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A science-based, humor laced approach to health and fitness. With the help of top researchers from the health and wellness fields, Juna Gjata and Dr. Eddie Phillips break down the science behind good nutrition, exercise, stress, sleep, and more. Includes a generous helping of sarcasm (Juna), dad jokes (Eddie), and pristine sound design (our awesome producers).
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Today, in honor of Eating Disorders Awareness Week, we speak to Professor Bryn Austin. Our conversation covers a wide variety of topics: How the pandemic and social media have affected rates of eating disorders, how pharmaceutical companies are unethically marketing the new weight loss medications, the dangers of budget Ozempic, inequalities in the treatment and recognition of eating disorders, and how you, yes YOU, can create change by promoting public policies that protect our kids from harmful dietary supplements. Learn more and help out: The Strategic Training Initiative for the Prevention of Eating Disorders The Out of Kids’ Hands Campaign For our discussion on dietary supplements, come join the Foodie Fam! https://www.patreon.com/FWNTT Check out our book: https://read.macmillan.com/lp/food-we-need-to-talk/ Chat with us on IG! https://www.instagram.com/foodweneedtotalk/?hl=en Be friends with Juna on IG and Tiktok! https://www.instagram.com/theofficialjuna/ https://www.tiktok.com/@junagjata
A continuation of our discussion with Dr. Evelyna Kambanis on eating disorders, this week’s episode of The Talk focuses on what to do after a binge. We know that binges can be extremely emotionally and physically draining, so what can we do afterwards to get ourselves feeling better? To hear the rest of this week’s episode, come join the Foodie Fam! https://www.patreon.com/FWNTT Thank you for your support, it’s what keeps the show going! Check out our book: https://read.macmillan.com/lp/food-we-need-to-talk/ Chat with us on IG! https://www.instagram.com/foodweneedtotalk/?hl=en Be friends with Juna on IG and Tiktok! https://www.instagram.com/theofficialjuna/ https://www.tiktok.com/@junagjata
In today’s episode, we talk all things eating disorders with Dr. Evelyna Kambanis from Massachusetts General Hospital. How common are each of the eating disorders? What are some of the most common misconceptions surrounding them? What is orthorexia? How does social media affect EDs? And what are the best treatments? We cover all this and more on today’s episode in honor of the upcoming National Eating Disorders Awareness week. To hear our bonus episode “You Binged, Now What?” click the link below: https://www.patreon.com/FWNTT For resources on eating disorders, including the eating disorders hotline and places to look for help, please check out the National Eating Disorders Association: https://www.nationaleatingdisorders.org/ Check out our book: https://read.macmillan.com/lp/food-we-need-to-talk/ Chat with us on IG! https://www.instagram.com/foodweneedtotalk/?hl=en Be friends with Juna on IG and Tiktok! https://www.instagram.com/theofficialjuna/ https://www.tiktok.com/@junagjata
Ever considered that the key to a longer, happier life is not what you eat, how you move, or even how much sleep, but rather... your social circle? In this episode, we speak to Dr. Robert Waldinger, a Harvard professor and director of the longest study ever conducted on human happiness. As the author of The Good Life, Dr. Waldinger revealed the profound impact of relationships on health and longevity. We discuss the surprising connection between well-being and... well... connection. How does the quality of our relationships influence not only our mental health but also our physical health? It turns out that the most important health resolution you make this year is not your new diet or workout plan, but rather that weekly phone call you promised your parents.  To kickstart your exercise habit with daily episodes all of January, come join the Foodie Fam! https://www.patreon.com/FWNTT Check out our book: https://read.macmillan.com/lp/food-we-need-to-talk/ Chat with us on IG! https://www.instagram.com/foodweneedtotalk/?hl=en Be friends with Juna on IG and Tiktok! https://www.instagram.com/theofficialjuna/ https://www.tiktok.com/@junagjata
