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The SoulGarden Health Podcast

The SoulGarden Health Podcast

By Ashlea Hartz
The first step in health care is self care! Join Nutrition and Wellness educator Ashlea Hartz for a health podcast that focuses on the little things you can do everyday that will support a healthy lifestyle.
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The Gut - Brain Connection with Rebecca Hazelton

The SoulGarden Health Podcast

The Gut - Brain Connection with Rebecca Hazelton

The SoulGarden Health Podcast

Healthy Shopping at Trader Joe's w/ Ashlea Hartz N.C.
As a Certified Holistic Nutrition  Educator, I love talking about healthy food, and eating healthy starts with shopping healthy! This week I take you on an audio shopping tour of one of my go-to stores for healthy bargains...Trader Joe's. One barrier to healthy eating can sometimes be the price, but there is always a way to make good choices even on a budget. I love TJ's selections of healthy, organic, and reasonably priced products, so today I walk you through my shopping routine and highlight some of my favorite products. Whether you need a prepared on-the-go meal, a sweet treat, or to restock your pantry staples you can find just about everything you need.   Did you like this episode? Do you have questions or want to share your favorite product? Email me
February 15, 2021
Low-Tox Hair Care with Bronwyn Parsons
Hair Stylist and Salon owner Bronwyn Parsons joins us to talk about the best ways to avoid toxins in your hair care routine. Bronwyn is Co-Owner of Willow and Wolfe Hair a Green Salon in Santa Cruz, CA.  As a green salon, they use products that are safer for stylists, clients, and the environment. In her next business venture, Bronwyn is helping other stylists and salon owners embrace a low-tox philosophy and spreading her good moxie around the country. You can learn more at and follow Bronwyn on Instagram @holistic.foundations
January 27, 2021
Anti-Aging Magic and Medical Skin Care with April Umek
In this episode, we learn about the magic of medical-grade skincare with co-owner of Pacific Coast Aesthetics April Umek.  April is a physician's assistant with over 19 years of medical experience in everything from women's health, emergency medicine, and aesthetics.  At Pacific Coast Aesthetics April and her team take a holistic approach to skincare and their services cover everything from skin cancer prevention to anti-aging.  Their office in Aptos California offers cutting-edge services using the Sciton Laser treatments, and April helps us understand the difference between BBL and HALO treatments which offers a fast and safe alternative to chemical peels.  Beyond the treatments, April and her team support the holistic health of their patients with education and encouragement to adopt a daily self-care routine with thier annual 60-day challenge going on now.  To learn more visit And follow the 60 Day Challenge on Instagram -
December 13, 2020
Healthy Eating for Healthy Kids with Betsy Hicks
In today's episode I speak with Betsy Hicks, holistic health and nutrition educator, author,  business owner, and mother of three. We talk about how  her kids inspired a deep dive into nutrition and the role is plays in children's health. Betsy has spoken all over the world on the topics of nutrition and even wrote a book with tips for parents of picky eaters. We also talk about her advocacy for her son Joey who was diagnosed with Autism 25 years ago, and her involvement in the Autism community which has inspire a  non-profit organization Autism Odyssey and a soon to be released nutrition bar called The Joey Bar.
June 19, 2020
How Better Posture Can Ease Your Pain with Abby Brantl
Do you get a pain in your neck after sitting at a desk all day? Or an ache in your back when standing ? Today I speak with Physical Therapist Abby Brandt about how our posture impacts our body and why it might the root cause of chronic pain. We dive into the proper alignment for sitting, and standing as well as the sign that your posture might out of balance. We also cover exercises and stretches that can help you lead a pain free life. 
May 21, 2020
The Language of Plants - Herbal Skincare with Shar'ron Boren
I had so much fun speaking with Herbalist and Yoga Teacher Shar'ron Boren!  In this episode she beautifully explains how plants and herbs, even those in found in your own backyard, can nourish the skin and support your overall health. Shar'ron makes her own herbal skincare products using fresh local herbs whenever possible, and harnesses their plant power to be used for such common ailments as sunburn, bug bites, dry skin and much more!  Shar'ron offers yoga class and herbal workshops in person where she lives in Waco, TX and now also online. You can find her on Instagram, facebook and Etsy. Instagram @themedicineshackshop - @oils.foreverydaylife - @lunchintexas Facebook Shar’ron Boren - Etsy :
May 15, 2020
The Gut - Brain Connection with Rebecca Hazelton
Today I am joined by Nutritionist Rebecca Hazelton to talk about how food and what is going on in our gut impacts are mental and emotional health. Rebecca Hazelton is a nutritionist and holistic health coach who works with people whose symptoms have stopped them from fully living. She helps them discover where their best health has been hiding. Learn more at:
May 13, 2020
Functional Fitness With Ashley Lentz
 Today I speak with my friend and amazing personal trainer Ashley Lentz EP-C (Certified Exercise Physiologist) coming to us from New York City. We discuss the need for a personalized and functional fitness routine and How to find the "meaning" behind your workout so that you can stay motivated.  Ashley also gives her tips for at home workouts and how to build strength without any equipment. 
May 13, 2020