Welcome to the first episode of Season 6 (also happens to be our first LIVE episode!!) Today ALSO marks our 3 year podcast anniversary. In this episode we will reminisce on the lessons we’ve learned these past three years. With so much...
Joining us today is Les Alfred, the founder of Balanced Black Girl, an online community dedicated to helping women of color live their healthiest lives. She started her first blog The Balanced Berry in 2014 to share what wellness looks like in real life. After four years of sharing recipes and workouts on The Balanced Berry, Les is excited to focus more on amplifying women of color in the online wellness space through the Balanced Black Girl podcast. In this episode, we talk with Les about making fitness e
In today's podcast episode we talk about a topic that is near and dear to home for me (Jess speaking), Hashimoto's thyroiditis, an autoimmune condition where the body is attacking itself, in this case, the body attacks the thyroid gland. I actually have Hashimoto's and it is a condition that runs in my family - my grandmother, mother, sister, and I have it. Today we will be speaking with Mary Purdy, an Integrative Dietitian who has worked in private practice for 8 years, about what Hashimoto's is, associ
Binge Eating Disorder (BED) is an eating disorder that we have not covered on the podcast but that we do see a lot with our patients. BED is more common than many people think, so we are excited to talk to one of the leading BED experts, Melainie Rogers, a Certified Eating Disorder Registered Dietitian and Supervisor. As a recognized expert on eating disorders, she is dedicated to supporting others in their quest to achieve long-term recovery. She is the Founder and Executive Director of BALANCE, an eatin
Today we are talking about something that affects so many women, particularly African American women...the Superwoman schema. Researchers have suggested that health disparities in African American women, including adverse birth outcomes, lupus, and untreated depression, can be explained by stress and coping. The Strong Black Woman/Superwoman role has been highlighted as a phenomenon influencing African American women’s experiences and has been linked with behaviors like binge eating, for example. In
On this episode of the Food Heaven podcast, joining us is Carlene Thomas, a registered dietitian nutritionist, food photographer and recipe content creator based outside of DC in the Virginia wine country. She and her husband Chris run a food and beverage content creation company that focuses on videography, photography and stop motion on digital platforms for national brands. In this episode, we talk to Carlene about being an entrepreneur and her journey pursuing an untraditional career path in dietetics.
For today's episode, we'll be talking about CBD aka cannabidiol and answering questions about its use, benefits, and more with our guest, Romy Campbell, RN. Romy is a Registered Nurse who works with Viva Oils, a company dedicated to providing high-quality CBD products to consumers. She conducts thorough reviews of all available research relating to CBD in order to supply clients and healthcare providers with the evidence-based information that they can trust. Check out the full post here: https://foodheave
This week's episode of season 5 is a celebratory one because it marks the 50TH EPISODE of the Food Heaven Podcast! It's pretty surreal that this is our 50th episode. We have enjoyed releasing each episode and thank you for your support! Joining us for this episode is incredibly talented author, photographer, blogger, and educator, Eva Kosmas Flores. Listen in as we talk with her about food, farming and eating seasonally/locally. Check out the full post here: https://foodheavenmadeeasy.com/seasonal-ea
If you have been browsing around the gram lately, you've likely come across the #bodypositivity movement. While we are huge advocates for body acceptance, we understand that some people may have questions about what that means and looks like. In this episode of the Food Heaven Podcast, we chat with Amber Karnes, founder of Body Positive Yoga about yoga, body acceptance (and body neutrality), food, and more! Check out the full post here: https://foodheavenmadeeasy.com/yoga-for-everybody-with-amber-karne
