The SavvyCast

Jamie Tarence

The SavvyCast is a podcast of the Family Savvy blog, where Jamie Tarence will host savvy guests to discuss real life topics that affect us all. Food and family. Marriage and divorce. Fitness and health. The Enneagram and relationships. Each episode is designed to entertain, educate and inspire all who listen. Everyone is welcome at the table! So grab a cup of coffee, and let’s talk.

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Let’s Talk BBQ with Martin’s BBQ Joint Founder Pat Martin
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Let’s Talk BBQ with Martin’s BBQ Joint Founder Pat Martin
Birmingham locals know and love Martin's Bar-B-Que, owned by Pat Martin. This week, Pat joins The SavvyCast to share about his new book, Life of Fire.  Episode At A Glance:  Calling all bar-b-que lovers! This week, Pat Martin joins me on The SavvyCast to share all things whole hog BBQ. He shares about his restaurant, giving insight into how the pandemic affected his businesses. Additionally, Pat shares about the art of bar-b-que in the South and how it differs from region to region. Lastly, Pat gives listeners the inside scoop on his new book about mastering grilling, BBQ, and the smokehouse called Life of Fire.  Who Is Pat Martin?  Nashville Restaurateur and Pitmaster Pat Martin is the founder of Martin’s Bar-B-Que Joint and Hugh-Baby’s BBQ & Burger Shop. A celebrated leader at the forefront of traditional American barbecue, Pat Martin is one of the few pitmasters still carrying the torch of West Tennessee-style whole hog BBQ. Martin's debut cookbook, Life of Fire: Mastering the Arts of Pit-Cooked Barbecue, The Grill, and The Smokehouse (Clarkson Potter, 2022) illustrates his lifelong passion and dedication to live-fire cooking through detailed instruction, deep procedural guidance, and recipes. Martin is regularly featured in the press, including The Today Show, Food Network, Bon Appetit, Esquire, Condé Nast Traveler, Travel Channel, Men’s Journal, Eater, and National Geographic, among many others. Martin lives in Nashville with his wife, Martha Ann, and their three children Wyatt, Daisy, and Walker. Questions Answered In This Episode:  What are Pat’s most popular menu items?Is BBQ a dying culinary art?What are some of the recent struggles in the BBQ restaurant business?How is BBQ different in various locations across the South and what is different about it?What is a “redneck taco?” How did Pat come up with it?How did the pandemic affect his businesses?What info and insight does Pat’s book, Life of Fire, have in it? Resources Mentioned In This Episode:  Pat's new book, Life of FireMartin's BBQ websiteMartin's sauces  I hope you enjoyed this episode! As always, if you have time to rate, review, and subscribe to The SavvyCast on Apple Podcasts, it would be SO appreciated!!! If you like this podcast, be sure to check these out: Marie Marino on Cooking Meals for Loved Ones in Need An Inside Look at Taziki's and Grk Street with Founder Keith Richards
Let’s Talk BBQ with Martin’s BBQ Joint Founder Pat Martin
5d ago
Let’s Talk BBQ with Martin’s BBQ Joint Founder Pat Martin
Birmingham locals know and love Martin's Bar-B-Que, owned by Pat Martin. This week, Pat joins The SavvyCast to share about his new book, Life of Fire.  Episode At A Glance:  Calling all bar-b-que lovers! This week, Pat Martin joins me on The SavvyCast to share all things whole hog BBQ. He shares about his restaurant, giving insight into how the pandemic affected his businesses. Additionally, Pat shares about the art of bar-b-que in the South and how it differs from region to region. Lastly, Pat gives listeners the inside scoop on his new book about mastering grilling, BBQ, and the smokehouse called Life of Fire.  Who Is Pat Martin?  Nashville Restaurateur and Pitmaster Pat Martin is the founder of Martin’s Bar-B-Que Joint and Hugh-Baby’s BBQ & Burger Shop. A celebrated leader at the forefront of traditional American barbecue, Pat Martin is one of the few pitmasters still carrying the torch of West Tennessee-style whole hog BBQ. Martin's debut cookbook, Life of Fire: Mastering the Arts of Pit-Cooked Barbecue, The Grill, and The Smokehouse (Clarkson Potter, 2022) illustrates his lifelong passion and dedication to live-fire cooking through detailed instruction, deep procedural guidance, and recipes. Martin is regularly featured in the press, including The Today Show, Food Network, Bon Appetit, Esquire, Condé Nast Traveler, Travel Channel, Men’s Journal, Eater, and National Geographic, among many others. Martin lives in Nashville with his wife, Martha Ann, and their three children Wyatt, Daisy, and Walker. Questions Answered In This Episode:  What are Pat’s most popular menu items?Is BBQ a dying culinary art?What are some of the recent struggles in the BBQ restaurant business?How is BBQ different in various locations across the South and what is different about it?What is a “redneck taco?” How did Pat come up with it?How did the pandemic affect his businesses?What info and insight does Pat’s book, Life of Fire, have in it? Resources Mentioned In This Episode:  Pat's new book, Life of FireMartin's BBQ websiteMartin's sauces  I hope you enjoyed this episode! As always, if you have time to rate, review, and subscribe to The SavvyCast on Apple Podcasts, it would be SO appreciated!!! If you like this podcast, be sure to check these out: Marie Marino on Cooking Meals for Loved Ones in Need An Inside Look at Taziki's and Grk Street with Founder Keith Richards
