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The Real Food and Drinks Lifestyle

52 EpisodesProduced by Shonda H and Patryce MWebsite

A community to talk about nutrition, lifestyle choices, and various practices to help us experience better health. Shonda and Patryce hope to help you build a healthier lifestyle through various conversations and interviews about how real food can inspire us to holistically build a healthier lifesty… read more

52 Episodes | 2020 - 2021

Podcast Episode 51 - Announcements: Winners and Updates

October 6th, 2021


Show Notes:

Today we have a few announcements: (1) The winners selected from among those who sent emails or posted comments on the YouTube …

Podcast Episode 50 - Be Intentional, Simplify, and Love

September 1st, 2021


Show Notes:

In today’s episode, let’s be intentional about putting to practice all the things we’ve learned and discussed during these …

Podcast Episode 48 - A Quick Reminder About Stress

August 18th, 2021


Show Notes:

Hi. We just want to remind you to take some time out to just breathe (and relax). Taking some time out to just breathe is …

Podcast Episode 46 – Top 5 Toxins – Environmental Toxins (Part 3 of 5)

August 4th, 2021

Show Notes:

In podcast episode 46 we discuss specific toxins that are found in our home – where we live and spend most of …

Podcast Episode 45 – Top 5 Toxins – Water (Part 2of 5)

July 28th, 2021


To survive our bodies depend on water. Every cell, tissue, and organ in your body needs water to work properly. For example, water helps our bodies maintain their temperature, lubricate our joints, and remove waste …

Podcast Episode 44 – The Roles of Food and Water for Removing Toxins

July 21st, 2021


Last week Patryce and I talked about the toxins that may be in our food and how to avoid those toxins. But just as important, in this episode, we want to remind you that the right food and water help to detox our bodies.

Podcast Episode 43 – Top 5 Toxins – Food (Part 1 of 5)

July 14th, 2021


Today we are taking our first deep dive into the top five sources of toxins that can be making us sick. Unfortunately, food is at the top of the …

Podcast Episode 42 - Raw Foods vs. Cooked Foods

July 7th, 2021


Today the conversation is about raw foods vs. cooked foods. We share an article (see show notes), our experiences, and a few tips.

Show Notes:

Podcast Episode 41 - The Goodness of Whole Grains

June 30th, 2021


Hi, it’s Shonda. Today I want to bring to your attention a very interesting website by The Whole Grains Council. The Whole Grains Council is a …

Podcast Episode 40 - The Freshest Vegetables for the Most Nutrients

June 23rd, 2021


Today we discuss ways to get the most nutrient-rich vegetables (and actually fruits, too). Our suggestions include tips for farmers' markets, co-ops, and frozen foods too. We hope this helps you get the most nutrients …

Podcast Episode 39 - Why you should eat more leafy greens and how to do so

June 16th, 2021


Today let's talk about why you should eat more leafy greens and how to do so. You don't want to miss this one because it includes some key facts, …

Episode 38 - Resources for The Real Food and Drinks Lifestyle

June 9th, 2021


Today is to make sure you are available of a few resources that we use to help us maintain a healthy lifestyle.  And in order to provide you with even more help, please take our 3 question survey and let us know exactly …

Episoded 37 - The CDC Warns Against Poor Nutrition

June 2nd, 2021


On CDC’s website (link in the show notes) there is an article titled “The Harmful Effects of Poor Nutrition.” And the following chronic diseases are …

Episode 36 - Excuse Busters for a Healthier Lifestyle

May 26th, 2021


We have all made excuses about why we can’t adopt a healthier lifestyle. Today we talk about excuses to eating better and some real steps we can take to overcome those excuses. Yes, you can.  At timestamp 22:35 listen …

Episode 35 - 9 Ways to Create an Immune Boosting Lifestyle

May 19th, 2021


Creating an immune-boosting lifestyle is today's topic. Creating a good immune system is key to your health. If you need some ideas about what exactly to implement into your lifestyle, listen in on 9 ways to support …

Episode 34 - How to Hyper-nourish using Real Foods

May 12th, 2021


Just like in our last podcast (and always), we state that eating as many plants as possible is a good habit to have. In today’s podcast, Patryce and …

