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This is nutrition "edutainment" on a mission to help you look better, feel better, and live better one meal at a time. Host Mary Purdy, MS, RDN, Integrative Registered Dietitian dishes out easy-to-digest info, tips, and advice about nutrition and healthy living, backed by over 10 years of clinical experience and a healthy sense of humor. Tune in weekly.

This is nutrition "edutainment" on a mission to help you look better, feel better, and live better one meal at a time. Host Mary Purdy, MS, RDN, Integrative Registered Dietitian dishes out easy-to-digest info, tips, and advice about nutrition and healthy living, backed by over 10 years of clinical experience and a healthy sense of humor. Tune in weekly.
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This is nutrition "edutainment" on a mission to help you look better, feel better, and live better one meal at a time. Host Mary Purdy, MS, RDN, Integrative Registered Dietitian dishes out easy-to-digest info, tips, and advice about nutrition and healthy living, backed by over 10 years of clinical experience and a healthy sense of humor. Tune in weekly.






GMO Foods and Health with Melinda Hemmelgarn - 58

What are GMO Foods and why should you care? Where do you find GMO’s? How do they affect human health and the environment? Special guest Melinda Hemmelgarn, RD tells all. PLUS: The Nutrition Challenge of the Week! Statistics: Around 90% of all corn, soy, canola oil and sugar beets produced in the US is GMO. Around 75% of processed foods in supermarkets contain one or more GMO ingredients. What is a Genetically Modified Organism (GMO)? Let’s start with a definition GMO foods and...


Brain Food: The MIND Diet with Maggie Moon - 57

Worry about dementia, Alzheimers, or losing your memory? Or do you just want to improve your brain function? Discover the best brain food and the MIND diet with Maggie Moon. PLUS: Learn how to win The MIND Diet book! ON THE SHOW: Statistics: 5.5 million Americans have Alzheimer’s 47 million Americans have some evidence of cognitive impairment The MIND Diet is a combination up of: The Mediterranean Diet, and The DASH Diet What is the best brain food to eat? Adding foods, rather...


Prediabetes and Diabetes Prevention: What You Should Know - 56

More than 1 out of every 3 American adults has prediabetes, but 90% of these people don’t even know. Yikes! It may be you or someone you know. Anne Elizabeth, RD helps us celebrate National Diabetes Month by sharing essential info about diabetes. PLUS: The Weekly Challenge! What is Diabetes and Prediabetes? How does blood sugar and insulin relate? Prediabetes Statistics and Why is Diabetes So Prevalent? 84 million Americans have prediabetes. Only 10% of people know that they are...


Coconut: Friend or Foe? - 55

Is coconut good or bad for you? Are you crazy for coconut or does the coconut craze drive you crazy? Host Mary gives you the nutrition scoop on coconut. With lime. PLUS: The Nutrition Challenge! What Are the Potential Benefits of Coconut? What are the potential health risks of coconut? What do the studies show? Processed vs. Unprocessed Coconut Different forms of this fruit (yogurt, creamer, etc) Coconut is a Drupe! What is a drupe? What Role Does Coconut Play in Heart...


How to Lose Weight: Lessons from Latin America - 54

What weight loss and diet insights might Latin America inspire? Weight loss expert, Fulbright scholar, and author Dan Fenyvesi, MS, RD spills the beans. PLUS: A Book Give-Away! How Do Simple Meals Help You Lose Weight? What are simple foods that can help? The value of basic ingredients What Does “Structure is Meaning” Mean? What are the thermic effects of food? And their ramifications? What is the thermic effects of starch from corn vs. rice? Digestive track relationship to thermic...


How to Stop Overeating: Comfort Food and You - 53

Curious about why you overeat? Want to do something about it? Host Mary Purdy RD gives 5 simple do’s and don’ts. (BTW: Overeating may have nothing to do with will power) PLUS: Nutrition Challenge of the Week! MENTIONED ON SHOW: Announcing… The Winner of the Tilth Gift Certificate! Why Might You Be Overeating? The foods that make us feel good What is Mindful Eating? How to eat mindfully Tuning into emotions How Can You Gain Personal Insight About Overeating? Important elements How...


The Secret to Healthy Living with Master Chef Maria Hines - 52

What insights does a master chef have about healthy living? Find out when Seattle Chef Maria Hines chats with Host Mary Purdy, RD. PLUS: The Weekly Nutrition Challenge! MENTIONED ON SHOW What is a Chef's Approach to Healthy Living? Thoughts on plant-based eating, eating seasonally, and clean eating. How does sustainability fit into the picture? What is Healthy Living at Home? Kitchen strategies and cooking philosophy What are Quick Tips for Healthy Food and Cooking? Specific ideas...


Healthy Food 101: What Should I Eat? - 51

What is healthy food? And what exactly is a balanced diet? Conflicting messages from the media, health professionals, and our own body can be confusing! Host Mary Purdy RD makes it easy by dishing out healthy eating basics. PLUS: The Weekly Nutrition Challenge! DISCUSSED ON SHOW: How to create your own healthy plate with healthy food What are the main food groups to focus on? How many veggies should you eat? Exploring vegetables you enjoy Thinking about colors Considering herbs How...


Eco Friendly Food with Sharon Palmer - 50

Do you care about sustainability? Join Mary and award-winning nutrition expert, Sharon Palmer, RD, as they discuss how our food choices effect the environment. PLUS: The Weekly Nutrition Challenge! How Do Different Diets Impact the Environment? The standard American diet A plant-based diet How Frozen and Preserved Foods Might Be Eco Friendly Foods Practical Tips for Sustainable Eating Considering seasonal foods Considering locally grown foods Considering packaging How a Plant-based...


