Podcast #32 – Kimia Arounian, Founder of Labels Matter

Podcast #32 – Kimia Arounian, Founder of Labels Matter

Helix & Gene
Helix & Gene
Podcast #32 - Kimia Arounian, Founder of Labels Matter

In this episode we interview Kimia Arounian, Echocardiographer, Biology B.S., and founder of the wildly popular – and informative – Instagram account ‘Labels Matter’.

When it comes to shopping for your family, the Labels Matter IG page is one of the best resources you can find on the internet.

Frankly, most of us were not taught how to properly read labels.

Kimia is leading the way towards changing that.


Here are a few of the key points we discuss …

  • What led Kimia to where she is today?
  • Why is it so important to read labels?
  • How can parents help their picky children eat better?
  • What matters most when it comes to your health?

… and much more.

Here’s one great quote from this episode:

It’s not necessarily that you’re going to get sick … it’s just that sometimes, there’s a better alternative … we have to go back to this way of eating & living … of being able to find products that don’t need the extra that we’ve been putting inside of them.” – Kimia Arounian

Be sure to listen to this one, and follow @labels_matter before your next trip to the grocery store!


2:00: Kimia gives us her background and explains what piqued her interest in health and wellness.

4:00 Dr. Benilevi explains why it has become very common for doctors to just “put a bandaid” on a patient’s health issues instead of looking for the root cause.

6:00 Kimia tells us what made her realize that Dr. Benilevi was the right doctor for her and her kids.

8:00 Kimia discusses what led her to create her popular Instagram page, Labels Matter.

12:00 Dr. Benilevi explains what stands out to him about Kimia’s posts and why he thinks they successfully reach so many people on social media.

15:00 What is high fructose corn syrup? Why is it so commonly used?

20:00 Are picky eaters due to behavioral, environmental, or genetic factors?

26:00 Kimia offers picky eater advice to parents based on her own experience with her children.

29:00 Kimia explains how she wants her followers to look at the “bigger picture” when it comes to a healthy lifestyle, rather than getting caught up in the small things that don’t matter as much.

37:00 What is the problem with all the food labels and certifications we have today? What is a shortfall of the vegan movement?

40:00 What types of foods does Kimia typically eat?


Kimia (@labels_matter) • Instagram photos and videos

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