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Being hailed as “Sex and the City for Food,” The Food Heals Podcast brings together experts in the field of nutrition, health and healing to teach you the best-kept natural secrets to being a hotter, healthier, happier YOU! The Food Heals Podcast is hosted by Allison Melody with guest co-hosts like Suzy Hardy, Leslie Durso, Whitney Lauritsen, Sophie Uliano and more – all self-proclaimed natural chicks who will rock your world and change your beliefs about health! This sexy, savvy show provides eco-friendly advice on a variety of issues including the healing power of nutrition, living authentically, turning your passion into your career, choosing the best natural health and beauty products, the benefits of a plant-based diet and so much more! Past notable Food Heals Podcast guests include How Not to Die Author Michael Greger, The Universe Has Your Back Author Gabby Bernstein, The Miracle Morning Author Hal Elrod, NBA Champion & Vegan Activist John Salley, The McDougall Program Author Dr. McDougall, Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead Director Joe Cross, What The Health Directors Kip Andersen & Keegan Kuhn, Producer & TV Personality Tracey Edmonds, America’s Healthy Doc, Dr. Joel Kahn, Radio Host & TV Personality Kerri Kasem, Proteinaholic Author Dr. Garth Davis, A Tribe Called Bliss Author Lori Harder Fitness Expert Ben Greenfield, The Food Babe Vani Hari, Born For This Author Chris Guillebeau, Entrepreneurs On Fire John Lee Dumas & Kate Erickson, Eaternity Author & Host of How to Live to 100, Jason Wrobel, and Producer & Wellness expert Kimberly Van Der Beek, just to name a few.

Food Heals Allison Melody

    • Health & Fitness
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Being hailed as “Sex and the City for Food,” The Food Heals Podcast brings together experts in the field of nutrition, health and healing to teach you the best-kept natural secrets to being a hotter, healthier, happier YOU! The Food Heals Podcast is hosted by Allison Melody with guest co-hosts like Suzy Hardy, Leslie Durso, Whitney Lauritsen, Sophie Uliano and more – all self-proclaimed natural chicks who will rock your world and change your beliefs about health! This sexy, savvy show provides eco-friendly advice on a variety of issues including the healing power of nutrition, living authentically, turning your passion into your career, choosing the best natural health and beauty products, the benefits of a plant-based diet and so much more! Past notable Food Heals Podcast guests include How Not to Die Author Michael Greger, The Universe Has Your Back Author Gabby Bernstein, The Miracle Morning Author Hal Elrod, NBA Champion & Vegan Activist John Salley, The McDougall Program Author Dr. McDougall, Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead Director Joe Cross, What The Health Directors Kip Andersen & Keegan Kuhn, Producer & TV Personality Tracey Edmonds, America’s Healthy Doc, Dr. Joel Kahn, Radio Host & TV Personality Kerri Kasem, Proteinaholic Author Dr. Garth Davis, A Tribe Called Bliss Author Lori Harder Fitness Expert Ben Greenfield, The Food Babe Vani Hari, Born For This Author Chris Guillebeau, Entrepreneurs On Fire John Lee Dumas & Kate Erickson, Eaternity Author & Host of How to Live to 100, Jason Wrobel, and Producer & Wellness expert Kimberly Van Der Beek, just to name a few.

    405: The Silent Killer: Mold Horror Stories and How to Detox Your Body and Your Home After Mold Exposure

    405: The Silent Killer: Mold Horror Stories and How to Detox Your Body and Your Home After Mold Exposure

    Black mold, also known as Stachybotrys chartarum, is a type of fungus that can grow in damp or humid environments. It is commonly found in homes, and can have serious health effects on those who are exposed to it.

    Exposure to black mold can cause a wide range of symptoms, including allergic reactions, respiratory problems, headaches, cold and flu-like symptoms and so much more. People who have a weak immune system, such as children, the elderly, and those with chronic health conditions, are particularly at risk. Long-term exposure to black mold can even lead to serious conditions such as neurological damage and cancer.

    To detox your body after exposure to black mold, it is important to see a functional medicine practitioner and/or allergist. They will recommend a specific detox protocol based on your body to bring you back into balance. Additionally, it is important to focus on maintaining a healthy lifestyle, including eating a balanced diet, getting enough sleep, and reducing stress.

    When it comes to mold remediation in your home, it is essential not just to have the mold cleaned up and removed, but also to address the source of the problem. This means finding and fixing any leaks, dampness, or other sources of moisture that may be contributing to the growth of black mold. It is also important to have professionals clean and disinfect any areas where mold is present, and to properly ventilate your home to reduce humidity levels.

    It is also necessary to bring in a professional mold remediation company to address a severe mold infestation. They will have the expertise and equipment necessary to safely remove mold and prevent its return.

    It is important to note that black mold should not be taken lightly. Take the necessary steps to remove it and keep it from coming back. It is crucial to take the necessary precautions and to take care of your health and well-being!

    In this episode, Laura Powers and Allison Melody share their mold exposure stories and what they are doing to detox their homes, offices and bodies and prevent future exposure.

