Jenny Goldfarb, aka Mrs. Goldfarb, is the founder of Unreal Deli. She grew up on the Standard American Diet (SAD), and in her early 30s, learned about the plight of animals on factory farms, which led her to adopt a plant-based diet. After much trial and error she became a whiz in the plant-based kitchen and realized the thing she missed most after becoming vegan was premium NY-style deli meat. She sought to recreate a corned beef made from beets, chickpeas, tomatoes and high protein wheat. The recipe became such a hit that it encouraged her to produce her Corn'd Beef Reubens for Delis, Whole Foods, even Shark Tank, where she took on Mark Cuban as primary investor. The company then developed Unreal Roasted Turk'y followed by Unreal Steak Slices. With no experience in the food sector, let alone launching a company, she gave birth to this rapidly expanding business in her tiny kitchen while pregnant with her 3rd child. The Unreal Deli product line can now be found in thousands of restaurant and grocery locations nationwide with more to come.
Our guest this week is Walter Robb, the former co-CEO of Whole Foods. Back in 1978, Walter started a store and in 1991 it was bought by John Mackey and it became store number 12 for Whole Foods. He currently serves on the Board of Directors for Union Square Hospitality Group, The Container Store, FoodMaven, and HeatGenie. He's also an investor, mentor, and advisor. Finding your passion Walter found his passion when reading Adelle Davis and books from other early nutritionists and that's when he started making his own bread. He knew he wanted to contribute to the world and he believed that this could be the way he would do it. And that's when he started his store. As Walter shares, finding your passion is an individual journey that every person has to take. And it can be tough because it is easy to feel outside pressure from parents, family, or friends around what they think you should be doing with your life, but you will never be able to be satisfied until you are doing something that you love and care about. Finding what you want to do in life isn't a cut and dry thing, and it may change over time, but there is joy that comes from doing what you're supposed to be doing in life. To start you have to take the time to ask yourself what is the purpose of your life and how do you want to spend your time. What are your gifts, what are you good at, what tools do you have? If you are doing something that you are not excited about, you may not be able to change your circumstance immediately, but you should be thinking about how you can move to something you can get excited about. Walter says, “I would say from my experience that for entrepreneurs particularly, learning to trust themselves, knowing that they'll make mistakes, knowing it won't be a straight road, but trying to build their confidence in that inner light, that light inside themselves that they trusted in the first place, is really what's really key to a successful journey.” The three basic questions that entrepreneurs should ask themselves honestly is--who are you working with? What are you working on? Where are you doing it? And use that to figure out where you can contribute and where you can do something that hasn't been done before. What happens when passion and profit aren't aligned As the former co-CEO of a public company, Walter knows the tensions that can arise between profit and passion or purpose. Money is a big part of running a company, if you don't make money you aren't going to be able to continue doing what you love and shareholders deserve their fair return. But, Walter says, shareholders do not deserve to dominate the purpose of the company, as they are only one of the stakeholders in the success of the company. Profit and passion are not inconsistent with each other, you need money to pay for the business but you also have to keep your Northstar in mind. It's all about the way that you hold them together that makes the difference. And it's the same for entrepreneurs, but you've got to learn how to make your dollar stretch and you've got to know how to put the money you do have in the right place. But at the end of the day, if your business is not making money, it doesn't matter what product or service you have that can change people's lives, you won't be able to sustain it. As Walter shares, you always have to be thinking about where the money is coming from, but it shouldn't be the dominant question to why the company exists. --------------------------- There are 6 trends that are transforming leadership forever do you know what they are and are you ready for them? Download the PDF to learn what these 6 trends are and what you should be doing about each one of them. These are crucial for your leadership and career development in the future of work! The new era of business Walter believes that we are in a new era of what he calls “transparency, accountability, and responsibility.” Customers today expect the businesses they buy from to be accountable for their behavior, responsible for their presence, and a contributory towards the greater good in some way, shape, or form. A lot of companies are trying to pretend to be what customers want or they think they know what customers want when they don't and therefore they stretch awkwardly in directions that make no sense or look inauthentic. But there are also a lot of companies doing it right. “I do think that the customer of today, these generations have a much higher expectation of how a company will show up before they will reward them with their business. And I think that's great, because, you know, it is going to take business-- and all of business--to really create the changes we need to create a more sustainable future.” Businesses can be a powerful force of good for their employees, their communities, and the planet. We need the business community to lead and set examples and put these things into practice. And embracing Walter's three main points of transparency, accountability, and responsibility is critical to getting to the point where businesses can have an impact. What does Walter look for in entrepreneurs he may invest in There are two main areas that Walter looks for when an entrepreneur comes to him with an idea to invest in. First of all, the idea has to make sense, it has to be a good fit for the current market. He asks himself if he would be a customer of the business. Secondly, he looks at the entrepreneur as an individual. Do they have confidence, do they have what it takes to pull the idea off, do they attract the right kind of talent? He invests in entrepreneurs who are determined, competent, and scrappy. And he looks at the team they have surrounded themselves with because if intelligent, talented people are willing to give up a steady job for a startup with this entrepreneur, that's a great sign. --------------------------- Whether you have 50 or 1,000 employees, Namely HR helps you maintain a great experience for the entire employee lifecycle. 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Courtney Carver of Be More With Less shares 5 warning signs that it's time to stop decluttering Episode 2145: 5 Signs It's Time To Stop Decluttering by Courtney Carver of Be More With Less on Minimalism & Simple Living Courtney Carver was stopped in her tracks with a scary MS diagnosis after decades of debt, discontent, and trying to do it all. She had to slow down, prioritize her health, and figure out what was really important in her life. She discovered what mattered most by getting rid of everything that didn't matter at all. In the end it all came down to love and health. She went from a busy, overwhelmed advertising director to spending 2-3 hours every morning taking care of herself, loving her work, and being present and engaged with the people she loves. Her family changed, too. They moved from wanting bigger closets, nicer furniture, and more stuff to downsizing into a 750 sq. ft apartment with no storage. Courtney has written books, courses, and hundreds of articles to help you simplify your life and work so you can focus on what really matters. The original post is located here: https://bemorewithless.com/stop-decluttering/ Lumineux is the first oral care line designed to strengthen your oral microbiome by saying “no” to lots of ingredients that can harm it. Available at Whole Foods, Walgreens and Sprouts. Find out where you can get Lumineux at Getlumineux.com and enjoy 15% off your first purchase with code OLD Visit Me Online at OLDPodcast.com Interested in advertising on the show? Visit https://www.advertisecast.com/OptimalLivingDaily Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
There is a constant cycle of life & death occurring inside of our bodies at all times. Our DNA & how that DNA expresses can shapeshift at any time depending on our environments, mindsets, and food rituals. This is a blessing because the expressions that are not useful (illness & trauma responses) can also shapeshift into something new.In this episode, I am joined by biochemist & holistic nutritionist Karen Hurd to teach us how food and chemicals interact with our genetic expressions.For more information on Karen's work, please visit www.karenhurd.com.To get on the waitlist for my future courses, please click here.
Are you perplexed as to how to make healthy food taste good? Does the thought of cooking healthy overwhelm you? Do you struggle to get your family on board with eating healthy? Are you lost when it comes to meal prep? Mareya Ibrahim, has cracked the code when it comes to eating healthy with her new book "Eat Like You Give a Fork". Mareya is an entrepreneur, the celebrity chef behind the Daniel Plan, nutrition coach, speaker & host of the podcast "Recipes for Your Best Life". In this episode of The Health Fix Podcast, Dr. Jannine Krause interviews Mareya Ibrahim on how to simplify meal preparation to make delicious meals that everyone will enjoy. What You'll Learn In Today's Episode: How to make your kitchen the social hub of your home Why you want to wash & cut veggies to have on hand for quick meal prep Why simple meals are better than gourmet How to simplify your meal prep Resources From the Show: Mareya Ibrahim's Book - Eat Like You Give a Fork Mareya's Podcast - Recipes for Your Best Life Mareya's Veggie Wash - Eat Cleaner Products Mareya on IG - Eat Cleaner
Jaime Schmidt is an entrepreneur and the founder of Schmidt's Naturals, a brand of natural personal care products she started in her kitchen in Portland, Oregon, in 2010.Jaime is known for modernizing natural personal care products, including the customer-favorite deodorant, and bringing them to the mainstream market. Under her leadership, Schmidt's grew into a household name lining the shelves of retailers, including Target, Costco, Whole Foods, Walmart, CVS, and across 30 countries. In 2017, Schmidt's Naturals partnered with CPG giant Unilever, with Jaime continuing as the brand's founder.Jaime is the co-founder of Color, an investment portfolio that specializes in the consumer product industry, retail and e-commerce, brand positioning, and M&A. She is the author of “Supermaker: Crafting Business on Your Own Terms,” a personalized guide on how to put your business on the map, turning your passion into profit. Later this year, Jaime will serve as a mentor on Going Public, a new original series debuting on Entrepreneur Media that allows viewers to invest in IPOs.-----Like what you hear? Let us know and subscribe and share, we really appreciate it! Have ideas or comments for us? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. For behind-the-scenes content, check us out on Facebook and Instagram. Hatchcast is made possible by the Burgess Institute for Entrepreneurship & Innovation at Michigan State University in collaboration with the MSU Entrepreneurship Association & MSU Women in Entrepreneurship. Original Music by Kakia Gkoudina and Karina Stankowski Engineered & Edited by Gabe Hales Co-created by Aaryn Richard, Tyler Mehigh, & Kurt Creger Co-hosted by Gabe Hales, Gabe Berke, Diego Fernandez, Danielle Tice, Karina Stankowski, Charlotte Bachelor & Aaryn Richard MSU Burgess InstituteThe Burgess Institute empowers Michigan State University students to learn through action.TEDxMSUTED is a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading.
