Ep 27 Cindy Santa Ana- Unprocessed Living

Cindy is an Integrative Nutrition Health Coach and founder of Unlock Better Health. She is deeply passionate about inspiring her clients to reach their ideal weight, increase their energy, and live a healthy balanced lifestyle while juggling their career and personal life.

Her articles have been featured in Fitlife.tv, Take Back Your Health, and Curejoy.com. She's been featured in Woman’s World, Fitness Magazine and First for Women. She's the author of Unprocessed Living and the upcoming book, 52 Keys to Unlock Better Health. To find out more, visit her website at www.UnlockBetterHealth.com.

Instagram: @Unlock Better Health

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What we discussed in this episode:

  • Cindy's work as a health coach in Dr. Daniel Amen's office.
  • The brain is the only organ that we diagnose without looking at it.
  • Brain Scans and alcohol.
  • How reading labels and knowing what to look for can change your health.
  • When reading labels, skip the fancy marketing on the front, do the flip and read the ingredients on the back.
  • How Cindy went from being 50 pounds overweight, diagnosed with Hashimoto's,high cholesterol, and on 4 medications at 40 to being the complete picture of health at 50.
  • Reversing disease and getting rid of toxins.
  • What type of cleaning products, lotions, aerosols, and plastics to use or stay away from.
  • How to detox and support your detoxification pathways.
  • The problems with using all types of plastics, including BPA free and what to use instead.
  • Reverse osmosis process for water purification.
  • Products can claim to have no trans-fat, if there is less then a 1/2 gram per serving. 
  • Why to stay away from artificial sweeteners.
  • If your food says it's free of something it is probably full of something you don't want.
  • The recipe for Cindy's warm smoothie.
  • Intermittent Fasting and it's benefits.
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Linda Mitchell

Linda Mitchell is more than qualified to help women reach a point of empowerment . As an Institute of Integrative Nutrition graduate, an award-winning fitness competitor, and elite obstacle racer. she collaborated on the fitness portion of the book “Fat Flush for Life” with mentor and New York Times Best Selling author Ann Louise Gittleman. This book was listed in Time magazine as one of the top ten diet books for 2009. As a former columnist for 12 years for Ms. Fitness magazine, Linda decided to put everything into a book and it really evolved and became “The Sisterhood of S.W.E.A.T.”.  Her book and the studio are all about helping women build confidence and self-esteem and learning to feel 100% great about themselves.    

Mitchell launched The Chickfit Studio in 2013. She says “At Chickfit, our priority is building women’s self-confidence. Our belief is that their newfound self-love will transfer into giving support and love to one another. Self-improvement equals empowerment.”

Mitchell was inspired to open The Chickfit Studio after she found that deep down in her heart she wanted to do something that was worthwhile and made real, lasting changes in people’s lives. She opened The Chickfit Studio after working as a group fitness director and personal trainer for about 25 years.