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Summer Sanders Discusses Living a Plant-Focused Lifestyle, Eating Disorder Recovery, and Loving Your Body While Feeding Your Soul

Summer Sanders Discusses Living a Plant-Focused Lifestyle, Eating Disorder Recovery, and Loving Your Body While Feeding Your Soul

May 27, 2020

This week on the podcast we have a conversation with plant-based culinary expert and author, Summer Sanders. As the creative force behind Local Juicery and lead instructor at the former Matthew Kenney Culinary Institute she became a champion for a plant-inspired lifestyle after beginning the journey of self-healing from a lifetime low self-esteem and disordered eating. On this episode Summer shares with us her journey to food freedom after painful struggles with food and eating disorders. She also explores how she was able to heal her Navy Seal husband both mentally and physically after deployments through a plant filled detox regimen, and discovered her mission to educate, inspire, and help feed others! 

In 2014 Summer opened her storefront Local Juicery. With locations in Sedona and Flagstaff, Local Juicery offers superfood-filled cold-pressed juices, smoothies, tonics, and meals along with an online shop featuring Summer’s collection of adaptogenic superfoods and organic plant-based pantry staples. Summer is also the author of Raw and Radiant and Love Your Body, Feed Your Soul, a book that grounds you into the intrinsic beauty of plant-based foods, while elevating you with inspired skin care recipes and routines that tap into your inner glow and intuition. The book is visually stunning and goes beyond the food and awakens the senses and shines light on a new way of connecting to your health. From topics like beauty, hormones, and cleansing, to motherhood and meditation this book has something for everyone. Summer’s journey is truly inspiring and we can’t wait for you to hear this episode! Share your thoughts and tag us on instagram @CourageousWellness! 

To learn more you can visit: www.thesummersanders.com

You can also follow him on instagram @summer.sanders

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Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams on Reversing Type 2 Diabetes, Whole Food Plant Based Living, and How Changing Your Dinner is a Revolutionary Act

Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams on Reversing Type 2 Diabetes, Whole Food Plant Based Living, and How Changing Your Dinner is a Revolutionary Act

May 20, 2020

Today on the podcast we welcome Brooklyn Borough President, Eric Adams. In 2016, President Adams was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes. After losing vision in his left eye and suffering from nerve damage in his hands + feet -- he went against the initial recommendations of his doctors and instead pursued a whole-food, plant-based diet. Within three months of this lifestyle change, Eric reversed his diabetes diagnosis and he has subsequently been able to impact the health of countless New Yorkers facing chronic diseases. On this episode we discuss his experience reversing Type 2 diabetes, whole food plant based living, and why changing your dinner is a revolutionary act. We also get even more personal as we discuss government programs and have an in depth dialogue. We really appreciate President Adams for having this conversation! 

Brooklyn Borough President, Eric Adams had a 22-year career in law enforcement as a part of the NYPD, was elected to and served for 4 terms in the New York State Senate, and in 2013 was elected as the President of the Borough of Brooklyn. Although Eric has had a long career in public service, today he shares with us a more personal health journey of his and how that journey has helped to inform current health policy initiatives for the Borough of Brooklyn -- that will inspire you regardless of where you live! 

To learn more you can visit: https://www.brooklyn-usa.org

You can also follow him on instagram @bpericadams

We want to hear your thoughts! Reach out at www.courageouswellnesspodcast.com 

Don't forget to subscribe, rate, and review Courageous Wellness! We release new episodes each #WellnessWednesday!

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We are so excited to offer our listeners 20% off all ENERGYbits products! We are both currently taking the VitalityBits (which are 50% chlorella + 50% spirulina and unmatched in its nutrient profile!) blended into our smoothies, mixed into a dairy-free yogurt bowl, or taken individually as tablets with our other daily superfoods. We also love the BeautyBits which promote glowing skin, better energy, and total beauty from the inside out. If you want to try EnergyBits you can visit www.EnergyBits.com and use the code CWPodcast at checkout!
 
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Aly & Erica Talk Our Relationship with Our Bodies, ‘Legalizing’ Food, and The True Privilege of Education in Wellness

Aly & Erica Talk Our Relationship with Our Bodies, ‘Legalizing’ Food, and The True Privilege of Education in Wellness

May 13, 2020

Today on the podcast it is just the two of us! On this episode we give updates on where we are at and continue our conversation and discuss our most asked question and topic: body image + food. We end up with a passionate discussion on the importance of making small goals, discuss the concept of 'legalizing' food and end with a in depth dialogue on what "privilege" really means in wellness (spoiler: it is a lot more than just financial)!

