Fresh Leaf Forever

Fresh Leaf Forever

This podcast targets many facets of your daily lifestyle, be it education, art, career, business, technology, health and nutrition, gardening, sports, cooking healthy, integrative medicine, youth life, fitness and other topics of significance as we go along.With an eclectic topic focus in several areas encompassing lifestyle & leisure, this podcast provides insightful and impactful information to address various intriguing aspects you may encounter.

Episodes

November 26, 2022 66 min

Rohini Bajekal is a nutritionist and lifestyle medicine practitioner based out of London U.K,  and co-author of a wonderful book- "Living PCOS Free".
Having experienced PCOS first hand in her personal health journey, she sat down with me on the podcast to unpack several intriguing and stigmatized topics surrounding multiple chronic conditions.
This episode serves as a primer for anyone with the inclination to "listen, pon...

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My guest Emily Reed is an Ayurvedic health counsellor, senior yoga and meditation teacher, life coach and energy worker - to describe the multifaceted persona surrounding her expertise.

In this wonderful conversation with me, Emily delves deep into her journey that transformed her life, bringing her immense well-being; and now being able to offer that to others. Overcoming health issues, or putting the brakes on progression from hab...

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"Time Innovative teacher" Rachna Nath was recognized by the magazine as part of its 2022 List of Innovative teachers - an accolade conferred on stand out teachers who improve the learning experience for kids, or solve a problem faced by schools.
With plethora of awards to her credit, my guest Rachna is also a
- NASA Solar System Ambassador
- National Geographic Educator
- Grant writer, Fullbright Scholar
- Innovator, Entreprene...

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My guest Selina Van Orden is a qualified Ayurvedic practitioner, who has talked in the British parliament and European Parliament on integrating Ayurveda into the western system and living.
I found it very appropriate that she come on the show to talk about adapting an Ayurvedic lifestyle in the Western World, or for that matter in other parts of the world. Getting better health outcomes is the most vital role for anyone in life; mo...

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This conversation with Debbie Reber, founder of Tilt Parenting focuses on helping and embracing kids for who they are, and being inclusive in our approach.
Debbie is a parenting activist, speaker, author and the host of her podcast "Tilt Parenting".

Following aspects are very noteworthy -
1. Neurodiversity proposes that variation in brain functioning within the human population is normal.
2.A boxed approach and categorization ...

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In this two part conversation on Heart Health and chronic conditions, I sat down with an expert physician, book author, septuagenarian athlete on the show.
Our guest Dr.Akil Taher, recovered from a heart bypass surgery himself and has transformed his state of health to one of vibrant and robust living by tweaking his diet and lifestyle practices.
Part one  on this show (Season 2, Episode #22) focuses on everything about heart condit...

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Staying heart healthy is becoming more and more significant in this fast paced modern day scenario.
Given this paramount need to focus on heart health, I sat down with an expert physician, book author, septuagenarian athlete on the show.
Our guest Dr.Akil Taher recovered from a heart bypass surgery himself, and has transformed his state of health to one of vibrant & robust living by tweaking his diet and lifestyle practices.
Dr.T...

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June 24, 2022 64 min

This episode is a very insightful conversation with renowned Ob-Gyn and book author Dr.Nitu Bajekal. She has written a wonderful book "Living PCOS free", co-authoring it with her daughter and nutritionist Rohini Bajekal. To anyone looking to manage PCOS or to get answers to puzzling aspects of women's health, this episode is for you!

Dr.Bajekal has been practicing for over 35 years & has helped several women find ans...

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Our guest in this episode is Glen Merzer, who is a playwright, screenwriter, and author/co-author of multiple books. 
He wrote for network television for many years before stumbling into a career writing books that advocate the plant-exclusive diet.
Glen's book "Food is Climate" explains the capacity we humans have to heal our planet and bring good reasoning to the climate debate.

It's an engaging dialogue on how we ca...

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My guest Chef AJ has been on a plant exclusive diet for over 43 years. A chef, culinary instructor, and professional speaker, she is the author of the popular book Unprocessed: How to Achieve Vibrant Health and Your Ideal Weight, which chronicles her journey from an obese junk-food vegan to learning how to create foods that nourish and heal the body.  

