The Nutrition Show

Mary Purdy, MS, RDN, Integrative Registered Dietitian & Nutrition Expert | Hocus Focus Media

Easy-to-digest info, tips, and advice about nutrition and a healthy lifestyle. Hosted by Mary Purdy, MS, RDN, Integrative Registered Dietitian. Eat well. Yummy life.

All Episodes

Is sugar bad for the environment? We often hear about how sugar impacts our health, but what about the health of the planet? Join Mary and Keith for a short and sweet (like maple syrup) conversation about the impact of sugar on the environment. For more info and links check out our Show Notes: https://marypurdy.co/103/

Oct 21

20 min 6 sec

Are oils good or bad for you? Turns out...both! It just depends on the oil, how it was processed and whether or not it's heated. Tune in with our rockstar guest, Udo Erasmus, well known author of "Fats that Heal, Fats that Kill" to find out more! For more info and links check out our Show Notes: https://marypurdy.co/102/

Sep 16

44 min 25 sec

Are hemp seeds healthy? Not only do these little gems offer tons of nutritional benefits, they help the environment. Tune into find out all the ways hemp seeds help people and the planet and hear how fun it is to say "HEMP!" For more info and links check out our Show Notes: https://marypurdy.co/101/

Sep 2

18 min 4 sec

What makes a person healthy? Turns out it's much more than just diet and lifestyle. We talk with our brilliant guests, Raj Patel and Dr. Rupa Marya on how lack of connection, discrimination, environmental issues and colonial capitalism are some of the  additional determinants that affect a person’s health. This episode takes a deep look at ways we can begin to dismantle our current food and healthcare system and bring about greater healing for people and planet. For more info and links check out our Show Notes: https://marypurdy.co/100/

Aug 19

49 min 51 sec

Many edible plants are not only medicinal but hold great cultural meaning for many indigenous communities. In some eyes, these plants even have their own personalities! Our guest, Valerie Segrest, an enrolled member of the Muckleshoot Indian Tribe, offers a wealth of information around the benefits native edible plants and a beautiful perspective on Indigenous People's relationship to the environment. This episode is going to totally change how you interact with plants. For more info and links check out our Show Notes: https://marypurdy.co/99/

Aug 5

44 min 50 sec

Curious about the relationship between the soil and the microbiome? In this episode, we discuss how the industrial food system affects the environment and our gut microbiomes! For more info and links check out our Show Notes: https://marypurdy.co/98/

Jul 15

14 min 8 sec

Are you concerned about climate change? Want to do something about it? You CAN! Every day, your eating and buying habits can make a difference. We offer 5 ways that YOU can be an eco-eater. Think of this as a crash course in how our food system affects the environment and contributes to climate change. For more info and links check out our Show Notes: https://marypurdy.co/97/

Jul 1

30 min 48 sec

What's so wonderful about the luscious lentil? Probably more than you think! There's a lot to love about this perfect pulse and we talk you through it, from nutritional prowess to planet protector! For more info and links check out our Show Notes: https://marypurdy.co/96/

Jun 17

19 min 29 sec

Can kids eat a plant-based diet and still meet their nutrient needs? A resounding "yes" from our fantastic guest, pediatrician Dr. Yami. Tune in to learn the how, why and what! For more info and links check out our Show Notes: https://marypurdy.co/95/

Jun 3

39 min 41 sec

What IS a plant-based diet? Does it mean no meat ever? It is about sprouts? Join us to find out what eating more plant-based proteins in your diet is not only healthy for you but better for the environment! For more info and links check out our Show Notes: https://marypurdy.co/94/

May 20

20 min 41 sec

We all hear that we should "eat more vegetables." But what if you don't actually have access to them? What can be done about this? Join us for a conversation with pioneers from Clean Greens, a market and farm working to bring more produce to black and brown communities. For more info and links check out our Show Notes: https://marypurdy.co/93/

May 6

37 min 40 sec

Do you eat seaweed? Think nori, wakame and kombu for starters! These vegetables of the sea are not only nutritional gems, they are incredibly sustainable plants. Tune into this episode to find out about the many benefits of seaweed for people and planet. For more info and links check out our Show Notes: https://marypurdy.co/92/

Apr 15

33 min 27 sec

What are the benefits of Vitamin D? From bones to brain and from immunity to inflammation, this important nutrient plays a significant role in our health. Find out why it's so important and how you can potentially improve your levels. For more info and links check out our Show Notes: https://marypurdy.co/91/

Apr 1

19 min 11 sec

Monthly periods can be tough! But they don't have to be. There are numerous nutrition and lifestyle strategies that can help with cramps, mood and the many other symptoms that individuals often experience. If you don't suffer like others, you can still be part of the solution. Let food be thy Midol! For more info and links check out our Show Notes: https://marypurdy.co/90/

Mar 18

20 min 29 sec

Which is better? Farmed or wild fish? Turns out it's not only about looking at the nutritional value of this finned friend but also about looking at the the impact on the environment, ecosystems and traditional cultures. For more info and recipes check out our Show Notes: https://marypurdy.co/89/

Mar 4

14 min 11 sec

Curious about which of the many alternative milks out there is the "best" one? Hemp milk? Almond milk? Soy milk? We explore not only the health benefits but the environmental impact of these milks to help you understand how to make the choice that's right for you! For more info and recipes check out our Show Notes: https://marypurdy.co/88/

Feb 18

40 min 21 sec

Garbanzos or chickpeas? No matter what you call 'em, you can't beat these nutritional gems. Find out why chickpeas are so darn healthy for both you and Mother Nature. Plus, is there a bean that's more versatile? We have recipe ideas galore. Are you ready to join our chickpea commission? Tune in. For more info and recipes check out our Show Notes: https://marypurdy.co/87/

Feb 4

14 min 37 sec

With all the screen time these days, our eyes are getting a bit of a work out! We're talking strain, fatigue, blurry vision, dryness, plus a myriad of other issues that affect eyes regardless of our device exposure. Did you know that nutrition can play a role in the health of those eyeballs? Whether it's aging, the screens or both, our eyes could use a little extra support. And it ain't just about carrots. Plus we celebrate the good work of Community Alliance for Global Justice. Plus, sponsored by "Broccoli." For more info, check out our Show Notes: https://marypurdy.co/86/

Jan 20

21 min 10 sec

How have your eating habits changed during Covid? What comfort food do you turn to in times of stress? While numerous rituals around food have been disrupted this year, it is also a perfect time to develop new habits, to build community and connection, and to help create resilience. Find out how! For more info, check out our Show Notes: https://marypurdy.co/85/

Jan 7

19 min 34 sec

Can diet help manage hormonal imbalances and PCOS? The answer is a resounding yes! “The Hormone Dietitian” Melissa Groves Azzaro discusses power foods and functional approaches to hormonal balance. Plus, a giveaway of Melissa's amazing cookbook "A Balanced Approach to PCOS." For more info, check out our SHOW NOTES: https://marypurdy.co/84/

Dec 2020

38 min 53 sec

Collard green wraps are magical. This dark leafy green cranks up the nutritional value of what might normally be a wimpy sandwich. Learn about the health benefits and get some inspiration about what to put inside your yummy wrap. For more info, check out our SHOW NOTES

Dec 2020

11 min 59 sec

Is soil just dirt? Learn about why growing food using organic or regenerative farming practices can help prevent soil erosion, support the environment and ultimately produce more nutritious foods that can support and improve your health. Join our conversation with Jennifer Maynard. For recipes and more info, check out our SHOW NOTES.

