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Spot On!

By Dr. Joan Salge Blake

Welcome to Spot On! hosted by Dr. Joan Salge Blake, Author, Media Expert, and Nutrition Professor at Boston University.

Spot On! covers timely nutrition, health, and wellness topics along with offering accurate and practical information in an entertaining format. The guests are experts in the their fields, ready to cut through media hype and misinformation, to provide you will advice that is, well, Spot On!
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Eating Back To Our Roots
Eating Back To Our Roots
Maya Feller, RDN, author, ABC Good Morning America nutritionist, author of "Eating Back To Our Roots," discusses why we need to not only eat and cook the way our grandmothers did, but the way EVERYONE's grandmother did.
24:45
January 25, 2023
Season 8 Recap
Season 8 Recap
And that's a wrap! Here is the recap of Season 8 covering everything from bulking up on protein to finding out the latest dope about dopamine. We want to thank all of our listeners for subscribing to Spot On! and contributing to over 135,000 plays to-date! We couldn't have done it without you.
09:55
December 14, 2022
Is Health #Misinformation Making Us Sick?
Is Health #Misinformation Making Us Sick?
Over 80% of Americans say they often or sometimes get news, including health information from a smartphone, computer or tablet.  Unfortunately, there is so much health #misinformation and #disinformation in this space that have been shown to have dangerous results.  Health advocate guru, Tim Caulfield, explains how to protect yourself.
31:56
November 30, 2022
What's The Dope On Dopamine?
What's The Dope On Dopamine?
Dopamine is the neurotransmitter involved in reward processing in the brain as it promotes pleasure. Unfortunately, can also dopamine feed into addictive behaviors including the overuse of social media. Dr. Anna Lembke, the author of Dopamine Nation give us the latest dope on dopamine. #Fascinating
28:13
November 16, 2022
What Really Is A Sustainable Diet?
What Really Is A Sustainable Diet?
While consuming a sustainable diet is becoming more popular among consumers, do you really know what eating sustainably really means when it comes to your lifestyle habits?  You may be very surprised.
39:54
November 02, 2022
The Latest On Food Allergies
The Latest On Food Allergies
About 32 million people have food allergies in the US, with over 10% of them occurring in adults.  Tune in to learn more about food allergies and the latest research on preventing one of major allergies that occurs among children. 
30:50
October 19, 2022
Should Your Hair Go On A Diet?
Should Your Hair Go On A Diet?
You diet and lifestyle can have a significant impact on your hair.  In this episode, Dr. Nicole Rogers enlightens us on on the connection.  #Fascinating
30:52
October 05, 2022
Prediabetes: The Latest Problem Among Young Adults
Prediabetes: The Latest Problem Among Young Adults
Approximately 96 million American adults—more than 1 in 3—have prediabetes and about 20% of these folks are young adults.  This episodes takes a deep dive into what prediabetes is and how to reduce your risk.
47:58
September 22, 2022
Do You Need To Beef Up on Protein to Bulk Up?
Do You Need To Beef Up on Protein to Bulk Up?
Leslie Bonci, RD, Sports Dietitian for the NFL Kansas City Chiefs, sets the record straight on how much protein you need to consume daily for healthy muscle mass.  It's more than just that amount you consume; it's also about the quality and timing of your protein intake.  Tune in to hear the latest.
27:46
September 08, 2022
Season 7 Recap
Season 7 Recap
And that's a wrap!  Here is the recap of Season 7 covering everything from added sugars to how your diet may be impacting your mental health.  We want to thank all of our listeners for subscribing to Spot On! and contributing to over 115,000 plays to-date!  We couldn't have done it without you.   Thank you for listening! Find us on Social: www.facebook.com/SpotOnDrJSB/ www.instagram.com/spot_on_podcast/ twitter.com/joansalgeblake
10:40
May 11, 2022
The Not So Sweet News About Added Sugars
The Not So Sweet News About Added Sugars
We are consuming approximately 17 teaspoons of added sugars daily. No, I am not kidding.  Researcher Dr. Michael Goran and author of Sugarproof Kids will enlighten you on how added sugars affect your health, where to find them in your diet, and what strategies you can use to ratchet down your sweet tooth. It's a sweet listen. Thank you for listening! Find us on Social: www.facebook.com/SpotOnDrJSB/ www.instagram.com/spot_on_podcast/ twitter.com/joansalgeblake
34:06
April 27, 2022
Don't Get Scammed!
Don't Get Scammed!
If you're answering your phone, reading your emails and text messages, or using social media, you're a target for scammers. Consumer Reports, Investigative reporter, Octavio Blanco, joined me to discuss how to stop a scam and protect yourself. This episode is fascinating and a must listen to! Thank you for listening! Find us on Social: www.facebook.com/SpotOnDrJSB/ www.instagram.com/spot_on_podcast/ twitter.com/joansalgeblake
37:30
April 13, 2022
One Person's Trash Is Another Person's Dinner: #StopFoodWaste
One Person's Trash Is Another Person's Dinner: #StopFoodWaste
We are throwing over 130 Billion pounds of edible foods annually in the trash can. Seriously?? We might as well just mosey up to the landfill, open our wallets, and toss $10 and $20 in the pile of rubbish as we are wasting our hard earned money by tossing out edible food. Rosanne Rust, RDN, author of Zero Waste Cooking, shares with us tips on how to effectively shop, prepare, and store food so that you don’t waste it. This episode will give the inspiration to #StopFoodWaste and save yourself tons of money. Thank you for listening! Find us on Social: www.facebook.com/SpotOnDrJSB/ www.instagram.com/spot_on_podcast/ twitter.com/joansalgeblake
37:53
March 30, 2022
Why Your Diet Should Include SMASH
Why Your Diet Should Include SMASH
Should your diet include SMASH foods?  The answer is YES if you want to live longer and healthier.  Our guest speaker, Maya Feller, RDN, and nutrition expert for Good Morning America, is here to answer all of your questions about SMASH, which are specific fish you should be eating, and how to get them in your diet.   Thank you for listening! Find us on Social: www.facebook.com/SpotOnDrJSB/ www.instagram.com/spot_on_podcast/ twitter.com/joansalgeblake
29:54
March 16, 2022
Are Halo Foods Really Angelic?
Are Halo Foods Really Angelic?
We are continually hearing in the media about trendy foods that that sound healthy but the question is: are they really as angelic as they sound? In this episode, Skylar Griggs, RDN, sets us straight on how to spot foods that do or do not live up to their hype.   Thank you for listening! Find us on Social: www.facebook.com/SpotOnDrJSB/ www.instagram.com/spot_on_podcast/ twitter.com/joansalgeblake
28:54
March 03, 2022
Is CBD Help Or Hype?
Is CBD Help Or Hype?
This episode is geared to answering all the questions you may have on CBD.  Janice Newell Bissex, RDN and Holistic Cannabis Practitioner, and professor of cannabis therapy at John Patrick University School of Integrative & Functional Medicine join me to help us understand the world of CBD, also referred to as cannabis, and what the latest research is telling us about its potential health benefits. Thank you for listening! Find us on Social: www.facebook.com/SpotOnDrJSB/ www.instagram.com/spot_on_podcast/ twitter.com/joansalgeblake
35:41
February 16, 2022
Is Your Diet Making You Depressed?
Is Your Diet Making You Depressed?