In this episode of the Food Heaven Podcast, we keep it real with the classically trained chef, former line cook, former TV host, former-model-turned wellness journalist, & six-time, best-selling author, Candice Kumai. Today, we'll talk about Candice's navigation through the culinary & wellness space as a Japanese-American woman and her latest book: Kintsugi Wellness: The Japanese Art of Nourishing Mind, Body, and Spirit. Full post here: https://foodheavenmadeeasy.com/kintsugi-wellness-with-candice-kumai
And we're back! We're kicking off the new season with a very special guest: Tamara Melton, RDN, and co-founder of Diversify Dietetics, a nonprofit organization dedicated to increasing racial and ethnic diversity in the field of nutrition and dietetics. In this episode we talk about the importance of diversifying the nutrition and wellness space, and also about Tamara's experiences as a black woman within the field of nutrition. This is an episode you're not going to want to miss! Full post here: https://fo
In this episode, we're getting real with the good, the bad, and the bloated. Gas and bloating might be a subject most people don't want to breach. But as RDs and people who have personally experienced digestive issues, we want to open that vault. In this episode, we're talking about why gas and bloating may be happening for you, and what you can do about it. Full post here: https://foodheavenmadeeasy.com/helpful-tips-for-gas-and-bloating/
We get lots of questions about meal timing. For example, when should you eat your first meal? How long should you wait in between meals? What time should you last meal of the day be? So, today we’re going to get into this topic, to help you figure out the best eating schedule for you. Learn how to figure out the best eating schedule for you using our 3 general guidelines.
In this episode of the Food Heaven Podcast, we're talking about our experiences as BFF's and biz partners. The pros, cons, and in betweens. Check out the full post here: https://foodheavenmadeeasy.com/should-you-start-a-business-with-a-friend/ Shout out to our sponsors, MegaFood supplements (www.megafood.com). Thank you for supporting the Food Heaven podcast!
In this episode we talk all about intuitive eating, a framework that ditches the diet mentality in order to make peace with food and live your best life. Check out the full post here: https://foodheavenmadeeasy.com/intuitive-eating-with-rachel-hartley/ Shout out to our sponsors, MegaFood supplements (www.megafood.com). Thank you for supporting the Food Heaven podcast!
In this episode of the Food Heaven Podcast, we're talking about our favorite places to do food shopping. Check out the full post here: https://foodheavenmadeeasy.com/where-we-shop/ Shout out to our sponsors, MegaFood supplements (www.megafood.com). Thank you for supporting the Food Heaven podcast!
On this episode of the Food Heaven Podcast, we wanted to dive into gardening and composting. Gardening and producing your own food and plants can bring a sense of pride, satisfaction, and trust knowing exactly where your food is coming from. On the other side of the coin, composting can be a great, environmentally friendly way of disposing of old produce and degradable items that can even help your gardening ventures. Listen to learn how to get started with gardening and composting today! Thank you to ou
This week we're talking about travel...running a business from two ends of the country calls us to travel constantly. We'll be chatting about the things we do to stay on top of our health and nutrition while on the road! Full show notes: https://foodheavenmadeeasy.com/how-to-eat-healthy-when-traveling/
Do you suffer from constipation? Diarrhea? Extreme gas and bloating or any other combination of chronic GI issues? Then you'll want to tune in for this podcast episode. Today we're talking ALL about gut health with doctor Mahmoud Ghannoum, the man who coined the "mycobiome". Learn what you can do to improve your gut health today. Shout out to our sponsors, MegaFood supplements (www.megafood.com). Thank you for supporting the Food Heaven podcast!
