The Joyous Health Podcast

Joyous Health

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 nutr

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Todays’ episode features Joy’s ‘absolutely magical conversation’ with Indigenous Healer and Mentor, Asha Frost. Asha is the Founder of Sacred Membership, a global online medicine circle community who has served thousands of people over the past two decades as a native healer and homeopath teacher and leader. In committing to a journey to reclaim and remember her roots and medicine teachings, Asha specializes in helping people heal when they experience illness, mental and emotional disorders, and ancestral disconnection.   Asha begins the conversation today by sharing information about herself, her work, the power of her drum ceremonies, and the importance of connecting with nature and Mother Earth. She shares her deeply personal story of her own healing journey, explores the ancestral intergenerational trauma that has impacted her and so many others, and describes the role that intuition plays in her work and all our lives. Asha then explains the essence of vulnerability, and the basis of significant decisions she has made in her life. She and Joy discuss Spirit Animal Medicine, as well as her perspective on our biggest act of self-care and the challenges faced by those whom she serves. Asha concludes by sharing what is coming up next for her, including the book she has just started to write. As you listen in today, you will undoubtedly experience the same magic that Joy felt when she first met Asha and was so very moved by her drum ceremony. Joy felt it in her heart that day that she needed to know this woman, and the same will be true for you.   Episode Highlights:   Asha and her work Her drum ceremony Connecting with Mother Earth Asha’s healing journey Ancestral intergenerational trauma, how it is passed down, and its impact upon the health of those experiencing it How much intuition comes into play in Asha’s work and how we can tap into our own intuition The essence of vulnerability The basis for significant decisions Asha has made in her life Spirit Animal Medicine Our biggest act of self-care Asha’s perspective on the biggest challenges that the people she serves experience and her recommendations for their healing What Asha is up to these days    Resources:   Asha’s homepage:   https://ashafrost.com/    Spirit Animal Medicine Quiz:   https://ashafrost.com/quiz/     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.  

Aug 24

48 min

You are all in for a treat today as Two Spoons plant based food blogger Hannah Sunderani joins her on the podcast for a fun and fascinating conversation. Hannah’s recipes are truly ‘drool worthy’ without being overly complicated, and her vibrant energy is certain to bring a smile to anyone’s face. In addition to her blog, Hannah’s other achievements include, but are definitely not limited to, being an editor at ‘feedfeed’, a contributor to ‘Best of Vegan’, and having her recipes appear in ‘Thrive’, ‘Simply Gluten-free Magazine’, and ‘Well + Good’.   Today, she shares information with listeners about Two Spoons and how it all began, her move to France and the lessons she learned from it. She and Joy then go on to explore her experience with France’s food culture, the differences between Europe and North America, and how to eat seasonally in Canada. The joy of growing, cooking and being mindful with your food and Hannah’s health journey to her plant based diet are also discussed. The interview finishes with Hannah offering her perspective on full picture thinking, her ‘go to’ foods, and the excitement surrounding her upcoming book. Hannah’s approach to food is refreshing and inviting, and you will undoubtedly experience the same inspiration from her as Joy does when you listen in today.   Episode Highlights:   Two Spoons and how it began Hannah’s move to France and the lessons she learned from it Her experience with France’s food culture The differences between Europe and North America Eating seasonally in Canada Joy and Hannah’s gardens Growing your own food Hannah’s mindfulness with food The impact of cooking your own food Hannah’s health journey to a plant based diet Full picture thinking Hannah’s ‘go to’ foods Her upcoming book   Resources:   Two Spoons homepage:   https://www.twospoons.ca/   Two Spoons Instagram:   https://www.instagram.com/twospoons.ca/?hl=en   Two Spoons Pinterest:   https://www.pinterest.ca/twospoonsca/     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.  

