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Animal Agricultures Awakening Hour
"Today's guest was inspired by his dad to change the world and have a lasting positive impact on health and the environment. I'm talking about Ethan Brown. The founder and CEO of beyond meet a disruptive and innovative plant based Meat Company and. I know you've seen her to them. Because they are ubiquitous. These days interview was recorded pre covert nineteen so while we don't specifically discuss it. This episode is very timely. Since as you've I'm sure read. One of the areas most affected by this horrific disease. Is Our food supply chain specifically the animal food supply chain. The conditions are deplorable for both the animals and humans at these meat processing plants and the health of both is compromised. Daily Ethan discusses in detail. I was company is improving the efficiency the safety the health and the environmental impact of his beyond meat. Production and the benefits are huge. We know that the average consumer even those who eat animal meat are aware and very concerned about these health and social issues. As Ethan says I believe there is a new dawn for American agriculture. And this conversation is our awakening our in fact just last week. Jim Cramer the host of mad money on. Cnbc said that beyond meat is a small company but so Amazon so was facebook and so was Google and then he goes on to say and I quote. It's all going beyond meets way and what is beyond me doing. They're cutting prices. I think the pandemic is saying start eating plant based Kramer continues to go on to say that the rising demand for plant based protein will not be a passing fad and that. There's no hobby here. The Hobby is going to end up being meet man. Jim You are talking our language. I think the pandemic is saying start eating plant based eating meats going to become a hobby love it? Here's to having the heart of a hero and not being afraid to challenge the status quo in fact instead of being divisive it's time we collectively come together and work to solve these problems on behalf of the animals the longevity of our planet and our own health it is my mission and it's the mission and driving force for my friend. Ethan Brown all right here. We are season two of the the plant. Strong podcast I am here with Ethan Brown. The CEO of beyond me. And I want you to know and I'm at World Headquarters for beyond me. Where exactly are we? So we're going to California el Segundo AB- like what two miles from the airport? Exactly yeah I mean it was the most. This is the easiest drive ever made from the airport and season to just so you know the whole theme is heart of a hero and we're really trying to identify People that are changing the game and and that's who were having an inviting on season two of the Pike Aston. You probably more than just about anybody. I know are changing the game in a multitude of ways and I and I wanna get into that so you are truly a game changer. Speaking of the game game changers. Have you seen the movie I have in before I even get into that? I mean I just WanNa share on August the impact you and your family out on my own life and just how much a fan of yours and incredibly sincere. I've watched forks over knives yet more times than I can count Shared it with more people than I can count And you don't want. We got a chance to connect few years back. It was a terrific thing for me. No I've been a big fan of yours for a long time to be here being everybody. You surreal well. I I'm flattered. Thank you and so in the game changers. You saw it. Did you like it. I love that movie. Yes in fact. You're so intimately viable that but I'm having to stop myself showing you a clip. Because it's almost every time someone comes to my office injured in this subject. But of course that would be lost on you because you set the record for most I think most downloaded most downloads of a documentary ever and they broke it in a little over a week. It's remarkable and it resonates so strongly with me for so many of the reasons that it also resonates with you of course But even as somebody's building business it was really important for me to see this You know growing up we were very much exposed to the got milk campaign. I mean that was something that was a big part of culture and and maybe less so today but you know the use of athletes to promote a particular type of animal-based protein with something the California Milk Board. Did you know very well And and that was something that because of my own background and interest in the milk industry. My family was doing I paid a lot of to the got milk campaign with came time for me to start my own company I. She hired the original sponsor of that campaign. I'm Jeff Manning on the California Milk Board. He had left since you grew up on a dairy farm. I grew up in the city. Okay on my dad's a professor and we He he didn't like being in the city and so he wanted to have a place to recreate because he grew up in the country and so got a farm Very early on in my childhood and he's kind of entrepreneurial so ultimately we get wholesale cattle there Dairy but but he rate so To went back and found the person who who wrote the original mandate for the got milk campaign of someone named Jeff Manning on the California Milk Board and that led to that campaign with milk mustache. And you know Bo Jackson Derek. Jeter et CETERA. And so I asked him to come work with me so we were together for a number of years creating the future protein campaign that we have here on the go beyond campaign and it's been been remarkable woman named Beth. Moskowitz has brought in more athletes. I can count Really remarkable career having or you know deandre Jordan Deandre Hopkins Chris Paul. They are now getting behind the idea. That a plant based Diet is the best performance and so game changers just nails that yeah and and there's a scene in there with the Tennessee. Titans football players and chastity. Morgan yes is cooking. I think some burgers on a grill. Those beyond Meat Burger. Yes we love the the Morgan's and all they're doing and I think that's just a great story and you're seeing that Clifford throughout the NFL particularly NBA. Where lightness quickness is so important you seeing so many. Nba Athletes turn to a plant based Diet for no other reason improve the performance. They also love the social aspect of it. They love the disruptive Challenger. Let's let's not do things the way we used to do. Let's bring something forward in this. World is a little better for for their kids. The challenge the status quo. Yeah there's a big big part of that
Cereal: The Good, The Bad, The Ugly
"Today. We're going to be talking about. Some of the most shocking ways cereal has become a keystone in our culture in the surprising health ramifications. That have come as a result of it. But before we do that. I've got to point out that one of the biggest advertising ploys of cereal manufacturers is there cereals are quote fortified with vitamins and minerals right there fortified with vitamins and mineral and this is just pointing to the stark reality that these foods are extremely low in vibe nutrients so synthetic nutrients are then added back to these foods synthetic nutrients now the problem with this is the same thinking that goes into taking a conventional multivitamin that has again synthetic versions of vitamins and minerals and thinking that your body can utilize those better than what you find in real food or you in real food concentrates now with the latest evidence is finally showing us is that vitamins and minerals are not as readily absorbed and utilized by the body. When they're coming in the form of these synthetic multivitamins fortified foods because they lacked the synergistic effects of phytochemicals. That are found in real foods in even real food concentrates and this is according to a two thousand three study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition for example another study that was published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found that natural food based vitamin E. has roughly twice. The bioavailability synthetic vitamin E. I so now we've got it right there. In Black and white we know that food based sources nutrients are better absorbed by the body. This is one of those things where it just seemed like. It was common sense like it just makes sense but now he has some data affirming that yes. Food is better. Even wholefood based supplements are far better than synthetic versions. And this is why. I'm such a big advocate of having a whole food based source of nutrition for our vitamins and minerals. Because I mean truth be told. Today it is more difficult. We've all got a lot of stuff going on to get all the nutrients that we need to really make our body work at. Its best take a plant like Marina. For example Marina is an incredibly new TRINDON's food in its native to northern India and has been utilized as food and medicine for thousands of years in cultures spanning from Asia to Africa to the ancient Greeks and Romans as well. Now listen to this gram for gram Moranga is noted to contain upwards of seven times more vitamin C. Than Oranges three times more potassium than bananas. Four Times more calcium than milk and more iron than spinach. And that's just for starters is also a rich source of antioxidants like cure citizen. What a cute name. Me Of Kirstin dots here Satan that helps to regulate your blood
How COVID-19 Shines A Light On Our Broken Food System with Dr. Dariush Mozaffarian
"We want to talk today about what seems to be unrelated to Cova Nineteen which is an infectious disease but it's diet and chronic disease and you wrote an article with the former secretary of agriculture. Dan Glickman that was posted on. Cnn entitled Can Diet Flatten the curve for covert nineteen and it's sort of like How does that even make sense? So we've heard all about these ideas of fighting. The curb was social dissing handwashing washing and contact tracing an isolation testing but your article presented a very different view about how we can use food and nutrition and specific nutrients to actually help us address. This pandemic so. Can you tell us why you wrote this article and why this is more important than ever to address these issues? Yeah I think markets really clear that that to those of US following this crisis that cove nineteen has really laid bare these incredible challenges. These incredible disparities is incredible unreasonable aspects of our food system. Are there so many ways that that covered nineteen influenced student? Nutrition and nutrition Kobe. Nineteen back up at at all. Just go through quickly and we can go about each of them so you know. One is immunity the actual immune response to Cova and then you actually the blunting of the excessive inflammatory response to cove. We can talk about nutrition and actually the immune response to is is hunger and food insecurity which of course 'cause incredible human suffering with this economic shutdown lost wages at schools being closed but also we know from long clinical experience malnourishment further predispose people to infection. So that's the site and that doesn't mean and that doesn't mean skinny and wasted away could be that your nutrient deficient which is really common in America. Absolutely absolutely. There's one call hidden hunger. People look like they're getting food but there's hidden hunger because they're not getting the right the right nutrients and what's paradoxical is the most obese are often the most nutrient deficient when you look at their numbers. Right it's kind of interesting. Yeah and then. These other aspects of Kobe crucial to to you know of just quickly mention our third. The incredible intersections supply chains and food. Waste and getting food to people we. We don't really have a national food system even global food system. We have this fractured supply chain. That's now becomes you know very very dire And then I think one of the one of the most important things for really thinking about covert long term. Because this is going to be with us for for some time. Many ears is the incredible relationship between for Metabolic Health Diabetes Hypertension Heart Disease Obesity and poor outcomes with Cova. The the latest analysis from New York which has had the most cases in in the United States showed that with each of those conditions diabetes hypertension of city. There is about two or three full higher risk two to three times higher risk of hospitals. And if you put those three things together lots of people have diabetes hypertension and obesity. There be sixteen fold higher risk of hospitalization. And so it's very it's very plausible. And we're modeling this now. It's very plausible. That you know. If we had a metabolic healthy population job it would be much much less severe. And so you know thinking about nutrition and immune response malnourishment and hunger and food insecurity disparities very high rates and african-americans very likely related to nutrition in a major way the challenges to food systems and supply chains food waste and then metabolic health. You know these are all things that that you and I and others who study food at about that that food nutrition or a dire challenge and an incredible opportunity to improve the health of the population but Kobe. Nineteenth really liked taking a you know a knife and slice down dessert that was hiding immediate objects and so you know if five years from now we're back to where we were a couple years ago and there's no improvement in our food system quality of the food the way we get it to people in science that we have to address questions. I would be just devastated. I would be so disappointed that we haven't realized the opportunity here to fix the food system. So filming in the straight. What you're saying is that if you have chronic diseases and multiple chronic diseases that your risk of being hospitalized sixteen times higher that if you're metabolical unhealthy more likely to get sick because your immune system isn't working and then only twelve percent of us are actually healthy so that means if we actually had a healthy population that was eating a diet that created metabolic health instead of the opposite. Which we're doing now that this may just be a bad flu and we wouldn't have full hospitals in a society that shutdown and trillions of dollars in economic losses. All the evidence supports that you know. Of course we can't do a randomized trial and wave a wand and make everybody know about healthy to test that but all the evidence suggests that you know as you said. I'm based on national data. Only twelve percent of adults in this country are metabolic Healthy that's just taking things like waste. Your Conference Blood Glucose blood pressure cholesterol. It just measure those things. Only twelve percent of adults or metabolic be healthy and most of those people in their twenties right. You haven't yet really had a lifetime of for die in for lifestyle. And so the vast vast majority of American adults over forty are metabolic late unhealthy and given these associations you know as I mentioned even just one of these risk factors. You're doubling or tripling the risk of hospitals ation and you start piling up together In terms of risk of death is in so few debts especially under age. Seventy unless there's at least one of these other conditions. Yeah and so. It's very plausible. That if we had a very healthy population you know. Instead of a twelve percent medically healthy. We had twelve percent metabolic the unhealthy. What if nine of were metaphor healthy then in nineteen would be a far far less severe disease? Many many fewer hospitalizations fewer deaths. We wouldn't be shutting down the economy we wouldn't have. These hospitals overloaded our healthcare providers but insulted dangerous petit and working chefs on an and. What's really important here is that we can actually fix this now in real time. And so you know. It doesn't take years and years and years to reverse diabetes or to reverse hypertension or Reverse for metabolic health. Yeah does take years and years to change. Wait for many people but metabolic health. Whatever your weight. We can pretty rapidly improving. Edibala cal over months sometimes even shorter. But so yeah so the country. In addition to the things that we're doing social distancing and testing we should be launching a national campaign to improve the way we move and eat to improve our metabolic health
Struggling with Digestive Problems?
