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Flourish and feel alive in mind, body and soul - the Greek way! Join radio personality Kiki Vale on Kefi L!fe, a podcast that will enlighten listeners to discover ways to prosper in life and seize moments. The energy and essence of our episodes is to lead you to a life where all is well- Ola Kala! Take care of the body through nutrition and movement. Cultivate the mind through thought and discussion. Nourish the soul through prayer, passion and “philotimo” – one of my favorite Greek words, and one that is uniquely Greek; it describes a way of life; the spirit of duty and doing what’s right and honorable even when difficult. Each week, Kiki will begin her episode with a logo, or word, to help harmonize your mind, body and soul. Kefi, another formidable word, bringing joy, passion & soul to the podcast, will combine with the tenets of wellness. Like a true Hellene, Kiki will share recipes, storytelling, commentary, expert interviews, all of which lean upon the knowledge and wisdom learned at the table of her Greek ancestors, philosophers and from leading doctors specializing in Integrative Medicine. Kiki is a graduate of the school of Integrative Nutrition. Tune in each week to build on a life of Ola Kala – All Is Well. NOTE: This podcast is for informational and educational purposes only. None of the information should be construed as medical advice. Users are encouraged to seek professional medical assistance for any significant health-related matters.

Kefi L!fe Kiki Vale

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Flourish and feel alive in mind, body and soul - the Greek way! Join radio personality Kiki Vale on Kefi L!fe, a podcast that will enlighten listeners to discover ways to prosper in life and seize moments. The energy and essence of our episodes is to lead you to a life where all is well- Ola Kala! Take care of the body through nutrition and movement. Cultivate the mind through thought and discussion. Nourish the soul through prayer, passion and “philotimo” – one of my favorite Greek words, and one that is uniquely Greek; it describes a way of life; the spirit of duty and doing what’s right and honorable even when difficult. Each week, Kiki will begin her episode with a logo, or word, to help harmonize your mind, body and soul. Kefi, another formidable word, bringing joy, passion & soul to the podcast, will combine with the tenets of wellness. Like a true Hellene, Kiki will share recipes, storytelling, commentary, expert interviews, all of which lean upon the knowledge and wisdom learned at the table of her Greek ancestors, philosophers and from leading doctors specializing in Integrative Medicine. Kiki is a graduate of the school of Integrative Nutrition. Tune in each week to build on a life of Ola Kala – All Is Well. NOTE: This podcast is for informational and educational purposes only. None of the information should be construed as medical advice. Users are encouraged to seek professional medical assistance for any significant health-related matters.

    15. Summer Metabolism Makeover

    15. Summer Metabolism Makeover

    15. Summer Metabolism Makeover






    This week, Kiki continues her interview with Registered Dietician, Colleen Coffey.


     


    Today's Lexi: 


    Μεταβολισμός — Meta-vol-ee-zmos (Metabolism)


    In this episode: 


    If you want to lose weight this summer and sustain that weight loss, consider the Metabolism Makeover program, which supports weight loss by increasing calorie burn and the metabolism. Colleen Coffey explains the Four Factors of Eating and introduces her brand-new program called GLOH.  GLOH assists with the anti-inflammatory diet. On that subject, how does inflammation sneak into your body, and which 2 symptoms should you be aware of that may be a result of inflammation?


     


    Today's Ola Kala Moment:


    Kiki explores the importance of slowing down!





    Resources:


    TheNutritionAddiction.com

    CoffeyNutrition.com

    MM waitlist

    GLOH waitlist

    Colleen on Instagram (@colleencoffey.rdn)

    The GLOH on Instagram (@thegloh)

    How to contact Colleen: email (colleen@coffeynutrition.com) or book a free 20-minute discovery call


    Cilantro Lime Smoothie Recipe : 


    1/2 handful of cilantro

    1-2 inches ginger

    1/4 cup pineapple

    2-3 tbsp chia seeds

    1 cup coconut water

    Juice of 1/2 lime

    1 handful spinach (optional)


    Throw it all in a blender until ingredients are smooth.


    Pour into glass and drink health into your body!


     


    Credits:


    Music: Spiro Dussias


    Graphic Designer: Susan Jackson O’Leary


     


    This episode made possible in part by:


    The Law Offices of Liston & Tsantilis —  Ranked #1



    https://www.ltlawchicago.com


    and


    Kingdom Farms Whole Sale Meats



    https://www.kingdomfarms.com


     


    This podcast is for informational and educational purposes only. None of the information should be construed as medical advice. Users are encouraged to seek professional medical assistance for any significant health-related matters.

    • 18 min
    14. The Relatable Dietician

    14. The Relatable Dietician

    14. The Relatable Dietician



    Meet Colleen Coffey, Registered Dietician.  She brings science and evidence to the art of eating!





