In this episode of IMperfectly Healthy, I interview Brenda Walding – a Holistic Wellness & Transformation Coach who specializes in empowering women to overcome chronic illness, reconnect with their authentic self, and live a life that they truly love. She is a Doctor of Physical Therapy, Functional Diagnostic Nutrition practitioner, TaoFlow yoga teacher, HeartMath Certified Coach, author, and co-founded NativePath- a holistic nutrition and lifestyle company. Brenda just published her first book, Sick of Being Sick: The Women’s Guide to Conquering Chronic Illness.
I am thrilled to welcome my friend David Zappasodi to the show today. I have known David for 3 years now. I was first introduced to David when I saw him speak at a yoga and spiritual center here in san diego. He was promoting his new book at the time, Immovable Heart Unstoppable Mind. I was able to chat with him at that event and connected with where he was at on his journey in the wellness industry. He and I were both being called to expand and evolve the traditional weight loss approach.
David Zappasodi is the founder of Empowered Health Now. He is a thought leader, international bestselling author, and transformational weight loss expert who has helped countless individuals to break through the weight loss struggle and drastically change their lives for the better.
David is a super down-to-earth guy, with a huge heart. He is very passionate about his work, and committed to making a huge impact in people’s lives
In this episode, you are going to hear David share:
his radical methods for helping people find freedom from the weight/food struggle fast and forever.
the dramatic results he gets for clients in a matter of days
the difference between the thinking and sensory brain
why willpower and discipline don’t work and never will
the importance of safety when it comes to weight loss
how changing a habit doesn’t need to take 21 or 30 days
what a brain flip is and how it changes your life very fast
what is really going on with self-sabotage
why cravings are like bullies
how to have a FREE breakthrough session with David to see if his work it the missing piece for you
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In this episode of IMperfectly Healthy, Faith interviews Alicia Lynn Diaz – a Life Transformation Expert, Holistic Health Practitioner and Soul Visionary. Alicia supports healers and health-enthusiasts to activate their innate intelligence, liberate their mind and emotions and boost their energy and vitality for life. What she is really passionate about is uplifting the holistic healthcare paradigm by integrating the soul and helping people actualize their higher purpose to transform the world.
In this episode, you are going to hear Alicia share her expertise and experience around:
how living your purpose is paramount for your body to heal.
her personal health journey from western to eastern medicine and how she now integrates the two.
the amazing self-healing she witnessed and experienced studying in India.
how to go from victim to leader of your own health and wholeness.
the importance of the nervous system in being able to heal.
insights on holding onto extra weight, difficulty losing weight.
the impact being highly sensitive has on your health.
the energetics of weight loss from the Ayurvedic perspective
how daily oil self-massage could transform your entire life.
how repressed trauma can create illness.
the 6 stages of Disease and Healing.
some practices you could start on your own to support you on your health/wholeness journey.
In this episode of IMperfectly Healthy, I interview Jeanne and Josh Rubin of East West Healing and Performance. Josh and Jeanne are revolutionizing nutrition for thyroid health by teaching people how to use food as supplementation, reduce stress and build the most sound foundation for the body to heal.
They believe the greatest defense one has against the ever-changing environment is the health of the metabolism. When the metabolism is strong and the thyroid is functioning, all systems are working in synergy, just as they are meant to.
Josh and Jeanne are teaching people how to use food to resource their body in new ways, which in turn is building a bridge for complete mind, body and spirit growth and transformation. They are here to offer you back ownership of your health and to provide you the information you need to make more informed choices around your health!
In this episode, you are going to hear Josh and Jeanne shed light on:
their refreshing philosophy on healing the body of all chronic ailments.
why we must look at cellular function to restore health.
the importance of looking at the body as a system.
what foods, and ways of eating, support optimizing metabolism.
their food strategy that meets you where you are at.
what mistakes, and misguidance, they see being practiced out there.
the most accurate way to assess thyroid health and metabolism
how to stop chasing your tail and instead, build resiliency in your body.
how people are approaching weight loss backwards.
why weight doesn’t determine health.
how important breath is to metabolism and restoring optimal function in the body.
how you must be willing to change your life to achieve the results you want.
why patience, experimentation and customization is crucial for long-term healing.
how health challenges have become a red tag people wear as a badge of honor.
why you cannot heal in a state of chaos.
bringing health back to basics, instead of over-complicating the solutions.
