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Welcome to Courageous Wellness. Each week we will be releasing episodes interviewing real people about their individual journeys in health and wellness. From physical wellness to emotional and spiritual, we will hear courageous stories of wellness and why it is important to share them.

Courageous Wellness Aly French and Erica Stein

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.9 • 80 Ratings

Welcome to Courageous Wellness. Each week we will be releasing episodes interviewing real people about their individual journeys in health and wellness. From physical wellness to emotional and spiritual, we will hear courageous stories of wellness and why it is important to share them.

    Michael Rubino, Author of “The Mold Medic” Shares Tips, Tricks, and What You Should Know about Mold in Your Home

    Michael Rubino, Author of “The Mold Medic” Shares Tips, Tricks, and What You Should Know about Mold in Your Home

    Today we sit down with Michael Rubino, an innovative expert in mold contamination and remediation and author of the book Mold Medic. Rubino and his company All American Restoration have been featured in USA Today, Reader’s Digest, New Jersey Monthly and Digital Trends. He was also selected as a speaker for the Spring 2020 Indoor Air Quality Association Meeting and Expo. 


    Michael has a real passion for helping people truly understand how to create a non-toxic living environment to thrive and feel their best. In this episode he provides so many good, practical tips for creating spaces with healthy air to breath, regardless of whether you are a renter, a buyer and no matter your budget. 


    We learned from Michael that millions of Americans struggle with the effects of mold exposure on their health and many seek out mold remediation companies but still suffer after the jobs are done due to incomplete removal of the mold.


    While Michael does do mold remediation, his procedure removes all traces of mold including the spores they leave behind and the toxins produced by the mold. A person suffering from hypersensitivity to mold needs all three types of decontamination to regain their health. This episode enlightened both of us and if you breathe air everyday - you won’t want to miss this conversation! Enjoy the episode.


    To learn more about Michael you can visit: https://www.allamericanrestoration.com/ and https://www.themoldmedic.comor follow on instagram @themoldmedic


    To learn more about our health coaching subscription service visit: www.patreon.com/courageouswellness


    Don't forget to subscribe, rate, and review Courageous Wellness! We release new episodes each #WellnessWednesday!


    You can also follow us on instagram @CourageousWellness and visit our website: www.courageouswellness.net to get in touch. 


    This episode is brought to you by Milk+Honey.  To receive 15% off your purchase visit www.milkandhoney.com and use code: CWPODCAST (all one word) at checkout! Milk+Honey is a line of non-toxic, effective, and safe bath, body, and skincare products made in small batches in Austin, Texas.


    We are so happy to offer our listeners a discount with Recess! A wonderful alcohol alternative or just a fun afternoon treat to keep you calm, cool, and collected. With flavors including, blackberry chai, coconut lime, blood orange, black cherry, peach ginger, and pomegranate hibiscus - they offer 6 and 12 packs, subscriptions, and sampler packs for your enjoyment. To save 15% on all beverages or subscriptions, you can use code "courageous" at checkout when you visit: https://takearecess.co/


    Are you interested in becoming a health coach or furthering your nutrition education? We loved our program at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition and are happy to offer our listeners a discount on tuition! To receive up to $2000 off tuition (for payments in full and $1000 off tuition for payment plans) you can use our name Aly French or Erica Stein when you enroll. To learn more you can also take a Sample Class, check out the Curriculum Guide, or visit the application page to enroll. 


    We are so happy to offer our listeners 10% off on all Four Sigmatic superfood coffee and elixirs! For 10% off Four Sigmatic products visit https://foursigmatic.com/and use the code: courageous at checkout!


    You can also save 15% on Seed Synbiotic by using code: courageous15


     

    • 56 min
    Lauren Montgomery of Monty’s Talks Delicious Plant Based Cheese and Living Your Passion

    Lauren Montgomery of Monty’s Talks Delicious Plant Based Cheese and Living Your Passion

    Today on the podcast we have a lovely conversation with Lauren Montgomery. Lauren is a Certified Health Coach, Health Supportive Chef, and Founder of Monty’s, a plant-based brand dedicated to creating delicious, clean and craveable plant-based essentials, starting with cream cheese and butter. Lauren founded Monty’s on an overall wellness mission to create insanely delicious, plant-based alternatives to some of our favorite essential foods, without compromising outstanding taste.


