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Reset Your Lifestyle for Optimal Health

April 06, 2022 Dr. Isabel MD & Culinary Nutrition Expert Chef Michael Season 3 Episode 8
MD and Chef Team - The Show!
Reset Your Lifestyle for Optimal Health
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🔷  In this episode, Dr. Isabel MD interviews Helene, and Wow, do they "Bring the Fire!"

I'm sure you will enjoy the insights and inspiration from these two passionate and impactful  women.

🔷  Jennifer Helene, M.S. is an international expert in health and wellness, immersed in cutting-edge nutrition, fitness, and spiritual thought leadership. She’s on a mission to empower people to succeed in revitalizing their life, relationships, and businesses. 

Helene activates change through her health & lifestyle coaching and mentoring programs—breaking down the debilitating cycle of toxic habits and putting you on the path to vitality. 

🔷  She is a former FORD model, MasterChef (FOX TV) cast member, mother, seeker of truth, and principal of Purposeful Ventures.

Nourishment, Embodiment and Spirituality for performance. 

➥ “Our daily practice is our strongest medicine.”


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Speaker 1 (0s): Coming up on this episode of the MD and chef team show 

Speaker 0 (8s): And started a fashion company with my husband. And we ended up running that for the next 10 years. And that's when I would learn a food as medicine. 

Speaker 1 (18s): Yes. 

Speaker 0 (19s): And I got my bachelor's and master's degree in nutrition. And I studied with the grandmothers in Greece and in France and in Germany, I learned to speak fluent, French and German. And I, you know, led this company, this international fashion company, which is a very, which is a very valuable teaching about business. And that coupled with my passion for improved health outcomes, that unfortunately Western medicine couldn't provide me outside of that. Of course, saving my leg. 

My mother died abruptly at age 59 with severe obesity as one of her causes of death. Oh, 

Speaker 1 (57s): Helene 

Speaker 0 (58s): Tragic. But it made me even more excited about my mission to teach people how, you know, you can have your cake and eat it too. 

Speaker 1 (1m 8s): Well. It's going to the show from the MDs 

Speaker 2 (1m 12s): Team. 

Speaker 1 (1m 12s): I'm Dr. Isabel medical doctor here at the MD and chef team. And who are you? 

Speaker 2 (1m 18s): Chef Michael Coleman nutrition experts. I'm the chef part of the case. 

Speaker 1 (1m 22s): And what are we going to talk about bed? Now? I can say that because he's my husband. Yeah. 

Speaker 2 (1m 27s): We'll be talking about marriage relationships parenting until next. Talk about mindsets that success overcoming depression, anxiety, I'll be getting into functional nutrition, recipes and tips from the kitchen. And we're going to both get into how to live a long, healthy, vibrant life. 

Speaker 1 (1m 45s): Yes. I love it. Our mission is to help you prevent and reverse disease and give you both in the process. Oh yeah. We like to 

Speaker 2 (1m 57s): Show 

Speaker 1 (2m 2s): Hello team. It's me your host, Dr. Isabel, and you're here at the MD and chef team podcast. And today I am so excited. I have a brand new friend that I'm going to introduce you today. I'll just tell you a little bit about her and then we're going to just open up the floor and take off. Her name is Jennifer Helene and she's the life coach. And also the vitality podcast host and has been helping women integrate their healthy minds, bodies and souls to become their best. 

I love that. You know, I'm all about that. And most authentic selves, she's been a master chef cast member created life-transforming programs for health institutes. Yes, you have. And university, and is a member of the Forbes coaches council. And so much more I'm to go ahead and introduce to you Jennifer Helene. And she likes to be called Helene. Hyaline. 

Speaker 0 (3m 6s): Hello? Hello. Hello. So honored to be here. And I just, I just love everything about you as well, so, 

Speaker 1 (3m 13s): Oh, I love you too. I just, we just finished doing a podcast and I was her, her guest, and I'm just like, wow, I just love this whole deal. 

