She's Brave Podcast - Kristina Driscoll

When Western Medicine Failed: Celebrity Nutritionist Elissa Goodman’s Path to Health

January 09, 2024 Kristina Driscoll Episode 68
She's Brave Podcast - Kristina Driscoll
When Western Medicine Failed: Celebrity Nutritionist Elissa Goodman’s Path to Health
Show Notes Transcript

In this episode, we welcome famed holistic nutritionist and lifestyle cleanse expert Elissa Goodman. Renowned for her deep understanding of holistic wellness and lifestyle choices, Elissa explores the intricate connection between our emotional state and physical health. She unveils her personal journey of overcoming significant health challenges like cancer, Hashimoto's disease, and celiac disease, primarily using holistic methods after an initial misdiagnosis.

Elissa sheds light on the essential role of hydration, self-love, and resilience in ensuring overall health. She shares her experience crafting successful health programs, such as the 'soup cleanse,' emphasizing the importance of dietary management, from adequate hydration to balanced vitamin intake.

Through her soup cleanse business and online reset programs, Elissa has positively influenced countless lives by helping them improve their health.

Elissa's credibility is irrefutable and recognized widely for her remarkable journey and featured in prominent media outlets like Goop, Huffington Post, and ABC. With a clientele that includes celebrities like Maria Menounos and Christina Applegate, she offers an authoritative perspective and invaluable insights.


In this episode, you will be able to:

  • Discover the power of holistic nutrition and wellness for a balanced lifestyle.
  • Learn how to nurture emotional well-being for improved physical health.
  • Embrace self-love and self-care as crucial elements of overall well-being.
  • Unlock the benefits of comprehensive blood testing for proactive health management.
  • Explore the impact of nutrition and lifestyle choices on your well-being.


About Elissa:

Elissa Goodman is a holistic nutritionist, lifestyle cleanse expert, and creator of four food-based cleanse programs in Los Angeles. These include her S.O.U.P and 7-Day RESET Cleanse, M Cafe’s RESET, and Cafe Gratitude’s original I AM RENEWED cleanse. Elissa firmly believes that proper nourishment, gut-focused healing, and a daily renewal practice form the pillars of optimal living.

She has worked with individuals eager to transform their bodies but lacked the nutritional knowledge to match their fitness goals. After triumphing over cancer by cleansing her body, Elissa dedicated her life to helping others purge toxins and live confidently in a healthy body achievable by all.

Beyond the physical transformations, Elissa guarantees that clients will leave each session feeling energized and excited to begin thriving, thus forming the "Elissa Goodman Guarantee." She is the author of “Cancer Hacks,” and her new book, Pro-Aging Hacks, will be released soon. 

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Kristina:

Hey everyone, it's Christina Driscoll host of this she's brave Podcast.

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I'm so glad you're here with me. I did not start out brave at all. But I learned that we can do brave things, one small step at a time. After caregiving for my husband and son for 12 years, it was definitely time for my next chapter. I wanted to get brave women's voices out there in the world. And more importantly, I want all of you to have the courage and the resilience to live your best authentic life. So come along with me and learn how to live your best life. And I want you to hear the brave voices of women all around the world.

Kristina:

Hey, everyone, it's Christina with the she's brave podcast. You guys today I've have a celebrity guest. Yes, I know. I don't think she considers herself fat. But she really really is. She's an amazing human who has been on an amazing life journey. And she has so much wisdom to share with us today. Alyssa Goodman is a holistic nutritionist and lifestyle cleanse expert. This is perfect for January you guys were all ready for all this. She has been featured on goop, Huffington Post, ABC, NBC E News well and good chalkboard, the Daily Mail, and much much, much more. She's worked with many celebrities, including Maria Menounos, Christina Applegate, Matt Bomer, Poppy Montgomery and Kyle Richards of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. Welcome. Welcome, Melissa. So glad to have you today. How are you doing?

Elissa:

I'm doing great. ABS Good.

