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

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Nutrition Diva Monica Reinagel serves up simple, painless ways to upgrade your eating habits. Before you know it, you'll be eating healthier and feeling more fabulous!

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New research on risks and benefits of drinking alcohol

February 1st, 2023


Is there any amount of alcohol that can be considered safe? It’s not a one-size-fits-all answer. 

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Nutrient dense vs energy dense and why it matters

January 25th, 2023


Nutrient dense foods can help you optimize your nutrition. Energy dense foods can lead to weight gain. Here’s how these two factors interact in a healthy diet.

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Heavy metals in chocolate: how worried should you be?

January 18th, 2023


Popular dark chocolate bars have been found to have concerning levels of lead and cadmium.

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Are keto-friendly products a healthy way to increase fiber?

January 11th, 2023


Low-carb products can be quite high in fiber. But are they a healthy way to get more fiber in your diet? 

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Are we eating too much protein? Or not enough?

January 4th, 2023


What's the latest guidance on how much protein we should eat, and what sources of protein are best, especially as we age?

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New Year’s resolutions for health educators, influencers, and media

December 28th, 2022


Those of us who write and speak about health have a responsibility to balance the doctrine of personal responsibility with the acknowledgment that …

Cocoa vs cacao: which is healthier?

December 21st, 2022


You’ll pay a lot more for powdered cacao than for cocoa powder. Is it worth it? 

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Nutrition tips for night shift workers

December 14th, 2022


Strategies to help night shift workers eat healthy and avoid weight gain.

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The pros and cons of the Carnivore Diet

December 7th, 2022


Can eliminating all plant foods really be the key to weight loss and better health?

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Should you be taking digestive enzymes?

November 30th, 2022


Over-the-counter digestive enzyme supplements are marketed to help with digestive symptoms like indigestion, bloating, and gas. But can these supplements really help you digest your food better or relieve these symptoms?

Is it safe to keep eating these foods?

November 23rd, 2022


Are the warnings about chia seeds and other healthy foods for real or just urban legends?

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How does coconut oil affect cholesterol?

November 16th, 2022


Reducing your saturated fat intake can help bring down high cholesterol. But are the saturated fats in coconut oil better for heart health? Also: Can …

Can micro-livestock feed the world?

November 9th, 2022


Insect protein is popping up in everything from energy bars to muffin mix to pet food.

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Can we trust industry funded research?

November 2nd, 2022


Much of today’s food and nutrition research is paid for by commercial interests. Just how big a problem is this?

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Can your diet reverse hair loss?

October 26th, 2022


Is your hair falling out? Nutrient deficiencies may be to blame. Reversing it starts with finding the cause.

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Is it better to space out your sugar intake?

October 19th, 2022


Are smaller amounts of sugar spread out over the day better than eating it all at once?

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Which supplements can lower your cholesterol without drugs?

October 12th, 2022


Several nutritional supplements claim to lower cholesterol naturally. Can any of them replace cholesterol-lowering medications? Also: What’s the …

The FDA’s new definition of healthy

October 5th, 2022


After 7 years of deliberation, the FDA has announced new criteria for which foods deserve to be called healthy. Plus: Are air-fryers really better for you?

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Which protein sources are the most filling?

September 28th, 2022


Adding protein to a meal can keep you full longer. But does it matter which kind? Plus: Is adding sugar to tart fruit any worse for you than eating …

Do sweetened breakfast cereals lead to obesity?

September 21st, 2022


Giving kids sweetened breakfast cereals must increase their future risk of obesity and Type 2 diabetes, right? Actually, maybe not.

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Are there nutritional benefits to chewing more?

September 14th, 2022


Chewing more thoroughly can improve your digestion and make your food more nutritious. It can also help with weight loss. Plus: a follow-up question …

Here’s how artificial sweeteners change your microbiome

September 7th, 2022


A new study adds to the ongoing debate about artificial sweeteners and whether they help or hurt with weight loss.

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Your food questions, answered

August 31st, 2022


Listeners have questions—about sushi, plums, asparagus, and more. Nutrition Diva has answers.

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Should you match your diet to your blood type?

August 24th, 2022


Should you match your diet to your blood type? A popular diet claims that you need to eat right for your blood type. What’s the evidence?

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Are dairy and fruit a bad combination?

August 17th, 2022


Some claim that a protein in milk inactivates antioxidants in fruit. Are blueberries and yogurt a bad idea?

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How do vitamin-fortified foods fit into a healthy diet?

August 10th, 2022


Are the vitamins and minerals that are added to processed foods an important source of nutrients or are they surplus to requirements? Plus: are dehydrated fruits and vegetables as nutrient-rich as their hydrated state?

Prunes: How many are too many?

August 3rd, 2022


Don't miss last week's episode where I talk about how you should eat if you are looking to lose fat and gain muscle at the same time. Here's a link:

Can you lose fat and gain muscle at the same time?

July 27th, 2022


Conventional wisdom tells us to eat less to lose fat and eat more to gain muscle. How should you eat if you want to do both at the same time?

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Are some calories more fattening than others?

July 20th, 2022


There's a heated debate going on right now about whether calories matter when it comes to weight loss. Is weight loss an issue of food quality or …

Stop trying to micromanage your nutrients

July 13th, 2022


Nutrition Diva wades in to settle a marital squabble about how to take your calcium.

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This is your brain on blueberries

July 6th, 2022


A new study finds that daily blueberry consumption may help improve your cognitive abilities. But the researchers left one important question unanswered.

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The class action suit against Beyond Burger, explained

June 29th, 2022


Plaintiffs have a beef about the protein claims being made by a leading vegan burger company.  Here’s what they’re upset about.

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Test your summer nutrition smarts

June 22nd, 2022


Test your summer nutrition savvy with this true/false quiz!

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Does the food matrix really matter?

June 15th, 2022


Food is more than just a collection of nutrients. In this episode, we explore how the format of the food matrix affects its nutritional value.

When do probiotic supplements make sense?

June 8th, 2022


US consumers are spending 3 billion dollars a year on probiotic supplements. Are they getting a good return on investment?

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Fighting back against an obesogenic environment

June 1st, 2022


Everywhere we go, we are bombarded by food marketing and encouraged to overeat. But resistance is not futile.

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What to do if you can’t find baby formula

May 25th, 2022


As increasingly desperate parents are unable to find infant formula, DIY recipes are circulating online. Here’s why that’s not a good idea. Plus,

Indian Gooseberry: New uses for an ancient medicine

May 18th, 2022


A traditional Ayurvedic preparation is giving cholesterol drugs a run for their money.

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How (not) to give nutrition advice

May 11th, 2022


Some advice for those who want to help their friends and family eat healthier. And some tips for those just starting out on the healthy eating journey.

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Vegetables are useless against heart disease? Please.

May 3rd, 2022


A new study concludes that eating vegetables does nothing to reduce your risk of heart disease. The real story is a bit different.

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Does the MIND Diet Support Brain Health?

April 26th, 2022


Can an experimental diet keep your brain healthy as you age? Nutrition Diva takes a closer look at the evidence to support the MIND diet.

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Zero Waste Cooking with Rosanne Rust

April 19th, 2022


Rosanne Rust, registered dietitian and author of the new book Zero Waste Cooking for Dummies shares strategies for reducing food waste, both before and after the food reaches your kitchen.

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Your Nutrition Questions, Answered

April 13th, 2022


Will eating before exercise ruin the benefits? Will a collagen shake boost your recovery? Is expensive olive oil worth the extra money? Could my …

How Much Water Do You Really Need To Drink?

April 5th, 2022


Staying hydrated is obviously important. But you may be surprised to find out how much water it takes.

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The Big 8—Should You Avoid These Common Food Allergens?

March 29th, 2022


Is there any reason to avoid foods that are common allergens even if you're not allergic to them? Just how common are the most common food allergies?

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The Candida Diet: Separating Fact from Fiction

March 22nd, 2022


You'll find a confusing mix of true and false information about candida diet and nutrition online. Let’s sort fact from fiction.

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Does Insulin Resistance Lead to Binge Eating?

March 15th, 2022


Does insulin resistance lead to binge eating or is it the other way around? Nutrition Diva looks into what researchers have found about Binge Eating …

The Best Foods for Healthy Skin

March 8th, 2022


Can collagen supplements reduce wrinkles? How does the microbiome affect the skin? Find out what to eat to keep your skin looking its best.

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Can These Snack Bars Replace Your Cholesterol Meds?

March 1st, 2022


Some new "functional food" products offer an alternative for those who can't or won't take medication to control cholesterol. What's in these …

Counting Calories: the 4-4-9 Myth

February 22nd, 2022


The calorie counts on many low-carb foods appear to vastly understate the actual calorie count. Are you actually eating more calories than you think?

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The Latest Research on Auto-Immune Disease and Vitamin D

February 15th, 2022


New research suggests that regular Vitamin D supplements lower the risk of auto-immune disease in older people. Should you start taking it?

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What to Do When Medications Cause Weight Gain

February 8th, 2022


1 in 5 Americans takes a prescription medication that can cause weight gain as a side effect. What do patients and doctors need to know about obesogenic drugs? Pharmacist and obesity educator Ted Kyle shares his …

The Episode You Wrote: Listener Q&A

February 1st, 2022


This week, Nutrition Diva answers some of your questions! Can you get vitamin E from lotion? Is rinsing quinoa really necessary? Are sprouts a good source of protein? What are the advantages of organic milk? Is this the …

How Does Plant-Based Chicken Compare to Real Chicken?

January 25th, 2022


The category of plant-based meats continues to expand, with a growing number of chicken alternatives. What are the made out of any how do they stack up nutritionally?

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Can Nutrition Heal Your Thryoid?

January 18th, 2022


A controversial diet called the Auto-Immune Protocol is purported to help with Hashimoto's thyroiditis and other auto-immune conditions. Clinical …

Do Food Dyes Cause Hyperactivity?

January 11th, 2022


Are artificial food dyes really safe? What's the link between food dyes and ADHD? Nutrition Diva looks into the facts behind food dyes.

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Proof That Healthy Habits Turn Back the Biological Clock

January 4th, 2022


We all hope that eating better and getting some exercise will keep us healthier for longer, but now a new study shows exactly how much good habits …

Let's Talk Nutrition New Year's Resolutions

December 28th, 2021


To celebrate the new year, Nutrition Diva host Monica Reinagel joins a panel of Quick and Dirty Tips experts to discuss New Year's Resolutions and …

Should You Use Artificial Sweeteners When You’re Pregnant?

December 21st, 2021


A new study finds that using artificial sweeteners during pregnancy is linked to higher BMIs for the kids. But does this have anything to do with the sweeteners?

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553 - Enjoy the Holidays without Wrecking Your Diet

December 14th, 2021


The holidays are a time for indulgence. Here are three strategies that can help you enjoy holiday eating without throwing all your healthy habits …

The Bright Line: Diet or Disordered Eating?

December 7th, 2021


Bright Line Eating claims that you can achieve permanent weight loss by following four simple rules. What's the science to support this approach? Is …

Will Fermented Vegetables Increase Your Cancer Risk?

November 30th, 2021


Fermented vegetables like kimchi offer the nutritional benefits of veggies plus a probiotic bonus. But some research suggests that they increase the …

How Does Fake Meat Affect Your Microbiome?

November 23rd, 2021


New plant-based meat alternatives look, cook, and taste more like actual meat than ever before. But are these highly processed foods really better for you? And what's the environmental impact of all that processing?

5 Ways to Save Yourself from Overeating this Thanksgiving

November 16th, 2021


Thanksgiving is not a day to diet, but with a few tricks up your sleeve, you can avoid ending up as stuffed as the turkey. Nutrition Diva explains.

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Should We Settle for Fat but Fit?

November 9th, 2021


A new study argues that getting fit is more important than losing weight. But must it be one or the other?

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Can the Food Compass Point You in the Right Direction?

November 2nd, 2021


A new scoring system called the Food Compass attempts to crunch every plus and minus of a food into a single number. Will navigating by the Food …

Eggs and Oat Bran: The Cholesterol-Fiber Paradox

October 26th, 2021


If cholesterol from food doesn't affect blood cholesterol levels, why does eating soluble fiber reduce cholesterol? Nutrition Diva explains this …

Nutrition Diva's Rules for Snacking

October 19th, 2021


You'll find lots of healthier snack options on the shelf. But how healthy are they really? Can a processed snack food ever really be considered …

Can Zynamite Help You Build Muscle?

October 13th, 2021


There's a new patented ingredient on the market—Zynamite—that promises to boost cognitive function and athletic performance. The Nutrition Diva looks into how it works.

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Do you need a continuous glucose monitor?

October 5th, 2021


Continuous glucose monitors were developed to help people with diabetes manage their blood sugar. But could they also help people optimize their …

Why Do We Know So Little About This Essential Nutrient?

September 28th, 2021


What is choline, and why do we know so little about this essential nutrient? The Nutrition Diva walks through the latest research on choline, who …

534 - How Getting Sleep Can Reduce Food Cravings (Reissue)

September 21st, 2021


There's a connection between sleep and hunger. Getting better quality sleep may help with appetite, cravings, and ultimately, weight loss.

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What is Vitamin U?

September 14th, 2021


Vitamin U isn't a true vitamin, but this compound found in cabbages may still have health benefits. Nutrition Diva explains what vitamin U is, what it does, and how to get it.

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How Fitness Trackers Sabotage Weight Loss

September 7th, 2021


Many people use diet and activity trackers to log their food intake and exercise. But it seems to be backfiring. Nutrition Diva explains this paradox.

Is Watermelon Seed Flour Good for You?

August 31st, 2021


Watermelon seed flour is a new arrival on the health food scene. You'll find recipes for using it on Paleo diet blogs. But how does it compare to other flours? Nutrition Diva investigates.

Midlife Weight Gain: Don't Blame Your Metabolism

August 24th, 2021


New research suggests that a slowing metabolism is not to blame for midlife weight gain. So what is?

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How Fiber Builds Stronger Bones

August 17th, 2021


Prebiotics can already boost digestive, metabolic, and immune health. Nutrition Diva breaks down how they can also help strengthen bones and prevent …

The Truth About Pandemic Weight Gain

August 10th, 2021


According to media reports, weight gain during the pandemic averaged 25 to 30 pounds. But how reliable are these reports? And why does it matter? Nutrition Diva examines the data.

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How to Get Your Partner to Eat Healthy

August 3rd, 2021


Dr. Rachel Vanderbilt of the Relationship Doctor podcast explains why partners aren't always supportive of our efforts to eat healthier -- and what to do about it.

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What's the Healthiest Kind of Rice?

July 27th, 2021


Short-grain vs. long-grain vs. basmati vs. brown rice. What are the nutritional differences between all the different types of rice? Nutrition Diva explains.

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Superfood Alert: What's a Pili Nut?

