Did you know that since the war on cancer was declared by Nixon, cancer rates have increased from 1 in 21 people to 1 in 2.5?

 

Clearly, our modern approach just isn’t working. To make matters worse, now even children are being diagnosed with cancer. It was these insane statistics that spurred Dr. Kevin Conners to open his clinic. He’s been practicing functional medicine since the 80’s (way before it was ever trendy!). And he has a different approach to traditional medicine: he focuses on treating the cause of cancer, rather than the cancer itself.

 

This is because, first of all, cancer is multi-factorial.

 

That means you can’t point to one single thing and say “this is what caused your cancer”. You can’t even really just point to genetics, because only around 5% of cancers are due to certain genes. Cancer comes from a combination of issues: diet, nutrition, environment, emotions. These are the epigenetic factors involved – these are the things that change the expression of your genes, and will then either trigger or protect you from cancer and other diseases. 

 

And this is why there is no one-size-fits-all approach. Everyone is different, so cancer, ultimately, needs to be treated as such.

 

 

After all, one person might do great on a raw food diet, while another may not have the digestive enzymes to cope with that. Instead of applying a standard treatment, Dr. Conners treats every single patient as an individual.

 

That’s where functional testing comes in, because it helps you work out exactly what’s stressing your immune responses, and determines any food allergies, intolerances, deficiencies, which in turn helps you create the perfect anti-disease diet for you. 

 

Dr. Conners also works with people with autoimmune conditions and Lyme’s disease. Just like cancer, these are multifactorial. And they’re on the rise. It’s not so much a case of if you get autoimmune, but rather which autoimmune condition will you get.

 

We are constantly damaging our gut walls, which makes us vulnerable to these conditions. Even if you eat organic, we’re exposed to many chemicals that damage our digestive system. And that’s without mentioning another big topic: vaccination, which can damage the brain, increase inflammation, and lead to autoimmune disorders. 

 

So what can you do to protect yourself from cancer and autoimmune conditions? Unfortunately, it’s not as simple as drinking green juice – you have to go deeper.

 

  • Give up sugar, because sugar feeds into cell replication and therefore cancer.
  • Do you have metal mouth? Depending on your health, you can work with a specialized dentist to replace or remove them.
  • Start with healing and sealing the gut to stop undigested particles triggering inflammation.
  • Get functional medicine tests to determine what is triggering your immune response and how your genes are reacting to your lifestyle.
  • Get in touch with Dr. Conners – you can work with the Conners’ Clinic whether you’re local to Minnesota or not. 
  • Check out Dr. Conners’ website for free book downloads – if you can’t work with Dr. Conners this is the next best thing. You can take this information to your local doctor.

 

What you’ll learn in Episode 295:

  • The cause of 4 out of 5 cancer deaths 
  • What’s the deal with genetics and cancer?
  • The problem with keto diets and cancer
  • The supplements to avoid when you have cancer
  • The #1 reason autoimmune disease has gone through the roof 
  • How the pharmaceutical industry inhibits real healing
  • Are autoimmune diseases and cancer linked?
  • What causes MS?
  • Should you get your fillings removed?
  • How your body naturally fights cancer all the time

 

Our favorite moments:

@10:10 What you never want to eat as a cancer patient

@14:09 How did we get here?

@24:31 You have to stand for what’s right

@39:10 That’s the definition of cancer

 

LINKS:

https://www.connersclinic.com

 

Daily Harvest

How are those New Year’s Resolutions going? It can be hard to maintain new lifestyle changes sometimes, but if your overall goal is to get healthier and stay that way in 2020, then it all starts with getting that healthy food on your plate, day in and day out.

That’s exactly what Daily Harvest is all about. They are your health goal companion, making it easier and more convenient than ever to eat well all the time. They deliver healthy, vegan, chef-crafted food directly to your door.

If you’re honest with yourself, who doesn’t want that??

