The Sakara Life Podcast
Making Fiber Sexy with Dr. Will Bulsiewicz
Season 1, Ep. 40
In this episode, we welcomed one of our favorite world-renowned gastroenterologists and best-selling authors, Dr. Will Bulsiewicz, to discuss the connection between the food we eat and our gut health. He shares his personal health journey and, in line with the Sakara philosophy, he believes in a fibrous and plant-rich diet and breaks down how crucial it is to our overall health. Dr. Bulsiewicz also explains the science behind why all fiber is not created equal and the role feeding our microbes fiber plays in transforming our gut health. He advocates for intuitively eating nourishing, healing foods rather than restricting and dieting. This episode will encourage you to create healthier lifestyle habits such as introducing a greater variety of plants into your diet, exercising, and eating foods that make you feel joyful.Dr. Bulsiewicz is also the creator of the Plant Fed Gut online course, which is a 7-week educational course to help give people the tools to reverse gut dysbiosis. If you’re interested in learning more about his work, you can sign up for his course here.
The Clean Beauty Frontier with Gregg Renfrew
In this episode, I sit down with Beautycounter’s CEO and founder, Gregg Renfrew to discuss her incredible work as a pioneer of the clean beauty movement and her advocacy work on Capitol Hill. We chat about the need for transparency in the beauty (and food) industry and how so many of the products used on a daily basis contain harmful, endocrine-disrupting ingredients. Gregg shares her “never” list as well as which products are “okay” to use even if they’re not the cleanest. We also talk about the incredible mission behind Beautycounter and her advocacy work, along with some useful tips for women who are aspiring entrepreneurs. This episode will inspire you to not only re-evaluate the products you're using in your daily life, but encourage you to find your purpose in life whether it’s in starting your own company or finding your personal mission and purpose in this world.
Bravely Forging Your Own Path with Cleo Wade
In this episode, we sit down with bestselling author, poet, and activist Cleo Wade to discuss the inspiration behind her new children’s book, What The Road Said. We discuss how it reminds us all to embrace the journey of life and trust ourselves along the way. We explore the notion of self-care and self-love, and how they deeply impacts the way we show up in the world each day. This conversation will inspire you to examine your own notions of self-love, embolden you to use your voice, and bravely forge your own path in life. When you invest in your relationship with yourself it deepens your connection to others and reveals your purpose here on Earth.If you’re interested in attending the Empowered Motherhood virtual event we mentioned in the mid-roll, please sign up: https://empoweredmotherhood.splashthat.com.
The Pressure To Be Perfect with Dr. Sasha Heinz
Have you ever found yourself saying, ‘if I do this, then I will be that?’ Dr. Sasha Heinz calls this the ‘perfection project’ that many of us experience on the never ending journey to chasing ‘happiness.’ Women especially tend to put a lid on our desires and appetite for life which disconnects us from our true wanting. In this episode, I dig deep with Dr. Heinz to reveal the root cause of this habit, how to break the cycle, and figure out what our souls are yearning for to live a more fulfilled life without judgement. As a developmental psychologist with a Masters in applied Positive Psychology, Dr. Heinz is a true expert on this topic with an extremely approachable authenticity, and telling her personal story was so powerful it brought me to tears. Join us in this candid conversation around a taboo topic that will uplift and inspire you.
Ancient Medicine & Spirituality with Dr. Josh Axe
In this informative episode, I sit down with Dr. Josh Axe, bestselling author and functional medicine doctor, to discuss the role ancient remedies play in achieving total body healing. We discuss the importance of superfoods and herbs, and how incorporating them into our diets can heal various imbalances, particularly with the skin and the gut. Our conversation takes an unexpected turn from nutrition and physical health, to discussing how our relationship to God/Spirit and how the energy we radiate can deeply impact our wellbeing. This episode will not only encourage you to eat the rainbow and incorporate more superfoods into your diet, but encourage you to re-examine your connection to a higher power. And, as Dr. Axe mentions, one of the most transformational things we can do for our healing is to radiate love and positivity into the world.
Unlocking Our Sexual Pleasure with Kiana Reeves
In this episode, I sit down with sex educator and Foria’s Chief Brand Officer, Kiana Reeves, for an intimate conversation around the meaning of libido-- and of good sex. Kiana shares some of her top, juicy tips for ultimate self-pleasure and breaks down how we can all become more comfortable in our bodies, emotionally and physically, during sex. We discuss how pleasure, intimacy, and connection are all interconnected and how we can use it as part of an ever-expanding experience of one-ness (whether partnered or solo). This episode will encourage you to evaluate your own sex life and the things that could be holding you back from finding your highest form of pleasure.
Claiming Your Sexual Power with Jaiya Ma
Season 1, Ep. 34
We welcome world-famous sexologist and author, Jaiya Ma, for a juicy, honest conversation around sexual wellness. Jaiya has made it her life mission to raise consciousness about pleasure and sexuality on this earth and give people the tools to uncover their sexual power. She candidly shares her own sexual awakening and how she came to reclaim her view of sex and herself despite ingrained narratives in society. Want to unlock your most vibrant sex life? Jaiya takes you through her Erotic Blueprint quiz to help you reveal your true sexual desires.This thought-provoking episode, prompts us all to re-evaluate our belief systems that are holding us back from pleasure and examine the layers of what each of us has been conditioned and taught about our sexuality by society.If you’re interested in learning more about your own sexual desires, head to the link below to take Jaiya’s Erotic Blueprint Quiz. This quiz is designed to help us all feel empowered in our sexuality and have the tools to tap into our power and potential.https://s.surveyanyplace.com/eroticblueprint%20
Recharging Your Libido with Dr. Jill Blakeway
Season 1, Ep. 33
What is an acupuncturist/energy healer doing talking about sex? Dr. Jill Blakeway, who I had the pleasure of working with on my fertility journey, says that our libido is life energy. Today we’re discussing her book Sex Again, which she wrote to help her patients get back to sex, but from the perspective of what sex is or can do for you energetically. She explains that sex can be used as a tool for us all to experience enlightenment, to tap into the collective consciousness— and feel oneness with the world. Whether you’re looking to reconnect to your sexuality with yourself or a partner, she provides us with actionable (and fun!) tips for reigniting our inner flame. We also discuss what it really means to be “sexy” and how it all starts with self-acceptance and releasing the ego. This episode will encourage you to examine your sexuality and reclaim your connectedness to self and the world.
Empowered Birth with Dr. Aviva Romm MD
Season 1, Ep. 32
As a new mother, we could not be more excited to talk all things pregnancy with Dr. Aviva Romm, Yale-trained MD, midwife, Sakara Council member, and someone Danielle and I use as a trusted resource for questions on motherhood both for Sakara and personally. She was the one who I picked up the phone and called when I had a miscarriage, when I was struggling with fertility, and then finally when I was 41 weeks pregnant and trying to get labor going. She has imparted so much wisdom with us throughout our fertility and pregnancy journeys and today we get to share that knowledge with all of you! Aviva has been working with women for over 35 years but last year during COVID her focus shifted, creating the #Ideservebirthsupport movement, in which she offers a free pregnancy support course already helping over 9,000 women! On today’s podcast we discuss how important it is to understand the array of options during pregnancy and birth and just how crucial it is to have a support circle. For any woman on their motherhood journey, this candid and beautiful episode will provide you with some helpful tools for how to nourish your body throughout all stages and ensure optimal health for you andbaby.Aviva imparts actionable tips that will allow you to feel empowered throughout your journey into pregnancy and beyond.