Sleep Number vs DreamCloud Mattresses: My Honest Review
Jul 29 2022
Sleep Number vs DreamCloud Mattresses: My Honest Review
With so many different mattress options on the market today, it can be hard to decide which one is worth the investment. This week, I'm giving my honest reviews on two of the most popular mattresses out there so you can decide which is right for you. Episode At A Glance:  This week on The SavvyCast, I am sharing my honest reviews of the Sleep Number and the DreamCloud mattresses. We all know sleep is vital to our health, but finding a mattress that supports our nightly "Zzz's" can be overwhelming. In this episode, I share my favorite features of both mattresses, as well as which one is my favorite. Additionally, I share my favorite bedding and the best way to wash it!  Questions Answered In This Episode:  What are the pros and cons of both mattresses? Which would you ultimately recommend? Why do you prefer the one mattress over the other? What features do both mattresses offer? What is the best way to wash bedding?  Resources Mentioned In This Episode:  Sleep Number Mattresses  DreamCloud MattressesLili Alessandra velvet pillows and shams Lili Alessandra coverlet My LTK page I hope you enjoyed this episode! As always, if you have time to rate, review, and subscribe to The SavvyCast on Apple Podcasts, it would be SO appreciated!!! If you like this podcast, be sure to check these out: Taste Tests: My Fave Frozen Biscuits, Salsa, Tuna and More Laura Dockery Talks Home Design, Decor, and Trends for 2022
Marie Marino on Cooking Meals for Loved Ones in Need
Jul 22 2022
Marie Marino on Cooking Meals for Loved Ones in Need
When our loved ones experience a drastic life change like the loss of a loved one, a move, sickness, or a new baby, many of us find ourselves racking our brains for how to show them we care. This week, Marie Marino shares how the gift of food can be a tangible way of blessing others and can "speak" in a way words cannot.  Episode At A Glance:  This week on The SavvyCast, I am joined by my dear friend Marie Marino to discuss how to bless others with the gift of food. Marie and I were sorority sisters and have known each other for years. Her heart for others and enthusiasm for serving has always inspired me. In this episode, Marie shares practical tips on how to bless others through food. She shares her favorite go-to recipes in addition to the food storage tools she always has on hand.  A Tangible Gift:  Marie has a passion for blessing her loved ones who are struggling or experiencing a transition through her cooking. When her younger brother battled melanoma, Marie cooked for and delivered meals to his family. Now, a year after her brother’s passing, Marie is more inspired than ever to share the gift of food with others.  Questions Answered In This Episode:  How do you get started when cooking for others?What tools are good to have on hand? How do you store food when you deliver it? What recipes are easy, simple, and delicious to make for others?How do you deliver food when the people you're gifting it to may not want company? Marie's Go-To Recipes: Any kind of salad, like my Kale Ceaser Salad or copycat recipe for North Italia's Tuscan Kale Salad My White Chicken Chili recipe  Perfect Rice In The OvenHalf Baked Harvest's Indian Butter Chicken Twice baked potatoes Mini Bean Burritos (vegetarian) - Simply smear canned refried beans on mini   tortillas, sprinkle green onion, and add Yellowbird Jalapeno condiment or taco sauce. Next, sprinkle on some cheese and wrap it up!Mashed Sweet Potatoes (vegetarian) - To make these, start by cooking sweet potatoes in a slow cooker. Next, take them out, put them in the mixer, and mash them with a little maple syrup and mascarpone cheese. These are delicious!Penne with 5 Cheeses -  this recipe is from the Barefoot Contessa cookbook by Ina GartenPenne With Spicy Vodka SauceCreamy Chicken TortelliniItalian Lemon Chicken SoupGluten-Free Monster CookiesAny kind of muffins, like my Morning Glory Muffins  Resources Mentioned In This Episode:  Marie's blog, Savoring The South Ina Garten's Barefoot Contessa Family Style Cookbook  I hope you enjoyed this episode! As always, if you have time to rate, review, and subscribe to The SavvyCast on Apple Podcasts, it would be SO appreciated!!! If you like this podcast, be sure to check these out: Let’s Talk: All You Need to Make a Perfect Charcuterie Board Let’s Talk: An Enneagram 7 During a Pandemic
