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Author: Kelly Leveque

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Be Well By Kelly is on a mission to simplify the science of nutrition. I want to make choices, not cheats. I want to live in balance, quiet my inner perfectionist, and never feel like my goals are out of reach. I want to love the way I look AND feel. I want to be proactive about my long-term health and wellness. I want to have a positive relationship with food for the rest of my life.

And I want the same for all of you! Join me and some of my favorite people every Wednesday as we give you all the good stuff (and none of the bad) about nutrition: the positive takeaways, the tools and tips that will help you feel and be well, and a dose of motivation to keep you going.
9 Episodes
Geri Hirsch and I were both invited to speak at an event at LOOM — an awesome place where both of us took some classes to help prepare us for motherhood — and Geri shared a powerful story about her marriage that really made me stop and think. And as I listened to this story and pondered the nature of trauma, I knew I had to talk to her on the show! Geri is also the Creative Director of the clean makeup line Saie Beauty and owner of the Neighborhood Coffee Shop. She’s spent the last 15 years immersed in the beauty blogging world, and since her journey to motherhood, she’s tapped more specifically into clean beauty and become one of the foremost clean beauty connoisseurs! You will learn about... When Geri’s husband had a heart attack at the age of 37 while doing everything you’re supposed to do to stay healthy Why Geri’s husband had a sudden heart attack The most important thing that EVERYBODY should do in case of emergency: set up the Medical ID on your phone! Being made aware of our loved ones’ mortality Lifestyle changes to deal with Hashimoto’s disease How transcendental meditation has changed Geri’s life Nurturing the energy in your home 5 things you can do right now to create a non-toxic environment for your family What Geri’s life was like before founding her own company, LEAFtv (which was acquired) + what her life is like now Creating content for Instagram What’s going on at Neighborhood Coffee Shop How do you find the right people to follow when everyone has a platform? Do you put your child online or not? Resources: Instagram: ( Saie Beauty: ( Neighborhood Coffee Shop: ( Connect with Kelly: ( Instagram: @bewellbykelly ( Facebook: ( Be Well By Kelly is a production of (
Today’s guest is a female entrepreneur who’s really inspired me on my own entrepreneurial journey, both because she is an incredible leader and for her devotion to transparency and decency in an industry marred by unhealthy and immoral practices.  Anya Fernald is a pioneering sustainable food expert and the co-founder and CEO of Belcampo, a wellness adjacent wellness meat brand that truly cares about the health of their animals and how it affects your health. They built their own supply chain founded in 25,000 acres of pristine farmland at the base of Mt Shasta, with full ownership of our own processing facility right through our own retail shops — a glimpse at what a better meat supply system for our country and the world can look like. You will learn about... (01:00) When Anya’s worldview shifted and she decided to start Belcampo (04:55) Regenerative farming practices (09:30) How beef is usually farmed in the USA Vs. How beef is farmed at Belcampo (12:05) Anya’s keto chicken cutlet (13:40) Doing everything with integrity to succeed (20:05) Animal wellness and human wellness are a single continuum (22:35) The life cycles of the animals at Belcampo farms (27:40) Why your health quickly starts to deteriorate when you eat low-quality meat (31:40) Why food guidelines ask us to cook meats to a higher internal temperature than should be necessary + why properly-grown raw meat isn’t dangerous (35:15) Non-negotiables at Belcampo (that you might not know about) (40:10) What is a heritage breed? (42:50) Entrepreneur tips: how to get everything done + take care of yourself (57:35) Creating systems for self-care — because that should be non-negotiable for all of us, even CEOs (01:06:55) What’s the future of Belcampo? Resources: ( Anya on Instagram: ( Belcampo on Instagram: ( ( by Anya Fernald and Jessica Battilana Belcampo Meat Camps ( Connect with Kelly: ( Instagram: @bewellbykelly ( Facebook: ( Be Well By Kelly is a production of (
I have looked up to today’s guest for a VERY long time — because not only is Katie Wells the CEO of two companies ( The Wellness Mama 5-Step Lifestyle Detox ( ), she’s a wife and a mom of six!  That’s so many hats I’m surprised she hasn’t tipped over! But Katie is living proof that you can do it all: raise happy and healthy kids, run a business (or two), live a balanced and healthy lifestyle, and still have time for yourself. You will learn about... (01:30) How Katie’s own health journey + becoming a mom led her to Wellness Mama (05:45) Being an advocate for your own health + having patience for yourself (12:05) The Autoimmune Protocol Diet (14:35) What it took for Katie to feel comfortable in her body for the first time in a long time (without any dieting or additional exercise) (26:05) A day in the life of Katie Wells, including the tools and practices she uses for herself and her family to minimize everybody’s stress + prepare her kids for the real world (31:50) Katie’s life skills-oriented take on homeschooling (39:00) The systems that Katie has put in place in her businesses (46:10) Launching Wellnesse Resources: ( ( Listen: The Wellness Mama Podcast ( Instagram: @wellnessmama ( Facebook: ( Connect with Kelly: ( Instagram: @bewellbykelly ( Facebook: ( Be Well By Kelly is a production of (
