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Dr. Frank Lipman - Our Own Functional Medicine Doctor On Importance Of Vitamin D, Debunking Wellness Trends, Anti-Aging, Sleep, Gut Health + SO Much More!

Dr. Frank Lipman - Our Own Functional Medicine Doctor On Importance Of Vitamin D, Debunking Wellness Trends, Anti-Aging, Sleep, Gut Health + SO Much More!

September 21, 2020

#33: In today's episode, we chat with our very own Functional MD, Dr. Frank Lipman. Dr. Lipman is one of the most intelligent wellness experts and he is here in this episode sharing some of his wisdom with us. We dive into into a handful of topics in just one episode. A few of the topics we touch on:

  • Why vitamin D is so important to take 
  • Thoughts on COVID-19 + best practices
  • Tips on anti-aging + better sleep practices
  • Thoughts on CBD oil, celery juice + colonics
  • How to know if your gut is off balance
  • What do to if you are constipated  
  • The healthiest foods + oils we should eat
  • Thoughts on a plant-based diet
  • If caffeine is safe and what forms are best
  • How to best manage stress and anxiety

And the best part? Dr Lipman is actually accepting new patients now that he is running his practice virtually. So listen for the end when he shares more on that.

 

Thank you Simple Mills for sponsoring today's episode! Simple Mills has been one of my favorite products for years now. They make the most delicious gluten-free and grain-free crackers, baking mixes, cookies and more. Their Crunchy Cookies are a staple in our pantry and have been for years. Especially those Chocolate Chip ones that literally tastes like Chips Ahoy. I share all of my favorite Simple Mills products here and you can snag them over in Whole Foods Market as well as many other retailers. A few recipes using their cookies: GF Lemon Cookie Bars, Cookie Stuffed BrowniesPumpkin Peanut Butter Pie

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Belen Soloman - Founder of Belen On Creating A Fashion Brand, Supporting Small Businesses + Her Style Tips For Every Woman

Belen Soloman - Founder of Belen On Creating A Fashion Brand, Supporting Small Businesses + Her Style Tips For Every Woman

September 14, 2020

#32: In today's episode, I am catching up with a a dear friend of mine, Belen Soloman. Belen is the founder behind her own clothing brand - Belen. Belen truly makes some of the most comfortable clothing I have ever worn like her Cindy top and they are the type of pieces you want to wear daily. In this episode Belen shares her journey starting her own clothing brand, why it is so important to support small businesses, what makes her brand stand out and she shares her tips on what every woman should own in their closet. This episode is a bit different than my others in that it sounds like Belen and I are catching up on our weekly phone call and we recorded it. She is such a fun person to be around and I cannot wait for you guys to hear this episode and more on her family of squirrels she lives with (.. I am serious!).

 

Thank you Garden of Life for sponsoring this episode and moderating the panel. I am so grateful to partner with such a supportive and amazing brand. Garden of Life makes all organic and non-GMO vitamins, supplements, protein powders, CBD and more. You may recognize their coconut oils and flaxseeds from my blog recipes and book recipes. But I also use their vitamins and probiotics daily. I link to all of my favorites over on my shop page, which is the best place to order from to support this podcast.

 

For more from me, I'm over @rachLmansfield and rachLmansfield.com

Emily Groden - Founder Of Evergreen On Launching A CPG Brand In 2020 + Her Journey Running Her Business So Far

Emily Groden - Founder Of Evergreen On Launching A CPG Brand In 2020 + Her Journey Running Her Business So Far

August 31, 2020

#31: In today's episode, I am chatting with the founder of one of my favorite products and brands, Evergreen. Evergreen sells delicious and healthy toaster waffles that are made with simple ingredients and they are totally disrupting the freezer aisle. In the episode, the founder, Emily Groden, really highlights the beginning phases of starting your own CPG brand. She is in the infancy stage of starting her own company and she shares all of the trials and tribulations that have come with starting her brand so far. Emily also recently left her full-time job as a successful lawyer to pursue Evergreen full-time and she shares what it has been like launching a brand in a pandemic, what it was like getting in whole foods, funding her company, what the future has in store for Evergreen and more. I love that this episode is very different than my other episode with founders in that you get to hear a totally different part about starting your own business.

