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The Real Food and Drinks Lifestyle

The Real Food and Drinks Lifestyle

By Shonda H and Patryce M

A community to talk about nutrition, lifestyle choices, and various practices to help us experience better health. Shonda and Patryce hope to help you build a healthier lifestyle through various conversations and interviews about how real food can inspire us to holistically build a healthier lifestyle. Let's get healthy while keeping it real! Episodes and show notes at realfoodanddrinks.com/category/podcast-episodes
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Podcast Episode 51 - Announcements: Winners and Updates
Podcast Episode 51 - Announcements: Winners and Updates
Show Notes: https://realfoodanddrinks.com/podcast-episode-51-announcements-updates-winners Today we have a few announcements: (1) The winners selected from among those who sent emails or posted comments on the YouTube videos. (2) A new schedule for podcasts and videos Thanks for your support and encouragement! We want to come alongside you, as well, as we all continue moving toward a positive direction to support our healthy lifestyles. If there are any specific ways that we can be of assistance, please contact us through our contact form or send a verbal message through Speakpipe.
04:48
October 06, 2021
Podcast Episode 50 - Be Intentional, Simplify, and Love
Podcast Episode 50 - Be Intentional, Simplify, and Love
Show Notes: https://realfoodanddrinks.com/podcast-episode-50-be-intentional-simplify-and-love In today’s episode, let’s be intentional about putting to practice all the things we’ve learned and discussed during these last 50 episodes. Let focus on being intentional about what we are doing and how we are doing it, by simplifying things and doing them with love. We want to come alongside you, as well, as we all continue moving toward a positive direction to support our healthy lifestyles. If there are any specific ways that we can be of assistance, please contact us through our contact form or send a verbal message through Speakpipe.
29:18
September 01, 2021
Podcast Episode 49 – Top 5 Toxins – Negative Thoughts & Self-Defeating Beliefs (Part 5 of 5)
Podcast Episode 49 – Top 5 Toxins – Negative Thoughts & Self-Defeating Beliefs (Part 5 of 5)
Show Notes: https://realfoodanddrinks.com/podcast-episode-49-top-5-toxins-negative-self-defeating-thoughts-part-5-of-5 Have you considered how our thought life affects our physical and mental health? Our thoughts mold how we see ourselves and the world. Negative thoughts and self-defeating beliefs negatively impact our mental and physical health as well as our relationships. It can lead to moodiness, anxious thoughts, or even anxiety disorders. Today, in Episode 49, Shonda shares some personal areas in her life concerning stress-producing thoughts while Patryce encourages some helpful tips and promises to hold Shonda accountable. Yes, stress is real in all of our lives, let’s tackle our thought-life that can add to the stressful load. Let’s learn how to overcome stress and create a sense of peace. Here is the list of the top 5 toxins that we will be discussing in our podcasts about the “Top 5 Toxins”: Food Water Environment Beauty and personal care products Stress and negative thinking We want to come alongside you, as well, as we all continue moving toward a positive direction to support our healthy lifestyles. If there are any specific ways that we can be of assistance, please contact us through our contact form or send a verbal message through Speakpipe.
15:37
August 25, 2021
Podcast Episode 48 - A Quick Reminder About Stress
Podcast Episode 48 - A Quick Reminder About Stress
Show Notes: https://realfoodanddrinks.com/podcast-episode-48-a-quick-reminder-about-stress Hi. We just want to remind you to take some time out to just breathe (and relax). Taking some time out to just breathe is exactly what we are doing this week. Thus, today’s mini-episode. And come to think of it, we should probably focus an entire episode on ‘just breathing’ and so we probably will. We’ve been working on a series of the top 5 toxins that impact our health. Stress plays a huge role in our health. Stress can be from outside sources such as our environment, various life situations, and even from other people. We definitely need to learn how to deal with these types of stress. We discussed many of these in Episode 1 (Covid-19 and stress) and in Episode 25 (Got Stress? Let’s Deal With It). Yet, another source of stress is the type WE CAUSE through negative thinking and self-defeating beliefs. This type we have control over. We will focus our discussion on these concepts in next week’s Episode 49. In today’s episode, Patryce gives us a brief introduction and reminder for what’s coming your way next week.
03:45
August 18, 2021
Podcast Episode 47 – Top 5 Toxins – Body and Personal Care Products (Part 4 of 5)
Podcast Episode 47 – Top 5 Toxins – Body and Personal Care Products (Part 4 of 5)
Show Notes: https://realfoodanddrinks.com/podcast-episode-47-top-5-toxins-body-and-personal-care-products-part-4-of-5 In podcast episode 47 we discuss specific toxins that are found in our body and personal care products. Yes, we can get a great deal of exposure to toxins in the products that we put on our bodies. Therefore, it’s just as important to take care in choosing these products so that we aren’t overloading our immune systems. Here is the list of the top 5 toxins that we will be discussing in our podcasts about the “Top 5 Toxins”: Food  Water  Environment  Beauty and personal care products  Stress and negative thinking We want to come alongside you, as well, as we all continue moving toward a positive direction to support our healthy lifestyles. If there are any specific ways that we can be of assistance, please contact us through our contact form or send a verbal message through Speakpipe.  
