Real World Paleo
About This Show
Nutritional therapist and reverse diabetes coach Christine Lehmann talks with her guests about living healthy in the real world. We cover trends and research in nutrition, the psychology of eating, food allergies and sensitivities, autoimmune conditions and type 2 diabetes, how to destress with yoga and meditation and get motivated to move and exercise. Tune in every Friday and learn, laugh and live empowered!
Most Recent Episode
Why buying dark chocolate from direct trade organic companies matters
2 days ago
This is Episode 88 of the Real World Wellness Podcast and part 2 of a 2-part series on the benefits of buying and eating high-quality dark chocolate. Christine describes what "bean to bar" means and how that compares to bulk chocolate. She runs through the fermentation, roasting, grinding, refining and tempering process used for "bean to bar" chocolate and how old-fashioned grinding compares to the newer violent process used by large chocolate factories. She also gives you a primer on the meaning of the percentage of cacao or cocoa,"direct trade" versus "fair trade," USDA certified organic, and 100% organic, and how these certifications and practices benefit local cacao farmers. Resources: https://www.tazachocolate.com/ https://madecasse.com/made-at-the-source/ http://www.scharffenberger.com http://www.cacaoprieto.com/ http://www4.ncsu.edu/~lkberlam/World_Forestry/ Next Episode: Christine will talk about thyroid health including what to do when your thyroid is removed.