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A podcast for feminist menstruators who want to manage their health naturally, and supernaturally, through nutrition, herbalism, and intuitive expansion, using science and the moon as your guides. Hosted by Kristen Ciccolini, holistic nutritionist and founder of Good Witch Kitchen.

The Lunar Body Kristen Ciccolini

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.2 • 45 Ratings

A podcast for feminist menstruators who want to manage their health naturally, and supernaturally, through nutrition, herbalism, and intuitive expansion, using science and the moon as your guides. Hosted by Kristen Ciccolini, holistic nutritionist and founder of Good Witch Kitchen.

    Answering Your Questions!

    Answering Your Questions!

    The final episode of the season is a special Q+A episode about nutrition, menstrual health, intuitive eating, hormones, and more. I answer the following questions:
    Is protein-combining worth considering when it comes to your nutrition?Why am I so depressed before my period?How do you deal with burnout, particularly from work?Do you have any recommendations for working with or healing PCOS?If you don’t ovulate, which phase of your cycle are you technically in? How can I track my cycle if the temperature is off from thyroid issues and inconsistent sleep?When it comes to intuitive eating, I have a hard time with the “food police” principle. That voice is hard to get rid of. Do you have any suggestions on how to focus on that?How can one manage hormone changes that affect your food intuition especially during menstruation or as we age?This episode is supported by the Academy of Culinary Nutrition's 2022 Culinary Nutrition Expert Program. Read my review here, or head straight to the program page and sign up for an info session.
    Listener perk: Get $100 off Cycle Magic, a cycle-syncing course for menstrual misfits, with the code LUNARLOVE — EXPIRES MAY 11, 2022.
    View all podcast listener perks here.

    Referenced in this episode:
    Virtual workshopsMindfulness and Mental Health: Part 1Mindfulness and Mental Health: Part 2Pomodoro TimerLetsGetChecked lab testing: 30% off with code GOODWITCH30Period PowerPerimenopause PowerSupport the show

    • 41 min
    Creating Your Herbal Practice

    Creating Your Herbal Practice

    Society is returning to nature after being bombarded for decades with so many pills for every ill and much of our culture causing us to be out of sync with the world around us. Developing an herbal practice for yourself can help you cultivate a deeper connection with your body and with Earth's natural cycles. In this episode, we talk about different ways you can develop a stronger relationship with plants and some tips and resources for creating your own herbal practice.

    Listener perk: Get $100 off Cycle Magic, a cycle-syncing course for menstrual misfits, with the code LUNARLOVE — EXPIRES MAY 11, 2022.
    View all podcast listener perks here.

    This episode is supported by the Academy of Culinary Nutrition's 2022 Culinary Nutrition Expert Program. Read my review here, or head straight to the program page and sign up for an info session.

    Referenced in this episode:
    NowAge TravelAlexis Nikole Nelson on TikTokPlantSnapBoston herb shops: Cambridge Naturals + Artemisia BotanicalsEpisode 26: Plant Wisdom With Miranda AponteEpisode 27: What's In Your Underwear?BooksWild Urban Plants of the NortheastHealing Teas: A Practical Guide to the Medicinal Teas of the WorldThe Herbal Medicine Maker’s HandbookInvasive Plant Medicine Recipes From the Herbalist’s KitchenBody into Balance: An Herbal Guide to Holistic Self-CareThe Herb BookBrandsWooden Spoon Herbs: Anxiety Ally + Rose-Colored GlassesIMBY: Rose Cardamom Hot CacaoRasa (get 15% off with code GOODWITCHKITCHEN)Commonwealth Center for Holistic Herbalism Herbal Study TipsHerbal Community Care ToolkitHolistic Herbalism PodcastMountain Rose HerbsHandpicked list of herbal schoolsHerbal RadioYouTube channelBlogSupport the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/kristenc)

    • 30 min
    Overcoming Intuitive Eating Roadblocks With Tomesha Campbell

    Overcoming Intuitive Eating Roadblocks With Tomesha Campbell

    Intuitive eating is a gentle approach to health and life that prioritizes feeling good in your body. It helps you cultivate a much more relaxed relationship with food, but the process isn't always easy. It takes time and patience, and a lot of work to unlearn and reframe diet culture messaging we've learned over the years.

    Weight-inclusive health coach Tomesha Campbell joins me to talk about how you can work through some common roadblocks that people typically come across when trying to adopt an intuitive eating lifestyle.

    Tomesha Campbell is an experienced health coach, speaker, and blogger. She is driven by the desire to support women to break up with the scale and develop a positive body image through a weight-inclusive approach to health. Tomesha's journey with weight and body image has been a long one, but it's taught her that health is about so much more than weight. Tomesha has been featured on Autoimmune Wellness, the SPI Blog, and Boston While Black. She currently resides in Watertown, MA with her dog, Penny Deena.

    Listener perk: Get $100 off Cycle Magic, a cycle-syncing course for menstrual misfits, with the code LUNARLOVE.
    View all podcast listener perks here.