24:46
August 11, 2021
Podcast Episode 46 – Top 5 Toxins – Environmental Toxins (Part 3 of 5)
Podcast Episode 46 – Top 5 Toxins – Environmental Toxins (Part 3 of 5)
Show Notes:  https://realfoodanddrinks.com/podcast-episode-46-top-5-toxins-environmental-toxins-part-3-of-5 In podcast episode 46 we discuss specific toxins that are found in our home – where we live and spend most of our time. We will also discuss how we can detox our homes. It’s important to keep our living environments as toxin-free as possible so that our homes can be a safe haven for detoxing and building up our immune systems. Here is the list of the top 5 toxins that we will be discussing in our podcasts about the “Top 5 Toxins”: Food Water Environment Beauty and personal care products Stress and negative thinking We want to come alongside you, as well, as we all continue moving toward a positive direction to support our healthy lifestyles. If there are any specific ways that we can be of assistance, please contact us through our contact form or send a verbal message through Speakpipe.
26:56
August 04, 2021
Podcast Episode 45 – Top 5 Toxins – Water (Part 2of 5)
Podcast Episode 45 – Top 5 Toxins – Water (Part 2of 5)
To survive our bodies depend on water. Every cell, tissue, and organ in your body needs water to work properly. For example, water helps our bodies maintain their temperature, lubricate our joints, and remove waste (toxins). Today we also look at the importance of our water source and how to avoid toxins in our water, plus other ways to use water for removing toxins from our bodies. Here is the list of the top 5 toxins that we will be discussing in our podcasts about the “Top 5 Toxins”: Food Water Environment Beauty and personal care products Stress and negative thinking Show Notes: https://realfoodanddrinks.com/podcast-episode-45-top-5-toxins-water-part-2-of-5 We want to come alongside you, as well, as we all continue moving toward a positive direction to support our healthy lifestyles. If there are any specific ways that we can be of assistance, please contact us through our contact form or send a verbal message through Speakpipe.
17:31
July 28, 2021
Podcast Episode 44 – The Roles of Food and Water for Removing Toxins
Podcast Episode 44 – The Roles of Food and Water for Removing Toxins
Last week Patryce and I talked about the toxins that may be in our food and how to avoid those toxins. But just as important, in this episode, we want to remind you that the right food and water help to detox our bodies. Here is the list of the top 5 toxins that we will be discussing in upcoming podcasts: Food Water Environment Beauty and personal care products Stress and negative thinking Show Notes: https://realfoodanddrinks.com/podcast-episode-44-the-roles-of-food-and-water-for-removing-toxins We want to come alongside you, as well, as we all continue moving toward a positive direction to support our healthy lifestyles. If there are any specific ways that we can be of assistance, please contact us through our contact form or send a verbal message through Speakpipe.
04:49
July 21, 2021
Podcast Episode 43 – Top 5 Toxins – Food (Part 1 of 5)
Podcast Episode 43 – Top 5 Toxins – Food (Part 1 of 5)
Today we are taking our first deep dive into the top five sources of toxins that can be making us sick. Unfortunately, food is at the top of the list. The very substance that should be keeping us alive and healthy can be the very substance that is making us sick. Here is the list of the top 5 toxins that we will be discussing in upcoming podcasts: Food Water Environment Beauty and personal care products Stress and negative thinking Show Notes: https://realfoodanddrinks.com/podcast-episode-43-top-5-toxins-food-part-1-of-5 We want to come alongside you, as well, as we all continue moving toward a positive direction to support our healthy lifestyles. If there are any specific ways that we can be of assistance, please contact us through our contact form or send a verbal message through Speakpipe.
20:34
July 14, 2021
Podcast Episode 42 - Raw Foods vs. Cooked Foods
Podcast Episode 42 - Raw Foods vs. Cooked Foods
Today the conversation is about raw foods vs. cooked foods. We share an article (see show notes), our experiences, and a few tips. Show Notes: https://realfoodanddrinks.com/podcast-episode-42-raw-foods-vs-cooked-foods We want to come alongside you, as well, as we all continue moving toward a positive direction to support our healthy lifestyles. If there are any specific ways that we can be of assistance, please contact us through our contact form or send a verbal message through Speakpipe.
