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!

But first, let me take you behind-the-scenes of our show for a sec-
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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.
 


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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.

 

Available anywhere you listen to podcasts!

Apple Podcasts

Youtube

Spotify

And so many more!

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?!

 

Available anywhere you listen to podcasts!

Apple Podcasts

Youtube

Spotify

And so many more!

 

LINKS:

 

I’m thrilled to announce the brand new Food Heals VIP Club. This is where we go behind-the-scenes of the businesses from our favorite Food Heals entrepreneurs. The list includes authors, podcasters, bloggers, speakers, coaches, filmmakers and more. In the VIP club you’ll hear how these wellness influencers use their transformational stories, their miraculous healing journeys and their voices to create the life they desire. You will learn exact systems, strategies and real-world advice on how YOU can build a career out of the knowledge, expertise, experiences and passions you have had in your life.

But let’s first start with a little back story about how the Food Heals VIP club was born – and why I’m starting it now. Besides being wildly passionate about holistic health and healing and the notion that “food heals”, I have another passion: empowering wellness entrepreneurs to build empires.

Growing up, my father was an entrepreneur. I watched him build multiple businesses. I watched him have massive wins as well as massive failures. But one thing he said always sticks with me:

“Build a business you love and then hire people smarter than you to run it so you can take the profits off the top and enjoy your life.”


This is what he did. When I was young he owned a construction company and he built houses around our small town of Chapel Hill, North Carolina. When I was 4 years old, he bought a plot of land and built our family a beautiful 5 bedroom house on Lake Ellen Drive which was situated between and lake and a creek with a waterfall connecting them (I know, I can’t make this stuff up!) 

I have fond memories of going to construction sites with him and seeing a piece of land go from patchy grass and mud to a gorgeous house that a family would move into and call a home.

Not only did my dad build houses but he even fought to have low income housing built in wealthier areas of our town so that children in low income households would live in good school districts where they could receive top-notch education. There was altruism in his business as well that I have always admired.


In the late 80s my father hit a roadblock. The Savings and Loans crisis (which devastated families in the 80’s) hit him hard. The S&L System was originally created to promote homeownership for the working class and was a huge opportunity for people like my father.

However, just like we saw in the subprime mortgage crisis between 2007-2010, the Savings and Loans house of cards eventually came crashing down. By 1989, thousands and thousands of the nation’s savings and loans had failed. And thus my father was forced to declare bankruptcy.


You would think this is the type of situation that would tear a family apart, force them into poverty, or make business owners give up.

Not my dad!

He started over. With help from my mom, not only did they come back from this crisis but my dad also paid back all of the debts that he owed when he declared bankruptcy.


Then he did something super unexpected. My dad decided to go to law school while I was in high school. Yes this man was a total risk taker! (Now you know where I get it from, right?).

CUT TO: A few years later, my dad had become an attorney and I moved out to go to college two hours away. My parents then decided to move into their beach house which was about 30 minutes from my college town.


What happened in the small beachside community of Surf City, NC on Topsail Island, was that my dad became the go-to lawyer in town for property law and real estate closings.

He built a huge business by becoming the attorney who people got to know, like, and trust. His clients became friends who we would barbecue with, who we could have dinners and drinks with at the one bar in town. He used his previous construction skills and knowledge of the housing industry to start buying real estate and flipping homes and by the time I was a sophomore in college my dad became a millionaire.


And there he was- living that lifestyle he had told me about- doing what he loved every day. Riding his motorcycle around town, taking my mom, our dog, and I out on the boat every weekend, cooking dinners for friends, families and neighbors and creating the life he envisioned for himself.

So this is what shaped me into believing that anything was possible. This is why I have always been an entrepreneur and why I always take risks in my life.

Now, as many of you know if you are a regular listener of my show, this bliss didn’t last. A few short years into this bliss I lost first my mother and then my father to battles with cancer. 

