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Healthy For My Purpose

Healthy For My Purpose

By Sersie Blue & Gigi Carter
This is the official podcast for Daniel Fast: A Bridge to Healthy Living. The Healthy for My Purpose Podcast sets the bar high, very high. In fact, we go right to the top, to the Big Man himself. After all, He designed you for divine health. This podcast will help you connect being healthy to your purpose. And to guide you to your best health, is the dynamic faith-based duo of Sersie Blue and Gigi Carter; health coach and licensed nutritionist. These women are on a mission to level-up the health of everyone within the sound of their voices!
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Work, Health, and Purpose with Mark Cawman, PhD
Sersie and Gigi unpack the connection between work, health and purpose with Dr. Mark Cawman.  Dr. Mark Cawman is an Assistant Professor of International Business, Strategic Management, and Organizational Performance at Azusa Pacific University. Prior to accepting a role as full-time faculty, Mark spent 26 years in Senior Management roles in industry (automotive and aerospace sectors), most recently as Vice President of an aerospace company.  His primary research considers cultural implications in work and task design, especially in support of International Business work transfers, and external factors for foreign entry.  He continues to research and publish in the areas of Strategic Management, International Business, Culture, Equity, and Organizational Performance. Mark also has done some secondary research and writing in the area of vocational Choice, Change, and Calibration.  He frames this research around his 7P model (Purpose, Passion, Priorities, Person, Preparation, Prayer, and Praise).  This is very personal to him as he completed a master’s and doctorate degree after the age of 40 and had his first child at 47 after giving up on having children.  After his daughter was born, he started an introspective and discernment phase following this 7P model. Mark realized stress and priorities in his life were impacting him physically, emotionally, and spiritually.  He did not like who he had become as a person, and wanted to be more missional in vocation, and focused on his daughter.  Accordingly, he has made significant changes since 2019, supported in prayer.  He now believes he is aligned with purpose and passion through a vocational change that he realized he had significant preparation for.  This also allowed priority changes as he focuses on his daughter.  He realized that he had coped with stress and overall neglected his health through poor eating, bad habits, and neglect.  He put priority on his health as he had a purpose (living well and long for his young daughter), and he was blessed to be reinvented as a person, and now can re-enjoy many of his hobbies that had been his passion when he was younger.  Today his is full of praise as he enjoys a fulfilling career, considerably more time and energy for his daughter and family, a closer walk in his faith, and he lost 80 pounds between mid-January and mid-May!  He supports the message of Gigi and Sersie that health is aligned with purpose, but he speaks to a holistic consideration of vocation and life obligations, spiritual care, and health as a comprehensive well-being.  Join us as he discusses how these can overlap and help or hinder each other in achieving a person that is centered spiritually, physically, emotionally, and vocationally through purpose.
41:42
January 20, 2022
What You Need to Know About Cholesterol with Dr. Joel Kahn
Dr. Joel Kahn shares what you need to know about cholesterol, including Lipoprotein(a), and what you can do to lower your risk of heart disease and make you an overall healthy person. Learn more about Daniel Fast: A Bridge to Healthy Living Join the exclusive Facebook Group Sign up for the FREE 4-Day Prayer for Your Health Challenge Buy A Prayer for Your Health Journal Sign up for the 4-Week Interactive Course Subscribe to Daniel's Plate for NEW recipes weekly! Check out our blog. We hope you enjoy it! Please subscribe, rate and review this podcast on iTunes. We appreciate your feedback. Sersie & Gigi Music credit & affiliate disclosure Bliss by Luke Bergs https://soundcloud.com/bergscloud Creative Commons — Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported — CC BY-SA 3.0 Free Download / Stream: https://bit.ly/33DJFs9 Music promoted by Audio Library https://youtu.be/e9aXhBQDT9Y As an Amazon Associate, we receive a small commission for qualifying purchases.
19:35
January 13, 2022
The Courage to Take Action
Sersie and Gigi unpack day 4 of A Prayer for Your Health FREE 4-day challenge. They discuss the importance of moving beyond knowledge to taking action around your health goals.
19:11
December 30, 2021
Breaking Generational Patterns of Poor Health
Sersie and Gigi have a candid conversation about the misconceptions around what ‘runs’ in our families. They talk about how passing down recipes can lead to passing down diseases. What could be more important than leaving a legacy of good health?
21:20
December 23, 2021
Breaking Our Addiction to Food!
Sersie and Gigi deep dive into the topic of food addiction as part of Day 2 in A Prayer for Your Health FREE 4-Day Challenge. This episode unpacks why it is important to have a healthy relationship with food. Learn more about Daniel Fast: A Bridge to Healthy Living Join the exclusive Facebook Group Sign up for the FREE 4-Day Prayer for Your Health Challenge Buy A Prayer for Your Health Journal Sign up for the 4-Week Interactive Course Subscribe to Daniel's Plate for NEW recipes weekly! Check out our blog We hope you enjoy! Please subscribe, rate and review this podcast on iTunes. We appreciate your feedback. Sersie & Gigi Music credit & affiliate disclosure Bliss by Luke Bergs https://soundcloud.com/bergscloud Creative Commons — Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported — CC BY-SA 3.0 Free Download / Stream: https://bit.ly/33DJFs9 Music promoted by Audio Library https://youtu.be/e9aXhBQDT9Y As an Amazon Associate, we receive a small commission for qualifying purchases.
20:47
December 16, 2021
Why having a God-Centered Self Image is important to your health!
