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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 • 593 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.

    BONUS 3: How to Conquer the Fears That Hold Us Back From Our Greatness (Part 1)

    BONUS 3: How to Conquer the Fears That Hold Us Back From Our Greatness (Part 1)

    This is Part 3 of our Wellness Entrepreneur Bonus Series. In this episode we are talking about how to overcome Imposter Syndrome and how to banish the fears that hold us back from our greatness.
    We ask, "How do I stop Imposter Syndrome from preventing me from living the life I want to live with absolute passion and purpose?"
    The answer is simple: The only way to stop feeling like an impostor is to stop thinking like an impostor.
    Let's change our mindsets today with this bonus episode!
    PLUS! Introducing the brand new Food Heals University #FoodHealsU
    If you are ready to follow your dreams and create more impact, influence, and income in 2021, join us in The Food Heals University: where wellness entrepreneurs build wellness empires. Become a Founding Member at FoodHealsU.com.

    • 31 min
    BONUS 2: Confidence Confidential: How to Overcome Imposter Syndrome and Achieve the Impossible

    BONUS 2: Confidence Confidential: How to Overcome Imposter Syndrome and Achieve the Impossible

    Do you ever feel like a fraud? Do you worry that you will be “exposed” at any moment? Have trouble accepting praise? You may be suffering from Imposter Syndrome.
    According to Psychology Today, people who struggle with imposter syndrome have an underlying belief that they are undeserving of their achievements. They feel that they aren’t as competent or intelligent or creative as others might think—and that soon enough, people will discover the truth. It It often disproportionately affects high-achievers, who find it difficult to accept their accomplishments.
    Originally referred to as “Imposter Phenomenon” the concept was first brought to public attention by Psychologists Pauline Rose Clance and Suzanne Imes in a 1978 Study, which focused on high-achieving women. They say “Despite outstanding academic and professional accomplishments, women who experience the imposter phenomenon persist in believing that they are really not bright and have fooled anyone who thinks otherwise.” 
    If you experience this feeling of being an imposter - You are not alone. Turns out 70% of us experience impostor syndrome at some point in our lives. 
    You may have found yourself asking yourself the same questions over and over.
    Who am I to start a blog, youtube channel, or podcast? Who am I to write a book, become a coach, or create an online course? Who am I to be a CEO or a Founder or an Influencer? Who am I to charge for my work? Who will listen? Who will watch? Who will care? What will people think of me?
    The truth is you have a mission and a message to share with the world. With the news and media bombarding us with negativity, why wouldn’t we as artists and creatives and visionaries and entrepreneurs want to be bombarding the world with our gifts, our passions, our creativity?
    Marianne Williamson says, “Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, 'Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?' Actually, who are you not to be?”
    Why can’t you start the next cutting edge podcast, blog or write that book? Why can't you be the CEo of a fortune 500 company? Why shouldn't you be the next YouTube or Spotify sensation? 
    The good news about imposter syndrome is that you wouldn't feel these feelings if you weren't on the precipice of greatness. If you weren't a high achiever. If you weren't following your dreams. So congratulations! You're about to step into who you are truly meant to be!
    In this episode we deep dive into identifying the role the Imposter Syndrome plays in our lives and how to overcome it and gain the confidence we need to pursue our dreams.
    If you are ready to follow your dreams and create more impact, influence, and income in 2021, join us in The Food Heals University: where wellness entrepreneurs build wellness empires. Check it out at FoodHealsU.com.

    • 26 min
    BONUS 1: Creating Health and Wealth: Lessons Learned From My Crazy Sexy Entrepreneurial Journey

    BONUS 1: Creating Health and Wealth: Lessons Learned From My Crazy Sexy Entrepreneurial Journey

    This year I blew up my life, left The City of Angels where I had lived for 15 years, sold or gave away all my possessions except what I could fit in my car and my beagle Lily and I HIT THE ROAD.

    I spent months in Florida, North Carolina, and now Tennesee. Travelled to Tulum multiple times. Spoke at conferences in New Orleans, Nashville and Costa Rica. Stayed at Air Bnbs and hotels in great cities like Palm Springs, Austin, Dallas, Savannah, and Asheville.

    3 Quick Lessons Learned on the Road:

    1. Love yourself enough to take your health, wealth, & ultimate destiny into your own hands. Never leave it up to others to determine your worth, your value, or your ability to accomplish your desires.

