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Today is the Day

Today is the Day

Author: Meghan Telpner and Josh Gitalis

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With humour, honesty and an evidence-based approach, best-selling author and nutritionist Meghan Telpner and her husband Josh Gitalis, a Functional Medicine Practitioner, are simplifying what it takes to achieve optimal health. Become empowered as your own best health expert. Today is the day!
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Food prices are at a 10-year high right now, and many staple ingredients are more expensive than they used to be. This can make it extra challenging to eat healthfully and cook from scratch! In this episode of the Today Is the Day Podcast, Meghan and Josh share simple tips that can help lower your food costs. You'll discover: - Why seasonal eating is key to saving money - The benefits of buying certain foods in bulk - Nutrient-dense wild foods and how to find them for free - Tips for growing your own foods at home - even if you don't have an outdoor space - Bartering ideas - How to reduce food waste, so you're not throwing your money in the compost or trash - Essential meal prep, produce storage and freezing tips to help you make the most of the food you buy. And you'll learn simple and economical recipes to prep in advance and menu planning strategies so you don't end up ordering in! SHOW NOTES: https://www.culinarynutrition.com/healthy-on-a-budget/ COURSE DETAILS: https://culinarynutrition.com/program FREE CLASS: https://culinarynutrition.com/milk-class
Organic foods and ingredients have steadily risen in popularity over the last two decades. What does the organic label mean, how do you know what you're getting and is it worth the extra money? In this episode of the Today Is the Day Podcast, Meghan and Josh break down organics and share: - what organic labels mean - what is and isn't allowed in organic food - Meghan and Josh's go-to resources for learning about which foods have the most and least pesticide residues - how to make sense of the agricultural studies that look at organic vs conventional foods - Meghan's idea for naming foods that is a big paradigm shift - how to determine whether an organic food is health-washed - and how to avoid being fooled by organic labels - what 'Big Organic' is and how it impacts our health - how Meghan and Josh choose their produce based on local, organic, seasonal and sustainable options SHOW NOTES:https://www.culinarynutrition.com/fooled-by-the-label/ COURSE DETAILS: https://culinarynutrition.com/program FREE CLASS: https://culinarynutrition.com/milk-class
Whether to include animal products in your diet or not is a common factor people consider when figuring out what to eat. At the Academy of Culinary Nutrition we are supportive of and inclusive of all dietary styles. We respect that some people will thrive on a vegetarian diet or vegan diet, and others are more balanced when they include animal-sourced protein. In this episode of the Today Is the Day Podcast, Meghan and Josh compare the vegan and Paleo diets, sharing: - how to make sense of the nutritional research on the vegan and Paleo diets - the difference between processed vegan and Paleo diets and their whole food versions - how sugar consumption, meat quality and ultra processed foods affect our health when following vegan or Paleo diets - whether the benefits of a vegan diet derive from the lack of animal products or the presence of a ton of veggies - a brief discussion of the ketogenic diet and its impact on health Plus, why our diets need to evolve based on our individual emerging needs and objectives! SHOW NOTES: https://www.culinarynutrition.com/what-the-heck-should-i-eat/ COURSE DETAILS: https://culinarynutrition.com/program FREE CLASS: https://culinarynutrition.com/milk-class
Superfoods don't have to be expensive, hard to find and come from faraway lands. Thankfully, there are many superfoods that are widely accessible, affordable and can easily be part of an everyday diet. These foods are what we're talking about in today's episode of the Today Is The Day Podcast! Meghan and Josh share: - one of their favourite foods that cost pennies a batch to make - nutritionally-dense foods that give you a big bang for your buck - the benefits of fermented foods - and how to ferment them at home and save money - inexpensive plant-based proteins and why they're a healthful addition to your diet - the everyday, cheap staple vegetable you need to have in your kitchen Plus loads of tips and ideas for how to use accessible superfoods in recipes! SHOW NOTES: https://www.culinarynutrition.com/healthy-on-a-budget/ COURSE DETAILS: https://culinarynutrition.com/program FREE CLASS: https://culinarynutrition.com/milk-class
20 Minute Meal Ideas

