Spot On!

Spot On!

Welcome to Spot On! hosted by Dr. Joan Salge Blake, Author, Media Expert, and Nutrition Professor at Boston University. Spot On! covers timely nutrition, health, and wellness topics along with offering accurate and practical information in an entertaining format. The guests are experts in the their fields, ready to cut through media hype and misinformation, to provide you will advice that is, well, Spot On!

Episodes

January 25, 2023 24 min

Maya Feller, RDN, author, ABC Good Morning America nutritionist, author of "Eating Back To Our Roots," discusses why we need to not only eat and cook the way our grandmothers did, but the way EVERYONE's grandmother did.

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And that's a wrap! Here is the recap of Season 8 covering everything from bulking up on protein to finding out the latest dope about dopamine. We want to thank all of our listeners for subscribing to Spot On! and contributing to over 135,000 plays to-date! We couldn't have done it without you.

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November 30, 2022 31 min

Over 80% of Americans say they often or sometimes get news, including health information from a smartphone, computer or tablet.  Unfortunately, there is so much health #misinformation and #disinformation in this space that have been shown to have dangerous results.  Health advocate guru, Tim Caulfield, explains how to protect yourself.

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November 16, 2022 28 min

Dopamine is the neurotransmitter involved in reward processing in the brain as it promotes pleasure. Unfortunately, can also dopamine feed into addictive behaviors including the overuse of social media. Dr. Anna Lembke, the author of Dopamine Nation give us the latest dope on dopamine. #Fascinating

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November 2, 2022 39 min

While consuming a sustainable diet is becoming more popular among consumers, do you really know what eating sustainably really means when it comes to your lifestyle habits?  You may be very surprised.

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October 19, 2022 30 min

About 32 million people have food allergies in the US, with over 10% of them occurring in adults.  Tune in to learn more about food allergies and the latest research on preventing one of major allergies that occurs among children. 

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October 5, 2022 30 min

You diet and lifestyle can have a significant impact on your hair.  In this episode, Dr. Nicole Rogers enlightens us on on the connection.  #Fascinating

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Approximately 96 million American adults—more than 1 in 3—have prediabetes and about 20% of these folks are young adults.  This episodes takes a deep dive into what prediabetes is and how to reduce your risk.

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Leslie Bonci, RD, Sports Dietitian for the NFL Kansas City Chiefs, sets the record straight on how much protein you need to consume daily for healthy muscle mass.  It's more than just that amount you consume; it's also about the quality and timing of your protein intake.  Tune in to hear the latest.

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May 11, 2022 10 min

And that's a wrap!  Here is the recap of Season 7 covering everything from added sugars to how your diet may be impacting your mental health.  We want to thank all of our listeners for subscribing to Spot On! and contributing to over 115,000 plays to-date!  We couldn't have done it without you.  


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We are consuming approximately 17 teaspoons of added sugars daily. No, I am not kidding.  Researcher Dr. Michael Goran and author of Sugarproof Kids will enlighten you on how added sugars affect your health, where to find them in your diet, and what strategies you can use to ratchet down your sweet tooth. It's a sweet listen.

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April 13, 2022 37 min

If you're answering your phone, reading your emails and text messages, or using social media, you're a target for scammers. Consumer Reports, Investigative reporter, Octavio Blanco, joined me to discuss how to stop a scam and protect yourself. This episode is fascinating and a must listen to!

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We are throwing over 130 Billion pounds of edible foods annually in the trash can. Seriously?? We might as well just mosey up to the landfill, open our wallets, and toss $10 and $20 in the pile of rubbish as we are wasting our hard earned money by tossing out edible food. Rosanne Rust, RDN, author of Zero Waste Cooking, shares with us tips on how to effectively shop, prepare, and store food so that you don’t waste it. This episode ...

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March 16, 2022 29 min

Should your diet include SMASH foods?  The answer is YES if you want to live longer and healthier. 

Our guest speaker, Maya Feller, RDN, and nutrition expert for Good Morning America, is here to answer all of your questions about SMASH, which are specific fish you should be eating, and how to get them in your diet.  

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March 3, 2022 28 min

We are continually hearing in the media about trendy foods that that sound healthy but the question is: are they really as angelic as they sound? In this episode, Skylar Griggs, RDN, sets us straight on how to spot foods that do or do not live up to their hype.  

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February 16, 2022 35 min

This episode is geared to answering all the questions you may have on CBD.  Janice Newell Bissex, RDN and Holistic Cannabis Practitioner, and professor of cannabis therapy at John Patrick University School of Integrative & Functional Medicine join me to help us understand the world of CBD, also referred to as cannabis, and what the latest research is telling us about its potential health benefits.

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February 2, 2022 25 min

Would you change your diet if it can improve your mental health?

Evidence suggests certain dietary patterns containing specific nutrients can reduce symptoms of some of the most common mental health disorders. We have invited our recurring guest, Toby Amidor, on SpotOn! to share with us her expertise on mental health nutrition. For the past 13 years, she has been the nutrition expert for FoodNetwork.com, and a founding contributor ...

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January 20, 2022 26 min

A healthier drinking option with a similar experience and lots of fun? Yes, please!

We have been seeing a trend in the Sober Curious Movement so we're starting off Season 7 with Goodbye Booze, Hello Mocktails with Diana Licalzi, RDN, and author of the book,  Mocktail Party.  She tells us why many folks are looking to Rethink Their Drink, yet still have a festive time partying.

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December 23, 2021 9 min

Wrapped! It was another successful season thanks to our amazing experts and the Spot On! team. Have a wonderful holiday season with your loved ones. Stay safe and stay healthy. 

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Fermented foods are not only delicious but also gut-healthy.

Dr. Christopher Gardner is here to share with us about some of his >25 years-research, examining what to eat and what to avoid for optimal health. He holds a PhD in Nutrition Science and is a Professor of Medicine at Stanford. Most recently his research interests have expanded to include studying the effects of diet on the gut microbiome and immune function. He publish...

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