Following the premature death of his mother from breast cancer, Dr. Platt began the journey of assimilating his knowledge about hormones and the importance of keeping them in balance for optimum health and wellness.

Through the observation of thousands of patients, he uncovered secrets to the body’s master system, namely hormones. In 1995, he opened a clinic in Palm Desert, California where he has been consulting with his patients and clients employing his Platt Protocol, a natural approach to hormone balance and wellness.

Since 1997, the Platt Wellness Center has been a pioneer in the research and advancement of the therapeutic use of progesterone cream and other bio-identical hormones. Platt is considered an important pioneer in observational, functional, alternative, and allopathic medicine focused on bio-identical hormones and adrenaline overload.

His award-winning books, “The Miracle of Bio-Identical Hormones”, How I Lost My…fatigue, hot flashes, ADHD, ADD, fibromyalgia, PMS, osteoporosis, weight, sexual dysfunction, anger, migraines… and “Adrenaline Dominance, A Revolutionary Approach to Wellness”, detail his Platt Protocol: solutions for conditions modern medicine considers ‘incurable’ and that are ‘treated’ with drugs, endless office visits and tests as well as billions spent on research.

He has identified many conditions that respond positively to bio-identical hormones, especially progesterone. Conditions that affect millions of people worldwide such as: ADHD, fibromyalgia, autism, depression, bipolar disorder, addictions, weight gain, anger, road rage, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and more. Visit www.plattwellness.com to learn more.

Episode 289 Also Available Wherever You Listen To Podcasts, Including
Apple Podcasts, Spotify, iHeartRadio and more!

In 2012, JJ Virgin was in a hospital room next to her sixteen-year-old son who was struck by a hit-and-run driver and left for dead. She was told by doctors that he wouldn’t last through the night and to let him go.

 

With every reason to give up, JJ chose instead to invest her energy into the hope that her son would not just survive, but thrive.

 

In the latest episode of Food Heals, she shares the journey of overcoming the worst moment of her life.

 

It’s a story of western medicine and holistic healing modalities working together to heal a young man and a mom that wouldn’t take no for an answer.

 

During this difficult time, JJ learned valuable personal lessons that helped her rebuild her life and find success and purpose in herself, her work, and teach her sons and community how to face their own obstacles and trials.

 

JJ believes that inside every mother is a fierce, resilient, intuitive woman who has the ability to tap into an indomitable mindset and create heroic outcomes—for her children, her family, her community and for herself—she is a Warrior Mom! 

 


 

Episode 288 Also Available Wherever You Listen To Podcasts, Including
Apple Podcasts, Spotify, iHeartRadio and more!

 

ABOUT JJ VIRGIN:

Triple-board certified nutrition expert and Fitness Hall of Famer JJ Virgin is a passionate advocate of eating and exercising smarter. JJ and her team help people stay fired up and healthy as they age, so they feel the best they ever have at age 40+.

 

JJ is a prominent TV and media personality, whose previous features include co-host of TLC’s Freaky Eaters, 2 years as the on-camera nutritionist for Weight Loss Challenges on Dr. Phil, and appearances on PBS, Dr. Oz, Rachael Ray, and more.

 

Access Hollywood, and the TODAY Show. She also speaks regularly and has shared the stage with notables including Seth Godin, Lisa Nichols, Gary Vaynerchuk, Mark Hyman, Dan Buettner, and Mary Morrissey.

 

JJ is the author of four NY Times bestsellers: The Virgin Diet, The Virgin Diet Cookbook, JJ Virgin’s Sugar Impact Diet, and JJ Virgin’s Sugar Impact Diet Cookbook. Her latest book, Warrior Mom: 7 Secrets to Bold, Brave Resilience, shows caregivers everywhere how to be strong, positive leaders for their families, while exploring the inspirational lessons JJ learned as she fought for her own son’s life.

 

JJ hosts the popular Reignite Wellness podcast, with over 5.5 million downloads and counting. She also regularly writes for Rodale Wellness, Mind Body Green, and other major blogs and magazines.

 

Visit JJvirgin.com for hundreds of free recipes and resources, plus state-of-the-art programs, products, and plenty of support to help you build your dream life.

