In this fantastic episode of Thrive Bites, I speak with Tal Kapoor about her health journey and how she went from a troubling health condition to triumphing it and being co-owner of Crossfit Aviator!

Tal says, "Born and raised in Jamaica. I was an athlete from Tween to teen years doing Track, Tennis, Netball, and Swimming. I moved to Los Angeles at age 21 in 1995 to study Interior Design at UCLA. Graduated 1999 as Valedictorian and went on to practice design for high-end hotels such as Ritz Carlton and Westin in Korea and China. Married in 2001 and have 2 kids, son 16 and daughter 14.

By Jan 2018 my health was in bad shape with massive weight gain from self-care neglect over the years, along with High BP, Cholesterol, Blood Sugar and still suffering from PCOS since afar 13. I was given a devastating diagnosis from my doctor. I was on the verge of diabetics and would likely be on dialysis in 10 years. Confessing this to my dear friend, she shook me into action to change my lifestyle and nutrition. I’ve lost a total of 82lbs since April 2018 thanks to the products she introduced me to. My BP, Cholesterol, and Blood Sugars are all normal and I no longer suffer from PCOS! The best part is I’m off all Rx meds!

Early this year I closed my private design business after 22 years and became part owner of CrossFit Aviator. I feel amazingly healthy and happy doing what I do and sticking with healthy nutrition because I know better now and my life and longevity with my kids and husband depend on it."

Social Media Links:

https://www.facebook.com/tal.kapoor

https://www.facebook.com/crossfitaviatorla/

https://www.instagram.com/talhasagoal/?hl=en

https://www.instagram.com/crossfitaviator/?hl=en

*Interview views are opinions of the individual. This podcast is not a source of medical advice*

In this exciting double episode of Thrive Bites, I sit down with Chef Dr. Michelle on a personal and intimate look into her origins on becoming a prominent voice in culinary medicine.

Dr. Hauser is board certified in internal medicine and completed medical school, internal medicine residency, the Zuckerman Fellows Program in Leadership & Public Service, and a Master of Public Policy and Administration degree at Harvard, as well as a Master of Science in Epidemiology and Clinical Research and the Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Cardiovascular Disease Prevention at Stanford. She is a certified chef via Le Cordon Bleu and a Fellow of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine where she has also served on the Board of Directors and published the Culinary Medicine Curriculum—the first comprehensive, open-source culinary medicine curriculum for health professional training programs.

Her research, clinical, and community projects blend her training in medicine, public policy, nutrition, epidemiology, and culinary arts to focus on improving education and access to delicious, healthy food for medical professionals, patients, and the general public. Her research has been published in top medical and nutrition journals, such as JAMA and AJCN, and she has been interviewed about cooking and health by media organizations such as the New York Times, Bloomberg News, CNN, the Washington Post, NPR, Stanford Medicine, and Harvard Health Publications.

Social Media Links:

Website: https://chefinmedicine.com/

https://chefinmedicine.com/culinary-medicine-curriculum/

https://lifestylemedicine.org/culinary-medicine

Twitter @ChefInMedicine

Instagram @ChefInMedicine

Facebook https://www.facebook.com/chefinmedicine/

*Interview views are opinions of the individual. This podcast is not a source of medical advice*

In this exciting double episode of Thrive Bites, I sit down with Chef Dr. Michelle on a personal and intimate look into her origins on becoming a prominent voice in culinary medicine. 

Dr. Hauser is board certified in internal medicine and completed medical school, internal medicine residency, the Zuckerman Fellows Program in Leadership & Public Service, and a Master of Public Policy and Administration degree at Harvard, as well as a Master of Science in Epidemiology and Clinical Research and the Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Cardiovascular Disease Prevention at Stanford. She is a certified chef via Le Cordon Bleu and a Fellow of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine where she has also served on the Board of Directors and published the Culinary Medicine Curriculum—the first comprehensive, open-source culinary medicine curriculum for health professional training programs.

Her research, clinical, and community projects blend her training in medicine, public policy, nutrition, epidemiology, and culinary arts to focus on improving education and access to delicious, healthy food for medical professionals, patients, and the general public. Her research has been published in top medical and nutrition journals, such as JAMA and AJCN, and she has been interviewed about cooking and health by media organizations such as the New York Times, Bloomberg News, CNN, the Washington Post, NPR, Stanford Medicine, and Harvard Health Publications.

Social Media Links:

Website: https://chefinmedicine.com/

https://chefinmedicine.com/culinary-medicine-curriculum/

https://lifestylemedicine.org/culinary-medicine

Twitter @ChefInMedicine

Instagram @ChefInMedicine

Facebook https://www.facebook.com/chefinmedicine/

*Interview views are opinions of the individual. This podcast is not a source of medical advice*

In this next episode of Thrive Bites, I chat with Dr. Heather about integrative ways to curb emotional eating and weight loss on this exciting episode!

Heather Hammerstedt, MD, MPH is a double board-certified emergency physician and lifestyle medicine physician. She is CEO of Wholist, where she uses her background in Integrative Nutrition, health coaching and culinary medicine to integrate the evidence behind weight, sleep, food, exercise, mindfulness and more to help empower and implement sustainable lifestyle transformation in 12 week coaching programs specifically for women finally ready to crush emotional eating and weight issues for the final time. She completed her medical studies at Temple University School of Medicine and did her postgraduate residency in Emergency Medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess’s Harvard Affiliated Emergency Medicine Residency program. She also holds a Masters of Public Health degree from Harvard School of Public Health, with a concentration in international health sector development and nutrition. She is one of the co-founders and executives of the nonprofit 501c3 organization, Global Emergency Care (GEC) She loves life in Idaho with her husband, skiing, rafting, running, and chasing after two small boys and two big chocolate labs.

Social Media Links:

Website: www.wholisthealth.com

Podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/curate-your-health/id1478410990

Instagram: www.instagram.com/wholisthealth

Facebook: www.facebook.com/wholisthealth

*Interview views are opinions of the individual. This podcast is not a source of medical advice*

In this exciting episode, I chat with the Plant Chics (Jacque & Marzia) on how they created a tribe for empowering women to lead a more plant-based and health-forward lifestyle. 

Plant Chics "plantspire" women to get off fad diets and onto a sustainable lifestyle. Whether you are plant-curious, a part-time Plant Chic, or a plant-based pro, the Plant Chics co-founders Marzia Prince & Jacque Tarlton, have your back. They’ve also created the Plant Chics Tribe as a supportive and encouraging space for women on their wellness journey.

Social Media Links:

https://www.plantchics.com/

IG: https://www.instagram.com/plantchics/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/plantchics/

Women's only group, Plant Chics Tribe: https://www.facebook.com/groups/492005744489329/

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRQvogWp8Z80nC99s0Pk0cQ

TikTok: https://vm.tiktok.com/xrpQAx/

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/plantchics/

Vegan Bundle (available January 1 - 9, 2020 only). It contains over 60 eBooks & programs from vegan influencers, including the Plant Chics 7 Day Starter Kit. There are 1000's of vegan recipes (from Plant Chics, Fully Raw Kristina, Dr. Vegan, and 50+ other influencers), about 6 months of workouts (from Plant Chics, Jon Venus, and others), and eBooks on various topics from period health, emotional/intuitive eating, raw vegan, vegan on a budget, getting started on your plant-based journey and more! You get access to $1325 of eBooks & programs for $50! But this is only available Jan 1 - 9 from our link: http://bit.ly/plantchicsbundle

*Interview views are opinions of the individual. This podcast is not a source of medical advice*