November 16 2014

Making Better Food Choices to Prevent Breast Cancer

One in three women will develop cancer in her lifetime. In 2008, the New England Journal of Medicine reported that less than 10% of breast cancers are due to hereditary mutations. So what does cause it? The Journal of American Medical Association reported that 30% of cancers in the western world are diet related. You may be wondering how you can change your diet to avoid getting cancer and that’s what this episode is all about, specifically breast cancer and what women can do to decrease their chances of getting it. Listen in with hosts Darlene Kvist, Katie Vigesaa and JoAnn Ridout.

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November 10 2014

Using Nutrition to Prevent Chronic Disease

We are honored to have Dr. Jeffrey Bland join us today to discuss his new book, The Disease Delusion: Conquering the Causes of Chronic Illness for a Healthier, Longer, and Happier Life. Dr. Bland has been a leader in the nutritional medicine field for over 35 years. A biochemist by training, he earned dual degrees in biology and chemistry and completed his PhD in organic chemistry. He is a Fellow of the both the American College of Nutrition where he is a Certified Nutrition Specialist and the Association for Clinical Biochemistry. Most of us want a healthier, longer and happier life. We are living longer, but are we living better? Dr. Bland talks about this and more with hosts Darlene Kvist and Lea Wetzell.

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November 3 2014

Nutrition to Help Female Athletes Prevent Bone Fractures

With exercise, we’ve been lead to believe that the more you do, the healthier you are. We’ve got another take on it today as we dive into health concerns for female athletes, for both women and young girls. You may be surprised when you learn the connections between diet, exercise, hormones and bone health. If you are an athletic female or have a daughter that’s active in sports, listen in for some eye-opening information. Hosts Brenna Thompson and Jamie Carlson talk about their experiences as athletes and give you important tips for how to be a healthy, fit woman.

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October 26 2014

Important Nutrition for Older Adults

What does eating to prevent wrinkles have to do with bone health, cardiovascular health or even brain health? A lot! If you are aging on the outside you are also aging on the inside. Following an anti-inflammatory diet helps your skin look it’s best, but it also improves your health on the inside including your bones, blood vessels, joints, heart, brain,…really everything! So what exactly is an anti-inflammatory diet and how can it help older adults stay healthy? Listen in with hosts Darlene Kvist and Cassie Weness to find out.

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October 19 2014

The Anxiety-Gut Health Connection

On this episode, we focus on an often overlooked factor that leads to anxiety—gut health. Anxiety plagues many Americans and has become the most common mental illness in the U.S. with 40 million adults affected. The New York Times tells us that nearly one-third of all Americans are likely to suffer from anxiety in the their lifetime and NBC reported that anxiety disorders have jumped 1200% in the last 30 years. Listen in with hosts Kate Crosby and Kara Carper as they explain the importance of a healthy gut in order to resolve anxiety symptoms.

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October 12 2014

Sailing Through Menopause Hormone Free

Each day in the U.S., about six thousand women reach menopause. And did you know that there are more than 50 different menopause symptoms that women struggle with? Many women believe that the cause of these symptoms is low estrogen and end up on hormone replacement therapy. In reality, what’s going on with peri-menopausal and menopausal women is that they have normal to high estrogen levels and actually have a deficiency of progesterone. Tune in to this episode as we talk about why this happens and what you can do about it with hosts Darlene Kvist, JoAnn Ridout and Jennifer Barnes.

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October 5 2014

The Carbohydrate Connection to Insulin Resistance and Prediabetes

What do muffin tops, beer bellies, jelly rolls and spare tires have in common? For the purpose of today’s show, the answer is insulin resistance. Abdominal weight gain is a sign of insulin resistance, and insulin resistance can lead to type II diabetes. Did you know that almost 30 million people in the U.S.—about 10% of our population—have diabetes and 86 million people have pre-diabetes? Tune in to learn how eating too many, and the wrong type of, carbohydrates leads to insulin resistance, abdominal weight gain and diabetes with host Brenna Thompson, Lea Wetzell and Jamie Carlson.

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September 28 2014

Crohn’s Disease, the Nutrition Response

Crohn's disease is an inflammatory condition of the intestinal tract that can affect any area of the gastrointestinal tract, from the mouth to the anus, but it is more commonly found at the end of the small bowel and the beginning of the large intestine. Symptoms will vary, depending on what part of the gastrointestinal tract is inflamed, and can include periodic attacks of abdominal cramping and pain, diarrhea and bloating. Because Crohn's is a chronic disease and there is no cure for it, the ultimate goal is remission or a reduction in symptoms. Tune in with hosts Kara Carper and Kate Crosby as they explore some of the ways to reduce the symptoms of Crohn’s.

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September 21 2014

A New Approach to Compulsive Overeating

Since the early 1950s, doctors have been telling people to eat a diet low in fat. This prompted food manufacturers to make low fat processed foods. With people following low fat diets, the thought was that everyone would lose weight and be healthier, but that’s not the case. Rates of obesity, heart disease and cancer have increased. Another unwelcome side effect of low fat eating can be compulsive overeating. Without the fat in food, we just don’t feel satisfied and we want more and more. Tune in with hosts Darlene Kvist, JoAnn Ridout and Katie Vigesaa to learn more about what triggers compulsive overeating and what you can do to stop it.

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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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