Melissa Urban: Revolutionizing Affordable Healthy Food With The Queen Of Whole30
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In this episode, Whole30 founder Melissa Urban and I speak about how the Whole30 brand is constantly changing to be more accessible and inclusive. We dive into how we can help our communities and people gain access to information on how to eat healthier and the food that comes with it. Melissa is passionate about sharing her knowledge with others to help them succeed within the Whole30 community. Big health changes are happening (everything from Chipotle to Walmart) and there’s even more happening 2021 for the Whole30 community. It sounds like the perfect time to dive into wellness!
Melissa Urban is the co-founder and CEO of the Whole30 program, and a six-time New York Times bestselling author. She has been featured by the New York Times, People, the Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Dr. Oz, and Good Morning America, and ranked #19 on Greatists Top 100 Most Influential People in Health and Fitness in 2018. Melissa has presented more than 150 health and nutrition seminars worldwide, and is a prominent keynote speaker on social media and branding, health trends, and entrepreneurship. She lives in Salt Lake City, UT.
A few of my favorite things we cover this episode:
- The use of social media to share our thoughts and beliefs
- How the Whole30 team is striving to be more inclusive to other cultures
- The future of virtual summits to bring in more speakers and to reach more people
- “Food Deserts” – the accessibility of fresh food and how we can help our local communities
- The future of Whole30 and Whole30 products (props to Chipotle and Walmart!)
- The value of utilizing proper ingredients within the Whole30 products and meals
- The Whole30 community and the resources and support it provides
- The number one thing she’s learned about the art of being well
Links to things we talked about in this episode:
- Cooking Whole30 - Paperback Edition
- Food Access Research Map
- Chipotle Whole30
- Whole30 Dressings and Marinades
- Whole30 Starting Resources
Happy listening and we hope you learned a little bit more about the art of being well!
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Dr. Will Cole, DNM, IFMCP, DC is a leading functional medicine expert who consults people around the globe, starting one of the first functional medicine telehealth centers in the world. Named one of the top 50 functional and integrative doctors in the nation, Dr. Will Cole provides a functional medicine approach for thyroid issues, autoimmune conditions, hormonal imbalances, digestive disorders, and brain problems. He is the host of the popular The Art Of Being Well podcast and the New York Times bestselling author of Intuitive Fasting, Ketotarian, The Inflammation Spectrum and the brand new book Gut Feelings: Healing the Shame-Fueled Relationship Between What You Eat and How You Feel.