Aug 17

55 min

Walker and Joy welcome Allison Villa, an amazing relationship expert and registered Psychotherapist who specializes in keeping couples thriving throughout parenthood, to the podcast today. Allison teaches busy couples to live with intention and to use simple time-efficient strategies to connect with each other. She has a great deal of relationship information and advice to offer not just to listeners, but, as you will hear, to Joy and Walker as well.   In the discussion today, Allison identifies the prime importance of self-care, and explores the concepts of unlearning patterns, being cheerleaders in relationships, and implementing ‘daily love habits’. She also discusses the value of recognizing and vocalizing needs, the reality of ups and downs in relationships, introduces some of the programs which she has available to help couples keep their relationships ‘tuned up’, and reviews the role that self-change plays in them. Allison goes into great detail about what she terms the ‘Relationship Seasons’, describes her family’s move to Mexico, offers strategies for families to employ during the current pandemic, and finishes by offering some general advice for couples. As you will hear, Joy and Walker identify with so many aspects of the information and suggestions which Allison shares today, and you will undoubtedly do the same.   Episode Highlights:   Taking care of yourself as an individual first and modeling that for your child Unlearning your own patterns Being each other’s biggest cheerleaders in all aspects of life Building ‘daily love habits’ into your everyday life Recognizing a need, vocalizing it, and having it heard and acted upon Dealing with the ups and downs of relationships Allison’s Couple’s Tune-Up and Couple’s Sandbox programs, and her Self-Care Tool Kit The effect of the sense of self-change in parenthood on relationships The Relationship Seasons Allison’s move to Mexico and how it built their resiliency muscles Strategies for families in dealing the pandemic Advocating for yourself One thing for couples to start and stop   Resources:   Allison’s homepage:   http://www.allisonvilla.com/   House and Hook homepage:   https://www.houseandhook.com/   Couple’s Sandbox:   https://www.houseandhook.com/couples-sandbox   Couple’s Tune-Up:   https://allisonvilla.zippycourses.com/course/couplestuneup/   Self-Care Tool Kit:   https://thoughtful-musician-8059.ck.page/59a389ff76   House and Hook Instagram:   https://www.instagram.com/houseandhook/   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.

Aug 10

55 min

The man who single handedly got Joy hooked on meditation, Jeff Warren, joins her for a very special episode today. Jeff is a meditation instructor, journalist, and author with a dynamic and accessible teaching style whose mission in life is to empower people to take responsibility for their own mental health. He is honest, funny, and, above all, passionate about destigmatizing meditation with his much more relaxed approach, and his mediation instruction continues to be a blessing to Joy while journeying through the current pandemic. In this episode, Jeff shares his background, how his interest in meditation began, and how he uses it to support his own mental health. He then presents the four medicines to be found within meditation, what helps him get into his flow, meditation’s role in creating space in your head and dealing with grief, and explores the neuroscience behind it. Jeff also reviews the changes that parenthood has made in his meditation, the shift that mediation has made with his bipolar disorder, and his unique collaboration with Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello. He and Joy also discuss some of the initiatives he offers, the best way to start meditating, and their favorite meditation guides. Fittingly, Jeff finishes the episode with a mini-meditation in which all are invited to participate. Jeff Warren is a remarkable man whom Joy credits with making a profoundly positive difference in her life – listen in today to find out how he can do the same for you.   Episode Highlights:   Jeff’s background and how his interest in meditation began How he uses meditation for his own mental health The four medicines in meditation What helps Jeff get into his flow Meditation’s role in creating more space in your head and dealing with grief The neuroscience of meditation How parenthood has changed Jeff’s meditation The shift that meditation has made to Jeff’s bipolar disorder Jeff’s meditation with Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello The Consciousness Explorers Club and its free Community Practice Activation Kit The best way for someone to start meditating Jeff and Joy’s favorite meditation guides A mini meditation with Jeff   Resources:    Jeff’s homepage:   https://jeffwarren.org/   Jeff’s Projects and Collaborators:   https://jeffwarren.org/about/collaborators/   Jeff’s YouTube Channel:   https://www.youtube.com/c/JeffWarrenMeditation/featured   Jeff’s meditation with Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jzjzejl_Ndk   The Community Practice Activation Kit:  http://cecmeditate.com/community-practice-activation-kit/   The Consciousness Explorers Club homepage:   http://cecmeditate.com/about/   Jeff’s books:   https://jeffwarren.org/books/     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.

