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PTP391 Hypoglycemia Vesanto Melina
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In this episode of The Plant Trainers Podcast, we talk with Vesanto Melina about how to adjust your diet if you are living with hypoglycemia or often get the case of being hangry! We begin by looking into this 78 year old dietician’s run in with the dairy industry and how to get enough calcium and vitamin D without the dairy products too. Then we move into managing low blood sugar levels and talk about lots of ways to make small changes to meals to stay satiated longer. You’ll love the tips you get here for children and adults and you may even find you can begin going longer stretches between meals. And of course she gives some good seasonal meal ideas.

Vesanto Melina, MS, Registered Dietitian is co-author of books that have won awards in the U.S. and Canada and received star rating by the American Library Association as “the go-to books” on plant-based nutrition. Most recent are Becoming Vegan (Comprehensive and Express Edition) and The Kick Diabetes Cookbook, (all with dietitian Brenda Davis). Vesanto has taught nutrition at Seattle’s Bastyr University and at the University of British Columbia and is a government consultant. She is lead author of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics current Position Paper on Vegetarian Diets. She is an internationally known speaker.


In this episode we discuss:

  • Community
  • The dairy industry getting shaken up
  • Grumpiness
  • Transitioning ideas for compromise with family
  • Blood sugar level
  • Understanding hypoglycemia
  • How to adjust your meals to keep better levels
  • What to eat if your sugar is low
  • Legumes for kids
  • Getting calcium and vitamin D
  • Some nice meals


Links to things we mentioned:

Biofy Limitless Greens – Grab your coupon

Plant-Based Comfort Foods – eCookBook

Putting An End To Picky Eaters

Vesanto Melina – Website, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter

Becoming Vegan

Kick Diabetes Cookbook

Nourish Your Plant-Based Pregnancy with Brenda Davis – PTP383

Optimizing Plant-Based Nutrition with Reshma Shah, MD – PTP379

Plant-Based Paediatrics with Dr. Reshma Shah – PTP270

The Paleo Debate with Brenda Davis R.D. – PTP210

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