Alison Burgos wasn’t always into plant-based food. In fact, she didn’t like vegan food at all!

 

But it took a severe health condition to get her to completely re-think her lifestyle.

 

At just forty years old, Alison was morbidly obese and confined to a wheelchair. Rheumatoid arthritis had attacked her joints to such a degree that she couldn’t move without excruciating pain. The best doctors in the world prescribed steroids and drugs, but those did nothing to combat the inflammation. At her wit’s end, Alison decided to take matters into her own hands and, with her wife and friends’ support, went on a 90-day raw cleanse.

 

Her inflammation disappeared.

 

What started as a personal health journey has turned into a desire to help others make conscious choices about what they eat, and see how positive and powerful those choices can be. This is how the Seed, Food and Wine festival was born.

 

And we’re so excited to invite you to join us there.

 

The Seed Food & Wine LA and Eat Drink Vegan events are happening THIS WEEK, May 23rd to 26th.

 

It’s much more than just a festival. It’s a movement, driven by passionate people dedicated to raising awareness around veganism, holistic health, sustainability and animal welfare. Their mission is to elevate the conversation and get people connected to the transformational power of food.

 

All your favorite vegan content creators will be there, as well as the country’s best plant-based:

  • Chefs
  • Artists
  • Designers
  • Influencers
  • Authors

 

Get ready for delicious vegan food (plus wine and cocktails!), talks, presentations, cooking demos, inspiration and lots of fun live events…and lots of free swag!

 

Get your tickets right now and use the coupon code “wellness” to get $10 off any event (including the Fashion Show, Seed Summit, Grand Tasting, 5k Run and Yoga, and Eat Drink Vegan). You just pay for your ticket, everything else is free! Join us!!

 

 

What you’ll learn in Episode 202:

  • How Alison overcame rheumatoid arthritis naturally
  • Diet tips to heal inflammation
  • How your diet can positively impact the planet
  • The only way we can stop factory farming
  • What keeps Alison going on her wellness journey
  • Why we’re at a real tipping point moment in history
  • The inflammation monster food
  • Alison’s tips to start your own healing journey
  • Why the time for change is NOW
  • How to get into Seed Food and Wine as early as the VIPs

 

Our favorite moments:

@9:50 Wacky and crazy.

@14:17 I have the power to heal myself.

@22:44 Then I got surprised!

@26:30 We have the power to take back our health!

@29:40 Your mind’s gonna be blown!

@37:40 Things get super wild.

@41:20 Life is NOW.

 

LINKS

SeedFoodandWineLa.com

PlantLab.com

WhatTheHealthFilm.com

SeedFoodandWine.com

SeedFoodandWine Instragram

 

Dr. Stephen Cabral is back on the podcast to talk how to restore the body in just 12 weeks.  And it just might involve some detoxing…

 

For a proper introduction to Dr. Cabral, check out Episode 186 where he shares how he healed himself, explains intermittent fasting, detoxing and Ayurvedic medicine, and shows how he uses these to help people go from chronic pain, depression and disease to a state of vitality and happiness.

 

Here’s a quick refresher on natural methods to better understand why Dr. Cabral’s system is so transformative!

 

What is Disease?

A simplified way to look at disease is this: people either get sick because of toxicity, or because of deficiency. If we can address the deficiencies (by supplementing vitamins, minerals, amino acids, etc.) and begin to remove the toxicities (such as excess hormones, plastics, etc.), we can heal anything!

 

Western Medicine vs Functional Medicine

Unfortunately, the goal of conventional Western medicine is not to get better. It just addresses the symptoms. High cholesterol is just a symptom (or sign) that there is a deeper issue, like an auto-immune condition or excess toxins. Conventional medicine will prescribe drugs to manage the symptoms BUT NOT GET THE ROOT CAUSE.

 

They might make you feel a bit better in the short term, but they don’t provide long-term benefits. On the other hand, functional medicine will look at what might be causing the condition, and help you bring your body back into a state of healthy balance. That said, if you’re suffering a heart attack, you’re better off heading to the emergency room rather than your natural health doctor!

 

Your Health and The Rain Barrel Effect

Your body is in a constant state of homeostasis: it is always trying to return to a healthy balance. This means that it can take lots of stress, junk food, and toxins before diseases finally show up in your blood tests. It’s what Dr. Cabral calls the “rain barrel effect,” which is also the title of his best-selling book.

 

Your rain barrel is essentially your toxic load. If it’s overflowing, your health suffers. You need to empty it out –  clear your toxicity – in order to bring your body back into balance.

 

How to Heal Your Body

According to Dr. Cabral, you can heal anything within 12 to 16 weeks (3-4 months). That’s because all your red blood cells turn over every 90-120 days (also 3-4 months). As this happens, your mitochondria (your cells’ energy stores) are replenished with nutrients. This means more energy and fewer symptoms!

 

Diet is a huge part of that journey, but you need a holistic approach. Addressing food without overcoming emotional trauma just won’t work.

 

A lot of our diseases come from our emotions.

 

Where to Begin?

A great way to find out what is happening in your body is to have functional tests done. These will look at markers that conventional medicine usually ignores to give you a complete picture of what is going on with your health right now. You can order these tests on Dr. Cabral’s online store. Dr. Cabral will read through them and you’ll get a phone call from one of his team’s health coaches to discuss the results.

