Ask Nutritionist Deepa

Ask Nutritionist Deepa

By Nutritionist Deepa
Seasoned dietitian and culinary nutrition specialist Deepa Deshmukh answers all of your nutrition-related questions, exploring the ways that you can make healthy eating habits easy, flavorful and fun. Advice for making sustainable lifestyle changes, simple-yet-delicious recipe ideas and interviews with wellness experts are all fair game on this holistic health podcast.
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Women's Health and Wellness with Endometriosis Advocate Melissa Boudreau
This week, Deepa talks to Melissa Boudreau about endometriosis. Boudreau advocates for women with endometriosis, a disease that affects 1 in 10 women. Nutritionist Deepa: https://nutritionistdeepa.com/ Dupage Dietitians: http://dupagedietitians.com/ Melissa Boudreau: https://www.melissaboudreau.com/ Recipe List: https://nutritionistdeepa.com/pages/podcast-recipe-list
36:34
July 31, 2020
Hope and Community with Kevin Jackson
This week, Deepa talks to Social Worker Kevin Jackson about hope and community. Jackson works with families in the Chicago area at Chicago Public Schools. Nutritionist Deepa: https://nutritionistdeepa.com/ Dupage Dietitians: http://dupagedietitians.com/ Kevin James Jackson: https://www.facebook.com/kevin.j.jackson.35 Recipe List: https://nutritionistdeepa.com/pages/podcast-recipe-list
36:15
July 24, 2020
Going Plant Based at the Grocery Store
This episode, Deepa visits a local grocery store to explore healthy, plant-based foods that are easily accessible. Listen and Subscribe Nutritionist Deepa: https://nutritionistdeepa.com/ Dupage Dietitians: http://dupagedietitians.com/ Recipe List: https://nutritionistdeepa.com/pages/podcast-recipe-list
10:35
July 17, 2020
Breathing Techniques for Lung Health with Fitness Coach Joe Weaver
This week, Deepa talks to Fitness Coach Joe Weaver about meditation techniques that are effortless, enjoyable, and healing. Weaver teaches listeners breathing techniques to enhance health and wellness. Nutritionist Deepa: https://nutritionistdeepa.com/ Dupage Dietitians: http://dupagedietitians.com/ Fit Fifty Plus: https://www.fitfiftyplus.com/ Recipe List: https://nutritionistdeepa.com/pages/podcast-recipe-list
42:11
July 10, 2020
Community Builds Immunity: Visiting Marie's Community Garden Park
This episode, Deepa visits Marie's Community Garden Park. She takes viewers and listeners on a tour of the community garden. Listen and Subscribe Nutritionist Deepa: https://nutritionistdeepa.com/ Dupage Dietitians: http://dupagedietitians.com/ Recipe List: https://nutritionistdeepa.com/pages/podcast-recipe-list
15:01
July 3, 2020
Healthy Eating with the Family with Pediatrician Yami Cazorla-Lancaster
This week, Deepa talks to Yami Cazorla-Lancaster, Practice Owner of Nourish Wellness, about their experiences with nutrition and pediatrics. Nutritionist Deepa: https://nutritionistdeepa.com/ Dupage Dietitians: http://dupagedietitians.com/ Nourish Yakima: https://www.nourishyakima.com/our-doctor.html Recipe List: https://nutritionistdeepa.com/pages/podcast-recipe-list
31:01
June 26, 2020
An Ounce of Prevention is Worth a Pound of Cure
In most fields, prevention is easier and less resource intensive than treatment. This is especially the case in nutrition. Deepa talks about the importance of taking care of your diet now so you don't have to deal with the effects of a poor diet later. Nutritionist Deepa: https://nutritionistdeepa.com/ Dupage Dietitians: http://dupagedietitians.com/
14:33
June 12, 2020
Laughter as Medicine with HilarityGram founder Jason McNeil
Nutritionist Deepa speaks with Jason McNeil, an IT Consultant and Comedian on HilarityGram about laughter as medicine. Find joy in small things, it will help you more than any medicine. Nutritionist Deepa: https://nutritionistdeepa.com/ Dupage Dietitians: http://dupagedietitians.com/ Visit http://www.hilaritygram.com/ to learn more about McNeil.
35:52
June 5, 2020
Lowering your Cholesterol and Triglycerides on a Low Fat Diet
Following a low fat diet, but still have high cholesterol? Try this mango recipe! World's favorite food Mango Mango: seasonal fruit Rich in 20 nutrients Polyphenol Magofrin Antioxidants Vit 50% of daily value and folate, fiber, Vit A Nutrients to boost lung health and build immunity Raw mango is excellent in cooking Ripe mango is great to make drinks, topper for oatmeal, chia pudding, smoothies Lauren: Show a picture of seed or a mango that is cut  open. See if you can add a images to the video may be insert a slide while I am talking. Drink: Panah Mango 1/2 cup 1/8th tsp ginger powder Dash of black pepper Dash of salt Puree it in a blender In a tall grass pour 2 tbsp of the puree and add sparkling soda or ice  cold water. Mix gently and enjoy!
