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Episode 211: Metabolic, Immune, and Cellular Health with Mike Mutzel

Episode 211: Metabolic, Immune, and Cellular Health with Mike Mutzel

October 19, 2020

Looking for some scientifically supported ways you can boost your immune system and metabolic health? Are you fed up with sensationalized science and illogical public policy? Tune in to hear Ali and Becki interview Mike Mutzel, clinical nutritionist and biohacker with a talent for disseminating medical journals into digestible messages and lifestyle recommendations. Mike speaks on navigating research studies and how to live while practicing wellness in a fear mongered world and he unpacks new literature on cellular aging and oxidative stress. 

 

This episode will challenge you to take your metabolic health to the next level and may plant some seeds of how to discuss the pandemic at the dinner table with loved ones this holiday season. In his recommendations for mitigating inflammation and enhancing a robust immune response, he covers intermittent fasting, keto, cold plunges, and the importance of determining your epigenetic age! To round things out we cover food and nutrition in your own backyard and discuss Mike’s homestead and experience of raising pigs, chickens, turkeys, and growing food. 

 

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Sponsors for this episode:
This episode is sponsored by the Naturally Nourished supplement line: these pure, potent and effective formulas have been hand selected to deliver profound health benefits. We price our formulas 2-5% below market industry standard and competitors and guarantee that our products will always be third party assessed to ensure they are free of mold, toxins, contaminants, and contain the stated active ingredients in dosages noted. Use code ALI15 for 15% off your first Naturally Nourished Supplement Order! 

 

This episode is sponsored by FOND Bone Broth Tonics, Your Sous Chef in a Jar. FOND is slow simmered and lovingly tended from simmer to seal. They partner with organic farms and hand-pick and pair ingredients to optimize absorption and taste. Use code ALIMILLERRD to save at fondbonebroth.com.

About Mike Mutzel: 

Mike earned his B.S. in Biology from Western Washington University in 2006 and completed his M.S. in Clinical Nutrition from the University of Bridgeport in 2015 and is a graduate of the Institute for Functional Medicine’s (IFM) Applying Functional Medicine in Clinical Practice (AFMCP). 

 

In April of 2014 Mike published his first book, Belly Fat Effect: The Real Secret About How Your Diet, Intestinal Health, and Gut Bacteria Help You Burn Fat.

 

Mike regularly conducts workshops for health care practitioners, teaching leading-edge science in a concise format that can be utilized by progressive clinicians for the prevention of chronic disease. Often termed Translational Medicine, this bench-to-bedside approach is key to ensure the application of pioneering research and concepts in systems biology a preventative health care setting, optimizing patient outcomes.

 

Mike lives in Kirkland, WA with his wife Deanna, a Doctor of Chiropractic- with their daughter and two dogs Shasta and Rainier as well as pigs, chickens and more!

 

Episode 210: Herxheimer Reaction and Coping with a Cleanse

Episode 210: Herxheimer Reaction and Coping with a Cleanse

October 12, 2020

Have you attempted a gut cleanse or functional medicine treatment and felt terrible? So bad that you weren’t able to complete the protocol? In this episode we cover the topic of Herxheimer Reactions which are setbacks or symptom flares that occur during a treatment plan. In a gut cleanse, this is due to the endotoxins released by yeast and microbes when they break down during antifungal or antibiotic treatment. When the body becomes overburdened or overwhelmed by a sudden release of toxins the immune system goes on high alert, triggering systemic inflammation. 

 

In this episode, Ali and Becki discuss how to cope with a gut cleanse as well as elimination diets and other functional approaches that can drive Herxheimer Reactions. They will cover the influence of the microbiome on disease and what can happen when pathogenic organisms are not regulated. Learn about the importance of anti-inflammatory and detox supporting compounds in supplements and diet as well as lifestyle support to aid in successful outcomes.  

 

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Sponsors for This Episode:

This episode is sponsored by Wild Foods, a company that puts quality, sustainability, and health first in all of their products. They have everything from coffee to turmeric to medicinal mushrooms, and every single product is painstakingly sourced from small farms around the globe. They take their mission seriously to fix the broken food system, and believe real food is medicine. They've partnered with us to give you guys an exclusive discount, so use the code ALIMILLERRD for 12% off your order at WildFoods.co

 

Episode 209: A Week of My Blood Sugar CGM Experiment

Episode 209: A Week of My Blood Sugar CGM Experiment

October 5, 2020

Have you been curious about your blood sugar trends or thinking about investing in a CGM? Want to know what Ali discovered in her CGM experiment? Tune in to learn about the experience of wearing a CGM, from putting it on to gathering data to how it impacts day to day life. Hear about the trends Ali observed in her own body, how stress played a dynamic role and what impact margaritas and milkshakes had on her blood sugar! 