There are a few things nutrition researchers agree on: Plants are "good" for us. Processed meats are "bad." But plant-based meat alternatives...? They raise some important questions: Are plant-based meat alternatives ultra-processed foods? Are processed meats any worse than processed meat alternatives? With the rise of Impossible Meat, the Beyond Burger, and growing concerns about the climate emergency, we tackle a complicated topic: if or when meat alternatives should replace meat. With Professor Christopher Gardener from Stanford University, we get to the meat of the issue. To kickstart your exercise habit with daily episodes all of January, come join the Foodie Fam! https://www.patreon.com/FWNTT Check out our book: https://read.macmillan.com/lp/food-we-need-to-talk/ Chat with us on IG! https://www.instagram.com/foodweneedtotalk/?hl=en Be friends with Juna on IG and Tiktok! https://www.instagram.com/theofficialjuna/ https://www.tiktok.com/@junagjata
How many times have you heard that we need to cut down on salt? But... do we actually? What does the science say about salt, our health, and who needs to worry about it? Is pink salt healthier than white salt? Is there such a thing as too low-sodium? In this episode, we chat with Dr. Robert Hunter, a nephrologist and researcher at the University of Edinburgh, to demystify the world of dietary salt. This is everything you need to know about sodium and the real challenge of reducing intake when it's hidden away in the places you least expect it. Get ready to shake up everything you thought you knew about your favorite seasoning.  To kickstart your exercise habit with daily episodes all of January, come join the Foodie Fam! https://www.patreon.com/FWNTT Check out our book: https://read.macmillan.com/lp/food-we-need-to-talk/ Chat with us on IG! https://www.instagram.com/foodweneedtotalk/?hl=en Be friends with Juna on IG and Tiktok! https://www.instagram.com/theofficialjuna/ https://www.tiktok.com/@junagjata
Many people set exercise goals without a clear understanding of why they want to pursue them. Here we discuss the importance of finding a deeper purpose or "why" with your fitness journey. Whether it's reducing pain, being more active with family, or finding joy in movement, having a profound reason enhances long-term commitment. For daily episodes all of January, come join the Foodie Fam! https://www.patreon.com/FWNTT Check out our book: https://read.macmillan.com/lp/food-we-need-to-talk/ Chat with us on IG! https://www.instagram.com/foodweneedtotalk/?hl=en Be friends with Juna on IG and Tiktok! https://www.instagram.com/theofficialjuna/ https://www.tiktok.com/@junagjata
In day two of our daily episode series, we’re discussing the importance of consistency. In the New Year, it can be tempting to make big goals and come out blazing, but our real goal is to make exercise a habit for the rest of our lives. We discuss the importance of consistency over intensity, how to plan for setbacks, and using the power of habits and routines. Check out our episode on habit formation. For daily episodes all of January, come join the Foodie Fam! https://www.patreon.com/FWNTT Check out our book: https://read.macmillan.com/lp/food-we-need-to-talk/ Chat with us on IG! https://www.instagram.com/foodweneedtotalk/?hl=en Be friends with Juna on IG and Tiktok! https://www.instagram.com/theofficialjuna/ https://www.tiktok.com/@junagjata