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In this episode of Follow Your Different, we are joined by Brittany Fuisz, the founder of Malibu Mylk. She is an entrepreneur and a friend who I respect and admire deeply. You see, when Brittany was trying to have a baby for the first time, she was having some difficulty. So she went to work, specifically on improving her diet. She then discovered some huge problems with some of the major categories of alternate milk, like oat and almond milk. So she got busy in her kitchen. What you're about to hear is an extraordinarily powerful example of what a mission driven founder is. Someone with a point of view, someone who wants to move the world from the way it is, to a new and different place. Brittany Fuisz and How Malibu Mylk came to be Brittany starts off by sharing how she got the idea for Malibu Mylk. She got the idea for it around March of 2018, when she was still working at Yelp. Though she didn't really go for it full time until she left Yelp later that year. She had the idea for it when she was trying to have a baby for the first time. After consulting with the doctor, she opted to try a strict diet called the Elimination Diet or Autoimmune Protocol. Basically, she had to eliminate all major allergens in her diet. This means no dairy, nuts, gluten, soy, etc. So while looking for milk alternatives, she discovered a huge problem: most milk substitutes either have nuts, soy, or gluten. That's when she had the idea to use something different… “I was driving past downtown LA and I thought, what if I make milk from flaxseed? Like it was just a sign in the sky. I needed to make flax milk. And so I went home that day, I pulled out my blender. I did go to culinary school many years ago. So I know how to cook.” – Brittany Fuisz Hitting the Ground Running with Malibu Mylk After trying out and getting her desired results with the flaxseed milk, Brittany did what any aspiring entrepreneur would do. She reached out to Whole Foods Market with her idea. Brittany pitched the idea for Malibu Mylk, and was surprised when the buyer immediately set up a meeting for it. While Brittany wanted to delay the meeting to better prepare for it, the buyer said that the meeting was set. So she had to take a crash course on the food and beverage industry and learn the ropes quickly. “I did a crash course in food and beverage with a friend who's in the industry the day before the meeting. And I went in with little samples. I had some like mock packaging made up. I learned about margins, which is how the grocery world works. I went in and I pitched the buyer on the dream that is now Malibu Mylk. She tasted my samples and she said, “Well, I'd love to get this in stores the coming weeks”. I thought well I can't do the coming weeks, but we can do it in the coming months. Actually, the timing worked out beautifully because I'd have to go into my first production run, knowing that Whole Foods is going to be a customer.” – Brittany Fuisz Brittany's Challenges with Malibu Mylk Brittany further explains the challenges she had at the beginning of Malibu Mylk. The biggest challenge for her was finding a great manufacturer, a co-packer. There weren't many that produced her type of product, and the ones she found were awful and expensive. When she finally found one she liked, they said no to her. So she got an acquaintance who was already manufacturing something in that company, and asked for an introduction. She wasn't deterred by the first and succeeding No's that she received, and kept pushing on. “You're gonna hear a lot of No's that you're gonna hear no, again and again and again. And if you're not willing to turn it into a yes, some way or another, it won't work.” – Brittany Fuisz To hear more from Brittany Fuisz and how she created Malibu Mylk to what it is today, download and listen to this episode. Bio Brittany Fuisz is the Founder/CEO of Malibu Mylk, the world's first organic flax milk. Allergen-free (dairy free, gluten free, nut free,
It's common for someone to see a jar of NuttZo for the first time and wonder, ‘Why is it upside down?' The majority of the brand's nut- and seed-based butters are packaged such that the twist cap is at the base of the jar, allowing for the ingredients' natural oils to rise to the top and make it easier for consumers to stir and blend before use. The unique design is essential for attracting awareness and gaining trial, but as NuttZo founder and CEO Danielle LiVolsi explained in an interview featured in this episode, winning customer loyalty and a policy of no regrets have been the keys to her brand's success. Founded in 2008, NuttZo, which markets all-natural snack bars in addition to its butters, has become a nationally recognized brand available in over 10,000 grocery stores including Walmart and Costco. A former radio sales executive, Danielle bootstrapped the company's launch and development and has emphasized steady growth and a focus on consumer demand for high quality ingredients and customer service. A mother to two adopted sons who are the inspiration for the brand, Danielle also leads NuttZo's sister nonprofit, Project Left Behind, for which a portion of all sales support orphaned and underserved children around the world. As part of our conversation, LiVolsi recounted the creation of NuttZo and the creative ways that she won the brand's first retail buyers, why she adheres to the Nordstrom model of customer service, the reason she has turned down offers to invest in the company and why she fears regret more than she does failure. Also featured in this episode is an interview with Kun Yang, the co-founder and CEO of Pricklee. Co-founded by a team of pharmacists and launched in 2017, Pricklee markets beverages made from prickly pear juice and is described as “cactus water.” Yang recalled Pricklee's backstory, how his team is leveraging consumer awareness about coconut water to build the brand, the impact of localized social marketing and what he described as the keys to learning the ropes of the beverage business and adapting quickly. Show notes: 0:45: Interview: Danielle LiVolsi, Founder & CEO, NuttZo -- LiVolsi and Taste Radio editor Ray Latif kicked off their conversation with a discussion about a helpful Facebook Group called #OMGCPG, how global supply chain issues affected the launch of a new product, why getting massages are great for ideation and how she de-stresses and avoids burnout. She also recalled early challenges in product development, how she landed meetings with a Whole Foods buyer and the founder of natural grocery chain Jimbo's, why she's adamant about not accepting outside investment unless it's a ‘perfect fit' and why she tapped her mother to manage phone-based customer service for the company. Later, she explained why she is still regularly involved in sales meetings and why she believes that despite missteps in building Nuttzo, she wouldn't do anything differently. 44:48: Interview: Kun Yang, Co-Founder and CEO, Pricklee -- Latif sat down with Yang for a conversation with Yang recorded at Natural Products Expo East 2021, where the entrepreneur discussed the inspiration for Pricklee and its diverse team of founders and how the company is using coconut water as a point of reference for new consumers while simultaneously calling for “NOMOCOCO.” He also spoke about how Pricklee is utilizing TikTok and Instagram to target consumers in specific regions of the U.S., the brand's uses of SMS-based marketing and why building a community of advisors has been critical to the company's growth. The interview also includes a brief cameo from none other than The Beverage Whisperer himself, Ken Sadowsky. Brands in this episode: NuttZo, Jif, Pricklee
Gall bladder issues are OH SO common, leading to tons of surgeries... what's the cause???It's actually quite simple... sorta.In this week's episode we talk about caring for the gallbladder. We address both prevention and treatment of gallbladder issues with lifestyle medicine. We also touch upon lifestyle considerations for those living without their gallbladder - which is many, many people!If you'd like to join these conversations live, join the Plant Based & Stress Free FB group! https://www.facebook.com/groups/alterhealthSome highlights from today's MM episode...- Gallbladder is the bile sac, storing bile which is required for fat digestion- High-fat diets cause stress on the biliary system, leading to gall sludge and stone formation- Meat, dairy, eggs, and oil are the main foods to avoid for gallbladder health- It's always best to eat FAT in the context of WHOLE FOODS (no oils!)- The liver creates bile, and without a gallbladder also stores some bile- Without a gallbladder it is even MORE IMPORTANT to optimize liver healthLinks to some more good stuff- Join the Plant Based &. Stress Free FB group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/alterhealth- Cleanse with Us during the next Alter Health Cleanse: https://www.alter.health/cleanse- Work with us in the Thrive on Plants program: https://www.alter.health/thrive-on-plants- ATTN Health Practititioners! Learn more and apply to the Plant Based Mind Body Practitioner Program: https://www.alter.health/pbmb-practitionerPeace and Love.
