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"cassie wenas" Discussed on Dishing Up Nutrition

Dishing Up Nutrition

05:09 min | 2 months ago

"cassie wenas" Discussed on Dishing Up Nutrition

"I'm cassie wenas. I'm a registered and licensed dietitian and as my friends and family know well. One of my favorite things to do is to co-host this radio program. There are a couple of reasons why i if longtime listeners haven't noticed yet. I love to talk so this is a really good fit for me. But there's more to it than that. I also love to have this opportunity each month when i co host to help. Thousands of people understand how the simple act of eating real food supports good health and truly this job of talking about eating. Real food connects me to my roots. I grew up on the same ranch in north dakota that my grandpa homesteaded nearly nine decades ago and my grandma who just passed away. This last march lived on that ranch long after grandma died long after she retired. I could actually see grandma's house out of our kitchen window growing up and there was barely a day that went by that. I didn't see my grandma and grandma knew how to cook. You never left her house hungry. That's for sure. She made delicious meals and all from real food. She butchered her own chickens. She collected her own eggs. When our kids were little she milked. The cows gave her the cream that she put in her coffee. And oh my goodness grandma made delicious whipped cream from that real cream on the holidays to tap her apple pie in her pumpkin pie and of course when grandma was baking pies she used real lard never crisco and whenever i think of grandma is gardening. Grandma had a huge garden filled with tons of delicious vegetables dinner. At grandma's meant you'd not only get delicious food but you'd get real food so like i said maybe the biggest reason why i love hosting this dishing up nutrition program is that ties me to my roots because it allows me to share with all of you the importance of eating that real food like the kind of food that i grew up on. So enough of my reminiscent. Let's get to today's topic as always. It's a good one and i think it's pretty timely. With the holidays coming upon us today we're going to be talking about how probiotics can reduce your cravings and help with weight loss so with that i'd like to introduce my co host in studio with me. This morning is a fellow registered and licensed dietitian and leah. I've been talking long enough. How about you take a minute to tell listeners. A little bit about yourself. I think the hand off. Cassie and good morning. Twelve our listeners. Good saturday morning to all of our listeners. So i only client showed. And i've been a registered dietitian with nutritional weight and wellness for the last three and a half years and i am a proud mama of a two year old boy and in mma. When i'm at home part time i hang out with him and then part time i see clients out of our mendota heights office and right. Now we're seeing all of our clients virtually or over the phone but one of my favorite things to do on. Those workdays is to really help clients. Problem solved to help them. Achieve whatever their health goal is and to help them just kind of achieve better overall health in general and i will admit so. Cassie you told a wonderful story about growing up with real food. And and how i love what you said about this tying it back to your roots while i didn't necessarily have that same of background coming into this so when i was first introduced to that real food message. It wasn't until i was actually in graduate school and going to get my master's degree in nutrition so as dietetic student. And i would still say you know. Even at that point. I was a long term health nut still so health and nutrition and wellness was still a passion of mine but when i first heard that real food message i was a little skeptical because it was so different than what i was actually learning in school but i had some digestive problems. I had some anxiety. I had some knee pain. That was making me feel than what i really was. So i decided to just kinda swallow a little bit of that pride and decided to just give that balanced eating a try will lo and behold three weeks later. I felt better than i had felt in years so the bloating and the gas. That would happen to me. Every single night that was eighty percent gone within those first three weeks and my energy was my anxiety was down and my really big aha moment. When i first started noticing. Those ballot benefits eating real food. Was that the chaka creating were gone. Absolutely one hundred percent gone. I realized and i remember it so clearly. I was driving home from class one night and was thinking and was i haven't touched or even thought about a piece of chocolate in the last three weeks. That was huge for me. And then i was like oh i get it now. This makes sense this is. It's clicking for me now. So ever since then you know it became that you know that believer and just wanting to share that knowledge and that passion that experience with that message with anyone and everyone who who is willing to listen to me

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How Probiotics Reduce Cravings & Support Weight Loss

Dishing Up Nutrition

05:09 min | 2 months ago

How Probiotics Reduce Cravings & Support Weight Loss

"I'm cassie wenas. I'm a registered and licensed dietitian and as my friends and family know well. One of my favorite things to do is to co-host this radio program. There are a couple of reasons why i if longtime listeners haven't noticed yet. I love to talk so this is a really good fit for me. But there's more to it than that. I also love to have this opportunity each month when i co host to help. Thousands of people understand how the simple act of eating real food supports good health and truly this job of talking about eating. Real food connects me to my roots. I grew up on the same ranch in north dakota that my grandpa homesteaded nearly nine decades ago and my grandma who just passed away. This last march lived on that ranch long after grandma died long after she retired. I could actually see grandma's house out of our kitchen window growing up and there was barely a day that went by that. I didn't see my grandma and grandma knew how to cook. You never left her house hungry. That's for sure. She made delicious meals and all from real food. She butchered her own chickens. She collected her own eggs. When our kids were little she milked. The cows gave her the cream that she put in her coffee. And oh my goodness grandma made delicious whipped cream from that real cream on the holidays to tap her apple pie in her pumpkin pie and of course when grandma was baking pies she used real lard never crisco and whenever i think of grandma is gardening. Grandma had a huge garden filled with tons of delicious vegetables dinner. At grandma's meant you'd not only get delicious food but you'd get real food so like i said maybe the biggest reason why i love hosting this dishing up nutrition program is that ties me to my roots because it allows me to share with all of you the importance of eating that real food like the kind of food that i grew up on. So enough of my reminiscent. Let's get to today's topic as always. It's a good one and i think it's pretty timely. With the holidays coming upon us today we're going to be talking about how probiotics can reduce your cravings and help with weight loss so with that i'd like to introduce my co host in studio with me. This morning is a fellow registered and licensed dietitian and leah. I've been talking long enough. How about you take a minute to tell listeners. A little bit about yourself. I think the hand off. Cassie and good morning. Twelve our listeners. Good saturday morning to all of our listeners. So i only client showed. And i've been a registered dietitian with nutritional weight and wellness for the last three and a half years and i am a proud mama of a two year old boy and in mma. When i'm at home part time i hang out with him and then part time i see clients out of our mendota heights office and right. Now we're seeing all of our clients virtually or over the phone but one of my favorite things to do on. Those workdays is to really help clients. Problem solved to help them. Achieve whatever their health goal is and to help them just kind of achieve better overall health in general and i will admit so. Cassie you told a wonderful story about growing up with real food. And and how i love what you said about this tying it back to your roots while i didn't necessarily have that same of background coming into this so when i was first introduced to that real food message. It wasn't until i was actually in graduate school and going to get my master's degree in nutrition so as dietetic student. And i would still say you know. Even at that point. I was a long term health nut still so health and nutrition and wellness was still a passion of mine but when i first heard that real food message i was a little skeptical because it was so different than what i was actually learning in school but i had some digestive problems. I had some anxiety. I had some knee pain. That was making me feel than what i really was. So i decided to just kinda swallow a little bit of that pride and decided to just give that balanced eating a try will lo and behold three weeks later. I felt better than i had felt in years so the bloating and the gas. That would happen to me. Every single night that was eighty percent gone within those first three weeks and my energy was my anxiety was down and my really big aha moment. When i first started noticing. Those ballot benefits eating real food. Was that the chaka creating were gone. Absolutely one hundred percent gone. I realized and i remember it so clearly. I was driving home from class one night and was thinking and was i haven't touched or even thought about a piece of chocolate in the last three weeks. That was huge for me. And then i was like oh i get it now. This makes sense this is. It's clicking for me now. So ever since then you know it became that you know that believer and just wanting to share that knowledge and that passion that experience with that message with anyone and everyone who who is willing to listen to me

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"cassie wenas" Discussed on Dishing Up Nutrition

Dishing Up Nutrition

04:55 min | 3 months ago

"cassie wenas" Discussed on Dishing Up Nutrition

". I'm Cassie Wenas. . I've been a registered and licensed stay Titian for twenty two years and of those twenty two years I've been teaching nutrition classes and Co hosting this dishing up nutrition program for about the past fourteen to fifteen years. . I am telling you this certainly not to make myself feel old. . But to let you know that I have quite a bit of experience to share and I feel really fortunate to be able to be here this morning to help all of you listening better understand the connection between what you eat and how you feel. . And today my co host Teresa and I will be discussing subject that I know a lot about and if we're being honest I know a lot about this topic more by destiny certainly not by choice we're going to be talking about the myriad of health problems that gluten grains cause for a lot of people as many of our listeners know I know a lot about this topic not only because of how gluten has negatively affected my health but what? ? Really drives, , my passion on this topic stems from the fact that both of my kids have a condition called seal EAC and if you're not familiar with this autoimmune condition in a nutshell, , it's when your body has a severe reaction to gluten and actually causes your body to begin attacking itself. . It's kind of like the immune system goes haywire, , and if you swallow even just a tiny speck of gluten, , your immune system I begins attacking your own small intestine. . So. . Now you know a little bit about our topic for the day next, , I'd like to ask a few questions just to get everybody connecting the dots as we delve further into what we call the dark side of gluten. . So question number one, , do you or a close family member have lupus. . Do you or a close family member have rheumatoid arthritis or do you have a thyroid condition like? ? Disease or Hashimoto's thyroiditis. . Do you have Raynaud's if you're not familiar with rain odds, , I can explain from personal experience. . Raynaud's is when the blood vessels in your hands and your feet. . Constrict when you get cold and they constrict beyond what's Normal When the weather or the air is cold or it can happen because of stress as well, , and then your fingers or your toes might turn white and you get sort of a burning pain not fun. . Or is your Autoimmune Disease Scleroderma or type one diabetes. . Do you or a loved one have chronic acid reflux or do you have osteoporosis if you can say, , yes to any of these questions you're in for a super informative show today theresa and I WanNa help you make the connection between eating gluten grains namely the the Ri- The barley and most oats and your health problems. . And as I just mentioned, , my co host today is Theresa. . I WanNa tell you a little bit more about her Theresa Wagner like me is a registered and licensed AIA Titian she to teaches many of our nutrition classes she of course, Co , host this radio program. . She's a mom of young kids and she counsels clients several days a week either by zoom or phone appointments because of Covid, , nineteen were offering all of our nutritional counseling either by video or phone appointments. . Yes. . That's right and we are staying busy with those phone appointments and zoom appointments but as it relates to our topic today, , cassie. . Mentioned earlier that your kids CEAC. . Disease. . It made me think were you shocked at the many hidden sources of gluten when you started? ? Living a gluten free life all those years ago I really was shocked I had been a Dietitian for many years at that point by the time our family got diagnosed. . So I knew gluten was inbred. . I. . Knew it was in anything made with wheat flour but I had no idea of the more hidden sources of gluten in our American food supply just to give you a couple. . Of examples. . Gluten is in some brands of Deli meat. . It's in a lot of summer sausage and beef stick brands. . It's in some ice creams for heaven's sakes and even in some medicines, not , only that but when you have, , CEAC, , you have to be careful about personal care items to you need to be sure you're buying gluten free shampoo gluten free toothpaste, , gluten-free Lotion, , and gluten-free makeup. . Yeah. . It's so crazy to me that gluten is an ingredient in so many every day nonfood products. . It reminds me of a client who had ongoing migraine headaches. . We have limit. . You know we had gone through elimination where we Eliminated. . The dietary sources of what we thought causing the Migraines and we went through lifestyle habits that we thought could possibly be causing the migraines when we finally looked at her personal care products and switched to a shampoo without added gluten. . Her migraines they disappeared.

