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By Michaela Ballmann, MS RD
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Nutritionally Speaking was founded in 2009 by Michaela Ballmann while she was a Master’s student at Loma Linda University, California. She started the podcast in order to answer common questions and dispel myths regarding nutrition, whether about the latest craze in trendy diets and supplements or just about what to eat. She noticed that too many people get all or the majority of their nutrition information from television, the internet, testimonials, or friends and family who are passing on what they have heard or read. Her podcast has been broadcasting the truth about nutrition, covering topics such as green tea, high fructose corn syrup, and omega-3 fatty acids. Incorporating mindfulness and compassion, she discusses topics such as intuitive eating, body image, and disordered eating. In addition, she calls into question conventional viewpoints on weight and body size and their relation to health.
||CleanThe Self-Compassion Diet: My Interview with Jean Fain, LICSW MSW||Failed another diet (or did another diet fail you)? Think all you need is more willpower and determination or maybe another set of rules? Maybe what you actually need is self-compassion! Both experience and studies show that compassion not only can mak...||4/8/14||Free||View In iTunes|
|2||CleanVideoMy Top 10 Picks from Expo West 2014||This year's Expo West was exhilarating! I tried hundreds of new products--food, supplements, skin care, you name it. - Here are my Top 10 picks in no particular order from what I sampled and learned about this year (there were at least a hundred booth...||3/18/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanWellness Not Weight: My Interview with Ellen Glovsky PhD, RD, LDN||Is one of your New Year's Resolutions to lose weight or exercise more? If so, this episode is for you! I interview Dr. Ellen Glovsky, Registered Dietitian and Nutrition Coach about Health At Every Size and how we can be healthy at any and every weight.||1/15/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanSuperfoods||We all want to eat foods that will keep us healthy, fight inflammation, and prevent disease--In other words: Super Foods. Usually we think of superfoods as exotic, expensive berries like acai and goji, or ingredients like maca, lucuma, and savi seeds.||11/13/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanUnscripted: Love Your Body, Defining Healthy, and Welcoming Fall||In my first improv episode, I discuss: Love Your Body Day: October 16, 2013 What is Healthy? Fall Feelings and Flavors Self-Care - - - I would love to hear your comments or questions–you can go to my website wholify.||10/23/13||Free||View In iTunes|
|6||CleanVideoSoy-Free Tofu||My friend Delyn Chow, owner of the Daw Yee Myanmar Café in Monterey Park California, showed me how to make his soy-free tofu. You will absolutely love this tofu made from chickpeas. It's quick, easy, and tasty! What more could you ask for? Oh yeah,||9/18/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanAlmost Anorexic: My Interview with Dr. Jennifer Thomas and Jenni Schaefer||Don't let disordered eating steal your joy! If you or a loved one struggle with body image, exercise, restricting, binging, purging or have an eating disorder diagnosis, Dr. Jennifer Thomas and Jenni Schaefer have a message for you: You are worthy of a...||8/7/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanHello Beautiful: My Interview with Maya Nahra, RD||For my first ever interview with a fellow dietitian on Nutritionally Speaking, I bring you Maya Nahra, The Behavioral Nutrition Expert and creator of Hello Beautiful Magazine. Maya will share her story to how she got out of the yo-yo dieting rut and ho...||7/10/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanFood Addiction is Real (and What to Do About It): My Interview with Dr. Pam Peeke||Calling food addicts of all shapes and sizes! If you need convincing, Dr. Pamela Peeke will give you all the evidence of how food can hijack your brain and lead to a full blown food addiction. Yes, food addiction is real and Dr.||6/5/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanAre You Tasting Your Food? My Interview with Barb Stuckey||I am very excited to bring you my interview with Barb Stuckey, a food industry professional with 20 years experience, currently the Executive Vice President of Marketing & Sales at Mattson, and the author of fascinating book Taste What You're Missing: .||5/1/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanWhat To Do With Exercise||Exercise is a toughie. It's most often associated with pain (or at best discomfort), sweat, and frustration. In this episode, I'll talk about what to do with this beast--how to approach it and become its friend.||4/3/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanReconciling Intuitive and Healthy Eating||Do Intuitive and Wholesome Eating contradict each other or go hand in hand? Are you afraid of giving Intuitive Eating a chance because you think you'll eat everything in sight (or at least everything salty, sweet, creamy, and forbidden)? Fear not!||2/20/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanTwinkies, Weight Loss and Wellbeing Part 2: My Interview with Dr. Mark Haub||Dr. Haub (of the famous "Twinkie Diet") and I wrap up our discussion about the difference between health and wellbeing, talking about a balanced view of exercise, the problem with universal diet guidelines, how to combat weight bias, and more. - Dr.