Hello Warriors and Battle Buddies!Here we go with Episode 139 with today's guest Alexa FrongilloAlexa spent a year traveling the world as she worked remotely. At one point she get T-boned on her bike by a car while in Mexico. What's it like to have this happen and be so far away from home?Alexa let's us know what happened and how she handled the accident and it's aftermath. Ironically Alexa's injury coincides in parallel to the Covid Epidemic and has done a wonderful job in documenting that in her video series called "Flattening the Nerve."Alexa tells us about her injury, her strong belief in using homeopathic treatments such as a Whole Food, Plant-Based Anti inflammatory diet and Epson Salt Baths and Compression boots as part of her healing journey.Like many others in this world this experience has lead Alexa down a road of looking to help others. She is in the process of becoming a integrative health coach.Notes and resources for this episodeConnect with us at abattlewithin.com and on Facebook and on Instagram at A Battle Within.Like to be featured on the podcast? Know of someone you think should be? Or have episode topic ideas? Reach out in those same places.If you like what your hearing and want to support the program, a great way to do it is to rate and review the podcast on Apple Podcast even if you don't use that listening platform.If you want to offer more support, "Buy Us A Cup of Coffee" is a great way too do so along with our swag shop at abattlewithin.com/swagUntil next time - For those healing, show yourself some grace. For those who know someone healing, show them the same, and give them a great deal of love. Keep Battling!Instacart Offer LinkPlease note that Terry and Drew are not medical professionals nor should their perspectives be taken as medical advice.Click Here to see disclaimer.Some of the links and resources provided are affiliate links, which means that if you choose to make a purchase via www.abattlewithin.com we will earn a commission. This commission comes at no additional cost to you. Terry is also a Young Living Distributor and if you purchase via a link provided we earn a commission. Again at no charge to you.Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/abattlewithin)
Dr. Marvin Singh is the founder of Precision Clinic, and one of only a few integrative gastroenterologists in the United States. After graduating from Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine, he went on to do his internal medicine training at the University of Michigan Hospital. After which he completed a gastroenterology hepatology fellowship at Scripps Clinic, Torrey Pines. He then went on to fulfill a fellowship in integrative medicine and was trained by Dr. Andrew Weil at the Andrew Weil Center for Integrated Medicine in Tucson, Arizona. In addition to being a sought-after speaker and consultant, Dr. Singh had been featured on ABC News, Readers Digest, Sirius XM, radio, and many other platforms. And here today to talk about the keys to a healthy lifestyle and his new book, Rescue Your Health, is Dr. Marvin Singh. Dr. Singh, how are you today? Dr. Marvin Singh: I'm all right, how are you? Good morning. Vincent Ferguson: Before we talk about the keys to a healthy lifestyle and your new book, Rescue Your Health, tell my listeners and viewers where did Doctor Singh grow up and when did you know you wanted to be a medical doctor? Dr. Marvin Singh: Well, I'm an east coaster actually. So that's why I actually know what fall feels like. I was born in Virginia and grew up in Northern Virginia and lived there most of my life, all the way through college and medical school even. And then I started moving around a bit after I finished medical school and went on to residency at the University of Michigan. So, that's where I grew and I guess I always knew I wanted to be a doctor from a very young age. Dr. Marvin Singh: I always tell the story that our sixth grade elementary graduation had a theme and the theme was hopes and dreams. And I remember we had to draw our own silhouette. I don't even know how I drew that because I'm a terrible drawer, but I guess I did it one way or the other, my parents still have it. And basically you have your shadow and you draw your silhouette and then on the bottom you had to write, "My hopes and dreams are" ... and everybody had to fill that in. And way back then I wrote, "To become a doctor." So I guess from a very early age, I've always known that I wanted to do something that was able to help people and help people feel better. Vincent Ferguson: Wow. So do you have role models though, who basically gave you the feeling that you want to be just like them? A lot of us have role models that we want to be like. Dr. Marvin Singh: Yeah. I mean, throughout my career, I guess I've had different kinds of role models. But from an early age, obviously my parents are role models for me and taught me about work ethic and doing good things for people. I have a few doctors in my family, an uncle and an aunt who were role models to me early on. I guess that helped get me excited about medicine. My aunt and uncle both, I remember, I don't remember how old I was, but I must've been really young. I remember, you have to do these little reports or book reports and things like that on different topics when you're in grade school. I remember they used to send me little medical pamphlets and look at my reports and help me write them and stuff like that. So, from a very young age, I guess I had some influence from medicine, I guess. Vincent Ferguson: Oh yeah. But you know, you're not just an average, regular, conventional doctor. You practice integrative medicine. What's the difference between the two? Dr. Marvin Singh: Well, as Dr Weil says, "Integrative medicine is just good medicine." And that's what I learned along the ways. When I started my career as a gastroenterologist, I realized that something was missing from how we practice medicine and in what we do for people. We were really good at saving lives and doing things like that when somebody is really sick, but what about the majority of people who have ongoing recurrent symptoms or issues? What about them? Why do they keep going from doctor to doctor, to doctor all the time? That was frustrating to me early in my career. I'm just realizing that you don't get that kind of exposure when you're learning or training or anything like that. But once you're out in the real world and you get a taste of what it's really like out there, I felt a little lost, actually. Dr. Marvin Singh: I found Dr. Weil and integrative medicine and started learning a little bit and then enrolled myself in the fellowship and learned a lot about a lot of different things that I hadn't known about before or really appreciated before. That really made a big difference on me personally, and on how I take care of patients, in general. Integrative medicine allows you to do whatever you're going to do normally as a regular conventional doctor, but then also have an understanding that the person in front of you, the person you're taking care of is a human. It's a real person with emotions in an environment, with a family, with stressors, with dietary issues. Dr. Marvin Singh: I don't think we really ... I mean, I think we know this as doctors, but I don't think we appreciated or paused to think about it. We just usually are more in the go, go, go mode. Patient X is in front of you with X,Y,Z symptoms, so you're going to respond with A,B,C solution and that's the end of the story. "Adios, see you later." But that's the reason why a lot of people continue to have problems is because the actual problem is not addressed. And so integrative medicine allows us to do that. Vincent Ferguson: Wow. I know that in conventional medicine, I was always told, 'There's a pill for every I'll." But with what you're doing, it seems like you're looking to address the person holistically and really get down to the root cause of the problem. Dr. Marvin Singh: Yeah. Even if you need a pill for your I'll, right now, let's find out where that ill is coming from so you don't need the pill anymore, maybe. Vincent Ferguson: Yes. Very good. Very good. Now here at Six Weeks of Fitness, we normally talk about the importance of exercise and nutrition if you want to achieve optimal health. But is that really the definition of optimal health, exercise and nutrition, or is it more to it than that? Dr. Marvin Singh: There's more to it than that. I think that's also part of the place where we get lost. I mean, as a gastroenterologist, we see people who have issues with their weight or fatty liver. I remember in my notes in the early days, the default is diet, weight loss, exercise, diet, weight loss, exercise. You just write that down and you say, "Hey, you need to get on a better diet, lose some weight and exercise." And that's literally what you tell people. And they're like, "Okay, I already knew I was fat. So, that doesn't really get me anywhere." Vincent Ferguson: Very true. Dr. Marvin Singh: You know, I'm big on personalization. So personalizing that approach is one part of it. But diet, what kind of diet? How are you going to lose the weight? Diet is important, obviously, exercise and movement is important, but somewhere a lot of other things. Your sleep hygiene, how you're reducing stress, how you're mitigating toxins in your environment and even how much fun you're having in life and what the status of your social relationships are. These all, believe it or not, can influence our gut health, our microbiome and our overall wellbeing. And these are all risk factors for a lot of chronic inflammation that many of us have. Dr. Marvin Singh: And so addressing those is also important and if you don't, you're missing the piece. I mean, I tell people, if you say, "Okay, I'm going to change my diet. I'm going to go vegan. I'm going to lose weight and for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, I'm just going to eat broccoli." Dr. Marvin Singh: And, "Okay you went vegan, you're eating vegetables, good job, good job." But first of all, your diets not diverse so, that's not really good. And there's more to it than that. Because if you talk to the person and you find out that they're only sleeping four hours a night and they have anger management issues and a lot of built up frustration and stress over the years, they're not going to lose weight. It doesn't matter if they're only eating broccoli all day long. This is only part of the puzzle. Vincent Ferguson: Wow. So that, to me, you're giving me a list of things that you need to do in order to achieve a healthy lifestyle. So it's more than just diet and exercise. You said, it's sleep, it's social interaction, it's stress relief, all kinds of things. Dr. Marvin Singh: Because remember, what are we trying to lose weight from? Our body. What is our body? Our body is not just a singular issue. There are so many things happening inside of our body. I tell people what's happening inside of your body, just imagine you get a snow globe, right? And the snow globe has many snowflakes in it. And you say, weight loss, just like, what do they have those magic eight balls, when you say something and you shake it? You say weight-loss, and you shake this snow globe. You see all the snowflakes flying around everywhere. If you want to know how to lose weight, the answers are in all those snowflakes and how those snowflakes are interchanging with each other. Dr. Marvin Singh: So how could it just be diet as the only thing. Diet may be one snowflake, but there are other things going on there too. There are mineral, vitamin issues. There may be stress issues. There may be medications that you're taking or not taking. There's a lot of things involved and the relationship and the interchange between all of those snowflakes, that's what creates that new balance you're looking for. If you're not looking at all those things, you're missing part of the puzzle. Vincent Ferguson: Right. So you look at a diverse amount of things to come up with a conclusion of what it is, the problem with the patient. Dr. Marvin Singh: Right. Vincent Ferguson: Is that what you do at Precision Clinic? Dr. Marvin Singh: That's exactly what we do at Precision Clinic. We look at as many different elements of health and life as we can to try to personalize a program for somebody for optimal health. Vincent Ferguson: What is the connection between your gut and chronic disease? Dr. Marvin Singh: That's a great question. There's a big connection because our immune system is obviously the big controller of inflammation and a lot of chronic disease comes from chronic, low grade inflammation. And where does a majority of our immune system sit? The majority of our immune system sits in the digestive tract. At least 70% of our immune system is in the digestive tract. When we say digestive tract, we're not necessarily just referring to the organ itself, but what lives inside the organ? That's what the microbiome is called. The gut microbiome is the forest or ecosystem of trillions of bacteria that live inside of our digestive tract. And these little guys are the