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The Joyous Health Podcast

The Joyous Health Podcast is here to bring a dose of joy to your day, maybe a few laughs and some healthy inspiration as we explore food and nutrition, well-being, beauty, family and entrepreneurship. Hosted by the husband and wife team behind the internationally recognized health and wellness brand, Joyous Health — Joy McCarthy, a holistic nutritionist and two-time bestselling author and Walker Jordan, an entrepreneur, photographer and pizza-coffee-car-lover.

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015: Natural Ways to Support Your Immune System

This episode is absolutely packed with evidence-based information to support your immune system from a truly holistic approach! We take you on a journey from understanding how the immune system works, to the factors that lower your immunity and everything you can do to support your immune system. We discuss the best foods, supplements and lifestyle habits for a healthy immune system. In this episode we discuss:  A full tour of your immune system The signs of a weakened immune system from eczema to prolonged sickness All the factors that lower your immune system Stress and how cortisol impacts your immune system  A simple relaxation exercise to reduce stress The importance of sleep for a healthy immune system How sugar, antibiotics and alcohol impact your immune system and microbiome How Pacman relates to the immune system Lack of protein reduces the effectiveness of your immune system Drink water and avoid the S.A.D. C.R.A.P Diet The best foods to eat for a healthy immune system: cultured foods, colourful foods, raw garlic, mushrooms, honey, protein, plant-based foods that are colourful! The best supplements for a healthy immune system: probiotics, vitamin D, elderberry, oil of oregano, echinacea  Walker's prevention plan for not getting sick The best lifestyle factors for a healthy immune system: sex, sleep, exercise, fun, joy, laughter, positive emotions Resources Essential supplements for a healthy immune system A simple relaxation exercise to reduce stress 10 Natural Solutions for Sleep The importance of Vitamin D How to build a healthy immune system in kids The dreaded sugar. Check out episode 6 on how to break your sugar addiction Microbiome 101. Check out episode 14 where we chat with Dr. Brett Finlay Detoxification: Check out episode 12 where we talk about how you can make detox part of your everyday life  Genuine Health's Multi-strain probiotic for kids Elderberry Force Elderberry Suro Syrup St. Francis Echinacea More about Joyous Health  Check out our award-winning blog Joyous Health  Check out Joy’s bestselling cookbooks Follow Joyous Health on Instagram Find Joyous Health on facebook Learn more about The Joyous Health Business Program  Check out our full line of Natural & Organic Haircare and Body Care. 


16 Oct 2019

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019: Understanding The Impact Of Purchasing Superfoods

This past September, you might remember our Joyous Night At The Movies event in Toronto where Joyous Health partnered with The Superfood Chain to preview this incredible documentary! I have been working with the team at Fathom Film Group (who are the people responsible for bringing The Superfood Chain documentary to life) for the past year because I strongly believe the message they are sharing needs to get out to the masses. It's why we brought Ann Shinn, the filmmaker behind The Superfood Documentary, to talk more about this on the Joyous Health podcast today, and more specifically, the impact that our superfood shopping habits have on the world and people around us.  Ann is an award-winning Director and Producer known for beautiful, compelling documentary films, series, and innovative interactive projects. Her films and series have aired on CBC, TVO, HBO, ABC, CBC The Documentary Channel, Discovery Channel, HGTV, History Channel, SLICE.  IN THIS EPISODE WE DISCUSS: How Ann Shinn paved her way in the filmmaking industry The challenge in putting personal biases aside as a filmmaker  The art of letting the truth of a story unfold naturally in a documentary  What inspired The Superfood Chain documentary Do you know where your superfoods actually come from? How the nutritional content of superfoods vary depending on where they're sourced from The impact on farmer's to have a new superfood pop up every week Ann's journey of traveling with her daughters to Bolivia to learn about superfoods  The beauty of using the natural and locally sourced superfoods from where you live How to be mindful and shop for food sustainably  Why you should try to buy smaller fish  The one thing Ann hopes for people to get out of The Superfood Chain Not all fair-trade organizations are created equal What's next for Ann after The Superfood Chain Where you can watch The Superfood Chain  RESOURCES:  Watch: The Superfood Chain  More about Joyous Health  Check out our award-winning blog Joyous Health  Check out Joy’s bestselling cookbooks Follow Joyous Health on Instagram Find Joyous Health on facebook Learn more about The Joyous Health Business Program Check out our full line of Natural & Organic Haircare and Body Care. 


