09: You Can Heal - Eating for Optimal Health - Interview with Conscious Cleanse Co-Founder Jo Schaalman
How and why Jo co-created the Conscious Cleanse (hint: it involves a radical turn of events due to a major bike-car accident).
In the inspiring story of how Jo was able to challenge the medical paradigm to overcome a diagnosis of long-term disability and the role that yoga and nutritional therapy played in her recovery.
“You can Heal”
Why diets didn’t work for Jo and what she learned from trying one after the next and why weight loss was not the primary answer to her recovery (hint: inflammation plays a primary role).
Love your body. Food is not the enemy, food can be medicine.
Why it’s more important to focus on what you can do rather than what you can’t do when working to improve your health.
How Jo reduced her pain from 9/10 to 5/10 in two weeks by shifting how she eats.
The importance of Wisdom and the power of the mind in the healing process.
“Everytime I found someone that said, “I believe you can heal,” I said, “You’re on my team.”
How the Conscious Cleanse was designed with a universal message to apply to different people with different body types, lifestyles, and dietary preferences.
“Vegetable are the center of your universe” - “Dark Leafy Greens are an inflammation powerhouse, the more dark leafy greens you get the better you’ll feel.”
Fresh local foods taste better.
The Conscious cleanse isn’t really a cleanse, it’s about getting back to basics and eating a healthy whole foods diet.
It’s important to feel empowered to choose what you eat - that’s how this is different from a diet, you can choose what and how you eat.
It’s important to be in community and have support when we’re shifting our lifestyle or diet and working to create new habits and positive behaviors - this is built into the Conscious Cleanse in a really great way.
We discuss the Chinese medical concept of digestion and how that informs when and when not to eat raw or cooked foods.
If you'd like to enroll in the upcoming April 11th cohort of the cleanse you can use the coupon code: NOAH25 to get $25 dollars off.