Living Lucky® Podcast with Jason and Jana Banana

The Intersection of Wealth, Wellness, and Wise Eating: Unpacking Our Nutritional Journey

January 19, 2024 Jana and Jason Shelfer Season 6 Episode 9
The Intersection of Wealth, Wellness, and Wise Eating: Unpacking Our Nutritional Journey
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Living Lucky® Podcast with Jason and Jana Banana
The Intersection of Wealth, Wellness, and Wise Eating: Unpacking Our Nutritional Journey
Jan 19, 2024 Season 6 Episode 9
Jana and Jason Shelfer

Embark on a transformative journey with Jana and Jason in their latest podcast episode, "The Intersection of Wealth, Wellness, and Wise Eating: Unpacking Our Nutritional Journey." In a world where success often outpaces health, the duo unravels the paradox of accumulating wealth only to spend it later in pursuit of well-being.

Viome's precision nutrition takes center stage as they navigate the challenges of incorporating its insights into their daily lives. From sourcing recommended foods to rethinking grocery choices, Jana and Jason share the real-world struggles of aligning plates with health-conscious decisions.

Dive deep into the challenges of accessing healthy food in a convenience-driven society, as they shed light on the concept of food deserts and the hidden costs of seemingly accessible convenience foods. Discover how your food choices can influence not only your personal health but also industry practices.

The conversation unfolds into a powerful exploration of the profound impact of dietary choices on physical, mental, and emotional health. As they advocate for preventive care and wise eating, the hosts stress the importance of investing time and resources today to secure a healthier future.

Listeners are encouraged to share their own experiences, turning this episode into a collective journey towards better health. Join the movement of making mindful dietary shifts that not only nourish individual bodies but also contribute to a more conscious and health-focused society.

This podcast is more than a candid discussion; it's a call to action. By reconsidering dietary choices and understanding the ethical footprint of your food, you become part of a movement that shapes both personal well-being and the larger societal framework. Uncover the secrets to living lucky, one mindful bite at a time.

Ready to rewrite your health story? Tune in to the Living Lucky Podcast's latest episode and become part of a community that's redefining the intersection of wealth, wellness, and wise eating. Your journey to a healthier lifestyle begins here.

Also mentioned in the podcast is the Netflix series, You Are What You Eat: A Twin ExperimentWhole Foods Market, and Trader Joe's
#WealthWellnessWiser #ViomeDietRevolution #FoodDesertSolutions #MindfulBitesMightyGains #LiveLuckyEatSmart #GutHealthHappiness #HealthierFutureNow #PodcastAddictLivingLucky #RedefineSuccessEatBetter #EatWellBeWellDoWell


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The 4 pillars of Living Lucky
Believe in yourself
Believe in the people around you
Believe in your circumstances and
Believe that God is working through you, for you, and always conspiring in your favor.

*Previously Recorded

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Embark on a transformative journey with Jana and Jason in their latest podcast episode, "The Intersection of Wealth, Wellness, and Wise Eating: Unpacking Our Nutritional Journey." In a world where success often outpaces health, the duo unravels the paradox of accumulating wealth only to spend it later in pursuit of well-being.

Viome's precision nutrition takes center stage as they navigate the challenges of incorporating its insights into their daily lives. From sourcing recommended foods to rethinking grocery choices, Jana and Jason share the real-world struggles of aligning plates with health-conscious decisions.

Dive deep into the challenges of accessing healthy food in a convenience-driven society, as they shed light on the concept of food deserts and the hidden costs of seemingly accessible convenience foods. Discover how your food choices can influence not only your personal health but also industry practices.

The conversation unfolds into a powerful exploration of the profound impact of dietary choices on physical, mental, and emotional health. As they advocate for preventive care and wise eating, the hosts stress the importance of investing time and resources today to secure a healthier future.

Listeners are encouraged to share their own experiences, turning this episode into a collective journey towards better health. Join the movement of making mindful dietary shifts that not only nourish individual bodies but also contribute to a more conscious and health-focused society.

This podcast is more than a candid discussion; it's a call to action. By reconsidering dietary choices and understanding the ethical footprint of your food, you become part of a movement that shapes both personal well-being and the larger societal framework. Uncover the secrets to living lucky, one mindful bite at a time.

Ready to rewrite your health story? Tune in to the Living Lucky Podcast's latest episode and become part of a community that's redefining the intersection of wealth, wellness, and wise eating. Your journey to a healthier lifestyle begins here.

