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December 11, 2019
Did you know that fat phobia has racial origins that run deeper then you could have ever imagined? Today we BREAK. IT. ALL. DOWN with Sabrina Strings, an Assistant Professor of Sociology at the University of California. Sabrina recently released her book, Fearing The Black Body: The Racial Origins of Fat Phobia. This much needed conversation literally changed our whole outlook on the body image conversation, and you have to hear it.   Tune in to learn: The fascinating (and infuriating) origins of weight bias and the thin ideal, how this history affects our relationship to food & our bodies, why BMI is an arbitrary measure of overall health and mortality, how racial bias in research is a problem and what to do about it, and my (Jess) most embarrassing body-image related highschool secret...that I legit almost edited this out of the episode.   Get the show notes over at foodheavenmadeeasy.com/podcast   HOOKUP CODES:   Acuity scheduling: Get a 45-day free trial at acuityscheduling.com/foodheaven   Eaton Hemp: Use coupon code FOODHEAVEN for 20% off your first order while supplies last Eatonhemp.com    Zola: Build your FREE wedding website and get $50 towards your registry using the link www.zola.com/foodheaven   Produced by Dear Media
December 4, 2019
It’s BACKKK!!!  Today we bring you another Q&A episode with our BFF Hadis Ghoghaie. Our last Q&A episode was one of our most downloaded programs ever, so we couldn’t wait to get back in the studio to answer more of your questions. Today we’re talking about: How to get relief from PMS and menstrual cramps, supplements + foods that help with acid reflux, our thoughts on the anti-inflammatory diet, are we "anti meat” intake? (we settle this once and for all), which veggies produce the most gas & MORE.   For our resources and shownotes, visit foodheavenmadeeasy.com/podcast.   HOOKUP CODES:   Native: Get 20% off safe, reliable deodorant and body care products w/ code FOODHEAVEN at at www.nativecos.com Blublox: Get 15% off BluBlox blue-light blocking glasses with code  FOODHEAVEN at www.blublox.com   Acuity: Get a 45-day free trial at acuityscheduling.com/foodheaven   Produced by Dear Media
November 27, 2019
Did you know that people who restrict their eating tend to live more in their head and less in their bodies? Today we’re talking with  Registered Dietitian Eve Lahijani about how you can reconnect with your body. Eve has a Tedx talk entitled “Trust Your Hunger and Make Peace With Food” about her own story overcoming food obsession and body image issues. By getting off diets, learning how to listen to her body and ultimately listening to herself, Eve finally has developed a healthy and satisfying relationship with food, and teaches others how to do the same.   Tune in to learn: Why going to the bathroom is not that much different than eating, Eve’s really sophisticated tool for telling you how much you need to eat and when, how to deal with accidentally binging and overeating and 3 things people can do to get started with making peace with food today.   For our resources and shownotes, visit foodheavenmadeeasy.com/podcast.   HOOKUP CODES:   Native Deodorant: Get safe, reliable deodorant and body care products by visiting Nativecos.com and using promo code FOODHEAVEN for 20% off everything!   Zola: Build your free wedding website on Zola and get $50 toward your registry at zola.com/foodheaven   Acuity: Get a 45 day free trial at acuityscheduling.com/foodheaven   Produced by Dear Media
November 20, 2019
Do you often worry that you’ll  “lose control” when it comes to food during the holiday season? Or do you get anxious when anticipating weight-based comments from friends and family you haven’t seen in a while? If you answered yes, then you don’t want to miss this episode. In today’s podcast, we’re talking about intuitive eating during the holidays with nationally-recognized food & nutrition expert Cara Harbstreet of Street Smart Nutrition. Using a non-diet approach, Cara works to help people rediscover the joy in eating deeply nourishing meals without restriction or fear. In this episode, we talk about practicing intuitive eating during the holidays, navigating the weight-based comments that come up from our family members, & more!   For our resources and shownotes, visit foodheavenmadeeasy.com/podcast.   HOOKUP CODES: Fitfabfun: Use coupon code FOODHEAVEN for $10 off your first box at www.fabfitfun.com BluBox: Use code FOODHEAVEN for 15% off BluBlox blue-light blocking glasses Eaton Hemp: Use code FOODHEAVEN for 20% off your first order while supplies last   Produced by Dear Media
November 13, 2019
Do you always feel basic at wine tastings because you’re not exactly getting the notes of preserved apple skins in your sip? Same. Today we’re chatting with Robin McBride, co-creator of The McBride Sisters Wine Collection, the LARGEST African-American-owned wine company in the United States. Tune in to learn Robin's documentary-worthy story about how she reconnected with the long-lost sister she never knew she had (it’s wild), how this wine-loving duo beat all of the odds and became the largest African-American owned wine company in the US,  how to make more educated wine choices (and feel less basic during tastings), Robin’s favorite food & wine pairings, and more!   For our resources and shownotes, visit foodheavenmadeeasy.com/podcast.   HOOKUP CODES: BluBox: Use code FOODHEAVEN for 15% off BluBlox blue-light blocking glasses Mujeri: Use url mujeri.com/foodheaven for free shipping on all orders over $100 Eaton Hemp: Use code FOODHEAVEN at https://www.eatonhemp.com/foodheaven for 20% off your first purchase   Produced by Dear Media
November 6, 2019
Main episode: Do you know your enneagram type? The reason we ask is because our podcast guest this week, Registered Dietitian Jenna Braddock, says that this popular personality test may provide insight into your eating habits. If you are curious around the connections between your enneagram type and health, you don’t want to miss out. We were BLOWN AWAY by how spot on everything was for us and think you will be really fascinated by this episode as well. Tune in to learn: How personality affects eating habits, how to make lifestyle changes easier by working with your personality style, where to find Jenna’s FREE resources for how to best take care of yourself using your enneagram traits as a guide & more!   For our resources and shownotes, visit foodheavenmadeeasy.com/podcast.   HOOKUP CODES: Mujeri: Use url mujeri.com/foodheaven for free shipping on all orders over $100   Produced by Dear Media
October 30, 2019
Did you know that about 98% of rural land is owned by white people and over 80% of labor on farms comes from people of color? Our podcast guest this week, Leah Penniman, says that this is not an accident of history. Leah is the Co-Director and Program Manager of the Soul Fire Project, an organization she co-founded in 2011 to reclaim our inherent right to belong to the earth and have agency in the food system as Black and Brown people. Today we’re talking to Leah about the history of black farming, creating a deeper relationship with the land, how to prepare more balanced meals while living in a food desert, and more.   For our resources and shownotes, visit foodheavenmadeeasy.com/podcast.   HOOKUP CODES:   BluBox: Use code FOODHEAVEN for 15% off BluBlox blue-light blocking glasses Mujeri: Use url mujeri.com/foodheaven for free shipping on all orders over $100   Produced by Dear Media
October 23, 2019
