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Episode 145: Endometriosis and Infertility

Episode 145: Endometriosis and Infertility

July 15, 2019

Are you or a loved one struggling with infertility? Want to know how to treat endometriosis and other causes of infertility naturally? Curious about other options beyond conventional treatment like Clomid, Metformin and IVF? Tune in to hear Ali and Becki break down current interventions and discuss natural alternatives to help optimize fertility. 

 

In this episode, Ali and Becki dig in to the root causes of infertility from inflammation to micronutrient deficiency to hormonal imbalance and beyond. It is estimated that 1 in 10 women of reproductive age has endometriosis and that more than 9 million Americans will deal with infertility this year. The conventional route of treatment can be incredibly expensive and include synthetic hormones and other drugs that may have unfavorable side effects. Learn how keto can help regulate fertility, why regulating insulin is so important and where to start looking for answers on your fertility journey. Get practical supplement, lifestyle and food as medicine recommendations to support your process whether you are just starting to try, undergoing IVF or anywhere in between.

 

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This episode is sponsored by Further Food, a female owned and operated company that provides the highest quality food as medicine supplements including their Collagen Peptides, Pasture-Raised Gelatin Daily Turmeric Tonic and Mindful Matcha. Use code ALIMILLERRD at checkout for 10% off! 

Episode 144: All About Collagen

Episode 144: All About Collagen

July 8, 2019

Do you use collagen in your daily coffee, shake or smoothie? Want to know the WHY beyond “its good for you” to incorporate collagen on a regular basis? Curious about what the science says? Tune in to hear Ali and Becki discuss the many functions of collagen in the body and run through the evidence for hair, skin and nail support, bone health, gut integrity, cardiovascular health and beyond!

 

In this episode, Ali and Becki dig in to the science on collagen from its structure and function in the body to other nutrients that support healthy collagen production. Learn the difference between the many types of collagen and how to incorporate it into your daily routine as a therapeutic food for so many different applications. Plus, hear from Ashley of Further Food, our favorite source for pasture-raised collagen and gelatin. 

 

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More about Ashley:

Ashley is the Director of Sales & Marketing at Further Food. Further Food is a women-owned & operated food as medicine supplement company that creates expert-approved supplements made from real food ingredients. Starting at a young age, Ashley battled with severe IBS-C and had always been overweight. After losing over 50 lbs., becoming a NASM Certified Personal Trainer, and discovering the power of real food to foster a healthy lifestyle, Ashley slowly started the journey to heal her IBS-C naturally. Ashley fell in love with the mission of Further Food, and joined the founding team. Every day, she feels privileged to do what she loves and honored to share Further Food's healing products with the world!

This episode is sponsored by Further Food, a female owned and operated company that provides the highest quality food as medicine supplements including their Collagen Peptides, Pasture-Raised Gelatin Daily Turmeric Tonic and Mindful Matcha. Use code ALIMILLERRD at checkout for 10% off! 

 

Episode 143: Functional Approaches to Blood Pressure Highs and Lows

Episode 143: Functional Approaches to Blood Pressure Highs and Lows

July 1, 2019

Do you or a loved one struggle with high (or low) blood pressure? Are you looking for functional medicine approaches to keep you off of blood pressure meds? Want to know the inside scoop on why salt is NOT the enemy for high blood pressure and why we need to take a closer look at sugar and excessive carbs? Tune in to hear Ali and Becki dive in to blood pressure highs, lows and everything in between. From risk factors that drive abnormal blood pressure to the HPA-axis and stress connection to concerns with conventional treatments, learn how you can support this important marker of overall health and reduce your cardiovascular risk! 

 

In this episode, Ali and Becki discuss the ins and outs of blood pressure and what it means to have high, low or normal blood pressure. Learn why conventional treatments fail to address the root cause and why the side effects of common medications nearly always outweigh any potential benefit. Plus get actionable tips on important labs to run, supplements to support blood pressure balance and how you can use food as medicine to address cardiovascular and whole body health. 

 

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This episode is sponsored by Further Food, a female owned and operated company that provides the highest quality food as medicine supplements including their Collagen Peptides, Pasture-Raised Gelatin Daily Turmeric Tonic and Mindful Matcha. Use code ALIMILLERRD at checkout for 10% off! 

