Kevin GianniWhat do you do when you realize that you may have a hereditary cancer risk and your intent is to find out the keys to perfect wellness? Well, you spend the next two and a half years going across North America in a 36-foot, bio-fuelled RV, named ‘the Kale Whale’, with your wife talking with experts about what works and what doesn’t when it comes to healthy living.

Kevin Gianni is joining us this week to talk about his adventures, learnings and rock bottoms that he had to hit before recognizing what works for him and his body despite what all the professionals say.

Meet Kevin Gianni

Kevin Gianni seriously started researching personal and preventative natural health therapies in 2002 when he was struck with the reality that cancer ran deep in his family and if he didn’t change the way he was living, he might go down that same path. Since then, he’s written and self-published six books on natural health, diet, and fitness, produced over 900 YouTube videos with over 10 million views and has published hundreds of articles.

He’s experimented with many diets and medical protocols to differentiate myth from reality. Kevin has also traveled around the world searching for the best foods, medicines and clinics to introduce them to the readers of the blog he co-founded — — which is one of the most widely read natural health blogs in the world with hundreds of thousands of visitors a month from over 150 countries around the world. (He’s now a contributor there.)

During that time, he and Annmarie co-founded Annmarie Skin Care, a natural, organic skin care and beauty company. He spends his time now keeping the wheels on this award-winning line as acting CEO.

Sometimes the media is interested in what he’s done. Either he or the Annmarie Skin Care products have been featured or interviewed by many media outlets including The New York Times, Huffington Post, the Style Channel, FOX News, Treehugger and Organic Spa Magazine.

He lives in Berkeley, California with his wife, Annmarie, two kids, two cats and a chicken.

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shawn3Aww sleep. There is nothing quite like a restful night of quality zzz’s to set us up for a refreshed and energized day.

Unfortunately, in our modern day society, millions of people are chronically sleep deprived and are suffering as a result. The effects of sleep deprivation can include, but are not limited to, immune system failure, diabetes, cancer, obesity, depression, and memory loss just to name a few.

Our guest today, Shawn Stevenson, is a sleep expert and he is here to shed some light on just how important sleep is. It wasn’t until he became physically sick and unable to function himself until he realized that quality of sleep is a must if you want a quality life.

This episode address’ how much sleep we really need, quality over quantity of sleep as well as how to create a sleep sanctuary, plus much more.

Meet Shawn Stevenson

Shawn Stevenson is a bestselling author and creator of The Model Health Show, featured as the #1 Nutrition and Fitness podcast on iTunes. A graduate of The University of Missouri – St. Louis with a background in biology and kinesiology, Shawn went on to be the founder of Advanced Integrative Health Alliance, a successful company that provides Wellness Services for both individuals and organizations worldwide. Shawn is also a dynamic keynote speaker who has spoken for TEDx, universities, and numerous organizations with outstanding reviews.

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Shirley Plant“Moms need to give themselves permission to say … I’m going to go have a hot bath.” – Shirley Plant
Do you feel overwhelmed when it comes to changing your eating habits (especially your children’s)? Do you feel like you don’t know where to start? Do you feel like you have to sacrifice foods you once loved that aren’t so healthy to foods that are healthy, but maybe not so good? What if you could have both – food that is healthy AND tastes good!
The truth is that eating healthy does not have to be complicated. Like everything in life, there is always a learning curve when doing something new but it’s only as complicated as we decide to make it in our mind. If you believe eating healthy is complicated, then it will be complicated.
Thankfully, Shirley Plant is here to share some simple tips to get you on the track to living a healthy, more energetic life. It is possible and it does not have to be complicated.

Meet Shirley Plant

Shirley Plant has learned, through personal experience, how hard it is to change your life for the better. Diagnosed with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and multiple food and environmental allergies 25 years ago, Shirley knows all about challenges—including how to plan creative, nutritious, and affordable menus that avoid common foods such as dairy, eggs, corn, soy, gluten and sugar. Thanks to an extensive educational background and a passion for helping people find food alternatives that fit their unique requirements, Shirley has earned a reputation for excellence in dietary design.