Would you change your diet if it can improve your mental health? Evidence suggests certain dietary patterns containing specific nutrients can reduce symptoms of some of the most common mental health disorders. We have invited our recurring guest, Toby Amidor, on SpotOn! to share with us her expertise on mental health nutrition. For the past 13 years, she has been the nutrition expert for FoodNetwork.com, and a founding contributor to their Healthy Eats Blog. You would not want to miss out on this episode. --- Thank you for listening! Find us on Social: www.facebook.com/SpotOnDrJSB/ www.instagram.com/spot_on_podcast/ twitter.com/joansalgeblake
25:52
February 02, 2022
Goodbye Booze. Hello Mocktails
Goodbye Booze. Hello Mocktails
A healthier drinking option with a similar experience and lots of fun? Yes, please! We have been seeing a trend in the Sober Curious Movement so we're starting off Season 7 with Goodbye Booze, Hello Mocktails with Diana Licalzi, RDN, and author of the book,  Mocktail Party.  She tells us why many folks are looking to Rethink Their Drink, yet still have a festive time partying. --- Thank you for listening! Find us on Social: www.facebook.com/SpotOnDrJSB/ www.instagram.com/spot_on_podcast/ twitter.com/joansalgeblake
26:12
January 20, 2022
Season 6 Recap
Season 6 Recap
Wrapped! It was another successful season thanks to our amazing experts and the Spot On! team. Have a wonderful holiday season with your loved ones. Stay safe and stay healthy.  Love, Spot On! --- Thank you for listening! Find us on Social: www.facebook.com/SpotOnDrJSB/ www.instagram.com/spot_on_podcast/ twitter.com/joansalgeblake
09:52
December 23, 2021
Fermented Foods: Why You Should Be Eating Kombucha, Kimchi, and Kirfer
Fermented Foods: Why You Should Be Eating Kombucha, Kimchi, and Kirfer
Fermented foods are not only delicious but also gut-healthy. Dr. Christopher Gardner is here to share with us about some of his >25 years-research, examining what to eat and what to avoid for optimal health. He holds a PhD in Nutrition Science and is a Professor of Medicine at Stanford. Most recently his research interests have expanded to include studying the effects of diet on the gut microbiome and immune function. He published a landmark study on this topic in 2021 in the journal Cell with microbiologist colleagues Drs. Justin and Erica Sonnenburg from Stanford. Listen now and see what you can do to take care of your gut microbiome.  --- Thank you for listening! Find us on Social: www.facebook.com/SpotOnDrJSB/ www.instagram.com/spot_on_podcast/ twitter.com/joansalgeblake
37:09
December 16, 2021
What is Intuitive Eating?
What is Intuitive Eating?
Is Intuitive Eating the key to a balanced nutrition plan? Our guest today, Elyse Resch, MS, RDN is a nutritionist therapist with 39 years of experience, specializing in eating disorders, Intuitive Eating, and Heath at Every Size. Through her work with the prevention and healing of eating disorders, Elyse will guide us as we learn to love our own bodies. Let's discover our connection with food and ways we can improve this relationship to stay healthy. --- Thank you for listening! Find us on Social: www.facebook.com/SpotOnDrJSB/ www.instagram.com/spot_on_podcast/ twitter.com/joansalgeblake
34:19
December 01, 2021
The Latest Buzz About Caffeine
The Latest Buzz About Caffeine
85% of Americans have at least one caffeinated beverage every day. What does this do to our health? Caitlin Dow, PhD who is a Senior Nutrition Scientist at the Center for Science in the Public Interest is joining us on this episode to explain the different perspectives on caffeine and its effects on our bodies.  Listen now and get in the buzz. --- Thank you for listening! Find us on Social: www.facebook.com/SpotOnDrJSB/ www.instagram.com/spot_on_podcast/ twitter.com/joansalgeblake
36:46
November 09, 2021
You Are What Your Grandparents Ate. Seriously?
You Are What Your Grandparents Ate. Seriously?
Your diet matters as it influences future generations. What? Find out why you are what your grandparents ate through this week's discussion with Judith Finlayson, a bestselling author who has written books on a variety of subjects, from personal well-being and women’s history to developmental science. She is a former national newspaper columnist for The Globe and Mail,  and magazine journalist, she is also the author of over a dozen cookbooks.  Tune in now and take charge of your future.  --- Thank you for listening! Find us on Social: www.facebook.com/SpotOnDrJSB/ www.instagram.com/spot_on_podcast/ twitter.com/joansalgeblake
34:09
October 28, 2021
The Future of Food: Makes Steaks, Eggs, and Dairy From Plants
The Future of Food: Makes Steaks, Eggs, and Dairy From Plants
Plant-based protein is a must-try as it is gradually becoming the new food staple for a healthy and balanced diet.  Sharyn Murray, a Senior Investor Engagement Specialist at The Good Food Institute came on SpotOn! to share her expertise from working for GFI, the leading nonprofit and think-tank within the alternative protein industry. GFI exists to make the global food system better for people, the planet, and animals by identify the most effective solutions, mobilize resources and talent, and empower partners across the food system to make alternative proteins accessible, affordable, and delicious. Listen now to find out more about this exciting trend! --- Thank you for listening! Find us on Social: www.facebook.com/SpotOnDrJSB/ www.instagram.com/spot_on_podcast/ twitter.com/joansalgeblake
29:03
October 14, 2021
Did We Drink Our Way Through the Pandemic?
Did We Drink Our Way Through the Pandemic?
The pandemic has had a “shadow epidemic” of mental health and substance use problems. Surveys are showing that a significant chunk of the population increased their drinking during the pandemic, and these patterns are likely to continue, leading to predictable poor health consequences. David Jernigan, PhD will be joining us on this episode to discuss alcohol problems and strategies to reduce them, especially after the pandemic. Dr. Jernigan is also the scientific chair and serves on the board of the Global Alcohol Policy Alliance. He has written more than 140 peer-reviewed journal articles and contributed chapters to seven books on alcohol issues. Tune in to find out what you can do to combat this ongoing issue.  --- Thank you for listening! Find us on Social: www.facebook.com/SpotOnDrJSB/ www.instagram.com/spot_on_podcast/ twitter.com/joansalgeblake
28:05
September 30, 2021
Should You Eat Breakfast Like A King And Dinner Like A Pauper?
Should You Eat Breakfast Like A King And Dinner Like A Pauper?
Is a large breakfast beneficial for your health? What is the secret behind portion control? To kick off Season 6 of Spot On!, we are welcoming back Sangeeta Pradhan who is the Diabetes Program Coordinator of Charles River Medical Associates and is currently the Chair of the Central Massachusetts Dietetic Association. Sangeeta is a sought-after professional speaker, a guest blogger for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics’ “Food and Nutrition” magazine, and India New England News’ nutrition columnist. Listen now to learn more about our body's master clock, insulin sensitivity, and eating patterns.  --- Thank you for listening! Find us on Social: www.facebook.com/SpotOnDrJSB/ www.instagram.com/spot_on_podcast/ twitter.com/joansalgeblake
33:34
September 16, 2021
Season 5 Recap
Season 5 Recap
A recap to wrap up Season 5! Thank you for listening and we are excited to the launch of Season 6. --- Thank you for listening! Find us on Social: www.facebook.com/SpotOnDrJSB/ www.instagram.com/spot_on_podcast/ twitter.com/joansalgeblake
17:40
April 29, 2021
What's New With Intermittent Fasting?
What's New With Intermittent Fasting?
How can we reap the dual benefits of intermittent fasting? Joining us today is Sangeeta Pradhan, a Registered Dietitian and Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist, is the Diabetes Program Coordinator of Charles River Medical Associates, and is currently the Chair of the Central Massachusetts Dietetic Association. Sangeeta is a sought-after professional speaker, a guest blogger for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics’ “Food and Nutrition” magazine, and India New England News’ nutrition columnist. You would not want to miss out on this episode.  --- Thank you for listening! Find us on Social: www.facebook.com/SpotOnDrJSB/ www.instagram.com/spot_on_podcast/ twitter.com/joansalgeblake
23:45
April 22, 2021
What the Heck is the Microbiome?
What the Heck is the Microbiome?
Gut health is not another health fad, the hype is here to stay! Dr. Noel Mueller is coming on Spot On! to talk about the world of the microbiome and its connection with our wellness. Dr. Noel has published over 80 articles on the etiology, prevention or treatment of chronic diseases. He has also co-authored a book chapter in Nutrition and Type 2 Diabetes: Etiology and Prevention. You would be amazed by what is living in your gut. --- Thank you for listening! Find us on Social: www.facebook.com/SpotOnDrJSB/ www.instagram.com/spot_on_podcast/ twitter.com/joansalgeblake
25:22
April 15, 2021
The Dating Game
The Dating Game
What do the labels on your foods tell you? This week on Spot On!, Bonnie Taub-Dix, MA,RDN,CDN, joins us to explain the meaning behind food labels. Bonnie is a media personality, media trainer, spokesperson, motivational speaker, journalist, and corporate and brand consultant. She is a Health & Wellness Contributor for sites like TODAY.com and US News & World Report and you’ll find her expert quotes in thousands of interviews on all media platforms.   Listen now to find out more.  --- Thank you for listening! Find us on Social: www.facebook.com/SpotOnDrJSB/ www.instagram.com/spot_on_podcast/ twitter.com/joansalgeblake
25:33
April 08, 2021
Eat to Beat Stress
Eat to Beat Stress
How can you make changes to your diet to reduce stress? Harvard trained psychiatrist and nutrition specialist, Dr. Uma Naidoo founded and directs the first hospital-based Nutritional Psychiatry Service in the US. She is the Director of Nutritional and Lifestyle Psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) & Director of Nutritional Psychiatry at MGH Academy while serving on the faculty at Harvard Medical School. Listen now to hear Dr. Uma's expertise on ways to beat stress with food.  --- Thank you for listening! Find us on Social: www.facebook.com/SpotOnDrJSB/ www.instagram.com/spot_on_podcast/ twitter.com/joansalgeblake
26:39
April 01, 2021
Cooking for Two or Just YOU!