13 Nov 2019

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06: How To Break Your Sugar Addiction

You might be surprised to learn that Joy, a Holistic Nutritionist, used to be a sugar addict. It was only later in life that she learned that the sugar-free foods she was consuming and her diet at the time was a big reason for it. If you currently feel addicted to sugar, don't worry – there is hope with the strategies I share in this episode! In this episode we discuss: How sugar makes food addictive (and how food manufacturers take advantage of this) Joy's sugar addiction story and how she broke her addiction to sugar Joy and Walker's relationship with sugar as kids How much sugar the average North American consumed then and now The industrialization of food and how it has altered food for the worse Why sugar is considered to be as addictive as drugs The many negative effects of sugar How to break your sugar addiction The importance of balancing your blood sugar How a sugar addiction begins What happens when Joy and Walker's daughter Vienna has refined sugar Eating a high sugar diet ages your skin through a process called AGEs The link between sugar and heart disease How much sugar is okay Where sugar is hiding in your food (you might be surprised by this!) The role green smoothies played when breaking my sugar addiction The best part about quitting sugar SHOW NOTES: https://bejoyo.us/breakfreefromsugar SAVE 10% off of Joyous Detox Online over on joyoushealth.com/shop or over here using "JDOPODCAST10" at checkout.


5 Jun 2019

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030: Understanding Emotional Eating with Rachel Molenda

As an intuitive eating nutritionist, host of the ‘Fill Your Cup’ podcast and online Quarantine Dance Parties, and ‘stress eating expert’, Rachel Molenda’s mission is to help women obsess less with food and their body and to work with them to find their own unique, effortless, enjoyable and healthy way of eating. Rachel’s knowledge on emotional/stress-eating and sage advice are perfectly timed as we navigate our way through the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond. She not only describes her own battle with food over the years but also explores the causes of emotional eating and offers practical strategies that we can all implement right now. Episode Highlights: Rachel’s story and her relationship with food The difference between disordered eating and eating disorders Emotional eating and Rachel’s strategies in dealing with it Rachel’s Quarantine Dance Parties The emotions that members of her community are experiencing during this pandemic Rachel’s description of, and an exercise demonstrating, ‘mindful eating’ What’s next for Rachel, particularly her exploration into ‘breathwork’ Rachel’s advice for those binge eating at this very moment Resources: Rachel’s Instagram:   https://www.instagram.com/rachelmmolenda/ Rachel’s homepage:  https://www.rachelmmolenda.com/ Fill Your Cup Podcast:  https://www.rachelmmolenda.com/podcast More about Joyous Health  Check out our award-winning blog Joyous Health  Check out Joy’s bestselling cookbooks Follow Joyous Health on Instagram Find Joyous Health on Facebook Learn more about The Joyous Health Business Program  Check out our full line of Natural & Organic Haircare and Body Care.


8 Apr 2020

Rank #4

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025: The Problems With the Birth Control Pill and Hormonal Healing with Sam Gladish

Today, I’m so excited to welcome my very good friend, and host of the ‘Healthy Hormones for Women Podcast’, Samantha Gladish, to the show. In addition to hosting her podcast, Samantha is a holistic nutritionist, weight loss coach, hormone ‘fixer upper’, and an author as well who has generously taken time out of her extremely busy schedule to discuss her remarkable ‘healing journey’ toward becoming a nutritionist, and to share her vast amount of knowledge and experience in the area of women’s nutrition and health. If you want to learn how to live a healthier life by tuning into and trusting your body, Sam’s been there, done that, and tells you how on today’s very special episode. Episode Highlights: The health benefits of Sam’s move to the country   Sam’s journey to becoming a nutritionist The birth control pill and Sam’s experience with it Her response to her Auto-Immune Hashimoto’s diagnosis Sam’s perspective on the most neglected area of women’s health and her recommendations to address it What Sam’s up to these days, including publishing her new book, ‘The 30-Day Hormone Solution’ Resources: Sam’s Podcast about Genetic Testing Healing and Dealing with Hashi’s Sam's new book: "The 30-Day Hormone Solution" Sam’s DUTCH Hormone Program GI-Map information More about Joyous Health    Check out our award-winning blog Joyous Health  Check out Joy’s bestselling cookbooks Follow Joyous Health on Instagram Find Joyous Health on Facebook Learn more about The Joyous Health Business Program  Check out our full line of Natural & Organic Haircare and Body Care.

