Spot On! show

Spot On!

Summary: Welcome to Spot On! hosted by Dr. Joan Salge Blake, Author, Media Expert, and Nutrition Professor at Boston University. Spot On! covers timely nutrition, health, and wellness topics along with offering accurate and practical information in an entertaining format. The guests are experts in the their fields, ready to cut through media hype and misinformation, to provide you will advice that is, well, Spot On!

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 What's The Dope On Dopamine? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:28:12

Dopamine is the neurotransmitter involved in the reward processing as it promotes pleasure. Unfortunately, dopamine feeds into addictive behaviors including the overuse of social media. #Fascinating

 What Really Is A Sustainable Diet? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:39:54

While consuming a sustainable diet is becoming more popular among consumers, do you really know what eating sustainably really means when it comes to your lifestyle habits?  You may be very surprised.

 The Latest On Food Allergies | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: 00:30:49

About 32 million people have food allergies in the US, with over 10% of them occurring in adults.  Tune in to learn more about food allergies and the latest research on preventing one of major allergies that occurs among children. 

 Should Your Hair Go On A Diet? | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: 00:30:51

You diet and lifestyle can have a significant impact on your hair.  In this episode, Dr. Nicole Rogers enlightens us on on the connection.  #Fascinating

 Prediabetes: The Latest Problem Among Young Adults | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: 00:47:57

Approximately 96 million American adults—more than 1 in 3—have prediabetes and about 20% of these folks are young adults.  This episodes takes a deep dive into what prediabetes is and how to reduce your risk.

 Do You Need To Beef Up on Protein to Bulk Up? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:27:46

Leslie Bonci, RD, Sports Dietitian for the NFL Kansas City Chiefs, sets the record straight on how much protein you need to consume daily for healthy muscle mass.  It's more than just that amount you consume; it's also about the quality and timing of your protein intake.  Tune in to hear the latest.

 Season 7 Recap | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:10:39

And that's a wrap!  Here is the recap of Season 7 covering everything from added sugars to how your diet may be impacting your mental health.  We want to thank all of our listeners for subscribing to Spot On! and contributing to over 115,000 plays to-date!  We couldn't have done it without you.   Thank you for listening! Find us on Social:

 The Not So Sweet News About Added Sugars | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: 00:34:05

We are consuming approximately 17 teaspoons of added sugars daily. No, I am not kidding.  Researcher Dr. Michael Goran and author of Sugarproof Kids will enlighten you on how added sugars affect your health, where to find them in your diet, and what strategies you can use to ratchet down your sweet tooth. It's a sweet listen. Thank you for listening! Find us on Social:

 Don't Get Scammed! | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: 00:37:30

If you're answering your phone, reading your emails and text messages, or using social media, you're a target for scammers. Consumer Reports, Investigative reporter, Octavio Blanco, joined me to discuss how to stop a scam and protect yourself. This episode is fascinating and a must listen to! Thank you for listening! Find us on Social:

 One Person's Trash Is Another Person's Dinner: #StopFoodWaste | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: 00:37:53

We are throwing over 130 Billion pounds of edible foods annually in the trash can. Seriously?? We might as well just mosey up to the landfill, open our wallets, and toss $10 and $20 in the pile of rubbish as we are wasting our hard earned money by tossing out edible food. Rosanne Rust, RDN, author of Zero Waste Cooking, shares with us tips on how to effectively shop, prepare, and store food so that you don’t waste it. This episode will give the inspiration to #StopFoodWaste and save yourself tons of money. Thank you for listening! Find us on Social:

 Why Your Diet Should Include SMASH | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: 00:29:53

Should your diet include SMASH foods?  The answer is YES if you want to live longer and healthier.  Our guest speaker, Maya Feller, RDN, and nutrition expert for Good Morning America, is here to answer all of your questions about SMASH, which are specific fish you should be eating, and how to get them in your diet.   Thank you for listening! Find us on Social:

 Are Halo Foods Really Angelic? | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: 00:28:53

We are continually hearing in the media about trendy foods that that sound healthy but the question is: are they really as angelic as they sound? In this episode, Skylar Griggs, RDN, sets us straight on how to spot foods that do or do not live up to their hype.   Thank you for listening! Find us on Social:

 Is CBD Help Or Hype? | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: 00:35:41

This episode is geared to answering all the questions you may have on CBD.  Janice Newell Bissex, RDN and Holistic Cannabis Practitioner, and professor of cannabis therapy at John Patrick University School of Integrative & Functional Medicine join me to help us understand the world of CBD, also referred to as cannabis, and what the latest research is telling us about its potential health benefits. Thank you for listening! Find us on Social:

 Is Your Diet Making You Depressed? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:25:52

Would you change your diet if it can improve your mental health? Evidence suggests certain dietary patterns containing specific nutrients can reduce symptoms of some of the most common mental health disorders. We have invited our recurring guest, Toby Amidor, on SpotOn! to share with us her expertise on mental health nutrition. For the past 13 years, she has been the nutrition expert for, and a founding contributor to their Healthy Eats Blog. You would not want to miss out on this episode. --- Thank you for listening! Find us on Social:

 Goodbye Booze. Hello Mocktails | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: 00:26:11

A healthier drinking option with a similar experience and lots of fun? Yes, please! We have been seeing a trend in the Sober Curious Movement so we're starting off Season 7 with Goodbye Booze, Hello Mocktails with Diana Licalzi, RDN, and author of the book,  Mocktail Party.  She tells us why many folks are looking to Rethink Their Drink, yet still have a festive time partying. --- Thank you for listening! Find us on Social:


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