40 episodes

The podcast that says that life is too damn short to spend your time and attention worrying about your food choices. So join us, two Registered Dietitians (and friends!), as we explore the world of nutrition with a special focus on cultivating a healthy and peaceful relationship with food.

Nutrition For Mortals Nutrition For Mortals

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.9 • 74 Ratings

The podcast that says that life is too damn short to spend your time and attention worrying about your food choices. So join us, two Registered Dietitians (and friends!), as we explore the world of nutrition with a special focus on cultivating a healthy and peaceful relationship with food.

    The Great Saturated Fat Debate

    The Great Saturated Fat Debate

    For decades the advice around saturated fat seemed clear: lowering your intake of saturated fat would lower your risk of developing cardiovascular disease. But about a decade ago, things changed. The carnivore diet gained popularity, Time Magazine featured ‘Butter is Back’ on their cover, and social media became awash with influencers claiming that everything we knew about saturated fat was wrong. With all of these opposing views, what does the research actually tell us about saturated fat and heart disease?  Join us, two registered dietitians, as we dig into what has become one of the biggest controversies in the world of nutrition. 

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    Article Links: 


    Seven Countries Study


    Coconut Oil Meta-Analysis


    Cochrane Review 2020


    2015 Harvard Replacement Study


    Is Butter Back? Meta-analysis


    Saturated Fat Bogeyman Meta-Analysis

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    For feedback or to suggest a show topic email us at nutritionformortals@gmail.com

    Feel free to contact our real, live nutrition counseling practice



    **This podcast is for information purposes only, is not a substitute for individual medical or mental health advice, and does not constitute a patient-provider relationship**

    • 57 min
    Documentary Deep Dive on “You Are What You Eat: A Twin Experiment” [TEASER]

    Documentary Deep Dive on “You Are What You Eat: A Twin Experiment” [TEASER]

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    Join us, two registered dietitians (and friends!) as we watch (and talk through) the popular documentary "You Are What You Eat: A Twin Experiment.”

    • 16 min
    The Language of Weight Stigma (with Ragen Chastain)

    The Language of Weight Stigma (with Ragen Chastain)

    The words “overweight” and “obesity” are used both colloquially and throughout the healthcare establishment. But what impact does this language have on us? And how do these words hold the power to stigmatize and cause harm? Matt had the pleasure of speaking with Ragen Chastain, a speaker and writer who focuses on the intersection of weight science, weight stigma, and healthcare practice. Matt and Ragen’s conversation emphasizes just how powerful language can be in fueling anti-fat bias. So join us, two Registered Dietitians (well mostly Matt), in this nuanced and important conversation. 

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    Links to Find Ragen: 

    Website | Substack | IG

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    For feedback or to suggest a show topic email us at nutritionformortals@gmail.com

    Feel free to contact our real, live nutrition counseling practice

    **This podcast is for information purposes only, is not a substitute for individual medical or mental health advice, and does not constitute a patient-provider relationship**

    • 42 min
    Let’s Talk About Weight Watchers…

    Let’s Talk About Weight Watchers…

    Weight Watchers has been around for decades. Generations of individuals have attended meetings, logged their food and counted points. But is Weight Watchers as effective as it claims to be? And what does the science behind the program actually tell us? Join us, two Registered Dietitians, as we examine the world of WW and ultimately answer the question: Is Weight Watchers truly unique in the diet space?

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    Links to stuff we talked about in this episode:


    WW RCT #1


    WW RCT #2


    WW RCT #3


    NYC WW study

    For feedback or to suggest a show topic email us at nutritionformortals@gmail.com

    Feel free to contact our real, live nutrition counseling practice

    **This podcast is for information purposes only, is not a substitute for individual medical or mental health advice, and does not constitute a patient-provider relationship**

    • 45 min
    The Dara-Lynn Weiss Story [TEASER]

    The Dara-Lynn Weiss Story [TEASER]

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    In 2012, an article came out in Vogue that ignited a storm of controversy. The article, written by a woman named Dara-Lynn Weiss, highlighted how diet culture gets pushed at children from an incredibly young age. In this month's episode, we use this article as a way of discussing kids, diet culture and how we talk to children about food (and their bodies). This is not an easy topic, but wow it's an important one. 

    • 15 min
    No Seriously, How Much Protein Do We Need?

    No Seriously, How Much Protein Do We Need?

    How much protein do we need? Seems like a simple enough question, right? Well, in the world of nutrition, few questions are more fraught than this one. So join us, two Registered Dietitians (and friends!) as we navigate these treacherous waters and attempt to come out the other side with some useful information for our own lives. #rollininthebeef



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    https://www.patreon.com/nutritionformortals



    Links to stuff we talked about in this episode:


    The nitrogen balance study we discussed


    Protein “requirements” beyond the RDA: implications for optimizing health


    Muscle loss is so much more than protein intake..



    Don’t want to miss any episodes in the future? Make sure to subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts!

    For feedback or to suggest a show topic email us at nutritionformortals@gmail.com

    Feel free to contact our real, live nutrition counseling practice



    **This podcast is for information purposes only, is not a substitute for individual medical or mental health advice, and does not constitute a patient-provider relationship**

    • 35 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
74 Ratings

74 Ratings

Em Castro ,

Balanced. Factual. A True Gem!

Basically the title. This podcast is not only fun, but also keeps me grounded in a world of health misinformation.

Melsbells1231 ,

Interesting, informative and fun!

I’m so happy I found this podcast! Matt and Jen share great info, but they do it in an easy to understand, engaging way.

Icebox408 ,

Super listenable and informative!

The hosts have great chemistry, know their stuff, and make nutrition information understandable!

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