July 20th, 2021


The pili nut is the latest aspirant to superfood glory. What's in this exotic nut and how does it compare to other nuts? Nutrition Diva digs in.

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Foraging for Fun and Nutrition

July 13th, 2021


Walking is great exercise, but it can also be an opportunity to gather nutritious foods. Nutrition Diva talks with foraging expert John Kallas about wild foods that you can find even in urban neighborhoods.

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Do Adaptogens Protect You From Stress?

July 6th, 2021


Adaptogens are plant-based ingredients that are said to protect against the harmful effects of excessive stress. But do they really do anything or …

Nutrition Around the World: Filipino Cuisine

June 29th, 2021


Registered dietitian-to-be Levin Dotimas talks to Nutrition Diva about the nutritional and cultural aspects of Filipino cuisine. The fourth in our …

Is Leaky Gut a Legitimate Diagnosis?

June 22nd, 2021


Registered dietitian and digestive health specialist Tamara Duker Freuman joins Nutrition Diva to sort through the facts and fictions surrounding intestinal permeability, also known as leaky gut syndrome.

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Is Eating Local Really More Sustainable?

June 15th, 2021


Proponents of eating local often claim that it is a more sustainable way of eating. But is it really? Nutrition Diva reviews new research that attempts to quantify the benefits of local food systems.

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Is Homogenized Milk Bad for You?

June 8th, 2021


How does the homogenization process affect the health properties of milk? Is unhomogenized milk better for you? Nutrition Diva gets to the bottom of the glass.

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Healthier Junk Food?

June 1st, 2021


What if we could make our favorite snacks and sweets healthier? Wouldn’t it be great if we could eat the foods we love without the consequences? Two …

Nutrition Around the World: Japanese Cuisine

May 25th, 2021


Registered dietitian Miho Hatanaka joins the Nutrition Diva to talk about Japanese food, culture, and nutrition. The third in an ongoing series on …

Is Coffee Good or Bad for You?

May 18th, 2021


Does caffeine have any negative effects? Is caffeine actually good for you? How much caffeine should you have in a day? Nutrition Diva tells all.

Can Natural Sunscreens Protect Your Skin?

May 11th, 2021


Several plant oils and nutritional supplements have been promoted as natural sunscreens. How much skin protection do they provide? What are the safest and most effective sunscreen ingredients?

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What Are Postbiotics?

May 4th, 2021


Postbiotics refers to the metabolic byproducts of those probiotic bacteria, which seem to be responsible for many of the beneficial effects of …

Your Diet and Dopamine (According to Neuroscience)

April 27th, 2021


Can you raise your dopamine levels with diet? Do low dopamine levels cause cravings? Will dopamine fasting help you kick food addiction? Monica talks with neuroscientist Darya Rose about the complex connections between …

Why Weight Loss Is Harder for Some than Others

April 20th, 2021


For some people, faulty hunger signals make weight loss especially difficult. Treating appetite dysregulation could be a game-changer in the fight …

What the Heck is Seitan? Is It Healthy?

April 13th, 2021


What is seitan, and what's it made of? How do you use it? Is it good for you? Find out whether meat substitute one to try or one to skip?

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Busted: 2 Persistent Myths About Eating and Your Metabolism

April 6th, 2021


Does eating more frequently boost your metabolism or cause you to burn more calories? Will going too long between meals cause you to go into …

Nutrition Around the World: Colombian Cuisine

March 30th, 2021


In the latest installment of our series on global cuisine, dietitian Sandra Arévalo joins me to talk about the nutritional aspects of traditional …

Why You Need More (Not Less) Phytic Acid in Your Diet

March 23rd, 2021


Phytic acid is often referred to as an "anti-nutrient" because it can block the absorption of minerals from foods. But phytic acid also has many positive effects on health. Nutrition Diva weighs the pros and cons.

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Is Your Calorie Counter Lying to You? (Reissue)

March 16th, 2021


Whether it's the number of calories on the Nutrition Facts label or the readout on your Fitbit, chances are those calories counts are wildly inaccurate. So, what's the point of paying attention to calories? Nutrition …

611 - 3 Ways the Pandemic Helped us Eat Better

March 9th, 2021


There's no doubt pandemic restrictions have affected our eating habits in ways both good and bad. We've all heard enough about the "quarantine 15," so let's take a look at the upsides of pandemic eating.

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610 - Nutritional Supplements You Don't Need (And Some You Do)

March 2nd, 2021


Nutritional supplements are a $122 billion dollar industry and the majority of adults take at least one. Yet most research shows them to be of little …

609 - Why 'Nothing' Matters in Nutrition Research

February 23rd, 2021


We tend to pay more attention to research studies when they find something that works. But we learn just as much from what doesn't work. Greg Lopez …

608 - Do Produce-Saver Products Really Keep Food Fresh Longer?

February 16th, 2021


A variety of products claim to keep produce fresh longer by absorbing ethylene gas. Preventing food waste is important, but do these products really work?

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607 - Is Sourdough Bread Better for You?

February 9th, 2021


Many people assume that sourdough must be more nutritious than regular bread. But is there any science to support that assumption?

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606 - Nutrition Around the World: Indian Cuisine

February 2nd, 2021


Vandana Sheth, author of My Indian Table and a registered dietitian, explains how nutritional guidelines based on Western dietary patterns can be adapted for traditional Indian cuisine.

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605 - Beating Type 2 Diabetes with Beneficial Bacteria

January 26th, 2021


Type 2 diabetes affects about one in ten adults and anti-diabetic medications are the fourth most commonly prescribed medications. Could the bacteria …

604 - Is It Time to Stop Taking Fish Oil?

January 19th, 2021


Despite a recent decrease in the number of people taking it, fish oil supplements remain the third most popular nutritional supplement. But just how …

603 - Do Low-Carb Diets Really Boost Your Metabolism?

January 12th, 2021


A new analysis suggests that low-carb diets cause you to burn more calories and lose weight. But the details tell a different story.

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602 - Is Dried Fruit Good for You?

January 5th, 2021


Is dried fruit as healthy as fresh? Is it healthy for people with diabetes? For toddlers? What are the healthiest dried fruits? Read on for answers to all your dried fruit questions.

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601 - 4 Myths about Sulfites and Wine Busted

December 29th, 2020


Does wine give you a headache? Don't blame the sulfites. Find out what problems sulfites do (and don't) cause and whether you need to avoid them.

357 - Cool Weather Nutrition Tips (Reissue)

December 22nd, 2020


How to tweak your meals and menus to keep your nutrition up as the mercury dips. Read the full transcript here:

599 - Why Am I So Hungry Before My Period?

December 8th, 2020


It's common to experience an increased appetite or cravings for certain foods before your period. Understanding what's going on in your body and brain can help you cope.

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598 - Do Artificial Sweeteners Cause Heart Disease?

December 1st, 2020


A new study links diet soda consumption to increased risk of heart disease. You don't necessarily have to give up your favorite artificially-sweetened drink, but you may want to stop seeing it as a healthier alternative.

597 - What's the Best Time to Eat Dessert?

November 24th, 2020


How long after dinner should you eat dessert? Is it best to eat it with your meal or wait a couple of hours? Turns out timing isn't the most …

596 - Making Meat Without Animals? Yes, It's Possible

November 17th, 2020


The future is (almost) here! New technology will allow us to produce real meat without breeding, feeding, or slaughtering any animals. Paul Shapiro, …

595 - Are Beans a Protein or Carbohydrate?

November 10th, 2020


Most vegetarians consider beans to be a protein food. But most beans are much higher in carbohydrates than protein. Should we think of beans as a …

594 - How Sleep Affects Weight Gain—A Sleep Expert Explains

November 3rd, 2020


Many people have more difficulty sleeping when they reach midlife, which is also when they start to see their weight creeping up. Sleep medicine …

593 - Does Elderberry Protect Against Colds and Flu?

October 27th, 2020


As we head into cold and flu season, you might wonder whether your immune system could use a little boost. How does the research on elderberry syrup …

592 - Is Soy Healthy or Harmful?

October 20th, 2020


Is soy healthy or harmful? There's lots of conflicting info. Monica puts the soy hype into perspective with the latest scientific research.

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591 - Processed Meat: How Much Is too Much?

October 13th, 2020


What counts as processed meat? Why are the concerns about it? What's a safe amount? Registered dietitian Kathleen Zelman joins me to sort through a confusing topic.

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590 - The Problem with Intermittent Fasting

October 6th, 2020


New research suggests that the most popular form of intermittent fasting (restricting daily food intake to a 6- or 8-hour window) doesn't increase …

589 - Do You Get Enough Fiber on a Low-FODMAP Diet?

September 29th, 2020


Following a low-FODMAP diet can relieve IBS symptoms. But it also eliminates a lot of healthy foods from your diet. Tamara Duker Frueman, author of …

588 - Does Growing Almonds Really Waste Too Much Water?

September 22nd, 2020


If your barista scowls at you when you order a latte with almond milk because almond growing consumes massive amounts of water, it's time to arm yourself with the facts!

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522 - The 3 Levers of Appetite (Reissue)

September 15th, 2020


Researchers have identified three distinct neural pathways that control our desire to eat. Two rely on our desire to avoid discomfort. The third is …

587 - Lose More Fat and Less Muscle with Slow Weight Loss

September 8th, 2020


Losing weight slowly takes patience. But if it results in more fat loss, less muscle loss, and keeps your metabolism from slowing, it might be worth …

586 - Helping Kids Learn STEAM Skills in the Kitchen

September 1st, 2020


The benefits of teaching young kids to cook go beyond setting them up for a lifetime of healthy eating—cooking can also help them learn science, …

585 - What's the Best Non-Dairy Milk Alternative?

August 25th, 2020


If you don't drink cow's milk, there are plenty of non-dairy alternatives to choose from. But should you choose milk made from soy, rice, almond, …

584 - Should You Switch to Fish Oil with PRMs?

August 18th, 2020


Pro-resolving mediators (or PRMs) have been touted as essential to quality fish oil supplements. But what does the research (or lack thereof) really …

583 - Can Your Diet Help Reduce Stress?

August 11th, 2020


Don't believe everything you hear about stress-busting foods. Nutrition Diva sorts fact from fiction to help you boost your mood and beat stress belly.

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582 - What's Up with Monk Fruit and the Whole Food Sweetener Trend?

August 4th, 2020


Everybody seems to be looking for info on monk fruit and whole food sweeteners. But are these sugar alternatives really better for you?

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581 - Is Silicone Cookware Safe?

July 28th, 2020


Years ago, Teflon was all the rage. Now, the chemical originally used to make it has been banned. Is nonstick silicone cookware really safer or just another time bomb waiting to explode?

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580 - Organic, Gluten-Free, Vegan—Which One's Healthiest?

July 21st, 2020


Organic. Humane. Gluten-free. What's are the most important factors to consider when you choose a food brand? There's no simple answer, but getting clarity on your priorities can help.

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579 - Should You Add Mineral Water to Your Diet?

July 14th, 2020


Studies show mineral water may reduce heart disease. Should you make mineral water part of your diet? What's the best brand for you? What should you …

578 - Should You Beware of Glucose Syrup?

June 30th, 2020


Is glucose syrup bad? One reference claims it's a concentrated source of sugar containing four times as many calories per tablespoon. But that data's wrong.

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577 - How Endurance Sports Affect Appetite

June 23rd, 2020


Exercising for longer periods can stimulate your appetite. Endurance athlete and coach Brock Armstrong joins me with tips on how to avoid unwanted …

576 - What to Eat if You Don't Have a Gallbladder

June 16th, 2020


More people are having their gallbladders removed than ever before—and at a younger age. How does losing your gallbladder affect your diet for the rest of your life?

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575 - Is Powdered Milk Bad For You?

June 9th, 2020


Online sources claim that powdered milk is dangerous because it contains oxidized cholesterol. Should you keep this relatively non-perishable staple …

574 - How to Eat 45,000 Extra Calories Without Gaining Weight

June 2nd, 2020


According to the conventional calorie math, the subjects in this over-feeding study should have gained more than a dozen pounds. Is it impossible to …

573 - What's the Best Diet and Exercise for People Over 50?

May 26th, 2020


How should your nutrition and fitness change as you get older? What types of foods and exercises are most important for older adults? Nutrition …

572 - Do Artificial Sweeteners Promote Diabetes?

May 19th, 2020


Sugar-free sweeteners would seem to be a good choice for those with diabetes or pre-diabetes, but the latest research suggests exactly the opposite. …

571 - Does Carb Backloading Help You Lose Weight? Science Says ...

May 12th, 2020


"Eat carbs in the evening to lose weight!" "Avoid carbs in the evening to keep blood sugar in check!" Research into carb backloading is a mixed bag. …

570 - How is COVID-19 Affecting Our Food Supply?

May 5th, 2020


What are the challenges facing our nation's farmers, ranchers, and fishermen, how will they affect our access to fresh food, and what can we do about it?

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569 - How to Get Groceries for Two Weeks in One Easy Trip

April 28th, 2020


Here are some simple steps to help you get the right items and amounts at the grocery store so you can stop wasting food and save on unnecessary trips.

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387 - How to Tell If You're Really Hungry

April 21st, 2020


We're told to listen to our bodies. But feelings of hunger aren't always a reliable guide as to whether your body needs food.

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568 - Pros and Cons of Air Fryers with Liz Shaw

April 14th, 2020


Registered dietitian Liz Shaw is the author of the new Air Fryer Cookbook for Dummies and joins us to share her best tips and advice on getting the most out of your air fryer.

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567 - Can Too Much Fiber Affect Fertility?

April 7th, 2020


A study suggests that eating too much fiber could interfere with your chances of getting pregnant. What does this mean for women and couples trying …

565 - Does Drinking Milk Increase Breast Cancer Risk?

March 24th, 2020


A new study finds that drinking milk is associated with a significant increase in breast cancer risk. How much should you worry?

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564 - How Nutrition Affects Immune Function

March 17th, 2020


How do diet and nutrition affect your ability to resist infection? Nutrition Diva explains why cranking immune-boosting nutrients to 11 doesn't work.

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455 - How to Stock an Emergency Food Supply

March 11th, 2020


Are you ready in case of an emergency? Nutrition Diva breaks down what should (and shouldn't) be in your emergency food supply kit, including what to …

563 - What to Do With Fresh Turmeric Root

March 3rd, 2020


Turmeric is trending! But if all you've ever had is the ground powder, it's time you experienced the real thing. Grab some fresh turmeric root and read on to find out what to do with this exotic ingredient. Read the …

562 - Is Coffee Flour a New Fair Trade Nutritional Powerhouse?