"I'm Shelby Olsen. I'm a licensed nutritionist. With a bachelor's degree in exercise science and a masters degree in clinical nutrition and I understand that education is really important when it comes to talking about human health and nutrition. And of course I learned lots of things about nutrition and health while I was completing my master's degree. But to be honest with you as a practicing nutritionist with nutritional weight and wellness. I feel like I've learned even more so much of that. Clinical experience working with clients helping people feel their best. You know they always talk about education's great you learn lots of good things but when you're out in the real world working with people that's really where you've got to use those problem solving skills you really have to understand what is going to make a big difference here for people. We don't WanNa talk about theories we WANNA talk about action step so theresa and I are tasked this morning with talking about how those of you can change your digestive health so our topic is all things related to digestion have digestive problems. You certainly are not alone. According to a survey in the Journal of gastroenterology seventy four percent of the US population has some type of Gi symptoms and Gi gastrointestinal symptoms. That could be things like heartburn or acid reflux that could be abdominal pain or nausea. And of course that could be bloating gas diarrhea and constipation. You Know Teresa when I was in my first year of my master's program one of my professors said to me. You know if you're not comfortable asking people about their poop you're in the wrong profession. Isn't that or digestive. Problems are a common reason. People make an appointment with a traditional or a Dietitian. You know three so. I know you're busy in the office. Always but I'm sure you have clients that are in their eighties or ninety S. I'm sure you work with kids as well. You know we see that people can have digestive problems regardless of their age in fact we were talking before we came in that. There's a nutrition educator with nutritional weight and wellness who is a physical therapist and specializes in helping kids with chronic and very severe constipation. And I was KINDA SURPRISED TO LEARN. That parents are flying in all over to get help with constipation. Whether it's some some nutrition help some physical therapy help as you might imagine. Childhood Constipation is not very enjoyable for parents. Oh you feel your paying exactly so when we think about constipation. Oftentimes we're thinking about processed foods. Excess sugar were really looking at. What could be that foundation of creating that slow digestion or creating more of that painful Experience so another culprit that I think is often linked to constipation in children cheese sticks. And we're going to talk a little bit more about foods that are more challenging for the digestive tract but cheeses often constipated for both children and adults so think about the foods. Kids eat MAC and cheese pizza. Maybe snacking on crackers and cheese or those sorts of things they can be really challenging for those little belly's to digest. Yeah those are the foods that I think are very common. That kids are eating right now. Just because they're they're easy to eat first of all. I mean as far as just the mechanics of eating them right and then Yeah I mean. They're very convenient for parents to give their kids to right so parents. If you're listening you do have a child or you. As an adult or struggling with constipation or other tummy. Troubles are tasked today. Theresa and I are really hoping to address what helps with good gut health. And what may happen? If you don't have that right balance in the intestinal tract now it may surprise some of you listening to learn that your gut is even connected to your brain. We talked about that gut brain connection now. You heard her voice Joining me in studio this morning is our co host Teresa Wagner. I would say First and foremost she's a mom that's where she's spending a lot of time but we also get her a few days a week to in our offices and of course on the show so theresa you're a registered and licensed Dietitian. And how long have you been practicing? I think I've been a nutritional weight and wellness for five years. Maybe it's six. Yeah this they time flies when you're having fun so you must be fine now at one time. Teresa you and I were talking a little bit more as Nutritionists Dietitians. We experienced some of these things too. And I think you've kind of shared you've had some day just of issues before so hopefully you can kind of bring us into some of that discussion. Yes and maybe before we discuss that and before we discuss heartburn diarrhea constipation. Ibs I want to talk about how your immune function is connected to your Gut Hill. So not just the brain but also the immune system. Yes everything's connected. Isn't it approximately seventy percent of your immune system is found in your digestive system and because of Cova Nineteen? Many of us are trying to do everything. Possible in order to have good immune function Have you thought about your gut health and how it affects your immune function and I know shelby you have for the listeners out there have you made that connection. It's interesting to realize that throughout your life your immune system has been shaped by the communities of bacteria that reside in an on your body. How you were fed as a baby is a very important part digestive health And it's important for your current digestive function so how you were fed as an infant affects your current health right. Breast Milk provided for those of you who are breastfed and abundance of beneficial bacteria. And if you were breastfed you may have missed out on some of the those most protective bacteria from your intestinal track And now as a mom when I hear that I know of so many moms who tried breastfeeding and forever. Whatever reason it just didn't work out so this isn't necessarily meant to be a guilt trip but what it is or it's not at all meant to be a guilt trip but What it is just really good information for you to know for your children or you're having digestive issues Or the prevention of digestive issues or chronic illnesses right and there's also really good information for us as adults who maybe when we were being raised or when our parents were feeding us that it wasn't maybe breastfeeding wasn't in vogue at the time or our mothers weren't able to breastfeed at that time just as good information to have. I agree and I often tell people you know. I know I wasn't breastfed as a baby. And when I talked to some of my clients and ask them. It's it's an interesting reaction they while I had never thought of that. Does that really affect my immune system or you know that sort of stuff now and I tell them well you know. We can't travel back in the past and we're not going to blame and shame mom for what she didn't know at the time but that also gives like for me personally. That gave me really good reason to focus on reestablishing that good bacteria. Because I know I wasn't exposed to that beneficial bacteria through breast milk. Yeah good information right Some babies who are breastfed have a higher proportion of that beneficial bacteria that protects them against pathogens Certain diseases are often linked to an unhealthy. Good which may not contain adequate levels of that beneficial bacteria that bacteria. That's crucial for good digestion. Which we're talking about today exactly and in fact Teresa when we're talking about bacteria we're starting to see the bad bacteria has been connected as one of the primary causes of ulcers specifically those peptic ulcers. So yes I said bad. Bacteria causes ulcers not stress and not spicy foods for one hundred years or more Doctors and researchers believed that ulcers were related to stress and spicy foods. You know but it wasn't until two thousand five that Nobel Prize winners in medicine Dr Barry Marshall and Dr Robin Warren made that connection between ulcers and a type of bacteria called heliotrope actor Pylori. Sometimes you guys have heard of that as H. Pylori
The Link Between Vitamin D levels and Coronavirus Mortality Rates
"So D- what's the topic for this week this week? We're talking about vitamin D and its relationship to our immune system all good good. Yeah there is some new research talking about how deficiencies in Vitamin D May. Put People at higher risk for the For complications for Corona virus. Oh that's certainly a topic of conversation these days. So what what is this? Study that you've discovered. Yeah actually This this research study is out of northwestern. University and the team conducted a statistical analysis of data from hospitals and clinics across a ten different countries. They they looked at China France Germany Italy Iran South Korea Spain Switzerland the UK and also the unit United States. Yeah and so. What they found was that patients from countries with the high Cova mortality rate such as Italy Spain and the UK had lower levels of Vitamin D. compared to patients in countries that were not as severely affected. Okay and So what this means. Is that They they WANNA to Examine the vitamin D levels after they noticed that You know there were higher mortality rates in these countries and They kind of ruled out other things that might be The cause so they thought maybe you know maybe other countries had lower rates because they had better healthcare and that type of thing and they kind of ruled a lot of that out and came down to just you know saying they saw a significant correlation correlation with Vitamin D deficiency. Now one thing I wanted to add to. This is that You know we've known this for years about Vitamin D. That there is a large and growing amount of research that shows that at least fifty percent of the general population in the US. is deficient in vitamin D and about about eighty percent of infants. When they're born. What are deficient in Vitamin D? Yeah yeah now I mean we have to think about you. Know why would we? Why would that be happening? And apparently it's vitamin D deficiency. It's not just here in the US so it's everywhere in fact it's becoming probably the most common medical condition in the world and it's probably because people do not get in they don't get enough of it in their foods And they also are not getting the net way we naturally get it which is from being out in the Sun Right. Yeah so you know so. That's that's one of the things that they discovered now with Cova. What they found was that People the reason why people have a higher mortality risk with vitamin D deficiency is because what vitamin D does is. It helps To Quell this thing. That's called the cytokine storm that happens in immune system when people are exposed to this. So what the Saito Crime Storm? Cytokine storm is. It's like this huge overreaction of the immune system that happens when you are exposed to something like a virus and normally your when you detect some something foreign like a virus your body will know create some inflammatory response to it and It won't go into overdrive like what's happening with this and so We're finding that vitamin D is kind of what regulates this the the production of these compounds cut cytokines. And that's why when you have a low amount of vitamin D in your body. You don't have enough of it to to stop this from happening so And what the site. Oh kind storm does is it can severely damage lungs and lead to what is known as acute respiratory distress and death in patients so And and this is what seems to kill majority of covered nineteen patients. It's not the destruction of the lungs by the virus itself. But it's the complications from the misdirected fire from the immune system it's like all this inflammation and what we call a cytokine storm so so let's spell site a kind C. Y. T. O. K. I. Any CYTOKINE cytokine. Okay okay. Yeah so. That's what's really happening when these people die of of the corona virus. It's because of this type of responsible and often this. Is that what this is what. This research is showing his set. That often times is what's happening so Now interestingly enough people we've been we've been learning about the fact that people who are at higher risk have conditions like the old people are the elderly who tend to typically be deficient in vitamin D We are also seeing people who have a heart disease Obesity diabetes these are conditions that are often associated with a vitamin D deficiency. So you know so. It's not surprising when I read this research to to see those correlations happening among those populations of people So when you run across a typical client does does that person typically have a deficiency in Vitamin D. Well the only way to know if you have a deficiency is to get a blood test so and I don't know necessarily that every single Wellness check that people have like if you go to your to get your annual checkups. Every year they do blood work to test your blood sugar levels and your cholesterol and all of that It seems that Vitamin D. Testing is becoming more routine. Now because of the fact that we know that vitamin D deficiency is so common So I know that when I go. That's something that shows up on. My lab works when I do it. And so that's that's really the only way you know if you're deficient is if you have a blood test and they're they're measuring the amount of vitamin D that is Circulating in your blood but especially the main storage form of it because vitamin D is actually a type of vitamin that we we call it fat soluble which means that. We need it to be absorbed into our bodies through fats. So when we if we if we're eating any food sources of vitamin D to Get we also have to have some fat in our diet so and I always say healthy fats like olive oil coconut oil. The types found in the foods themselves like typically foods that have vitamin D or things like egg yolks and a fish and Dairy products they tip typically naturally contain vitamin D. And they are in the fatty part of those foods I'm sorry vitamin D is in the fatty part of those food. So we absorb it easily when we eat those foods If so we need it and we we can store it in our liver and in our fat cells so where we store it is important and then when you get a blood test and you're looking for the level in your blood it's usually an indication of how much is in the storage also because your body draws vitamin D out of the storage. When it's needed
T. Colin Campbell, PhD - T is for 'Trailblazer'
"My guest today is one of the great trailblazers in the plant based space in fact he coined the term based over thirty years ago. His name is t Colin Campbell. Of course you know him from his book that is sold over three million copies. The China's study. You know him from the documentary forks over knives and many of you from his repeat visits to our annual event plans stock for the past sixty five years. He's been a courageous true seeker. An unapologetic truth teller and today's episode of the plant. Strong podcast we talk about his definition of nutrition. What exactly is protein? Which is better animal protein or plant based protein? How much fat she. Ideally have in our diet and we talk about two recently released articles that Colin wrote which speak to his revolutionary idea that the best defense against covert nineteen is. What is on the end of your fork? In fact not only as a whole foods plant based diet the best cautionary measure that we can take. It's also the most responsible to protect to strain on the hospital system. Our global environment and the food supply chain which as you know has been severely compromised much to the shameful detriment of the workers and the animals. The links to these two articles are in the show notes at plant strong PODCAST DOT COM. But for now take the next hour and absorb this rich information from my friend and mentor. T Colin Campbell. T Colin Campbell. I want to welcome you to the plant strong podcast. Jeez I think the last time that I saw you. Colin was on the Holistic holiday at the crews Gosh I think it was February. Twenty seventh right before cove nineteen hit us. Hard young was wonder that we work on one of those scholarships. No it really was and in this cruiseliner that we were on was an Italian cruise liner. Right now yeah yeah. What a Well what what a time that was so I would love to start out by saying and I WANNA boomerang around in and get to this subject but you recently have written two different articles both about Kobe. Nineteen and how nutrition may be our best defense against over nineteen which is kind of a a novel idea. But if it's okay with you before we we can tackle. That would like to do is kind of revisit and start with some of the kind of nutrition basics a little bit. Because I think that's show many people don't know some of the stuff some of the really revolutionary stuff that you did in in the China Study Joe. I'd like to talk a little bit about that. If you're okay with that sure I before I do. He Colin Campbell. What does the tea stand for Thomas? Thomas and your son is Thomas. I got two sons Thomas. This you're on weird and my father's name was Thomas also okay and so tell me. So why is the tea? Why is it? Why is it not Colin t Campbell? Wise IT T- Column Roma fozzard immigrant. And he's from the Campbell clan as you may know from Scotland essentially and for long centuries of the name Colin was always the first name given to the oldest child in the Campbell clan. And so I was the first child to be born and my dad wanted me to be named collar. Or but he wasn't there I was born. He saw the doctor gave around to put the name. Down my dad. He said there should be three names. My Mom said okay. Put put my dad's name. I never was not exactly what he wanted so I stuck with her column. That kept the T. While I well I this yeah well. It's so unique now you you have been kind of one of these trail-blazing researchers now for over sixty five years And you've just you've done some amazing stuff to basically go against the status quo and buck the trends. What what do you think is giving you the courage to go after the truth with such kind of like was such intensity well. There's one very practical reason namely I had the academic tenure which is really become a very very strong feelings about that. I got tenure when I was only in my thirties fairly I so I had all these years Davin. Intern is guaranteed by Tenure I can freedom of guarantee but tenure and his precious is precious. Had I not had that kind of academic freedom or tenure wilt have not have ed tenure. I would be sitting here talking to you now and Horton. But the but the part of it that I get really exercised about is the fact that tenure in American universities has been declining intentionally so now for decades and it's almost a deployment now at almost doesn't exist for person unless they you know at the senior level full professor tenure that sort of stuff they look. There's only not in two thousand eleven. Twenty nine percent of the faculty were senior senior professors. Let's say full professors and academic as I was one of the nine percent that was eleven. I've done this right now. Can't be more than what it is two or three percent so what that what that means for. Country Rep is that is shutting people down. Who are expected to be telling the truth And my dad was very particular about that. You tell the truth the whole truth. Nothing but the truth so it was a combination of my dad's background his advice. And the tenure.
