Episode 29: Jodie Pappas on PCOS, orthorexia and her skincare brand Clean Kiss
Jodie Pappas is the founder of the vegan, cruelty free beauty company, Clean Kiss. In this interview, we go back to her twenties for her biggest turning point; discovering she had Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS). She and her husband were trying to have a baby at the time and this lead to her needing fertility treatment. She was one of the lucky ones and ended up having a daughter and later twins.
The next turning point for her came when she says she "took the wellness diet too far" and she developed an unhealthy obsession known as Orthorexia. She talks openly about how it impacted her life and how she sought treatment.
We end with her latest turning point; creating her brand Clean Kiss. Jodie went back to school to become a certified plant-based Skincare Formulator and started creating her own products. Clean Kiss focuses on pro-aging messaging and you'll hear more about why that's important to Jodie in this episode.
A huge thank you to Fanshawe College for being one of our sponsors this season. You can find out more about Fanshawe's continuing education courses here: FanshaweC.ca/CE