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On Air with Ella | Live Better. Start Now.

Where wellness & personal development meet: feel better, look better, live better & have some fun on the way. Ella interviews experts on wellness, relationships, motivation, real food nutrition, mindset, personal growth, confidence...anything to help us get more out of life...NOW. She keeps it simple, slightly cheeky & never preachy. Start where YOU are. || www.onairwithella.com
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Mar 26, 2017

SHOW NOTES: onairwithella.com/104/

Welcome to the third installment of this new weekly feature where I share one thing that I'm loving, one thing I'm not, and one simple, SUPER easy, clean-eating recipe. You can find the first one here, and last week's right here.

the GOOD: Wellness Mama website

 

Katie is the "Wellness Mama" - one of my favorite go-to resources for all things natural living and wellness-related. 

the BAD: Teflon and Non-Stick Cookware

  • Teflon sucks. Read my full rant about this toxic household product: "Can Cookware be Toxic?"
  • Want more info? Here's the experts' take: 
  • So, what are your options?
  • What if you have no choice? Maybe you're visiting friends or spending a week in a vacation home. Here are some tips for when you are stuck with the nonstick cookware as your only option:
    • Don't preheat - heat at the lowest temperature possible to cook your food safely.
    • Don't put nonstick cookware in an oven hotter than 400 degrees.
    • Use an exhaust fan over the stove.
    • Keep pet birds out of the kitchen -- the fumes from an overheated pan can kill a bird in seconds. For real. Read the article!
  • Did you know? Skip the self-cleaning function on your oven. It cleans by heating to high temperatures, which can release toxic fumes from non-stick interior oven parts.

the YUMMY: Almost Oatmeal by Paleo Plan

You Need:

Directions:

  • Combine all ingredients in a small pan over medium heat, stirring often until all is thoroughly combined and warm.
  • Try it topped with pears, bananas, fresh or dried berries, walnuts, pumpkin seeds, grated apples, or sliced almonds, and serve it with sausage or eggs for a truly satisfying morning meal.

See the original recipe here, and a TON of other simple recipes from Paleo Plan.

What do you think about this week's choices? Please share your feedback with me. 

Mar 22, 2017

SHOW NOTES: onairwithella.com/104/

She had to shed $130,000+ in debt before she could shed 130+ pounds.

You've heard my buddy Elizabeth Benton of Primal Potential on the show before, but you have not heard this story. In her own words:

In my late twenties I embarked on a totally different journey. I was determined to get out of debt. Between my husband and I, we had well over $100,000 in student loans and other small, miscellaneous debts – just over $130,000, actually. After reading a Dave Ramsey book, I focused on the goal with unrivaled intensity. We met, and surpassed, our goal in less than 2 years. Little did I know that the process of getting out of debt would teach me everything I needed to know to finally tackle my lifelong weight struggles. It’s true. The crazy parallels between paying off $130,000 and losing over 130 pounds are astonishing. Here’s what getting out of debt taught me about life and extreme weight loss.

This is one of several shows I'll be doing to continue our Life Balance Wheel series in the area of financial health, and it is chock full of information that will help you in many areas of your life balance wheel.

SHOW NOTES: onairwithella.com/104/

Mar 20, 2017

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How Do We Change Our Beliefs About Money? 

Ryan Yokome says there are typically two beliefs that stop people from making money doing what they love:

  1. The belief that it’s not right to make money from doing what you love. 
  2. The belief that this never enough money and you have to be careful with what you have.

How do you change these beliefs? We're talking all about it in today's episode. This is one of several shows I'll be doing to continue our Life Balance Wheel series in the area of financial health. 

What We Talk About:

  • What meaning are you associating with money?
  • How does your mindset affect your ability to attract money to you?
  • What's your money story? How to create a more empowering belief.
  • The evolution: Surviving --> Saving --> Serving 
  • Follow along! Click Here to Download the Life Balance Wheel Worksheet
    • How to complete the worksheet: score each area as where you are today. The goal is not to have a high score everywhere. It's simply a tool to evaluate where you're strongest, and which areas you want to focus on next. 

