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Yumlish: Diabetes and Multicultural Nutrition

Yumlish: Diabetes and Multicultural Nutrition

By Shireen Abdullah
Welcome to Yumlish podcast, where our mission is to amplify the voices of health professionals to help you better manage chronic conditions, like type 2 diabetes, through nutrition and wellness. We discuss everything from preventative care to multicultural nutrition to the stigmatization of chronic illness. Join us every Thursday for your weekly dose of nutrition, physical activity, and all things health.
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Risks of Unmanaged Diabetes & Create Your Plate
Registered Dietitian Toby Amidor talks to us about the risk of unmanaged diabetes, nutrition strategies that she's found helpful and most useful to assist individuals in managing their diabetes, and the Create Your Plate model and how it can be adapted for cuisines of different cultures. With over 20 years of experience in the Food and Nutrition industry, Toby Amidor is a Wall Street Journal best selling cookbook author, leading dieticians, spokesperson and recipe developer who believes that healthy and wholesome can also be appetizing and delicious. "One of the things I really recommend is to have a team available specifically, not just your physician because they don't have time to really go through the food, but really get into the nitty gritty of the diet with a registered dietician. And there are certified diabetes educators who are also directly registered dieticians and there are many across the country a lot take insurance." In this episode you will learn:  What are the risks of managed diabetes What are some nutrition strategies that can assist individuals in managing diabetes The five steps one can take to help manage their diabetes The Create Your Plate model  How Toby adapts this model with different cultural cuisines How vegetarians can use the model The Collard Green Recipe and Toby's suggestion for a Mexican Cultured recipe How to look at health in a healthy light with your dietitian  Keynotes: [1:17] How did Toby start her career in dietetics and diabetes management [2:34] The risks of managed diabetes [4:23] Nutrition strategies for managing diabetes  [7:06] Five steps one can take to manage their diabetes [8:00] What is the Create Your Plate model and what are the advantages of using it? [9:14] How can the model adapt to different cultural cuisines? [11:01] How vegetarians can use the model [12:31] Toby's Collard Green recipe and her suggestion for a Mexican cultured recipe [15:10] Toby's advice for forming a healthy relationship with your dietitian, or finding a new one altogether [17:52] How to connect with Toby and find her cookbooks! Connect with Toby! Website https://tobyamidornutrition.com/contact/ Facebook https://www.facebook.com/tobyamidornutrition/ Instagram https://www.instagram.com/tobyamidor/ Find her cookbooks! https://tobyamidornutrition.com/books/ Connect with Yumlish! Website https://yumlish.com/ Instagram https://www.instagram.com/yumlish_/ Twitter https://twitter.com/yumlish_ Facebook https://www.facebook.com/yumlish/ LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/company/yumlish/
19:30
May 6, 2021
Consumer Behavior and Marketing Research with Food
Have you ever wondered what terms like natural free range cage free and no sugar added really mean? In this episode, Shireen talked to Dr. Ernest Baskin who walked us through these terms and really empowers us to make better decisions the next time we are grocery shopping or at a restaurant. Dr. Baskin is an Assistant Professor of Food Marketing and General Pack fellow at the Haas School of Business at St. Joseph's University. He researches consumer behavior in the food domain.  "We as consumers don't tend to realize the extent to which our world really affects the choices we make." In this episode you will learn:  Locations of foods affects our food choices How we can utilize Dr. Baskin's research to make better decisions for our health The goal is to make the healthier choice the easier choice What Nudge theory is How food marketing and adjectives impact our experiences as consumers  What resources we can use when we come across such food marketing and adjectives as consumers What terms we should look out for when purchasing organic food products  How to determine what organic products are regulated What are my standards when purchasing organic foods? How to determine if a product does what they claim they can do Keynotes: [0:35] About Dr. Ernest Baskin [1:16] Dr. Baskin talks about what sparked his interest in consumer behavior and marketing research [2:40] What can the research do to help those with chronic illnesses make healthier food choices [4:16] Make your healthy choice the easy choice. [5:40] Dr. Baskin explains what Nudge theory is [7:14] What are some marketing strategies we can look out for as a consumer? [9:40] What are resources we can use as consumers?  [11:07] The terms we can look for when finding organic products, and whether not the products are actually regulated [12:09] Are you willing to pay more for organic products? [15:01] Are free range and cage free regulated?  [17:30] Do Cheerios lower cholesterol? How do you know? [18:56] What is the truth about no added sugar?  Connect with Dr. Baskin! Twitter https://twitter.com/ernestbaskin?lang=en LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/ernest-baskin-ph-d-4338344/ Google Scholar https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=Xjzx9-MAAAAJ&hl=en Connect with Yumlish! Website https://yumlish.com/ Instagram https://www.instagram.com/yumlish_/ Twitter https://twitter.com/yumlish_ Facebook https://www.facebook.com/yumlish/ LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/company/yumlish/
22:58
April 29, 2021
Understanding Motivation & Willpower in the Grocery Store
Holly Howe talks to Shireen about understanding motivation and that while willpower is a limited resource, we can still incorporate healthy choices without exerting willpower. And lastly, she talks to us about the Open Science Online Grocery Store tool that tests choice architecture. Holly Howe is a fourth year PhD candidate in marketing at Duke University. She holds a master's in kinesiology from the University of Toronto. Her PhD work has focused on understanding how people think about and enact their goals. Recently, she launched an Open Science Online Grocery Store tool to help researchers and policymakers learn about how people make choices when shopping for groceries. "Choice architecture is changing the way that we present options to people in order to help them make decisions that are more in line with their long term goals. In other words, how can we change our environments so that we don't have to exert as much willpower to make a healthy choice?" In this episode you will learn: Willpower is a limited resource What you can do to conserve your willpower How choice architecture and willpower are involved in your grocery stores How we to use the Open Science Online Grocery Store tool How practitioners can use the tool Keynotes:  [1:50] Holly talks about how she became interested in marketing [3:25] Everyone has willpower and may run out of it at some point [5:07] Tips and tricks that can help conserve your willpower [8:00] What is choice architecture and how does it fit in with willpower? [9:17] What is the Open Science Online Grocery Store tool and how can we use it? [11:34] Can we still make the unhealthier food choice?  [12:37] How can practitioners utilize the tool? [16:25] How to connect with Holly! Connect with Holly and view her work! Website https://holly-howe.com/ Email: holly.howe@duke.edu Open Science Online Grocery https://openscience-onlinegrocery.com/ Connect with Yumlish! Website https://yumlish.com/ Instagram https://www.instagram.com/yumlish_/ Twitter https://twitter.com/yumlish_ Facebook https://www.facebook.com/yumlish/ LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/company/yumlish/
19:50
April 22, 2021
Healthy at Every Size
In this episode, Dr. Kim Daniels talks to us about the anti-diet approach, how intuitive eating can be far superior and effective than the focus on weight loss, her Health at Every Size approach, and how we can advocate for our care to our medical team. Dr. Daniels is a clinical psychologist and an online emotional eating coach. Using intuitive eating and Health at Every Size approaches, she helps women exit diet culture, and change their relationship with food and their bodies. "I think one of the things that people don't necessarily think about, and I don't blame them, but they don't necessarily think about the fact that diets are restriction... the typical American diet is a diet of starvation." In this episode you will learn about: Misconceptions about anti-diet approaches and the negative consequences of diets What intuitive eating is and the brief history behind the concept The "Healthy at Every Size" Movement, what it stands for, and how Dr. Daniels uses this approach in her practice How diets are restricting and create eating disorders How the anti-diet approach can help those with chronic illnesses who are told to lose weights by their physicians How weight loss and dieting might not be the conversation starter in the doctor's office Keynotes: [0:52] Shireen introduces Dr. Daniels [1:30] Why Dr. Daniels pursued her career in clinical psychology [2:53] What does anti-diet actually mean? [3:46] How misconceptions about the term 'anti-diet affects people [4:47] What is intuitive eating? [6:53] What does it mean to be healthy at any size? [7:55] How Dr. Daniels uses this approach in her practice [9:44] How diets create eating disorders [13:17] How weight stigma and diet can negatively affect those with chronic illnesses [18:36] How physicians might make assumptions based on weight Connect with Dr. Daniels! Instagram https://www.instagram.com/kimdanielspsyd/ Twitter https://twitter.com/daniels_psy Connect with Yumlish! Website https://yumlish.com/ Instagram https://www.instagram.com/yumlish_/ Twitter https://twitter.com/yumlish_ Facebook https://www.facebook.com/yumlish/ LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/company/yumlish/
24:28
April 15, 2021
Behavioral Economics and Choice Architecture with Food
Dr. Anne Thorndike explains to us what is behavioral economics and choice architecture, how we're surrounded by it, and how we should make our day-to-day decisions at the workplace as well as at the grocery store. We learn what we can do differently in utilizing choice architecture to be applied on a more micro level in our homes. Dr. Thorndike is an associate professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School and the director of the metabolic syndrome clinic at Massachusetts General Hospital. Her research focuses on individual and population behavioral interventions to prevent cardiometabolic disease. Through implementation research, her team has demonstrated the effectiveness of traffic light labels, choice architecture, social norms, and financial incentives to promote healthy food choices in real-life settings, such as worksite, cafeterias, and supermarkets. "Behavioral economics... doesn't make that assumption that we always make rational choices, it assumes that sometimes we don't make rational choices and that the interventions based on behavioral economics are to nudge us towards those choices that would be good for us that we probably want to make anyway. But we don't always make it at the moment. And so choice architecture is one intervention that has been brought to the forefront by behavioral economics... The choice architecture is really about product placement, putting something in a place that's easy to see or easy to reach." In this episode you will learn about: What is behavioral and choice architecture How can these concepts improve healthier food choices Dr. Thorndike's variables in her research, and how people react to traffic light labels on food How much time goes into working with stores to use these concepts How we can use choice architecture in our own homes Keynotes: [0:40] Shireen introduces Dr. Thorndike [2:02] Dr. Thorndike explains how she got into her field of study [4:22] What are behavioral economics and choice architecture? [6:17] How Dr. Thorndike conducted her research using different colored labels on food [8:33] How people react to traffic light labels and where they are located in the supermarket [11:06] Why isn't this system standard in grocery stores? [15:33] Who makes and enforces choice architecture policies? [16:38] Dr. Thorndike's ideas on how we can use choice architecture on a micro level [18:58] Stay away from places that may trigger temptations Find Dr. Thorndike's work! Obesity Prevention in the Supermarket-Choice Architecture and the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/28902555/ A 2-phase labeling and choice architecture intervention to improve healthy food and beverage choices https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/22390518/ Choice architecture to promote fruit and vegetable purchases by families participating in the Special Supplemental Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC): randomized corner store pilot study https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/27890020/ Connect with Yumlish! Website https://yumlish.com/ Instagram https://www.instagram.com/yumlish_/ Twitter https://twitter.com/yumlish_ Facebook https://www.facebook.com/yumlish/ LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/company/yumlish/
24:29
April 8, 2021
Healthy Food on a Budget
Do you need to spend a lot of money on food if you want a healthy diet? Can you use food as medicine? In this episode, Tami Ross corrects some misconceptions about diet and gives some tips to a healthy, cheap, and assessable diet focused on diabetes patients. She also talks about her books and what inspired her to write them.  Tami Ross is a nationally-recognized registered dietitian, diabetes care and education specialist, author, spokesperson, blogger, and consultant with over 25 years of experience in diabetes care and education. She was named Diabetes Educator of the Year a few years back and served as the 2013 President of the American Association of Diabetes Educators. Tami has co-authored 11 books, including the bestseller, What Do I Eat Now? now in its 3rd edition. "A goal without a plan is just a wish."  "We want people to know that these days, there's not a one size fits all approach to healthy eating." In this episode, you will learn about:  Tami’s journey into dietetics focused on diabetes  Her general approach to chronic illness management through nutrition Health tenants for people with diabetes  Food as Medicine Her book Diabetes Meals on $7 a Day or Less!  The misconception that eating healthy needs to be expensive  Her other book: What Do I Eat Now and What Do I Cook Now Diabetes Plate Method  Blood sugar and weight loss  How to connect with Tami Ross on social media  Keynotes:  [00:00] Intro with Shireen  [01:56] What led Tami to a career in dietetics  [03:10] Chronic illness managed through nutrition  [06:48] Health tenants for people with diabetes  [10:10] Her book - Diabetes Meals on $7 a Day or Less!  [12:43] Her book - What Do I Eat Now and What Do I Cook Now  [13:28] Carbs and blood sugar  [14:57] Diabetes Plate Method  [15:25] How to get connected with Tami!   Contact Tami Ross!  Instagram https://www.instagram.com/tami.ross/  Facebook https://www.facebook.com/WhatdoIeatnow  LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/tami-ross-94300029/  Twitter https://twitter.com/tamirossrd  Website http://www.tamirossrd.com/  Read her books!  What Do I Eat Now and What Do I Cook Now: https://www.amazon.com/What-Cook-Now-Cookbook-Prediabetes/dp/1580407609  Diabetes Meals on $7 a Day or Less!: https://www.amazon.com/Diabetes-Meals-Day-Less-Breaking/dp/1580402720  Connect with Yumlish! Website https://yumlish.com/ Instagram https://www.instagram.com/yumlish_/ Twitter https://twitter.com/yumlish_ Facebook https://www.facebook.com/yumlish/ LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/company/yumlish/
23:30
April 1, 2021
Mind, Body, Spirit
How can you live with the “Mind, Body, Spirit” approach? In this episode, Constance Brown-Riggs tells us how to manage all this comfort and balance in life through nutrition and diet. This podcast presents her two published books, what they talk about and her inspiration to write them. Constance, Owner of CBR Nutrition Enterprises, is the author of Diabetes Guide to Enjoying Foods of the World and The African American Guide to Living Well With Diabetes. She is past chair of the Diabetes Dietetic Practice Group of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. "My goal is always to show them how they can continue to eat the foods that they've grown up with, that they're accustomed to, and do it in a way that still allows them to achieve the goal, whether it's diabetes management, hypertension, elevated cholesterol. So it's always patient centered." In this episode, you will learn about: Constance’s journey as a dietitian Her “Mind, Body, Spirit” approach How to manage chronic illnesses with nutrition Her book The African American Guide to Living Well with Diabetes Her other book Diabetes Guide to Enjoying Foods of the World Solutions to the lack of Cultural Competency How to manage chronic illness in a culturally relevant way Her recommended resources to manage chronic illnesses Keynotes: [00:00] Intro with Shireen [01:45] What led Constance to a career in dietetics [02:48] Mind, Body, Spirit [05:04] Management of chronic illnesses through nutrition [07:53] The African American Guide to Living Well with Diabetes [11:13] Diabetes Guide to Enjoying Foods of the World [15:12] Solutions to Cultural Competency [18:04] Outcomes of non-cared chronic illness [20:55] Resources to manage chronic illnesses [21:54] How to get connected with Constance! Contact Constance! Instagram @eatingsoulfully Facebook www.facebook.com/livingwellwithdiabetes Website www.eatingsoulfully.com Twitter https://twitter.com/eatingsoulfully Connect with Yumlish! Website https://yumlish.com/ Instagram https://www.instagram.com/yumlish_/ Twitter https://twitter.com/yumlish_ Facebook https://www.facebook.com/yumlish/ LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/company/yumlish/
