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Episode 223: Top 10 Keto Pitfalls

Episode 223: Top 10 Keto Pitfalls

January 18, 2021

Has your keto progress stalled? Wondering if you are doing keto “right” and overwhelmed by all of the conflicting information? Looking to avoid common pitfalls and optimize your keto diet? Tune in to hear Ali and becki discuss the top 10 keto pitfalls and how to avoid them!

 

From eating too much fat to asking “Is THIS keto?”, this episode digs into some of the common ways that keto can go wrong and provides real solutions using our food-as-medicine approach. Learn why we don’t recommend relying on exogenous ketones, why supporting detox is key to sustaining weight loss and how being undernourished can derail your progress. 

 

 

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 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 222: Depression and the Immune Connection

Episode 222: Depression and the Immune Connection

January 11, 2021

Do you or someone you know struggle with depression? Has the pandemic been rough on your mental health? Want to know what foods and supplements can help combat low mood? Tune in to hear Ali and Becki discuss the multifactorial causes of depression and how immune dysfunction and mood disturbance can often overlap. 

 

In this episode, Ali and Becki discuss the 6R approach from The Anti-Anxiety Diet and how these principles can apply beyond anxiety to depression and other mood disorders. Learn about the pathogen-host theory of depression, why the gut truly is the second brain of the body and how you can use food as medicine to support mood. Plus get supplement, lab, and lifestyle recommendations.

 

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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 221: The Dark Side of Keto? Jillian Michaels Debunk & 2020 Reflections

Episode 221: The Dark Side of Keto? Jillian Michaels Debunk & 2020 Reflections

January 5, 2021

Have you seen the most recent Jillian Michaels video demonizing the keto diet? Yep, she’s at it again, throwing keto under the bus with her pseudosciency buzzwords! This time Jillian bashed keto for including too much animal protein and saturated fat, accelerating aging, disrupting the microbiome and several other misguided claims. Tune in to hear Ali and Becki debunk JIllian once again and deliver some nerdy real talk on why we still love keto!

 

In this episode, Ali and Becki debunk Jillian point by point, from how keto can be rich in fiber to why quality absolutely matters to why vegetable oils are a poor choice. Learn about the real anti-aging benefits of a ketogenic diet, how keto prevents oxidative damage and supports cellular health and how keto can actually support healthy gut flora. Plus hear our reflections on 2020 and inspiration for 2021.

 

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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 220: 3 Things That Will Destroy Your Health

Episode 220: 3 Things That Will Destroy Your Health

December 28, 2020

What do lab grown meat, seed oils and non-caloric sweeteners have in common? They are highly processed and don’t belong in a real food diet, for one! Tune in to hear Ali and Becki discuss frightening new frontiers in the world of lab meats and ultra-processed meat alternatives, why omega 6 oils don’t belong as a staple of your diet and why non-caloric sweeteners still suck!

 

In this episode, Ali and Becki discuss 3 things that will wreak havoc on your health and how trying to outsmart nature almost always fails. Learn about human cell cultured meats (yuck!) and how ultra-processed meat alternatives can actually be deleterious to your health as well as the health of the planet. Plus hear us discuss favorite fats and updates on why non-caloric sweeteners have no business in your real food keto diet. 

 

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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 219: DIVOC updates, long haulers, and censorship

Episode 219: DIVOC updates, long haulers, and censorship

December 15, 2020

Here we are 1 year in and we know a lot more than we did from our last official coverage in February. In this episode we cover updates on masks, disinfectants, and lockdowns, as well as new studies demonstrating lack of efficacy and serious concerns. We also unpack the stats on death toll noting this year there has been no increase in total death count when comparing to prior years sharing the work of John Hopins research demonstrating a reclassification of deaths vs. deaths caused by coronavirus. Beyond classification of deaths, we cover the faulty testing being used to drive the case count.

 

This episode ensures you are empowered with the connection of susceptibility + infection = disease. The infection or exposure alone may not be significant as updated data demonstrates. However, the restrictions continue to tighten and threats loom into 2022?!? We question the narrative and call out medical incongruency with policy as well as cover food-as-medicine and supplement support.

 

Have you been infected with COVID? We cover the mechanisms of long-haulers and how to support the body in successfully resetting following exposure to rebound energy, reduce inflammation, and regain mental health. Also in this episode we discuss the roles of the medical industrial complex and how facts and clinical information that can serve the public is being blocked and deleted. Learn how you can support your body and be proactive in not just surviving but living your life to the fullest!

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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.

 

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 218: Holiday Food-as-Medicine and Gift Giving Guide +Q&A

Episode 218: Holiday Food-as-Medicine and Gift Giving Guide +Q&A

December 7, 2020

Here come the holidays and the end of 2020, we want to empower you to stay on top of your health game and support your loved ones! Want to be on top of it this year with prioritizing your body’s needs AND getting your shopping done? Want to hear about the use of CBD oil, elderberry in the immune season, the impact of a high protein diet on the body and more burning listeners questions? Tune in to hear Ali and special pinch hitter guest, Brady Miller (her husband) talk strategy for navigating holiday celebrations, tips for supporting healthy eating with kiddos and finding true food freedom during this season. You won’t want to miss what’s on their gift wishlists! 

