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Episode 32 – Staying Healthy With Surfing – With Sal Avila :: how this veteran longboarder has remained fit his whole life :: how to start a restaurant

I chatted with veteran surfer Sal Avila about the health benefits of his favorite sport! Sal is the owner of two of the Avila's El Ranchito restaurants in Southern California. He began surfing as a young teen and was a top longboarder on the Mexican surf team. He attributes surfing to helping him stay fit and healthy, inside and out, throughout the years. The Avila family opened their first restaurant in Huntington Park, Ca. in 1966. Sal grew up working in the restaurant with his family. Sal...


Episode 31 – PCOS and Intermittent Fasting with Felice Gersh, M.D.

Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), the number one cause of female infertility, is on the rise around the world. Why and what can we do about it? I spoke to Felice Gersh, M.D. Dual board-certified in gynecology and integrative medicine, Dr. Gersh specializes in hormone management. She tells us why PCOS is on the rise, and how women can reclaim their bodies! Intermittent fasting and time-restricted eating help people with PCOS and many other conditions. We chat about the health benefits of...


Episode 30 – Reprogram Your Mind With Art Giser

Learn how to get rid of limiting beliefs about yourself and unleash your miraculous abilities! My guest is Art Giser, the creator and founder of Energetic NLP, which is a blend of Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP), energy healing and spiritual principles. We talk about how people have used NLP to remove beliefs about themselves that were no longer serving them. This programming comes from patterns learned during childhood, from our parents, society and even passed down from our ancestors....


Episode 29 – Transform Your Life with Emily Pereira :: how to stop chasing perfection and ignite your creative spark

Transform your life, recapture your radiance, stop chasing perfection and ignite your creative spark! My guest is author, life coach and transformational retreat hostess Emily Pereira. Emily shares her story of spiritual awakening after many years of never feeling "good enough." She now helps women discover their radiant selves and leads transformational retreats in her newfound home in Costa Rica. She had a high-ranking position in the corporate world in Los Angeles, with all of its...


Episode 28 – Environmental Nutrition with James and Dahlia Marin:: The impact of the environment on our food system and your health

James and Dahlia Marin, holistic registered dietitians from Married to Health, talk about the impact of your environment on your health and our food system. James is an environmental nutritionist. Environmental nutrition goes beyond an individual’s personal responsibility for eating healthy food, to include our collective social responsibility for creating a healthy, sustainable food system. We also talk about the devastating effects of pesticides on our neighborhoods and how to get involved...


Episode 27 – Healthy Skincare with Dr. Sandy Skotnicki :: less is more :: why over-cleansing leads to perceived sensitivity

Did you know that our modern skincare habits could be doing us more harm than good? We are doing far more cleaning and scrubbing than we should be. Sensitive skin is on the rise, and when we suffer from eczema, contact dermatitis, rashes and other skin conditions, we often look to the food we eat as the sole culprit. Perhaps it’s the gluten, or the dairy - or perhaps it’s also our soaps, cleansers, shampoo, toners, moisturizers and laundry detergent? My guest is Toronto-based dermatologist...


Episode 26 – Women and Weight Training with Sara Grey:: Tips for starting a weight training program:: how movement helps you heal :: reclaim your power through fitness

Are you a woman who is new to weight training, or wondering how you can incorporate more weights in your workouts? Are you afraid you might get injured, too bulky, or are you looking for guidance on how to start? Or, are you someone who has been inactive due to illness, a life change or depression, and want to learn how movement is a key to healing? This episode is for you! My guest, Sara Grey, is a three-decade athlete who is passionate about fitness and the weight room. A former NCAA...


Episode 25: Your Body is Your Ally With Stephanie Burg :: Tap Into Your Body’s Intuition and Recover from Emotional Eating

Learn how to view your body as an ally, tap into its innate wisdom and recover from emotional or disordered eating in this episode! I chat with board-certified nutritional and lifestyle coach, Stephanie Burg. Stephanie was a professional ballet dancer since she was a young child. We discuss her healing journey from injuries she sustained during her dance career, as well as her journey toward learning to love her body from years of disordered eating. After leaving the dance world, she shifted...


Episode 24 – Detox Your Home with Ron and Lisa Beres

Find out how to remove toxins from your living environment in this episode of A Teaspoon of Healing! I am joined by Lisa Beres of Ron and Lisa, The Healthy Home Dream Team. Lisa is a Building Biologist, certified Green Building Professional and author. We talk about the toxic chemicals found in your home, such as formaldehyde, fragrance, pesticides, and more, as well as their effects on your health. We also discuss ways to make your home healthier. Lisa also shares her story of healing from...


Episode 23 – Healing Crystals with Christy Funk :: Using crystals as healing tools in your practice :: How do crystals align with your chakras :: and more

Learn how to use crystals as tools for healing in this episode of the podcast! My guest is Christy Funk, women's empowerment leader and jewelry designer from Orange County, California. We discuss her journey into empowerment, her background with creating healing jewelry and all about crystals! Learn how to find a crystal that resonates with you, how crystals work with chakras, and using crystals like rose quartz, clear quartz, carnelian, citrine, kayanite and amethyst as healing tools. Show...