I’ve personally had their smoothies, soups, harvest bowls, fresh veggies, oatmeal bowls, chia bowls and other delicious & divine selections…and I haven’t even brought up the lattes…

All you’ve gotta do is put the food in your freezer, and when you’re ready to eat, simply pop it back out and have it prepared in five minutes or less.

With a Daily Harvest diet, you’ll get all the fruits and veggies you need throughout the day. You’ll also be glad to know that Daily Harvest works directly with local farmers and make sure to get the freshest in organic products. They then freeze it within 24 hours to lock in the nutrients and send it to your door.

To get started, all you have to do is go to dailyharvest.com and enter FOOD HEALS in the promo code for $25 off your first box.

 

Thrive Causemetics

When it comes to beauty products, we have so many choices, so why not ask for more from your favorite brands? Particularly since this whole episode is about the prevention and reversal of diseases.  That’s why I’m so glad I discovered the vegan, cruelty-free and non-toxic Thrive Causemetics

  • High-Performance Products: Thrive Causemetics’ products are made with high-performance, skin-loving ingredients. Their clinically proven formulas highlight your best features with long-lasting wear! All Thrive products are free of parabens, sulfates, and phthalates. This is perfect for anyone who wants to use healthy products without sacrificing looking good.
  • 100% Vegan and Cruelty Free: I love buying from companies with a strong sense of mission aligned with my beliefs. Thrive Causemetics never tests on animals and has been Leaping Bunny and PETA certified as completely vegan and cruelty-free! That’s an ethos I can get behind.
  • Giving Back: For every product purchased, Thrive Causemetics helps women in need thrive by donating funds or products. Their causes include; women emerging from homelessness, surviving domestic abuse, and women fighting cancer. As you all know from my own story, that last cause is particularly near and dear to my heart.
  • Cult Favorite Mascara!  Thrive Causemetics’ Liquid Lash Extensions Mascara™ is sold every 7 seconds and has over 7,000 5-star reviews online! The innovative, tried-and-true mascara gives the look of lash extensions with a smudge-proof, flake-free formula that truly lasts all day.

 

Start thriving and help women in need today by going to thrivecausemetics.com/foodheals and use code foodheals for 15% off your first purchase!

In the third episode in our wellness and weight-loss series, we are playing some of our favorite clips from some of our guests’ most inspiring weight-loss journeys.

First up we’re chatting with Certified Holistic Nutrition Consultant Shelby Webb. Shelby became passionate about the healing power of food after seeing its benefits in mitigating the symptoms of her Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS), a common hormone disorder. Shelby lost 30 pounds and nearly 1/5 of her body weight by incorporating the principles of the blood type diet and now she helps others do the same. She encourages her clients to eat whole foods and make sustainable lifestyle changes for long-lasting results.

Next up we’re talking to Rob and Devon and hearing their personal workout and weight-loss journeys. 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 serious about getting fit. In this clip, we hear about the best tools for fat-burning and how to guarantee weight-loss success! 

Then, Sexy Fit Vegan Ella Magers has tips that will turn your body into a belly fat-burning machine. Eating should be an enjoyable way to fuel your body and ignite your taste buds. So many people obsess over counting calories and macros, or are stuck in a debilitating cycle of restricting and binging. Ella was one of those people! Learning to love herself, and develop a healthy relationship with food and fitness, was an empowering process that made her PLANT-strong in body, mind, and spirit.

 

TIME TO FIND YOUR FOOD FREEDOM

So many of us are fed up with feeding our feelings with food, body shaming ourselves and we are sick of looking in the mirror and not loving what we see.

 

It’s time to change that. Make 2020 the year that is different.

 

Have you been a yo-yo dieter for most of your life?

 

Do you feel shame when you look in the mirror?

 

Have you found yourself using food as a reward?

 

Do you feel like you’ve tried everything to lose weight?

 

Do you feel shame around your body and the food that you eat?

 

Have you ever fed your feelings with food and then experienced guilt, shame and self-judgment?