 

For more from Emily and Evergreen, head on over to their website and Instagram

 

For more from me, I'm over @rachLmansfield + rachLmansfield.com.

Feeding Littles - Everything You Need To Know About Feeding Your Infant, Baby Led Weaning + All Things Feeding Your Family

Feeding Littles - Everything You Need To Know About Feeding Your Infant, Baby Led Weaning + All Things Feeding Your Family

August 24, 2020

#30: In today's episode, we are chatting with Judy Delaware + Megan McNamee, the incredible founders of Finding Littles. Judy is an Occupational Therapist and Megan is a Registered Dietician and they are the go-to resource for all things "feeding littles". We dive into so many helpful topics that you guys are going to find so incredibly helpful:

  1. What is baby led weaning?
  2. When is the best time to start feeding your infant?
  3. What foods are best to introduce first?
  4. When do introduce the top allergens?
  5. How what you eat while pregnant impacts your child
  6. Thoughts on the dozens of pouch brands for kids
  7. What their thoughts are on the baby aisle in the grocery store
  8. Is it possible for a baby to overeat?
  9. Why it is so important to supplement with vitamin D?
  10. Tips for getting your kids to eat veggies and what is on their plate
  11. When table manners start to matter
  12. The importance of family dinner and eating together
  13. What to do if your kid only eats a few different things

Use the code JUSTTHEGOODSTUFF for $10 off Feeding Little's courses (they are amazing) and don't forget to follow them over @feedinglittles

 

For more from me, I'm over @rachLmansfield + rachLmansfield.com.

 

Thank you Skout Organic for sponsoring today's episode! One of Ezra's favorite snacks. Skout Organic makes plant-based kids snacks made with 4-7 ingredients that I personally feel good about giving to Ezra. All of their bars are gluten-free, grain-free, soy-free and egg and dairy-free and many of their parts are even nut-free like the apple pie (my personal fave), blueberry blast and raspberry rush. You can snag 20% off fo your first order AND free shipping over orders of $23.95 with my code RACHL.

 

Dr. Jolene Brighten - Post Birth Control Syndrome, Getting Your Period Back + All Things Female Hormones

Dr. Jolene Brighten - Post Birth Control Syndrome, Getting Your Period Back + All Things Female Hormones

August 17, 2020

#29: In today's episode, I chat with the leading expert in post birth control syndrome, Dr. Jolene Brighten. Dr. Brighten shares her own personal journey with birth control pill and how she got her period back. We dive into all things post-birth control and how it impacts you both mentally and physically. Dr. Brighten also shares her perceptive on nutrition and if it is really worth cutting out gluten and dairy-free to have a "healthier" cycle and tips for high stress and how that impacts your period. We also chat about how to talk to your doctor about going off the pill. Besides all things birth control, Dr. Brighten shares what we should be doing before starting a family and trying to get pregnant, if it is worth freezing your eggs and all things 4th trimester after having a baby. For more from Dr. Jolene Brighten, head on over to her drbrighten.com for so many amazing tools and don't forget to pick up her book, Beyond the Pill.

For more from me, I'm over @rachLmansfield + rachLmansfield.com.

Thank you Sakara Life for sponsoring this episode.They make the best plant-based and ready-to-eat organic meals. They send 3 meals each day that are so creative and unique compared to the dishes I usually make at home. Sakara also sells so many other things besides their meals like supplements, teas (we love love the teas over here - even Jord), dark chocolate granola and their have a metabolism super powder that has been so helpful on those days I am feeling so blah and fatigued - especially during this crazy quarantined time at home. Right now Sakara is offering an insane discount for you guys! 20% off of your first order using my code RACHL20.

