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The Nutrition Diva's Quick and Dirty Tips for Eating Well and Feeling Fabulous


Nutrition Diva Monica Reinagel serves up simple, painless ways to upgrade your eating habits. Before you know it, you'll be eating healthier and feeling more fabulous!
423 - 4 Tips for More Mindful Eating

11:35 | Aug 29th, 2018

These tricks can help reduce mindless overeating. Read the full transcript here: http://bit.ly/2ozewQH
537 - Are Probiotics Safe for Your Immune System?

14:55 | Aug 13th

Although their benefits may be limited, probiotic supplements are generally safe for healthy people. But there are some situations where beneficial bacteria (either from foods or supplements) can post a threat to the host. Read the transcript at C...Show More
536 - Can Tart Cherries Reduce Arthritis Pain?

12:30 | Aug 6th

Tart (or sour) cherry juice has developed quite a reputation as an arthritis cure, anti-inflammatory agent, even an insomnia cure.  Is there enough evidence to support adding tart cherry juice to your day? Read the transcript at https://quickanddirt...Show More
535 - Can the GAPS Diet Heal Your Brain?

13:02 | Jul 30th

The GAPS diet has been proposed as a treatment for conditions including autism, schizophrenia, depression, and ADHD. But is there evidence to support the use of this extreme protocol?  Read the transcript at https://quickanddirtytips.com/health-fitn...Show More
534 - How Getting Sleep Can Reduce Food Cravings

12:14 | Jul 23rd

There's a connection between sleep and hunger. Getting better quality sleep may help with appetite, cravings, and ultimately, weight loss. Read the transcript at https://quickanddirtytips.com/health-fitness/sleep-and-hunger Check out all the Quick...Show More
533 - Pros and Cons of Oat Milk

10:13 | Jul 16th

Is oat milk good for you? Are there any dangers of drinking oat milk? What's the bottom line on nutritional value?  Nutrition Diva has the scoop on the hottest new nondairy alternative. Read the transcript at https://quickanddirtytips.com/health-fit...Show More
532 - Can You Eat Too Much Fiber?

13:25 | Jul 9th

The Institute of Medicine hasn’t set an upper limit on fiber, meaning that there’s no amount at which it’s considered toxic. But could excessive fiber block absorption of minerals from foods? Read the transcript at https://quickanddirtytips.com/heal...Show More
473 - Is The Beyond Burger Healthy for You? (Reissue)

08:52 | Jul 2nd

A new generation of plant-based products are taking veggie burgers to a whole new level. This week, a look at the Beyond Burger and how it compares with beef and other meat-free options. Read the transcript at https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/healt...Show More
531 - Personalized Nutrition: The Latest on DNA-Based Diets

12:06 | Jun 25th

What can our genes tell us about which diet will work best for us? Before you send off your DNA sample, here's new research you need to know. Read the transcript at https://quickanddirtytips.com/health-fitness/dna-driven-diets Check out all the Qu...Show More
530 - Wellness Is Not the Enemy

14:01 | Jun 18th

Novelist Jessica Knoll argues that we should "Smash the Wellness Industry."  Has our toxic dieting culture co-opted wellness?  Is it possible to be happy AND healthy? Read the transcript at Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows: www.quick...Show More
529 - Is Leaky Gut a Legitimate Diagnosis?

24:57 | Jun 11th

Registered dietitian and digestive health specialist Tamara Duker Freuman joins Nutrition Diva to sort through the facts and fictions surrounding intestinal permeability, also known as leaky gut syndrome. Read the transcript at https://quickanddirty...Show More
528 - Is Extra Virgin Olive Oil Good for High-Heat Cooking?

10:59 | Jun 4th

There's new research on the best oils to cook with. Here's Nutrition Diva's take! Read the transcript at https://quickanddirtytips.com/health-fitness/extra-virgin-olive-oil-cooking Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows: www.quickanddirtyt...Show More
445 - Is Being Overweight Unhealthy? Reframing the Debate

09:30 | May 28th

While new science suggests there's no such thing as 'healthy obese,' think of it this way: It’s not that your weight doesn’t matter. It’s just that it’s not the only thing that matters. Read the transcript at http://www.quickanddirtytips.com/node/118...Show More
526 - Is A2 Milk Better for You?

09:38 | May 14th

You may have seen a2 milk in your grocery store. This pricey designer milk comes with some big claims. Let's explore the science behind the hype.  Read the transcript at: https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/health-fitness/healthy-eating/is-a2-milk-rea...Show More
525 - Nutrition Tips for New College Grads

09:21 | May 7th

.Eating healthy is one of many challenges new college graduates face. Nutrition Diva's handy nutrition guide will help you set up your kitchen, choose pantry staples, and start cooking simple meals like a pro in no time.
524 - Is a Vegetarian Diet Bad for Your Brain?