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    • 1 hr 3 min
    404: Chinese Medicine Secrets: Ancient Healing Remedies, Food As Medicine, and Eating Right For Your Body with Juli Kramer

    404: Chinese Medicine Secrets: Ancient Healing Remedies, Food As Medicine, and Eating Right For Your Body with Juli Kramer

    What do you do when you go to your doctor for help with a chronic condition and he says microwaving your body is your own option to feel better? In my opinion you get the f**k out. That's exactly what today's guest Juli Kramer did and luckily - lived to tell about it!

    During her early 40s, Juli Kramer experienced severe gynecological problems with debilitating physical symptoms. Her doctor's solution was microwave treatment. Juli asked, “But aren't my symptoms telling me something?”

    Her doctor’s reply shocked her.

    Juli was told her symptoms didn't matter, and that the microwave treatment would eliminate them. This made no sense to her. (This is a girl who doesn't even microwave her food, much less her body!)

    Juli realized that her body was desperately trying to tell her that something was seriously wrong. But, all her doctor cared about was treating the symptoms instead of getting to the root cause of the problem and resolving that.

    She knew there must be a better way and she set out to find it.

    Little did she know, the answers would be found in the ancient secrets of chinese medicine.

    Today, Dr. Juli Kramer is a certified qi gong, meditation, and TCM beauty secrets instructor. She holds a diploma in Chinese Medicine Nutritional Therapy and multiple certificates in Chinese medicine. Juli also has a Ph.D. in Curriculum and Counseling Psychology.

    Her goal is to help you feel happier, look better and live longer by sharing with you the health benefits of Traditional Chinese Medicine.

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    Thrive Causemetics was born out of a friendship. Makeup artist and product developer, Karissa Bodnar, lost her dear friend Kristy to cancer at just 24 years old. Kristy’s compassionate and vivacious spirit inspired Karissa to establish Thrive Causemetics, a beauty brand and philosophy that goes beyond skin deep by empowering women.
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    • 1 hr 6 min
    403: I Got Mold Poisoning! How to Check For Toxic Mold and How to Detox Your Home and Your Body

    403: I Got Mold Poisoning! How to Check For Toxic Mold and How to Detox Your Home and Your Body

    Could toxic mold be affecting your health? Mold is a tricky thing. It’s affected people since the dawn of time – yet conventional medicine rarely addresses it. 

    But make no mistake: it is a serious issue. Mold produces mycotoxins that can drive up estrogen levels, overburden the body with toxicity and elevate inflammation – so if you’re sensitive to mold (25% of people have the gene that make them sensitive) other symptoms will appear, like frequent illness, excess allergies, exhaustion, hormonal issues, and more.

    In this episode, I share the story of discovering toxic black mold in the vents of every room in my house, getting mold toxicity poisoning after an HVAC worker left the vent covers off - exposing me to more toxic mold, and mold spores - and what I am doing about it.

    Then, I am speaking with Jenn Malecha who has her own harrowing mold toxicity story - and it is a must-listen!

    Jenn Malecha had a pretty healthy up-bringing – garden, vegetables, an active lifestyle. But when she got to college, the long hours and stress caused by studying and working crazy hours caused her health to decline. Then, at just 25 (and having never been a sun-worshipper), Jenn was diagnosed with skin cancer…
     
    She knew it had to be caused by her environment and lifestyle. Functional tests revealed that she had high oxidative stress, a clogged-up liver, and adrenal dysfunction. So she tackled all those things, and felt like herself again…until five years later.  She began gaining weight, her periods were all over the place, she had candida overgrowth and inflamed breasts. She went to experts, who were unable to tell her what was going on.
     
    One day later on she opened the cupboard near her work desk, and guess what? Black mold everywhere. The Toxic mold had been what devastated her health. Having understood what was causing these issues, she began rebalancing her health. She became the boss of her health instead of relying on doctors. She now empowers others to have that same connection with their body.
     
    Screen for Mold at Home:

    Visual contrast screening – You can take the test for just $15


    Even if you pass this test, take an at home microscopy mold test by Citrisafe. This is a small Petri dish that collects mold spores. Once sent to the lab, researchers will analyze the type of mold present in your home.

    The other test is called an ERMI test and is available from Mycometrics . This is a cloth with which you dust surfaces around your house. The cloth is then analyzed for mold – this test can be good to do because, unlike the microscopy test, it doesn’t depend on the mold spores being alive. 

     
    Getting Rid of Mold:

    Hire professionals to remove and remediate the mold (really important!)


    Clean air ducts and HVAC system.

    Buy anti-mold solution Bio-Balance. This is a natural toxin-free solution to remove mold from your home.

    Get rid of mold on your carpet and your pets – products available at www.citrisafe.com. 

    After 30 days, retest your home for mold.

    Get some functional tests done – if you’re sensitive to mold, it will trigger a chronic inflammatory response. 


    Detox Your Body and Feed Yourself Right:

    Biotoxins can make the body hyperreactive to wheat. So avoiding gluten is essential.


    Eat more natural detoxifying foods like beets, dandelion tea, grapefruit, lemon.


