Ritzfit Presents The No Diet Podcast

No label is left unexamined...

128: Choosing Healthy Snack Bars vs. Gimmicky Junk Food
The No Diet Podcast Show Notes Ep. 128 – The Great Snack Bar Debate!
127: Tierney Ties the Knot, Don’t Hate Someone for What They Eat, Plus the Ritzfit Pili Nut Deal!
Nutritional diversity means more to Ritzfit than simply eating diversely. It means to love one another regardless of how we choose to eat. Share your experiences with food and nutrition with zero *ucks given!
126: Superior Switchel: The True North of Hydration, with Creator Melina Lamer
Superior Switchel owner and founder Melina, a former college hockey player, discovered switchel as a means to replenish and rehydrate after a night on the ice. After graduating college, she was persuaded to sell her switchel at a local, Minnesota farmers market. When she couldn’t keep up with the demand, she decided to turn her passion for sustainable food and waterway conservation into a business.
125: How to Diversify Your Veggies with Dr. Thomas Cowan
Dr. Cowan is a longtime holistic physician living and practicing in San Francisco who specializes in helping people heal through diet and natural medicines. His book How (and Why) to Eat More Vegetables describes why eating small amounts of a wide variety of vegetables is key to optimal health. He is the author of Human Heart, Cosmic Heart, published by Chelsea Green in 2016, is the primary author of The Fourfold Path to Healing, and co-author, with Sally Fallon, of The Nourishing Traditions Book of Baby and Child Care. He is one of the founding board members of the Weston A. Price Foundation, and he is trained and experienced in Anthroposophic medicine as well. He is also a passionate and knowledgeable grower of vegetables. He did, indeed, plant and tend many of the vegetables that were turned into these powders.
124: mBreakfast Organic Superfood Powder with Creator, Charles Barber
On today's episode - Founder of Crucial Four and Ritzfit Qualitative Forensic Expert, Charles Barber returns to the show to talk about his flagship product mBreakfast.
123: Meet the newest member of the Ritzfit Qualitative Forensics team, Holistic Nutritionist, Amanda Carneiro
In this episode, I introduce Ritzfit Nation to Amanda Carneiro. Amanda is the blogger behind Raw Fitness and Nutrition, but more importantly a sucker for products with the highest quality ingredients. Duh... it's why I chose her :)
122: Sippin’ on an Eurphoric Molten Chocolate Vitality Elixir with Drink Cacoco Founder, Liam Blackmon
It's like drinking a fine ass glass of wine except for one thing... it's not wine, it's chocolate! Drink Cacoco honors the ancient tradition of preparing cacao as a molten chocolate vitality elixir with wholesome herbs and spices.
121: Medicinal Mushroom Ghee has Arrived! Live from Paleo FX, 2018, with the Founders of Real Mushrooms and Gold Nugget Ghee
What happens when two Ritzfit approved product creators collaborate to make a product together? I'm excited to introduce to you Medicinal Mushroom Ghee brought you by the creators of Gold Nugget Ghee and Real Mushrooms!
120: Imagine Eating ONLY Meat for 60+ Days… with the Biohacking Chick, Sylvia Tabor
A controversial and exciting episode about the Carnivore Diet... The mysterious Sylvia Tabor was born and raised in a small village in Southern Poland. She came to the US when she was 13 years old. She loves self-experimentation and quantifying anything and everything, especially health and wellness.
119: How to Fight SIBO & Lyme Holistically, with Candice Berman
Candice Berman is a health & wellness enthusiast who is giving SIBO & Lyme Disease a good fight. She shares raw truth, real talk & positive vibes to those who follow her & may be suffering with these illnesses as well. Candice has worked hard to create a space for others to support one another without any limitations.
118: A Family Recipe, Reimagined with Maxine’s Heavenly Founder, Tim Miller
Tim Miller’s mom, Maxine, made the best cookies. She was the kind of baker who knew the unlimited potential of playfully combining flavors, tastes, and ingredients in all kinds of ways. She thrilled in sifting through newspapers and magazines in search of new recipes to inspire her own creations. A Family Recipe, Reimagined As Tim got older and started making cookies for his kids, he wanted to preserve the joy of her baking, but adapt it for a healthier lifestyle.
117: Reflections Vol. 2 – Mark and Tierney Peel Back the Label and Reflect on these 5 Episodes
We work hard to go deep beneath the label & find brands with excellent clean products. Here on The No Diet Podcast, there’s no one diet we subscribe to. Instead, we interview product creators to teach you, our listeners, how to add more foods into your lifestyle by providing knowledge on what to purchase. Mark & Tierney believe it is highly critical to share what’s being said off air to maintain our full transparency. We are not trying to hide anything, just like we refuse to stand behind sketchy ingredients hiding in our food.
116: Be a Better Human and F*ck Your Feelings with Ryan Munsey
When Ryan Munsey hit me back on Instagram, It was an immediate fist pump. I feel like one of my personal skills as a human is my ability to read people and their underlying intentions. When I think of the word transparent, Ryan Munsey is one of the first names that come to mind. Ever since he hosted the Optimal Performance Podcast (Natural Stacks), I have been a fan. Once I listened to his new podcast The Better Human Project I just had to have him on the show.
115: OHi Superfood Bar – Spreading a Little Aloha One Bar at a Time with Creator, Dawn Anderson
Ohi Bar founder, Dawn Anderson, lived on energy bars for years. She believed they were the “healthy” choice for convenient snacks in her busy life of travel. But as Dawn began to educate herself about nutrition and clean, healthy living, she realized the standard energy bar packed with chemical additives and unwanted ingredients were not her best choice.
114: Mark and Tierney Peel Back the Label and Reflect on these 5 Episodes
Sometimes having the opportunity to talk "off-air” & once the interview is over can bring out our true colors! In today’s episode, you have the chance to hear Ritz & Spear go uncensored AGAIN. Except for this time, we are chatting about our thoughts on a few previously aired products.
113: Herb Infused Mini Muffins with Botanibites Creator, Sasha Bruno
What was at first a series of kitchen experiments soon transformed into a passion of Sasha's, the founder of Botanibites. Sasha has always enjoyed experimenting and learning about food, wellness, herbal medicine and the like - and as a wellness enthusiast and herbal pharmacist, dietary concerns and nutrition were always key topics of conversation.
112: Hacking Health 7 Months and 4661 Miles Away From Home with Nomad Mike Pastor
Mike Pastor is the Co-founder of The Movement Academy in Rincon, Puerto Rico, a unique foundation specializing in a holistic approach to health and fitness and an understanding of the human body through play and self-defense.
111: Further Food with Founder/CEO Lillian Zhao
Collagen Peptides are a well sought after supplement on the market. Whether you are looking for overall health, better hair, nails & skin, or even optimal gut function, collagen has something for everyone! Further Food is a company that is working to set themselves apart from the other companies in the space who sell collagen peptides as well.
110: Sauna Like a Boss – 4 Simple Hacks to Optimize the Benefits of Sitting in a Sauna
n the episode, you'll learn how to optimize your sauna benefits with four simple hacks. 1. What accessories do I bring with me into the sauna? 2. What do I drink in the sauna? 3. When is the best time to sit in the sauna? 4. How long do I sit in the sauna? How long is too long?
109: The Metabrew- MCT & Nut-Buttered Coffee and Tea with Founders, Romy Raad, and Natalie Neumann
Unique. That’s the word most people end up using when trying Metabrew for the first time. It’s not every day that you get to try something that apparently has coffee or tea in it, but also nut-butter? And some weird coconut oil thing? And various roots that sound the same backward as they do forward?
108: Ritz & Spear Uncensored
What’s more fun than getting to interview your co-host?? In today’s episode, you have the chance to hear Ritz & Spear go uncensored. AKA Tierney puts Mark in the hot seat to give you a deeper look into who he is & then Mark puts Tierney on the spot with some fun, interesting questions!
107: Chi Kitchen Kimchi with Creator, Minnie Luong
Chi Kitchen was founded by chef and culinary educator, Minnie Luong, who was born on a rice farm in the Mekong Delta of Vietnam. She grew up in Massachusetts and Rhode Island with a food-obsessed family. Back then there weren't many Asian ingredients available in their local grocery stores, so her family grew and preserved they're our foods, as a way of connecting with their family and culture. ​
106: True Made Foods with Founder, Abraham (Abe) Kamarck
As a father of four and a healthy eater, Abraham Kamarck tried to limit his kids' ketchup intake, explaining it was like putting candy on their burgers. Part of him cringed at family cookouts as BBQ sauce and Sriracha flowed freely. But Abe inevitably lost these battles - especially the argument over ketchup with a five-year-old. So when the opportunity arose to create a better ketchup, he jumped.
105: Pique Tea Crystals with Founder, Simon Cheng
For 5,000 years, loose leaf tea brewed in pots has been an essential part of the Eastern health regimen. It tastes better, contains more active ingredients and leads to greater consumption. Every sip delivers potent antioxidants and tastes great, and this amazing experience reinforces the habit. Unfortunately, today's busy world makes it very difficult to brew loose leaf tea on a daily basis – the quality and frequency required to experience the health benefits of tea.
104: Mama Joy Foods with Creator, Joy Leeper
Mama Joy Foods is passionate about natural baked goods that are delicious and made with NOTHING artificial. They provide ready-made Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free and Grain-Free baked goods that contain NO refined sugars! They have many Paleo, SCD and Vegan food options to help people maintain their lifestyle of choice. This allows them more time to do what they love and keep being healthy.
