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The Power Of Going Gray With Your Hair with Lisa from This Organic Girl

The Power Of Going Gray With Your Hair with Lisa from This Organic Girl

In episode #39 we are hearing the power of going gray with your hair with Lisa, from This Organic Girl.  Lisa is the face behind the blog, This Organic Girl.  Where she blogs about all things clean living, natural beauty and healthy eats.  For the last two years she’s taken her readers on the ups and downs of going gray and what sparked the whole journey in the first place. She went all in with green living just a few years ago. It was the cumulation of a couple of things that happened which brought her into “her awareness” as she calls it.  She started wondering what the hype was with “organics” and if it was really a thing or just another sales tactic. Her mom was diagnosed with a brain tumor for the fourth time, her little one was suffering from Eczema and then one day her friend Angela said to her, “Did you know they wash chickens in chlorine?”

Pretty much from that moment on Lisa was on a quest to know and went hardcore all-in.  She went crazy turning over all of her products including toothpaste, deodorant and Tupperware containers.  She threw out the kids fluoride and hydrocortisone cream. Out went the Clorox wipes and the stainless steel cleaner. Dryer sheets were a thing of the past. Forget refined sugars – they didn’t even stand a chance.  She started making my own toothpaste and makeup, she didn’t eat out, she wouldn’t even look at processed or refined food. Vinegar became my best friend. Those were the dark days…. Then after some time and some serious label reading, She realized she could actually rejoin society and still make safe decisions for her family.  Everyday more organic options, healthy restaurants, products, food stores and resources are becoming available.  Not only is Lisa passionate about spreading the message but also enjoying living out her best natural life.  After all nontoxic living is anything but boring!

Connect with Lisa-

Topics:

1. For those that don’t know you fill us in on who Lisa is from This Organic Girl, and how you started to blog about all things natural living?
2. What was your Golden Hour or health awakening that inspired you to take action in your own health and start living this natural lifestyle?
3. Ok, so fill everyone in on your going grey journey and how this came to be?
4. What were your thoughts about going grey before you started to go grey?  Why do you think you thought this way?
5. What are your thoughts now?
6. In life you have defining moments and changes that truly impact not only your life but also the lives of others. I feel like your going grey journey has been one of those moments, would you agree and why?
7. Do you think your decision in this area of your life has also affected other areas of your life?  Maybe given you more confidence?
8. Has there been anything hard about this journey?
9. A question I ask all the guests what are 3 health habits that have made the biggest impact in your life?
10. Where can everyone find you? (website, social channels)
 

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Going gray

On the podcast today, I’m chatting with Lisa on her going gray journey and how it has changed her life.

 

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The Power Of Plant Based Eating with Laura Wright

The Power Of Plant Based Eating with Laura Wright

In episode #38 we are learning the power of plant based eating with Laura Wright.  Laura is a chef that enjoys cooking with natural, plant-based foods, eating seasonally, and sharing wholesome meals with the people in her life.  She lives in the Niagara region of southern Ontario. She went to culinary school, but learned considerably more about food and being in the world from working in restaurants and growing up with agriculture. She has a staggeringly huge collection of cookbooks and food-related literature.  She started a blog called The First Mess where she shares her sincere appreciation and thoughtful writings on food.  Her stuff has been featured on The Huffington Post, SAVEUR, Epicurious, GOOP, the Food & Wine Blog, The Washington Post, America’s Test KitchenThe GuardianThe Kitchn, Food 52A Cup of Jo, The Food Network Blog, Greatist, mindbodygreen, and a few other places. She also developed recipes for The KitchnClean Eating Magazine, Food 52, The Anthropologie BlogBuzzFeed, Pure Green Magazine, and the Toronto Vegetarian Association.

Connect with Laura:

Topics:

1. Tell us who Laura is and how you became a cookbook author, blogger and featured in literally everything?!
2. This is a question I ask all our guests- what was your Golden Hour or health awakening that made the biggest impact on your health?
3. So one of your big mantras is eating for the seasons. How did you decide this was important and how do you incorporate it into your life?
4. So you eat plant based and your cookbook is plant based. Why did you decide to eat this way and what have the benefits for you been?
5. Let’s talk about your cookbook! I love how you grew up on a farm and share about that in your cookbook. I also feel like your cookbook is unique for a plant based cookbook. You really lay the groundwork for essentials someone needs when cooking plant based- which is so helpful! What made you include this in your cookbook?
6. What does eating plant based look like on a weekly basis for you and your family? Do you meal plan? What are your tips?
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8. A question I ask all our guests, what are 3 health habits that have made the biggest impact on your health?
9. Share where everyone can connect with you?
 

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Laura Wright First Mess

Learning the power of plant based eating on the podcast today with Laura Wright.

