40 Kim Anami – Getting Your Vagina and Your Life in Shape

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We know there is a connection between our emotional needs and our physical needs. But how can fulfilling one help fulfil the other?

Continuing with the 20th anniversary of National Masturbation Month, this week I’m talking with Kim Anami, holistic sex and relationship expert. Kim is a wealth of knowledge when it comes to the link between your sexuality and your everyday wellbeing.

Oh, and did I mention she’s also a vaginal weightlifter? Yes, this woman knows all about the vagina, and how strengthening it can not only be good for your sexual life, but also for your outer life.

So my friends, let’s jump in to learning all about the vagina and its amazing abilities to heal us inside and out!

 

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How you show up in bed is usually how you show up in life.”  (Click to share the show)

Show Notes:

  • What is a holistic sex expert?
  • How signs from your sex life can illuminate your personal self
  • The connection between food and your inner wisdom
  • How sex is a personal growth tool
  • How not caring what others think is good for you
  • Why symptoms may be caused by issues in your sexual relationship
  • What self actualization in your sexual life can do for your outer life
  • How sex is a part of everyday life
  • Why your body is the best teacher
  • How to examine how we’re conditioned
  • Why the urge to medicate is our body telling us what it needs
  • What is the core inner need?

Our culture has this bipolar relationship with sex: it’s everywhere, and yet you aren’t really allowed to have it and enjoy it.”  (Click to share the show)

  • Why the relationship and sex are intertwined
  • The importance of openness and surrender in the sexual experience
  • What is the power of vulnerability
  • Who is the well-f**ked-woman?
  • Why self pleasure is good for you
  • What is stopping women from being comfortable with their sexuality
  • How to find a happy medium between being sexually voracious and confident
  • How stress can affect the body and weight
  • The importance of reclaiming your body
  • Why it’s important to have a strong vagina
  • The truth about kegels
  • What is vaginal kung fu?

Our sexual energy is our genetic blueprint.”  (Click to share the show)

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The more open and vulnerable we are, the more open we are to being penetrated – not just by our partner, but by life in general.”  (Click to share the show)

39 Alisa Vitti – The Many Health Benefits of Self Pleasure

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We know that masturbation feels good, but is it good for you?

Good news – the answer is, “Oh Yeah!”

As we continue celebrating the 20th anniversary of National Masturbation Month, I want to talk about the health benefits of masturbation. To learn more, I’m bringing in expert Alisa Vitti.

Alisa is a holistic health counselor and founder of the Flo Living Center in Manhattan. She also wrote a fantastic book called Woman Code to help all of us learn about how to heal our own bodies with food and lifestyle changes.

In this week’s interview, Alisa and I talk all about how masturbation is good for you not only emotionally, but also physiologically.

So my clan of the crave bears, let’s get back in touch with our sexuality and use it as a healing tool!

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“You as the patient have to always be advocating for yourself, because no one knows your body better than you.”  (Click to share the show)

Show Notes:

  • Changing paths from medical school
  • The symptoms of Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
  • Why western medicine can’t always treat women’s issues
  • How to live in your hormonal flow
  • How to prepare for your next hormonal phase
  • Why you shouldn’t have PMS
  • What is the paradox of the pill?
  • The difference between sexual desire and response
  • How the birth control pill disrupts your testosterone cycle
  • Causes of low libido
  • How your lifestyle can strain the adrenals

“You’re supposed to feel great all the time. You shouldn’t have PMS at all.”  (Click to share the show)

  • Which micronutrients can help produce hormones
  • The benefits of masturbation or self-pleasuring
  • Why it’s important to use your hand when masturbating
  • What is the refractory period?
  • How is orgasming hormonally beneficial?
  • The health benefits of the orgasmic plateau
  • Why the best parts of the sexual response happen before you climax
  • How pornography has given us false ideas about sex
  • How to build confidence sexually and help your relationship
  • Why you should develop a relationship with your own sexual sensation
  • How masturbation helps women trying to get pregnant

“The most beneficial parts of our sexual response happen before we climax.”  (Click to share the show)

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“The best technique to use is your hand!”  (Click to share the show)

38 Carol Queen – An Exploration into Masturbation, Food & Our Sexual Desires

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Would you like to talk more about your sexual desires?

The truth is, you’re not alone.

Did you know history has revealed that women were administered to masturbate by a doctor to relax and balance their hormones?

Yes… It’s true!

