Health:Fitness & Nutrition
#45: Will Dairy hinder your Weight Loss, Is Grass Fed Beef really grass fed 💯 percent, which Organic Fruits do you have to buy, Raw milk vs pasteurized and more with John Stein and Thomas Vandiver
On this episode, Chantel Talks with John Stein of popular restaurant chain Baker’s Crust and Thomas Vandiver the owner of The Neighborhood Harvest, a local farm. They discuss what the term “Grass Fed” really means, the effect that dairy has on wright loss, which fruits you should buy organic, and what the health benefits are of raw milk vs pasteurized milk!
Baker's Crust: https://bakerscrust.com/
The Neighborhood Harvest: http://theneighborhoodharvest.com/
CRW PODCAST QUESTIONS
Q - 02:29
Like a lot of moms, I am constantly trying to find the balance of feeding my family healthy foods and also sticking to a budget. My main questions are about meats and veggies. First of all, which veggies do I absolutely need to buy organic, and which ones can I skip on and just wash really good? When it comes to meat, my husband is a big steak guy, he wants to eat steak all the time! I’ve noticed there is a big difference in pricing of grass feed meat and meat that isn’t grass fed. First of all, what even constitutes grass fed meat? And second, is it worth spending the extra mone?
- Carol in Florida
Q - 12:59
The other day I was going out to grab lunch and I offered to pick her up an Ahi Tuna Bowl because we eat these together all the time! It is one of our favorite healthy, go-to’s. But this time my coworker told me she was going to pass because she heard that there is a lot of mercury in the fish lately. Is this true? I always think of tuna as one of the healthiest clean proteins and I hate to cut it out of my diet. She did mention that she already has exceptionally high mercury levels so I am wondering if this varies from person. Maybe there is a chance my levels are lower than hers? Do we all need to be wary of mercury, and how do I find out what my levels are?
-Alyssa in Virginia Beach
Q - 17:01
I live in Virginia Beach, and one of my favorite things to do in the summer time is to grab a cold beer and a dozen raw oysters at a local restaurant. If you ask me, it’s one of the best parts of living at the beach! I am not sure if this happens at other beaches, but here in Virginia Beach, we’ve had a couple days this summer where we had swim advisories on certain streets of the ocean front saying that we shouldn’t swim there because there was too much bacteria in the water. Gross! I’ve lived here for ten years and don’t remember hearing anything like this. What does this even mean? And my biggest question is how does this affect my delicious oysters that live in this water that we are not allowed to swim in? The last time I ate oysters, my stomach didn’t feel well. I am wondering if this was in my head, or is there a tie between this and the bacteria in my water? I always thought that oysters were a healthy go to!
- Patty in Virginia Beach
Q - 20:33
What are your thoughts on buying pre-cut, pre-packaged fruits and veggies? I am a super busy (Like everyone else LOL) and I find that I only eat my fruits and veggies if it is super convenient and prewashed, especially my spinach and greens. The other day I read online that Trader Joes had a recall on watermelon that came pre-cut and this grossed me out! It got me wondering if this convenience was worth it. What do you think caused this recall, and should I try to avoid pre-packaged foods?
- Parker in Charleston, WV
Q - 24:16
I have been struggling with a lot of autoimmune issues for a couple years now, and after listening to the doctors on your podcast I decided that I needed to clean up the way I am eating. Dairy was a big thing that I cut out, and have replaced 100% with almond milk and coconut milk. I also have been eating a lot of healthy fats like Avocados. I am starting to feel better, but I notice that my weight loss has slowed down. Am I doing something wrong?
-Cassie in Charlottesville
Q - 27:49
Your podcast inspired me to hit up my local juice bar and pick up a yummy green juice! After I paid, I noticed the expiration date was for the next day. I asked them when they made the juice and they said it was five days earlier! I remember you talking about how we should drink the juices we make right away so this kind of grossed me out that this juice was sitting in the jar for five days! Can you refresh my memory on how long fresh juice is good to drink after it’s made? I have a small juicer at home, I know it would be best that I make it myself. It is just a hassle!!
- Jenn in Williamsburg
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