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Nourish and Shine

65 EpisodesProduced by Dr. Amy SapolaWebsite

Amy Sapola, Pharm.D., FAIHM, IFMCP hosts the Nourish and Shine Podcast where she talks with passionate leaders in the fields of Nutrition, Functional and Integrative Medicine and Wellness providing inspiration and practical advice to nourish your mind, body and spirit, optimize your health and live … read more

65 Episodes | 2019 - 2020

How To Strengthen Your Family's Relationship With Food: Interview with Jennifer Carr, Certified Behavioural Eating Coach

October 28th, 2020


Jennifer Carr is a London born, Barcelona based Behavioural Eating Coach and Plant Based Retreat Cook. Training at The Institute of the Psychology of …

Pharmacists and The Future of Functional Medicine: Interview with Lauren Castle, Pharm.D., M.S. of the Functional Medicine Pharmacists Alliance

October 14th, 2020


Lauren Castle, PharmD, MS is the founder of the Functional Medicine Pharmacists Alliance at, and works as a Market Health and Wellness Director for Walmart in Dayton,


She received her Doctor of …

Stepping Into Your Style: Interview with Danielle Perrodin, Pharm.D.

September 30th, 2020


I am Dr. Danielle Perrodin, Style & Image Coach and Functional Medicine Pharmacist.  My mission is to help women create happier, healthier more …

Talking Toxins, Hormonal Health, and Water Quality: Interview with Lara Adler

September 16th, 2020


Lara Adler is an Environmental Toxins Expert & Educator and a Certified Holistic Health Coach who teaches health coaches, nutritionists, and …

Functional Medicine Coaching and Psychological Immunity: Interview with Sandra Scheinbaum, Ph.D., IFMCP

September 2nd, 2020


Health & wellness practitioner and educator Dr. Sandra Scheinbaum is passionate about transforming our broken healthcare system and empowering people to become CEOs of their own health. She believes that a great …

Living Your Best Life with the 7 Vibrants: Interview with Jon Chandonnet

August 19th, 2020


Have you ever wanted to slow down, breathe, and step deep inside yourself to take an

honest look at your life and where you're headed? Do your daily routines and habits create

more chaos in your life? Do you want to …

Healing Cancer Through Mind, Body and Spirit: Interview with Diva Nagula, D.O.

August 5th, 2020


Dr. Diva Nagula is a board-certified osteopathic physician and has extensive knowledge and training in Integrative and Functional Medicine. Dr. …

The Language of Beauty: Interview with Kate Clearlight

July 22nd, 2020


Kate is a plant lover, folk herbalist, herb gardener, medicine maker, botanical perfumer, flower essence practitioner, and a devoted believer in the …

Secrets to a Healthy and Conscious Life: Interview with Elena Bensonoff of Wholeistic Inc.

July 8th, 2020


Elena Bensonoff is an award-winning holistic practitioner, consultant pharmacist and the founder of Wholistic, Inc. As a pioneer in the fields of …

Mindful Eating During Times of Stress and Anxiety: Interview with Jennifer Carr

June 24th, 2020


Jennifer Carr is a London born, Barcelona based Behavioural Eating Coach and Plant Based Retreat Cook. Training at The Institute of the Psychology of …

An Integrative Approach to Fertility and Women's Health: Interview with Tina Koopersmith, MD

June 10th, 2020


Dr. Tina Koopersmith is an internationally recognized gynecologist specializing in fertility. She is a board-certified OBGYN and Reproductive …

Raising Resilient Children: Interview with Dr. Verena Raschke-Cheema PhD, MSc.

May 27th, 2020


Doctor Verena Raschke-Cheema PhD, MSc. is a highly qualified and dedicated Doctor in Nutritional Sciences and Neuro-Training Kinesiologist, author, …

A Second Meditation to Nourish Your Nervous System

May 20th, 2020


Two weeks ago I released the first "Meditation to Nourish the Nervous System" - I felt that this week another relaxing, grounding, de-stressing meditation was most important! 

I hope you enjoy! If you do- let me know …

Emotional and Mental Wellbeing for Women and Teens with PCOS: Interview with Gretchen Kubacky, Psy.D.

May 13th, 2020


Dr. Gretchen Kubacky, "The PCOS Psychologist," is a health psychologist and Certified Bereavement Facilitator in Los Angeles, California. She is a …

Meditation to Nourish Your Nervous System

May 6th, 2020


I hope that you will take a few moments (<10 minutes) to enjoy this relaxing meditation that nourishes your nervous system. Managing is one of many lifestyle strategies to stay healthy during this time. 

