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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.