223 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.

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    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.9 • 2.1K 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.

    Yes, Most Bloating Is Normal…But Here’s What To Do If It’s Excessive

    Yes, Most Bloating Is Normal…But Here’s What To Do If It’s Excessive

    Bloating. Everybody has it. But it makes some people more uncomfortable than others. First, we are here to tell you that bloating is 100% normal and part of the complex digestion process. But if you are feeling like your bloating is excessive and causing distress, we want to provide some information and tools to help. In today’s episode, we speak with the queen of digestion, Tamara Duker Freuman, MS, RD, CDN, @tamarafreuman a New York City-based registered dietitian, and trusted digestive nutrition expert. Tamara is the author of "The Bloated Belly Whisperer," and her next book, REGULAR, will be published in April 2023. 
     
    In This Episode We’ll Cover:
    The common causes of bloating How to know when you need to seek professional help  IBS vs. Bloating How bloating can be treated  Functional Dyspepsia & MORE!   
    3 Ways You Can Support This Podcast:
    Rate Review Support our sponsors using our unique ‘HOOKUP’ codes here: https://foodheavenmadeeasy.com/hookup/  
    For our resources and show notes, visit foodheavenmadeeasy.com/podcast
     
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    Resources:
    Tamara’s Book Tamara’s Twitter Tamara’s Instagram  Tamara’s Facebook  
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    • 34 min
    Here’s Why You Need to Start Planning for Retirement Healthcare NOW

    Here’s Why You Need to Start Planning for Retirement Healthcare NOW

    Have you been planning for healthcare in retirement? (Whoops we haven’t either 😬) Today’s episode was a complete eye-opener because we didn't realize that the government doesn't exactly have our back when it comes to healthcare later in life. Learn the difference between Medicaid and medicare + what you can do to optimize the system when you need it.
     
    In This Episode We’ll Cover:
     
    The difference between medicare parts A, B, C, D (we literally had no idea) Why most people WON’T qualify for long-term care when they age The income limits for qualifying for Medicaid and why it’s problematic AF How to plan for healthcare in retirement & MORE!  
    3 Ways You Can Support This Podcast:
    Rate Review Support our sponsors using our unique ‘HOOKUP’ codes here: https://foodheavenmadeeasy.com/hookup  
    For our resources and shownotes, visit foodheavenmadeeasy.com/podcast.

    • 38 min
    Celebrating Juneteenth with Food

    Celebrating Juneteenth with Food

    Juneteenth is upon us. For those who aren’t familiar with the history, Juneteenth is a holiday to commemorate the emancipation of enslaved people in the US. On today’s podcast episode, we chat with James Beard Award-nominated food writer, master home cook, and producer, Nicole A. Taylor about all things Juneteenth and her upcoming cookbook, Watermelon and Redbirds: A Cookbook for Juneteenth and Black Celebrations. This is the first-ever cookbook centering Juneteenth so we were thrilled to get a chance to discuss it with Nicole.
     
    In This Episode We’ll Cover:
    The history behind Juneteenth & why it matters Nicole's favorite spins on traditional Black recipes Black food traditions Thoughts on watermelon and other foods with a traumatizing past & MORE  
    3 Ways You Can Support This Podcast:
    Rate Review Support our sponsors using our unique ‘HOOKUP’ codes here: https://foodheavenmadeeasy.com/hookup/  
    For our resources and shownotes, visit foodheavenmadeeasy.com/podcast
     
    Produced by Dear Media
     

    • 39 min
    How to Buy a Home When You Don’t Come From Money

    How to Buy a Home When You Don’t Come From Money

    Have you ever felt like homeownership wasn’t attainable for you? We did too….until we learned about some of the programs to help make home buying a possibility for first-time homebuyers. In today’s episode, we chat with Matthew Garland (@mgthemortgageguy), licensed mortgage broker and Division Manager at United Northern Mortgage Bankers. This is a goodie so make sure to tune in!
     