Cooking for Two or Just YOU!
With the right strategies and recipes, cooking can be less laborious for you. This week on Spot On!, registered dietitian and cookbook author Rosanne Rust - MS RDN, is sharing many tips for people to save time while cooking healthy balanced meals at home. Rosanne is an internationally recognized nutrition expert and author, blogger and truth-seeker, who focuses on helping people set realistic health goals. She crafts expert food and nutrition messages for consumers helping turn confusion into clarity, and mistrust into confidence. Make once, eat twice is the secret to cooking for two or just you. Listen now to find out more. --- Thank you for listening! Find us on Social: www.facebook.com/SpotOnDrJSB/ www.instagram.com/spot_on_podcast/ twitter.com/joansalgeblake
25:53
March 25, 2021
Setting the Record Straight on Sugar Substitutes
Setting the Record Straight on Sugar Substitutes
Sugar substitutes often get a bad reputation, but can they be better alternatives to excess sugar? Our guest for this week, Hope Warshaw, MMSc, RD, CDCES, BC-ADM, has been a dietitian for over forty years and certified diabetes care and education specialist for nearly as many. She has especially been engaged in the topic of helping people reduce their intake of added sugars with the use of low- and no-calorie sweeteners for many years. Listen now to identify the myths and facts on sugar substitutes. --- Thank you for listening! Find us on Social: www.facebook.com/SpotOnDrJSB/ www.instagram.com/spot_on_podcast/ twitter.com/joansalgeblake 
24:56
March 17, 2021
In Tune With Your Immune System
In Tune With Your Immune System
A holistic approach to taking care of the immune system does not include "immune-boosting" promises. Nationally recognized media registered dietitian, Ginger Hultin MS RDN, came on Spot On! to talk about how our diets influence our immune systems. Ginger owns Seattle-based integrative nutrition practices, Champagne Nutrition, and Seattle Cancer Nutritionist where she helps clients optimize their health and wellness with an integrative approach. Tune in now to find out what can you do to support your natural immune system the right way. --- Thank you for listening! Find us on Social: www.facebook.com/SpotOnDrJSB/ www.instagram.com/spot_on_podcast/ twitter.com/joansalgeblake
22:31
March 11, 2021
Top 10 Most Googled Diets
Top 10 Most Googled Diets
Health is a lifestyle, not another diet. Yet, here are the top 10 most Googled diets that promise to make quick fixes.  Keri Gans, MS, RDN, CDN joins us on Spot On! to explain how you should look to science to help you make nutrition decisions for long-term wellness. Keri is a registered dietitian nutritionist, certified yoga teacher, and author of The Small Change Diet. Keri is the host and creator of The Keri Report podcast, blog, and newsletter where she conveys her no-nonsense and fun approach to living a healthy lifestyle without any gimmicks. You would not want to miss this episode, listen now. --- Thank you for listening! Find us on Social: www.facebook.com/SpotOnDrJSB/ www.instagram.com/spot_on_podcast/ twitter.com/joansalgeblake
26:19
March 04, 2021
Crafty Food Marketing to Dudes
Crafty Food Marketing to Dudes
The past, present, and future of food media: who we are, who we want to be, and who we can be. Through her book called "Diners, Dudes, and Diets: How Gender and Power Collide in Food Media and Culture", Emily Contois hopes to empower people to be critical consumers of food media. Emily is a researcher, writer, and university professor on the topics of food, bodies, health, and our identities in media and popular culture. Moreover, she has appeared on CBS This Morning, BBC Ideas, and Ugly Delicious on Netflix.  Listen now to understand how marketing messages related to food can impact our relationships with food. --- Thank you for listening! Find us on Social: www.facebook.com/SpotOnDrJSB/ www.instagram.com/spot_on_podcast/ twitter.com/joansalgeblake
26:34
February 25, 2021
Can You Really Be Healthy at Any Size?
Can You Really Be Healthy at Any Size?
Marci Evans came on today's Spot On! episode to discuss an alternative approach to dietary behavior change that emphasizes healthful behaviors instead of weight loss called "Health At Every Size". As a Certified Eating Disorder Registered Dietitian and Supervisor and certified Intuitive Eating Counselor, Marci has dedicated her career to counseling, supervising, and teaching in the field of eating disorders for over a decade. Listen now to learn about the philosophy behind this approach.  --- Thank you for listening! Find us on Social: www.facebook.com/SpotOnDrJSB/ www.instagram.com/spot_on_podcast/ twitter.com/joansalgeblake
23:27
February 18, 2021
How News Can Confuse
How News Can Confuse
How can we make better sense of the information we receive in a world of uncertainty? Timothy Caulfield has returned on Spot On! to share his experience in searching for a vaccine against misinformation. He is a Canada Research Chair in Health Law and Policy, a Professor in the Faculty of Law and the School of Public Health, and Research Director of the Health Law Institute at the University of Alberta. Tim has won numerous academic and writing awards and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada and the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences. You would not want to miss out on this episode so tune in now.  --- Thank you for listening! Find us on Social: www.facebook.com/SpotOnDrJSB/ www.instagram.com/spot_on_podcast/ twitter.com/joansalgeblake
26:34
February 11, 2021
Should You Be Taking Supplements?
Should You Be Taking Supplements?
Do you really need to take supplements and how much is enough? Can vitamins fix a poor diet? This week on Spot On!, we have Elizabeth Ward, MS, RDN joining us to share her expertise on vitamin and mineral supplements. Elizabeth is an award-winning nutrition communicator, writer, and recipe developer. As a spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics for nine years, Ward was featured in hundreds of print and broadcast interviews, including CNN, U.S. News & World Report, The New York Times, and The Boston Globe.  She has appeared on The Today Show and The Dr. Oz Show and was a regular guest on Boston 25 Morning News for six years. --- Thank you for listening! Find us on Social: www.facebook.com/SpotOnDrJSB/ www.instagram.com/spot_on_podcast/ twitter.com/joansalgeblake
24:37
February 04, 2021
Weight Loss: Myths and Facts
Weight Loss: Myths and Facts
Welcome to another season of Spot On! To start off Season 5, we are thrilled to have Dr. Caitlin Dow return to debunk the biggest myths about weight loss. Are some weight loss tips you keep hearing over and over again science-based? Tune in to find out. --- Thank you for listening! Find us on Social: www.facebook.com/SpotOnDrJSB/ www.instagram.com/spot_on_podcast/ twitter.com/joansalgeblake
22:59
January 28, 2021
Season 4 Recap
Season 4 Recap
Season 4 is a wrap! This recap is a compilation of all the episodes released for Spot On! Season 4. You would not want to miss all the amazing tips from our lovely guests.  We appreciate your continuous support. --- Thank you for listening! Find us on Social: www.facebook.com/SpotOnDrJSB/ www.instagram.com/spot_on_podcast/ twitter.com/joansalgeblake
22:08
December 10, 2020
Hunger On Campus - Skipping Meals to Save Money
Hunger On Campus - Skipping Meals to Save Money
Many college students don't get enough to eat. Consequently, food insecurity on campus negatively affects students' health and academic performance.  To tackle this issue, Dr. Laura Frank, Ph.D. has shared with us her expertise in combating food insecurity and food waste, especially among college students. Dr. Laura is a licensed dietitian nutritionist and PA Licensed Psychologist. She is also the director of La Salle University's food pantry called the Basket. Tune in to learn about important resources and what you can do to combat this issue. --- Thank you for listening! Find us on Social: www.facebook.com/SpotOnDrJSB/ www.instagram.com/spot_on_podcast/ twitter.com/joansalgeblake
27:36
December 03, 2020
What Should Be in Every Athlete's Kitchen?
