Hosted by award-winning Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, Melissa Joy Dobbins, the Guilt-Free RD® - "because food shouldn't make you feel bad!" Join Melissa’s conversations with experts including researchers, academics, authors, dietitians and more as they delve into the science, psychology and strategies behind good food and nutrition. This podcast provides food for thought on a variety of topics ranging from fad diets to farming. Walk away with credible information to help you make your own, well-informed nutrition decisions based on facts, not fear. For more information visit www.SoundBitesRD.com.
The Reality of Type 2 Diabetes Reversal & Remission – Megan Munoz
The road to type 2 diabetes remission or reversal is not as simple as eating better and exercising more. Improving outcomes in diabetes is a much more complex system. The reported rates of remission are often different from what the research actually says. In this podcast episode, we hear from a diabetes care and education expert on where the research stands on diabetes reversal, and what we can learn about diabetes management.
Tune in to this episode to learn about:
current research on diabetes remission realities of long-term diabetes reversal stigma of overweight and obesity potential side effects of extreme diet and exercise measures misconceptions about diabetes medications
Today’s guest is Megan Muñoz, RN, MSN, CMSRN, CDES, the creator and host of Type2andYou with Meg, the first podcast by a Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist dedicated to people living with type 2 diabetes.
Full shownotes and resources: www.SoundBitesRD.com/165
Avocados, Satiety and Mindful Eating in Diabetes – Erin Palinski-Wade
Diet has a significant role in disease development and protection, particularly when it comes to certain diseases like diabetes. More recently, the quality of carbohydrates and fats has been examined more closely for their impact on health. Epidemiologic studies have revealed that consumption of refined carbohydrate-containing diets and/or diets high in saturated fat may be associated with increased prevalence of type 2 diabetes and risk for coronary heart disease. Dietary patterns emphasizing certain nutrients, such as monounsaturated fats (MUFA), while decreasing other components, such as saturated fats or refined, readily digestible carbohydrates, may have favorable effects on cardio-metabolic health. Fresh avocados are a distinctive fruit characterized by their nutrient profile that includes MUFA, dietary fiber and several essential micronutrients and bioactive phytochemicals.
A study published in the journal Nutrients (September 2018) investigated the strategy of incorporating fresh avocados into a breakfast meal (replacing mainly carbohydrates with fat by adding unsaturated fats from avocados) on postprandial markers of metabolic and vascular health. Researchers looked at changes in glycemic indices along with changes in markers of endothelial function, inflammation and oxidative stress/damage – each having a role in cardiometabolic health.
Tune in to this episode with guest Erin Palinski-Wade RD, CDE, LDN, CPT to learn about:
The potential role of fresh avocados in cardiometabolic health and glycemic management in overweight or obese adults Why nutrient-dense foods like fresh avocados are a good choice for people with diabetes The potential benefits of nutrient combinations such as fat and fiber on satiety Dietary habits and other lifestyle factors known to impact diabetes that may improve with mindful eating Strategies for incorporating mindful eating into diabetes management Registered Dietitians, Dietetic Technicians, and Certified Diabetes Educators can earn 1.0 FREE CEU for listening to this podcast episode. This episode is sponsored by Fresh Avocados – Love One Today®
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Avocados, Antioxidant Potential and Heart Health – Patricia Bannan
Avocados are a nutrient-dense source of monounsaturated fatty acids (5g of MUFAs per one-third of a medium avocado) and other essential nutrients. They may have an additional LDL cholesterol lowering effect beyond that observed when their MUFAs are substituted for saturated fatty acids, especially on small, dense LDL particles, which are susceptible to in vivo oxidation and associated with increased risk of cardiovascular disease.
A recent study, published in the Journal of Nutrition, investigated whether a healthy diet with 1 avocado daily decreased circulating oxidized LDL and related oxidative stress markers. This study was supported by the Avocado Nutrition Center as part of the Love One Today® education program.
