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.

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.

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.

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.