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What Does Holistic Health Really Mean?

Apr 20, 2020

While I now answer to Dr. Reinold, my health journey began long before medical school. I was inundated with the television advertisements from millennial childhood days that claimed lifting light weights and eating fat free were the avenue to health. Then, I drank the green juice kool-aid (literally) and even became a direct marketing rep for a popular wellness juice staking its credibility on the all-healing, omnipotent powers of the acai berry. All the while, seeping deeper into my eating disorder and further from true holistic health. Now some eight years later, I have not only found true holistic health personally, but professionally, I have helped more than a thousand patients find health in their own lives. From my personal, professional, and clinical experience, I must clarify what holistic health really means.

  1. Holistic health is more than physical health. This should go without saying; however, with the countless diet advertisements and beautiful food porn photos that...
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050 ⎮How to Help Others When You're Still Struggling with Food and Body Image Issues

Mar 04, 2020

Are you ready to help OTHER people heal their relationship with food and their bodies? Do you sometimes wonder how to process your own mental health struggles as a professional?

Well, this week, I talk with my dear friend, Jennifer McGurk, certified eating disorders specialist, registered dietitian-nutritionist, and fellow online entrepreneur.

In this interview, we discuss:

  • How to know if you're ready to help people
  • How to feel empowered to get the help you need as a professional
  • What Dr. Reinold and Jennifer think of "oversharing" on social media
  • How to process your own mental health struggles as a professional
  • and so much more!

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044 ⎮ Are You Afraid to Go to the Doctor? (Harms of Weight-Focused Health Care)

Feb 19, 2020

Do you get anxious at the doctor's office? Are you afraid that your doctor is only going to talk about your weight? 

You're not alone!

Well, this week, I talk with the renown Dr. Jennifer Gaudiani, eating disorders specialist, founder of Gaudiani Clinic, and author of the bestselling book Sick Enough.

In this interview, we discuss:

  • How Dr. Gaudiani began her clinical practice
  • How and why medical doctors focus on weight
  • How anxiety-provoking doctor's office can be
  • The harms of weight-focused healthcare
  • Dr. Reinold's traumatic experience at the doctor's office
  • and so much more!

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043 ⎮ How I Recovered from an Eating Disorder and Ditched Dieting for Good

Jan 08, 2020

You may not have ever heard my personal story. If you've listened to my podcast for any length of time, you may have picked up bits and pieces, but here's the full scoop. Listen to hear my story from adolescent eating disorder to chronic dieter to fully recovered. 

A few highlights from this episode include:

  • I share my personal story surrounding dieting and body image.
  • How our current diet culture is affecting many of us today.
  • How I used food as a coping mechanism.
  • When I went on my first official diet at just the age of 13.
  • How the cycle of binge eating and purging started to ruin my life.
  • How I was able to get through my eating disorder.
  • Things I’ve done differently through pregnancy.
  • How I was able to reconnect with my body!

Powerful Quotes

  • “I've always had a pretty broad and diverse interest in food.” - Stefani Reinold, MD, MPH
  • “So, unbeknownst to me and unconsciously, I associated the belief that my self-worth depended on my appearance.”...
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042 ⎮ Anti-Diet, Pro-Wellness Resolutions and Goal Setting

Jan 01, 2020

Do you wonder how to make goals that are NOT focused on weight loss?

Are you wanting to improve your health this year, but don't want to make another weight loss or body size goal?

I hear ya... annnnddd it's totally possible. 

In this week's podcast episode, I'm going to teach you how to make anti-diet, pro-wellness new year's resolutions or goals. 

But first, let me ask you: why should we set goals in the first place?

Well, goal setting is associated with:
  • Improved focus
  • Increased concentration
  • Increased excitement
  • Less depression and anxiety
  • Better ability to set boundaries

And just FYI, burn out is:

  • More common in women than men
  • More common in mothers than childfree women
  • More common in health care and service providers
  • Very common in mental health practitioners (20-40%)*
  • Leads to LOWER empathy*

More importantly, when we're burned out:

  • We don’t do as good of a job.
  • We’re not pleasant to family members and loved ones.
  • ...
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041 ⎮ My #1 Top Tip to Help You Escape Diet Mentality Fast

Dec 04, 2019

I have a short and sweet message for you on the podcast this week.