     


    Today's Lexi: 


    Θρέψη — Threp-see (Nutrition)


    In this episode: 


    This week, a fresh look at eating knowledgeably with the Relatable Dietician, Colleen Coffey. In this first of a three-week series on Nutrition Programs, you will get to know Colleen and learn that when your menu involves science, you are sure to live well and balanced. Her degree and masters in dietetics ensures that you will be taught the optimal way to eat leading you to an optimal way to live. 


    Cooking the right foods could lead you to a positive body image.


    Let’s make food less stressful and get over the fear of calories.  Time to embrace food as energy!





    Colleen Coffey


     


    Today's Ola Kala Moment:


    Your Ola Kala Moment brings 6 actionable tips to stay accountable with your weight and health. 


    Resources:


    CoffeyNutrition.com

    MM waitlist

    GLOH waitlist

    Colleen on Instagram (@colleencoffey.rdn)

    The GLOH on Instagram (@thegloh)

    How to contact Colleen: email (colleen@coffeynutrition.com) or book a free 20-minute discovery call


    Credits:


    Music: Spiro Dussias


    Graphic Designer: Susan Jackson O’Leary


     


    This episode made possible in part by:


    The Law Offices of Liston & Tsantilis —  Ranked #1



    https://www.ltlawchicago.com


    and


    Kingdom Farms Whole Sale Meats



    https://www.kingdomfarms.com


     


    This podcast is for informational and educational purposes only. None of the information should be construed as medical advice. Users are encouraged to seek professional medical assistance for any significant health-related matters.

    • 16 min
    13. Balance, Food, Life & Attitude

    13. Balance, Food, Life & Attitude

    13. Balance, Food, Life & Attitude



     


    Today Kathy Napleton of NOURISHED reveals the 7th and 8th core principles of Wellness. In our last episode in this series, you discover that moderation in all things leads to a sound mind in a healthy body. 





     


    Today's Lexi: 


    Παν μετρεον αριστον — Pan metron ariston (All things in moderation)


    In this episode: 


    This week’s episode concludes the 8 Core Principles of Wellness Series with Kathy Napleton of NOURISHED. The final 2 principles are moderation/balance and faith. The rule of thumb for good health is not too much of any one thing coupled with avoiding deficiency. Did you know that the American diet is deficient of numerous nutrients and vitamins? Additionally, we will learn the number one enemy of disease. AND - find out how to alkalize the body while eliminating toxins.  


    Thank you, Kathy Napleton of NOURISHED, for teaching us how to thrive in the kitchen and in our world. 





    Kathy Napleton


     


    Today's Ola Kala Moment:


    Today’s Ola Kala Moment is steeped in faith. Kiki shares some practical routines to fortify your faithfulness and work to acquire a peaceful mind. 


    Resources:


    Spices, herbs, salad dressings and more are available at NOURISHED in Hinsdale, IL

    10 Healthy Herbs & Spices

    Nourished.com

    Nourished on Instagram (@nourishedhinsdale)


    Credits:


    Music: Spiro Dussias


    Graphic Designer: Susan Jackson O’Leary


     


    This episode made possible in part by:


    The Law Offices of Liston & Tsantilis —  Ranked #1



    https://www.ltlawchicago.com


    and


    Kingdom Farms Whole Sale Meats



    https://www.kingdomfarms.com


     


    This podcast is for informational and educational purposes only. None of the information should be construed as medical advice. Users are encouraged to seek professional medical assistance for any significant health-related matters.

    • 15 min
    12. The Benefit of Diet and Exercise

    12. The Benefit of Diet and Exercise

    12. The Benefit of Diet and Exercise



     


    Is there a secret to cooking well?  And what do the healthiest people on the planet eat? Kathy Napleton has some answers for you! 





     


    Today's Lexi: 


    Διατροφή — Dia-tro-fi (Diet)


    In this episode: 


    Today Kiki is happy to welcome back Nourished Founder and Natural Wellness Chef, Kathy Napleton, to touch upon the 5th and 6th core principles of Wellness.  Our diet can be a real source of real health, and the more you move the more likely you are to enjoy a healthy body. 


    One particular reminder is the importance of your blood, also known as the life of the flesh. Movement, as you will learn, fosters the movement of blood and therefore carry nutrients throughout the body.  PLUS, REBOUNDING is all the rage when you want movement to be easy and fun. Nasa has done significant research on rebounding, and you will want to try it. The YouTube video below explains:


    The Real Benefit of Rebounding Exercise - Dr. Eric Berg DC


    Today's Ola Kala Moment:


    As you begin the beautiful journey of cooking, you will need to get that kitchen ready. Today’s Ola Kala takeaway lists the tools you will need to be successful your sacred cooking and eating space. 


    Resources:


    Two of my favorite ingredients to nourish myself include spinach and dill. Please enjoy the Quick Spinach Sauté and Greek Tzatziki Sauce recipes compliments of Nourished Table and Kitchen.

