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Diabetes Digital Podcast by Food Heaven

Wendy Lopez, Jessica Jones

Health & Fitness, Alternative Health, Nutrition

4.92.3K Ratings

Overview

Join BFFs, registered dietitian nutritionists, and diabetes educators Wendy Lopez and Jessica Jones each week to navigate the many layers of diabetes management and overall well-being. Every Wednesday, we’ll dive into a world of diabetes-friendly nutrition, intuitive eating, mental health strategies, medication management, and so much more. The Diabetes Digital Podcast isn’t just another health show; it’s a culturally competent and weight-inclusive resource, seamlessly integrating diverse care approaches into each episode.

301 Episodes

Menopause and Blood Sugar: What You Need to Know

In this episode, we talk about perimenopause and menopause with Dr. Jordan, Chief Medical Officer at Midi Health. Dr. Jordan leads a team focused on women’s midlife health through Midi, a telehealth platform. We cover what menopause is, its common symptoms, when it usually starts, and how it’s related to impaired glucose tolerance. Dr. Jordan explains Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT), discussing its safety, the best time to start, and the risks of waiting. We also look at natural remedies for menopause and how they compare to HRT. For women feeling off around menopausal age, Dr. Jordan offers advice on diagnosis and treatment. She explains the differences between perimenopause and menopause and why doctors may have overlooked menopause basics in the past. We also talk about what to expect when starting HRT, including how soon you might feel better and how long treatment usually lasts. In This Episode We’ll Cover: What menopause is and if all women experience it Common symptoms of menopause and the typical starting age The relationship between impaired glucose tolerance and menopause Safety of Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) and its historical context The optimal time to start HRT and the risks of delaying treatment The effectiveness of natural remedies for menopause compared to HRT Guidance for women feeling 'off' around menopausal age on diagnosis and treatment Differences between perimenopause and menopause Why menopause basics were historically overlooked by the medical establishment What to expect when starting HRT, including improvement timelines and treatment duration + MUCH MORE! Our two simple asks to help us continue a free weekly show: Rate on iTunes or Spotify - it literally takes two seconds Review - if you love the show, please leave a review on iTunes Diabetes & Prediabetes Nutrition Counseling Are you living with diabetes or prediabetes and seeking support from a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist covered by insurance? Visit diabetesdigital.co to sign up for personalized, one-on-one nutrition counseling with one of our culturally aware and weight-inclusive Diabetes Dietitians today! For additional resources and shownotes, visit diabetesdigital.co/podcast

Transcribed - Published: 22 May 2024

Is the Sugar in Fruit Bad for People with Diabetes?

In this podcast episode, we chat with Carmelita Lombera, a UC Berkeley graduate and Diabetes Digital Dietitian with a diverse career in health coaching and nutrition, tackling the question: does fruit pose risks for those with diabetes? We dive into the difference between natural fruit sugars and added sugars, stressing the importance of understanding Glycemic Index (GI) and Glycemic Load (GL) for managing blood sugar levels. We will also highlight the benefits of choosing whole fruits over fruit juice when possible. You'll learn practical strategies for including fruits in a diabetes management plan, focusing on portion control, fruit choices, and pairing with proteins or healthy fats. In This Episode We’ll Cover: Natural sugars in fruits vs. added sugars The difference between Glycemic Index (GI) and Glycemic Load (GL) How the body processes sugar The benefits of fruit consumption for individuals with diabetes Considerations regarding fruit juice for individuals with diabetes How to include fruits and manage blood sugar levels How much fruit you should be eating in a day Practical tips for incorporating fruits into a diabetes management plan + MUCH MORE! Our two simple asks to help us continue a free weekly show: Rate on iTunes or Spotify - it literally takes two seconds Review - if you love the show, please leave a review on iTunes Diabetes & Prediabetes Nutrition Counseling Are you living with diabetes or prediabetes and seeking support from a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist covered by insurance? Visit diabetesdigital.co to sign up for personalized, one-on-one nutrition counseling with one of our culturally aware and weight-inclusive Diabetes Dietitians today! For additional resources and shownotes, visit diabetesdigital.co/podcast

Transcribed - Published: 15 May 2024

Is Ozempic Problematic? Our Thoughts As Diabetes Dietitians

On today's episode, we are back with Erin Phillips, a registered dietitian and diabetes expert for part two of our discussion on Ozempic. Erin talks on the possibility of using Ozempic for prediabetes and the challenges that arise when its demand is influenced by weight loss trends. She discusses how she handles patient requests regarding the use of Ozempic for weight loss without diabetes, its clinical effectiveness, and its impact on the body image movement. Plus, we talk about our thoughts on the Oprah special! In This Episode We’ll Cover: The effectiveness of Ozempic for prediabetes or impaired fasting glucose compared to diabetes. Advocacy challenges in securing Ozempic for individuals who genuinely need it, amidst demand for weight loss purposes Thoughts on Oprah's special Responding to patient requests on the use of Ozempic for weight loss in the absence of diabetes. Ozempic's clinical efficacy and its implications for the body image movement Key takeaways which emphasize the need for personalized care in diabetes management + MUCH MORE! Our two simple asks to help us continue a free weekly show: Rate on iTunes or Spotify - it literally takes two seconds Review - if you love the show, please leave a review on iTunes Diabetes & Prediabetes Nutrition Counseling Are you living with diabetes or prediabetes and seeking support from a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist covered by insurance? Visit diabetesdigital.co to sign up for personalized, one-on-one nutrition counseling with one of our culturally aware and weight-inclusive Diabetes Dietitians today! For additional resources and shownotes, visit diabetesdigital.co/podcast

Transcribed - Published: 8 May 2024

What Exactly is Ozempic and Who Is It For? From Diabetes to Diet Trends

In this episode of our podcast, we explore Ozempic and other GLP-1 agonist medications, tracing their journey from diabetes treatments to popular weight loss solutions. We'll examine their effectiveness, differences in dosages, and typical side effects. Our discussion will also cover their impact on diabetes management, specifically how Ozempic influences A1c levels. Joining us is Erin Phillips, a registered dietitian and diabetes expert from Seattle, WA, who specializes in diabetes and eating disorders. Erin advocates for weight-inclusive care and provides clinical consultations to healthcare professionals. Through our conversation, we aim to provide clarity on Ozempic's role in diabetes care and its implications for patients and providers alike. In This Episode We’ll Cover: What Ozempic is and why it's currently making headlines The initial purpose of Ozempic for diabetes management and its shift in use Erin's perspective on recommending Ozempic for people with diabetes Dosing disparities between weight loss and diabetes treatment, addressing concerns about potential side effects Outcomes observed in diabetes management with Ozempic and its typical impact on A1c levels Common side effects encountered in clinical practice and their potential impact on patients' quality of life + MUCH MORE! Our 2 simple asks to help us continue a free weekly show: Rate on iTunes or Spotify - it literally takes two seconds Review - if you love the show, please leave a review on iTunes Erin’s Podcast: https://www.erinphillipsnutrition.com/podcast Informed consent for GLP-1s: https://sizeinclusivemedicine.org/glp1/ Are you living with diabetes or prediabetes and seeking support from a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist covered by insurance? Visit DiabetesDigital.co to sign up for personalized, one-on-one nutrition counseling with one of our culturally aware and weight-inclusive Diabetes Dietitians today! For additional resources and shownotes, visit diabetesdigital.co/podcast.

