Tipping Point Nutrition Podcast

Joanne and Krishn Makwana are a husband and wife team, Nutritionists, culinary nutrition experts, Functional fitness enthusiasts.
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Dec 3, 2018

Neuro-Linguistic Programming can be described as the 'language of the brain.'

In episode #42 Joanne speaks with Brenda Johnston, an NLP Practitioner who helps high performers to reprogram their internal beliefs around money & success. 

NLP helps people to learn about the power of the subconscious, why they perceive things the way do and how these world perceptions influence their behaviour.

Brenda shares how simply being conscious of or re-framing negative repetitive thought patterns can help us to over-ride them or replace them with new and helpful thoughts. Some of the topics touched on in the episode include:

  • Where negative programming comes from and how it affects us later in life.
  • Why children are most susceptible to programming and how our early experiences shape us.
  • The importance of reinforcing positive behaviours/self talk with kids and leading by example (despite our own negative programming.)
  • Identifying the blocks and programming that hinders our success.
  • How having a scarcity mindset translates into all aspects of our lives.
  • Strategies for changing negative thought patterns.


Referenced on the show:

Connect with Brenda Johnston:



Oct 11, 2018

In episode #41 Joanne chats with Frederic Limon a YouTuber and Producer who ditched his smart phone in favour of a simple flip phone.

Frederic is speaking out as a 'Digital Wellness Advocate', encouraging dialogue around the smart phone addiction so rampant today.

Frederic shares:

  • What his smart phone habits looked like prior to going back to a flip phone.
  • The battle for our attention and the resources dedicated to keeping us chained to our devices.
  • The steps he took to limit his smart phone use and why he decided to ditch it entirely.
  • How he handles the 'fear of missing out' (FOMO) that accompanies not having a smart phone.
  • What he misses (and loves) most about not having a smart phone.
  • How online behaviours are changing both the human brain and our social norms.
  • His approach for teaching his daughter healthy digital habits.

    To learn more about Frederic, email or visit his YouTube channel, Soundtrack Reviews is a channel for non-musicians to understand why they love (or hate) the music from the movies and TV shows they watch, in an entertaining way!

You can also find Frederic's initial blog post 'Why I Switched to a Flip Phone in 2018 and Never Looked Back' here.

Sep 25, 2018

In episode #40 Krishn & Joanne launch into Fall with a conversation about:

  • Why joint mobility exercises are imperative for overall movement.
  • The importance of having a hobby.
  • The medical device industry + The Bleeding Edge documentary.
  • Modern challenges and the benefits of going back to a flip phone.
  • MS, the vascular connection and Joanne's new sleep 'experiment' (which Krishn is SO thrilled about.)
  • + more!

Resources mentioned throughout the show:




Aug 27, 2018

In episode #39, Joanne chats with Sara Fennell a retired IFBB Pro Figure Athlete and international fitness and cover/model. Sarah also happens to be among the top 100 internet retailers for her fitness programs

Sara has recently been speaking out about her personal experience with deteriorating health after breast implant surgery. Listen in as Sara shares:

  • How her journey into the fitness industry began.
  • What it was like beginning an online fitness business back when online businesses were largely unheard of.
  • What it was like competing in an extreme, aesthetic-based industry.
  • Deciding to get breast implants.
  • The decline in her health and gradual appearance of Fibromyalgia-like symptoms following her implant procedure.
  • Reaching the tipping point and undergoing explant surgery (the removal of breast implants) + the state of her health following the procedure.
  • Her transition from fitness coaching to marketing, online and digital coaching programs.
  • Her success with her podcast, The Fulfillment Project.





Aug 7, 2018

In episode #38, Krishn & Joanne discuss a wide variety of topics including:

  • The importance of bio-individuality and recognizing there isn't one diet that works for everyone.
  • Steven Gundry's Plant Paradox and why certain plant foods are problematic (especially for those with autoimmune disease.)
  • What is Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO) and low FODMAP diets?
  • How fasting benefits the digestive system and promotes healing.
  • The purpose of movement and how to foster a movement-based culture (+ how technology is affecting activity levels amongst children.) 
  • + More!

Specific books and articles referenced:

Jul 23, 2018

In episode #37 we're chatting Epigentics, the study of how external factors affect gene expression. It's the instructions given to our DNA to tell it how to behave. We're learning more about this fascinating field of study every day and it's now apparent that we are not at the mercy of our genes (as once thought). We actually have the ability to change gene expression through our daily activities!