May you …

Dietary Supplements: Interview with Amanda Corbett, Pharm.D., BCPS, FCCP, FAIHM

April 29th, 2020


Amanda H. Corbett, PharmD, BCPS, FCCP, FAIHM is the Assistant Dean for Professional Curriculum, the Associate Director of Global Engagement, and …

A Meditation to Nourish the Immune System

April 22nd, 2020


This is a special bonus episode. I hope that you will take a moment to listen, relax, and nourish your immune system. This meditation is less than 10 …

An Eye for Nutrition: Interview with Rudrani Banik, MD

April 15th, 2020


Rudrani Banik, MD, is a Board-certified Ophthalmologist and fellowship-trained Neuro-Ophthalmologist. She has expertise in a wide range of conditions …

Women's Hormonal Balance, Fasting, and Exercise: Interview with Lacey Chittle, DPT

April 1st, 2020


Dr. Lacey Chittle, DPT is a Functional Medicine practitioner who specializes in "tough/mystery" cases, when the other specialists have thrown up their hands and don't know what the cause of the symptoms are, they come …

Staying Healthy During COVID-19: Interview with Trina Felber, CEO, RN, CRNA, BSN, MSN of Primal Life Organics

March 25th, 2020


Trina Felber is the Creator and CEO of Primal Life Organics, a premier, all-natural dental care company that focuses on oral health as the gateway to internal health. She believes that the antiseptic products we use in …

Mindset and Intuitive Exercise: Interview with Meghan Sandve

March 18th, 2020


Meghan is a health coach and trainer, whose goal is to empower all women to feel Fit & Fierce. Her wheelhouse is the intersection of muscles and mindset.

For years she believed that being the smallest version of …

Homeopathy and Pharmacy; An Integrative Approach: Interview with Laura Burr

March 4th, 2020


Hello, my name is Laura Burr. I am a registered pharmacist and a

homeopathic practitioner.

I attended pharmacy school at Drake University and …

Legal Protections for Female Entrepreneurs: Interview with Layne Lyons, JD

February 19th, 2020


Layne Lyons, is a lawyer, business protector for women entrepreneurs and creator of the Legal Umbrella Method™.  She helps women entrepreneurs get the right legal structures and contracts in place so they can easily and …

Body Mindful Yoga: Interview with Jennifer Kreatsoulas, PhD, E-RYT 500, C-IAYT

February 5th, 2020


Jennifer Kreatsoulas, PhD, E-RYT 500, C-IAYT, is a certified yoga therapist specializing in eating disorders and body image. She is the creator and …

A Functional Medicine Approach to Detox: Interview with Bridget Danner

January 29th, 2020


Bridgit Danner has been a licensed acupuncturist since 2004 and a certified Functional Diagnostic practitioner since 2015.  She has given over 12,000 treatments in her career.

Her interest in natural health grew from an …

Healing PCOS Naturally: Interview with Martha McKittrick, RD, CDN, CDE

January 15th, 2020


Martha McKittrick, RD, CDN, CDE Martha McKittrick is a Registered Dietitian, Certified Diabetes Educator, Wellcoach®-Certified Health and Wellness Coach with a private practice in NYC. With over 25 years’ experience in …

Balancing Hormones With Functional Nutrition: Interview with Krista King, MS, RDN, LDN, IFNCP

January 1st, 2020


Krista helps you heal your body naturally.  She is a registered dietitian nutritionist, integrative and functional certified nutrition practitioner, …

A Functional Medicine Approach to Hashimoto's: Interview with Donna Mazzola, Pharm.D. of Dr. AutoImmune Girl

December 25th, 2019


Donna Mazzola is a Pharmacist who has always had a passion for natural health and preventative care.  After obtaining a Doctorate in Pharmacy, this …

Spiritual Healing: Interview with "The Sister Seekers"

December 18th, 2019

Sister Seekers provide workshops and retreats to experience self-discovery, spiritual awareness, renewal, and connection with other women. They provide opportunities to gain a better understanding of who you are and …

Ayurveda and Menopause: Interview with Val Joan of Ayurveda With Val

December 11th, 2019

I want to share the basics of Ayurveda, starting with food, the foundation of a healthy life. What diet is right for you? It’s not about counting calories, it’s about choosing the right food, the right herbs and spices, …

A Holistic Approach to Oral Health: Interview with Andrea Brockman, DDS

December 4th, 2019


Dr. Andrea Brockman is the CEO and Co-Founder of, an inclusive and forward-thinking educational platform and online directory …

What You Need to Know About CBD: Interview with Amanda Corbett, Pharm.D.

