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Nutritionally Speaking was founded in 2009 by Michaela Ballmann while she was a Master’s student at Loma Linda University, California. She started the podcast in order to answer common questions and dispel myths regarding nutrition, whether about the latest craze in trendy diets and supplements or just about what to eat. She noticed that too many people get all or the majority of their nutrition information from television, the internet, testimonials, or friends and family who are passing on what they have heard or read. Her podcast has been broadcasting the truth about nutrition, covering topics such as green tea, high fructose corn syrup, and omega-3 fatty acids.



Incorporating mindfulness and compassion, she discusses topics such as intuitive eating, body image, and disordered eating. In addition, she calls into question conventional viewpoints on weight and body size and their relation to health.

Nutritionally Speaking – Wholify Michaela Ballmann, MS RD CLT

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.5, 20 Ratings

Nutritionally Speaking was founded in 2009 by Michaela Ballmann while she was a Master’s student at Loma Linda University, California. She started the podcast in order to answer common questions and dispel myths regarding nutrition, whether about the latest craze in trendy diets and supplements or just about what to eat. She noticed that too many people get all or the majority of their nutrition information from television, the internet, testimonials, or friends and family who are passing on what they have heard or read. Her podcast has been broadcasting the truth about nutrition, covering topics such as green tea, high fructose corn syrup, and omega-3 fatty acids.



Incorporating mindfulness and compassion, she discusses topics such as intuitive eating, body image, and disordered eating. In addition, she calls into question conventional viewpoints on weight and body size and their relation to health.

    Plant-Powered for Life: My Interview with Sharon Palmer RD

    Plant-Powered for Life: My Interview with Sharon Palmer RD

    October is Vegetarian Awareness Month, so our special guest is my friend and colleague Sharon Palmer RD! Sharon is the Plant-Powered Dietitian and on this episode she tackles meat alternatives, common myths and misconceptions, the What The Health documentary, and what research and science say about the plant-based diet. Tune in for this plant-powered bonanza!



    * Adventist Health Studies

    * Why I am Plant-Based – Part 1

    * Why I am Plant-Based – Part 2

    * Environmental Working Group

    * The Plant-Powered Blog

    * The Plant-Powered Dietitian’s Take on What the Health

    * Sharon’s Veg Challenge





    Sharon Palmer RD

    Sharon has created an award-winning career based on combining her two great loves: food and writing. As a registered dietitian with a broad foundation in health care, she channeled her passion into journalism over the past 15 years, covering a variety of topics, such as health, wellness, nutrition, and cooking. Sharon is also an accomplished writer on food and environmental issues, having published a number of features on plant-based diets, hunger, agriculture, local and organic foods, eco-friendly culinary practices, sustainability, food safety, humane animal practices, and food security. In particular, Sharon has expertise in plant-based nutrition.

    Sharon shines in culinary arts, focusing on globally inspired recipes featuring whole plant foods. She enjoys hosting culinary demonstrations and farm-to-table cooking classes. In addition, Sharon regularly appears in the media as a nutrition expert, and presents on food and nutrition at national venues, including California Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Food and Nutrition Conference and Expo, and Supermarket Symposium. She also serves as a nutrition advisor to Oldways Vegetarian Network and is a judge for the prestigious James Beard Journalism Awards and Books for a Better Life Awards. She was the proud recipient of the Loma Linda University Distinguished Alumnus Award in 2013. Currently, Sharon is studying for her Master Degree in Sustainable Food Systems at Green Mountain College in Vermont.

    Living in the chaparral hills overlooking Los Angeles with her husband and two sons, Sharon enjoys tending to her own organic garden, visiting the local farmers market every week, and cooking for friends and family.

    To learn more about Sharon, visit her website at sharonpalmer.com.

    Find Sharon on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.



     

    Plant-Powered for Life: Eat Your Way to Lasting Health with 52 Simple Steps and 125 Delicious Recipes

    Be prepared to fall in love with plants and embrace a healthy, plant-based diet with this cookbook-slash-handbook that will lead you one step at a time toward your healthiest self. In a href="https://www.amazon.

    • 28 min
    Outsmart Overeating: My Interview with Karen R. Koenig M.Ed. LCSW

    Outsmart Overeating: My Interview with Karen R. Koenig M.Ed. LCSW

    Weight and eating are not moral issues. It’s time to get rid of shame, blame, and diets! Karen R. Koenig, eating disorder therapist and expert on the psychology of eating, is here to help us do just that. She speaks about normal vs. nutritious eating, weight stigma, self-care, the role of health care providers, and how to outsmart overeating.



