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Dec 28, 2015


Sarah Adler, creator of Simply Real Health shares 7 easy pantry food swaps to make for the New Year.

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Dec 20, 2015


Hannah Crum is the Kombucha Mama, and she is giving us the low down on the benefits of kombucha - what's fact, what's fiction?

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Dec 14, 2015


This is PART TWO of Episode 053 with Georgie Fear. In this call, I'm still working on Habit #1 and 2, and I'm still struggling!

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Dec 11, 2015

Kylee Sallak of City Pole Studio joins us to talk all about Pole Fitness.

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Dec 2, 2015

What habits do you cultivate to avoid the HOLIDAY SEASON excuse for self-sabotage?

Leave a voicemail and let me know what you do to stay well during the holiday season.

Connect with me!

Nov 28, 2015

Ella talks to Thyroid Coach and Hormonal Balance expert, Magdalena Wszelaki about candida, thyroid, gut health and how it's all related in the quest for hormonal balance. This is Part I of a 2-part series.

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Nov 16, 2015

It's Q&A time!

What We Talk About:

- Tips for eating out without sabotaging wellness goals

- How to exercise on the road

- Breakfast: Eat it or skip it?

- Kale and other cruciferous veggies - can they really be BAD for you?

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Nov 8, 2015

Georgie Fear's 4 Core Eating Behaviors for Lifelong Leanness:

Lean Habit #1 - Eat 3-4 meals a day (without snacking)

Lean Habit #2 - Master Your Hunger

Lean Habit #3 - Eat Just Enough

Lean Habit #4 - Eat Mostly Whole Foods

All resources mentioned can be found at:

Oct 24, 2015

"Processed food doesn’t contain the food that it is pretending to be." - Mark Schatzker

In his most recent book The Dorito Effect, best-selling author and food journalist Mark Schatker says "the cause of our food problem will not be found in individual nutrients." Rather, it's flavor, and its impact on human behavior (namely, eating), that has changed dramatically and led us so very far away from nutritional wisdom to our current blazing path toward obesity, diabetes and chronic disease. He's talking to us about how this underestimated component is demonstrated perfectly in what he's dubbed "the Dorito effect."

"Modern food may be the most compelling lie ever told." 

What We Talk About:

  • How the Dorito became the metaphor for modern food 
  • Why we won't solve our eating problem until we understand the role of flavor and human behavior
  • Food addiction is not fun. How even rats can come to rely on their next "hit."
  • "Natural flavor" = artificial flavorings, and they're in your pantry, your fridge, your freezer and nearly ever restaurant in existence 
  • What manufacturers to do everything from packaged foods to plain chicken breasts to cigarettes so that you'll crave them more (it's not pretty)
  • The role artificial flavors play in metabolic confusion...and weight gain
  • Why is this even a problem? Why we eat far more than we need to and what to do about it
  • So, what's the solution?

"Nothing tastes like what it is anymore.

Everything tastes like what we want it to be."

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Oct 16, 2015

How to Avoid Counterfeit, Cheap & Dangerous Supplements

After decades of experience in military intelligence, the U.S. State Department, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration as a Special Agent, Gary Collins of Primal Power Method has a lot of opinions about supplements.

Gary joins us to blow the lid off of conventional "wellness" practices, and tells us what to avoid - and what to look for - when buying supplements.

What We Talk About:

- Bad vs. good vitamins and supplements – quickest ways to know

- What to never do when buying supplements

- What's wrong with buying online? – and how to do it right

- Network marketing/MLMs (multi-level marketing) and the wellness world [spoiler alert: he's not a fan]

- Why your local health food store should be your new best friend

- What to look for to know that you're buying the real deal

All resources mentioned can be found in the show notes at

Oct 8, 2015

Ella answers listeners' questions:

What motivates you to stay fit, healthy and focused?

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Oct 3, 2015

Tony and Alisa DiLorenzo say that a healthy combination of sex, love, and commitment is more than the foundation of a strong marriage… it’s the glue that will keep a family together.

They are hear to tell us what makes a marriage not just functional, but extraordinary.

What We Talk About:

  • When you act more like roommates - how to break the familiar pattern of bland domesticity
  • How to know when your spouse is initiating intimacy
  • What gets in the way of hot, married sex
  • How rejection effects a marriage
  • How putting your partner first makes all the difference
  • The 60-day sex challenge - WHAT?!?

