Food Co-ops, Quarantined Disney Rides, Jokes and Pranks, Couples Therapy, At-home Cooking Tips, Strengthening Your Immune System

Food Co-ops, Quarantined Disney Rides, Jokes and Pranks, Couples Therapy, At-home Cooking Tips, Strengthening Your Immune System

The Lisa Show

  • Apr 1, 2020 12:00 pm
  • 1:41:10 mins

The Why of Food Co-ops (0:00:00) When you’re perusing the aisles of your local grocery store, do you ever stop and wonder: “Where does all this food come from? And who’s in charge of getting it here?” Believe it or not, only 4 major corporations own 60% of grocery sales in the US. And this may be detrimental to our local economies. This is why many people have been turning to food co-ops, a potentially more economy-friendly alternative to our regular grocery stores. Joining us today is Jon Steinman, author of the book “ Grocery Story: The Promises of Food Co-ops in the Age of Grocery Giants ”, here to talk with us about food co-ops. Quarantined Disney Rides (0:23:45) Did your family have to sacrifice a trip together because of the recent pandemic? Are your kids bummed that their vacation was cancelled? We never enjoy disappointing our kids, and it seems like we’re doing that a lot lately by enforcing the social distancing rules in our own homes. But, one woman isn’t letting the effects of the coronavirus stop her from giving her kids the staycation of their dreams. Julie Thornock , a registered nurse and mom of 5, recreated iconic Disney rides in their home. She joins us on the show today. Comedy, Jokes and Pranks (0:34:53) Happy April Fool’s Day! Does everything that’s happened over the first couple months of 2020 feel like one big prank? Unfortunately, it’s all real. And considering the circumstances, we need something to joke about and laugh at. But at the same time, tensions and stress are high, and people may not respond well to pranks right now. So how can we find the balance between good-natured fun and a mean or insensitive prank this April 1st? Joining us on the show today to help us is sketch comedian, Stacey Harkey. He is a former cast member of Studio C and a current cast member on JK! Studios. Couples Therapy (0:50:35) There’s a lot of stigma surrounding “couple’s therapy.” If your friend tells you they’re going to start attending couple’s therapy with their partner, you immediately begin to worry about the state of their relationship. They must be one step away from a graveyard relationship—right? Well our next guest says there’s no reason to be afraid of working your relationship issues out with a therapist. Couple’s therapy could be good for you and your significant other before and after marriage. Joining us to debunk the myths surrounding couple’s therapy and talk about the benefits is Dr. Holly Parker, psychologist and author. At-Home Cooking Tips (1:15:30) Never has making food at home been so important as when there’s no other choice . . . like right now. How many of us have been struggling with this? For some of us, it might be our first time really cooking for ourselves. For others, it might just be hard to figure out different things to put on the table every day. And it can be a discouraging process. Maria Liberati, an award-winning chef and former PBS TV host, says, "Whether forced to or not, cooking at home will improve your quality of life. You not only experience all the benefits of eating freshly cooked meals, but you also develop a connection with your food and the others in your home as well.” We loved her philosophy and thought we could use a little of her positivity, so we invited her on the show to share some of her cooking tips with us. Strengthing Your Immune System (1:24:55) There are many things we can do to avoid getting sick: wash our hands, stop touching our face, and keep our distance from other sick people. But one of the best things we can do is take extra care to strengthen our immune systems. Doing this will ensure that our bodies can fight off any bacteria or viruses coming our way. By incorporating certain foods and lifestyle choices, we can help our immune systems work more effectively. Here to tell us everything we need to know about boosting our immune system is friend of the show Dr. Weston Spencer. Dr. Spencer is a pediatrician at Alpine Pediatrics.