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"Superfood" is a term that we are starting to hear a lot more of these days and algae is most definitely deserving of that title. This is the first podcast episode of its kind, where I get down with the founder of a nutrition brand that I am SUPER passionate about because of the LEGIT science behind the benefits of algae + my own validation towards it anecdotally. 

Catharine Arnston is the Founder + CEO of Energy Bits, an superior quality algae brand that consists of chlorella + spirulina tablets.  Energy Bits is one of safest + purest algae brands on the market (if not The most). 

The health benefits of CLEAN algae consumption are unarguable.  There is an abundance of research that proves how greatly beneficial adding algae to our diets can be.  I dig deep with Catharine to unpack the Science backed health benefits of algae in this episode. Some conversation highlights we discuss are:

  • Why algae is healthy for us
  • How algae can be especially great for Vegans, Vegetarians AND diets with heavy meat consumption. 
  • Why the quality of algae makes a major difference (clue: LEAD should not be a part of our diets)
  • How algae consumption supports longevity
  • The importance of consuming the FULL spectrum (essential + non essential) of Amino Acids 
  • The incredible similarities between Chlorophyll + our hemoglobin
  • Consuming Algae on a Ketogenic diet 
  • Why Algae is endorsed by NASA, the United Nations and Carnegie Institute as the most nutrient-dense food in the world.

I hope you enjoy this episode that we created to EMPOWER you with knowledge + tools that can support your optimal health/life performance. 

If you love it, let me know in your IG stories, comments- I love hearing from you!

ALSO: You can purchase energy bits with a 20% discount via by using BLACKBELTBEAUTY in the promo code!







Episode 12: Clinical Nutritionist Badass: Julie Keene- The pros + cons of "Tribal diets", Epigenetics, the ripple effect diet has our health & the world.


Juli Keene is a LEGIT wealth of knowledge in the area of diet, nutrition and wellness.


She is a clinical nutritionist with a degree in bio-chemistry and over 25 years of experience in the arena of healthcare. What I love so much about Juli in addtion to her knowledge is her straight-forward, no "sugar coating" (pun intended ;)), & incredibly genuine passion towards nutrition it's direct connection to health.  

In this episode Juli and I discuss the pro's and cons of "tribal diets" like Paleo, Keto, Veganisim, Vegetarian etc. vs. diets that are personalized for the individual based around their genes and lifestyle.  We also discuss how diet effects your genes and plays a major role in the over all performance of ones life and ways to start designing a diet that could be perfect for your optimal health and longevity. 

Juli will be a continual guest on BlackBeltBeauty Radio as we barely scratched the surface on this complex subject that we are so passionate about.  There's A LOT more to come with her so my hope is that you start following her, reading the incredible amounts of knowledge she shares on her Instagram account @julikeenenutritionist  . 

Im excited to open up the conversation of diet and nutrition on the podcast as most of you know BlackBeltBeauty is ALL about feeling great, looking great which lends to our ability to PERFORM great. Diet is truly where it all starts so this is a subject we are going to be diving deeply into as I get deeper into this podcast... the biology geek in me just got so excited at the thought!!! 🤓  You can learn more about Juli via her website:

I'd LOVE to hear your thoughts and any questions you might have from listening to this episode. And if you love this episode please spread the love and knowledge by sharing it with your people.

Enjoy! ❤️ xRx



 "FOOD- what the heck should I eat?" by Dr. Mark Hyman

"No more Ritalin- treating ADHAD with out drugs." by Mary Ann Block

DNA testing:



Keto expert: Scientist Dom D'agostino (This Joe Rogan podcast episode with him is a great way to learn more about Dom and his research in Keto. 


Epigenetics: The science of our genes. 

SNP: Single Nucleotide Polymorphisim

Oxalates: Oxalate is a naturally occurring molecule found in abundance in plants and humans. In plants, oxalate helps to get rid of extra calcium by binding with it. That is why so many high-oxalate foods are from plants. In humans, it may work as a “prebiotic,” feeding good bacteria in the gut.

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