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Dishing Up Nutrition

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Learn the connection between what you eat and how you feel. We'll explain how your food choices affect your energy, focus, moods and overall health. You will hear practical, real-life solutions for healthier living through good nutrition.


Minneapolis, MN


Learn the connection between what you eat and how you feel. We'll explain how your food choices affect your energy, focus, moods and overall health. You will hear practical, real-life solutions for healthier living through good nutrition.




12/30/23 | Why Does Eating Protein or Vegetables First Give You Better Weight Loss?

Today, we have an interesting take on blood sugar balance and weight loss: food sequencing! Does the order of the food you eat in a meal influence how much weight you can lose? Does eating vegetables and protein first before grain carbohydrates affect your blood sugar levels and insulin resistance? And can you make your own GLP-1 nutrient, which can assist with weight loss? Our dietitians tackle these questions plus give you tips on things to try at mealtimes, especially if weight loss is your goal in the new year.


12/23/23 | Is Your Heartburn Back?

Have you been finding yourself reaching for the Tums or the Prilosec more often lately? Are you starting to feel those familiar, dreaded sensations again: the burning or aches in your chest or throat, the sour or acidic taste in your mouth? Do you think twice about laying down on the couch or trying to go to bed early because you’re just not sure how your stomach and throat are going to feel? In this show, our dietitians will be putting on their detective hats to help you figure out why your heartburn may be back and give you some options for finding relief.


12/16/23 | Why Is My LDL Cholesterol High?

Have you recently been to the doctor for cholesterol bloodwork and did your LDL cholesterol come back elevated? In this show, our dietitians go over what each number means in your lipid panel to determine your risk for heart issues with a special focus on LDL cholesterol. They will give you tips on nutritional and lifestyle techniques you can use for better heart health and improved cholesterol numbers as well as share some client success stories to give you encouragement. Bring your lab results to this episode and we’ll walk you through it!


12/9/23 | Foods To Help With Swelling & Lymphedema

If you are struggling with swelling or lymphedema we want to share with you some nutritional recommendations we teach to the clients who are struggling with this condition. We’ll talk about what lymphedema is and the foods to eat plus foods to avoid to help support the function of the lymphatic system. We’ll touch on inflammation and ways to use nutrition to help reduce it.


12/2/23 | Foods To Manage Holiday Stress

With the hustle and bustle of the end of the year, how are you going to use your kitchen wisdom to manage holiday stress? In today’s show, we’ll talk about how the food you eat impacts your mood, your resiliency, your sleep, and ultimately your stress levels, during an already stressful time of year. Learn how what you have in your fridge and pantry can be part of your stress reduction plan and get inspired with some meal and snack ideas to help you navigate all the activities and festivities in the coming month.


11/25/23 | Foods To Protect Yourself During Cold and Flu Season

How often are you getting sick? Do you feel inflamed or feel like you pick up every bug your kids or grandkids bring home? We’ve entered into the cold and flu season, with the added challenge of Covid thrown into the mix. As nutritionists, we believe it is critical during this time to have a steady stream of nutrients going into your body as a preventative measure. On today’s show we’ll tackle the question, “what foods do I need to include in my diet to support my immune system?” and give you examples of what foods are good sources of vitamin C, zinc, selenium, vitamin A, omega-3s, vitamin D3 plus how to supplement if you’re interested in an extra boost.


11/18/23 | Tips To Manage Health During The Holidays

The holiday season is here, but we don’t want to throw caution to the wind for the whole month of November and December. In this show, we’re focusing on practical ways to navigate the holiday season, so you can look back in January and feel good about your weight and your health. How can you enjoy the social gatherings and the nostalgic traditions while still keeping your energy levels, blood sugars, cholesterol numbers, and your weight in a positive range? We’ll give you some food and lifestyle ideas to help navigate the busy season.


11/11/23 | The Food Connection To Diarrhea

Many of our clients come to us with digestive health issues, which includes diarrhea. Not only is this a sign of something going on inside the intestinal tract, it’s super disruptive to every day life! If this is an issue you or someone you love is struggling with, let’s talk about some things you can do with food (hint: probiotics) and what foods to try avoiding (think: sensitivities) to help find relief and heal the gut.


11/4/23 | Sleep Problems In Perimenopause

If you are a woman in your late 30s, 40s, or 50s, did you feel like as soon as your hormones started shifting and changing that the quality or quantity of your sleep got worse? You are not alone! The National Sleep Foundation gave a poll in 2022 and 60% of women in America said they only get a good night’s sleep less than half of the time, especially if they were in the perimenopause or menopause age range. Today we’ll cover why this happens and what you can do about it to get your beauty sleep back on track.