Speaker 0 (3m 27s): Thank, so, 

Speaker 1 (3m 28s): Tell us where you're from. Where, where are you living right now? 

Speaker 0 (3m 31s): I live right now in Northern California. I've been here for about six years after living abroad for 10 years. It was, you know, where it was like coming back to, you know, I was trying to find my spot here in the United States and didn't realize how little of the U S I actually understood and knew, and I'm still discovering it. I mean, what a great beautiful country this place is. Of course it has its downfalls, but it is beautiful land. And I love it out here. I love mostly the food culture, cause I'm such a foodie. So for me, this living here, the food culture has been just delightful as well as the, the sheer magnificence of nature. 

Speaker 1 (4m 9s): Yes. And that's probably sunny out there right now, right? 

Speaker 0 (4m 15s): Yeah. That's said the Jasmine is Burstein and the everything is growing right now. The grape leaves are coming back and the artichokes are starting and it's really a beautiful time. 

Speaker 1 (4m 25s): Spring is beautiful. Isn't it? 

Speaker 0 (4m 27s): Year round. I mean, going from the east coast, Washington DC also beautiful. But you know, we had winter this time of year is a little different out here. 

Speaker 1 (4m 36s): Isn't that crazy that we're both from the east coast and the Washington DC area. I mean, 

Speaker 0 (4m 42s): It is a little and is a very special breed of person that comes from that area. 

Speaker 1 (4m 49s): I 

Speaker 0 (4m 49s): Think so everywhere else in the world I've met, I've met people. I'd be like you are from the Washington DC area that you can kind of, there's something about us, the way we articulate, how we enunciate even it's a little different. Hmm. 

Speaker 1 (5m 4s): Okay. Well, I wanted to ask, you know, I, I, I just caught a little bit about your story. I'd love to hear your story that began when you were seven, because you are already thrown into the medical system and gosh, 

Speaker 0 (5m 21s): Yeah. I mean, I, I came out not even supporting breast milk, so they put me on soy milk and then chronic ear infections. My entire childhood had my tonsils out. So really from the moment I was born, it seems that I had some had health problems, you know, intolerances difficulties that we really used Western medicine to, to, to try to find solutions for. That was what my mom knew outside of the church. You know, we had our Western medical doctors and we really tried our best, but even before I had osteomyelitis, you know, I had all these ear infections that lasted, you know, my entire childhood until 18. 

And I also was in weight Watchers. So I had weight issues at age five, my first weight Watchers meeting, and then mom was in and out of Overeaters anonymous. So that was the backdrop of my upbringing. So I understood the food could heal and food could harm. I understood that, you know, food was celebration, but that life also wasn't worth living unless you had your health because I had a rare bone infection. They actually thought it was leukemia because my white blood cell count was so high. 

It took them about six months to find that I had osteomyelitis after the bone marrow biopsy, which is quite intense. As anyone knows, who's had one, whether you're an adult or a child. And so then I was on intravenous antibiotics. Luckily they were able to save my leg because without that, they normally would have had to amputate, you know, which of course would have changed my life forever. And it did change my life forever because just that awareness that not taking your health for granted as I did, and most people do until it's threatened, came to me at a very, very young age. 

I realized there was nothing more important than my health, because nothing could actually function in my life without it. And that was really clear. And I actually compound spiral fractured my other leg just as I was getting out of the wheelchair. I was in a wheelchair only because the catheter kept falling out. So I had to stay in the wheelchair so I could receive those intravenous antibiotics. So it was a tricky three years, 

Speaker 1 (7m 28s): A wheelchair for three years. 

Speaker 0 (7m 30s): Pretty much. Yeah. 

Speaker 1 (7m 31s): As a seven-year-old. 

Speaker 0 (7m 33s): Yeah, that's right. 

Speaker 1 (7m 35s): Where energy is injected into your body every single day. How did your parents keep you in a wheelchair? 

