Eat Your Way to Wellness
A physician’s assistant and culinary medicine expert covers many health topics, giving practical advice on the relationship between food and wellness.
S01:E01 - Are All Calories Equal?
In this season premiere, Jessica DeLuise, a physician assistant and culinary medicine specialist, shares her favorite methods for navigating ingredient choices and nutrition labels at the grocery store. In the kitchen, for a fresh spin on a Thanksgiving inspired meal - whole lemon herb chicken, quinoa "stuffing", and apple pie chia seed pudding.
S01:E02 - Dairy Free Foods
Jessica DeLuise, a physician assistant and culinary medicine specialist, goes behind the scenes of a dairy-free fruit pop company to learn about allergen friendly food production. In the kitchen for dairy free, creamy curry butternut soup & no-bake, lemon, cashew cheesecake. Then at the table with a certified health coach to discuss some tips to help you stick to your wellness goals.
S01:E03 - High Blood Pressure & A Salt Cave
Jessica DeLuise heads to a salt cave to learn about the effect salt has on wellness and blood pressure. In the kitchen, to whip up a plant based meal of Mediterranean red lentil salad & veggie skewers. A kitchen guest reveals tips for choosing and pairing wine. At the kitchen table with an American Heart spokesperson, who survived cardiac arrest, and the importance of hands only CPR.
S01:E04 - Constipation & Gut Health
Jessica DeLuise visits with owners of a pickle company to discuss the impact fermented foods have on gut health and how to ferment pickles at home. In the kitchen to make swordfish lettuce wraps, ginger sesame sauce, and coconut ice cream. At the table with physical therapist and pelvic floor specialist, to discuss the proper position for toileting.
S01:E05 - The Low Carb Diet & Vodka Distillery
Jessica DeLuise reviews facts about low carb diets and takes a tour of a vodka distillery. In the kitchen for shredded lime, vodka chicken fajitas with avocado crema on a flax wrap with pomegranate, and cucumber cocktails. At the kitchen table with an internal medicine physician to gain their perspective on low carb diets, if they work for weight loss, and how it relates to intermittent fasting.
S01:E06 - Anxiety & CBD
Jessica DeLuise explores modalities that may help with anxiety relief. She visits a CBD farm to discuss how it may effect mood and what to lookout for before using the product. In the kitchen for salmon cakes, homemade Ceasar dressing, and sugar-free chocolate covered strawberries. At the table, with a clinical therapist to review breathing and grounding techniques, relaxation apps & other ideas.
S01:E07 - Celiac Diseae & Gluten Intolerance
Jessica DeLuise, a physician assistant and culinary medicine specialist, reviews the difference between celiac disease and gluten intolerance. At a local bakery, she discovers options for gluten free flour and how to use it at home. In the kitchen for gluten free sweet potato gnocchi pasta with kale pesto and carrot cake cupcakes with vegan icing. At the table with the founder of Beyond Celiac.
S01:E08 - Joint Pain & Arthritis
Osteoarthritis, often called "wear and tear disease"affects 40M people in the US. Jessica DeLuise explores some options for relief including various nutrients and deep freezing as she hops into a cryotherapy chamber. In the kitchen for spaghetti squash lo mien and pineapple teriyaki shrimp. At the table with an orthopedic surgeon to discuss arthritis and lifestyle modification.
S01:E09 - Seasonal Allergies & Honey
Jessica DeLuise, a physician assistant and culinary medicine specialist, speaks with a local bee-keeper about the declining bee population and if honey can help with seasonal allergies symptoms. In the kitchen for stuffed cabbage leaves with beef and caluiflower rice and a pear & honey crostata. At the table with the owners of a grass fed and finished beef farm.
S01:E10 - A Fresh Take on an Italian Comfort Meal With Mom
Like so many others, Jessica DeLuise is looking to enjoy her favorite comfort foods in new and refreshing ways. Jessica is joined by a special guest, her mom, to reminisce on childhood memories and share their lightened up versions of meatballs and marinara sauce, penne alla vodka, and a flourless honey almond cake inspired by the classic Italian tri-color cookie.