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The Joyous Health Podcast
44 minutes | 5 months ago
48: Our Biggest Takeaways from 2020
In today's episode, Walker and Joy have a candid conversation about 2020. Amidst all the uncertainty and the anxiety, there were some really great learnings that came out of this year for both of us. There were some big takeaways that we wanted to share with you as well - things that we really honed in on to bring more peace and calm to our daily lives. We discovered some incredibly fascinating human beings because of this pandemic, and share what they taught us about life. Episode Highlights: Our daily rituals for peace and calm Books we've loved in 2020 People are more complex than a single belief they hold The importance of tolerance and to be mindful of your biases We won't always agree and that's okay, we can still be kind to one another Be antiracist. It's not enough to simply NOT be racist The details matter. Look beyond the headline Think critically, ask questions, be curious, be mindful Dr. Zach Bush Allison Holker & Twitch Jay Shetty host of the On Purpose podcast David Ji Kindness, compassion, and empathy matter Vitamin G is essential for our well-being Resources: 21 Days to Joyous Health Program Books: Surviving Death, The Light Between Us, Signs, Think Like A Monk (I have included Amazon links, but please check your local indie book shop for these titles :) Dr. Zach Bush on Instagram Allison Holker and Stephen tWitch Boss on Instagram Jay Shetty's Podcast David Ji Jeff Warren - a meditation guru we interviewed on the podcast More about Joyous Health Check out our award-winning blog Joyous Health Check out Joy’s bestselling cookbooks Follow Joyous Health on Instagram Find Joyous Health on Facebook Learn more about The Joyous Health Business Program Check out our full line of Natural & Organic Haircare and Body Care.
56 minutes | 6 months ago
47: Docking Our Bodies to the Earth – Intuition and Grounding with Dr. Laura Koniver
Walker and Joy are very excited to welcome the ‘Intuition Physician’, Dr. Laura Koniver, to the podcast today. Laura received her medical doctorate degree from Jefferson Medical College in 2000 and has been passionately supporting her patients’ natural healing ever since. She is an artist, author, holistic physician, and internationally recognized grounding advocate who has published her own children’s book on grounding, ‘From the Ground Up’. Her story is an inspiring one and she shares it, as well as her valuable knowledge and advice, with our hosts today. Laura begins by detailing her journey toward discovering the healing power of nature and grounding, as well as how it led her to quit the conventional medical model and recognize the value of intuition. She then engages in an extensive examination of the practice of grounding, including our sensitivity to its effects, some products associated with grounding, COVID’s provision of opportunities to explore it, and the theories behind it. She also looks at those aspects of our lives that make us ungrounded and can generate a need for ‘shielding’, before finishing the conversation by introducing the ‘BRAIN’ decision making tool. In today’s episode, Dr. Koniver shares her thorough knowledge of the science behind these life-changing practices to support her first hand observations of their value, rendering this conversation, as Joy states, ‘one that everyone in the entire world needs to hear’. Episode Highlights: Laura’s story of discovering the healing power of nature and grounding The day she quit the conventional medical model The importance of building intuition into every decision Tapping into our inner wisdom The practice of grounding and its effects Some of the many ways to access conductive health Grounding cords COVID as a catalyst to explore grounding in our lives The things that make us ungrounded The need for ‘shielding’ Sensitivity to the effects of grounding Theories to explain how grounding works Grounding mats The ‘BRAIN’ decision making tool Resources: Intuition Physician homepage: Intuition Physician The Earth Prescription: The Earth Prescription More about Joyous Health Check out our award-winning blog Joyous Health Check out Joy’s bestselling cookbooks Follow Joyous Health on Instagram Find Joyous Health on Facebook Learn more about The Joyous Health Business Program Check out our full line of Natural & Organic Haircare and Body Care. Learn more about Joyous Detox Online
49 minutes | 6 months ago
46: Human Connection and What Really Matters: ‘Life, Love and Autism’ with Susan Baker
Today’s episode presents an absolutely beautiful conversation with an incredibly inspiring woman. A holistic nutritionist for almost 20 years, Susan Baker is also the mother to two beautiful children and the author of the ‘Life, Love and Autism’ blog on Facebook, where she documents her family’s journey of growth while raising a child diagnosed with autism. The blog shares the raw and real experiences of her son, Andrew, and the rest of her family, but it goes far beyond the topic of autism, delving deeply into the power of connection, understanding and compassion. Reading the blog frequently leaves Joy in tears, and today’s conversation may very well have the same impact on you as well. Susan begins by sharing a bit of her background, some details about her blog, the story of Andrew’s autism diagnosis, and what it is like to be an ‘autism parent’. She also explains some of the tools which have helped Andrew express himself, particularly The Letter Board, and the impact they have had in allowing him to demonstrate his true potential. Together with Joy and Walker, Susan explores the notions of supporting as opposed to treating Andrew, the grieving and acceptance that she and her husband went through, the brain-body disconnect associated with autism, as well as Andrew’s learning, remarkable wisdom, and ability to connect with others. The myths and misconceptions of autism are discussed as is the benefit of loving unconditionally, letting go of expectations, the impact of the label of autism and trusting in the process of life. Susan draws this exceptional episode to a close with her advice for parents of children living with autism. As Susan writes, her blog “is *way* beyond 'autism' -- It is about the human connection, and what really matters. It is about the joys, the challenges, and the learning that comes from it all”, and that is precisely what she shares through her inspiring story here today. Episode Highlights: