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Episode 155: The Paleo Thyroid Solution with Guest Elle Russ

Episode 155: The Paleo Thyroid Solution with Guest Elle Russ

September 23, 2019

Do you have a known or suspected thyroid condition? Wonder if your weight loss struggles, hair loss or hormonal imbalance might be due to thyroid dysfunction? Want to hear what thyroid expert Elle Russ has to say about conventional treatment of thyroid disorders? Tune in to hear Ali and Becki interview Elle about her personal story with hypothyroidism and how she has become the leading voice of thyroid health in the paleo, primal, and evolutionary health movements.

 

In this episode, Ali and Becki pick Elle’s brain on all things thyroid, from missed diagnoses to additional lab markers to consider to supplemental support. Thyroid disorders can present with a myriad of symptoms including depression, anxiety, fatigue, joint pain, muscle weakness, sensitivity to cold, weight gain, dry skin, hair loss, hormonal imbalance and more. Learn tools to talk to your doctor about your thyroid health and get supplement and food-as-medicine recommendations for supporting your main metabolic gland. 

 

 

More About Elle Russ:

Elle Russ is an author, public speaker, and host of Mark Sisson’s Primal Blueprint Podcast. She is the 5th person in the world to be certified in Ancestral Health and is the leading voice of thyroid health in the Paleo, Primal, and Evolutionary Health movements. Elle is the author of the bestselling book THE PALEO THYROID SOLUTION. She lives in Malibu, California. You can learn more about her at http://www.elleruss.com

 

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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 and Pork Sticks. Click here for more on why I love FBomb and use code ALIMILLERRD for 10% off your order!

 

This episode is sponsored by Crowd Cow, your one-stop shop for craft meats sourced straight from the farm. Crowd Cow believes in full transparency. For a limited time, enjoy FREE Shipping in addition to $25 off your first order at www.crowdcow.com/naturallynourished. Check out their new Naturally Nourished Bundle to order the cuts Ali uses in her home on a weekly basis! 

 

Episode 154: Food-As-Medicine For Stress Resilience

Episode 154: Food-As-Medicine For Stress Resilience

September 16, 2019

Can’t wait one second longer the The Anti-Anxiety Diet Cookbook to drop? Want the lowdown on what nutrients to include in your diet to battle stress and find your mellow? Tune in to this special episode celebrating the cookbook release this week and get practical advice on how you can stress-proof your system from the inside out with food as medicine and strategic supplementation!

 

In this episode, Ali and Becki take a deep dive on strategic nutrients for stress resilience and how they can aid in supporting your body’s stress demands. Learn why magnesium is the original chill pill, how B vitamins can help you find your mellow and why probiotics are “nature’s Prozac”! Plus learn why matcha can be so therapeutic, how l-theanine influences neurotransmitters and new cutting edge research on the benefits of CBD! 

 

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Sponsors for this Episode:

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 and Pork Sticks. Click here for more on why I love FBomb and use code ALIMILLERRD for 10% off your order!

 

This episode is sponsored by Crowd Cow, your one-stop shop for craft meats sourced straight from the farm. Crowd Cow believes in full transparency. For a limited time, enjoy FREE Shipping in addition to $25 off your first order at www.crowdcow.com/naturallynourished. Check out their new Naturally Nourished Bundle to order the cuts Ali uses in her home on a weekly basis! 

Episode 153: Metabolic Flexibility and the New Age of Keto

Episode 153: Metabolic Flexibility and the New Age of Keto

September 9, 2019

Are you curious about adding carbs to your keto diet? Wondering what all the metabolic flexibility talk is about? Want to know if keto is sustainable and where it is headed in the future? Tune in to hear Ali and Becki discuss the potential benefits of adding carbs to your keto, why you shouldn’t be carb-phobic and how keto is evolving and changing. Learn about how you can expand your diet beyond the rigidity of tight keto and why this might be supportive of hormones, body composition, metabolism and beyond! 