Show notes: 

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Mar 14, 2017

GET THE NOTES: Onairwithella.com/101

Welcome to the second installment of this new weekly feature where I share one thing that I'm loving, one thing I'm not, and one simple, easy, clean recipe. 

 the GOOD: Liquid Multivitamins from Mary Ruth Organics

  • Mary Ruth Organics Premium Supplements – I was introduced to Mary Ruth Organics by a listener, and on a whim decided to try out both the morning and evening liquid vitamins. (I try to get most of my vitamins from REAL FOOD - especially after this interview with Gary Collins! - but I know I'm lacking in magnesium, vitamins D and B).
  • I started these about 3 months ago, and judging by my fingernails and hair, there’s something to this (they’re growing like crazy!).
  • I’m now on monthly auto-ship (saves 10%), and I find this far easier than pill-popping for some reason. Get a one month supply for $39.95 per bottle, or auto-ship and save a bit more. It comes to about $2.40 a day, and I am a total convert.

the BAD: Air Fresheners, Fragrances & Diffusers

 the YUMMY: Spaghetti Squash Frittata

You Need:

  • 1 small spaghetti squash (need ~2 cups shredded)
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup organic kale or spinach, chopped
  • 1/2 cup mushrooms, sliced (or another veggie)
  • 1/4 cup onion, diced
  • 1/2 tsp oregano (or spices you like!)
  • sea salt and ground black pepper to taste

Directions:

  • Bake the spaghetti squash: Wash and slice the squash in half (length-wise) and place cut sides face down onto a baking sheet with some water in the bottom of it. Roast about 25-30 minutes at 350F (until tender). When done, shred the insides with a fork into a bowl and set aside.   *I do this in advance and keep in fridge until I'm ready to make something!
  • Sauté your chopped onion, mushrooms, etc - add the greens last and don't overcook
  • Crack the eggs into the bowl with the squash and mix in the spices
  • Stir in the veggies and then pour the mixture into the sauté pan, cover and cook over medium heat for about 8 minutes or until eggs are cooked through.

BONUS! 5-minute version: I will often shortcut this recipe for a simple, SUPER easy dish with pre-cooked squash. Simply scoop some squash in a bowl and stir in 2 eggs and S&P. Cook as you would an omelet. Makes a big, fluffy, easy egg dish for breakfast, lunch or dinner!

More great ideas for spaghetti squash:

What do you think about this week's choices? Please share your feedback with me. 

And, if you'd like to learn more about how some of the links above help support the show, read this.

xoxo Ella

Mar 10, 2017

SHOW NOTES: http://onairwithella.com/100/

Health Starts at Home

90% of the lead dust in our home can be eliminated with one very simple and free change. Can you guess what it is?

You don't have to. Meghan Telpner and Josh Gitalis are giving us the scoop! Join us as they take us on a virtual tour of our home and tell us what to look for, and how to make simple changes. 

 

Meghan and Josh have developed an online course for those of you who want to know more. This is an incredible training for those of you who might want to turn this into a project for yourself or maybe even a small business helping others! 

Click here to learn more.

Mar 10, 2017

SHOW NOTES: http://onairwithella.com/100/

Health Starts at Home

90% of the lead dust in our home can be eliminated with one very simple and free change. Can you guess what it is?

You don't have to. Meghan Telpner and Josh Gitalis are giving us the scoop! Join us as they take us on a virtual tour of our home and tell us what to look for, and how to make simple changes. 

 

Meghan and Josh have developed an online course for those of you who want to know more. This is an incredible training for those of you who might want to turn this into a project for yourself or maybe even a small business helping others! 

Click here to learn more

Mar 6, 2017

New Weekly Feature!

Welcome to The GOOD, The BAD & The YUMMY. In this new weekly feature I will share one thing that I’m loving, one thing I’m not, and one simple, easy, clean recipe. Every week, I will post links to the items or resources that I’m sharing, and any other thing that I mention, so make sure you’re checking over here for all the info!

 The GOOD: Collagen & Gelatin

 The BAD: Canola Oil

 The YUMMY: Beet Balls (!!)

From @lyndsay.martin

Blend:

  • 1/2 cup raw cashews
  • 1/2 cup shredded coconut 
  • 1 medium raw beet 
  • 1/4 cup organic raspberries 
  • 4 medjool dates 
  • 2 scoops vanilla protein powder (I imagine some work better than others!)
  • 1 tsp maca powder
  • 1 scoop collagen
  • 2 tbsp hemp seedsDirections: roll mixture into balls and place in fridge for an hour to harden, then roll in shredded coconut (optional) YUM!