20 Minute Meal Ideas

2022-04-1813:34

You can carve out 20 minutes to make a meal, right? In this mini episode of the Today Is The Day Podcast, Meghan and Josh are sharing their go-to 20-minute weekday meal ideas to help you cook a delicious dinner quickly (especially if you have prepped a little in advance!) SHOW NOTES: https://www.culinarynutrition.com/whats-for-dinner-stress/ COURSE DETAILS: https://culinarynutrition.com/program FREE CLASS: https://culinarynutrition.com/milk-class They share: - Meal ideas you can make without really having a recipe - How to include more nutrition in your meals, as well as incorporate those unpopular vegetables - How to adapt recipes to be vegan, omnivore, or grain-free - How to make your meal ingredients stretch and use all the leftover bits and bobs - Choose-Your-Own-Adventures meals to offer customization to family members (particularly those selective eaters!) Plus, a few special weekend meal ideas you can make from scratch when you have more time.
Gluten sensitivity is increasingly common - but is it a true issue, or just a passing fad? In this episode of the Today Is the Day Podcast, Meghan and Josh discuss gluten sensitivity and how to figure out if you're gluten sensitive. In this episode, you'll learn: - what gluten sensitivity is and how to recognize symptoms of it - who is most likely to react to gluten - the latest research on gluten sensitivity why the findings are relevant to all of us - how gluten can mask other health problems - the common tests available for gluten sensitivity and what they indicate Plus Meghan and Josh share the story of their gluten 'breaking point' and what made them decide to eliminate it entirely. SHOW NOTES: https://www.culinarynutrition.com/is-the-gluten-free-diet-a-fad/ COURSE DETAILS: https://culinarynutrition.com/program FREE CLASS: https://culinarynutrition.com/milk-class
There are a plethora of diets out there - and many have dramatically different, confusing and conflicting rules. How can hordes of people receive such a massive benefit from this variety of healthful dietary strategies - and how do you figure out which diet is best for you? In this episode of the Today Is The Day Podcast, Meghan and Josh discuss: - a breakdown of some of the common popular diets like raw, vegan, vegetarian, whole food plant based, lectin-free, Paleo and keto - why these diets are so popular in mainstream culture - and what makes them effective - why humans are adaptable and biologically unique around the world based on their indigenous diets - how to evaluate these diets and determine what you need to be eating for optimal health - how to separate dietary labels from your sense of self and identity And, discover why a diet that resolves your symptoms or heals you may not be the best dietary approach for the rest of your life. SHOW NOTES: https://www.culinarynutrition.com/what-the-heck-should-i-eat/ COURSE DETAILS: https://culinarynutrition.com/program FREE CLASS: https://culinarynutrition.com/milk-class
Confused by food labels? Learn about common labels on products and what they actually mean. Discover the truth behind common label claims such as: - 100% natural - Made from 100% natural ingredients - Natural flavours - Fat free - Sugar free - Low sodium - Low calorie - Fortified As well as the crucial elements to pay attention to when reading a label! SHOW NOTES: https://culinarynutrition.com/podcast COURSE DETAILS: https://culinarynutrition.com/program FREE CLASS: https://culinarynutrition.com/milk-class
Gluten - and whether to eat it or not - can be a controversial topic. In today's mini episode of the Today Is The Day Podcast, Meghan and Josh pack in a ton of information about what gluten is, its potential effects, and where to find it. SHOW NOTES: https://culinarynutrition.com/podcast COURSE DETAILS: https://culinarynutrition.com/program FREE CLASS: https://culinarynutrition.com/milk-class In this episode, you'll learn: - What gluten actually is - The common meals and snacks people eat that have gluten (and why it's so pervasive in the diet) - Exactly what grains and flours contain gluten - and if sprouting or fermenting them makes a difference - The difference between celiac and gluten sensitivity - and some of the symptoms to look out for - The many, many gluten-free grains options available that we can enjoy (there are more than you think!)
