Naturally Nourished
Episode 235: The ENERGY Formula with Guest Shawn Wells

Episode 235: The ENERGY Formula with Guest Shawn Wells

April 12, 2021

Does your energy need an overhaul? Are you looking to gain focus, be more productive and live longer? Tune in to hear Ali and Becki interview Shawn Wells, fellow dietitian and leading nutritional biochemist and expert on health optimization about his new book, the ENERGY Formula. Learn about his 6 foundational pillars to cultivate a more caring, compassionate, connected, unified and purpose-filled life.

 

In this episode, Ali and Becki dig into Shawn’s new book and his acronym, ENERGY which stands for experiment, nutrition, exercise, routine, growth and your tribe.  Learn about Shawn’s experiments in bio-individuality and what biohacks he has found most useful, the importance of a solid daily routine and how he applies the Japanese concept of Ikigai or finding “a reason for being”. Plus hear his take on nutrition pitfalls, keto ingredients to avoid and the top up and coming supplements from his perspective as a master formulator and ingredientologist! 

 

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More about Shawn Wells:

Shawn Wells MPH, LDN, RD, CISSN, FISSN is the world’s leading nutritional biochemist and expert on Health Optimization.

 

He has formulated over 500 supplements, food, beverages, and cosmeceuticals and patented 10 novel ingredients and is now known as the Ingredientologist - the scientist of ingredients. Formerly a Chief Clinical Dietitian with over a decade of clinical experience, he has counseled thousands of people on innovative health solutions such as keto, paleo, fasting, and supplements. He has also personally overcome various health issues including Epstein-Barr Virus, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Fibromyalgia, depression, insomnia, obesity, and a pituitary tumor.

 

As a world-renowned thought-leader on mitochondrial health, he has been paid to speak on five different continents. His insights have been prominently featured in documentaries, nationally syndicated radio programs and regularly on morning television. His expertise can help any health-conscious individual to better manage stress and experience higher performance and more energy through utilizing his practical research-backed solutions.

 

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 234: Pre and Post Op for Surgery

Episode 234: Pre and Post Op for Surgery

April 6, 2021

Ever wonder how you can best support your body if needing surgery? Want to know what should be in your hospital bag should you or your loved one need a surgical procedure? Tune in to learn how to support your body pre and post surgery, from speeding wound healing to reducing risk of infection to detoxing after anesthesia. 

 

While surgery may not be avoidable, some of the pain, discomfort and unpleasant side effects such as constipation can be. In this episode, Ali and Becki provide a deep dive into how you can best prepare your body for any surgical procedure and how you can best support recovery. Learn about support for specific types of procedures from dental surgery to colonoscopies to joint replacements and beyond. 

 

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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 233: Estrogen Dominance

Episode 233: Estrogen Dominance

March 29, 2021

Are you dealing with symptoms of estrogen dominance such as bloating, breast tenderness, irregular cycles or moodiness? Wonder if your hormones are to blame for headaches, anxiety, increased belly fat or even hair loss? Tune in to learn why estrogen dominance is so common, how everyday exposures to things like plastic and perfume can contribute and how you can support optimal hormone balance. 

 

Estrogen dominance is either the excess of estrogen circulating in the body OR the dominance of estrogen due to insufficient countering hormones including progesterone for women and testosterone for men. This hormonal imbalance is especially common when dealing with rapid weight gain or weight loss, hormonal birth control use and exposure to toxins and endocrine disruptors and can impact women at any stage from cycling to menopausal as well as men. Tune in to learn about the symptoms and causes of estrogen dominance and how to reduce exposures in your day to day life. Plus we walk you through our Estrogen Dominance Protocol and detail supplement, lifestyle and food-as-medicine recommendations. 

 

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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

Episode 232: Period Drama and Birth Control Updates

Episode 232: Period Drama and Birth Control Updates

March 22, 2021

Did you know that your period can be considered a fifth vital sign?! Do you deal with painful periods, amenorrhea or major mood swings during your cycle? Want to know what your period says about your overall health? Tune in to hear Ali and Becki discuss period drama (not the kind in your Netflix series!) and how to deal with cramping, bloating, GI distress, moodiness and beyond! 

 

In this episode, Ali and Becki break down what happens in each phase of the menstrual cycle and discuss common period concerns including heavy cramps, painful cycles, bloating, mood issues and beyond. Learn how tracking your cycle and your symptoms can be key to understanding what is going on in your body and how basal body temperature can serve as both birth control and fertility support. Get our take on IUDs, hormone-free contraceptive gels like Phexxi and new updates on how oral contraceptives can impact your brain health. Plus we dish out supplement and food as medicine recommendations for a drama free cycle! 

 

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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 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 231: Beat the Bloat Updates and Q&A

Episode 231: Beat the Bloat Updates and Q&A

March 15, 2021

Wish you could pick our brains all day long? You guys asked, we answer in this Q&A episode on all things from dealing with vegetarians who won't eat vegetables to introducing potential allergens to children to thoughts on v@ccination in pregnancy and so much more! Plus get updates on our beat the bloat protocol in time for your spring cleanse! 

 

In this episode, Ali and Becki answer your burning questions about everything from melasma in pregnancy to the controversy on “intuitive fasting” and what’s up with the bean protocol. Learn about Stella's favorite smoothie ingredients, why introducing grains before age two is a no-no and our thoughts on long term water fasts. 

