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The Natural Health Influencer Podcast is your go-to health and wellness resource. Fueled by Vista Magazine, we feature natural health experts specializing in a variety of fields as they answer your biggest health questions.With a focus on nutrition, fitness, mindfulness, green living, sustainability, and natural health, we provide our listeners with the tools and information needed to create a healthier lifestyle. Hosted by nutrition expert and author Allison Tannis of @deliciouslygeeky, wit ...
 
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For those struggling with pain, trouble sleeping, or anxiety, this is the episode for you! Today’s expert, Dr. Lee Know, is a naturopathic doctor, author, and entrepreneur who is changing the way we look at some of these conditions using terpenes, the compounds responsible for the way most plants smell. Citrus rinds, fresh lavender, and cannabis le…
 
Today on the show we invite Linda and Dale Bolton from Bolton’s Naturals to speak about Dale’s recent climb up Mount Kilimanjaro, how it connects to their fight against poverty, and the role their line of supplements played in getting Dale to the top at the age of 68! We kick things off by hearing about how Dale got the idea to climb Kilimanjaro wi…
 
When winter arrives we often experience an energetic shift in our bodies that leaves us craving hot soups, warm blankets, and more rest. While we often feel the need to resist our inclinations, today’s guest suggests that it’s actually beneficial to listen to your body and give into these cravings. In this episode, we are joined by Caitria Thiel an…
 
Have ever wondered why some days you get out of bed and you feel great, joyous about moving around, and then other days it's as if you're carrying around a heavy blanket all day and any physical motion whatsoever seems completely daunting? Well, Phoebe Liebling is here to explain. Phoebe is a highly respected clinician and an award-winning product …
 
Today, we’re talking all things oats with special guest, Simon Donato of Stoked Oats. From how to choose the right oat for you to why oatmeal might be the best breakfast you can eat, if you are oat-ally into healthy eating and living, then this is the episode for you! Allison and Simon discuss the difference between steel cut, rolled, and quick oat…
 
Between the constant hand washing, social distancing, and mask-wearing of the COVID-19 pandemic, it seemed that colds and flu were a thing of the past. Now that we’re all experiencing some sort of return to normalcy, however, they are back with a vengeance and our poor immune systems are struggling to cope! That’s why, in today’s episode, we speak …
 
There's an age-old practice that allows human beings to physically and mentally flourish, not to mention that it can keep us alive during times of turmoil: gardening! Whether you have a 10-acre farm like today’s guest, Dave McIntyre, or a few square feet of open land in your backyard, you can turn it into a space that can provide you with the nutri…
 
When most of us think of seaweed, what comes to mind is the slimy stuff that we avoid when we’re swimming in the sea. What comes to the mind of Amanda Swinimer is one of the world’s best, and most sustainable superfoods, which is also responsible for the absorption of a third of global atmospheric carbon dioxide! Amanda, 'the mermaid of the Pacific…
 
Chronic pain impacts the lives of 1 in 5 people in Canada, and 20% of the adult population in Europe. Chronic pain patients often suffer from depression, anxiety, sleep disturbances, financial issues, and a lack of support as a result of their condition. If left too long, chronic pain can even result in physiological changes, such as a loss of grey…
 
Mom-preneur Joy McCarthy, founder of Joyous Health and author of 3 books on the topic of natural health, is our guest on today’s episode, which is brought to you by Life Choice's Professional Therapeutic Medicine featuring their Fermented L-Glycine formulated by Dr Eldon Dahl. 90% of conventional products contain the “toxic 10,” and Joy’s motivatio…
 
Whether it’s homeopathy, supplements, paleo, veganism, or any of the other multitude of natural health modalities, their goal is the same; to make people feel better. Today I’m joined by a pioneer of the natural health industry, Deane Parkes. In 1975, when Deane bought his first health food store, it was the only one in North Vancouver, and compani…
 
No matter your age, stage of life, or health status, there are a multitude of benefits to taking probiotics! Today I am joined by Jessica Terhaar, Director of the International Probiotics Association, who is here to share how probiotics impact our health and why we should all pay more attention to them. You’ll learn about the difference between a m…
 
If you’re listening to this podcast, chances are you know what it feels like to hunt for good food and produce that you know will leave you feeling your best. If that resonates with you, you’ll love today’s conversation with superfood hunter, Jerry Zeifman! Tune in to hear some life-altering suggestions to combat bloating and digestive issues, gain…
 
Diet culture not only impacts how we see ourselves but also how our kids see food. As parents, we’re constantly influencing our kids’ eating habits and their future relationships with food without even realizing it. If you want to empower your kids to be happy and healthy, grow up feeling confident in the skin they’re in, and live life to its fulle…
 
Although nutrition and the mental capacity of school-aged children are inextricably linked, for some parents, getting your kids to eat healthy foods may seem like an impossible task. If you are a parent of a fussy child, or a parent looking for ways to broaden your little ones’ food horizons, Noelle Martin and Lindsay Pruss are coming to your rescu…
 
