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Curious about which of the many alternative milks out there is the "best" one? Hemp milk? Almond milk? Soy milk? We explore not only the health benefits but the environmental impact of these milks to help you understand how to make the choice that's right for you! For more info and recipes check out our Show Notes: https://marypurdy.co/88/…
 
Garbanzos or chickpeas? No matter what you call 'em, you can't beat these nutritional gems. Find out why chickpeas are so darn healthy for both you and Mother Nature. Plus, is there a bean that's more versatile? We have recipe ideas galore. Are you ready to join our chickpea commission? Tune in. For more info and recipes check out our Show Notes: h…
 
With all the screen time these days, our eyes are getting a bit of a work out! We're talking strain, fatigue, blurry vision, dryness, plus a myriad of other issues that affect eyes regardless of our device exposure. Did you know that nutrition can play a role in the health of those eyeballs? Whether it's aging, the screens or both, our eyes could u…
 
How have your eating habits changed during Covid? What comfort food do you turn to in times of stress? While numerous rituals around food have been disrupted this year, it is also a perfect time to develop new habits, to build community and connection, and to help create resilience. Find out how! For more info, check out our Show Notes: https://mar…
 
Can diet help manage hormonal imbalances and PCOS? The answer is a resounding yes! “The Hormone Dietitian” Melissa Groves Azzaro discusses power foods and functional approaches to hormonal balance. Plus, a giveaway of Melissa's amazing cookbook "A Balanced Approach to PCOS." For more info, check out our SHOW NOTES: https://marypurdy.co/84/…
 
Collard green wraps are magical. This dark leafy green cranks up the nutritional value of what might normally be a wimpy sandwich. Learn about the health benefits and get some inspiration about what to put inside your yummy wrap. For more info, check out our SHOW NOTESBy Mary Purdy, MS, RD, Nutrition Expert and Dietitian | Hocus Focus Media
 
Check out the full Hot & Bothered archive here. Hot & Bothered is produced by Colin Kinniburgh. Music: Mercurias Meet Victor Rice, “Carregar (Instrumental),” courtesy of Total Running Time. Ten days out from Election Day, it looks like the worst has been averted. A presidential candidate who ran on the most ambitious climate platform the US has eve…
 
Is soil just dirt? Learn about why growing food using organic or regenerative farming practices can help prevent soil erosion, support the environment and ultimately produce more nutritious foods that can support and improve your health. Join our conversation with Jennifer Maynard. For recipes and more info, check out our SHOW NOTES.…
 
Are you aware of the prevalence of chemicals in our environment? Whether it's chemicals in your food, your personal care products, your clothes, or other household items, these chemicals can affect your health. Learn how you can reduce your risks with Dr. Aly Cohen. IN THIS EPISODE WE’LL COVER SOME OF THESE QUESTIONS: - Where do environmental chemi…
 
Need a crash course in autoimmune issues? Andrea Nakayama from the Functional Nutrition Alliance joins us to discuss functional nutrition approaches to autoimmunity and how balancing food, movement, mindset and environment can make a huge difference when it comes to taming inflammation, improving your energy and resolving symptoms. IN THIS EPISODE …
 
Curious about how soil quality affects food quality? There's a strong connection. Soil health supports human health. Find out how regenerative agriculture is being utilized to heal our soil and ultimately save humanity. Join Mary Purdy as she interviews Jeff Tkach from the Rodale Institute. IN THIS EPISODE WE’LL COVER SOME OF THESE QUESTIONS: - Wha…
 
Having thyroid issues doesn't always mean that the thyroid is what needs to be treated. Most hypothyroidism can be attributed to the autoimmune disease called Hashimoto's Thyroiditis. In this episode, you'll find out how to support your body with nutrition and lifestyle habits that support overall health of the body and may be able to bring thyroid…
 
In the final episode of this pandemic edition of Hot & Bothered, Kate and Daniel reflect on the lessons of the last few months and the prospects for ecosocialism in this decade. They discuss a new, $1.5 billion green infrastructure bill introduced by House Democrats; why dismantling the carceral state is key to climate politics; how the climate mov…
 
The growing call to defund the police is inextricable from a wider push to democratize our institutions—from city governments up to the Federal Reserve Bank—so that they serve the multiracial working class rather than Wall Street. This, at its core, is what the Green New Deal is all about. But what does an abolitionist, ecosocialist program look li…
 
It took the mainstream climate movement a long time to come around to the idea that racial justice is climate justice. And while that understanding has solidified in recent years under pressure from frontline communities—shaping the push for a Green New Deal—many environmental groups are still uncertain about how to put it into practice. For New Yo…
 