 

Dr. Cabral’s Weight Loss and Detox Tips:

  • Forget about crash diets or regimes, they are not sustainable and don’t work long term.
  • Crowd out the bad foods with nourishing foods (plant based whole foods are your friends here).
  • Don’t graze all day long, allow your body 4-5 hours between meals to give your cortisol levels a chance to level out.
  • Reset your circadian rhythm – your body detoxifies from around 10pm.
  • Eat foods that support your liver detoxification (like cruciferous veg: broccoli, kale, etc.).
  • Try Dr. Cabral’s detox shakes or his detox protocol.

 

Dr. Cabral and Leslie Durso’s Healthy Travel Tips:

  • Get your antibacterial wipes and wipe everything around you – planes are never cleaned.
  • Get a good night’s sleep before your flight.
  • Avoid alcohol, coffee or tea on the plane, and drink a lot of water (that said, a glass of wine will help you sleep on those super long flights).
  • Ramp up your immune system a few days before: take plenty of vitamin c, zinc and green juices.
  • Fast so that your energy can be focused on protecting your body from germs and toxins (like flame retardants and bug sprays) rather than digesting food.
  • Never eat airplane food – it’s microwaved and full of preservatives.
  • Bring your own health supplements.

 

 

What you’ll learn in Episode 201:

  • Why there is no space for ego in medicine
  • Why you need more than one doctor
  • Acute-based vs chronic-based illness, and which doctor to go to
  • Why running your blood work isn’t enough
  • Why you get allergies and what you can do to get rid of them today
  • The best alcohol you can consume for health (seriously!)
  • Dr. Cabral’s big 5 things to watch out for in terms of health
  • Best vegan sources of omega 3
  • The difference between a healthy craving and an unhealthy craving and how you can tell
  • Why you’re not really a night owl and how to reset your circadian rhythm
  • The perfect ways to start and end your day
  • The difference between a detox and a cleanse
  • What weight gain and high toxicity have in common

 

Our favorite moments:

@14:45 You can heal anything in just 12 to 16 weeks!

@16:49 Red wine replacement therapy!

@26:23 What is the future of medicine?

@30:50 I don’t believe in disease.

@42:30 Mind-blowing fact about sleep habits.

@53:25 Dr. Cabral’s detox strategies.

 

LINKS:

Instagram.com/stephencabral

Facebook.com/drstephencabral

StephenCabral.com

DrCabralDetox.com

StephenCabral.com/podcasts

StephenCabral.com/store (labs & supplements used in Dr. Cabral’s practice)

www.LeslieDurso.com  

 

Only a Few Spots Left on Our Italian Vegan Getaway

We’re going to Italy in under a month!! We can’t wait to be there with you.

 

Join us for a full immersion into Italian culture and lifestyle – vegan style! Give yourself the gift of a week away to slow down, relax, reset, and share a life-changing retreat with a group of likeminded women. We’ll be hiking, swimming (in the infinity pool), boating, and, of course, eating (vegan gelato anyone?). You can turn off your phone (except for taking Instagram photos of course!), leave your laptop to one side, and fully indulge in a week of complete relaxation.

 

Go to www.foodhealsnation.com/italy for the brochure, or just email info@foodhealsnation.com for more details.

 

She makes green sexy and cool, she’s a best-selling author AND an eco-Marry Poppins for the new Millennium. We couldn’t think of anyone better to celebrate 200 episodes of the Food Heals Podcast…

 

So without further ado…the gorgeous Sophie Uliano!

 

If you’ve tried and tried to make good habits stick but never quite get there, Sophie has the perfect event for you.       **(learn more below the Favorite moments section)**

 

But first, time to bust some health & beauty myths.

 

Myth 1: Synthetic chemicals are bad, and “natural” ingredients are always better and safer.

First off, the term “natural” is not regulated at all, so anyone can put that on their label. And when it comes to synthetics, well, that just means “made in a lab.” Let’s take the top four ingredients that really make a difference to your skin:

 

  1. Vitamin C (in the form of ascorbic acid),
  2. Retinoids
  3. Hydroxyacids
  4. Peptides

 

All four NEED TO BE in their synthetic forms to be stable. They might be “chemicals” but they’re completely safe for your skin.

 

Best Skin Care Ingredients to Fade Sun Spots Fast:

  • For sensitive skin/prone to breakouts: beta hydroxyl acid (BHA) that contains willow bark which will also get rid of your black heads.
  • For not-so-sensitive skin: alpha hydroxy acid to melt away the dead skin cells and reveal your glow.
  • Our favorite brands: Sunshine Botanicals Pumpkin Power Peal; Alpha H; MyChell.

 

Myth 2: Everyone should use retinols.

Yes, but also no. Actually, retinols are something everyone should use, because as our skin gets older, it thins – that’s what makes skin under the eyes appear darker. Retinoids help to thicken skin. BUT prescription-strength retinoids can be too harsh and cause damage. It’s all in the dosage. You need a tiny amount, and if your skin is sensitive you need to look out for the gentler forms of retinol.

 

Myth 3: Lectins are really bad for you.

Lectins are protein molecules found in almost all vegetables. They’re the plant’s protection mechanism, so yes, they may upset your digestive system if eaten raw. And yes, some lectins are toxic, like the ones found in red kidney beans (phytohaemagglutinin) – which is why you should NEVER EAT A RAW BEAN!

 

But lately everyone’s been talking about how bad all lectins are for you, and how “dangerous” it may be to eat plants.