Also mentioned in the podcast is the Netflix series, You Are What You Eat: A Twin ExperimentWhole Foods Market, and Trader Joe's
#WealthWellnessWiser #ViomeDietRevolution #FoodDesertSolutions #MindfulBitesMightyGains #LiveLuckyEatSmart #GutHealthHappiness #HealthierFutureNow #PodcastAddictLivingLucky #RedefineSuccessEatBetter #EatWellBeWellDoWell


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!!! SEND US A MESSAGE: Are you ready to unlock your path to a more inspired life where you're Living Lucky®? Email me directly and let's chart your course toward realizing your dreams and creating a life that fills you with daily inspiration.
Email Jason Shelfer
HERE

The 4 pillars of Living Lucky
Believe in yourself
Believe in the people around you
Believe in your circumstances and
Believe that God is working through you, for you, and always conspiring in your favor.

*Previously Recorded

Speaker 1:

Are you ready to create a life you crave? Let's spin that doom loop of negativity into an upward success cycle and start living lucky. Good morning. I'm Jana, I'm Jason and we are living lucky. People don't value their health until it becomes really, really expensive to get well.

Speaker 2:

Oh yeah, and it is expensive to get well.

Speaker 1:

I'm telling you, you're sick.

Speaker 2:

That's all you want is to get better.

Speaker 1:

It's like people spend their time making money throughout their life, right, they spend their time at the expense of their health and then, later in their life, they realize, oh my gosh, now I have to spend all my money to get.

Speaker 2:

well, get my energy back and get.

Speaker 1:

Because I don't have any energy to enjoy this life that I've built.

Speaker 2:

Yeah.

Speaker 1:

Am I right?

Speaker 2:

Yeah or am I right? Am I right or am I right? And when things aren't that bad in your health? If things are not and that's the key Not that bad, Then you don't have the motivation to really do a whole lot about it.

Speaker 1:

We only change when things have gotten so bad that we can't handle it or when we really really are inspired to want more.

Speaker 2:

Yeah, when you get that quote-unquote diagnosis, then the motivation hits and you change, you start making that Isn't that so interesting.

Speaker 1:

That just makes me stop and think about myself.

Speaker 2:

Yeah, healthy lifestyles and investment. It's not really an expense. However, we're in the middle of this, understanding our microbiome precision nutrition.

Speaker 1:

We've been doing this thing called Viome. Now, if you join us for virtual coffee, if you listen to our podcast, if you have been involved in any of our life coaching sessions, then you know that Jason is in the process of becoming a Viome certified coach.

Speaker 2:

Yeah, a certified precision nutrition coach.

Speaker 1:

For the company called Viome. Now, viome is a huge company, in fact, if you watch the documentary that just came out in January, you are what you eat. You are what you eat. They talk all about Viome and it's kind of new science that they are on the brink of. It is all about really getting to know the inside of your gut and that will say all sorts of things about your mental health, about your physical health, about your emotional health, about your energy levels.

Speaker 1:

It just carries over into every area of your life. Many times I know, Jason, you gave me a quote right before we hit record about I don't know the exact quote, but it's the one about that health isn't expensive or it was the quote that said people don't do well because they don't feel well, oh yeah. Many times people don't do well because they don't feel well, well, you say it all the time.

Speaker 2:

How are you showing up in life? And if you don't show up fully and authentically and with energy because energy is contagious if you show up in low energy, feeling lethargic, feeling unhealthy or not at your best, how do you do Then?

Speaker 1:

that's what you attract and do you get the results of your best, because the way we feel is the way we communicate with the universe and it is literally telling the universe how excited we are about our dreams. And if you don't feel well, or if you're not in those higher vibrational emotions, then the universe thinks that you're disappointed. And then I mean, think about it. Think about it this way If you are buying your kids presents and one child is like, oh my gosh, thank you so much.

Speaker 2:

I love it.

Speaker 1:

I will play with it every day and they play with the gift that you gave them and they just love the.

Speaker 2:

There's ultimate gratitude for it.

Speaker 1:

I mean, they are just so grateful and you can tell that they use it and that it excites them and that it brings them joy. Aren't you even if it's in your subconscious aren't you more apt to provide them more gifts in that specific area of their life?

Speaker 2:

Yeah, because it's just inspired them. You've given them that fuel.

Speaker 1:

Whereas the child that says oh, great thanks.

Speaker 2:

Yeah, so what's next? That's what I need. What else can I look for?

Speaker 1:

Cool. Then you're going to be like okay, well, they must not have liked that, so I'm not going to. I'm not going to continue to give them things that they don't like. It's like we we teach the world how to treat us.