Katlin Smith - Founder + CEO of Simple Mills On Growing Her Gluten-free Brand + Behind-The-Scenes On Their Business

Katlin Smith - Founder + CEO of Simple Mills On Growing Her Gluten-free Brand + Behind-The-Scenes On Their Business

August 10, 2020

#28: In today's episode, I chat with the Founder + CEO of Simple Mills, Katlin Smith. Katlin fills us on on the back story of one of the most popular gluten-free brands. We chat why she started her company, what is was like expanding her brand and product line over the last few years and really what makes Simple Mill's products stand out on shelves. Katlin and I dive into ingredient pet peeves, COVIDs impact on their business, the hardest part about her job and hints on what new products are coming out soon. Katlin also shares her go-to oil right now, which I cannot wait to try.

This episode is not sponsored by Simple Mills. I love and use their products every single day and they make the most delicious gluten and grain-free eats. A few of my favorites are: Farmhouse Cheddar Crackers (they taste like cheez-itz), Banana Bread Baking Mix, Pizza Dough Mix, and their Soft-baked Peanut Butter Cookies. You can also find me baking/cooking with their products over on my blog.

For more from me, I'm over @rachLmansfield + rachLmansfield.com.

Thank you Spindrift for sponsoring this episode. You guys are the real sparkling beverage MVP. No natural flavors, just sparkling water and real fresh fruit. We are huge Spindrift drinkers here as you guys know. I link to them over on my shop page and you can snag them in many retailers throughout the country.

Danielle Walker - Healing Her Autoimmune Symptoms With Food, Starting Her Food Blog + Her Fertility Journey

Danielle Walker - Healing Her Autoimmune Symptoms With Food, Starting Her Food Blog + Her Fertility Journey

August 3, 2020

#27: In today's episode, I chat with New York Times Best Selling Author of the Against All Grain cookbook series, Danielle Walker. Danielle shares her health journey with us and how she was diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis at the age of 22 years old and how she has used food to help heal her. Danielle fills us on how she started her food blog and creating recipes, what a paleo lifestyle looks like for her, her must have items in the house for grain-free cooking and baking and how she cooks paleo-ish for her family. Danielle also speaks to her fertility journey and loss of their second child and what we can do to support other women and families during their journey. For more from Danielle, head on over to againstallgrain.com 

 

Thank you Simple Mills for sponsoring today's episode! Simple Mills has been one of my favorite products for years now. They make the most delicious gluten-free and grain-free crackers, baking mixes, cookies and more. Their Almond Flour Crackers are a staple in our pantry and have been for years. Especially those Farmhouse Cheddar ones that taste like cheez-itzs (not kidding!). I share all of my favorite Simple Mills products here and you can snag them over in Whole Foods Market as well as many other retailers. 

 

For more from me, I'm over @rachLmansfield and rachLmansfield.com

Monique Volz - Food Queen Behind Ambitious Kitchen On Growing Her Business, Her Journey With Food + Body Image And Transitioning Into Motherhood.

Monique Volz - Food Queen Behind Ambitious Kitchen On Growing Her Business, Her Journey With Food + Body Image And Transitioning Into Motherhood.

July 27, 2020

#26: In today's episode, I am chatting with my dear friend and incredibly talented recipe developer, Monique Volz, behind Ambitious Kitchen. Monique is an inspiration to so many with her amazing recipes for truly any and all tastebuds. She has the most drool worthy and easy recipes to whip up. She is best known for her insanely delicious cinnamon rolls, endless muffin and cake recipes and tons of savory eats. Monique shares her journey starting her food blog and transitioning into running her business full time. We also dive into her past with an eating disorder and how she has grown and evolved her relationship with food and her body over the years. Monique also dives into how she has expanded her business over the last few years and where she gets recipe inspiration from, what it is like working with her husband, getting pregnant and transitioning to motherhood. This episode is packed with so much amazing information and I could have chatted with Monique for hours. For more from her, head on over to @ambitiouskitchen and ambitiouskitchen.com.