“Suppressed anger is one of the main reasons you are using food as a drug.”
“You have to decide you are worth it.”
These are just a few of the powerful truth bombs today’s guest shares in her book. There are many more. I highly suggest you listen to this episode, giving it your fullest presence…and read her book.
In this episode of IMperfectly Healthy, I interview Samantha Skelly – an entrepreneur, motivational speaker, best-selling author, and emotional eating expert who has revolutionized the weight loss industry by examining the individual and underlying causes of eating disorders. She has shared her mission on an international platform and continues to spread her message and transform the lives of thousands of people through the Phoenix Formula, motivational speaking engagements, the Hungry for Happiness podcast, worldwide international retreats, and her Amazon best-selling book, Hungry for Happiness: One Woman’s Guide From Fighting Food to Finding Freedom.
Hungry for Happiness is a movement of women dedicated to ending the fight with food and their bodies by addressing the underlying causes of emotional eating. When we heal our connection to our bodies and reestablish trust in ourselves, we realize our problems really have very little to do with food.
In this episode, you are going to hear Sam and I chat about:
her path to finding freedom from weight loss obsession, body shame, the diet/binge cycle, over-exercising and clean eating
the internal issues causing your struggle with your body.
how every choice you make is either self-loving or self-violent.
why suffering is a learned behavior.
the power of observation.
how your life is a reflection of your beliefs.
why you need to be willing to be in the process of transformation and healing, AND allow it to be messy.
how to let go of dieting and still honor your health.
What do you do when faced with illness? or an overwhelming health challenge?
Most people gear up to fight, battle with and beat (fill in the blank)….Cancer. Heart Disease. Autoimmune. Anxiety. Leaky Gut. Weight Gain.
What if this approach actually fueled the dis-ease? What if this way of being was even a cause of the illness, the imbalance?
The thing is, you cannot heal something you hate. You cannot use anger, shame and resistance to transform your body. The body is a reflection of your thoughts, emotions and beliefs. Therefore, having fear be the driving force on your path to health will never lead to wellness and vitality.
There is another way to approach healing your body. My guest today and I, both agree this other way, is THE way. It is the only path that fully heals and restores dis-ease to wholeness and well-being.
In this episode of IMperfectly Healthy, I interview Dr. Kim D’Eramo – a physician, speaker, #1 bestselling author of “The MindBody Tool Kit,” and founder of The American Institute of MindBody Medicine. She is board-certified in Emergency Medicine, and attended residency at Emory University in Atlanta.
After healing herself from a chronic illness using MindBody tools, she now empowers millions to use the same tools to immediately shift their body chemistry and brain activity to create health and wellbeing.
Dr. D’Eramo conducts online group training programs and speaks internationally to doctors, medical students, and the general public to teach self-healing tools.
In this episode, you are going to hear Dr. Kim share:
how she overcame a rare autoimmune illness during med school when no doctor could help her.
what it takes to truly heal from any illness.
the top two things blocking your healing
how suppression of the feminine is making you sick, exhausted and age faster.
her approach to diet and supplements.
the impact emotions and negative thinking has on your physiology
the art of allowing, acceptance and surrender in your healing journey.
the truth of what is underneath the pattern of over-doing, overcoming, fighting and battling your body.
how what is happening with your body is a reflecting of how you live life.
the difference between pure and conditional love.
when things getting worse is actually a good thing.
the opportunity for creating a New Earth happening right now in the world
her A-B-C Instant Elevation Practice.
what she has found to be the most powerful medicine of all.