Taste Tests: My Fave Frozen Biscuits, Salsa, Tuna and More
Jul 15 2022
Taste Tests: My Fave Frozen Biscuits, Salsa, Tuna and More
With all the cooking I do, I spend a LOT of time in different grocery stores. This week I am sharing my newest favorite products so you can try them too! Episode At A Glance:  This week on The SavvyCast, I am sharing my favorite food products and brands at the moment, in addition to how I am using them. I am always on the hunt for a new, fabulous product or brand to make cooking easier or to take my recipes to the next level. Unsurprisingly, I spend a good bit of time in the grocery store, and I always love sharing my "favorite" finds! In this episode, you will hear about a wide variety of products I am currently loving. You are sure to find a new item to enjoy!  Products/Brands Mentioned In This Episode:  Freezer Aisle:  Callie's Hot Little Biscuit- My freezer is never without these delicious, better-than-homemade biscuits! They come in a wide variety of flavors, but my favorites include the cheese and chive, classic buttermilk, iced blueberry, and cinnamon. While these are delicious on their own, I especially love to serve them on a Fabulous Biscuit Board. Use discount code "FAMILYSAVVY" for 15% off your online order! Keto/Gluten Free Items:  Outer Aisle Gourmet cauliflower crust pizza - This is one of my very favorite cauliflower crusts, and it makes pizza night a breeze! Outer Aisle Gourmet sandwich thins in broccoli and cauliflower (my fave) Condiments:  Yell0w Bird Foods Jalapeño Condiment ¡Yo Quiero! Salsa and Queso Wickles Pickles Relish- This Alabama company makes relish with a "kick!" I love adding it to recipes like my Perfect Wicked Deviled Eggs, Lemon Pepper Tuna Salad, and Curried Chicken Salad for a little extra "zest!" Mezzetta Tamed Jalapeño PeppersTrader Joe’s Hot and Sweet JalapeñosRao’s Homemade marinara and pizza sauce Pantry Staples:  Kettle and Fire Bone Broth- I love using bone broth to add extra protein and flavor to grains, soups, stews, etc... It is especially delicious in my Tomato Parmesan Soup! Use the code "FAMILY_SAVVY" to save 20% off any Kettle and Fire order. Tonnino Gourmet Tuna  Ghirardelli semi-sweet chocolate chips- These are hands down my favorite chocolate chips to have on hand for cookies or my Chocolate Bundt Cake!  I hope you enjoyed this episode! As always, if you have time to rate, review, and subscribe to The SavvyCast on Apple Podcasts, it would be SO appreciated!!! If you like this podcast, be sure to check these out: Tasting TBL: The First Fine Dining Supper Club in Birmingham My Latest Trader Joe's Finds that You Need to Get on Your Next Shopping Trip
Dietician Amanda Nighbert's Best Advice On How To Stop Dieting And Start Living Your Best Life
Jul 1 2022
Dietician Amanda Nighbert's Best Advice On How To Stop Dieting And Start Living Your Best Life
Episode At A Glance: This week, Registered Dietician Amanda Nighbert joins me to share about all things healthy lifestyles. Amanda is a firm believer that part of being a "healthy" person is having a healthy relationship with food. Additionally, she promotes sustainable lifestyle changes rather than "dieting," because it is the small habits that lead to lasting change. In this episode, Amanda shares how breaking the diet "rollercoaster" leads to long-term weight loss, as well as what resources she offers. She also shares how important an "all foods fit" mentality is for a healthy lifestyle.  Who Is Amanda Nighbert? Amanda Nighbert is a registered dietitian who specializes in weight loss nutrition. Additionally, she is a fitness enthusiast and a working mom of two. Amanda has worked in the field of weight loss for the past 19 years and has helped thousands of people reach their wellness goals. She is an avid researcher, and her goal is to bring the latest, cutting-edge strategies and techniques to her clients. Rather than encouraging a "yo-yo" diet approach, Amanda's goal is to teach her clients simple yet effective lifestyle changes. She believes in implementing strategies that work in the real world, with real people, who lead real, hectic, and often crazy lives. Questions Answered In This Episode:  What does a "healthy lifestyle" mean to you?Why is it important to have a healthy relationship with food? How can I achieve sustainable, lasting weight loss?What is the difference between a dietician and a nutritionist?How does "meeting people where they are" lead to lasting change? What role do calories play in weight loss?Why is protein important to weight loss? What does the phrase "all foods fit" mean? Connect With Amanda Nighbert: Amanda's WebsiteInstagram: @amandanighbertrdFacebook: @AmandaNighbertRD I hope you enjoyed this episode! As always, if you have time to rate, review, and subscribe to The SavvyCast on iTunes, it would be SO appreciated!!! Blessings to you!!!