13:53
July 07, 2021
Podcast Episode 41 - The Goodness of Whole Grains
Podcast Episode 41 - The Goodness of Whole Grains
Hi, it’s Shonda. Today I want to bring to your attention a very interesting website by The Whole Grains Council. The Whole Grains Council is a nonprofit consumer advocacy group working to increase the consumption of whole grains for better health. The WGC’s many initiatives: encourage manufacturers to create delicious whole grain products help consumers to find whole grain foods and understand their health benefits help the media to write accurate, compelling stories about whole grains Let's explore the goodness of grains with the Whole Grains Council. Learn how to find and prepare whole grains for health benefits. Listen in for an overview of this great website which I'm sure you will find useful and informative. See the notes below for the links mentioned in this episode. Show Notes: https://realfoodanddrinks.com/podcast-episode-41-the-goodness-of-whole-grains We want to come alongside you, as well, as we all continue moving toward a positive direction to support our healthy lifestyles. If there are any specific ways that we can be of assistance, please contact us through our contact form or send a verbal message through Speakpipe.
07:32
June 30, 2021
Podcast Episode 40 - The Freshest Vegetables for the Most Nutrients
Podcast Episode 40 - The Freshest Vegetables for the Most Nutrients
Today we discuss ways to get the most nutrient-rich vegetables (and actually fruits, too). Our suggestions include tips for farmers' markets, co-ops, and frozen foods too. We hope this helps you get the most nutrients out of your fresh produce while providing much encouragement to do so. Thanks for joining us today. Show Notes: https://realfoodanddrinks.com/podcast-episode-40-the-freshest-vegetables-for-the-most-nutrients We want to come alongside you, as well, as we all continue moving toward a positive direction to support our healthy lifestyles. If there are any specific ways that we can be of assistance, please contact us through our contact form or send a verbal message through Speakpipe.
15:24
June 23, 2021
Podcast Episode 39 - Why you should eat more leafy greens and how to do so
Podcast Episode 39 - Why you should eat more leafy greens and how to do so
Today let's talk about why you should eat more leafy greens and how to do so. You don't want to miss this one because it includes some key facts, reminders, and pointers about the importance of leafy greens. Listen to the podcast and check below in the show notes for ways to easily add more leafy greens to your diet. Show Notes: https://realfoodanddrinks.com/podcast-episode-39-eat-more-leafy-greens-why-how We want to come alongside you, as well, as we all continue moving toward a positive direction to support our healthy lifestyles. If there are any specific ways that we can be of assistance, please contact us through our contact form or send a verbal message through Speakpipe.
10:55
June 16, 2021
Episode 38 - Resources for The Real Food and Drinks Lifestyle
Episode 38 - Resources for The Real Food and Drinks Lifestyle
Today is to make sure you are available of a few resources that we use to help us maintain a healthy lifestyle.  And in order to provide you with even more help, please take our 3 question survey and let us know exactly what tools and support you are hoping for. Show Notes: https://realfoodanddrinks.com/podcast-episode-38-resources-for-the-real-food-and-drinks-lifestyle We want to come alongside you, as well, as we all continue moving toward a positive direction to support our healthy lifestyles. If there are any specific ways that we can be of assistance, please contact us through our contact form or send a verbal message through Speakpipe.
04:13
June 09, 2021
Episoded 37 - The CDC Warns Against Poor Nutrition
Episoded 37 - The CDC Warns Against Poor Nutrition
On CDC’s website (link in the show notes) there is an article titled “The Harmful Effects of Poor Nutrition.” And the following chronic diseases are listed: Overweight and Obesity, Heart Disease and Stroke, Type 2 Diabetes, Cancer, and Deficits in Brain Function. The information is reported in a very clear manner. But the main question then becomes, who will implement and take action on these items? Show Notes: https://realfoodanddrinks.com/podcast-episode-37-the-cdc-warns-against-poor-nutrition We want to come alongside you, as well, as we all continue moving toward a positive direction to support our healthy lifestyles. If there are any specific ways that we can be of assistance, please contact us through our contact form or send a verbal message through Speakpipe.
30:51
June 02, 2021
Episode 36 - Excuse Busters for a Healthier Lifestyle
Episode 36 - Excuse Busters for a Healthier Lifestyle
We have all made excuses about why we can’t adopt a healthier lifestyle. Today we talk about excuses to eating better and some real steps we can take to overcome those excuses. Yes, you can.  At timestamp 22:35 listen for a special invitation to get your personal recipes 'revamped'. Show Notes: https://realfoodanddrinks.com/podcast-episode-36-excuse-busters-for-a-healthier-lifestyle We want to come alongside you, as well, as we all continue moving toward a positive direction to support our healthy lifestyles. If there are any specific ways that we can be of assistance, please contact us through our contact form or send a verbal message through Speakpipe.
26:29
May 26, 2021
Episode 35 - 9 Ways to Create an Immune Boosting Lifestyle
Episode 35 - 9 Ways to Create an Immune Boosting Lifestyle
Creating an immune-boosting lifestyle is today's topic. Creating a good immune system is key to your health. If you need some ideas about what exactly to implement into your lifestyle, listen in on 9 ways to support your immune system. Show Notes: https://realfoodanddrinks.com/podcast-episode-35-9-ways-to-an-immune-boosting-lifestyle We want to come alongside you, as well, as we all continue moving toward a positive direction to support our healthy lifestyles. If there are any specific ways that we can be of assistance, please contact us through our contact form or send a verbal message through Speakpipe.
