Mar 01

150: Ron Kamen on Spend Less with Clean Energy

Ron Kamen is the CEO of EarthKind Energy Consulting and the host of the AWESome EarthKind podcast. Ron’s life mission is to empower everyday people to make clean energy transitions to reduce their carbon footprint– and save them money.

For more than three decades, Ron has energized communities, governments, non-profits, and businesses to take their next step and increase energy efficiency, use renewable energy, and lower electricity, heating & transportation costs. He’s now building an online community of AWESome EarthKind people ready to “Go Clean and $ave Green.”

Ron lives in New York and has a beautiful blended family of seven children and 5 grandchildren. He knows how important making clean energy transitions is for future generations, and he is passionate about educating parents, grandparents, business owners, and young people about steps everyone can take for a healthier planet while saving money!

In this episode, Ron Kamen talks about:

  • AWESome meaning
  • Forces of Nature
  • Tapping into natural energy sources
  • Finding your energy budget
  • LED Light bulbs
  • Choosing LED light bulbs
  • Reducing energy costs with smart thermostats
  • Importance of air conditioning filters
  • Clean energy for COVID risk reduction
  • Needlepoint Bipolar Ionization
  • Direct, close, and earth impacts of clean energy on health
  • Asthma rates in urban areas
  • Affordability of electric vehicles
  • Mileage for electric cars
  • Nissan Leaf
  • Climate change and extreme weather
  • Ron’s tornado experience
  • Extreme weather story contest

Featured Guest

Ron Kamen


Fighting Covid with UV Light & Ionized Air Podcast Episode
AWESome EarthKind Podcast for Straight-Up Wellness
Join Ron’s Contest

Feb 22

149: Barb Garrison on From Self-Doubt and Burned Out to Relief and Freedom

Barb Garrison is a Career & Money Breakthrough Coach and “Job-You-Love” expert at Internal Groove, the company she founded 14 years ago. She helps burned-out, success-driven professionals who are just going through the motions design a career, based on their TRUTH, that makes them leap out of bed even on Monday mornings.

The creator of The Job I Love Revolution, Barb supports corporate executives and entrepreneurs to move from self-doubt and burned out to relief and freedom. After 18 years in marketing and surviving corporate burnout herself, Barb combines her experience as a mentor, marketer, corporate director, consultant, and two-time entrepreneur with her passion for self-discovery.

She has degrees in Psychology and Mass Communications, plus 3 professional coaching certifications. Informed by your natural gifts and highest truth, Barb is an expert at designing creative career solutions you might not see on your own.

She can be found working one-on-one with clients around the country, in private retreats with those who fly in to work with her, plus teaching from the stage at workshops and leading mastermind groups. After relocating from a fast-paced life in Los Angeles, Barb fulfilled her grand plan and lives with her husband at the foot of the Rocky Mountains in Boulder, CO.

In this episode, Barb Garrison talks about:

  • Perfect time for reflection
  • No bad news in your career
  • Hidden gifts
  • Ask how you’re feeling right now
  • Permission to feel
  • Set a deadline to stop being upset
  • Minimum/maximum deadlines
  • What is the situation asking you to do?
  • “Brain Banging”
  • Inquiry Writing
  • Journaling for release
  • Ownership of the benefits
  • Encouraging secret entrepreneurs
  • Changing careers to change your life
  • Unexpected sources of career stress
  • No experiences are an accident
  • Dual career paths
  • Transforming the job you have into a job you love
  • Tapping into your strengths
  • Keep looking for hidden gift
  • Action plan with micro-movements
  • 3 micro movements per day
  • Your power zone
  • Clarity on movements
  • Power of 3
  • Getting accountability help
  • Planning right before the day ahead
  • Intuitive action
  • “The Job I Love Toolkit”
  • The Job I Love Club

Featured Guest

Barb Garrison


Barb’s Website

Feb 15

148: Dr. Joe Nieusma on Finding the Fountain of Youth (Without Prescription Drugs!)

Dr. Joe Nieusma is the CEO, founder, and Chief Toxicologist at Superior Toxicology & Wellness, an international scientific consulting firm.

For the past 30 years, Dr. Joe has been active in toxicology research. He has been able to improve water quality and remove carcinogens from treated water. He has also assisted private clients to review their medical records and help them to eliminate unnecessary prescription drugs from their profile.

As a member of the Scientific Advisory Board for Vitro Biopharma, Dr. Joe helped market stem-cell related products for diabetes research to scientific, pharmaceutical, and ultimately medical markets.

With the overwhelming options for better health, we are often left confused and with more questions than answers. Dr. Nieusma provides solutions to our medical questions, giving us back the power of our own health.

In this episode, Dr. Joe Nieusma talks about:

  • How Dr. Joe got started
  • Why drugs are not the answer
  • HOPE program
  • How your brain changes when you get pets
  • How to eat for optimal health
  • The #1 villain that leads to obesity
  • Body’s ability to heal
  • Oxidative stress
  • Secret to mental clarity
  • How to properly take C60
  • Pets using C60
  • Sorting through your medications and supplements
  • Zero water filter
  • Why you are setting yourself up for failure
  • Where to find more about Dr. Joe

Featured Guest

Dr. Joe Nieusma


C60 Complete – Use Discount Code DrJoe5

Feb 08

147: Kristen Bowen on Laying the Foundation for Good Health

It took a complete health crash to lead Kristen Bowen to create Living the Good Life Naturally in 2002.

Autoimmune issues and a series of failed surgeries left Kristen bedridden and depressed, with daily seizures. Through research and looking for outside the box solutions, she discovered that to regain her health she needed to build a strong foundation.

That foundation included food as medicine and the number one building block for optimal health: Magnesium. She discovered that oral magnesium was not effective and began using liquid magnesium as a foot soak, finding that the body could utilize it more effectively.

As Kristen’s health improved, she began to research and create natural bath and body products for herself, family, and friends with skin sensitivities. She began sharing her knowledge as she researched and found clean sources of whole food supplements and minerals. She never intended to start a business, but friends offered to pay her for her products and advice. Living the Good Life Naturally was created.

Starting with one-on-one consultations with clients, to farmers markets for the bath and body line, Kristen’s business quickly moved from the small kitchen and extra bedroom in her home to a retail space in Logan, Utah.

She hosted a Rocky Mountain Regional radio show for seven years where she answered questions on natural health. This led to workshops and keynote opportunities at natural health conferences. This quickly led to needing a full-time team for production, dealing with marketing, running the retail shop, and a multitude of things that it takes to run a business.

From small beginnings in her 10 by 15 basement kitchen to her warehouse, store, and online business, Kristen has helped thousands of individuals reclaim their own health foundation. As she tells her clients: “You are the CEO of your health. Let me be on your board of directors.”

In this episode, Kristen Bowen talks about:

  • Kristen’s story with autoimmune diseases and seizures
  • Why not all magnesium is created equally
  • The differences between liquid and solid magnesium
  • How to move your red blood cells
  • What to look for in a magnesium product
  • How often to soak in magnesium
  • How to test blood cell saturation
  • Getting optimal blood numbers
  • How long to soak in magnesium
  • Why soaking through your feet is the best way to soak
  • Are epsom salts just as good?
  • Thyroid and your personality
  • Change your magnesium burn rate
  • Gratitude practice
  • Where our bath bomb ingredients come from

Featured Guest

Kristen Bowen


Kristen’s Website

Feb 01

146: Nagina Abdullah on Healthy Lifestyle for Professional Women

Nagina Abdullah is a health coach for female professionals, corporate executives, and 7-figure entrepreneurs and founder of the website She teaches tested and perfected metabolism-boosting strategies to help women lose 20-40 pounds while working 60+ hours a week even if they have tried everything.

Nagina has a degree in Molecular and Cell Biology from UC Berkeley, an MBA from NYU Stern, AND worked for a top 4 consulting firm as a management consultant before starting her health coaching business. She has been featured in, Business Insider,, and many more!

In this episode, Nagina Abdullah talks about:

  • Nagina’s weight loss journey
  • Being a mother with no energy
  • Making shifts can create a lifestyle transformation
  • When you’re eating vs what you’re eating
  • Eating too little makes your metabolism stall
  • How to boost your metabolism to burn fat
  • 3 slim down transformation principles
  • Protein more
  • Breakfast ideas
  • Making vegetables craveable
  • Using metabolic boosting spices
  • Easy eating
  • Creating systems in your life
  • Making choices on special occasions
  • Appetizer hack
  • Energy first
  • Nursing and losing weight
  • 7 spicy recipes to melt away your first 7 pounds

Featured Guest

Nagina Abdullah


Nagina’s Website
Facebook Group

Jan 25

145: Melissa Ronda on Bad Bitches Losing Weight

Melissa Ronda is a life-changing mentor who teaches ambitious women how to shrink their waistlines and raise their standards through her community, courses, academy, and Top-15 podcast, Bad Bitches Losing Weight.

Since overcoming her addictions, obesity, toxic relationships, and poverty, Melissa has been obsessed with helping women who “haven’t had it easy” turn their adversity into their biggest asset in creating extraordinary lives, bodies, and financial freedom on their own terms.

In this episode, Melissa Ronda talks about:

  • Bad bitches are actually nice girls
  • Melissa’s story
  • Picking herself up from addiction
  • Realizing you’re capable of so much more
  • Mindset’s role in health and lifestyle
  • Being successful isn’t about getting the right plan
  • Masculine aspects of fitness
  • Using macros to get a pulse into what you’re doing
  • What would next-level-you do?
  • Ascension fatigue
  • What actually causes you to gain weight
  • Telling people no isn’t mean
  • Don’t do it alone
  • Why you need community

Featured Guest

Melissa Ronda


Melissa’s Website
Bad Bitches Losing Weight Podcast

Jan 18

144: Jessica Barberry on Taking the Struggle Out of School

Jessica Barberry is an educational professional skilled in functional behavior assessment and positive behavior support. She is a proven innovator in her teaching environment with The DesignED Thinking School, an educational platform devoted to individualized, passion-based learning.

Jessica believes seamless technology integration is the key to inclusionary practices, unlocking the door of differentiation for learners of all levels. She is a master teacher who has dedicated her career to providing transformative educational experiences for students under her guidance.

In this episode, Jessica Barberry talks about:

  • How Kate and Jessica met
  • The struggle with education
  • The issue with so much homework
  • Most powerful tool every parent has in their toolbox
  • Connection before content
  • The real purpose of homework
  • Children should understand why they are learning
  • Adult struggles around subjects
  • Passion based learning
  • The gift of understanding
  • Fear or lack of connection with distance learning
  • Student led conferences
  • Using virtual reality in education
  • Space to add in extra curricular activities
  • Negative impact with the loss of recess
  • Recommendations for setting up a learning environment
  • Feeling equipped as a parent teacher
  • Trusting teachers to care for their students
  • Looking into tutoring and homeschooling

Featured Guest

Jessica Barberry


The DesignED Thinking School
Contact Jessica

Jan 11

143: Adri Kyser on Improve Your Health and Increase Your Confidence

Adri Kyser is a Wellness Expert, Personal Development Coach, Author, and Motivational Speaker. She is the founder and creator of Enlightened Alchemy™ and Inner Beauty Wellness, designed to help men and women like you achieve personal growth, better health, and unstoppable confidence.