We want to hear your thoughts! Reach out at www.courageouswellnesspodcast.com 

Don't forget to subscribe, rate, and review Courageous Wellness! We release new episodes each #WellnessWednesday!

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We are so excited to offer our listeners 20% off all ENERGYbits products! We are both currently taking the VitalityBits (which are 50% chlorella + 50% spirulina and unmatched in its nutrient profile!) blended into our smoothies, mixed into a dairy-free yogurt bowl, or taken individually as tablets with our other daily superfoods. We also love the BeautyBits which promote glowing skin, better energy, and total beauty from the inside out. If you want to try EnergyBits you can visit www.EnergyBits.com and use the code CWPodcast at checkout!
 
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Kelly Bloodgood Talks Lyme Disease Diagnosis and Bringing Alternative Healing Treatments to Her Community

Kelly Bloodgood Talks Lyme Disease Diagnosis and Bringing Alternative Healing Treatments to Her Community

May 6, 2020

Today on the podcast we welcome, Kelly Bloodgood, owner of the Well+Good Health Studio -- a  wellness oasis that offers treatments including: infrared sauna pods, red light therapy, pressotherapy, and other holistic healing modalities. These treatments, while relaxing and beneficial for any adult, can also be life saving for individuals with chronic illness, which is the reason Kelly opened her studio and started using these methods herself. 

Several years ago, after dealing with a host of crippling and misdiagnosed symptoms, -- Kelly finally found a doctor who was able to properly diagnose her with Lyme disease. Even though Kelly was grateful to finally have a diagnosis, she was not prepared for the fact that there is no cure for Lyme. Eventually,  she became so ill with the disease, that she had to quit her job and focus entirely on her health. On this episode, Kelly walks us through her journey with Lyme to where she is now. She also discusses alternative healing treatments, how they have helped her health drastically, and why they are so important. We appreciate Kelly for sharing her story and know you will be so inspired -- and learn about these healing treatments!

To learn more about Well+Good Health Studio and get in touch you can visit: http://www.wellandgoodhealthstudio.com

You can also follow them on Instagram @WellandGoodHealthStudio

Don't forget to subscribe, rate, and review Courageous Wellness! We release new episodes each #WellnessWednesday!

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We are so excited to offer our listeners 20% off all ENERGYbits products! We are both currently taking the VitalityBits (which are 50% chlorella + 50% spirulina and unmatched in its nutrient profile!) blended into our smoothies, mixed into a dairy-free yogurt bowl, or taken individually as tablets with our other daily superfoods. We also love the BeautyBits which promote glowing skin, better energy, and total beauty from the inside out. If you want to try EnergyBits you can visit www.EnergyBits.com and use the code CWPodcast at checkout!

Kensho Health Founders Krista Berlincourt and Danny Steiner Explore Being Your Own Health Advocate and Discuss Making Holistic Healing Modalities Accessible to All

Kensho Health Founders Krista Berlincourt and Danny Steiner Explore Being Your Own Health Advocate and Discuss Making Holistic Healing Modalities Accessible to All

April 29, 2020

On this episode of the podcast we sit down with the founders of Kensho Health, Danny Steiner and Krista Berlincourt. Kensho is an online platform that makes holistic health more accessible and helps individuals everywhere find the best practitioners, classes, workshops, and retreats. Danny and Krista believe everyone deserves to live a healthy life -- and created Kensho after their own frustration with the healthcare system.

Unable to understand why it was so difficult to find what they needed to get better and be better -- they created a platform to increase access to holistic health practitioners and find credible information. In this conversation we discuss their journey to holistic health, the creation of Kensho, and their dedication to research and their standards on approving health care providers on the platform. They have also partnered with the world’s largest academic publisher, all in the name of helping you make more informed choices about your health. 

We have a really fascinating and in depth conversation on healthcare today and how they are making holistic care accessible to all. 

We loved this conversation and hope you enjoy it too! Let us know what you think by tagging us on Instagram @CourageousWellness or getting in touch at courageouswellnesspodcast.com 

To learn more about Kensho Health and get in touch you can visit: www.kenshohealth.com 

You can also follow them on Instagram @kenshohealth

Don't forget to subscribe, rate, and review Courageous Wellness! We release new episodes each #WellnessWednesday!