Sersie and Gigi talk about the importance of starting your new health journey out with creating a God-centered self image. This episode is inspired by the 4 Day Prayer for Your Health Challenge. Sersie and Gigi challenge the listener to reexamine their current self image and the role it plays in achieving their health goals. This episode is all about creating a unshakeable foundation so you can find the deeper reasons to stay on your health journey.  Learn more about Daniel Fast: A Bridge to Healthy Living Join the exclusive Facebook Group Sign up for the FREE 4-Day Prayer for Your Health Challenge Buy A Prayer for Your Health Journal Sign up for the 4-Week Interactive Course Subscribe to Daniel's Plate for NEW recipes weekly! Check out our blog We hope you enjoy! Please subscribe, rate and review this podcast on iTunes. We appreciate your feedback. Sersie & Gigi Music credit & affiliate disclosure Bliss by Luke Bergs https://soundcloud.com/bergscloud Creative Commons — Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported — CC BY-SA 3.0 Free Download / Stream: https://bit.ly/33DJFs9 Music promoted by Audio Library https://youtu.be/e9aXhBQDT9Y As an Amazon Associate, we receive a small commission for qualifying purchases.
23:40
December 09, 2021
Weight Loss and More with Michael Greger MD
Sersie Blue interviews NY Times Bestselling author and founder of NutritionFacts.org, Dr. Michael Gregor. They talk about How Not to Die, weight loss and more. This episode is an engaging conversation on how to prevent the leading cause of the death.  They also dig into basic principles around his groundbreaking best seller book How Not to Diet. Also,  this episode touches on a few tips on how to survive a pandemic.   www.nutritionfacts.org  Books: How Not to Die, How Not to Diet, How to Survive a Pandemic Learn more about Daniel Fast: A Bridge to Healthy Living Join the exclusive Facebook Group Sign up for the FREE 4-Day Prayer for Your Health Challenge Buy A Prayer for Your Health Journal Sign up for the 4-Week Interactive Course Subscribe to Daniel's Plate for NEW recipes weekly! Check out our blog We hope you enjoy! Please subscribe, rate and review this podcast on iTunes. We appreciate your feedback. Sersie & Gigi Music credit & affiliate disclosure Bliss by Luke Bergs https://soundcloud.com/bergscloud Creative Commons — Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported — CC BY-SA 3.0 Free Download / Stream: https://bit.ly/33DJFs9 Music promoted by Audio Library https://youtu.be/e9aXhBQDT9Y As an Amazon Associate, we receive a small commission for qualifying purchases.
24:16
December 02, 2021
Overcoming Emotional Eating and Food Addiction with Chef AJ
Chef AJ shares her inspiring story about overcoming emotional eating and food addiction. She speaks candidly about how to break free from the foods that do not serve us. This episode is packed with practical tips, thought provoking ideas and tools to guide you through reconstructing a healthier relationship with food.   Learn more about Daniel Fast: A Bridge to Healthy Living Join the exclusive Facebook Group Sign up for the FREE 4-Day Prayer for Your Health Challenge Buy A Prayer for Your Health Journal Sign up for the 4-Week Interactive Course Subscribe to Daniel's Plate for NEW recipes weekly! Check out our blog We hope you enjoy! Please subscribe, rate and review this podcast on iTunes. We appreciate your feedback. Sersie & Gigi Music credit & affiliate disclosure Bliss by Luke Bergs https://soundcloud.com/bergscloud Creative Commons — Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported — CC BY-SA 3.0 Free Download / Stream: https://bit.ly/33DJFs9 Music promoted by Audio Library https://youtu.be/e9aXhBQDT9Y As an Amazon Associate, we receive a small commission for qualifying purchases.
59:44
November 26, 2021
How to Beat High Blood Pressure with Dr. Kim Williams
In our conversation with Dr. Kim Williams we discuss the multifactorial nature of hypertension, or chronically high blood pressure. Dr. Kim talks about ways to you can prevent, manage and even reserve your high blood pressure. He talks about his own experience of developing high blood in college and why that convinced him that genetics wasn't the main culprit when it comes to high blood pressure. He also talks about racial disparities in healthcare and how it relates to chronic health issues, specially high blood pressure. If you know someone or you are personally dealing with high blood pressure you will walk away with practical tools to make changes to your health.  Key Takeaways: There are several contributing factors, but diet plays a significant role in preventing and reversing high blood pressure.   You can take control of your health and protect against hypertension (along with other chronic diseases) by eating a low sodium whole-food, plant-based diet, limiting alcohol, avoiding tobacco, and getting 45 minutes of exercise daily.  Foods that lower blood pressure are found in the plant kingdom: vegetables, fruits, whole grains, legumes (beans, peas, lentils), nuts and seeds as well as herbs and spices.  We hope you find this information helpful. Learn more about how the Daniel Fast can help lower blood pressure. Study: 75% of black adults will have hypertension by age 55  Black Lives Need to Matter: Examining the Inequities in Medicine. Learn more about Daniel Fast: A Bridge to Healthy Living Join the exclusive Facebook Group Sign up for the FREE 4-Day Prayer for Your Health Challenge Buy A Prayer for Your Health Journal Sign up for the 4-Week Interactive Course Subscribe to Daniel's Plate for NEW recipes weekly! Check out our blog We hope you enjoy! Please subscribe, rate and review this podcast on iTunes. We appreciate your feedback. Sersie & Gigi Music credit & affiliate disclosure Bliss by Luke Bergs https://soundcloud.com/bergscloud Creative Commons — Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported — CC BY-SA 3.0 Free Download / Stream: https://bit.ly/33DJFs9 Music promoted by Audio Library https://youtu.be/e9aXhBQDT9Y As an Amazon Associate, we receive a small commission for qualifying purchases.