 

 

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 230: Dysbiosis Through Disconnection

Episode 230: Dysbiosis Through Disconnection

March 8, 2021

Are you concerned about the long term impact of some of the pandemic “safety” measures? Feeling more disconnected from nature than ever? Tune in to hear Ali and Becki discuss why the microbiome matters, how our current industrialized society may be doing damage and how getting in the dirt can help! 

 

In this episode, Ali and Becki unpack how disconnection and social isolation can actually drive imbalance in the body and harm to our microbiome. Learn how masking and overuse of disinfectants can contribute to sterility and how we are already set up for dysbiosis via our disconnect from the natural world. Plus learn about emerging research in the area of the “Microbioscape” or the interaction between our microbiome and environment and how getting in nature can help you to reconnect on a whole body level! 

 

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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 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 229: Real Food For Pregnancy with Lily Nichols

Episode 229: Real Food For Pregnancy with Lily Nichols

March 1, 2021

Are carbs necessary during pregnancy? Is there such a thing as too much salt during pregnancy? What should baby’s first foods be? Tune in to hear Ali and Becki interview Lily Nichols, an incredible wealth of knowledge on all things real food, pregnancy and baby! Learn how the prenatal guidelines should be revised, what nutrients pregnant women need the most of and which foods you actually need to avoid during pregnancy. 

 

In this episode, Ali and Becki interview fellow real food dietitian Lily Nichols and pick her brain on all things Real Food for Pregnancy. Lily is best known for her work on Gestational Diabetes and challenging the current prenatal guidelines. Learn about low carb and pregnancy, whether carbs are a necessary nutrient for growing a healthy baby and why the focus should be on protein and nutrient density instead! Plus we cover liver as a superfood for pregnant mamas as well as a first food for babies, whether to salt baby food and common nutrient deficiencies for mamas and babies. 

 

More about Lily Nichols, RDN, CDE: 

Lily Nichols is a Registered Dietitian/Nutritionist, Certified Diabetes Educator, researcher, and author with a passion for evidence-based  prenatal nutrition. Her work is known for being research-focused, thorough, and unapologetically critical of outdated dietary guidelines. She is the author of two bestselling books, Real Food for Pregnancy and Real Food for Gestational Diabetes. You can find her work at LilyNicholsRDN.com and on social media as @lilynicholsrdn. 

 

Download a Chapter of Real Food For Pregnancy and get other free goodies from Lily here!

 

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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

 

Episode 228: Exploring Your Macros and Meal Planning

Episode 228: Exploring Your Macros and Meal Planning

February 22, 2021

Wondering if Ali and Becki stay keto all the time or what their metabolic flexibility looks like these days? Want guidance on beginning to explore carbs again? Curious about our weekly meal planning and how we approach feeding our families? Tune in to learn about mastering your macros and making your metabolic flexibility work for you. 

 

In this episode, Ali and Becki discuss keto macro goals and targets for carbs, protein and fat in a keto approach as well as when it is appropriate to deviate from the perfect keto pie chart. Learn about the benefits of exploring your metabolic flexibility, from supporting the microbiome to regulating hormones. Plus get an idea of how a typical weekly meal plan lays out and some delicious recipe inspiration!

 

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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.

Episode 227: Food As Medicine for Seasonal Allergies

Episode 227: Food As Medicine for Seasonal Allergies

February 15, 2021

Do you suffer from seasonal allergies? Want to know how to deal with allergy symptoms naturally? Curious about the stress connection to worsened seasonal allergies? Tune in to hear Ali and Becki discuss why seasonal allergies happen, who is most susceptible and what you can do to reduce symptoms and heal from the root cause! 

 

In this episode, Ali and Becki take a deep dive on seasonal allergies, from the influence of stress to what allergies can tell us about the state of your gut. Learn about foods to avoid during allergy flares as well as those to include to help reduce symptoms and reactivity. Hear our take on conventional allergy medications, allergy testing and allergy shots. Plus get supplement recommendations to not only mitigate symptoms but help your body become resilient to seasonal allergies! 

 

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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.

Episode 226: Boosting Libido and Aphrodisiac Updates

Episode 226: Boosting Libido and Aphrodisiac Updates

February 8, 2021

Are you looking for solutions to low libido or trying to get your groove back? Wondering if aphrodisiac foods are legit? Want to know what’s on our Valentine’s Day menu? Tune in to hear Ali and Becki break down the health benefits of sex, why stress is not sexy and how you can improve your sex life using food-as-medicine! 

 

In this episode, Ali and Becki will make you blush in this fun episode as they detail reasons for low libido including excessive stress, hormone imbalance and nutrient deficiency. Learn why foods can be classified as aphrodisiacs and which ones really work to enhance hormone function, blood flow and get your sexy back! Plus hear our Valentine’s Day menu inspiration and get a Brady Miller exclusive Valentine’s Day Playlist (only in the show notes and for newsletter subscribers!)

 

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  • How much kissing do you like? 
  • How often would you like to have sex? 
  • Do you like me to initiate sex?
  • What gestures, touch, foreplay feel good?
  • Off limits? Open to explore?
  • What can we do to keep the sexual energy alive?

 

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.

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