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Add a dose of goodness to your day and explore what it means to thrive in life. Kim Forrester interviews world-leading experts and takes a deep-dive into the characteristics and daily habits that can boost your physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being, and help you flourish.
 
I have struggled with sugar addiction for most of my life and finally found my path to freedom by giving up all sugar and all flour on January 13, 2018. I never thought I would be free from the misery of addiction and am so grateful to be where I am now. This podcast is about my personal journey and transformation from sugar addict to freedom and what my life looks like day-to-day as I continue to live the sweet life without sugar. I talk about challenges and victories and hope to inspire ot ...
 
The Bottom Line Advocator was created for those who want to do more and be more in their lives. Each day, you either get better or worse—there’s no staying the same. The outcome depends on making informed decisions. The Bottom Line Advocator, hosted by Bottom Line CEO Sarah Hiner, elicits advice from today’s most successful and influential experts, sharing not just the "whats" but the "how tos" of implementing their knowledge into action-focused advice. The more you know, the better your dec ...
 
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In this episode of Veggie Doctor Radio, I interview Dr. Nicole Avena about the importance of diet during pregnancy, how to shape our children’s food preferences and the effect of diet culture on our food choices. About featured guest: Dr. Nicole Avena is a research neuroscientist and expert in the fields of nutrition, diet and addiction, with a spe…
 
In this episode we speak with Dr. Nicole Avena, PhD about the importance of preparing mom & dad before conception. Dr. Avena is a research neuroscientist and expert in the fields of nutrition, diet and addiction. She is also an expert in diet during pregnancy, and childhood nutrition. Dr. Avena received a Ph.D. in Psychology and Neuroscience from P…
 
In today's episode I talk with Dr. Ritamarie about how to balance your hormones for optimal health. She explains the impact that food has on our hormones and how to bring them back into balance. She also shares her own health journey and recovery story. Dr. Ritamarie Loscalzo, founder of the Institute of Nutritional Endocrinology, is passionately c…
 
In this episode we speak with Krista O'Reilly-Davi-Digui about perseverance in the face of life's many challenges.Krista works as a writer + Joyful Living Educator at alifeinprogress.ca. As a stubborn questioner, hopeful reformer, and a highly sensitive human in a messy world, her motto is: You're imperfect. Life is messy. Show up anyway. Through h…
 
Disclaimer: The information on this blog, website and podcast is for informational purposes only. It is not meant to replace careful evaluation and treatment. If you have concerns about your or your child’s eating, nutrition or growth, consult a doctor. I have an affiliate partnership with Splendid Spoon where you can get $25 off your first order i…
 
In this episode we speak with Dan DeFigio about the detrimental effects of sugar in our diet and how to break free of sugar addiction.Dan is a well-known nutrition expert who has been featured on CNN’s Fit Nation, The Dr. Phil Show, SELF Magazine, Readers Digest, Weight Watchers, Shape Magazine, and a host of other media outlets. He’s best known fo…
 
In today's episode I talk to Chef AJ about how abstinence is bliss and the way to lifelong management of weight and of recovery from food addiction. She also has eaten a plant-exclusive diet for over 43 years and feels that people don't recover because they eat animal products, but because they exclude sugar, flour, and alcohol. Chef AJ shares her …
 
In this episode we speak with Sarah Hendrickson, Olympian and World Champion in the sport of ski jumping about the benefits of plant-based dieting and the unique pressures for female athletes.Sarah attended the first ever Olympic Games in Sochi Russia in 2014, and with bib number one, became the first ever female to ski jump in an Olympic event. Pr…
 
In this episode of Veggie Doctor Radio, I interview Dr. David Sabgir the cardiologist who founded Walk with a Doc and continues to inspire health and wellbeing in others. About featured guest: Dr. David Sabgir is a full-time cardiologist in Columbus, OH and the Founding CEO of Walk with a Doc, an international nonprofit with a mission to inspire co…
 
In today's episode I talk with Dr. Keira Barr, a dual board-certified dermatologist and menopause specialist, about how to feel our best in mid-life and how important the role stress plays in both our skin and hormone health. Blending science with soul, Dr. Keira Barr turns conventional methodologies on their heads so midlife women can feel comfort…
 
Shannon Hayes is a sustainable farmer, entrepreneur, author, café owner, and CEO of Sap Bush Hollow Farm in New York State, USA. She is the author of several popular books, including her latest title, Redefining Rich. In this episode, Kim Forrester connects with Shannon to explore what it really means to prosper in life and to learn how we each mak…
 
In today's episode we celebrate Susan's 1-Year Sugarversary! Susan Miller is a Nutritional Therapy Practitioner who decided to give up sugar, flour, and alcohol in March of 2020. After a couple of months of slips and starts she came clean on June 1st and has not looked back despite the pandemic and a personal bout with COVID 19. An advocate of 12-s…
 
Dr Dawna Markova is co-founder of the Random Acts of Kindness movement and the Worldwide Women’s Web, a former senior research affiliate of the Organizational Learning Center at MIT, and author of a treasure trove of books including, I Will Not Die an Unlived Life, and her latest title, Living a Loved Life: Awakening Wisdom Through Stories of Inspi…
 
In this episode of Veggie Doctor Radio, I interview Dr. Ashley Gearhardt about food addiction and the many complexities of the human brain. About featured guest: Dr. Ashley Gearhardt is an Associate Professor of Psychology in the Clinical Science area at the University of Michigan. She received her Ph.D. in clinical psychology at Yale University wi…
 
