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Episode 137: All About the Gut

Episode 137: All About the Gut

May 19, 2019

Do you hear the term leaky gut all the time and wonder what it actually means? Want to know the science behind this common condition and whether you might have it? Curious about how we approach leaky gut in a functional medicine model? Tune in to hear Ali and Becki break down the many functions of the gut that make it a central focus of disease treatment from skin conditions to autoimmune disease to mood disorders and beyond!

 

In this episode, Ali and Becki walk through how leaky gut occurs and the many factors that can drive dysfunction from diet to medication use to the dynamic impact of stress. Learn about assessment markers and testing for leaky gut, how doing a probiotic challenge can help determine whether dysbiosis plays a part and where to start when addressing food sensitivities. Hear us walk through the 3R approach to leaky gut we use in clinic every day and get direct supplement and food as medicine recommendations to address gut health.

 

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Episode 136: Prescription Drivers of Body Imbalance

Episode 136: Prescription Drivers of Body Imbalance

May 12, 2019

Are the prescription drugs you’re taking depleting your micronutrient status? Want to know more about how prescribed drugs can imbalance the body? Curious how you can “undo” the damage of common prescriptions or avoid them in the first place? Tune in to hear Ali and Becki discuss the status of prescription drugs in the US from stats on prescribing to the business of big pharma to Ali’s work on The Anti-Anxiety Diet.  Learn about drug-induced nutrient depletion and how common prescriptions block pathways in the body and can drive dysfunction.

 

In this episode, Ali and Becki examine the world of prescription drugs from statins to anti-depressants to birth control and PPIs. These common medications are often overprescribed as a band-aid approach and can neglect underlying issues, ultimately worsening health over time. Learn about how you can use functional medicine interventions get to the root cause of common conditions and avoid prescriptions while supporting whole body health. Hear why the use of supplements is distinctly different from the use of prescription medications and get some exciting updates about the Naturally Nourished supplement line!

 

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Episode 135: Keeping Real Food Flavorful: Bitter, Salty, Sour, Sweet, Spicy and Umami

Episode 135: Keeping Real Food Flavorful: Bitter, Salty, Sour, Sweet, Spicy and Umami

May 6, 2019

Do you lack confidence in the kitchen or find yourself getting into a rut when trying to keep real food flavorful? Curious about the science and evolutionary mechanisms behind taste? Want to know the ins and outs of balancing flavor and what to do to “rescue” a dish that is too spicy, salty or sweet? Tune in to hear Ali and Becki break down the nerdy science and history behind taste perception and how balancing bitter, salty, sour and sweet can create a beautiful harmony in your dishes.

 

In this episode, Ali and Becki recap the magical Food As Medicine at the Farm event as well as this year’s PaleoFX conference in Austin. Learn about emerging trends in the paleo-sphere, how Ali championed real food keto at this year’s conference and hear about our favorite brands represented at the event and on the expo floor. Go deep into the nitty-gritty science of taste and learn how you can use real food ingredients to balance the flavor of literally any dish from salads to stir-fry to marinades and beyond. Hear Ali and Becki workshop simple recipes and get tips for optimizing flavor and nutrient density using bitter, salty, sweet, sour, spicy and umami as your guides!

 

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Episode 134: Supplements and Keto During Pregnancy

Episode 134: Supplements and Keto During Pregnancy

April 30, 2019

Are you pregnant or trying to get pregnant and wondering what supplements are safe? Want to hear our take on ketosis during pregnancy? Curious about nutrients and foods to prioritize for optimal fertility and building super-babies? Tune in to hear Ali and Becki answer your burning questions about supplements during pregnancy from what to take while trying to conceive, essential supplements during pregnancy as well as those that you should stop once you get a positive pregnancy test!