Nov 2020

40 min 3 sec

Ever wonder why winter squashes are so darn great? From numerous health benefits to just looking lovely, these nutrient-rich gems are true superfoods! Mary lists 7 reasons why you want to incorporate more winter squash into your life. Plus, yummy squash recipes! For recipes and more info, check out our SHOW NOTES    

Oct 2020

12 min 18 sec

Are you aware of the prevalence of chemicals in our environment? Whether it's chemicals in your food, your personal care products, your clothes, or other household items, these chemicals can affect your health. Learn how you can reduce your risks with Dr. Aly Cohen. IN THIS EPISODE WE’LL COVER SOME OF THESE QUESTIONS: - Where do environmental chemicals lurk? - What impact do environmental chemicals have on our health? - How can I avoid these chemicals? - How does the environment affect our health? - What are endocrine disrupting chemicals? - What about cosmetics and personal care products? - Why are kids more susceptible to chemicals? - What are ultra-processed foods? - How do I reduce my chemical burden? - Why do environmental chemicals disproportionately affect communities of color? - Do your floors really need to sparkle? - How do I ensure safe drinking water? CONNECT with Dr. Aly Cohen https://www.alycohenmd.com/ https://thesmarthuman.com/ Facebook: The Smart Human Twitter: @thesmarthuman Instagram: The Smart Human BOOK: Non-Toxic: Guide to Living Healthy in a Chemical World CONNECT with Natural Resources Defense Council https://www.nrdc.org/issues/food/ Check out Mary's new book "The Microbiome Diet Reset" for more ideas around how to support that important eco-system in your belly. Link here: https://amzn.to/2Wv8xOL Leave us an audio message! - Question? - Helpful comment? - Recent health success? We want to hear from you! >> Find our “Record audio” button at the bottom of the website iTunes
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Sep 2020

37 min 50 sec

Need a crash course in autoimmune issues? Andrea Nakayama from the Functional Nutrition Alliance joins us to discuss functional nutrition approaches to autoimmunity and how balancing food, movement, mindset and environment can make a huge difference when it comes to taming inflammation, improving your energy and resolving symptoms. IN THIS EPISODE WE’LL COVER SOME OF THESE QUESTIONS: - What is inflammation and how do we address it? - What is autoimmunity? - What are the 3 major tenets of functional nutrition? - Is nature medicinal? - What are some signs and symptoms of autoimmune issues? - Who is more likely to get autoimmune disease? Women or men? - What does "your diagnosis is a branch" mean? - What steps can you take to improve or prevent autoimmune issues? - What is the "Circle of Influence"? CONNECT WITH ANDREA NAKAYAMA https://fxnutrition.com Full Body Systems, 10-month online practitioner training in Functional Nutrition: fullbodysystems.com  (currently enrolling for the September cohort) Instagram: @functionalnutritionalliance and @andreanakayama 
 Functional Nutrition Lab Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/FunctionalNutritionLab/
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 Check out Mary's new book "The Microbiome Diet Reset" for more ideas around how to support that important eco-system in your belly. Link here: https://amzn.to/2Wv8xOL iTunes
Please Subscribe, Rate, and Review on Podcasts App (or iTunes) https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/marys-nutrition-show/id1245983321   Mary’s (free) Quick Start Guide to Nutrition http://marypurdy.co/quick-start-guide-sign-up/ DISCLAIMER This podcast is intended for entertainment purposes only. Please consult your doctor before following any information you hear here. The opinions expressed here are those exclusively of Mary Purdy, the Show’s producers and guests, and do not necessarily represent the views of organizations with which Mary is associated.

Aug 2020

36 min 33 sec

Curious about how soil quality affects food quality? There's a strong connection. Soil health supports human health. Find out how regenerative agriculture is being utilized to heal our soil and ultimately save humanity. Join Mary Purdy as she interviews Jeff Tkach from the Rodale Institute. IN THIS EPISODE WE’LL COVER SOME OF THESE QUESTIONS: - What is the connection between soil health and human health? - How many microorganisms are in a teaspoon of soil? - What is regenerative agriculture? - What is the regenerative agriculture certification? - What's the research around the difference in nutrient quality, crop yields, environmental impact and profitability of organically versus conventionally grown foods? - Is "ergothionine" a nutrient or a Greek God? - What's the connection between functional medicine and the agricultural system? - How can a personal health journey change the trajectory of your career? - How hard is it to say the word "inextricable?" RESOURCES AND LINKS Rodale Institute https://rodaleinstitute.org/ Regenerative Agricultural Certification: https://regenorganic.org/ The Vegetable Systems Trial: https://rodaleinstitute.org/events/webinar-vegetable-nutrient-quality-and-soil-health-in-the-vegetable-systems-trial-4th-season-updates/ Consumer Supported Agriculture (CSA's): https://www.localharvest.org/csa/ Downloadable Document: The Truth About Organic: https://rodaleinstitute.org/education/resources/the-truth-about-organic/ Dr. Bronners: https://www.drbronner.com/ Supporting your gut health is essential for optimal thyroid function. Check out Mary's new book "The Microbiome Diet Reset" for more ideas around how to support that important eco-system in your belly. iTunes - 
Please Subscribe, Rate, and Review on Podcasts App (or iTunes) Mary’s (free) Quick Start Guide to Nutrition DISCLAIMER This podcast is intended for entertainment purposes only. Please consult your doctor before following any information you hear here. The opinions expressed here are those exclusively of Mary Purdy, the Show’s producers and guests, and do not necessarily represent the views of organizations with which Mary is associated.

Jul 2020

34 min 51 sec

Having thyroid issues doesn't always mean that the thyroid is what needs to be treated. Most hypothyroidism can be attributed to the autoimmune disease called Hashimoto's Thyroiditis. In this episode, you'll find out how to support your body with nutrition and lifestyle habits that support overall health of the body and may be able to bring thyroid function back into balance. IN THIS EPISODE WE’LL COVER SOME OF THESE QUESTIONS: What role does the thyroid play in health? What are symptoms of a poorly functioning thyroid? What does immune function have to do with the thyroid? What nutrients support the thyroid? What foods should I include or avoid? What the heck is selenium? What's in the anti-inflammatory diet? What effect do environmental and endocrine disrupting chemicals have? Is the THYroid connected to the HIP bone? Why do Keith and Mary sing so much? OTHER HELPFUL NOTES: Are you a practitioner? Want more in depth info on the addressing thyroid health with diet and lifestyle strategies? I offer a one hour CEU course through Bastyr University that you can access here: https://bastyr.edu/civicrm/event/info?reset=1&id=3394 Supporting your gut health is essential for optimal thyroid function. Check out Mary's new book "The Microbiome Diet Reset" for more ideas around how to support that important eco-system in your belly. Link here: https://amzn.to/2Wv8xOL iTunes
 - Please Subscribe, Rate, and Review on Podcasts App (or iTunes) https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/marys-nutrition-show/id1245983321   Mary’s (free) Quick Start Guide to Nutrition http://marypurdy.co/quick-start-guide-sign-up/ DISCLAIMER This podcast is intended for entertainment purposes only. Please consult your doctor before following any information you hear here. The opinions expressed here are those exclusively of Mary Purdy, the Show’s producers, and guests, and do not necessarily represent the views of Arivale, Bastyr, Dietitians in Integrative and Functional Medicine, or other entities.

Jul 2020

19 min 5 sec

Is organic food better than conventionally grown food? Find out why supporting organic farming might just benefit both you and the planet. - Why is it important to eat/buy organic? - How do organic & sustainable farming practices benefit the environment? - How does organic farming help human health? - What's soil got to do with it? - Can bacteria be good? - Are all celery stalks equal? - Does Starbucks sell Kumquats? OTHER HELPFUL NOTES: 1. Can I wash OFF pesticides? Yes. Kind of. Thoroughly rinsing can help reduce pesticide residues. You can also soak in white vinegar or try this produce spray:   a. Biokleen Produce Wash: https://biokleenhome.com/produce-wash 2. There are farmers out there who may not be "certified organic" but who are still practicing sustainable and regenerative agriculture modes of farming, like the folks at Skinny Kitty Farms (https://www.skinnykittyfarms.com/about.html) Talk to your farmers about their farming techniques! 3. References about benefits of Organic:   a. Baranski , Srednicka-Tober D, Volakakis N, et al. Higher antioxidant concentrations and less cadmium and pesticide residues in organically-grown crops: A systematic literature review and meta-analyses. British J Nutr. 2014; DOI:10.1017/ S0007114514001366.   b. Das A, Patel DP, Kumar M, et al. Impact of seven years of organic farming on soil and produce quality and crop yields in eastern Himalayas, India. Agr Ecosyst Environ. 2017;236:142-153.   c. Dangour AD, Lock K, Hayter A, Aikenhead A, Allen E, Uauy R. Nutrition-related health effects of organic foods: a systematic review. Am J Clin Nutr. 2010;92:203-210.   d. Delate K, Cambardella C, Chase C, Johanns A, and Turnbull R. 2013. The Long-Term Agroecological Research (LTAR) experiment supports organic yields, soil quality, and economic performance in Iowa. Online. Crop Manag. 2013. DOI:10.1094/CM-2013- 0429-02-RS.   e. Forman J, Silverstein J, et al., Committee on Nutrition, Organic Foods: health and environmental advantages and disadvantages. Pediatrics. 2012;130:1406-1415   f. Gabriel D, Sait SM, Kunin WE, Benton TG, Steffan‐Dewenter I. Food production vs. biodiversity: comparing organic and conventional agriculture. J App Ecol. 2013;50:355-364.   g. Gomiero T, Pimentel D, Paoletti MG. Environmental impact of different agricultural management practices: Conventional vs. organic agriculture. Critical Reviews in Plant Sciences. 2011;30:95-124. Rodale Institute

