Alex JamiesonQ: What's groovier than a pair of hot pink suede roller skates?

A: My guest for this episode, Alex Jamieson.

She's the best-selling author of Women, Food & Desire, a functional nutrition and life coach, a trained chef, the host of The Crave Cast podcast, and a straight-up “cravings whisperer.”

She's been seen on Oprah, The Today Show, Dr. Oz, and, if you don't recognize her from those places, you may know her as the co-star and co-creator of the Oscar-nominated documentary Super Size Me.

Note: Although you may consider challenging her to a ukulele-playing contest, do not compete against her at the roller skating rink.

I enjoyed chatting with Alex because her silliness is nicely offset by some serious science. Plus, she's not afraid to break our cultural topic taboos in the name of authenticity and wellness.

You can't beat the crap out of yourself to have a good relationship with your body. – Alex Jamieson

From crunchy West Coast hippie child to (slightly) less crunchy East Coast classy mama, her stories are as vivid as they are insightful.

Just press play and join us for a lively and revealing conversation.

You're about to Learn …

  • How to have cravings that empower you instead of enslave you.
  • The four root causes of cravings – and what to do about each one.
  • Why eating food is the most intimate thing we do with others (in public).
  • How to turn restrictive paradigms into “freedom within a framework.”
  • Why so many people are over-fed and under-nourished.
  • What Alex did to lose half her online community overnight.
  • Why coding sex as “dangerous” has huge health and cultural ripple effects.
  • Why Alex turns to coloring books or bird watching when she wants more nothing.
  • Some counter-intuitive ways that NYC is stellar for nature-lovers.
  • The origins of “The Dirt Diet” and how to benefit from more dirt in our lives (and mouths).
  • How to change the world by redirecting our negative self-talk.



Resources and Items Mentioned in This Episode:


  • [06:41] Alex's seeds of awesomeness
  • [11:17] A shift from eating crap to living well
  • [15:31] Empowering cravings vs. enslaving cravings
  • [17:29] The four root causes of cravings
  • [22:54] Why physical movement and being outside is so important
  • [27:38] Coloring books, bird watching, and versions of doing nothing
  • [32:07] The conflict in and with The Commons
  • [35:55] How and why to grow your own food
  • [40:33] Alex's book and hot pink suede roller-skates
  • [44:47] The Cravings Quiz and discovering your cravings type

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