Aug 3

70 min

Joy is extremely excited to welcome Dr. Lisa Weeks to the podcast today for an in-depth look at stress. Lisa is a practicing Naturopathic Doctor who has acted as a Consulting Medical Advisor to one of the largest North American distributors of natural health products where she educated and trained other practitioners. She is also the proud mother of a toddler, and currently co-hosts the ‘Perimenopausal Mamas’ podcast. Lisa works with people of all ages, from infants to seniors, and she strongly believes that lifestyle and dietary changes are the foundations to a successful treatment plan. Get out your pen and paper - you are going to want to take notes during this amazing episode.   Lisa starts off by explaining just what a Naturopathic Doctor is, and the road she took to becoming one. She then goes on to discuss the reasons that so many people are tired these days, and she describes the General Adaptation Syndrome, The Stress Bucket analogy, and the common symptoms one experiences as they are approaching the exhaustion phase. The importance of listening to your body, the impact of stress upon the immune system, perimenopause, and the effects of cortisol on other hormones are also discussed. Lisa finishes by offering her professional recommendations regarding nutrition, natural supplements and remedies, lifestyle, and setting boundaries. Dr. Lisa Weeks, as you will soon discover, is a brilliant woman who has so much to share with us all – take this opportunity today to soak in her truly remarkable wealth of knowledge, skill and advice.   Episode Highlights: What a Naturopathic Doctor is and Lisa’s journey to becoming one Why people are so tired these days General Adaptation Syndrome – 3 Stages of Stress The Stress Bucket Common symptoms of approaching the exhaustion phase Listening to your body How stress impacts the immune system The effect of cortisol on other hormones Perimenopause Lisa’s nutritional, natural remedy, and lifestyle recommendations Setting boundaries   Resources:   Lisa’s homepage:   https://www.drlisaweeks.com/   The ‘Perimenopausal’ Mamas Podcast:   https://perimenopausalmamas.com/   Lisa’s Social Media:  https://www.facebook.com/DrLisaWeeksNaturopathicDoctor   https://www.instagram.com/drlisaweeksnd/   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.

Jul 27

62 min

Joy’s former teacher, Brett Hawes, joins her on today’s podcast to talk about autoimmune disease. Brett is a certified Functional Medicine Practitioner and Holistic Nutritionist who has been a member of the Institute of Holistic Nutrition faculty for 12 years, currently as a student clinic adviser. He runs an online clinic with a focus on complex and chronic digestive issues, hormone health, and autoimmune disease, and is the host of the highly rated ‘Holistic Health Masterclass’ podcast. Brett has a wealth of experience and knowledge to share, so get ready to take a lot of notes!   He begins by sharing his journey into holistic health, his perspective on why so many people experience chronic illness these days, and then defining just what autoimmune diseases are. After briefly addressing the dangers of ‘Roundup’, he identifies and explores the main areas of impact on the autoimmune system, including diet, stress, and environmental factors. He finishes by emphasizing the common occurrence of autoimmune, adrenal, and hormone issues in combination and recommending that all three areas be considered in tandem when addressing autoimmune health. Brett’s considerable passion and knowledge shine forth brilliantly here today as he shares valuable information and recommendations that will have a profound impact upon your health and upon your life.   Episode Highlights: Brett’s journey to holistic health Why there are so many people with chronic illness now Autoimmune diseases The dangers of Roundup The impact of diet, particularly gluten, sugar and dairy, on autoimmune systems Elimination diets Leaky gut and how it is diagnosed Stress and our autoimmune systems ‘The Perfect Storm’ Managing stress The benefits of meditation The importance of the proper type and level of exercising Brett’s perspective on intermittent fasting Environmental factors affecting autoimmune systems The importance of examining autoimmune, adrenal, and hormone issues as a ‘unified entity’   Resources:   Brett’s homepage:   https://www.holistic-health-masterclass.com/   Brett’s ‘Unraveling the Mysteries of Glyphosate’ podcast:   https://www.holistic-health-masterclass.com/podcast/hhm-seneff-glyphosate/     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.