Kristina:

Well, we're not done with the intro yet either. We've got lots more. Alyssa has helped 1000s of clients manage their own health issues. She created the popular five day soup cleanse in Los Angeles, which sells out every week it's offered, as well as her popular online seven day reset cleanse. Alyssa is also the author of The Best Selling cancer hacks book and is currently working on her second book called Pro aging hacks. Alyssa was diagnosed with cancer at age 32. And sadly, her husband Mark lost his battle to cancer in his early life. To further complicate matters, she was also diagnosed with celiac and Hashimotos disease, Alyssa was able to implement her knowledge in holistic wellness to overcome all of her illness. And today she's more than thriving. Oh my gosh, Alyssa, you're amazing. I want start with going back to that pivotal moment. When you got a cancer diagnosis, you were only 32 the doctor recommended a certain course of treatment. And you knew in your gut, that that was not the right thing to do. So how did you even know how to do that, which I think goes back to when you were a teenager? So let's start right there. Yes.

Elissa:

Well, it actually goes back to when I was really a young kid. And I was born with a low white blood cell count. So my immune system was always compromised. So growing up, I was sick all the time. And my family labeled me a sick kid as well as I did. So I constantly lived with that sort of hanging over my head. And as well as just physically feeling kind of behind a ball. emotionally. I got into that space where I was feeling behind the eight ball. So I had to work overtime to actually make my life work the way I wanted it to and I was living in a very fast pace, type a family. So it was kind of a double whammy. So I sort of drove myself consistently into the ground. Then, every couple of times a year my mom would go to this Rancho la puerta and Ducati Mexico, which was way ahead of its time, and that's where they grew their own food. Mostly women would go for a week. They did hike, they do yoga, meditation, massages, they do lectures about health and wellness. And they were completely off the grid. There was one phone for the whole entire place. And the women just loved it. They came in and they were tired and anxious and depressed and like weight issues and hormonal issues and migraines and all kinds of health issues. And by the end of the week, these women were like did For women, they were dancing on tables. They were happy. You know, I just watched this and also so I got to experience a little bit of that. I probably went a handful of times with my mom, she went quite a lot. So I didn't want to be there because I was 1415. And these women were in their 30s. I didn't want to be there with a bunch of old ladies. But I guess Thank God, I had that experience because when I graduated college, I moved to New York and live the very fast life in my 20s, climbing the corporate ladder in the advertising marketing business, and met my husband got married there, moved him to the west coast because I wanted a little slower life. And I wanted sunshine, because I originally had grown up in Arizona. And the minute I moved here, and basically thought I landed my dream job with Vogue magazine, I got diagnosed with Hodgkin's lymphoma. And it was really fascinating the diagnosis because, of course, I didn't know that I was sick, because I was always feeling kind of like sick and not good. So I wouldn't have ever known how to tap into that I wasn't feeling well. But I was getting a massage and the Mazouz had me set up right. She massaged my neck and collarbone and found a lymph node on my collarbone, which I never would have felt in a million years. And she goes, you're not supposed to have a swollen lymph node there. So I went got it checked out. And the doctor was freaked out when he just felt it. He was like, Oh my God, this could be cancer. The way they handle you still today with Cancer sucks, basically, because I deal with a lot of cancer clients. But he's like, Oh my God, this could be cancer. So you go down the rabbit hole of cancer you feel like is a death sentence, which there really isn't. So that was my first like lucky thing that happened. I got the massage. Then I went and had it checked out and it was an early stage of cancer. I went to about three doctors in LA two of them were very much like you got to do chemo radiation, freeze your eggs? Do you even have a donor to do a bone marrow transplant? I'm like, Oh my God, you know, you're going down the rabbit hole before, before we even knew what the actual significance of how far along the cancer was. And then I went to the third doctor. He was a radiologist, oncologist, friend of a friend and I was like, oh my god, I have to go see another doctor. And he also was the second lifesaver for me. He sat me down and he looks at my slides. And he's like, it's a very early stage of cancer. Let's talk about your emotional state. Like are you happy? Do you love what you do? Do you love yourself? Do you love your marriage? Are you in a good marriage? happy marriage, you love your job? What's going on in your life? What's fulfilling you? And I just remember bursting into tears. Because what he was asking me was so boring. Yeah. And I mean, this is incredible. I'm blown