 

In this episode, Ali and Becki go deep into the nutrients essential to build healthy babies and maintain resilient mamas from calcium and iron to magnesium and B vitamins. Learn about whether keto is appropriate to target during pregnancy, which foods to focus on for optimal nutrient density and what nutrients absolutely need to be supplemented during pregnancy. Plus hear us rapid fire your common pregnancy concerns with solutions to combat nausea, heartburn, pre-eclampsia and more!

 

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Episode 133: Making Peace with the Weight Loss Process with guest Drew Manning of Fit2Fat2Fit  

Episode 133: Making Peace with the Weight Loss Process with guest Drew Manning of Fit2Fat2Fit  

April 22, 2019

Wonder why a personal trainer would intentionally gain then lose 75 pounds? Want to hear what the weight gain and loss journey was like and what lessons were learned along the way? Want weight loss tips and tricks and expert opinion on the most effective workouts to incorporate? Tune in to hear Ali and Becki interview health and fitness expert Drew Manning about his experiment and how this helped him relate to his clients. Learn about Drew’s journey with keto and get a sneak peek into his new book Complete Keto.

 

More about Drew:

Health and fitness expert Drew Manning is the New York Times best-selling author of Fit2Fat2Fit: The Unexpected Lessons from Gaining and Losing 75 lbs on Purpose and has for years been a leading voice in the burgeoning Keto Diet movement. Drew is also the creator of the A&E Show Fit to Fat to Fit and the host of The Fit2Fat2Fit Experience podcast. With over a million social media followers, Drew continues to transform people's lives all around the world.

 

Known for his straightforward and empathetic fitness and health coaching, Drew has been featured on The Dr. Oz Show, CNN, Good Morning America, The Tonight Show, The View, and MSNBC, among other media outlets. He lives in Salt Lake City, Utah, with his daughters, who remind him every day not to take things too seriously. His new book Complete Keto is available now!

 

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Episode 132: Getting Back on Track After a Cheat Day

Episode 132: Getting Back on Track After a Cheat Day

April 16, 2019

Want to know how to get back on track after a cheat day, vacation or binge? Curious about our take on cheat days and why they are problematic in the first place? Need ideas for managing cravings when they do hit? Tune in to hear Ali and Becki discuss the mental, emotional and physiological reasons behind food cravings and how we can better tune in to our body’s feedback to stay on track.

 

In this episode Ali and Becki discuss the problematic nature of a cheat day mentality and how eating real, whole foods can help you break away from a dogmatic approach to diet. Learn how to listen for your body’s feedback and when and how to honor cravings in a way that promotes whole body health. Plus get tangible advice for supplement strategy to help you recover your body when things have gone too far and learn about our favorite craveable snacks and recipes!

 

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Episode 131: Candida and SIBO Deep Dive

Episode 131: Candida and SIBO Deep Dive

April 8, 2019

Do you suspect Candida or SIBO is at the root of your digestive concerns? Want to know how to distinguish symptoms of candida overgrowth from small intestinal bacterial overgrowth? Curious about where to start with testing and treatment options? Tune in to hear Ali and Becki take a deep dive into bacteria and yeast overgrowth, assessment for overgrowth, compounds used clinically for treatment, biofilms, lifestyle elements of cleanse support and beyond!

 

In this episode, Ali and Becki go deep into the topic of candida and SIBO and discuss both the overlapping and distinguishing symptoms of both. Learn about assessment options from blood to stool to breath testing and how you can test at home with a probiotic challenge. Plus get insight into best treatment if dealing with candida or SIBO, how to support bowel motility, bust biofilms and more!

 

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Episode 130: Debunking Keto Myths With Guest Diane Sanfilippo

Episode 130: Debunking Keto Myths With Guest Diane Sanfilippo

April 2, 2019

Is the backlash about the ketogenic diet making you nervous about continuing your high fat low carb lifestyle? Want to know how to distinguish bad science from the real deal? Need some evidence-based arguments to defend the keto diet to naysayers? Tune in to hear Ali and Becki interview Diane Sanfilippo, owner and founder of Balanced Bites and two-time New York Times best-selling author, about her new book Keto Quick Start. Hear common misconceptions about keto debunked including its effect on the kidneys and cardiovascular system and learn why a real food keto approach can be supportive of optimal health.

