When it comes to food, everyone has a story. The way you feel about food, think about food, deprive yourself or overindulge, the specific things you crave…There’s a story behind it. Your food story is a big swirl of many things: how you were raised; the messages you received from influential people and absorbed from the media; your positive memories and your painful memories about food. All of it comes together to create thoughts and patterns that directly impact your health and happiness. The bottom line: Finding peace with food isn’t about eating more kale, drinking more water, or doing more yoga. It’s about unlocking your inner narrative about what you eat and why you eat what you do.
Here to talk to us today about food stories is Elise Museles! Elise Museles holds four certificates in holistic health and integrative healing. A frequent speaker, Elise is also host of the popular Once Upon a Food Story podcast. Her work has been featured in Forbes, O, The Oprah Magazine, Health, Self, ELLE, Well+Good, and more!
TIME STAMPS 6:25 What the term “food story” means and what it encompasses
11:22 Elise’s pivotal food story moments
18:00 Food and how it relates to emotional state
20:00 “Food noise” and why it’s so harmful
29:23 How stress is an anti-nutrient
34:50 Food and mood – recipes for how you want to feel
The power of healing can be found in the simplest of things: the Earth. It’s easy to take for granted dirt, farming, planting food, and what goes into the tomato we pick up casually on the grocery store shelves. Listen to hear a powerful story of healing, the impact that farming and soil has on our health, and small steps you can take to make a difference on your health and the environment.
In this episode Kat and Landon sit down with Jordan Rubin, co-founder and CEO of Ancient Nutrition, a supplement company with its mission to restore our health, strength and vitality by providing history’s healthiest whole food nutrients to the modern world. Jordan has an incredible healing story about his struggle with chronic illness, the dramatic toll it took on his body, and how he was able to heal with the power of food (and much more).
“We tend to take for granted that behind every organic food, every organic juice, every organic supplement – there are farmers so that you can eat the way you want to. It’s an under-appreciated trade.”
“40% of food in the world turns into food waste that goes into landfills.”
TIME STAMPS 2:52 Jordan Rubin’s life journey towards natural health 8:57 Faith & hope is critically important to healing 16:50 Real life, real food 18:03 Jordan’s passion for raising and growing truly healthy food 19:20 Producing food is not easy 22:03 Defining regenerative agriculture vs. organic farming 27:08 You can farm anywhere 28:02 The Ranch Project 30:26 Topsoil quality and the link between gut health & disease 32:06 The importance of physical connection to the soil 38:14 Tips and small steps to start moving in the right direction
Kat and Landon sit down with Dr. Natasha Beck (AKA Dr. Organic Mommy) to talk all about food & nutrition, parenting, and creating healthy habits for your household. Listen to learn about pantry staples, dairy or gluten-free food options, and the importance of involving your kids in the kitchen.
Listen as they dive into topics about self esteem and independence in children, fostering frustration tolerance, and setting boundaries for technology. Making improvements doesn’t have to cost money either! Dr. Organic Mommy also talks about 5 non-toxic things that cost no money.
TIME STAMPS 2:52 How to introduce foods or superfoods to children at a young age 4:02 Bring your kids into the kitchen 6:16 Dr. Organic Mommy’s pantry staples 9:34 Dairy or gluten-free options 11:32 The importance of boredom in children 14:29 Boundaries for technology 16:47 How to foster emotional development during newborn stages and on 18:49 Encouraging self esteem and independence in children 21:30 Fostering healthy sleep habits 26:27 “Greenwashing” marketing and how to make good choices 31:22 Five non-toxic things that cost no money
Chronic illness in children is on the rise, and many moms have had to take their child from doctor to doctor trying to get to the root of an illness. In today’s episode, Kat sits down with Dr. Sheila Kilbane to discuss how integrative medicine and nutrition changes can help with these illnesses, especially for children.
Listen to learn about 5 main triggers of inflammation, how processed foods and environmental toxins increase inflammation, how to heal and protect the gut, and more. Kat and Dr. Kilbane also dive into the world of supplementing and how to monitor your children for symptoms so that you can catch inflammation problems early on.
1:40 Why chronic illnesses is on the rise in children
5:10 Processed food builds up generationally
5:48 How to manage inflammation as it relates to pediatric health
10:00 Kat’s child’s experience with toxin injuries
10:52 Early signs of inflammation to look out for
12:43 Leaky gut
16:04 Allergies and asthma as an inflammation response
19:32 It’s more than just food: environmental toxins
Learn what clean beauty really is, how brands handle certifications, and all about the ingredients you avoid in beauty supplies. Kat hosts The Organic Girl (Lisa Fennessy) to dive into the world of beauty products to go beyond just ingredients – packaging and sourcing also plays into the “ethical beauty” world. Clean beauty also goes beyond just makeup! Have you ever heard the phrase “If you can’t understand every ingredient don’t use it”? Listen to learn why this might not be true.
Special guest Lisa Fennessy created This Organic Girl out of a passion to explore the latest and greatest in clean beauty and organic lifestyle as well as THE WHY.
She took her BA in journalism from Northeastern University and turned her knowledge into a platform that helps women to feel empowered as consumers, while also making a positive impact on their health and the planet.
2:20” Ethical Beauty” and how it goes beyond clean ingredients
6:20 Similarities between clean beauty and the food industry
9:45 Clean beauty goes beyond just makeup
11:30 Difficulty measuring impact on toxic ingredients
13:07 Brands and their “clean” marketing and what to look for
16:00 Certification vs. verification
21:25 Ingredients to stay away from
24:45 Top 5 certifications
31:47 Sephora’s clean beauty mark and if it can be trusted
On today’s episode, Kat and Landon sat down with Margaret Romero, a Columbia- trained Functional Medicine Nurse Practitioner with an expertise in lupus, to discuss her impactful story and more. Once severely ill and diagnosed with lupus, Margaret was able to overcome this life-threatening diagnosis by singlehandedly finding the culprit for her illness: gluten. This immense discovery transformed her life and brought her to where she is today.
Listen to learn all about lupus, mold, herbal remedies, and healing your body from fatigue and pain.
8:00 Kat’s experience with bone broth for gut health
9:00 When to look into your symptoms instead of thinking they are “normal”
11:04 Particular age groups that are diagnosed with lupus
12:39 Lupus diagnosis tests
15:19 Gluten and the impact it can have on testing
16:39 Parasite herbal treatment
19:00 How to find the right specialist or practitioner
26:18 Practical steps to help with pain, fatigue, weight gain, and more