Why How Your Food is Grown Matters

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Why How Your Food is Grown Matters

Podcast Episode 82

Did you know that how food is grown affects both our health and that of our environment? Our current environmental crisis is necessitating new approaches to agriculture that may also offer solutions! If you thought soil was just soil, think again! Join our conversation with Jennifer Maynard and learn about why growing food using organic or regenerative farming practices can help prevent soil erosion, support the environment and ultimately produce more nutritious foods that can support and improve your health.

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      • How does how the food is grown affect the quality of the food?
      • How does the soil microbiome affect the health of the planet?
      • Do plants have conversations?
      • Why is biodiversity important?
      • Does regeneratively grown food have more nutrients?
      • When are insects helpful?
      • What the heck is aquaponics?
      • What is Chayote?
      • What can I do as a consumer to drive change?
      • How can I connect more with my food?
      • How might I reduce the antibodies associated with Hashimoto’s?
      • What the heck are “rambo radishes”?


1. Nutrition For Longevity: https://nutritionforlongevity.com/

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2. Kohlrabi!   Here’s a recipe: Oil Free Kohlrabi Carrot Slaw by Tina Marinaccio MS RD CPT 

3. Center for Biological Diversity biologicaldiversity.org

4. Chayote: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chayote

About the Show

Mary Purdy, MS, RDN, dishes out easy-to-digest info, tips, and advice about nutrition & lifestyle, backed by over 12 years of clinical experience, a passion for sustainability and a healthy sense of humor. Join the weekly conversation! Episodes come out weekly.

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ABOUT MARY Mary Purdy is a Registered Dietitian with a Masters in Clinical Nutrition from Bastyr University where she is Adjunct Faculty. She writes, consults and  speaks at conferences throughout the year,  and was the Keynote speaker at the 2019 Bastyr University Commencement. Past experience includes:

  • 4 years as Coach and Clinical Education Lead at Arivale, Seattle
  • 8 years in private practice
  • 5 years Clinical Supervisor at Bastyr Center for Natural Health

Mary takes an integrative/holistic approach to diet, health & wellness, promotes plant-based and sustainable eating habits and believes that food is medicine!

MARY’S BOOKS: The Microbiome Diet Reset & Serving the Broccoli Gods


DISCLAIMER: This podcast is intended for entertainment purposes only. Please consult your doctor before following any information you hear here. The opinions expressed here are those exclusively of Mary Purdy, the Show’s producers, and guests.


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