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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
 
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…
 
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…
 
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…
 
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…
 
Worry about dementia, Alzheimers, or losing your memory? Or do you just want to improve your brain function? Discover the best brain food and the MIND diet with Maggie Moon. PLUS: Learn how to win The MIND Diet book! ON THE SHOW: Statistics: 5.5 million Americans have Alzheimer’s 47 million Americans have some evidence of cognitive impairment The M…
 
More than 1 out of every 3 American adults has prediabetes, but 90% of these people don’t even know. Yikes! It may be you or someone you know. Anne Elizabeth, RD helps us celebrate National Diabetes Month by sharing essential info about diabetes. PLUS: The Weekly Challenge! What is Diabetes and Prediabetes? How does blood sugar and insulin relate? …
 
Is coconut good or bad for you? Are you crazy for coconut or does the coconut craze drive you crazy? Host Mary gives you the nutrition scoop on coconut. With lime. PLUS: The Nutrition Challenge! What Are the Potential Benefits of Coconut? What are the potential health risks of coconut? What do the studies show? Processed vs. Unprocessed Coconut Dif…
 
What weight loss and diet insights might Latin America inspire? Weight loss expert, Fulbright scholar, and author Dan Fenyvesi, MS, RD spills the beans. PLUS: A Book Give-Away! How Do Simple Meals Help You Lose Weight? What are simple foods that can help? The value of basic ingredients What Does “Structure is Meaning” Mean? What are the thermic eff…
 
Curious about why you overeat? Want to do something about it? Host Mary Purdy RD gives 5 simple do’s and don’ts. (BTW: Overeating may have nothing to do with will power) PLUS: Nutrition Challenge of the Week! MENTIONED ON SHOW: Announcing… The Winner of the Tilth Gift Certificate! Why Might You Be Overeating? The foods that make us feel good What i…
 
What insights does a master chef have about healthy living? Find out when Seattle Chef Maria Hines chats with Host Mary Purdy, RD. PLUS: The Weekly Nutrition Challenge! MENTIONED ON SHOW What is a Chef's Approach to Healthy Living? Thoughts on plant-based eating, eating seasonally, and clean eating. How does sustainability fit into the picture? Wha…
 
What is healthy food? And what exactly is a balanced diet? Conflicting messages from the media, health professionals, and our own body can be confusing! Host Mary Purdy RD makes it easy by dishing out healthy eating basics. PLUS: The Weekly Nutrition Challenge! DISCUSSED ON SHOW: How to create your own healthy plate with healthy food What are the m…
 
Do you care about sustainability? Join Mary and award-winning nutrition expert, Sharon Palmer, RD, as they discuss how our food choices effect the environment. PLUS: The Weekly Nutrition Challenge! How Do Different Diets Impact the Environment? The standard American diet A plant-based diet How Frozen and Preserved Foods Might Be Eco Friendly Foods …
 
"Why do I crave sugar?" Is this you? Humans are wired to love sweets, but you probably know that refined sugar is not so good for health. Understanding your cravings can be a great first step in making changes. Join host Mary Purdy RD, as she explores the possible reasons you're dipping into the candy/chip drawer, and provides easy tips that can he…
 
Many people wonder, "Is soy bad for you?" Join Mary and Whitney English, RD to find out the truth. Whitney E. RD is uniquely qualified to answer this question. She uses her background as a reporter to find the truth about foods. In her research into 1000's of studies on soy, she found a lot of misconceptions about this food that needed correcting. …
 
Menopause is something that every woman faces in her life. It can be a confusing and uncomfortable time for women, with many changes happening at once. Find out the three big health areas to watch in this episode and hear Mary's tips to help you or your loved ones get the most out of this phase of life. PLUS: The Weekly Challenge! THIS SHOW INCLUDE…
 
Learn how herbal medicine may help people address specific concerns and support healthy nutrition. Mary talks with Ayla Barmmer, Registered Dietitian and co-host of Real Food Radio, who specializes in women’s health, with a special emphasis on fertility nutrition. Find out which herbs relax, which ones energize, and so much more. PLUS: The Weekly C…
 
This show is all about SMOOTHIES! Check out this episode to find out the one ingredient that Mary loves to include in her smoothies that you would normally find in a burrito. PLUS: The Weekly Lifestyle Challenge! 3 Top Reasons Why Smoothies Are So Great How To Make A Smoothie Smoothie Base Fruit in your smoothie Good greens for smoothies What if yo…
 
Host Mary Purdy, RD talks with Sara Dean, a fitness professional, author and speaker. They discuss how to feel awesome in your skin by moving a little (or a lot) each day. PLUS: The Weekly Challenge! What Is The Relationship Between Nutrition And Moving Your Body ? Impacts on the rest of your life How To Shift Your Mindset To Make You WANT To Worko…
 
Your microbiome is essential for many functions of the body. In this episode, host Mary Purdy gives us five things we can do to keep our gut bacteria happy and healthy. PLUS: The Weekly Challenge! ON THIS SHOW How Can You Improve Your Microbiome? What foods do your microbiota like best? What can you do to avoid cardiovascular disease? What About Pr…
 
Many people don’t feel like they have the means or accessibility to purchase healthy foods. Host Mary Purdy talks with Registered Dietician Wendy Lopez, MS, RD, about eating healthy on a budget when the food recommendations seem unfamiliar or out of reach. Wendy Lopez, MS, RD is the clinical outpatient dietitian at Open Door Family Medical Center i…
 
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! The Best Food For Weight Loss (the What) How dietary fiber can be your best friend When to Eat For Weight Loss Worki…
 
Get the health benefits of turmeric: the bulb, the spice, the miracle worker! This incredible food can protect against cancer and inflammation all while it supports your brain, heart and liver. Listen to this week's show to learn about how turmeric can help you and how to get more of it in your diet through cooking and supplements and a little some…
 
Skin is honest. It tells you about your internal health. If you or someone you know has eczema, acne, psoriasis, or other skin issues--OR if you're interested in glowing, super healthy skin, give a listen. We chat with Christa Biegler who knows a bunch about eczema and other skin issues. PLUS: The Weekly Nutrition Challenge! Episode Includes: How y…
 
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