Jul 20

64 min

  Anna Lozano & Lindy Sood, the power duo behind the Loved Powered Family, are Joy’s special guests today. Anna and Lindy are friends, soul sisters, and mom entrepreneurs on a mission to spread love and teach mindfulness through the POWER of I AM - without the woo. They are also the creators of Love Powered affirmation cards, one of which Vienna selects each day for Joy and her family to read and talk about – they are great conversation starters. Anna and Lindy begin by sharing their experiences with, and lessons learned from, the pandemic, and also how they started Love Powered Co. They then go on to describe affirmations, how they work, which ones are their favorites, and their connection to mindfulness. The discussion continues by exploring how exactly they created these affirmations and how they benefit children, the vast amount of feedback that Anna and Lindy receive, as well as their other daily rituals. As you listen to today’s special episode, you will be struck with not only how much Love Powered Co has impacted Joy and her family, but also how it could create positive change for yourself and future generations. Episode Highlights: How Anna and Lindy are managing through the pandemic What is the universe trying to tell us through the pandemic How Anna and Lindy started Love Powered Co. Affirmations and how they work Anna and Lindy’s favorite affirmations The connection between mindfulness and affirmations How mantras and affirmations can benefit children The feedback that Anna and Lindy receive The other daily rituals in which they engage When does life start to change us? How they created their affirmations   Resources:   Love Powered Co. homepage:   www.lovepoweredco.com   Love Powered Littles:  https://www.lovepoweredco.ca/products/love-powered-box   https://www.chapters.indigo.ca/en-ca/toys/love-powered-littles-i-am/9781775101604-item.html   Love Powered Co. Instagram:   https://www.instagram.com/lovepoweredco/     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.  

Jul 13

51 min

In this episode, entrepreneurs Joy and Walker share ten lessons we’ve learned over the ten years (and counting!) of running Joyous Health, a healthy lifestyle brand of cookbooks, natural and organic body care and hair care products.  Episode Highlights: Start before you're ready not when the time is perfect. Focus on progress not perfection. Stop delaying, start making progress! Build value and trust before building sales. Create opportunities even when it's uncomfortable because opportunity is just on the other side of your comfort zone.  Be proactive, not reactive. Say no before you say yes.  All that glitters is not gold.  Stay hungry.  Embrace the middle.  Balance what? It's all about self-care. You can do it. Resourcefulness is a life skill.  Invest in your business.  Resources The Joyous Health Business Program (JHB) Join the next info session for JHB How I got over my fear of public speaking.  5 Do's and Don'ts on Insta for your biz How to create a joyous client experience from start to finish 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.