    Nourished.com

    Nourished on Instagram (@nourishedhinsdale)








    Credits:


    Music: Spiro Dussias


    Graphic Designer: Susan Jackson O’Leary


     


    This episode made possible in part by:


    The Law Offices of Liston & Tsantilis —  Ranked #1



    https://www.ltlawchicago.com


    and


    Kingdom Farms Whole Sale Meats



    https://www.kingdomfarms.com


     


    This podcast is for informational and educational purposes only. None of the information should be construed as medical advice. Users are encouraged to seek professional medical assistance for any significant health-related matters.

    • 15 min
    11. Essentials of Rest & Air

    11. Essentials of Rest & Air

    11. Essentials of Rest & Air: 8 Core Principles of Health and Wellness Continued



     


    Rest and air — not a luxury but a life necessity. Babies are great teachers!






    Repair mode can happen while resting in the fresh air.


    Pictured here Kiki catching a catnap in mountains of Armenistis, Ikaria. 


     


    Today's Lexi: 


    Ξεκουρασου — Xekourasou (Rest)


    In this episode: 


    This week, Kathy Napleton, Nourished founder and Wellness Chef, shares the 3rd and 4th principles of Health and Wellness, which are rest and fresh air.  Feed your body with oxygen, open your windows and maximize the hours of sleep which put you into repair mode!  The Blue Zones are excellent when it comes to putting these principles to work. Kiki had the opportunity to visit one of the Blue Zones: Ikaria, Greece. Longevity and wellness is not a myth but a way of life in Ikaria.  





    Kathy Napleton, CNC: a firm believer in the value of rest and air.  Get yours today!


     


    Today's Ola Kala Moment:


    Your Ola Kala Moment includes fun and natural ways to disinfect your home with DYI (Do It Yourself) recipes. You would be surprised at the power of baking soda and vinegar. The more you utilize homemade cleaners and fresheners the more you will seek them!!


    Resources:


    Nourished.com

    Nourished on Instagram (@nourishedhinsdale)


    Credits:


    Music: Spiro Dussias


    Graphic Designer: Susan Jackson O’Leary


     


    This episode made possible in part by:


    The Law Offices of Liston & Tsantilis —  Ranked #1



    https://www.ltlawchicago.com


    and


    Kingdom Farms Whole Sale Meats



    https://www.kingdomfarms.com


     


    This podcast is for informational and educational purposes only. None of the information should be construed as medical advice. Users are encouraged to seek professional medical assistance for any significant health-related matters.

    • 15 min
    10. Introduction to 8 Core Principles of Health and Wellness

    10. Introduction to 8 Core Principles of Health and Wellness

    10. Introduction to 8 Core Principles of Health and Wellness



     


    A bright and refreshing look at the first 2 principles of Wellness: Sunshine and Water. 






    Nourished Table & Home: The place to engage in cooking for the sake of wellness!


     


    Today's Lexi: 


    Λιακάδα — Lia-ka-da (Sunshine)


    In this episode: 


    This week, Wellness Chef and Founder of Nourished Table and Home expounds upon the first 2 of the 8 Core Principles of Health and Wellness: Sunshine and Water. 


    What is the doctor in the sky? How much time do you need in the sun and how much time do we need to create harmony with it?  Additionally, learn how to seize the hours of power, plus Kathy will distill the essentials of your body’s need for water.  Interestingly, there is an optimal time to drink water, listen to find out when.


    Today's Ola Kala Moment:


    Today, be Ola Kala when you mindfully practice healthy and safe sun protocols. Kiki lists a few non-toxic sunscreens and takes a looksee at how nature’s gold contributes to a youthful glow! 





    Kiki absorbing the rays of sunshine on the Greek island of Santorini.


    Resources:


    Nourished.com

    Nourished on Instagram (@nourishedhinsdale)


    Sweet potatoes are rich in B vitamins, vitamin C and vitamin D.  Support your well-being with Kathy Napleton’s delicious SUPER FOOD SWEET POTATO recipe - see below or download here!








    Credits:


    Music: Spiro Dussias


    Graphic Designer: Susan Jackson O’Leary


     


    This episode made possible in part by:


    The Law Offices of Liston & Tsantilis —  Ranked #1 Since 2010



    https://www.ltlawchicago.com


    and


    Kingdom Farms Whole Sale Meats



    https://www.kingdomfarms.com


     


    This podcast is for informational and educational purposes only. None of the information should be construed as medical advice. Users are encouraged to seek professional medical assistance for any significant health-related matters.

    • 15 min

Customer Reviews

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11 Ratings

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Short & Sweet

Perfect dose of wellness with each episode of Kefi Life! Kiki Vale blends something old with something new, sharing people, places, and things to bolster our mind, body, and soul with what it takes to live a vibrant life!

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Wonderful Podcast!!!!!

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