The Sakara Life Podcast
Eating To Beat Disease with Dr. William Li
Season 3, Ep. 62
Did you know that every time we sit down to eat a meal, our nutritional choices have the power to make a lasting impact on our health and our body’s ability to fight off disease? If not, this episode is for you! We are joined by the brilliant Dr. William Li, who is a member of Sakara’s Science Council and is a renowned scientist and author. In this episode, we discuss his book, Eat To Beat Disease, and the connection between our plate and our body’s health. He outlines our 5 different defense systems and how we can eat strategically to make these as strong as possible. We also discuss some of our favorite superfoods (including coffee!) and the role they play in staving off cancer and ensuring optimal health.
Honoring Your Truth with Bella Hadid and Jen Batchelor of Kin Euphorics
Season 4, Ep. 78
Today we're joined for the first time by two fellow entrepreneurs, who are pioneers of one of the fastest-growing markets in health and wellness today. Jen Bachelor and Bella Hadid are the co-founders of Kin Euphorics, a company rooted in Ayurvedic medicine, crafting functional adult beverages designed to offer an entourage effect using natural ingredients that nourish the mind and body. We connect with Bella and Jen about what it’s like being female co-founders in the world of wellness, and the shared ethos that drew us to one another. We then explore the idea of the “reckoning”, where Bella and Jen open up about their own personal transformation stories, and the pivotal moments that left each of them with no choice but to abandon any long-held beliefs or social pressures in search of the tools and rituals that would ultimately bring them together in pursuit of nourishing their bodies, minds, and spirits from the inside out.
The Truth Behind The History of Fast Food
Season 4, Ep. 77
In today’s episode, we’re joined by scholar, national speaker, professor, and author of the Pulitzer prize winning book Franchise: The Golden Arches in Black America, Dr. Marcia Chatelain. This conversation explores the societal factors that have led to the rise of the fast food industry over the last 50 years—and the misconceptions many have about why communities rely on fast and convenience foods. We also dive into the more intimate side of what food means on an individual level, discussing the true meaning of generational wealth, and what a legacy of values, knowledge, and education around our global food systems could possibly look like.
The Truth About Our Food System: Is It Medicine, or Poison? with Dr. Robert Lustig
Season 4, Ep. 76
In this episode, we are joined by esteemed pediatric neuro endocrinologist, professor, and author, Dr. Robert Lustig, to discuss the industry-disrupting research around processed foods, and how it could lead to systemic breakthroughs in how we treat and prevent many of the chronic metabolic diseases that are increasingly on the rise. We go deep into the science behind many of the topics in his new book, Metabolical, to understand the nuances behind how food either works for us or against us. This eye-opening conversation makes clear the meaning of food as medicine, and brings a critical awareness to the connection between our plate and our life-long health from childhood onward.