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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
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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
December 2, 2020
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
November 25, 2020
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
November 18, 2020
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 to help you stick to your health goals.
November 11, 2020
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: Previous podcast:
November 4, 2020
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 . References:
October 28, 2020
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
October 21, 2020
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. 
July 26, 2020
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.
July 3, 2020
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.
June 21, 2020
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 will be available at the Real Food and Drinks Website.
June 6, 2020
Podcast Trailer
This community's hosts, Shonda and Patryce, introduce The Real Food and Drinks Lifestyle Podcast Trailer.
May 31, 2020