Drama-Free Healthy Living With Jess Cording
Welcome to Drama Free Healthy Living with Jess Cording, a registered dietitian, health coach, and author. We'll talk about easy ways to upgrade your life, streamline your wellness routine, and explore health and diet trends.
info_outline Episode 141: Emotional Eating Expert Tricia Nelson 06/21/2022
Episode 141: Emotional Eating Expert Tricia Nelson In this episode I’m speaking with Tricia Nelson, an internationally acclaimed author, transformational speaker, and Emotional Eating Expert. She lost fifty pounds by identifying and healing the underlying causes of her emotional eating and has spent over thirty years researching the hidden causes of the addictive personality. Tricia is the Founder of , author of the #1 bestselling book, and host of the popular podcast, . Additionally, Tricia is a TEDx speaker, a highly regarded coach, and has been featured on The List, NBC, CBS, KTLA, FOX and Discovery Health. There so many important takeaways from my conversation with Tricia, but here are some which struck me the most: Differentiating between physical and emotional hunger is key when working through emotional eating challenges; Obsessive food thoughts function like a painkiller, escape and punishment, so getting to the heart of why you overeat is key in your healing; Knowing yourself when it comes to your overall well-being – and learning to make self-care a priority in your life – can go a long way in helping you make healthy eating choices; For those who struggle with emotional eating, the can help you learn to identify physical hunger cues and make a connection between emotions and eating; Want to learn more about emotional eating and the work Tricia does? You can connect with her via her website (), (), (), and (). for more health and wellness content, special deals, and more. Enjoy a free guide to flexible meal planning as a thank-you for signing up.
info_outline Episode 140 My Favorite Clean Beauty Products 06/14/2022
Episode 140 My Favorite Clean Beauty Products In this solo episode I share how I got interested in clean beauty (and what the heck that term means) and share some of my very favorite products. A few of the brands I mention are: Crunchi ( check out my shop: ) Beautycounter ( —I almost always order from my sister, linked here, but you probably know at least one Beautycounter consultant) Cocokind () Native ( ) For more healthy food and lifestyle content and special deals delivered right to your inbox, sign up for my newsletter and enjoy a free guide to flexible meal planning as a thank-you for signing up. ()
info_outline Episode 139: Spiritual Mixtape Founder Daisy Mack 06/07/2022
Episode 139: Spiritual Mixtape Founder Daisy Mack As a career changer, I sincerely love speaking with other career changers and learning from their experience. Because of this, I’m especially excited to speak with Daisy Mack, a breath work and stress management expert, certified integrative nutrition health coach and yoga teacher. Daisy helps people struggling with chronic stress build a personalized self-care protocol that supports and lifts them above their challenges. Prior to moving into wellness, Daisy spent 15 years working in the music industry, first as an agent and then as a North American VP for an entertainment conglomerate. Daisy is the founder of Spiritual Mixtape, where she works with individuals dealing with chronic stress to build a personalized self-care protocol. There are so many great takeaways from my conversation with Daisy, but here are some of my favorites: Sometimes career changes can bring about some of the best and most significant life changes. So, as you explore the possibilities, find what feels right and think about where you want to show up every day; There’s familiarity in trauma and sometimes it’s easy to stay in the patterns we create as we process grief, but it’s important to look beyond and allow healing to take place; Your self-care and wellness practices are specific to you and are meant to feel exactly the way you want them to feel; In case you’ve questioned your identity and place in the world, remember that you’re not your job, your career is not your identity and that professional reinvention is a thing. If you’d like to learn more about Daisy and the work she does, you can connect with her via Spiritual Mixtape (https://www.spiritualmixtape.com/) and Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/spiritualmixtape/). for more health and wellness content, special deals, and more. Enjoy a free guide to flexible meal planning as a thank-you for signing up. ()
info_outline Episode 138: Pilates Instructor and Educator Linda Farrell 05/24/2022