Using her Enlightened Alchemy™ method, she has helped thousands of women worldwide achieve everything from reduced pain and stress to increased confidence and productivity. Rather than drawing from only one modality, her extensive list of certifications (including coaching, mindfulness, yoga, and Ayurveda) allow her to create a customized wellness experience for clients.

In this episode, Adri Kyser talks about:

  • Adri’s story of not being good enough
  • Physical pain and emotional pain’s link
  • The process of enlightened alchemy
  • Subconscious triggers
  • Taking action to change the narrative
  • Living broken through success
  • Unconscious thoughts become reality
  • Courage is acting in spite of fear
  • 4 key components for health and happiness
  • Role of physical health
  • No time for health
  • 3 simple things to improve health every day
  • Clearing the canvas
  • Replacing negative patterns
  • Finding forgiveness
  • Quick fixes
  • Scarcity is keeping you stuck
  • Biggest struggle will be biggest gift
  • From Limited to Limitless workbook

Featured Guest

Adri Kyser


Adri’s Website
Get Your Playbook

Jan 04

142: Brittia Kubeczka on Know Yourself and Find Your Purpose

Brittia Kubeczka is a wife, mom, free-spirited cowgirl, wild-hearted life coach, human design expert, and ultrasound technologist.

Born and raised in Southern California, Brittia moved to Texas in 2005 to pursue her higher education and nurture her country roots. She obtained her Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences from Baylor University (Sic ‘Em Bears!) in 2010 and her ultrasound registry in 2012. Along the way, Brittia met her husband—a Texas A&M Aggie—and the two fell in love, college allegiances aside, and wed in 2014.

In 2015, Brittia and Jason welcomed their first son, Conway, and an equally wild cowgirl Raelynn in April of 2018. They reside on 20 acres in Hallettsville, Texas, alongside one horse, two dogs, two cats, multiple chickens, and are growing their cattle herd.

You can often catch glimpses of Brittia’s country kids and critters in the background (and sometimes foreground) of her videos and stories, which she shares regularly on social media as she helps women all over the world uncover who they were MEANT TO BE.

In this episode, Brittia Kubeczka talks about:

  • Human design
  • Health and sciences mixed with the “woo”
  • Finding your purpose
  • Requirements to run your human design
  • Unconscious and conscious levels of design
  • Human design data
  • Chart properties
  • Generators
  • Types of designs
  • Strategy
  • Not-self theme
  • Signature
  • Authority
  • Body graph centers
  • Tapping into resources that guide you
  • Biggest benefit of having human design information
  • Using human design for career purpose
  • Human design for kids
  • Working with Brittia

Featured Guest

Brittia Kubeczka


My Body Graph
Exercise by Design

Dec 21

141: Terrie Lewine on Improve Your Relationships and Foster Connection

Terrie Lewine says, “I LOVE my work! It is a direct reflection of my commitment to life, to my community, to the people I know, and to those, I work with. My job is to stimulate confidence, passion, and skills for anyone to have the life they say they want.

Originally receiving my doctorate in chiropractic care my education includes a great deal of science, understanding how biochemistry, physiology, and neurology impact our capacity to relate well to each other. I have always been interested in transformation, even when I was doing bodywork. Yet I had to dig a bit deeper into what my true interest and skills lie and that is helping people to communicate in ways that create the satisfying relationships, families, and communities we all long for.

During a deep dive into studying communication and relationship strategies, I landed on Nonviolent Communication, developed by Marshall Rosenberg, which serves as the foundation of the work I offer, weaving in a variety of ideas and processes that will support the shifts my clients are looking to create.”

In this episode, Terrie Lewine talks about:

  • Connection as a goal
  • Playing every card you have
  • Craving safety in communication
  • Realizing your worst fears
  • Desire to people please
  • Asking from a place of love
  • Understanding your role
  • Asking for a do-over
  • Connecting request
  • When what you say isn’t received well
  • Avoiding reactivation by staying present
  • Realizing we all want to connect and share the same fears
  • Equality in meeting needs
  • Creativity in meeting needs
  • Communication practice
  • Practice focusing on positivity and gratitude
  • Short term agreements
  • How to communicate in times of 24/7 togetherness
  • Speaking up instead of the silent treatment
  • Finding ways to listen
  • Never hearing criticism
  • Prioritizing self-discovery
  • Resolving conflict by remembering what you love
  • Needs-based communication with kids
  • Navigating our feelings in the role of a parent
  • Finding and connecting with Terrie

Featured Guest

Terrie Lewine


Terrie’s Website

Dec 14

140: Mark England on How to Use Language to Upgrade Your Life

Mark England has professionally coached thousands of clients worldwide using the power of words and stories, for over a decade. He holds an BA in business and a Master’s in Education. Mark is the co-founder of Procabulary and is a lifelong personal development enthusiast.

In this episode, Mark England talks about:

  • Mark’s personal journey
  • Enlightened poop
  • Daoist philosophies
  • Emotional Detox Retreat
  • 10 minute emotional shift
  • Unanswered questions
  • The one word game
  • Getting pen to paper
  • Writing the question down
  • Speak out loud
  • Success language
  • Constructive language
  • Breathing mechanics
  • Conflict language
  • Activating stress response
  • Fixating on what you want to avoid
  • Using language and breath to hit goals
  • Low and slow breathing
  • Breath trapped in the body
  • Amygdala hijack
  • Digestive assimilation
  • Breathwork and chewing food
  • Avoiding overeating through breathwork
  • Under-chewing
  • Soft talk
  • Exercise on soft goals
  • The language of indecision
  • Soft talk keywords
  • People pleasing is selfish
  • Feeling fantastic saying “no”
  • Victim mentality
  • Current definition of identity is dead wrong
  • Taking responsibility and empowering change
  • Creating lasting shifts
  • Belief systems
  • Taking the next step in your language
  • Breathing through body issues

Featured Guest

Mark England


Mark’s Website
Enlifted Coaching

Dec 09

139: Bryan Reed and Aaron Mathis on Supplementing for Ketosis and Optimal Functioning

BioReigns is a direct sales company engaged in an exclusive partnership with a biotech laboratory based in Southern California.

BioReigns Chief Scientific Officer and lead chemist discovered a revolutionary technology which allows ingredients to be absorbed into the body at a cellular level. This allows ingredients that traditionally have issues absorbing into the body to be readily accepted and have an almost immediate effect.

BioReigns has proven the efficacy of their products in multiple categories, including lowering Z-Scores in the brain within 5 minutes with their CBD Daily with Curcumin product, and most recently successfully measured lower blood glucose levels and accelerating the process of moving the body into ketosis with it’s newest, yet unnamed, product.

In this episode, Bryan Reed and Aaron Mathis talk about:

  • Why BioReigns was founded
  • Sobriety without medication
  • Issues with hydrophobic oils and tablets
  • Bio-availability
  • MCT oil
  • Creating homeostasis
  • Avoiding stimulants that create a false sense of support
  • How thermogenics work
  • Balancing all the things and becoming overwhelmed
  • The struggle to get into ketosis
  • Stabilizing blood sugar
  • Collagen in water vs. in powder
  • Bovine collagen
  • Amino acids to help the body produce collagen
  • What happens when the body receives too many exogenous supplements
  • How I (Kate) personally use BioReigns products
  • Importance of not transferring addiction
  • How Bryan sets up his day
  • Anti-aging, health, and wellness
  • Dropping 11 pounds in 3 days
  • Making keto work for athletes and training
  • Aaron’s day in review
  • “Unicorn” products
  • Good to awesome supplements
  • What’s next for BioReigns
  • Absorbing plants better

Featured Guest

Bryan Reed and Aaron Mathis from BioReigns


BioReigns Products

Dec 07

138: Angela Legh on How to Heal by Reconnecting with Your Inner Child

When Angela Legh, author of the Bella Santini book series, isn’t dreaming up dragons, monsters, and other magical beings, she gratefully wanders through the sumptuously beautiful woods and meadows of the Cotswold area of England.

Angela is very much in touch with her inner child and finds that she cannot walk by a swing set without stopping to play.

Having overcome many hardships and traumas herself, Angela is passionate about helping others learn the tools and techniques they need to overcome adversity. As an author, all of her books include tools for emotional stability that readers can implement in their own lives.

In addition to her work as an author, Angela is a certified Quantum Shift Facilitator helping people to connect to the truth of who they really are. Through her stories, Angela specializes in opening the hearts and minds of adults and children to the magic they have inside.

Bella Santini in the Land of Everlasting Change is the first book in a fairy tale series intended to open the hearts and minds of readers to empowering consciousness concepts.

In this episode, Angela Legh talks about:

  • How Angela reconnected with her inner child
  • Healing and becoming who she was meant to be
  • Bella Santini and self-help for women
  • Angela’s inspiration for creating Bella Santini
  • Gratitude to move out of victim mentality
  • Providing certainty and guidance through fiction
  • Encourage to feel your emotions
  • Importance of letting emotions out
  • Creating more magic and play in everyday life
  • Messages from Mr. Rogers
  • Applying curiosity to the mundane
  • Connecting back to childhood wonder
  • Listening to the heart to release magic
  • Ego vs. magic
  • Teaching through play
  • Existing vs. living
  • How to reconnect with your inner child now

Featured Guest

Angela Legh


Angela’s Website

Nov 30

137: Erin Moore on How to Slim Down with Confidence

Erin Moore is a Healthy Living Strategist and Confidence Coach. She helps women create vibrant health, drop the unwanted pounds, and step into their confidence by making healthy simple, without deprivation.

In this episode, Erin Moore talks about:

  • Erin’s weight loss journey
  • Noticing weight gain
  • Factors of weight gain
  • Quarantine weight gain
  • Natural weight fluctuations
  • How often to weigh yourself
  • What the scale actually means
  • Value of photos and measurements
  • Differences of how individual women gain/lose weight throughout the month
  • BMI myths
  • How women’s bodies work to sustain life
  • What Erin has tried to lose weight
  • Choosing this over that
  • Finding what works best for you the individual
  • Your “line in the sand” moment
  • Mapping out a plan
  • Getting calorie obsessed
  • Breaking metabolism with too few calories
  • Identifying pitfalls and self-sabotages
  • Meal prepping and planning
  • Finding 10 simple recipes
  • Balancing healthy eating with kids
  • Leading with nutrient-dense foods
  • Losing weight while still enjoying favorites
  • Habits become easy
  • Building confidence in your choices
  • The “move on” mindset

Featured Guest

Erin Moore


Erin’s Website
Claim Your Truth Workbook
Erin on Facebook
Empower Weight Loss Facebook Group

Nov 23

136: Hollan Hawaii on Eating to Feel Good with Plant Based Cooking

Hollan Hawaii is an expert in vegan plant-based food and cleanses. As a Le Cordon Bleu-trained chef, health advocate, former restaurant owner, and mom of three, she has worn many hats in this life, but she knows the one that matters most is her relationship with herself and her body. When those two are aligned, everything falls into place, and she can be a better mother and chef.