25:24
May 19, 2021
Episode 34 - How to Hyper-nourish using Real Foods
Episode 34 - How to Hyper-nourish using Real Foods
Just like in our last podcast (and always), we state that eating as many plants as possible is a good habit to have. In today’s podcast, Patryce and I are bringing you information from Dr. Brooke Goldner about how to hyper-nourish using real foods. I’ve implemented some of these things myself and I noticed an increase in energy that I’ve been experiencing daily. This is a good thing that’s easy to implement, and one that can help you on your journey to wellness. You can hyper-nourish yourself to increased wellness using real foods which will decrease inflammation and begin the healing process. Show Notes: https://realfoodanddrinks.com/podcast-episode-34-hypernourish-using-real-foods We want to come alongside you, as well, as we all continue moving toward a positive direction to support our healthy lifestyles. If there are any specific ways that we can be of assistance, please contact us through our contact form or send a verbal message through Speakpipe.
26:00
May 12, 2021
Episode 33 - How to encourage kids to eat more plants
Episode 33 - How to encourage kids to eat more plants
Eating as many plants as possible is a good habit to have. Starting the habit of eating more plants at a young age is truly a great way to a healthy lifestyle.  Do you have a child that you would like to encourage this way? Listen in on Patryce and Shonda's conversation to discover some helpful tips. Show Notes: https://realfoodanddrinks.com/podcast-episode-33-how-to-encourage-kids-to-eat-more-plants We want to come alongside you, as well, as we all continue moving toward a positive direction to support our healthy lifestyles. If there are any specific ways that we can be of assistance, please contact us through our contact form or send a verbal message through Speakpipe.
22:33
May 05, 2021
Episode 32 - One sure way to upgrade your health
Episode 32 - One sure way to upgrade your health
Ready to upgrade your health? There is one sure and simple way of doing so and Patryce and Shonda discuss this simple idea and give you some practical ways of how to implement this into your lifestyle and why you want to do so. Let’s go back to the basics of eating and preparing food. Show Notes: https://realfoodanddrinks.com/podcast-episode-32-one-sure-way-to-upgrade-your-health We want to come alongside you, as well, as we all continue moving toward a positive direction to support our healthy lifestyles. If there are any specific ways that we can be of assistance, please contact us through our contact form or send a verbal message through Speakpipe.
17:12
April 28, 2021
Episode 31 - Healthy Lifestyle Goals
Episode 31 - Healthy Lifestyle Goals
Perhaps the goal of living a healthy lifestyle has fallen to the wayside. But today you can take simple actions to make improvements for your health and wellness and create a healthier lifestyle that will benefit you. No matter what your age or your current health condition there are actions that can be made to improve your health. Yes, you can take control and create a healthier lifestyle. Show Notes: https://realfoodanddrinks.com/podcast-episode-31-healthy-lifestyle-goals We want to come alongside you, as well, as we all continue moving toward a positive direction to support our healthy lifestyles. If there are any specific ways that we can be of assistance, please contact us through our contact form or send a verbal message through Speakpipe.
17:21
April 21, 2021
Episode 30 - Vegan or Plant-based?
Episode 30 - Vegan or Plant-based?
We've noticed that the terms "vegan" and "plant-based" are being discussed together quite often. Are there differences? If so, what are they? Shonda and Patryce discuss their "take" on these two terms. Show Notes: https://realfoodanddrinks.com/podcast-episode-30-vegan-or-plant-based We want to come alongside you, as well, as we all continue moving toward a positive direction to support our healthy lifestyles. If there are any specific ways that we can be of assistance, please contact us through our contact form or send a verbal message through Speakpipe.
20:44
April 14, 2021
Episode 29 - What's the deal with oils?
Episode 29 - What's the deal with oils?
We really don't need to add oils to our food/diet. Oils add many calories and do not contribute much to our nutrition intake. We can eat a whole sweet potato (including the skin) for the same 100/125 calories that are in just 1 tablespoon of oil.  Because oils lack fiber, it's easy to over-consume them. And regarding salad dressings, there are many alternatives to using oils such as cashews or even beans. These salad dressings are full of flavor and nutrients and many times an additional dose of fiber. which is just what the "doctor ordered". In this episode, we discuss these same items and more. Show notes at https://realfoodanddrinks.com/podcast-episode-29-whats-the-deal-with-oils We want to come alongside you, as well, as we all continue moving toward a positive direction to support our healthy lifestyles. If there are any specific ways that we can be of assistance, please contact us through our contact form or send a verbal message through Speakpipe. We also invite you to share your perspectives with us. We may use your message in an upcoming episode, therefore, please leave your name if you would like it to be noted during the podcast. Leave an email address if you would like a personal response or feel free to use the contact form.
