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079: Renewing Your Health With A Spring Cleanse or Detox

The vernal equinox, also known as the Spring Equinox, marks the shift from longer nights to longer days. It marks new beginnings and represents renewal, growth, and expansion. It’s the season to awaken from the slumber of winter and it the perfect time to do a cleanse or detox. In this episode, I share how to go about doing a cleanse or detox: General guidelines The best foods that are in season to eatFoods to avoidBody support practices to enhance your cleanse / detox experience READ THE...


078: Sleep, Stress and Hormones

“Sleep quality and duration should be considered a vital sign, as they are strong indicators of overall health and quality of life,” As a society, we’re sleeping less, in shorter durations, and it’s poor quality sleep. We’re dependent on sleep aids, now more than ever, which actually makes our sleep processed and artificial. So why is this happening? Why are so many people not sleeping? In this episode, you’ll hear me: Share my personal struggles with sleepDiscuss all the ways poor sleep...


077: The Pros and Cons of Blue Light and How to Get Quality Sleep with James Swanwick

You’ve probably heard about blue light, but just how much do you really know about it? In this episode, I'm joined by James Swanwick, author of The 30 Day No Alcohol Challenge and one of the founders of Swanwick Sleep. James is a "healthpreneur" and builds companies that help people with their health. One of the companies that he’s built, Swanwick Sleep, is dedicated entirely on helping people get a restful night’s sleep by providing blue light protection glasses. In this episode, you’ll...


076: Eating for Nutrition vs. Avoiding Unhealthy Foods

One of the outcomes from my experiment in following the Keto Quick Start 30-day Meal Plan (Episode 074) was the realization that I had been eating to avoid unhealthy foods versus eating for nutrition, or rather nutrient-density. In this episode, I’m joined by Nutrition Consultant and fellow 21-Day Sugar Detox Coach, Katie Leadbetter for a conversation exploring this topic. You’ll hear us discuss: What does it mean to eat for nutrient-densityHow is that different than eating to avoid...


075: The Health Benefits of Spirulina and Chlorella with Catharine Arnson of Energy Bits

In this episode, I’m joined by Catharine Arnston. Catharine is the Founder and CEO of Energy Bits, a Boston-based company that she founded in 2014. After spending 30 years in the corporate world, Catherine went back to nutrition school and founded Energy Bits, a company that produces 100% green, NON-GMO, organically grown algae, specifically spirulina and chlorella, two superfoods that I’ve used in my healing journey. You’ll hear us discuss: What's algae (spirulina, and chlorella) and...


074: Naomi's Keto Quick Start

Back in Episode 068, I was joined by New York Times Best-selling author Diane Sanfilippo, for a discussion on the ketogenic diet and her new book, “Keto Quick Start.” A week after that episode aired, I embarked on my own experiment following the Keto Quick Start 30-Day Meal Plan. It was my first time following a keto-focused program and in this episode, I take you behind-the-scenes and share: The backstory and thought-process of why I chose to embark on this experimentHow I prepared to set...


073: Medicinal Mushrooms and Mushroom Supplementation with Jeff Chilton

Mushrooms are the latest trending superfood and you’ve probably seen mushrooms in coffee, teas, elixirs, and even supplements! In this episode, I’m joined by Jeff Chilton, an ethnomycology(the study of fungi) expert. He founded Nammex, a company that introduced medicinal mushrooms to the U.S. nutritional supplement industry. He also co-authored the book “The Mushroom Cultivator.” You’ll hear us discuss: What medicinal mushrooms are and what’s the active ingredients in themThe importance...


072: A Journey And Pursuit For Beautiful Skin For Life

We're wrapping up our 4-part mini-series on taking a Functional Nutrition approach towards skin health. In this episode, I pull back the curtain and share: My decades-long struggle with chronic skin problemsHow I came to Functional NutritionHow reverse engineering my health helped me uncover the root causes of my chronic skin (and other health!) problemsHow you can learn this for yourself through my Beautiful Skin for Life Bootcamp program READ THE SHOW NOTES:...


071: Connecting A Leaky Gut and Skin Health

When it comes to your chronic skin problem have you ever been advised to focus on repairing your gut health? But what does that even mean? What does your gut health have to do with what’s going on with your skin? How are these things related? In this episode, Part 3 of this 4-part mini-series on taking a Functional Nutrition approach towards skin health, we’ll explore something called a “Leaky Gut” and in doing so, hopefully, make the skin + gut connection. You'll hear: What is a Leaky...


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...