May 2020

14 min 48 sec

In this time of uncertainty, staying healthy is key. Food can make a difference in enhancing or hampering your immune system. We offer tips and ideas for foods to include and those you may want to minimize. Supplements make a cameo appearance as well. IN THIS EPISODE WE'LL COVER SOME OF THESE QUESTIONS: How might diet help with staying healthy? Why is dietary advice around the coronavirus a little controversial right now? What foods might be helpful to have less of? Can supplements be helpful? What about wine? What about the bigger picture of our food system and institutions? MENTIONED ON SHOW: Ginger Hultin, MS, RDN Take a peek at her Carrot-Ginger-Turmeric Mimosa Recipe Some benefits of red wine

Apr 2020

23 min 3 sec

We all feel down or depressed at some point in our lives, right? How can food play a part in affecting our mood? Learn about the various vitamins, foods, and other players involved. IN THIS EPISODE WE'LL COVER SOME OF THESE QUESTIONS: Is it possible to consider depression a symptom of another underlying issue? What is the food mood connection? What foods can help improve one’s mood? What other factors are involved? Can a soft taco be a cure-all? NEXT UP ON THE NUTRITION SHOW: “Should I Eat Organic?”

Feb 2020

15 min 5 sec

Does your body feel less than 100%? Have you had a week (or month or year) of heavy eating or drinking? Did you make a new year’s resolution around your health? It may be time for a “body reset.” Taking this simple, whole food action might be just the thing.  IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL FIND OUT ABOUT: WHY Should You Consider A “Body Reset” Cleanse? What Is A Cleanse Diet? Important foods & beverages to avoid during your body reset. - Essential foods & bevs to consume during the reset. How To Keep Your Cleanse Simple & Easy - Ideas for simple breakfasts, lunches, and dinners. - The amazing merits of cruciferous veggies. - The importance of including a spectrum of nutrients during the reset. And, The Weekly Nutrition Challenge!   MENTIONED ON THE SHOW: Free Download: 2-Day Body Reset Guide http://marypurdy.co/2-day-body-reset/ 10-Day Food-Based Cleanse / Reset Starting January 8th, 2020 http://marypurdy.co/10-day-whole-body-reset/  

Dec 2019

15 min 44 sec

Coffee. Caffeine. Are they really all that bad for your health? The answer to that question is nuanced and is potentially good news for coffee-lovers. IN THIS EPISODE WE'LL COVER SOME OF THESE QUESTIONS: Is coffee bad for me? Good for me?   What about my ritual with coffee?   What are the health benefits of coffee?   How do different people respond differently to caffeine?   What role do genetics play?   What about pesticides in coffee?   What about tea? FIND OUT: How many coffee cups we throw away every year? (Actual amount: 25 billion (with a "B") coffee cups thrown away in the US every year.)   How you can WIN a free re-usable coffee mug! MENTIONED ON SHOW: What about tea? (See our tea episode: http://marypurdy.co/health-benefits-black-tea/) What are some alternatives to coffee? https://us.foursigmatic.com/ https://teeccino.com/   THINK coffee in NYC, a great company supporting sustainable practices and working with issues of social justice. https://www.thinkcoffee.com/  

Dec 2019

23 min 29 sec

Healthy, radiant, glowing skin. We all want it but aren't sure of the how-tos. What if the answer wasn't just creams, face washes and oils but changing your diet? Join Mary and Ashley Koff, RD to set the record straight on the effects of diet and lifestyle on your skin. IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL FIND OUT ABOUT: How does diet affect your skin? What are the best foods for skin? What affects skin the most? How digestion affects your skin What about probiotics? Which strains are best for skin? How to support healthy gut. How supporting the internal reflects on the exernal. Alkaline versus acidity? Alkaline formers What specific nutrients support skin health? What is glutamine? Why is sugar bad for skin? What color foods are good for skin? While food choice matters, digestion of foods is most important. How does the quality of cosmetic affect your skin? What's the deal with collagen? MENTIONED ON SHOW: Ashley Koff, RD The Better Nutrition Program https://thebetternutritionprogram.com Social media: @TheBetterNutritionProgram Get a free QuickStart Guide to Better Nutrition: text BETTERNUTRITION to 44222 Practitioners can get a case study to see Better Nutrition Tools in action: text BNPCASESTUDY to 44222  

Oct 2019

37 min 59 sec

Diabetes is on the rise, but there's a lot you can do to prevent it! Mary spells out simple ways to help keep your blood sugar balanced and reduce your risk of developing blood sugar issues. And it may surprise you to learn that it's not all about the sweets! IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL FIND OUT ABOUT: Why high blood sugar may be harmful to your health What is insulin and how does it work? What is insulin resistance? How to eat in a way that supports healthy blood sugars What are refined carbohydrates? Do fats matter? What are high glycemic foods? What lifestyle habits play a role? Do sleep and stress matter? What are diabetogens? Do environmental toxins have an impact? What to do if you already have blood sugar issues MENTIONED ON SHOW BiomeBliss https://www.biomebliss.com/ Use Special Discount Code: "bliss15" to get 15% off your purchase! STUDY: Persistent Organic Pollutant-Mediated Insulin Resistance https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6388367/ 10-Day Food-Based Cleanse / Reset Guided by Mary Purdy http://marypurdy.co/10-day-whole-body-reset/ ABOUT THE SHOW
 Mary Purdy, MS, RDN, dishes out easy-to-digest info, tips, and advice about nutrition & lifestyle, backed by over 10 years of clinical experience and a healthy sense of humor. iTunes
 Please Subscribe, Rate, and Review on Podcasts App (or iTunes) https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/marys-nutrition-show/id1245983321 ABOUT MARY
 Mary Purdy is a Registered Dietitian with a Masters in Clinical Nutrition from Bastyr University.
 Past experience: 
• Private practice (8 yrs) 
• Adjunct professor at Bastyr University
 • Clinical Supervisor at Bastyr Center for Natural Health • Registered Dietitian Coach at the Scientific Wellness company, Arivale. Mary takes an integrative/holistic approach to diet, health & wellness and believes that food is medicine!   Mary’s (free) Quick Start Guide to Nutrition http://marypurdy.co/quick-start-guide-sign-up/ DISCLAIMER This podcast is intended for entertainment purposes only. Please consult your doctor before following any information you hear here. The opinions expressed here are those exclusively of Mary Purdy, the Show’s producers, and guests, and do not necessarily represent the views of Arivale, Bastyr, Dietitians in Integrative and Functional Medicine, or other entities.

Sep 2019

30 min 17 sec

Four easy ways to lose weight: Host Mary Purdy, uncovers four painless weight loss tips if you are in a place where your weight has plateaued and you are looking for new strategies that may help. PLUS: The Weekly Nutrition Challenge! (Rebroadcast of episode 41)  The Best Food For Weight Loss (the What) How dietary fiber can be your best friend When to Eat For Weight Loss Working with your metabolic cycle How circadium rythms can affect weight loss Mary's Video: Can I Skip Breakfast? How to Eat to Lose Weight The link between time spent eating and feeling full and happy Why chewing is so important It Matters Where You Eat The dirty secret of Obesogens Where to find obesogens And, The Weekly Nutrition Challenge! Eat one meal slowly enough that it takes at least 20 minutes. MENTIONED ON SHOW: BiomeBliss https://www.biomebliss.com/ Use Special Discount Code: "bliss15" to get 15% off your purchase (you’re welcome!) Mary's Video: Can I Skip Breakfast? https://youtu.be/3JqJE_7z9So National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences Webpage on Obesogens: https://www.niehs.nih.gov/health/topics/conditions/obesity/obesogens/index.cfm  