    Referenced in this episode:
    Intuitive Eating by Evelyn Tribole and Elyse ReschThe Intuitive Eating Workbook by Evelyn Tribole and Elyse ReschRobin Mallery's chocolate mindfulness exercisePodcast: Eating and the Enneagram with Health Coach Tomesha CampbellThe Enneagram of Eating by Ann Gadd10 Principles of Intuitive EatingTomesha's websiteHow you can work with me:
    Apply to work with me 1:1Enroll in the Cycle Magic cycle-syncing courseCheck out my virtual workshopsKeep in touch!
    Website
    Instagram
    Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/kristenc)

    • 46 min
    Kitchen Witch Basics

    Kitchen Witch Basics

    If you’re wondering whether or not you can be a kitchen witch, there’s no initiation, there’s no gatekeeper, no certification or exam. You are one if you decide to be one!

    I talk a lot about eating intentionally — thinking about how you want to feel and choosing foods that align with that goal. It’s about being present and empowered with your food choices.
    But there is another type of way that we can eat intentionally, and that’s with kitchen witchery. This is choosing food for its magical or energetic properties. Making magic out of your meals, and incorporating food into your rituals.
    We’ll talk about:
     how to read a recipeessential kitchen itemsdifferent ways you can infuse your energy and intentions into your mealsmy favorite books for going furtherrituals to try to get startedFREE GUIDE: Syncing With the Moon for a Better Flow
    View all podcast listener perks here.
    Referenced in this episode:
    Eating as a Spiritual PracticeSharpening your knife with a mugPotions With Purpose workshopLizzie Arden on TikTokSalt, Fat, Acid, Heat by Samin NosratHow to Cook Everything + How to Cook Everything: The Basics by Mark BittmanThe Vegetarian Flavor Bible by Karen PageThe Green Witch by Arin Murphy-HiscockThe Book of Kitchen Witchery by Cerridwen GreenleafWicca in the Kitchen by Scott CunninghamThe Good Witch's Guide by Shawn Robbins & Charity BedellBlackthorn's Botanical Brews by Amy BlackthornSelf-Love Potion recipeKitchen Witch Rituals How you can work with me:
    Apply to work with me 1:1Enroll in the Cycle Magic cycle-syncing courseCheck out my virtual workshopsKeep in touch!
    Website
    Instagram
    Virtual Tip Jar
    Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/kristenc)

    • 27 min
    What It's Like to Work With an Online Nutritionist

    What It's Like to Work With an Online Nutritionist

    Are you the kind of person who gets nervous going to a place and not knowing the parking situation? Or you walk into a restaurant and *gasp* have to find the bathroom on your own? We love a roadmap in this house. Here's a handy guide to finding, vetting, and hiring an online nutritionist.

    Referenced in this episode:
    Be There in Five - Hun For The Money (MLM & Insta Coaching Deep Dive)Open Path Healing Arts Collective (for clients / for practitioners)Academy of Culinary NutritionHow you can work with me:
    Apply to work with me 1:1Enroll in the Cycle Magic cycle-syncing courseCheck out my virtual workshopsKeep in touch!
    Website
    Instagram
    Virtual Tip Jar
    Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/kristenc)

    • 26 min
    Self-Hypnosis With Jenka Gurfinkel

    Self-Hypnosis With Jenka Gurfinkel

    When people were looking for ways to connect early in the pandemic, my friend Jenka came up with a brilliant way to bring a physical experience into the virtual realm. In this episode, we discuss her guided wellbeing experiences and her journey into hypnosis after using it to heal her chronic back pain.

    Jenka Gurfinkel is a Principal User Experience Designer at athenahealth, a network of more than 160,000 providers and 110 million patients. She is also the founder of SPA x HOME guided wellbeing experiences. SPA x HOME began as Jenka's quarantine birthday party and has since grown into a social self care ritual shared by people all over the world. Through the SPA x Jenka combines digital tools with ancient healing practices to design experiences that relax, inspire, and transform. Jenka writes and speaks about how technology design affects public health and is fascinated by the exploration of health as a medium for creativity.

    Listener perk: Get $100 off Cycle Magic, a cycle-syncing course for menstrual misfits, with the code LUNARLOVE.
    View all podcast listener perks here.

    Referenced in this episode:
    Healing Back Pain: The Mind-Body Connectionby John E. Sarno, MDSuggestible You: The Curious Science of Your Brain's Ability to Deceive, Transform, and Heal by Erik VanceSPA x HOMEInstagram: @spaxhome How you can work with me:
    Apply to work with me 1:1Enroll in the Cycle Magic cycle-syncing courseCheck out my virtual workshopsKeep in touch!
    Website
    Instagram



    Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/kristenc)

    • 57 min

Customer Reviews

4.2 out of 5
45 Ratings

45 Ratings

exmaterialgirl ,

Inspiring me to keep an open mind

I’m a medical scientist but love the idea of tapping into my intuition and growing my understanding of myself to make my life better. Kristen strikes the perfect balance of witchy fun and content that teaches us a lot. I really like how she makes it “ok” to be curious about spirituality without feeling stupid about even looking into it in the first place.

sammyhammysamm ,

AMAZING

Kristen’s podcast is so full of information in a way that is kind, holistic, and easy to digest. Kristen is so intelligent and conveys information so well. I highly recommend this podcast!!

calissa t ,

Best Podcast

I just started diving into this podcast about a week ago and have almost listened to every single episode! I love love love it!! Thank you for this piece of podcast gold! ✨

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