 

Are you frustrated with yourself for not being able to FIGURE IT THE EFF OUT?

 

You are not alone.

 

Growing up I never felt good enough. I looked at all the beautiful girls around me and all I could think was how much better they were than me. They had better hair, they were taller, they were thinner.

 

Because I didn’t feel beautiful, I didn’t feel worthy.

 

CUT TO: College. My diet consisted of Taco Bell, Wendy’s and bad cafeteria campus food. I easily put on the dreaded freshman 20 pounds. The shame continued.

 

Food was comfort. Food was reward. Food soothed stress, depression, helped me overcome breakups, and cured hangovers.

 

When I looked in the mirror, I told myself I wasn’t good enough. I wasn’t pretty enough. I wasn’t lovable enough.

 

It wasn’t until I discovered the tools to heal myself emotionally and spiritually that EVERYTHING CHANGED.

 

I finally lost the last effing ten pounds.

 

I finally stopped comforting myself with food.

 

I finally stopped abusing my body with sugar.

 

I finally became confident in the woman that I am.

 

And because this transformation was so RADICAL for me, I want to share those tools with you. 

And that is what the course, FOOD FREEDOM is all about.

 

If you are fed up with feeding your feelings with food, join me for a three-week transformation that will change your life.

 

It’s all at DropTheFoodShame.com.

 

IMPERFECT FOODS

 

Did you know that over $218 BILLION (yes, with a ‘b’) of food is left to waste every year in this country???

 

Included in that number is 20 Billion pounds of produce. 

 

Now, when you see a number like that, you might think — how can I really contribute? I’m just one person, after all.

 

So that’s why I want to tell you about Imperfect Foods. Because they’re out to turn those sad statistics upside down. How are they doing it? First, by being the only food delivery service that buys and distributes the produce grocery stores won’t sell to you. Second, they deliver these to you at a discount so that you can do even more to help reduce food waste around the country.

 

Think about it. Getting all this nutritious, good food, all at a low-low price (like up to 30% less than standard grocery prices). 

 

It’s super simple to set up. Log into your account and choose the exact produce you want on your doorstep. They’ve even got other foods (like vegan cheese and cashew butter). Check out the list for yourself! 

 

By going to imperfectfoods.com/foodheals, you get $10 off your next 4 orders! But you only have until February 16th, so get buying some “imperfect” but nutritious produce today!

In today’s episode we are continuing on our journey to help you stay healthy in 2020 with inspiring clips from our favorite podcast guests on how to use physical, emotional and spiritual tools to end emotional eating, drop the body shame and lose weight for good.

First we will hear from Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead Director Joe Cross on how he lost 100 pounds, healed himself of an auto-immune condition by juicing his way back to health!

Joe used to be in financial trading, and while his career blossomed, his health deteriorated. His weight shot up to 320 pounds and he was taking a cocktail of medications to manage a variety of health issues including an autoimmune disease, chronic urticaria. One bite away from a heart attack, Joe decided to take matters in his own hands and make a drastic change, and film it!

After 60 days of juicing and 90 days of eating only plant based foods, he was a new man. He knew his film, Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead would have a big impact – it’s probably responsible for how trendy green juices are these days! Now, Joe has two businesses, a production company and Reboot with Joe, a community and website that helps people “reboot” their health.”

In the second clip, we’re chatting with Katie Krimitsos on how she lost weight, ended her emotional eating and got rid of her body shame to create a body and life she loves!

Growing up, Katie’s family, like many, showed love through big portions of low-quality food. During her childhood, Katie was an athlete, exercising up to 6 hours a day and eating whatever she wanted. However, once she got to college, she gained 60 pounds. She fell in love with feminism and used it to present a mask of not caring about her weight. Deep down she wasn’t happy with her body and her relationship with food became dysfunctional.  Suffering from a combination of overeating, bulimia, and exercisorexia, her days were focused around working out, eating food and avoiding food.

