Isabel Foxen Duke: How to Stop Feeling Crazy Around Food

March 30, 2017
Hosted by Andrea Beaman, Lisa Lewtan, and Michelle Pfennighaus

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In today's episode, I'll be talking with health coach, Isabel Foxen Duke, about why most people are getting the “emotional eating” conversation backwards.

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Andrea Beaman, Lisa Lewtan, and Michelle Pfennighaus

Andrea Beaman, Lisa Lewtan, and Michelle Pfennighaus

Andrea Beaman is a Natural Foods Chef, health educator, thyroid expert, holistic health coach and herbalist, dedicated to alternative healing, and sustainable eating and living. She was a featured contestant on Bravo’s Top Chef and is recognized as one of the top 100 Most Influential People in Health and Fitness. As a best-selling author, Andrea shares her natural healing experience in a variety of inspirational books and cookbooks. She hosted the award nominated “Fed UP!”, a cooking show that educates viewers how to cook for, and cure, their bodily ailments. Andrea Beaman is frequently featured in a variety of respected media outlets as a celebrity chef, natural foods expert, and a passionate holistic health advocate. Read more about Andrea at

Lisa Lewtan is a Health and Lifestyle Coach, the founder of Healthy, Happy, and Hip, and an award-winning author of "Busy, Stressed, and Food Obsessed!" Using the skills she developed as a successful tech entrepreneur, Lisa self-hacked her own mind and body to restore her health and then go on to feel better than ever. With private coaching, online courses, workshops, and retreats, Lisa helps highly successful hungry go-getters to slow down, chill-out, develop a better relationship with food and stress, look good, and feel great. Lisa has been featured in numerous publications including The Boston Globe, The Huffington Post, MindbodyGreen, and Better After 50, and has been a speaker at companies such as Canyon Ranch and Google. She will be running her first workshop at the Kripalu Center this fall. To learn more, visit

Michelle Pfennighaus has been featured on ABC, CBS, NPR and in the movie "Lemonade" with her inspiring story of healing from anxiety, fainting spells and IBS. Since then, she has helped thousands of over-worked, over-achieving women lose weight and find balance in their busy lives through diet and lifestyle changes. She also appears in the curriculum at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition. Michelle is a dedicated yogi and mommy to two little boys. She can be found at

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JJ Virgin

Celebrity Nutrition and Fitness Expert JJ Virgin helps clients lose weight fast by breaking free from food intolerances and crush their sugar cravings. She is the author of 4 New York Times Bestsellers: JJ Virgin’s Sugar Impact Diet Cookbook: 150 Low-Sugar Recipes to Help You Lose up to 10 Pounds in Just 2 Weeks, The Sugar Impact Diet: Drop 7 Hidden Sugars, Lose up to 10 Pounds, Just 2 Weeks, The Virgin Diet: Drop 7 Foods, Lose 7 Pounds, Just 7 Days, and The Virgin Diet Cookbook: 150 Easy and Delicious Recipes to Lose Weight and Feel Better Fast. JJ is also a frequent blogger at Huffington Post, Mind Body Green, and other outlets as well as a popular guest on TV, radio, and in magazines. Learn more at View Guest page

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Terry Walters

Terry is the best-selling cookbook author of CLEAN FOOD, CLEAN START, and most recently, EAT CLEAN LIVE WELL. She is a James Beard Foundation Award finalist and recipient of the Nautilus Gold and Silver Book Awards. Of her first book, chef Mario Batali says: “CLEAN FOOD is the most exciting book based on fresh produce and simple recipes I have used in years.” Terry is regularly featured on television and radio, in print and Internet media, and is the author of the popular blog Eat Clean Live Well. She is a highly sought after educator and speaker and works extensively as a consultant, clean food chef and advocate for healthy change in the way we eat and live. Terry is at the forefront of the clean eating lifestyle movement and is dedicated to sharing her knowledge and passion to eat clean and live well. Her work inspires and empowers us to make positive changes for our health and the health of our environment. Terry is an avid runner, cyclist, skier and gardener. View Guest page

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Debora Wayne

Debora Wayne, founder of “The Pain Free Living Program™,” is an internationally known energy healer and pain-release specialist whose expertise is helping people to rapidly find and remove the hidden causes for Chronic Pain, Chronic Fatigue, Depression and Anxiety, Trauma, struggles with food, weight, emotional eating, addictions, and more. Since her own “health wake-up call” over 30 years ago, Debora has been immersed both personally and professionally in the Healing Arts. Her life’s work unites both leading-edge science and spiritual healing, and features her revolutionary, non-invasive method known as Biofield Healing™ which has helped thousands of people worldwide to get their energy and lives back on track. Debora is the #1 Bestselling Author of “Why Do I Still Hurt? – Rapid Relief for Chronic Pain, Depression, Anxiety, and More”. View Guest page

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Tanya Zuckerbrot

As the authority on fiber, Tanya Zuckerbrot, MS, RD has been revolutionizing the world of nutrition and weight loss. With a client list that includes journalist Megyn Kelly, candy entrepreneur Dylan Lauren (Ralph's daughter), and famed New York Magazine food critic Adam Platt, Tanya is one of the highest-paid dieticians in the country. She is transforming people’s perspective on dieting and giving them the tools to improve their health and self-esteem without the typical feelings of deprivation and denial. Tanya’s heart is the driving force behind all of her achievements as she motivates, empowers and inspires her clients to be the best they can be. Tanya is the author of two bestselling weight loss books: The F-Factor Diet: Discover the Secret to Permanent Weight Loss (2006, G.P Putnam & Sons), and The Miracle Carb Diet: Make Calories and Fat Disappear the F-Factor Way – with Fiber! (2012, Hyperion). View Guest page

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