In this episode I’m chatting with Melissa Strahan, one of the co-founders of Joovv, the leaders in light therapy. Melissa has a passion for health and wellness that ultimately led to the formation of Joovv, and she is also mom to six amazing kids ranging in ages from 5 to 20. When she isn’t busy with Joovv or being a mom, Melissa loves spending time outdoors soaking in the sun and all the amazing health benefits nature has to offer.

In this episode, Melissa shares her personal health story and how she found light therapy as a remedy for her skin condition. Melissa discusses how Joovv was born and explains the science behind how light therapy works. She explains the difference between red and blue light, red versus near infrared light therapy, how light therapy affects mitochondria, and the ancestral explanation for why light therapy works. She also talks about the wide variety of health concerns light therapy can help with, including acne, eczema, psoriasis, scarring, joint pain, arthritis, sleep, hair growth, hormonal health, inflammation, depression, anxiety, fat loss, and much more.

For more from Christina, head to her website, christinathechannel.com, 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, to meet other podcast listeners!

This podcast episode is sponsored by Beekeeper’s Naturals, a wellness company specializing in innovative nutraceuticals made from healing hive compounds and plant-based ingredients. At Beekeeper’s Naturals, they’re harnessing the power of the beehive to share a line of effective supplements and remedies to solve modern health challenges. Make sure you check out their Propolis Throat Spray (nature’s antibiotic), B.Powered Superfood Complex, B.LXR Brain Fuel, and more! Head to beekeepersnaturals.com/CRW and use my code “CRW” for 15% off! Make sure you listen to episode 206 to learn everything you need to know about bee products!

This podcast is also sponsored by Native! Native believes in creating personal care products that are truly better for you, which is why they’ve created a line of deodorants that are free of aluminum, parabens, and sulfates, and instead use ingredients you can understand, like coconut oil, shea butter, and baking soda. For 20% off your first purchase, visit nativedeodorant.com and use my promo code “wellness” during checkout!

Want in on all of the health benefits of mushrooms?! Functional mushrooms like Reishi, Chaga, Cordyceps, and Lion’s Mane have been used for medicinal purposes for centuries. With Four Sigmatic products, we can now easily take advantage of mushrooms’ many health benefits for immunity, energy, longevity, and more. Four Sigmatic makes drinking mushrooms and superfoods delicious and easy with their Mushroom Coffees, Mushroom Superfood Blends, and Mushroom Elixirs! Head to foursigmatic.com/crw to check out all of their products, and use the code “CRW” for 15% off all purchases on their site!

If you’re ready to finally take control of your health, Christina’s online course, The Paleo Women Lifestyle Program, is exactly what you need. This course is designed to teach you everything you need to know to optimize your health as a woman, no matter your age or where you are in your health journey. This course has hours of video lectures, audio lectures, and PDFs that cover nutrition, fitness, sleep, stress management, balancing hormones, self-love, cooking and grocery shopping, and more. You can learn more / sign up at bit.ly/paleowomenlifestyle.

If you love desserts but want to avoid the sugar and sweeteners, pick up a copy of Christina’s new ebook, #NoSugarNoProblems Part 2! This ebook contains over 30 paleo dessert recipes (most are also vegan) that contain absolutely no sugar or sweeteners – no stevia, xylitol, erythritol, maple syrup, honey, dates, bananas, or other sugar substitutes. Perfect if you’re keto, low-carb, on a gut-healing diet, looking to balance your hormones, or trying to break your sugar addiction! Grab your copy at bit.ly/nsnp2 and use the code “wellnessrealness” for 20% off!

 

If you’re finally ready to reach your fitness goals, check out the MAPS programs from Mind Pump Media at bit.ly/mindpumpcrw. You can use the code “WELLNESS” for 10% off! I recommend MAPS Anabolic to anyone who goes to the gym and wants something that will increase their strength and fitness levels while also reducing body fat, and I recommend MAPS Anywhere if you’re looking for a program that doesn’t require a gym and focuses more on bodyweight exercises.

Interested in switching to safer beauty products to protect your health? Shop at beautycounter.com/christinarice 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 bit.ly/doterrachristina 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.

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 bit.ly/digitalnomadCR! 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 kasandrinos.com 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!

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