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Emily Rae and Vanessa Schiffelbine

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Emily and Vanessa are a couple of Registered Dietitians (RDs) who love wellness but hate the myths surrounding it. Make it your 2021 resolution to stay above junk science + diet culture. Let the ladies of Wellness Myths dig into the research for you! Listen in as they talk to each other and various experts who question trendy topics.
 
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"Eat when you’re hungry, stop when you’re full”… simple, right? Well, it sure doesn’t feel like it for most of us! This week Vanessa is interviewing her co-host Emily who alongside being an RD is also a Certified Intuitive Eating Counselor! Emily has expertise in breaking down both hunger and fullness cues and is here to share all the nuances aroun…
 
Today’s episode includes a special guest- Sarasvati Hewitt, yin yoga teacher and sleep expert! Emily has been teaching yoga alongside Sarasvati for years so when the girls wanted to do an episode on sleep, we knew who to call. This one is filled with common myths surrounding a wellness practice we ALL engage in- SLEEP! Expect to learn about how to …
 
Hiiiiii!!!! The girls of Wellness Myths are back from a brief hiatus and ready to tackle a product that they just can’t stop hearing about- Athletic Greens! You’ve probably seen their A+ marketing all over your podcasts, targeted Instagram ads, and on your fave influencer’s page. We’re here to discuss exactly what’s in this new supplement, how it c…
 
Vanessa is flying solo in this episode. Do you feel like you’ve tried everything, but still can’t get rid of your acne? Wondering if nutrition matters when it comes to your skin health? In this Minisode, Vanessa dives into nutrition and lifestyle tips to get the clear skin you’ve been dreaming of! Reviews in the podcast directory of your choice are…
 
Did you know that the food you eat rots in your gut?? JUST KIDDING! It doesn’t, and your favorite dietitians take some time to explain why that doesn’t actually happen this week. Listen now to hear all about the Netflix show, “Cheer”, the watermelon cleanse, and body image. You’re not going to want to miss this one! Reviews in the podcast directory…
 
We’ve done NOOM. We’ve done Weight Watchers. Next up is calorie counting! We’re talking MyFitnessPal and your likely fraught relationship with it. Calorie counting has been touted as the way to claim control over your body and eating habits but is this really true? What does "calories in, calories out" mean? The girls discuss all this and much more…
 
It’s starting to feel like March 2020 out there folks and we know y’all need a little extra support this time around. Enter the COVID nutrition episode! We’re talking nutrition for prevention, nutrition for healing infection, and how to eat for general immune support. Get vaccinated, get your booster and get to downloading this episode to prepare y…
 
Why does society place sooo much emphasis on breakfast? Is it truly that important- moreso than lunch or dinner? The girls of Wellness Myths are here today to decode this old saying and give you the truth about your morning meal. Expect to leave armed with new scientific facts and tips for forming sustainable habits around all of your daily meals! …
 
Happy Holidays, Wellness Myths listeners! Emily and Vanessa are here with all of your last-minute gift ideas for your partner, best friend, in-law, or even for yourself. Links below are provided for your ease if you’d like to learn more about any of the mentioned products: Vitamix - Official website Sauna in a bag - Official website Foam roller - A…
 
It’s Thanksgiving week!!! The kickoff to the holiday season can be fun, filled with joy, and also steeped in DIET CULTURE. The girls are here to debunk every old Thanksgiving myth- does turkey REALLY make you tired? Are our tried and true favorite dishes ruining our health? How do we prepare for a big meal like this? Expect advice on how to deal wi…
 
Do you know the difference between a dietitian and a nutritionist? What about a health coach?! This episode was inspired by a painfully incorrect infographic about the difference between dietitians, nutritionists, and health coaches that floated around Instagram last week. The girls of Wellness Myths realized that they’re always telling you to trus…
 
In the year 2021, you’re probably getting a LOT of recommendations. But are those recommendations backed by peer-reviewed research, vetted by a healthcare professional, and ALSO from personal experience?? The girls of Wellness Myths thought not! Here are a few of their favorite things- we’re talking supplements, eating practices, beverages, and mor…
 
Weight Watchers has been around for longer than Emily and Vanessa and yet somehow it’s still kicking with new variations and, as of lately, tricky co-opts of intuitive eating. This episode will give you a little insight into the history of this gigantic company, the potentials for harm, and a deep dive into the data behind it all. Reviews in the po…
 
Cleanses have been around for a very long time and diet culture has sunk its teeth right into them. Whether its green juice, maple syrup in water, or simply a restrictive AF diet, cleanses seem to be a popular fad that’s here to stay. This episode will teach you who REALLY needs to do a cleanse, how you can support your body’s natural detoxificatio…
 
It’s time for the last macronutrient series episode: FAT! You’ve heard low-fat, non-fat, and reduced-fat… But do we really need to be limiting this nutrient in our diet? The girls of Wellness Myths are here to answer all of your burning questions and address all the myths about dietary fat. Expect to learn about the various types of fats, smoke poi…
 