The myth of balance, moderation, and how to ditch the all-or-nothing mentality around food with Kris Dovbniak (Part 2)
"WanNa go on and talk a little bit more about the certified intuitive eating counselor so you talked about like why you wanted to pursue that. Can you talk a little bit more about like? What is that process like? Take us like a little bit behind the scenes and then like when you're working with clients as intuitive eating counselor. What are some of the things that you do with them to help bring them through their own journeys towards the other side? Yeah Oh my gosh with so many different so much nutrition training and different certifications in my back pocket bar none. The intuitive eating certification was the not only the most interesting but absolutely the most educational transformational as a coach Simply because you know it is all incredibly research faced Evelyn. Tripoli is just an incredible human so the book and she would have eating was written by Evelyn Tripoli and at least rush and the program is based on their framework of the ten principles of intuitive eating. They actually have their fourth edition coming out very soon. I WANNA say it's mayor June. They have coming out The last version was created in two thousand and three. And that's the one. I'm kind of the basis for the training. She takes the ten principles of intuitive eating. And she takes you through a twelve week seminar series just like you would go to college classroom and goes through the research behind it and ultimately you know why like dieting stretching and Nantou food role. Don't serve and how they aren't our clients. The people that are working and so being able to see that and then taking that and then applying it to our clients so from after doing the whole Tele Seminar training. There's also a I wanna say it's six our audio training that you go through and do and you you learn of the ten principles in depth and how they apply to you as a practitioner. Not just somebody who has gone through at. You're also required to go through and read the book and listen to the Audio version and go through the workbook yourself which I think is so powerful am and then you're required to go through one on one trading with either Evelyn or a lease and I worked with Evelyn through the on one training as well as the telephone. I believe she's the one who does the Tele Seminar series but she is so incredibly smart and so passionate about what she does and being able to ask her direct questions and being able to bring anonymous client story to her and have give her a bluer us through how we would work through that. With a client with an intuitive. Eating lines was more powerful than anything I could have done on my own because it surely taught me. How shoe have compassion for each person that I work with. Meet them where they're at in utilize the intuitive eating Lens Shoe. Help them find freedom with food and find Quote unquote ballots in their in their bodies and in their eating So so it is. It's you know for me. It took me just about nine months to go through everything every every practitioner who works with his different. You're required to have certifications or an educational background in nutrition or psychology or personal training. You have to be professional in order that you were allowed to become into a certified intuitive eating counselor. She does have a or they have a program for. I WANNA see for. Lay people where you can take people through an intuitive eating kind of group course but it's a little bit different. It's not as indepth And practitioner focused as this one is. I'm just because I am working with one on one clients and she is training. Tichenor is and so. It's very interesting that she's training practitioners in different areas too. So she's training psychologists and psychiatrists who work with their clients and obviously the way they're going to work with their clients is different than the way. I'm going to work with my clients. As a health coach in a holistic nutritionist. And what I do Just because of my scope of practice oftentimes my clients are also working with a counselor Which I highly recommend for for many of my clients work with them to you. I certainly do not have the have all the answers but the eating Lens Comes into play with many many different practitioners. So she so. It's you know this whole this whole long program where you dig into the research and you learn practically how to work through this with clients. It was so incredibly helpful to my my on. My knowledge am as a coach and really way that I not just work with clients but the way that I look at clients backgrounds and the way that I am able to help them work through their struggles. So you know my clients work. I do work at this point. It's one hundred percent with women I used to say like ninety percent with women and I'm like it's been three years since I've worked with a guy I definitely work with women. Nothing against man. I'm married to one. And he's great. But I am called to work with women and I work Oftentimes with MOMS to With busy MOMS who are. Like I WANNA eat intuitively but I feel like I don't have time so what I do when I was clients is I need them. Where they're at. I listen to their stories. I adjust like I shared my own story. I listened to where they've been in their relationship with food. We talk about where they want to be in their relationship with food and their vision for having a relationship with food and utilizing the shooting eating principles and you know and my my skills just as a holistic health coach work together to meet their goals for finding freedom with food and eating in a way. That feels good to them but isn't restricted and doesn't contain any rules and so it looks different with every single client. We meet on the phone or meet on skype and it really starts from their story and exactly like we are doing. Today it starts with really Picking apart those pieces and picking positive way taking apart those pieces and and putting them back together so that the relationship with food is no longer broken but their relationship with food is is healed and they feel like a happy healthy whole person again without feeling bogged down by rules and restrictions. And all of this is done from the lens of intuitive eating.
Cooking the Weight and Wellness Way
"We're going to discuss what it means to cook the weight and wellness way so I know often in our show. We talk about eating the weight and wellness way. But today we're going to shift that focus a little bit look a little further upstream in that process to cooking the weight and wellness way and how we go about cooking real food many of our listeners over the last couple of weeks and couple of months have called her emailed. Us questions about how to Cook Certain recipes so we actually had one of our dieticians Theresa Wagner. She's a registered and licensed Dietitian and she's a parent of three young kids herself. She offered up some really great ways to engage kids in this cooking and food preparation process so her blog is called. Oh my kids want to eat all the time plus four snacks to make together for quote Unquote Matt Class. So I I love that title but so she really goes into some really great Tips and tricks and ideas on how to set some routines. Some schedules get some boundaries in there for kids when they need that structure that they don't have from going to school every day right now and how to set up some of those some of that structure at home and as parents how we can make our job easier now that we are home coordinators and parents that were wearing many different hats at this point. So even though I'm not quite as seasoned of a mom is Teresa. I actually found this blog. Post really helpful and anyone some of our listeners. Out there have probably talked Theresa Had Her as their nutritionist. And you can really send her personality her sense of humor coming through in this blog so I thought she did a really great job with the writing in this particular article. So thank you Theresa for that and you can find. Theresa's article and any of the articles the blog articles that we right at our website weight and wellness dot com rate. So when we say cooking and eating the weight and wellness way. What does that really mean? You've heard US say eating the weight and wellness way for many many years now and very simply when we say e the weight and wellness way. We mean that this is an anti inflammatory eating plan. That is based on real food so I WANNA put a pin in that term anti inflammatory we will be circling back to that and for your overall health and wellbeing. We recommend evening real food. And that's a term you all as listeners have now heard many many times real food and you may have heard terms leg whole foods on processed foods foods that your grandparents eight or foods. That are plucked from the farmer's field as Melanie is infamous for saying we talk about eating real food. This is protein from grass fed animals vegetables that you could grow in the garden or that you could buy from the farmer and natural beneficial fats. We will really elaborate on those good fats leader on the show. It may surprise you to learn that most grains lentils some being products are actually inflammatory foods for many people so we suggest limiting the amount of these foods to no more than a half a cup per serving. I have some clients who are really sensitive to those foods and we do have to remove them completely sometimes but a lot of times even just at half cup serving is enough to help people bump their blood sugar up. Get a little bit of energy and still feel good now. We have listeners. That are here with us all over the world so we hope to offer each one of you a pearl of wisdom that will have you saying. Oh I didn't know that in the kitchen or the next time you're doing some meal prepping so I'm happy to share the Mike this morning for the first time with Marianne but before Marianne introduces herself. Mary-anne going to ask you about garlic because you had. I attended one of your kind of previews in the cooking. Classes that you did and you had some really interesting things to say about Garlic and I think even most of us in the room or really surprised by the information you shared so I'm going to hand it over to you. Great thanks Leah. So I am a big garlic lover. I like to put it in a lot of my recipes and so when I make my garlic the trick to getting all of the heart healthy or cancer fighting benefits out of that garlic is to allow it to sit for ten or fifteen minutes after you chop it or you crush it or mince it and it actually releases an enzyme which allows it to be more nutritious for us so once you let it. Rask then you can go ahead throw it into a pan and let it do its magic. That's super interesting because I have always just chopped the garlic and then boom right into the pan with the onions and everything like that so I think I like. I know I'd really took that Pearl away from you. That the time I heard you say that. Yeah we just have to be a little patient so then throw it on in and let it do. Its thing so my name is Maryanne. I am a farm to table chef and culinary nutrition educator with a company called the cooks cure and I work with nutritional weight and wellness to create some really fun cooking classes We developed some recipes and teach clients how to put their meal plans into practice into the kitchen. Yes and isn't that kind of that's the key thing is like you have all this knowledge about foods what they do for you but then how do you translate that into actually getting it onto your plate exactly? Yeah exactly so yeah. Marianne you mentioned the cooking classes that you offered in and we were able to get those in just before all the stay at home order stuff went into place. I know that it was a big request from a lot of our clients for many years to get some sort of education or just some sort of class around that and as soon as we opened it up for the masses to be able to enroll those classes filled up immediately we knew there was a demanded an interest for that and according to the reviews everyone really loved these classes for one reason or another and some people enjoyed learning the new recipes. Others said that they love the time saving tips. And I promise for those of you with local here to the twin cities that we will be offering these classes again as soon as we're all able to safely get back into meeting as a large group But Marianne you know I wasn't able to attend those classes. But do you remember anything in particular or one or two things that really people seem to look into? It really seem to hit home for people that they were able to take away. Absolutely we all had a lot of fun. They were great classes. They were full and And you know it was great is we had beginners and people that love to cook all in the same room and we learned from each other and we asked each other questions. It was fantastic and the other little nuggets. That was fun was Exposing people to vegetables that they might not try normally we. We tend to get into these these ruts and and in our routine of eating the same vegetables. So introducing something. A little unusual was really fun and everybody was really curious and I so enjoyed that was. It was a ton of fun so so I hope that we get back very soon too so that we can do those classes again and so you know now. That restaurants are closed indefinitely and people are staying at home. Almost everybody is dusting off their slow cookers and their instant pots. They're pulling out that collection of cookbooks and they're getting back into the kitchen. Which is a fantastic thing for me. It's the thing that I love so I'm thrilled. That people are doing that in so today. Leeann and I want to share some recipes and cooking tips and some reasons why cooking the weight and wellness way is changing lives here and all around the world. Yes I've been hearing that from clients to mary-anne that it's you know we're we're kind of forced into necessity at this point to actually have to dust off those aprons and get some of that cooking equipment and and dust off of skills a little bit absolutely. Yeah and right now. We want to touch on a few reasons. Why cooking the weight and wellness way or cooking and eating that real food at home is so much better for you and your family's health so I mean as a as a Dietitian I like some technical and the logical reasons to avoid cooking with those unfair refined fats and oils and on dishing up nutrition. We have said so many times that it is best to avoid the refined factory fats and oils in those foods and to actually eat for your house. Oh Marianne wants you just at least mention what some of those Refined oils are. You are so right Leah. So some of those really unhealthy refined oils that some people might find are soybean vegetable canola corn and cotton seed oil and nutritional weight and wellness. We recommend avoiding these refined fats and replacing them with real natural beneficial fats. Such as butter olive oil coconut oil avocado oil and even Bacon Grease or Lard Yum. Yeah the kind that our great grandparents used to us as to have a little coffee. Coffee can underneath the same and either Greece. Definitely so go to your cupboard and read the label on each oil and if you are still cooking with these refined damaging fats maybe now is the time to walk over to the garbage can toss out each bottle one by one and say to yourself. I am done using damage factory-made fats and oils. Yeah are a perfect will Maryanne. Let's put a pin in that for a second. We have to go to break the. You're listening to dishing up nutrition and today we're sharing a number of reasons why many people are cooking the weight and wellness way. And we'RE GONNA BE PROVIDING SOME TIPS TO HELP YOU. Make the most of your time in the kitchen. So we'll be right back going back to dishing up nutrition. I've worked in many restaurants and I've worked every station in those restaurants and one of the tricks that I learned was to always have lots of onions celery and carrots chopped because they are often the foundation of so many recipes and I'd like to add them to a lot of the recipes. I'm preparing and always have homemade bone broth to use in soups or anywhere recipe calls for water. That's my little trick to add a little nutrients and I usually add bone broth to add more protein and to make it more nutritious
Build the Gut of a Hero
