Episode 064 - Alana Kessler: Deconstructing Game Changing Nutrition

D&D Fitness Radio Podcast show

Summary: In Episode 064 of the D&amp;D Fitness Radio Podcast, we introduce nutrition expert, Alana Kessler, to talk with us about the issues presented in the recent Netflix Documentary, “Game Changers.” The documentary was produced by filmmaker James Cameron and discusses the benefits of a plant-based diet over more conventional meat-based diets. The documentary takes the side of plant-based diets and introduces a variety of athletes that have been training and competing as vegans. It also takes a closer look at the impacts of plant- versus meat-based diets on blood composition, sexual function and overall health, with some of these demonstrations creating compelling arguments for switching to plants. We pose some of the issues presented in “Game Changers” to Alana to get her opinion on what is valid and what may be over-simplified. As you can imagine, the answers are not so simple as ‘plant’ is better than ‘meat’. Alana discusses how you enhance and clean up your diet without taking sides in the plant versus meat debate.<br><br>Alana Kessler, MS, RDN E-RYT is the founder of Be Well by Alana Kessler. She’s a graduate of NYU with a Bachelor’s and Master’s of Science in Clinical Nutrition. In 1999, as a freshman in college, she began practicing Yoga and meditation, after which, she continued on to train as an Ayurveda Specialist and Weight Management expert. She’s an accredited member of the of the CDR &amp; American Dietetic Association and an E-RYT (Expert Registered Yoga Teacher) through Yoga Alliance. She continues to attend continued education classes and seminars in clinical nutrition, Yoga, meditation, psycho-spiritual psychology, and alternative wellness methods. Alana has been most notably featured in Vogue, Women’s Health, Bustle, Reader’s Digest, and appeared on The Dr. Oz Show. <br><br><br>For more information on Alana Kessler, you can follow her via the links below:<br><br>Website: <a href="https://www.bewellbyak.com/" rel="noopener">https://www.bewellbyak.com/</a><br>Instagram: <a href="https://www.instagram.com/themindfulnutritioncoach/" rel="noopener">https://www.instagram.com/themindfulnutritioncoach/</a><br>Facebook: <a href="https://www.facebook.com/AlanaHKessler" rel="noopener">https://www.facebook.com/AlanaHKessler</a><br>Twitter: <a href="https://twitter.com/AlanaKessler" rel="noopener">https://twitter.com/AlanaKessler</a><br><br>The D&amp;D Fitness Radio podcast is available at the following locations for downloadable audio, including: <br><br><a href="https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/d-d-fitness-radio-podcast/id1331724217" rel="noopener">https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/d-d-fitness-radio-podcast/id1331724217</a><br><br><a href="https://www.iheart.com/podcast/966-d-d-fitness-radio-28797988/" rel="noopener">https://www.iheart.com/podcast/966-d-d-fitness-radio-28797988/</a><br><br><a href="https://www.spreaker.com/show/d-and-d-fitness-radios-show" rel="noopener">https://www.spreaker.com/show/d-and-d-fitness-radios-show</a><br><br><a href="https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCaSE9HujEdTvptQ7rsmKRjg" rel="noopener">https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCaSE9HujEdTvptQ7rsmKRjg</a><br><br><a href="https://player.fm/series/dd-fitness-radio-podcast" rel="noopener">https://player.fm/series/dd-fitness-radio-podcast</a><br><br>You can reach both Don and Derek at the following locations: <br><br>Don Saladino: <br><a href="http://www.DonSaladino.com" rel="noopener">http://www.DonSaladino.com</a> <br>Twitter and Instagram - @DonSaladino <br>YouTube - <a href="http://www.youtube.com/donsaladino" rel="noopener">http://www.youtube.com/donsaladino</a> <br><br>Derek M. Hansen: <a href="http://www.SprintCoach.com" rel="noopener">http://www.SprintCoach.com</a> <br>Twitter and Instagram - @DerekMHansen <br>YouTube - <a href="http://youtube.com/derekmhansen" rel="noopener">http://youtube.com/derekmhansen</a>