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I work with moms who want to be fit and toned, WHILE balancing family life and their career! Have you tried other fitness programs, 6 week challenges, or fad diets? You may have lost weight or got results… but did it LAST? As a working mom I know first hand how hard it can be, which is why I’ve created this podcast to help you be a Bomb Mom!


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I work with moms who want to be fit and toned, WHILE balancing family life and their career! Have you tried other fitness programs, 6 week challenges, or fad diets? You may have lost weight or got results… but did it LAST? As a working mom I know first hand how hard it can be, which is why I’ve created this podcast to help you be a Bomb Mom!


    Total Transformation With Eve Guzman | BM 66

    Total Transformation With Eve Guzman | BM 66

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    How can hitting rock bottom lead to a serious spark for personal transformation? What can you do to make these serious changes stick in your daily routine? Why is following an exercise routine 80% better than following it 100%?

    In this podcast episode, I speak with Eve Guzman about losing weight twice and her total transformation journey.

    Meet Eve Guzman

    Eve Guzman, is an internationally-acclaimed nutritionist, business coach, public speaker, and PEOPLE Magazine ‘Half Their Size’ ambassador who has personally lost more than 150 pounds. She is the owner of the G-Transformation Academy where she helps women ditch fad diets, lose weight, and eat real food without being restricted. Eve Guzman is the founder of the Macro Mentorship Program, a macro nutrition certification + business coaching mentorship where she turns personal trainers, health coaches, and nutritionists into macro experts, increases their re-sign rates, builds their confidence with nutrition coaching, streamlines their client management systems while scaling their businesses.

    Visit her website. Connect on Instagram.

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    In This Podcast


    * The point of no return

    * What makes it stick?

    * Switching meal plans for science

    The point of no return

    Everyone gets to a time in their lives where they hit the point of no return: the moment in their life where they realize that they are going down the wrong path, and they are jolted into taking sincere action to make meaningful change.

    For Eve, this moment took the form of elastic-band jeans.

    I was going to have to wear those because all of the size 24s didn’t even fit anymore … this was before [because] I think now some of the sizes go up to 28 even, but [back then] size 24 was it. I couldn’t get into anything, but the pull-on jeans and I was like “I’m in my twenties and I’m not wearing this shit”. (Eve Guzman)

    This moment is a crucial one for anyone in their lives, whether it is about giving them the courage to quit the job they do not enjoy, or to seriously get on track with their health and fitness and to get their vitality and physical health back into shape.

    In many ways, reaching rock bottom can be a powerful moment that will propel you to really take action, if you let it.

    What makes it stick?

    In order to see real and long-term change, it is important to have stable and sustainable goals that you can follow, even if you can follow it 80% of the time.

    That means no crazy diet fads, no quick fixes, no six-week programs: it is finding the balance between food and fitness that works for you and your body in a way that allows you to push yourself but that does not harm your health. 

    I focused on hitting the goal 80% of the time so if I had hiccups here and there that slowed it down a little, it was better than completely stopping the breaks, feeling guilty for a week and then restarting again. (Eve Guzman)

    Switching meal plans for science

    My journey went from all of those crazy things to calorie tracking and then I progressed to macro tracking … so you know following a caloric deficit of calorie-based program … and when you focus on the quality of where those calories are coming from, your body composition changes unbelievably.

    • 36 min
    Things That Matter Are Work! Functional Medicine with Dr. Aaron Hartman | BM 65

    Things That Matter Are Work! Functional Medicine with Dr. Aaron Hartman | BM 65

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    Is functional medicine more effective than conventional medicine? Just how important is your diet and lifestyle to your health? How can biohacking unlock your fitness potential?

    In this podcast episode, I speak with Dr. Aaron Hartman about functional medicine, why it’s so important and we discover what biohacking is.

    Meet Dr. Aaron Hartman

    Dr. Hartman’s journey with functional medicine started when he & his wife adopted their first daughter from foster care. She has cerebral palsy & countless dietary issues. They went from specialist to specialist and, even as a physician, he felt let down & confused. His daughter’s health struggles forced him to confront an uncomfortable realization: Our current healthcare system doesn’t have all the answers.