You can follow us on instagram @CourageousWellness 

You can also always reach out at www.courageouswellnesspodcast.com 

This episode is brought to you by Beekeepers Naturals!  To receive 15% off your purchase visit www.beekeepersnaturals.com/courageouswellness and use code: courageouswellness (all one word) at checkout!
 
We are so happy to offer our listeners 10% off on all Four Sigmatic superfood coffee and elixirs! For 10% off Four Sigmatic products visit www.foursigmatic.com and use the code: courageous at checkout!

We are so excited to offer our listeners 20% off all ENERGYbits products! We are both currently taking the VitalityBits (which are 50% chlorella + 50% spirulina and unmatched in its nutrient profile!) blended into our smoothies, mixed into a dairy-free yogurt bowl, or taken individually as tablets with our other daily superfoods. We also love the BeautyBits which promote glowing skin, better energy, and total beauty from the inside out. If you want to try EnergyBits you can visit www.EnergyBits.com and use the code CWPodcast at checkout!

Dr. Amy Shah Discusses Intermittent Fasting, Eating for Hormonal Balance and Using Life’s Natural Cycles to Optimize Your Health

Dr. Amy Shah Discusses Intermittent Fasting, Eating for Hormonal Balance and Using Life’s Natural Cycles to Optimize Your Health

April 22, 2020

Today on the podcast we sit down Dr. Amy Shah, a double board certified MD and wellness expert specializing in food allergies, gut health, and hormones. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from Cornell University's world renowned school of nutrition and then went on to receive her MD with distinction.

With training from Cornell, Harvard and Columbia - She helps busy people transform their health using cutting edge nutritional and medical science. She is also a well known expert on intermittent fasting for women. You may have seen Dr. Shah featured across many media outlets, such as MindBodyGreen, The Doctor Oz Show and Vogue, to name a few!

Throughout the episode we explore the benefits of intermittent fasting, how to tap into the body's natural rhythms and how women can eat for optimal energy and hormone function.

Dr. Shah shares her expertise on fasting safely and using circadian fasting as a tool for optimal health and longevity. She also gives some great thoughts to our listeners on what it takes to build a strong immune system. We loved chatting with Dr. Amy Shah and hope you enjoy the episode as much as we did!

To learn more about Dr. Shah and get in touch you can visit: https://amymdwellness.com

You can also follow her on Instagram @FastingMD

Don't forget to subscribe, rate, and review Courageous Wellness! We release new episodes each #WellnessWednesday!

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We are so excited to offer our listeners 20% off all ENERGYbits products! We are both currently taking the VitalityBits (which are 50% chlorella + 50% spirulina and unmatched in its nutrient profile!) blended into our smoothies, mixed into a dairy-free yogurt bowl, or taken individually as tablets with our other daily superfoods. We also love the BeautyBits which promote glowing skin, better energy, and total beauty from the inside out. If you want to try EnergyBits you can visit www.EnergyBits.com and use the code CWPodcast at checkout!

 

Catharine Arnston of EnergyBits on why Spirulina and Chlorella can Change Your Life and Why We Should All Get Passionate About Algae!

Catharine Arnston of EnergyBits on why Spirulina and Chlorella can Change Your Life and Why We Should All Get Passionate About Algae!

April 15, 2020

Today on the podcast we welcome Catherine Arnston, CEO and founder of ENERGYbits.  Catharine started ENERGYbits after her sister was diagnosed with breast cancer and advised by her oncologist that an alkaline diet would help her heal. Catharine immediately sprung into action to help her sister research alkaline foods and in the process she discovered algae. When Catharine learned that algae was the most alkaline, plant-based, nutrient-dense food in the world and had been used for fifty years in Asia to improve health and longevity, she knew she had discovered something big.

In this episode Catharine gets down to the nitty gritty about the two types of edible algae: spirulina and chlorella, and all their incredible health benefits. We learn how algae is the most eco-friendly and sustainable crop in the world, on top of how the UN and NASA both endorsed it as the most nutrient dense food in the world. We both learned so much from Catharine - she really is a powerhouse of knowledge on algae -- and we both now incorporate ENERGYbits products into our own diets. We personally take the Vitality Bits regularly to keep our immune systems strong! 

Catharine and her team have also graciously given our listeners a code for 20% off -- just use code: CWPodcast at checkout and visit www.energybits.com to shop products and learn even more! 

You can also follow Catharine and ENERGYbits on instagram: @energybits

Don't forget to subscribe, rate, and review Courageous Wellness! We release new episodes each #WellnessWednesday!

