TC337: Growing Forward-Nutrition with Catie Fitzgerald

TC337: Growing Forward-Nutrition with Catie Fitzgerald

In this podcast we wrap up our discussion of Codependent No More by Melody Beattie, and welcome back our nutritional guru Catie Fitzgerald to talk about food and how it relates to codependency. Catie also describes her new program for 2017. Chapter 20 – Learning to Live and Love Again At the Same Time This chapter reviews summarizes the main concepts from the book. “At least I don’t run around actively seeking my own demise anymore”. – Anonymous Alanon Member Getting started: In a nutshell, she uses the HOW method: H – Honesty – get honest O – Openness – keep an open mind W – Willingness – become willing to try new things We need to learn to really see ourselves and our motives. Melodie says to...

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TC327: Making Food Your Friend for the Holidays

TC327: Making Food Your Friend for the Holidays

This week host Robin Masiewicz and co-host Amy Frost welcome Catie Fitzgerald to discuss eating guilt-free for the holidays, how foods can help you feel calmer, have more energy, and even boost your immune system. Catie will share ways to modify recipes so they are not only have fewer calories, and are better for you, but are also more flavorful. Catie is a former professional figure skater and ballet dancer, and has had a passion for personal health and fitness from an early age. At age 16 Catie’s mother lost a battle with cancer, which made her want to learn more about what we can do to help our bodies to be healthy and prevent disease. Catie will be completing a Master’s degree in Holistic Nutrition in the next few months. What is an optimal diet?...

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TC 322: Tea Time with Louise Carruth

TC 322: Tea Time with Louise Carruth

In this episode of the Transformation Cafe Podcast, we welcome back Louise Carruth, owner of the Little Candle Tea Company in Las Vegas, Nevada, to talk about the little known facts about tea. Did you know that the fragrance of tea, just like wine, plays a large part in its taste? So make sure to enjoy the aroma as you sip your tea! Is Herbal Tea really Tea? Technically any drink you make from an infusion of herbs, spices, or other plants – but doesn’t contain tea leaves – is called a tisane (tea-zahn). These drinks are distinguished from true teas like green, white, yellow, and oolong, which are prepared from the cured leaves of the tea plant Camellia sinensis (cam-MEE-lee-ah sin-EN-sis), so herbal “tea” isn’t technically tea....

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TC 265: Thyroid Health

TC 265: Thyroid Health

In this episode of the Transformation Cafe podcast, host Robin Masiewicz and Cafe regular Gloria discuss ways to support the function of the thyroid gland, a very important gland in the body that secretes hormones that influence metabolism, growth and development, and body temperature. During infancy and childhood, adequate thyroid hormone is crucial for brain development. View an article and illustrations of the thyroid at WebMD. 3 Types Of Thyroid Problems Hypothyroidism, or under-functioning of the thyroid gland. This means that energy and metabolism are low. Hyperthyroidism, or over-functioning of the thyroid gland. In this case, your metabolism is running on overdrive. Autoimmune thyroid diseases. This includes both Hashimoto’s disease, where the thyroid is...

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TC 247: Let there be Tea! Interview with Louise Carruth

TC 247: Let there be Tea! Interview with Louise Carruth

In this episode of the Transformation Cafe Podcast, I welcome my friend Louise Carruth, owner of the Little Candle Tea Company in Las Vegas, Nevada, to talk about the little known facts about tea. I met Louise a few years ago through my sister Amy and we’ve been friends ever since! Did you know that the fragrance of tea, just like wine, plays a large part in its taste? So make sure to enjoy the aroma as you sip your tea! Is Herbal Tea really Tea? Technically any drink you make from an infusion of herbs, spices, or other plants – but doesn’t contain tea leaves – is called a tisane (tea-zahn). These drinks are distinguished from true teas like green, white, yellow, and oolong, which are prepared from the cured leaves of the tea plant...

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TC 242: Wisdom of Weeds and Urban Foraging

TC 242: Wisdom of Weeds and Urban Foraging

In this episode of the Transformation Cafe podcast, host Robin Masiewicz and regulars Gloria and Jamie discuss wild edible plants. Edible plants can be found everywhere from the open fields and hills to the suburbs. Robin mentions a video she saw featuring Katrina Blair. Katrina’s book The Wild Wisdom of Weeds: 13 Essential Plants for Human Survival is now available. ” The Wild Wisdom of Weeds is the only book on foraging and edible weeds to focus on the thirteen weeds found all over the world, each of which represents a complete food source and extensive medical pharmacy and first-aid kit.  More than just a field guide to wild edibles, it is a global plan for human survival.” Below is a video featuring Katrina Blair “shopping”...

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