 

Let’s get real.

 

There’s no way eating a wholefoods plant-based diet is ever dangerous. It’s the most natural way of eating. What’s more, most lectins are destroyed by cooking.

 

Myth 4: Juicing is better than smoothies.

Juices are great, but smoothies are better. Mother Nature created the whole fruit – when you juice you take out so many of the healing nutrients, like the fiber, which keeps your digestive system ticking over nicely. It’s important to eat the whole plant, and smoothies help you do exactly that. Smoothies win.

 

Want more gorgeously green tips from Sophie? Check out our Thanksgiving and New Year’s episodes!

 

 

What you’ll learn in Episode 200:

  • The jaw dropping beauty fact Sophie shared with Oprah and Julia Roberts
  • Why women are unstoppable
  • The natural ingredient to get rid of brown spots and scars
  • One superfood powder that’s super high in Vitamin C
  • A $0.20 DIY serum to banish sun spots
  • The best type of vitamin C for sensitive skin
  • The common cleansing habit that may be causing your breakouts
  • Why your emotional vibration affects your skin
  • Sophie’s review of laser skin therapy, microneedling and the PRP facial
  • Why to never, EVER use an old-fashioned oil burner
  • How Sophie recovered from second degree burns on her face without any plastic surgery

 

Our favorite moments:

@6:20 That’s when the magic happens.

@12:03 There’s so much power in there.

@31:45 What made Leslie’s face turn purple after just one use?

@59:40 Where’s the broccoli lobby?

@1:00:01 Why it’s DEFINITELY cheaper to eat plant-based.

 

LINKS:

http://sophieuliano.com/

 

Gorgeous for Good Weekend Intensive with Sophie Uliano; June 9th & 10th

Busting myths is one of the steps you can take to get gorgeous for good. But if you’ve never quite been able to stick to those healthy habits long-term, we’ve got the perfect solution for you.

 

Join Sophie Uliano in LA on June 9th to 10th for the Gorgeous for Good Weekend Intensive. For 2 days, you will be supported by Sophie’s tribe of wellness warriors, hormone educators, doctors, healers and mindful meditation teachers, so you can learn all the aspects of wellness you need to become gorgeous for good.

 

This is a beautifully nourishing and supporting retreat, where you will be surrounded by like-minded women. You will make soul-connections that will last a lifetime.

 

Plus, you will walk away with an enormous swag bag worth over $1000, full of gorgeously green beauty products. Move fast and use the code FOODHEALS20 to get 20% off the early bird ticket price.

 

Italian Retreat June 2nd to 9th

Speaking of life-long soul connections, we have just 2 spots left on our Vegan Italian Getaway on the Amalfi Coast.

 

How about sampling organic vegan wine and olive oil grown and made on the property? Join us for beautiful (infinity) poolside conversations, learn to cook with Leslie, share experiences with like-minded women and create life-long bonds in the most beautiful setting in the world.

 

Email us or send us a FB message for details! Oh, and 2 words: vegan gelato. See you there!

We all want to be fit.

 

But who wants to go to a gym every day? And what if lifting weights actually bulks you up rather than slims you down? And what if you’re eating the wrong foods before and after a workout?

 

It’s exhausting trying to figure out the best fitness strategies to lose weight and feel great.

 

That’s where today’s guests can offer you some invaluable advice. Considering all the theories and practices this power couple have learned, both from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition and beyond, we feel safe in saying that what they don’t know about fitness is not worth knowing.

 

Devon’s wellness story dates back to her late 20’s. Despite being a dancer and appearing slim and healthy, she had a disordered relationship with food, and was pre-diabetic and pre-menopausal: her blood sugar and hormones were completely out of balance.

 

Through a combination of Gyrotonic training, holistic anti-aging strategies and nutrition, Devon completely healed her Lyme disease, balanced her hormones and now feels healthier than ever.

 

For Rob, health was just about aesthetics, about looking good. Flash-forward 10 years, and an unfortunate honeymoon photo made Rob realize that his “just work out and don’t worry about the food” theory had resulted in a big gut.

 

He looked worse than he’d ever looked.

 

Now, after treating his body with a series of short-term goals, he’s shed 30 pounds and looks 10 years younger!

 

Together, Rob and Devon are the dynamic duo behind Open Sky Fitness. Their podcast combines expert interviews with in-depth looks at the latest in wellness and workouts. They also offer one on-one coaching and group challenges for people who are really serious about getting fit.

 

You can get their free book for the secrets to jump-starting your workout in just 3 days here. Or if you have any questions, you can contact Rob and Devon by email at rob@opensky.com or devon@opensky.com.

 

 

What you’ll learn in Episode 199:

  • How Devon cleared her Lyme disease within 6 months without antibiotics
  • A revolutionary natural treatment that stimulates your immune system
  • How Rob shed 30 pounds and overhauled his health
  • Tips to lose weight FAST
  • Why you don’t need to spend hours in the gym to lose weight
  • How women should lift to stay lean
  • Adaptation and how it keeps you fat
  • How intermittent fasting can revolutionize your health
  • Best post-workout foods for vegans
  • Number 1 rule for your workouts
  • The 2 exercises you need to do to lose weight

 

Our favorite moments:

@18:40 Wild West of information?

@22:42 The big weight lifting misconception

@30:02 Listen to your body

@32:30 The secret to good health

@54:10 The cleanest supplement brand?

