Mary's Nutrition Show-logo

Mary's Nutrition Show

Food >

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.
More Information


United States


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.






Good Cholesterol, Bad Cholesterol, and Your Diet - 67

Cholesterol is generally considered a bad thing. But today, Mary debunks common cholesterol myths, explains the difference between good cholesterol and bad, and how to improve your numbers. PLUS: The nutrition challenge! IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL FIND OUT ABOUT: Why is cholesterol such a hot topic? Have you checked your cholesterol recently Where can you find cholesterol? Why is cholesterol actually necessary for our body’s survival When can excess cholesterol lead to a plaque build-up in...


How to Save the Planet: Diet and Climate Change - 66

Concerned (or just curious) about climate change and think you can't make a difference? Think again! What you eat (or don't eat) matters. Mary Purdy, RD chats about how you can reduce your carbon footprint with a few simple dietary tweaks. PLUS: The Nutrition Challenge of the Week! SHOW NOTES: How our diets can have an impact on climate change (What you eat or don't eat matters) How to modify your diet to help reduce your carbon footprint (You don't have to be vegan) How much food is...


5 Natural Remedies for Heartburn (Acid Reflux) - 65

Ever get heartburn or acid reflux? You may not need to immediately reach for medication. Mary Purdy, RD, gives the scoop on natural remedies for heartburn. PLUS: The Nutrition Challenge of the Week! In this episode you’ll find out: What is heartburn (acid reflux) exactly? Do you have any of the symptoms What are the things that cause heartburn? What are YOUR triggers What can you do after it happens? The best herbs and teas you can take to feel better It’s all about the diet!...


Optimal Men's Health: How to Talk to Men About Health with Dr. Myles Spar - 64

Men live shorter and are, in general, less healthy than women. Dr. Myles Spar tells us how to achieve optimal men's health, why men are not proactive when it comes to health and how to challenge men in your life to start implementing healthy habits. Plus: Win a free-food gift card! Why do women live longer than men? And why it’s not genetic What are the 5 healthy habits that make a 13-year difference in life expectancy? Why men are more prone to die from 9 out of 10 leading causes of...


Aphrodisiac Foods: The Edible Alchemy of Love - 63

Food doesn't just fuel us. It can juice us up! Learn about 7 aphrodisiac foods that might add some excitement to your life. Plus: Win a free-food gift card. What are aphrodisiac foods? What is it that makes these foods sexy? What nutrition elements contribute to aphrodisiac foods? B vitamins Zinc Boron Flavonoids And some others What physiological effects do aphrodisiac foods have? Increased blood flow Mood enhancer Hormone balancing Energy production Testosterone and...


Just Breathe: How to Get Started with Yoga and Meditation - 62

Your health isn't just about the food you eat. You gotta move, too. But who has the time?! Mandy Enright helps us busy people get started with yoga and meditation. Plus: How to win a free-food gift card! What is the difference of yoga and mediation? Definitions and terms; Asanas vs Yoga vs Meditation What does RYT mean? How to get started with yoga? Advice on getting started Not all yoga studios are created equal What to look for in a yoga studio What are the benefits of...


7 Underrated Healthy Foods You Should Reconsider with Liz Weiss - 61

We often pass up undervalued healthy foods we (and your family) might just love! Guest Liz Weiss offers reasons (and recipes!) to reconsider these seven foods. Plus: How to win a free-food gift card! Undervalued Healthy Food #1 Why should you eat barley? What is pearl barley? How do you cook barley? What is the nutritional value of barley? What are other meal options with barley? Undervalued Healthy Food #2 Why should you eat black beans? Is it okay to use canned beans? How...


2 Days to a New You: Rebroadcast - 60

Does your body feel less than 100%? Have you had a week (or month or year) of heavy eating or drinking? Did you make a new year’s resolution around your health? It may be time for a “body reset.” Taking this simple, whole food action might be just the thing. PLUS: Find out how to win the best olive oil ever. IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL FIND OUT ABOUT: WHY Should You Consider A “Body Reset” Cleanse? What Is A Cleanse Diet? How To Keep Your Cleanse Simple & Easy And, The Weekly Nutrition...


Plant-based Protein: Your New Best Friend - 59

Protein is important for everyone’s diet. But are you getting enough plant-based protein? Here is a quick take on why plant-based protein could be your new best friend and where to find it, from Host Mary Purdy, RD. MENTIONED ON THE SHOW: What is a plant-based protein? Why should I care about plant-based proteins? How do I take advantage of plant-based proteins? "Love, Food” - Podcast from dietitian Julie Dillon NEXT TIME It’s that time of year when some of us...


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...


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...