    Karen R. Koenig, M.Ed., LCSW

    Karen R. Koenig, M.Ed., LCSW, is a psychotherapist, blogger, educator, and expert on the psychology of eating—the why and how, not the what, of it—with 30 years of experience teaching chronic dieters and overeaters how to become “normal” eaters and develop a positive relationship with food and their bodies. She is the author of six previous books on eating and weight.

    To learn more about Karen, visit her website at Karenrkoenig.com.

    Find Karen on Twitter and Facebook.



    Helping Patients Outsmart Overeating:

    Psychological Strategies for Doctors and Health Care Providers

    Karen’s newest book, coauthored with Paige O’Mahoney, MD, teaches psychological and success strategies that promote healing conversations between providers and patients. Learn more about the book and purchase it here.

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    • 25 min
    Booch of the Future: My Interview with Clearly Kombucha

    Booch of the Future: My Interview with Clearly Kombucha

    Not all kombucha is created equal. Some is ho-hum, but Clearly Kombucha is the Booch of the Future for a reason! It’s delicious, functional, and (most importantly) fun! I interview Mya Nguyen from Clearly Kombucha and C Botanicals to learn more about what makes this brand and their products special, and why you should give them a try!



    Clearly Kombucha

    Crafted in the San Francisco Bay Area, Clearly Kombucha® is dedicated to creating the most palatable and fun (not to mention authentic) kombucha possible. Clearly Kombucha® brews a light and refreshing kombucha to reflect the belief that you come alive when you lighten up. Its refreshing taste, low sugar content, and light-hearted spirit are all reasons to celebrate. Lighten up!



    C Botanicals

    C Botanicals is the next generation of innovative and approachable functional beverages, a collection of effervescent fermented botanicals and aromatics based on ginger root, holy basil, lemongrass, milk thistle, turmeric and cardamom. Each flavor is light but purposeful. By working with Mother Nature’s finest ingredients and giving them a boost of probiotics, each drink is a light, hydrating gift for you and your body.

    Find Clearly Kombucha on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

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    • 12 min
    Top 10 Picks Expo West 2017

    Top 10 Picks Expo West 2017

    Ahhhh, another exhilarating and energizing Natural Products Expo West! I’m so excited to share my favorite finds from this year’s show.

    Here’s a shout out to my winners!

    New Pop





    * The World’s First Skinless Popcorn

    * No butter, salt, oil, preservatives, fat

    * Only 32 Calories per cup, Less than 200 Calories per bag



    Pili Nuts





    * Sprouted hand-harvested nuts from the Philippines

    * Only 4 ingredients, no additives, no bs

    * Highest magnesium of any nut



    Truth In Snacks





    * Freeze dried fruit, savory vegetables and dark chocolate enrobed freeze dried fruit slices

    * Signature process and custom-built freeze-dryers preserve all the nutrients and flavor of fresh produce

    * Gluten-free, non-GMO, ingredients you recognize



    Numi Golden Latte





    * Turmeric Chai and Turmeric Cocoa flavors

    * Unsweetened and organic

    * Just add to milk of choice for easy iced or hot golden milk or haldi doodh



    Cracked Nut Butter





    * Protein fortified dessert spreads

    * Grass-fed, non-GMO 100% Whey Protein Isolate

    * Available in convenient, grab-and-go pouches



    La Colombe Draft Latte





    * Frothed latte with hormone free milk and Nizza blend coffee

    * Groundbreaking Innovalve™ that combines milk and coffee delivering frothy texture

    * No added sugar, gluten-free, good source of protein



    Munkijo





    * Organic unadulterated coconut products

    * NEW Wild Munkijo Mojo Hot Sauce and Organic Coconut Balsamic Vinegar

    * Four generation family coconut farm in the Philippines



    Lakanto





    * Sugar free, low glycemic, gluten free, vegan zero aftertaste

    * Lakanto sweetener combines non-GMO erythritol with monk fruit

    * Low calorie alternatives to maple syrup and popular beverages



    The Natural Citizen Organic Protein

     



    * Organic, non-GMO, gluten free, vegan protein

    * Wholesome ingredients: hemp, brown rice, pea and sacha inchi protein

    * Finally a nutty, savory protein powder!