Is your sole purpose for exercising is to lose weight? Does this take the joy out of fitness for you? If the answer is yes, you may want to consider separating working out from weight loss. Today we’re talking with Louise Green, founder of the fitness brand Big Fit Girl. For over a decade she has forged a career as a plus-size personal trainer, global fitness coach, fitness activist and author who is changing the narrative and the idealistic standards of our fitness culture. In this episode, we’ll talk about how the pursuit of weight loss can interfere with wellbeing, ways to measure success that don’t involve the scale, why the “no pain, no gain” mentality is problematic, and how to make fitness fun again.   Find the full post over at foodheavenmadeeasy.com   Produced by Dear Media
October 16, 2019
Today we’re talking with Ellie Krieger, a leading media dietitian, who helps people find that sweet spot between “delicious” and “healthy”. Ellie is the host and executive producer of “Ellie’s Real Good Food” on Public Television, and the host of  “Healthy Appetite” on the Food Network. In this episode, we’ll be talking to Ellie about how she makes cooking fun & exciting, plus key things we can all do to eat more delicious, balanced food.   Schedule a free 20 minute consultation with The Financial Gym over at financialgym.com/foodheaven & get 20% off your monthly membership    Produced by Dear Media
October 9, 2019
Want to know how to get to a healthier place after having children? Angela Garbes is a journalist and the author of Like a Mother: A Feminist Journey Through the Science and Culture of Pregnancy. Many of you mamas have told us about your struggles with body changes after pregnancy, so Angela will be discussing practical ways to practice body acceptance after having children, & much more! Schedule a free 20 minute consultation with The Financial Gym over at financialgym.com/foodheaven & get 20% off your monthly membership  Use code "FOODHEAVEN" for $10 off your first box of premium products at www.fabfitfun.com   Produced by Dear Media  
October 2, 2019
Today we’re talking with Maya Feller, a Registered Dietitian specializing in chronic disease prevention. Maya shares her approachable, real food based solutions to millions of people through regular speaking engagements and as a nutrition expert on The Dr. Oz Show and Good Morning America. We’ll be talking with Maya about medical bias, negative health narratives that affect people of color, how to honor culture through food... PLUS getting your kids on board with the meals you’re making, and more.     Get 20% off non-toxic deodorant & body care using Promo Code FOODHEAVEN at nativecos.com   Schedule a free 20 minute consultation with The Financial Gym over at financialgym.com/foodheaven & get 20% off your monthly membership   Produced by Dear Media
September 25, 2019
This week on the podcast we are talking about monetizing your blog! Some of you guys want to start your own blogs or want to start generating income with your existing blog, and we’re here to help. We’ll be talking about the mindset you need as you go into blogging, the different ways to generate income, & strategies to increase your fanbase.  In addition to sharing our thoughts, we also interviewed some of the best in the business, including Jocelyn Delk Adams from Grandbaby Cakes and Sonja and Alex Overhiser from A Couple Cooks.    For the full post and show notes, visit foodheavenmadeeasy.com/podcast   Produced by Dear Media
September 18, 2019
Would you believe us if we said that emotional eating has little to do with food? Our podcast guest this week, Ali Shapiro, has crafted a career out of helping women make "truce with food." Ali is a holistic nutritionist, integrative health coach, and cancer survivor. In this episode, Ali shares why health is about more than discipline & willpower, why people eat when they aren't hungry, the role of stress responses, and how to cultivate resilience and begin healing our relationship with food. For show notes, visit foodheavenmadeeasy.com/podcast   Get 20% off non-toxic deodorant & body care using Promo Code FOODHEAVEN at nativecos.com
September 11, 2019
In this week's podcast episode we talk to Dr. Kristian Henderson, the Founder & CEO of BLK+GRN, an all-natural marketplace by all-black artisans. Kristian shares a lot about her challenges as a black woman entrepreneur, the intersections between wellness and black families, entrepreneurship, building generational wealth, and her helpful strategy for shopping your values.    Get 15% off CBD cookie dough (& more) at CuredNutrition.com with code FOODHEAVEN at checkout.   
September 4, 2019
Did you know that you can freeze cheese, bread, tomato sauce...even tofu? In this week's podcast episode we talk to the OG budget eating guru, Beth Moncel of @budgetbytes.⁠ Tune in to learn how you can eat a balanced diet and save money at the same time. In this episode, we'll cover⁠:⁠ Beth's process for creating budget-friendly recipes...that actually taste good⁠, the birth of the Budget Bytes blog and how Beth grew it to a full-time hustle⁠, Beth's cooking philosophy in 3 words + her personal wellness philosophy⁠, strategies to eating healthy on a budget when you don't have the time⁠ and how to utilize the freezer to save money.   Find the full post over at foodheavenmadeeasy.com/podcast.   Use Promo Code FOODHEAVEN at curednutrition.com for 15% off at checkout
August 28, 2019
If you are like many of our listeners, you love the idea of intuitive eating, but you still have questions. Many of you email saying that you are having trouble applying intuitive eating to your life. Or that the "lack of structure" makes you feel unsettled. Others wonder if there is space for weight loss with intuitive eating. On today's episode, we go beyond the basics with intuitive eating expert and award-winning registered dietitian nutritionist Alissa Rumsey. As a Certified Intuitive Eating Counselor, Alissa helps people cultivate a healthy and peaceful relationship with food and their bodies. In this episode, you'll learn how to eat intuitively when you prefer structure, whether or not there's a place for weight loss with intuitive eating, what to do when you "intuitively love to eat all foods", & how we can create non-elitist intuitive eating conversations. We also did something different with this episode by featuring a special guest, Paris Alexandra, the co-founder of BK Yoga Club. Paris asked some of her gnawing intuitive eating questions that we think you will also want answers to. We PROMISE this episode is a must-listen!! Find the full episode and the show notes over at foodheavenmadeeasy.com/podcast. Use Promo Code FOODHEAVEN for 20% off at nativedeoderant.com Get your free 30-day trial at audible.com/FHME
August 21, 2019
Today we’re talking with Dr. Melissa Fabello, a social justice activist whose work focuses on body politics, beauty culture, sex, and eating disorders. As a digital creator, Melissa develops online content to challenge others to unpack oppressive ideology around food, bodies, and beauty. We'll be talking about ways that poor body image and disordered eating manifest sexually, how partners help to build trust and connection within the relationship when one partner is experiencing body dissatisfaction, what language partners can be more mindful of, or avoid entirely, when talking about wellness, bodies, and sex, & MORE! Find the full post over at foodheavenmadeeasy.com/podcast   Sponsor info: Get 15% off CBD-infused products at CuredNutrition.com with code FOODHEAVEN at checkout.