32:26
May 28, 2020
Deepa talks the Health Journey with patient Dan Flores
Deepa talks with patient Dan Flores about his experiences with nutrition and his journey to wellness. Gluten-free, plant based, and more! Shake recipe: ½ cup berries, ¼ th cup pineapple, 2 Tbs oatmeal (optional), 1 date, 1 cup spinach and nuts, 1 teaspoon flax/chia seeds, unsweetened vanilla coconut/almond milk/water as needed. Blend everything until smooth. Listen to the audio version: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/ask-nutritionist-deepa/id1485907025 Follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pg/nutritionistdeepa/videos/ Nutritionist Deepa: http://nutritionistdeepa.com/ Dupage Dietitians: http://dupagedietitians.com/
42:28
May 21, 2020
The Mighty Mushroom: Meatless and Delicious!
We explore six varieties of mushrooms, and cover preparation, cooking, and health benifits. Cutting down on meat can be tough, but the meaty umami flavor of mushrooms makes the transition so much easier.
20:12
May 14, 2020
Heart to Heart with Cardiologist Dr Steven Lome
Heart disease is the number one killer. Included are tips to prevent and treat clogged arteries. Keto, Paleo, and Plant Based: what works and why? Flax seeds are high in fiber and promotes heart health. Replace eggs in pancakes, crapes, cookies, cutlets, cookies, burgers  with  this “Flax egg” Flax Egg Makes 1 egg equivalent 1 tbsp flax seed powder/meal 3 tbsp water Whisk ingredients together in a small bowl. Refrigerate at least 15 minutes (or cover and refrigerate overnight), allow it to become  gel-like consistency. After this time, it’s ready to use like eggs in recipes.
42:37
May 7, 2020
The 'Covid 15', Inflammation Hit List, Anti-Inflammatory Seasoning Blend
Covid 19 related weight gain and inflammation.  Strategies to reduce inflammation. We now offer remote services. Click here to find out more! Check out our youtube channel! Inflammation Hit List: Sugary drinks (pops, juices, artificial flavored water, flavored coffee, drinks). Anything made with white flour - bagels, white bread, white flour, bagels, goldfish, cereals, pancakes, etc. Alcohol - sales gone up Smoking / vaping Caffeine shots Red meats (steaks, burgers, lunch meats, fried chicken) Diary (yogurt, ice cream, milk) Frozen entrees (shelf stable food) ration this / combine with fresh fruits and veggies Canned fruits Vegetable soups Cookies, cakes, candies (baking has exploded!) cut it down Fast food / fried foods (pizza, take-outs, delivered etc.) Artificial colors and flavors Sweeteners (can contribute to your arthritis for example)
20:40
April 23, 2020
In-House Powerhouse: Microgreens with Shawna Coronado
Shawna has become a good friend of Deepa's and is featured on this week's podcast AND YouTube video! Check it out the YouTube Videohere (Click Here!): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UvkfMymPgBo Shawna is an author, columnist, blogger, photographer, and spokesperson for organic gardening, green lifestyle living who is here to teach us more on planting, growing & healthy benefits of eating microgreens! Check out more on Shawna by visiting her websites: www.shawnacoronado.com
32:51
April 23, 2020
How to Grow microgreens, 1 cup equals 4 cups of nutrition, today's guest author: Shawna Coronado
Microgreens are a powerhouse of nutrition. You can grow inside the house in a 12 inch tray. Can grow year around. 
34:24
April 17, 2020
Interview with GF CEO Jen Cafferty. Mindless eating and staying gluten free.
