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.

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.

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.

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.