Episode 59: How Prioritizing Social Relationships Above Diet Improves Health

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Summary: Thanks for joining us for episode 59 of The Ancestral RD podcast. If you want to keep up with our podcasts, subscribe in iTunes and never miss an episode! Remember, please send us your question if you'd like us to answer it on the show! Today we are discussing the often overlooked but significant role social relationships play in recovering and maintaining health. Have you ever turned down hanging out with friends or family because of your diet? Or maybe you’ve just used diet as an excuse? You may be thinking the best thing for health is to focus on diet, and besides, that’s what social media is for, right? Today’s podcast is sure to to shed much needed light on these topics. Join us today as we discuss our opinions about how important diet is to health, share our personal stories about the influence social relationships have in our lives, and share research showing the impact social relationships have on health. Here's what Laura and Kelsey will be discussing in this episode: Laura and Kelsey’s opinions about how important diet is to overall health in relation to other lifestyle factors How dietary dogma and taking diet too seriously can be costly to social relationships The significant influence prioritizing social relationships has on recovering health and long term maintenance of health Discussion of a meta-analysis showing the influence of social relationships on mortality risk The effect of social media on relationships and personal well-being How Dallas Hartwig’s new program More Social Less Media can help you evaluate your social practices and how you use social media Laura and Kelsey’s personal stories of the impact their social relationships have had on their health and lives Social isolation caused by dietary restrictions When diet is used as an excuse to not socialize due to fear of forming and maintaining friendships The risk and effort involved in friendships Importance of creating boundaries with work time and personal time Links Discussed: KettleAndFire.com - Use the code AncestralRDs for a 15% discount off your first order of Kettle and Fire bone broth! Social Relationships and Mortality Risk: A Meta-analytic Review Dallas Hartwig's More Social Less Media TRANSCRIPT:  Laura: Hey everyone. Welcome to episode 59 of the Ancestral RDs podcast. I’m Laura Schoenfeld and with me is the new Kelsey Kinney! Kelsey: Hi guys. Laura: Are we calling you Kelsey Kinney yet? Kelsey: Not yet. Laura: Not yet? Kelsey: I want to have my website up with the new name and branding and everything, and that’s been taking a lot longer than it was supposed to. So for now at least for business stuff I’m holding off on it, but I just switched over my personal email today to my new email address which is kind of exciting. Laura: Yay! Kelsey: Yeah. Laura: Well it’s legally binding now that your last name is Kinney. Kelsey: Right. Exactly. Got to stick with it. Laura: We can still call you Marksteiner as long as you want us to. Kelsey: Yeah. So this weekend was really fun. We kind of did things a little bit differently than probably most people have their wedding. We did small, intimate gathering at a hotel in New York City with just our immediate family. Everybody came and stayed at the hotel with us, and we had the penthouse suite which had this outdoor patio area with a big, rustic, lovely looking table that just barely fit all of us there. There was 11 of us total. We brought food in. There was this place in Astoria where we live called Arepas Café and it’s a Venezuelan type of dish that’s like a corn…it’s almost like a corn pita bread kind of thing. It’s all corn though and you have all these slow cooked meats in there, and plantains, and stuff. So we brought that because it’s like our favorite thing here. Everybody ate dinner and then it actually started raining and we were outside with no cover. But it wasn’t supposed to rain a lot.