15:60
April 07, 2021
Episode 28 - Healthy Food Habits
Episode 28 - Healthy Food Habits
Let's talk about habits. It's springtime. And this is just a good time to think about new beginnings. Have you thought about how important developing good habits are to facilitating living a healthy lifestyle...more specifically, good, healthy food habits? Show notes at https://realfoodanddrinks.com/podcast-episode-28-healthy-food-habits We want to come alongside you, as well, as we all continue moving toward a positive direction to support our healthy lifestyles. If there are any specific ways that we can be of assistance, please contact us through our contact form or send a verbal message through Speakpipe. We also invite you to share your perspectives with us. We may use your message in an upcoming episode, therefore, please leave your name if you would like it to be noted during the podcast. Leave an email address if you would like a personal response or feel free to use the contact form.
13:14
March 31, 2021
Episode 27 - How to Create A Healthy Relationship with Food
Episode 27 - How to Create A Healthy Relationship with Food
There are many possibilities of ways that we can have a toxic relationship with food and for many reasons. So what is having a healthy relationship with food and drinks about? Show notes at https://realfoodanddrinks.com/podcast-episode-27-a-healthy-relationship-with-food We want to come alongside you, as well, as we all continue moving toward a positive direction to support our healthy lifestyles. If there are any specific ways that we can be of assistance, please contact us through our contact form or send a verbal message through Speakpipe. We also invite you to share your perspectives with us. Send us a recorded message through Speakpipe. We may use your message in an upcoming episode, therefore, please leave your name if you would like it to be noted during the podcast. Leave an email address if you would like a personal response or feel free to use the contact form.
26:56
March 24, 2021
Episode 26 - Praying for a Peaceful Lifestyle
Episode 26 - Praying for a Peaceful Lifestyle
At the end of Episode 25 (Got Stress? Let’s Deal With It), we decided it was important to talk about prayer. Prayer is very helpful in dealing with stress because it gives us direction and purpose as we seek God for help. So today we're talking about daily prayer and we touch a bit on prayer and fasting. Show notes at https://realfoodanddrinks.com/podcast-episode-26-praying-for-a-peaceful-lifestyle We want to come alongside you, as well, as we all continue moving toward a positive direction to support our healthy lifestyles. If there are any specific ways that we can be of assistance, please contact us through our contact form or send a verbal message through Speakpipe. We also invite you to share your perspectives with us. Send us a recorded message through Speakpipe. We may use your message in an upcoming episode, therefore, please leave your name if you would like it to be noted during the podcast. Leave an email address if you would like a personal response or feel free to use the contact form.
25:45
March 17, 2021
Episode 25 - Got Stress? Let's Deal With It
Episode 25 - Got Stress? Let's Deal With It
In Episodes 21 thru 23, we discussed tips from Stormie Omartian's book, "Greater Health God's Way' about how making simple food choices can become healthy food goals. Yet, today, we thought it just as important to discuss stress and how stress can affect our healthy goals overall. We also talk about what we can do about stress. Many of these points come from Chapter 1 which is titled "Peaceful LIving". Show notes at https://realfoodanddrinks.com/podcast-episode-25-got-stress-lets-deal-with-it We want to come alongside you, as well, as we all continue moving toward a positive direction to support our healthy lifestyles. If there are any specific ways that we can be of assistance, please contact us through our contact form or send a verbal message through Speakpipe.
19:42
March 10, 2021
Episode 24 – Health Coaching & Cooking Lessons from Nurse Deitra
Episode 24 – Health Coaching & Cooking Lessons from Nurse Deitra
Today Deitra Dennis and Shonda have a conversation about Deitra’s journey to a plant-based lifestyle. She is a Registered Nurse and National Board-Certified Health and Wellness Health Coach who has a heart to help others live at their optimal health. After the death of a young patient, she began her path to take her nursing care from the bedside to the sidelines as a health coach and the table side as a nutrition/cooking instructor. Deitra’s new journey is one of dedication to educate and empower her clients to sustain a healthy lifestyle. Show notes at https://realfoodanddrinks.com/podcast-episode-24-health-coaching-cooking-lessons-from-a-nurse We want to come alongside you, as well, as we all continue moving toward a positive direction to support our healthy lifestyles. If there are any specific ways that we can be of assistance, please contact us through our contact form or send a verbal message through Speakpipe.