June 26, 2019
Today we’re talking with Stacey Younge, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker & the owner of Sixth Street Wellness, her private practice in NYC. She specializes in depression, anxiety and trauma using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. In this episode, we talk about normalizing therapy, how to find the right therapist, things you can do to improve your mental health & more!  Use Promo Code FOODHEAVEN for 50% off and free shipping on your first order of Manitoba Harvest Broad Spectrum Hemp Extract products (valid until 8/31) at shop.manitobaharvest.com  
June 19, 2019
Our guest this week is Lindsey Page, a personal trainer and the founder of Radically Fit - a gym for the LGTBQ/POC/Body Positive community, based in Oakland, CA. We talk about creating safe and inclusive fitness spaces, doing fitness without a weight loss agenda, why not having mirrors in the gym may actually be a great thing, and more! Find the full episode and the show notes over at foodheavenmadeeasy.com/podcast.   Sponsors:  Manitoba Harvest, Promo Code FOODHEAVEN for 50% off and free shipping on your first order of Manitoba Harvest Broad Spectrum Hemp Extract products (valid until 8/31) shop.manitobaharvest.com ThirdLove.com/FOODHEAVEN and get 15% off your first bra purchase!  
June 5, 2019
Our guest this week is Emily Fonnesbeck - a Registered Dietitian and mother of three - who owns her own private practice in Logan, Utah. She is passionate about helping individuals create a peaceful relationship with food and their body, building confidence in their own natural ability to know how to eat. Use Promo Code FOODHEAVEN for 50% off and free shipping on your first order of Manitoba Harvest Broad Spectrum Hemp Extract products (valid until 8/31) Link To: shop.manitobaharvest.com
May 30, 2019
Today we have Wintana Kiros on the podcast. Wintana is a Registered Dietitian, stylist, former runway model, and founder of Reset Lifestyle. Her business focuses on helping individuals regain their well-being, and she uses her experience in the fashion industry to help clients build the confidence to feel good, look good, and do good. Join us as we talk with Wintana about owning your style at any size, and why it’s important to dress for your current body. Plus, we’ll touch on being stylish on a budget, refreshing your wardrobe, and more!   Find the full post and the resources mentioned in this episode over at foodheavenmadeeasy.com/podcast   Shout out to our sponsor, Manitoba Harvest! Check out their incredible Hemp Hearts:  https://manitobaharvest.com/products/hemp-hearts/ And their delicious recipe for Blueberry Hemp Crumble Muffins: https://manitobaharvest.com/recipes/blueberry-hemp-crumble-muffins/
May 23, 2019
Guess what? Today is part TWO of our listener Q&A and we’ve got another great mix of questions! We’ll be talking about intermittent fasting, the safety of MSG, interventions for inflammation, our natural hair routine, second career success stories, and a popular question: meal plans- yes or no? Enjoy and find the full list of resources mentioned during the episode at foodheavenmadeeasy.com/podcast   Sponsor codes:  Go to ThirdLove.com/FOODHEAVEN to get 15% off your first purchase of ThirdLove’s comfortable bras!
May 15, 2019
Today we are really excited to answer your most pressing questions related to nutrition & wellness. We cover topics from ranging from troubleshooting intuitive eating & HAES, addressing food preferences, to switching careers, and more!   Don’t forget to leave a review!! Find the full post over at foodheavenmadeeasy.com/podcast   Here's are some inclusive, feel good IG accounts to follow:  Lizzo https://www.instagram.com/lizzobeeating/?hl=en  SELF https://www.instagram.com/selfmagazine/?hl=en Amber Karnes https://www.instagram.com/amberkarnesofficial/?hl=en Ivy Felicia  https://www.instagram.com/iamivyfelicia/ Rebecca Scritchfield https://www.instagram.com/rebeccascritchfield/?hl=en Yera Gomes https://www.instagram.com/yeradmii/ Virgie Tovar  https://www.instagram.com/virgietovar/?hl=en Carolina Contreras https://www.instagram.com/miss_rizos/?hl=en Christy Harrison https://www.instagram.com/chr1styharrison/?hl=en
May 8, 2019
In today's episode, we talk with the Editor-in-Chief of SELF magazine, Carolyn Kylstra. Over the past two years, SELF has made a very public stance about the lack of diversity in the wellness space-- and they've been working hard to make their platform more inclusive. Join us as we talk with Carolyn about the shifting landscape of media (and why representation matters). Plus, we'll deep dive into topics like medical racism, weight stigma, and white privilege. Find the full post over at foodheavenmadeeasy.com/podcast   Sign up for our Best of Program using the code DIRTY30 http://foodheavenmadeeasy.com/bestof
May 1, 2019
Today we're talking all about financial health and literacy with Mabel Nuñez! We'll get into how finances have an effect on physical and mental health, practical ways people can live more frugally, without feeling like they’re living out of a jar, how to build credit, how to build generational wealth in our families and communities & MORE! Mabel is the founder of Girl$ on The Money - a stock market investing education company for women, minorities, and other underrepresented individuals in the world of investing. Find the full post over at foodheavenmadeeasy.com/podcast     Best of Program: foodheavenmadeeasy.com/bestof Code: DIRTY30
April 24, 2019
We're BACK! In our first episode of season 7, we're tackling the science behind Body Mass Index (also known as BMI). Tune in to learn the answer to the question you've all been asking: Is BMI bulls*t? Our special guest for this episode is Rebecca Scritchfield, registered dietitian, certified exercise physiologist, author of Body Kindness, and host of the Body Kindness podcast. Through her weight-inclusive counseling practice, she helps people make peace with food, find the joy in exercise, and create a better life. Find the full post over at foodheavenmadeeasy.com/podcast   Visit www.thirdlove.com/FOODHEAVEN for 15% off your first purchase!