26:26
March 25, 2021
D.A.S.H. Diet
Maria-Paula Carillo talks to us about the benefits of the D.A.S.H. diet, the foods to avoid during the diet, and how the D.A.S.H. diet can be incorporated into cultural foods. Maria-Paula also explains that while the focus of the D.A.S.H. diet is not necessarily weight loss, having this healthy lifestyle can lead to it. Maria-Paula is a private practice dietitian and the owner of Life Cycle nutrition in Allen Texas. Day after day, she focuses on translating the science of nutrition into practical information her patients and clients can use having a family of her own Maria Paula gets satisfaction in helping individuals and families achieve their nutrition and health goals. She is passionate about her faith family, friends, food and fitness.  "It allows people to feel more comfortable to use and more friendly, but I think it also makes people realize that variety is the key; that them eating healthy, that eating lower sodium, that eating a variety of foods does not have to be as complicated as sometimes we can make it." In this episode, you will learn:  How Maria-Paula became a registered dietitian  The benefits of the D.A.S.H. diet What to avoid during the D.A.S.H. diet How the diet can help those with diabetes manage their hypertension The benefits of recipes and meal plans in the diet The foods the diet consists of How to incorporate unhealthy foods, cuisines and cultural foods into the diet The focus of the diet isn't weight loss Keynotes:  [0:40] Maria-Paula talks about how she became a registered dietitian [2:18] The basics of the D.A.S.H. diet [3:10] Who can benefit from the diet [3:52] How the diet helps those with hypertension [4:36] The research on how the D.A.S.H. diet can help those with cancer and diabetes [6:07] The benefits of recipes and meal plans  [8:03] The individual determines the diet [10:02] The main pillars of the D.A.S.H. diet [11:39] The big "no-no's" to avoid [12:18] How to incorporate a healthy perspective to unhealthy foods during the D.A.S.H. diet [14:13] The focus of the diet isn't weight loss [15:03] How we can incorporate ethnic foods and cuisines into the diet  Connect with Maria-Paula! Instagram https://www.instagram.com/lifecyclerdn/ Facebook https://www.facebook.com/lifecycleRDN Website https://www.lifecycle-nutrition.com/ Twitter https://twitter.com/lifecycleRDN Connect with Yumlish! Website https://yumlish.com/ Instagram https://www.instagram.com/yumlish_/ Twitter https://twitter.com/yumlish_ Facebook https://www.facebook.com/yumlish/ LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/company/yumlish/
21:01
March 19, 2021
Weight Bias in Healthcare
Is weight or the only thing to think about when making health decisions?  How can we manage our weight but still be healthy? In this episode, Ian talks to us about weight bias and patient-centered care. He also tells us how we can move from a weight-focused approach to a health-focused one.  Ian Patton, PhD is a patient engagement specialist working with Obesity Canada, a national health charity focused on research, education, and advocacy. Ian is a patient advocate and combines his academic training along with his personal lived experience to help influence change for individuals living with obesity. "Unfortunately, our healthcare systems tend to be more reactive than proactive, so they tend to treat things as they happen instead of thinking about how we could make things better sooner." In this episode, you will learn about: Dr. Patton’s journey into weight bias  Why weight bias exists in healthcare  The Cycle of Shame and Blame  How obesity can influence pre-diabetes  The importance of health behaviors approach instead of a weight focused approach How patients with chronic illnesses take a role in this approach  The healthcare providers place in weight management  The development of patient centered obesity clinical practice guidelines  How you can advocate for yourself  How we can begin the shift from a weight focus to a health promotion focus   Keynotes: [01:31] What led Ian to be an expert in weight bias?  [03:18] Weight bias existence in health care  [06:52] The Cycle of Shame and Blame  [09:38] Obesity in Diabetes  [10:36] The difference of health and weight focused behaviors  [13:12] Chronic illnesses patients’ role in this approach  [14:10] Healthcare providers place in weight management  [15:49] Patient centered obesity clinical practice guidelines  [17:43] the shift from a weight focus to a health promotion one   Contact Dr. Patton!  Instagram https://www.instagram.com/ian_patton_phd/  Twitter https://twitter.com/IanPatton55 LinkedIn http://linkedin.com/in/ian-patton-phd-1619b22a Connect with Obesity Canada! Instagram https://www.instagram.com/obesitycanadahalifax/ Facebook https://www.facebook.com/ObesityCanada/ Twitter https://twitter.com/ObesityCan?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/company/obesitycanada  Connect with Yumlish: Website https://yumlish.com/ Instagram https://www.instagram.com/yumlish_/ Twitter https://twitter.com/yumlish_  Facebook https://www.facebook.com/yumlish LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/company/yumlish/
20:51
March 11, 2021
Let’s Chew the Fat: Providing Culturally Competent Dietary Interventions for Diabetes Management
This week, Shireen and Candice Jones discuss why the Black, Hispanic and Latino populations are disproportionately affected by diabetes, what barriers to diabetes care are related to cultural food practices, and cultural considerations in diabetes education. Candice, originally from Maryland, presides as the dietetic technician program chair at Cincinnati State Technical and Community College overseeing the dietetic technician and pre-nutrition science degrees and dietary management certificate. For the past 13 years, Candace has also continued to work as a certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist at the Christ hospital diabetes and Endocrine Center. "Everyone views health differently and so having that as the initial notion of going in a meeting with a client or patient greatly can help starting the the process of opening one's mind." In this episode, you will learn about:  Misperceptions and misunderstandings about diabetes and foods in Black, Hispanic and Latino communities  The family support system and its role in diabetes care amongst different communities Barriers dietitians and educators have when assisting their patients Resources dietitians and educators use when assisting different patients Culturally competent dietary resources you can check out after listening Keynotes: [0:37] How Candice became a Register Dietitian [1:11] Candice's take on why Black, Hispanic, and Latino populations are disproportionately affected by diabetes. [2:17] How the traditional cultural foods associated with the populations mentioned have changed [3:40] Barriers with diabetes care related to cultural food pair practices [4:53] The family support system and its role in diabetes care [6:02] Why educating the outpatient as an educator or dietitian will help improve diabetes care [7:10] What dietitians and educators think about and resources they look for when assisting patients. [10:05] Candice discusses the "Institute of Family Health" and "MyPlate." [12:45] Culturally competent dietary resources Candice recommends. Connect with Candice! Email: candice.jones@cincinnatistate.edu LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/candice-jones-med-rd-ld-cdces-fand-uconn/ Resources mentioned:  The Indian Health Service https://www.ihs.gov/diabetes/ Institute of Family Health https://institute.org/ Old ways https://oldwayspt.org/ Cultural Food Practices: eatright store https://www.eatrightstore.org/product-type/books/cultural-food-practices Connect with Yumlish! Website https://yumlish.com/ Instagram https://www.instagram.com/yumlish_/ Twitter https://twitter.com/yumlish_ Facebook https://www.facebook.com/yumlish LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/company/yumlish/
18:18
March 4, 2021
Virgie Tovar: Weight Discrimination and Self-love
Virgie Tovar speaks on her experience with the negative effects of weight discrimination, discovering self-love, and balancing health with body acceptance and positivity.  Tovar holds a master's degree in Sexuality Studies with a focus on the intersections of body size, race, and gender. She's a contributor for Forbes where she covers the plus-size market and how to end weight discrimination at work. She started the hashtag campaign #losehatenotweight. In 2018, Tovar gave a TEDx talk on the origins of the campaign. Tovar is the author of You Have the Right to Remain Fat, and The Self Love Revolution: Radical Body Positivity for Girls of Color. She's also the host of the podcast, "Rebel Eaters Club." "Plus sized women in particular, tend to get funneled into more physically laborious, lower paying jobs, care, jobs that involve caring for children, caring for elders, etc. And thin women tend to are likely or more likely to be funneled into jobs that are client facing and more sedentary, that involve a better higher paying." In this episode, you will learn about:  negative effects of weight discrimination balancing health and self-acceptance Tovar's book, "Self-Love Revolution" Keynotes: [0:56] Tovar talks about experiencing "fatphobia" from others growing up. [2:02] She explains how she discovered "fat activism," and her experience with data methods society uses to keep people a certain size.  [4:29] The negative consequences of weight discrimination at the doctor's office.  [6:31] Tovar talks about black women experiencing racism and sexism at the doctor's office. [7:51] Plus-sized people experience weight discrimination at work and school. [9:31] Tovar explains how society is structured regarding weight expectations, especially with people of color.  [11:45] How weight discrimination affects a person, physiologically and physically.  [13:07] The data behind "a normal weight," and accepting that data. [17:11] Tovar talks about her book, "The Self-love Revolution: Radical Body Positivity for Girls of Color."  Connect with Virgie Tovar! Instagram https://www.instagram.com/virgietovar/ Twitter https://twitter.com/virgietovar?lang=en Website https://www.virgietovar.com/ Podcast https://www.rebeleatersclub.com/ Connect with Yumlish! Website https://yumlish.com/ Instagram https://www.instagram.com/yumlish_/ Twitter https://twitter.com/yumlish_ Facebook https://www.facebook.com/yumlish/?tn-str=k*F LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/company/yumlish/ Go to the Yumlish Facebook and Instagram to enter into the giveaway of Virgie Tovar's latest book, "The Self-Love Revolution: Radical Body Positivity for Girls of Color."  Check her out on Amazon and order her book today!
22:56
February 25, 2021
Healthy Shopping at the Grocery Store
Shireen interviews Andrew Akhaphong about his work as a dietitian and recommends diets based on chronic conditions like diabetes and heart disease. Andrew talks about how one diet does not fit all and how one should use portion control in their own diet.  Andrew has been a registered dietitian and has been in the grocery retail industry for four years with six years of prior experience as a clinical nutrition manager. When he discovered how little there was in culturally appropriate education tools in the clinical setting, Andrew pursued the opportunity in grocery retail to bridge the gap to provide guidance on defining nutritional recommendations based on the cultural needs of consumers. "Yes, so one of my most favorite recommendations I like to give to people is there is not one diet that fits all. However, if there is a dietary lifestyle that requires you to restrict certain food groups, restricts your favorite foods, doesn't take into consideration your cultural preferences and food preferences, [then] that's not the right dietary intervention for you because you're more likely to fail and it's okay to continue doing what you normally do as your eating pattern. Just watch your portion control." In this episode you will learn: What dieting resources to follow To pay attention to labels on foods To coordinate cultural backgrounds with healthy diets Watch sodium intake and fluid restrictions in diet Keynotes:  [0:38] Andrew explains how his passion for nutrition and dietetics came to be. [2:23] Andrew consults with patients, provides tours, teaches classes and conducts research as a grocery store dietitian. [4:27] Resources for those with chronic conditions to use.  [5:50] Discusses the questions he receives often about different milk and sodium products and what alternatives they can use based on individuality.  [8:29] Recommends diets to those who struggle with adopting and maintaining a healthy lifestyle. [9:43] Andrew explains why it is important to be culturally aware and relevant when working with different backgrounds.  [11:21] Watch sodium intake and fluid restrictions in diet.    Connect with Andrew! Personal: Instagram https://www.instagram.com/kin.di_rd/ Facebook https://facebook.com/akhapaRD LinkedIn https://%20linkedin.com/in/andrewakhaphong/ Company:    Instagram https://www.instagram.com/mackenthunswaconia/ Facebook https://facebook.com/mackenthuns Connect with Yumlish! Website https://yumlish.com/ Instagram https://www.instagram.com/yumlish_/ Twitter https://twitter.com/yumlish_ Facebook https://www.facebook.com/yumlish LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/company/yumlish/
19:28
February 18, 2021
Inclusion in the Nutrition Field
What is systemic racism in the healthcare field?  In this episode, Teresa Turner teaches us how we as patients can deal with and manage problems in healthcare in the terms of racism and how important it is to make the nutrition field more inclusive. Teresa is a registered dietitian and School Nutrition Specialist who manages the food service operations of six programs for Fort Meade’s Army Child & Youth Services while also functioning as their Child and Adult Care Food Program Administrator. She has been passionate about dietetics for 20 years, lending her focus to child nutrition for more than eight years. Teresa is committed to enriching public health via equity and justice initiatives. "People are getting away with crimes, people are literally getting away with taking lives in emergency rooms and labor rooms; the amount of black women that die during childbirth... outrageous. And there's no accountability whatsoever, because we don't want to cancel them or hurt their feelings." In this episode, you will learn about: Teresa’s journey into nutrition Her study on childhood nutrition Her accomplishments in Audit the Academy Group Diminishing systemic racism in the healthcare field How the nutrition field can be made more inclusive Tips for healthcare practitioners Recommendations for patients Being comfortable asking questions to a health provider Resources to find inclusive meals and nutrition advice Top 3 things you should talk to your dietitian about  Keynotes: [01:41] What led Teresa to a career in nutrition [02:31] Teresa’s passion in childhood nutrition [03:33] Her accomplishments in Audit the Academy Group [05:11] Systemic racism in the healthcare field [07:28] The inclusion in the nutrition field [09:10] Tips for healthcare practitioners [11:35] Recommendations do you have for patients [12:52] How to find comfort to ask questions to a health provider [14:07] Resources to find truly inclusive meals [14:58] Top 3 things you should talk to your dietitian Connect with Teresa! Instagram http://www.instagram.com/tturndietitian LinkedIn http://www.linkedin.com/in/teresalturnermsrd Twitter https://www.twitter.com/TTurnDietitian Connect with Yumlish! Website https://yumlish.com/ Instagram https://www.instagram.com/yumlish_/ Twitter https://twitter.com/yumlish_ Facebook https://www.facebook.com/yumlish LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/company/yumlish/
19:53
February 11, 2021
Sugar Dietary Guidelines
Shireen sits down with registered dietitian Jaime Freier, and discuss Dietary Guidelines focusing on sodium, sugar and alcohol. Jaime recommends how the dietary guidelines should be reviewed and adjusted, and how one could stay up-to-date with their nutrition information.  Jamie is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and Licensed Dietitian skilled in Customer Service, Public Speaking, Nutrition, and Management. She graduated from University of Minnesota-Twin Cities with a BS in Nutrition focused in Dietetics and a BA in Psychology with a Social Justice minor. She also completed a Dietetic Internship at the University of Wisconsin Green Bay with an emphasis in Leadership. She currently works at M Health Fairview in the Greater Minneapolis-St. Paul Area. "What these dietary guidelines do that is really helpful as it goes through the lifespan starting from infants all the way to older adults, and at each one of those life stages, there are tips in there to help prevent chronic diseases." In this episode, you will learn: How Jaime discusses how she became a Registered Dietitian Sodium, sugar and alcohol limitations within new guidelines How one should stay up to date with guidelines How one should review and adjust diets specific to conditions Keynotes: [0:13] Jaime discusses how she became a Registered Dietitian. [1:29] Helpful aspects of USDA dietary guidelines for those with chronic illness.  [3:07] Jaime discusses sodium limitations within guidelines. [5:07] Less is more with sugar.  [6:00] Jaime's take on reducing alcohol intake to one per day. [9:28] Jaime recommends how dietary guidelines be reviewed and adjusted. [10:38] Staying up to date with nutrition information. [10:56] Steps one could take to lead a healthier life. Connect with Jaime! LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/jamie-freier/ Twitter https://twitter.com/fancyfreier?lang=en Email: jamieraefreier@gmail.com Resources mentioned: USDA New Dietary Guidelines https://www.dietaryguidelines.gov/ Department of Health and Human Services https://health.gov/our-work/food-nutrition Connect with Yumlish! Website https://yumlish.com/ Instagram https://www.instagram.com/yumlish_/ Twitter https://twitter.com/yumlish_ Facebook https://www.facebook.com/yumlish LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/company/yumlish/