"Season. Two of the plant. Strong podcast has focused on those individuals. Who have the heart of a hero? The way we're going to talk about the guy who has the gut of a hero doctor will ball shirts. Or as he is affectionately known doctor be the author of the forthcoming book fiber fueled. This is quite simply the playbook to optimize and restore your gut health. We take a deep dive on. What can be a very complex subject but in fun and lighthearted way leaving you with actionable insights tips and best foods optimize your gut health. A little side note. You can't have a conversation about fiber without discussing poop and as a gastroenterologist Dr B. is more than comfortable with the subject so yep we talked a little about poop because guess what we all do it so grab a big bowl leafy green. Sit Back and prepare to get turned on to fiber with Dr be will show wits the gut health doctor. Today's episode of the plant strong podcast. We have Dr will be Dr be will boss Bozo. It's also which wits got. I did first of all you nailed it on. The first try emailed it on the first try many second. Guess yourself a little bit those who it's also there you go and it's just confidence. My friend is just common. You just gotTa say it with confidence. That's well what. What is that Polish? What is that? It's polishing is a fully Polish name. And you know in the in the hard thing is like we say it now is in American word. Polish names are not meant to be said as American work. It's just so let me let me hear you stay it. Will I say the same way that you said? At the first time I said Bolsa wits I say both Switz- but if you were to go to Poland's they would stable Schevitz and actually think Bolsheviks just roll off the tongue. You know what it does bull shit like that Wife is Polish her her last name. Coalition ski so I think she's my cousin. Actually yeah I see a resemblance So we got a lot of exciting things to talk about here today. You know I think for starters what I'd like to ask you is so you are a gastroenterologist and I think I pronounced that correct. You did a gastroenterologist and so what exactly is a gastroenterologist we are the we are the experts on all organs of digestive function so one of the things that people kind of look at me including my mother-in-law the first time I met her like why did you decide to become a doctor so and so let me. Just say the the reason that I love what I do are the reason I love what I do is that if I were cardiologists I would just be a heart guy all day long art all the time whereas for me I get. I get to have diversity as we're GonNa hold earned during this podcast. Diversity is a good word I love it And so I. I'm the I'm considered the expert on the Asaf. Igus stomach. Small Intestine. The colon the pancreas the liver even the hemorrhoids. I'm expert. That's a good thing to be expert and I bet you I bet you that the line out your door is never ending. Probably can circumstances. There is a line out the door. There is no lack of business. I'm not worried that no matter what I put into the world's that I truly believe a person like my book every person in the entire world could read my book but unless they all actually do. What's in the book? I don't I'm not GONNA be putting myself out of business anytime soon. That's for sure. Yep You're talking about the book and we're GonNa get to the book which is Super Exciting. It's your first book right for smoke. First Book Fiber fueled what? I'm going to save that for a little bit later. So gastroenterologist and how long have you been practicing finish my training in two thousand fourteen so basically six years? Now I've been in practice. But you know if you if you look at just sort of Long drawn-out path and I know that you're familiar with the way this works. Yeah I started college back in ninety eight and I went and I did for years of college. Four YEARS OF MED school. I did four years of internal medicine residency including I was achieved president northwestern and four years of GI training to become a specialist in part of the reason why did four years is actually didn't Epidemiology Fellowship University of North Carolina. So that's sixteen years at Sixteen Years. From Ninety eight until twenty fourteen finally wrapped up. You know it's Kinda funny. I thought about this too by the way sixteen years of training but like working eighty to a hundred dollars a week which means that just my training alone is essentially the equivalent of what most people do for the entirety of their labor campaign. Before they retire. To- totally sixteen years of training right before you went into practice before I enter crackers before you enter practice and in that sixteen years of training. How much information that you have been your new book fiber fueled. Did you learn in that traditional setting and when and when did your education really begin? The education never stops never stops. And that's that's true. I think for all of us but I think that's particularly true in medicine if you're if you're not constantly updating your knowledge base in medicine than your rapidly going to become a dinosaur and but with regard to your question rib and this is a completely valid question and it's one of the weak points to me of traditional Western medicine. I will openly acknowledges very little very little training on Diet. Nutrition lifestyle in honestly. What kind of one of the big things that I did along the way to try to update that nutritional training was actually did the e cornell. Course yeah so. That's that's just one of the things that I did but it's it's actually quite shocking that I do sixteen years of training and have almost no conversations about. How do we fix a person's diet to address the root of the problem well and I would imagine that and correct me if I'm wrong here but I would imagine that those line the lines of people that are out your door that are seeing you because they have some sort of a GI issue distress That ninety percent of those could be resolved by filing what we're GonNa talk about today which is really a a whole food plant based Diet. That has a huge diversity of fiber. That that too simplified. I don't not only do. I not think I think that is spot on number one and number two might here ninety percent and think that you're overreaching and you're being hyperbolic and actually think it might be more than that right. I mean I have not exaggerating. I literally I literally bleed and I'm not saying that that ripped that we would live in this Utopian world where we all live to be two hundred years old literally no disease at all. I'm not saying that what I am saying is that if the root of the problem starts with our microbiome which in my specialty that is where the root of the problem starts if the root of the problem is the microbiome and number one way that you can change. Your microbiome is with the food that you eat then. We need to be doing that when we take care of these patients. Otherwise we're knowing the root of the problem we're putting a patch over it with the pill but so you say the term microbial but in your sixteen years of training was that was that discussed or is that kind of like for example. I feel am. I'm embarrassed to say that you know this is kind of you know wh my huge passion right and I didn't know about the microbiome and how it's considered kind of like the second brain in the lost Oregon until like three and a half four years ago. I mean to the conversation. Just start recently about this or you know others these studies. There's these studies where they say. Okay how long does it take from the day of publication for it to actually get into common knowledge among medical doctors when they look at that? But they come up with seventeen years. It's at seventeen years from the day of papers published and I just think we don't need to be practicing medicine with the research studies that came out in two thousand and three right now. I think we need to be practicing medicine with the Research Studies. That came out last week or or this week right. It's time for us to update and that's the beautiful thing. Is that everything? Every single thing in my book is sourced. It's all source. There are six hundred references. And I'll be honest. I challenge doctors. I challenge the doctors who are listening to this show. Want you to read my book and I want you to check my sources. Because they're there and I think when you do you're GONNA learn you're going to learn that this is the path
When Healthy Eating Goes Too Far
"Going Vegan Veggie. You simply eating more veggies can all be healthy lifestyle choices but if doing so gives you. Zayed he about hanging out with friends makes you fear certain foods. It can actually be quite dangerous because yes being to healthy can actually be unhealthy for some restrictive. Eating is a short live stage that ricochets into a junk food rebellion for others. They find their way back to the middle of the road. But for some money the so called healthy way of eating can become a true obsession and at its most extreme. An eating disorder known as author. Xia this week's food for thought explores when healthy becomes unhealthy with Dr Nikki Stump Surgeon TV presenter and author of pretty unhealthy. Helen Nikki. Hi Thank you for having me. Really Nice debate here per exciting. I am beyond excited. I think since receiving your book getting to read it in being completely inspired and upset fully instagram Graham Wall. And just seeing what you've been getting up to you it's a pleasure to have you in the. Uk's at thank he owner thank you. I think we'll start with whether someone who's we'll go right him. Web someone's been diagnosed with an each use solder or slightly lesser degree. All serve preoccupation of being unhealthy. One is that unhealthy the occupation of being too healthy. Yeah I think that's a really good question because I think you've kind of alluded to it. Then you in in that question that use. You're walking a fine line. It's it's It's very easy to step from one thing to something that is is not so great for you. So you know. It's reasonable to be conscious and observant. About what you ate and making sure that you're exercising not smoking and drinking and all those kinds of things that's important but then when you get really caught up in it to a point where it is impacting your mental health. Your physical health. Your social well-being forget about that. A Lot. That's why. I think we start to get into territory where you are you looking at something. That's possibly not that good for you. You'll completely right the so many factors involved. I think for anyone to just identify acknowledging themselves. I'm not quite happy right. Now is quite a big step because often people in this country. We still have a thing as what at the moment weight is often seen as such a defining health. I don't know what your thoughts are. Matt Yeah I think white is is not going anywhere as as something that people Reach full particularly In an instant to to make a judgment about their own health or somebody else's health but it's really just not that simple econ deny that in some situations in some circumstances. Some people yes. Your weight is a factor in that can be at either end as well But I think that to look at someone and say Oh look at yourself and say I'm unhealthy because of I figure on the Sky Oh That's not rise. It doesn't really have have the support that we think it does. Yeah I think so. We use Via Mind it. It's so tricky because I got a lot of clients coming in clinic saying all the doctors told me. I'm just above the BMI. Actually have any health problems yeah so I mean BMI. I think is rightly criticised and analyze. And I think that if you're applying it to an individual it's a tool that has very little use if you're applying it to screen someone so looking for problem if you're applying it to perhaps population level or re as a research tool that has validity. But you know I think one of the things that people don't always understand about science and research and medicine and so on and so forth is that you know our tools always in perfect and one of the things that makes perfect is the way that we use them. So if we use be my willy nilly then yeah it's not. It wasn't designed for If we use it to look at an individual in front of us and decide if they're healthy that's wrong but if you're using it for the things that's been designed for it has some Information giving capability. And that's where we need to be using it I completely agree. It's just a wider understanding because things can be taken so literally all the time. Want to believe in one number having the solution or absolutely everything without simple you can be over way to be very fit. Yeah absolutely I you know. One of the things that is important in your health is not necessarily that defined. Yes Oh no I'm I'm above or below a number It's actually what you do and we know in particularly for women that no mash. They're they're they're white so their their body composition that if they live a healthy lifestyles in they take all the boxes for nutrition darn smart etcetera that they have a very significant health benefit. So I I'm I've really moved away from from that kind of thinking that you know. We have to get you to a low beam. I will take into account solely secretly with my patients. I'm very focused on what they're doing. Now I'm just trying to get them to to be. Active for example is is just one simple thing that's so refreshing into comfortable adult as well because this is something that unfortunately we see such a lot of this country because medics in this country. Don't get enough nutritional education. Yeah lifestyle education and to hear you say that is wonderful. Yeah even with that in mind. I'm just one piece of the puzzle. You know so if I identify that someone Is is needing some help. With what eat or exercise you reach for your for your experts. Now I'm sure like like the NHL. We're pretty eater stretched with results. So you know. It's not always easy to do that. And I. I think that doctors should be able to give out the basics just like You know my allied health colleagues give out the basics of what I do as well you know. We all work in this together by. I think it is time to to sort of change up our thinking and the way we give advice across the board. Yeah completely. I think is often a misconception. As well that it's all about overeating Ashley. You can be overweight and be quite malnourished as well. Connie that for me. I don't think people realize no and I think the way to to look at this is to Magin if you are overweight and you your diet consists less assay solely of takeout food so that that's all you rating by doing that by eating that very Calorie dense food You are unfortunately missing out on a lot of nutrients So for example you know are based on our. That's a word that is very loaded by mere medically speaking someone who paps has a extra white in the medical complications of it they can be still lacking in in Macronutrients. They can still be lacking micronutrients. you know so. It's not that straightforward to say to say that all that they're very well nourished nor that actually might not be exactly. You can be both ends of the spectrum I said and be completely malnourished. Do you see this getting worse and Western society off. I mean that's sort of what the data suggests you know so if you look at you know. Uk Australia us now. We're all fairly on power. We have pretty similar Spectrum of issues I think health issues and outside of the sphere of food and weight and so on and so forth with pretty similar and I. I do think that that it is the all of these things are increasing And then not just about US eating too much You know all of these choices that we might happen in a system. That is designed to make eight to macho exercise too little. I mean near tobacco. Advertising is literally designed to get. You know it's you know we're not we're not failing ourselves we are filed by system at lodge.
Primer on Prebiotics
"So what's the topic for this week? This week we're going to be talking about prebiotics prebiotics interesting. I've heard of probiotics but not pre. Yeah so a lot of people have heard of probiotics and some might even think that the word probiotic is a misspelling of the word program right but no they are actually two separate things and so a probiotic is another word for a a beneficial bacteria that lives in our intestines okay. Most of them live in the large intestine. Which is also known as Colon and they're there as a part of our immune system there it's all bacteria yes. Oh Yeah we have. We have more bacteria in in an on our body than we have cells. What Yeah Yeah. It's it's pretty amazing. This is something that we call the microbiome and I believe we did a podcast on microbiome at some point in the past. Yeah but the microbiome refers to all of these bacteria that live and on us and The ones that get most of the attention are the ones that live in our intestines because they serve as a part of our immune system. They're sort of a like soldiers they kinda tried to keep the bad bacteria out so the do the bad bacteria while they they basically try to crowded out and and prevented from doing any damage and preventing prevent it from getting inside of our body like You know a lot of times. We think of our intestinal tract as as inside of our body and it's sort of is like encased within the body but it's really a narrow tube that just kind of goes through the body and that tube is basically the barrier between the intestine itself and our bloodstream. Which is you know. The bloodstream is what carries everything to the organs or body including our brain and our hearts and our liver everything so the idea is to keep the bad things from getting through and then the and having them move on through down into the large intestine where they become part of the stool and then get eliminated from the body so it sounds like we just need a lot lot of probiotics to overwhelm the the bad stuff. You got that right. That's exactly right. And that's where prebiotics come in interesting because probiotics are living organisms they are. They're alive bacteria and they like any other living organisms. They need food. They need something to eat so that they can multiply and proliferate within the back within the the colon within the intestines. So if we don't have enough food for those probiotics they die off to and then when you don't have enough probiotics in there and then bad bacteria gets in there. Then the bad bacteria can take over. Oh and that is when people get sick. That's when you know your immune system goes down a lot of other things that can happen from an overgrowth of bad bacteria. You get bloating. You can get irritable Bowel Syndrome. You know and and and you can have absorption of your nutrients. There's a lot of things that can go wrong when you have an overgrowth of bad bacteria so when you do have an overgrowth do you just consume a lot of probiotics. Well see that's been one of the kind of the standard approach is to try to help. People reduce their bad bacteria is to Throw a bunch of probiotics at it. Like take doses of probiotics or supplement forms and also through food sources and where we get our probiotic. Bacteria is either from fermented foods like Sauerkraut Kombucha Tea Yogurt. Yogurt fermented dairy product. That provides a lot of probiotics into the into the intestines. But if you don't also give those probiotics something to feed off of to keep them growing and proliferating then they die off and then you're right back where you started from. So prebiotics are good maintenance plan. You gotTa have a good maintenance plan without you gotta keep giving it to your body. Basically exactly so so the word pre means before right and so the the prebiotic is the is what needs to happen for those probiotics to be able to multiply so prebiotics are are basically They're not living organisms they're actually fibers They're actually a type of carbohydrate. That