103: Wim Hof Method Expert, Kasper Van Der Meulen on Nutrition, Gut Health, and Conquering Your Greatest Fear with Breath Work
For those of you haven't heard of Kasper Van Der Meulen you'll quickly learn why my brother and I had to reach out... Kasper is a Best Selling Author, Storyteller, Head Teacher of Wim Hof Academy, and Human Performance Expert. Kasper teaches people to be the healthiest, happiest and strongest version of themselves through transformative experiences and down-to-earth scientific understanding.
102: Brooklyn Biltong with Creator, Ben van den Heever
Ben van den Heever, the creator of Brooklyn Biltong, is taking the beef jerky world by storm! After creating their product on a whim, also the day after their wedding, Ben and his wife Emily began to shake their love for biltong with family, friends, and the world!
101: Abe Wolke on Moving Without Rushing, The Wildfire Initiative, and the Importance of the Word “Play.”
In the episode, we talk about what it means to move without rushing, The Wildfire Initiative- a movement he and his buddy Crosby Tailor started, and finally the importance of the word "play" and how to incorporate it into our own lives.
100: We All Have Room To Grow…
In the 100th episode of The No Diet Podcast, I express my gratitude for those who have supported me up to this point.
099: 2Rise Naturals CBD Extracts with Creator, Kendra Mark
Kendra Mark, the creator of 2Rise Naturals, started her journey with CBD oil after dealing with her own health struggles. Kendra began to realize that CBD alleviated most of her symptoms and provided her with comfort.
097: Is BFree Brown Seeded Sandwich Loaf a Ritzfit Approved Product?
Today's question comes from Jackie Martinez, who has a question about a bread product she found while grocery shopping. Bread products are super tough to approve with all the of the junk added. Tune in to find out if this one makes the cut!
096: The Healthiest Nut on Earth? Pili Nuts with the Pili Hunter Himself, Jason Thomas
Pronounced “peel-y,” the pili nut is a rich, buttery tree nut that is wild harvested from deep within the Filipino rainforest. Its taste is unique, often described as a cross between a macadamia nut and a cashew nut, but with a stronger, more tender flavor. Served in an activated (i.e. sprouted) form, pili nuts contain a wide range of beneficial nutrients. Containing the highest fat and lowest carbohydrate content of any nut, in addition to being full of essential vitamins and minerals, pili nuts are a perfect addition to an active, sustainable lifestyle.
095: How Do I Start Out Label Reading? Which Sources Do I Trust?
Today's question comes from Jasmine who is just starting out on her clean eating journey. Jasmine wants to know how to get started label reading and is also wondering if there are any sources we can fully trust.
094: The Power of Food; Plus Biohacking the Workplace with Adam Hart
Adam Hart's Mission is to Help 100 Million People Experience How it Feels to Live with More Energy!
093: How do I Know Which Probiotic to Take?
Today's question comes from Sarah, who has a question about probiotics. There is a lot of noise surrounding the daunting topic, and like her, I wonder some of the same things: 1. Which probiotic to take? 2. Soil-based? 3. Refrigerated or nonrefrigerated? 4. How many strains?  
092: Which Cracker Brands Are Best For My Little One?
Today's question comes from Katie AKA the @realfoodrabbit. She has a three-year-old who loves crackers. I'm in the same boat with my 20-month-old.
091: The Lupini Bean AKA The Miracle Bean with BRAMI Snacks Founder, Aaron Gatti
Imagine a bean with ZERO net carbs, that is being referred to as the "miracle bean" & comes in 5 delicious flavors!
090: Which Protein Powder Should I Take? Should I take Concentrate or Isolate? How About Egg Protein vs Grass-Fed Whey?
Today's question comes from Michael Rodgers, who asks about our thoughts on different types of protein powders on the market. There is a lot of noise in this space, so I have brought back to the show Christian Bates of the RitzFit Qualitative Forensics Team to help clear things up.
089: Do You Approve of Primally Pure Deodorant? Which Ingredients Should We Avoid in Deodorant Products?
Questionnaire- Haley Davies Expert- Jordyn Stradley @fuelyourfightnutrition Today's question comes from Haley Davies, who asks what we as a team think of the ingredients in a brand that has caught some recent attention, especially in the Instagram world. Primally Pure sells 100% natural and toxin-free, skincare products that support radiant skin, a healthy body + a happy self. Listen in as Jordyn Stradley shares her opinion on their deodorant products.
088: Paleo By Maileo with Summer & Aleksey Frenkel
About 4 years ago, Summer & Aleksey started their journey on the path of paleo enlightenment. After suffering with bad skin, indigestion problems, weight issues, and feeling fed up with their bodies, they stumbled upon the paleo lifestyle.
087: What Are Your Thoughts on Stevia as a Sugar Alternative?
Today's question comes from Cathryn Fowler, who asks for our opinion on the controversial ingredient stevia. I have brought back to show Christian Bates of Longevity Power supplements, and one of the Ritzfit Qualitative Forensic team members to dissect the question.
086: Is Dual-Extraction in Mushroom Products Clever Marketing or a Necessity? Which Brands do I Trust?
  Tierney is a lover of Four Sigmatic products like many of the listeners of TNDP. Four Sigmatic makes it clear that they use a dual-extraction process when it comes to their products. Skye Chilton, son of Jeff Chilton the Pioneer of mushroom extracts talks if and when the process is needed (you'll love his answer). He also shares ways we can test our mushroom products for starch, plus find out why the presence of beta-glucans is what we should worry about the most;)
085: The No Diet Podcast Welcomes New Co-Host, Tierney Spear
Tierney brings a powerful female perspective to the show. She also specializes in teaching women how to get to the bottom of their digestive health issues. If you like to talk about poo, she is your girl!
084: Eat Mud Made From Coconut Mousse with Miriam Kwietniewska
In 2013, a health nut – Miriam, and sweet tooth – Sam fell in love but were often at odds over what’s for dessert. Sam loved sugary desserts like cookies, cakes and ice cream. Miriam would look at the ingredients and cringe – sugar, high fructose corn syrup, Polysorbate 80, carrageenan? TOXIC!
083: Which Kombucha Brand is Best? Q&A
In the first ever episode of the new TNDP Q&A episodes, Eva Mullarkey asks a critical question regarding Kombucha. As a consumer of health products, Eva tries to stay away from products containing cane sugar. Eva has some concerns about some of her favorite brands containing such an ingredient and is curious if there is one brand the team @ RitzFit recommends. Tune in as I bring Abe Wolke, creator of Hemplete Nutrition bars and master brewer of his own kombucha back to the show to answer Eva's question
082: The Episode I Almost Trashed…
There are so many things I hate about this episode; I was so close to digitally burning it if that's even a thing. I have always been a student of self-awareness, and I know that I'll never perfect it even though it is my ultimate dream. This episode was recorded a little over a month ago purely out of an emotional response. I'm not making excuses here RitzFit Nation... I'm merely self-aware in this moment that I write.
081: Better Almond Butter with Creator, Jordyn Gatti
Jordyn Gatti created Better Almond Butter to be a part of the change we need to fix our food system and start bringing real and nutritious food back to our grocery stores and back to our tables.
080: Addictive Wellness Chocolate with Sage Dammers
Fueled by a passionate desire to help people live the ultimate life and create a better world, Sage studied raw and superfood nutrition and traditional herbal systems, especially Taoist tonic herbalism. He has worked with and trained under the world’s leading master herbalists and nutrition and longevity experts in Costa Rica, Australia, Bali, China, and America.
079: Leanna Tu’s Top 10 Health Harming Ingredients Used in Food and Nutrition Products Marketed as Healthy
I asked the RitzFit Qualitative Forensics Team to provide their top 10 list of health-harming ingredients used in food and nutrition products marketed as healthy. I have put together a Qualitative Forensics Report out of their answers and have asked them to return to the show to explain... Enjoy Leanna's list!
078: Ritzfit’s Top 5 Products of 2017
My favorite part of building Ritzfit is becoming acclimated with the beautiful products this industry has to offer In this episode, my brother and I share our top 5 favorite products of 2017. Louie and I tested loads of products this year; some incredibly tasty, some not so much. It took a while to polish up our lists, but in the end, we're confident in our choices. Happy Holidays we hope you enjoy:)  
077: Ritzfit’s Top 5 Influencers of 2017
2017 was a massive year for me. I launched this podcast and started selling super healthy food and nutrition products. I couldn't have done it without the help from the five inspiring people(s) mentioned in the episode.
076: Supplement Transparency with Natural Stacks Co-Founder, Roy Krebs
The team at Natural Stacks wasn't willing to compromise their own health or the health of their loved ones by taking products stuffed with synthetic ingredients and that have no scientific support.
075: Braised Bone Broth Company with Kate Brown
The recipes Brasied Bone Broth uses to make their products originate in the Midwestern farming-family kitchens of their ancestors. This tradition, love, and history that Kate Brown chooses to carry forward is at the heart and soul of their company.
074: 5 New Biohacking Gadgets and Tactics with Aussie Biohacker, Dayne Barkley
Biohacking continues to take the health industry by storm... Soon after graduating from IIN in 2015 Dayne Barkley enrolled in the Primal Health Coach Certification Program which took him deep into ancestral health and biochemistry. He implemented almost everything into his life that he was learning and noticed significant improvements, especially in his cognitive function.  