25:28
November 19, 2021
How to Build a Healthy Immune System During a Pandemic! with Dr. Joel Fuhrman
"Now is the time to make the change [to a healthy diet]. Regardless of your age or health status, you will improve and protect your life." -- Joel Fuhrman, MD    Dr. Joel Fuhrman is a board-certified family physician, and seven-time New York Times Bestselling author. We learned of Dr. Fuhrman from his wildly popular book, Eat to Live. He recently came out with a very timely book, Eat for Life, which includes how to build a healthy immune system. In this episode, we talk about how to improve your immune system amidst COVID-19 or any virus. We also discuss ways to fight back if you get sick. This interview was initially recorded on March 30, 2020. Given the increasing variants of the COVID, we felt it was necessary to keep this topic at the forefront.  Dr. Fuhrman’s website  G-BOMBS stands for Greens, Beans, Onions, Mushrooms, Berries, and Seeds   Nutritarian Recipes: Juicing to accelerate the absorption of nutrients: 1/3 cruciferous greens 1/3 salad greens 1/3 carrots or beets Some lemon or ginger Check out this blog post with more immune-boosting recipes.  Learn more about Daniel Fast: A Bridge to Healthy Living Join the exclusive Facebook Group Sign up for the FREE 4-Day Prayer for Your Health Challenge Buy A Prayer for Your Health Journal Sign up for the 4-Week Interactive Course Subscribe to Daniel's Plate for NEW recipes weekly! Check out our blog. We hope you enjoy it! Please subscribe, rate and review this podcast on iTunes. We appreciate your feedback. Sersie & Gigi Music credit & affiliate disclosure Bliss by Luke Bergs https://soundcloud.com/bergscloud Creative Commons — Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported — CC BY-SA 3.0 Free Download / Stream: https://bit.ly/33DJFs9 Music promoted by Audio Library https://youtu.be/e9aXhBQDT9Y As an Amazon Associate, we receive a small commission for qualifying purchases.
21:31
November 12, 2021
Your Diet, Hormones and Health with Dr. Neal Barnard, MD, FACC
Gigi and Sersie have a power-packed conversation with Dr. Neal Barnard, they talk about the variety of ways to get your body into balance. They talk about body weight and the role it plays in chronic diseases and certain cancers. The conversation dives into how to manage type 2 diabetes with lifestyle changes and diet. Dr. Neal Bernard answers the most common questions around hormones, ways to reduce hot flashes, and how to get through menopause without losing your mind. He also gives specific scientific truths about soy and addresses the popular misconceptions around eating soy. This episode will leave the listeners with practical tools to bring their bodies into balance. To learn more pick up a copy of his book, Your Body in Balance. You won't be disappointed. The Daniel Fast is a great way to bring God into your health journey and kickstart your transition to a whole-food, plant-based lifestyle. Also, check out our blog Which Diet is Best for Menopause. Learn more about Daniel Fast: A Bridge to Healthy Living Join the exclusive Facebook Group Sign up for the FREE 4-Day Prayer for Your Health Challenge Buy A Prayer for Your Health Journal Sign up for the 4-Week Interactive Course Subscribe to Daniel's Plate for NEW recipes weekly! Check out our blog and this post. We hope you enjoy it! Please subscribe, rate and review this podcast on iTunes. We appreciate your feedback. Sersie & Gigi Music credit & affiliate disclosure Bliss by Luke Bergs https://soundcloud.com/bergscloud Creative Commons — Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported — CC BY-SA 3.0 Free Download / Stream: https://bit.ly/33DJFs9 Music promoted by Audio Library https://youtu.be/e9aXhBQDT9Y As an Amazon Associate, we receive a small commission for qualifying purchases.
32:25
November 04, 2021
This is Not Your Church's Daniel Fast: This is a NEW Thing!
Have you ever done the Daniel Fast and felt better but couldn't wait to finish the days you committed to? This episode explores this contradiction that many people face when doing the traditional Daniel Fast. This episode challenges the listener to look at the Daniel Fast as a lifestyle rather than something we do to start off the year. Sersie describes this as a "New Thing," and she unpacks how Daniel Fast: A Bridge to Healthy Living is changing the game when it comes to helping women take charge of their health. Even if you haven't done the Daniel Fast, this episode will enlighten you about the benefits of eating like Daniel in the Bible for your health, both spiritually and physically.  Learn more about Daniel Fast: A Bridge to Healthy Living Join the exclusive Facebook Group Sign up for the FREE 4-Day Prayer for Your Health Challenge Buy A Prayer for Your Health Journal Sign up for the 4-Week Interactive Course Subscribe to Daniel's Plate for NEW recipes weekly! Check out our blog and this post. We hope you enjoy it! Please subscribe, rate and review this podcast on iTunes. We appreciate your feedback. Sersie & Gigi Music credit & affiliate disclosure Bliss by Luke Bergs https://soundcloud.com/bergscloud Creative Commons — Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported — CC BY-SA 3.0 Free Download / Stream: https://bit.ly/33DJFs9 Music promoted by Audio Library https://youtu.be/e9aXhBQDT9Y As an Amazon Associate, we receive a small commission for qualifying purchases.
30:49
October 29, 2021
The Power of Purpose & Divine Connection
This episode sets the stage for how Sersie and Gigi met and why they are so passionate about being "Healthy for My Purpose." Separated by 3000 miles, Sersie and Gigi met in the middle of Covid-19. This episode unravels how God used Gigi and Sersie to orchestrate His divine plan. United by their radical empathy for those who had comorbidities and were dying at higher rates during the pandemic and their personal story of overcoming health issues, Sersie and Gigi were inspired to create Daniel Fast: A Bridge to Healthy Living. This episode is candid, authentic, and straight from the heart. Listeners will walk away wanting to get to know Gigi and Sersie better and learn more about Daniel Fast: A Bridge to Healthy Living. Learn more about Daniel Fast: A Bridge to Healthy Living  Join the exclusive Facebook Group Sign up for the FREE 4-Day Prayer for Your Health Challenge Buy A Prayer for Your Health Journal Sign up for the 4-Week Interactive Course Subscribe to Daniel's Plate for NEW recipes weekly! Check out our blog We hope you enjoy!  Please subscribe, rate and review this podcast on iTunes. We appreciate your feedback. Sersie & Gigi Music credit & affiliate disclosure Bliss by Luke Bergs https://soundcloud.com/bergscloud Creative Commons — Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported — CC BY-SA 3.0 Free Download / Stream: https://bit.ly/33DJFs9 Music promoted by Audio Library https://youtu.be/e9aXhBQDT9Y As an Amazon Associate, we receive a small commission for qualifying purchases.
14:46
October 21, 2021
Exciting News! Time to Catch Up!
