Episodes
This week, Joy chats with Brian Keane, a Reps qualified Level 3 Personal Trainer, certified Strength and Conditioning Coach and Sports Nutritionist. He also hosts one of Ireland and the UK’s top health podcast which is regularly featured #1 on the iTunes Health Charts. Over the past seven years, he has gone from working full time as primary school teacher to one of Ireland’s leading thought leaders on all things health, fitness and nutrition. This episode is packed with wisdom designed to...
Published 11/29/22
This week, Joy chats with Jill Heinerth, one of the world’s premier underwater explorers and the first person to dive inside iceberg caves. Jill leads expeditions into extreme environments to advance scientific and geographic knowledge. She is an acclaimed polar explorer, cave diver, author, speaker, filmmaker, and climate advocate. Joy fell in love with her best-selling book, Into The Planet: My Life as a Cave Diver which details her journey into the extreme world of underwater cave...
Published 11/22/22
Published 11/22/22
This week, Joy chats with Dr. Kwadwo Kyeremanteng, the department head of critical care at The Ottawa Hospital. As a researcher, he is interested in using ICU resources more efficiently and improving access to palliative care in the ICU. He also created ‘Solving Wellness’ a virtual health & wellness platform for health care professionals. The goal of ‘Solving Wellness’ is to help address health care burnout and provide health, fitness and self care for its members. In this episode Dr....
Published 11/15/22
This week, Joy chats with Melanie Cruikshank, the founder of Toronto-based clean beauty brand dalish Cosmetics whose mother said she was born to wear lipstick and heels. After attending Cosmetology & Aromatology school - the study of Plant & Botanical based Chemistry, she knew she wanted to create nontoxic cosmetics so her customers could feel confident and fabulous. Her mission is to create clean, luxurious beauty products that you feel good about using, that are vegan, easy to...
Published 11/08/22
This week, Joy chats with Josh Gitalis, a Clinical Nutritionist who is a recognized expert in the fields of clinical detoxification and therapeutic supplementation. He runs a Toronto-based, private practice, with a worldwide client base. As a leader in his field, Josh teaches Clinical Nutrition for several natural health colleges and is the first Canadian nutritionist to become an Institute for Functional Medicine Certified Practitioner (IFMCP).   In this episode Josh shares his wealth of...
Published 11/01/22
This week, Joy chats with Desiree Nielsen, ​​a registered dietitian who takes an evidence-based, integrative approach to her dietetics work, with a focus on anti-inflammatory, plant-centred nutrition and digestive health. ​​She is the author of multiple books, including one on anti-inflammatory nutrition called Un-Junk Your Diet, a plant-based cookbook called Eat More Plants: 100 Anti-inflammatory Plant-centred Recipes for Vibrant Living, which became a #1 National Bestseller, and her new...
Published 10/25/22
This week, Joy chats with Kristi Soomer, ​​the founder and CEO of Encircled, a Canadian-made line of versatile, sustainable clothing that helps women streamline their wardrobes. Encircled was born out of her love of travel and dislike of checking a bag–her first dress was created on the floor of her condo in 2012! Since then she has grown Encircled into a seven-figure business that was named a certified B-corp in 2018. She is committed to meeting high ethical standards in all aspects of her...
Published 10/18/22
This week, Joy chats with Hannah Sunderani, ​​the creator of the popular blog Two Spoons. Since she was last on the podcast she’s become a mum and authored The Two Spoons Cookbook: More Than 100 French-Inspired Vegan Recipes. She is an editor at the feedfeed, a contributor to Best of Vegan, and a recipe contributor to THRIVE and One Green Planet. Her recipes have also been featured in numerous magazines including Better Homes and Gardens, Simply Gluten-Free, VegNews, House & Home, and...
Published 07/19/22
This week, Joy and Walker chat with Stewart Brown, founder of the amazing, research-backed supplement company Genuine Health. He has been in the natural health and supplement industry since he was 16 years old and cannot imagine anything more important that he could have dedicated his life's work to. He knows his company has the opportunity to change people’s lives every day, and he takes that responsibility very seriously. He is passionate about looking at the latest research in nutritional...
Published 07/12/22
This week, Joy chats with Abby Lai, who became a Registered Holistic Nutritionist after suffering from eczema that was so severe her doctors said it was the worst that they had ever seen. Since she discovered a holistic approach to health, she has become passionate about helping people overcome eczema, naturally. She is the host of The Eczema Podcast, which has helped eczema sufferers around the world with over 100,000 listens and 500,000 views on YouTube. She is also the founder of Conqueror...
Published 07/05/22
This week, Joy and Walker chat with Meghan Telpner, a Toronto-based author, speaker, nutritionist, and founder of the Academy of Culinary Nutrition. She’s written two bestselling books: UnDiet: Eat Your Way to Vibrant Health and The UnDiet Cookbook. Meghan’s success in cultivating a global community of UnDiet enthusiasts and Culinary Nutrition Experts has garnered her a feature in Forbes, and ranked her as one of the top 100 female entrepreneurs in Canada.  In this episode Meghan discusses...
Published 06/28/22
This week, Joy chats with Meg De Jong, a holistic nutritionist whose areas of expertise include nutrition for anxiety and gut health. Her deepest desire is to support people in truly thriving in their bodies and minds. She teaches her clients to eat in a more self loving way that helps them feel grounded, calm, and nourished, while addressing underlying health imbalances that can worsen anxiety. Meg went through many of her own health challenges, which led to her work ensuring that fewer...