Episode 33 - How to encourage kids to eat more plants

May 5th, 2021


Eating as many plants as possible is a good habit to have. Starting the habit of eating more plants at a young age is truly a great way to a healthy …

Episode 32 - One sure way to upgrade your health

April 28th, 2021


Ready to upgrade your health? There is one sure and simple way of doing so and Patryce and Shonda discuss this simple idea and give you some practical ways of how to implement this into your lifestyle and why you want …

Episode 31 - Healthy Lifestyle Goals

April 21st, 2021


Perhaps the goal of living a healthy lifestyle has fallen to the wayside. But today you can take simple actions to make improvements for your health and wellness and create a healthier lifestyle that will benefit you. …

Episode 30 - Vegan or Plant-based?

April 14th, 2021


We've noticed that the terms "vegan" and "plant-based" are being discussed together quite often. Are there differences? If so, what are they? Shonda and Patryce discuss their "take" on these two terms.

Show Notes:

Episode 29 - What's the deal with oils?

April 7th, 2021


We really don't need to add oils to our food/diet. Oils add many calories and do not contribute much to our nutrition intake. We can eat a whole …

Episode 28 - Healthy Food Habits

March 31st, 2021


Let's talk about habits. It's springtime. And this is just a good time to think about new beginnings. Have you thought about how important developing good habits are to facilitating living a healthy lifestyle...more …

Episode 27 - How to Create A Healthy Relationship with Food

March 24th, 2021


There are many possibilities of ways that we can have a toxic relationship with food and for many reasons. So what is having a healthy relationship …

Episode 26 - Praying for a Peaceful Lifestyle

March 17th, 2021


At the end of Episode 25 (Got Stress? Let’s Deal With It), we decided it was important to talk about prayer. Prayer is very helpful in dealing with …

Episode 25 - Got Stress? Let's Deal With It

March 10th, 2021


In Episodes 21 thru 23, we discussed tips from Stormie Omartian's book, "Greater Health God's Way' about how making simple food choices can become healthy food goals. Yet, today, we thought it just as important to …

Episode 24 – Health Coaching & Cooking Lessons from Nurse Deitra

March 3rd, 2021


Today Deitra Dennis and Shonda have a conversation about Deitra’s journey to a plant-based lifestyle. She is a Registered Nurse and National Board-Certified Health and Wellness Health Coach who has a heart to help …

Episode 23 - Making Simple Food Choices (Part 3 of 3)

February 24th, 2021


Today we complete the discussion of the 15 helpful hints from the pure food chapter in Stormie Omartian's book "Greater Health God's Way". Today's …

Episode 22 - Making Simple Food Choices (Part 2 of 3)

February 17th, 2021


Hi, this is Shonda and I'm back to continue the discussion from Episode 21. Patryce and I were discussing 15 helpful hints from the pure food chapter …

Episode 21 - Making Simple Food Choices (Part 1 of 3)

February 10th, 2021


In today’s episode, we discuss helpful hints and tips when making food choices. We found these tips in Stormie Omartian’s book, “Greater Health God’s …

Episode 20 - Dairy Alternatives

February 3rd, 2021


In today's episode, we discuss dairy alternatives for milk, cheeses, yogurts, snacks, salad dressings, cookies, and ice cream. Wow! There are many …

Episode 19 - Eat More Fiber

January 27th, 2021


We need at least 40 grams of fiber. The more the better. But  97% of Americans do not even eat 40 grams. In today's podcast, we dive more in-depth …

Episode 18 - Health Concerns About Dairy

January 20th, 2021


Wondering what health concerns there are surrounding dairy? If so, then the facts that we discuss regarding dairy are sure to interest you.  We share some of our personal experiences while discussing a fact sheet that …

Episode 17 - It's Time To Heal (Part 2) - A Message from Patryce

January 13th, 2021


Perhaps you have realized that it's time to heal. Have you thought about really taking the time to get to know yourself in 2021? When we reflect on who we are we can begin to make the changes necessary to become who we …