 

In this episode, we cover Ali’s CGM experiment where she wore a meter that tracked blood sugar for 12 days straight. We cover in a real life detailed approach how stress, diet, supplements, and other lifestyle factors impact Ali’s blood sugar and where this may be hindering your wellness and weight loss goals.

 

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Sponsors for this episode: 

This episode is sponsored by Nutrisense, providing Continuous Glucose Monitors (CGM) that provide you with real-time glucose data and an easy to use phone app that helps you combine and visualize your glucose data with all of your daily activities as well as personalized recommendations on how to improve your health. Use the code AliRD for $30 off your monthly subscription plan at nutrisense.io.

 

This episode is also sponsored by Wild Foods, a company that puts quality, sustainability, and health first in all of their products. They have everything from coffee to turmeric to medicinal mushrooms, and every single product is painstakingly sourced from small farms around the globe. They take their mission seriously to fix the broken food system, and believe real food is medicine. They've partnered with us to give you guys an exclusive discount, so use the code ALIMILLERRD for 12% off your order at WildFoods.co

Episode 208: Wild Fed with Guest Daniel Vitalis

Episode 208: Wild Fed with Guest Daniel Vitalis

September 28, 2020

Want to take your real food journey a step further? Curious how you can level up and diversify your intake? Looking to reconnect with nature despite living in an industrialized society? Tune in to hear Ali and Becki interview Daniel Vitalis, host of the show WildFed, Registered Maine Guide, writer, public speaker and lifestyle pioneer who dedicates his work to helping others live healthier  and more nature-integrated lives. Hear about Daniel’s journey from working in the natural health space to leading a wild fed life and how he has returned to a hunter gatherer lifestyle. 

 

If you’re already eating a whole food based diet and living a Naturally Nourished lifestyle, this episode will challenge you to expand beyond the grocery store and farmers market and truly reintegrate into nature. In this episode, Daniel Vitalis shares a wealth of information from how nature can truly provide when we allow it, to how we ended up with orange carrots, to the history of red delicious apples and so much more! 

 

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More About Daniel Vitalis:

 

Daniel Vitalis is the host of WildFed. 

 

For ten years he lectured around North America and abroad, offering workshops that helped others lead healthier, more nature-integrated lives. A successful entrepreneur, he founded the nutrition company SurThrival.com in 2008. Most recently, he hosted the popular podcast ReWild Yourself. 

 

He’s a Registered Maine Guide, writer, public speaker, interviewer, and lifestyle pioneer who’s especially interested in helping people reconnect with wildness, both inside and outside of themselves. 

 

After learning to hunt, fish, and forage as an adult, Daniel created WildFed to inspire others to start a wild-food journey of their own.

 

Headquartered in the Lakes Region of Maine, he lives with his beautiful wife Avani and their Plott Hound Ellie.

 

Connect with him at Wild-Fed.com, as well as on Instagram and Facebook.

 

Sponsors for this Episode: 

This episode is sponsored by FOND Bone Broth Tonics, Your Sous Chef in a Jar. FOND is slow simmered and lovingly tended from simmer to seal. They partner with organic farms and hand-pick and pair ingredients to optimize absorption and taste. Use code ALIMILLERRD to save at fondbonebroth.com.

Episode 207: Diabetes Part 2: A Functional Approach

Episode 207: Diabetes Part 2: A Functional Approach

September 21, 2020

Are you or a loved one dealing with insulin resistance? Want to know more about treating insulin resistance from the root cause? Curious about how this could be slowing your weight loss or causing other concerning symptoms? Tune in to hear Ali and Becki break down what insulin resistance is, what causes it and how it can be treated with diet and lifestyle modification. Learn about why high levels of insulin are harmful, how insulin resistance is treated in a functional medicine model and why this phenomenon is on the rise in the US.

 

In this Episode, Ali and Becki break down the nitty-gritty of insulin resistance, often considered the main precursor to diabetes. Learn about the function of insulin as a hormone as well as what happens with both excessive and inadequate response in the body. A diet high in carbohydrates, constant access to food as well as micronutrient deficiencies have all led to a rise in insulin resistance and diagnosis of diabetes in the US. Learn about solutions from a ketogenic diet to stress management to intermittent fasting that can reduce insulin resistance as well as practical tools of supplements to consider, foods to include and avoid and some of our favorite tasty recipes that incorporate these principles!

