Healthy Living

Episode 69 | Living Health-fully with Davida the Healthy Maven

Welcome back to episode 69 of the podcast! On today’s episode we are hanging with the beautiful Davida of the Healthy Maven, talking about all things...well, health! We absolutely adore Davida’s take on a healthy life and are so excited to share all her nuggets of wisdom and quote worthy responses to our probing questions.

Davida is the blogger, podcaster and You Tuber behind the Healthy Maven, a multi-channel health and wellness platform helping women to live healthFULLY rather than living for their health. Today we chat with Davida about how she got started with blogging and how her struggle with body image and obsession with all things healthy has lead her to a pretty incredible place within her own health journey, one that has allowed her to create a food and healthy living philosophy that we can all get behind.

Davida shares her take on stress and overcoming the “hustle culture”, how to create more balance and time for self-care and what her furry companion is teaching her about life. Like we said, we are smitten over her take on the healthy life and know that you’ll be encouraged by what Davida shares with us today.

To hear more from Davida, check out her blog, That’s So Maven podcast, and Instagram!

Thank you Sunbasket for sponsoring this episode.  Click HERE to get $35 off your first order!

Highlight Reel:

04:10 | What the Healthy Maven is all about–healthy living philosophy

08:55 | Davida’s obsession with health and how she has overcome this struggle

18:05 | Davida on stress and self-care

25:02 | A surprising (furry) health boost in Davida’s world

Listen to Episode 69 in iTunes!

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Why Making Preconception Health a Lifestyle, Not a Fad, Does More Good Than You Can Imagine

I read a random blog post recently that really got me thinking. The woman writing the post, obviously some sort of health practitioner or Nutritionist, was talking about how we as women, are all about taking care of others. Even within the “fertility fad”, she wrote, we’re focusing on doing something for someone else (um, that healthy baby we’re dreaming of?) and that we should work on making healthier diet and lifestyle improvements for ourselves so that one day, when we do conceive, we’ll be nice and ready to make a healthy baby.

Because we’re focused on nurturing ourselves. Not for anyone else’s benefit.

That was wordy, sorry. I definitely don’t disagree with her. In fact, I really liked her viewpoint, but then I thought, "Is it really different than my own?"

What am I really hoping for when couple’s come to me for fertility support or when a woman reads a blog post of mine about preparing for conception? What is my ultimate goal with the education and support I provide?

I can say for certain that it sure as heck isn’t a “fad”. It’s not about something you do today and drop like a bad habit the moment you get pregnant.

It’s about so much more than that.

Yes, it’s about eating better and focusing on nourishing foods and cleaning up your environment and lowering your stress levels, but a big piece of it is about YOU learning to take care of yourself better. Learning to make your beautiful self a bit more of a priority, getting healthier so that you can show up better in life, but also better as a mother and caretaker. Not just today, but when you get pregnant, into mommyhood and beyond. The same goes for the hubs.

This is by no means selfish. Mommying is hard work.

I believe it’s one of the most important jobs on this earth and an absolute gift, but it’s taxing and overwhelming at times and if you’re not working daily to take care of YOU in some way or another, it can be an even greater challenge to show up as the best version of yourself.

Maybe with less mood swings, better energy and patience and my very favorite, more joy.

Preparing your body for conception is about so much more than just what you put in your mouth or the cleaning products you buy.

In the intentional choices you and your husband make each day to live healthier, you’re working toward creating a stronger connection between that lucky sperm and ready egg, a welcoming womb that nourishes and protects and a home environment that nurtures baby in every way possible.

These daily choices create a new way of living. A way that’s more mindful and intentional and understands that showing up this way can create a better future. For you. And baby.

Baby grows in this environment and learns her own version of healthy that she’ll take into the rest of her life. Enjoying more nourishing foods, learning to balance rest and hustle, giving herself grace daily, even choosing products that better support her health.

Because that’s what you did and that’s what she saw. 

Daily choices making waves.

As she marries and hopes to create her own family, she’s already in a better place because of the preparation you put in before her life ever began and the positive choices you made thereafter. She’s well nourished and strong and is better off because of you.

Because you had a little forethought to take preparing for her conception seriously. Learning to take care of your beautiful body and better nourish it’s God-given ability to create life within.

I pray for a movement of change, that couples are inspired to take charge of their fertility and create a less stress-filled conception story.

For their own well-being and that of their future little ones.

The journey won’t always be easy and it surely won't be perfect, but every choice we make has the ability to create positive change, healthier bodies and a stronger next generation.

It all comes full circle when you really think about it. What a beautiful thing.

