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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 NutritionFacts.org's 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
    • 4.8 • 611 Ratings

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 NutritionFacts.org's 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.

    387: How to Reverse Baldness Naturally with a Hair Transplant: It's Cheaper and Easier Than You Think with Solopreneur Hour Host Michael O'Neal

    387: How to Reverse Baldness Naturally with a Hair Transplant: It's Cheaper and Easier Than You Think with Solopreneur Hour Host Michael O'Neal

    For many of us, our hair is an integral part of our identity. Imagine a drummer who was a member of hair bands in his youth facing rapid hair loss in his early 50’s. That was Solopreneur Hour Host’s Michael O’Neals’ story before he flew all the way to Turkey to have a hair transplant.
     
    While pharmaceutical solutions for hair loss do exist, they can have debilitating side effects such as erectile dysfunction, decreased libido, swelling in face, arms, hands, legs, or feet, dizziness,headaches, skin rashes, hives, and even male breast cancer
     
    Hair transplantation on the other hand uses your own hair follicles to regrow hair on your scalp in combination with techniques like PRP (platelet-rich plasma) which uses your bodys’ own own healing system to repair itself.
     
    In today’s episode of Food heald we will hear the riveting story of Michael’s trip to Istanbul and a natural way to regrow hair using your own hair follicles - without drugs without harsh side effects and how you can go from balding to a beautiful head of new hair too!
     
    Dr. Emrah Cinik: EmrahCinik.com
    Watch the Youtube video of Michael’s experience.
    Check out The Solopreneur Hour Podcast at SolopreneurHour.com
    Check out Michael’s  course, The Art of the Interview at  www.ArtofTheInterview.co.
    Follow Michael On Instagram at @SoloHour
     
    Thank You to Our Sponsors!  
    Thrive Causemetics
    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.
    No parabens, sulfates, or phthalates. Certified 100% vegan and cruelty-free. Right now, you can get 15% off your first order when you visit ThriveCausemetics.com/FOODHEALS
     
    Organifi
    Organifi, is a line of organic superfood blends that offers plant based nutrition made with high quality ingredients. Organifi takes pride in offering the best tasting superfood products on the market at a price that works out to less than $3 a day. You can experience Organifi’s high quality superfoods without breaking the bank.
    Go to www.organifi.com/foodheals and use code foodheals for 20% off your order.
     
    True Leaf Market
    Since 1974 True Leaf Market has been the choice of over a million growers for Heirloom and Organic garden seeds.
    True Leaf Market offers a great selection of cover crop seeds, including their all purpose garden cover crop mix: their most popular cover crop seeds for home gardeners.
    Order Online at TrueLeafMarket.com, use promo code FH15 to save 15% on cover crop seeds.
     
    Sambucol
    Sambucol is made from premium European black elderberries which are natural sources of powerful antioxidants and key vitamins like A, C, and E. They really are Nature’s superberries and help support a healthy immune system! They have syrups, gummies, chewable tablets, drink powders, capsules, and more. All of their products are vegan - except their throat lozenges which contain honey – they are all gluten free, dairy free, nut and soy free, with no artificial colors or flavors.
    Use my code FOODHEALS15 at SambucolUSA.com to get 15% off your order of $9.99 or more.
     
     

    • 1 hr 2 min
    386: Why It May Time to Get Your Testosterone Checked with Solopreneur Hour Host Michael O'Neal

    386: Why It May Time to Get Your Testosterone Checked with Solopreneur Hour Host Michael O'Neal

    Continuing on our theme of hormone health this month, Alli’s got Solopreneur Hour Host Michael O'Neal in the Nashville studio to talk about men's health and why - it might be time to get your testosterone checked!
     
    Testosterone is pivotal for multiple functions in the body like building stronger bones, creating muscle and increasing strength, facial and body hair. Testosterone increases sex drive, promotes fat burning, is required for memory and heart health, and is involved in producing red blood cells and sperm. In other words, it’s absolutely crucial for feeling our best. In today's episode Michael shares how getting his hormones balanced completely changed his life, increased his libido, and gave him the energy he needed to thrive.
     