Kristina:

away by this. Like I this is a very forward thinking doctor who's saying what's going on in your life emotionally? Because it's all it's all connected. Yes, incredible. Alyssa, yeah, 30 years ago,

Elissa:

this was 30 years. Oh, like he was way ahead of his time, too. So first, I got the massage and I got an early diagnosis because I would never have found that lymph node. Second, I got to a doctor who basically said, we really need to get your emotional well being intact. We need to get you back on your feet. And so I jumped into therapy started reading every self help book. I started doing yoga. I definitely jumped into the healthy living in Los Angeles. There was Mrs. Gucci's at the time now Whole Foods. I mean, it was just it was such an array of great food here and there was juice places. So I started juicing, there were natural paths. I went to that. I started getting colonics. I'm a seeker, I am an Aries, that's part of our astrology sign. We just like we never give up. And I just started seeking to see what I could find that would work for me. And I just realized too with this low immune system compromised my whole life, chemo was just going to do a number on me. So chemo scared me. And I did my own research on the early stage of this cancer. And it really didn't necessarily correlate with rounds of heavy duty chemo that was just going to destroy my immune systems. So even radiation wasn't something that they really recommended for this early stage in the research, but my doctors did. And my family was freaking out that I wasn't going to do any kind of treatment. So I did do half the radiation that they recommended. Found a doctor that would do that for me, just because my family was freaked out and my friends that are here I was sitting with cancer and I wasn't going to do Western treatment. So I did that and ever since then I have dealt with health issues because of that damn radiation. My thyroid was irradiated, I got hypothyroidism, my thyroid shrunk and never grew back. It's never grown back to a full thyroid. There was just a lot of things that went on with the radiation radiation stays in your system for a very, very, very long time. But I was lucky I did heal. I did go on to have two very, very healthy girls. And then my husband was diagnosed with cancer 11 and a half years later, with non Hodgkins lymphoma. So we both had lymphatic cancer, and like, what are the chances of that, like this number of years ago, and he did the whole western treatment, the doctor scared the shit out of him. He did two bone marrow transplants. Nobody does two bone marrow transplants in a year and a half. So wow, he was so immune compromised. He didn't die from cancer. He died from his immune system being compromised, he got bungled pneumonia. And he just quoted Wow, make it so. Yeah. Yeah, that's that is.

Kristina:

So that's significant. That's super significant that he didn't die of the cancer. He died about infection.

Elissa:

One did. Yeah. Wow. And he was young and strong. But emotionally, he wasn't good either. There's a ton of books I've read, of course, since all of this, and some of my favorite books are radical remission by Kelly Turner. She talks about stage four cancer, people who heal themselves holistically. Now, I'm not telling anybody to go 100% holistic, not even by a longshot. But she came up with these modalities, stress, unresolved trauma, just bad sleep, just really downregulated your immune system with these negative thought patterns, not loving yourself, not thinking highly of yourself about not valuing yourself that really does a number on our immune system. And I don't think still to this day, we know how much it can really affect us and affect what kind of diseases and illnesses we get. So we both were sort of in that phase of low self esteem, low self worth. We were second children in the family. Hope my family's not ever going to listen to this. But we were sort of the black sheep, both of us, our older brothers were the pride and joy. So we're constantly trying to show up in the world, and for our families. And we were working overtime. So I think a lot of that for the two of us had to do with what happened to us. Because we weren't terrible eaters, we were just big stress balls. And we were trying to like keep up with the Joneses. Living in LA to sending our kids to private school, it was too much for us. And we hadn't tapped into how hard we're working on showing up and being good enough in the world instead of showing up and being good enough for ourselves. We hadn't gotten there yet. Ah,

Kristina:

this is so good. I love how you tie health all into your emotional state as well. So when you work with your clients, I'm assuming you also really try to help them with their emotional states and or make sure that they are getting help with their emotional states.