Aug 2019

18 min 15 sec

Many people want to eat healthy but feel like it's just too expensive. Mary Purdy shares the secrets of cheap healthy meals. Luckily, what's good for your wallet is also good for the environment. IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL FIND OUT ABOUT: Where you may be spending unnecessary money on food Why healthy eating is not as expensive as you think! What you can do to save How to shop for cheap healthy meals What are the cheapest foods? Do you have to buy organic? Are coupons worth your time? How much money you can save by not wasting food How much food does the average person throw away? How does this affect the environment? What foods last the longest? Why eating out is so expensive Are leftovers ok? How to get cheap healthy meals by cooking/prepping at home How easy is it to assemble your own meal? Why you don't necessarily have to turn on the stove or oven! Why some frozen meals can be a great option! MENTIONED ON THE SHOW BiomeBliss: https://www.biomebliss.com/ Use Special Discount Code: "bliss15" to get 15% off your purchase (you’re welcome!) Imperfect Produce: https://www.imperfectproduce.com/ DOWNLOAD "7 Easy and Cheap Breakfasts/Lunches/Dinners": http://marypurdy.co/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/7-easy-cheap-quick-healthy.pdf FREE Quick Start Guide http://marypurdy.co/quick-start-guide-sign-up/ ABOUT THE SHOW
 Mary Purdy, MS, RDN, dishes out easy-to-digest info, tips, and advice about nutrition & lifestyle, backed by over 10 years of clinical experience and a healthy sense of humor. iTunes
Please Subscribe, Rate, and Review on Podcasts App (or iTunes) https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/marys-nutrition-show/id1245983321 ABOUT MARY
 Mary Purdy is a Registered Dietitian with a Masters in Clinical Nutrition from Bastyr University.
Past experience:
• Private practice (8 yrs)
• Adjunct professor at Bastyr University
• Clinical Supervisor at Bastyr Center for Natural Health. Mary currently works as a Registered Dietitian Coach at the Scientific Wellness company, Arivale. Mary takes an integrative/holistic approach to diet, health & wellness and believes that food is medicine! Mary's website: 
http://marypurdy.co/   Mary’s (free) Quick Start Guide to Nutrition http://marypurdy.co/quick-start-guide-sign-up/ DISCLAIMER This podcast is intended for entertainment purposes only. Please consult your doctor before following any information you hear here. The opinions expressed here are those exclusively of Mary Purdy, the Show’s producers, and guests, and do not necessarily represent the views of Arivale, Bastyr, Dietitians in Integrative and Functional Medicine, or other entities.

Jul 2019

28 min 51 sec

Cholesterol is generally considered a bad thing. But today, Mary debunks common cholesterol myths, explains the difference between good cholesterol and bad, and how to improve your numbers. PLUS: The nutrition challenge! IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL FIND OUT ABOUT: Why is cholesterol such a hot topic? Have you checked your cholesterol recently Where can you find cholesterol? Why is cholesterol actually necessary for our body’s survival When can excess cholesterol lead to a plaque build-up in the arterial wall? Why there are plenty of people who have high cholesterol and lead long and healthy lives Why there are plenty of people who have low cholesterol and have a heart attack Why our bodies build plaque anyway What is "good" cholesterol and what is "bad" cholesterol? What are HDL and LDL? What are the foods that you can eat to avoid bad cholesterol and clogged arteries? What is the difference between saturated fats, polyunsaturated fats, and monounsaturated fats Which foods to avoid And why you have to work out to decrease cholesterol levels PLUS: The Weekly Challenge! MENTIONED ON THE SHOW: Jill Avey Coaching https://aveycoach.com/ THIS WEEK’S GIVE-AWAY: * $70 Gift Card from Nona Lim / www.nonalim.com 1. To accept Mary’s challenge: 2. Email Mary at mary@marypurdy.co 3. Put "cholesterol" in subject line 4. FYI - Food from Nona Lim can only be sent to a USA address.  

Jun 2019

30 min 36 sec

Concerned (or just curious) about climate change and think you can't make a difference? Think again! What you eat (or don't eat) matters. Mary Purdy, RD chats about how you can reduce your carbon footprint with a few simple dietary tweaks. PLUS: The Nutrition Challenge of the Week! SHOW NOTES: How our diets can have an impact on climate change (What you eat or don't eat matters) How to modify your diet to help reduce your carbon footprint (You don't have to be vegan) How much food is wasted per year (How you can cut back on waste) "The Great Food Transformation" - a movement aiming to benefit our planet and our species (All it takes is a few tweaks here and there) Which diet/diets have the most positive impact? Three easy ways to eat to support the planet? Cooking tips to reduce your carbon footprint? Four easy ways to incorporate lentils into your day? How to eat cookies/brownies to support the planet and your health? PLUS: The Weekly Challenge! * Challenge yourself to incorporate lentils into a recipe or meal…our friends at USA Pulses know a thing or two about delicious affordable and sustainable recipes. 
 * Check out there website in the show notes and work on that half-cup habit to add beans to any meal https://pulses.org/nap/half-cup-habit/
 MENTIONED ON SHOW: NY TIMES QUIZ: https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2019/04/30/climate/your-diet-quiz-global-warming.html RECIPES: https://www.thereciperebel.com/no-bake-chocolate-peanut-butter-lentil-cookies/ https://pulses.org/nap/recipe/lentil-oatmeal-cookies/ https://pulses.org/nap/recipe/delectable-lentil-brownies/ https://minimalistbaker.com/zucchini-pasta-with-lentil-bolognese/ SO MANY SOURCES: https://www.universityofcalifornia.edu/news/how-your-diet-affects-climate-change/ https://eatforum.org/eat-lancet-commission/ https://www.hsph.harvard.edu/nutritionsource/sustainability/plate-and-planet/ https://www.michiganradio.org/post/20-american-diets-have-highest-carbon-footprint http://www.fao.org/food-loss-and-food-waste/en/ https://www.nationalpeanutboard.org/more/heal  

May 2019

30 min 11 sec

Ever get heartburn or acid reflux? You may not need to immediately reach for medication. Mary Purdy, RD, gives the scoop on natural remedies for heartburn. PLUS: The Nutrition Challenge of the Week! In this episode you’ll find out: What is heartburn (acid reflux) exactly? Do you have any of the symptoms What are the things that cause heartburn? What are YOUR triggers What can you do after it happens? The best herbs and teas you can take to feel better It’s all about the diet! Alkaline vs acidic Why you have to keep your diet mostly alkaline What are the best (and yummiest) alkaline foods Why acid reflux is sometimes caused…by too little acid?! A little science behind acid reflux Why increasing acid in your body might be the solution to heartburn Prevention is the best medicine What can you do prevent heartburn in the first place Why keeping an eating diary is a major step towards healing THIS WEEK’S GIVE-AWAY: $70 Gift Card from Nona Lim / www.nonalim.com TO ENTER THE DRAWING: 1. Send Mary an email at mary@marypurdy.co 2. Mention "heartburn" in the subject line. 3. FYI - Food from Nona Lim can only be sent to a USA address. FREE Quick Start Guide http://marypurdy.co/quick-start-guide-sign-up/ ABOUT THE SHOW
 Mary Purdy, MS, RDN, dishes out easy-to-digest info, tips, and advice about nutrition & lifestyle, backed by over 10 years of clinical experience and a healthy sense of humor. iTunes
Please Subscribe, Rate, and Review on Podcasts App (or iTunes) https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/marys-nutrition-show/id1245983321 ABOUT MARY
 Mary Purdy is a Registered Dietitian with a Masters in Clinical Nutrition from Bastyr University.
Past experience:
• Private practice (8 yrs)
• Adjunct professor at Bastyr University
• Clinical Supervisor at Bastyr Center for Natural Health. Mary currently works as a Registered Dietitian Coach at the Scientific Wellness company, Arivale. Mary takes an integrative/holistic approach to diet, health & wellness and believes that food is medicine! DISCLAIMER This podcast is intended for entertainment purposes only. Please consult your doctor before following any information you hear here. The opinions expressed here are those exclusively of Mary Purdy, the Show’s producers, and guests, and do not necessarily represent the views of Arivale, Bastyr, Dietitians in Integrative and Functional Medicine, or other entities.

