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Barbara's Podcast on Health and Nutrition for Women

Barbara's Podcast on Health and Nutrition for Women

By Barbara Karafokas

My name is Barbara Karafokas. I am a qualified Holistic Nutritionist and started this podcast about healthy weight loss, healthy eating, living and all things worth sharing through my experience living on this planet ! It is especially for women inspiring, motivating and helping you move forward towards your health goals and getting you back to your healthy, happy and sexy place ! My Motto, fave and not fave words, talents, passions ... My favourite words: #Synergy #Smoothie #Naturelover #Coloursofnature #Animallover #theoutdoorsismygym #Triathlon#TheGreek/CypriotMediterraneanDiet #Green #Eco #Consciousliving #Livinglifeconsciously #Africa

​My kitchen motto is "What can I add to make this more nutritious ?" ​

Today I see myself as a Food Alchemist. My passion is combining foods, eating smarter, using the power of food synergy. Mixing and combining foods so that their health benefits are increased.

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Conversations With Arlette Shohmelian a Mindset, Parent Coach and Psychologist
Conversations With Arlette Shohmelian a Mindset, Parent Coach and Psychologist
In this podcast episode, join our  conversation with Arlette Shohmelian who is a Mindset, Parent Coach and Psychologist.  Parents will enjoy listening to this podcast as we discuss growth as a family, as a parent and how to deal with stress and emotions.  Contact Arlette: https://arletteshohmelian.podia.com/about_me Barbara is a qualified Holistic Nutritionist, and author of the 'The Med Life Diet , 12 Essential Steps to Creating Healthy Eating and Healthy Lifestyle Habits and Attitudes for Life !' who promotes an authentic Mediterranean diet,  healthy eating and healthy lifestyle habits and attitudes for life ! She offers counseling in person or online. Connect with me on LinkedIn , Twitter, Instagram .
37:27
November 29, 2022
Holistic Nutrition with a Mediterranean Twist
Holistic Nutrition with a Mediterranean Twist
Episode 8 of the #nutritionist #podcast is out! Including guest Barbara Karafokas Barbara and Ismail Zoutat (BSc. MSc. ANutr.) discuss #holistic #nutrition, the importance of body, mind, and soul in approaching health, Cyprus (and why we should all move there), some marketing tips for nutritionists, and more! This is such an engaging and fun episode to listen to. Barbara is a positive person and it's a delight to have her on the podcast. Hope you enjoy listening to it, this episode is a delight! Barbara is a qualified Holistic Nutritionist, and author of the 'The Med Life Diet , 12 Essential Steps to Creating Healthy Eating and Healthy Lifestyle Habits and Attitudes for Life !' who promotes an authentic Mediterranean diet,  healthy eating and healthy lifestyle habits and attitudes for life ! She offers counseling in person or online. Connect with me on LinkedIn , Twitter, Instagramor listen to my Podcast.
50:19
November 01, 2022
17 Anti-Inflammatory Foods That Could Increase Your Productivity
17 Anti-Inflammatory Foods That Could Increase Your Productivity
Inflammation contributes to a wide range of chronic diseases from type 2 diabetes, heart disease, cancer, obesity and gut health.  In this podcast, I will be talking about the benefits of adding anti-inflammatory foods in your diet and their benefits.  Barbara is a qualified Holistic Nutritionist, and author of the 'The Med Life Diet , 12 Essential Steps to Creating Healthy Eating and Healthy Lifestyle Habits and Attitudes for Life !' who promotes an authentic Mediterranean diet,  healthy eating and healthy lifestyle habits and attitudes for life ! She offers counseling in person or online. Connect with me on LinkedIn , Twitter, Instagram or listen to my Podcast.