36:13
March 03, 2021
Episode 23 - Making Simple Food Choices (Part 3 of 3)
Episode 23 - Making Simple Food Choices (Part 3 of 3)
Today we complete the discussion of the 15 helpful hints from the pure food chapter in Stormie Omartian's book "Greater Health God's Way". Today's hints 11-15.  We want to come alongside you, as well, as we all continue moving toward a positive direction to support our healthy lifestyles. If there are any specific ways that we can be of assistance, please contact us through our contact form or send a verbal message through Speakpipe. Show notes at https://realfoodanddrinks.com/podcast-episode-23-making-simple-food-choices
16:42
February 24, 2021
Episode 22 - Making Simple Food Choices (Part 2 of 3)
Episode 22 - Making Simple Food Choices (Part 2 of 3)
Hi, this is Shonda and I'm back to continue the discussion from Episode 21. Patryce and I were discussing 15 helpful hints from the pure food chapter in Stormie Omartian's book "Greater Health God's Way". We only discussed hints 1 - 5 and so here I will be sharing with you hints 6 - 10 and giving a bit of my input and thoughts. Stay tuned for tips 10 – 15 in a future episode. (See show notes below for more information about the book. We want to come alongside you, as well, as we all continue moving toward a positive direction to support our healthy lifestyles. If there are any specific ways that we can be of assistance, please contact us through our contact form or send a verbal message through Speakpipe. Show notes at https://realfoodanddrinks.com/podcast-episode-22-making-simple-food-choices
13:14
February 17, 2021
Episode 21 - Making Simple Food Choices (Part 1 of 3)
Episode 21 - Making Simple Food Choices (Part 1 of 3)
In today’s episode, we discuss helpful hints and tips when making food choices. We found these tips in Stormie Omartian’s book, “Greater Health God’s Way”. The main goal is to eat pure food (or real food is the term we like to use). In episode 21, we discuss tips 1 – 5. Stay tuned for tips 6 – 15 in a future episode. We want to come alongside you, as well, as we all continue moving toward a positive direction to support our healthy lifestyles. If there are any specific ways that we can be of assistance, please contact us through our contact form or send a verbal message through Speakpipe. Show notes at https://realfoodanddrinks.com/podcast-episode-21-making-simple-food-choices
19:31
February 10, 2021
Episode 20 - Dairy Alternatives
Episode 20 - Dairy Alternatives
In today's episode, we discuss dairy alternatives for milk, cheeses, yogurts, snacks, salad dressings, cookies, and ice cream. Wow! There are many places where we can make substitutes that will lower our cholesterol and fat intake and allow us to avoid antibiotics and hormones in our food choices. We share store-bought and homemade options for most of these categories. We want to come alongside you, as well, as we all continue moving toward a positive direction to support our healthy lifestyles. If there are any specific ways that we can be of assistance, please contact us through our contact form or send a verbal message through Speakpipe. Show notes at https://realfoodanddrinks.com/podcast-episode-20-dairy-alternatives
29:52
February 03, 2021
Episode 19 - Eat More Fiber
Episode 19 - Eat More Fiber
We need at least 40 grams of fiber. The more the better. But  97% of Americans do not even eat 40 grams. In today's podcast, we dive more in-depth into how and why we should be eating more fiber. We also list 10 high-fiber foods that can easily be incorporated into our diets.  This episode is a spin-off of the Video, "3 Major Reasons to Add More Fiber | Improve Your Health This New Year!" (The video link is listed below in the show notes.) We want to come alongside you, as well, as we all continue moving toward a positive direction to support our healthy lifestyles. If there are any specific ways that we can be of assistance, please contact us through our contact form or send a verbal message through Speakpipe. Show notes at https://realfoodanddrinks.com/podcast-episode-19-eat-more-fiber
24:02
January 27, 2021
Episode 18 - Health Concerns About Dairy
Episode 18 - Health Concerns About Dairy
Wondering what health concerns there are surrounding dairy? If so, then the facts that we discuss regarding dairy are sure to interest you.  We share some of our personal experiences while discussing a fact sheet that was released by The Physician's Committee for Responsible Medicine.  We want to come alongside you, as well, as we all continue moving toward a positive direction to support our healthy lifestyles. If there are any specific ways that we can be of assistance, please contact us through our contact form or send a verbal message through Speakpipe. Show notes at https://realfoodanddrinks.com/podcast-episode-18-health-concerns-about-dairy
31:18
January 20, 2021
Episode 17 - It's Time To Heal (Part 2) - A Message from Patryce
Episode 17 - It's Time To Heal (Part 2) - A Message from Patryce
Perhaps you have realized that it's time to heal. Have you thought about really taking the time to get to know yourself in 2021? When we reflect on who we are we can begin to make the changes necessary to become who we want to be. Taking care of our body and mind are important steps in this process and finding a community to support you along the way is an integral part also. Patryce shares some important thoughts on these matters with the hopes of inspiring and encouraging you along the way in this new year. Happy New Year to each and every one of you! In light of COVID, let's make sure that we have a robust immune system and then share that knowledge with others. We want to come alongside you, as well, as we all continue moving toward a positive direction to support our healthy lifestyles. If there are any specific ways that we can be of assistance, please contact us through our contact form or send a verbal message through Speakpipe. Show notes at https://realfoodanddrinks.com/podcast-episode-17-its-time-to-heal-a-message-from-patryce
11:46
January 13, 2021