Whether you are a regular adventurer or someone who is stuck inside most of the time, this episode is sure to get you excited to get out there in the open air, looking for an exciting and healthy experience! Kay Rodriguez is the Founder and CEO of Urban Outdoors, a digital platform aimed at helping people from all different backgrounds find local o…
 
In today’s episode, we’re going to be discussing a topic that is more important now than ever before, and to make sure you get a few laughs today, I’ve brought my cool and hilarious son, Austin, to join me! In today’s world, happiness has attained a degree of elusiveness, and stress has become far more prominent. In order to tip those scales back t…
 
You’ve probably heard that breast milk is good for humans. People who were breastfed have different probiotics growing in their gut microbiome, have lower allergy levels, and don’t get sick as often as those who weren’t. However, did you know that the reason breast milk is so beneficial to human beings is because of something called Human Milk Olig…
 
In today’s episode, we tackle some of the most common nutritional conundrums with a well-respected nutritional therapist and scientist that speaks in terms anyone can understand. Phoebe Liebling is a Nutritional Therapist and Clinical Director working in London, England, whose practice centres around the use of a Functional Medicine Approach to off…
 
Imagine if there was a consumable that was addictive, delicious, and good for you. Well actually, there is: ginger! Ginger has a multitude of positive benefits for humans, including alleviating nausea, menstruation pain, liver ailments, piles, jaundice, and boosting metabolism and circulation. And once it becomes a part of your life, you’ll never b…
 
If you’ve been into a health shop, you’ll know that there is a huge variety of supplements on the market, ranging widely in price. One would hope that everything in a health shop is good for you, but after listening to this episode you’ll understand why there is such disparity between the costs of supplements, and you’ll never reach for the cheaper…
 
Skin health is more than skin deep! In today’s episode, we are joined by acne nutritionist and health influencer, Katie Stewart, who, after overcoming her own struggles with acne, is now on a mission to help others do the same. A common response to acne is to treat it with topical skin products, but these don’t get to the root cause of the problem,…
 
It’s no secret that there are some truly weird and wacky sides to the world of natural health. In today’s episode, we talk to today’s guest, Aaron Skelton, president, and CEO of the Canadian Health Food Association, about some of the fun trends appearing in the industry today. We begin our episode with a peek into Aaron’s career history leading up …
 
This is an episode for anyone who has a gut feeling that their digestive system isn’t quite right. Let’s take a closer look at SIBO or Small Intestine Bacterial Overgrowth. Historically, SIBO was widely considered a controversial and contested diagnosis, but it has recently gained traction as a viable explanation for a wide variety of gastrointesti…
 
For those who are feeling a bit burnt out, suffering from joint pain or possible gut health issues, the culprit may come as a surprise. In today's episode, we speak with certified nutritionist, Bonnie Flemington, who became an expert on anti-inflammatory lifestyle choices after discovering that her symptoms were being caused by chronic inflammation…
 
On today’s episode of the Natural Health Influencer podcast, we meet up with the co-founder of Manitoba Harvest, Mike Fata. Mike recently sold Manitoba Harvest, a company that distributes quality hemp food products. Since then he has gone onto many other amazing sustainable plant-based projects. His role in positively influencing our health has gar…
 
If you’ve ever wondered about the safety of natural food products or why it is that CBD oil has been getting so much attention lately, then today’s episode is for you! Our guest today, Donna Herringer, has had a tremendous impact on how natural health foods are regulated in Canada. She is a formidable figure in her field, having worked as the gener…
 
We all know that the oceans are in trouble. There is garbage piling up, there are microplastics polluting the water, and questions are being raised about the integrity of sustainable fishing. It has left many of us wondering: should we be eating seafood at all? Well, this is a wave of an episode that hopes to answer that question, featuring a refre…
 
When Catharine Arnston’s sister was recommended an alkaline diet to help her recover from cancer, Catharine went on a journey to discover what that really meant. What she found changed her life, and she is now using the knowledge she has gained to change the lives of others. Her research led her to uncover the largely untapped power of algae. Not o…
 
How much do you know about the microbial world that inhabits you? Probably not as much as you should, considering it is often overlooked in terms of the role it plays in keeping you healthy! In today’s episode, host of the National Health Influencer Podcast, Allison Tannis, explains the link between your microbiome and your immune system and shares…
 
For years, turmeric has been celebrated for its numerous health properties. In today’s episode of the Natural Health Influencer Podcast we speak to Franco Calaveri who dethrones turmeric from its hero status in the health world. He replaces it with the true star - curcumin and we talk about the life changing effects of this powerful extract as far …
 
The benefits of omega 3-s range from reduced anxiety to brain health to decreasing inflammation, and many more in between! Shockingly, 99% of the population doesn’t get enough of this essential fatty acid. Instead, we fill our diets with other sources of oils which actually do more harm than good. On today’s show we are joined by Udo Erasmus, whose…
 
In today’s episode, we’re asking: what is getting in the way of your success? We all make promises to ourselves and then don’t follow through. Create the life that you really want with today’s special guest, Dr. Lisa Petty! Dr. Petty started her career as a holistic nutritionist and health researcher, becoming a sought-after speaker and a world-ren…
 