Tune in to this Sound Bites® Podcast episode with guest Patricia Bannan, MS, RDN, to learn about:
the potential role of avocados in lowering cholesterol additional effects regarding antioxidant potential and oxidation of small dense LDL phytosterols and other bioactives in avocados simple heart-healthy tips for swapping good fats for typical sources of saturated fat in the diet and adding fiber in recipes Registered Dietitians, Dietetic Technicians, and Certified Diabetes Educators can earn 1.0 FREE CEU for listening to this podcast episode. This episode is sponsored by Fresh Avocados – Love One Today®
For more information and resources visit: https://bit.ly/35IoFBh
Digestive Health: Probiotics, Prebiotics & Fermentation – Dr. Elieke Kearns
Digestive health has been a priority trend for multiple years and is anticipated to keep evolving as scientific research expands and further uncovers solutions to help address consumer concerns. There are many factors that can affect our digestive health including family and genetic history, stress, and what we eat.
Tune in to this episode to learn about:
The scientific definition of probiotics Probiotics in foods and beverages vs. supplements What is required/not required on food labels How do probiotics and live-and-active cultures differ/compare Probiotic strains and CFUs What is a fermented food/beverage and what are the potential benefits What are prebiotics and what to look for on food labels Can probiotics and prebiotics help with and/or cause gas and bloating Specific products to look for in the grocery store
Dr. Elieke Kearns is a Principal Nutrition Scientist at PepsiCo where she provides nutrition support for KeVita and PepsiCo’s innovation incubator which is focused on developing and accelerating growth of smaller, emerging brands.
This episode is sponsored by PepsiCo and we thank them for their sponsorship and support of the podcast.
Full shownotes and links to resources at www.SoundBitesRD.com/162
Suffrage Cookbooks: History, Food and the Right to Vote
This year marks the 100 year anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment to the United States Constitution granting women the right to vote in 1920. However, the battle for women’s suffrage lasted more than 70 years, beginning in 1848. When we hear about the suffrage movement in the media or read about it in history books, we usually hear about the loud and militant women, or the ones who paraded in great numbers. But the forgotten suffragists, the ones who went door-to-door with a cookbook under their arms, were just as important in winning the right to vote.
Laura Kumin’s new book ‘All Stirred Up: Suffrage Cookbooks, Food, and the Battle for Women's Right to Vote’ includes recipes from the suffrage cookbooks, in their original form and also adapted for the modern cook. But this is just as much a history book as it is a cookbook.
Tune in to this episode to learn about:
An overview of the suffrage movement How the history of women’s right to vote impacts women today – especially in this election year How men – and some famous men – fit into the suffrage story Who were the “antis” and what were their concerns about women voting How did suffragists convert people to their cause and how did cookbooks help What is an “emergency salad” How many suffrage cookbooks still exist and how many are forever lost Laura had a long career as a lawyer before she became an author, teacher and cooking coach. Her specialty is combining history, culture and cooking, with an eye toward illuminating the little-known corners of a historical period or movement. Her first book was 'The Hamilton Cookbook: Cooking, Eating & Entertaining in Hamilton's World.'
Full shownotes and links to access recipes at www.SoundBitesRD.com/161
CBD & Cannabis: Stigma vs. Science – Janice Bissex
According to a 2019 Gallup survey, 1 in 7 Americans said they personally use CBD-containing products, citing relief from pain (40%), anxiety (20%), insomnia (18%) and arthritis (8%) as their top reasons for using it. As more people turn to cannabis and CBD for their medicinal properties, it’s important to learn about the history and the science behind these products in order to better understand the myths and stigma surrounding them.
Tune into this episode to learn about:
Cannabinoids, cannabis and CBD History of use and origins of stigma Myths and misinformation What conditions may be alleviated How to find a quality product Various modes of administration Dosing considerations Potential nutrient or medication interactions Legal and regulatory issues Today’s guest is Janice Newell Bissex, a Holistic Cannabis Practitioner, Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, and cookbook author. After her father found relief from his pain using medical cannabis it became Janice’s mission to help others suffering from pain, anxiety, insomnia, autoimmune diseases, IBD/IBS, and other debilitating conditions find relief with CBD and cannabis.
Full shownotes and resources at www.SoundBitesRD.com/160
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I love this podcast - interesting guests, informative content and good company while I walk.
Thanks Melissa - you are a superb communicator.
This podcast is informative and engaging for anyone who wants to learn more about nutrition - the details and the practical.
For other dietitians, it is a brilliant resource to review evidence from other professionals and learn others' stories and ways of approaching nutrition.
If you want to know more about having a good food and nutrition, this show is for you! Excited to hearing next episodes!