Our Find Your Inner Flavor podcast channel was borne out of our passion for connecting people and engaging in real conversations with others who see food as a way of healing. We talk about real life, real shit and real business and hope you find it inspiring, educational and sometimes, maybe a little controversial!
FUNCTIONAL FRIDAYS LIVE 5: CARYN DUGAN
Caryn Dugan is STLVegGirl, a plant-based nutrition educator with a simple mission: “A Plant on Every Plate™". Caryn adopted a plant-based diet in response to tragedy in 2008, after cancer took her father and 10 weeks later, tried to take her. In response to her diagnosis, she searched for an answer and found one in the growing body of literature supporting a whole food, plant-based diet to bolster our natural immune system. Adopting a plant-based diet herself and beating cancer, she sought to share her knowledge to help others by forming STLVegGirl, LLC, St. Louis’ first fully plant-based entity providing cooking instruction, personal cheffing, and collaborative restaurant events. She regularly appears in cooking and nutrition segments on St. Louis affiliates of NBC, CBS and Fox morning shows. Caryn’s current project, the Plant-based Nutrition Summit, will be held on Saturday, July 14 at Washington University in St. Louis. This one-day event will feature world-renowned experts such as Michael Greger, MD and Caldwell Esselstyn, Jr., MD. Her objective is to help audience to better understand the connection between food and health so that chronic illnesses are diminished. To learn more about Caryn, visit STLVegGirl.com
Follow her on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram all at @STLVegGirl
FUNCTIONAL FRIDAYS LIVE 4: DR RYAN SANDHEINRICH
Dr. Ryan Sandheinrich with 1st Step Family Wellness discusses women’s health and how the gut and your diet could be playing a major role. Stories like "PMS: why does this have to be a thing?" and Becky's own personal story related to that topic. Interstitial cystitis (in-tur-STISH-ul sis-TIE-tis) — also called painful bladder syndrome — is a chronic condition causing bladder pressure, bladder pain and sometimes pelvic pain. The pain ranges from mild discomfort to severe. What is it and why? And is there really no cure? If so how do you treat it? A packed full 30min interview!
FUNCTIONAL FRIDAYS LIVE 3: EMILY HECKER ON THE KETO DIET
Finding the root cause of her patients' illness through diet and lifestyle change is what Emily loves most about her functional medicine practice. Becky Schoenig of SymBowl Healthy & Lifestyle Eats in St. Louis interviews Emily Hecker about Keto and how this recently popularized diet really works.
FUNCTIONAL FRIDAYS EPISODE 2: WHAT IS FUNCTIONAL MEDICINE? LIVE WITH DR. SETH GERLACH
Dr. Gerlach works to find the root of patients' problems, not just treating the symptoms. In order for a doctor to truly correct your health, they need to understand a multitude of factors that contribute to who you are, and how you reached this place with your health.
FUNCTIONAL FRIDAYS EPISODE 1
Impactful stories based around functional medicine and food with Becky Schoenig and Gregory Owens, owners of SymBowl: Healthy & Lifestyle Eats in St. Louis Missouri.
EPISODE 19: ERIC CORNETT WITH DR. OLIVIA JOSEPH
We chat with Eric Cornett, colleague of Dr. Olivia Joseph, about food and preservatives in the packing process.
EPISODE 18: JEFF STEIN WITH E|TAB
After almost twenty years building and driving four different agencies, Jeff Stein now directs multiple channels of technology for a portfolio holdings company focusing on innovation in the hospitality sector. With e|tab, he makes online ordering easy for independent restaurants and multi-location operators.
EPISODE 17: THE STORY OF SYMBOWL
EPISODE 15: CORINNE SCHEITLIN ON THE PALEO DIET
Corinne Scheitlin is a certified Reiki Master with 11 years of hands on healing experience. She has served as a Whole Body Wellness Practitioner with 18 years of clinical experience and research on herbal remedies, holistic nutrition, and life coaching. She professionally designs nutritional programs based on individual needs, culture, blood type, ancestors, health concerns, emotional concerns, habits, ethics and spirituality with the added support of herbs, vitamins, minerals, muscle testing, and various body assessments.
EPISODE 14: DR. OLIVIA JOSEPH OF THE WELLNESS CONNECTION
Join us as we talk about food as medicine with Dr. Olivia of Wellness Connection Chiropractic in O'Fallon, Missouri. She does in-person and virtual consultations with her patients to help them find the answers to ailments conventional medicine's diagnose-and-treat-method just quite figure out. Here she explains Hashimoto's Disease, inflammation in the body, and how you can take control of your diet and your illnesses.