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Episode 46 | Finding Freedom + Joy in Healthy Living with Meredyth Cann

 

You will fall in love with today’s episode with the bubbly and endearing Meredyth Cann of Meredyth Delayne Nutrition.  Meredyth is a fellow NTP and in our words, “She’s just our people.” We absolutely adore her take on nutrition and healthy living and know she’ll be a light in your day.

On today’s episode, Meredyth shares how a rough time in her life led her to the field of nutrition, how powerful a nutrient-dense diet was on impacting her emotional and physical well being and how this drove her to share her passion with others. She also gives us some helpful tips on how to make healthy changes stick, creating a mindset shift and really making it a lifestyle.  Meredyth goes beyond just the aesthetics of nutrition, really getting to the heart of the matter and her fresh take on healthy living will leave you inspired.

We hope this episode inspires and encourages you to continue to take your healthy journey forward, one day at a time, one bite at a time and to always find beauty in the process!

And before we go, we wanted to let you in on a giveaway opportunity! To celebrate our 50th episode, coming up in a few short weeks, anyone who leaves a Colorful Eats podcast review in iTunes will be entered to win a super awesome healthy living gift…giveaway deats to come! We will announce the winner during our 50th episode! Add a little reminder in your phone or planner to leave some love in iTunes and we’ll enter you to win! I’d say that’s a win-win!

Highlight Reel

03:02 | Caroline’ reads a sweet listener review

06:30 | Meredyth shares how she went from grief to emotional grounding

11:39 | What motivates her to live a healthy life, beyond the aesthetics

16:00 | How Meredyth founding freedom and joy within healthy living

22:00 | Meredyth’s anti-quick fix encouragement

34:30 | Don’t take yourself too seriously

Download Episode 46 in iTunes!

Thank You To The Nutritional Therapy Association For Sponsoring This Episode—Real Education For People Who Believe In Real Food.

 

 

 

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Episode 42 | Safe Summer Beauty Guide

Summer is in full swing and we are excited to talk about our safe summer beauty tips and how to nourish your beauty routine. We believe that true beauty comes from the inside out– cliche or not, it’s true! So we are sharing our top beautifying foods and why eating getting more of these tasty eats can help fight aging and create more supple skin.

We talk about some of our favorite clean summer beauty products so we’ve linked to each of the items under our “Link Love” below. These items are all tried and true and we only recommend products we actually use and love.

Plus We Have A Fun Summer Beauty Challenge That YOU Get To Participate In TOO!

Today’s episode will be our last before a lovely little summer break. We do this to allow ourselves to rest and rejuvenate and want to encourage you to do the same! Enjoy time in the sun, with your loved ones, doing a whole lot of nothing or adventuring. We’ll be back in action on Monday, July 31 with an episode all about body image and our open conversation with it!

Thank You To The Nutritional Therapy Association For Sponsoring This Episode!

 

Highlight Reel

03:05 | Why we love morning workouts

08:15 | What to eat to nourish your skin

18:58 A few ways to give your skin a summer vacay

38:48 Our beauty challenge to you!

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Episode 11 | Recognizing, Preventing & Conquering Adrenal Fatigue: Part 1

Episode 11 | Recognizing, Preventing & Conquering Adrenal Fatigue: Part 1

Photography by Lindsey Marie

Do you need caffeine in the morning just to show up to life? Are you reaching for coffee and a sweet treat around 3pm every afternoon? Are you dealing with allergies or food sensitivities? Sugar cravings got a tight hold on you?

Missing that energetic version of yourself more and more these days?!

If you answered yes to any of these questions, you may be dealing with adrenal fatigue—chances are if you are a busy person living in this modern world, you might have weakened adrenals.

This week’s podcast episode is all about a super hot topic...adrenal fatigue! We’ve broken this meaty topic up into a two part series so that we could dig a little deeper into this syndrome that so many are dealing with, but not many people are aware of.

In Part 1, we are talking all about the adrenal glands—what they are, why having healthy adrenals is insanely important for a healthy and balanced life and why so many people are dealing with adrenal fatigue today. It’s important to know and understand the signs and symptoms so you can start taking action in your own life so you can thrive (rather than just survive).

Next week, in Part 2, we’ll dive into what to do if you suspect you’re dealing with adrenal fatigue and how to take action in your own life plus lots of simple and natural ways to snuggle on those precious little glands.

Because adrenal fatigue is something that looks so different for everyone and bio-individuality plays a huge role in how you approach supporting your health, we are offering 15% off any of our Wellness Packages or consultations to those listeners who want to dig a little deeper and work with us one-on-one. We would absolutely love to support you on your health journey!

Links to our wellness packages and nutrition consulting services below. Please mention the podcast to apply the Colorful Eats podcast discount!

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