Episode 142: Stella’s 3rd Birthday & Troubleshooting Keto

Episode 142: Stella’s 3rd Birthday & Troubleshooting Keto

June 23, 2019

Want the inside scoop on Stella’s 3rd birthday menu? Curious about Ali and Brady’s parenting approach? Want to get your burning keto questions answered? Tune in to this grab bag episode to hear Ali and Becki recap Stella’s birthday weekend, share some sage parenting advice and discuss upcoming events with KetoCon in Austin.

 

In this episode, Ali and Becki share Stella’s 3rd birthday menu and reflect on a jam-packed weekend of connection and fun. Get recipe inspiration from some of the menu wins and yet another real food birthday cake success which Stella proclaimed “the best cake in the world!” Learn how Ali’s parenting style is similar to her approach with clients and how this is evolving as a parent of a “threenager.” Plus get rapid-fire functional medicine solutions for keto and menopause, white coat hypertension, amenorrhea and dysbiosis!

 

This episode is sponsored by Further Food, a female owned and operated company that provides the highest quality food as medicine supplements including their Collagen Peptides, Pasture-Raised Gelatin Daily Turmeric Tonic and Mindful Matcha.

Episode 141: Is Mold the Root Cause of Your Illness? With Guest Dr. Ann Shippy

Episode 141: Is Mold the Root Cause of Your Illness? With Guest Dr. Ann Shippy

June 16, 2019

Are you suffering from strange seemingly unconnected symptoms like fatigue, brain fog, joint pain, tremors or muscle twitches? Do you suspect mold toxicity in your home might be at the root of your illness? Want to know what to do if you’ve been exposed to mold and how to rebound your body? Tune in to hear Ali and Becki interview Dr. Ann Shippy, a functional medicine physician and expert on mold toxicity. Learn about Dr. Shippy’s personal story with mold-related illness, signs and symptoms you might be dealing with mold as well as practical tools to implement to detox and rebound your system.

 

In this episode, Ali and Becki pick Dr. Shippy’s brain on all things mold from common sources in the home to how and when to test to the best air filters you can use in your home. Mold and mycotoxin exposure can wreak havoc on the body causing respiratory issues, neurological damage, mood disturbance, mitochondrial damage and beyond. Fast action is essential if you suspect mold and Dr. Shippy shares great resources for how to recover your home and your body!

 

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More About Dr. Ann Shippy:

 

Ann Shippy, MD, is on a mission to help create extraordinary wellness by using cutting-edge science, testing, and the latest genetic research to find and treat root causes—and not just the symptoms—of illness. As a former IBM engineer, Dr. Shippy became frustrated that traditional medicine couldn’t find answers to her own health ailments, so she left a decade in engineering to adapt her skill set to the world of medicine.

She attended the University of Texas Medical School and has a thriving practice in Austin, Texas. She is board certified in internal medicine and certified in functional medicine. Creating custom blueprints and real-world health solutions for those suffering from any combination of physical, environmental, genetic, and individualized health concerns, she insists on using science and personalized attention to treat the patient in totality—and not just bandage symptoms. She is on a tireless mission to help create a world of wellness… "because every life matters." She is the author of two books, Shippy Paleo Essentials and Mold Toxicity Workbook: Assess Your Environment & Create a Recovery Plan.

This episode is sponsored by Further Food, a female owned and operated company that provides the highest quality food as medicine supplements including their Collagen Peptides, Pasture-Raised Gelatin Daily Turmeric Tonic and Mindful Matcha.

 

 

Episode 140: The Anti-Anxiety Diet Cookbook

Episode 140: The Anti-Anxiety Diet Cookbook

June 10, 2019

Are you curious about the upcoming release of The Anti-Anxiety Diet Cookbook? Want to know what this new resource is all about and how it applies the 6Rs from The Anti-Anxiety Diet in a practical and delicious way? Ready to get inspired and apply food as medicine to your daily life? Tune in to hear Ali and Becki discuss the use of ketosis as medicine for anxiety and what sets this cookbook apart from all of the keto books out there!

 

In this episode, Ali and Becki share updates on the September release of The Anti-Anxiety Diet Cookbook, now available for pre-sale. Learn about the inspiration for the book and get a section-by-section preview of the recipes and resources from Avocado Coconut Pudding to Greek Meatballs to the Perfect Egg Cobb Salad. Get guidance on how to address racing thoughts, difficulty concentrating, and banish worry with functional medicine approaches to reclaim mental balance and mood stability.

