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Health & Wellness Podcasts

The Natural Health Influencer Podcast is your go-to health and wellness resource. Fueled by Vista Magazine, we feature natural health experts specializing in a variety of fields as they answer your biggest health questions.With a focus on nutrition, fitness, mindfulness, green living, sustainability, and natural health, we provide our listeners with the tools and information needed to create a healthier lifestyle. We believe that prevention is the best kind of medicine and knowledge is power. Thank you for joining us on our mission to share the power of wellness with the world!




The Natural Health Influencer Podcast is your go-to health and wellness resource. Fueled by Vista Magazine, we feature natural health experts specializing in a variety of fields as they answer your biggest health questions.With a focus on nutrition, fitness, mindfulness, green living, sustainability, and natural health, we provide our listeners with the tools and information needed to create a healthier lifestyle. We believe that prevention is the best kind of medicine and knowledge is power. Thank you for joining us on our mission to share the power of wellness with the world!




Ep 83: Brain Health with Matthew Bennett

We tend to think a lot about mental health and often overlook brain health. Well, not today! If you've ever felt like your brain is lacking energy, if you are worried about neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer's or Parkinson's, or perhaps you’ve had a few concussions, then this is the episode for you! Today, we are joined by Matthew Bennett, the brains behind Brain Evolve. Matthew has extensive experience as an athletic therapist working with professional athletes. When he started to...


Ep 82: There Is No Weed Like Seaweed with Courtney Howell

It is time to start living your better life, and seaweed can help you do it! Believe it or not, seaweed has what it takes to alleviate a range of health issues as well as cosmetic benefits. In fact, scientific studies have shown the massive health benefits that seaweed has to offer but is it probably more complicated than you think. Here today to talk everything seaweed with us is Courtney Howell, brown seaweed lover and co-founder of 7 Fathoms Skin Care which creates seaweed-based...


Ep 81: Demystifying the World of Sports Nutrition and Supplements with Jim McMahon

Do you want to get healthy but find the broad range of supplements confusing? Then this episode is for you! Today, we give listeners the insider scoop and expert advice on sports supplements. Learn which ones are good for pre-workout, post-workout and everything in between. To help us learn more about the subject is Jim McMahon, an industry expert who has over a decade of experience with nutritional supplements and has worked with various major league athletes to help them reach their full...


Ep 80: Food is Food with Noelle Martin

If you are the parent or caregiver of a fussy eater, this episode is going to change your life! So much we thought we knew about mitigating fussy eating is wrong, and today’s guest, Noelle Martin, is here to share strategies that actually work. If you’ve been using certain foods as rewards for eating other foods, or pressuring your children to eat, don’t feel guilty, we’ve all done it! But those approaches have been shown to actually have negative effects. In this episode, you will learn how...


Ep 79: Creating Your Own Permaculture Oasis (Even if You Don’t Have a Garden!) with Angela Ferraro-Fanning

Conventional agriculture isn’t working; it’s time to go back to our roots! Angela Ferraro-Fanning is a permaculture farmer, which means she grows produce in a holistic and ecologically balanced way that mimics nature. In today’s episode, Angela explains how this approach (which is gaining traction across the world) allows soil, plants, and animals (including humans) to thrive. Angela grows a wide variety of produce on her farm and her “co-workers” range from honey bees to horses. Through her...


Ep 78: Beating the Bloat with Shannon Babic

If you ever struggle with bloating, this episode is for you! Today we are joined by expert digestive health holistic nutritionist Shannon Babic to help you beat the bloat and feel great in your body again. In this episode, she explains what bloating is, the difference between “regular” bloating and chronic bloating, and some of the many common foods that trigger it. Shannon also sheds light on how you can discover the cause of your bloating, discusses whether or not you should take digestive...


Ep 77: Parenting for the Long Game with Katie Garzón

Parenting can be a major challenge to navigate; just when you think you’ve got it, the kids change course and suddenly, you need a new tactic. However, short-term tactic changes will not help you in the long term. You need a long game parenting plan! If you’ve ever had a parenting conundrum or needed some help navigating this windy road that is your child's journey, you’ve come to the right place. We found a parenting GPS! Today we're joined by parenting expert Katie Garzón. She's created...


Ep 76: Changing the Way You Think About Seafood Kim Stockburn

Seafood is an incredible source of two very important omega fatty acids, EPA and DHA. These fatty acids have a wide range of health benefits, from their anti-inflammatory properties to their ability to enhance your mood! We should be eating more fish, but unfortunately, the commercial fishing industry is largely unsustainable. Today’s guest is part of the drive to change this. Kim Stockburn is the sales and brand manager for Raincoast Trading. Raincoat Trading is not your regular seafood...


Ep 75: Switching to a Plant-Based Diet with Melissa Amato Part 2

Be warned: today’s episode is going to make you drool! In part two of my discussion with Health And Wellness Coach, Melissa Amato, she shares the inside scoop on some recipes which will help you make the switch to a (more) plant-based diet. Missy takes us on a journey from breakfast to dinner and dessert, explaining the health benefits of everything from chia seeds to jackfruit. If you’re worried about what you’re going to put on your barbeque, worry no longer! If you have a sweet tooth and...