exists in specific foods that we eat and our digestive systems. Don't break those particular. Carbohydrates down there. You know that. That's sort of the general description of what fiber is. It's a it's a type of carbohydrate that we don't break down so it doesn't Give us any calories or anything and so Oftentimes We don't we don't have any digestive enzymes in our system that are designed to break those fibers down so they so they move through our intestine and then when they get to that large intestine. That's when they actually are the food for the bacteria that are there so the so while we don't as you know our digestive system doesn't use them for any purpose for energy the probiotics eat them and basically start fermenting them. That's sort of really what happens is it. They're they're called fermentable types of fibers because the probiotic bacteria can start feeding on them and break them down and then they produce beneficial compounds that help seal the gut lining so that those bad bacteria that may come through can't get into our bloodstream So they're they're really important. So not only do they allow the probiotics to multiply but they also produce compounds. That are beneficial. So it's R- so they're very important so that I guess the thing to then talk about is. What foods do we find these in right? And then how are they working within our body? And how do we make sure we get enough of them so So there are like I mentioned the these type their indigestible fibers for our human intestinal system. So they become food for the bacteria so Where we find them is in the same foods that we would find other types of fiber so beans beans tend to be a really good source of these prebiotic types of fibers But some very specific foods to like chicory root Onions onions have a really good are really good source of these prebiotic fibers and then Something called the Jerusalem artichoke which is different from the globe artichokes that most people are familiar with the Jerusalem. Artichoke kind of looks like a long skinny Tuber kind of looks almost like a skinny sweet potato in a way And then garlic garlic is a really good source of the Prebiotics and so are leaks and leaks. League is kind of like it. Looks like a great big giant green onion. Okay and leaks are kind of part of that. Same family of garlic and onions okay. So they have these same types of fibers in them. And those are those are where we get our prebiotics from They're found in a number of other things we that we find them in lentils we find them in Lima beans. Green peas kidney beans and chickpeas so if people chickpeas and other word for that as being so if you're a lover of helmets. Promises made out of garbanzo beans. So if you're a lover of Hamas you're probably giving an a you know a good amount of these prebiotics fibers that's awesome yeah And then another really interesting food that a lot of people probably don't enjoy much but it's the green banana like it's the raw banana before it has ripened when it is still in the green state which is an unripe state Usually we wouldn't recommend eating unripe fruits like that But it it actually has a good amount of probiotic in it. And when you know when a banana ripens. Basically what's happening is there is a fermentation process at starting to go on and that's why the sugars become more prominent because some of the other Carbohydrates in the banana are starting to break down for men so some of those sugars are released So you kind of lose some of your prebiotic fibers when the banana ripens. Eating that in that Ross state can give you more of them
Everything You Need To Know About Weaning A Baby
"As a welcome Sophie. Thank you so much for having me like clashes love to help you. Thank you so. Do you want to tell me a little bit more about your training in Germany? What was that like so I did my training at the university hospital in Munich and what I found very interesting is a difference between the German. You can have caste system once once. I came overnight. Started working there. Is that pediatrics. And Germany Puts a really big focus on kind of preventing diseases and having Becky Lynn checkups along the way so in a way if you think about the six week checkup at mom's have in the UK after giving best when mom and baby looked after and this is something that in Germany we will do. Throughout the whole infancy and childhood. Actually and those would be examination that include tests for hearings and test for Iside test for the hips just to make sure that we that we detect diseases very early on and that we can kind of thought reaching got in the early stages to prevent any further complications that arrive. What say this has been a main difference between the two? Her Cat Systems and then Another thing that I found quite interesting is that until I had counted. We're K- I had rarely seen a baby with reflux I think that is just that just might be. Because that may be different. Perceptions offer but rejects means a baby equipment to call us by and but this is a picture that was entirely new to me when. I when I came to the new kate so I thought it was really quite interesting on how we Mitch. So close together But yet perceptions and kind of pension systems can be so different and that is interesting. I definitely love to hear more about you. Know I think sometimes maybe parents think about starting leaning bit earlier than the current guidelines of waiting till about six loans may do that because they worried. That baby has reflux in retail such A. You know it's one of those words that gets loosely thrown around when checking the MOMS. So what is what would you say is true reflux in a baby. I will try to reflect. The baby is when the baby brings up food and either kind of specs our or can swallow it down but also I think in order to caught it reflects it really has to impact the everyday life of a baby so baby that Kind of posits but then carries on drinking carries being happy tired. Maybe not a baby that I would call a reflexive whereas if it's a child and but a severely affected maybe by the acidity arching backwards feeds been having a really bad associations either breast of formula feats and we're not willing to drink anymore not gaining any more weight. I think this is where we have to have a bit of a closer look and learn and see how we can optimize. The situation agrees and also. Sometimes it's at Geena. We we love seeing our babies feed then could be particularly if it's given through a bottle than we might be overfeeding having look at the volumes that pace eating. That's really important as well. So would you say in Germany? The use of anti reflux medication is quite low than yes I have never prescribed. Any anti reflects medication in Germany. Side was really on the way that that does seem to be Kind of a whole team of way you would try to optimize defeating situation and then that mark our you would then prince prescribing medication and which House Afonso quite interesting and I always think before prescribing medications especially one where we haven't really understood what the side effects my long terms and I want to make sure A. I've tried all the measures before war before going into looking into medication. Yes and I agree and I D- most most parents all very much. I I hope maybe those tearing in you know. Try The conservative approach as making sure babies applied especially. I remember attending a talk by simply doctor who was explaining that. Actually the distance between baby's stomach and mounting media really short compared to adults so they to bring up food easily and is nothing to be worried about having small moments a few times a day Isn't it but it's that projectile in back arching very severe. Eczema early on you know they babies of conservation blooded students me because that sort of thing may be more suggestive of the underlying food allergies and I think with reflex Takes a lot of time and patience than trying things So I would always recommend to parents that if they feel insecure about something or you know if I understand that they are trying really hard and they should also ask for help. So could it be that they go to breastfeeding drop in at a local hospital? Maybe that they have a chat with mcclatchy Have a negative eating situation. That's why I'm maybe have a Dietitian. Our pediatrician veggie P in kind of the situation and really get heaven. Ask all the questions wrong. Because I think that's what it is a bit of time getting chills watching your baby in order to get on top of things sometimes.
Using Algae to Fight Deceases (including COVID-19)
"We all know that during this covert nineteen period. Edible algae whether it's macro algae like seaweed or micro algae like spirulina that algae can help boost your immune system and even some research has shown that red algae profile can help you defend against the corona virus and in connection with how algae can keep us healthy on this episode. I interview a owlry end from trans algae and Israeli company. That may find that. You're using algae but that is only part of the innovation that trans algae has created and without further. Ado here is algae a savior for humanity. My name is. I'm the Business Development fulltime Sergey quite new into company. Come FROM TECHNOLOGY. I have it'd be a CNBC from the Hebrew. Unit doesn't from the Faculty and ahead an MBA from hyphen. In my background. I served in companies such as ICL hyphen because adult stocked on a Adama. All of them are global companies working in the Arctic seeing providing from different chemicals like pesticides down to two thirty. I'm involved in two major aspects. One is the business development meaning extending our activity outside collaborations with different companies different circles the candelabra on and also invoking the fundraising process and bringing more value to their companies from outside investment. So you you've been dealing with The agricultural sector for more than twenty years. And how long have you started with the Trans Algae? I'm quite new. So it's coming to massive free monster that I'm already over there but Been Mind that might progress position I served as VP of commercial development says marketing different companies before them song bringing a quite right and then it's a very good sign for trans algae that they're hiring new people that are trying to go around the world to try invite investment for you the product that you guys serve which is using algae for human farmer that. I read animal health and Crop Protection. All of that is very interesting and of course the reason why I kind of have you on is 'cause recently. There was an article about trans. Algae is trying to develop a using the algae platform that you guys use to be able to give vaccines to people of wine. The Corona virus vaccine comes out. That's why I think it's it's very interesting right now but we'll get to that later so talking about how you guys are using algae right now you guys have been using it so far in animal health using it to give vaccines to animals and can you just explain to me how you guys actually do that. How are you guys using algae using algae to make into a capsule or? Are you guys actually using some kind of genetics? The algae to introduce the vaccine the major essences to utilize to honest the scene to menace. I is it's a production sites. Let's say very similar to a production sites like he's all viruses and I'll explain what we have done over. During the to improve the low potential for Algiers it exists in nature. And the more important thing is that we use utilize the algae as a delivery system. Imagine yourself that currently in the animal health you know the to vaccinate at broad the amount of animals whether it is it fish in the pond. Say chickens like it's a swine that counts for one hundred to two hundred thousand individuals today to current vaccination is Involving animal meaning in fishing into sedate deficient other to take them one by one injecting chickens. It's the same swine and so on and so on. We are offering because the algae itself he's in at the Substance IT CAN BE UTILIZED TO DELIVER BILL ANYMORE OF INTEREST. That could be grow phone. That could be a protein that we'd be at generating anymore reaction and he could be enzymes of all I. We are using the as a carrier for the molecule of interest. Now when we talk we talk about the vaccinations. Obviously that's that's has a lot of advantages again compared to what injection? But you need to make sure that the specimen in a successful way redoubt anything relation of the multiple of it was put it. They just insistent. So that's that's not a trivial idea. Obviously we are. Harnessing sound physiological. Carta six of the in order to create what we call buying up solution which protects STI carried the protein. Okay Peptide we've ended so it would be able to sustain the area. Acidic conditions in the digestive system reached the absorption area where it can be as successful into the blood system and then to get anyone system. And we'll be finding afterwards antigens by the the blood of the animal and Giving it demon system so the algae itself being not only at Production Seifoleslam delivery system measures to vaccinate Pondo mediums fish inside the way to do it today as I said it's sedate efficient then injected by each one of them today. What we do we can take the right dosage spreading based on the amount officials existing the and once the algae's in or by the fish imitates three during the one reaction and then you have the whole population of fishing on the vaccinated in a very simple very quick and very and less much less costly than get same. Goes for shrimps Single swine full chickens and other animals. You guys feed it like algae like as if you just added like the food supplement into the feed right correct. If it's fish we can spread it as is all we can incorporate it into the feed system of the fish is chickens to sing. Swipe you just incorporate the right dosage into the feeling system and then once it's been eaten immediately I molecules which are getting food there. They just insistent going to the absorption reaching the blood. Circle are immediately intriguing Damon system and then we get the animal vaccinating. Very invasive not came and much much less than fifty.
The Superfoods Episode: One on One with Joy Bauer
"It's something we've heard about a lot over. I don't know I probably started hearing about superfoods. Twenty or twenty five years ago and people are always saying what is a superfood so do superfoods really exist? And how would you define what a superfood is not a formal scientific definition for a superfood and I think we throw that word around so often all of the time for so many years but but to me? So my definition of a superfood is really any wholesome food that has one or more nutrient that can help to elevate our health and so that sort of opens up to hundreds and hundreds maybe even thousands of superfood end super beverages so again just something that is wholesome and it has goodness Senate that can help us to feel and look amazing. Wow so there probably are hundreds and if not thousands of superfoods but I bet you have favorites so like what would you say are your top five? Hate to put you on the spot top-five superfoods and what makes them so super sleuth. Yes so there. There are quite a few. I would say that on Wiki. Greens are definitely going to be up there. So I'm actually GonNa Group on Spinach and Kale publicly Swiss chard which is a little less known. But I'M GONNA I'm GonNa Group those together and that's because it these things. Basically are nature's multivitamin right they have A. Through Z. Everything under the sun loaded with antioxidants. They're very very versatile. And by the way whether it's fresh or frozen against Spinach Kale Collard Greens. All of these. Things are incredibly good for you so that even might be my number. One number two is definitely going to be colorful berries and again fresh or frozen because they're so filled with antioxidants and they're also on good for so many different directions right. You can add them into smoothies. You can put them on Oatmeal or yogurt. You can work them into pancake. Batters MUFFIN batters. You could pop them straight up and enjoy them snack. Another one would have to be lend bills. I really trying to help. People move more towards a plant based diet on a full disclosure. I love chicken. I love fish. I eat green red needs so I do eat all of those things but I think the war were able to sort of embrace. In incorporate lent build another plant based proteins into our diet. Better off we are for our bodies for the environment on and there's nothing like a lash S. vegetable action packed lentil still. Oh my God. Don't even get me. Started about half his threes beautifully as well. I could talk about food all day. So lentils yeah I feel like lentils are sort of a sleeper hit. People were first discovering. How amazing they are truly And then so those are three. Do you have two more nothing seeds? Again I'm clumping two different ones into one category. Those will always come out on top and when it comes to not really would ever. Not You love best. It could be almonds cashews pecanins macadamia peanuts each not rings different asset to the table like for example almonds. Happy all have heart healthy fat. They all have some protein fiber but almonds have calcium and Pecans have the most amount of antioxidants and peanuts have the most protein so every single not has a tremendous asset so I'd like to bury it up sprinkled on anything in anything and I think sunflower seeds. Don't really get enough love but Pumpkin seeds sunflower. Seeds are absolutely awesome and fantastic just like nuts and also she s seeds and flax seeds. So I think nuts and seeds would definitely earn a spot. I love those also. I mean you didn't mention cashew. Which is my favorite. Not But somehow I feel like it's the least nutritious I'm so glad you mentioned that. That was my bad cashews. Have the most zinc and zinc right now super important because zinc is an immune booster? Oh how much has shoes made my day. I love cashews. I by the great big Containers from the price club stores COSCO and BJ. Than I could be dangerous.