15:57
February 4, 2021
Positive Food Language
Do you have a positive relationship with food? In this episode, Registered Dietitian Sarah Crulcich tells us how important it is to permit ourselves to have food and enjoy it. How important is it to have a dialogue when it comes to food? Sarah explains how food insecurity can bring toxic stress and have an impact on our immune systems, and on children, it can even impact their brain development. She also tells us how we give food big moral power depending on what culture it comes from, even if it doesn’t impact badly our health. Sarah is a Registered Dietitian and the Health Promotion Coordinator at the Houston Food Bank where she addresses policy, systems, and environmental change strategies. She is the Houston Ambassador of Diversify Dietetics and was the 2019-2020 Texas Academy (SE Region) Recognized Young Dietitian of the Year. Prior to the food bank, Sarah was a fellow in Washington, D.C. where she worked on SNAP regulations, health disparities, and Child Nutrition Reauthorization. "Having a good relationship with food is not about weigh, and I would argue that the way we talked about weight is often what drives a poor relationship with food." In this episode, you will learn about: Sarah’s journey into dietetics and her passion about it What a positive food language is and what outcomes are typically associated with positive self-talk around food Weight management impact on food language The trauma that food insecurity can bring The outcomes of negative internal dialogues How to shift your self-talk from negative to positive langue Tips to implement positive food talk How to deal with people making negative food comments Keynotes: [01:40] What brought Sarah into a career as a Registered Dietitian [02:57] Positive food language [03:55] Weight management impact on food language [05:06] Food insecurity and trauma [06:34] Negative internal dialogues [08:09] Shifting negative to positive language [12:00] Tips to implement positive food talk [12:59] Negative food comments Connect with Sarah! Instagram https://www.instagram.com/houstonfoodbank/?hl=en Facebook https://www.facebook.com/thehoustonfoodbank/ LinkedIn http://www.linkedin.com/in/sarah-crulcich Twitter https://twitter.com/HoustonFoodBank?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor Website https://www.houstonfoodbank.org/ Connect with Yumlish: Website https://yumlish.com/ Instagram https://www.instagram.com/yumlish_/ Twitter https://twitter.com/yumlish_ Facebook https://www.facebook.com/yumlish LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/company/yumlish/
17:05
January 28, 2021
The Epidemic of Childhood Obesity
Are children aware of what is happening to their health? In this episode, Dr. Powell teaches us how important is for adults to teach their children healthy habits related to food and exercise, so common diseases that affected mostly adults, don’t affect them so hard like it is nowadays. She also points out the intensity of diseases in colored and poor children compared to others, giving us something to reflect about. Dr. Audrey Ross Powell is physician with over 10 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry. She is a Board-Certified Pediatrician and an Internist (Physician for Adults).  She completed dual residencies in both Internal Medicine and Pediatrics at the University of Tennessee in Memphis. Her medical degree is from the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. She is a graduate of Texas A&M University where she received a Bachelor’s degree in Microbiology. She enjoys collaborating across the healthcare spectrum to provide compassionate care and believes in putting the patient first. In addition, she enjoys empowering patients and families with knowledge along their health journeys. She is an effective communicator and strategist. She prides herself as a lifelong learner and is passionate about health and happiness. In her spare time, she enjoys charitable work, traveling and spending time with her family. "...Oftentimes we think about good food and bad food. So getting rid of that language, so there's not good food or bad food..." In this episode, you will learn about What led Dr. Powell into pediatrics The changes in pediatrics The outcomes of childhood obesity “the health of the children is the health of the nation” Pre-diabetes in children The greatest contributors to the childhood obesity epidemic What to do to have a healthy relationship with food The positive relationship between food and children The line between encouraging children to eat something new vs. forcing them eat something they don’t like Audrey’s thought of using food as a reward Sense that nutrition matters in older children When parents should consider consulting a registered dietitian for their child What would it take to start seeing childhood obesity numbers start to decline Keynotes: [01:21] What led Audrey to a career in pediatrics [01:57] The changes she has seen throughout her 20 years in her field [02:24] Outcomes of childhood obesity [04:20] How she sees pre-diabetes in children [05:08] The greatest contributors to the childhood obesity epidemic such as knowledge in the family of nutrition for the children [06:03] Healthy relationship with food [07:37] Positive relationship between food and children [08:55] Encouraging children to eat something new vs. forcing them eat something they don’t like [10:24] Using food as a reward [12:49] The sense that nutrition matters in older children [13:56] When parents should consider consulting a registered dietitian for their child [14:51] When childhood obesity numbers start to decline Connect with Audrey! LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/audreyrpowellmd/ Connect with Yumlish! Website https://yumlish.com/ Instagram https://www.instagram.com/yumlish_/ Twitter https://twitter.com/yumlish_ Facebook https://www.facebook.com/yumlish LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/company/yumlish/
18:47
January 21, 2021
Food Trends and Products
Trends in terms of food are good or bad? With a life full of nutrition studies, Lisa Andrew teaches us how we can have awareness of what we purchase to eat, and the differences of choosing a healthy product for dietetics. She also emphasizes why you should enjoy your food more and not be so neurotic about it. Lisa is a seasoned dietitian who shares her nutrition knowledge through teaching, counseling, freelance writing and cooking demos. In addition, she designed a line of food pun swag where part of proceeds goes towards reducing food insecurity in Cincinnati. She is the author of the Healing Gout cookbook and will write her second cookbook in 2021 on thyroid disease. "...It's nice to see dieticians working with food brands, because we're really the people that are recommending things or kind of sifting through the science. And I think that's important not to just have a pretty face and a skinny body saying, 'Oh, you drink this and you'll look like me.'" In this episode, you will learn about: What led Lisa into a career in nutrition What is soundbitesnutrition? The positive and negative food trends How you can be more aware when purchasing a product? What products are best for people with diabetes? The importance of Lisa’s work in the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion’s committee in the Ohio Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics The effort of some brands to embrace the minority Her work in the Lettuce Beet Hunger food pun shop Why you should enjoy more your food and not be always so neurotic about it? Working to impact food insecurity Her motivation to write her book The Healing Gout Cookbook Keynotes: [01:29] Lisa’s journey into nutrition [02:11] Lisa’s career as a professional and an entrepreneur [03:35] Soundbitesnutrition [05:18] Positive and negative trends in foods [07:48] Strategies for you to be more aware while purchasing a product [09:12] Best products for people with diabetes [10:32] Lisa’s work in the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion’s committee [11:45] Brands embracing the minority [12:05] The Lettuce Beet Hunger food pun shop [13:18] Working to impact food insecurity [15:24] Lisa’s book The Healing Gout Cookbook Connect with Lisa! Instagram https://www.instagram.com/nutrigirl66/?hl=en Facebook https://facebook.com/soundbitesnutritionllc LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/lisa-andrews-1597746/ Twitter https://twitter.com/nutrigirl Connect with Yumlish! Website https://yumlish.com/ Instagram https://www.instagram.com/yumlish_/ Twitter https://twitter.com/yumlish_ Facebook https://www.facebook.com/yumlish LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/company/yumlish/
17:50
January 14, 2021
Best of 2020
Welcome to the 2020 Wrap-up! We are taking a walk down memory lane with some of our all-time most listened to episodes from the past year. Keynotes: [2:09] Dr. William Li in COVID-19 and Eating for Diabetes talks about expanding how we think about the development of type two diabetes.  [4:05] Choosing the right foods can prevent or help manage diabetes.  [4:35] He also explains the secret behind healthy eating and how to enjoy it.  [6:25] Registered Dietitian Grace Rivers in Simplified Nutrition for Diabetes talks about healthy food combinations for a balanced diet for diabetes.  [8:22] Rivers shares recipe ideas and resources. [9:25] In Combating the Social Stigmas of Diabetes, registered Nurse and Diabetes Educator Megan Munoz explains the importance of having discussions about the associated risk factors in order to provide more robust care.  [13:09] Registered Dietitian Shannon Leininger in the End to Demonizing Foods in Diabetes Care talks about how to one can eat better without demonizing foods.  [14:52] In Food Colonization and Fixing Food Oppressions, Tambra Stevenson talks about what is food colonization and are the three "E"s. [17:31] During the last clip of the 2020 Wrap-up, Sandra Arevalo from Culture in Diet and Healthcare talks about an example of diabetes management and how personal life can get in the way of treatment. Connect with our 2020 Wrap-up guests!  Dr. Li Website Instagram  Twitter  Grace Rivers Website  Twitter:  Linkedin Megan Munoz Website LinkedIn Instagram Shannon Leininger Facebook LinkedIn Tambra Stevenson LinkedIn Instagram Twitter Sandra Arevalo Instagram LinkedIn Twitter Connect with Yumlish! Website Instagram  Twitter Facebook  LinkedIn
21:06
January 7, 2021
Preventionist Healthcare and Environment Impact on Health
Is it important to prevent yourself from diseases? Is it easier to just take care of yourself when you get ill? In this episode, Marsha-Gail Davis tells us how important it is to be one step ahead from illnesses and also how the internal and external environments can impact our healthcare. Dr. Davis MD, is a primary care internist and preventionist. Originally from the island of Jamaica, she received her MD from the University of California, San Diego, and completed her residency in the Yale Primary Care Residency Program. She is currently completing additional training in the UCSD Preventive Medicine Residency Program while serving in the role of Chief Resident. At the American College of Lifestyle Medicine, in addition to serving on the Board as Young Director, Dr. Davis is a leader of the Health Equity Through Lifestyle Medicine (HEAL) Initiative. "Your individual choices are significantly influenced by your environment, both physical and social, because that's where culture comes into play. And we know how much marketing, you can actually sneak way more than I could on that." In this episode, you will learn about: Dr. Davis' journey in medicine and how she likes to help people  The importance of being a preventionist  How to be in a health-conscious environment  The impact of community on healthcare  Cultural competency in Dr. Davis' work  How to connect with Dr. Davis on social media  Keynotes:  [01:38] What led Marsha to a career in medicine?  [02:40] What does it mean to be a preventionist?  [05:22] How you can be in a health-conscious environment  [08:38] The impact of community in healthcare  [11:30] Cultural competency  Connect with Dr. Davis!  Instagram https://www.instagram.com/mgdthedoc/?hl=en Twitter https://twitter.com/marshagaildavis?lang=en LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/marsha-gail-davis-96407a12b Connect with Yumlish! Website https://yumlish.com/ Instagram https://www.instagram.com/yumlish_/ Twitter https://twitter.com/yumlish_ Facebook https://www.facebook.com/yumlish LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/company/yumlish/
17:35
December 17, 2020
Deck the Halls with Boughs of Healthy
Do you care about your health on holiday meals? In this episode, Dr. Teresa Wagner teaches us how we can deal with big meals during holidays and still be healthy. She also gives tips on how we can cover up the COVID-19 stress, social distance and difficulties we can have, and still have fun in this holiday season. Dr. Wagner is a registered and licensed dietitian. She is certified in public health and a certified community health worker instructor. As a clinician, she was recently certified in Patient Safety, Lifestyle Medicine and Health Coaching. In her role at Safer Care Texas, she has established a multi-stakeholder health literacy collaborative with the DFW Hospital Council Foundation and testified on health literacy legislation in Texas. As a result of her work locally, regionally & nationally, she received the 2018 Texas Health Literacy Hero Award as well as the 2020 Distinguished Alumni Award from Texas Christian University. "I think people underestimate the role that sleep plays in our overall health and I can tell you right along with... my balance of eating the right foods, I also have to make sure that I get adequate amounts of sleep to keep my digestive tract healthy." In this episode, you will learn about: Dr. Wagnar’s journey into dietetics What to eat in holiday season and be healthy – normally we would eat big meals What to do if you are a sweet tooth Recommendations on holiday eating How to deal with social distance and have emotional resilience Being active outside your house How to deal this stress during the COVID-19 pandemic Why we need to avoid risky substances such as alcohol How to connect with Dr. Wagnar Keynotes: [01:06] What led Dr. Wagnar to a career in dietetics [02:09] Recommendation of healthy eating on holidays [03:53] What to do if you are a sweet tooth [04:47] Other considerations for holiday eating [07:20] Emotional resilience in social distance [09:53] External activities and exercises [12:20] Dealing with stress during the COVID-19 pandemic [14:42] Avoid risky substances such as alcohol [18:09] How to get connected with Dr. Wagnar! Connect with Dr. Wagnar! Instagram https://www.instagram.com/travelingrd/ LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/teresawagner/ Twitter https://twitter.com/TravelingRD Connect with Yumlish! Website https://yumlish.com/ Instagram https://www.instagram.com/yumlish_/ Twitter https://twitter.com/yumlish_ Facebook https://www.facebook.com/yumlish LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/company/yumlish/
20:40
December 10, 2020
Culture in Diet and Healthcare
Does diabetes have an equal treatment for every patient? Do you know how to communicate with health providers? In this episode, Sandra tells us how different the treatment is for each patient based on the culture, personal fears, and habits. Also, she states that once you are diagnosed with some disease, it is indispensable that you understand what that means for your life from that moment on. Sandra Arévalo is the Director of Community and Patient Education at Montefiore Nyack Hospital. Working as a bilingual private consultant, researcher and spokesperson has helped her expand her horizons to continue her mission and commitment to provide health care to the most underserved and diverse families. "Who are you? What's your support system? Do you have a family? What are your reasons to be alive and fight this disease? Do you have the means to care for yourself of both like, psychologically and economically and physically? Like, are you able to take care of yourself? You know, like, if you have to inject yourself, or your fingers functioning well, but is your mind functioning?" In this episode, you will learn about: Sandra’s background in nutrition in diverse cultures What it means to care for the patient and not the diagnoses How you can become an advocate for your care The adequate communication with a health care provider How to connect with Sandra on social media Keynotes: [01:27] What led Sandra to work with people from different cultures in dietetics [04:06] Caring for the patient and not for the diagnoses [05:32] How personal life can interfere in diabetes treatment [09:01] The communication with the doctor [11:57] How does one become an advocate for their care? Connect with Sandra! Instagram https://www.instagram.com/sandra.arevalo.rd/ Facebook https://www.facebook.com/SandraArevaloRD/ LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/sandra-j-ar%C3%A9valo-mph-rdn-cde-clc-fada-10700931?lipi=urn%3Ali%3Apage%3Ad_flagship3_profile_view_base_contact_details%3BPYpYasXYQvyA4M%2Bo28rqeg%3D%3D Twitter https://twitter.com/sandraarevalord?lang=en Connect with Yumlish! Website https://yumlish.com/ Instagram https://www.instagram.com/yumlish_/ Twitter https://twitter.com/yumlish_ Facebook https://www.facebook.com/yumlish LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/company/yumlish/
18:46
December 3, 2020
Movement as Medicine
