Want to use probiotics for specific health issues? In this segment, Tony and I discuss how and why probiotics can be useful for specific conditions like bloating, gas, weight loss, immune system health, candida and more. You’ll learn what types of probiotics help and which don’t for the issue you might want help with; along with supportive research for each.

Next, I have my very special guest and personal friend, Amy Newmark, who is an author, Editor-in-Chief, and Publisher for Chicken Soup For The Soul. We talk about Amy’s journey from the financial industry into writing for the soul. Listen in, to learn how you can personally help to change the world.


  • Tony and I discuss probiotics and how they can be used to heal health issues…
  • How probiotics are going to be a huge part of the future for natural medicine and why…
  • We talk about the specific issue of bloating and gas and probiotics…
  • How probiotics can help with weight loss…
  • Why it’s so important for our guts to eat healthy plant-based foods…
  • Tony shares how probiotics has a positive effect on the health of your immune system…
  • Amy shares what made her want to transition into literary and publishing world from a three decade career in the financial industry and Wall Street…
  • How Chicken Soup for the Soul come to be, and her journey…
  • Ways in which small gestures, positive attitudes, and good deeds can change the world…
  • How teachers play such an important part in society shaping and motivating our children…
  • Amy shares the biggest lesson she has learned in writing and editing her book series…


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About Amy Newmark

Amy Newmark is the bestselling author, editor-in-chief, and publisher of the Chicken Soup for the Soul book series. Since 2008, she has published 133 new books, most of them national bestsellers in the U.S. and Canada, more than doubling the number of Chicken Soup for the Soul titles in print today. She is also the author of Simply Happy, a crash course in Chicken Soup for the Soul advice and wisdom that is filled with easy-to-implement, practical tips for having a better life.

Amy is credited with revitalizing the Chicken Soup for the Soul brand, which has been a publishing industry phenomenon since the first book came out in 1993. By compiling inspirational and aspirational true stories curated from ordinary people who have extraordinary experiences, Amy has kept the 23-year-old Chicken Soup for the Soul brand fresh and relevant.

Amy graduated magna cum laude from Harvard University where she majored in Portuguese and minored in French. She then embarked on a three-decade career as a Wall Street analyst, a hedge fund manager, and a corporate executive in the technology field. She is a Chartered Financial Analyst.

Her return to literary pursuits was inevitable, as her honors thesis in college involved traveling throughout Brazil’s impoverished northeast region, collecting stories from regular people. She is delighted to have come full circle in her writing career—from collecting stories “from the people” in Brazil as a 20-year-old to, three decades later, collecting stories “from the people” for Chicken Soup for the Soul.

About Anthony Flores, or “T” as Kimberly affectionately refers to him: He is a long-time friend of hers who, after graduating from Stanford University, began researching and writing professionally in the health space 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! He can be found writing spiritual/inspirational words on Instagram @poetrybyanthony.


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