Episode 16 - It's Time To Heal (Part 1) - A Message from Shonda
Episode 16 - It's Time To Heal (Part 1) - A Message from Shonda
I didn’t want to ignore that it’s a new year and that many are looking to make health improvements. It is really a great time to do so because it will be more likely that you can find someone else to join you while you help encourage one another on the journey. It’s Time to Heal especially due to COVID-19. For this reason, we must try to be our healthiest and strengthen our immune systems. We want to come alongside you, as well, as we all continue moving toward a positive direction to support our healthy lifestyles. If there are any specific ways that we can be of assistance, please contact us through our contact form or send a verbal message through Speakpipe. Show notes at https://realfoodanddrinks.com/podcast-episode-16-its-time-to-heal-a-message-from-shonda
08:39
January 06, 2021
Episode 15 - New Year - A look back, but let's keep moving towards health
Episode 15 - New Year - A look back, but let's keep moving towards health
We take a look at where we started, long before this year. Today is simply a reality check. That's all...no worries. Let's just make sure we all keep moving towards heath. We share some of our favorite memories of past eating habits, some of which you might relate to in your past or even present. Yet, we discuss how we have replaced the foods that needed replacing and why we did so. Need a dose of inspiration? How about a dose of laughter?  Proverbs 17:22 says "A joyful heart is good medicine." Show notes at https://www.realfoodanddrinks.com/podcast-episode-15-new-year-a-look-back-but-lets-keep-moving-towards-health
45:27
December 30, 2020
Episode 14 - Immunity - The Second 'B' and the 'S' in G-BOMBS
Episode 14 - Immunity - The Second 'B' and the 'S' in G-BOMBS
'B' is for berries and 'S' is for seeds/nuts in the acronym G-BOMBS. Today we wrap up the G-BOMBS Series. We talk about our favorite seeds, nuts, and berries and share ideas about how you can incorporate these foods into your diet. Stay tuned for our challenge at the very end. G-BOMBS defined: G = Greens, B = Beans, O = Onions, M = Mushrooms, B = Berries, and S = Seeds. Show notes at https://realfoodanddrinks.com/podcast-episode-14-immunity-the-second-b-and-the-s-in-g-bombs
15:48
December 23, 2020
Episode 13 - Immunity - The 'O' and 'M' in G-BOMBS
Episode 13 - Immunity - The 'O' and 'M' in G-BOMBS
'O' is for onions and 'M's is for mushrooms in the acronym G-BOMBS. Using onions and mushrooms in preparing our foods not only adds great flavors but are also healthy ways to support our immune system. G-BOMBS defined: G = Greens, B = Beans, O = Onions, M = Mushrooms, B = Berries, and S = Seeds. See the show notes at https://realfoodanddrinks.com/podcast-episode-13-immunity-oandm-in-g-bombs for specific references including additional ideas, tips, and recipes.
21:30
December 16, 2020
Episode 12 - Immunity - The first 'B' in G-BOMBS
Episode 12 - Immunity - The first 'B' in G-BOMBS
Today we discuss the first 'B' IN G-BOMBS which stands for BEANS! We talk about some of our favorite beans (including tofu), how we prepare them, and their health benefits. Stay tuned for all the episodes. G-BOMBS defined: G = Greens, B = Beans, O = Onions, M = Mushrooms, B = Berries, and S = Seeds. Show notes at https://realfoodanddrinks.com/podcast-episode-12-immunity-the-first-b-in-g-bombs
32:42
December 09, 2020
Episode 11 - Immunity - The 'G' in G-BOMBS
Episode 11 - Immunity - The 'G' in G-BOMBS
”G-BOMBS” is an acronym that you can use to remember the best anti-cancer, health-promoting foods on the planet. These are the foods that you should eat every day, making up a significant proportion of your diet. They are extremely effective at preventing chronic disease, including cancer, and promoting health and longevity. (Quoted by Dr. Joel Fuhrman) Today we discuss the 'G' IN G-BOMBS which stands for GREENS! We talk about some of our favorite greens, how we prepare them, and their health benefits.  Stay tuned for all the episodes. G-BOMBS defined: G = Greens, B = Beans, O = Onions, M = Mushrooms, B = Berries, and S = Seeds. Show notes at https://realfoodanddrinks.com/podcast-episode-11-immunity-g-in-g-bombs
19:32
December 02, 2020
Episode 10 - Happy Thanksgiving and Gratefulness
Episode 10 - Happy Thanksgiving and Gratefulness
Today we just want to provide you with encouragement by reiterating what Real Food is all about. Thank you for being a listener (or viewer) of these podcast series. We are grateful to have you as part of our community. Happy Thanksgiving!   Show notes at https://realfoodanddrinks.com/podcast-episode-10-happy-thanksgiving-gratefulness
14:60
November 25, 2020
Episode 9 - Real Solutions for Covid
Episode 9 - Real Solutions for Covid
We truly had a REAL discussion about Covid-19 today. We discuss how we keep hearing about the number counts around the virus and that a vaccine will be available soon. BUT, we think it's important to talk about other solutions available to us. And, of course, these solutions are focused on our food (real vs fake/chemical-laden), health, and even our doctors. Show notes at https://realfoodanddrinks.com/podcast-episode-9-real-solutions-to-covid
34:60
November 18, 2020
Episode 8 - Thanksgiving Holiday Meal Planning
Episode 8 - Thanksgiving Holiday Meal Planning
Perhaps you are worried about keeping to your health goals during this Holiday season? Or perhaps you just need a starting point? Today, we have a conversation about what we have planned for our Thanksgiving meals.  We reminisce about what we use to eat and discuss ways to make the same dishes, just in a healthier way. Thanksgiving meals don't have to look that much different than what you remember from your childhood and years of the past. Listen in on our meal planning, recipes, and how we intend to make it work with other family members who may eat a bit differently. All the recipes are shared in the show notes at https://realfoodanddrinks.com/podcast-episode-8-thanksgiving-meal-planning to help you stick to your health goals.