Marlee Martin's Near Death Experience: A Wake Up Call to All Women
Jun 24 2022
Marlee Martin's Near Death Experience: A Wake Up Call to All Women
Episode At A Glance:  This week, I am joined by my dear friend Mary Catherine Tomlinson and her newly married daughter, Marlee Martin. Marlee shares how they believe a prescription for birth control ultimately led to massive blood clots in her leg, lungs, and heart in the fall of 2021. In this episode, Marlee and Mary Catherine share their journey with Marlee's health, the details of her life-saving surgery, and how their faith in Christ carried them through it all. After Marlee's horrendous experience with birth control, she and her mother strive to educate young women on its dangers. Who Is Marlee Martin?  Marlee Martin grew up in Birmingham and graduated from Briarwood Christian School in 2017. She then went on to college at Alabama University. After graduating from Alabama in 2021, Marlee started law school at The University of Alabama School of Law. Marlee married her husband, Jacob Martin on June 18, 2022.  Marlee's Story: When she was sixteen, Marlee had a cyst removed from her ovaries. Since then, she has been on and off of birth control in order to balance her hormones and prevent future cysts. Her doctor put her on Yaz, one of the strongest and most dangerous forms of birth control on the market. Fast forward to September of 2021, and Marlee started experiencing pain and swelling in her right calf. She eventually went to get an Ultra Sound done on her leg, but the ER doctors told her they could not find anything. Marlee continued to experience pain in her leg, and after the pain spread up her leg she massaged it out with a foam roller. After that, she experienced being severely out of breath and a dramatic increase in her heart rate. When her heart rate reached 190, Marlee called 911 and went to the hospital. Finally, the doctors performed tests and realized that she had clots in her lungs, heart, and leg. Marlee was eventually transferred to UAB, where Dr. Ahmed performed life-saving surgery on her.  A True Miracle: After Marlee was transferred to UAB, it was quickly determined that she needed surgery immediately. The doctors removed 36 inches of blood clots (pictured above) just from Marlee's knee to hip, along with many others. During the surgery, Marlee's heart stopped. Her doctor called for the life-saving machines to be prepped. However, something prompted her doctor to continue removing the clots from her heart as quickly as possible. This decision turned out to save Marlee's life, and her heart started beating right after. Marlee and her family know that this was God, directing the surgeon's hands and sparing her life. After the surgery, countless doctors called Marlee the "miracle girl" because they had only performed autopsies on people with her severity of clots.  The Faith That Carried Them: Throughout this entire journey, Marlee and her family depended completely on the Lord to sustain them and comfort them. Days before Marlee's surgery, she journaled out a prayer proclaiming her trust in and submission to the Lord's sovereignty and goodness. Mary Catherine shared that Marlee's surgery showed them how truly trustworthy God is. She shared that as a parent there is always so much she can do for her children. However, during Marlee's surgery, she could do nothing but depend on God to perform a miracle.  The Risks of Birth Control:  After Marlee's experience, she and her family believe that these clots were caused by her birth control, Yaz. A study that Marlee found said that women who are on that particular birth control are three times more likely to encounter blood clots. When Marlee was first prescribed birth control, the doctor did not share the risks or possible side effects of the medication. Now, both Marlee and Mary Catherine strive to educate young women on these forms of dangerous birth control.  Questions Answered In This Episode:  What caused these massive blood clots?How did you first realize that something was "off" with your health? Why did these massive clots go unnoticed at first? How did birth control contribute to these blood clots?Where are you on your health journey today? How did your faith impact your journey?
Veterinarian Leigh Stevens shares the impact of physical therapy on animals
Jun 17 2022
Veterinarian Leigh Stevens shares the impact of physical therapy on animals
Many people know the benefits of physical therapy for themselves, but have you ever wondered how it could impact your pet? This week, DVM Leigh Stevens shares the benefits of physical therapy for our favorite furry friends.  Episode At A Glance: This week, DVM Leigh Stevens joins The SavvyCast to discuss physical therapy for companion animals this week. Dr. Stevens is the Supervising Veterinarian at Scout's House, a rehab center for animals. In this episode, Dr. Stevens shares the details of her work, such as what animals she typically works with and the most common injuries she helps with. Additionally, she shares how pet owners can pursue physical therapy for their pets.  Who Is Dr. Leigh Stevens?  Dr. Stevens is a California native with a BA in Biology from the University of California, San Diego. Additionally, she received her DVM degree from UC Davis. Dr. Stevens has worked in several small animal clinics over the years, and her main professional interests are Internal Medicine. She is specifically interested in cases involving geriatric patients and Dermatology. She has twice held the position of President in the Santa Clara County Veterinary Medical Association. Additionally, Dr. Stevens created the Santa Clara County Disaster Preparedness Plan for Animals in 1996. She was awarded the Diamond Award in 1997 by the Emergency Services Association Coastal Chapter. Today, she works as the Supervising Veterinarian at Scout's House, a rehab center for animals.  What Is Scout's House?  Scout’s House is based in California and provides physical rehabilitation therapy and products for companion animals. They also sell a wide variety of assistive products for disabled dogs and cats through their online store. Questions Answered In This Episode:  Can physical therapists study to specifically work with animals?Will pet insurance companies pay for pets to have physical therapy?What kind of animals do you typically work with?How do you determine when to euthanize a pet?What are the most common injuries that you help with?How would people find a physical therapist for their pet in their state?Can dogs experience mental developmental disorders?How is treating service animals different than treating normal pets?What are common dermatological issues among dogs?How do you crate train your dog/cat? Resources Mentioned In This Episode: Scout's House Scout's Store  I hope you enjoyed this episode! As always, if you have time to rate, review and subscribe to The SavvyCast on Apple Podcasts, it would be SO appreciated!!! Blessings to you!!! If you like this podcast, check these out: Let's Talk: Dog Owner Q&A With Dr. David Sender Let’s Talk: Navigating the Painful Choice of Pet Euthanasia