Episode 16 - It's Time To Heal (Part 1) - A Message from Shonda

January 6th, 2021


I didn’t want to ignore that it’s a new year and that many are looking to make health improvements. It is really a great time to do so because it will be more likely that you can find someone else to join you while you …

Episode 15 - New Year - A look back, but let's keep moving towards health

December 30th, 2020


We take a look at where we started, long before this year. Today is simply a reality check. That's worries. Let's just make sure we all keep moving towards heath. We share some of our favorite memories of past …

Episode 14 - Immunity - The Second 'B' and the 'S' in G-BOMBS

December 23rd, 2020


'B' is for berries and 'S' is for seeds/nuts in the acronym G-BOMBS. Today we wrap up the G-BOMBS Series. We talk about our favorite seeds, nuts, and berries and share ideas about how you can incorporate these foods …

Episode 13 - Immunity - The 'O' and 'M' in G-BOMBS

December 16th, 2020


'O' is for onions and 'M's is for mushrooms in the acronym G-BOMBS. Using onions and mushrooms in preparing our foods not only adds great flavors but are also healthy ways to support our immune system.

G-BOMBS defined: …

Episode 12 - Immunity - The first 'B' in G-BOMBS

December 9th, 2020


Today we discuss the first 'B' IN G-BOMBS which stands for BEANS! We talk about some of our favorite beans (including tofu), how we prepare them, and their health benefits. Stay tuned for all the episodes. G-BOMBS …

Episode 11 - Immunity - The 'G' in G-BOMBS

December 2nd, 2020


”G-BOMBS” is an acronym that you can use to remember the best anti-cancer, health-promoting foods on the planet. These are the foods that you should …

Episode 10 - Happy Thanksgiving and Gratefulness

November 25th, 2020


Today we just want to provide you with encouragement by reiterating what Real Food is all about. Thank you for being a listener (or viewer) of these …

Episode 9 - Real Solutions for Covid

November 18th, 2020


We truly had a REAL discussion about Covid-19 today. We discuss how we keep hearing about the number counts around the virus and that a vaccine will …

Episode 8 - Thanksgiving Holiday Meal Planning

November 11th, 2020


Perhaps you are worried about keeping to your health goals during this Holiday season? Or perhaps you just need a starting point? Today, we have a …

Episode 7 - Sugar - Let's be more intentional

November 4th, 2020


This is a continuation of the previous podcast concerning sugar. Let's be more intentional about our sugar intake by reviewing our cravings, the consequences of eating too much sugar, and noticing foods that contain …

Episode 6 - Sugar - The Holidays and Your Immune System

October 28th, 2020


The discussion today is about how sugar affects your immune system. As we enter into the Holiday season, sugar seems to take center stage beginning …

Episode 5 - A Conversation with the Younger Generation

October 21st, 2020


In this episode, Shonda has a conversation with the person who inspired her to begin the podcast. This person is of the younger generation and gives an insight into how he views real food and its challenges, yet how he …

Episode 4 - Immunity - Water (Drinking and Bathing)

July 26th, 2020


Welcome back to our Immunity Series. Today, more than ever, it's important to take care of your immune system, so today let's look into how making …

Episode 3 - Immunity - Drinking Teas

July 3rd, 2020


This is the first in our "Immunity Series" of podcasts. In this episode, we have a discussion about how drinking teas can help boost our immune systems. Tune in to learn a few interesting facts about herbal teas vs. the …

Episode 2 - What is real food and what are real drinks?

June 21st, 2020


Have you ever thought about food as being "real" or "not real"? In this episode Shonda and Patryce discuss the many aspects of what real food and real drinks are. How to identify real foods from the grocery store. We …

Episode 1 - Covid-19 and Stress

June 6th, 2020


Shonda and Patryce share their personal perspectives regarding Covid-19 with the Real Food and Drinks Lifestyle Community. This episode also includes discussions on how they individually deal with stress.  Show notes …

Podcast Trailer

May 31st, 2020


This community's hosts, Shonda and Patryce, introduce The Real Food and Drinks Lifestyle Podcast Trailer.

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