10:27 | Apr 30th

If creatine is important for brain functioning and vegetarians have lower creatine levels, could a vegetarian or vegan diet have a negative impact on cognitive function?
523 - Quinine: Medicine or Mixer?

10:46 | Apr 23rd

Quinine is a bitter compound that's used in tonic water but also has a long history of medical use. Can quinine prevent leg cramps? Are there side effects to drinking it? Nutrition Diva has all the details. Read the transcript at https://www.quickand...Show More
522 - The 3 Levers of Appetite

12:24 | Apr 16th

Researchers have identified three distinct neural pathways that control our desire to eat. Two rely on our desire to avoid discomfort. The third is all about pleasure. Understanding these three neurological triggers may help tame an out of control ap...Show More
521 - CBD: Does the Science Support the Hype?

28:57 | Apr 9th

Registered Dietitian and Holistic Cannabis Practitioner, Janice Bissex, joins Nutrition Diva to explore the evidence to support CBD oil for relief of pain, insomnia, and anxiety. Read the transcript at https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/health-fitness...Show More
520 - Is Your Calorie Counter Lying to You?

14:16 | Apr 3rd

Whether it's the number of calories on the Nutrition Facts label or the readout on your Fitbit, chances are those calories counts are wildly inaccurate. So, what's the point of paying attention to calories? Nutrition Diva explains. Read the transc...Show More
519 - Should You Eat Fewer Eggs?

12:15 | Mar 27th

First eggs are bad. Then they’re OK. Now they’re bad again. Nutrition Diva puts the latest study on eggs and cholesterol in perspective (and provides solid, scientifically-based advice without the hype). Read the transcript at https://www.quickan...Show More
518 - Are Omega-3 Eggs as Good as Eating Fish?

10:05 | Mar 19th

Fish are high in omega-3 fatty acids. But what if you can't eat seafood? Can omega-3 enriched eggs or peanut butter provide the same health benefits? Nutrition Diva answers a listener question. Read the transcript at https://www.quickanddirtytips....Show More
517 - Aflatoxins in Nuts: Danger or Hype?

19:21 | Mar 12th

Some of the scary things you may have heard about nuts and aflatoxins are probably exaggerated or taken out of context. Nonetheless, these are not imaginary concerns. Nutrition Diva explains. Read the transcript at https://www.quickanddirtytips.co...Show More
516 - How to Do More with Dinner: An Interview with Melissa Joy Dobbins

23:08 | Mar 5th

Registered dietitian and creator of the Sound Bites podcast, Melissa Joy Dobbins joins Nutrition Diva to discuss strategies for connecting with your family while improving your nutrition, saving money, and time. It's not about doing more, it's about ...Show More
515 - Are Nutritional Supplements a Waste of Money?

12:16 | Feb 26th

The FDA is stepping up its oversight of the $50 billion nutritional supplement industry. Hopefully, it'll help reduce the number of people who are hurt by harmful products. Unfortunately, it won't do much to reduce the amount we waste on useless ones...Show More
514 - The Setpoint Diet: Interview with Jonathan Bailor

22:21 | Feb 20th

Jonathan Bailor joins Nutrition Diva to talk about his new book, The Setpoint Diet. Can you change what your body wants to weigh? Read the transcript at Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows: www.quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts FOLLOW NUTRITION...Show More
513 - Is Lean Protein Really Better For You?

11:03 | Feb 12th

We're often told to choose lean protein. But is lean protein actually healthier? Or is it long past time to retire this phrase? Nutrition Diva busts another food myth. Read the transcript at https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/health-fitness/healthy-ea...Show More
512 - Should Americans Follow the Canadian Food Guide?

26:07 | Feb 5th

Canada recently got a new Food Guide. Dr. Yoni Freedhoff joins Nutrition Diva to discuss what might Americans have to gain from following Canada's lead. Read the transcript at https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/health-fitness/healthy-eating/should-ame...Show More
511 - Your Brain on Cholesterol

09:27 | Jan 29th

Too much cholesterol can be bad for your heart. But could it be good for your brain? Nutrition Diva dives into the new research on the potential benefits of cholesterol. Read the transcript at https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/health-fitness/healthy-...Show More
510 - Can Fiber Cancel Out Calories?

