Dishing Up Nutrition

Food & Cooking Podcasts

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.




1/28/23 | Alcohol Is Not A Health Food



1/21/23 | Avoid The Menopause Weight Gain

Menopause officially starts when a woman has not had a period in her menstrual cycle for 12 months. This is a time where many women find it is easy to gain weight and difficult to lose it. It’s one of the common concerns from our clients during the perimenopause and menopause stage of life! In this episode, we’ll shed some light on how stress can be a big component to weight gain during and leading up to menopause, and some things you can do about it.


1/14/23 | Long Haulers Symptoms & Possible Solutions

If you or someone you know had Covid and now have lingering fatigue, brain fog, sleep problems, muscle aches, depression, anxiety, or poor memory problems, you may be experiencing Long Covid or Long Hauler symptoms. The number of people who report post-Covid symptoms varies from about 13 percent to 30 percent. Today we want to share information about many of the known symptoms and how nutrition and a healthy lifestyle can help manage these health challenges.


1/7/23 | Getting Back On Track

Welcome to the first show and podcast of Dishing Up Nutrition for the New Year of 2023! Many of you are ready to get back on track with your food choices, your exercise, your sleep, and stress management. But are you wondering, how am I going to get there? We help our students and clients create healthy change in their lives everyday! Tune in to this show for some practical ways to get back on track. We’ll cover positive thoughts, getting healthy forms of dopamine, kicking cravings to the...


12/31/22 | Consistency & Weight Loss Success: How Two NWW Clients Lost 50lbs Eating Real Food

If you’ve been with us for one episode or hundreds of episodes, you know our message is a simple one: Eat Real Food for Better Health. It is a simple message that gets amazing results. Can it really be that easy? Is it too good to be true? Today, registered dietitian Teresa Wagner interviews two of her clients who share their real life success stories. Both of these ladies have been focusing on this simple message of eating real food for more than a year and are achieving the amazing results...


12/24/22 - Break Free Of Your Sugar Addiction

In our show today, we are going to talk about a substance that many of our listeners have a love/hate relationship with. If you’ve tried to give up sugar in the past by white-knuckling it for a while only to find yourself back at the store buying all of your sugary favorites, this show is for you! If you are hooked on sugar, please know that you are not alone and it’s not your fault. In this show, we’ll dive into the science and biochemistry of why sugar is so addictive – and we are going to...


12/17/22 | Maintain Your Strength During Cancer Treatment

Getting a diagnosis of cancer is life changing and many thoughts go through your mind. Today we have a special show for you because our co-hosts have over 25 years of experience each in the field of nutrition and they have both had cancer. They have researched cancer diets and know from experience how difficult it can be to eat during treatment. In this show, we’ll discuss how to use nutrition to maintain your strength during and after cancer treatments.


12/10/22 | Support Your Immune Function For The Holidays

With the gatherings with families, friends, and coworkers in the midst of the Covid, flu, and RSV viruses, what can you do to keep from getting sick? Ask yourself: are you eating enough real food each day to have all the virus fighting nutrients such as zinc, selenium, magnesium, vitamin C, vitamin A, and vitamin E you need to stay well? How’s your protein intake and your quality of sleep? In this show, we’ll discuss the micronutrients and healthy habits that will help you stay well this...


12/3/22 | How Can The Holidays Sabotage Your Weight Loss?

We are well into the holiday season and are attending parties, family get-togethers, and even work celebrations. With all the festivities from now until New Years, we are certainly faced with more food challenges. Many of our clients are asking, “how can I maintain my good eating habits so I don’t regain the weight I have lost?” Today we want to help you make a plan to get through the holidays with tips on how to prioritize your health and well-being while still enjoying yourself and...


11/12/22 | Food Connection to Migraines

Do you or someone you love experience regular migraines? We know how debilitating they can be! We’ve helped many clients become detectives to figure out what is triggering these migraines and, in today’s show, we’ll offer you some potential food triggers that might be causing yours. As you tune in, ask yourself: When you got your last migraine, what did you eat a few hours before?


