The Nutrition Diva's Quick and Dirty Tips for Eating Well and Feeling Fabulous

What is Spirulina good for?

Dodany: 22 maja 2024

Super food or expensive pond scum? Is this “green food” worth the greenbacks? Find out what nutritional benefits spirulina offers. Also, we review promising research on saffron for mental health...

What’s the link between diet and mental health?

Dodany: 15 maja 2024

Learn how what you eat affects how you feel.Related listening:  How Food Affects Mood (Part 1) (Nutrition Diva #282)How Food Affects Mood (Part 2) (Nutrition Diva #283)A provocative new study on...

Are these healthy foods too risky to eat?

Dodany: 8 maja 2024

A couple of recent news stories are causing concern about chemical exposure from foods that we would normally consider healthy. How does this affect your food choices? Related listening:What’s the...

What can sea moss do for your health?

Dodany: 1 maja 2024

Sea moss supplements are promoted as being good for thyroid, digestive, skin and immune health. What’s the evidence to support the claims?Related listening:The Carrageenan Controversy (Nutrition...

Can you really be healthy at any size?

Dodany: 24 kwietnia 2024

Some argue that obesity does not necessarily increase your health risks. Science suggests otherwise.Related listening:Turning down the food noise, with Dr. Nina Crowley (Nutrition Diva #760)Ozempic...

What’s the problem with seed oils?

Dodany: 17 kwietnia 2024

Influencers are sounding the alarm about the many alleged dangers of seed oils. Let’s look at the evidence.Mentioned in this episode:Nutrition Diva #185
Nutrition Diva is hosted by Monica Reinagel,...

Are collagen supplements worth the money?

Dodany: 10 kwietnia 2024

Collagen supplements are promoted as a way to plump your skin, cushion your joints, and enhance your workout. What’s the evidence to support the claims?
Nutrition Diva is hosted by Monica Reinagel,...

BONUS: Dirty Dozen - Much ado about nothing?

Dodany: 8 kwietnia 2024

Monica discusses The Dirty Dozen list and whether or not these foods with the highest level of pesticides are, in fact, unsafe to consume.Previous episodes:Nutrition Diva #761Nutrition Diva...

What exactly are the advantages of eating seasonally?

Dodany: 3 kwietnia 2024

Eating fresh local produce is a great idea. But there's no reason to avoid fruits and vegetables because they aren't in season.Previous episodes:Nutrition Diva #379Nutrition Diva is hosted by...

Turning down the food noise, with Dr. Nina Crowley

Dodany: 27 marca 2024 - Średnia ocen: 5

In today's episode, we're exploring the phenomenon of “food noise,”  how it relates to our overall health and weight management, and some ways to turn down the volume.Dr. Nina Crowley is a...

BONUS: Dieting is not the answer for PCOS, but weight loss may still play a role

Dodany: 25 marca 2024

I respond to a recent article in the New York Times highlighting revised guidelines on managing PCOS (Polycystic Ovary Syndrome). The article states there is no solid evidence to suggest that...

How does sodium intake affect bone health?

Dodany: 20 marca 2024

How could the recent trend of taking salt supplements affect your bone health?Mentioned in this episode:Bone Health Workshop with Joanne Fagerstrom, PT, CFPRelated listeningEp 755: Do we all need...

How much do you need to worry about getting too much niacin?

Dodany: 13 marca 2024

Niacin is not a nutrient that you hear too much about. But a new research study  has people concerned about their intake.Mentioned in this episode:Can these supplements help you lower cholesterol...

BONUS: We need a better way to define ultra-processed food

Dodany: 11 marca 2024

I don't doubt that there's a link between highly-processed junk food and increased risk of chronic disease.  But the way we are defining UPFs threatens to bake an awful lot of privilege into our...

Is it time to give plant-based burgers a second try?

Dodany: 6 marca 2024

Since their wildly successful introduction in 2019, plant-based burgers like Beyond and Impossible have continued to evolve. Let’s take a look at the latest formulations and how they compare to...

BONUS INTERVIEW: Fighting food insecurity

Dodany: 5 marca 2024

Last week, I joined Tom Hall on WYPR  FM (my local NPR station here in Baltimore), for a segment on Midday, a daily news and current events show. We discussed the recent announcement by the White...

How big a problem are microplastics?

Dodany: 28 lutego 2024

Tiny plastic particles are ubiquitous in our food, water, and environment. What are the potential harms and what can we do to protect ourselves? SOURCES:Food and human safety: the impact of...

Should you be eating (way) more salt?

Dodany: 21 lutego 2024

Influencers are claiming that most of us should be taking in a lot more salt than is recommended. Are they right? MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:Are we eating too much protein (or not enough)? ...

Are powdered green supplements like AG1 worth the money?

Dodany: 14 lutego 2024

A closer look at health claims for a popular greens supplement. Plus, a new study links plant protein with healthy aging.SOURCES:AG1® Induces a Favorable Impact on Gut Microbial Structure and...

Is Drinking Milk Unnatural?

Dodany: 7 lutego 2024

Some claim that drinking the milk of other animals—or drinking milk beyond infancy—is both unnatural and unhealthy. How do the arguments for and against consuming milk stack up?MENTIONED IN THIS...