How Nutrition Improves with Connection & Kindness
"Much for listening. Hello and welcome to another episode of nutrition matters. Podcast has always thrilled to be with you today. And so excited to share this podcast episode with you. My name is page and I'm your host and today I'm sharing a conversation that I had with Kirstin Ackerman who is uniquely qualified to talk about this. This really important topic where we're diving deep into this common question. We get as Dietitians where people wonder like often. Get this question where people say. Well I really want to work on intuitive eating but I also have concerns about my cholesterol. Or I'm worried about my diabetes diagnosis. So can you help me? A lot of people really kind of believe or assume that intuitive eating is fundamentally different or in opposition to any particular health concerns or any particular medical nutrition therapy that might be necessary for certain conditions. And I my both feel very strongly that that. That's just not the case and we talk about that today in today's episode. What I love about Curson is. She is a fierce anti advocate. But she also her day job is a is a renal. Dietitian so she works with patients on dialysis and getting treatment for an stage kidney disease or end stage renal failure. I forget what the exact term is there anyway so Kirstin talks about her her work and how she uses intuitive eating at even with her her kidney patients and I just thought that this was really important thing to share. So if you've ever wondered yeah I'm really interested in this intuitive eating stuff but I have all these health concerns and if you felt like you had to pick one or the other. I hope that this conversation will give you a little bit of food for thought because I really truly believe that as we use intuitive eating principles and as we connect to our bodies and discover a more peaceful relationship with food it becomes much easier to figure out how we need to care for it whether that's a particular special diet with a certain disease such as kidney disease or whether that's concerns about
How to Tell If You're Really Hungry
"How hungry are you right now? Were you already thinking about it before I asked? You well now that I mentioned it. Are you hungrier than you were a minute ago? Have you ever felt hungry? Just a couple of hours after eating a good sized meal and wondered how you could possibly be hungry again so soon or maybe you've gone longer than usual without eating and noticed a mysterious absence of hunger. Hunger feels a little bit different to everyone and the same person can experience hunger in lots of different ways at different times. Laurel recently wrote to me about this. She said sometimes my stomach growl but I don't actually feel hungry other times. I'll get that week shaky. Low blood sugar feeling without ever feeling any stomach pangs. And of course there's the classic empty stomach feeling and almost but not quite pain but sometimes I just have an overwhelming desire to eat without any bodily sensations. Is there any research she wants to know? On what these different types of hunger mean you know. Hunger is a very interesting thing. It's equal parts biological instinct and learned response. It can show up as a variety of physical sensations but hunger also has psychological and even emotional dimensions and these are particularly susceptible to manipulation and cultural influence for example. Not that long ago most people used to regularly go four or five or even six hours between meals without thinking twice about it. It's not that they never felt any sensation of hunger during those hours. It's just that those sensations weren't perceived as an emergency but then this popular myth arose that if you went more than two hours without eating. Your metabolism would start to slow down now. There was absolutely no truth to this. A lot of people bought into it and as a result a random twinge suddenly took on new. Meaning stop everything. My metabolism is shutting down. You know after a while it can be harder and harder to distinguish actual physical hunger from anxiety or habit or maybe even just plain suggest ability. You know I wrote in a recent newsletter. A central tenet of the intuitive eating movement is to listen to our bodies. The idea is to eat. We're actually hungry as opposed to eating simply because it's a certain time of day or because there happens to be food in front of us or maybe because we're feeling bored or blue. It's good advice except that our subjective experience of hunger isn't always very reliable guide as to whether our bodies actually need food or not and we all know what happens when we take in more food than our bodies need one. Sign that your body needs. Food is low blood sugar and sure enough when your blood glucose is low. This triggers hormonal signals. That increase your appetite and your desire for food. So you'd expect that the degree of hunger a person feels would be closely linked to their blood sugar levels lower their blood sugar the hungrier. They'd feel and yet. This is not always the case. Experiments have shown that we can take people who aren't hungry and make them hungry simply by showing them a movie about food and don't think the advertisers aren't all over that similarly we make people who are hungry because they haven't eaten in a while feel less hungry by showing them a really engrossing film. That's not about food. People's reported level of hunger also changes depending on what they're being offered to eat. If it's really yummy they feel hungrier. And if it's that appealing they're actually not that hungry. Clearly simply listening to our bodies might not be a foolproof method of knowing whether or not we really need to eat
What Is The Best Way To Menu Plan During Coronavirus
"I'm just going to start out by saying thank you. Thank you for taking back into another episode of Kids Nutrition. I know I haven't been very consistent with the podcasting schedule. I just haven't been able to stick to it because I have both Michael's home and although my four year old is pretty good. Should give me an hour here or there. My youngest is she is full of life. She loves to have conversation with me all the time. Which does May podcasting bit tricky? Because of course it's all about the audio now at the time of recording this. I am deep thick in the middle of lockdown. And it may be that you're in in much more settled place while I know the initial stages of quantities of panic and worry and it is still wearing time but I hope that we are going to start seeing the light at the end of the total very very soon and of course I wanted to share with you that today. We're going to focus all about many planning. And I think it's still quite relevant to talk about Baker's it's one of things where it just. It's so easy to overlook and you think you know what I'll get to that a substate. It's it's so easy. I'll get my nanny to do it or I'll I'll find someone to help me do that or get to it in the weekend and in the weekend comes and goes and it never gets done and the new fine. You've got twenty bags of pasta but not in our protein foods and he realized that you pronounce vegetables as well. All what may it may be and maybe that weekly Accardo delivery that you that you've been lucky enough to get. Actually you didn't haunt ingredients that you had order. How are you going to feed your family? Who is now at home expecting to be fed three means plus Max? My kids always saying to me. Well Hungry and I used to all cash then are at school at nursery. That I'm going to be burning much energy. Well they have so much energy they are jumping on the serve. They literally running up and down day burning so much energy and they love the routine as you would expect jury so it's really really important. Think about many planning and we all going to launch into that content very shortly but I just wanted to say I received a series of very sad news and I want to do especially have a moment to think about my colleague who very recently passed away nothing to do with Corrina virus but it is it was very unexpected news and I just want to. I was thinking about how much he loves baking and cooking and I wanted to take a moment to just remember her she. She very similar age to me and she was really special bakers especially when I came back from maternity leave. I enjoyed lots of lunch dates with her in the hospital where I was working at and certainly do maternity leave. I had a few play dates with with my children so I I'm going to really miss and I feel sad but I think she would've loved this topic today on many planning and she would have been able to share some great recipes but here we are and I saw wish that I had planned more. Get togethers and time with her pickers. Now she's gone. I won't have that opportunity anymore and I'm definitely feeding very sad and full of regrets. So here's the many planning something she would loved especially because she loves baking and was definitely the best Baker in the Department Equity Woman Street. So I'm really miss. This episode is for her before I forget him because Ulta going to let you know that the doors to the UK kids nutrition. Learning hub is now open and the first online. 'cause that's available for you to purchase is on many planning how to many plan like a pro now. There are two video tutorials in there. There's some emergency shopping list. There are some cheat sheets and downloadable guide on many planning. Some of you who have been my clients would have had access to that. There is also now a third bonus. Video will about. How many plan doing coronavirus papa link in the show notes as usual if you'd like to go ahead and purchase that it is on sale at the moment for nineteen pounds because I want everyone who needs a little bit of help with many planning to be able to access it and it'll go up? The price will increase in about two weeks done so of course. The main reason for many planning is like my girlfriend. Said what are you going to do with twenty bags of Pasta so you want to have a little plan on? What sort of things you're going to feed your children over the coming week case it may be. The only had to do was prepped. For Breakfast and Dinner Office you'll remember at full-time nursery. You only needed to prepare a snack. Once you collect them nurse research. Suddenly you're going to have to think about three meals plots Max and there's also the weak hand where they are expecting to fed as well and if you knew too many planning than it is always a good idea to think about a call many so think about a few favorite recipes such a family love and think about how you can you make that a regular feature in your menu and then once you have those call ingredients and core many me ideas identified. Then he can start to expand on that but make sure that you know how to source ingredients how to prep the ingredients and then how do you have the time that it takes to cook those ideas while you know? We always have loads of Tomah hands. I'm going to go off and make this beautiful Zarya dish or does amazing. Goma dish that he always wanted to prepare. Then chances are if you want juggling homeschooling a food time job and just keeping an eye on other children in the house as well then by the time lunch comes round or did. I just haven't got that time to make this elaborate meals so you want a few core recipes. Call meal ideas that are going to be quick and easy to repair. And you also want to be sure that the ingredients are easy to source in the video tutorial number two inside too many plan like a pro online. Course I do go through how to look at some examples of recipes that you might find online or in your own kitchen cupboard where you have loved to lovely books cookbooks. Perhaps that you engage with your child to pick up some recipes. And that's a really good thing to do. If you have a fussy eater and you're worried about a eater doing coronavirus. I would invite them to help you. Select the meals that you're going to eat during the week but then of course is important that the meals that you've identified are going to be nutritious as well and one way around that is you can go ahead and download the immune-boosting foods guide that have for free on my website is a papa linking the show nurse for you for that while you can help yourself to that ad although a use the word immune-boosting. I'm sure you know by now that if you've tuned into my podcast on instagram feed that it's a little bit deceptive accorded immune-boosting but nevertheless there are nutrients that do have a role in promoting or maintaining your body's natural immunity and looking after natural defense system so start there download the immune boosting guides foods. Have a look at some of those foods. Think about do your children like those foods. Do you like those foods. And how can you start to incorporate some of that into many? I would always start with a really core many. I where you might have a few different ideas for breakfast fare. Different ideas for lunch. Fear different ideas for dinner and snacks that you can pretty much make with your eyes closed and you know that the ingredients are really easy to find and then once that becomes a habit. So you've been in lockdown for but I think it's three or four weeks now so moving ahead if we are going to be in lockdown for another four weeks for example think about recipes that you can start to build on and expand
Court throws out Trump rollback of school nutrition rules
"When America's children return to school they may be eating healthier lunches again a federal court has thrown out the trump administration's rollback of higher school nutrition standards meaning white bread and processed food could be going back out the door the center for science in the public interest sued the government over changes to the twenty twelve food reforms pushed by then First Lady Michelle Obama requiring whole grain and lower salt foods in cafeterias the U. S. District Court ruled the department of agriculture didn't give adequate notice that it was lowering food standards which have already gone into effect this doesn't change school food distributions under way now during the pandemic which operate under different
Court throws out Trump rollback of school nutrition rules
"News after making a brief comeback on school lunch menus refined grains may vanish again when classes resume after the pandemic cans a federal court has rejected the trump administration's rollback of nutrition standards it says there wasn't adequate public notice of the change which went into effect this school year the ruling was in response to a lawsuit by food advocacy groups the USDA says it doesn't comment on ongoing litigation and it's not known how the agency is gonna move
Fat-Phobia in the Eating Disorder Treatment Community
"My name is page. I'm your host and I'm thinking of you. I hope that all of you are doing okay. This is quite the. Don't even know what to call it quite the intense time. We're in right now. I hope that it doesn't feel insensitive to be posting podcasts. That aren't related to corona virus. But I hope that you understand that. Kinda where I'm coming from is I want to continue to put stuff out there I know for some people. You might not have the bandwidth to really think about anything else other than just day to day getting by but I know many of you may be are looking for just something else to occupy your time and your minden so wherever you are with how you're dealing with this or how you're thinking about it. Just no you have my support and I want you to take care of yourself if it feels good to kind of explore topics in the realm of eating disorders nutrition Recovery then feel free to continue to tune in. I'm planning on continuing to post my planned episodes every other week and I will check in in these intros and just let you know. I'm here for you and I'm supporting you and I'm thinking of you and yes. That's the plan from here on out. I'll continue to post these episodes and I also just want you to know I'm thinking of you. Lots and I great. Today's podcast is with Shira rose who is a licensed clinical social worker in eating disorder therapist? Also someone who is very open and upfront about her own struggle with an eating disorder. She's making real waves in the eating disorder treatment space. I appreciate her voice so much and she's doing such important work to shed light on the problem of fat phobia in eating disorder treatment. So that's our topic for the day. We're talking about her own experiences and kind of what she wished would change in the eating disorder treatment field and this is a really important conversation. I was so grateful that she took the time to talk with me about this. And I really hope that you enjoy this conversation. Please just know that both of us are pro treatment. We are not at all trying to say that you should not go to a treatment center and we make that clear in the episode as well but I just want to kind of say that upfront and we are also coming from a place of deep care and concern for eating disorder patients and we hope that we can provide some solutions through opening up dialogue about where we might be able to improve all right so with that. Let's get into this conversation with Shira and I hope you enjoy high sheera. Thank you for joining me. And welcome to nutrition matters podcast. Thank you page so excited to be here so excited to finally have you on. This has been a longtime comey. I now feel like we talked about a year ago or something. Yeah lots has happened since. Then which is exactly what will be talking about today. So Oh so sure. Will you take a minute and just kind of introduce yourself to any listeners? Who might not already know you or be familiar with your work. Sure so I'm a therapist. And I practice in Chelsea Manhattan and I work with eating disorders disordered eating body image and all from very passionate health at every size framework and. I'm also a start up. Fashion Blogger where it really. Just basically exclusively only fashion and then transitioned to being very vocal about health at every size an inclusive fashion. And the and you know and I started talking about my own eating disorder recovery and so is kind of a whole bunch of stuff on my blog as well. When did you start? When did you start your blog? I started my blog right when I graduated social work school so I guess at this point it's been like seven. Years has been quite a while and talk about what you do there and kind of what the mission has been. I'm so I'm very passionate about making sure that the fashion that I share is as inclusive as possible. I wish I could make sure. There is options up to size forty and fifty and beyond but unfortunately our fashion our plus size. Fashion is still so problematic so I do my best at least include up to size twenty six twenty eight and as much as I can. And that's the minimum that all make sure that we have listed but basically it's just important to me that nobody this is not another place where somebody feels bad about themselves or not included. Because that is I feel like happened so much everywhere else and I wanted to be where you get it from me as well. Yeah you're also really passionate about rainbows and sequins UNICORNS mentioned colorful. Oh my gosh. Yes you're not gonNA see anything remotely minimalistic on my tape. That's what you're looking for. Go somewhere else right. No no no. That's to sad for me. That just makes me sad all the color full color I love it. I'm wearing a tie dye sweatshirt that you were. You were excited about today. So I'm I'm probably going to steal it from you somehow across okay. Maybe we'll we can find it. I'll find where where my sister bought it. Send it your way very come on a mission. Okay so so sure you have been a therapist. You said for seven years. Yeah I graduated Skoll twenty four and then I started practicing four twenty five thirty one now. So yeah so and you've always been in the eating disorder field in your entire career. Is that right yet? I mean when I first started kind of happen accidentally. I had my own disordered. Eating disorder passed. And so I thought you know I kind of thought what we learn is you. Don't go into eating sodas if you have an eating disorder. It's I kind of just stayed away when I was working in general clinic so I saw everything and everyone And then I saw client. Who had an eating disorder and I was like? Oh this is what I WANNA do. This is what I mentioned you and so the my supervisor kind of agreed with as well. She didn't know my history but she felt like I did. Good work so she kept giving me more eating disorder clients and then I kind of just kind of when I realized that. That's what I really want to be doing. And so then they actively pursued it so tell me like what clicked with that first client like what did you. What did you feel? What did you love about it? I just felt like I love kids and I. That's what I was seeing. A lot of. That was fine by was getting bored. And then I saw this client and a wasn't board and I was excited. I was passionate and I felt like I just I got it and I WANNA be careful to say that just because I have my own eating disorder. It doesn't mean that I think I know. Whatever else is what everyone else's experiences are like. Everyone has such unique stories. And that's really important to to know but I just was able to get this in the struggle on a level. Maybe that other people might not in so I just fell just important and it just felt like something. I don't know I was meant to do this. Kind of just like that. Unexplainable like this is what you're you're called to do. This is what you WANNA do. Yeah and I think also because I had a few clients who were never never felt safe in their bodies and I was able to be a therapist that again like work from a health at every size framework even instinctively before I even had the words for it when it first started. I think that was important for me. Knowing how I grew up in how unsafe I was larger body. I never ever wanted anyone to experience that and so if felt pretty good to be able to provide that for other people.