 

In this episode, Ali and Becki define metabolic flexibility and talk about how individual differences in body composition, metabolism and exercise output level can impact your tolerance for carbs. Incorporating small amounts of real food carbs can not only provide food freedom and make keto feel more sustainable, they can also have some real benefits when it comes to the microbiome, nutrient density and diversity and hormone regulation. Learn how to listen to your body’s feedback can help you determine your carb threshold and get a refresher on why we (still) hate non-caloric sweeteners and why real food ALWAYS wins. Plus hear our predictions of where keto is headed in the future and how the worlds of real food keto and functional medicine are starting to overlap in a very positive way!

 

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This episode is sponsored by Crowd Cow, your one-stop shop for craft meats sourced straight from the farm. Crowd Cow believes in full transparency. For a limited time, enjoy FREE Shipping in addition to $25 off your first order at www.crowdcow.com/naturallynourished. Check out their new Naturally Nourished Bundle to order the cuts Ali uses in her home on a weekly basis! 

 

This episode is also 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 and Pork Sticks. Click here for more on why I love FBomb and use code ALIMILLERRD for 10% off your order!

Episode 152: Perimenopause and Menopause

Episode 152: Perimenopause and Menopause

September 3, 2019

Are you dreading the “big change” or wondering if you are going through menopause? Want to know about common signs and symptoms of both perimenopause and menopause? Looking for functional medicine interventions to ease the transition? Tune in to hear Ali and Becki discuss the hormonal changes that occur during menopause as well as common conventional treatments for symptoms like hot flashes, night sweats and mood changes. Learn about the potential role of SERMs, how keto can be supportive of hormonal shifts as well as tips and tricks for mitigating symptoms and making your transition as painless as possible! 

 

In this episode, Ali and Becki break down perimenopause and menopause from what is happening to your hormones in each stage to why some women experience severe symptoms and others breeze right through. Get practical advice for navigating hot flashes, fatigue, vaginal dryness, bone loss and beyond with ease so that you can embrace your body in this new phase of life! 

 

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This episode is sponsored by Crowd Cow, your one-stop shop for craft meats sourced straight from the farm. Crowd Cow believes in full transparency. For a limited time, enjoy FREE Shipping in addition to $25 off your first order at www.crowdcow.com/naturallynourished. Check out their new Naturally Nourished Bundle to order the cuts Ali uses in her home on a weekly basis! 

 

This episode is also 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 and Pork Sticks. Click here for more on why I love FBomb and use code ALIMILLERRD for 10% off your order!

 

Episode 151: Fat A Documentary with Guest Vinnie Tortorich

Episode 151: Fat A Documentary with Guest Vinnie Tortorich

August 26, 2019

Are you sick and tired of the demonization of fat and the straight up misinformation that continues to pervade the health and fitness world? Want to hear from one celebrity fitness trainer on how he’s shaking up the industry and getting the word out that fat is NOT the enemy? Tune in to hear Ali and Becki’s interview with OG celebrity trainer Vinnie Tortorich on his No Sugar, No Grains lifestyle, lessons learned in 40+ years in the industry and how his new documentary came to be!

 

In this episode, Ali and Becki pick Vinnie’s brain on trends of the fitness industry that drive him nuts, best exercises for optimal health and what drove him to create his new documentary. Fat A Documentary is now available on itunes and amazon and you don’t want to miss it--he’s got some big names on board like Gary Taubes, Nina Teicholz, and Eric Westman just to name a few!

 

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About Vinnie:

Vinnie Tortorich is a Celebrity Fitness Trainer, speaker, podcaster and best-selling author of Fitness Confidential: Adventures in the Weight-Loss Game. He’s been called “america’s angriest trainer” and has become known for exposing the underbelly of the health and fitness industry as well as his coined NSNG lifestyle (no sugar no grains). 

 

Vinny has some serious longevity in this industry spending nearly 40 years showing people how to lose and keep off weight. His book, Fitness Confidential  and podcast of the same name have helped and inspired people to reach their goals. He's been a personal trainer to people from all walks of life for thirty-seven years and wants his newest project Fat: A Documentary to help change lives. 

 

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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! 