 

LINKS:

www.openskyfitness.com

Open Sky Fitness Podcast

Open Sky Fitness Facebook Group

www.Plantlab.com/Leslie-Durso    

We all want to be beautiful…but at what cost?

 

A conventional lipstick might make us pretty for the day, but the buildup of toxic ingredients can have devastating long-term effects on our health.

 

And what about the cost to animals?

 

Each year, UP TO A MILLION dogs, rabbits and mice are tortured and die because of our self-care products.

 

Ericka Rodriguez had worn the same mascara for 10 years before she read the ingredients label and discovered the dark side of her make-up. But finding fun, colorful, organic, vegan and cruelty free alternatives was tough.

 

So she decided to make her own…and that’s how Axiology was born.

 

Where most lipsticks contain upwards of 23 ingredients(!), Axiology lipsticks contain around 10, with no scary chemicals in sight. Her products are made from things most of us have in our kitchens or bathrooms: avocado butter, coconut oil, calendula wax, neem oil, elderberry extract. Better still, the packaging is made by a recycled-paper company run by women whose aim is to address the trash issue in Bali.

 

If you want make-up that’s kind to the animals, the planet and your body, this is it.

 

Axiology’s ethos is to give women the opportunity to get creative with their make-up without having to worry about toxic ingredients or animal cruelty.

 

Our favorite vegan, cruelty-free, organic make-up brands and stores:

 

 

What you’ll learn in Episode 198:

  • What animal testing actually means
  • Why animal testing is no longer necessary
  • How Axiology is helping clean up the environment
  • Why some vegan products aren’t cruelty free
  • One surprisingly disgusting ingredient to avoid
  • What to look out for in a cruelty free brand
  • The best place for digital nomads and co-working
  • The scary truth about fragrance

 

Our favorite moments:

@8:20 Putting lipstick on a pig

@13:15 WHO went vegan??

@22:05 We want women to feel good

 

LINKS:

Axiologybeauty.com – get 15% off for a limited time!

Twitter.com/AxiologyBeauty

Facebook.com/AxiologyBeauty

 

Did you know that eating vegan for one day saves one animal a day?

Asher Brown learned this at 9 years old, when he realized that if he could know what a cow might want, it would not want to be eaten. After that day, he’d never eat meat again.

 

It wasn’t easy being the only vegetarian in his family; his mom worried he might never grow up big and strong without meat (a common assumption among non-vegetarians). But his parents supported him throughout, and at 20 he went one step further, going from vegetarian to vegan.

 

However, like many of us, he was an apologetic vegan. He didn’t want to make others uncomfortable, didn’t want to be the odd one out or the “awkward” guy at the dinner table.

 

But then he got hired to make videos for Beyond Meat.

 

From there he discovered Vegan Instagram, and that he was part of a group of millions of vegans around the world, standing up for the animals in all that they did. He was far from being alone in his veganism, or from being the only one who had to have awkward dinner conversations.

 

That sparked his move out of the shadows of apologetic veganism and into the light of bold, confident vegan activism.

 

Asher began speaking at conferences, connecting with other vegans, and working for vegan brands.

 

All of this action resulted in Brown’s own company, Pollution TV, a content agency that works solely with ethical companies and conscious brands to spread vegan awareness and lead social change. He’s also recently launched a plant-based cooking show with a very unique approach: High Cuisine, where two cannabis-infused chefs cook up vegan dishes, with some surprising results! You can watch the show for free on Go90.com (you know you want to check it out…).

 

Asher Brown teaches us that being plant-powered isn’t about what you’re giving up, but about what you’re getting in return. We can do so much good in the world, but it comes down to what we choose to put on our plates each and every day.

 

Choosing plants over meat makes a difference. Asher says, if you care about the world, your health, having enough food to feed the entire planet, social justice: eat more plants. Simple.

 

Your diet is your chance every day to reflect on yourself, your body, your surroundings. It’s more than just about your meal, it’s about the wider world.

 

 

What you’ll learn in Episode 197:

  • Why RIGHT NOW is the best time to change your diet
  • The movie that is going to shake everything up
  • How Asher went from biologist to filmmaker
  • How to raise healthy kids
  • How to avoid being a junk food vegan
  • The scary truth about why you keep eating junk food
  • The shocking facts about marshmallows
  • How to take your health to the next level
  • Clothing: the next vegan frontier
  • How animal sanctuaries help future generations be more compassionate
  • How Asher avoided cholesterol lowering drugs with a natural approach

 

Our favorite moments:

@6:55 What “High Cuisine” really means

@12:24 My spin is plant-based

@20:53 All the action is vegan

@26:15 We need a broccoli lobby!

@35:06 Goat yoga?

@44:01 Vegan is the greatest party on earth

@48:57 Life is a big party

 

RISE & BLOOM MASTERMIND & GALA, April 20th and 21st (This Friday!!!)

If you’ve ever dreamed of starting a wellness business, getting more views on your blog, selling a digital or physical product, or becoming an influencer, then sign up now (just 3 days left!). We’ve got the perfect workshop to help you turn day-dreaming into doing!

There are just 4 spots left on our Rise and Bloom Mastermind in Los Angeles.