12:30
November 01, 2022
Creating Healthier Habits - A Conversation with Diego Oliveira Sanchez
Creating Healthier Habits - A Conversation with Diego Oliveira Sanchez
In this podcast episode, you'll listen to a very inspiring and empowering conversation with Diego who is the co-founder of nutriadmin.com, an all-in-one software for nutritionists that has been helping nutrition professionals run their practices since 2016. He has made incredible transformations in his life, from going to a small village in Spain, to graduating top of his class at Cambridge University and losing over 30 kilos...it's worth listening to his story. For Further Reading: https://blog.nutriadmin.com/becoming-a-productivity-machine/ Barbara is a qualified Holistic Nutritionist, and author of the 'The Med Life Diet , 12 Essential Steps to Creating Healthy Eating and Healthy Lifestyle Habits and Attitudes for Life !' who promotes an authentic Mediterranean diet,  healthy eating and healthy lifestyle habits and attitudes for life ! She offers counseling in person or online. Connect with me on LinkedIn , Twitter, Instagram or listen to my Podcast.
33:19
September 28, 2022
The Journey to Balance - A conversation with Fida Jiryis
The Journey to Balance - A conversation with Fida Jiryis
In this podcast you can listen to a warm and touching conversation with Fida Jiryis, a very good friend and classmate that lives in Palestine.  It is an unplugged conversation about life, nutrition and how you too can escape the yo yo dieting mentality and create healthier eating and lifestyle habits. Enjoy ! Buy Fida's Book on Amazon: Stranger in My Own Land: Palestine, Israel and One Family's Story of Home Barbara is a qualified Holistic Nutritionist, and author of the 'The Med Life Diet , 12 Essential Steps to Creating Healthy Eating and Healthy Lifestyle Habits and Attitudes for Life !' who promotes an authentic Mediterranean diet,  healthy eating and healthy lifestyle habits and attitudes for life ! She offers counseling in person or online. Connect with me on LinkedIn , Twitter, Instagram or listen to my Podcast. Contact me to Book a Session:
37:59
August 25, 2022
What Expert Nutritionists Are Saying About The Benefits of Eating Gelatin
What Expert Nutritionists Are Saying About The Benefits of Eating Gelatin
If I asked you to make a list of the top 10 healthy foods, I bet gelatin would not be one of them. In this podcast, I shall be talking about the benefits of adding gelatin to your diet. Recipe: Fruity, Chia Yoghurt Pudding With Gelatin Barbara is a qualified Holistic Nutritionist, and author of the 'The Med Life Diet , 12 Essential Steps to Creating Healthy Eating and Healthy Lifestyle Habits and Attitudes for Life !' who promotes an authentic Mediterranean diet,  healthy eating and healthy lifestyle habits and attitudes for life ! She offers counseling in person or online. Connect with me on LinkedIn , Twitter, Instagram or listen to my Podcast. Contact me to Book a Session:
13:34
August 08, 2022
How to Become a World Champion of Dopamine Your Happy Hormone
How to Become a World Champion of Dopamine Your Happy Hormone
The brain’s feel good chemical is called dopamine, which sends feelings of well-being and pleasure into your body. Barbara is a qualified Holistic Nutritionist, and author of the 'The Med Life Diet , 12 Essential Steps to Creating Healthy Eating and Healthy Lifestyle Habits and Attitudes for Life !' who promotes an authentic Mediterranean diet,  healthy eating and healthy lifestyle habits and attitudes for life ! She offers counseling in person or online. Connect with me on LinkedIn , Twitter, Instagram or listen to my Podcast. Contact me to Book a Session:
07:06
July 04, 2022
Five Common Herbs and Spices Which Help to Keep You Calm
Five Common Herbs and Spices Which Help to Keep You Calm
On this podcast I will be talking about five common herbs and spices which can help to keep you calm. The good thing is that most of you will have at least one or two of these stored in your kitchen or in your bathroom. Barbara is a qualified Holistic Nutritionist, and author of the 'The Med Life Diet , 12 Essential Steps to Creating Healthy Eating and Healthy Lifestyle Habits and Attitudes for Life !' who promotes an authentic Mediterranean diet,  healthy eating and healthy lifestyle habits and attitudes for life ! She offers counseling in person or online. Connect with me on LinkedIn , Twitter, Instagram or listen to my Podcast. Contact me to Book a Session:
07:21
June 20, 2022
How to Stop Feeling Hungry All The Time
How to Stop Feeling Hungry All The Time
On this episode we are going to talk about how to stop feeling hungry all the time.   Barbara is a qualified Holistic Nutritionist, and author of the 'The Med Life Diet , 12 Essential Steps to Creating Healthy Eating and Healthy Lifestyle Habits and Attitudes for Life !' who promotes an authentic Mediterranean diet,  healthy eating and healthy lifestyle habits and attitudes for life ! She offers counseling in person or online. Connect with me on LinkedIn , Twitter, Instagram or listen to my Podcast. Contact me to Book a Session:
17:08
March 09, 2022
Wearing Your Party Hat !
