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The Nutrition Hangout

The Nutrition Hangout

By Jana Jamail
I'm passionate about all things nutrition and health! I share tips, tricks, advice, and new things that are happening in the nutrition industry. I give you my opinion on the latest trends in diets and bring you all of the most recent research. I also like to bring on new guests to talk about their experience in the health industry!
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Digital Marketing, Health, and Fitness with Monica Garrett

The Nutrition Hangout

Digital Marketing, Health, and Fitness with Monica Garrett

The Nutrition Hangout

Disordered Eating, Brain Health, and Mental Practices for Anxiety with Dr. Scott Eilers
I'm very excited about this interview because Dr. Eilers provides so much insight into why eating isn't just about weight it's also about our brains. Did you know your brain can shrink if you aren't providing enough sustenance? We also get into why we experience cycles of thoughts and how to get out of spinning and control our own narrative. There are so many more topics we cover but we also dive into Dr. Eilers' book he is writing and why it's different than every self-help book on the market. Check it out!
November 2, 2020
How to Retrain Your Tastebuds
Are you wanting to eat healthier but finding it impossible to enjoy healthy foods? Broccoli, cauliflower, asparagus, tomatoes, peaches, plums, apples, and any other fresh food may have you scrunching your nose and not wanting to partake. I talk about how to get over the hurdles of changing your lifestyle and enjoying a healthy diet and also how to retrain your tastebuds so you aren't reaching for processed fatty and sugary foods again and again. 
October 19, 2020
Anxiety and My Mental Health
October 10th was World Mental Health day. Usually, I wouldn't even think about this day and it would go by without a thought. But that is not true as of this year. I've had debilitating anxiety that has manifest for me this year and it is very difficult to manage as a mom during a pandemic. Many would consider it was because I became a mom in a pandemic but either way, it hit me like a ton of bricks. I'm talking about my journey with anxiety and panic attacks and how I've navigated my mental health since January. 
October 12, 2020
Digital Marketing, Health, and Fitness with Monica Garrett
Monica Garrett comes on to speak about how small businesses can grow through social and digital marketing. Monica is the CEO and founder of her company, Margaux Agency, and she works with health and fitness companies to grow through digital marketing. She speaks with me about ways to utilize the best platforms in social media, give away your tips to potential clients, and leave people needing you. If you are an entrepreneur, business owner, or you need a leg up in marketing this podcast will not disappoint you!
October 5, 2020
Shame and Our Bodies
We feel shame as a normal human emotion but sometimes shame begins to have its own voice in our head and we start to believe its negative narrative. This can create low self-esteem, a lack of vulnerability, and we can make decisions about the negative feelings we have. I talk about how we get to this place and my top tips for how to get out of it and love the body you are in. I think that in the health industry we don't always push body positivity, but we need to help people love their bodies before any change can happen. 
September 28, 2020
Being a Professional Triathlete, Starting a Business, Balancing Motherhood, and Mental Performance
Kayla, a professional triathlete, talks about how she took her athletic career and turned it into a business. As a new mom, she talks about how she makes time to train herself, her clients, and make time for her sweet little boy. Kayla also speaks about the importance of nutrition and how to properly fuel your body, whether you are competing or just sitting on the couch!
September 21, 2020
Interview with Chef Adrian Martin
Chef Adrian Martin is a traveler, creator, and opportunist in the best way. When an opportunity comes knocking he sincerely opens the door and considers his next step. We talk about his private cooking business, how he creates his dishes, and for the Bravo lovers out there, we speak about his time on the show Below Deck. He gives us a little behind the scenes of what it is like cooking on a yacht while also filming a reality TV show. 
September 7, 2020
Functional Fertility with Dr. Kalea Wattles
Dr. Kalea Wattles shares her knowledge and insight on how we should prepare and treat our bodies for having children. I'm not just talking about women here! She shares what diet is best, how to manage stress, and what our bodies need to be healthy in preparing for pregnancy. I love her advice because it doesn't just apply to pregnancy it is whole-body wellness that we all need to be considering. 