Emily and Vanessa are here to dispel allll the myths around your favorite macro- PROTEIN! While it’s managed to evade the absolute slander carbs + fat have undergone in the media, there’s still a few things the girls of Wellness Myths want to clarify for you. We’re talking plant-based proteins, protein deficiency/overload, and just why protein is s…
 
Wellness Myths has covered a wide variety of topics by now but this week we’re getting back to the foundation with…. MACRONUTRIENTS! Carbohydrates are one of the three important macronutrients in your diet. Everyone has seen them demonized time and time again in the media but in reality we NEED carbs! This episode will focus in on how to implement …
 
THIS IS A RE-RELEASE. We have so many more listeners after nine months of doing this podcast, and we’re so grateful for each and every one of you. This episode was done super early in Wellness Myths’ existence. We figured we’d throw it back this week. Enjoy! Buckle in because there's a LOT of myth busting to do this episode! Emily and Vanessa welco…
 
Wellness Myths is excited to welcome back Dr. Danielle Reghi from Zen Space in Portland, Oregon. She has her doctorate in Chinese Medicine and one of her specialties is acupuncture. In this episode, the girls and Danielle will discuss needle phobias, what ailments acupuncture can play a role in healing, and the truth behind whether or not those tin…
 
You’ve seen the headlines before: ‘Sugar is Addictive: how to kick the habit’ or ‘Sugar: the new cocaine’…. But is that really true? In this episode the girls of Wellness Myths break down the science behind ‘sugar addiction’ with a healthy dose of both science and nuance. You’ll learn the different types of sugars, all about sugar alcohols, and whe…
 
The world of supplements is like the Wild West. You’ve got no idea which brand to pick, which ingredients are best, and if more expensive means higher quality. Well, the girls of Wellness Myths are here to answer your questions! This episode will delve into the regulation (or lack thereof) of supplements, who really needs a multivitamin, and how to…
 
Have you ever thought about meditation? Maybe you’ve heard it’s too difficult, you have to sit completely still, you can’t think of what you’re having for dinner later... Emily is here to tell you those are all MYTHS! Start your week off with some mindfulness that will feel accessible and impactful. Over the past couple years it has been even harde…
 
Ohhh, caffeine. The girls of Wellness Myths are certainly no strangers to this substance whether it's coming from a triple shot latte, a green tea, or an iced chai. But what impact does caffeine and all of these beverages really have on your health and wellness? How do we form a healthy relationship to this stimulant drug? Let's find out! Expect to…
 
The girls of Wellness Myths are back with another hot topic- this week it's all about SOY! Tofu, tempeh, edamame, miso, and soy milk are just a few examples of what amazing foods await you in the world of soy products. You've heard the rumors- soy increases estrogen in the body leading to breast cancer, bigger boobs, and decreased testosterone. The…
 
Wellness is about so much more than just the way you take care of yourself. It’s also about how we take care of the planet and the collective! In this episode we talk about climate issues like wildfires, droughts, invasive species and clear cropping. We promise we’re not trying to scare you. We just want you to be informed! BONUS: You’ll also learn…
 
Emotional eating is something we all struggle with from time to time. Whether it’s the classic ice cream pint on the couch post-breakup or using food to find pleasure at the end of a hard day, food is comfort. But is that a bad thing? The girls of Wellness Myths are here to break it down for you. Emily delves into the various types of hunger and th…
 
You’ve been told for YEARS now that a gluten free diet or food is inherently healthier than the alternative. Is this really true?? The girls of Wellness Myths delve into why people might ‘feel better’ on a GF diet, the true origins of this trend, and give you a quick guide on how to proceed with a suspected gluten sensitivity. Expect stories about …
 
Have you ever thought about meditation? Maybe you’ve heard it’s too difficult, you have to sit completely still, you can’t think of what you’re having for dinner later... Emily is here to tell you those are all MYTHS! We’re launching a beginners series on meditation every Monday morning- start your week off with some mindfulness that will feel acce…
 
Gut health is one of the buzziest words in wellness right now. How much of this term is all hype and how much is this term *actually* related to your health? Let's find out! Emily goes solo this week to interview registered dietitian and gut health expert Amanda Sauceda. You'll learn about healthy bowel movements (yes, we GO there), the truth behin…
 
Have you ever gotten food poisoning before? Not sure when it’s time to pitch that melon you cut up last week? Do you throw food out 12 hours after the printed expiration date? Join the girls of Wellness Myths as they gain insight into the world of food safety with registered dietitian Anna Gustafson. Expect to hear about the real truth behind expir…
 
There are SO MANY fad diets out there in the land of diet culture these days that it's getting hard to keep up with all of them. In this episode, the girls of Wellness Myths analyze one of the more popular diet apps- NOOM. Listeners will learn all about the red flags to watch out for in wellness marketing, the co-optive nature of diets when it come…
 
Well folks, we're almost into the warmer months and you know what that means- you're about to become even more dehydrated than usual. We all know one of the world's universal truths is that we aren't drinking nearly enough water. Expect to hear all about electrolytes, the dangers of both dehydration AND over hydration, tips to increase your persona…
 
