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Radio Archive: Winter Biking Podcast

This show originally aired on December 9, 2011 Every week on The Wake Up Call we would have some great conversations on a variety of topics, but it seems like we never had enough time to touch on everything we want to. To...

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Picking Olive Oil

Because of it’s unsaturated and packed with polyphenols, olive oil has been shown to protect the heart and can even turn off bad genes that increase risk for atherosclerosis (blockage of arteries). But with hundreds of brands and varieties to...

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Pizza Soup

If you are trying to cut down on the carbs, pizza is one of those things you tend to avoid. Well here’s a great recipe that gives you all the flavor of pizza, but in a bowl. You could use...

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Too Much Vitamin D?

Q: I recently had some labs done and the dr. told me to start taking 50 mg of zinc an 5000 of vitamin D. That just seemed like a lot of vit D to me. Has anyone else had to...

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A Beginner’s Guide To Saturated Fats

A while back I posted an Introduction to Fat and decided that there was enough important information to pass along that I would do a short series on the different fats and how to make some healthy choices when it...

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Tomatillo Salsa

Salsas are one of those great foods that definately do not fall under the “exact science” category. Salsas are something you start with a concept and tweek it to your own liking. Tomatillos look like green tomatoes in a paper...

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Radio Archive: Eating Disorders

This show originally aired on November 19, 2011 We had a great talk on The Wake Up Call with Jillian Lampert from The Emily Program about eating disorders. We learned a bit about anorexia, bulimia as well as compulsive and over-eating...

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The Growing Problem of Portion Sizes

There’s a oldie-but-goodie infographic out there from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) titled “The New (Ab)Normal,” that shows how much the average portion sizes for burgers, fries, and soda have grown since the 1950s. Portion sizes have been growing. So...

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A Beginner’s Guide to Calcium

Calcium is the most common mineral in the human body, primarily in our bones, but it is also used by our body for blood clotting, muscle contractions, and overall cellular function. And I’m talking body cells, not phones here.

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What to Eat by Marion Nestle

This is one of the first books I read when I started pursuing my interests in a nutrition based career. She basically takes you on a tour of your grocery store providing lots of great information about the food you...