Nutritionist, yoga teacher, and author of The Small Change Diet Keri Gans delivers her no-nonsense, straightforward and sometimes controversial approach to what's current in the health and nutrition world. Her fun and engaging personality will leave you with a wealth of information on need-to-know hot topics for your overall well-being.
Is the Whole 30 Diet Worth A Try? - Episode 17
Why is a diet that’s been around for almost 10 years suddenly getting popular all over again? In this episode, I break down the Whole 30 Diet, what it is, who created it and if it's really worth giving it a try.
If you've listened to my show before you'll know that I'm not typically a big fan of fad diets, and the Whole 30 is no exception. But for something that's been so popular for so long, could this program actually have any merit?
Does Irish Moss Deserve Its "Superfood" Title? - Episode 16
If this is the first time you've heard about Irish Moss, it's yet another food to get popular because of its "superfood" health claims. But what is it actually, and can the claims even be substantiated?
In this episode, I lay out the science behind this unique ingredient, and the studies (or lack thereof) that you should know about.
Yet Another Zero-Calorie Sweetner: Monk Fruit - Episode 15
It seems like we get a new zero-calorie sweetner hitting our grocery isles every month, and this week I'm breaking down Monk Fruit.
Okay, maybe no one in the Western world really actually eats Monk Fruit, so what is this sugar-like powder that we get from it? Is it safe? What are the health claims, and how do you use it?
Weighing-In on the F Factor Diet - Episode 14
Many of you have likely heard about the F Factor Diet, even if only recently due to the headlines surrounding it. I wanted to take this episode as an opportunity to weigh in on this diet that's been around for 20 years.
I will talk about the importance of fiber for our health and how best to consume it, whether or not it is okay to want to lose weight, and the role food intolerances may play in our choice of products.
Is Coconut Oil Really All It's Cracked Up To Be? - Episode 13
Coconut oil has surfaced over the last couple of years, with claims that it can heal and prevent all sorts of things, from Alzheimers to cancer. These are big claims that in a society obsessed with "natural medicine", many of us can only hope to be true. In this episode I discuss numerous studies that tackle these claims to see if they really have any credibility.
Alkaline Water and Ginger Water: Are They Worth the Hype? - Episode 12
Everyone knows that staying hydrated is the key ingredient to a healthy lifestyle, after all our bodies are 60% water!
But today, I'm tackling the topic of "enhanced" waters, specifically Alkaline Water and Ginger Water, to find out if they're really anything to write home about. Certain waters and "elixirs' claim to provide amazing benefits, like more energy and preventing bone loss, so I'm here to find out the truth.
What a refreshing and down to earth approach!
Wait what? I don’t have to give up gluten? I don’t have to only eat superfoods, vitamins from a bottle or go Keto? What a refreshing and down to earth approach! Love the fact you really check all science out there as well - not only the ones that would back up whatever you believe or not. Great podcast!