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How To Thrive With Ulcerative Colitis with Natalie Kelley

How To Thrive With Ulcerative Colitis with Natalie Kelley

In episode #37 we are learning how to thrive with ulcerative colitis with Natalie Kelley.  Natalie (aka Nat) is the 23-year-old wellness blogger, certified personal trainer and certified holistic health coach behind Plenty and Well. Nat is also an ulcerative colitis fighter – an autoimmune disease that effects her gut – and she uses her voice and platform to speak out and help others that struggle with the same, or similar, diseases. She is also a huge self-love advocate, believer in holistic wellness (beyond just food and fitness) and paleo recipe-developer. She loves long-distance running, weight lifting, drizzling her entire life with almond butter, baking, reading, writing poetry and spending time outdoors in the beautiful Pacific Northwest.

 

Connect with Natalie-

Topics:

  • Share a little about yourself! Who is Natalie and how did you get to where you are today as a personal trainer and holistic health coach?
  • A question we ask all our guests- What was your Golden Hour moment of health awakening that inspired you to take action in your own health journey?
  • Can you share what ulcerative colitis is?
  • What has your journey looked like navigating life with ulcerative colitis? You’ve experienced some ups and downs but you seem very upbeat!
  • What are some things that have helped you the most in your journey with ulcerative colitis?
  • I also love how you used to feel trapped in a world of health and wellness where you had to workout for two hours and be super strict with your diet. What does it look like now for you in 2019? How has this impacted your life?
  • I love how you emphasize wellness in regards to what your thinking, relationship, self care- all the things. How has looking at life besides food and exercise made a difference in your life?
  • A question we ask all our guests- what 3 health habits have made the biggest impact on your health?
  • Where can everyone find you?
 

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ulcerative colitis

In today’s podcast we are learning how to thrive with ulcerative colitis.

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How To Practice Wellness Without Losing Your Mind With Phoebe Lapine

How To Practice Wellness Without Losing Your Mind With Phoebe Lapine

In episode #36 we are hearing how to practice wellness without losing your mind with Phoebe Lapine.  Phoebe is a food and health writer, gluten-free chef, wellness expert, culinary instructor, Hashimoto’s advocate and speaker, born and raised in New York City, where she continues to live and eat. On her award-winning blog, Feed Me Phoebe, she shares recipes for healthy comfort food and insights about balanced lifestyle choices beyond what’s on your plate. Named by Women’s Health Magazine as the top nutrition read of 2017, Phoebe’s best-selling debut memoir, The Wellness Project, chronicles her journey with Hashimotos Thyroiditis and how she finally found the middle ground between health and hedonism by making one lifestyle change, one month at a time.

Phoebe is a frequent contributor to Food and Wine, The Huffington Post, Yahoo Health, and Mind Body Green, who named her one of 100 Women to Watch in Wellness. Her recipes and writing have also appeared in Cosmopolitan, Marie Claire, SELF, Shape, Glamour, and O! Magazine, among others. She is a regular host of cooking shows and wellness programming for Healthination and AOL.

Connect with Phoebe-

Topics:

  • Tell us a little about yourself. Who is Phoebe Lapine and how did you get to where you are today?
  • This is a question we ask all our guests- what was your Golden Hour moment or health awakening that has had the biggest impact on your health?
  • So you have an amazing book called the Wellness Project- what made you want to write the book and give us a brief synopsis of what it’s about?
  • Would love to hear your biggest takeaways from writing  the book and what you learned about living out a healthy lifestyle in the modern world?
  • I LOVE your approach to wellness and just finding a balance between as you say,  “what nourishes your body and what feeds your soul.” Can you talk more about the term you coined for this?
  • After being diagnosed with Hashimoto’s myself your book was such a breath of fresh air. I love your balanced approach to health and healing. What piece of advice would you give to those who may be diagnosed with something and feel completely overwhelmed by “all” the things they should do for their health?
  • Ok, so you are a gluten free chef, I would love to know how you go about actually eating the healthy food daily? Do you meal prep, plan? Can you share some tips with the audience.
  • So excited for your recent launch of your podcast all about SIBO- tell us all the details and why you started it!
  • This is a question we ask all our guests- what are three health habits that have made the biggest impact on your health?
  • Where can everyone find you?

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Phoebe Lapine

Sharing how to practice wellness without losing your mind with Phoebe Lapine.

 

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The Power Of Essential Oils With Osmia Organic’s Founder Sarah Villafranco, MD

The Power Of Essential Oils With Osmia Organic’s Founder Sarah Villafranco, MD

Sarah is an ER Doctor turned soap maker.  After almost ten years of practice, she became unsettled about the course of her career. She liked the work, and was good at it. But the practice of emergency medicine was not what she thought it would be. The paperwork. The dictations. The constant hum of worry in her brain about the existence of human error – that she could miss something with a potentially devastating result. And there was the upsetting fact that many of the patients she cared for had absolutely no interest in contributing to their own health.

