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Beyond The Basics Health Academy Podcast

Are you looking for practical, holistic, real-life solutions for healthier living? Join Dr. Meaghan Kirschling for real life education as she discusses and explores topics that affect your everyday living. Learn how balanced eating can increase energy, stabilize moods, jumpstart metabolism, eliminate cravings, restore digestion and decrease inflammation. Dr. Meaghan fields questions from listeners and brings in expert guests for a lively discussion about nutrition, supplements, holistic health, integrative medicine and the latest research. Join the Academy for the University of You.
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Now displaying: June, 2015
Jun 28, 2015

Dr. Meaghan and Wendy discuss the age-old debate on weight loss and calorie in vs calorie out.  Join us as we get feisty and discuss what we have noticed both professionally and personally.

There is a lot of debate about what is more important: exercise or diet.  We talk about both our personal or professional opinions on this subject and how to balance your life. 

Jun 27, 2015

Listen in and learn why we formed Beyond The Basics Health Academy. Why we have this passion for Health and Wellness.

Beyond The Basics Health Academy is a cutting edge online university focused on teaching you about the most important thing.. YOU!  It is health and wellness education from passionate wellness gurus. The goal of beyond the basics health academy is to build a global community of wellness focused individuals that want to learn and teach about important health issues.  The most important thing you will ever learn are the concepts you learn at the University of You...Join The Academy

 

Jun 27, 2015

Dr. Meaghan and Wendy discuss the different food additives that the US allows in their food.  We discuss the health impacts of these different food additives that are added to the food in order to ease processing, packaging, and storage.  We will talk about some changes that have occurred recently in  the food industry and praise Chipotle for the changes they are making!

 

Podcast 008: Food additives

General Mills has announced this week that they will remove all food colorings and additives from their popular cereal Trix.  These kind of manufacture based changes come from consumer driven demand. 

There has been a switch where consumers have started to demand healthier options.  This is a great trend to see!

www.foodmatters.tv is a great website with lots of information about health and wellness.  It is based on a documentary called Food Matters.  This is a great documentary about how our food choices have changed and how it is affecting us.

The US has been using different food additives over the last 50-60 years.  We now have about 9000 different additives.  Most other countries , like Norway, France, and Germany, have banned most of these additives.

Blue #1 and Blue #2, Yellow #6, and Red dye #3 are some of the biggest culprits and have been linked to certain health concerns such as chromosomal damage.

“Be kind to others, take care of yourself, and make good choices”

 

Jun 26, 2015

Dr. Meaghan and Wendy discuss the impact that diet, nutrition, and our food choices have on our overall health.  What we eat each day can affect us either positively or negatively.  However, it is hard to make permanent diet changes sometimes.  We discuss things to think about when changing your diet and why it is so important to make these changes.

Podcast 007: Change Your Life, Change Your Diet
There are some crazy facts about our food sources
•    80% of antibiotic use in our country goes to our food sources and animals that we eat
•    18% of greenhouse gases are caused by livestock production
When making dietary changes it is important to remember to be:
•    Proactive
•    Mindful
•    Consistent
Food sensitivities are different than allergic responses in our body.  They are low-grade inflammation and immune responses.  Therefore, sometimes they come on hours after eating the food.  If the food that you are reacting to is consistently in your diet then it also can be a consistent inflammation process. 
True allergic responses are caused by IgE responses.  Food sensitivities are driven more by IgG immune responses. 
When looking at changing your diet, remember that small steps forward can make a big difference. 
Food dairies and food journals can really help to track both concerns with diets but also progress.

Jun 26, 2015

Wendy and Dr. Meaghan discuss the importance of detoxification and we discuss the different programs that are out there.  Many people have heard of different detox programs and the benefits.  We discuss what this all means and how you can take this information and detox.

There are two major components of detoxification.  1.  What you put in your body to help to promote detoxification and 2.  What you don’t allow in your body that leads to detoxification.

Jun 26, 2015

Dr. Meaghan and Wendy tackle the subject of hormones in this podcast.  Wendy talks about some of the issues that she has noticed about hormones throughout her life and we talk about testing and treatment.  If you feel that something is not normal with hormones, what can you do to improve your overall health and wellness.

Hormones are important to women throughout their lifetime.  Concerns with hormones can occur at any age and show up in a variety of symptoms. Men, too, can have many hormone problems from infertility to weight gain.

Jun 26, 2015

This is a great podcast with Dr. Meaghan and Wendy that is jam packed with information.  We discuss what trans fats are and why they are being taken out of the diet by the year 2018.  Also, we will touch on FDA regulation of supplements and the difference between brands of supplements.  You will also learn simple things that you can do to improve your health and wellness.

Trans Fats are artificially fats that are found in foods to help make fats more sustainable and preserve longer.
FDA (Food and Drug Administration) did research in the 1990s to find the level of trans fats is safe in a human diet.

Jun 26, 2015

What organ system do we now consider "The Second Brain" because of its role in overall health and wellness?  What system has 70% of the immune system connected to it?  What system plays a major role in regulating neurotransmitters, especially serotonin the feel good hormone?  The answer to all of these questions is the digestive system.  Dr. Meaghan and Wendy will discuss the importance of maintaining good gut health throughout life and how this will help to increase your overall well being.  We will also touch on specific digestive concerns and how you can help to alleviate problems that you are having in your digestive system.

Jun 26, 2015

Join Dr. Meaghan and Wendy as we discuss the role of sugar in our diet and how it has changed throughout the years.  Learn the simple truths about why we are eating more sugar and the effects that this has on our health.  We will discuss the average levels of sugar in the average American diet and discuss how much sugar we are truly consuming everyday. The truth about SUGAR and why we are so FAT. Sugar is 10X's the level we once had in our diet.

Jun 25, 2015

Podcast 001: The Downside of Eating out

 

We live in a time of convenience and we are always on the go.  One of the major driving forces of food choices is money and accessibility.  Therefore, we are eating more processed easy to prepare food and eating out at restaurants.  In this podcast, Dr. Meaghan and Wendy discuss the truth about eating out and what is added to the food when prepared by restaurants.  We talk about general food changes that we have seen in the past few decades and we explore what we can do to make better food choices.

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