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070: Four Crucial Skincare Mistakes to Avoid to Clear Up Skin

Contrary to popular belief, skin care doesn’t start at Sephora, nor does it start at Beautycounter. Skincare begins with what you’re feeding your body and what your body can with what you’re feeding it. Because your diet and lifestyle habits - sleep, stress, and even the beauty products that you’re using -influence how your internal systems and organs in your body function - and your skin is the largest organ in your body. In this episode, Part Two of this four-part mini-series on taking a...


069: Clear Skin from Within

This episode kicks off a mini-series of episodes on something that every single person I know wants, regardless of their age, gender, or status. It’s something that I know YOU want and it’s something that I began struggling with at just 10 years old. Any ideas on what it may be? Skin free of blemishes, zits, breakouts, redness, rashes, irritations - CLEAR SKIN! You’ll hear me discuss: How I tried dozens and dozens of products and prescriptions for almost 30 years that never quite cleared...


068: Keto Quick Start: A Beginner’s Guide to A Whole Foods Ketogenic Diet with Diane Sanfilippo

We’re kicking off the new year with a powerhouse interview with my friend and mentor, a woman who I deeply respect and admire, Diane Sanfilippo. Diane is the owner and founder of Balanced Bites, a certified nutrition consultant, the New York Times best-selling author of the wildly popular Practical Paleo and The 21-Day Sugar Detox (of which I’m a 21-Day Sugar Detox Coach for!), and the coauthor of Mediterranean Paleo Cooking. She’s the co-creator of the Balanced Bites Master Class and the...


067: Self-Care in the New Year with Tami Hackbarth

How we manage and deal with unavoidable stress really comes down to how well we take care of ourselves. Joining me on this episode is Tami Hackbarth, the 100% Guilt-Free Self-Care coach. It was exactly one year ago, back in Episode 018 where Tami first introduced us to her definition of self-care which goes well beyond the massages, mani's / pedi's and spa treatments - what we think of when we think of self-care. Today, Tami is back sharing her observations, learnings, and takeaways after...


066: The Holiday Survival Guide - Five Tips for a Healthier Holiday Season

Is it possible to enjoy the holidays without feeling guilt from overindulgence and sugar overload? In this episode, we examine how you justify your choices, how you make your decisions, and how to slow down and be present this holiday season. I also share five simple, practical and tactical strategies for before, during and after your holiday party so you can enjoy a healthier, guilt-free holiday season! READ THE SHOW NOTES: SUBMIT A QUESTION FOR THE SHOW:...


065: 10 Simple Ways to Slow Down for Type-A People

High energy and ambitious Type A people are always-on-the-go, crossing off our to-do lists or attached to our phones, tablets, or laptops - or maybe even all three at once! Then when we start to shows signs of stress, like breakouts, fatigue or other health issues and were asked, “How’s your stress levels?” we might not realize that we’re stressed - #amright? So we’re told that we have to slow down and take it easy, but neither comes naturally to us. In fact, it’s a learned behavior that...


064: Is Stress Really Such A Big Deal?

We deal with stress on a daily basis. We hear about all the time on the news, read about it in magazines and hear it talked about online. And we’ve become immune to it, accepting it as a normal way of life. But most of us don’t truly realize the tremendous impact daily stressors have their health. In this episode, I'm talking all about stress, including: READ THE SHOW NOTES: SUBMIT A QUESTION TO BE ANSWERED ON THE SHOW:


063: What's A Detox and Healthy Ways to Detox Safely

The word “detox” has gotten a bad rap because there’s been so much “noise” out there about how to detox, AND there’s different ways to do it. So in this episode, I break down: - What a detox really is - Why its essential in this modern world we live in - The three ways toxins enter your body - Ten practical and tactical tips for your detox! READ THE SHOW NOTES: SUBMIT A QUESTION:


062: How Your Liver Is the Workhorse Of Your Body

What do acne and breakouts, weight gain, allergies, arthritis, even and heart disease have in common? They’re all a result of how your liver is (or isn’t working)! In this episode, I share: How I came to learn I have a fatty liver and what's causing itWhat the liver does READ THE SHOW NOTES: SUBMIT A QUESTION:


061: An Introduction to CranialSacral Therapy with Mindy Totten

When looking for the root causes of illnesses and even skin problems like acne, eczema or even psoriasis, you always want to look at one’s diet, gut health, what kinds of toxins they’re exposed to, and the root cause of all root causes - stress! You can avoid foods that cause inflammation, avoid using products with harmful ingredients, but when we need stress relief we typically head straight to the spa for a massage. #AmIright? But there’s other types of “body work” and in this episode,...


