Sick & The City

Melanie Shafranek & Amanda Tiberi

TWO SICK CHICKS IN NEW YORK SPILLING THE TEA ON CHRONIC ILLNESS. Amanda (@grabaspoonwellness) and Melanie (@everybodybymel) have both been dealing with chronic illness for almost a decade. Together, they have found a space to feel like themselves discussing all things alternative healing, nutrition, and celebrity gossip. Join them to hear about living life in New York while balancing symptoms, jobs, relationships, and their own businesses. read less
Health & FitnessHealth & Fitness
NutritionNutrition
Alternative HealthAlternative Health

Episodes

Episode 18: Energy Healing & Lyme Coaching With Amanda Dahl
Apr 4 2022
Episode 18: Energy Healing & Lyme Coaching With Amanda Dahl
In Episode 18 of Sick & The City, Amanda and Mel have the honor of interviewing Amanda Dahl from Dahl Holistic Health! In this supercharged episode, the two chat about all things energy healing with Amanda Dahl, learn more about her first hand experience, as well as her experience working with others in the chronic illness community. The duo also share their own experiences with energy and reiki. The episode closes out with steamy Hot Goss, with all the hot happenings in the world of TV that Amanda & Mel just cannot get enough of.   About Amanda Dahl Amanda took the energy healing scene by storm after her own intense journey with chronic illness. With her gentle guidance and fresh approach, clients who have “tried everything,” enjoy accelerated healing and renewed hope. Physical, emotional, and spiritual needs are considered as Amanda leads clients to a life of health and new possibilities. Amanda and her husband, Christopher, co-own Dahl Holistic Health, where they use energy healing, health and soul coaching, muscle testing, energy sensing, somatic exercises, and mindset work to activate people’s vitality so they can thrive! Visit https://dahlholistichealth.com/  to work with Amanda!   Intro & Catch Up Sesh Amanda’s trip to Expo West (1:00)Mel’s new job (8:00) Interview with Amanda Dahl – (12:30) How she got into energy healing (16:00)Energy healing & chronic illness (22:30)How energy healing works “Talkin the Woo & the Science” (30:00)Tools for healing (35:00)How to start energy work (46:00) Hot Goss (54:00) The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (55:00)Ted Lasso (1:01:40)How I Met Your Father (1:09:51)Yellow Jackets (1:12:09)Bachelorette (1:14:00)
Episode 15: The Tea on Toxins
Nov 1 2021
Episode 15: The Tea on Toxins
Take a ride on the toxic side with Amanda and Mel in this week’s episode of Sick & The City! In Episode 15, Amanda and Mel talk toxins in the world that surrounds us. From beauty products to laundry detergent, the two address how to spot toxins in your products, the importance of clean products, and their favorite products and brands. There's tea spilled, information shared, and as always, the episode closes out with laughs and Hot Goss! You won’t want to miss this episode! Intro: Mel Feeling off & Applied Kinesiology (1:00)Amanda’s New News (11:45) Topic: Toxins in your environment - (16:38) Mel’s Experience with Toxins & Chemical Sensitivity (18:00)Clean Beauty & Beauty Counter (22:43)How to Spot Toxins in your Products (25:22)Endocrine Disruptors & Xenoestrogens (29:16)Weight Gain & Toxins (34:50)Non-Toxic Products & Brands we Love (38:17) Hot Goss (49:03) The Bachlorette (49:07)YOU Season 3 (51:24)Maid (52:41) RESOURCES: Shop for Beauty Counter with MelanieVisit EWG.org to learn more about the Toxic 20 and the products in your homeBerkey Water Filter for your at-home water filtration systemKaley Were Beauty non-toxic make-up artist in NYCEC3 Air Purification Candle for Mold in your home Disclaimer: The content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition
Episode 9: All You Need To Know About Navigating COVID-19, mRNA Vaccines & Chronic Illness
Jun 1 2021
Episode 9: All You Need To Know About Navigating COVID-19, mRNA Vaccines & Chronic Illness
In their latest episode, Amanda & Mel tackle the vastly important topic of COVID-19 & Vaccines. Understanding the sensitivity around this hot topic, the duo aim to present facts, research and details to equip their audience with easy-to-digest information without any bias. Amanda & Mel rely on personal experience, research studies and info from The Whole View, a podcast by Dr. Sarah Ballantyne, PhD & Stacy Toth to bring you this very special episode.   Intro: Decisions, Disclaimers & Details (1:27) Topic: COVID-19, mRNA Vaccines & Chronic Illness Mel’s Covid Journey (6:00)Is it Covid or Chronic Illness? (15:00)Things that Helped Deal with Covid-19 (17:35)What you need to make the big V decision (24:00)Vaccine Injury & Chronic Disease (28:41)mNRA Vaccines: How, What, Why (33:15)Vaccine & Chronic Illness Flares (40:00)Allergic Reactions to the V & Should I get the Second Dose (47:00)Myth Busting! (52:00)Menstruation, Hormones & Shedding (53:33)Do the mRNAs override our DNA? (1:01:00)Pregnancy & Pre-pregnancy (1:07:00) Can you get Covid-19 after getting Vaccinated? (1:19:00)Long Haul Symptoms and Moving Forward (1:29:00) Disclaimer: The content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. The scientific research and information provided in this episode were provided by Dr. Sarah Ballantyne, PhD of the Paleo Mom and The Whole View Podcast. If interested in references to the studies presented, please visit their website or listen to their vaccine series: episodes 440, 441, 443, 444, 454, and 455.