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You can also always reach out at www.courageouswellnesspodcast.com 

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LaToya D, Host of The Analog Girl, Discusses Living with Depersonalization, Healing from PTSD and Managing Anxiety

LaToya D, Host of The Analog Girl, Discusses Living with Depersonalization, Healing from PTSD and Managing Anxiety

April 8, 2020

On this episode of the podcast we sit down for a conversation with LaToya D, host of The Analog Girl, and discuss living with depersonalization, healing from PTSD and tools to manage anxiety. 

Through her platform: The Analog Girl, LaToya has helped many individuals by sharing her struggles with depersonalization, anxiety and PTSD. LaToya tells her story of dealing with abuse in her past with authentic transparency and dives into what it was like suffering from chronic depersonalization. When she came to terms with these experiences, she had a burning drive to heal and that led her into deep research for her own healing journey.

On this episode LaToya breaks down what the experience of depersonalization is like and shares about the reliable tools she now has, that help her not only cope, but to thrive in her life. LaToya shares some insights on dealing with anxiety in this uncertain time. Even though the subject matter is serious, LaToya is a lot of fun and brings humor and lightness to all that she addresses - we had a great time recording her episode and you can also listen to us on the latest episode of The Analog Girl podcast!

To learn more about LaToya you can find her on instagram @the.analoggirl

Or visit her website: https://theanaloggirl.com

Don't forget to subscribe, rate, and review Courageous Wellness! We release new episodes each #WellnessWednesday!

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Shannon McLay, CEO of The Financial Gym on Facing Your Finances, Ditching Money Shame, and Why Everything is FIXABLE - Even in a Recession

Shannon McLay, CEO of The Financial Gym on Facing Your Finances, Ditching Money Shame, and Why Everything is FIXABLE - Even in a Recession

April 1, 2020

This week on the podcast we sit down for a conversation with Shannon McLay founder of The Financial Gym. The Financial Gym makes reaching your financial goals, getting out of debt, and living your best financial life easy and accessible -- with programs designed for clients of all ages and incomes. 

After years of working for a big bank and working as a financial advisor for Merrill Lynch, Shannon was inspired to create a financial services company that actually cared for its clients and provided them the services they needed. The Financial Gym has helped 90% of their clients reach their personal financial goals. Shannon is also host of the podcast: “Martini’s and your money.” 

On this episode, which we recorded this past Friday, we hear Shannon’s personal journey of financial wellness and her mission with The Financial Gym. She also provides clear, straight forward tools, for how every individual can and should be financially well and still live a life they enjoy. 

Also, in light of the global situation and impact on many jobs and the economy we also discuss practical steps for anyone in financial stress at this time, and tips for all individuals as we possibly enter a recession due to Co-Vid 19. 

This episode truly shares the beauty of facing your finances, ditching money shame, and why everything is FIXABLE - even in a recession! 

To learn more about Shannon and The Financial Gym you can visit: https://financialgym.com

You can also find them on instagram at: https://www.instagram.com/thefinancialgym/

Don't forget to subscribe, rate, and review Courageous Wellness! We release new episodes each #WellnessWednesday!

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This episode is brought to you by Beekeepers Naturals!  To receive 15% off your purchase visit www.beekeepersnaturals.com/courageouswellness and use code: courageouswellness (all one word) at checkout!
 
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Aly & Erica Talk Anxiety, Diet, and Daily Routine During a Global Pandemic

Aly & Erica Talk Anxiety, Diet, and Daily Routine During a Global Pandemic

March 25, 2020

This week on the podcast it is just the two of us and we are sharing updates during this uncertain time. In this episode we answer some of our most asked questions as we discuss anxiety, diet, and daily routine's during this global pandemic. We also dive deeper into tips and tools that are helping us manage and hope will inspire you during your own self-quarantine. We also realize it is a privilege to be home right now and have the most appreciation for our healthcare workers, grocers, delivery service workers, and all those who are working outside the home right now. We are also thinking of all the people (and our friends) who have lost their jobs at this time. 

We recorded this just yesterday (March 24th!) and hope you enjoy the episode. Feel free to reach out at www.courageouswellnesspodcast.com

Don't forget to subscribe, rate, and review Courageous Wellness! We release new episodes each #WellnessWednesday!

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This episode is brought to you by Beekeepers Naturals!  To receive 15% off your purchase visit www.beekeepersnaturals.com/courageouswellness and use code: courageouswellness (all one word) at checkout!
 
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