In this episode Sersie spills all the beans on what has been happening in her life over the past year. She unveils some exciting news about the podcast moving forward. Sersie talks about the new direction God is taking her as it relates to helping people take control of their health.   
16:28
October 12, 2021
Why Vegetables Deserve to Dominate your Plate!
This episode is centered around vegetables and the role they play in losing weight and having a healthy life span.  The science is clear and undisputed, vegetables deserve to dominate our plate and is the secret sauce to weight loss. In this episode Sersie challenges the listeners to make half of every meal colorful vegetables. This episode also outlines the many reasons vegetables are so important to weight loss and longevity. IG: @thefaithful.vegan  Facebook group: Eat your Best Life  Daniel Fast A Bridge to Healthy Living Free 4 day prayer for your health challenge   4 week interactive course  and Free Facebook group.    JOIN AT : www.danielfasttohealthyliving.com
25:45
December 08, 2020
Building a Kitchen for Weight Loss
In this episode Sersie talks about the importance of building your kitchen for weight loss success. She discuss some staples to have in your kitchen and why preparing for success is so important. She helps the listeners make the connection between weight loss and our kitchen cupboards. She shares tips on how to build a kitchen that serves your health goals. She shares a live interview from clients who received The Faithful vegan Kitchen overhaul in hopes to inspire you to take charge of your kitchen. IG: thefaithful.vegan Facebook group: Eat your Best Life & Daniel Fast A Bridge to Healthy Living Free 4 day prayer for your health challenge & 4 week interactive course www.danielfasttohealthyliving.com
35:54
December 01, 2020
Weight Lose Begins in Your Kitchen
In the episode Sersie Blue aka The Faithful Vegan discusses the reasons behind the concept of weight lose beginning in the kitchen.  She compares it to exercise and debunks a common myth about the role exercise plays in weight lose.  She also talks about what it actually takes to work off unhealthy foods. She also talk about the number one determinate factor in losing weight.  She discuss the importance of cooking your own food and limiting eating out to maximize weight lose.  Join the free 4 day Prayer for your Health Challenge by going to:  www.danielfasttohealthyliving.com Join Free Facebook Group for community and support around weight lose: www.danielfasttohealthyliving.com or go to Facebook Groups and search for Daniel Fast: A Bridge to Healthy Living. For comments, messages or suggestions you can find The Faithful Vegan at : IG @thefaithful.vegan or Facebook at The Faithful Vegan
12:48
November 16, 2020
How NOT to Diet & more: A Conversation with Dr. Michael Greger, MD., FACLM
In the episode I had the opportunity to talk with the amazing Dr. Michael Gregor. We talk about the reason behind his passion for plant based nutrition. We talk about how to prevent the leading cause of the death.  We dig into some of the basic principles around his groundbreaking best seller book How Not to Diet. We also touch on how to survive a pandemic.  To sign up for the free 4-Day Prayer for you health challenge go to ww.danielfasttohealthyliving.com  Facebook Group Eat Your Best Life:  Eat Your Best Life Facebook Group: Daniel Fast: A Bridge to Healthy Living www.nutritionfacts.org  Books: How Not to Die, How Not to Die, How to Survive a Pandemic
23:44
November 09, 2020
I'm Back! Let's Talk Weight Loss!
I am so excited to be back with season 3 of Eat Your Best Life. In this episode I lay the foundation for what is ahead as we explore the topic of weight loss. I talk about the obesity crisis in America and the ramifications that has on our overall health.  I also fill you in on what I have been up to over the past few months.   To join the  Free 4 day Prayer for your Health Challenge or to take the 4 week interactive course go to www.danielfasttohealthyliving.com
13:35
November 03, 2020
Why the Daniel Fast can be a Bridge to Healthy Living
Together with Gigi Carter from My True Self we explore the benefits of the Daniel Fast and how it can be a bridge to healthy living long-term. We talk about the upcoming 4 Day Challenge and the elements of the Daniel Fast: A Bridge to Healthy Living program.  We talk about losing weight, reversing and/or managing chronic disease and gaining mental and spiritual clarity.  We also talk about our personal experience with transitioning to a plant based diet and how it revolutionized our lives physically, emotionally and physically. We talk about how you can hear the voice of God clearer and find your purpose on earth when you detox from toxic foods and feed the body with whole plant foods. This episode will peak your curiosity and  inspire you to try the Daniel Fast: A Bridge to Healthy Living. www.danielfasttohealthyliving.com
27:35
August 10, 2020
Why the Church Needs to Teach and Preach Healthy Living: A riveting conversation with Pastor Keenan West
 Pastor Keenan West was born in Wilmington, Delaware but raised in Washington, D.C. He is currently the pastor of the South Nashville Seventh-day Adventist Church in Antioch, Tn. He has been married for almost 17 years to the lovely Jeneen West and they have three beautiful children.  Pastor West graduated from Southern Adventist University with a Bachelors in Theology and a minor in Biblical Languages. He also received his Masters in Pastoral Studies from Oakwood University. Pastor West has a passion for ministry and loves seeing people come into a saving relationship with Jesus Christ. In this episode Pastor West explains why healthy living should be preached from the pulpit and encouraged as a lifestyle to those in the church. He talks about his transition to a plant based diet and how he integrates healthy living into in messages. He talks about the connection between stewardship of health and living out God's purpose. Pastor West shows biblical reference to support a diet rich in whole foods.  This episode will inspire you to see your fork as a ministry and a spiritual practice.
01:02:09
May 25, 2020
Why Food Can’t Give Us What We Need Emotionally!
In this episode we discuss how to beat the trap of emotional eating during this pandemic. We talk about simple to ways meet our emotional needs without the use of food.
14:46
May 18, 2020
How to Prevent, Manage and Reverse Chronic Disease: A LIVE conversation with Dr. Eric Taylor
Eric Taylor is a board certified family physician who emphasizes whole body health. He currently works and resides in Palestine, Texas. In this live interview with Dr. Eric Taylor we dive deep into the essential principals that are needed to prevent, manage or reverse your chronic health condition. Dr. Taylor talks about the importance of diet, rest, fresh air, spirituality and movement. He shares a personal story of how living healthfully & meditated on God's word saved his life and his career.  He shares practical steps anyone can put into practice right now. His gentle and caring approach will make change not only palatable but desirable.  This episode will motivate you to make changes in your health. 