09:29 | Jan 22nd

Eating more fiber may help you lose weight, but not by canceling out the calories you've already eaten. Nutrition Diva explains how eating more fiber can (and can't) help you manage your weight and which foods to choose. Read the transcript at https:...Show More
433 - 3 Myths (and 1 Truth) About Grain-Fed Beef

11:25 | Jan 15th

There's a lot to consider when deciding what kind of meat to buy--or even whether to eat meat at all. The least we can do is start with accurate information.
509 - Is Protein Combining Necessary After All?

16:49 | Jan 8th

Combining complementary plant proteins was fashionable back in the 70s, dismissed in the 90s, and may now be making a comeback thanks to new research. Protein researcher Doug Paddon Jones joins me to discuss his latest study. Read the transcript at: ...Show More
508 - Are Some Fruits More Fattening Than Others?

13:02 | Jan 1st

It's time to clear up some confusion about fruit, sugar, fructose and how this all fits together into a healthy diet. Read the transcript at https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/health-fitness/healthy-eating/are-some-fruits-more-fattening-than-others Ch...Show More
394 - How Much Fat Can You Lose?

09:04 | Dec 25th, 2018

The faster you are losing weight, the less fat you're likely to be losing. read the full transcript here: http://bit.ly/2cx0wEE
507 - Bloating: The Causes and the Cures

14:26 | Dec 18th, 2018

In order to find relief from bloating, you have to figure out what's causing your symptoms! Tamara Duker Freuman, author of The Bloated Belly Whisperer, explains why there isn't a one-size-fits-all solution to bloating. Read the transcript at Ch...Show More
506 - Does Eating Organic Reduce Cancer Risk?

11:59 | Dec 11th, 2018

A recent study claims to confirm what a lot of people felt that they already knew: eating organic can reduce your risk of getting cancer. But a closer look at the details reveals a different story. Read the transcript at https://www.quickanddirtytips...Show More
505 - Preventing E. coli Outbreaks Is Easier Than You Think

17:09 | Dec 4th, 2018

Food safety and technology expert Dr. Christine Bruhn explains the surprising reason that we don't use a widely-accepted technology to prevent food-borne illnesses such as the recent E. coli outbreak. Read the transcript at https://www.quickanddirtyt...Show More
504 - The Faces of Farming: Almonds

14:30 | Nov 27th, 2018

In the final installment of our Faces of Farming series, Nutrition Diva talks with almond grower Brian Wahlbrink about almonds, sustainability, and the future of agriculture. Read the transcript at https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/health-fitness/hea...Show More
503 - The Faces of Farming: Strawberries

13:49 | Nov 20th, 2018

In the third installment of our Faces of Farming series, we speak with Greg France, who grows strawberries with his wife in California. Read the transcript at https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/health-fitness/healthy-eating/whats-it-like-to-work-on-a-...Show More
BONUS: Faces of Farming: Dairy

15:22 | Nov 16th, 2018

In a special bonus episode, we meet fifth generation dairy farmer Tara Vander Dussen, who discusses the technology and innovation on her family's farm. Read the transcript at https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/health-fitness/healthy-eating/whats-it-li...Show More
502 - The Faces of Farming: Beef

27:00 | Nov 13th, 2018

In the second episode of our Faces of Farming series, we talk to Dr. Tera Barnhardt, coordinator of animal health and welfare for Cattle Empire, about the care and technology that goes into the beef you feed your family. Learn more about raising beef...Show More
501 - The Faces of Farming: Artichokes

15:22 | Nov 6th, 2018

In the first segment of our Faces of Farming miniseries, we meet vegetable farmer and VP of Artichoke Production Dale Huss. Dale explains what it takes to get all of those vegetables from the fields to our front door. Read the transcript at https://w...Show More
500 - Does Intermittent Fasting Work?

09:31 | Oct 30th, 2018

Intermittent fasting is one of the hottest new diet trends. Proponents say it can help you lose weight, improve blood sugar metabolism and slow aging. What's the research on this new fad? Read the transcript at https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/he...Show More
499 - Pesticides on Our Plates: Is Our Food Safe to Eat?

22:43 | Oct 23rd, 2018

A new report looks at the amount of pesticides that are making their way to our plates. Nutrition Diva examines the results with toxicologist and pesticide expert Dr. Carl Winter. Read the transcript at https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/health-fitnes...Show More
498 - How to Lower PSA Levels Naturally

09:17 | Oct 16th, 2018

Certain foods and habits have been shown to support a healthy prostate and reduce the risk of prostate cancer. But these tips are not just for men. Read the transcript at https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/health-fitness/mens-health/how-to-lower-p...Show More
497 - Pros and Cons of the Ketogenic Diet

13:38 | Oct 9th, 2018

Do the pros of the ketogenic diet outweigh the cons? For me, they don’t. Here's why. Read the transcript at https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/health-fitness/weight-loss/pros-and-cons-of-the-ketogenic-diet Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips s...Show More
496 - Can You Have Too Much 'Good' (HDL) Cholesterol?

