Jill visits the Hudson-Chatham Winery to talk to Carlo DeVito about his journey from wine critic to winemaker. Jill and Carlo discuss how wine is made and some of the unexpected pitfalls of running a vineyard. Then Jill is in the kitchen with Chinese medicine practitioner Heidi Lovie who shares her recipe for Golden Milk, a drink that strongly relieves pain and inflammation. Finally Jill chats with Lauren Dulberg, one of her colleagues at the YinOva Center. Lauren gave birth to two very large babies naturally (one was 11 lbs!) and on this episode she shares how Chinese Medicine can make labor and delivery easier.
MaryAnn DiMarco is a psychic-medium who has been able to see the other side since she was child. She’s the author of a new book called Believe, Ask, Act where she explains how to tap into your "celestial team” to get advice. Jill asks her how we can all develop our intuition and open up to divine advice. Then Jill joins Ann Ogden in her kitchen in New York. Ann is a former cancer patient who founded a charity called Cook For Your Life, where she teaches cancer patients how to cook nourishing food. On this episode she shares a simple recipe for grilled leek and marinated shrimp salad.
Meet Jenn Schober a city girl, turned farmer, who tells Jill why it’s good to know who grows your food. Jenn has founded a weekly market in Chatham, NY and Jill asks her what it took to gather people together and how a farmer’s market can benefit both growers and consumers. Then Jill visits Self-Nourishment Coach, Jeanette Bronee, to cook Rye Bread Porridge, a traditional breakfast from her native Denmark. Jeanette’s version of this newly fashionable dish has a surprising ingredient, a splash of dark beer. And finally, do you have a fatty liver? Many people suffer from this disorder, without knowing it. Jill talks to Chinese medicine practitioner and author, Dr Misha Cohen, about how to keep your liver healthy and how to heal liver damage.
Jill asks charitable consult Laurie Styron how to avoid charity scams and give to organizations that really are making a difference. Then Jill joins caterer Marcey Brownstein in the kitchen, Marcey prides herself on using vegetables from “root to shoot” and she shows Jill how to pickle something many people throw away. Marcey shares a recipe for a simple veggie pod and seed pickle, that can be used to accompany meats, in sandwiches or scattered on a salad. Finally Jill talks to Chinese medicine practitioner Katy Hogan about how acupuncture can enhance fertility treatments such as in vitro fertilization (IVF).
What is grass fed beef and why is it good for you? Willy Denner raises a rare breed of heritage cattle at his farm Little Seed Gardens and explains why it’s important to preserve diversity when it comes to livestock. Matt Rebackoff is a cheese buyer for one of the oldest cheese stores in New York. Jill asks him how to put together the perfect cheese plate and learns a lot she didn’t know about cheese. And weight loss expert Margaret Marshall talks about her new book Healthy Living Means Living Healthy. Margaret shares her tips for overcoming health challenges, such as how to handle a “food pusher” and what to do about a “menopausal middle”.
Often referred to as The Manhattan Medium, Thomas John has a long waiting list and a large celebrity following. His gift for prediction prompted the Hollywood Reporter to describe him as “the Hollywood Psychic with the highest batting average”. Jill asks Thomas how he receives information and he shares stories from his work, including the time a spirit accosted him in a pharmacy with an important message. Thomas explains that our loved ones "continue over there and they have a stake in our world”, which is why they try to communicate. Jill asks Thomas how we can tap into our own intuition and how to get the best out of a psychic reading.
Little Seed Gardens is an organic farm that practices Community Supported Agriculture. This is a system where customers pay in advance for a share of a farm’s crops and then receive a box of fresh produce each week. Jill chats with mother and daughter team Claudia Kenny and Mae Denner-Kenny about life on the farm. The we join Jill on the phone with her brother Pete Blakeway. Pete lives in New Zealand where he is a chef, TV host and cookbook author. He shares his tips and explains to Jill what chefs cook for their families when they’re at home. And finally Jill talks to facial rejuvenation expert, Virginia Doran. Jill asks Virginia to explain how acupuncture can help reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, improve skin tone and help tone facial muscles.