Luckily she realized this was an unsustainable lifestyle ad she decided to make a change. She was able to overcome her eating disorder thanks to the Overeaters Anonymous 12-step program.

And in our final clip, we hear from Christian Evans who lost 80 pounds by juicing his way back to health, and using positive affimations to change his body and his outlook on life to become a brand new man.

Before his transformation, Christian weighed in at 402 pounds. He had sleep apnea and took blood pressure meds. After three of his close family members passed away, he realized his lifestyle had to change. After watching Hungry for Change, Fat Sick and Nearly Dead, and Frankensteer, Christian began researching and learning about the devastating effects of sugar, the horrors of industrial farming, the mountain of chemicals and additives in processed food. And the links between modern diet and modern diseases. It was the push he needed to get started on his new healthy lifestyle.

Christian embarked on a two-month juice and smoothie fast—no easy feat considering he’s a chef and was around food all the time! He lost 80 pounds in the first two months. He kept going, intermittently fasting and swapping his usual weight training with cardio. He’s now a healthy 215 pounds. But it was more than just about diet—it was about mindset. Some people start their day with a morning coffee, Christian chooses a positive affirmation. He’s now a weight-loss blogger and health coach, helping others to ditch the junk foods and get healthy.

And, check out Allison’s brand new 5-Steps to Food Freedom free course for anyone who wants to end emotional eating, drop the body shame, and lose the weight for good. Check out 5 Steps to Food Freedom at FreeWeightLossCourse.com.

Food Freedom is available to all of us. The body you want can be yours. Your body is always striving for homeostasis. It is always striving for perfect balance. We just have to give it the tools it needs to do heal.

It doesn’t matter how old you are. It doesn’t matter how tired you are. It doesn’t matter how sick you are. You can lose the weight. You can overcome chronic conditions. You can look and feel like a million bucks!

If you want to create a comprehensive plan to to end emotional eating, drop the body shame, lose the weight for good and create food freedom then you can join Allison for a three week deep dive at DropTheFoodShame.com. Inside this comprehensive course you will receive 3 weeks of lessons, classes, practices and meditations to truly heal yourself.

You’ll learn:

  • The Most Effective Healing Tools For Your Emotional Healing Toolbox
  • EXACT Step-By-Step Process For When Diet & Exercise Don’t Work
  • A Process For Identifying, Shifting & Changing your Core MisBeliefs Around Your Body
  • How to Integrate Trust, Ease and Self-Love into Your Daily Practice 
  • How to Stop Over-eating, Stress-eating and Emotional Eating for Good
  • ​The Exact Healing Meditations, Tools and Processes Allison USED to LOVE HERSELF and LOVE HER BODY!

    Check it out at DropTheFoodShame.com.

🌹Venus Et Fleur 🌹


Valentine’s Day is almost here!! Are you ready? Or are you a last-minute kind of gift-giver? Then get Venus Et Fleur’s customizable arrangements with real roses that last a year.

These are roses delicately cultivated from their very own flower farm in Ecuador, guaranteeing this extremely long lifespan. I know from personal experience that these roses smell amazing and instantly light up a room. When it comes to premium flowers, these are a game-changer.

Who else gets roses from Venus Et Fleur? Cardi B and the Kardashians, among many other celebrities!

If you’re ready to take Valentine’s Day to the next level —

Go to https://www.venusetfleur.com/pages/FOODHEALS for complimentary shipping on your next order!

CARE/OF

If you’ve enjoyed the two episodes in this series so far and you want to take your goals to the next level this year, I’ve got a great recommendation for you.

Care/Of offers a customized vitamin plan that helps you feel your best, while supporting you long-term. And maintaining your health long-term is what this series has been all about. After all, you want a plan that you know you can stick to – because those are the ones that will be with you and help you stay well your entire life.

Care/Of comes along with you on that journey by customizing a plan that’s just for you. We’re all different, and they offer a vitamin plan that actually understands that. 