||1/23/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanTwinkies, Weight Loss and Wellbeing Part 1: My Interview with Dr. Mark Haub||What are Twinkies and weight loss doing in the same sentence? Well, a diet consisting largely of convenience snack cakes (such as the beloved Twinkie) helped my friend and professor of nutrition Dr. Mark Haub lose weight and improve his health. -||12/19/12||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanEating Without Guilt Part 2: My Interview With Dinneen Diette||I'm excited to bring you the conclusion of my interview with Dinneen Diette, the founder of Eat Without Guilt. We delved into the topics of mindful vs. mindless eating, the stress around health and nutrition in this country,||11/14/12||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanEating Without Guilt Part 1: My Interview With Dinneen Diette||On today’s episode, we are talking with Dinneen Diette. Dinneen is the founder of Eat Without Guilt. She and I met on Twitter and have a very similar approach to nutrition. We are all about making peace with food, weight, exercise, and your body.||10/17/12||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanAre You Addicted To Food?||It sure can seem like we have a food addiction. Intense cravings for sweet, salty, and fatty foods abound. Sales of fast food, chips, cookies, and soda outweigh fruits and veggies by far. Do we have an actual addiction or is something else going on here?||9/4/12||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanHealthy Eating Could Kill You||Enough with the overload of information about "unhealthy" foods and habits! I want you to know that even supposedly "healthy" eating can be hazardous to your health. Transcript for Healthy Eating Could Kill You||6/28/12||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanIs Menu Labeling The Answer?||As we see rates of obesity and chronic diseases continue to grow, we also see more proposals for legislation over food. The recent menu labeling laws are based on the assumption that "unhealthy" food choices stem from a lack of knowledge.||5/18/12||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanEmotional Exercising||Many of us are all-too familiar with emotional eating, but what about emotional exercising? Do you depend on exercise to deal with difficult emotions and the stressors of life? Exercise can be part of a healthy lifestyle,||3/15/12||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanYou: Getting Fit – An Interview With The “Get-Fit Guy”||If someone asked you if you want to get fit, you might answer, “Sure, is there a pill for that?” Exercise is sometimes a dreaded foe rather than a friend accompanying you on your path to wellness. In this episode you will hear from fitness guru an||3/1/12||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanWhy You’re Not Losing Weight||Let me guess. You started off the year brimming with hope that this time would be different. This would be the year that you would meet your weight loss goal and discover that you actually really love to run...but it's not going as planned.||1/19/12||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanForaging: Fresh Food at Your Fingertips||Here's a follow-up to my recent blog radio interview on one of my new hobbies--Foraging! Interested in gathering some wild edibles? Listen in for a taste of what you could be eating straight from nature!||12/15/11||Free||View In iTunes|
|24||CleanVideoHomemade Bread||Have you been wanting to bake your own homemade bread but too intimidated by the amount of time and effort? Don't be! Watch as I show you how to make my favorite whole wheat bread. It's easy, tasty, and healthy--what more could you want? - http://www.||11/15/11||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanAre Our Genes (or Our Jeans) Making Us Fat?||Do you feel trapped in your genes and destined to be fat? Does putting on your jeans in the morning exacerbate your worries and preoccupation with your weight? Don't let your genes (or your jeans) dictate your weight or your happiness!||10/31/11||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanFad Diets Debunked||Are we addicted to dieting? The history of fad diets goes back hundreds of years and is full of crazy methods to lose weight quickly (though not healthfully). I am going to expose fad diets for what they really are,||9/30/11||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanIs Gluten-Free For You?||I'm sure you have heard of the Gluten-Free Diet or maybe you've considered trying it (or maybe you're on it as we speak). It has become all the rage, with gluten-free products popping up in mainstream grocery stores, even Target!||9/22/11||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanFrom Pyramid to Plate||The Food Pyramid has an interesting history, with its roots going back to 1917 with the first USDA food guide. - "How to Select Foods" was written by a nutritionist and was based on 5 groups: milk and meat cereals||8/25/11||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanEat Right with Color||Since 1980, National Nutrition Month has been an important time of the year to promote nutrition education and healthy eating habits. This year's theme is "Eat Right with Color" and this episode will delve into the benefits of each of the colors of th..||3/23/11||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanThe Dietary Guidelines and You||Have you read the new Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2010? If not, that's why I'm here! These are very important goals and recommendations for the way we eat, but the practical application is not always clear. Once again, I'm here for you! -||3/1/11||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanMindful Eating for the New Year||Forget the fad diets and restrictive weight loss regimens! This year, approach your health in a new, better way--mindfully. Mindful eating will help you to savor your food and enjoy it more so you will eat what and how much your body needs.||1/31/11||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanNEWSTART Part 2||To start off the new year on the right foot and get a head start on your goals for better health and wellbeing, listen to this episode! We'll be discussing the second half of the NEWSTART principles: Temperance, Air, Rest, and Trust in Divine Power. -||1/5/11||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanNEWSTART Part 1||NEWSTART is a fabulous program that works to reverse chronic diseases, but it is also a great guide to healthy living for everyone. This episode will cover the first 4 principles: Nutrition, Exercise, Water, and Sunlight.