What Should Be in Every Athlete's Kitchen?
The secret formula that will improve your workout performance is G + P. Trusted by sports athletes from all over the world, sports nutritionist Nancy Clark, RD shares with Spot On! listeners the winning sports diet. Nancy has worked with various athletes including members of the Boston Celtics and the Boston Red Sox.  Listen now to learn why G + P is so important, especially if you want to make the most out of your workouts. --- Thank you for listening! Find us on Social: www.facebook.com/SpotOnDrJSB/ www.instagram.com/spot_on_podcast/ twitter.com/joansalgeblake
25:32
November 19, 2020
Should We Ditch Eating Processed Foods?
Should We Ditch Eating Processed Foods?
Prepare to be surprised by the facts behind processed foods. Here is a hint: it's all about the food quality and how we are eating these foods. We are delighted to have America's Favorite Food Scientist, Dr. Taylor Wallace, PhD, CFS, FACN, joining us on this episode. As the founder of the Think Healthy Group, Dr. Taylor is dedicated to providing his research-based knowledge of food science to everyday Americans. You will also recognize him as a regular guest on the Dr. Oz Show.  Listen now to understand what processed foods are all about. --- Thank you for listening! Find us on Social: www.facebook.com/SpotOnDrJSB/ www.instagram.com/spot_on_podcast/ twitter.com/joansalgeblake
29:05
November 12, 2020
How to Hack Your Way to Better Sleep?
How to Hack Your Way to Better Sleep?
This episode is all about the science behind sleep and how reframing your attitude toward sleep can improve your overall wellbeing.  Our expert in sleep health, Dr. Michael Grandner, PhD, MTR, has joined us today to reveal how your perception of your health does not accurately reflect the truth. The sooner you prioritize sleeping like having a balanced diet, the longer you will stay healthy physically and mentally. Dr. Michael is the Director of the Sleep and Health Research Program at the University of Arizona and Director of the Behavioral Sleep Medicine Clinic at the Banner-University Medical Center.  Tune in to this episode to start investing in your sleep health now. --- Thank you for listening! Find us on Social: www.facebook.com/SpotOnDrJSB/ www.instagram.com/spot_on_podcast/ twitter.com/joansalgeblake
36:36
November 05, 2020
Is Anxiety the New Normal?
Is Anxiety the New Normal?
You are not the only one in the world feeling anxious right now due to the impacts of Covid-19 and the current social climate. According to a survey conducted by the American Psychological Association, nearly 1 in 5 adults reported that they feel more stressed at this time than it was last year. In the hope of helping more people overcome this crisis together, Dr. Dori Hutchinson, Sc. D. returns to Spot On! to give us more strategies on how to take better care of our mental health. Dr. Dori is the Director of Services at Boston University Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation. She was one of our special guests on the "Quarantined Series" from season 3.  Listen to this episode now to start applying Dr. Dori's tips on managing anxiety in your daily life.  --- Thank you for listening! Find us on Social: www.facebook.com/SpotOnDrJSB/ www.instagram.com/spot_on_podcast/ twitter.com/joansalgeblake
28:11
October 29, 2020
The Untold Story of Obesity
The Untold Story of Obesity
Obesity is not simply a matter of willpower and overeating is not the culprit of obesity. Media dietitian Lauren Pincus, MS, RDN is here to tell the untold story of obesity.  As an expert in weight management and prediabetes, Lauren has worked with celebrities, major corporations, charitable organizations, and schools. She emphasizes the current issue of weight bias and reveals why obesity is not the result of poor choices.  Listen now to hear the story of obesity that must be told. --- Thank you for listening! Find us on Social: www.facebook.com/SpotOnDrJSB/ www.instagram.com/spot_on_podcast/ twitter.com/joansalgeblake
25:45
October 22, 2020
The Flip Side of Plant-Based Burgers
The Flip Side of Plant-Based Burgers
Are plant proteins really the perfect alternative to animal proteins? Did you know that some plant proteins are missing certain amino acids that the body needs? Lindsay Moyer, MS, RDN has joined us in this episode to reveal the good and bad of plant-based burgers. Lindsay is a Registered Dietician and the Senior Nutritionist for Nutrition Action Healthletter. Tune in to learn different ways you can do make plant proteins the healthier way to go. --- Thank you for listening! Find us on Social: www.facebook.com/SpotOnDrJSB/ www.instagram.com/spot_on_podcast/ twitter.com/joansalgeblake
22:31
October 15, 2020
Undetected and Untreated: Male Eating Disorders
Undetected and Untreated: Male Eating Disorders
Eating disorder was once invisible to David Proctor, BSc, MSc, a Terrier who became the first collegiate athlete in New England to run a sub-4-minute mile.  As David is training for his 5th consecutive Olympic trials in 2020, he came on SpotOn! to share his story of living through and recovering from disordered eating.  Joining David today is one of our very own BU Sargent professor, Dr. Paula Quatromoni, DSc, RD who is an expertise in eating disorders and sports nutrition.  --- Thank you for listening! Find us on Social: www.facebook.com/SpotOnDrJSB/ www.instagram.com/spot_on_podcast/ twitter.com/joansalgeblake
32:56
October 08, 2020
Toss That Sponge! (And Other Food Safety Tips)
Toss That Sponge! (And Other Food Safety Tips)
Your dishes might not be as clean as you think. When was the last time you sanitize that kitchen sponge? How to prevent food poisoning in your kitchen? Caitlin Dow, Ph.D. came on SpotOn! to bust common myths about food safety. As a Senior Nutritionist at the Center in the Public Interest, Caitlin has published many articles on various topics including food safety, cannabis, exercise trends, food waste, and personalized nutrition based on scientific evidence and interviews from experts. Tune in to find out the truth behind "best by" date, leftovers, hand sanitizer, and more. --- Thank you for listening! Find us on Social: www.facebook.com/SpotOnDrJSB/ www.instagram.com/spot_on_podcast/ twitter.com/joansalgeblake
19:56
October 01, 2020
How a Patriot Player Tackles His Finances
How a Patriot Player Tackles His Finances
New England Patriot's Joejuan Williams reveals his secrets to making smart choices on SpotOn! As a professional American football athlete, Joejuan shows grit and resilience not only during each gameplay but also in life. He has been mindful of handling money at a young age and the years of saving have inspired investing.  Listen to learn Joejuan's money-saving tips and hacks! --- Joejuan's app recs: Stash Acorn --- Thank you for listening! Find us on Social: www.facebook.com/SpotOnDrJSB/ www.instagram.com/spot_on_podcast/ twitter.com/joansalgeblake Support SpotOn!: https://anchor.fm/spoton/support
23:07
September 24, 2020
Eat Your Way to Clear Skin
Eat Your Way to Clear Skin
Does dairy break you out? Can chocolate clog your pores? 30 to 40% percent of adults - especially females - suffer from acne. Research tells us it’s often linked to diet. We’re chatting with Dr. Patricia Farris, a dermatologist and professor at Tulane University, to talk about how which foods cause acne, and which make you glow! Dr. Farris was also a guest on Episode 15: Is Diet the New Botox? Find us on social: facebook.com/SpotOnDrJSB/ instagram.com/spot_on_podcast/ twitter.com/joansalgeblake youtube.com/channel/UCdMO-hmXqo0A-FXW-3t5nyw
25:16
September 17, 2020
Fast (& Healthy) Foods
Fast (& Healthy) Foods
If fast foods can be healthy, would you eat them more often?  Nationally recognized registered dietitian nutritionist Amy Gorin is here to help us make healthier choices at fast-food restaurants. Listen to this episode now for tips on ordering healthy meals that are convenient and budget-friendly.  Find us on social: facebook.com/SpotOnDrJSB/ instagram.com/spot_on_podcast/ twitter.com/joansalgeblake youtube.com/channel/UCdMO-hmXqo0A-FXW-3t5nyw
23:07
September 10, 2020
How to Sneak More Fruits and Veggies into Your Day
How to Sneak More Fruits and Veggies into Your Day