10/28/23 | Foods For Good Cholesterol

We’ve done a fair amount of cholesterol shows over the years because it is a big concern for many of our listeners, students, and clients. Cholesterol is a routinely tested health marker that gives you information on what’s going on in your body. What can you do nutritionally to help bring your cholesterol numbers into a good range? What can you do with food to keep your numbers in a positive place if they are already normal? We’ll share some client success stories along with food ideas to support your lab work.


10/21/23 | How To Have Anti-Aging Skin

We have an appealing show for everyone no matter your age! All of us are going through the aging process, but today we are talking about what habits could be prematurely aging your skin. Tune in to learn what you can add in nutritionally to have healthy, hydrated, glowing skin and better overall health.


10/14/23 | How To Avoid Menopause Weight Gain

If you are a female listener between the ages of 40 – 70, chances are you are familiar with the terms perimenopause and menopause. In the United States, about 6,000 women DAILY and more than 2 million women yearly reach menopause. While symptoms vary from hot flashes to mood swings to sleep issues to night sweats and more, today we want to cover the dreaded weight gain during perimenopause and menopause. Tune in to learn the reasons why annoying weight gain occurs during this time of life and walk away with tips on what nutritional and lifestyle steps to take to get back to feeling like your old self.


10/7/23 | Key Nutrients for Weight Loss

Our bodies need specific vitamins and minerals so we have energy, focus, good moods, and optimal metabolism. Have you ever thought about that? Your body craves nutrient dense foods in order to thrive. Today we’ll have a conversation on real food vs ultra-processed food, key vitamins and minerals your body needs for good metabolism, common symptoms of deficiency, and which foods to incorporate to feel your best.


9/23/23 | Do You Have Sugar Aches?

Today our dietitians will discuss the connection sugar has to many health problems, especially how sugar actually creates more inflammation in the body. At Nutritional Weight & Wellness, we call these ‘sugar aches.’ Do you have stiff joints, achy muscles, migraines, tender tissues, or even PMS cramps? If you feel achy all the time or have pain you’d like to get rid of, listen in! We will make the connection between sugar and inflammation plus offer up ways to reduce or eliminate sugar cravings (and in turn reduce aches!).


9/16/23 | Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Inflammatory Bowel Disease can be caused by a variety of things and be absolutely debilitating. Your diet can exacerbate or alleviate IBD symptoms, and Nutritional Weight and Wellness will help you get started so you can sort the good from the bad.


9/9/23 | Is It Warm Or Is It A Hot Flash?

If you are in the perimenopause or menopause cycle of life, the heat you are feeling may not just be the summer temperatures! Today, we’ll commiserate with you over those hot sensations and share ways you can make changes nutritionally to manage your symptoms, including hot flashes, while also keeping your body healthy as you age with grace and ease.


8/28/23 | Foods For School Success

It’s that time of year again where we pack up our summer schedules to make way for fall routines. In today’s show, our dietitians will provide ideas and inspiration on nutrition to help the school year be a success! No matter how old the student, the combo of protein, fats, and carbs will be the magic balance for focus, attention, moods, and energy for long, active days, so tune in to hear suggestions on what and how to incorporate foods into a healthy, balanced school year.


8/19/23 | Maintaining Healthy Vision

Our eyes are small organs with tiny blood vessels and nerves that do so much work for us on a daily basis. Have you ever thought about how the food you eat provides much needed nutrients for the health of your eyes? Today we’ll focus on which foods provide the best nutrition for your vision, what foods to decrease to limit damage to your eyes, and some key supplements for boosted eye support.


8/12/23 | What Has Anxiety Got To Do With Food?

The rates of anxiety have been rising each year and there was a dramatic spike in 2020 with the pandemic. Chances are there are several things that may be stressing you out and causing you to feel anxious: the economy, your job or job loss, divorce or relationship conflict, illness of you or a loved one, the environment, or a natural disaster. There’s no shortage of things that might lead to feeling anxious, and even 1 in 3 teenagers in the U.S. ages 13-18 have an anxiety disorder! The connection between food choices and anxiety isn’t surprising when you think about it – if our bodies aren’t getting the nutrients they need to function properly, there will be more issues with moods and levels of stress. And that’s what we’ll cover in today’s show: how you can change your nutrition to reduce anxiety.


8/5/23 | Have You Been Told You Have A Fatty Liver?

If you or someone you love has fatty liver concerns, this show is for you! Listen in as two registered dietitians discuss a fatty liver diagnosis and how nutrition can hinder or support your liver. Walk away with some things you can do proactively to support your organs and your body’s functions with real food.