 

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More About The Anti-Anxiety Diet Cookbook:

 

The Anti-Anxiety Diet provided guidance on how to address racing thoughts, difficulty concentrating, and banish worry with functional medicine approaches to address various root causes following food-as-medicine guru, Ali Miller, RD, LD, CDE in her unique approach to reclaim mental balance and mood stability. She’s at it again and this time with a cookbook to support your ability to: Remove Inflammatory Foods, Reset Gut Microbiome, Repair GI Lining, Restore Micronutrients, Rebound Adrenals, and Rebalance Neurotransmitters all while eating in abundance and diversity!

 

The Anti-Anxiety Diet cookbook offers 80+ anti-inflammatory recipes free of gluten, dairy, corn, soy, and sugar as well as non-caloric sweeteners for a real food keto approach! From Avocado Coconut Pudding to Citrus Pumpkin Pancakes, Thai Green Curry soup to Crispy Rosemary Chicken with Brussels and Creamy Leeks, Strawberry Pie Protein Bars to Cashew Beet Cheezecake, this book provides all you need to support healthy brain chemistry without complexity making food-as-medicine attainable and delicious! Beyond pleasing your palate and food cravings, The Anti-Anxiety Diet Cookbook provides supportive materials to better understand nutritional ketosis and how you may determine your best use of her established phase 1 and phase 2 protocols in The Anti-Anxiety Diet as well as guidance on carb cycling for hormone, thyroid, and adrenal balance.

 

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Episode 139: The Pregnenolone Steal

Episode 139: The Pregnenolone Steal

June 2, 2019

Have you heard of pregnenolone, the “mother of all hormones?” Wondering about the concept of the pregnenolone steal and whether this applies to you? Want to know how to balance pregnenolone for optimal hormonal balance? Tune in to hear Ali and Becki break down symptoms of low pregnenolone and provide practical guidelines for testing, supplementation and food as medicine recommendations for optimal hormonal balance.

 

In this episode, Ali and Becki break down the function of pregnenolone from its role in sexual hormone and cortisol production to its applications for neurological disorders, depression and beyond. Learn about the role of cholesterol and why having too low of cholesterol can negatively impact your hormonal balance. Plus learn why supporting the detox process and reducing stress is essential to balanced pregnenolone levels in the body.

 

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This episode is sponsored by FBomb, makers of high-quality fat-fueled snacks and products like macadamia nut butter packs and premium oils as well as their new Keto Krunch. Click here for more on why I love FBomb!

 

Episode 138: Autism, ADHD and Functional Pediatrics with Guest Dr. Emily Gutierrez

Episode 138: Autism, ADHD and Functional Pediatrics with Guest Dr. Emily Gutierrez

May 27, 2019

Are you curious about a functional medicine approach to pediatrics? Want to know about alternatives to conventional treatment of ADHD, Autism and other behavioral concerns? Dying to know about go to supplement strategy for kiddos? Tune in to hear Ali and Becki interview Dr. Emily Guiterrez of NeuroNutrition Associates, one of the first pediatric functional nutrition practices in the US. Learn about priorities of diet and lifestyle for all children.

 

In this episode, Ali and Becki pick Dr. Gutierrez’s brain on all things functional pediatrics from assessment of Autism and ADHD to lab interventions to the role of genetics and beyond. Get practical tips for managing behavior and supporting cognition through diet and supplement strategy. Hear from Dr. Gutierrez on essential lab interventions, foods to support growth and development and how screen time is impacting our kiddos!

 

More About Emily Gutierrez:

Dr. Gutierrez received her doctorate from Johns Hopkins University with a focus in translational medicine and integrative health. She is a certified practitioner through the Institute of Functional Medicine. Dr. Gutierrez received her masters degree in nursing from the University of Texas at Austin and is board-certified as a pediatric nurse practitioner and mental health specialist. Dr. Gutierrez co-owns and operates one of the first pediatric functional medicine practices in the United States, Neuronutrition Associates. Recently she wrote a best selling book, "The Parents Roadmap to Autism: A Functional Medicine Approach" that helps parents navigate how functional medicine can facilitate healing to children on the autism spectrum.

 

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This episode is sponsored by FBomb, makers of high-quality fat-fueled snacks and products like macadamia nut butter packs and premium oils as well as their new Keto Krunch. Click here for more on why I love FBomb!

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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This episode is sponsored by FBomb, makers of high-quality fat-fueled snacks and products like macadamia nut butter packs and premium oils as well as their new Keto Krunch. Click here for more on why I love FBomb!

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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This episode is sponsored by FBomb, makers of high-quality fat-fueled snacks and products like macadamia nut butter packs and premium oils as well as their new Keto Krunch. Click here for more on why I love FBomb!