With everything going on the world, Josh and I took some time to reconsider whether it made sense to come out with the second season of the Today Is The Day podcast right now. Is there relevance to what we're sharing as we face a global pandemic of a virus that's reach and implications remains so unknown.
After much thought we landed here: the show will go on. And it goes back to why we started it in the first place.
Podcasting is today what blogging was when I started this work back in 2008. Basically, everyone has one and it's easy to get started! And just like blogging back in 2008, just because you can do it, it doesn't mean you should or that it will be any good. A recent article in Forbes stated that there are now over 800,000 active podcasts with over 54 million podcast episodes currently available worldwide. In summary, there are a lot of podcasts out there. Did the world need my health podcast? Clearly I thought it did, and this is why.
I have been working in this field since 2008, and I have seen so many changes within the health field and within the greater health industry. There is more health information available now than ever before, but it's not necessarily translating into greater health. I am finding through social media and specifically through my Culinary Nutrition Expert students that, even though the general population is more informed, everyone is also feeling dramatically more confused, and now, also afraid. Striving for optimal health has become more complicated than it should be and as a result, I see people just hide from and forgo all of it.
Now, having written here on this website for more than a decade, I could easily say, "No problem Confused Cathy, I've got you covered. Just pop over to my blog and read from the beginning. Just a quick one thousand or so posts to get through and by the end, all will be crystal clear." These days, listening to a good health podcast is much easier.
This is ultimately at the root of why Josh and I wanted to start the Today Is The Day Podcast.
We wanted to be that voice of reason that could break through the clutter, the noise, the trends, and the blogs, podcasts, books, documentaries and experts that are all, in most cases, perfectly brilliant, but that also serve to perfectly contradict each other and confuse you in the process.
The big question that everyone is trying to answer is: "What do I need to do for my health? My partner's health? My child's health?" The answer is remarkably simple and the most complicated of all because there isn't an answer. There is no single solution for every human on the planet and as such, there is no single expert who has all the answers for everyone, nor a single dietary protocol, supplement, or approach that will work for everyone. However, there are big and important considerations that do apply to most people, most of the time. These big considerations aren't flashy, exciting or newsworthy and because of this, we overlook them as we hunt through the details in the hopes of finding that one missing bit that will solve everything. Health just doesn't work that way, though.
Josh and I got to thinking, how can we be part of the solution rather than the mix of conflicting information and overwhelm? How can we serve the individuals that seek our guidance, opinion and distillation of the research? That is how the Today Is The Day Podcast came to be.
Our objective with every show is to simplify and strip back the complicated contradictions to the basic essential, evidence-supported information and offer the tools and strategies to empower listeners to know what needs to be done.
We chose episode topics for our health podcast based on what you ask us most often or where we've seen the most confusion. The questions we ask and attempt to answer typically don't have direct yes or no responses, but a good solid "it depends" and we explain why. The why is important and often missing.
And so instead of needing to read the 1,000+ blog posts here and over on the Academy of Culinary Nutrition blog, you can just start by listening to season 1 of the Today Is The Day Podcast. It would be tough to pick favourites, but the most popular episodes include:
- Can You Cure An Autoimmune Disease?
- Do We Really Need To Detox?
- What The Heck Should I Eat?
- How To Eat Healthy On A Budget
Season 2 of our health podcast is starting this week and in this season, we're digging deeper into some more controversial topics. I don't want to share everything at once, but you can listen to the trailer and find links to the first two episodes below. We had a lot of fun recording this season!
What We Talk About: The ridiculously simple approach Josh and I take to making our healthy lifestyle effortless at home and beyond.
Why You Want to Listen: Learn how to make healthy living simple and easy, plus how you can decide whether a health trend is just a passing fad.
What We Talk About: The factors that affect the expression of our genes to understand whether the genetics we’re born with are the cause of our health problems.
Why You Want to Listen: Learn how to influence your genes today - because your genetics aren't your destiny.
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