Medicine for Life

Medicine for Life

A podcast about all things lifestyle and preventive medicine. Dr. Lynn Stiff is a dietitian-turned-physician passionate about empowering you to reach your health goals. She has seen firsthand the consequences of suboptimal diet and lifestyle choices while caring for patients riddled with chronic disease in the clinic and hospital. The true path to wellness is through addressing all areas of health – nutritional, physical, psychological and environmental. This podcast is a safe environment for people of all body sizes. Dr. Stiff knows that restrictive diets and more willpower are not the answer to fixing the state of our health. The false hope provided by the diet industry has resulted in a weight-biased society and health care system. This bias serves as a huge barrier to achieving complete wellness and preventing disease.This podcast takes a realistic and empowering approach to wellness. Through education, tools and support, Dr. Stiff provides evidence-based approaches to disease prevention that are sensible and sustainable. No fluff here. These are actionable items you can implement right now!


April 19, 2021 27 min

Today's episode is the first in a series around nurturing healthy eaters (aka - Kids). Even if you don't have kids, there are some great points to help you approach other littles in your life or those you may care for in health care. Today's episode focuses on the basis to approach healthy eating in general and future episodes will dive into the "what" you can feed them.

Super Snacks for Super Kids Cookbook

A few nutritionhealthlif...

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This week's episode is a car talk! I often get inspired while commuting to and from work, so I decided to roll with it and bring you a quick car talk on "tug of war." I talk about how resisting reality when it comes to health and weight is like 2 kids playing tug of war for something they want. Bear with me as I give you a brief glimpse into my parenting style and provide an example that highlights the struggle we often have intern...

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Today's episode is the first of it's kind for the Medicine for Life Podcast. Instead of a solocast, I'm bringing you an interview I did with Dr. Michelle Dang, host of the WISH Well Podcast: Women's Integrative Summit on Health & Wellnes‪s. I talk about my journey to nutrition and medicine and how intuitive and mindful eating transformed my relationship with food and view of health. After listening, be sure to head over to her...

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March 15, 2021 21 min

Last week we talked all about intuitive eating (if you missed it, be sure to set aside 20 minutes to check it out!) which was all about listening to your body's hunger and satiety cues - basically TRUSTING you body. This week we dive into the food itself. Why are we eating what and when we eat? How does it make us feel? How can we learn to enjoy the experience of eating and truly experience the meal? I walk you thought a basic mind...

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March 9, 2021 21 min

Today we dive into Intuitive Eating, which seems to be starting to have a bit of a revival in the past few years. Intuitive eating is listening to your body and TRUSTING you body will guide you in what to eat, when to eat and how much to each. Trust me, this can be you. As someone who went from pretty notable disordered eating that included measuring and recording every last morsel of food that went into my mouth to someone who eat...

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March 1, 2021 15 min

This week's episode piggybacks onto last week's show about goal setting. Today we dive into what makes a SMART goal. In case you're new to SMART goals, the acronym stands for: Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant (or Realistic), and Timely. 

In the episode I open up my email inbox to your goals! Send me the goals you are working on and I'll discuss them (anonymously) on the show. I can help reframe them to meet the SMART...

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February 22, 2021 18 min

Today we build on last week's episode and talk all about how to approach goal setting. Be sure to check out the goal setting workshop and workbook available at the links below. Main takeaways are:

  • Dream big but start small
  • Create a road map with benchmarks to work towards 
  • Master 1 goal area before adding a 2nd area

Freebies on my blog

Free Goal Setting Workshop

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February 15, 2021 16 min

Medicine for Life is BACK! Woot Woot! After quite the hiatus I'm back with some great episodes and tips for taking action towards a healthier life. Today marks the start of my next series on simple steps towards behavior change.

Today's episode is all about how to approach getting started with a behavior change. Key take-aways:

- Journal about where you are now, where you want to go and where you've been

- Don't skimp on the where ...

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This week wraps up my 10 steps to leading a healthy life. This one is a biggie. Social connectedness. In a world of independence and drive, we are often told to not rely on others and focus on ourselves. That too much reliance on others leaves us...
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May 5, 2020 29 min
American are less happy than we were 10 years ago. Studies have found those who are happy and grateful live longer, healthier lives than their less grateful and less happy counterparts. These attributes are not always easy to come by in a world that can...
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April 28, 2020 29 min
You can do “all the things” when it comes to health, but if you don’t practice self-compassion and kindness to yourself, you will never be complete. The way we talk to ourselves influences how we show up in the world. We might try to silence the critic,...
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April 21, 2020 43 min
Grab your companion wellness guide here!Tune in for some tips on how to achieve wellness during the stressful time of COVID. In this episode I cover:-Resetting expectations-Reflecting on our daily responsibilities-The importance of being a pitcher...
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Step 7: The 3 Types of Exercise EVERYONE should be doingLast week we spent some time talking about how to move more throughout the day. This week we are going to talk all about exercise.Exercise vs Physical ActivityWhy you should exerciseWhat is the...
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April 7, 2020 26 min
There are 1440 minutes in every day (960 minutes if we subtract 8hr of sleep as discussed last week). Recommendations are for us to exercise 60 minutes a day. Just 60 minutes of 960 minutes. Despite this, most Americans do not get the recommended...
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April 1, 2020 32 min
Step 5: Sleep for HealthToday we are going to talk about sleep! Oh how I love sleep. I bet you do too. But I also bet (like me) you’ve chosen productivity over sleep at some point. LIkely more often than you’d like.. Today we’re talking about why sleep...
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March 24, 2020 27 min
Today’s episode is all about the macronutrients (aka macros) that really impact health. We all know about carbs. You can’t go far without hearing about how we need to cut them out. But what do you put in their place? Protein and Fat. Pack in the...
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Step 3- Lean Mean Green Eating Machine Today’s episode takes a dive into whole food, plant based diet (WFPB). This is more commonly known as a vegan diet. Before I lose you - hear me out. First - I DO NOT follow a vegan diet.Second - I am not going to...
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March 10, 2020 22 min
10 Steps to Total Health: Habit 2 - eliminating excess sugarToday’s episode covers the following: What is “sugar”Types of sugarIs all sugar created equal?Diet hacks to reduce sugarSugar elimination challenge!If you have feedback for future episodes,...
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March 3, 2020 21 min
10 Steps to Total Health: Habit 1 - mindful and intuitive eatingDiet mentality: The belief that if we follow controlled meal plans, label foods “good” and “bad,”and restrict certain foods, we will achieve our ideal weight and health. This results in...
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February 25, 2020 19 min
This week I am going over the 10 steps I think everyone needs in order to achieve wellness and lead a healthy life. These are going to be the topics of my podcasts for the next few months. They are:Eat intuitively and mindfullyCut out added sugarWhole...
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