The Sakara Life Podcast
The Sakara Life Podcast
About The Sakara Life Podcast
Curated conversations that dig deep into the ancient rituals and modern research we can all use to build lives we love living. Each week, Sakara Life founders, Whitney & Danielle, sit down with today's top physicists, mystics, chefs, healers, and CEOs, to explore the areas of life where science and spirituality coexist and thoughts turn into real, live things. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
On today’s episode, we had the pleasure of speaking with bestselling author and world renowned speaker, Dr. Gabor Maté. An expert in trauma and addiction, Dr. Mate illuminates the vastly overlooked connection between trauma, stress, and disease that research has proven time and time again. In a quest to better understand ourselves and our behaviors, we take a glimpse at our founder, Danielle Duboise’s own childhood as an example of understanding and relating to the trauma and coping mechanisms that we learn as children– and how they carry into adulthood. We also explore the real impacts of what Dr. Mate calls a “toxic culture” on our overall long-term health, and the tools we can use to move towards finding our true selves while healing from suffering. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
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. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
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. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
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. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
On today's episode, we are joined by the renowned Dr. Leigh Erin Connealy, who is a leader in the functional medicine space and primarily known for her work around preventing cancer through addressing patients’ lifestyle habits. We discuss how the cancer treatment landscape has been revolutionized, from treatment protocols to the research supporting the importance of lifestyle habits in relation to the development and prevention of many different diseases. Dr. Connealy shares how to take preventative action before diagnosis, and how her center, Cancer Center for Healing and Center for New Medicine, which has become the largest integrative medical clinic in North America, is designed with a patient-first approach. Her work is the perfect example of one of our Sakara values, science and spirit, and reminds us that we have so much agency when it comes to our overall health. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
In this episode, we are joined by our longtime inspiration and spiritual mentor, Marianne Williamson, to discuss her book, A Return To Love, and all the ways it’s impacted us both. Throughout this conversation, we discuss how we can all honor our inner voice in order to find true spiritual peace and guidance - regardless of religion. Marianne explains why walking in love both with ourselves (and others) is critical for us to unlock our true purpose and find fulfillment in life. This beautiful conversation serves as a reminder that living in service to others is so important for true connection and allows us to experience the divine. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
In this episode, we’re joined by Nancy Easton, Founder and Executive Director of Wellness in The Schools, and Sakara Science Council Advisor and WITS Board Member, Maya Feller, to discuss the important work we are all doing to help bring proper nutrition and education to the next generation. We discuss all of the complexities of our current food system and the history behind how we got here - from our relationships with farmers, the environments we live in, and the lack of access to nutritional food (especially in schools). This conversation is extremely eye-opening around the systemic changes needed in order to make an impact on the health of our future generation and the quality of food that we all have access to. After hearing this episode, if you feel called to support WITS’ incredible mission, please head to the link below to learn more and donate: wellnessintheschools.org/donate Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
In this special episode, our Senior Director, Procurement and R&D, Tyler Ranson, sits down with one of the acclaimed farmers behind the hit “Big Little Farms” documentary, Molly Chester, to discuss the connection between our plate and the health of our bodies and the earth. Molly shares her family’s unique approach to farming and how they operate from a place of intentionality when it comes to how they interact with their land and ecosystem. Tyler and Molly also discuss the importance of enjoying food thoughtfully and why it’s critical for each of us to understand how the current farming landscape is impacting everything from the health of the soil, our communities, economy, and more. Ultimately, this episode will encourage you to reflect on your food choices and seek to better understand how what we consume impacts everything around us. To shop our limited-time Black Friday sitewide sale, use the code BFPODCAST for 25% off all products - happy shopping! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
In celebration of our newest launch, Sakara Systems, we’re bringing you another solo episode to chat about this exciting moment that’s been over ten(!) years in the making. These systems have been such a labor of love and we’ve worked with nutritionists, doctors, and the Sakara Science Council to continue delivering transformation to each of you through food as medicine. In this episode, we’ll walk you through the 4 different Sakara Systems we created ( Metabolism, Cleanse, Performance, and Gut Health) and the why behind each, along with breaking down what reckonings mean to us here at Sakara and how we’re there to support you through every major milestone in life. If you’re interested in learning more about each system in depth, check out the link below for more information: https://www.sakara.com/pages/nutrition-program-compare?source=GoogleSearch&gclid=CjwKCAjw5P2aBhAlEiwAAdY7dCt1Yu8obnx37CMb3KTHqVKGZSdPhOxA29avq2wAIjpmmPbkF_DDpxoCYjQQAvD_BwE Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Today we’re digging into a fascinating topic that we have yet to cover on The Sakara Life Podcast: Long Covid and it’s effects on the body. We’re joined by the esteemed internist and author, Dr. Leo Galland, to discuss his latest research around covid and understand how our biology is directly correlated to our susceptibility to the virus and other diseases. He also breaks down the science behind the critical role our nutritional and lifestyle habits play in our overall health - all of which further proves that getting enough plants (and a diversity of them!) in our diets is critical to stave off disease. In a recent study that Dr. Galland sites during the episode, states that a control group eating “a low carbohydrate high protein diet, which had no added sugar but fewer vegetables and more red meat and poultry, had a risk of being sicker that was almost 4 times as high as people whose diet was described as plant based.” This episode serves as a great reminder that all of our choices around food, the relationships we have, our attitude, and more have the power to change our body on a cellular level and impact our health. Link to references: https://nutrition.bmj.com/content/early/2021/05/18/bmjnph-2021-000272 https://drgalland.com/pandemic-year-three-a-critical-update-leo-galland-m-d/#_edn1 Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