If you find yourself struggling to decide what to make for dinner, or get so hangry that you end up scarfing a half loaf of bread before dinner, this mini-episode shares essential tips and tricks to make your meal prep much easier! In this episode of the Today Is The Day Podcast, Josh and Meghan reveal the big things that derail us when prepping for dinner, and they teach: - essential meal elements that can be quickly prepped in advance so they're taken care of - quick and easy meal ideas for when you're in a time crunch - batch cooking tips and Meghan and Josh's favourite freezer meals - how to get everyone in the kitchen to help make dinner - no matter their age, they can have a job! Plus the simplest salad dressing you'll ever whisk up! PROGRAM DETAILS: https://culinarynutrition.com/program
In the beginning, disease is difficult to detect, but easy to treat. But in the end, it’s easy to detect but very difficult to treat. Mic drop. In this episode of the Today Is The Day Podcast, we are bringing you a quick dose of culinary nutrition inspiration with a short clip of one of our popular episodes.  WORKSHOP REGISTRATION: https://culinarynutrition.com/prevention Today is the day we talk about how living an everyday prevention lifestyle can not only be joyous, but delicious. Meghan and Josh discuss the positive benefits of everyday prevention and how to make it effortless.
Doing a few key things on a regular, consistent basis can change the trajectory of how your life plays out. In this episode of the Today Is The Day Podcast, we are bringing you a quick dose of culinary nutrition inspiration with a short clip of one of our popular episodes. WORKSHOP REGISTRATION:  https://culinarynutrition.com/prevention Today is the day we talk about how you can improve your quality of life with just 4 key factors. Meghan and Josh discuss how stimulation of the mind, social interactions and physical activity can affect your everyday prevention.
The more involved you are in your own health, the better the long-term outcome. In this episode of the Today Is The Day Podcast, we are bringing you a quick dose of culinary nutrition inspiration with a short clip of one of our popular episodes.  WORKSHOP REGISTRATION: https://culinarynutrition.com/prevention Today is the day we talk about how we can maximize the human condition and how personal health can impact community health. Meghan and Josh discuss how to best serve your body & health, and the important keys to living a preventable lifestyle.
There’s a lot of talk in the health world about preventing conditions or diseases before they start, but what does that actually mean and look like in everyday life? Today’s topic is a big one – we’re defining one of the most critical bits of natural health and that is prevention. Often misunderstood, always vital. SHOW NOTES: https://culinarynutrition.com/podcast  COURSE DETAILS: https://culinarynutrition.com/program FREE TRAINING: https://culinarynutrition.com/freetraining Today is the day we talk about prevention and what it actually means. Meghan and Josh discuss the difference between prevention and early detection, how long it can take between early symptoms and full-blown disease, and how to stay motivated to follow a preventative lifestyle. This is the final episode of season three of the Today Is The Day podcast and we truly appreciate your kind feedback on all our discussions so far. Be sure to go through all the past seasons to have a listen to other episodes!
It’s true that beauty comes from deep inside of us – and from a culinary nutrition perspective, what we eat and our lifestyle habits can either help or hinder the health of our outer tissues. Today is the day we’re exploring how we can improve our outer layer – hair, skin, nails without the need for gold laced magic potion creams. SHOW NOTES: https://culinarynutrition.com/podcast  COURSE DETAILS: https://culinarynutrition.com/program FREE TRAINING: https://culinarynutrition.com/freetraining In this episode, Meghan and Josh discuss the signs of nutrient deficiencies you’ll see in your skin, hair and nails, the surprising factors that affect healthy skin and hair and the pro-inflammatory foods that negatively impact our skin, hair and nails. Plus how stress, hormones, medications, the sun, hydration and more play a role in skin health.
Empowering children with health education and culinary skills can help teach them the know-how they can use throughout their lifetime. Today is the day we’re talking about how to support a child’s healthy relationship with food, and how to get kids into the kitchen.  SHOW NOTES: https://culinarynutrition.com/podcast  COURSE DETAILS: https://culinarynutrition.com/program FREE TRAINING: https://culinarynutrition.com/freetraining Today's episode covers: Why engaging children in the kitchen is so vital, and how to establish an optimal relationship with food and food choices for the whole family. Plus Meghan and Josh share tips to help kids develop beneficial eating habits from early on, and try new foods that will last a lifetime!
