Welcome to Real Food Radio!

Real Food Radio is your source for nutrition, health and lifestyle topics explored through an integrative and functional medicine lens. Join Registered Dietitian’s Ayla Barmmer and Nicole Holovach each episode for practical information about how to support your health naturally and live a life you love.
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Real Food Radio Episode 004: Mindful Eating

Welcome Back to Real Food Radio! In this episode, we talk about eating mindfully; using our internal cues for hunger and satiety to guide us in making healthier decisions and bettering our relationship with food in our diet-obsessed culture. Also discussed in Episode 4… Ayla’s baby update: It’s a boy! Diana’s RD update: Her clinical rotations working with acute long-term patients Why eating mindfully helps us tune into our physiological signals How eating mindfully improves digestion Enjoying the physical process of preparing food Identifying physical vs. emotional hunger Limiting highly processed food inside the household Strategies for combating emotional hunger     Useful Links… Brian Wansink’s Mindless Eating The Joy of Cooking Melissa Joulwan’s post…

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Real Food Radio Episode 003: Balance Your Blood Sugar

Welcome Back to Real Food Radio! With the holiday season winding down, we discuss the importance of blood sugar balance and how it affects our mood and energy. Also discussed in Episode 3… Diana’s RD update: Her work with the not-for-profit grocery store Daily Table A look at the typical American diet and how it sets us up on a blood sugar roller coaster Insulin’s role in blood sugar management Signs and symptoms of insulin resistance Choosing the right carbohydrates to help balance blood sugar Don’t fear the fat: How healthy fat helps to prevent blood sugar spikes Shifting focus from calories to blood sugar balance The importance of protein in the diet and why protein…

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Real Food Radio Episode 002: The Meat Controversy

Welcome to Real Food Radio! We’re passionate about food that truly nourishes and fundamentally respects human dignity and health, animal welfare, social justice, and environmental sustainability. I am an RD who blogs at eatsimply.org and is the owner of Boston Functional Nutrition. Diana Rodgers is a farmer, author and nutritionist blogging at sustainabledish.com and the owner of radiance nutrition therapy. Join us each episode for information on functional nutrition, lifestyle tips, and much more! In this episode, we discuss the World Health Organization’s decision to label processed meat as a group 1 carcinogen Also discussed in episode 2… Should you ditch the bacon? Clarifying the WHO’s classification of processed meat as a group 1 carcinogen…

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Real Food Radio Episode 001: Real Food Strategies to Boost Your Immune System

Welcome to the very first episode of Real Food Radio! We’re passionate about food that truly nourishes and fundamentally respects human dignity and health, animal welfare, social justice, and environmental sustainability. I am an RD who blogs at eatsimply.org and am the owner of Boston Functional Nutrition. Diana Rodgers is a farmer, author and nutritionist blogging at sustainabledish.com and the owner of radiance nutrition therapy. Join us each episode for information on functional nutrition, lifestyle tips, and much more! With cold and flu season upon us, we discuss our favorite tips and tricks for boosting immunity. Hint: Ditch the sugar and pick up a steaming cup of bone broth. Also discussed in Episode 1… Meet Diana Rodgers & Ayla…

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