Apr 2019

16 min 49 sec

Men live shorter and are, in general, less healthy than women. Dr. Myles Spar tells us how to achieve optimal men's health, why men are not proactive when it comes to health and how to challenge men in your life to start implementing healthy habits. Plus: Win a free-food gift card! Why do women live longer than men? And why it’s not genetic What are the 5 healthy habits that make a 13-year difference in life expectancy? Why men are more prone to die from 9 out of 10 leading causes of death in the US. How to engage a man to start getting healthy? Why you should never begin a health conversation with the word "wellness." The best ways to get a man’s attention. How to incorporate health through something that a person really cares about? Goal-focused vs. complaint-focused mindset Implementation of basic health principles What is precision preventive medicine? Why accountability and progress tracking are crucial PLUS: The Weekly Challenge! THIS WEEK’S GIVE-AWAY: $60 Gift Card from Nona Lim / www.nonalim.com TO ENTER THE DRAWING 1. Accept Mary’s Weekly Challenge by… 2. Tagging a guy in your life on Mary’s Facebook post about this episode. https://www.facebook.com/pg/MaryPurdyRD/posts/ 3. FYI - Food from Nona Lim can only be sent to a USA address. GUEST: MYLES SPAR, MD Myles’ Website https://drspar.com/ Myles' Blog https://drspar.com/blog/ Myles' Health Program: https://drspar.com/tack180-program/ MYLES SPAR SOCIAL MEDIA Myles on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/MylesSparMD/ Myles on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/drspar/ Myles on Twitter https://twitter.com/drspar Myles on LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/drspar/ To enter into the Nona Lim Tag a guy in your life on our FB page EVENT (March 22-24, 2019) Dr. Spar appearing with Dr Andrew Weil and Dr Victoria Maizes at 1440 Multiversity for a weekend workshop called Optimal Health Within Reach https://1440.org/programs/health-wellness/the-path-to-optimal-health/ FREE Quick Start Guide http://marypurdy.co/quick-start-guide-sign-up/ ABOUT THE SHOW
 Mary Purdy, MS, RDN, dishes out easy-to-digest info, tips, and advice about nutrition & lifestyle, backed by over 10 years of clinical experience and a healthy sense of humor. iTunes
 Please Subscribe, Rate, and Review on Podcasts App (or iTunes) https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/marys-nutrition-show/id1245983321 ABOUT MARY
 Mary Purdy is a Registered Dietitian with a Masters in Clinical Nutrition from Bastyr University.
Past experience:
• Private practice (8 yrs)
• Adjunct professor at Bastyr University
• Clinical Supervisor at Bastyr Center for Natural Health. Mary currently works as a Registered Dietitian Coach at the Scientific Wellness company, Arivale. Mary takes an integrative/holistic approach to diet, health & wellness and believes that food is medicine! Mary has a new website! 
http://marypurdy.co/   Mary’s (free) Quick Start Guide to Nutrition http://marypurdy.co/quick-start-guide-sign-up/ DISCLAIMER This podcast is intended for entertainment purposes only. Please consult your doctor before following any information you hear here. The opinions expressed here are those exclusively of Mary Purdy, the Show’s producers, and guests, and do not necessarily represent the views of Arivale, Bastyr, Dietitians in Integrative and Functional Medicine, or other entities.

Mar 2019

20 min 58 sec

Food doesn't just fuel us. It can juice us up! Learn about 7 aphrodisiac foods that might add some excitement to your life. Plus: Win a free-food gift card.   What are aphrodisiac foods? What is it that makes these foods sexy?   What nutrition elements contribute to aphrodisiac foods? B vitamins Zinc Boron Flavonoids And some others   What  physiological effects do aphrodisiac foods have? Increased blood flow Mood enhancer Hormone balancing Energy production Testosterone and sperm production Estrogen production Libido boosting Pheromone mimic Body warming   7 important aphrodisiac foods!   PLUS: The Weekly Challenge!   THIS WEEK’S GIVE-AWAY: $60 Gift Card from Nona Lim / www.nonalim.com   TO ENTER THE DRAWING Accept Mary’s Weekly Challenge by… Commenting on Mary’s Facebook post about this episode (Aphrodisiac Foods) Just tell us that you “accept” Mary’s challenge! (To incorporate one of these foods in the next special night)   LINKS FREE Quick Start Guide http://marypurdy.co/quick-start-guide-sign-up/   Recipe for ChocaMacaCinnaCayeLatte http://marypurdy.co/hot-chocolate-recipe/   Isabel Allende recipe for Reconciliation Soup http://isabelallende.com/en/book/aphrodite/excerpt   Book by Helen Yoest - "Plants with Benefits" https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18143277-plants-with-benefits   ABOUT THE SHOW Mary Purdy, MS, RDN, dishes out easy-to-digest info, tips, and advice about nutrition & lifestyle, backed by over 10 years of clinical experience and a healthy sense of humor.   iTunes Please Subscribe, Rate, and Review on Podcasts App (or iTunes) https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/marys-nutrition-show/id1245983321   ABOUT MARY Mary Purdy is a Registered Dietitian with a Masters in Clinical Nutrition from Bastyr University. Past experience: • Private practice (8 yrs) • Adjunct professor at Bastyr University • Clinical Supervisor at Bastyr Center for Natural Health. Mary currently works as a Registered Dietitian Coach at the Scientific Wellness company, Arivale. Mary takes an integrative/holistic approach to diet, health & wellness and believes that food is medicine!   Mary has a new website! http://marypurdy.co/   Mary’s (free) Quick Start Guide to Nutrition http://marypurdy.co/quick-start-guide-sign-up/   DISCLAIMER This podcast is intended for entertainment purposes only. Please consult your doctor before following any information you hear here. The opinions expressed here are those exclusively of Mary Purdy, the Show’s producers, and guests, and do not necessarily represent the views of Arivale, Bastyr, Dietitians in Integrative and Functional Medicine, or other entities.  

Feb 2019

21 min 51 sec

Your health isn't just about the food you eat. You gotta move, too. But who has the time?! Mandy Enright helps us busy people get started with yoga and meditation. Plus: How to win a free-food gift card!   What is the difference of yoga and mediation? Definitions and terms; Asanas vs Yoga vs Meditation What does RYT mean?   How to get started with yoga? Advice on getting started Not all yoga studios are created equal What to look for in a yoga studio   What are the benefits of mediation? How does meditation effect ones eating? Strategies for fitting yoga and mediation into your busy life Meditation in the corporate environment   PLUS: The Weekly Challenge!   THIS WEEK’S GIVE-AWAY: Mandy Enright’s meal prep kit and 1 month coordinating meal plan $55 Gift Card from Nona Lim / www.nonalim.com   TO ENTER THE DRAWING Accept Mary’s Weekly Challenge by… Commenting on Mary’s Facebook post about this episode  Just tell us that you “accept” Mary’s challenge!   Resources for getting started with yoga and meditation: www.yogajournal.com www.calm.com www.headspace.com www.simplehabit.com insighttimer.com   GUEST: MANDY ENRIGHT Mandy Enright, MS, RDN, RYT, is a registered dietitian and fitness instructor based at the Jersey Shore. She specializes in corporate wellness, nutrition communications, and helping provide her clients simple, actionable mealtime solutions from planning to preparation. Mandy is the creator of the couples nutrition blog and podcast, Nutrition Nuptials  where she aims to help couples go from a “ME” to a “WE” with their nutrition, fitness, and lifestyle habits. Learn more about Mandy at mandyenright.com.   Mandy’s Social Media Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, YouTube: @mandyenrightRD  IG: @nutrition_nuptials    DISCLAIMER This podcast is intended for entertainment purposes only. Please consult your doctor before following any information you hear here. The opinions expressed here are those exclusively of Mary Purdy, the Show’s producers, and guests, and do not necessarily represent the views of Arivale, Bastyr, Dietitians in Integrative and Functional Medicine, or other entities.