Speaker 0 (7m 43s): I had the most incredible mother. She was incredible. She just loved me so much and she made everything fun and she was just the best, you know, she wasn't perfect. Right. But I mean, she was, I just, I really lucked out. I got a good mom And a good dad too. I really did. But I just remember her presence during that time was so uplifting and fun and stimulating and exciting and, you know, she was just great. 

Speaker 1 (8m 20s): So you got out of the wheelchair then, what, what was your next, what was your next couple moment? 

Speaker 0 (8m 27s): Oh, that's a good question. I got really into school, so I was just going aren't we at a secondary school in Northern Virginia, they had 7,000 kids in it. 

Speaker 1 (8m 36s): Wow. 

Speaker 0 (8m 38s): It's a lot 

Speaker 1 (8m 38s): Of people that Fairfax county, 

Speaker 0 (8m 40s): That's Fairfax county. I live in verifies California now, which is kind of funny. 

Speaker 1 (8m 45s): That's funny. 

Speaker 0 (8m 46s): And I think that, for me, it was just so exciting to be in my body and to be able and capable. And so I was playing field hockey and the cross and I was in my voice doing voice, you know, training because I was trained to be an opera singer and I was in theater and I was in chorus and, you know, it was just like, I was just like so excited about life and living it and doing everything I could. And so that's what I did. I just was really excited and engaged and thrilled to just be alive 

Speaker 1 (9m 19s): And out of the, And there are 7,000 new friends to be 

Speaker 0 (9m 28s): It's student government. That's right. I did that president vice-president throughout. Yeah. It was really fun. So, so I just, I'd always been performing and kept performing and yeah, I had a really exciting, very full upbringing in, in Northern Virginia. And then I went to live in New York city thereafter, and I always been interested in theology and theological concepts. And I dove deeply into that when I lived in New York city as well. That's where I found yoga. And then I married and moved to Switzerland and started a fashion company with my husband. 

And we ended up running that for the next 10 years. And that's when I would learn a food as medicine. 

Speaker 1 (10m 8s): Yes. 

Speaker 0 (10m 8s): And I got my bachelor's and master's degree in nutrition. And I studied with the grandmothers in Greece and in France and in Germany, I learned to speak fluent French and German. And I, you know, led this company, this international fashion company, which is a very, which was a very valuable teaching about business. And that coupled with my passion for improved health outcomes, that unfortunately Western medicine couldn't provide me outside of that, of course, saving my leg. 

My mother died abruptly at age 59 with severe obesity as one of her causes of death. 

Speaker 1 (10m 46s): Oh, Helene 

Speaker 0 (10m 48s): Tragic. But it made me even more excited about my mission to teach people how, you know, you can have your cake and eat it too. You can, you can live a healthy life. Discipline is freedom. And so all of these, you know, components that I saw her struggle with and that I've struggled with, I was able to create methodologies around. So when it came back to the U S side, divorced, moved back here about 12 years ago and started getting really deep into how I could help heal the healthcare system and understand where it's broken. 

And I felt, I felt and still feel that there's a lot of work that needs to be done, 

Speaker 1 (11m 26s): But 

Speaker 0 (11m 29s): A lot of work. But anyway, I ended up working with different teams to create methodologies for training health coaches in different areas, cognitive impairment, cardiometabolics RNA DNA, and then worked with universities and institutions to train health coaches because I believe health coaching is really helpful in healing, this, this gap in healthcare, just to be the accountability and educational partner as a medical doctor yourself, you know, the model doesn't support, education and accountability, which is really the, for me, the glue that makes it stick. 

You know, these lifestyle changes that we both know are so critical for improved health outcomes. Long-term 

Speaker 1 (12m 7s): I am nothing without my team of health coaches. I cannot do life without my health coaches. 

Speaker 0 (12m 13s): Nice. 

Speaker 1 (12m 14s): Because you know what you got the health coaches are like the psychologists, you know, and when people are getting health coaches, they're, you know, they're just speaking their heart and they're sharing their stuff. And they're really being very vulnerable and sharing their bad habits. And so as a health coach, they're, they're teaching them, okay, well, this is, you've got to course correct, and this is what you gotta do. And that takes time and doctors don't have the time to do that. 