    His wife, however, refused to give up hope. She ultimately pointed him to functional medicine. His daughter & other two kids began to thrive. After years in family practice, he felt called to make a dramatic shift. He now helps patients identify leverage points in key areas of their lifestyle & health that harness their body’s remarkable power to heal and begin living the vibrant life they deserve.

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    In This Podcast


    * What is functional medicine?

    * Start from the ground up with your health

    * Biohack your health

    What is functional medicine?

    Functional medicine has different names. It’s basically a science-based integrative approach that uses all the literature available to individualize care for a person. (Dr. Aaron Hartman)

    The main difference between conventional medicine and functional medicine is that conventional medicine is protocol-driven; it focuses on minimizing and treating symptoms and dispensing the appropriate medication. On the other hand, functional medicine focuses on the root cause of the problem and works to heal or treat the root cause, not only the symptoms that come up.

    … people are realizing that protocol-driven healthcare is not the way to go, they want individualized care, and they want access to literature as it comes out, not waiting 15 or 20 years for a community of experts to say “this is how we practice medicine”. People don’t realize that those standards of care [form] the lowest common denominator. (Dr. Aaron Hartman)

    Start from the ground up with your health

    A vast majority of chronic diseases and ailments can be prevented through diet and lifestyle alone. This means that the food that you eat and the activity that you do with your body have a direct influence on your health. This is why when you are thinking and talking about your health, you need to start from the ground up.

    So all of a sudden, the biggest [mover] for your health is not to find the smartest doctor in the room, [take] the newest drug, [try] the newest technology – it’s the basics. (Dr.

    • 47 min
    The Father of Fats and Total Sexy Health with Udo Erasmus | BM 64

    The Father of Fats and Total Sexy Health with Udo Erasmus | BM 64

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    How much do you know about the necessity of healthy fats? What does health really mean, in both a body and a spiritual sense? How can you create true wellness that reaches right from within you out into the universe?

    In this podcast episode, I speak with Udo Erasmus, the father of fats and sexy health.

    Meet Udo Erasmus

    Udo Erasmus is the founder of Udo’s Choice products, found in Whole Foods and health food stores worldwide. Udo first pioneered FlaxSeed Oil after a deep research as a result of being poisoned by pesticides.

    He also invented the machinery and method to bring healthy oils to the marketplace. Udo is an acclaimed author, speaker, and expert on TOTAL SACRED HEALTH. This 8 step process considers all the elements of whole health, including our mental health, presence and awareness, life energy and being in harmony with nature and humanity.

    Udo is a presenter at Tony Robbins and Deepak Chopra’s events. He has sold over 250,000 copies of his books.

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    In This Podcast


    * Oils for Dummies

    * 8-step process to creating Total Sexy Health

    * 3 essential things

    Oils for Dummies

    The research summarized says: ‘when you increase omega 3s in your diet, provided they’re not damaged and don’t have too much toxin in them, you can improve virtually every major degenerative condition of our time.’ That’s the summary. (Udo Erasmus)

    Some other benefits of including omega 3s in your diet are that they:

    * Help strengthen your bones because omega 3 carries minerals into your bones.

    * If you take a tablespoon of a blended oil like Udo’s oil per 50 pounds of body weight once a day – in food or spread out over the course of the day – within a month, your stamina when exhausted in physical activity, can go up 40%-60% on average.

    * Omega 3 oils increase levels of oxygen in the body, which means that you can recover levels of oxygen in your body after increased activity.

    * Omega 3 oils increase your oxidation rate which is how your energy is made in the body.

    There are other benefits you can enjoy with the consumption of the right balance of oils:

    * Your skin is improved by retaining moisture better

    * Your reflexes are sharper

    * Sleep becomes deeper

    * You build muscle faster and lose them slower

    What they found out in studies is [that] every child gets less omega 3s than the previous child [in utero], each child [born] depletes the mother further and they think it is the reason why women get, 2 – 15 times more frequently, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue, depression, collagen loss, inflammation and autoimmune diseases than men do, because men never get pregnant, so they don’t need to have as much or convert as much. (Udo Erasmus)

    Therefore, women need to make sure they receive a reliable source of both omega 3 and 6 fatty acids for their health and for the health of the children if they get pregnant.