Her latest bestselling book The Secrets to Ultimate Weight Loss:  A Revolutionary...

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Our guest Gigi Mortimer is the founder of EyeJust, a blue light blocking screen protector product that helps users adopt a healthier approach to technology. 
 In this conversation, Gigi and host Vai talk about the impact of blue light from screens, detrimental effects and how her company is making a difference in a virtual world.
 
 Some focus aspects from this conversation include:

  • How Gigi decided to create EyeJust screen protectors ...
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    Dr.Jarrod Spencer is a clinical psychologist who's passionate about improving the emotional health of athletes and business leaders. He is the author of the famous book "Mind of the Athlete    Clearer Mind,Better Performance".

    In this episode, host Vai and Dr.Spencer focus on Mental Health as it relates to employee well-being and businesses, AND his other area of expertise;  working with athletes.

    Discussion focus areas i...

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    Combining food that we put on our plate and planning meals lot of times seems to be a mystery.
    Our guest Divya Alter, who owns the famous Manhattan restaurant Divya's kitchen, and co-founder of Bhagavat Life, an Ayurvedic culinary school, talks about aspects of food combining in this episode.

    Vai and Divya discuss how best one can do this across different cuisines of the world. 
    Here are some areas we focus on, in this wonderful d...

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    Linda Sparrowe, our guest, is a coach, developmental editor, collaborator and ghostwriter.

    This episode is about how Yoga and mindfulness inform her unique approach to the writing process. She shares how her clients are able to incorporate this into their journey as a book writer and make it very authentic, bringing out their unique voice and message.

    Linda and host Vai talk about the following in this delightful conversation :

  • Linda’...
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    This episode is with our guest Paige Roberts who  is currently assisting athletes all over the world ranging from youth, teen, NCAA, USA National Athletes, MMA, NFL, MLB, NHL and weekend warriors in reaching their full sports and life performance potential! 

    Paige uses  Performance Neuro training to provide sports injury intensive recovery sessions, and sports and life performance coaching. Having been a collegiate athlete herself, ...

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    Our guest Jenna Banks is a social entrepreneur, public speaker, author, host of The Jenna Banks Show video series, real-estate investor, and self-love advocate focused on women’s empowerment and gender equality.

    This conversation with Jenna comes out on the day her book “I Love Me More: How To Find Happiness and Success Through Self-Love” is scheduled to release , commemorating Interational Woman’s Day.
    Having survived a traumatic up...

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    Ayurveda is the ancient science of Indian medicine and everything we do in life is treated as components of mind, body being in harmony. Our guest Nidhi Pandya comes from a family of Ayurvedic practitioners and she shares her expertise on how one can do everyday basics right to be able to lead a robust, invigorating life.

    Host Vai and Nidhi talk about the following aspects in this enlightening conversation-

  • Initiation into Ayurveda f...
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    Our guest Nicole Meier is the author of three critically acclaimed women's fiction novels. In this episode, Nicole and I talk about the aspects one needs to focus on to be able to write their first book in their genre of choice.
    Episode focuses on:

  • How it all began for Nicole as a book author and book coach
  • Patterns to observe in an individual for any story to come out , genres.
  • Types of genres and fiction vs non fiction.
  • Catching a...
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    Neha Gupta is the CEO and Founder of College Shortcuts and she, along with her team help students find their dream fit as far as college applications/admission.
    She is a Ted-x speaker, three time best selling book author.

    In this episode, Neha and host Vai talk about:
    * Neha's initiation into the stream of college admissions counseling as a career
    * Achievement culture and self discovery
    * A student's path to college admissions ...

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    Our guest Dr.Judyth Reichenberg-Ullman is a board certified homeopathic and naturopathic physician, practicing for over 35 years. 
    Along with her husband Dr.Robert Ullman, she has co-authored several books on homeopathy including the best selling "Ritalin-free kids" and "Homeopathic Self Care: the quick and easy guide for the Whole family". She has written another best selling book "Whole woman homeopathy".

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