ones that manage all of these things. And so we take care of them in the proper way, and they'll take care of us back in the proper way. Vincent Ferguson: So how do we take care of them, Dr? I want to know, man. Dr. Marvin Singh: That's the magic question, right? So understanding what's going on with them and who they are and what their balance is, is part of the process, because it's hard to build a house without a blueprint, unless you're some genius or something. But you still need to know what parts you need and you have to order those parts and put them together in the right way, assemble them the right way. So, investigating your body and some of the different elements is part of the process. And then sometimes it's not really that complicated of a process. The body is very complicated, yet simple at the same time. That's what makes it cool. The microbiome responds to stress reduction, to optimal diet, to sleeping properly, to exercising. All of these things are associated with microbiome balances. So if you do these things, nicely, in accordance with what your body needs, then your microbiome will find a way to more of what we call a homeostasis or an even balance. When that happens, then good things happen to your body. Vincent Ferguson: Hmm. What are your feelings about probiotics? Dr. Marvin Singh: So probiotics are bacteria that we can take as a pill or a supplement form that could help keep or create a balance or improve the balance in your microbiome. Different probiotics may be appropriate for different people and sometimes probiotics are not necessarily the right answer at the moment for somebody. It really depends on what their symptoms are and what's going on. But I often do use probiotics to help create a balance in patients, in their microbiome, if their microbiome suggests that. Dr. Marvin Singh: The other thing is, you don't always necessarily have to take a pill of a probiotic, you can eat probiotic foods. And I like that as an option often, because not only do you get to fill your belly and eat something healthy and get the nutritional value of that food, but then you also give yourself a dose of good bacteria at the same time. So, sometimes that's a really good option as well. Vincent Ferguson: I remember reading a quote from Hippocrates that said, "Let food be your medicine and medicine your food." So is that what he was alluding to? Dr. Marvin Singh: Exactly, he also said all disease begins in the gut and, and I always joke and say he probably didn't know what in the world he was talking about, but he was totally spot on. This guy was way, way ahead of his time. Vincent Ferguson: Way ahead of his time. That's amazing. Now, and speaking of health nutrition, all that good stuff, can you determine what nutrition needs a patient has by their genetic makeup? Dr. Marvin Singh: We can start to do that now, yeah. We can do a genetic test that can help us understand what potential deficiencies you might be prone to, compared to the average person or somebody who doesn't have a particular genetic mutation. And if we have an understanding of that, then we can try to eat accordingly so that we can avoid those nutritional deficiencies. That's really one of the main things to underscore with regards to precision medicine. That it's really designed to help you prevent getting a problem or developing an issue later on. If you know that, "Hey, I have a gene that that's going to give me a higher risk for vitamin D and calcium deficiency," and, you know you may be at higher risk for osteoporosis or osteopenia later in life, then you're going to want to eat accordingly. You may want to make sure you really stay on top of your vitamin levels. You want to make sure you do weight bearing exercises. You can do all those things and then you can try to prevent and avoid developing osteoporosis later on in life. Dr. Marvin Singh: But if you never knew about it, then you're just going to go about doing whatever you were going to do. And then it's rolling the dice in whether something happens or not. Vincent Ferguson: Exactly, and speaking of vitamin D, I understand that's very important to immune health. What other supplements do you recommend? Dr. Marvin Singh: Vitamin D is very important. A lot of us actually do have vitamin D deficiency. Doing a lot of genetics, a lot of people actually have a genetic mutation for vitamin D deficiency too. So perhaps there's a common thread in a lot of people there. Dr. Marvin Singh: What supplements somebody takes really depends on who they are, what their purposes are, what their goals are, what they need, what medicines they're on, what diagnosis they have. Because you have to take a lot of that into consideration because you want to make sure that you give proper treatment. I tell people, "Supplements, yes, they're natural therapies. Yes, they're available over the counter. Yes, you don't need a prescription for them, but you should treat them like medicines too." That's, I think, one of the things that sometimes, maybe people don't appreciate as much. Dr. Marvin Singh: You may just go to the aisle in Whole Foods where all the supplements are and be like, "Oh yeah, look, this says vitality. Let me grab one of those. Oh yeah. This says digestion. Let me grab one of that. Let me grab one of this." And then you walk out with five, six different things. And I see people all the time, it's not any wrongdoing on their side, it's just that maybe we don't appreciate it as well, and some of these things can actually cause problems to your body. Some of these things, when you combine them together, can actually cause problems. You may not have known that. Dr. Marvin Singh: For example, you may say, "Oh, I have anxiety, so I'm going to drink this kava tea. But I'm going to go out for some drinks later on this evening and I had my kava tea earlier this morning and I feel great." But you know what? Kava and alcohol don't mix together. You can really hurt your liver that way. So really, it's important to make sure you are taking something for the right reason. Just like you wouldn't go to the store and say, "Oh, let me grab some Lipitor while I'm there because I think my cholesterol is high." You want to make sure that you need it, right? Vincent Ferguson: Yeah, most definitely, most definitely. So how does one determine what supplements are good for them? Dr. Marvin Singh: Well, a lot of times it's good to do an evaluation with a doctor and see. Do you need particular kinds of vitamins? Do you have inflammation? Do you have joint aches or pains? It all depends on what's going on there. For general health, taking a multivitamin or a B complex vitamin, sometimes is helpful. A lot of people take vitamin C and vitamin D and things like that for their immune system. So those are some of the basics. A lot of times people may take turmeric supplements if they have arthritis or they're concerned about inflammation. So there are different kinds of things that people may use based on what their issues are, or priorities are. Vincent Ferguson: Excellent. Excellent. Now, if someone has, let's say cancer or heart disease in their family, does that mean that they are going to be predisposed to having heart disease and cancer themselves down the road? Dr. Marvin Singh: Well, it's a risk factor and life's all about risk and understanding the risks. Sometimes there's a genetic basis to things and sometimes there's not. Sometimes people can sporadically develop a malignancy and maybe there is no genetic basis. Or maybe they're the first person in the family who's going to have the problem, we don't know. But family history is important to look at because it helps us understand what your potential risks might be. If your dad had a heart attack at 40 and your dad's dad had a heart attack at 40, and his dad had a heart attack at 40, then it's probable that you have a family history or some genetic mutation in this family history that is contributing to this risk coming down the male line in your family for heart disease. And so if you understand that gene, if you do a test and you understand that gene, what the problem is with that gene, and then try to do some research or understanding, has anybody done any investigations into what things could be done in people who have that gene defect, then maybe you can try to mitigate that problem. Dr. Marvin Singh: And you can also understand what you can do to prevent that problem from happening. Because I tell people, "Just because your dad and your granddad had a heart attack at 40 does not mean that you have to have a heart attack at 40. It's not a life sentence." Our genes are basically our blueprint, but they're not our destiny. They don't dictate what must happen to us. There's more to it than that, interestingly enough. Dr. Marvin Singh: On top of our DNA is what we call the epigenome. And the epigenome is you can think of it as light switches on the genes. And just because the gene is there, just because you have the light switch on your wall, doesn't mean the lights on. Doesn't mean the light has to be off either. There are things that can turn these genes on and off and understanding the gene and understanding what you can do to switch the gene off or not, contributes to the development of a certain problem. That's the important part. Vincent Ferguson: Now let's talk about your book, Rescue Your Health, because even talking about now, I'm sure your book probably goes into more detail about it. What can my listeners and viewers learn from reading your book? Dr. Marvin Singh: Well, I wrote Rescue Your Health because I wanted everybody to know that precision medicine, number one, doesn't have to be a scary topic. I think people think, "Oh, DNA and imaging tests and microbiome. This is too much for me. It's hard enough for me to navigate regular doctor visits, but I can't do this one." Dr. Marvin Singh: So I really try to make it simple and help people understand that it doesn't have to be a scary topic. It can be very useful. It can be more useful than a lot of other types of things that we may do in medicine. And a lot of the tests that you can do to understand your body a little bit better, they're not necessarily these multi thousand dollar tests and some of these are quite affordable. Dr. Marvin Singh: One of the chapters in the book is My Top Five Tests and the reason why I have My Top Five Tests, I made a chapter on that, is because I wanted to show people that all these tests that are there are within a couple or $200-$300 range. And so you can do a lot of things for a pretty affordable price. We often go out and go to dinner and spend $200-300 on maybe a good meal, but may leave you bloated in with heartburn, but it might've been good when you ate it. But you could spend that $200 and learn about your genes and learn how to eat for your life and that could make a huge impact on how you live your life for the whole time moving forward. Dr. Marvin Singh: And so, you know, it's really about bringing realization to that process. I wanted to really simplify it and not make it scary. This book is for everybody. This is what I say in the opening chapters. If you're a human and you're able to hold this book, then this book is for you. There is something in it for everyone. I really help try to explain what are some of the different tests and then give some real life examples about different kinds of people who've come to see me over the years. What their issues were and how we're able to apply some of the principles that we're talking about here and earlier in the book and what happened with them as a result. So, that was really the main point in the book, is really to help people understand that there are ways that we can understand our bodies on a more meaningful level. The science is there, that we can now start understanding our health from a little bit of a different viewpoint and make some big impacts. I tell people that there's two kinds of doctors. There's the kind of doctor that if you're in a burning building, this doctor is a firefighter. He'll run into that building, he's the first responder. Doctors were first responders too, on the healthcare front. And he'll go into that burning building and he will save you, he or she, will go and save you, pull you out of that building. And we need those doctors. We will always need those doctors because life happens. I practice that kind of medicine too. But then there's the other kind of doctor that'll say, "Hey, look buddy, why in the world were you anywhere near that building in the first place, man? You shouldn't be there. And this is how I'm going to help you understand how not to be there. And this is how we're going to help you avoid being in this situation, in the future." Now, which way do you think is probably better for your longevity? I think it's better to understand how you can avoid those burning buildings because the more burning buildings you're in, eventually over time, it puts a little extra wear and tear on your body too, right? Vincent Ferguson: Exactly. Yes, yes, yes. So, that is the key. How does your family feel about you practicing integrative