 

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Sponsors for This Episode:

This episode is sponsored by the Naturally Nourished supplement line: these pure, potent and effective formulas have been hand selected to deliver profound health benefits. We price our formulas 2-5% below market industry standard and competitors and guarantee that our products will always be third party assessed to ensure they are free of mold, toxins, contaminants, and contain the stated active ingredients in dosages noted. Use code ALI15 for 15% off your first Naturally Nourished Supplement Order! 

 

Episode 206: Diabetes Part 1: Where We Went Wrong

Episode 206: Diabetes Part 1: Where We Went Wrong

September 14, 2020

Have you or a family member been diagnosed with diabetes or told you are pre-diabetic? Want to know more about signs and symptoms, diagnosis and treatment and where things have gone off course? Curious about the influence of food subsidies and pharma funding for diabetes research? Tune in as Ali and Becki peel off the veil on Type 2 diabetes, exposing some serious room for improvement in the treatment of this preventable lifestyle disease. 

 

It is estimated that 34.2 million people in the US or at least 10% of the population is diabetic and the number of adults diagnosed with diabetes in the US has more than doubled in the past 20 years. The COVID-19 pandemic has truly shone a light on the influence of insulin resistance on immune health with diabetes as one of the most common comorbidities leading to severe outcomes and death, exposing a pandemic within a pandemic. In this episode, Ali and Becki drill down on diabetes and insulin resistance, from risk factors to diagnostic criteria and focus primarily on where we have gone wrong with management of this reversible condition. Don’t worry, this episode is not all doom and gloom and part 2 will focus on functional approaches and solutions for truly getting diabetes into remission.

 

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Sponsors for this episode: 

This episode is sponsored by Wild Foods, a company that puts quality, sustainability, and health first in all of their products. They have everything from coffee to turmeric to medicinal mushrooms, and every single product is painstakingly sourced from small farms around the globe. They take their mission seriously to fix the broken food system, and believe real food is medicine. They've partnered with us to give you guys an exclusive discount, so use the code ALIMILLERRD for 12% off your order at WildFoods.co

 

Episode 205: Structural Health Support: Bones, Tendons and More!

Episode 205: Structural Health Support: Bones, Tendons and More!

September 7, 2020

Want to know what your skeletal system does for you? Curious about preventing bone loss and supporting healthy tendons, joints, ligaments and fascia? Tune in to learn about the many functions of your skeletal system and how you can best support it as you age. 

 

In this episode, Ali and Becki unpack the many functions of the skeletal system. Beyond providing a support system for your body, your skeletal system facilitates movement, protects organs, stores minerals and plays a role in blood cell formation as well as immune health. Learn about foods and supplements to support the skeletal system, best forms of movement and essential nutrients that support your structure. Plus get the scoop on whether calcium supplementation is necessary and what to look for if you do supplement! 

 

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Sponsors for This Episode:

This episode is sponsored by the Naturally Nourished supplement line: these pure, potent and effective formulas have been hand selected to deliver profound health benefits. We price our formulas 2-5% below market industry standard and competitors and guarantee that our products will always be third party assessed to ensure they are free of mold, toxins, contaminants, and contain the stated active ingredients in dosages noted. Use code ALI15 for 15% off your first Naturally Nourished Supplement Order! 

 

This episode is also sponsored by Santa Cruz Medicinals, makers of potent and affordable CBD with effective dosing. For more information check out www.scmedicinals.com and use code ALIMILLERRD for 15% off your order.  

Episode 204: Client Journey with MS Warrior Ann Pinchak

Episode 204: Client Journey with MS Warrior Ann Pinchak

August 31, 2020

Are you dealing with an autoimmune diagnosis or health challenge and in need of some inspiration? Want to hear how one client got her MS into remission using food as medicine? Tune in to hear Ali and Becki interview long-time client and MS Warrior Ann Pinchak on her journey from MS diagnosis to healing with food as medicine. 

 

In this special episode, Ali and Becki speak to Ann Pinchak about her journey from a scary diagnosis to thriving with MS and helping others to do the same. Learn how Ann transitioned to applying a nutrient dense paleo approach with the Wahl’s Protocol and has used a high-fat keto approach to not only manage symptoms but see remission and truly achieve optimal health. 