This subject still makes me a little nervous, but today I’m going to dive straight into it. This month we’re here to celebrate the 20th anniversary of National Masturbation Month!

Dr Carol Queen is my first guest to start the celebration this month. Carol has a PHD in sexology, she is an activist, public speaker, sex educator, co-creator of National/International Masturbation Month, award winning author and collaborator for Good Vibrations.

In this episode we talk about all the benefits of masturbation. How it balances your hormones, helps with junk food cravings, relaxes your body, plus much, much more!

So ladies and gents, it’s time to stop consuming food as safe sex and it’s time to start practising masturbation…. where there’s NO MORE SHAME!!

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“National Masturbation Month is an open source holiday.” (Click here to share the show)

Show Notes:

  • International Masturbation Month
  • What is Sexology
  • Why the confusion around sex education
  • The history on masturbation
  • How Carol began this journey
  • The value in non-conforming
  • Becoming a feminist as a young girl
  • Why are we bullied and shamed for what our body’s look like?
  • How to become a sexologist
  • What is a sex positive feminist

“Women as surveyed only orgasm 30% of the time, regularly or ever during intercourse.” (Click here to share the show)

  • The impact feminist fights (Sex Wars) had in the 1980s
  • The controversy behind feminism
  • Why Joycelyn Elders was fired by Bill Clinton
  • What is Good Vibrations
  • Say What!?… It’s a Masturbate-a-thon
  • What are the benefits of masturbation for women’s health
  • Why do women try to be somebody else for somebody else
  • The important questions women should ask themselves

 “Women are educated and encouraged to think about pleasing people in their lives in various context. Certainly erotically with somebody that they are into.” (Click here to share the show)

Links Mentioned:

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“Masturbation is more likely to lead to orgasm.” (Click here to share the show)

37 Candida – Demystifying Bacterial Imbalance

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The Cravings Whisperer Podcast with Alexandra Jamieson

Would you like a boost in energy?

Are you looking to relieve your digestive symptoms or headaches?

The good news is you’re not the only one!

Bacterial imbalance is frequent amongst both men and women, and it’s also commonly found in people with an underlying serious illness.

You may of heard of it before. I’m talking about the mysterious overgrowth, known as Candida.

In this episode you’ll learn what Candida actually is, where it comes from, what it means and how to get rid of it. I also share with you the benefits of a Candida cleanse diet. Yay!

So my clan of the crave bears, it’s time to re-balance our bodies by treating it well and getting clear on the key principle – A delicious healthy diet.

Join me now to get that Candida in Check!

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“The major cause of candida overgrowth is antibiotic over use.” (Click to Tweet)

Show Notes:

  • What is Candida
  • Where does Candida come from
  • What are the symptoms of Candida
  • The different types of Candida
  • How this affects men, women and people with an underlying illness
  • What are the causes of Candida overgrowth
  • The value in taking Probiotics
  • Antibiotics = Antilife + Killing off bacteria (FYI – The Good and Bad)
  • How sugar feeds Candida and affects our PH balance
  • DO NOT TAKE ANTIBIOTICSOnly when they are extremely necessary!

“Candida rarely occur in people with robust immune systems who eat a really healthy diet and low in sugar and yeast.”

  • How diet is the number 1 key to avoid Candida
  • What foods to avoid to regain balance
  • The benefits of doing a Candida cleanse diet
  • Fibre + Good Bacteria = Fuel
  • Tips to stay candida free.. Hint: Replace your toothbrush every 30days
  • White cotton vs Synthetic underwear
  • Why we should avoid synthetic household cleaners
  • How our bacterial imbalance is one of the root causes of cravings

“Oils are important in healing and preventing fungus from destroying cells.”

Supplements Mentioned:

    1. Probiotic (Take a huge variety with many different strains)
    2. Caprylic Acid
    3. Essential Fatty Acids
    4. Blackcurrent Seed Oil
    5. Flaxseed Oil
    6. Evening Primrose Oil
    7. Garlic
    8. Quercetin
    9. Vitamin C
    10. Grapefruit Seed Extract
    11. Olive Leaf Extract
    12. Oil of Oregano (Take capsules)

“The big key is your diet and the fuel that you put in your body.”

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“One of the root causes of our cravings is our bacterial imbalance.”

36 Cravings Q & A – How to Listen To Your Body & Give it What it Needs

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The Cravings Whisperer Podcast with Alexandra JamiesonYes…. Spring is finally here!

