The Wellness Mama Podcast

The Wellness Mama Podcast is a weekly series covering the topics of holistic health, real food, stress, sleep, fitness, toxins, natural living, DIY, parenting, motherhood, and other health tips to give you actionable solutions to ...more

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June 06, 2014
2. How to Buy Real Food on a Budget

2. How to Buy Real Food on a Budget

In this Episode, I talk about how to prepare real food on a real budget. Real Food on a Budget It seems like “real food” is one of those terms that has a hundred meanings on the internet. For the most part, I think all of the “real food” definitions are an improvement of the standard american diet, but I also think it is important to define that term these days. For me, real food simply means un-processed, non-modified foods in as close to their natural state as possible with a focus on nutrient dense foods. At our house, the bulk of our diet is made up of proteins like grassfed meats and pastured poultry, vegetables, fruit and lots of healthy fats. In this episode, I cover: Why fat is a more efficient fuel than carbohydrates or proteins Why counting calories is not effective What my typical daily and weekly meal plan template looks like Foods I prioritize when budget is tight Specific foods I consume when pregnant or nursing First foods for baby Foods to avoid during pre-conception, pregnancy and nursing The one food I avoid at all costs – it might not be the one you’d think Supplements I take daily Foods I make sure my children get each day How I get my kids to eat real food without a fight My five tips for eating healthy on a tight budget Posts I mention: My Food Rules for helping kids eat real food Stocking a Real Food Kitchen 7 Meal Planning Basics Read TranscriptHello and welcome to episode 2 of the “Wellness Mama Podcast” where ...

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June 04, 2014
1: How to Reset Your Health

1: How to Reset Your Health

In this inaugural episode of The Wellness Mama Podcast: Simple Answers for Healthier Families, I discuss my personal journey and my reason for starting this blog and the podcast. I also talk about what is next for the podcast and topics I’ll be covering in the future, especially my core topics on how to “RESET” your health: Why A Podcast? When my oldest son was just six weeks old, I was reading a magazine in the doctor’s office at my follow-up appointment and I read a line that hit me like a ton of bricks: “For the first time in two centuries, the current generation of children in America may have shorter life expectancies than their parents.” The article continued to talk about the coming rise in cancer, heart disease, diabetes, autoimmune disease and other problems. I looked down at my tiny, perfect infant and every cell in my body rebelled against the idea that he would have to suffer these problems. I decided that a 50:50 chance of diabetes wasn’t good enough for our children. That a 1 in 3 chance of getting cancer was not going to cut it and that statistics like “95% of the US population will be obese in the next two decades,” needed to change. That day, the mission of WellnessMama.com was born as I realized what an uphill battle we must fight to protect future generations. It started a personal journey for me to find ways to improve my own health and the health of my husband and children. It also ignited a fire in me to change these statistics. My Story I also realized that I was a ...

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