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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.




12/3/22 | How Can The Holidays Sabotage Your Weight Loss?

We are well into the holiday season and are attending parties, family get-togethers, and even work celebrations. With all the festivities from now until New Years, we are certainly faced with more food challenges. Many of our clients are asking, “how can I maintain my good eating habits so I don’t regain the weight I have lost?” Today we want to help you make a plan to get through the holidays with tips on how to prioritize your health and well-being while still enjoying yourself and...


11/12/22 | Food Connection to Migraines

Do you or someone you love experience regular migraines? We know how debilitating they can be! We’ve helped many clients become detectives to figure out what is triggering these migraines and, in today’s show, we’ll offer you some potential food triggers that might be causing yours. As you tune in, ask yourself: When you got your last migraine, what did you eat a few hours before?


11/5/22 | Healthy Fats For Epilepsy Management

The average adult brain weighs about 3 pounds and is made up of at least 60% fat. For many of us, diet has an impact on brain function and today we’ll share research about how healthy fats are used for epilepsy management. We’ll touch on what foods stress the brain, how the ketogenic diet got started, and what small changes to your nutrition can produce big results, whether you suffer from seizures or are simply wanting a healthier brain and body.


10/29/22 | What Foods Cause Heart Disease

We know that heart disease is the #1 cause of death in our country so this is a very serious matter. More than ½ million Americans die each year from heart disease and it’s thought that almost 50% of our population is at risk for heart disease due to multiple risk factors. In today’s show we’ll go over what those risk factors are, what current research is saying about heart health, and what you can do with your nutritional habits to avoid a heart condition. Tune in to hear lots of great...


10/15/22 | The Food Connection to Acne

Acne is the most common skin condition in the US, a health concern for up to 50 million Americans annually. Both teens and adults experience acne and it can be a challenge no matter how old you are! Today, we’ll share information on how food impacts acne, healthy fats focus on for healthy skin, how hormones play a role, the blood sugar and inflammation connection to acne, and what foods to eat to support clear, healthy skin.


10/8/22 | Four Reasons For A Slow Metabolism

“I am not losing weight fast enough!” “ I feel better and have more energy, but the scale doesn’t budge.” “Should I cut down how much I am eating?” These are some common concerns we hear in clinic with folks who are starting out their wellness journey and today we will dig into at least four common reasons for slow weight loss. We will look at the possible underlying issues, how that challenged your metabolism, and what may be a solution to get your metabolism working again from a real food...


10/1/22 | Foods To Keep Urinary Tract Infections Away

About 60% of women will experience a urinary tract infection (a UTI) at some point in their life. And while men can get UTIs as well, women are 10 times as likely to get them and about 40% of women will get another UTI within 6 months of the first infection. Prevention is the key to being UTI free! In this show, we’ll share some symptoms of a UTI, what causes a UTI, what foods you will want to avoid or incorporate, and some key preventative supplements that might help as part of your...


9/24/22 | Energy-Packed Breakfast Ideas

We've heard the message that "breakfast is the most important meal of the day", but for many it's a challenge to squeeze in a healthy meal during the morning rush. 1/3 of Americans who do eat breakfast choose cold cereal, which is made up of 75% sugar or highly processed grains. Our nutritionists explain why a real-food balanced breakfast is important for all ages and will provide tips on how to start a new breakfast habit.


9/17/22 | Diverticulitis & Diverticulosis

30% of US adults between ages 50 to 59 have diverticulosis while 70% of those older than 80 struggle with it. In today’s show, we’ll explain the difference between diverticulitis and diverticulosis by describing what is happening in the colon. We’ll talk about what symptoms you might have with these two conditions and offer nutritional solutions to help you manage or prevent these health issues.


9/10/22 | How To Boost Your Broken Metabolism

When we think about our metabolism, it is a simple word but can be a complex process. Resetting your metabolism takes time and it can involve making many changes in your life… from how much you sleep you get to the amount of stress you are experiencing. Boosting a broken metabolism needs a nutritional approach and we are here to give you insights and ideas on how to get started as well as share some success we know is possible for you too.


