Healthy eating shouldn’t be complicated, but it so often is. We’re here to change that. Join Kevin (the noob) and Michelle (the nutritionist) on a light-hearted journey to discover the many ins-and-outs of nutrition. Each episode focusses on a specific topic, as Michelle simplifies the surprisingly complicated world of nutrition and food. About your hosts: Michelle Pierce-Hamilton is a Registered Holistic Nutritionist, former faculty instructor at the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition and also holds Plant-Based Nutrition Certificate from Cornell University. Michelle specializes in healthy aging, healthy lifestyle transition and chronic disease management, including cancer and auto-immune disorders. Basically, she’s really smart. She is the owner of beteas.com and The Tea Lounge in London Ontario. Kevin Harries is a voice actor who has narrated TV documentaries, commercials, online learning courses, and now… a podcast. He knows absolutely nothing about nutrition, but he likes to eat. He is the owner of Harries Voiceovers.
Ep 11 - A hard habit to break - part 1 - changing your eating habits
Michelle breaks out her inner Project Manager and responds to a listener question with some practical tips on how to break out of old habits when you're trying to change your eating and nutrition habits. After years of making the same meals and eating a certain way, it can be tough to change and make those changes stick. We discuss some ways to help the transition and make it last. Here's where the rubber hits the road. Listen for part 2 of our discussion in the next episode.
Ep 10 - The skinny on fat
We've heard about all the different types of fat - monosaturated, polysaturated, unsaturated, trans, cholesterol (good and bad), animal vs plant-based fats, and then there's different types of oils for cooking, frying, salads and everything else. So.... what's up? Why are there so many types, and which ones (if any) are actually good for you? Today we discuss what fat actually is and why your body needs it (or not).
Ep 9 - Let’s climb up our family tree!
Humans have been around for a while - we started as hunters and gatherers, then settled down and became farmers in small communities, and now we create podcasts.
But the term “hunter/gatherer” implies two very different activities - so, genetically and anthropologically speaking, were ancient humans hunters (carnivores), gatherers (herbivores), or a mix of both? Michelle tackles this issue from a nutritionist standpoint.
More info on the Gladiator study can be found in the film Gamechangers.
Ep 8 - The 'M' Word
In episode 7, we learned a bit about why we should consider removing milk & dairy products from our diets. We use dairy in so many ways - from coffee and tea to grilled cheese sandwiches to lasagne to smoothies, and there are so many options for plant-based milks - where to begin? But fear not! In this episode, we'll talk a bit about the various plant-based beverages out there, and Michelle will give us her ratings of the most popular and accessible options.
Ep 7 - The dairy exorcism
Way back in episode 2, we learned that milk and dairy products were officially removed from the Canadian food guide. Today, we talk a little bit about why - what’s up with milk and dairy, and why should we consider removing it from our diet. And why is it so darned hard to do so?
Ep 6 - From 'Moo' to 'Grew'
In Episode 4 we talked about protein, and in episode 5, we covered the gut biome and how we (literally) are what we eat. But for anyone wanting to transition their diet to being more plant-forward, the big question becomes “how?” Thankfully, we have Michelle to guide us. In this episode, she talks us through some of the steps you can take to improve your nutrition, and also what to expect.