Jul 6

35 min

You are all in for a treat today as our good friend, Stuart Knight, joins us for the best conversation you’re ever going to hear. Stuart is an award winning entrepreneur, a critically acclaimed author of two books, an expert panelist on numerous television shows, and the host of a hit radio show. He also has a sought after podcast and has over twelve thousand people from around the world tuning in each week to watch his thought provoking videos online. He is a disrupter, thought leader and maverick, who has inspired over one million people reach greater success, find deeper joy and to ultimately boycott what they thought.   In this episode, Stuart describes his journey to becoming a professional speaker, and how he came to focus on the area of communication. He also explores the role that skills and connection play in conversations, explains the notion of being a ‘conductor of conversations, and emphasizes the value of learning about other people. Stuart then shares the components and skills involved in better, more powerful conversations, the crucial role that good listening plays, and the types of questions that elicit responses which help generate strong connections. Effective communication skills are critical in life, and, as you will discover today, Stuart is as passionate as he is gifted in helping people to acquire and improve them, changing their lives in the process.   Episode Highlights:   Stuart’s journey to becoming a professional speaker How he came to focus his work on the area of communication Skill and connection in conversations Becoming the ‘conductor of conversations’ The value of learning about others The 5 components to a powerful conversation The 4 components to having better conversations Good listening and its role in good conversations ‘Feeling’ questions and ‘why’ questions Moments when you just don’t feel like having a conversation   Resources:   Stuart’s homepage:   https://www.stuartknight.com/   Stuart’s Social Media:   https://www.instagram.com/stuartsknight/     https://www.facebook.com/KnightStuart/     https://twitter.com/Stuart_Knight   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.

Jun 29

55 min

And we’re back! After a bit of a longer break between seasons – with Vienna home from school during the pandemic – we are eager to jump into yet another amazing season packed with inspiring individuals ready to share their wisdom and enthusiasm with all of us - and we couldn’t ask for a better guest to start this new season. Julie Daniluk is not only our very good friend, but she is also a nutritionist, a best selling author, a TV personality who hosts her own show ‘Healthy Gourmet’, and has also appeared on hundreds of television and radio shows, including The Dr. Oz Show, and The Marilyn Dennis Show where she is the resident nutrition expert. Julie joins us today for a highly enlightening discussion about inflammation, and you will quickly discover, as you listen along, that she possesses a vast amount of knowledge and passion around this topic, which is precisely why we affectionately refer to her as ‘The Anti-Inflammatory Queen’.   We dive right in with Julie explaining just what inflammation is, how it is caused, and the difference between acute and chronic inflammation. She then shares a great deal of information and advice regarding anti-inflammatory nutrition, its impact upon our bodies and our lives, as well as the dangers of donuts, sugar and flour. She also explores the ways that lifestyle and nature itself can affect inflammation. You will be astounded by the sheer amount of understanding and insight which Julie possesses in this field, you will be surprised by the revelations she has to offer, and you will finally learn what would result ‘if guacamole made love to a latte’. We are definitely back, and Julie certainly makes the start to this new season one to remember.   Episode Highlights:   What is inflammation? The 4 ‘I’s’ of inflammation Acute and chronic inflammation Anti-inflammatory nutrition and the impact it has Some surprising potential benefits of coffee The importance of hypervariety Donuts, sugar and flour and their impact upon our bodies and lives Lifestyle habits that affect inflammation The power of nature   Resources: Julie’s homepage:  https://www.juliedaniluk.com/ Julie’s Anti-inflammatory guide:  https://www.juliedaniluk.com/mthfoodpyramid Julie’s playlist: https://www.youtube.com/user/jdaniluk/playlists?app=desktop 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.

Jun 22

63 min

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.

Apr 8

49 min

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.

Apr 1

48 min

Let’s face it, we’ve all had moments where we feel like we just don’t know what we’re doing as parents, and Walker and I tend to figure things out as we go along. But we don't have all the answers and that’s precisely why we are so excited to have Family Coaches and Parenting Experts, Dr. Kat & Adrian Kremblewski, join us on today’s show.    These two dynamic individuals are parents themselves who have read all the books and done all the research regarding parenting that the rest of us just never have the time to do, and are here to share the knowledge, wisdom, experiences, and advice they have accumulated. As you listen to Kat and Adrian answer the questions we all have about parenting, you will undoubtedly join us in wanting to sign up for their Parent Map Course so that you, too, can learn how to ‘create the peaceful, loving environment which you want, and which children need’.   Episode Highlights:   How one’s childhood affects one as a parent The importance of communication and having children observe both conflict and resolution The dangers of ‘labeling’ a child Resilience in children Kat and Adrian’s parenting style The power of ‘beliefs’ Responding to tantrums Supporting and encouraging children Four words to use judiciously with children Being present in the age of social media The Parent Map Course Kat and Adrian’s most important parenting advice Resources: The Parent Map homepage:  https://www.theparentmap.com/  The Parent Map Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/theparentmap/   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.