20:52
November 11, 2020
Episode 7 - Sugar - Let's be more intentional
Episode 7 - Sugar - Let's be more intentional
This is a continuation of the previous podcast concerning sugar. Let's be more intentional about our sugar intake by reviewing our cravings, the consequences of eating too much sugar, and noticing foods that contain hidden sugars. In this episode, we focus on REFINED sugar. Refined sugar has the ability to boost our cravings for more sugar. It's important to think past the sugar rush and sugar pleasures in order to help to control our sugar intake.  Show notes: https://realfoodanddrinks.com/podcast-episode-7-sugar-lets-be-more-intentional Previous podcast: https://anchor.fm/realfoodanddrinks/episodes/Sugar---The-Holidays-and-Your-Immune-System-elm52o
28:45
November 04, 2020
Episode 6 - Sugar - The Holidays and Your Immune System
Episode 6 - Sugar - The Holidays and Your Immune System
The discussion today is about how sugar affects your immune system. As we enter into the Holiday season, sugar seems to take center stage beginning with Halloween. The temptation to overload on sugar continues through Christmas and really doesn't subside until Valentine's day. Have you thought about the impact that sugar has on your immune system? This is something that everyone should consider and this year especially since our immune system will likely have to confront Covid-19. Some suggestions will be presented on how to cut back on sugar and there will be more information posted in the show notes at https://realfoodanddrinks.com/podcast-episode-6-sugar-the-holidays-and-your-immune-system.
18:22
October 28, 2020
Episode 5 - A Conversation with the Younger Generation
Episode 5 - A Conversation with the Younger Generation
In this episode, Shonda has a conversation with the person who inspired her to begin the podcast. This person is of the younger generation and gives an insight into how he views real food and its challenges, yet how he also recognizes its necessity if one desires to live a healthy lifestyle. Show notes at https://realfoodanddrinks.com/podcast-episode-5-a-conversation-with-the-younger-generation
19:50
October 21, 2020
Episode 4 - Immunity - Water (Drinking and Bathing)
Episode 4 - Immunity - Water (Drinking and Bathing)
Welcome back to our Immunity Series. Today, more than ever, it's important to take care of your immune system, so today let's look into how making good water decisions can benefit you. Perhaps you have never truly thought about the importance of water and specifically water as an important nutrient. We hope to encourage you to take a deeper look into the water you are drinking and the water you are bathing in.  Show notes at https://realfoodanddrinks.com/podcast-episode-4-immunity-water-drinking-and-bathing
18:48
July 26, 2020
Episode 3 - Immunity - Drinking Teas
Episode 3 - Immunity - Drinking Teas
This is the first in our "Immunity Series" of podcasts. In this episode, we have a discussion about how drinking teas can help boost our immune systems. Tune in to learn a few interesting facts about herbal teas vs. the common tea varieties.  Note: Future podcasts will not only include foods that boost our immune systems but various lifestyle practices that we can implement also. Show notes at https://realfoodanddrinks.com/podcast-episode-3-immunity-drinking-teas
18:33
July 03, 2020
Episode 2 - What is real food and what are real drinks?
Episode 2 - What is real food and what are real drinks?
Have you ever thought about food as being "real" or "not real"? In this episode Shonda and Patryce discuss the many aspects of what real food and real drinks are. How to identify real foods from the grocery store. We also discuss some suggestions on how you might begin to make small, incremental steps to benefit your health journey and we share our health journeys with you. Let’s get empowered together to make real food choices that can benefit us all. We invite you to listen and share your perspectives with us too. Show notes at https://realfoodanddrinks.com/podcast-real-food-drinks
33:36
June 21, 2020
Episode 1 - Covid-19 and Stress
Episode 1 - Covid-19 and Stress
Shonda and Patryce share their personal perspectives regarding Covid-19 with the Real Food and Drinks Lifestyle Community. This episode also includes discussions on how they individually deal with stress.  Show notes and more information at https://realfoodanddrinks.com/podcast-covid-19-and-stress.
20:30
June 06, 2020
Podcast Trailer
Podcast Trailer
This community's hosts, Shonda and Patryce, introduce The Real Food and Drinks Lifestyle Podcast Trailer.
00:36
May 31, 2020