    Stay tuned for Part 2 with Michael, where we’ll be discussing a natural way to grow back hair - drug free. PLUS - exactly how he went from balding to a beautiful head of hair. (And how you can too!)
     
    Check out The Solopreneur Hour Podcast at SolopreneurHour.com
    Check out Michael’s  course, The Art of the Interview at  www.ArtofTheInterview.co.
    Follow Michael On Instagram at @SoloHour
     
    Thank You to Our Sponsors!  
    True Leaf Market
    Since 1974 True Leaf Market has been the choice of over a million growers for Heirloom and Organic garden seeds.
    True Leaf Market offers a great selection of cover crop seeds, including their all purpose garden cover crop mix: their most popular cover crop seeds for home gardeners.
    Order Online at TrueLeafMarket.com, use promo code FH15 to save 15% on cover crop seeds.
     
    Sambucol
    Sambucol is made from premium European black elderberries which are natural sources of powerful antioxidants and key vitamins like A, C, and E. They really are Nature’s superberries and help support a healthy immune system! They have syrups, gummies, chewable tablets, drink powders, capsules, and more. All of their products are vegan - except their throat lozenges which contain honey – they are all gluten free, dairy free, nut and soy free, with no artificial colors or flavors.
    Use my code FOODHEALS15 at SambucolUSA.com to get 15% off your order of $9.99 or more.
     
    Just Thrive Health Probiotics 
    A Proven, Potent and Effective Spore Probiotic to Help You Be Your Healthier You. Guarantees survivability through the stomach & upper digestive system. Just Thrive’s breakthrough, award-winning probiotic contains the proprietary strain, Bacillus Indicus HU36®, which produces antioxidants directly in the digestive system where they can be best absorbed by your body.
    Go to www.justhrivehealth.com, use the coupon codefoodheals15, get 15% off your first order, and add a spore-based probiotic to your healing and detox routine today.
    Organifi
    Organifi, is a line of organic superfood blends that offers plant based nutrition made with high quality ingredients. Organifi takes pride in offering the best tasting superfood products on the market at a price that works out to less than $3 a day. You can experience Organifi’s high quality superfoods without breaking the bank.
    Go to www.organifi.com/foodheals and use code foodheals for 20% off your order.
     
     

    • 1 hr 8 min
    385: No More Hot Flashes! Balance Your Body with the New Science of Food, Hormones, and Health

    385: No More Hot Flashes! Balance Your Body with the New Science of Food, Hormones, and Health

    Are you plagued by hot flashes? What if there was a simple nutritional solution that ould stop hot flashes in their tracks?
    In Part 2 of of two part series, we’re covering healing your hormones, ending hot flashes, and why artificial sugar may be the culprit to many of our health issues with Dr. Neal Barnard and Nutritionist Alexa Schirm.
    First up, we've got Dr. Neal Barnard discussing his book No More Hot Flashes! The New Science of Food, Hormones, and Health. And, stay tuned because Dr. Barnard will reveal how to get relief from the most severe and troubling menopause symptoms - without drugs. 
    And finally, Nutritionist Alexa Schirm is here to talk about the hormonal effects triggered by artificial sweeteners and how to restore metabolic function and manage hormones naturally.
     
    Thank You to Our Sponsors!  
    True Leaf Market
    Since 1974 True Leaf Market has been the choice of over a million growers for Heirloom and Organic garden seeds.
    True Leaf Market offers a great selection of cover crop seeds, including their all purpose garden cover crop mix: their most popular cover crop seeds for home gardeners.
    Order Online at TrueLeafMarket.com, use promo code FH15 to save 15% on cover crop seeds.
     