Elissa:

Yes, that's huge. When Kelly wrote this book, and it was like 10 modalities, seven of them were emotional. The eighth one was food the night that was supplements, the 10th. One was exercise. So I'm always asking my clients, do you love yourself? And it's so sad, but I totally am compassionate and can relate to this. 90 plus percent say no, and they don't even know what that feels like. And I'm like, do you feel peace? Same thing. 90% say no. So I'm not like a healer that can help them emotionally get to that place. But I have healers I worked with that can help them get their hypnotist energy healers, Reiki Masters that are just phenomenal. For me. I just want to bring that up for them so that they're aware of that. And I can tell them a little bit about what went on for me and my story, because I really didn't get self love until I was 58 years old. And I'm six really?

Kristina:

Yeah, really well. Let's talk more about that. I want to know more.

Elissa:

Well, what happened with that was I got insomnia around 58 And I did everything I could holistically wented my healers, I just for some reason couldn't get past the insomnia. And sometimes I think the insomnia was worse than the cancer. And I started doing mushroom journeys with plant medicine. And the first journey was so impactful for me, because you go into your subconscious, and I had gone into the subconscious, and I vividly saw how hard I am on myself. I saw that I didn't love myself. I didn't honor myself. I didn't value my Self, I labeled myself still at 58 a sick person, I was wondering when the other shoe was going to drop, I was scared that my girls were going to get sick, since they had two parents who had cancer. So there was so much that I learned in that journey. And I was like, Oh my God, that's what I do to myself, like, I would never want that for someone that I love, or my girls to be hard on themselves like that, or even my partner. So I was able to release a lot of that in the journey and the subsequent journeys afterwards. And tap into self love isn't about ego, that's about growing up, my family used to say, God, you're so self absorbed, self obsessed, I always thought that was an ego thing. But it really is self preservation. So I kind of like poo pooed, all of that and didn't put myself first like a lot of us women do. Because my family said that that was self absorbed. And like, that was not okay. And finally realized that that was really about basically saving yourself.

Kristina:

I live in so incredibly powerful. Yeah, living

Elissa:

the life you want to live for you, not for everybody else, I was living for everybody else, taking care of everybody else. I still love doing that. But now I can tap into what's right for me first. And it really is just about having that heartfelt thanks that I do exist in the world that I do take care of myself that I do love who I am. And because I get to help others to that is, it's pretty powerful when you are sitting across the table from somebody and really being able to, like, help elevate their life in a different way. And no matter what it is, if it's cancer, or autoimmune diseases, or digestive issues, or even fertility, your sleep and the list goes on. But it's pretty powerful to be able to feel good about yourself when you're doing that. Yeah, yeah, absolutely. I mean, a long time,

Kristina:

it took a long time. I love it. I love how transparent you are. And because outwardly you've had a tremendous amount of success, and for you to just share that intimate story. And I think it's so powerful, because as women, the message that you gave is one of the big messages that I am trying to get out there in the world too, which is, you've got to put yourself first I mean, you have to take care of yourself. And I am naturally a huge giver, I'm naturally just give, give, give, give. And we're just kind of raised that way. And yet, we have to take care of ourselves too. And then the other thing too, about helping people make the happiest people on the planet are people who are helping other people. It's true. And just knowing that you're doing so much good that you have already done so much good. I just love I keep going back to it. But you did have that intuition to change the treatment somewhat compared to what they were suggesting. And it worked. And yeah, here we are today. And it's like, what when did you start your incredibly successful business? Talk more about that, tell us more about what it is how you got into that and all that.

Elissa:

Well, it's funny because it just wasn't something that I thought I would ever do. After my husband died. I was in a very low place with myself in my life and single with two girls and absolutely zero energy. Oh, real. I was 14. I was 4545. Yeah, that's the

Kristina:

thing I'm really trying to overcome to is I'm 55. And I want to say to women, even if you have given up a lot in your life for other people, it's never too late to live the life of your dreams. And so you were 45 and you started up a business. I love it.