01:22:02
May 12, 2020
Why Living Healthy is the New Normal for the Black Community: Alissa Nash & Gigi Carter
This episode is a riveting round table discussion on health and the black community.  Alissa Nash is a published author and founder of ThatIsWhatIDo.com, a strategic marketing firm for small business owners.  Gigi Carter  is a nutritionist, author, and helps people and organizations develop actions plans to achieve sustainable wellness.  She is also the author of a children's book entitled The Spinach in My Teeth and The Plant Based Workplace. In this episode we talk about Covid- 19 as it relates to the health disparities in the black community. We talk about ways to promote change from a policy and personal responsibility perspective. We talk about different strategies to improve the health outcomes in the black community. We dive deep into the power of food and lifestyle choices and the impact adopting a plant based diet can have. This episode is though provoking, stimulating and builds awareness around health and food disparities in the black community.  This episode will empower you to take charge of your health and find solutions to help others. ThatIsWhatIDo.com https://mytrueself.com https://mytrueself.com/2019/12/21/how-government-food-policy-keeps-america-sick-and-fat/ https://mytrueself.com/2018/05/09/keeping-people-sick-a-sustainable-business-model/
49:43
May 05, 2020
Food as Medicine: A conversation with Dr. Judy Brangman The Plant Based MD
Dr. Judy Brangman, MD, is a board-certified internal medicine and lifestyle medicine physician who is dedicated to helping others live healthier and better. She is an advocate for a whole food plant based diet and enjoys teaching individuals and groups how to incorporate more plant based foods into their diet. Dr. Judy makes eating healthy and living well seem easy through her natural gift of making the scientific/medical concepts palatable for her patients.  She is the founder and owner of Newell Health, a boutique lifestyle medicine practice, Dr. Judy helps individuals to make effective lifestyle changes that can prevent and reverse chronic diseases. She is mindful of medication interactions and aims to help her patients to minimize their medication dependence as much as possible. Her patients love that she is caring, approachable, understanding, and open to natural modalities including alternative medicine, integrative medicine, and herbal medicine. In this episode Dr. Judy talks about her journey to becoming The Plant Based MD. She discusses in detail the power of a plant based diet to reverse, manage and prevent chronic disease. She also talks about the link between chronic disease and the current pandemic.  Dr. Judy gives the audience practical steps to transition to a plant based diet without the stress.  She also outlines principles for healthy living and strategies to overcome roadblocks to reaching your health goals.  Dr. Judy stresses the devastating consequences that poor health can have from a physical, emotional, financial, and spiritual standpoint, and goes into important role that prevention plays in our health. In this episode you will be challenged and inspired to eat your best life.  Picnic basket to eat your best life:  Bible, Sneakers, Green leafy vegetable Website: https://theplantbasedmd.com Book Dr. Judy: https://mynewellhealth.com IG: @theplantbasedmd Facebook: The Plant Based MD
42:06
April 20, 2020
How to Find your Path to Wellness; A Heart Felt Conversation with Nicolo Massa The Plant Based Preacher
Nicolo Massa is known as the Plant-Based Preacher and is fully committed to helping people transform their lives through their faith and their food. Nicolo is a businessman, motivational speaker, author and activist.  In this episode Nicolo Massa aka The Plant Based Preacher walks you through his journey to wellness. He talks about how he found physical, mental and spiritual peace by letting go and letting God. In the episode he describes how he became plant based and reversed his chronic health conditions. He connects what we eat, think and behave to our overall wellness. He is riveting, passionate  and compelling with his message of healing both physically and spiritually. He tells an inspiring story about his journey to becoming the plant based preacher. He also gives practical steps to the listeners on how they can live fully by communing with God and eating electric foods.  His story is inspiring and will motivate you to reach higher in every area of your life. He also talks about his new book Plant Pusher.  Nicolo Massa believes that we all have God-given gifts that will make way for us when we fully tap into them.  Eat Your Best Life picnic basket:  Greens/avocados, God,   Website: https://www.vgnexpress.com  Facebbook: https://www.facebook.com/plantbasedpreacher/  IG: @plantbasedpreacher
49:32
April 13, 2020
How Saying GRACE can Improve your Health!
In this episode we talk about making a  connection between  saying Grace and improving your health.  By asking yourself questions like what is it I am eating?  Where did my food come from? How did it get to my plate? What was the cost? Most importantly is what I am eating bringing glory to God? raises our consciousness and spiritual responsibility and in return can improve our health. I talk about the importance of pausing, being still and eating without distractions . By eating healthfully as a daily routine,  implies that you are practicing  "unspoken Grace" and is aware that food is a gift from God.  Aligning food and faith equips the listener to say Grace that honors God and His laws of health. You will be inspired to practice saying  Grace from a new perspective that will empower you to make healthy changes to your diet.  Book referenced: Michael Pollen "The Omnivores Dilemma"
19:50
April 08, 2020
Why you Should Eat Like An Adventist & Strategies to Build your Immune System During a Pandemic with Maria Jose Hummel
In this episode we have a vibrant and sobering conversation with Maria Jose Hummel. Maria Jose Hummel is the founder of  Health For Today, Eat Like An Adventist and The Original Diet. She is  a nutritionist, health educator, author and international speaker.  She  has been teaching nutrition, health, disease prevention and plant-based cooking for many years  and is passionate about helping others take charge of their health. She has appeared on numerous cooking shows and has authored a popular plant-based cookbook entitled Health, Healing and Longevity. She has completed her MA degree in public health and has completed the Plant-Based Nutrition Certificate Program with the T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies at eCornell, and is a diplomat of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine as a Certified Lifestyle Medicine Professional. She is also currently working on a Doctorate in Naturopathic medicine with an emphasis on nutrition and natural remedies. In the episode she opens about  her daughters  diagnosis with Crohn's disease at the age of nine and how that  motivated her to make radical changes in their diet and lifestyle habits. Maria talks about the fact that most of the diseases that affect our society today are a direct result of our lifestyle. She also talks about the 8 laws to build our immune system during this pandemic and why we should eat like an Adventist. She also talks about the connection between the meat industry and the pandemic we are facing today. Maria will inspire you to Eat Your Best Life especially during the times we are facing today.  Website: https://www.healthfortoday.net/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/eatlikeanadventist/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/theoriginaldiet/ IG: https://www.instagram.com/wfpb_mjhummel/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC8o5hGv0mQVNyu_5ysHlIcw  (Health For Today) Natural Remedies to Prevent Viral Infections Booklet: https://www.healthfortoday.net/coronavirus-info Picnic basket to Eat Your Best Life: Delicious whole food plant based diet,  lifestyle habits, share the good news.
