Stacey Chillemi is a popular, recognizable lifestyle reporter, expert, columnist, and health host. Author of The Complete Guide to Natural Healing along with 20 other published books. She is the founder of Stacey has been on numerous lifestyle and health-related TV and radio programs, and is a recognized health and natural remedies expert, with over 20 years in practice as a Health Coach. Stacey has been a guest on the Dr. Oz Show, local news, and numerous radio shows.

Why is reducing stress so important, especially around the holidays?

“People don’t realize it, but like 60 to 90% of all illnesses are stress-related illnesses. Many people don’t realize that a lot of things such as heart disease, stroke, high blood pressure, cholesterol, depression, many things come from stress.”

How do the foods we eat affect our bodies?

“When we eat a lot of foods that aren’t natural, that are processed or have a lot of artificial ingredients and chemicals that shouldn’t be in foods but are in foods to keep the foods fresher longer or looking to make them look more plumper, those ingredients and those processed foods get in our bodies. And it’s very hard for our bodies to break those chemicals or those artificial ingredients or those foods in general down. And when they do break it down, a lot of times you feel sluggish.”

What are some ways to improve our holiday eating habits?

“Know when to listen to your body and to, you know, eat reasonable portion sizes. You know, you could always cheat and have fun and have your cookies and have a little cake here and there, but just don’t overdo it.”

Can you share with me your most successful or favorite networking story/experience that you’ve had?

“I had one time written a book on epilepsy and I taught people how to cope with epilepsy in the book and shared a lot of good tips on how to get on with life. And you know, I shared a lot of my own stories and other people’s stories in it. And a person had walked by one day in Barnes and Nobles and they picked up the book and them…”

How do you stay in front of or best nurture your network community?

“I like to use YouTube and I like to, on my website, I share a lot of articles and I really encourage people to contact me and to ask questions.”

What advice do you have for the professional on growing their network?

“It takes time. I see a lot of people get frustrated. They try to grow their network and they don’t see results right away and they get frustrated. It takes time and it also takes quality. I tell people it’s not quantity. It’s quality.”

Digital networking or traditional networking?

“I think our society is going towards more videos and going more digital. You know, as time goes on, people are looking for a quick answer. People don’t like to read as much as they did.”

If you could go back to your 20-year-old self, what would you tell yourself to do more or less of regarding your career?

“I probably would have done things a little bit differently where I would have done more public speaking and I would’ve done more videos.”

We’ve all heard of the 6 degrees of separation… Now, who would be the one person you’d love to connect with, and do you think you could do it within the 6th degree?

“One person I think is really great. I think Dr. Axe did a great job. He started out as a chiropractor and he had his mother (whom) had an illness, I believe it was cancer. And he tried to find a healthy way too, you know, a healthy way to help her overcome her cancer.”

Any final words of advice for our listeners?

“Be 100% passionate at what you do and always be very supportive to other people and give encouragement and motivation and inspiration.”


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