Transcribed - Published: 1 May 2024

2 Dietitians Talk with 2 Doctors w/ Diabetes

In today's episode, we're joined by Dr. Steve Edelman and Dr. Jeremy Pettus, both endocrinologists who have been living with diabetes themselves since they were 15. They’re the hosts of the podcast Taking Control of Your Diabetes and this episode originally aired on their podcast - we’re sharing here because it was so informative and we hope you enjoy it! In This Episode We’ll Cover: Challenges individuals with diabetes face when it comes to nutrition How does someone figure out what is the best way to eat for them? Practical ways for putting together balanced meals for blood sugar management Overcoming food guilt with diabetes Striking a balance between honoring cravings for indulgent foods, while still maintaining a diet that supports their diabetes goals + MUCH MORE! Our 2 simple asks to help us continue a free weekly show: Rate on iTunes or Spotify - it literally takes two seconds Review - if you love the show, please leave a review on iTunes For additional resources and shownotes, visit https://diabetesdigital.co/category/podcast/

Transcribed - Published: 24 April 2024

Everything You Need To Know About CGMs

In today's episode, we're joined again by Isabel Reckson, a Diabetes Digital Registered Dietitian and Certified Diabetes Educator. Together, we explore the benefits of continuous glucose monitors (CGMs) in diabetes management, discussing their real-time tracking and emerging innovations. We address utilization, potential risks, and staying informed, along with financial considerations and insurance coverage. Join us as we uncover the impact of CGMs and diabetes technology, transforming the way we manage diabetes. In This Episode We’ll Cover: Benefits of continuous glucose monitors (CGMs) in diabetes management Emerging promising and innovative diabetes technologies Utilization and potential risks of wearable devices and smartphone apps Staying informed about new developments in diabetes technology Financial considerations and insurance coverage for diabetes devices Approaching discussions about diabetes technology with hesitant or older patients Strategies to prevent CGM sensors from detaching during daily activities Guidance for newly diagnosed individuals interested in exploring diabetes technology Addressing concerns about privacy and data security related to diabetes technology + MUCH MORE! Our 2 simple asks to help us continue a free weekly show: Rate on iTunes or Spotify - it literally takes two seconds Review - if you love the show, please leave a review on iTunes For additional resources and shownotes, visit https://diabetesdigital.co/category/podcast/

Transcribed - Published: 17 April 2024

The Ultimate Guide to Continuous Glucose Monitors (CGMs) and How They Work

In today's episode, we're joined again by Isabel Reckson, a Diabetes Digital Registered Dietitian and Certified Diabetes Educator. Together, we explore the benefits of continuous glucose monitors (CGMs) in diabetes management, discussing their real-time tracking and emerging innovations. We address utilization, potential risks, and staying informed, along with financial considerations and insurance coverage. Join us as we uncover the impact of CGMs and diabetes technology, transforming the way we manage diabetes. In This Episode We’ll Cover: Benefits of continuous glucose monitors (CGMs) in diabetes management Emerging promising and innovative diabetes technologies Utilization and potential risks of wearable devices and smartphone apps Staying informed about new developments in diabetes technology Financial considerations and insurance coverage for diabetes devices Approaching discussions about diabetes technology with hesitant or older patients Strategies to prevent CGM sensors from detaching during daily activities Guidance for newly diagnosed individuals interested in exploring diabetes technology Addressing concerns about privacy and data security related to diabetes technology + MUCH MORE! Our 2 simple asks to help us continue a free weekly show: Rate on iTunes or Spotify - it literally takes two seconds Review - if you love the show, please leave a review on iTunes For additional resources and shownotes, visit https://diabetesdigital.co/category/podcast/

Transcribed - Published: 17 April 2024

Why Are My Fasting Blood Sugars So High?

In today's episode, we're troubleshooting what to do if you have high fasting blood sugars. Beyond nutrition, factors like physical activity, stress, and illness can all contribute to elevated levels. Whether it's high-carb meals before bed, the dawn phenomenon releasing hormones in the morning, or the Somogyi effect causing rebound spikes, understanding these factors is crucial. Listen as we share some strategies and tips to help you better manage your blood sugar levels. In This Episode We’ll Cover: Why you might be experiencing high fasting blood sugars Factors beyond nutrition that influence blood sugar levels, including physical activity, stress, and illness How the dawn phenomenon and Somogyi effect can play a role in high fast blood sugar levels Strategies for management, such as regular monitoring, balanced bedtime snacks, and medication adjustments. The importance of proactive management and seeking support from healthcare providers + MORE! Our 2 simple asks to help us continue a free weekly show: Rate on iTunes or Spotify - it literally takes two seconds Review - if you love the show, please leave a review on iTunes For additional resources and shownotes, visit https://diabetesdigital.co/category/podcast/

Transcribed - Published: 10 April 2024

Why are my fasting blood sugars so high?

In today's episode, we're troubleshooting what to do if you have high fasting blood sugars. Beyond nutrition, factors like physical activity, stress, and illness can all contribute to elevated levels. Whether it's high-carb meals before bed, the dawn phenomenon releasing hormones in the morning, or the Somogyi effect causing rebound spikes, understanding these factors is crucial. Listen as we share some strategies and tips to help you better manage your blood sugar levels. In This Episode We’ll Cover: Why you might be experiencing high fasting blood sugars Factors beyond nutrition that influence blood sugar levels, including physical activity, stress, and illness How the dawn phenomenon and Somogyi effect can play a role in high fast blood sugar levels Strategies for management, such as regular monitoring, balanced bedtime snacks, and medication adjustments. The importance of proactive management and seeking support from healthcare providers + MORE! Our 2 simple asks to help us continue a free weekly show: Rate on iTunes or Spotify - it literally takes two seconds Review - if you love the show, please leave a review on iTunes For additional resources and shownotes, visit https://diabetesdigital.co/category/podcast/

Transcribed - Published: 10 April 2024

How to Navigate Metformin Side Effects

Today, we're diving into how to handle the side effects of metformin for Type 2 diabetes. We'll talk about common issues like upset stomachs and metallic tastes, share practical tips to ease side effect symptoms, and the importance of reaching out to your healthcare team if you're experiencing symptoms. In This Episode We’ll Cover: How to manage metformin side effects for Type 2 diabetes Metformin's role and common prescription for diabetes management Overview of how metformin works in the body Review of typical side effects such as nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, stomach ache, loss of appetite, and metallic taste in the mouth How metformin doesn't usually cause low blood sugar but may in combination with other medications The importance of discussing side effects with healthcare providers Four practical tips for managing side effects of metformin + MUCH MORE! Our 2 simple asks to help us continue a free weekly show: Rate on iTunes or Spotify - it literally takes two seconds Review - if you love the show, please leave a review on iTunes For additional resources and shownotes, visit https://diabetesdigital.co/category/podcast/ or Hydration Podcast Episode What To Do When You Have Hypoglycemia Podcast Episode 10 Easy Ways To Drink More Water 5 Ways to Hydrate That Aren’t Water

Transcribed - Published: 3 April 2024

How Do You Know If You Have Type 1 or Type 2 Diabetes?

Today we're tackling a question we hear all the time: How do you tell Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes apart? We'll break it down by discussing their unique causes, symptoms, and treatments. Plus, we share the different diagnostic tests doctors use, ranging from basic blood sugar checks to specialized autoimmune tests for Type 1. Ever heard of Type 1.5 (LADA)? We will discuss the nuances behind Type 1.5 and treatment and more! In This Episode We’ll Cover: The differences between Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes Causes, symptoms, and treatments for Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes Diagnostic methods for Type 1 and Type 2 How autoimmune testing is used to detect specific antibodies targeting the pancreas for Type 1 What Type 1.5 Diabetes is and its treatment The different treatment approaches for Type 1, such as insulin therapy, a balanced diet, exercise, and blood sugar monitoring The different treatment strategies for Type 2, including focusing on lifestyle changes, oral or injectable medications, and potential insulin therapy + MUCH MORE! Our 2 simple asks to help us continue a free weekly show: Rate on iTunes or Spotify - it literally takes two seconds Review - if you love the show, please leave a review on iTunes For additional resources and shownotes, visit https://diabetesdigital.co/category/podcast/ Jenny’s Podcast Episode: How I Navigate Type 1 Diabetes as a Registered Dietitian How to Know When it’s Time to Start Insulin Tests to confirm Type 1: These tests confirm the autoimmune basis of Type 1 diabetes by assessing specific antibodies associated with the condition. These include Islet cell cytoplasmic autoantibodies (ICA), Glutamic acid decarboxylase autoantibodies (GADA), Insulinoma-associated-2 autoantibodies (IA-2A), and Insulin autoantibodies (IAA). Elevated levels of these antibodies indicate a higher likelihood of Type 1 diabetes. Supplementary evaluations, such as a C-peptide test or an insulin assay test, may accompany the diabetes antibody panel to provide a more thorough assessment of the diabetes status. These tests, combined with the diabetes antibody panel, offer a comprehensive overview of the condition. Interpretation of test results involves understanding that positive findings suggest the presence of antibodies associated with Type 1 diabetes or an increased risk of developing it. Conversely, negative results may indicate a lower probability of Type 1 diabetes, although some individuals with the condition may not exhibit these antibodies. It's essential to consult with a healthcare provider to grasp the implications of test outcomes for your specific circumstances.