Want to improve your fitness routine? Manage weight? Reach other personal health goals? Well, before you order anything, you take a highly personalized quiz. That way, the experts at Care/Of know exactly what you want and what you’re looking for.

Feel comfort in knowing that Care/Of only deals with high-quality ingredients that you actually recognize! Even the packs they come in are eco-friendly – this is a brand that truly cares about you and about our world.

So guess what, listeners! I scored an exclusive for you –  50% off your first Care/of order. Just go to TakeCareOf.com and enter code foodheals50.

There is a common theme that happens at the beginning of every new year: We set resolutions and intentions to work out more, to lose weight, to eat better, and to get healthier. But unfortunately, even with our best of intentions the research shows that usually by February most people have fallen back into their old habits and forgotten their resolutions, or decided that whatever diet or exercise plan they chose to follow just didn’t work.

Very often we are not getting to the root cause of the original problem and so we are doing the surface level things (that in theory should work) but because these are temporary fixes or bandaid approaches, they are not lasting and sustainable lifestyle changes. So we are not actually dealing with the issues that got our bodies to be sick or tired or overweight in the first place.

To create sustainable lifestyle changes we can take a mind body, and spirit approach to maintaining a healthy weight. On this episode of Food Heals, you’ll hear some of our most inspiring weight loss stories chosen from almost 300 podcast interviews to help keep you motivated over the month of February.

You will learn:

  • Why your current plan is not working and what to do instead
  • How functional medicine can help you lose weight with Dr. Cabral
  • What foods Chef AJ eats in abundance and still stays slim
  • How your blinds could be hindering your health
  • How Alida McDaniel manifested her 80 pound weight-loss with the Law of Attraction
  • How Drew Canole juiced his way back to health and fulfillment
  • How to make your body a fat-burning machine according to Sophie Uliano
  • And more!


And, super special BONUS FOR YOU: Check out our brand new 5-Steps to Food Freedom free course for anyone who wants to end emotional eating, drop the body shame, and lose the weight for good. Check out 5 Steps to Food Freedom at FreeWeightLossCourse.com.

Food Freedom is available to all of us. The body you want can be yours. Your body is always striving for homeostasis. It is always striving for perfect balance. We just have to give it the tools it needs to do heal.

It doesn’t matter how old you are. It doesn’t matter how tired you are. It doesn’t matter how sick you are. You can lose the weight. You can overcome chronic conditions. You can look and feel like a million bucks.

If you want to create a comprehensive plan to to end emotional eating, drop the body shame, lose the weight for good and create food freedom then you can join Allison for a three week deep dive at DropTheFoodShame.com. Inside this comprehensive course you will receive 3 weeks of lessons, classes, practices and meditations to truly heal yourself.

You’ll learn:

  • The Most Effective Healing Tools For Your Emotional Healing Toolbox
  • EXACT Step-By-Step Process For When Diet & Exercise Don’t Work
  • A Process For Identifying, Shifting & Changing your Core MisBeliefs Around Your Body
  • How to Integrate Trust, Ease and Self-Love into Your Daily Practice 
  • How to Stop Over-eating, Stress-eating and Emotional Eating for Good
  • ​The Exact Healing Meditations, Tools and Processes Allison USED to LOVE HERSELF and LOVE HER BODY!

Check it out at DropTheFoodShame.com.

Three of the myths we often hear about going plant-based are that it is time-consuming, expensive and difficult. So today we have three plant-powered pioneers in the plant-based space who are busting every single one of those myths and teaching us how easy, affordable and fun it is to eat a vegan diet.

First up is Toni Okamoto, author of Plant‑Based on a Budget: Delicious Vegan Recipes for Under $30 a Week who is here to share her tips and knowledge on making delicious plant-based food easy and affordable.

Then Alli and Suzy are talking to Maya Kaimal, Founder and Chief Creative Officer of Maya Kaimal Foods and winner of the Julia Child Award for her cookbook Curried Favors, Family Recipes from South India to learn more about plant-based Indian cuisine.

