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What’s in my nail polish?!, Episode 47

Nothing makes us feel more put together than having our nails painted. But unfortunately conventional nail polish is chock full of chemicals that we'd sooner avoid. Links mentioned in this episode: What we are drinking: Bonterra Sauvignon Blanc Barnivore: Vegan wine, beer and liquor database Duke and EWG Nail Polish Study 5-Free Polish Recommendations CND Vinylux Julep Zoya 7-Free Polish Recommendations Deborah Lippman LVX Ella + Mila 8-Free Polish Recommendations Butter Smith & Cult...


Bloopers! Episode 46

Join us as we share a behind the scenes look at the Crunchy Cocktail Hour including some of our favorites from 2018, a look at 2019 and bloopers from previous episodes. Happy New Year! Links mentioned in this episode: What we're drinking: Dogfish Head Liquid Truth Serum Sound Production by: Yōkai Audio Dream Guests: Amy McCready from Positive Parenting Solutions Susie from Busy Toddler Rachel Hollis author of Girl Wash Your Face Episodes mentioned: The Myth of the Multi-Vitamin, Episode 38...


Larisa Ruins Christmas, Episode 45

O Christmas tree, O Christmas tree. How toxic are thy branches? Links mentioned in this episode: What we're drinking: Feudo Palo Fiano Episode 09: Holiday Traditions Organic Christmas tree farms in the US US Lead Standards CORRECTION: Some children’s products do have lead safety levels - find them here. Are flame retardants safe? IKEA Fejka Trees - Made from a combination of PET plastic, Steel, Polypropylene, and/or Polyethelene and no flame retardants IKEA Fejka on Amazon Polyvinyl...


Baby Food, Make or Buy?, Episode 44

Introducing solid foods to your baby can be tricky. On this episode we break down the when, how and what of starting your baby off no the right nutritional foot. Links mentioned in this episode: What we're drinking: Slyfox Christmas Ale Complimentary Episode: Raising Good Eaters Book recommendations: Cook Book: Little Foodie by Michele Olivier Baby Food Universe by Kawn Al-jabbouri Infant Honey and Botulism Product Recommendations: Utensils Green Sprout Learning Food Set Green Sprout Spoon...


Faulty Food, No Problem: The Low Down on Food Reconditioning, Episode 43

Food Reconditioning: the process of turning imperfect, mislabeled, or even contaminated foods into edible and profitable goods. Links mentioned in this episode: What we're drinking: Dogfish Head 75 Minute IPA FDA Compliance Policy Guidance Manual for Food Reconditioning FDA Reportable Food Registry Moldy applesauce repackaged by school lunch supplier Partner Spotlight: Lively LIVELY is inspired by what makes women sexy today; smart, healthy, active and outgoing. They provide a line of bras...


Crunchy Gift Guide 2018, Episode 42

Looking for a healthy spin on your gifts this year? We're talking through our favorites and going off on random tangents! Links mentioned in this episode: What we're drinking: Two Roads Lil Heaven Session IPA Kitchen Gifts Chef's Knife or other high quality knife Sidebar: How to sharpen a knife with a coffee cup Le Creuset Enameled Cast Iron Cookware Note: Whenever you buy Le Creuset make sure it says made in France. If made anywhere else, it is a knockoff! Episode 36: Larisa Begs Alison...


The Itchy and Scratchy Show All About Eczema, Episode 41

There are endless creams, ointments and treatments for eczema that can have some serious side effects. On this episode, we dig into those treatments and as well as some more holistic alternatives while sharing our personal experiences with eczema. DISCLAIMER: The views in this podcast are our opinions based on personal experience and our research and are not intended to substitute for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Links mentioned in this episode: Drink Recipe: The Last Word...


400 Lbs. to Nutrition Coach and the Keto Diet with Jon Dobzelecki, Episode 40

How does one go from the corporate world to nutritional coaching? What exactly is the Keto diet and is it good or bad for you? Plus, stick around to the end to find out Jon's quirk about brushing his teeth. All this and more on this week's episode with special guest Jon Dobzelecki of Performing Nutrition! Jon Dobzelecki Jon has a long time background in management consulting and business transformation (where he met Larisa). Growing up overweight, Jon was active and heavily involved in...


The Not So Funny Stuff on Larisa’s Newsfeed, Episode 39

The news you don't hear is sometimes the most important. This week we dive into two important ongoing topics that are actively impacting our health. Links mentioned in this episode: Drink Recipe: Pineapple Margarita How Larisa Reads the News: Flipboard - grab the app for Apple or Android and customize to your preferences Nut Milk Attack Dairy Pride Act Summary Dairy Pride Act Status in the Senate Booker-Lee Amendment American Academy of Pediatrics growing concerns about food additives AAP...


Myth of the Multivitamin, Episode 38

Alison FINALLY made Larisa a Bloody Mary! To celebrate we've partnered with Stu's Kitchen to give away Larisa's favorite Bloody Mary kit to one lucky winner! Head to our Instagram to enter and scroll to the bottom of this page for an amazing discount across their entire site! Multivitamins are a myth - there we said it! Come listen to the episode that had Alison purchasing new vitamins before the episode was finished recording. DISCLAIMER: The views in this podcast are our opinions based...