Today on Spot On!, Farm Girl Chef Elisabeth Watkins is here to share insights on the connection between the agriculture and the culinary world. As the 6th generation cattle rancher and farmer and the winner of Food Network’s Chopped Junior, Watkins talks about agriculture misinformation and reveals tips to sneak in extra fruits and vegetables in your regular diet. Learn more about Farm Girl Chef: https://www.farmgirlchef.us Thanks for listening to Spot On! Find us on social: facebook.com/SpotOnDrJSB/ instagram.com/spot_on_podcast/ twitter.com/joansalgeblake youtube.com/channel/UCdMO-hmXqo0A-FXW-3t5nyw
27:52
September 03, 2020
Season Three Recap
Season Three Recap
To wrap up season 3 (!!!), we compiled our favorite snippets from throughout the season -  from exploring coffee's health benefits to learning the science of humor. This recap will give you a taste of each episode, so you can go back to the ones that spark your interest. Thank you so much for sticking with us - we'll see you soon for season 4! Find us on social: facebook.com/SpotOnDrJSB/ instagram.com/spot_on_podcast/ twitter.com/joansalgeblake youtube.com/channel/UCdMO-hmXqo0A-FXW-3t5nyw
27:37
May 21, 2020
41: Quarantined - Why You Should be Laughing
41: Quarantined - Why You Should be Laughing
Today on Spot On!, we’re talking humor! Laughter benefits us physically and emotionally. We have on Peter McGraw, an expert in emotions and behavioral economics, to teach us how humor works and why we should laugh more. Learn more about Peter: https://www.petermcgraw.org/ I’m Not Joking Podcast: https://www.petermcgraw.org/podcasts/im-not-joking/ Thanks for listening to Spot On! Find us on social: facebook.com/SpotOnDrJSB/ instagram.com/spot_on_podcast/ twitter.com/joansalgeblake youtube.com/channel/UCdMO-hmXqo0A-FXW-3t5nyw
19:28
May 14, 2020
40: Quarantined - Do Good to Feel Good
40: Quarantined - Do Good to Feel Good
Today on Spot On!, we’re talking to author Elizabeth Svoboda about how helping others, even in small ways, can boost your mood and help you cope. Check out Elizabeth’s article: https://greatergood.berkeley.edu/article/item/helping_others_can_help_you_cope_with_lockdown Check out her books: https://elizabethsvoboda.com/books/ Thank you for listening! Find us on Social: www.facebook.com/SpotOnDrJSB/ www.instagram.com/spot_on_podcast/ twitter.com/joansalgeblake youtube.com/channel/UCdMO-hmXqo0A-FXW-3t5nyw
19:31
May 07, 2020
39: Quarantined - Flattening the Coronavirus SCAM Curve
39: Quarantined - Flattening the Coronavirus SCAM Curve
From bogus cures to fake home testing kits, American consumers are losing tens of millions of dollars to Covid-19-related frauds. As the pandemic continues to impact the country, people are more vulnerable than ever to misinformation.   How can we protect ourselves from getting scammed? To answer this question, we brought on Timothy Caulfield, a professor of health law & science policy and TV host. Check out Tim Caulfield’s Twitter: twitter.com/CaulfieldTim Tim's NBC article: https://www.nbcnews.com/think/opinion/dr-oz-s-hydroxychloroquine-advocacy-seduces-trump-coronavirus-wellness-woo-ncna1185596 Tim's book, The Science of Celebrity: https://www.amazon.ca/dp/0735239770 Tim's upcoming book, Relax, Dammit!: https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B086H3G6WB/ __________ Thank you for listening! Find us on Social: www.facebook.com/SpotOnDrJSB/ www.instagram.com/spot_on_podcast/ twitter.com/joansalgeblake
25:43
April 30, 2020
38: Quarantined - Manage Your Mental Health
38: Quarantined - Manage Your Mental Health
Today on Spot On!, we’re talking to Dr. Dori Hutchinson about how to care for your mental health after your routine has been completely disrupted. She’ll teach us how to manage anxiety and why we should practice self-acceptance. Dr. Hutchinson helps students and adults who live with serious mental health conditions to develop the critical functional skills and supports they need to live well, study well, work well and love well.  She spent the last two decades working directly in college mental health and college suicide prevention. ::::: Thank you for listening! Find us on Social: www.facebook.com/SpotOnDrJSB/ www.instagram.com/spot_on_podcast/ twitter.com/joansalgeblake
18:02
April 23, 2020
37: Quarantined - Tackling Boredom
37: Quarantined - Tackling Boredom
Itching for a new activity or hobby to take on? Today on Spot On! college student Abby Gross shares her favorite ways to keep busy at home.  Check out Abby's HerCampus article: https://www.hercampus.com/school/bu/five-ways-stay-busy-your-own ::::: Thank you for listening! Find us on Social: www.facebook.com/SpotOnDrJSB/ www.instagram.com/spot_on_podcast/ twitter.com/joansalgeblake
11:37
April 16, 2020
36: Quarantined - How to Stay Active
36: Quarantined - How to Stay Active
Being stuck at home doesn’t mean you have to stop moving. Today on Spot On! we’re talking to Kate Durant from the Boston University Fitness and Recreation Center. An accomplished athlete (with an Ironman under her belt), Kate is a certified personal trainer and knows how to get people in shape. Kate teaches us how to incorporate some physical activity into our lives, even as we’re hunkered down. Check out the Boston University FitRec website: https://www.bu.edu/fitrec/about/blog/ ::::: Thank you for listening! Find us on Social: www.facebook.com/SpotOnDrJSB/ www.instagram.com/spot_on_podcast/ twitter.com/joansalgeblake
22:26
April 09, 2020
SpotOn! Trailer
SpotOn! Trailer
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00:42
April 05, 2020
35: Quarantined - How to Survive in the Kitchen
35: Quarantined - How to Survive in the Kitchen
What foods should you stock up on? Is it safe to eat fresh produce amid the Covid-19 outbreak? In the first episode of our Quarantine series, we're talking to registered dietitian and recipe developer Toby Amidor to learn how to maintain a nutritious diet during a global pandemic.  Check out Toby Amidor Nutrition for recipes and information about her fantastic cookbooks: https://tobyamidornutrition.com/ Find her on Twitter and Instagram @tobyamidor ::::: Thank you for listening! Find us on Social: www.facebook.com/SpotOnDrJSB/ www.instagram.com/spot_on_podcast/ twitter.com/joansalgeblake
18:27
April 02, 2020
34: From the Archives - Frozen Food
34: From the Archives - Frozen Food
This week on Spot On!, we're revisiting the topic of frozen food from Season 2. As people across the country limit their trips to the grocery store, frozen food is seeing a resurgence.  ::::: Frozen foods and frozen meals get a bad rep, but could they actually have the same or MORE nutritional value than fresh foods? Nutritionist Heather Mangieri joins us to explain how frozen foods are created and what you can stock up on. ::::: Thank you for listening! Find us on Social: www.facebook.com/SpotOnDrJSB/ www.instagram.com/spot_on_podcast/ twitter.com/joansalgeblake Support Spot On!: https://anchor.fm/spoton/support
22:30
March 26, 2020
33: From the Archives - Meditating Your Way through College
33: From the Archives - Meditating Your Way through College
This week on Spot On!, we're revisiting the topic of meditation. We're re-releasing an episode from Season 1 that we hope can help you find mental stability and clarity with everything that is going on in the world.   ::::: Dr. Joan Salge Blake speaks with Dr. Ilana Licht, PhD and Molly Pelletier about why and how you can easily add meditation to your life. ::::: Thank you for listening! Find us on Social: www.facebook.com/SpotOnDrJSB/ www.instagram.com/spot_on_podcast/ twitter.com/joansalgeblake Support Spot On!: https://anchor.fm/spoton/support
32:32
March 19, 2020
32: Supermodel & Dietitian Maye Musk on Overcoming Adversity
32: Supermodel & Dietitian Maye Musk on Overcoming Adversity
This week, we're joined by Maye Musk — supermodel, supermom, and registered dietitian. A lot goes wrong in life, even when you have a plan. Maye takes us through her life journey, and explains how she triumphed through adversity, raised successful children (including Kimbal, Tosca, and Elon Musk), and worked on her own career as a dietitian and model. Be sure to check out Maye's new book, A Woman Makes a Plan: http://bit.ly/2KiWMGh ::::: Follow Maye on Twitter @mayemusk You can also find her on Instagram @mayemusk ::::: Thank you for listening! Find us on Social: www.facebook.com/SpotOnDrJSB/ www.instagram.com/spot_on_podcast/ twitter.com/joansalgeblake Support Spot On!: https://anchor.fm/spoton/support
