The Consequences of Depleted Minerals and a Year End Look at Food and Chemicals in 2014

December 31, 2014
Hosted by Teresa Jungling

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Are you depleted of minerals? Unfortunately, it is very likely that you are severely depleted if you are relying on today’s food for your mineral intake. Minerals have a role in nearly every bodily function, so it’s vital that you are not deficient in them. Tune in as renowned mineral doctor, nutritional research pioneer, naturopathic physician, author and lecturer, Dr. Joel Wallach discusses why minerals are so critical for our overarching heath. He will also address the best sources for mineral consumption and why today’s soil does not provide adequate amounts needed for our bodies. Also, be sure to listen in to Teresa's recap of 2014’s food and chemical stories and her personal message for 2015.

Living Natural Today – Out with Toxins - In with Your Health

Living Natural Today – Out with Toxins - In with Your Health

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Living Natural Today: Out with Toxins, In with Your Health, is a vehicle to not only share my personal struggles with toxins and the detrimental impact they have on one’s health, but more importantly, to educate others on toxins and how they can minimize their harmful effects. You will learn simple and practical steps to begin minimizing toxic exposures that will ultimately improve your quality of life.

I will be interviewing experts as it relates to Multiple Chemical Sensitivity, food labels, GMO’s, household chemicals, food allergies, organic standards, real whole foods and much more, all in an effort to help educate you so that you will not have an overflowing toxic bucket which may prove detrimental to your overall health.

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Teresa Jungling

Teresa Jungling

Approximately 8 years ago, in my early 30's, I started having unexplainable health symptoms. Daily headaches, heart palpitations, restless sleep, vision disturbances, anxiety and other debilitating symptoms became common-place. Unfortunately, this led to several years of deteriorating health.

After visiting countless doctors, undergoing test-after-test, and practically being on my death-bed, I finally met a doctor who had experienced and overcame Multiple Chemical Sensitivity (MCS) first-hand. He was literally the first person who was able to diagnose and help. He explained that, because my toxic bucket had overflowed, my body was almost literally shutting down. He explained that everyone has a certain sized bucket that will hold a certain amount of toxins. However, once that bucket is filled, it will overflow and have adverse effects on the body. This was me.

It was after overcoming these personal health challenges resulting from toxins, stress and an unhealthy diet that my career changed from positions in corporate America to that of a fierce advocate for health-and-wellness. I am currently the owner of Living Natural Today, and also a Regional Marketing Director with Youngevity. In my business and on my blog I share resources about organic food, healthy living and the detrimental impact toxins can have on the body, all in in an effort to encourage others to live a more natural and healthy lifestyle.

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Episode Directory

December 2014

  • 12/31/2014: The Consequences of Depleted Minerals and a Year End Look at Food and Chemicals in 2014 Listen Now
  • 12/24/2014: Setting Goals for 2015 and a Special Christmas Wish Listen Now
  • 12/17/2014: Stress and Adrenal Fatigue Listen Now
  • 12/10/2014: Eating Gluten Free for the Holidays and Beyond Listen Now
  • 12/3/2014: Special Encore Presentation: Real Food Bloggers - Unprocessed and Unmodified! Listen Now

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Angelique has extensive personal experience with low-VOC and chemical-free building, remodeling and cleaning. She has several medical conditions that are triggered by chemical pollutants, and her most important line of defense is avoidance. Every product and procedure must be researched and tested, and workers have to be supervised very closely. With each project Angelique discovers more steps that have to be taken to ensure an outcome that is safe for someone with chemical sensitivity. She shares her experiences with the members of her Facebook discussion group, Canary Chat (, and the readers of her blog, Green Dreamhome ( Angelique has been married for twenty-five years to a fantastically patient and compassionate man, who is devoted to athletics and healthy living. They have a daughter who is in college. Some of her other interests include horseback riding, organic gardening and cooking. View Guest page

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Kirsten Berman

Kirsten has a BFA from Illinois State and is undergoing a Master’s program for Nutrition Science. She was diagnosed with Celiac Disease in December of 2010 and it changed her life forever.

Kirsten started GlutenFreeRehab to help individuals maneuver through the overwhelmingly confusing gluten free and Celiac lifestyle as seamlessly as possible. She teaches how to be gluten free safely in your home, at work, grocery shopping, social occasions and the do's and don'ts of ordering while eating out. She also works with companies, restaurants, staff and kitchens, advising on the dangers of cross contamination and what Celiac Safe food really means.

Kirsten is a Gluten Free & Healthy Living Consultant, Celiac Advocate and freelance Health Writer. Her mantra is “Ditch the Diet, Live the Lifestyle” and her goal is to change the American Food System one person at a time.

