Food, We Need To Talk podcast

Food, We Need To Talk


One woman's quest to end her war with food. Hosts Juna Gjata and Dr. Eddie Phillips wield solid science, medical knowledge, common sense and an endless supply of dad jokes to teach us how to eat better and feel better about it. Hint: It’s not dieting. They discuss exercise, body image, food addiction, genetics, weight loss and more.

16 épisodes

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    A Message From Juna And Eddie + Anything For Selena


    Hosts Juna Gjata and Dr. Eddie Phillips return with a special message, and another great podcast recommendation. Juna and Eddie are hard at work making the second season of Food, We Need To Talk, but in the meantime be sure to check out Anything For Selena. In Anything for Selena, host Maria Garcia takes listeners on a deeply personal journey into the life and legacy of the Mexican-American popstar Selena Quintanilla. She shares how Selena's music and unapologetic sense of identity helped her find her own place in the world. And it explores how Selena's legacy continues to spark important conversations around race, class, and body politics.
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    Presents: Inappropriate Questions


    We want to tell you about another great podcast: Inappropriate Questions from the CBC. Inappropriate Questions is back with Season! Hosts Elena Hudgins Lyle, a queer millennia, and Harvinder Wadhwa, a dad, talk to people who have been asked uncomfortable questions like: “Did you lose weight?” or “How old are you?” or “Can I speak to your manager?” Each episode unpacks where these questions come from and explores more respectful ways to get curious.  If you like what you hear, subscribe:
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    Presents: Kind World


    As you know our "Food, We Need To Talk" season just ended, but I want to tell you about another great podcast produced by WBUR that is just starting its season, "Kind World": "Kind World" wants to be your 2020 counter-programming! From pandemics to politics, the news out there definitely isn't great. But "Kind World" promises to restore your faith in humanity. Each week the team brings you one story about how an act of kindness transformed lives. Listen to the first episode here, and if you like what you hear, go over to the "Kind World" feed and subscribe to that podcast.
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    Your Body, Your Self


    From weight stigma to the "Health At Every Size" movement, Eddie and Juna dig into the complex issue of body image with Dr. Mark Berman, Dr. Lesley Williams, Janet Tomiyama, Dr. Fatima Cody Stanford and Sal Distefano.
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    Disordered Eating And Eating Disorders


    Juna reveals that she is battling an eating disorder and explores how and why dieting can tip into problem territory, and what to do about it. Experts in this episode include Jenny Thomas, co-director of the Eating Disorders Clinical and Research Program at Massachusetts General Hospital and Kristin Javaras, clinical psychologist at McLean Hospital.
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    Supplements And Snake Oils


    Want a flat stomach? A faster metabolism? Maybe to get rid of that cellulite? Well, there's a supplement for that. If only it were so easy... But as with most things in life, if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. Guests in this episode include champion lifter Layne Norton and Dr. Pieter Cohen.
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    Exercise Q&A


    Juna and Eddie answer listeners' questions about exercise, from "how much is enough" to "how much is too much?"
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    Stress, Stress, Stress and Your Waistline


    "Stress eating" can shift food preferences toward sugar and fat, leading Eddie and Juna to try the famous "raisin exercise." They also check in with Dr. John Denninger at the Benson-Henry Institute for Mind Body Medicine and Dr. Marc Potenza at Yale School of Medicine.
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    Bonus Episode: Q&A


    From potatoes to quickie "food challenges," Eddie and Juna answer questions from listeners.
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    Am I Destined To Be This Size?


    You know better than to expect life to be fair. But still, it's enough to drive anyone crazy: Some people seem to be able to eat anything they want and never gain weight. About 50% of weight variation stems from genetics, according to Rooth Loos, a professor of public health at the Icahn School of Medicine. We'll also hear from Yale neuroscientist Dana Small.

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