The Refined Hippie

Holistic nutrition, health, and plant-based living for the mind, body, spirit, and environment!

On this episode we chat with Integrative Wellness Coach, Carly Reeder, all about her path to true health and wellness.

Like many of us, Carly has had her own healing journey. It all began in college, drinking too much alcohol, smoking cigarettes, eating fast food late night, and living an overall unhealthy life as a means to cope with stress (which is sadly all too common on American college campuses). Soon she was diagnosed with an anxiety disorder and developed tremors, prompting doctors to prescribe her with anti-anxiety and anti-depression pharmaceuticals. But the pills didn't get to the root cause and her health continued to fail. 

Everything shifted after Carly started practicing yoga, opening up a whole new world and changing her life forever! It was then that the long journey to healing began. For the next decade she would study yoga, pilates, massage therapy, and Ayurvedic nutrition, along with discovering the best ways to deal with stress and truly nourish the person as a whole - mind, body, and spirit. 

Topics Include:

  • anxiety
  • discovering yoga 
  • stress psychology
  • psychological response to stress
  • how to destress the body
  • mind over medicine
  • why hustling can be bad for our health
  • yin and yang energy
  • is it adrenal fatigue or a stress storm
  • pillars of ayurveda
  • what is dinacharya
  • evening routines
  • oil pulling
  • glyphosate
  • what’s with wheat?
  • toxins in the home and water
  • and more! 

Carly's Book: Stress Free For Life: A Female Professional’s Guide to Health and Wellness

Wholistic Wellness Works

Carly IG: @Wholistic_Wellness_Works

IG: @therefinedhippie

Udo Erasmus is best known for introducing the world to the benefits of healthy oils, being the co-founder of Udo’s Choice, a line you’ve probably seen at Whole Foods or any other health food store around the world. He’s the author of several books including Fats that Heal, Fats the Kill, which has sold over 250000 copies. Udo has taught at events hosted by Tony Robbins and Deepak Chopra, and has traveled to over 30+ countries, conducting thousands of live presentations, media interviews, and staff trainings, impacting 24 million lives with his message on oils, health, peace, nature, and human nature. 

Today's episode we chat with Udo about his upbringing as a child of war during WWII and his experience getting poisoned by pesticides, leaving doctors at a loss regarding treatment. This promoted him to take his health into his own hands. As he began researching he discovered a new passion that forever changed his life.

We also get into more philosophical topics including what he calls 'Thirst of the Heart', healing the ache deep inside, human nature, and creating a foundation for health and peace.

Topics Include:

  • Udo's story as a child of war
  • Pesticide poisoning
  • Deficiencies
  • Essential nutrients
  • Finding your passion
  • Getting Still
  • Meditation
  • Thirst of the Heart 
  • Discovering peace within the boredom
  • Reconnecting to ourselves
  • The issues with fish
  • EPA, DHA, and ALA
  • Cod liver oil
  • flax oil versus fish oil

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Udo's IG: @udoerasmus

The Refined Hippie IG: @therefinedhippie

Our society has become extremely detached from Mother Earth. Never in the history of humanity have we spent such little time outdoors. But it's not just about the physical connection, we're less connected to the planet spiritually as well. 

On this episode we chat with Earth Healing Expert, Amy Dempster, on how we can connect back to and tune into the spirits and energies of the world. We discuss her story and how a series of unusual encounters with hawks led to her spiritual awakening, prompting to leave her corporate job and life in the suburbs to move to Montana.

Topics Include:

  • connecting with and tuning into the spirits and energies of the earth
  • energy vortexes versus cities of light
  • healing chakras of certain areas
  • spirits of the land (keeps of the land, ancestors of the land)
  • tree communication
  • ghosts and haunted places 
  • the process of crossing over
  • and more!

Amy's IG: @followinghawks

IG: @therefinedhippie

Creating an organic vegetable garden has been something I’ve dreamt about doing for years and that dream is finally coming true! But as anything worth doing, it takes time and work. On this episode I chat all about starting my organic garden and what I’ve learned along the way. 

Topics Include:

  • Why I want a vegetable garden
  • irradiated food - is it healthy?
  • What is OMRI organic soil designation
  • finding the right organic soil
  • wood for raised garden beds
  • weed barrier
  • composting
  • What produce I want to plant


On this bonus episode I chat all about the phenomenal benefits of grounding, or earthing! This simple technique has been shown to reduce inflammation and chronic pain, improve cardiovascular health, reduce depression and anxiety, and more. But what is it exactly? 

Topics Include:

  • what is grounding/earthing?
  • "Vitamin G"
  • why we are no longer connected to the Earth
  • types of grounding
  • scientific studies
  • thermography 
  • how to tell if your house is grounded
  • grounding equipment


Audio Clip in this episode is from the documentary The Earthing Movie, which is available on YouTube for free! 

IG: @therefinedhippie

Eggs are synonymous with breakfast. Many people think they're a "healthy" choice to start the day, but are eggs really a health food? The USDA doesn't think so, as documents reveal the agency informed the egg industry against using the terms like "health" or "safe" when promoting eggs because it violates rules against false and misleading advertising. On this episode we crack the egg wide open, examining the research, the conflicting information, and what it all says. 

