46 episodes

Holistic nutrition, health, plant-based living for mind, body, spirit, and the planet!

The Refined Hippie therefinedhippie

    • Alternative Health
    • 5.0, 16 Ratings

Holistic nutrition, health, plant-based living for mind, body, spirit, and the planet!

    Tiny Living, Stress Management, and Healing Rheumatoid Arthritis with Katie Mickolwin

    Tiny Living, Stress Management, and Healing Rheumatoid Arthritis with Katie Mickolwin

    Ep 46: After being diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis at 13, Katie Mickolwin spent years dealing with her ailment and taking different pharmaceuticals. Eventually she discovered others who had healed their autoimmune diseases and decided to give it a try. She enrolled in the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition and began studying holistic health. Not only was she able to heal her body, but she found a new passion! On today's episode we chat with Katie about her experience having rheumatoid arthritis and how taking a holistic approach helped her body, mind, and spirit. We also chat about living tiny on Vancouver Island, yoga, meditation, and the power of connecting ones breath to movement. We get into the current waste problem, plastic, how to reduce our impact on the planet, and much more!
     
    Katie's IG: @holisticallyhumble
     
    IG: @therefinedhippie
     
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    • 1 hr 2 min
    The Plastic Problem

    The Plastic Problem

    Literally every aspect of our lives involves plastic. It's everywhere! Over 80,000 tons of plastic is thrown out every DAY just in the USA and of that only 5% ever gets recycled. The rest ends up in landfills and oceans. What type of impact is that having not only on our planet, but our bodies as well?! On this episode we explore the rise of plastic, what it is, and how we became so dependent on this synthetic moldable compound. We also chat about what it does to the ocean, animals, human bodies as well as microplastics and what we can do to help combat this environmental catastrophe. 
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    • 38 min
    Why and How I Became a Holistic Wellness Coach

    Why and How I Became a Holistic Wellness Coach

    Ep 44: My path to becoming a holistic lifestyle and wellness coach came about from my own traumatic experience of healing an autoimmune disease. After spending years exploring and learning about nutrition, gut microbiome health, and the mind-body-spirit connection, I finally had success and was healing my body. I decided to take this new knowledge and help others. Today I chat about my story, why I became a health coach, and how I made it all happen! I also chat about the podcast and my approach going forward.
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    • 44 min
    Finding a Healthy Relationship with Food, Eating Disorders, and Thyroid Health with April Duckworth

    Finding a Healthy Relationship with Food, Eating Disorders, and Thyroid Health with April Duckworth

    Ep 43: On today's episode we chat with one of my closest friends, April Duckworth, about some of her most profound life experiences. April became a vegetarian at an early age, but her relationship with food wasn't in a good place. She struggled with an eating disorder for over a decade and it wasn't until she became a plant-based vegan that her relationship with food totally shifted. However, because of those traumatic years her body still had a lot of healing to do as she dealt with thyroid problems and infertility. But just as she and her husband started looking into adoption a miracle happened, she found out she was pregnant! They now have a beautiful baby boy! She was able to overcome her thyroid issues and conceive naturally with the help of a WFPD. Her story is a perfect example of the power of a plant-based diet, hope, and being true to yourself! 

    • 1 hr
    Finding Compassion for All

    Finding Compassion for All

    I believe for situations to get better they often have to get worse. Messes have to be made and issues have to be addressed for them to ever stand a chance at getting better. Today is a quick little episode reflecting on the current state of affairs and I share my thoughts about the riots, racism, anti-racism, BLM, veganism, and finding compassion for ALL beings on this planet. I also chat about where we’ve decided to move and why! 
    IG: @therefinedhippie
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    • 29 min
    Thriving on Plants for Diabetes and Hormone Issues with Charlotte Faith

    Thriving on Plants for Diabetes and Hormone Issues with Charlotte Faith

    Chances are when someone brings up the word diabetes you can name a loved one effected by this life altering disease. That’s because we have an epidemic on our hands in America. Over 30 million people have diabetes, with 1 in 4 not even knowing they have it all! 1/3 of all adults in US have prediabetes and in just 20 short years the number of adults diagnosed has doubled. But there are different types of diabetes. Those stats are for type 2 diabetes, the lifestyle related issue. What about the other form, type 1?  Those numbers are also rising with a 3.4% increase in cases each year. The current medical paradigm is that carbs are bad for diabetes and should be avoided. But what if that thought process is wrong?! 
     
    Charlotte Faith has been living with type 1 diabetes since she was 14 years old. She followed the current medical protocol for years, low-carb and high-fat diet. However, after discovering a video created by the team of Mastering Diabetes her thought process shifted. She couldn’t believe what she saw, experts advocating the complete opposite of what she’d be told her whole life! She decided to give a try, why not!? Within just a few short weeks, her insulin dependency lessened and her blood sugar became more stable. Within in a couple of months the hormone problems she’d been experiencing also got better. 
     
    We chat about her story, when she learned she had diabetes, different things she tried, and her experience going whole food plant-based to improve her type 1 diabetes. We also discuss her hormonal issues that caused her hair to fall out, weight fluctuation, and loss of her period for 7 years. We get into the power of nutrition and the ability we all have to be truly healthy and happy! 
     

    Charlotte’s IG: @iamcharlottefaith
     
    Charlotte’s website: www.fashionfaithfood.com
     
    The Refined Hippie IG: @therefinedhippie
     
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    • 1 hr 22 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
16 Ratings

16 Ratings

GardenOfLouise ,

Laugh, cry & learn!

I am a mother and wife. Recently, have felt the growing responsibility of feeding my household.sometimes I just want to give up and throw whatever is easy in the oven. This podcast reminds me why it is so important to not give up on using plants in your diet. Through people’s stories to solely informative episodes I have found “The Refined Hippie” podcast so inspiring and encouraging!!! A must if you’re also plant curious and want to learn more about the power of plants!!!! ✌️🌱

Elizabeth Kuntz ,

Passionate and professional

This podcast is extremely interesting and informative! You can really hear how passionate and excited Rebecca is about natural health and veganism. Her insight on various topics is very professional and knowledgeable. She has so much to offer and I cannot wait to listen to more podcasts in the future!

AprilDawnB ,

Excellent and Inspirational!

This podcast has so much valuable information on how to live a whole food plant based lifestyle. Rebecca is extremely knowledgeable, and her guests share personal and inspirational stories. I highly recommend this podcast for everyone, even if you are already plant-based, as there is something new to be learned within every episode!

April D.

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