Tune in as we discuss the various environmental and lifestyle factors that have the ability to activate the same genes that affect cancer, the immune system, chronic disease and more. Plus, learn how to optimize your health and thrive despite your genetics!

Articles and other health news referenced throughout the show include:

Jun 18, 2018

In episode #36 Krishn speaks with Josh Gitalis, Clinical Nutritionist and founder of the Functional Nutrition Certification Program.

Josh is a wealth of knowledge and helps clients to reach their health and wellness goals through evidence-based, functional nutrition/functional medicine. After completing his nutrition training in Canada, he later went on to complete his Functional Nutrition Certification with the Institute of Functional Medicine based in Washington, DC.

His relentless quest for answers in relation to the origin of disease has been integral in the success he's achieved in not only developing healing protocols for clients, but in helping other practitioners to apply their training to real-world settings. He is a gifted teacher, always  searching for the latest health/ nutrition research and breaking down complex topics into something both clients and practitioners can not only understand, but leverage in real world settings.

Tune in to learn more about Josh's personal journey down the path of functional medicine, where he thinks the industry is headed and some of his top tips for achieving optimal health.


May 7, 2018

Krishn and Joanne speak with Float Tank Barrie owners Mitch and Charles about all things floating. Learn:

  • What floating is.
  • Our first floating experiences.
  • The physical and psychological benefits of floating.
  • The importance of getting quiet and being alone.
  • The effects of eliminating external stimuli.
  • Floating for recovery.
  • Techniques for optimizing floating.
  • And more!

Apr 10, 2018

In episode #33, Krishn and Joanne chat about the effects of coffee on the body, Daylight Savings Time, fish farm operations, pushing through the urge to quit a hobby + more!

Mar 15, 2018

In episode #32 Joanne chats with Benjamin Hardy a writer who focuses on self improvement, motivation and entrepreneurship. Ben is the #1 writer for and a PhD candidate in Industrial and Organizational Psychology.

In this interview, Ben discusses the premise of his new book, Willpower Doesn't Work touching on topics such as:

  • The importance of changing your environment.
  • Why success is dependent on our ability to adapt.
  • What it means to have a point of no return.
  • The difference between wannabe entrepreneurs and actual entrepreneurs.
  • How becoming a foster parent transformed him.
  • Western societies obsession with individualism.
  • Why it's crucial to have a high recovery environment.

Whether you're an entrepreneur or aspiring to make some needed changes in your life, tune in to listen to Ben's advice for crafting an environment conducive to success.

Feb 20, 2018

In episode #31, Krishn and Joanne discuss optimizing brain health through activation of the glymphactic system (a drainage system specific to the brain and newly discovered in 2012), intermittent fasting and the ketogenic diet. Resources referenced throughout the show include:


Feb 12, 2018

In the fall of 2011 Colleen Kelly Aleksander, a cyclist and lifelong athlete, was cycling home from work when she was run over by a multi-ton freight/transport truck. Flat lining twice, Colleen sustained horrifying injuries and suddenly found herself faced with the fight of her life.

The definition of determination and resilience; Colleen not only defied all odds by surviving, but has since gone on to complete over 50 races and 40 triathlons despite the trauma. In episode #30, Joanne chats with Colleen touching on:

  • What it's like to be in a medically induced coma for over 5 weeks.
  • How she pushed through the 30+ surgeries, medical procedures and many set backs that followed the trauma.
  • The importance of nutrition + how her physical condition and history as an athlete helped her body to heal.
  • What it means to be a 'product of heroes.'
  • Why she felt the need to organize a fundraiser from her hospital bed and how her drive to compete helped in her recovery.
  • The role her husband Sean played in not only supporting, but advocating for her.
  • The emotional toll (including anxiety, depression and PTSD), that follows a traumatic experience.
  • What life looks like nearly 7 years after the incident.
  • The resilience of the human spirit.