Transcribed - Published: 27 March 2024

Insulin Therapy 101: A Beginner's Guide to Insulin Management in Type 2 Diabetes

In today's episode, we're joined by Isabel Reckson, a Diabetes Digital Registered Dietitian and Certified Diabetes Educator. With a background in Public Health, Isabel champions health equity while specializing in hypertension, chronic kidney disease, and kidney stones. With diverse experience, Isabel is on the podcast today to share key indicators for when to consider insulin therapy. In This Episode We’ll Cover: Physiological reasons for requiring insulin in diabetes management The resistance and stigma associated with insulin therapy Insulin needs for type 1 and type 2 diabetes Common misconceptions about starting insulin therapy Overcoming challenges like fear of injections and inconvenience Risks, benefits, and strategies for reducing risks associated with insulin The misconceptions behind being on insulin forever Consequences of delaying insulin therapy when needed Innovations in insulin therapy on the horizon for diabetes management + MUCH MORE! Our 2 simple asks to help us continue a free weekly show: Rate on iTunes or Spotify - it literally takes two seconds Review - if you love the show, please leave a review on iTunes For additional resources and shownotes, visit https://diabetesdigital.co/category/podcast/

Transcribed - Published: 21 March 2024

How to Know When It's Time to Start Insulin

In today's episode, we're joined by Isabel Reckson, a Diabetes Digital Registered Dietitian and Certified Diabetes Educator. With a background in Public Health, Isabel champions health equity while specializing in hypertension, chronic kidney disease, and kidney stones. With diverse experience, Isabel is on the podcast today to share key indicators for when to consider insulin therapy. In This Episode We’ll Cover: Physiological reasons for requiring insulin in diabetes management The resistance and stigma associated with insulin therapy Insulin needs for type 1 and type 2 diabetes Common misconceptions about starting insulin therapy Overcoming challenges like fear of injections and inconvenience Risks, benefits, and strategies for reducing risks associated with insulin The misconceptions behind being on insulin forever Consequences of delaying insulin therapy when needed Innovations in insulin therapy on the horizon for diabetes management + MUCH MORE! Our 2 simple asks to help us continue a free weekly show: Rate on iTunes or Spotify - it literally takes two seconds Review - if you love the show, please leave a review on iTunes For additional resources and shownotes, visit https://diabetesdigital.co/category/podcast/

Transcribed - Published: 21 March 2024

How to Know When It's Time to Start Insulin in Type 2 Diabetes

In today's episode, we're joined by Isabel Reckson, a Diabetes Digital Registered Dietitian and Certified Diabetes Educator. With a background in Public Health, Isabel champions health equity while specializing in hypertension, chronic kidney disease, and kidney stones. With diverse experience, Isabel is on the podcast today to share key indicators for when to consider insulin therapy. In This Episode We’ll Cover: Physiological reasons for requiring insulin in diabetes management The resistance and stigma associated with insulin therapy Insulin needs for type 1 and type 2 diabetes Common misconceptions about starting insulin therapy Overcoming challenges like fear of injections and inconvenience Risks, benefits, and strategies for reducing risks associated with insulin The misconceptions behind being on insulin forever Consequences of delaying insulin therapy when needed Innovations in insulin therapy on the horizon for diabetes management + MUCH MORE! Our 2 simple asks to help us continue a free weekly show: Rate on iTunes or Spotify - it literally takes two seconds Review - if you love the show, please leave a review on iTunes For additional resources and shownotes, visit https://diabetesdigital.co/category/podcast/

Transcribed - Published: 21 March 2024

How I Navigate Type 1 Diabetes as a Registered Dietitian

On today's podcast, we interviewed Jenny Fernandez, our very first dietitian at Diabetes Digital. We're diving into Jenny's journey, both personally and professionally, as someone living with Type 1 diabetes. Jenny was diagnosed with diabetes at 8 years old and shares how it influenced her path as a nutrition professional. Her own experiences have fueled her passion for helping others manage diabetes seamlessly, with a focus on cultural sensitivity and a holistic approach to health. This episode is not just about personal triumph but also full of insights for anyone looking to navigate diabetes without letting it overshadow the joy of living fully. In This Episode We’ll Cover: What it was like to be diagnosed at the age of 8 with Type 1 diabetes The unexpected nature of the diagnosis, the symptoms Jenny experienced, and how her family handled the news The cultural aspects of Jenny’s diagnosis, touching on the societal landscape at the time and whether there was any stigma or taboo associated with diabetes How Jenny’s parents and family managed her diagnosis, discussing whether it felt like a significant shift in the household How Jenny managed childhood experiences, including how diabetes impacted social situations like slumber parties The concept of diabetes burnout, with Jenny providing tips, especially for individuals on insulin who may feel overwhelmed Jenny’s journey to becoming a Registered Dietitian (RD) and whether it was her first career choice Tips, tools, and resources for people with diabetes + MUCH MORE! Our 3 simple asks to help us continue a free weekly show: Rate on iTunes or Spotify - it literally takes two seconds Review - if you love the show, please leave a review on iTunes

Transcribed - Published: 13 March 2024

What to Do When You Have Hypoglycemia In Diabetes

Today we’re covering everything you need to know about hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) and share evidence-based ways for preventing and managing it. We will help you identify what hypoglycemia symptoms to look out for and offer practical tips for preventing and managing low blood sugar. In This Episode We’ll Cover: What hypoglycemia is How to know if you are experiencing hypoglycemia and what symptoms to look out for How different illnesses and common diabetes medications can contribute to hypoglycemia The importance of recognizing warning signs, regular blood sugar monitoring, and consequences of untreated hypoglycemia Practical tips on meal timing, balanced nutrition, and on-the-go options for managing and preventing hypoglycemia + MORE! Our 2 simple asks to help us continue a free weekly show: Rate on iTunes or Spotify - it literally takes two seconds Review - if you love the show, please leave a review on iTunes

Transcribed - Published: 6 March 2024

What to Do When You Have Hypoglycemia

Today we’re covering everything you need to know about hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) and share evidence-based ways for preventing and managing it. We will help you identify what hypoglycemia symptoms to look out for and offer practical tips for preventing and managing low blood sugar. In This Episode We’ll Cover: What hypoglycemia is How to know if you are experiencing hypoglycemia and what symptoms to look out for How different illnesses and common diabetes medications can contribute to hypoglycemia The importance of recognizing warning signs, regular blood sugar monitoring, and consequences of untreated hypoglycemia Practical tips on meal timing, balanced nutrition, and on-the-go options for managing and preventing hypoglycemia + MORE! Our 2 simple asks to help us continue a free weekly show: Rate on iTunes or Spotify - it literally takes two seconds Review - if you love the show, please leave a review on iTunes

Transcribed - Published: 6 March 2024

Most Common Diabetes Risk Factors Explained

In this episode, we discuss key risk factors for Type 2 diabetes and prevention strategies and go over the impact of nutrition, lifestyle choices, health complications, and social determinants of health. We cover why BIPOC communities are at a higher risk and how the lack of resources plays a role in overall health. In This Episode We’ll Cover: Key risk factors for Type 2 diabetes Prevention strategies for managing Type 2 diabetes The role nutrition plays on diabetes prevention How health complications play a role in Type 2 diabetes Social determinants of health and their connection to diabetes Why BIPOC communities face a higher risk of Type 2 diabetes How the lack of access plays a role in overall health disparities + MORE! Our 2 simple asks to help us continue a free weekly show: Rate on iTunes or Spotify - it literally takes two seconds Review - if you love the show, please leave a review on iTunes

