Moved by Him

Reed Dunn

Welcome to Moved by Him Podcast, created for the woman of faith who is craving conversation at the intersection of where Jesus, wellness, and culture meet. Learn to pray, worship, and seek the Word of God for answers that spiritually equip you to navigate the chaos and confusion of the fitness and nutrition world. As we read in 1 Timothy 4:8, “For physical training is of some value, but godliness has value for all things, holding promise for both the present life and the life to come.” With our eyes fixed on eternity, let’s bring Jesus into our wellness journey and stand up against deception. We are Moved by Him!

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Episodes

Take Back Your Health From Ultra-Processed Food Companies
Jun 18 2024
Take Back Your Health From Ultra-Processed Food Companies
Ultra-processed food companies are out to get your health. Why? Because their profits depend on your addiction to their products. In this two-part series on "why big food loves the death of the homemaker," I am discussing the rise in the production and valuation of big food that has directly correlated with the decline in homemaking and home cooking. This is a trend that has been happening for well over 50 years now, but has been spiking in recent decades. Ultimately we have fallen away from God's design and been ensnared by the addictive flavors of ultra-processed food, which has taken a serious toll on the health of America.  But it's not all dismal news. In this episode, I also discuss how you can take back your health (and the health of your family) from big food. As we step back into our kitchens and empower ourselves to cook whole, nourishing foods, we open up a world of better health that many of us Americans have never experienced before.  Publications/statistics referenced in this episode:U.S. obesity rate has tripled over the last 60 yearsIncrease in market capitalization of UPF companies since 1960s73% of the U.S. food supply is processed>60% of U.S. caloric intake comes from ultra processed foodsHow America's diet has changed over the decades Other episodes referenced:Why Big Food Loves the Death of the Homemaker (And Home Cooking)So How Bad Are Seed Oils? God Made Seeds, but Did He Intend for Us to Use Seed Oils?Natural Flavors: How Big Food Is Messing with God’s DesignKnow that you can always reach out with prayer requests or listener questions by emailing me at movedbyhimpodcast@gmail.com (or message me on Instagram at @movedbyhim_)!Did you know that leaving a 5-star rating takes only a couple seconds? If you are grateful for this content and are excited to hear more, a quick rating and review would be so greatly appreciated
Why Big Food Loves the Death of the Homemaker (And Home Cooking)
Jun 11 2024
Why Big Food Loves the Death of the Homemaker (And Home Cooking)
Join me for a juicy culture chat on how ultra-processed food companies are profiting off the lack of homemaking and home cooking that is happening in the modern day. There has been a seismic cultural shift over the last century (on multiple fronts) that has led to a decline in the quality of food Americans eat on a regular basis. Fueled by a desire to work outside the home, fewer women are stepping into the role of homemaking and with strapped time, many families are relying on big food to feed them.This shift away from whole, unprocessed foods, made from scratch, and toward fast food drive throughs, frozen dinners, and processed snacks is having drastic implications for our health. With over 70% of Americans being overweight or obese, we have a problem on our hands that closely correlates with the decline in home cooking and the rise in big food. Tune into part 1 of this two-part series for statistical analysis of the decline in homemaking, along with some biblical encouragement on how wives are called to serve their husbands and families, just as the husband is called to serve his wife. Scripture referenced in this episode:Genesis 2:181 Corinthians 11:7-12Publications/statistics referenced in this episode:Percentage of women in the workforce in 1900 vs. 1930How the appliance boom moved more women into the workforceStatistics on female participation in the labor force10 major social changes in the 50 years since WoodstockFemale preferences to work outside the home in 2019Trends in US home food preparationKnow that you can always reach out with prayer requests or listener questions by emailing me at movedbyhimpodcast@gmail.com (or message me on Instagram at @movedbyhim_)!Did you know that leaving a 5-star rating takes only a couple seconds? If you are grateful for this content and are excited to hear more, a quick rating and review would be so greatly appreciated
So How Bad Are Seed Oils? God Made Seeds, but Did He Intend for Us to Use Seed Oils?