 

This episode is also sponsored by Crowd Cow, your one-stop shop for craft meats sourced straight from the farm. Crowd Cow believes in full transparency. For a limited time, enjoy FREE Shipping in addition to $25 off your first order at www.crowdcow.com/naturallynourished. Check out their new Naturally Nourished Bundle to order the cuts Ali uses in her home on a weekly basis! 

Episode 150: Getting to Know Ali Miller RD

Episode 150: Getting to Know Ali Miller RD

August 19, 2019

Want to know more about the voice behind the Naturally Nourished Podcast? Feel like Ali is already your BFF and want to know what makes her tick? Got burning questions about Ali’s career evolution? Tune in to hear your favorite podcast hosts reveal the inner workings of Ali Miller from how and where she grew up to how she got started in functional medicine to her favorite reality TV shows and more! 

 

This week, Naturally Nourished listeners are in for a treat! We’re taking a step away from our usual science-heavy and functional medicine forward episodes to celebrate 150 episodes with an in depth chat with Ali Miller! If you’ve ever wanted to know more about the functional medicine expert behind this podcast, this episode is for you! Learn about Ali’s upbringing and her days as a competitive dancer, why she sported dreadlocks, how she met Brady and her personal and business evolution. Plus Ali spills her favorite supplements, kitchen equipment and guilty pleasure TV shows and answers the age old question--Real Housewives of New York or Beverly Hills?!

 

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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! 

 

This episode is sponsored by Crowd Cow, your one-stop shop for craft meats sourced straight from the farm. Crowd Cow believes in full transparency. For a limited time, enjoy FREE Shipping in addition to $25 off your first order at www.crowdcow.com/naturallynourished. Check out their new Naturally Nourished Bundle to order the cuts Ali uses in her home on a weekly basis! 

Episode 149: Getting Your Cycle Back

Episode 149: Getting Your Cycle Back

August 12, 2019

Have you lost your period with keto, a recent weight change or high stress? Want to know how to get your cycle back and why it is so important to do so? Need strategy for rebounding your hormones and confused on whether you should still be doing keto? Tune in to hear Ali and Becki talk about the many causes of amenorrhea and hone in specifically on hypothalamic amenorrhea. Learn how over-restriction, over-exercise and over-rumination might be driving imbalance in your body and what to do to recover your sixth vital sign--your period! 

 

In this episode, Ali and Becki break down the reasons your period might be MIA from weight loss to medication use to post birth control recalibration. Amenorrhea is thought to affect 3-4% of the population of women of reproductive age and hypothalamic amenorrhea is on the rise as a leading cause for cycle loss. Learn how hormone expression can be impacted by stress, how high quality nutrient supplementation can help nourish your ovaries and why you might need to ease up on the exercise and fasting if your cycle has gone missing.

 

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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! 

 

This episode is also sponsored by Crowd Cow, your one-stop shop for craft meats sourced straight from the farm. Crowd Cow believes in full transparency. For a limited time, enjoy FREE Shipping in addition to $25 off your first order at www.crowdcow.com/naturallynourished. Check out their new Naturally Nourished Bundle to order the cuts Ali uses in her home on a weekly basis! 

 

Episode 148: Fasting and Time-Restricted Eating: Weighing Out Restriction vs. Therapeutic Benefits

Episode 148: Fasting and Time-Restricted Eating: Weighing Out Restriction vs. Therapeutic Benefits

August 4, 2019

Are you curious about intermittent fasting and time restricted eating and wondering if its right for you? Already incorporating fasting but not seeing good results? Want to know how to tweak your fasting strategy to work best for your lifestyle and health goals? Tune in to hear Ali and Becki break down the science of fasting from its health benefits to potential pitfalls to the lab markers to watch if incorporating fasting. Learn how to utilize this health-supporting tool in a way that works best for your body, health and fitness goals and lifestyle. 

