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Hosted by award-winning Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, Melissa Joy Dobbins, the Guilt-Free RD® - "because food shouldn't make you feel bad!" Join Melissa’s conversations with experts including researchers, academics, authors, dietitians and more as they delve into the science, psychology and strategies behind good food and nutrition. This podcast provides food for thought on a variety of topics ranging from fad diets to farming. Walk away with credible information to help you make your own, well-informed nutrition decisions based on facts, not fear. For more information visit www.SoundBitesRD.com.

Sound Bites A Nutrition Podcast Melissa Joy Dobbins, MS, RD, CDE

    • Nutrition
    • 4.8 • 143 Ratings

Hosted by award-winning Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, Melissa Joy Dobbins, the Guilt-Free RD® - "because food shouldn't make you feel bad!" Join Melissa’s conversations with experts including researchers, academics, authors, dietitians and more as they delve into the science, psychology and strategies behind good food and nutrition. This podcast provides food for thought on a variety of topics ranging from fad diets to farming. Walk away with credible information to help you make your own, well-informed nutrition decisions based on facts, not fear. For more information visit www.SoundBitesRD.com.

    Pre, Peri & Post Menopause: Weighty Matters – Liz Ward & Hillary Wright

    Pre, Peri & Post Menopause: Weighty Matters – Liz Ward & Hillary Wright

    There is no reason for women to deprive themselves of delicious, nourishing foods as they navigate the years before, during and after menopause. 
    Registered Dietitians Hillary Wright and Elizabeth Ward have teamed up to author the new book, The Menopause Diet Plan. With a comprehensive approach to better health, this book helps women take charge of their well-being and live life to the fullest.
    Wright and Ward share insights on nutrition and lifestyle habits for before, during, and after menopause because what happens to your body before and after menopause are important, too.
    They suggest that women start taking the transition to menopause seriously in their mid-40s or even earlier. And, if you're past menopause, to eat in a way that keeps your brain, heart, bones, and the rest of your body in good shape.
    Tune in to this episode to learn about:
    why the Menopause Diet Plan is not really a “diet” the three different “paths” of the MDP   the menopause diet “plate” diet vs. non-diet approaches the role of circadian rhythms the importance of building or maintaining muscle mass mindful eating, feelings of hunger and fullness inflammation, brain fog, stress, anxiety and depression   the connection to heart health, brain health, bone health, cancer and diabetes risk how aging changes vitamin and mineral needs Full shownotes and links to resources at www.SoundBitesRD.com/169 

    • 1 hr 8 min
    The Gut Microbiome & Type 2 Diabetes – Dr. Orville Kolterman and Kristin Neusel

    The Gut Microbiome & Type 2 Diabetes – Dr. Orville Kolterman and Kristin Neusel

    A growing body of evidence suggests that specific, naturally occurring gut bacteria are under-represented in the intestinal tracts of individuals developing, and with, type 2 diabetes and that their functions impact glucose and insulin homeostasis.
    This podcast offers listeners a deeper understanding of the changes that occur in the gut microbiome and how certain food choices and eating patterns, along with the use of a novel probiotic, can potentially improve glucose and A1c levels.
    Guests on this show include Dr. Orville Kolterman, MD, a renowned endocrinologist who has spent his career in diabetes care and research focused on the role of the gut in diabetes management, and Kristin Neusel, MS, RD, LD, CDCES, a registered dietitian nutritionist and certified diabetes care and education specialist well versed in this science, probiotics and the nutrition management of type 2 diabetes.
    Tune in to this episode to learn about:
    the pathophysiologic changes that occur in the gut microbiome of people with type 2 diabetes, including the role of butyrate, a short chain fatty acid, in the glucagon-like peptide 1 (GLP-1) physiologic pathway the beneficial functions of the gut bacteria that may be missing in the gut microbiomes of people with or developing type 2 diabetes the food and nutrition changes people with early diagnosed type 2 diabetes can make to increase their intake of a broad spectrum of dietary fibers, particularly those containing or leading to the production of short chain fatty acids the science and evidence for the use of a specific probiotic to assist with the dietary management of type 2 diabetes This episode is sponsored by Pendulum Therapeutics, the developer and manufacturer of the medical probiotic Pendulum Glucose Control. We thank them for their sponsorship and support of the podcast.
    Full shownotes and links to resources at www.SoundBitesRD.com/168