Hollan has been on her own health journey for 13 years and loves sharing her perspective and experience with food that led her to be in charge of her own health.

Good Food Gratitude is Hollan’s plant-based lifestyle cookbook that also encourages people to change the way to perceive healthy food. Hollan knows how much work it is to make sure you and your family are eating healthy foods, so her recipes are fast, affordable, easy, and healthy.

True to her family-friendly beach-inspired lifestyle and aesthetics, Hollan lives on the beautiful garden isle of Kauai and enjoys spending time in the kitchen, with family and friends, and in the rejuvenating waters of the Pacific Ocean.

In this episode, Hollan Hawaii talks about:

  • How Hollan chose a vegan lifestyle
  • Skinny Bitch book
  • Food guilt
  • Giving up her old life with food
  • Culinary school and food education
  • Food as a gateway to self-love
  • Veganizing recipes
  • Eating to feel good
  • Avoid eating like you’re in disease
  • Teaching kids and loved ones to eat well
  • Losing the magic of food
  • Breaking up with beliefs
  • Question what food is used for
  • What happens when you eat what your body doesn’t need
  • Body’s needs for proteins
  • Being a curvy woman
  • Self-love to have your dream life
  • Finding beauty in the smallest things
  • Self-care –> Self-love –> Self respect
  • Zoom in/Zoom out
  • A woman’s negative loop
  • Mothering yourself
  • “Good Food Gratitude” book
  • Vegan comfort foods
  • 5-day and 22-day reset
  • Connecting with Hollan

Featured Guest

Hollan Hawaii


Hollan’s Website

Nov 16

135: Johanna Dahlman on Healing Alopecia Naturally

In the past, Johanna Dahlman used to work in event management for Fortune 100 companies like Apple until her life took a big turn through the experience of an autoimmune disease called alopecia (hair loss).

As conventional medicine failed her, she took matters in her own hands and started gathering knowledge about everything connected to health and wellness.

After two and a half years of trial and error with natural and holistic methods she managed to completely reverse the disease. Since then she became a health coach and started Alopecia Angel in order to help others to overcome health struggles in a natural way.

Johanna also hosts workshops at companies and is a speaker about health, stress management, and mindfulness.

In this episode, Johanna Dahlman talks about:

  • Johanna’s story
  • Alopecia and lower immunity
  • Effects of alopecia medications and treatments
  • Birth control and hair loss
  • Risk of allowing autoimmune to linger
  • Different types of alopecia
  • Naturally healing alopecia
  • Listening to signs body is giving you
  • Johanna’s body before hair loss
  • Health on the outside vs. inside
  • Going outside of the textbooks
  • Stress management to heal autoimmune conditions
  • No magic supplement
  • Whole body health for sustained healing
  • “Secrets to Hair Growth and Health” book
  • Johanna’s 2-month program
  • Fatigue and alopecia

Featured Guest

Johanna Dahlman


Johanna’s Website
Alopecia Angel Website
Alopecia Angel on Instagram
Alopecia Angel on LinkedIn

Nov 09

134: Dr. Breanne Kallonen on How to Jumpstart Your Metabolism

Dr. Breanne Kallonen is a mother, functional medicine & naturopathic practitioner, creator of the Metabolic Reset Program, and best-selling author.

Breanne’s superpower is taking complex ideas and transforming them into easy to understand analogies. Breanne uses this gift to help transform the lives of thousands of people around the world through her organization, The Wild Side Wellness.

Breanne continues to deliver research-based medical care to her online community and her videos have been viewed by hundreds of people all over the world. She is an advocate for changing the healthcare paradigm and has devoted her life to the betterment of patient care.

In this episode, Dr. Breanne Kallonen talks about:

  • Factors that determine metabolic rate
  • What slows down metabolism
  • Insulin resistance
  • Thyroid health
  • Problems with base reference numbers
  • Rise in thyroid disease
  • Stress and thyroid
  • Bacteria that triggers autoimmune thyroiditis
  • Molecular Mimicry
  • Connection to bacteria and other chronic conditions
  • Toxicity and hormonal disruption
  • Nutrient deficiencies and metabolic rate
  • Amino acids
  • Importance of enjoying food you’re eating
  • Changing gut microbiome with dieting
  • Introducing carbs after keto
  • Thyroid function and calorie restriction
  • Enzymes to support digestion
  • Tests to determine how to reset metabolism
  • Mindset and lifestyle toxins and weight loss resistance
  • When to do a metabolic reset
  • Metabolic reset process
  • Tracking weight daily
  • Figuring out food intolerances
  • Using whole foods and supplements
  • Key foundations of a metabolic reset
  • Weaning off of supplements
  • Risk of taking supplements you don’t need
  • Supporting kids’ hormones
  • Acid reflux
  • Managing metabolic reset while cooking for a family
  • Reducing inflammation in grilled meats

Featured Guest

Dr. Breanne Kallonen


My Tavin
Breanne’s Website
Metabolic Reset Program

Nov 02

133: Dr. Tim Zelko on How to Reshape and Slim Your Physique

Dr. Tim Zelko, aka Dr. Z, is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame and the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. He completed his post-graduate training in Obstetrics & Gynecology at St. Joseph Hospital in Milwaukee. He is a family man and the proud father of six amazing children.

After running a tremendously successful OB GYN practice for 23 years, Dr. Z changed his practice focus in 2006 from OB GYN to Cosmetic Surgery and launched Zelko Aesthetics.

Since launching Zelko Aesthetics, Dr. Z has purchased the Tickle brand of Lipo procedure, which is a minimally invasive body sculpting procedure that is gentle, has a quick recovery time, and doesn’t require sharp instruments.

He believes in truly listening to EACH one of his clients and is passionate about patient results and satisfaction.

In this episode, Dr. Tim Zelko talks about:

  • The Mirror Test
  • Dr. Z’s passion for helping women
  • Self-image and self-empowerment
  • Why the body changes so much after pregnancy
  • Rise in c-sections and midsection draping
  • Losing elasticity
  • Why liposuction isn’t the answer
  • The downside of surgical tummy tucks
  • Tummy tuck procedure
  • The process of liposuction
  • Tickle lipo
  • Where fat cells go after procedure
  • Cool sculpting
  • Should you time lipo based on hormones?
  • Patient transformations
  • Types of outpatient lipo
  • Difference in Tickle lipo
  • When lipo goes wrong
  • Tickle, Tickle Tight, Tickle Tuck
  • Releasing vanity issues

Featured Guest

Dr. Tim Zelko


Zelko Aesthetics

Oct 26

132: Chad Austin on How to Start and Maintain An Exercise Program

Chad Austin is a personal trainer, speaker, and the owner of Priority Fitness in Overland Park, Kansas. Priority Fitness’s name was inspired by his best selling book, Make Fitness A Priority: How to win the fight against your excuses.

Chad was inspired to focus his speaking and writing on long term health after seeing so many people reach their short term fitness goals only to fall back into bad habits. He is passionate about helping people who can’t find time for fitness to learn how to stop making excuses, so they can make it a priority in their lives.

Chad expertly helps steer people away from the desire for instant gratification and helps them make changes that lead to long term fitness, not just temporary success.

Chad knows firsthand the power that exercise can have in transforming your mental and physical health, and through his public speaking engagements, books, personal training programs (both in-person and online), and 6-week challenges, he is making a difference in the lives of people around the world.

In this episode, Chad Austin talks about:

  • Short term goals vs long term success
  • Why health and fitness isn’t a priority for most people
  • Mindset for improvement
  • Best time of day to workout
  • #1 excuse to not workout
  • Balancing time while adapting to change
  • Keeping consistency as a top goal
  • Problems with 6-week fitness challenges
  • Breaking up with the mindset of “going back to where I started”
  • Focusing on the “what’s next”
  • Difficulty of moving into maintenance plans
  • Best exercise plans for goals
  • Breaking fitness plateaus
  • Nutrient timing for energy and recovery
  • The Fit List test
  • Fitness for mental health
  • The “why fuel”
  • Working with a fitness coach/trainer
  • The personal trainer experience

Featured Guest

Chad Austin


Priority Fitness

Oct 19

131: Andrea Duchonovic on Breaking Up with Exhaustion

Andrea Duchonovic is a women’s “Personal Wellness Connector”. She is a certified toxicity & detox specialist and a certified health coach with the Institute of Integrated Nutrition.

After her own struggles with undiagnosed health issues, she became passionate about inspiring people, connecting them to bad-ass experts & resources so they can experience healthier, happier, and more fulfilled lives…without spending all their free time trying to research solutions.

She has worked with some of the most inspiring, sought-out health & wellness experts. She has traveled extensively to wellness conferences around the globe so she can continually educate herself & connect with leaders in the industry.

Instead of spending hours and hours trying to figure out who can actually help, you can use Andrea as your go-to Personal Wellness Connector to get you right to the top experts in whatever you need.

Andrea has spoken with so many women that are overwhelmed, confused, and frustrated as they wade through endless amounts of information online, trying to get clear on what’s actually going to help them. This is where Wellness Clarity was born… a place where you can go and explore carefully curated, trusted resources while gaining clarity on different topics in the wellness world.

Andrea’s heartfelt mission is all about working with like-minded practitioners and health influencers from around the world, so together they can clarify, empower, and change your health and life. Because after all, the path to wellness starts with clarity!

In this episode, Andrea Duchonovic talks about:

  • Andrea’s health journey
  • Being exhausted all the time
  • Spending thousands on supplements and coaches
  • Health education after father’s terminal diagnosis
  • Sifting through the BS
  • The problem with “all natural” labels
  • Type of sleep vs. hours of sleep
  • Seasons of exhaustion
  • The 7 pillars of health
  • Mindset and healing trauma
  • Showing up better for the people we’re serving
  • 5-10 minutes per day for self care
  • Asking “is this stress necessary?”
  • Breathing
  • Hormones and stress
  • Adrenal fatigue
  • Cortisol levels throughout the day
  • Getting hormones checked
  • Toxicity and detox
  • Toxic chemicals on US skincare products
  • EWG website resource for toxic products
  • Dangerous detoxes
  • Eating and nutrition
  • Prioritizing quality foods and ingredients
  • Dirty keto
  • Sugar alcohols and gut issues
  • Avoiding the Dirty Dozen
  • Eating clean, whole foods
  • Fasting
  • Fasting for women
  • Parasympathetic before fasting
  • Gut health
  • Gut-brain connection
  • Foods and toxins affecting gut health
  • Movement and sleep
  • Sleep quality
  • nighttime routine
  • Movement for detoxing
  • Accessing the Breaking Up With Exhaustion Master Class

Featured Guest

Andrea Duchonovic


Andrea’s Website
Breaking Up with Exhaustion Masterclass

Oct 12

130: Tricia Nelson on Ending Emotional Eating and Healing Your Hunger

Tricia Nelson is an internationally acclaimed author, transformational speaker, and Emotional Eating Expert. She lost fifty pounds by identifying and healing the underlying causes of her emotional eating. She has spent over thirty years researching the hidden causes of the addictive personality.