Have you ever thought about meditation? Maybe you’ve heard it’s too difficult, you have to sit completely still, you can’t think of what you’re having for dinner later... Emily is here to tell you those are all MYTHS! We’re launching a beginners series on meditation every Monday morning- start your week off with some mindfulness that will feel acce…
 
Probiotics! Gut Health! The micro biome! Buzz words! The hosts of Wellness Myths are here to help listeners sift through the bevy of misinformation surrounding probiotics and how to use them. Expect to learn all about prebiotics (not a typo!), supplements, the effect antibiotics have on the gut, and the benefits of fermented foods. You’ll hear all …
 
Join Vanessa of Wellness Myths for a quick and dirty look at the latest trendy topic: chlorophyll water! Maybe you've seen it on TikTok or your favorite influencer's IG feed; Chlorophyll water is a super pretty, emerald green drink with many health claims like reducing acne and bloating. Are these true? Is this a worthwhile addition to your routine…
 
The long-awaited, many times requested episode has arrived... BMI! This one is jam-packed with research about weight that is going to absolutely blow your mind. The girls are here to answer what BMI *actually* is, address weight stigma in healthcare, and discuss the meaning of the Health at Every Size movement. If you’ve ever been told you need to …
 
Have you heard the buzz about collagen? Do you know what it’s made out of? Vanessa and Emily sure have! You’ve probably seen the pretty pink or blue canisters at your local Whole Foods shouting ‘COLLAGEN WILL CHANGE YOUR LIFE!’. The claims surrounding collagen involve smoother skin, healthier joints, and even supporting hair and nail growth. Are th…
 
Do you struggle with body image? The girls of Wellness Myths welcome Aaron Flores, RD to the podcast this week to discuss the idea of Body Trust and the body positivity movement. Aaron is here to enlighten us about self-acceptance, weight-inclusive care, and how to involve your partner in your journey of body healing. Expect to hear about how much …
 
Welcome to this week’s episode of Wellness Myths where Vanessa is here to answer all of your PMS questions! The girls discuss how to support your body during all phases of your cycle, the benefits of hormone testing, and whether or not birth control *really* is a tool to balance your hormones. Expect some side discussion about paint colors, the sec…
 
Welcome to a new type of Wellness Myths episode: TRENDING! Emily and Vanessa are here to demystify the latest fad diets and latest break-throughs in nutrition science. The aspect of these trends will be broken down into easily understandable pieces combined with the evidence-based (or not so evidence-based) claims behind them all. In this week's ep…
 
Ever been in the fitness supplement aisle while being peer-pressured by some guy with overly gelled hair in a muscle tee to buy a $60 canister or pre-workout or protein powder? Confused about how to eat for optimal fitness performance? Maybe you just want to feel better and have stamina to get through your favorite movement practice. This one is fo…
 
Emily and Vanessa are absolutely fired up about the ketogenic diet. They've been hearing about this for years at this point and since it doesn't seem to be going away any time soon- these keto diet myths MUST be debunked. The girls dig into the science behind being in 'ketosis', potential health risks, and the origin of this trendy diet. Expect to …
 
Have you ever thought about meditation? Maybe you’ve heard it’s too difficult, you have to sit completely still, you can’t think of what you’re having for dinner later... Emily is here to tell you those are all MYTHS! We’re launching a beginners series on meditation every Monday morning- start your week off with some mindfulness that will feel acce…
 
The girls were skeptical about meal prepping. Wouldn’t it be too much work and they'd get bored eating the same thing every day? Enter this week's guest: registered dietitian Ashley Kitchens. She busts the myth that meal prep is all about bland foods and not about your satisfaction. She has you covered with time-saving tips for batch cooking, how t…
 
Do you suffer from migraine or know someone who does? Wellness Myths is here to help! There's definitely been an uptick in people experiencing migraine over the past year and registered dietitian Kelli Yates is on this episode to help debunk some myths and bring light to alternative treatments for migraine. Aside from Kelli schooling the girls abou…
 
Emily and Vanessa are thrilled to welcome Lorraine Dallmeier to the podcast this week. She is a clean beauty expert and specializes in product formulation. Lorraine is here to debunk all the common myths surrounding the green beauty industry. Expect to learn what common ingredients in skincare means for your health, natural alternatives (we’re look…
 
Happy Valentine's Day from your favorite wellness podcast! This minisode will take you into the sexy world of aphrodisiacs. Emily + Vanessa will explore various foods and herbs that have long-standing claims of boosting libido, increasing potency, and sexual pleasure. You’ll hear about Champagne, the Placebo effect, and definitely more about erecti…
 
Buckle in because there's a LOT of myth busting to do this episode! Emily and Vanessa welcome Meghan Mills, LMT + pelvic floor therapist to this episode to share all of her expertise about the body. You can expect discussion on WTF a Kegel really is, expectations around sex with insertion, and whether or not you really are stuck peeing your pants a…
 
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