Speaker 0 (12m 45s): They don't, but there's never been a bigger need for health coaches. And yet there are so many coaches that are decently trained and enough trained to, to, to actually warrant a career path. And so it's changing every day, but it's still, it's still early on. And so I've been involved in a lot of different programs and trained thousands of health coaches in over 60 countries. And I, I know this part of the answer. And at the end of the day, we have to take responsibility for our health and we have to get correct information about things, methodologies, lifestyle practices, that work. 

Speaker 1 (13m 23s): Amen. What's what would you say is the definition of an, of the optimal health coach, 

Speaker 0 (13m 31s): A health coach that's trained both in a whole food diet. So whole foods. I think whole foods is really key who understands basic supplementation, you know, has a good education in, in diet and exercise. They don't need to be a dietician per se. And they should also have what, what I call an ontological coaching background. So a properly trained life and executive coach, it would be ideal to find a health coach that, you know, like who has a lot of education, either certifications or even, you know, a university based program in, in, in nutrition and exercise, as well as the coaching piece, the coaching piece needs to be trained. 

And I honestly don't see any health coaching programs anywhere in the world that are doing an adequate enough job in teaching people, the art and science of ontological coaching. It's very, very rare. 

Speaker 1 (14m 30s): Very interesting. 

Speaker 0 (14m 32s): Yeah. That's the ideal scenario, but that's, you know, many, many years, and it's not inexpensive, but I have a passion for creating sustainable change for my clients. There's really not much more maybe than seeing, you know, rainbows and sunrises experiences of all. There's not much more brings me delight and having those aha moments when my clients are able to see it for themselves. And I know that the changes they're making are going to last a lifetime. You never can forget the way it makes you feel when you're healthy. 

And 

Speaker 1 (15m 5s): I, I know, and people, you know, huh, I know, but it's a choice. You know, you have to make the choice of, am I going to live with my excuses and remain where I am? Or are you gonna, are you gonna go and chase down the results? I mean, that's the choice that people need to make. Is, am I happy here? Is this where I'm going to be? Or am I going to give away my excuses? Because everybody is full of excuses. You know why it's so hard? 

It's so hard. Are you going to just do whatever you gotta do to get the results because you and I both know it takes work. 

Speaker 0 (15m 42s): It does. It does. It takes effort. And that effort when it's sourced from love is a completely different picture and experience. Then when those results are created from willpower, which I believe is a kind of bankrupt concept. So to, so to say, and it's, it's a, it's like night and day when you can shift your way of being from fear to love. And, and we can re we can create results either way. Now, the question is, how long are they going to last? 

And my experience has shown me that when you can create those results from education, true understanding and love, they last a lifetime and Exciting 

Speaker 1 (16m 23s): You're absolutely right. Love is and teaching people how to love themselves, because if they learn how to love themselves, they'll love themselves to health because they'll take response. Do you know what I mean? I know it's like, come on, I love your style. 

Speaker 0 (16m 44s): That's been really valuable for me is trying to see myself through God's eyes. I believe it. And I know that he receives everything from me, all of my prayers, all of my desires, all of my angst. He can see me. And if I can try to see myself through his eyes and I can see myself through the eyes of love, and it's not, it's not my automatic. I'll, I'll be honest. It's something I have to practice 

Speaker 1 (17m 10s): Me too, because it's hard. It's hard to see, to be love out there, you know, to see and love people all the time, especially when they, you know, poke you. 

Speaker 0 (17m 21s): Yeah. And we, you know, and the Bible taught me, you know, Jesus, you know, he, wasn't loved didn't mean getting, getting, you know, taken over and abused necessarily. Right. And there's a righteousness to it too, of like, I know it's right. And I know that even though my taste buds might want the donut, my body is, that's not loving for my body today, for example. So this just one small example, but I think, you know what I'm getting at? 