Tricia is the author of the #1 bestselling book, Heal Your Hunger, 7 Simple Steps to End Emotional Eating Now. She also certifies health coaches so they can get better results, referrals and revenue by helping their clients overcome emotional eating.

Tricia is the host of the popular podcast, The Heal Your Hunger Show and is a highly regarded speaker. She has been featured on NBC, CBS, KTLA, FOX and Discovery Health.

Tricia’s own struggles began in early childhood, where she attempted to cope with life’s stresses and emotional pain by overeating and using other destructive behaviors. After years of exhausting 12-step programs, therapy and self-help books, to no avail, Tricia finally hit a spiritual and emotional bottom.

Tricia attended Amherst College and began her career working at the Seattle Art Museum. While in Seattle she began working with a spiritual healer who helped her create a lifestyle of positive self-care, self-love and improved self-esteem. Tricia was able to stop drinking and overeating and has maintained a fifty-pound weight loss for over 30 years now.

In this episode, Tricia Nelson talks about:

  • Tricia’s personal journey with emotional eating
  • “Fat Head”
  • Out there ideas of how to lose weight
  • Healing hunger to lose 50 pounds
  • Peaceful relationship with food
  • Food freedom
  • The spectrum of emotional eating
  • Feeling the weight struggle in any sized body
  • Heal Your Hunger online quiz
  • Having an emotional balance with food
  • Addressing emotional attachments with food
  • Emotional eating vs food addiction
  • Consequences of obesity as we age – physically, emotionally, spiritually
  • Characteristics of emotionally eating
  • Numbing effects of food
  • PEP test
  • Food to cover pain
  • Eating to escape worries and fear
  • Food as punishment
  • Emotional eaters are highly sensitive
  • Types of food that indicate emotional eating
  • Food as a companion
  • Habits that make up an emotional eater
  • Nonjudgemental meditation
  • Getting support to face scary feelings
  • Why diets fail
  • Food as a symptom
  • Working with Tricia
  • Healing in a community

Featured Guest

Tricia Nelson


Tricia’s Website

Oct 05

129: Dr. Steven Hotze on Ending Fatigue, Weight Gain, and Brain Fog

Steven F. Hotze, M.D. is the founder and CEO of the Hotze Health & Wellness Center, Hotze Vitamins, and Physicians Preference Pharmacy International, LLC.

Dr. Hotze received his medical degree from the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. He is passionate about not only treating symptoms naturally, but also getting to the root cause of problems through a nutritionally balanced eating program, exercise, vitamins and minerals, and hormone replacement or regenerative treatments such as exome injections when indicated.

Dr. Hotze is the best-selling author of “Hormones, Health, and Happiness”, “Hypothyroidism, Health & Happiness”, and “Do A 180”.

Dr. Hotze has appeared on hundreds of television and radio shows across the nation, including ABC, NBC, CBS, and FOX affiliates, CBS’ The Morning Show, and The Biography Channel.

Dr. Hotze is a past member of the American Academy of Otolaryngic Allergy and the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons and is the former president of the Pan American Allergy Society.

In this episode, Dr. Steven Hotze talks about:

  • What is hypothyroidism
  • How the thyroid works
  • T4, T3, and iodine
  • Thyroid hormone and energy
  • Symptoms of thyroid issues
  • Ideal body temperature
  • Thyroid treatments for infertility
  • PCOS and thyroid dysfunction
  • Why hypothyroidism is commonly misdiagnosed
  • The antidepressant epidemic
  • Depression and thyroid connection
  • Hormonal imbalances with age
  • Bioidentical hormones
  • Inaccuracy of thyroid blood tests
  • Unexplained weight gain and fluoride
  • “Hypothyroidism, Health, and Happiness” book – free copy for Straight-Up Wellness listeners when you call 281-698-8698
  • “Hormones, Health, and Happiness” book
  • Health built on good nutrition
  • Diminish simple carbs and sugar
  • Eating as whole as possible
  • Importance of Vitamin C intake
  • Supplementing with Vitamin D
  • Building up immunity

Featured Guest

Dr. Steven Hotze


Hotze Health & Wellness Center
Hotze Vitamins
Physicians Preference Pharmacy

Sep 28

128: Dawn Renee on Finding Joy and Balance for the Caregiver in You

Dawn Renee is a pioneer of holistic caregiving complemented by integrated practices utilizing herbal medicine, Ayurveda, energy work with emotional guidance.

The founder of Traveling Caregivers, a grassroots hope-faith based organization, Dawn is bridging the gap between the balance of life while navigating a multitude of caregiving concerns with health, a holistic lifestyle, administration, and advocacy. Over the past decade, she has been instrumental in helping countless individuals and dogs reclaim their health and lives on their own terms, in their own way.

As a live-in holistic caregiver and health coach for almost 15 years. She has devoted the last 5 years to caring for a friend with stage 4 ALS who is now a quadriplegic, on a ventilator, feeding tube, and catheter, requiring 24/7 care and support. Realizing caregiving for others can easily take you away from yourself, it ignited a new passion and desire to help other caregivers with their journey.

As a talented songstress, she has appeared on multiple stages in venues across the country as an actor, solo performer, speaker, and as the husband and wife music duo, Dawn Loves Nash. Through their partnership, they have witnessed first hand how music is the universal language of love and a true pathway to transformational healing.

Over the past 8 years, she has worked with the homeless at the Room in the Inn, serving as a philanthropist, educator, healer, and specialist. Additionally, she has served as a hands-on live-in rehabilitator for dogs with severe medical needs.

Dawn Renee is a writer and author working on her first book, “I Care: Waking the Caregiver inside – Handbook/Journal”. You can also find a collection of eCareTips, eCareSystems, eDIYCaregiving, and eRecipes available on her website.

In this episode, Dawn Renee talks about:

  • Dawn’s caregiver journey
  • Caregiver guilt
  • The Daily 10
  • Becoming a caregiver for yourself
  • Ridding the body and life of toxins
  • Plant-based diets
  • Plant-based protein sources
  • Energy aids for healing
  • Energy of nature to bring balance to life
  • Biofield tuning
  • Integrating energetic tools for self care
  • Reconnecting to the power of love within ourselves
  • Taking 5 minutes to re-energize
  • I.C.A.R.E. journal
  • Inspiring the goddess within
  • Free website resources

Featured Guest

Dawn Renee


Dawn’s Website

Sep 21

127: Thais Gibson on The 4 Styles of Attachment and Changing Your Life for Good

Thais Gibson is an author, speaker, and co-creator of the Personal Development School. She is extremely passionate about personal growth, the subconscious mind, and connecting with others. With an MA and over 13 different certifications ranging from CBT to hypnosis, Thais strives to continuously learn and grow.

Thais is best known for her contributing work and research on Attachment Theory and the impact of attachment trauma on our adult romantic relationships. She overlaps attachment trauma challenges with personal core wounds, limiting beliefs and emotional patterns at the subconscious level to give us deeper insight into ourselves and our relationships. Her book, The Attachment Theory Guide, was written on this topic and her Youtube channel often focuses on educating people on how to subconsciously reprogram this area of their lives.

After overcoming her own challenges with addiction in her early years, Thais is profoundly determined to educate people on how they can reprogram painful or limiting programs in their own mind. She is focused on helping people retrain their brain to achieve relationship fulfillment, abundance and personal freedom in their lives.

In this episode, Thais Gibson talks about:

  • The Attachment Theory
  • Four styles of attachment
  • Most common style of attachment
  • Securely Attached
  • Attachment style and self confidence
  • 3 Insecure Attachment styles
  • Codependency
  • Making eye contact with children
  • Opposite attachment styles attracting each other
  • Hyper attunement and being an empath
  • People pleasing attachment style
  • Kate’s observation on her own attachment style and early imprints
  • Most important developmental years of life
  • Retraining the subconscious
  • Core wounds for insecure attachment styles
  • The mind and the “worse case scenario”
  • Learning a response to our needs
  • Express feelings and feel the feelings
  • Getting in tune with our needs and specific times
  • Pain vs. suffering
  • Reprogram stories we tell ourselves
  • Trauma and survival mode
  • Reenacting trauma in our own minds
  • How a trigger works in the subconscious mind
  • Starting steps to overcome trauma
  • Using feelings for feedback

Featured Guest

Thais Gibson


Thais’ Website

Sep 14

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Kate Jaramillo shares the story of how she found her passion for wellness, love for the ketogenic lifestyle, and drive to help others find their own path to whole-body health.


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Kate’s Website

Sep 07

126: Jessica Procini on How to Cope with Emotions and Use Food for Fuel

Jessica Procini is an Emotional Eating Healer and the founder of Escape From Emotional Eating®. She is on a mission to help others use food as fuel rather than a way to cope, soothe, or escape their busy, stressful life.

She consciously created and specifically designed Escape From Emotional Eating from over a decade of research and her own emotional eating journey because Overeaters Anonymous didn’t resonate and therapy wasn’t enough when it came to getting help to fully end her fight with food.

Now being 100% free from her compulsions with food, she helps others do the same through all her levels of support, such as her retreats, called The ESCAPE, her year-long transformational programs and through her various public talks, events, and workshops.

Jessica has been awarded the “Top Health Coach Award” by the Institute of Psychology of Eating three years in a row and has been featured on various media outlets such as CBS, Philadelphia Magazine and MindBodyGreen just to name a few. To learn more visit Escape From Emotional Eating.

In this episode, Jessica Procini talks about:

  • Jessica’s personal journey
  • Reaching for food to escape
  • Binging on healthy foods
  • Feeling insane around food
  • Investigating relationship with food
  • 4 roots of emotional eating
  • Numbing stimulation
  • Roots of emotional eating have nothing to do with food
  • Justifying a binge because the food is “healthy”
  • Building emotional fitness
  • Emotional bicep curls
  • Untangling your physical vs emotional hunger
  • Eating foods we love while honoring our bodies
  • The emotional eating cycle
  • Dismantling coping mechanisms
  • 1 tool to use now to heal emotional eating
  • Emotional literacy
  • Identify 5 major emotions
  • Feeling safe to feel your feelings
  • Toxic positivity
  • Health means to be whole
  • Understanding the wisdom of all of our emotions
  • Healing modalities connecting to food
  • Next steps to overcoming emotional eating

Featured Guest

Jessica Procini


Jessica’s Website

Aug 31

125: Cherie Burton on Why Strong Women Feel Lonely

Cherie Burton is a pioneering spiritual psychologist whose evolutionary STAND SPEAK SHINE method transforms women into authentically embodied and empowered feminine leaders. As a mother of six, author, international speaker, and host of the Women Seeking Wholeness podcast, she is passionately driven to guide women influencers to heal, express, and create, using the “new feminine leadership paradigm.” She earned her degrees in
psychology and sociology, and held group therapist positions in a psychiatric facility, a teen behavioral facility, and an addiction recovery center.