Ep 74: Switching to a Plant-Based Diet with Melissa Amato Part 1

With rising concerns about the environment, as well as the health risks associated with excessive consumption of red meat, it’s no wonder that there’s been a global trend towards plant-based diets. Making the shift to plant-based meals can be intimidating though, and feeling overwhelmed can stop many people from pursuing this substantial lifestyle change. That’s where today’s guest Melissa Amato comes in. Melissa is a Health And Wellness Coach with first-hand experience of what it’s like to...


Ep 73: Making Strides in the Natural Health Industry with Jennifer Walker

If you’re wondering, “How does one become a part of the natural health industry? How can I help others make healthy changes?” Well, this episode is for you! Here in Canada, the natural health industry is influenced by so many amazing women. Joining us today is one such woman. Jennifer Walker is the VP of Sales and Marketing at Prairie Naturals. Tuning in you’ll hear how Jennifer’s passion for nutrition and to help others led her to success in this industry. Whether you like working behind...


Ep 72: Gut Health and Travelling With Food Intolerances, with Anthony and Staci Lo Cascio

Food is a wondrous source of joy and nutrition, but for some, the relationship is a bit more complicated. Joining us today to provide insight into how to live a full life with food allergies and gut-related issues are the ever-inspiring Anthony and Staci Lo Cascio. Anthony and Staci are professional tap dancers and the co-authors of Food As A Prescription: A Handbook for Those Currently On or Prescribed a Gluten-Free, Soy-Free, Corn-Free and/or Dairy-Free Diet. In this episode, we hear some...


Ep 71: Gaining Body Freedom to Overcome Emotional Eating with Amber Romaniuk

Today we’re going to talk about emotional eating and how to gain body freedom. Joining us for this important conversation is special guest Amber Romaniuk who has gained and lost over 1000 pounds. As she overcome her own emotional eating, she discovered many valuable insights into how we can make small changes in our lives and our thought patterns to achieve natural healthy living, physically and emotionally. Today she is an emotional eating, digestive and hormone health expert, as well as...


Ep 70: Avocatin B and Insulin Resistance with Dr. Paul Spagnuolo A.K.A The Avocado Guy

If you're someone who is struggling with blood sugar levels or weight loss, this episode is for you! Today, we delve into new research about avocados and the tiny molecule found in them that, according to scientists at the University of Guelph, can do great things for your insulin levels and your health! We’re joined by Dr. Paul Spagnuolo, food scientist, renowned expert in nutraceuticals, and acclaimed researcher from the University of Guelph, who has affectionately been nicknamed ‘The...


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Ep 69: All things Sea Cucumbers with Sam Gao

If you love learning about natural health, then you’re going to love this episode because today we are discussing all things sea cucumbers! It may surprise you to learn that sea cucumbers are an extremely nutritious food source and have been seen as a natural medicine and delicacy for many years. As they seem to be a relatively new thing here in Canada, today we are joined by expert Sam Gao of Atlantic Sea Cucumbers and Akso Marine Biotech Inc. He explains that sea cucumbers are animals not...


Ep 68: Finding your Zone of Genius and Cultivating Confidence with Kimberly Spencer

If you've ever said to yourself, “I'm not enough,” then this episode is for you! If you are stuck on the roller coaster of weight loss and weight gain, you keep finding yourself in bad relationships, or the fear of failure is preventing you from living the life you truly want to live, today’s guest has been through it all. Kimberly Spencer is an unthinkable optimist, an Amazon bestselling author, a TEDx speaker, and the founder of crownyourself.com. She has devoted her life to helping people...


Ep 67: Treating Hashimoto’s Through Functional Medicine with Brandi Muilenburg

Many common complaints that people have about joint pain and belly fat are not actually normal symptoms of aging but indicators of an underlying autoimmune disorder. After seeing over 40 doctors about the symptoms she was experiencing, Brandi Muilenberg finally discovered that she had Hashimoto’s, and she joins us today to talk about how she used functional medicine to treat herself after ten years of suffering. Brandi is a licensed respiratory care practitioner, an integrative nutritional...


Ep 66: Retraining Your Brain with Ben Ahrens

Everything we experience in life is because of the messages that come from our brains, but your brain doesn’t have the final say. You do! Our guest on today’s show is someone who knows from personal experience that we can, in fact, retrain our brains and, as a result, improve our quality of life. Ben Ahrens suffered for many months with debilitating symptoms of Lyme disease and post-Lyme syndrome. When he learned about neuroplasticity or the brain’s ability to adapt to change, he empowered...


Ep 65: Emotional Freedom Techniques with Dr. Katie Nall

If I told you there was a simple strategy that you can do in the comfort of your own home that can alleviate anxiety, depression, stress, pain, and cravings, you probably wouldn’t believe me, right? But tuning into today’s episode, you can test it out for yourself, with the help of today’s guest, Dr. Katie Nall. Katie is an Emotional Freedom Technique (which you may know as Tapping) practitioner and she joins us on the show today to not only explain the theory behind this life-changing,...