I didn’t inherit millions because of mismanagement of his estate by a very awful person who sought out to ruin us financially (and did – but that is a story for another time.)

But, this tragedy and my upbringing combined to inspire me to create the life I wanted to live and not only to make an income that allowed me to live that life, but also always have time to spend with friends, and family and do things that I want to do – like make films, record podcasts, write books, speak on stages across the world, coach people and more. Things that light me up inside!


And, one of the coolest things that happened to me was when I started Food Heals so many of my guests who had incredible healing stories to share ALSO had built incredible brands and businesses helping others learn about health and healing.

They are authors, podcasters, bloggers, coaches, speakers, filmmakers, and more. And they are using their transformational stories, their miraculous healing journeys, their voices to create the life they desire.

I wanted to go behind the scenes and learn what they were doing to create careers around their passions.


And that is when the FOOD HEALS VIP CLUB was born. In the VIP Club, you will hear the stories BEHIND THE SCENES of Food Heals Podcast Guests. Where you will learn exact systems, strategies and real-world advice on how YOU can build a career out of the knowledge, expertise, experiences and passions you have had in your life.

People need your voice. They need your perspective. They need your stories.

Your unique perspective is unlike anyone else’s.

Because it has been formed by your life experiences and everything you have been through up to this point in your life. 

If you have been through something, you can help others going through that same thing.

If you have mastered something, you can help others who want to master that same thing.

Wherever you are on your life’s journey, there is someone who needs your help even if you are just one step ahead of them.


I don’t care who else is doing it. It doesn’t matter if it has been done before.

There are more people who need help than there are helping people!

And nothing that you are going to do has ever been done before. Because no matter what it is, you’ll do it your way.


By helping others, by serving them, we can create careers that we absolutely love.

When I started my production company 13 years ago now, I accepted a few clients with video production needs that didn’t matter to me, that I wasn’t passionate about. And it showed.


I decided after a few of those experiences to stop accepting clients who wanted to do things that didn’t serve the world or help others in some way. I wanted to do media that mattered, which ended up becoming my tag line.

If you see my branding, or my budgets, proposals or invoices, they all say:

Melody Productions – 
Media that Matters. 

And with that in mind, the right client started to be attracted to me. For years now I have exclusively worked with clients in social justice, public health and wellness to create videos to inspire people to get educated, to get into action and to make changes in their own lives and help others. All this while getting paid to do exactly what I wanted to do. I created a career out of my passion to serve.

Then the same thing happened with Food Heals… When I started, I didn’t think, “I want to make a million dollars!” I thought “I want everyone to know that the body is designed to heal itself if given the tools it needs to do so!” 

I wanted to inspire people to stop outsourcing their health to doctors and pills but instead to take their health into their own hands through nutrition and alternative medicine.

What happened was I ended up building a brand out of helping people that became popular and lucrative so that I can continue to use my voice, provide a platform for healing stories, podcast, make films, write books, host masterminds, speak on stages and shout from the rooftops that food heals!


And so that’s what I strive to do every single day. – reach more people with my message. And that is what the VIP Club guests are doing as well. We want to help inspire you that you can do it too.

So in today’s episode I’m going to play you some of my favorite clips from the brand new Food Heals VIP Club

The VIP Club is just $5 a month which helps feed my green juice habit (and helps me create more amazing content for you!)

The content will appear anywhere you listen to podcasts. There is no extra app to download or login and password to make. You simply sign up and specify where you listen to your podcasts and all VIP Club episodes will show up right there!

 

 

 

Now let’s give you a preview of what you will learn in the Food Heals VIP club! Today you will hear clips about manifestation, coaching, podcasting, writing books, and the power of storytelling!

 

Health Coaching: Evita Ramparte

First up I’m playing you a clip from Evita Ramparte’s VIP episode, “How To Create a Thriving Health Coaching Business” where we discuss her life as a health coach, author, speaker and retreat leader and giving ourselves permission to charge for our gifts. 