    2. With a laptop, ring light, portable mic, and WiFi you can work remotely from anywhere in the world. You can create impact, influence, and income for yourself, your clients, and the people who you aim to help and serve.

    3. If you stand in your power and move forward in confidence, the universe will conspire to meet you to support you.

    The #DigitalNomad#EntrepreneurLife has been crazy, sexy, challenging, and rewarding. On the latest episode of The #FoodHealsPodcast, I share how I have navigated this journey, lost everything (more than once 😱) and continued to persevere, rebuild and pivot when necessary. I hope you’ll give it a listen.

    To this day I have never had a full time job. I still dont know what I want to be when I grow up but I still believe I can be whatever I want as my passions evolve and I grow and change, I will continue to find avenues of income fueled by my passions. And I believe you can too.

    That’s why I created a monthly mastermind for wellness entrepreneurs to build wellness empires.

    Which over the past few years has grown into something greater than I ever could have imagined… a freaking online University!

    Introducing the brand new Food Heals University #FoodHealsU
    If you are ready to follow your dreams and create more impact, influence, and income in 2021, join us in The Food Heals University: where wellness entrepreneurs build wellness empires. Become a Founding Member at FoodHealsU.com.

    • 37 min
    349: Natural DIY Beauty Tips, Anti-Aging Hacks, and Getting Gorgeous From the Inside Out

    349: Natural DIY Beauty Tips, Anti-Aging Hacks, and Getting Gorgeous From the Inside Out

    Let’s face it: When it comes to choosing the right beauty products, it can be extremely overwhelming. There are thousands of products out there claiming to make us younger, ageless, and healthier. Plus, then they throw around words like “Natural,” “Organic,” and Chemical-free.” It can be hard to know where to start and what to believe.
     
    We want to choose products that work and are good for us, but we know many beauty products are filled with toxins and preservatives that can cause more harm than good! And, on the other hand, some things that we were told were “toxic” may actually be OK!
     
    Did you know...
    :
    Synthetic products may not actually always be bad for you?  Sugar consumption may be speeding up your aging process.  Or, that that slimy green stuff (algae) found in the ocean may be the secret to anti-aging from the inside out? And, that you can make the most amazing, natural face mask from things already sitting in your pantry?  
    On today’s mashup episode we are talking all things natural beauty: Beauty brands that work, DIY recipes, myth-busting, and more, to help you learn how to give your beauty routine a green and health-friendly makeover. 
     
    We have 4 amazing guests that are going to help you get beautiful from the inside out. 
     
    First up, we are talking to Sophie Uliano. She is a best-selling author, a certified nutritionist, and a 20-year veteran in the wellness space (and believe me, she doesn’t look it!) She is here to talk about those magic anti-aging serums and bust some long held beauty myths. 
     
    Next, we talk to my go-to beauty guru, Kerri Kasem who has a passion for teaching people how to be ageless and healthy. PLUS she helps us kick that sugar habit for good and start feeling and looking our best. 
     
    Then we are diving in deep with Catharine Arnston, Founder And CEO Of ENERGYbits (and her sister brand BEAUTYbits!) Catherine discovered the magical powers of algae and talks to us about its amazing immune-boosting and anti-aging properties.
     
    Finally, we are sharing Suzy and I’s favorite DIY beauty recipes for stunning skin and gorgeous gums that will have you checking yourself out in the mirror more than once today!
     
    Tune in to learn:
     
    How to use the top four most effective beauty ingredients: L-Ascorbic acid, Retinoids, Fruit Acids, Peptides What the heck is a pixel facial? The truth about synthetic ingredients Sophie Uliano’s favorite beauty brands (like Oprah's Favorite Things for your face!) The truth about rosacea and how to stop it in its tracks Do IPLs (Intense Pulsed Light) really work? What sugar is doing to set back your beauty goals What Spirulina and Chlorella can do for your health, body, and beauty The secret to growing longer thicker hair A natural facial routine that will freeze your wrinkles in their tracks (no botox needed!) How to Get glowing gums and dazzling teeth And more!


    Thank You to Our Sponsors!
     