Wearing Your Party Hat !
This podcast episode is about the importance of taking some time out for your self and how not to take life so seriously . Barbara is a qualified Holistic Nutritionist, and author of the 'The Med Life Diet , 12 Essential Steps to Creating Healthy Eating and Healthy Lifestyle Habits and Attitudes for Life !' who promotes an authentic Mediterranean diet,  healthy eating and healthy lifestyle habits and attitudes for life ! She offers counseling in person or online. Connect with me on LinkedIn , Twitter, Instagram or listen to my Podcast. Contact me to Book a Session:
08:20
January 27, 2022
Confused About Coffee ? Is Coffee Good or Bad for Your Heart ?
Confused About Coffee ? Is Coffee Good or Bad for Your Heart ?
A number of studies have been done touting the benefits of drinking coffee and how it can benefit your heart.   On the other hand, drinking too much coffee can actually increase your risk of heart disease.  Barbara is a qualified Holistic Nutritionist, and author of the 'The Med Life Diet , 12 Essential Steps to Creating Healthy Eating and Healthy Lifestyle Habits and Attitudes for Life !' who promotes an authentic Mediterranean diet,  healthy eating and healthy lifestyle habits and attitudes for life ! She offers counseling in person or online. Connect with me on LinkedIn , Twitter, Instagram or listen to my Podcast. Contact me to Book a Session:
07:59
December 02, 2021
The Power of The Soul - "Dynami Psychis"
The Power of The Soul - "Dynami Psychis"
This episode is about tapping deep into your inner core to make the changes that perhaps you're putting off. Barbara is a qualified Holistic Nutritionist, and author of the 'The Med Life Diet , 12 Essential Steps to Creating Healthy Eating and Healthy Lifestyle Habits and Attitudes for Life !' who promotes an authentic Mediterranean diet,  healthy eating and healthy lifestyle habits and attitudes for life ! She offers counseling in person or online. Connect with me on LinkedIn , Twitter, Instagram or listen to my Podcast. Contact me to Book a Session:
02:50
November 16, 2021
How to Get Your Kids to Eat Healthier
How to Get Your Kids to Eat Healthier
This podcast episode is about my experience with my daughter and healthy eating. I start with when she was a baby, moving through the years until this year, as a 19 year old.  I talk about our challenges and what I did to overcome them. My main aim is that by listening to my story and experiences, I hope to help you with your children... Barbara is a qualified Holistic Nutritionist, and author of the 'The Med Life Diet , 12 Essential Steps to Creating Healthy Eating and Healthy Lifestyle Habits and Attitudes for Life !' who promotes an authentic Mediterranean diet,  healthy eating and healthy lifestyle habits and attitudes for life ! She offers counseling in person or online. Connect with me on LinkedIn , Twitter, Instagram or listen to my Podcast. Contact me to Book a Session:
07:34
November 16, 2021
Just Start !
Just Start !
