Welcome to Drama Free Healthy Living with Jess Cording, a registered dietitian, health coach, and author. We'll talk about easy ways to upgrade your life, streamline your wellness routine, and explore health and diet trends.
Episode 108: Are Plant Based Burgers Healthy?
BBQ season is upon us, so I thought it’d be a good time to share some information about some healthy, non-meat options for the grill, specifically, plant-based burgers. As you’ll hear in this solo podcast, there are various plant-based burger options available on the market, but are they truly healthier than their red meat alternatives?
In this solo podcast I’ll explore:
How plant-based burgers compare to beef burgers when it comes to nutritional values, ingredients, and how much they are processed; The safest and healthiest forms of soy, which is often used in plant-based burgers; How the nutritional values and ingredients of 85% lean beef burgers, the Impossible Burger and Beyond Meat Burger stack up against one another.
Ultimately, it’s important to remember that you’re the expert on you, and that indulging in a food you truly enjoy is totally fine. As I like to suggest to my clients, think about the experience you want to have with your food and make decisions that are best for you. We’re really fortunate that there are so many tasty and healthy plant-based products that mimic the beef-eating experience really well.
What To Do When You Can't Sleep
Today, I’m sharing a solo podcast episode on a topic I’m passionate about: sleep, specifically what to do when sleep is elusive. My interest in sleep and the ways in which one can improve their sleep, stems from my own struggles with insomnia. Though I’ve learned to cope with my own sleep challenges as an adult, I have to really work at it. Sleep struggles are super common. I’m often asked about how to achieve healthy sleep habits, so I want to share some of my go-to tips and suggestions with you.
When you tune into this episode, you’ll learn about:
What to do when you wake up and can’t go back to sleep; The reasons why people struggle falling and staying asleep; Sleep hygiene; Some of the contributing factors to sleeplessness.
I hope the information I share is helpful. As always, I invite you to connect with me on my website (https://www.jessicacordingnutrition.com/), Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/jesscording/), Twitter (https://twitter.com/jesscording/), and Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/JessicaCordingNutrition/). Also, make sure to check out my book, The Little Book of Game-Changers: 50 Healthy Habits For Managing Stress & Anxiety, where I have a chapter dedicated to how to achieve a good night’s sleep.
Episode 106: Naturopathic Doctor and MegaFood Medical Director Erin Stokes
Dr. Erin Stokes is a Naturopathic Doctor and the Medical Director at MegaFood, where she uses her extensive background in the natural products industry to educate people on health and wellness topics via webinars, podcasts and radio shows. Dr. Erin’s personal mission is to empower people with the inspiration and tools to change their lives.
There are so many fun takeaways from my chat with Erin, but here are some of my favorites:
The mind, body and spirit are interconnected, so it’s important to treat the whole person, rather than just the symptoms. Humor is a good remedy for many ailments. There is no one size fits all in the world of supplements, so when considering adding a supplement to your diet, it’s important to ask yourself some certain questions about the quality and certifications of the products. Healthy living means having freedom, because when you have a healthy life, you have the freedom to be yourself.
Want to learn more about Erin and the work she does? You can do so via www.megafood.com, MegaFood’s Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/megafood/), MegaFood’s Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/MegaFoodFans), MegaFood’s Twitter (https://twitter.com/megafood/), and Erin’s Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/erinstokesnd/?hl=en).
Episode 105: PSYFI Founder David Mykel
I am so excited to be able to share this podcast episode with you. I have the pleasure of speaking with second-time guest David Mykel, founder of PSYFI, where he helps people look, feel and perform better by training the brain, body, and breath together through a workout focused on psychology and fitness.
I love so much about what David shared during our conversation, but here are some of my favorite takeaways from our chat:
If we want sustainable results to show up in our lives, we need our brain, body and breath to be connected; As humans, we all gravitate towards growth and contribution, which means that we’re all high-performing individuals; Vulnerability does not equal weakness; in fact the mantra “I can be powerfully vulnerable” allows one to develop a deeper connection with those closest to them; Healthy living means growing every day in your physical, mental and emotional health.
Want to learn more about David and the work he does at PSYFI? Check out the PSYFI website (https://psyfi.nyc/), Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/psyfinyc/), Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/PSYFINYC/), and Twitter (https://twitter.com/PSYFINYC). You can also reach David via email at takeaction@PSYFI.nyc
Episode 104: Plant-Based Nutrition
It’s been well established that a plant-based diet whether that includes animal supplements or not) has been associated with a wide range of health benefits. In this solo podcast episode I discuss the nutrients you need on a plant-based diet and how to cover your bases.
Episode 103: Coach, Author, Podcast Host and Bridesmaid for Hire Founder Jen Glantz
I am so happy to share my podcast guest with you. I’m chatting with the sparkling Jen Glantz. Jen is the founder of the viral business Bridesmaid for Hire, the creator of the project Finally the Bride, the founder of the blog The Things I Learned From, the voice of the podcast You're Not Getting Any Younger, the founder of the coaching bizz Jen & Juice, and the author of the Amazon-bestselling books All My Friends are Engaged and Always a Bridesmaid for Hire.
As you’ll hear from our chat, Jen makes people feel empowered to go after their dreams and do what lights them up. Here are some of my favorite takeaways from our chat:
Goal setting is key in life, but remember to focus less on the goals themselves and more on the progress you’re making. Everything takes longer than we expect, so start planning now for your goals so that you’re ready to go (with a plan in hand), when it’s time. When setting goals for yourself, look at the year in 90-day chunks rather than in a 12-month chunk; doing so will allow you to make progress and pivot when you need to. Healthy living means ditching the idea of perfection and opening yourself up to forgiveness.
Want to connect with Jen? You can do so via her website (https://www.jenglantz.com/), Bridesmaid for Hire (https://bridesmaidforhire.com/), Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/jenglantz/), and her podcast You're Not Getting Any Younger (https://www.anyyounger.com/).
Real-life advice delivered in a relatable way
I like this podcast because the topics are varied (something for everyone!) and the way that Jess chats with her guests and pops in with her own experiences makes it seem like I’m just hanging with some friends having a conversation. Jess comes across as very caring and empathetic.
Fitness trackers with a personal touch !
Great information very relatable. Using a fitness tracker solely without being mindful of the various pitfalls may take you beyond where you intended leaving more negative consequences then positive.
Jess Cording covers the subject incredibly well, love how she weaves her personal experiences throughout the podcast.
Practical and Helpful
Jess finds a way to offer and bring practical every day advice and knowledge that allows us to provide stress-free self care. I was excited to learn about her podcast and upcoming book, which I’ve pre-ordered (The Little Book of Game Changers: 50 Healthy Habits for Managing Stress & Anxiety). I’ve worked with Jess one on one for healthy eating habits and she helped me establish realistic, achievable goals. Kudos to you Jess for using your knowledge and experience to help others and keep us in the know on upcoming trends.