Francie Outlaw: How Her Story and Resources are Helping Young Moms Everywhere
Jun 10 2022
Francie Outlaw: How Her Story and Resources are Helping Young Moms Everywhere
This week, Francie Outlaw joins The SavvyCast to share how the tragic loss of her son John Haven lead her to create learning resources for toddlers. Her strong faith and passion for teaching are sure to inspire!  Episode At A Glance:  In this episode, Francie Outlaw joins me to discuss the story of her baby boy John Haven who had trisomy 18, how her faith carried her through this tragic loss, and what the grieving process has looked like for her family. Additionally, she shares how this experience led her to create learning resources for toddlers.  Who Is Francie Outlaw? Francie Outlaw and her husband Matt live in Birmingham, Alabama with their three boys Mills, Saylor, and James. In addition to being a mother to her precious boys, Francie is an "unintentional influencer" when it comes to all things motherhood and family. She runs a successful blog and social media accounts and is the creator of Toddler Learning Resources. Francie hopes to aid parents and grandparents in teaching their children and grandchildren about numbers, the alphabet, and more.    Questions Answered In this Episode: What is trisomy 18?How did it affect your marriage?What has been helpful to you through this grief process?How do you continue remembering and celebrating your baby boy?What does your life look like today as a mom? Resources Mentioned In This Episode: Grieving the Child I Never Knew: A Devotional for Comfort in the Loss of Your Unborn or Newly Born Child Francie’s Learning Resources (this is where you can find the following resources): Toddler Learning Resource: Colors, Matching, Patterns, ShapesToddler Number Resource: Numbers 0-10Toddler Number Resource: Numbers 11-20 Biblical Truths for Children (FREE) Toddler Alphabet Resource Connect With Francie Outlaw: Francie Outlaw's website Instagram: @francieoutlaw I hope you enjoyed this episode! As always, if you have time to rate, review and subscribe to The SavvyCast on iTunes, it would be SO appreciated!!! Blessings to you!!! If you like this podcast, check these out: The Story and Purpose Behind Legacy School of Discipleship with Francois & Wendy Fineberg A Licensed Therapist Talks about How to Deal with Grief
Laura Dockery Talks Home Design, Decor, and Trends for 2022
Jun 3 2022
Laura Dockery Talks Home Design, Decor, and Trends for 2022
This week, interior designer Laura Dockery joins The SavvyCast to answer followers' questions about home design trends!  Episode At A Glance: This week on The SavvyCast, my friend Laura Dockery joins me to discuss home design trends for 2022. Laura is a dear friend of mine and a fabulously talented interior designer. Listeners may remember hearing from Laura last year on the podcast. This week she answers followers' questions about paint colors, backsplash trends, home remodeling, and more!  Who Is Laura Dockery? Laura Dockery Design is an interior designer based in Montgomery, Alabama. Laura attended The Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts and studied painting and printmaking. Laura's passion for color and how it relates to the environment led her to establish a full-service interior design firm. No matter where you live, Laura can help you with all your design needs. Whether it’s through a virtual, in-person, or traveling consultation, she can help you in your home decorating endeavors. Questions Answered In This Episode: What are the newest backsplash looks?Is the open concept trend fading away?Are moody colors becoming more popular?What are good exterior whites and off-whites for painting the exterior of your home?How do you recommend saving money when building a house?What are great white interior wall paint colors for 2022?What are great non-white interior paint colors for 2022?Is a dark brown island with a whitewash still in style?What is Laura’s best advice to those who are facing supply chain issues while remodeling their home?How do you design for 3 boys under the age of 4?Is the trend from all-white kitchens changing?How would you clean a natural-fiber sisal or seagrass rug?What are some good indoor-outdoor rug options?How do you fix scratches on your hardwood floors?What are the best household items to invest money in? Paint Colors Laura Recommends: Pratt & Lambert: Classic GreyPhantom Sherwin Williams: Neutral GroundDover WhiteOrigami WhiteShoji WhiteWhite DuckNatural ChoiceWool SkeinGrecian Ivory #7541 Connect With Laura Dockery: Laura Dockery Design WebsiteFacebookInstagram Pinterest I hope you enjoyed this episode! As always, if you have time to rate, review and subscribe to The SavvyCast on Apple Podcasts, it would be SO appreciated!!! Blessings to you!!! If you like this podcast, check these out: Let's Talk: Southern Traditional Interior Design Trends With Home With Hechart Let's Talk Interior Design Trends & Tips with Laura Dockery
A Talk with Meredith Mann About Her Balanced Eating Cookbook “Well Made"
May 27 2022
A Talk with Meredith Mann About Her Balanced Eating Cookbook “Well Made"
Meridith Mann from The Peachie Spoon joins The SavvyCast to give listeners a sneak peek into her fabulous new cookbook, "Well Made."  Episode At A Glance:  Meredith is a friend of mine and is no stranger to The SavvyCast. Listeners may remember her from her previous episode on How to Establish a Healthy Relationship with Food. This week, Meredith joins me to discuss her new balanced eating cookbook, Well Made. Well Made is filled with over 100 recipes, tips, and tricks on how to regulate your blood sugar and how to eat healthier.  Who Is Meredith Mann?  In addition to being a wife and mother of three, Meredith is a CPT and holistic nutrition and wellness consultant. She specializes in metabolisms, blood sugar, and emotional eating. Her happy place is her yoga mat and her kitchen, creating simple recipes that help balance blood sugar. She believes that freedom starts to come when we learn to eat properly to shut off hunger, ditch the crave/crash cycle, and finally feel good every day. Questions Answered In This Episode:  If you were to have company, what recipes from the book would you make?What are your protein powder recommendations?Are pressed juices beneficial and what is their effect on blood sugar?What are your thoughts on Lumen?What is a typical meal you would send your kids to school with?Do you have any salty snack recommendations? What are your meal prep suggestions? Resources Mentioned In This Episode:  Built Bars Bad Athletics Protein products - use discount code "badmeredith"Ascent Protein product Nuzest plant-based protein powder  Connect With Meredith Mann: Instagram: @thepeachiespoonthepeachiespoon.com Pinterest  I hope you enjoyed this episode! As always, if you have time to rate, review, and subscribe to The SavvyCast on iTunes, it would be SO appreciated!!! Blessings to you!!! If you like this podcast, be sure to check these out: How to Establish a Healthy Relationship with Food with Meredith Mann from The Peachie Spoon Women's Health Q&A with OBGYN Dr. Justin Aldred