May 21 2024
So How Bad Are Seed Oils? God Made Seeds, but Did He Intend for Us to Use Seed Oils?
Cutting out seed oils is all the rage these days, but is it really justified? Some health experts claim that the inflammatory impact of seed oils is to blame for many of the health issues in the U.S., as seed oil consumption has increased exponentially over the last century. Originally used to lubricate machinery and make candles, seed oils crept into our diets starting in the early 1900s and they are now found in nearly all packaged foods. As women of the Word, let's take this conundrum to God and seek discernment.In this episode, I talk about everything from what seed oils are, to whether I think God intended for us to use them (because He made seeds after all), and how to make some simple swaps in your life to decrease your consumption of seed oils.Correction: I reference the consumption of animal fats in the Garden of Eden, mid-episode, and should have more correctly referenced the early times of Noah, given that God did not scripturally give the command for man to eat meat until Genesis 9:3. Scripture referenced in this episode:John 6:35Other resources to check out:Podcast: Natural Flavors: How Big Food Is Messing with God’s DesignVideo: How It's Made - Canola OilArticle (and Graph): Why Is Vegetable Oil Unhealthy?Podcast: Avoid Seed OilsKnow that you can always reach out with prayer requests or listener questions by emailing me at movedbyhimpodcast@gmail.com (or message me on Instagram at @movedbyhim_)!Did you know that leaving a 5-star rating takes only a couple seconds? If you are grateful for this content and are excited to hear more, a quick rating and review would be so greatly appreciated
Natural Flavors: How Big Food Is Messing with God’s Design
May 14 2024
Natural Flavors: How Big Food Is Messing with God’s Design
Big food and big pharma are hot topics in the wellness space these days, and for good reason. They have proven to simply care about profits rather than the wellbeing of us all, as seen by the staggering decline in the health of the U.S. over the last few decades. The more that big food and big pharma play a role in our daily lives, often the worse our health is. In today's episode, we are diving into the topic of natural flavors - a mysterious addition to nearly all packaged foods that doesn't sound so mysterious, but actually in fact is. If you think you are getting something "natural" you've been duped by big food. There are a myriad of issues with the hundreds of chemical additives used in flavorings, but the root issue of all of this is that we are messing with God's design. God made food perfectly sweet, salty, satiating, satisfying, with just the right scent and flavor profile to nourish our bodies and allow our brains to communicate when to stop eating. Flavorists and food scientists, on the other hand, are designing hyper palatable foods to addict our brains and bodies to them. Tune into this episode to learn more about how natural flavors are made along with learning some practical tips on how to start kicking them out of your diet! Scriptures referenced in this episode:Genesis 1:29-30Matthew 6:34Isaiah 41:10Other resources to check out:Article: US Obesity Rates Have Tripled Over the Last 60 YearsArticle: Overweight & Obesity StatisticsArticle: Food Innovations in the 1980sVideo: 60 Minutes Segment - Tweaking Tastes and Creating CravingsArticle: Natural vs. Artificial Flavors (EWG)Know that you can always reach out with prayer requests or listener questions by emailing me at movedbyhimpodcast@gmail.com (or message me on Instagram at @movedbyhim_)!Did you know that leaving a 5-star rating takes only a couple seconds? If you are grateful for this content and are excited to hear more, a quick rating and review would be so greatly appreciated
Why Is the Fitness Industry Full of the New Age, Yet Devoid of Jesus?
Mar 12 2024
Why Is the Fitness Industry Full of the New Age, Yet Devoid of Jesus?
