The Food Factor Podcast

The Food Factor Podcast

Hosted by: Stephanie Machacek, MS, CNS

The show that combines nutrition, lifestyle, science, and food pattern changes to help you make the best choices for the health of you and your family.

Episodes

Ep 96: All or Nothing Mentality is Ruining Your Health

Season #1

Attention perfectionists! This episode is for you! Many of us have a tendency to think that if we can't do something "perfectly" it's not worth doing. If you are a brain surgeon, that may be a good thing. For the rest...
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Ep 95: 3 Common Symptoms That Are Actually Related to Your Nutrition

Season #1

As a nutritionist and wellness professional for the last 15+ years, I have noticed that these three symptoms are some of the MOST common when it comes to how someone is feeling. Many people don't realize that fatigue,...
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Ep 94: Incomplete nutrition: Are you missing this key piece?

Season #1

 Struggling with symptoms like fatigue, weight gain, or digestive issues? We know nutrition is important and a big part of how we feel but what if something was missing? So often we hear "advice" on how to feel our...
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Ep 93: Breaking the Chains: Unraveling the link between nutrition and behavior.

Season #1

Setting goals can seem like a drag. Maybe you've set the same goal every year and still haven't made progress. Could it be you are stuck in a negative behavior chain? When it comes to nutrition, we are constantly a...
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Ep 92: From Resolutions to Reality: A deep dive into setting goals you'll actually achieve.

Season #1

It's that time of year that people start talking about setting new goals for the new year. Financial goals, fitness goals, health goals, weight loss goals all tend to be the top things people strive to change at the...
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Ep 91: How to talk to your kids about nutrition

Season #1

Do you ever struggle with how to talk to your kids about nutrition or healthy eating? Maybe you've started to notice your kids eating in a way that's not helpful for them. Or maybe you are embarking on a diet journey...
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Ep 90: Cutting through nutrition confusion: Redefine your nutrition identity

Season #1

They're coming! All the weight loss products, gimmicks, teas, potions, lotions, and cleanses. It's inevitable this time of year. These ads add to the confusion that is already out there about nutrition and how we...
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Ep 89: Not Your Average Holiday Eating Tips- 5 things to focus on this holiday season

Season #1

  When it comes to holiday eating tips, there is no shortage of absolutely absurd information. "Drink a full glass of water before dinner so you don't eat too much." "Bring foods you don't like so you don't eat as...
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Ep 88: Immune power: The Role of Fat-Soluble Vitamins and Nutrient Combinations

Season #1

What does dietary fat have to do with your immune system? What happens when someone has a low fat diet? Are there certain nutrients that need fat to be absorbed? Having dietary fat in your meals is important for a...
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Ep 87- The Science Behind How Food Choices Shape Your Health

Season #1

How does food actually impact your health? We all kind of know that we need to eat "healthy" but what does that mean and does that really have as big of an impact on your symptoms as you think? The term "gut health"...
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Ep 86- Replay- One of the biggest dietary contributors to high blood pressure

Season #1

High blood pressure is a common diagnosis in the U.S. If you haven't been diagnosed, chances are you know someone who has been. Many people don't even KNOW they have it! Having undiagnosed or untreated high blood...
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Ep 85: - Unpacking weight struggles- 4 key pillars that contribute to weight gain.

Season #1

Weight loss struggles is nothing new. Millions of people in the U.S. struggle with their weight and the weight loss industry is booming with no end in sight. What if we looked deeper than just "calories in vs calories...
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