Advice from 2018’s Most Popular Dishing Up Nutrition Episodes

By Nutritional Weight & Wellness Staff
December 27, 2018

Hard to believe we’re wrapping up 2018 already, but alas, 2019 is ready for its turn. Before we turn the calendar we wanted to reflect back, like we do every year, on the most loved, most listened and most shared Dishing Up Nutrition episodes of the past 365 days. Without further ado, here are our top three episodes, with some interesting clips from each.











lowthyroid.jpg1. Low Thyroid, Slow Metabolism

  • There are more than 55 health disorders that have been linked to gluten, and Hashimoto's Thyroiditis is one of those diseases. So if you have a thyroid problem or an autoimmune disease, some statistics indicate that 30% of that population has a gluten sensitivity.
  • Gluten may be hiding in things like salad dressings, barbecue sauce, deli meat, even frozen meals, and canned soups. Be really careful with a gluten sensitivity. Even personal care products can potentially contain gluten, which can then be absorbed through the skin. Recently we had a client with severe migraine headaches who discovered with her nutritionist that she was getting gluten from her shampoo, so she switched to a gluten free shampoo and no longer gets migraines. Who knew?

probiotics.jpg2. When to Use Probiotics & Prebiotics

  • Our intestinal tract contains 75 to 100 trillion bacteria, or we could call them microorganisms, and some of these microorganisms are bad pathogenic bacteria. That's just the natural makeup of the human body, but to be the healthiest version of ourselves, we want more good bacteria than bad bacteria, and that's why getting enough probiotics, through food or supplements or both, is so important to our overall health.
  • Another thing that we've found in this realm of probiotics when it comes to clinical experience, is that the lack of good bacteria in kids can lead them to become picky eaters.

compulsiveeating.jpg3. Compulsive Eating & Weight Gain

  • A recent study reported in Drug and Therapy Perspectives found that 30% of women who sought treatment to lose weight have a binge eating disorder.
  • A high processed-carb and low-fat diet often leads to compulsive eating. That makes so much sense because we know when we eat carbs we want more.
  • The bottom line is if you're short on sleep, you'll gain weight. It isn't that people are eating more because they're awake more, what’s happening to your hormones when you don't sleep is the issue. We actually have two hormones controlling our appetite that are affected by our sleep. One of which is leptin,  the hormone that tells us we are full. When we lack sleep, the concentration of leptin is decreased, so less leptin equals more hunger. So you are never really feeling satisfied, and you always feel the need to eat more.

Take a listen to whatever piqued your interest, or find hundreds of other episodes and health topics here. Can’t wait to share what we have coming up on Dishing Up Nutrition in 2019! Listen via our website, our free app Dishing Up Nutrition, MyTalk107.1 if you’re in the Twin Cities, or virtually anywhere you find your favorite podcasts.


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