Shirley is the author of Finally… Food I Can Eat—an inspirational dietary guide and cookbook for people affected by food allergies and intolerances. She is recognized as a menu-planning expert through her company Delicious Alternatives and has also written articles for Eco-Sense, the Celiac News, Kris Carr’s Crazy Sexy Life blog, MindBodyGreen, Elephant Journal and Total Fit Magazine. Shirley has given seminars on food allergies, cooking and menu planning at Health Clinics and Natural Health Food Stores. She offers online programs like The Gluten Free Sugar Free Way where she helps people to remove gluten, dairy and sugar from their diets, the healthy way. Her yearly Eat Real Food Online Health Summit is a free 7 day Summit where she and medical experts share their knowledge on how food plays a role in your health. Offering tips and the latest research on healing with food and the power of the body mind.

As a nutrition coach, Shirley offers her clients and their families a rare understanding and unique expertise that few people can match. Her pleasant and caring manner, her own experience as a food-allergy sufferer and her creative design flair offers hope for clients struggling to find the light at the end of a dark dietary tunnel.

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 Show Notes

  • Meet Shirley Plant. [2:00]
  • A train accident changed everything. [2:53]
  • Little changes will lead to BIG results. [5:02]
  • You need to take control of your health. [8:14]
  • What the traditional medical field may be missing… [11:27]
  • Wifi… Is it affecting your health? [13:28]
  • How to create GOOD habits. [14:39]
  • How to make sure your children eat healthy. [20:18]
  • We, as parents, need to lead by example. [24:48]
  • Food can taste good AND be nutritious. [26:45]
  • Healthy on the outside doesn’t mean healthy on the inside. [27:05]
  • Shirley Plant’s World Lesson. [34:19]
  • Healthy doesn’t need to be complicated. [34:51]
  • The Eat Real Food Health Summit. [35:39]
  • How to get in touch with Shirley Plant. [38:30]

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wakethewolves-stephaniewong“When the source from which we come, comes from a place of love, we can really teach ourselves to be extremely successful in our finances, our health, our business and our relationships.” – Steph & Graham

Have you heard the story? The story about how we all have a battle going on within us right now. A battle between 2 Wolves. One wolf stands for everything that is evil in this world and the other stands for everything that is good in this world.

Steph and Graham share this story and teach us how we have control over this battle. We get to choose which wolf lives and which wolf dies. Which one will you choose?

Meet Steph & Graham

Stephanie Kanoela Wong & Graham James Jeong are Co-Creators for Wake The Wolves. Steph is the Creative Director for Wellness and Graham is the Creative Director for Life Style. Their mission is to be recklessly fun and bold in bringing healthy-conscious living straight into the fingertips of a diverse people.

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wakethewolves-grahamjeongMessages From Wake The Wolves
  • Our new book series is coming this Winter, “SUPERFOODS. SUPERHEROES.” Be sure to sign up for the newsletter (and get a FREE spice guide) on for upcoming details. We’re going to break down everything you need to know to build a SUPERFOODS kitchen cafe at home!
  • Our “Kale. All Day. Err Day.” book is still FREE (for a limited time). Download it now and enjoy the recipes, how-to-videos, and most importantly the RHYMES that will make you laugh and look at kale from a whole new perspective.
  • Our signature #HellaHealthy apparel line is taking off! Order all your healthy holiday gifts before they’re gobbled up!


3 Must-Have Tools For The Kitchen

  1. A SHARP KNIFE (chef or santoku): No need to go fancy here and buy a $300 knife. You can find some great ones on Amazon, or even your local discount store (like Ross or Kohl’s) for under $30 that will last years! The basic one you need is either a 6″ or 8″ CHEF knife or a SANTOKU knife. These are great for cutting veggies and so much more!
  2. LARGE CUTTING BOARD: Again, no need to go fancy. If you can buy wood or bamboo, buy that. If not, just focus on getting a surface that’s large enough to handle food prep. You can always upgrade later. Again, Amazon has great deals for under $30!
  3. STORAGE CONTAINERS: This one’s almost a deal breaker. Using ziplocks all the time is not the best solution for your health or the environment. And preparing your food ahead of time, is one of the best weekly investments you can make for your health. Consider these two kinds of storage containers:
    1. a large glass bowl set with lids (the Pyrex brand has a great affordable set) for all of your prepped kale and veggies; and
    2. a set of small glass containers (like the Glasslock brand) for snacks, lunches, and storing away smaller leftover portions. You can purchase each set for under $30 too! A bonus, is having a set of jars and lids around for dressings, dips, nut butters, smoothies, storing nuts, and more!