August 24, 2020
Drink Coffee to Stop Human Trafficking- An Interview with a 2nd Cup
Erica, the founder of a 2nd cup speaks about her coffee shop, how her love of coffee has been a tool to educate and spread awareness about human trafficking and shares tips about how to notice and stop human trafficking. She gives us insight into shopping smart and doing our part as a community to help those who are most vulnerable to being trafficked.  You can follow her on Instagram at @a2ndcup and you can get tickets for her virtual fundraiser here:
August 17, 2020
My Hard Truth About Becoming a Mom
I have shared our journey with adoption, but I've never shared why or how we got to the choice of adoption and what the process was really like. I open the flood gates of information about my life for the last six years. I'm vulnerable about IUI, IVF, trauma, PTSD, international adoption, and foster care adoption. I get real about the pain of trying to have a family and not being successful.  I was struggling one day and sat down and wrote my story as a cathartic process. I thought maybe sharing my story will give insight to those thinking about starting a family, assuming having a family is easy, or aren't aware of the struggles of having a family. 
August 10, 2020
S2Ep20 Shame and Food
I have been hearing talk about shame recently with regard to black lives matter, politics, and our choices. This really got me to thinking about nutritional shame. We shame ourselves for breaking from our diet for one meal. We shame ourselves for having that one cup of ice cream. We shame ourselves for having a basket of french fries. How do we stop that little voice in our head from dismantling our very beings because of what we ate? How do we get to a place where food doesn't cause shame?  
August 3, 2020
S2Ep19 Your Body is Your Retirement Account
We are often afraid to think about our future selves. Are we going to end up where we have planned or will life throw a wrench in it? It can be scary to look in the mirror and realize how many years have gone by and we are different. That fear can keep us from thinking about where we will be in 30 years. I'm here to give you advice on how to think about your body's future and set up a healthful retirement. I also discuss how centurions eat and how they have lived to 100. 
July 27, 2020
S2Ep18 Conversation with Conscious Fit Coaches Vaida and Scott
Vaida and Scott have a romantic-comedy-esque romance that has turned into so much more than a relationship. They speak with me about how beyond their personal relationship they built their own coaching business, Conscious Fit Coaches, from the ground up, and what wellness truly means when you are coaching a client. They also discuss how their love of people and travel turned their business into a digital global movement that knows no restrictions from time zones to countries. If you need a vacation you can sit back and listen to these two speak about their travels, all of their clients across the globe, and their love story on today's podcast. 
July 22, 2020
We Have a Little Boy!
I am excited to give an update on our adoption journey and how we got to our finalized adoption! We are very excited that we have a sweet two-year-old little boy that is officially ours. Check out my podcast to hear how all of this came about. 
July 16, 2020
S2Ep16 Interview with Retired UK Footballer Jamie Clarke
I had the pleasure of becoming friends with Jamie in the fall and couldn't resist asking him to come on the podcast and share his career as a professional athlete. The Middlesbrough native talks about the start of his career, what it was like to play football in the British army at the young age of 15, being bought out to play as a civilian, and his experience with nutrition as an athlete. 
June 29, 2020
S2Ep15 Conversation with Dr. Gerald Hudson on Education, Adoption, Racism, and Nutrition
One of my clients and dear friends has been gracious enough to come on my podcast and share his life experiences. He discusses his story of adoption, he shares his journey as an educator to a Superintendent, he explains his experience with systemic racism in his personal and professional life, and we wrap up with his experience as my client.  Grab a cup of coffee and sit back and relax for this one!
June 22, 2020
S2Ep14 Why You Should Work Out in the AM
I accidentally started reaping the benefits of a morning work out and I had no idea that these benefits would even come from a morning workout. I probably would have started sooner had I known that my day would get so much better. I highly recommend everyone waking up earlier for their sweat session so they can have a better day mentally, emotionally, and physically! 
May 18, 2020
S2Ep13 Jana's Husband is a Guest- Financial Advice During Quarantine
My husband is coming on as a guest to answer questions about what you can be doing financially during quarantine. He talks about the stock market, the economy, how to make smart financial decisions, and how to take advantage of federal programs right now. If you need personal help he recommends checking out his company Trusted Capital Group for free financial advice
April 12, 2020
S2Ep12 Avoiding the Quarantine 15 & Are Animals Partying While We Shelter in Place?