55:56
March 30, 2020
How to TRANSFORM your health with the DANIEL FAST! An inspiring conversation with Whitney Miner from Eat Plants and Prosper
In this episode you will be inspired to transform your health by following the principals of the Daniel Fast. Whitney is a certified holistic nutritionist and founder of Eat Plants and Prosper. She transformed her health by adhering to the  Daniel Fast principals and today she facilitates the Daniel Fast with hundreds of people across the country every year. Whitney discusses everything you need to know about the Daniel Fast.  She explains that the Daniel Fast is much more that abstaining from certain foods and that it has mental, spiritual, physical benefits.  She talks about the benefits of the Daniel Fast and how it can kick start your path to wellness.  In this episode she becomes your cheerleader to success! She encourages the audience to eat plants and prosper.  She is open, vulnerable and authentic as she reveals her personal story of being sick all the time to thriving holistically.  She talks about the importance of being aligned physically, emotionally and spirituality as a true model of wellness.  She also talks about how you can use  the practice of yoga to connect your mind, body and spirit.   3 items in her picnic basket of health:  Prayer/meditation, Plant based lifestyle & Movement Website: https://eatplantsandprosper.com  IG: https://www.instagram.com/eatplantsprosper  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/eatplantsandprosper
47:48
March 23, 2020
Tracy Fettinger's Incredible Testimony on BEATING Multiple Sclerosis with a Plant Based diet!
In this episode we with talk with Tracy Fettinger who shares her incredible story on how she beat multiple sclerosis by adopting a plant based diet. Tracy is a educator and Arbonne consultant. She is also a  franchise owner of VegeCooking where she teaches the community to cook while inspiring them to develop a love for veggies.  In this episode Tracy talks about her health journey as it relates to her diagnosis of multiple sclerosis and the challenges that came with it. She also shares how she is able to thrive/ manage her symptoms and remain off her medications for over seven years. After experiencing this life changing event she walks us through  the shift she had in her career.  She also talks about how overcoming her MS motivated her husband to use the same principals to manage his own chronic health issues.  Tracy shares her passion for teaching kids to eat healthy and gives tips on how to get your kids on board.  Tracy is enthusiastic about life and  inspires the audience to face their health challenges head on with the understanding that food is medicine. 
49:03
March 16, 2020
How to EAT MORE and WEIGHT LESS!
Stemming from an awkward conversation with her husband this  episode is all about  calorie density, also known as calories per pound; which is how much energy/.calories is provided per unit measure of food. We talk about the  comparison of calorie-dense foods, such as fat, meat, dairy and refined sugars which provide many calories in a small amount of food; to low-calorie density foods such as fruits, vegetables, whole grains and legumes which provide fewer total calories and greater nutrition in a larger volume of food.  In this episode we also talk about  how to find the best mix of both to stay healthy, lose weight, and help balance your caloric intake.
17:06
March 09, 2020
Grundy Reversing Diabetes Seminars with Stephen Wickham
In this episode I talk with Stephen Wickham from Grundy Reversing Diabetes Seminars. Stephen holds a masters degree in Public Administration and undergraduate degrees in Chemistry, Nursing and Music. Stephen is currently the author and director of Grundy Reversing Diabetes Seminars. In this episode he talks in dept about what you need to do to prevent, manage and reverse your diabetes. He talks about the inception of  the  Grundy Reversing Diabetes Seminars and how it became  a community based education program that focuses on diabetes prevention and reversal.  He talks about common misconceptions about diabetes and sheds light on evidence based research that will give you hope, resolve and tools to fight for your health. He also talks about the scientific breakthroughs in the field of epigenetics and how that impacts your diabetes reversal.  He gives the listeners core principals from the seminar and outlines why it has been so successful in helping so many people reverse their diabetes.  3 items in his picnic basket to Eat your Best Life: Kale, colorful vegetables and beans. Website: https://lifestylemakeovers.org/
01:03:23
March 02, 2020
Getting R.E.A.L. about your health: Four tools to get you started on your health journey.
In this episode we get R.E.A.L. about our health! This episode outlines four ways to take charge of your health and to stay the course long term. READY or Not, EAT with the END in mind, ANTICIPATE challenges & LOVE yourself enough to take care of your health! Podcast mentioned is On the Path with Cheryl Nembhard episode 10 interview with Andrea Boweya.
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February 24, 2020
Johanna Earthly Ramos gives the JUICE on Natural Living!
Johanna Earthy Ramos is a holistic health educator, speaker and blogger. She is the founder of Earthly Bodies Natural Living a place that helps people live naturally healthy lives by using food as their medicine.  In this episode Johanna gives the juice on healthy living!  Johanna is open and transparent and shares a tragic life event that catapulted her to start helping others with their health.  She talks about the importance of listening to your body and the connection between the body, mind and soul. She motivates her listeners to take ownership of their health by seeing food as their medicine.  She talks everything juicing and elaborates on the benefits of using juicing to cleanses and detox the body. She talks about how to transition your family when you are the only one on the healthy path.  She talks about how to overcome chronic illness and the importance of knowing your why concerning your health. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/EarthlyBodiesNaturalLiving/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/earthlybodies/ Website: https://www.earthlybodies.org/ Juice Cafe: https://www.kaleyeahjuicecafe.org/ Top three plant strong meals/food: Anything green, vegetables, beans & rice, Juice.