She leased a commercial space in Carbondale, Colorado.  She put together a green facility with a small retail space, a soap making area, a perfumery station, and two “clean rooms” (clean room attire required) for making skin care products. She launched the store and the website in April of 2012. This is where she operates today.

She loves what she does now more than she could have ever have imagined.  She does miss a few things about being in the ER, but, in some ways, feels like she is practicing a broader medicine now – helping people choose natural and organic skin care products, encouraging them to nourish themselves physically and spiritually, and detoxifying their medicine cabinets all the while. Guiding people to make healthier choices for their skin, their bodies, their minds, and this beautiful planet seems like a brand of medicine that could really do some good.

 

Connect with Sarah-

Topics:

  • Tell us all the things!  Who is Sarah from Osmia Organics?  How did you go from ER Doctor to soap maker and owning a thriving organic beauty product company?
  • What was your Golden Hour or defining moment that really inspired you to take the leap in your life when it came to your health and wellness?
  • So I really want to talk all things essential oils with you and share with the audience some tips.  First can you share what the name Osmia means and how it really is the essence of your company? (I can just hear you saying..”Return To Your Senses”)
  • I love how you have whole blog posts on your site dedicated to one essential oil and it’s benefits. You paint such a clear picture of the oil and even what it takes to make it. What are some common misconceptions you find people believe about essential oils that aren’t true, or things you wished they knew?
  • When differentiating between essential oil fragrance and synthetic fragrance what are the main differences someone should understand? Is there anything specific on a label?
  • Can you share about the power of essential oil quality and sourcing?  Is there a difference- should we be looking for organic?
  • Often you hear of people taking essential oils internally- what is your take on this and is it safe?
  • Can you share your top 3 essential oils and how you incorporate them into your life?
  • I get this question a lot and would love to have you share your thoughts. I know you have a blog post too about it. What are your thoughts on essential oils during pregnancy?
  • A question we ask all our guests- what are 3 health habits that have made the biggest impact on your health?
  • Where can everyone find you?  Social channels, website, etc.

Links Mentioned in The Podcast-

 

Essential Oils podcast

Learning the power of essential oils with Dr. Sarah Villafranco.

 

 

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What You Should Know When Vaccinating Your Child with Dr Ben Lynch

What You Should Know When Vaccinating Your Child with Dr Ben Lynch

In episode #34 we are diving deep into what you should know when vaccinating your child.  This is actually an episode I recorded with Dr. Ben Lynch a couple years ago when I had the Gurl Gone Green Podcast.  I’m bringing it up again because the topic of vaccines is a hot one and not going anywhere, but also because this interview isn’t a do this or do that interview but one to inform the consumer.

Dr. Lynch has experienced the effects of vaccines first hand in patients and has interviewed some of the leading doctors and researchers on vaccines.  This isn’t meant to be an anti-vaccine podcast but an educational podcast.  The goal is to arm you as a parent or guardian with the information to make an informed choice for you and your family.  Often vaccines are treated as a cookie cutter approach for everyone, but unfortunately every body is different.  In this podcast, Dr. Lynch and I discuss vaccines that should be avoided considering the research, events that put children at risk for developing autism or spectrum disorders post vaccination, if those with MTHFR should avoid vaccinations, what HERD Immunity is and SO much more.  You don’t want to miss this podcast!  It’s packed full of relevant information.  Plus, Dr. Lynch shares his top resources for further education on vaccines.

Dr. Ben Lynch received his Cell and Molecular Biology, BS from the University of Washington and his ND from Bastyr University. His passion for identifying the cause of disease directed him towards nutrigenomics and methylation dysfunction. Currently, he researches, writes and presents worldwide on the topic of MTHFR and methylation defects. You may learn more about Dr Lynch and his work at www.MTHFR.net. Dr Lynch is also the President & CEO of Seeking Health, a company oriented towards disease prevention and health promotion. He lives in Seattle, WA with his wife, Nadia, and three boys, Tasman, Mathew and Theodor.

 

 

Connect with Dr. Ben Lynch-

 

Topics Discussed-

  • What vaccines you could avoid based on your background?
  • What is HERD Immunity?
  • How does the state of your immune system affect how your body handles vaccines?
  • What does MTHFR mean when dealing with vaccines and should you avoid vaccines if you have it?
  • What does delaying the vaccine schedule mean?
  • What events put children at risk for developing autism or a spectrum disorder post vaccination?
  • How can lifestyle affect outcome of vaccinations?

 

Links Mentioned in the Podcast-

 

 

Holistic Vaccines

A holistic approach to vaccinations with Dr. Ben Lynch.

 

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