 

This is a 2-day high vibe mastermind for wellness entrepreneurs to create the life you’ve been dreaming of. It’ll be an intimate group setting where you will get a chance to set goals and get your business to the next level. Allison, Suzy and Leslie Durso will go through the skills, tactics and tools you need to grow your business:

  • Content creation
  • Video production
  • Podcast production
  • Marketing and monetization strategies
  • Passive income streams
  • How to build partnerships
  • How to sell – whether you’ve got a physical product or a digital product
  • Social media strategies… and MORE!
  • A lunch & learn with amazing vegan chef Leslie Durso
  • This workshop will be tailored to you. We’ll help you come up with the next best steps for your business.

 

And on Day 2, we’re going to glam it up and head to the Humane Society Gala. Walk the red carpet, eat delicious vegan food, and get emotional over the amazing work animal activists are doing right now. And you’ll get to meet celebrities! This is a great opportunity to network with influencers and spend time with beautiful like-minded people—because it’s all about who you know. You’ll make connections that will skyrocket your business to the next level.

 

Sign up at www.foodhealsnation.com/mastermind! Email info@foodhealsnation.com for a special discount code!

 

THE ULTIMATE VEGAN ITALIAN GETAWAY ON THE AMALFI COAST, June 2nd to 9th

There are just TWO SPOTS left on our amazing Italian get away. What are you waiting for? The time to book is NOW. Infinity pools, wine, Italian fare, relaxation, hiking, vegan cheffing & memories that will last a lifetime… What more could a girl want?

 

It’s going to be an amazing, delicious, beautiful, healthy retreat in a villa above the Amalfi coast, the most gorgeous place in the world. You’ll enjoy cooking lessons with vegan chef, Leslie Durso, exploring, and building life-long soul connections.

 

The villa has an organic garden, natural spring grotto, and did I mention an infinity pool? And of course, all the Italian charm you’ll ever need! It’s literally the Food Heals Podcast on the Amalfi Coast.

Go to Foodhealsnation.com/Italy for all the info! Or email Allison your questions at info@foodhealsnation.com.

If you want your mind, body, and spirit at peak health, golden girl of the wellness world Candice Kumai has a message just for you!

 

She is a:

  • Classically Trained Chef
  • Model
  • Journalist
  • TV Host
  • Best-Selling Author

 

That’s right. And she didn’t wear all these hats just for fun. She’s on a mission to make sure everything she does helps to bridge the gap between the West and traditional Japanese culture.

 

Brought up in a Japanese-Polish household, Candice was always fascinated by cooking and bringing people of all types together with food. She paid her way through culinary school with modeling, before eventually appearing on Top Chef.

 

And that was in 2006.

 

Now she’s an internationally acclaimed author, wellness influencer, and a living, breathing example of how to live and be well…while running a business (and major brand) in the city.

 

Magazines make a lot of promises (“Better Sex Now”, “Washboard Abs Tomorrow”)…but these things only work in the short term. A better overall life comes from sharing, being open-hearted, self-love, kindness, doing your best and celebrating imperfections.

 

And that’s what Kintsugi Wellness, Candice’s new book, is all about.

 

Kintsugi??

 

It literally means “the art of golden repair.” In Japanese tradition, when you break an object you put it back together with lacquer and gold dust, and make it even more beautiful as a piece of art. As Candice shows in her book and on the podcast, the same is true of ourselves. Candice has based her entire book on this principle as well as several other wellness tips rooted in her Japanese heritage.

 

It’s a perfectly imperfect guide to nourishing your whole youmind, body and spirit.

 

We are more beautiful with our cracks showing—all the tough times we’ve been through, struggles, painful relationships, illness. These cracks are the scars that show our beauty as a person who has lived. We can heal those scars through living and loving. When you cultivate self-love, everything falls into place. Whatever you want to achieve begins with loving yourself.

 

Kintsugi Wellness drops on April 17th, and you can pre-order here. The book contains 12 Japanese principles to help shape your life and over 40 delicious, healthy Japanese-Californian recipes. A perfect gift for a friend or for yourself!

 

 

What you’ll learn in Episode 196:

  • How to implement the spark of change
  • Super easy ways to cook Asian food
  • The one thing you need to reach for your goals
  • Why you need to travel to Japan right now!
  • One healthy living tip you can start today
  • The difference between healthy and unhealthy relationships
  • How to lovingly separate from a partner
  • Candice’s tips for healthy living as a wellness-preneur
  • How to Live to 100 and thrive
  • Best Japanese lifestyle tips

 

Food Heals Nation Q&A:

Can you recommend a healthy, natural shampoo and conditioner?

  • EO Shampoo and Conditioner: we love their products, and their shampoos are gluten-free.
  • Taking diatomaceous earth (silica) supplements helps keep your hair super strong and healthy.
  • Think Dirty App: scan the barcode and it’ll give you a rating to help you choose natural, toxin-free products.

 

Our favorite moments:

@17:15 We can Kintsugi the whole world

@37:25 I love doing bad things

@40:33 Conscious uncoupling

@43:15 Disney lied!

@52:02 Health is our greatest gift

 

LINKS:

CandiceKumai.com

Instagram.com/candicekumai

Dan Buettner The Blue Zones

Veg News – Like Cosmo for veganism

 

RISE & BLOOM MASTERMIND & GALA, April 20th and 21st

If you’ve ever dreamed of starting a wellness business, getting more views on your blog, selling a digital or physical product, or becoming an influencer, today is your lucky day. We’ve got the perfect workshop to help you turn day-dreaming into doing!

