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One woman's quest to end her war with food. Hosts Juna Gjata and Dr. Eddie Phillips wield solid science, medical knowledge, common sense and an endless supply of dad jokes to teach us how to eat better and feel better about it. Hint: It’s not dieting. They discuss exercise, body image, food addiction, genetics, weight loss and more. A WBUR production.
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Presents: Kind World

Presents: Kind World

2020-03-1616:56

As you know our "Food, We Need To Talk" season just ended, but I want to tell you about another great podcast produced by WBUR that is just starting its season, "Kind World": https://www.wbur.org/kindworld "Kind World" wants to be your 2020 counter-programming! From pandemics to politics, the news out there definitely isn't great. But "Kind World" promises to restore your faith in humanity. Each week the team brings you one story about how an act of kindness transformed lives. Listen to the first episode here, and if you like what you hear, go over to the "Kind World" feed and subscribe to that podcast.
Your Body, Your Self

Your Body, Your Self

2020-03-0927:402

From weight stigma to the "Health At Every Size" movement, Eddie and Juna dig into the complex issue of body image with Dr. Mark Berman, Dr. Lesley Williams, Janet Tomiyama, Dr. Fatima Cody Stanford and Sal Distefano.
Juna reveals that she is battling an eating disorder and explores how and why dieting can tip into problem territory, and what to do about it. Experts in this episode include Jenny Thomas, co-director of the Eating Disorders Clinical and Research Program at Massachusetts General Hospital and Kristin Javaras, clinical psychologist at McLean Hospital.
Want a flat stomach? A faster metabolism? Maybe to get rid of that cellulite? Well, there's a supplement for that. If only it were so easy... But as with most things in life, if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. Guests in this episode include champion lifter Layne Norton and Dr. Pieter Cohen.
Exercise Q&A

Exercise Q&A

2020-02-1018:382

Juna and Eddie answer listeners' questions about exercise, from "how much is enough" to "how much is too much?"
"Stress eating" can shift food preferences toward sugar and fat, leading Eddie and Juna to try the famous "raisin exercise." They also check in with Dr. John Denninger at the Benson-Henry Institute for Mind Body Medicine and Dr. Marc Potenza at Yale School of Medicine.
Bonus Episode: Q&A

Bonus Episode: Q&A

2020-01-2722:244

From potatoes to quickie "food challenges," Eddie and Juna answer questions from listeners.
You know better than to expect life to be fair. But still, it's enough to drive anyone crazy: Some people seem to be able to eat anything they want and never gain weight. About 50% of weight variation stems from genetics, according to Rooth Loos, a professor of public health at the Icahn School of Medicine. We'll also hear from Yale neuroscientist Dana Small.
Asked for just one recommendation for lifelong health, our experts all had the same answer: exercise. And there's one type of exercise that may bring the best benefit in the least amount of time. Experts include: Wayne Westcott, Sal Di Stefano, and Jackie Shahar. (Bonus: For more on exercise, listen to "The Magic Pill": https://www.wbur.org/magicpill)
Possibly the best thing you can do to help yourself eat better is not about choosing a particular type of food at all. It's about the quality of what you eat. The hosts distill the state of nutrition science down to a few helpful basics. Experts include: Dr. Walter Willett, Michael Pollan and Dr. Rani Polak.
Among the scary insights that brain science can offer into junk foods: eating them tends to shift food preferences long-term -- at least, in mice. Co-hosts Dr. Eddie Phillips and Juna Gjata discuss what happens in your brain when you eat the most craveable foods.
Good Food, Bad Food

Good Food, Bad Food

2019-12-2323:5710

What if there’s no forbidden fruit? What if you think about eating to take care of yourself? In episode two, Juna describes the judgments she and others impose on themselves and their food choices.
Episode one! 24-year-old co-host Juna Gjata says restrictive eating has made her miserable her entire adult life, but she’s sure if she stops she’ll "literally gain 20 pounds on gingerbread lattes peppermint mochas." Enter Dr. Eddie Phillips, founder of the Institute of Lifestyle Medicine and a seasoned doctor, who aims to help Juna get to a happier, healthier place with food.
First Listen

First Listen

2019-12-0602:376

One woman's quest to end her war with food. Hosts Juna Gjata and Dr. Eddie Phillips wield solid science, medical knowledge, common sense and an endless supply of dad jokes to teach us how to eat better and feel better about it. Hint: It’s not dieting. They discuss exercise, body image, food addiction, genetics, weight loss and more. A WBUR production.
Comments (13)

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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