February 25th, 2020


Coffee flour is a new ingredient making the rounds. Nutrition Diva has the scoop on what it is, how to use it, and whether the nutrition benefits live up to the hype. TRANSCRIPT:

561 - How to Fight PCOS with Diet and Nutrition

February 18th, 2020


Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) affects as many as 1 in 10 women of child-bearing age, but diet and lifestyle changes can help you overcome your …

560 - Fiber 2.0—Fiber's New Science of Health-Boosting Benefits

February 11th, 2020


Fiber is so much more than "roughage!" From your heart, to your bones, to your microbiome, the list of health benefits linked to fiber keeps getting longer. TRANSCRIPT:

559 - The Biggest Loser is Back, But Is It Better?

February 4th, 2020


Does rebranding The Biggest Loser reality TV show as a pursuit of wellness really lessen the health dangers of competitive weight loss? TRANSCRIPT:

465 - Can You Absorb Nutrients Through Your Skin?

January 28th, 2020


With transdermal nutrition, you slap on a patch and don't need that vitamin reminder. But do these products really deliver or are they a waste of money? Read the transcript at

558 - Best and Worst Diets of 2020 with Jill Weisenberger

January 21st, 2020


Registered dietitian and nutritionist Jill Weisenberg joins Nutrition Diva to share the results and an inside look at the process behind US News and …

557 - Plenity Is the New Weight Loss Drug in Town—Does It Work?

January 14th, 2020


Many of us are looking for the magic weight-loss bullet. Is Plenity the one? TRANSCRIPT:

556 - What Are the Health Benefits of Yerba Mate?

January 7th, 2020


The impressive health benefits of drinking yerba mate include increased energy and enhanced weight loss. Should you trade your coffee or tea for this …

121 - Four Secrets to Keeping Your New Year's Resolution

December 31st, 2019


Even if you broke last year's (or every year's) resolution, this year can be different. TRANSCRIPT & LINKS: Read the transcript:

555 - The 2019 Year in Nutrition: Hype, Game-Changers, and Snake Oil

December 24th, 2019


What was the year's biggest nutrition breakthrough? Most innovative new product? Most ridiculous fad? Nutrition Diva rounds up the year's biggest …

554 - A Better Approach to Personalized Nutrition

December 17th, 2019


Two people can eat the same diet and have very different results. How do you find what works for you? The best diet is the healthiest one you can …

552 - Use the Double Dopamine Effect to Reduce Cravings

December 3rd, 2019


According to science, you can double down on your eating pleasure by skipping crave-worthy foods and making healthy choices instead.

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551 - Can Your Microbiome Reveal Your Ideal Diet?

November 26th, 2019


Forget carbs and calories. Your microbiome may hold the key to better blood sugar control, and a $500 analysis may reveal your ideal diet.

550 - Can Meal Replacement Powders Replace Food?

November 19th, 2019


Meal replacement products like Soylent and Huel have gained a loyal following. But are these all-in-one powders and shakes really a more optimal way …

549 - Does Seed Cycling Help Balance Hormones?

November 12th, 2019


A newly trendy nutrition practice called seed cycling is said to help balance female hormones and curb hormonal symptoms. Is there science to support the claims?

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548 - Six Myths About Type 2 Diabetes

November 5th, 2019


Let's clear up some of the most common myths and misunderstandings about Type 2 diabetes, a disease that affects one in ten American adults.

547 - 3 Strategies for Eating Healthier: Which One Works Best?

October 29th, 2019


There's new research on the most effective strategies for changing behavior. Which one can help you eat healthier?

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546 - What to Eat to Prevent Kidney Stones

October 22nd, 2019


Passing a kidney stone is excruciating! Here are some tips to reduce the chances that you'll ever have to endure that pain or relive past misery.

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545 - Is Red Meat Killing Us or Making Us Stronger?

October 15th, 2019


For years, experts have been telling us to cut back on red meat. Now, a new analysis says there's no reason to. Everyone claims to have science on their side. What's a health-conscious consumer to do?

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544 - Is Nutrition Research Broken?

October 8th, 2019


USA dietary recommendations lag decades behind the emerging science on diet and nutrition. Is our nutrition guidance system broken? How can we fix it?

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543 - How to End Portion Distortion, Eat Less, and Still Be Happy

October 1st, 2019


In just 24 hours, you can reset your idea of an average-sized portion. Here's how to eat less and still be satisfied.

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542 - Is Iron Deficiency Causing Your Hair Loss?

September 24th, 2019


Is your hair falling out? Thinning hair can be a sign of iron deficiency and other medical conditions. Reversing it starts with finding the cause.

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541 - Are Sports Drinks the Best Way to Replace Electrolytes?

September 17th, 2019


You don't just lose water when you sweat; you lose electrolytes. When are sports drinks with electrolytes necessary? Nutrition Diva sat down with …

540 - Healthiest and Unhealthiest Kinds of Fish

September 10th, 2019


Fish is a great source of protein, and it's low in saturated fat. But not all fish is created equal. Nutrition Diva breaks down the healthiest and unhealthiest ways to get your recommended servings.

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418 - Is Eating Late Bad for Your Heart?

September 3rd, 2019


How and why meal timing could affect your health. Read the full transcript here:

539 - Top 5 Nutrients for Postpartum Recovery

August 27th, 2019


Registered Dietitian Melissa Mitri discusses the importance of good nutrition after giving birth and the five most important nutrients for a new mom and her baby.

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538 - How to Choose a Protein Bar

August 20th, 2019


Not all protein bars are created equal. Let's examine the difference between energy bars and protein bars and talk about what to look for when choosing a protein bar.

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537 - Are Probiotics Safe for Your Immune System?

August 13th, 2019


Although their benefits may be limited, probiotic supplements are generally safe for healthy people. But there are some situations where beneficial bacteria (either from foods or supplements) can post a threat to the …

536 - Can Tart Cherries Reduce Arthritis Pain?

August 6th, 2019


Tart (or sour) cherry juice has developed quite a reputation as an arthritis cure, anti-inflammatory agent, even an insomnia cure. Is there enough evidence to support adding tart cherry juice to your day?

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535 - Can the GAPS Diet Heal Your Brain?

July 30th, 2019


The GAPS diet has been proposed as a treatment for conditions including autism, schizophrenia, depression, and ADHD. But is there evidence to support …

533 - Pros and Cons of Oat Milk

July 16th, 2019


Is oat milk good for you? Are there any dangers of drinking oat milk? What's the bottom line on nutritional value? Nutrition Diva has the scoop on the hottest new nondairy alternative.

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532 - Can You Eat Too Much Fiber?

July 9th, 2019


The Institute of Medicine hasn’t set an upper limit on fiber, meaning that there’s no amount at which it’s considered toxic. But could excessive …

473 - Is The Beyond Burger Healthy for You? (Reissue)

July 2nd, 2019


A new generation of plant-based products are taking veggie burgers to a whole new level. This week, a look at the Beyond Burger and how it compares …

531 - Personalized Nutrition: The Latest on DNA-Based Diets

June 25th, 2019


What can our genes tell us about which diet will work best for us? Before you send off your DNA sample, here's new research you need to know.

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530 - Wellness Is Not the Enemy

June 18th, 2019


Novelist Jessica Knoll argues that we should "Smash the Wellness Industry." Has our toxic dieting culture co-opted wellness? Is it possible to be …

528 - Is Extra Virgin Olive Oil Good for High-Heat Cooking?

June 4th, 2019


There's new research on the best oils to cook with. Here's Nutrition Diva's take!

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445 - Is Being Overweight Unhealthy? Reframing the Debate

May 28th, 2019


While new science suggests there's no such thing as 'healthy obese,' think of it this way: It’s not that your weight doesn’t matter. It’s just that it’s not the only thing that matters. Read the transcript at

526 - Is A2 Milk Better for You?

May 14th, 2019


You may have seen a2 milk in your grocery store. This pricey designer milk comes with some big claims. Let's explore the science behind the hype.

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525 - Nutrition Tips for New College Grads

May 7th, 2019


Eating healthy is one of many challenges new college graduates face. Nutrition Diva's handy nutrition guide will help you set up your kitchen, choose …

524 - Is a Vegetarian Diet Bad for Your Brain?

April 30th, 2019


If creatine is important for brain functioning and vegetarians have lower creatine levels, could a vegetarian or vegan diet have a negative impact on …

523 - Quinine: Medicine or Mixer?

April 23rd, 2019


Quinine is a bitter compound that's used in tonic water but also has a long history of medical use. Can quinine prevent leg cramps? Are there side effects to drinking it? Nutrition Diva has all the details. Read the …

521 - CBD: Does the Science Support the Hype?

April 9th, 2019


Registered Dietitian and Holistic Cannabis Practitioner, Janice Bissex, joins Nutrition Diva to explore the evidence to support CBD oil for relief of …

519 - Should You Eat Fewer Eggs?

March 27th, 2019


First eggs are bad. Then they’re OK. Now they’re bad again. Nutrition Diva puts the latest study on eggs and cholesterol in perspective (and provides …

518 - Are Omega-3 Eggs as Good as Eating Fish?

March 19th, 2019


Fish are high in omega-3 fatty acids. But what if you can't eat seafood? Can omega-3 enriched eggs or peanut butter provide the same health benefits? Nutrition Diva answers a listener question. Read the transcript at

517 - Aflatoxins in Nuts: Danger or Hype?

March 12th, 2019


Some of the scary things you may have heard about nuts and aflatoxins are probably exaggerated or taken out of context. Nonetheless, these are not imaginary concerns. Nutrition Diva explains. Read the transcript at

516 - How to Do More with Dinner: An Interview with Melissa Joy Dobbins

March 5th, 2019


Registered dietitian and creator of the Sound Bites podcast, Melissa Joy Dobbins joins Nutrition Diva to discuss strategies for connecting with your family while improving your nutrition, saving money, and time. It's …

515 - Are Nutritional Supplements a Waste of Money?

February 26th, 2019


The FDA is stepping up its oversight of the $50 billion nutritional supplement industry. Hopefully, it'll help reduce the number of people who are …

514 - The Setpoint Diet: Interview with Jonathan Bailor

February 20th, 2019


Jonathan Bailor joins Nutrition Diva to talk about his new book, The Setpoint Diet. Can you change what your body wants to weigh? Read the transcript at Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows:

513 - Is Lean Protein Really Better For You?

February 12th, 2019


We're often told to choose lean protein. But is lean protein actually healthier? Or is it long past time to retire this phrase? Nutrition Diva busts …

512 - Should Americans Follow the Canadian Food Guide?

February 5th, 2019


Canada recently got a new Food Guide. Dr. Yoni Freedhoff joins Nutrition Diva to discuss what might Americans have to gain from following Canada's …

511 - Your Brain on Cholesterol

January 29th, 2019


Too much cholesterol can be bad for your heart. But could it be good for your brain? Nutrition Diva dives into the new research on the potential …

510 - Can Fiber Cancel Out Calories?

January 22nd, 2019


Eating more fiber may help you lose weight, but not by canceling out the calories you've already eaten. Nutrition Diva explains how eating more fiber can (and can't) help you manage your weight and which foods to …

433 - 3 Myths (and 1 Truth) About Grain-Fed Beef

January 15th, 2019


There's a lot to consider when deciding what kind of meat to buy--or even whether to eat meat at all. The least we can do is start with accurate information.

509 - Is Protein Combining Necessary After All?

January 8th, 2019


Combining complementary plant proteins was fashionable back in the 70s, dismissed in the 90s, and may now be making a comeback thanks to new research. Protein researcher Doug Paddon Jones joins me to discuss his latest …

508 - Are Some Fruits More Fattening Than Others?

January 1st, 2019


It's time to clear up some confusion about fruit, sugar, fructose and how this all fits together into a healthy diet. Read the transcript at

394 - How Much Fat Can You Lose?

December 25th, 2018


The faster you are losing weight, the less fat you're likely to be losing. read the full transcript here:

507 - Bloating: The Causes and the Cures

December 18th, 2018


In order to find relief from bloating, you have to figure out what's causing your symptoms! Tamara Duker Freuman, author of The Bloated Belly …

506 - Does Eating Organic Reduce Cancer Risk?

December 11th, 2018


A recent study claims to confirm what a lot of people felt that they already knew: eating organic can reduce your risk of getting cancer. But a closer look at the details reveals a different story. Read the transcript …

505 - Preventing E. coli Outbreaks Is Easier Than You Think

December 4th, 2018


Food safety and technology expert Dr. Christine Bruhn explains the surprising reason that we don't use a widely-accepted technology to prevent …

504 - The Faces of Farming: Almonds

November 27th, 2018


In the final installment of our Faces of Farming series, Nutrition Diva talks with almond grower Brian Wahlbrink about almonds, sustainability, and …

503 - The Faces of Farming: Strawberries

November 20th, 2018


In the third installment of our Faces of Farming series, we speak with Greg France, who grows strawberries with his wife in California. Read the transcript at

BONUS: Faces of Farming: Dairy

November 16th, 2018


In a special bonus episode, we meet fifth generation dairy farmer Tara Vander Dussen, who discusses the technology and innovation on her family's …

502 - The Faces of Farming: Beef

November 13th, 2018


In the second episode of our Faces of Farming series, we talk to Dr. Tera Barnhardt, coordinator of animal health and welfare for Cattle Empire, …

501 - The Faces of Farming: Artichokes

November 6th, 2018


In the first segment of our Faces of Farming miniseries, we meet vegetable farmer and VP of Artichoke Production Dale Huss. Dale explains what it takes to get all of those vegetables from the fields to our front door. …

500 - Does Intermittent Fasting Work?

October 30th, 2018


Intermittent fasting is one of the hottest new diet trends. Proponents say it can help you lose weight, improve blood sugar metabolism and slow …

499 - Pesticides on Our Plates: Is Our Food Safe to Eat?

October 23rd, 2018


A new report looks at the amount of pesticides that are making their way to our plates. Nutrition Diva examines the results with toxicologist and …

498 - How to Lower PSA Levels Naturally

October 16th, 2018


Certain foods and habits have been shown to support a healthy prostate and reduce the risk of prostate cancer. But these tips are not just for men.

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497 - Pros and Cons of the Ketogenic Diet

October 9th, 2018


Do the pros of the ketogenic diet outweigh the cons? For me, they don’t. Here's why.

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496 - Can You Have Too Much 'Good' (HDL) Cholesterol?

October 2nd, 2018


A new study suggests that too much "good" cholesterol may be just as bad as too little. Dr. Sanaz Majd joins Nutrition Diva to sort out what this new …

495 - Do You Need a Digestive Enzyme Supplement?

September 25th, 2018


Over the counter digestive enzymes supplements have grown increasingly popular and are marketed to help with digestive symptoms like indigestion, …

494 - What Are the Benefits of Drinking Aloe Juice?

September 18th, 2018


Many people also advocate drinking aloe vera juice. What are the benefits and risks of drinking aloe juice? Read the transcript at

493 - How Much Omega-6 Do You Need?