We’re joined by one of our dear friends and bestselling author, Gabby Bernstein, to discuss her latest book, Happy Days. In this conversation, she candidly shares her own battle with addiction and explains how understanding her shame allowed her to heal herself from inner trauma. We also discuss how we can each begin this journey of self work and reclaim the way we respond to trauma in order to find inner enlightenment. This moving conversation will encourage you to reflect and connect to yourself in order to find safety and security. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Did you know that 60% of the calories Americans eat are from ultra-processed foods that disrupt our gut? In this episode, we sit down with NYT bestselling author and founder of Kresser Institute, Chris Kresser, to discuss how a majority of Americans’ lifestyle and nutritional choices are deeply impacting the health of their guts. Chris breaks down the role stress, sleep, and food plays in our overall health and how joy is a surprising factor that impacts our cellular biology. Chris also shares his inspiring personal health journey with us - one that started with a parasite infection and ultimately caused him to completely transform his life. He dives into the science behind parasitic infections and how we can all make choices to protect our body from harmful pathogens. Ultimately, this fascinating conversation will encourage you to reflect on your own personal lifestyle choices and make healthier changes - whether it’s eating more whole, nourishing foods or cultivating more joy in your daily life. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
In our first ever live Sakara Sessions recording of The Sakara Life Podcast, we sit down with Dr. Taz and our Atlanta Sakaralites to discuss all things metabolic health. Dr. Taz is an integrative medicine physician and founder of CentreSpring MD, who has dedicated her life to helping women take control of their health. Throughout this conversation, Dr. Taz explains the connection between our lifestyle choices and metabolic health - and how men and women’s metabolisms aren’t as different as we think! We also dive into the science behind aging and how we can strategically eat to prepare our bodies for shifts in our hormones that comes with aging. This conversation will encourage you to reflect on your current lifestyle habits and make healthier choices to ensure your metabolism (and hormone health) is functioning as optimally as possible. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
In this special episode of The Sakara Life Podcast, we’re bringing you a live, recorded Sakara Session with renowned gastroenterologist, Dr. Robynne Chutkan, where our Sakaralites were able to tune in. In this fascinating episode, we primarily discuss Dr. Chutkan’s upcoming book, The Anti-Viral Gut, (releasing this fall) and how important it is to strategically eat to optimize our gut health and strengthen our immune system. Dr. Chutkan dives into the science behind why getting a diversity of plants is the #1 thing we can do to have a healthy gut - and how many Americans (95% to be exact!) aren’t getting their daily servings of vegetables. This conversation will encourage you to consider the connection between your food, gut, and your immune system and prioritize healthier habits for longevity. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
In this special episode of The Sakara Life Podcast, we’re joined by two special guests, Dr. Wednesday Martin, #1 New York Times Bestselling author and feminist cultural critic and my husband, Damion to discuss her fascinating book, Untrue. Throughout this episode, we unpack all of the societal and cultural factors that have impacted our notions around sexuality and gender - particularly in relation to women. We also discuss how women have inherently been taught their sexuality is less than men and debate whether or not humans (but more specifically women), are meant to be in monogamous relationships. This conversation is so thought-provoking and will encourage you to consider your own experience within the notion of gender and social constructs - and how this inherently impacts our desires and sexual experiences. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
In this episode, we sit down with country singer-turned-environmentalist, Dr. Liz Carlisle, who is also an Assistant Professor at UCSB and author of multiple books (including her latest, Healing Grounds). Throughout this episode, we discuss how soil is the foundation for the health of our ecosystem and nutritional value of food - and how we need to make changes to our farming practices for true change. We discuss all of the intricacies of the food and farming systems and how all of the inputs impact what winds up on our plate. Dr. Carlisle champions the notion that for true change - we need to reverence for the earth, the soil, and one another. We hope you find this episode as informative as we did and that it encourages you to more carefully consider the impacts of your choices when it comes to food and interacting with one another and the environment. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
In this episode, we are joined for a second time on the podcast by our dear friend, Hani Avital, who is also a clinical sexologist and certified sex coach. We discuss how each of us can uncover our sexuality and deepen our connection to ourselves (and partners) through establishing boundaries and listening to our inner desires. Hani also explains the importance of prioritizing our relationship to self and how exploring our own definition of sexual empowerment will truly help us unlock our sexual freedom. To end this juicy episode, Hani answers all of our Sakaralites' burning questions around sex, desire, and how we can all tap into our sexual current! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
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. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
In this episode, we sit down with bestselling author and psychological astrologer, Dr. Jennifer Freed, to discuss the intersection between psychology and astrology, and how we can use both to live a fully expressed life. She also explains how we can each use our personal birth charts to become more in tune with who we are and use this as a tool to help us reach our full potential. Dr. Freed does a deep dive into Danielle’s birth chart and explains how each of the pieces work together to form “lesson plans” for us to continue evolving and growing. Ultimately, this episode will encourage you to consider the intersection of psychology and astrology and become more in tune with your place in the universe. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
In this episode, we sit down with Senior Research Scientist at MIT, Stephanie Seneff, to discuss her latest book, Toxic Legacy, and unpack how glyphosate impacts our environment and bodies. Stephanie explains how the use of glyphosate touches almost every aspect of our life - from our food systems to the rise in disease. She makes a compelling case as to why we should all prioritize making conscious choices when it comes to our consumption and nutritional habits. Throughout this episode, you’ll learn the real reason eating organic matters and how eating your sulfur-rich veggies can be the key to transforming your health! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
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