We are ringing in the New Year with our first-ever daily episode series! Every single day of January, we are posting a mini-episode geared towards helping people with the most common New Year's resolution: to exercise more. This series is meant to be hyper-practical, tackling things like finding a routine, overcoming gym anxiety, creating consistency and so much more! (Including a deep dive into Eddie's gym fashion.) In this episode, we discuss the best ways to set goals for the New Year. We talk about the importance of setting specific and measurable goals, as well as how to use your own brain chemistry to help you achieve your new habits. Check out last year’s episode on the science of New Year’s resolutions! For daily episodes all of January, come join the Foodie Fam! https://www.patreon.com/FWNTT Check out our book: https://read.macmillan.com/lp/food-we-need-to-talk/ Chat with us on IG! https://www.instagram.com/foodweneedtotalk/?hl=en Be friends with Juna on IG and Tiktok! https://www.instagram.com/theofficialjuna/ https://www.tiktok.com/@junagjata
Sugar is often among the first things people ditch in the New Year, and the most common replacement? Artificial sweeteners. But what if replacing sugar with its calorie-free counterpart is actually doing more harm than good? For this episode, we speak to Dr. Jotham Suez, a professor of microbiology and immunology at Johns Hopkins University, all about artificial sweeteners. How do they work? What are the metabolic effects of artificial sweeteners vs. sugar on our bodies? How do these sugar alternatives potentially negatively affect our microbiome, blood sugar control, and even cause weight gain? Turns out artificial sweeteners might not be so sweet after all. To kickstart your exercise habit and get daily episodes all of January, come join the Foodie Fam! https://www.patreon.com/FWNTT Check out last year’s episode on sugar! Check out our book: https://read.macmillan.com/lp/food-we-need-to-talk/ Chat with us on IG! https://www.instagram.com/foodweneedtotalk/?hl=en Be friends with Juna on IG and Tiktok! https://www.instagram.com/theofficialjuna/ https://www.tiktok.com/@junagjata
Today, we are answering all your top questions! Some of the topics we cover include: the link between food and depression, whether or not birth control causes weight gain, what to do if you don’t like exercise, and the effects of weight stigma on health. Thank you for another incredible year of the podcast and for all your support! We wouldn’t be here without you, and HAPPY HOLIDAYS!!! Get bonus episodes: https://www.patreon.com/FWNTT Check out Full Plate Living: https://www.fullplateliving.org/ Check out our book: https://read.macmillan.com/lp/food-we-need-to-talk/ Chat with us on IG! https://www.instagram.com/foodweneedtotalk/?hl=en Be friends with Juna on IG and Tiktok! https://www.instagram.com/theofficialjuna/ https://www.tiktok.com/@junagjata
In this episode, we talk about some of our favorite ways to incorporate more fiber and fermented foods. We also discuss fiber supplements. When should you use fiber supplements? Are they a replacement for dietary fiber from food? (Plus, a pretty hefty conversation about protein ice cream!) To hear the rest of the episode, come join the Foodie Fam: https://www.patreon.com/FWNTT Check out our book! https://read.macmillan.com/lp/food-we-need-to-talk/ Chat with us on IG! https://www.instagram.com/foodweneedtotalk/?hl=en Be friends with Juna on IG and Tiktok! https://www.instagram.com/theofficialjuna/ https://www.tiktok.com/@junagjata
In this episode, we talk all things microbiome. Our guest is Professor Erica Sonnenberg from Stanford University. We discuss why the microbiome is so important, how it affects not only our physical health, but also our mental health, how we can better take care of our microbiome, and even whether or not probiotic supplements work. At the end, we also talk to Amy Hanus from Full Plate Living all about fiber, one of the easiest things you can focus on to nourish your gut! Get bonus episodes: https://www.patreon.com/FWNTT Check out Full Plate Living: https://www.fullplateliving.org/ Check out our book: https://read.macmillan.com/lp/food-we-need-to-talk/ Chat with us on IG! https://www.instagram.com/foodweneedtotalk/?hl=en Be friends with Juna on IG and Tiktok! https://www.instagram.com/theofficialjuna/ https://www.tiktok.com/@junagjata