31:20
March 05, 2020
31: Sex in the Dark with Dr. Sophie Godley
31: Sex in the Dark with Dr. Sophie Godley
There’s more to sexual health than condoms and the pill. In this episode of Spot On! we’re talking with Boston University Professor Sophie Godley, DrPH, MPH. Dr. Godley answers all the questions we’ve been too embarrassed to ask: Do I need a condom? I think I have an STD - What should I do? Do I need the HPV vaccine? We'll also touch on fertility and learn why Dr. Godley thinks that the pill is the worst birth control option for young women! ::::: Thank you for listening! Find us on Social: www.facebook.com/SpotOnDrJSB/ www.instagram.com/spot_on_podcast/ twitter.com/joansalgeblake Support Spot On!: https://anchor.fm/spoton/support
31:17
February 27, 2020
30: How the Environment Affects Your Food and Health Choices: Live with Dr. Sandro Galea
30: How the Environment Affects Your Food and Health Choices: Live with Dr. Sandro Galea
| About This Episode | What's the difference between health and healthcare? Is obesity a choice?  In this episode, we talk with world-renowned public health expert Dr. Sandro Galea. Dr. Galea is a physician, epidemiologist, and professor and dean at the Boston University School of Public Health.  Dr. Galea talks about global health misconceptions and how our individual healths are deeply intertwined. He teaches us how we can build a world that cultivates health for all. ::::: Check out Dr. Galea's book, Well: https://www.amzn.com/0190916834/ Learn more about Dr. Galea: https://www.sandrogalea.org/ He's also on Twitter! https://twitter.com/sandrogalea ::::: Thank you for listening! Find us on Social: www.facebook.com/SpotOnDrJSB/ www.instagram.com/spot_on_podcast/ twitter.com/joansalgeblake Support Spot On!: https://anchor.fm/spoton/support
31:40
February 20, 2020
29: Eat to Beat the Cold and Flu
29: Eat to Beat the Cold and Flu
| About This Episode | Can a zinc lozenge cure a cold? What about chicken noodle soup? This week on SpotOn!, NYC-based RD Jackie London will cover everything we've been wondering about immunity. Does dairy make us congested? Can honey heal a sore threat? We also learn what to eat to boost our immune system and help stop a cold in its tracks. Jackie is the head of Nutrition & Wellness at ww (formerly Weight Watchers), and author of Dressing on the Side (and Other Diet Myths Debunked). Thank you for listening! Find us on Social: www.facebook.com/SpotOnDrJSB/ www.instagram.com/spot_on_podcast/ twitter.com/joansalgeblake Support Spot On!: https://anchor.fm/spoton/support
38:56
February 13, 2020
28: The Hidden Health Benefits of Coffee
28: The Hidden Health Benefits of Coffee
| About This Episode | Is your coffee addiction (ahem, habit) bad for your health? Or, do the benefits of coffee outweigh the pitfalls? This week on SpotOn!, we're talking with author Elizabeth Ward, MS, RD. Elizabeth will tell us everything we've been wondering about our favorite pick-me-up — including its impact on sleep, hazards, and how to avoid caffeine withdrawal headaches. Bonus: Can you guess how many coffee shops line the 1.5 mile stretch of Boston University's campus? Listen to find out! Thank you for listening! Find us on Social: www.facebook.com/SpotOnDrJSB/ www.instagram.com/spot_on_podcast/ twitter.com/joansalgeblake Support Spot On!: https://anchor.fm/spoton/support
31:18
February 06, 2020
27: Studying Abroad - Should You Start Packing?
27: Studying Abroad - Should You Start Packing?
| About This Episode | Looking for a new way to spice up your resume while learning about another culture? Today, we're learning how to make this decision from two study abroad veterans: Boston University student Brandy Moser, and Ilse Damkoehler, who works with BU Study Abroad. They'll share their valuable knowledge and teach us how to choose the right program for you! Thank you for listening! Find us on Social: www.facebook.com/SpotOnDrJSB/ www.instagram.com/spot_on_podcast/ twitter.com/joansalgeblake Support Spot On!: https://anchor.fm/spoton/support
24:37
January 30, 2020
26: How to Set (and Stick to) Your Healthy Resolutions
26: How to Set (and Stick to) Your Healthy Resolutions
| About This Episode | Setting a New Year’s resolutions is easy. Keeping it is hard. We're kicking off season 3 with Keri Gans, MS, RD, author of The Small Change Diet: 10 Steps for a Thinner You. Keri will teach us how to set — and actually keep — our healthy resolutions. With proper planning and small steps, anyone can start fresh! Thank you for listening! Check out The Keri Report: https://kerigansny.com/the-keri-report/ Find us on Social: www.facebook.com/SpotOnDrJSB/ www.instagram.com/spot_on_podcast/ twitter.com/joansalgeblake Support Spot On!: https://anchor.fm/spoton/support
30:51
January 23, 2020
Season Two Recap
Season Two Recap
| About This Episode | Season two is officially complete! In this recap episode, we have taken clips from each segment this season to give you an overview that will leave you wanting more. Listen to this episode to hear some quick tips then go back and listen to episodes that intrigue you.  We are so thankful for our Spot On! listeners, and we cannot wait for season three!  Thank you for listening to Spot On! Find us on Social: http://www.facebook.com/SpotOnDrJSB/ http://www.instagram.com/spot_on_podcast/ http://twitter.com/joansalgeblake Support SpotOn!: https://anchor.fm/spoton/support
23:14
December 12, 2019
25: Thrifting: In with the Old, Out with the New
25: Thrifting: In with the Old, Out with the New
| About This Episode | It's good for your wallet, the environment, and your wardrobe. This week on Spot On! we're talking thrifting with Jessica Vuong. Jessica is a recent college grad who wants to help us reduce our carbon footprint by shopping second-hand. This episode is chock full of tips for anyone who wants to save money, shop sustainably, and thrive in the thrift store! Check out Jessica's guide to thrifting on FreshU: https://bit.ly/2P7AFDK Thank you for listening to Spot On! Find us on Social: http://www.facebook.com/SpotOnDrJSB/ http://www.instagram.com/spot_on_podcast/ http://twitter.com/joansalgeblake Support SpotOn!: https://anchor.fm/spoton/support
29:34
December 05, 2019
24: To Snack or Not to Snack
24: To Snack or Not to Snack
| About This Episode | This week on Spot On! we're talking snacks. Americans love to snack, but we're not snacking smartly. The most popular snacks? Chips and chocolate. On this week's episode, we talk with Rachel Paul, PhD, RD, of the College Nutritionist. Listen to find out the reasons behind why we snack, and how we can choose snacks that are healthy, delicious, and convenient. Thank you for listening to Spot On! Check out Rachel on Instagram @collegenutritionist Find us on Social: www.facebook.com/SpotOnDrJSB/ www.instagram.com/spot_on_podcast/ twitter.com/joansalgeblake Support Spot On!: https://anchor.fm/spoton/support This episode is sponsored by Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast
28:47
November 21, 2019
23: Why You Need to Hug a Farmer
23: Why You Need to Hug a Farmer
| About This Episode | Do you trust farmers to have your best interest and health in mind?  Leah McGrath, a dietitian for almost 25 years, does! Leah has spent the last eight years visiting farms of all types and sizes.  This week Leah joins us on Spot On! to talk about what actually happens at farms, and why everyone should hug a farmer.  Enjoy this episode of Spot On! and don't forget to subscribe and like our Facebook page! Thank you for listening! www.facebook.com/SpotOnDrJSB/ www.instagram.com/spot_on_podcast/ twitter.com/joansalgeblake (11/14 Disclaimer: "Why You Should Hug a Farmer" had a technical issue that is now fixed. If the episode automatically downloaded for you, you can re-download the correct version on iTunes or wherever you listen to Spot On! We apologize for the inconvenience and hope you enjoy the episode!)