11/5/22 | Healthy Fats For Epilepsy Management

The average adult brain weighs about 3 pounds and is made up of at least 60% fat. For many of us, diet has an impact on brain function and today we’ll share research about how healthy fats are used for epilepsy management. We’ll touch on what foods stress the brain, how the ketogenic diet got started, and what small changes to your nutrition can produce big results, whether you suffer from seizures or are simply wanting a healthier brain and body.


10/29/22 | What Foods Cause Heart Disease

We know that heart disease is the #1 cause of death in our country so this is a very serious matter. More than ½ million Americans die each year from heart disease and it’s thought that almost 50% of our population is at risk for heart disease due to multiple risk factors. In today’s show we’ll go over what those risk factors are, what current research is saying about heart health, and what you can do with your nutritional habits to avoid a heart condition. Tune in to hear lots of great...


10/15/22 | The Food Connection to Acne

Acne is the most common skin condition in the US, a health concern for up to 50 million Americans annually. Both teens and adults experience acne and it can be a challenge no matter how old you are! Today, we’ll share information on how food impacts acne, healthy fats focus on for healthy skin, how hormones play a role, the blood sugar and inflammation connection to acne, and what foods to eat to support clear, healthy skin.


10/8/22 | Four Reasons For A Slow Metabolism

“I am not losing weight fast enough!” “ I feel better and have more energy, but the scale doesn’t budge.” “Should I cut down how much I am eating?” These are some common concerns we hear in clinic with folks who are starting out their wellness journey and today we will dig into at least four common reasons for slow weight loss. We will look at the possible underlying issues, how that challenged your metabolism, and what may be a solution to get your metabolism working again from a real food...


10/1/22 | Foods To Keep Urinary Tract Infections Away

About 60% of women will experience a urinary tract infection (a UTI) at some point in their life. And while men can get UTIs as well, women are 10 times as likely to get them and about 40% of women will get another UTI within 6 months of the first infection. Prevention is the key to being UTI free! In this show, we’ll share some symptoms of a UTI, what causes a UTI, what foods you will want to avoid or incorporate, and some key preventative supplements that might help as part of your...


9/24/22 | Energy-Packed Breakfast Ideas

We've heard the message that "breakfast is the most important meal of the day", but for many it's a challenge to squeeze in a healthy meal during the morning rush. 1/3 of Americans who do eat breakfast choose cold cereal, which is made up of 75% sugar or highly processed grains. Our nutritionists explain why a real-food balanced breakfast is important for all ages and will provide tips on how to start a new breakfast habit.


9/17/22 | Diverticulitis & Diverticulosis

30% of US adults between ages 50 to 59 have diverticulosis while 70% of those older than 80 struggle with it. In today’s show, we’ll explain the difference between diverticulitis and diverticulosis by describing what is happening in the colon. We’ll talk about what symptoms you might have with these two conditions and offer nutritional solutions to help you manage or prevent these health issues.


9/10/22 | How To Boost Your Broken Metabolism

When we think about our metabolism, it is a simple word but can be a complex process. Resetting your metabolism takes time and it can involve making many changes in your life… from how much you sleep you get to the amount of stress you are experiencing. Boosting a broken metabolism needs a nutritional approach and we are here to give you insights and ideas on how to get started as well as share some success we know is possible for you too.


8/27/22 | Carb Connection to Prediabetes & Type 2

Research from JAMA shows that 50% of the population has prediabetes or diabetes. Prediabetes and Type 2 can be prevented and even reversed when the right nutritional strategies are implemented. Our nutritionists will dive into the science of how excess carbs and sugar elevate glucose levels, and over time, can lead to these chronic conditions. Our signature eating plan with real vegetable carbs, healthy fats to anchor blood sugar, and moderate protein, can help the body heal.


8/20/22 | Why Does Sugar Make You Gain Weight?

If you’re someone with a sweet tooth, you may or may not be surprised that researchers have found sugar or the sweet taste to be the preferred food for both humans and animals. Today, our nutritionists will help you understand the metabolic connection of sugar, insulin, and weight gain. They’ll discuss how our brain fits into the sweet tooth and cravings equation and what happens in our body when we eat a lot of sugar and processed carbs. Tune in to hear how you can reset your brain’s...