073: The IQ Bar aka Brain Food with Will Nitze
Astonished by the impact diet had on his mental acuity, Will vowed to share his experience with millions of others struggling to stay sharp. He decided the best way to accomplish this goal was to create and democratize “brain food” himself. Thus, he set out on a year-long mission to develop all-natural nutrition bars with ingredients shown to support both short-term cognitive function, and long-term brain health. Finally, in October of 2017, IQ Bar was born!
072: Sparrow Sparkling Water with Cole McKussic
Sparrow is sparkling water infused with organic caffeine. It’s available in any flavor you want, as long as that’s lemon, and in any size you want, as long as that’s 12 ounces.  
071: Matt Blackburn, AKA Mitolifer’s Top 10 Health Harming Ingredients Used in Food and Nutrition Products Marketed as Healthy
I asked the RitzFit Qualitative Forensics Team to provide their top 10 list of health-harming ingredients used in food and nutrition products marketed as healthy. I have put together a Qualitative Forensics Report out of their answers and have asked them to return to the show to explain... Enjoy Matt Blackburn's list!
070: Bare Bones Broth with Founder, Ryan Harvey
Stock making is the oldest and most widely taught tradition in cooking, so Bare Bones honors and embodies this tradition in everything that they do, taking absolutely zero shortcuts. Bare Bones Broth was born...  
069: Dignity Coconuts Raw Coconut Oil with Erik Olsen
Dignity Coconuts was born out of a conviction to help communities overcome cycles of poverty and slavery. Not with a handout, but with a sustainable business that will bring lasting hope and change to communities. They make the purest and delicious virgin coconut oil a jar can hold. They don't heat it. They don't refine it. Their unique raw method gives you every bit of healthy goodness.
068: The Dirt Oral Care Line with Kyle Del Bonis
The Dirt Oral Care Products are Soy Free, Corn Free, Gluten Free, Grain Free, Cruelty-Free, and Natural. They don't use fillers, ever! Their essential oil blends are formulated to perform not just smell good. Everything about their product blends is intentional... and awesome. Because, why should your healthy lifestyle stop at your plate? Fix your face! The dirt is 100% natural 200% kick-ass. The Dirt is taking 'natural' to the next level. Their blends are made using the highest quality natural ingredients and they are also specially formulated to work with your body in very specific ways. They use essential oils for their healing properties, absolutes for their aromatherapy properties and oils and butters for their nutrients.
067: As Nature Intended with Tribali Foods Founder, Angela Mavridis
At Tribalí, they begin with high quality, organic protein from ranchers who raise animals humanely. They grind and season their meats with herbs, spices, veggies, and purées for fresh, honest flavor. Tribali is committed to real, single-sourced ingredients and a sustainable and transparent supply chain. Everything they use is raised, grown, or gathered as humanely and as sustainably as possible. To nurture both people and animals, we support practices that prioritize animal welfare. Tribali invites you to feel good about what you eat — and eat what makes you feel good!
066: NTP Jordyn Stradley’s Top 10 Health Harming Ingredients Used in Food and Nutrition Products Marketed as Healthy
I asked the RitzFit Qualitative Forensics Team to provide their top 10 list of health-harming ingredients used in food and nutrition products marketed as healthy. I have put together a Qualitative Forensics Report out of their answers and have asked them to return to the show to explain... Enjoy Part 3 with NTP Jordyn Stradley.
065: A Beautiful Collision; Hemplete Protein Bars with Co-Creator Abraham Wolke
How do you expect to live a complete life without complete protein? With hemp, you don’t have to worry about that. Hemplete's hemp has a strong amino acid profile similar to an egg, not an easy act to follow for most conventional vegan proteins. Their protein gives your body what it needs for optimal muscle building, hormone production, and recovery, all in easily digested form.   Hemp is the Alpha of the Omegas... Well, the Omega fatty acids that is. Ounce for ounce, hemp has more Omega 3’s than any fish, 5x more than salmon, and among plants is second only to flax seeds. With the ideal 1:3 ratio of essential Omega-3 and 6 fatty acids, and Omega-9’s, hemp is the plant protein you need to help fight inflammation and optimize recovery.   Whether you care about the well-being of livestock, the state of our planet, or you’re just a swell individual who cares about both, animal agriculture is a rapidly growing concern. Livestock produces huge amounts of methane, which is 23x more harmful to our climate than CO2. Fortunately, hemp absorbs pollutants from the atmosphere and unlike harmful mono-crops, e.g. corn and soy, hemp helps restore nutrients to the soil.
064: Yumbutter, Ona Treats, and RP’s Pasta with Tribe 9 Foods Creator, Chris Feuille
In my conversation with the creator of Tribe 9 Foods, we dive deep into all three sub-brands. Yumbutter makes mouth rockin’, world-changing nut butter in go-anywhere™ pouches packed with high-quality, organic nuts and seeds to fuel your dream and everyday adventure. Ona Treats makes grain-free snacks using simple and clean ingredients. Full of healthy fats and nutrient-dense nuts and seeds, Ona treats provide clean fuel for your daily journey. RP’s Pasta Company makes fresh gluten-free and traditional pasta using the finest all-natural ingredients. RP's instills an appreciation for Old World culinary traditions and a love for food into everything they do and make.
063: Christian Bates’ Part 2: Top 10 Health Harming Ingredients Used in Food and Nutrition Products Marketed as Healthy
I asked the RitzFit Qualitative Forensics Team to provide their top 10 list of health-harming ingredients used in food and nutrition products marketed as healthy. I have put together a Qualitative Forensics Report out of their answers and have asked them to return to the show to explain... Enjoy Part 2 with Christian Bates.
STM Vol 4: What The HELLth! with James Connolly and Mike Pastor
In part 2 of What The HELLth with James Connolly and Mike Pastor: Mike's response to doctors remarks "sugar doesn't make you fat," why added sugars instead of added saturated fat? Why food is a basis for the worst conversation ever. Does consuming grass-fed even matter? Is there such thing as quality pork? Finally the central message we hope you take from our discussion about the What The Health documentary.
062: Christian Bates’ Top 10 Health Harming Ingredients Used in Food and Nutrition Products Marketed as Healthy, Part 1
I asked the RitzFit Qualitative Forensics Team to provide their top 10 list of health-harming ingredients used in food and nutrition products marketed as healthy. I have put together a Qualitative Forensics Report out of their answers and have asked them to return to the show to explain... Enjoy Part 1 with Christian Bates.
061: Recipes of Gold with Leah Goldglantz, Creator of Leahsplate.com
Prior to living in South Florida, Leah Goldglantz resided in New York City (in her early to mid-twenties). She has such a love for New York, but always felt exhausted, unmotivated and didn’t feel right about herself in general. She decided to leave NYC to “start over” in a new environment that would enable her to live a healthy lifestyle and get to a better place both physically and emotionally. She packed up her bags and moved to sunny South Florida! Upon moving, Leah began my incredible journey of wellness. She learned to cook simple, nutritious meals using wholesome ingredients that didn’t take a lot of time to make. She also started doing yoga a few times a week because it calmed her body and mind. She even became passionate about non-toxic and organic beauty and household products. Leah began to realize that eating healthy was her true passion in life. Most of her friends were already starting to become established in their careers, and she hadn’t felt that she had found her niche or true calling yet. When she realized the abundant amount of benefits that came along with consuming nutritional, whole foods and living a healthier lifestyle, Leah finally knew she had found her passion. Her true calling in life was to share all her knowledge with others. She now shares through her very successful food blog called Leah's Plate!
STM Vol 3: What The HELLth! with James Connolly and Mike Pastor
In part 1 of What the HELLth... 1. JC talks film funding 2. MP wonders why we can't just all agree that agriculture practices are unethical! 3. Our food system is no different than our prison system 4. Is Dr. Neil Bernard the king of relative risk? 5. Carbs and sugar don't make you fat. Well, you just pissed MP off...
060: 5 Easy Ways to Become Unhealthy with Mark Ritz
In this episode I go Mark Ritz style; raw and uncut. I express vulnerability through my current state of health. Through many interviews, I have become self-aware that my health is ridiculously poor at this very moment. In the episode, I share what motivates me to succeed in a dark and saturated industry. Enjoy...
059: The Crucial FOUR Missing Food Groups with Crucial Four’s Founder Charles Barber
Crucial FOUR is a metabolic supporting, heirloom food movement designed to help the self regulating process in the human body. The Crucial FOUR missing food groups — Superior Herbs, Medicinal Mushrooms, Algaes, and Biotic extracts—are all utilized in Crucial FOUR’s products. Giving you energy in the morning, vitality at the gym, creative prowess at work & endurance to do the things you love is crucial for achieving & maintaining a healthy quality of life.