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The Gluten Connection to Osteoporosis and Autoimmune Diseases

Dishing Up Nutrition

04:55 min | 3 months ago

The Gluten Connection to Osteoporosis and Autoimmune Diseases

"I'm Cassie Wenas. I've been a registered and licensed stay Titian for twenty two years and of those twenty two years I've been teaching nutrition classes and Co hosting this dishing up nutrition program for about the past fourteen to fifteen years. I am telling you this certainly not to make myself feel old. But to let you know that I have quite a bit of experience to share and I feel really fortunate to be able to be here this morning to help all of you listening better understand the connection between what you eat and how you feel. And today my co host Teresa and I will be discussing subject that I know a lot about and if we're being honest I know a lot about this topic more by destiny certainly not by choice we're going to be talking about the myriad of health problems that gluten grains cause for a lot of people as many of our listeners know I know a lot about this topic not only because of how gluten has negatively affected my health but what? Really drives, my passion on this topic stems from the fact that both of my kids have a condition called seal EAC and if you're not familiar with this autoimmune condition in a nutshell, it's when your body has a severe reaction to gluten and actually causes your body to begin attacking itself. It's kind of like the immune system goes haywire, and if you swallow even just a tiny speck of gluten, your immune system I begins attacking your own small intestine. So. Now you know a little bit about our topic for the day next, I'd like to ask a few questions just to get everybody connecting the dots as we delve further into what we call the dark side of gluten. So question number one, do you or a close family member have lupus. Do you or a close family member have rheumatoid arthritis or do you have a thyroid condition like? Disease or Hashimoto's thyroiditis. Do you have Raynaud's if you're not familiar with rain odds, I can explain from personal experience. Raynaud's is when the blood vessels in your hands and your feet. Constrict when you get cold and they constrict beyond what's Normal When the weather or the air is cold or it can happen because of stress as well, and then your fingers or your toes might turn white and you get sort of a burning pain not fun. Or is your Autoimmune Disease Scleroderma or type one diabetes. Do you or a loved one have chronic acid reflux or do you have osteoporosis if you can say, yes to any of these questions you're in for a super informative show today theresa and I WanNa help you make the connection between eating gluten grains namely the the Ri- The barley and most oats and your health problems. And as I just mentioned, my co host today is Theresa. I WanNa tell you a little bit more about her Theresa Wagner like me is a registered and licensed AIA Titian she to teaches many of our nutrition classes she of course, Co host this radio program. She's a mom of young kids and she counsels clients several days a week either by zoom or phone appointments because of Covid, nineteen were offering all of our nutritional counseling either by video or phone appointments. Yes. That's right and we are staying busy with those phone appointments and zoom appointments but as it relates to our topic today, cassie. Mentioned earlier that your kids CEAC. Disease. It made me think were you shocked at the many hidden sources of gluten when you started? Living a gluten free life all those years ago I really was shocked I had been a Dietitian for many years at that point by the time our family got diagnosed. So I knew gluten was inbred. I. Knew it was in anything made with wheat flour but I had no idea of the more hidden sources of gluten in our American food supply just to give you a couple. Of examples. Gluten is in some brands of Deli meat. It's in a lot of summer sausage and beef stick brands. It's in some ice creams for heaven's sakes and even in some medicines, not only that but when you have, CEAC, you have to be careful about personal care items to you need to be sure you're buying gluten free shampoo gluten free toothpaste, gluten-free Lotion, and gluten-free makeup. Yeah. It's so crazy to me that gluten is an ingredient in so many every day nonfood products. It reminds me of a client who had ongoing migraine headaches. We have limit. You know we had gone through elimination where we Eliminated. The dietary sources of what we thought causing the Migraines and we went through lifestyle habits that we thought could possibly be causing the migraines when we finally looked at her personal care products and switched to a shampoo without added gluten. Her migraines they disappeared.

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"cassie wenas" Discussed on Dishing Up Nutrition

Dishing Up Nutrition

09:41 min | 9 months ago

"cassie wenas" Discussed on Dishing Up Nutrition

"And WE'LL BE RIGHT BACK. Combat dishing up nutrition. If you're just joining us I'm Cassie Wenas. I am on air today with Leah Klein. Trout and our topic is concussions. Even though we've been talking a lot about habits we are going to get into concussions and how to heal after that type of traumatic brain injury and I will tell you that the research shows that after you've had a concussion there are a lot of different nutrients which I don't think is surprising that you need to support brain healing. The first one that comes to my mind is water and yes I do think of water as a nutrient water is so important on any given day. But especially when you're trying to heal the brain because our brain is made up of in large part water and fat so we recommend drinking at least eight to ten eight ounce glasses of peer filtered water every day and on that same vein. Avoid the soda. While you're drinking all that water avoid. The energy drinks avoid the high sugar coffee drinks like the CARAMEL Frappuccino Zain. The MAKIA does and drink a lot of water and another nutrient that I think is a must. If you are trying to heal from a concussion is Omega Three fish oils. Or you might sometimes hear them called Omega. Three fatty acids now. If you break down those omega three fatty acids into their to active components we have. Dha and EPA DHA is what makes up a large portion of the gray matter of the brain and it really plays a vital role in how well the cells in your brain function. So it makes sense that you really want to feed that in large amounts to your brain right after a big blow to the head and then that other active component of Omega Three fish fish oils that we call. Epa has everything to do with reducing inflammation and certainly the brain is very inflamed after a concussion and I have a couple of other anti inflammatory supplements that come to mind. That can be very helpful for healing. I will probably be sharing those a little later in the show so do stay tuned. Yep and Cassie just before we move on back to our topic at hand. We do have a really nice article on our website which is weight and wellness dot Com Britney. One of our dieticians wrote that a couple of weeks ago. It's called nutrition to help concussions and I believe it was posted a couple of weeks ago may have been back in March but it really lays out a lot of the things we will be touching on today especially if you're more of like the reader kind of learner It's a really nice article and she also talks about A different show that we did with dishing up nutrition with a Kind of brain and concussion expert named Dr Louis And we had him on a podcast. Show back in two thousand sixteen. So there's we do have a couple other resources if Clients are people out there wanting to learn more about concussions and some of the protocols that we're GonNa talk about thank you for bringing that up because especially if you have a loved one or you. Yourself has recently suffered a concussion. Goto that article so you go to weight and wellness dot Com Click on articles? It's titled Nutrition to help concussions. I believe it was posted March tenth. And what I want you to look for in that article is Dr Lewis's Omega three supplementation protocol for after a concussion. It's pretty intense but it it's tried and true so definitely look into that if you are in need okay so when we went to break. I was just mentioning that Leeann. I both realize when you're under stress for a lot of humans. It leads us to crave sugar and processed foods and as as I said as we went to break. There is a biochemical reason behind that stress reduces our feel. Good brain chemical that we call Serotonin. So and we don't have enough serotonin. It lands us to be more apt to have cravings for sugar. Isn't that interesting? So think about the stress that you're under right now. If it is heightened because of this Colvin nineteen pandemic that might very well be the reason behind those increased cravings. But that's not a green light to give into the cravings at this stressful time. I think we really have to consider how the media pleasure of eating those cookies or those brownies or or drinking the case of beer we have to think about how that can negatively impact our long-term resiliency to contracting the Cova nineteen virus. Yes Oh now maybe the time your call for action. This may be the time to get rid of the cookie jar the potato chip bags the frozen pizzas cocktails all of that. Leftover Easter Candy. That may be hanging around in your cupboards so that you were doing as much as you possibly can to support your own. Immune function and. Here's just a quick little interesting observation. About how powerful. The draw of sugar is too many people so during the nineteen thirties. Back in that. Great Depression era at the sales and the Stock Price of Hershey's Candy Company increased dramatically. So even in the Great Depression. The sugar sales were still through the roof as well as the sales for liquor. Well that kind of lines up with what we've been saying so far CASSIE. Isn't that interesting same thing going on now and so we can link it to stress but the big difference is that today. We are stressed out. You know back in the thirties. It was all about the economy. Certainly our economy suffering today but we also have this cove nineteen virus looming at every possible gathering. Every time we turn the corner so we really have to be conscious about supporting our immune system in every way that we can and if we're turning to the Hershey candy bars and the liquor that is probably going to suppress our immune system. It's certainly not going to help. Support it and before we get into our topic. I just want to bring it back around to that Youtube video. I briefly mentioned earlier called sugar. The bitter truth again is a youtube video that is done by the pediatric endocrinologist. Dr Stig. It might be a really good time here as we still are under. Stay at home orders because of the pandemic to sit down with your kids or if you don't have kids in the house it certainly you could just watch it. It's still very beneficial but it's really informative For All ages and sit down and watch it together. You'll get some really great information from a renowned expert that I think can help steer you away from the cookie jar because when we know better we do better right. I know him stealing that quote from someone and now finally. Let's get started on our discussion about nutrition to help eel after a concussion. So there's a lot of information we WANNA try to cover just in the next couple sections of the show And information about concussions traumatic brain injuries. We kind of wrap those into one package. But how nutrition release supports recovery for each of these. So I wanNA start just with some interesting statistics about the frequency of Concussions so the CDC reported that nine percent of high school students have had one concussion. Whilst three percent of students report having at least two concussions and two percent of students reported having as many as four or more concussions. Now that just is kind of it kind of blows my mind Gary. Yeah though in the National Institutes of Health Report. That concussions are also a major health concern with our older population and that surprised me. Actually when I first read that but then I started reading a little bit more and we know thinking about our veteran population. The Department of Veterans Affairs Report. That twelve percent of Vietnam veterans have had concussions and twenty two percent of vets from Iraq and Afghanistan. Wars have also had concussion so that started to make a lot more sense than There's this is a whole. There's a whole lot of people whole population out there who have experienced traumatic brain injuries. They're certainly is you know what if we could take a Tour into the brain. I WanNa talk about what's going on when that impact happens if we could look deep inside the brain. Do I have time to probably.