Susan’s background and her blog The story of Andrew’s autism diagnosis Being an ‘autism parent’ The tools that have helped Andrew The Letter Board and its impact Supporting as opposed to treating Grieving and acceptance The brain-body disconnect Andrew’s learning and wisdom His message for Joy Andrew’s ability to connect with others The myths and misconceptions surrounding autism Loving unconditionally Letting go of expectations The label of autism The biggest lessons that Susan has learned Trusting in the process of life Susan’s advice for families Resources: ‘Life, Love, and Autism’ Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/lifeloveandautism/ Connect with Susan directly: email@example.com Information on the letterboard AAC method More about Joyous Health Check out our award-winning blog Joyous Health Check out Joy’s bestselling cookbooks Follow Joyous Health on Instagram Find Joyous Health on Facebook Learn more about The Joyous Health Business Program Check out our full line of Natural & Organic Haircare and Body Care. Learn more about Joyous Detox Online
77 minutes | 6 months ago
45: Using Light to Optimize Your Health with Matt Maruca
A true ‘beam of light’ joins Walker and Joy for the podcast today. Matt Maruca is a student, educator, and entrepreneur in the field of photobiology, the study of how light affects human health, and he is also the founder of Ra Optics, a company that develops the world’s highest quality blue light protection glasses. A veritable fountain of information and advice when it comes to using light to optimize health, Matt enthusiastically shares so much of it here today. He begins by recounting exactly what light is, why he became so interested in it, and the story of his discovery of epigenetics while addressing the factors causing his health problems when he was younger. Matt then provides an extensive analysis of mitochondria, their importance for our health, the impact of both a synchronized and disrupted circadian rhythm, and the reason why he started his business. Sprinkled throughout his analysis, are references to a number of professionals whose research and theories have greatly informed and impacted Matt’s life and work. He also shares information regarding undoing mitochondria damage, ‘The Light Diet’, his business and its main product, the detrimental impact of the ‘Sun Business’, and what actually brings happiness to his life. To Walker’s great relief, Matt also offers his opinion on the impact of Joy’s bangs on her light absorption. You will quickly appreciate precisely why Joy and Walker could have continued talking to Matt for hours as you listen in today. The passion, enthusiasm, and sheer amount of knowledge that he possesses are on full display here - truly an enlightening guest who provides yet another piece to the puzzle of attaining joyous health. Episode Highlights: What light is and how Matt became interested in it Epigenetics and the impact it had on him Some of the factors that caused Matt’s health problems Mitochondria and the factors that affect them Matt’s ‘car engine’ analogy Using circadian rhythm to optimize our health The ancient Indian practice of sungazing Why Matt started a business making blue blocking glasses Luke Storey’s podcast interview with Dr. Alexander Wunsch about Blue Light and LED Dr. Dylan Petkus and Optimal Circadian Health What happens when our circadian rhythm is out of sync Dr. Wallace’s research into mitochondria and modern chronic diseases Dr. Joe Dispenza’s work and how forms part of ‘The Light Diet’ The puzzles pieces of our health and wellbeing How light impacts our appetite Dr. Satchin Panda’s research ‘Undoing’ mitochondrial damage Dr. Jack Kruse’s work The purpose of, and steps involved in, ‘The Light Diet’ Matt’s company, Ra Optics, and its main product, Blue Blocking Glasses The ‘Sun Business’ and the dangers of sun exposure avoidance, sunglasses and sunscreen What actually brings happiness to Matt’s life Joy’s bangs Resources: Ra Optics discount: Joyous Health discount for Ra Optics Luke Storey’s interview with Dr. Wunsch: Luke Storey Interview with Dr. Wunsch Optimal Circadian Health homepage: Optimal Circadian Health Dr. Wallace’s research: Dr. Wallace Dr. Joe Dispenza’s homepage: Dr. Joe Dispenza Dr. Satchin Panda’s research: Dr. Satchin Panda Dr. Jack Kruse’s homepage: Dr. Jack Kruse More about Joyous Health Check out our award-winning blog Joyous Health Check out Joy’s bestselling cookbooks Follow Joyous Health on Instagram Find Joyous Health on Facebook Learn more about The Joyous Health Business Program Check out our full line of Natural & Organic Haircare and Body Care. Learn more about Joyous Detox Online Ra Optics discount: Joyous Health discount for Ra Optics
63 minutes | 6 months ago
44: Making Your Microbiome a Lush Diverse Rainforest with Dr. Tracey Beaulne
Today, Joy welcomes Dr. Tracey Beaulne ND, R. AC, to the podcast for a very important discussion about gut health and the microbiome. Tracey has almost two decades of experience in integrative healthcare, and is a leader in separating the truth in health information from the sea of misinformation. In partnership with the University of Toronto’s Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy and Genuine Health, Tracey co-founded and is the host of Town Hall Medicine, where she interviews experts in the field of microbiome science to learn about their research and share it with all who are interested. She is also a co-founder of The Tummy Clinic, which is a team of ‘gut strategists’ from various disciplines whose mission is to surround their clients with the most comprehensive and coordinated IBS care possible. Tracey begins the conversation by sharing her health journey and how it propelled her toward naturopathy, her battle with IBS, and her concepts of lifestyle medicine and planetary health. She then explains the microbiome, the research involving them, and how her interest in them began. We then engage in an extensive exploration of the microbiome, including their impact upon our health, the importance of maintaining diversity within them and how to achieve that, their role in Tracey’s work, and how the shift of health in humanity is related to them. We also chat about the factors which impact microbes, preventing digestive disorders, supporting regenerative farming, fecal transplant studies and stool sample testing. Episode Highlights: Tracey’s journey to naturopathy Her battle with IBS Lifestyle medicine Planetary health How her interest in