 

New Obsession Alert! DAILY HARVEST!

 

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  • Daily Harvest is something that you can enjoy year-round as a quick solution to get the fruits and vegetables you need every day!
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  • Choose from more than 65 different options like, smoothies, hearty soups, harvest bowls, and overnight oats.  
  • Each recipe takes one step to prepare, with room to make them your own. Add your favorite milk to blend up a smoothie or heat up a Harvest Bowl and top it with avocado!
  • Whether you’re at home, at your desk, or on the go, Daily Harvest is the easiest way to have a delicious and nutritious meal or snack!


Go to DailyHarvest.com and enter promo code FOODHEALS to get $25 off your first box of goodness!


2020 Rise and Bloom Starts January 22nd!

 

  • Do you wake up most days knowing there is something greater out there for you?
  • Do you feel you are meant to do more, be more, and create more in this life?
  • Do you have a message and a mission to share with the world?
  • Are you sick of building somebody else’s dreams and ready to build your own?
  • What if your impact in the world was greater than you ever dreamed was possible?

It’s a brand new decade! Will you spend it dreaming or doing? Let’s rise and bloom together!
Rise and Bloom is an online mastermind where wellness entrepreneurs build wellness empires.
Get all the info to join us for 2020 right here!

 

 

You already know meditation is incredible for your mental, spiritual and emotional health. You may have even tried to meditate before. But, you can’t seem to get into the regular habit. You really want to and you know it’s time to figure it out.  

Today’s guest, Katie Krimitsos teaches us that a regular meditation practice doesn’t have to look like getting up at 5am and meditating for an hour with incense burning every single day.  It can be so much more simple!  And completely customized for you.

Creating your own regular meditation practice can make you feel more calm, reduce stress and anxiety, help you sleep better and ultimately help you connect to your inner wisdom…which all lead to a happier, more fulfilled life!

Ready to feel more calm, connected and happier? Check out the Women’s Meditation Network!

The Women’s Meditation Network is the home for guided meditations that are created for the very special journey that we women walk throughout this life. While we are all different and unique, there is an underlying connection and shared experience between us that is so beautiful, complex and deep.

The intention of Katie’s podcast and the entire network is to give you easy access to guided meditations and helpful products and services that will support you on your extraordinary journey in this world!

Each week on Tuesdays, you’ll receive a new meditation somewhere between 7-30 minutes that is intended to help you relax, let go, be present, find gratitude and ultimately, help you connect to the most brilliant, vibrant parts of your soul that so often feel dimmed. 

Katie’s hope is that this becomes a home for you to pick and choose the meditations that you need to hear in a particular moment, situation or feeling, over and over again.

ABOUT KATIE:

Katie has used the tool of meditation since she was 18 years old. First, as it was introduced to her during the last few minutes of yoga classes. Then at multiple Buddhist centers during regular meditation classes. Later in intimate group meditations. And eventually, through miraculous technologies like podcasts and apps that provided guided meditations, she could use during the darkest and lightest seasons of her life.

Katie is a woman who is deeply interested in continually evolving herself, in becoming more mindful, trying to live the most vibrant life she can possibly live. She’s a mom, a wife, a daughter, sister, aunt and friend. She has been a podcaster since 2014 and has had the privilege of supporting women in business under her Biz Women Rock banner. She’s an athlete, a vegan, an adventurer, a recovering perfectionist and a gladiator. She doubts herself, has struggled with loving her body, has felt the pangs of comparing myself to others, let fear keep me from doing things she really wanted to do and has carried way too many things on her shoulders. She is perfectly imperfect and always searching to understand herself better.

 

Michael O’ Neal is a multi-faced entrepreneur who is a podcaster, speaker, coach, YouTuber and drummer. In this episode, Michael and Allison discuss their shared experience of losing both their parents (and their dogs) way too young.

 

Hear the heartwarming stories of how Michael’s dad passed after winning a jeopardy question and how Alli’s passed at a cookout with a cigar in his hand… and how these tragedies profoundly affected both of their lives.