Mar 25

75 min

From her arrival in Canada as a child, not speaking a word of English, through many stress filled years of employment in other fields, to recognizing her true passion and putting in the countless hours of education and work to finally realize her dream, Emilia’s story is one of courage, perseverance, and commitment that we know you will find as inspiring as it is informative.  Join us for our chat with Emilia Wisniewski as she recounts her fascinating journey along the road to starting and running her remarkably successful Studio 1NINE1 interior design business   Episode Highlights:   Emilia’s ‘immigrant story’ Her road to becoming an interior designer Emilia’s ‘secret sauce’ Her rituals for avoiding burnout Emilia’s business ‘Studio 1NINE1’ The ‘kick in the butt’ that Joy and Walker gave Emilia   Resources: Studio 1NINE1 homepage:   http://www.studio1nine1.com/ Video of one of Emilia’s makeovers:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tOSWOmX0dW8   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.

Mar 18

58 min

We couldn’t be more excited about our guest this week, Julian Brass, the international keynote speaker, corporate workshop facilitator, certified health coach, yoga instructor, investor, and author of ‘Own Your Anxiety – 99 Simple Ways to Channel Your Secret Edge’. Julian lives to inspire people, and that is precisely what he does in this episode as he shares his fascinating personal story and offers practical tools and strategies to help us ‘own our anxiety so we can own our lives’. If you are looking to turn your anxiety from being ‘negative and debilitating to positive and facilitating’, you don’t want to miss this episode!    Episode Highlights:   Julian’s story and his current goals His definition of anxiety Some of the tools Julian uses on a daily basis to feel his best including ‘nose to belly breathing’ and ‘personal power points’ Julian’s book and some of his favourite strategies in it The importance of sleep and his ‘winding down’ suggestions Resources:   Get Julian's amazing book, Own Your Anxiety.  Learn more about Julian Julian’s Life Letter 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.

Mar 11

63 min

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.

Mar 4

64 min

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.

Feb 26

54 min

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

Feb 19

54 min

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

Feb 12

56 min

I cannot think of a better person to kick off season 3 of the Joyous Health Podcast than Raia "Coach" Carey! I met her last year at an event I was speaking at, she was the panel host. She has a confident and magnetic personality and she's also warm and super personable. She's been through many triumphs and tribulations to get where she is at today and Walker and I were incredibly inspired by her.  From being bullied to being the bully, overcoming racism, losing 300lbs and So. Much. More. It was a ton of fun to talk to her and I think you're gonna love hearing Raia, who like her name sounds, is truly a ray of sunshine.  In This Episode We Discuss Being bullied and then becoming the bully How crying her eyes out in grade 4 helped her become more resilient The power of putting yourself out there and what can happen when you do Defining confidence How we both love Neil Pasricha’s "Rose Rose Bud Thorn" exercise for bringing more conversation, gratitude and positivity into your life.  Her journey in losing 300 lbs and how she did it. The benefits beyond weight loss like her hormonal balance, better period, no cramps How she overcame her nerves and has made a career out of public speaking Four key questions to ask yourself at the end of the day (Walker, Vienna and I do this all the time)  Cutting out alcohol in 2020 Finding your life's purpose What's next for Raia! Resources Find Raia on Instagram Find Raia on LinkedIn or her website 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. 