There are just 4 spots left on our Rise and Bloom Mastermind in Los Angeles.

 

This is a 2-day high vibe mastermind for wellness entrepreneurs to create the life you’ve been dreaming of. It’ll be an intimate group setting where you will get a chance to set goals and get your business to the next level. Allison, Suzy and Leslie Durso will go through the skills, tactics and tools you need to grow your business:

  • Content creation
  • Video production
  • Podcast production
  • Marketing and monetization strategies
  • Passive income streams
  • How to build partnerships
  • How to sell – whether you’ve got a physical product or a digital product
  • Social media strategies… and MORE!
  • A lunch & learn with amazing vegan chef Leslie Durso
  • This workshop will be tailored to you. We’ll help you come up with the next best steps for your business.

 

And on Day 2, we’re going to glam it up and head to the Humane Society Gala. Walk the red carpet, eat delicious vegan food, and get emotional over the amazing work animal activists are doing right now. And you’ll get to meet celebrities! This is a great opportunity to network with influencers and spend time with beautiful like-minded people—because it’s all about who you know. You’ll make connections that will skyrocket your business to the next level.

 

Sign up at www.foodhealsnation.com/mastermind! Email info@foodhealsnation.com for a special discount code!

 

THE ULTIMATE VEGAN ITALIAN GETAWAY ON THE AMALFI COAST, June 2nd to 9th

There are just TWO SPOTS left on our amazing Italian get away. What are you waiting for? The time to book is NOW. Infinity pools, wine, Italian fare, relaxation, hiking, vegan cheffing & memories that will last a lifetime… What more could a girl want?

 

It’s going to be an amazing, delicious, beautiful, healthy retreat in a villa above the Amalfi coast, the most gorgeous place in the world. You’ll enjoy cooking lessons with vegan chef, Leslie Durso, exploring, and building life-long soul connections.

 

The villa has an organic garden, natural spring grotto, and did I mention an infinity pool? And of course, all the Italian charm you’ll ever need! It’s literally the Food Heals Podcast on the Amalfi Coast.

Go to Foodhealsnation.com/Italy for all the info! Or email Allison your questions at info@foodhealsnation.com.

Steve Olsher is a bad-ass entrepreneur who’s done nearly everything, even selling speakers out of a van. Motivated by the deep desire to stop simply chasing dollars and start creating positive change, he’s become…

 

…a best-selling author, podcaster, radio host, and speaker, appearing on many media channels, including CNN and Huffington Post.

 

His book What is Your What uncovers the strategies to find your soul’s true calling. He starts by breaking down the key difference between:

 

-Your “why” (something you choose – provide for the family, help the homeless, support the environment, etc.)

-Your “what” (something that chooses you – most internal part of you that can never be taken away)

 

From there, Steve Olsher gives the specific strategies you’ll need to figure out what your “what” is, including the three key questions you MUST ask yourself:

 

What is your core gift?

What primary vehicle are you going to use to share that gift?

Who are the people you’re most compelled to serve?

 

With the above (and a few other pieces of advice Steve gives in the podcast), you’ll have the tools to go out into the world and make a difference with your unique talents. Go to the website to download your free copy!

 

Steve was motivated to launch the New Media Summit because he wanted to help those with a great story reach out to more people. This incredible conference is all about how to leverage the power of new media; it gives new entrepreneurs and coaches the opportunity to meet 40 of the world’s biggest podcasters and get a spot booked on their shows.

 

Whether you’re a podcaster looking for new stories, or an author who wants to reach a wider audience, the New Media Summit is the perfect place to network and grow your business. It’s limited to 150 people so you get some personal time with all major influencers.

 

And this year, EVERYONE gets a chance to pitch everyone – this really is an incredible opportunity to expand your brand.

 

Allison was honored to be one of New Media Summit’s Icons of Influence last year. Many of the guests on our show have come from the event. If you want the opportunity to pitch to influencers this year, then don’t miss out! The next one is less than two weeks away, plus we’ve scored a huge discount code for you. Go to www.foodhealsnation.com/newmediasummit to sign up, or email info@foodhealsnation.com for more information.

 

This is THE event for networking and connecting with like-minded people, plus dancing (how about the wobble on a 400-sq.ft lit-up dancefloor?) and, of course, plenty of drinks.

So what are you waiting for? Get your tickets and join us.

 

What you’ll learn in episode 195:

  • The one thing you have to do before you die (you may be surprised!)
  • Top reasons why you need to be at the New Media Summit
  • Steve’s heart wrenching wake-up moment
  • What to do if you feel like there’s more to life than this
  • The unexpected reason you’re not happy
  • The key steps to find your “what”
  • How to deal with indecisiveness
  • Reclaim the Canyon Principle
  • How to unearth your unique gift
  • How to break free of self-imposed limitations
  • Are you a critic or a creator?
  • Can we be anything we want to be?

 

 

Our favorite moments:

@6:55 What really puts fire in Steve’s soul?

@16:30 What happened when the LSD wore off

@25:25 We literally have the power to reinvent our lives in this moment and every moment

@55:30 Everyone has something to teach

 

LINKS:

SteveOlsher.com

WhatIsYourWhat.com

Internet Prophets

ReinventionRadio.com

Facebook.com/Steve.Olsher

 

THE ULTIMATE VEGAN ITALIAN GETAWAY ON THE AMALFI COAST, June 2nd to 9th

This is truly a last call. There are just TWO SPOTS left on our amazing Italian getaway…Infinity pools, wine, Italian fare, relaxation, hiking, vegan cheffing & memories that will last a lifetime… What more could a girl want?