10:25 | Oct 2nd, 2018

A new study suggests that too much "good" cholesterol may be just as bad as too little. Dr. Sanaz Majd joins Nutrition Diva to sort out what this new research means for our heart health and risks. Read the transcript at https://www.quickanddirtytips....Show More
495 - Do You Need a Digestive Enzyme Supplement?

11:08 | Sep 25th, 2018

Over the counter digestive enzymes supplements have grown increasingly popular and are marketed to help with digestive symptoms like indigestion, bloating, and gas. But can these supplements really help you digest your food better or relieve these sy...Show More
493 - How Much Omega-6 Do You Need?

09:40 | Sep 11th, 2018

As little as four or five grams of linoleic acid is enough to prevent an omega-6 deficiency. If you are also getting the recommended one to two grams of omega-3 (and most Americans are), that also makes for a nice ratio. Read the transcript at htt...Show More
492 - Mindful Eating: How We Get it Wrong

10:25 | Sep 4th, 2018

Mindful eating is supposed to make us healthier, happier, and more relaxed. Instead, we end up feeling stressed and guilty about not doing it. If you hate eating mindfully, you might be doing it wrong. Read the transcript at https://www.quickanddirty...Show More
491 - Is Drinking Milk Unnatural?

12:19 | Aug 22nd, 2018

Some claim that drinking the milk of other animals—or drinking milk beyond infancy—is both unnatural and unhealthy. How do the arguments for and against consuming milk stack up? Read the transcript at https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/health-fitne...Show More
490 - Is Butter a Healthy Fat?

09:20 | Aug 15th, 2018

Butter is making a comeback as a healthy fat. But are the claims for the benefits of butter for real? How does butter fit into a healthy diet? Read the transcript at https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/health-fitness/healthy-eating/know-your-nutrien...Show More
489 - How to Build a Better Salad in 6 Steps

09:42 | Aug 7th, 2018

A big salad can be the healthiest meal of your day. But it’s also possible for salads to miss the mark. Here are six steps that will help you build the perfect salad. Read the transcript at https://quickanddirtytips.com/health-fitness/healthy-eating/...Show More
488 - Can a Low-Carb Diet Cure Reflux?

08:24 | Jul 31st, 2018

A low FODMAP diet can bring relief from IBS and other intestinal miseries. But could it also be the answer for chronic heartburn? Read the transcript at https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/health-fitness/medical-conditions/can-a-low-carb-diet-cure-r...Show More
487 - What Is the Cracker Test?

11:31 | Jul 24th, 2018

Some claim that chewing on a saltine can reveal how much carbohydrate you should eat. Nutrition Diva thinks this is completely crackers. Read the transcript at https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/health-fitness/trends-fads/what-is-the-cracker-test ...Show More
486 - What Are Postbiotics?

07:25 | Jul 17th, 2018

Postbiotics refers to the metabolic byproducts of those probiotic bacteria, which seem to be responsible for many of the beneficial effects of probiotics. Read the transcript at https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/health-fitness/healthy-eating/what-...Show More
485 - What Is Gymnema Sylvestre and Can It Kill Sugar Cravings?

10:22 | Jul 11th, 2018

Gymnemic acid binds to the taste receptors on your tongue that perceive sweetness. As a result, it makes sweet things taste a lot less sweet. Read the transcript at https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/health-fitness/healthy-eating/what-is-gymnema-sylve...Show More
484 - Rethinking Drinking: Do the Benefits of Alcohol Outweigh the Risks?

09:00 | Jul 4th, 2018

Moderate alcohol consumption has been linked with a longer life. But new research questions the benefits of even moderate drinking. Read the transcript at https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/health-fitness/prevention/rethinking-drinking-do-the-benefits...Show More
483 - Protein Density: How To Get More Protein for Fewer Calories

09:13 | Jun 27th, 2018

It can be challenging to to increase your protein intake using plant-based sources without taking in more calories than you need. This is where the concept of protein density can help. Read the transcript at https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/health-f...Show More
482 - The Surprising Link Between Salt and Weight Gain

07:18 | Jun 19th, 2018

Moderating our sodium intake may help us maintain healthier gut flora, which is associated with healthier body weight. Who saw that coming? Read the transcript at https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/health-fitness/healthy-eating/the-surprising-link-bet...Show More
481 - The Candida Diet: Separating Fact from Fiction

08:43 | Jun 13th, 2018

You'll find a confusing mix of true and false information about candida diet and nutrition online. Let’s sort fact from fiction. Read the transcript at https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/health-fitness/healthy-eating/ask-the-diva/the-candida-diet-sepa...Show More
480 - Can Xylitol Prevent Bone Loss?