I had the pleasure of meeting Bubba Lamolinare while I was visiting Miraval Austin, where he works as the farm supervisor, and I immediately knew I had to bring him on the show. Bubba has been farming his entire life. He grew up on a farm, created A&M’s biodynamic farming program, and worked as the Agriculture and Natural Resources Extension Agent for Yoakum County before coming to Miraval to supervise the Cypress Creek Farm. He offers so much insight into the differences between traditional, organic, and biodynamic farming, what we should all be looking for in the produce we buy, and how we can grow our own crops using biodynamic practices. You will learn about... What it was like growing up on a rural Mississippi farm Agriculture programs at universities What it takes to start a fish farm, the regulations around fish farming in the United States, and what you should look for when you’re buying fish Why Bubba decided to pursue biodynamic farming and what the program he started at A&M looks like Planting seasonally The differences between the various farming practices (and buzzwords) and what you should know when you’re looking at your food labels The biodynamic farming practices being used at Miraval What you can ask the farmers at your local farmer’s market to understand more about how the food they’re selling was grown Soil and soil health Starting your own biodynamic farm Crops that are hard to mess up Resources: Learn more about Miraval’s Cypress Creek Farm ( Connect with Kelly: ( Instagram: @bewellbykelly ( Facebook: ( Be Well By Kelly is a production of (
Max Lugavere’s New York Times bestseller ( is one of my absolute favorite books about nutrition, although it’s also more than that. Genius Foods combines research on dementia prevention, cognitive optimization, and nutritional psychiatry to offer a comprehensive guide to brain optimization. Not only is it all backed by science but the key takeaways feel approachable and immediately doable for anyone. Max is one of the bright lights in the health and nutrition space right now, and he’s definitely someone you should be following if you want to maximize what you get out of your life. Max also has a new book coming out very soon, ( , and I can’t wait to discover what’s in it! You will learn about... The deeply personal reasons that Max started writing ( (1:00) Researching the connection between our diet, our environment, and brain disease (8:00) Life-changing lessons that Max has learned while researching for ( (10:30) The non-deliberate exercise activities that are so important for our health (13:10) What you should be eating to prevent illness (18:50) Tips and tricks for working out when you’re busy (23:40) What you need to know about when you eat and when you -exercise (30:45) Tips for elevating your sleep hygiene, feeding times, and workouts (36:45) How to reduce the number of toxins and endocrine disruptors that you ingest and come into contact with (45:30) What you need to know about your dental floss (49:30) What you can do to eliminate toxins in your body (52:35) The value of being present with your food (58:30) Resources: ( Instagram: @MaxLugavere ( Podcast: The Genius Life ( Read: ( Preorder: ( (March 27, 2020) Caraway Cookware: ( GreenChef Cookware: ( Connect with Kelly: ( Instagram: @bewellbykelly ( Facebook: ( Be Well By Kelly is a production of (
When Simone De La Rue, the dancer-turned-fitness expert and entrepreneur extraordinaire, invited me to offer nutrition guidance as part of the Body by Simone app, it was the beginning of a wonderful partnership and friendship. It’s been an amazing journey, and I’ve had the pleasure of getting to know so much about this special, motivating woman who is so passionate about supporting women who want to get active and healthy. I couldn’t be happier to be her partner in crime in a business, as friends, or as new mothers, and I’m excited to help you all get to know her the same way I have! You will learn about... Body by Simone: The origin story (1:30) Making dance approachable + fun, just like when we were kids (5:10) Taking care of yourself + staying active throughout pregnancy (8:00) Nutrition during and after pregnancy (20:00) What has made Simone a successful entrepreneur (27:30) What Simone is excited about in the future (40:00) Resources: Get the Body By Simone app ( Instagram: @bodybysimone ( Body By Simone: Prenatal Workout ( Follow Simone’s pregnancy journey + see her cute kid: ( Connect with Kelly: ( Instagram: @bewellbykelly ( Facebook: ( Be Well By Kelly is a production of (
