January 25 2015

Six Important Supplements

To feel your best, start by changing your eating. Stop eating sugar and processed carbohydrates and stop consuming bad fats. Instead, choose real foods. Often, choosing real foods eliminates aches and pains, helps us sleep better at night, revs up our metabolism and so much more. But sometimes people need added support by way of quality supplements to heal their bodies. What supplements could help you feel better? Find out with Darlene Kvist, Brenna Thompson and supplement expert Greg Peterson from NutriDyn.

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January 18 2015

How Food Can Help the Defiant Child

Is your child exhibiting defiant behavior at home or school? Unbalanced blood sugar could be part of your child’s problem. In addition, if your child’s brain is low in serotonin, he/she might experience depression, have cravings for sweets, worry excessively, and some studies even show kids with low serotonin have an increase in outbursts and violent behavior. Eating enough protein is key to increasing serotonin. A healthy digestive tract is also important for brain health—yes, you read that right. Ninety percent of the body’s serotonin is made in the gut, so an unhealthy gut can contribute to bad behavior because the body isn’t able to produce enough serotonin. The good news is there is a lot you can do for your child. Listen in with hosts Darlene Kvist, JoAnn Ridout and Angela Makepeace to discover all the ways you can help your child improve his or her behavior.

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January 11 2015

The Science of Metabolism

Does obesity run in families or does insulin resistance run in families; and what effects do the family’s food choices have? Is it a tradition to make and eat lefse, Christmas cookies, bars, Jell-o salads, mashed potatoes, Rice Krispie bars and take trips to the Dairy Queen for Blizzards? All those family traditions I mentioned include high sugar, highly processed foods. Nutritionists call these high-glycemic foods, another name for high-sugar foods, that lead to insulin resistance and a slow metabolism. Listen in with hosts Darlene Kvist and Lea Wetzell so you can learn to change your habits, avoid or reverse insulin resistance and rev up your metabolism.

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January 4 2015

Developing an Attitude of Wellness

What is wellness? If we asked 10 different wellness experts we might get 10 different answers. Each person has their own definition, and as they grow and change, so does their understanding of wellness. So how do you develop an attitude of wellness for yourself? What do you need to do? It doesn’t happen overnight, it is a continual process. It may start with making a connection between eating holiday cookies and the achy joints you feel the next day. It may start with noticing how much better your sleep is after eating a healthy bedtime snack. Listen in with hosts Darlene Kvist, Kate Crosby and Britni Thomas to learn how you can develop an attitude of wellness in 2015.

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December 28 2014

The Science of Cravings

After eating all the Christmas treats, are you now suffering from cravings? On this episode, we talk about the actual science of cravings. In the past, people believed that cravings were “just a lack of will power” or an emotional problem. Today we understand that there is a biochemical connection to cravings. Stop beating yourself up for having cravings! Instead, learn what actually causes your cravings and what you can do about them with hosts Darlene Kvist and Brenna Thompson.

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December 21 2014

Holiday Foods & Heartburn

Did you know that acid blocking medications used for heartburn, also known as proton pump inhibitors, are the number one drug sold in the United States? Millions of people suffer from heartburn (also referred to as GERD or reflux). It is very common and it is important to know it’s a sign of a more serious condition, so it can’t be ignored. Often, people are prescribed antacids to correct their reflux problem, however those medications don’t help the underlying cause of the problem. If you are struggling with heartburn, you’ll want to tune in to this discussion because it’s all about acid reflux. Listen in with hosts JoAnn Ridout, Jamie Carlson and Kara Carper.

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December 14 2014

3 Important Steps to Reduce Your Fibromyalgia Symptoms

Fibromyalgia is considered an autoimmune disease with wide spread symptoms of muscle and joint pain plus overwhelming fatigue. By making a few food changes, clients with Fibromyalgia can make a world of difference in their pain level, in their energy level and in their mood. Did you know that eliminating sugar from the diet may ease Fibromyalgia symptoms? Cutting sugar, getting quality sleep and eliminating food chemicals such as aspartame and MSG are all essential to ease Fibromyalgia symptoms. Listen in with hosts Darlene Kvist, Katie Vigesaa and Britni Thomas to learn what you can do to start feeling better.

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December 7 2014

The Sugar Blues & Hidden Dangers of Artificial Sweeteners

Chronic consumption of processed carbohydrates and refined sugar speeds up the aging process while leaving our brains working at a snail’s pace. Many people now realize that sugar is not good for them, so they substitute sugar with artificial sweeteners such as Splenda and aspartame. Unfortunately, these artificial sweeteners interfere with metabolism, and for many people, brain health as well. On this episode we talk specifically about the sweeteners aspartame, sucralose (Splenda), and saccharin that are found in a wide range of foods. Hosts Brenna Thompson and Kate Crosby tell you what you need to know about these artificial sweeteners and how to avoid them.

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November 30 2014

Food, Brain Chemistry, and Eating Disorders

Do you know someone struggling with an eating disorder? Or maybe you are dealing with it yourself. On this episode, we look at the brain-gut connection to eating disorders. In people with eating disorders, an unhealthy gut leads to restrictive eating, anxiety, depression, digestive issues and long-term health issues such as osteoporosis. Tune in to discover how to get the gut healthy again as a first step toward healing someone with an eating disorder with hosts Darlene Kvist and Lea Wetzell. They are pleased to have special guest Jennifer Schmid on the show, a client who has experienced an eating disorder and exercise addition for several years, but found relief eating the Weight & Wellness Way and using key supplements.

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November 24 2014

Am I Eating Enough to Lose Weight?

On this episode we spend the hour debunking the myth that to lose weight, we have to cut calories. There are several reasons why this approach doesn't work and we are going to address them on this show. Not eating enough during the day slows metabolism because the body thinks it's starving and wants to hold onto fat. Skipping meals and snacks and eating low-calorie foods leads to cravings and binge eating. Over time, a cycle of starving and binging leads to insulin resistance which slows metabolism. Are you eating enough to lose weight or are you struggling with a slow metabolism? Tune in with host Kara Carper and special guest Nell Kauls, an NWW client who has lost 90 pounds eating the Weight & Wellness way, and learn how you can start shedding the pounds.

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