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 120: Mindful Eating Over The Holidays
In this episode I share some of my tried-and-true strategies for eating mindfully over the holidays so you can feel more present and maximize enjoyment.
Episode 119: Dietitian Kate Scarlata
I’m so pleased to be able to share this episode with you. I’m speaking with Kate Scarlata, an amazing dietitian who has extensive experience supporting people who struggle with gastrointestinal disorders and food intolerance. Of special interest to Kate is how the low FODMAP diet can be used to help heal functional gut disorders.
In addition to her various degrees -- MPH, RDN, LDN -- Kate was also awarded the Outstanding Massachusetts Dietitian Award and recognized as Boston’s Best Dietitian by Boston Magazine. Kate is also the author of numerous books and articles on digestive health topics including the New York Times Best Seller, The 21 Day Tummy Diet. Her latest book is The Low FODMAP Diet Step by Step.
There are some really important takeaways from my conversation with Kate, specifically:
Poor GI health can be disruptive to one’s professional and personal life; so many people struggle in silence, so it’s important to talk about these issues Diet for gut health is not one size fits all, so the nutritional approach and treatment for gut symptoms that you follow needs to be personalized The FODMAP approach to diet can help people with IBS with GI issues Because the gut and the brain are connected, if you’re stressed about your diet, you’ll exacerbate your GI issues Healthy living is feeling peace in your heart and mind
Want to connect with Kate to learn more about the work she does, specifically as it relates to gut health and FODMAPs? You can do so via her website (https://www.katescarlata.com/), Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/katescarlata/), Twitter (https://twitter.com/KateScarlata_RD), and the FODMAP blog (https://www.monashfodmap.com/blog/).
Episode 118: How To Adjust To The End of Daylight Savings Time
In this episode, I share my favorite tips for adjusting to the end of Daylight Savings Time.
I discuss foods that can help, sleep hygiene, and lifestyle tips for boosting your energy.
Check out my book, The Little Book of Game Changers: 50 Healthy Habits For Managing Stress & Anxiety (Viva Editions) for more tips to improve your physical, mental, and emotional health or visit my website, JessicaCordingNutritition.com for more regular updates.
Episode 117: SimpleHealth CEO Carrie SiuButt
Carrie SiuButt is the CEO of SimpleHealth, whose mission is to make health care for women simple, convenient, and affordable. Carrie has been in the health and wellness industry for 10 years, previously working at Equinox Fitness Clubs where she had various leadership positions including managing the company's entire budgeting process, acquisitions, launching Pure Yoga and training programs for their Pilates and Yoga businesses. Carrie’s other passions include amplifying the voices of the disabled community by being very vocal about living with her disability (Dystonia).
I love speaking with people on the business side of health and wellness, and there is so much about my conversation with Carrie that resonated with me, but here are some of my favorite takeaways:
When you’re healthy, you live a satisfying life, so treat your body like a temple Mind, body and nutrition combine powerfully to help support women’s health Stress reduction is a powerful wellness tool, but it is underused; remember that your breath can change your mindset Asking for help makes you a stronger person and self-care is not selfish Healthy living is being grateful for what you have and enjoying a fun song before you conquer the day! Want to connect with Carrie and the work she does? Check out SimpleHealth (https://www.simplehealth.com/), SimpleHealth’s Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/simplehealth/), Carrie’s Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/carriesiubutt/), Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/getsimplehealth/), and Twitter (https://twitter.com/getsimplehealth).
Dr Miron Shatz
In this podcast episode, I’m speaking with the multifaceted Dr. Talya Miron-Shatz, a psychologist, author, researcher, consultant, and speaker, who studies medical decision-making in a humanistic way. Dr. Miron-Shatz has been a researcher at Princeton University and has taught at the University of Pennsylvania; she has over 60 academic publications in top academic journals, including Psychological Science, Health Psychology, and Oxford University Press. She is the author of the new book, Your Life Depends on It: What You Can Do to Make Better Choices About Your Health.
There are so many important takeaways from my conversation with Dr. Miron-Shatz, but here are some of my favorites:
Making decisions about your health is hard and important, so a level of trust with your medical care team is needed; It can be overwhelming to sit in the patient’s seat, so it’s important to ask questions -- like “What are the risks, benefits and other options?” -- when speaking with your doctor; Having a relationship with your medical provider can go a long way in building trust and improving the patient-provider relationship; Women are often disadvantaged when it comes to their medical care because of their gender, so if you’re a woman, be prepared to ask questions and pursue answers; Healthy living means being in the moment and being content with what you have.
You can learn more about Dr. Miron-Shatz and her work via her website (https://talyamironshatz.com/), Twitter (https://twitter.com/talyamironshatz), LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/talya-miron-shatz), and of course, her book Your Life Depends on It: What You Can Do to Make Better Choices About Your Health (https://www.amazon.com/Your-Life-Depends-Better-Choices-ebook/dp/B08S3QS66G/).
Episode 115: Regina Wallace Jones, VP of Product & Engineering at Mindbody
I’m super excited to share my latest podcast with you. I’m chatting with Regina Wallace-Jones, a truly incredible and accomplished guest. Regina is the SVP of Product & Engineering at Mindbody, a leading technology platform for the wellness industry, featuring an app that allows people to discover and book fitness, beauty and salon services, and software to help growing businesses thrive. Regina is also the Vice Mayor of Palo Alto, California where she works to make life better for others.
During our conversion, I learned a great number of things from Regina, but here are some of the most inspiring insights she shared:
The world of wellness is for all of us, so make it your own and make it work for you; The flexibility and accessibility virtual wellness offers has transformed the way people incorporate wellness into their lives, and only for the better; Fitness and movement carry tremendous power in our lives; they transform our mood and the way we approach our day; Wellness practices can help us get through some of life’s most challenging moments; Healthy living is about being mentally, socially, creatively, and intellectually well.
Are you feeling inspired and eager to learn more about Mindbody and the work Regina does? Check out Mindbody (https://www.mindbodyonline.com/), Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/mindbody/), Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/mindbodyinc), and LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/regina-wallace-jones-187362/).
Nice cross section of experts
Wow! Such a nice cross section of experts on the show. Jessica covers a wide array of topics as they pertain to health and fitness. Great job.
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.