And finally, Alli sits down with Food Heals favorite Leslie Durso, who is currently the vegan chef at the Four Seasons Punta Mita and the Four Seasons Santa Barbara to hear her plant-powered tips and advice for making vegan easy and not compromising style for sustainability.

ABOUT TONI:

Toni Okamoto is the founder of Plant-Based on a Budget, the popular website and meal plan that shows you how to save dough by eating veggies. She’s also author of The Super Easy Vegan Slow Cooker Cookbook, Plant‑Based on a Budget: Delicious Vegan Recipes for Under $30 a Week and is the co-host of The Plant-Powered People Podcast. Plant-Based on a Budget has been featured in NBC News, US News and World Report, and more. Toni’s also a regular presence on the FOX affiliate in Sacramento, where she teaches viewers how to break their meat habit without breaking their budget, and was featured in the popular documentary What the Health. Toni is a burrito enthusiast and spends her free time swing dancing across the county.

ABOUT MAYA:

Maya Kaimal is the founder of Maya Kaimal Foods, winner of the Julia Child Award for her cookbook Curried Favors: Family Recipes from South India, and former photo editor of Saveur magazine. Raised by two talented cooks–an American mother and Indian father–Maya’s father’s roots in Kerala have been a source of inspiration for her. She has written extensively about South Indian cuisine in magazines and cookbooks. In 2003, she and her husband launched her line of Indian products from their Brooklyn apartment. Her goal was to use quality ingredients and home-cooked methods to make it easy for consumers to experience delicious, regional Indian flavors at home, and her products are now available in over 7000 stores nationwide. 

ABOUT LESLIE:

A vegan chef and wellness expert, Leslie is the glowing face of a fresher plant-based movement that refuses to compromise style for sustainability. Walking the plant-based talk since age eight, this Southern California native has always been well ahead of the times with her meatless mindset. She works as a consulting chef for hotels, resorts, and restaurants around the world and is currently the vegan chef at the Four Seasons Resort, Punta Mita, Mexico and the Four Seasons Resort, The Biltmore, Santa Barbara. Once simply known as Leslie the lab girl with Bill Nye the science guy, Leslie took her love of education and shifted from science to plant-based food. She regularly appears on The Doctors, Food Network, Discovery Channel, Hallmark Channel, and has written for VegNews, CNN.com, Redbook, Glamour, and more, evangelizing the benefits of a mindful lifestyle, delivered with her trademark blend of sunshine-y sophistication and girl-next-door relatability. 

🌹Venus Et Fleur 🌹


Valentine’s Day is going to be here before you know it! Are you prepared? If you’re not (like me 😀) then I’ve got a life-saver for you. Venus Et Fleur designs customizable arrangements with real roses that last a year.

Yes, read that again. It is possible! These roses have been delicately cultivated from their very own flower farm in Ecuador, guaranteeing this extremely long lifespan. I know from personal experience that these roses smell amazing and instantly light up a room. When it comes to premium flowers, these are a game-changer.

Who else gets roses from Venus Et Fleur? Cardi B and the Kardashians, among many other celebrities!

If you’re ready to elevate the gift-giving experience this year–

Go to https://www.venusetfleur.com/pages/FOODHEALS for complimentary shipping on your next order!

LOLA

I can’t wait to share with you more about this female-founded company that’s truly taking a modern approach to feminine care. They offer a line of organic tampons, pads and liners, as well as all-natural cleansing wipes and essential oils.

Here’s the story. The founders, Jordana and Alex, started LOLA with a simple question…

Shouldn’t you care about your feminine care products in the same way you care about what goes into the food you eat and the beauty products you apply?

A simple, but powerful, idea was born. It’s also a message I can totally get behind! Making sure whatever we put into our bodies is organic is top priority on the Food Heals podcast. Honestly, after LOLA, I don’t ever want to think about those drugstore tampons (and whatever toxins could be absorbing into our bodies) again!

