Ask Dishing Up Nutrition (In Advance!)

By Nutritional Weight & Wellness Staff
July 23, 2015


Has this ever happened to you? You’re listening to a Dishing Up Nutrition podcast while out for your weekend walk or making dinner, and the hosts start discussing a health issue you can related to; you wish it was the live show so you could call in with a question? Here’s your chance!

Scan this list of upcoming Dishing Up Nutrition radio show topics and see if any of them resonate, or are important to, you or your friends and family. If so, please leave your question in a comment or send it to

  • Is Asthma Sidelining You? – Have you been living with asthma for years now? If you’re struggling to manage your asthma or juggling multiple prescriptions to keep your breathing in check, this is the show for you. Listen in August 1 to learn what foods may be causing your symptoms.
  • The Sugar Connection to Neuropathy with special guest Dr. Richard P. Jacoby – On the August 8 show Dr. Jacoby, author of Sugar Crush, joins us to discuss neuropathy, “crippling nerve damage throughout the body—in our feet, organs, and brain” and why he thinks, and we agree, that eliminating sugar and carbs “can mitigate and even reverse the damage.”
  • The Thyroid-Gluten Connection – If you’ve been diagnosed or are suspecting thyroid issues, on this August 15 show we’ll be discussing the importance of food choices, gluten in particular, and its common link to thyroid problems.
  • Caught in the Anxiety Trap? – What if what you’re eating is affecting your anxiety? Ask your questions or listen in on August 22 to learn more.
  • How Changes Become Habits – How many times have you tried to “drink more water,” “keep a journal,” or fill-in-the-blank with whatever habit you’re trying to create, or break? On August 29 we’ll learn some strategies to help you direct small changes into larger goals.

Send your questions in advance and the co-host will try to include your question in the show. As always, during the live show (Saturday mornings at 8am CT on myTalk 107.1) we love callers at 651-641-1071!

Stay tuned for our September Dishing Up Nutrition topics and let us know what show topics you’d tune in for.

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Aimee Schaefer kueppers
Hi. I am a past client of yours( about 10 years ago). What can you tell me about aspartame and neurotoxicity. What amounts/ duration of use can lead to this? Is there a connection to reduced ability to heal from surgery? Hence chronic inflammation and pain. I've been reading about the glutamate pathway in connection to inflammation. In addition, what do you know about selective kinase response modulators and specialized pro-resolving lipid modulators to help? Any insight you might have regarding the use of these products to help reduce pain and inflammation is much much appreciated. Last, do you believe the damage. Am be reversed allowing healing to occur. Also, what foods might be best for this. I have cut out white sugar, dairy, anything with aspartame, and all gluten but pretzels. I'm 2+ weeks into the eliminations. I've increased my use of coconut oil and almond butter. I eat chicken, pork, fruits, vegetables, quinoa.. not a fan of beef. Thank you for your help.
November 4, 2016 at 10:07 pm


We understand your concern and will do our best to answer your questions through this platform. These issues may be best addressed through a nutrition consultation due to the complexity. You sound like you are on the right track by changing what you eat to help with pain and inflammation. We always suggest eating real foods in balance and getting plenty of colorful vegetables into your daily routine. 

In regards to aspartame, it is a chemical food additive, and like all chemicals that we put into our body, they have negative effects on our system.  Glutamate can have a similar effect although it's natural to your body and is generally a good thing. It's a neurotramsitter present during wakefulness. But, genetic differences can make a person more sensitive to glutamate activity. This is the same pathway that makes aspartame a problem because it's related to glutamate. They both are neuroexcitatory and can set off inflammation within the cells. We generally recommend people stay away from food additives like aspartame, MSG and glutamic acid because of these inflammatory effects. With all that said, the body is pretty resilient and once you start avoiding these chemicals, such as aspartame, MSG and other food chemicals we see that people can heal and recover. 

As for the lipid mediators that you're mentioning, we do see a lot of benefits from using omega 3 and GLA (an omega 6 derivitive) in reducing inflammation and helping with pain. 

We hope this was helpful, and we wish you wellness. 

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