Ep 79 Barleans-The Buzz on CBD Oil and Brainfood with VP Ola Lessard

Imagine a company acknowledging that they had reached a level of success and now felt obligated to give a significant portion of their products away in order to provide a “Pathway to a Better Life” for others? That’s exactly what Barleans is doing and this week they share with us the importance of healthy fats and what we can do to have a better quality of life.



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Ola Lessard, vice-president of marketing for Barleans joins us as we talk about the benefits of hemp oil, the best plant sources for omega threes, and how our body absorbs fish oil.


Barleans is a family owned, mission-driven company and I am excited to share with you the work they are doing around the world to improve the lives of thousands of people.


Questions I Asked Ola:

  • What is the importance of hemp oil?
  • Does hemp oil have protein?
  • Will hemp oil show up on a drug test?

Topics Discussed:

  • The difference between hemp and marijuana.
  • Fats role in brain development.
  • The different ways our bodies respond to fish oil.


Quotes from the show:

  • “Fish is brain food.”
  • “Most Americans are deficient in Omega 3.”
  • “Everyone’s body is different.”
  • “We don’t bash our competitors.”
  • “It’s not about our company getting credit, it’s about giving people what they need.”


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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.