Episodes
Being pregnant and having a baby is beautiful! BUT what about the not so pretty symptoms that occur during this time that you never hear talked about? Well today we are talking about them all! We are discussing all the bad and the ugly. If you are pregnant, are thinking about getting pregnant or know someone who is, this is an episode you will want to hear.  Also, Johane reveals some exciting news!  Be sure to listen in as we give you all the “ugly” sides of pregnancy. Connect with Johane:...
Published 06/29/21
If you think getting your kids to eat more veggies is a challenge - imagine trying to eat more veggies as an adult! The struggle is real, especially if you’re not a fan. On the podcast today we have Taesha Butler, from the Natural Nurturer, speaking to us about how to creatively incorporate more veggies into your diet. This is one episode you don’t want to miss if you’re trying to be more health conscious. Connect with Taesha: IG: @thenaturalnurturer Website:...
Published 06/22/21
Plants are therapeutic! Period. DYK the pharmaceutical community exists because of plants? Today on the podcast we have Yoli Ouiya, the queen of green, to speak to use about the benefits of how different herbs can be used in the culinary space to diversify your nutrition profile and support you during different times of your life.  * This podcast episode is not meant to treat anyone. Please with your personal primary care provider before starting any new regimen. Connect with Yoli:IG:...
Published 06/15/21
Scrap everything you think you know about rheumatology. If you're having unexplained muscle aches, rashes, and unknown fevers, to name a few - have you ever followed up with a physician and got checked out for an autoimmune disease? Type 1 diabetes, IBD, celiac disease are all autoimmune diseases that can wreak havoc on the body, but can be properly managed through diet, medication and lifestyle.  In this eye-opening episode we talk with Dr. Cadet about how to identify and manage autoimmune...
Published 06/08/21
Growing up Caribbean, the conversation of sex is not one that was easily spoken in our homes. As with many cultures, the topic of sex was and is taboo.  Being that a healthy sex life is part of wellness, the lack of conversations in our cultures have impacted many today. We are trying to break that cycle! We have Psychiatrist Dr. Canary with us today busting all the myths, educating us on how to introduce the topic of sex to kids, how to discuss sex with your partner, and how liberating sex...
Published 06/01/21
Take a walk down memory lane with us: What were you doing exactly a year ago? If you’re anything like us we were on the verge of panicking when the media announced the coronavirus epidemic had turned into a full-blown pandemic. Remember when toilet paper was a rare commodity? What a year! One positive thing the pandemic has done was it caused people to take a renewed interest in food, nutrition and personal health. Now, seeing everyone is getting back into the mix of socializing how do you...
Published 05/25/21
Gut health and the microbiome is all the rage nowadays! Even more so now since Chadwick Boseman from 'The Black Panther' died of colon cancer, it seems like everyone (and we mean EVERYONE) is focusing on gut health. But, do they really know what they are talking about? Today we sat down with Gastroenterology expert, Dr. Janese Laster, to give us all the facts on foods to support a healthy gut, signs and symptoms that something is wrong with your digestive system, the microbiome and what you...
Published 05/18/21
Today on the podcast we interviewed Michelle Tam, a New York Times bestselling author and founder of the popular blog Nom Nom Paleo. Michelle takes us on a journey on how she discovered the paleo diet, how it changed her life and why the paleo diet might be right for you. Confession: we had major preconceived notions of what the paleo diet is and is not, and it’s not that those notions are complete gone LOL, but Michelle will tell you that she isn't the paleo police nor does she push her...
Published 05/11/21
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Published 05/04/21
Sugar! We see this ingredient in a lot of food items. From breads, candies, and pasta sauce, if it’s not the first ingredient in most products these days, it is an ingredient somewhere down the line. Back in the day most didn’t have access to honey, and table sugar.  Which such easy access and overconsumption in today’s world, have we become addicted to sugar? In today’s podcast episode, we’ve brought back Functional Medicine physician and Internist Dr. Nicole Peoples to answer these question...
Published 04/27/21
Spring is here and this can only mean one thing, it’s Gardening time!!! For those of us who started a quarantine garden last spring, you may be getting ready to continue with your newfound green thumb, or light green thumb for some of us LOL.  We have so many questions over here and we are sure you do to. To answer them, we have brought the founder of Big City Gardener, Timothy Hammond, to answer them and get us on the right tract. What soil is best? Can we reuse soil from last year? How...
Published 04/20/21
The COVID vaccine is here! For some people that is a good thing, and they have already been vaccinated, while for others skepticism remain. Despite the thousands of deaths that have occurred in the U.S. alone from COVID infections, black and brown communities are still a little hesitant on the efficacy of the vaccine and trusting the healthcare system as a whole. Why? Well, people of color have endured centuries of violated trust (ex: lack of informed consent and harmful experimentation)...
Published 04/13/21
Plant-based diets are all the craze! As the new year is a few days away and more people are taking a personal interest in their health a plant-based diet may very well top your list. Plant based diets have the potential to improve your blood sugar levels, lower your weight and decrease your cholesterol levels. But, don’t be fooled- not all plant-used diets are “healthy”. Today we have with us Dr. Judy Brangman, MD, founder of Newell Health, here to share with us why you may want to consider...
