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The Three Aminos Podcast: Real Nutrition for Real People

The Three Aminos is a podcast for people who are tired of conflicting nutrition advice that seems too good to be true. Julian Whitford, MPH, RDN, Molly Haas MS, RD, and Lauren Rice, MPH, RDN are Registered Dietitian Nutritionists who met in their nutritional sciences graduate program at the University of Washington.Twice a month, the trio will take on a current diet trend and discuss its merits and/or limitations using evidence-based science, experience, and a good dose of humor.- Can eating like Tom Brady help you throw a football?- Are eggs as bad for you as cigarettes?- Is it possible to despise kale and still be healthy?Let’s talk about it.From paleo to veganism to juice cleanses, nothing is off limits. We want to provide our audience with the information with which to make informed decisions about their health and wellbeing.

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Episode 4: How Whole is the Whole30?

As we move through the holiday season and get closer to 2018, many people are considering starting a diet. The Whole30 program is a popular diet that eliminates sugar, alcohol, grains, legumes, soy, and dairy in an effort to “reset” some of the negative effects of the typical American diet. Many people try the Whole30 as a means to lose weight, feel better, and identify any potential food intolerances. But how "whole" is the Whole30? Are there potential benefits or consequences to attempting this diet for 30 days? Tune in to this week's episode for the tools to decide if the Whole30 program is really the best way to support the WHOLE you.


11 Dec 2017

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Episode 9: Nutrition Hot Topics - Part 1

How much protein do we actually need? Is whole milk really that bad for you? In this week’s episode, we’re tackling these questions - and more - that many of you sent our way. We did the research, and some of what we discovered even surprised us!


5 Mar 2018

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Episode 12: Clean Eating, Part 1

What does it mean to eat clean? Today, we look at the research behind processed foods and consider whether or not it is possible to separate out health from life circumstance. We will discuss how dirty our food supply actually is and some easy ways to pay a little more attention to where food comes from.


23 Apr 2018

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Episode 3: Why Dieting Will Always Fail You

If you’re like 45 million other Americans, you’ve tried dieting this year. As registered dietitians practicing counseling in the nutrition world, we can empathize and understand why people are drawn to dieting. But there is consensus among researchers and professionals in the wellness community that dieting does not work. In today's episode, we highlight the evidence supporting WHY dieting FAILS YOU every time, what you can do to fight against diet culture, and ideas of how you can develop sustainable behaviors to support your health and happiness.

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27 Nov 2017

Rank #4

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Episode 2: A Very Brady Diet

In this week's episode, we're talking about Tom Brady's TB12 Method. Tom Brady is a five-time Super Bowl champion and continues to excel even at 40 years old (typically, football players are retired by 40!) Brady just released his first book, "The TB12 Method: How to Achieve a Lifetime of Sustained Peak Performance" in September 2017, and we're here today to break down some of Brady's claims made about exercise and nutrition.


13 Nov 2017

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Episode 11: Artificial Sweeteners

Few ingredients in our food supply have been more vilified than artificial sweeteners. Ever since the 1970s, these additives have been implicated in a host of health concerns ranging in severity from weight gain to cancer. But how much truth exists behind the rumors? With Julian on paternity leave, Lauren and Molly discuss if artificial sweeteners really deserve their bad reputation.


2 Apr 2018

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Episode 18: Nutrition Hot Topics - Part 2

The field of nutrition has many unanswered questions. Go online and you will find any number of unsubstantiated claims offered up by thousands of so-called experts with dubious credentials. In today’s episode, we hope to shed some light on various nutrition trends by answering your questions! Stay tuned for our take on gluten, collagen, adrenal fatigue and more.


8 Oct 2018

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Episode 19: Fiber 101

Fiber. We’ve talked about it before, we’ll talk about it again. Today we take a deeper dive into the subject and discuss the benefits of fiber, where to get it, and why most Americans don’t get enough.

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12 Nov 2018

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Episode 15: Alcohol 101 - Moderate Drinking & Your Health

Today’s topic is alcohol. The evidence is clear, heavy drinking is bad for our mental, physical, and social health. Therefore, we will not be discussing the dangers of binge drinking as we believe these to be well known. Instead, we talk about moderate drinking and its supposed health benefits. Can a glass of wine every day really be good for your heart? Pour yourself a beverage of choice and stay tuned to find out.


18 Jun 2018

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Episode 6: Introduction to Health At Every Size® (HAES®)

Change your body, they say. You’ll be healthier, they say. You’ll feel better, look better, and *do* better, they say. False. Today, it’s time to drown out the noise and learn about a growing and powerful movement in the wellness world called Health At Every Size. The Health at Every Size approach is founded on the principle that we accept and respect the diversity of ALL body shapes and sizes. It recognizes that a multitude of factors - including, but not limited to physical, social, emotional, occupational, structural, and systemic forces - all influence how well we live, and therefore, how healthy we are. It focuses on a person’s health behaviors in the context of their  life, rather than using markers such as weight and BMI to assess health. Today’s episode will challenge everything you *thought* you knew about weight.


22 Jan 2018

Rank #10