the microbiome grew What the microbiome means Microbiome research Reasons to care about the health of your microbiome and how microbes impact our health Fecal microbiota transplant studies in humans The importance of diversity of the microbiome and how to achieve it How the shift in the health of humanity is related to the health of the microbiome Finding food from microbial rich soil The work of Dr. Sarah Hargreaves and supporting regenerative farming The impact of antibiotics, diet, sleep, exercise, being in nature, and stress on the microbiome How to prevent digestive disorders such as IBS Prebiotic foods The Tummy Clinic Tracey’s strategies for managing stress, especially meditation Stool sample testing Resources: Tracey’s Homepage: http://drtraceynd.com/ Tummy clinic: https://thetummyclinic.ca/ Town Hall Medicine: https://townhallmedicine.com/ More about Joyous Health Check out our award-winning blog Joyous Health Check out Joy’s bestselling cookbooks Follow Joyous Health on Instagram Find Joyous Health on Facebook Learn more about The Joyous Health Business Program Check out our full line of Natural & Organic Haircare and Body Care. Learn more about Joyous Detox Online
64 minutes | 7 months ago
43: A More Natural Approach to Balancing Hormones with Ashleigh Norris
Joy’s very special guest on the podcast today is Ashleigh Norris, certified Holistic Nutritionist and Reiki Healer. Ashleigh is also the owner of The Soulful Sprout Holistic Nutrition, where her focus is on hormone health and optimization, employing a unique and warm approach to hormone healing with women throughout the world. As you will hear, Joy has had, and continues to deal with, hormone imbalance in her life, so this conversation is particularly meaningful for her, and it will be for you as well. Ashleigh begins by sharing her own healing journey, including the effects of trauma she suffered in her youth, and her diagnosis, treatment and recovery from thyroid cancer. She also details how she was inspired to gain a sense of empowerment in her body, and to go forward to receive the training necessary so that she could educate and treat others. Ashleigh goes on to explain the various components such as nutrition, lifestyle, and sleep, that affect hormones as well as the deficiencies involved that cause so many women and men to suffer these days. She concludes by sharing the one thing she wishes women would start doing to better support their hormones and what is coming up next for her. Ashleigh is, indeed, a total hormone expert, and the vast amount of knowledge, wisdom, and advice which she brings to the podcast today will undoubtedly have a profound impact upon all who listen. Episode Highlights: Ashleigh’s healing journey Her total thyroidectomy and lymph node removal How trauma impacts the body on a cellular level Her diagnosis of and treatment for cancer Gaining a sense of empowerment in her body Being an educator first and a practitioner second Her decision to become a Holistic Nutritionist Why so many women suffer from hormonal imbalance The various components that affect hormones The birth control pill’s contribution to nutritional deficiencies Optimizing fertility Organic versus non-organic foods Lifestyle choices that support hormones The impact of chemicals on hormones The importance of sleep to a woman’s hormonal health Ashleigh’s recommendations for sleep hygiene Men suffering from hormonal imbalance The impact of stress on hormones The one thing Ashleigh wishes women would start doing to better support their hormones What’s next for Ashleigh Resources: Homepage: The Soulful Sprout Instagram: The Soulful Sprout Instagram More about Joyous Health Check out our award-winning blog Joyous Health Check out Joy’s bestselling cookbooks Follow Joyous Health on Instagram Find Joyous Health on Facebook Learn more about The Joyous Health Business Program Check out our full line of Natural & Organic Haircare and Body Care. Learn more about Joyous Detox Online
58 minutes | 7 months ago
42: Living and Thriving with Electro-Hyper-Sensitivity with Veronica Ciandre
Today’s episode brings you Joy’s eye-opening and insightful chat with Electro-Hyper-Sensitivity (EHS) consultant and counselor, Veronica Ciandre. A mother and an artist, Veronica’s health journey through EHS changed her life completely and has led her to becoming an expert in this field, and producing a line of natural, sacred, healing jewelry called ‘iSOLA‘. With the experience and knowledge she has gained, Veronica is passionate about educating others and creating awareness about EHS, and, as you will hear today, this passion creates a deep connection between herself and Joy. Encompassing the entire history of Veronica’s health journey, her conversation with Joy touches on what EHS is, how it severely impacted her life, the people and resources which helped her along her way, and some of the practices she engages in now. Joy also shares her experiences with electro magnetic frequency (EMF) about which Veronica shares her perspective, and they discuss Veronica’s jewelry line, before concluding with the 3 pillars she has identified for dealing with anything in life. This is a conversation filled with so much incredible information and which is so inspiring that, as Joy notes, it went on long after the recording finished. It truly is a conversation that you will never forget. Episode Highlights: Veronica’s health journey and what inspired her to educate people on EMF’s Microwave hearing Dr. Magda Havis The meter and what it measures Veronica’s many symptoms Low-E windows Sole drinking Raising your frequency and becoming more conductive Veronica’s suicidal thoughts RF Canopies Her first affirmation and the impact of the many that followed Veronica’s current symptom experiences The power of words and water Joy’s experience with EMFs Rouleaux formation Having an ‘awake’ body Veronica’s jewelry The Fibonacci Sequence and our DNA Shungite Veronica’s 3 pillars for dealing with anything Resources: iSOLA homepage: http://www.iloveisola.com/ SOWE Grounded homepage: http://sowegrounded.yolasite.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/whenwordsbecomemedicine/ https://www.instagram.com/iloveisola/ Home testing: More about Joyous Health Check out our award-winning blog Joyous Health Check out Joy’s bestselling cookbooks Follow Joyous Health on Instagram Find Joyous Health on Facebook Learn more about The Joyous Health Business Program Check out our full line of Natural & Organic Haircare and Body Care.