As uprisings against police violence and for black liberation have swept the nation over the past ten days, the climate movement has taken note. Groups ranging from the Sierra Club to the League of Conservation Voters have issued statements condemning racist violence; the Sunrise Movement and 350.org have gone further, echoing the call from racial …
 
On April 20, oil prices did something they’ve never done before. The value of West Texas Intermediate crude, a U.S. benchmark, dipped below zero for a few hours—trading as low as negative $40 a barrel. “I don’t think any of us can really believe what we saw today,” one industry analyst told AP. “This kind of rewrites the economics of oil trading.” …
 
The New Deal is often remembered for bringing the United States Social Security, the Works Progress Administration, and a blossoming of working-class culture underwritten by federal arts programs. In many parts of the country, it also cemented the vicious institutional racism of Jim Crow, the result of a devil’s bargain struck with the Southern Dix…
 
In its sheer scope, climate change may be an unprecedented threat. But that doesn’t mean communities—in particular communities of color—haven’t faced existential threats before. As we now navigate the twin crises of climate and the COVID-19 pandemic, who better to lead a mass movement for a greener, more equal future? Mary Annaïse Heglar has addres…
 
From crocus blooms to interstates, the material world we live in sets the conditions for our politics. What would it take to establish collective, democratic rule over the material terms of our shared lives? How can we, as an “infrastructure species,” transform both our physical and political infrastructures—and even ourselves in the process? And h…
 
Is organic food better than conventionally grown food? Find out why supporting organic farming might just benefit both you and the planet. - Why is it important to eat/buy organic? - How do organic & sustainable farming practices benefit the environment? - How does organic farming help human health? - What's soil got to do with it? - Can bacteria b…
 
Under the weight of COVID-19, every lie we’ve been told about how the economy works is busting open, and our institutions are revealing themselves to be incapable of offering a path to recovery. Worse yet, many governments are using the crisis as a pretext for a punishing return to austerity. Why? The answer can be summed up in one word: debt, an i…
 
The last two months have seen the left come closer than it has in decades to nominating a U.S. presidential candidate, only to end in stinging defeat. In Congress, Democratic leaders have been on the back foot in negotiating record stimulus spending amid a historic crisis. For the U.S. left, in other words, the current moment in many ways looks lik…
 
With half of the planet on lockdown, many people around the world have been suddenly confronted with an issue they’re not used to thinking about in political terms: food. From empty supermarket shelves sparking fears of shortages, to farmers dumping out lagoons’ worth of milk, to endless lines forming outside of food banks and migrant workers facin…
 
In this time of uncertainty, staying healthy is key. Food can make a difference in enhancing or hampering your immune system. We offer tips and ideas for foods to include and those you may want to minimize. Supplements make a cameo appearance as well. IN THIS EPISODE WE'LL COVER SOME OF THESE QUESTIONS: How might diet help with staying healthy? Why…
 
Still hot… still bothered… and now facing a global crisis rivaled only by the climate emergency itself. Kate Aronoff and Daniel Aldana Cohen are back with a new season of Hot & Bothered, the podcast on climate politics for the 99%, hosted by Dissent magazine. Every Thursday, they’ll be joined by friends and special guests far and wide, to make sens…
 
Still hot… still bothered… and now facing a global crisis rivaled only by the climate emergency itself. Kate Aronoff and Daniel Aldana Cohen are back for a new season of Hot & Bothered, the podcast on climate politics for the 99%, hosted by Dissent magazine. Every Thursday, they’ll be joined by friends and special guests far and wide, to make sense…
 
This podcast episode is part of a special mini-series on Designing the Green New Deal. The Hot & Bothered podcast will return from a hiatus next Thursday, April 9. Tune in with Kate and Daniel for weekly episodes on how we tackle climate change amid the coronavirus emergency. To win a Green New Deal, we need to deepen and expand mass movements and …
 
This podcast episode is part of a special mini-series on Designing the Green New Deal. The Hot & Bothered podcast will return from a hiatus next Thursday, April 9. Tune in with Kate and Daniel for weekly episodes on how we tackle climate change amid the coronavirus emergency. To win a Green New Deal, we need to deepen and expand mass movements and …
 
This podcast episode is part of a special mini-series on Designing the Green New Deal. The Hot & Bothered podcast will return from a hiatus next Thursday, April 9. Tune in with Kate and Daniel for weekly episodes on how we tackle climate change amid the coronavirus emergency. To win a Green New Deal, we need to deepen and expand mass movements and …
 
This podcast episode is part of a special mini-series on Designing the Green New Deal. The Hot & Bothered podcast will return from a hiatus next Thursday, April 9. Tune in with Kate and Daniel for weekly episodes on how we tackle climate change amid the coronavirus emergency. To win a Green New Deal, we need to deepen and expand mass movements and …
 
