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Being hailed as “Sex and the City for Food,” The Food Heals Podcast brings together experts in the fields of physical, mental, emotional and spiritual health to teach you the best-kept natural secrets to being a hotter, healthier, happier YOU!

The Food Heals Podcast is hosted by Allison Melody, author of the book, Food Heals: Physical, Emotional & Spiritual Stories to Nourish Your Soul and Transform Your Health.

This sexy, savvy show provides friendly advice on a variety of issues including the healing power of nutrition, choosing the best natural health and beauty products, the benefits of a plant-based diet, and so much more!

At Food Heals, we believe that the body is designed to heal itself when given the tools it needs to do so. Tune in to Food Heals to stop outsourcing your health to others and finally take your health back into your own hands! Available on iHeartRadio, Spotify, Apple Podcasts or wherever you listen to your podcasts!

Past notable Food Heals Podcast guests include Gabby Bernstein, John Salley, JJ Virgin, Dr Neal Barnard, Kerri Kasem, Hal Elrod, Sophie Uliano, Michael Greger, Lori Harder, Joe Cross, Sahara Rose, Kip Andersen & Keegan Kuhn, Leslie Durso, Dr. Joel Kahn, Jasmine Leyva, Dr. Stephen Cabral, Whitney Lauritsen, Ben Greenfield, Josh Trent, Kimberly Van Der Beek, John Lee Dumas & Kate Erickson Dumas, Jason Wrobel, Dr. McDougall, and many more!

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Being hailed as “Sex and the City for Food,” The Food Heals Podcast brings together experts in the fields of physical, mental, emotional and spiritual health to teach you the best-kept natural secrets to being a hotter, healthier, happier YOU!

The Food Heals Podcast is hosted by Allison Melody, author of the book, Food Heals: Physical, Emotional & Spiritual Stories to Nourish Your Soul and Transform Your Health.

This sexy, savvy show provides friendly advice on a variety of issues including the healing power of nutrition, choosing the best natural health and beauty products, the benefits of a plant-based diet, and so much more!

At Food Heals, we believe that the body is designed to heal itself when given the tools it needs to do so. Tune in to Food Heals to stop outsourcing your health to others and finally take your health back into your own hands! Available on iHeartRadio, Spotify, Apple Podcasts or wherever you listen to your podcasts!

Past notable Food Heals Podcast guests include Gabby Bernstein, John Salley, JJ Virgin, Dr Neal Barnard, Kerri Kasem, Hal Elrod, Sophie Uliano, Michael Greger, Lori Harder, Joe Cross, Sahara Rose, Kip Andersen & Keegan Kuhn, Leslie Durso, Dr. Joel Kahn, Jasmine Leyva, Dr. Stephen Cabral, Whitney Lauritsen, Ben Greenfield, Josh Trent, Kimberly Van Der Beek, John Lee Dumas & Kate Erickson Dumas, Jason Wrobel, Dr. McDougall, and many more!

    485: Doctors Gone Rogue 4: Prescribing Plants Over Pills: Holistic Heart Health with Dr. Joel Kahn and Honoring the Legacy of Dr. John McDougall

    485: Doctors Gone Rogue 4: Prescribing Plants Over Pills: Holistic Heart Health with Dr. Joel Kahn and Honoring the Legacy of Dr. John McDougall

    In our final episode of the "Doctors Gone Rogue" series, we’re paying tribute to a true legend in the field of holistic medicine. Today, we honor the remarkable legacy of Dr. John McDougall, who passed away last month. I'm also excited to feature the incredible work of Dr. Joel Kahn, known as "America’s Healthy Heart Doc." Both are plant-based doctors who believe in food as medicine.

    First up, let’s talk about Dr. Joel Kahn. Dr. Kahn transitioned from traditional cardiology to holistic practices after experiencing the profound benefits of a plant-based vegan diet himself. Believing in the power of nutrition for heart health, he now focuses on non-traditional diagnostic tools and prevention tactics. This interview feels more like a night at the Laugh Factory than a conversation with a cardiologist! Dr. Kahn’s blend of facts and humor had us in stitches as we covered topics like nutrition, longevity, sex, stress, and “how not to die!”