47 minutes | 7 months ago
41: Dangerous Chemicals in our Food System with Activist ‘Food Babe’, Vani Hari
Joy and Walker are so excited to start Season 5 of the podcast and to thank you all for helping them surpass 150,000 downloads, that they have invited a very special guest to join them today to honor this special occasion. Vani Hari, also known as the Food Babe, is a food activist, and NY Times best selling author who started FoodBabe.com in April 2011 to spread information about what is really in the American food supply. Her investigations have resulted in significant changes within major food companies, and she has been hailed as one of the most influential people on the Internet by Time magazine. As you will witness today, Vani absolutely oozes passion for her goal of teaching people how to make the right purchasing decisions at the grocery store, how to live an organic lifestyle, and how to travel healthfully around the world. Vani begins by sharing her story, the source of her passion, and the significant impact that her research, and particularly one book, had upon her. She goes on to describe how moving to whole and organic foods has changed her life forever, and then details her journey from the corporate world to her current calling as an activist, especially the facts she has uncovered and the criticism she has received in response. Vani explains the dangers of artificial food dyes, the PR nature of current journalism, the reasons for starting her ‘Truvani’ venture, and precisely how the food industry got to the sorry state it is in these days. She concludes the discussion by sharing ideas on how to navigate what children eat, and by offering a glimpse into her new book, Food Babe Kitchen. Vani’s story of discovering the value of proper nutrition, sharing her learning with others, and confronting the negative aspects of the food industry is an epic one which will educate, inform and inspire you – the perfect start to a fantastic new season here on ‘Joyous Health’. Episode Highlights: Vani’s story and where her passion comes from Gabriel Cousen’s Conscious Eating The impact that moving to whole and organic foods has made on her life Her investigation into Subway Leaving her job and becoming an activist Learning the truth about and exposing her critics Vani’s example of PR journalism The dangers of artificial food dyes The importance of supporting activists Vani’s company, Truvani, and why she started it Her perspective on how the food industry got so bad Navigating what your children eat Vani’s new book, Food Babe Kitchen Resources: Food Babe homepage: https://foodbabe.com/ Truvani homepage: https://www.truvani.com/ Food Babe Kitchen: https://foodbabekitchen.com/ More about Joyous Health Check out our award-winning blog Joyous Health Check out Joy’s bestselling cookbooks Follow Joyous Health on Instagram Find Joyous Health on Facebook Learn more about The Joyous Health Business Program Check out our full line of Natural & Organic Haircare and Body Care.
47 minutes | 9 months ago
40: Setting Boundaries and Honouring Vulnerability with Indigenous Healer Asha Frost
Todays’ episode features Joy’s ‘absolutely magical conversation’ with Indigenous Healer and Mentor, Asha Frost. Asha is the Founder of Sacred Membership, a global online medicine circle community who has served thousands of people over the past two decades as a native healer and homeopath teacher and leader. In committing to a journey to reclaim and remember her roots and medicine teachings, Asha specializes in helping people heal when they experience illness, mental and emotional disorders, and ancestral disconnection. Asha begins the conversation today by sharing information about herself, her work, the power of her drum ceremonies, and the importance of connecting with nature and Mother Earth. She shares her deeply personal story of her own healing journey, explores the ancestral intergenerational trauma that has impacted her and so many others, and describes the role that intuition plays in her work and all our lives. Asha then explains the essence of vulnerability, and the basis of significant decisions she has made in her life. She and Joy discuss Spirit Animal Medicine, as well as her perspective on our biggest act of self-care and the challenges faced by those whom she serves. Asha concludes by sharing what is coming up next for her, including the book she has just started to write. As you listen in today, you will undoubtedly experience the same magic that Joy felt when she first met Asha and was so very moved by her drum ceremony. Joy felt it in her heart that day that she needed to know this woman, and the same will be true for you. Episode Highlights: Asha and her work Her drum ceremony Connecting with Mother Earth Asha’s healing journey Ancestral intergenerational trauma, how it is passed down, and its impact upon the health of those experiencing it How much intuition comes into play in Asha’s work and how we can tap into our own intuition The essence of vulnerability The basis for significant decisions Asha has made in her life Spirit Animal Medicine Our biggest act of self-care Asha’s perspective on the biggest challenges that the people she serves experience and her recommendations for their healing What Asha is up to these days Resources: Asha’s homepage: https://ashafrost.com/ Spirit Animal Medicine Quiz: https://ashafrost.com/quiz/ More about Joyous Health Check out our award-winning blog Joyous Health Check out Joy’s bestselling cookbooks Follow Joyous Health on Instagram Find Joyous Health on Facebook Learn more about The Joyous Health Business Program Check out our full line of Natural & Organic Haircare and Body Care.