If you're feeling stuck, then I hope this podcast will help to motivate and empower you to make the positive changes in your life !  Barbara is a qualified Holistic Nutritionist, and author of the 'The Med Life Diet , 12 Essential Steps to Creating Healthy Eating and Healthy Lifestyle Habits and Attitudes for Life !' who promotes an authentic Mediterranean diet,  healthy eating and healthy lifestyle habits and attitudes for life ! She offers counseling in person or online. Connect with me on LinkedIn , Twitter, Instagram or listen to my Podcast. Contact me to Book a Session:
08:21
October 19, 2021
The Wellness Benefits of Lighting a Candle
The Wellness Benefits of Lighting a Candle
From easing your stress to improving your memory, burning a candle in your living or work space can have many benefits.   In the past a candle was a source of light, today a candle represents so much more. Barbara is a qualified Holistic Nutritionist, and author of the 'The Med Life Diet , 12 Essential Steps to Creating Healthy Eating and Healthy Lifestyle Habits and Attitudes for Life !' who promotes an authentic Mediterranean diet,  healthy eating and healthy lifestyle habits and attitudes for life ! She offers counseling in person or online. Connect with me on LinkedIn , Twitter, Instagram or listen to my Podcast. Contact me to Book a Session:
07:52
September 21, 2021
Too Many Food Choices ! How Variety Leads to Weight Gain and Obesity.
Too Many Food Choices ! How Variety Leads to Weight Gain and Obesity.
One of the earliest quotes I heard my mother using was that “variety was the spice of life” .. Wouldn’t it be ironic if one of the very things we hold dear – variety and freedom of choice among the diverse and expansive food supplies – is the very thing making us fat? Barbara is a qualified Holistic Nutritionist, and author of the 'The Med Life Diet , 12 Essential Steps to Creating Healthy Eating and Healthy Lifestyle Habits and Attitudes for Life !' who promotes an authentic Mediterranean diet,  healthy eating and healthy lifestyle habits and attitudes for life ! She offers counseling in person or online. Connect with me on LinkedIn , Twitter, Instagram or listen to my Podcast. Contact me to Book a Session:
09:33
August 18, 2021
18 Common Reasons Why You Are Not Losing As Much Weight As You Expect To
18 Common Reasons Why You Are Not Losing As Much Weight As You Expect To
This can be an extremely frustrating experience especially when you feel you are trying really hard to lose weight and you are not achieving your desired results. It, may be as simple as a couple of tweaks and changes to your exercise and eating habits which will get you to achieve your weight loss goals. Barbara is a qualified Holistic Nutritionist, and author of the 'The Med Life Diet , 12 Essential Steps to Creating Healthy Eating and Healthy Lifestyle Habits and Attitudes for Life !' who promotes an authentic Mediterranean diet,  healthy eating and healthy lifestyle habits and attitudes for life ! She offers counseling in person or online. Connect with me on LinkedIn , Twitter, Instagram or listen to my Podcast. Contact me to Book a Session:
12:19
July 19, 2021
When a Poison is Not a Poison and The Importance of Chewing our Food Well
When a Poison is Not a Poison and The Importance of Chewing our Food Well
In this episode I shall be telling you a story about the importance of chewing our food well. I am sure you will enjoy it ! Barbara is a qualified Holistic Nutritionist, and author of the 'The Med Life Diet , 12 Essential Steps to Creating Healthy Eating and Healthy Lifestyle Habits and Attitudes for Life !' who promotes an authentic Mediterranean diet,  healthy eating and healthy lifestyle habits and attitudes for life ! She offers counseling in person or online. Connect with me on LinkedIn , Twitter, Instagram or listen to my Podcast. Contact me to Book a Session:
04:13
July 02, 2021
The Dangers of Constipation Especially If You Are a Woman
The Dangers of Constipation Especially If You Are a Woman
Constipation isn’t something we often talk about, unless you hang around with me... But given it affects up to 25% of the population (and mostly women) it means a lot of us are suffering in silence. And while most people think of constipation as just an annoying symptom, it can also be the root cause of other symptoms and conditions, including fatigue, weight gain, low mood, and many more. .. Listen to this podcast to combat your constipation once and for all ! Barbara is a qualified Holistic Nutritionist, and author of the 'The Med Life Diet , 12 Essential Steps to Creating Healthy Eating and Healthy Lifestyle Habits and Attitudes for Life !' who promotes an authentic Mediterranean diet,  healthy eating and healthy lifestyle habits and attitudes for life ! She offers counseling in person or online. Connect with me on LinkedIn , Twitter, Instagram or listen to my Podcast. Contact me to Book a Session:
12:42
May 27, 2021
Vase Breathing Exercise
Vase Breathing Exercise
Vase breathing is a breathing exercise which helps us cope with our emotions. If practiced for ten even twenty minutes a day, it can help us to develop an awareness of our feelings and learn how to work with them even while we’re engaged in our daily activities. This breathing technique will help to gradually keep our bodies , our feelings and our thoughts find a healthy balance.   Barbara is a qualified Holistic Nutritionist, and author of the 'The Med Life Diet , 12 Essential Steps to Creating Healthy Eating and Healthy Lifestyle Habits and Attitudes for Life !' who promotes an authentic Mediterranean diet,  healthy eating and healthy lifestyle habits and attitudes for life ! She offers counseling in person or online. Connect with me on LinkedIn , Twitter, Instagram or listen to my Podcast. Contact me to Book a Session:
05:38
April 26, 2021
Think Skinny !