I have seven tips for avoiding the quarantine 15! I know that it can be easy to pack on some pounds right now since we are surrounded by our food, but I'm giving some tips on keeping those annoying pounds at bay. I'm also sharing some great news from around the globe, including some about a certain group of animals partying a little too hard. 
April 6, 2020
S2Ep9 Are We Malnourished?
I started looking back at pictures of my son and I realized how much he has changed in just one month, and one of those changes is how much chunkier he is! I knew he was eating in his foster home but I was wondering if he may have been malnourished based on the foods he was eating. Then I started to wonder, are we as adults malnourished if we rely on processed foods? Enter UNICEF and their new food report in 2019 on global malnourishment. Check out this episode to see if you need to make a change and what is going on with food globally!
March 2, 2020
S2Ep8 Travel, Working Remote, and Eating Around the Globe
My cousin is a world traveler and health nut! She was kind enough to come on my podcast and talk about all of the different countries she travels to, how to travel on a budget, the best country to go to for the first time, how to work remotely, how to be a digital nomad, and how she stays healthy on the go. There are even more topics in this one, but I can't list them all! Check out her Instagram @theoutofofficegal to see all of the cool places she has gone to!
February 24, 2020
S2Ep7 Getting a Toddler to Eat Veggies & the Clean Plate Club
I've had so many moms send in messages about getting young kids to eat healthily and I decided to dedicate a podcast to it! I talk about ways to get creative with hiding veggies and fruits in kids' foods and also how to think about your kid's diet for the entire day. I answer questions and I also talk about sending the message of finishing your plate to your kids and what you are teaching them. 
February 17, 2020
S2Ep6 Does Food Influence Your Mood?
Everyone says you are what you eat, but what if you think what you eat? Can processed food and refined sugar make you a Debbie downer and fresh fruits and vegetables make you a happy holly (just made up that last part)?  I talk all about nutrition psychology and the mind-gut connection that affects more than just feeling hangry!
February 10, 2020
S2Ep5 Climate Change and Diet + How I'm Doing as a New Mom
Most of you don't know that my undergrad is in international relations and economics and because of my passion for all things in the international community I break down how what we eat is directly affecting climate change. That direct effect isn't a small one, it is as high as 73%! Listen to how what we eat impacts climate change, the world food supply, and the world water supply everywhere.  I also talk about how I'm doing as a new mom and what our first two weeks of adoption have been like!
February 3, 2020
S2Ep2 The Skinny on Juice Cleanses and H.E.B.
I interview a good friend who is a Director for the grocery store H.E.B. here in Austin about his experience doing a juice cleanse, how that affected him, what went awry, and what he should have done to cleanse.  We also get into listener questions about the local Texas grocery store H.E.B. and talk all things health and grocery
January 13, 2020
S2Ep1 Achieving New Year's Goals, Whats Going to Trend in 2020, and a Life Update
Welcome back! I'm excited to start January off with a new season of my podcast! Today I'm giving you tips on how to achieve your lofty New Year's resolutions and goals. I break it down so that you can actually accomplish what you want to do this year and not worry about falling off of the wagon or as you will come to understand after listening, let a chicken sandwich to anything to you.  I also talk about what dieticians are predicting for this year and what they think will be the highest trends in nutrition.  Finally, I have a very exciting update for all of you on the adoption front that I am so excited to share a small piece of!
January 6, 2020
Ep 40 Hormones and weight
Your body has so many hormones but what do they have to do with your weight gain and weight loss? I talk all about it, what to remove from your diet and lifestyle, and even give you the magic nutritional bullet to counteract your hormones and weight.
December 10, 2019
Ep 39 The Best and Worst Health Trends of the Decade
The decade is coming to a close so I thought we should look back on some of the best health trends and some of the worst health trends! Some of these trends have been celebrity influenced and some of them are just downright wrong! I give my top 10 best and worst lists and share with you my thoughts on them. I also answer some Dear Health Coach questions about the Christmas season!
