HUGE GIVEAWAY THIS WEEK! Since it’s the 100th episode, we have to celebrate!

One Grand Prize Winner Will Receive:

3 Runners-Up will receive:

Giveaway runs until March 30th, 2018. US entries only.

There are multiple ways you can enter, and you can enter as many times as you want!

Ways to enter:

  • Leave a rating and a review on iTunes, then send a screenshot to [email protected].
  • Share the podcast on your Instagram or Instagram stories, and send a screenshot to [email protected].
  • Comment on my giveaway Instagram photo (flat lay with all of the products, @christinaricewellness) – you have to follow me, tag a friend, and leave a comment with your favorite podcast episode so far or an idea for a future podcast episode!
  • A few of the brands included will also be posting the same Instagram photo — engage according to the rules on their post!
  • Everyone in the Facebook group, Wellness Realness Podcast Tribe, is automatically entered in once.

This week’s podcast is sponsored by Somnifix! Somnifix is a mouth strip that optimizes breathing patterns and reduces snores by directing airflow through the nose. Somnifix ensures that you breathe through your nose during the night, which allows you to sleep much more soundly all night long and can eliminate needing to wake up, snoring, drooling, restless nights, and more. This has TRANSFORMED the way I sleep! The strip is hypoallergenic and contains a small vent to allow some air to pass through! You can get Somnifix on Amazon, and use the code “CRWSLEEP” at checkout for 15% off!

This week I’m chatting with Max Lugavere – filmmaker, TV personality, health and science journalist and brain food expert. He is the author of Genius Foods: Become Smarter, Happier, and More Productive While Protecting Your Brain For Life, and the director of the upcoming film Bread Head, the first-ever documentary about dementia prevention through diet and lifestyle. Lugavere has contributed to Medscape, Vice, Fast Company, and the Daily Beast and has been featured on NBC Nightly News, the Dr. Oz Show, and in The Wall Street Journal.

In this episode, Max shares what got him interested in health and wellness and what he was like growing up. He shares how his mother’s battle with dementia inspired him to figure out ways to hack diet and lifestyle to optimize brain function. He talks about the strangest diets he’s tried, intermittent ketosis, the benefits of fasting, and specific changes he’s made that help his cognitive performance. He also explains the benefits of weight training, incorporating yoga and HIIT into a workout routine, how movement impacts lymphatic drainage, and how overtraining can increase gut permeability. Max also shares the best kind of fats to include in your diet, what he thinks about lectins, protein recommendations, and his top brain-boosting foods. Max talks about the benefits of cold therapy, the danger of blue light, and the worst health advice he sees in the media.

For more from Max, you can head to his website,, and follow him on Instagram (@maxlugavere). You can get your copy of Genius Foods on Amazon or anywhere that books are sold!

For more from Christina, head to her website,, to find her services, blog, programs, and ebooks. If there’s a question you’d like answered or a topic you’d like discussed on the podcast, send it in to [email protected]! Don’t forget to join the Facebook group – Wellness Realness Podcast Tribe!

Interested in switching to safer beauty products to protect your health? Shop at for safer skincare, makeup, hair care, and more! If you need help with color matching or product recommendations, feel free to reach out to Christina. You can email her at [email protected].

If you want to change your life with essential oils, head to to get started! Feel free to email Christina to learn more about how doTERRA essential oils can transform your health! If you’re not sure where to start with essential oils, head here.

Christina’s latest ebook, #NoSugarNoProblems: A Lovely Collection of Paleo Sweetener-Free Desserts, is now available! This ebook is filled with 30 paleo desserts (with plenty of vegan options) that are free of all sugar and sugar substitutes – cookies, brownies, cupcakes, puddings, milkshakes, cheesecake, cream pie, and more! No sugar, no stevia, no xylitol, no maple syrup, no honey, no erythritol, no bananas, and no dates! This is perfect for anyone who is on the Candida diet, ketogenic, low-carb, diabetic, low-FODMAP, paleo, primal, vegetarian, vegan, or just looking to limit their sugar intake! You can get your copy at under “ebooks” or at Use the code “wellnessrealness” for 20% off!

Do you love Primal Kitchen Foods products as much as Christina?! If you want to stock up on healthy paleo mayo, salad dressings, bars, collagen, and more, use the code “WELLNESS” for 10% off your Primal Kitchen order!

Are you a health coach, NTP, nutritionist, or just interested in wellness, and want to turn your passion into a thriving business and work from anywhere?! You NEED to check out my friend Amie Tollefsrud‘s online course, Digital Nomad Nutritionist, to learn how to build up your online nutrition business and finally make your side hustle your full-time gig! This is a 100% self-paced online course that will teach you EVERYTHING you need to know to create a thriving business and finally be your own boss. You’ll learn how to distinguish yourself from other health/wellness blogs and websites, set up your website, email list, and blogging strategy, find your niche, expand your email list, grow your social media, build a personal brand without a designer, and much much more! For $100 off the course, head to! I cannot recommend this course enough.

If you’re still using olive oil from the grocery store, STOP!!! To snag some of my FAVORITE olive oil, head to and use the code “WELLNESS” for 10% off your entire order! You can count on Kasandrino’s for pure olive oil that tastes amazing and that you can trust to be 100% real!

If you’d like to support the show, you can do so by shopping through our Amazon link. All you have to do is do your regular Amazon shopping through this link or by clicking the button below, and a small amount of your total order will go towards the show’s production, at no extra cost to you!


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