“I think that’s why professionally I do both: so, I’m in that sweaty dark studio with the music blaring and then at the other part of my day, I’m looking at what scientifically is going on in your body during those times. So, its a really nice balance.” * In this episode, Rachele Pojednic, research fellow at the Institute of Lifestyle Medicine, doctorate in Biochemical and Molecular Nutrition & Exercise Physiology, spin instructor at Flywheel Sports, and creator of Strong-Process, reflects on the lessons she learned as a coxswain for Northeastern’s DI Men’s Varsity Rowing Team. She discusses how she balances spin instructing at Flywheel Sports with her full-time research fellowship at the Institute of Lifestyle Medicine. Rachele explains the numerous research studies she is involved with that are devoted to the intersection between food and movement. She also provides insight on how America can make behavioral changes that will transform the nutritional and lifestyle landscape. Rachele reveals her perspective on the numerous fad diets and discusses the science behind what really works. Lastly, Rachele previews exciting upcoming projects and research.
In the episode, Ellen Fitzgerald, cofounder of Mother Juice, and Will Jackson, manager of Mother Juice, discuss why they started Mother Juice from its beginnings as a juice and smoothie food truck in Boston to the logistics of turning it into an actual storefront. They both reveal how they got into juicing: Ellen’s grandmother’s influence on her and Will trying to pursue his now girlfriend. Ellen and Will explain Mother Juice’s recipe and menu development and the challenges of starting a business. They reflect on who has inspired Mother Juice’s food philosophy. Ellen shares her perspective on why Boston has a surprisingly few amount of vegetarian/vegan eating spots. They discuss how Mother Juice is cultivating a community that is changing lives. Ellen provides insight on why people are afraid of food labeled as vegetarian and vegan and how Mother Juice is trying to overcome this. Lastly, they preview Mother Juice’s plans for 2015.
In this episode, Danielle Dietz-LiVolsi, founder and president of Nuttzo, cofounder of Project Left Behind, and mother on the podcast, shares why she started Nuttzo, the only seven nut and seed butter on the planet. She discusses her journey adopting her sons from the Ukraine. Danielle explains how risk taking is essential in starting one’s own business. She reflects on Nuttzo’s biggest breakthrough when it was featured on the Dr. Oz show. Danielle reveals why her mantra is “Live Like You Mean It.” She captures what inspired her to found her nonprofit Project Left Behind that works with orphaned and neglected children around the world. Danielle describes her favorite way to eat Nuttzo and the most unexpected place she has come across Nuttzo. Lastly, she previews upcoming projects for Nuttzo, Project Left Behind, and her family.
In this episode, Marissa Vicario, health and nutrition coach, blogger, and creator of MWAH, Marissa’s Well-Being and Health, recounts her journey into health and how she reinvented her palate. She provides insight on how people can change their relationship to food. Marissa explains why she became a health coach and chose The Institute for Integrative Nutrition to study at. She offers a story of transformation of one of her clients and the three pillars of her coaching philosophy. Marissa reflects on her favorite ways to stay active and how she practices self-care on a daily basis. She explains what holistically hot means, a phrase she coined. She shares wise words from her inspiring grandmother and lastly, details on Marissa’s upcoming events and projects.
In this episode, Lindsay Cotter, creator of Cotter Crunch, gluten-free chef, nutritional specialist, fitness professional, wife to a professional triathlete, and blogger, reveals her journey into gluten-free cooking and how she has created a balanced life. She describes her relationship with athletics/running and the benefits of strength training for endurance athletes. Lindsay gives the inside scoop on what it is like to be married to a professional triathlete. She discusses the story behind her gluten-free diet and how this has affected her health. Lindsay explains what inspired her to create her signature healthy bites and other Cotter Creations. She provides insight on balancing her many roles through being present on a daily basis and making time to unplug through cooking. Lastly, she reflects on the connections she has made through social media and how her blog has helped make a difference in people’s lives.