Learn more about Colleen:



Feb 6, 2018

In episode #29 Joanne speaks with Justin Ehrlich of . Based out of San Diego, California, Justin has long been drawn to the many modalities practiced by the Ancient Chinese and specializes in Integrative Chinese Medicine. Justin speaks to a wide variety of topics including:

  • Biohacking
  • Daoism
  • Benefits of Martial Arts
  • Fasting
  • Life coaching and finding purpose
  • The importance of getting quiet, mindfulness, breathing and meditation
  • Plus more!
Jan 28, 2018

It's Sunday -  time to slow down and catch up! In episode #28, Joanne reflects on the 7 year anniversary of the CCSVI procedure in Costa Rica to open blocked veins.

Other topics include: Nestle's acquisition of supplement companies, its controversial water extraction practices and the infant formula scandal that dates back to the 70s. We also discuss food additives and the new docuseries, ROTTEN.

Jan 22, 2018

In episode #27 we (Joanne and Krishn) discuss the growing number of experts sounding the alarm on the consequences of smartphone use and addiction. We take a look at how smartphones are dumbing us down and affecting our social skills, reducing our ability to retain information and shortening the average person's attention span. We also look at how electronics introduced to young children impact growth and healthy development from a physical, emotional and psychological perspective.

Articles and resources referenced throughout the show include:

Nov 20, 2017

In episode #26, we discuss employee bereavement leave following the death of a family member, grief, living a virtuous lifestyle, reducing 'small talk', what we've been reading, parkour training, overall movement, pelvic health/Diastis Recti and more!

Nov 5, 2017

In this episode of the Tipping Point Nutrition podcast Joanne and Krishn chat about what they've been reading, the many environmental factors contributing to disease, Alzheimer's, overall brain health and more.

Jul 25, 2017

In episode #24, Joanne and Krishn discuss recent books read and some of the latest documentaries they've seen covering a wide range of topics such as misinformation in the health world, placebo/nocebo effect, the power of belief and the role parents play in formulating a child's beliefs and subconscious mind.

Books, articles and other resources mentioned throughout the show:

Jun 2, 2017

In episode #23, we reflect on overcoming challenges and a variety of topics including the importance of teeth, the advent of cooking, detrimental effects of sitting and more. Articles, books and videos referenced on the show include:

Apr 4, 2017

Trish Allan is a Clinical Nutritionist and the founder of Healthy, Vibrant Living ( In her practice, Trish works with a wide variety of clients, using personal experiences to help others make empowered changes and optimize their health.

In this episode, Trish shares the story of her personal health crisis, which involved a debilitating back injury that left her bed-ridden and in constant pain. Trish discusses how the injury forced her to slow down and make her health a priority again. She also shares how the road to recovery would forever alter her lifestyle, outlook on life and even her career path. Tune in to hear Trish's remarkable story of perseverance, healing and personal growth.

Apr 4, 2017

Trish Allan is a Clinical Nutritionist and the founder of Healthy, Vibrant Living ( In her practice, Trish works with a wide variety of clients, using personal experiences to help others make empowered changes and optimize their health.

In this episode, Trish shares the story of her personal health crisis, which involved a debilitating back injury that left her bed-ridden and in constant pain. Trish discusses how the injury forced her to slow down and make her health a priority again. She also shares how the road to recovery would forever alter her lifestyle, outlook on life and even her career path. Tune in to hear Trish's remarkable story of perseverance, healing and personal growth.

Mar 13, 2017

Biodiversity is defined as the variety of life within an ecosystem. In this interview, we speak with Judy Newman from Seeds of Diversity about the importance of biodiversity and the preservation of heirloom/endangered food crops. Judy speaks extensively on the resources available to help educate people on the importance of maintaining and cultivating genetic crop variety.


Feb 13, 2017

In episode #20, we chat about a variety of health topics including movement/ exercise modalities, acetaminophen, mindset and making changes. Books/sites referenced in this episode include:

  • Wim Hoff Method (
  • ProBodX: Proper Body Exercise, Marv Marinovich
  • Becoming a Supple Leapord, Dr. Kelly Starrett
  • Salt Sugar Fat: How the Food Giants Hooked Us, Michael Moss
  • Move Your DNA: Restore Your Health Through Natural Movement, Katy Bowman
Feb 2, 2017

In this episode, Joanne chats with holistic nutritionist, Kristi Acuna. Kristi runs the Holistic Nutrition Center based out of Newport Beach, California (

Born with a severe case of psoriasis, Kristi shares her journey of healing and how her own health problems affected her career path. She also discusses the symptoms and solutions for hormone imbalance, one of the most common problems she sees in her clients today.

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