54 minutes | 9 months ago
39: Hannah Sunderani of Two Spoons: Living the French Way and Being Plant-based
You are all in for a treat today as Two Spoons plant based food blogger Hannah Sunderani joins her on the podcast for a fun and fascinating conversation. Hannah’s recipes are truly ‘drool worthy’ without being overly complicated, and her vibrant energy is certain to bring a smile to anyone’s face. In addition to her blog, Hannah’s other achievements include, but are definitely not limited to, being an editor at ‘feedfeed’, a contributor to ‘Best of Vegan’, and having her recipes appear in ‘Thrive’, ‘Simply Gluten-free Magazine’, and ‘Well + Good’. Today, she shares information with listeners about Two Spoons and how it all began, her move to France and the lessons she learned from it. She and Joy then go on to explore her experience with France’s food culture, the differences between Europe and North America, and how to eat seasonally in Canada. The joy of growing, cooking and being mindful with your food and Hannah’s health journey to her plant based diet are also discussed. The interview finishes with Hannah offering her perspective on full picture thinking, her ‘go to’ foods, and the excitement surrounding her upcoming book. Hannah’s approach to food is refreshing and inviting, and you will undoubtedly experience the same inspiration from her as Joy does when you listen in today. Episode Highlights: Two Spoons and how it began Hannah’s move to France and the lessons she learned from it Her experience with France’s food culture The differences between Europe and North America Eating seasonally in Canada Joy and Hannah’s gardens Growing your own food Hannah’s mindfulness with food The impact of cooking your own food Hannah’s health journey to a plant based diet Full picture thinking Hannah’s ‘go to’ foods Her upcoming book Resources: Two Spoons homepage: https://www.twospoons.ca/ Two Spoons Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/twospoons.ca/?hl=en Two Spoons Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.ca/twospoonsca/ More about Joyous Health Check out our award-winning blog Joyous Health Check out Joy’s bestselling cookbooks Follow Joyous Health on Instagram Find Joyous Health on Facebook Learn more about The Joyous Health Business Program Check out our full line of Natural & Organic Haircare and Body Care.
55 minutes | 9 months ago
38: How to Thrive as a Couple with Psychotherapist Allison
Walker and Joy welcome Allison Villa, an amazing relationship expert and registered Psychotherapist who specializes in keeping couples thriving throughout parenthood, to the podcast today. Allison teaches busy couples to live with intention and to use simple time-efficient strategies to connect with each other. She has a great deal of relationship information and advice to offer not just to listeners, but, as you will hear, to Joy and Walker as well. In the discussion today, Allison identifies the prime importance of self-care, and explores the concepts of unlearning patterns, being cheerleaders in relationships, and implementing ‘daily love habits’. She also discusses the value of recognizing and vocalizing needs, the reality of ups and downs in relationships, introduces some of the programs which she has available to help couples keep their relationships ‘tuned up’, and reviews the role that self-change plays in them. Allison goes into great detail about what she terms the ‘Relationship Seasons’, describes her family’s move to Mexico, offers strategies for families to employ during the current pandemic, and finishes by offering some general advice for couples. As you will hear, Joy and Walker identify with so many aspects of the information and suggestions which Allison shares today, and you will undoubtedly do the same. Episode Highlights: Taking care of yourself as an individual first and modeling that for your child Unlearning your own patterns Being each other’s biggest cheerleaders in all aspects of life Building ‘daily love habits’ into your everyday life Recognizing a need, vocalizing it, and having it heard and acted upon Dealing with the ups and downs of relationships Allison’s Couple’s Tune-Up and Couple’s Sandbox programs, and her Self-Care Tool Kit The effect of the sense of self-change in parenthood on relationships The Relationship Seasons Allison’s move to Mexico and how it built their resiliency muscles Strategies for families in dealing the pandemic Advocating for yourself One thing for couples to start and stop Resources: Allison’s homepage: http://www.allisonvilla.com/ House and Hook homepage: https://www.houseandhook.com/ Couple’s Sandbox: https://www.houseandhook.com/couples-sandbox Couple’s Tune-Up: https://allisonvilla.zippycourses.com/course/couplestuneup/ Self-Care Tool Kit: https://thoughtful-musician-8059.ck.page/59a389ff76 House and Hook Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/houseandhook/ More about Joyous Health Check out our award-winning blog Joyous Health Check out Joy’s bestselling cookbooks Follow Joyous Health on Instagram Find Joyous Health on Facebook Learn more about The Joyous Health Business Program Check out our full line of Natural & Organic Haircare and Body Care.
