Food as Recovery to Health, Know Thy Self, & Understand Food Cravings with Rachel Lett

Episode 56

In this episode, I speak with Rachel Lett Chief Care Officer for Span Health. Rachel’s 20 year journey through Hodgkins Lymphoma has led her to become a registered nutritionist, chief care offer and co-founder of Span. They’re on a mission to help people unlock true health and discover what really works for them. Span translates the science ofpersonalizednutrition andlifestyleandguides you through aseries of experiments based on your unique data from 23andme,Apple Health / Watch, Oura ring and Freestyle Libre CGM and more.

Topics discussed:

Personal Experience Drives Transformation

Root Cause + Data + Personalization

Cancer Recovery Thru Proper Nutrition

Culinary School to Nutritionist

Food as Restoration of Health

Assess HOW You Feel After You Eat

Pain Becomes Your Identity Preventing Change

Pain is an Invitation to Look Deeper

Proper Nutrition as a Foundation to Recovery

Look at the Whole to Determine the Part

Start Small with Gradual Change

Mindset Around Foods

Create Habits and Slowly Add More

Understand Your Cravings

Foods Impact on Mood & Mindset

Where Do Cravings Come From

Organ Meat Supports Athletic Recovery






Deep Nutrition

Mastering Inflammation Alex Barkez?


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On The Rest & Recovery Podcast, you will learn from some of the foremost professionals and experts on the best ways to help you rest & recover. My hope is that you can bring your best self to life in your fitness pursuits, marriage, or as a parent to ensure your one life is lived well. The idea of the podcast came from a personal mission to help bring my best self to all things in my life.

My initial goal was to improve on my fitness pursuits as an endurance runner. However, as I began to examine the various components of my life, I realized some of the challenges started with some bad habits dating back to my 20’s. I would just keep going to work, college, and into late nights with friends with little sleep or consideration for the effects it was having on my body, mind, and spirit. It would always catch up with me and I would end up sick. This didn’t really stop over the years…the burn-out…it just occurred for different reasons.
Yes, I matured…a little… yet now I was married and a growing family with 3 little girls, a corporate job and still trying to pursue endurance sport’s goals. Up until a few years ago, I burned out in every way possible - physically and emotionally and mentally to the point I went into a season of ambiguity, indifference under performance devolving into depression. Since then, I have been on a journey to reclaim my life for myself and my family. This helped me learn about a variety of influencers that can help enable the proper level of rest and recovery to ensure I could show up with strength and stability.

My hope is my personal discovery story, along with the people from all walks of life discussing the various approaches, will lead you to the proper rest and recovery. So join me in the journey to learn how to live this one life to the fullest!