060: Seven Safer Choices to Make to Detox Your Home

We're learning more and more that health isn’t just about diet and exercise. We’re now hearing, more than ever before, on how toxins in consumer products that we use every day, inside of our homes and on our bodies contain harmful ingredients that damaging our health. They can cause confusion in our bodies, inflammation and wreak havoc on our hormones. In this episode, I’m sharing seven safer and practical choices that you can start making TODAY to detox your home and reduce your exposure...


059: How to Be An Advocate for Women's Health

You often hear people talk about being advocates. As Beautycounter consultants, we advocate for more health-protective laws, but what does advocating really mean? What does it look like and how does one do it? In this episode, I'm joined by Tami Hackbarth. Though she's now a self-care coach, twenty years ago, Tami worked in politics and advocated for women's health issues. Drawing from her past professional experience, Tami breaks this down. She explains: READ THE SHOW NOTES:...


058: Bridging the Gap Between What Your Doctors Are Telling You and What They Aren’t

Back with us for her third and final episode this month is Katie Leadbetter of Clean Eating with Katie. In Part 3 of this four-part series, Katie speaks to those who are fighting cancer on how to bridge the gap between what doctors tell you, and what they don’t. So much of what a cancer patient faces feel beyond their control. But some things can be done that will bring feelings of empowerment and support healing. Also, Katie wrote a blog post titled, “What Will Be Your Catalyst for...


057: How to Support A Loved One with Cancer

There have been too many times when I’ve found out that someone that I cared about was diagnosed with cancer and I didn’t know what to say or what to do that would be appropriate and supportive. I didn’t want to sound trite or generic. I didn’t want to overstep my boundaries, especially if it wasn’t a close family member. And I certainly didn’t want to be intrusive. But I genuinely wanted to do something, yet there were times when I ended up doing nothing. In this episode, Katie...


056: Surviving Breast Cancer with Katie Leadbetter

This episode is the first in a four-part mini-series on breast cancer for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. In this Part 1 of this series, I’m joined by Katie Leadbetter, a Nutrition Consultant, fellow 21-Day Sugar Coach, and at 35-years old, a breast cancer survivor. You’ll hear Katie’s account of how she came to learn that at age 31, she had breast cancer. She shares EXACTLY what she went through, physically, mentally and emotionally in a very raw and vulnerable way. READ THE SHOW NOTES:...


055: Understanding Obesogens: The Link Between Toxins and Weight

When it comes to weight loss and healthy living, toxins are a critical missing piece to the conversation that’s not talked about enough but can no longer be ignored. In this episode, I discuss: What are obesogensThe link between toxins and weightHow unsuspecting items in your home may be interfering with or undermining the hard work you put into being fit and healthy READ THE SHOW NOTES: SUBMIT A QUESTION:


054: How to Have A Productive Doctor's Visit

How many times have you made an appointment to see your doctor, only to have the whole visit last approximately 7-10 minutes? And you found yourself leaving thinking, “that’s it?!" And you can’t help but feel dismissed, misunderstood, not heard and worst of all - not believed. In this episode, I get very tactical and offer up ideas on how to make the most of the challenges of the current health care system, specifically how to make your doctor’s visits more productive. READ THE SHOW NOTES:...


053: Defining Clean Eating and How to Put It Into Practice

“I’m already eating clean?” is a response I get from a lot of people, who are working in improving their health but still struggling. When I review how they're eating, I see gaps between their perceptions of “eating clean” versus what it actually means, and I’ve come to realize that many people just don’t understand what clean eating is and then wonder why they aren’t seeing the progress they’re expecting. In this episode, I share: How I define clean eatingWhat foods to avoidHow to put it...


052: Taking Responsibility for Your Health By "Backing Things Up"

Have you ever had a health problem come up so you researched to see what might help? And as you did your due diligence you began to see how the costs will start to add up - from the doctors' visits to lab tests, and the supplements all of which aren't covered by health insurance. So what are you supposed to do? In this episode, we'll discuss what to do in this situation, how can you be efficient & maximize your health care dollars, & what it means and how to "back things up."


051: Bariatrics, Autoimmune Diseases and Bridging the Gap Between Convention and Holistic Medicine with Lori Newlon

In this episode, I’m joined by my dear friend, Lori Newlon of The Bariatric Dish. Lori is a registered nurse (she has 18 years of experience and counting!) with a specialty certification in bariatric nursing. Thirteen years ago, she herself had weight loss surgery and struggled with a number of post-operative complications. She turned to real food nutrition to help support her recovery and long-term health which has helped her maintain a 160-pound weight loss. She’s since become a certified...