Show Notes
  • What is Wake The Wolves? [1:54]
  • Good Wolf VS Bad Wolf. Which one wins? [3:15]
  • Tips on feeding the Good Wolf. [6:42]
  • Steph & Graham’s struggles with Wake The Wolves. [9:15]
  • How did Wake The Wolves come into existence? [11:45]
  • TRX… Suspension training? [11:55]
  • Multi-Million Dollar Entrepreneurs were asking for Graham’s advice… [15:51]
  • The energy to Wake The Wolves! [18:36]
  • Bare minimum tools for success in the kitchen. [22:08]
  • How $5 in the kitchen will take you far! [23:23]
  • Steph & Graham’s Lesson For The World… And Care Bears… [27:10]
  • How to get in touch with Wake The Wolves. [29:36]


About_Jon_photo“Our head is always hoodwinking us out of the real experiences that we crave in life.” – Jon Gabriel

Diets don’t work! What’s the first 3 letters of the word diet? D-I-E… You feel like you want to die every time you diet. No wonder they don’t work. Who wants to put themselves through pain? It’s never sustainable unless it’s enjoyable.

The Gabriel Method is all about a mind-body approach to loosing weight and being healthy. Eat what you want, however much you want, when you want. Sound too good to be true? Well you better take a listen to find out for yourself. This podcast episode will have you living the life you desire. You deserve to give this to yourself.

Meet Jon Gabriel

Jon has a Bachelor of Science in Economics from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. While there, he also pursued extensive coursework in biochemistry and performed research for the internationally recognized biochemist Dr. Jose Rabinowitz.
jon_2001_photoIn 2001, Jon weighed 409 pounds. He’d tried almost every popular diet available without success. Overweight, overworked, and unhappy, Jon was ready to give up. Then on September 11, 2001, Jon received a wake-up call. He was scheduled to fly from Newark to San Francisco that day, and it was only by chance that he was not on United Airlines Flight 93, which crashed in Pennsylvania. This made Jon realize that life was a precious opportunity not to be wasted.
Jon also realized that his weight would eventually kill him, so he decided to do something about it. Over the next two and a half years, Jon lost more than 200 pounds without dieting, pills, or surgery. He also stopped feeling stressed and overworked and started living the life of his dreams. His book, The Gabriel Method: The Revolutionary DIET-FREE Way to Totally Transform Your Body, is an international best seller, translated into 14 languages, with over 350,000 readers worldwide.

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Show Notes
  • Meet Jon Gabriel. [1:02]
  • How did Jon get to 409lbs? [2:31]
  • What does Dr. Atkins do when his “diet” doesn’t work? [4:50]
  • The list of things that didn’t work. [5:21]
  • The turning point… Your body wants to be fat… [7:00]
  • The decision that changed everything. [8:09]
  • Don’t stress out… You might get fat. [9:05]
  • Your head may be what’s holding you back. [10:23]
  • Eating junk food and loosing weight? [11:42]
  • What was Jon’s routine? [13:19]
  • The power of meditation and visualization. [14:38]
  • The premise of The Gabriel Method. [15:17]
  • Dieting doesn’t work! [16:20]
  • Cravings that serve you. [17:35]
  • Meditation. The world’s greatest experience. [18:32]
  • Follow the voice… [20:45]
  • Baby steps from the creator of The Gabriel Method. [25:58]
  • Turmeric Latté? [32:07]
  • Jon’s Lesson For The World. [33:39]
  • How to get a hold of Jon and the Gabriel Method. [34:27]