New age spirituality is creeping into the fitness industry. From tarot cards at the front desk of barre studios, yoga classes at nearly every gym across the country, and a general openness to trying things like horoscope readings, psychics, and sound bath meditations to improve wellbeing, the industry that is meant to make us well is leading us down a path of darkness.As Christians, we must be discerning about what we open our heart to and allow into our lives. The great news is that the Holy Spirit is your best friend when it comes to determining which classes and gyms to step into and which to avoid. Join me in this episode for a conversation on defining new age spirituality and some thoughts on why it's working its way into spaces where we never thought we'd see it. Scriptures referenced in this episode:John 12:46Leviticus 19:31Colossians 2:6-8Genesis 1:312 Corinthians 5:17Philippians 3:20-21Research and related articles mentioned in this episode:Ligonier Editorial: What Is New Age SpiritualityPsychiatric Times: Religion, Spirituality, and Mental HealthOther episodes to check out:I Changed My Mind: YogaKnow that you can always reach out with prayer requests or listener questions by emailing me at movedbyhimpodcast@gmail.com (or message me on Instagram at @movedbyhim_)!Did you know that leaving a 5-star rating takes only a couple seconds? If you are grateful for this content and are excited to hear more, a quick rating and review would be so greatly appreciated
HOT TAKE: New Study Compares Intermittent Fasting to Calorie Counting
Jul 2 2023
HOT TAKE: New Study Compares Intermittent Fasting to Calorie Counting
Let's dive into the science! In this episode I share all the details on a recent piece of research comparing intermittent fasting to calorie counting. I offer my thoughts on the results of the study and also give you clear steps to determine if intermittent fasting or calorie tracking is right for you.I have yet to talk much on this podcast about intermittent fasting (also called time restricted eating), so this felt like the perfect opportunity. This nutrition tactic has some definite benefits, but it is not an approach for everyone, so tune in to learn more about what the science shows, how intermittent fasting works in the body, and whether you could get the results you're looking for with this approach!The scriptures I referenced in this episode:Matthew 6:16-18John 14:25-27Links to the research and related articles:Original Research: Time-Restricted Eating Without Calorie Counting for Weight Loss in a Racially Diverse PopulationWebMD News Brief of the studyHealthline Article on the studyInformative video:Intermittent Fasting - How It WorksLinks to other episodes to check out:Don't Waste Your Time Reading That Fitness Magazine - Here's WhyThe Great Tracking Debate: Should You Be Tracking Your FoodKnow that you can always reach out with prayer requests or listener questions by emailing me at reed@fitfeedbyreed.com!Did you know that leaving a 5-star rating takes only a couple seconds? If you are grateful for this content and are excited to hear more, a quick rating and review would be so greatly appreciated
Busy? Here’s a New Way to Meal Prep With Delicious + Time-Saving Tactics
Jun 18 2023
Busy? Here’s a New Way to Meal Prep With Delicious + Time-Saving Tactics
Meal prepping is a absolute game changer when it comes to improving your nutrition and creating ease in your life. This episode is all about leveraging a NEW approach to meal prepping - The Mix + Match Meal Prep - for a simpler and faster way of enjoying a variety of meals throughout the week. Tune in to learn all the details of making this approach come to life in your kitchen. Here's a teaser...Each week you are going to prepare the following:2+ proteins2+ veggies2+ complex carbohydratesoptional: 2+ healthy fat sourcesreally optional: 2+ snack options(these items can be purchased pre-made at the grocery store if desired)Then you are going to mix and match the foods you've prepared to create complete meals by leveraging condiments, sauces, and spices that bring your food to life. With inspiration from your favorite restaurants, cuisines around the world, and family favorites, you'll create a variety of meals that both nourish and satisfy!In this episode, I even offer some biblical encouragement, so that you can actively bring God into your kitchen for your next meal prep! Because He wants to be in the little things... even your meal prep routine.The scriptures I referenced in this episode:Colossians 3:23-24Galatians 5:22-232 Timothy 1:7Additional episodes and resources to check out:Part 1: How to Read a Nutrition Label - Ingredients to Watch ForPart 2: How to Read a Nutrition Label - Assessing the Macros For Your GoalsThe Macronutrient You’re Likely Most Deficient In + How to Get More of It (The Protein Episode)Blog Post: Healthy Meal Prep GuideKnow that you can always reach out with prayer requests or listener questions by emailing me at reed@fitfeedbyreed.com!Grateful for this free content? I would love to hear from you in the podcast ratings + reviews