Episode 138: Pilates Instructor and Educator Linda Farrell I've often talked about how much I love Pilates. While I don't teach a lot right now I still have my own practice that's been so helpful for my mental and physical health. I’m thrilled to be bringing you a conversation with Linda Farrell, who trained not just me but hundreds of other instructors. In this episode, we talk about how she found this amazing exercise regimen and how it can help you support your mind and body. We also get an eagle-eye view of how life has brought her to this workout trend personally. This will also give you perspectives on not only Pilates, but also how simple actions like changing your thoughts, seeing your food for what it truly is can also bring healthy living to your life. We also delve into how including pilates into your routine alongside positive thoughts, meditation, therapy and selecting the right ones to follow on social media can help you think, live, eat and love. To learn more about Linda and try her classes, visit her website: And connect with her on social media: Facebook: LindaFit Pilates Instagram @lindafit.pilates Twitter @lindafit.pilates
info_outline Episode 137: Little Game Changers: Hanger Management 05/10/2022
Episode 137: Little Game Changers: Hanger Management Have you ever experienced moments of hunger and anger combined, known affectionately as hanger? In this episode of my Little Game Changers podcast series, I’m sharing tips on how you can eat to support stable blood sugar and your emotional and physical well-being, while also enjoying foods which satisfy you and your cravings. I hope you come away with some helpful suggestions on how to best fill your plate with foods that fuel your body healthfully! Want to learn more about other game changers I depend on for healthy living? Check out my book and reach out to me via , , and . for more health and wellness content, special deals, and more. Enjoy a free guide to flexible meal planning as a thank-you for signing up.
info_outline Episode 136: Seemore Meats & Veggies Founder Cara Nicoletti 04/26/2022
Episode 136: Seemore Meats & Veggies Founder Cara Nicoletti I love having conversations with people who create things and bring about change, so I’m especially happy to share my interview with Cara Nicoletti! Cara is the Founder & CEO of , a women-owned meat company that makes sausages with fresh veggies and humanely raised meat. Cara is a fourth generation butcher, winner of The Food Network’s Chopped, television host of VICE Munchies’ The Hangover Show and Open Fire, and author of literary cookbook, Voracious. She grew up working at her family’s butcher shop in Boston, and took up the family trade working in top restaurants and butcher shops around New York. After a decade in the field, Cara grew dismayed at the environmental impacts of meat-eating and began to experiment with her unique veggie-forward sausages, which quickly gained traction and sparked the idea for Seemore Meats & Veggies. Since the brand’s launch in February 2020, Seemore Meats & Veggies’ sausages have appeared on The Today Show and Access Hollywood, and have been featured in publications such as Bon Appetit, Food & Wine, Vogue, and RealSimple. There are so many awesome takeaways from my conversation with Cara, but here are some which stand out: When launching a brand – especially if you’re doing so during a pandemic as Cara did – make sure you’re working with people and investors you enjoy interacting with every day; Breaking into a male-dominated industry isn’t easy, but when you’re committed to seeing your product succeed, there’s nothing you cannot achieve; When it comes to self-care, finding an activity that allows for total distraction can be a game changer; Healthy living is about not feeling guilty about something that makes you feel good, and above all, doing what your body and brain are asking you for. Curious to learn more about Cara and Seemore Meats & Veggies? Check out (), (), and ().
info_outline Episode 135: Announcing my new book, The Farewell Tour 04/12/2022
Episode 135: Announcing my new book, The Farewell Tour Caregivers. Literally the word reflects how they “give”-but what about what they need to take? If you’ve ever been in a caregiving role, you know the self-care struggle is real. After months of waiting to share this with you, I am thrilled to announce my upcoming book, The Farewell Tour: A Caregiver’s Guide to Stress Management, Sane Nutrition, and Better Sleep (Viva Editions, October 2022). Inspired by my family’s experience caring for my father after his diagnosis of advanced pancreatic cancer (an experience which he, a music industry veteran, called his “farewell tour”), I have created a book intended to providing a healthier life for caregivers—Those who serve and assist ailing loved ones, the elderly, special needs children, and others who require ongoing care. In this episode I hint at some of the self-care tips and tricks you’ll find in the book as well as info about the other wellness experts, music artists, and industry professionals who shared their insight for this book. I also share a few personal perspectives and stories on the creation and evolution of this text and what I have learned in my own caregiver journey. Click to preorder.