What Do You Think About This Format? Please Share Your Feedback With Me.

And, if you’d like to learn more about how some of the links above help support the show, read this.

Feb 25, 2017

SHOW NOTES: onairwithella.com/098

Josh Trent and I go deep into a variety of protocols that I've never discussed on the show before. Some of the things we cover: 

  • How to use technology as a "dashboard" for healthy living, especially for sleep, nutrition, hydration, and movement
  • Why he considers wellness technology a "mirror of mindfulness" for emotional and physical habits

 

  • The Muse headband for meditation. See a variety of options here.
  • Fitbit trackers and how to best use them
  • How wellness technology can help men and women beat decision-making fatigue
  • Why intention and emotional intelligence beat any technology or device
  • Neurofeedback - more to come soon on my visit to the Peak Brain Institute
  • Meditation – Josh went on a 10-day retreat of silence (!!)
  • Holotropic Breathing - cleansing and clearing through intense breathing exercises 
  • Ayahuasca- plant medicine used in healing ceremonies; learn more about this controversial, ancient-now-trendy ceremony

All resources mentioned can be found at: onairwithella.com/098

Feb 23, 2017

SHOW NOTES: onairwithella.com/097

Is it true that you should eat every few hours to keep your metabolism from slowing down?

If you fast, are you setting yourself up to lose muscle?

Get ready for some serious myth-busting today!

Fasting for Healing

In this episode, we're tackling those questions and announcing a special Primal Potential & On Air with Ella adventure!

We talk about fasting and the health & hormonal response created by extended fasting protocols, plus:

  • concerns about crash dieting
  • the physiological response to fasting
  • who should not fast
  • who might want to consider an extended fast
  • anti-aging benefits of fasting
  • body composition impact of fasting
  • our March 2017 group fasting adventure

If you want to join us (or just cyber-stalk our week-long fast), head over to onairwithella.com to get on the dedicated email list. We also have a private Facebook group for anyone who wants to join.

 

Feb 5, 2017

SHOW NOTES: onairwithella.com/096-chronic-lyme


The U.S.'s Least Understood Epidemic? The world of chronic Lyme disease is full of controversy, and that controversy is hurting those who may be suffering from it.

Dr. Wiggy is back to explain the two schools of thinking on Lyme, and why it might matter to many of us.

What We Talk About: • What is Lyme? Acute vs chronic and why the distinction is the controversy. • How do you know if it is Lyme? • How do you test for it? Types of tests and the flaws in each. • Why Lyme is known as "the great mimicker" • How we address it - from natural means to pharmaceuticals

*********ANNOUNCEMENT: Come Meet Me!*********Let me know if you are anywhere near these places as I arrange official On Air with Ella meet ups! • London, UK- February 28 • New York, NY - March 10 • Los Angeles, CA - March 24

Jan 30, 2017

GET THE SHOW NOTES: http://onairwithella.com/095-pcos-wiggy/

PCOS is a problem of hormonal imbalance that plagues approximately 15% of women in the Western world – and this number is increasing. Why?

What We Talk About:

  • What is PCOS?
  • How do you know if you might have PCOS?
  • How do you test for it?
  • How we address it - from natural means to pharmaceuticals
  • Why the traditional medical approach might not be your best option

Additional Resources:

What questions do you have for Dr. Wiggy? Let me know and we'll include them in the next episode.

ANNOUNCEMENT: Come Meet Me!

I am going to be bouncing around a bit in the coming weeks. I want to know if you are anywhere near these places as I arrange official On Air with Ella meet ups!

London, UK              February 28 (early evening)
New York, NY          March 10 (morning)
Los Angeles, CA      March 24   (midday)

 
Reply here with interest…. It’s not a commitment AT ALL, but will help me determine the potential for a meet up. Stay tuned to the podcast for more info!

 

Jan 21, 2017

SHOW NOTES! onairwithella.com

Fasting for Wellness

This whole journey has taught me so much. I detail the mental and physical journey in this episode, and I announce my next small group fasting period. Save the date if you're interested (week of March 12, 2017), and connect with me on Facebook so you get all of the updates!