Do you love this time of the year? Do you love gardening?

Well I love both and I’m so excited about planting, growing and cooking my own food.

Today I answer the questions many of you have been asking. How do we control our PMS cravings. Why we crave what we crave, and what you can do for your body to feel balanced during this stress induced time of the month.

We dive into salty cravings and the top 5 most common nutrient deficiencies. I also share with you lots of delicious food recommendations.

I’m equally excited to share with you my sponsor, Perfect Supplements. I use their Cordyceps, Natural Calm Magnesium and Rhodiola all the time – and am thrilled to partner with them to bring you the show.

As a special offer to my “clan of the crave bears” and listeners, Perfect Supplements is offering 10% off your order when you use the discount code CRAVE10 at check out! Click here to get your goodies!

So do yourself a favor, listen to this episode then get outside and check out what’s growing. It’s time to create beautiful food for a healthy body.

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“Your brain is the number one consumer of glucose in the body.” (Click to Tweet)

Show Notes:

  • What can I do about PMS cravings
  • How do hormones work
  • What are the effects of birth control pills?
  • The correlation between will power and blood sugar
  • The importance of focusing on clean and lean proteins
  • How to deal with stress

“Focus on clean and lean proteins.” (Click to Tweet)

  • How to get a balance of protein, fats and sugars
  • Why you should eat the best quality dark chocolate
  • How to replace sugar…. Hint: With pleasure!
  • Concerned about your health? Then go and have a check up!
  • How to support the people you love

“Make sure you’re doing things in your life that bring you pleasure and joy.” (Click to Tweet)

The 5 Most Common Nutrient Deficiencies & What You Can Do about Them:

    1. Iodine – The crucial ingredient in thyroid hormone
      • What to eat more of: Fish, shellfish, seafood, crustaceans, seaweed, sea vegetables, kelp, kombu, pasteurised egg yolks, nascent iodine supplement
    2. Selenium – Another important thyroid ingredient
      • What to eat more of: Brazil nuts, wild salmon, shiitake mushrooms, lamb, turkey, shrimp, cod, halibut, egg yolks
    3. Magnesium – Highly rampant through depletion in soil and modern water
      • What to eat more of: Dark chocolate, leafy greens, swiss chard, spinach, bok choy, kale, seeds, nuts, halibut mineral water, natural calm supplement
    4. Vitamin K2 – We need to eat more K2 foods
      • What to eat more of: Egg yolks, grass fed butter, fish eggs, fermented soy beans, miso soup, K2 supplement
    5. Vitamin B12 – Very common and it’s extra tough to get on a vegetarian or vegan diet
      • What to eat more of: Mostly animal foods – Liver, sardines, salmon, a really absorbable B12 supplement

“Cravings are your bodies way of telling you it needs something.” (Click to Tweet)

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“Your salty cravings might be for particular minerals.” (Click to Tweet)

35 Overcoming Family Trauma with Mariel Hemingway

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The Cravings Whisperer Podcast with Alexandra Jamieson

Do you know a young person who has experienced trauma in their life?

Do they need support?

Mariel Hemingway was born just months after her celebrated novelist grandfather Ernest Hemingway, tragically took his own life.

He left Mariel with not only a famous name, but also a family culture of addiction and mental illness. This podcast is about how Mariel overcame that legacy.

Mariel is an actress, model, documentary film maker and public speaker. She is now the author of Out Came The Sun and Invisible Girl.

I’m also excited to share with you my sponsor, Perfect Supplements. I use their Cordyceps, Natural Calm Magnesium and Rhodiola all the time – and am thrilled to partner with them to bring you the show.

As a special offer to my “clan of the crave bears” and listeners, Perfect Supplements is offering 10% off your order when you use the discount code CRAVE10 at check out! Click here to get your goodies!

I hope you enjoy this episode of The Crave Cast as much as I did. Now please welcome my next guest, Mariel Hemingway.