Is exercise what makes us lose weight? How can we balance it with our eating habits so we can be healthy? Being healthy also means losing weight, if necessary, and having a good mental health. In this episode, Dr. Tinka Barnes teaches us how we can use exercise to improve our health properly even during the COVID-19 pandemic and how we can use movement as medicine.  Dr. Barnes is a board-certified Family Medicine physician who relishes working in the underserved community. She is passionate about educating her patients on how to live a healthier life through nutrition and movement as medicine.  "I don't think that we as a population focus so much on our physical activity can really help us from a mental health standpoint. And so movement as medicine is really a phrase to say you can use these activities that you're doing to improve your cardiovascular fitness, but you can also use these activities to improve your mental health." In this episode, you will learn about: Dr. Barnes trajectory in her career  The importance of exercise The link between mental health and exercise How to use movement as medicine  COVID-19: exercise at home – tools  Setting goals according to how much exercise you can do  Diet in diabetes and the link between illness, diet, and activity  Keynotes:  [01:24] What led Tinka to become a Family Medicine physician and how did this focus on food  [03:01] Movement as medicine  [05:49] How Tinka uses movement as medicine in her career  [06:42] Tools we can use at home to exercise  [08:52] Specific exercise guides for each patient  [10:04] Set goals for your exercise  [11:41] Diet for Dr. Barnes’ diabetes patients  [13:46] Functional medicine  [14:56] Illness, diet, and activity  [17:20] Exercise ideas – dancing  Connect with Tinka!  Instagram https://www.instagram.com/theeveganmd/?hl=en Connect with Yumlish! Website https://yumlish.com/ Instagram https://www.instagram.com/yumlish_/ Twitter https://twitter.com/yumlish_ Facebook https://www.facebook.com/yumlish LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/company/yumlish/
20:26
November 19, 2020
Food Colonization and Fixing Food Oppression
What is food colonialism? How has it helped shape “right” and “wrong” foods? In this episode, Tambra Stevenson tells us about food oppression and how it is reflected in our society. This colonization leads to a series of chronic diseases such as diabetes, which is why Tambra teaches us how we can control and improve our eating habits.  Featured as a 2020 Changemaker in the Foody System by Washington City Paper, Tambra Raye Stevenson is the visionary founder/CEO of WANDA: Women Advancing Nutrition, Dietetics and Agriculture. Appointed by Mayor Bowser to the D.C. Food Policy Council, Tambra serves as the Council’s first public health nutritionist and co-chairs the Food System and Nutrition Education working group which is championing nutrition education for all. Prior to pursuing her PhD at American University, Tambra completed her MPH at Tufts University School of Medicine and her Bachelors in Human Nutrition at Oklahoma State University.  "What is, again, our values? How do we have a line with that? Because otherwise, oppression is using food to be weaponized. And if we are literally harming us citizens through food, then one has to say, are we really at a war against ourselves? And how do we win a war that has been a civil war turn inward?" In this episode, you will learn about:   What is food colonialism and how does it help shape “right” and “wrong” foods   Why we should decolonize our food system  How food oppression can leave to chronic illnesses   Education in nutrition   Eating and self-medicating   Different spectrums of food and its nutrients   What does the phrase “When you educate a woman, you educate a community” mean in nutrition   Keynotes: [01:30] What led Tambra to become a public health nutritionist? [03:06] What is food colonialism? [03:50] What are the 3 “E”s? [05:50] What does it mean to decolonize our food system? [08:03] How food oppression can leave to chronic illnesses (especially diabetes) [09:38] How food oppression can appear [12:03] Addressing education in nutrition [16:07] Who is the onus upon? – the individual [19:08] Different spectrums of food and its nutrients [21:11] “When you educate a woman, you educate a community” Connect with Tambra! Facebook https://fb.com/tambraraye LinkedIn https://linkedin.com/in/tambra Instagram https://instagram.com/tambraraye Twitter https://twitter.com/tambraraye Find the Company! Facebook https://fb.com/iamwandaorg LinkedIn https://linkedin.com/company/iamwandaorg Instagram https://instagram.com/_iamwandaorg Twitter https://twitter.com/iamwandaorg Connect with Yumlish! Website https://yumlish.com/ Instagram https://www.instagram.com/yumlish_/ Twitter https://twitter.com/yumlish_ Facebook https://www.facebook.com/yumlish LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/company/yumlish/
27:31
November 12, 2020
Connecting Malnutrition and Obesity
Can someone be obese and still be malnourished? In this episode, Wendy Phillips, a nutritionist for over 20 years, tells us about what it means to be malnourished, how one can be diagnosed for it and how it can be treated. She says how good health and good nutrition can be managed and maintained daily.  Wendy has worked for Morrison Healthcare for 11 years in clinical nutrition director positions and is now a Regional Vice President for Morrison. She is active in public policy and has held multiple leadership positions in the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and the American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition. "We also often talk to patients that say, 'I know I've lost weight rapidly. It isn't a good thing, but I don't want to regain the weight, I'm happy that I've lost weight.' And so our message back to them is we won't help you gain back weight as far as fat, but we need to increase that muscle mass in order to have good health." In this episode, you will learn about: What led Wendy to start working in malnutrition and food insecurity  What it means to be obese and still be malnourished  Nutrition in the eyes of a professional  Websites in which you will have information about nutrition  Keynotes: [02:05] Social influences in malnutrition  [03:39] What is malnutrition?  [04:54] What does it mean to be obese and still be malnourished?  [05:25] What a dietitian needs to focus on  [06:40] How malnutrition is treated  [08:59] Diagnoses of bad health and websites  [12:14] Talking about food insecurity  [13:09] The ability to exercise your own cultural food preferences and how to use it effectively  Connect with Wendy! Facebook https://www.facebook.com/wendy.phillips.3998 LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/wendy-phillips-ms-rd-cd-cnsc-nwcc-cle-fand-b1b70346/ Instagram https://www.instagram.com/wendy_phillips_rd/ Connect with Yumlish! Website https://yumlish.com/ Instagram https://www.instagram.com/yumlish_/ Twitter https://twitter.com/yumlish_ Facebook https://www.facebook.com/yumlish LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/company/yumlish/
19:37
November 5, 2020
Debunking the Hype on Vitamin Supplements
Do you know your vitamins? Did you know that most vitamins fall into two broad categories? And an excess of one category actually gets flushed right out of you! Find out if vitamin supplements actually live up to the hype! In this episode, registered dietitian Amanda Izquierdo shares this and so much more! Amanda is a Chicago based dietitian and food and nutrition consultant. She has spent her career working with food, beverage, and ingredient companies, and marketing and public relations agencies to help brands effectively and credibly communicate their nutrition stories. She also works virtually with busy people to eliminate confusion around healthy eating and build confidence about their food choices. "Vitamin C is a water soluble vitamin. It's also sometimes referred to as ascorbic acid. So you may see that on ingredient labels and just know that that's vitamin C. It is crucial for the production of collagen and neurotransmitters and it's also involved in protein metabolism." In this episode you will learn about… Amanda’s mission in dietetics Understanding and differentiating the types of vitamins Examples of water-soluble and fat-soluble vitamins Understanding and Breaking Down B Vitamins The truth about vitamin B supplements Why we don’t need to take vitamin C supplements How to connect with Amanda on social media SOME CORRECTIONS ABOUT TODAY'S EPISODE: The daily recommended amount of vitamin C is 75 milligrams for women and 90 milligrams for men. The daily recommended amount of pantothenic acid is 5 MILLIGRAMS, not micrograms.   Keynotes: [01:34] What led Amanda to focus her life on dietetics and weight management? [03:19] Learning about the different categories of vitamins [04:40] Understanding water-soluble and fat-soluble vitamins [05:18] What are B Vitamins? Are Vitamin B supplements necessary? [13:48] What is vitamin C and where are they found? Are these supplements necessary? [18:43] How to get connected with Amanda! Connect with Amanda! Instagram https://www.instagram.com/izzy.eats.rd/ Facebook https://www.facebook.com/amandaizquierdonutrition/ LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/amandawizquierdo/ Twitter https://twitter.com/IzzyEatsRD Connect with Yumlish! Website https://yumlish.com/ Instagram https://www.instagram.com/yumlish_/ Twitter https://twitter.com/yumlish_ Facebook https://www.facebook.com/yumlish LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/company/yumlish/
20:53
October 29, 2020
The End To Demonizing Foods In Diabetes Care
In this episode, Registered Dietitian Shannon Leininger talks to us about why we should not “demonize” foods, what it means when physicians advise you to “cut out carbs and anything white,” and she explains what it means to meet patients where they are.  Shannon is a Registered Dietitian, Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist and Certified Health Education Specialist practicing in Las Vegas, NV. She has more than 10 years of experience in the field of dietetics and is passionate about helping people manage and improve their health with lifestyle changes.  "Sometimes we hear about any foods that are carbohydrates in general, which is a very general term, but and those have been demonized as well. And this is really kind of problematic, because when we start to label foods as good or bad, we start to associate value with that."  In this episode you will learn about: The concept of “demonizing” foods and ways to change that mindset  Shannon’s approaches in nutritional therapy (portion control and taking steps to reach specific goals; i.e. decrease blood sugar)  Misconceptions with the phrase: “cut out carbs and anything white”  What does it mean to meet patients where they are?  Keynotes: [1:37] What led Shannon to the field of nutrition?  [4:05] What does it mean to “demonize” food?  [5:37] What are examples of foods that are “demonized?”  [7:32] What is wrong with the statement “cut out carbs and anything white?”  [8:29] What is a better way to rephrase that statement?  [10:01] How does one eat better without “demonizing” foods?  [13:52] Overcoming guilt when indulging in certain foods  [14:51] Why do foods with less nutrients taste better? [16:12] What does it mean to meet patients where they are?  Connect with Shannon! Facebook https://www.facebook.com/livewellnutritionlv/ LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/shannon-leininger-071571b2/ Connect with Yumlish! Website https://yumlish.com/ Instagram https://www.instagram.com/yumlish_/ Twitter https://twitter.com/yumlish_ Facebook https://www.facebook.com/yumlish LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/company/yumlish/
21:08
October 22, 2020
Diabetes and the Latino Community
In this episode, Karina Nayeli Soto, Yumlish’s lead Dietitian, talks to us about the prevalence of diabetes in the Latino community and the contributing factors to that, her culturally relevant approach in nutrition therapy, the misconceptions around diabetes, and grocery shopping habits in the Latino community.  Karina is a Bi-Lingual Registered Dietitian with a Master’s Degree in Clinical Nutrition. She worked for the Department of Health and Human Services at Dallas City and for the Health Department of Mexico. She is currently the lead dietitian at Yumlish!  "There's an old phrase that says that we are what we sow, maybe the opposite is also true and we eat what we are. If we want to really make an impact in our Latino community, we need to understand that it takes more than used to provide information, sometimes the how, and to whom that information is the lever is more than important than the word."  In this episode you will learn about: Karina’s passion for nutrition and diabetes care in the Latino community  Prevalence of diabetes in the Latino community  Socioeconomic factors that contribute to health disparities within this community  Karina’s strategies and approach in medical nutrition therapy Importance of education in portion control  Lack of knowledge in the sugar and calories content in sugary drinks  How to address the usage of herbal self-care remedies  Grocery shopping habits in Latinos and what changes can be made  Keynotes: [2:30] What led Karina to the field of nutrition, specifically focusing on the Latino community.  [5:06] Prevalence of diabetes in Hispanic populations  [6:50] What factors contribute to the health disparities faced by Hispanic-Americans  [9:34] Karina’s culturally relevant approach in nutritional therapy and why this approach is important  [10:24] Effective strategies Karina’s has used in nutritional therapy  [13:04] Gaps of information on MyPlate  [14:20] Addressing common herbal self-care remedies as substitutes for medical treatment [18:31] Grocery shopping habits she observes in Latino patients  Connect with Karina!  Instagram http://instagram.com/your.mexican.dietitian/%20and%20nutritionsolutions_karinasoto LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/yourmexicandietitian YouTube (Spanish) https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCMP3RUZGq58JWhxuqb2Kyog/playlists Connect with Yumlish! Website https://yumlish.com/ Instagram https://www.instagram.com/yumlish_/ Twitter https://twitter.com/yumlish_ Facebook https://www.facebook.com/yumlish LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/company/yumlish/
25:23
October 15, 2020
Closing Gaps within Nutrition
In this episode, Registered Dietitian Madalyn Vasquez talks to us about her journey into nutrition with a specific focus on diabetes care, how she's closing gaps within nutrition, and eliminating stigmas around diabetes within the Latino community, and how she works to simplify education and related information regarding diabetes so it doesn’t feel as overwhelming.  Madalyn is a registered dietitian, and has a Master’s degree in nutrition and dietetics. She is currently working as a dietitian, providing nutrition and diabetes education to those living with diabetes; and she works to provide evidenced-based nutrition while allowing her patients to fully understand how food impacts blood sugars differently.  "There's a nutrition gap and my passion is to help close that and help bring clarity to those that may be struggling with an diagnosis, or even have no idea of what nutrition is because there's a lot of misconceptions within the nutrition community, not only the diabetes community, but just nutrition community overall." In this episode, you will learn about: Madalyn’s passion for nutrition and diabetes care and the influence her family had  Her desire to close gaps within nutrition and help bring clarity to individuals of what nutrition is  Her approach to nutrition therapy in helping people, from reducing misinformation to diminishing people’s perception on diabetes  The negative stigmas around diabetes within the Latino community  Her unique approach to diabetes education and the effects it has had on people’s lifestyles How proper education can empower people living with diabetes  Keynotes: [01:45] Madalyn shares the passion for nutrition and diabetes care, and the influence her family had on her lifework  [05:27] Defining what it means to close nutrition gaps  [6:33] The need to reduce misinformation and bring clarity in people’s perception of diabetes  [8:00] The negative stigmas around diabetes within the Latino community  [10:53] Her take on diabetes education  [14:23] Empowering people living with diabetes through education and resources  Connect with Madalyn!   Instagram https://www.instagram.com/diabetes.rd/?hl=en LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/madalynvasquez Connect with Yumlish! Website https://yumlish.com/ Instagram https://www.instagram.com/yumlish_/ Twitter https://twitter.com/yumlish_ Facebook https://www.facebook.com/yumlish LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/company/yumlish/
20:48
October 8, 2020
Simple Plant-Based Eating
On this episode Dietitian Nutritionist and Diabetes Care and Education Specialist Kim Rose speaks of her work to keep nutrition advice simple and inclusive, the impact of plant-based eating, her work in Florida a recent covid-19 hotspot, and her podcast. Kim is a Florida RDN who specializes in health and wellness concerns for underserved populations. Her inclusive approach and philosophy revolve around “making nutrition easy and attainable” especially for people with diabetes. "Speaking to communities of color, I realized it was very important for them to still hold on to their traditional foods, but make it in such a way that it is healthful for them. Additionally, with that, even before getting into the nitty gritty of what the diet should entail, I realized that there was just this mental block about them. They didn't want me to speak to them about diabetes, I guess they thought that I was the food police per se. So I said, you know, it's, it's not difficult at all. It's quite simple." In this episode you'll learn about:  Simplicity in nutrition  Cultural relevance in nutrition Plant based diets and its impact in the body Keynotes: [1:38] What led Kim to nutrition, specifically diabetes care  [4:01] Her approach of inclusivity and simplicity in nutrition  [5:08] General outcomes of cultural relevance in nutrition  [6:03] Why cultural relevance is an important aspect of nutrition  [8:19] Plant based diets and its impact on the brain and body  [11:59] Impact of plant based diets on hbA1c levels  [13:13] COVID-19’s effect on diabetes patients  [15:21] More about Kim’s podcast  Connect with Kim! Website https://www.kimrosedietitian.com/ Facebook https://www.linkedin.com/in/kim-rose-rdn-cdces-cnsc-ld-0100ba31 LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/kim-rose-rdn-cdces-cnsc-ld-0100ba31 Instagram https://influence.co/kimrosedietitian YouTube https://www.youtube.com/kimrosedietitian Connect with Yumlish! Website https://yumlish.com/ Instagram https://www.instagram.com/yumlish_/ Twitter https://twitter.com/yumlish_ Facebook https://www.facebook.com/yumlish LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/company/yumlish/