Think Skinny !
A healthy diet plan does not include eating foods you hate in quantities that leave you hungry and miserable. A real healthy diet plan allows you to enjoy the foods you prefer in quantities that leave you full and satisfied. Deprivation does not work. You cannot lose weight let alone maintain ideal weight when you constantly must battle hunger, cravings and starvation. In this podcast we discuss the eating and lifestyle habits and attitudes of a slim healthy person. Barbara is a qualified Holistic Nutritionist, and author of the 'The Med Life Diet , 12 Essential Steps to Creating Healthy Eating and Healthy Lifestyle Habits and Attitudes for Life !' who promotes an authentic Mediterranean diet,  healthy eating and healthy lifestyle habits and attitudes for life ! She offers counseling in person or online. Connect with me on LinkedIn , Twitter, Instagram or listen to my Podcast. Contact me to Book a Session:
10:46
January 31, 2021
Falling Off My Own Bandwagon
Falling Off My Own Bandwagon
This episode is about building resilience and how to deal with life's challenges. The links to the Podcasts mentioned in this episode: A Conversation With Sadhguru and Aubrey Marcus | Aubrey Marcus Podcast Sadhguru REVEALS How To Live A HAPPY LIFE & Unlock Your MIND'S POTENTIAL | Lewis Howes Barbara is a qualified Holistic Nutritionist, and author of the 'The Med Life Diet , 12 Essential Steps to Creating Healthy Eating and Healthy Lifestyle Habits and Attitudes for Life !' who promotes an authentic Mediterranean diet,  healthy eating and healthy lifestyle habits and attitudes for life ! She offers counseling in person or online. Connect with me on LinkedIn , Twitter, Instagram or listen to my Podcast. Contact me to Book a Session:
06:14
December 29, 2020
How to Quit Your Sugar Addiction
How to Quit Your Sugar Addiction
Many people regularly experience sugar cravings. Health professionals believe that this is one of the main reasons it can be so hard to stick to a healthy diet. Cravings are driven by your brain’s need for a “reward” — not your body’s need for food. If you can have only one bite and stop there, indulging a little when you get a craving is absolutely fine. But if you tend to binge and overeat as soon as you get a taste of sugary foods, then giving in to the cravings is the worst thing you can do. In this episode, we will discuss some techniques to help you quit your sugar addiction.  Barbara is a qualified Holistic Nutritionist, and author of the 'The Med Life Diet , 12 Essential Steps to Creating Healthy Eating and Healthy Lifestyle Habits and Attitudes for Life !' who promotes an authentic Mediterranean diet,  healthy eating and healthy lifestyle habits and attitudes for life ! She offers counseling in person or online. Connect with me on LinkedIn , Twitter, Instagram or listen to my Podcast. Contact me to Book a Session:
08:23
November 02, 2020
How to Stop Emotional Eating
How to Stop Emotional Eating
Are you struggling with emotional eating ?  We often turn to food for comfort, for stress relief or as a reward but emotional eating makes you feel worse at the end of the day.    In this episode, we will discuss the causes and how to stop this pattern. Barbara is a qualified Holistic Nutritionist, and author of the 'The Med Life Diet , 12 Essential Steps to Creating Healthy Eating and Healthy Lifestyle Habits and Attitudes for Life !' who promotes an authentic Mediterranean diet,  healthy eating and healthy lifestyle habits and attitudes for life ! She offers counseling in person or online. Connect with me on LinkedIn , Twitter, Instagram or listen to my Podcast. Contact me to Book a Session:
11:13
October 15, 2020
Top Ten Foods for a Natural Menopause
Top Ten Foods for a Natural Menopause