Feb 2019

26 min 23 sec

We often pass up undervalued healthy foods we (and your family) might just love! Guest Liz Weiss offers reasons (and recipes!) to reconsider these seven foods. Plus: How to win a free-food gift card!   Undervalued Healthy Food #1 Why should you eat barley? What is pearl barley? How do you cook barley? What is the nutritional value of barley? What are other meal options with barley?   Undervalued Healthy Food #2 Why should you eat black beans? Is it okay to use canned beans? How do you prepare black beans? Black bean brownies Quick cooking ideas for black bean 5-minute “Last minute black bean soup”   Undervalued Healthy Food #3 Why should you eat spaghetti squash? How to cook with spaghetti squash? Liz’s favorite spaghetti squash recipe What is the nutritional value of spaghetti squash? Using the squash skin as a bowl   Undervalued Healthy Food #4 Why should you eat Brussels sprouts? What is the nutritional value of Brussels sprouts? How to cook with Brussels sprouts? A quick verbal recipe for Brussels sprouts What ingredients go well with Brussels sprouts?   Undervalued Healthy Food #5 Why should you eat canned salmon? What is the nutritional value of canned salmon? How to cook with canned salmon? Which to look for in canned salmon? What about canned sardines? A quick sardine recipe   Undervalued Healthy Food #6 Why should you eat parsnips? How to cook with parsnips Other ideas about how to use parsnips Why to roast vegetables What about roasted radishes?   Healthy Food #7 Why should you eat eggs? Should you use the whole egg? Eat the yolk? What is the nutritional value of eggs? The secret to boiling eggs   PLUS: The Weekly Nutrition Challenge!   NONA LIM GIVE-AWAY We’re giving away a gift card for $50 To enter your name into the drawing: Accept Mary’s Nutrition Challenge by… Commenting on Mary’s Facebook post about this episode  We can only send to a U.S. address www.nonalim.com   GUEST: LIZ WEISS, RDN Liz’s Website https://www.lizshealthytable.com   Liz’s Podcast https://www.lizshealthytable.com/podcast/   Liz’s Recipes BARLEY https://www.lizshealthytable.com/2018/12/14/instant-pot-barley-carrot-and-chickpea-soup/   BLACK BEANS https://www.lizshealthytable.com/2015/04/23/fudgy-black-bean-brownies/   SPAGHETTI SQUASH https://www.lizshealthytable.com/2015/11/21/how-to-roast-spaghetti-squash-taco-topped-spaghetti-squash-bowls/   CANNED SALMON https://www.lizshealthytable.com/2017/03/24/corny-salmon-cakes/   SARDINES https://rdlounge.com/2018/03/30/learn-to-love-sardines/   PARSNIPS https://www.bonappetit.com/test-kitchen/ingredients/article/from-the-market-parsnips   EGGS https://www.lizshealthytable.com/2018/07/30/scrambled-egg-tacos-with-cilantro-lime-pumpkin-seed-drizzle/   Liz on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/LizsHealthyTable/   Liz on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/lizweiss/   Liz on Twitter https://twitter.com/lizweiss   ABOUT THE SHOW Mary Purdy, MS, RDN, dishes out easy-to-digest info, tips, and advice about nutrition & lifestyle, backed by over 10 years of clinical experience and a healthy sense of humor.   iTunes Please Subscribe, Rate, and Review on Podcasts App (or iTunes) https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/marys-nutrition-show/id1245983321   ABOUT MARY Mary Purdy is a Registered Dietitian with a Masters in Clinical Nutrition from Bastyr University. Past experience: • Private practice (8 yrs) • Adjunct professor at Bastyr University • Clinical Supervisor at Bastyr Center for Natural Health. Mary currently works as a Registered Dietitian Coach at the Scientific Wellness company, Arivale. Mary takes an integrative/holistic approach to diet, health & wellness and believes that food is medicine!   Mary’s Nutrition Show is on Amazon’s Alexa You can say: “Alexa — enable Mary’s Nutrition Show.” https://www.amazon.com/Wizzard-Media-Marys-Nutrition-Show/dp/B07BSW4JQ8/   Mary has a new website! http://marypurdy.co/   Mary’s (free) Quick Start Guide to Nutrition http://marypurdy.co/quick-start-guide-sign-up/   MARY’S NEW BOOK: http://marypurdy.co/book/ MARY’S VIDEOS: https://www.youtube.com/marypurdy   DISCLAIMER This podcast is intended for entertainment purposes only. Please consult your doctor before following any information you hear here. The opinions expressed here are those exclusively of Mary Purdy, the Show’s producers, and guests, and do not necessarily represent the views of Arivale, Bastyr, Dietitians in Integrative and Functional Medicine, or other entities.

Jan 2019

34 min 8 sec

Does your body feel less than 100%? Have you had a week (or month or year) of heavy eating or drinking? Did you make a new year’s resolution around your health? It may be time for a “body reset.” Taking this simple, whole food action might be just the thing.  PLUS: Find out how to win the best olive oil ever. IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL FIND OUT ABOUT: WHY Should You Consider A “Body Reset” Cleanse? What Is A Cleanse Diet? Important foods & beverages to avoid during your body reset. Essential foods & bevs to consume during the reset. How To Keep Your Cleanse Simple & Easy Ideas for simple breakfasts, lunches, and dinners. The amazing merits of cruciferous veggies. The importance of including a spectrum of nutrients during the reset. And, The Weekly Nutrition Challenge!   MENTIONED ON THE SHOW: Free Download: 2-Day Body Reset Guide http://marypurdy.co/2-day-body-reset/   Mary’s Webinar "A DIETITIAN ROADMAP TO FUNCTIONAL NUTRITION" If you are a health professional and seeking more information on functional nutrition, Mary will be providing a webinar with Dietitian Central  on Jan 08, 2019  1pm Pacific / 4:00 PM Eastern. More Info: https://www.dietitiancentral.com/ceu/dietitian_webinar.cfm?art_id=445&cid=428   GIVE AWAY: Hear how to win the BEST olive oil* ever. Tag a friend (who you think might be interested) on our Facebook post about this episode: (https://www.facebook.com/pg/MaryPurdyRD/posts/) Each friend tagged will count as one entry for our drawing (maximum 10 entries) The winner will be drawn at random and announced on our next show. We can only send the olive oil to a US address. *Castillo de Canena Biodynamic Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil from Spain. This small family-owned company has been producing the very best oil since 1780 in Southern Spain.  This extra virgin olive oil is produced biodynamically, which is a “step beyond” organic, and is founded on the harmonization of the natural ecosystem in which the olives are grown. Castillo de Canena was named the very best olive oil company in the world in 2018 for its progressive farming practices. With flavor notes of green almond, olive leaf and artichoke, it is perfect for drizzling on grilled veggies, fish and poultry, hummus and even popcorn. Check it out! Castillo de Canena Biodynamic Arbequina   ABOUT THE SHOW Mary Purdy, MS, RDN, dishes out easy-to-digest info, tips, and advice about nutrition & lifestyle, backed by over 10 years of clinical experience and a healthy sense of humor.  iTunes Please Subscribe, Rate, and Review on Podcasts App (or iTunes) https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/marys-nutrition-show/id1245983321 ABOUT MARY Mary Purdy is a Registered Dietitian with a Masters in Clinical Nutrition from Bastyr University. Past experience: • Private practice (8 yrs) • Adjunct professor at Bastyr University • Clinical Supervisor at Bastyr Center for Natural Health. Mary currently works as a Registered Dietitian Coach at the Scientific Wellness company, Arivale. Mary takes an integrative/holistic approach to diet, health & wellness and believes that food is medicine! Mary’s Nutrition Show is on Amazon’s Alexa You can say: “Alexa — enable Mary’s Nutrition Show.” https://www.amazon.com/Wizzard-Media-Marys-Nutrition-Show/dp/B07BSW4JQ8/ Mary has a new website! http://marypurdy.co/   Mary’s (free) Quick Start Guide to Nutrition http://marypurdy.co/quick-start-guide-sign-up/   MARY’S NEW BOOK:  http://marypurdy.co/book/   MARY’S VIDEOS:  https://www.youtube.com/marypurdy   DISCLAIMER This podcast is intended for entertainment purposes only. Please consult your doctor before following any information you hear here. The opinions expressed here are those exclusively of Mary Purdy, the Show’s producers, and guests, and do not necessarily represent the views of Arivale, Bastyr, Dietitians in Integrative and Functional Medicine, or other entities.  

Dec 2018

16 min 39 sec

Protein is important for everyone’s diet. But are you getting enough plant-based protein? Here is a quick take on why plant-based protein could be your new best friend and where to find it, from Host Mary Purdy, RD. MENTIONED ON THE SHOW: What is a plant-based protein? Why should I care about plant-based proteins? Nutritional benefits Environmental benefits How do I take advantage of plant-based proteins? The vast array of options out there Meal options—breakfast, lunch, and dinner   "Love, Food” - Podcast from dietitian Julie Dillon  juliedillonrd.com   NEXT TIME It’s that time of year when some of us start thinking about our resolutions for the new year. And some of us will be making resolutions around our health. Join us next time for a special rebroadcast of our episode: “2 Days to a New You.” Even if you’re not looking to jumpstart your health, you’re bound to pick up some helpful, heathy tips. ABOUT THE SHOW Mary Purdy, MS, RDN, dishes out easy-to-digest info, tips, and advice about nutrition & lifestyle, backed by over 10 years of clinical experience and a healthy sense of humor.  iTunes Please Subscribe, Rate, and Review on Podcasts App (or iTunes) https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/marys-nutrition-show/id1245983321   ABOUT MARY Mary Purdy is a Registered Dietitian with a Masters in Clinical Nutrition from Bastyr University. Past experience: • Private practice (8 yrs) • Adjunct professor at Bastyr University • Clinical Supervisor at Bastyr Center for Natural Health. Mary currently works as a Registered Dietitian Coach at the Scientific Wellness company, Arivale. Mary takes an integrative/holistic approach to diet, health & wellness and believes that food is medicine!   Mary’s Nutrition Show is on Amazon’s Alexa You can say: “Alexa — enable Mary’s Nutrition Show.” https://www.amazon.com/Wizzard-Media-Marys-Nutrition-Show/dp/B07BSW4JQ8/   Mary has a new website! http://marypurdy.co/   Mary’s (free) Quick Start Guide to Nutrition http://marypurdy.co/quick-start-guide-sign-up/   MARY’S NEW BOOK:  http://marypurdy.co/book/ MARY’S VIDEOS:  https://www.youtube.com/marypurdy   DISCLAIMER This podcast is intended for entertainment purposes only. Please consult your doctor before following any information you hear here. The opinions expressed here are those exclusively of Mary Purdy, the Show’s producers, and guests, and do not necessarily represent the views of Arivale, Bastyr, Dietitians in Integrative and Functional Medicine, or other entities.