 

Manifestation: Sarah Centrella

Sarah Centrella AKA “The Manifesting Gangsta” quit her 9 to 5 to become an author, speaker, coach, blogger and workshop leader to create her dream life using Future Boards. In this clip from her episode, “Building a Blogging Business and Writing Books with Queen of FutureBoards” she explains how she manifested some of her best moments like her Madison Ave. Barnes and Noble book signing by hustling, believing and receiving.

 

Passive Income: Toni Okamoto

Toni is a podcaster, blogger, speaker and author of Plant-Based on a Budget. In this clip from her VIP episode, “How to Become a Successful Recipe Blogger and Cookbook Author”, we go behind-the-scenes of her biz to discuss how she went from broke to having multiple streams of passive income which gave her the space to write her books and accomplish her other goals and dreams.

 

Podcasting: Kate Erickson

In the VIP episode called “The Power of Podcasting & Becoming an Entrepreneur on Fire”, Kate Erickson talked about her journey into podcasting, entrepreneurship and how podcasting is one of the most powerful mediums to connect with your audience. Kate is a speaker, podcaster and Chief Implementer at EOFire, which is John Lee Dumas’s podcast. She also hosts her own show, Kate’s Take, which is an audio version of the EOFire blog. And John and Kate do something really cool – they publish their income reports! So you can see that they are creating an income through the medium of podcasting and doing what they love. As I record this they are currently taking time off to travel the world so Kate is a beautiful example of someone who has truly found her passion and created the ultimate life for herself.

 

Passion: Laura Powers

Laura Powers is another incredible VIP guest who truly has designed a business around all of her passions – 6 in fact. That’s right; she has 6 podcasts, all about different things that she cares about. This has truly led her to that laptop lifestyle a lot of people pretend to live on Instagram. In her VIP episode, “The Healing Power of Podcasting, Writing and Channeling Your Message”, we discuss how her podcasts are her direct connection to booking clients so that they hear her show and book her for calls, plus she has affiliates and sponsors. And these shows allow her to get press passes to major events as well as book speaking gigs all over the world!

 

Getting Debt Free: Ronsely Vaz

In this clip from the VIP episode entitled “From Half a Million in Debt to Thriving Author, Podcaster and Agency Owner”, Ronsley Vaz shares a bit of his journey of going from $500k in debt to becoming a successful podcaster, author, event producer and agency owner… all because he took big risks and never gave up pursuing his passions.

 

Time Management: Kris McPeak

Another important aspect of entrepreneurship is learning how to manage your time and allotting enough time for self-care. In this clip from our VIP club episode entitled “How to Create More Productive Time in Your Day and Elevate Your 8” with Author, Educator, Coach, Podcaster and Food Heals OG Kris McPeak, we discuss how to manage your time effectively and efficiently.

 

De-Cluttering: Janice McQueen

In the next clip from our episode “Coaching & Podcasting How Helping Others & DeCluttering Your Life Helps You Build a Brand That Matters”, I’m talking with Pageant coach, motivational speaker, performer and goodwill ambassador Janice McQueen who shares with us a surprising way to discover your unique gifts. It is something that definitely works for me and I’m excited to share it with you.

 

Automation: Michael O’Neal

We talk about a lot of health hacks on Food Heals, but I also love talking about business hacks. In this clip from “Automation Hacks You’ve Never Heard of and How to Be a SoloPreneur”, I’m hanging out with Micheal O’Neal  who coined the term “Proudly Unemployable” which applies to just about everyone on today’s show! We talk about how to save time and money by creating automations that you probably won’t hear about anywhere else.

 

Final Thoughts: Samir and Laura

And finally, I’d like to wrap up with final parting advice on health and business from an episode called “Filmmaking, Podcasting, Outsourcing and Living That Laptop Life”, which is about the power of filmmaking, podcasting and sharing your message that I did with fellow filmmakers and brand new power couple Samir and Laura.
To join the club go to glow.fm.foodheals and you can get your bonus episodes straight into your podcast app of choice for just $5 per month!

