7 episodes

Welcome to Nourishing Conversation, a brand new podcast building connections within the health & wellness community in the South of France and Beyond. Our mission is to bring together like-minded individuals who share our passion for healthy and balanced living, by nourishing the mind, body, soul and the planet.
Nicole is a journalist with a background in holistic nutrition and a certified Culinary Nutrition Expert, and Christine is a registered nutritional therapist and Pilates and Barre instructor. Christine is also a specialist in natural hormone health. Together, we will discuss important nutrition, ways to stay healthy and balanced (balance includes fun and enjoyment!) while interviewing people who have created businesses in the field.
From organic microgreens to Kombucha and biodynamic wine to healthy desserts, we'll bring you a fascinating group of natural entrepreneurs!
Have a topic you'd like us to discuss or someone to recommend we interview? Let us know! Send an email to: NourishingConversation@gmail.com


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Nourishing Conversation with Nicole & Christine Nicole Ruskell

    • Health & Fitness

Welcome to Nourishing Conversation, a brand new podcast building connections within the health & wellness community in the South of France and Beyond. Our mission is to bring together like-minded individuals who share our passion for healthy and balanced living, by nourishing the mind, body, soul and the planet.
Nicole is a journalist with a background in holistic nutrition and a certified Culinary Nutrition Expert, and Christine is a registered nutritional therapist and Pilates and Barre instructor. Christine is also a specialist in natural hormone health. Together, we will discuss important nutrition, ways to stay healthy and balanced (balance includes fun and enjoyment!) while interviewing people who have created businesses in the field.
From organic microgreens to Kombucha and biodynamic wine to healthy desserts, we'll bring you a fascinating group of natural entrepreneurs!
Have a topic you'd like us to discuss or someone to recommend we interview? Let us know! Send an email to: NourishingConversation@gmail.com


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    Homeopathy for Kids with Julia Edgely

    Homeopathy for Kids with Julia Edgely

    In this episode, we speak with Homeopath Julia Edgely and her ABC Method for helping parents learn the signs and symptoms of different illnesses in their children and how the correct use of homoeopathy can prevent the need for antibiotics.*
    Julia Edgely practices in Mouans-Sartoux, France and her program is available on her website at https://www.juliaedgely.com/.
    You can follow her on Instagram @juliahomeopath
    Our intro and the final music were produced by 06 Média. If you would like to realise an audio-visual project for yourself or your business, contact Samal at: https://sam.al or, 06 Media: https://06.media.
    *This show is for informational purposes only, always consult your doctor before making any changes.

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    • 51 min
    Ozone Therapy with Nicky Andre

    Ozone Therapy with Nicky Andre

    Ozone is much more than a layer of gas protecting the earth! It can help our body detoxify from all sorts of nasty invaders, from mould to viruses, heavy metals and more. We speak with Nicky Andre of Riviera Ozone about what Ozone therapy is, how it helps the body, how to safely administer it and what she has seen with her patients.
    We also learn about the PEMF mat, a Pulse Electro-Magnetic Frequency mat that is used in conjunction with the Ozone for a full-body healing treatment. Invented by Nicola Tesla, perfected by NASA, and indispensable for top athletes, this is a particularly fascinating tool!
    Remember, this is an educational chat; always speak with your doctor before trying anything.
    If you are in the South of France, you can find Riviera Ozone at their clinics in Antibes and Roquefort-les-Pins.
    For more information, visit the website:
    www.rivieraozone.com
    Our intro and the final music were produced by 06 Média. If you would like to realise an audio-visual project for yourself or your business, contact Samal at: https://sam.al or, 06 Media: https://06.media

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    • 44 min
    Making Kombucha with Joris Bebin