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“Nature is always there. It’s so embracive and I feel that.” (Click to Tweet)

Show Notes:

  • The benefits of nature as a healing tool
  • How to deal with overwhelm
  • Ways to help build strong, connected relationships
  • Are you the peacemaker?
  • How to be caretaker for family members with cancer
  • How to overcome trauma

“We make choices based on our lack of knowledge of other choices & things in ourselves that are unresolved.” (Click to Tweet)

  • Why we must be honest with our children about addiction
  • How to deal with control (OCD)
  • The benefits of setting boundaries
  • What is brain wave optimization?
  • How to have a balanced life
  • Why young people need to understand their not alone

“Life is all about re-inventing and re-understanding.” (Click to Tweet)

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“We misinterpret the world that we live in because we don’t have any life experience.” (Click to Tweet)

34 Body Scan Meditation for Stress – What our Bodies are Really Saying

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The Cravings Whisperer Podcast with Alexandra Jamieson

Are you struggling with digestion or stress?

Well you’re not alone.

Today I’m going to walk you through a technique which I usually teach in my Cravings Cleanse. I’ve created this so you can tune in to your body, feel relaxed and make the best decisions around food.

I’m also excited to share with you my sponsor, Perfect Supplements. I use their Cordyceps, Natural Calm Magnesium and Rhodiola all the time – and am thrilled to partner with them to bring you the show.

As a special offer to my “clan of the crave bears” and listeners, Perfect Supplements is offering 10% off your order when you use the discount code CRAVE10 at check out! Click here to get your goodies!

If you’re finding it hard to make the best decisions for your body then you’re going to love this episode.

So let’s snap out of this stressful relationship we have with our bodies, and start listening to what it’s really asking us for.

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“You can either be stressed or you can digest.” (Click to Tweet)

Show Notes:

  • What is the purpose of a body scan?
  • Health tips on how we can produce our best creative work
  • The benefits of knowing what works for your body
  • Meditation can be done before each meal or bed

“If you hear what your bodies telling you, you have to follow through on it.” (Click to Tweet)

1 Minute Body Scan Meditation For Stress:

    1. Get comfortable, grounded and tune into your body
    2. Soften the parts of your body in contact with your surroundings
    3. Set an intention
    4. Agree to meet whatever you find with friendliness
    5. Imagine your taking a tour of your body
    6. Move down your body and notice awareness
    7. Breath, relax and release whenever you find tension
    8. After you scan your entire body find one more part to relax
    9. Connect the entire body together
    10. Feel your skin around your whole body
    11. Become aware of your wholeness in your body
    12. Breath in, then slowly gently sigh and release
    13. Ask your body what choice does it want you to make now

“It’s a very radical concept, to meet your body with radical self acceptance.” (Click to Tweet)

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“This body is the only one we get.” (Click to Tweet)

33 Energy Check – Debunking Myths about Energy Supplements

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The Cravings Whisperer Podcast with Alexandra JamiesonAre you buying fraudulent and potentially dangerous herbal supplements?

Today we uncover the truth around this hot topic.

This episode of The Crave Cast was inspired by the overwhelming response and questions I received around energy, insomnia and how to boost productivity.

Speaking of which, I’m excited to share with you my sponsor, Perfect Supplements. I use their Cordyceps, Natural Calm Magnesium and Rhodiola all the time – and am thrilled to partner with them to bring you the show.

As a special offer to my “clan of the crave bears” and listeners, Perfect Supplements is offering 10% off your order when you use the discount code CRAVE10 at check out! Click here to get your goodies!

Now let’s explore how we can best naturally get our bodies and our brains, back on track.

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“One bad night of sleep can put you into insulin resistance.”  (Click to Tweet)

Show Notes:

  • Are you buying fraudulent and potentially dangerous herbal supplements? Check yourself before you head to a big retailer near you!
  • How New York is making some big strides to get rid of the nasty guys
  • Caffeine, Cordosol and the dangers of high blood sugar
  • Insomnia = Insulin resistance
  • Yerba Mate vs Coffee
  • The side effects of Melatonin… and yes, it’s a hormone therapy
  • Look at your gut if you have a mood or sleep disorder

“Caffeine messes with our hormones and our sleep.”  (Click to Tweet)

  • Healthy gut + Healthy mind = Real health
  • The benefits of taking rhodiola
  • What are adaptogens?
  • Why we need balanced neurotransmitters
  • The importance of supplement quality
  • How we should only purchase rhodiola which is guaranteed Siberian grown
  • What interesting studies have to say about rhodiola

“Most hormones in the body are governed by negative feedback which works like your household thermostat.” (Click to Tweet)

Links Mentioned:

Connect with me. Tweet me. Hit me up!

Share with me your desires. Share with me your cravings.

I want to hear more from you and what else you’d like to know about cravings?

