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Welcome to Spot On! hosted by Dr. Joan Salge Blake, Nutrition Author, Media Expert, and Nutrition Professor at Boston University. Spot On! covers timely nutrition topics, offering accurate and practical health and wellness information.
 
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How can we reap the dual benefits of intermittent fasting? Joining us today is Sangeeta Pradhan, a Registered Dietitian and Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist, is the Diabetes Program Coordinator of Charles River Medical Associates, and is currently the Chair of the Central Massachusetts Dietetic Association. Sangeeta is a sought-afte…
 
Gut health is not another health fad, the hype is here to stay! Dr. Noel Mueller is coming on Spot On! to talk about the world of the microbiome and its connection with our wellness. Dr. Noel has published over 80 articles on the etiology, prevention or treatment of chronic diseases. He has also co-authored a book chapter in Nutrition and Type 2 Di…
 
With the right strategies and recipes, cooking can be less laborious for you. This week on Spot On!, registered dietitian and cookbook author Rosanne Rust - MS RDN, is sharing many tips for people to save time while cooking healthy balanced meals at home. Rosanne is an internationally recognized nutrition expert and author, blogger and truth-seeker…
 
Sugar substitutes often get a bad reputation, but can they be better alternatives to excess sugar? Our guest for this week, Hope Warshaw, MMSc, RD, CDCES, BC-ADM, has been a dietitian for over forty years and certified diabetes care and education specialist for nearly as many. She has especially been engaged in the topic of helping people reduce th…
 
A holistic approach to taking care of the immune system does not include "immune-boosting" promises. Nationally recognized media registered dietitian, Ginger Hultin MS RDN, came on Spot On! to talk about how our diets influence our immune systems. Ginger owns Seattle-based integrative nutrition practices, Champagne Nutrition, and Seattle Cancer Nut…
 
The past, present, and future of food media: who we are, who we want to be, and who we can be. Through her book called "Diners, Dudes, and Diets: How Gender and Power Collide in Food Media and Culture", Emily Contois hopes to empower people to be critical consumers of food media. Emily is a researcher, writer, and university professor on the topics…
 
Marci Evans came on today's Spot On! episode to discuss an alternative approach to dietary behavior change that emphasizes healthful behaviors instead of weight loss called "Health At Every Size". As a Certified Eating Disorder Registered Dietitian and Supervisor and certified Intuitive Eating Counselor, Marci has dedicated her career to counseling…
 
Do you really need to take supplements and how much is enough? Can vitamins fix a poor diet? This week on Spot On!, we have Elizabeth Ward, MS, RDN joining us to share her expertise on vitamin and mineral supplements. Elizabeth is an award-winning nutrition communicator, writer, and recipe developer. As a spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition a…
 
Welcome to another season of Spot On! To start off Season 5, we are thrilled to have Dr. Caitlin Dow return to debunk the biggest myths about weight loss. Are some weight loss tips you keep hearing over and over again science-based? Tune in to find out. --- Thank you for listening! Find us on Social: www.facebook.com/SpotOnDrJSB/ www.instagram.com/…
 
Many college students don't get enough to eat. Consequently, food insecurity on campus negatively affects students' health and academic performance. To tackle this issue, Dr. Laura Frank, Ph.D. has shared with us her expertise in combating food insecurity and food waste, especially among college students. Dr. Laura is a licensed dietitian nutrition…
 
The secret formula that will improve your workout performance is G + P. Trusted by sports athletes from all over the world, sports nutritionist Nancy Clark, RD shares with Spot On! listeners the winning sports diet. Nancy has worked with various athletes including members of the Boston Celtics and the Boston Red Sox. Listen now to learn why G + P i…
 
Prepare to be surprised by the facts behind processed foods. Here is a hint: it's all about the food quality and how we are eating these foods. We are delighted to have America's Favorite Food Scientist, Dr. Taylor Wallace, PhD, CFS, FACN, joining us on this episode. As the founder of the Think Healthy Group, Dr. Taylor is dedicated to providing hi…
 
This episode is all about the science behind sleep and how reframing your attitude toward sleep can improve your overall wellbeing. Our expert in sleep health, Dr. Michael Grandner, PhD, MTR, has joined us today to reveal how your perception of your health does not accurately reflect the truth. The sooner you prioritize sleeping like having a balan…
 