    Ritual Protein 
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    Whether you're doing reps… or more into dog walks! Introducing, Essential Protein - here to shake things up. So, why not shake up your Ritual? To make trying something new less scary, Ritual offers a money-back guarantee if you’re not 100% in love. Plus, my listeners get 10% off during your first 3 months. Just visit ritual.com/FOODHEALS to add Essential Pr

    • 1 hr 27 min
    348: Narcissists, Sociopaths and Gaslighting: How to Get Out of an Abusive Relationship

    348: Narcissists, Sociopaths and Gaslighting: How to Get Out of an Abusive Relationship

    There is a lot of talk in pop culture and the news these days about buzzwords like narcissism, love-bombing, and gaslighting. But what do those terms truly mean? How can you know if you are in a relationship or friendship with a narcissist? What are the signs to look for? How do we get out safely? These are the questions we seek to answer on today's episode of Food Heals.
     
    I’ve brought together three Food Heals OGs: Whitney Lauritsen, Nicole Dersweh and myself, Allison Melody, who all have various experiences with narcissism. Our goal is to shed some light on what being in a narcissistic relationship means for your health, your safety, and your sanity.
     
    If you or someone you know is in an abusive relationship, please seek immediate help at: www.thehotline.org



    Tune Into Learn:
     
    The difference between a narcissist and a sociopath What the heck is gaslighting? Was Brain Laundrie a narcissist? Did Whitney see Brian and Gabby’s van when she was in Grand Teton? How to know if you're being love-bombed How to stop ignoring those pesky “red flags” How to handle a narcissist within your family What to do if you think you are in an abusive relationship Resources to help you heal And more!  
    Thank you to our Sponsors!
     
    Renude Chagaccino
    Renude launched the Chagaccino in 2018 in Alfred Coffee shop in Los Angeles on Melrose Place, one of the trendiest coffee shops in LA where you may run into a Kardashian, Harry Styles, or even Larry David on any given day. (Alli ran into Jeremy Piven there and their doggies played!) If you drink coffee everyday, why not supercharge it in both the taste and health benefits? The Chagaccino is your coffee’s new BFF with benefits! Just add one packet of the Chagaccino mix into your regular coffee or latte and transform it into an adaptogenic, superfood, mushroom-based mocha! It is delish AF, vegan, keto and has no sugar or calories!(And it’s delish!)
    Plus it’s vegan, keto, paleo friendly, gluten free, non-gmo, no artificial or natural flavors, sustainability harvested, no sugar and no junk! Visit drinkrenude.com and use the promo code FOODHEALS at checkout to get 15% off Chagaccino orders!
     
    Just Thrive Health Probiotics 
    Did you know probiotics are for our furry friends too? Introducing Best Dog Probiotic: Just Pets Probiotic: A clinically proven and powerfully effective spore probiotic to help your furry friend feel their best!

     
    I sat down with Tina Andersen, Founder of Just Thrive to find out more! When something’s wrong with your dog’s gut, you can tell.
    Smelly gas takes over the room. You pick up foul-smelling poop (much worse than usual) on your walks. Or your dog has diarrhea that’s virtually impossible to clean.
    Any of these issues point to an imbalance in your dog’s gut microbiome, the trillions of bacteria in your dog’s gut. When their gut is in healthy balance, beneficial bacteria (probiotics) vastly outnumber harmful bacteria (pathogens).
    And when your best friend’s gut is out of balance – a condition called dysbiosis, where pathogens outnumber probiotics – it can affect much more than gas and poop. In fact, it could be the source of other health and behavioral challenges. 
    Probiotics can’t work their magic if they don’t get where they need to go. And that’s where spore probiotics make all the difference for your dog’s gut microbiome.
    Unlike other forms of probiotics, Just Pets Probiotic spore probiotics were designed by nature to survive extreme temperatures and stomach acids so they always arrive in the gut alive.
    Once they reach the gut microbiome, spore probiotics activate and quickly get to work clearing out bad bacteria and encouraging the growth of new, beneficial bacteria. This rebalancing process can support the optimal health and protection of your dog’s gut, resulting in numerous health and behavioral benefits. 
    A clinical study involving healthy dogs and dogs with severe GI issues showed that a

    • 1 hr 28 min
    347: Halloween Special: Ghosts, Curses, Angels, Psychics, and More

    347: Halloween Special: Ghosts, Curses, Angels, Psychics, and More

    Do you believe in ghosts? Are curses real? What about angels and how do we talk to them? Can we help a tortured spirit cross over to the other side?

