PATH is a cross-country road trip navigated by registered dietitians and long-time friends Jenny and Toni. PATH spotlights America’s diverse subcultures—in communities from Berkeley to Birmingham—revealing some surprising and practical roads to healthier living for ourselves and the nation. PATH is our Positive Approach To Health. Ride along with us!
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Road Trip...Destination SanFrancisco, CA - The Iterative Mindset
The PATHPod gals are back in the Bay Area for a delightful conversation with Dr. Kyra Bobinet, an expert in the areas of Social Determinants of Health (SDOH), learned helplessness and the iterative mindset. Kyra shares her personal story that lead her to go deep into SDOH and her desire to illicit engagement in whole populations. She does this by way of combining her backgrounds in neuroscience & public health to increase awareness around SDOH and the effect it has on all of us. Her unique perspective on behavior change, incorporating the ideas of learned helplessness and iteration will get you thinking, for sure. It certainly got Toni and Jenny’s wheels spinning! To learn more about how she uses these concepts to help others change their behavior, check out her work at freshtri.com or on Insta at fresh_tri. To understand more about this amazing human who is changing the world, visit her website at drkyrabobinet.com.
Destination…The Streets, Paths and Parks of NYC - Nutrition For Runners!
What can the gals of the PATHPod say??? They love New York! Toni & Jenny embark on another journey to the Big Apple that affords them the chance to chat with an absolute treasure in the sports nutrition world. This time around…they have an illuminating conversation with Natalie Rizzo, MS, RD. Natalie’s experience as a runner who happens to be a vegetarian and super-savvy when it comes to nutrition for athletes makes her a super-star guest! She’s a marathon runner and a long-time veggie-lover, dedicated to helping her clients learn how to fuel their bodies with plants.
Natalie answers some tough questions about running and nutrition as well as some curve-balls that Jenny and Toni toss her way about general plant-based nutrition. She answers them like a pro (because she is a PRO) and leaves the listener with lots of great information to consider for their health overall.
Her personality and practicality will make this an enjoyable listen, no doubt! Plus, she has a ton of great resources on her website www.greenletes.com, including The 4 Week Plant-Based Athlete Roadmap and The No-Brainer Nutrition Guide For Every Runner and more! Follow her amazing Instagram account for daily inspiration and great recipes as well other great tips and hacks. Check her out @greenletes.
Road Trip... Destination NYC - "You Gotta Be Your Biggest Advocate"
Toni travels solo to NYC in this episode of PATH Positive Approaches To Health and engages in an incredible conversation with Bradford and Brian Manning of Two Blind Brothers. Brad and Brian were both diagnosed at a young age with Stargardt’s disease, a form of macular degeneration. They are in the business of creating ultra-soft designer clothing from natural fibers for the sole purpose of funding blindness research. Their conversation takes them down many paths as they touch on community, connection, adversity and purpose. This is a conversation you will not want to miss and teaches so many life lessons. You will fall in love with these two gentlemen as you listen to their story, the approach to their challenge and how they harnessed their passion and made it their mission to help find a cure for blindness. You can read their story and help support this cause at twoblindbrothers.com or watch one of their talks at https://twoblindbrothers.com/blogs/the-blind-spot/how-to-speak-your-truth-and-make-people-listen. To learn more about the book Toni referenced, Cry Like A Man by Jason Wilson go to https://www.amazon.com/Cry-Like-Man-Emotional-Incarceration/dp/0830775943.
Road Trip... Destination Bend, Oregon - "You "Matter."
The PATHPod gals road trip up to Bend, Oregon to have a heartfelt and inspiring conversation with an entrepreneur and amazing human---Kristi Coughlin, MS RDN. Kristi is a trained Registered Dietitian Nutritionist but her path has taken her away from direct service to a different form of DIRECT IMPACT through inspirational products and messages. For three years Kristi ran an online nutrition practice, until she started to realize something — all her clients had the same issue but it wasn’t nutrition related. Instead, they all lacked self-love. And, perfectionism was hindering their progress. As a result, Kristi launched an online product business called Bring About Happy.
At Bring About Happy, Kristi creates and sells products inspired by her private practice clients with messages such as You are Enough and REAL. Better than Perfect. This transition opened the door to Kristi’s true passion — helping others through a creative outlet. She has since closed her private practice to pursue her product business full-time. In this episode there are so many thought-provoking moments shared…it can get you thinking about how important it is to LISTEN to what your heart is telling you or what you are being called to do…
To learn more about Kristi and Bring About Happy you can check out Bringabouthappy.com and on IG bringabouthappy. Whatever you do…check out this Happy Infuser, Kristi Coughlin and enjoy the episode.
Road Trip... Destination Canada - "Say Yes To Yourself"
The ladies of the PATHPod head north into Canada to talk with Tamara Saslove and Elis Halenko – co-founders of the RD Collective, a business that helps dietitians and food & nutrition entrepreneurs build and scale the business of their dreams. The topic of their conversation was Imposter Syndrome and it was eye opening to say the least! It creeps up on the best of us and can do a number on our well-being, making us feel less-than in an already crazy and confusing time. Don’t let the fact that these two amazing women focus on nutrition businesses deter you from tuning into this unique and powerful episode. They share some inspiring stories about adaptability and the art of the pivot during this challenging year. The themes they delve into cut across myriad professions and will undoubtedly leave you with some take-away nuggets to start exploring. To learn more about the work they do and what they are up to follow them on Insta @TheRDCollective or the-rd-collective.teachable.com
Road Trip... Destination Santa Cruz, CA - Forensic Nutrition, A Look At The Low FODMAP Diet
The ladies of the PATH Pod took a fun little trip over to the California coast, landing in the little beach town of Santa Cruz to chat with Antonella Dewell. She is a registered dietitian who specializes in helping people who are dealing with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Antonella uses a low FODMAP protocol and explains the process along with the forensic nature of her work. She also helps to dispel some myths surrounding this “diet” and IBS itself, emphasizing how important it is to work with someone who specializes in this way of eating, as it is very personalized. The protocol works because the goal is to find the least restrictive diet so that it is sustainable for a lifetime, allowing her patients to find freedom, not restriction.
To learn more about Antonella and her private practice visit: antonelladewell.com or visit her on Instagram at ibs.fodmap.nutritionist
To learn more about Monash University: https://www.monashfodmap.com/
To learn more about the difference between IBS & IBD: https://www.webmd.com/ibs/guide/ibs-ibd-differences
Always learn something
As a runner, worker-outer, breast cancer survivor, and busy mom, I always learn something from the PATH. I’ve learned how to meditate better, eat healthily with confidence, and have better workouts and runs. Toni and Jenny change it up each podcast to keep it interesting with their guests. They add in their knowledge of nutrition and give insights on how to get more out of the information we are hearing about. Looking forward to hearing more of these two!
This podcast is one of my favorites as it brings me so much joy. I feel as if I am sitting with two old friends talking and learning about life through the journeys of other people. Lessons are learned, thoughts are created, passions revealed. Each episode is crafted with love and felt in every placed it is listen too. Add this to your favorites now!
Great energy, info, and fun!
I absolutely love the energy and heart of this podcast! Toni and Jenny are so genuinely and deeply enthusiastic about sharing inspiration and wisdom from their guests (and themselves) that you feel you're right there with them. I love that the podcast covers a super broad range of health topics that are applicable to everyone. The guests are knowledgeable, inspiring, and full of practical advice and ideas. I find that each episode is a delightful surprise and a jolt of good energy!