info_outline Episode 134: Science Journalist and New York Times Best-Selling AuthorMax Lugavere 03/29/2022
Episode 134: Science Journalist and New York Times Best-Selling AuthorMax Lugavere I am so excited to be able to share this episode with you. I’m chatting with Max Lugavere, a health and science journalist and the author of the New York Times best-seller Genius Foods: Become Smarter, Happier, and More Productive While Protecting Your Brain for Life, now published in 10 languages around the globe. Max’s sophomore book, also a best-seller, is called The Genius Life: Heal Your Mind, Strengthen Your Body, and Become Extraordinary. Max is also the host of a leading health and wellness podcast, titled The Genius Life. Max appears regularly on the Dr. Oz Show, the Rachael Ray Show, and The Doctors. He has contributed to Medscape, Vice, Fast Company, CNN, and the Daily Beast, has been featured on NBC Nightly News, The Today Show, and in The New York Times and People Magazine. He is an internationally sought-after speaker and has given talks at South by Southwest, the New York Academy of Sciences, the Biohacker Summit in Stockholm, Sweden, and many others. In addition to all of these accomplishments, Max is also the author of which focuses on how to stock your kitchen to set yourself up for success. I appreciate Max’s work and his down-to-Earth and actionable tips, and I know you will too. Here here some of my favorite takeaways from our conversation: Whether we’re talking about brain health, gut health or overall body health, whole, fresh foods are the gateway to a healthy living; The healthiest foods in the supermarket are the ones you’ll find in the perimeter of the store (and just so happen to be the ones which don't make any food health claims); Willpower is not an unlimited resource, so stock your kitchen with foods that healthfully nourish your body rather than those which are designed to be irresistible; What you eat can influence how much you eat, so focus on quality rather than just on quantity; Healthy living is showing up and doing the best you can every day. Want to learn more about Max and the work he does? You can connect with him via his (), (), (), (), his podcast (), and of course his latest book ().
info_outline Episode 133: Freshly CEO Anna Fabrega 03/15/2022
Episode 133: Freshly CEO Anna Fabrega In this episode I chat with Anna Fabrega, the CEO of . I also answer a listener question about how much protein you need. I’m so excited to share this episode with you because we’re talking about one of my favorite topics: making healthiery eating more accessible. We talk about debunking the myths of healthy eating being costly and providing food without comfort or taste. Fabrega shares her thoughts oon making healthy eating more than doable, but also enjoyable and affordable. In this podcast interview, we discuss the company’s mission to not only will we break down the barriers between affordability and healthy eating, as we alsobut we will get a behind the scenes view about the process of how Freshly creates delicious healthier foods. helps its consumers She also shares and what lessons she has learned in her career and through the COVID-19 pandemic about health and work-life balance. that you can implement into this new chapter in your daily life. We will also invest some time into what “healthy eating” truly is and how it connects to your self care and health overall. To learn more about Freshly, check out their website (freshly.com) or follow them on social media. Instagram: @freshly Facebook: @freshly Twitter: @freshly
info_outline Episode 143: Little Game Changer: Set Aside Worry Time 12/05/2021
Episode 143: Little Game Changer: Set Aside Worry Time Worry has often been my resting state, so I can relate to others who also find themselves worrying a lot. Thankfully though, there is hope for us! As I share in this episode, allowing yourself time to worry every day can go a long way in giving your mind and body the respite it needs from the negative and spiraling thoughts worrying creates. Want to learn more about some of my favorite tips for managing stress and anxiety? Check out my book where I dive into life hacks that have positively changed the lives of many! You can also connect with me via , , and .