Dec 2018

10 min 46 sec

What are GMO Foods and why should you care? Where do you find GMO’s? How do they affect human health and the environment? Special guest Melinda Hemmelgarn, RD tells all. PLUS: The Nutrition Challenge of the Week!   Statistics: Around 90% of all corn, soy, canola oil and sugar beets produced in the US is GMO. Around 75% of processed foods in supermarkets contain one or more GMO ingredients.   What is a Genetically Modified Organism (GMO)? Let’s start with a definition   GMO foods and health for humans Why are we uncertain about safety? What do studies tell us? Virus tolerant vs herbicide tolerant   GMO foods and health of the environment The affect on rivers, bee colonies, soil, and other concerns How do herbicides relate with GMO foods?   What are the common GMO products? How can you avoid GMO foods? GMO foods and health and organics The importance of knowing about your what you eat   AND... The Nutrition Challenge of the Week!   MENTIONED ON THE SHOW: Center for Food Safety: https://www.centerforfoodsafety.org/ US RIGHT TO KNOW: https://usrtk.org/gmos/ BIOSCIENCE RESOURCE PROJECT (J. LATHAM): https://bioscienceresource.org/   MELINDA HEMMELGARN, MS, RD Food Sleuth Radio: https://exchange.prx.org/series/32432-food-sleuth-radio Food Sleuth Radio Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/336205368377/  Stitcher: https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/dan-hemmelgarn/food-sleuth-radio  iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/food-sleuth-radio/id1329397783?mt=2   genneve https://genneve.com/ Empowering women in their health journeys through the post-reproductive years.    NEXT TIME Be sure to join us next time. We’ll be chatting about PLANT BASED PROTEINS Why are these so awesome? and How can you get more in your diet?   ABOUT THE SHOW Mary Purdy, MS, RDN, dishes out easy-to-digest info, tips, and advice about nutrition & lifestyle, backed by over 10 years of clinical experience and a healthy sense of humor.   iTunes Please Subscribe, Rate, and Review on Podcasts App (or iTunes) https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/marys-nutrition-show/id1245983321   ABOUT MARY Mary Purdy is a Registered Dietitian with a Masters in Clinical Nutrition from Bastyr University. Past experience: • Private practice (8 yrs) • Adjunct professor at Bastyr University • Clinical Supervisor at Bastyr Center for Natural Health. Mary currently works as a Registered Dietitian Coach at the Scientific Wellness company, Arivale. Mary takes an integrative/holistic approach to diet, health & wellness and believes that food is medicine!   Mary’s Nutrition Show is on Amazon’s Alexa You can say: “Alexa — enable Mary’s Nutrition Show.” https://www.amazon.com/Wizzard-Media-Marys-Nutrition-Show/dp/B07BSW4JQ8/   Mary has a new website! http://marypurdy.co/   Mary’s (free) Quick Start Guide to Nutrition http://marypurdy.co/quick-start-guide-sign-up/   MARY’S NEW BOOK: http://marypurdy.co/book/ MARY’S VIDEOS: https://www.youtube.com/marypurdy   DISCLAIMER This podcast is intended for entertainment purposes only. Please consult your doctor before following any information you hear here. The opinions expressed here are those exclusively of Mary Purdy, the Show’s producers, and guests, and do not necessarily represent the views of Arivale, Bastyr, Dietitians in Integrative and Functional Medicine, or other entities.

Nov 2018

29 min 21 sec

Worry about dementia, Alzheimers, or losing your memory? Or do you just want to improve your brain function? Discover the best brain food and the MIND diet with Maggie Moon. PLUS: Learn how to win The MIND Diet book! ON THE SHOW: Statistics: 5.5 million Americans have Alzheimer’s 47 million Americans have some evidence of cognitive impairment   The MIND Diet is a combination up of: The Mediterranean Diet, and The DASH Diet   What is the best brain food to eat? Adding foods, rather than deprivation What are some world cuisines that fit the MIND Diet? Which foods should you minimize?   Why are some components of good brain food? Polyphenol antioxidants B vitamins Omega 3’s synergistic effects lutein   Important brain food / MIND Diet questions answered: When can wine be helpful? What about the mercury in fish? What about eggs? Where does chocolate fit in the diet?   How to overcome obstacles to following the MIND diet? How to make the diet easy? What does The MIND Diet book cover?   How to win drawing The MIND Diet book. Tag a friend (who you think might be interested) on our Facebook post about this episode: (https://www.facebook.com/pg/MaryPurdyRD/posts/) Each friend tagged will count as one entry for our drawing. The book winner will be drawn at random and announced on our next show. We can only send the book to a US address. AND... The Nutrition Challenge of the Week!   Maggie Moon, MS, RD: Author of The MIND Diet Learn more about Maggie at maggiemoon.com Check out her recipes at minddietmeals.com The MIND Diet, available on Amazon and everywhere they sell books. https://www.amazon.com/MIND-Diet-Scientific-Enhancing-Alzheimers/dp/1612436072 Say hello to Maggie on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest @minddietmeals ABOUT THE SHOW Mary Purdy, MS, RDN, dishes out easy-to-digest info, tips, and advice about nutrition & lifestyle, backed by over 10 years of clinical experience and a healthy sense of humor. Please Subscribe, Rate, and Review on Podcasts App (or iTunes) https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/marys-nutrition-show/id1245983321   ABOUT MARY Mary Purdy is a Registered Dietitian with a Masters in Clinical Nutrition from Bastyr University. Past experience: • Private practice (8 yrs) • Adjunct professor at Bastyr University • Clinical Supervisor at Bastyr Center for Natural Health. Mary currently works as a Registered Dietitian Coach at the Scientific Wellness company, Arivale. Mary takes an integrative/holistic approach to diet, health & wellness and believes that food is medicine!   Mary’s Nutrition Show is on Amazon’s Alexa You can say: “Alexa — enable Mary’s Nutrition Show.” https://www.amazon.com/Wizzard-Media-Marys-Nutrition-Show/dp/B07BSW4JQ8/   Mary has a new website! http://marypurdy.co/   Mary’s (free) Quick Start Guide to Nutrition http://marypurdy.co/quick-start-guide-sign-up/   MARY’S NEW BOOK: http://marypurdy.co/book/ MARY’S VIDEOS: https://www.youtube.com/marypurdy   DISCLAIMER This podcast is intended for entertainment purposes only. Please consult your doctor before following any information you hear here. The opinions expressed here are those exclusively of Mary Purdy, the Show’s producers, and guests, and do not necessarily represent the views of Arivale, Bastyr, Dietitians in Integrative and Functional Medicine, or other entities.