07:31 | Jun 5th, 2018

Xylitol can absolutely protect against bone loss and prevent osteoporosis. If you’re a rat. Read the transcript at https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/health-fitness/prevention/can-xylitol-prevent-bone-loss Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips sh...Show More
479 - How to Increase Fiber Without Overloading on Calories

07:31 | May 29th, 2018

Many high-fiber foods are also high in calories. If you're looking to increase fiber but keep calories under control, you want foods with a high fiber density. Read the transcript at https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/health-fitness/healthy-eating/ho...Show More
478 - 10 Nutrition Worries You Can Stop Stressing About

11:03 | May 23rd, 2018

Let's make sure we're not stressing out about things we don't actually need to worry about. As my contribution to the general well-being, here are ten nutrition concerns that you can probably cross off your list. Read the transcript at https://www.q...Show More
432 - Myths about Sulfites and Wine

08:40 | May 16th, 2018

Let’s clear up some of the most common myths and misunderstandings about sulfites, wine, and headaches. Read the transcript at http://bit.ly/2s7WWIh. Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows: www.quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts FOLLOW NUTRITION DI...Show More
477 - Mushroom Coffee: The Science Behind the Trend

08:36 | May 8th, 2018

A new line of mushroom coffee promises to increase productivity, focus, energy, and much more. What's the science to support the claims? Read the transcript at https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/health-fitness/trends-fads/mushroom-coffee-the-science-...Show More
476 - Does Sugar Really Suppress the Immune Response?

08:42 | May 1st, 2018

Eating sugar may put your white blood cells into a temporary coma. But there’s a lot more to the story of how sugar affects our immune response. Read the transcript at https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/health-fitness/prevention/does-sugar-really-supp...Show More
475 - Does Sparkling Water Make You Hungry?

08:39 | Apr 24th, 2018

Even if carbonated drinks increase the "hunger hormone" ghrelin, these hormones are only one of many factors that contribute to our subjective experience of being hungry. Read the transcript at https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/health-fitness/weig...Show More
474 - How Fake Nutrition News Hurts Us All

08:49 | Apr 17th, 2018

Learning to think critically about nutrition claims can help make us better consumers of information in general. Read the transcript at https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/health-fitness/healthy-eating/ask-the-diva/how-fake-nutrition-news-hurts-us-a...Show More
473 - Is The Beyond Burger Healthy for You?

08:02 | Apr 10th, 2018

A new generation of plant-based products are taking veggie burgers to a whole new level. This week, a look at the Beyond Burger and how it compares with beef and other meat-free options. Read the transcript at https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/he...Show More
472 - Are the Benefits of Fish Oil Overrated?

10:11 | Apr 3rd, 2018

Fish oil supplements are the third most popular nutritional supplement. But just how firm is the evidence to support their use? Read the transcript at https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/health-fitness/healthy-eating/know-your-nutrients/are-the-benefit...Show More
471 - Lectins and the Plant Paradox

11:37 | Mar 27th, 2018

Could it be that the foods that we are constantly encouraged to eat more of, are actually making us sick? Read the transcript at https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/health-fitness/healthy-eating/lectins-and-the-plant-paradox Check out all the Quick...Show More
470 - Do Calcium Supplements Raise Your Risk of Colon Cancer?

10:10 | Mar 20th, 2018

Doubling up on your calcium will not make your bones twice as strong. But it may increase your risk of other health problems. Read the transcript at https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/health-fitness/womens-health/do-calcium-supplements-raise-your-risk...Show More
468 - What is Water Weight?

10:00 | Mar 6th, 2018

If you gain or lose three or four pounds overnight, most of that is probably due to water weight. But how and why do we gain and lose so much water? Read the transcript at https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/health-fitness/weight-loss/what-is-water-...Show More
467 - Do Eggs Increase Diabetes Risk?

07:38 | Feb 27th, 2018

One study finds that eating an egg a day can triple your risk of developing diabetes. But there's more to this story. Read on to see whether you should stop eating eggs. Read the transcript at https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/health-fitness/preve...Show More
466 - What to Eat to Prevent the Flu

10:54 | Feb 20th, 2018

Are there foods and nutrients that can help bolster your defenses against the flu? Nutrition Diva sorts the facts from fiction--plus one criticial factor that's often overlooked. Read the transcript at https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/health-fit...Show More
465 - Can You Absorb Nutrients Through Your Skin?