20:15
October 1, 2020
Bilingual Diabetes Care and Food Diversity
On this episode, Registered Dietitian Joyce Verdejo chats about her work in nutrition, specifically in diabetes care, her strong focus on the Latino community, the diversity and richness of foods within this community, her efforts to release bilingual posts to make information accessible, and widely held misconceptions in diabetes.  Joyce has 20 years of experience in dietetics. She obtained a bachelor degree in science/nutrition from the University of Puerto Rico and a dietetic internship from The Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Puerto Rico. She is currently a dietitian at Sarasota Memorial’s comprehensive Diabetes Treatment Services program. As an outpatient dietitian she is responsible for guiding the education for clients of all ages with diabetes and their family members.  "There's a lot of Latinos and Hispanics here in the United States that they can speak English and they understand English, but they prefer to get the information in their primary language, that it will be Spanish. They feel more connected to me, and they feel more open to share their concerns, and I can help them better." On this episode you will learn about: What led Joyce Verdejo to nutrition, specifically in diabetes care. Why is her focus on the Latino community?  Which cultures within the Latino communities has she worked with? Why she creates bilingual posts and how that helped connect with her patients.  Her recommendations and healthy alternatives to traditional Latino foods.  Misinformation and misconception in diabetes.  Keynotes: [0:36] What led Joyce Verdejo to nutrition, specifically in diabetes care.  [1:31] Joyce Verdejo’s focus on the Latino community.  [3:20] The various groups in the Latino community she has worked with.  [5:03] How creating bilingual posts has resonated with her audience.  [8:25] Recommendations and healthy alternatives to traditional Latino foods.  [14:00] Widely held misconceptions in diabetes.  Connect with Joyce! Instagram https://instagram.com/latin.diabetes.nutrition YouTube https://www.youtube.com/c/LatinDiabetesNutrition/videos Connect with Yumlish! Website https://yumlish.com/ Instagram https://www.instagram.com/yumlish_/ Twitter https://twitter.com/yumlish_ Facebook https://www.facebook.com/yumlish LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/company/yumlish/
23:48
September 24, 2020
Combating the Social Stigmas of Diabetes
On this episode, Registered Nurse and Diabetes Educator, Megan Muñoz chats about associated risk factors for diabetes that are not behavioral, her fight to reduce the stigma associated with type 2 diabetes, and why it is so important to reduce that stigma in order to obtain great quality care. Muñoz is the creator and host of "Type 2 and You with Meg", the first podcast by a certified diabetes care and education specialist dedicated to people living with type 2 diabetes. Her passion to reduce diabetes stigmas is evident in her podcasting, content contributions, and live presentations.   "There's so much focus on what people do on their day to day. But we often forget that even those choices are limited by how much money people have, how much what they have access to as far as health care. And so when we zoom out and look at the big picture for diabetes risks, it's very complicated." On this episode you will learn about: Megan’s inspiration behind her work in diabetes care   The unforeseen risk factors associated with type 2 diabetes   The importance of communication and having discussion amongst healthcare providers and people living with diabetes to ultimately provide more robust care   The complexity of diabetes management and the large social stigma around it   The need for treatments to be patient-centered, with tangible actions   Vital tips in reducing the social stigmas surrounding diabetes management   Tools needed to address diabetes and healthcare for minority groups  Megan’s platform, Type 2 and You with Meg and how she utilizes it to enhance diabetes education   Keynotes: [1:35] Megan explains the history and inspiration behind her work in diabetes care [2:10] Highlighting the unforeseen, associated risk factors for type 2 diabetes such as education, access to care, and adverse childhood events   [4:00] Explaining the importance of having discussions about these associated risk factors in order to ultimately provide more robust care   [7:55] Discussing the complexity of diabetes health and the large social stigma surrounding it   [8:45] Megan speaks on refocusing our discussions about diabetes management with an emphasis on patient-centered, tangible actions   [9:50] Megan’s tips to reduce the stigmas on diabetes management [12:07] Addressing diabetes specifically for minority communities   [15:25] Megan’s experience with her podcast platform, Type 2 and You with Meg.  \ Connect with Megan!  Email: type2andyoucontact@gmail.com   Website https://type2andyou.org/?v=868f8823ca02 LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/megan-mu%C3%B1oz-rn-msn-cmsrn-cdces-37797b105 Facebook https://www.facebook.com/Type2andYouwithMeg/ Instagram https://www.instagram.com/type2andyou_by_a_cde/ Connect with Yumlish! Website https://yumlish.com/ Instagram https://www.instagram.com/yumlish_/ Twitter https://twitter.com/yumlish_ Facebook https://www.facebook.com/yumlish LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/company/yumlish/
21:44
September 17, 2020
Exploring Intersections of Diabetes, Race, and COVID-19
On this episode, Registered Dietitian Yvonne D. Greer talks about the importance of cultural relevance in nutrition, the impact of COVID-19 and racism on health disparities within communities of color, and the impact of social capital on food insecurity. Yvonne is the owner of Y-Eat Right, a nutritional consulting company for healthy living. Through her work, Yvonne has been a keynote speaker at various notable events,  conducts special nutrition workshops, and hosts cooking demos - all to promote healthy, nutritional eating and living behaviors. Inspired by her “mission moment”, Yvonne’s ultimate goal is to reach as many people as possible to assist them in being healthy and living a long and productive life. "Culture is is kind of like the foundation by which everyone grows up with and they grow up on the culture of foods that they are used to, and some are healthy, some are less healthy. And so my philosophy is that everyone can eat right." On this episode you will learn about: Yvonne’s mission to reach as many people as possible in order to help individuals and communities live healthier, longer, and more productive lives The importance of cultural relevance in nutritional therapy, especially for individuals living with diabetes The disproportionate impact of COVID-19 on communities of color, especially in Yvonne’s city of Milwaukee, Wisconsin How Milwaukee declared racism a public health crisis in 2019 and how this has influenced the prevalence of racial equity within the city Yvonne’s research on the intersections of social capital and food security Yvonne’s latest achievement, the Griot Award for storytelling from the National Organization of Blacks in Dietetics and Nutrition (NOBIDAN), and what this award means to her Keynotes:  [1:40] Yvonne explains her “mission moment” and what led her to work in nutrition, specifically in diabetes care [4:00] Highlighting the importance of cultural relevance in nutritional therapy, especially for individuals living with diabetes [8:23] Discussing the disproportionate impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on communities of color, particularly in Milwaukee [11:51] Explaining the impacts of Milwaukee’s designation of racism as a public health crisis in 2019 [15:45] Yvonne’s research on the intersection of social capital and food insecurity [19:00] Yvonne speaks on receiving the Griot Award from the National Organization of Blacks in Dietetics and Nutrition (NOBIDAN) Connect with Yvonne! Email: yeatright@aol.com LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/yeatright/ Facebook https://www.facebook.com/yeatright.4.healthyliving Twitter https://twitter.com/yeatright Connect with Yumlish! Website https://yumlish.com/ Instagram https://www.instagram.com/yumlish_/ Twitter https://twitter.com/yumlish_ Facebook https://www.facebook.com/yumlish LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/company/yumlish/
25:08
September 10, 2020
Children's Nutrition and Developing Food Explorers
On this episode, Registered Dietitian Dani Lebovitz talks to us about the importance of developing food literacy in children, her approach to creating food explorers, and take home tips for parents. As a bonus, Dani is offering a giveaway to our listeners. Listen through to the end of the episode to learn more about how you can enter to win! Dani is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, author, and experience-based educator dedicated to growing adventurous eaters through her whole food guide book series that tells the story of food from farm to fork while encouraging STEAM activities for food exploration. She's the author of Where Do Bananas Come From?: A Book of Fruits, and Where Does Broccoli Come From?: A Book of Vegetables. Dani holds a Master's Degree in Health Communications, as well as a Certification in Diabetes Education and Sports Nutrition. "I think that some of the limitations is how people talk about food. So we'd like to classify things as being good or bad, where we celebrate fruits and vegetables and whole foods, and we vilify our goodies, and our chips and cookies... which makes these conversations about food really confusing for our children." On this episode you will learn about: How developing food literacy in children can positively affect health outcomes in adulthood, such as diabetes Why children’s nutrition education can be challenging for parents What makes a food explorer How Dani approaches children’s nutrition through STEAM-based learning Common misconceptions about how to engage with children about food How a child can engage their five senses to learn more about new foods Dani’s placemats and children’s books Take-home tips for parents seeking to develop Food Explorers! Keynotes: [2:01] Dani discusses her journey to nutrition, specifically children’s nutrition [5:13] Highlighting how children’s nutrition education will enable positive health outcomes in adulthood [8:40] The current challenges to children’s nutrition education [14:28] Food Explorers and Dani’s STEAM-based approach to children’s nutrition education [20:07] Common mistakes parents make when engaging with children about food [23:00] Dani explains how to engage your five senses to learn more about new foods [26:14] More about Dani’s placemats and children’s books [29:10] Take-home tips for parents seeking to develop Food Explorers! Connect with Dani! Website Experience Delicious http://experiencedeliciousnow.com/ Instagram https://www.instagram.com/kid.food.explorers/ Facebook https://www.facebook.com/kid.food.explorers/ Dani’s Facebook Group https://www.facebook.com/groups/growingadventurouseaters LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/arielle-dani-lebovitz-ms-rdn-cssd-cde-383b333/ Connect with Yumlish! Website https://yumlish.com/ Instagram https://www.instagram.com/yumlish_/ Twitter https://twitter.com/yumlish_ Facebook https://www.facebook.com/yumlish LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/company/yumlish/
32:38
September 3, 2020
Making Family Meals Fun During COVID-19
On this episode, Shireen chats with Registered Dietician Nutritionist, Liz Weiss, about family nutrition, the importance of fruits and veggies in a well-balanced diet, and how to keep cooking fun for the family during the COVID-19 pandemic. Winner of the 2015 Media Excellence award from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Liz is a nationally-recognized registered dietitian nutritionist and pioneer in nutrition communications. She is the mom of two grown boys and the voice behind the Liz's Healthy Table podcast and blog. Liz is also the author of the playful Color, Cook, Eat! coloring book series and the coauthor of No Whine with Dinner and The Moms’ Guide to Meal Makeovers. "If we can cook more at home and have more family meals, all of this just leads to better nutrition." On this episode you will learn about: The importance of having conversations about nutrition within the family The impacts of COVID-19 on family meals and nutrition The benefits of regular family meal time How families can begin and have meaningful conversations about food, nutrition, and cooking together How to engage kids in the kitchen, from cooking to coloring How to keep cooking easy and exciting when faced with cooking fatigue during COVID-19 quarantine More about Fruit and Vegetable month throughout September, spearheaded by Produce for Better Health More about Liz’s work with her Liz’s Healthy Table podcast and blog Keynotes: [0:45] Liz discusses her journey to nutrition, specifically family nutrition [2:00] Highlighting the importance of having conversations about nutrition within the family [6:13] Benefits of regular family meal time to kids, teens, and parents [10:25] Fun ways for families to start talking to each other about food and nutrition [13:11] How to get your child involved and active in the kitchen [15:00] Tips for keeping cooking easy and exciting when experiencing cooking fatigue during the COVID-19 pandemic [17:32] September is Fruit and Vegetable month! [21:01] Learn more about Liz’s Healthy Table podcast and blog Connect with Liz! Website https://www.lizshealthytable.com/ Instagram https://www.instagram.com/lizweiss/ Facebook https://www.facebook.com/LizsHealthyTable/ Twitter https://twitter.com/lizweiss LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/liz-weiss-ms-rdn-9a56297/ Connect with Yumlish! Website https://yumlish.com/ Instagram https://www.instagram.com/yumlish_/ Twitter https://twitter.com/yumlish_ Facebook https://www.facebook.com/yumlish LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/company/yumlish/
22:30
August 27, 2020
Effective Communication for Diabetes Care During COVID-19
On this episode, Shireen chats with Registered Dietician Nutritionist, Barbara Mayfield, about nutrition communication,  the ways that healthcare professionals can effectively communicate with patients living with diabetes, and medical communication in the era of COVID-19. Barbara is the founder and president of Nutrition Communicator LLC, where she leads nutrition professionals to become confident and compelling communicators. Barb served as editor for the recently published book from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics titled, Communicating Nutrition: The Authoritative Guide - leading a team of 57 experts in nutrition communication. "Communication is the essence of being an effective nutritionist. And so if you have expertise in an area, and yet aren't able to communicate about that expertise to your patients, your clients, your customers, whoever your audience is, then it really isn't of any value." On this episode you will learn about: The importance of effective communication in healthcare Factors to consider when communicating specifically with individuals living with diabetes Building patient confidence and understanding through effective nutrition communication The differences between communicating with caretakers and communicating with patients Nutrition communication during the COVID-19 pandemic Keynotes: [1:05] Barb discusses her journey to nutrition, specifically nutrition communication [3:26] Highlighting the importance of effective communication in healthcare [8:52] Key factors to think about when communicating with patients living with diabetes [10:30] Working to build patient confidence and knowledge surrounding nutrition [11:14] Communicating with caretakers vs. communicating with patients [15:00] COVID-19 and nutrition communication Connect with Barbara! Instagram https://www.instagram.com/nutritioncommunicator/ Facebook https://www.facebook.com/NutritionCommunicator/ LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/barbara-mayfield/ Barb on Twitter https://twitter.com/BarbMayfield Nutrition Communicator on Twitter https://twitter.com/NCommunicator Website https://www.nutritioncommunicator.com/ Preorder Communicating Nutrition: The Authoritative Guide https://www.amazon.com/Communicating-Nutrition-Authoritative-Barbara-Mayfield/dp/0880910178/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=communicating+nutrition+the+authoritative+guide&qid=1596486020&sr=8-1 Connect with Yumlish! Website https://yumlish.com/ Instagram https://www.instagram.com/yumlish_/ Twitter https://twitter.com/yumlish_ Facebook https://www.facebook.com/yumlish LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/company/yumlish/
17:08
August 20, 2020
Plant-Based Diets for Latinx Individuals Living with Diabetes