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"cassie wenas" Discussed on Dishing Up Nutrition

Dishing Up Nutrition

02:42 min | 1 year ago

"cassie wenas" Discussed on Dishing Up Nutrition

"From nutritional weight and wellness. We explain the connection between what you eat and how you feel. Stay stay tuned for practical real life solutions for healthier living through real food nutrition slow down past. You got to make no mom last just given down. Cobblestone fund field crew welcome to dishing up nutrition. This show is brought to you by nutritional weight and wellness. Today we are going to tackle a pretty serious health problem. One that affects more more than twenty million people any guesses as to what this serious health condition is today. We're going to be talking all about peripheral roll neuropathy so peripheral simply meaning your extremities your hands your fingers. Your feet your toes now as my co host and i go throughout this a show most of the time we'll just be saying neuropathy but just know that what we're actually referring to is peripheral neuropathy so here's here's a question for the listeners. Do you personally have neuropathy or if you don't have apathy. Do you have a loved one that does we're gonna be talking today. First of all about what causes neuropathy because as our longtime listeners know we have to figure out the cause of any me health condition before we can truly remedy it absolutely we're also gonna talk about some treatments some natural treatments for neuropathy eighty and i know that you all listening that listen frequently to the dishing up nutrition show no that we're all about food and nutrition here so certainly will we'll be focusing on some foods and some supplements that can help relieve some of the symptoms or in some cases all of the symptoms of neuropathy so i guess i should back up a bit now that i've told you what the show is about. I'm going to do some introductions if you haven't recognized my voice. I'm cassie wenas. I'm a registered within licensed dietitian. I've been practicing the science of nutrition for the past. Oh i think it's been twenty one years now. Wow that's a lot isn't it. Now my co host that voice you hear is brittany vincent britney lucky. Her is quite a bit younger than me so she can't brag about twenty one years of experience variance but brittany who's also registered unlicensed dietitian has a lack of clinical experience britney's currently working full-time and nutritional weight and wellness so day in and day out she is seen clients and helping them learn how to use the.

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"cassie wenas" Discussed on MyTalk 107.1

MyTalk 107.1

10:23 min | 1 year ago

"cassie wenas" Discussed on MyTalk 107.1

"Show is brought to you by nutritional weight and wellness, and I'm not going to beat around the Bush this morning at all. I'm just going to tell you right off what our topic is because I know it's a topic that will resonate with many of you. Our topic today is how the gallbladder impacts digestion. I am Cassie Wenas. I'm a registered and licensed, dietitian are longtime listeners know my back story, which is that my big focus in life right now, is being a mom to my to middle schoolers who only have two days of school left. Can you believe that I can't believe? June first crazy. So that's where my big focus is a lot of, you know, that both of my kids, have multiple food allergies and so just cooking for them and, and staying on top of all of their social activities and sleepovers birthday parties and extracurricular activities keeps me on the goal. I do also really enjoy teaching a variety of different nutrition classes to businesses and community groups throughout the Minneapolis, Saint Paul area. And I do that on behalf of nutritional weight and wellness. And in studio with me today, I have as my co host Kara Carper, who is also a mom, and she's also a licensed nutritionist with a master's degree in holistic health, and I'm gonna turn the radio over to her in a minute to tell you a little bit about her. But I'm just so excited to be in studio with you today because it's been a really long time. At the nutrition conference, so. Yeah, good here and good morning to all of our wonderful listeners. And like Cassie said, we have a topic of interest today on how the gall bladder impacts digestion, you know, gallbladder problems are one of the most common digestive diseases in the United States about a million cases are diagnosed every year, billions of dollars are spent on gallbladder treatment today. We want to explore some possible symptoms of having a gall. Bladder problem, we'll, you know, we'll spend a brief amount of time on the symptoms because what we really want to focus, the majority of our time on is what food and what supplements are really going to help people with their digestion, after they've needed to get their gallbladder removed because let's be honest, we hear that all the time. In fact, I have several family members, I have some friends even some colleagues, you know, who have had their gallbladder removed. So a lot of people are struggling so we really want to focus on what those people can do. And I think this is the first time we've really focused on this aspect of it like, okay, you've now you've had it removed. We can't put it back in. Now. What? So, and I know many of you listening have had your gallbladder removed. And if you have you might remember your doctor, telling you, how you don't really need that gallbladder anyway, let's just take it out. I've heard that story so many times, and I can't say that I agree with that statement. Our gallbladder does have a purpose. I think maybe what the doctor is trying to say is you won't die. If I take your gall bladder out, and I will say, I have met people who don't seem to have any digestive issues after they have their gallbladder removed. But I've met many more people that have a lot of problems after that. Gallbladder is gone. Some people have more problems after it's gone than they had before the surgery and as dietitians and nutritionists at nutritional weight and wellness. We specialize in helping people who are experiencing digestive issues for all kinds of different reasons. And when it comes to the gallbladder, we usually are quite successful in helping people after that gallbladder removal surgery. Of course, we prefer that people keep it if they can. But they don't find nutritional weight and wellness until after they've had the surgery. And so then that's what we have to address. That's right. That's right. So we will we will certainly spend some time giving tips on the prevention of needing to have your gallbladder remove, but so we're going to cover, you know, few different aspects of this today. But let's first talk about some of the symptoms that people experience when having what we call a gallbladder attack oftentimes people will have nausea vomiting gas. Burping belching in the pain can be very excruciating. The pain can often last for anywhere from fifteen minutes up to twenty four hours in this pain is typically in the right side of the chest just below the ribcage it can go into the shoulder. Blade also into the back usually by this point when someone's having this excruciating pain called a gallbladder attack, surgery really might be needed. And if you or your family have had an attack, you really know what we're talking about with this agonizing pain. Yes. I can only imagine having had kidney stones. I can imagine. It's, it's on that same level similar. Yeah. Really? Really excruciating? You know, I mentioned just a minute ago that I, I firmly believe that, that gallbladder has a reason. So let's talk a little bit about that. What does the gallbladder actually do? Well, the primary function of the gallbladder is to store by. Oh, so you've probably heard that word before. Our liver makes bile, bile is needed for digestion digesting fats, mostly. But we also used bio today just protein in part, now the digestion takes place in the small intestines, but let's back up our gallbladder excuse me. Our liver start with the liver. The liver makes the bile, the bio, then gets transported to the gallbladder, the gallbladder is sort of like a storage tank for the bile. And then when we eat, especially if we eat a high fat, high protein meal, then the gallbladder is responsible for secreting just the right amount into our small intestine, just the right amount of bio in order to break down and digest that particular meal. So what you're saying. Cassie is if somebody has a meal with fat and protein, mostly the, you know, the, the fat fat, I'm thinking of my brother sent home some rib eye steaks. From the ranch when we were home, great example. And I grilled those up yet because that's a fatty meat. So you get a little bit of both you need a lot of bio, so depending on the amount of fat and the protein that someone is ingesting, then the liver is going to be secreting this bile, it goes into the storage tank the gallbladder, and then, that's kind of trickled in, according to how much is needed based on how much fat and protein was eaten. Exactly. So, you know, your gallbladder is, is pretty precise bidding now just the right the right amount based on what we ate when. So when the gallbladders removed, there's no most no most excuse me storage tank, but the liver is still going to be making bile for digestion. However, because there's no storage tank. There's really just a slow constant drip of the bile into the small intestines. There's no longer a controller. There's no longer a regulator of the amount of bile. That's needed for each meal based on what we ate. So that may be what is causing digestive problems after the gallbladder removal, depending on what the person's eating because now think about eating a rib eye steak and you just have this really slow. Drip, like you said coming straight from the liver. Yeah. You're going to need more, bile for a meal like that. Small trickle is not enough. So if you if somebody has that meal with more fat and more protein that slow drip, likely will not be able to break down that fat and protein and there could be symptoms, like we just talked about gas, bloating diarrhea, loose stool is very common. There may be some heartburn as well. Right. Right. So hopefully listeners are connecting the dots is, is this happening to you? And I want to talk a little bit about who is more prone to have gall bladder issues. Unfortunately, for you and I were women are more at risk of having gall bladder problems. And when we look at that segment of the population in particular, meaning women during pregnancy, and during menopause, gallbladder problems seem to happen, more often. So think about what that tells us. That would tell us that hormones play unimportant role in the development of gallbladder issues, and that may help you understand why this can happen to women when women are pregnant, there's a decrease in stomach acid, which is really interesting. So a lot of pregnant women tend to experience digestive disorders and so to get rid of the symptoms. They may be prescribed acid, reducing medication or purchase it over the counter, and it's that combination of the acid blockers, along with that high estrogen during pregnancy, that can increase the likeliness of gall bladder problems. And so, I think after break, maybe we could touch a little bit more on why people need hydrochloric acid and acid blockers are doing the opposite. Yes. Great point. Let's do that when we get back from break, if you're just tuning in. You're listening to dishing up nutrition this show is brought to you by nutrition. Weight and wellness before we head off to break. I just want to let all of, you know that we've been presenting this nutrition education show for the past fifteen years, boy, do I sound old. When I say time flies now, I've had the privilege of being a co host on this program, does she not nutrition for twelve of those years. And I'm pretty proud to say that every week we try our best to present life-changing nutrition information, and we really try to do it in a way that is practical, and that is easy for everybody to understand. And with that I just wanna thank each and every one of you for listening. And I do hope that.

