74 Less Googling; More Chewing with Robyn Youkilis

The Cravings Whisperer Podcast with Alexandra Jamieson

Hey my Clan of the Crave Bears! Today we are talking about cravings…..my favorite topic, obviously! Gut science is an amazing new scientific frontier.  Many chronic diseases and conditions are directly tied to gut health. New studies are even showing that “cheat” days can be as damaging for gut health as a consistently bad diet! Exposure to junk food even 3 days a week is enough to shift your gut profile to be the same as someone who has a consistently bad diet. The profile of your gut bacteria (almost 200 different types) can be imbalanced and your energy, mood, and your blood sugar suffer. Your cravings are also impacted by your gut health. Sugar cravings can come from the yeast in your body. Yeast lives off sugar and if you feel badly after going off sugar, it is because the yeast bacteria is dying off because they don’t have sugar to feed on. Gut health is so important, which is why I am so excited about today’s episode!

Today on the show I am going to be talking about chewing your food with Robyn Youkillis! Robyn wrote this amazing book called, Go with your Gut.  It’s half cookbook with vegan and paleo recipes and talks about the connection between your gut and your “gut instinct”. Most people don’t realize that they are not in the moment when they are eating so they just keep eating and eating. Robyn explains that if you just take time to look at what you’re eating, breathe and chew your food until its mush your digestive system or “gut” will be much happier.

At a young age Robyn struggled and had an unhealthy outlook on food. She saw her mother hide food from her dad and then saw her dad sneaking food.  She talks about her ups and downs, “good and bad rollercoaster” journey. She went from eating less junk and losing weight to eating out of boredom and eating the wrong things. She attended The Institute for Integrative Nutrition and really spent a few years after graduation really trying different healthy foods and trying to find what worked for her in changing her relationship with food.

 

Win a Swag Bag worth $1000!

I have a huge announcement! I love giving away things that I love. So, all year here on the crave cast I have partnered with a dozen of my favorite product partners to put together for you on incredible giveaway every month. It’s the $1000 swag bag!

It’s an incredible bunch of products and memberships that I have put together with some of my favorite people to give away to one lucky listener every month!

So here is how you can enter in to win this $1000 swag bag:

  1. Go to iTunes put up a meaningful review about your thoughts about The Crave Cast, what you’ve learned, what you’ve loved, why people should tune in. or you can go to bit.ly/cravecast and leave a review.
  2. Once a month I will be picking one meaningful review, I’ll get in touch with you, will announce it here on the podcast and I will be sending you all of these incredible goodies. So be sure to enter the $1000 swag bag giveaway at bit.ly/cravecast!

Alexandra-Jamieson-Robyn- youkilis-Featured-Art-The-Crave-Cast-2

 

 

You can Subscribe to the podcast on iTunesSoundCloudStitcher or TuneIn

 

“Digestion begins long before food actually enters the gut.” Robyn Youkilis (Click to Tweet)

 

Show Notes:

    • Robyn’s journey and struggles with food
    • Importance of chewing your food
    • Where to start to make chewing your food to mush a life style
    • Steps to 123 Food Freedom
    • Foods to eat to heal your gut

“Chewing your food is the first digestive step. Chewing properly liquifies the food before swallowing.” Robyn Youkilis (Click to Tweet)

  • How pooping affects everything
  • The good poop list
  • Foods to avoid
  • Become a pooping pro
  • Pasteurized vs Unpasteurized
  • Guide to connect to intuitive voice

“Pooping affects everything you do. It’s good to see that it’s becoming popular to talk about.” Robyn Youkilis (Click to Tweet)

 

Links Mentioned:

Get Robyn’s book, “Go With Your Gut”

 
Like this? Don't miss a thing!
 
 

73 Urban Monk: Interview with Pedram Shojai

The Cravings Whisperer Podcast

Hello my Clan of the Crave Bears!

In today’s Crave Cast episode #73 I want to talk about the feeling of overwhelm that I have been experiencing, many of my friends and so many of you my readers and listeners been dealing with. It comes with frustration and anxiety this overwhelm.

We are just at the beginning of month two on 2016 and so many people have come to me saying they are so anxious, so stressed out. How is this possible? I am supposed to feel rejuvenated at the beginning of the year. How do I deal with this? Today’s episode is for you if you are dealing with stress, anxiety, overwhelm.

My guest today is a dear friend, Pedram Shojai the founder of well.org, editor of “Be More” Magazine (that I have appeared in) and is the author of “Rise and Shine” and co-host of the podcast, The Health Bridge, and producer of the movie “Vitality” and the upcoming film “Origins”.

