Episode 68: Jovanka Ciares – A Lifelong Journey to Health, Wellness & Happiness

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“It’s very hard for us to hate each other if we truly understand each other, even if we disagree.”

-Jovanka Ciares

Jovanka is a former entertainment executive turned Registered Herbalist, Wellness Coach; detox specialist, nutrition educator and author. Jovanka studied nutrition with best-selling author Dr. T. Colin Campbell at Cornell University long distance program and herbalism with revered doctor and herbalist Dr. Tieraona Low Dog.

She teaches how to use botanicals as safe treatments for many conditions and offers workshops and speaking engagements in both English and Spanish.

After years of suffering from IBS, ulcers and fibroids, Jovanka embraced alternative therapies like ayurveda, Chinese Medicine and Herbalism. Her journey towards self-healing, peace and happiness led her to discover and experience multiple alternative treatments that later became part of her unique coaching approach.

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@JovankaCiares on Instagram
Jovanka Ciares on Facebook
@JovankaCiares on Twitter

00:02:46 Welcome, Jovanka!
00:04:13 Rethinking Failure
00:08:41 Resistance to Change
00:12:03 Jovanka’s Story
00:17:51 Educating Others
00:21:46 Food & Our Identities
00:27:15 The Anti-Vegan Vegan
00:33:16 Making Our Food Exciting
00:35:24 Ayurveda & Jovanka’s Health Journey
00:39:04 Eastern versus Western Medicine
00:44:57 Our Current Medical Industry
00:48:13 “The China Study”
00:54:12 Getting Off Sugar
01:01:06 Resources Jovanka Needs
01:02:14 Jovanka’s Life-Changing Book
01:04:48 Connecting with Jovanka
01:05:38 Thank You, Jovanka!

Jovanka’s Life-Changing Book
“Paula” by Isabel Allende

Books Mentioned
“Eating Animals” by Jonathan Safran Foer
“The China Study” by T. Colin Campbell
“Diet for a New America” by John Robbins

Additional Resources
Rethinking failure: Jovanka Ciares at TEDxBarnardCollege
Episode #67 – Kristen Kurtz on The Mosaic Life Podcast
Ayurveda – A Brief Introduction
Episode #64 – Robby Herbst on The Mosaic Life Podcast
Impossible Foods
Gymnema Tea

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