Fraternity Foodie

Check out our latest podcast interviews (and food suggestions) from all over North America!

Dr. Erica Steele: How does googling your health problems create even more problems?

Our next guest is Dr. Erica Steele! She is an extensively educated and trained board-certified naturopathic doctor, doctor of natural medicine and certified functional medicine practitioner. Dr. Steele specializes in natural health, healing, disease prevention and total, holistic wellness. Since 2001, by applying multi-faceted and synergistic approaches to physical, mental, emotional and spiritual health, Dr. Steele has transformed the lives of countless children, teens, adults and elderly patients challenged by an array of conditions ranging from digestive and immune-related disorders to neurological, hormonal and more. She works with wisdom, experience and diligence to find the causes of disease and illness so her patients can advance from lives of managing symptoms to the life-giving benefits of sustainable well-being and optimal total health. In episode number 207, we find out how Dr. Steele’s upbringing helped to prepare her to be a functional medicine practitioner and naturopathic doctor, how massage therapy helped with her understanding of anatomy and physiology, why she decided to go down the road of Naturopathic doctors even though she knew it would be an uphill battle, why she believes in finding the causes of imbalance in people’s health instead of just addressing the symptoms, why she resists the urge....

Dr. Saundra Dalton-Smith: What are some daytime practices that will help us sleep better tonight?

Our next guest is Dr. Saundra Dalton-Smith! Saundra is a Board-Certified internal medicine physician, work-life integration researcher, CDC Wellness Series speaker, and best-selling author. Her latest book “Sacred Rest: Recover Your Life, Renew Your Energy, Restore Your Sanity”, includes ground-breaking insight on the seven types of rest needed to optimize your productivity, increase your overall happiness, overcome burnout, and live your best life. Over 100,000 people have discovered their personal rest deficits using her free assessment at She consults with organizations to help improve the effectiveness of their leaders and teams through better resilience and change management skills. She also teach high-achievers how to be even more powerful in their field. In episode number 206 of the Fraternity Foodie Podcast, we find out why the University of Georgia was the right place for Saundra, how she knew she was on the right career path, what the difference is between sleep and rest, how we can embrace rest, set boundaries, and seek sanctuary without any guilt, shame, or fear, some mistakes that are costing us energy, time, and productivity, ways to restore energy at work, daytime practices to help us sleep better tonight, and how students can create a culture....

Patrick Chester: How did your gambling addiction start?

Our next guest is Patrick Chester! He spent 15 years as a raging gambling addict, lost millions and destroyed his family. Patrick resorted to criminal acts to feed his addiction and ultimately ended up in jail. He’s now 5 years free of that monster and has a new purpose in life. Patrick spent many years taking from people to feed his sickness, now he’s giving back and it’s an amazing thing! In episode number 205 of the Fraternity Foodie Podcast, we find out how Patrick’s gambling addiction started, what was his rock bottom, how he was able to keep his gambling addiction a secret for so long, whether he ever thought about suicide, how his wife and family found out about his addiction, if he went to treatment for his addiction, what he’s doing now to help others with gambling addiction, and why there is so much stigma surrounding addictions like gambling. Link:

Ximena Yañez Soto: How can we create a healthy planet and a healthy you in 2022?

Our next guest is Ximena Yañez Soto. Her mission is to help people regain their health and fall in love with their bodies. Her programs provide a safe space to help people transform their lives, through her experience as a health coach, yoga instructor, and Reiki practitioner. Starting with small changes in her own habits, she began a wonderful adventure towards whole health and wellness. She took this road after she was personally confronted with the origin of her long list of ills. This revelation helped her understand that the disease is only the messenger: we have to go inside ourselves to find the root cause. It was within true amazement, she discovered that the healing journey begins when we pay attention to how we treat our body, our soul and the world around us… when you realize this, wonderful changes in your health and life begin to happen. In episode number 204 of the Fraternity Foodie Podcast, we find out more about the Mexican Fund for the Conservation of Nature, all the alternatives for personal and professional development within Holistic Health, whether there is a food industry-created addiction, who deserves the blame for obesity in children in this country,....