Elissa:

So good. I did. It took me a couple of years to kind of get my feet on the ground. But I went back to school and got educated, integrative functional medicine. And I did Chinese medicine or you Vedic medicine. And I did all the Western modalities learned about supplements, learn about even emotional well being. It was a really beautiful program for two years. But I didn't go to that program to become a nutritionist, or to become doing what I'm doing today. I went to that program just for myself, and for my girls because I knew I needed to figure out how to get all of us back on our feet. And so when I graduated from the program, I just got super lucky. right place at the right time. Cafe gratitude, a vegan restaurant that was up in San Francisco had just moved to LA and a friend of mine Oh audit, and she said to me with your marketing advertising background and with what you just went through with your two year program. Why don't you create a cleanse for us of five days cleanse and you can help the cleansers and and hold them. I did that for about four and a half years. And then you're into Cafe gratitudes cleanse. This other restaurant in LA called M cafe was a macrobiotic restaurant. That was more how I ate, they asked me to do a cleanse for them. And I did that for six years. So I had these two cleanses going. And I was hand holding these people, they had all kinds of health issues. And every time like, they would talk to me and tell me what was going on with them. I would work with my functional doctors or my general practitioners or my natural paths. And I would talk to them and find out like, How can I help them? Or I just research book wise, like how can I help these people? I just got obsessed with wanting these people to feel better. And so that's how it all started really was with these cleanses. And then my assistant who was working with me loved working. And she's like, you're so successful with these cleanses. Why don't we do our own cleanse. So we're going into our 10th year this year 24 with the soup cleanse, which really stands for soups and salads, and organic and unique and prepared with love. And it's a full on program. That's five days that's delivered twice during the week, all organic. It has a homemade bone broth, probiotic detox tonic that's been there on the cleanse for 10 years, which is crazy, that like pop. And

Kristina:

it's amazing. 10 years ago, you knew to include probiotics? Yes. Because yeah, I remember I actually saw Deepak Chopra speak probably about 10 years ago. And Andrew Weil Yeah, Dr. Weil Yeah, and he was saying probiotics, they were just starting in like, I mean, it's for most people, they were not on most people's register. Yeah. It

Elissa:

has like a homemade superseed bar that we ship across the country now and then a different salad every day with different dressing and and fermented veggies in the afternoon. When that a really hearty soup for dinner, and then a latte two different lattes at night, then we give them enzymes, because a lot of people are going into this kind of more plant based eating with legumes and beans, and we want them to break them down. And we give them magnesium at night before bed. And they have access to me. So for the last 10 years, we've been doing that, and I've been able to feed people. And then I just be able to also handhold them as well to find out what's going on and how they feel. And I mean, it's just remarkable. It's no sugar, no dairy, no gluten, no processed food, no bad seed oils. It's completely like Whole Foods, it's 50 different vegetables in five days. And it is anti inflammatory. So when five days, people feel like a different person. And the one great thing is we give them a lot of food, because I'm not about starvation, and they lose weight. And they're shocked. Oh, wow. So that's also been super fun as well in the last 10 years. But yeah, that's kind of how it all I started, I have a juicer at Erawan that I created. It's called a thyroid juice that still sells there. And they also actually make my supersede bar. So I had created a cleanse for them years ago for a very short amount of time. I actually created some food for Earth bar that they had a kiosk at the airport. So I just love the fact that food is medicine. And you don't have to like go to great lengths to get healthy. The supplement market is a billion dollar market and everybody right now is like into all the superfoods and supplements and there are a lot of bad shit supplements out there. But people are getting sold a lot of this stuff and are overdoing it and also taking in chemicals and toxins and synthetics and fillers. You know

Kristina:

what I need to tell you this Alyssa my son during his teens loved protein powder for breakfast. And he's not a vegetarian, but he wanted to be kind of pro planet and not so he decided to use like pea protein and organic pea protein. I'm not going to name the name of the brand but basically we found out through his naturopath that he had high levels of lead and mercury in his system. And it was from the pea powder. Most of it even when it's organic. It's grown in China and even if the actual plant is grown organically the soil a lot of it in China you'd be may know this, but I'm saying it yeah, my guests to that. There's a lot of lead and mercury in it. So it's just like what you said like there's so many supplements and things out there and we all think oh, we're doing the right thing and we can actually be poisoning ourselves.

Elissa:

Yeah, I know. It's sad. I mean, I know what you're saying the protein powders. It's also a huge market as well, the greens powders, all the collagen powders are having heavy metals in them. Now, that being said, I use a locally grown organic pea protein that I recommend to clients, but I know what you're saying. I mean, people, they're not educated or not educated.