07:59 | Feb 13th, 2018

With transdermal nutrition, you slap on a patch and don't need that vitamin reminder. But do these products really deliver or are they a waste of money? Read the transcript at https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/health-fitness/trends-fads/can-you-absor...Show More
464 - Can You Lose Weight by Eating More Often?

09:37 | Feb 6th, 2018

In the Abs Diet, David Zinczenko claims that eating more frequently helps burn more fat. Is six meals a day the secret to losing weight? Read the transcript at https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/health-fitness/weight-loss/can-you-lose-weight-by-eating...Show More
463 - Should You Eliminate Oil From Your Diet?

09:45 | Jan 30th, 2018

Is an oil-free diet healthier? What are the arguments for and against eliminating oil from your diet? Read the transcript at https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/health-fitness/healthy-eating/should-you-eliminate-oil-from-your-diet Check out all the Qui...Show More
461 - How to Change your Habits: An Interview with Dan Ariely

18:15 | Jan 16th, 2018

Behavioral economist and bestselling author Dan Ariely shares his research on what really motivates people to make positive changes and how a scale that doesn't show your weight can help you slim down. Read the transcript at http://www.quickanddirtyt...Show More
460 - Why Do Antidepressants Cause Weight Gain?

11:20 | Jan 9th, 2018

Up to 25% of people who take antidepressants report significant weight gain. Is there anything you can do to fight back? Read the transcript at http://www.quickanddirtytips.com/health-fitness/mental-health/why-do-antidepressants-cause-weight-gain Che...Show More
315 - 5 Healthy Habits for the New Year

08:33 | Jan 2nd, 2018

Just in time for your New Year's Resolution, here's a round up of my best tips from the past year. Read the transcript: http://bit.ly/1s2Mqgo
459 - The Best Nutrition Ideas of 2017

09:01 | Dec 26th, 2017

What were the best nutrition tips, ideas, and products of the year? Nutrition Diva looks back over 2017 and picks out the highlights. Read the transcript at http://www.quickanddirtytips.com/health-fitness/healthy-eating/best-nutrition-ideas-2017 ...Show More
458 - Is Nonstick Cookware Safe?

09:19 | Dec 19th, 2017

Nonstick pans allow you to cook with less oil and clean-up is a breeze. But most nonstick pans are coated with Teflon. Does that make them unsafe? Read the transcript at http://www.quickanddirtytips.com/health-fitness/healthy-eating/cookingrecipes/ar...Show More
457 - How to Increase Breast Milk Supply

06:37 | Dec 12th, 2017

New moms often worry about whether they are producing enough milk for baby, and there are a slew of products that claim to help. But do they? Nutrition Diva takes a look at the evidence. Read the transcript at http://www.quickanddirtytips.com/health-...Show More
456 - Is Meratrim Effective for Weight Loss?

09:04 | Dec 5th, 2017

This over the counter weight loss supplement has some solid research to back it up. But it's probably too soon to declare victory over obesity. Read the transcript at http://www.quickanddirtytips.com/health-fitness/weight-loss/does-meratrim-work-for-...Show More
455 - How to Stock an Emergency Food Supply

07:39 | Nov 28th, 2017

Are you ready in case of an emergency? The Nutrition Diva breaks down what should (and shouldn't) be in your emergency food supply kit. Read the transcript at http://www.quickanddirtytips.com/health-fitness/healthy-eating/how-to-stock-emergency-food-...Show More
311 ND 5 Ways to Save Yourself from Overeating this Thanksgiving

08:48 | Nov 21st, 2017

Thanksgiving is not a day to diet, but with a few tricks up your sleeve, you can avoid ending up as stuffed as the turkey. Nutrition Diva explains.
454 - Can Pesticides Affect Pregnancy?

09:06 | Nov 14th, 2017

A recent study suggests that pesticides in produce may interfere with your chances of getting pregnant. Nutrition Diva puts the news in perspective with some practical advice on how to minimize your risk without maximizing your food bill. Read the...Show More
453 - What to Do With Fresh Turmeric Root

08:03 | Nov 7th, 2017

Turmeric is trending! But if all you've ever had is the ground powder, it's time you experienced the real thing. Grab some fresh turmeric root and read on to find out what to do with this exotic ingredient. Read the transcript at http://www.quickandd...Show More
452 - What is Sole Water and Is It Good For You?