Easy bread crumb recipe, what clean label sweetener to use some "comforting treats". Jen is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of The Gluten Free Media Group, a marketing and event company with the largest community of gluten free consumers and brands in it’s category. Her companies, Find Me Gluten Free and The Gluten & Allergen Free Expos, connect brands to over 3 million consumers annually. jencafferty.com *Young Living Food-Grade Essential Oils *Dorot Crushed Garlic & Ginger - frozen cubes *Pancake / Muffin Mix *The Good Chocolate - 65% dark salted almonds zero sugar *Lily’s chocolate *Swerve Sweets - sugar replacements, vanilla cake mix. *Simple Mills - Pumpkin Muffin & Bread *Simple Mills - Pre-Made cookies Crunchy Toasted Pecan *Simple Mills - Fine Ground Sea salt Almond Flour Crackers *Nush - Blueberry Cake Bread *Blanched Almond Flour (unless you have a nut allergy) *Kite Hill Plant-Based Almond Yogurt *Karb Keto Nut Granola *Siete Grain Free Tortilla Chips Sea Salt *Banza Rotini Made from Chickpeas *Skout Organic Roasted Pumpkin Seeds *Pecan Halves - Thrive Market (pretzels as alternative, seeds if nut allergy)
43:20
April 9, 2020
Building Emotional Immunity, tips from a navy seal, and a savory snack mix
How to focus when it is so chaotic.  To build emotional immunity, try the "Do this and not that" approach. ZESTY ASIAN NUT MIX RECIPE: 1 cup of nuts / pumpkin seeds / sunflower seeds / pecans / almonds/ walnuts 3tsbp of soy sauce / organic liquid aminos / Tamari sauce 1/4 tsp of ginger 1/2 tsp of garlic 1/2 tsp or 2 tsp of chili flakes or jalapeños chopped up or cayenne Combine all spices with soy sauce whisk together and put over nuts and seeds blend it well Roast at 300 degrees preheated oven for 5-7 minutes. Do not burn this! Add sweetness by adding couple tbsp of raisins or any kind of dry fruit or cranberries Crunchy, salty, spicy and healthy + easy to make!
21:22
March 26, 2020
Measuring your immunity level. Recipe for soy coconut yogurt and preserved lemons
The digestive system is 80% of your immune system. In the mood for a science experiment? Try homemade probiotic rich foods to feed your gut! Send your questions by clicking on the link below: https://anchor.fm/asknutritionistdeepa/message
21:45
March 19, 2020
Immune boosters for lung and gut. Creamy Zanzibar soup
Let's continue to chat about immune boosters. We discuss a new spice -black cumin- and Vit A rich foods
14:16
March 12, 2020
Vitamin C and the coronoa virus. Keto, paleo diets- long term effects
Which fruits and veggies rank high for Vitamin C? You may be surprised. Long term effects of keto and paleo diets.
18:50
March 5, 2020
Going on a 'date' and helping picky eaters.
Health benefits of date. Perfect drink for a 'date' night.  A date sweetened drink with anti-inflammatory  spices.
17:30
February 27, 2020
What you can do to improve liver health
Fatty livers affect 75 million Americans. It's a lifestyle driven condition with no symptoms.  We explore liver strengthening foods...flax, fiber, ginger! 
19:01
February 22, 2020
Exploring cocoa and Love Thy Food
A recipe, a movie recommendation, and how to love cooking (even if you hate it)! 
21:05
February 13, 2020
Why am I gaining weight on a vegetarian diet?
Health and nutritional benefits of beets. Beets and greens are a powerhouse of nutrients and help build our gut and bones. Do vegetarian diets always lead to weight loss? May be not....
27:10
February 5, 2020
Persimmons and healing your digestive system
Nutritionist Deepa has fallen in love! That is with a new fruit, Persimmon. Never heard of this fruit? Listen to this episode to learn more of how to use it and the health benefits! Also, hear her answer a patient’s question regarding how to heal your digestive / GI tract.
22:07
February 4, 2020
Eating Frozen Part II - Frozen Fruits
Benefits of frozen fruit and power of using your oven plus frozen veggies to make quick meals. Also learn how establish a process to make 3 meals in 45 minutes!
23:23
January 23, 2020
Eating Frozen Part 1 - Frozen vegetables... are they better for you?
A Patient asked me what should she do as she is transitioning from at home work to commuting? Find out misconception about using fresh vegetables. Where to shop them and how to cook them? 
20:56
January 15, 2020
Why you should eat organic
A scientist who helped developed the new variety of GMO potato that is harmful to human health is warning us why we should stop eating it.  Learn why and what fruits and vegetables we should buy organic.  Get some  easy recipe ideas using sweet potato.
21:13
January 2, 2020
How to curb hunger and flavor up a stir fry
You are doing well...then you skip a meal or stop meal planning and before you know you are very hungry on certain days! What should you do? Looking to add some flavor when stir frying some vegetables? Try this dynamite calcium rich spice mix! 
11:56
December 22, 2019
How much protein do I need?
Deepa address the most common concerns about protein! How much you need? What are some of the sources and how body can make some on its own. Recipe of the day: how to make creamy savory lentil stew in less than 15 minutes
18:55
December 11, 2019
Superfruits, Staying Consistent, and rice pilaf
Deepa discusses staying on track with your nutritional goals during difficult circumstances, responding to a patient question about how to keep up healthy eating habits after a death in the family. She also reveals a few of the most nutritious fruits that you probably aren't eating - and shares a quick and easy spicy sweet pilaf recipe that will help you reap the health benefits.
16:33
December 11, 2019