The Wise Consumer

By Madeleine Wisecup

Is it possible to live an eco-friendly lifestyle when you're on a budget? Is it normal to have a painful period? How do I know if my skincare products are “safe”? What foods should I eat to support my hormones? How can I reduce my exposure to harmful chemicals? Welcome to The Wise Consumer podcast with Madeleine Wisecup! The show that answers all these questions and more! With the help of the experts -- I am talking scientists, toxicologists, endocrinologists, cosmetic chemists -- you’ll get knowledge and know-how to your most pressing health concerns and sustainability questions, straight from the source. This is a space where I, Madeleine, do the heavy lifting so you don’t have to - a space where you can incrementally evolve, live a more mindful life and do good for yourself, your family and the planet in the process. This is where we can let it all hang out (TMI is most welcome!) with like-minded warriors and women wanting to nourish our bodies and grow gradually without comparison or conditions. Join me every week as we explore mindful and healthy living tips, tricks and takeaways to create the kind of slower, sustainable life you’ve been craving. This is our space, our corner of the world where we feel good to do good. Together. Subscribe wherever you get your podcast and make sure to connect with me at and on instagram @thewiseconsumer

  1. 1.
    The Importance of Avoiding Burnout & Making Self-Care a Priority
  2. 2.
    Why You Should Be Tracking Your Period & Celebrating Your Body
  3. 3.
    How Forest Bathing Can Improve Immunity and Overall Health
  4. 4.
    Wildcrafted Skincare: Why Your Skin May Benefit From Using Native Plants
  5. 5.
    5 Nutrients To Include In Your Diet If You're Trying To Conceive Or Pregnant
  6. 6.
    How To Improve Indoor Air Quality & Live a Healthier, Less Toxic Life
  7. 7.
    Happy Hour 101: How Alcohol Impacts Your Hormones
  8. 8.
    3 Things You Need To Know About Hair Extensions!
  1. 9.
    Does The FDA Regulate The Cosmetic Industry?
  2. 10.
    Why I am grateful to be a woman who menstruates in the 21st Century
  3. 11.
    4 Phases Of Your Menstrual Cycle - What You Need To Know!
  4. 12.
    Why your sex life may benefit from natural lube!
  5. 13.
    Welcome to The Wise Consumer Podcast with Madeleine Wisecup
  6. 14.
    There's no such thing as failure, just opportunities to pivot!
  7. 15.
    How to eat healthy when you're on a budget!
  8. 16.
    True or false: You never need to wash merino wool?
  9. 17.
    Ever think about who makes your clothes?
  10. 18.
    Lin Chen, Founder of Pink Moon, on her journey into natural skincare, the importance of fair representation of Asian women in the skincare industry, and her mission to encourage more Asian women to follow their passions
  11. 19.
    Is eating tuna “sustainable,” the importance of researching the Atlantic Bluefin Tuna, and eco-friendly living tips with Alanna Mnich, scientist & PhD candidate
  12. 20.
    Lab-Grown Diamonds & Upcycled Gold: The Future Of The Jewelry Industry? with Scéona Poroli-Chauveau, founder of Scéona
  13. 21.
    From harmful ingredients in cosmetics to launching a clean & zero-waste beauty brand with Tiila Abbitt, founder of Āether Beauty
  14. 22.
    "PANAFRICA: Fashion-Forward Sneakers With A Purpose" with Hélène Lucas, Communications Director of PANAFRICA
  15. 23.
    Kim Walls, Co-Founder of Furtuna Skin, on clean beauty, using wild foraged ingredients, and the importance of preserving the land
  16. 24.
    Isoke Salaam, Founder of Noir Vintage, on using fashion as a means to express yourself, secondhand shopping, and her passion for art
  17. 25.
    Lauren Engelke & Kaitlynn Gee: How to shop sustainably & style consciously
  18. 26.
    Deanna Cook, founder of LIYA Collective: Minimalist accessories for the modern woman
  19. 27.
    Renee Dunn, Founder of Amäzi Foods: From managing a yoga studio to launching a sustainable food brand in Uganda
  20. 28.
    Mad & Max “Try” To Save The World: How To Plan An Eco-Friendly Wedding
  21. 29.
    Sheets & Giggles, Founder Colin McIntosh, on his love of puns, sustainable textiles, and conscious consumerism
  22. 30.
    How To Set Your Eco-Friendly Goals
  23. 31.
    'How To Save The World' with Katie Patrick, Founder of Hello World Labs & Urban Canopy
  24. 32.
    Khulan Davaadorj, founder of Lhamour, on launching Mongolia’s first organic and low-waste skincare line + the health benefits of using all-natural ingredients on your skin
  25. 33.
    Nicole McGrew,  owner of Threadleaf: From White House attorney during the Obama Administration to owner of an ethical fashion store
  26. 34.
    Spacecraft Engineer, Dr. Paul Jaffe, on the social and environmental benefits of space-based solar power, how it works + the challenges
  27. 35.
    Garik Himebaugh, founder of Eco-Stylist, on the journey that led him to create an ethical and sustainable clothing marketplace for men
  28. 36.
    Anne Whiting, eco-fashion designer and founder of Anne James New York, on the challenges of being a sustainable fashion designer and the importance of conscious consumerism
  29. 37.
    Brooke Harris, founder of Goodmylk Co., on the health journey (and struggles) that led her to launch Goodmylk, the importance of using real food and pure ingredients, and finding her calling
  30. 38.
    Matt Weiss, founder of RIND Snacks, on the powerful health benefits of eating fruit peels, reducing food waste, and his entrepreneurial journey
  31. 39.
    Chef and author of the cookbook, "The Nimble Cook," Ronna Welsh, on how to make the most of your ingredients, being OK with being an imperfect cook, and tips on how to cook, store and preserve food
  32. 40.
    Lacey Burbage, founder of Naturally Modern Life, on the challenges around motherhood & zero-waste living, mindfulness and easy eco-friendly swaps
  33. 41.
    Maimouna & Fatou Ndiaye, Co-Founders of The Wax Project: Crazy ideas are the best ideas!
  34. 42.
    Naude Dreyer on rescuing sea lions from plastic entanglement, life in Namibia, and the importance of slowing down and finding contentment in life
  35. 43.
    Kamea Chayne, founder and host of the 'Green Dreamer' podcast, on finding fulfillment as an eco-creative
  36. 44.
    Dr. Vanessa Pirotta on collecting whale snot using drones + following your passion
  37. 45.
    Diane van Zwanenberg, Founder of Coconut Matter, on the process (& importance) of creating all-natural and plastic-free cosmetic products + the entrepreneurial journey that led her here
  38. 46.
    Sue Mandini and Kollette Stith, co-founders of Pure Mana Hawaii on the importance of nourishing your skin with the purest ingredients, what it’s like to be a modern-day homesteader, organic farming, and their entrepreneurial journey
  39. 47.
    Lisa Brill, Founder of Qēt Botanicals, on the importance of using all-natural ingredients in our skincare products, the journey that led her to create her own skincare line, and redefining beauty
  40. 48.
    Jennifer Johnson and Carl Hickerson, Co-Founders of Trestle on the challenges of conscious consumerism, their new "myTrestle" button, and their entrepreneurial journey
  41. 49.
    Mike and Martha Robinson, founders of Cleaning Essentials, on the importance of using non-toxic & plastic-free cleaning products and their entrepreneurial journey
  42. 50.
    Abbey Wemimo, Founder of Clean Water for Everyone on growing up in the slums of Lagos, Nigeria, the importance of empowering locals rather than treating them"like subjects of aid," and Africa's current economic boom

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