    In This Episode We’ll Cover:
    The best credit score to have when applying for mortgages  How the American dream is flawed The benefits of having a realtor  What “Don’t be house rich, and cash poor” means  The difference between ELIGIBILITY & AFFORDABILITY  Whether or not home warranties are a scam  
    3 Ways You Can Support This Podcast:
    Rate Review Support our sponsors using our unique ‘HOOKUP’ codes here: https://foodheavenmadeeasy.com/hookup  
    For our resources and shownotes, visit foodheavenmadeeasy.com/podcast.
     
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    Resources: 
    Matt’s Instagram  Matt’s Podcast   
    Produced by Dear Media

    • 54 min
    No, Everyone Does Not Need 8-10 Cups of Water Per Day (Here’s Why...)

    No, Everyone Does Not Need 8-10 Cups of Water Per Day (Here’s Why...)

    You've probably heard somewhere that you should have 8 to 10 glasses of water per day. Well, as it turns out, there’s no scientific research to back up this number. In today’s podcast episode, learn how to figure out how much water you should be getting and other ways to stay hydrated this summer. 
     
    In This Episode We’ll Cover:
    How water helps retain moisture in the body, including in hair and skin Myths about caffeine and hydration Ways to ensure you’re drinking enough water during the day H2O alternatives & MORE!   
    3 Ways You Can Support This Podcast:
    Rate Review Support our sponsors using our unique ‘HOOKUP’ codes here: https://foodheavenmadeeasy.com/hookup  
    For our resources and shownotes, visit foodheavenmadeeasy.com/podcast
     
     
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    Resources: 
    Hydration Episode   
    Hydration Article  
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    • 22 min
    How Do I Know If I'm Depressed?

    How Do I Know If I'm Depressed?

    So many people talk about feeling depressed, but what exactly is depression? Today we’re expanding on the clinical definitions for depression, what some of the signs are that you’re depressed and ways to support loved ones with depression. Joining us is Dr. Angela Neal-Barnett, national award-winning psychologist, professor and leading expert on anxiety disorders among Black Americans. 
     
    In This Episode We’ll Cover:
    The differences between ‘major’ & ‘persistent’ depression How the pandemic has contributed to the increase of depression globally Knowing when it’s time to get support  What to do when you need treatment and you’re uninsured + MORE!   
    3 Ways You Can Support This Podcast:
    Rate Review Support our sponsors using our unique ‘HOOKUP’ codes here: https://foodheavenmadeeasy.com/hookup/  
    HOOKUP CODES: 
    Visit katefarms.com and use the code, ‘wendyjess15’ to get 15% off your purchase!  Head over to thatsitfruit.com/foodheaven and use code FOODHEAVEN to get 20% off your order Join Kelly Smith Trimble, gardening expert, and editor at HGTV.com as she answers commonly asked vegetable gardening questions on the podcast Dig It!  
    For our resources and shownotes, visit foodheavenmadeeasy.com/podcast.
     
    Produced by Dear Media

    • 28 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
2.1K Ratings

2.1K Ratings

feinj ,

Love this Podcast!

Wendy and Jess, you both are a joy! I really love the conversations that you have and the guests you bring on!! I have been listening to you guys for a few years now and you’ve only gotten better with time!

Naturallymish ,

Thank you

Great afternoon!

Thank you so much for this podcast. I have enjoyed listening while at work or on my walks. I have learned so much about health as it relates to physical, mental, and food. Keep up the great work!

Psychedtobefit ,

My all time fave podcast

Hey y’all. I’ve been listening to this podcast for as long as I can remember. You’ve even been my #1 most listened podcast on Spotify for at least 3yrs. I have a short attention span but when it comes to your show I can listen to the whole thing through with no distractions. Your topics are ones that need to be talked about more and the info you give is superrrr helpful (especially the resources and books you suggest, I’ve read a lot of them during the pandemic) Thanks so much!

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