medicine as opposed to conventional medicine? Dr. Marvin Singh: Well, first of all, I do both actually. I still practice as a general gastroenterologist. Go to a hospital and take care of sick patients there. People need that kind of help too. But the part that I am most passionate about, obviously, is the preventive medicine and the integrative part. They're very supportive, actually. Without my wife, I probably wouldn't have ever made it to this part because she's the one who helped me realize that the something that I was missing in the way that we practiced medicine was this. She was a little bit more forward-thinking earlier than I was. Vincent Ferguson: Ah, nice. That's how you know you married right. How can we order the book? Dr. Marvin Singh: Yeah. So the book is out. It's called Rescue Your Health and it's on Amazon. It's also on Barnes and Noble and a couple other places as well. But Amazon is one of the main places that the book is available on and it's out now. You can get on Kindle also. Vincent Ferguson: Okay, excellent, excellent. It just seems like a book that the timing couldn't be better. It couldn't be better than right now. Dr. Marvin Singh: Exactly. Yeah. I mean, I think COVID-19 has been real terrible on everybody in the whole planet. I think moving forward in the years to come, it's very important for people to understand that there are certain things in our body, risk factors that can potentially make us sick or be more prone to be sick. Not just for COVID, but for other things. But I think if you try to look at, was there anything that maybe came out of COVID that we can learn from, this is one of those lessons. One of those lessons is that, what's going on inside our body is a risk factor for who gets sick or how sick they could get. Vincent Ferguson: Yes, yes. We've taken it for granted, it seems for many years. Dr. Marvin Singh: Yeah. In many of us, integrative and preventative medicine doctors have been talking about this for a long time, but I think that this was just a rough lesson that helped bring the understanding to the whole world, all at the same time. I think everybody knows now that vitamin D deficiency and antioxidants and these kinds of things, being overweight and diabetes and heart disease and your diet and exercise levels and all those things, I think we all know, universally essentially, that these things are risk factors for getting sick at the most basic level. Because we're seeing it in real life, in front of us. Vincent Ferguson: Yes and it's time to do something about it. Dr. Marvin Singh: Have to do something about it. Vincent Ferguson: Yes. I also understand, Doc, that you do some charity work for an organization in New York, my hometown. Talk about that. Dr. Marvin Singh: Yeah. So this is really fun. There's a wonderful organization called Bottomless Closet in the city. They help women who are coming out of tough, difficult situations. Women who are in need of assistance in getting a job and getting back on their feet. I became the health advisor for Bottomless Closet, and I do free webinars for groups of these wonderful women and teach them about health and wellness and what they can do to get back on their feet as far as being healthy. Because it's hard to get a job, be successful at a job and try to turn your life around if you're not feeling well and you're sick. So health is very important part of that process too. Dr. Marvin Singh: And then also, if there's somebody who needs help from a doctor, I also donate my time to help that person as their doctor, free of charge and I help them get these precision medicine testing done through various different companies. I give a shout out to Microbiome Labs and Nutrogenomix, helping donate free testing kits to these patients. Several different companies have also helped me get free supplements for these wonderful women, as well. Enzymedica I have to give a shout out to as well, because all I have to do is just type out a list. This person needs this, this, this, this, and this, and they mail it to them. Vincent Ferguson: Wow. So that's amazing. Now you do this virtually? Dr. Marvin Singh: Yeah. Vincent Ferguson: That's amazing, but that's also wonderful that you do that. That you give back like that, I know you're very busy with your schedule, with so many people in need. Just showing how much humanity matters. Dr. Marvin Singh: Yeah. Everybody deserves to have access to this level of care, to understanding their body this way. And if certain people really need it and they can't afford it because of their personal situation, I mean, if they can barely afford to eat, you know, we want them to not spend all their money on that. They need to focus on their life and getting back on track because all that other stuff will follow. But to help them be healthy, I can at least do that part. That's the part that I can play. If they get on track and start feeling better, then they will do better. So you feel better, you're more motivated, you have more energy, you're less stressed, you're sleeping better, than you're going to perform better at your job. You'll be able to excel in your position and you can climb the ranks that way. So if I can help somebody do that, that makes me feel good because that's what being a doctor and a healer is all about. Vincent Ferguson: Yes, it is, amazing. How can my listeners, find out more about you and Precision Clinic? Dr. Marvin Singh: I'm pretty accessible online. So a website for Precision Clinic is precisionclinic.com. Our contact information, email, phone number is all on that website. Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, my handle is @Dr. Marvin Singh, so I'm pretty accessible that way, as well. Vincent Ferguson: Well, we need to access you, that's for sure. Dr. Marvin Singh, on behalf of Body Sculpt of New York, my nonprofit and Six Weeks of Fitness, I truly want to thank you for coming on this show today. Dr. Marvin Singh: No problem. Thank you for having me. Vincent Ferguson: And to my listeners and followers and viewers, I truly hope this program was informative, encouraging, and inspiring. And you will continue watching and listening in to our Six Weeks of Fitness program. And if you have any questions or suggestions for the show, please leave them in the comment section below. And don't forget to subscribe so you don't miss any future episodes. And remember “you don't stop exercising because you grow old, you grow old because you stop exercising.” You can reach Vince Ferguson at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also visit his website at www.6weekstofitness.com.
Casey Means, M.D.: “Metabolic health is not just about avoiding long-term chronic illnesses…It's also about feeling good in the moment.” Means, a Stanford-trained physician and co-founder of Levels, joins mbg co-CEO, Jason Wachob, to discuss which healthy foods can secretly spike your blood sugar, plus: - How your microbiome affects your blood sugar - How to prepare your body for a glucose spike - Underrated tips to keep your metabolism stable - Why you should switch from sweet to savory breakfasts - How to actually know if your metabolism is healthy Referenced in the episode: - Levels. - Data showing the average American eats 152 pounds of sugar in one year. - A study on how poor sleep can affect metabolism. - A study on how microbiome can dictate glucose responses. - Levels blog post on the top 10 worst foods for blood sugar. - mbg Podcast episode #294, with Jud Brewer, M.D., Ph.D. - Product recommendations: Unreal chocolate quinoa peanut butter cups, Lief Therapeutics HRV monitor, Siete Foods burrito size tortillas, Whole Foods nori sheets, Forager Project cashew milk yogurt. Enjoy this episode! Whether it's an article or podcast, we want to know what we can do to help here at mindbodygreen. Let us know at: email@example.com.
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This week on Talkin' Tofu, we try Good Catch Plant Based Fish Sticks and Sprout's Vegan Pumpkin Gummies and drink Cannonborough Craft Ginger Beer. Notes:@the_haunted_herbivore is the person who hipped me to Sprouts Vegan Pumpkin Gummies.I cooked the Good Catch Plant Based Fish Sticks in the air fryer (12 minutes at 400° F) and served them in tacos with avocado and my jalapeño slaw.Here's the article about Lightlife's new vegan chicken at the Whole Foods hot bar.Thank you so much for listening. We record these episodes for you, and we'd love to hear from you. Got a favorite vegan treat that you think we should cover on the podcast? Send your suggestions to firstname.lastname@example.org!
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Following a crash landing an intrepid explorer finds themself stranded on a hostile ice planet. When they discover the only shelter from the deadly cold is occupied by a group of grotesque and violent aliens the explorer is forced to hide amongst them. Now it is a race against time to repair their spaceship and escape before the aliens discover their presence. This episode is sponsored by Liquid Death. Head to LiquidDeath.com/Villain to join the Liquid Death Country Club, and receive a free t-shirt with your purchase of water! You also get free shipping on all merch, and when you purchase 2 or more cases of water at LiquidDeath.com/Villain. Or grab some at Whole Foods and 7-Eleven. Brought to you in part by Virtual Game Night. Live games for your virtual happy hour, conferences, birthday parties, or whoever else you might be on a video conference with. If you want to turn your next virtual gathering into a Virtual Game Night, visit www.virtualgamenight.live/villain and get a $100 credit toward the price of any game night package with code VILLAIN100 Edited by Andrew Ivimey and produced for the From Superheroes network. Visit www.FromSuperheroes.com for more podcasts, YouTube series, web comics, and more.
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Do you know how ingredients in your food impact you? The power of eating real, whole, nutrient dense food TRULY can be one of the best medicines. I am excited to share my conversation with Autumn Smith, the founder of Paleo Valley. We chat about her journey through competitive dance and fitness and how when we are most fit, we can be still missing key parts of our health and wellness. We also chat about ingredients, sourcing and why that is so important. Did you know that black mold and hydrogenated oils might be in your "healthy" beef sticks or beef jerkey.....YIKES! Be sure to take a listen to learn more Connect with Autumn @paleovalley Get 15% off Paleo Valley Support breast cancer with the LIMITED edition Alpha Long Sleeves My online membership -Join PREMIUM and get 1 30 min call with me EACH month! drhalieschoff.com Connect with me on social: @drhalieschoff and @alpha.chiro.health.wellness
Cardio. Love it or hate it, most moms feel compelled and obligated to make sure to do some form of cardio with their workouts. Maybe cardio is your main form of exercise, like running or the elliptical. Or perhaps it feels like it's the easiest thing to do or the thing that's going to make the most impact if you want to lose weight and get in better shape. But what's the truth about cardio? Is it that important? Is it the best thing for fat loss? And if you should do cardio, or WANT to do it, what are the best ways to fit it into your routine? At the end of the day, I want to make sure that when you're motivated and have the time to workout that you're doing the right things and seeing the best results. And traditional cardio may or may not be part of that picture. MORE RESOURCES: Jumpstart 30 – [Registration opens October 21st!!] 30 days of accountability and guidance to help you finally gain consistency! The FREE Body Type Quiz
This is the first episode of the Wholistic Approach to Pet Care: Part II. Dr. Sue Howell joins us to talk about whole foods in a veterinary practice based on her professional experience integrating whole food therapies with conventional medicine. Dr. Howell compares whole foods versus processed foods in pet feeding, explains why pet diets are not "one size fits all," and describes what makes a quality supplement for pets.
On this episode, Dawn Fitch discusses her wellness brand, a female black-owned business called Pooka Pure and Simple. She also dives into being diagnosed with MS, and how that changed her life. She learned to be her own health advocate and embrace holistic healing Dawn Fitch is a Health Advocate, Speaker, Author, and Founder/CEO of award-winning bath & body company Pooka Pure & Simple. Originally a graphic artist by trade, Dawn's life took a drastic turn when she was diagnosed with autoimmune disease, Multiple Sclerosis. Her diagnosis inspired her to adopt a healthier lifestyle, and she began making her own natural products for personal use. Dawn began sharing her unique handmade products with the world after some encouragement from family and friends, and her company ‘Pooka Pure & Simple' was born soon after. Today, Pooka has been in operation for over 20 years, and her artisanal creations can be found online and in Whole Foods stores nationwide.