49:57
February 17, 2020
The Truth About Our Addiction to Food - Nathaniel Jordan The Minister of Wellness
Nathaniel Jordan The Minister of Wellness is a veteran of the United States Marine Corps and The St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department. He is a keynote health and wellness speaker that travels across the country  teaching and preaching on the benefits of adopting a plant rich diet. He is a nationally certified health coach with the American Council on Exercise and a strength coach. He was trained under Dr. Joel Fuhrman's Nutrition Education Program.  Through an amazing transformation of his own he developed a passion to serve others by helping people take responsibility for their own health. In this episode The Minister of Wellness talks candidly about our addiction to food. He talks about the 12 components of food addiction,  the reasons behind our addiction and solutions to overcome the battle with unhealthy food.   Website: https://theministerofwellness.com/ Facebook/Instagram/YouTube: The Minister of Wellness 12 components of addiction video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nitJckQp0Kw Interview with Roland Martin Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=84n6xLMqoi8&t=617s Success Story of 13 year old Video: https://www.facebook.com/theministerofwellnessnathanieljordan/photos/a.157368241621893/476390529719661/?type=3&theater Top three plant foods: Salads with homemade dressings, bean dishes & berries 3 items to put in picnic basket of health to Eat Your Best Life: GBOMBS (Greens, beans, onions, mushrooms, berries and seeds)
46:52
February 10, 2020
Seek the Fountain of Health in your Youth - Xav Handfield The Plant Based Brotha
Xav Handfield aka The Plant Based Brotha talks about his health journey and how he tapped into the fountain of health at the early age of 12. He also talks about how his eating habits evolved overtime to a more healthy diet centered around whole foods. He also gives advice on how to transition to a plant based diet and tips and tools on how to maintain eating plant based long term.  He shares his passion to reach and teach others about the healing power of food and how to make plant based meals delicious. He talks about honoring our bodies and having compassion for ourselves  He appeals to the younger generation to take charge of their health when they are young in order to  maximize longevity. He will inspire you to take action and not wait! Top 3 plant strong foods: Crispy Brussels sprouts, Tacos, Shepard's pie Three items for picnic basket of health: Kale, Movement, rest and relationship with God Documentaries mentioned; Fork over Knives, What the Health, The Game Changers Fasting App: Zero IG: https://www.instagram.com/theplantbasedbrotha Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PlantBasedBrotha/
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February 03, 2020
A riveting conversation on The Power of CHOOSING your Health - Melissa Webster
Melissa Webster, certified health coach, plant-based food instructor and certified personal trainer, passionately helps people transition to a plant-based diet with easy, step-by-step wellness strategies that work. As a chronic illness overcomer and mother of 2, she relates to thousands who desire a lifestyle that empowers their God-given purpose. In this episode Melissa Webster walks us through her personal battle with chronic illness and how she cracked the code by adopting a whole food plant based diet.  She gives tips and tools on how to transition to a plant based diet as a newbie. She also lets us into her kitchen/pantry and shares must have items needed to thrive in this lifestyle. She uses her personal experience to guide you through getting your family on board to this new lifestyle.  She  opens up about the power of choosing your health and the impact that has on fulfilling your destiny. She challenges the audience to tap into their spirituality as a means of strength to accomplish their health goals.  Top 3  plant foods: Green smoothie (Kale, berries, seeds, banana, avocado, and nut milk), sliced apples with nut butter and Salad  3 Tools for the picnic basket of health to eat your best life: Accountability, Vision Board of your "WHY", lots of greens. Website: https://choosingmyhealth.com (free gift for plant based newbies on website) Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/cmhsocial Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/cmhsocial
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January 27, 2020
Tiny Steps Towards Big Results; A Conversation with Erna Josiah Davis
How do you go from struggling to thriving in your health? Erna Josiah-Davis walks you through the tiny steps that are needed to accomplish big results concerning your health. She is the founder of From Health To Best Life; a health coaching business that supports others achieve their health goals. She shares her personal diabetes scare and how that motivated her to take action and change her lifestyle. She also shares how  that experience birthed a compassion to help others facing the same struggle.  She talks everything nutrition and the importance of developing healthy habits and mastering mindset.  Books mentioned: Eat Your Best Life by Dr. Joel Fuhrman and The Slight Edge by Jeffn Olson IG: @fromhealthtobestlife Facebook free health and wellness group: Food for Soul-From Health To Best Life Erna's top TOOLS  to put in your picnic basket on the Erna's top tools/items  to add to your picnic basket on the journey to EAT YOUR BEST LIFE:  Eat lots of veggies, cut down on salt, sugar and oil and don't forget a blender.  Erna's top 3 foods/dishes in the plant kingdom: Hummus, oatmeal and salads.
56:55
January 20, 2020
The Second Touch: Gaining 2020 Vision For Your Health!
In this episode Sersie Blue aka The Faithful Vegan talks about the importance of choosing 2020 Vision for your health this year. Drawing from the story of the blind man that has an encounter with Jesus. This episode will inspire you to start the new year off prioritizing your health.
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January 12, 2020
Losing Weight the Right Way with Dani Taylor
In this podcast we talk with Dani Taylor a weight loss success strategist. She talks about her own personal journey with weight loss and how it lead her to develop a blue print for weight loss success that she shares with women to help them achieve the body and life they desire. She talks about how to get started on a weight loss plan and how to maintain weight loss long term. She exposes the traps women face when trying to loose weight and provides practical insight on how to create and manifest a weight loss vision that will stand the test of time.
35:12
May 22, 2019
Health is a Journey: A talk with Monica the Vegan Chick
n this episode we talk with Monica the Vegan Chick about her health journey and how she adopted a plant based diet. She talks about her reasons behind going vegan and how it has inspired her to not only change her own life but others as well as a certified health coach. She opens about loosing over a 100 pounds and she is talks about health issues that she had since she was a youth. She also talks about her catering business and her passion behind vegan food.