Greening Up Our Skincare Routine, Episode 37

After our last skincare episode, Larisa did a deep-dive on Alison's skincare to assess how clean and green the ingredients were. Spoiler alert: they needed some work. Tune in to see what she's changed and how she's liking it! Links mentioned in this episode: * Larisa approved products NOTE: Not all products are genuine when purchased through Amazon. All products below are linked to authorized retailers. Drink Recipe: Cucumber Gimlet Think Dirty Mobile App Environmental Working Group Skin...


Larisa Begs Alison to Stop Using Teflon & More, Episode 36

All cookware isn't created equal. Listen in as we break down the pros and cons of the most common types of cookware and as Larisa gives her best shot at prying the non-stick pans out of Alison's hands. Links Mentioned in the Episode: Drink Recipe: Peach Bellini Follow us on social (Instagram, Facebook) to check out our products of the month, stay on top of giveways, and just see what we're up to! Earth911 Recycling Search for responsible disposal of old cookware. If disposing of non-stick...


Kids Sleep, Episode 35

We all need sleep, but sometimes our kids just won't get with the program! On this episode, we talk through what's worked for us and what hasn't in trying to get some much needed ZZZZs. Links Mentioned in the Episode: Drink Recipe: Blood Orange Martini Products Mentioned: Halo Bassinet Alison's Sound Machine Favorite Books: Bringing Up Bebe Healthy Sleep Habits, Happy Child Twin Version Sleep Lady Shuffle Tips and Tricks: Don't let kids sleep longer during the day than they do at night...


Algae: Protein of the Future, Episode 34

Is algae the food of the future? Maybe! Why would we eat it and why do we care? Listen in! Links Mentioned in the Episode: Drink Recipe: Algae Martini Recommended Products DISCLAIMER: Consult your physician before starting any supplement regimen, especially if you are taking any medications, are pregnant or nursing. Algae Omega (pill): Nested Naturals Omega I was disappointed to see that many reputable brands I would normally lean towards for supplements had carrageenan in their supplement...


Self-Care, Episode 33

Taking care of yourself is absolutely critical to being a happy and healthy you. Especially as moms! As they say, you can't pour from an empty cup. Join us as we talk through a more holistic approach to self-care, going beyond the typical manicure/massage treatments. Although, that's pretty important too. Self-care Wheel via Links Mentioned in the Episode: Drink Recipe: Coconut Slushie Larisa's Book Recommendation on not being the 'yelly mom': Peaceful Parent, Happy Kids...


Getting the Markle Sparkle, Episode 32

Now dubbed the ‘Markle sparkle’, women all over the world are trying to recreate Meghan Markle’s signature perfectly polished everyday look. Hang with us as we talk through her essential products and find out how they stack up to Larisa’s clean makeup rules. Featured image courtesy of Vanity Fair. Links Mentioned in the Episode: Drink Recipe: Strawberry Berryoska The ingredients to look for first: Silicones Fragrance Parabens Phthalates (often hidden within ‘fragrance’) Retinyl Palmitate...


Raising Good Eaters, Episode 31

Ah, picky eaters. As moms (and dads) it’s something we all desperately want to avoid. Making multiple meals, fights at the dinner table, worrying about nutrition. It’s no fun. On this episode we get into some tips and tricks for raising good, adventurous, healthy eaters – or at least trying to! Announcement: We are switching to an every other week release schedule. Miss us? Head over to Instagram or Facebook! Links Mentioned in the Episode: Drink Recipe: Blackberry Rosemary Sparkler Alison’s...


Ladycamp Recap and Bug Season, Episode 30

We are freshly back from Ladycamp! We are chatting takeaways from our experience and talking all about how we plan to battle tick and mosquito season – in the healthiest way possible! Links Mentioned in the Episode: Drink Recipe: Spicy Margarita Rise Gatherings Beyonce Yoga Experience (Philadelphia, PA) plantbasedblonde Ladycamp Podcast Episodes Episode 4: Ladycamp and the Importance of Female Friendships Episode 23: Health and Happiness Life Hacks with Tami Astorino CDC Zika Map DEET...


Beauty Products: Bodycare, Episode 29

We’ve talked skincare, we’ve talked about makeup, but what about the rest of us? On this episode, we go head to toe and share our favorite products for bodycare. Links Mentioned in the Episode: * Larisa approved products NOTE: Not all products are genuine when purchased through Amazon. All products below are linked to authorized retailers. Drink Recipe: Mocktail Mojito Hair Health: Crunchy Cocktail Hour, Episode 12 Shampoo and Conditioner Larisa Function of Beauty ($5 off your first...


Sunscreen, Episode 28

It’s finally spring! UV rays are going strong no matter what time of year and daily sun protection is essential. Chemical vs. Physical. Lotion vs Spray. The case for not wearing sunscreen – what?! Let’s discuss! Links Mentioned in the Episode: Drink Recipe: Coconut Lime Mint Cucumber Cooler The case for not wearing sunscreen (not CCH endorsed) Vitamin D deficiency soars in the U.S., study says Study: Prevalence and correlates of vitamin D deficiency in US adults Think Dirty Mobile App...