058: How to Drink Water Like a Boss with Matt Blackburn and Christian Bates: Part 2
Two members of the RitzFit Qualitative Forensics team share their knowledge and philosophies when it comes to consuming water. I'm sure we can all agree that most water is tainted with god only knows what! In Part 2 we dive even deeper... What you'll learn: 1. Water delivery options 2. How much water should you drink per day? 3. What's in Matt and Christian's water? 4. The 4th state of water and Ormis 5. Three things to do tomorrow to upgrade your water 6. How taking showers is bad for your health
057: Your Lifestyle Strategy with Shawna Curry
Registered Nurse, Bachelor of Kinesiology, Co-Active Coach Shawna is committed to helping people become the happiest and healthiest versions of themselves. Over nearly two decades, she has made her mark in the health and wellness space with live speaking engagements, published health articles and personalized health and fitness training. Through all of this, Shawna has also continued working as a Registered Nurse, Professional Coach, and Fitness Instructor. This variety of experience has built a community of clients who benefit from her unique form of intimate and inspiring health and wellness information. In 2014, Shawna launched her company, Your Lifestyle Strategy. Over the past three years, this company has been dedicated to total-health solutions and all of the aspects of healthy living including fitness, sleep, nutrition, self-help and overall lifestyle strategies. Shawna’s connection with her clients comes from her unique journey to complete health and wellness. Her passion comes from her own experience overcoming feelings of being broken. Over the years, Shawna struggled with food sensitivities, inflammation, and recovery from multiple sports injuries. She used her education and experience in the health and fitness world and some personal experimentation to find a program that allowed her to reach her goals and overcome her health challenges. She now uses this experience to inspire women to take charge of their health and feel their best. You can be part of her movement by taking charge of your health today. Furthering her commitment to helping as many people as possible, Shawna’s current projects include her upcoming book, “Healthy by Choice: Your Blueprint for Vital Living,” which will be available for purchase this fall.  
056: How to Drink Water Like a Boss with Matt Blackburn and Christian Bates: Part 1
Two members of the RitzFit Qualitative Forensics team share their knowledge and philosophies when it comes to consuming water. I'm sure we can all agree that most water is tainted with god only knows what! In Part 1 we discuss three main things when it comes to consuming water: 1. Everything you need to know about tap water, spring water, filtered water, and bottled water. 2. The effect light has on the water you're drinking. 3. Which containers should we be drinking from?
055: Why I Gave Up Veganism with Marni Wasserman
Marni Wasserman has always been an advocate of real food and living a good life. She has a background as a nutritionist and a natural chef, but her true schooling has come from her life experiences. From opening up a cooking school, authoring two books, and now co-hosting The Ultimate Health Podcast, her scope of knowledge just keeps expanding. Every day, for as long as Marni could remember, she put her energy and passion into her health and healing. This has emanated into the message she currently spreads. As Marni has transformed as a person over the years, so has her diet and philosophies. Listen in as she shares tips, tactics, and product recommendations, plus; learn why she no longer lives the vegan life she preached in the past.
054: My Paleoish Life with David Cohen
David Cohen runs an Instagram account called My Paleoish Life and is the founder of paleoish.com which is set to launch this October. David's primary focus is to have balance in life while showing people it's ok to have non-paleo foods from time to time. He loves to show people that healthy eating can be relaxed and likes to stress the point of not over complicating clean eating!
053: Taking Food Back to a Simpler Time with Lenny Lebovich, CEO of Pre Brands
PRE is changing the game. Taking taste back to its roots. Pre knows the food that’s naturally delicious begins with, well, nature. So they bring a modern approach to old-fashioned methods: the highest animal welfare practices, open grazing conditions, natural diet and ongoing quality checks, all to ensure that you get the best experience every time. The best grass-fed beef requires the best grass and nutrient-rich soil. Pre finds the countries with the conditions and practices that allow them to grow the healthiest, most nutrient dense grass year around. Then they take it a step further, pinpointing the exact regions within those countries that produce the very best of the best. No added hormones, antibiotics, and absolutely no feedlots! Enjoy my conversation with the CEO of Pre Brands, Lenny Lebovich...
052: Build Your Very Own Organic Oasis with the Host of The Organic Gardener Podcast, Jackie Marie Beyer
Do you grow a garden each year? Do you just love the taste of a homegrown tomato in summer? Are you disappointed with the produce in your market in the middle of winter? Does the price of organic vegetables at the grocery store make you cringe? Are you looking to expand your garden to grow enough produce to feed your family throughout the year? Then this is the place for you! Mike and Jackie Marie Beyer will teach you how to create your very own organic oasis! From replacing tomatoes on your salads with flavorful pickled beets in winter to creating lettuce wheels that provide prolific salads all summer long we’ll share tips and techniques to help you from sprout to harvest using the best earth-friendly techniques that will not only help you to thrive but care for our planet too!
051: The Fountain of Juice with Bryan Ortenzio
The Fountain of Juice produces 100% raw, unpasteurized fruit and vegetable juices, drinkable soups, broths, and vinegar. The majority of their ingredients are naturally or organically grown by farms in their region whenever possible to ensure freshness and the best quality. FOJ juice is cold pressed, filtered, bottled and flash frozen in their commercial kitchen. All blends are completely raw and contain no additives or preservatives of any kind, and are vegan and gluten free. They've always been keenly aware of the benefits of raw juice, and have been passionate juicers for many years. What began as a “healthy hobby” turned into a driving desire to share what they have learned. It was through their own search for answers to battle various health challenges that brought them all together. The team has been tireless in the pursuit of learning and understanding the connection between diet and disease to overall health. The Fountain of Juice was established for the purpose of sharing knowledge and to produce the highest quality 100% Raw Juice available for everyone interested in changing their lives for the better.
050: The Blogger Behind Addicted to Lovely, Christina Rice
The blogger behind Addicted to Lovely, discusses all things related to wellness, health, food, fitness, beauty, #realtalk, inspiring people, and more. She's also the creator of Actually Adultish, a podcast all about surviving as a young adult in today's world, as well as the brand new released podcast, Straight Up Paleo. Christina Rice received her bachelor's degree in psychology from UCLA with a minor in film and television in 2017, having taken nutrition courses such as The Balanced Bites Master Class along the way. She is currently studying to become a primal health coach and certified personal trainer. She will be studying to become a nutritional therapy practitioner in the fall of 2017. After years of personal research and experimentation, she has learned a lot about how to live a sustainable healthy lifestyle for her body while addressing a number of health issues that plagued her throughout her life.
I Can Give You The Fish or Teach You To Fish! Stop The Madness Vol. 2, with James Connolly and Mike Pastor
Mike and James pick up where they left off as we continue our Stop The Madness banter. In this episode, Mike hashes out whether or not it's possible to create healthy products or do we have to grow our own food? James spills his secret: How to make delicious f***ing food without opting for the filet mignon. Mike talks about the impact teaching has on the industry and the euphoric high that comes along with it. Finally what to Mike and James have up their sleeves with The Movement Academy?
049: This Pie is Nuts with Diana Pappas
Diana Pappas started paying a lot more attention to what she was eating when she was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis. She was 25. Over twenty years later, she began feeling pretty darn good. She needed to pay it forward. So, Diana attended the five-month program at the Natural Gourmet Institute. She came out with a lot more knowledge but wasn't sure what to do with it. There was no set moment when Diana thought, "I'm going to open a pie company!" It started one afternoon when she made her kid a pumpkin pie. Then she made another one. Then she couldn't stop. With every pie, she'd change something. She kept playing with the recipe. A year later Diana had pies that were Vegan, Gluten Free, and Paleo; she thought they were delicious! She wondered if anyone else thought they were too. It turns out, they did! And so, a couple of years later, here she is; The Pie Lady.
048: The Kreuder’s Story of Their 2XL Premium Angus Beef
After several years of row cropping the farm, Shelly and Glenn Kreuder realized they needed to find a better way to conserve their top soil and to utilize the farm to its fullest potential, with a strong commitment to long term sustainability. They wanted to hand down the farm to the next generation in better condition than when they started. Out of this desire, the idea of raising premium quality Angus Grass-Fed Beef was born. In 2013, with the help of their daughter, Amanda, and son-in-law, Adam, they began the transformation of the farm back to a cattle grazing operation, converting the row crop land back to pastures, building fences, digging water lines and growing the cow herd. They attended classes provided by the University of Idaho, the University of Missouri and Iowa State University focused on rotational grazing and grass finishing cattle. Today, they have over 130 Registered Angus cows, and their calves, that they're raised on grass from conception to finish on their 450-acre farm. Every day brings new challenges and adventures on the farm, but Glenn and Shelly are humbled to work with these wonderful creatures on the land that they love on a daily basis. There are proud to sell their high-quality Grass-Fed Beef direct to the consumer through 2XL Premium Angus, LLC and provide superior quality Angus breeding stock to their fellow cattle producers through 2XL Cattle Company, LLC.
047: High Quality, Unconventional Nutritional Supplements; Plus Collagen Peptides with Natural Forces’ Tony Federico
Joseph Rakoski and Justin Quinn, two individuals with a passion for clean living and challenging the status quo, have a simple shared belief that supplements should be good for you. They started Natural Force® in 2009 out of their college dorm rooms. Both had a penchant for working out, eating clean, and training hard. One day while working out at the university gym, they found themselves wanting more when it came to the pre-workout supplements they were taking. Tired of drinking purple “bubble-bath” they searched high and low for a “natural” pre-workout... as you guessed no luck. And thus, Natural Force was born...
