10 Favorite Nutrition Podcasts and Websites

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It's no secret I'm an absolute podcast junkie. I listen to podcasts while folding laundry, driving, and even showering. They are a way of getting quick and helpful information, and I'm usually able to multi-task while listening. I subscribe to a variety of podcasts ranging from comedy to self-help and spiritual, but my go-to favorites all revolve around nutrition ... because that's my passion. 

Now, I know not everyone is as interested in podcasts as I am ... maybe they don't have time to listen, maybe they'd rather read or watch TV, or maybe they don't even know how to access a podcast. No sweat! I'm listing my favorite nutrition podcasts here with links to the hosts' actual websites and books. (Yes, most of them are bloggers and authors, too.) Most of these websites also allow you to listen to the podcast directly on the site link, so you don't even have to worry about having a podcast app. I get so many good ideas for blog posts and articles as well as information for my general health just by listening to these gurus discuss their common passion.

1) Well-Fed Women

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This podcast is hosted by Noelle Tarr and Stefani Ruper. These ladies are all about self-love and self-acceptance no matter what size you are. They discuss healthy eating, healthy body image, and healthy exercise (not too much, not too little). Each week, they answer listener's questions. They've also recently come out with a book entitled "Coconuts and Kettlebells." This is also the name of Noelle's website. You can find blog posts, recipes, and even workouts on her site. Stefani's site is titled "Paleo for Women." She offers great blog posts, resources, and links to the books she has penned independently.

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2) Balanced Bites

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This podcast is hosted by Diane Sanfilippo and Liz Wolfe. These ladies are gurus within the nutrition community and each holds certification in advanced nutrition training. The podcast is filled with lively banter and great advice regarding current topics in health, food (especially Paleo), motherhood, and so much more. As with Well-Fed Women, they answer listeners questions each week and tackle a variety of subjects. Both women are also best-selling authors. Diane's website is also called "Balanced Bites" and Liz's site is called "Real Food Liz." Their books are listed below.

3) Wellness Mama

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Katie Wells, the host of this podcast, delivers a weekly holistic health series. In it, she interviews tons of experts in the holistic health arena. Topics covered are real food, stress, sleep, motherhood, fitness, natural living, DIY, toxins, and so much more. Katie is an Instagram and Pinterest phenom. Her website, also called "Wellness Mama" is an amazing reference for all things natural health. She has a host of ebooks on her site available for download. Below is her cookbook.

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4) Fed + Fit

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Host Cassy Joy Garcia is just about the most upbeat, sweetest person you'll ever come across. Her popular podcast is all about healthy living through nutrition, mindset, fitness, and other lifestyle habits. She regularly interviews guests, and also creatively offers "reverse interviews" in which listeners go live to ask her questions about health and nutrition. Her website "Fed & Fit" has a ton of recipes and valuable blog posts and lifestyle tips. Cassy's book offers meal preparation guides and also incorporates detailed advice for parents, students, and professionals including shopping lists, stocking your pantry ideas, make-ahead tips, doubling recipes, cooking for just one, and best practices for storage, freezing, and reheating.

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5) JJ Virgin Lifestyle Show

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JJ Virgin is a celebrity fitness and nutrition expert. Her podcast is dedicated to providing easy-to-follow strategies to help with weight loss, healthy eating, anti-aging, and vibrant living. Her website jjvirgin.com showcases all of her TV and podcast interviews. It shares recipes, a blog, and many success stories from her huge client population. JJ is the author of the New York Times best-seller "The Virgin Diet: Drop 7 Foods, Lose 7 Pounds, Just 7 Days." 

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6) The Doctor's Farmacy with Mark Hyman, M.D.

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Dr. Hyman is pretty famous these days with appearances all over TV and media outlets. His new podcast is a place for deep conversations with fellow experts about critical issues of our time, revolving around health, wellness, food, and politics. Dr. Hyman feels that most modern day disease is a direct result of our food and food system. His website drhyman.com features his programs, articles, recipes, and a supplements stores. He is also author of the best-selling book "Food: What the Heck Should I Eat?"

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7) Ultimate Health Podcast

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Newlyweds Dr. Jesse Chappus and Marni Wasserman are a dynamic duo from Canada. For that reason, you'll need to visit their website to listen to their podcast. (Or you can download the Overcast app, which is how I listen to this podcast. It is not available in iTunes in the USA at the moment.) They interview guests from other top podcasts, best-selling authors, and leaders in the nutrition and naturopathic realm. Jesse is a "retired" chiropractor and Marni a nutritionist and natural chef. Although they don't yet have any published works, this team dedicates their time to developing and presenting this well-researched, interesting, and educational podcast. 

8) The Model Health Show

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This show is a fun, entertaining, and enlightening look at both health and fitness. Nutritionist Shawn Stevenson is the host of this podcast. He covers a range of topics including weight loss, chronic fatigue, heart disease, diet, exercise, sex, hormones, and sleep problems. In many of the episodes, he interviews experts in their fields of health, although Shawn is quite knowledgeable himself and has authored a book on sleep. His website has links to various resources like the podcast, videos, his book, and his store. 

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9) America's Doctor: The Dr. Oz Podcast

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You probably already know about Dr. Oz's wildly popular television show. It's one of my favorites, but I know many scoff at it ... whether that's because you don't like him or maybe because the show sends mixed signals. I, too, sometimes want to jump through the TV screen when one segment talks about eating vegan and the next promotes a Paleo approach. Or they'll talk about fasting one day and eating 6 small meals the next. It can be confusing. However, this podcast really takes a look into what Dr. Oz, the man and the person, really thinks. It's his candid take on all things health, nutrition, and the future of healthcare in America. He often has his wife Lisa as his sidekick, so we get to hear the inside scoop into their marriage, too. Dr. Oz interviews other physicians and leaders in health. It's worth a listen. You can also take a look at his website, which happens to also be the site for his TV show. Dr. Oz has many published books, but his latest is probably my favorite. 

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10) Dishing Up Nutrition

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I adore this podcast. Listening to it just feels like a warm hug. The hosts are a group of nutritionists and registered dietitians from Minnesota, and they're just as friendly and welcoming as midwesterners are stereotypically known to be. They actually host a live radio broadcast which is recorded and turned into a podcast. Listeners discover how real food can increase energy, stabilize moods, jumpstart metabolism, eliminate cravings, restore digestion, decrease inflammation and so much more. The hosts also take listener questions and bring in expert guests for discussions on nutrition issues, trends, supplements, cooking, and new research. Their website, weightandwellness.com, has a variety of resources like recipes, articles, a huge supplement store, nutrition classes, and even nutrition counseling. Even if you don't live in the area, these nutritionists take phone and Skype appointments. So you can listen to the podcast AND get counseling if you feel so moved. They also sell a cookbook via their product site (link here). 

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There are so many more informative and entertaining podcasts in the category of nutrition. I actually do listen to several more, but I wanted to highlight my favorites and share those resources with you. If you have any other suggestions of podcasts for me to check out in ANY GENRE, leave a comment below! I'm always looking for more shows to inspire and educate me.

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