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Dishing Up Nutrition

09:54 min | 2 years ago

"cassie wenas" Discussed on Dishing Up Nutrition

"Hi, this is Brittany. One of our nutrition set, nutritional weight and wellness before we start today's podcast Ramana. Let everyone know about our fifteen percent off sale. It's fifteen percent off all Neutra key products and nutrition counseling, and it starts Saturday March sixteenth and runs through Saturday, March twenty third if you've been listening to the podcast and tried implementing a few things that you've learned, but you just haven't been able to put it all together yourself. This might be a great opportunity to meet with one of our nutritionists dietitians. Remember, you have a specific health issue that you'd like help with whatever your health goals are I'm sure we can help in. Now, you can save fifteen percent, we offer individual appointments in person by phone or Skype. 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This show is brought to you by nutritional weight and wellness and before we get into today's topic. I just wanna share what was going through my mind as I was driving into the show today. And that is that it is so rewarding to realize that we as a company have been creating and delivering this show dishing up nutrition for the past fifteen years and throughout all of these years. We've never run out of interesting topics to talk about and I really think that's because nutrition is all encompassing. It's all encompassing when it comes to supporting our body, and it's all encompassing when it comes to supporting our brain, and as a mom of two middle schoolers I firmly believe it is so important to talk about the key role that food plays in. In our overall health with the whole family because you know, what food matters, and what are children eat today and tomorrow and all of next week can either set the foundation for lifelong health or it can begin laying the groundwork for a variety of chronic diseases. When they reach adulthood, what our kids eat now can set them up for diabetes or heart disease or ABI city as an adult. So again, food matters. No matter what your age now today, we have a great topic for you today. We're going to be zeroing in on our muscles. And the title of the show is actually a question. It is what are your muscle cramps telling you now in I I read this title that the powers that be wanted us to talk about today. My first thought was well if I'm having. Cramps. They're telling me that I am in pain. And I know nearly everyone has experienced a muscle cramp at some point in their life. But did you realize that muscle cramps can be linked to a mineral deficiency? By now, you've probably guessed who this voice is. I am Cassie Wenas. I am a registered and licensed dietitian, and I mainly teach corporate nutrition classes for nutritional weight and wellness. And of course, I co host this radio program at least once a month. I used to see clients for nutritional weight and wellness currently because of my family situation, some family life things going on. I have taken a little sabbatical, but I hope to be back to a regular client load sometime in the future. My co host today is licensed, nutritionist Shelby, Hummel. She also teaches nutrition classes, and she has a full caseload of clients. So I'm so happy. She's. Able to take time out of her busy day to be here in studio with me. Welcome to the show. Shelby. Good morning Kassian. Good morning to all of you that are tuning into the show, and I just have to say Cassie people hear your voice than they can really resonate with the stories that you tell about your kids, and they're always calling to wonder if they can schedule an appointment with you. And so it's so nice that that you can share your experiences on air knowing that you're you're prioritizing, some family stuff and thank you. Yes. His right. That's a good way to state it. I'm prioritizing some family stuff. And and yes, we do eat well at home. Yes. I'm sure you do while listeners. We have lots of ideas for those of you who are suffering with muscle cramps. So we're going to jump right into today's topic. Having muscle cramps is a very important topic for many of our clients. And interestingly enough, many people think especially our clients think that all muscle cramps and spasms have have the same. 'cause kinda. Of the same root causes. So they kind of look at me. And maybe there are a little surprised when I ask them to describe their symptoms. I want them to understand that muscle cramps especially leg cramps can occur for many, different reasons. Right. We have lots of vitamins and mineral deficiencies that are contributing to muscle cramps than spasms, but we do have to take some time to dig through some of those things to see what are the right types of vitamins and minerals because that can sometimes be complicated. Right. So I've learned there is no cookie cutter. No standard treatment for muscle cramps at is more complex than we tend to think now muscle cramps can be related to a variety of deficiencies. So we're going to start out by asking you to think about some questions that that may help us determine where these mineral deficiencies may be coming from so Cassie we're going to start out, you know, asking. Some of the questions that we may use in the counseling rooms to see where are those muscle cramps originating from so the first one that we're going to start with do you have cramps like spasms or Charlie horses? Just in your legs, the really answer each of these you can answer out loud wind or his answer in your head. But if you said yes to that question. Shelby just posed you're probably deficient in magnesium. Now. What about this? Do you have back spasms? If you have back spasms, again, probably low inmate knees Eum now what about this one Kathy? Do you crave? Chocolate often, we're asking our listeners now, we're not really talking about. We'll do you like chocolate. I'm talking like, do you feel like you have to have it? Right. Right. Because I certainly like my chocolate, but I've had those clients over the years that will go through every drawer and. In the house looking for that last piece of chocolate if they don't have any right to we're talking to you guys. So if you're shaking your head. Yes to that. Then you are for sure. Low in magnesium now, this is one of my favorites to help people understand. Do you have trouble falling asleep and or stain asleep? That was me when I first found nutritional weight and wellness, and I quickly learned that I was low in magnesium. Now thinking a little bit more about the ladies listening today. Ladies if you are suffering with menstrual cramps. What could that mean? Do you think what do you think that is very often magnesium? That's you know, in this just reminds me, I often call magnesium the magic mineral visit addresses, so many different of these health concerns well in I know, we've talked about Dr Mark Hyman on the show many times. And have referenced his work. He's a medical medical doctor that also believes the real food is very important. And he says anything that's kinda tight crampy or irritated. That's often a sign of magnesium deficiency. That's a great way to to describe it in a nutshell. Yes. And if those of you listening weren't aware of this already, let me tell you make knees Eum deficiency is a widespread problem. In fact, the statistics show that three out of four people in this country are deficient in magnesium. So maybe that leaves you. Taking why you know, we're in a developed country. Most of us have access to a variety of different foods. Why do you think so many people in America are deficient in magnesium? Well, Cassie one of the first things that

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MyTalk 107.1

10:58 min | 2 years ago

"cassie wenas" Discussed on MyTalk 107.1

"Brought to you by nutritional weight and wellness and before we get into today's topic. I just wanna share what was going through my mind as I was driving into the show today. And that is that it is so rewarding to realize that we as a company have been creating and delivering this show does she not nutrition for the past fifteen years and throughout all of these years. We've never run out of interesting topics to talk about and I really think that's because nutrition is all encompassing. It's all encompassing when it comes to supporting our body, and it's all encompassing when it comes to supporting our brain, and as a mom of two middle schoolers I firmly believe it is so important to talk about the key role that food plays in. In our overall health with the whole family because you know, what food matters, and what our children eat today and tomorrow and all of next week can either set the foundation for lifelong health or it can begin laying the groundwork for a variety of chronic diseases. When they reach adulthood, what our kids eat now can set them up for diabetes, or heart disease or obesity as an adult. So again, food matters. No matter what your age now today, we have a great topic for you today. We're going to be zeroing in on our muscles. And the title of the show is actually a question. It is what are your muscle cramps telling you now when I I read this title that the the powers that be wanted us to talk about today. My first thought was well if I'm having muscle. Cramps. They're telling me that I am in pain. And I know nearly everyone has experienced a muscle cramp at some point in their life. But did you realize that muscle cramps can be linked to a mineral deficiency? By now, you've probably guessed who this voice is. I am Cassie Wenas. I'm a registered and licensed dietitian, and I mainly teach corporate nutrition classes for nutritional weight and wellness. And of course, I co host this radio program at least once a month. I used to see clients for nutritional weight and wellness currently because of my family situation, some family life things going on. I have taken a little sabbatical, but I hope to be back to a regular client load sometime in the future. My co host today is licensed, nutritionist Shelby, Hummel. She also teaches nutrition classes, and she has a full caseload of clients. So I'm so happy. She's. To take time out of her busy day to be here in studio with me. Welcome to the show. Shelby. Good morning Kassian. Good morning to all of you that are tuning into the show, and I just have to say Cassie people hear your voice than they can really resonate with the the stories that you tell about your kids, and they're always calling to wonder if they can schedule an appointment with you. And so it's so nice that that you can share your experiences on air knowing that you're you're prioritizing, some family stuff, and thank you and your kids, right? That's a good way to stated I am prioritizing some family stuff. And and yes, we do eat well at home. Yes. I'm sure you do while listeners. We have lots of ideas for those of you who are suffering with muscle cramps. So we're going to jump right into today's topic. Having muscle cramps is a very important topic for many of our clients. And interestingly enough, many people think especially our clients think that all muscle cramps and spasms have have the same cause kind of. The same root cause. And so they kind of look at me. And maybe there are a little surprised when I ask them to describe their symptoms. I want them to understand that muscle cramps especially leg cramps can occur for many, different reasons. Right. We have lots of vitamins and minerals deficiencies that are contributing to muscle cramps and spasms, but we do have to take some time to dig through some of those things to see what are the right types of vitamins and minerals because that can sometimes be complicated. Right. So I've learned there is no cookie cutter. No standard treatment for muscle cramps. It is more complex than we tend to think now muscle cramps can be. Related to a variety of deficiencies. So we're going to start out by asking you to think about some questions that that may help us determine where these mineral deficiencies may be coming from so Cassie we're going to start asking some of the questions that we may use in the counseling rooms to see where are those muscle cramps originating from so the first one that we're going to start with do you have cramps like spasms or Charlie horses just in your legs? So really answer each of these you can answer out loud. If you were just answering your head. But if you said yes to that question. Shelby just posed you're probably deficient in magnesium. Now. What about this? Do you have back spasms? If you have back spasms, again, probably low in magnesium now, what about this one Cassie do you crave? Chocolate. It often we're asking our listeners. Now, I'm not really talking about. Well, do you like chocolate? I'm talking like, do you feel like you have to have it? Right. Right. 'cause I certainly like my chocolate, but I've had those clients over the years that will go through every drawer and covered in the house looking for that last piece of chocolate if they don't have any right? Yeah. Adam too. We're talking to you guys. So if you're shaking your head. Yes to that. Then you are for sure. Low in magnesium now, this is one of my favorites to help people understand. Do you have trouble falling asleep and or stain asleep? That was me when I first found nutritional weight and wellness, and I quickly learned that I was low in magnesium. Now thinking a little bit more about the ladies listening today. Ladies if you are suffering with menstrual cramps. What could that mean? What do you think? What do you think that is very often magnesium? That's you know, in this just reminds me, I often call magnesium. The magic mineral is it addresses so many different of these health concerns. Well, and I know we've talked about Dr Mark Hyman on the show many times. And have referenced his work. He's a medical medical doctor that also believes the real food is very important. And he says anything that's kinda tight crampy or irritated. That's often a sign of magnesium deficiency. That's a great way to describe it in a nutshell. Yes. And if those of you listening weren't aware of this already, let me tell you make knees Eum deficiency is a widespread problem. In fact, the statistics show that three out of four people in this country are deficient in magnesium. So maybe that leaves you. Thinking why you know, we're in a developed country. Most of us have access to a variety of different foods. Why do you think so many people in America are deficient in magnesium? Well, Kathy one of the first things that I start to think about. Is lifestyle. Right. What are some of the common eating or drinking habits that can deplete or minerals drinking soda daily? No doubt is going to prevent those minerals from from stain in our body, but drinking more than one or two cups of coffee each day. And we should clarify when we say one Cup. That's six ounces. So we're saying six to twelve ounces total. Not sure that's a big all mug of the day at Starbucks. Yeah. Exactly. So another beverage that. I think will come to no surprise for many of you listening is drinking alcohol several times a week. Right. All of these drinking habits deplete minerals from our body. But Cassie it's not just beverages. Right. We also have to look at the process carbohydrates the sugars. It may be your favorite types of foods. But the muffins the cereals the cookies the chips the pasta. Yeah. Yeah. All of those processed carbohydrates, high sugar foods Leach minerals from your muscles, and your bones. So we have some of those lifestyle habits that deplete your minerals. But we could also look at things like excessive exercise working outside or having exercise that you're sweating consistently. Or oftentimes people forget that their medications can sometimes deplete minerals. Right. Right. So just hearing you talk. It reminds me because I think summer will be here someday. I remember having a client that was a construction worker. When you're out in that hot sun and sweating all day. That's a job that could lead to a loss of minerals in another factor to keep in mind. The list just keeps going here the soil that the vegetables and fruits were eating today, the soil that they're growing in are lacking in minerals compared to the nutrient content of that same soil say honored hundred and fifty years ago and along these same lines if you're eating grass fed meat, which is a good choice. The amount of minerals in that meet depends on the soil that the grass was grown in that that animal is eating so probably not quite as nutrient dance as Wednesday. Our great grandparents were eating. Yeah. And Cassie I definitely think we should talk more about minerals when we come back and some of those things that we can help people look at but we're going to go to our first break. You're listening to dishing up nutrition brought to you by nutritional weight and wellness this morning. We are discussing different types of muscle cramps. And how those can give you clues about mineral deficiencies. You may be experiencing. We'll be right back. To benefit families. Stay at the Ronald McDonald house. It's back. It's one of our favorite days of the year where.