Transcribed - Published: 28 February 2024

The Most Common Diabetes Risk Factors Explained

In this episode, we discuss key risk factors for Type 2 diabetes and prevention strategies and go over the impact of nutrition, lifestyle choices, health complications, and social determinants of health. We cover why BIPOC communities are at a higher risk and how the lack of resources plays a role in overall health. In This Episode We’ll Cover: Key risk factors for Type 2 diabetes Prevention strategies for managing Type 2 diabetes The role nutrition plays on diabetes prevention How health complications play a role in Type 2 diabetes Social determinants of health and their connection to diabetes Why BIPOC communities face a higher risk of Type 2 diabetes How the lack of access plays a role in overall health disparities + MORE! Our 2 simple asks to help us continue a free weekly show: Rate on iTunes or Spotify - it literally takes two seconds Review - if you love the show, please leave a review on iTunes

Transcribed - Published: 28 February 2024

Why we don't recommend weight loss for type 2 diabetes

In this episode, we discuss the common belief that weight loss is essential for managing type 2 diabetes. We address the prevalence of weight-centric approaches in diabetes care and the struggles people face in sustaining long-term weight loss. With the many limitations that come with restrictive diets, we discuss how outcomes like improved A1C, blood sugar control, and overall well-being are more important than the number on the scale. In This Episode We’ll Cover: The prevalence of weight-centric approaches in diabetes care Limitations of restrictive diets and their ineffectiveness of long-term weight loss The importance of addressing behavior changes for improved A1C, blood sugar control, and overall well-being The challenges of sustaining long-term weight loss How we saw the need to pivot in diabetes management towards weight-inclusive care. The Impact of yo-yo dieting on blood sugar control Common assumption that weight is a behavior and the unpredictability of weight loss outcomes + MORE! Our 2 simple asks to help us continue a free weekly show: Rate on iTunes or Spotify - it literally takes two seconds Review - if you love the show, please leave a review on iTunes

Transcribed - Published: 21 February 2024

Why We Don't Recommend Weight Loss For Type 2 Diabetes

In this episode, we discuss the common belief that weight loss is essential for managing type 2 diabetes. We address the prevalence of weight-centric approaches in diabetes care and the struggles people face in sustaining long-term weight loss. With the many limitations that come with restrictive diets, we discuss how outcomes like improved A1C, blood sugar control, and overall well-being are more important than the number on the scale. In This Episode We’ll Cover: The prevalence of weight-centric approaches in diabetes care Limitations of restrictive diets and their ineffectiveness of long-term weight loss The importance of addressing behavior changes for improved A1C, blood sugar control, and overall well-being The challenges of sustaining long-term weight loss How we saw the need to pivot in diabetes management towards weight-inclusive care. The Impact of yo-yo dieting on blood sugar control Common assumption that weight is a behavior and the unpredictability of weight loss outcomes + MORE! Our 2 simple asks to help us continue a free weekly show: Rate on iTunes or Spotify - it literally takes two seconds Review - if you love the show, please leave a review on iTunes

Transcribed - Published: 21 February 2024

5 Nutrition Tips to Lower Blood Sugar

In this episode, we discuss diabetes management, highlighting five science-backed strategies for lowering blood sugar levels. We explore how Medical Nutrition Therapy (MNT) can play a role in reducing Hemoglobin A1c. We also highlight the significance of seeking guidance from a Registered Dietitian, equipped with the education and training to help you manage diabetes through a personalized plan and ongoing support. In This Episode We’ll Cover: How whole foods play a role in blood sugar management Why it's important to eat carbohydrates even with prediabetes or diabetes How protein and healthy fats play a role in blood sugar management How meal timing can be key to reducing blood sugar spikes The importance of working with Registered Dietitian vs a Nutritionist + MORE! Our 2 simple asks to help us continue a free weekly show: Rate on iTunes or Spotify - it literally takes two seconds Review - if you love the show, please leave a review on iTunes

Transcribed - Published: 14 February 2024

Can Type 2 Diabetes Really Be Reversed?

Today, we're breaking down a controversial question: can type 2 diabetes be reversed? There are tons of articles out there discussing this hot topic, but we dive into the evidence-based research behind it. Throughout this episode, we dissect the differences between prediabetes and diabetes, how diabetes is diagnosed, and share practical tips for a holistic approach to diabetes management. In This Episode We’ll Cover: The evidence-based research behind reversing type 2 diabetes The distinctions between prediabetes and diabetes and how they play roles in reversal or remission The different diagnostic tests used to distinguish between prediabetes and diabetes Actionable and practical tips for managing diabetes holistically The importance of relying on evidence-based research to navigate the complexities of diabetes + MORE! Our 2 simple asks to help us continue a free weekly show: Rate on iTunes or Spotify - it literally takes two seconds Review - if you love the show, please leave a review on iTunes

Transcribed - Published: 7 February 2024

Diabetes Symptoms You Should Look Out For

In this episode, we uncover crucial diabetes symptoms, emphasizing the importance of early detection for preventing complications and enhancing quality of life. We also explore common and less common symptoms, diagnostic factors, and even touch on prediabetes signs. This episode is a must-listen if you’re interested in a holistic approach to diabetes care. In This Episode We’ll Cover: The staggering statistics and disparities related to diabetes The impact of systemic bias and racism in healthcare Common and less common symptoms of Type 2 Diabetes Early detection of diabetes symptoms and what benefits it brings Different diagnostic tests that doctors use to diagnose Type 2 Diabetes Practical steps to recognize and address diabetes symptoms Signs someone may notice if they have prediabetes + MORE! Our 2 simple asks to help us continue a free weekly show: Rate on iTunes or Spotify - it literally takes two seconds Review - if you love the show, please leave a review on iTunes

Transcribed - Published: 31 January 2024

And We’re Back! Introducing: Diabetes Digital

After a 6-month break, we're thrilled to be back with exciting news about our new business, Diabetes Digital. In this episode, we go over alarming diabetes statistics, how diabetes disproportionately impacts BIPOC communities, and highlight our commitment to weight-inclusive and culturally competent care. As dietitians and entrepreneurs, we share the challenges and rewards of this journey, from insurance hurdles to our excitement about this new venture! In This Episode We’ll Cover: Life updates and our current journey with Food Heaven Our latest venture: Diabetes Digital The crucial roles dietitians play in long term diabetes care Eye-opening stats for adults dealing with diabetes or prediabetes The disproportionate impact of diabetes on BIPOC communities How we are enhancing accessible care and combating biased nutrition education Why we are choosing a Health at Every Size (HAES) approach for diabetes care How to join Diabetes Digital and what our membership offers + MORE! Our 2 simple asks to help us continue a free weekly show: Rate on iTunes or Spotify - it literally takes two seconds Review - if you love the show, please leave a review on iTunes For additional resources and shownotes, visit diabetesdigital.co/podcast

Transcribed - Published: 24 January 2024

Goodbye For Now

We’re taking a break ya’ll! The podcast has been running for over 7 years pretty much non stop and what’s best for us is to take a step back. BUT as you know, we’re not leaving you high and dry forever because our new project is set to launch in the fall. Listen to this episode to hear a couple spoilers about said project, what we’ll be up to in our time off, and how we decided on this next step. Thank you all for showing up for us and tuning in over the years! We sincerely appreciate each interaction on instagram, podcast review, etc. In This Episode We’ll Cover: Why we’re taking a break Why we need to be talking to white men more What we’re doing in our time off What’s next for us! Our 3 simple asks to help us continue a free weekly show: Rate on iTunes or Spotify - it literally takes two seconds Review - if you love the show, please leave a review on iTunes Support our partners by using our unique ‘HOOKUP’ codes at foodheavenmadeeasy.com/hookup Episode sponsors: Sephora offers a wide variety of clean makeup brands and products. To learn more visit sephora.com/clean. For additional resources and shownotes, visit foodheavenmadeeasy.com/podcast. Produced by Dear Media

Transcribed - Published: 21 June 2023

The Pivot: The Nuances of Doing What You Love

How many times have you heard, “if you love what you do, you’ll never work a day in your life”? We bet MANY. In this episode, our business coach Marley Frank shares why that is definitely NOT true and why it may not even be the most important thing to do what you love (and that’s ok). This is part two of our episodes with Marley and you do not want to miss it if you feel a change coming in your career or your life. In This Episode We’ll Cover: Why it’s important to bloom where you’re planted Do you need to love what you do? How to learn a lesson from the stages of your life How to find the power to change Can you change without starting over? Two things you should know to create change How to move with the waves of change Our 3 simple asks to help us continue a free weekly show: Rate on iTunes or Spotify - it literally takes two seconds Review - if you love the show, please leave a review on iTunes Support our partners by using our unique ‘HOOKUP’ codes at foodheavenmadeeasy.com/hookup Episode sponsors: Sephora offers a wide variety of clean makeup brands and products. To learn more visit sephora.com/clean. Athletic Greens is giving you a FREE 1-year supply of Vitamin D AND 5 free travel packs with your first purchase. Go to athleticgreens.com/FOODHEAVEN. Produced by Dear Media

Transcribed - Published: 14 June 2023

The Pivot: Do You Need To Love What You Do?