If you’re in a workout rut, our guest today has the answer — and motivation — you need! Kelly McGonigal is a health psychologist, author, and lecturer at Stanford University who specializes in understanding the mind-body connection — and her TED Talk, “How to Make Stress Your Friend,” ( has over 21 million views! As a pioneer in the field of "science-help," her mission is to translate insights from psychology and neuroscience into practical strategies that support personal well-being and strengthen communities. Her bestselling books are based on classes at Stanford, all backed by research. The Upside of Stress ( began as Living Well With Stress. Her latest book, The Joy of Movement ( , explores how physical exercise can be a powerful antidote to the modern epidemics of anxiety, depression, and loneliness. Kelly describes the book as “at once a love letter to movement and to human nature, including our remarkable abilities to persist, cooperate, and experience transcendence,” and you’re going to learn all about it in today’s episode. I was lucky enough to get a sneak peek of this inspirational read, and I can assure you that this is one book you will want in your collection. Not only is Kelly herself incredibly relatable but the science in her book and this episode is incredibly motivational! You will learn about... The gifts that movement give to us (1:30) How you can use exercise to prepare yourself for whatever it is you want to do (3:00) The power of music and its role in the psychology of exercise (6:00) The science behind group flow yoga experiences (9:00) How exercise can make us happier and more resilient (13:00) Why exercise is a powerful antidepressant (16:00) Hope molecules and how Kelly learned to love her muscles (21:30) How different forms of exercise mimic different kinds of mind-altering drugs + why you don’t need to run to get a runner’s high (24:45) What happens when you exercise outdoors (34:40) How physical activity helps you think differently about yourself and what you’re capable of doing (41:00) How writing The Joy of Movement ( changed how Kelly teaches (52:20) Two things you can do every day to nourish your body, nourish your brain, and increase your connection to others (57:00) Resources: ( Get your copy of The Joy of Movement ( Instagram: ( Facebook: ( Twitter: ( Connect with Kelly: ( Instagram: @bewellbykelly ( Facebook: ( Be Well By Kelly is a production of (
Andrew Huberman is an American neuroscientist and tenured professor in the Department of Neurobiology at Stanford University, where he runs Huberman Lab, researching how the brain works (function), how it can change through experience (plasticity) and how to repair brain circuits damaged by injury or disease (regeneration). I’ve been following his work religiously since I first met him at mindbodygreen’s Revitalize event, where he shared his research on the profound effect that breathwork can have on the brain. Today, he shares some real, practical tips for reducing anxiety and improving sleep, including his favorite breathwork script. Not only are all of these practices grounded in science but they’re also accessible to just about everyone. You don’t need any expensive equipment or years of training — just a little time and structure. You will learn about... Real-Time Interventions to Counter Anxiety (16:45) 3 Foundational States (25:50) “Fight, Flight, Freeze, and Confront” (32:50) Neuroplasticity 101 (41:10) Sleep Support Tools (47:30) Deep Rest (1:00:25) Yoga Nidra & Breathwork tips (1:14:45) To learn more, visit: ( Resources: Learn more at ( Instagram: ( Read: “Scientists find fear, courage switches in brain” ( 10-Minute Yoga Nidra: ( 30-Minute Yoga Nidra: ( Be Well By Kelly is a production of (
Hello, new friends! My name is Kelly LeVeque. I’m a certified clinical nutritionist, celebrity health coach, and bestselling author. I am a surfer’s wife, a new mom, and a female entrepreneur trying to juggle it all. I created Be Well by Kelly in 2012 on a mission to help simplify the science of nutrition. I created the Fab Four to help my clients take ownership of their food choices, feel good in their bodies, and achieve their goals. Instead of eliminating, depriving, and restricting, we shift that energy and focus on adding to our plate, nourishing ourselves, and caring for ourselves instead. The Fab Four Lifestyle embodies a spirit of positivity around food and nutrition.  I want to make choices, not cheats. I want to live in balance, quiet my inner perfectionist, and never feel like my goals are out of reach. I want to love the way I look AND feel. I want to be proactive about my long-term health and wellness. I want to have a positive relationship with food for the rest of my life. On this show, I will interview my favorite people — doctor, researchers, farmers, entrepreneurs, moms, my best girlfriends, and family — with the goal of giving you the good stuff: the positive takeaways, the tools and tips that will help you feel and be well, and a dose of motivation to keep you going. Connect with Kelly: ( Instagram: @bewellbykelly ( Facebook: ( Twitter: @bewellbykelly ( Be Well By Kelly is a production of (
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