07:15 | Oct 31st, 2017

A new fad being promoted by various health and wellness gurus promises an astonishing list of benefits. Is there any truth to the hype? Read the transcript at http://www.quickanddirtytips.com/health-fitness/trends-fads/what-is-sole-water Check ou...Show More
451 - Stop Searching for the Perfect Sweetener

08:29 | Oct 24th, 2017

Sugar tastes good. But it's also bad for us. 22% of Americans are trying to reduce their sugar intake and more than half are trying to avoid artificial sweeteners like Equal and Splenda. What's the upshot? Read the transcript at http://www.quickanddi...Show More
450 - What is Seitan?

07:35 | Oct 17th, 2017

Get the 411 on seitan and its surprising secret ingredient. Is this meat substitute one to try or one to skip? Nutrition Diva Read the transcript at http://www.quickanddirtytips.com/health-fitness/healthy-eating/what-is-seitan Check out all the Quick...Show More
449 - 3 Ways to Improve Your Nutrition This Fall

09:28 | Oct 10th, 2017

Give your eating habits a fall tune-up by adopting these three simple habits: harvest your herbs, become a soup ninja, and become friends with fermentation. Read the transcript at http://www.quickanddirtytips.com/health-fitness/healthy-eating/improve...Show More
448 - How to Build More Muscle with Less Protein

10:00 | Oct 3rd, 2017

Research suggests that higher protein meals can help you lose weight, slow aging, and speed recovery. But what if you don't want to--or can't-- eat that much protein? This week's show has tips on how to get more benefit from less protein. Read the tr...Show More
447 - Should You Follow Tom Brady's Nutrition Advice?

08:35 | Sep 26th, 2017

In Tom Brady's book The TB12 Method you'll find some solid nutrition advice but you'll have to wade through an awful lot of woo to find it. Read the transcript at http://www.quickanddirtytips.com/health-fitness/healthy-eating/should-you-follow-tom-br...Show More
446 - The Low-Carb Craze: Are Carbohydrates Killing Us?

07:56 | Sep 19th, 2017

A new study seems to suggest that eating more carbs will shorten your life. The Nutrition Diva takes a closer look to find out what we can really take away from this latest research. Read the transcript at http://www.quickanddirtytips.com/node/11906 ...Show More
445 - Is Being Overweight Unhealthy? Reframing the Debate

08:15 | Sep 12th, 2017

While new science suggests there's no such thing as 'healthy obese,' think of it this way: It’s not that your weight doesn’t matter. It’s just that it’s not the only thing that matters. Read the transcript at http://www.quickanddirtytips.com/node/...Show More
444 ND 2 Ways to Hack Your Blood Sugar

08:53 | Sep 5th, 2017

The usual advice is to cut back on foods that are rich in carbohydrates. But there may be a way to keep blood sugar down without eliminating carbohydrate-rich foods.
443 ND What Is Mycoprotein?

08:25 | Aug 30th, 2017

Mycoprotein is a plant-based source of protein you might not have heard much about. Here's the 411 on this alternative protein source.
442 ND Nutrition Tips for Beating Jet Lag

07:30 | Aug 22nd, 2017

Whether you’re traveling for work or pleasure, jet lag can put a damper on things. Here are a few tricks to help your body synchronize to the local time more quickly.
331 ND 10 Most Nutritious Foods for the Money (Reissue)

07:18 | Aug 15th, 2017

You can get all the nutrients--and calories--you need for less than $5 a day. Nutrition Diva shows you how with this list of the 10 most nutritious foods for your money. Read the full transcript here: http://bit.ly/1F3ZLoO
441 ND Can You Be Resistant to Weight Loss?

21:56 | Aug 8th, 2017

Some people can't lose weight no matter what they do. What's going on?
440 ND Can a Gluten Free Diet Help with Thyroid Disease?

07:10 | Aug 1st, 2017

A lot of patient-run websites insist that eliminating gluten is essential for treating thyroid disease. What's the evidence to support this advice?
439 ND What Can You Do for a Fatty Liver?

08:38 | Jul 26th, 2017

Fatty liver disease can be a warning sign of bigger troubles ahead. Fortunately, it’s something that can be turned around with diet and lifestyle changes. Read the transcript at http://www.quickanddirtytips.com/node/11286 Check out all the Quick a...Show More
438 ND Does Losing Weight Release Toxins?

08:42 | Jul 18th, 2017

Although losing weight can temporarily increase the amount of POPs in your blood, there are ways to minimize your risks.
437 ND "What the Health" Documentary: A Review

10:12 | Jul 11th, 2017

Nutrition Diva shares her thoughts on a recent food documentary, and on the food-doc genre in general.
337 ND Test Your Summer Nutrition Smarts

08:20 | Jul 4th, 2017

Test your summer nutrition savvy with this true/false quiz. Read the full transcript here: http://bit.ly/1Koucwm
436 ND How Salty Foods Affect Hunger and Weight Loss

07:39 | Jun 27th, 2017

You have more in common with camels than you may have thought
435 ND Is Your Metabolism to Blame?