Kristina:

Yeah, we don't know. And then we find out, you know, and

Elissa:

I do test all of my clients. Now that's one thing that I have had so much fun this last year or doing. I started in January, I hooked up with a blood company up in San Francisco called Rupa. And I can do a full blood panel like CBC with differential all your blood sugar markers, all your thyroid markers, all your hormones, like your systemic inflammatory markers, your cholesterol, your heart markers. I also do heavy metals like this whole panel is$275. They send a kit to my clients, a phlebotomist comes and takes the blood and sends it back to Rupa and I get the bloodwork back in 10 days. And I can't tell you the crazy stuff I'm seeing like real, like you just said, lots of lead lots of mercury. Also, I'm seeing really high a one C's, which is your blood sugar markers for three months, I'm seeing like really low vitamin D levels, easy things to fix. By the way, I'm also seen for people like hormonally women, even young girls, they're like hormones like DHEA and pregnenolone, which are precursors to like all the estrogen, progesterone, testosterone. And also they come from the adrenals. They support your thyroid, they're all super low as well, because people are so stressed. So you put people on up their vitamin D lower their blood sugar, put them on a little precursor to like balance their hormones. I mean, they're different people. Well, it's crazy. I know. And also, if you have heavy metals, to find out where those sources are coming from, take those away and also give them Ultra binders to like remove that stuff from the system. It's Yep, it's all it's all doable. It all can be done. It can. Yeah, it's just wild how I don't want to sound so simplistic, but it can be easier said than done. Yeah,

Kristina:

I love your message. I absolutely love your message. Like it doesn't have to be this crazy, crazy hard thing. I love what you're doing. I love how you're really getting in there and finding out these things that are fixable, if that is so beautifully said you, you're doing so much good in the world.

Elissa:

Thank you. Um, as I said earlier, I'm a little obsessed to take over, because I just, I just I see a society that as you do to unhappiness not really like being able to figure out how to get themselves to be better and live the best life that they can or really thrive. And when I talk to people and even friends, too, I'm like, How do you feel? I'm okay, yeah, like, I want people to say I'm great. But you rarely hear that these days. I know there's a lot going on in the world, the stress of what's happening in the world also impacts us very much so but if I can help in a little way of just getting people to eat healthier, eat whole foods, take inflammatory foods out of their diet, if I can get them also, super hydrated. Hydration is like we have an epidemic of dehydration. So if I can get them hydrated, and I can get them to sleep better, and I can get them to maybe distress and start to fall in love with themselves.

Kristina:

I mean, that's the ticket. Wow. Yeah, dehydration, I have to tell you a quick story on that my father just turned 90. And about a year back the doctor said, Oh, your kidney function isn't so good. Well, my dad just started. He's never liked to drink much water. And he really dramatically increased the amount of water that he drinks every day. His kidney function went up a lot.

Elissa:

Wow. Isn't that crazy? Yeah, it

Kristina:

is. And he's super healthy, too. He's like, he literally gets down on the floor to put his shoes on and take them off and stuff. He's like, Yeah,

Elissa:

that's amazing. I see that too. I see all the kidney function low because of dehydration as well. I know. I know. But thank God nowadays we have these mineral powders out there. I love Ultima replenisher. Powder, you LTI Ma. It has magnesium, manganese, potassium, sodium. It has a great array like vitamin C and zinc. It has a great array of minerals. Minerals are what help water go into your cells. Yep,

Kristina:

I interview CEO of Beam B E A M minerals Caroline Allen and yeah boy did I Learn about how important minerals are and how mineral deficient we are. I actually have been using some of her products for a couple of years and noticed a dramatic difference in me. And I was just deeply curious about it. And I had her on my podcast, because there are so many deficiencies in just our average diet and people like you are helping educate us and helping us understand what we're lacking so that we can live I feel energetic every day, as I'm sure Pretty much yeah, as well. And yes, just to to the information in this short amount of time that we've had together today. It's amazing how much I have learned, my listeners are learning. And you may have already named it but I'm going to ask you like, what is your number one nutrition hack, like that's easy and simple for people to do.

