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That's So Maven by The Healthy Maven

That's So Maven is a weekly health and wellness podcast from blogger Davida Kugelmass of The Healthy Maven. That's so Maven interviews "mavens" and shakers in the health, wellness and business spheres helping to tackle some of life's biggest challenges in leading a balanced and intentional lifestyle. This podcast is meant to inspire, entertain and above all — find comfort in knowing you aren’t alone in your struggles.
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May 31, 2017
Today we are chatting with Joy McCarthy from Joyous Health — and one of the first bloggers I ever met IRL, and she didn’t disappoint. She is just as sweet and authentic as she comes off on her blog!
 
Joy is a holistic nutritionist from my hometown of Toronto, Canada and has built an incredibly successful business and all-around wellness brand over the last 8 years. With a thriving practice, blog, and two books under her belt, Joy is a household name.

I wanted to have her on the show to share more about her personal health journey and how she built Joyous Health, but also about her current passion, helping women struggling with skin conditions, and particularly eczema, heal their guts naturally and thrive without medication. She truly embraces holistic living, both in the kitchen and out.

You'll hear about:
-What health issues Joy was dealing with despite thinking she had a “healthy lifestyle”
-What life changes Joy made to try and balance her hormone levels and stress levels
-What Joy’s number one goal for her blog readers and followers is
-Joy's story and how she launched Joyous Health
-Why food rules can be unhealthy
-How she started her blog in 2009 and if it's changed over the last 8 years
-Food, fitness and everything else - what matters most for our health?
-What does detox mean to Joy?
-How to determine what foods might not be serving your body.
-How to get started with a healthy lifestyle
-What is a digital detox and why you should try one?
-Beyond the kitchen - how to incorporate self-care and other negative habits to change
-Why using clean and natural body products is so important.
-Eczema and why Joy is passionate about helping others heal it holistically
-The one health-habit she can’t live without
-Who she looks up to in business
-What she would tell her 20 year old self
-What she hopes her 20 year old self tells her 
 
Join the Healthy Maven Tribe to ask guests questions and find out who will be on the show before anyone else! http://facebook.com/groups/THMTribe

Please don’t forget to rate + review in iTunes if you love the podcast. Your comments and subscriptions help us make the best podcast for you!

Follow Joy:

Blog: https://www.joyoushealth.com

The Eczema Healing Guide: http://bejoyo.us/2pCVDvH 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/joyoushealth.ca/ 

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/joyoushealth

Twitter: https://twitter.com/joyoushealth/ 

May 24, 2017

Today's episode is around a topic I've wanted to tackle on the blog for a while — mental health. Our guest Erin’s journey is nothing short of inspiring. What she has been through may be surprising to all of you, but her honesty and wisdom gained made her the perfect the guest for today’s episode where we explore more about the topic of mental health.

You'll hear about:
-Erin’s history with addiction and substance abuse
-How she hid her addiction to everyone who cared about her
-What her wake up call was to get help
-What the part of her story is the hardest to tell
-How she tells her story now and when she brings it up
-How she handles not drinking in social situations
-How to be sensitive to those with addiction and what to say if you know someone struggling
-How her addiction to drugs and alcohol morphed into disordered eating and exercise addiction
-Entering into therapy and coming to terms with her depression
-Medication and when it’s the best course of action for mental health
-What she wants people who have someone they love dealing with addiction to know
-How her workout routine has changed throughout the years
-Why she started her blog and how it’s evolved over time
-How fitness has helped her in her recovery
-When the book is coming (!!!) and how she’s encouraging herself to work on it
-The one health-habit she can’t live without
-Who she looks up to in business
-What she would tell her 20 year old self
-What she hopes her 20 year old self tells her

Join the Healthy Maven Tribe to ask guests questions and find out who will be on the show before anyone else! http://facebook.com/groups/THMTribe
Please don’t forget to rate + review in iTunes if you love the podcast. Your comments and subscriptions help us make the best podcast for you!

Follow Erin:

Blog: http://erinsinsidejob.com/

Facebook: https://facebook.com/erinsinsidejob

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/erinsinsidejob/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/erinsinsidejob

May 17, 2017

Today's episode is for anyone who has ever struggled with their skin, whether it's acne-prone or dry or just general health of the largest tissue in our body.

 

I’ve seen some great improvement in my hormonal acne is because of the skincare products I’m using. As someone with dry, sensitive skin that is also acne-prone, it’s been tough finding products that work for me. While I’ve found a few I love and continue to use, none of them even compare to my loyalty to Luminance Skincare.

 

From their masks, to their cleansers to their acne serum, I’m not only in love with their products, but have found they work wonders for my skin.

 

You'll hear about: 

-Kim’s background as an engineer and how he found himself as a natural skincare expert     

-What group of people have the best skin in the world and what he learned from them to produce his skincare products

-Regulations in skincare products in the United States

-Toxins to lookout for in conventional skincare

-Why it's so important to not use synthetic products on our body and on our skin

-Why the cosmetic market hasn't went organic or taken over the natural skincare space 

-Why you should read skincare labels like you read food labels

-What to do if you see an ingredient you have a question about on a skincare product 

-What is "green-washing" and what that means for the beauty industry 

-How your skin works and why it's a barrier for toxins 

-How he discovered, which plant-based oils work well for different skin types

-Anti-aging products and if they actually work

-Why “oil-free” products are not great for our skin

-What black heads and pimples really are 

-What three products you should start with when switching your skincare routine

-How you can try Luminance Skincare’s products FOR FREE 

-Products for acne-prone and sensitive skin

-What the growth of Luminance Skincare looks like 

-The one health habit Kim can't live without 

-Who Kim looks up to in business 

-What advice would give his 20 year old self 

 

Join the Healthy Maven Tribe to ask guests questions and find out who will be on the show before anyone else! http://facebook.com/groups/THMTribe

Please don’t forget to rate + review in iTunes if you love the podcast. Your comments and subscriptions help us make the best podcast for you!

