#43 Grains


Against The Grain?

We’ve all been brainwashed to think whole-grains are healthy for us and we should work to get as much of them as possible. But, is that really the case? Check out our episode as we discuss the pros and cons of grains, digestion, and what grains really are. Continue reading “#43 Grains”

5 Reasons to Eliminate Grains


Not getting the weight loss results you want or feeling like you’ve hit a wall around 2 pm? Digestive upset after everything you eat? Grains might be your issue. I know. It’s painful to think I’m going to take away your morning pastry, afternoon sandwich, and pasta dinner but the health of your intestines is dependent upon it. Remember, it’s not what you eat, it’s what you absorb that counts and damaged intestines suck at doing their job.

What are Grains?
Grains are seeds from the grass family Gramineae which includes wheat, rice, corn, barley, millet, sorghum, oats, rye, triticale, teff, and wild rice. This term has expanded in commonplace to include things like amaranth, buckwheat, quinoa and even our legumes- things like chickpeas, beans, lentils, peas, and soybeans. The most common of the grains consumed in the world are wheat, rice, corn, and barley and they’ve been around for a long time. Archeological evidence suggests cultivation of wheat and barley began in the Fertile Crescent around 8000 BC, and rice in Thailand as early as 4500 BC. If people have been eating them for this long they must be okay, right? Wrong. Here are the top 5 reasons why you should eliminate grains from your diet. Continue reading “5 Reasons to Eliminate Grains”

#30 Inflammation…What Is It Good For?


What is Inflammation?

Ever wonder what Pearl & Sassy are talking about when they say the word Inflammation?!! Have no fear today Team Nutrition Genius back tracks and explains inflammation once and for all. Today we will teach you about inflammation, what it is good for and why we need to get rid of MOST of it!  We will give you the science (Pearl-style) and break it down to human terms (Sassy-style) to help you reach your inflammation happy medium. Find out what foods we recommend you increase and what foods to kick to the curb. Remember to JUST EAT REAL FOOD 🙂

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Is Cheese GRATE? (Q&A #8)


Is Cheese Grate?!

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This week’s question is about CHEESE! If you want to hear more about dairy from your favorite nutrition geniuses, check out Episode #7!

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.

Forever Provolone

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#18 Gluten Free Extravaganza

Photo on 9-29-14 at 6_FotorGluten Free has become the latest diet craze out there but going gluten free can be confusing! Sassy and Pearl are here to tell you what gluten is and why you should probably kick it out of your diet…and no you cannot replace it with all the gluten-free foods that are JUST AS BAD FOR YOU. Instead JUST EAT REAL FOOD! So take a listen and Give it a Gluten-Free!

 “It’s hard to recognize you have brain fog if you live in a constant state of brain fog!”-Pearl

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