December 4, 2019
Adoption Update
So many of you listened to my previous podcast where I explained what was going on with growing our family and having children for the first time that I wanted to continue that pattern and give you an update on where we are now in the adoption process!
November 11, 2019
Ep 35 Is Turmeric a Magic Bullet, Even Against Cancer?
If you google turmeric you will come up with hundreds of beneficial uses for your health. But what makes this spice such a powerhouse against diseases? I'm diving into the most important benefits of turmeric and how you can incorporate it into your daily diet!
November 5, 2019
Ep 34 What Exactly is Clean Eating?
Have you heard people say they are practicing clean eating and thought you had an understanding of what that meant? Well, think again, because there are so many interpretations of what clean eating is that you may be surprised about what makes up this lifestyle choice, diet, or environmental stance. I also give you some fun facts about foods that you probably never knew and may have you avoiding gummy bears and skittles this Halloween!
October 28, 2019
Ep 33 Are You Working Out Too Much?
Are you a gym rat, dedicated runner, or obsessed with getting in your sweat session? Do you know the signs of overtraining? I talk about what your mindset should be about working out, what the signs are of overtraining, and how to have a healthy mindset about the gym and your weight.  I also answer questions on Dear Health Coach! "What do you say to people who are picky eaters and refuse to eat fruits and vegetables?" "What is something that is naturally sweet but doesn’t spike blood sugar? I want to use it in recipes and bakes." "I like to say that I’m part of the clean plate club. I ask my children to eat all of the food on their plate but they outright refuse or even get angry. How do I get them to clean their plates?"
October 21, 2019
Ep 32 GMO vs Organic, which is better?
Is there a difference between GMO and Organic produce? What factors are at play when deciding between the two? Is it an all or nothing game when it comes to choosing what foods to buy? I talk about the health benefits of each type of food, what to pay attention to, what to avoid, and what is really going on in our produce! I also answer a few questions on Dear Health Coach: Do you ever want to grocery shop for overweight people in the grocery store? What foods are your weakness? What foods do people think are healthy that are actually unhealthy?
October 14, 2019
Ep 31 Is One Pound of Fat Really 3,500 Calories?
I just learned some exciting news about weight loss and what our body really does do with a 500 caloric deficit. If you have experienced a weight loss plateau or you want to lose weight but aren't sure where to start then check out this podcast! Also, I brought back Dear Health Coach and I'm answering some of the questions that have been sent in!
October 8, 2019
Ep 30 The Truth About Fat
The judge and jury cannot seem to agree if fat is good or bad. There are so many fad diets, namely the keto diet, that praise all of the fat and tell you to leave protein and carbs behind. Then there is the south beach diet that tells you that you need a low-fat diet! Where are you supposed to find the truth about fat? Well here of course! I talk about healthy fat, unhealthy fat, what fat actually does for your body, and how you should be looking at fat on your plate to make sure you are ingesting the healthiest fat options. 
October 1, 2019
Ep 29 Eating and Drinking For Better Sleep
There is so much information floating around about how to get a good night's rest. But where does science come down on all of this? Does alcohol really help you sleep? Are there certain foods that will help you get better ZZzzzzs? Should you be going to be bed at a certain time? I talk about all of these subjects and more!
September 23, 2019
Ep 18 All About the Alcohol
Today I'm talking about alcohol! Are there any benefits to drinking alcohol? Are there risks involved with drinking? Does alcohol actually help you to fall asleep? Is being a lightweight a real thing? I answer all of these questions and more on my podcast today! 
September 17, 2019
Ep 28 Food For a Better Period
This week I'm talking to all of the women out there that want and deserve a better period! You don't have to suffer from pain, bloating, swelling, fatigue, PMS, nausea, and all of the other lovely symptoms we women experience.  I talk about how hormones play a role in what we eat and how hungry we are leading up to Aunt Flo and then I get into the details of what our body does with regards to calories and caloric burn.  When is the best time to work out? How do estrogen and progesterone play a role in what you want to eat and how hungry you are? I talk about it all!
September 17, 2019
Ep 24 Should Everyone Be Gluten-Free?