How to Curb Sugar Cravings - 49

"Why do I crave sugar?" Is this you? Humans are wired to love sweets, but you probably know that refined sugar is not so good for health. Understanding your cravings can be a great first step in making changes. Join host Mary Purdy RD, as she explores the possible reasons you're dipping into the candy/chip drawer, and provides easy tips that can help you out today. PLUS: The Weekly Nutrition Challenge! SHOW NOTES Why Do I Crave Sugar? How humans are naturally wired to enjoy...


Is Soy Bad for You? with Whitney E. RD - 48

Many people wonder, "Is soy bad for you?" Join Mary and Whitney English, RD to find out the truth. Whitney E. RD is uniquely qualified to answer this question. She uses her background as a reporter to find the truth about foods. In her research into 1000's of studies on soy, she found a lot of misconceptions about this food that needed correcting. Find out the good news about soy. PLUS: The Weekly Challenge! SHOW NOTES The Good News About Soy What exactly are isoflavones? What about...


Menopause Bliss: Making the Most of this Chapter - 47

Menopause is something that every woman faces in her life. It can be a confusing and uncomfortable time for women, with many changes happening at once. Find out the three big health areas to watch in this episode and hear Mary's tips to help you or your loved ones get the most out of this phase of life. PLUS: The Weekly Challenge! THIS SHOW INCLUDES: Menopause Symptoms and Menopause Age How Does Estrogen Impact Women's Health? States That Make Us More Susceptible To Menopause...


Herbs As Medicine with Ayla Barmmer - 46

Learn how herbal medicine may help people address specific concerns and support healthy nutrition. Mary talks with Ayla Barmmer, Registered Dietitian and co-host of Real Food Radio, who specializes in women’s health, with a special emphasis on fertility nutrition. Find out which herbs relax, which ones energize, and so much more. PLUS: The Weekly Challenge! What are herbs and spices? What makes them medicine? Which herbs should we eat all the time? How can you get anti-inflammatory...


How To Make A Smoothie - 45

This show is all about SMOOTHIES! Check out this episode to find out the one ingredient that Mary loves to include in her smoothies that you would normally find in a burrito. PLUS: The Weekly Lifestyle Challenge! 3 Top Reasons Why Smoothies Are So Great How To Make A Smoothie Smoothie Base Fruit in your smoothie Good greens for smoothies What if you don't like vegetables? Why should you add a fat? Adding flavor Getting your superfoods (and one that tastes like Whoppers) Smoothie...


Exercise For Busy People with Sara Dean - 44

Host Mary Purdy, RD talks with Sara Dean, a fitness professional, author and speaker. They discuss how to feel awesome in your skin by moving a little (or a lot) each day. PLUS: The Weekly Challenge! What Is The Relationship Between Nutrition And Moving Your Body ● Impacts on the rest of your life How To Shift Your Mindset To Make You WANT To Workout ● Different types of goals What Can 15 Minutes Do For Your Body? ● The value of building habits ● The difference between weight loss,...


Microbiome: The Essential Ecosystem in Your Belly - 043

Your microbiome is essential for many functions of the body. In this episode, host Mary Purdy gives us five things we can do to keep our gut bacteria happy and healthy. PLUS: The Weekly Challenge! ON THIS SHOW How Can You Improve Your Microbiome? What foods do your microbiota like best? What can you do to avoid cardiovascular disease? What About Prebiotics? How do these differ from probiotics? What Foods Are Probiotic? How Can You Avoid Gas or Bloating When Eating A Lot Of...


Eating Healthy on a Budget and Food Accessiblity with Wendy Lopez - 042

Many people don’t feel like they have the means or accessibility to purchase healthy foods. Host Mary Purdy talks with Registered Dietician Wendy Lopez, MS, RD, about eating healthy on a budget when the food recommendations seem unfamiliar or out of reach. Wendy Lopez, MS, RD is the clinical outpatient dietitian at Open Door Family Medical Center in Port Chester, NY. Her website Food Heaven Made Easy is a collaboration with fellow dietician Jessica Jones where they offer education and...


4 Weight Loss Tips: The What, When, How and Where - 041

Four easy ways to lose weight: Host Mary Purdy, uncovers four painless weight loss tips if you are in a place where your weight has plateaued and you are looking for new strategies that may help. PLUS: The Weekly Nutrition Challenge! The Best Food For Weight Loss (the What) How dietary fiber can be your best friend When to Eat For Weight Loss Working with your metabolic cycle How circadium rythms can affect weight loss Mary's Video: Can I Skip Breakfast? How to Eat to Lose...


Health Benefits of Turmeric: Hype or Totally Terrific? - 040

Get the health benefits of turmeric: the bulb, the spice, the miracle worker! This incredible food can protect against cancer and inflammation all while it supports your brain, heart and liver. Listen to this week's show to learn about how turmeric can help you and how to get more of it in your diet through cooking and supplements and a little something called "Golden Milk". PLUS: The Weekly Nutrition Challenge! Episode Includes: What is Turmeric? The Benefits of Turmeric Turmeric...


Nourish Your Skin: Chat with Christa Biegler - 039

Skin is honest. It tells you about your internal health. If you or someone you know has eczema, acne, psoriasis, or other skin issues--OR if you're interested in glowing, super healthy skin, give a listen. We chat with Christa Biegler who knows a bunch about eczema and other skin issues. PLUS: The Weekly Nutrition Challenge! Episode Includes: MENTIONED ON SHOW: CHRSITA BIEGLER HEALTH IQ Life insurance for health...