IN THIS EPISODE…Melissa talks to Joe about overall nutrition and health goals and what pitfalls to avoid. They get into what gut health is, and why it has so many repercussions on your overall wellness. Melissa also talks about the importance of a plant-based diet, which doesn’t have to be completely meat-free, but rather plant-strong. Melissa has a great way of simplifying what is most important when it comes to what you should be putting into your body and gives some amazing quick go to’s to have in your pantry/refrigerator for those days you need quick meals, and how surrounding yourself with positive accountability partners is key to your success.
Chapter 1 (0:00) Introduction
Joe introduces Melissa Hanson
Chapter 2 (1:21) How Melissa got started
Melissa started her health nutrition journey out of college after she started learning about how food affects health so significantly.
Chapter 3 (5:17) Alkaline, what it is and why it’s important
Processed foods are acidic and can cause an imbalance in your body. Eating living food, fruits, and vegetables, is alkaline and brings a healthy balance.
Chapter 4 (9:38) Food advice
Gotos and easy advice to help make good choices, especially when you are on the go. Keep it simple. Also how to navigate the grocery store
Chapter 5 (15:47) Glyphosate – What it is, and how to handle it, and what foods to avoid
Glyphosate is a broad-spectrum herbicide sold under the common trade name Roundup.
Chapter 6 (18:30) Schedule your day
Do in advance what you know in advance. Also best tips on how to start your day to set yourself up for success.
Chapter 7 (19:47) Tips for success
Melissa shares the top tips she has seen that results in success when trying to switch to a nutrition-dense lifestyle.
Chapter 8 (24:39) Fasting advice
When you are fasting you burn all the bad cells first, but you go through detox first.
Chapter 9 (26:05) Working on a calorie deficit
You don’t have to count calories. You will achieve a deficit with a plant-strong diet, and leaving out the processed foods.
Chapter 10 (28:45) Wholistic physician
Natural path doctors are able to do a lot of tests that traditional doctors don’t do. One, in particular, is glyphosate, which is a direct cancer-causing agent.
Chapter 11 (34:27) Accountability partners
Make sure you are surrounding yourself with like-minded and supportive individuals. Take baby steps together and you will notice a difference in only 30 days.
Chapter 12 (42:53) Harmful diseases directly linked to diet
Don’t wait until a health scare to make a change. Heart disease and cancer are just two of many scary health risks that are a direct result of what they are eating.
Chapter 13 (53:07) Tools and Apps
Some tools that can help you on your journey including some beneficial apps, tools, and stress management ideals.
Chapter 14 (59:33) Keep it simple
There are some simple steps and actions you can take to help simplify your health journey. These easy steps include getting good sleep