Obesity is not simply a matter of willpower and overeating is not the culprit of obesity. Media dietitian Lauren Pincus, MS, RDN is here to tell the untold story of obesity. As an expert in weight management and prediabetes, Lauren has worked with celebrities, major corporations, charitable organizations, and schools. She emphasizes the current iss…
 
Are plant proteins really the perfect alternative to animal proteins? Did you know that some plant proteins are missing certain amino acids that the body needs? Lindsay Moyer, MS, RDN has joined us in this episode to reveal the good and bad of plant-based burgers. Lindsay is a Registered Dietician and the Senior Nutritionist for Nutrition Action He…
 
Eating disorder was once invisible to David Proctor, BSc, MSc, a Terrier who became the first collegiate athlete in New England to run a sub-4-minute mile. As David is training for his 5th consecutive Olympic trials in 2020, he came on SpotOn! to share his story of living through and recovering from disordered eating. Joining David today is one of …
 
Your dishes might not be as clean as you think. When was the last time you sanitize that kitchen sponge? How to prevent food poisoning in your kitchen? Caitlin Dow, Ph.D. came on SpotOn! to bust common myths about food safety. As a Senior Nutritionist at the Center in the Public Interest, Caitlin has published many articles on various topics includ…
 
New England Patriot's Joejuan Williams reveals his secrets to making smart choices on SpotOn! As a professional American football athlete, Joejuan shows grit and resilience not only during each gameplay but also in life. He has been mindful of handling money at a young age and the years of saving have inspired investing. Listen to learn Joejuan's m…
 
Does dairy break you out? Can chocolate clog your pores? 30 to 40% percent of adults - especially females - suffer from acne. Research tells us it’s often linked to diet. We’re chatting with Dr. Patricia Farris, a dermatologist and professor at Tulane University, to talk about how which foods cause acne, and which make you glow! Dr. Farris was also…
 
Today on Spot On!, Farm Girl Chef Elisabeth Watkins is here to share insights on the connection between the agriculture and the culinary world. As the 6th generation cattle rancher and farmer and the winner of Food Network’s Chopped Junior, Watkins talks about agriculture misinformation and reveals tips to sneak in extra fruits and vegetables in yo…
 
Today on Spot On!, we’re talking humor! Laughter benefits us physically and emotionally. We have on Peter McGraw, an expert in emotions and behavioral economics, to teach us how humor works and why we should laugh more. Learn more about Peter: https://www.petermcgraw.org/ I’m Not Joking Podcast: https://www.petermcgraw.org/podcasts/im-not-joking/ T…
 
Today on Spot On!, we’re talking to author Elizabeth Svoboda about how helping others, even in small ways, can boost your mood and help you cope. Check out Elizabeth’s article: https://greatergood.berkeley.edu/article/item/helping_others_can_help_you_cope_with_lockdown Check out her books: https://elizabethsvoboda.com/books/ Thank you for listening…
 
From bogus cures to fake home testing kits, American consumers are losing tens of millions of dollars to Covid-19-related frauds. As the pandemic continues to impact the country, people are more vulnerable than ever to misinformation. How can we protect ourselves from getting scammed? To answer this question, we brought on Timothy Caulfield, a prof…
 
Today on Spot On!, we’re talking to Dr. Dori Hutchinson about how to care for your mental health after your routine has been completely disrupted. She’ll teach us how to manage anxiety and why we should practice self-acceptance. Dr. Hutchinson helps students and adults who live with serious mental health conditions to develop the critical functiona…
 
Itching for a new activity or hobby to take on? Today on Spot On! college student Abby Gross shares her favorite ways to keep busy at home. Check out Abby's HerCampus article: https://www.hercampus.com/school/bu/five-ways-stay-busy-your-own ::::: Thank you for listening! Find us on Social: www.facebook.com/SpotOnDrJSB/ www.instagram.com/spot_on_pod…
 
Being stuck at home doesn’t mean you have to stop moving. Today on Spot On! we’re talking to Kate Durant from the Boston University Fitness and Recreation Center. An accomplished athlete (with an Ironman under her belt), Kate is a certified personal trainer and knows how to get people in shape. Kate teaches us how to incorporate some physical activ…
 