info_outline Episode 144: Dating Expert Lily Womble Returns 03/04/2022
Episode 144: Dating Expert Lily Womble Returns When I set out to write The Farewell Tour, I knew I wanted to include a chapter on dating for caregivers because I know I could have used that guidance when I was going through it. In today’s podcast episode, I’m chatting with Lily Womble, a dating coach with an awesome mission to help women find the love of their lives. You may remember her we had on a similar subject. Today, we: -dive into how to obtain clarity of what type of partner you want and ways to make sure the relationship begins on the healthiest note possible and what to do to make sure it thrives. -talk about how to get through any barriers within both yourself and your prospective partner for the best future possible -discuss the importance of things like self-care and compassion as you start your love-of-your-life finding journey -connect healthy living with healthy love and get you on the path to an everlasting relationship. Want to connect with Lily? Visit her website to learn more about her work or sign up for the Brazen Breakthrough program. She’s also on social media @datebrazen Lily Womble: Date Brazen Website: Facebook: Pintrest: Preorder The Farewell Tour: A Caregiver’s Guide to Stress Management, Sane Nutrition, and Better Sleep :
info_outline Episode 132: Dr. Anisha Patel Dunn 03/01/2022
Episode 132: Dr. Anisha Patel Dunn In today’s episode, I have the pleasure and privilege of speaking with Dr. Anisha Patel-Dunn, who serves as Chief Medical Officer at where she helps people lead healthier, more fulfilling lives by improving access to trusted, affordable, and personalized mental healthcare. Dr. Anisha has nearly 20 years of experience as a practicing psychiatrist and managing a large group practice, having co-founded Pacific Coast Psychiatric Associates, Inc. (PCPA) in 2006, now part of LifeStance Health, in San Francisco. At LifeStance Health, Anisha is responsible for overseeing all clinical services delivered ensuring that care quality meets and exceeds professional standards. Anisha holds a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Emory University and received her medical degree from The College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific at Western University of Health Sciences. She completed her adult psychiatry residency training at California Pacific Medical Center and is a Board Certified Adult Psychiatrist. There are so many great takeaways from my conversation with Anisha, but here are some of my favorites: The mind-body connection is deep, so it’s important to care for both your mental and physical well-being; Mental health should be accessible to all and should cater to the varying therapy needs people have; Caregiving is a selfless act which is often underappreciated; if you’re a caregiver, make sure to make time to care for yourself; The pandemic has caused a lot of anxiety and depression in children and parents alike, so it’s important that parents support their own mental health while caring for their children; As you work towards achieving something, set small goals for yourself so that you set yourself up for success; Healthy living is caring for your mental and physical well-being. Want to learn more about Dr. Anisha Patel-Dunn and the services offered by ? You can check out the website (), (), (), and ().
info_outline Episode 131: An Interview with Vanessa Steil 02/22/2022
Episode 131: An Interview with Vanessa Steil I’m so happy to be able to share this podcast with you. My guest, Vanessa Steil, is someone whose work I admire and who has so much wisdom to share. Vanessa is a graduate of The American University in Washington, D.C. and holds a B.A. in political science, but an unexpected cancer diagnosis changed her life’s trajectory. At the age of 26, Vanessa was diagnosed with thyroid cancer. This life-altering diagnosis led Vanessa down a new career path as a Board Certified Patient Advocate, health coach, and wellness blogger. Following this passion, Vanessa started her site in 2014 as a way to share her story and offer resources to other patients and survivors. Vanessa actively promotes thyroid cancer awareness and has been interviewed and featured on numerous media outlets. Her story was included in the cancer survivor book, TOUGH: Women Who Survived Cancer, which was published in September 2019. Vanessa shares so many valuable insights into life as a cancer survivor and caretaker, but here are some of the ones which resonated the most: A diagnosis of cancer – your own or that of someone you love – will force you into an advocate role where you have to learn to be comfortable asking questions of your medical team and having open conversations with them; Being the caregiver for a loved one will test your ability to care for your own well-being, so it’s important to allow yourself the time and space to feel your feelings and recharge; Healthy living is about feeling like the best version of yourself from a physical, mental, and emotional perspective; it’s about making choices that enhance your life and align with your lifestyle so that you wake up feeling energized, invigorated, and ready to tackle the day. Eager to learn about Vanessa’s journey as both a cancer survivor and caretaker? You can connect with her via her website (), (), (), and (). for more health and wellness content, special deals, and more. Enjoy a free guide to flexible meal planning as a thank-you for signing up.
