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The Golden Gut Podcast

The Golden Gut Podcast

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From gut health to gut instinct, our gut is so connected to our body+mind+spirit! Awaken a more mindful-you through the conversations with The Golden Gut Podcast on wellness, self-love, entrepreneurship, and more on this quest to feel good + Stay Golden!
13 Episodes
Episode 12: Go with the Fló – The Power of Plant Medicine + Collective Consciousness~Alana’s Golden Rule: Love Everyone Like a Brother, Have Fun, and Be Here Now~“Everything you need to heal is already inside of you or growing in your backyard” is Alana’s philosophy behind Naptown Fló. The powerful driving force behind Alana is made up of pure love – love for herself and love for everyone she has the opportunity to connect with. Her journey to Go with the Fló started when she received a diagnosis of HPV, Human papillomavirus infection, with the scary possibility of this illness later leading into cancer, but her resiliency to life allowed her to refuse to accept this fate and found a naturopathic book (linked below) that changed her entire life.In this episode, herbalist and plant communicator, Alana shares the power of plant medicine, and how to connect with these beautiful creatures in their truest essence to aid with healing ourselves to be our absolute best and truest self that we can be.ResourcesDoctrine of Signatures – whenever a plant mimics something of the body, it’s usually meant to help that part of the bodyBook: Yoga Bitch by Suzanne MorrisonBook: HPV & Cervical Dysplasia: A Naturopathic Approach by Jane Semple, MA, NDLacy Phillips – EXPANDED podcast and To Be MagneticMercury in Retrograde – Refinery 29Connect with Naptown FlóInstagram: @naptownfloWeb: naptownflo.comConnect with The Golden Gut!website: www.thegoldengut.cominstagram: @thegoldngutMusical stylings via
Staying R E A L in the age of Insta-Worthy lives can be challenging, but social media guru, Maddie Scott gives us the low-down on how to find the balance between authenticity and chic content when it comes to building your business in the age of the influencer. In this episode, Maddie, shares how she trusted those strong gut feelings of hers to lead her to launching her side hustle, The Buzzing Blonde. She opens up about getting fired at age 21 and how that propelled her forward to fight fiercely for what she dreams of creating! Maddie shares how managing her business, while working a traditional 9-5, has sprung on unwarranted anxiety attacks, but lets us know she’s here to keep it real in chasing after what she loves most in this world!For all the side-hustlers and passion-projectors in the world, this one is for you! Life’s too short to sweat the small stuff… in the word’s of The Buzzing Blonde’s Golden Rule, “Eat the Carbs!”Connect with The Buzzing Blonde!IG @thebuzzingblondeFacebook: Connect with The Golden Gut!website: www.thegoldengut.cominstagram: @thegoldngutMusical stylings via
Cindy Aguirre is the owner and visionary behind Aqua Serene Wellness, which is a collaborative wellness center in Carmel, Indiana! They share with the community a variety of healing modalities, including digestive health coaching and colon hydrotherapy in which Cindy deep dives with us in this episode!Cindy’s love for holistic healing was charged in the 80s by the health challenges that her newborn son faced as a first-time mama. Since then, she has become certified in Jin Shin Jyutsu energy work, massage therapy, a certified digestive health specialist, and an esthetician to name just a few!After her own personal experience with a digestive health issue, Cindy learned of a tumor in her colon that lead to a whirlwind of doctors, Western medicine practices and ultimately the removal of a part of her large intestines. After the surgery Cindy was left with debilitating IBS (irritable bowel syndrome), which lead her to find colon hydrotherapy and changed her life and lead her to share this resource and teach others how to “embrace pooping!” *Please note this title is a tribute to RDN Kate ScarlataConnect with Aqua Serene Wellness!IG @aqua_serene_wellnessFacebook: Indy Holistic Hub Member - with The Golden Gut!website: www.thegoldengut.cominstagram: @thegoldngutMusical stylings via
Episode 09: Become Your Own Self Healer: Food as Medicine, Energy Healing + Spiritual Growth with Heal Your DiseaseIn working through self-limiting beliefs, we are capable of becoming our own self-healers! Derek Weaver, with Heal Your Disease, shares with us his journey to a holistic lifestyle and how he helps guide others toward leading a self-healing. With more than 8 years of experience in health food store environments, as well as national supplement organizations, Derek shares his gifts with the world through his business, Heal Your Disease, located in Broad Ripple, Indiana. Through the School of Natural Healing he is a certified Herbalist, as well as an Iridologist, Reiki Practitioner, and Health Coach. In this episode, Derek deeps dives for us:How nutritional values play an integral role in healing thyselfReiki! What it is and how this universal life force energy can aid our physical dis-ease by working through emotional and energetic blockages in the body.How to work through the growing pains that come along with one's spiritual journeyConnect with Derek!Web: www.HealYourDisease.comFacebook: @healyourdiseaseThe Holistic Psychologist - Healing Your Inner Child Meditation friends, email me to book a FREE Reiki Session!