In this episode, we'll cover what organic & non-GMO really means, and will provide you with science-backed information so you can make the best food choices for your health & preferences. Full post: https://foodheavenmadeeasy.com/does-it-matter-if-food-is-organic-non-gmo/ Our sponsor DreamCloud (get $200 off your mattress purchase! Code: FOOD): https://foodheavenmadeeasy.com/dream
Is it possible to be too obsessed with healthy eating? Today we talk with non-diet dietitian Christy Harrison about a condition known as orthorexia, which is when people have an unhealthy preoccupation with healthy eating. Christy is the perfect person to talk to about this condition because she's both a registered dietitian nutritionist and certified intuitive eating counselor. She's also the host of the popular Food Psych Podcast, which explores people's relationships with food and paths to body accepta
Today we are talking with our girl Dr. Tiffany Lester about sleep. As Medical Director of Parsley Health in San Francisco, Tiffany takes a comprehensive approach to chronic disease, getting to the root cause of illness. Grab the full post here: https://foodheavenmadeeasy.com/better-sleep-w-dr-tiffany-lester/ Nectar Sleep discount: http://foodheavenmadeeassy.com/sleep Code HEAVEN125
Are you pregnant or do you have a loved one who is expecting? Then you don't want to miss this episode. Today we are talking all about a prenatal nutrition with Lily Nichols. Lily is a Registered Dietitian/Nutritionist, Certified Diabetes Educator, researcher, and author with a passion for evidence-based prenatal nutrition and exercise. Show notes: https://foodheavenmadeeasy.com/real-food-for-pregnancy-with-lily-nichols/
Do you struggle to find a balance with social media? Are you having trouble putting down your phone and being present in real life? Tune in today as we chat with our girl Fran, from Hey Fran Hey, about how you can cultivate a healthy relationship with social media while creating a meaningful life offline. Fran is a lifestyle influencer based out of Harlem, New York. After years of battling a chronic illness and then healing herself through alternative medicine, nutrition, and fitness, she became an advoc
Today we're chatting with Jerrelle Guy, founder of the popular food blog Chocolate for Basil and author of the cookbook Black Girl Baking. Jerrelle is a food scholar, award-winning food photographer, recipe contributor and Tastemade Tastemaker. In this episode, we will cover: -Jerrelle's process for creating stunning and moving food photos -Her experience as a black woman in the food and photography world -How she developed her unique recipe and photography style -How she finds balance in social me
Today we’re chatting with national nutrition expert @rebeccascritchfield on body kindness, health at every size, addressing white/thin/affluent privilege, why BMI=BS, what the research has to say about weight loss dieting, & other more! We got so much from our convo with Rebecca & hope you do too! Check out the show notes here: https://foodheavenmadeeasy.com/body-kindness-w-rebecca-scritchfield/
It's Valentines day! In this episode, Jess sits down with her fiancé, Yosef, to talk about how cooking together can strengthen your relationship, plus what you can do to make the cooking process more enjoyable. If you aren't partnered, no worries! These tips work for the individual chef as well...so still tune in! Click here for the show notes: https://foodheavenmadeeasy.com/cooking-with-bae/
Hey everybody! Welcome to another episode of the Food Heaven Podcast. Today we’re getting into weight loss. We get so many patients & listeners who hit us up about wanting to live a little healthier- and the focus of the conversation usually starts with weight loss. A lot of people equate being healthy with losing weight. There seems to be this culture of weight obsession, especially among women, and a lot of times it’s not conducive to developing sustainable lifestyle habits. So today we’re going to
Recently one of Wendy's BFFs posted a photo of a meal online and she was instantly food shamed. One of her followers quickly chastised her for not being vegan and went on to say that her way of eating was unhealthy and that she was basically setting herself up for a life of chronic disease. As dietitians, we wanted to take a stand when it comes to the rampant food shaming that is happening both online and in person. In this episode, we dissect what food shaming looks like, why it doesn't work and what to do
Should you do that detox? We have been asked this question time and time again. What do you think about juice cleanses? The 48-hour cleanse? Tea-tox? The Master cleanse? Charcoal cleanse? You name it…we’ve probably been asked about it. Cleanses and detoxes seem to be the hottest thing in the weight loss industry today. But the fact of the matter is: There is no real evidence that detoxes live up to the claims, and when all is said and done, they can be a big hit to your bank account. Today we get into w
In today's podcast episode, Jess interviews legendary sports dietitian Nancy Clark. As a board certified as a specialist in sports dietetics, Nancy is the best selling author of the popular Sports Nutrition Guidebook, now in its 5th edition. Learn Nancy's top 3 pieces of nutrition advice for active people, whether or not we really need to be taking electrolytes, how to love your body even if you feel like it's "flawed" and so much more. You won't want to miss this final episode of season 2. Get the full