Pedram’s new book The Urban Monk: Eastern wisdom and modern hacks to stop time and find happiness, success and peacedrops this week, and it’s a game changer:

Pedram has a very interesting life story. He is trained as a chiropractor, he is also a Taoist priest, a Doctor of oriental medicine, he studied Kung Fu. He is a fierce global green warrior! He just has all these incredible old school, Jedi, bio hacking tricks. So he really brings together eastern wisdom and modern bio hacking.

In this episode you’ll hear how Pedram sees my theory about the four root causes of cravings and his perspectives as an eastern, medical expert. And then lastly his book “The Urban Monk” talks about a way to simply and effortlessly integrate the powerful teachings of spiritual masters to modern life. This is not about religion at all! It’s about a connection to spirit! You can get his book this week. It’s destined to be a bestseller! You can go to bit.ly/urbanmonkalex.

Win a Swag Bag worth $1000!

I have a huge announcement! I love giving away things that I love. So, all year here on the crave cast I have partnered with a dozen of my favorite product partners to put together for you on incredible giveaway every month. It’s the $1000 swag bag!

It’s an incredible bunch of products and memberships that I have put together with some of my favorite people to give away to one lucky listener every month!

So here is how you can enter in to win this $1000 swag bag:

  1. Go to iTunes put up a meaningful review about your thoughts about The Crave Cast, what you’ve learned, what you’ve loved, why people should tune in. or you can go to bit.ly/cravecast and leave a review.
  2. Once a month I will be picking one meaningful review, I’ll get in touch with you, will announce it here on the podcast and I will be sending you all of these incredible goodies. So be sure to enter the $1000 swag bag giveaway at bit.ly/cravecast!

 

You can Subscribe to the podcast on iTunesSoundCloudStitcher or TuneIn

 

“We forget to drink from the fountain and then wonder why we are thirsty” ~ Pedram Shojai (Click to Tweet)

 

Show Notes:

  • Energy is from earth, not caffeine or food
  • Do one thing at a time
  • Where do we get energy from?
  • The body needs nature!
  • Stand barefoot in nature at least 30 minutes a day
  • Vibram footie shoes- good or bad?

“Our lives are generating energy leaks.” ~ Alexandra Jamieson (Click to Tweet)

  • How do you “up” your energy?
  • Don’t bring work home
  • What is a life garden?
  • You have to hold a line with your children!
  • Needs vs wants
  • Bonus 7-day reboot adventure with Pedram!

 

Every “yes” I agree to now causes me to say no to something I already agreed to.” ~ Pedram Shojai (Click to Tweet)

Links Mentioned:

Enter to win my$1000 swag bag: write a review at bit.ly/cravecast or go to iTunes

Get Pedram’s book: bit.ly/urbanmonkalex

Check out www.well.org and pick up a copy of Be More Magazine

Get a copy of Pedram’s first book: Rise and Shine

Check out Pedram’s Podcast: The Health Bridge – Pedram Shojai

Get his movie: Vitality – Pedram Shojai

Swag bag products are from some of my favorite companies: 

http://www.superlovetees.com

www.kriscarr.com

www.gabbyb.tv

www.daniellelaporte.com

www.bulletproofcoffee.com

www.TaraMohr.com

www.annemariemakeup.com

www.naturopathica.com

www.glassdharma.com

Be sure to check them out! xo, Alex

 

 
Like this? Don't miss a thing!
 
 

72 Secrets of Pleasurable Weight Loss with Jena la Flamme

The Cravings Whisperer Podcast

Welcome back my Clan of the Crave Bears! Today’s show is all about pleasure and pleasure impact on our body, on our energy and on our metabolism. We are raised in this culture to think that pleasure is bad or suspect. Or anything that is pleasurable must be wrong for us or that you only deserve pleasure when we reach a goal. Pleasure is something that we allow ourselves when we are good enough in some way. But usually that “good enough” is based on somebody else’s metrics. Somebody else’s idea of what we should be like. It’s rarely based on just pure pleasure. The pleasure of being alive. Well I have some science and a great interview to shed a different light on pleasure and that pleasure maybe for its own sake may be good and honorable and it maybe the path to health, the path to a new relationship with your body and with food.

Today, Wednesday the 27th of January, we are starting the next round of the group program my cravings cleanse and if this show really lights a fire in you and you want to create a new relationship with your body and feel good in your body come and join us! We start tonight and you can go to cravingscleanse.com to join. We would love to have you!

The University of Hertfordshire in London England put out an interesting little study from their department of psychology recently called “Bodily pleasure matters: velocity of touch modulates body ownership during the rubber hand illusion”. Whatever that means. But the first three words are really important. Bodily pleasure matters. Here is the one sentence of the study that I think is the most interesting take away: “The sense of body ownership represents a fundamental aspect of our self-consciousness.” So let’s break that down a little bit. The sense of body ownership. This experiment it was about touch. Just touching somebody’s hand in a pleasurable way. The sense of body ownership through this pleasurable touch represented a fundamental aspect of our self-consciousness. So our awareness, our ownership, our love, our boundaries with our body has a lot to do with pleasure. The new science that has come out is so interesting and I think it really speaks to the interview with my dear friend Jena la Flamme on her book “Secrets of Pleasurable Weight Loss.”