Speaker 2:

Their love language isn't gifts, their love language isn't abundance. And one of the other things is that food is like nutrition is our first level of medicine for ourselves. It's, it's what fuels us. Food is our fuel.

Speaker 1:

Okay, so we're, we're we're kind of spread out in our conversation, because that's how Jason and I speak, but what we're really trying to say is in the last few months, we have gotten our biome results, results. So we have had our microbiome tested and we've gotten our biome results and it literally gives us a handout of what foods we should be eating and what foods we should be avoiding.

Speaker 2:

Yeah, your super foods, your foods that you can enjoy on a regular basis, your foods that you should minimize and then foods that you should absolutely avoid for the next six months.

Speaker 1:

Now here's where we're at is when we go grocery shopping. It becomes a three hour, a three hour tour a three hour tour and we get lost and stranded in the grocery store. And we end up one on one talking to the butcher, who has a line of people to help, and the produce manager and we're literally saying, well, do you have wild caught salmon? And he's like no, we only have farm based.

Speaker 2:

Do you have wild mackerel?

Speaker 1:

Do you have this kind of fish? No, that's not in season. Do you have veal? No, we don't carry that. Do you have? And we start going through the list of foods Because we correlated our list as a family. There's like 200 different kinds of foods on our list that we can eat. However, our local grocery store only has about three or four of them, and that is no exaggeration. So there's a challenge.

Speaker 1:

And what I'm really trying to say is that if we really get granular about what we're eating, you might be surprised. You might be surprised. I mean, farm raised fish is really what almost all of the grocery stores are carrying, and farm raised fish carry a lot of Things that we normally wouldn't have to worry about in wild caught fish. But now, because their farm raised there's so many fish in such a small area and they have to use antibiotics and and they get. You know, one fish gets a virus, it spreads throughout all the fish and they can't catch it early enough.

Speaker 1:

So then we're eating that, and then we're also eating the antibiotics that they give the fish, and then all of those fish are pooping on each other.

Speaker 2:

Yeah, they are.

Speaker 1:

I mean, I hate to say that, but they all are. There's fecal matter and all sorts of things that they're just swimming in in these small little confined areas and they are living in the. I mean we think of finding Nemo and you know, finding Nemo has the freedom and joy of swimming in the wild open water wild ocean and starts to get the I want to say starts to adapt to what it is being in the wild ocean.

Speaker 1:

so, yeah, I want to eat Nemo Not that you should eat saltwater fish, but anyway, I'm getting into all sorts of things. What I'm trying to say is we face so many issues just trying to get. The healthy food and it's hard to be healthy, but it's a pretty good limiting belief but, it's making. This change has been hard.

Speaker 2:

I think one of the things is it's become so convenient To get whatever is closest on the shelf from the closest shelf. Yes, I mean, there is a convenient store on so many corners. There are grocery stores within a couple miles of almost everywhere where we live. Yes, and I know that there are food deserts, but food deserts are even worse because they're restricted.

Speaker 1:

I don't even know what is. A food desert, a food?

Speaker 2:

desert is an area in a city where grocery stores aren't coming in, but they have literally convenient stores, so you're getting all your grocery shopping from a convenient store or a Am.

Speaker 1:

I the only one that's never heard of a food desert. Haha, raise your hand if you've heard of a food desert before.

Speaker 2:

I've heard of it mainly through my work with nonprofits because, it's in inner cities that have poverty.

Speaker 1:

Yeah.

Speaker 2:

A lot of the grocery stores move out because of crime, because of whatever, and then all you're left with is a bodega or a convenience store.

Speaker 1:

I don't see anyone raising their hand, jason, and nobody is raising their hand, literally.

Speaker 2:

Now all they have is packaged material, highly processed material, fast food and McDonald's something like that, and that's where they're getting all their nutrition from.

Speaker 1:

I mean, the butcher was getting so frustrated with us because we started naming.

Speaker 2:

I have a job to do.

Speaker 1:

We were like Turbo. What was the name?

Speaker 2:

T-U-R-B-O-T. I have no idea what it is Turbo I should look it up. It's a kind of fish. I think he said Turbo yeah.

Speaker 1:

And then there were. I mean, there were all these kinds of fish that I'd never heard of, and so it's opened up our awareness of things that are available and also it's creating a new creative way of me for us to cook things. Cook lamb and Veal. Oh, mushrooms. So mushrooms are on both of our lists as superfoods and the different types of mushrooms Shitake, mytake. I mean dung dung mushrooms Mungberry. Mung mung, I don't know, Don't eat dung mushrooms.