March 14, 2019
Is it possible to be too obsessed with healthy eating? Today we talk with non-diet dietitian Christy Harrison about a condition known as orthorexia, which is when people have an unhealthy preoccupation with healthy eating. Christy is the perfect person to talk to about this condition because she's both a registered dietitian nutritionist and certified intuitive eating counselor. She's also the host of the popular Food Psych Podcast, which explores people's relationships with food and paths to body acceptance. 
March 6, 2019
Today we're talking with dermatologist Dr. Michelle Henry about the unique needs of black and brown skin, and how we can maintain good skin health. We talk about which foods keep our skin flourishing, the best products to help maintain healthy skin, nutrition advice for people with skin issues, how to prep our skin for the cooler and warmer months & MORE! Full post at: foodheavenmadeeasy.com/podcast   Shoutout to our sponsors:   Four Sigmatic – discount code foodheaven BetterHelp.com/Heaven – 10% off first month GreenChef.us/foodheaven – $50 off first order
February 28, 2019
Joining us today is Keri Glassman, MS, RD, CDN. Keri is a Registered Dietitian & the founder and CEO of Nutritious Life, a lifestyle and media company devoted to helping individuals discover and live their most nutritious (and happy) lives. Today, we are talking with Keri about her 8 Pillars of Health, PLUS her key strategies for success as a nutrition entrepreneur. Find the full post over at foodheavenmadeeasy.com/podcast    Shout out to our sponsor:  Thrive Market: thrivemarket.com/foodheaven
February 20, 2019
We're excited to welcome Danielle Capalino, MSPH, RD, back on the show. Danielle is a consultant, author, and certified registered dietitian who specializes in the microbiome and the brain-gut connection. In this episode, we speak about repairing and maintaining gut health, the difference between SIBO and IBS, and how to identify and treat your SIBO. Listen in for all the ‘deetz! See the full post over at foodheavenmadeeasy.com/podcast   IFFGD Website: https://www.iffgd.org/   Shoutout to our sponsors: Four Sigmatic – discount code foodheaven Ritual Women's Multivitamins
February 13, 2019
Today, we are speaking with Yera Gomes. She is a modern-day healer dedicated to making and holding space for connection, self-awareness, and introspection. Yera’s passion to connect with individuals looking to deepen their healing practices led her to create Yeradmi.com - a place where you can “show up” as is, share, receive and connect. In this episode, we talk about the importance of nurturing our minds and body and how to move through stagnant energy with more ease, clarity and compassion. Find the full post at foodheavenmadeeasy.com/podcast Video: Cardi B Explores ASMR Shout out to our sponsors: Daily Harvest – promo code FOODHEAVEN Four Sigmatic – discount code foodheaven Lola – promo code FOODHEAVEN
February 6, 2019
Today we’re in the studio with Emily Kyle. She is a nationally recognized media dietitian and owner of the nutrition communications and consulting company, Emily Kyle Nutrition. We’ll be talking about how to find authenticity in the work you do + working through feeling conflicted with your work. Check out the full post at foodheavenmadeeasy.com/podcast    Shout out to our sponsor:  Thrive Market: thrivemarket.com/foodheaven
January 30, 2019
Today we're talking about ethical fashion with Katie Pruett! Katie Pruett turned her love for people, storytelling, and fashion into Ethical Style Journal--a print and digital magazine for conscious fashion. Check out the full post here: foodheavenmadeeasy.com/podcast   Thanks to our sponsors: Four Sigmatic discount code: foodheaven Ritual Women's Multivitamins
January 23, 2019
Today we have Vincci Tsui joining us on the podcast to talk about intuitive eating and Health At Every Size as it relates to living with chronic conditions. Read the full post here: foodheavenmadeeasy.com/podcast   Thanks to our sponsors: Thrive Market Poshmark invite code: FOODHEAVEN
January 16, 2019
In this episode, we are excited to talk with Ashlee Piper, an eco-lifestyle journalist, TV personality, and author of the new sustainable living book, Give A Sh*t: Do Good. Live Better. Save the Planet.  We talk about how to make sustainability more approachable, what ethical beauty and fashion looks like, practical ways to become more sustainable and eco-friendly, how to live more with less & MORE! See full post here: https://foodheavenmadeeasy.com/podcast/   Thanks to our sponsors: Daily Harvest promo code: FOODHEAVEN Four Sigmatic discount code: foodheaven
January 9, 2019
We are excited to have Virgie Tovar on the pod today! Virgie is the author of You Have the Right to Remain Fat. She is one of the nation’s leading experts and lecturers on fat discrimination and body image. We talk with Virgie about her experiences with fatphobia,  the long road to radical self acceptance, intersections between diet culture and sexism, race, and classism, how fat people can advocate for themselves in medical settings & MORE! Catch the full post at: foodheavenmadeeasy.com/podcast    Thanks to our sponsors: Poshmark invite code: FOODHEAVEN Thrive Market
January 2, 2019
Is it true that it's harder to get pregnant as you get into your thirties? Do risks for complications increase? What can women do to improve their fertility? What about men? These are all questions we'll be diving into with Ayla Barmmer, registered dietitian and fertility expert. Catch the full post here: foodheavenmadeeasy.com/podcast 
December 19, 2018
Today we’re talking food and photography with Timothy Pakron from Mississippi Vegan. Timothy is a photographer, recipe developer, food stylist, and cookbook author from the gulf coast of Mississippi. He is also the creator of Mississippi Vegan, a concept that celebrates plants, mushrooms, cooking, creative expression, and loving animals. In this episode, Pakron will give us insight on how he is able to creatively utilize his passions to showcase vegan southern cooking. To learn more about this episode, visit https://foodheavenmadeeasy.com/celebrating-food-w-mississippi-vegan/
December 12, 2018