Today, we talk to one of our most exciting guests yet: Ben Bergeron. Ben is a world-renowned author, speaker, and coach to some of the world’s most elite CrossFit athletes. We cover a range of topics including what we want our health for, what we can learn from elite athletes, the link between mindset and health, how to instill healthy habits in your kids, and how to know what we should be chasing in life. We even both get some personal training advice for our own fitness journeys! Check out Ben’s podcast and training app: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/chasing-excellence/id1170629044 https://www.comptrain.com/ Get bonus episodes: https://www.patreon.com/FWNTT \Check out our book: https://read.macmillan.com/lp/food-we-need-to-talk/ Chat with us on IG! https://www.instagram.com/foodweneedtotalk/?hl=en Be friends with Juna on IG and Tiktok! https://www.instagram.com/theofficialjuna/ https://www.tiktok.com/@junagjata
Last week, we had an incredible episode talking all about the power of health coaching, and now, it’s Eddie’s turn in the hot seat! Learn about how Eddie is thinking about approaching the rest of his life, finding purpose in what he does, structuring his ideal day, and making this transition as fluid and graceful as possible. To hear the rest of the episode, come join the Foodie Fam: https://www.patreon.com/FWNTT Learn more about Well Coaches and Margaret Moore here: https://www.coachmeg.com https://www.wellcoaches.com Check out our book! https://read.macmillan.com/lp/food-we-need-to-talk/ Chat with us on IG! https://www.instagram.com/foodweneedtotalk/?hl=en Be friends with Juna on IG and Tiktok! https://www.instagram.com/theofficialjuna/ https://www.tiktok.com/@junagjata
In this episode, we talk to Margaret Moore about the emerging field of health coaching. It's exactly what it sounds like: someone coaching you through achieving your health goals, except it's much more than that. As Margaret discusses in this episode, health coaching delves into the core of who you are – your identity, the reasons behind your health goals, and what brings you fulfillment. One of the topics we cover is how identity is deeply ingrained from an early age and can play a pivotal role in shaping your beliefs, but it's also something that can be changed. Towards the end, we even have a live coaching session. Learn more about Well Coaches and Margaret Moore here: https://www.coachmeg.com https://www.wellcoaches.com Listen to Eddie’s coaching session: https://www.patreon.com/FWNTT Check out our book! https://read.macmillan.com/lp/food-we-need-to-talk/ Chat with us on IG! https://www.instagram.com/foodweneedtotalk/?hl=en Be friends with Juna on IG and Tiktok! https://www.instagram.com/theofficialjuna/ https://www.tiktok.com/@junagjata
In this episode, we close out our women’s health series with some final thoughts. Discussing periods, pregnancy, and menopause on the podcast was something we’ve been meaning to do for a long time, but the reality is, there’s a lot of science left to do on these topics. Why has women’s health been ignored for so long? Why have so many drugs not been tested on women specifically, even though they are FDA approved? We talk about all of it, plus what we learned from this series, and more. To hear the rest of the episode, come join the Foodie Fam: https://www.patreon.com/FWNTT Check out our book! https://read.macmillan.com/lp/food-we-need-to-talk/ Chat with us on IG! https://www.instagram.com/foodweneedtotalk/?hl=en Be friends with Juna on IG and Tiktok! https://www.instagram.com/theofficialjuna/ https://www.tiktok.com/@junagjata
A "Healthy" Pregnancy