You can find Kirsten at or www.Facebook.Com/glutenfreeguidetolife. View Guest page

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Kristine Cocchiarella

Kristine Cocchiarella, known in the real food blogging community as “Real Food Girl: Unmodified” is a classically trained chef turned anti-GMO, pro-organic, food hippie blogger with a passion for Real, Unmodified foods. Married to an enthusiastic food tester known as The Stud Muffin, they live with their two dogs and ninja spy kitty that join them on their Real Food journey. Years of infertility and chronic illness compelled her to become a Real Food crusader and advocate for sharing her knowledge of what's really in the foods we're eating. In researching, she discovered that food was the problem and the answer so she began cooking with foods that weren’t modified genetically; in other words, “unmodified” food. Kristine shares heartwarming, honest, and witty stories with recipes featuring tasty, down-home meals that focus on using "unmodified" foods and ingredients. Easy to follow tips and resources will help you start your Real Food journey and “unmodifiy” your diet and your life! View Guest page

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Randall Dean

Randy Dean, the Totally Obsessed Time Management Technology Guy, is a professional speaker and expert on time & e-mail management, effective organization, and the related use of technology. For more than 20 years, Randy has been leading programs and presentations for corporate, university, association, and government audiences. Obsessed with time management and productivity, he left a successful career as a graduate program admissions director, professional marketer, and manager to become a leading speaker and trainer.

The author of the recent Amazon bestseller, Taming the E-mail Beast, he has led programs for thousands of satisfied and inspired managers and professionals on being more productive and purposeful with their time and life. His highly informative and entertaining speaking and training programs leave audience members with immediately-usable tools, strategies, and skills on how to better manage their time, technology, and information following their program experience. View Guest page

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Julie is a mom and wife, with a passion for healthy food and cooking. She is not a doctor, dietician or nutritionist. She is simply a mom who started to pay attention to what she was feeding her family. She has an undergraduate degree in Psychology and my Master's degree in Counseling Psychology and firmly believes much of our emotional well-being is a direct reflection of what we put into our bodies. Pre-packaged processed foods are convenient, but cooking from scratch using fresh, unprocessed ingredients is an absolute must to maintain health. There is a lot of trickery going on in the food industry which makes it very difficult to make healthy choices. She started her blog because she felt a moral obligation to share this information with as many people as possible. She likes to use minimal, basic ingredients and she shares recipes and strategies for incorporating these recipes into daily life. Her goal is to inspire a love and appreciation of real food! View Guest page

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Dr. Daniel Pompa

Dr. Daniel Pompa, D.PSc., has established his practice on a firm and proven conviction that the crisis of modern-day allopathic medicine and even natural medicine is the sad result of physicians chasing symptoms with medication and supplements rather than addressing the root cause of disease. Dr. Pompa is a world leader in health and wellness industry traveling the country educating doctors and their patients on the 5 R’s of True Cellular Detoxification. The number one reason he has a waiting list practice and has clients come to him from all over the world is his ability to get his patients well. View Guest page

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Travis Puckett

Travis Puckett is the Director of Marketing for the SafeSleeve team. As an entrepreneur who has helped start and develop a variety successful companies and company initiatives throughout his 10 year career, his goal is to help inform the public, and prospective clients about the facts surrounding personal electronics' radiation. By introducing new customers to SafeSleeve's Anti-Radiation laptop and phone cases, he seeks to help make a positive change in the health of customers. On the weekend you can find Travis in the water, on his bike, or outdoors hiking a new trail. View Guest page

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Cassidy Randall

Cassidy Randall oversees Women’s Voices for the Earth’s market-based campaigns, including organizing women to take action to leading company policy change negotiations. She also coordinates efforts to mobilize and engage women in WVE’s work, including developing the organization’s engagement tools like the Body & Soul series, managing social media presence and the Voices blog, and working closely with the Actionista team. Her writing has been published in The Huffington Post, Prevention, BlogHer, MomsRising, and more. She is the author of Fighting for the Dream: Voices from a New Generation of Maya Women. View Guest page

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Stan Salot

Mr. Salot is a leading expert in business and quality process management. As the President and CEO of the ECC Corporation, he represents the interests of the U.S. industry in the International Electro-Technical Commission Quality Assessment System for Electronic Components (IECQ). Mr. Salot is a member of several distinctive industry bodies, including the IECQ Chairman’s Advisory Group, the U. S. Technical Advisory Group for Environmental Management Standards, the U.S. SAE Working Groups for Counterfeit Mitigation Standards and the American National Standards Institute. Moreover, he was the chairman of the international IECQ Working Group 5 authoring the international certification scheme. This program is used by electrical, mechanical, toy and other consumer goods manufacturers to demonstrate their compliance with hazardous substance process management (HSPM). Mr. Salot is also the host of the VoiceAmerica Show called: People to People – Working Together for Your Safety. View Guest page

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Mike Schade

Mike Schade spearheads the Mind the Store campaign, a national effort which aims to work with the nation's leading retailers on creating comprehensive chemicals policy. For the previous eight years, Mike was the Markets Campaign Coordinator with the Center for Health, Environment & Justice (CHEJ), a national environmental health organization where he led national campaigns to phase out PVC plastic, phthalates, BPA and dioxin. Prior to CHEJ, he was the Western New York Director of Citizens’ Environmental Coalition. Ethisphere Magazine listed Mike as one of the 100 Most Influential People in Business Ethics for 2007 and the PVC Campaign received two awards from the Business Ethics Network. View Guest page