"Well here. We are another week in lockdown. Absolutely yes still here just. It's such an odd time but we are making the most of it you know. We're trying to make the best of our way because we the last podcast we did was pretty pretty heavy. I listened to all you know. We were very deep. We were trying to rewrite the world and do all those things but I think ultimately the thing to do at the moment is to remain positive. I know it's a kind of a common saying that's remain positive. But it's a fact and I think with lots of difficulties that people may be having at the moment whether it be through the work or family in lockdown food shortages. All just just various different things you know. We have to try and look at the good things that can come from this whole time. Absolutely I think you know we were saying the other day. We quite lucky here where we are small village. Everybody's been very sensible whistle able to do our dog walk one. Maybe two at the very most Bush if we push but we try to stick to one. I mean we. Normally two three dog walks a day. So obviously that's a bit unfair so we're trying to tell that but everybody is abiding by the rules and and getting on trying to get on his best. I can say is. I've never seen so many people walking outside before we walk a lot. But you know it's amazing you know. These people have never seen walking around. Yeah family's going on walks. I mean we've been here for six years and there are some Celis new faces that have appeared who are subtly doing their power walks. And it's a great thing actually to see that in the sense that you think the importance of exercise it's even being advised by the government even though there is a pandemic the one thing you can do is go out. Exercises walks book was about and is about. You know a whole basis that it's exercise nutrition. Well and you know that that's important. Whatever it doesn't it shouldn't really needs to take a pandemic to realize exactly. Is the key things in life. If you invested it will pay you by and you will hopefully have happy about better life so is actually talking about good things that have a situation like this. He actually looks like maybe lots of people. Out there. Valuing being outdoors valuing the fact that they need to exercise. Yeah you said the whole family is you know. I've seen you know parents with two three kids on bikes. Obviously there's less traffic so it's safer so that's quite nice to see and as I said. Many people doing power walks and jogging. That we've not seen before so that is definitely a positive. I just hope that when this is all obviously over and people are better than the lives that they keep that side of their life up because it is very important very easy to put exercise at the bottom of the list of things that you have to be more people. Busy lives the end of the day. I think what happens? Is that you get up in the morning. You go to work do you start you come by you know the last thing people a lot of people want to do is do any more exercise they feel like maybe they have done their exercise for the day so like you said hopefully through this time they can value it might enjoy it. I mean it doesn't even have to be kind of the exercise may be that you know that we do made the excise SEM FITTERS. You know that is kind of Jiming exercising. It can just be actually moving and getting out outdoors I think will say. I hope that they're valuing being outdoors. Stop so whether you're excising walking running whatever you do walk your dog. We've always very much been pro. That that's part of our life. Sectionals phone we we did. Sem Fit there was a whole section life. Because it's what we wanted to put out there. It's really important to get out into the light into the fresh air. So you know that was well. We've noticed like a mass reduction in noise pollution. Which for me is absolutely incredible. If you can sit there you can peacefully think and you have got lorries and cars and things zooming past. So that's another thing so we're onto another thing which is a positive thing about this whole situation is that that is. It's like every day. We go out the lost damning where we where we live. Sunday afternoon Sunday early evening. Such especially in the summer it would be pretty quiet but every day is pretty. Yeah and there's something quite wonderful about that and someone said the other day so I live in even back in the seventy S. And he's really old fashioned. You know whether it wasn't so much traffic and there wasn't so much noise pollution wasn't only sort of thing. I think you know today. We we live in a very quick world things yesterday and we expect them to be here and now you know communication the way people communicate get information get for me to be and saw of made people against their wishes in a way have to take a step back and listen to me even now. We're in our house but even now you would hear the calls you would here. You know this this time of Day. So there has been a real kind of almost reawakening of of your surroundings. And where you live is it. Sounds you can hear the birds singing obviously spring the birds there so it's lovely to sit in the garden and listen to the birds world on the nose of the traffic. We've seen more light. Bunny rabbits out and about folks is derived appearing catalogue of Kurt so many cats are literally walking down the road and I can see them going. Yeah I like this course. And so he got so we'd never ever encountered My worry for them for the cats. Go back to normal. I think owners need to be very careful because you know they'll will become accustomed to the father. There's not a lot of traffic about and so they are sitting quite happily in the rose on the pavements. And it's very sweet to see that but I do worry about when the traffic comes back. So yeah there's definitely positives so go back to importance of exercise and fitness for people. Are People going out and about? That's right the Miami. Some of you not quite gone off were work from home still needed a motivating about getting up and getting out is really really important. Isn't it to exercise your body every day? Absolutely think the guidelines thirty minutes a day of movement. You've got to get you know the heart pumping you've gotta get the joins move in. You gotta get your ligaments and your muscles moving. You've got a walking is weight bearing exercise you know so even just going for good bruce thirty minute walk every day that. I'm being a lot better than be sitting at home watching TV or on the computer. So you've got little garden if you don't WanNA got backfield worried than even a small garden just walking up and down. You listen to the birds as I said just getting some Russia and as you said weight-bearing especially as we get older really really important because it keeps the bone density high and as we get older. That's what's GonNa degenerate as well as muscles ligaments intended so weight. Bearing exercise is very gate offering this whole time. Oop Go into a bit more during this podcast but you know we should look at this time as being time where we actually find new things maybe revisit things ourselves thing cabal stuff and maybe hopefully when we get through this and get on the other side. We have moved back with us we have. You might backing go. You know what that was crazy time. Lots of really bad stuff happens. Lots of worry lots of anxiety but at the same time I managed to salvage something I wonder. Also you don't a bit more of a spiritual thing. All at my spirituality you know in the universe what you out you get back and I just wanted has as a race. Maybe we all out that that we were getting it was getting too much too fast paced too much going on too much pressure and we were sending that message to the universe to say you know humanity needs to stop. We need to take a chill pill. We need to regroup. We need to go back to basics and so many people were feeling that the universe when they guy this is gonNa feel horrific and horrible but the outcome is actually GonNa be a positive one. Because you're just literally go bang and calm down and take jovial and regroup.
Q&A with Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn
"We recently put the call out and you responded in a huge way. And this week. We're going to go straight to the top with a question and answer session with my father Dr Welby Hustles Tin Junior now. A little update on on them like most of us. My father and my mother are currently practicing social distancing from their home in Cleveland Ohio. So we recorded this over zoom and. I'm sure that many of you are becoming very well. Acquainted with Zoom and the technological challenges that are inherent in in the platform but whatever lack of quality. There is in the recording. I want you to know that it will be made up in spades with the information and the answers that my father provides to your questions ranging from cholesterol how to order food at restaurants the effects of caffeine on the body the importance of six servings of green leafy is a day and of course nitric oxide and a whole lot more than this always educational conversation with my father. Dr S Allston. So strange times are honest right now. I loved it. Well let me just start by saying for this. Episode of the plans drawn podcast. I thought it'd be really nice to have you Have you onboard a specialty considering everything that's going on right now and Along with talking a little bit about Cova Nineteen. I'd like for you to answer some questions that some of our podcast listeners sent in So just to start Kobe. Nineteen you know Corona Virus What what are your thoughts surrounding this very kind of unsettling virus that right now a sweeping the world. This is Kobe. Nineteen has really got civilisation by the throat. it's it's really kind of rather vicious Virus which is highly contagious. And it makes people ill and and some more seniors can be seriously ill. It really has got everybody's attention and it seems that when you have these sort of pandemic situations is the best that everybody can do is to try to Use this social distance. That is really avoid. The crowds and interact interactions. Because that's that's how obviously how it's how it is spread so we'll just have to foul the really directions the instructions of our our experts and really take it on a week by week basis. What water but certainly the things like handwashing the avoiding the The crowds Avoiding shaking hands and these are all very important So what what are what in particular are you in and doing hydrate staying hydrated and staying isolated Yeah and Do you have any thoughts about eating eating a whole foods plant based Diet and how that can help with the US? You WanNa keep your immune system optimal and that certainly gonNA help to help. Fend off any of these infectious agents but There again we go to the emphasis on the green leafy vegetables. A nice round of spectrum of whole grains legumes all the red yellow and green leafy vegetables. Answer away be white potatoes sweet potatoes and some fruit. And if you've got the foundation for the parole is wonderful recipes. That are in your book in our book and Jada Mummies Book and John McDougal's books Neal Barnard's books so that's a lot of a lot of information out there. Yeah well so have. You heard this whole term about flattening the curve. Yes right and and can you. Can you explain in? You know from what you've read and understand what flattening the curve means exactly why this will will help us out well. Each each culture has a certain limitation on the facilities that they have to contend with the with the virus. And if you can kind of keep from having that tremendous surge in cases which occurs. Where were you have a huge amount of illness all at once? That's the surgeon. That's what overwhelms the ability to people to care for these patients. And that's what one has to really try to avoid. And that's the whole emphasis in this social distancing because when you isolate you tend to avoid these surges and you do not overwhelm. The healthcare facilities of the particular culture had a much better time A better opportunity to deal with this With this virus runs its course
How We're Maintaining a Healthy Plant-Based Diet with Limited Food Options
"Cova is actually forcing us to stretch and expand and creative new recipes because we have such finite and different ingredients that we have to love Ridge. So there's some silver lining I think. Yeah Yeah Yeah. That's a great story. Like no no I. Actually I agree with you and really even outside of Cornell virus or Cova Nineteen I. I love it when we're at home. And we don't have a lot of the ingredients. We would normally have to like hit up. Are you know kind of stable recipes And we're forced into experimental doing something a little different. I actually really like it when that happens. And it doesn't happen all that often normally in life because we go to the grocery store once or twice a week and never really run out of stuff so it is Kinda you know. It's kind of Nice that we're the least. Katy and I are being forced into thinking outside the box a little bit when may have all this pantry? Non Perishable stuff that But not as much fresh food as as normally would yeah. I've been talking to a few of my friends like going at town in the kitchen and not known as real quick you know. They're getting so much more because they have that extra time and actually diving more into the plant based world too because it really is. There's so much more variety if you think about it when you replace plant based meets instead of real meat it's like you got tofu. And you've got vegan sausage veggie ground got lentils and Tempe Elvis other stuff that you can really adventure out with now if you haven't been Vegan or haven't been plant based Over the last few years like us. So Yeah I've got. I've had a few people reach out to me and say I've tried Vegan back and cheese. I've tried you know veggie ground for the first time and I think that's pretty cool Do you WanNa go through like what? We're what we've been eating in the quarantine like a great idea like what? How have you have been approaching food over the last the last week or so? I'm really excited because I recently discovered a new green technically. It's a precarious. I think there's a lot of Moss on the rocks around my house and so even talking to eating boss even be that bad boulder right. I mean surely you know I'm a little bit more terrified and probably my neighbors. You guys 'cause You know as you know. We've got a new baby coming this week writer in the next week and And so I'm really trying not to go to the grocery store and like even packages we get from Amazon. Like I wear rubber gloves and I put them into quarantine in my garage. Four days hoping the virus will die in the event. That like the mailman was sake right. Like I'm I'm really taking it to an extreme because you know the the The stakes are little higher for us. Of course I'm going into the lion's den into the hospital with my wife so that's really disconcerting and a whole different subject but no. I haven't started eating Moss but given what we know about algae right like I perhaps you know. There's there's I can senator scientists complement and see what kind of long chain fatty acids might exist in Moss Moss called. Yeah that you've been saving going out and and grabbing this off of your auto no so disclaimer for Julia and anyone else who didn't realize freaking out. Do not eat the mosque on your property. I don't know what will happen. We'll probably find a new PSYCHEDELIC as a result of this podcast. Someone's like the coolest looking towed. I've I've not actually. I'm standing in my office right now. Looking out across a ravine see this giant rock with a ton of Masan it so I was just thinking to myself like if I had to go forage. That'd probably be the first thing I look at. You know yeah okay. So if you're not eating us what what are you eating? You can go first Julia Ghost. Okay so I mean. It hasn't changed a ton but I wake up and make a big green smoothie so I actually just posted a smoothie recipe on my website hooked on plans with compliment in their complement proteins. Medicinal Mushrooms too and I always just pack it to the Brim. With Greens not loss. I've got Kale and spinach. And even through some sprouts in there sometime sprouts are really good especially now because they boost your immunity tons of antioxidants in there. They last quite a while in the fridge too. So stock up on sprouts and then I have a bunch of frozen bananas in the Freezer at all times in Ziplock bag so throw a couple of those in there and a cup or two of frozen berries and blend that up and then if you need a little sweetness he can add a couple of dates or something like that but I always have like three big smoothies throughout the day. That both Davey and I sip on so it's always good when you when you're hungry but you need a little boost of immunity and really good nutrition so always a smoothie. I go for my run still. I know that we're quarantine but there's nobody outside in our trails. So do that and then come back and have overnight oats and it's just something that I've fallen in love with. I actually had a breakfast cereal before. Now I'm not doing that anymore. But it overnight notes with buckwheat oats and Macha and dates. And what else do we throw? They're a little bit of Maple Syrup. And then I just soak overnight the easiest thing in the entire world with whatever your plant milk favorite is and then you top it off in the morning with some coconut yogurt and a bunch of fruit. So that's super feeling and delicious and have a match or something to and then lunch. I kinda snacker when it comes to let j love like Hamas and veggies and some kind of yummy crackers or something like that or even like Romaine dipped in Hamas super crisp Romaine and apples and dates and I just love snacking at lunch. I don't know why maybe it's like a kid thing that I've always had and we've been trying to get out and do something in the day away from people so something outside when is beautiful and sunny outside because it's just like you know everyone's a little bit anxious right now and you just need a little of that extra boost of energy and like feel goodness so we're not on. Full lockdown were quarantined away from people and getting out and going for ski tour in the mountains or go for bike ride or something just feels so good at man for dinners. That's like that's when you can get super creative and like I was saying my friends are just exploring the whole vegan realm a little more so I'm helping them out but just last night name off one meal we had passed out with. I actually need like a kind of the bean sauce to thicken up the tomato sauce. So out of white beans you just add that to the blender you add some nutritional yeast and some kind of like a spices garlic and onion. And what else do a little salt little museau paste in Dijon and that makes such a Yummy creamy kind of sauce and you could use cash used to but I liked the lower fats lighter version and then he can add that to your pot of like red pasta sauce. I just I had it from the can or from the jar because it's just easy. There isn't past sauce in there through that extra bean sauce in there. It's nice and thick and with some sauteed onions mushrooms and a few extra vegetables and then you can add in some cooked lentils or we had some Eve's Veggie ground round so it's not as whole Foodie but a little more fun for the quarantine veggie ground grounded on meet kind of thing. Yeah Yeah so. Throw that in there and then passed Got this kind of passed a Bellona's that's Kinda creamy and delicious. It was so good. Yeah we've been doing a bullying as as well with by with lentils and Like cashew cream tomato sauce. So frigging good I. I don't know why we just discovered that it was a recipe from Isa. Does it just discovered not that long ago? A couple months before all this happened. But it's been actually something we've been talking to a lot because you know lintels are are easy dryden we can cook them up really easily and then just add some tomato sauce and a little bit of cashew cream and so good