    Making Kombucha with Joris Bebin

    **This episode was filmed on location and is best enjoyed watching on YouTube! You can view it here: https://youtu.be/8jYsSp2TIPk **
    Today we take you inside Riviera Kombucha, a small, 100% organic and local Kombucha maker in the small city of Grasse, France.
    Do you know what Kombucha is? Or why it is good for your health? We speak with the maker, Joris Bebin about all this and more and enjoy a tasting at a local cafe.
    Joris is adamant about sourcing his ingredients locally -except for the tea- and that often includes neighbour's yards! He very poetically told us: “Behind each ingredient that I use there is always a story with men, women, a garden, a little secret place, little paradises, beautiful landscapes, varieties of rare or forgotten fruits. It's like a kaleidoscope of small journeys around us.”
    Riviera Kombucha can be found at the following locations in the South of France:
    - Grasse : L'Arrosoir - café, Camélia - Ice cream and patisserie,
    - Les délices d'Auril - Ice cream
    - Cannes : Copenhaguen Café - coffee & tea, Papilla - Ice cream, Panier
    - Bulk health food stores throughout the Riviera
    - Antibes : Nomads Coffee, Côté terroir - restaurant, Chez Amélie - restaurant and coffee
    - Mougins : Fou'd'bio - food truck
    - Nice : 21 Paysans - restaurant and deli, Hug café, Les parleuses - coffee and books, Alter'natives - restaurant and epicerie
    If you can get to Grasse, stop by the Riviera Kombucha workshop at:
    8 Bd Victor Hugo, 06130 Grasse
    This episode looks a bit different! The very kind, Samal Shrikant of 06 Media, did the filming and editing of this episode. What do you think? Leave a comment below if we should continue with live, filmed visits.
    If you would like to realise an audio-visual project for yourself or your business, contact Samal at: https://sam.al or, 06 Media: https://06.media
    #kombucha #FrenchRiviera #healthdrinks #guthealth

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    • 22 min
    Breathwork with Barbara Basalgete

    Breathwork with Barbara Basalgete

    Did you know that how you breathe affects your health? From anxiety to digestion and even asthma, learn all about breathwork with Barbara Basalgete.
    A trauma informed yoga and breathwork instructor based in Nice, Barbara tells us how yoga and breath helped her through asthma and let her return to running. We cover running, anxiety, digestion, trauma release, burnout, and getting back in touch with your body with a grounding breath exercise.
    We also cover juicing, veganism, flexitarianism and more!
    You can find Barbara on Facebook at Barbara Yoga and on Instagram @barb4ra_yoga.
    Her English yoga classes are held at
    Art Yoga Studio
    11 Rue Defly, 06000 Nice
    #breath #yoga #asthma #traumarelease #FrenchRiviera #Nice

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    • 1 hr 7 min
    Healing Honey

    Healing Honey

    Local, raw honey has innumerable health benefits, including helping with pollen allergies. But did you know that honey fraud is rampant and that most grocery store honey contains very little - if any - honey at all!
    In this episode, Nicole & Christine chat with local beekeeper, Suzie Ravier, about honey, health, propolis, bee pollen, and the dwindling bees that make it.
    How do we protect our pollinators?
    Why is honey so good for us?
    How is it made and how do we find real honey?
    Learn about all this and more!
    To view the shocking video on honey fraud that we discuss, "Produits de Merde", click here (in French):
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gVECGSBrX7M&t=3188s

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    • 52 min
    Super Spirulina!

    Super Spirulina!

    Episode 2: Super Spirulina with Damien Stephan
    The protein of the future and the most nutrition-packed food on the planet with the highest concentration of protein and iron of any food, it’s no wonder NASA and ESA are studying these blue-green algae for farming on Mars. We discuss all the nutritional benefits of consuming spirulina, including how it’s the planet's highest source of protein and iron, numerous amino acids and potent antioxidants. Spirulina is the true fountain of youth!
    We interview Damien Stephan of “Spirulina Côte d’Azur”, a farmer in Grasse, France who makes the most delicate, pleasant-tasting spirulina pellets either of us have ever tasted. Learn what it is, how it's made and what it can do for your energy levels.
    Remember, this is purely educational and you should always speak with your doctor before starting a new diet regime.
    Where to buy Spirulina Côte d'Azur 
    Directly from the farm: www.spirulinacotedazur.com
    Or call Damien at +33 (0)7 83 04 08 35 to arrange a pick-up or large order. 
    Le Marché de nos collines 
    9 route d'Opio, Maison du Terroir
    06650 Le Rouret
    https://www.lemarchedenoscollines.fr/
    lemarchedenoscollinesdurouret@gmail.com

    Images:
    Aztec Spirulina:
    https://twitter.com/recordbioenergy/status/928186076124020736/photo/1 
    Phycocyanin:
    By Mitchso - Data from PDB entry 5MJM, figure generated in Pymol., CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=67735770
    Chlorella: 
    Microalgae. CSIRO, CC BY 3.0 , via Wikimedia Commons
    link: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:CSIRO_ScienceImage_10697_Microalgae.jpg
    Spirulina:
    Kaori Kamata, Zhenzi Piao, Soichiro Suzuki, Takahiro Fujimori, Wataru Tajiri, Keiji Nagai, Tomokazu Iyoda, Atsushi Yamada, Toshiaki Hayakawa, Mitsuteru Ishiwara, Satoshi Horaguchi, Amha Belay, Takuo Tanaka, Keisuke Takano & Masanori Hangyo, CC BY 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons
    link: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Observation_of_a_right-handed_Spirulina.jpg 




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    • 53 min

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