Dietary fat has been one of the most maligned, feared and misunderstood nutrients in the nutrition world. Today is the day we’re busting some myths about fat, an essential macronutrient that has been ridiculed and exiled for the last 70 years. SHOW NOTES: https://culinarynutrition.com/podcast  COURSE DETAILS: https://culinarynutrition.com/program FREE TRAINING: https://culinarynutrition.com/freetraining Today's Episode Covers: What fat is when it comes to food and the different types of fat, how fat influences several key systems in the body, and how to sort through health claims about fats on packages. Meghan and Josh share why dietary fat isn’t to be feared and some delicious ways to incorporate the good fats into your everyday diet.
We get a lot of questions from Culinary Nutrition Expert students and grads about how to build a nutrition business that lasts – and we’re here to answer them today! SHOW NOTES: https://culinarynutrition.com/podcast  COURSE DETAILS: https://culinarynutrition.com/program FREE TRAINING: https://culinarynutrition.com/freetraining Today we’re talking nutrition and business, specifically what we’ve learned with nearly 15 years in the field, what separates the good from the great and what it takes to thrive personally and professionally working in this persistently evolving field.  Find the full show notes with additional resources at https://culinarynutrition.com/podcast Episode 28.
We live in an age where there are at least two, if not ten, sides to every health recommendation. For the average person, this can easily become overwhelming, or an invitation to wholly hand over the decision-making process to someone else. We’re exploring the role and responsibility each of us has when it comes to making informed choices and decisions about how to best achieve our own optimal health today and into the future. SHOW NOTES: https://culinarynutrition.com/podcast  COURSE DETAILS: https://culinarynutrition.com/program FREE TRAINING: https://culinarynutrition.com/freetraining Today we are talking about why you, the individual needs to be part of the decision making process, the value of a second opinion, and what informed consent is. Find the full show notes with additional resources at https://culinarynutrition.com/podcast Episode 27.
Our digestive tract plays a huge role in our health, and impacts our digestion, mood, nervous system and immunity. And today, Meghan and Josh are diving deep into the gut microbiome and how it impacts our health. SHOW NOTES: https://culinarynutrition.com/podcast COURSE DETAILS: https://culinarynutrition.com/program FREE TRAINING: https://culinarynutrition.com/freetraining Today we're talking about the microbiome – the delicately balanced ecosystem in our gut that is the at the root of much of our health, and when out of balance, the root of many common health challenges. Today's episode covers: what the microbiome is and what happens when it's out of balance. Plus the best foods and lifestyle habits that can support our gut health and microbiome. Find the full show notes with additional resources at https://culinarynutrition.com/podcast Episode 26.
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BilingualHypnotist

one of my favorite podcast shows! I hope you continue to make more.

Oct 22nd
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Nicha Petrakos

Thank you! This is my favorite episode so far. It often feels like my own doctors don't take my gluten sensitivity seriously. This episode was so refreshing. I look forward to reading all of the show links and adding some great recipes to my diet. I actually have a big problem with eating out in my area, even when I call ahead. I've ended up sick more times than I can count or worse sitting awkwardly at a table full of people with nothing to eat. Things have gotten easier since I had to give up gluten, dairy, and soy in 2012, but there is still a long way to go. Please continue to do exactly what you are doing to educate, inform, and help people who don't understand what is going on with their bodies. Many thanks!

Jul 16th
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Nicha Petrakos

I love this podcast! Keep the essential info coming. You are doing important work, and changing lives in the process.

Jul 11th
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