Reminders:

Jan 2, 2017

Fasting for Wellness: Q&A Part II

Get Part I here.

  • Should we exercise while fasting? For Intermittent Fasting most experts say yes, but for water fasting, that's a no. Walk, stretch and move, but don't over exert yourself with training.
  • Is fasting different / better for men than women? The jury is out, and the topic is hotly debated. Here's a good summary of the issues
  • Even more Q&A can be found here, with great insight from Primal Living expert Mark Sisson.

REMINDERS:

 

 

Jan 1, 2017

Fasting for Wellness: Q&A Part I

  1. Listen to On Air with Ella episode 090 and episode 092 first!
  2. Get Jimmy Moore and Dr. Jason Fung's book, The Complete Guide to Fasting
  3. Join the private Facebook page created for people interested in the January 2017 fasting group if you want to jump in on the conversation
  4. I am only sending email content to people who have asked for it. If that's you, jump on my mailing list.

Resources Mentioned: 

  • I will be using my Mag07 nightly during the fast to help (gently!) flush toxins from my GI tract:

Q&A Part II coming VERY soon!

Next up: Can I exercise during my fast? 

Lots more questions and answers coming shortly!

xxoo Ella 

PS - don't forget...if I don't have your email, I can't add you to the group. You can still lurk on the Facebook page and listen to the podcast episodes, though! 

****************************************************************

Note: I am not a doctor. I am not a health practitioner. I'm a self-experimenting lay-person sharing my experiences and NOT determining yours. OK? Please talk to your medical practitioner before engaging in any major changes in fitness, fasting or feeding.

Dec 18, 2016

Fasting for Wellness: Small Group January 8-10, 2017

SHOW NOTES: http://onairwithella.com/092-fasting-small-group/

Guidelines:

  1. Listen to On Air with Ella episode 090 first
  2. Get Jimmy Moore and Dr. Jason Fung's book, The Complete Guide to Fasting
  3. Listen to episode 092 in full (that's this one!) and determine whether you want to join the (free) small group
  4. If so, I must have your email, so email me and I will add you to the group
    • You will get an email from me by January 2 with ALL the details ONLY if you provide your email directly to me via social media (private messaging, email or the Connect page on this site)
  5. Send me any questions you have as soon as possible (you can even post in the comments below). I'll be sharing a Q&A episode before Jan 3 and I will answer as many questions as possible!
  6. Join the private Facebook page created just for this group

PS - don't forget...if I don't have your email, I can't add you to the group. You can still lurk on the Facebook page and listen to the podcast episodes, though! 

Dec 15, 2016

What is the Truth About YOU?

Aaron Anastasi continues a theme we started with Bonnie Kelly in episode 088, and that we continue with under the Life Balance Wheel Series that we began in episode 082. Aaron wrote a killer guide to turning down our voices of limitation to "turn up the volume of our success." His new book, The Voice of Your Dreams was really eye-opening for me, and he and I dive deep into some of his core principles in this episode. 

 

GET THE SHOW NOTES: http://onairwithella.com/091-aaron-anastasi/

Dec 6, 2016

SHOW NOTES: onairwithella.com

Fasting for Wellness

Jimmy Moore with Dr. Jason Fung have written, The Complete Guide to Fasting.

What We Talk About: 

  • Fasting and...
    • Weight loss – the role of insulin.
    • What happens every time we eat? What happens when we fast?
    • Anti-aging – overeating suppresses HGH by more than 80%. A 2-day fast stimulated HGH by 5x. WOW!
    • Healing – type 2 diabetes, metabolic disorder, gut issues, insulin resistance
  • Do you have to have a low carb, ketogenic lifestyle in order to fast? (spoiler alert: no)
  • Common myths about fasting
  • How to do it - there are SO MANY versions of fasting and intermittent fasting  
  • Who should absolutely not fast?

SHOW NOTES: onairwithella.com

Dec 6, 2016

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This holiday season, try a new strategy...

See the Ella Gift Guide at onairwithella.com for your healthiest year ever!

 

Nov 4, 2016

Author, speaker, coach Bonnie Kelly joins us to talk about Personal Development as we continue the Life Balance Wheel Series that we began in episode 082. She's helping us understand (so we can dismantle) those negative core beliefs that are shaping our view of the world and how we operate within it.