Topics include:

  • Eggs and Gut Bacteria
  • Mucus formation
  • TMAO
  • Cholesterol
  • HDL and LDL
  • Eggs and Heart Disease
  • Egg industry banned from using the word "healthy" or "safe" in advertising
  • Eggs and Cancer 
  • Moral Issues
  • Egg Industry
  • Backyard chickens
  • Data manipulation
  • What to eat for breakfast


Today’s guest is no stranger to health issues, as she’s experienced them as a teenager and as an adult. 

After having her 4th child, Kristen Bowen started experiencing urinary incontinence. She did what many women are told to do and had surgery. Immediately after (and even during the procedure itself) Kristen’s most traumatic health journey began. She started experiencing seizures, was unable to walk, confined to a wheelchair, her hair was falling out, and she got down to 74 pounds. As she searched for answers her family was running through their savings, going from doctor to doctor, even visiting the Mayo Clinic and Stanford, but no one was able to help her. It wasn’t until getting to their wit's end, both financially and emotionally, that they finally received some answers from a PA willing to dig deep. And while her major symptoms improved, there was still work to be done! 

Kristen's story took a powerful turn after a friend suggested soaking in magnesium. Not only did the magnesium help her truly recover, but it sparked a new passion and mission!  She created her own company, Living the Good Life Naturally, sourcing the very best magnesium possible to help people everywhere obtain this essential mineral in the most effective and efficient way, through the skin! 

Topics Include: 

  • building a strong foundation
  • taking responsibility for our health and how to get started
  • what happens when we’re magnesium deficient
  • what strips magnesium
  • magnesium today versus our grandparents time
  • oral magnesium versus transdermal magnesium
  • long term consequence of oral magnesium supplements
  • "cell saturation"
  • what happens to body once you do get magnesium 
  • when and how often to soak in magnesium
  • magnesium “burn rate”
  • epson salt versus transdermal soak
  • how to source magnesium
  • prioritizing yourself
  • finding and experiencing gratitude 
  • “The Artist Way” book
  • benefits of journaling 
  • how she started her company

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Living the Good Life Naturally

IG: @therefinedhippie


Mental health is a big topic these days and it should be. Honestly it should be discussed even more. And not just how it’s increasing, but WHY it’s happening at such alarming rates. Of course there’s the obvious state of the world that is playing a huge role, but mental health issues have been on the rise for decades and effect people as young at 6 years old. Today we’re going to chat all about it! 

Topics Include:

  • The Impact of the Microbiome and Mental State
  • Gut Brain Connection
  • Benefits of Nature
  • Technology
  • Human Interaction
  • Foods to Incorporate for Mental Well Being

IG: @therefinedhippie

Dr. Francisco Contreras is a cancer specialist renowned for integrating alternative therapies with conventional cancer treatment. He's treated tens of thousands of patients from over 60 countries seeking alternative cancer treatment at his Oasis of Hope Hospital in Mexico. On this episode we chat all about Dr. Contreras' hospital, how he got into medicine, the hospitals' philosophy, and alternative cancer treatments. We also get into the role diet plays on cancer, animal based foods versus plant-based nutrition, and sugar. Dr. Contreras explains to us the impact of our minds, emotions, and the power of simply having hope!

Dr. Contreras is an author of over 12 books including his newest release "The Art & Science of Undermining Cancer."

Topics Include:

  • Alternative therapies
  • PET scans 
  • Sugar and cancer
  • Toxins from the food industry 
  • Vitamin C
  • Diabetes 
  • Emotional and spiritual needs
  • How patents and FDA approval works
  • Impact of traumatic experiences on our bodies
  • Dysfunctional immune systems 
  • The power of positive thought
  • The placebo and no-cebo effect
  • Animal products and what they do to cancer 
  • Role of diet in general
  • Plant-based diet and cancer 
  • Dr. Contreras' most memorable cancer stories


Oasis of Hope Hospital

Oasis of Hope IG: @oasisofhopehospital

Rebecca's IG: @therefinedhippie

Tracey Winn is a holistic lifestyle coach who, like many of us, became passionate about wellness because of her own traumatic healing journey. Tracey tried various alternative healing modalities, including herbs and chiropractic care, both of which had profound results, transforming her body and life. We chat about her experience, when she recognized the devastating toll stress was having on her body, and how she reclaimed her health. We talk about herbalism, plant medicine, and the power of plants. 

Other topics we discuss include:

  • glyphosate and its impact on our bodies
  • gut health
  • the “c” word
  • impact of the mind, body, spirit
  • detoxing
  • media manipulation
  • suppression of information
  • biowarfare
  • censorship of natural healing
  • gut health, allergies, and skin issues
  • tips for gaining more peace
  • our addition to technology/phones
  • yoga


Tracey's IG: @traceywinnwellnes

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Rebecca’s IG: @therefinedhippie

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