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I'm your host Megan Whitaker 

I'm a holistic living consultant & natural living expert - I left my job as a nurse in 2015 to empower and educate woman on their wellness journey.

This podcast is all about the REAL Crunchy things I do and know inside and out. I want tell you what works, what doesn't and the science behind it so YOU can go crunchy WITHOUT going crazy. 

Questions? Comments? Something you want to hear about on the podcast? let me know!

Aug 26, 2018

This episode is the 1st in the 3 part Microbiome series

Let's talk Gut Health!

Part 1 dives into gut testing! I tried 2 companies with very different results. I go into all the details and tell you why getting your gut tested can be so important and useful (assuming you chose a good company).

FYI  - This episode was not...

Aug 18, 2018

The American Academy of Pediatrics just released an official Policy Statement on Food Additives & Child Health. It was a pretty bold & negative review of how the FDA is currently doing in regards to keeping our food safe, especially for children. 

I break down and explain the statement and attached technical report. And...

Aug 13, 2018

We got rid of our microwave in 2015. People have a LOT of questions about why we did and how we live without it. 

This episode deals with the science of microwaves and tips and tricks for going microwave free (or at least microwave safe).


The (very) basic science

Microwaves are a type of electromagnetic radiation. 

Aug 5, 2018

Protecting yourself in the summer can be tricky. You want to avoid sunburns and nasty bug bites, but the chemicals in the products that protect you can impact your body in negative ways.


Topics I'll cover in this episode include

  • Chemical sunscreen vs mineral sunscreen
  • Why "natural mineral" sunscreens may not be the...