In This Episode

  • The power our subconscious mind has on our daily decision making
  • How our negative core beliefs are formed in early childhood and then validated through the years by supporting "evidence"
  • Once we adopt a belief, we habitually look for proof to support it...so we act in ways that confirm that belief 
  • For transformation, you must find the source of the issue, weaken its supporting evidence and dismantle it at its core...and, it IS possible
  • Bonnie shares her own story of true transformation 

GET THE SHOW NOTES: http://onairwithella.com/088-bonnie-kelly/

Oct 30, 2016

SHOW NOTES: onairwithella.com/087

We first heard from Neen in episode 008 where she shared work/life productivity strategies with us. She's back in this bonus episode to share more quick, actionable tips to create connections that matter, deepen our relationships, and make the most out of the limited time that we have.

---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Download the worksheet and get all show notes here.

Are we connected on Instagram and Facebook yet? 

Oct 16, 2016

SHOW NOTES: http://onairwithella.com/086-parenting-tips/

This is the continuation of our new series that we kicked off in episode 082. My 15-year old son "B" joined us in episode 085 to share his perspective on parenting and family, and you all had LOTS to say. In this follow up bonus show, I share your comments and add a few of my own.

I'm no expert. I can't promise you parenting bliss, and I don't pretend to have all of the answers. 

I'm just trying to make every day better than the day before, and trying to not suck at this enormously important, hard and amazing, brutiful thing called parenting. :-)

SHOW NOTES: http://onairwithella.com/086-parenting-tips/

 

Oct 11, 2016

Meet my Kiddo.

This is the continuation of our new series that we kicked off in episode 082. My 15-year old son "B" joins us to share his perspective on parenting and family. 

How to Participate in this Free Series:

Life Balance Wheel

  • Download/print your  Life Balance Wheel Worksheet
  • Fill it out for where you are TODAY (not where you want to be...yet)
  • Share with me where you are: what are you "high" in, where are you "low?"...what are your biggest struggles? You can answer this 3 question survey - it's easier than email!

www.onairwithella.com

Sep 11, 2016

Relationships Matter.

Andrea Owen is a Certified Life Coach and author of 52 Ways to Live a Kick-Ass Life. She is also the creator of the Your Kick Ass Life blog and podcast. But, she's also my friend (and she is a really good one), so I've asked her to come on and talk to us about developing the SOCIAL LIFE slice of our Life Balance Wheel

This is the 2nd episode in our new (free) series that we kicked off in episode 082. Want to participate?

  1. Download/print your  Life Balance Wheel Worksheet
  2. Fill it out for where you are TODAY (not where you want to be...yet)
  3. I would love for you to share with me where you are: what are you "high" in, where are you "low?"...what are your biggest struggles? You can answer this 3 question survey.

SHOW NOTES: onairwithella.com/084

Sep 3, 2016

It's not a SKILL set, it's MINDSET. 

This is the first episode in our new series that we kicked off in episode 082. Elizabeth Benton, creator of Primal Potential is helping us master a mindset for lasting change. 

In This Episode

  • Mindset is never neutral. It's either working for you or against you.
  • "I know what to do but I just can't do it. What is my problem?"
  • So many people want change, sometimes even DESPERATELY, but they can't/won't do the work over the long term. What does Elizabeth suggest to break this pattern?
  • DO LESS, WIN FASTER.
  • What about people who are really struggling with past failures? How did Elizabeth stop beating herself up over the past?
  • FAILURE IS THE BEST TEACHER.
  • Download the Failure & Lessons Worksheet that I created for us 
  • "My life used to be ___ and now it is ___. I was doing great before, but now it's all turned upside down and I don't know what to do and have fallen so far ... "
  • “RABBIT EARS” VS BLINDERS
 
SHOW NOTES: grab those here 
Aug 30, 2016

DOWNLOAD YOUR WORKSHEET: onairwithella.com

This episode is all about where I've been, why I've been avoiding you (!!), and where we are going together...

1st: Download/print your worksheet at onairwithella.com

Fill it out for where you are TODAY (not where you want to be...yet).

2nd: Take this 2-question survey and let me know about your "highs" and "lows"

I can't wait to talk through each of these segments with you. Send your input in so I can design around what YOU need. I can't wait!

xoxo Ella

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