Welcome to the first episode of Season 6 (also happens to be our first LIVE episode!!) Today ALSO marks our 3 year podcast anniversary. In this episode we will reminisce on the lessons we’ve learned these past three years.  With so much information out there about food, fitness, and wellness, we know it can get a bit confusing. We also discuss how to clear through the wellness clutter in order to ease confusion and feel a bit more confident as we all strive for wellness in every aspect of our lives! Catch the full post here: https://foodheavenmadeeasy.com/podcast
October 31, 2018
Joining us today is Les Alfred, the founder of Balanced Black Girl, an online community dedicated to helping women of color live their healthiest lives. She started her first blog The Balanced Berry in 2014 to share what wellness looks like in real life. After four years of sharing recipes and workouts on The Balanced Berry, Les is excited to focus more on amplifying women of color in the online wellness space through the Balanced Black Girl podcast. In this episode, we talk with Les about making fitness e
October 24, 2018
In today's podcast episode we talk about a topic that is near and dear to home for me (Jess speaking), Hashimoto's thyroiditis, an autoimmune condition where the body is attacking itself, in this case, the body attacks the thyroid gland. I actually have Hashimoto's and it is a condition that runs in my family - my grandmother, mother, sister, and I have it. Today we will be speaking with Mary Purdy, an Integrative Dietitian who has worked in private practice for 8 years, about what Hashimoto's is, associ
October 17, 2018
Binge Eating Disorder (BED) is an eating disorder that we have not covered on the podcast but that we do see a lot with our patients. BED is more common than many people think, so we are excited to talk to one of the leading BED experts, Melainie Rogers, a Certified Eating Disorder Registered Dietitian and Supervisor. As a recognized expert on eating disorders, she is dedicated to supporting others in their quest to achieve long-term recovery. She is the Founder and Executive Director of BALANCE, an eatin
October 10, 2018
Today we are talking about something that affects so many women, particularly African American women...the Superwoman schema.  Researchers have suggested that health disparities in African American women, including adverse birth outcomes, lupus, and untreated depression, can be explained by stress and coping. The Strong Black Woman/Superwoman role has been highlighted as a phenomenon influencing African American women’s experiences and has been linked with behaviors like binge eating, for example.  In
October 3, 2018
On this episode of the Food Heaven podcast, joining us is Carlene Thomas, a registered dietitian nutritionist, food photographer and recipe content creator based outside of DC in the Virginia wine country. She and her husband Chris run a food and beverage content creation company that focuses on videography, photography and stop motion on digital platforms for national brands. In this episode, we talk to Carlene about being an entrepreneur and her journey pursuing an untraditional career path in dietetics.
September 26, 2018
For today's episode, we'll be talking about CBD aka cannabidiol and answering questions about its use, benefits, and more with our guest, Romy Campbell, RN. Romy is a Registered Nurse who works with Viva Oils, a company dedicated to providing high-quality CBD products to consumers. She conducts thorough reviews of all available research relating to CBD in order to supply clients and healthcare providers with the evidence-based information that they can trust. Check out the full post here: https://foodheave
September 19, 2018
This week's episode of season 5 is a celebratory one because it marks the 50TH EPISODE of the Food Heaven Podcast! It's pretty surreal that this is our 50th episode. We have enjoyed releasing each episode and thank you for your support! Joining us for this episode is incredibly talented author, photographer, blogger, and educator, Eva Kosmas Flores. Listen in as we talk with her about food, farming and eating seasonally/locally.  Check out the full post here: https://foodheavenmadeeasy.com/seasonal-ea
September 12, 2018
If you have been browsing around the gram lately, you've likely come across the #bodypositivity movement. While we are huge advocates for body acceptance, we understand that some people may have questions about what that means and looks like. In this episode of the Food Heaven Podcast, we chat with Amber Karnes, founder of Body Positive Yoga about yoga, body acceptance (and body neutrality), food, and more!  Check out the full post here: https://foodheavenmadeeasy.com/yoga-for-everybody-with-amber-karne
September 5, 2018
In this episode of the Food Heaven Podcast, we keep it real with the classically trained chef, former line cook, former TV host, former-model-turned wellness journalist, & six-time, best-selling author, Candice Kumai. Today, we'll talk about Candice's navigation through the culinary & wellness space as a Japanese-American woman and her latest book: Kintsugi Wellness: The Japanese Art of Nourishing Mind, Body, and Spirit. Full post here: https://foodheavenmadeeasy.com/kintsugi-wellness-with-candice-kumai
August 29, 2018
And we're back! We're kicking off the new season with a very special guest: Tamara Melton, RDN, and co-founder of Diversify Dietetics, a nonprofit organization dedicated to increasing racial and ethnic diversity in the field of nutrition and dietetics. In this episode we talk about the importance of diversifying the nutrition and wellness space, and also about Tamara's experiences as a black woman within the field of nutrition. This is an episode you're not going to want to miss! Full post here: https://fo
July 11, 2018
In this episode, we're getting real with the good, the bad, and the bloated. Gas and bloating might be a subject most people don't want to breach. But as RDs and people who have personally experienced digestive issues, we want to open that vault. In this episode, we're talking about why gas and bloating may be happening for you, and what you can do about it.  Full post here: https://foodheavenmadeeasy.com/helpful-tips-for-gas-and-bloating/
July 4, 2018
We get lots of questions about meal timing. For example, when should you eat your first meal? How long should you wait in between meals? What time should you last meal of the day be? So, today we’re going to get into this topic, to help you figure out the best eating schedule for you. Learn how to figure out the best eating schedule for you using our 3 general guidelines.
