Health Bite

Health Bite

Fed up with today's wellness culture? Tired of gimmicks, quick fixes and false promises? Tired of fear-based tactics filled with judgment and shame? Join Dr. Adrienne Youdim, a board-certified internist and physician nutrition specialist committed to empowering you with evidence-based yet compassionate 'health bites' to help you achieve greater physical, mental and emotional wellbeing. Here you can expect expert no-nonsense guidance in nutrition, fitness, habit change, and mindset that she uses in her medical practice every day that will leave you feeling motivated, empowered, and inspired.


November 28, 2022 18 min

Obesity is an ever-growing problem among us because of our general preference for low-protein, processed foods. Again, as we have always talked about in this podcast, diet is a major factor in obesity. 

But then, a lot of things that we talk about when it comes to diet and obesity are things that we actually already know. That’s why in this episode, we will focus on the whys instead of the whats of diet which will give us a clearer ...

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It's Thanksgiving day again, and it's that time when most of us indulge in food and alcohol. It's that day when our Thanksgiving table seems to have an endless supply of food and beverages. Also, a time when overeating and weight issues arise.

This space is sometimes hard to navigate for someone conscious and watching over food and weight matters. And celebrations like this are never without food and beverages to feast o...

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Have you done something recently that you really wish you hadn't done? Did you get upset and hard on yourself over the thought that you could’ve done things differently? 

As humans, we are imperfect by nature. We are bound to make mistakes again and again. Setbacks are inevitable; insecurities are always around. But really, that doesn’t mean that it’s the end of your journey towards achieving your goal. 

Being hard on ourselves f...

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Anne Kennard, DO, is a Board Certified OBGYN, Fellowship trained in Integrative Medicine, an herbalist, and a registered yoga instructor.  

She completed a 2-year fellowship in integrative medicine through the Andrew Weil Center for Integrative Medicine and has additional training in contemplative medicine, herbal medicine, and Ayurveda. 

She is passionate about women’s health in the body, mind, and spirit. She authored an Amazon bes...

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Why let ourselves get fooled by all the sensationalism out there when it comes to health and wellness when we can take simple steps towards our well-being’s betterment?

There’s been a lot of bias when it comes to obesity and obesity management, so much that it has already pushed people to shame themselves. Patients come in every now and then, saying they should be able to do things alone, just by themselves. 

But this isn’t supposed ...

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Have you been struggling to remain healthy while maintaining a good, well-balanced diet? Have you ever felt that no matter how you restrict yourself to only eating ‘healthy foods’, you still end up feeling tired, anxious, or even depressed?

Dr. Adrienne Youdim is a board-certified Internist and is the host of the podcast Health Bite. She specializes in medical weight loss and nutrition, and she is aiming to transform the weight loss...

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Why soothe your hunger with highly palatable foods that harm your mind and your body when you can turn that hunger into an opportunity to address your unmet needs?

Dr. Adrienne Youdim is a board-certified Internist and is the host of the podcast Health Bite. She specializes in medical weight loss and nutrition, and she is aiming to transform the weight loss narrative into one that is both empowering and compassionate – inspiring peo...

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We all have a food story of our own. Be that something our parents have dawned on us or something we have created for ourselves, our food story plays a huge role in how we see ourselves, especially in relation to weight.

 But how do we write the best possible story that can be written if we still see weight loss as taboo? How do we go after our goals towards a healthier mind, body, and soul if we don’t really listen to ourselves, or...

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How can we stop acting in a way that is oppressive to ourselves, and finally live the best life we’ve always dreamt to live?

There are studies that have shown that this kind of internalization of negative stigma and bias not only affects our emotional and mental health, for they also carry physical health consequences. What’s worse is we can even pass it down to our children and their soon-to-be kids!

This act of labeling not only ha...

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How can we make ourselves lean even more towards prevention, and not always on the treatment we need to get back to living in good health?

So many of our drugs nowadays that are geared toward diabetes are all about treatment and almost nothing on prevention. But as the saying goes, prevention is always better than cure.

So as promised, Dr. Adrienne’s back to – again – offer you food and nutrition news as she gives you tips you can ta...

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How do you address wealth gain and/or obesity issues in your family without making everyone feel like they’re someone that needs to be fixed?

As we celebrate National Pediatric Obesity Awareness Month this September, it is of much relevance that we talk about the issue of obesity, especially as the numbers rise to their highest at present.

More often than not, we tend to unconsciously project our own wounds on our children, which usu...

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September is National Childhood Obesity month, and a perfect time to have this week's guest, Dr. Wendy Sofer. She's a pediatrician and a certified health and wellbeing coach. 

And she's the founder of Family and Focus, a program she created for parents who are worried about weight at home, their weight, and their kid's weight as well. She helps them shift the focus of the scale to create healthier relationships with ...

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Do you get easily overwhelmed whenever you try to engage in a new habit? Is it hard, having a lifestyle change, because of that barrier overwhelm brings?

Dr. Adrienne Youdim is a board-certified Internist and is the host of the podcast Health Bite. She specializes in medical weight loss and nutrition, and she is aiming to transform the weight loss narrative into one that is both empowering and compassionate – inspiring people to liv...

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Personalized nutrition leads to better health outcomes. And true personalization requires a practitioner and a patient, total nutrition (foods, supplements, medications, etc.), lifestyle, and health assessment. 

Today at Health Bite, we feature Ashley Koff , an internationally renowned, registered dietician and the brainchild behind numerous nutrition programs. Including The Better Nutrition Simplified Program, which offers tools to...

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Even when topics of obesity, nutrition, and food always show up in the news, still, for some reason, these topics are often misrepresented.

In this episode, Dr. Adrienne starts a new segment to review recent news about obesity, food, and nutrition. Here, she talks about a) the new FDA-approved medication for diabetes called tirzepatide which also has a positive impact on weight loss, b) pandemic weight gain, how it still affects us ...

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What are the things that matter most to you in life?

Are you living in alignment with the values you hold dear in your heart?

Dr. Adrienne Youdim is a board-certified Internist and is the host of the podcast Healthy Bite. She specializes in medical weight loss and nutrition, and she is aiming to transform the weight loss narrative into one that is both empowering and compassionate – inspiring people to live more physically and emotio...

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How do we make it easy and relatable for people to get meals on the table?

People have this tendency to overlook the influence we make when we are the ones providing and preparing our household’s meal plan. From buying groceries to having our plates filled, every single bit of that process contributes to the health of our loved ones.

But as things get almost all online these days, it is with no doubt that it’s become harder to leave ...

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Have you gained weight this summer, and now you regret what you did that led to those extra pounds?

More often than not, when such cases happen, we tend to enclose ourselves in a space of remorse, overseeing the fact that our summer activities have brought us joy. We were happy. It gave us a strong push to keep going.

So today, I encourage you to stay in that bliss as you manage weight gain with a positive mindset.

In this episode, Dr...

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Have you ever had a hard time eating just one slice of cake, or just a handful of chips?

This week, I discussed with Dr. Vera Tarman, Addiction Medicine Specialist and the medical director of renaissance, an Addiction Treatment Center in Canada, a very large Addiction Treatment Center. 

She is also the author of Food Junkies Recovering From Food Addiction. Learn the brain chemistry behind overeating and why recovering addicts often ...

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In this episode of my Hungry for More series, I discuss the connection presence has with how we see food and eat it. As we grow into the adults that we’re becoming, we’re sometimes already eluding the importance of being present to the habits we have in relation to our food intake. That might lead to numerous diseases when left the way it is, but on the other hand, putting the effort to win against mindless eating can actually help...

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