    Just Thrive Health Probiotics 
    A Proven, Potent and Effective Spore Probiotic to Help You Be Your Healthier You. Guarantees survivability through the stomach & upper digestive system. Just Thrive’s breakthrough, award-winning probiotic contains the proprietary strain, Bacillus Indicus HU36®, which produces antioxidants directly in the digestive system where they can be best absorbed by your body.
    Go to www.justhrivehealth.com, use the coupon codefoodheals15, get 15% off your first order, and add a spore-based probiotic to your healing and detox routine today.
    Organifi
    Organifi, is a line of organic superfood blends that offers plant based nutrition made with high quality ingredients. Organifi takes pride in offering the best tasting superfood products on the market at a price that works out to less than $3 a day. You can experience Organifi’s high quality superfoods without breaking the bank.
    Go to www.organifi.com/foodheals and use code foodheals for 20% off your order.
     
    Sambucol
    Sambucol is made from premium European black elderberries which are natural sources of powerful antioxidants and key vitamins like A, C, and E. They really are Nature’s superberries and help support a healthy immune system! They have syrups, gummies, chewable tablets, drink powders, capsules, and more. All of their products are vegan - except their throat lozenges which contain honey – they are all gluten free, dairy free, nut and soy free, with no artificial colors or flavors.
    Use my code FOODHEALS15 at SambucolUSA.com to get 15% off your order of $9.99 or more.
     

    • 1 hr 26 min
    384: Healing Hormones, Functional Medicine, and The Truth About Progesterone

    384: Healing Hormones, Functional Medicine, and The Truth About Progesterone

    Do you suffer from PMS symptoms such as fatigue, bloating cramps, or anxiety? Do you know if your hormones are in balance?
     
    In today's two part series we’re covering all things from healing your hormones, to stopping PMS in its tracks, to never having a hot flash again, with some of our favorite doctors and nutritionists.
     
    In Part 1, Suzy and I are throwing it waaay back to our chat with functional medicine practitioner Rich Jacobs, M.S. whose mission is to put his health detective skills to the test and find the root cause of your symptoms. Stay tuned because Rich reveals how to reduce PMS in six months or less.
     
    Then, I’m talking to The Miracle of Bioidentical Hormones author Dr. Micahel Platt, about why progesterone may be the secret to healing a multitude of conditions such as hot flashes, ADHD, ADD, fibromyalgia, weight gain, and more.
     
    Then in Part 2 of this series we'll hear from Dr. Neal Barnard who I interviewed last year about his book No More Hot Flashes! The New Science of Food, Hormones, and Health (which many of you won a copy of in our last swag bag contest) And, stay tuned because Dr. Barnard will reveal how to get relief from the most severe and troubling menopause symptoms - without drugs. 
     
    And finally, Nutritionist Alexa Schirm is here to talk about the hormonal effects triggered by artificial sweeteners and how to restore metabolic function and manage hormones naturally.
     
    Thank You to Our Sponsors! Just Thrive Health Probiotics 
    A Proven, Potent and Effective Spore Probiotic to Help You Be Your Healthier You. Guarantees survivability through the stomach & upper digestive system. Just Thrive’s breakthrough, award-winning probiotic contains the proprietary strain, Bacillus Indicus HU36®, which produces antioxidants directly in the digestive system where they can be best absorbed by your body.
    Go to www.justhrivehealth.com, use the coupon codefoodheals15, get 15% off your first order, and add a spore-based probiotic to your healing and detox routine today.
    Sambucol
    Sambucol is made from premium European black elderberries which are natural sources of powerful antioxidants and key vitamins like A, C, and E. They really are Nature’s superberries and help support a healthy immune system! They have syrups, gummies, chewable tablets, drink powders, capsules, and more. All of their products are vegan - except their throat lozenges which contain honey – they are all gluten free, dairy free, nut and soy free, with no artificial colors or flavors.
    Use my code FOODHEALS15 at SambucolUSA.com to get 15% off your order of $9.99 or more.
    Organifi
    Organifi, is a line of organic superfood blends that offers plant based nutrition made with high quality ingredients. Organifi takes pride in offering the best tasting superfood products on the market at a price that works out to less than $3 a day. You can experience Organifi’s high quality superfoods without breaking the bank.
    Go to www.organifi.com/foodheals and use code foodheals for 20% off your order.
    True Leaf Market
    Since 1974 True Leaf Market has been the choice of over a million growers for Heirloom and Organic garden seeds.
    True Leaf Market offers a great selection of cover crop seeds, including their all purpose garden cover crop mix: their most popular cover crop seeds for home gardeners.
    Order Online at TrueLeafMarket.com, use promo code FH15 to save 15% on cover crop seeds.