On this episode, Shireen chats with Registered Dietitian Jennifer Rodriguez about working with Latinx individuals living with diabetes, her inspiration and focus on plant-based foods, and busts myths for costs and nutrition within a plant-based diet. Jennifer is the owner, Registered Dietitian, and food photographer behind Food is Vida, a nutrition consulting and media business. Through Food is Vida, Jennifer specializes in teaching preventive and plant-based nutrition, and inspires Latinx communities to enjoy their cultural foods in combination with nutrition therapies to enhance their health. Like Yumlish, Jennifer practices out of Texas, and for our listeners in Texas, make sure you stay tuned until the end to hear about an exciting upcoming event Yumlish will be offering in the region. "Some advice I sometimes give the Latinx community is to, you know, always emphasize on portion control, you know, eat your traditional foods, but portion control can go a long way, adding healthy fats that are traditional to the Latinx community is very crucial." On this episode you will learn about: Jennifer’s nutrition and media company, Food is Vida How to include traditional Latin foods while following a plant-based diet and treating diabetes How to combat food guilt and unhealthy diet culture The health benefits of a plant-based diet How to build a balanced, nutrient-rich plant-based plate How to keep a plant-based diet affordable Some of Jennifer’s favorite plant-based, Latin recipes! Keynotes: [1:47] Jennifer talks about what led her to become a Registered Dietitian and adopt a plant-based diet [4:32] Discussing her company, Food is Vida, and her work’s focus on nutrition within Latinx communities [7:11] Explaining how to release food guilt and reject diet culture [9:37] Health benefits of a vegan diet, specifically for individuals living with diabetes [11:05] Building a balanced plant-based plate [12:00] Tips for keeping plant-based eating affordable [14:41] Jennifer shares her favorite plant-based, Latin dinner and breakfast recipes Connect with Jennifer! Watch Jennifer’s Vegan Al Pastor Taco Cooking Tutorial https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=96BEVTu6k3k Watch Jennifer’s Vegan Chorizo Scramble Cooking Tutorial https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tgyhWA2xCEk YouTube https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3PXecLcihPqKsUD2p6qzfQ Instagram https://www.instagram.com/foodisvida/?hl=en Facebook https://www.facebook.com/foodisvida/ Website https://www.foodisvida.com/ Connect with Yumlish! Website https://yumlish.com/ Instagram https://www.instagram.com/yumlish_/ Twitter https://twitter.com/yumlish_ Facebook https://www.facebook.com/yumlish LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/company/yumlish/
19:46
August 13, 2020
Fueling Your Body for Exercising with Diabetes
On today's episode, Registered Dietitian Taylor Barros speaks to the benefits of implementing exercise into your lifestyle for someone with diabetes, fueling your body the right way pre and post workout - even if you are short on time. Taylor is the Director of Sports Nutrition at Georgetown University. She's currently pursuing her MBA while being the sports dietitian for all 29 teams at Georgetown. Barros has also previously worked with an array of elite athletes at the high school, collegiate, and professional levels at institutions such as IMG Academy and The University of Texas. "Specifically for those with diabetes and other chronic illnesses, I think creating a healthy routine that includes an exercise regimen is huge, because we know that it helps lower blood pressure, it fights against heart disease, it improves blood lipid profiles... we see mood and sleep changes and improvements." In this episode you will learn about: The benefits of implementing exercise into your daily lifestyle How individuals with diabetes can fuel their bodies before and after a workout The importance of strong relationships between nutritionists and patients when reaching nutrition goals Ways to prepare nutritious meals and snacks for workout fuel while on the go Keynotes: [1:20] Taylor discusses her path to becoming a registered dietician, specifically within sports nutrition. [3:05] Explaining the benefits of including exercise in your lifestyle when treating diabetes or other chronic illnesses. [8:00] Ways to properly fuel your body pre and post workout with consideration for your diabetes. [13:30] Highlighting the importance of getting to know your patients as a nutritionist in order to help them achieve positive nutrition outcomes. [16:00] Solutions for properly fueling your body for exercise while also balancing a busy schedule. Connect with Taylor! Instagram https://www.instagram.com/taylorbarros_rd/?hl=en Georgetown Sports Nutrition on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/fueling_georgetown/?hl=en Learn more about Sports Nutrition at Georgetown https://guhoyas.com/sports/2020/4/21/nutrition.aspx Connect with Yumlish! Website https://yumlish.com/ Instagram https://www.instagram.com/yumlish_/ Twitter https://twitter.com/yumlish_ Facebook https://www.facebook.com/yumlish LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/company/yumlish/
21:34
August 6, 2020
Redefining Nutrition Goals through Patient-Centered Care
On this episode of the Yumlish podcast, Registered Dietitian Maya Feller talks to us about having a healthy lifestyle without entirely focusing on weight, quarantine fatigue, and mindless snacking. Maya Feller of Brooklyn-based, Maya Feller Nutrition, is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist who is a nationally-recognized nutrition expert. In her practice, she provides Medical Nutrition Therapy for the management of and risk reduction of non-communicable diseases. Whether addressing the nation or working one on one and with grounds, Maya believes in providing nutrition education from an anti-bias patient-centered, culturally sensitive approach. "Because we see that the blood sugars are elevated, the blood pressure is sometimes going in and out of where we expect it to be. This is a question of how do we reduce systemic inflammation for that individual, and that's going to look different for everyone."  In this episode you will learn about: How to think about cultivating a healthy lifestyle without focusing exclusively on weight The impact of COVID-19 on lifestyle and health in New York City How and why to use unbiased, patient-centered language and a culturally sensitive approach to nutrition How to fight quarantine fatigue by keeping nutrition fun and easy How to replace mindless snacking with mindful snacking practices in quarantine Keynotes: [1:27] Maya Feller shares her path to becoming a Registered dietician. [5:02] Cultivating a healthy lifestyle without focusing exclusively on weight. [8:45] Lifestyle and health in New York City during the COVID-19 pandemic. [10:08] Using unbiased, patient-centered language to refer to health outcomes and goals. [10:57] Keeping grocery shopping and cooking fun while confronting quarantine fatigue. [17:59] Creating mindful snacking habits in quarantine.  Connect with Maya! Instagram https://www.instagram.com/mayafellerrd/?hl=en Twitter https://twitter.com/mayafellerRD LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/maya-feller-ms-rd-cdn-7a98a340/ Website https://mayafellernutrition.com/ Connect with Yumlish! Website https://yumlish.com/ Instagram https://www.instagram.com/yumlish_/ Twitter https://twitter.com/yumlish_ Facebook https://www.facebook.com/yumlish LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/company/yumlish/
21:45
July 30, 2020
Finding a New Normal during the COVID-19 Pandemic
On this episode of the Yumlish Podcast, Dr. Harvey Castro talks to us about COVID-19, the best ways to prevent the virus from getting in our homes, and how education and acceptance play a role in the spread of the virus and our mental health. Dr. Castro is a highly-skilled, board-certified, emergency room physician and has been voted the best doctor in Dallas from 2014 through 2020. Practicing as a physician, coupled with his passion to serve others, has motivated him for the last seventeen years. This motivation is the backbone of his experience and lead him to co-found Trusted Medical Centers.  "And now with COVID-19, I would recommend all my older patients and diabetic patients to please make sure they take all their medicine, so that there's nothing holding their immune system back." In this episode you will learn about: Dr. Harvey’s path to becoming a physician and co-founding Trusted Medical Centers How to prevent the virus from entering your home COVID-19 risk determinants for diabetic patients How and why minority groups such as Black and Latinx Americans are being disproportionately impacted by COVID-19 Finding a “new normal” and protecting your mental health during the pandemic The role of education in helping us move through the pandemic Dr. Castro’s Trusted Medical Centers and his new book, Success Reinvention Key Notes: [1:38] Dr. Harvey discusses what led him to become a physician. [2:44] Explaining how to prevent the COVID-19 virus from entering your home. [5:04] Concerns and issues during COVID-19 for individuals for diabetes. [8:59] Discussing the impact of COVID-19 on minority communities, particularly Black and Latinx essential workers. [12:30] Finding a “new normal” in the midst of the pandemic and planning for the future. [18:04] More about Trusted Medical Centers and Trusted ERs. [20:29] Dr. Castro’s upcoming book, Success Reinvention. Connect with Dr. Harvey! Instagram https://www.instagram.com/drharveycastro/ Twitter https://twitter.com/drharveycastro Facebook https://www.facebook.com/Drharveycastro LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/drharveycastro More information about Dr. Harvey Castro’s Book http://successreinvention.com/ Buy Dr. Harvey Castro’s Book https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08DBVR425/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_9EyhFbWE09BVK Trusted Medical Centers https://trustedmedicalcenters.com/ Connect with Yumlish! Website https://yumlish.com/ Instagram https://www.instagram.com/yumlish_/ Twitter https://twitter.com/yumlish_ Facebook https://www.facebook.com/yumlish LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/company/yumlish/
21:49
July 23, 2020
Nutrition Shaped by African Heritage
Registered Dietician Cordialis Msora-Kasago talks to us about her journey to become a registered dietician and focus on African foods, the influence of Western diet on African health and nutrition, and her goal to reduce health disparities by focusing on nutrition education.  Cordialis is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist who specializes in chronic diseases and in the inclusion of Heritage foods in the diet. As a firm believer in the importance of including food and culture in any wellness plan, her goal is to help change the narrative on what healthy cooking looks like well.  "Culture comes into play because there are so many cultures that believe that the bigger you are as a person, the healthier that you are. And so trying to break down some of those narratives is extremely difficult." "So the African Pot Nutrition came out of a need. Nobody ever spoke about African food, African health practices, and basically traditional lifestyles and the benefits that they came through." In this episode you will learn about: The influence of development, urbanization, and the Western diet on health and nutrition in the African continent  The chronic illnesses which impact populations on the African continent, such as hypertension and diabetes  The importance of incorporating heritage and cultural relevance into nutritional therapy  Chronic illness prevention through nutrition  The roles of both education and representation in promoting positive healthcare and nutrition practices for minority communities  More about African Pot Nutrition  Keynotes:  [1:34] Cordialis talks about her path to becoming a registered dietitian, specifically focusing on African foods [2:51] Influence of the Western diet on health and nutrition in Africa [4:24] Highlighting the evolution of various chronic illnesses within African populations [8:48] Discussing African Pot Nutrition  [11:14] Explaining African Pot Nutrition’s food classifications [13:27] Chronic illness prevention [13:59] Discussing the role of education in healthcare [17:14] The importance of representation in the media and in healthcare Connect with Cordialis! Website https://theafricanpotnutrition.com/ Facebook https://www.facebook.com/theafricanpotnutrition/ Instagram https://www.instagram.com/africanpotnutrition/?hl=en Twitter https://twitter.com/africadietitian?lang=en Connect with Yumlish! Website https://yumlish.com/ Instagram https://www.instagram.com/yumlish_/ Twitter https://twitter.com/yumlish_ Facebook https://www.facebook.com/yumlish LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/company/yumlish/
20:16
July 16, 2020
Simplified Nutrition for Diabetes
Registered Dietitian Grace Rivers chats about chronic illness, comorbidities with diabetes including heart disease and obesity, how these illnesses are connected through diet, and the healthy, affordable foods to eat to reduce the risk of these illnesses. Grace Rivers is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist who has been practicing for 27 years. She's currently writing on health and nutrition to reach a broader audience to help make lives easier for those with nutrition-related issues. "Diet plays a huge impact on all of us. Whether we have any disease or not, it is playing it it has an impact on us. So when you start looking at the affects diet on a disease such as diabetes, or obesity, we're wanting to get foods in someone's diet that helps their guts be more healthy helps their immune systems be stronger." In this episode, you will learn about… Different types of comorbidities with diabetes and how they emerge How to eat to prevent the development of such comorbidities How to create a simple, balanced, and nutritious diet Ways to keep your healthy eating habits affordable The nutritional differences frozen, canned, and fresh foods Keynotes: [1:40] Grace talks about what led her to become a registered dietitian, specifically within diabetes care. [2:40] Highlighting various chronic illness comorbidities that go with diabetes. [4:35] Explaining how these comorbidities are linked to diabetes. [5:45] Explaining how these comorbidities are impacted by nutrition and diet. [6:40] Using exercise and a balanced, nutritional diet to prevent the development of chronic illness. [7:54] Healthy food combinations for a balanced diet with diabetes. [9:15] Recipe ideas and resources. [10:15] Cost-effective healthy eating. [12:50] Breaking down the differences between frozen, canned, and fresh produce. Connect with Grace! Website https://eatswithgrace.com/ Twitter https://twitter.com/eatswithgrace LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/gracerivers/ Facebook https://www.facebook.com/eatswithgrace Connect with Yumlish! Website https://yumlish.com/ Instagram https://www.instagram.com/yumlish_/ Twitter https://twitter.com/yumlish_ Facebook https://www.facebook.com/yumlish LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/company/yumlish/
19:17
July 9, 2020
Breastfeeding and Gestational Diabetes
Nurse practitioner and PhD candidate at the University of South Florida, Lauren Wright has been passionate about optimizing wellness by integrating preventative primary health care and research. She integrates her immunology research and Nurse Practitioner experience to design breakthrough Biome and Breastfeeding innovations. While studying the gut microbiome of preterm infants, she discovered that babies who weren't being given breast milk were suffering fatal complications. She wanted to find a solution that would give all babies the ability to have breast milk, and support prolonged breastfeeding. She is now the founder of a biotechcompany and Patented infant feeding system called The Natural Nipple.  This was designed to solve a primary barrier to breastfeeding so caregivers can introduce a bottle without consequential latching problems or fatal complications.  "So if you know they've struggled during their gestational period, and maybe develop gestational diabetes, or perhaps they're at risk, you know, from diet or genetically for developing type two, breastfeeding, actually, it's incredible because it helps make you more sensitive to the insulin that your body's producing. So you're becoming more efficient with the sugar that's available in your body and that's how we see that. For moms, it prevents diabetes, and actually reduces the risk of breast cancer." In this episode you will learn:  Lauren Wright’s journey become a researcher and nurse practitioner. What happens during gestational diabetes? How does gestational diabetes during pregnancy evolve into T2 after birth? How does breastfeeding prevent the onset of type 2 diabetes after birth? What can women with gestational diabetes do to stay healthy? Why hasn’t the standard bottle design changed in years? More about The Natural Nipple  Keynotes: [2:10] Lauren Wright’s journey become a researcher and nurse practitioner. [6:46] 2 primary barriers to breastfeeding she discovered in her research. [9:49] The Natural Nipple [10:53] Breastmilk immunology [11:57] How does breastfeeding prevent the onset of type 2 diabetes after birth? [15:20] What happens during gestational diabetes and how does gestational diabetes during pregnancy evolve into T2 after birth? [16:39] What can women with gestational diabetes do to stay healthy? [20:51] Why hasn’t the standard bottle design changed in years?  Connect with Lauren! Twitter https://twitter.com/NaturalNipple LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/laurenchristawright/ Instagram https://www.instagram.com/thenaturalnipple/ Blog https://thenaturalnipple.com/blogs/news Connect with Yumlish! Website https://yumlish.com/ Instagram https://www.instagram.com/yumlish_/ Twitter https://twitter.com/yumlish_ Facebook https://www.facebook.com/yumlish LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/company/yumlish/
25:42
July 2, 2020
COVID-19 and Building your Immune System