Women's Health Q&A with OBGYN Dr. Justin Aldred
May 20 2022
Women's Health Q&A with OBGYN Dr. Justin Aldred
Episode At A Glance: This week, OBGYN Dr. Justin Aldred joins The SavvyCast to discuss women's health. You may remember Dr. Aldred from an earlier SavvyCast episode where he shared his journey with pulmonary embolism. In this episode, Dr. Aldred answers women's health questions listeners submitted via Instagram. Dr. Aldred covers it all from menopause to sex drive to hormone health and more.  Episode At A Glance: This week, OBGYN Dr. Justin Aldred joins The SavvyCast to discuss women's health. You may remember Dr. Aldred from an earlier SavvyCast episode where he shared his journey with pulmonary embolism. In this episode, Dr. Aldred answers women's health questions listeners submitted via Instagram. Dr. Aldred covers it all from menopause to sex drive to hormone health and more.   Who Is Dr. Justin Aldred? After growing up in Birmingham, Alabama, Dr. Justin Aldred went to Auburn University. He then completed his internship and residency at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson, Mississippi. In 2018, he then moved back to Birmingham to start his OB/Gyn practice at OB/Gyn South at Brookwood Medical Center. Today, he is married to Chelsea Aldred. Together, they have three lovely children–Reese, Hampton, and Caroline. Questions Answered In This Episode:  What are the most common symptoms of menopause?How can vaginal atrophy be treated?What are your thoughts on compounded hormone medications? How can you find a qualified sex therapist? What are the causes of low sex drive?How can you improve your sex drive?What can help with hair loss for women in their 60s?  Resources Mentioned In This Episode: Dr. Aldred's previous podcast episode: Dr. Justin Aldred Shares His Near-Death ExperienceConnect with Dr. Aldred I hope you enjoyed this episode! In addition, if you have time to rate, review, and subscribe to The SavvyCast on Apple Podcasts, it would be SO appreciated!!! Blessings to you!!!
How to Take Care of Wavy, Curly and Coily Hair with Kelly Foreman of MopTop Hair
May 13 2022
How to Take Care of Wavy, Curly and Coily Hair with Kelly Foreman of MopTop Hair
After battling with (and sometimes against) her own curly hair, Kelly Foreman decided to start her own haircare line. This week she shares all about MopTop, her line of hair products made especially for curls. Episode At A Glance:  This week Kelly Foreman joins The SavvyCast to discuss her haircare line MopTop. Anyone with wavy, curly, or coily hair will surely learn something new from her expertise. Kelly shares the science behind her products, tips for caring for your curls, and more! Who Is Kelly Foreman? Kelly Foreman was born and raised in the humidity of the South, a particular struggle for those with curly hair. As Kelly grew up amongst hair trends like the Dorothy Hamill to Farrah Fawcett feathering, she became frustrated with her hair. After having curly-headed children of her own, Kelly decided it was time to find a way to embrace and enhance their natural hair texture. She began by making hair products in her kitchen and later launched MopTop and FuzzyDuck natural product lines in 2005. Today, it is Kelly's mission to help people of all ages, all hair textures, and all ethnicities learn to love their natural hair.  Questions Answered In This Episode:  What can cause hair loss?How do you "reactivate" the hair products 2-3 days after washing your hair?What are MoTop products all about?Should we put silicone in our hair?What is Kelly's hair washing routine?How should we detox our hair?What are the three most important things when it comes to caring for our hair? Where Can I Buy MopTop: MotTop's website: Save 15% with code SAVVY15 AmazonWhole Foods Select Salons  Connect With MopTop: Instagram @moptophair I hope you enjoyed this episode! In addition, if you have time to rate, review, and subscribe to The SavvyCast on Apple Podcasts, it would be SO appreciated!!! Blessings to you!!! If you like this podcast, be sure to check these out: Why Brows Should be a Beauty Routine Priority + Options for Making Them Beautiful The Best Non-Surgical Skincare Methods With Jacki Despot
How Tim James Would Lead the State of Alabama if Elected Governor in 2022
May 6 2022
How Tim James Would Lead the State of Alabama if Elected Governor in 2022
This week I had the privilege of talking with Alabama gubernatorial candidate Tim James. Tim shares why he decided to run, what issues he is passionate about, as well as his vision for Alabama's future.  Episode At A Glance:  This week, Tim James joins The SavvyCast to discuss his gubernatorial campaign. In this episode, Tim shares how the creation of an Alabama transgender charter school with $2 million in taxpayer funds prompted him to consider running for governor. In addition, he shares his passion for revamping the educational system in our state. Tim fully shares his political platform as well as what voters can expect if he is elected governor.  Who is Tim James? Tim James is an American businessman from Alabama. The son of former Alabama Governor Fob James, Tim was born in Opelika, Alabama. He attended Auburn University, where he earned a degree in finance and was a running back on the Auburn Tigers football team. During his time at Auburn, he met his wife Angela. They have been married for 38 years and they have three children and three grandchildren. Tim's background in business and his strong family ties have shaped his conservative views on politics.    Questions Answered In This Episode: Why did you decide to run for governor?What issues are you passionate about?What can voters expect from you if you were to win? How would you fix the education system in Alabama?Why is this race particularly important? Resources Mentioned In This Episode:  Tim James gubernatorial website Facebook: @TimJamesForGovernorInstagram @timjamesgovernor I hope you enjoyed this episode! In addition, if you have time to rate, review, and subscribe to The SavvyCast on Apple Podcasts, it would be SO appreciated!!! Blessings to you!!!