 

Follow Luminance Skincare:

Website: https://luminanceskincare.com/

**Use the code “HEALTHYMAVEN” at checkout and you’ll receive 15% your purchase from their online shop! My favorites are their exfoliating maskdelicate cleanser and acne serum!

Facebook: https://facebook.com/luminanceskincare/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/luminanceskincare/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/luminanceskinca

May 10, 2017

Today's episode is for anyone has tried changing their body by restricting their calories, eliminating whole macronutrients or other dangerous decisions that loop them into the diet-binge cycle that (I can assure you) will never end.

For example — you know the feeling, when you've just eaten a couple sweet treats or a bag of chips and suddenly you get hit by ravenous hunger and cravings for more. Our blood sugar doesn't always communicate with our hunger signals and even though we may have just eaten a ton, our blood sugar has not gotten the memo.
But not everyone has gone through this journey or understands our bodies reaction to carbs and how to regulate our blood sugar. Luckily for us, Kelly LeVeque from Be Well By Kelly is here to break it all down for you. She's a nutritionist, whose understanding of food and our bodies reaction to it is approachable and demystifying.

She uses plenty of analogies and examples to help her clients (and now you guys!) understand the science behind nutrition so that eventually these decisions can be intuitive for you too!

You’ll hear about:
-What made Kelly interested in health
-Kelly's own journey and her unconventional route to a career in nutrition
-How many streams of income a business person told Kelly she needed to have
-What getting a book deal for Body Love looked like
-What her day-to-day schedule looks like
-What type of clients Kelly LeVeque works with
-What Kelly is really trying to teach her clients to do
-Why extreme over-correcting on your diet backfires
-The science behind the different foods we nourish our bodies with
-Carbs, sugar and what can we ADD to our plates to stabilize our blood sugar
-How does insulin work and why it's important to understand it
-What to do when you "overdo" it
-Where you store carbs in your body
-Why we need to differentiate our stores of energy
-How to get over food anxiety and food guilt and find more balance in your meals
-Why calorie counting is archaic and not an effective weight-loss practice
-Ketones and why using fat as an energy source is beneficial for our bodies
-How to emotionally unconnect to one meal so you can stabilize your insulin
-Why you should focus on the quality of your food, NOT calorie count (there's a shopping analogy there!)
-Kelly's holy-grail foods
-Kelly's one piece of weight loss advice
-The one health habit Kelly can't live without
-Who she looks up to in business
-What she would tell their 20 year old self
-What she hopes her 50 year old self tells her

Join the Healthy Maven Tribe to ask guests questions and find out who will be on the show before anyone else! http://facebook.com/groups/THMTribe


Please don’t forget to rate + review in iTunes if you love the podcast. Your comments and subscriptions help us make the best podcast for you!

Follow Kelly:

Website: http://bewellbykelly.com/

Pre-order her book, Body Love: http://amzn.to/2poBmNy

Facebook: https://facebook.com/bewellbykelly

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bewellbykelly/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/KellyLeVeque

May 3, 2017

Episode 17: What's the Deal with Crystals and Do They Actually Work? with Timmi and Heather from Energy Muse

Today's episode might be a little controversial. I wanted to learn more about crystals and when Timmi and Heather from Energy Muse offered their services to help clear up my and your misconceptions when it comes to crystals, I couldn't say no.

Timmi and Heather are total crystal experts. They own a crystal shop in LA that's been open for 17 years. They also have a book coming out in October that's all about crystal healing for your various ailments and struggles. After chatting with them I know I'll be buying the book.

You’ll hear about:
-How they got into crystals and started Energy Muse
-How Timmi got background on all parts of running a business
-How Heather became attracted to the world of energy
-What Energy Muse's early days looked like
-Do crystals really work?
-The historical background of crystals
-How crystals are already incorporated into your life
-Why some crystals feel different than others
-How crystals are a common denominator between all people
-What crystal healing actually means and how it works
-Why crystals are making a resurgence
-Activating your crystals and caring for them after use
-Where did the uses of different crystals originate?
-The unexpected side effects of using crystals
-The true goal of using crystals
-Ways to incorporate crystals into your lives
-Picking the right crystals and whether or not they "call to you"
-Is there a benefit to wearing crystals?
-Their new crystal recipe book and what crystal recipes entail
-How they incorporate crystals into their own lives.
-The one health habit they can't live without
-Who they look up to in business
-What they would tell their 20 year old selves
-What they hope their 50 year old selves tell them

Join the Healthy Maven Tribe to ask guests questions and find out who will be on the show before anyone else! http://facebook.com/groups/THMTribe
Please don’t forget to rate + review in iTunes if you love the podcast. Your comments and subscriptions help us make the best podcast for you!

Follow Timmi and Heather:

Website: https://www.energymuse.com/ P.S. Use the code “HEALTHYMAVEN” at checkout and you’ll receive 20% your purchase from their online shop!

Facebook: https://facebook.com/energymuse

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/energymuse/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/energymuse

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