Published 12/29/20
How many of us roll down our window and turn on our favorite jam when driving down a highway? That’s one of our favorite things to do over here.  When we turn on music we are usually trying to relax or forget about our stressors, right? Well did you know that Music Therapy is an actual field? Music therapy is used in clinical settings in just about all areas and with during labor and delivery, supporting postpartum and so much more. Today we have with us Kenya Engram, MMT, LPMT, MT-BC who is...
Published 12/22/20
The COVID-19 pandemic has been a difficult time for many. Whether you started out social distancing with your significant other, family members, friends, or your kids - the fact that we are in one space for long periods with one group of people or alone, can’t mingle from girls/guys night out to social events or just from person to person is affecting a lot of us on a mental level. COVID-19 has and is actually ruining relationships! Quarantining for long periods of time with people you...
Published 12/15/20
Have you ever thought about what you eat? Really, really thought about how you eat and nourish your body or why you are eating what you are eating?  Are you checked in with your senses at meal times? What about the wellness information you see on social media, do you ever feel like it’s information overload? Well today we have with us Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, McKel Kooienga of Nutrition Stripped to discuss with us why mindful eating is important when nourishing your body, what are...
Published 12/08/20
Are you old enough to remember the ‘Spice Up Your Life’ chorus song lyrics?  If you do, this song was literally years ahead of any random controlled, doubled blinded scientific study. Spices have been used (and are still being used) in Ayurvedic medicine for centuries as anti-viral, anti-inflammatory, and anti-fungal agents. Science now is coming around and realizing the health benefits of this ancestral practice. In today’s podcast we invite BuzzFeed contributor and Harvard graduate Dr....
Published 12/01/20
For some people, their teeth can make or break their confidence. We’ve seen and heard of celebrities spending thousands of dollars to change their smile because they feel like having perfect straight and white teeth will get them ahead in their career. When it comes to health and wellness your teeth are quite important. Not only are your teeth part of the beginning processes of digestion, but poor dental hygiene can lead to bacterial infection that could impact your heart health.  What about...
Published 11/24/20
By definition the term ‘diet' means the types of foods (and drinks) which are habitually consumed. In the 21st century ‘ diet' also lends itself to the foods which someone restricts themselves from eating. In our opinion, everyone has the right to choose which foods that do and do not enter their bodies. Although that is a basic human right,  truth be told food discrimination is alive and well. We’ve both had patients and clients who live in bigger bodies, have better metabolic panels that we...
Published 11/17/20
If you are pregnant, planning on getting pregnant? or are close with someone who fall in the above category? Have you thought about where you are going to deliver your baby? Home birth vs. Hospital. Right now we are in the middle of a pandemic and some hospitals, depending on where you live, are not letting significant others, or doulas or grandmothers to be enter the room with mothers who are in labor. If you’ve contemplated a home birth or a birthing center as oppose to a hospital, this...
Published 11/10/20
Generally speaking comfort foods are a combination of salt, sugar and fat. We’re not food scientists, but why is it that salt, sugar and fat are always found in a lot of fast foods and junk foods? As Registered Dietitian Nutritionists we’ve noticed people of color die sooner and sicker than their white counterparts because they live in nutritionally sparked food swamps, desserts, and apartheids to name a few. Why is that?!?! Could it be because of systematic marginalization and the food...
Published 10/27/20
On this episode we have Marquisele (Mikey) Mercedes, the author of “The Unbearable Whiteness and Fatphobia of “Anti-Diet Dietitians”. Mikey who is broadly interested in how racism, anti-Blackness, and fat phobia shape health care, research and public health, found that Anti-Diet Dietitians (ADD) on social media included a lot of dietitians who “sit in their photos and show their stomach folds” or feign eating desserts and pizza”. She is "mad at the ADD who say that you can still love your...
Published 10/20/20
We love our comfort foods right? We are often recommending that you retain your culture in your lifestyle because otherwise how sustainable would living a healthy lifestyle be? But when it comes to our culture, why is it that we focus a lot on the unhealthy foods that were introduced to us during slavery? What does moderation really mean when it comes to eating? How close could you be to disease developing if you continue to eat highly processed foods? Is it careless to make general...
Published 10/13/20
If you follow us on social media you know a few months ago we both became founding members of the Food + Wellness Equity Collective. To catch you up to speed we are a diverse group of content creators and entrepreneurs committed to being change agents for equity, diversity and anti-racism in the food and wellness industry. Today on the podcast we have  the queen of green herself, Yoli Ouiya, who is the co-founder of the collective here to share with us more about the collective, how you (yes...
Published 10/06/20
Have you realized how influential social media gurus are when it comes to what decision you make about your health? To be honest, it’s a crying shame! These gurus have more impact on your life than your doctor or dietitian simply because they have a large Instagram following. No wonder why orthroexia, cheat days, and “have the extra cookie” mentality is so pervasive. Today on the podcast we have a candid conversation with one of our day one dietitians, Kim Wisner, about how health...
Published 09/01/20