Podcast: Happy Valentines/Heart Day

Welcome! and Thank you for listening!  Happy Heart Month and Happy Valentines Day.

I would like to share a few secrets to keep your Valentine around longer and perhaps healthier.  It does not involve sugary candies or expensive meals.  Make eggs a hard no.  Not just the ones in a skillet covered with cheese, but the ones hidden in pastries, and breaded items in the freezer section.  

Just say no to dairy.  It is a highlighted ingredient on the back of packaged foods in the ingredient list.  It is quick.  Look on the back.  If it says dairy, put it back.  

Keep the fat content ideally at 10%.  Don’t be fooled by the fat grams in the nutrition label.  If a serving size is 100 calories and there are 5 grams of fat by weight, it translates to 45% fat. (9 kcal/g x 5 grams fat).  It is not an option.  

You only have to read a few labels to get the hint.  The chip and cracker isle is more than 10% fat.  Don’t bother going there.  Not to worry you will get the “good fat” from kale, beans and whole grains.  

If you are interested in learning morning about fermentation and your microbes, join Addie Majnaric, RDN and myself for another Zoom Conference March 25, 2020.  Head on over to to find out more

Email me at with questions.

Happy Heart Month!

  1. Reply

    Happy Valentine’s Day! This was a great podcast to remember there are so many hidden ingredients in things we think are healthy. You have to read the label and know what you are looking for. Thanks for all the insights! Love all the pancake alternatives. Sitting here with a big smile because I love my coffee in the morning, cheers. Chris signed up for the series for the Truth about Weight Loss. Looking forward to the sour dough bread video/conference. See you at the VegFest!

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    Suzie Matthews

    Happy Valentine’s Day! Loved this Podcast! And so glad you survived the Covid and your fall……Hope Michael’s mom is doing okay,also…….
    Is the Vegan Fest on the 25th or 28th of February…….I have several people who want to come…………can’t wait to return to your nutrition classes………

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    Donna M Teale

    I’m in California , or I might seek you out as a cardiologist. Two ours ago I had my bi-yearly cardiac exam. Actually I have a very good cardiologist though he is not vegan but is supportive of my attempts.

    Thanks for the introduction to the addition of sushi rice to salad. Noree and sushi are on my shopping list. Sounds great.
    Thank you! Donna Teale

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