February 22 2015

The Food Connection to Depression in Teenagers and Young Adults

We know depression in teenagers is on the rise and at Nutritional Weight & Wellness, we know there is a food connection. Let’s picture the brain. What does your son or daughter’s brain need to work? For many young people, their brains and bodies are powered on processed foods, sodas, energy drinks, fast food and candy causing brain stress that sets them up for anxiety and depression. Listen in with hosts Katie Vigesaa and Lea Wetzell to learn how you can help your kids heal their brains so they experience more balanced moods.

February 15 2015

Keeping Your Heart Healthy

It’s Valentine’s day and February is American Heart Month. There’s no better time to think about what you can do to keep your heart healthy. But there is a lot of contradicting health information out there and you may be surprised to learn the true facts about heart disease. Surprise #1: The biggest killer of American women is not breast cancer, as many believe, it is actually heart disease. On this episode, hosts Darlene Kvist and Kate Crosby address several other surprises about heart health. They also go over Nutritional Weight & Wellness’ plan to maintain a healthy cardiovascular system. Are you ready to get your heart as healthy as it can be? If you’re thinking “YES!,” then tune into this podcast!

February 8 2015

Staying Well During the Cold and Flu Season

Both the cold and the flu viruses are transmitted very easily.  As people travel and congregate for work or get-togethers, it’s easy to pick up the virus from the person next to you on the airplane, in line at the checkout counter, or when you kiss grandma on the cheek. So what can you do to support your immune system and ward off these nasty infections, even if you come into contact with it? Listen to hosts Brenna Thompson and JoAnn Ridout to find out how you can keep your immune system strong all year long.

February 1 2015

Nutrition’s Critical Role in Treating Eating Disorders

At least 24 million people of all ages and genders suffer from some type of an eating disorder, but only 1 out of 10 of those men and women receive treatment. Sadly, eating disorders have the highest mortality rate of any mental illness. Research is showing that better outcomes with treatment occur when nutrition therapy is combined with cognitive and behavioral therapy. Listen in to learn more with hosts Darlene Kvist, Kara Carper and Marcie Vaske. Darlene and Kara talk to Marcie about her personal struggles with anorexia and disordered eating and what she has done to live a healthier life.