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4 Mar 2020

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013: Mastering Your Hormones & Why Your Menstrual Cycle Is Your Superpower with Jenn Pike

What if you could use your menstrual cycle as your hidden superpower? Turns out – you can! In this episode, Jenn Pike – a Registered Holistic Nutritionist and Medical Exercise Specialist – will take you through each of the 4 stages of your menstrual cycle, while touching on hormonal health, and share how you can support your body and feel your best throughout each of them. You will feel empowered and inspired to master your hormones and take your health into your own hands!  In this episode we discuss: Jenn's personal journey leading up to her becoming a hormone expert The problem with how women's health is taught today Post-Birth Control Syndrome How the birth control pill acts similarly to antibiotics in the body Preparing your daughter for their first period The importance of tracking your menstrual cycle and symptoms The 4 stages of the menstrual cycle and how to support yourself throughout each of them Key foods, supplements, and essential oils to support your hormones throughout your menstrual cycle Cabbage leaves for breast pain How to know if you're producing excess estrogen Why you should be consuming cruciferous vegetables regularly How dairy, excess caffeine, sugar and alcohol raise estrogen Why your menstrual cycle is your superpower The time of month women are highly intuitive The biggest lies we've been taught about our menstrual cycle "Egg wisdom" The issue with not ovulating Impact of stress on hormones The importance of saying no The DUTCH test and why it's the most important test women should do Optimizing the prime time to workout or move your body to support your hormonal health Why sleep is one of the most underrated health tools THANKS FOR LISTENING! Support the health of your hormones by switching out your conventional body care products to the natural alternatives we have available in the Joyous Shop and save 10% off of your order when you use "PODCASTBEAUTY10" at checkout.  More about JOYOUS HEALTH     Check out our award-winning blog Joyous Health  Check out Joy’s bestselling cookbooks Follow Joyous Health on Instagram Find Joyous Health on facebook Learn more about The Joyous Health Business Program  Check out our full line of Natural & Organic Haircare and Body Care.

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2 Oct 2019

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011: Why You Need to Detox and How You Can Make It A Part Of Your Every Day

Supporting your body's natural detoxification system is more important than ever. Our ancient biology simply wasn't designed for the chemicals and toxins in our modern environment and as a result, we're seeing a higher frequency of symptoms such as sluggish digestion, acne, and low energy, and the rates of illness and disease are skyrocketing. After listening to this episode, you will have a much better idea as to how you can go detox in your daily life, including the food you eat, the supplements you take, the thoughts you think, the air you breathe and the life that you live!  In this episode we discuss: The first detox Joy ever did Looking beyond the quick-fix boxed cleanses and supplements to detox Why you should be concerned about your drinking water even if you live in a city that has access to "clean water" The harmful toxins in our food and environment Our ancient biology and how it isn't designed for our modern environment The concern of BPA (Bisphenol A) and its cousin, BPS (Bisphenol S) and why choosing BPA-free options is not enough The 2 phases of detoxification and how to support each of them naturally Avoidance as a strategy to detox What low energy, sluggish digestion, and acne have to do with toxic accumulation in the body Hallmark symptoms that your body is overburdened with toxins Whole foods that will help you to detox daily The importance of Vitamin C while detoxing Swapping out conventional personal body care products for safe, non-toxic alternatives Resources: Joyous Detox Online Save 10% off of Joyous Detox Online when you use "JDOPODCAST10" at checkout in the Joyous Shop. When you purchase Joyous Detox Online, you will also get a BONUS copy of our Natural Beauty Guide, a physical copy of Joyous Detox and access to discounts in the Joyous Shop SHOP Natural Body Care, Natural Hair and Lifestyle Products in the Joyous Shop BOOK: Joyous Detox PRE-ORDER BOOK: The Joyous Cookbook More about JOYOUS HEALTH     Check out our award-winning blog Joyous Health  Check out Joy’s bestselling cookbooks Follow Joyous Health on Instagram Find Joyous Health on facebook Learn more about The Joyous Health Business Program  Check out our full line of Natural & Organic Haircare and Body Care.