A "Healthy" Pregnancy

2023-10-3051:58

We now know that what you do when you’re pregnant has profound implications for the health of your baby, and yourself. But the information and advice surrounding pregnancy is seemingly never-ending and often contradictory. What does a healthy pregnancy actually look like? Should we be changing the way we eat? Exercising? How much weight should we gain during pregnancy? What about prenatal vitamins? Today, we will be speaking to Professor Beth Murray-Davis from McMaster University about what we need to know to increase our chances of having a happy and healthy pregnancy and baby. To get weekly episodes, come join the Foodie Fam: https://www.patreon.com/FWNTT Check out our book! https://read.macmillan.com/lp/food-we-need-to-talk/ Chat with us on IG! https://www.instagram.com/foodweneedtotalk/?hl=en Be friends with Juna on IG and Tiktok! https://www.instagram.com/theofficialjuna/ https://www.tiktok.com/@junagjata
We know that cooking is one of the best ways to improve diet quality, but let’s face it, it’s not exactly everyone’s favorite activity. In this episode, we both share where we are on our cooking journeys. We also share our thoughts on meal prep, meal kits, changing your attitude around cooking AND A HOMEMADE HEALTHY ICE CREAM RECIPE! To hear the rest of the episode, come join the Foodie Fam: https://www.patreon.com/FWNTT Check out our book! https://read.macmillan.com/lp/food-we-need-to-talk/ Chat with us on IG! https://www.instagram.com/foodweneedtotalk/?hl=en Be friends with Juna on IG and Tiktok! https://www.instagram.com/theofficialjuna/ https://www.tiktok.com/@junagjata
What comes to mind when you think of menopause? For many, it’s caricatures of older women, fanning themselves and being irritable. Not only does menopause often get made fun of in the media, its symptoms and treatment have long been dismissed or even outright ignored by clinicians. Today, we speak to Professor Rebecca Thurston of the University of Pittsburgh about all the myths and misconceptions that surround menopause. What does the science tell us about why menopause occurs, what does healthy menopause look like, how can we alleviate symptoms, and what possible treatment options are available? To get weekly episodes, come join the Foodie Fam: https://www.patreon.com/FWNTT Check out our book! https://read.macmillan.com/lp/food-we-need-to-talk/ Chat with us on IG! https://www.instagram.com/foodweneedtotalk/?hl=en Be friends with Juna on IG and Tiktok! https://www.instagram.com/theofficialjuna/ https://www.tiktok.com/@junagjata
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Jeri Bitney

I am very fortunate in that I had only one hot flash. My mother was the same way, and so was my sister.

Oct 17th
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Julia K

Adding an unusual story of mine. TW: ED. In the year 2000, my restrictive eating disorder started. Because it was way before social media and "clean eating" hashtag, I was scared not of carbs, fat or sugar, but of any foods that I subjectively perceived as hard to digest. By 2003, graduating from high school, I ended up weighing 32 kg, still not having menarche, freezing all the time, having dry skin and memory problems - you name it. I ate very little - didn't count calories, but I guess hardly over 1000 kkal per day - but my meals contained disproportionate amount of fast carbs and sugar. Why? they were easy to digest! So I was both underfed and undernourished. Very sad, ruined youth. Eating disorder xan look very different depending on the individual, historical moment, economic situation and the degree of availability of information.

Jan 10th
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Ashwini Rao

REALLY HOOKED to this podcast. Gave me a lot of insights.

May 15th
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Cori Kuchar

I recently found this podcast & absolutely live what you’re both doing here! 👏🏼 I’m continuously bod-checking myself & have a very poor self-image & relationship with food. This podcast has been helping me stay focused on my goals to do better! 💕

Mar 10th
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Linda Nancarrow Grimm

Insightful real solutions to eating to live

Feb 7th
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Aj

I enjoyed couple of episodes I have listened to. Very lively and informative!

Jan 30th
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Kelsie Cochran

enjoyed listening to this podcast....keep it going

Jan 25th
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Casie Schepers

Loving the fresh take on talking about diet and health.. I hate the word diet and I feel the more we can focus on health and not the latest DIET... The better we will all be.. Thank you and keep it up.

Jan 18th
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DIGITRONIC Entretenimento

primeira postagem. teste.

Jan 17th
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Jill Lageman

I appreciate the theme of this podcast. Juna is a lively, engaging host. She is also a 0.05 percenter. I do not mean that monetarily. I mean that about her amazing gifts and talents. She is brighter, more ambitious, and more disciplined than about 99.95% of us. Why she is even legally blind but has found ways to work through it. So how are the rest of us supposed to achieve "lifestyle change"?

Jan 12th
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Brittany Day

I have only listened to two episodes, but there seems to be a lot of words and a little information.

Jan 9th
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Fozzie mwendwa

❤❤

Jan 6th
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Lauren Fleming (Plates and Pilates)

seems to be a little contradictory to the previous episode.... previous episode you talk about no bad or good foods and now this one you tell them avoid "junk" foods. hmmmm....

Jan 5th
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Anne Johnstone

good podcast. Wish there were more episodes.

Dec 30th
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