40:55
May 07, 2019
INTERVIEW WITH THE URBAN BLACK VEGAN
In this episode we talk with Joshua Black The Urban Black Vegan. He discusses his journey from fat to fit and how one powerful documentary changed the course of his life. He talks vegan politics, health and the passion behind his drive to educate the community on the power of a plant based diet.  www.urbanblackvegan.com https://www.facebook.com/urbanblackvegan https://www.instagram.com/urbanblackvegan/  
55:15
April 22, 2019
Why I started the podcast Eat Your Best LIfe
In this episode I discuss why I started this new chapter Eat Your Best Life. I delve deep into my personal story and how it inspired me to pivot  and place more emphasis on managing, preventing and reversing chronic health through spiritual lens.
12:40
April 22, 2019
INTRODUCING EAT YOUR BEST LIFE PODCAST
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November 21, 2018
Thriving After Cancer & 8 Laws to Health and Wellness
Debra Williams is a full time medical missionary/lifestyle educator and health consultant. She has committed her life to teaching the health reform message around the world. Debra is presently completing her Doctorate in Naturopathy with the Institute of Original Medicine in Virginia, USA.  She is presently the health director for Life, Health & Foods Ministries in Jamaica.  In this podcast she inspires listeners with a powerful testimony about her battle with cancer. She is a six year breast cancer survivor who decided to take a different path to recovery. She discusses why she refused chemo and radiation therapy and how she used God's 8 laws to health (nutrition, exercise, water, sunshine, temperance, air, rest, and trust in God) to recover from cancer. She discusses her journey with adopting a plant based diet and how that saved her life. She also talks about how she left her fulltime job as a banker to become a champion advocate for health and wellness. We also learn about the amazing work she is doing by empowering people around the world to overcome the diseases they are facing. Debra provides consultation to those seeking to reform their health. She can be contacted at debra.williams2007@gmail.com or (876) 378-0053. She has written several books which can be purchased on her website.  www.LHFMinistries.org
28:35
July 19, 2017
WHERE'S THE BEEF? INTERVIEW WITH DR. ERIC TAYLOR, MD
This episode is an informative conversation with Dr. Eric Taylor on the benefits of practicing a vegan diet. Dr. Eric Taylor debunks common myths surrounding veganism by illustrating where to get essential nutrients like protein, calcium, iron and healthy fats when eating a plant based diet. He explains the dangers of B12 deficiency and gives easy tips on how to ensure that B12 is a part of your vegan diet. He also discusses practical ways to transition to a vegan diet. Dr. Eric Taylor gives some exciting facts on how practicing a vegan diet can help prevent, slow down the progression and in some cases reverse certain chronic diseases like hypertension and diabetes. On a quest to be clear minded and physically fit Dr. Eric Taylor describes his personal vegan journey and how he transitioned from a vegetarian diet to a vegan diet at the age of fourteen. In a riveting account he also talks about how being vegan contributed to his speedy recovery after facing a life threatening car accident twelve years ago. With compassion and wisdom Dr. Eric Taylor opens up about his faith and how it inspired him to live a plant based lifestyle long-term. Dr. Eric Taylor is a graduate of The Medical College of Wisconsin and has been practicing Family Medicine for the past 14 years. His passion is whole body care, focusing on healthy lifestyle practices. He and his wife reside in St. Mary’s, Georgia. Plant based nutrition discussed in interview. For a more extensive list on vegan nutrition visit www.peta.org. Calcium: dark leafy greens, broccoli, kale, almonds, collard greens, soy beans, white beans and tofu. Protein: lentils, beans, tofu, peas Iron: spinach, nuts, collard greens, lentils, kidney beans, kale Fats: nuts and seeds B12: nutritional yeast, fortified soy milk and oral supplement
26:26
December 23, 2015
INTERVIEW WITH SIMONE SAMUELS FROM LIFE AFTER OXTAIL
 This episode is a fun filled energetic interview with Simone Samuels from the blog Life After Oxtail. We talk about her experience with veganism minus all the hang ups. Simone also discusses issues of faith and how it relates to the way she eats. She opens up about her personal journey with veganism and how it has evolved over the years. The conversation explores why veganism makes sense and she offers a down to earth approach to making that transition to a plant based lifestyle. Simone also talks about how church, a university course and a bus ride became the impetus for her changing her eating habits and giving veganism a try. Also discussed is how she divinely stumbled on developing a niche for herself as a blogger. She shares how she developed her delicious Jamaican vegan recipes and candidly reveals how her faith has challenged her to live a healthier life. Her passion for God and life shines through this interview which inspires listeners to take charge of their health. Simone is a curvaceous, bodacious recent law grad, sister, daughter, aunt, young woman and writer.  She blogs about life, law, faith and food. Her blogs can be found at www.lifeafteroxtail.com and http://simonesamuels.wordpress.com      
34:09
November 11, 2015
How to stay on track in a non-vegan world using the SIMPLE approach!
In this episode he Faithful Vegan explores tips and tools on how to maintain a plant based diet long term using the SIMPLE approach. The Faithful Vegan gives listeners the inside scoop on how to stay on track in a non-vegan world! The goal of this podcast is to take the word "difficult" out of the vegan experience and replace it with the SIMPLE approach to staying on track long term. Using the acronym SIMPLE the myth that maintaining a vegan diet has to be difficult is debunked. Tune in as Sersie Blue explores in more detail the SIMPLE approach to staying on track: snacks!This is the secret weapon to staying on track with your plant based diet. Investigate! Being a private eye on this journey will equip you to conquer those temptations that can set you off course. Meal Planning! This is the engine of maintaining a plant based diet. purpose!The "why" behind the "what" will be the fuel that allows you to stay motivated. Let Go! Let GOD! It is not about being pefect rather it is about staying the course and personal growth. Education! This will give you the inspiration to weather the storm during the tough times and find your voice.    
26:45
July 19, 2015