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  • What would your life look like if the cravings didn’t control you? Before succumbing to yet another food splurge, bloated and full of regret, remember one thing: Your cravings are trying to tell you something. (And it’s not what you think!) While it may seem that your cravings are the ultimate enemy, once you understand their underlying messages, you will gain the upper hand and become the boss of your cravings. In a humorous manner, Natalia shares her knowledge, tools and personal experiences that have helped her clients manage their appetites and lose weight. Her unique five step plan to take control will leave you empowered and ready to fire those health-sabotaging cravings.

    Health Notes Airs on Mondays – 6:30-7:30PM

  • You’ve seen the headlines: Parmesan cheese made from wood pulp. Lobster rolls containing no lobster at all. Extra-virgin olive oil that isn’t. So many fake foods are in our supermarkets, our restaurants, and our kitchen cabinets that it’s hard to know what we’re eating anymore. In Real Food / Fake Food, award-winning journalist Larry Olmsted convinces us why real food matters and empowers consumers to make smarter choices.

    Olmsted brings listeners into the unregulated food industry, revealing the shocking deception that extends from high-end foods like olive oil, wine, and Kobe beef to everyday staples such as coffee, honey, juice, and cheese. It’s a massive bait and switch in which counterfeiting is rampant and in which the consumer ultimately pays the price.

    Health Notes Airs Mondays 6:30-7:30PM

  • Family caregiving expert David Levy sets forth how to evaluate priorities, understand options, and face bedrock issues (legal, financial, emotional, social), so caregivers can make wise and informed decisions for their loved ones, while gaining peace of mind from knowing they did the best they could under the circumstances.

    Drawing from over twenty-five years of experience, Levy provides caregivers with a model for effective planning and problem-solving, focusing on the nonclinical aspects of caregiving, which are often neglected by medical professionals:

    Caring for young and old victims of disability, illness, and chronic disorders Finding ways to make our healthcare system work Assembling core information about a loved one’s life Developing a realistic view of how much care a loved one needs today and may need tomorrow, and understanding that continuum of care Locating resources that can make a difference in making sure a loved one’s care-needs are met Finding a good family caregiver support group Overcoming the roadblocks the caregiver’s feelings of distress and failure can create Taking a practical approach to that overused phrase “Take care of yourself.”

    Health Notes Airs Mondays 6:30-7:30PM

  • Kinshasha talks with Mike Robbins about his inspiring book, Be Yourself, Everyone Else is Already Taken.
    Be Yourself, Everyone Else Is Already Taken” reminds us that God created each one of us for a unique purpose. We live in a world where the lines between fake and real have blurred. Mike Robbins shares a powerful conversation that teaches us how to access and express the realness you crave in your work, your relationships, and yourself.
    Health Notes Airs on Mondays 6:30-7:30PM

  • Kinshasha talks with Mike Robbins about his inspiring book, Be Yourself, Everyone Else is Already Taken.
    Be Yourself, Everyone Else Is Already Taken” reminds us that God created each one of us for a unique purpose. We live in a world where the lines between fake and real have blurred. Mike Robbins shares a powerful conversation that teaches us how to access and express the realness you crave in your work, your relationships, and yourself.
    Health Notes Airs on Mondays 6:30-7:30PM

  • Step aside, juicing—souping is the newest way to build a better body and power your health, all while enjoying big bowls of soup filled with real, satisfying ingredients. Unlike high-sugar, low-fiber juice cleanses, souping is just the opposite—low sugar, high fiber, and filling!

    Known as America’s get-real nutritionist Rachel Beller has created a transformative, science-based plan to help you detox and drop pounds without deprivation. You’ll find more than 50 delicious soup recipes and an easy 3-step action plan:

    • 3-Day Detox: pure, clean souping to jump-start your weight loss

    • 3-Week Transformation: shed up to 15 pounds with tasty soups and other healthy meals

    • Maintenance Method: tips to keep you on this simple and sustainable plan

    The best part: Power Souping will revolutionize the way you think about what you put in your body—for now and for life. You will get all the nutrients that you need—no crashing, no falling back into bad habits when the “diet” is done. With dozens of flavorful soups to choose from—hot and cold, sweet and savory, and numerous vegan and gluten-free options—Power Souping is not only a practical weight-loss method, but also a guide to feeling your amazing best.

    So grab your spoon and get ready to transform your body—and your life.

    Health Notes Airs Mondays – 6:30-7:30PM

  • This weekend, the Cowles Center in downtown Minneapolis will stage performances by the AXIS Dance Company.  These performers specialize in choreography known as "physically integrated dance," featuring artists with and without disabilities.  The production's reperatory includes work from choreographer Joe Goode that brings to light issues facing our nation’s veterans and addresses their resilience following severe life changes.  AXIS takes the stage at Cowles Friday, April 8 and

  • David Ludwig often uses an analogy when he talks about weight loss: Human beings are not toaster ovens. If we were, then the types of calories we consumed would not matter, and calorie counting would be the most effective way to lose weight.

    Dr. Ludwig, an obesity expert and professor of nutrition at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, argues that weight gain begins when people eat the wrong types of food, which throws their hormones out of whack and sets off a cycle of cravings, hunger and bingeing. In his new book, “Always Hungry?,” he argues that the primary driver of obesity today is not an excess of calories per se, but an excess of high glycemic foods like sugar, refined grains and other processed carbohydrates.

    Health Notes airs on Mondays 6:30-7:30PM

  • Health Notes will be in conversation with teacher, mentor and founder of WE WIN Institute Titilayo Bediako.

    Titilayo Bediako was born and raised in Minnesota, and is the daughter of civil rights leader Matthew Little. She is instrumental in using African and African American history
    to African American youth through WE WIN Institute ( a non-profit organization dedicated to the academic and social success of all children)

    Titilayo says participating in African rituals helps give African-American youth a sense that they belong to something larger than themselves or their surroundings.
    She says that’s something she never received when she was in school. After graduating from high school, she moved to Tennessee where she joined an African history study group. “The more I studied and the more I learned about myself, the more my given name, which was Michelle Little, didn’t fit the person I had become,” The name Titilayo is from the Yoruba of Nigeria. She says it means “everlasting happiness.” Bediako is from the Ashanti people of Ghana and it means, “born to struggle for her people.”
    Participating in African-rooted rituals and ceremonies, like Kwanzaa, is one way African-Americans nurture their African side. “So I get everlasting happiness in struggling for my people,”
    says Bediako. “The one thing that I’ve learned is that struggling for African people makes it possible to struggle for all people.”
    Many African-Americans have adopted African names. Despite attempts to identify with Africans, African-Americans carry the physical and emotional baggage of slavery and racism.
    Titilayo says many African-Americans have poor self-esteem because they were born in a country that historically has devalued their lives.
    This is an important conversation you will not want to miss.

    Health Notes Airs Mondays 6:30-7:30PM

  • In the fall of 1995, Lyndale school (Minneapolis Public School) teacher Titilayo (Titi) Bediako saw the need to build the youth of the future by celebrating and honoring cultural differences. WE WIN, which began with one program and 25 children, and has grown to include free parent groups, after school, tutoring, and summer programs, and Kwanzaa Celebrations each year and as of 2014, has served over 5000 youth and families, creating long-term and systemic change in their lives and communities.

    We Win students will share the history of African people on Health Notes to celebrate Black History Month

    Health Notes Airs Mondays – 6:30-7:30PM

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