Episodes
What have you heard about breastfeeding? In the black community, there are several myths and facts that have kept most black mothers from breastfeeding. We are celebrating Black Breastfeeding Week and we thought it was no better time to discuss the history of breastfeeding in the United States. There has been a movement in recent years, and as a result, we have seen an increase in breastfeeding occurring in black mothers. Prior to this it would not have been uncommon for black mothers to shy...
Published 08/25/20
Let’s be honest, there is nothing attractive about the term "geriatric pregnancy”. Though ovarian aging is a real thing and different for every woman, we need to normalize what age women decide to conceive, whether is through natural conception or IVF. Furthermore, in communities of color miscarriages and infertility are not highly discussed, although fibroids, which can cause miscarriages, are common. Truth be told, not all doctors have the best bedside manners when speaking to women of...
Published 08/18/20
In today’s episode we sit down with Dr. Stephanie Burgos, an Emergency Medicine physician with a passion for eastern medicine.  We can't speak for everyone, but we think it's safe to say people are now afraid to go to hospitals, much less visit the emergency rooms because of the C-word (COVID-19). Physicians like Dr. Stephanie are amongst the frontline workers and they see everything…..and we mean EVERYTHING! But, is the emergency room the right place for you to go during a pandemic?  If you...
Published 08/11/20
Why are we told to take some medications with food? What happens when one is told to take a medication with food but does not know when their next meal is coming? Did you realize that your pharmacist is there to support you when you’ve been given a prescription.  Look, we want you to be just as bold asking the pharmacist medication related questions as you are asking what aisle the toilet paper and toothpaste is on! Being well informed on your prescription is very important. In today's...
Published 08/04/20
Ladies, let's talk about our V-A-G-I-N-A-S! No, in all seriousness let's talk about it. How much do you know about your gynecologic health? You may have vaginas, menstrual cycles, and individual fertility windows, but do you pay attention to the signs your body gives you as it relates to your overall health? Do you know what your cervical fluid look like? Do you know what it means when you look down at your underwear and see that thick or creamy mucus? Today, we have Lisa Hendrickson-Jack who...
Published 07/28/20
What does your skincare routine look like? Having great skin is not all about genetics, you have to put the work in! The goal of having a healthy skin care routine not only revolves around cleansing and moisturizing, but eating a well balanced diet and protecting your skin from the harmful UV rays of the sun. In today's episode, we invited dermatologist Dr. Hope- Mitchell to share with us her beauty secrets and professional tips associated with taking care of your skin and treating skin...
Published 07/21/20
Wellness fatigue may be a novel concept to you, it surely was to us, but it is a real thing ya’ll! As dietitians we’re always looking to improve the health and wellbeing of our clients. One thing that caught our attention lately is that everyone seems to be emotionally and physically burned out while social distancing, Mom-ing, and simply trying to keep it all together. The usual outlets that we took for granted that were as simple as being able to leave our house or going out with friends to...
Published 07/14/20
We don’t know if you have noticed, but COVID is on the rise…again! Florida what in the world is going on with all your COVID positive cases? Do you remember when the novel COVID-19 virus first started to sweep the nation certain populations with chronic diseases were deemed to be at risk? One population that REALLY caught our attention were individuals with diabetes. DYK diabetes disporpotionaley impacts people of color? In today's podcast episode we have a Certified Diabetes Care and...
Published 07/07/20
It’s sad to say that white fragility exists. The question is, does it support racism? Talks about cultural competency and sensitivity is a step in the right direction, but a single cultural competency course will not change racial thinking, behavior, and understanding. In today’s podcast episode we have here with us again 2 of our favorite guests: Melanie Calhoun, a diversity and inclusion consultant, who will share with us personal experiences and tips to challenge white fragility, and Mat...
Published 06/30/20
Food injustice is a social issue that is a result of the ever present food swamps, food mirages, food apartheids, and food insecurity. We here at Nutrition Lifestyles with Kim & Johane believe all people should have access to healthy nutrient dense food which are also culturally appropriate. Yes, we’re talking about easy access to latin food, caribbean food, southern home-cooking and your great-great grandmas secret sauce recipe to name a few. Why should one race or ethnic group not have...
Published 06/23/20
As dietitians we focus a lot on food and nutrition, but did you know exercise is equally as important? Women in general face numerous barriers to exercise. One barrier which distinguishes  “well-white” women from black women is hair. Yes, hair. Have you all ever sweated out a perm!? We have and let us tell you IT. AINT. PRETTY. Furthermore, naturalistas like us invest time, energy, and money into our hair, and although it is much easier to have a physically active lifestyle now, there are...
Published 06/16/20
Racial tensions are currently at an epic high for our generation! Individuals in the BIPOC community have learned to protect themselves by using their first amendment right, sparking professional conversations about diversity and inclusion. What most do not realize is that those within the the BIPOC have been finding ways to conform in and out of professional settings.  To do so, we have become masters at Code-Switching... yes, Code-Switching. Code-Switching is not only an art, but it’s a...