Episode 22 – Inside Out Fitness with Dr. Daphne Erhart

Learn how to be healthy from the inside out! My guest, Dr. Daphne Erhart, is a clinical psychologist who has tips on how to be healthy from an emotional and psychological aspect, as well as physical! Learn how doing the activities you love, rather than forcing yourself into workouts or lifestyles that don't work for you, can help you live your best life! Dr. Erhart is the author of a new book called "Shrink: Become Bulletproof, Move Mountains and Create a Revolution in Your Body for the...


Episode 21 – The Restaurant Business with Nick Bishop, Owner of Fork-in Aussie Pies

Have you ever thought about opening up your own restaurant, food or catering business? This is the episode for you! Episode 21 is a little detour from our regular programming, but it's still about food and nutrition. I chat with Nick Bishop, the owner of Fork-in Aussie Pies, which has locations in Santa Monica and Inglewood, California, as well as wholesale and catering. Nick shares his tips on getting into the restaurant, food or catering business, how to determine if you have what it takes...


Episode 20 – Heal Yourself, Heal the World with Suzanne Hanna :: Face Your Fear and Your Shadow Side to Live a More Inspired Life

Learn how by facing your fears and healing your emotional wounds, you can help heal the world. My guest, Suzanne Hanna, is a healer, visionary, writer, and inspirational speaker. She has helped hundreds of men and women move through their fear and pain as a way to live a more positive life. Suzanne is the founder and creator of The Wilderness Walk, which takes people through an internal healing journey while hiking in nature. She shares her personal healing journey and we discuss how facing...


Episode 19 – Reiki Attunement: A Discussion :: How to Flex Your Reiki “Muscle” and Other Tips for New Energy Healers

Learn how to flex your Reiki "muscle" as a new practitioner, and how Reiki attunement, the process by which one learns how to practice Reiki, can affect your energy and vibrational level. Reiki master teacher and practitioner, "Reiki Joe" joins me again on this episode. We discuss what can happen energetically after being attuned to Reiki, the importance of flexing your Reiki "muscle," challenges faced as a practitioner and how to deal with the skeptics in your life. Show notes are below:...


Episode 18 – Emergency Medicine with Dr. Augusto Cigliano, M.D. :: How Holistic Practices Can Keep You Healthy and Out of the ER

Learn about emergency medicine in this episode of A Teaspoon of Healing. My guest, Augusto Cigliano, M.D. is a doctor of emergency medicine in Glendora, California. Learn when you should consider going to the emergency room vs. the urgent care, the effects of stress on your health and Dr. Cigliano's opinion about holistic medicine. He also gives advice to students hoping to get into medical school. The doctor is a ukelele player and vocalist, in both English and Italian, and plays a song for...


Episode 17 – Healing From Abuse With Morgan McKean :: Help Recover From a Relationship With a Narcissistic Partner :: Energy-Saving Tips for Empaths

Learn how to heal from an abusive relationship, especially one with a narcissistic partner, in this episode of A Teaspoon of Healing. My guest, Morgan McKean, is an intuitive empath and a healer. She has extensive experience helping clients with relationship issues, especially recovery from narcissistic abuse. She also shares her own personal healing journey from intimate partner abuse. In this episode, you will learn what an empath is, what narcissistic personality disorder is, the...


Episode 16: Plant-Based Nutrition With James & Dahlia Marin

Learn about plant-based nutrition, beating your sugar addiction, reversing pre-diabetes and more in this episode of A Teaspoon of Healing! I chat with James and Dahlia Marin from Married to Health. James and Dahlia are both holistic Registered Dietitians from Orange County, California. James is also an Environmental Nutritionist and Dahlia has a background in functional nutrition. James and Dahlia discuss what conditions can be helped with a whole-food, plant-based diet, the impact of the...


Episode 15 – Optimize Your Digestion :: The importance of eating in a relaxed state :: the benefits of probiotics fermented foods

Digestion is so integral to our health! Even if you eat the most nutritious food available, if you aren't digesting properly, you won't be reaping all of the benefits of the food you eat. Fortunately, there are a few simple things you can do to optimize digestion. In this episode, Reiki Joe returns and interviews me, Dawn DiMare, about how you can optimize your digestion. I also discuss the benefits of fermented foods and probiotics. This episode is part of a community outreach project that...


Episode 14 – Energize Yourself: A Discussion

Learn how to energize yourself when you're feeling sluggish! Reiki Joe joins Dawn on this episode, and they talk about different ways to "charge yourself up" naturally. They discuss activities such as exercise, yoga, meditation, being barefoot in nature, Reiki, crystals, getting enough sleep, putting away your devices, and more. Learn how to get more energy without having to reach for yet another cup of coffee! Show notes are below: [0:27] Introduction & disclaimer [3:54] Coffee, sugar,...


Episode 13 – Healing From Toxic Relationships with Cindy Lee Cannon

Learn how to heal and reclaim your self-worth after a toxic relationship! My guest, Cindy Lee Cannon, Attorney at Law and Certified Family Law Specialist, shares tips on how to become “you” again after an abusive relationship. These relationships can be with spouses, girlfriends, boyfriends, parents, siblings, co-workers or friends. Survivors of these relationships are often left with post-traumatic-stress disorder, and it can be difficult to see a light at the end of the tunnel. But rest...