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#76 The Show About Nothing (We’re Back…For Now!)

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Guess who’s back…. back again….

Don’t get too riled up, we aren’t back for good and this podcast contains (very) limited nutrition information.

We have received so many messages about our lack of presence in the podcasting world these past few months it has been overwhelming! We are so grateful to be surrounded by so many people that care about real food and wanted to send a HUGE thank you to those of you that reached out and are still listening. This show is just some updates about what has been going on in our lives that has kept us absent from yours and a little banter, as always. If you are looking for nutrition information or typically skip over the beginning 10 minutes of each episode this show is not for you but if you love a little sass with nutrition sprinkles we’ve got you covered! We shall be back again in the future just in a much more limited context. As always, you can reach us at our websites below.

Comments? Reviews? Criticism? Head over to iTunes or Stitcher if you like what you hear to leave us a 5 star review and you will be featured on the podcast!

Don’t forget to hashtag #AdventuresofSassyandPearl and #NutritionGeniusRadio while you are listening!

Connect with us: 

Laura’s Website: TheSassyDietitian.com
Marie’s Website: pearlsofnutrition.com

#75 Prep Dish with Chef Allison Schaaf, MS, RD, LD

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Prep Dish with Allison Schaaf MS, RD, LD

This week we bring on a fellow RD but this one is a trained chef! Find out how Allison combined her love of food and nutrition to help the world be better at meal planning! Allison started Prep Dish to help any one interested in eating healthy and real foods have an easier time planning, prepping and eating their meals. Don’t wait until 5pm to decide what’s for dinner, use Prep Dish instead! We had a blast chatting with Allison and she even has a special promo for our listeners so tune in to learn more from her!

Allison’s Bio:

Chef Allison Schaaf, MS, RD, LD is a food, nutrition & culinary expert and founder of Prep Dish, a subscription-based gluten-free and paleo meal plan service. Allison holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Culinary Nutrition from Johnson & Wales University, a Masters in Nutrition Communications from Tufts University, and became a Registered Dietitian at New England Medical Center. When she isn’t cooking, Allison fully embraces life as an Austinite. She is an avid yogi and enjoys hiking, standup paddle boarding and regular walks around Lady Bird Lake. Allison is also an avid traveler and draws culinary inspiration from each trip; recent adventures include Africa, Japan and South America, Spain and frequent trips to Colorado, California and her home state of Kansas.

Topics covered this episode:

What is Prep Dish and who it’s useful for

How to meal plan efficiently and cost effectively

What tools Allison recommends for every kitchen

How much time it really takes to meal plan (and how she can help)!

A promo for our listeners that you don’t want to miss

…and more! (more…)

#74 How to Read a Food Label

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We’ve told you many a time to READ YOUR LABELS. Well, we figured it’s about time we explain what the food label is and how to read it! Tune in this week to find out what we think you should be focusing on on the label and what new changes may eventually happen with the label.

Topics covered this episode:

What is a food label

What are the most important features of the label

What loophole to look out for

How to be a label detective

…and more!

Comments? Reviews? Criticism? Head over to iTunes or Stitcher if you like what you hear to leave us a 5 star review and you will be featured on the podcast!

Don’t forget to hashtag #AdventuresofSassyandPearl and #NutritionGeniusRadio while you are listening! (more…)

#73 Should You Supplement?

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The supplement world is enormous and incredibly confusing. Do you need one? What kind? Should you take a multivitamin? Who can you trust? Ahhhh NUTRITION GENIUSES TO THE RESCUE! In this episode we cover…

how to fix your lifestyle

how to decide if you need a supplement

what recommendations you should trust

how to choose supplements wisely

…and more!

Don’t forget to hashtag #AdventuresofSassyandPearl and #NutritionGeniusRadio while you are listening!

5-star review of the week:
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Word o the day: Gambol (adjective): to dance and skip about in play; to frolic
Ex:  We like to gambol on Nutrition Genius Radio, especially in the middle of an episode

Connect with us: 

Laura’s Website: TheSassyDietitian.com
Marie’s Website: pearlsofnutrition.com

Show Notes:

#72 Pesticides

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Pesticides

Here at Team Nutrition Genius we are constantly encouraging you to choose organic produce, but why? In part, to minimize your exposure to pesticides.