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MyTalk 107.1

01:36 min | 2 years ago

"cassie wenas" Discussed on MyTalk 107.1

"Welcome to dishing up nutrition. I sure hope everyone listening is awake and alert this morning because I'm going to start right off with a statistic. I'm not sure how many of you realize this, but two out of three adults are overweight or obese two out of three. So it's no surprise that obesity is considered a major health risk today in America. Now, what I find just as sad is that most people, including a lot of medical professionals still believe that if people just eat less and exercise more, they'll lose weight and keep it off. That old theory or some might call it a myth of calories in equals calories out is sadly, what many people still believe and still live by now all of you longtime listeners know as well as I do that weight loss and weight maintenance is far more complex than counting calories. And if you haven't recognized my voice yet, I'm Cassie Wenas. I'm a registered and licensed dietitian and this morning. My co host, and I are going to share just how complex the issue of weight loss is for many people. And I believe there is no better way to help you understand the complexity of weight loss, then to have my co host Nell calls share her weight loss story, we've talked about Nells journey a number of different times on dishing up nutrition. Because fortunately for us now is willing to share the frustrations the setbacks and the victories that she's experienced on her long.

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Dishing Up Nutrition

06:07 min | 2 years ago

"cassie wenas" Discussed on Dishing Up Nutrition

"The wound that I ended up with that needed. He deal deep because they needed to go, you know, elite long enough. So there wasn't a big, you know. So there wasn't a big gap when they stitched it. So I had that surgery early last summer about three or four weeks after the surgery was my it was my second recheck appointment the doctor was commenting on how quickly I was healing. Because at that point in time, she could barely even see. The the wound and the stitches she had put in she said, you're healing very quickly and faster than most that I've seen and I said, I said, I know why it my nutritionist so good. And I was extremely careful to not overload. I'm really careful avoiding anything. I shouldn't eat. That's wonderful. So I I said by nutrition and she said, oh, well, maybe and I said I had a lot of protein vegetables, healthy fats, taking probiotics. You know? So she's like, yeah. Maybe you could be right. Who know matters. We know you're right. Occasion for the doctor. Yeah. Yeah. Just keep putting it out there. So it sinks in for them. It was good. Good for you. Yeah. And that's what I wanted to talk about is that first and foremost, our body needs plenty of protein, and like you said JoAnne, you're eating plenty of protein following any surgery. Whether it's a, you know, a little small incision or a big surgery your body needs a higher amount of protein and iron and think about you know, I think about my cousin that had knee surgery recently, and they had to really move some things and manipulate some things because that knee and that leg were so crooked. So your muscles may have been potentially moved manipulated or damage during surgery and now they need to be repaired. So when we eat that animal protein in our digestive system that protein just to give you a little biochemistry is broken down into its smallest parts, which are called amino acids and. It's these amino acids, which then helped to repair and help the healing process by regenerating tissue. And that is the piece that is really critical for wound. Healing the regenerating of that tissue. Now. In addition protein is the source for many key minerals, especially iron. So when you're eating animal protein at breakfast animal protein at lunch animal protein at dinner, and maybe at a couple of snacks in between the iron in that meet will help you regain your energy levels. And this is because iron helps to create new blood cells. Now, I fully understand I've been there sometimes after a procedure or after a surgery, you're just not hungry for meat, but we really encourage you to really try your best to eat at least nine ounces of animal protein, and you can spread that out into very small servings throughout the day. Now, it would even be. More beneficial. If you could eat twelve to fourteen ounces of animal protein throughout the day, but at the very least nine and if you were to ask me what are some good sources of animal protein. I would say anything that you like to eat that's an animal protein. That's your best source. So and we do prefer that you eat grass fed. So whether it's grass fed beef grass fed, pork grass fed chicken or Turkey. Whatever you enjoy. The most would be a great choice also wild caught fish, especially the fattier fish like, salmon and mackerel and halibut because then you'll get those omega three fatty acids, that's a whole 'nother show, we know omega three fatty acids are anti inflammatory so that can help speed up the healing process. And let's not forget eggs, organic eggs are also a great choice for animal protein. Think it's time for break. Now. I think we better take that final break. If you're just now tuning in. I'm Cassie Wenas. And I'm in studio today with JoAnne right out, our topic on today's dishing up nutrition program is surgery for excuse me, not surgery but nutrition for surgery and injury recovery. And before we had off to break. I want to let you know that if you are someone experiencing acid reflux, or if you're on medication for acid reflux, you're going to want to tune into this program next week when Kara and Shelby talk about foods that can lead to acid, reflux and foods and supplements that eliminate acid reflex. And we'll be right back. Welcome back to dishing up nutrition next Friday, January twenty fifth through Sunday, January twenty seventh. We are offering our weekend weight and wellness seminar at our maple grove location. So that's a great weekend seminar common experience, six important nutrition topics they are aimed at helping you reduce your chronic health, risks, topics. We cover our hop. How nutrition influences your mental health? How nutrition influences your heart health, and how nutrition influences your weight, your skin, your energy and blood sugar control that the sneak peak we cover even more than that? Oh, yeah. It's it's a great way and series and and just like with the menopause seminar. We also give you great food. We give you an organic lunch. And we give you some organic snacks. Plus, you'll get six different great teachers who are passionate about how nutrition. Has changed their lives, and they wanna share that passion with you. You can call the office at six five one six nine nine three four three eight to learn more or to sign up or you can do that online

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Dishing Up Nutrition

05:56 min | 2 years ago

"cassie wenas" Discussed on Dishing Up Nutrition

"Welcome to dishing up nutrition with license nutritionists and dietitians from nutritional weight and wellness. We explain the connection between what you eat. And how you feel. Stay tuned for practical real life solutions for healthier living through real booed nutrition down. You got to make a mom last just kicking down the cobblestone fund fielder crew, welcome to dishing up nutrition. All of you listening are in for a great show today. My colleague, and I are going to be talking about a TOPIX that I don't think we've done yet on this program. Today's topic is nutrition for surgery and injury recovery. And I'm betting many of you didn't even realize that there are definite nutritional recommendations to follow before you have surgery, and certainly nutritional recommendations for recovery after your surgery, but before we get to those recommendations, I have a statistic to share did, you know, there are four point eight million surgical procedures done every year in this country, four point eight million. That's a lot. That's a lot in. That would say to me there are. Probably a lot of listeners out there with a vested interest in our topic. That's right now while I have not had a true cut open, the skin type of surgery, I have had some pretty tough procedures done where they did have to sedate me to remove kidney stones I had to have that done, sadly, three different times. And I yeah. So you know, it was it took a toll on my body. And I know my co host that you you hear all introduce her in just a minute. She's had some major surgeries. So really, we both know that food matters when it comes to healing after surgery. And if you haven't guessed who my voice is yet. I am Cassie Wenas. I'm a registered and licensed dietitian and joining me in studio. This morning is JoAnne right out. Joanne is also a registered in licensed dietitian. Welcome to the show. Joanna. It's always such a pleasure to be on air with you. Thank you, Cassius. Good to be on with you to spend a while. It has I am so happy to be. Here today to talk about healing after surgery as Cassie said, a personally know that food matters. And even though I've been a dietitian for over thirty years and worked at courage center for about twenty five of those thirty a rehab, Kurt centers rehab center in Minneapolis. Now goes by the name of courage. Kenny, I truly did not understand the positive or negative impact that are diet had on our bodies before. And after surgery until they actually experienced that myself. So I want to share that with you a little bit later today. Yes today Joanna, and I will share some research with you as we always do will share clinical experience. But we'll also be speaking from a place of personal experience. Now, if you are scheduled to have surgery, it's important to know that the food you eat today can have a big impact on your recovery and how quickly your wounds heal after that surgery. And we realize beside the scheduled surgery. There's always the unexpected this time of year in Minnesota with the ice. Yes. People fall that could put you in the hospital. You might have a car accident. You might end up needing an emergency appendectomy. There are so many things that could. Unexpectedly lead us to a trip to the operating room. So I would advise you eat healthy. Now, whether you have a surgery planned or not because you don't know what tomorrow brings exactly and it is interesting to note that about seventy two percent of all surgeries are experienced by people over the age of forty five which is interesting, but it does make sense and that Minnesota rates in the top three states for the most falls by women. And I wonder if ISIS has something to do. I was just gonna say I wondered that makes sense to me because it's winter here, and yeah, Yup. That's interesting in the top three states for the most falls and think of all the surgeries that your parents. Your aunts and uncles or other relatives, your friends, or even you have had or are scheduled to have. And I have some more statistic these statistics these numbers are pretty astounding when we look. Total hip replacements in the United States every year. There's on average three hundred thousand of those performed a year. Now, the number gets even higher when we look at knee replacement surgeries. There are about seven hundred thousand knee replacement surgeries in the United States each year and that number continues to climb right? And here's an even bigger number three point six million cataract surgeries every year just in the United States, add those together three hundred thousand plus seven hundred thousand plus three point six million of all of those people. How many do you suppose were told that they will recover and heal faster if they eat right if they eat real food, right? You know, maybe there was a handful maybe of those millions maybe, but the truth is every type of surgery is a trauma to your body, and every surgery brings to you a higher risk. For certain things you're going to be at a higher risk for infection. If you're having a surgery, you're going to be at higher risk for pneumonia, depending on the type of surgery, you're having you might be at a higher risk of experiencing a fall higher risk of weight gain or weight loss, depending on you and your surgery and often there's a higher risk of