June 27, 2018
In this episode of the Food Heaven Podcast, we're talking about our experiences as BFF's and biz partners. The pros, cons, and in betweens. Check out the full post here: https://foodheavenmadeeasy.com/should-you-start-a-business-with-a-friend/ Shout out to our sponsors, MegaFood supplements (www.megafood.com). Thank you for supporting the Food Heaven podcast!
June 20, 2018
In this episode we talk all about intuitive eating, a framework that ditches the diet mentality in order to make peace with food and live your best life. Check out the full post here: https://foodheavenmadeeasy.com/intuitive-eating-with-rachel-hartley/ Shout out to our sponsors, MegaFood supplements (www.megafood.com). Thank you for supporting the Food Heaven podcast!
June 13, 2018
In this episode of the Food Heaven Podcast, we're talking about our favorite places to do food shopping. Check out the full post here: https://foodheavenmadeeasy.com/where-we-shop/ ‎ Shout out to our sponsors, MegaFood supplements (www.megafood.com). Thank you for supporting the Food Heaven podcast!
June 6, 2018
On this episode of the Food Heaven Podcast, we wanted to dive into gardening and composting. Gardening and producing your own food and plants can bring a sense of pride, satisfaction, and trust knowing exactly where your food is coming from. On the other side of the coin, composting can be a great, environmentally friendly way of disposing of old produce and degradable items that can even help your gardening ventures. Listen to learn how to get started with gardening and composting today! Thank you to ou
May 30, 2018
This week we're talking about travel...running a business from two ends of the country calls us to travel constantly. We'll be chatting about the things we do to stay on top of our health and nutrition while on the road!  Full show notes: https://foodheavenmadeeasy.com/how-to-eat-healthy-when-traveling/
May 23, 2018
Do you suffer from constipation? Diarrhea? Extreme gas and bloating or any other combination of chronic GI issues? Then you'll want to tune in for this podcast episode. Today we're talking ALL about gut health with doctor Mahmoud Ghannoum, the man who coined the "mycobiome". Learn what you can do to improve your gut health today. Shout out to our sponsors, MegaFood supplements (www.megafood.com). Thank you for supporting the Food Heaven podcast!
May 16, 2018
In this episode, we'll cover what organic & non-GMO really means, and will provide you with science-backed information so you can make the best food choices for your health & preferences. Full post: https://foodheavenmadeeasy.com/does-it-matter-if-food-is-organic-non-gmo/ Our sponsor DreamCloud (get $200 off your mattress purchase! Code: FOOD): https://foodheavenmadeeasy.com/dream
May 9, 2018
Is it possible to be too obsessed with healthy eating? Today we talk with non-diet dietitian Christy Harrison about a condition known as orthorexia, which is when people have an unhealthy preoccupation with healthy eating. Christy is the perfect person to talk to about this condition because she's both a registered dietitian nutritionist and certified intuitive eating counselor. She's also the host of the popular Food Psych Podcast, which explores people's relationships with food and paths to body accepta
March 27, 2018
Today we are talking with our girl Dr. Tiffany Lester about sleep. As Medical Director of Parsley Health in San Francisco, Tiffany takes a comprehensive approach to chronic disease, getting to the root cause of illness. Grab the full post here: https://foodheavenmadeeasy.com/better-sleep-w-dr-tiffany-lester/ ‎ Nectar Sleep discount: http://foodheavenmadeeassy.com/sleep Code HEAVEN125
March 21, 2018
Are you pregnant or do you have a loved one who is expecting? Then you don't want to miss this episode. Today we are talking all about a prenatal nutrition with Lily Nichols. Lily is a Registered Dietitian/Nutritionist, Certified Diabetes Educator, researcher, and author with a passion for evidence-based prenatal nutrition and exercise. Show notes: https://foodheavenmadeeasy.com/real-food-for-pregnancy-with-lily-nichols/
March 13, 2018
Do you struggle to find a balance with social media?  Are you having trouble putting down your phone and being present in real life? Tune in today as we chat with our girl Fran, from Hey Fran Hey, about how you can cultivate a healthy relationship with social media while creating a meaningful life offline. Fran is a lifestyle influencer based out of Harlem, New York. After years of battling a chronic illness and then healing herself through alternative medicine, nutrition, and fitness, she became an advoc
March 6, 2018
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February 28, 2018
Today we're chatting with Jerrelle Guy, founder of the popular food blog Chocolate for Basil and author of the cookbook Black Girl Baking. Jerrelle is a food scholar, award-winning food photographer, recipe contributor and Tastemade Tastemaker. In this episode, we will cover:  -Jerrelle's process for creating stunning and moving food photos  -Her experience as a black woman in the food and photography world -How she developed her unique recipe and photography style  -How she finds balance in social me
February 21, 2018
Today we’re chatting with national nutrition expert @rebeccascritchfield on body kindness, health at every size, addressing white/thin/affluent privilege, why BMI=BS, what the research has to say about weight loss dieting, & other more! We got so much from our convo with Rebecca & hope you do too! Check out the show notes here: https://foodheavenmadeeasy.com/body-kindness-w-rebecca-scritchfield/
February 14, 2018
It's Valentines day! In this episode, Jess sits down with her fiancé, Yosef, to talk about how cooking together can strengthen your relationship, plus what you can do to make the cooking process more enjoyable. If you aren't partnered, no worries! These tips work for the individual chef as well...so still tune in! Click here for the show notes: https://foodheavenmadeeasy.com/cooking-with-bae/ ‎
February 7, 2018
Hey everybody! Welcome to another episode of the Food Heaven Podcast. Today we’re getting into weight loss. We get so many patients & listeners who hit us up about wanting to live a little healthier- and the focus of the conversation usually starts with weight loss. A lot of people equate being healthy with losing weight. There seems to be this culture of weight obsession, especially among women, and a lot of times it’s not conducive to developing sustainable lifestyle habits. So today we’re going to
January 30, 2018
Recently one of Wendy's BFFs posted a photo of a meal online and she was instantly food shamed. One of her followers quickly chastised her for not being vegan and went on to say that her way of eating was unhealthy and that she was basically setting herself up for a life of chronic disease. As dietitians, we wanted to take a stand when it comes to the rampant food shaming that is happening both online and in person. In this episode, we dissect what food shaming looks like, why it doesn't work and what to do