Speaker 1 (17m 48s): Oh yeah. Like for instance, for me, I'll just, you know, I will be in the arena right now and just be vulnerable to everybody. I come from an alcoholic family. And one of the ways that I was dealing with anxiety and depression was numbing myself, you know, and I would just numb myself with two or three glasses of red wine, you know? And, and that would be day after day after day. And now I'm at the point where I realize God loves me so much that he doesn't want me to numb myself. 

He wants me to love myself, you know, and, and say, Isabel, I love you. I don't want you to hurt yourself because you and I both know that alcohol shrinks the brain and like, who needs that? And alcohol can increase anxiety, like who needs that? Right. And so just realizing, no, I don't need to be drinking two or three glasses of red wine every night to, to numb out. I can actually just tune into God, tune into Jesus and realize how much he loves me and just read the, the Bible is just such a beautiful love story. 

Right? 

Speaker 0 (18m 55s): It's a war and love and justice. If that's everything 

Speaker 1 (19m 2s): I know, I know. And a lot of people think it's so hard to read, but I just say, go read songs. Songs is B 

Speaker 0 (19m 11s): What opened your heart to not feel sad? Resolves. 

Speaker 1 (19m 15s): Yeah. Yeah. Like Psalms 91 is just so beautiful. But anyway, we'll talk about that at another session. Right? Ah, I don't know what we'll call it, but we'll healing by love through God. 

Speaker 0 (19m 32s): Yeah. So 

Speaker 1 (19m 35s): What are you doing now? Tell us how you're helping heal the world now. 

Speaker 0 (19m 38s): Yeah, well, you know, this year I've launched into my own work and that is a combination of my depth of, of, of love and understanding around these different modalities of healing. So I believe very strongly in nourishment and nourishment is about the food that we're putting into our mind and our bodies and our souls. And so for me, the first pillar is really around food, you know, nourishing our bodies with whole foods, foods that heal, not foods that harm. 

And so I'm very creative in the kitchen and I love to create delicious food. It's a passionate art form of mine and that's huge. And then the other thing that I teach about is of course, movement, emotionally engaged, embodiment practices, yoga. We do all kinds of different movement practices in my, in my work. And I can also req I also recommend them in my programs and then also a spirituality. 

And that doesn't necessarily mean need to live believe in God, or you need to, you know, have a religion, but just that there is something greater than you. And so these three pillars, nourishment, embodiment, and spirituality are the, the things that I work around. And so to say the things that hold the work and the methodologies that I work with either one-on-one or in groups, we work to transform your health, to get you back on track, to realign, with what I call nature's law. 

Speaker 1 (21m 15s): Beautiful. I love that. And because you've already put together the method, you know, to other programs around the world, you know what you're doing? 

Speaker 0 (21m 25s): I do. And I felt like a lot of these other institutions, you know, were very, you know, very much inside of their methodology, which is perfect, but I always kind of like, oh, well, you know, if we did this or we use those herbs, or if we, you know, there's so much that I want to, I want to add to the round out the methodologies because of my international travels, because of my experience with these thousands of, of, of clients that I really want to bring it all to the table and create the transformations in person one-on-one and in groups, it's really, it's really satisfying for me. 

Speaker 1 (21m 57s): It is to help see people go, ah, That's what I need to do. 

Speaker 0 (22m 5s): Yeah. To suffer less and have more joy and feel what there is to feel and move through it with skills it's important. It's really important. And we need to support each other. 

Speaker 1 (22m 15s): Yes, absolutely. I totally agree. And that was one of the things, and I'll ask you about, you know, your, your story with anxiety and depression when people are in that pit of anxiety and depression, the thing is, it's not like it's not like that's where they're supposed to be. It's just, they don't know the tools to get them out, to stay out of that pit. You know, like you see people out there in the world and they just seem like they have the perfect life. You know, they've got healthy relationships full of love and joy and respect, and they're happy all the time. 

And they're positive. It's not the deal is, it's not that these people don't have life hit them. I mean, life is hard, right. 

