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In the Foodist podcast Darya Rose, Ph.D. introduces you to real people on the journey of becoming foodists, learning how to get healthy and lose weight without dieting. A foodist is someone who uses Real Food to optimize their life for health and happiness. There is no right or wrong way to become a foodist, and everyone must find their own path or “healthstyle” that works for them. This means finding foods, habits and activities you love and that work for you. On the show you’ll meet people ...
 
Darya Rose, Ph.D, brings a fact-based perspective to answer the confounding questions that come up in our day to day lives. From achieving optimal health, to making conscious choices about your purchases and raising kids that thrive, we’re here to help you navigate your life with confidence.
 
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Michaeleen Doucleff, PhD, is the author of the New York Times bestseller Hunt, Gather, Parent. She’s a global health correspondent for NPR’s Science Desk, where she reports about disease outbreaks and children’s health. Doucleff has a doctorate in chemistry from the University of California, Berkeley, a master’s degree in viticulture and enology fr…
 
Dr. Kari Nadeau is the Naddisy Foundation Endowed Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics and, Director of the Sean N. Parker Center for Allergy and Asthma Research at Stanford University. For more than 30 years, she has devoted herself to understanding how environmental and immune/genetic factors affect allergies, immune tolerance, and asthma. As one…
 
David Chang is the chef and founder of Momofuku. Since opening his first restaurant, Momofuku Noodle Bar, in 2004, he has received six James Beard Awards, and has been recognized as GQ’s Man of the Year and a Time 100 honoree. In 2018, David formed Majordomo Media. He is the host of The Dave Chang Show podcast and two Netflix original documentary s…
 
Dr. Christopher Winter has practiced sleep medicine and neurology in Charlottesville, Virginia since 2004, and has been involved with sleep medicine and sleep research since 1993. Currently he is the owner of Charlottesville Neurology and Sleep Medicine clinic and CNSM Consulting. He recently stepped down as the Medical Director of the Martha Jeffe…
 
Brian Diffey, BSc, AKC, PhD, DSc is Emeritus Professor of Photobiology in Dermatological Sciences, Institute of Cellular Medicine at the University of Newcastle, UK. During his career in the NHS, he established an internationally-respected research program in skin photobiology, particularly in the measurement of personal sun exposure; its effects i…
 
Andrea's Pilates career began in 2006 when she was certified through Body Arts and Sciences International. In 2009 she was invited to become faculty for the company and spent the next 10 years traveling the world as a teacher trainer and workshop presenter. Andrea currently lives and works in Long Beach, California where she teaches private and sma…
 
Dr. LaSalle is a board certified Family Physician in Spokane, Washington. She is passionate about prevention, community health, and education. Her 2019 book, Let’s Talk Vaccines: A Clinician’s Guide to Addressing Vaccine Hesitancy and Saving Lives, is aimed at helping her fellow health care providers find greater success in caring for vaccine-hesit…
 
Dr. Jennifer Grier is an Assistant Professor of Immunology at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine Greenville. Dr. Grier earned her Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania where she studied the innate immune response to viral infections. At the school of medicine, Dr. Grier teaches virology and immunology to the first- and second-y…
 
Dr. Andrew Weil is a world-renowned leader and pioneer in the field of integrative medicine. Combining a Harvard education and a lifetime of practicing natural and preventive medicine, Dr. Weil is the founder and director of the Andrew Weil Center for Integrative Medicine at the University of Arizona in Tucson, where he also serves as a Clinical Pr…
 
Dr. Andrew Huberman is a tenured Professor of Neurobiology and Ophthalmology at Stanford School of Medicine. His laboratory studies neural regeneration and neuroplasticity, and brain states such as stress, focus, fear, and optimal performance. He is also active in public education, teaching neuroscience and neuroscience related tools on Instagram a…
 
Stephanie Edgerly (PhD., University of Wisconsin-Madison) is an associate professor with a specialization in audience insight at Northwestern University. She is also director of research at the Medill School of Journalism, and a faculty associate at Northwestern’s Institute for Policy Research. Dr. Edgerly’s research explores how features of new me…
 
Renée DiResta is the technical research manager at the Stanford Internet Observatory. She investigates the spread of malign narratives across social and other media networks. Her areas of research include disinformation and propaganda by state sponsored actors, also health misinformation and conspiracy theories. Renée has advised Congress, the stat…
 
Adam Gazzaley, M.D., Ph.D. is the David Dolby Distinguished Professor of Neurology, Physiology and Psychiatry at the UCSF, and the Founder & Executive Director of Neuroscape at UCSF. Dr. Gazzaley is co-founder and Chief Science Advisor of Akili Interactive, Sensync and JAZZ Venture Partners. He has been a scientific advisor for over a dozen compani…
 
Dr. Rhonda Patrick is a scientist who has done extensive research on aging, cancer and nutrition. She has a Ph.D. in biomedical science from the University of Tennessee Health Science center and St. Jude’s children’s research hospital in Memphis Tennessee, a bachelor's of science degree in biochemistry/chemistry from the University of California Sa…
 