Episode 7: SIBO Made Simple With Phoebe Lapine
Apr 19 2021
Episode 7: SIBO Made Simple With Phoebe Lapine
In the seventh episode of SATC the girls make the topic of SIBO easy and accessible. Amanda and Mel cover the ins and outs of SIBO, how it is diagnosed, and how it is treated. Then in a very special guest interview, the duo speak to best-selling and award-winning food and health writer, Phoebe Lapine. In Phoebe's latest book, SIBO Made Simple, she equips people with information on how they can overcome their own underlying gut issues. Make sure to tune in for this fun and informative episode, and don't miss the return of Hot Goss!   Topics: Mel started her course, The Everybody Program (1:30)Our experience with SIBO: symptoms & what SIBO is (6:09)Mold, Lyme, and SIBO go together (10:50)How to get tested: breath tests (13:20)Low FODMAP diet is a temporary fix (16:39)Herbals for treatment & recovery (20:38)Fasting to support the MMC (23:19)DNRS is what cured Mel of SIBO (26:25)Problems with probiotics (29:19) Interview With Phoebe Lapine of Feed Me Phoebe: Phoebe’s journey with Hashimoto’s and writing her first book, The Wellness ProjectDiscovering SIBO and writing her book, SIBO Made Simple (36:00)Stress is the under appreciated root cause (38:56)SIBO & IBS (39:50)Healthy Hedonism: nourishing your body & feeding your spirit (45:00)Low FODMAP recipes in Phoebe’s new book (46:50)Phoebe’s podcast (51:24)Gut health myth busting (54:00) Hot Goss: YOUNGER SEASON 7 (1:00:53)Mel watched Love Island (1:05:07)Sweet Magnolias Recap (1:07:34)Demi Lovato Dancing With The Devil (1:12:14) Disclaimer: The content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.
Episode 6: Lyme Disease and Bee Venom Therapy with Brittany Elliott
Apr 5 2021
Episode 6: Lyme Disease and Bee Venom Therapy with Brittany Elliott
In this week’s episode Amanda and Mel dive into the dark world of Lyme Disease. The duo cover Amanda’s experience with the disease and co-infections, and details around diagnosis, and symptoms. The episode heats up with a special guest interview with Brittany Elliott (@britterbeez) about all things Lyme and her treatment with Bee Venom Therapy. Strap yourself in for an episode filled with information and entertainment. Topics: New shower filter (1:15)Mel’s 30th birthday (7:31)Amanda inviting Mel to her bachelorette party (16:11)Full moon madness (22:58) All Things Lyme Disease: Amanda’s experience with Lyme Disease (26:24)Co-infections: Babesia & Bartonella (31:09)Methods of treatment (35:20)The cost of Lyme treatment (43:27)Herx or die-off reactions (48:02)Does it ever go away? (50:10)LLMDs and getting tested (52:50) Interview: Brittany Elliott of @britterbeez Brittany's Lyme journey & living in mold (57:57)Bee Venom Therapy (1:12:02)Honoring & saving the bees (1:20:27)Bullying on social media (1:22:10)Recovery and progress from BVT (1:26:57) To learn more about Brittany or purchase her Bee Boxes visit her website: https://www.britterbeez.com/ Disclaimer: The content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.
Episode 5: Managing Chronic Illness & a Full-Time Job
Mar 22 2021
Episode 5: Managing Chronic Illness & a Full-Time Job
In this weeks episode, we are discussing the judgement and fear that comes along with having a chronic illness and a full-time job. We have both had our own experiences in an office environment while dealing with debilitating symptoms like fatigue, nausea, or brain fog. Throughout the years, we have learned how to manage the stress of a job and heal at the same time. Meal prep, arthritis tools, energy healing, and how to get by unnoticed at a happy hour are just a few of the topics we dive into. And a surprise singing performance from Mel as Amanda's prize for winning our Bachelor bet! You don't want to miss this one! Topics: Spring has sprung!! What to expect in Kapha season (2:53)What Mel's iris says about her health (4:48)Planning Mel's 30th B-day (9:44)Congrats to Amanda who quit her job and won our Bachelor bet (14:09) Managing Chronic Illness and your Full-Time Job: Judgement and fear when we were first dealing with symptoms at our jobs. How did our symptoms affect our work? (15:50)How your coworkers negative energy affects you (23:00)Tools to guard your energy (26:14)Flexibility and honesty at your job (29:18)Prepping food for work (35:36)Socialization at work: eating out & happy hour (39:29) How to manage stress and use your time wisely to heal even with a job (42:31)Tools and resources we use to help keep our symptoms at bay (45:45) Hot Goss: Mel sings because she lost our Bachelor bet (56:28) The Bachelor finale (59:52)What we’re rewatching (1:11:04)Cherry & Coming 2 America reviews (1:13:40)