 

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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 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 217: Beyond Labels with Joel Salatin and Dr. Sina McCollough

Episode 217: Beyond Labels with Joel Salatin and Dr. Sina McCollough

November 30, 2020

Are you overwhelmed by diet culture and confused about the difference between organic, free range, sustainable, natural? Looking for way to reboot your passion for connecting yourself into your food system and revamping how you look at food or your daily approach to eating? Tune in to hear Ali and Becki interview Joel Salatin and Dr. Sina McCollough, two thought leaders and genuinely awesome people! 

 

Joel has inspired millions with his work on Polyface Farm in Swoope, Virginia, which was featured in the New York Times bestseller Omnivore’s Dilemma and award-winning documentary Food Inc.  Joel is a world leader in regenerative agriculture with a passionate understanding of the harmonious relationship between nature and the farmer. Dr. Sina has a radical health healing journey from a diet comprised of processed foods shifting to an individualized food-as-medicine approach serving to rebound from chronic illness and severe nutritional deficiencies. 

 

In this episode, we discuss action items or practical bites to “get your hands dirty” and directly connect with your food system as well as defining a continuum from processed foods to whole foods and from a lackluster life to a vibrant one! We also go into more broad high level conversations on sovereignty and health freedom touching on farm subsidies, medical autonomy, disease label and diagnostics, and defining what elements are necessary for optimal wellness. 

Also in this episode:

  • Joel and Sina’s Story
  • What does Beyond Labels mean to the authors?
  • Unpacking the continuum of health diagram 
    • Maximal Health
    • Maximal Happiness
    • Maximal Freedom
    • Maximal Trust
    • Maximal Personal Responsibility
    • As opposed to: sadness, dependence, blind faith, and victimhood
  • What food labels really mean?
  • Deep dive conversation on Freedom
  • How to harness your power and vote with your dollar
  • Being a conscious Omnivore
  • Backyard growing and homesteading

 

Purchase Beyond Labels book here!

 

Connect with Sina at: www.HandsOffMyFood.com and Joel at:  www.PolyfaceFarms.com

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.

 

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! 

 

About our guests: 

Dr. Sina McCullough is the author of Beyond Labels and Hands Off My Food. She holds a Ph.D. in Nutritional Science and a B.S. in Neurobiology, Physiology, and Behavior, both from the University of California at Davis. She was the Director of R&D for a supplement company and taught Biochemistry and Bioenergetics at UC Davis. Despite her knowledge, she developed an autoimmune disease, which prompted her to launch an investigation into our food supply. What she learned saved her life; she reversed the disease without the use of medication. Now, Dr. McCullough is dedicated to helping others avoid the health challenges she has faced.

Joel Salatin and his family operate Polyface Farm in Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley. Beginning in 1961 the family developed soil building and water-enhancing protocols to grow pastured livestock: beef, pork, chicken, turkey, ducks, and sheep. The farm direct markets to individual families, restaurants, and institutional dining services. With a long track record of innovation and excellence, Polyface Farm holds educational seminars, farm tours, day camps and events to encourage duplication and understanding. Joel is the author of 13 books, including Beyond Labels, Everything I Want to Do Is Illegal, and The Sheer Ecstasy of Being a Lunatic Farmer and he is the editor of the world’s premier pastured livestock publication, The Stockman Grass Farmer.

Episode 216: Holiday Celebrations and Thanksgiving Menu Inspiration

Episode 216: Holiday Celebrations and Thanksgiving Menu Inspiration

November 23, 2020

Are you still putting the finishing touches on your holiday menu? Need some inspiration that will convince your family that real food can taste good once and for all? Looking for some tips to navigate the holidays and stay on track? Tune in to get Ali’s top tips for holiday survival and best practices for incorporating both mindful indulgence and nutrient density in your menu planning. 

 

In this episode, Ali and Becki will definitely make you drool with their holiday menu inspiration! Learn about ways to incorporate greens into your Thanksgiving meal, choosing quality fats and why we love nut flour. Plus eating nose to tail, holiday survival supplement essentials, and how to navigate conversations about the “bad season” with family and friends!

 

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Sponsors for this episode:

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 215: Noah’s Birth Story and Postpartum Recovery

Episode 215: Noah’s Birth Story and Postpartum Recovery

November 16, 2020

Are you considering natural childbirth? Want to know what the birthing center experience is like? If you followed Becki’s pregnancy, you’ll want to hear this special episode all about Noah’s birth! From eating dates and drinking red raspberry leaf tea to acupuncture and castor oil, learn what you can do to prepare your body for birth and kickstart labor. 

 

In this episode, Becki details the story of Noah’s birth. Learn about recognizing signs of labor, natural induction techniques, and get the nitty gritty play by play (complete with audio clips) of the whole birth experience. This episode also covers postpartum recovery, foods and supplements you will want on hand to ease postpartum pain, as well as planning for lab work after breastfeeding. 

 

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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 214: Genetic SNP Review and Medical Autonomy

Episode 214: Genetic SNP Review and Medical Autonomy

November 9, 2020

In this very important and timely episode, Ali reviews her 4 year old daughter's genetic panel, the 55 SNP by GxSciences. We discuss how to navigate the results and we cover considerations in diet and supplements as well as lifestyle which includes considerations of delayed vax@6ne plans or exemption.

 

In this episode, Ali and Becki discuss methylation, detoxification, mitochondrial, and inflammatory pathways in the body and highlight results identifying considerations in each category. We deep dive into supplement strategy and food-as-medicine solutions! Tune in, empower, educate, and consider arming yourself with your own medical data as we go into navigation of this season and mandates.

 

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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 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

 

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