“Your gut is the foundation of your health. If it’s going well then everything else is going to be better too.” (Click to Tweet)

32 Five Ways to Win At Eating and Dating

The Cravings Whisperer with Alexandra Jamieson

5 Ways To

Our conversation today is all about food and sex.

Welcome to my adults only episode of The Crave Cast. 

Why is it that we can talk about food all the time (we love to taste, lick, suck and bite) but we don’t talk about how incredibly sexual it is.

What would you say, that eating is the most intimate thing we do with other people?

Well it is!

Do you experience shame, guilt and fear when it comes to your food cravings or your sexual desires?

Well the good news is, you’re only human!

I’m also excited to share with you my sponsor, Perfect Supplements. I use their Cordyceps, Natural Calm Magnesium and Rhodiola all the time – and am thrilled to partner with them to bring you the show.

As a special offer to my “clan of the crave bears” and listeners, Perfect Supplements is offering 10% off your order when you use the discount code CRAVE10 at check out! Click here to get your goodies!

Now let’s explore how to reconnect with our bodies, food and our sexual desires.

“Be present and taste everything, it’s all delicious.” (Click to Tweet)

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“We walk along the dual razors edges of dieting and dating.” (Click to Tweet)

Show Notes:

  • My disconnected libido and relationship
  • Being in a war with my body and suddenly craving 2 taboo things
  • Do you suffer from orthorexia?
  • Preparing to continue to fail
  • Eat and date – the sexual power behind food
  • No judgement = an enjoyable experience
  • How my body came back from the brink of hormonal failure

“Something changed and I suddenly wanted both – Men and Meatballs.” (Click to Tweet)

5 lessons I learnt about Respectful Eating and Dating:

    1. Experiment to find what feels good to you
    2. Always stand up for what’s right for your own body
    3. Ask for help – if friends don’t support you then it’s time to cleanse your friends!
    4. Remember that procrastination stems from our desire for perfection – Just do whatever it is you actually want
    5. In being confident you will find the perfect diet and person

“I had to start listening to my body and give her what she was asking for.” (Click to Tweet)

Links Mentioned:

“You have to collect the dots so you can begin to connect the dots.” (Click to Tweet)

31 Robin Rinaldi – The Sex Conversation Women Aren’t Having

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My next guest was living the outwardly perfect life. She had a monogamous husband, a great job and lived in the coolest part of San Francisco.

But those pesky cravings were creeping in…

So she asked herself a question so many of us fear to ask: What if I just let my desires call the shots?

In this interview we dive into what happened. Robin Rinaldi is a successful journalist, executive editor at 7×7 and author of the new book, The Wild Oats Project. The book is a “tell all” account of her experiments with sexual experiences and embracing cravings. You’re going to love this one.

Also, I’m excited to share with you my sponsor, Perfect Supplements. I use their Cordyceps and Natural Calm Magnesium all the time – and am thrilled to partner with them to bring you the show.

As a special offer to my “clan of the crave bears” and listeners, Perfect Supplements is offering 10% off your order when you use the discount code CRAVE10 at check out! Click here to get your goodies!

Now let’s confront our desires…

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“I could feel like I was breaking a taboo.” (Click to Tweet)

Show Notes:

  • The effect of a dynamic upbringing
  • Simultaneous life developments from her late 30s
  • Exploring the vulnerability wrapped within The Wild Oats Project
  • On marriage, open arrangements and children
  • The modern paradigm shift wrapped within the idea of “sowing your wild oats”
  • How to transition to a “don’t ask don’t tell” policy in your relationship
  • Patriarchal religion and why it’s scary to us women
  • Deep feminine energy and the meaning behind it
  • The shocking responses to The Wild Oats Project
  • How to have fun within your body through movement and meditation

“In the normal world women are objects 24/7.” (Click to Tweet)

  • The best thing that ever happened to Robin at One Taste
  • Porn Sex vs. Slow Sex
  • How women desire pleasure and don’t need permission to get it
  • Why being wild and being committed are nebulous states of being
  • Robin’s regret from before and after her open marriage
  • Why we should push ourselves to find moral wisdom
  • Meditating between security and passion
  • Life’s short so listen to what your soul says

“We all know that patriarchal religion’s main tenant is to control people, especially women.” (Click to Tweet)

Links Mentioned:

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“I’m happier in monogamy now because I lived the open marriage out.” (Click to Tweet)

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