Episode 08: Girl, Yes You Can: Finding Freedom through MindsetNew mindset, who this? Indy Mindset & Fitness Coach, Jen Elliott knows what’s up when it comes to the power of her mind. She actively works on shifting her own mindset, as well as encourages clients and those around her to move in a direction toward self-worth. As a full-time girl boss behind Jen Elliott Wellness, her mission is to teach women how to ditch extremes and love their bodies while still seeing results. And this gal knows what she’s talking about. She’s a certified personal trainer and holds a Precision Nutrition certification, but Jen wasn’t always a body positivity activist and all about the burpees for breakfast lifestyle. Her journey toward self-healing started shortly after college graduation when she began to experience severe and debilitating gut issues along with B U R N O U T… can you relate?In this episode, Jen shares how she:-Tunes into her body + listens to her gut intuition-Stays grounded while also being a goal digger-Found fitness and food freedom and empowers other women to do the sameConnect with Jen Elliott!Blog: Facebook: @jenelliottwellnessWeb: with The Golden Gut!website: www.thegoldengut.cominstagram: @thegoldngutMusical stylings via
Episode 07: Be Your Authentic Self - Overcoming Hormonal Imbalances to Becoming a MamaPCOS Advocate. New Mama. Plus Size Style. Budgeting Queen. All of this and so much more is what encompasses The Pretty Plus, an Indianapolis-based lifestyle blog curated by the incredible Brittney Mason! Brittney joins us on The Golden Gut Podcast to talk about how she’s learned to trust her gut and live up to her life’s Golden Rule “Be Your Authentic Self.” Her health journey with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) started nearly 8 years ago, and she’s been on a mission since to overcome this hormonal imbalance. She shares some of the mental and physical roadblocks she had to work through, including undergoing weight loss surgery, to get to a healthy place with her body so that she could live out her dream of having a baby. And at 30, she is filled with wellness and joy as a first-time mama. The Pretty Plus gives us an inside look on how healthy living doesn’t have to be overwhelming, with simple grocery shopping hacks (and this girl’s weekly grocery budget is $50!) to shifting your mindset. ResourcesConnect with The Pretty Plus!Blog: @ThePrettyPlusFacebook: YouTube: with The Golden Gut!website: www.thegoldengut.cominstagram: @thegoldngutMusical stylings via
Episode 06: Farmers Market Fresh - Healing Communities Through FoodOdessa Wallace is the Market Master behind the magic that is Indy’s Food Co-Op! What started as a buying club with a couple of friends in September 2017, quickly grew into a what is now a food cooperative and has since expanded into Indianapolis’ East Side Marketspace farmers market. In this episode, Odessa shares how she brought her dream to life for making truly fresh, wholesome food affordable for families in her community. With Odessa at the helm, Indy’s Food Co-Op is 100% volunteer-driven. Odessa and the leaders of the cooperative have created a place for love to grow and community to heal by sharing the accessibility of real food.Odessa also shares that after battling her fair share of issues with Mast Cell Activation Syndrome and multiple chemical sensitivity, she knows the important role that food plays in taking care of her gut to heal her body. As a mama of 4 she values the food education she is instilling in her own family’s lives, as well as the families she connects with!ResourcesConnect with Odessa and Indy’s Food Co-Op!website: www.indysfoodcoop.comInstagram: @indysfoodcoop and @eastsidemarketspace Connect with Amanda!website: www.thegoldengut.cominstagram: @thegoldngutMusical stylings via