September 11th, 2018


As little as four or five grams of linoleic acid is enough to prevent an omega-6 deficiency. If you are also getting the recommended one to two grams …

492 - Mindful Eating: How We Get it Wrong

September 4th, 2018


Mindful eating is supposed to make us healthier, happier, and more relaxed. Instead, we end up feeling stressed and guilty about not doing it. If you …

423 - 4 Tips for More Mindful Eating

August 29th, 2018


These tricks can help reduce mindless overeating. Read the full transcript here:

491 - Is Drinking Milk Unnatural?

August 22nd, 2018


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?

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490 - Is Butter a Healthy Fat?

August 15th, 2018


Butter is making a comeback as a healthy fat. But are the claims for the benefits of butter for real? How does butter fit into a healthy diet? Read the transcript at

489 - How to Build a Better Salad in 6 Steps

August 7th, 2018


A big salad can be the healthiest meal of your day. But it’s also possible for salads to miss the mark. Here are six steps that will help you build the perfect salad. Read the transcript at

488 - Can a Low-Carb Diet Cure Reflux?

July 31st, 2018


A low FODMAP diet can bring relief from IBS and other intestinal miseries. But could it also be the answer for chronic heartburn?

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487 - What Is the Cracker Test?

July 24th, 2018


Some claim that chewing on a saltine can reveal how much carbohydrate you should eat. Nutrition Diva thinks this is completely crackers. Read the …

485 - What Is Gymnema Sylvestre and Can It Kill Sugar Cravings?

July 11th, 2018


Gymnemic acid binds to the taste receptors on your tongue that perceive sweetness. As a result, it makes sweet things taste a lot less sweet. Read …

484 - Rethinking Drinking: Do the Benefits of Alcohol Outweigh the Risks?

July 4th, 2018


Moderate alcohol consumption has been linked with a longer life. But new research questions the benefits of even moderate drinking. Read the …

483 - Protein Density: How To Get More Protein for Fewer Calories

June 27th, 2018


It can be challenging to to increase your protein intake using plant-based sources without taking in more calories than you need. This is where the concept of protein density can help. Read the transcript at

482 - The Surprising Link Between Salt and Weight Gain

June 19th, 2018


Moderating our sodium intake may help us maintain healthier gut flora, which is associated with healthier body weight. Who saw that coming? Read the transcript at

480 - Can Xylitol Prevent Bone Loss?

June 5th, 2018


Xylitol can absolutely protect against bone loss and prevent osteoporosis. If you’re a rat. Read the transcript at

479 - How to Increase Fiber Without Overloading on Calories

May 29th, 2018


Many high-fiber foods are also high in calories. If you're looking to increase fiber but keep calories under control, you want foods with a high …

478 - 10 Nutrition Worries You Can Stop Stressing About

May 23rd, 2018


Let's make sure we're not stressing out about things we don't actually need to worry about. As my contribution to the general well-being, here are ten nutrition concerns that you can probably cross off your list.

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477 - Mushroom Coffee: The Science Behind the Trend

May 8th, 2018


A new line of mushroom coffee promises to increase productivity, focus, energy, and much more. What's the science to support the claims?

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476 - Does Sugar Really Suppress the Immune Response?

May 1st, 2018


Eating sugar may put your white blood cells into a temporary coma. But there’s a lot more to the story of how sugar affects our immune response. 

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475 - Does Sparkling Water Make You Hungry?

April 24th, 2018


Even if carbonated drinks increase the "hunger hormone" ghrelin, these hormones are only one of many factors that contribute to our subjective experience of being hungry.

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474 - How Fake Nutrition News Hurts Us All

April 17th, 2018


Learning to think critically about nutrition claims can help make us better consumers of information in general.

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471 - Lectins and the Plant Paradox

March 27th, 2018


Could it be that the foods that we are constantly encouraged to eat more of, are actually making us sick?

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470 - Do Calcium Supplements Raise Your Risk of Colon Cancer?

March 20th, 2018


Doubling up on your calcium will not make your bones twice as strong. But it may increase your risk of other health problems. Read the transcript at

469 - Is the Vegan Impossible Burger Healthy for You?

March 13th, 2018


These juicy plant-based burgers could fool even a meat lover. But are they actually healthier for us? Read the transcript at

468 - What is Water Weight?

March 6th, 2018


If you gain or lose three or four pounds overnight, most of that is probably due to water weight. But how and why do we gain and lose so much water? Read the transcript at

467 - Do Eggs Increase Diabetes Risk?

February 27th, 2018


One study finds that eating an egg a day can triple your risk of developing diabetes. But there's more to this story. Read on to see whether you …

466 - What to Eat to Prevent the Flu

February 20th, 2018


Are there foods and nutrients that can help bolster your defenses against the flu? Nutrition Diva sorts the facts from fiction--plus one criticial …

464 - Can You Lose Weight by Eating More Often?

February 6th, 2018


In the Abs Diet, David Zinczenko claims that eating more frequently helps burn more fat. Is six meals a day the secret to losing weight? Read the transcript at

463 - Should You Eliminate Oil From Your Diet?

January 30th, 2018


Is an oil-free diet healthier? What are the arguments for and against eliminating oil from your diet? Read the transcript at

462 - Is It Safe to Eat Freezer Burned Food?

January 23rd, 2018


What causes freezer burn and how can you prevent it? Read the transcript at Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips …

461 - How to Change your Habits: An Interview with Dan Ariely

January 16th, 2018


Behavioral economist and bestselling author Dan Ariely shares his research on what really motivates people to make positive changes and how a scale that doesn't show your weight can help you slim down. Read the …

460 - Why Do Antidepressants Cause Weight Gain?

January 9th, 2018


Up to 25% of people who take antidepressants report significant weight gain. Is there anything you can do to fight back? Read the transcript at

315 - 5 Healthy Habits for the New Year

January 2nd, 2018


Just in time for your New Year's Resolution, here's a round up of my best tips from the past year. Read the transcript:

459 - The Best Nutrition Ideas of 2017

December 26th, 2017


What were the best nutrition tips, ideas, and products of the year? Nutrition Diva looks back over 2017 and picks out the highlights.

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458 - Is Nonstick Cookware Safe?

December 19th, 2017


Nonstick pans allow you to cook with less oil and clean-up is a breeze. But most nonstick pans are coated with Teflon. Does that make them unsafe? Read the transcript at

457 - How to Increase Breast Milk Supply

December 12th, 2017


New moms often worry about whether they are producing enough milk for baby, and there are a slew of products that claim to help. But do they? Nutrition Diva takes a look at the evidence. Read the transcript at

456 - Is Meratrim Effective for Weight Loss?

December 5th, 2017


This over the counter weight loss supplement has some solid research to back it up. But it's probably too soon to declare victory over obesity. Read …

454 - Can Pesticides Affect Pregnancy?

November 14th, 2017


A recent study suggests that pesticides in produce may interfere with your chances of getting pregnant. Nutrition Diva puts the news in perspective with some practical advice on how to minimize your risk without …

452 - What is Sole Water and Is It Good For You?

October 31st, 2017


A new fad being promoted by various health and wellness gurus promises an astonishing list of benefits. Is there any truth to the hype?

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451 - Stop Searching for the Perfect Sweetener

October 24th, 2017


Sugar tastes good. But it's also bad for us. 22% of Americans are trying to reduce their sugar intake and more than half are trying to avoid artificial sweeteners like Equal and Splenda. What's the upshot? Read the …

449 - 3 Ways to Improve Your Nutrition This Fall

October 10th, 2017


Give your eating habits a fall tune-up by adopting these three simple habits: harvest your herbs, become a soup ninja, and become friends with fermentation. Read the transcript at

448 - How to Build More Muscle with Less Protein

October 3rd, 2017


Research suggests that higher protein meals can help you lose weight, slow aging, and speed recovery. But what if you don't want to--or can't-- eat that much protein? This week's show has tips on how to get more benefit …

447 - Should You Follow Tom Brady's Nutrition Advice?

September 26th, 2017


In Tom Brady's book The TB12 Method you'll find some solid nutrition advice but you'll have to wade through an awful lot of woo to find it. Read the …

446 - The Low-Carb Craze: Are Carbohydrates Killing Us?

September 19th, 2017


A new study seems to suggest that eating more carbs will shorten your life. The Nutrition Diva takes a closer look to find out what we can really take away from this latest research. Read the transcript at

444 ND 2 Ways to Hack Your Blood Sugar

September 5th, 2017


The usual advice is to cut back on foods that are rich in carbohydrates. But there may be a way to keep blood sugar down without eliminating carbohydrate-rich foods.

443 ND What Is Mycoprotein?

August 30th, 2017


Mycoprotein is a plant-based source of protein you might not have heard much about. Here's the 411 on this alternative protein source.

442 ND Nutrition Tips for Beating Jet Lag

August 22nd, 2017


Whether you’re traveling for work or pleasure, jet lag can put a damper on things. Here are a few tricks to help your body synchronize to the local time more quickly.

331 ND 10 Most Nutritious Foods for the Money (Reissue)

August 15th, 2017


You can get all the nutrients--and calories--you need for less than $5 a day. Nutrition Diva shows you how with this list of the 10 most nutritious …

441 ND Can You Be Resistant to Weight Loss?

August 8th, 2017


Some people can't lose weight no matter what they do. What's going on?

440 ND Can a Gluten Free Diet Help with Thyroid Disease?

August 1st, 2017


A lot of patient-run websites insist that eliminating gluten is essential for treating thyroid disease. What's the evidence to support this advice?

439 ND What Can You Do for a Fatty Liver?

July 26th, 2017


Fatty liver disease can be a warning sign of bigger troubles ahead. Fortunately, it’s something that can be turned around with diet and lifestyle changes.
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438 ND Does Losing Weight Release Toxins?

July 18th, 2017


Although losing weight can temporarily increase the amount of POPs in your blood, there are ways to minimize your risks.

437 ND "What the Health" Documentary: A Review

July 11th, 2017


Nutrition Diva shares her thoughts on a recent food documentary, and on the food-doc genre in general.

436 ND How Salty Foods Affect Hunger and Weight Loss

June 27th, 2017


You have more in common with camels than you may have thought

435 ND Is Your Metabolism to Blame?

June 20th, 2017


What can we realistically do to speed up our metabolism?

434 ND Pros and Cons of Keeping a Diet Log

June 13th, 2017


Keeping a diet log has some advantages but there may also be some pitfalls. Here's how to get the most out of a diet log

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431 ND The Lifelong Benefits of Baby-Led Weaning

May 23rd, 2017


An interview with Leslie Schilling, MS, RDN, co-author of the new book Born to Eat: Whole healthy foods from baby's first bite

430 ND Coconut Milk Versus Cow's Milk

May 16th, 2017


Which is the better choice for you will depend on your nutrition needs and priorities.

429 ND The Disease Proofing Myth

May 9th, 2017


Healthy diet and lifestyle choices can reduce your risk of disease, but not to zero. Let's take a more realistic approach to risk reduction.

428 ND Diet Soda and Dementia: What You Need to Know

May 2nd, 2017


A recent study finds that drinking even one diet soda a day may triple your risk for developing dementia. But there's a lot more to the story. …

427 ND Does a High Protein Diet Weaken Your Bones?

April 25th, 2017


Contrary to urban legend, consuming more protein does not cause your bones to lose calcium. Nutrition Diva explains why. Read the full transcript …

426 ND 3 Nutrition Tips for Night Owls

April 18th, 2017


If you’re a dyed-in-the-wool night owl, changing your daily rhythm may not be possible. But borrowing a couple of habits from the early birds could …

425 ND Is Protein Powder Safe for Toddlers?

April 11th, 2017


As protein powders have become more widely used, people are asking it's OK to give protein powder to small children. Read the full transcript here:

424 ND 3 Reasons to Try Black Rice

April 4th, 2017


Not a brown rice fan? Black rice may make a whole grain lover out of you yet. Read the full transcript here:

422 ND Is Protein Powder Safe During Pregnancy?

March 21st, 2017


Is It OK to Use Protein Powder While Pregnant? Read the full transcript here:

421 ND Whole30: Elimination Diet or Nutritional Penance?

March 14th, 2017


Last week, I reviewed some of the pros and cons of the Whole30 program. This week, we take a deeper dive into two aspects of this popular program: …

420 ND Pros and Cons of the Whole30

March 7th, 2017


The Whole30 nutrition challenge is wildly popular. But can it really deliver on its promises? Nutrition Diva examines the pros, cons, and …

419 ND Can You Get Enough Fiber on a Low Carb Diet?

February 28th, 2017


Two different conditions with two conflicting dietary prescriptions. Nutrition Diva helps make sense of seemingly contradictory advice. Read the full …

417 ND How to Start a Healthy Lunch Club

February 14th, 2017


Six tips for forming a successful lunch coop at work. Read the full transcript here:

416 ND Outsmarting the Hungry Brain

February 7th, 2017


An interview with obesity researcher and author Stephan Guyenet. Read the full transcript here:

415 ND Should You Switch to Corn Oil to Lower Cholesterol?

January 31st, 2017


Corn oil may lower cholesterol better than olive oil. But there's some fine print to consider. Read the full transcript here:

414 ND Brewed Cacao: A Delicious Coffee Alternative

January 24th, 2017


All the benefits of dark chocolate without sugar, fat, caffeine or calories. Read the full transcript here:

413 ND Should You Cut Fat or Carbs to Lose Weight?

January 17th, 2017


The secret to healthy weight loss may have nothing to do with how many carbs or how much fat you eat. Read on to find the surprising factor that …

412 ND What Apple Cider Vinegar Can (and Can't) Do For You

January 10th, 2017


Apple cider vinegar does have a few things going for it but its powers have been vastly over-estimated in the popular imagination. Read the full …

411 ND How to Cultivate Body Kindness

January 3rd, 2017


Registered Dietitian-Nutritionist Rebecca Scritchfield's book Body Kindness will help you get off the dieting bandwagon and onto a kinder and more …

410 ND Can These 2 Nutrients Help You Keep the Weight Off?

December 20th, 2016


New research suggests a tasty way to stop the yo-yo dieting cycle and prevent weight regain. Read the full transcript here:

409 ND Can Prunes Reverse Bone Loss?

December 13th, 2016


Several studies suggest that eating prunes every day could help prevent or even reverse bone loss and osteoporosis. Here's what you need to know …

408 ND 4 Reasons You Need a Pressure Cooker

December 6th, 2016


This is not your Grandma's exploding pressure cooker. Today's pressure cookers can make your life easier and your meals healthier. Read the full …

407 ND 3 Ways to Make Your Diet More Sustainable

November 29th, 2016


There are three big factors that contribute to the sustainability of our individual and collective diets—and that one or two of these often gets …

406 ND Diet Strategy to Lose Fat and Gain Muscle

November 22nd, 2016


Conventional wisdom tells us to eat less to lose fat and eat more to gain muscle. How should you eat if you want to do both at the same time? Read …

