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Welcome to the Crave Cast! It’s summer 2016! We have a couple of important announcements. We are going to have our first west coast crave bear meet up! I will be in Portland, Oregon on August 14th and I will be doing a live in-person meet up. Where and what time I am not sure but I will keep you posted. Go over to my hangout Facebook page and join my Facebook group at bit.ly/wfdgroup and I will be listing exact times there or just listen to upcoming episodes.

Let’s talk about money! Money is stressful and it’s one of the most common stresses that Americans experience. I have my good friend Farnoosh Torabi that I am going to be interviewing. Farnoosh is one of America’s leading personal finance experts. She has her own great podcast called “So Money”. I actually appeared on it a while back and it was really fun. We met and had tea and had such a good time. Farnoosh is hooked on helping Americans live their richest, happiest lives! She has written for “O” the Oprah magazine and she is the host of a show that we will talk about more where she goes and interviews famous people and entrepreneurs and follows them around. It’s really cool! Her latest book is really interesting. It’s called “When She Makes More: The Truth about Navigating Love and Life for a New Generation of Women.” We are going to talk about money and our relationship with money in our relationships and how traditional gender roles can sometimes make money more complicated. Enjoy this episode and be sure to listen all the way to the end so you can learn how to enter in for next month’s swag bag!

You can read the full show notes and access all the resources at www.alexandrajamieson.com/95

Direct download: The_Cravings_Whisperer_with_Farnoosh_Torabi.mp3
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Welcome back my Clan of the Crave Bears! This is the place where we have a non-judgmental space to find out what our cravings really mean. So last week, I mentioned that I was taking a Summer hiatus. Well, a dear friend of mine talked me out of my hiatus! We have too much momentum going to take the Summer off!

 

Now today I am the Shame Slayer and we are talking about menstruation, and I encourage you to continue to play this episode even if your children or husband are in the room. It’s a very natural part of life and it played a part in all of us being here. So, let’s get rid of the shame surrounding menstruation and just talk about it openly and honestly.

 

Today’s guest is Miki Agarwal. Miki Agrawal is a force of nature. She was named 2015 Social Entrepreneur of the Year at the World Technology Awards and her Company THINX was named Time Magazine’s “25 Best New Inventions of 2015″. Miki was also the recipient of the TriBeCa Film Festival’s “Disruptive Innovation Award” and was named one of the “Top 20 Millenials on a Mission” by Forbes.

 

She is the CEO and Co-Founder of THINX, a high-tech, beautiful underwear solution for women to wear during their periods. She teamed up with AFRIpads in Uganda to fund a pack of reusable cloth pads for every underwear sold to get millions of girls back in school. To date, Miki and THINX have helped over 30,000 girls go back to school.

 

This girl has it going on! Thinx are “period proof panties”. You won’t believe how many girls miss school each year due to menstruation. This is an important product and can truly make a difference in the lives of girls. It’s time to end our body shaming around our periods.

You can read the full show notes and access all the resources at www.alexandrajamieson.com/94

Direct download: The_Cravings_Whisperer_Micki_Agrawal_Edited.mp3
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Today on the podcast, I interview Kelly Brogan, MD, author of A Mind of Your Own: The Truth About Depression and How Women Can Heal Their Bodies to Reclaim Their Lives. Kelly studied cognitive neuroscience at MIT before receiving her MD from Weill Cornell Medical College. Board certified in psychiatry, psychosomatic medicine, and integrative holistic medicine, she is one of the only doctors in the nation with these qualifications. 

 

This book and her recommendations (which line up perfectly with my Cravings Cleanse + Mindset Makeover program) have truly changed people’s lives: her readers are healing their depression, anxiety, and the vague family of mood symptoms that so many of us suffer from.

You can read the full show notes and access all the resources at www.alexandrajamieson.com/93

Direct download: The_Craving_Whisperer_with_Dr_Kelly_Brogan.mp3
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Welcome back my Clan of the Crave Bears! It’s episode 92, and it’s the second in a 2 part series for Fitness Week! I had some really good feedback on episode 91 from my Facebook group. By the way, if you aren’t in our Facebook group, you can head over to bit.ly/wfdgroup and join us! There are about 1500 of us in the group, so there’s always lots of great conversations in there.

 

Our relationships with our bodies and exercise kept coming up in conversations in the group. The all or nothing thinking or perfectionism, keeps many people from even attempting to exercise. You feel like if it can’t be perfect, then why even attempt it. Lack of time and motivation were also factors in exercise. Many people mentioned that they are too tired to exercise, but feel like they wouldn’t be as tired if they had the energy to exercise. It’s a vicious cycle - a catch 22! Don’t even get me started on the Biggest Loser - please stop watching it! It is toxic. Extreme exercise and extreme dieting - it’s a shame based TV show.

 

It’s time to stop looking to extreme dieting and extreme behavior as a way to control our weight. We need better options. Today’s guest is Erin Studland. She is a dear friend and she is a dancer, an actor, etc and she was able to use dance as an access point for spirituality. She created a powerful style of movement called Shrink Session. It’s such a fun workout. She uses the positive psychology of language and movement and it’s really fun.

 

Join us for an entire week of Shrink Session workouts. You can access all the details at bit.ly/shrinkalex

 

You can read the full show notes and access all the resources at www.alexandrajamieson.com/92

Direct download: The_Cravings_Whisperer_on_New_Fitness_with_Erin_Stutland.mp3
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Welcome back my Clan of the Crave Bears! Happy June! I’ve now been married for 2 and a half weeks and all is well. I am seeing a lot of people having stress and anxiety about summer dress and swimsuit season. A couple of times a year, I spend a little bit of time talking about fitness. Body confidence and fitness is so critically important to women.

