89. Why Am I The Only One Eating The Cake?
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by Lauren Slayton
3d ago
I recently read an amazing article by Melissa Gould titled "Why Am I the Only One Eating Cake?". Melissa is an author I have been following for a while, and her memoir Widowish was a favorite of mine. In this article, Melissa opened up about her experience celebrating her birthday with some friends. A typical spread of crackers and cheese, nuts, wine, and cake was served, and Melissa noticed that three of her friends abstained from the cake because they had given up sugar. Melissa was a bit annoyed by this, and she expressed that their passing on of the cake made them "party poopers". She also ..read more
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88. Do You Need Digestive Enzymes?
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by Lauren Slayton
1w ago
Today, we’re revisiting the topic of digestive enzymes. Digestive enzymes are important for breaking down proteins, fats, dairy, and fiber. Without them, our bodies can’t absorb the nutrients we need for optimal health, and this can lead to digestive issues such as constipation, diarrhea, bloating, or heartburn. These issues can increase inflammation, which can have a negative effect on our health.  Enzymes must make contact with food to break it down, so it’s important to take them within a few minutes of eating. As we age, our bodies produce fewer enzymes, which can lead to sugar cravin ..read more
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87. Best Fruit, Worst Fruit, Can One Over-Fruit?
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by Lauren Slayton
2w ago
We’re big fans of looking at the latest and (sometimes) greatest nutrition topics, but that doesn’t mean we should ever lose sight of the basics. We’re going to do a short and sweet episode all about fruit and some of the subtleties involved. Fruit is a great way to add nutrition to your diet, and it is often better than the majority of grocery store items. While any fresh fruit is usually a good choice, there are subtleties that can make some fruits better than others. Bananas, berries, and kiwis are all popular fruits, each with their own unique benefits. But how much is too much? Bananas ri ..read more
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86. Top Nutrition Trends 2023
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by Lauren Slayton
3w ago
Happy new year! Every year we like to take some time to highlight the trends we notice in health and nutrition, and 2023 is no different. Here’s some of what we’ve noticed taking the nutrition world by storm: Chronobiology Chronobiology means more or less the science behind the best times to do certain things. A good place to start looking into this is with Dr. Satchin Panda’s books, The Circadian Code: Lose Weight, Supercharge Your Energy, and Transform Your Health from Morning to Midnight and The Circadian Prescription: Get in Step with Your Body's Natural Rhythms. Forbes talks about somethi ..read more
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85. Our Secrets for Healthy Holidays
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by Lauren Slayton
2M ago
The holidays are right around the corner, and for many people, that means struggling to maintain a healthy diet. To make things easy, we’re going to offer you a holiday playbook with 10 tips to keep you sane and healthy. Go Pro: Having protein at your first meal of the day reduces cravings and helps you make healthier choices throughout the day. This could be a collagen smoothie with greens powder or spirulina, eggs and avocado, or chia pudding. Work Your Water: Richard Johnson, author of Nature Wants Us to be Fat, explains how one of your body’s reactions to dehydration is to store fat as a ..read more
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84. The Dangers of Seed Oils
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by Lauren Slayton
2M ago
Seed oils are just about everywhere—even at places like Trader Joe’s and Whole Foods. Most people don’t even know about the dangers they pose, yet they’re unbelievably common in all kinds of foods many people buy every single day. Today, we’re going to dive into seed oils—the reasons that seed oils can cause inflammation (and what that even is), how that can affect our weight, chronic conditions and mood, and what we can do to avoid them in our day-to-day shopping. Resources: Learn more at foodtrainers.com Instagram: @foodtrainers Facebook: facebook.com/Foodtrainers Twitter: @foodtrainers Rea ..read more
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82. The Truth About Cholesterol
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by Lauren Slayton
3M ago
In this episode, we discuss cholesterol, an area where mainstream medicine may be a little behind. This is an area where you have to advocate for yourself. Many doctors are quick to put someone with high LDL on a statin. The corollary advice is to pass over foods high in cholesterol or saturated fats, and that’s not current either. You can’t simply look at LDL, you need to look at HDL and triglycerides. We use the ratio of Triglycerides to HDL. Ideally, this ratio is less than 1:1. Greater than 2:1is an indicator of risk. We must stress: you need to request the right tests from your doctor. Yo ..read more
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81. The Problem with Celebrity Diet Advice
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by Lauren Slayton
3M ago
Where do you get your advice from?  This podcast episode was inspired by a Reel from Bethenny Frankel, a former star of The Real Housewives of New York. The Reel starts with Bethenny saying she doesn’t exercise, she doesn’t work out, and touching on a number of topics—but what we really want to discuss is who should and shouldn’t be giving advice, and who you should be listening to when it comes to your health. Bethany has 2.8 million followers on her Instagram, which means that the advice she gives has reach. There is some truth to what she says, but it’s interspersed with a lot of advic ..read more
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79. Should We Stop Drinking Alcohol?
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by Lauren Slayton
3M ago
We all know how bad heavy drinking is for your body, your brain, your cancer risk, and more. But while moderate alcohol consumption is still widely accepted, how much damage is it doing to us? Is it enough for us to stop drinking altogether? Huberman Lab had an episode called What Alcohol Does to Your Body, Brain & Health that discusses this. The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse & Alcoholism (NIAAA) defines moderate drinking as14 drinks a week for men and seven drinks a week for women. While there’s plenty of research on the impacts that drinking more than that has on the body, ther ..read more
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78. Food and Relationships
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by Lauren Slayton
3M ago
We’re going to talk about relationships and how they affect our eating. Whether it’s physical attraction, eating habits, or getting on the same page about health and fitness goals, being in a relationship plays a big role in our weight and diet. We discuss an article in the New York Times called "For Better, for Worse, for B.M.I." which focuses on the tendency to gain weight after getting married. It states “Call them happy pounds, love chub, or the marriage 15. No matter what gaining weight during marriage is about as common as holding your breath under water.” A 2009 study published in Obesi ..read more
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