327 ND 9 Ways to Optimize Your Breakfast (Reissue)

November 16th, 2016


The right breakfast can make or break your whole morning. Nutrition Diva offers nine tricks for getting the most out of your morning meal. Read the …

405 ND Can Spices Help You Lose Weight?

November 8th, 2016


Can adding spices to your diet charge up your metabolism and speed weight loss? Nutrition Diva has the pros and cons of a new diet fad. Read the full …

404 ND Are Probiotic Foods a Waste of Time?

November 1st, 2016


Are you stocking the pond but starving the fish? When it comes to a healthy gut, prebiotics may be way more important than probiotics. Read the full …

302 ND What to Eat Instead of Grains (Reissue)

October 25th, 2016


Cutting down on grains is a good way to improve your nutrition. But what should you eat instead? Visit the website:

403 ND What Foods Deserve to Be Labeled Healthy?

October 18th, 2016


The FDA is looking for input on how to define "healthy". Nutrition Diva has a better idea. Read the full transcript here:

402 ND Does Science Support Ayurveda?

October 11th, 2016


Ayurvedic medicine was practiced for thousands of years before anyone invented the placebo controlled experiment. How has this ancient system held up …

401 ND Are These 2 Fears Leading You to Overeat?

October 4th, 2016


Understanding the triggers that lead to mindless eating is the first step in eating more mindfully. Read the full transcript here:

400 ND Is It Better to Eat Seasonal Produce?

September 21st, 2016


Eating fresh local produce is a great idea. But there's no reason to avoid fruits and vegetables because they aren't in season. Read the full …

399 ND Which Nutritional Trade-Offs Are Worth It?

September 13th, 2016


When a food has both good and bad points, how do you decide which is more important? Read the full transcript here:

398 ND How to Slow Age-Related Muscle Loss

September 6th, 2016


Get more benefit from the same amount of protein. Read the full transcript here:

397 ND Is Intuitive Eating the Answer to Weight Loss?

August 30th, 2016


Proponents of intuitive eating promise that you can eat whatever you want as long as you're sufficiently attuned to your body. Nutrition Diva is not …

396 ND Should You Count Net Carbs instead of Total Carbs?

August 23rd, 2016


How are Net Carbs Calculated? Are they a better for diabetics and dieters to keep track of carbs? Read the full transcript here:

395 ND What Causes Brain Fog?

August 16th, 2016


Why brain fog is not a very useful diagnosis. Read the full transcript here:

393 ND Are Saponins in Quinoa Toxic?

August 3rd, 2016


Some worry that saponins in quinoa can damage your intestines. But is there evidence to support these claims? Read the full transcript here:

392 ND Are These Hidden Calories Making You Gain Weight?

July 27th, 2016


We hear a lot about reducing added sugar but there's another source of empty calories that is often overlooked. Read the full transcript here:

391 ND How Much Salt Do You Need to Be Healthy?

July 19th, 2016


Are there advantages to a higher sodium diet? Read the full transcript here:

389 ND How to Reduce the Toxins in Your Blood

July 5th, 2016


A certain amount of toxic exposure may be the price of living in the 21st century. But there may be something you can do to help reduce the level of …

388 ND Can an Anti-Inflammatory Diet Help PMS Sufferers?

June 28th, 2016


A new way to fight back against PMS? Perhaps. Read the full transcript here:

386 ND What's the IIFYM Diet?

June 14th, 2016


Proponents claim it doesn't matter what you eat as long as it fits your macros. Read the full transcript here:

385 ND 3 Nutrition Tips for Cancer Survivors

June 7th, 2016


Three things you can do to keep cancer from coming back. Read the full transcript here:

384 ND How Does the MIND Diet Protect Against Alzheimer's?

June 1st, 2016


Can an experimental diet keep your brain healthy as you age? Nutrition Diva takes a closer look at the evidence to support the MIND diet. Read the …

383 ND What's the Definition of Processed Meat?

May 24th, 2016


The reason that it’s hard to find a hard and fast definition for processed meat is that there isn’t one. Nutrition DIva makes sense of the madness. …

382 ND Is Coconut Oil Good for Brain Health?

May 17th, 2016


Is Coconut Oil Good for Brain Health? Nutrition Diva weighs in. Read the full transcript here:

381 ND How to Avoid Biggest Loser Syndrome

May 10th, 2016


As contestants on the Biggest Loser have learned the hard way, extreme weight loss can wreck your metabolism. Nutrition Diva offers strategies for …

380 ND The Savory Side of Chocolate

May 4th, 2016


Get more of the health benefits of chocolate without increasing your sugar intake. Read the full transcript here:

379 ND Are Hydroponic Vegetables Less Nutritious?

April 26th, 2016


Pros and cons of hydroponically grown vegetables Read the full transcript here:

378 ND Clean Eating with Hungry Girl

April 19th, 2016


Hungry Girl Lisa Lillien shares her latest recipes and tips on how to eat fewer calories without eating less food Read the full transcript here:

377 ND What Are the Health Benefits of Matcha?

April 12th, 2016


What can this trendy superbrew do for you? Read the full transcript here:

376 ND How Diet Trackers Sabotage Weight Loss

April 5th, 2016


Lots of people use diet and activity trackers to log their food intake and exercise. But it seems to be backfiring. Read the full transcript here:

375 ND Is Saturated Fat Good For Your Heart?

March 29th, 2016


Diets low in fat and saturated fat can actually increase your risk of heart disease. But a high fat diet isn't necessarily the solution either. Read …

374 ND Why You Need More Magnesium in Your Diet

March 22nd, 2016


Two out of three people don't get enough magnesium in their diet. Why this matters and how to fix it. Read the full transcript here:

373 ND How Does Dairy Affect Hormone Levels?

March 15th, 2016


Does the estrogen in cow’s milk promote the growth of hormone-sensitive cancers or cause early puberty in children? Nutrition Diva investigates. Read …

372 ND How to Use Sensory Science to Improve Your Eating Habits

March 8th, 2016


Food scientist Annette Hottenstein explains how you can use sensory science to eat better and lose weight. Read the full transcript here:

371 ND Nutrition Tips for Preventing Cold Sores

March 1st, 2016


There's no getting rid of the virus that causes cold sores. Can the right diet help prevent outbreaks? Read the full transcript here:

370 ND How to Limit Your Kid's Sugar without Starting a War

February 23rd, 2016


Mighty Mommy tells Nutrition Diva how to help control kids' sugar intakes without starting a war. Read the full transcript here:

010 SP How to Handle Food Cravings

February 19th, 2016


Nutrition Diva invites the Savvy Psychologist to share some strategies for staving off food cravings with her listeners--because psychology and …

225 ND Five Most Surprising Heart Healthy Foods

February 16th, 2016


Nutrition Diva is celebrating Heart Health Month with steak, potatoes, and beer. Read the full transcript here:

369 ND 4 Ways to Change Your Body Weight Setpoint

February 9th, 2016


Why is it so hard to lose weight permanently? Are our bodies programmed to "fight back" when we try to change our weight? Read the full transcript …

368 ND Do Cruciferous Vegetables Affect Your Thyroid?

February 2nd, 2016


Brocoli, cauliflower and other cruciferous vegetables are sometimes said to interfere with thyroid function. Could eating these veggies cause low …

367 ND The DASH Diet Gets an Upgrade

January 26th, 2016


There's no doubt that the original DASH diet was effective for reducing blood pressure and weight loss. But a tastier version may work just as well. …

366 ND Why the Dietary Guidelines Will Never Make Sense

January 20th, 2016


An agency that exists to promote consumption of agricultural products is probably not the best one to be in charge of our national nutrition policy. …

365 ND What Is a Plant-Based Diet?

January 12th, 2016


This trendy term seems to have many contradictory meanings. So what is a plant-based diet, and when is it important that we agree on the meaning of …

364 ND Does Eating Meat Make PMS Worse?

January 5th, 2016


Could hormones in meat lead to hormone imbalances? Read the full transcript here:

363 ND The Year in Nutrition: Top Trends of 2015

December 29th, 2015


Nutrition Diva weighs in on the peaks and pitfalls of nutrition. Read the full transcript here:

362 ND How Risky Is Double Dipping?

December 22nd, 2015


The practice of double-dipping strikes most people as gross and unsanitary. But does it really increase your risk of infection? Nutrition Diva …

361 ND How to Find Coffee That Won't Bother Your Stomach

December 15th, 2015


Learn what to look for in a stomach-friendly brew. Read the full transcript here:

360 ND The Surprising Good News About Your Vices: An Interview with Jeff Wilser

December 8th, 2015


An interview with author Jeff Wilser about the virtues in every vice when it comes to nutrition and health. Read the full transcript here:

359 ND Balancing Optimal Nutrition with Sustainability

December 1st, 2015


An all-star cast of nutrition experts gather to find the common ground in today's nutrition advice Read the full transcript here:

358 ND Can We Find Common Ground?

November 24th, 2015


A few dozen of the world's leading nutrition researchers and influencers recently gathered in Boston to see what they could all agree on. Read the …

356 ND Grain-Free Recipes for Thanksgiving

November 10th, 2015


An interview with Danielle Walker of Against All Grain. Read the full transcript here:

355 ND What's the Difference Between Hazard and Risk?

November 3rd, 2015


When you know the difference between a hazard and a risk, you can live a more relaxed life. Read the full transcript here:

354 ND 4 Time-Saving Tips for Eating Healthy

October 27th, 2015


Preparing healthy, wholesome meals doesn't have to be a full time job. Nutrition Diva has 4 tips that will save you time (and money) in the kitchen. …

353 ND Raw Mushrooms: Hazardous or Harmless?

October 20th, 2015


Several well-known experts have warned against eating raw mushrooms due to toxins they contain. Nutrition Diva investigates whether this is something …

352 ND Fitness and Nutrition FAQs: An Interview with Exercise Expert Tom Holland

October 13th, 2015


Internationally known exercise physiologist and trainer Tom Holland answers your most frequently asked questions about exercise and fitness …

351 ND The Problem with Vegan Alternatives

October 6th, 2015


It's getting easier to find vegan alternatives for virtually every animal product, from bacon to brie. Read the full transcript here:

350 ND 350th Episode: Ask Me Anything with Nutrition Diva

September 29th, 2015


Nutrition Diva answers questions from listeners on the way to lose weight, biggest nutrition misconceptions, how to boost nutrient absorption and …

254 ND 3 Things Nutrition Diva Won't Eat

September 22nd, 2015


When it comes to diet, I'm neither a purist nor a perfectionist. But there is a short list of foods that will go hungry rather than eat. What are …

349 ND Are Sprouted Grains Really Better for You?

September 15th, 2015


Products made with sprouted grains are a hot new trend. Are they really more nutritious and more digestible than regular grains? 

348 ND Can Cavities Be Healed with Diet?

September 8th, 2015


Can eliminating grains help remineralize your teeth? Read the full transcript here:

347 ND Should Athletes Avoid Grains?

September 1st, 2015


Will eating grains cause you to pack on body fat? The answer, as always, depends on the context.

346 ND How to Recharge After Exercise Without Overeating

August 25th, 2015


Do your workouts make you ravenous? Here's how to cope. Read the full transcript here:

345 ND 5 Healthy Reasons to Use Your Slow Cooker

August 18th, 2015


If you're trying to eat healthy, your slow cooker may be one of the most useful -- and underused -- appliances you own. Read the full transcript …

344 ND How to Treat and Prevent Gestational Diabetes

August 11th, 2015


Gestational diabetes can often be managed without drugs. Lily Nichols, RD, shares her proven approach. Read the full transcript here:

343 ND Fat or Carbs: Which Is the Body's Preferred Fuel Source

August 4th, 2015


Forget carb-loading. Some swear that a low-carb diet is the way to promote athletic greatness. Read the full transcript here:

342 ND Should Added Sugar be on the Nutrition Facts?

July 28th, 2015


Proposed changes to the Nutrition Facts label include a separate line for added sugars. Critics argue that all sugars are the same. Who is right? …

341 ND Nutrition Tips for Headache Prevention

July 21st, 2015


Can certain foods trigger headaches? Can nutritional supplements offer drug-free relief? Read on for Nutrition Divas tips for preventing headaches …

340 ND 5 Ways to Treat a Headache Without Drugs

July 14th, 2015


Try these alternatives next time a headache looms. Read the full transcript here:

339 ND Have we found the ultimate cure for obesity?

July 7th, 2015


Harvard scientists are excited about the thunder god vine. Nutrition Diva? Not so much. Read the full transcript here:

256 ND How Much Protein Can the Body Absorb?

June 30th, 2015


Is there a limit to how much protein you can use at one time? Nutrition Diva examines a popular food myth. Read the full transcript here:

338 ND How to Avoid Summer Weight Gain in Kids

June 24th, 2015


Keep your kids (and yourself) healthy this summer. Read the full transcript here:

336 ND Is Bee Pollen Good for You? Part 2

June 9th, 2015


Can bee pollen beat allergies or make you run faster? A look at the science behind the claims. Read the full transcript here:

335 Is Bee Pollen Good for You?

June 2nd, 2015


What's the science behind this alleged miracle food? Read the full transcript here:

334 ND Is the Mediterranean Diet All It's Cracked Up to Be?

May 26th, 2015


Is the Mediterranean diet really overhyped and based on shabby science? Read the full transcript here:

332 ND Foods to Restore Your Intestinal Flora

May 12th, 2015


Certain drugs and medical procedures can do a number on your intestinal bacteria. Nutrition Diva explains how to replenish your gut flora with food - and which foods to avoid to help the good bacteria thrive. Read the …

330 ND Benefits of Warm Lemon Water

April 28th, 2015


Proponents claim that drinking warm lemon water in the morning will detoxify and alkalinize your body, and rev your metabolism. Nutrition Diva takes …

216 ND Miso: What's in it for you?

April 21st, 2015


Find what miso is, how to use it, and how it can benefit your health. Read the transcript:

329 ND How Much Iced Tea Is Too Much?

April 14th, 2015


Recently, a man went into kidney failure after drinking too much iced tea. How much iced tea is it safe to drink? Nutrition Diva explains this curious case. Reat the transcript here:

328 ND Can Chilling Rice Cut Calories in Half?

April 7th, 2015


Scientists announce a new way of cooking rice that could reduce calories by up to 60%. But this method may also increase your risk of food poisoning …

326 ND You Don't Have to Give Up Red Meat to Be Healthy

March 25th, 2015


The latest dietary guidelines encourage us to eat less red meat. Nutrition Diva shows you how to have your steak and eat it too. Read the transcript:

325 ND Should I Drink Milk Made by Coca-Cola?

March 25th, 2015


Coca-Cola is selling a new line of "designer milk" and everyone's been asking about it - even Doctor Oz wants to know what Nutrition Diva thinks of …

324 ND Are Food Additives Making Us Fat?

March 10th, 2015


New research shows that common food additives may not be as harmless as we thought. Nutrition Diva explains how the latest research in microbiology …