info_outline Episode 130: Little Game Changers - Power of Intention 02/15/2022
Episode 130: Little Game Changers - Power of Intention If you want to take control of your life, embrace the power of intention. As I discuss in this podcast episode, incorporating intention into your daily self-care practices can go a long way in helping us feel grounded and less anxious despite life’s stressors. So, make an effort to find an activity that feeds your soul and you’ll come to find that the misalignment that you feel in your life will subside. Want to learn more about other life hacks that have helped many regain control of their life? Check out my book . You can also connect with me via , , and . for more health and wellness content, special deals, and more. Enjoy a free guide to flexible meal planning as a thank-you for signing up.
info_outline Episode 129 : Revisiting The Power of Gratitude Journaling 02/08/2022
Episode 129 : Revisiting The Power of Gratitude Journaling A lot has changed since the episode originally aired on 12/23/19 but gratitude journaling is an especially powerful practice to turn to during crazy, uncertain times. I talk quite a bit about journaling in my book, (Viva Editions, January 2020). One of the most powerful types of journaling is gratitude journaling. I have recommended it to so many clients and patients over the years, and the results have been amazing. In this episode, I talk about how gratitude journaling can help you reach your goals and maintain your success! for more health and wellness content, special deals, and more. Enjoy a free guide to flexible meal planning as a thank-you for signing up.
info_outline Episode 128: Pure Barre President Regan Stokes 02/01/2022
Episode 128: Pure Barre President Regan Stokes I’ve been looking forward to having my latest guest on the podcast and am so glad to be able to finally share my conversation with you. I’m speaking with Regan Stokes, the President of , the largest, most established barre franchise with more than 500 studios across North America. Pure Barre focuses on small movements that result in big changes and just celebrated its 20th anniversary. While there many important takeaways from my conversation with Regan, here are some of my favorites: Boutique fitness franchises like Pure Barre teach that exercise doesn’t have to look a certain way; in fact, the best workout is the one you’re going to enjoy and the one with which you’ll be consistent; The mental and physical benefits of exercise far exceed that of making calories counts; focus instead on how exercise helps you feel energized, manage stress, and focus your energy in a positive direction; A healthy living routine does not have to look the same all of the time; in fact, it might look different every week and that’s ok; Healthy living means bringing balance and flexibility into your life, so that you can be aware of what works for you. Want to connect with Regan and learn more about Pure Barre? Check our Regan’s (), and Pure Barre’s (), (), and (). for more health and wellness content, special deals, and more.
info_outline Episode 127: Game Changers: Approachable Cleansing Rituals 01/26/2022
Episode 127: Game Changers: Approachable Cleansing Rituals Many aspects of our lives are guided by rituals (think small, yet meaningful habits) which can bring us comfort and provide a sense of order in our lives. In this episode of my Little Game Changers Podcast series, I’m chatting about a life hack which I’ve come to depend on to help recenter myself in moments where I feel like my energy needs to be shifted: approachable cleansing rituals. Noting that your cleansing ritual should align with what feels right for you, I invite you to explore how even little rituals like meditating, showering, and cleaning your home, can help move you forward from feelings of stress or anxiety and into a place of positive energy. I’d love to connect with you and chat about incorporating and sustaining positive and healthy habits into your life. Feel free to connect with me via , , and , and to check out other little life-changing tips in my book .