1hr 6mins

18 Sep 2019

Rank #7

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022: Marni Wasserman - A courageous transition from veganism to living life to the fullest

We are incredibly honoured and excited to welcome Podcast Royalty to the show as nutritionist, chef, author, co-host of The Ultimate Health Podcast, and very pregnant Podcast Queen, Marni Wasserman, joins us for today’s episode. Marni’s journey through the world of food and nutrition is a fascinating one, and she shares many details of it with us, including a courageous transition which has impacted both her personal and professional life considerably. Not only is Marni a great friend of ours, but her podcast is also one of the top health podcasts available, so we know you will greatly enjoy listening to her uniquely well-informed perspective on everything from nutrition and diet to pregnancy preparation. IN THIS EPISODE WE DISCUSS Marni’s ‘organic evolution’ through the world of food and nutrition Her plant-based cooking school business Marni’s transition away from a plant-based diet to eating animal foods Her outlook on the nutrition and diet industry Marni’s pregnancy and how she and Jesse have prepared for it RESOURCES The Ultimate Health Podcast homepage Marni’s homepage  Find Marni on Instagram Find The Ultimate Health Podcast on Instagram


12 Feb 2020

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012: Aging Well Throughout The Decades From The Inside Out Using Food, Supplements and Lifestyle Habits

We often think our anti-aging skincare routine doesn't need to start until we're in our 40s, when in fact, the best time to start is in our 20s when the aging process begins. In this episode, you will learn the best strategies to support yourself through food, supplements and lifestyle habits to age well and feel your best throughout the decades. In this episode we discuss: Why I'm anti anti-aging How aging impacts your organs, in addition to the quality of your skin Why I feel better in my 40s than my 20s What's happening internally in your body throughout the decades Why you need to start thinking about supporting your body in your 20s Melasma and how to prevent it The decline of estrogen as you age The terrifying images I had taken by a Naturopath Alcohol being a huge culprit of promoting aging The role of sugar and aging AGES (Advanced Glycation End Products) and how they contribute to collagen and elastin break down "Inflammaging" and what it really means The role of the microbiome in slowing the aging process The foods and supplements to emphasize and avoid to promote graceful aging Astaxanthin and its UV-blocking properties Green Tea and how its catechins help to fight off free radicals The importance of antioxidants as you age Vitamin C as the precursor to collagen How fermented foods help to reduce inflammation Exercise and how it makes our cells younger Regenerating your telomeres Why beauty sleep is REAL Managing stress and why it's more important than ever Why I recommend multi-strain probiotics Blue zones and what we can learn from them SHOW NOTES: https://bejoyo.us/2kUanKm More about JOYOUS HEALTH     Check out our award-winning blog Joyous Health  Check out Joy’s bestselling cookbooks Follow Joyous Health on Instagram Find Joyous Health on facebook Learn more about The Joyous Health Business Program  Check out our full line of Natural & Organic Haircare and Body Care.