Coffee. Caffeine. Are they really all that bad for your health? The answer to that question is nuanced and is potentially good news for coffee-lovers. IN THIS EPISODE WE'LL COVER SOME OF THESE QUESTIONS: Is coffee bad for me? Good for me? What about my ritual with coffee? What are the health benefits of coffee? How do different people respond diffe…
 
Healthy, radiant, glowing skin. We all want it but aren't sure of the how-tos. What if the answer wasn't just creams, face washes and oils but changing your diet? Join Mary and Ashley Koff, RD to set the record straight on the effects of diet and lifestyle on your skin. IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL FIND OUT ABOUT: How does diet affect your skin? What are…
 
Diabetes is on the rise, but there's a lot you can do to prevent it! Mary spells out simple ways to help keep your blood sugar balanced and reduce your risk of developing blood sugar issues. And it may surprise you to learn that it's not all about the sweets! IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL FIND OUT ABOUT: Why high blood sugar may be harmful to your health …
 
Four easy ways to lose weight: Host Mary Purdy, uncovers four painless weight loss tips if you are in a place where your weight has plateaued and you are looking for new strategies that may help. PLUS: The Weekly Nutrition Challenge! (Rebroadcast of episode 41) The Best Food For Weight Loss (the What) How dietary fiber can be your best friend When …
 
Many people want to eat healthy but feel like it's just too expensive. Mary Purdy shares the secrets of cheap healthy meals. Luckily, what's good for your wallet is also good for the environment. IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL FIND OUT ABOUT: Where you may be spending unnecessary money on food Why healthy eating is not as expensive as you think! What you c…
 
Cholesterol is generally considered a bad thing. But today, Mary debunks common cholesterol myths, explains the difference between good cholesterol and bad, and how to improve your numbers. PLUS: The nutrition challenge! IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL FIND OUT ABOUT: Why is cholesterol such a hot topic? Have you checked your cholesterol recently Where can …
 
Concerned (or just curious) about climate change and think you can't make a difference? Think again! What you eat (or don't eat) matters. Mary Purdy, RD chats about how you can reduce your carbon footprint with a few simple dietary tweaks. PLUS: The Nutrition Challenge of the Week! SHOW NOTES: How our diets can have an impact on climate change (Wha…
 
Ever get heartburn or acid reflux? You may not need to immediately reach for medication. Mary Purdy, RD, gives the scoop on natural remedies for heartburn. PLUS: The Nutrition Challenge of the Week! In this episode you’ll find out: What is heartburn (acid reflux) exactly? Do you have any of the symptoms What are the things that cause heartburn? Wha…
 
Men live shorter and are, in general, less healthy than women. Dr. Myles Spar tells us how to achieve optimal men's health, why men are not proactive when it comes to health and how to challenge men in your life to start implementing healthy habits. Plus: Win a free-food gift card! Why do women live longer than men? And why it’s not genetic What ar…
 
Food doesn't just fuel us. It can juice us up! Learn about 7 aphrodisiac foods that might add some excitement to your life. Plus: Win a free-food gift card. What are aphrodisiac foods? What is it that makes these foods sexy? What nutrition elements contribute to aphrodisiac foods? B vitamins Zinc Boron Flavonoids And some others What physiological …
 
Your health isn't just about the food you eat. You gotta move, too. But who has the time?! Mandy Enright helps us busy people get started with yoga and meditation. Plus: How to win a free-food gift card! What is the difference of yoga and mediation? Definitions and terms; Asanas vs Yoga vs Meditation What does RYT mean? How to get started with yoga…
 
We often pass up undervalued healthy foods we (and your family) might just love! Guest Liz Weiss offers reasons (and recipes!) to reconsider these seven foods. Plus: How to win a free-food gift card! Undervalued Healthy Food #1 Why should you eat barley? What is pearl barley? How do you cook barley? What is the nutritional value of barley? What are…
 
Does your body feel less than 100%? Have you had a week (or month or year) of heavy eating or drinking? Did you make a new year’s resolution around your health? It may be time for a “body reset.” Taking this simple, whole food action might be just the thing. PLUS: Find out how to win the best olive oil ever. IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL FIND OUT ABOUT: W…
 
Protein is important for everyone’s diet. But are you getting enough plant-based protein? Here is a quick take on why plant-based protein could be your new best friend and where to find it, from Host Mary Purdy, RD. MENTIONED ON THE SHOW: What is a plant-based protein? Why should I care about plant-based proteins? Nutritional benefits Environmental…
 
What are GMO Foods and why should you care? Where do you find GMO’s? How do they affect human health and the environment? Special guest Melinda Hemmelgarn, RD tells all. PLUS: The Nutrition Challenge of the Week! Statistics: Around 90% of all corn, soy, canola oil and sugar beets produced in the US is GMO. Around 75% of processed foods in supermark…
 
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