    Keep an anti-inflammatory diet – remove grains, dairy, soy, sugar, and processed foods from your diet.


    Run a food sensitivity test to find out which foods to stay away from.


    Check your personal care products – do they contain allergens like oats or almonds?


    Start a food journal – this will help you identify what triggers your symptoms.


    Listen to your body – tune in and see what the body is telling you rather than just trying to follow protocols.


    Think yourself healthy – mindset and health are absolutely linked.

    Make time to switch off and relax.


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    • 1 hr 35 min
    402: ESS60 for Longevity: Have Scientists Discovered the Secret to the Fountain of Youth? Chris Burres Has the Answer!

    402: ESS60 for Longevity: Have Scientists Discovered the Secret to the Fountain of Youth? Chris Burres Has the Answer!

    Some may call him a mad scientist but don't let the lab coat fool you! Chris Burres is the owner of SES Research, the first company to deliver carbon nano materials, and MyVitalC, the world's first nano antioxidant. Chris has an extensive background in a diverse range of areas including Mechanical Engineering, Comedy Improv Artist, Oil and Gas Explosives and Competitive Soccer to name a few. 

    When Chris realized a Nobel Prize-Winning chemical tested by NASA had been proven to almost double the lifespan of mammals, he decided to make ESS60 into a household item.

    He's now on a mission to help people live longer, healthier and pain-free lives one dose at a time.

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    Ready to feel more calm, connected and happier? Learn how you can easily start your own regular meditation practice with Katie Krimitsos!
    Listen now by going to WomensMeditationNetwork.com and make sure to follow and subscribe to the latest episodes on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, iHeartRadio or your favorite podcast player!

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    • 1 hr 23 min
    401: No More Diabetes: The Scientifically Proven System for Reversing Diabetes with Diet, Not Drugs with Dr. Neal Barnard, Cyrus Khambatta, and Robby Barbaro

    401: No More Diabetes: The Scientifically Proven System for Reversing Diabetes with Diet, Not Drugs with Dr. Neal Barnard, Cyrus Khambatta, and Robby Barbaro

    Current medical wisdom advises that anyone suffering from diabetes or prediabetes should eat a low-carbohydrate, high-fat diet. But today’s guests, Dr. Neal Barnard, Cyrus Khambatta, PhD, and Robby Barbaro, MPH, rely on a century of research to show that advice is misguided. While it may improve short-term blood glucose control, this type of diet also increases the long-term risk for chronic diseases like cancer, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, chronic kidney disease, and fatty liver disease.

    The revolutionary solution is to eat a low-fat plant-based whole-food diet, the most powerful way to reverse insulin resistance in all types of diabetes: type 1, type 1.5, type 2, prediabetes, and gestational diabetes.

    First up, Chef Leslie Durso and I talk to Dr. Neal Barnard, author of Dr. Neal Barnard's Program for Reversing Diabetes: The Scientifically Proven System for Reversing Diabetes without Drugs. In this interview, he shares why he got into preventative medicine and diabetes research, and the cutting edge solutions to reversing it naturally with a plant-based diet.
     
    Then, Suzy and I sat down with Cyrus Khambatta, PhD, and Robby Barbaro, MPH authors of Mastering Diabetes: The Revolutionary Method to Reverse Insulin Resistance Permanently in Type 1, Type 1.5, Type 2, Prediabetes, and Gestational Diabetes. They are here to discuss their step-by-step plan that has been proven to reverse insulin resistance-the root cause of blood glucose variability- while improving overall health and maximizing life expectancy.

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    • 1 hr 37 min
    400: Peptide Therapy: How to Lose Weight and Get Your Body Back to it's Natural Set Point by Regulating This Hormone with Gabriella Woldman

    400: Peptide Therapy: How to Lose Weight and Get Your Body Back to it's Natural Set Point by Regulating This Hormone with Gabriella Woldman

    What is peptide therapy and what does it have to do with weight-loss? What role do peptides play in improving chronic conditions, anti-aging, and longevity? Gabriella Woldman is the Director of operations and the Patient care coordinator for Alegro Health & Wellness, who is here to answer these questions, and more, on today's episode of Food Heals.

    Peptides are short-chain amino acids found naturally in the body. The GLP-1 peptide hormone that we are talking about today is produced in the small intestine. It increases the body's ability to produce insulin, inhibits glucagon, and decreases appetite, resulting in healthy and effective weight loss. It is self administered as a small subcutaneous injection which is injected into the subcutaneous fat weekly.

    Peptide therapy has been shown to assist patients with losing weight, reducing chronic pain, improving immune function, hormone regulation, cardiovascular health, and so much more.

    Today we are specifically speaking about Semaglutide and B-12 which is what Allison has been taking to lose 16 pounds in 9 weeks. We are not discussing Wegovy or Ozempic which are the brand names of this peptide. Allison has not tried those and cannot speak to their side effects, nor effectiveness.

    Learn more at Alegro Health:
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    Go to AlegroHealth.net to get started on Peptide Therapy. Be sure to mention Food Heals for an amazing special offer 🙂

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    • 1 hr 4 min

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602 Ratings

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