25 Sep 2019

Rank #9

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014: Whole Body Microbiome & How These Invisible Creatures Impact Your Health with Dr. Brett Finlay

You are about to be completely blown away when you learn about the microbes that live both in and on us and how they are bigger determinants of the state of our health than we could've ever imagined. Here to share his wisdom is the brilliant Dr. Brett Finlay to talk about all things microbiome! Brett is a Canadian Microbiologist, a Professor of Microbiology at the University of British Columbia and world leader about how bacteria infections work. Brett has been studying microbes for over 30 years and has published over 450 articles. He's the two-time best-selling author of Let Them Eat Dirt: Saving Your Child From An Oversanitized World and The Whole Body Microbiome.  In this episode we discuss: When your microbiome is first established Your oral microbiome and how it can influence Alzheimer's  How Brett got started in microbiome research  How changing the microbes in the gut can help you determine the state of an infection  Microbiome's previous reputation as "normal flora" How microbes were first discovered in the late 1800s  Why microbes were destroyed and introduced more harmful effects Microbes and how they can determine the health of your gut, immune system, gut-brain axis, and asthma potential  Most diseases have to do the state and health of your microbiome You can't change your genes, but you can change your microbiome How your microbial genes outnumber your human genes Why two people who live together would have more of a similar microbiome than a pair of twins with the same genetic make-up that live on the other side of the world  There is no single microbe that's conserved in each person  How the mother influences the microbes of the fetus during pregnancy The best birthday present your mom will ever give you  The connection between being delivered vaginally and the ability to digest breast milk better Why changing your eating habits in the third trimester is highly advised against  The first 100 days of a child's life and why it's so crucial  What living with a dog or on a farm have to do with your microbes Why your environment is more influential on your microbes than genes  Brett's thoughts on antibiotics How we can use antibiotics strategically  The link between antibiotics in animal feed (and human food) and weight gain  Repairing your microbiome after a course of antibiotics  The 94% cure rate fecal transplants have for C. difficile Colitis versus antibiotics which have a 25% cure rate  Why you might want to be open to taking a fecal transplant through your nose Brett's experience with C. difficile Navigating the world of probiotics and how to find the right one for you  Why you shouldn't use a probiotic that's intended for gut support for vaginal support  What we can expect for the next generation of probiotics  Is it necessary to take probiotics every day? "Re-poop-ulating" Your oral microbiome and how it can impact your overall health  Brushing your teeth 3 times/day to reduce your chance of getting Alzheimer's by 50%  Caring for your skin microbiome by being mindful about showering frequency Why Walker smells more after he showers  Microbial food and how to get more of it into your diet "The Mind Diet" Exercising and eating well to give your microbes an anti-inflammatory composition Managing stress as much as possible to maintain microbial health  What to know about the state of your microbes as you get older  How to add an extra 10 years to your life  The more diverse you eat, the more diverse your microbes will be  How Brett's research has influenced how he lives his life   More about JOYOUS HEALTH     Check out our award-winning blog Joyous Health  Check out Joy’s bestselling cookbooks Follow Joyous Health on Instagram Find Joyous Health on facebook Learn more about The Joyous Health Business Program  Check out our full line of Natural & Organic Haircare and Body Care.


9 Oct 2019

Rank #10

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024: Dan Schawbel - Not Having Your Phone is the New Vacation

We are incredibly excited to have Dan Schawbel, New York Times Bestselling author, global keynote speaker, and career and workplace expert on the podcast today share so many knowledge bombs. He explains how we can create better connections in the age of isolation. We get into talking about the light and dark side of technology, why everyone thinks millennials are lazy (spoiler - they are not) and how we can use technology as a bridge to relationships and not let it be a barrier between you and the relationships you want to create. In This Episode We Discuss: Dan’s book ‘Back to Human’ and its message regarding technology His content creation strategy Dan’s love of research and investigating Some of his Instagram ‘golden nuggets’ Those who inspire Dan His most memorable podcast guests Dan’s best career advice Resources:   Dan’s homepage Dan’s Podcast homepage Dan’s articles on LinkedIn Dan's latest book: Back to Human   More about Joyous Health    Check out our award-winning blog Joyous Health  Check out Joy’s bestselling cookbooks Follow Joyous Health on Instagram Find Joyous Health on Facebook Learn more about The Joyous Health Business Program  Check out our full line of Natural & Organic Haircare and Body Care.