In this episode we speak with Sandy Smeenk about chronic pain disorders and the ILC Foundation.Sandy is the Co-Founder & Executive Director of The ILC Charitable Foundation (“The ILC”). The “ILC” is the abbreviation for “Improving the Lives of Children” touching children of all ages and throughout adult-life. Sandy has worked with and led teams of …
 
Download the free bean guide at doctoryami.com/beans Disclaimer: The information on this blog, website and podcast is for informational purposes only. It is not meant to replace careful evaluation and treatment. If you have concerns about your or your child’s eating, nutrition or growth, consult a doctor. I have an affiliate partnership with Splend…
 
In today's episode I talk with my mentor and friend, Bitten Jonsson. We talk about progression not perfection in recovery and the importance of baby steps. If you missed earlier episodes with Bitten, you can listen here: Episode 23 - Bitten tells her story and wisdom: https://anchor.fm/siobhan99/episodes/23---Sugar-Addiction-Specialist-Bitten-Jonss…
 
Scarlett Lewis is a mother, accomplished artist, and founder of the Jesse Lewis Choose Love Movement, which she created in honour of her son who was killed in the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre of December 2012. Scarlett is the author of Nurturing, Healing Love: A Mother’s Journey of Hope and Forgiveness. In this episode, Kim Forrester conne…
 
In this episode we speak with Dr. Kien Vuu about the limitations of conventional medicine and finding the place for purpose and passion within our health plan.Dr. Vuu is one of the most sought after longevity and performance physicians in the country. He received his undergraduate degree in Biochemistry and medical degree from University of Califor…
 
In this episode of Veggie Doctor Radio, I interview Juan-Carlos “Carly” Asse about his plant-based journey and what he is most passionate about now. About featured guest: Juan-Carlos Asse has produced 3 award winning documentaries (Unsupersize Me, Unsupersize Us, Unsupersize Me in Cuba) about how you can drastically improve your health with a whole…
 
In this episode we speak with Dr. Nicholas Romanov about the science of movement and his development of the Pose Method of Running,Dr. Romanov graduated with Honors in 1974 (Bachelor of Science in Physical Education). As a teacher he later discovered that while there was plenty of instruction on techniques in other sports, in running there was inst…
 
In today's episode I had a lovely conversation with Dan DeFigio, author of "Beating Sugar Addiction For Dummies." We talked about sugar addiction and the importance of the WHY people eat versus the WHAT people eat. We also took some interesting side tangents so enjoy! Dan DeFigio is a well-known nutrition expert who has been featured on CNN's Fit N…
 
Fabiana Fondevila is an Argentinian writer, speaker, ritual maker and teacher, helping individuals bring forth their best selves with wonder and enthusiasm. Fabiana’s new book is titled, Where Wonder Lives. Practices for Cultivating the Sacred in Your Daily Life. In this episode, Kim Forrester connects with Fabiana to discuss the power of amazement…
 
In this episode of Veggie Doctor Radio, I converse with Dr. Aumatma about the role that diet and lifestyle play in our fertility and what we can start to do about it. About featured guest: Dr. Aumatma Shah is a board-certified Naturopathic Endocrinologist, in practice for close to 15 years. She specializes in fertility and is the best-selling autho…
 
In today's 100th episode Dr. Vera Tarman is back! We talk about the implications of antidepressants, stimulants, and other medications for someone that is a sugar addict. Dr Vera Tarman is the Medical Director of Renascent, which is an inpatient drug and alcohol treatment centre in Canada. She has been an international speaker, educator and medical…
 
Polly Campbell is an author, podcaster, and speaker who writes and talks about practical personal development, delivering science-based strategies and research in a down-to-earth style. Polly’s fourth book is entitled You, Recharged. In this episode, Kim Forrester chats with Polly about the importance of vitality and explores the ways we can each r…
 
In this episode of Veggie Doctor Radio, I interview Tyler Mayoras about his plant-based journey and what led him to start Cool Beans. About featured guest: Tyler Mayoras is giving a glow-up to the world’s most under-appreciated superfood: the bean. A passionate impact investor and entrepreneur, he co-founded Cool Beans with a vision of bringing sus…
 
In this episode we speak with Dr. Francisco Contreras about his approach to integrative cancer care.Dr. Contreras is a cancer specialist renowned for integrating alternative therapies with conventional cancer treatment. For the last 38 years, he has treated tens of thousands of patients who have come from more than 60 countries seeking alternative …
 
In today's episode I talk with the ONE and ONLY, Dr. Robert Lustig! He talks about his new book, "Metabolical: The Lure and the Lies of Processed Food, Nutrition, and Modern Medicine," where he addresses nutrition, food science, and global health, and explains how by focusing on real food we can reverse chronic disease and promote longevity. Descri…
 
Mike Fairclough is an internationally acclaimed educator and is regarded as a thought-leader in the field of character education. He is the author of two books, including the newly released 'Wild Thing: Embracing Childhood Traits in Adulthood for a Happier, More Carefree Life'. In this episode, Kim Forrester chats with Mike about how we can boost o…
 
In this episode of Veggie Doctor Radio, I chat with Dr. Sagar Doshi and his wife Dr. Jimisha Patel about their journey to plant-based nutrition and lifestyle medicine. About featured guest: Sagar (married to Jimisha) MD, Northeast Ohio Medical University Residency, Emergency Medicine, Wright Patterson/Wright State —Former USAF Major Board Certified…
 
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