Published 06/21/22
This week, Joy and Walker chat with Bryce Wylde, one of Canada's leading alternative health experts, Bryce is a highly knowledgeable and respected natural healthcare practitioner whose specialty is homeopathy, clinical nutrition, supplementation, and botanical medicine and whose focus is rooted within functional medicine. He’s been a guest expert on Cityline, The Marilyn Dennis Show, and Dr. Oz where he’s shared his knowledge on genetics and immunity for optimal health.  In this episode...
Published 06/14/22
This week, Joy and Walker chat with Rachel Molenda, a Mindset and Life Coach who specializes in supporting women in transforming the limiting beliefs that are keeping them stuck so they can step into the life they desire. She used this work to radically transform her own life and is passionate about supporting women on their growth journey. Her process can help shift beliefs around money, readiness, your body, and beyond so you can step into the juicy life you deserve. She is also the host of...
Published 06/07/22
This week, Joy chats with Dr. Ellen Vora, a holistic psychiatrist, acupuncturist, and yoga teacher. She takes a functional medicine approach to mental health by considering the whole person and addressing bodily imbalances at their root. Dr. Vora received a B.A. from Yale University, an M.D. from Columbia University, and is board-certified in psychiatry and integrative holistic medicine. She is the author of the new bestseller, The Anatomy of Anxiety and she’s here to share her evidence-based...
Published 05/31/22
This week, Joy chats with Sisley, Registered Holistic Nutritionist, Acne Coach and Health & Wellness Blogger. She is based in Vancouver, Canada and takes advantage of all the city has to offer to support wellness. Sisley helps women clear their acne naturally through holistic nutrition, skincare, supplementation, lifestyle and mindset. She is the founder of the health and wellness blog, The Pure Life, and has organized and hosted workshops, retreats and group programs for women from...
Published 05/24/22
This week, Joy and Walker chat with Tonya Papanikolov, Holistic Nutritionist, educator, founder and CEO of Rainbo, a Canadian medicinal mushroom company. She is a graduate of the Institute of Holistic Nutrition, holds a Bachelor of Nutrition and Nutraceutical Sciences from the University of Guelph and is a certified Reiki and Kundalini practitioner. She believes that radiance starts on the inside by eating whole plant foods and learning to interpret and listen to the wisdom of your body.   ...
Published 05/17/22
This week, Joy chats with Jessie Inchauspé, the founder of the wildly popular Instagram account Glucose Goddess and author of the book Glucose Revolution. She holds a bachelor of science degree in mathematics from King's College London and a master of science degree in biochemistry from Georgetown University. Her mission is to translate cutting-edge science into easy advice to help people improve their physical and mental health, especially when it comes to balancing your blood sugar. ...
Published 05/10/22
This week, Joy is joined by Lindsay Taylor, a pre- and post-natal nutrition expert, health researcher and doula who supports women to get confidently nourished before, during, and after pregnancy. Lindsay is also the author of the best-selling book, The Food Doula Cookbook, a cookbook that offers easy, delicious recipes for preconception, each of the 3 trimesters, and postpartum, as well as down-to-earth nutrition guidance that works for real life.   She is a beaming ray of sunshine in the...
Published 03/01/22
This week, Joy and Walker are joined by Yogi Shambu in a wide ranging, engaging discussion. Shambu starts by sharing the role of ritual, meditation, and mindfulness practices to create a balanced life of optimal potential. From there, he shares his experiences as a member of the Rainforest Flying Squad, who are on the ground daily fighting to protect the last of BC’s old growth forests.  Shambu is a fascinating guest. He was born into an artist and healer community and exposed to a revolving...
Published 02/22/22
This week, Joy shares her own skin journey with rosacea and how it impacted her confidence. She dives deep into the research she did to find the best approach to manage her symptoms to give you a solid foundation to care for your skin. She knows rosacea is a multifactorial condition, so she shares her best tips to support your skin, inside and out.  In this episode she talks about:  Foods you should avoid to prevent flare ups  The best foods to eat to calm inflammation What supplements can...
Published 02/15/22
This week, Joy is joined by Dr. Laura Markham, a Clinical Psychologist at Columbia University and Founder of Aha! Parenting. She is also the author of Peaceful Parent, Happy Kids; Peaceful Parents, Happy Siblings; and Peaceful Parents, Happy Kids Workbook: Using Mindfulness and Connection to Raise Resilient, Joyful Children and Rediscover your Love of Parenting. Her approach to parenting is inspiring and supportive; she will make you believe in yourself and your ability to raise joyful,...
Published 02/08/22
This week Joy is joined by ultramarathoner Colin Nanka who by defeating the average, shows that anyone can accomplish their dreams of participating in 10 races. Colin teaches us how it is so much more than just being physically fit. In this episode, Colin shows us how embracing difficulties and pain can lead to the greatest achievements in our lives.  Episode Highlights:   Feeling average and finding tribes and mentors   What is an Ultra-Marathon?   Learning from mistakes to improve  ...
Published 02/01/22
This week, Joy leans in to discuss living a purposeful life with Renata, a Naturopathic Doctor turned Astrologer, Soul Alignment Coach and Spiritual Mentor. Renata has 10+ years experience in natural medicine, coaching, yoga, astrology, tarot and has helped hundreds of women create soulful success on their terms. In this episode, Renata inspires us to move past our hidden fears, reconnect with our higher selves, and start living a life aligned with our purpose.   Episode Highlights:   ...
Published 01/25/22