Erika Lepczyk is the CEO and Co-founder of Memore, an innovative brand dedicated to sustaining long-term cognitive health. Memore offers functional blends that provide convenient and versatile ways to fill nutritional gaps with whole food nutrition. Memore's blends have shown to be effective in slowing decline and reducing Alzheimer's risk by as much as 53%. Erika aims to help break the common misconception that Alzheimer's is hereditary — only 2% of cases are. By introducing the world to Memore's functional blends, she hopes to educate consumers on preventive health and the positive impact that high-quality, whole food ingredients have on brain activity. Erika is a graduate of Michigan State University and has over 15 years of experience working with DTC brands. In this episode… Some people believe that fighting Alzheimer's is a lost cause. If it's in your genes, there's nothing you can do about it, right? Erika Lepczyk dug into the causes of Alzheimer's and found out that only 2% of cases are hereditary — meaning that there is a chance to prevent and slow the disease. She's dedicated her career to educating people about cognitive health and creating functional blends that fill the gaps in whole food nutrition. Her goal is to create a prevention-based solution, rather than just another treatment option or quick-fix. In this episode of the Gooder Podcast, Diana Fryc is joined by Erika Lepczyk, Co-founder and CEO of Memore, to discuss her journey to prevent cognitive diseases through whole food nutrition. Erika talks about why she started Memore, her past DTC experience that aided the start of a new company, and lessons she's learned during her entrepreneurial journey.
What's up, Brothers! This week, we have such an amazing episode with Kara Goldin (@KaraGoldin), Founder + CEO of the water beverage, Hint (@hint), and Wall Street Journal best selling author of her book “Undaunted” about overcomes fears and doubts! She is sharing all about her inspiration for her business and how to embody the “founder spirit”. Before we get into Kara's journey in tech before transitioning into writing and entrepreneurship, we have a little “squirt squirt” catch up about Jess' date and our take on “The D'Amelio Show” and their TikTok fame! Afterwards, Kara tells us about getting Hint into Whole Foods, why she started her business and deciphering advice. Later on, we are getting into the challenges of scaling and not boxing yourself into a niche!As always, the full video version is available on Youtube here! Please share on your IG story and tag us @WhiskeyAndWaterPodcast. You can follow Liv @Oliviapw, and Jess @TheJessicaExperience. & make sure you are subscribed on all platforms!+ Check out our favorite sustainable swimwear and use code “whiskeyandwater” at checkout: www.houseofzz.us+ Check out Equilibria and use our exclusive discount “WW20” for 20% off first time orders: https://myeq.com/
We discuss a study about how music might reduce stress in horses, Tigger focuses on Vitamin E, and Pati tells us all about Elk after spending some quality time in Colorado.Co-Hosts: Tigger Montague from BiostarUS and Pati Pieucci from from Pierucci DressagePhoto source: BiostarUSPhoto CreditBoehringer Ingelheim Animal Health Equine Relax TraxCritter Nutrition: The Devil's in the Details: What Sets Biostar US ApartAsk Hedwig FacebookSupport the show (https://www.patreon.com/user?u=87421)
We discuss a study about how music might reduce stress in horses, Tigger focuses on Vitamin E, and Pati tells us all about Elk after spending some quality time in Colorado.Co-Hosts: Tigger Montague from BiostarUS and Pati Pieucci from from Pierucci DressagePhoto source: BiostarUSPhoto CreditBoehringer Ingelheim Animal Health Equine Relax TraxCritter Nutrition: The Devil's in the Details: What Sets Biostar US ApartAsk Hedwig FacebookSupport the show (https://www.patreon.com/user?u=87421)
Do you worry you have no social skills or people think you're socially awkward?**********Proudly Sponsored by Olipop - a Healthy Functional Soda that actually supports your gut microbiome and benefits digestive health in the short & long term while including no artificial sugars or harmful chemicals. Grab it at Whole Foods or Wegmans or online using my special deal I've worked out for my listeners (20% Off + Free Shipping): DRINKOLIPOP.com/MARKSome of us feel like we don't know what to talk about with others because deep down we think we're stupid or not funny. A common tendency is either rambling on and on nervously or not saying anything at all.Personally, when I was on my journey of dealing with social anxiety I discovered I must learn how to improve my social skills. Some with social anxiety don't have a problem with social skills, whereas many others do face an issue or confusion around how to socialize.Social anxiety has many layers and one of those is in fact your social skills. We feel like we don't really know how to introduce ourselves to others or what to talk about with people we may have never met or are unfamiliar around. It's a very common story and we will address how to navigate this problem into a solution.Read the rest of the show notes: https://markmetry.substack.com/p/10-ways-to-improve-social-skills*************************Check out my step by step, day by day, 45-day 9-week affordable online course to rewire your mind and transform social anxiety - markmetry.com/program
In today's episode we are joined by Anthony Minichiello, who you may know from his incredible career as a professional rugby league footballer with the Sydney Roosters, the NSW State of Origin team and the Australian and Italian national teams. Anthony shares with us his story – from his real food roots into the world of professional sports, the culture and the nutritional recommendations of the time, and back again. This is a powerful story of injury, adversity and the power of real food. I hope you really enjoy this conversation with Anthony and feel called to share it with those you love. Show Notes: Head to https://www.stephlowe.com/podcasts/349 for show notes, episode transcripts and more.
Instituted in a different time, post Prohibition, the 3-Tier system of alcohol distribution and sales in the US creates inefficiencies in matching inventory with demand. Tom Wark, Executive Director of the National Association of Wine Retailers (“NAWR”), founder of Wark Communications, and writer of Fermentation - the Daily Wine Blog educates us on the history, key issues, and challenges of navigating the 3-Tier system for wine consumers to get the wines they want. The NAWR is on a mission to modernize the regulatory landscape for alcohol and bring choice to consumers. Listen in to Tom's decades of war stories on wine regulation! Detailed Show Notes: Tom's backgroundHe grew up in Northern California and got interested in wine at an early ageHe got a Masters in HistoryWorked in wine PR, then started his firm - Wark CommunicationsStarted Fermentation - the Daily Wine Blog, in 2004 - wrote a lot about regulation, was pro-DTC (direct-to-consumer)Approached by the board of National Association of Wine Retailers (“NAWR”) to be Executive Director (2008)NAWRMembers all independent fine wine retailers (e.g., K&L, Zachy's, Grapes, the Wine Company)>100 members nationwideEstimate ~500 retailers actively doing e-commerce and interstate shipping~400,000 alcohol licenses nationallyWine Retail SpaceGrocery stores, convenience stores, drug stores, big-box retailers - mostly focus of NAWRMulti-state retailers (e.g., Total Wine, BevMo)DTC from wineriesKey issues for fine wine retailersPrimary - want to serve customers where they areAmazon could get into the wine space w/ Whole Foods alcohol licenses and ship to anyone locally -> The only way for independent retailers to compete is to do interstate shipping16 states currently allow interstate shippingWine.com has retail licenses in many states to ship to most statesSecondary issue - procurement of inventoryRetailers must buy from in-state wholesalers who have a limited selectionRetailers desire to purchase directly from importers or wineries no matter where they are to broaden their selectionNAWR mission - to modernize the regulatory landscape for alcoholMost regulations were written in the 1930s-1950sAlcohol is more regulated than tobaccoE.g., if a brewery wants to sell direct to consumer, it needs to sell to a wholesaler and then repurchase it to sell to the consumerFranchise laws - binds producer to a wholesaler for life, even if the wholesaler is no longer supporting the brandAdvocate litigation for change - e.g., states that allow their own retailers to ship to other states but don't allow out-of-state retailers to ship in, believes that violates the dormant commerce clause of the ConstitutionLobbying, education of retailers, cultivation of allies (very few - consumers and media; most against - distributors, non-online retailers (believe it will create more competition), wineries (indifferent), importers (were not active supporters))The 3-Tier system in the US1930's - post-prohibition (1933) - each state had to regulate alcohol, and each did it a bit differentlyTwo main concerns - prevent tied house laws and organized crimeTied house - producers controlled retailers => got bars to do sketchy things and promote high alcohol consumption3-tiers - producer, wholesaler, retailerRetailers must buy from wholesalersStopping tied house - wineries can't own retailersHistorically - lots of wholesalers competing to represent producersToday - 10,000+ wineries, fewer wholesalers -> wholesalers act as gatekeepers, not required to bring producers in and shut out small producers who aren't worth the time and effort to represent themCA producers and importers can sell direct to retailers/restaurantsWholesalers are very powerful - contribute meaningfully ($10M+/year) to state political campaigns, 10x more than wineries and retailers combinedEach state has different 3-tier regulation, creates an enormous compliance burdenIL - wineries can sell directly to retailers only if they produce