 

Thank you Garden of Life for sponsoring this episode and moderating the panel. I am so grateful to partner with such a supportive and amazing brand. Garden of Life makes all organic and non-GMO vitamins, supplements, protein powders, CBD and more. You may recognize their coconut oils and flaxseeds from my blog recipes and book recipes. But I also use their vitamins and probiotics daily. I link to all of my favorites over on my shop page, which is the best place to order from to support this podcast.

 

For more from me, I'm over @rachLmansfield and rachLmansfield.com

Jenné Claiborne - Vegan Food Chef + Blogger Behind Sweet Potato Soul On Living A Vegan Lifestyle

Jenné Claiborne - Vegan Food Chef + Blogger Behind Sweet Potato Soul On Living A Vegan Lifestyle

July 20, 2020

#25: In this episode, I chat with the talented food blogger and cookbook author behind Sweet Potato Soul, Jenné Claiborne. Jenné is best known for her delicious vegan recipes and incredible skills in the kitchen. Jenné shares how and why she started her blog and her journey becoming a vegan food chef, how she got her first cookbook deal, when she officially transitioned into a full vegan lifestyle and how that truly changed her life. We also dive into getting pregnant with her daughter and now raising her daughter vegan too, and Jenné shares her go-to vegan meals anyone will love, tips on transitioning into a plant-based lifestyle and her pantry staples. This episode is packed with tons of amazing info and Jenné is the sweetest mama - I know you guys will love her as much as I loved getting to chat with her. For more from Jenné head on over to sweetpotatosoul.com

Huge thank you to one of my favorite snacks - Siren Snacks - for sponsoring today's blog post. Siren Snacks makes all non-GMO, vegan, soy-free, grain-free and gluten-free snacks. They are in bite form and one bag is a serving size (the dream). They have the most delicious flavors like dark chocolate brownie, lemon poppyseed, birthday cake, cookie dough and snickerdoodle. I remember the first day I tried them I literally ate 5 bags because I was so excited about every flavor they have. They also now offer a line of organic energy bites with flavors like mocha chip and matcha latte and their relaxation ones with hemp-derived CBD are a game changer. Use this link and the code RACHL to get 15% off of Siren Snacks.

For more from me, I'm over @rachLmansfield and rachLmansfield.com

 

Catherine McCord - Cookbook Author, Founder of Weelicious + One Potato On Her Journey Starting Her Brand, Feeding Her Family + All Things Smoothies

Catherine McCord - Cookbook Author, Founder of Weelicious + One Potato On Her Journey Starting Her Brand, Feeding Her Family + All Things Smoothies

July 13, 2020

#24: In this episode I sit down with the amazing Catherine McCord. Catherine is the Founder of the mega successful blog, Weelicious. She is also a 3x cookbook author and the Founder of the family organic meal delivery service, One Potato. Catherine shares her journey getting to where she is today. She started working at a young age of 15 and kicked off her career in modeling for brands like Calvin Klein, Victoria's Secret and that eventually all led her to enrolling in culinary school when she found her passion for all things food. Catherine is a mom of 3 and she shares her tips when it comes to feeding her family, how smoothies have had the best impact on her family's health and what is in store for her brands next. Catherine also fills us on on the book writing process and what it was like writing 3 popular cookbooks all while being a mama. For more from Catherine, head on over to: Weelicious.com and @Weelicious.

Thank you to CHOMPS for sponsoring this podcast episode. You guys know our family has a crazy CHOMPS obsession. They make grass-fed and grass-finished meat sticks. The sea salt is my personal favorite and my mom loves the turkey ones! Their products are friendly for Whole30, Paleo, AIP and they have no added sugars. For a discount on your CHOMPS order, use the code RACHL for 15% off.

For more from me, I'm over @rachLmansfield and rachLmansfield.com

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