323 ND Stop Worrying About the Glycemic Index

March 3rd, 2015


For years, we've been told to avoid high glycemic foods. Now, a new study shows that it may not make much difference. Of course, there is a catch. …

322 ND How Birth Control Pills Affect Nutritional Needs

February 24th, 2015


Learn which foods replenish nutrients that are depleted by oral contraceptives and HRT. Read the transcript here:

321 What Is an N-of-1 Experiment?

February 17th, 2015


Do you have what it takes to be a bio-hacker? Self-experimentation can help you find what works for you - and might help scientists too! Nutrition Diva reports on the latest in diet data. Read the transcript:

319 ND The Truth About Moringa

February 3rd, 2015


Marketers are promoting moringa as the most nutritious food on earth. But do the facts support the claims? Nutrition Diva takes a closer look. Read the transcript:

318 ND Latest on Gluten-Free Diet Trend

January 27th, 2015


The gluten-free trend is still riding high. Is there any new research to support going without gluten? Nutrition Diva gives you the latest. Read the transcript:

317 ND Can Melatonin Help You Sleep?

January 20th, 2015


Melatonin is available over the counter as a nutritional supplement. Can taking melatonin help with insomnia or jet lag? Nutrition Diva reviews the evidence. Read the transcript:

316 ND What's Up With Bone Broth?

January 6th, 2015


Everybody's raving about "bone broth" as the new miracle health elixir. What's actually in bone broth and what can it do for you? Nutrition Diva investigates the science behind the fad. Visit the website:

229 ND Foods That Burn Belly Fat

December 30th, 2014


Can eating the right foods really shrink your tummy? Learn the truth about "flat-belly" foods and diets. Visit the website:

314 ND Can You Lose Weight by Timing Your Meals?

December 16th, 2014


How many hours go by between your first bite of the day and your last? If it's more than 12, you may be storing extra fat. Nutrition Diva explains how to use your watch to lose weight (without eating less). Read the …

313 ND Can Zinc Lozenges Ward Off a Cold?

December 9th, 2014


There's nothing worse than waking up with that little tickle in your throat that signals an impending cold. Can zinc lozenges or sprays help fend off …

312 ND Does Soy Cause Early Puberty?

December 2nd, 2014


How does soy affect estrogen levels? Is it safe to let your kids drink soymilk? Nutrition Diva looks at the competing claims and misinformation about soy's effects on children's development. Visit the website:

310 ND Best Nutrition Books of the Year

November 18th, 2014


Instead of hype and hyperbole, these 5 books (hand selected by Nutrition Diva) serve up a heaping helping of common sense and sanity. Visit the …

309 ND Can Processed Food Be Healthy?

November 12th, 2014


We hear a lot about the dangers of "processed" foods these days. But some kinds of processing can make food better for you. Nutrition Diva explains how to tell the good guys from the bad guys. Visit the website:

308 ND Why Leftover Pasta Is Good for You

November 5th, 2014


Whole wheat pasta is higher in fiber and easier on the blood sugar. But regular pasta just tastes better. Here's a simple trick that lets you have it …

307 ND The Truth About Burning Calories

October 28th, 2014


Why you don't have to jump rope for 45 minutes every time you eat pizza. Read the transcript:

306 ND Do Americans Eat Too Much Protein?

October 21st, 2014


Some claim that we are eating twice as much protein as we should but the facts seem to say otherwise. Nutrition Diva gets to the bottom of the …

305 ND How to Cook Vegan

October 14th, 2014


Everyone should (and probably does) have a few vegan recipes in their repertoire. Here are some easy ways to serve dinner to a vegan guest. Read the …

304 ND 10 Easy Ways to Upgrade Your Nutrition

October 7th, 2014


10 easy ways to improve your nutrition without trying too hard. Read the transcript:

303 ND Artificial Sweeteners and Weight Gain: Mystery Solved?

September 30th, 2014


New research may finally explain how zero-calorie sweeteners could cause you to gain weight. Read the transcript:

301 ND America's Eating Habits

September 16th, 2014


There's still room for improvement, but there are some encouraging trends to report. Nutrition Diva takes a closer look. Read the transcript:

300 ND 4 Things I've Changed About My Diet

September 9th, 2014


Since the Nutrition Diva podcast debuted in 2008, new research has challenged a lot of the conventional wisdom on nutrition. How have my eating …

299 9 Signs of Disordered Eating

September 2nd, 2014


How to recognize the signs of disordered eating. Read the transcript:

298 ND Pros and cons of the 80/10/10 diet

August 26th, 2014


Is the 80/10/10 diet a good way to lose weight or improve your health? Nutrition Diva takes a look at the advantages and disadvantages of this diet trend. Visit the website to read the transcript:

297 ND The 4 Food Principles Behind Scott Leibfried's Reviver NYC

August 19th, 2014


Celebrity chef and restaurateur Scott Leibfried talks making food healthy, balanced, and delicious with Nutrition Diva and the Clever Cookstr.

296 ND How Much Nutrition Do You Absorb From Food?

August 12th, 2014


Nutrition Diva explains the many factors that affect nutrient absorption. Visit the website to read the full transcript:

295 ND What is a Low Histamine Diet?

August 5th, 2014


Nutrition Diva takes a look at which foods are high in histamines, and who might benefit from avoiding them

294 ND What is Histamine Intolerance?

July 29th, 2014


Could histamine intolerance be the cause of your mysterious food reactions? Enter for a chance to win TWO copies of my book: …

293 ND Vitamin E: Are You Getting What You Need?

July 22nd, 2014


Only one in ten Americans gets enough Vitamin E. With Nutrition Diva's expert tips, you can be the one. Enter the Summer Book Club Sweepstakes: See the website for the transcript:

292 ND Nutritious Options for Liquid and Soft Diets

July 16th, 2014


Sore teeth? Nutrition Diva shows you how to get the nutrition you need--and plenty of flavor--when you can only eat soft or liquid foods.

291 ND Can Soylent Replace Food?

July 8th, 2014


A new product claims to make eating a thing of the past. Are you ready for life without food? Read the transcript:

290 ND What Does Nutrition Diva Eat?

July 1st, 2014


Like you, Nutrition Diva lives in the real world - the one that includes surprise pizza parties and other unforeseen developments. Here's how the …

288 - Are Some Calories More Fattening Than Others?

June 17th, 2014


Nutrition Diva's take on the quality vs. quantity debate. Read the transcript:

287 ND How (Not) to Increase Your Potassium Intake

June 10th, 2014


Most of us need to get more potassium but supplements are not the answer. Here's why....

286 ND What Is Fructose Malabsorption?

June 3rd, 2014


Fruit is a usually healthy choice but for those with fructose malabsorption, the wrong kind of fruit (or too much of it) can cause painful …

285 ND What to Eat for Gorgeous Skin

May 27th, 2014


Nutrition tips that will keep your skin looking great at any age

284 ND Hidden Sources of Pesticide Exposure

May 20th, 2014


It's a good idea to mimimize your exposure to pesticides. But you might be surprised to find out where they are (and aren't) lurking.

283 ND How Food Affects Mood (Part 2)

May 13th, 2014


The second part in the series on how food and mood are connected. Learn which nutrients help fight depression and how psychology can help fight …

282 ND How Food Affects Mood (Part 1)

May 6th, 2014


Can eating carbs boost your mood? How dangerous is it to "self-medicate" with food? The Savvy Psychologist joins Nutrition Diva in the first of a …

281 ND How Much Weight Should You Gain During Pregnancy?

April 29th, 2014


Pregnancy isn’t an excuse to stop paying attention to your weight—but it’s also not a time to obsess about staying thin. Nutrition Diva has your guide to gaining a healthy amount of weight (both for your and your baby's …

280 ND Breaking News on Protein and Aging

April 22nd, 2014


Although high protein diets are all the rage, those who need protein the most aren't getting enough. Find out if you're at risk

211 ND How to Overhaul Your Diet

April 8th, 2014


What Habits Should You Change First to Rebuild a Healthy Diet?

278 ND Soil-Based Organisms

April 2nd, 2014


Probiotics are all the rage these days. But some claim that the friendly bacteria found in dirt are even more beneficial than those found in foods.

277 ND Can Whole Milk Keep You Thin?

March 25th, 2014


A slew of recent research suggests that the old advice to avoid high-fat dairy may be wrong. High-fat dairy products appear to help keep you leaner. …

276 ND The Carrageenan Controversy

March 20th, 2014


This natural ingredient has been used for hundreds of years and is used in many organic and vegan foods. Now, critics are calling for a ban.

275 ND Can the Right Diet Prevent Cancer?

March 11th, 2014


There's no such thing as a diet that prevents cancer because diet is only one of many factors in this complex disease. There are ways to reduce your risk, however. (Surprise: Eating organic isn't one of them!)

274 ND Farm-Raised vs. Wild-Caught Fish

March 4th, 2014


From nutrition to sustainability to cost to contaminants, there's a lot to consider when weighing the pros and cons of farm-raised vs. wild-caught.

273 ND Natto and Vitamin K: What's the Connection?

February 25th, 2014


Natto is one of the richest sources of vitamin K2. Here's what you need to know about this little-known nutrient and even lesser-known food source.

272 ND Why I'm Not Afraid of Yoga Mat Chemicals in My Bread

February 18th, 2014


Consumers have the power to change the food supply. Let's use it wisely. Nutrition Diva tackles the chemical controversy.

271 ND Does Coconut Oil Raise Your Cholesterol?

February 11th, 2014


The latest research on coconut oil and cholesterol, plus some thoughts on whether it even matters.

270 ND Does Blending Destroy Fiber?

February 4th, 2014


Smoothies are all the rage but how does liquefying fruits and vegetables affect their nutritional benefits? Nutrition Diva gets to the bottom of the glass.

269 ND Does Dairy Weaken Your Bones?

January 28th, 2014


There's a rumor going around that dairy products contribute to osteroporosis by acidifying the body. Nutrition Diva gets to the bottom of the controversy.

268 ND When Doctors Drop the Ball

January 21st, 2014


Why don't doctors refer patients to nutritionists for help with conditions that are largely driven or mitigated by diet and nutrition? How to know …

267 ND Can Lutein Supplements Protect Your Eyes?

January 14th, 2014


Marketers and doctors are pushing special supplements for your eyes. Do you need them?

266 ND Why Willpower Isn't Enough

January 7th, 2014


No matter how good your intentions, research shows that willpower probably WON'T power you through your New Year's resolutions! Nutrition Diva shows …

219 ND Weight Loss Myths

January 1st, 2014


New insights into the best way to lose weight and keep it off.

265 ND Please Don't Eat the Mistletoe!

December 24th, 2013


Your guide to the most nutritious and delicious holiday decor

264 ND What Is Maca and Can it Help With Menopause?

December 17th, 2013


Anecdotes abound, but what does science have to say about maca and menopause? Nutrition Diva dives into ancient Incan tradition to find out more about this potent plant.

263 ND Dinner Party Etiquette: How to Handle Dietary Restrictions?

December 10th, 2013


Modern Manners Guy Richie Frieman joins Nutrition Diva to discuss the etiquette of dietary restrictions

262 ND How Nutrition Affects Male Fertility

December 3rd, 2013


Second in a two part series on how diet and nutrition can help couples get pregnant.

261 ND Can Diet and Nutrition Help You Get Pregnant?

November 26th, 2013


Find out if (and how) certain foods and nutrients can affect female fertility. Are there things you should eat if you want to get pregnant? Nutrition …

260 ND What Are Phytosterols?

November 19th, 2013


Phytosterols can help keep your heart and brain young. Find out which foods contain them and how much you need.

259 ND Which Nutrients Help Treat Restless Legs Syndrome?

November 12th, 2013


Can the right nutrients calm those jumpy legs and help you get a good night's sleep? Nutrition Diva describes 4 ways to help treat your RLS

258 ND 9 Tips for Reducing Food Waste

November 5th, 2013


About a third of the food that's grown in the world each year ends up in trash. Here are 9 easy ways to cut down on the amount of food you throw away.

257 ND Is Non-Celiac Gluten Sensitivity for Real?

October 29th, 2013


Many people without celiac disease feel better when they avoid gluten. But it turns out that gluten may have nothing to do with it. Nutrition Diva explores the latest research

178 ND Chocolate vs. Carob

October 23rd, 2013


Is carob a healthier alternative to chocolate? | Get Nutrition Diva's book:

255 ND Are Grains Killing Your Brain?

October 8th, 2013


A new book argues that eating wheat sets you up for Alzheimer's and other brain diseases. Should you go grain-free? Nutrition Diva reviews the …

253 ND Double Your Protein, Lose More Fat?

September 24th, 2013


Recent headlines encouraging folks to double their protein intake may be misleading. Find out whether increasing your protein intake is a good idea.

252 ND What's the Most Nutritious Way to Eat Vegetables?

September 17th, 2013


Can you enhance your nutrition by eating certain vegetables in certain combinations? Nutrition Diva makes it easy

251 ND Can You Get Too Much Omega-3?

September 10th, 2013


Is it possible to get too much Omega-3? How do the omega-3s from various sources compare? Nutrition Diva helps sort it all out for you.

250 ND Benefits of Manuka Honey

September 3rd, 2013


What makes manuka honey different from regular honey? Nutrition Diva investigates the science behind the claims.

249 ND Does Garcinia Help With Weight Loss?

August 27th, 2013


Does garcinia enhance weight loss or suppress appetite? Here's what you can expect.

248 ND Red Wine and Cholesterol

August 20th, 2013


Does drinking red wine with red meat protect your heart? Nutrition Diva peeks behind the headlines to see what this latest research really tells us.

247 ND Juicing: Healthy Habit of Blood Sugar Bomb?

August 13th, 2013


Lots of people are juicing for health and it can be a good way to get more vegetable nutrition. But could it be doing a number on your blood sugar? …

245 ND Fish Oil and Prostate Cancer Risk

July 31st, 2013


Recent studies suggest that high intake of omega-3s increases your risk of prostate cancer. Should you stop taking fish oil? Nutrition Diva takes a …

244 ND What Are ORAC values?

July 24th, 2013


Are ORAC values a better way to measure the total antioxidant capacity of foods just another marketing ploy? Learn what these numbers mean for your health.

243 ND What Are Electrolytes?

July 11th, 2013


Are you getting enough electrolytes? Find out what electrolytes do for you, where you get them, and how to be sure you are getting enough.

242 ND Are You Getting Enough Iodine?

July 9th, 2013


Signs of iodine deficiency and best food sources | Get Nutrition Diva’s book:

035 ND Restaurant Survival Guide

July 2nd, 2013


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241 ND Myths About Wheatgrass

June 25th, 2013


Proponents claim that wheatgrass is higher in protein than eggs but numbers can be misleading. Nutrition Diva reveals the truth.