Today on the Friends in Beauty Podcast I welcome Tara Paton to the Friends in Beauty guest chair. Tara Paton is a marketing strategist, consultant and coach for e-commerce product based brands. She helps business owners double their revenue so they can consistently achieve 5 figure months and position their brands to grow and scale. For 14 years she worked within major corporations and startups launching and scaling million dollar products for brands like L'Oreal, Pureology, Redken and Matrix, while also establishing sales strategies that made Fortune 500 companies like American Express and Whole Foods millions. Her signature program, Positioned to Profit, has helped her clients triple their revenue, achieve 4 figure days, 5 figure months, improve conversion rates and turn visitors into long term loyal customers. When she is not working with entrepreneurs, she is usually in her garden, spending time with her husband or enjoying some good vegan food. As a former head of marketing and sales, Tara understands the importance of creating a customized marketing and sales strategy to give your e-commerce brand a competitive edge. I really enjoyed this chat with Tara and I told her I know this is an episode I'm going to listen to multiple times. During this interview Tara shares: -Exactly how she's helping her clients get to the coins and take their e-commerce to the next level -Common marketing principles that most of us overlook -What marketing is not -The steps you should take prior to launching a beauty product -And so much more Come on in and get some of this expert knowledge. Jump into this chat with Tara and if you prefer to watch our beautiful faces then tune in on YouTube. Don't forget to share with another #FriendinBeauty. Enjoy this episode! Leave us a 5 star review and share this episode with a friend or 2 or 3. email@example.com Resources Mentioned In This Episode: ENROLL IN POSITIONED TO PROFIT WITH TARA PATON HERE: https://friendsinbeauty--tarapatonco.thrivecart.com/swcourse/ -Positioned To Profit -Book: Marketing Made Simple -Audria Richmond - Uncloned Marketing Additional Resources: -https://www.amazon.com/shop/akuarobinson -Skillshare - Use this link for 2 months free of the premium plan: https://skl.sh/30t352q -Shop Mented Cosmetics - https://www.mentedcosmetics.com/?rfsn=1290937.f2481 Use Code “AKUAROBINSON” for 10% of your purchase Announcements: We're on Apple Podcasts - www.bit.ly/FIBPodItunes! Join our Facebook community… If you're looking for a community of like minded, ambitious, and supportive #FriendsinBeauty all working to leave our mark on the beauty industry, join us here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/friendsinbeauty Join the Friends in Beauty Mailing List: www.bit.ly/FIBTribe Social Media Info: Tara Paton (Instagram) - @tarasoether Tara Paton (Website) - www.tarapaton.com Positioned To Profit (Website) - www.positionedtoprofit.co Friends in Beauty (Instagram, Facebook, Twitter) - @friendsinbeauty Friends in Beauty (YouTube) - Friends in Beauty https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcYPyO8nAosEmjEE5nza9Zg?view_as=subscriber Akua Robinson (Instagram,Twitter) - @akuarobinson AkuaRobinson (Facebook) - Akua Robinson MUA Akua Robinson (Website) - www.akuarobinson.com #FriendsinBeauty #FIBPodcast
The episode starts off with some various stories out of China, including Pinduoduo founder Colin Huang losing billions as Chinese regulators crack down on domestic tech companies. Next, Alex looks at how the popular tech accelerator YCombinator has recently changed to incorporate larger batches of startups and a virtual based workflow. Also covered, Amazon bringing its cashierless "Just Walk Out" technology into Whole Foods and Goldman Sachs purchasing the buy now pay later company GreenSky. 00:00 - Subscribe and Fight Big Tech 00:19 - China Tech Crackdown Continues 04:34 - YCombinator's Shift 20:25 - Amazon's Black Swan? 25:59 - Why Did Goldman Sachs Buy This? Originally Aired: 09/21/21 #YCombinator #China #Podcast
Does the host of this show eat only or mostly plants? It seems in the common tongue the word health is synonymous with ‘vegan' or ‘plant based' which to many of us healthy eating practitioners, gurus, and experts out there is quite funny as we see the marketing genius playout on BOTH sides of the food conversation. This doesn't mean that there aren't lots of people making health decisions with plants and the same amount of people making healthy choices whilst eating lots of meat!In This Episode I Cover:Plant-based ideologies and binary thinkingThe challenges of being plant-basedIs Your diet JERF or not***Join the Busy Mum's Facebook Group here: https://mattylansdown.com/BusyMothersFBgroup ***--SOCIAL MEDIA--MATTY LANSDOWNJoin the Busy Mum's Facebook Group: https://mattylansdown.com/BusyMothersFBgroupInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/mattylansdown/--Thanks for checking out the show. If you enjoyed this episode and want to hear more then please consider subscribing. If you really loved this episode and want to just tell the world about it then please take a screenshot and share it on your Instagram story and be sure to tag me so I know you're tuning in. 5 star ratings and positive reviews really help the podcast too so thank you in advance!......Music credits:Intro/Outro track Tropic Love by "Diviners feat. Contacreast" www.youtube.com/watch?v=DoJfqJsGk8s
Sahar Paz is an author, professional speaker, personal branding expert and the CEO of Own Your Voice Strategy Firm where she has clients ranging from Gen Yers to Baby Boomers. Sahar has had the entrepreneurial spirit since the age of 13 when she launched her first company. With two decades of leadership experience, her keen communications and management skills were honed in her first managerial position in fashion, leading a multigenerational team with most members her senior. She then went into the conservative world of finance where she further learned how to own her voice, be strategic and navigate the complexities of an age-diverse team. Inspired to share what she learned in business, Sahar pivoted and dedicated herself to giving a voice to people and issues by founding Free Your Star Foundation. The nonprofit empowered minority high school students in Brooklyn with programs and scholarships that focused on the business side of fashion. She continues to provide business and career advice to her former Millennial mentees now in the workforce. In addition to listening to the episode, you can watch a video of their discussion on our YouTube Channel. And be sure to subscribe to support the podcast! Championing the voice of others to help them understand their emotional drivers and their personal power has always been Sahar's mission. Her book, Find Your Voice , part-memoir, part cognitive behavior guide, epitomizes that pursuit. As a member of Gen X, she understands the common sentiment of her generation: feeling overlooked and underappreciated. Sahar is a sought-after multigenerational translator known for being a dynamic keynote speaker who ignites excitement for a typically exasperated topic in the workplace--the generation gap. Sahar is hailed as a conscious leader who offers the wisdom to lift up Gen X leaders to build better business practices. Keynote speaking clients have included several corporations, conferences, and universities, such as Facebook, HBO, Whole Foods, Greater Houston Partnership, Texas Medical Center, Emerging Women Live and the University of Denver. Audiences walk away with the skills to communicate fluidly across generations, build stronger teams and maintain company retention. Sahar currently lives in Houston with her dog Rico. Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/saharpaz Twitter - https://twitter.com/SaharPaz LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/saharpaz/ Links to her online courses: https://www.saharpaz.com/find-your-voice https://www.saharpaz.com/personal-brand For general information about the podcast, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org To follow Mitch and the podcast, go to linktr.ee/beinhakerlaw. You can subscribe and listen to episodes on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Amazon Music and most other directories. Please review us whenever possible and thanks for your continued support! Sponsorships and paid guest appearances are available. Connect with us by email or on social media. The Accidental Entrepreneur is brought to you by Beinhaker Law, a boutique business & estates legal practice in Clark, NJ. To learn about shared outside general counsel services and how to better protect your business, visit https://beinhakerlaw.com/fractional-gen-counsel/ Please support our affiliate sponsors (https://beinhakerlaw.com/podcast-affiliates/). Also be sure to visit our new podcast store (https://beinhakerlaw.com/podcast-store/) to purchase affiliate services, guest merchandise and even podcast merchandise. Yes, we have merch! Digital Accelerant - the digital business card that generates leads. Get a custom branded digital card with information and links to all your social media, email and other information. Text LAW to 21000 to connect with us and request more details. Fetch Internet. Fetch Pro is an app that creates a secure and high-speed mobile internet connection for laptops and desktop computers. Printify - the on-demand print shop to create your own merchandise without cost or the need to house inventory. The Accidental Entrepreneur is a trademark of Mitchell C. Beinhaker. Copyright 2018-2021. All rights reserved.
Brigitte Gemme of VeganFamilyKitchen.com shares some plant-based pantry organization hacks for whole food plant based cooking. Brigitte offers delicious whole food plant based weekly meal plans to make meal planning and batch cooking easier! No need to worry about “what's for dinner?” anymore. You can try a one-week plan for free. She also offers free templates and printables on her website as well as great recipes and strategies for success at veganfamilykitchen.com. Original post: https://veganfamilykitchen.com/plant-based-pantry-organization/ Follow Plant Based Briefing on social media: Twitter: @PlantBasedBrief YouTube: YouTube.com/PlantBasedBriefing Facebook: Facebook.com/PlantBasedBriefing LinkedIn: Plant Based Briefing Podcast Instagram: @PlantBasedBriefing #vegan #plantbased #veganpodcast #plantbasedpodcast #plantbasedbriefing #veganfamilykitchen #wfpb #wholefoodplantbased #veganfamily #pantryorganization #pantrymoths #pulloutdrawers #masonjars #dissolvablelabels
It may seem like a paradox, but retailers like Macy's, Ikea, Nike, Target, Amazon, Nordstrom and more are all pursuing small store format strategies in hopes of getting closer to customers and reigniting market share growth. While this isn't fundamentally a new idea--and one could argue that for some it's coming at least a decade too late--this next generation of concepts is less about merely optimizing a store's size to make more locations work, but rooted in addressing the increasingly hybrid nature of retail's brave new world and the changing dimensions of convenience. We unpack what's driving these moves, why it's important and what to avoid as we're likely to see a doubling down on this strategy in the years ahead. But first we open up the episode with our quick takes on recent retail news that caught our attention, including Whole Foods' killing free 2-hour delivery and replacing it with a $9.95 flat fee, earnings from Nike, Costco and Bed, Bath & Beyond (spoiler alert: yikes!), retail's IPO boomlet and Santa visits Target early this year. We wrap up with our popular "Press Releases That Must Have Gotten Lost in the Mail" segment, wherein HomeGoods discovers this e-commerce thing could be huge.Steve Dennis is an advisor, keynote speaker and author on strategic growth and business innovation. You can learn more about Steve on his website. The expanded and revised edition of his bestselling book Remarkable Retail: How To Win & Keep Customers in the Age of Disruption is now available at Amazon or just about anywhere else books are sold. Steve regularly shares his insights in his role as a Forbes senior contributor and on Twitter and LinkedIn. You can also check out his speaker "sizzle" reel here.Michael LeBlanc is the Founder & President of M.E. LeBlanc & Company Inc and a Senior Advisor to Retail Council of Canada as part of his advisory and consulting practice. He brings 25+ years of brand/retail/marketing & eCommerce leadership experience, and has been on the front lines of retail industry change for his entire career. Michael is the producer and host of a network of leading podcasts including Canada's top retail industry podcast, The Voice of Retail, plus Global E-Commerce Tech Talks and The Food Professor with Dr. Sylvain Charlebois. You can learn more about Michael here or on LinkedIn.