How many times have you heard, “if you love what you do, you’ll never work a day in your life”? We bet MANY. In this episode, our business coach Marley Frank shares why that is definitely NOT true and why it may not even be the most important thing to do what you love (and that’s ok). This is part two of our episodes with Marley and you do not want to miss it if you feel a change coming in your career or your life. In This Episode We’ll Cover: Why it’s important to bloom where you’re planted Do you need to love what you do? How to learn a lesson from the stages of your life How to find the power to change Can you change without starting over? Two things you should know to create change How to move with the waves of change Our 3 simple asks to help us continue a free weekly show: Rate on iTunes or Spotify - it literally takes two seconds Review - if you love the show, please leave a review on iTunes Support our partners by using our unique ‘HOOKUP’ codes at foodheavenmadeeasy.com/hookup Episode sponsors: Sephora offers a wide variety of clean makeup brands and products. To learn more visit sephora.com/clean. Athletic Greens is giving you a FREE 1-year supply of Vitamin D AND 5 free travel packs with your first purchase. Go to athleticgreens.com/FOODHEAVEN. Produced by Dear Media

Transcribed - Published: 14 June 2023

The Pivot: A Therapeutic Conversation w/ our Business Coach

Disclaimer: we are not responsible for any of y'all quitting your jobs after listening to this episode! Continuing our pivot series, we talk with our business coach Marley Frank about what it’s like working with clients in the way that she does. We talk about how she helps to empower people to work in a way that fills their cup. We also chat about building self efficacy to create change and how to know when it’s time to change. This episode is one you will NOT want to miss. In This Episode We’ll Cover: What it’s been like for Marley to work with us How did Marley become a business coach? When do you know it’s time to pivot in business? How to figure out what’s working and what’s not How to learn how to ask for help Why it’s important to act on changes you feel are necessary Why does enjoying your work matter so much? How to find your power to change Our 3 simple asks to help us continue a free weekly show: Rate on iTunes or Spotify - it literally takes two seconds Review - if you love the show, please leave a review on iTunes Support our partners by using our unique ‘HOOKUP’ codes at foodheavenmadeeasy.com/hookup Episode sponsor: Sephora offers a wide variety of clean makeup brands and products. To learn more visit sephora.com/clean Produced by Dear MediaSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Transcribed - Published: 7 June 2023

The Pivot: Business Q&A

You asked, we answered! Last week we asked you what you wanted to know about business and Food Heaven, and in this episode we answer a couple of those questions and give you all the deets. Listen to hear about everything from what we do about health insurance to our brand partnership horror stories. In This Episode We’ll Cover: Is a career coach worth the investment? What to look for in a business coach What our vision is for Food Heaven Do you NEED a business plan? How has our approach changed over the years? Could we ever see ourselves going back to a 9-5? How do we incorporate our values and needs into our next business move? What do we do for health insurance as an entrepreneur? We do a lot- do we just work all the time? Our brand deal horror stories How we research our audience Our 3 simple asks to help us continue a free weekly show: Rate on iTunes or Spotify - it literally takes two seconds Review - if you love the show, please leave a review on iTunes Support our partners by using our unique ‘HOOKUP’ codes at foodheavenmadeeasy.com/hookup For additional resources and shownotes, visit foodheavenmadeeasy.com/podcast. Produced by Dear Media

Transcribed - Published: 31 May 2023

The Pivot: Our Business Ideas (+ What We’re Leaving Behind)

This is episode 3 of our Pivot series where we’ve been talking about why we’re ready for a pivot and where our business might be headed next! We’ve debriefed A LOT in the last two episodes and in this episode we start sharing some of the ideas we’ve had and which ones we’ve crossed off the list. Listen to hear our honest opinions about what’s going on in the nutrition space right now and what we do not want to be a part of. In This Episode We’ll Cover: What we love about the current model of Food Heaven Our desire to create something tech forward Why our wellness retreat won’t work out (right now) Challenges with Food Heaven Will Food Heaven have new hosts in the future? What we want from the next phase of our lives The future of Food Heaven Podcast Are we joining Only Fans?? AI generated content is not for us Business offerings that we think are a scam Our 3 simple asks to help us continue a free weekly show: Rate on iTunes or Spotify - it literally takes two seconds Review - if you love the show, please leave a review on iTunes Support our partners by using our unique ‘HOOKUP’ codes at foodheavenmadeeasy.com/hookup For additional resources and shownotes, visit foodheavenmadeeasy.com/podcast. Produced by Dear Media

Transcribed - Published: 24 May 2023

The Pivot: The Pros & Cons of Being an RD Influencer & Our Financials (w/ ACTUAL Numbers)

We’re spilling allll the tea this week y'all. We’ve been in the biz for 12 years and have seen and done a lot, so we’re bringing you through our RD journey to where we are now as RD influencers. Our goal here is transparency- we’re even telling you how much we make and where our money comes from. Listen to this episode to hear the side of being an influencer that most people don’t share and how we’re getting closer to figuring out our next phase of Food Heaven. In This Episode We’ll Cover: What is the difference between a dietitian and a nutritionist? Why we became dietitians How we got our start as dietitians What are the pro’s and con’s of being a dietitian? Why so many dietitians have side hustles How much money you can expect to make as a dietitian How much money we make as dietitians in social media How we make money as dietitians What expenses for our business are like Tax benefits of being a business owner Our 3 simple asks to help us continue a free weekly show: Rate on iTunes or Spotify - it literally takes two seconds Review - if you love the show, please leave a review on iTunes Support our partners by using our unique ‘HOOKUP’ codes at foodheavenmadeeasy.com/hookup Produced by Dear Media

Transcribed - Published: 17 May 2023

The Pivot: 12 Years of Food Heaven– Somethings Gotta Change

It’s been 12 years of Food Heaven… now what? In this episode we go back to the beginning to talk about our start, our best moments, and why we need to change. We talk about the pros and cons and highs and lows of being in the biz and get real about finances, creativity, and why we need to switch things up. Have an idea for us? Email [email protected]! In This Episode We’ll Cover: How we started Behind the scenes of partnerships Why our creativity is waning Our favorite brands to work with What they don’t tell you about content creation Being the talent isn’t all fun and games Always being “on” even when we’re off Our 3 simple asks to help us continue a free weekly show: Rate on iTunes or Spotify - it literally takes two seconds Review - if you love the show, please leave a review on iTunes Support our partners by using our unique ‘HOOKUP’ codes at foodheavenmadeeasy.com/hookup Episode sponsors: Athletic Greens is giving you a FREE 1-year supply of Vitamin D AND 5 free travel packs with your first purchase at athleticgreens.com/FOODHEAVEN For additional resources and shownotes, visit foodheavenmadeeasy.com/podcast. Produced by Dear Media

Transcribed - Published: 10 May 2023

Creating a More Conscious Life with Hey Fran Hey

ATTENTION multitaskers and workaholics- this episode was made for you. Fran Medina is a spokesperson for more conscious day-to-day living. After moving from New York to Portland, Francheska shares what it’s been like to slow down, stop multitasking, and create her life in a new city. We’ve been friends with fran for over 10 years (this second photo was taken in 2012). As an internet OG, she welcomed us with open arms when we started food heaven back in the day and it’s alwas a pleasure getting to learn from her. This episode will leave you feeling inspired to get out in nature, slow down, and stop working so dang much! In This Episode We’ll Cover: How living in NYC is different from Portland What it’s like to be black in Portland How to make friends in a new city Why does it feel awkward to make new friends in our 40’s? How to slow down in life Giving up consistency on social media for peace The process for vetting which brands to work with What is a digital architect? How to NOT multitask Work is an addiction Why you should listen to the Living for We podcast Our 3 simple asks to help us continue a free weekly show: Rate on iTunes or Spotify - it literally takes two seconds Review - if you love the show, please leave a review on iTunes Support our partners by using our unique ‘HOOKUP’ codes at foodheavenmadeeasy.com/hookup For additional resources and shownotes, visit foodheavenmadeeasy.com/podcast.