That is... my #1 top tip to help you escape diet mentality FAST.

This is superrrr SIMPLE, so simple that you won't believe me. 

BUT... it's not easy. 

Tune in to this episode to hear the tip: 


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040 ⎮ Why We Diet and Want to Control Our Bodies with Kristen Cillo

Nov 27, 2019


Kristen is a wife, mom of three, and a home organization specialist.



  • When Kristen first found out about her blood disorder, it made her anxiety go way up and lead her start to obsess over clean eating and over exercising just so she can have some control in her life.
    • “When things are out of control in my life, I tend to turn to food and my body to gain some sort of sense of control.” - Kristen Cillo
  • We talk about the difference between self-care and self- control! Kristen talks about the praise she was getting about her postpartum body and felt that she had to keep up with those comments! I also mention how the way we look on the outside does not define us!
    • “If their soul is ugly, they will not age well!” - Dr. Stefani Reinold
  • After working out and obsessed with her image for two years, she was triggered by a friend...
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039 ⎮ Anti-Diet, OCD, and Body Positive Fitness with Emily Decker

Nov 20, 2019

Do you have a disordered relationship with exercise?

Is it difficult to enjoy moving your body without constantly thinking about how your body's aesthetics may change?

Is it hard for you to separate nutrition and food from moving your body and fitness?

Do you wonder if you'll EVER enjoy fitness again?


Well, this week, I talk with personal trainer and anti-diet-culture CrossFit coach, Emily Decker. Emily is also a mental health advocate working to increase the body-friendliness of the fitness industry. She is creator of her 6-week private training program called BFF (Body-Friendly Fitness) that empowers people who have struggled with “yo-yo exercising” to find enjoyable and sustainable workout habits by working WITH their bodies, not FOR different ones.

In this interview, we discuss:

  • How her mental health journey has influenced her journey with food and fitness
  • How to separate restrictive mindset around food and exercise
  • Diet mentality thoughts...
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038 ⎮ Motherhood and Raising Children in Diet Culture with Crystal Karges

Nov 13, 2019

Are you worried about "screwing up your kids?"

Do you have concerns with raising intuitive eaters?

Are you afraid that you'll project your own body image insecurities onto your kids?

Or do you have discomfort with feeding your kids?

When it comes to motherhood, there are countless ways that we can feel guilt, shame, and discomfort... and food and body image issues can be big, BIG stressors for parents. 

Well, this week, I talked with child feeding specialist, Crystal Karges. Crystal is a Maternal Health Specialist, Child Feeding Expert, and Food & Body Image Coach for Mothers. 

She is passionate about helping mamas build a peaceful relationship with food & their bodies so they can confidently nourish themselves & their kids and bring joy back to eating. Crystal is committed to providing holistic, compassionate, and evidenced-based nutrition care to mothers and families worldwide through her online blog and virtual nutrition coaching practice.

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037 ⎮ How Diet Culture Can Kill You and Prioritizing Health Over Weight Loss

Oct 30, 2019

 Is the pursuit of the thin ideal killing you? 

Are you afraid to see the doctor because you believe your body isn't acceptable by mainstream medical standards?

Do you struggle with how to improve your health WITHOUT wanting to change your weight?

Well, you're not alone!

In this week's two-part episode with my friend, Tamsen Horton, we discuss her near-death experience that led to a diagnosis of late-onset Type 1 Diabetes in her 40s and how this one experience has transformed how she looks at health, weight loss, and child feeding. 

In this interview, we discuss:

  • How competitive figure skating affected Tamsen's relationship with food and her body
  • How she did NOT develop an eating disorder
  • How much money she wasted on products to change food and body
  • How diet culture almost killed her... literally.
  • How a near death experience changed her vision of health forever
  • How she's adjusted to a new diagnosis of Type 1 Diabetes
  • How she feeds herself and her two...
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and uncover WHY you're struggling with food and your body!