The Aftermath of Loss with Michael O'Neal and Allison Melody

Our Favorite Moments:

  • Michael coaches Alli on how to be a better podcaster
  • What not to do after someone passes away
  • The most unselfish way to help someone who is experiencing a loss
  • Why it’s imperative to record your parents stories now
  • How to say yes opportunities that scare you
  • The difference between average people and extraordinary people

 

 

ABOUT MICHAEL:

While the word unemployable might strike fear in the hearts of some, Micheal reframes it to be “Proudly” unemployable meaning to take your skills, hobbies, and passions and turn them into a thriving business you can scale in your underwear.

 

On his award-winning show, The Solopreneur Hour, Michael O’Neal chats with other unemployable icons and successful gamechangers to learn how to take your skills and hobbies and turn them into a business. Nominated As “Best New Show of 2013” by Stitcher Radio, his guests range in professions from comedy, to acting, to the NFL, to UFC and MMA, to Top Music Stars, to Millionaires, to Business Experts, to Real Estate moguls, and everything in between. With a very impressive list of guests (James Altucher, Adam Carolla, Hines Ward, Sam Jones, Tucker Max, Jonathan Fields, Derek Halpern, Pat Flynn, Amy Porterfield, John Lee Dumas, Chris Ducker, Chris Brogan, Guy Kawasaki, Mike Johnston, Rich Franklin, Jack Canfield, Michael Gerber, and many more) these casual conversations contain tons of action-inducing content wrapped up in an entertaining candy shell.
Follow Michael at solohour.com.

Justified & Heroes Actor James Kyson joins Allison Melody and co-host Recovering “big law”Attorney Ashley Fillingim to talk healthy parenting hacks for the modern parent.

 

James is passionate about creating media that promotes wellness, fitness, and consciousness. Ashley is passionate about helping wellness entrepreneurs build their dreams.

 

As a new parent, James is balancing a demanding Hollywood career while also being a dedicated hubby and brand new dad. In this episode, James offers advice on work/life balance, healthy parenting hacks and more!

 

Favorite Moments:

Behind the Scenes of James’s Hollywood Career

Parenting Hacks for the Modern Parent

The Morning Ritual to Create More Time in Your Day

How To Meditate At Work (Even During the Chaos!)

How to Detox Your Home For a Newborn

The Best Essential Oils to Keep Parents & Baby Healthy

How to Get Your Child on a Consistent Sleep Schedule

Ashley’s Advice on What To Do Every Time You See Your Kid

A Based-On-A-True-Story Film You Can’t Miss

 

 

ABOUT JAMES:

One of today’s most exciting & versatile actors, James Kyson has been voted by Buzzfeed as a Top 10 Asian-American Leading Man, and by TV Guide as “Hollywood’s 25 Hottest Body.” James recently guest starred in AMC’s Preacher, CBS’ Elementary and Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders, and FOX’s Sleepy Hollow. He also recently starred in NCIS:LA, the new Nickelodeon sitcom School of Rock, the FX drama Justified, and is beloved for his 5-year run on NBC’s Heroes as ‘Ando’. James will be returning to the stage in the fall, in La Jolla Playhouse’s production of WILD GOOSE DREAMS, directed by Leigh Silverman (2x TONY nominee).

He is currently filming the comedy feature WALK to VEGAS, and recently wrapped the drama BANANA SEASON, where he had to train as a Mixed Martial Arts fighter for six weeks. He will next be starring in the romantic comedy ANOTHER TIME, alongside Justin Hartley and Arielle Kebbel, and appearing in BREAKING IN, directorial debut from Peter Facinelli.

A native of NYC, James graduated from Bronx H.S. of Science, then went on to study
communications & broadcasting at New England Institute of the Arts. After a stint in a hip-hop group in college, James moved to LA on a one-way ticket & a suitcase, where he began his training in music, dance, and acting. His first ever TV audition landed him on CBS’s J.A.G. An athlete & avid runner, James has ran the 2016 LA Half Marathon with his wife Jamee , plays basketball for The Hollywood Knights, a charity celebrity team, and participated in Robbie Williams’ Soccer Aid for UNICEF, at Manchester United’s Old Trafford in the UK. His favorite hobbies include scuba diving and ultimate frisbee, and he loves playing guitar and the piano. James is also a musical theater enthusiast, and starred in a production of HAIR.