046: Change The Way You Brush with My Magic Mud Founder; Jessica Arman
Jessica Arman formally began My Magic Mud in downtown San Marcos in 2013, and her company has grown out of her kitchen to employees making runs of up to 10,000 orders at once these days. My Magic Mud was born out of Jessica’s search to ease the symptoms of a condition her daughter was born with that made her susceptible to cavities and tooth sensitivity. After much trial and error, Jessica discovered just the right mix of natural and organic products and when a post on Facebook of her daughter’s teeth – before and after – went semi-viral, she found herself giving her powder to friends who kept coming back for more. Demand for My Magic Mud has continued to grow. In December Jessica’s company agreed to a distribution that will allow stores such as Whole Foods Market to carry her product. A 3-ounce jar, which lasts five months to a year, costs Demand for My Magic Mud has continued to grow. In December Jessica’s company agreed to a distribution that will allow stores such as Whole Foods Market to carry her product. A 3-ounce jar, which lasts five months to a year, costs $25, and is available at stores through San Marcos.
045: How to Replace Cereal, Doritos, and Chex Mix, with Co-Founder of Bubba’s Fine Foods; Jeff Schmidgall
Bubba's Fine Foods originated in 2014 by Jared Menzel, Head Chef, and his brother-in-law, Jeff Schmidgall, Head Peddler.   Every bag of our gourmet grain-free snacks is artisan hand-crafted in small batches in the front range of the Colorado Rockies. Jared, nicknamed Bubba as a child, is a self-taught gourmet cook.  He had recently started changing his diet to clean, high nutrient, and low glycemic foods.  In order to make that happen, he replaced the processed foods that were pantry staples for most of his life.  Being the connoisseur of fine foods that he is, Jared found a lot of the clean convenience foods on the market lacking in taste... and especially crunch.  So he started experimenting and creating his own clean, real-food snacks in his kitchen. Jeff, a CrossFit Trainer and Health Coach, had recently transformed his health with a Paleo lifestyle.   While their families vacationed together in the summer of 2014, Jeff fell head-over-heels in love with Jared's crunchy, grain-free snack mix.  Selfishly hoping to simply buy the snack mix to satisfy his new-found addiction, Jeff encouraged Jared to start a business selling the amazing product... and bought a domain name for a future web site right there at the breakfast table. One month later the first bag of Bubba's Snack Mix was sold and enjoyed.  The rest, as they say, is history...
044: Mulay’s Sausage; A Centuries Old Family Recipe with Loree Mulay Weisman
Mulay’s Sausage is made according to Loree Mulay Weisman's family’s centuries old recipes from Sicily. The family crest dates back to 1326 AD when ancestor Nicolo’ was the Senator of Palermo! Through the centuries the family moved around and settled in the village of ‘Lucca Siccula’ in Sicily, Italy. The families of her grandparents, Nanu and Nana, emigrated from Sicily to the United States around the turn of the century and settled in Pueblo, Colorado. Today, the tradition lives on! Mulay’s Sausage is proudly brought to you by Loree's family living in Crested Butte, Colorado. Mulay's Website Follow their story on Instagram @mulayssausage Follow their story on Facebook
043: Gourmet Food Lovers Unite! Grain Free Pasta, Pizza and Cookie Dough with Cappello’s Co-Founder Benjamin Frohlichstein
Cappello’s is a Colorado-based gourmet food company specializing in high-end gluten free, grain free products. Founded in 2011 by friends Stacey Marcellus and Benjamin Frohlichstein, the inspiration for Cappello’s was born out of Stacey and Ben’s desire to create a totally unique food company, to be the best at what they do, and to legitimize their penchant for asking strangers to taste their pasta. Cappello’s mission is simple: provide fresh, uniquely delicious options for gourmet food-lovers, healthy eaters and people with dietary restrictions.
042: Superfoods From The Hive with Carly Stein of Beekeeper’s Naturals
Beekeeper's purpose is simple: to bring you the highest quality products from the hive and nurture a greater awareness for saving their bees! That is why their all-natural health-boosting products are made with the purest ingredients from sustainable apiaries full of healthy bees. Each of their products has been rigorously tested to meet the highest potency standards. One of their core values is to practice, share and promote sustainable beekeeping. What exactly does that mean? Beekeeper's Naturals put the bees first in the process of making their products and want their bees and customers alike to thrive. They ensure that their bees are healthy, pollinate in safe locations and they never over-harvest, leaving their bees with plenty of honey, pollen, and propolis of their own. Through a partnership with two of the leading North American bee research institutions, The University of California Davis Bee Research Facility and the Canadian Honey Council, they have created a platform for giving, education, and awareness regarding the plight of the bees. They feel that with your help they can make a difference and #SaveTheBees!
041: Keep Your Baby Full, Happy and Serene with My Serenity Kids Baby Food!
Serenity and her partner Joe started Serenity Kids because they wanted only the best for their future baby. They couldn't find a baby food high in healthy fat and protein and saw how difficult it was for their friends who cook all of their baby's food. They were shocked by the amount of sugar in most baby foods because sugar (even from fruit) creates inflammation which leads to health problems and can make a baby fussy from the blood sugar crash. So they partnered with small, American family farmers to create a delicious baby food that contains meat from animals raised humanely, on pasture, without hormones, antibiotics, or GMO feed. Pastured meats benefit the animal, the family farmers, and the planet. The best part is that they're better for your baby because they have a much higher Omega-3s and CLAs than grain-fed meats. They blend these meats with high-quality organic vegetables to create balanced, nourishing meals. Serenity, for the whole family.
Bonus: Stop The Madness VOL 1 with James Connolly and Mike Pastor (Debunking the Recent Coconut Oil Article Published by the American Heart Association)
James Connolly and Mike Pastor return to The No Diet Podcast to help me debunk the recently famous coconut oil article published by the American Heart Association. Should we believe everything we read? We have to understand that when something goes viral, it's almost always indeed funded by powerful entities with lots of coin. In the episode, James reiterates the power of the vegetable oil industry, while also defining correlation studies. We also talk about the power of pharmaceutical companies and how they manipulate us into turning to drugs before food. Mike ways in on how to deal with individuals close to us who feed off of the tactical trickery. Stop the madness...
040: The Yes Bar! Say Yes To Real Food with Brennan Spreitzer
The YES Bar was born about four years ago in a kitchen in Laurel Canyon, California. Creator, Abigail Revasch's younger son had a lot of food sensitivities at the time, as well as a few health challenges, and she found herself constantly having to say "no" to things he wanted to eat. It made her sad, and she vowed right then and there to whip up a treat so delicious, and so healthy that anytime he asked for one, she would be able to say a resounding YES! Abigail collected all the healthy yummy foods she could find in her kitchen that were all naturally free of gluten, dairy, soy, and corn. She started with nuts and seeds. She added some honey and maple syrup, some pure vanilla bean powder, some cinnamon, some dried fruits, and coconut butter. Then she added chia and flax for an extra dose of nutrition. Finally, Abigail threw in dark chocolate, just because chocolate is awesome. She experimented for months till these little portable yummies had just the right consistency. From day one, even before they were perfect, her son loved them. Their friends who came over loved them. Her husband loved them. He started using them for his 50-mile bike rides. His cycling buddies wanted some. They brought them as snacks to birthday parties, and other people wanted to buy them. They went to some local stores, and they loved them and wanted to sell them. You get the picture. They realized that even with all the many many bars that are out there in the world, there wasn't any other bar just like the YES bar. What's different about The Yes Bar? Well, they're grain free and paleo friendly. Every single ingredient in The Yes Bar bar is a REAL FOOD. There's no funky binders or preservatives or fillers of any kind. It's not just a bunch of healthy bird seed stuck together, and they're also not a glorified candy bar. But at the end of the day, what makes people love The Yes Bar is that THEY TASTE THAT GOOD. It's because Abigail didn't set out to "make a bar." She set out to make a delicious treat that was 100 percent healthy. Life is beautiful and messy. Just say YES.
039: Jerky Made out of Coconut? You Bet! With Seth Syberg of Cocoburg
The idea is simple but revolutionary: The team at Cocoburg believes that simple, natural, unprocessed foods are not only the most delicious but also the most healthy. Looking out on a world of heavily processed snack foods, they feel a bit like pioneers as they offer you Cocoburg: the first and only raw, vegan, paleo, gluten-free, soy-free, superfood jerky known to humanity. CHEWY, SAVORY, & FLAVORFUL. Welcome to Cocoburg! The future is delicious.
038: Real Organic Medicinal Mushroom Extracts with Nammex Founder, Jeff Chilton
Since 1989, Nammex has pioneered the development and manufacture of medicinal mushroom extracts for the nutritional supplement industry. Nammex specializes in medicinal mushroom products and is the premier supplier of organically certified mushroom extracts to nutraceutical and nutritional supplement companies. Their commitment to quality and 35 years of mushroom growing experience is your guarantee of a safe, certain and highly effective product. Because they focus entirely on mushrooms, they have been able to identify the active compounds in their products with an aggressive program of research and development. Nammex mushroom extracts are defined by scientific analysis. This means that you can guarantee to your customers that the important active compounds for which mushrooms are well known will be present. The Nammex mushroom testing fingerprint is fast becoming the industry standard. Their medicinal mushroom product line is a complete source for wholesale distribution to nutraceutical, functional food, and tonic drink manufacturers. Nammex offers guaranteed quality standards based on accredited Good Manufacturing Practices. They have a complete line of Organically Certified mushroom powders and extracts and they offer quick and reliable shipments within North America. Medicinal mushrooms are their specialty.