    We answer these questions and more on our latest spooky Halloween-themed episode with all my favorite peeps like Jason Wrobel, Whitney Lauritsen, Nicole Derseweh, Lisa Thomas, Roxy Flo, Laura Powers, Suzy Hardy and Elizabeth Tripp!

    Enjoy and Happy Halloween, Food Heals Nation!
    Thank you to our sponsors!
     
    Sovereignty 
    Sovereignty creates amazing supplements that will help take your workout to the next level by giving you that extra boost to get you through your workout and provide you the motivation you need to keep moving throughout the day. So, have the best day every day with Purpose Plus! Purpose Plus is their blend of CBD and CBG, and they also have 7-clinically derived ingredients with the world's best adaptogens that provide fast results.
    Can't sleep? Does the anxiety monster keep you up at night?Don't forget to check out their Dream Plus! Along with the CBD, CBG, and powerful adaptogens, Dream Plus helps you fall asleep and stay asleep longer and help heal your body from the inside out. Go to Sov.Live and use the coupon code foodheals and get 30% off your first purchase. 
     
    Renude Chagaccino
    Renude launched the Chagaccino in 2018 in Alfred Coffee shop in Los Angeles on Melrose Place, one of the trendiest coffee shops in LA where you may run into a Kardashian, Harry Styles, or even Larry David on any given day. (Alli ran into Jeremy Piven there and their doggies played!) If you drink coffee everyday, why not supercharge it in both the taste and health benefits? The Chagaccino is your coffee’s new BFF with benefits! Just add one packet of the Chagaccino mix into your regular coffee or latte and transform it into an adaptogenic, superfood, mushroom-based mocha! It is delish AF, vegan, keto and has no sugar or calories!(And it’s delish!)
    Plus it’s vegan, keto, paleo friendly, gluten free, non-gmo, no artificial or natural flavors, sustainability harvested, no sugar and no junk! Visit drinkrenude.com and use the promo code FOODHEALS at checkout to get 15% off Chagaccino orders!
     
    Timeline Nutrition
    One thing we don't talk about enough is keeping our mitochondria functioning optimally. Mitopure by my friends at Timeline Nutrition aims to slow aging and continuously looks for new ways to optimize cellular health. After years of research, Mitopure has launched a new class of nutrition that helps address age-associated cellular decline by revitalizing mitochondria and powering muscle cells. It comes in powder form, and you can mix it with your favorite plant-based yogurt or smoothie every morning. Check out TimelineNutrition.com and use the coupon code foodheals to get 10% off your first purchase. 
     
    Global Healing Center
    The mission of Global Healing is to guide you on your journey to a healthy, balanced life through cleansing, nutrition, exercise, and a happy mind. They have a global vision to create a world where everyone has the power to live healthy.
    Global Healing’s stringent manufacturing techniques are unheard of in the supplement industry, like triple-distilling water and using cold process extraction so that heat does not disrupt the raw nutrition of herbs. They extract the raw essences from herbal ingredients in our industry-leading Raw Herbal Extract™ products.
    Before anything goes to production, all ingredients are tested to ensure purity and potency. The final products are also tested with industry-leading equipment by third-party organizations. 
    Use coupon code foodheals21 to get 20% off all your supplements at www.GlobalHealing.com


    Food Freedom
    Are you ready to end emotional eating, drop the body shame, and lose the weight for good? Then, Food Freedom is for you!
    In this comprehensive 3-week course you will learn:
    The Most Effective Healing Tools For Your Emotional Healing Toolbox The EXACT Step-By-Step Process

    • 1 hr 24 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
593 Ratings

593 Ratings

JennyQ411 ,

Love learning more about healthy living!

Great interview with Dr. Group!!
I totally KNOW that you’re can heal illness with the right nutrition.
I lost half my body weight and reversed autoimmune with food & lifestyle alone!
Keep sharing the good stuff!!
Now I’m going to go look at the Global Healing Center website 🙂

Wilk of Wilk's World ,

Always satisfied!

Such value and entertaining content. Allison and her guests really bring it to the table, pardon the pun... Keep up the great work!

rachelleheinemann ,

So engaging!

Allison has this knack to provide quality information in an entertaining way. She is so easy to listen to. Highly recommend!!

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