    Next, we turn our attention to the beloved Dr. John McDougall. A physician and nutrition expert, Dr. McDougall dedicated his life to teaching the power of a whole-food, starch-based diet in preventing and reversing chronic diseases. His journey began after a massive stroke at age 18, which led him to embrace holistic, plant-based nutrition as a path to true healing.

    Dr. McDougall’s legacy is monumental. He founded the renowned McDougall Program, authored best-selling books, and passionately advocated for dietary therapy as a cornerstone of health. His impact on the medical community and the lives of countless patients is immeasurable.

    On June 25th, Dr. McDougall’s daughter, Heather McDougall, announced his passing. Dr. McDougall leaves behind quite the legacy, and we re-play this interview to honor that legacy today.

    So, let’s dive into this special episode, the final episode of the "Doctors Gone Rogue" series, honoring the legacies of Dr. Joel Kahn and Dr. John McDougall. These two plant-based doctors are living proof of the healing power of nutrition. They have bucked the traditional route of medicine and truly embody the notion that food heals.


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    484: Doctors Gone Rogue 3: Honoring the Mavericks in Herbology, Holistic Healing, & Traditional Medicine

    484: Doctors Gone Rogue 3: Honoring the Mavericks in Herbology, Holistic Healing, & Traditional Medicine

    Today we honor the Mavericks in Herbology, Holistic Healing, & Traditional Medicine.

    In this limited series, we’re diving into the stories of the game changers—the outcasts and outliers who dared to think differently. They went against their traditional training and faced skepticism from their peers. But their persistence paid off. Their patients healed, their families thrived, and they themselves found renewed health.

    These are their stories. Stories of courage, innovation, and the relentless pursuit of healing. Join us as we celebrate the doctors who dared to go rogue and, in doing so, changed the landscape of medicine forever.

    This is episode three of "Doctors Gone Rogue" on the Food Heals Podcast. 

    Dr. Bill Rawls
    Meet Dr. Bill Rawls, MD, a fourth-generation physician who bucked tradition after facing a personal health crisis with Lyme disease. Realizing the limitations of conventional medicine, he discovered the healing power of herbs and embraced integrative health. Now a leading expert, Dr. Rawls shares his knowledge through his book, The Cellular Wellness Solution, helping others transform their health with science-backed herbal therapies. His journey from crisis to advocate for natural wellness is truly inspiring.

    Learn more about Dr. Bill Rawls at RawlsMD.com. And my interview with Dr.Rawls was so good, that we made it a two-parter. Listen to two full episodes on episodes 427 and 428 of Food Heals.

    Dr. Gil Kajiki
    Meet Dr. Gil Kajiki, a chiropractor and Certified Functional Medicine Practitioner who revolutionized the treatment of hypothyroidism and Hashimoto’s Autoimmune Thyroid without pharmaceutical drugs. When his wife's health deteriorated and conventional medicine failed her, Dr. Kajiki discovered natural solutions through supplements, lifestyle changes, and diet. Now, at the Valley Thyroid Institute, he helps patients worldwide overcome thyroid issues drug-free, inspired by his wife's journey to wellness.

    Learn more about Dr. Gil Kajiki at www.DrKajiki.com. Listen to the full episode with Dr. Gil Kajiki on episode 398 of Food Heals.

    Dr. Angela DeBord Henriksen 
    Meet Dr. Angela DeBord Henriksen, a board-certified physician who transformed her approach to medicine by embracing holistic health. When a misdiagnosed patient improved dramatically through dietary changes rather than pharmaceuticals, Angela realized the profound impact of nutrition on health. Now, she passionately helps patients heal and prevent disease by focusing on root causes and empowering them to make healthier food choices, embodying the philosophy that "food heals."

    Learn more about Dr. Angela DeBord Henriksen Angelamd.com. Listen to the full episode with Dr. Angela on episode 75 of Food Heals.

