69 episodes

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.

Drama-Free Healthy Living With Jess Cording Jessica Cording, MS, RD, CDN, INHC

    • Alternative Health
    • 5.0, 11 Ratings

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.

    Episode 68: Dietitian Jerlyn Jones on the Importance of Vitamin D and Surprising Signs of Deficiency

    Episode 68: Dietitian Jerlyn Jones on the Importance of Vitamin D and Surprising Signs of Deficiency

    In this podcast episode I’m speaking with fellow registered dietitian and nutritionist Jerlyn Jones, who is the owner of The Lifestyle Dietitian LLC, an Atlanta-based nutrition consulting practice. Jerlyn’s work focuses on adults with digestive problems, fatigue, diabetes, disease prevention, obesity and weight management, and heart disease. As you’ll hear, Jerlyn’s own health journey uncovering and treating a Vitamin D deficiency has guided much of the efforts she makes to share healthy living habits with her clients.
     
    My conversation with Jerlyn touched on many important topics, but here are some of the key takeaways from our chat:
    Being your own health advocate is extremely important, so don’t be afraid to push for testing you think is necessary. Vitamin D plays an essential role in our overall health and wellness, especially for our bones, mood, and cell growth and proliferation, to name a few. Diversity in the wellness world allows for practitioners to best serve and understand their clients’ individual needs. Healthy living is knowing you have the power to change lifestyle patterns or habits that lower your risk of being seriously ill and prevent long-term illnesses. To this end, special focus should be placed on eating nutrient-rich foods, moving your body daily with exercises you enjoy, getting adequate sleep, managing stress, and not smoking.   
    If you want to connect with Jerlyn, you can do so via The Lifestyle Dietitian LLC (https://www.thelifestyledietitian.com/), Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/thelifestyledietitian_/), Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/thelifestyledietitian/), and Twitter (https://twitter.com/jerlynnutrition). 

    • 35 min
    Episode 67: Sustain Co-Founder Meika Hollender on Creating a Business to Affect Positive Change

    Episode 67: Sustain Co-Founder Meika Hollender on Creating a Business to Affect Positive Change

    Today’s guest is Meika Hollander, the co-founder and president of Sustain, a company committed to always putting women’s health first. Following this mission, Sustain offers the first brand of natural sexual wellness essentials that protect women’s bodies, our partners’ bodies, and the planet. In addition to being an inspiring entrepreneur, Meika is also an activist, having dedicated herself to advocating for safe sex, comprehensive sex education, and ingredient transparency. She has also penned her first book, Get on Top, which is an actionable guide to take control of your reproductive and sexual health. 
     
    Meika offers so many valuable insights into the importance of choosing products which are safe to put on and in our bodies, the entrepreneurial world, and so much more. Here are a few of my top takeaways:
    Creating a business to affect positive change in the world can lead one to use capitalism to fuel activism and change — a powerful and meaningful combination. Many products marketed for use by women don’t belong in a woman’s body, so make sure to look for ingredients which are natural and sustainable. Becoming an entrepreneur is an intense, all-consuming journey, one which will require many personal sacrifices, so remember that taking time to recharge is an incredibly important part of self-care. Healthy living is about balance and trying to be mindful of the choices one makes.  
    Want to learn more about Sustain and Meika? Connect with them via the Sustain website (https://trysustain.com/), its Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/sustain/), as well as Meika’s Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/p/B0-8vCqAnaa/).  

    • 35 min
    Episode 66: Bri Blank Alexander On The Magic of Positivity and Self-Love

    Episode 66: Bri Blank Alexander On The Magic of Positivity and Self-Love

    I think you’ll find today’s  guest to be as inspiring, relatable, and empowering as I do. I am speaking with Bri Blank Alexander whose accomplishments are many – Bri is a television host, wellness expert, producer, influencer, self-love advocate, and inspirirer who has dedicated herself to making a healthy lifestyle fun and enjoyable for everyone, herself included. As you’ll learn during our chat, Bri discovered her passions for health, fitness, and making the world a healthier place in a very interesting way, and has not looked back since.
     
    In addition to Bri’s contagious positivity, there are so many wonderful takeaways from our chat, including:
        Self-love and positivity go a long way in helping you stay motivated and focused on your goal – remember to always be on your own team and to speak to yourself as you would to a loved one.     Mindset is crucial to success; believe in your own power and anything is achievable.     Always monitor the voice in your own head to make sure it’s serving you, rather than tearing you down.     Healthy living means that your priorities are aligned with making yourself well, specifically that you’re treating your body with care by eating healthfully, exercising, meditating, and most importantly, loving yourself.  
    If you want to connect with Bri to see what amazing life experience she’s up to, you can do so via Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/p/B-ha_JglFHN/), her live show (https://brihealthy.com/2020/03/be-healthy-with-bri-healthy/), her website (https://brihealthy.com/), YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/c/BriHealthyTV), Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/brihealthy), and Twitter (https://twitter.com/brihealthy).