Elissa:

I really think this is kind of crazy. You'll find this while but when you get up in the morning, I tell my clients to drink 16 ounces mandatory of water doesn't writing them in water. I'm writing this down

Kristina:

16 ounces, okay, in the morning,

Elissa:

because our body's been detoxing all through the night. So our organs are kind of trying to squeeze out the toxins, get them through the system, dump them, pass them through the liver Doublemint to the large colon so they can get out of this system and go the bathroom right? Bathroom is a big subject to I'm talking about food, but 16 ounces first thing in the morning, people pay me to tell them that that changes people's lives. Wow.

Kristina:

And I believe it like hearing about my dad's kidney function. Like I love how, how simple. You make this and I listen to you, and I'm like, we all can do these things. These are things we do if we're not feeling well, we can totally work with you. And then again, I cannot stress enough how much I am so impressed with how you're so wise about the fact that our health or physical health is so related to our emotional state. And so then you're able to refer people to get help with that as well. Yes.

Elissa:

So yeah, I love that part two, I do I know. Yeah. So happy that had a lot of health issues over the years. And I'm sure I still kind of dabble in the health issues as well, sometimes. So thank God, like, I'm able to, like, go into these places. And so I can relate to these people. I have insomnia, I had celiac, a Hashimotos, your thyroid issues I've had migraines. I mean, I've had hormonal issues, like I've had blood sugar issues. So I am so fully aware of like having these and being able to get past them when that was

Kristina:

so much. I love that so much. Yes, because of the relatability factor is also there that you have been through the same journey. And in particular that women have. These are all such common things for women. Yeah. So Alyssa, are there any last words of wisdom that you would like to share with my listeners, and before I ask you where we can find you, because I know I'm going to be talking more to you.

Elissa:

This has been really great. I know I always love doing this, I would say the wisdom is what we talked about about just if there's a way to tap into really honoring who you are and being proud of yourself. Just really not ever giving up on yourself. You know what, no matter what happens, if it's a health issue, if it's a relationship issue, whatever happens in your life, just never give up on yourself. I think that is what's crucial. Because we all know that tomorrow, life can change on a dime, right? And we could create, like things can come into our world. And you'll be like, Wow, that is so magnificent. I never thought that was possible. Because I have to say I never thought this was possible for myself to be in this place. And really honor who I am and love myself and also be able to do what I do at 63 I feel like my life is just getting better and better the answer?

Kristina:

Oh at 55 Like it's Yeah, I feel like, oh, wow, it's so many women don't feel that way. Like oh, no, like, I'm this age. So now I can't grow anymore. I can't start a business. I can't do this thing. And yes, you can. Yeah, but you're such a beautiful example of this. It's just incredible. Well,

Elissa:

thank you. I feel like I want to be a spokesperson because as you get older, like in your 60s, it wasn't really fun turning 60 But as I've gotten into the 60s, I'm just now I realized like, it doesn't matter how old you are. I mean, so that's it's beautiful.

Kristina:

I love that I love that message. So so much. Okay, we're all going to want to connect more with you. So tell us how we can find you and I will also put all your links in the show notes So

Elissa:

I have a website. It's under my name Alyssa Goodman, and I have a newsletter that comes out every week about a health tip. And a recipe because I love food. I'm a foodie. And then I'm on Instagram a little bit on tick tock. But I would say most of my stuff is on Instagram. And yes, you can, like I see clients. I have a seven day reset. You can download and get recipes to reset yourself all over the country. I see clients all over the world. And if you live in LA, you absolutely have to try my cleanse. Yeah, no, I'm

Kristina:

definitely trying it. It just everything that you talked about today. I just absolutely love thank you so much Alyssa for coming on my podcast today. I feel like I have learned so much. Well,

Elissa:

thank you for having me.

Kristina:

Hey, everyone, thanks so much for taking time out of your busy life to listen to today's episode. I love learning about what makes you brave. I'm here with you. I see you. I hear you and I want to hear from you. I want to know how you're showing up as being brave and authentic. Connect with me on Instagram at she's brave podcast, or come join our community in the she's brave podcast Facebook group. I'm sending you so much love. Until next time. Keep being brave.