    8-step process to creating Total Sexy Health

    There are different steps to wellness and true health that Udo discusses,

    • 45 min
    Everything You Want To Know About Cannabis with John Malanca | BM 63

    Everything You Want To Know About Cannabis with John Malanca | BM 63

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    Do you know the different types of cannabis? Are you aware what endocannabinoids are? Do you know what their benefits are?

    In this podcast episode, I speak with John Malanca about cannabis.

    Meet John Malanca

    Through a family hardship in 2011, John and his wife Corinne founded United Patients Group (UPG), a trusted resource and leader in medical cannabis information and education for patients, physicians, pharmacists, governments, and organizations, both domestically and internationally. UPG also acts as a virtual hand for patients and their loved ones struggling with chronic and terminal illnesses by helping them navigate through this ever-changing industry. To date, John enjoys a healthy lifestyle of mind, body and spirit. John believes in a compassionate approach to Health and Healing and has dedicated his career to alleviating pain and suffering. In October 2017, John was faced with terrible heartache. His best friend, his wife, his business partner, but, most of all, his soulmate, Corinne Malanca, passed away from cancer. She was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer at the end of June 2017. John continues his work in the medical cannabis arena in honor and loving memory of his beautiful wife, Corinne Malanca.

    Visit his website. Connect on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Podcast and Instagram.

    In This Podcast


    * Introducing cannabinoids

    * Different types of cannabinoids and what they do

    * How active, healthy people can incorporate cannabis into their lifestyle

    * How to figure out what combination of cannabinoids to use for treatment

    Introducing Cannabinoids

    We all as humans / mammals have an endocannabinoid system that was discovered in the early 90’s. This system craves cannabinoids. You don’t have to be high to have the benefits of this plant. There are 140 different cannabinoids in the cannabis plant. Each of these have different feelings in our bodies. For example, THC gives you a psycho-active effect. But, when fighting cancer, THC has been proven to kill cancer cells and it helps with pain. Despite this (and many other benefits), cannabis has been banned for over 80 years. It’s important to note though, that cannabis isn’t the golden ticket that heals everything, but it can help. Another cannabinoid, CBD, has reported success with epileptic seizures. So, you need to find the right cannabinoid for you.  

    When it comes to dosage, you need to be sure of the right amount to administer and how often as well. More is not better. In fact, it’s ok to stop to give your receptors a break every now and then. 

    Different Types of Cannabinoids and What They Do

    THC is the cannabinoid that gets you high. THCA, however, is the acid form. THCA is a raw form of cannabis. Once juiced, this is non-psycho active. It’s great for inflammation, cancer fighting, and health and wellness. However, the moment you heat it up or smoke it, it converts to THC. When it comes to CBD, what you should look for is that it’s USCA Certified, that it’s a company that grows it themselves,

    • 56 min
    Blow Your Mind On Emotional Health With Cedric Bertelli | BM 62

    Blow Your Mind On Emotional Health With Cedric Bertelli | BM 62

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    Why do you feel emotions in your body? How can you get out of automatic trauma response and into a place where you can respond to a situation with clarity and awareness? How can you make a meaningful change in your emotional response without a coping mechanism?

    In this podcast episode, I speak with Cedric Bertelli about managing your emotional health.

    Meet Cedric Bertelli

    Cedric Bertelli is the Founder and Director of the Emotional Health Institute (EHI), an organization that provides information and education about Emotional Resolution, or EmRes. EHI gives people struggling with stress, depression, anxiety, and other negative emotions access to the best-trained professionals who can guide them to resolve disruptive emotional patterns.

    Cedric began to study and research the Emotional Resolution (EmRes) process in 2009 in his home county of France and has developed his understanding of emotional functioning and his craftsmanship of EmRes throughout the years. In addition to training mental health professionals, coaches, and educators on Emotional Resolution, Cedric also works with clients individually.

    Visit his website. Connect on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. 