Cherie was crowned Mrs. Utah 2004 and has become a skilled mentor in speaking, beauty, and “queenly secrets,” coaching multiple females who won pageant titles. Ironically, Cherie’s close sister Shawna (a mother of five young children) took her own life during this same time. Cherie’s work as an emotional wellness expert expanded quickly, in her obsessive quest to break family patterns and crack the code on depression.

Cherie is an avid researcher and teacher of the Divine Feminine and has written and produced audios, training programs, and transformational retreats. With a keen focus on addressing the whole woman on multiple levels, she dove into Yoga Teacher Training and became a certified mind/body facilitator in the unique modality, Perfect Healing. Her unique expertise is in the science and spirituality of sensory integration.

In this episode, Cherie Burton talks about:

  • The Divine Feminine
  • Sourcing the feminine energy
  • Chakras
  • Multiple-braining
  • Digesting life experiences
  • Why strong women feel lonely
  • Our soul’s cry for stillness
  • Allowing yourself to fully feel
  • Queenly secrets
  • Putting self at the highest priority
  • Yoga and breathwork
  • New feminine leadership paradigm
  • Deep healing modalities
  • Healing is a journey
  • The two states of being
  • Multi-sensory healing
  • Keeping sensory kits in various places
  • Hydrating for healing
  • Yoga for healing
  • Finding and connecting with Cherie

Featured Guest

Cherie Burton


Cherie’s Website

Aug 24

124: Melainie Rogers on Overcoming the Diet Culture

Melainie Rogers MS, RDN, CDN is a Certified Eating Disorder Registered Dietitian (CEDRD) and Supervisor and is dedicated to supporting others in their quest to achieve long-term recovery. She is the Founder and Executive Director of BALANCE eating disorder treatment center™ and Melainie Rogers Nutrition, LLC in New York City.

Born, raised, and educated in Melbourne, Australia, Melainie earned her Masters in Clinical Nutrition at New York University. She developed her passion for treating clients with eating disorders while working at St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Columbia Obesity Research Center in New York City. Her understanding of the research behind obesity gave her a unique perspective on binge eating disorder and eating behaviors in general.

In 2002, Melainie developed the largest private group nutrition practice specializing in eating disorders in NYC before establishing BALANCE eating disorder treatment center™ in 2009.

A dynamic speaker, educator, and publisher, Melainie is the co-founder and first President of the International Association of Eating Disorders Professionals (IAEDP) New York Chapter and currently sits on the Advisory Board with Center for the Study of Anorexia and Bulimia (CSAB).

She recently launched and published Redefining Wellness: The Ultimate Diet-Free Guide, a free e-book that contains contributions from 150 eating disorder and mental health experts.

In this episode, Melainie Rogers talks about:

  • Core desires driving eating disorders
  • Identifying problems with food
  • How disorders hijack the brain
  • Binge eating disorder
  • Willpower is not the problem
  • Difference between disordered eating and an eating disorder
  • Physiological response to under-eating
  • Factors in calculating calorie targets
  • Danger in perfectionism
  • No exact science in determining exactly how much to eat
  • Optimal weight based on genetics
  • Personal hunger and satiety system
  • Goal to realize and reconnect with hunger and satiety cues
  • Distrusting our body
  • Types of foods and how they signal hunger and satiety
  • Diet evolution
  • Microbiome’s role in calorie and macro needs
  • Gut and mental health issues
  • Serotonin produced in the gut
  • Eating variety of foods and lots of fiber
  • The rise in mental health issues and eating disorders
  • Weight loss triggering illness
  • Step 1 –> stop restricting
  • Recovering after a binge day
  • Where to find Redefining Wellness free eBook

Featured Guest

Melainie Rogers


Balance Eating Disorder CenterWebsite
Redefining Wellness: The Ultimate Diet-Free Guide

Aug 17

123: Udo Erasmus on Fats That Heal, Fats That Kill

The legendary Udo Erasmus is the founder of Udo’s Choice – found in Whole Foods and other health food stores worldwide.

He invented the machinery for making oils, enzymes, probiotics, and more. Udo first pioneered Flaxseed Oil and the Healthy Fats industry.

Udo is an acclaimed author, speaker, and expert on TOTAL SEXY HEALTH. He has an 8 step process that takes into consideration all of the elements of whole health that includes our mental health, presence and awareness, our life energy, and being in harmony with nature and humanity.

He has given 5,000+ live presentations on nutrition and health, 3,000+ media interviews, 1,500 staff training, and traveled to 30+ countries with his message on oils, health, nature, and human nature. Udo has sold over 250,000 copies of his numerous books including Fats That Heal Fats That Kill originally published in 1993.

Udo had an extremely rough childhood growing up in a war zone and living without water and electricity. In 1980, Udo got pesticide poisoning and his doctors did not know what to do to help him. Udo decided to take his health into his own hands and through deep research, he made discoveries that changed the trajectory of his life and purpose.

Today, Udo is a teacher at Tony Robbins events (on oils) and Deepak Chopra’s (on peace). He has keynoted an international Brain Health conference and lectured at conferences on five continents.

Udo has an extensive education in Biochemistry, Genetics and Biology, and Nutrition as well as a Masters Degree in Counseling Psychology. His latest focus is on sustainable energy and water management, as well as healthcare based in nature and human nature, and the thirst of the heart resulting in total health.

In this episode, Udo Erasmus talks about:

  • Udo’s pesticide poisoning
  • Healthy oils
  • Fats that heal and fats that kill
  • Omega 3 and 6
  • Essential fatty acids
  • Rebuilding the body
  • Energy sources
  • How we store and burn fat
  • Carb depletion for marathoners
  • The pitfall of the keto diet
  • Optimizing essential fatty acids
  • Fats and appetite suppression
  • How to use oils for optimal health
  • Dangers of frying foods
  • Optimal amount of oil to use daily
  • Athletic studies on oil optimization
  • Positive mental, physical, and emotional effects of oil balancing
  • Peace in awareness
  • Finding love and peace
  • The return to wholeness
  • Physical presence of heartache
  • How to find stillness and self awareness
  • Importance of sitting in heartache
  • Making consciousness easy
  • Internal and external awareness
  • Self care
  • Upset coming from the outside
  • Teaching our children to return home to themselves
  • How to start developing a deeper state of self-presence now
  • What happens in a state of disconnect
  • Books and freebies

Featured Guest

Udo Erasmus


Udo’s Choice
Udo’s Website

Aug 10

122: Barb Garrison on From Self-Doubt and Burned Out to Relief and Freedom

Barb Garrison is a Career & Money Breakthrough Coach and “Job-You-Love” expert at Internal Groove, the company she founded 14 years ago.

She helps burned out, success-driven professionals who are just going through the motions, design a career based on their TRUTH, that makes them leap out of bed, even on Monday mornings. The creator of The Job I Love Revolution, Barb supports corporate executives and entrepreneurs to move from self-doubt and burned out to relief and freedom.

After 18 years in marketing and surviving corporate burnout herself, Barb combines her experience as a mentor, marketer, corporate director, consultant, and two-time entrepreneur with her passion for self-discovery. She has degrees in Psychology and Mass Communications, plus 3 professional coaching certifications.

Informed by your natural gifts and highest truth, Barb is an expert at designing creative career solutions you might not see on your own. She can be found working one-on-one with clients around the country, in private retreats with those who fly in to work with her, plus teaching from the stage at workshops and leading mastermind groups.

After relocating from a fast-paced life in Los Angeles, Barb fulfilled her grand plan and lives with her husband at the foot of the Rocky Mountains in Boulder, CO.

In this episode, Barb Garrison talks about:

  • Missing links to wellness
  • Self-management
  • Releasing guilt and shame
  • Mantra to release mom guilt
  • Giving from a full cup
  • Getting alone time daily
  • The Complete Yes tool
  • How to say no
  • “No” is a complete sentence
  • Recognizing everyone is on their own journey
  • Valuing ourselves
  • Telling ourselves the truth about time
  • Making asking for help something negative
  • Making a request for help
  • Nonviolent communication
  • Setting good boundaries
  • 80% more no’s
  • The Yes Diet
  • Making internal choices
  • Guilt is a self-inflicted emotion
  • Kindles towards ourselves
  • Mirror work
  • 5 things we’re proud of
  • Growth through focusing on needs
  • Make a decision without justifying
  • Setting standards of what works and what does not work
  • There is only one you

Featured Guest

Barb Garrison


Monday Morning Leap
Barb’s Website

Aug 03

121: Jennifer Albright on Know Your Farmer, Know Your Food

Jennifer Albright is a stay-at-home mom of 3. A former operations manager in the investment industry, she left corporate America 3 years ago to be at home with her kids and tend to the animals on her farm.

She raises grass-fed beef and free-range chickens. When she’s not wrangling kids or cows, she’s a Public Director for the Lebanon County Conservation District, Board member for the PA Grazing Lands Coalition, host of the podcast The Graziers Grapevine, and if we ever get to have a primary election will be running for office to be a Lebanon County Republican Committee member.

In this episode, Jennifer Albright talks about:

  • Life on a farm
  • Choosing to raise grass-fed beef
  • Difference between how grass and grain-fed beef are raised
  • Grass-finished
  • Beef marketing
  • Why grass-fed beef is more expensive
  • Land first farming
  • Why cows are given antibiotics
  • What causes the difference in color and taste in grass-fed beef
  • How cows are sold for consumption
  • Raising free-range chicken
  • The difference between farm and store-bought eggs
  • Lifespan of chickens
  • Misconceptions of farm lingo
  • Know your farmer, know your food
  • Best ways to support local farms and farmers

Featured Guest

Jennifer Albright


Goldfinch Meadows Farm
The Graziers Grapevine Podcast

Jul 27

120: Carole Fehrman on A Natural Mama’s Guide to Toxin-Free Living

Carole Fehrman is the creator and founder of an online toxin-free living community, Natural Mama Collective. She’s a wife to her high school sweetheart (Dr. Cody), and a momma to two sweet kiddos (Ryker-4) and (Rhen-18months). They live in Northern, VA with two sweet pups!

Carole’s own toxin-free journey has evolved into what is Natural Mama Collective. While pregnant with her son, she began to dive into the world of toxin-free living. First by choosing home birth with a midwife over traditional obstetric care, and then progressing to research the lotions. washes, bottles, and diapers she would be choosing to put on her registry.

As her research continued, she started to learn about things like fragrance, parabens, and phthalates. She learned about the infamous greenwashing of products and how the industries can put “natural” on a label when there isn’t anything “natural” about it.

The more she learned, the more disgusted she became. Body burden is already so great for women, and now our children face the same fate.

Carole has made it her mission to be the change. Her life’s work is to help women reduce their toxic load and choose better products for their families/selves. She offers ingredient education. safe swaps, a solution to toxic beauty, and a safe space for women to gather no matter where they may be in their own toxin free journey. It’s become a catalyst of change for future generations.

Carole is grateful for all she has learned, the lives she’s influenced, and will continue to share the truth of true toxin-free living for years to come.