    • 1 hr 30 min
    383: From Paul McCartney to Oprah, herself, The Sexiest Vegan Over 50, Victoria Moran, Shares Her Plant-Powered Adventures

    383: From Paul McCartney to Oprah, herself, The Sexiest Vegan Over 50, Victoria Moran, Shares Her Plant-Powered Adventures

    Listed by VegNews among the “Top 10 Living Vegetarian Authors” and voted “Peta's Sexiest Vegan Over 50” in 2016, Victoria Moran has written thirteen books including Main Street Vegan and Creating a Charmed Life. Vegan for 38 years and an obesity survivor, Victoria is the founder and director of Main Street Vegan Academy.
     
    With her Andrea Zuckerman-like style for never giving up, and Woodward and Bernstein sense of journalism, Victoria has led a fascinating life. From meeting Paul McCartney to being featured twice on Oprah, this vegan is an incredible example of what tenacity and truth can lead to in life!
     
    Victoria is one of the cofounders of the Compassion Consortium, an online Interfaith spiritual center for people who care about animals. After hosting 475 weekly episodes of the Main Street Vegan Podcast, she is about to launch The Victoria Moran Podcast: Meetings With Remarkable Women. 
     
    Thank You to Our Sponsors! Just Thrive Health Probiotics 
    A Proven, Potent and Effective Spore Probiotic to Help You Be Your Healthier You. Guarantees survivability through the stomach & upper digestive system. Just Thrive’s breakthrough, award-winning probiotic contains the proprietary strain, Bacillus Indicus HU36®, which produces antioxidants directly in the digestive system where they can be best absorbed by your body.
    Go to www.justhrivehealth.com, use the coupon codefoodheals15, get 15% off your first order, and add a spore-based probiotic to your healing and detox routine today.
    Sambucol
    Sambucol is made from premium European black elderberries which are natural sources of powerful antioxidants and key vitamins like A, C, and E. They really are Nature’s superberries and help support a healthy immune system! They have syrups, gummies, chewable tablets, drink powders, capsules, and more. All of their products are vegan - except their throat lozenges which contain honey – they are all gluten free, dairy free, nut and soy free, with no artificial colors or flavors.
    Use my code FOODHEALS15 at SambucolUSA.com to get 15% off your order of $9.99 or more.
    Organifi
    Organifi, is a line of organic superfood blends that offers plant based nutrition made with high quality ingredients. Organifi takes pride in offering the best tasting superfood products on the market at a price that works out to less than $3 a day. You can experience Organifi’s high quality superfoods without breaking the bank.
    Go to www.organifi.com/foodheals and use code foodheals for 20% off your order.
    True Leaf Market
    Since 1974 True Leaf Market has been the choice of over a million growers for Heirloom and Organic garden seeds.
    True Leaf Market offers a great selection of cover crop seeds, including their all purpose garden cover crop mix: their most popular cover crop seeds for home gardeners.
    Order Online at TrueLeafMarket.com, use promo code FH15 to save 15% on cover crop seeds.
     