Bill Marler is a nationally recognized foodborne illness lawyer, an expert in food safety and one of the most influential voices in food policy in the world. His law firm Marler Clark has represented thousands of victims in practically every major foodborne illness outbreak in the United States. In 1993, he represented Brianne Kiner, the young girl…
 
James Clear is an author and speaker focused on habits, decision-making, and continuous improvement. His new book Atomic Habits breaks down the four laws of behavior change and explains how striving to get 1% better every day can give you remarkable results. He is a regular speaker at Fortune 500 companies and his work has been used by teams in the…
 
For humans, diets are not sustainable and food is more than just fuel. Dr. Yoni Freedhoff is a family doctor, founder of the Bariatric Medical Institute in Ottawa, Canada, and author of The Diet Fix and the fabulous blog Weighty Matters. Today he sits down with Darya to explain why the key to long-term weight management is enjoying your life. For c…
 
“'This will be my last ice cream ever' is a thought I have had so many times I’m embarrassed by it.” - PaulLate night bingeing is an especially tough habit to break.You repeat the same destructive behavior over and over, knowing it’s wrong, but stopping feels impossible because it doesn’t seem like something you can control. Rationalizing the behav…
 
Sometimes it can feel as if you are completely alone in your healthstyle struggles. While some problems are fairly commonplace (e.g. How can I fit a workout into my busy workday?), others can feel so uniquely your own that it feels nearly impossible to come up with a solution.In today’s episode I help Ellen tackle a very specific problem, demonstra…
 
"I've felt the option is either cake or not cake. And so then how do you start a habit to NOT do something?" - MindyMindy was excited when she found Summer Tomato. The thought of being able to lose weight without counting calories or going on another strict diet was a revelation.Right away she bought a pedometer to make sure she was getting enough …
 
“You have to rig the game so you can win, set yourself the lowest minimal bar to do something. That was really the key to my success.” – SarahIt has happened to the best of us. You get a little older, your life changes, you start moving less, maybe have a kid or two, and before you know it the extra pounds have slowly crept on. And when you finally…
 
Getting inspired is easy. A great article, book, or documentary can be incredibly powerful in sparking a desire for a new direction in your life. But no matter how desperately you want to change, internalizing a new philosophy enough to permanently modify your behavior can feel impossible.This is how Anne used to feel when she would read Summer Tom…
 
“A binge never happens in a peaceful, loving environment. So, if you can create that environment somehow for yourself that's going to be the way.” – MariaHave you tried everything to quit binge eating and nothing seems to work? Are you still on the fence about whether or not practicing mindfulness will actually help your situation?If the answer is …
 
Amber has been on and off elimination diets for months. After a long battle with all sorts of painful digestive issues she struggles to pinpoint exactly what she is eating that causes this.She has educated herself well on how these diets work and takes them very seriously. But, after weeks of food restriction, analysis and no results, Amber is frus…
 
"The way that you look and the way that you see yourself are not one and the same." - Jamie DanaIn this episode I talk with Jamie, a health counselor and foodist success story.Jamie and I have similar backgrounds and a lot in common. We both had mothers who raised us on packaged diet foods and jazzercise videos. And we both had powerful “a-ha” mome…
 
One of the hardest things about making your healthy habits stick is finding ways to do them when you are very tired, stressed or busy.Randi is a school teacher, which means that in the summertime she has more free time to focus on her healthstyle. During that time, she enjoys making delicious and healthy meals for herself and her family.However, wh…
 
Losing a parent is one of the toughest things you can go through in life. Getting yourself back on track can feel impossible for a long time.Bonnie was just getting her healthstyle together when her mom passed away. She was eating right, cut way back on sugar and was enjoying regular trips to the gym.Although she was able to maintain her healthy ea…
 
Leora enjoys learning about nutrition and discovering new healthy ingredients to try out. After years of study she has become very knowledgeable about what it takes to have a great healthstyle.However, over the past few years Leora has become aware that what starts out as an innocent hobby often turns into a coping mechanism for managing stress. Wh…
 
Despite enjoying her healthy habits, Chrissy often finds herself exhausted in the evenings and not motivated to cook dinner, even when she has ingredients already prepped.She reached out asking for strategies to curb this habit, since it can lead to a downward spiral of ordering takeout for weeks at a time.Sometimes an issue like this is a result o…
 
We have all been there. You walk into the break room at work or get to an event and there it is, a table full of free (and not-so-healthy) treats that are yours for the taking.For Kristen these moments trigger her into what she calls “opportunistic eating,” mindlessly eating food that would normally not appeal to her just because it is there.Kriste…
 
Monica has a demanding job with hours that are continuously changing. She is responsible for producing original ideas at a moment's notice, which is very intellectually demanding. Although she enjoys her work, the stress of the job causes her to snack constantly whether she is hungry or not.It doesn’t help that her job is copywriting for fast food …
 