    C Botanicals





    * Effervescent fermented botanicals and aromatics with probiotics

    * Similar to Clearly Kombucha, organic botanicals are fermented with a SCOBY

    * Incredible flavors like Holy Basil, Strawberry Milk Thistle and Turmeric Cardamom



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    • 17 min
    The Power of Mindful Eating: My Interview with Megrette Fletcher M.Ed. RD CDE

    The Power of Mindful Eating: My Interview with Megrette Fletcher M.Ed. RD CDE

    Mindful eating is much more than slowing down and turning off the tv. It can actually rewire your brain. Megrette Fletcher, dietitian and founder of The Center for Mindful Eating, talks about the power of presence, how to deal with cravings, and the role of gratitude.

    Here are links to what we mentioned on this episode:

    The Principles of Mindful Eating 

    Good Practice Guidelines 

    Archive of Handouts – Turning a Crave into a Wave By Ronald Thebarge PhD Page 7

    Self-compassion meditations

    The Center for Mindful Eating

    Megrette.com



    Megrette Fletcher M.Ed., R.D., CDE

    Writer, Speaker, Dietitian, Diabetes Educator

    2013-2015 Center for Mindful Eating President

    2005 Co-founder of The Center for Mindful Eating

    Megrette Fletcher is a cofounder of The Center for Mindful Eating and has served many positions including the 2013-2016 President. She is a public speaker and author of a number of books, including Discover Mindful Eating for Kids, Eat What You Love, Love What You Eat with Diabetes with Michelle MD, Discover Mindful Eating: A resource of handouts for health professionals, with Frederick Burggraf. Megrette has also crafted detailed training for both the consumer and professional including, Am I Hungry: Diabetes, The Before, During and After the Bite Workshop, and The Core Concepts of Mindful Eating online training. She is a registered dietitian and certified diabetes educator who has worked at an area hospital for over 16 years.

    Megrette’s curious name means “little Margaret” and seems to have French origins. Unfortunately, she is not a native speaker but she is an avid cyclist, passable cook, and a terrible bowler. She lives in New Hampshire with her two and four-legged family. She had maintained a daily meditation practice since 1999 when she began studying Buddhism as part of the Triratna Buddhist Order. To learn more about Megrette, visit her website at Megrette.com.

    Find Megrette on Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest.

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    • 30 min
    Nutrition for Women’s Health & Fertility: My Interview with Ayla Withee MS RD CLT

    Nutrition for Women’s Health & Fertility: My Interview with Ayla Withee MS RD CLT

    Infertility affects 7.5 million women in the US. Couples are spending thousands of dollars on doctors visits, medications and IVF in their desire to start a family. What if you could break the painful cycle of infertility with nutrition and lifestyle interventions? You can! Functional dietitian and fertility expert Ayla Withee is on the show to tell us how.

    Here are links to what we mentioned on this episode:

    Skin Deep

    The Organically Clean Home

    Maple Hill Creamery and Podcast Interview with Tim Joseph

    Real Food Radio



    Ayla Withee, MS, RD, LDN

    Registered Dietitian and Owner of Boston Functional Nutrition, LLC

    Ayla Withee, MS, RDN, LDN, CLT is a Registered Dietitian/Nutritionist, and Certified Leap Therapist, and owner of Boston Functional Nutrition, a private practice outside of Boston, Massachusetts. She has trained for years with experts in the field of functional medicine and embraces a whole body approach to addressing the root causes of health issues. Her specialties include women’s health, particularly reproductive nutrition, and gastrointestinal issues, but she sees a wide variety of clients throughout the lifespan.

    You can find Ayla blogging and learn more about her practice at BostonFunctionalNutrition.com or subscribe to her podcast Real Food Radio on iTunes or Stitcher.

    Find Ayla on Twitter, and Instagram.

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    • 38 min

Customer Reviews

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Finally

I have been looking for a podcast that would help me stay in the loop on different nutrition topics for my own patients. Like that is is to-the-point!

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Solid nutrition information

Great information delivered in a short amount of time. I am also a registered dietitian, but have learned so much listening to Michaela! A "must-listen" for health care professionals!

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Wonderful info

I never realized that by mindfully eating, I can actually loose weight. This is a wonderful podcast. I am rethinking my approach to eating.

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