Episode 05: The Common Denominator is YOU - Healing Yourself for Health & HappinessHealthy Living Expert and Coach, Erica Ballard, is a firm believer that everyone deserves to be healthy and happy and this girl is on a mission to share this with us all! In this episode, Erica shares how she trusts/takes care of her gut, up’d her mindset and lives a life of self-worth!Before health coaching, Erica will be the first to tell you that her idea for what the vision of health looked like was totally skewed by diet culture and being enslaved to the gym. Then one day, she had an instinctive gut hit that told her this wasn’t right. She has been able to find healing for herself through real food, meditation, and slowing down to live a life of love over fear because to get where we want to be, as she says, the common denominator is you!Knowledge is power, and her passion for health and wellness is backed not only by her own personal experiences, but education as well. She has a Master’s of Science from Tufts University School of Medicine, a Bachelor’s of Arts from Indiana University, and is a Certified Health Coach through the Institute for Integrative Nutrition. Erica’s expertise have been featured with Women’s Health, Orange Theory Fitness, Linking Indy Women, Green Bean, True U, and The Mom Project just to name a few!Enjoy this expansive conversation with Erica Ballard on all things gut health, tuning into your body, and putting in the work to live your best life!ResourcesConnect with Erica!website: www.ericaballardhealth.comInstagram: @ericaballardhealthPodcast: The Full PlateThe B Method (corporate wellness program): www.thebmethod.comConnect with Amanda!website: www.thegoldengut.cominstagram: @thegoldngut Musical stylings via
Episode 04: Trust Your Gut - Finding Love After LossMarried at 24 and widowed not even a year later. Running away from her public relations business. Finding her car stolen while traveling abroad. Learning the truth about her biological father, finding out that she has 3 kid siblings and discovering a new identity as a biracial person. At almost 30 years-old, Maranda Saling has experienced more grief and confusion during the past 5 years of her life than most experience in an entire lifetime.She is a woman of resilience. She has chosen to turn her hardships into a life of love, and refuses to settle for anything but.In this episode, we explore Maranda’s resilience and learn how through trusting her gut intuition she has found a life of abundance in such a profound way. Maranda spends her days choosing love through self-care practices, lots of travel, and writing! She’s even working toward releasing her first book (fingers crossed, THIS summer!).Join The Golden Gut Podcast in this honest conversation with Maranda Saling about love, loss, grief relief and so much more!ResourcesConnect with Maranda!Blog: One Passenger, One Way Instagram: @marandasalingConnect with Amanda!website: www.thegoldengut.cominstagram: @thegoldngutMusical stylings via
Episode 03: You are Your Greatest Limitation: Gym Co-Founder on Gut Health + EntrepreneurshipBecky Fouard is the definition of a GIRL B-O-S-S! Becky’s Golden Rule is that “You are Your Greatest Limitation,” and how true is that!? If you want something GO AFTER IT, and don’t let anyone, including yourself stand in the way of seeing your dreams come to life! In this episode, Becky shares how the lessons she learned growing up on a farm in Kansas have helped her grow into the health-centered individual that she is today. Aside from managing her full-time corporate job, and helping out with the non-profit HATCH for Hunger, Becky is also the co-founder of M4G CrossFit. She has touched so many lives in the Indianapolis community with her passion for spreading awareness of health and body positivity. Along her health journey, 2 years ago Becky learned that she is one of the 3.1 million Americans living with an inflammatory bowel disease, and shares with us how she has learned to live a flourishing life with her ulcerative colitis through diet and exercise, and spills her tips and tricks for keeping her gut in check while being a girl on the go!ResourcesInBody - inbodyusa.comAO Scan Digital Body Analyzer BOOK ALERT → The 5 Choices by Kory KogonBOOK ALERT → The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen CoveyConnect with Becky!Instagram: @bfouard and with Amanda!website: www.thegoldengut.cominstagram: @thegoldngutMusical stylings via
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