Speaker 2:

Yeah, that's not good. Most of them are dung mushrooms if you buy them out of the store.

Speaker 1:

Anyway. So I guess what I wanted to say is be aware, because I feel like the food industry does what is best for the food industry, that's big, yeah, and grocery stores are doing what's best and easiest for grocery stores and so it's followed the money. It is followed, the money and the end person, or the people who are getting the short end of the stick, are the people who are buying the food and what we eat.

Speaker 2:

And. But we also have the ability to start saying I'm ready to start making an investment in myself and it's just deciding do I want to make that investment now?

Speaker 1:

But people don't realize because people are walking around and they're not feeling good. People are walking around and they have low energy, and it has become normal. It has become just their state of being. This has become oh my gosh, I drag myself out of bed. I drag myself to the coffee maker, I drag myself to work, I drink two cups of coffee, and then I drag myself to work and I force myself through the day.

Speaker 2:

And I come home and I'm exhausted and I might get inspired throughout the day by my dream. I might have energy to chase my dream. Yes, yes. Because, that is what is acceptable, the right way.

Speaker 2:

And it has become comfortable and it's a compounding effect and it just takes root over time. It's like these small little seeds that we put in ourselves. But if we make that decision, that hey, I want to start investing in my health now. We don't have to make a huge change. Yes, but you have to. But it's wise to become aware of what we're doing. Awareness is key.

Speaker 1:

Awareness is really the answer to almost everything that I talk about.

Speaker 2:

And just start asking the questions it starts with awareness.

Speaker 1:

In fact, I have a YouTube video that I released on Monday and if you haven't watched it you need to.

Speaker 1:

It's called this one trick will change your life. That's what it's called, and it is all about opening your awareness, raising your awareness, raising your consciousness level, because things are happening all around us and we have become nose blind. There's a thing called the law of habituation and we get into our patterns, we get into the sameness and I'm getting into a whole nother podcast right now, but it all comes down to awareness and back to our food. When you become aware what you're eating, you might, you might really all.

Speaker 2:

I mean when I watch that documentary on Netflix which is called you are what you eat and I saw how chickens are being treated in that documentary was heavily biased towards the being vegetarian, but you can weigh out a lot of that because the information was so good in it now think about this when chickens are in a warehouse and they literally have enough space chickens per square foot which is the size of a piece of paper.

Speaker 1:

There's a chicken per a piece of paper and they're on top of each other, I mean, and they're scratching each other, look at these chickens and, yeah, literally half of their feathers are missing. They don't look like healthy open source and you can tell they've been fighting for their lives there.

Speaker 2:

I mean, if I ever come back in another life, I don't want to be a chicken yeah, good, we need to pluck that one and send it off to the grocery store, because it's already been in a fight and and the.

Speaker 1:

Thing about it is is if you spend your life fighting and and just I mean really in survival mode, think of the hormones that you're producing and then, even when you top of what you're being injected, even when you, do get sent to the butcher or to the grocery store or however that whole process works.

Speaker 1:

The person that eats you, eats this chicken is not getting a healthy chicken who has lived on the farm like I picture I mean we all picture of farmer in the del there's so many people in the del and I have no idea where an egg comes from. I picture chickens, you know, just roaming and maybe having a little chicken coop that they can go to keep safe and out of the out of the storms and you know a place to lay their eggs, but for the most part they they have free reign.

Speaker 1:

You know they, they live on a farm. That's not the way it is. They live in a freaking warehouse each other.

Speaker 2:

I'm sorry I'm getting all upset and just be aware of what you eat and decide. Do I want to?

Speaker 1:

because we are what we lean, we are what we eat, and if we don't pay attention now, I guarantee you at some point in your life you are going to need to pay attention, because it affects not only your physical health. It affects your mental health, your emotional health.

Speaker 2:

It will affect every area of your life and you're probably going to have that moment of when you have to pay attention right in the middle of, when you're wanting to pay attention to something else. More like that, like it's that time when I finally retired, I finally made that life decision to go chasing my dream and now I realize that my health is in such poor state that I have to focus only on my health to get back to in a place where I can chase my dream, where you can actually just make that decision right now and start leaning into healthy lifestyle great.

Speaker 1:

That's not what I want to be spending my money on. I would rather spend my money now on driving all the way across town to a fresh market looking for this, these kinds of fish that I've never fresh market, the farmers market, pike place fish market anyway, I hope. I hope this helps someone out there and if so, please email us at admin at startlivingluckycom we would love to hear from you and keep living lucky. Bye, bye. Take care. If the idea of living lucky appeals to you, visit us at startlivingluckycom.

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