    Thrive Causemetics
    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.
    No parabens, sulfates, or phthalates. Certified 100% vegan and cruelty-free. Right now, you can get 15% off your first order when you visit ThriveCausemetics.com/FOODHEALS

    • 1 hr 6 min
    382: How Warrior Mom JJ Virgin Helped Her Son Thrive When Doctors Left Him For Dead

    382: How Warrior Mom JJ Virgin Helped Her Son Thrive When Doctors Left Him For Dead

    In 2012, JJ Virgin was in a hospital room next to her sixteen-year-old son who was struck by a hit-and-run driver and left for dead. She was told by doctors that he wouldn’t last through the night and to let him go.
    With every reason to give up, JJ chose instead to invest her energy into the hope that her son would not just survive, but thrive.
    In the latest episode of Food Heals, she shares the journey of overcoming the worst moment of her life.
    It’s a story of western medicine and holistic healing modalities working together to heal a young man and a mom that wouldn’t take no for an answer.
    During this difficult time, JJ learned valuable personal lessons that helped her rebuild her life and find success and purpose in herself, her work, and teach her sons and community how to face their own obstacles and trials.
    JJ believes that inside every mother is a fierce, resilient, intuitive woman who has the ability to tap into an indomitable mindset and create heroic outcomes—for her children, her family, her community and for herself—she is a Warrior Mom! 
     
    Thank You to Our Sponsors! Sambucol
    Sambucol is made from premium European black elderberries which are natural sources of powerful antioxidants and key vitamins like A, C, and E. They really are Nature’s superberries and help support a healthy immune system! They have syrups, gummies, chewable tablets, drink powders, capsules, and more. All of their products are vegan - except their throat lozenges which contain honey – they are all gluten free, dairy free, nut and soy free, with no artificial colors or flavors.
    Use my code FOODHEALS15 at SambucolUSA.com to get 15% off your order of $9.99 or more.
    Organifi
    Organifi, is a line of organic superfood blends that offers plant based nutrition made with high quality ingredients. Organifi takes pride in offering the best tasting superfood products on the market at a price that works out to less than $3 a day. You can experience Organifi’s high quality superfoods without breaking the bank.
    Go to www.organifi.com/foodheals and use code foodheals for 20% off your order.
    True Leaf Market
    Since 1974 True Leaf Market has been the choice of over a million growers for Heirloom and Organic garden seeds.
    True Leaf Market offers a great selection of cover crop seeds, including their all purpose garden cover crop mix: their most popular cover crop seeds for home gardeners.
    Order Online at TrueLeafMarket.com, use promo code FH15 to save 15% on cover crop seeds.
     
    Just Thrive Health Probiotics 
    A Proven, Potent and Effective Spore Probiotic to Help You Be Your Healthier You. Guarantees survivability through the stomach & upper digestive system. Just Thrive’s breakthrough, award-winning probiotic contains the proprietary strain, Bacillus Indicus HU36®, which produces antioxidants directly in the digestive system where they can be best absorbed by your body.
    Go to www.justhrivehealth.com, use the coupon codefoodheals15, get 15% off your first order, and add a spore-based probiotic to your healing and detox routine today.
     

    • 1 hr 7 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
611 Ratings

611 Ratings

Josiekat7 ,

WOW!!!

I literally just found you guys by chance and have listening to a few of your latest episodes and oh my goodness!!!! 😭😭
Thank you for helping those like me who didn’t realize how important food and wellness is to your body! I just started this journey with my husband and we are so excited to take our life back! ❤️
Appreciate you ladies so much!!!

Paula Ellen ,

Aloe

My uncle had stage 4 cancer and his doctor gave him a prescription for Aloe Vera vitamins which he still takes to keep the cancer away. So for you to be censored for educating us on the healing products of Aloe is not okay. Even the medical field knows and practices using aloe.
You are amazing and thanks for educating us! Hugs 🤗

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Heal your self

This podcast gave me the courage to help me heal myself! I am so excited that I found this podcast! I learn so much each time.

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