James is an ambassador for the international non-profit Good Neighbors and their Water for Life campaign, as well as the Creative Coalition and their Arts Education program. His passion is to create media that promotes wellness, fitness, and consciousness.

 

Follow James at @JamesKyson on all the social channels.

You can also keep up with James at www.JamesKyson.com.

 

ABOUT ASHLEY:

Ashley Fillingim is an attorney who coaches wellness entrepreneurs. She spent two decades at a large international law firm—including over 10 years as a litigation partner—representing businesses in complex, bet-the-company matters.

 

She has significant experience in team building, project management, jury research and trial theme development. Today, Ashley aids clients in business formation, brand building, strategic planning and risk assessment.

 

As a recovering “big law” attorney–previously a litigation partner and 20-year veteran at a top-tier international law firm– Ashley is passionate about helping entrepreneurs build their dreams. And she’s proud mom to Mackenzie (10) and Parker (5). They live with their dog, Apollo in Atlanta, GA.

Follow her adventures on Instagram @kickashlife.

 

New Food Heals Book

Exciting new, Food Heals Nation! My book is about to hit the shelves! It’s called Food Heals: Physical, Emotional, and Spiritual Stories to Nourish Your Soul and Transform Your Health! And it’s a beautiful anthology of healing stories from people all across the globe who have healed themselves of chronic, degenerative, diseases holistically, with diet, with nutrition, with alternative medicine, by cultivating a spiritual practice, by adding wellness tools to their healing tool box and it will inspire you or your loved ones that you can do it too!

You will love hearing the stories from people like John Salley, Amie Valpone, Dr. Stephen Cabral, Leslie Durso, Adam Schaeble, Sophie Uliano, Vince Lia, Whitney Lauritsen, Jason Wrobel, Sahara Rose, Joe Cross and so many more!

So here’s the favor I am asking of you! On 12/12 (the book’s release), please go to Amazon and check it out! PLUS if you purchase the book anytime between Thursday to Monday you will get my brand new Five Steps to Food Freedom Course FREE by emailing your receipt to info@foodhealsnation.com.

 

Food Heals Nation Holiday Gift Guide

If you’re looking for ways to save money during your holiday shopping this year, we’ve got you covered with our brand-new Holiday Gift Guide.
It’s full of discounts and promo codes on some of our favorite products (including vitamins, supplements, superfoods, audiobooks, skin care products, CBD products and so much more). Anything in this guide can make an amazing gift for friend or family member. Best of all, you can feel good knowing that the gifts from this guide are all life-giving to ourselves, the environment and each other.
The best part? It’s a totally-free downloadable guide that I’m “gifting” to loyal listeners like you.
Check it out now and get that holiday shopping started!

 


What keeps most of us from eating healthy? Even when we want to??

Time, of course!

Our crazy busy lives often keep us from having the time to find, prepare and eat nutrient-dense foods we know we need.

Catharine Arnston realized this when she blended 
the best of both algae into an easy-to-take tiny tablet.

The result? Energy Bits! It’s the power of algae in a supplement form.

It’s completely pure – Catharine only uses algae from
 Taiwan, which has the highest standards and the purest quality. The algae is grown in triple filtered water and air-dried to preserve all the nutrients.

Energy Bits is perfect if you want to experience —

  • Instant Physical and Mental Energy
  • A Deep Daily Detox
  • Excellent Gut Health


Algae is a highly intelligent food too, so the more you have it, the better the bacteria will be at attacking toxins and protecting your cell wall.


Get 20% off any product at energybits.com with the code foodheals.

 


You know the importance of probiotics towards gut health, but do you know what probiotics to take?

It’s a big question and there are so many probiotics out there. However, the first place I take anyone who’s new to this is Thrive Probiotics. They are perfect for digestive & immune support. In creating Just Thrive, Tina and Billy Anderson discovered that many probiotic supplements being sold out there just don’t work. Some of them don’t even have natural ingredients.