Lauren Sisler on SEC Sports Reporting and Addiction Recovery Advocacy
Apr 22 2022
Lauren Sisler on SEC Sports Reporting and Addiction Recovery Advocacy
This week, SEC sports reporter Lauren Sisler shares her inspirational life story. From her career in sports broadcasting to grappling with the loss of both of her parents to addiction, Lauren shares all. Episode At A Glance: This week, Lauren Sisler joins The SavvyCast to share about her career as an Emmy award-winning sports reporter. Additionally, Lauren shares about her work with addiction recovery advocacy and what led her to become an advocate.  Who Is Lauren Sisler?  Lauren Sisler is a two-time national and regional Emmy award-winning sports broadcaster. She joined ESPN and SEC Network in 2016 as a sideline reporter for both college football and gymnastics. In 2003 as a freshman at Rutgers University, tragedy struck Lauren’s world when she unexpectedly lost both of her parents within hours of each other to their concealed battle with prescription drug addiction. Afterwards, she struggled with the truth surrounding her parents’ secret life and death for the next ten years. Today, Lauren now spreads awareness about addiction and the devastation it can cause. Questions Answered In This Episode: How did you go from competing in gymnastics to a career in sports broadcasting? What advice would you give women who want to go into football sports broadcasting?Is sports broadcasting a "male-dominated" industry?How did you cope with the loss of your parents?What is it like to speak with others about an issue so close to your own heart? Resources Mentioned In This Episode: Lauren's website Connect with Lauren on Instagram: @laurensislerConnect with Lauren on Facebook: @LaurenSisler I hope you enjoyed this episode! In addition, if you have time to rate, review, and subscribe to The SavvyCast on Apple Podcasts, it would be SO appreciated!!! Blessings to you!!!
Tasting TBL: The First Fine Dining Supper Club in Birmingham
Apr 15 2022
Tasting TBL: The First Fine Dining Supper Club in Birmingham
This week, Chef Tyler Lyne joins me to talk about Tasting TBL, the only supper club 10-course meal dining experience in Birmingham.  Episode At A Glance:  In this episode of The SavvyCast, chef Tyler Lyne shares about Tasting TBL, a fabulous supper club experience in Birmingham. Tasting TBL offers people the chance to try elevated and exotic dishes in an intimate, cozy setting. In this episode, Tyler shares everything from his own cooking career to what customers can expect from a Tasting TBL dining experience.  Who Is Chef Tyler Lyne?  Tyler Lyne is a molecular gastronomy expert & Culinary Institute of America graduate. He and his wife Jennifer Lyne met in culinary school and have traveled all over the world honing their skill. Tyler's clients have included Nasdaq, Facebook, the NFL, and various red-carpet A-List events. After spending 15 years in New York, they moved to Birmingham so their son could grow up close to family.  Questions Answered In This Episode:  What inspired you to be a chef?How do you and your wife balance running a business out of your home with kids?What does a night with Tasting TBL look like?How much does it cost?When will your new restaurant open?  Resources Mentioned In This Episode:  Instagram: @tastingtbl_bhamFacebook: @TastingTBLTasting TBL's website  I hope you enjoyed this episode! In addition, if you have time to rate, review, and subscribe to The SavvyCast on Apple Podcasts, it would be SO appreciated!!! Blessings to you!!! If you like this podcast, be sure to check these out: An Inside Look at Taziki's and Grk Street with Founder Keith Richards Ashley McMakin: The Southern Girl Boss Who Built the Iconic Ashley Mac's
How to Save Your Marriage If Your Spouse Wants a Divorce
Apr 8 2022
How to Save Your Marriage If Your Spouse Wants a Divorce
We all know occasional marital disagreements are par for the course, but what happens when spouses disagree on the actual marriage itself? In this episode, Dr. Joe Beam shares how his workshops can help couples in this very situation. Episode At A Glance: This week, sexologist Dr. Joe Beam returns to The SavvyCast to discuss what to do if one spouse wants a divorce. Dr. Beam’s work has helped thousands of couples. He believes that by reaching beyond the mind and into the heart and soul of men and women, love finds new ways to allow couples to communicate. In addition, he believes it is possible to save a marriage even when one spouse wants out. In this episode, he shares everything from what not to do to how his workshops can help couples who find themselves in this incredibly difficult situation.  