info_outline Episode 126: DOLE Sunshine Leaders Lara Ramdin and Orsze Hodi on science careers for women, marketing healthier foods, and trends 01/19/2022
Episode 126: DOLE Sunshine Leaders Lara Ramdin and Orsze Hodi on science careers for women, marketing healthier foods, and trends I feel fortunate to have had the opportunity to speak with Lara Ramdin and Orzse Hodi of . Lara is the Chief Innovation Officer and Orzse is VP of Marketing Americas at Dole, and they both bring some much insight as it relates to developing innovations and solutions to the increasing demand for healthy, affordable food. As for the background on my two guests, Lara has an extensive global track record in R&D, product development and innovation. She is a passionate innovator, a design thinking practitioner and trainer, and a fierce advocate for young women in STEM. Orzse Hodi possesses an extensive background in the food and CPG environment, from brand reinvigoration, product innovation, and digital marketing. I love chatting about the food world and there were so many fun takeaways from my chat with Lara and Orzse, but here are some of my favorites: Food can make such a difference in the human body, so remember to nurture your body from the inside out and make good choices about your health; A background in science can take women so many places, so if you like science, you can find in your career in one of the many fields associated with it; It’s important for consumers to understand the science behind nutrition and take ownership of what they put into their bodies; Healthy living means accepting the boundaries of the circumstances that surround you and exploring and trying new things. You can learn more about Dole Sunshine Company via the (), (), (), and (). You may connect with () and () via LinkedIn.
info_outline Episode 125: Schedule Yourself In 01/12/2022
Episode 125: Schedule Yourself In I am so excited to share the first episode of my new podcast series Little Game Changers with you. During these solo recordings, I’ll be reflecting on some of my favorite life hacks as written about in my 2020 book . In this first episode, I dive into how putting a singular name on my calendar made a huge difference in my life, allowing me to reclaim my time and teaching me that focusing on my self-care is ok. Learn more about this game-changing act and many others by reading my book . I’d love to connect with you via , , and , so please reach out!
info_outline Episode 124: Setting New Year's Intentions and My 2022 Words 01/05/2022
Episode 124: Setting New Year's Intentions and My 2022 Words Did you set a word or intention for 2022? I choose a word every year, and this time, I’m focusing on alignment in my personal and professional life after a year of massive change and shake-ups that has me thinking about how I want things to look going forward. In this solo podcast episode I share tips for setting powerful intentions and choosing your words as well as why I’m focusing on “alignment” and “surrender” going into 2022.
info_outline Episode 123: Neuropsychologist and PEAK MIND Author, Dr. Amish Jha 12/22/2021
Episode 123: Neuropsychologist and PEAK MIND Author, Dr. Amish Jha I’m so glad you’ve joined me for a truly fascinating conversation with Dr. Amishi Jha. Dr. Jha is a professor of psychology at the University of Miami where she serves as the Director of Contemplative Neuroscience for the Mindfulness Research and Practice Initiative, which she co-founded in 2010. Dr. Jha received her Ph.D. from the University of California–Davis and postdoctoral training at the Brain Imaging and Analysis Center at Duke University. Dr. Jha’s work has been featured at NATO, the World Economic Forum, and The Pentagon. She has received coverage in The New York Times, NPR, TIME, Forbes, and more. Her book, , covers the crisis of attention, how to tap into the brain’s attention system for peak performance, how to combat our addiction to thinking, and how to develop “mental armor” against anxiety, distraction, and bias. I loved my conversation with Dr. Jha and while there is so much to take away from what she shared, here are some of my favorite highlights: Want to improve the way you are or how you do something? Learn to focus on the granular components of the outcome you want and with time, you’ll will yourself to achieve it; Vulnerabilities such as stress, threat, and negative mood hijack attention and degrade attention, so paying attention to your attention is one of the most beneficial practices you can do in order to befriend your own mind; Remember that thoughts are not facts, so if you find yourself overwhelmed with feelings of stress or anxiety, be mindful and pay attention to what is happening in your body and mind; Though our society has come to associate multitasking with something desirable, it truly isn't'; Just as we’ve come to think of exercise as an important component of self-care, mindfulness training should also fall into a daily practice; Healthy living is holistic living, paying attention to all of the aspects that being human entails: psychological well-being, social connections, physical well-being, and connection to something bigger. Want to learn more about Dr. Jha and her work? You can connect with her via her (), (), Instagram (), (), and her book ().