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    In This Podcast


    * Emotions demystified

    * It is possible to update a prediction

    * Shift from a human being to a living being

    Emotions demystified

    That’s how we learn right, we have a prediction, and we learn something new, the prediction is updated and we move on… now an emotional difficulty is a prediction that never had a chance to be updated … at the origin of every one of our patterns is the same kind of event: in order for us to have an emotional pattern at the origin is a moment of very intense stress. (Cedric Bertelli)

    Our brains are networks of patterns, behaviors, and predictions. From all the stimuli we experience in our lives from childhood to adulthood, our brain categorizes them and files them under different patterns that we have and predictions of how we consider the future, based on these past experiences.

    When we undergo a period of intense stress or trauma, as a protective mechanism our brain’s cognition shuts down and our subconscious begins to record what is happening around us.

    During that moment of disassociation your subconscious mind is recording what you see, what you smell, what you hear, what you sense on your skin and what physical sensations that you feel in your body. (Cedric Bertelli)

    We can therefore update our predictions of the world only when our subconscious and cognitive minds are aligned.

    However, in moments of stress, our cognition shuts down and only our subconscious mind is recording our surroundings and, therefore, creates predictions without the cognitive mind that can provide an important rational lens.

    Interoception: the physical sensations felt by the body letting us know that we are feeling an emotion. The physical sensation that we feel when we have an emotion are the exact same sensations that were felt the moment that the emotion was created …...

    • 37 min
    Emotional Eating, YOU CAN PUT AN END TO IT with Andrea Montoya | BM 61

    Emotional Eating, YOU CAN PUT AN END TO IT with Andrea Montoya | BM 61

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    Do you have a constant nagging voice in your head that makes food the enemy? Why is it important to savor all your meals? How can parents facilitate a healthy relationship to food with their children? 

    In this podcast episode, I speak with Andrea Montoya about putting an end to emotional eating.

    Meet Andrea Montoya

    Over the course of 6 years, Andrea earned her Masters in holistic nutrition, competed in fitness competitions, became a health coach, and worked as a personal trainer, hoping one of these avenues would be the solution to what seemed like an endless, vicious cycle of yo-yo dieting and binge eating.

    However, it wasn’t until Andrea began working on the internal, and learning coping strategies and self-soothing tools for dealing with emotions that she finally achieved the freedom she had been seeking. Freedom from food, body, mind, and self. In addition to earning her body image and self-love coaching certification, Andrea has been working side-by-side with Tony Robbin’s personal trainer, Billy Beck III, which has taught her the science and evidence-based tools behind exercise and the psychology of nutrition.

    She now has the privilege of using what she’s learned to coach amazing women through her Ditch the Scale Academy, helping them fully transform their lives at a deeper level by letting go of their past stories and beliefs and stepping into their power, unleashing their ultimate feminine potential.

    Visit her website and connect on Facebook and Instagram. 

    In This Podcast


    * Food is not the enemy: work with the feeling

    * “I’m not ready to feel”

    * Kids, parents, and relationships to food

    * How to not repeat the cycle

    Food is not the enemy: work with the feeling

    It’s not about food … I always used to blamed food and said ‘oh food is the enemy, I need the willpower and I have to force’ … [but] this isn’t a willpower conversation, it’s about expanding our capacity to feel. (Andrea Montoya)

    Most of us have not been taught how to deal with anxiety, stress, and difficult emotions in a healthy way.

    When we experience these emotions we struggle to sit in them and deal with them. Instead, we choose to stuff them down and numb the sensation with food because it is an easy protection mechanism.

    It’s more about how to we expand our capacity to feel, how do we learn how to feel through these emotions and how to process them … if I can expand it, sit in it and learn from it and [know that] ‘okay these emotions are just my body communicating to me … trying to tell me something.’ (Andrea Montoya)

    Feeling overwhelmed, at your limit and anxious are ways in which our bodies communicate to us that we need to make some space and set boundaries.

    When we sit with these feelings and do not numb them with food, we are able to truly understand what our bodies and minds are telling us, and we can therefore take meaningful action to make a beneficial change instead of further numbing ourselves with food and compounding the problem.

    In this way, these feelings become a gift. They are important messengers that are trying to help us. When we look at them in this way, we can be grateful to hear them and be aware of them because they enable us to make changes and change our lives for the better.

    • 50 min

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