    • 47 min
    An Important Message from Melissa

    An Important Message from Melissa

    Thank you for tuning into this short bonus episode so I can share some important updates with you!
    I hope I've provided some information and inspiration to you during this "unprecedented" year we've had in 2020. One of the best phrases I’ve heard to describe this year was this: We are all experiencing the same storm but in different boats. Same storm, different boats. I often think of this as I go through my day, watch the news, experiencing and processing everything that is going on while keeping in mind that some people are out of work and struggling to put food on the table, some people have been sick themselves or lost a loved one to covid. Despite several minor health issues unrelated to covid, my family has been safe and healthy and I hope yours has too. 
    Here's to a healthier and happier new year for all. Stay safe, happy holidays and, as always, enjoy your food with health in mind.
    - Melissa 
    p.s. For more information about the podcast, episodes, shownotes and FREE CEUs visit: www.SoundBitesRD.com/podcast 
     

    • 8 min
    An Inside Look at the 2020 Dietary Guidelines – Dr. Heather Leidy

    An Inside Look at the 2020 Dietary Guidelines – Dr. Heather Leidy

    The United States Department of Agriculture and the United States Department of Health and Human Services update the Dietary Guidelines for Americans every five years. These guidelines serve as a source of guidance to inform food and nutrition programs and initiatives. They also support the development of science-based nutrition education messages and consumer materials for the general public. 
    Tune into this episode to learn about:
    the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee process and scientific report what aspects were new or different in this year’s report what the report addressed regarding nutrient density, protein quality, added sugars, alcohol and eating frequency how the pandemic might affect food and nutrition habits insight on how to improve the research process and how to put the research into practice Dr. Heather J. Leidy, MS, PhD, is an Associate Professor at the University of Texas at Austin in the Department of Nutritional Sciences and the Department of Pediatrics-Dell Medical School. She also serves as the Director of the Research Interest Groups through the American Society of Nutrition and as a member of the 2020 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee.
    This episode is a sponsored collaboration with "Beef. It's What's for Dinner." on behalf of the Beef Checkoff, and we thank them for their sponsorship and support of the podcast.
    Full shownotes and links to resources at www.SoundBitesRD.com/167 

    • 53 min
    Medical Humanities: Pandemics, Food Shaming & Social Science – Dr. Kari Nixon

    Medical Humanities: Pandemics, Food Shaming & Social Science – Dr. Kari Nixon

    “Medical humanities can be defined as an interdisciplinary, and increasingly international endeavor that draws on the creative and intellectual strengths of diverse disciplines, including literature, art, creative writing, drama, film, music, philosophy, ethical decision making, anthropology, and history, in pursuit of medical educational goals.[2] The humanistic sciences are relevant when multiple people’s perspectives on issues are compiled together to answer questions or even create questions. The arts can provide additional perspective to the sciences.” (Wikipedia – accessed 12-2-20)
    Tune in to this episode to learn about:
    health is a malleable concept food has been tied to social status throughout history food insecurity and obesity are connected systemic deprivation influences food “choices” medical humanities can help inform and frame science and research public health recommendations and shaming silver linings in pandemics Today’s guest is Dr. Kari Nixon, an assistant professor at Whitworth University and author of Quarantine Life: From Cholera to Covid-19, What Pandemics Teach Us About Parenting, Work, Life and Communities from the 1700s to Today. Dr. Nixon’s research focuses on social understandings of death, disease, and community.
    Full shownotes and resources: www.SoundBitesRD.com/166

    • 54 min
    The Reality of Type 2 Diabetes Reversal & Remission – Megan Munoz

    The Reality of Type 2 Diabetes Reversal & Remission – Megan Munoz

    The road to type 2 diabetes remission or reversal is not as simple as eating better and exercising more. Improving outcomes in diabetes is a much more complex system. The reported rates of remission are often different from what the research actually says. In this podcast episode, we hear from a diabetes care and education expert on where the research stands on diabetes reversal, and what we can learn about diabetes management.
    Tune in to this episode to learn about:
    current research on diabetes remission realities of long-term diabetes reversal stigma of overweight and obesity potential side effects of extreme diet and exercise measures misconceptions about diabetes medications  
    Today’s guest is Megan Muñoz, RN, MSN, CMSRN, CDES, the creator and host of Type2andYou with Meg, the first podcast by a Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist dedicated to people living with type 2 diabetes.
    Full shownotes and resources: www.SoundBitesRD.com/165

    • 49 min

Customer Reviews

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143 Ratings

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Helpful and fun podcast

Melissa shares great nutrition and health info, keeping us all up-to-date.

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