Feb 5

74 min

The countdown is on for the Joyous Cookbook because it comes out on December 31st and we couldn't be more excited about it! Walker and I are thrilled to bring you this cookbook but there was a lot of work and hustling to get this book done. In this episode, we take you behind the scenes of bringing it to life.  IN THIS EPISODE WE DISCUSS Why we created the joyous cookbook and who it's for How I developed the recipes and the inspiration behind them like Walker's grandmother Mamabea The process of shooting the recipes from props to food styling How I got a cookbook deal What did we do with all the food we shot How to get you preorder bundle What we hope you take away from the book RESOURCES More about The Joyous Cookbook My first cookbook: Joyous Health - the foundations of natural healthy living My second cookbook: Joyous Detox - detox lifestyle hacks and detox-friendly recipes. This is the cookbook that has those salmon quinoa cakes I mentioned Best ever pizza crust recipe Get your preorder bundle recipes from 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. 

Nov 2019

52 min

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. 

Nov 2019

43 min

This is a deeply personal episode and one that we've been putting off talking about on the podcast for a while. Sharing this story on the blog back in 2018 was very therapeutic in my own healing journey but talking about it out loud with the world was a whole other ball game. However, we decided we should share our experience on the podcast because we feel that it's our duty to talk about something that people don't like to talk about. And because we know there's someone like you out there who's been through it too or you're in the process of going through it and I believe our story might give you comfort in knowing that you are not alone.  In this episode we discuss:  Why we wanted to share our miscarriage story  Missed miscarriages and what they are How Vienna knew we were pregnant before we did  Walker's reaction to the news that we were pregnant again Navigating the loneliness and isolation that comes with miscarriage Mourning your former life Who we turned to for support Why your emotional state doesn't have to relate to how long you've been pregnant Recalling the sequence of events on the day of the miscarriage Don't be afraid to feel the feels What helped us to heal and move forward Why you shouldn't ask people when they're having their next child 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. 

Nov 2019

47 min

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.

Oct 2019

36 min

We interviewed Neil Pasricha, a New York Times Bestselling author and award-winning blogger of 1000 Awesome Things. If you need a boost of positivity or a reminder to look for all the awesome in your life, this is the episode for you.  He was an absolute delight to chat with and you're gonna love this one! IN THIS EPISODE WE DISCUSS: We learned all about “baby Neil” How a hamburger determined his parents getting married (in fact if his mom was vegan he wouldn’t be here) Born in Oshawa, Ontario and the only brown kid in his whole school and how he navigated it  How the death of his best friend and divorce spurred his world-renowned blog 1000 Awesome Things How a small sense of appreciation can transform your life  His blog later turned into a best-selling book: The Book of Awesome which he wrote from a very dark place yet it transformed his perspective  Neil’s wise words “Don’t take advice” Listen to the pilot light inside you YOU ARE VERY LUCKY TO BE ALIVE and why How he overcame his sense of shame about something that made his body different The power of communicating love to those you love Rose Rose Thorn Bud game Neil plays with his 3 boys and wife to normalize things that aren’t going awesome The strategy Neil uses to get his kids to be more resilient  The biggest atrophied muscle in society today Only 10% of our happiness is circumstances, 50% is genetics 40% of your happiness is your intentional activities!! You can control 40% of your happiness by specific behaviours Happiness behaviours we can teach our children How to be more conscious of your free time Why you need to read more The epic quest he’s on with his podcast Our connection to the moon His best ideas have come from untethering himself from all technology and wandering Nature deficit disorder   RESOURCES: More about Neil - https://www.neil.blog/about-neil 1000 Awesome things blog - 1000 Awesome Things - A time-ticking countdown of 1000 awesome things by Neil Pasricha Neil’s NEW BOOK -  https://amzn.to/2MEU8Mj All of Neil’s Books -  https://amzn.to/32HAqVy Michael Harris: Solitude  - https://amzn.to/2MFYenj Ted Talk: The 3 A’s of Awesome - https://www.ted.com/talks/neil_pasricha_the_3_a_s_of_awesome 3 Books Podcast - https://www.3books.co/ The How of Happiness, by Sonja Lyubomirsky - https://amzn.to/2BFR2RD HBR Article: 8 Ways to Read (a lot) More Books This Year - https://hbr.org/2017/02/8-ways-to-read-a-lot-more-books-this-year 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.