Published 06/09/20
By now we're all well versed on proper hand hygiene and social distancing due to COVID-19, but has this novel virus made you think about becoming self sufficient? It definitely has for us! To be honest COVID-19 has triggered a self sufficiency push. People have started growing their own gardens, sewing their own face masks and concocting their own hand sanitizers. In today's podcast episode we were live on Instagram and explored how the coronavirus has made us more self sufficient and what we...
Published 04/14/20
Distance learning, online shopping, virtual play dates, and strictly working from home are just some of the new normal activities we've embraced since the outbreak. Though our lives, heck everyone's lives, were turned upside by the coronavirus we've found different ways to stay safe while grocery shopping, coping with social distancing, and survive fear mongering. In today's podcast Kim and Johane go live on Instagram for the first time to bring to you an unedited audio version of what the...
Published 03/31/20
What's going on currently in our country is new to everyone! We have been given recommendations by the health experts to practice social distancing. Outside of our wonderful healthcare workers, grocery store workers, essential truck drivers, pharmacies, most have been told to stay home.  If you are social distancing with kids at home like I am,  you may be feeling overwhelmed or burned out trying to play the role of both parent and teacher. Recently I (Johane) jokingly posted on my Facebook...
Published 03/24/20
The struggle is real! COVID-19 better known as the Coronavirus is here and it’s a pandemic!  Schools are closing, people are dying, countries are on lock down, and we are social distancing ourselves in an attempt to reduce chances of contracting the Coronavirus or even delaying what may be inevitable. We should all know by now how the virus is spread and the CDC recommendations to protect yourself, but there is still an uncertainty surrounding the virus...And uncertainty creates fear! Have...
Published 03/17/20
Sleep is the new superpower. No, seriously it is. Did you know LeBron James (professional basketball player) gets at least 8 hours of sleep a night and Roger Feder (professional tennis player) gets at least 12 hours? A  good nights sleep does wonders for the mind and body while not resting adequately and abundantly can throw off your immune system, impair decision making, results in unwanted weight gain, mood disorders, and diabetes to name a few. Ummm- no, thank you! Today we have Dr. Amy...
Published 03/10/20
If you find there are more pharmacies than grocery stores in your neighborhood, Houston, you have a major problem!  Medication has its rightful and respectful place in our neighborhoods, but so does food. While acute situations may call for the use of medication as the 1st line of defense, chronic conditions may not.  Lifestyle diseases can be managed though lifestyle interventions i.e. diet and exercise. In today's podcast episode we interview Texan based pharmacist, Dr. Ryce Echols, who...
Published 03/03/20
Gentrification is defined as the process of renovating a housing district so that it harmonizes to the taste of the middle-class. In other words, it’s a complicated turf war. Gentrification not only impacts the housing/commercial market, but also the food of a particular location. Inevitably corner stores become extinct, full-fledged grocery stores pop up, and smoothie palaces, juice bars, and organic produce become a “thing”. In today’s podcast episode we discuss the positive and negative...
Published 02/25/20
So many, in fact, too many of us have dealt with mental issues at sometime or another. Anxiety, panic attacks, depression, substance abuse, schizophrenia and eating disorders all fall within the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders. As dietitians we are taught the hardcore science behind food and nutrition. We understand the ins and outs of the Krebs cycle , ketosis, etc, but what about dealing with a patient or client who has crippling anxiety, repeat panic attacks, and/or...
Published 02/18/20
Valentine’s Day is almost here and no matter what your relationship status is there are so many diet trends out there that have followed us into the new decade. Yeah, you guessed it we’re putting a twist on this V-day episode. So whether it’s drinking a special concoction or eliminating a macronutrient - there’s just one to many diet trends out there, right? In this episode we’re going to discuss these whether these (and many more) trends are worth loving or losing this Valentine’s Day. Check...
Published 02/11/20
How do you define health? Is it being a certain body size? Working out a certain amount of hours a week? Is it getting 8 hours of sleep? Eating the recommended servings of fruit/vegetables on a daily basis? How about finding peace of mind? In your definition of health, did you ever consider mental health wellness as part of your definition of health? Mental health does impacts overall wellness. Yes, we’re talking about your emotions, food choices, fight versus flight responses, and...
Published 02/04/20
Published 01/28/20
We get it - diet culture sucks! It has created a hostile environment where fat phobia is stigmatized and thin privilege reigns supreme. This results in an overall dysfunctional relationship with food and it's no surprise society has now come to reject the 36"-24"-36" measurements of "beauty". Intuitive Eating (IE) rejects diet culture and promotes the love of self, and the love of all foods. While it is true we should respect our bodies and honor our health, social media has painted only a...
Published 01/28/20