What do cancer, autoimmune diseases, allergies, mental health and fertility all have in common? The gut.

 

Your microbiome does everything from digesting food to absorbing minerals to regulating your immune system and your hormones. All disease begins in the gut… and that’s where healing begins as well! So in this week’s episode we couldn’t wait to interview an international expert on the topic of gut health, Katherine Maslen.

 

Katherine got into nutrition after witnessing a close friend’s journey through lupus, an autoimmune disease. As she got sicker, her medicine cabinet grew, yet none of these medications had any positive effect on her health. She passed away at just 52.

 

Katherine knew there just had to be a better way. This is what led her to create the Shift Clinic, an international wellness company that is changing the face of health and empowering people to take control of their healing journey. 

 

Here’s some quick tips for rebalancing your microbiome, improving your fertility, detoxing, and boosting your wellbeing:

 

  • Avoid plastics – these are endocrine disrupters, which means they mess up your hormones.
  • Avoid pesticides – go organic instead (check out the Environmental Working Group’s Dirty Dozen and clean Fifteen lists).
  • Avoid gluten and dairy.
  • Drink purified, filtered water – around 8 cups a day.
  • Fill up on fiber (gluten free whole grains, legumes, nuts, seeds, fruits and vegetables) – it binds to toxins and takes them out of the body.
  • Balance is everything – if you fancy a glass of wine, go for it (just try to make it organic and vegan).
  • Focus on the emotional connection. 

 

 

Want more advice like this? There are two resources you have just got to try next:

Check out Katherine’s book Get Well Stay Well to discover the secrets to get back in touch with your body and start thriving. 

Listen to the Shift Podcast

 

OSEA

This is a skincare line that we’re totally obsessed with right now! Why? Because they put your health AND the health of the planet first. This Malibu-based group provides you with potent skin and body care solutions like:

  • The Vitamin C Probiotic Face Polish
  • Brightening Serum
  • Ocean Cleansing Mud (Olivia Wilde swears by it ☺)

Each one is pure, safe and effective. Plus it gives you the wellness properties of earth’s natural elements. Their products are infused with sustainably-sourced, organic patagonian seaweed and active botanicals that create a mineral-rich and nutrient-rich bio-available base.

In other words? Every Osea product is easily absorbable by your skin and targets any signs of aging or imperfections.

Good news for you – just use “foodheals” at checkout for $10 off your first purchase of $50. Start your Osea journey now at www.oseamalibu,com.

 

What you’ll learn in Episode 278:

  • How Katherine overcame drug addiction and homelessness
  • A shocking statistic – what will 70% of us die of?
  • The connection between our microbiome and our wellbeing
  • Why it’s time to stop being germ-phobic
  • The #1 food to avoid if you want to heal your gut
  • How wellness brands are being shut down (and how you can get to the real information)
  • The healthiest way to prepare for a baby
  • How to change your environment to improve your fertility
  • What happens when you heat plastic-wrapped food
  • The ingredients to kick out of your life to balance your hormones
  • The best way to absorb turmeric
  • How to heal your emotions to heal your body

 

Our favorite moments:

@2:19 That’s something that really needs to change

@5:50 There is wisdom in your wounds

@11:08 The stats are stacking up

@13:07 Dirt smoothie?

@37:05 You might be drinking birth control!

@44:00 Make your everyday diet awesome

 

Available anywhere you listen to podcasts!

Apple Podcasts

Youtube

Spotify

And so many more!

 

LINKS:

KatherineMaslen.com
TheShiftClinic.com
Katherine Maslen – Facebook
The Shift Clinic – Facebook
Katherine Maslen Instagram
The Shift Clinic – Instagram

 

Better than Google – search engines that give you real results:

So you’re probably wondering, “Hypnobirthing? What’s that?”

 

It is a natural birthing technique without any medication, that uses self-hypnosis techniques to combat fear and pain during labor. The benefits?