    • 1 hr 7 min
    Episode 65: Mike Harney of Harney & Sons and The Hemp Division Discusses His Passion for Tea and CBD

    Episode 65: Mike Harney of Harney & Sons and The Hemp Division Discusses His Passion for Tea and CBD

    In today’s episode I chat with Mike Harney, President of The Hemp Division and Vice President of Harney & Sons, two companies which have allowed Mike and his brother Paul to blend their passion for fine teas and premium CBD. In addition to co-running his family’s businesses, Mike is a published author and educator who loves to scour the globe meeting with tea producers from all the major tea regions, looking for the best teas to deliver to his customers.
     
    Mike shares so much great information about the world of fine teas and premium CBD, but here are a few highlights of our conversation:
        In addition to its taste and soothing nature, tea can be wonderful for your health.     When choosing a CBD-infused product, you’ll want to pick a product you enjoy and which you can trust.     Healthy living means living life with flexibility and balance, and having a good experience.  
    If you want to learn more about Harney’s and The Hemp Division’s fine teas and premium CBD, you can do so via The Hemp Division (https://thehempdivision.com) and Harney & Sons (https://www.harney.com), Harney & Sons’ Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/harneyteas/), Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/harneytea), and Twitter (https://twitter.com/harneytea), and The Hemp Division’s Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/thehempdivision/) and Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/thehempdivision/).

    • 28 min
    Episode 64: Dr. Kiran Mian on Summer Skincare Essentials

    Episode 64: Dr. Kiran Mian on Summer Skincare Essentials

    I’m super passionate about sun protection and skincare. Our skin is our largest organ, and we need to treat it well! In this episode I chat with Dr. Kiran Mian about summer skincare. Dr. Mian is a board-certified dermatologist trained in medical, cosmetic, and surgical dermatology, and practices dermatology at Flatiron Family Medical where she pioneered the clinic as the founding dermatologist.  
    Dr. Mian shares so many important things about skincare, but here are some of the key takeaways:
        All skin colors and types are susceptible to sun damage, so everyone should wear sunscreen.     When selecting a sunscreen, the most important factor is choosing one you’ll wear, though you’ll also want to consider the differences between physical and chemical UV ray barriers.     Because our skin needs different things depending on the season, make sure to change up your skincare routine throughout the year.     Our skin is 70% water – make sure to hydrate it.     Healthy living means finding a good balance between your mind, body, and spirit.  
    To learn more about Dr. Mian and the work she does, you can connect with her via her website (https://www.flatironfamilymedical.com/dr-kiran-mian), Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/p/B-77WoNl37e/), Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/drmianskin/), and Twitter (https://twitter.com/flatironfamily).

    • 21 min
    Episode 63: MINDBODY VP of Research and Product Marketing Amaya Weddle on the Rise of At-Home Workouts

    Episode 63: MINDBODY VP of Research and Product Marketing Amaya Weddle on the Rise of At-Home Workouts

    Like so many all across the globe, throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, I’ve relied on at-home workouts to keep me healthy, strong, and sane. I am really excited to share this podcast episode with you. Not only is my guest super knowledgeable and interesting to speak with, but the topic of our conversation is so very timely in light of the pandemic we’re currently living through. I’m speaking with Amaya Weddle, who is the VP of Research & Product Marketing of MINDBODY, a technology platform that connects the world to wellness.
     
    Of the many great takeaways of my conversation with Amaya, here are some of my favorites:
     
    COVID-19 has transformed the way in which self-care happens, accentuating the importance of creating and maintaining a work-life balance. New versions of healthy routines have sprouted due to the pandemic, highlighting the uplifting and inspiring ways in which the fitness industry has evolved in building new virtual content and serving its members’ needs. Community continues to play an integral role in the fitness industry; especially in times of isolation and stress, more and more people are looking to the virtual wellness world for an authentic community experience. Healthy living means being in balance with one’s physical wellness, emotional wellness, intellectual wellness, spiritual wellness, environmental wellness, social wellness, and occupational wellness.  
    If you want to learn more about MONDBODY and the amazing work they do, make sure to check out their website (https://mindbody.io/), blog (https://mindbody.io/blog), Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/mindbody/), Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/mindbodyinc), and Twitter (https://twitter.com/askmindbody).

    • 32 min

Customer Reviews

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11 Ratings

11 Ratings

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Real-life advice delivered in a relatable way

I like this podcast because the topics are varied (something for everyone!) and the way that Jess chats with her guests and pops in with her own experiences makes it seem like I’m just hanging with some friends having a conversation. Jess comes across as very caring and empathetic.

SusanHarper ,

Fitness trackers with a personal touch !

Great information very relatable. Using a fitness tracker solely without being mindful of the various pitfalls may take you beyond where you intended leaving more negative consequences then positive.
Jess Cording covers the subject incredibly well, love how she weaves her personal experiences throughout the podcast.

Stephie25 ,

Practical and Helpful

Jess finds a way to offer and bring practical every day advice and knowledge that allows us to provide stress-free self care. I was excited to learn about her podcast and upcoming book, which I’ve pre-ordered (The Little Book of Game Changers: 50 Healthy Habits for Managing Stress & Anxiety). I’ve worked with Jess one on one for healthy eating habits and she helped me establish realistic, achievable goals. Kudos to you Jess for using your knowledge and experience to help others and keep us in the know on upcoming trends.

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