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05:55 min | 2 years ago

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"And we find the capsules are very easy to take a little easier to swallow, but they're very effective. And on that note, I had an adult lady come to me last week. And she just cannot swallow pills. We do have a powder made easy. I'm at the office to that's a great flavor. Right. And that's easier. Right. And we have the magnesium glycemic seventy five to if if they don't need a mix that would be a smaller capsule it smaller so lots of options. Okay. So we've talked quite a bit about the importance of eating real, whole foods and Lynch. Eighteen or avoiding the processed foods and the high sugar drinks, and we talked about how sugar creates inflammation, which can decrease blood flow. It can create more pain and overall simply put it works against the healing process. But JoAnne, I'm thinking we should get a little more specific for our listeners. What do you say we share some specific real foods that helped the healing process? Okay. And the question many of you are asking is what should I eat to support that healing? So whether it's after a cataract surgery after a knee surgery or a gallbladder surgery or surgery to remove a cancerous tumor, I do have a quick story about a small spot of skin cancer that I had on my face last summer was too small for me to even see but amazing the size of the wounds that I ended up with that needed a deep because they needed go long enough. So there wasn't a big, you know. So there wasn't a big gap when they staged it. So I had that surgery early last summer about three or four weeks after the surgery was my it was my second recheck appointment the doctor was commenting on how quickly I was healing. Because at that point in time, she could barely even see. The the wound and the stitches she had put in. She said, you're healing very quickly and faster than most that I've seen and I said, I said, I know why my nutritionist so good, and I was extremely careful tonight. Overloaded? Careful avoiding anything. I shouldn't eat. That's wonderful. So I I said by nutrition and she said, oh, well, maybe and I said I eat a lot of protein vegetables, healthy fats, taking probiotics. You know? So she's like, yeah. Maybe you could be right matters. We know you're right. We notification for the doctor just keep putting it out there. Sinks in for them. It was good. Good for you. Yeah. And that's what I wanted to talk about is that first and foremost, our body needs plenty of protein, and like you said JoAnne, you're eating plenty of protein following any surgery, whether it's a little small incision or a big surgery your body needs a higher amount of protein and iron and think about you know, I think about my cousin that had knee surgery recently, and they had to really move some things and manipulate some things because that knee and that leg were so crooked. So your muscles may have been potentially moved manipulated or damaged during surgery. And now they need to be repaired. So when we eat that animal protein in our digestive system that protein just to give you a little biochemistry is broken down into its smallest parts, which are called amino acids, and it's these amino acids, which then helped to repair. And help the healing process by regenerating tissue. And that is the piece that is really critical for wound. Healing the regenerating of that tissue. Now. In addition protein is the source for many key minerals, especially iron. So when you're eating animal protein at breakfast animal protein at lunch animal protein at dinner, and maybe at a couple of snacks in between the iron in that meet will help you regain your energy levels. And this is because iron helps to create new blood cells. Now, I fully understand I've been there sometimes after a procedure or after a surgery, you're just not hungry for meat, but we really encourage you to really try your best to eat at least nine ounces of animal protein, and you can spread that out into very small servings throughout the day. Now, it would even be more beneficial if you could eat twelve to fourteen ounces of. Animal protein throughout the day. But at the very least nine and if you were to ask me what are some good sources of animal protein. I would say anything that you like to eat that's an animal protein. That's your best source. So and we do prefer that you eat grass fed. So whether it's grass fed beef grass fed, pork grass fed chicken or Turkey. Whatever you enjoy. The most would be a great choice also wild caught fish, especially the fattier fish like, salmon and mackerel and halibut because then you'll get those omega three fatty acids, that's a whole 'nother show, we know make three fatty acids are anti inflammatory so that can help speed up the healing process. And let's not forget eggs, organic eggs are also a great choice for animal protein. Think it's time for break. Now. I think we better take that final break. If you're just now tuning in. I'm Cassie Wenas..

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"Welcome back to dishing up nutrition. If you're just joining us, I'm Cassie Wenas. And I'm in studio today with Gennifer Schmid, and our topic is centered around the use of prebiotics and probiotics. So on that note to I wanna let listeners know that the use of probiotics in the treatment of all sorts of colitis has been found to be effective not just in our clinical experience. But also in the research more than one research study has found that a common probiotic used successfully for the treatment of all sorts of colitis has been a multi strain probiotic, so they're single strain. And then there's also supplements you can buy that have several different types of good bacteria in them. And that would be the multi-strain the research data indicates that clients with all sorts of colitis may need a multi-strain probiotic at a pretty high dose for several months to achieve relief of their symptoms. But again, it's different from one person to the next Zola's. Yeah. It doesn't matter. Just because you both have all sort of colitis. Let's say that doesn't mean the same probiotic at the same dose is going to work for you. It can really vary. So we feel it's best to work individually with a knowledgeable nutritionist who can address your food your lifestyle, and what probiotic would work best for you. And we have found most times that it's best to start with a low dose single strain. Even if it's somebody with all sorts of colitis, but then slowly work up to that multi-strain probiotic at a higher dose to address the alternative colitis for most people if you just hit him hard with a high dose multi-screen probiotic. They're going to have a lot of bad side effects. So start slow and work up. But I do recommend working with a knowledgeable nutritionist or registered dietitian. Yup. Absolutely. Nuts. Exactly what I did. So before we went to break Cassie I was talking about the symptoms. I was suffering from my IBS. And so the nutritionist I work with suggested that in addition to changing my diet, I start taking the probiotic bifida bacteria. She told me probiotics are made up of good bacteria strains, and the reason for taking probiotics was to increase the number of beneficial bacteria inside my intestines to fight off the disease causing bad bacteria, and she started me out slow again, you mentioned starting clients out slow, basically, I started out with we'll talk about dosing later but a quarter of a teaspoon before meals. And so I didn't have that battle going on in my gut because when you don't have a lot of that good bacteria, and you have mostly bad you start. Introducing a lot of the good you're going to have a battle going on. But I didn't I didn't struggle with any of those symptoms. I agree with what you're nutritionist did. Definitely. And and I often when I was. In clinical practice. I almost always started with the throwback Tiriac, just as your nutritionist recommended for you. And the reason is bifida bacteria is the most common strain of good bacteria found in our intestines. Not only that. But the research shows that bifida bacteria is really abundant in breast milk. The research has shown that about a week after birth so somewhere between seven to ten days after that baby is born more than ninety percent of the bugs in the intestine of breastfed infants is bifida bacteria. So I think that tells us right there. It's some pretty important stuff. And this abundance of bifida bacteria is one reason why very young infants are resistant to infection. So speaking of research, if any of you out there listening, really like the science of things here's some more for you this research, I have in front of me came out of Great Britain. It was done twenty years ago. But it still holds up today, and this research found that supplementing young babies with extra bifida bacteria so more than what they were getting in their breast milk reduce their risk of getting asthma by forty five percent. Wow. That's huge reduction of asthma by forty five percent simply was supplementing with by supplementing with a little bit of extra bifida in. It's really easy to do at our office. We sell a powder form and so- moms will buy that. And either just put a little bit on their finger and let the baby suck it off. Or you can put a little bit on your nipple and let the baby suck it off. And just do that a couple of times a day. This research also showed that supplementing with extra bifida bacteria, reduce the baby's risk of developing allergies by forty five. Five to fifty percent. Bottom line when babies have sufficient probiotics digest their food better. And they're more resistant to allergies and infections and asthma. And even colic we've talked about the sun our show before that it really helps with colleague babies and I suffered from with colic as a baby as well. Where you breastfed? I was you as you. You were. Something to point out too. Is that if the mom doesn't have good intestinal? They're not gonna have much good bacteria to pass on to the baby. Yeah. My mom had. She was on some. She was on a course of antibiotics kind of indefinitely for a heart murmur conditions. So she took them prophylactically every day. My goodness. Bacteria was depleted. Yeah. So then you can't pass it on exactly. So when I started taking the supplement the bacteria my digestive system at calm down, and you know, what Cassie soda my anxiety. I stopped craving the sugar in processed carbohydrates. In fact, I think it was just ten days after taking it. I started notice that those sugar cravings went away. I believe it is it is so powerful that the connection that our gut has to every aspect of our health. It really does you know, I just felt better overall. Tacking about bacteria. It reminds me of a question I have gotten so many times from clients from class participants they'll say, well, if I am only going to take one supplement, you know, maybe they don't want to spend a lot of money. Maybe they just don't like to swallow pills though, say if I'm only going to take one supplement, what should it be? And for most everyone my answer is a probiotic namely that bifida bacteria that strain of good bugs that should be the most abundant in our intestines. And we were talking about this in the breaker, and before we came on the show that Hippocrates knew all this stuff, many many many years ago, and Parker tease is the one that said all diseases begin in the guidance. Right. And I say, let's keep our gut healthy. So those diseases never have a chance to begin. Let's see we're still doing good on time rate. So let's talk about dosing. I often suggest if you're starting out on bifida bacteria to start with two capsules if you're gonna do the pills to capsules before every meal, or if you prefer the powder, which I do and the kids and I all do powder. Do you do the pioneer the powder? I feel better I do too. I feel it absorbs better because I, you know, have that compromise just attract I don't have to worry about out breaking down those plastic capsules right, right? It's just like that powder goes down you mix it in a little bit of water couple inches of water. The powder goes down in its disband ready to do its work doesn't taste like anything. No, it really doesn't. So like, you mentioned your nutritionist started you off on a quarter teaspoons. So that's a good starting point. And then working up to a half to one teaspoon of that powder for adults mixed in a little bit of water and do that a couple times two or three times a day? And maybe some of you are thinking at this point. Well, I don't need a supplement of that good bacteria because I eat my yogurt or maybe you drink Keefer. Well, let me tell you that. There are so many things in our American culture that kill off good bacteria, and that could be a whole 'nother show in and of itself. Could could we have a lot working against us? We do just to name a few antibiotics, right? If you've had to take antibiotics for an ear infection or back in my town strep throats going around right now so antibiotics kill the good bacteria along with the bad stress in your life kills good bacteria, drinking chlorinated water. Which is what comes out of our tab and drinking fountains kills good bacteria, so many things working against us. So if you've done a lot of damage over the years killing off good bacteria in your gut you're most likely going to need a therapeutic dose that only a supplement can provide at least for a while. And he just can't eat enough yogurt. I'll just put it that way. Now. By this point. You might also be thinking, okay. My gonna feel any different. Once I start taking this bifida 'Bacterial supplement. You felt different. Always certainly did. I think most people feel different both my clinical experience has found. This the research has even found this one of the many things that taking that good bacteria or that probiotic can do as it balances your microflora out is that it helps to produce regular bowel movements, which means no more constipation, no more diarrhea. So you're gonna feel better. You certainly are going to feel better. And we are ready for our second break. You are listening to dishing up nutrition. There are twenty five million women each year in menopause all with a variety of symptoms..