  • You’re not screaming in agony (like the typical birthing scene in films!).
  • You’re not linked up to all those bleeping machines in a brightly lit room with doctors and nurses running around you.
  • You’re not pumped full of painkiller meds (and birthing can still be a connective, intensely powerful female experience).

 

That’s why more and more women are opting out of the traditional hospital birth, and going for natural hypnobirthing instead. Like today’s co-host Laura Petersen (which you know from some of our previous episodes). Laura is a best-selling author and self-publishing coach – and she’s expecting her first child! She’s opted for a natural hospital birth using the Mongan Method.

 

Melissa Tucker, podcast host and marketing expert, has one of the most intriguing birth stories we’ve ever heard. After having two children the traditional, hospitalized, way, she was inspired to go natural. For her third child, she chose home hypnobirthing. Without epidurals, without drugs, and without doctors, she used self-hypnosis to keep herself calm, focused and centered. 

 

Katherine Maslen is a clinical naturopath, nutritionist, author, and host of the Shift podcast. And she too has an amazing natural birth story. But you’ll have to listen to the episode for those details 😉!

 

 

Here are the best resources if you want to research alternatives to hospital childbirth:

 

 

You can connect with Melissa via her website www.MelissaSueTucker.com. You can connect with Laura via Instagram @LaptopLaura or her website www.copythatpops.com. And you can connect with Katherine via her website https://www.theshiftclinic.com/ or https://katherinemaslen.com/ 

 

Betterhelp

Is there something interfering with your happiness or preventing you from achieving your goals?

Betterhelp will assess your needs and match you to affordable online private counseling with a licensed professional therapist.

This isn’t a crisis line (or self-help) but professional counseling that’s done securely online.

Some of the other benefits of Betterhelp?

  • The service is available for clients worldwide.
  • You can login to your account anytime and send a message to your counselor
  • You can go from sign up to first session in under 24 hours

We encourage you to visit betterhelp.com/foodheals and join the over 500,000(!) people talking charge of their mental health with professional help from anywhere with an internet conneciton. You’ll get 10% off your first month by following the link.

 

OSEA

This is a skincare line that we’re totally obsessed with right now! Why? Because they put your health AND the health of the planet first. This Malibu-based group provides you with potent skin and body care solutions like:

  • The Vitamin C Probiotic Face Polish
  • Brightening Serum
  • Ocean Cleansing Mud (Olivia Wilde swears by it ☺)

Each one is pure, safe and effective. Plus it gives you the wellness properties of earth’s natural elements. Their products are infused with sustainably-sourced, organic patagonian seaweed and active botanicals that create a mineral-rich and nutrient-rich bio-available base.

In other words? Every Osea product is easily absorbable by your skin and targets any signs of aging or imperfections.

Good news for you – just use “foodheals” at checkout for $10 off your first purchase of $50. Start your Osea journey now at www.oseamalibu,com.

 

What you’ll learn in Episode 277:

  • The power of affirmations
  • What’s the difference between pain and child-birth?
  • How to breathe your baby out
  • The problem with epidurals
  • How to boost your microbiome and your baby’s 
  • How inducing drugs can inhibit your natural birthing process
  • Why c-sections can damage your baby’s immune system
  • How to distract your brain from your pain
  • The best position for child-birth
  • What are the benefits of water birthing?
  • Who to allow in your birthing circle
  • The three main options for childbirth

 

Our favorite moments:

@5:36 You feel like a bad bitch

@40:16 You hypnotized the whole family?

@45:45 You’re superwoman

 

Available anywhere you listen to podcasts!

Apple Podcasts

Youtube

Spotify

And so many more!

 

LINKS:

MelissaSueTucker.com

CopyThatPops.com

Laura Petersen Instagram 

TheShiftClinic.com

There exists a single cell organism that contains over 40 different vitamins and minerals, but has only 1 calorie (!). 