In this episode, Carole Fehrman talks about:

  • Carol’s toxin-free journey
  • Changing her life through food
  • Organic Paleo diet
  • Introducing whole food nutrition to children
  • Carol’s gut issues
  • Synthetic fragrance chemicals
  • The “new second-hand smoke”
  • Parabens in body products
  • EWG (Environmental Working Group)
  • Other names for parabens
  • Phthalates in body products, toothpaste
  • Natural perfume lines
  • Essential oils
  • Regulations in beauty industry
  • Greenwashing
  • What it actually means to be labeled “natural”
  • Body burden
  • Toxic load being passed in utero
  • Toxin Black List
  • DIY cleaners
  • Dirty Dozen and Clean 15
  • How to clean non-organic produce
  • Step 1 to eliminate toxins
  • Natural Mama Collective
  • Know better, do better

Featured Guest

Carole Fehrman



Jul 20

119: Stan Esecson on Change Your Socks, Change Your Life

Stan Esecson is an entrepreneur and idea guy. For the past 40 years, he’s been living the dream with multiple innovative projects.

VoxxLife combines the best of modern technology with decades of research in neuromuscular science to help you achieve your wellness goals, drug-free, and without invasive treatments.

Wellness belongs to everyone.

In this episode, Stan Esecson talks about:

  • Stan’s story
  • How socks became a passion project
  • Importance of balance for the elderly
  • Neuroreceptors in feet
  • Proprioception
  • Neuroscience behind balance and movement
  • Brodmann areas of the brain
  • Change in brain activity with socks and insoles
  • Helping with autism, ADD, ADHD, PTST
  • VoxxLife Founder Jay Dhaliwal
  • Trigeminal nerve
  • Enhancing sports performance
  • Balancing during pregnancy
  • Calming effects
  • Sleeping better to prevent nighttime falls
  • Balancing in heels
  • How a pattern connects to nerve endings
  • Why the pattern resembles a fingerprint
  • How to use patterned product

Featured Guest

Stan Esecson


See Our Socks in Action
Worried about Mom or Dad Falling?

Jul 13

118: Dr. Lanae Mullane on Nutrition Meets Convenience

Dr. Lanae Mullane is a licensed naturopathic doctor, the Director of Nutrition for Vejo, and the Medical Director for Vejo+.

A graduate of Bastyr University’s Naturopathic Medicine Program and a member of both the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians and the California Naturopathic Doctors Association, she completed a residency focused in rheumatology in Lansing, Michigan.

She utilizes biochemistry, genetics, behavioral change, medical history and member-specific goals to create a truly personalized program for each member.

A strong proponent of education and self-advocacy, Dr. Mullane, ND believes in providing easy-to-follow and meaningful treatment plans to encourage Members to feel empowered in their healthcare.

In this episode, Dr. Lanae Mullane talks about:

  • Vejo
  • Nutrition’s role in stress management
  • Changing form of food changes nutritional value
  • How to prepare and store food to get the biggest benefit
  • Soil’s importance of maintaining micronutrients
  • How crops and soil have changed throughout the years
  • Foods to boost mood and manage stress
  • Individuality of nutrition
  • Balance blood sugar to stabilize mood
  • Restorative sleep
  • Hormone balancing
  • Movement for immune health
  • 7 minute workouts
  • Is red wine really heart healthy
  • Alcohol and personal goals
  • Stress relieving techniques
  • Biofeedback
  • Correct and incorrect breathing techniques
  • Prioritizing social connection
  • Disconnecting from technology
  • Vitamin D
  • Physiological stresses
  • Stress is a good thing when we need it
  • Ideal range for hours of sleep
  • Best practices to create a sleep routine
  • Herbs that can prepare the body for sleep
  • Progressive muscle relaxation
  • The body loves routine
  • Bed is for intimacy and sleep
  • Caffeine timing and intake
  • Nutrients to wake up and focus
  • Stress techniques for moms

Featured Guest

Dr. Lanae Mullane



Jul 06

117: Ali Damron on Making Self-Care a Priority

For the last nine years, Ali Damron has run her own successful private practice as an acupuncturist. Over the last three years, she’s taken her message to the online platform to be able to reach more people by the day.

In her private acupuncture practice, Ali specializes in women’s health. The focus is on issues like painful periods, fertility, hormonal balancing, weight loss, pregnancy, and postpartum, and menopausal symptoms.

In this episode, Ali Damron talks about:

  • Mental health and hormones
  • Fighting for time for yourself
  • Setting boundaries around consumption
  • Struggling with taking a break
  • Learning to say “no”
  • The “pressure valve”
  • Intentional tears
  • Value of alone time
  • Guilt is a choice
  • Importance of creating community
  • Overcoming mom guilt
  • Removing emotional triggers
  • Asking for help without “complaining”
  • Creating a supportive conversation
  • Crying and breakdowns as a good thing
  • Things to do when frustration hits
  • Finding lessons in hard things
  • Developing a self care routine
  • Feeling good vs. feeling numb
  • Alcohol and when it could be good
  • Taking days off
  • Self check-ins
  • “Untamed” book
  • Step 1 to getting back to joy
  • Taking the action of asking
  • Confidence and worthiness
  • Types of self care

Featured Guest

Ali Damron


Ali’s Website
The Ali Damron Show

Jun 29

116: Sarah Clark on Fabulously Fertile

When Sarah Clark was 28 years old, she received a diagnosis of premature ovarian failure (loss of function of the ovaries before age 40).

At the time she had chronic yeast infections, acne on her previously clear skin, dandruff, and a weird fungal rash on her chest. She didn’t realize until years later that these health conditions were connected to her fertility. She accepted the diagnosis and was fortunate to have both her children with donor eggs.

After her children were born her health began to suffer. She experienced chronic bladder infections, chronic sinus infections, chronic yeast infections worsened, toenail infections, vertigo, seasonal allergies, allergies to multiple antibiotics, and eczema.

Years later she realized the root cause of her infertility was a food intolerance and later a gut infection. She did not discover this link until she was fully in menopause. Her message is one of HOPE. If you are still cycling naturally there are steps we can take with the tools of functional medicine.

Sarah is a certified life coach with accreditation from the International Coaches Federation and a health coach with training from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition.

She is the author of Fabulously Fertile – Supercharge your Fertility Naturally, Fabulously Fertile Cookbook, and Fertility Preparation Program. She is super proud of her Signature Fertility Coaching Program, which includes functional lab testing, supports couples to make diet and lifestyle changes that dramatically improve the chances of a healthy pregnancy and baby!

On her Get Pregnant Naturally Podcast she shares that with a functional health coaching approach and natural fertility solutions we can eventually reverse infertility. Check it out on iTunes, Stitcher, and Google Play.

In this episode, Sarah Clark talks about:

  • Infertility statistics
  • Sarah’s infertility journey
  • POF – Premature Ovarian Failure
  • PMS and pregnancy symptoms
  • Fertility treatment success rates
  • Over-recommending IVF
  • Unknown food sensitivities and toxic exposure
  • Stress and infertility
  • Functional medicine
  • Looking at all aspects of the body
  • Coaching couples together
  • Elimination diet
  • Food sensitivity testing
  • Zoomer panel
  • Delayed food sensitivities
  • Importance of honing in on diet
  • Infertility as a sign that the body is trying to protect itself
  • Gut health passed down for generations
  • Both male and female partners preparing for baby
  • DUTCH test for hormone levels
  • Low melatonin levels and gut infection
  • Stool testing for gut health
  • Stressors that impact fertility
  • Hair tissue mineral analysis health
  • How birth control affects fertility
  • Crazy side effects of birth control
  • Fertility Friday podcast
  • Fertility monitors
  • Addressing autoimmune disease before fertility
  • AIP diet success in recovering from autoimmune
  • Finding and following Sarah
  • Addressing mindset for fertility success
  • Doing things to prioritize joy
  • Mindfully washing your hands
  • Educating those around you how to handle your own feelings of infertility

Featured Guest

Sarah Clark


Sarah’s Website
Free 3-Day Fertility Diet Challenge
Get Pregnant Naturally Podcast

Jun 22

115: Cynthia Cummins on Our Own Sacred Spaces

Cynthia Cummins sells houses in San Francisco. It’s arguably the most daunting real estate market in the country, where winning a 900 sq. ft. two-bedroom condo means coughing up $1.2 million in cash and doing battle with five other buyers for that dubious honor.

It’s a pressure cooker where commerce and human emotions collide, and in her 30 years spent swimming in that soup, she has gained a lot of wisdom about the psychology of seeking shelter.

Buying or selling property is a focus for the manifestation of every desire, neurosis, dream, or value a human being can possess. And real estate is, first and foremost, about home and its deepest meaning. It’s not merely a transaction. It’s a transition. And – if you’re lucky – it offers a chance for transformation and healing.

Her popular blog Real Estate Therapy explores the rich and complex narrative behind every home sale and reveals the ideas and guidelines that can make the experience a rewarding, life-affirming journey.

In this episode, Cynthia Cummins talks about:

  • Cynthia’s journey to mindfulness
  • Home as a sanctuary
  • Using space intentionally
  • Overwhelm leading to neurosis
  • The house as a symbol for the mind
  • “Operating Instructions” book
  • Creating a calm space
  • Importance of physical touch
  • Hugging yourself when you’re alone
  • Kondo Method and Feng Shui for spiritual wellness in home
  • Balancing being over-organized
  • Kids in the kitchen
  • Spiritual practice in the kitchen
  • Focusing on tasks without distraction and with intention
  • Creating family rituals
  • Importance of each person in the home having a calm, quiet space
  • Distancing from electronics
  • The space within ourselves
  • Finding and connecting with Cynthia

Featured Guest

Cynthia Cummins


Cynthia’s Website

Jun 15

114: Robby Barbaro on Mastering Diabetes

Robby Barbaro, MPH, and Cyrus Khambatta, PhD, are the team behind, an online coaching platform for people living with all forms of diabetes, that focuses on low-fat, plant-based, whole-food nutrition.

Robby Barbaro has a Master’s Degree in Public Health, and spent six years helping build the revolutionary Forks Over Knives empire. He was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in 2000.

Khambatta and Barbaro have been featured in media outlets such as NPR, CNBC, Healthline, VICE, Fast Company, WIRED, KQED, and Plant Based News. They have spoken at major medical conferences including the International Plant-Based Nutrition Healthcare Conference (PBNHC), the American College of Lifestyle Medicine (ACLM) Conference, Plant-Stock, and VegFest LA.

In this episode, Robby Barbaro talks about:

  • Robby’s Type-1 Diabetes diagnosis
  • Defining Type-1 Diabetes
  • Symptoms of T1D
  • Learning new lifestyle symptoms
  • Monitoring and testing life
  • High fruit intake and lower need for insulin
  • Cause of insulin resistance
  • Eliminating insulin resistance
  • 5 types of good carbs: fruits, starchy vegetables, bean, lentils, whole grains
  • What happens when combining high carb and high fat
  • Food timing and insulin injections
  • Consistency of diabetes regulation
  • Typical day of eating for Robby
  • Nutrition as key for diabetes management
  • One simple change to make right now
  • Organic and seasonal foods

Featured Guest

Robby Barbaro


Mastering Diabetes
Mastering Diabetes Podcast

Jun 08

113: Matt Maruca on Sunlight for Optimal Health

Matt Maruca is a researcher, entrepreneur, and educator in the fields of photobiology, mitochondria, and optimal human health.