26 Feb 2020

Rank #11

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04: Detoxing The Home, Mindful Parenting & Being Biz Rock Stars with Meghan Telpner & Josh Gitalis

Today [is the day] that we are joined by our dear friends, Meghan Telpner and Josh Gitalis. You may know Meghan as the author of two books, UnDiet and The UnDiet Cookbook, a Nutritionist and Founder of the Academy of Culinary Nutrition; and Josh Gitalis as a Clinical Nutritionist and Functional Medicine Practitioner who runs a Toronto-based practice with a worldwide client base. We're super grateful to have them share their wisdom with us today, as well as some behind-the-scenes stories from their life of being a married couple, entrepreneurs and parents to the most adorable almost-2-year-old, Finn!  In this episode we discuss: The importance of having a solid relationship before having kids. How work life and home life intertwine. (hint: it takes a ton of organization to run a household, be parents and be an entrepreneur). The key life skill Josh learned in nutrition school and Meghan's life-changing Balsamic Maple Tempeh recipe that has been dubbed the "tempeh converter". Mindfulness is one of the most important skills in being a parent. House rules around technology that Meghan and Josh live by.  Why you should care about the toxins in your home. Tips for setting up a toxin-free nursery plus Meghan's superstitious nature. Tons of tips for creating a toxin-free healthy home. The two most important investments in a healthy home! Meghan and Josh's hobbies (from macrame to the books they are reading) Josh and Meghan's Pre-tirement plan What they love about each other and what brings a dose of joy to their life every day.  Their love of Finn and why he's so awesome.  What's next for Meghan and Josh.  SHOW NOTES: https://bejoyo.us/episode4 Joyous Health Business Program: http://www.joyousbusiness.com


22 May 2019

Rank #12

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010: The Importance of Being True to Yourself and Following Your Passion with YouTube Superstar Nikole of HealthNut Nutrition!

There is no such thing as an overnight success and Nikole is proof of this. From the beginning, she had to get over her nerves of being in front of the camera and build her confidence to become the passionate force behind HealthNut Nutrition. Not only is she a YouTube celebrity but she and her boyfriend “Mr. Matt” have grown a thriving online business with many more exciting projects in the future. In this episode we discuss: How and why Nikole started her youtube channel The equipment you need to get started The importance of passion and enthusiasm when it comes to success How Nikole got over her nervousness and anxiety How she handles negative comments on youtube A mind-blowing story she shared for the first time! How she balances it all Food shaming and veganism The importance of finding your tribe and being authentic Life with Mr. Matt How they make it all happen What’s next for HealthNut Nutrition Resources: HealthNut Nutrition Youtube HealthNut Nutrition Instagram HealthNut Nutrition Facebook HealthNut Nutrition Pinterest Visit the HealthNut Shop Visit the HealthNut Nutrition Website Pre-Order The HealthNut Cookbook The Joyous Health Business Program

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3 Jul 2019

Rank #13

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07: Raising Healthy Eaters with Dr. Rachel Schwartzman

Sharing strategies to raise healthy and resilient children is a topic we're deeply passionate about at Joyous Health and there was no better person to speak to this than Dr. Rachel Schwartzman who is a licensed naturopathic doctor, birth doula and mom to three busy kids. In this episode we discuss: Rachel's childhood dream of becoming a medical doctor and how it evolved into studying anthropology and becoming a Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine Raising kids around food The importance of baking and cooking with kids from a young age Tips on managing picky eaters "Out of sight out of mind" when it comes to sugar The most important consideration for stocking a healthy kitchen Letting kids discover how food makes them feel Understanding picky eaters (and why they may not actually be as "picky" as you think) Making small targets for kids instead of proposing lofty goals Getting kids interested in different foods by eating "family-style" Exposing your kids to a variety of foods, herbs and flavours as young as you can Halloween in Rachel's home Managing kids, the Bump To Baby Show and a clinic + how she does it all Homeopathic essentials for kids Natural supplements for kids SHOW NOTES: https://bejoyo.us/raisehealthyeaters

1hr 1min

12 Jun 2019

Rank #14

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017: Conversations with Joy & Walker (Vol. 1)