All resources mentioned can be found at

Sep 27, 2015

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How to Attract People Naturally

Our guest Sarah Jones of Introverted Alpha wants to help you attract people naturally. Whether it's friends, colleagues or lovers, she is here to tell you how to draw people to the real you, authentically.

What We Talk About:

- Know what and who you want

- How to avoid trying to be something you’re not

- The the best places to meet people

- How to notice who you’re genuinely drawn to

- How not to get caught up in expectations or fear


Learn more at

Sep 21, 2015

Dr. Mike Okouchi from Whaddup Doc University turns the mic on Ella!

He's interviewing me in this rebroadcast from Dr. Mike's show. I share my top 10 tips for health & wellness for the even the busiest person, and a few things about me that you've never heard before.

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Sep 11, 2015

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Dr. Tom Nixon of Twin City Health & Maximized Living answers a LOT of our questions about how to find a great practitioner for problems that extend well beyond a sore back, and how to avoid the quacks.

What We Talk About:

+ What does our nervous system have to do with our health?

+ The very long list of ailments that relate to our nervous system, including migraines, hypothyroid, Type II diabetes, high blood pressure, digestive ailments and many more, and...

+ How they can be treated through Corrective Chiropractic Care (I had no idea!)

+ How to know if your practitioner is going to be able to actually help HEAL you

+ What to avoid when seeking a non-traditional practitioner

+ Ella's new inversion table - helpful or hurtful?


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Sep 4, 2015

I admit it. I am busting out of a slump right now. So, how do I survive a slump, and how do I get out of it?

Tune in for my most candid episode EVER.

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Aug 30, 2015

It's Q&A time! 

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Your Questions Answered in the Episode: 

  • I want to try Hot Yoga, but I'm intimidated. Help!
  • There are a lot of conflicting messages about carbs. How can all carbs be "bad," when vegetables ARE carbs?
  • What is the difference between Primal and Paleo?



Oh yeah, this is've asked to hear a little but more about my story, about my life, etc. Well, now's your chance to interview ME!

One listener will become my interviewer - and it's SO EASY!

All of the details can be found at 

Aug 24, 2015

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Why don’t we know THIS about cancer? 

Dr. Véronique Desaulniers thought she was doing everything right when she shocked by a breast cancer diagnosis. 

Listen to hear how she beat cancer naturally, and what she says about how we can minimize our risk for cancer and ALL disease.

This is the show to share with women you know and love. All resources mentioned can be found at:

Aug 17, 2015

Healthy eating is so much more about WHY you eat than WHAT you eat.

Healthy living advocate Sheila Viers joins us to talk about building confidence in ourselves and finding healthful balance naturally. Pursue wellness and fat loss ENSUES.

What We Talk About:

- Binge/emotional eating - what's behind it and what to do about it

- How to figure out what works for YOU

- Intuitive eating – what is it? Why does it work? What’s hard about it?

- Why do we sabotage ourselves and how do we interrupt the cycle?

- Build a healthy relationship with all food, then healthy behavior (and body!) will follow suit


Find all resources mentioned at!

Aug 9, 2015

Show notes:

Mira and Jayson Calton on The Micronutrient Miracle

When they first told me they were giving away $200 to everyone who buys their book in the month of August. I did not believe them.

I just didn't.

But, as it turns out, it's actually true.

See for the details, all resources mentioned in this episode, and to grab your copy of The Micronutrient Miracle BEFORE August 31!

Show notes:

Don't forget to join the fun on Facebook and Instagram



Aug 3, 2015

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  • What does it mean to "Become a Supple Leopard"?
  • JULIA: I have a desk job and my husband is police officer. What are we supposed to do? What tips do you have for people who get up, drive to work, work, drive home and sit?
  • PHILIP: I have a full time office job and I am a distance runner. Isn’t my activity level enough to balance out the sitting?
  • JAKE: We now hear that “sitting is the new smoking.” Are we supposed to stand all day?
  • SARAH: I hear mixed reviews on barefoot shoes. What’s your take on minimalist or barefoot shows for every day use and/or running?
  • ELLA: What functional movements should every BODY at every age be able to do?
  • JAMES: I fly a lot – at least 8x a month, and I’m not a superfit guy. I am not at all flexible. What tips do you have for me before, during and after plane travel?
  • ELLA: What can people do to “perform basic maintenance” on themselves?