 

More about Ann:

Ann is a Nutritional Therapy Practitioner (NTP), a certified Wahls Health Coach, and a licensed facilitator with the More To Life (MTL) program. As an NTP and Health Coach, she uses a foundational, holistic approach to assess nutritional deficiencies and support others to follow a nutrient-dense diet, and active, balanced lifestyle. As a licensed facilitator, she helps others to find their life’s meaning and purpose.   

 

In 2003, she was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis which set her on a journey of  physical, spiritual, and emotional healing.  Prior to her diagnosis, she practiced immigration and civil rights law. She has two adult sons and two young grandchildren.

 

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Sponsors for this episode: 

This episode is sponsored by Wild Foods, a company that puts quality, sustainability, and health first in all of their products. They have everything from coffee to turmeric to medicinal mushrooms, and every single product is painstakingly sourced from small farms around the globe. They take their mission seriously to fix the broken food system, and believe real food is medicine. They've partnered with us to give you guys an exclusive discount, so use the code ALIMILLERRD for 12% off your order at WildFoods.co

This episode is also sponsored by Santa Cruz Medicinals, makers of potent and affordable CBD with effective dosing. For more information check out www.scmedicinals.com and use code ALIMILLERRD for 15% off your order. 

Episode 203: Teens Part 2: Skin, Hormones, Mood & College Survival 101

Episode 203: Teens Part 2: Skin, Hormones, Mood & College Survival 101

August 24, 2020

Did part one of our teens and tweens podcast strike a chord? Looking for more functional medicine approaches for older teens and college students? Want advice on tackling hormone and skin woes, coping with stress and supporting performance and focus? Tune in part two of this special series for teens to hear Ali and Becki break down common concerns including hormonal acne, anxiety and stress and top supplement recommendations for this age and life stage! 

 

In this episode, Ali and Becki provide a 101 approach to functional medicine for older teenagers and young adults. From balancing hormones to coping with stress to supporting performance and focus for those late night study sessions, this episode is jam packed with practical solutions to support whole body health. Learn about avoiding pitfalls of college life including screen time and blue light exposure, stimulants like adderall and managing social drinking and beyond! 

 

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Sponsors for this Episode: 

This episode is sponsored by the Naturally Nourished supplement line: these pure, potent and effective formulas have been hand selected to deliver profound health benefits. We price our formulas 2-5% below market industry standard and competitors and guarantee that our products will always be third party assessed to ensure they are free of mold, toxins, contaminants, and contain the stated active ingredients in dosages noted. Use code ALI15 for 15% off your first Naturally Nourished Supplement Order! 

 

This episode is also sponsored by Santa Cruz Medicinals, makers of potent and affordable CBD with effective dosing. For more information check out www.scmedicinals.com and use code ALIMILLERRD for 15% off your order.  

 

Episode 202: Why Food Matters, Blood Sugar Balance and Creating Healthy Habits for Teens and Tweens

Episode 202: Why Food Matters, Blood Sugar Balance and Creating Healthy Habits for Teens and Tweens

August 17, 2020

Are you a teen or tween-ager looking to take control of your health? Perhaps you are a parent wanting to start your teen or tween off on the right foot when it comes to applying food as medicine? Want practical solutions for addressing energy, screen time, and blood sugar balance? Tune in to this special episode where Ali and Becki address teens and tweens directly and provide a 101 level introduction to our functional medicine approach! 

 

In this episode, we cover everything we wish we knew about health when we were teenagers! From balancing blood sugar and reading food labels to navigating dining out to optimizing athletic performance, this episode will help to empower you with direct solutions to feel your best in your body. Plus learn about best supplements for supporting optimal wellness, growth and development and get some tasty recipe inspiration for quick grab breakfasts, lunches and snacks appropriate for any age or life stage! 

 

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Sponsors for this episode: 

This episode is sponsored by Wild Foods, a company that puts quality, sustainability, and health first in all of their products. They have everything from coffee to turmeric to medicinal mushrooms, and every single product is painstakingly sourced from small farms around the globe. They take their mission seriously to fix the broken food system, and believe real food is medicine. They've partnered with us to give you guys an exclusive discount, so use the code ALIMILLERRD for 12% off your order at WildFoods.co

This episode is also sponsored by Santa Cruz Medicinals, makers of potent and affordable CBD with effective dosing. For more information check out www.scmedicinals.com and use code ALIMILLERRD for 15% off your order. 

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