Registered Dietitian, Andrea Luongo talks to us about creating a healthy immune system to protect one from COVID-19, how to boost one’s immune system and how those efforts can fall short if not accompanied by a healthy diet, and the average American diet and it’s effects. Andrea is a Registered Dietitian with 11 years of experience in clinical nutrition. She holds a BS in Nutrition and Dietetics from Texas Tech University and Masters of Science from Louisiana Tech University. She began her career working at St Frances Cabrini Hospital where she focused on Nutrition Support and Pediatric Nutrition. From there her clinical focus shifted to long term care where she worked with Hemodialysis and Peritoneal dialysis patients. Currently Andrea is the owner of Dietitians of Dallas, a concierge private practice focusing on Medical Nutrition Therapy and Weight Management. "A lot of people think they can just boost their immune system with one shot, you can't really boost your immune system with one mega dose of any certain vitamin." In this episode you will learn: What lead Andrea to become a Registered Dietitian? What does it mean to have a healthy immune system? Does “boosting” one’s immune system protect one from COVID-19? What are healthy-promoting behaviors to support your health. How the average American diet does not support your immune system: it’s effect on gut bacteria Keynotes: [1:58] Andrea journey towards becoming a Registered Dietitian [4:00] How to boost the immune system during COVID-19 [6:15] Enriching your diet with vitamins and supplements [7:11] Other tips to stay healthy and improve your immunity [11:20] Nutrient combinations for better absorption [14:15] The connection and importance of healthy habits [15:40] The reality of the average American diet and its effects [17:48] Best foods for a healthy gut Connect with Andrea! Website https://dietitiansofdallas.com/ Andrea's Facebook https://www.facebook.com/andrea.luongo.39395 Dietitians of Dallas Facebook https://www.facebook.com/Dietitians-of-Dallas-LLC-256743368404390 LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/andrea-luongo-69541394 Instagram https://www.instagram.com/dietitians_of_dallas Connect with Yumlish: Website https://yumlish.com/ Instagram https://www.instagram.com/yumlish_/ Twitter https://twitter.com/yumlish_ Facebook https://www.facebook.com/yumlish LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/company/yumlish/
20:54
June 25, 2020
COVID-19, Research, and Minority Groups
Dr. Sahil Parikh shares his journey to a career in Interventional Cardiology at Columbia University. He sheds light on the relationship between diabetes and the risk of complications from COVID-19 and the burden of illness and death from COVID-19 being disproportionately prevalent on racial and ethnic groups. Dr. Parikh is an Interventional Cardiologist focused on patient-care research and teaching around the manifestations of atherosclerosis through the circulation. He has a large outpatient and inpatient practice and performs complex procedures in a population comprised of approximately 50% diabetic patients. He's passionate about advocacy for patients with vascular disease and teaching the next generation. As an engineer, he aspires to help develop new technologies to improve care for his patients. "So the most seriously affected patients, over a third of them are diabetics and these were patients in the intensive care unit and the you know, the numbers are sobering. Over half the patients who make it to the ICU, are either still in the ICU or have died." In this episode you will learn: About Dr. Sahil Parikh and his lifework in Interventional Cardiology The relationship between diabetes and complications from COVID-19 The future impact of COVID-19 from a statistical perspective The impact of COVID-19 on minority groups Are hospitals becoming a source of coronavirus infection? Keynotes: [1:55] Dr. Parikh talks about his journey towards a career in Interventional Cardiology [4:00] Possible complications from COVID-19 in high-risk patients (including diabetes) [10:30] Talking statistical data and the future of COVID-19 [13:58] Minority groups and how they are affected by COVID-19 [18:00] Discussing the actual risks of visiting the hospitals during COVID-19 Connect with Dr. Parikh! Twitter https://www.linkedin.com/in/sahilparikh/ LinkedIn https://twitter.com/sahilparikhmd Connect with Yumlish! Website https://yumlish.com/ Instagram https://www.instagram.com/yumlish_/ Twitter https://twitter.com/yumlish_ Facebook https://www.facebook.com/yumlish LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/company/yumlish/
24:38
June 18, 2020
COVID-19 and Minority Health
Dr. Ilan Shapiro talks to us about his journey to become a Pediatric Physician, the impact of COVID-19 on minorities, and specifically on Hispanic families. And, lastly, he busts myths and misconceptions regarding COVID-19. Dr. Shapiro always had a passion to convert health information into action by improving the well-being of local communities. He is the Pediatric Physician for AltaMed, and is also their Medical Director for Health Education and Wellness. “When you’re watching TV the first hour on your iPhone or whatever application, make sure that you’re marching in front of that, because that way, at least you have that half an hour of exercise that you need to have in a wholesome way." In this episode you will learn: About Dr. Shapiro and his lifework dedicated to sharing health, education and wellness knowledge to Hispanic families The actual impact COVID-19 has on Hispanic families The correlation between social determinants of health and high rates of COVID-19 in lower-income communities Tips to stay healthy during COVID-19 Most common myths related to COVID-19 Keynotes: [2:15] Dr. Shapiro talking about his journey towards becoming a pediatrician and working in public health policy [10:00] The impact of COVID-19 on Hispanic families [12:00] The impact of social determinants of health on local communities during COVID-19 [17:30] The impact of COVID-19 on kids’ mental health [19:40] Busting COVID-19 myths Connect with Dr. Shapiro! Dr. Ilan Shapiro website https://drshaps.com/ AltaMed website https://www.altamed.org/ Facebook https://www.facebook.com/DrShaps/ LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/ilanshapiromd Instagram https://www.instagram.com/dr_shaps/?hl=en Connect with Yumlish! Website https://yumlish.com/ Instagram https://www.instagram.com/yumlish_/ Twitter https://twitter.com/yumlish_ Facebook https://www.facebook.com/yumlish LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/company/yumlish/
26:60
June 11, 2020
COVID-19 and Planting your Victory Garden
Registered Dietitian Ruth Clark talks to us about her interest in nutrition, the benefits of growing our own plants, the type of plants to grow at this time of the year. And lastly, she talks to us about the connection between the environment in which we grow our plants and the impact of that environment on our health. Ruth is a Registered Dietitian and Functional Nutritionist. For the past 25 years, Ruth has specialized in helping mid-life women who are struggling with weight, fatigue, and mood to create more vitality in their lives. She is a best-selling author of Cool the Fire: Curb Inflammation and Balance Hormones. The book includes 10 High Impact Nutritional Strategies, over 150 delicious, healthy and healing recipes which integrate into 28 days of Mindful Menus. “And if you want to eat a healthier diet, maybe have better control over your blood sugar, it’s really important that you eat a lot of veggies. If you could make that the foundation of your diet, lots and lots of veggies, cause they’re loaded with nutrients that you really need to control your blood sugar.” In this episode you will learn: Ruth Clark’s journey towards becoming a registered dietitian Growing plants on your own and the benefits of it during COVID-19 Best plants to grow indoors and outdoors How to safely grow plants healthy for consumption The gut-brain connection and how it affects mental and physical health How healthy soil contributes to a healthy human gut microbiome Keynotes: [1:45] Ruth’s story and journey towards a nutrition practice [4:10] The benefits of planting your own plants during COVID-19 [6:15] Tips on the best plants to grow indoors easy and fast [8:15] How to get started planting both indoors and outdoors [14:00] Practical tips to grow plants that are safe for consumption [15:50] The connection between healthy soil and the human gut microbiome Connect with Ruth! Website https://ruthclarkrd.com/ Ruth Clark’s Book https://ruthclarkrd.com/cool-the-fire-book Twitter https://twitter.com/RuthClarkRD Facebook https://www.facebook.com/ruthclarkrd/ LinkedIn https://www.facebook.com/ruthclarkrd/ Instagram https://www.instagram.com/ruthclarkrd Connect with Yumlish! Website https://yumlish.com/ Instagram https://www.instagram.com/yumlish_/ Twitter https://twitter.com/yumlish_ Facebook https://www.facebook.com/yumlish LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/company/yumlish/
20:59
June 4, 2020
COVID-19, Anxiety, and Depression
Licensed Psychologist Dr. Rebecca Corona speaks to the importance of mental health, the stigma surrounding it, the impact of COVID -19 on mental health especially on those with diabetes. And lastly, she does a mental health exercise. Dr. Corona is a licensed psychologist who has been engaged in providing mental health services in various settings (community outpatient, college counseling, elementary school, primary care, and corrections) throughout her training and professional affiliations. ”So, I would recommend that if anyone is feeling anxiety or stress related to COVID-19, that they reach out, ask, get facts. Don't necessarily rely on what your neighbor’s telling you or what you think might be true. Talk to the professionals. We're here, we’re available and we want to help.“ In this episode you will learn: The importance of mental health and how it affects the many aspects of your life The effect of COVID-19 on patients suffering from anxiety or depression The concept behind Behavioral Health Services and how it helps people stay mentally healthy How examinations are performed in the context of today’s coronavirus reality Mental health in patients with chronic illnesses like diabetes and heart disease and how it affects them Tips to stay calm, mindful and avoid COVID-19 related anxiety A special mental health exercise to practice every day Keynotes: [02:13] Dr. Corona’s interest in the mental health field and what lead her to pursue a career in this direction [03:37] The importance of mental health and how it goes hand-in-hand with every part of every person's life [05:14] The mental health stigma and how to address it [07:04] The benefits of behavioral health services and how they impact mental health [08:43] COVID-19 and mental health [11:08] The implemented measures due to increased fear from patients to get infected in healthcare facilities [13:24] The effect of the news cycle on mental health [22:20] A mental exercise to release stress and instill calmness Connect with Dr. Corona! Parkland Health & Hospital https://www.parklandhospital.com/ Stress exercise https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yXQfmis7X2o Twitter https://twitter.com/Parkland Facebook https://facebook.com/Parkland LinkedIn https://linkedin.com/parkland-hospital Connect with Yumlish! Website https://yumlish.com/ Instagram https://www.instagram.com/yumlish_/ Twitter https://twitter.com/yumlish_ Facebook https://www.facebook.com/yumlish LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/company/yumlish/
24:51
May 28, 2020
COVID-19 and Community Clinics
Registered nurse Shirley Roberts talks about her journey to become a nurse and, especially, for a community clinic. She discusses services provided in this clinic pre-COVID, post-COVID, and the impact COVID-19 has had on her patients -- especially on those with diabetes. Shirley is a Registered Nurse and Certified Case Manager with over 30 years of experience in health care and management. For the last 6 1/2 years, Shirley has served as the Clinic Nurse Manager of the GRACE Community Clinic, a faith-based non-profit free charitable clinic located in Grapevine, Texas. “Anything we can do to help our client to get more education, that’s what we want to do. We want to prevent them from having to go to the hospital and having to seek other services we are not able to provide here.” In this episode you will learn about: Shirley Roberts and her journey to become a Registered Nurse How community health clinics are adopting new technologies The impact of COVID-19 on people with diabetes How non-profits like Grace are making a difference Keynotes: [2:14] Shirley talks about her journey and what inspired her to become a nurse [2:54] How she made her way to Grace [5:12] Type of services Shirley provided pre-COVID at Grace and its overall impact [8:50] How Shirley continues to provide the services in current times [10:40] How telehealth is being used in the context of COVID-19 [15:40] The effects of anxiety and stress on health [17:00] Challenges faced currently and Grace’s strategy to weather the current crisis [19:19] How the local community can provide support Connect with Shirley! Website https://www.gracegrapevine.org/ Facebook https://www.facebook.com/GRACEGrapevine Twitter https://twitter.com/GRACEGrapevine Resources Mentioned: For Donations https://www.gracegrapevine.org/donate-online-now/items-we-accept/ Connect with Yumlish! Website https://yumlish.com/ Instagram https://www.instagram.com/yumlish_/ Twitter https://twitter.com/yumlish_ Facebook https://www.facebook.com/yumlish LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/company/yumlish/
22:40
May 21, 2020
COVID-19 and Eating for Diabetes
William W. Li, MD, is an internationally renowned physician, scientist and author of the New York Times bestseller “Eat to Beat Disease: The New Science of How Your Body Can Heal Itself.” His groundbreaking work has led to the development of more than 30 new medical treatments and impacts care for more than 70 diseases including cancer, diabetes, blindness, heart disease, and obesity. His TED Talk, “Can We Eat to Starve Cancer?” has garnered more than 11 million views.  Dr. Li has appeared on Good Morning America, CNN, CNBC, Rachael Ray and the Dr. Oz Show, and he has been featured in USA Today, Time Magazine, The Atlantic, and O Magazine. He is president and medical director of the Angiogenesis Foundation. “Food is our medicine. We take it 3 times a day. The difference between pharmaceuticals is that we prescribe our own food as medicine. So, it’s up to us, we’re the kitchen doctors, so to speak.” In this episode you will learn: Dr. Li and his journey to beat illness through food as medicine. Type 2 diabetes, its evolving patterns, and the correlation between poor lifestyle choices and the disease.  Dr. Li’s book “Eat to Beat Disease” and over 200 healthy foods that help beat diabetes. The secret to eating healthy foods and enjoying them. Dr. Li’s top healthy foods that boost immunity and reduce inflammation caused by the virus. An insight scoop into COVID-19, and the rules to eating healthy during the pandemic. Keynotes: [2:14] Dr. Li talks about his journey to discover the science behind food as medicine. [8:03] How type 2 diabetes evolves over the years of poor lifestyle choices. [8:50] How choosing rights foods can prevent diabetes. [10:50] The secret behind healthy eating and how to enjoy it. [12:40] Foods that can normalize blood sugar levels. [13:40] COVID-19 and the importance of a good immune system. [16:15] Inflammation as a result of COVID-19 and foods that lower it. Connect with Dr. Li! Website https://drwilliamli.com/ Instagram https://www.instagram.com/drwilliamli/?hl=en Facebook https://www.facebook.com/drwilliamli/ Twitter https://twitter.com/drwilliamli?lang=en Resources Mentioned: Dr. Li’s Book https://drwilliamli.com/book-li/ Dr. Li’s Blog https://drwilliamli.com/blog/ Connect with Yumlish! Website https://yumlish.com/ Instagram https://www.instagram.com/yumlish_/ Twitter https://twitter.com/yumlish_ Facebook https://www.facebook.com/yumlish LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/company/yumlish/
29:17
May 14, 2020
COVID-19, Eating Habits, and Food Assistance
Shena Jaramillo speaks to us about her work to reduce health disparities and eating disorders, the impact of stockpiling on food assistance programs. And lastly, we talk about anxiety and the impact on eating habits as stay at home orders get lifted. Shena is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist specializing in eating disorders and plant-based nutrition. She focuses on helping patients make behavior changes to facilitate progress towards health and wellness goals. She has 3 Bachelor’s degrees in Psychology, Anthropology and Nutrition and Dietetics. She has a Master’s degree in Sports Nutrition and Human Performance. “So, when we hoard foods, I mean, first and foremost, it takes food off the shelves. So, if an individual is going to the grocery, and especially if they’re immunocompromised, now they’re not able to access foods that they would normally have. Milk has been one that’s been out a lot, dairy, cheese, dried goods, all these items where an individual might be able to stock up a little bit extra if they’re immunocompromised now they’re no longer able to acquire those foods.” In this episode you will learn: Shena Jaramillo’s story of her journey to become a registered dietitian nutritionist. Shena’s work to reduce health disparities and eating disorders. Basic food staples to stock up on during COVID-19 and mindful shopping. Hoarding mentality and the negative impact of stockpiling on food assistance or SNAP programs. Food shortages in WIC families. The relation between anxiety and poor eating habits. The impact of eating habits on diabetes patients during COVID-19. Key notes: [1:50] Shena Jaramillo speaks about her journey to becoming a certified dietitian nutritionist. [3:35] Food staples to keep on your grocery list during COVID-19. [4:35] The impact of COVID-19 measures on food assistance programs. [6:20] Hoarding mentality, stockpiling, and food waste. [7:30] Food shortages effect on WIC or SNAP recipients. [9:43] Tips for mindful food shopping. [11:23] The correlation between anxiety and eating habits when stay at home orders are lifted [15:30] The correlation between food shortage and stress levels [18:10] Nutrition requirements for people with diabetes Connect with Shena! Instagram https://www.instagram.com/peaceandnutrition/ Facebook https://www.facebook.com/peaceandnutrition Resources Mentioned: Blog on Nutrition https://peaceandnutrition.com/peace-nutrition-blog Consultations https://peaceandnutrition.com/schedule-appointment/ Connect with Yumlish! Website https://yumlish.com/ Instagram https://www.instagram.com/yumlish_/ Twitter https://twitter.com/yumlish_ Facebook https://www.facebook.com/yumlish LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/company/yumlish/