Alexandra-Jamieson-Jena-laFlamme-Featured-Art-The-Crave-Cast

 

You can Subscribe to the podcast on iTunesSoundCloudStitcher or TuneIn

 

“Pleasure is a biological requirement” – Jena la Flamme (Click to Tweet)

Show Notes:

    • How Jena got to her approach for pleasurable weight loss
    • When it comes to pleasure, where does all the shame and judgement come from?
    • Learn the history of an idea
    • Why she is so passionate about helping women lose weight
    • What was the turning point with her own personal struggle with pleasure
    • Pleasure is a biological requirement!

“Until sexy is safe you’ll never lose weight” – Jena la Flamme (Click to Tweet)

    • How pleasure helps our body get where we want it to go
    • Most effective shifts for trouble with body image
    • Remember who loves you!
    • How to make sexy safe
    • How to feel safe with attention
    • Have boundaries!

“The way you worship life is to engage with it; is to enjoy it!” – Jena la Flamme (Click to Tweet)

    • A personal pleasure struggle she recently shared on her podcast
    • Have an attitude of being open
    • Be the initiator
    • Goodies on her website

“You can either stress or you can digest but you can’t do both at the same time!” – Alexandra Jamieson (Click to Tweet)

Links Mentioned:

Get your free goodies from Jena on her Website: www.pleasurableweightloss.com

Get Jena’s Book Pleasurable Weight Loss for free when you sign up for Audible.com.

You can connect with Jena on Facebook.

 

This episode is sponsored by Audible.com. Get a free book when you sign up!

 

 
Like this? Don't miss a thing!
 
 

71 Advanced Style with Debra Rapoport

The Cravings Whisperer Podcast with Alexandra Jamieson

Hey my clan of the crave bears! How are your cravings? How is your life? It’s January 2016! This is episode 71 and I am so excited to introduce you to my special guest Debra Rapoport. One of the beautiful women profiled in the incredible documentary “Advance Style”. I am going to be talking to Debra about aging, vitality, personal style and how she has partially created this international movement “Advanced Style”. Not only is she an incredible healer she is an amazing artist!

I have been prescribing the movie she was featured in, “Advanced Style” in my cravings cleanse and mindset makeover program, which starts at the end of January. We start on January 27th. It’s a two-month live coaching program with me and a growing group of some awesome ladies and a couple cool dudes who are interested, curious, ready, dedicated to looking at their cravings and desires, and finding a new way with food and their body. You can go look at more info, decide if its right for you, and sign up at cravingscleanse.com. It is the bee’s knees! It’s my favorite program, I love teaching it! And I encourage during the program to watch this movie “Advanced Style” because this movie is about women over the age of “young and sexy” and how they exhibit themselves, their style and their bodies.

imageDebra was one of the featured women in this film. She has taught at University of California, Davis, New York University, Museum of Modern Art where she currently teaches how to create your own style and how to create your own clothes, accessories and really into working with found material. She works with a lot of recycled materials. She’ll make hats and bracelets out of toilet paper rolls and paper towel rolls. She is really into transcending fashion into personal style which reveals your individual strengths. Now you know I love that, because I love to talk about positive psychology and strengths. You can go check out her website at vivalehat.com.

In our interview you will hear her talk about importance for her and how personal style is healing. She believes that the act of creatively adorning yourself is very personal and its very healing and helps us be honest with ourselves and about ourselves.  She has such a beautiful take on health as you age. And I got to tell you now that I have watched the movie a couple of times now and hanging out with Debra over the years I’m not afraid of aging. I want to take care of myself while still having fun but I’m not scared of aging out anymore. I cannot recommend this enough to go check out Debra’s website vivalehat, go check out the movie “Advanced Style”. Watch it with the ones you love!

You can Subscribe to the podcast on iTunesSoundCloudStitcher or TuneIn

“The human brain and the human body learn best while playing”~ Debra Rapoport (Click to Tweet)

Show notes:

  • How Debra got into reflexology
  • Who influenced her to be creative
  • How she starting making her own clothes
  • What is “play”
  • How to figured out your own personal style
  • What kind of an impact does the film “Advanced Style” have?
  • How to express the health of the body through cooking
  • Recommendation food to people who aren’t very good in the kitchen
  • Be conscious of your food!
  • Cutting food out of your diet
  • How to encourage people to play with their style
  • The ABC’s of play in every part of your life
  • Her favorite crave food go to
  • Her favorite way to play
  • Her favorite movie
  • What book changed her life
  • What she craves most in life besides food

“Joy is from spirit; pleasure isn’t lasting” ~ Debra Rapoport (Click to Tweet)

Links Mentioned:

Connect with Debra:

 Facebook | Pinterest | Website |Movie

Don’t forget that The Cravings Cleanse starts on Jan 27! Come and join us!