037: Lifestyle Perspectives with Paleo Magazine Radio Host, Ashleigh VanHouten
Ashleigh VanHouten is the host of the Paleo Magazine Radio podcast and has been a contributor to Paleo Magazine for more than five years. Dedicated to learning everything she can about health and wellness, she's a Primal Blueprint Certified Expert, holds certifications in CrossFit Strongman and Olympic Lifting, and has her hand in a number of sports, from powerlifting to competing nationally in natural figure bodybuilding.
036: The Best Gelato, Vegan or Otherwise, Ever Created with Vixen Kitchens Sundara Clark
Vixen Kitchen Paleo Vegan Gelato is a labor of love inspired by Sundara Clark's two girls Gigi and Lola. Like most kids, they love sweets. The problem came when Sundara went to read the labels of some of their favorite treats. They were filled with junk created in a chemistry lab instead of a kitchen. So she created this gourmet vegan gelato that she's confident will satisfy your cravings and high standards-It’s both delicious and nutritious. It can be enjoyed daily without guilt and it's 100% organic! The best part is it’s filled with simple wholesome ingredients even a six-year-old can pronounce. Sundara has created a dessert that tastes amazing but has the nutritional profile of a superfood densely loaded with minerals, vitamins, and healthy fats. Try it for yourself and be amazed!
035: Mastering Your Mitochondrial Health; Plus the Purest DHA on the Planet with Matt Blackburn
Matt Blackburn created MITOLIFE as a vehicle for transformation to assist the creators, achievers, and performers of the world to achieve profound levels of health and happiness so that they can show up fully to their work and leave lasting impact in everything they do. His health journey and 10 years of studying mechanics, systems, and science of the human potential have led him to a Mitochondrial focused approach to health that creates real and lasting results for those who are committed. His site is a collection of his own insights and products to assist you in your health and performance goals. In the episode, we discuss his two supplements and a whole bunch more. Get ready for your mind to be blown! Please enjoy...
034: Gut Health Recommendations with the FitGutMd, Dr. John Cluley
Dr. John Cluley is a board-certified gastroenterologist in Austin, TX. Dr. John is a native Texan and attended the University of Texas for both undergrad (Austin) and medical school (San Antonio) before completing his internal medicine residency at Northwestern University in Chicago and a fellowship in digestive and liver diseases at UT Southwestern in Dallas. He has also completed a certification in plant-based nutrition from Cornell University. In practice, he strives to help his patients find relief first through lifestyle and diet changes before turning to medication.  He is energized by patients who take a proactive approach to their health and often lends his gut health expertise to the Austin fitness community through live events at boot camps and gyms. Outside of the office, Dr. John’s true passion is in the kitchen. He is known among his friends and Instagram followers for pumping out approachable, healthy and beautiful recipes for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, always paired with a side of gut-health education. Dr. John is a proud member of the Crossfit South Lamar community in Austin, and you can also find him trying to keep up with his wife, Wendy, on a bike at Love Cycling Studio.
033: Is Cannabidiol (CBD) a Miracle Molecule? With Kyle Brown of Jambo Superfoods!
Jambo Superfoods is a California company bringing you the best in herbal enhanced snack food. Their goal is to raise your vibrations through great ingredients, delicious flavor, and natural herbs. Their range is aimed to help you get into the right state of mind whether that is focused, relaxed or energized. Along with their California Non-Profit collective Jambo Direct, they also offer the best cannabis and CBD edibles* on the market. Don't worry, they offer a "virgin" version of their Jambo for those of you who just love the flavor.
032: Superior Snacking with Supernola Founder, Cindy Poiesz
Cindy Poiesz is passionate about truly good foods for your body that taste absolutely amazing. The founder of Supernola is here to help make that healthier option a whole lot easier, to help you tackle your demanding day with sustainable energy, to help your body to feel much better, to help you be energized throughout your workout, and to help you be a little more 'super' each and every day. It's not only their dedication to high quality, nutrient dense ingredients that makes Supernola so super... but the power of the superfood ingredients themselves! They've carefully hand-picked each of their suppliers and are proud to work with and support many fair-trade organizations, family-run businesses, and local farms. They source as local and as direct from the actual producer as possible and are proud to know where each of their ingredients comes from.  
031: Feed Your Mind, Body, and Soul with Daniel Draskinis of Gold Nugget Ghee!
Gold Nugget Ghee began with a vision by entrepreneur, foodie, and biohacker: Daniel Draskinis, to reconnect people with traditional foods, specifically nutritious and healthy fats. Daniel became aware of ghee when he was experimenting with different diets and found the wealth of ancestral foods that have been forgotten about in the American diet. Through tapping into the ancestral wisdom and foods, he found his own optimal performance eating ghee. As an outdoor enthusiast, rock climber, yogi, and ultramarathoner, he wanted something that would fuel and sustain his adventures. GOLD NUGGET GHEE is committed to bringing people the highest quality ghee available on the market. They source butter from small farms in Northern California, which provides a unique rainforest ecosystem that allows cows to happily graze on green grass ALL YEAR long. They are committed to providing nutrient-dense ghee that supports your health, our food system, and the planet.
030: Enhance The Flavor Of Any Meal! With Dustin Gersch, Creator of Paleo Powder Seasonings
By his late 20s, after years of playing Texas football and eating Texas BBQ, Dustin Gersch weighed more than 300 pounds, and his unhealthy eating habits were having real, undesirable effects on his life. In 2010, he started doing CrossFit and quickly saw improvements in his fitness level, but he still needed to address his eating habits. Dustin chose to follow a Paleo lifestyle and within a year, he lost more than 50 pounds. He had found a lifestyle that helped him drop fat and gain muscle…while still allowing him to enjoy Texas BBQ. In fact, it was that love for Texas BBQ that led Dustin to create Paleo Powder. As he looked at seasoning blends he had traditionally used to flavor his BBQ, he realized all of them contained MSG, gluten or some unhealthy ingredient or additive. He realized he was going to have to make his own – and Paleo Powder Seasoning was born... Paleo Powder is a line of great tasting, versatile seasoning blends formulated to enhance the flavor of almost any dish without the unhealthy ingredients and disruptive additives found in most seasoning blends. They exist to provide the everyday home cook flavorful, one-stop, healthy seasoning blends. Their products include Paleo Powder Original, Paleo Powder Pink (made with Himalayan pink salt), Paleo Powder Salt-Free, Paleo Powder Herbed - Salt-Free and Paleo Powder AIP. All of their blends are MSG free, gluten free, Certified Paleo, Whole30 Approved and GO TEXAN. They are independently owned and operated.
029: 3 Reasons Why You Should Join the Revolution and Become a RitzFit Member!
In this special episode of The No Diet Podcast, I take a quick turn on the mic to help you become familiar with the many benefits and privileges of having a RitzFit membership. I cover our vision, our amazing team of experts who are approving the products we’ll offer to you and the benefits of joining pre-launch. On top of that, I also give a sneak peek at the types of products you can expect when we go live in August!
028: The Ferrari of Chocolates, with Sean Jewell of Coracao Confections
As kids the founders of Coracao Confections loved candy!
They later discovered that their favorite candies were packed with corn syrup, GMO’s, refined sugar, preservatives and lots of other ingredients we couldn’t pronounce.
As they learned more about nutrition they started eating more organic, unprocessed and wholesome foods. The benefits were life changing! Weight loss, more mental clarity, longer lasting energy and feeling more excited about life!
That’s when they discovered pure cacao (chocolate beans) and that it's one of the healthiest foods on the planet! Cacao is one of the highest antioxidant foods ever tested, full of iron and is high in Magnesium & Zinc. They were overjoyed to be able to eat their favorite childhood food again, and feel amazing eating it.
Though the celebration didn’t last long, they couldn’t find any healthy chocolates on the market that gave them that delicious, nostalgic satisfaction that they got from eating their favorite candies as kids.
They both had worked with food for most of their lives and decided to create it themselves and offer healthy & delicious chocolate candy to the world! In 2008 they started Coracao Chocolate (pronounced: cor-uh-cow). It’s also the best tasting dark chocolate you’ve ever tasted, I can confirm that! The team at Coracao Chocolate believe that you, your friends & family deserve to enjoy delicious chocolate and feel great too, long after eating it.
027: Learn to Fuel Your Gut Microbiome with Stanford Hospital Dietitian, Leanna Tu
Leanna is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist based in Northern California. She mainly works as a dietitian at Stanford Hospital, but also does nutrition-related writing projects, consultant work, and sees clients on the side. Leanna is keenly interested in how food interacts with the body, embracing a whole-foods and personalized approach to nourishing your body for optimum wellness. Her goal is to translate complex science and research into simple, clean eating habits for her clients. In her free time, she loves to do hot yoga, cook, and go hiking! Connect with her at http://leannatu.weebly.com/ and on Instagram @nutritionologie.
026: Talking Raw Fish Oils From Rosita Real Foods with Organic3.com’s Archie Welch
Organic3.com provides unparalleled, premium supplements that punctuate a real-food diet — and therefore, help maximize the absorption of nutrients by supporting a healthy digestion. A compromised digestive tract challenges many people on their journey to health. We want to help by offering ultra-pure supplements that avoid common allergens and questionable fillers. Archie Welch talks about his role in the company while teaching us the ins and outs when it comes to fish oil supplements! After hearing from previous guests that Rosita Cod Liver Oil was the best on the market, I had to reach out to Archie!