Is gluten-free really just a fad diet? Should everyone be on a gluten-free diet? Does gluten do anything for the body? How do I know if I need to be on a gluten-free diet? I answer all of these questions and more on today's podcast!
September 17, 2019
Ep 25 The Importance of Gut Bacteria
Ever wonder why people care about feeding their gut? Are probiotics the answer to a healthy gut? Does the phrase you are what you eat really mean anything? I'm diving into the gut ecosystem and what that means for your mental health, the health of your organs, and the future of your body!
September 17, 2019
Ep 26 Food for Fertility
Our issues with fertility start much sooner than we think. Pregnant women eating processed foods could be subjecting their sons to infertility in the womb. For men infertility may be in full effect by the time they are 18. Women suffering from endometriosis and issues with ovulation may be able to have relief with just changing their diets. I talk about sensitive issues about fertility and what can be done for both men and women when it comes to changing the outcome of their fertility and improving overall fertility. 
September 17, 2019
Ep 20 Vegan Has a Prius Problem and the Benefits of Collagen
I'm talking about why I think the online vegan community needs a do over and how a little PR help could change the vegan atmosphere for new comers. I also talk about why I think we need to change our mindset from shouting to educating.  If you are interested in collagen supplements and want to know if they really are the magic bullet they claim to be I give you all the information you need to make the right decision on choosing collagen. 
September 15, 2019
Ep 21 Eat Your Way to Healthy Skin
I talk about the top foods that will give you youthful glowing skin! With summer quickly approaching, I also let you know what sunscreens are best for your skin and organs, what sunscreens to avoid, and my top tip on how to cure your sunburn fast!
September 15, 2019
Heart Disease Series: How to Start a Plant-Based Diet
I'm diving into heart disease and how to heal your heart with a nutrition. No more prescription drugs putting a band aid on your symptoms, but actually getting to the root of the problem and healing your body. This is the fourth of my four part series about this topic.  This is a four part series where I talk about: What is Heart Disease? How Drugs Put a Band Aid on Heart Disease How Nutrition Can Heal Heart Disease How to Start a Plant-Based Diet If you would like help starting a plant based diet and healing your heart please reach out to me at
August 7, 2019
Heart Disease Series: Nutrition to Heal Heart Disease
I'm diving into heart disease and how to heal your heart with a nutrition. No more prescription drugs putting a band aid on your symptoms, but actually getting to the root of the problem and healing your body. This is the third of my four part series about this topic.  This is a four part series where I talk about: What is Heart Disease? How Drugs Put a Band Aid on Heart Disease How Nutrition Can Heal Heart Disease How to Start a Plant-Based Diet If you would like help starting a plant based diet and healing your heart please reach out to me at
August 7, 2019
Heart Disease Series: Putting a Bandaid on Heart Disease
I'm diving into heart disease and how to heal your heart with a nutrition. No more prescription drugs putting a band aid on your symptoms, but actually getting to the root of the problem and healing your body. This is the second of my four part series about this topic.  This is a four part series where I talk about: What is Heart Disease? How Drugs Put a Band Aid on Heart Disease How Nutrition Can Heal Heart Disease How to Start a Plant-Based Diet If you would like help starting a plant based diet and healing your heart please reach out to me at
August 7, 2019
Heart Disease Series: What is Heart Disease?
I'm diving into heart disease and how to heal your heart with a nutrition. No more prescription drugs putting a band aid on your symptoms, but actually getting to the root of the problem and healing your body. This is the first of my four part series about this topic.  This is a four part series where I talk about: What is Heart Disease? How Drugs Put a Band Aid on Heart Disease How Nutrition Can Heal Heart Disease How to Start a Plant-Based Diet If you would like help starting a plant based diet and healing your heart please reach out to me at
August 7, 2019
Ep 23 Life Update
I wanted to give everyone an update about what is going on in our life and why I have taken a couple of weeks off of creating new podcasts. 
July 17, 2019
Ep 19 Jana's Husband Spills the Tea
I interview my husband this week on what it is like to be married to a nutritional consultant and a host of other questions. I don't keep it strictly to nutrition and eventually dive into some more personal questions. 
