Season 1, Episode 10: Our Health Is In Our Hands

This episode features Joy Bauer, MS, RDN, who is one of the nation’s leading health authorities. She is the nutrition and healthy lifestyle expert for NBC’s TODAY show and host of NBC’s Health + Happiness. Joy reminds us that our health is in our hands – we have the power to build ourselves and give ourselves a fighting chance. Let’s all do our best to build our bodies! 

Joy Bauer gives her tips on building an empire. Find out what your strengths are, and then hire the smartest people in all your other areas. Are you low on funds? Joy says to figure out a way around it by swapping the funds and, instead, creating a partnership. Do whatever will make you shine the brightest – it's totally worth it. Listening to other people and being super flexible can be your biggest superpower. Plus, we talk about the latest food trends, including eating fats, not counting calories, leafy greens, and drinking teas. Joy also reveals how to build robust immune health – we all have the power to do these immune system boosting tricks! 

In This Episode:
  •  [18:00] Figure out what is within your wheelhouse, and then hire people who specialize in all of the other areas. 
  • [22:30] School will only get you so far – the biggest lessons you will learn are from listening to people. 
  • [30:55] About the latest food trends, including eating various fats, not counting calories, and leafy greens.
  • [37:00] All of our failures are a potential success – try and learn something to become better, stronger, and more resilient from every failure.
  • [46:15] How to build robust immune health.
  • [53:25] About antioxidants and how they act as guards in our bodies.  

Meet Joy Bauer
Joy Bauer, MS, RDN, is one of the nation’s leading health authorities. She is the nutrition and healthy lifestyle expert for NBC’s TODAY show and the host of NBC’s Health + Happiness. Joy is also a monthly columnist for Woman’s Day magazine, the official nutritionist for the New York City Ballet and the creator of Joy is a #1 New York Times best-selling author with 14 best-sellers to her credit. Her newest book, Joy Bauer’s Superfood! 150 Recipes For Eternal Youth, features mouthwatering dishes to enhance health, boost energy and increase longevity.

In the earlier part of her career, Joy was the Director of Nutrition and Fitness for the Department of Pediatric Cardiology at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York City, as well as the clinical dietitian for their neurosurgical team. One of Joy’s most rewarding experiences was creating and implementing “Heart Smart Kids,” a health program for underprivileged children living in Harlem. Prior to making the jump to media, she taught Anatomy & Physiology and Sports Nutrition at NYU’s School of Continuing Education, as she worked to build what would soon become the largest private nutrition center in the country.

Passionate about delivering scientifically sound, realistic information to millions of Americans, Joy has received countless awards including the National Media Excellence Award from two of the most esteemed organizations, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and the American Society of Nutrition Science. She is also continuously featured in prominent publications including The New York Times, Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, People, US Weekly, Life&Style, Parade, and more.  When she’s not dishing out health info or sharing delicious recipes on TV, you’ll find Joy making a mess in her kitchen or spending quality time with her husband, three kids, and fur-baby, Gatsby.