Transcribed - Published: 3 May 2023

Why is Nobody Talking About Social Determinants of Health? W/ Your Nutrition BFF

Listen- even as dietitians we’re the first to admit that health is not entirely determined by what you eat and how you move. In this episode we interview Clara Nosek, an outpatient registered dietitian by day and content creator/internet troll by night, to give insight into the other factors that impact health. Listen to hear about the social determinants of health and how they play a part in your life. In This Episode We’ll Cover: What are the social determinants of health? How the nutrition meme queen came to be Healthcare’s focus on the symptoms versus the root problem How food insecurity impacts health Convenience foods that are budget friendly How chronic stress impacts your life and nutrition How trauma impacts health Boundaries you can set to improve your health Our 3 simple asks to help us continue a free weekly show: Rate on iTunes or Spotify - it literally takes two seconds Review - if you love the show, please leave a review on iTunes Support our partners by using our unique ‘HOOKUP’ codes at foodheavenmadeeasy.com/hookup For additional resources and shownotes, visit foodheavenmadeeasy.com/podcast. Produced by Dear Media

Transcribed - Published: 26 April 2023

How to Make Healthy Eating Work for You

Are you overwhelmed by the immense amount of all or nothing nutrition guidance on the internet? Are you totally lost on which health promoting behaviors will actually work for you? We get it- that’s why we asked Registered Dietitian Christy Wilson to share how she helps her clients find what works for them. She is the owner of Christy Wilson Nutrition, LLC, a nutrition communications business focused on teaching folks that healthy, nutritious foods are budget-friendly, beautiful and easy to prepare. Listen to this episode to learn more about what actually impacts your health and what you can stop worrying about! In This Episode We’ll Cover: What is a relationship with food? Is weight loss the answer? What does it mean to listen to your body? What are the common signs of hunger? Should you be symptom tracking after meals? Is BMI important? Is health all about the food that you eat? How can you tell if you have an intolerance to a food? How does stress impact digestion? How to stick to your health promoting behaviors How to figure out what works for you to improve your health Our 3 simple asks to help us continue a free weekly show: Rate on iTunes or Spotify - it literally takes two seconds Review - if you love the show, please leave a review on iTunes Support our partners by using our unique ‘HOOKUP’ codes at foodheavenmadeeasy.com/hookup Produced by Dear Media

Transcribed - Published: 19 April 2023

In Defense of Processed Foods with The Nutrition Tea

YES, you CAN eat ingredients you can’t pronounce! Processed foods get a bad wrap but Shana Minei Spence is here to set the record straight on canned food, frozen, and other processed products.. Shana is an “all foods fit” dietitian based in New York who you can trust to give you unbiased nutrition information to ACTUALLY improve your health and not elicit shame. What we cover: What are the levels of food processing? Are ultra processed foods ok? Why do we choose the foods we do? Why “everything in moderation” advice is misleading Should you really NOT eat foods with ingredients you can’t pronounce? We process food to make it safe. Do canned foods deserve their bad reputation? How to choose canned foods wisely Are frozen foods as healthy as fresh foods? Are frozen meals nutritious? How to pick the perfect balanced frozen meal Our 3 simple asks to help us continue a free weekly show: Rate on iTunes or Spotify - it literally takes two seconds Review - if you love the show, please leave a review on iTunes Support our partners by using our unique ‘HOOKUP’ codes at foodheavenmadeeasy.com/hookup Episode Sponsors: Athletic Greens is giving you a FREE 1-year supply of Vitamin D AND 5 free travel packs with your first purchase at athleticgreens.com/FOODHEAVEN Way is a mindful eating app that helps people find peace in their relationships with food and their body. For a limited time only, when you visit eatmyway.com, you will receive 30% off your subscription and a one-week free trial. Produced by Dear Media

Transcribed - Published: 12 April 2023

Does Your Vagina Need Cleansing? And Other Good Questions with Our Fave Gynecologist

Girlll you better put that Summer’s Eve down right now! You all had so many questions about vaginal health and we brought the best of the best to answer them all. Dr. Heather Irobunda is an Obstetrician Gynecologist based in Queens, New York who shows women, specifically women of color, that you can feel safe and supported by your gynecologists (not creeped out or shamed). Listen to hear answers to most asked questions about vaginal health that you NEED to know. In This Episode We’ll Cover: What age should you start going to the gynecologist? What age should you get your first gynecology exam? How often should you get pap smears? How to advocate for yourself at the gynecologists appointment Best tips to advocate for pain management at the gynecologist's office You’re not crazy for having a painful experience with IUD insertion How to pick a gynecologist that’s not a creep Should you be cleansing your vagina? Are yoni egg’s useful? Do we need products to balance vaginal pH? How to know if hormonal birth control is right for you Can you get pregnant while on birth control? What to do if you get yeast infections after using sex toys Postpartum vaginal health Changes in sex during menopause What to do if you have recurring bacterial vaginosis or yeast infections Which brand of lube you should have Should you use water based or silicone based lube? Our 3 simple asks to help us continue a free weekly show: Rate on iTunes or Spotify - it literally takes two seconds Review - if you love the show, please leave a review on iTunes Support our partners by using our unique ‘HOOKUP’ codes at foodheavenmadeeasy.com/hookup Episode Sponsors: Way is a mindful eating app that helps people find peace in their relationships with food and their body. For a limited time only, when you visit eatmyway.com, you will receive 30% off your subscription and a one-week free trial. Produced by Dear Media

Transcribed - Published: 5 April 2023

Everything You Need to Know About Oral Hygiene: A Dentist Tells All

If you’re scared of the dentist you are not alone and you NEED to hear what this guest has to say. This week we talked with dentist Dr. Marie Jackson to answer questions about oral hygiene. She gives her BEST tips for taking care of your teeth and debunks common oral care myths, like are whitening toothpastes legit? Is fluoride safe? Do you actually need to floss? Tune in to get all your dental questions answered (even questions you didn’t know you had). In This Episode We’ll Cover: How many times a day should you brush your teeth? Why should you brush your teeth before bed? Tips to avoid morning breath Is mouthwash important? What does Fluoride do? Are bad teeth an indicator of bad health? Are bad teeth due to genetics? Do you REALLY need to floss? Should you use a soft or hard toothbrush? Are electric toothbrushes better? How to STOP skipping brushing your teeth at night How often you should go to the dentist Is fluoride beneficial? It’s ok if your gums are black Are whitening toothpastes legit? How often should you change your toothbrush? Our 3 simple asks to help us continue a free weekly show: Rate on iTunes or Spotify - it literally takes two seconds Review - if you love the show, please leave a review on iTunes Support our partners by using our unique ‘HOOKUP’ codes at foodheavenmadeeasy.com/hookup Episode sponsor: InsideTracker takes a personalized approach to health and longevity from the most trusted and relevant source: your body. InsideTracker gives you personalized and science-backed recommendations on things you can take control of to optimize your health - like food, supplements, workouts and lifestyle choices including ways to optimize sleep and stress. Get 20% off entire InsideTracker store at www.InsideTracker.com/foodheaven For additional resources and shownotes, visit foodheavenmadeeasy.com/podcast. Produced by Dear Media