Many of us enjoy a lovely, calming cup of tea in the morning, but what would you say about chewing on tea leaves in your breakfast smoothie? On today’s episode of the Natural Health Influencer Podcast, we speak with Tracy Bell, an East Coast Canadian who has traveled around the world visiting tea estates, interviewing farmers and tea sommeliers to …
 
Taking a breath in the present moment can be a catalyst for shift and change. There is magic in the “right now” moment. Today on the Natural Health Influencer Podcast: how to make the ultimate healthy make-over! Making change is hard, but today’s special guest has not only beautiful recipes to help us get started, but her inspiring story may just b…
 
Sometimes, stress can feel like an evil villain that has taken control of your life. But not anymore! In this episode, you’ll learn how to turn stress into your superpower with today’s special guest, Trudy Stone. Trudy is a Certified Culinary Nutritionist, author, and creator of the R.I.S.E method, helping busy, overwhelmed women R.I.S.E above stre…
 
You have likely heard the expression, “Turn back the clock,” but is there a way that you can use a naturally healthy lifestyle to slow down time? Time in this instance refers to ageing, and it’s likely that everybody listening would love to age a little slower! This week’s guest is Brad King, a nutritional researcher and the author of 11 books, inc…
 
You will probably agree that the immune system is pretty impressive but, for millions, it isn’t winning the battle against COVID-19. Are there natural medicines that are effective in the fight against this virus? Or is this yet another story where the claims outweigh the evidence? Well, this episode takes a closer look at what research studies have…
 
Today’s guest believes that a longer, happier, healthier life starts with eating nutritious food, and her organization, Thrive for Good, empowers people with the training and simple tools they need to grow an abundance of healthy, organic, disease-fighting foods for life. Linda Bolton is the Co-owner and CEO of Natural Calm Canada and one of the To…
 
Today’s guest is going to inspire you to rethink the process of ageing, as he explains why movement may be the elixir for a long life and which fuel you should be filling your proverbial tank with. Dr. Cory Holly has been an inspiration to those wanting to live healthy for decades. His school, the Cory Holly Institute, focuses on holistic health an…
 
Standing in the supplement aisle can sometimes be overwhelming. Do you ever wish that you could wave a magic wand to make the perfect herbal supplement magically appear? Well, you’re in luck, because today’s guest could even be referred to as a real-life herbal wizard! In this episode, Joel Thuna of Pure-lē-Natural reveals things about popular plan…
 
Looking for a healthier way to relieve stress and anxiety naturally? Well, mushrooms are great for immune health and might also be a beneficial tool in helping the body cope with stress. As today’s guest, Jason Watkin explains how stress is doing more than just triggering inflammation in your body, what your gut has to say about it, and, by the end…
 
Starting out on a health journey can feel overwhelming because you may not know where to start. Do you work on nutrition, exercise, or mental wellbeing first, or do you do it all at once? This is where a health coach comes in useful because they act as a guide, cheerleader, and accountability partner. Kristine Faza works as a health coach, somethin…
 
Holistic health has many different components and associated professions, all of which may be able to help the individual with a part of their life or an issue they are facing. Today, with the aid of holistic health coach Gillian Krejcir, we look at what this role looks like and how it fits into the general framework of holistic health. Gillian giv…
 
Healing the gut is like any complex problem-solving activity – you have to look beyond the symptoms and focus instead on the underlying root causes. Based in Calgary, Alberta, today’s guest is a culinary nutrition expert, certified holistic nutritional consultant, and educator-at-heart. Jessica Pecush helps professional women who suffer from bowel …
 
After working as a personal trainer for nine years, today’s guest drastically changed her approach to fitness and started her wellness journey. She transformed her exercise routine and her limited perceptions of her body and her health, and she decided that she wanted to share her journey and coach other women through their own transformations. Jor…
 
Samantha Van De Wal is a certified hormone nutritionist studying to become a naturopathic doctor. She runs a clinical practice with a focus on women’s hormonal health, seeing women virtually for PCOS, infertility, and PMS. Through her own journey, she has identified the root cause of her IBS, reversed her cystic acne and irregular periods, and has …
 
Kaitlyn Brown runs her very own successful Instagram account where she shares bundles of wellness content, focusing on mind, body, and soul. She is currently studying a business commerce degree at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology and hopes to join the Institute of Holistic Nutrition. Kaitlyn’s journey has been an easy one, but now …
 
Part of maintaining a healthy life is the element of the body. Keeping your body in a state of wellness takes care, with positive mindsets and happy souls as contributing factors. Today, with a little help from our very own Karen Hong, we speak with Joanna Nicholson to find out how she helps her clients using a medium of dance and pilates. We open …
 
We are joined today by Karen Hong our moderator, and our guest Carla Centola. Karen is a certified nutritional practitioner with ten plus years of personal training and nutritional experience. She is a former NCAA full-scholarship golfer at the University of Central Florida, ran three full marathons, and qualified for the Boston Marathon by the age…
 
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