So for an allergen-free and all-natural probiotic that actually gets to the gut (most probiotics don’t!), you have to try Just Thrive!

To get started, use the FOODHEALS10 for 10% off at www.thriveprobiotic.com.

The holidays are here! We’ll help you get through them with holiday health hacks from Suzy Hardy, Laura Powers and Allison Melody!

Have you tried CBD? Suzy’s company, CBD Fountain, makes quality Hemp CBD products to help you and your family achieve optimal health and well being.

CBD Fountain was born when founder, Suzy Hardy created the body lotion for her own back pain. After trying another CBD topical that was expensive, smelled bad and didn’t work very well, Suzy got some Hemp CBD oil and created a body lotion that she would want to buy as a customer. It relieved her pain! She gave it to friends and family with different issues, from carpal tunnel to torn meniscus to bulging discs and they felt relief too! A business was born and each product has a story behind it. 

Check out all her magical products at CBDfountain.com and use the discount code foodheals to receive 20% off your order!

“There were never so many able, active minds at work on the problems of disease as now, and all their discoveries are tending toward the simple truth that you can’t improve on nature.” –Thomas Edison

Next up, Laura Powers joins Suzy and Alli to discuss their top 2019 health hacks! Here are the highlights:

 

 

Do a Parasite Cleanse! Bacteria, viruses, fungi, parasites — there are many types of harmful organisms and nearly everyone is affected at some point in their life. Harmful organisms are ones that live off another by living on or in them. Essentially, the harmful organism takes up residence in the host. In this relationship, harmful organisms steal nutrients and release waste to negatively affect the overall health of the host wreaking havoc on our microbiome. Get your gut in check by doing a parasite cleanse!

Laura recommends: Microbe Formulas
Alli recommends:
Paratrex
(Use the coupon code foodheals to get 20% off Paratrex)

 

Cleanse with Clay! Diatomaceous earth is a naturally-formed sedimentary mineral rock. It’s derived from the remains of diatoms, or oceanic unicellular algae. [1] Diatoms are over 30 million years old and are formed from the cementation of microscopic algae-like plant remains into the earth’s surface. These clay-like, chalky remains are usually found in the form of a thick, white, siliceous powder known as diatomaceous earth. [2] Often used to support body cleansing, some research also suggests it’s a natural tool for promoting normal blood lipids, detoxing toxic metals, and fighting harmful intestinal organisms.

Alli recommends: Earthborn Elements supplements for internal cleansing and Pure Organic Ingredients Diatomaceous earth for cleansing your home

 

Sweat it Out! Infrared saunas use infrared lamps (that use electromagnetic radiation) to warm your body directly. “These saunas use infrared panels instead of conventional heat to easily penetrate human tissue, heating up your body before heating up the air,” explains physical therapist, Vivian Eisenstadt, MAPT, CPT, MASP. Infrared is so safe it is regularly used in hospitals to keep newborn babies warm. Infrared and infrared saunas have been researched and studied for decades. Doctors, chiropractors and physical therapists use infrared every day in clinics and hospitals around the world to ameliorate pain, heal skin conditions, increase flexibility and generally help heal the body.

Alli recommends: Serene Life Portable Spa

Laura recommends: Uttiny Far Infrared Sauna Blanket

 

Release with Trigger Point Therapy! We all have stress. And when we put stress on a muscle, it can cause that muscle to tighten. And even after the stress is gone, that muscle tightness can remain. Many health issues and pain stem from this muscular stress, and that’s where trigger point therapy comes in! Depending on where your pain is, determines which trigger point needs to be addressed. You can use the Trigger Point Therapy Workbook to walk you through the process of how to massage the correct trigger points to find relief.

Laura recommends: Trigger Point Therapy Workbook

Heal with Cryotherapy! Cryotherapy sounds scary, but it’s not! The idea is to expose your body to below freezing temperatures for just a couple of minutes which causes your body to enter a state of healing itself. It can be targeted to specific parts of the body. Many places offer cryo facials and Alli has had it on her feet after wearing heels for a long period of time. It may help with pain, muscle healing, weight loss, eczema, inflammation and more!