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    • 1 hr 41 min
    483: Doctors Gone Rogue 2: Highlighting the Trailblazers in Gynecology, Cancer Healing, & Chiropractic Care

    483: Doctors Gone Rogue 2: Highlighting the Trailblazers in Gynecology, Cancer Healing, & Chiropractic Care

    Today we are highlighting the innovators, the misfits, and the rebels. Last time, you heard us celebrating the change-makers in naturopathy, holistic veterinary care, and traditional Chinese medicine. In episode two of our "Doctors Gone Rogue" limited series, we’ll highlight the trailblazers in gynecology, cancer healing, and chiropractic care.

    This is episode two of "Doctors Gone Rogue" on Food Heals.

    Dr. Wendie Trubow
    Meet Dr. Wendie Trubow, who left traditional medicine behind after being diagnosed with celiac disease to embrace root cause medicine. As a functional medicine gynecologist, she now focuses on finding and treating the root causes of health issues, helping women detox and optimize their well-being. Driven by her own battles with mold and metal toxicity, Dr. Trubow brings compassion and expertise to her thriving practice at Five Journeys. She’s also the co-author of Dirty Girl: Ditch the Toxins, Look Great, and Feel Freaking Amazing! That's why she's a doctor gone rogue. 

    Learn more about Dr. Wendie Trubow at FiveJourneys.com. Listen to the full episode with Dr. Wendie Trubow on episode 370 of Food Heals.

    Dr. Vickers
    Next up, Meet Dr. Patrick Vickers, who made history by stepping up to continue the legacy of Dr. Max Gerson after Charlotte Gerson's passing. As the creator of the Advanced Gerson Therapy Protocol, he revolutionized cancer and degenerative disease treatment by combining natural medicine with Gerson's principles. Chronicled in documentaries like The Truth About Cancer, Dr. Vickers' innovative approach offers a patient-centric, effective alternative to traditional treatments, solidifying his place as a pioneer in natural medicine. That's why he's a doctor gone rogue. 

    Learn more about Dr. Patrick Vickers and how you can do The Gerson protocol at home at GersonClinic.com. Listen to the full episode with Dr. Vickers on episodes 352 & 353  of Food Heals.

    Dr. Haley
    Finally, Meet Dr. Michael Haley, a chiropractor who defied conventional wisdom by using aloe vera to heal patients when traditional medical establishments claimed it wouldn't work. Known as "Organic Mike," he’s revolutionizing treatments for cancer and other conditions with his nutrient-rich, raw aloe vera gel. Dr. Haley's approach defies traditional methods and delivers remarkable results, proving that sometimes the best remedies come straight from nature.That's why he's a chiropractor gone rogue. 

    Learn more about Dr. Haley at HaleyNutrition.com. Listen to the full episode with Dr. Haley on episode 358 of Food Heals.

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    • 1 hr 48 min
    482: Doctors Gone Rogue 1: Celebrating the Change-Makers in Naturopathy, Holistic Veterinary Care, & Traditional Chinese Medicine

    482: Doctors Gone Rogue 1: Celebrating the Change-Makers in Naturopathy, Holistic Veterinary Care, & Traditional Chinese Medicine

    Today we celebrate the innovators, the mavericks, and the rebels who went rogue. 
    In the words of Steve Jobs, “Here's to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers. The round pegs in the square holes. The ones who see things differently. They're not fond of rules. And they have no respect for the status quo. You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them. About the only thing you can't do is ignore them. Because they change things. They push the human race forward. And while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius. Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do.”
    That iconic quote by Steve Jobs perfectly captures the essence of our new limited series, "Doctors Gone Rogue." These are the trailblazers who saw beyond the confines of traditional medicine. They believed in the body’s incredible ability to heal itself when given the right tools and environment.

    Dr. Edward Group
    Meet Dr. Edward Group, a chemist on the path to becoming a heart surgeon who realized that allopathic medicine treated symptoms but not the root cause. After losing both parents to cancer, he shifted his focus to holistic health, founding Global Healing to help people heal naturally.

    Listen to the full episode with Dr. Edward Group on episode 346 of Food Heals. Plus use coupon code foodheals10 to save 10% off your supplements or any of the cleanses Dr. Group talked about on this episode at GlobalHealing.com.