8/27/22 | Carb Connection to Prediabetes & Type 2

Research from JAMA shows that 50% of the population has prediabetes or diabetes. Prediabetes and Type 2 can be prevented and even reversed when the right nutritional strategies are implemented. Our nutritionists will dive into the science of how excess carbs and sugar elevate glucose levels, and over time, can lead to these chronic conditions. Our signature eating plan with real vegetable carbs, healthy fats to anchor blood sugar, and moderate protein, can help the body heal.


8/20/22 | Why Does Sugar Make You Gain Weight?

If you’re someone with a sweet tooth, you may or may not be surprised that researchers have found sugar or the sweet taste to be the preferred food for both humans and animals. Today, our nutritionists will help you understand the metabolic connection of sugar, insulin, and weight gain. They’ll discuss how our brain fits into the sweet tooth and cravings equation and what happens in our body when we eat a lot of sugar and processed carbs. Tune in to hear how you can reset your brain’s...


8/13/22 | Habits That Harm & Habits That Heal

If you’re a longtime listener, you know we talk a lot about eating real food in balance. Getting in those three components of healthy protein, fat, and carb can be healing for a multitude of things. We know what to do, but how do we do it? Research has found that 40% of our actions are based on the habits we have and not necessarily from the our choices in the moment. Today we will discuss key points from the book The Power of Habits by Charles Duhigg and help you start thinking about how...


8/6/22 | Consistency & Weight Loss Success: How Two NWW Clients Lost 50lbs Eating Real Food

If you’ve been with us for one episode or hundreds of episodes, you know our message is a simple one: Eat Real Food for Better Health. It is a simple message that gets amazing results. Can it really be that easy? Is it too good to be true? Today, registered dietitian Teresa Wagner interviews two of her clients who share their real life success stories. Both of these ladies have been focusing on this simple message of eating real food for more than a year and are achieving the amazing results...


7/30/22 | Foods to Improve Fertility

Nutrition is impactful no matter what stage of life you are in and that includes the life stages of your family! We have worked with clients who come to us to find out what they should eat for better fertility as they try to conceive, what to eat during pregnancy, what to eat while breast feeding, and how to feed growing kiddos. In today’s show, we start at the beginning with the fertility phase. Changing your food to increase your fertility is a process and it often takes several months, so...


7/23/22 | Frustrated with Menopause Weight Gain

Menopause usually occurs when women are between the ages of 45 – 55 and it is estimated that 1.3 billion women worldwide will be in menopause by the year 2025. One of the most common complaints we hear in clinic is the sudden weight gain, as if a switch was flipped overnight. The tried and true ways of losing weight in the past don’t work the same way and, for these women, it feels like a different kind of struggle with weight in their 40s, 50s, 60s. In this show, we’ll talk more about what...


7/16/22 | Diet Tips for Healthy Teeth & Gums

When you are making food choices, do you ever consider: what foods support or help me keep healthy gums and what foods breakdown my gums? Your mouth and the health of your gums can affect your whole body, including influencing some very serious health issues. Today we will discuss what foods are good for oral health and how poor gum health can affect metabolism and other inflammatory conditions. The bottom line is that food matters when it comes to gum and teeth health, so tune in to learn...


7/9/22 | Fatty Liver & The Food Connection

Today we will share the reasons why almost two billion people worldwide have a condition known as fatty liver disease. We’ll talk about the two main types of fatty liver disease, discuss how what you eat and drink affects your liver, cover the health problems related to fatty liver disease, and, most importantly, share how you can reverse a fatty liver with a real food plan.


7/2/22 | Blood Pressure Risk: Salt or Sugar

Cardiovascular disease is the number one cause of death in the US with hypertension or high blood pressure implicated as the primary cause. Controlling hypertension is and has been a major focus of public health initiatives. Often the advice for blood pressure issues is to reduce your salt intake. How does salt cause high levels of blood pressure? What does sugar have to do with hypertension? What are you eating that may be containing too much sodium or sugar and negatively effecting your...


6/25/22 | Sleep & Weight Loss Connection

After considerable sleep research, sleep has been shown to be one of the most important and perhaps one of the least understood aspects of our life, wellness, and longevity. Our show topic this week is how lack of sleep slows your metabolism. The ideal amount of sleep for weight loss is between 7 ½ to 9 hours most nights, so if you aren’t getting adequate sleep, tune in! We are offering steps for getting better quality sleep by covering what foods and drinks cause us to wake up, sleep...