November 27th, 2019


Amanda H. Corbett, PharmD, BCPS, FCCP, FAIHM is the Assistant Dean for Professional Curriculum, the Associate Director of Global Engagement, and …

A Functional Medicine Approach to Type 2 Diabetes: Interview with Melody Hartzler, Pharm.D.

November 20th, 2019


I’m a clinical pharmacist at Western Medicine Family Physicians in Fairborn, Ohio. And I also teach part-time at Cedarville University School of …

The Slim Gut Part 2: Interview with Doctor Verena Raschke-Cheema PhD, MSc.

November 13th, 2019


Doctor Verena Raschke-Cheema PhD, MSc. is a highly qualified and dedicated Doctor in Nutritional Sciences and Neuro-Training Kinesiologist, author, …

The Slim Gut Part 1: Interview with Doctor Verena Raschke-Cheema PhD, MSc.

November 6th, 2019


Doctor Verena Raschke-Cheema PhD, MSc. is a highly qualified and dedicated Doctor in Nutritional Sciences and Neuro-Training Kinesiologist, author, …

Intuition Nutrition: Interview with Kristen Ciccolini of Good Witch Kitchen

October 30th, 2019


Kristen Ciccolini is a certified Culinary Nutrition Expert, holistic nutritionist, cooking class instructor, speaker, and founder of Good Witch …

Kombucha: Interview with Jessica Remington from Big River Kombucha

October 23rd, 2019


Big River Kombucha is the passion project of Matt and Jessica, husband and wife and kombucha tag team!  After years of dreaming of owning their own small business, Big River Kombucha was launched in the Mississippi …

Ayurveda Basics and Supporting Seasonal Transition: Interview with France Brunel of Yoom

October 16th, 2019


A certified yoga teacher and an in-training ayurvedic practitioner, France is the founder and editor-in-chief of YOOM.
YOOM is an online platform that shows us how to personalize the way we approach self-care with a …

Aromatherapy and Self Care: Interview with Mindy Green, MS, RA, RH

October 9th, 2019


Four decades of experience in the natural products and health care industries make Mindy Green a genuine, national authority on botanicals.  Her wellness-industry expertise is complemented by her active, longstanding …

Functional Fertility: Interview with Sarah Clark of Fab Fertile

October 2nd, 2019


When Sarah Clark was 28 years old, she received a diagnosis of premature ovarian failure. She accepted the diagnosis and had both her children …

Food As Medicine: Interview with Lara Zakaria, RPh, MS, CNS, CDN, IFMCP

September 25th, 2019


Lara Zakaria RPh MS CNS is a Pharmacist and Clinical Nutritionist specializing in Functional Medicine. Combining her background in pharmacy and …

Keto and Intermittent Fasting: Interview with Lacey Chittle, DPT

September 18th, 2019


Join us on Wednesday, July 24th at 7pm CST for an Instagram Live chat about this episode! 

Dr. Lacey Chittle, DPT is a Functional Medicine …

Empowering Women With and Beyond Hashimoto's: Jenn Krusinski, CTNC

September 11th, 2019


Jenn Krusinski, CTNC

Holistic Health + Hashi’s + Life Coach

Empowering women to seek and find their whole health potential, with and BEYOND …

Your Magical Microbiome: Your Key to Radiant Health: Interview with Julianne Soteriou, MA, CN

September 4th, 2019


Julianne Soteriou, MA, CN has been practicing as a Clinical Nutritionist for 24 years.  She holds a Master's Degree in Clinical Nutrition as well as …

Living a Happy, Healthy and Compliant Life with Type 1 Diabetes: Interview with Mary Pat Sapola

August 28th, 2019


Mary Pat Sapola is currently a student at the University of Akron entering her junior year. She is studying social work with the intentions of …

Growing Vibrant Herbs Through Polyculture & Crafting Nourishing Teas: Interview with Tony DiMaggio of Sacred Blossom Farm

August 21st, 2019


We founded Sacred Blossom Farm for our health, your health and the  health of the planet.   Our fields look like beautiful prairies with different …

Common Misconceptions About Vitamins and Supplements: Interview with Eric McBride, PharmD, RPh and Founder of Dr. Mac's Naturals

August 14th, 2019


Eric McBride PharmD RPh obtained his pharmacy doctorate from Northeast Ohio Medical University and has retail, hospital, and pharmacy benefits management experience.

