It’s Never Too Late To Heal Yourself

For the last episode of 2016 Jill visits popular psychotherapist and author Karol Ward about how we can heal ourselves. Karol has been on the show many times before and her advice has always proven to be invaluable. On this week’s show Jill and Karol discuss what constitutes “healing” and where we tend to fall short in our self-healing processes. Then Jill is joined by chef Celine Beitchman. Celine is an infectiously enthusiastic instructor at the Natural Gourmet Institute in New York City where they offer classes on how we can change our cooking to embrace food sustainability and self healing. Jill and Celine discuss the courses that are on offer at the institute as well as the small ways in which we can change our diet to improve our food lifestyle. Lastly Jill sits down with Claudia Citkovitz who completed a PhD in how acupuncture can aid stroke therapy. Claudia’s study reveals some interesting results and discusses them with Jill on this week’s show.

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Well+Good Wellness Trends 2017 (Part 2)

Jill is joined by founders of the extremely popular online wellness publication Well+Good for the second week in our two-part special. Alexia Brue and Melisse Gelula continue to take us through the 2017 edition of their annual “wellness trends” feature, where they predict what is going to be big in the world of health, fitness and lifestyle in the coming year. Well+Good’s predictions are always on point and on this week’s show, Alexia, Melisse and Jill cover the remaining ten of fifteen.

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Well+Good Wellness Trends 2017 (Part 1)

Jill is joined by founders of the extremely popular online wellness publication Well+Good for this week’s special. Alexia Brue and Melisse Gelula will take us through the 2017 edition of their annual “wellness trends” feature, where they predict what is going to be big in the world of health, fitness and lifestyle in the coming year. Well+Good’s predictions are always on point and on this week’s show, Alexia, Melisse and Jill cover the first five of fifteen.

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Why Don’t You Start Here?

New York Times bestselling authors, Dr. Nathaniel Klemp and Eric Langshur, have created the first and only cross training program for mastering the skill of emotional well-being – think PX-90 for the mind. In Start Here, Klemp and Langshur reveal a groundbreaking, science-based program for emotional wellness that anyone can learn. Their program teaches the core skills needed to break free of the habits that keep us distracted, overwhelmed and addicted to unhealthy behaviors. Jill, Nathan and Eric take an in-depth look at the program and what it can do for our general well being. Then Jill revisits caterer Marcey Browstein in her commercial kitchen in New York. Marcey gives her tips on how to turn potential food waste into a healthy and tasty juice. Finally, Jill is joined by her The YinOva Center colleague and structural integration expert, Jessa Zin, for an interesting segment on the Rolfing method.

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Trust Us, Composting Is Cool

Did you know that New York City has a whole system for recycling household food waste? Jill talks to Erycka de Jesus from The NYC Compost Project hosted by Big Reuse about how to compost in a city and why composting is important. The we join Jill in the kitchen with Ann Ogden from the charity Cook for Your Life. Ann teaches cancer patients how to cook and on today’s show she shares a simple recipe for a nourishing tomato and bean soup. Finally Jill asks exercise physiologist Sarah Lehman for her tips for exercising during the winter. Sarah explains how to exercise indoors when we’re on the move as we visit friends and relatives for the holidays.

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Ginseng Theft Is A Very Real Problem

What’s the difference between Asian and American Ginseng? Bob Beyfuss, the ginseng guru, explains all on this week’s episode of Grow Cook Heal. Bob is probably the biggest expert on Ginseng in America today and has done research work for Cornell University and number of different institutions over the years. These days Bob focuses his energy on the conservation of ginseng and continues to be an invaluable asset to the industry and Jill visits him this week to pick his brain on all things ginseng. Then you join Jill in the Kitchen with Grow Cook Heal regular Jeanette Bronee. Jeanette is a self-nourishment coach and this week she gives us her recipe for colorful and nourishing roasted root vegetables – perfect for those autumn and winter months. Finally Jill talks to Chinese medicine practitioner Mary Wong about her new book Pathways to Pregnancy: Personal Stories and Practical Advice for Your Fertility Journey. Mary’s book is a very touching memoir of her patients' experiences with pregnancy and the hurdles that they had to overcome.

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How To Make Food Look Good

Have you ever thought about how the happiness of a cow could affect the taste of its produce? Jill is revisited by the popular Matt Rebackoff of Murray’s Cheese Shop in New York to talk about the regulation of animal welfare in the cheese-making world and what that means for the cheese that we buy in the supermarket every week. Then Jill heads to uptown Manhattan to cook with food stylist Marilinda Hodgdon. Marilinda has been styling food for over thirty years and has travelled the world to do so. She cooks a dish of cod and asparagus and gives her top tips on food styling for all the budding Instafoodies out there. Finally Jill sits down with psychotherapist Karol Ward. Jill and Karol discuss the things that couples tend to do that damage their relationship and what can be done to avoid them.

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There’s No Such Thing As Leftover Food

Did you know that Jet Blue have an urban farm at Terminal 5 at JFK Airport in New York? It’s one of the things Jill found out from her first guest on this week’s episode of GCH. Diane Hatz founded a not-for-profit called Change Food to promote sustainable and humane food production. Jill and Diane talk about advances in food technology, the urban gardening movement and how to combat food wastage. All of that and more will be covered at the upcoming Change Food Fest in New York and Diane gives us a preview of the event. Then we join Jill in the kitchen with Marcey Brownstein who is making her version of kale chips, with spicy, Asian flavors. Finally Jill chats with Dr Laura Kelly about her new book on reversing bones loss through diet. Laura first researched osteoporosis to help her own mother and then decided to share her program with the world. Laura explains to Jill why certain countries have lower levels of osteoporosis and the foods we should eat to support our bones.

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