 

What’s this magical ingredient? *Algae*or the food that keeps on giving.

 

Catharine discovered algae by accident. Ten years ago, her sister got breast cancer. She was lucky enough to have an oncologist who understood the diet connection and told her she needed to go on an alkaline diet. Catharine realized she needed to know more about nutrition, so she studied at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition. And she learned two things:

  1. People know they need to eat healthier
  2. Most people don’t have the time to actually do it.

 

Catharine knew she needed to create a solution to this problem. The most nutritious supplement solution would need to be:

✔Green

✔Healthy

✔And Easy To Take

 

So she turned to the one game-changing ingredient in her sister’s cancer healing diet: algae.

 

 

Quick Algae facts: 

  • Algae was endorsed by NASA and the United Nations as the most nutrient-dense food there is! It’s so nutritious, that the US Government has now set up a bill that encourages farmers to cultivate it. 
  • Algae can be split into two sub categories. One is seaweed, which is grown in the ocean (like dulse, kelp and nori). It’s packed with fiber and iodine and very nutritious. But not as nutritious as the second category: micro algae. The two most powerful micro algae are spirulina and chlorella. Together, they are a powerhouse for your health.

 

Now, what makes algae so healing?

 

Spirulina is energizing and hunger-satiating, while chlorella is healing. Spirulina was the first life on earth, over 4 billion years ago. It’s outlived the ice ages and the dinosaurs… so it’s got to be pretty special! Spirulina is technically a bacteria, which is great for your gut. It’s also the highest protein food (containing 64% protein, in amino-acid form), and because your body doesn’t need to break it down, it gives you instant physical and mental energy. That’s why Catharine calls her spirulina tablets Energy Bits. It also satisfies your hunger, which is great if you’re intermittent fasting. As if that wasn’t enough, studies have found that spirulina helps your hair grow faster, clears up your skin, and helps you lose weight. 

 

Chlorella developed on earth around a billion years after spirulina. It’s a healing food and helps your body to recover. Hence the name: Recovery Bits. It has the highest concentration of chlorophyll in the world (yes, even more than wheatgrass). Chlorophyll helps your cells to detox by maintaining the health of the cell wall. This allows nutrients to flow in, and toxins to flow out. Chlorella will also attach to toxins in your body (heavy metals, radiation, lactic acids, alcohol, environmental chemicals, etc.) and help eliminate them. It’s an intelligent food – it knows what to take out and what to leave in. 

 

The conclusion? Spirulina and Chlorella = two perfect foods for health and healing.

 

Catharine has blended the two together into Vitality Bits, which gives you the best of both algae in an easy-to-take tiny tablet. 

 

Of course, when you take supplements, you want to make sure they’re absolutely pure. Catharine spent a long time researching the best place to source and grow algae to ensure her products are the purest quality. She gets her algae from Taiwan, which has the highest standards. The algae is grown in triple filtered water and air-dried to preserve all the nutrients. 

 

You can get 20% off on any product at energybits.com with the code FoodHeals. 

 

What you’ll learn in Episode 276:

  • Where to find the safest, purest algae
  • Why spirulina supports intermittent fasting
  • How much algae to take for maximum benefit
  • How to never get another hangover
  • Algae vs. activated charcoal 
  • The best times to take chlorella and spirulina
  • Why algae is the easiest way to get your kids to eat their greens
  • How chlorella helps your body to detoxify heavy metals
  • The best algae to take if you’re on a keto diet

 

Our favorite moments:

@13:59 You can’t overdose on greens!

@22:37 Your #1 nutrient for cleansing

@30:50 The game changer for the world

 

Available anywhere you listen to podcasts!

Apple Podcasts

Youtube

Spotify

And so many more!

 

LINKS:

www.energybits.com

Energy Bits (Instagram)

What does it mean to cleanse? For many, the word conjures up images of green juices and fasting. But that’s not quite accurate. You can cleanse in a gentler way. But you also need to go beyond diet if you want to really reset your body.

