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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!
26 Episodes
Today is the day we’re exploring creative, delicious and easy ways to reignite the spark when answering that question “What’s for dinner’?”. In this episode, we have you covered with our very favourite culinary nutrition tips, tricks and our go-to meals.   SHOW NOTES:   COURSE DETAILS:   FREE TRAINING:   Today's Episode Covers: Why home cooking matters. The important questions to consider when ordering in from restaurants or meal delivery services. The meal prep items Meghan and Josh always have in their fridge and how they categorize their different go-to meals – and simplify them in the process. The key strategies Meghan and Josh use to enjoy mealtime with their toddler and stress-free ways to get family members involved in mealtime and how to customize certain types of meals to satisfy everyone in your household. Meghan and Josh’s favourite 20-minute and one-pot meal ideas as well as how to make over 15 dinners – many of which don’t even need recipes.  
Today is the day we’re sharing our top ten favourite products – these are the things that Meghan and Josh use regularly, love and have stood the test of time.   SHOW NOTES:   COURSE DETAILS:   FREE TRAINING:   Today's Episode Covers: The game changing purchase that might be one of the most critical health investments. Meghan and Josh's favorite products including: a product that has logged over 15,000 hours of use, a kitchen tool that will be used every single day and a product that you can take and use anywhere and might just get rid of headaches in ten minutes. And ultimately – how to know when a product is worth trying, or just a passing gimmick or fad.  
Today is the day we’re taking a look at the power of the immune system in a way that you’ve never heard before – and how you can support it for optimal health.   SHOW NOTES:   COURSE DETAILS:   FREE TRAINING:   Today's Episode Covers: What the immune system is and where is it actually located in the body. How our children’s immune systems learn during crucial stages of development. The Key factors that impair the immune system and how the immune system is intended to work to fight infection and prevent disease. We will also look at what you may not know about how sleep affects immune system function, the foods and nutrients to eat (and avoid!) to support immunity and how to support an optimally functioning immune system, from nutrition to lifestyle to our environment to habits. As well as what you can do today to supercharge immunity and support your immune system.  
Today is the day we’re uncovering the potential barriers to weight loss, the less obvious reasons weight management is becoming increasingly challenging, and the real secret to weight loss.   SHOW NOTES:   COURSE DETAILS:   FREE TRAINING:   Today's Episode Covers: What calories are and how they are metabolized differently, whether eating fat makes us fat and the role genetics play in weight gain and loss. We ask the question what are Obesogens, and why they are so important to a healthy weight and how we can address weight loss at the root.
Today is the day we’re going deep on dairy and whether the messages that have been drilled into us for decades (like “Milk builds Strong bones”) is true, and if we actually  need dairy in the diet for optimal health.   SHOW NOTES:   COURSE DETAILS:   FREE TRAINING:   Today's Episode Covers: Is dairy healthy for us – with a surprising twist to the answer. The unexpected reactions you might be having to dairy without realizing it’s the culprit and the surprising degenerative condition that is associated with high dairy intake. The little known connection between dairy and gluten and our favourite dairy-free alternatives.
Today is the day we’re sharing one of the most important aspects to consider when it comes to the long term health of your diet – no matter which popular diet you follow.    SHOW NOTES:   COURSE DETAILS:   FREE TRAINING:   Today's Episode Covers: What blood sugar is and how it affects the body, as well as the symptoms you may be experiencing that are associated with blood sugar imbalances. The difference between the glycemic index and the glycemic load and the short term and long term implications of blood sugar dysregulation. The surprising foods that affect your blood sugar and why you should aim to eat in a way that balances blood sugar for the rest of your life. Some energizing meal and snack ideas that prevent blood sugar crashes.  
Today is the day! When we originally recorded this podcast episode in early January, we had no idea about the dramatic impact the coronavirus would have on us worldwide. This episode was slated for later in the Spring but given the importance and relevance of the topic – and the fact that it’s been missing from the virus conversation – we decided to air it now.   SHOW NOTES:   COURSE DETAILS:   FREE TRAINING:   Today's Episode Covers: What is the ‘Resilience Factor’ and the role diet and nutrition play in resilience. Why diet and nutrition is only one small part of health and consistent habits we can practice every day to build resistance. How community is essential to disease prevention, where happiness fits in with building up resilience and how stress can actually be used as a positive force in our lives.
Today is the day we’re uncovering the real causes of inflammation and what you can do to reverse and resolve it, perhaps even forever!   SHOW NOTES:   COURSE DETAILS:   FREE TRAINING:   Today's Episode Covers: What the inflammatory process actually is – and the main misconceptions about it. The conventional medical approach to treating inflammation and why it’s not always effective. The real causes of inflammation in the body and why chronic inflammation is so damaging. The main foods that promote inflammation in the body and what we can do to reverse and prevent inflammation for life.
Today is the day we’re exploring genetics. We look at the factors that affect the expression of our genes to understand whether the genetics we’re born with are the cause of our health problems. SHOW NOTES: COURSE DETAILS: FREE TRAINING: Today's Episode Covers: What we currently know about our genes from a scientific perspective, including the key factors that affect our genetic expression – and how we can turn genes on and off. Common genetic mutations and how they can happen. What is Epigenetics and why it’s important to our health, as well as what you need to know about genetic testing – and whether it’s necessary.
Today is the day Meghan and Josh welcome you into their personal lives to share their ridiculously simple approach to making their healthy living and lifestyle effortless. SHOW NOTES: COURSE DETAILS:  FREE TRAINING: Today's Episode Covers: How Meghan and Josh have stripped down and simplified their lifestyle to maintain health. Meghan and Josh share some of the big decisions they made that have eliminated hundreds of smaller decisions and outline their non-negotiable commitments to healthy living and happiness. They discuss why it was easier to be healthy 100 years ago than it is today and how to avoid getting caught up in fancy health trends.
Trailer - Season 2

