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Is it possible to live an eco-friendly lifestyle when you're on a budget? Is it normal to have a painful period? How do I know if my skincare products are “safe”? What foods should I eat to support my hormones? How can I reduce my exposure to harmful chemicals? Welcome to The Wise Consumer podcast with Madeleine Wisecup! The show that answers all these questions and more!

With the help of the experts -- I am talking scientists, toxicologists, endocrinologists, cosmetic chemists -- you’ll get knowledge and know-how to your most pressing health concerns and sustainability questions, straight from the source.

This is a space where I, Madeleine, do the heavy lifting so you don’t have to - a space where you can incrementally evolve, live a more mindful life and do good for yourself, your family and the planet in the process. This is where we can let it all hang out (TMI is most welcome!) with like-minded warriors and women wanting to nourish our bodies and grow gradually without comparison or conditions.

Join me every week as we explore mindful and healthy living tips, tricks and takeaways to create the kind of slower, sustainable life you’ve been craving. This is our space, our corner of the world where we feel good to do good. Together.

Subscribe wherever you get your podcast and make sure to connect with me at http://www.thewiseconsumer.com and on instagram @thewiseconsumer

The Wise Consumer Madeleine Wisecup

    • Health & Fitness
    • 5.0 • 26 Ratings

Is it possible to live an eco-friendly lifestyle when you're on a budget? Is it normal to have a painful period? How do I know if my skincare products are “safe”? What foods should I eat to support my hormones? How can I reduce my exposure to harmful chemicals? Welcome to The Wise Consumer podcast with Madeleine Wisecup! The show that answers all these questions and more!

With the help of the experts -- I am talking scientists, toxicologists, endocrinologists, cosmetic chemists -- you’ll get knowledge and know-how to your most pressing health concerns and sustainability questions, straight from the source.

This is a space where I, Madeleine, do the heavy lifting so you don’t have to - a space where you can incrementally evolve, live a more mindful life and do good for yourself, your family and the planet in the process. This is where we can let it all hang out (TMI is most welcome!) with like-minded warriors and women wanting to nourish our bodies and grow gradually without comparison or conditions.

Join me every week as we explore mindful and healthy living tips, tricks and takeaways to create the kind of slower, sustainable life you’ve been craving. This is our space, our corner of the world where we feel good to do good. Together.

Subscribe wherever you get your podcast and make sure to connect with me at http://www.thewiseconsumer.com and on instagram @thewiseconsumer

    How (and why) this Latinx Entrepreneur Created a Low-Waste, “Clean,” Luxury Lipstick Brand to Empower Women

    How (and why) this Latinx Entrepreneur Created a Low-Waste, “Clean,” Luxury Lipstick Brand to Empower Women

    Frustrated by the lack of options for "clean" luxury lip care that exceeded her standards of quality, efficacy, and sustainability, Gabriela Navejas, along with her co-founder Geoffrey Christiansen, decided to create her own brand of eco-friendly, luxury lipstick. After two years of trial and error, the team’s female chemist finally achieved a "clean" beauty coup d'etat: Mānuka honey rich goodness synthesized with a tsunami of safe and sustainably-sourced ingredients. And thus, Madame Gabriela was born!

    • 48 min
    5 Simple Ways to Reduce Food Waste & Live More Sustainably with The Zero-Waste Chef

    5 Simple Ways to Reduce Food Waste & Live More Sustainably with The Zero-Waste Chef

    Do you ever look at your trash at the end of the week and feel a bit guilty because of all the plastic packaging and food waste you created? Looking for simple tricks, tips, and ideas on how you might be able to reduce your food waste and single-use packaging without feeling overwhelmed?

    If you answered yes to any of these questions then you'll absolutely want to tune-in to my conversation with cookbook author, blogger, fermenter and sourdough baker Anne-Marie Bonneau, The Zero-Waste Chef.

    • 59 min
    Brain Health 101: How Nutrition and Lifestyle Can Improve Brain Health & Why it Matters

    Brain Health 101: How Nutrition and Lifestyle Can Improve Brain Health & Why it Matters

    Join me as I explore how best to nourish, protect, and support your brain's health with Dr. Annie Fenn, founder of The Brain Health Kitchen.

    • 1 hr 3 min
    4 Big Reasons Food Advocate, Bettina Siegel, Believes it's Challenging to Feed Our Kids Healthier, Unprocessed Foods

    4 Big Reasons Food Advocate, Bettina Siegel, Believes it's Challenging to Feed Our Kids Healthier, Unprocessed Foods

    If you’re a parent or soon-to-be parent looking for tools, insight, and tips on how to feed your kids more healthfully in this highly processed world or simply interested in food policy and nutrition, then you’re going to love this conversation with children's food advocate and author of "Kid Food: The Challenges of Feeding Children in a Highly Processed World," Bettina Siegel!

    • 57 min
    How One “Crazy” Dream Led This Entrepreneur To Create a Socially-Conscious Beauty Brand to Empower Indigenous Youth

    How One “Crazy” Dream Led This Entrepreneur To Create a Socially-Conscious Beauty Brand to Empower Indigenous Youth

    Meet Jenn Harper, an Anishinaabe-Canadian and the founder of Cheekbone Beauty, a socially conscious cosmetic brand that empowers and brings hope to indigenous youth. 

    We covered a lot of ground in this conversation -- from Jenn’s challenges with addiction, her grandmother's traumatic experience in the Residential School System, and the impact of intergenerational trauma, to creating a socially-conscious cosmetic brand that empowers and brings hope to the next generation of Indigenous youth.

    • 55 min
    PFAS 101: What are PFAS, are they harmful, and can we avoid them?

    PFAS 101: What are PFAS, are they harmful, and can we avoid them?

    What are PFAS chemicals? Are they harmful? And if so, what actions can we take to reduce our exposure to theses “forever” chemicals?

    Here to answer some of these questions, is Mike Schade, the Campaign Director for Mind the Store. Mind the store, a program of Toxic-Free Future, challenges the nation's leading retailers to transform the marketplace away from hazardous chemicals, such as PFAS, toxic flame retardants, phthalates, and others, towards safer alternatives.

    • 58 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
26 Ratings

26 Ratings

Rerye1 ,

Brain Health Go-To Episode

Super-impressed at the amount of science-based research that went into this. Awesome job!

Sekenny ,

Gets right to the source!

I love how deep Madeleine goes into each topic to really get to the source. In a world where there’s so much information (and misinformation) coming at you, it’s nice to have a trusted source to get info from

Stephanie 2021 ,

Love, Love, Love!

Madeleine, the host of The Wise Consumer and the expert guests offer so much insightful advice and information. Her passion and research behind each topic is highly appreciated. Like a conversation with a best friend, her humor along with her vulnerability places you at ease on embarrassing conversations we should all be having. Definitely recommend this podcast to all women!

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