70 minutes | 9 months ago
37: Create Positive Change in your Life Through Meditation with Jeff Warren
The man who single handedly got Joy hooked on meditation, Jeff Warren, joins her for a very special episode today. Jeff is a meditation instructor, journalist, and author with a dynamic and accessible teaching style whose mission in life is to empower people to take responsibility for their own mental health. He is honest, funny, and, above all, passionate about destigmatizing meditation with his much more relaxed approach, and his mediation instruction continues to be a blessing to Joy while journeying through the current pandemic. In this episode, Jeff shares his background, how his interest in meditation began, and how he uses it to support his own mental health. He then presents the four medicines to be found within meditation, what helps him get into his flow, meditation’s role in creating space in your head and dealing with grief, and explores the neuroscience behind it. Jeff also reviews the changes that parenthood has made in his meditation, the shift that mediation has made with his bipolar disorder, and his unique collaboration with Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello. He and Joy also discuss some of the initiatives he offers, the best way to start meditating, and their favorite meditation guides. Fittingly, Jeff finishes the episode with a mini-meditation in which all are invited to participate. Jeff Warren is a remarkable man whom Joy credits with making a profoundly positive difference in her life – listen in today to find out how he can do the same for you. Episode Highlights: Jeff’s background and how his interest in meditation began How he uses meditation for his own mental health The four medicines in meditation What helps Jeff get into his flow Meditation’s role in creating more space in your head and dealing with grief The neuroscience of meditation How parenthood has changed Jeff’s meditation The shift that meditation has made to Jeff’s bipolar disorder Jeff’s meditation with Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello The Consciousness Explorers Club and its free Community Practice Activation Kit The best way for someone to start meditating Jeff and Joy’s favorite meditation guides A mini meditation with Jeff Resources: Jeff’s homepage: https://jeffwarren.org/ Jeff’s Projects and Collaborators: https://jeffwarren.org/about/collaborators/ Jeff’s YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/JeffWarrenMeditation/featured Jeff’s meditation with Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jzjzejl_Ndk The Community Practice Activation Kit: http://cecmeditate.com/community-practice-activation-kit/ The Consciousness Explorers Club homepage: http://cecmeditate.com/about/ Jeff’s books: https://jeffwarren.org/books/ More about Joyous Health Check out our award-winning blog Joyous Health Check out Joy’s bestselling cookbooks Follow Joyous Health on Instagram Find Joyous Health on Facebook Learn more about The Joyous Health Business Program Check out our full line of Natural & Organic Haircare and Body Care.
62 minutes | 10 months ago
36: Stressed, Tired and Ready for Change with Dr. Lisa Weeks
Joy is extremely excited to welcome Dr. Lisa Weeks to the podcast today for an in-depth look at stress. Lisa is a practicing Naturopathic Doctor who has acted as a Consulting Medical Advisor to one of the largest North American distributors of natural health products where she educated and trained other practitioners. She is also the proud mother of a toddler, and currently co-hosts the ‘Perimenopausal Mamas’ podcast. Lisa works with people of all ages, from infants to seniors, and she strongly believes that lifestyle and dietary changes are the foundations to a successful treatment plan. Get out your pen and paper - you are going to want to take notes during this amazing episode. Lisa starts off by explaining just what a Naturopathic Doctor is, and the road she took to becoming one. She then goes on to discuss the reasons that so many people are tired these days, and she describes the General Adaptation Syndrome, The Stress Bucket analogy, and the common symptoms one experiences as they are approaching the exhaustion phase. The importance of listening to your body, the impact of stress upon the immune system, perimenopause, and the effects of cortisol on other hormones are also discussed. Lisa finishes by offering her professional recommendations regarding nutrition, natural supplements and remedies, lifestyle, and setting boundaries. Dr. Lisa Weeks, as you will soon discover, is a brilliant woman who has so much to share with us all – take this opportunity today to soak in her truly remarkable wealth of knowledge, skill and advice. Episode Highlights: What a Naturopathic Doctor is and Lisa’s journey to becoming one Why people are so tired these days General Adaptation Syndrome – 3 Stages of Stress The Stress Bucket Common symptoms of approaching the exhaustion phase Listening to your body How stress impacts the immune system The effect of cortisol on other hormones Perimenopause Lisa’s nutritional, natural remedy, and lifestyle recommendations Setting boundaries Resources: Lisa’s homepage: https://www.drlisaweeks.com/ The ‘Perimenopausal’ Mamas Podcast: https://perimenopausalmamas.com/ Lisa’s Social Media: https://www.facebook.com/DrLisaWeeksNaturopathicDoctor https://www.instagram.com/drlisaweeksnd/ More about Joyous Health Check out our award-winning blog Joyous Health Check out Joy’s bestselling cookbooks Follow Joyous Health on Instagram Find Joyous Health on Facebook Learn more about The Joyous Health Business Program Check out our full line of Natural & Organic Haircare and Body Care.
64 minutes | 10 months ago
35: Demystifying Autoimmune Diseases with Brett Hawes
Joy’s former teacher, Brett Hawes, joins her on today’s podcast to talk about autoimmune disease. Brett is a certified Functional Medicine Practitioner and Holistic Nutritionist who has been a member of the Institute of Holistic Nutrition faculty for 12 years, currently as a student clinic adviser. He runs an online clinic with a focus on complex and chronic digestive issues, hormone health, and autoimmune disease, and is the host of the highly rated ‘Holistic Health Masterclass’ podcast. Brett has a wealth of experience and knowledge to share, so get ready to take a lot of notes! He begins by sharing his journey into holistic health, his perspective on why so many people experience chronic illness these days, and then defining just what autoimmune diseases are. After briefly addressing the dangers of ‘Roundup’, he identifies and explores the main areas of impact on the autoimmune system, including diet, stress, and environmental factors. He finishes by emphasizing the common occurrence of autoimmune, adrenal, and hormone issues in combination and recommending that all three areas be considered in tandem when addressing autoimmune health. Brett’s considerable passion and knowledge shine forth brilliantly here today as he shares valuable information and recommendations that will have a profound impact upon your health and upon your life. Episode Highlights: Brett’s journey to holistic health Why there are so many people with chronic illness now Autoimmune diseases The dangers of Roundup The impact of diet, particularly gluten, sugar and dairy, on autoimmune systems Elimination diets Leaky gut and how it is diagnosed Stress and our autoimmune systems ‘The Perfect Storm’ Managing stress The benefits of meditation The importance of the proper type and level of exercising Brett’s perspective on intermittent fasting Environmental factors affecting autoimmune systems The importance of examining autoimmune, adrenal, and hormone issues as a ‘unified entity’ Resources: Brett’s homepage: https://www.holistic-health-masterclass.com/ Brett’s ‘Unraveling the Mysteries of Glyphosate’ podcast: https://www.holistic-health-masterclass.com/podcast/hhm-seneff-glyphosate/ More about Joyous Health Check out our award-winning blog Joyous Health Check out Joy’s bestselling cookbooks Follow Joyous Health on Instagram Find Joyous Health on Facebook Learn more about The Joyous Health Business Program Check out our full line of Natural & Organic Haircare and Body Care.