Nov 2018

21 min 49 sec

More than 1 out of every 3 American adults has prediabetes, but 90% of these people don’t even know. Yikes! It may be you or someone you know. Anne Elizabeth, RD helps us celebrate National Diabetes Month by sharing essential info about diabetes. PLUS: The Weekly Challenge!   What is Diabetes and Prediabetes? How does blood sugar and insulin relate?   Prediabetes Statistics and Why is Diabetes So Prevalent? 84 million Americans have prediabetes. Only 10% of people know that they are prediabetic.   What are the signs and symptoms of diabetes? Blood work, blood glucose, and the prediabetes range.   What Can You Do to Prevent Diabetes and Prediabetes? Sugars, refined sugar, and alternative sweets. Prebiotics, fiber, and blood sugar regulation. Refined carbs and other foods. Lifestyle factors and actions. Connecting with your doctor and blood tests. Diabetes prevention in the bedroom? And, The Nutrition Challenge!   MENTIONED Conversations with Anne Elizabeth Podcast  anneelizabethrd.com/podcast   https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/conversations-with-anne-elizabeth/id1161863695?mt=2   “I’m a Registered Dietitian...Now What?” by Anne Elizabeth www.anneelizabethrd.com/book   https://www.amazon.com/I%C2%92m-Registered-Dietitian-Now-What/dp/1483580857   Anne Elizabeth Instagram  https://www.instagram.com/anneelizabethrd/    Anne Elizabeth Twitter   https://www.instagram.com/anneelizabethrd/   CDC Website - Diabetes https://www.cdc.gov/diabetes/prevention/index.html   American Heart Association - Diabetes http://www.heart.org/en/health-topics/diabetes   National Diabetes Month 2018 https://www.niddk.nih.gov/health-information/communication-programs/ndep/partner-community-organization-information/national-diabetes-month   Be sure to join us next time. We’ll be chatting about Improving Brain Health and Preventing Cognitive Decline with Maggie Moon RD.   ABOUT THE SHOW Mary Purdy, MS, RDN, dishes out easy-to-digest info, tips, and advice about nutrition & lifestyle, backed by over 10 years of clinical experience and a healthy sense of humor. Please Subscribe, Rate, and Review on Podcasts App (or iTunes) https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/marys-nutrition-show/id1245983321   ABOUT MARY Mary Purdy is a Registered Dietitian with a Masters in Clinical Nutrition from Bastyr University. Past experience: • Private practice (8 yrs) • Adjunct professor at Bastyr University • Clinical Supervisor at Bastyr Center for Natural Health. Mary currently works as a Registered Dietitian Coach at the Scientific Wellness company, Arivale. Mary takes an integrative/holistic approach to diet, health & wellness and believes that food is medicine!   Mary’s Nutrition Show is on Amazon’s Alexa You can say: “Alexa — enable Mary’s Nutrition Show.” https://www.amazon.com/Wizzard-Media-Marys-Nutrition-Show/dp/B07BSW4JQ8/   Mary has a new website! http://marypurdy.co/   Mary’s (free) Quick Start Guide to Nutrition http://marypurdy.co/quick-start-guide-sign-up/   MARY’S NEW BOOK: http://marypurdy.co/book/ MARY’S VIDEOS: https://www.youtube.com/marypurdy   DISCLAIMER This podcast is intended for entertainment purposes only. Please consult your doctor before following any information you hear here. The opinions expressed here are those exclusively of Mary Purdy, the Show’s producers, and guests, and do not necessarily represent the views of Arivale, Bastyr, Dietitians in Integrative and Functional Medicine, or other entities.  

Oct 2018

23 min 38 sec

Is coconut good or bad for you? Are you crazy for coconut or does the coconut craze drive you crazy? Host Mary gives you the nutrition scoop on coconut. With lime. PLUS: The Nutrition Challenge!   What Are the Potential Benefits of Coconut? What are the potential health risks of coconut? What do the studies show?   Processed vs. Unprocessed Coconut Different forms of this fruit (yogurt, creamer, etc)   Coconut is a Drupe! What is a drupe?   What Role Does Coconut Play in Heart Health? How does coconut affects cholesterol, HDL, and LDL? What about saturated fat? What’s up with coconut and medium chain triglycerides?   What Are Other Health Benefits of Coconut? Vegans and coconut “meat.” Other properties: fiber, anti-bacterial, fatty acids.   How to Get Coconut in Your Diet? What about coconut oil and coconut milk? Different ways to use different forms of coconut. The smoke point of  coconut oil. Leveraging coconut’s natural sweetness. Coconut as dairy replacer What about coconut water?   And, The Nutrition Challenge!   MENTIONED ON SHOW https://coconutbliss.com/ https://halotop.com/   Mary’s Bean Episode - YouTube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rk8p55A7-tQ   ABOUT THE SHOW Mary Purdy, MS, RDN, dishes out easy-to-digest info, tips, and advice about nutrition & lifestyle, backed by over 10 years of clinical experience and a healthy sense of humor. Please Subscribe, Rate, and Review on Podcasts App (or iTunes) https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/marys-nutrition-show/id1245983321   ABOUT MARY Mary Purdy is a Registered Dietitian with a Masters in Clinical Nutrition from Bastyr University. Past experience: • Private practice (8 yrs) • Adjunct professor at Bastyr University • Clinical Supervisor at Bastyr Center for Natural Health. Mary currently works as a Registered Dietitian Coach at the Scientific Wellness company, Arivale. Mary takes an integrative/holistic approach to diet, health & wellness and believes that food is medicine!   Mary’s Nutrition Show is on Amazon’s Alexa You can say: “Alexa — enable Mary’s Nutrition Show.” https://www.amazon.com/Wizzard-Media-Marys-Nutrition-Show/dp/B07BSW4JQ8/   Mary has a new website! http://marypurdy.co/   Mary’s (free) Quick Start Guide to Nutrition http://marypurdy.co/quick-start-guide-sign-up/   MARY’S NEW BOOK: http://marypurdy.co/book/ MARY’S VIDEOS: https://www.youtube.com/marypurdy   DISCLAIMER This podcast is intended for entertainment purposes only. Please consult your doctor before following any information you hear here. The opinions expressed here are those exclusively of Mary Purdy, the Show’s producers, and guests, and do not necessarily represent the views of Arivale, Bastyr, Dietitians in Integrative and Functional Medicine, or other entities.  

Oct 2018

17 min 28 sec

What weight loss and diet insights might Latin America inspire? Weight loss expert, Fulbright scholar, and author Dan Fenyvesi, MS, RD spills the beans. PLUS: A Book Give-Away! How Do Simple Meals Help You Lose Weight? What are simple foods that can help? The value of basic ingredients What Does “Structure is Meaning” Mean? What are the thermic effects of food? And their ramifications? What is the thermic effects of starch from corn vs. rice? Digestive track relationship to thermic effects How to Lose Weight… with Cabbage? Ideas for preparing cabbage What is the “Sober Plate?” How to visualize different types of food categories in a meal? How do the calories from plants differ from those of animals? How to Frame Deprivation in Weight Loss? A psychological vs. biological perspective What is Dan’s take on contemporary sugar? What are useful levels of complex carbs in the diet? A Give-Away of Dan Fenyvesi’s Book! And, The Weekly Nutrition Challenge! MENTIONED ON SHOW... BOOK GIVE-AWAY: “Food Sobriety” by Dan Fenyvesi, MS, RD To Be Eligible: 1. Make a comment on our Facebook post about this particular podcast episode: https://facebook.com/pg/MaryPurdyRD/posts/ 2. You must have a US address. 3. Winner will be announced on our next podcast. Good luck! DAN FENVESI LINKS: Dan’s website http://www.foodsobriety.net/ Dan’s Book - “Food Sobriety” http://amzn.to/2EYRzl2 Dan's Documentary Fulbright funded: FAUSTIAN BARGAIN - Obesity in Nicaragua/Obesidad en Nicaragua https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xo3MekuduMw Dan’s Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/nicafulbright/ Mary gave this food cart a shout out (in honor of simple, wholesome food!) http://www.ilovemygff.com/ ABOUT THE SHOW 
Mary Purdy, MS, RDN, dishes out easy-to-digest info, tips, and advice about nutrition & lifestyle, backed by over 10 years of clinical experience and a healthy sense of humor. Please Subscribe, Rate, and Review on Podcasts App (or iTunes) https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/marys-nutrition-show/id1245983321 ABOUT MARY
 Mary Purdy is a Registered Dietitian with a Masters in Clinical Nutrition from Bastyr University.
Past experience:
• Private practice (8 yrs)
• Adjunct professor at Bastyr University
• Clinical Supervisor at Bastyr Center for Natural Health. Mary currently works as a Registered Dietitian Coach at the Scientific Wellness company, Arivale. Mary takes an integrative/holistic approach to diet, health & wellness and believes that food is medicine! Mary’s Nutrition Show is on Amazon’s Alexa You can say: “Alexa — enable Mary’s Nutrition Show.” https://www.amazon.com/Wizzard-Media-Marys-Nutrition-Show/dp/B07BSW4JQ8/ Mary has a new website!
 http://marypurdy.co/   Mary’s (free) Quick Start Guide to Nutrition http://marypurdy.co/quick-start-guide-sign-up/ MARY’S NEW BOOK: http://marypurdy.co/book/
 MARY’S VIDEOS: https://www.youtube.com/marypurdy DISCLAIMER This podcast is intended for entertainment purposes only. Please consult your doctor before following any information you hear here. The opinions expressed here are those exclusively of Mary Purdy, the Show’s producers, and guests, and do not necessarily represent the views of Arivale, Bastyr, Dietitians in Integrative and Functional Medicine, or other entities.  

Oct 2018

28 min 24 sec