 

 
Like this? Don't miss a thing!
 
 

70 The Cravings Cleanse: A Mindset Makeover

 

The Cravings Whisperer Podcast with Alexandra Jamieson

Hello my clan of the Crave Bears! Today’s show is all about Cravings! It’s what this show is all about and it’s especially important in the New Year! Today you’ll hear a little about my own personal story and how I came to discover the truth about our cravings.

I was raised in Portland, OR by 2 hippies! We lived on an old organic farm and my Mother actually had a gardening radio show. Knowing where my food came from was something that I grew up with. It didn’t matter though, because I still became a sugar addict. I spent every dime of my allowance on candy and soda. My sugar addiction even got so bad that I began going to the church down the street by myself, because I discovered the kids in Sunday School got cookies and Kool-Aid! I started working at a coffee shop at the age of 14. I was a dishwasher and got to lick the bowls of icing before I washed them! Heaven!

As an adult the sugar ended up catching up with me:

  • I gained 30 pounds
  • I was exhausted
  • I started to get depressed
  • I was bloated
  • My menstrual cycle was a mess
  • I was getting migraines almost everyday
  • I was eating handfuls of Advil to deal with the headaches

I finally went to the Dr. and told him what my symptoms were. I left there with 2 prescriptions – Prozac and painkillers! I have prescription drug abuse in my family, so I know the downward spiral that these prescriptions could bring about. I made an appointment with a different Dr. to get a second opinion. He talked to me and discovered that my eating was causing most of my issues. This set me on the path to healing myself.

You can Subscribe to the podcast on iTunesSoundCloudStitcher or TuneIn

 

“The “diet gurus” don’t help you love or understand your body, your cravings, your habits, or help you feel better about YOU.” – Alex Jamieson (Click to Tweet)

Show Notes:

  • Financially it was a stretch for me to embrace healthy eating
  • I screwed up and got off track occasionally when I started
  • Within 2 weeks the fog lifted and the headaches went away
  • Over the next couple of months, the extra 30 pounds dropped off
  • My body got rid of all of the inflammation and it was a miracle
  • This change in my own health caused me to change careers so I could help others

“If you have a sensitivity, you cannot eat the Toxic 6 Foods in moderation and lose weight.” -Alex Jamieson (Click to Tweet)

  • My boyfriend and I came up with the idea for the film Super Size Me
  • In the making of the film, traditional Dr’s weren’t convinced Morgan would be negatively impacted
  • Super Size Me was the launch of my first steps in my new career
  • My divorce was extremely stressful
  • I was vegan but began craving meat
  • Nothing I tried would cure my cravings
  • When I listened to my body, my body felt great
  • My body told me that it needed something different that what I was feeding it to be healthy

“If your have cravings for certain foods, your body is telling you what it needs.” – Alex Jamieson (Click to Tweet)

  • There are 4 root causes of cravings
  • Yeast and bacteria in your body crave sugar
  • Meat cravings can be cause by iron and magnesium deficiencies
  • Many of us are overfed but under nourished
  • Cravings can have an emotional origin
  • Cravings can be caused by physical inadequacies
  • Even as adults, we need to play more

“Emotional and physical cravings are not being addressed with any weight loss program today” – Alex Jamieson (Click to Tweet)

Resources Mentioned:

The Cravings Cleanse is an 8 week program I created to deal with cravings. The group starts January 27th. Sign up today to get tons of extra bonuses that make the program a no-brainer!

The program addresses:

  • Emotional and physical cravings are not being addressed with any program today
  • Moderate intakes of foods that cause inflammation will keep the extra weight on
  • If you have a sensitivity, you cannot eat the Toxic 6 Foods in moderation and lose weight
  • Gluten, Dairy, Corn, Soy, Sugar, Caffeine – the Toxic 6
  • It’s a complete mindset makeoverYour thinking can become in tune with your intuition and your body
  • Learning how to take excellent care of your body
  • Unwinding the body’s attachment to these cravings
  • You have the freedom to choose what is right for you body every time
  • It’s a safe place for you to bring your true self

This program gives you access to me every week in our meetings, in a way that normally only my one on one coaching clients have. Sign up today!

 
Like this? Don't miss a thing!
 
 
Get Access to This Video Series


We respect your privacy. We will NEVER sell, rent or share your email address.

×
Join us for a 14-day adventure to change everything about how you feel in, and about, your body...


We respect your privacy. We will NEVER sell, rent or share your email address.

×
Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit!



×