 

Today we have 2 former fitness models on the show today. They were competitive body builders and they have stories that will open your eyes. It’s both tragic and inspiring. 

 

Go to bit.ly/wfd and join out Women, Food and Desire Facebook Group. Come on and join us. We have been talking about fitness and exercise and the challenges we face to do it. We have so many pressures and obstacles to staying fit.

 

Today we have Maddie and Danni on the show. Maddie Moon is a coach and also a podcaster. She was a vegan, green juice cleansing yogi and thought that would make her happy. She felt pressure to have the perfect body. Her experience being a fitness expert actually destroyed her relationship with her body. You won’t believe all of the damage that was done to her body, mind and soul by her foray into the world of fitness modeling.

You can read the full show notes at www.alexandrajamieson.com/91

Direct download: The_Cravings_Whisperer_on_Fitness_Danger_mixdown.mp3
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Welcome back my Clan of the Crave Bears! I got married a week ago and am starting to get photos back from the wedding. I’m not really into the staged photos, so ours were more about moments that were happening. I am loving the photos and you can check them out on Instagram @DeliciousAlex.

 

In other news, I had my first bone density scan a little while ago. My results came in a little low. I have several of the risk factors for osteoporosis and osteopenia. I have low thyroid function, which is under control now, but the risk factors are still there. Use of some steroids and also gut issues that effect the absorption of minerals can also increase risk for this. I just want to be able to be active for as long as I possibly can.

 

Inactivity can increase your risk. Staying active can actually strengthen your bones. Diet is an important factor in bone development. Green veggies, nuts and seeds are all great sources of calcium. You need to have a high alkaline diet in order to make the best use of calcium in your diet. The Standard American Diet is highly acidic. Cutting out soda is one of the best things you can do to reduce your acidity. An acidic environment will draw out calcium from your bones to balance the acidity, thus weakening your bones.

 

Skip the alcohol, caffeine and sodas! When you get clear on the damage you are doing to your bones, the sacrifice is worth it. Everything we do in the Cravings Cleanse gets you towards a more alkaline environment in your body.

 

 

Today’s guest is Justin Mares. He is here to talk to us about an ancient food - bone broth (or stock). It’s full of nutrients and minerals that really give your body what it needs to improve your health. Bone broth gives your body these things in a form it can immediately use. It’s great for joint health and it may give you the same ingredients in pricey supplements. It reduces inflammation in the respiratory system and improves digestion. Chicken soup isn’t just good for the soul.

 

Store both broth (or stock) aren’t completely real. They have artificial ingredients, high salt and MSG. Get organic or grass fed bones, put it in a pot with water and cover and simmer for 2-3 days. Then drink it. It’s easy to digest and is so good for you! The minerals and electrolytes it provides are easily absorbed by your body. Bone broth is a great resource for collagen. It helps form and seals the tissue of your intestines, which helps repair your gut. If you have IBS, this is a great food for you!

 

My favorite company Kettle and Fire have produced the first grass fed, organic bone broth and why theirs is different than what is on the market. 

You can read the full show notes at www.alexandrajamieson.com/90

Direct download: The_Cravings_Whisperer_with_Justin_Mares.mp3
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Welcome back my Clan of the Crave Bears! I got married a week ago and am starting to get photos back from the wedding. I’m not really into the staged photos, so ours were more about moments that were happening. I am loving the photos and you can check them out on Instagram @DeliciousAlex.

 

In other news, I had my first bone density scan a little while ago. My results came in a little low. I have several of the risk factors for osteoporosis and osteopenia. I have low thyroid function, which is under control now, but the risk factors are still there. Use of some steroids and also gut issues that effect the absorption of minerals can also increase risk for this. I just want to be able to be active for as long as I possibly can.

 

Inactivity can increase your risk. Staying active can actually strengthen your bones. Diet is an important factor in bone development. Green veggies, nuts and seeds are all great sources of calcium. You need to have a high alkaline diet in order to make the best use of calcium in your diet. The Standard American Diet is highly acidic. Cutting out soda is one of the best things you can do to reduce your acidity. An acidic environment will draw out calcium from your bones to balance the acidity, thus weakening your bones.

 

Skip the alcohol, caffeine and sodas! When you get clear on the damage you are doing to your bones, the sacrifice is worth it. Everything we do in the Cravings Cleanse gets you towards a more alkaline environment in your body.

 

 

Today’s guest is Justin Mares. He is here to talk to us about an ancient food - bone broth (or stock). It’s full of nutrients and minerals that really give your body what it needs to improve your health. Bone broth gives your body these things in a form it can immediately use. It’s great for joint health and it may give you the same ingredients in pricey supplements. It reduces inflammation in the respiratory system and improves digestion. Chicken soup isn’t just good for the soul.

 

Store both broth (or stock) aren’t completely real. They have artificial ingredients, high salt and MSG. Get organic or grass fed bones, put it in a pot with water and cover and simmer for 2-3 days. Then drink it. It’s easy to digest and is so good for you! The minerals and electrolytes it provides are easily absorbed by your body. Bone broth is a great resource for collagen. It helps form and seals the tissue of your intestines, which helps repair your gut. If you have IBS, this is a great food for you!

 

My favorite company Kettle and Fire have produced the first grass fed, organic bone broth and why theirs is different than what is on the market. 

You can read the full show notes at www.alexandrajamieson.com/90

Direct download: The_Cravings_Whisperer_with_Justin_Mares.mp3
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