50 minutes | 10 months ago
34: The Power to Rewire Your Brain with Positive Affirmations
Anna Lozano & Lindy Sood, the power duo behind the Loved Powered Family, are Joy’s special guests today. Anna and Lindy are friends, soul sisters, and mom entrepreneurs on a mission to spread love and teach mindfulness through the POWER of I AM - without the woo. They are also the creators of Love Powered affirmation cards, one of which Vienna selects each day for Joy and her family to read and talk about – they are great conversation starters. Anna and Lindy begin by sharing their experiences with, and lessons learned from, the pandemic, and also how they started Love Powered Co. They then go on to describe affirmations, how they work, which ones are their favorites, and their connection to mindfulness. The discussion continues by exploring how exactly they created these affirmations and how they benefit children, the vast amount of feedback that Anna and Lindy receive, as well as their other daily rituals. As you listen to today’s special episode, you will be struck with not only how much Love Powered Co has impacted Joy and her family, but also how it could create positive change for yourself and future generations. Episode Highlights: How Anna and Lindy are managing through the pandemic What is the universe trying to tell us through the pandemic How Anna and Lindy started Love Powered Co. Affirmations and how they work Anna and Lindy’s favorite affirmations The connection between mindfulness and affirmations How mantras and affirmations can benefit children The feedback that Anna and Lindy receive The other daily rituals in which they engage When does life start to change us? How they created their affirmations Resources: Love Powered Co. homepage: www.lovepoweredco.com Love Powered Littles: https://www.lovepoweredco.ca/products/love-powered-box https://www.chapters.indigo.ca/en-ca/toys/love-powered-littles-i-am/9781775101604-item.html Love Powered Co. Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lovepoweredco/ More about Joyous Health Check out our award-winning blog Joyous Health Check out Joy’s bestselling cookbooks Follow Joyous Health on Instagram Find Joyous Health on Facebook Learn more about The Joyous Health Business Program Check out our full line of Natural & Organic Haircare and Body Care.
34 minutes | 10 months ago
33: 10 Years, 10 Lessons - Insights from the Last Decade of Entrepreneurship
In this episode, entrepreneurs Joy and Walker share ten lessons we’ve learned over the ten years (and counting!) of running Joyous Health, a healthy lifestyle brand of cookbooks, natural and organic body care and hair care products. Episode Highlights: Start before you're ready not when the time is perfect. Focus on progress not perfection. Stop delaying, start making progress! Build value and trust before building sales. Create opportunities even when it's uncomfortable because opportunity is just on the other side of your comfort zone. Be proactive, not reactive. Say no before you say yes. All that glitters is not gold. Stay hungry. Embrace the middle. Balance what? It's all about self-care. You can do it. Resourcefulness is a life skill. Invest in your business. Resources The Joyous Health Business Program (JHB) Join the next info session for JHB How I got over my fear of public speaking. 5 Do's and Don'ts on Insta for your biz How to create a joyous client experience from start to finish More about Joyous Health Check out our award-winning blog Joyous Health Check out Joy’s bestselling cookbooks Follow Joyous Health on Instagram Find Joyous Health on Facebook Learn more about The Joyous Health Business Program Check out our full line of Natural & Organic Haircare and Body Care.
55 minutes | a year ago
32: How to Have More Powerful Conversations with Stuart Knight
You are all in for a treat today as our good friend, Stuart Knight, joins us for the best conversation you’re ever going to hear. Stuart is an award winning entrepreneur, a critically acclaimed author of two books, an expert panelist on numerous television shows, and the host of a hit radio show. He also has a sought after podcast and has over twelve thousand people from around the world tuning in each week to watch his thought provoking videos online. He is a disrupter, thought leader and maverick, who has inspired over one million people reach greater success, find deeper joy and to ultimately boycott what they thought. In this episode, Stuart describes his journey to becoming a professional speaker, and how he came to focus on the area of communication. He also explores the role that skills and connection play in conversations, explains the notion of being a ‘conductor of conversations, and emphasizes the value of learning about other people. Stuart then shares the components and skills involved in better, more powerful conversations, the crucial role that good listening plays, and the types of questions that elicit responses which help generate strong connections. Effective communication skills are critical in life, and, as you will discover today, Stuart is as passionate as he is gifted in helping people to acquire and improve them, changing their lives in the process. Episode Highlights: Stuart’s journey to becoming a professional speaker How he came to focus his work on the area of communication Skill and connection in conversations Becoming the ‘conductor of conversations’ The value of learning about others The 5 components to a powerful conversation The 4 components to having better conversations Good listening and its role in good conversations ‘Feeling’ questions and ‘why’ questions Moments when you just don’t feel like having a conversation Resources: Stuart’s homepage: https://www.stuartknight.com/ Stuart’s Social Media: https://www.instagram.com/stuartsknight/ https://www.facebook.com/KnightStuart/ https://twitter.com/Stuart_Knight More about Joyous Health Check out our award-winning blog Joyous Health Check out Joy’s bestselling cookbooks Follow Joyous Health on Instagram Find Joyous Health on Facebook Learn more about The Joyous Health Business Program Check out our full line of Natural & Organic Haircare and Body Care.
