Joy McCarthy of Joyous Health shares her wisdom about diet, sustainable detox, and lifestyle factors that are crucial to the health and success of go-getters.

Today I sat down with Joy McCarthy. Joy is a bestselling author, holistic nutritionist, and the chief blogger at Joyous Health. We got into so many topics that will give you ideas to implement into your life, starting today. We discussed the microbiome, detox, eczema, and the must-have habits that Joy will absolutely not negotiate on. This show is the perfect way to kickstart a program that we are offering called 6 in 6, where you can look at six fundamental lifestyle habits that you can implement over the next six weeks to “spiral your health toward a place of better healing and better living.” I hope to see you there!

Key Takeaways:

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[2:57] Like so many, Joy had personal health challenges that led her to where she is now.

[4:17] After Joy was prescribed a particular birth control pill, something shifted, and she decided to take another path.

[7:08] Do we need to get sick to find health?

[8:24] Detox must be a way of life.

[13:05] Supporting the liver is crucial.

[13:52] Fasting can be a great detox tool, but Joy recommends that you work with an expert when determining if a fast is right for you.

[17:17] One square centimeter of our skin holds a billion microbes. Our microbiome is beyond important.

[19:19] Building a healthy microbiome is not about eliminating pathogenic bacteria.

[22:41] Making your own fermented food is simple!

[23:48] Sugar is incredibly addictive.

[27:38] Eating enough protein and fat can be helpful for sugar cravings.

[28:18] Don’t touch artificial sweeteners. Use Stevia wisely.

[30:40] What about honey?

[32:03] If you feel like it throws you off, cut it out.

[32:52] Movement is key.

[33:51] You need fresh air everyday.

[34:35] Your body desperately needs sleep.

[36:36] Some health habits should be non-negotiable.

[40:30] Joy has always been a hard worker, which conditioned her to be an entrepreneur.

[41:52] Treat your business as a business.

[43:59] Live by your calendar.

[46:37] Health is happiness.

[47:45] Take this month’s quiz about toxicity and detox at

[48:46] Joy used to have a consistent morning routine, but now that she has a baby, it varies.

[50:35] Joy is reading Tools of Titans, by Tim Ferriss and The Whole Brain Child, by Daniel Siegel.

[51:43] Joy loves a Matcha Latte and Turmeric Ginger Tea.

[52:20] For fun, Joy loves to take walks and be in nature.

[52:52] Entrepreneurism can be innate, or can be learned.

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Mentioned in This Episode:

Legacy Facebook Group

Joyous Health

6 in 6 Program

Joyous Detox: Your Complete Plan and Cookbook to be Vibrant Everyday,
by Joy McCarthy

Joyous Health on Instagram

Joyous Health on Facebook

Joy’s Eczema Healing Guide


“For some people, it takes that rock bottom moment to decide you’re going to take care of yourself.”

“More and more, people are realizing the importance of prevention.”

“We don’t just detox in the Spring, we don’t just detox on January 1. We should be detoxing 365 days per year.”

“Less screen time, more green time.”

“Eating is an opportunity to either fight or fuel disease.”


Joy McCarthy is the Founder of Joyous Health, a Certified Holistic Nutritionist and best-selling author. A trusted nutrition expert, Joy has been featured in hundreds of publications both online and in print; and is a regular health expert on TV. Through her innate drive to inspire others, Joy has created numerous online programs and eBooks under JOYOUS U and is a faculty member at the Institute of Holistic Nutrition. Joy lives in Toronto with her husband Walker and their daughter Vienna.



Twitter: @joyoushealth

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