EPISODE 13: STACEY HACKMAN CHECKING IN
If you've followed along with #TeamStacey over the last couple of months, you already know that Stacey has been gracefully sharing her journey of reimagining her diet in ways that heal her guts. Battles within her body led to multiple surgeries and now she is working with a team of doctors and the folks at SymBowl to get on the right track. Today we are checking in with her progress.
EPISODE 12: DR. JASON CIARAMITARO
Dr. Jason Ciaramitaro helps us learn how SymBowl, the Healthy Lifestyle Restaurant, works with local nutritionists, chiropractic doctors, and functional medicine doctors to know how to bring Autoimmune Protocol savvy ingredients to the favorite sauces people with these issues have. If you know anyone with Type 2 Diabetes, Autoimmune issues, or the like, listen up!
EPISODE 11: PRYMAL'S RYAN HANSEN
Ryan Hansen is a New York native with plenty of tattoos. After graduating college with a degree in entrepreneurship, Ryan left corporate America after a brief stint to follow his passion and gift for teaching fitness. He is the head coach and owner of PRYMAL, a movement experience combining yoga, athleticism, strength, and gymnastics. His training is designed to burn fat and build muscle while helping people to move well and often. The goal of every session is for each client to leave feeling better than they did when they walked in.
EPISODE 10: DANNY ZOFNESS WITH REASONWHY PRODUCTIONS!
What's your Reason Why? Danny Zofness of Reason Why Prodictions creates visual stories of the Why behind local businesses. He knows there is always something bigger going on behind the scenes. Using his camera he gets to the heart of all the hard work that goes into creating anything we put out into the world!
EPISODE 9: WES PRENTICE
Wes Prentice is the head chef of SymBowl Chesterfield, and a beloved member of the SymBowl team. Here he shares his story, a heartwarming tale of how he needed a kidney transplant. The process of receiving or giving an organ is an enormous undertaking that most of us will not be able to comprehend in our lifetime. This interview offers a humbling and insightful perspective on life, food and work.
EPISODE 8: MEET NATHALIE OF OVERLOOK FARMS
Meet Nathalie of Overlook Farms! Located on 327 acres in Clarksville, Missouri, this is where SymBowl sources pork and bacon. You won't find anything like this at most eateries! Nathalie talks to Becky and Greg about the farm, their bed and breakfast, and getting local food to our communities.
EPISODE 7: ONE ON ONE WITH GREG & BECKY
Becky and Greg go from being the interviewers to the interviewees, one-on-one. They discuss the more traditional mode of operations in today's restaurant industry, brush on the spiritual side of things, and explain much of the why and the how they do all they do with SymBowl.
EPISODE 6: KOMBLU KOMBUCHA
Can kombucha really heal you? Join us in a conversation with Andria, the founder of Komblu Kombucha, and her daughter Sequoia. Kombucha has become the trend in the past several years, but find out what makes Komblu unique. These women hold a special place in the heart of SymBowl restaurants. We were the first to start retailing bottles of Komblu and since then have created a great friendship. You can also find the first "Booch Bar" to get kombucha on draft at our St. Charles location!
EPISODE 5: Q&A WITH CAREY WILHITE
Cary Wilhite of Think Tank marketing in St. Louis turns the tables in this episode and asks Becky and Greg the questions!
EPISODE 4: SPARK! STUDENTS IN OUR SHARK TANK
Meet three young entrepreneurs from Parkway School District's Spark! program: Valerie Tsukhai with "The Truth Behind Forensics" and a new concept, "DragonPak." Kaloeb Salter with "B Cubed Media" and Hayden Crandall with "Twisted Bowties."
EPISODE 3: BALANCE
What happens when two independent business owners fall in love? Merging their two families, managing several businesses, and creating space for their relationship with one another takes a serious balancing act! From running a nightclub to starting a yoga studio and everything in between, listen in as Bobbi and Rusty share their secrets to success with us.
EPISODE 2: FREEDOM
Sarah is not much different than many of us young moms trying to figure out where we belong and who we are. Wolfy lived his life on the streets for over 7 years while jumping trains and playing music. It's almost a "Cinderella scenario" as to how they meet. It's interesting how so many of us define what freedom is and what community is, but in this interview you will clearly identify a pattern: that it is the simple things in life that mean the most.
EPISODE 1: PASSION
When a chef who knows one way of life, what happens when a motorcycle accident changes everything in the blink of a eye? Sandra and Chef Chris Lee give us a glimpse inside their past year, discovering a new passion and where your priorities in life fall. We laugh, we love and we have faith in something greater and give thanks to all that we have.