    After Lauren discovered her passion for plant-based nutrient-dense foods, she began to invest her time in working in restaurants, visiting nut farms, and testing out cashew cheese recipes on friends, family, and every dinner party she was invited to. In 2018, Lauren developed the perfectly delicious and creamy recipe of Monty’s cream cheese and butter that instantly became a favorite across New York City restaurants, health stores, and specialty retailers.


    Monty’s recently launched their online shop  and now ships direct to consumers nationwide. We have been fortunate to try Lauren’s delicious cream cheese and butters and were so impressed with the taste and the ingredients. We are especially big fans of the butter!


    Through Monty’s, Lauren continues spreading the message that indulging in our favorite essentials made from nutritious, clean, plant-based ingredients can lead to living a more healthful, vibrant and beautiful life. We have a wonderful conversation about Monty’s products and Lauren’s journey. hope you enjoy the episode! 


    To learn more about Monty's you can visit: hhttps://livemontys.com/ or follow on instagram @montysnyc


    To learn more about our health coaching subscription service visit: www.patreon.com/courageouswellness


    Don't forget to subscribe, rate, and review Courageous Wellness! We release new episodes each #WellnessWednesday!


    You can also follow us on instagram @CourageousWellness and visit our website: www.courageouswellness.net to get in touch. 


    This episode is brought to you by Milk+Honey.  To receive 15% off your purchase visit www.milkandhoney.com and use code: CWPODCAST (all one word) at checkout! Milk+Honey is a line of non-toxic, effective, and safe bath, body, and skincare products made in small batches in Austin, Texas.


    We are so happy to offer our listeners a discount with Recess! A wonderful alcohol alternative or just a fun afternoon treat to keep you calm, cool, and collected. With flavors including, blackberry chai, coconut lime, blood orange, black cherry, peach ginger, and pomegranate hibiscus - they offer 6 and 12 packs, subscriptions, and sampler packs for your enjoyment. To save 15% on all beverages or subscriptions, you can use code "courageous" at checkout when you visit: https://takearecess.co/


    Are you interested in becoming a health coach or furthering your nutrition education? We loved our program at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition and are happy to offer our listeners a discount on tuition! To receive up to $2000 off tuition (for payments in full and $1000 off tuition for payment plans) you can use our name Aly French or Erica Stein when you enroll. To learn more you can also take a Sample Class, check out the Curriculum Guide, or visit the application page to enroll. 


    We are so happy to offer our listeners 10% off on all Four Sigmatic superfood coffee and elixirs! For 10% off Four Sigmatic products visit https://foursigmatic.com/


    and use the code: courageous at checkout!


     

    • 52 min
    Angela Zeng, Founder of Karuna, Talks Plant Based Nutrition + Real Food Ingredients

    Angela Zeng, Founder of Karuna, Talks Plant Based Nutrition + Real Food Ingredients

    Today we sit down with Angela Zheng the founder of Karuna. Karuna provides a broad array of functional juices and smoothies that work to restore health through whole plant-based ingredients. Formulated from a belief that Food Is Better Medicine™, each unique offering is inspired by ancient wisdom and backed by modern science. Karuna does not add sugar to their products, and they are all USDA Certified Organic, Non-GMO Project Verified, and gluten-free.


    Karuna was founded on the philosophy that diet can improve and prevent many health issues, as Angela and her husband, an oncologist, believe the right food can act as medicine. We have such a wonderful and educational conversation and we know you will enjoy this episode! Also keep a look out on our Instagram page for a fun giveaway coming up with Angela and the Karuna team! Enjoy! 


    To learn more about Karuna you can visit: https://mykaruna.com or follow on instagram @mykaruna


    To learn more about our health coaching subscription service visit: www.patreon.com/courageouswellness


    Don't forget to subscribe, rate, and review Courageous Wellness! We release new episodes each #WellnessWednesday!


    You can also follow us on instagram @CourageousWellness and visit our website: www.courageouswellness.net to get in touch. 


    This episode is brought to you by Milk+Honey.  To receive 15% off your purchase visit www.milkandhoney.com and use code: CWPODCAST (all one word) at checkout! Milk+Honey is a line of non-toxic, effective, and safe bath, body, and skincare products made in small batches in Austin, Texas.


