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Emergency Preparedness

Host: Dr. Jennifer Hunter, Assistant Director for Family and Consumer Sciences Extension, University of Kentucky 

Guest: Sarah Hanks, Senior Extension Associate for Healthy Homes

Episode 49

Being prepared before emergencies arise can make a difficult situation a little easier to handle.  In this episode, Dr. Jennifer Hunter and Sarah Hanks discuss the important items to keep in your emergency kit and the importance of having emergency plans for your family.

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The Science Behind the Keto Diet

Host: Dr. Jennifer Hunter, Assistant Director for Family and Consumer Sciences Extension, University of Kentucky 

Guest: Dr. Heather Norman-Burgdolf, Extension Specialist for Nutrition and Health

Episode 41

Have you heard of the Keto Diet?  If you have spent any time on social media, you've probably seen lots of posts referencing this diet; but, do you really understand how it works and the processes your body is going through when you follow this type of diet?  Listen in to this episode of Talking FACS as Dr. Jennifer Hunter and Dr. Heather Norman-Burgdolf explore the science behind the Ketogenic Diet.

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Sweet Enough without all that Sugar

Host: Dr. Jennifer Hunter, Assistant Director for Family and Consumer Sciences Extension, University of Kentucky 

Guest: Dr. Heather Norman-Burgdolf, Extension Specialist for Nutrition and Health

Episode 40

Sugar is everywhere!  In this episode of Talking FACS, Dr. Jennifer Hunter and Dr. Heather Norman-Burgdolf delve into the low down on sugar.  They talk about sugar's role in our bodies, as well as how consuming too much can lead to serious health conditions.  They wrap up their discussion with realistic ways to reduce sugar in the diet.

Publication: Sweet Enough without all that Sugar

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Probiotics and More

Host: Dr. Jennifer Hunter, Assistant Director for Family and Consumer Sciences Extension, University of Kentucky 

Guest: Dr. Heather Norman-Burgdolf, Extension Specialist for Nutrition and Health

Episode 39

Probiotics, prebiotics, symbiotics, oh my! In this episode of Talking FACS, Dr. Hunter and Dr. Norman-Burgdolf are talking about the bacteria in your gut! Listen for an informed discussion about the gut bacteria and its impact on your overall health.

All the terms mentioned in this discussion can be found in the full episode transcript.

The Gluten Free Diet

Host: Dr. Jennifer Hunter, Assistant Director for Family and Consumer Sciences Extension, University of Kentucky 

Guest: Dr. Heather Norman-Burgdolf, Extension Specialist for Nutrition and Health

Episode 38

Some people think that going "Gluten Free" may help them become healthier.  But do you really know what gluten is?  This week on Talking FACS, Dr. Heather Norman-Burgdolf shares with Dr. Jennifer Hunter some of the truths and misconceptions about gluten and the role that it plays in a healthy diet.

The Gluten Free Choice

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Making your Fitness App Work for you!

Host: Dr. Jennifer Hunter, Assistant Director for Family and Consumer Sciences Extension, University of Kentucky 

Guest: Natalie Jones, Extension Specialist for Family Health

Episode 37

With more than 320K fitness apps currently available for download, selecting the best app for you can be a bit daunting.  This week, Dr. Jennifer Hunter visits with Natalie Jones to discuss the key components of fitness apps that can make your fitness journey successful. 

Download the FitBlueKY app from the app store on your device.

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All About Essential Oils

Host: Dr. Jennifer Hunter, Assistant Director for Family and Consumer Sciences Extension, University of Kentucky 

Guest: Dr. Heather Norman-Burgdolf, Extension Specialist for Nutrition and Health and Natalie Jones, Extension Specialist for Family Health

Episode 36

This week, Dr. Jennifer Hunter sits down with our Extension Health Specialists, Dr. Heather Norman-Burgdolf and Natalie Jones to talk about essential oils.  Based on the research, they talk about safe application and use.  They also share information about individuals who SHOULD NOT use essential oils.  Throughout the discussion, they highlight the importance of talking with your healthcare provider about your use of these products.

Self Care and Stress Management

Host: Dr. Jennifer Hunter, Assistant Director for Family and Consumer Sciences Extension, University of Kentucky 

Guest: Natalie Jones, Extension Specialist for Family Health

Episode 33

In this episode, Dr. Jennifer Hunter sits down with Extension Specialist for Family Health, Natalie Jones, to discuss methods for preventing stress from becoming distress.  Natalie outlines five tips for preventing overwhelming stress and four strategies for handling stress.

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Your Year to Quit . . . Smoking

Host:  Dr. Jennifer Hunter, Assistant Director for Family and Consumer Sciences Extension, University of Kentucky

Guest: Alex Elswick, Extension Specialist for Substance Use Prevention and Recovery

Episode 30

People who smoke often choose to quit as the new year rolls around.  In this episode of Talking FACS, Dr. Jennifer Hunter sits down with Alex Elswick to discuss the very real issues that surround smoking cessation.  Alex recommends steps to follow that may lead to a successful quit experience.  He also provides encouragement for those who have tried before but have been unsuccessful in their quit attempts.

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For additional resources and information visit:

It's Never Too Early to Quit

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Tips from Former Smokers

or visit @CDCTobaccoFree on Facebook and Twitter.

Be An Active Family

Host: Dr. Jennifer Hunter, Assistant Director for Family and Consumer Sciences Extension, University of Kentucky 

Guest: Natalie Jones, Extension Specialist for Family Health

Episode 28

 

Being an active family is a great way to develop and nurture healthy family relationships!  In this episode of Talking FACS, Dr. Jennifer Hunter sits down with Natalie Jones to discuss the importance of getting active and staying active!  She provides great tips for incorporating activity into every day family life as well as giving suggestions for being active as a family tradition.

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