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Zachary Schafer

Zachary Schafer, greater Detroit area executive director for No GMO 4 Michigan, is at the forefront of the movement to raise awareness of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in food. Throughout his two years as executive director, he has helped grow the metro Detroit membership to almost 800, the most in the state. Zach has led the two March against Monsanto events in downtown Detroit. He truly enjoys informing the public about GMOs, our right to know what is in our food – and how we can eat healthier. He has been a vegetarian for 10 years and a vegan for 1 year. Both his kids are vegetarians as well. View Guest page

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Dr. Jessica Shade

Dr. Jessica Shade is the Director of Science Programs at The Organic Center (, where she leads projects associated with communicating and conducting science supporting the benefits of organic. Dr. Shade started her involvement in the organic movement as an undergraduate at the University of California, Santa Cruz, where she was a co-owner of the Kresge Natural Foods Cooperative. During her time there, she developed a deep interest in the science supporting the environmental, public health, and cultural benefits of organic practices, and that passion followed her through her graduate career at the University of California, Berkeley, where she received a Ph.D. in Integrative Biology. In addition to scientific research, Dr. Shade is interested in creative approaches to conducting, disseminating and communicating environmental research. View Guest page

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Lydia Shatney

Lydia Shatney, blogger at Divine Health from the Inside Out, teacher of Heal Your Gut and single mom of four fabulous boys is on a mission to share her passion for whole, healthy, real foods with the world. Lydia believes that good health is a choice and a gift that we cannot take for granted — and in this day and age, we must fight for it. Lydia is a certified as a Nutritional Therapy Practitioner through the Nutritional Therapy Association.

She is also the chapter leader for the Weston A. Price Foundation in Delaware County, Pennsylvania. Lydia offers specialized step by step consultations to transform one's health with the use of Hair Tissue Mineral Analysis which is used to create an individualized, nutritional protocol. View Guest page

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David Sheldon

David Sheldon holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Physics and Economics from Western Michigan University. He also earned his MBA from the University of Chicago. He has over 20 years of experience in the software development field. In addition to the technical understanding he has of smart meters, he has also observed the rapid evolution of smart meter installation and subsequent effects over the past 3 years. David founded and currently runs Michigan Stop Smart Meters and works along-side Smart Meter Education Network – both of which are volunteer-based groups that help to inform and assist the public. View Guest page

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Cary Subel

Cary Subel's passion for natural health, engineering and entrepreneurship led him to co-found SafeSleeve, a Southern California based startup that designs, manufactures and distributes anti-radiation solutions for electronic devices. While he spends most of his time managing his company, Cary enjoys maintaining an active lifestyle that includes playing a variety of instruments, sports, spending time with friends and family and learning something new every day. View Guest page

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Kristin Voorhees

After more than four years enduring ill health and a compromised quality-of-life, Kristin Voorhees was diagnosed with Celiac Disease in 2007. While she had recently graduated with a BA in Communications and was already motivated to enter the healthcare field to make a difference in the lives of those navigating the complex medical system, her diagnosis of Celiac Disease further inspired her passion to make an impact. Two years later, she completed a Master’s in Health Communication and joined the National Foundation for Celiac Awareness’ team where she now serves as the Director of Healthcare Initiatives. In 2012, Kristin was appointed as a Special Government Employee/Patient Representative for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. She resides in Philadelphia. View Guest page

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Dr. Joel Wallach

Known to many as The Mineral Doctor, Dr. Joel Wallach has dedicated his life’s work to Health Sciences with more than 45 years of experience, learning and teaching in the field. He is a nutritional research pioneer, veterinarian, naturopathic physician, author and lecturer who played a major role in the development of the market of liquid vitamin - mineral supplements. He is also the founder of a global company called Youngevity which is dedicated to improving lifestyles by promoting vibrant health. He has become nationally known through his widely distributed audio, "Dead Doctors Don't Lie" and has spent his life studying the effects of individual nutrients on disease and bringing that message to the general public.

His groundbreaking research has resulted in the publication of more than 70 articles in peer reviewed journals in the fields of nutrition and pharmaceutical research, and he has made major contributions to eight multi-authored text and reference books on these subjects.

He currently dedicates his time to lecturing throughout the world on the therapeutic benefits of vitamins and minerals. View Guest page

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Gwendolyn Wyard

Gwendolyn Wyard has been actively working in the organic industry for 17 years. She serves as the Regulatory Director of Organic Standards and Food Safety for the Organic Trade Association (OTA). In this capacity she works on the development of policy strategy through regulatory engagement in the interest of OTA’s mission and its members. Gwendolyn also serves on the Organic Material Review Institute (OMRI) Board of Directors in the OTA designated seat and she serves as Technical Representative in North America for the Global Organic Textile Standard. Prior to OTA Gwendolyn worked for Oregon Tilth where she served as the Technical Specialist specializing in policy analysis and technical review of materials for use in organic products. Gwendolyn completed her certificate as an independent farm and processing inspector through the International Organic Inspector’s Association (IOIA) in 1997 and has subcontracted for multiple certifiers inspecting a diverse range of operations. View Guest page

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