017: Conversations with Joy and Walker (Vol. 1) Like many things in life, you just gotta show up! That's exactly what we did in this episode. Walker's computer crashed last week and I was travelling, so we not only lost a lot of highly important files, we had zero time to make up for it. This is why we decided to just wing this episode and have a random conversation about a variety of topics including smiling at strangers, eating cake, how I cope with being away from our daughter while travelling and what I do to stay balanced.   Resources   Upcoming events at Joyous Health: https://www.joyoushealth.com/upcoming-events Subscribe to our newsletter: https://hi.joyoushealth.com/news/ Nature's Fare: https://www.naturesfare.com Genuine Health: https://www.genuinehealth.com/ Bunners Bakeshop Funfetti Cake: https://bunners.ca/collections/cakes/products/funfetti-cake?variant=21028918165568 Neil's Uplifting episode: https://www.joyoushealth.com/27397-blog-jh-podcast-16-how-to-bring-more-awesome-into-your-life-with-neil-pasricha   More about Joyous Health    Check out our award-winning blog Joyous Health  Check out Joy’s bestselling cookbooks Follow Joyous Health on Instagram Find Joyous Health on Facebook Learn more about The Joyous Health Business Program  Check out our full line of Natural & Organic Haircare and Body Care.


30 Oct 2019

Rank #15

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023: Alain Menard - The Dirty Secrets Behind The Beauty Industry

Natural health industry trailblazer, Alain Ménard, joins us on today’s episode to share the remarkable tale of how he and his wife courageously changed their life missions to helping people live healthier and more natural lives by starting The Green Beaver Company.  As Alain’s story unfolds, you will marvel at his extensive scientific knowledge, you will be shocked by what you learn about conventional products and the companies that make them, but most of all you will be inspired by the passion and commitment that Alain demonstrates as he lays out the facts, presents the options, and invites you to make one of the most important choices of your life. In This Episode we Discuss How The Green Beaver Company got its start Parabens and ‘Paraben-free’ products What’s scary about fragrances How the average shopper can choose natural and healthy products Aluminum in antiperspirants What’s next for Green Beaver Resources Find Green Beaver on Instagram Find Green Beaver on Facebook The Green Beaver Company homepage


19 Feb 2020

Rank #16

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05: My Natural Pregnancy & Birthing Story

This week, Joy and Walker relive one of the most incredible, magical and insane moments of their life which was the moment they welcomed their daughter, Vienna, into the world. They both get into the nitty-gritty of all of the details, in addition to the strategies they used to have a natural pregnancy and childbirth. If you are currently pregnant or hoping to have children in the future, this episode will show you that positive birthing experiences do exist! In this episode we discuss: Not all birth stories are negative or "horror stories" Positive birth stories Choosing to find out Vienna's gender before she was born  The connection between The Ritz Carlton and Vienna's birth How ACDC was involved with Joy's water breaking Choosing the Toronto Birthing Centre over giving birth at home   Labouring at home Joy and Walker's birthing centre experience "It's hard work, it's work – but it's worth it" Natural pain relief medications you can use during child birth Strategies to get through the pain of childbirth  What happened the moment Joy held Vienna in her arms The time warp that is child birth  Joy's thoughts on men who have issues looking at their wife's vagina while giving birth  Joy's take on the antibiotic eye wash The Vitamin K Shot – and why Joy wishes Vienna didn't have it What the 6 weeks post partum looked like Joy's challenges with breastfeeding Birthing affirmation cards Walker put together to support Joy during childbirth  Taking each person's birthing story with a grain of salt  SHOW NOTES: https://bejoyo.us/birthingstory Get the Complete Self-Care Guide For New Mamas over here.