 

Detox with an Ionic Foot Spa This can be done at various spas and you can also get a machine for your own home! The machine works by ionizing the foot bath water to give the hydrogen a positive charge which is said to pull toxins out through your feet. Suzy has been doing it for years and loves it!

Alli recommends: BHC’s Detox Foot Bath Machine

 

EnergyBits Alli’s favorite! EnergyBits offer plant-based nutrition for wellness and longevity. They’re made from high-quality chlorella and spirulina which are two types of algae. Alli loves them post-workout and especially for hangovers. They’re 100% organic, keto, vegan, and zero sugar. They’re also easy to take, just chew, swallow, or blend them!

(Use the coupon code foodheals to get 20% off EnergyBits)

Whoever told you money can’t buy happiness was probably not good at managing it. In today’s episode, learn from Nicole Lapin’s experience and see how simple tricks can change your financials, career, and relationships.

 

Nicole is a New York Times Best Selling Author of the books Boss Bitch, Rich Bitch, and her new book Becoming Super Woman. She’s also the host of the nationally syndicated business reality competition show, “Hatched,” and has been an anchor on CNN, CNBC and Bloomberg, but her story started much differently. Nicole started out making 20k/year and getting into almost as much in credit card debt. What was ironic is that she took a job as a finance anchor at the time… but was a mess with her own. She eventually got out of this mess, and when she finally did, she learned a valuable lesson… and today she’s going to share it with us!

 

 

In this episode you’ll learn:

  • How to have a healthy relationship with money
  • Practical holiday spending tips
  • The 3 E’s of spending
  • Why you need to treat yourself once in a while
  • The phrase we need to say less

Food Heals Nation Holiday Gift Guide

If you’re looking for ways to save money during your holiday shopping this year, ​​we’ve got you covered with our brand-new Holiday Gift Guide.

It’s full of discounts and promo codes on some of our favorite products (including vitamins, supplements, superfoods, audiobooks, skin care products, CBD products and so much more). Anything in this guide can make an amazing gift for friend or family member. Best of all, you can feel good knowing that the gifts from this guide are all life-giving to ourselves, the environment and each other. 

​​The best part? It’s a totally-free downloadable guide that I’m “gifting” to loyal listeners like you.


Check it out now and get that holiday shopping started!​​


In the Food Heals VIP Club you will have access to never-before-heard episodes of Food Heals! You’ll learn how Authors, Podcasters, Bloggers, Speakers, Filmmakers and Influencers make a living helping others get healthy – and how you can too!

In the VIP Club we take you behind-the-scenes of your favorite wellness brands!

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I want to keep pumping out amazing, curated, tailored episodes for you that informs, entertains, and inspires you to change your life, take your health into your own hands and heal yourself- mind, body and spirit!

One way to accomplish this is direct listener support. Your support would help the show grow and supports my green juice addiction!
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I’ve set up a link where you can quickly and easily support the show AND get VIP bonus episodes you’ll never hear anywhere else! The whole thing will take 60 seconds. It’s glow.fm/foodheals.
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We’re asking for $5 a month, (cheaper than a cup of coffee in LA) but you can contribute as much as you like.

If Food Heals is an important part of your day or week, and you love what we’re doing, please check out The Food Heals VIP Club and support us, any way you can, today.
 


 Just Thrive Probiotic – 10% Off!


You know the importance of probiotics towards gut health, but do you know what probiotics to take?

It’s a big question and there are so many probiotics out there. However, the first place I take anyone who’s new to this is Thrive Probiotics. They are perfect for digestive & immune support. In creating Just Thrive, Tina and Billy Anderson discovered that many probiotic supplements being sold out there just don’t work. Some of them don’t even have natural ingredients.

So for an allergen-free and all-natural probiotic that actually gets to the gut (most probiotics don’t!), you have to try Just Thrive!

To get started, Use the FOODHEALS10 for 10% off at www.thriveprobiotic.com.

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What keeps most of us from eating healthy? Even when we want to??

Time, of course!

Our crazy busy lives often keep us from having the time to find, prepare and eat nutrient-dense foods we know we need.

