#52 Nutrition Genius Radio Turns 1!


Can you believe it?

In April 2014 Sassy helped Dietitian Cassie co-host episode #108 of the podcast Low Carb Conversations after which she immediately called Pearl and said “we need to start our own podcast.” Since Pearl loves talking she of course immediately agreed to Sassy’s scheming and together we set to work on figuring out how one even starts a podcast.

Shocker, we made it more complicated than it needed to be.

BUT! After all the ideas, the re-recorded episodes, and Sassy curse word cover ups, on August 7th 2014 Episode #1 #Twinning made it’s debut on……. YouTube?

Yep, that’s right. We were so technology challenged it took us months to get on iTunes and Stitcher.

We were totally hated on for our stick figure graphics (they are hilarious and we are super proud of them) but who cares. Then, in a blur, were we on iTunes and Stitcher and the stick figure graphics were no more. Shortly after we hit iTunes we got a big unexpected surprise. We made it to #1 on the iTunes Fitness and Nutrition New and Noteworthy list.


We can still remember that moment so clearly. We were actually on a call together and one of us pulled up iTunes to check our status in the rankings. There was a lot of screaming involved.

Nutrition Genius Radio is our baby. It’s something we have put our heart and soul into. As two dietitians endorsing a different message (not that ‘eat real food’ should be different) it opened us up to criticism from others in our profession. Not only that, the personal touch and humor we add to it left us vulnerable to criticism on both a personal and professional level. But we don’t care. What we care about is providing you with evidence based nutrition information in an entertaining format. Or, edutaining, as Sassy would say. We care about spreading the message that real food is the way to health and longevity. We do this because we want to help you. It may sound crazy but…

We want you to put us out of business.

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We want you to be so knowledgeable about what you eat and the way you live that you don’t need us. We want you to rock your sleep, stress management, and food choices so much that we don’t have jobs because what we care about is a healthier tomorrow.

But we need your help to get there.

Help us celebrate our one year podcast-versary by sharing our Facebook, Tweets, Instagrams, Pins, and Podcast with your friends. Then leave us comments below!

We want to hear from you!
What was your favorite Nutrition Genius Radio Moment this year?!

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Speaking of technology and iTunes, we now have 57 (all 5-star) reviews, THANK YOU, your kind and fun words give us chills and we could not be more appreciative to all of you!

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Class Notables:

Most Downloaded Episode- #17, Sugar, Honey, Honey & #16 Popular Fad Diets Debunked

Nerdiest Episode: Episode #19: Saturated Fat and Cholesterol Party– Pearl educates us on ALL the fats

Sassy’s Biggest Mix-up: Episode #37 Fat Soluble Vitamins– What she said- “That’s the way the cookie breaks apart.” What she meant- “That’s the way the cookie crumbles.”

Best alien voice: Episode #51 “4 Steps to Make Your Food Taste Good” – Pearl’s British Alien voice!

Grossest Feature: Episode #41 Fruit– Maraschino Cherries Story

Best Food Pun: Episode #3 All the Carbs? When Pearl asked the question: What do you do when a Dietitian knocks on your door” and proceeds to laugh hysterically 🙂 The Answer? Vit-a-min!

Pearl’s Sweetest Moment: Q&A 18 Iron Deficiency– excitement over 22 Random Acts of Kindness. You go Pearl for doing this 🙂

Best “Blechs”: Q&A 20 “To Salt or Not?” – processed cheese

Best Bodily Function and Fluids Feature: #39 “Major Minerals” – as Sassy says “it’s just a fact of life, people”

Sassy’s Humblest Moment: Episode #51 “4 Steps To Make Your Food Taste Good” – her response to being featured not only in Edible magazine, but on the cover! You go, Sass

Sassy’s Best Soapbox Moment: Q&A #15 Protein Powders, Smoothies & Shakes

Best Word O The Day: Episode #23 New Year Resolutions  Flapdoodle (noun): Nonsense.

Ex: Eating low-fat products is flapdoodle!

Best quote by a guest:  Episode #29 Prenatal Nutrition with Real Food RD Lily Nichols — Being pregnant and Vegan is Criminal (look up quote)

Best Q&A Question: Q&A #8 Is Cheese Grate?
Dear Nutrition Geniuses, (read as sweet dream by the eurythmics) Sweet dreams are made of cheese/ Who am I to diss a Brie?/ I Chedder the world and the feta cheese / Everybody’s looking for Stilton/ Some of them want fondue too/ Some of them want to fondue with you!

Sassy and Pearl, in queso emergency I typically pray to cheesus, but today I need your HELP!  Please drop all your cheesy knowledge on me.  What are your favorite cheeses? What should I be looking for in cheese?  Can I eat ALL THE CHEESE?  Is cheese GRATE with every meal?   I’m feta up with all these swissuspicious cheese that come in plastic wrapped singles.

Thanks! Forever Provolone

PS- what do you call cheese that isn’t yours?! NACHO CHEESE!

BestITunes Review: Karlee’s Choice –> KellBell72
 I just have to say, this podcast is absolutely wonderful. It comes weekly, complete with great nutritional advice, food ideas, fun facts, laughs, exercise, personal stories, darling east coast accents, and my favorite, hilarious hashtags. Both of these ladies most definitely have the heart of a teacher. They don’t want to tell you exactly what to eat to be “healthy”. They want to teach you how to properly fuel your body and where to get the best food sources so that you have that knowledge base for yourself. Not only that, but they teach you to understand why these foods are important for a fully functioning body. They are interested in teaching people how to eat (and live) for the long haul, not just how to lose a few pounds. They love their listeneres, followers, stalkers, and want everyone to get the most out of the food they consume. Definitely worth a listen…. or 17. #preachonsistas #lifesapartyrockyourbody

Shannon’s choice: KS_perspective
I just found this podcast and have listened to over 20 episodes in a week! Sassy is the older sister I always wanted! Pearl is mind perplexing with her plethora of pristine, prolific, and prodigious word of the day prescriptions. I recently lost 180 lbs (roughly 60 more to go) and your show is part of my continuing education and reinforcement of my new and healthy lifestyle. I see an RD every week and she means the world to me. Thanks for the great podcast! PS I’m the one who just sent yall the little cartoon on Twitter.


Please share with us your favorite moment below and don’t forget to head over to iTunes to leave us a review!

Cheers to another year 🙂



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