240 ND What Can Bulletproof Coffee Do For You?

June 18th, 2013


Nutrition Diva weighs in on the claims for bulletproof coffee. Find out whether adding butter to your coffee is a good idea or just another diet fad.

239 ND Nutrition Tips for Men

June 11th, 2013


In honor of Men's Health Week, foods and nutrients that keep your prostate healthy and problem-free.

238 ND Have We Bred the Nutrition Out of Our Food?

June 4th, 2013


Some worry that modern agriculture really stripped the nutrition from our food supply? What this means for your salad bowl.

237 ND Pros and Cons of Water Fluoridation

May 28th, 2013


Most U.S. water supplies are fluoridated to prevent tooth decay. Does this violate the precautionary principle?

236 ND What is the FODMAP diet?

May 21st, 2013


Find out about a new diet that can eliminate bloating and other tummy travails.

235 ND Does it Matter What Time You Eat?

May 14th, 2013


New research suggests eating earlier may help you lose weight.

234 ND Are We Programmed to Snack at Night?

May 7th, 2013


New research shows that appetite peaks at night-exactly when weight loss experts tell us to stop eating. Should you listen to your body?

233 ND The Power of Planning

April 30th, 2013


When it comes to eating healthy, good intentions aren't enough. Planning ahead is the secret to staying on track.

040 ND Earth Day Nutrition Tips

April 23rd, 2013


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232 ND Carnitine in Red Meat

April 16th, 2013


What the latest research on red meat and heart disease means for your health and diet choices.

134 ND What's the Best Protein Powder?

April 9th, 2013


A protein powder can be a convenient way to add a little extra protein to your diet. Does it matter which one you use?

231 ND Can You Compensate for a High Sodium Diet?

April 2nd, 2013


If reducing salt isn't an option, these strategies can help offset the effects.

230 ND Which Diet Works Best?

March 26th, 2013


What works for others many not be right for you. Fortunately, there's more than one way to eat healthy.

150 Nutrition Month: Tips for Healthy Aging

March 13th, 2013


How nutritional needs change with age | Get Nutrition Diva's book: SPONSOR: Audible. Visit for a free e-book.

108 Nutrition Month: Tips for College Students

March 12th, 2013


Tips for eating healthy on a budget. How to survive college food and avoid the Freshman 15. How to cook when you don't have a kitchen. Send your …

096 Nutrition Month: Fuel for Young Athletes

March 12th, 2013


Sports are a great way for kids and adults to stay active and healthy. But eating the wrong foods before and after the game can undo a lot of those …

042 Nutrition Month: Raising Healthy Eaters

March 12th, 2013


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228 ND Pros and Cons of the Paleo Diet

March 12th, 2013


Eating like a caveman is all the rage. But is the Paleo diet the (only) path to better health?

227 ND Betting on Behavior Change

March 5th, 2013


Nutrition Diva explains how to use carrots and sticks to achieve your goals.

226 ND Chia vs. Hemp vs. Flax

February 26th, 2013


Chia vs. Hemp vs. Flax: Which seeds pack the biggest nutritional punch?

224 ND Satiety vs. Satiation: Pt 2

February 12th, 2013


To eat less without feeling hungry, choose foods that promote both satiety and satiation.

223 ND Satiety vs. Satiation: Pt 1

February 5th, 2013


Always hungry? Nutrition Diva explains the difference between foods that make you full and those that keep you full.

222 ND Healthy Ideas for Your Super Bowl Party

January 29th, 2013


Great party snacks that are actually good for your guests.

221 ND Can You Be Overweight and Still Be Healthy?

January 22nd, 2013


Why your BMI doesn't tell the whole story. Other tools to evaluate your health and disease risks.

220 ND Is Modern Wheat Making Us Sick?

January 15th, 2013


Does today's wheat really send the body into "fat storing panic mode"?

218 ND Nutrition in 2012

December 25th, 2012


A look back at this year's best and worst advice about nutrition.

217 ND Aspartame and Cancer: An Update

December 18th, 2012


New findings links diet soda to increased risk of certain cancers.

215 ND Mold and Your Health

December 4th, 2012


Can mold on foods or containers harm you? What’s the best way to remove mold?

214 ND Plastic in Foods

November 27th, 2012


How much plastic are we eating?

213 ND DHA and Your Brain

November 20th, 2012


Does DHA protect your brain against ADHD and Alzheimer's Disease?

212 ND Does Soda Thin Your Bones?

November 13th, 2012


What's the latest evidence on this controversial question?

155 ND The Truth About Whole Grains

October 30th, 2012


Why you shouldn't go whole hog on whole grains.

210 ND Frozen Yogurt: Health Food or Dessert?

October 23rd, 2012


Is TCBY's new Super Fro-Yo really a "guilt-free" indulgence?

209 ND Dangers of Unplanned Eating

October 16th, 2012


Four ways that unplanned eating can sabotage your diet.

206 ND Why Dieters Crash and Burn, Part 2

September 25th, 2012


Nutrition Diva and Get-Fit Guy on common weight loss mistakes and how to stick with your diet and exercise plan

205 ND Can Green Coffee Help You Lose Weight?

September 18th, 2012


Green coffee extracts are all the buzz. Are they a better way to rev up or slim down?

204 ND Folic Acid and Cancer Risk

September 11th, 2012


Does this essential nutrient have a dark side? Understanding the two faces of folate.

203 ND Can Genetic Testing Reveal Your Ideal Diet?

September 4th, 2012


Can genetic testing reveal your ideal diet? Is the field of nutrigenomics science or science fiction?

202 ND Is Food Intolerance Testing For Real?

August 28th, 2012


Can a simple blood test reveal hidden food sensitivities and help you lose weight?

201 ND What Are MCTs?

August 21st, 2012


Medium chain triglycerides appear to boost metabolism, suppress appetite, and reduce fat stores. Can MCTs help you lose weight?

200 ND 200th Episode: Best of the Diva

August 14th, 2012


In honor of her 200th episode, the Nutrition Diva looks back at some of the topics that moved readers the most over the last 4 years

199 ND Weight Fluctuation: How Much is Normal?

August 7th, 2012


Charting your weight with a moving average helps smooth out the ups and downs to reveal the real story.

198 ND Sports Nutrition: Fact or Fiction?

July 31st, 2012


With the 2012 summer Olympics underway, the world's greatest athletes are being put to the test. What are they eating to prepare? Test your knowledge about which foods fuel athletic performance.

197 ND What is Spirulina?

July 24th, 2012


Super food or expensive pond scum? Is this green food worth the greenbacks?

196 ND Carbs and Weight Gain

July 17th, 2012


Is it really carbs, rather than calories, that lead to weight gain?

195 ND What are Prebiotics?

July 10th, 2012


Learn the difference between a probiotic and a prebiotic and why you need both in your diet.

054 ND Brain Freeze!

July 3rd, 2012


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194 ND Pros and Cons of a Macrobiotic Diet

June 26th, 2012


Can a macrobiotic diet extend your life? Is there any harm in eating according to a macrobiotic philosophy?

193 ND The Dangers of Moderation, Part 2

June 19th, 2012


Everything in moderation: A reasonable approach or a slippery slope to excess?

192 ND Everything in Moderation, Part 1

June 12th, 2012


Eating healthy shouldn't become an unhealthy obsession. How striving for dietary perfection can backfire

191 ND Is Glycerin a Healthy Sweetener?

June 5th, 2012


Vegetable glycerin is sold as a natural skin product but some say it's also a healthy alternative to sugar. What's the story on this mystery …

190 ND Sugar Shock in the Schools

May 29th, 2012


With one in three children now overweight or obese, it's time to wean our schools from their addiction to candy fund-raisers.

073 ND Going Gluten-Free

May 22nd, 2012


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189 ND Fructose Fears

May 15th, 2012


Is fructose to really to blame for rising rates of obesity? How much fructose can you safely consume?

188 ND Shift Your Focus to Make Dieting Easier

May 8th, 2012


Things are more desirable when they are off limits-just ask any 2-year-old. How to tame your inner toddler and stick to your diet.

187 ND Blood Thinners and Broccoli

May 1st, 2012


People taking anticoagulants are usually told to avoid broccoli, spinach, and other super-healthy veggies. Nutrition Diva has a better idea.

186 ND Is Fried Fish Good For You?

April 24th, 2012


Do the benefits of fish outweigh the negatives of fried foods? | Get Nutrition Diva's book: SPONSOR:

185 ND Does the Ratio of Omega-6 Fats Really Matter?

April 17th, 2012


Some prominent experts say there's no reason to worry about it. | Get Nutrition Diva's book:

184 ND Arsenic in Apple Juice and Brown Rice

April 10th, 2012


What you need to know about the recent arsenic scare | Get Nutrition Diva's book:

183 ND What's Wrong with This Breakfast?

April 3rd, 2012


Two common mistakes people make with the first meal of the day | Get Nutrition Diva's book:

182 ND Is Red Meat Bad For You?

March 27th, 2012


Don't fall into the common trap of thinking of foods as "good" or "bad." | Get Nutrition Diva's book:

181 ND Are Toxins Making Us Fat?

March 20th, 2012


Are industrial chemicals to blame for the obesity epidemic? | Get Nutrition Diva's book:

180 ND HMB Muscle Building Supplements Against Aging

March 13th, 2012


How to ensure muscle health as you age | Get Nutrition Diva's book:

179 ND What is Homogenization?

March 6th, 2012


How does homogenization affect milk? | Get Nutrition Diva's book:

177 ND Fish Oil Vs. Krill

February 21st, 2012


What's the best source for omega-3 fats? | Get Nutrition Diva's book:

059 ND Mastering the Art of French Eating

February 14th, 2012


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176 ND How Important is a Varied Diet?

February 7th, 2012


Can't you just eat the same healthy foods every day? | Get Nutrition Diva's book:

175 ND How to Overcome an Unsupportive Environment

January 31st, 2012


Change is tougher when the people around you aren't on board | Get Nutrition Diva's book:

174 ND Paula Deen Wastes Her Teachable Moment

January 24th, 2012


Diabetes drugs do not replace the need for a healthy lifestyle | Get Nutrition Diva's book: SPONSOR: | Use the promo code DIVA to be entered to win $1000.

173 ND Biggest Nutrition Traps, Part 3: Mean v. Extreme

January 21st, 2012


Your best days and worst days don't matter nearly as much as your typical day. | Get Nutrition Diva's books:

172 ND Biggest Nutrition Traps, Part 2: Quality v. Quantity

January 19th, 2012


Don't assume that just because something is good for you, you can consume it in unlimited quantities | Get Nutrition Diva's books:

171 ND Biggest Nutrition Traps, Part 1: Natural v. Healthy

January 17th, 2012


Just because it's all natural doesn't make it good for you| Get Nutrition Diva's book: SPONSOR:

169 ND How Alcohol is Metabolized

December 27th, 2011


What should you eat before and after drinking alcohol?

167 ND How Many Calories Do You Need?

December 13th, 2011


Can you trust online calorie calculators?

166 ND Diet and Breast Cancer

December 6th, 2011


Diet and nutrition tips to reduce your risk of breast cancer.| Get Nutrition Diva's book: SPONSOR: Audible

165 ND Which Foods Are Highest in Pesticides?

November 29th, 2011


Other than fruits and vegetables, what foods should you buy organic? | Get Nutrition Diva's book: SPONSOR: Stack Exchange …

164 ND Healthy Thanksgiving Eating Tips

November 22nd, 2011


Does turkey really make you sleepy? What's the healthiest kind of pie? Test your holiday nutrition savvy.

163 ND How To Lose Weight Without Dieting

November 15th, 2011


It's official: Diets don't work. Here's a weight loss strategy that does. | Get Nutrition Diva's book:

162 ND Do Calories Really Matter?

November 8th, 2011


Can you lose weight without counting calories? | Get Nutrition Diva's book: SPONSOR: Audible

161 ND Cooking in Cast-Iron

November 1st, 2011


Does cast-iron cookware add iron to foods? Summary | Get Nutrition Diva's book: SPONSOR: Stitcher Smart Radio

160 ND 4 Ways Your Smart Phone Can Make You Healthier

October 25th, 2011


Using Technology to Improve your Diet | Get Nutrition Diva's book:

159 ND Is MSG Bad For You? - Part 2

October 18th, 2011


Does MSG cause diabetes, headaches, or obesity? | Get Nutrition Diva's book: SPONSOR:

158 ND Is MSG Safe? - Part 1

October 11th, 2011


Harmless flavor enhancer or nerve toxin? | Get Nutrition Diva's book: Sponsor:

154 ND What are Nightshades and Should You Avoid Them?

September 13th, 2011


Are nightshade vegetables bad for people with arthritis?

149 ND Chew On This!

August 2nd, 2011


How chewing leads to weight loss and improved digestion | Get Nutrition Diva's book: SPONSOR: Audible Visit and get a free audiobook of your choice.

148 ND How to Break a Weight Loss Plateau

July 26th, 2011


Nothing's more frustrating than a weight loss plateau. Nutrition Diva explains how calorie cycling and other techniques can help you lose those last 5 pounds.

147 ND Does Grilled Meat Cause Cancer?

July 19th, 2011


Scientists warn that grilling causes carcinogens to form in meat. Here are 5 easy steps to minimize the health risks.

146 ND Olives and Olive Oil

July 12th, 2011


Do they have the same benefits?

145 ND Phantom Carbohydrates - A Nutrition Mystery

July 5th, 2011


Solving the case of the missing calories. Get Nutrition Diva's book: SPONSOR: Protect your Home with ADT Security Services! Call …

144 ND How to Eat Healthy When Traveling

June 28th, 2011


Tips for finding healthy options in convenience stores, airports, fast food restaurants, and strange cities. Get Nutrition Diva's book:

143 ND How to Kill E. coli on Vegetables

June 21st, 2011


Can bleach, iodine, or vinegar kill E. coli on fresh produce? Is it safe to eat raw vegetables? Get Nutrition Diva's book:

142 ND How to Use Herbal Supplements

June 14th, 2011


3 questions to ask before taking any herbal supplement. Get Nutrition Diva's book: SPONSOR: Protect your Home with ADT Security Services! Call 1-866-778-3127

141 ND Snacking: Good or Bad?

June 7th, 2011


How to snack without sabotaging your diet or nutrition. Get Nutrition Diva's book: SPONSOR: Protect your Home with ADT Security Services! Call 1-866-778-3127.

140 ND Are Steel Cut Oats Better For You?

May 31st, 2011


Does it matter what kind of oatmeal you eat? Find out how steel cut, regular, and instant oatmeal stack up nutritionally. Get Nutrition Diva's book:

139 ND Do B Vitamins Give You Energy?

May 24th, 2011


Energy drinks are often loaded up with B-Vitamins. Do these nutrients really pep you up or it is just window-dressing?

138 ND Are Pickles Nutritious?

May 17th, 2011


Are pickled vegetables a good alternative to fresh vegetables?