Catharine Arnston realized this when she blended 
the best of both algae into an easy-to-take tiny tablet.

The result? Energy Bits! It’s the power of algae in a supplement form.

It’s completely pure – Catharine only uses algae from
 Taiwan, which has the highest standards and the purest quality. The algae is grown in triple filtered water and air-dried to preserve all the nutrients.

Energy Bits is perfect if you want to experience —

  • Instant Physical and Mental Energy
  • A Deep Daily Detox
  • Excellent Gut Health


Algae is a highly intelligent food too, so the more you have it, the better the bacteria will be at attacking toxins and protecting your cell wall.


Get 20% off any product at energybits.com with the code FoodHeals. 

Today we’re coming to you from Pura Vita restaurant! We’re chatting about good food, the delicious world of eating gluten free, and going vegan with JJ Flizanes and chef Tara Punzone. 

 

Tara has strong Italian roots. Her parents had a sandwich shop in Brooklyn, and both of them were amazing cooks. She’s always been into the food aspect of her culture, and as she grew up, she began to develop a stronger passion for it.

 

She started cooking at age 10 and found she was really interested in it. Around that time, Tara decided she didn’t want to eat meat any more and become a vegetarian. Even though she wanted to give up meat, she didn’t want to give up the foods her parents would cook. Thankfully her parents were very accommodating and jumped in the kitchen to make foods that worked for her!

 

 

After a few years of being vegetarian, she went fully vegan and eventually became the owner of Pura Vita, a vegan Italian restaurant in Los Angeles that offers tons of gluten-free options – Allison and JJ think it’s one of the best restaurants in LA! Pura Vita is a product of her passions combined with her love of Italian food and it really shows in the dishes she creates. 

 

As an entrepreneur and chef, Tara has had to overcome various challenges throughout her journey. Her advice? Don’t listen to anyone. Be polite and then forget everything they said. Take risks and believe in yourself. If you fail, dust yourself off and do it again. Life is relentless, you just have to keep going! 

 

Tara worked hard to get where she is now… and she also manifested the shit out of Pura Vita. Tune in to this special episode to learn more about Tara and how she is making an impact on the world.

 

What You’ll Learn

  • How Tara got to where she is today
  • How to overcome feeling alone on a journey
  • Tara’s dream of owning a restaurant
  • Steps to help live out your dream
  • Tips for cooking gluten free
  • What’s next for Tara?
  • The Kick-Starter campaign
  • The law of attraction
  • How to handle the holidays

 

Links

Pura Vita on Instagram

Tara on Instagram

‘Tis the season to get spooky, and there’s no better way to do it than by talking to a psychic who truly does see dead people! From celebrity deaths to the truth about ghosts, there is no creepy topic off-limits in today’s Halloween episode of Food Heals!

 

So pour yourself a pumpkin spice latte, lower the shades and prepare to be spooked and entertained as we discuss theories about dark energies, demonic forces, psychic protection and more with Celebrity Psychic Laura Powers.

 

Our Favorite Moments:

  • What Laura did the first time she saw a ghost
  • Find out what made Suzy say, “I see dead people!”
  • How to Protect Your Space From Dark Energies
  • How to Talk to Your Angels
  • What the heck is Scorpio time?
  • The Truth about the “27 Club”, Kurt Cobain, Amy Winehouse, and more
  • Robin Williams is A-OK!
  • What Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin are doing on the other side 😉

 

 

ABOUT TODAY’S GUESTS:

 

Laura Powers:

Laura Powers is a celebrity psychic who has been featured by Buzzfeed, NBC, ABC, CBS, FOX, Motherboard Magazine by Vice, and many other media outlets.

 

She is a clairvoyant, psychic medium, actress, model, producer, writer, singer and speaker who helps others receive guidance and communicate with loved ones.

 

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.  She started her company Healing Powers as a part of a personal healing journey with the goal of helping others find the resources and tools for self-healing.

 

Suzy Hardy:

Suzy Hardy has been passionate about healing the body with nutrition and holistic medicine since she was 16, after a high school injury forced her to learn that western doctors didn’t always know the answers to feeling well.

