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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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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