He is the Founder of Ra Optics (pronounced “Rah”), a company that teaches people about the risks of the indoor, sun-deficient, tech-based lifestyle, and creates the most effective blue light
protection lenses to mitigate its risks to help people to sleep better, think more clearly, and have the energy to succeed in everything they do.

Matt’s passion for “enlightening” others came out of his own experience with health issues at a young age. These struggles forced him to test many allopathic drugs, “alternative” treatments, and healing diets, ultimately coming to find that the science of mitochondrial medicine has clearly proven that the cause of all chronic disease is a dysfunction of the mitochondria, the cellular engines that keep us alive.

The first cause of this dysfunction is an indoor lifestyle deficient in full-spectrum sunlight, which is essential for complete metabolism, and chronic exposure to artificial lighting and tech devices that disrupt biological hormonal and sleep cycles, leading to inflammation and disease.
He is currently focused on research in the field of photobiology, the scientific study of the effects of lighting on living organisms, and on continuing to develop the world’s most effective blue light protection lenses.

In this episode, Matt Maruca talks about:

  • Matt’s health journey
  • Methods to enhance mitochondrial function
  • Outdoor lifestyle curing his issues
  • Light as the main controller of hormones
  • Sensitivity to blue light
  • Light regulating metabolism
  • Blue light and cortisol
  • Infrared essential for mitochondrial function
  • Sunlight and skin cancer
  • Sun as the base of the food chain
  • Why we’re always breathing
  • How our bodies make water
  • Efficacy of exogenous vitamin D
  • The Light Diet
  • Epigenetics
  • The foreign bacteria that makes up our bodies
  • Main controller of mitochondrial function
  • The amount of sunlight we need daily
  • Eye is the most important surface for light
  • Most important time of day for sunlight exposure
  • Importance of watching the sunrise and set
  • Sungazing
  • Going to sleep with the sun
  • How blue light blocking glasses work
  • Getting light exposure when it’s cloudy
  • Campfires and infrared saunas
  • Benefits of cold exposure
  • Reducing Seasonal Affective Disorder
  • Looking directly at the sun
  • Blocking blue light in the evening
  • 8 steps of the Light Diet
  • Cultivating the inner light

Featured Guest

Matt Maruca


Ra Optics

Jun 01

112: Kathleen Trotter on Finding Your Fit

Kathleen Trotter is a fitness expert, media personality, personal trainer, writer, life coach, and overall health enthusiast. She is the author of Finding Your Fit: A Compassionate Trainer’s Guide to Making Fitness a Lifelong Habit and Your Fittest Future Self: Making Choices Today for a Happier, Healthier, Fitter Future You.

Kathleen holds an M.Sc. in Exercise Science from the University of Toronto and a nutrition diploma from the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition, and she is a C.H.E.K. Level 3 trainer, a Level 2 Fascial Stretch Therapist, and a certified Pilates Equipment Specialist. Kathleen is currently working through certification to become a life coach.

In this episode, Kathleen Trotter talks about:

  • Thriving in our own lane
  • Finding your consistency
  • Kathleen’s story
  • Self-sabotage
  • There’s always a solution
  • Movement as a non-negotiable
  • Tweak fitness as you go
  • Just start
  • Putting “yet” after every sentence
  • Strengthen through injuries
  • Motivation is an emotion
  • Brain’s present bias
  • Self-talk that works for you
  • Take control of the moment
  • Snowballing self-sabotage
  • Compassionate curiosity
  • Difference between guilt and shame
  • Parenting ourselves
  • Approaching everything with a growth mindset
  • Multidimensional benefits of exercise
  • Building character through habit
  • Creating systems for consistent movement
  • Getting a FREE copy of Kathleen’s book

Featured Guest

Kathleen Trotter


Kathleen’s Website

May 25

111: Dr. Kabran Chapek on How to Protect Your Brain

Dr. Kabran Chapek is a staff physician at the Amen Clinics and the author of CONCUSSION RESCUE: A Comprehensive Program to Heal Traumatic Brain Injury (Kensington Publishing / January 2020).

A graduate of Bastyr University, he is an expert in the use of functional and integrative treatments, and has additional training in the assessment and utilization of hormones to treat traumatic brain injuries in combination with SPECT imaging and the Amen Method.

His areas of focus include the assessment and treatment of Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBIs), Alzheimer’s and dementia, PTSD, and anxiety disorders. Dr. Chapek is the founding president of the Psychiatric Association of Naturopathic Physicians, an affiliate group of the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians.

In his groundbreaking book, CONCUSSION RESCUE, Dr. Kabran Chapek presents the programs and protocols he uses at the Amen Clinics to put patients on a pathway to healing from traumatic brain injury.

He provides clear and concise instructions on recognizing the symptoms of mild to severe TBI, as well as healing strategies from the cutting edge of brain science – immediate and comprehensive evaluations, assessing hormone imbalances, correcting structural integrity, brain training, sleep, exercise, and more. Readers not only receive the tools to address a recent brain injury, but are shown how to assess if a long-ago brain injury could be troubling them today.

In this episode, Dr. Kabran Chapek talks about brain health and healing from traumatic brain injury:

  • Traumatic brain injury (TBI) as a silent epidemic
  • TBI and mental illness
  • Brain injury and aggression
  • Football players and concussions
  • Vulnerability of brains
  • Brain reserve
  • Zachary Lystedt Law
  • Cumulative brain injuries
  • Putting your brain in a protective state
  • Vitamin D for brain health
  • Low sugar/keto diet to protect brain
  • Supplements for brain health
  • Sleep for brain health
  • Fitness being the best for BDNF
  • Interval training
  • Testing for traumatic brain injury
  • Delayed symptoms of brain injury
  • SPELT blood flow scans
  • Symptoms of brain injury
  • Acquired ADD
  • Determining if issues are due to past brain injury
  • Hormone deficiencies and brain injury
  • Healing the brain
  • First Aid for your brain
  • Glutathione supplement
  • Window of time to react after possible brain injury
  • “Brain Rice”
  • Starting ketogenic diet immediately after brain injury
  • First Aid kit for brain health
  • Protecting our children’s brains from injury
  • What sugar does to the brain

Featured Guest

Dr. Kabran Chapek


Book: Concussion Rescue
Amen Clinics Website
Amen Clinics on Facebook
Amen Clinics on Twitter

May 18

110: Jeff Chilton on Fabulous Fungi

Jeff Chilton, raised in Pacific Northwest, studied ethno-mycology at the University of Washington in the late sixties and started working on a commercial mushroom farm in Olympia, Washington in 1973.

During the next 10 years, he became the production manager, responsible for the cultivation of over 2 million pounds of Agaricus mushrooms per year and was also involved in the research and development of shiitake, oyster and enoki mushrooms which resulted in the earliest US fresh shiitake sales in 1978.

In the late seventies, he was a founder of Mycomedia, which held four mushroom conferences in the Pacific Northwest. These educational conferences brought together educators and experts in mushroom identification, ethnomycology, and mushroom cultivation.

During this period, Jeff co-authored the highly acclaimed book, The Mushroom Cultivator, which was published in 1983.

In the 1980’s he operated a mushroom spawn business and in 1989 he started Nammex, a business that introduced medicinal mushrooms to the US nutritional supplement industry. He traveled extensively in China during the 1990s, attending conferences and visiting research facilities and mushroom farms. In 1997 he organized the first organic mushroom production seminar in China.

Jeff’s company, Nammex was the first to offer a complete line of Certified Organic mushroom extracts to the US nutritional supplement industry. Nammex extracts are used by many supplement companies and are noted for their high quality based on scientific analysis of the active compounds.

In this episode, Jeff Chilton talks about:

  • Nutritional benefits of mushrooms
  • Fungi kingdom
  • How mushrooms grow
  • Natural cycle of decomposition
  • Formation of medicinal mushrooms
  • Mushroom hunting
  • Caloric value of mushrooms
  • Type of carbohydrates in mushrooms
  • Feeding the microbiome
  • Mushrooms for immune support
  • Species of medicinal mushrooms
  • Connection to Chinese medicine
  • Medicinal vs edible mushrooms
  • Buying medicinal mushrooms at the grocery store
  • Mushroom cooking tips
  • Amino acid profile of mushrooms
  • Importance of buying organic mushrooms
  • Mushroom supplements
  • How mushroom supplements work in the body
  • What to look out for in mushroom supplements
  • Hidden starches in mushroom supplements
  • Tasting for authenticity
  • Choosing a quality mushroom supplement
  • Polysaccharides
  • Iodine starch test
  • Lion’s Mane mushroom
  • Caterpillar Fungus
  • The Mushroom of Immortality
  • Adding mushrooms to your diet

Featured Guest

Jeff Chilton


Real Mushrooms

May 11

109: Camy Kennedy on Loving Yourself to Success

Camy Kennedy is a Mindset & Life Coach who teaches perfectionists how to love themselves. With a degree in Molecular Cell Biology, and a history of trying to be perfect, Camy teaches people how self-love is the key to real success.

She’s been published in Oxygen magazine, featured on ABC11 and given women’s empowerment talks in Africa & Costa Rica, yet she shares that no achievement can make you truly love yourself. That’s up to us to do the inner work.

In this episode, Camy Kennedy talks about:

  • Practicing your potential
  • Camy’s personal story
  • Helping women overcome body issues
  • How lifestyle impacts fitness
  • Relationships as mirrors
  • Breakthroughs and breakdowns
  • Publicly sharing your struggle
  • Developing the need for perfectionism
  • Schooling and the perfectionism mindset
  • Defining what you want for yourself
  • 3 things for perfectionists
  • Creating a 10-year vision
  • Defining your values
  • 6 core values
  • Rewarding and celebrating yourself
  • Defining your potential self
  • Act “as if”
  • Mentally managing goal-setting
  • Feelings vs. achievement
  • Vision boards
  • Cultivating feelings based on what you have
  • Vibrational scale of emotions
  • Neutrality, acceptance, courage
  • Anxiety about the future; shame about the past
  • Concept of anchoring
  • InsightTimer app
  • Personalized affirmation creation
  • Self-love, worthiness, and money
  • Self-acceptance
  • Daily forgiveness practice
  • Getting “ridiculous”
  • Celebrating constantly
  • Hawaiian prayer for forgiveness
  • Creating the energy to attract what we want
  • Science of cortisol
  • Self-care routines
  • Book: The Power by Rhonda Byrne
  • Getting 1% better each day
  • Resetting your energy in 5 minutes

Featured Guest

Camy Kennedy


Camy’s Website
Book a call with Camy
Camy Kennedy Show Podcast

May 04

108: Dr. Anna Cabeca on Going Keto-Green to Overcome Mid-Life Weight Gain

Dr. Anna Cabeca has worked with thousands of women one-on-one to help them understand and improve their health and manage their hormones. She’s committed to supporting women so that they can thrive physically, emotionally, sexually, and even spiritually as they go through the natural and inevitable life shift of menopause.