After graduating from UC Berkeley with a degree in Psychology, she decided to follow her dreams of becoming a professional actress.  Along the way she also became a licensed massage therapist and energy healer and had a thriving healing practice while she pursued acting and writing, thoroughly enjoying working for herself.

Podcasting was the next evolution for her after doing voiceover work since she was a child. Her voice can be heard on the radio, in film and cartoons, in over 60 audiobooks and of course, on The Food Heals Podcast. As an actress, she has performed on both stage and screen, from the classics to improvisation. She has just completed her first feature-length screenplay.

Suzy’s latest adventure has been founding her company, CBD Fountain, a beauty and wellness company that infuses Hemp CBD into lotions, soaps, lip balm, tinctures, and pet products.

 

Allison Melody:


Allison Melody is an eco-entrepreneur with a passion for film, fitness, and food. As a Podcast Host, Film Producer, and International Speaker, Allison’s mission is to inspire people that the body has the ability to heal itself when given the tools it needs to do so.

As a filmmaker since 2004, Allison has directed and produced documentary films, PSAs, commercials, music videos, and viral videos on the topics of social justice, human rights, animal rights, and public health.

In 2019, her documentary Powered By Plants debuted at The French Riviera Fest in Cannes, France.

As a sought-after international speaker, Allison has presented at events and conferences including The Cannes Film Festival, Vaynermedia, Podcast Movement, NAB Show, Growth Now Movement Live, The New Media Summit, High Vibe Live, The Sundance Film Festival, We Are Podcast Australia, Podfest Expo, She Podcasts, Release What Weighs You Down, The Podcast Cruise, Transformed Live, and more.

 

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Today we’ve got Power Couple Samir and Laura in the house to chat all about Psychiatry, Psychics, and Psychology in the latest episode of Food Heals.

 

Samir Srivastava is a Consultant Forensic Psychiatrist who works for the National Health Service in London. He assesses and treats mentally disordered offenders at the oldest psychiatric hospital in Europe, the Bethlehem Royal Hospital. Additionally, he works and assists external agencies like the Courts and the police and acts as an expert witness in cases where mental health concerns are raised.

 

Samir is passionate about treating patients with serious medical conditions and guiding them and advising them on future life choices such as those with criminogenic backgrounds.

 

In addition to his work in psychiatry, Samir is a producer and works at a company called Peoples Production Limited. PPl produces short films, autobiography documentaries and most recently an advert for a new medical application to help teach and assist junior medical surgeons.

 

He believes in producing films that have meaning and emotional depth that can connect with audiences and teach, entertain and uplift audiences.

 

Laura Powers is a celebrity psychic who has been featured by Buzzfeed, NBC, ABC, CBS, FOX, Motherboard Magazine by Vice, and many other media outlets. She is a clairvoyant, psychic medium, actress, model, producer, writer, singer and speaker who helps others receive guidance and communicate with loved ones.

 

Though Laura has always sensed the spiritual realm, it was not until adulthood that she opened up to her gifts – specifically 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. She started her company Healing Powers as a part of a personal healing journey, with the goal of helping others find the resources and tools for self-healing.

 

 

Allison, Laura, and Samir met in Cannes at The French Riviera Fest where Allison and Samir had films and Laura was a judge. Their fascinating conversations in France led to an LA meetup at the Food heals Studio to talk about all the things!

 

So how can psychology, psychiatry, and psychics work together in this world? Find out in this episode of Food Heals.

 

What You’ll Learn In Episode 280:

  • How to look at Psychiatry from a Holistic Perspective
  • The Difference Between the Treatment of Patients in the US vs. UK
  • What “Forensic” Actually Means (Hint: It’s not what you learned on Law and Order)
  • How Talk Therapy Can Assist with Healing From Trauma
  • What the ACES Score Can Determine For Your Future
  • How to Find The Perfect Diet For Your Body
  • The Truth About Wine Made in the U.S. Straight From a Psychic’s Mouth (Alli is not happy about this one!)
  • What Psychics and Psychologists Say About THC
  • What’s Up with That Celery Juice Craze?!

 

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