Speaker 0 (22m 60s): It's 

Speaker 1 (23m 0s): Just, they know they've got the tools to deal with anxiety and depression and You and I are both like, letting people know this is not your resting place. This is not where you have to be. There's a better way to live and we've experienced it. And we want you to experience it too. 

Speaker 0 (23m 21s): Yeah. And I recently have had an interaction with somebody who really is at the bottom of her barrel. She's so depressed. And I know I just felt kind of helpless the other day when I was sitting with her and I like to do is really hold space for, for what she was experiencing. But it's very, very real. And it's happening at a global scale. I mean, here you are in New Zealand and I'm in California and everything, all the points in between. I mean, it's everywhere. 

It is how we're meant to be. It's part of the human condition, but it's, it's, it's quite intense. And I do want to say that, you know, coaching is, is not for the clinically depressed, you know, we definitely need to be working with clinicians to, to help with that because it's real. I don't, I don't know that I believed that it was real, but, but it's very real. 

Speaker 1 (24m 16s): When did you start believing that it was real, that anxiety and depression is a real condition? 

Speaker 0 (24m 22s): I think that it was when my daughter was going through it and I was in denial and, you know, took her team of psychologists to, you know, really look me in the eye and say, you know, you, you gotta stop, you know, tiptoeing around this. Like, this is, this is, this is happening. Like this is in your house. And then I had to take a really honest look at myself and look at all the ways in which I was kind of powering through life as a single mom and how my mother did it and her depression. 

So it was like this lineage of, of dysfunction that I was just, you know, confronted with and her transformation and healing happened when I was willing to look at my, my stuff. 

Speaker 1 (25m 11s): And that takes a lot of guts and you gotta be very bold and courageous doing that. Helene. That's hard. I think that's the hardest work anybody could ever do. 

Speaker 0 (25m 23s): I agree, but it was like instantaneous. As soon as I did my work, she turned around, wow. It was like a miracle. That's how powerful we are. And our is, is so powerful when we can heal ourselves and support each other in that healing. It is, it is profound. 

Speaker 1 (25m 53s): And as mothers, man, when we benefit by taking care of ourselves, look at who else, benefits. It's not just ourselves, it's everybody else we're feeding. You know, I always think I'm breastfeeding the world, but you know, I'm not you. And I know, I know, but you know what I mean? When you're a mom, you feel like you're just the world, but really, and that's something that's so key Helene. I'm so glad you bring that up. You know, women have a really tough time prioritizing their care. 

Speaker 0 (26m 29s): We're 

Speaker 1 (26m 30s): So good at taking care of everybody else, every other project out there. But when, when it's time to look in and take care of ourselves, no, no, I don't have time. I don't have the, I don't have the time. And you know what? That just is terrible because what happens when you take care of yourself, look at what happened to you, 

Speaker 0 (26m 52s): Everyone. 

Speaker 1 (26m 55s): Yeah. So high five girl for taking care of. 

Speaker 0 (27m 0s): Thank you. And I also, everyone loses when you don't. I mean, actually, cause you can't show up like happy and full and you know, just rested and vital. Like, you know, you're showing up dragging your stuff around and smeared and other people like, no, it's like everyone pays when you don't. And I can get that through, get that through your skulls because it's, and I'm not talking about, you know, going to this bar for three hours every day, or maybe I am what, you know, whatever is within your capacity, but we have to prioritize ourselves and it looks different for every woman. 

How it looks for me is different than how it looks for my neighbor or, or, or you or anyone like w we all have our, our, our nuances of how, what taking care of ourselves looks like. 

Speaker 1 (27m 43s): Hmm. Wow. I am going to have to invite you to do a talk with me on the same for anxiety and depression, community for women really 

Speaker 0 (27m 54s): I'd love to, 

Speaker 1 (27m 55s): Because that is key. Just, you know, you sharing your story, would you be okay, sharing your, what you just told me about your daughter and cause you know, that's one thing that, that hurts my heart is that women are in the group, you know, we've got like right now, it's over a hundred and I'm grateful, you know, for the hundred, I'm so grateful, but we're still hiding. Do you know what I mean? Like, there's still just a few that, that speak out, but still everybody's in the bleachers, you know, nobody's jumping in and going, Hey, this is me, you know? 