After successfully losing over seventy pounds on a meal replacement diet Cara has reached her ideal weight and is feeling great. But now she faces a new challenge: weight maintenance.Knowing that diets rarely work long-term and that she needs a more sustainable approach to her healthstyle she is ready to tackle the hard work. In Cara’s case, that m…
 
Once or twice a week Allison and her husband decide to order take-out for dinner. They find fun reasons to celebrate, often making a night out of it by renting a movie and having a couple drinks to go along with the food delivery. It is a good time and sharing these moments together brings a lot of joy to their relationship.Theoretically there is n…
 
A couple of times a month Polly is expected to go out for drinks with her coworkers. This is part of the company culture and a great opportunity to bond with her team. Plus, she really enjoys it and finds it to be an overall rewarding experience.The problem is that at these events Polly finds herself drinking three to four times more alcohol than s…
 
Aline struggles with the types of issues many women deal with during midlife. She’s going through menopause, has gained weight and can’t seem to drop those last 10-15 pounds. She eats relatively healthy and exercises regularly, but the tricks she used to lose weight in her thirties no longer work in her late forties.While it is tempting to credit h…
 
A fundamental principle of being a foodist is that you shouldn't restrict yourself from eating foods that you love. One of the wonderful aspects of eating is that it is pleasurable, and this is an entirely valid reason to choose to eat something.New and aspiring foodists love this idea, but often find it difficult to balance the values of eating fo…
 
You can probably name several barriers in your life that feel like they are preventing you from getting healthy or achieving your goals, but the biggest ones are always mental.Confidence in particular has an insidious ability to undermine your motivation, making it feel like nothing you can do actually matters since no matter what you try you'll al…
 
Becky is normally a healthy eater and exercises regularly. She isn't overweight, but would love to lose a few pounds. She also knows that if she stopped her periodic binges the weight would likely take care of itself.Becky has also read Foodist and Summer Tomato, and knows that dieting isn't a good strategy and that she has a tendency to moralize h…
 
Sometimes it feels like you have everything figured out except for this one, baffling problem that seems to defy all logic. For Nina, her healthstyle has always been rather straightforward. She enjoys eating healthy, she understands the value of indulgences, and can easily adjust her behavior to align with her values in almost every circumstance. A…
 
Adrienne has been dieting since she was 18 years old, but it wasn't until she was in her 40s that she got into bodybuilding. Body building is incredibly strict when it comes to food intake, with several months at a time being very intense.For Adrienne this led to an extreme obsession over food. She would spend day and night thinking about the burge…
 
Laura works at a hospital and sees people suffering daily from chronic diseases she knows are caused by unhealthy food choices. Diabetes, heart disease, hypertension, and cancer are all fates she'd like to avoid, but still her love of sweets calls to her.In Laura's mind, foods fall into categories of "good" and "bad," "healthy" and "unhealthy." She…
 
Reshanda had a very stressful job that ultimately led her to develop a binge eating habit and gain a significant amount of weight. The weight gain naturally led her to try to correct it with dieting, which instead led instead to more bingeing.In her work to find the solution to her bingeing and weight gain, Reshanda stumbled upon Summer Tomato and …
 
Like many of us, Tara has been struggling to lose weight for over a decade. She'd tried lots of different strategies on and off over the years, and had made progress. But it wasn't until the beginning of this year that two things really clicked into place.First, she started the Mindful Meal Challenge to learn to eat mindfully, which helped her noti…
 
Ashley says she's lucky that she was diagnosed with fibromyalgia at the age of 30. It's a diagnosis that isn't always easy to get, but at a young age Ashley felt she still had a lot of options to try to treat her illness without medication.After consulting with her doctor, Ashley decided to adopt a low-inflammation diet (lots of vegetables and frui…
 
"It's like 1000% or nothing at all." ~RachelleRachelle was in a snowboarding accident when she was 15 years old that cost her the use of both of her legs. After 18 years of battling both illness and body image issues, she is finally in a place where she is healthy and has a better relationship with food, and she's ready to feel strong and fit again…
 
With her first pregnancy, Sarah felt a lot of pressure from her doctor to restrict her eating to avoid weight gain and other adverse consequences to her baby. However, she found that abiding by these rules was virtually impossible for her, given how her body responded to hunger and fatigue while she was pregnant. This led to both extra stress and s…
 
Nicole loves to run, and has recently upped her training to include half and full marathons. While she has never run with the goal of weight loss, she has noticed that when she trains for longer races she has a tendency to gain unwanted fat around her midsection that she isn't happy about.Nicole's hypothesis is that the extra fat is a result of the…
 
Jason is an old friend of my husband's who also happens to be the editor of this podcast. Since he's started listening the show he's become more and more health conscious, and when I launched the Mindful Meal Challenge he decided to give mindful eating a try.Jason is a perfect test subject for mindful eating, because as he was already trying to get…
 
Peg had a regular habit of drinking a couple glasses of wine every night and felt like it was a problem, like something that she needed.Not only did this habit impact her general wellbeing and ability to be at her best for herself and her work, she also knew this wasn't the person she wanted to be.At the same time, Peg knew that she couldn't just s…
 
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