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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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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…
 
A lifelong lover of all things health and fitness related, Adriana Rotella was constantly searching for ways to optimize her own health. After reading about Pilates in a fitness magazine, she tried out a few sessions and noticed how much it relieved her back pain. She was instantly hooked! Noticing friends and family struggling with the effects of …
 
Anxiety is an increasingly prevalent issue, and it is one many of us are likely to face at some point. With more uncertainty in the world than ever before, it is important to find tools to get through hardships. Joanna Brown, today’s guest, is the Founder of Rejoice Nutrition and Wellness, where she helps her clients develop holistic health practic…
 
While meal prepping makes healthy eating easier and more cost-effective, it also takes time. In today’s episode, Stephenie Farrell and Karen Hong speak with Angela Moscarelli, a mother of four, a wife, a Chartered Professional Accountant by trade, and future holistic nutritionist. She is also the blogger behind Guided Wellness, a platform where she…
 
Practicing self-care isn’t always easy. Most of us are busy, have stressful jobs, or are too consumed with technology to make time for ourselves, but self-care is actually an important part of keeping our bodies strong and less prone to injury and disease. In this episode, Stephenie Farrell and Karen Hong are joined by Dr. Alan Chong, also known as…
 
Today, Stephenie Farrell and Karen Hong sit down with Monika Tupholme, a performance, and functional nutrition and fitness expert. This 47-year-old mother of two has over 25 years of experience in the field, working with busy, athletic women over 40 who feel stuck with their health goals. She is the founder and creator of the 3M System — a plan for…
 
Our guest on the show today is Nancy Tran, a graduate of the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition (CSNN). Nancy is also a certified strength and conditioning coach, and it was her own struggles with fatigue, brain fog, and binge eating disorder that prompted her to take charge of her health and become a holistic nutritionist. Her greatest joy is he…
 
In this episode, Stephenie and Karen talk to Sandy Kruse, a registered holistic nutritionist who is all about helping women to feel empowered as they reach their prime and beyond! She specializes in supporting women over 40 with digestion, hormonal imbalances, and overall wellbeing. After touching on her passion for changing the negative perception…
 
Welcome to the Natural Health Influencer Podcast! Your host, Stephenie Farrell, is joined by Trent Nellis, the founder of Vista magazine and the Vista Brand Ambassador Program, and Karen Hong, a certified nutritional practitioner with 10+ years of experience in personal training and nutrition. Trent has been actively involved in the natural health …
 
In this episode, Stephenie Farrell and Karen Hong are joined by guest Jen Weare, a registered holistic nutritionist and belief-clearing practitioner with a mission to inspire, motivate and educate people on plant-powered nutrition and everyday wellness. Her honest, down-to-earth approach to food and health is all about keeping things simple, easy, …
 
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