November is National Diabetes Awareness month, and we thought it would be a great idea to end the month featuring dietitian superstar Lily Nichols on our podcast. Lily Nichols is a Registered Dietitian/Nutritionist, Certified Diabetes Educator, researcher, speaker, and author with a passion for evidence-based prenatal nutrition and exercise. Her book and online course, Real Food for Gestational Diabetes, presents a revolutionary nutrient-dense, lower carb diet for GD. Learn more & get all the links ment
Hey friends! It's been a minute since we've talked about what exactly we're eating on the day to day. So today we whipped up this episode detailing our breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, beverages, and also include supplements and exercise routine. Yep- we get pretty detailed. See full post here: http://www.foodheavenmadeeasy.com/eat-typical-day/
Are you a busy college student who struggles with eating healthy on campus? Then this week’s minisode is perfect for you! Our question this week comes from Tori, a student at the University of Virginia. Tori says that she often has a hard time eating healthy because of time constraints, limited/unhealthy options in the dining hall, and only having a microwave and a mini fridge in her dorm. Listen in for some tips and tricks on good nutrition in college! Catch the full post here: http://www.foodheavenmad
With FNCE right around the corner, we thought it would be great to do a podcast episode that highlights why being a registered dietitian (RD) is so fresh. In this episode we'll be covering: How to become an RD Where RD's work/what RD's do The pros & cons The training involved The difference between a dietitian and nutritionist And much, much more! For the full post visit: http://www.foodheavenmadeeasy.com/podcast-day-life-dietitian/ For our 8 Weeks to a Healthier You Course visit: https://foodheaven.lpa
Learn about integrative nutrition with Registered Dietitian Denine Rogers, MS, RDN, LD, FAND, who is an integrative dietitian with a Master's in Herbal Medicine and Aromatherapy. If you haven't heard about integrative medicine already, you'll love learning more in this episode. Denine tells us about how her own health journey led her on a path to integrative nutrition and how it changed her life. You'll also learn practical action steps you can take to be healthier in an integrative way...starting today.
Today we’re going to be talking about natural beauty and body products. This topic has become increasingly popular, and since what we use on our bodies impacts our health, I thought it would be great to make this topic an episode. We’re chatting with Megan Roosevelt, who’s a registered dietitian and the founder of Healthy Grocery Girl. I came across Megan on the interwebs, and saw that she had written a few pieces on naturalizing your beauty pantry. I absolutely love her site, articles, and recipes, a
To supplement or not to supplement…that is the question here and a really good one. With supplements being on the rise, it can be super confusing to figure out whether supplementing is right for you. It’s even more confusing figuring out what supplements you should take. Listen in to today's mini-episode on whether or not you should supplement! Here's the full post where you can find resource links: http://www.foodheavenmadeeasy.com/qa-minisode-take-multivitamin/
Hey everyone, on today’s episode we’ll be talking all about plant-based living- what that means, why it’s important, and how practical ways to get more plant foods in your life. For today’s episode, we’re chatting with Sharon Palmer, award-winning dietitian & author. She’s an expert on all things plant-based, so she’s the perfect guest for today’s episode. Learn more about Sharon and read the full post here: http://www.foodheavenmadeeasy.com/podcast-exactly-plant-based-w-sharon-palmer/
This month’s episode is a special one. Why? Well, today marks our 6 year Food Heaven Anniversary!! We can’t believe it’s already been 6 years! Aside from our anniversary, this month is also extra special since Jess and I are June babies, and actually have our birthdays 1 day apart (June 29th & 30th!) It’s pretty surreal that 6 years have passed since we started Food Heaven, and so we thought it would be great to have this month’s episode be about lessons learned since starting our brand. We’ll
Hey there! Today we're answering one of your questions about plant-based milks. Which one should you pick? Is one superior to another? Listen in to get the full scoop. Read the full transcript here: http://www.foodheavenmadeeasy.com/qa-minisode-choosing-plant-based-milks/
May was National High Blood Pressure Education month, and so we thought it would be perfect to put out an episode on prevention and treatment strategies for this very common chronic condition. In this episode we'll discuss: -A definition of the two types of hypertension (AKA high blood pressure) -What increases your risk of developing Hypertension -How this silent disease is diagnosed in adults & children -Tips for getting tested to know your status -How to treat hypertension with lifestyle & dietary chang
In this week's minisode, we received a question about what exactly to eat during pregnancy and how to not go over the recommended amount of weight gain while expecting. Tune in to learn how to have a balanced meal plan during pregnancy and snack ideas that will keep you feeling full and satisfied.