Trailer - Season 2


With humour, honesty and an evidence-based approach, best-selling author and nutritionist Meghan Telpner and her husband Josh Gitalis, a Functional Medicine Practitioner, continue to tackle important and urgent topics with season two of the their podcast that may challenge your pre-existing habits and beliefs, or what you read in mainstream media. Today is the day!   SEASON ONE:
Season 2 of the Today Is The Day Podcast is on its way, but to tide you over until then we have a special bonus episode to share a taste of our new course called Everyday Culinary Nutrition. This bite-sized episode of the Today Is The Day Podcast, “Making Culinary Nutrition Part of Your Everyday Life”, is now available on your favourite podcast platforms. Learn more about Everyday Culinary Nutrition at   SHOW NOTES: COURSE DETAILS:   Today's episode covers: The little things Meghan and Josh do every day to make cooking from scratch manageable in their busy lives. A recent big life decision that is changing the way Meghan and Josh eat. The number of recipes you really need in your arsenal. The food items Meghan and Josh have completely stopped buying. The challenge with grocery shopping that keeps them up at night. Meghan and Josh's roles in the home for cooking and meal prepping, and how they have refined and streamlined their cooking processes.
Learn more about Everyday Herbal at  Today we’re sharing our top 3 herbs everyone should have on hand for herbal first aid. SHOW NOTES:  COURSE DETAILS:   In this episode we cover: - When to use herbal first aid remedies - A powerful herb that might be growing in your backyard (or your neighbour’s) - Meghan’s favourite first aid (and everyday herb) that she’d take to a desert island - The plant that everyone needs to have in their kitchen - An all healing remedy you’re likely buying but could easily be making yourself
Learn more about Everyday Herbal at Today is the day we’re sharing a taste of our brand new course with our favourite ways to integrate herbal remedies into everyday cooking and living. SHOW NOTES: COURSE DETAILS:  In this episode we cover: - How to take your broth to the next level - Meghan’s secret to an extra super powered smoothie and elixir - What is a tincture - How to integrate tinctures into daily life - A powerful way to increase nutrition and flavor of your salads.
In this final episode of Season One of the Today is the Day Podcast we are answering listener questions: Is a vegan diet really better for the environment, the future of health and the hardest part of working in the health field. SHOW NOTES: COURSE DETAILS: FREE TRAINING: Today's Episode Covers: How producing and eating meat affects your health and the environment What nutrients you’re actually missing out on if you cut meat out of your diet. Being outgoing about your specialized diet in a world that’s set against it. How to explain the benefits of a healthier diet to your children. What Josh and Meghan’s daily routines look like, from fitness to eating to work. How they think—and hope—the health and wellness industry will develop in the near future. Why Meghan and Josh actually disagree on the effectiveness of tech and apps with regards to health. The hardest lesson they’ve had to learn in the course of their health journey. What Josh and Meghan have found to be the most fulfilling aspect of their search for healthier living.
Today is the day we’re conquering the big question: What the heck should we eat?  SHOW NOTES: COURSE DETAILS: FREE TRAINING: Today's Episode Covers: Why different bodies have different dietary needs. Diving into popular diets such as raw, vegan, vegetarian, whole food plant based (WFPB), lectin-free, paleo and keto. Why the lack of indigenous diet in Western culture has led to so many dietary protocols. How cutting out fast and processed foods can have the biggest positive effect on your health. Why a diet that works for you right now might be the wrong thing for your body a few years from now. Some simple recipe adapting skills.
We’re going to help resolve one of the biggest barriers to great health- the essential nutrient of deep sleep. SHOW NOTES: COURSE DETAILS: FREE TRAINING: Today's Episode Covers: What is the glymphatic system and it’s role in restorative sleep Understanding the root causes of poor sleep How your morning routine could be affecting your sleep The affect certain foods may be having on your sleep When it may be time to turn to supplements and which ones are safe and what should be avoided Some extra special sleep supportive elixir recipes
We’re diving in to mysterious and patience testing world of feeding little ones whole and healthy food, with our best strategies for raising adventurous eaters. SHOW NOTES: COURSE DETAILS: FREE TRAINING: Today's episode covers: When to start varying flavors in the diet Best strategies for food introduction for infants, toddlers, kids, and grown ups too! Importance of attitude and environment around meal time The nutritional importance of seasoning food from the start How to sneak in the good stuff When to start getting kids involved in the cooking process
Today is the day we’re diving in to the strangely contentious topic of gluten - ultimately to answer the question of whether gluten-free eating is just a passing fad, or if there is evidence to support whether this vilified little group of proteins really should be avoided. SHOW NOTES: COURSE DETAILS: FREE TRAINING: Today's episode covers:: What gluten actually is. The different types of responses in the body. Why there seems to be an increase in gluten sensitivity – and is this even real?. What portion of the population is actually reacting to gluten. Why for some people, eliminating gluten may not be enough. When eliminated, how long it takes to see results. And our best tips to help you stick to a gluten-free diet.
Today is the day we’re diving in to the topic of superfoods, the real superheroes that are widely accessible and can easily be part of an everyday diet. SHOW NOTES: COURSE DETAILS: FREE TRAINING: Today's episode covers: What qualities really make a food a super food Why we’re not fans of the trendy powdered products How food can truly be our medicine The environmental impact of popular superfoods Our top picks for everyday super foods and how you can start using them in your cooking
Comments (3)

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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