62 minutes | a year ago
31: Julie Daniluk - The Anti-inflammatory Queen
And we’re back! After a bit of a longer break between seasons – with Vienna home from school during the pandemic – we are eager to jump into yet another amazing season packed with inspiring individuals ready to share their wisdom and enthusiasm with all of us - and we couldn’t ask for a better guest to start this new season. Julie Daniluk is not only our very good friend, but she is also a nutritionist, a best selling author, a TV personality who hosts her own show ‘Healthy Gourmet’, and has also appeared on hundreds of television and radio shows, including The Dr. Oz Show, and The Marilyn Dennis Show where she is the resident nutrition expert. Julie joins us today for a highly enlightening discussion about inflammation, and you will quickly discover, as you listen along, that she possesses a vast amount of knowledge and passion around this topic, which is precisely why we affectionately refer to her as ‘The Anti-Inflammatory Queen’. We dive right in with Julie explaining just what inflammation is, how it is caused, and the difference between acute and chronic inflammation. She then shares a great deal of information and advice regarding anti-inflammatory nutrition, its impact upon our bodies and our lives, as well as the dangers of donuts, sugar and flour. She also explores the ways that lifestyle and nature itself can affect inflammation. You will be astounded by the sheer amount of understanding and insight which Julie possesses in this field, you will be surprised by the revelations she has to offer, and you will finally learn what would result ‘if guacamole made love to a latte’. We are definitely back, and Julie certainly makes the start to this new season one to remember. Episode Highlights: What is inflammation? The 4 ‘I’s’ of inflammation Acute and chronic inflammation Anti-inflammatory nutrition and the impact it has Some surprising potential benefits of coffee The importance of hypervariety Donuts, sugar and flour and their impact upon our bodies and lives Lifestyle habits that affect inflammation The power of nature Resources: Julie’s homepage: https://www.juliedaniluk.com/ Julie’s Anti-inflammatory guide: https://www.juliedaniluk.com/mthfoodpyramid Julie’s playlist: https://www.youtube.com/user/jdaniluk/playlists?app=desktop More about Joyous Health Check out our award-winning blog Joyous Health Check out Joy’s bestselling cookbooks Follow Joyous Health on Instagram Find Joyous Health on Facebook Learn more about The Joyous Health Business Program Check out our full line of Natural & Organic Haircare and Body Care.
48 minutes | a year ago
030: Understanding Emotional Eating with Rachel Molenda
As an intuitive eating nutritionist, host of the ‘Fill Your Cup’ podcast and online Quarantine Dance Parties, and ‘stress eating expert’, Rachel Molenda’s mission is to help women obsess less with food and their body and to work with them to find their own unique, effortless, enjoyable and healthy way of eating. Rachel’s knowledge on emotional/stress-eating and sage advice are perfectly timed as we navigate our way through the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond. She not only describes her own battle with food over the years but also explores the causes of emotional eating and offers practical strategies that we can all implement right now. Episode Highlights: Rachel’s story and her relationship with food The difference between disordered eating and eating disorders Emotional eating and Rachel’s strategies in dealing with it Rachel’s Quarantine Dance Parties The emotions that members of her community are experiencing during this pandemic Rachel’s description of, and an exercise demonstrating, ‘mindful eating’ What’s next for Rachel, particularly her exploration into ‘breathwork’ Rachel’s advice for those binge eating at this very moment Resources: Rachel’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/rachelmmolenda/ Rachel’s homepage: https://www.rachelmmolenda.com/ Fill Your Cup Podcast: https://www.rachelmmolenda.com/podcast More about Joyous Health Check out our award-winning blog Joyous Health Check out Joy’s bestselling cookbooks Follow Joyous Health on Instagram Find Joyous Health on Facebook Learn more about The Joyous Health Business Program Check out our full line of Natural & Organic Haircare and Body Care.
47 minutes | a year ago
029: Managing Anxiety & Cultivating Positivity
In this episode, Walker and I share how we are managing work, parenting and life in general during COVID-19. We share the strategies we are using to help manage anxiety and cultivate positivity. It's something that we are taking actionable steps towards every day. Some days I feel like we are slaying it and there are moments I am in tears -- but through it all, we are staying connected virtually to family and friends and to each other. EPISODE HIGHLIGHTS Be cautious of information overload Turn off notifications on your phone Write down all the things you CAN control Write down all the things you cannot control The benefits of spring cleaning and organizing Energy flows where attention goes - focus on 1 thing and try and monotask as much as possible How food can help you manage anxiety Are you grazing all day long - ask yourself if you are physically hungry? Write down what I want to accomplish each day How meditation has changed my life RESOURCES How to cultivate positivity I do at-home online workouts through Obe Fitness. Try a 1-week free trial and use my code JOYM30 for 30% off Go Noodle - amazing YouTube channel with activities like dancing for kids Parenting episode with Dr. Kat and Adrian MORE ABOUT JOYOUS HEALTH Check out our award-winning blog Joyous Health Check out Joy’s bestselling cookbooks Follow Joyous Health on Instagram Find Joyous Health on Facebook Learn more about The Joyous Health Business Program Check out our full line of Natural & Organic Haircare and Body Care.
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