Who Is Dr. Joe Beam? Dr. Beam is an internationally known and respected sexologist and authority on love, marriage, and sex. After he received his Ph.D. from the University of Sydney, he went on to  Marriage Helper. He has now designed and developed courses, workshops, and seminars to help troubled marriages for over two decades. For Dr. Beam, saving marriages is not just a job, it’s an all-consuming passion. In addition, every marriage saved is a testimony that the mission can be accomplished. Questions Answered In This Episode: What are pushes and pulls in a marriage? What pushes are necessary? How do you advise handling this situation? What are the different in-person and online workshops you offer? How can these workshops help couples facing this situation? What behaviors should you stay away from if your spouse wants a divorce?  Resources Mentioned In This Episode:  Marriage Helper Workshops Marriage Helper Youtube  I hope you enjoyed this episode! In addition, if you have time to rate, review, and subscribe to The SavvyCast on Apple Podcasts, it would be SO appreciated!!! Blessings to you!!! If you like this podcast, be sure to check these out: Why Extramarital Affairs Happen and How to Prevent Them with Dr. Joe Beam  How to Be Financially Savvy with Melanie Nichols and Elizabeth Brasher
Dr. Justin Aldred Shares His Near-Death Experience
Apr 1 2022
Dr. Justin Aldred Shares His Near-Death Experience
Dr. Justin Aldred's journey with pulmonary embolisms is nothing short of a miracle. This week, he shares that journey with listeners of The SavvyCast. Episode At A Glance:  This week on The SavvyCast, Dr. Justin Aldred of OB/Gyn South joins me. While Dr. Aldred has a medical practice of his own, this week he shares his own medical journey. From being awake during surgery to discovering he has a blood clot disorder to now living a normal life, Dr. Aldred's story is sure to inspire. In this episode, he shares all about blood clots, from common causes to how they affect pregnancies.  Who Is Dr. Justin Aldred?  After growing up in Birmingham, Alabama, Dr. Justin Aldred went to Auburn University. He then completed his internship and residency at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson, Mississippi. In 2018, he then moved back to Birmingham to start his OB/Gyn practice at OB/Gyn South at Brookwood Medical Center. Today, he is married to Chelsea Aldred. Together, they have three lovely children--Reese, Hampton, and Caroline. Questions Answered In This Episode:  What is protein S deficiency? Can it be inherited?  Is Dr. Aldred on a follow-up medical protocol?  What are the common causes of blood clots? How did the Lord work in Dr. Aldred’s life through this major life-changing event?  What are the signs of a pulmonary embolism?  How do blood clot disorders affect pregnancies? I hope you enjoyed this episode! In addition, if you have time to rate, review, and subscribe to The SavvyCast on Apple Podcasts, it would be SO appreciated!!! Blessings to you!!! If you like this podcast, be sure to check these out: How to Establish a Healthy Relationship with Food with Meredith Mann from The Peachie Spoon The Best Non-Surgical Skincare Methods With Jackie Despot
Why Extramarital Affairs Happen and How to Prevent Them with Dr. Joe Beam
Mar 25 2022
Why Extramarital Affairs Happen and How to Prevent Them with Dr. Joe Beam
To many people, marital stress and even extramarital affairs seem to be a fact of life. This week, Dr. Joe Beam explains why extramarital affairs are so prevalent, as well as how couples can prevent them.  Episode At A Glance: This week, Dr. Joe Beam returns to The SavvyCast to discuss why affairs happen and how to prevent them. Dr. Beam's work has helped thousands of couples. He believes that by reaching beyond the mind and into the heart and soul of men and women, love finds new ways to allow couples to communicate. Additionally, this creates a relationship that is aware but not conducive to divorce. Who Is Dr. Joe Beam? Dr. Beam is an internationally known and respected sexologist and authority on love, marriage, and sex. After he received his Ph.D. from the University of Sydney, he went on to  Marriage Helper. He has now designed and developed courses, workshops, and seminars to help troubled marriages for over two decades. For Dr. Beam, saving marriages is not just a job, it's an all-consuming passion. In addition, every marriage saved is a testimony that the mission can be accomplished. Questions Answered In This Episode: Have you noticed that COVID has changed marriages?What are the different types of affairs?How does an affair happen?What do you do if you have no desire to have sex with your spouse?How do you know when someone has crossed a line?What can people expect from Dr. Beam's workshops?  Resources Mentioned In This Episode: Marriage Helper I hope you enjoyed this episode! In addition, if you have time to rate, review, and subscribe to The SavvyCast on Apple Podcasts, it would be SO appreciated!!! Blessings to you!!! If you like this podcast, be sure to check these out: Let's Talk Limerence with Dr. Joe Beam What Every Woman Should Do To Protect Herself Financially if Divorce Ever Happens