info_outline Episode 121: Naomi Joseph, Speech and Language Pathologist and Author of "Binge and Sprint" 12/08/2021
Episode 121: Naomi Joseph, Speech and Language Pathologist and Author of "Binge and Sprint" I’m so happy Naomi Joseph has joined us for this latest podcast chat! Naomi is truly remarkable; she is a Speech and Language Pathologist, the author of , and the National Vice President with Arbonne. Perhaps most notable, Naomi is a recovered binge eater who now dedicates her life to helping others find their best, healthiest lives. There are so many valuable takeaways from my conversation with Naomi, but here are some of my favorites: Binge eating -- just like any other eating disorder -- is incredibly isolating; because of this, we need to make space for honest and open conversations where healing can begin; Our lifetime experiences -- especially those from our childhood -- inform the rest of our lives, and can help us move through and into recovery; Speaking of recovery, when you decide to focus on self-development and moving forward, you’ll find ways to bring healthy living into your life; The road to recovery from an eating disorder is one where you make peace with food and learn to trust yourself and your instincts, and listen to your body; You can create a life where you don’t rely on food for anything other than nourishing your body and soul; Healthy living means knowing that you’re worthy of all good things, including self-care. You can connect with Naomi via her (), (), (), and of course, her book ()
info_outline Episode 119: Dietitian Kate Scarlata 11/10/2021
Episode 119: Dietitian Kate Scarlata I’m so pleased to be able to share this episode with you. I’m speaking with , an amazing dietitian who has extensive experience supporting people who struggle with gastrointestinal disorders and food intolerance. Of special interest to Kate is how the low FODMAP diet can be used to help heal functional gut disorders. In addition to her various degrees -- MPH, RDN, LDN -- Kate was also awarded the Outstanding Massachusetts Dietitian Award and recognized as Boston’s Best Dietitian by Boston Magazine. Kate is also the author of numerous books and articles on digestive health topics including the New York Times Best Seller, The 21 Day Tummy Diet. Her latest book is The Low FODMAP Diet Step by Step. There are some really important takeaways from my conversation with Kate, specifically: Poor GI health can be disruptive to one’s professional and personal life; so many people struggle in silence, so it’s important to talk about these issues Diet for gut health is not one size fits all, so the nutritional approach and treatment for gut symptoms that you follow needs to be personalized The approach to diet can help people with IBS with GI issues Because the gut and the brain are connected, if you’re stressed about your diet, you’ll exacerbate your GI issues Healthy living is feeling peace in your heart and mind Want to connect with Kate to learn more about the work she does, specifically as it relates to gut health and FODMAPs? You can do so via her (), (), (), and the ().
info_outline Episode 118: How To Adjust To The End of Daylight Savings Time 10/27/2021
Episode 118: How To Adjust To The End of Daylight Savings Time In this episode, I share my favorite tips for adjusting to the end of Daylight Savings Time. I discuss foods that can help, sleep hygiene, and lifestyle tips for boosting your energy. Check out my book, (Viva Editions) for more tips to improve your physical, mental, and emotional health or visit my website, for more regular updates.
info_outline Episode 117: SimpleHealth CEO Carrie SiuButt 10/13/2021
Episode 117: SimpleHealth CEO Carrie SiuButt Carrie SiuButt is the CEO of , whose mission is to make health care for women simple, convenient, and affordable. Carrie has been in the health and wellness industry for 10 years, previously working at Equinox Fitness Clubs where she had various leadership positions including managing the company's entire budgeting process, acquisitions, launching Pure Yoga and training programs for their Pilates and Yoga businesses. Carrie’s other passions include amplifying the voices of the disabled community by being very vocal about living with her disability (Dystonia). I love speaking with people on the business side of health and wellness, and there is so much about my conversation with Carrie that resonated with me, but here are some of my favorite takeaways: When you’re healthy, you live a satisfying life, so treat your body like a temple Mind, body and nutrition combine powerfully to help support women’s health Stress reduction is a powerful wellness tool, but it is underused; remember that your breath can change your mindset Asking for help makes you a stronger person and self-care is not selfish Healthy living is being grateful for what you have and enjoying a fun song before you conquer the day! Want to connect with Carrie and the work she does? Check out (), SimpleHealth’s (), Carrie’s (), (), and ().