025: How to Connect with the Innate Intelligence of Your Body with The Holistic Prana Radhika!
Radhika is a former executive turned health and lifestyle coach. She is a certified integrative nutrition Health coach, has trained in digestive health and functional nutrition from Holistic nutrition labs, a certified Bulletproof™ Coach, and 200 RYT yoga teacher. She is passionate about helping her clients enhance their energy, improve mental performance, and upgrade their lives - mind-body-energy. Her unique lifestyle formula empowers her clients to deeply connect with their cravings, desires, and inner truth so that they achieve the whole self-upgrade they’re after. Click here to read her guide on “10 ways to master stress and cultivate inner peace.”
024: Peanut Butter Without the Clutter with Crazy Richard’s President and CEO, Kimmi Wernli
The Krema Products Company, originally The American Refining Company, formed in 1898 in Columbus, Ohio. In 1908 the name changed to Krema when it began making peanut butter and nut products and opened its first retail store.* Krema’s peanut butter was all natural; with no added salt, sugar, or preservatives, and made with one simple ingredient: peanuts. Today, that same product—natural peanut butter made simply from peanuts—is marketed under the banner of Crazy Richard’s Peanut Butter as “natural peanut butter without the clutter—no added salt, sugar, or oils.” Kimmi Wernli, wife and mother of four, took the helm in January of 2016 as owner and president of Crazy Richard’s Peanut Butter.
023: Eat Clean and Shop Smart at Costco Wholesale with iFOODreal.com’s Olena Osipov
Olena Osipov is the talent behind the respected blog ifoodreal.com. She is a mom, feeding her family delicious clean eating recipes. It is not weird, people. It is real food. The way humans are supposed to eat. Olena grew up in Ukraine, immigrated to Canada, and is now blessed to call Vancouver, BC her new home. What's not to like?! "I started iFOODreal in 2012 after being fired from a job I hated. Yep, good girls get fired too. I gained a passion for fitness and clean eating after having my 2nd child in 2011. “Why not turn my passion into business?!” "OK, look. Here is the deal. Clean eating is not a diet, it is a lifestyle. I don’t believe in any diets as they don’t work. In fact, I eat clean about 80%. Every Monday I post what I ate on a weekend. Hope it helps to see I’m not perfect."
022: Harrison Levy Founder of Rootz Nutrition, Shows us How To Get Back to Our Rootz Through his Pre and Post Workout Supplements!
The inspiration for Rootz came when Harrison Levy had taken up the Paleolithic diet in 2011 and was left with virtually no options for pre and post-workout supplementation. He began to realize that most of the products on the market were loaded with chemicals and artificial ingredients, often dangerous, and almost never Paleo-approved. As a person who cross-trains daily, Harrison wasn’t willing to stop taking supplements entirely, as they were so key in fueling his workouts and aiding his recovery. He spent countless hours in nutrition shops and online searching for all-natural alternatives to pre and post-workout supplements. He wanted something that was healthy and Paleo-friendly but would still give him results. To his frustration, every product he had tried left him disappointed. The pre-workouts were too weak, and the protein powders either didn’t taste good or didn’t have the well-rounded nutritional profile that he was looking for. One morning while studying in Ann Arbor, Michigan, he decided to try a little experiment. Harrison went to a local health food shop and bought a bunch of different ingredients to make his own pre and post-workout supplements. The first batch he made on day one left a lot to be desired, but it had ignited his mission to create his very own pre and post-workout supplements made from real, wholesome foods. After four years of extensive research, testing, tweaking, and feedback, Harrison is confident in saying that he has come up with the best tasting, healthiest, and most importantly, most effective pre and post-workout nutritional supplements available. Now, he wants to share them with you. We Hope you enjoy.
021: Jerry Wilson, Executive Chef, and Two Time CrossFit Games Masters Athlete Shares his Addictive Personality!
Husband, Father, and Grandpa but he goes by “Papa” to his children and grandchildren. Jerry Wilson is The CrossFit Chef, not your typical looking chef but a fit one. He started doing CrossFit in the fall of 2008 and his life and lifestyle have evolved in all aspects since he started living healthy. A two time Masters CrossFit Games athlete and an Executive Chef for more than 30 years. Jerry has a type “A” addictive competitive personality and he enjoys eating and creating great food.
020: Longevity in a Bottle Formulator, Christian Bates, Sets the Organic and Green Standard in the Wellness Industry!
After graduating in 2007, Christian Bates delved deeper into daily practices of consuming herbs, wild foods, and other ancestral foods. He found that many of his favorite herbs – the tonic herbs – were too rare and hard to use to be practical for most people at the time, yet crucial for just about every body’s health. After years of sourcing these nutritional gems, he launched Longevity Power in 2012. Longevity Power creates “powerful superfood and herbal extract formulas with uncompromised quality to genuinely make a big difference in the health and wellness of our customers while setting the organic and green standard in the wellness industry.” Christian lives a full life as the man behind Longevity Power and is a highly engaged & knowledgeable speaker as well as a healthy role model for men and women of all ages. Keep up with him as he lays out “the most uncompromised, highest quality, results-driven, outrageously fun conscious food lifestyle education ever!”
019: Combat Autoimmune Disease with the Paleo Paparazzi, Kendra Cardoza
Kendra Cardoza is the incredible talent behind the blog called the Paleo Paparazzi. Her story may sound similar in a lot of ways to so many who come to paleo. Kendra grew up eating lots of desserts, many times dessert was first before any meal. Growing up her diet was very unhealthy; she was addicted to sugar and junk food! In high school, lunch usually consisted of pizza, donuts, and Doritos. It wasn’t until 2010 that Kendra started to think more seriously about what she was putting into her body when her mom was diagnosed with uterine cancer. She started adding more vegetables to her diet but was still eating lots of processed foods. Then in 2011, when Kendra started blacking out from excruciating pain in her left side, she realized her body was very sick and went to see a doctor. A few months later, she had surgery and was diagnosed with an autoimmune disease called endometriosis. This interview is all about the impact food has on Kendra's life, and of course product recommendations!!
018: Gettin’ Nutty with the Founder of Performance Nut Butter, Travis Marziani
Four years ago, Travis Marziani quit his corporate job to follow his dreams and to travel the world, while also running a successful online business. Since then Travis' dream has become a reality. He has started his own podcasts such as, "How to do Your 20's" and "Build My Online Store", and is currently launching a Kickstarter for his new company, Performance Nut Butter; geared towards people looking to eat vegan, paleo, keto or generally healthier on the go. Recently, I had a chance to try this nut butter and let me tell you, it's the best tasting nut butter I have ever tried! Not only was it amazing, it packs a special punch as the main nut is macadamia!!
017: Biohack Your Way to Clean Eating with Australian Biohacker Dayne Barkley!
Dayne Barkley is enormously passionate about optimizing human performance and wellbeing and strongly believes in investing in your own health and personal development. Optimal health to Dayne is a total alignment of your hormones, circadian rhythms, sleep patterns, energy, cognitive function, physical & cardiovascular strength and mindset. Dayne specializes in the optimization of sleep, nutrition, movement, environment, lifestyle, habits & psychology to upgrade and enhance human performance and potential. It all starts with the basic foundations of reconnecting to the planet we live on. This episode is chalk-filled with the content you need to begin biohacking today!
016: A Whole New Way of Snacking with Mary Kosir, Co-Founder of WholeMe
Founded in 2013, WholeMe was created by two women dedicated to developing nutrient-dense, delicious, convenient foods. Like many, their lives were busy and chaotic. WholeMe was created using real ingredients to fuel their active lifestyle. A real alternative to the preservative-filled, sugar-laden snacks that surround us. WholeMe is the partnership of Krista Steinbach and Mary Kosir. Two smart, passionate women who realized the power that food has on their daily lives and want to make eating real, delicious food convenient and easy. Earlier in 2014, they successfully launched a Kickstarter campaign and raised over $40,000. I had an absolute blast interviewing Mary; I had been searching for guilt-free clusters/granola for quite some time.... With confidence, I can say I finally found it! Use code RITZFIT for 20% off the WholeMe website!
015: Fuel Your Fight Nutrition Owner Jordyn Stradley Talks Functional Medicine, Gut Health, and Combatting Laziness.
Jordyn Stradley is a Nutrition Therapy Practitioner and IT Consultant. Odd mix, I know. She couldn’t decide on just one so she chose to rock both nutrition and computers. AND she is crushing it. Jordyn loves strong coffee, heavy weights, Archer marathons, and great whiskey. Jordyn utilizes the power of food and supplementation to help her clients battle digestive disorders, hormone dysfunction, and skin conditions. She also specializes in athletic performance and pain management. Although Jordyn's education focuses heavily on traditional methods of healing, she develops therapy plans that are appropriate for modern day living. In other words, she knows that not everyone has 48 hours to dedicate to making their own bone broth. Not everyone lives in temperate climates where organic produce is easily accessible. If you’re like Jordyn and live in a cold place that resembles Planet Hoth from Star Wars, you know that plant life just can’t survive in a place where even Tauntauns cannot. Her point is there are ways to live a happy, thriving life in even the most inconvenient geographical locations.
014: Hustle Never Tasted So Good with Wise Ape Tea CEO Joe Scola’s New Chocolate Hustle!
