September 14 2014

Ask the Nutritionist

This week Darlene and Lea answer your nutrition questions. Some of the questions asked, "How much fat should I eat?"  "What should I do if I'm dairy sensitive?" "Do I need to take calcium if I'm taking magnesium?" 

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September 7 2014

PCOS & Nutrition: What You Need to Know

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) is the most common cause of female infertility. When a woman has PCOS, eggs are not released during ovulation. Instead, they stay in the ovaries and develop into small cysts. PCOS has several symptoms including irregular menstrual cycles, excess body hair, acne and depression. Listen in with hosts Darlene Kvist, Brenna Thompson and Jaime Carlson to learn what causes PCOS and what you can do nutritionally for PCOS.

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August 31 2014

My 90-Pound Weight Loss Journey

68% of adults are overweight or obese, and 33% of children are overweight or obese. Our special guest, Nell Kauls, went on her first diet at age 12 and proceeded to diet on and off for 25 years. Many adults with weight issues are misinformed about how to lose weight and learn poor nutritional habits early on in life and carry this misinformation into their adulthood. We are excited to have NWW client Nell Kauls on this episode because she is a client that has been successful in changing her habits and lifestyle in order to lose 90 pounds. Tune in as she talks with host Kara Carper about how she did it and how you can be successful too.
 

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August 24 2014

Solving the Metabolism Mystery

Have you ever put off getting your annual physical because you knew you would have to be weighed and you just couldn’t face the numbers? Do you have a slow metabolism and find it frustrating to find a solution? On this episode, we give you some clues to solving your metabolism mystery including thyroid problems, lack of protein and fat in the diet, intestinal issues, and deficiencies of key minerals and vitamins. Tune in with hosts Darlene Kvist, Katie Vigesaa and Jamie Carlson.

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August 17 2014

The Gluten Connection to Depression

Depression is the leading cause of disability worldwide and people spend 15 billion dollars annually on anti-depressant medications. So what’s causing people to feel so depressed? Could the foods they’re eating be contributing to their low moods? On this episode, hosts Darlene Kvist and Cassie Weness take a close look at gluten and it’s connection to depression. Many people relate gluten sensitivity solely to gastrointestinal issues, but the reality is, gluten can affect any organ including the brain.

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August 10 2014

Brain-building Foods for Kids and Teens

Nowadays, kids are dealing with a wide variety of brain issues such as ADD and ADHD, autism, apraxia (delayed speech), learning problems or learning disabilities, depression, anxiety, behavior problems, aggression and hostility. These conditions are becoming more and more common. We all want our kids to have the best brain health possible, but what’s the best way to achieve it? Often, there is misinformation coming at us from different sources like TV, the Internet or fad diets. Listen in as hosts Kara Carper and Lea Wetzell give you science-based information on how to nourish your child's brain starting from conception all the way up to adolescence.
 

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August 3 2014

Pain-Free Joints

Did you know that knee replacement surgeries are expected to increase by 673% in the next 20 years? And hip replacements are expected to increase 174% in the next 20 years? Why are people’s joints breaking down more than ever before? Listen in to this episode with hosts Darlene Kvist and Brenna Thompson as they talk about why you may be experiencing joint pain and what you can do to have pain-free joints.

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July 28 2014

Why Can’t I Give Up Sugar?

Are you having a hard time giving up sugar, chocolate, bread or pastries? It’s important to understand that cravings are not from a lack of willpower, but rather by biochemical imbalances. Balancing blood sugar and managing vitamin and mineral deficiencies are key to eliminating cravings. Listen in with hosts Lea Wetzell and Kate Crosby as they tell you what you can do to stop your sugar cravings.

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July 21 2014

Fertility Problems with special guest Greg Peterson

There is so much misinformation out there about fertility problems. It used to be common to think that infertility was a woman’s problem, but now we know 30-40% of infertility cases are due to the man’s infertility. What are the causes of fertility problems for both men and women? How do food choices impact fertility? And what else is causing couples problems when it comes to conceiving a healthy baby? Listen in with hosts Darlene Kvist, Brenna Thompson and special guest Greg Peterson from Nutri-Dyn as we address these infertility questions.

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July 13 2014

Nutrition to Prevent Shingles

If you have had shingles you know how painful it can be. It is a rash that begins as a cluster of small red spots that usually blister. Often times people get shingles around their waist or near the nerve by the eye. Shingles is very painful and often it lasts for several weeks. Its cause is most often blamed on stress, but did you know that what you’re eating can trigger a shingles outbreak as well? Listen in as hosts Darlene Kvist, Katie Vigesaa and JoAnn Ridout talk about a shingles prevention plan.

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