Today I sat down with Joy McCarthy. Joy is a bestselling author, holistic nutritionist, and the chief blogger at Joyous Health. We got into so many topics that will give you ideas to implement into your life, starting today. We discussed the microbiome, detox, eczema, and the must-have habits that Joy will absolutely not negotiate on. This show is the perfect way to kickstart a program that we are offering called 6 in 6, where you can look at six fundamental lifestyle habits that you can implement over the next six weeks to “spiral your health toward a place of better healing and better living.” I hope to see you there!
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[2:57] Like so many, Joy had personal health challenges that led her to where she is now.
[4:17] After Joy was prescribed a particular birth control pill, something shifted, and she decided to take another path.
[7:08] Do we need to get sick to find health?
[8:24] Detox must be a way of life.
[13:05] Supporting the liver is crucial.
[13:52] Fasting can be a great detox tool, but Joy recommends that you work with an expert when determining if a fast is right for you.
[17:17] One square centimeter of our skin holds a billion microbes. Our microbiome is beyond important.
[19:19] Building a healthy microbiome is not about eliminating pathogenic bacteria.
[22:41] Making your own fermented food is simple!
[23:48] Sugar is incredibly addictive.
[27:38] Eating enough protein and fat can be helpful for sugar cravings.
[28:18] Don’t touch artificial sweeteners. Use Stevia wisely.
[30:40] What about honey?
[32:03] If you feel like it throws you off, cut it out.
[32:52] Movement is key.
[33:51] You need fresh air everyday.
[34:35] Your body desperately needs sleep.
[36:36] Some health habits should be non-negotiable.
[40:30] Joy has always been a hard worker, which conditioned her to be an entrepreneur.
[41:52] Treat your business as a business.
[43:59] Live by your calendar.
[46:37] Health is happiness.
[48:46] Joy used to have a consistent morning routine, but now that she has a baby, it varies.
[51:43] Joy loves a Matcha Latte and Turmeric Ginger Tea.
[52:20] For fun, Joy loves to take walks and be in nature.
[52:52] Entrepreneurism can be innate, or can be learned.
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