||10/29/10||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanIntuitive Eating||Are you tired of trying diet after diet with no lasting success? Do you dislike or even hate your body? Would you like a healthy way of relating to food and eating? Then, you won't want to miss this episode!||9/9/10||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanCoffee: A Healthy Addiction?||With more research being published on the health benefits of coffee, many believe that their addiction is justified. After all, with each sip their risk of disease fades away, right? Let's look at the benefits (and risks) of coffee and caffeine.||8/5/10||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanOmega 3 Fatty Acids||Omega 3 Fatty Acids have been in the limelight for some time now due to their heart-healthy benefits. Many have decided to eat more fish or take fish oil pills. Others see the value in eating walnuts and flaxseed.||7/16/10||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanHigh Fructose Corn Syrup||High Fructose Corn Syrup (HFCS) is a sweetener whose use has become controversial due to the hypothesis that it may cause obesity. For this reason, many are avoiding products sweetened with HFCS and are choosing sucrose- (table sugar) containing prod..||5/25/10||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanGoing Vegetarian||Lately more and more people have been jumping on the vegetarian bandwagon and for good reason! There are plenty of benefits to going veggie, but there are also some very common concerns. We'll explore the pros and cons of a vegetarian diet and provid.||4/13/10||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanEchinacea||Echinacea is one of the most popular supplements in the U.S., being touted for its use in preventing and treating the common cold. You can find Echinacea in various forms including pills and teas or you can buy the actual plant parts and press out its..||3/23/10||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanNew Year’s Resolutions You Can Keep||With the New Year approaching, many people are making resolutions to eat healthier and lose weight, but we all know how hard it can be to stick to them for the whole year. Why don't they seem to work? How can I make a resolution that will last throug.||12/30/09||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanSupplements vs. Food||It’s a match-off with vitamin and mineral supplements pitted head to head with food. Who will win? Are supplements bigger, better, and stronger than nutrients we get from food? Is it possible to get all the nutrition we need from supplements?||12/7/09||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanHodgepodge||With the holidays right around the corner and the school year getting busier and busier, my mind is all over the place! I decided to make a "hodgepodge" episode so I can talk about several nutrition issues that I've been thinking about recently.||11/17/09||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanGreen Tea||Green tea sales are booming across the country with green tea topping the charts of the most popular beverages and supplements. Where did the demand for this bitter leaf come from? Recent claims that green tea causes weight loss brought this about.||11/1/09||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanCracking the Organic Code||Organic foods are popping up all over town and causing a stir in the minds of food shoppers nationwide--What does organic mean? Is it better or healthier? Why does it cost so much? Do I need to buy organic?||10/20/09||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanHow to Read the Nutrition Facts Label||The Nutrition Facts Label is on almost every box, bag, and can in the grocery store, so it must be important! How then do we decipher what it is trying to tell us? What do all these words and numbers mean?||10/13/09||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanNutrition Myths and Truths||This episode covers three common nutrition myths. Listen to discover the answer to the following questions: What is the difference between a nutritionist and a dietitian (and does it matter)? Do butter and margarine have the same effect on your body?||10/6/09||Free||View In iTunes|
Cutting edge science communicated right!
I really enjoy listening to this podcast. The host really have a talent for making hard facts from recent scientific studies easily available and entertaining. The format of the podcast is great, and I have gotten great insight into topics in every episode. You will definitely learn something new. More importantly, compared to other podcast, this one is more trustworthy. You will not be served any facts not sourced from scientific research.
Solid information we can use!
Michaela Ballmann is stellar and solid in the highly reputable, evidence-based information she brings to this podcast. I lost 80 pounds and have kept it off for several years, having struggled with binge eating for 5+ decades. So, I'm a bit world-weary when it comes to quackery and food-fads of every stripe; *believe* me - I've heard 'em ALL! With her solid foundation in nutrition and wise discernment in the credibility and usefulness of the concepts, approaches, and guests she presents, Michaela decidedly brings you news you can USE! You've probably heard the rantings of non-credentialed but exceedingly well-networked and promoted hacks and quacks. They may even partner with fellow quacksters touting other off-the-wall, latest-thing-down-the-pike, diet-du-jour products and programs, guaranteed to access that hole in your wallet and drain it dry. These people splash around in pseudo-science and creative, though unsubstantiated, theories and flog you with them as gospel.
Embrace a philosophy and a strategy you can live with, something that won't sabotage your health or require you to adopt an isolating, unworkable eating-and-exercising lifestyle...listen to this podcast.
I never realized that by mindfully eating, I can actually loose weight. This is a wonderful podcast. I am rethinking my approach to eating.