189 episodes

Join BFF’s and registered dietitian nutritionists Wendy Lopez and Jessica Jones as they talk to different health & nutrition experts about how we can live healthier, more balanced lives. Each week they deep dive into topics like health at every size, food & culture, intuitive eating, mental health, and body acceptance. If you’re looking for a sustainable and inclusive path to wellness, hang out with Wendy and Jess every Wednesday to learn how to take care of yourself from the inside out.

Food Heaven Podcast Dear Media

    • Health & Fitness
    • 5.0 • 33 Ratings

Join BFF’s and registered dietitian nutritionists Wendy Lopez and Jessica Jones as they talk to different health & nutrition experts about how we can live healthier, more balanced lives. Each week they deep dive into topics like health at every size, food & culture, intuitive eating, mental health, and body acceptance. If you’re looking for a sustainable and inclusive path to wellness, hang out with Wendy and Jess every Wednesday to learn how to take care of yourself from the inside out.

    Pro Baking Tips for People Who Suck At Baking

    Pro Baking Tips for People Who Suck At Baking

    Did ya’ll go through the bread baking frenzy at the beginning of the pandemic like we did? What we found is that we need some serious baking help!

    In this episode, we chat with one of our FAVORITE BAKERS EVER, Vallery Lomas, about how she made her way from being a full time lawyer, to a food blogger, to the first black winner of The Great American Baking Show, to an author of a beautiful book all about baking! Vallery gives us MANY tips and tricks to make our time in the kitchen painless and fulfilling and her most important advice, “Practice bakes perfect!” 


    In This Episode We’ll Cover:
    Vallery’s journey from lawyer to food blogger to author How Vallery’s book writing experience was very cathartic and cleansing FOOD SCIENCE! Having a special moment with Ayesha Curry!  Good premade swaps for when we don’t have time & MORE
    3 Ways You Can Support This Podcast:
    Rate Review Support our sponsors using our unique ‘HOOKUP’ codes below
    HOOKUP CODES: 
    Check out planetoat.com for Oatmilk that is OUT-OF-THIS-WORLD DELICIOUS  
    For our resources and shownotes, visit foodheavenmadeeasy.com/podcast.
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    Resources:
    Vallery’s Instagram
    Vallery’s Book
    Vallery’s Website 
    Independent Book Shops with signed copies: 
    ​​The Strand, Now Serving, Book Larder
    Produced by Dear Media

    • 40 min
    How to Feel Comfortable Charging What You’re Worth

    How to Feel Comfortable Charging What You’re Worth

    Starting a business? Embarking on a new career path? Learning a new skill? Who knew that mastering your emotions could help you get there. Today on the pod, we chat with a fellow Dear Media creator, Topsie VandenBocsh - a master of Crushing the Mindset Spiral and a Coach and Consultant for blossoming business owners. 
     
    Topsie is a pro at coaching entrepreneurs by using her expertise in social work to help people identify, learn and master the use of their mindset & emotional intelligence skills in the leadership decisions made inside of their businesses. Topsi chats with us about her passion for helping others conquer their fears, believe in themselves and become BADASS BUSINESS PEOPLE. Oh, and we laugh… A LOT. 



    In This Episode We’ll Cover:
    How to master our emotional intelligence  Imposter Syndrome and how its fueled by the comparison phenomenon of social media Tools to help us communicate our feelings both in the workplace and at home How pricing our services should be based on our needs  Finding balance, creating boundaries & MORE!


    3 Ways You Can Support This Podcast:
    Rate Review Support our sponsors using our unique ‘HOOKUP’ codes below


    HOOKUP CODES: 
    Visit seed.com/FOODHEAVEN and use code FOODHEAVEN to redeem 20% off your first month of Seed’s Daily Synbiotic  
    For our resources and shownotes, visit foodheavenmadeeasy.com/podcast.

    Produced by Dear Media 
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    Resources: 
    Topsie’s Podcast
    Topsie’s Instagram
    Topsie’s Website

    • 41 min
    Why Self Care Is Not the Answer for Burnout

    Why Self Care Is Not the Answer for Burnout

    BURNOUT! Are you feeling it as much as we are?? From hustle culture to pressures to keep up with the Jonses’ to…. working towards DISMANTLING THE PATRIARCHY, burnout is at an alltime high right now! Today on the pod, we chat with New York Times best selling co-author of Burnout: The Secret to Unlocking the Stress Cycle, Amelia Nagoski. We talk about the effects that burnout can have on the physical & mental body, how burnout effects differ between men and women, how boundaries can be GAME CHANGERS,  the cure for burnout, & MUCH MUCH MORE!
     