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08:52 min | 2 years ago

"cassie wenas" Discussed on Dishing Up Nutrition

"To see that weight gain around the middle. We all that spare tire your tire insulin meter, right? The Muffin top. I think lot mother name why we could come up with a lot on. So when you think about the stress of caregivers, there are just so many stressors, the round the clock duties, you know, that's enough to exhaust even the strongest of individuals. And then often there are financial pressures, and sometimes there are just some really strained relationship things, you know, and one of the stressors I had a care caregiving, my dad was when he didn't want to eat properly. Sometimes he didn't even want eat, did wanna eat at all, didn't want to eat at all. Other times he would have, you know, maybe a few bites of something and he wouldn't necessarily want the healthy things, you know. So as a nutritionist, that really kind of that was stressful for me because I'm still the daughter, right? Yes. And he's not listening to you because he's the dad, the dad and anyway it would just it. It. Was it was hard and even with friends that's happened, you know, they wanted to go through a drive through before we went to a cancer treatment or something like that. And I like. Oh, please. Dr driving near the devil right well, and I've even seen in my own family with my grandma, something I never thought I would see there are well, there were eight siblings. Now there's seven taking care of my grandma and just the friction and the stress that has been created between the brothers and sisters in trying to figure out how to best care for their mom and one inevitably, you know, gets the biggest load put on them, certainly, and then has to kind of dictate things and then gets the the, you know, the feedback that isn't always good from the brothers and sisters. So there's so many ways that being a caregiver can be really stressful. And as I said earlier about ninety percent of caregivers report that stress as having the biggest negative impact on their lives and on their health, and you all know that if you are a caregiver, you can't just walk away from. That daily stress. So when we come back from break on the other side of break, we wanna talk more about how should you be eating, how should you be sleeping in order to counteract the effects that excess cortisol can have on your metabolism and on your weight. So you're listening to dishing up nutrition and we have to seminars coming up this fall. I, we are presenting the food connection to ADD ADHD on Saturday. September twenty nine. That's next Saturday. And this seminar will focus on how food affects both children and adults and then on Saturday, November tenth, Dr, Chris and JoAnne would love you to join them at our menopause survival seminar. And after each one of the breaks today, Cassie we'll share more about each one of those seminars. So stay with us, hey, cravings. What's up? Not. It you Kazan taking you down. Oh, didn't see that coming because I've always buckled onto your pressure will this is my house now. So bring it ice cream. You want a piece of cake. I see when the pantry potato chips. See this super chick got herself to nutritional weight and wellness and learned. The cravings aren't a willpower thing more like a blood sugar mineral deficiency. Digestive thing and eating imbalance sleighs the beast animal protein healthy fats, vegetable cobs. The temptation taming Tribeca make use rank em me shine too. I feel deprived. Not when I'm armed with my nutritional weight and wellness numb numb, chucks step off cravings, or I'll swing you into oblivion. I guess it better clean this up. Learn how to conquer your cravings with the nutrition for weight loss program, nutritional weight, and wellness on site or online, visit weight and wellness dot com. Welcome back to dishing up nutrition. If you're just joining us. I'm Cassie Wenas. I'm in studio this morning with Caroline Hudson and our topic today is stress and weight gain as a caregiver. But before we jump back into that topic, I want to talk a little bit more about the ADHD seminar that's coming up here the end of September that Caroline mentioned on the other side of the break. This is such a great seminar. So many of your questions we'll get answered. If you have a child with ADHD or maybe you yourself are struggling with ADHD. I can tell you one of the many questions that I hear repeated often at this seminar from the attendees is Ken sugar increase my child's ADHD symptoms. Well, as dietitians and nutritionists we can tell you that from clinical experience that, yes, it can definitely increase those ADHD symptoms, but I also want to share the research with you. There was a study. -ducted at the university of South Carolina that found the more sugar that child consumed the more hyper active and restless they became. There's also a study I have here from Yale, which found that high sugar diets made kids who already struggled with attention struggle, even more at nutritional weight and wellness. We believe that a real food diet is critical for anyone of any age experiencing ADHD symptoms. So whether you're young or middle aged or older food makes a difference. And this upcoming seminar again, is called the food connection to ADD. ADHD are. Teachers are as always JoAnne and Angela, and we choose to have them teach the seminar because they both have children with ADD and or ADHD and they do a great job sharing what foods support their children's brain chemistry and the law. Also talk about what foods interfere with positive brain function. If you're interested in signing up or you just want to learn more, you can call the office at six, five one, six, nine, nine, three, four, three, eight, or you can go online to our website at wait end wellness dot com. Aunt Cassie said before we went to break that we would come back and we would talk about how do you manage the caregiver stress without affecting your health? You know the truth is the caregivers. First priority really should be themselves, but that's hard, isn't it really harshly for us females? Yeah. Yeah. Why is that? Whereas are done right, but really you need to take care of yourself, I or eventually you aren't going to be an any kind of shape physically mentally emotionally to help the other person. So how do you do that? Let me tell you, you know, it's really not easy. I've been in this position a lot of times, but you do work hard at it because I've had conversations with you before on this. Yes, yeah. Out for time with your friends to just laugh and socialize exacting, sleep sleep os sleeps really an important one that's for sure, but I really found that I needed to take just one step at a time. Right? And so my first thing that I always do is carry water with me. So finding a great water bottle or something that you enjoy drinking out of. And for me, I love the my filter. Water because it tastes so good. Yes. So I carry a water bottle everywhere. I know and I know that my kidneys and liver, they have to have that one to have sufficient water to metabolize fat. So a good water bottle. That's an easy solution. Right. Kind of a fun one. Nine for, yeah, a yeti or some Jan water bottle and not only does drinking eight to twelve glasses of water a day help metabolize fat so that you don't have that unwanted weight gain, but it also helps your energy. It does. Don't you find that even on those nights where maybe you were up with your dad? A lot