Transcribed - Published: 29 March 2023

The Science of Skincare w/ Charlotte Palermino

Skincare is a hot topic right now and we interviewed an expert to set the record straight. Charlotte Palermino is the co-founder and CEO of Dieux, a clinically vetted and price transparent skincare line. This episode is informative, entertaining, and thought provoking as we discuss topics ranging from which SPF is best to why aging is a privilege instead of something to run from. Listen to this episode with the fairy godmother of skincare, Charlotte Palermino to brush up on your self care skills. In This Episode We’ll Cover: What happened with the Purito scandal? Can blue light damage your skin? What should you include in a basic skincare routine How to find the right SPF number for your face What is tretinoin? The difference between SPF 30 and SPF 50 Whether or not tanning in the sun is safe Is SPF higher than 50 effective? Is sunlight harmful through a window? What you need to know about hyperpigmentation Which is better: mineral or chemical sunscreen Why aging is a privilege, not a tragedy How much does genetics contribute to your skin? Whether or not dairy causes breakouts Is eating chocolate bad for your skin? How to convince your partner to take care of their skin Our 3 simple asks to help us continue a free weekly show: Rate on iTunes or Spotify - it literally takes two seconds Review - if you love the show, please leave a review on iTunes Support our partners by using our unique ‘HOOKUP’ codes at foodheavenmadeeasy.com/hookup Episode sponsors: Nuuly is a subscription clothing rental service. If you want more style, flexibility, and sustainability in your life, you need Nuuly. Head to Nuuly.com and use code FOODHEAVEN20 for $20 off your first month. Produced by Dear Media

Transcribed - Published: 22 March 2023

Are Protective Hairstyles Really Protective? The Science of Haircare

Do you feel like protective hairstyles are making your hair fall out? Is your hair thinning and you don’t know why? We interviewed Samaria Grandberry, a Registered Dietitian, Certified Trichologist and Licensed Natural Hair Stylist to get down to the nitty-gritty details and get YOU answers. We talk about how often you should wash your hair, if collagen supplements actually work, and more! If you have special hair concerns or want to brush up on your routine, this episode is for you. In This Episode, We’ll Cover: What is trichology? Samaria’s top hair products + the only hair care routine you need Do conditioners actually do anything? How to choose the best conditioner for your hair type Should you use oils in your curly hair routine? How often should you wash your hair? Are protective styles actually protective? + How long to leave them in How fast does hair grow? How changes in hormones impact hair loss Do collagen supplements, biotin supplements or rosemary oil help for hair growth? Dandruff solutions that work Our 3 simple asks to help us continue a free weekly show: Rate on iTunes or Spotify - it literally takes two seconds Review - if you love the show, please leave a review on iTunes foodheavenmadeeasy.com/hookup Episode sponsors: Athletic Greens is giving you a free 1-year supply of Vitamin D and 5 free travel packs at with your first purchase at athleticgreens.com/FOODHEAVEN. InsideTracker takes a personalized approach to health and longevity from the most trusted and relevant source: your body. By using data from your blood, DNA and fitness trackers, Inside Tracker gives you personalized and science-backed recommendations on things you can take control of to optimize your health - like food, supplements, workouts and lifestyle choices including ways to optimize sleep and stress. Get 20% off entire InsideTracker store when you sign up at insidetracker.com/foodheaven For additional resources and shownotes, visit foodheavenmadeeasy.com/podcast Produced by Dear Media

Transcribed - Published: 15 March 2023

In the Kitchen with Tabitha Brown

Today on the podcast we sit down with the one and only Tabitha Brown, also affectionately known as “America’s mom.” We chat with Tabitha about everything from becoming an overnight sensation to how she balances it all (and continue to find genuine joy in cooking). Tabitha has provided millions with food for the body and soul with her everyday wisdom rooted in love, kindness, and compassion. She is the author of Cooking from the Spirit and Feeding the Soul, the recipient of two NAACP Image Awards, the star of It’s CompliPlated on Food Network, and the EMMY-nominated Tab Time on YouTube and has lines of products with Target and McCormick spices and so much more. In This Episode We’ll Cover: What it’s like having everyone know who you are… overnight Tabitha’s relationship with cooking growing up (it’s not what you think) 3 of her favorite meals to cook in a hurry How to make vegan food taste flavorful Tabitha’s proven tips to get kids more interested in eating vegetables Her genius social media strategy that helps her stay sane & MORE Our 3 simple asks to help us continue a free weekly show: Rate on iTunes or Spotify - it literally takes two seconds Review - if you love the show, please leave a review on iTunes Support our partners by using our unique ‘HOOKUP’ codes at foodheavenmadeeasy.com/hookup Episode Sponsors: Nuuly is a subscription clothing rental service. If you want more style, flexibility, and sustainability in your life, you need Nuuly. Head to nuuly.com and use code FOODHEAVEN20 for $20 off your first month. Way is a mindful eating app that helps people find peace in their relationships with food and their body. For a limited time only, when you visit eatmyway.com, you will receive 30% off your subscription and a one-week free trial. Produced by Dear Media

Transcribed - Published: 8 March 2023

How to Know When Divorce is The Answer

Divorce is a topic most stray away from, but we are here facing it head on with author and Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Chautè Henry Thompson. This is the last episode in our relationship series and we can’t talk about relationships without talking about divorce. Listen to hear from an expert on when it may be time to get a divorce, why some couples get divorced, and what to do if you’re just not in love anymore. In This Episode We’ll Cover: The easiest way to know when it’s time to get a divorce? How much “sticking it out” should you actually do? Why women in cisgender heterosexual relationships are more likely to file for divorce than men Chautè’s brilliant advice for people who know they need to get a divorce but are afraid Why getting a divorce does not make you a failure Should couples counseling be more preventative than reactive? What if you’re not “in love” anymore? Whether or not divorce meets criteria for trauma Chautè’s super helpful tips for how to care for yourself through divorce, as someone who has been there Do people ever regret getting a divorce? Do prenups make divorce easier? Whether or not you should stay married for the kids How to support a friend through divorce Will divorce automatically traumatize your children? & MORE Our 3 simple asks to help us continue a free weekly show: Rate on iTunes or Spotify - it literally takes two seconds Review - if you love the show, please leave a review on iTunes Support our partners by using our unique ‘HOOKUP’ codes at foodheavenmadeeasy.com/hookup Episode Sponsors: InsideTracker takes a personalized approach to health and longevity from the most trusted and relevant source: your body. For a limited time, you get 20% off the entire InsideTracker store when you sign up at insidetracker.com/foodheaven For our resources and shownotes, visit foodheavenmadeeasy.com/podcast Produced by Dear Media

Transcribed - Published: 1 March 2023

3 Small Ways To Improve The Quality Of Your Relationship

You know those couples that post about their partner non stop on social media, or post ESSAYS about their love? Well, research shows that they might not be as solid as they seem. This is our second episode with relationship expert Ty Tashiro and the 4th episode in our relationship series. Ty shares even more evidence based information on how to truly be happier in your partnership for a love that lasts. In This Episode We’ll Cover: How to grow stronger in your relationship How much is TOO much when posting about your partner on social media Is the second time the charm when it comes to marriage? How to be happier in your relationship How to keep a playful spirit in love How to appreciate your partner more Our 3 simple asks to help us continue a free weekly show: Rate on iTunes or Spotify - it literally takes two seconds Review - if you love the show, please leave a review on iTunes Support our partners by using our unique ‘HOOKUP’ codes at foodheavenmadeeasy.com/hookup Episode sponsors: Nutriesense lets you analyze in real-time how your glucose levels respond to food, exercise, stress, and sleep. Visit nutrisense.io/foodheaven and use code FOODHEAVEN to save $30 and get 1 month of free dietitian support. For additional resources and shownotes, visit foodheavenmadeeasy.com/podcast. Produced by Dear Media

Transcribed - Published: 22 February 2023

BONUS: The Case For Mindful Eating [Recorded LIVE]

