May 18 2015

Always Battling with Your Sinuses?

Are your allergies flaring up and causing you to have a stuffy nose, itchy and watery eyes, post nasal drip, headaches and leaving you feeling overall miserable? If this sounds like you, then tune into this episode of Dishing Up Nutrition as hosts JoAnn Ridout and Brenna Thompson talk all about allergies and sinus problems. We’ll give you nutrition tips on how to help your body stop reacting to pollen and mold along with some supplements that can help support your immune system. Listen in and start alleviating your sinus problems once and for all!
 

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May 11 2015

Women and Anxiety

Did you know 40 million adult Americans are affected by anxiety? And anxiety disorder affects twice as many women compared to men. Anxiety disorders can impact relationships, jobs and quality of life. There's also a big economic burden with one-third of money spent on mental health costs going toward treating anxiety and 42 billion dollars per year being spent in the U.S. treating anxiety. On this episode, hosts Darlene Kvist, Kara Carper and Marcie Vaske talk about their personal experiences with anxiety and what they have done to have happier, calmer moods.

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May 5 2015

Quality Water and Avoiding Dehydration

The human body is composed of 60 percent water so it’s important to drink plenty of it to keep your body functioning well. You may be surprised to learn that dehydration can lead to low energy, kidney stones, foggy thinking, headaches, muscle cramps, low mood and more. Are you drinking enough water each day? And is it quality water that you’re drinking? On this episode of Dishing Up Nutrition, hosts Cassie Weness and Kate Crosby welcome special guest Richard Grassie, owner of  Richard’s Custom Water Systems, to talk all about water. Listen in to learn how to stay hydrated and healthy.

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April 27 2015

Ask the Nutritionist 4-25-15

This week Darlene and Kate answer your nutrition questions.  Some questions asked during the show: What can my friend do to support rheumatoid arthritis naturally?, What are some ideas for snacks to take on the go?, and What supplements help nerve pain?

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April 19 2015

Menopause Symptoms? Food Makes a Difference

Every menopausal woman has her own unique symptoms and each requires a different solution. Sometimes the solution can be as simple as taking magnesium glycinate for sleep, but for many women it requires a whole lifestyle change. Along with menopause symptoms, menopausal women are often concerned about skin issues such as wrinkles and acne. Listen in as hosts Darlene Kvist, Katie Vigesaa and Tina Beehler answer all your menopause questions and let you know what you can do nutritionally to feel your best.

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April 12 2015

The Nutrition Connection to Hypertension

If you have hypertension, or high blood pressure, have you ever considered how your food choices effect your blood pressure numbers? Did you know high blood pressure is the most accurate predictor of cardiovascular disease? Hypertension is a very complicated topic with many different causes, but as nutritionists we want to share information about what foods increase blood pressure, what nutrients help to prevent high blood pressure and what supplements we recommend to help manage blood pressure issues. Listen in with hosts Darlene Kvist and Britni Thomas.

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April 5 2015

The Osteoporosis Prevention Plan

According to the World Health Organization, osteoporosis affects more than 75 million people in the United States, Japan and Europe. People living in developed countries have a 30-40 percent lifetime risk of experiencing a hip, vertebral, or wrist fracture. People often believe that to build strong bones, we just need to drink milk or supplement with calcium. However, bones are made from a lot more than just calcium. Recent research is pointing more to the importance of healthy fats in the diet as being supportive to bone health.  What can you do to build strong bones? Listen in with hosts Brenna Thompson, JoAnn Ridout and Lea Wetzell to find out.

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March 29 2015

Food & Autism

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention state that around 1 in 68 American children are on the autism spectrum. This is a ten-fold increase in prevalence in the last 40 years. Autism spectrum disorders are estimated to affect more than two million individuals in the U.S. and tens of millions worldwide.  Not only is the prevalence increasing in our country, but in many countries around the world. April 2 is World Autism Day and in the U.S., April is National Autism Awareness Month. In honor of World Autism Day and Autism Awareness Month, hosts Kara Carper and Kristen Gunderson talk about how nutrition can make a difference in improving the lives of those with an autism diagnosis.

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March 22 2015

The Nutrition Connection to Depression in Women

One in five women develop depression at some point in their life and women are twice as likely as men to have depression. Depression can hit women at any age, but the high-risk years are from 40-59 (those menopausal years). What are some of the nutrition connections to depression? There are more than you might think. On this episode, hosts Darlene Kvist, Lea Wetzell, and Kate Crosby explore some natural antidepressant eating habits and brain nutrients you can start using to lift your mood and energy.

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March 15 2015

The Difference Between Gluten Sensitivity & Celiac Disease

Celiac disease is a genetic autoimmune disease in which eating gluten sets off an immune response that causes damage to the small intestine. Do you have celiac disease or know someone who does? If so, you know how important it is to stay away from gluten. Maybe you are sensitive to gluten, but don’t have celiac. On this episode we take a close look at the difference between celiac disease and gluten sensitivity. Hosts Cassie Weness and Britni Thomas have personal experience with both and are eager to help you understand and take steps to feel your best if you’re afflicted by either.

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