Oct 2019

63 min

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. 

Oct 2019

56 min

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.

Oct 2019

61 min

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.

Oct 2019

64 min

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.

Sep 2019

58 min

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.

Sep 2019

67 min

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

Jul 2019

68 min

Social media: friend or foe? This week we're going beyond the filters and perfectly curated feeds and having an honest conversation about social media, including how to establish a healthy relationship with it. Doing so, will drastically reduce stress and free up more space in your mind.   In this episode we discuss: How Joy responds to "your life and recipes look so perfect" comments What really happens behind the lens of social media Real life VS Online life The amount of work that actually goes into producing a recipe for the blog "Sexy selfies" Why all that glitters is not gold (and why not to compare yourself to others) There's no such thing as an overnight success "Luck is when preparation meets opportunity" How Joy got to where she is today The value of unfollowing people who don't make you feel good How Joy handles negative comments on social media (especially YouTube) Mean comments say more about the more person saying them and nothing about you Negativity breeds negativity (and positivity breeds positivity!) We have the power to shift the narrative based on how we interact on social media platforms Why "killing them with kindness" doesn't always work Creating healthy boundaries with social media and mobile devices How not to let social media consume your life A Public Service Announcement + a story that will stop you from texting and walking across the street How social media platforms are designed to be addictive The unofficial campaign to get Walker to share more of his amazing photography on his Instagram Resources: Sign up for the Dose of Joy newsletter (delivered every Tuesday) Sign up for the What To Eat This Weekend newsletter (delivered every Friday) Find Joy on Instagram Show Notes: https://bejoyo.us/2Y5pQFH

Jun 2019

46 min

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

Jun 2019

37 min

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

Jun 2019

62 min

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.

Jun 2019

42 min

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.

May 2019

39 min

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

May 2019

53 min

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

May 2019

51 min

This week, Joy throws it back to the beginning of Joyous Health, including what initially inspired her health journey and the road she took to achieving Joyous Health. Joy highlights the key turning points of her personal health journey, much of which involved meeting Walker, and demonstrates that you have the power to take your health into your own hands and feel joyous no matter what stage of your life you may be in! In this episode we discuss: How Joy initially felt hopeless when coping with her health struggles What inspired Joy to start eating healthy and working out Unhappiness in relationships and how it can negatively affect your health The turning point that inspired Joy to take her health into her own hands and become her own advocate The first steps Joy took to support her health  The one life-altering decision Joy made that transformed her health and life  Why your emotional health is as important as your physical health  Your emotions affect every cell of your entire body  How a change in my exercise routine actually made Joy healthier  What works for someone else (when it comes to your health), might not work for you Honour your health, where you're at and make tiny tweaks every day Self-awareness and how it can invite in positive change and a healthier, happier life SHOW NOTES: https://bejoyo.us/findingjoy

May 2019

31 min

Welcome to the Joyous Health Podcast and your first (of many to come) weekly doses of joy! Get to know the joyous husband and wife duo behind the Taste Canada-award winning brand, JoyousHealth.com, as well as what you can expect from The Joyous Health Podcast in the future! In this episode, we discuss: What the Joyous Health Podcast is all about Walker's first job (and his sheep, Corey) The loves of Walker's life aside from Joy and their daughter Vienna Who's Joy McCarthy and why she watched Hannibal during her pregnancy (eek!) The daily ritual in Joy's home growing up that paved the way to her love for real food Joy’s shocking first job  Joy and Walker share things that bring them a dose of joy! Getting outside for 30 minutes every day has hormonal benefits 4-7-8 breathing and what it can do for your body Why Walker loves cleaning the office What Joy and Walker vowed to each other on their wedding day Why hugs are good for your hormones (oxytocin) What makes us LOL Every. Single. Day. SHOW NOTES: https://bejoyo.us/2UA4hux

May 2019

25 min

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