    In This Episode We’ll Cover:
    How Amelia’s experience with burnout in academia lead to her to write a whole book about it The effects the burnout has on the body physically, mentally and emotionally What the Bikini Industrial Complex is and how it further exacerbates these problems How to navigate dealing with family members who don’t support your boundaries & MORE!   
    3 Ways You Can Support This Podcast:
    Rate Review Support our sponsors using our unique ‘HOOKUP’ codes below  
    HOOKUP CODES: 
    Visit MadeInCookware.com/foodheaven and use promo code foodheaven for 15% off your first order from  Visit talkspace.com and get $100 off your first month with the promo code FOODHEAVEN  
    For our resources and shownotes, visit foodheavenmadeeasy.com/podcast.

    Produced by Dear Media

    • 51 min
    Why Wellness Pyramid Schemes Prey On Latinx Communities

    Why Wellness Pyramid Schemes Prey On Latinx Communities

    Today we’re exploring the unique ways Immigrants and Latinx communities fall prey to health-related pyramid schemes and wellness scams. Our dietitian friend Dalina Soto is one of the few Spanish speaking registered dietitians working in the Philly area and we’re talking with her about celebrating cultural eating and why eating rice, tortillas and stewed goat is a great thing. 

    In This Episode We’ll Cover:
    How immigrants and Latinx are targeted by MLM health products How mainstream media and YouTube make disordered nutrition practices seem healthy  Ways cultural foods can be incorporated in a healthy way   How to set boundaries with intrusive family members when it comes to food/body talk & MORE! 
    3 Ways You Can Support This Podcast:
    Rate Review Support our sponsors using our unique ‘HOOKUP’ codes below
    HOOKUP CODES: 
    Go to mzwallace.com/foodheaven for 15% off your first purchase
    For our resources and shownotes, visit foodheavenmadeeasy.com/podcast.

    Produced by Dear Media

    • 40 min
    The World's Leading Microbiome Researcher on How to Improve Your Gut Health

    The World's Leading Microbiome Researcher on How to Improve Your Gut Health

    Since the beginning of the pandemic, depression, insomnia and other mental issues have increased by 60%! But what does that have to do with GUT HEALTH? Today on the pod, we’re talking with our return guest and internationally renowned microbiome expert, Dr. Mahmoud Ghannoum. Dr. G is the real deal, as his work has been cited over 38,000 times in the scientific literature. He is also credited with coining the term, microbiome. Recently, Dr. Ghannoum has immersed himself in the research related to COVID-19 and the GI tract, finding a significant correlation between mental health and your gut health. 


    In This Episode We’ll Cover:
    How Dr. Ghannoum got involved in the topic  The correlations between mental health and gut microbiome How to pick a probiotic that is right for you  Dr. Ghannoum’s recommendations to foster a healthy gut & MORE
    3 Ways You Can Support This Podcast:
    Rate Review Support our sponsors using our unique ‘HOOKUP’ codes below For our resources and shownotes, visit foodheavenmadeeasy.com/podcast.
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    Resources: 
    USprobioticguide.com biohmhealth.com The Microbiome Report Podcast @drmicrobiome Produced by Dear Media

    • 36 min
    The Racial Origins Of Fat Phobia w/ Sabrina Strings - ReAir

    The Racial Origins Of Fat Phobia w/ Sabrina Strings - ReAir

    Today we're re-airing one of our favorite episodes! We talked with Sabrina Strings, an Asst. Professor of Sociology about the racial origins of fat phobia. Fearing the Black Body is her first book and it's a necessary read (especially for people working in healthcare!) She digs deep into the history of the white, thin ideal and how it's directly related to our society's disgust for black bodies. Do yourself a favor and get that book now! In the meantime, tune into the episode.

    In This Episode We’ll Cover:
    The fascinating (and infuriating) origins of weight bias and the thin ideal – it goes further back than you think How this history affects our relationship to food and our bodies Why BMI is an arbitrary measure of overall health and mortality How racial bias in research is a problem and what to do about it My (Jess) most EMBARRASSING body-image related highschool secret (that I legit almost edited this out of the episode) & MORE!

    3 Ways You Can Support This Podcast:
    Rate Review Support our sponsors using our unique ‘HOOKUP’ codes below
    HOOKUP CODES: 
    Seed.com/foodheaven code FOODHEAVEN to get 20% off your first month of Seed’s Daily Synbiotic  Go to mzwallace.com/foodheaven for 15% off your first purchase 

    For our resources and shownotes, visit foodheavenmadeeasy.com/podcast.
    Resources: 
    Twitter
    Book: Fearing the Black Body
    Produced by Dear Media

    • 34 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
33 Ratings

33 Ratings

brittanybaggett ,

Hooked!

I just listened to the episode about MSG and it was so informative! I’m recovering from seriously disordered eating and learning about food facts is so helpful along this journey. This was my first episode as I just found the show but I will be listening to many many more!

Sponberry ,

My favourite nutrition & health podcast

Listening to Food Heaven you’ll benefit from the intelligent perspectives of Wendy & Jess as well as the host of experts they invite into the show - without the toxic ideas of what health means that are often found in other podcasts of the genre. Wendy & Jess are open minded and every single body is welcome here. Thank you both for creating such an inclusive space for us all.

Finnerty🎉 ,

5🌟

Love hearing your prospective!

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