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Helene Godin is the founder and CEO of By The Way Bakery, a unique, old-fashioned bakery where each treat is handmade, gluten-free, dairy-free, and certified kosher. Helene hasn't always been a baker. She spent over two decades as a successful lawyer when she decided that she was ready for a change, and took the bold step of starting her business.Although she was not an experienced baker, Helene leveraged her skill and passion as a researcher, along with her determination to exceed expectations, to learn and develop delicious gluten-free foods. Through her tenacity, she was able to create a unique gluten-free flour mix that now forms the cornerstone of her exceptional baked goods. Today her bakery has four locations and can be found in over 80 Whole Foods stores nationwide. Over the past 10 years, her brand has developed a cult following and is beloved by many celebrities.In our conversation with Helene, we discuss her transition from being a full-time lawyer to entrepreneurship and how this step changed her lifestyle and identity. We delve into how Helene prepared herself for the challenges that lay ahead as well as how she became comfortable with failure and taking risks after her very stable career.In this episode, we'll talk to Helene about:* Helene's long, successful career as a lawyer and how she made the leap to pursue entrepreneurship and open up a bakery. [2:59]* What it meant for Helene's sense of identity to no longer be a lawyer. [4:51]* The long and thorough process of preparation that Helene went through to open her bakery and why she felt confident about this transition period. [6:40]* The entrepreneurial traits that Helene's husband recognized in her and the role he has played in her journey. [11:51]* How Helene identified and developed her passion after a long career as a lawyer. [14:04]* How Helene took a chance in entrepreneurship by pursuing a field she had virtually no experience in. [16:16]* Helene breaks down her process for making her business viable in the early stages and how she engineered her gluten-free flour mix. [18:14]* How Helene conducted market research for her gluten-free products and decided not to be entirely vegan, but still dairy-free. [21:57]* Some of the major pivots that Helene has had to make in life and business, especially due to the COVID-19 pandemic. [24:46]* Helene's transition into wholesale during the earlier days of her business and how she got into her first Whole Foods through tenacity and patience. [28:31]* How the bakery had to adapt to a much larger new order from Whole Foods in a short period, why they couldn't say no, and how the company has grown since. [31:49]* The devastating impact of the COVID pandemic, how it affected the demand for baked goods, and the steps Helene took to keep her bakers on staff. [37:33]* Helene's self-care ritual and how it's developed since the start of the COVID pandemic. [40:19]This episode is brought to you by beeya: * If you or anyone you know have been struggling with hormonal imbalances and bad periods, go to https://beeyawellness.com/free to download the free guide to tackling hormonal imbalances and to learn more about beeya's seed cycling bundle. * Plus, get $10 off your order by using promo code BEHINDHEREMPIREFollow Helene:* By The Way Bakery Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bythewaybakery/* https://www.btwbakery.com/Follow Yasmin:* Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/yasminknouri/* Stay updated & subscribe to our newsletter: https://www.behindherempire.com/ See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Welcome to another episode of Action and Ambition. Mr. Jack Acree, an accomplished culinary executive and Executive Vice President of Saffron Road, joins us on the podcast. Saffron Road, the world's first Halal-certified, antibiotic-free, and humanely-raised frozen entrée, had its national premiere in Whole Foods in July 2010. Since then, it has become the fastest-growing natural frozen food brand on the market.Prior to joining Saffron Road, Acree established two of the fastest-growing natural foods firms, Terra Chips (Hain Foods) and Alexia Foods, which currently generate well over $50 million in sales (ConAgra Foods). Today, Jack discusses the company's growth in the food industry, and how & why Saffron Road makes the top-notch, best-selling frozen meals and snacks. You are going to love this episode.
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As a child, Debbie Wei Mullin was surrounded by the influences of her Vietnamese heritage. As she began her entrepreneurial journey later in life, she turned to that heritage to launch Copper Cow Coffee, a direct-to-consumer Vietnamese Coffee that is launching nationwide in Whole Foods. I sat down with Debbie, the CEO and Founder of Copper Cow Coffee, to learn more about the company, educating the US about Vietnamese Coffee, and how she stumbled across their innovative pour-over design on a supplier's desk.
Kellie can't hide her excitement over the latest developments in the Britney Spears' conservatorship. On the last podcast, Kellie expressed her love of naming things -- cars, businesses, and babies! And on this podcast, Allen reads letters from listeners who need help naming BABIES! Allen has finally downloaded the NextDoor app, but he somehow missed this spine-tingling story of a stalker who could potentially be a black-eyed kid! It's a story so scary, Kellie should've waited to tell it on Halloween! And finally, Kellie and Allen get into a debate over one of the most beloved characters on Sesame Street. Who wins the argument? Find out in real time. Thank you to our podcast sponsors! Download Best Fiends FREE today on the App Store or Google Play. That's friends, without the r—Best Fiends.To help you welcome the fall season in style, Rothy's is doing something special! For a limited time, you can get $20 off your first purchase at Rothys.com/SANDWICH.Receive 20% off plus free shipping site wide at JuneShine.com/SANDWICH and use code SANDWICH at checkout. We recommend trying one of their best selling variety packs. It's a great way to try all of their delicious flavors! JuneShine can also be found in over 10,000 stores across the country, including Whole Foods, Safeway, Kroger and Publix.
Rip has a warm and delightful conversation with chef and plant-based cookbook author extraordinaire, Dreena Burton. Dreena, who hails from Canada, has just released her sixth book, Dreena's Kind Kitchen, and she and Rip dive deep into some of the thought, love, simplicity, and kindness that went into developing these new recipes. Dreena's Kind Kitchen delivers over 100 whole foods/oil-free plant-based recipes that you can turn to time and again. These recipes were developed for real-life dining: meals with family, meals on your own, snacks, and baked goods to fuel your busy days. All the recipes have been photographed and cover all courses from breakfast to dinner to dessert. They also discuss the evolution of her career, cooking style, and the importance of using the word, "kindness" in the title. By cooking this way, you are being kind to yourself and your loved ones. It is an expression of love to show people that this food is healthy and tastes delicious. Dreena Burton truly epitomizes what it means to be generous, humble, talented, and kind. And, we think the world could use a little more kindness. Episode Resources PLANTSTRONG Community PLANTSTRONG Website and Resources PLANTSTRONG Meal Planner - If you'd like to try our meal planner free for 14-days, use the code BACKTOSCHOOL to enjoy two weeks of free access. After the trial ends, membership is just $1.90 a week! Dreena Burton Website and Resources Theme Music for Episode Promo Theme Music
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If you're trying to catch flies, try honey. But if you're attempting to land distribution at every Whole Foods store in North America, vinegar might be your best bet. At least that was the case with Acid League, a platform brand of experimental condiments and beverages that is aiming to redefine center-store categories for modern consumers. Launched by a team of food scientists in fall 2020, Acid League markets a variety of premium fermented products. The brand portfolio includes raw and unfiltered vinegars and vinaigrettes made with esoteric flavors such as Toasted Thai and Smoked Malt, apple cider vinegar tonics promoted “to taste as good as it makes you feel” and a line of non-alcoholic wines called Proxies that are made from juices, tea, spices and bitters. Leading with the tagline of “gut-friendly gastronomy,” the Toronto-based company had a remarkable start even before getting out of the gate: despite having no commercialized product, Acid League won a commitment from Whole Foods to carry its entire vinegar line in all of the retailer's locations in the U.S. and Canada. The company, which operates its own production facilities, has since expanded its presence in Whole Foods and several other retail chains, and also operates a robust direct-to-consumer business anchored in subscription-based ordering, limited-edition products and curated kits. Although the company has only been on the market for a handful of months, Acid League has already generated millions of dollars in revenue and closed on a $4.75 million capital round in April. In an interview featured in this episode, Acid League co-founder and chief sales officer Cole Pearsall spoke about the genesis of the brand, how his background in food science and the diverse experience of his three co-founders spurred the company's development and how their collective vision is expressed in both the branding and innovation strategy. He also explained why trust was the key factor in winning over Whole Foods, the use of product as a form of marketing and how the company aligns its retail and ecommerce strategies. Show notes: 0:42: Interview: Cole Pearsall, Co-Founder/CSO, Acid League -- In a conversation recorded at Natural Products Expo East 2021, Pearsall spoke with Taste Radio editor Ray Latif about his home city of Toronto, the formulation and branding decisions behind Acid League's unique non-alcoholic wines and why he believes the transition from food science to CPG sales wasn't as difficult as one might think. Pearsall also explained why the company debuted with vinegars, communicating product attributes to consumers who may be less familiar with their ingredients and why Whole Foods was swayed by the team's experience. Later, he discussed the role of DTC in building awareness for the brand at retail, why “kitting” is key to Acid League's ecommerce strategy and the company's new pantry loading program. Brands in this episode: Acid League
Podcast Proudly Sponsored by Olipop - a Healthy Functional Soda that actually supports your gut microbiome and benefits digestive health in the short & long term. Try flavors like Cola, Orange, and Grape Soda that taste amazing! Grab it at Whole Foods or Wegmans or online using my special deal I've worked out for my listeners: DRINKOLIPOP.com/MARKTrying to change your habits & lifestyle? Keep your head in the game and stick to a long-term strategy in mind and paper. It's easy to shame yourself for not doing what you said you were going to do. But it's normal to struggle with keeping up habits due to something called the homeostatic impulse. Your brain is conditioned to not like change.So it actively tries to reverse the change. This is human nature.Whether it's eating healthy or exercising regularly…Why shame yourself for doing what a human is evolutionarily supposed to do?Even worse, when you shame yourself, you release a powerful cocktail of emotions that drug you into being upset, sad, hopeless, probably emotions you've felt your entire life. So your brain says - see? Don't change it's better.These emotions activate when you shame yourself, repeating the cycle of inaction and repeats the same thing to your nervous system.This cycle keeps people down forever. Read the rest of the show notes: https://markmetry.substack.com/p/feeling-stuck- Subscribe to my FREE Newsletter: https://bit.ly/3eANWld- Read or Listen to my book Screw Being Shy: https://bit.ly/2PqV2QI- Quickly Apply for 1 on 1 Coaching: https://bit.ly/2Pslqd0- Sign up for my online course: https://www.markmetry.com/program~~~CONNECT w/ MARK~~~- LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mark-metry/- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/markmetry- Twitter: https://twitter.com/markymetry- Website: https://www.markmetry.com/- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org