34:09
November 14, 2019
22: The Crazy Cash You Can Save with Coupons
22: The Crazy Cash You Can Save with Coupons
| About This Episode | Can coupons really save you money, or are they just a waste of time? This week on Spot On!, we are joined by Joanie Demer of the Krazy Coupon Lady. Joanie and her partner, Heather Wheeler, built the Krazy Coupon Lady to help save you money using coupons with their FREE app! Listen to find out more about how to easily save money on groceries, restaurants, and more.  Enjoy this episode of Spot On! and don't forget to subscribe and like our Facebook page! Thank you for listening! www.facebook.com/SpotOnDrJSB/ www.instagram.com/spot_on_podcast/ twitter.com/joansalgeblake
49:10
November 07, 2019
21: Milking Almonds? Navigating Plant-Based Milks
21: Milking Almonds? Navigating Plant-Based Milks
| About This Episode | Oat milk, almond, coconut, soy... are you dizzy yet?  This week on Spot On! we are joined by Jill Castle, Registered Dietitian & Pediatric Nutritionist. Jill gave us insight into how these plant-based milks are made, and how they stack up nutritionally to traditional cow's milk. Want to know which milk is best for your lifestyle? Tune in to find out! Enjoy this episode of Spot On! and don't forget to subscribe and like our Facebook page! Thank you for listening! www.facebook.com/SpotOnDrJSB/ www.instagram.com/spot_on_podcast/ twitter.com/joansalgeblake
28:37
October 31, 2019
20: Time to Break Your Love Affair with Bottled Water
20: Time to Break Your Love Affair with Bottled Water
| About This Episode | Thinking beyond the concern of plastic used for bottled water, do you actually know what you're drinking? Where does this water come from? Is it safe, or can it more dangerous than using the tap? This week on Spot On!, we are joined by Ryan Felton, an Investigative Reporter from Consumer Reports. Ryan has years of experience as an investigative reporter, and he has spent the past year writing and reporting the truth about bottled water. Check out his article: https://www.consumerreports.org/bottled-water/should-we-break-our-bottled-water-habit/ Enjoy this episode of Spot On! and don't forget to subscribe and like our Facebook page! Thank you for listening! www.facebook.com/SpotOnDrJSB/ www.instagram.com/spot_on_podcast/ twitter.com/joansalgeblake
35:35
October 24, 2019
19: Why Trendy Frozen Meals Need To Be In Your Freezer
19: Why Trendy Frozen Meals Need To Be In Your Freezer
| About This Episode | Is fresh food really best? Frozen foods and frozen meals get a bad rep, but could they actually have the same or MORE nutritional value than fresh foods? Nutritionist Heather Mangieri joins us this week on Spot On! to explain how frozen foods are created, and if you should stock your freezer with them or keep them out. Enjoy this episode of Spot On! and don't forget to subscribe and like our Facebook page! Thank you for listening! www.facebook.com/SpotOnDrJSB/ www.instagram.com/spot_on_podcast/ twitter.com/joansalgeblake
22:30
October 17, 2019
18: The Hidden Truth About Clean Eating
18: The Hidden Truth About Clean Eating
| About This Episode | The trend of clean eating has gone beyond the notion of eating fresh fruits and vegetables to a dangerous place.  This week we are joined by Dr. Paula Quatromoni, the Chair of the Department of Health Sciences and Associate Professor of Nutrition and Epidemiology at Boston University. She also has clinical expertise in a variety of areas including sports nutrition and eating disorders. Dr. Quatromoni is here to give you the clean facts about clean eating Enjoy this episode of Spot On! and don't forget to subscribe and like our Facebook page! Thank you for listening!  www.facebook.com/SpotOnDrJSB/ www.instagram.com/spot_on_podcast/ twitter.com/joansalgeblake
35:39
October 10, 2019
17: Why Do I Miss My Pet More than My Parents
17: Why Do I Miss My Pet More than My Parents
| About This Episode | Ever wonder why you miss your pets more than your parents at college? Well, there might be a way to help that while reducing your stress too! THERAPY DOGS! This week we invited Cara Guenthur and her adorable therapy dog, Otis, to the studio for more information about therapy dogs and how they can help people in college and in the workplace! Enjoy this episode of Spot On! and don't forget to subscribe and like our Facebook page! Thank you for listening! www.facebook.com/SpotOnDrJSB/ www.instagram.com/spot_on_podcast/ twitter.com/joansalgeblake
27:36
October 03, 2019
16: Beginner's Guide to Meal Prep
16: Beginner's Guide to Meal Prep
| About This Episode |  Does meal prep intimidate you? Where should you even begin? And why is everyone obsessed with it?  This week on Spot On! we explain everything a beginner should know about meal prep to be the most successful, including what NOT to do. We welcome back Toby Amidor, MS RD CDN, an expert on meal prep! Shes the author of the best-selling cookbooks "Smart Meal Prep for Beginners" and "The Healthy Meal Prep Cookbook."   Enjoy this episode of Spot On! and don't forget to subscribe and like our Facebook page! Thank you for listening! www.facebook.com/SpotOnDrJSB/ www.instagram.com/spot_on_podcast/ twitter.com/joansalgeblake
32:53
September 26, 2019
15: Is Diet the New Botox?
15: Is Diet the New Botox?
| About This Episode | Most people have a daily skincare routine, but they are missing a major element in having healthy skin... the DIET!  Dr. Patricia Farris, a dermatologist and professor at Tulane University, joins us this week on Spot On! to talk about how the food you're putting into your body has a huge effect on the look and feel of your skin. Could you actually fight aging with a fork and knife? Listen to find out! Enjoy this episode of Spot On! and don't forget to subscribe and like our Facebook page! Thank you for listening!  www.facebook.com/SpotOnDrJSB/  www.instagram.com/spot_on_podcast/  twitter.com/joansalgeblake
40:31
September 19, 2019
14: What Instagram is Really Doing to Your Brain
14: What Instagram is Really Doing to Your Brain
| About this Episode | WELCOME TO SEASON TWO OF SPOT ON! In our season premiere, we are joined by Marci Evans, a registered dietitian who specializes in the treatment of eating disorders and body image concerns with a passion for neuroscience. Marci explains the science behind how Instagram affects your brain and how it can change your emotions on a chemical level beyond your control.  Enjoy this episode of Spot On! and don't forget to subscribe and like our Facebook page! Thank you for listening! www.facebook.com/SpotOnDrJSB/ www.instagram.com/joansalgeblake/ twitter.com/joansalgeblake
36:33
September 12, 2019
Season One Recap
Season One Recap
| About this Episode | This is the last episode of season one of Spot On! We take the highlights from all 13 episodes to give you some quick health and wellness tips. Go back and listen to any episode after getting a taste from this recap. Host Dr. Joan Salge Blake thanks all Spot On! listeners for supporting throughout season one. Stay tuned for season two in the Fall!   Enjoy this episode of Spot On! and don't forget to subscribe and like our Facebook page! Thank you for listening!  www.facebook.com/SpotOnDrJSB/  www.instagram.com/joansalgeblake/  twitter.com/joansalgeblake  
24:21
May 02, 2019
13: Top 5 Tips to Nail the College Experience
13: Top 5 Tips to Nail the College Experience
| About this Episode | What would you change about your college experience if you could?   On this episode of Spot On! we are joined by Betsey Goldwasser, graduate of Boston University, and Blake Bengier, senior at Boston College. They share their top tips for you to get the most out of your four years in college, no matter if you're an incoming freshman or last semester senior.   Enjoy this episode of Spot On! and don't forget to subscribe and like our Facebook page! Thank you for listening! www.facebook.com/SpotOnDrJSB/ www.instagram.com/joansalgeblake/ twitter.com/joansalgeblake  
26:42
April 18, 2019
12: Is Netflix Binge Watching the New Book Club?