And now you don’t have to. LOLA offers complete transparency about their all-natural ingredients used to make their feminine care products. LOLA also gives back, donating their products to homeless shelters across the United States.

Because you’re a listener, LOLA is offering 30% off the first month’s subscription. Just go to mylola.com and enter the promo code FOOD HEALS.

Daily Harvest

It’s almost the end of the first month of 2020. You know what that means…

Finding out if you stuck to those New Year’s Resolutions or not! It can be hard to maintain new lifestyle changes sometimes, but if your overall goal is to get healthier and stay that way in 2020, then it all starts with getting that healthy food on your plate, day in and day out.

That’s exactly what Daily Harvest is all about. They are your health goal companion, making it easier and more convenient than ever to eat well all the time. They deliver healthy, vegan, chef-crafted food directly to your door.

If you’re honest with yourself, who doesn’t want that??

I’ve personally had their smoothies, soups, harvest bowls, fresh veggies, oatmeal bowls, chia bowls and other delicious & divine selections…and I haven’t even brought up the lattes…

All you’ve gotta do is put the food in your freezer, and when you’re ready to eat, simply pop it back out and have it prepared in five minutes or less.

With a Daily Harvest diet, you’ll get all the fruits and veggies you need throughout the day. You’ll also be glad to know that Daily Harvest works directly with local farmers and make sure to get the freshest in organic products. They then freeze it within 24 hours to lock in the nutrients and send it to your door.

To get started, all you have to do is go to dailyharvest.com and enter FOOD HEALS in the promo code for $25 off your first box.

Nicole Davidsohn is the cofounder and herbalist at Eva, a unique self-care company that uses organic superfoods and hemp flowers to give people a better quality of life. 

When Nicole was diagnosed with ulcerative colitis, she thought things couldn’t get much worse. 

But then a traumatic brain injury happened, meaning months of pain and pills, plenty of fatigue and lots of internal struggle – Nicole was ready to give up…

…until she discovered the plant that would play a critical role in her journey back to health: hemp.

The raw cannabis juice from hemp began to give Nicole her life back, and she and her partner, Dane, soon discovered a way to preserve the raw plant in its raw form while retaining 99% of all vitamins, minerals, cannabinoids, terpenes, and more.  

In October 2016, more tragedy struck. Nicole’s dog Mary Jane was diagnosed with Lymphoma, a form of canine cancer, and given 90 days to live. But Nicole and Dane decided to skip the expensive chemotherapy treatments, and began feeding Mary the raw cannabis juice. She immediately responded with energy and a decrease in symptoms.

With high hopes, they continued the holistic treatment, giving her an additional 33 months of life as a happy, healthy dog. She was chasing geese 3 days before she passed away from old age, at 15.

Nicole continues to educate people on the benefits of eating raw cannabis flowers, buds, and juice through her company Eva. Eva is the first company known worldwide to do the first ever nutrition test on Cannabis Flowers. They also recently launched a line of Hemp Seasonings that contain 2000mg of their proprietary Flower Powder™.

These seasonings allow people to see cannabis as another vegetable/ herb, something to eat daily for nutrition. Eva is pairing up with chefs, restaurants, and grocery stores to supply hemp flowers as another food, similar to hemp seeds and hemp oil already found within stores. Check out https://evaworldwide.com and use the coupon code foodheals for 20% off.

🌹Venus Et Fleur 🌹 ​​

Valentine’s Day is going to be here before you know it! Are you prepared? If you’re not (like me 😀) then I’ve got a life-saver for you. Venus Et Fleur designs customizable arrangement with real roses that last a year.

Yes, read that again. It is possible! These roses have been delicately cultivated from their very own flower farm in Ecuador, guaranteeing this extremely long lifespan. Who else gets roses from Venus Et Fleur? Only Cardi B and the Kardashians, among many other celebrities!

Ready to elevate the gift-giving experience this year?


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.

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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! 

 


 

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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.

 

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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.