Ep 24: Rebecca Thistlethwaite – Author, Farmer and Sustainability Consultant
Rebecca Thistlethwaite discusses her passion for food, farming, and sustainable business models that advance equity, ecological integrity and restore human relationships. Bio: Rebecca Thistlethwaite is the author of Farms with...
Ep 23: Raleigh City Farm – Rebekah Beck, General Manager
Our guest is Rebekah Beck, General Manager of Raleigh City Farm in North Carolina. Listen as she teaches us about Raleigh City Farm, the importance of urban farms, community...
Ep 22: For the Sake of Soil – A Seasoned Perspective from Eastern Iowa Farmers
A panel of Eastern Iowa Farmers who care deeply about soil health and water quality. These Iowa natives have decades of experience in agriculture and have seen first-hand the effects of un-sustainable agricultural practices on the landscape of Iowa. Listen as we discuss the importance of soil health, the problems and opportunities future farmers face, and ways we can improve agriculture for better food and environment.
Ep 21: Water and Rural Economics – Gary Siegwarth, 2018 Independent Candidate for Iowa Governor
Spotify Stitcher Gary Siegwarth ran for Governor of Iowa in 2018 as an Independent Candidate and formed the Clear Water Party of Iowa. Listen as he discusses the future...
Ep 20: Alemany Farm – San Francisco’s Largest Urban Farm
Chris Chimenti, Volunteer Co-Manager at Alemany Farm teaches us about San Francisco’s largest urban farm and its role in building a better food system About Alemany Farm Friends of...
Organic, Non-GMO, Kosher, Rainforest Alliance, Halal, Fair Trade… Bird Friendly? While these labels are nice to see on products and make us feel good when we buy them, they can get extremely confusing. We could do away with all of these certifications, and empower consumers to better navigate the food in their shopping carts in...
Ah, olive oil. It’s healthy, it’s delicious – just opening a bottle puts our cooking ability on par with that of a professional chef. Some people take shots of it every morning. Two women who lived to be over 120 years old both said drinking it was the key to a long life (along with...
Think about your favorite grocery store and mentally go through the aisles. Appreciate the products that are there. Now, as you pick your favorite fresh fruit or vegetable, imagine the story of where it was grown, how it was picked, and the events that took place to get it in the store. I would not...
Understanding where your food originates from may not be something that many think of but when you grow up on a farm, it is literally right in front of you. Whether it be from raising your own beef to knowing where each of the cucumbers which are being made into pickles originated, it is a...
Think of a time you haven’t felt well. Let’s say you have a sore throat, dizziness, swollen glands, and feel achy all over. You are miserable and you just want to start feeling better. Unsure of what may be going on, you go to your phone and you type in your symptoms, yielding 66 results...
The good news – Americans are becoming more interested and aware of the food we consume and why informed nutrition is important. The bad news – The road to informed nutrition and food literacy is confusing and intricate. There is a lot of information on the type of foods we should eat, the quantities we...
Organic? Non-GMO? Natural?
We’re cutting through the misinformation surrounding food and teaching our listeners how, when, and what to ask in order to get the information they need.
Living a healthy lifestyle is hard.
With so much questionable information out there surrounding health, we’re here to make it easier by giving it to you straight
Fact, fiction… fitting?
We’re here to give you the information you need to make the right decisions for your body and your lifestyle.
Kari is a wife, mother, and teacher with a passion for helping others learn to ask questions and seek out information. Health and nutrition play a crucial role in her life so that she can continue to enjoy being active and there for her family.
Alex is a Doctor of Physical Therapy and the creator of Advancing Her. She is passionate about promoting a lifestyle of health and wellness through compassionate, person-centered care.