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Spice Up, Slim Down, and Live Long with Physician Nutrition-Specialist, Melina Jampolis

April 25, 2022 Dr. Adrienne Youdim
Health Bite
Spice Up, Slim Down, and Live Long with Physician Nutrition-Specialist, Melina Jampolis
Show Notes

Have you ever tried to incorporate herbs and spices to your diet?

Did you know that by the simple act of adding some spice to your meals, you open the doors for you to enjoy its long list of benefits for our mind and body?

Herbs and spices have long been present in the fields of health, of nutrition, and of medicine, and it’s already proven to be of positive impact to help people live with better health!

Learn from what Dr. Melina has to say about the science of spices as we all dive into nourishing and fueling our body towards a healthier diet.

Dr. Melina Jampolis is an expert in the areas of food, health, and nutrition for she is an internist and board-certified physician nutrition-specialist. She’s specialized in weight loss, disease prevention and treatment for over 20 years, and is also a speaker, an author, and a frequent media contributor, having worked as the Diet and Fitness expert of CNN and other media outlets.

Dr. Melina is the former president of the National Board of Physician Nutrition Specialists and remains on their Board of Directors. Recently, she’s launched her own podcast called Practically Healthy, and released a new book, “Spice Up”.

In this episode, Dr. Melina educates us about the science of spices as she and Dr. Adrienne talk about the long list of benefits herbs and spices have to our health.


What you will learn from this episode:

  • Discover how our body and its systems benefit from adding some herbs and spices to our diet;
  • Find easy things you can do as you start to open yourselves up to the world of herbs and spices; and
  • Understand why you should be more focused on nourishing your body and your soul rather than just eating and weight loss

  

“It's not just about eating. It's about nourishing your body and your soul.”

– Dr. Melina Jampolis

Topics Covered:

00:19 – Be a Real Expert: Dr. Melina shares how she got the passion to specialize in food and nutrition as she and Dr. Adrienne talk about nutrition research

08:38 – The Science behind Spices: Discovering the health benefit of spice, especially of becoming an antioxidant

15:32 – Then and Now: Herbs and spices in the early ages of our cultures and ancestors

18:07 – Herbs and spices’ positive effect in terms of dealing with insulin resistance, irritable bowel syndrome, increasing metabolism, and feeling satiated

22:25 – Tips from Dr. Melina: Easy things you can do as you start to open yourselves up to the world of herbs and spices

33:53 – Say Goodbye: Discussion about what the spices are replacing on our tables, and why we should focus more on health and nutrition and not weight loss

39:20 – Dr. Adrienne’s Gentle Reminder: “It is how you hold it in mind”

41:44 – Dr. Melina’s Resources: Check out Dr. Melina’s recently published book, her podcast, and her website to learn more about what she does

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