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In this episode, Tony and I discuss a hot topic…belly fat and hormones. Ugh! Why does fat seem to accumulate around our midsections more than any other part of our body? The truth may lie in specific hormones that become either elevated or reduced under specific conditions, and the ways to understand and work with them so you can shrink that tummy without compromising your health.

Next, we have my very special guest, Michèle Hozer, who is an Emmy-nominated and Gemini-winning filmmaker and editor. Listen in as Michèle shares her path that culminated in the research of sugar and the making of the documentary film, Sugar Coated.


  • We discuss the relationship between hormones and belly fat…
  • How hormones can affect belly fat…
  • Why the belly is so susceptible to fluctuations…
  • If stress contributes to the insulation and protection and protection of belly fat…
  • How to balance hormones and therefore balance belly fat…
  • We talk about environmental toxins and how they impact our overall health…
  • What Beauty Detox foods and daily habits can help re-balance hormones…
  • Michèle shares how she became interested in nutrition, sugar, and the food industry…
  • What path culminated in the making of the film, Sugar Coated
  • We discuss the history about sugar and the difference between then and now…
  • If the Western government should be involved in helping to regulate sugar…
  • How liquid sugar is particularly damaging to our children’s health…
  • Ways our society can become healthier…
  • We share what beauty foods can replace sugary goods…


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About Michèle Hozer

Michele has worked on more than 50 documentaries. Her work has received accolades from the most prestigious film festivals in the world, including the the Sundance Film Festival and the International Documentary Film Festival in Amsterdam.

Promise to the Dead picked up her first International Emmy nomination as an editor. Michelle’s directorial debut with Genius Within: The Inner Life of Glenn Gould won the coveted spot on the Academy Award short list as well as a Gemini for Best Biography.

Michele just completed her first solo feature length documentary in the combined roles of director, editor, and producer for Sugar Coated probing the role of sugar in a global healthcare epidemic.

About Tony Flores, a long-time friend of Kimberly who, after graduating from Stanford University, began researching and writing professionally full-time. He has a passion for natural health, especially Beauty Detox, and loves to share exciting new studies and insights he learns with Kimberly and the community!


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