info_outline Dr Miron Shatz 09/29/2021
Dr Miron Shatz In this podcast episode, I’m speaking with the multifaceted , a psychologist, author, researcher, consultant, and speaker, who studies medical decision-making in a humanistic way. Dr. Miron-Shatz has been a researcher at Princeton University and has taught at the University of Pennsylvania; she has over 60 academic publications in top academic journals, including Psychological Science, Health Psychology, and Oxford University Press. She is the author of the new book, . There are so many important takeaways from my conversation with Dr. Miron-Shatz, but here are some of my favorites: Making decisions about your health is hard and important, so a level of trust with your medical care team is needed; It can be overwhelming to sit in the patient’s seat, so it’s important to ask questions -- like “What are the risks, benefits and other options?” -- when speaking with your doctor; Having a relationship with your medical provider can go a long way in building trust and improving the patient-provider relationship; Women are often disadvantaged when it comes to their medical care because of their gender, so if you’re a woman, be prepared to ask questions and pursue answers; Healthy living means being in the moment and being content with what you have. You can learn more about Dr. Miron-Shatz and her work via her (), (), (), and of course, her book ().
info_outline Episode 115: Regina Wallace Jones, VP of Product & Engineering at Mindbody 09/15/2021
Episode 115: Regina Wallace Jones, VP of Product & Engineering at Mindbody I’m super excited to share my latest podcast with you. I’m chatting with Regina Wallace-Jones, a truly incredible and accomplished guest. Regina is the SVP of Product & Engineering at , a leading technology platform for the wellness industry, featuring an app that allows people to discover and book fitness, beauty and salon services, and software to help growing businesses thrive. Regina is also the Vice Mayor of Palo Alto, California where she works to make life better for others. During our conversion, I learned a great number of things from Regina, but here are some of the most inspiring insights she shared: The world of wellness is for all of us, so make it your own and make it work for you; The flexibility and accessibility virtual wellness offers has transformed the way people incorporate wellness into their lives, and only for the better; Fitness and movement carry tremendous power in our lives; they transform our mood and the way we approach our day; Wellness practices can help us get through some of life’s most challenging moments; Healthy living is about being mentally, socially, creatively, and intellectually well. Are you feeling inspired and eager to learn more about Mindbody and the work Regina does? Check out (), (), (), and ().
info_outline Episode 114: Dietitian Alissa Rumsey, "Unapologetic Eating" Author 09/01/2021
Episode 114: Dietitian Alissa Rumsey, "Unapologetic Eating" Author In this episode I’m chatting with dietitian, nutrition therapist, certified intuitive eating counselor, and author about the transformative power of making peace with food. As you’ll hear in the podcast, Alissa is the author of , a book which teaches the reader how to reconnect with their body and make peace with food. Alissa is also the founder of , a weight-inclusive nutrition practice that offers virtual counseling and online programs to help people liberate themselves from dieting, cultivate a peaceful relationship to food and their bodies, and live a more authentic, connected life. I love the work Alissa is doing and learned so much from our chat, but here are some of my favorite takeaways: Our society and diet culture normalizes disordered eating, but the reality is that health and weight are not as linked as we’ve been led to believe; Intuitive eating allows you to focus on eating what is right for you, while taking care of your body, without restriction or deprivation; Food can be an entry point into what we want out of life, so it’s important to learn to trust yourself around food; Unlearning what we’ve been taught about food and our bodies is an essential step in living a healthy life; Healthy living is living in a way that is aligned with one’s values, specifically those associated with mental, physical, spiritual, financial, and social health. Learn more about Alissa and the work she does by connecting with her via her (), (), (), (), (), and of course, her book ().