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Have you ever put off getting your annual physical because you knew you would have to be weighed and you just couldn’t face the numbers? Do you have a slow metabolism and find it frustrating to find a solution? On this episode, we give you some clues to solving your metabolism mystery including thyroid problems, lack of protein and fat in the diet, intestinal issues, and deficiencies of key minerals and vitamins. Tune in with hosts Darlene Kvist, Katie Vigesaa and Jamie Carlson.
Depression is the leading cause of disability worldwide and people spend 15 billion dollars annually on anti-depressant medications. So what’s causing people to feel so depressed? Could the foods they’re eating be contributing to their low moods? On this episode, hosts Darlene Kvist and Cassie Weness take a close look at gluten and it’s connection to depression. Many people relate gluten sensitivity solely to gastrointestinal issues, but the reality is, gluten can affect any organ including the brain.
Nowadays, kids are dealing with a wide variety of brain issues such as ADD and ADHD, autism, apraxia (delayed speech), learning problems or learning disabilities, depression, anxiety, behavior problems, aggression and hostility. These conditions are becoming more and more common. We all want our kids to have the best brain health possible, but what’s the best way to achieve it? Often, there is misinformation coming at us from different sources like TV, the Internet or fad diets. Listen in as hosts Kara Carper and Lea Wetzell give you science-based information on how to nourish your child's brain starting from conception all the way up to adolescence.
Did you know that knee replacement surgeries are expected to increase by 673% in the next 20 years? And hip replacements are expected to increase 174% in the next 20 years? Why are people’s joints breaking down more than ever before? Listen in to this episode with hosts Darlene Kvist and Brenna Thompson as they talk about why you may be experiencing joint pain and what you can do to have pain-free joints.
Are you having a hard time giving up sugar, chocolate, bread or pastries? It’s important to understand that cravings are not from a lack of willpower, but rather by biochemical imbalances. Balancing blood sugar and managing vitamin and mineral deficiencies are key to eliminating cravings. Listen in with hosts Lea Wetzell and Kate Crosby as they tell you what you can do to stop your sugar cravings.
There is so much misinformation out there about fertility problems. It used to be common to think that infertility was a woman’s problem, but now we know 30-40% of infertility cases are due to the man’s infertility. What are the causes of fertility problems for both men and women? How do food choices impact fertility? And what else is causing couples problems when it comes to conceiving a healthy baby? Listen in with hosts Darlene Kvist, Brenna Thompson and special guest Greg Peterson from Nutri-Dyn as we address these infertility questions.
If you have had shingles you know how painful it can be. It is a rash that begins as a cluster of small red spots that usually blister. Often times people get shingles around their waist or near the nerve by the eye. Shingles is very painful and often it lasts for several weeks. Its cause is most often blamed on stress, but did you know that what you’re eating can trigger a shingles outbreak as well? Listen in as hosts Darlene Kvist, Katie Vigesaa and JoAnn Ridout talk about a shingles prevention plan.
Recent studies show that as many as one in five women develop symptoms of depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, or a combination of these, within one year after giving birth. Women with postpartum depression experience such intense feelings of sadness, anxiety or fatigue, that they often have trouble functioning and coping with daily tasks. Listen in with hosts Kara Carper and Lea Wetzell to learn how the right nutrition can help moms feel more like themselves again after childbirth, and into the first year of baby’s life.
On this episode we are joined by special guest Dr. Stephen Sinatra. If you have questions about heart health, want to know what your cholesterol numbers mean or what tests you should ask your doctor for, this show is for you. Dr. Sinatra is a board-certified cardiologist and assistant clinical professor of medicine at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. He is author of The Great Cholesterol Myth: Reverse Heart Disease Now and his new cookbook, The Great Cholesterol Myth Cookbook. Listen in with hosts Darlene Kvist and Kate Crosby as they talk to Dr. Sinatra and learn more about heart health and cholesterol.
Hair is very important to most people and thinning hair can be very stressful. If you are struggling with thinning hair, know that once you get the correct nutrients to support your body chemistry, you will set yourself up for hair growth. We dug into the research and looked at our clinical experience and we have many answers for you if you have thinning hair. Listen in with hosts Darlene Kvist, Katie Vigesaa and JoAnn Ridout.