    Dr. Marty Goldstein
    Next up, Meet Dr. Marty Goldstein, a pioneering veterinarian who bucked the traditional system to revolutionize pet health care. Faced with rising cancer rates in even young animals, he ditched traditional methods for a mix of herbs, vitamins, and acupuncture. Now, he's improving and extending the lives of pets other vets had given up on.

    Learn more about Dr. Marty at DrMartysPets.com. And my interview with Dr. Marty was so good, that we made it a two-parter. Listen to two full episodes with Dr. Marty Goldstein on episodes 439 and 440 of Food Heals.

    Dr. Juli Kramer
    Finally, Meet Dr. Juli Kramer, who defied conventional medicine when her doctor suggested microwaving her body to treat her severe gynecological problems. Unsatisfied with merely treating symptoms, Juli sought a deeper solution and discovered the healing power of Traditional Chinese Medicine.

    Learn more about Juli at RadiantShenti.com. Listen to the full episode with Juli Kramer on episode 404 of Food Heals.

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    • 2 hr 12 min
    481: Reversing IBD and Healing the Gut Naturally: Solutions and Success Stories with Josh Dech

    481: Reversing IBD and Healing the Gut Naturally: Solutions and Success Stories with Josh Dech

    Do you struggle with IBD or severe IBS? Constant pain and chronic fatigue? Always worrying about where the bathroom is? Medication dependence? Being unable to enjoy food? Then this episode is for you.
    Approximately 1.6 million Americans currently have IBD, an increase of about 200,000 since the last time the CCFA reported this figure in 2011. And these are just the reported cases, so the actual number is much higher.
    The truth is that medications don’t fix IBD. But my guest today does.
    Josh has perfected what he calls The Gut Health Solution. His proven process works so well that even doctors have said, “That’s impossible!”
    Today's guest, Josh Dech, shares exactly how and why it IS possible. Josh is an ex-paramedic, holistic nutritionist, medical lecturer, and physician’s consultant for IBD and other complex digestive diseases. He lives in Calgary, Alberta, and works with clients all over the world to help them naturally repair their gut and stay healthy.
    Learn more at https://gutsolution.ca/.

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    • 1 hr 4 min
    480: Why Sickness is Good Business and The History of Healthcare (Red Pill Revolution Part 3)

    480: Why Sickness is Good Business and The History of Healthcare (Red Pill Revolution Part 3)

    In the last two episodes of Food Heals, we introduced you to Dr. Jeremy Ayres and John Gusty, the authors of The Red Pill Revolution: Exposing The Illusion and Hidden Agendas. Today, you'll hear a reading from Chapter 8 of their book, entitled, "Dis-ease"
    In this episode, you'll learn how even health, one of the most sacred human rights, has been corrupted by the System.
    Ask anyone from any country if people are healthier or sicker than fifty years ago, and the answer is always "Sicker!" Chronic diseases like heart disease, diabetes, obesity, cancer, and mental health issues are skyrocketing, even in developing countries adopting modern lifestyles.
    There's no question that modern humanity is getting sicker. This suggests two things: our current way of living is causing more health problems, and modern medicine is not effectively treating chronic conditions. These points are hard to dispute, but could this situation be deliberate?
    Why would anyone want to cause or allow widespread illness? And why offer ineffective medical treatments? The answer lies in the System, which benefits from our sickness. It turns out, sickness is good business.
    Next up, Chapter 8 of The Red Pill Revolution. Get the book on Amazon and join the membership at NaturallyBetter4you.com.

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    • 1 hr 6 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
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613 Ratings

Paula Mulamula ,

The best to ever do it!

She walks her talk and talks her walk if you know what i mean. Shes one of the realest and her passion can be seen. She makes me want to try Vegan and get my lifestyle right 💜

hgreen83 ,

So inspiring

Love hearing the expert advice on the show!!
Thank you 🙏🏻 😊❤️

Justin T Schenck ,

Helping you live well

Allison does an amazing job hosting this show, asking the tough questions, and exploring how you can use food to heal yourself. I was honored to be a guest where your audience is totally locked in and ready for more!

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