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Welcome to the Lettuce Explain Podcast. Our mission here is simple, to entertain and educate you on all things nutrition and wellness. We're here to help you understand the wildly curious world of nutrition and wellness one episode at a time.

Lettuce Explain Tammy Harper

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.7 • 85 Ratings

Welcome to the Lettuce Explain Podcast. Our mission here is simple, to entertain and educate you on all things nutrition and wellness. We're here to help you understand the wildly curious world of nutrition and wellness one episode at a time.

    #104: Common Eating Disorders

    #104: Common Eating Disorders

    IN THE NEWS: “The Rabbit Effect” study shows connection to others is the hidden factor to health. Also, the five foods that can cut your odds for colon cancer.
    MAIN: Common Eating Disorders. Eating disorders are a range of psychological conditions that cause unhealthy eating habits to develop. We discuss types, causes, complications, prevention and more.
    TRIVIA:  What percentage of the world has an eating disorder?
    LISTENER QUESTION: What’s an eating disorder that I haven’t heard about?
    We now offer RDN and DTR CONTINUING EDUCATION through our website.
    WEBSITE: www.lettuceexplain.com
    TWITTER:@LettuceExplain
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    EMAIL: lettuceexplain@gmail.com

    • 50 min
    #103: Magnesium and Health

    #103: Magnesium and Health

    IN THE NEWS: The new shortage, ketchup can’t catch up. Also, a new study shows that a diet high in processed meats could shorten your life.
    MAIN: Magnesium and Health. Magnesium is an abundant mineral in the body and is naturally present in many foods. We discuss magnesium functions, deficiency, supplements and more.
    TRIVIA: Regular exposure to what temperature of water can help you better manage stress, possibly improve cardiovascular function and immune function?
    LISTENER QUESTION: Can you increase your magnesium levels by soaking in an Epsom salt bath?
    We now offer RDN and DTR CONTINUING EDUCATION through our website.
    WEBSITE: www.lettuceexplain.com
    TWITTER:@LettuceExplain
    INSTAGRAM: @lettuceexplain
    FACEBOOK: @lettuceexplain
    EMAIL: lettuceexplain@gmail.com

    • 44 min
    #102: Kidney Stones and your Diet

    #102: Kidney Stones and your Diet

    IN THE NEWS: Toasted vs. untoasted bread: Is one healthier & easier to digest? Also, how exercise enhances your brain. 
    MAIN: Kidney Stones and your Diet. About 10% of people will have a kidney stone at some point in their life, and the type of stone you have can determine what foods or drinks you should consume or avoid to reduce your risk of getting another kidney stone
    TRIVIA: What is the world record for the biggest kidney stone?
    LISTENER QUESTION: How do I get rid of hiccups?
    We now offer RDN and DTR CONTINUING EDUCATION through our website.
    WEBSITE: www.lettuceexplain.com
    TWITTER:@LettuceExplain
    INSTAGRAM: @lettuceexplain
    FACEBOOK: @lettuceexplain
    EMAIL: lettuceexplain@gmail.com

    • 36 min
    #101: Animal Proteins: Nutrition and Environment

    #101: Animal Proteins: Nutrition and Environment

    IN THE NEWS: How to avoid toxic kitchen chemicals that could damage your fertility. Also, pot-consuming pregnant women have THC in breast milk weeks later.
    MAIN: Animal Proteins: Nutrition & Environment. Replacement of red meat with nuts, legumes, and whole grains, is associated with a reduction in total mortality. Also, producing a unit of animal food protein results in greater environmental impacts than producing an equivalent unit of plant food protein.
    TRIVIA: Which item has the greatest environmental impact to produce? Which has the least? 
    LISTENER QUESTION:  I do not exercise because I cannot get motivated. How do you suggest I get started?
    We now offer RDN and DTR CONTINUING EDUCATION through our website.
    WEBSITE: www.lettuceexplain.com
    TWITTER:@LettuceExplain
    INSTAGRAM: @lettuceexplain
    FACEBOOK: @lettuceexplain
    EMAIL: lettuceexplain@gmail.com
     

    • 46 min
    #100: Ethics and Healthcare

    #100: Ethics and Healthcare

    MAIN: Ethics and Healthcare
    At its simplest, ethics is a system of moral principles. These principles affect how we make decisions and lead our lives. Hopefully, studying ethics can give us insights into what people do and why they do it. If we let it, studying ethics also can motivate us to change morally questionable habits and live an ethical life.
    If you are a RDN or DTR, you can use this episode to meet your ethics continuing education requirement.
    For CEU info, go through our website.
    WEBSITE: www.lettuceexplain.com
    TWITTER:@LettuceExplain
    INSTAGRAM: @lettuceexplain
    FACEBOOK: @lettuceexplain
    EMAIL: lettuceexplain@gmail.com

    • 1 hr 6 min
    #099: Nitrates and Nitrites and their links to Cancer, Food and Water

    #099: Nitrates and Nitrites and their links to Cancer, Food and Water

    IN THE NEWS: In just 2 weeks on the couch, formerly fit people had damage to their body. Also, a popular form of intermittent fasting produced minimal weight loss and muscle loss.
    MAIN: Nitrates and Nitrites and their links to Cancer, Food, and Water. Understanding the difference between nitrates and nitrites will help us make decisions about our nutritional health.
    TRIVIA:  Nitrates are composed of which of the following molecules?
    LISTENER QUESTION:  I want my kids to help out in the kitchen, any ideas?
    We now offer RDN and DTR CONTINUING EDUCATION through our website.
    WEBSITE: www.lettuceexplain.com
    TWITTER:@LettuceExplain
    INSTAGRAM: @lettuceexplain
    FACEBOOK: @lettuceexplain
    EMAIL: lettuceexplain@gmail.com

    • 34 min

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