The Emotional Eating When You're Stuck at Home
"I really thought it would be a good idea if we could just address how everybody is struggling with emotional eating being stuck at home. I think that seems to be a really common thread even people. I know that don't have problems with you. Know or issues with emotional eating are really feeling it or people who never thought about eating and eating the wrong things are saying that they're struggling and eating the wrong things. Have you noticed that? Yeah it's been the number one thing we're hearing in the community is people struggling with you know emotionally. It takes a lot of different forms whether it's stress eating or boredom eating or just feeling the uncertainty in wanting to eat But Yeah I've definitely been hearing from people that don't normally consider themselves emotional eaters that are just turning to food their home all the time. The food's right there well and also I think there is. It's more than psychological. I think it's physiological because I was doing some research because I myself have been craving things that I don't normally eat and the thought of eating things that eat a lot of like the thought of eating vegetables now and eating a lot of salads doesn't feel comforting to me and the thought of eating a piece of toast or if feels like a big hug and there is something that is real about that and the research shows that comfort foods are in fact comforting. So I I don't think our message right now can be to think about Avoiding all those things that might make you feel comfortable and more about how you can safely and in a healthy way incorporate some of those things into your life and then also move Gore and burn calories and get more exercise. I'm Jamie I know you and I were discussing the other day. How we've just been taking phone calls and walking during the phone yes. My Aunt Randy gave me that idea that any time the phone rings to just take pick up the call and go right outside and take a walk when we were even testing to this podcast. We can do this over the phone. She actually walked around the block to test. This this call here so yeah. She's doing that. Our our dog's to are wondering what's going on while we're getting walk so much because we walked twice a day now it used to just be once a day and I'm sure other dogs are getting walked all the time. Now I mean I think in general dogs are probably just excited. That the whole family's home kids are home. Everyone's home they think it's like everyday is Christmas now and I guess that's a good thing I mean like if you think about it I think throughout all of this something good there has to be a silver lining and I think this entire reset will have. People appreciating their families. More APPRECIATING THEIR FREEDOMS. More appreciate appreciating even just like a trip to starbucks Which feels like such a luxury feels like. It may never happen again. I think once we get back to normal. We'll appreciate everything just a little bit more totally agree and I think there's I think people are starting to the new normal is setting in look for opportunities you know. There's we have some extra time especially people that used to commute or people that aren't working at all it's like we're we're sort of forced to look at different ways to practice self care. I never walk outside and now it's like I kind of have to push myself to do that. Yeah and like I say self care. It's like I'm now exploring all of these beauty products that were just sitting on my counter and all these things like face masks and I've just been doing a lot more. I'm a little worried about what my nails are going to look like but I guess that would be my biggest problem right But stress heating is something that we should really dive into because Mike. Are you eating more peanut butter? I must now I think so. I think I'm putting more peanut butter and my morning peanut butter and Jelly shake that I make But I'm eating more suites like I'm not GonNa lie before we left Hungary land for for hopefully not ever did grab a couple of bags of like chocolate things that are no nobody else will eat. So I'm definitely eating more suites. You stole the chocolate. Basically those chocolate covered chick peas the dark chocolate ones. I'm the only one who likes them so I figure I'll take. Everybody likes those delicious. Absolutely not as dark chocolate one though. It's a safe thing you want to get into your car. Sneak back into Hungary with his empty. And it's a safe haven. You can go get all the chocolate and And for me it's not. It's not sweets and I was doing a little research yesterday. Also that basically found out that women really love sweet things and chocolate at its high on their list of comfort foods and for men. It's it's more. The savory like things like casseroles and meatloaf and Mac and cheese. I must be part mailed. Because that's what I crave like. I crave the savory and not the sweet flip-flop then because I'm craving sweets. Craven Savory goes that theory and crave it all I guess there are exceptions but again like for me the thing and I think I sound like brokered a broken record but like the thing that has been saving me is I have not strayed from my eating window and when I stop eating I stop eating and it makes me feel really great mentally to do that and you know it keeps me feeling. I feel hungry part of the time like I haven't eaten yet today and it's almost what is it's ten. Oh four but I stopped eating yesterday about five p m So it's definitely time for me to eat but I feel better about making that choice to eat a couple of slices of toast when I know. I'm not going to be eating at a certain time and keeping my calories in check and I am moving more I have been getting over twenty thousand steps a day. I'm proud to report. Wow I was just going to say my fifth broke and like I had one delivered instantly because I almost I was like I must calculate the same way that you have intermittent fasting as sort of like a boundary. That you set. That just just gives you something to keep you from going off the deep end for me. It's not eating sugar right now and sort of having that one thing like okay. Maybe my portions are getting a little bit bigger. Maybe I'm eating some things I wouldn't normally but having kind of one boundary to just keep it in check I think one of the things that that you and I talked about is a see. So much on social media with people saying you know it's okay to overeat these days. It's okay to eat all day long. It's okay to eat eat. Eat Eat and I think there's kind of like got to be a middle ground between being gentle with ourselves. This is an intense time. And we are. You know likely to look to food for comfort but also not enabling ourselves and really thinking about the fact that this isn't ending any time soon. So yeah overeat for two months straight or you know. I feel like there's a difference between thing gentle and accepting some comfort food but also not using this as an excuse or you know it's just I don't WanNa be unhealthy for two months. I know and like people have been saying to me that they can't control it at all and like even if if setting a boundary like stopping at a certain time and starting at a certain time is too strict for some people. Maybe they can do the like one or two days a week that they allow themselves to have certain things in the other days. They're they're more sticking to their plan. Because I think the biggest problem people have is that snowball effect like one day turns into two days. Two days turns into three days which turns into a week in a month and then people give
White vs. Wheat: The Food Fight of the Centuries
"To make white flower. You have to get everything brown out. That's the brand or the outside part of the wheat kernel as well as the Brown inside part called the wheat germ. What's left is the stuff in between. That's white white. Flour might seem like something modern and industrial. But actually people have been separating out the wheat bran and the wheat germ for a really long time and people had the the ability to sift and separate brand from flower for a long time if they had the power to command the Labor that it took so there are mentions of something like shining white bread going way back in history. This is Aaron. Bob Ro strain. He's a professor of politics at Whitman. College and the author of a book called White Bread. A social history of the store bought low. Farren says back in history. It took a long time and a lot of human power to manually Diaz colonels and sift flower to get it fine white so why would rich people bother? What was great about white flour so if you look back in time white bread white flour was an elite product. Because it meant there weren't sticks and rodent droppings and dirt in it things like that and say and Steve Jones is a wheat breeder and head of the bread lab at Washington State University. Okay so if you are rich in the past your flower might be hand cleaned while it was being hint sifted so there would be nowhere for rap to hide and all that shining whiteness but would it have also tasted better. We know Steve is creeped out by white flour but AARON SAYS WHITE. Bread has some advantages. Well I mean some people would argue that. It tastes finer. You can get a softer later loaf. As a result of that rich people could and did make white bread but it wasn't just fluffier and cleaner whitebread quickly took on a bigger symbolic meaning. It very quickly goes from being a question of taste to being a question of how bread mark certain people as affluent or powerful. And for as long as there's been white lower there's also been a debate about it not just what it means but also whether or not we should be eating it. White versus wheat is one of the first recorded. Food fights in history. Plato and ancient Greek philosopher had students debate whether the ideal city should be fed on refined white bread or gritty whole grain porridge. The debate wasn't really about what's for breakfast. Of course it was about whether city-dwellers somehow lost something important. Some essential grit just by living in a city and these debates around bread have been going on so long and so intensely because the stakes are so high. The Biblical phrase bread alone is not far from the truth. Aaron quoting from the Book of Matthew. Here man cannot live by bread alone. But actually the only thing matthew suggests that you need is a top up for your all bread diet is the word of God so really most of your calories. They're still coming from bread. In Europe. For example it would vary by time and place but people in Europe got between say forty to sixty percent of calories from bread from at least the sixteen hundreds to well into the twentieth century in the United States in the Nineteenth Century early twentieth centuries about a third of calories came from bread so it's an incredibly significant food product and even the English word. Lord it's demolished goes back to the phrase bread giver in Old English. The word layoff meant loaf and Boardman Guardian and together. The two words formed Love Board which eventually became Lord the one who ruled over the bread even the word companion is to do with bread and social hierarchy companion comes from Latin the word com which means together with and puffiness which means bread so your companion is the person you're able to share bread with because you're in the same social class so bread has been incredibly important for thousands of years and throughout that time the color of the bread. Signified your social standing. If you were rich you could afford the Labor to make that flower white. The very richest had the very whitest bread and the poor. You're the darker your loaf. Which means that for most of history for most people bread has been brown and it's been pretty damn rustic. Aaron says that was true all the way up to the mid eighteen hundreds in the US and at that point about ninety percent of the bread and the United States was baked at home by women and maybe ten percent was baked All mostly urban bakeries throughout the seventeen hundreds and early eighteen hundreds. The world was industrializing but bread. Pretty much stayed the same until some enterprising. Engineers invented mechanical rollers in the early eighteen. Hundreds Roller Mills meant that bakers could produce white flour and lots of it with minimal effort. These steel rollers were a huge leap forward compared to the old stone mills which really couldn't get wheat very white without a lot of human effort to sift it. Steve showed us a mini roller mill. He hasn't a room in his bread. Lab TURN IT ON. This is basically peeling a kernel of wheat. Like an apple and this type of meal that meant that white flour was no longer just an elite product but the mid eighteen hundreds the masses could afford it to the eighteen fifty s was also the last time the majority of bread was made at home in the US. Just like in. Plato's time people immediately started arguing about whether we all should be eating. This well sifted flour at the same time as those roller mills started coming online. Amandas name you know better. Attached to a similar started to fight against the spread of white bread. Servicer Graham I guess. Today we had maybe Remember him because we associate his name with Graham cracker that some followers named after him crackers aside Silvester was immoral Crusader and food reformer who gathered a huge following during the first half of the eighteen. Hundreds you saw white flour. As denatured product that was out of harmony with creation than would devastate the bodies and souls of those who ate it in flaming their joints and fibers and unhinging their their moral rectitude and call Sylvester Graham America's first significant whitebread critic and his followers certainly bought his argument and avoided white bread at the time the US was going through a major cholera epidemic. And people were desperate for anything to keep them. Healthy and Graham offered exactly that path to health based on. What you individually eight and didn't eat something you could control. As opposed to the public health approach of shared investment in prevention and sanitary water systems. The cholera epidemic eventually ended not because people eat Brown bread of course and while Graham's followers might have continued to eat whole wheat bread the rest of the country. The majority were into this newly inexpensive white flour. Meanwhile white flour and white bread had some big shot advocates of their own so progressivism was a social and political movement of the late Nineteenth early twentieth century. And it believed in the possibility of perfecting the nation. It was a moment. When scientific expertise was rising importance and when there's great concern about the upheaval of the nation. That's produced by massive urbanization. The United States going from being a largely rural country to being largely urban country at the same time that there is large scale immigration happening. The progressive movement was made up of a lot of middle class white women and this was the time when everything was becoming quote scientific babies to be born with doctors and midwives. Home Economics was a science said. Not all of America's newest citizens knew about these modern scientific ideas for domestic hygiene that surgeon immigration that Aaron mentioned those people were coming from eastern and southern Europe and there was a widespread fear in the middle classes that these poor people would bring their traditional ways of baking and running their households with them the progressive reformers thought that new mechanized white flour and newly mechanized bakeries making white bread were pure and safe and a huge step up from uncleaned immigrants who were baking most of the nation's bread at the time and so in that moment and the kind of the production of anxiety around bread and food in general the shining white loaves turned out in by gleaning white factories offered consumers are reassuring sense of safety. Steve Jones the Breeder. Who's so creeped out by any form of white bread that he doesn't like to be in the same room as it. His Own Immigrant. Great uncle ran one of these gleaming white bread factories back in the twenties. So my great uncle's bakery in Newark New Jersey was called the up today bakery years ago. I thought well that meant. He looked in the Polish American dictionary. Modern set up to date the up to date. Bakery was a franchise what it meant and their tagline is human hands. Did Not touch the dough. The human hands were southern and eastern Europeans in many cases so my uncle was to not put his thirty in quotes hands into the