I am SO excited about this episode. It is a topic I have been wanting to cover for a while. It is also an aspect of health and wholeness that I LOVE to talk about. Today we are talking about dating, relationships, communication and attraction, from the perspective of a MAN….which is key. We are also taking a look at the ways men struggle with body image and weight.
The man who courageously stepped up to the plate for this conversation, is my dear friend, Josh Trent. Josh is the founder of Wellness Force, and a wellness industry influencer and coach. He is also a top ranked iTunes podcast host of both Wellness Force Radio and the Fitness + Technology podcasts.
With over 13 years in the health and wellness industry, he leads the Wellness Force community in discovering physical and emotional intelligence to help men and women live life well.
His vision for Wellness Force is to empower over one million men and women in discovering the physical and emotional intelligence we need to live life well and enjoy the process. A KEY to enjoying that process is our relationships. Josh and I love chatting about this topic together as friends, so here we are! =)
In this episode, you are going to hear Josh share:
The physical and emotional transformation he has gone through to get to where he is today.
how physical weight can be a manifestation of your inner world.
why you must take responsibility for the story you tell in your head about yourself, others and life.
his experience being faced with the modern man’s dilemma
how to handle the pressures and expectations put on both men and women in our culture to do it all, be it all and have it all.
his insight on male body image
what makes a woman most attractive.
what it takes to have a healthy, harmonious, connected partnership
what makes a man want to commit to a woman.
the difference between being a strong, successful woman and having “independent women syndrome”.
why your language dictates your life.
what courageous communication is and why it matters
why being perfect is actually unattractive.
how readiness, divine timing, willingness and courage all play out in dating and love.
A few quotes to round out this topic from one of my favs from @createthelove.
“Fall in love with yourself first. When we’re whole we can see clearly the types of people who are in front of us as our vision is not clouded by loneliness and insecurity. It makes everything else so much easier because then we search for people that compliment us, not complete us.” – Mark Groves.
“Great love doesn’t leave. It stays. It communicates. It tried to understand. Great love doesn’t walk away. It walks towards.” – Mark Groves
“The purpose of our journey is to restore ourselves to wholeness.” – Debbie Ford
What does wholeness mean to you?
When it comes to health and well-being, you can’t compartmentalize the parts of who you are. You are a mental, emotional, physical and spiritual being. A Whole Being. Each part of You impacts the others. Your emotions influence your digestion. Your spirituality influences your nervous system. Your thoughts influence your energy level.
As humans, we are on the path of understanding, honoring and integrating all these parts into one.
As Caroline Myss says,
“What drains your spirit drains your body. What fuels your spirit fuels your body.”
“The soul always knows what to do to heal itself. The challenge is to silence the mind”
“If healing required changing your job, would you do it? If healing required moving to another part of the country, would you do it? If healing required that you change most of your attitudes toward others and yourself, would you do so?”
In this episode of IMperfectly Healthy, I interview Christa Orecchio – a clinical and holistic nutritionist dedicated to helping individuals use food as medicine to heal from the root cause. She helps people ignite the natural healing process of their minds, bodies, and spirits so that they can feel whole again. She is the author of The Whole Journey Food as Medicine Cookbook, co-author of The Anti-Inflammatory Diet, and co-author of the best-seller How to Conceive Naturally and Have a Healthy Pregnancy After 30. Christa also hosts three health and wellness TV shows.
Christa has played a huge role on my path, both personally and professionally, over the last 9 years. She continues to be one of the top resources and referrals I pass on to my own friends, family and clients. Christa is the ultimate expert on the super nitty-gritty scientific details of physical health and healing disease. She has spoken about them publicly, a whoooole lot. It was quite an honor to have her on the show sharing her heart and soul about her own path, and her passion for the mental/emotional/spiritual aspects of one’s whole journey in life.