    We are so happy to offer our listeners a discount with Recess! A wonderful alcohol alternative or just a fun afternoon treat to keep you calm, cool, and collected. With flavors including, blackberry chai, coconut lime, blood orange, black cherry, peach ginger, and pomegranate hibiscus - they offer 6 and 12 packs, subscriptions, and sampler packs for your enjoyment. To save 15% on all beverages or subscriptions, you can use code "courageous" at checkout when you visit: https://takearecess.co/


    Are you interested in becoming a health coach or furthering your nutrition education? We loved our program at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition and are happy to offer our listeners a discount on tuition! To receive up to $2000 off tuition (for payments in full and $1000 off tuition for payment plans) you can use our name Aly French or Erica Stein when you enroll. To learn more you can also take a Sample Class, check out the Curriculum Guide, or visit the application page to enroll. 


    We are so happy to offer our listeners 10% off on all Four Sigmatic superfood coffee and elixirs! For 10% off Four Sigmatic products visit https://foursigmatic.com/


    and use the code: courageous at checkout!


     

    • 48 min
    Steph Hendel Shares How She Created a Body Built by Love

    Steph Hendel Shares How She Created a Body Built by Love

    This week on the show we have a conversation with Steph Hendel. Steph is a health and weight loss coach, but with a radical and innovative twist: her work is women-focused, coaching through spiritual weight release using the principles of inner work, mindset, manifestation, intuition, sacred feminine embodiment, self-love, and self-empowerment.  Steph has a number of courses where she aids women in releasing judgement, shame, and limiting beliefs to connect with their heart space in order to tap into and live out their soul purpose. 


    Steph works to empower women to embody and nourish their true selves, as she believes that filling ourselves up and living out our purpose is the most nourishing and highest serving thing we can possibly do for ourselves, our loved ones, and the planet. We have a beautiful conversation about Steph’s journey, mission, and program. 


    To learn more about our health coaching subscription service visit: www.patreon.com/courageouswellness


    Don't forget to subscribe, rate, and review Courageous Wellness! We release new episodes each #WellnessWednesday!


    You can also follow us on instagram @CourageousWellness and visit our website: www.courageouswellness.net to get in touch. 


    This episode is brought to you by Milk+Honey.  To receive 15% off your purchase visit www.milkandhoney.com and use code: CWPODCAST (all one word) at checkout! Milk+Honey is a line of non-toxic, effective, and safe bath, body, and skincare products made in small batches in Austin, Texas.


    We are so happy to offer our listeners a discount with Recess! A wonderful alcohol alternative or just a fun afternoon treat to keep you calm, cool, and collected. With flavors including, blackberry chai, coconut lime, blood orange, black cherry, peach ginger, and pomegranate hibiscus - they offer 6 and 12 packs, subscriptions, and sampler packs for your enjoyment. To save 15% on all beverages or subscriptions, you can use code "courageous" at checkout when you visit: https://takearecess.co/


    Are you interested in becoming a health coach or furthering your nutrition education? We loved our program at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition and are happy to offer our listeners a discount on tuition! To receive up to $2000 off tuition (for payments in full and $1000 off tuition for payment plans) you can use our name Aly French or Erica Stein when you enroll. To learn more you can also take a Sample Class, check out the Curriculum Guide, or visit the application page to enroll. 


    We are so happy to offer our listeners 10% off on all Four Sigmatic superfood coffee and elixirs! For 10% off Four Sigmatic products visit https://foursigmatic.com/


    and use the code: courageous at checkout!

    • 58 min
    Aly & Erica Answer Fun Wellness Questions + Discuss What They Are Currently Loving in Wellness

    Aly & Erica Answer Fun Wellness Questions + Discuss What They Are Currently Loving in Wellness

    Aly & Erica Answer Fun Wellness Questions + Discuss What They Are Currently Loving in Wellness!


    To learn more about our health coaching subscription service visit: www.patreon.com/courageouswellness


    Don't forget to subscribe, rate, and review Courageous Wellness! We release new episodes each #WellnessWednesday!


    You can also follow us on instagram @CourageousWellness and visit our website: www.courageouswellness.net to get in touch. 