May 23, 2019
Ep 15 Nontoxic Living
I'm covering everything you need to know about removing chemicals from your everyday products, from your foods, and how you can lower your risk of cancer by choosing simple things like the right Tupperware and cooking utensils.  I answer questions on Dear Health Coach, update you on what's going on this week, and give you a meaty food swap.  For more information on EWG check out their site here:
April 16, 2019
Ep 14 Everything in moderation and why science and policy are so far off
This week I'm tackling the old saying, "Everything in moderation". Is that a good way to go about your nutrition? I also talk about why public policy and science are so far off when it comes to nutrition. What factors are at play here and why aren't we meeting in the middle? I answer questions on Dear Health Coach: Q: Where do sugar cravings come from and how do I stop them? Q: Is the celery juice fad all it's cracked up to be? Q:   Is it true that animal products can contribute to skin conditions like eczema, hives, and acne? Q:  What was your biggest eating mistake you made before you got your education in nutrition?  I also dive into cool things going on this week in the nutrition community and give you a brunch inspired food swap!
April 8, 2019
Ep 12 Is Sugar THAT Bad For You?
Get settled in for this one because it's long and full of VERY important information! I talk about ALL of the ways that we need to be aware of sugar and what is going on without bodies when we digest it.  I give you the most ridiculous questions I have been asked on Dear Health Coach, give you a healthy food swap, and talk about some cool things going on in nutrition!
March 26, 2019
Ep 11 The Paleo Diet- Good or Bad?
Today I'm talking all things paleo and where the diet does things right and wrong! I answer questions on dear health coach, tell you whats going on this week in health and nutrition, and give you a food swap! To enroll in my weight loss program check out the link here:
March 19, 2019
Ep 10 Are Pot, Molly, and Cocaine Contributing to Heart Attacks?
Many people will do some recreational activities, especially before going to festivals, concerts, a night on the town, and parties. But, is that pre-partying hurting your heart? Can this cause early heart attacks in your 20's 30's, and 40's? We dive into that! I answer questions on Dear Health Coach, give you some much needed information on what is in food and in make up, and I give you a food swap!
March 12, 2019
Ep 9 To Keto or Not to Keto?
Are you interested in the keto diet, but you aren't sure if it's right for you? Then you've come to the right podcast to hear all about it! I give my opinion on keto and share studies about the diet and what it can do to our health, good or bad.  I answer questions on dear health coach, give you a food swap, and share some fun facts of nutrition in baseball! For my online course check it out here:
March 6, 2019
Ep 8 Does Milk Do A Body Good?
I'm tackling the very taboo subject of dairy today! I go into what it does to your body, your health, your future, and your children's development.  I answer questions on dear health coach, give you a food swap, and announce my online course is available! See what my online course is about: Check out my free webinar and get health tips:
February 28, 2019
Ep5 What Stress is Doing to Your Body
You may not realize that your constant state of stress is actually wreaking havoc on your system. I tell you how to identify if you are suffering from chronic stress, what is happening to your body under this state, and eight tips on how to improve stress in your life.  During my dear health coach segment I discuss superfoods, basic changes for a healthier life, what diet I recommend (other than plant based), and how to tell if your diet needs a face lift.  I talk about what I'm excited about this week and what food swap I recommend. 
February 7, 2019
Ep4 Your Diet is Basic Economics
I go over how your diet is compared to your wallet and how you shouldn't be overspending your calories.  I answer four questions on, "Dear Health Coach", talk about what I'm excited about this week, and give you a tip to eat healthier. 
January 31, 2019
Ep3 Don't Fear the Carbs
Today we are diving into everything carbs! I talk about why they are important, why you shouldn't be afraid of them, what they do for your body, and what to eat to get the best carbs.  There is a new "Did you know" segment, as well as my other segments, "What I'm Excited About", and "Swap This for That". 
January 23, 2019
Ep2 Is Protein Overhyped?
Today I'm talking about protein and our current obsession with getting enough in our diet. I will also be answering two questions from Dear Health Coach, telling you what I'm excited about this week, and giving you a food swap tip. 
January 16, 2019