W what do you know what I mean? Like being vulnerable and just sharing, because it's when we're vulnerable, when we're opened up and we face the elephant in the living room, like you did. Yeah, 

Speaker 0 (28m 44s): Yeah. 

Speaker 1 (28m 45s): That, that we're able to really start getting rid of that elephant. And yeah, it took your daughter to kind of help you in that. Great is not so good. 

Speaker 0 (28m 58s): Yes, he is. I mean, I, sometimes I feel like, well, you know, maybe it should have happened earlier, but you know, it's, it's divine. It's all perfect. But she's lost over a hundred pounds. She's graduated from high school early. She's thriving. Yeah. It's just a miracle. If I could have told myself that three years ago, four years ago, this would be the three years ago. If this would be the case today, I wouldn't have believed it. So it's, it's really, it's really incredible. Our work is so valuable. 

Speaker 1 (29m 27s): It is. I'm so glad to hear that. Hey, so do you have, can you give the, our listeners three action steps that they can use to help th that they can implement right away so that they can have a win today? 

Speaker 0 (29m 43s): Absolutely. And many of you know, this, I'm just reminding you, but, but three action steps that you can take today are to make sure that the, when your hunger comes, you're prepared for it. So that means, you know, making sure that you're using up what you have in the fridge that choosing healthy things to put into your body that are free of herbicides, pesticides, fungicides, that are hopefully organic and not genetically modified. It's really, really critical your brain and your gut and your body need whole foods that are pure in order to function optimally. 

And it is a, that's a miracle in itself to just eat foods from the source. That is something you can actually fight the day, go to the grocery store. If you haven't gone get prepared for tomorrow, it is so important to be prepared for your hunger. It is going to come just like the sun every morning. So get rid of the whole healthy foods that are full of color. And another action step that I'd love you to take today is to be aware of that internal dialogue and to keep it in check. 

And that means either, you know, let it get the best of you. That means, let it take you to your best place. Don't let it get the best of you and taking you to your, your last best place. And you are the only one that can be the dictator. So to say of that dialogue, that it can decide, you know, which, which side you're going to, you're going to believe, you know, which story you're going to hold on to, because that kindness that you can infuse yourself with is the warmth of acceptance, right? 

So if you can be kind to yourself, be loving to yourself that will change absolutely everything about your day. And the third thing is to feel yourself in your skin. And that might be taking three deep breaths today, just to notice what it's like to be in your skin and thank your body for being there for you 24 hours a day, seven days a week. And to take that into any kind of movement, right? Whether it's a downward facing dog or a walk out in the street, it doesn't have to be anything monumental. 

It could also be a Ridge hike on the closest mountain, whatever it is, experience deep felt gratitude for, for this, this body that, that you have. 

Speaker 1 (32m 14s): So good, so good. And that's medicine, that's the medicine word, doc talking about it. I know it doesn't come in a bottle. I know, but it's real. Hey, and where can our listeners find you? 

Speaker 0 (32m 28s): Well, go ahead and find me@jennifer-helene.com. And there you can actually get a free seven day lifestyle plan, which is full of tasty, original, delicious recipes that might inspire you. And some tips on how the next seven days could even be more optimized for you. 

Speaker 1 (32m 45s): Great. We'll put the link in our show notes. Okay. Thank you so much, Elaine. You've been awesome. I'm so grateful to have met you. Okay. Well team, that's it. That's me. That's Helene. And thank you so much for joining us and go ahead and share this podcast with your friends and family. You know what? You never know how this would help somebody. Okay. And before we go, remember to remain on stuck bubble, talk to you later. 

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Speaker 2 (33m 23s): Hello, chef Michael here. If you enjoy today's episode, we would love it. If you subscribe to the podcast and left us a review.