 

Elissa Goodman looks 20 years younger than her age (59) – and you might think she’s just been blessed with great genes. But she was not the healthiest child. She had a low immune system and was always sick. She got every type of virus (tonsillitis, chickenpox, chronic fatigue) To make matters worse, she felt unworthy compared to her high-achieving, Type-A personality parents. 

 

So Elissa went to college, got into advertising, and climbed that corporate ladder because she was determined to make her parents proud. But she wasn’t following her passion or purpose. She just worked. And got sicker. And one day she was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma. 

 

She knew that this was because she’d been sick most of her life and that her lymphatic system was full of toxins that she’d been unable to clear. But she hadn’t thought of the emotional aspect. Most of the doctors she saw first just talked of chemo and freezing her eggs. But one of them was different. He sat her down and asked her – Are you happy? Are you doing what you love? It was a turning point. 

 

Elissa realized how miserable she’d been in her job and how much she disliked herself. She knew something had to change.

 

 

She went 100% vegan, started doing yoga, went into talk therapy, and started doing emotional release work. She got rid of her cancer, but the radiation caused hypothyroidism. Then she was diagnosed with Hashimoto’s and celiac (two autoimmune conditions). And then her husband died of cancer. It was like a cascade of traumatic life events. That’s when she decided to go back to school and learn about nutrition so she could help her daughters stay healthy.

 

And that was it – she never looked back. She became a cleanse expert to help as many people as possible get healthy the easy way. Like her 1-week soup cleanse, which contains 45 different vegetables, is totally vegan and free from anything processed or GMO. She helps her clients to reset their body and brain so they can rejuvenate, re-energize, heal, and maintain a new, healthy lifestyle long-term. 

 

Here are some of Elissa’s tips to reset your body:

  • Juicing – a fantastic way to get all those vitamins straight into your cells
  • Smoothies – packed with healthy fiber to cleanse your digestive system 
  • Veggies, Veggies, And More Veggies – the more vegetables, the better (especially dandelion greens, cruciferous veg, and celery)
  • Quality Superfood Powder –  (Elissa loves Pure Synergy Juice Powder)

 

But don’t forget that cleansing is emotional as well as nutritional. Have you dealt with your trauma? Because no matter how clean your diet, you can still get sick if you have emotional issues you haven’t dealt with. Here are Elissa’s tips to start letting go of those trauma toxins:

  • Find a good energy healer – you hold a lot of negative energy (toxins) in your cells (Get in touch with Elissa if you’d like to know who she has worked with).
  • Identify what trauma you experienced in your first 7 years.
  • Ask yourself whether you’re truly happy with your career / partner / friends / family.
  • Check out books like Mind over Medicine and Radical Remission to learn how to release trauma.
  • Try a meditation app like Unplug.
  • Journal about what you want to let go – first thing in the morning and last thing at night.
  • Cultivate self-love – that is one thing that’s missing from most of our lives.
  • Send love to your inner child.

And don’t forget to —

 

Betterhelp

Is there something interfering with your happiness or preventing you from achieving your goals?

Betterhelp will assess your needs and match you to affordable online private counseling with a licensed professional therapist.

This isn’t a crisis line (or self-help) but professional counseling that’s done securely online.

Some of the other benefits of Betterhelp?

  • The service is available for clients worldwide.
  • You can login to your account anytime and send a message to your counselor
  • You can go from sign up to first session in under 24 hours

We encourage you to visit betterhelp.com/foodheals and join the over 500,000(!) people talking charge of their mental health with professional help from anywhere with an internet conneciton. You’ll get 10% off your first month by following the link.

 

What you’ll learn in Episode 275:

  • Can you be sexy in your 50’s?
  • What causes Hodgkin’s lymphoma?
  • The science behind why you crave sugar, dairy and gluten
  • How to detox from addictive foods
  • Why you need to cleanse regularly
  • How intermittent fasting helps reset your body
  • Juicing vs. smoothies – which is best?
  • The most powerful vegetables for detoxing
  • The emotional part of detoxing
  • How to recognize you have unresolved emotions
  • Are you experiencing resistance to emotional healing?