Surprise! We have a bonus episode for you. Do you struggle with mindful eating? Same. Everybody knows they should be eating mindfully, but no one is doing it consistently. We're hoping to change that. This episode is brought to you by Siete Foods. We recorded this LIVE as part of their EPIC 2023 Wellness Summit. Thank you to the Siete team for hosting us at this event. BTW if you haven't heard about Siete before, they are a Mexican-American food brand rooted in family, that makes delicious food products (we're huge fans of the enchilada sauce and taco seasoning - check them out). In today's episode, we discuss: Why you should care about mindful eating Our top mindful eating struggles What the science has to say about mindful eating benefits How to practice mindful eating in ways that are enjoyable A LIVE mindful eating activity you can do at home Common challenges that may come up when trying to incorporate mindful eating & MORE Our 3 simple asks to help us continue a free weekly show: Rate on iTunes or Spotify - it literally takes two seconds Review - if you love the show, please leave a review on iTunes Support our partners by using our unique ‘HOOKUP’ codes at foodheavenmadeeasy.com/hookup For additional resources and shownotes, visit foodheavenmadeeasy.com/podcast. Produced by Dear MediaSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Transcribed - Published: 17 February 2023

How to Make Online Dating NOT Suck w/ Hinge Director Logan Ury

We’re talking online dating with a TRUE expert, Logan Ury. Logan is a behavioral scientist turned dating coach AND Director of Relationship Science at Hinge. In this episode we talk about all the secrets of how to be great at online dating. Should you lie about your age if you’re over 35? Is it OK to ghost if you’re not interested? Listen to find out. In This Episode We’ll Cover: Is dating getting WORSE? What is behavioral science? How to create the best dating profile What is a “beige” flag? How to pick photos for a dating profile How to make your online dating profile stand out What photos should you NOT have on your dating profile Is it OK to lie about your age on dating apps? Should you video chat someone before going on a date? Low cost date ideas Logan’s BRILLIANT strategy for dating Should you be searching for butterflies when dating? How to date if you’re struggling with self confidence How to not be awkward when flirting Logan’s thoughts on “settling” 3 Ways You Can Support This Podcast: Rate Review Support our sponsors using our unique ‘HOOKUP’ codes at https://foodheavenmadeeasy.com/hookup HOOKUP Codes: Athletic Greens is giving you a FREE 1-year supply of Vitamin D AND 5 free travel packs with your first purchase at athleticgreens.com/FOODHEAVEN For a limited time, get 20% off the entire InsideTracker store when you sign up at insidetracker.com/foodheaven For our resources and shownotes, visit foodheavenmadeeasy.com/podcast Produced by Dear Media

Transcribed - Published: 15 February 2023

This Black Matchmaker Has an 84% Success Rate… Here’s What She Knows

Does colorism play a role in dating? Do successful CisHet black men tend to marry non-black women? Do Black women have a harder time finding love? Today on the podcast we dive into all things dating with matchmaker Tennesha Wood @tenneshawood. Tennesha is the founder of The Broom List, the first and only matchmaking service for Black professionals. This is the second episode of our Dating & Relationships series and you don’t want to miss it! In This Episode, We’ll Cover: Common struggles with dating while black Whether or not colorism plays a role in dating The top 2 overlooked places to find love (hint: must love dogs) Tennesha’s success rate as a Black matchmaker What matchmaking actually entails How can you make the most of online dating? Will you find your perfect partner with a matchmaker? What is it like to work with a matchmaker? Should you be open to relocating for love? How flexible do you need to be in relationships? What are appropriate dealbreakers to make when dating? Why is it harder for black women to date? How does colorism impact dating in the black community? Is it a red flag if a man is over 35 and unmarried? How much does matchmaking cost? How much time and energy should you put into dating? What questions to ask on date 1 & MORE 3 Ways You Can Support This Podcast: Rate Review Support our sponsors using our unique ‘HOOKUP’ codes at https://foodheavenmadeeasy.com/hookup HOOKUP Codes: Get $20 off your first month when you sign up with the code FOODHEAVEN20 at Nuuly.com Visit nutrisense.io/foodheaven and use code FOODHEAVEN to save $30 and get 1 month of free dietitian support Please note that this episode may contain paid endorsements and advertisements for products and services. Individuals on the show may have a direct or indirect financial interest in products or services referred to in this episode. For our resources and shownotes, visit www.foodheavenmadeeasy.com/podcast Produced by Dear Media

Transcribed - Published: 8 February 2023

The Science of Happily Ever After with Ty Tashiro

NEW MONTH, NEW SERIES. This time we’re talking about relationships. Do you ever wonder what science has to say about maintaining a fulfilling long-term relationship? Today on the podcast, we interviewed acclaimed relationship scientist, Ty Tashiro. His book, The Science of Happily Ever After, shows how our decision-making abilities falter when choosing mates and how insights from social science can help us make smarter decisions. You don’t want to miss an episode of our dating and relationships series! We are going to speak to everyone from Tennesha Wood the founder of the first ever matchmaking firm dedicated to black professionals, to Logan Ury the author of How Not to Die Alone & director of relationship science at the dating app Hinge. And of course we can’t talk about relationships without talking about divorce, so we will interview Chaute Thompson, a counselor who helps couples and families grow healthier relationships. In This Episode We’ll Cover: What “happily ever after” really means Why we only get 3 wishes for an idea partner Why most people wish for the wrong things Why the seeds of marital conflict can be traced back to your first dates How to improve the quality of your existing relationship Why is it so hard to date these days? What is wrong with online dating? What is the best age to get married? What is the worst age to get married? How to swipe smarter on dating apps. What traits make a great life partner? What is the number 1 trait to have in a satisfying relationship? Is being “nice” a bad thing in relationships? What is a novelty seeker and why could that be a dealbreaking trait? 3 things to look for successful online dating (hint: it’s not compatible zodiac signs). Does wealth really matter in relationships? Are soulmates real? What does it take to make relationships work? Should you feel a spark when dating? 1 thing you can do NOW to improve your relationship. 3 Ways You Can Support This Podcast: Rate Review Support our sponsors using our unique ‘HOOKUP’ codes at https://foodheavenmadeeasy.com/hookup HOOKUP Code: For a limited time, you get 20% off the entire Inside Tracker store when you sign up at insidetracker.com/foodheaven For our resources and shownotes, visit foodheavenmadeeasy.com/podcast. Please note that this episode may contain paid endorsements and advertisements for products and services. Individuals on the show may have a direct or indirect financial interest in products or services referred to in this episode. Produced by Dear Media

Transcribed - Published: 1 February 2023

Rewiring Your Brain: The Science of Habits with Gretchen Rubin

Last month when I asked who you wanted us to interview for our habits series, 90% of you said, Gretchen Rubin. Today your wish comes true. For those not familiar with Gretchen, she is one of today’s most influential and thought-provoking observers of happiness and human nature, especially as it pertains to habits. Gretchen is the author of Better than Before, The 4 Tendencies, and The Happiness Project and in this episode, she shares the secret to creating health-promoting habits that will work for you. Listen to this episode with Gretchen Rubin to learn how to help yourself based on your personality type and tendencies In This Episode, We’ll Cover: Gretchen’s #1 tip to being happier. Why it’s important to know your nature before you try to adopt habits. How to figure out your personality type. What are outer vs inner expectations? How do you know when you need an accountability buddy? How monitoring your current habits can help you create change. 3 strategies to create change. How to start making healthier habits. 3 Ways You Can Support This Podcast: Rate Review Support our sponsors using our unique ‘HOOKUP’ codes at https://foodheavenmadeeasy.com/hookup HOOKUP Code: Visit nutrisense.io/foodheaven and use code FOODHEAVEN to save $30 and get 1 month of free dietitian support. For our resources and show notes, visit foodheavenmadeeasy.com/podcast. Please note that this episode may contain paid endorsements and advertisements for products and services. Individuals on the show may have a direct or indirect financial interest in products or services referred to in this episode. Produced by Dear Media

Transcribed - Published: 25 January 2023

Welcome to Food Heaven

Join BFF's and registered dietitians, Wendy Lopez and Jessica Jones, as they talk to different health & nutrition experts about how we can live healthier, more balanced lives. No restrictive diets or quick fixes here. If you’re looking for a sustainable and inclusive path to wellness, hang out with Wendy and Jess every Wednesday and learn how to take care of yourself from the inside out.

Transcribed - Published: 24 January 2023

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