Do you have bloating, indigestion, irregular bowl movements, adnominal puffiness or digestive discomfort? Then this episode is for you. We interview Danielle Capalino, MSPH, RD, a digestive health Registered Dietitian who recently authored the books, Healthy Gut, Flat Stomach and the The Microbiome Diet Plan. We talk about how you can FINALLY get relief for all of your digestive troubles using the low FODMAPS elimination diet plan. Listen in and make sure to share with a friend who can use this helpful info
Today we're answering this listener question...what are some good flavorful seasonings for reflux? Listen to this week's episode to learn about lifestyle strategies you can incorporate to manage reflux symptoms. See the full post here: http://www.foodheavenmadeeasy.com/qa-minisode-remedies-reflux/ Resources: http://www.eatright.org/resource/health/wellness/digestive-health/what-you-need-to-know-about-gerd http://www.todaysdietitian.com/newarchives/090313p18.shtml
For today's episode, we'll be talking about PCOS aka polycystic ovarian syndrome with our very special guest, Angela Grassi, MS, RD, LDN. Angela is an internationally known nutrition expert on PCOS, and was named one of the Top 10 Incredible RD's Making A Difference by Today's Dietitian. Having PCOS herself, Angela has experienced all the challenges that come with having PCOS, and has dedicated her career to helping women with PCOS improve their health through evidenced based nutrition. She's the founder of
Today we chat self-care with Lauren and Deun from Black Girl in Om. Black Girl In Om promotes holistic wellness and inner beauty with an emphasis on self-care, self-love, and self-empowerment for communities of color. Through their website, events, and podcast, Lauren and Deun share wellness practices with one another, and through this work cultivate richer understandings of what it means to be healthy and beautiful from the inside out. Learn more about their work here: http://www.foodheavenmadeeasy.com/pod
If you haven’t already heard, we’re starting a Q&A section on our podcast. You can record your questions right into the podcast page on our website, and we’ll record our reply into a mini-episode. You can also questions on your phone, and send to us as a voice-note Today we're answering a very common question- what's up with the sugar in fruit? Is it okay to eat tons of fruit? Listen in and catch the full post here: http://www.foodheavenmadeeasy.com/qa-mini-episode-sugar-fruit-bad/
Do you often make New Year's resolutions but fail to follow through? You are not alone. Studies show that as many as 50% of New Year's Resolutions are doomed to fail from day one. In this episode we break down why those infamous NY resolutions don't work and what to do instead.
