Wonder Why

Dietitians for a Healthier America

Your body is trying to tell you something. It’s giving you hints that something isn’t right. That’s why we talk with expert dietitians to break down these early warning signs so that you can get closer to understanding what your body is trying to tell you. read less
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How To Listen To This Show
Dec 5 2023
How To Listen To This Show
The whole reason we created this podcast is to figure out what your body is trying to tell you.Now what does that even mean?Well, those annoying headaches, the sudden aches and pains, those... weird bowel movements, or even those days when you're just flat-out exhausted or irrationally irritated. Yep, all those are fun ways your body is saying, Hey, pay attention to me!Our episodes are short, sweet and to the point. Each one focuses on one specific symptom or body signal. We'll bring in experts, share stories, and give you the context on what your body is really trying to tell you.  It's like being an archaeologist deciphering what the Mayans were saying… but instead of ancient hieroglyphics, we're using dietitians to translate your own body's signals and warning signs.You don't have to sift through a hundred episodes to find what you're looking for. Just pick the one that resonates with your current body mystery, and let's get to solving it together.  For more episodes and information, visit us at https://www.dietitianshealthieramerica.org/wonder-why-podcast About The DHA:We advocate for dietitians to have a greater role in the healthcare system, as well as for the importance of nutritional therapy in preventing and treating chronic diseases. We are committed to reducing healthcare costs by promoting the value of preventative interventions and empowering individuals to take control of their own health. Learn more @ https://www.dietitianshealthieramerica.org/
Does Your Stomach Pain Just Not Go Away?
Dec 20 2023
Does Your Stomach Pain Just Not Go Away?
Do you have stomach pain that just doesn’t go away? You’ve tried different diets, different foods, exercising but yet your stomach still feels like it’s twisting and turning.With a symptom like stomach pain it can be so many things but a common overlooked root cause is simply just stress.On today’s episode of Wonder Why, Robyn Goldberg, a registered dietitian, shares with us a story of a man no matter what he ate he would have stomach discomfort. His journey led him to a doctor who recommended antibiotics which cured the bad bacteria in his gut but eventually the same stomach pain returned.Robyn for the last twenty-five years has developed her own private practice in Los Angeles, CA, where she specializes in medical conditions, disordered eating, eating disorders, Health at Every Size, pre-pregnancy nutrition, and people in recovery. She is a contributing author and is a nationally and internationally known registered dietitian nutritionist. She has been quoted in over a dozen publications and has appeared on national television as the eating disorder expert on The Insider. Robyn is the author of the book The Eating Disorder Trap: A Guide for Clinicians and Loved Ones, Co-author of the online course Your Recovery Resource and the host of the podcast The Eating Disorder Trap. For more episodes and information, visit us at https://www.dietitianshealthieramerica.org/wonder-why-podcast About The DHA:We advocate for dietitians to have a greater role in the healthcare system, as well as for the importance of nutritional therapy in preventing and treating chronic diseases. We are committed to reducing healthcare costs by promoting the value of preventative interventions and empowering individuals to take control of their own health. Learn more @ https://www.dietitianshealthieramerica.org/
Recurring Diarrhea What The Body is Trying To Tell You
Jan 3 2024
Recurring Diarrhea What The Body is Trying To Tell You
Here is a topic that may be a little uncomfortable, but necessary. Diarrhea, it’s one of the most straightforward signals your body is trying to alert you of when something isn't right. Many of us never look before flushing, but we all recognize the disruptive and uncomfortable feeling that comes with it. If you find yourself dealing with this more often than not, this episode is a must listen.We bring on Edith Yang, a registered dietitian, to talk poops. Edith is Board-Certified in Renal Nutrition, cookbook author, and the owner of Healthy Mission Dietitian. Edith has experience working with a variety of patients and is passionate about all things related to food. She specializes in kidney nutrition, weight management, GI issues, food intolerances/sensitivities, diabetes, heart health, and general nutrition. Her goal is to empower people to properly fuel and nourish their bodies to live happy, healthy lives and prevent many chronic illnesses. For more episodes and information, visit us at https://www.dietitianshealthieramerica.org/wonder-why-podcast About The DHA:We advocate for dietitians to have a greater role in the healthcare system, as well as for the importance of nutritional therapy in preventing and treating chronic diseases. We are committed to reducing healthcare costs by promoting the value of preventative interventions and empowering individuals to take control of their own health. Learn more @ https://www.dietitianshealthieramerica.org/
The Root Causes of Eating Disorders
Jan 17 2024
The Root Causes of Eating Disorders
When it comes to eating disorders, your body is basically waving a red flag, trying to get your attention. Traditionally we think of mental health issues but the origins of eating disorders can also be traced back to genetic factors, disruptions in reward processing, and imbalances in gut biology.On today’s episode of Wonder Why Dr. David Wiss, a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) since 2013 founded Nutrition in Recovery, a group practice of RDNs specializing in treating eating and substance use disorders. He earned his Ph.D. in Public Health with a minor in Health Psychology from UCLA. Dr. Wiss is a scientific author with over 20 peer-reviewed publications, a nutrition and health consultant, functional medicine practitioner, recovery coach, and passionate educator. Learn more about the intersection of nutrition and mental health at Wise Mind Nutrition, where you can learn about his revolutionary mobile app, available for download today. For more episodes and information, visit us at https://www.dietitianshealthieramerica.org/wonder-why-podcast About The DHA:We advocate for dietitians to have a greater role in the healthcare system, as well as for the importance of nutritional therapy in preventing and treating chronic diseases. We are committed to reducing healthcare costs by promoting the value of preventative interventions and empowering individuals to take control of their own health. Learn more @ https://www.dietitianshealthieramerica.org/
Women's Health: Facial Hair - Weight Gain - Acne
Apr 10 2024
Women's Health: Facial Hair - Weight Gain - Acne
Women facing weight gain, facial hair growth, and acne can be really hard to process. There has to be an answer to it. Your doctor has probably prescribed you birth control pills to manage your hormones. That may not be the best option…On today’s episode of Wonder Why we bring on Carlyn Rosenblum. Carlyn is a registered dietitian that helps women. She believes many women today feel out of sync with their bodies—especially when it comes to fertility. Carlyn works to help you uncover the hidden obstacles keeping you from feeling your best and teaches you how to listen and honor your body by focusing on what healthy means to you. Carlyn is a registered dietitian, with a Master’s Degree in Nutrition. Carlyn dedicates her work to supporting women during the preconception, prenatal and postpartum periods, which can often be a confusing and complicated time for nutrition. Carlyn takes a science-based, personalized approach to health. She believes that everyone is different, and nutrition should also take into account those differences. For more episodes and information, visit us at https://www.dietitianshealthieramerica.org/wonder-why-podcast About The DHA:We advocate for dietitians to have a greater role in the healthcare system, as well as for the importance of nutritional therapy in preventing and treating chronic diseases. We are committed to reducing healthcare costs by promoting the value of preventative interventions and empowering individuals to take control of their own health. Learn more @ https://www.dietitianshealthieramerica.org/