On Today’s Show
I am who I am today because of the choices I made yesterday. – Eleanor Roosevelt
What impact does food have not only on our own health but the wellness of future generations?
In this special episode, Dr. Michelle Robin is joined by journalist and author, Judith Finlayson, who is teaching us how we can live a healthy life and leave a legacy of wellness by looking both to the past and to the future.
As a journalist, she has written on a variety of subjects, from personal well-being, women’s history to food and nutrition. She has also written more than a dozen cookbooks.
In today’s show, Dr. Michelle and Judith are taking a deep dive with her latest book, You Are What Your Grandparents Ate: What You Need to Know About Nutrition, Experience, Epigenetics & the Origins of Chronic Disease.
Be sure to catch Judith when she is in Kansas City on Monday, October 28th at the Unity Temple on The Plaza for a special event at 7:00pm. Click here to learn all about the event.
Join us as our Small Changes Big Shifts Podcast host, Dr. Michelle Robin, and Judith discuss:
- How she combined her love of writing with her passion for cooking.
- The work of Dr. David Barker and how it became the backbone of You Are What Your Grandparents Ate.
- The habits, good or bad, that we learn from our parents with nutrition and exercise.
- How gaining even 6 pounds can impact our health and genetic expression.
Learn the truth about the power of epigenetics:
- What epigenetics is and how what our ancestors ate impacts our health today.
- Why many root causes of chronic disease are multifactorial based on the various genes we carry.
- How we can influence our genes and reduce the chance of chronic disease.
Find out how to take better action today for the health of your family:
- The profound effects of nutrition, toxins, and stress on our epigenetics which can set people up for much higher rates of chronic disease later on.
- Best foods to eat to support your natural gut biome and healthy lifestyle.
- The most important things a mom can do to ensure both she and her baby are healthy.
Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants. Don’t eat anything your great-grandmother wouldn’t recognize as food. – Michael Pollan
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Mentioned In This Episode
- Judith Finlayson
- You Are What Your Grandparents Ate by Judith Finlayson
- Judith Finlayson and A Rainy Day Books Author Event at Unity Temple on The Plaza
- Judith Finlayson’s cookbook library
- Dr. David Barker
- Food Rules: An Eater’s Manual by Michael Pollan
- The Dutch Hunger Winter and the developmental origins of health and disease
- Helsinki Birth Cohort Study
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