12: Is Netflix Binge Watching the New Book Club?
| About this Episode |  Take a break from watching Netflix to listen to this episode of Spot On! How guilty should you actually feel about bingeing your favorite show on Netflix? Could there be benefits to this behavior?  We are joined by Sarah Krongard, a doctoral candidate within the Division of Emerging Media Studies at Boston University. Sarah recommends practicing critical consumption and being a savvy media user when it comes to binge watching.  Find out more about what Sarah has to say by listening! Enjoy this episode of Spot On! and don't forget to subscribe and like our Facebook page! Thank you for listening!   www.facebook.com/SpotOnDrJSB/   www.instagram.com/joansalgeblake/   twitter.com/joansalgeblake  
29:10
April 11, 2019
11: I’ll Have Another: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly about Alcohol
11: I’ll Have Another: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly about Alcohol
| About the Episode | A study by the NIH found that 1 in 4 college students report academic consequences from drinking alcohol, but why? What actually happens to your body when you drink? And how much is too much? On this episode of Spot On!, we are joined by the amazing Ginger Hultin, creator of virtual practice Champagne Nutrition. She shares her knowledge about drinking alcohol while in college, and how to avoid drinking alcohol to the point where it is just ugly.   Enjoy this episode of Spot On! and don't forget to subscribe and like our Facebook page! Thank you for listening! www.facebook.com/SpotOnDrJSB/ www.instagram.com/joansalgeblake/ twitter.com/joansalgeblake   
39:18
April 04, 2019
10: Vegetarianism: What You Don't Know May Hurt You
10: Vegetarianism: What You Don't Know May Hurt You
| About this Episode | Vegetarianism and plant-based diets are booming in the media. But are these veggies doing it the right way?  This episode of Spot On! is a beginner's guide to the world of vegetarianism! We are joined by the Plant-Powered Dietitian, Sharon Palmer of sharonpalmer.com. Sharon has authored many articles and books sharing her expertise in the world of plant-based foods and lifestyles. Listen to find out how to become vegetarian in a healthy way to get the most out of your diet.  Enjoy this episode of Spot On! and don't forget to subscribe and like our Facebook page! Thank you for listening! www.facebook.com/SpotOnDrJSB/ www.instagram.com/joansalgeblake/ twitter.com/joansalgeblake   
32:51
March 28, 2019
9: Does Viewing Social Media Affect your Body Image?
9: Does Viewing Social Media Affect your Body Image?
| About this Episode | Social media may have a greater effect on how you perceive your body image than you think...  On this episode of Spot On! we are joined by Dr. Roberto Olivardia, a Clinical Psychologist and Lecturer at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Olivardia specializes in body image problems and eating disorders for boys and men, and tells the Spot On! listeners where these problems can stem from.  Enjoy this episode of Spot On! and don't forget to subscribe and like our Facebook page! Thank you for listening! www.facebook.com/SpotOnDrJSB/ www.instagram.com/joansalgeblake/ twitter.com/joansalgeblake  
36:47
March 21, 2019
8: Healthy Eating on the Cheap
8: Healthy Eating on the Cheap
| About this Episode | NO MORE EXCUSES! Healthy eating can be easy AND affordable, if you do it the right way. On this episode of Spot On! we dish on tips to eat healthy on a tight budget. We are joined by Clare Murphy, Registered Dietitian and Nutritionist at the Sargent Choice Nutrition Center at Boston University.  Listen to learn how to eat healthy without breaking the bank AND how to reduce food waste!  Enjoy this episode of Spot On! and don't forget to subscribe and like our Facebook page! Thank you for listening! www.facebook.com/SpotOnDrJSB/ www.instagram.com/joansalgeblake/ twitter.com/joansalgeblake 
35:02
March 07, 2019
7: Is Intermittent Fasting the Answer to Losing Weight and Keeping it Off?
7: Is Intermittent Fasting the Answer to Losing Weight and Keeping it Off?
| About this Episode | What is the deal with intermittent fasting? Is it unhealthy to deprive your body for long periods of time, or can it be a helpful tool for weight management? On this episode of Spot On!, we discuss if intermittent fasting should be used and in what contexts. We are joined by the amazing Dr. James Hill, co-founder of the National Weight Control Registry and of America on the Move.   Enjoy this episode of Spot On! and don't forget to subscribe and like our Facebook page! Thank you for listening! www.facebook.com/SpotOnDrJSB/ www.instagram.com/joansalgeblake/ twitter.com/joansalgeblake
34:45
February 28, 2019
6: Is the Freshman 15 Myth or Reality?
6: Is the Freshman 15 Myth or Reality?
| About this Episode | What do you know about the Freshman 15? Do you believe it is inevitable or completely avoidable? This episode of Spot On! will reveal if this looming idea is actually myth or reality. We also discuss healthy habits all college students could put to use! Rachel Reynolds from the Sargent Choice Nutrition Center at Boston University joins us. Check out their website: http://www.bu.edu/scnc/ Enjoy this episode of Spot On! and don't forget to subscribe and like our Facebook page! Thank you for listening! www.facebook.com/SpotOnDrJSB/ www.instagram.com/joansalgeblake/ twitter.com/joansalgeblake
27:20
February 21, 2019
5: How to Deal with a Difficult Roommate
5: How to Deal with a Difficult Roommate
| About this Episode | You either hate them or you love them... ROOMMATES! Are you struggling to see eye to eye with your roommate? Need some advice on how to make living with others less painful?  This episode of Spot On! is here to help everyone that shares their space with another. We know it can be stressful, so we brought on student and reporter, Abigail Freeman to share her amazing tips.  Check out Abigail's article in the Boston Globe: https://www.bostonglobe.com/lifestyle/2018/10/11/how-deal-with-difficult-roommate/HE0CQvyEYctPo2tNvaqHAI/story.html Enjoy this episode of Spot On! and don't forget to subscribe and like our Facebook page! Thank you for listening! https://www.facebook.com/SpotOnDrJSB/ https://www.instagram.com/joansalgeblake/ https://twitter.com/joansalgeblake
28:53
February 14, 2019
4: Are Celebrities the New Health and Wellness Experts? (feat. Timothy Caulfield)
4: Are Celebrities the New Health and Wellness Experts? (feat. Timothy Caulfield)
| About this Episode | Who do you go to for your health and wellness information? Misinformation surrounds us. From well-known celebrities to social media influencers, who can we trust for REAL and ACCURATE health and wellness information? Timothy Caulfield, Host of Netflix's "A User's Guide to Cheating Death," joins us on this episode of Spot On!    Enjoy this episode of Spot On! and don't forget to subscribe and like our Facebook page! Thank you for listening! https://www.facebook.com/SpotOnDrJSB/ https://www.instagram.com/joansalgeblake/ https://twitter.com/joansalgeblake
31:33
February 07, 2019
3: Paleo to Keto: Are Carbs the Villain on Your Plate?
3: Paleo to Keto: Are Carbs the Villain on Your Plate?
| About this Episode | Despite being part of our daily diets for centuries, carbs have evolved to become the villain on our plates. But why? And is this actually based on realistic practices? This week's Spot On! episode is all about low-carb diets. We are joined by the fabulous Toby Amidor, MS RD CDN, a Wall Street Journal best-selling cookbook author and leading dietitian! Enjoy this episode of Spot On! and don't forget to subscribe and like our Facebook page! Thank you for listening! https://www.facebook.com/SpotOnDrJSB/ https://www.instagram.com/joansalgeblake/ https://twitter.com/joansalgeblake
31:27
January 30, 2019
2: Why You Should Meditate Your Way Through College and Beyond
2: Why You Should Meditate Your Way Through College and Beyond
| About this Episode | What have you heard about meditation? Is it a realistic practice for the busy college student that can change their life? Or will it just put you to sleep? On this episode of Spot On!, we are discussing the benefits of meditation and how even a MINUTE a day impact your health and wellness. Dr. Joan Salge Blake speaks with Dr. Ilana Licht, PhD and Molly Pelletier about why and how you can easily add meditation to your life. Enjoy the episode and thank you for listening!   https://www.facebook.com/SpotOnDrJSB/ https://www.instagram.com/joansalgeblake/ https://twitter.com/joansalgeblake
32:37
January 24, 2019
1: What to Eat Before, During, and After You Workout
1: What to Eat Before, During, and After You Workout
| About this Episode | So, you're getting ready for your workout. You put on your gym clothes, grab your sneakers, but wait, there could be an important thing you're missing. On the first episode of Spot On!, we are discussing what to eat before, during, and after you workout, and how that could affect your workout overall. Your host, Dr. Joan Salge Blake speaks with Lauren O'Brien, a college licensed, registered sports dietitian nutritionist.   Enjoy this episode of Spot On! and don't forget to subscribe and like our Facebook page! Thank you for listening! https://www.facebook.com/SpotOnDrJSB/ https://www.instagram.com/joansalgeblake/ https://twitter.com/joansalgeblake
26:50
January 06, 2019