Kelly Starrett is a coach, physical therapist, author, speaker, and creator of the Mobility WOD blog, which has revolutionized how athletes think about human movement and athletic performance. His blog is featured in Tim Ferris’ The 4-Hour Body, Inside Triathlon, Outside Magazine, Details Magazine, Power Magazine, and the Crossfit Journal. He teaches the wildly popular Crossfit Movement & Mobility Trainer course and has been a guest lecturer at the American Physical Therapy Association annual convention, Google, the Perform Better Summit, the Special Operations Medical Association annual conference, police departments, and elite military groups nationwide. In his current practice, Kelly works with Olympic gold-medalists, Tour de France cyclists, NFL players, world and national record holding Olympic Lifting and Power athletes, Crossfit Games medalists, ballet dancers, military personnel, and competitive age-division athletes.

Jul 26, 2015

How to Dominate Your Day Before Breakfast 

Questions I ask Jeff in this episode: 

   What are some patterns you see amongst high achievers and successful people?

   How are they spending the first part of their day?

   Do you have to get up at 5am? Really? (hint: no)

   Does Jeff trade sleeping hours for his early morning routine?

   How do you reset or reboot after getting out of your routine?

   What is Jeff's morning routine? What habits does he do every day and why?


If you liked this episode, you’ll want to check out:

Episode 004 – Shawn Stevenson on Sleep Habits

Episode 009 – Hal Elrod on The Miracle Morning

Episode 037 – Gretchen Rubin on the Power of Habits


You can now leave me a recorded message at! Make sure you let me know if you DON’T want me to share your message on the air. Let me hear from you!


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Jul 19, 2015

It's Q&A Time!

All show notes are at

This is part 2 of "038 Ask Ella"

This time, I asked YOU, and boy, did you answer!



NEXT: Send in your new questions to, Instagram (@onairwithella) or email via!

Jul 19, 2015

It's Q&A Time!

All show notes are at

You asked me and I answered:

• Do you Intermittent Fast?

• If you practice IF do you have to track macros to get results? 

• If I fast 16 or 20 hrs everyday, but eat all my calories in 1 or 2 big meals, will my stomach get big (vs eating smaller morals more frequently)?

• Do you always drink bulletproof coffee and does it replace breakfast?  

• My husband works night shift - what would be the best way for him to eat to ensure his insulin levels aren't spiked and his energy levels are maintained, and basically how can I help him get healthier?

• Where do we draw the line? With all the clean eating and detoxing media messages, there seems to be a universal statement: "Eliminate processed foods." But what does that mean?  Are all packaged foods bad?

and a lot more....

Download episode 038B for part two...WHAT IS SEXY?

Send in your new questions to, Instagram (@onairwithella) or email via!

Jul 15, 2015

SHOW NOTES!  Find all resources mentioned at


Why can some people just wake up one day and decide to change their lives?

How does someone wake up one day and just quit smoking or quit drinking or stop eating sweets or processed food?

Why do some people struggle with forming habits that actually make them happy?

They know they make them happier, but they still struggle doing them.

Why do so many of us know what to do, but we just aren’t making the changes in our lives?  We know what to do but we just aren’t doing it.


How do we actually change?


These questions led me on a quest and that quest led me to Gretchen Rubin, the best-selling author, wife and mother of two.

I knew Gretchen already from her previous books; I read The Happiness Project years ago and I thought it was amazing. So when she came out with Better Than Before, her newest book, I picked up it up for myself.

I read Better Than Before: Mastering the Habits of Our Everyday Lives and I became a woman obsessed.  I chased Gretchen down. I said, “Oh, I know you’re on every television channel in the world. I know you’re at the top of iTunes with your own podcast.  I know that you are in extreme demand right now by every media outlet known to man, but could you maybe come talk to us? Because I believe you can change everybody’s lives who listens to this show that we do together.”

And guess what? Gretchen didn’t hesitate, and she said yes.  This show today is about how we actually create lasting change in our lives, and I hope that it is of as much value to you as my conversation with Gretchen was to me.  Let me know – 

What is one habit are you trying to break?

What is one habit you are trying to create?

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