Are you struggling with this transition in your life ? In this episode I'll be discussing menopause and what foods and natural supplements you can include in your diet to help you sail through this change.  Thick Protein Shake with Tofu: https://www.barbarakarafokas.com/healthy-recipes/thick-protein-shake Hummus Shake: https://www.barbarakarafokas.com/healthy-recipes/hummus-shake-light-version-mumsdads Barbara is a qualified Holistic Nutritionist, and author of the 'The Med Life Diet , 12 Essential Steps to Creating Healthy Eating and Healthy Lifestyle Habits and Attitudes for Life !' who promotes an authentic Mediterranean diet,  healthy eating and healthy lifestyle habits and attitudes for life ! She offers counseling in person or online. Connect with me on LinkedIn , Twitter, Instagram or listen to my Podcast. Contact me to Book a Session:
13:24
September 28, 2020
10 Steps to Stop Bloating
10 Steps to Stop Bloating
10 steps to Stop Bloating Do You struggle with bloating?  It’s uncomfortable and unpleasant so I have 10 Tips you can try that will really help. These tips are simple and can be even actioned the next time you eat a meal ! I would LOVE to hear if these help and if you try them out. Barbara is a qualified Holistic Nutritionist, and author of the 'The Med Life Diet , 12 Essential Steps to Creating Healthy Eating and Healthy Lifestyle Habits and Attitudes for Life !' who promotes an authentic Mediterranean diet,  healthy eating and healthy lifestyle habits and attitudes for life ! She offers counseling in person or online. Connect with me on LinkedIn , Twitter, Instagram or listen to my Podcast. Contact me to Book a Session:
14:11
August 05, 2020
Skinny Jeans !
Skinny Jeans !
This podcast episode is for those that struggle with weight loss and weight gain and the importance of adopting a holistic approach to weight loss and to creating healthy habits for life.  Barbara is a qualified Holistic Nutritionist, and author of the 'The Med Life Diet , 12 Essential Steps to Creating Healthy Eating and Healthy Lifestyle Habits and Attitudes for Life !' who promotes an authentic Mediterranean diet,  healthy eating and healthy lifestyle habits and attitudes for life ! She offers counseling in person or online. Connect with me on LinkedIn , Twitter, Instagram or listen to my Podcast. Contact me to Book a Session:
05:35
June 29, 2020
The Power of The Soul - "Dynami Psychis"
The Power of The Soul - "Dynami Psychis"
This episode is about tapping deep into your inner core to make the changes that perhaps you're putting off.  Barbara is a qualified Holistic Nutritionist, and author of the 'The Med Life Diet , 12 Essential Steps to Creating Healthy Eating and Healthy Lifestyle Habits and Attitudes for Life !' who promotes an authentic Mediterranean diet,  healthy eating and healthy lifestyle habits and attitudes for life ! She offers counseling in person or online. Connect with me on LinkedIn , Twitter, Instagram or listen to my Podcast. Contact me to Book a Session:
03:24
June 04, 2020
Healthy Eating Kids
Healthy Eating Kids
This podcast episode is about my experience with my daughter and healthy eating.  I start with when she was a baby, moving through the years until this year, as a 19 year old.  I talk about our challenges and what I did to overcome them. My main aim is that by listening to my story and experiences, I hope to help you with your children... Barbara is a qualified Holistic Nutritionist, and author of the 'The Med Life Diet , 12 Essential Steps to Creating Healthy Eating and Healthy Lifestyle Habits and Attitudes for Life !' who promotes an authentic Mediterranean diet,  healthy eating and healthy lifestyle habits and attitudes for life ! She offers counseling in person or online. Connect with me on LinkedIn , Twitter, Instagram or listen to my Podcast. Contact me to Book a Session:
07:50
May 20, 2020