It’s going to be an amazing, delicious, beautiful, healthy retreat in a villa above the Amalfi coast, the most gorgeous place in the world. You’ll enjoy cooking lessons with vegan chef, Leslie Durso, exploring, and building life-long soul connections.

The villa has an organic garden, natural spring grotto, and did I mention an infinity pool? And of course, all the Italian charm you’ll ever need! It’s literally the Food Heals Podcast on the Amalfi Coast. Go to Foodhealsnation.com/Italy for all the info! Or email Allison your questions at info@foodhealsnation.com.

Nearly 60 percent of women aged 18 to 35 have experienced abuse in their relationships and 24 percent of women in abusive relationships have not told anyone they’re being harmed. These types of toxic relationships take a rigorous toll on our health; often causing PTSD & depression and can become extremely dangerous.

 

In today’s episode we tell the story of survivor and brave soul Rosie Aiello, the abuse she endured, and how she eventually made “the great escape.”

 

Rosie moved to the Middle East to be with her new husband. On the outside, they had the perfect marriage, but the warning signs were there from the honeymoon.

 

Isolated, without a support system, emotionally, physically and financially abused, Rosie spent most of her marriage not realizing she was in an abusive relationship; she just thought she wasn’t good enough.

 

But the second she realized her daughter was also being controlled, she set about orchestrating the escape of their lives. Their bid to freedom worked, and they’ve been back in the US since 2009. Her book 11 Hours to Freedom describes her epic journey from the prison of her marriage to being free and living a joyful life.

 

It wasn’t an easy ride. She came back in the middle of the recession, and finding a job was tough. Rosie didn’t let that stop her: she started her own business. She’s now an international award-winning entrepreneur, a best-selling author, and a coach for women seeking to escape their abusive relationships and break through into the life they deserve.

 

Rosie and her daughter are on a global mission to save a million women and children from domestic violence. Because when women are free from the shackles of abuse, they can really thrive. Join their bid for a kinder word through the Love is Kind Movement.

 

Rosie has created a women empowerment program called the Freedom Fulfilment Formula to help women care for themselves, reclaim their voice, step up, and create they life they dream of. Go to Rosie’s website for your free gift!

 

How do you know if you are in an abusive relationship?

The undeniable warning signs:

  • Is he always blaming you for everything?
  • Is he controlling the money in any shape or form?
  • Is he making excuses for you not to see your friends or family
  • Is he insulting family and friends
  • Is he making it difficult for you to get out of the house?
  • Look at the patterns – is your partner consistently blaming you? Are they unwilling to listen to your side? Can you resolve conflicts in a mature way?
  • Any physical abuse.

 

If you’re worried you might be in an abusive relationship, you can reach out to Rosie by emailing 11hourstofreedom@gmail.com.

 

 

What you’ll learn in Episode 194:

  • How to stop feeling like a fraud
  • The film-worthy way Rosie outsmarted her husband and set herself free
  • The unexpected link between charm and sociopaths
  • How to turn trauma into your biggest strength
  • How to escape a toxic relationship
  • The difference between an abusive relationship and a toxic relationship
  • The red flags to look out for
  • The difference between a normal fight and a danger sign

 

 

Our favorite moments:

@9:20 Limiting beliefs on steroids!

@16:49 OMG this is my life!

@21:30 They should make a movie about your life!

@31:05 Why Rosie became an entrepreneur (the answer will surprise you!)

 

 

LINKS:

11hourstofreedom.com

Linkedin.com/in/rosieaiello

Facebook.com/rosierosebud53

Twitter.com/RosieClearVista

Facebook.com/groups/TheLoveIsKindMovement

Facebook.com/RosieandSunnyAuthors

The Verbally Abusive Relationship, by Patricia Evans

 

 

RISE & BLOOM MASTERMIND, April 20th and 21st

And if you’ve ever dreamed of starting a wellness business, today is your lucky day: stop day dreaming and start doing! We’ve got 8 spots on our Rise and Bloom Mastermind in Los Angeles. This is a 2-day high vibe mastermind for wellness entrepreneurs to create the life you’ve been dreaming of. It’ll be an intimate group setting where you will get a chance to set goals and get your business to the next level. We’ll go through:

  • Content creation
  • Video production
  • Podcast production
  • Marketing and monetization strategies
  • Passive income streams
  • How to sell – whether you’ve got a physical product or a digital product
  • Social media strategies… and MORE!
  • A lunch & learn with amazing vegan chef Leslie Durso
  • This workshop will be tailored to you. Whatever you want or need to learn, that’s what we’ll focus on.

 

And on Day 2, we’re going to glam it up and head to the Humane Society Gala. Walk the red carpet, eat delicious vegan food, and get emotional over the amazing work animal activists are doing right now. And you’ll get to meet celebrities! This is a great opportunity to network with influencers and spend time with beautiful like-minded people—because it’s all about who you know.

 

Sign up at www.foodhealsnation.com/mastermind! Email info@foodhealsnation.com for a special discount code!

 

 

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!

What are you telling yourself day in, day out? Your thoughts shape your reality, and most of us think critical, negative, painful thoughts on a regular basis. It’s time to change that; time to release the emotions that keep us stuck in a cycle of pain; time to step into the life we’ve always dreamed of. Listen now!