January 24, 2018
Should you do that detox? We have been asked this question time and time again. What do you think about juice cleanses? The 48-hour cleanse? Tea-tox? The Master cleanse? Charcoal cleanse? You name it…we’ve probably been asked about it. Cleanses and detoxes seem to be the hottest thing in the weight loss industry today. But the fact of the matter is: There is no real evidence that detoxes live up to the claims, and when all is said and done, they can be a big hit to your bank account. Today we get into w
December 12, 2017
In today's podcast episode, Jess interviews legendary sports dietitian Nancy Clark. As a  board certified as a specialist in sports dietetics, Nancy is the best selling author of the popular Sports Nutrition Guidebook, now in its 5th edition. Learn Nancy's top 3 pieces of nutrition advice for active people, whether or not we really need to be taking electrolytes, how to love your body even if you feel like it's "flawed" and so much more. You won't want to miss this final episode of season 2. Get the full
November 29, 2017
November is National Diabetes Awareness month, and we thought it would be a great idea to end the month featuring dietitian superstar Lily Nichols on our podcast. Lily Nichols is a Registered Dietitian/Nutritionist, Certified Diabetes Educator, researcher, speaker, and author with a passion for evidence-based prenatal nutrition and exercise. Her book and online course, Real Food for Gestational Diabetes, presents a revolutionary nutrient-dense, lower carb diet for GD. Learn more & get all the links ment
November 15, 2017
Hey friends! It's been a minute since we've talked about what exactly we're eating on the day to day. So today we whipped up this episode detailing our breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, beverages, and also include supplements and exercise routine. Yep- we get pretty detailed. See full post here: http://www.foodheavenmadeeasy.com/eat-typical-day/
October 30, 2017
Are you a busy college student who struggles with eating healthy on campus? Then this week’s minisode is perfect for you! Our question this week comes from Tori, a student at the University of Virginia. Tori says that she often has a hard time eating healthy because of time constraints, limited/unhealthy options in the dining hall, and only having a microwave and a mini fridge in her dorm. Listen in for some tips and tricks on good nutrition in college! Catch the full post here: http://www.foodheavenmad
October 18, 2017
With FNCE right around the corner, we thought it would be great to do a podcast episode that highlights why being a registered dietitian (RD) is so fresh. In this episode we'll be covering: How to become an RD Where RD's work/what RD's do The pros & cons The training involved The difference between a dietitian and nutritionist And much, much more! For the full post visit: http://www.foodheavenmadeeasy.com/podcast-day-life-dietitian/ For our 8 Weeks to a Healthier You Course visit: https://foodheaven.lpa
October 2, 2017
Learn about integrative nutrition with Registered Dietitian Denine Rogers, MS, RDN, LD, FAND, who is an integrative dietitian with a Master's in Herbal Medicine and Aromatherapy. If you haven't heard about integrative medicine already, you'll love learning more in this episode. Denine tells us about how her own health journey led her on a path to integrative nutrition and how it changed her life. You'll also learn practical action steps you can take to be healthier in an integrative way...starting today.
August 14, 2017
Today we’re going to be talking about natural beauty and body products. This topic has become increasingly popular, and since what we use on our bodies impacts our health, I thought it would be great to make this topic an episode. We’re chatting with Megan Roosevelt, who’s a registered dietitian and the founder of Healthy Grocery Girl. I came across Megan on the interwebs, and saw that she had written a few pieces on naturalizing your beauty pantry. I absolutely love her site, articles, and recipes, a
August 2, 2017
To supplement or not to supplement…that is the question here and a really good one. With supplements being on the rise, it can be super confusing to figure out whether supplementing is right for you. It’s even more confusing figuring out what supplements you should take. Listen in to today's mini-episode on whether or not you should supplement! Here's the full post where you can find resource links: http://www.foodheavenmadeeasy.com/qa-minisode-take-multivitamin/
July 17, 2017
Hey everyone, on today’s episode we’ll be talking all about plant-based living- what that means, why it’s important, and how practical ways to get more plant foods in your life. For today’s episode, we’re chatting with Sharon Palmer, award-winning dietitian & author. She’s an expert on all things plant-based, so she’s the perfect guest for today’s episode. Learn more about Sharon and read the full post here: http://www.foodheavenmadeeasy.com/podcast-exactly-plant-based-w-sharon-palmer/
June 28, 2017
This month’s episode is a special one. Why? Well, today marks our 6 year Food Heaven Anniversary!! We can’t believe it’s already been 6 years! Aside from our anniversary, this month is also extra special since Jess and I are June babies, and actually have our birthdays 1 day apart (June 29th & 30th!) It’s pretty surreal that 6 years have passed since we started Food Heaven, and so we thought it would be great to have this month’s episode be about lessons learned since starting our brand. We’ll
June 23, 2017
Hey there! Today we're answering one of your questions about plant-based milks. Which one should you pick? Is one superior to another? Listen in to get the full scoop. Read the full transcript here: http://www.foodheavenmadeeasy.com/qa-minisode-choosing-plant-based-milks/
June 13, 2017
May was National High Blood Pressure Education month, and so we thought it would be perfect to put out an episode on prevention and treatment strategies for this very common chronic condition. In this episode we'll discuss: -A definition of the two types of hypertension (AKA high blood pressure) -What increases your risk of developing Hypertension -How this silent disease is diagnosed in adults & children -Tips for getting tested to know your status -How to treat hypertension with lifestyle & dietary chang
May 10, 2017
In this week's minisode, we received a question about what exactly to eat during pregnancy and how to not go over the recommended amount of weight gain while expecting. Tune in to learn how to have a balanced meal plan during pregnancy and snack ideas that will keep you feeling full and satisfied.