29 May 2019

Rank #17

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03: The Role of Fate, Mixing Work and Love and Building a Business

This week’s episode picks up from episode 2 where Joy shares her health and healing journey before meeting Walker and transitions into the story of how Joy and Walker actually met, and not only went on to work together, but get married and a have a daughter together too! You’ll learn about the best ROI Walker got on his sandwich board sign and the worst $250 investment Joy ever made. In this episode, we discuss: The beginning of Joy and Walker's entrepreneurial journey, dating back to 2009 The vow Joy made to myself in October 2009 How Joy left the personal training industry for good, in exchange for nutrition The one thing Joy feared more than death  How Joy started Joyous Health with no social following and nearly no money Moving forward in business, despite uncertainty and risks The worst $250 business investment Joy ever made The best ROI Walker got on his sandwich board sign The job application that led to Joy meeting Walker How Joy and Walker started to work together What to do if you're not happy in your job Walker's moonlighting moment with Joyous Health Getting married in 2013, honeymooning, coming back to Walker quitting his job and joining Joyous Health Launching Joyous Health's first natural body care line and the 10 Day Detox (that led to the birth of Joy's award-winning second book, Joyous Detox) The release of Joy's first book, Joyous Health, in 2014 and why it wouldn't have happened if it weren't for these certain things How becoming parents in 2015 affected Joyous Health and the business The crazy proposal Walker came to Joy with 3 months after Vienna was born How the Joyous Health Business program came to be in 2017 What's next (including the Joyous Cookbook, coming out late December 2019) Our mission today that is the same as day 1 of Joyous Health SHOW NOTES: https://bejoyo.us/episode3 Joyous Health Business Program: www.joyousbusiness.com


15 May 2019

Rank #18

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08: Living Without Labels & Why I Don't Call Myself Paleo, Vegan or Keto

One of the most common questions Joy receives is, "Are you keto? Vegetarian? Vegan?", to which she answers, "No, I'm Joy!". We've come to be defined by our diets but in this episode, you're going to learn some of the drawbacks that come with that and how to find the healthiest diet for you!  In this episode we discuss:  Is there an ideal way to eat for everyone? The benefits of certain diets  When diets do serve a purpose Sacrificing your health to live up to a label or a belief system Why people follow diets like a religion Having the freedom and the choice to eat what you want Being both a plant and animal eater (and thriving!) The Joy McCarthy and Walker Jordan diet  Finding the [insert your name here] diet (the BEST diet for you!) Learning to listen to your body through its evolution How our bodily needs change from puberty to pregnancy to menopause The role of social media when it comes to people's diets Online bullying and how it's keeping people stuck in their diet for fear of “coming out” Having an open mind and being compassionate towards other people's dietary decisions How to avoid labelling yourself The first step to take when making a bold change in your diet How to know if your diet or way of eating isn't working for you  Why some people feel terrible when they eat animal foods after not eating them for a while  Eating the foods that help you thrive What to do when you crave bread on a paleo diet (or crave fish on a vegan diet) Breaking free from labels SHOW NOTES: https://bejoyo.us/livingwithoutlabels


19 Jun 2019

Rank #19

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029: Managing Anxiety & Cultivating Positivity

In this episode, Walker and I share how we are managing work, parenting and life in general during COVID-19. We share the strategies we are using to help manage anxiety and cultivate positivity. It's something that we are taking actionable steps towards every day. Some days I feel like we are slaying it and there are moments I am in tears -- but through it all, we are staying connected virtually to family and friends and to each other.  EPISODE HIGHLIGHTS Be cautious of information overload Turn off notifications on your phone Write down all the things you CAN control Write down all the things you cannot control  The benefits of spring cleaning and organizing  Energy flows where attention goes - focus on 1 thing and try and monotask as much as possible How food can help you manage anxiety Are you grazing all day long - ask yourself if you are physically hungry?  Write down what I want to accomplish each day How meditation has changed my life RESOURCES How to cultivate positivity I do at-home online workouts through Obe Fitness. Try a 1-week free trial and use my code JOYM30 for 30% off  Go Noodle - amazing YouTube channel with activities like dancing for kids Parenting episode with Dr. Kat and Adrian    MORE ABOUT JOYOUS HEALTH    Check out our award-winning blog Joyous Health  Check out Joy’s bestselling cookbooks Follow Joyous Health on Instagram Find Joyous Health on Facebook Learn more about The Joyous Health Business Program  Check out our full line of Natural & Organic Haircare and Body Care.


1 Apr 2020

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