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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

    • Fitness

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.

    #083: The Coronavirus

    #083: The Coronavirus

    IN THE NEWS: Are foods labeled ‘low sugar’ misleading consumers? Also, General Mills launched a $13 box of breakfast cereal and it’s good.
    MAIN: The Coronavirus. With all the anxiety going around, we breakdown some of the information and misinformation on the coronavirus. 
    TRIVIA: Can you protect yourself from the coronavirus by using essential oils?
    LISTENER QUESTION: Will ordering or buying products shipped from China make a person sick?
    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
     

    • 41 min
    #082: Sustainable Eating

    #082: Sustainable Eating

    IN THE NEWS: A study shows ACL surgery can do real damage to your brain. Also, you probably can’t boost your immune system to prevent the Coronavirus. 
    MAIN: Sustainable Eating. Eating more healthfully and more sustainably go hand-in-hand, meaning we can develop sustainable eating practices that improve our own health while also benefiting the health of the planet.
    Trivia: How does smoking affect your taste buds?
    Listener Question: What is algae oil and is it good for me?
    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

    • 38 min
    #081: Cancer Myths Unraveled

    #081: Cancer Myths Unraveled

    IN THE NEWS: Projections show that by 2030 nearly one in two adults will be obese and nearly one in four will be severely obese. Also, even a little alcohol may raise cancer risk.
    MAIN: Cancer Myths Unraveled. With so many myths out there, we do our best to unravel the misinformation. Everything from cancer being a man-made, modern disease to whether sharks get cancer or not. A must-myth listen.
    TRIVIA: What percentage of US skin cancers are related to sun exposure?
    LISTENER QUESTION: Are there certain ages at which a body’s metabolism slows down?
    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

    • 47 min
    #080: Healthy Skin

    #080: Healthy Skin

    IN THE NEWS: Bodybuilding meal delivery services are now available. Also, what exactly is soy protein isolate and is it healthy for us?
    MAIN: Healthy Skin. Research has shown that natural components found in many plant-based foods and fish help to protect, hydrate and nourish skin.
    TRIVIA: Does consuming milk increase mucus production?
    LISTENER QUESTION: When weight training, is it better to perform repetitions quickly or slowly?
    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

    • 42 min
    #079: The Body Clock

    #079: The Body Clock

    IN THE NEWS: A new study suggests that slimming down 'tongue fat' might help ease sleep apnea. Also, muscle mass and diet play a crucial role in fighting cancer.
    MAIN: The Body Clock. Scientists are looking into why eating at unusual times is a major cause of body clock disruption and they have found that melatonin, dopamine and insulin all play a role. 
    TRIVIA: Does excess weight weaken the effectiveness of the flu shot?
    LISTENER QUESTION: Do the seasons affect our need for calories?
    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
    #078: Periodization Training

    #078: Periodization Training

    IN THE NEWS: Zantac and other generics voluntarily recalled after a cancer-causing chemical was detected. Also, study links pot use in pregnancy to infant health risks.
    MAIN: Periodization Training. It turns out that the exercise you’ve been doing has worked so well that your body has adapted to it. You need to give it a new challenge periodically, if you’re going to continue to make gains. 
    TRIVIA: What is vinpocetine and should we be consuming it?
    LISTENER QUESTION: Can eating foods that are too spicy, or eating too many spicy foods, be dangerous? 
    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

    • 40 min

Customer Reviews

Alex Gayton ,

Obsessed with this podcast!

I’m a new registered dietitian so I have been looking for nutrition podcasts to listen to on my commute to work to continue learning about various nutrition topics. I love the way you ladies formatted your show with various articles in the beginning, a fun fact, science based info in the middle with your own personal commentary and a summary at the end! I don’t typically like podcasts because I tend to zone out and not actually listen, but I can honestly say I listen to every word and I have even started listening to the podcast when I’m making breakfast or dinner because I want to hear them all! Thank you so much for providing all this nutrition info in a simplified format. I hope you reach more than just the dietitian community with this education because it’s something that people need to hear about!

My Dogs Smell Like Cheese ,

Great Info

This is the best podcast I’ve found for finding a diet that suits me the best. Plenty of in-depth discussions on not only the most popular diets, including the pros and cons and why they may or may not work for you, and other dietary related topics.

amyrodonnell14 ,

Just okay

I was excited to listen to this and gear up for starting my masters in nutrition. I agree with the review that they don’t read the article ahead of time and just read them out loud to you. I’d love to hear their takes on these articles as RDNs, not just have them read out loud.

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