Together, Dr. Cabeca and her clients tackle a host of symptoms: fatigue, depression, weight gain, loss of libido, vaginal dryness, hair loss, and more. She shines a light on this time of change, sharing truths, and finding solutions to restore vitality and joy.
Dr. Cabeca is proud to have published two best-selling books: The Hormone Fix, a groundbreaking holistic lifestyle program for menopausal woman and Keto-Green 16, a comprehensive nutritional plan to staying healthy and slim, at any age.
She has also spent years developing and perfecting a complete suite of life-changing products and programs. Everything Dr. Cabeca develops is part of her daily routine, and based on her exhaustive research and never-ending quest to find solutions that help women reclaim their vibrancy, sexuality, health, and happiness.

In this episode, Dr. Anna Cabeca talks about:

  • Keto-Green 16 book
  • Easy recipes with easy ingredients
  • Inspiration behind Keto-Green 16
  • Honing in on mid-life weight gain
  • Including men’s health
  • The keto green approach
  • Alkalinization for immunity and better health
  • Insidious weight gain
  • Urine PH testing as a vital sign of health
  • Goal of metabolic flexibility
  • Importance of feast days
  • International foods and their healing properties
  • Preventing binging
  • Moving from acidic to alkaline keto lifestyle
  • Why 93% of diets fail
  • Dr. Cabeca’s macro calculator
  • Significance of number 16
  • Clinical trials of Keto-Green 16 program
  • Weight loss results
  • Lowering blood pressure
  • Rapid results in 16 days
  • Becoming insulin resistant as we age
  • Buying Keto-Green 16
  • 7 book bonuses
  • Macha to support adrenals
  • Support adrenals to create resilience
  • The need for self-care

Featured Guest

Dr. Anna Cabeca


Dr. Anna’s Website

Apr 27

107: Talia Pollock on The Lighter Side of Plant-Based Eating

Talia Pollock – aka the Amy Schumer of healthy eating – is a plant-based chef, health and empowerment coach, and host of the podcast Party In My Plants.

Her upcoming cookbook, Party In Your Plants, breathes new life into the way-too-serious world of plant-based eating.

In this episode, Talia Pollock talks about:

  • How plants saved Talia’s life
  • Life sentence IBS diagnosis
  • Healing with a vegan diet
  • Social isolation from healthy dieting
  • Inner change to owning your health
  • What a plant-based diet actually is
  • Whole foods as much as possible
  • What Talia eats in a day
  • Apple cider vinegar
  • Loving leftovers
  • Cooking as an act of self-care
  • Plant-based comfort foods
  • Upgrading ingredients you already have
  • Food porn
  • Adapting recipes for keto
  • Cooking for meat eaters
  • Thoughts on soy
  • Choosing tempeh
  • Favorite proteins
  • Plant-based pastas
  • Favorite recipes from “Party In Your Plants” book
  • Mental associations with food and how it makes you feel
  • How to add more plants into your current life
  • Tracking macros, counting calories

Featured Guest

Talia Pollock


Talia’s Website
The Party In My Plants Podcast
Book: Party In Your Plants

Apr 20

106: Jessee Naylor on Mastering Your Metabolism

Jessee Naylor is the Lead Coach at MetPro, a concierge coaching company that analyzes your metabolism and provides an individualized approach to obtaining your health goals.

Through MetPro’s tactful and personalized approach to health, Jessee and their highly-respected coaches have the ability to strategically redirect each of their clients toward achieving their greatest results.

With a high-profile client list that includes professional athletes and business leaders, it’s no wonder that MetPro has become one of the most celebrated and desired concierge health coaching services in the world.

In this episode, Jessee Naylor talks about:

  • Metabolic Profiling process
  • When your diet suddenly stops working
  • Goals for metabolic profiling
  • Specific metabolic needs
  • Considering your past nutrition
  • Figuring out your metabolic rate
  • Metabolic rate rollercoaster
  • Maximizing metabolic rate
  • Metabolic lifestyle
  • Finding your lever
  • How your body responds to different foods
  • Easing into the transition
  • Learning from the source of your body
  • Making potatoes healthy
  • Resistance starch
  • Sugar addiction
  • Importance of eating organic
  • Environmental toxicity
  • Managing meal planning for a family with different needs
  • Understanding the purpose of the scale
  • Working with women’s ever-changing hormones
  • Breaking down the side effects of menopause
  • Health metrics to measure
  • Number of times per day you think about food
  • Avoiding sugar and using portion control

Featured Guest

Jessee Naylor



Apr 13

105: Jeff Brown on Maximizing Longevity and Healthspan

Jeff Brown is a veteran of the United States Navy and the health, wellness and personal coaching industries. Most importantly, he is a father of five and grandfather of four.

Jeff has learned the importance of not only taking care of one’s self, but showing others how to achieve their goals and live a life of gratitude. Jeff and his wife Melissa wake up each day with a growing passion to teach, mentor and coach all those around them that they can change their life by making new decisions that create the outcomes they truly deserve.

In this episode, Jeff Brown talks about:

  • From military to health and wellness
  • Disease care
  • Functional medicine
  • American College of Lifestyle Medicine
  • Blue Zones
  • Blue Zone certification paths
  • Blue Zone commonalities
  • Socialization
  • Benefits of wine
  • Lean protein sources
  • Habit of motion
  • Movement for lymphatic detox
  • Best types of wine
  • Geographic locations of blue zones
  • Proximity of an ocean
  • Becoming a Blue Zone Certified City
  • Simple health challenges
  • 66 days for a habit change
  • Gratitude for a healthy mindset
  • 26-element life book
  • 6 macro habits of health
  • Healthy surroundings
  • Twilight hour
  • Limiting blue light
  • A day in Jeff’s routine
  • Heat and cold health benefits
  • Moving every 30 minutes
  • How we fall asleep
  • Habits to start changing now
  • Becoming a student of nutrition
  • Starting the day with 8 ounces of water
  • Hydrating for hunger

Featured Guest

Jeff Brown


Jeff’s Website

Apr 06

104: Kevin Kearns on How To Train Like an Ultimate MMA Fighter

Coach Kevin Kearns has been working in the fitness field for 28 years. He is best known for creating the Burn With Kearns system for MMA conditioning. This system he uses to work with 15 UFC fighters and adapted to other sports and the general population. Why? Because fighters are fit.

He has been traveling the globe certifying people in his system. To reach more people he recently launches his certification system online. Kevin also launched his online training program,, a digital platform dedicated to the 40+ user.

Outside of his fitness programs and certifications, Kevin is the author of “Always Picked Last: Conquering the Bullies – A Guide to Finding Your Way in Life”. He has been a featured guest on several news outlets, as well as elementary schools to help put an end to bullying.

In this episode, Kevin Kearns talks about:

  • Coach Kevin’s story
  • Being bullied
  • Gaining strength and confidence through fitness
  • Achieving a physical transformation through a college major
  • Hobby –> Lifestyle –> Career/Business
  • The Fitness Connection
  • Pitfalls of gym ownership
  • Burn with Kearns
  • Riding the UFC wave
  • Becoming a UFC Fighter Coach
  • Building the core up first
  • Burning calories and boosting self-confidence
  • Gas in a Tank protocol
  • Train like an Ultimate MMA Fighter
  • Fun in hitting stuff
  • In-school programs for kids
  • Why hitting something is good
  • Get Fit Without Getting Hit
  • Consistency and commitment = results in 8 weeks
  • Fitness for 40+ community
  • Exercise equipment

Featured Guest

Kevin Kearns


Burn with Kearns
Burn with Kearns Online
Beach Bod Transformation
Kevin’s Book

Mar 30

103: Stephanie Raffelock on Embracing the Positives of Aging

Stephanie Raffelock is an advocate for the positive potential of aging. She proves that women aren’t finished living their best lives at 50, 60 and beyond, but instead, hold to the promise to become the wise elders of our culture.

Stephanie celebrates age and shows how it’s a privilege to grow old — how every single day is a gift. “Peter Pan’s mantra was that he was never going to grow up. My mantra is that we never stop growing.”

Stephanie is the host of the Coffee Table Wisdom podcast, promoting healthy aging in body, mind, and spirit. As an author and blogger, she writes about universal, life-transforming forces – grief, gratitude, loss, and love.

Stephanie’s book A Delightful Little Book on Aging is set for release on April 28, 2020, through She Writes Press. A graduate of Naropa University in Writing and Poetics, Stephanie has penned articles for numerous publications, including The Aspen Times, The Rogue Valley Messenger, Nexus Magazine, Omaha Lifestyles,, and

In this episode, Stephanie Raffelock talks about:

  • Stephanie’s story
  • Privilege of aging
  • New aspects of aging
  • Fear of aging
  • Advertising’s influence on aging
  • Releasing “older”
  • Challenges of aging
  • Undercurrent of healthy aging
  • Diet for alkalinity and inflammation
  • Moving body daily
  • Attitude and thoughts contributing to aging
  • Helping our parents age gracefully
  • Pain as motivation
  • Stephanie’s daily routine
  • Starting with “thank you”
  • Dogs as great human trainers
  • Workouts
  • Having an “encore career”
  • The importance of purpose
  • The Positive Aging Movement
  • Owning your age
  • Hollywood embracing aging
  • Adaptability
  • Cooking as an art
  • Getting Stephanie’s book
  • Coffee Table Wisdom podcast

Featured Guest

Stephanie Raffelock


Stephanie’s Website
Stephanie’s book
Coffee Table Wisdom Podcast

Mar 23

102: Jay Croft on Fit and Feeling Great Over 50

With three decades of professional experience, Jay Croft is a purpose-driven storyteller. He loves planning, producing and sharing content that targeted audiences find useful and engaging. That motivates people to take action. That helps drive business results.

Jay was trained as a journalist and spent 20 years as a reporter and editor at mainstream dailies from Alaska to Florida and, finally, at The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. In 2007, he began creating marketing communications for leading corporations and news organizations, from Coca-Cola to CNN, from SunTrust Banks to WebMD.

Jay created Prime Fit Content in 2018 to help fitness professionals help people over 50 live their best lives for as long as possible. He provides content to 100 gyms and studios across the country, in addition to industry and business coaching organizations.

In this episode, Jay Croft talks about:

  • Why health over 50 is important
  • Aging out of the primary demographic for fitness
  • Addressing the needs of people over 50
  • Aging differently
  • How aging affects the economy
  • How we view age culturally
  • Importance of exercise as we age
  • Exercise in the prevention of falling and age-related cognitive decline
  • Goals of exercise are different at 50+
  • Strength at age 65+
  • The types of exercises we do as we age
  • When we begin losing muscle mass
  • Functional fitness
  • The role of nutrition for health after 50
  • Importance of protein
  • Leveraging the time you have to eat better
  • The placebo effect
  • Prescriptions and the risk of falling
  • Fear of aging
  • Exercise as the fountain of youth
  • How to start – or get our older loved ones to start – moving
  • Leading by example
  • Choosing activities that you enjoy
  • Find what motivates you

Featured Guest

Jay Croft


Jay’s Website

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