In this episode, you are going to hear Christa share:
her story of a life-changing year where she discovered the power of food to heal physical and emotional health. After transforming her own candida, thyroid and adrenal imbalances, she integrated all she learned and has been helping others do the same for over 8 years.
the importance of realizing there is no “there” to get to.
the impact your emotions, mind and energy have on your physical health.
her whole person approach to healing from the root cause of illness.
how primary foods – healthy relationships, a spiritual practice, a creative outlet, joyful movement, matter as much as what you eat.
how your physical ailments can have an emotional root cause.
why Spirituality has everything to do with your health and enjoyment of life.
how you are your own most powerful healer.
why trust is vital to healing.
simple ways to clear and recharge your energy body.
In this episode of IMperfectly Healthy, I interview Amy Scher. Amy B. Scher is an L.A.-based author and leading voice in the field of mind-body-spirit healing. Her new bestselling book, How To Heal Yourself When No One Else Can was published in January 2016. As an energy therapist, Scher uses energy therapy techniques to help those experiencing illness and those in need of emotional healing. She has been featured on healthcare blogs, CNN, Curve magazine, Elephant Journal, Cosmopolitan magazine, OM Times, and the San Francisco Book Review. Her essay about her healing journey is featured in Elizabeth Gilbert’s most recent book, Eat Pray Love Made Me Do It (Riverhead Books). Scher was also named one of Advocate’s “40 Under 40” for 2013. Amy has presented to groups such as the Department of Psychiatry at Stanford University and teaches at retreats and conferences nationwide.
This episode is a special one. It encompasses everything I know, have learned AND have experienced around healing on all levels. I recently shared about my skin and autoimmune healing journey on my instagram page. In the post, I spoke to how I am following the food and supplement guidance of the medical medium (who is amazing, by the way)….AND I also expressed how the inner growth work has been the MOST important piece of my transformation. I know that if hadn’t done the inner work – looking at my emotions, beliefs, fears and so on, the food and supplements wouldn’t have been effective. Going within is the truly the foundation for lasting change. It has been for me, and it was for Amy as well.
In this episode, you are going to hear Amy share:
her incredible story of healing herself of Lyme disease and a variety of other health challenges using mind-body and energy medicine.
how your emotions and beliefs can keep you from healing.
what the stress mess is and how to shift out of it.
what can get in the way of healing.
why deep down you may not want to heal.
the difference of holding onto vs. honoring emotions
the role fear has in health and illness
the root cause of ALL health challenges
how to shift into alignment with healing.
If you are struggling with your health, and NOTHING seems to be working. If you are feeling confused, drained, and hopeless – let me know. I would love to speak with you and see how I can help.
Are you stuck in the same repeating patterns? Dating the same type of men? Having to constantly re-commit to your health? Always struggling with money?
If so, this show is for you! It is time to get in there and weed your garden. It is worth it. Everything you deserve and all your heart desires are waiting for you to claim them.
In this episode of IMperfectly Healthy, I interview Bonnie Kelly. As an author, personal development and emotional intelligence expert, motivational speaker and founder of Bonnie Kelly & Associates and MindFu Academy™, Bonnie Kelly has dedicated her life to helping others stop the cycle of self-sabotage.
In her book, “True to Your Core: Uncovering the Subconscious Beliefs Wreaking Havoc in Your Life,” Bonnie guides people to recognize the weight of regrets, shame and guilt from the past and how they are currently impacting our present lives. Through bringing these unconscious patterns into our conscious awareness, Bonnie supports readers in moving from victim to victory. It’s never too late to de-weed your life and cultivate a healthy, organic emotional state!
In this episode, you are going to hear Bonnie share:
her incredible story of transforming a life of abandonment, abuse and self-destruction, to leading and teachings other to be their own hero/heroine.
why we take everything personal as kids.
how your subconscious mind is in the drivers seat of your life.
how pain from the past is keeping you stuck in misery and defeating patterns.
where the source of all your power lies.
what it means to take radical responsibility for your life.
why positive affirmations aren’t working for you.
the root of your struggle in finding a romantic relationship.
what it takes to transform your not “enough-ness”.
how your external expression is a reflection of your inner world.