In this episode we cover…

what pesticides are

how their safety is regulated

their effect on human health

how to minimize exposure

…and more!

Comments? Reviews? Criticism? Head over to iTunes or Stitcher if you like what you hear to leave us a 5 star review and you will be featured on the podcast!

Don’t forget to hashtag #AdventuresofSassyandPearl and #NutritionGeniusRadio while you are listening! (more…)

#71 All Access Internships with Founder Jenny Westerkamp, RD

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This week on the show we bring on guest Registered Dietitian, Jenny Westerkamp founder of  All Access Internships. Jenny has been an entrepreneur since she can remember with her first business revolving around selling scrunchies, yes that’s right SCRUNCHIES. Jenny has the “can-do” attitude that will inspire you to follow your dreams whether you want to be an entrepreneur or not. Listen in and learn all about Jenny and her business.

Jenny’s Bio:
Jenny Westerkamp, RD is the founder of All Access Internships (AAI). Since 2008, AAI has turned RD dreams into reality, helping thousands of dietetics students get matched to dietetic internships by providing free resources and personalized application coaching. Visit www.allaccessinternships.com to learn more! (Follow her on Twitter: @JennyWesterkamp

Topics covered this episode:

How Jenny decided to become a RD instead of a Doritos flavor expert

 How Jenny started her own company while still in school

How to figure out if you want to be an entrepreneur

What to do today if you want to start your own business

How to use AAI if you are a nutrition student or a Dietitian

…and more! (more…)

#70 Nutrition Through The Holidays

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Between a belt-busting Thanksgiving meal and holiday cookie exchanges these next few months can be disastrous to your real food diet. Tune in to this week’s episode of Nutrition Genius Radio for tips and tricks on how to make it through this time without the forgetting everything we’ve been teaching you!

Topics covered this episode:

How to stick to your real food goals during the holidays

Ways to distract yourself away from the food

How to handle your family refusing to eat “healthy”

…and more! (more…)

#69 Nutrition & Mental Health

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Nutrition & Mental Health

Did you know approximately every 1 in 5 adults have been diagnosed with a mental illness? So this week Nutrition Genius Radio brings you an episode about mental health & nutrition. We touch on the statistics, some of the most common mental health illnesses, how to maintain or improve mental health (whether you have a diagnosis or not), and of course how nutrition plays a role in all of it! Spoiler alert: we may even tell you to #JERF – just eat real food!

Note: We are not doctors or therapists! If you think that you may have a mental illness, please talk to your doctor. It is OKAY to get help if you need it. Put your health first!

Topics covered this episode:

What is Mental Illness

Top 3 Mental Illness Diagnoses & Nutrition to Help

Supplements to help fight Mental Illness

…and more!

Comments? Reviews? Criticism? Head over to iTunes or Stitcher if you like what you hear to leave us a 5 star reviewand you will be featured on the podcast!

Don’t forget to hashtag #AdventuresofSassyandPearl and #NutritionGeniusRadio while you are listening!

5-star review of the week!
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#68 For the Love of Bacon, Bone Broth, Coffee & Fish

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For the Love of Bacon, Coffee, Bone Broth & Fish

This week we answer some of your burning nutrition questions that you have submitted over the past few months. You asked us about a few of our favorite things and we gladly answer your questions with our sassy and educational response. Learn how bacon, bone broth, coffee and fish fit in your real food lifestyle!

Topics covered this episode:

Is bacon healthy?

Should you drink flavored coffee?

Does the quality of your bones for bone broth matter?

Learn how to eat more fish weekly

Comments? Reviews? Criticism? Head over to iTunes or Stitcher if you like what you hear to leave us a 5 star reviewand you will be featured on the podcast! (more…)

#67 Nutrition Post-Injury

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Nutrition Post-Injury

Have you ever experienced an injury or are worried you may encounter one due to a sport or other life event? Check in this week to learn what you can be doing to boost your nutrition both before it ever happens (hopefully it never does) or after an injury occurs. We recommend what you should be eating and what not to eat as well as other lifestyle factors to consider. Yes, nutrition is important  and we may just tell you to EAT REAL FOOD.

Topics covered this episode:

What happens post-injury? (The 3 stages of recovery)

How many calories should you be eating post-injury.

What to eat when injured.

What NOT to eat when injured.

Mental & Emotional Healing (more…)

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