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Dishing Up Nutrition

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Learn the connection between what you eat and how you feel. We'll explain how your food choices affect your energy, focus, moods and overall health. You will hear practical, real-life solutions for healthier living through good nutrition.

Learn the connection between what you eat and how you feel. We'll explain how your food choices affect your energy, focus, moods and overall health. You will hear practical, real-life solutions for healthier living through good nutrition.


Minneapolis, MN


Learn the connection between what you eat and how you feel. We'll explain how your food choices affect your energy, focus, moods and overall health. You will hear practical, real-life solutions for healthier living through good nutrition.




7/31/21 | Intestinal Connection to Depression

What goes in our gut may affect what goes on in our brain. Research has found that people who have Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) also have increased rates of depression. So if you or someone you love are experiencing anxiety, depression, low moods, chronic stress, constipation, diarrhea, bloating, gas, or other digestive or mental health issues this show is for you! Join Dar and Leah as they discuss the gut/brain connection and what you can do about.


7/24/21 | Arthritis & Joint Pain

Approximately 1 in 4 Americans experience arthritis. If you are one of the 55 million who have arthritis or if you are someone who experienced pain and inflammation frequently, you have to ask yourself, “what am I eating that is causing my pain?” In this show, we cover four food groups to avoid and eight anti-inflammatory food that would be beneficial to add in.


7/17/21 | Food's Connection to Anxiety

If you have anxiety or trouble sleeping, it may be related to your diet. Anxiety can be traced back to gluten and caffeine. It is also estimated that half of the country has a magnesium deficiency. Avocados and almonds are among the many foods in which you can increase your magnesium intake and get better sleep. In this episode, our nutritional specialists will provide tips and suggestions on what you can do nutritionally to avoid anxiety and sleep deprivation.


7/10/21 | Sugar Connection to Cancer

The National Cancer Institute predicts that almost 40% of the population will be diagnosed with cancer at some point in their lifetime. With that statistic in mind, what can you do? What nutritional practices will help reduce your risk of getting cancer? In this show, we’ll cover facts about sugar, how it relates to cancer, and what you can do to decrease your risk.


7/3/21 | How to Use Farmer’s Market Vegetables

Heard the buzz about buying local and shopping at farmer’s markets in the summer for your produce? Join us as two nutritionists and a culinary educator chef tackle the topic of how to shop the market and what to do with all those delicious veggies once you get them home.


6/26/21 | Autoimmune Disease

In today's episode our hosts discuss diet and how it relates to autoimmune disease. Learn how to incorporate more nutrition into your life without sacrificing flavorful meals. Our hosts talk about their experience with Celiac disease, MS and other autoimmune diseases.


6/19/21 | The Dental Diet Book Review

In today’s show, we are going to do an old-fashioned book review on the information-packed book The Dental Diet, written by Dr. Steven Lin, a board-accredited dentist and an author who practices dentistry in Australia. We’ll cover information on Dr. Lin’s findings about our teeth, our gums, our jaw structure and how they are connected to what we eat – our nutrition! We’ll share what role food and nutrition play in tooth decay, crooked teeth, and what nutrients are needed for strong healthy...


6/12/21 | Healthy Food to Prevent Disease

Today's hosts discuss eating well to feel good both physically and mentally. How dieticians can help you prevent Alzheimer's and develop a healthier lifestyle post pandemic.


6/5/21 | All About Men's Health

Brittany and Theresa help answer some important questions concerning men and how diet can affect their overall health. This is an information packed episode that focuses on men's heart health, prostate health, fertility, and mental health.


5/22/21 | Step Up Your Foot Health

Have you ever had a foot cramp that was so painful you found yourself jumping out of bed trying to ease the cramp and reduce the pain? Are you on your feet for hours throughout the day? Are you a runner or do you have athletes in your house playing all the sports? Perhaps you’re looking forward to being outside this summer in your sandal gear! You’ll want to tune in to this show to learn what to eat and what to avoid to support your foot health and decrease leg and foot pain.


5/15/21 | Male & Female Hormone Concerns

Women and men of all ages struggle with hormonal issues, such as hot flashes, night sweats, incontinence, sleep problems, bouts of anxiety and prostate problems. What most don’t know is that what they are eating is often times the cause of these hormonal problems. Listen in as two nutritionists share what to cut out for less anxiety, hot flashes, bladder control and the list goes on.


5/08/21 | Teen Health, Weight, Energy, Sports & Stress

1 in 3 adolescents between the ages of 13 to 18 will experience an anxiety disorder and the rate is increasing. If you’re a parent and wondering what you can do to prevent this from happening to your children, listen in. Two nutritionists (one a mom of three preteens herself) are chatting all about teen health, from weight issues and wanting that perfect body; about energy; about excelling in sports; and about all of the stress of missing school and their friends. Listen in, this hour is not...


5/01/21 | Heart Health Tune-Up

If you are concerned about your cholesterol numbers, a blood vessel blockage wondering why cardiovascular disease is still the #1 killer of Americans, listen in. We have Dr. Steven Masley, author of The 30-Day Heart Tune-Up, joining us and explaining the myth about cholesterol and why Statin medications may not be the best answer for your heart health.


4/24/21 | How to Stop Junk Food Cravings

Two nutritionists explore why we have junk food cravings; why we give in to them, even when we know they are not good for us; and how we can stop these junk food cravings.


4/17/21 | Is Your Gut Healthy and How To Fix It

Listen in to learn what’s behind common signs of poor gut health and suggest simple health habits and foods to relieve the gas, bloating and pain. Even if you don’t struggle with those issues, did you know that having good gut health plays an important role in every part of your health, from your mood to your immune function and pretty much everything in between? Listen in!


4/10/21 | Nutrition & Mental Health

Adults and teens are struggling with anxiety and mental health. Period. On this episode of Dishing Up Nutrition we don’t just want to look at the problem; we want to offer some possible solutions with how nutrition affects mental health, without a doubt. Special guest Dr. Korn often says “Change your mood with your food.” Listen in to learn how.


4/03/21 | Have You Ever Been Told to Lose Weight for Better Cholesterol Numbers?

Two dietitians answer if your weight affects your cholesterol or is that just a myth? It does seem that every health problem is blamed on a person’s weight but today we’re aiming to help listeners understand that the cholesterol in eggs does not affect the cholesterol in your blood. The real culprit is the sugar you are eating that makes cholesterol. Listen in to learn more.


3/27/21 | Health at Every Size

Today’s show is less about physical health; instead it is more about social and emotional health at every weight. Listen in as two dietitians explore what health has to do with weight and how health really means much more than just a number on the scale. Listen in to learn more.


3/20/21 | Managing Pain & Inflammation with Food

The U.S. is seeing almost an epidemic of serious inflammation problems, which usually results in an excessive amount of pain. Inflammation can be difficult to perceive as it can show up in many ways and symptoms. From knee pain to fatigue, weight gain or diarrhea, the list can be endless. Listen in as two nutritionists explore the reasons for this widespread occurrence of inflammation and some foods and supplements we have found to be helpful.


3/13/21 | What Do My Cravings Mean?

We’re breaking down common nutrient deficiencies directly related to cravings. For example, trouble sleeping or muscle cramps (like Charlie horses) are symptoms of a magnesium deficiency which often manifests in cravings for chocolate. If you crave salt, it is a good chance you are dehydrated. Listen in for more cues your body is sending … and you may be missing entirely!