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Dishing Up Nutrition

07:19 min | 2 years ago

"cassie wenas" Discussed on Dishing Up Nutrition

"Welcome to dishing up nutrition with license nutritionists and dietitians from nutritional weight and wellness. We explain the connection between what you eat and how you feel. Stay tuned for practical realize solutions for healthier living through real food nutrition down. You got to make the long last just kicking down. Cobblestone welcome to dishing up nutrition. Today's show is brought to you by nutritional weight and wellness. We are a company providing life-changing nutrition information to people in the Saint Paul and Minneapolis area through this local radio station, but also to people throughout the United States and even worldwide through our dishing up nutrition podcasts. This morning, we have yet another great topic to discuss. We are going to be talking about the interesting topic of how to best manage the stress that comes along with being a caregiver, and it's probably no surprise to many of you that about ninety percent of caregivers report stress as having the biggest negative impact on their lives and on their health. So today we want to spend much of the hour show. Sharing information about why caregiver stress often leads to weight gain and other health problems. And then we want to talk about what you can do to counteract those facts. I am Cassie Wenas. I'm a registered in licensed dietitian. I've been in the field of nutrition for the past twenty years now, and I have to tell you, I find that because of all the nutritional research being conducted out there, I mean, and it's worldwide some really great research being done. I feel like I need to be reading and learning almost every day and things are always changing. So you really need to learn and read the research everyday to stay on top of things. Here's one great example twenty years ago when I was just starting my nutrition training and college, I was being taught back then that eating low fat was good for us. You probably remember those days Caroline. Oh yeah. It was the low fat. High carb message, and we thought that was the healthy way to go. Now, thankfully, we know better. We know that the low fat message was really not well researched, and frankly, it's just wrong information that voice you just heard is my co host this morning, Caroline Hudson, Caroline is also a registered in licensed dietitian, and Caroline has been practicing nutrition a little bit longer than me. So truly, there are two great nutrition minds here in the studio with a lot of clinical experience. Oh yes. I started my first nutrition job in Canada in is in the eighties, let's say, and I worked in a very remote area actually a number of remote areas, and I was learning a great deal about people's eating habits. So throughout my life, I've also been a caregiver, a caregiver, of course. Who my children, which I think all moms. Right, right. And my parents mostly my father. My mother's still doing very, very well ninety and very active. I was kayaking with her on lake superior few weeks ago. So all of that's awesome. Yes, she is awesome woman, but also other family members and even a few friends down the road already, you know. So I know a lot about caregiving. Yes, I believe there was a reason you were picked to be on the radio today and discuss this topic. You do know a lot about it and you probably realize Caroline that about forty, five million people in the United States provide unpaid care, right, dry dolts and kids. We're not paid for this. So forty, five million of us provide unpaid care. That is a lot, and it's no surprise that seventy five percent of these caregivers are women. So if you're a caregiver. And you have found that maybe at first you put on a couple of pounds and you didn't think much of it. But lately maybe the pound seemed to be piling on if that rings true with any of you listening. I'm sure you want to know how you can fight the caregiver weight gain problem. Oh, yeah. We know that during high stress times are adrenal glands release the stress form own cortisol. So let's be honest for most caregivers. High stress times are pretty much daily. Sometimes hourly, you know, and has our level of cortisol rises. Yes, what your insulin levels rise too, so that excess insulin is considered the fat storage form on which means that every calorie get stored as fat rather than what it's supposed to happen gets burned right. And unfortunately, that high stress nearly every day can actually change how our hormones work in our body. And when you're under that constant stress, your body makes way too much cortisol, which then leads what to that excess insulin and too much insulin equals that weight gain. Wow. You said a mouthful there. I did. Yeah, but that's all great information. And I really want our listeners to understand this stress hormone connection. So I just want to repeat what you said with even a little more detail because I think it's really important for caregivers to understand how stress first of all increases cortisol. You know, it's part of that fight or flight response, which is great back in caveman days when you were trying to escape being eaten by something, but when you're a caregiver and that stresses every day, so that cortisol level is high every day, like you said, Carolyn that then increases your insulin levels higher than they should be every day. Yeah. And you said it insulin is our fat storing hormone. So that high stress chronically day after day eventually leads to unwanted weight gain, and it all starts with those adrenal glands, like you mentioned, it's our. Grenal glands that produce that extra cortisol. The cortisol raises our blood sugar. The blood sugar sends a signal to our pain Korea's to send out a bunch of insulin to respond to those high blood sugar levels. And then that excess insulin stores that blood sugar as fat, oftentimes. And our longtime listeners probably are well aware that too much insulin. In in the biochemical terms leads to insulin resistance. So when you're under that chronic stress, you become insulin resistant. And that's when you start to

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Dishing Up Nutrition

05:42 min | 2 years ago

"cassie wenas" Discussed on Dishing Up Nutrition

"Welcome to dishing up nutrition with license nutritionists and dietitians from nutritional weight and wellness. We explain the connection between what you eat and how you feel. Stay tuned for practical life solutions for healthier living through real food, nutrition slowdown. You got to make the mom last just kicking down cobblestones fund crew. Welcome to dishing up nutrition. This show is brought to you by nutritional weight and wellness. And this morning we have a topic that we are certain you are going to find interesting. My colleague and I are going to be talking about brain building nutrition. That's an interesting statement, isn't it? It is brain building nutrition. So we are hoping to give you some insights this morning about how you can develop the ability to change who you are. Now there's something to think about you have the ability to change who you are to change, how you think to change those dark, depressing thoughts to change your level of anxiety to change your focus to change how well your memory works even to change your obsessive compulsive thinking. If you haven't recognized my voice yet. I'm Cassie Wenas. I am a registered and licensed by Titian and I've been working with clients on their nutrition and on their brain health for the past twenty years. Now back more than two decades ago. When I first started my training in nutrition, we didn't know that we're able to actually keep our brain regenerating and growing throughout the life cycle back. Then we thought that our brain stopped growing when we became adults. But the great news is today we know that through good nutrition and some exercise we can positively influence our brain health when we're young when we're middle aged and into our golden years. So today on dishing up nutrition, we're going to explore how you can use nutrition to develop the ability to change who you are. So if you're somebody struggling with memory problems, if you have eight. ADHD or if you have a child with ADHD if you have obsessive compulsive disorder also called OCD if you're depressed or you're an executive is out of control, please stay close by the radio for the next hour and joining me in studio today as my co host is JoAnne ride out JoAnne is also a longtime registered and licensed dietitian. And I think it's important to note that before coming to nutritional weight and wellness JoAnne worked at the courage center here in the Minneapolis Minnesota area for over twenty five years. So she really has first-hand knowledge that you truly need to feed your brain the right foods for long term brain health. And with that welcome JoAnne. I'm so excited to be on the air with you. It's great to spend a Saturday morning with you. Thank you, Cassie. Good morning to you and good morning to our listeners. Yes, definitely. Good to be here with you. Well, and it's a great topic. We're both excited about this topic. So on that note, do you have any pearls of wisdom that you have found to sort of be core nutritional concepts when it comes to brain health? Yeah, I just wanted to add to Adam to what you said about. We used to think the brain, you know, was it on a continue to develop at a certain point when I first started working courage center, the field of brain injury and head trauma was so new that they used to think that after a year that was kind of where your body and your brain we're going to level out. And during the time I was there, we saw many, many people go well beyond that in their healing of their brain. So that was really exciting to see and and also from a nutritional perspective to know how much we can impact. Right, right. So anyway, I love this topic about brain nutrition. Not only because of my courage center years, but I love teaching the ADHD seminar that's coming up. I know the positive results nutrition had on my daughter's attention in focus. She is living proof that when you change your nutrition, you can change your brain. It's been so rewarding to see her, be able to stay focused to concentrate to complete tasks to do a really good job in her in her work to feel good about herself, and I wanna stay share some of her successes today. And I would also like you to a into invite you to attend the food connection to ADHD. That's a seminar that will be held in Saint Paul at our smelling avenue location at nutritional weight and wellness, and we're having that seminar on Saturday, September twenty twenty-ninth. I'll be teaching that summon. Are. Along with Angela who is also a parent of a young adult with ADHD. So Angela is an excellent teacher who really knows that brain nutrition works both from her fashionable point of view as a high school teacher and

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MyTalk 107.1

03:57 min | 2 years ago

"cassie wenas" Discussed on MyTalk 107.1

"Have ninety and a low of seventy in the evening, tomorrow mix of sun and clouds with scattered showers and thunderstorms with I've, eighty five and a, low of sixty six right now sixty seven degrees at your mytalk studios Welcome back to dishing up nutrition if you're just tuning in I'm Cassie Wenas, I'm in studio this morning with JoAnne right out we are both. Registered and licensed dietitians working for nutritional weight and wellness and today our topic is centered, around brain health now before we. Went to break JoAnn was talking about the essential fatty acid called DHA if you're not familiar with this fatty acid. I wanted to spend a little bit more time talking. About it you may have noticed if you take a fish. Oil supplement that in, the ingredient, list it will say DHA and EPA so I think a lot of people know that fish oil contains both of these components DHA and EPA and fish oil supplements have. Been available for quite a long time but what I find interesting is there is no structural brain In requirement for EPA Yep. That's interesting isn't that interesting. To stop and. Think about and yet a lot of people will. Quickly grab the fish oil supplement but there's no brain requirement for EPA. However the, research tells us that d. h. a.. Is the primary fatty acid for, the brain so remember early on in the show we. Said that sixty to seventy percent of your, brain is made up of fat the majority of that sixty to. Seventy percent should be DHA and DHA supplementation is actually recommended by many researchers during pregnancy, and breastfeeding and also as we. Get older we should consider supplementing with DHA to support good brain function and Joanna and I could talk for at. Least another hour just on jayjay but we don't have. That luxury right so if you wanna learn more about DHA I encourage you, to check out the. Book your. Library probably has it called brain building nutrition it's a bit of an older book. It's, been out. For decades but it's still filled with great? Information again it's called brain building nutrition and the author is Dr Michael, Schmidt it's a great resource full of. Really, valuable information yeah that's a great book so Cassie we were talking about changing your fats. To change your brain and then we're, talking about some of the damaging fats so we want to expand on that a. Little bit more so where do you find those damaging fats yes so if you're not in your kitchen and you can't you know. Scrounge through the cupboard and see, where those fats might be lurking let's give us some examples my I, thought I don't know why this comes to my mind but girl, scout cookies oh yeah if you, are. The person that you can't say no to That girl scout. I. Don't know why they have to be in those cookies but you will find some of those. Bad oils again the the worst offenders. Being soybean oil corn oil, cottonseed oil and canola oil or have. You, been through the fast food, drive through or or in a fast. Food joint in the past week or so I. Guarantee, you you've gotten one. Or or, more of those bad oils I just mentioned if you've been, eating fast food another.

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"cassie wenas" Discussed on MyTalk 107.1

MyTalk 107.1

02:14 min | 2 years ago

"cassie wenas" Discussed on MyTalk 107.1

"Injuring God. Blast I wish I made a homecoming got up the curve Outta myself worship with the bottle welcome back to Attrition If you're just joining, us I'm in studio with Caroline, Hudson I bet most of you listening, each we don't realize how much time we put into this. Program and I just realized, Caroline I, said if you're just joining, us I'm here with. Carolyn I didn't say who I am I'm Cassie Wenas But I just wanted to mention that we do spend a lot of time researching for dishing up nutrition depending. On the topic we put in ten to twelve. Hours a week We probably put in another four or five hours again depending on the topic just making, the show understandable and conversational so that it reaches our listeners where they're at so guess. What I'm saying? Is because of all the time we put into the? Show each week we would really love your feedback, so that we know if we are serving your needs are you learning? Are you using the information that we're? Sharing with you are you. Encouraging your family and friends to listen either to our live broadcast of dishing up nutrition, or to our podcast and are you writing any reviews on I tunes, about our podcasts we truly feel honored to, present our radio show in our podcast to you every week we have a passion about sharing this message that eating real food. Matters and our goal is to reach people worldwide We certainly have a health crisis here in United, States and many other countries do as well Eating real food is a simple message we know this but. When you implement this message meal after meal day after day it becomes a life changing habit so do let us know. Howard doing you can either send us an Email at. Email at weight and, wellness dot com, you, could, also, call, the, office. To give your feedback that, number.

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