137 ND Foods to Avoid During Pregnancy

May 10th, 2011


Do you really need to avoid sushi, coffee, or peanuts when you're pregnant?

060 ND Is Fasting a Fast-Track to Health?

May 3rd, 2011


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136 ND California and Florida Avocados: What's the Difference?

April 26th, 2011


Find out the difference between California and Florida avocados and why it matters. Learn the nutritional benefits of avocados and which type makes …

135 ND How Nutrition Affects Your Brain

April 19th, 2011


How diet and nutrition affects cognitive performance and brain function.

133 ND Does Food Coloring Make Kids Hyper?

April 5th, 2011


For now, the FDA has decided not to ban artificial colors. Did they make the right call? Monica examines the evidence linking dyes to hyperactivity.

039 ND A Bum Steer

March 29th, 2011


Chicken isn't always healthier than beef.Questions go to Like what you hear? Help us out by writing a review at iTunes!

132 ND Are Grains Necessary for a Healthy Diet?

March 22nd, 2011


A closer look at refined and whole grains and how they fit into a healthy diet. Like what you hear? Help us out by writing a review at iTunes!

131 ND What Are the Best Sources of Calcium?

March 15th, 2011


Calcium is important for healthy bones, of course. But the more you can get from your diet (as opposed to supplements) the better. Like what you hear? Help us out by writing a review at iTunes!

130 ND Are You Getting Enough Calcium? Could You Be Getting Too Much?

March 8th, 2011


Calcium does more than build strong bones. Find out what calcium does for you and find out how much you need to be healthy, both now and in the future. Like what you hear? Help us out by writing a review at iTunes!

129 ND Will Eating Breakfast Help You Lose Weight?

March 1st, 2011


Conventional wisdom says that eating breakfast helps you stay thin. But recent studies found that people who eat breakfast end up eating more. How does breakfast really affect weight loss? Like what you hear? Help us …

128 ND Are Free Radicals Good For You?

February 22nd, 2011


Learn how free radicals benefit your health and how to strike the perfect balance between not enough and too many antioxidants. Like what you hear? Help us out by writing a review at iTunes!

127 ND Is Grass Fed Beef Better For You?

February 15th, 2011


Advocates claim that grass-fed beef offers lots of nutritional advantages. Find out what is-and isn't-in grass-fed beef and whether it's healthier for you. Like what you hear? Help us out by writing a review at iTunes!

126 ND How to Eat Less Without Feeling Hungry

February 8th, 2011


If you're trying to lose weight, choosing foods that fill you up for fewer calories can make it easier to cut back. Three things to look for. Like what you hear? Help us out by writing a review at iTunes!

125 ND 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans

February 1st, 2011


This week, the U.S. government releases its new and improved recommendations for what we should be eating. Are the new food rules any better than the …

124 ND Which Oils Are Best For Cooking?

January 25th, 2011


What happens when you heat oils? Does heating oil create toxins? Which oils should you use for cooking and which should you avoid? How should you …

123 ND Can You Reverse Diabetes with Diet?

January 18th, 2011


What type of diet is best for people with have Type 2 Diabetes? Can Type 2 Diabetes be Cured? Learn the causes of Type 2 diabetes and how to treat it. Find out whether Type 2 diabetes can be reversed. Send your …

122 ND Is Irradiated Food Safe?

January 11th, 2011


What is irradiation? Does it make the food supply safer or could it be harmful? Send your questions to Like what you …

120 ND Is Carbonated Water Bad for You?

December 28th, 2010


Does carbonated water hurt the enamel on your teeth? Can drinking sparkling water weaken your bones or cause osteoporosis? Learn whether drinking fizzy water is bad for you. Send your questions to

119 ND How to Raise Your Good Cholesterol

December 21st, 2010


Having more HDL or "good" cholesterol in your blood reduces your risk of heart disease. Here are three ways to increase your good cholesterol level. …

118 ND How to Cut Down on Sugar

December 14th, 2010


How much sugar should you eat? What kinds of sugars count as added sugars? How can you tell how much sugar a food contains? Is the sugar in fruit …

117 ND Peanut Nutrition Facts

December 7th, 2010


Learn whether peanuts are good for you and the 3 main health benefits of peanuts. Find out how are peanuts different from other nuts and learn the healthiest way to eat peanuts. Send your questions to

116 ND Is Chewing Ice Bad for You?

November 23rd, 2010


Can chewing ice cause anemia? Will chewing ice interfere with digestion or hurt your stomach? What should you do if you're addicted to chewing ice? …

114 ND Are Mushrooms Nutritious?

November 16th, 2010


Mushrooms are a good source of antioxidants and have cancer-fighting and immune-boosting potential. Send your questions to Like what you hear? Help us out by writing a review at iTunes!

113 ND What is Fasting Glucose?

November 2nd, 2010


Fasting blood glucose is part of a routine blood test. What does it mean if your fasting glucose is high? Learn what to do to lower fasting glucose. Send your questions to Like what you …

112 ND Is Raw Milk Good For You?

October 26th, 2010


Does raw milk protect against allergies and asthma? Can people with lactose intolerance drink raw milk? Nutrition Diva examines the evidence …

111 ND Is Raw Milk Safe?

October 19th, 2010


Is raw milk safe to drink? What are the dangers of unpasteurized milk? Putting the risks of raw milk in perspective. Send your questions to Like what you hear? Help us out by writing a …

110 ND How Sugar Affects Your Health

October 5th, 2010


Learn how sugar speeds up the aging process by causing inflammation, glycation, suppressing your immune response, and upsetting hormone balance. Send your questions to Like what you …

109 ND Healthy Eating Tips for College Kids: Part II

September 28th, 2010


Tips for saving time and money on food. How to cook when you don't have a kitchen. Tips for learning how to cook healthy foods. How to survive …

107 ND Acrylamide in Food: Should You Be Worried?

September 14th, 2010


What are the dangers of acrylamide? What foods contain acrylamide? How much acrylamide is safe? How can you reduce your exposure to acrylamide? Send your questions to Like what you hear? …

106 ND Is Seaweed Good For You?

September 7th, 2010


Which types of seaweed are most nutritious? Is seaweed a good source of iodine? Is seaweed high in sodium? Where can you buy seaweed and how should …

105 ND How to Make the Perfect Smoothie

August 24th, 2010


Tips and recipes on how to make thick creamy smoothies that are high in protein and low in sugar.

104 ND Can You Get Too Many Vitamins?

August 17th, 2010


Can you get too many vitamins? Can vitamin supplements cause nutrient overload? Which nutrients are easy to get too much of?

103 ND Does Air Conditioning Make You Fat?

August 10th, 2010


Can you lose weight, save money, and conserve energy-just by turning off the air conditioner?

102 ND Are There Foods That Keep Mosquitoes Away?

August 3rd, 2010


Why do mosquitoes like certain people more than others? How can you keep mosquitoes from biting? Is garlic a natural mosquito repellent? Help us out by writing a review at iTunes!

101 ND Do Glucosamine Supplements Work?

July 27th, 2010


Do glucosamine and chondroitin supplements reduce joint pain? Are they safe? What's the evidence on natural joint health supplements? Like what you hear? Help us out by writing a review at iTunes!

100 ND Listener Questions

July 20th, 2010


Is kombucha good for you? Does eating late at night cause weight gain? Do vitamin supplements work? Your nutrition questions answered. Like what you hear? Help us out by writing a review at iTunes!

099 ND What are the Benefits of a Raw Food Diet?

July 13th, 2010


Learn the benefits of a raw food diet; find out whether a raw food diet is healthy and whether cooking really destroys vitamins and enzymes as the raw food diet advocates claim. Like what you hear? Help us out by …

097 ND Are Fruits and Vegetables Getting Less Nutritious?

June 22nd, 2010


Learn whether fruits and vegetables are getting less nutritious and find out the truth about soil depletion and how that affects the nutrients in today's fruits and vegetables. Like what you hear? Help us out by writing …

095 ND What Kind of Salt is Healthiest?

June 1st, 2010


Depending on how or where it's harvested, salt may be finely textured or coarse; it may be white, grey, or pink; it may be kosher or iodized. What are the nutritional advantages?

094 ND Does High Fructose Corn Syrup Make You Fat?

May 25th, 2010


The reason that high fructose corn syrup has been singled out as the chief culprit in obesity is simply because it has become the primary source of …

093 ND Soluble and Insoluble Fiber

May 11th, 2010


Soluble and insoluble fiber play different roles in promoting health and preventing disease. Find out what do they do and which foods contain them.

091 ND Is Natural Sugar Better for You?

April 27th, 2010


We all know to avoid refined white sugar. But what about evaporated cane juice or raw sugar? Are there any advantages to these less processed sugars?

090 ND What's the Healthiest Type of Rice?

April 20th, 2010


The more rice you eat, the more benefit you'll get from eating brown rice, at least most of the time. If you're looking for a more nutritious kind of rice, you might want to consider adding wild rice to the mix once in …

089 ND Coconut Water

April 13th, 2010


Coconut water is a reasonably nutritious, natural beverage that appears to have health benefits similar to those available from fruits and vegetables. It doesn't replace fruits and vegetables, but there's nothing wrong …

087 ND Herbs and Your Diet

March 30th, 2010


"Parsley, sage, rosemary, and thyme." Sure, it's a great tune by Simon and Garfinkle. Add a little buttermilk or some red wine vinegar and it would …

086 ND Is Fruit Good For You?

March 23rd, 2010


A lot of you have written to me lately with questions about fruit: Am I getting enough? Am I getting too much? Am I getting the right kinds? Are some kinds better than others? So, let's talk about fruit and how it fits …

085 ND Fish Oil and Omega-3 Fats

March 16th, 2010


By now, almost everyone has heard about omega-3 fatty acids and how important they are for your health. Here's a slightly different perspective. You don't necessarily need to increase your intake in order to get the …

084 ND Is Pasta A Diet Disaster?

March 9th, 2010


Pasta is high in carbohydrates but that doesn't mean that it has no place on your plate. Here are some tips on how to enjoy pasta without blowing your diet or nutrition. Send your questions to

083 ND Free-Range and Omega-Fortified Eggs

February 23rd, 2010


Many people assume that organic or "free-range" eggs are more nutritious than regular eggs. But that's not necessarily the case. Learn what these …

082 ND Is Skipping Breakfast Bad For You?

February 16th, 2010


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081 ND Mercury in Fish

February 9th, 2010


Learn whether you should be worried about mercury levels in fish. Send your questions to Like what you hear? Help us …

080 ND Hormones in Meat

February 2nd, 2010


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079 ND What's the Best Diet, Part 5

January 26th, 2010


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078 ND What's the Best Diet, Part 4

January 19th, 2010


The Mediterranean Diet and its health and weight loss benefits are explained. Send questions to Like what you hear? Help us out by writing a review at iTunes!

077 ND Which Diet Is Best, Part 3

January 12th, 2010


Learn tips to trick yourself into eating less. Questions go to Like what you hear? Help us out by writing a review at iTunes!

076 ND Which Diet Is Best, Part 2

January 5th, 2010


The logic behind low carb diets is examined and the question behind whether some calories are more fattening than others is answered. Send your questions to Like what you hear? Help us …

075 ND Which Diet Is Best?

December 29th, 2009


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074 ND Is Drinking Alcohol Good For Your Health?

December 22nd, 2009


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072 ND Is Nutritional Yeast Good For You?

December 1st, 2009


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070 ND Resistant Starch

November 17th, 2009


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068 ND Nitrates and Nitrites

November 3rd, 2009


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067 ND Protein Promises

October 27th, 2009


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066 ND What's in Your Water?

October 20th, 2009


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065 ND Not Getting Your Five a Day?

October 13th, 2009


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064 ND GERD Mentality

October 6th, 2009


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063 ND Junk Food in Disguise

September 29th, 2009


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062 ND Detoxification Nation

September 22nd, 2009


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061 ND Colon Clean-Up

September 15th, 2009


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058 ND Organic Disappointment?

August 25th, 2009


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057 ND D-ficiency

August 18th, 2009


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056 ND Cereal Killer

August 11th, 2009


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055 ND Put Your Best Breast Forward

August 4th, 2009


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053 ND Cuckoo for Coconut Oil

July 21st, 2009


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052 ND Old MacDonald Had A Drugstore

July 14th, 2009


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051 ND In a Pickle

July 7th, 2009


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050 ND Canola Controversy

June 30th, 2009


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049 ND Reliable Sources

June 23rd, 2009


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048 ND Sorry, Not My Type

June 16th, 2009


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047 ND Drink Your Vegetables

June 9th, 2009


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046 ND Regular Folk

June 2nd, 2009


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045 ND Burn, Baby Burn

May 26th, 2009


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044 ND Sweetening the Deal

May 19th, 2009


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043 ND Sweet or Sour?

May 12th, 2009


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041 ND An Inflammatory Situation

April 28th, 2009


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038 ND Tea Time

April 7th, 2009


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037 ND Darn Tootin!

March 31st, 2009


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036 ND Skin Deep

March 24th, 2009


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034 ND Food Segregation

March 10th, 2009


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033 ND What's the Buzz?

March 3rd, 2009


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032 ND Going Hungry

February 24th, 2009


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030 ND License to Indulge (a Little)

February 10th, 2009


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029 ND Looking for Mr. Goodbar

February 3rd, 2009


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028 ND Popping pills

January 27th, 2009


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027 ND Deficit Dieting

January 20th, 2009


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026 ND A Spoonful of Honey

January 13th, 2009


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025 ND No Bones About It

January 6th, 2009


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024 ND Just the Flax, Ma'am

December 30th, 2008


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023 ND The Baby or the Bathwater?

December 23rd, 2008


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022 ND Sprouting Off

December 16th, 2008


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020 ND Got Soy?

December 2nd, 2008


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019 ND Goji A-go-go

November 25th, 2008


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017 ND Sweetening the Deal

November 11th, 2008


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016 ND Cold Play, Part 2

November 4th, 2008


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015 ND Cold Play: Part One

October 28th, 2008


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014 ND Olive You Most of the Time

October 21st, 2008


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013 ND Dairy Dilemma

October 14th, 2008


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012 ND High-Fructose Hysteria

October 7th, 2008


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011 ND Organic, Schmorganic

September 30th, 2008


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010 ND Salty Language

September 23rd, 2008


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009 ND Anti-Aging: My Guerrilla Campaign

September 16th, 2008


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008 ND Going Nuts

September 9th, 2008


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007 ND Calorie Counterpoint

September 2nd, 2008


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005 ND Search for the Whole-y Grain

August 19th, 2008


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004 ND Waiter, There's a Bug in my Food

August 12th, 2008


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003 ND Pass the Guacamole

August 5th, 2008


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002 ND Benefits of Fiber

July 29th, 2008


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001 ND Foods That Can Prevent a Sunburn

July 22nd, 2008


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