Through his experience as a Pharmacy Manager for …

Nourishment of Mind, Body, and Soul: Interview with Venessa Rodriguez, MS, CHC

August 7th, 2019


Venessa Rodriguez, M.S., C.H.C. is a functional nutritionist, intuitive nourishment guide and host of the Feed Your Wild Podcast. Her mission is to support wild-hearted change-makers get to the root cause of their …

The Evolution and Future of Holistic Medicine: Interview with Bill Manahan, M.D.

July 3rd, 2019


Bill Manahan, MD, is Assistant Professor Emeritus with the Department of Family

Medicine and Community Health at the University of Minnesota Academic …

Reiki and Meditation: Interview with Donna Magtibay, MSN, RN, RMT

June 26th, 2019


I have personally and professionally witnessed the importance of a holistic approach in maintaining health and treating illness. This approach …

Compassionate Care: Interview with LeeAnne DeFore, RN, CMT

June 19th, 2019


Founder of Healing Hands Massage and Wellness PLLC 
Established in August of 2014
LeeAnne has lived in Red Wing nearly 20 years with her husband and two boys.
When she is not at work you will find her enjoying Red Wing's …

Simplified Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) Tapping: Interview with Valerie Lis, MA

June 12th, 2019


Valerie Lis, MA, a.k.a. “The Tapping Teacher,” is a Certified Expert EFT Practitioner

and trainer. She has supported hundreds of students and thousands of clients to

make positive shifts in their lives. These …

Healing Touch: Interview with Sarah Stinson, M.S., FAIHM

June 5th, 2019


Sarah Stinson is a leader and practitioner in the field of holistic health and healing. After graduating with a masters in community counseling she …

Resilience : Interview with Sarah Stinson, M.S., FAIHM

May 29th, 2019


Sarah Stinson is a leader and practitioner in the field of holistic health and healing. After graduating with a masters in community counseling she …

The Nutritional Benefits of Healthy, Grass Fed, Humanely Raised Animals : Stephanie Schneider of Together Farms

May 22nd, 2019


Stephanie Schneider is co-owner of Together Farms. She has her MS in Environmental Science & Policy from UW-Green Bay and BS in Natural Resources …

Optimal Movement: Interview with Dr. Philip Kish and Dr. Joshua Carter

May 15th, 2019


Philip is a dedicated and passionate practitioner who combines principles of Eastern and Western Medicine practices with Movement Based Therapies to help individuals think, move, and feel the best they possibly can.

Integrative Neurology: Interview with Dr. Marie Collier Part 2

May 8th, 2019


Dr. Collier is a Board-certified neurologist and epileptologist as well as an integrative medicine doctor who practices in Grand Junction, CO. She …

Integrative Neurology: Interview with Dr. Marie Collier Part 1

May 1st, 2019


Dr. Collier is a Board-certified neurologist and epileptologist as well as an integrative medicine doctor who practices in Grand Junction, CO. She …

Acupuncture: Interview with Sara Bublitz, LAc.

April 24th, 2019


Sara Bublitz is a Licensed Acupuncturist and Instructor of Medicine within the Integrative Medicine and Health Department at Mayo Clinic. 

From a young age, Sara knew she wanted to go into medicine and she has always …

Chiropractic Care for Women and Children: Interview with Danielle Ott, D.C.

April 17th, 2019


Dr. Danielle Ott is a chiropractic physician who loves helping women and their families. From prenatal care to postpartum, from newborn through …

Bhakti Wellness Center: Interview with Guy Odishaw

March 27th, 2019


Guy Odishaw is the founder of Bhakti Wellness Center, an integrative medicine clinic in Edina.  He has been a Complimentary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) provider for over 26 years.  Co-founder of the CAM education …

Knowing Your Farmer and Eating Local: Interview with Sara George

March 20th, 2019


This week I talk with my friend and local farmer, Sara George. She owns D & S Gardens and grows fresh fruits and vegetables for local consumers in Pepin, WI. She manages the Wabasha Farmers Market, is on the board …

Future Pacing and Mindset: Interview with Meghan Sandve of Fit & Fierce

March 17th, 2019


This week I'm sitting down to chat with my friend Meghan Sandve! Meghan is an online fitness and nutrition coach who teaches women how to ditch the extremes with diet and exercise. She is the founder of Fit & Fierce …

Bonus: Monday Meditation - 5 Minute Meditation

February 25th, 2019


A short guided meditation to start the week off right! Enjoy!


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