On Joe Scola's quest to prolong his father's life, he became obsessed with researching alternative natural methods for trying to help him fight this terminal disease. Joe had begun digging deep into the naturally occurring components in teas and herbs that had been used for centuries to fight illness and promote health. Joe had also personally begun using tea more frequently as a form of meditation and stress control.It was in this period of time that Joe was reminded how health, wellness, and entrepreneurship were always something he and his father connected on. The Wise Ape is very much symbolic of these principles, representative of the perfect balance between strength and wisdom.Wise Ape was founded to help provide products to those that push forward on a quest for wellness, knowledge, and productivity. The Wise Ape team designed this mission to be altruistic at its core, with each of their tea blends raising funds for a unique charitable cause. Wise Ape aims to empower their tribe members to find a balance between mind and body, evolve consistently, and together become a tribe of Wise Apes.
013: Learn to Eat Clean Following Nomad Mike Pastor from Puerto Rico!
Mike Pastor is the Co-founder of The Movement Academy in Rincon, Puerto Rico, a unique foundation specializing in a holistic approach to health and fitness and an understanding of the human body through play and self-defense. With over a decade of real-world experience, and with the wisdom of world-class teachers, Mike has seamlessly blended real fitness and strength training goals with functional rehabilitation to optimize health, challenge the mind, and reduce stress. Mike Pastor holds certifications in Movnat, Functional Movement Systems, and Precision Nutrition, as well as having completed his 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training. He is also an avid Jiu Jitsu practitioner currently holding the rank of the purple belt and has competed in Amateur Boxing, MMA, and BJJ tournaments. Mike lives in Rincon, Puerto Rico with his partner and co-founder, Marisa Hughes, with whom he is raising his teenage daughter.
012: Get Wild With the Cleanest Small-Batched Superfood Ingredients on the Planet! With Colin Stuckert, CEO of Wildfoods.Co
Wildfoods is a real food ingredient and supplement company! Their products are made from the highest quality ingredients in a way that maintains the Real Food nutrition of each product while also respecting the environment and the laborers that produce each ingredient. Their mission is to spread the importance of real food nutrition and the importance of transparency in the way the food we eat is made and handled. They believe that success is measured by the impact we have on the world. By combining food, service, and purpose, Wild Foods aims to bring happiness and betterment to as many people as possible. Swing over to the Wildfoods.co official website to grab the products mentioned in the episode!
011: Life’s Too Short to Eat Boring, Tasteless Food with Dana Monsees
Dana Monsees is the creator of the blog Real Food With Dana Monsees. In 2013 Dana decided she wanted to pursue her passion for nutrition and health further, so she enrolled at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, where she trained in more than one hundred dietary theories and studied a variety of practical lifestyle coaching methods. Drawing on this knowledge, she now works with clients to create a completely personalized “roadmap to health” that suits their unique bodies, lifestyles, preferences, and goals. It’s her mission to make sure the same series of unfortunate events that she experienced does not happen to others by helping them realize how food is a powerful key to prevent illness or achieve great health.
010: Michael Assayag, The Founder of Sprouted Minds is Changing The Game With His Raw Superfoods Bar!
Most “health” and energy bars on the market are not doing you any good; quite the opposite in fact. This is because most are highly processed, and – worse yet- packed with sugar. Sprouted Minds food bars are different, in a class of their own. Our products are health potent and pure, using only the highest quality of organic, raw, and sprouted ingredients that are suitable for the health conscious, athletes, and for people who are simply looking for a tasty health fix. The idea of health consciousness and sustainability sparked in Sprouted Minds founder and recent University of California, Berkeley alum, Michael Assayag, during his teenage years. In high school, Michael adopted a healthy lifestyle after always feeling sluggish after eating food available at his school. Michael began a clean diet regime, free of artificial, colors, flavors, sweeteners, unhealthy oils, and preservatives. Almost immediately Michael could feel a difference in his mental clarity and during his wrestling practices. He quickly began to share his positive experience with others and embarked on a mission of teaching others how to lead a similar lifestyle. Sprouted Minds was born....
009: Kids and Nutrition; The Shocking History of Sugar and Saturated Fat, Including Why Your Body Struggles to Recognize Food with James Connolly.
James Connolly is an artist and Chef in New York City. After graduating from The School of Visual Arts with a Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Art, he worked as a realist painter, draftsman, and sculptor, showing in galleries across the US and in Europe. He lived in England for a short time, and it was there that he developed a real passion for food, food systems, and nutrition. He trained as a chef at Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons in England and The French Culinary Institute in NYC, and in addition to being trained in food preparation, he’s focused his studies on the nutritional aspects of food, issues with obesity and the historical and current model of food systems. In 2010, James co-founded Bubble, a program that helps educate families about nutrition and fitness, specifically when it comes to kids and the condition of school lunches today. James enjoys funding food documentaries and is also now raising his own children and teaching them, along with his wife, the value of nutrition and eating well.
008: Eat Clean to Outrun the Competition, with Long Distance Runner Dani Rowlinson
Dani Rowlinson is a competitive long distance runner from the UK, headed to LMU(Loyola Marymount University) to compete for the Lions. Clean eating has had a tremendous impact on her ability to outrun her competition. In this episode, we talk a bit about the difference between the UK and the US in terms of the health food industry. If you're interested in getting into long distance running or maybe you already run for distance, listen in as Dani talks about the food she eats for optimum performance, and find out who inspires her to maintain her clean eating lifestyle.
007: Butter Coffee Made Easy! With Nick Wehrle, Co-Creator of Power Creamer
As Butter Coffee, made famous by Dave Asprey of Bulletproof, continues to gain attention, some have recognized that, as great as Butter Coffee is, the preparation process can be a bit of a pain. Nick Wehrle and his partner Greg, quickly caught on to the Bulletproof craze and decided to rise up and meet this challenge. They've packed all the ingredients into a coffee creamer that comes in a convenient, squeezable container; all you have to do is brew your favorite coffee, pour into a blender then squeeze and go! Listen in as we learn about this unique product, its health benefits and why it's a better option than many of the coffee creamers you are using today.
006: Satiate Your Soul Through Clean Eating with The Satiated Blonde herself, Dr. Nicole McManus Creator of thesatiatedblonde.com
Dr. Nicole McManus is the creator of the blog "The Satiated Blonde", where she shares her discoveries of new products and foods for leading the healthiest lifestyle possible. In the episode, we go crazy by talking about raw camel milk and the benefits of tongue scraping. Lot's of fun doing this interview, plus tons of great recommendations that will blow your minds!
005: Taking the Diet Out of Keto, Supplement Manufacturer’s Dirty Secrets, and Everything You Need to Know About the Foods You Already Eat with Dr. Anthony Gustin
Dr. Anthony Gustin spills all! Hear what he has to say on cleaning up foods, the manufacturing of supplements and Dr. Gustin's own journey as a Chiropractor, CrossFit Coach, Strength Coach, and nutritionist for athletes, all while maintaining the day to day operations for his two supplement companies Pure WOD and Perfect Keto. This health foods hobbyist dishes only the best articles, recipes and information to be the cleanest version of yourself! Simply check out his site at DrAnthonyGustin.com. Dr. Anthony Gustin makes it his goal to not only educate you but to educate himself with the best health food through his very own experiments!
004: Nourish Your Body With The Right Foods & Revive Your Health with Danielle Mein.
Find out how working in the ICU and being a registered dietician can help your perspective when it comes to nourishing your body with the right foods. Learn also some of Danielle’s secrets when it comes to solid food choices and why. Danielle Mein is a Registered Dietitian currently working at Broward Health Medical Center in an adult ICU as well as Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital in Fort Lauderdale in the cardiovascular pediatric ICU. She is an advocate for a diet based on real, whole foods- nothing fancy, in order to promote health, regain wellness, and prevent disease. She brings it back to the basics; her recommendations are grounded in traditional practices as well as scientific research.
003: Your Morning Cup of Joe Ain’t Clean! Featuring Home Roasting Expert and Founder of Greencoffeestore.com
News flash! The coffee industry is wack! Take a stroll through what goes into making your morning cup of joe, with Ritzfit, as we show you how to create the cleanest and most delicious cup of coffee. Our special guest, Phil Kniss of Phil’s Just Java, will provide you with all the tools and tactics you need to drink your caffeine clean. Plus, give your wallet a break by checking out Phil’s store, http://www.greencoffeestore.com for half priced beans to get your day ready and your health swag on!
002: Four Companies Who Stood Out at This Years Arnold Classic Fitness Expo
In this episode, I share 4 companies who stood out at this years Arnold classic. This is a must listen, as it is very hard to find quality, wholesome products at this event; most of what you find contains all the fake ingredients we are trying to avoid…
001: Step Aside Beef Jerky, There’s a New Snack in Town. Take a Clean bite of Biltong and Droewors, with Ayoba-Yo’s Very Own Wian van Blommestein
Ayoba-Yo offers the cleanest alternative to a fairly tainted jerky industry. Wian, who runs the family business, took time out of his busy schedule to share his product with Ritzfit nation. I had the opportunity to try three of the products offered by Ayoba-Yo and, holy cow (no pun intended)! I will never open another bag of fake ingredient infested jerky again. This stuff is the real deal. Listen in to learn about the preparation process, the health benefits, and yes, a discount code at the end! Ayoba-Yo! Man, that's super fun to say…

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