09:40 | Jun 20th, 2017

What can we realistically do to speed up our metabolism?
434 ND Pros and Cons of Keeping a Diet Log

10:46 | Jun 13th, 2017

Keeping a diet log has some advantages but there may also be some pitfalls. Here's how to get the most out of a diet log Read the transcript at http://bit.ly/2sRj3n2 Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows: www.quickanddirtytips.com/podcast...Show More
433 ND 3 Myths (and 1 Truth) About Grain-Fed Beef

09:52 | Jun 6th, 2017

There's a lot to consider when deciding what kind of meat to buy--or even whether to eat meat at all. The least we can do is start with accurate information.
432 ND Myths about Sulfites and Wine

08:14 | May 30th, 2017

Let’s clear up some of the most common myths and misunderstandings about sulfites, wine, and headaches. Read the transcript at http://bit.ly/2s7WWIh. Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows: www.quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts FOLLOW N...Show More
431 ND The Lifelong Benefits of Baby-Led Weaning

23:13 | May 23rd, 2017

An interview with Leslie Schilling, MS, RDN, co-author of the new book Born to Eat: Whole healthy foods from baby's first bite
430 ND Coconut Milk Versus Cow's Milk

07:23 | May 16th, 2017

Which is the better choice for you will depend on your nutrition needs and priorities.
429 ND The Disease Proofing Myth

07:22 | May 9th, 2017

Healthy diet and lifestyle choices can reduce your risk of disease, but not to zero. Let's take a more realistic approach to risk reduction.
428 ND Diet Soda and Dementia: What You Need to Know

08:48 | May 2nd, 2017

A recent study finds that drinking even one diet soda a day may triple your risk for developing dementia. But there's a lot more to the story. Nutrition Diva explains. Read the full transcript here: http://bit.ly/2p6fwes
427 ND Does a High Protein Diet Weaken Your Bones?

08:12 | Apr 25th, 2017

Contrary to urban legend, consuming more protein does not cause your bones to lose calcium. Nutrition Diva explains why. Read the full transcript here: http://bit.ly/2qzR5YK
426 ND 3 Nutrition Tips for Night Owls

07:51 | Apr 18th, 2017

If you’re a dyed-in-the-wool night owl, changing your daily rhythm may not be possible. But borrowing a couple of habits from the early birds could help you stay healthier. Read the full transcript here: http://bit.ly/2ojLp7O
425 ND Is Protein Powder Safe for Toddlers?

07:54 | Apr 11th, 2017

As protein powders have become more widely used, people are asking it's OK to give protein powder to small children. Read the full transcript here: http://bit.ly/2p1lEZH
424 ND 3 Reasons to Try Black Rice

09:15 | Apr 4th, 2017

Not a brown rice fan? Black rice may make a whole grain lover out of you yet. Read the full transcript here: http://bit.ly/2p7boLi
423 ND 4 Tips for More Mindful Eating

12:06 | Mar 28th, 2017

These tricks can help reduce mindless overeating. Read the full transcript here: http://bit.ly/2ozewQH
422 ND Is Protein Powder Safe During Pregnancy?

09:02 | Mar 21st, 2017

Is It OK to Use Protein Powder While Pregnant? Read the full transcript here: http://bit.ly/2oyTyBG
421 ND Whole30: Elimination Diet or Nutritional Penance?

10:27 | Mar 14th, 2017

Last week, I reviewed some of the pros and cons of the Whole30 program. This week, we take a deeper dive into two aspects of this popular program: identifying food sensitivities and as a way to get your diet back on track. Read the full transcript he...Show More
420 ND Pros and Cons of the Whole30

10:22 | Mar 7th, 2017

The Whole30 nutrition challenge is wildly popular. But can it really deliver on its promises? Nutrition Diva examines the pros, cons, and alternatives. Read the full transcript here: http://bit.ly/2mKDjmh
419 ND Can You Get Enough Fiber on a Low Carb Diet?

09:55 | Feb 28th, 2017

Two different conditions with two conflicting dietary prescriptions. Nutrition Diva helps make sense of seemingly contradictory advice. Read the full transcript here: http://bit.ly/2lPMa39
418 ND Is Eating Late Bad for Your Heart?

07:44 | Feb 21st, 2017

How and why meal timing could affect your health. Read the full transcript here: http://bit.ly/2mIJw37