April 24, 2017
Do you have bloating, indigestion, irregular bowl movements, adnominal puffiness or digestive discomfort? Then this episode is for you. We interview Danielle Capalino, MSPH, RD, a digestive health Registered Dietitian who recently authored the books, Healthy Gut, Flat Stomach and the The Microbiome Diet Plan. We talk about how you can FINALLY get relief for all of your digestive troubles using the low FODMAPS elimination diet plan. Listen in and make sure to share with a friend who can use this helpful info
April 9, 2017
Today we're answering this listener question...what are some good flavorful seasonings for reflux? Listen to this week's episode to learn about lifestyle strategies you can incorporate to manage reflux symptoms. See the full post here: http://www.foodheavenmadeeasy.com/qa-minisode-remedies-reflux/ Resources: http://www.eatright.org/resource/health/wellness/digestive-health/what-you-need-to-know-about-gerd http://www.todaysdietitian.com/newarchives/090313p18.shtml
March 27, 2017
For today's episode, we'll be talking about PCOS aka polycystic ovarian syndrome with our very special guest, Angela Grassi, MS, RD, LDN. Angela is an internationally known nutrition expert on PCOS, and was named one of the Top 10 Incredible RD's Making A Difference by Today's Dietitian. Having PCOS herself, Angela has experienced all the challenges that come with having PCOS, and has dedicated her career to helping women with PCOS improve their health through evidenced based nutrition. She's the founder of
March 15, 2017
Ever struggle with sugar cravings that are having a negative impact on your health? If you have ever felt out of control in the presence of anything sweet, then this episode is for you!
February 27, 2017
Today we chat self-care with Lauren and Deun from Black Girl in Om. Black Girl In Om promotes holistic wellness and inner beauty with an emphasis on self-care, self-love, and self-empowerment for communities of color. Through their website, events, and podcast, Lauren and Deun share wellness practices with one another, and through this work cultivate richer understandings of what it means to be healthy and beautiful from the inside out. Learn more about their work here: http://www.foodheavenmadeeasy.com/pod
February 13, 2017
If you haven’t already heard, we’re starting a Q&A section on our podcast. You can record your questions right into the podcast page on our website, and we’ll record our reply into a mini-episode. You can also questions on your phone, and send to us as a voice-note Today we're answering a very common question- what's up with the sugar in fruit? Is it okay to eat tons of fruit? Listen in and catch the full post here: http://www.foodheavenmadeeasy.com/qa-mini-episode-sugar-fruit-bad/
January 25, 2017
Do you often make New Year's resolutions but fail to follow through? You are not alone. Studies show that as many as 50% of New Year's Resolutions are doomed to fail from day one. In this episode we break down why those infamous NY resolutions don't work and what to do instead.
December 6, 2016
This month, we talk about the process of creating our 28-Day Plant Powered cookbook! We talk about how the idea came about, where we got inspiration for the recipes, and go into all of the logistics involved in bringing our cookbook to life. We hope you enjoy! You can support us by pre-ordering our cookbook here: http://www.foodheavenmadeeasy.com/plant-powered-health-reboot-cookbook/ For more information about Toni Zernik, our cookbook photographer, click here: http://www.tonizernik.com/
November 8, 2016
Today we're talking about our routines- what we do when we wake up, and how we wind down as bedtime approaches. Having a routine in place helps to set your day up for success. You feel good, in control, and are better able to manage healthy eating and lifestyle changes. This also results in improved sleep and energy levels. Hopefully some of the things we incorporate into our routine will be helpful for when you develop your very own routine. Have a solid routine you find helpful? Drop a line in the comme
October 13, 2016
Want to learn how to eat more sustainably? Listen to our latest podcast episode to learn about our top 6 ways you can be more sustainable in the kitchen.
September 1, 2016
Since diabetes management is such a loaded topic, we broke things up into 2 parts. Last month, we spoke about risk factors for diabetes, signs/symptoms, getting a proper diagnosis, and the process of self-monitoring glucose (blood sugars) at home. This month, we’ll be go over diabetes-related complications, how to cope if you're diagnosed with diabetes, medication use, and lifestyle changes. Our special guest, Margarette Edouard, is a Certified Diabetes Educator (CDE) & Registered Dietitian (RD) and will
August 4, 2016
Since diabetes management is such a loaded topic, we broke things up into 2 parts. This month, we'll be go over risk factors for diabetes, signs/symptoms, getting a proper diagnosis, and the process of self-monitoring glucose(blood sugars)at home. Our special guest, Margarette Edouard, is a Certified Diabetes Educator (CDE)& Registered Dietitian (RD) and will be sharing all of her expertise with us. Next month, we'll go into potential complications of diabetes, how to cope, medication use, & lifestyle chan
June 1, 2016
This past week, we've been in Jamaica hosting our first ever Wellness Retreat with Jeff & Kalisa from The Runaway Jamaica. In this episode, they share their insight on food, cooking, and running a successful business with purpose. Learn more about them here: http://www.therunawayjamaica.com/ and follow them @therunawayjamaica
April 17, 2016
In this episode, Jess talks picks the brain of certified personal trainer and registered dietitian Maxine Yeung. Maxine shares how much exercise we need for optimal health, exercises you can do without a gym and (most importantly) how to build a booty.
March 9, 2016
Unfortunately, diabetes continues to be on the rise with more and more people being diagnosed. Nowadays, you either know someone who has diabetes or are yourself affected by the disease. In today's episode, we talk about things you can do to lower your risk for developing Type 2 diabetes. Hope you enjoy! Get the full transcript with all studies mentioned here: http://www.foodheavenmadeeasy.com/podcast-how-you-can-prevent-type-2-diabetes/
February 9, 2016
There's a lot of controversy when it comes to soy. But is it actually as bad at the internet can make it out to be? Today we look at what the science has to say, and leave you with evidenced-based recommendations on how to healthfully include soy into your diet. References: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3074428/ http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24586662 http://vegetariannutrition.net/docs/Soy-Safety.pdf
January 4, 2016
In this episode, Registered Dietitians Wendy Lopez, MS, RD and Jessica Jones, MS, RD share their personal experiences with the dreaded PMS, and talk about nutritional and lifestyle interventions to alleviate discomfort and pain. References: How to cure PMS with food video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qPhcFu2d-SY Access to full transcript and studies mentioned: http://www.foodheavenmadeeasy.com/nutritional-lifestyle-interventions-for-pms-podcast-episode-4/ More info here: http://www.medicinenet.com/p
December 5, 2015
It's often touted as the most important meal of the day, but how much do we really know about breakfast? We share our top tricks for maximizing your breakfast plus our favorite breakfast ideas...with options for those that have NO time to spare.
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