 

Mindset expert Jolen Philbrook is a survivor. She overcame cancer TWICE. First a rare type of breast cancer, then kidney cancer. And at the same time, she was fighting a custody battle with no income. How did she keep going and get through it all? One word: mindset. Now, having survived, she shares her wisdom to help women live their greatest life. She’s a transformational coach and best-selling author of the Gratitude Book Project, and Tears to Triumph. She created the Breakthrough to Prosperity formula to help women clear their emotions and live in an abundant mindset. Her podcast the Inner Abundant Mindset is the go-to show for everything from healing relationships to clearing chakras!

 

Joie Cheng is a self-love transformation queen, bestselling author, speaker, coach and energy healer, on a mission to inspire women to stop living on auto-pilot and awaken to the life they’ve always wanted. Like Jolen, Joie is a survivor: she overcame her parent’s messy divorce, two near-death experiences, a battle with depression, an abusive relationship, and both her parents’ deaths. But through these experiences, she was able to grow her intuition, heal herself naturally and rebuild her life. She’s the author of The Naked Truth: A Woman’s Journey to Self-Love. Joie has a special gift for Food Heals listeners: the 7-Day Self-Love Challenge – start your journey to self-love and change your life!

 

Top Tips to Shift Your Mindset:

  • Make the decision: decide you are going to take your power back.
  • Stop talking about the problem: talking about it just keeps you stuck in that painful emotion. Talk about the solution instead—where do you want to be?
  • Counteract your negative thoughts with something positive: say it three times in a row.
  • Get into the feeling of abundance: wear your best clothes, your prettiest shoes, do your hair, strike a power pose.
  • Anytime you hear yourself talking negative, just stop midstream. Tell yourself that whatever that thought is not true. Then state your new belief.
  • Find your community – there’s a powerful effect to people coming together for a common purpose
  • Write down the things you love about yourself.
  • Embrace your darkness, those parts of yourself you don’t like.
  • Write down what you are grateful for right now – stop focusing on what’s lacking in your life and instead concentrate on what you have.
  • Mirror work: Get yourself in front of the mirror and tell yourself how much you love and appreciate yourself.

 

 

What you’ll learn in Episode 193:

  • How your emotions could be making you sick
  • The link between anger and cancer
  • The secret formula to banish negative beliefs for good
  • A technique that will get your through any tough situation
  • How to recognize and release grief and stop it keeping you stuck
  • How to overcome depression without pills
  • A simple trick to shift your beliefs
  • Are we meant to be monogamous?
  • A super powerful practice that will reset your mind
  • How self-love can beat depression
  • A story Suzy has never shared with Food Heals Nation before now!
  • How to free yourself from needing make-up all the time
  • Diet tips to support a happy mindset

 

 

Our favorite moments:

@18:42 The five second rule

@23:10 Power shoes

@29:30 How to talk to animals

@46:00 How can you NOT love yourself?

@49:55 Joie’s tips to get through sadness

@54:35 Life ain’t a Disney movie!

 

 

LINKS

Jolenphilbrook.com

Facebook.com/JolenPhilbrook

Joiecheng.com

Facebook.com/JoieCheng

Sex at Dawn

 

Check out these two can’t-miss events:

 

RISE & BLOOM MASTERMIND, April 20th and 21st

Come to the Rise and Bloom Mastermind in Los Angeles! This is a 2-day high vibe mastermind for wellness entrepreneurs to create the life you’ve been dreaming of. It’ll be an intimate group setting where you will get a chance to set goals and get your business to the next level. You’ll learn:

  • Content creation
  • Video production
  • Podcast production
  • Marketing and monetization strategies
  • How to sell – whether you’ve got a physical product or a digital product
  • Social media strategies… and MORE!
  • This workshop will be tailored to you. Whatever you want or need to learn, that’s what we’ll focus on.

 

And on Day 2, we’re going to glam it up and head to the Humane Society Gala. Walk the red carpet, eat delicious vegan food, and get emotional over the amazing work animal activists are doing right now. And you’ll get to meet celebrities! This is a great opportunity to network with influencers and spend time with beautiful like-minded people.

Sign up at www.foodhealsnation.com/mastermind!

 

 

THE ULTIMATE VEGAN ITALIAN GETAWAY ON THE AMALFI COAST, June 2nd to 9th

There are just TWO SPOTS left on our amazing Italian get away. The time to books is NOW.

Infinity pools, wine, Italian faire, relaxation, hiking, vegan cheffing & memories that will last a lifetime… What more could a girl want? It’s going to be an amazing, delicious, beautiful, healthy retreat in a villa above the Amalfi coast, the most gorgeous place in the world. You’ll enjoy cooking lessons with vegan chef, Leslie Durso, exploring, and building life-long soul connections. The villa has an organic garden, natural spring grotto, and did I mention an infinity pool? and of course, all the Italian charm you’ll ever need! Go to Foodhealsnation.com/Italy for all the info!

 

 

NEW MEDIA SUMMIT, April 12th to 15th

We met both Jolen and Joie at the New Media Summit. This is a conference designed to teach coaches, authors, speakers, holistic practitioners and entrepreneurs how to leverage the power of new media. Pitch your story to us and hundreds of other influencers! Get $500 off the conference price using the coupon code FoodHeals. Go to www.foodhealsnation.com/newmediasummit to sign up!

 

 

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!