 

Our favorite moments:

@5:42 They scare the shit out of you

@16:08 That is so wild!

@34:32 Girl’s gotta do the work

@36:59 Everything changed in my life

@47:26 That’s where the magic happens

 

Available anywhere you listen to podcasts!

Apple Podcasts

Youtube

Spotify

And so many more!

 

LINKS:

LeslieDurso.com

ElissaGoodman.com

In order to be healthy we have to take a WHOLISTIC approach to health. This means looking at our health as a whole and not taking a band-aid approach.

 

In this episode Allison Melody and John Lee Dumas discuss tools and tactics to hack your health like mindful eating, intermittent fasting, breathwork, exercise, food allergies, fat-burning, blue-light blocking, infrared saunas and so much more.

 

We’re throwing back to last year where Allison had the honor of being interviewed on Entrepreneurs on Fire by John Lee Dumas. So the format is a little different today because you are going to hear JLD interview Alli on Physical, Emotional, Spiritual & Financial Game-Changing Practices to hack your health.

 

John is the founder & host of Entrepreneurs On Fire, an award-winning podcast where he interviews inspiring Entrepreneurs to help YOU on your Entrepreneurial journey! His goal with Entrepreneurs On Fire is to deliver the inspiration and strategies you need to FIRE UP your entrepreneurial journey and create the life you’ve always dreamed of.

 

To date he has interviewed over 2,000 incredible Entrepreneurs, including Tony Robbins, Seth Godin, Gary Vaynerchuk, Barbara Corcoran, Tim Ferriss, and many more. 

 

And he’s been a huge mentor to Allison in starting The Food Heals Podcast and creating a business around her passion. He truly practices what he preaches and helps people like Allison and like you create the lifestyle you have always dreamed of. 

 

To date John and Alli have hung out in crazy cool places like Puerto Rico, Haiti, Jamaica and the Grand Cayman islands and at conferences like Podcast Movement and Podfest in Florida, Philly, Chicago and Anaheim.

 

And, today is the first day of Podcast movement 2019, so Allison and John are down in Orlando soaking up the sun and all the podcast wisdom and later in the week they’ll be singing a little karaoke… so we couldn’t think of a better time to release this episode.

 

 

GLOBAL HEALING CENTER IS BACK!

It’s time to talk about one of my favorite supplement brands. You know how much we love their product, such as the Vegan B12 (which I take everyday). Their probiotics? Also amazing! There’s nothing in their lineup that I wouldn’t try. Why? Because I always know I can trust the source. They also have a great mission, empowering millions of people with health education and supplements that go above and beyond organic.

It’s all available to you right now at GlobalHealingCenter.com. Use the coupon code foodheals17 to get 20% off your order.

 

What you’ll learn in Episode 274:

 

  • How your blood type helps determine the perfect diet for you
  • How to burn fat easily and effortlessly every day
  • A magical breathing technique that will get you to a place of ultimate peace
  • What you can do for 19 minutes a day to reduce the risk of heart attacks by over 60%
  • The truth about detoxification and intermittent fasting
  • How to bio-hack your health for next-level results
  • An easy digital detox that anyone can do 
  • How Blue-light blockers can contribute to the best sleep of your life

 

3 Takeaways From Today’s Show 

1) You are not going to win at a high level unless you’ve really got a well-rounded balance mentality.

2) Food does heal. You just have to be intentional and focused on the stuff that you put into your mouth and the food that is going into your body. That’s the game-changer.

3) Try one thing at a time. See what works. If it really makes you feel better, you’re probably going to keep doing it. If it doesn’t, just forget about it. You can’t do everything.

 

Available anywhere you listen to podcasts!

Apple Podcasts

Youtube

Spotify

And so many more!