What foods should you stock up on? Is it safe to eat fresh produce amid the Covid-19 outbreak? In the first episode of our Quarantine series, we're talking to registered dietitian and recipe developer Toby Amidor to learn how to maintain a nutritious diet during a global pandemic. Check out Toby Amidor Nutrition for recipes and information about he…
 
This week on Spot On!, we're revisiting the topic of frozen food from Season 2. As people across the country limit their trips to the grocery store, frozen food is seeing a resurgence. ::::: Frozen foods and frozen meals get a bad rep, but could they actually have the same or MORE nutritional value than fresh foods? Nutritionist Heather Mangieri jo…
 
This week on Spot On!, we're revisiting the topic of meditation. We're re-releasing an episode from Season 1 that we hope can help you find mental stability and clarity with everything that is going on in the world. ::::: Dr. Joan Salge Blake speaks with Dr. Ilana Licht, PhD and Molly Pelletier about why and how you can easily add meditation to you…
 
This week, we're joined by Maye Musk — supermodel, supermom, and registered dietitian. A lot goes wrong in life, even when you have a plan. Maye takes us through her life journey, and explains how she triumphed through adversity, raised successful children (including Kimbal, Tosca, and Elon Musk), and worked on her own career as a dietitian and mod…
 
There’s more to sexual health than condoms and the pill. In this episode of Spot On! we’re talking with Boston University Professor Sophie Godley, DrPH, MPH. Dr. Godley answers all the questions we’ve been too embarrassed to ask: Do I need a condom? I think I have an STD - What should I do? Do I need the HPV vaccine? We'll also touch on fertility a…
 
| About This Episode | What's the difference between health and healthcare? Is obesity a choice? In this episode, we talk with world-renowned public health expert Dr. Sandro Galea. Dr. Galea is a physician, epidemiologist, and professor and dean at the Boston University School of Public Health. Dr. Galea talks about global health misconceptions and…
 
| About This Episode | Can a zinc lozenge cure a cold? What about chicken noodle soup? This week on SpotOn!, NYC-based RD Jackie London will cover everything we've been wondering about immunity. Does dairy make us congested? Can honey heal a sore threat? We also learn what to eat to boost our immune system and help stop a cold in its tracks. Jackie…
 
| About This Episode | Is your coffee addiction (ahem, habit) bad for your health? Or, do the benefits of coffee outweigh the pitfalls? This week on SpotOn!, we're talking with author Elizabeth Ward, MS, RD. Elizabeth will tell us everything we've been wondering about our favorite pick-me-up — including its impact on sleep, hazards, and how to avoi…
 
| About This Episode | Looking for a new way to spice up your resume while learning about another culture? Today, we're learning how to make this decision from two study abroad veterans: Boston University student Brandy Moser, and Ilse Damkoehler, who works with BU Study Abroad. They'll share their valuable knowledge and teach us how to choose the …
 
| About This Episode | Setting a New Year’s resolutions is easy. Keeping it is hard. We're kicking off season 3 with Keri Gans, MS, RD, author of The Small Change Diet: 10 Steps for a Thinner You. Keri will teach us how to set — and actually keep — our healthy resolutions. With proper planning and small steps, anyone can start fresh! Thank you for …
 
| About This Episode | It's good for your wallet, the environment, and your wardrobe. This week on Spot On! we're talking thrifting with Jessica Vuong. Jessica is a recent college grad who wants to help us reduce our carbon footprint by shopping second-hand. This episode is chock full of tips for anyone who wants to save money, shop sustainably, an…
 
| About This Episode | This week on Spot On! we're talking snacks. Americans love to snack, but we're not snacking smartly. The most popular snacks? Chips and chocolate. On this week's episode, we talk with Rachel Paul, PhD, RD, of the College Nutritionist. Listen to find out the reasons behind why we snack, and how we can choose snacks that are he…
 
| About This Episode | Do you trust farmers to have your best interest and health in mind? Leah McGrath, a dietitian for almost 25 years, does! Leah has spent the last eight years visiting farms of all types and sizes. This week Leah joins us on Spot On! to talk about what actually happens at farms, and why everyone should hug a farmer. Enjoy this …
 
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