 

In this episode, Ali and Becki ask Diane Sanfilippo your burning questions about keto and debunk several of the most common anti-keto myths. Hear from Diane about her own personal experience with the ketogenic diet and how her real food philosophy has shaped her work in the keto-sphere. Plus hear about her approach to business and how her journey as an entrepreneur has evolved from the birth of Practical Paleo and the Balanced Bites Podcast to her new book and the brand new Balanced Bites meal line!

 

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More about Diane:

Diane Sanfilippo is the owner and founder of Balanced Bites, a certified Nutrition Consultant, and two-time New York Times best-selling author of Practical Paleo, and The 21-Day Sugar Detox series and co-author of Mediterranean Paleo Cooking. Her most recent book is Keto Quick Start, which released January 1, 2019.

 

Diane holds a BS from Syracuse University and is certified in holistic nutrition, holistic lifestyle coaching, and Poliquin BioSignature Modulation. She is the co-creator of the Balanced Bites Master Class and the co-host of the top-rated weekly health podcast The Balanced Bites Podcast.

 

Diane lives in San Francisco with her husband, Scott, and two fur kids.

 

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Episode 129: Are You Running on Adrenaline?

Episode 129: Are You Running on Adrenaline?

March 25, 2019

Are you constantly “on” or feel like you’re always in “fight or flight” mode? Can you relate to being a type A personality or an adrenaline junkie? Want to know how stress causes chaos in the body and what you can do to prevent its ill effects? Tune in to hear Ali and Becki break down the physiological influence of stress from its effects on gut health to how it can sabotage weight loss and drive blood sugar imbalance. Learn about strategies for mitigating excessive stress response and shifting the body back into regulatory mode.

 

In this episode Ali and Becki cover the basics of how stress influences the HPA axis and how constant stress can manifest in stressed and wired or stressed and tired mode. Learn how stress influences the microbiome, key nutrients that are depleted in stress response and how stress and weight gain may be related. Stress can come from a variety of endogenous sources such as an infection or even a food sensitivity as well as external sources like diet and environment, but the body often perceives all of these in a similar way, responding with adrenaline surge. Learn now to manage the sympathetic nervous system through diet and lifestyle hacks to get you back in thrive mode!

 

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Episode 128: Keto Cardiologist with Guest Dr. Nadir Ali

Episode 128: Keto Cardiologist with Guest Dr. Nadir Ali

March 18, 2019

Are you worried about the impact of keto on heart health? Still confused by all the misinformation about cholesterol and whether your diet has an impact? Want to hear a cardiologist’s opinion on the ketogenic diet? Tune in to hear Ali and Becki interview cardiologist Dr. Nadir Ali on how keto can support overall cardiovascular health with up to date research and real patient experiences.

 

In this episode, Ali and Becki take a deep dive into heart health including the quality of your cholesterol, what particle size can tell us about cardiovascular risk and why we need to look more deeply at inflammation. Dr. Ali has been practicing for over 25 years and has championed many aspects of the science and practice of low-carb since 2013. Learn about top markers to assess for cardiovascular disease, the pros and cons of statin drugs and what nutrients to focus on for heart health!

 

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About Dr. Nadir Ali

 

Nadir Ali is an interventional cardiologist with over 25 years of experience. He is also the chairman of the Department of Cardiology at Clear Lake Regional Medical Center. Before working as a cardiologist, he served as an assistant professor of medicine for eight years at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, where he also received his medical training. He has championed many aspects of the science and practice of a low-carb lifestyle in the local Clear Lake area since 2013. Ali organizes a monthly nutritional seminar in the Searcy Auditorium of the Clear Lake Hospital that receives more than 100 visitors every month from the local community. Improving people’s health is his goal.

 

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