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52: The Dangers of Restricting Your Diet | Dr. Sarah Ballantyne, PhD

June 04, 2024 Jacqueline Genova Episode 52
52: The Dangers of Restricting Your Diet | Dr. Sarah Ballantyne, PhD
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52: The Dangers of Restricting Your Diet | Dr. Sarah Ballantyne, PhD
Jun 04, 2024 Episode 52
Jacqueline Genova

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Today I’m joined by Dr. Sarah Ballantyne, the founder of Nutrivore.com and New York Times best-selling author of Nutrivore: The Radical New Science for Getting the Nutrients You Need from the Food You Eat. Dr. Sarah creates educational resources to help people improve their day-to-day diet and lifestyle choices, empowered and informed by the most current evidenced-based scientific research. With Nutrivore, Dr. Sarah has created a positive and inclusive approach to dietary guidance, based in science and devoid of dogma, using nutrient density and sufficiency as its basic principles: Nourishment, not judgment. In our conversation today, Dr. Sarah and I discuss why nutrient deficiency is so common, how to consume the most nutrient-dense foods, the dangers of restrictive diets, and the optimal eating pattern to improve your health.  

What you'll learn from this episode:

  • What “nutrivore” is and why this approach to nutrition is gaining traction
  • The shocking truth about common nutrient deficiencies plaguing modern society
  • Dangers of restrictive diets and why a more inclusive approach to nutrition may be the future of health
  • Actionable strategies to overcome nutrient deficiencies and unlock your body's full potential
  • The most nutrient-dense foods you should incorporate into your diet for optimal health
  • Practical tips on how to create balanced, nutrient-rich meals


Suggested Resources:

This episode is proudly sponsored by Carolina Elegance

Are you looking for a dream summer vacation? Check out CarolinaElegance.com today! Let Karen know you're a WellnStrong follower for a special discount off the golf cart :). 

This episode is proudly sponsored by:
Nature Restore, organic superfood powders & extracts sourced directly from nature to restore your body. Head to naturerestore.com and use code WELLNSTRONG20 for 20% off.

This episode is proudly sponsored by Purity Woods.

Purity Woods is on a mission to provide people with the cleanest and most effective healthy aging and longevity products available. All of their products are USDA certified organic, non-GMO, and free of toxic preservatives and synthetic additives. Go to puritywoods.com/WELLNSTRONG or enter the code WELLNSTRONG at checkout for an additional 10% off your first order.

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Today I’m joined by Dr. Sarah Ballantyne, the founder of Nutrivore.com and New York Times best-selling author of Nutrivore: The Radical New Science for Getting the Nutrients You Need from the Food You Eat. Dr. Sarah creates educational resources to help people improve their day-to-day diet and lifestyle choices, empowered and informed by the most current evidenced-based scientific research. With Nutrivore, Dr. Sarah has created a positive and inclusive approach to dietary guidance, based in science and devoid of dogma, using nutrient density and sufficiency as its basic principles: Nourishment, not judgment. In our conversation today, Dr. Sarah and I discuss why nutrient deficiency is so common, how to consume the most nutrient-dense foods, the dangers of restrictive diets, and the optimal eating pattern to improve your health.  

What you'll learn from this episode:

  • What “nutrivore” is and why this approach to nutrition is gaining traction
  • The shocking truth about common nutrient deficiencies plaguing modern society
  • Dangers of restrictive diets and why a more inclusive approach to nutrition may be the future of health
  • Actionable strategies to overcome nutrient deficiencies and unlock your body's full potential
  • The most nutrient-dense foods you should incorporate into your diet for optimal health
  • Practical tips on how to create balanced, nutrient-rich meals


Suggested Resources:

This episode is proudly sponsored by Carolina Elegance

Are you looking for a dream summer vacation? Check out CarolinaElegance.com today! Let Karen know you're a WellnStrong follower for a special discount off the golf cart :). 

This episode is proudly sponsored by:
Nature Restore, organic superfood powders & extracts sourced directly from nature to restore your body. Head to naturerestore.com and use code WELLNSTRONG20 for 20% off.

This episode is proudly sponsored by Purity Woods.

Purity Woods is on a mission to provide people with the cleanest and most effective healthy aging and longevity products available. All of their products are USDA certified organic, non-GMO, and free of toxic preservatives and synthetic additives. Go to puritywoods.com/WELLNSTRONG or enter the code WELLNSTRONG at checkout for an additional 10% off your first order.

Join the WellnStrong mailing list for exclusive content here!

Want more of The How To Be WellnStrong Podcast? Subscribe to the YouTube channel.


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Why are we so nutrient deficient?
The problem with restrictive diets
Restrictive diets & eating disorders
Multivitamins - worth it or not?
Nutrients we are most deficient in
Why nutrient deficiency does not stem from soil quality
Other factors that impact nutrient quality
Organic vs non-organic when it comes to nutrient composition
The one food that is less nutrient dense when grown organically
How to meet your nutritional needs
Nutrivore as a dietary philosophy
The 80/20 rule
Why eating a wide variety of foods can enhance nutrient consumption
Dietary diversity as a proxy for diet quality
The myth behind plant toxins & the problem with restrictive diets
The importance of looking at the whole food versus one of its concentrated compounds
Why looking at the context of dose is important
Fear mongering in the diet space
How often should we eat per day & how far apart
Dr. Ballantyne's thoughts on intermittent fasting