21:24
May 7, 2020
COVID-19, Diabetes, and Anxiety Eating
Registered dietitian Kelly Springer shares her inspiration to learn dietetics and the relationship between health and diet. She maps the relationship between nutrition and diet and shares tips to eat healthy especially for people with diabetes. Kelly began Kelly’s Choice in 2012, and the nutritional company has quickly grown its presence through national TV appearances, virtual nutrition programs, and a commitment to simplifying nutrition for Americans. Formerly the Division Dietitian at Wegmans Food Markets, spearheading the company’s workplace wellness program, Kelly is also the VP of Workforce Engagement at ProHCM. She’s also conducted nutrition education through her private practice, and at Hillside Children’s Center and Auburn Memorial Hospital Bariatric Center. Kelly is a graduate of West Virginia University with a BS degree in Nutrition and earned her Master’s degree in Health Education from SUNY Cortland. "Basically, you are what you feel. So if you are not feeding the gut bacteria good healthy foods, like fiber-rich sources, you are not gonna be that happy." In this episode you will learn: Eating for good health. How do carbohydrates play a part in your well-being? Smart shopping for groceries. Body’s response to stress and poor eating habits triggered by anxiety. Water - Importance and the amount we should intake. Good and bad bacteria; how do they affect our health? Steps that people with diabetes should take during COVID-19. Keynotes: [3:16] Relationship between how we eat and how we feel. [4:11] The impacts the carbs have on your body [6:13] How can we make smarter fiber-rich choices when going to grocery stores [7:36] What grocery to buy during COVID-19? [9:16] How does anxiety correlate with eating habits and then health outcomes? [11:28] Importance of water and how much should you drink a day? [12:16] Dietary changes and the types of foods that people with diabetes should stock up on? [14:34] Why is it not healthy to eat sugar? [17:08] What are the good bacteria and how can we feed that? Connect with Kelly! Instagram https://www.instagram.com/kellyspringer_rd/ Facebook https://www.facebook.com/KChoiceLLC/ Website https://www.kellyschoice.org/ Resources Mentioned: Kelly Springer’s 12-week program https://www.kellyschoice.org/choose-your-program/ Kelly Springer’s Services https://www.kellyschoice.org/services/workplace-wellness/ Connect with Yumlish! Website https://yumlish.com/ Instagram https://www.instagram.com/yumlish_/ Twitter https://twitter.com/yumlish_ Facebook https://www.facebook.com/yumlish LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/company/yumlish/
21:36
April 30, 2020
COVID-19, Diabetes, and Grocery Shopping
On this episode of the Yumlish podcast, we are speaking to Phil Lempert. He will talk to us about grocery shopping through COVID-19. Specifically, he will dive into the state of grocers, what they are doing to protect shoppers, what shoppers can do to protect themselves, and how effective these measures are. Lastly, Phil will share tips for grocery shopping, especially, for those with chronic illnesses like diabetes. Phil is an expert analyst on consumer behavior, marketing trends, new products, and the changing retail landscape. Phil was one of the pioneers of the new information media, founding SupermarketGuru.com, visited by more than 9 million people each year. “You know, wearing a mask, is not to protect me, wearing a mask is to protect you.” In this episode you will learn: The current state of shopper behavior through COVID-19. The safety and effectiveness of these cautionary measures been; how shoppers are complying? Tips for grocery shopping for people with diabetes. Grocers who are getting safety measures right. The current state of grocers. Tips for going out during COVID-19 to the supermarket How to react to people who seem not to care about COVID-19 pandemic Tips for faster delivery of products during COVID-19 Benefits of shopping using Instacart. Keynotes: [3:30] General shopper behavior at grocery stores. [4:41] Steps taken by grocers to protect customers. [7:34] How are people with chronic illnesses staying safe? [14:09] Protecting yourself and respecting health concerns. [17:18] Some tips for people with chronic illness for grocery shopping. [20:30] Tips for checking out safely at grocery stores during COVID-19. Connect with Phi! Twitter https://twitter.com/phillempert Facebook https://www.facebook.com/SupermarketGuru LinkedIn http://www.linkedin.com/in/phillempert Instagram https://www.instagram.com/supermarketguru Blog https://supermarketguru.com/articles/ Resources Mentioned: Fast and flexible Instacart https://news.instacart.com/introducing-fast-flexible-order-ahead-to-speed-up-service-unlock-more-delivery-windows-f859b081aaea Phil Lempert's report on post COVID-19 food resources https://supermarketguru.com/the-lempert-report/after-covid-19-we-may-have-another-food-shortage/ Connect with Yumlish! Website https://yumlish.com/ Instagram https://www.instagram.com/yumlish_/ Twitter https://twitter.com/yumlish_ Facebook https://www.facebook.com/yumlish LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/company/yumlish/
24:15
April 23, 2020
COVID-19, Diabetes, & Mental Health
On this episode of the Yumlish podcast, we are talking to Dr. Tony Spann. We will speak to him about his personal journey to instilling the importance of mental health, his work at Henry Health, the correlation between mental health and diabetes, and the impact of COVID-19 on mental health and especially those with chronic conditions like diabetes.  Dr. Spann is the Chief Clinical Officer for Henry Health. Dr. Spann is an Assistant Professor in the School of Rossier’s Masters of School Counseling Program. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from the University of South Carolina, a Master of Science in Clinical Counseling from Johns Hopkins University, and a Ph.D. in School Psychology from Howard University. Dr. Spann is also the CEO of his own private practice, U in Mind. He is a Nationally Certified School Psychologist and a Licensed Professional Counselor in Maryland, DC, and Virginia. "But when we think about some of the bigger overarching issues, it's really stress; stress of being an African American, stress of being the Latin American, stress of just being in a society where you're not really accepted. There's still a lot of prejudice and issues that you live through, as well as working through on a job or career. So there's a lot of preexisting issues that cause the issues of mental health, and well as changes of diet and eating." In this episode you will learn: Dr. Spann’s story about his journey to Henry Health. About Henry Health and it’s work with black men. Correlation between mental health and chronic illness. How to control anxiety and nervousness during COVID-19. Mental exercises to do during COVID-19. Ways to create better habits for overall well-being. The importance of mental health during COVID-19. Keynotes:  [2:01] Dr. Spann’s journey to mental health space. [3:25] Henry Health and the work they do. [5:36] Correlation between mental health and chronic illness. [8:15] How eating foods affect our well-being / chronic illnesses. [12:40] How to cope up with the anxiety of the second wave of COVID-19. [15:00] Tips to keep yourself engaged during COVID-19. [17:12] How to manage anxiety for the long term and turn it into a habit Connect with Dr. Spann! Twitter https://twitter.com/rufusspann?lang=en LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/rufus-spann-phd-lpc-ncsp-ncc-acs-16a06258/ Facebook https://www.facebook.com/Dr.RufusSpann Resources Mentioned: Coping with COVID-19 https://henry-health.com/copingwithcovid-19/ Henry Health free consultation https://henry-health.com/free-consultation/ Connect with Yumlish! Website https://yumlish.com/ Instagram https://www.instagram.com/yumlish_/ Twitter https://twitter.com/yumlish_ Facebook https://www.facebook.com/yumlish LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/company/yumlish/
22:55
April 16, 2020
COVID-19 and Reversing Diabetes through Nutrition
Today we are speaking to Dr. Joel Fuhrman. He will talk to us about his journey to become a nutrition expert, the nutritarian diet and the implications of COVID-19 on our diet.is a board-certified family physician, seven-time New York Times best-selling author, and internationally recognized expert on nutrition and natural healing. He is a board-certified family physician, seven-time New York Times best-selling author, and internationally recognized expert on nutrition and natural healing. He specializes in preventing and reversing disease through nutritional methods. Dr. Fuhrman is the President of the Nutritional Research Foundation and on the faculty of Northern Arizona University, Health Sciences division. For over 30 years, Dr. Fuhrman has shown that it is possible to achieve sustainable weight loss and reverse heart disease, diabetes and many other illnesses using smart nutrition. In his medical practice, and through his books and television specials, he continues to bring this life-saving message to hundreds of thousands of people around the world. “You cannot buy your health; you must earn it through healthy living." In this episode you will learn: The challenges with our current diet. Importance of micronutrients and food addiction. ‘Nutritarian’ diet and GBOMB foods. The impact of nutrition on reversing diabetes or any autoimmune disease. The diet you should follow for a healthy living. About Dr. Joel Fuhrman’s website and his various programs. Keynotes: [1:58] Dr. Fuhrman’s journey to becoming a nutritionist. [4:40] Gaps within our diet. [9:05] In-depth about the Nutritarian diet. [12:32] How do we change our lifestyle during the COVID-19 era; understand our relationship with food. [15:35] How much time is required for the reversal of autoimmune diseases. [17:29] More about ‘Eat For Life’ book. Connect with Dr. Fuhrman! Twitter https://twitter.com/drfuhrman Facebook https://www.facebook.com/drfuhrman?_rdr=p Instagram https://www.instagram.com/joelfuhrmanmd/ Blog https://www.drfuhrman.com/elearning/eat-to-live-blog Resources Mentioned: Getting Started https://www.drfuhrman.com/get-started Eat to Live Retreat https://www.drfuhrman.com/etlretreat Eat for Life Book https://www.drfuhrman.com/eatforlife Recipes https://www.drfuhrman.com/recipes Connect with Yumlish! Website https://yumlish.com/ Instagram https://www.instagram.com/yumlish_/ Twitter https://twitter.com/yumlish_ Facebook https://www.facebook.com/yumlish LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/company/yumlish/
22:32
April 10, 2020
COVID-19 and Exercises for Diabetes
As we adjust to this new lifestyle, in the post coronavirus time, are there ideal exercises for diabetes or even pre-diabetes? In this episode, we will speak to Kristen Hawkinson and learn if exercise is good for diabetes and its importance, how much exercise is optimal, and indoor and outdoor exercises to keep us moving and flexible.  Born in the suburbs of Chicago, Kristen has been living in Texas for the past 21 years. Her goal is to educate people on the benefits of the movement, debunk the myths out there about exercise taking too much time or having to be rigorous. She strives to reach as many people possible to get them moving so they reap the rewards of being healthy, and feeling accomplished, energized and confident. In this episode you will learn: Importance of exercising for people with Diabetes. Time to get into exercise mode. How can people workout outside during the COVID-19 restrictions? Different exercises that can be done at home during Quarantine Materials available at home for these exercises Importance of stretches and ways to improve your flexibility Access to the videos and content on TrainerKristen.com Keynotes: [1:37] How exercise helps one during diabetes [2:55] Safe time to exercise during diabetes [4:07] Amount of time to be spent on exercising [5:37] During COVID-19, restriction on how to workout outside [14:12] Breaking down exercises during the day [17:17] Different stretches useful for better health [20:46] Special videos for the listeners today Connect with Kristen! Kristen Twitter https://twitter.com/Kristen_Hawk Kristen Facebook https://facebook.com/trainerkristen Kristen LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/kristen-hawkinson-78907237/ Kristen Instagram https://www.instagram.com/trainer_kristen/ Kristen Blog https://trainerkristen.com/blog/ Resources Mentioned: BONUS - Special Exercise Video for Listeners https://trainerkristen.com/exercise-made-simple-for-people-with-diabetes/ 14-day Quarantine Program https://trainerkristen.com/14-day-quarantine-fitness-program/ Stretching Exercises https://trainerkristen.com/bend-it-like-beckham/ Connect with Yumlish! Website https://yumlish.com/ Instagram https://www.instagram.com/yumlish_/ Twitter https://twitter.com/yumlish_ Facebook https://www.facebook.com/yumlish LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/company/yumlish/
22:09
April 2, 2020
COVID-19 in Small Town USA
In this episode, we will speak to Barbara Moschitta MPS, RDN, LD based out of a small town of Bluffton, SC. She speaks to us about her journey to this town, her work with the diabetes community, and the impact of COVID19. Her goal is to bring best practices to a community that is in need of access to a dietitian regardless of income and other barriers. For context, in the ever-evolving situation of COVID-19, this episode was recorded on March 19, 2020. “We all love foods and if you have diabetes you don't have to give up the food that you love; it's just how you balance them and portions." In this episode you will learn: Barbara’s experience as a sole outpatient dietitian serving 23,000 residents. The challenges stemming from a lack of resources. The relation between improper scheduling and chronic diseases. COVID-19 implications on small towns with poor diet habits. Effects of work-life balance and COVID-19 in a city where the majority of people depend on the retail industry. Role of support groups and the lack of support through this pandemic. Workouts that you can do to stay fit at home. Keynotes: [3:00] How Barbara’s experience with the migrant farmworkers helped her career. [7:10] Diet-related problems faced by people with diabetes and heart conditions. [11:00] Food practices in the small town combined with people of different ethnicities. [13:00] COVID-19 implications on a community like this. [16:05] How doctors are helping poor patients in this critical time. [17:08] Ideas on indoor workouts during the quarantine. Connect with Barbara! Barbara’s Facebook page  Barbara’s LinkedIn page  Email: barbaramoschitta@pulseology.biz Resources mentioned: Yumlish Blog - Barbara Moschitta  Gary Scheiner Diabetes books Mitchell May blog  Other resources: Healthy Meal Prep – Toby Amidor The American Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics American Diabetes Association NIDDK National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases International Food Information Council Foundation Center for Science in Public Interest
20:45
March 27, 2020
COVID-19 and Diabetes Management
Today's guest is Emily Timm, MS, RDN, LDN, BC-ADM, DCES whose passion is to help people with diabetes and related endocrine disorders achieve their goals through diet. Emily is a Registered Dietitian and an Educational Specialist who holds a Board Certification in Advanced Diabetes Management. Our host is Shireen and she is on a mission to empower people with chronic conditions, like Heart Diseases and Diabetes, reclaim their health through diet.   “If the diabetes is well managed, meaning there aren't a lot of fluctuations between high and low blood sugar, then the risk of getting severely sick from COVID-19 is actually about the same as the general population." In this episode you'll learn:  The implications of COVID-19 on people with diabetes  What to include in the sick-day kit as recommended by the CDC and ADA  Top staples to have on hand and eating habits to sustain  Recipes to maintain blood sugar levels  Exercises to cope with isolation and yet maintain social distancing  Keynotes:  [1:28] This is how Emily found her passion.  [3:46] How does COVID -19 (Corona Virus) affect diabetic patients differently?  [5:24] Type 1 or Type 2 Diabetes which is more vulnerable to COVID-19?  [6:31] The Sick day Kit for diabetes patients and food Lessons for the family  [8:50] How to Shop and be safe.  [10:20] Eating patterns to be followed.  [16:04] Not in a habit of cooking? Few easy recipes.  [18:45] - Exercise patterns that can be followed at home.  Connect with Emily!  Instagram https://www.instagram.com/endocrinenutritionist/?hl=en Resources Mentioned:  Yumlish https://yumlish.com/ Fooducate https://www.fooducate.com/ American Diabetes Association https://www.diabetes.org/ World Health Organization - Coronavirus Disease https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019 Connect with Yumlish! Website https://yumlish.com/ Instagram https://www.instagram.com/yumlish_/ Twitter https://twitter.com/yumlish_ Facebook https://www.facebook.com/yumlish LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/company/yumlish/
24:60
March 20, 2020