    This episode is brought to you by Milk+Honey.  To receive 15% off your purchase visit www.milkandhoney.com and use code: CWPODCAST (all one word) at checkout! Milk+Honey is a line of non-toxic, effective, and safe bath, body, and skincare products made in small batches in Austin, Texas.


    We are so happy to offer our listeners a discount with Recess! A wonderful alcohol alternative or just a fun afternoon treat to keep you calm, cool, and collected. With flavors including, blackberry chai, coconut lime, blood orange, black cherry, peach ginger, and pomegranate hibiscus - they offer 6 and 12 packs, subscriptions, and sampler packs for your enjoyment. To save 15% on all beverages or subscriptions, you can use code "courageous" at checkout when you visit: https://takearecess.co/


    Are you interested in becoming a health coach or furthering your nutrition education? We loved our program at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition and are happy to offer our listeners a discount on tuition! To receive up to $2000 off tuition (for payments in full and $1000 off tuition for payment plans) you can use our name Aly French or Erica Stein when you enroll. To learn more you can also take a Sample Class, check out the Curriculum Guide, or visit the application page to enroll. 


    We are so happy to offer our listeners 10% off on all Four Sigmatic superfood coffee and elixirs! For 10% off Four Sigmatic products visit https://foursigmatic.com/


    and use the code: courageous at checkout!

    • 50 min
    Iris Felder Shares Practical, Accessible and Fun Tips for Healthy Lifestyle Changes

    Iris Felder Shares Practical, Accessible and Fun Tips for Healthy Lifestyle Changes

    Today on the podcast we have a wonderful conversation with Iris Felder. Iris is Fitness Enthusiast, Beauty Guru, Real Estate professional, and an all around Wellness Activist. Iris was inspired to embrace fitness and a healthy lifestyle as her saving grace from her life experiences. Instead of getting depressed about career and relationship, she turned that into a motivational tool to command change in her life. 


    Iris’s life transformed after she was told she was at risk for high blood pressure. This prompted her to make a serious life change. Iris started to experiment with her own health and wellness, and went plant based for 3.5 years. This completely changed her relationship with food and nutrition and led her to discover and become passionate about fitness. After seeing her own positive changes, she began inspiring others and has now created the most effective workouts that women can do from the comfort of their homes. Iris works with women of all ages and empowers individuals to take their health into their own hands. Her fitness and coaching plans also include nutritional meal ideas that accommodates pescatarian, plant based recipes. We have an incredible conversation on Iris’s personal journey and small changes everyone can make to live a healthier lifestyle. We loved this conversation and hope you enjoy the episode! 


    To learn more about Iris you can visit: https://irisfelder.com/ or follow her on Instagram @iris_felder


    To learn more about our health coaching subscription service visit: www.patreon.com/courageouswellness


    Don't forget to subscribe, rate, and review Courageous Wellness! We release new episodes each #WellnessWednesday!


    You can also follow us on instagram @CourageousWellness and visit our website: www.courageouswellness.net to get in touch. 


    This episode is brought to you by Milk+Honey.  To receive 15% off your purchase visit www.milkandhoney.com and use code: CWPODCAST (all one word) at checkout! Milk+Honey is a line of non-toxic, effective, and safe bath, body, and skincare products made in small batches in Austin, Texas.


    We are so happy to offer our listeners a discount with Recess! A wonderful alcohol alternative or just a fun afternoon treat to keep you calm, cool, and collected. With flavors including, blackberry chai, coconut lime, blood orange, black cherry, peach ginger, and pomegranate hibiscus - they offer 6 and 12 packs, subscriptions, and sampler packs for your enjoyment. To save 15% on all beverages or subscriptions, you can use code "courageous" at checkout when you visit: https://takearecess.co/


    Are you interested in becoming a health coach or furthering your nutrition education? We loved our program at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition and are happy to offer our listeners a discount on tuition! To receive up to $2000 off tuition (for payments in full and $1000 off tuition for payment plans) you can use our name Aly French or Erica Stein when you enroll. To learn more you can also take a Sample Class, check out the Curriculum Guide, or visit the application page to enroll. 


    We are so happy to offer our listeners 10% off on all Four Sigmatic superfood coffee and elixirs! For 10% off Four Sigmatic products visit https://foursigmatic.com/


    and use the code: courageous at checkout!

    • 46 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
80 Ratings

80 Ratings

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