This month, we talk about the process of creating our 28-Day Plant Powered cookbook! We talk about how the idea came about, where we got inspiration for the recipes, and go into all of the logistics involved in bringing our cookbook to life. We hope you enjoy! You can support us by pre-ordering our cookbook here: http://www.foodheavenmadeeasy.com/plant-powered-health-reboot-cookbook/ For more information about Toni Zernik, our cookbook photographer, click here: http://www.tonizernik.com/
Today we're talking about our routines- what we do when we wake up, and how we wind down as bedtime approaches. Having a routine in place helps to set your day up for success. You feel good, in control, and are better able to manage healthy eating and lifestyle changes. This also results in improved sleep and energy levels. Hopefully some of the things we incorporate into our routine will be helpful for when you develop your very own routine. Have a solid routine you find helpful? Drop a line in the comme
Since diabetes management is such a loaded topic, we broke things up into 2 parts. Last month, we spoke about risk factors for diabetes, signs/symptoms, getting a proper diagnosis, and the process of self-monitoring glucose (blood sugars) at home. This month, we’ll be go over diabetes-related complications, how to cope if you're diagnosed with diabetes, medication use, and lifestyle changes. Our special guest, Margarette Edouard, is a Certified Diabetes Educator (CDE) & Registered Dietitian (RD) and will
Since diabetes management is such a loaded topic, we broke things up into 2 parts. This month, we'll be go over risk factors for diabetes, signs/symptoms, getting a proper diagnosis, and the process of self-monitoring glucose(blood sugars)at home. Our special guest, Margarette Edouard, is a Certified Diabetes Educator (CDE)& Registered Dietitian (RD) and will be sharing all of her expertise with us. Next month, we'll go into potential complications of diabetes, how to cope, medication use, & lifestyle chan
This past week, we've been in Jamaica hosting our first ever Wellness Retreat with Jeff & Kalisa from The Runaway Jamaica. In this episode, they share their insight on food, cooking, and running a successful business with purpose. Learn more about them here: http://www.therunawayjamaica.com/ and follow them @therunawayjamaica
In this episode, Jess talks picks the brain of certified personal trainer and registered dietitian Maxine Yeung. Maxine shares how much exercise we need for optimal health, exercises you can do without a gym and (most importantly) how to build a booty.
Unfortunately, diabetes continues to be on the rise with more and more people being diagnosed. Nowadays, you either know someone who has diabetes or are yourself affected by the disease. In today's episode, we talk about things you can do to lower your risk for developing Type 2 diabetes. Hope you enjoy! Get the full transcript with all studies mentioned here: http://www.foodheavenmadeeasy.com/podcast-how-you-can-prevent-type-2-diabetes/
There's a lot of controversy when it comes to soy. But is it actually as bad at the internet can make it out to be? Today we look at what the science has to say, and leave you with evidenced-based recommendations on how to healthfully include soy into your diet. References: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3074428/ http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24586662 http://vegetariannutrition.net/docs/Soy-Safety.pdf
In this episode, Registered Dietitians Wendy Lopez, MS, RD and Jessica Jones, MS, RD share their personal experiences with the dreaded PMS, and talk about nutritional and lifestyle interventions to alleviate discomfort and pain. References: How to cure PMS with food video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qPhcFu2d-SY Access to full transcript and studies mentioned: http://www.foodheavenmadeeasy.com/nutritional-lifestyle-interventions-for-pms-podcast-episode-4/ More info here: http://www.medicinenet.com/p
It's often touted as the most important meal of the day, but how much do we really know about breakfast? We share our top tricks for maximizing your breakfast plus our favorite breakfast ideas...with options for those that have NO time to spare.
In their second podcast episode, Registered Dietitians Wendy Lopez, MS, RD and Jessica Jones, MS, RD talk about why they became vegetarian, top mistakes people make when making the transition, and tips for making that transition healthy and smooth. References: Grow NYC www.grownyc.org How to be a Healthy Vegetarian for Beginners Video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XqostqeLYJ4 Food Heaven Vegetarian Starter Kit http://www.foodheavenstore.com/store/p11/Vegetarian_Starter_Kit.html
In their very first podcast episode, Registered Dietitians Wendy Lopez, MS, RD and Jessica Jones, MS, RD talk about how they met, easy tips for healthy eating and what they eat in a typical day. Mocha Freeze Recipe: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bQotajlLTsk Spa Water Recipe: http://www.foodheavenmadeeasy.com/herb-infused-h2o/