Blasphemous Nutrition

Blasphemous Nutrition

Blasphemous Nutrition is where we are having detailed, nuanced conversations about what works and doesn't work in the field of nutrition, why it is so d@mn hard to make lifestyle changes work, and how to make the process easier and more effective. In this podcast, diet dogma is debunked and nutrition myths shattered, all while served up with a heaping side of science, sass and a smile. I'm your unapologetically candid host Aimee, and with 20 years of clinical experience in holistic and functional nutrition and 30 years of study, I've done and seen a lot! Tune in to get a refreshing take on mainstream health advice that we are told is 'settled science'!

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July 3, 2024 33 mins

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Ever feel like you're doing everything right but the scale just won't budge? It's time to uncover the hidden saboteurs of weight loss!
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oin Aimee on this eye-opening episode of Blasphemous Nutrition as she dives into reasons why your weight loss efforts may be falling flat. Prepare to be enlightened as Aimee dives deeper into the obvious, but also reveals the often-overlooked factors that c...

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In this engaging episode, Marty Kendall discusses the revolutionary concept of Data Driven Fasting (DDF) and how it offers a personalized approach to determining when and what to eat. By utilizing glucose levels as a real-time fuel gauge, DDF guides individuals towards nourishing their bodies in a way that optimizes metabolic health and weight management. Marty delves into the pitfalls of long fasting periods...

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Are you catching wind of the nutrition revolution that is rumbling at our feet?
In this episode of "Blasphemous Nutrition," Aimee delves into the evolving conversation around nutrition, highlighting key players such as Sarah Ballantyne, Marty Kendall, Stacy Sims and Andreas Eenfeldt in the evolution of nutrition from restriction to an inclusionary focus on nutrient density and protein intake for...

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In this episode of Blasphemous Nutrition, Aimee delves into the limitations and shortcomings of the Body Mass Index (BMI) as a tool for assessing health risks. She highlights the historical context of the BMI, its drawbacks when applied to individuals, and offers alternative methods for evaluating health, emphasizing the need for more precise and individualized approaches to health asses...

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Join us on this empowering episode as Aimee welcomes Robyn Shaw, who opens up about her transformative journey from the grips of perfectionism in fitness and nutrition to a place of greater balance and self-compassion. Delving into her personal battles with body dysmorphia, Robyn illuminates the pivotal moments that led her to take the reins of her health into her own hands. She underscores the critical impor...

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Ever find yourself staring at the contents of your fridge and feeling completely uninspired? In this episode of Blasphemous Nutrition, we tackle the common struggle of food boredom. Join Aimee as she delves into the monotony of meal planning and offers creative solutions to keep your taste buds excited and your meals interesting.

Aimee knows firsthand that the desire for variety and excitement in our meals can...

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It's the rant that started it all! Today Aimee shares a spontaneous rant she posted on social media in 2018, passionately addressing the shame and stigma surrounding weight loss for women,  challenging the notion that body positivity and weight loss are mutually exclusive and urging listeners to let go of shame and embrace their desires. She also discusses the complexities of weight loss, including the i...

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May 16, 2024 41 mins

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 In this enlightening episode of Blasphemous Nutrition, Aimee sits down with Allison Schaaf, the culinary wizard behind Prep Dish, as they delve into practical strategies for busy families and individuals looking to simplify their meal planning process. This episode is packed with actionable advice, from leveraging meal prep to conquer the chaos of weekly food preparation to incorporating kid-friendly recipes...

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Who crowned kale the king and banished donuts to the dungeon? Get ready for a saucy ride through the tangled jungle of America’s moralistic food culture with Aimee, your fearless foodie guide.  In this episode, Aimee takes us from the humble origins of dietary dos and don’ts to today’s tiresome, guilt-laden diatribes. She’ll dish out a hearty helping of why 'good' or 'bad' might not even a...

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May 2, 2024 37 mins

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Overwhelmed by meal planning?
In this episode of Blasphemous Nutrition, Aimee is joined by plant-based lifestyle and mindset coach Kathy Davis. They discuss the power of meal planning over meal prepping and share a four-part framework for effective meal planning. Kathy emphasizes the importance of gathering inspiration, writing a plan, carrying it out, and reflecting on the process. She ...

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Are you a chronic people-pleaser? Do you struggle with creating and holding boundaries? In this episode of Blasphemous Nutrition, Aimee interviews Tina Stinson, a boundary expert and life coach. Tina shares her personal journey of learning to set boundaries after significant, traumatic life events.  Tina provides practical strategies for recognizing when and where to set boundaries and offers ...

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April 23, 2024 30 mins

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  Can You Truly Be Healthy at Every Size? Aimee explores the concept of being "healthy at every size" (HAES). She discusses the original intentions of the HAES movement and how it has been distorted on the internet. Aimee delves into the importance of looking beyond weight as the sole determinant of health and emphasizes the need for comprehensive and compassionate healthcare fo...

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In this episode of Blasphemous Nutrition, Aimee discusses the importance of setting healthy boundaries to prioritize your health and well-being. She explores how overcommitting and not owning your time can lead to physical and emotional health issues. Aimee provides practical tips for reconnecting with your values, identifying tasks that bring you joy or dread, and delegating or eliminati...

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Is your workplace making achieving your health goals impossible?
In this episode, Aimee and guest Jamie Walker discuss how to begin setting healthy work boundaries, address the common issue of feeling stretched thin in the workplace and the unrealistic demands placed on employees. Jamie provides insights on how individuals can reclaim their autonomy and prioritize self-care without jeopardizing their jobs...

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In today's episode of Blasphemous nutrition, Health Coach Carolyn shares her personal journey towards becoming an advocate for walking as a powerful tool for improving health. Raised by a health-conscious mother, Carolyn initially rebelled against her upbringing and believed that her health was not affected by her lifestyle choices. However, after being diagnosed with IBS and experi...

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It is not too late to give up on your weight loss and health goals! 
In today's episode, Aimee discusses the concept of resurrecting goals that may have been abandoned between January and now. She emphasizes the importance of mindset and overcoming perfectionism to make progress. Aimee shares a client's struggle to lower blood sugar and lose weight to illustrate the process of revisiting goals, ...

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Episode Summary: Do you feel confused and mislead by all the information out there that claims to be backed by research but falls flat? In this episode, our irreverent host Aimee interviews Victoria LaFont to discuss the challenges of navigating biased content in the health and wellness industry. Victoria shares her journey of becoming more aware of her own biases and offers tips for listeners to become more ...

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In this episode of Blasphemous Nutrition, host Aimee delves into the topic of scientific literacy and the challenges of trusting scientific research. She highlights three primary problems with research: publication bias, lack of validation, and the manipulation of statistics for marketability. Aimee discusses the limitations of observational studies and the importance of distinguishing b...

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In this episode of Blasphemous Nutrition, Aimee shares two key questions that can simplify meals and improve overall health. She emphasizes the importance of protein and produce as the foundation of nutrition, based on her 30 years of study and two decades in practice. Aimee discusses the impact of protein on weight management, blood sugar stability, and satiety and highlights the dose-d...

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Does Niacin really increase your risk of a heart attack? In this episode, Aimee goes all out breaking apart the recent study on niacin and heart attack risk. She critiques the study's methodology and highlights the misleading conclusions drawn by the authors. She emphasizes the importance of considering the study population, which consisted of individuals with existing cardiovascula...

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