 

In this episode, Ali and Becki get into the nerdy, nitty-gritty science of intermittent fasting from its influence on autophagy to its impact on inflammatory markers and beyond. Fasting can be a great tool to accelerate weight loss, reset digestion and even prevent cancer but it is not a one size fits all approach! Learn about different fasting strategies from a classic 16:8 approach to a protein-sparing fast using bone broth to fat fasts and beyond. Get all your burning fasting questions answered and learn about diet and supplement tools you can use to get the most out of your fast. 

 

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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! 

 

This episode is also sponsored by Crowd Cow, your one-stop shop for craft meats sourced straight from the farm. Crowd Cow believes in full transparency. For a limited time, enjoy FREE Shipping in addition to $25 off your first order at www.crowdcow.com/naturallynourished. Check out their new Naturally Nourished Bundle to order the cuts Ali uses in her home on a weekly basis! 

Episode 147: Lies My Doctor Told Me with Guest Dr. Ken Berry

Episode 147: Lies My Doctor Told Me with Guest Dr. Ken Berry

July 29, 2019

Are you frustrated with the conventional medical approach to wellness? Wondering why nutrition is often neglected when talking to your doctor? Want to know how to weed through the muck of myths and misinformation to better your health? Tune in to hear Ali and Becki interview Dr. Ken Berry about his new book, Lies My Doctor Told Me, where he exposes the truth behind the lies told by well-meaning but misinformed medical practitioners. 

 

In this episode, Ali and Becki pick Dr. Ken Berry’s brain about the common myths of the medical community at large and how he has transitioned from conventional country doctor to using a keto approach with patients. His new book exposes lies from the role of fat in heart disease to the link between sun exposure and health to whether exercise can help you lose weight and beyond. Learn why you don’t need to drink milk for healthy bones, why whole grains are not as healthy as we’re told and how conventional approaches have gotten so much wrong! 

 

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More about Dr. Ken Berry:

Dr. Ken Berry is a practicing board certified physician, an amazon Best Selling author, and a passionate advocate of health on his YouTube channel where he has over 600,000 subscribers. Along with his online presence, he is active in his own community of Camden Tennessee where he has been practicing at The Berry Clinic since 2003. Dr. Berry is known for his direct, no nonsense approach to health and wellness. After signing with Victory Belt Publishing House this year, Dr. Berry just released a second edition of his best selling book Lies My Doctor Told Me. He is also in the process of writing his second book called Common Sense Keto for Type II Diabetes. He looks forward to working with the real people of the world in continuing his mission to bring an end to the obesity and Type II diabetes epidemics, along with bringing awareness to such issues as thyroid health and hormone optimization

 

www.youtube.com/kendberrymd

Instagram: @kendberry.md 

Facebook.com/kendberry.md

 

Love the Naturally Nourished Podcast? Help us spread the Food-As-Medicine message by leaving a 5 star review on iTunes! 

 

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! 

 

This episode is also sponsored by Crowd Cow, your one-stop shop for craft meats sourced straight from the farm. Crowd Cow believes in full transparency. For a limited time, enjoy FREE Shipping in addition to $25 off your first order at www.crowdcow.com/naturallynourished. Check out their new Naturally Nourished Bundle to order the cuts Ali uses in her home on a weekly basis! 

Episode 146: Keto as a Hormetic Stressor and All About Leptin

Episode 146: Keto as a Hormetic Stressor and All About Leptin

July 22, 2019

Are you struggling with hormonal imbalance, fatigue or not feeling satisfied on a keto diet? Trying to do it all perfectly and not getting results? Feeling stressed out or spread too thin between diet, fasting, exercise and your day-to-day stressors? Tune in to hear Ali and Becki explain why keto itself can be a stressor, especially for the type-A personalities out there who are trying to “do it all”! Plus we reflect all the exciting collaboration at KetoCon and our favorite vendors this year!

 

In this episode, Ali and Becki give a sneak peek of the recent article Ali wrote about carb cycling and leptin for hormonal balance and HPA-axis optimization. While a ketogenic diet can be incredibly therapeutic for many conditions and have favorable hormonal impacts in some, it can go terribly wrong for others if not listening to your body! Insomnia, increased anxiety, loss of menstrual cycle and constant hunger are just a few of the signs that you may need to adjust how you keto. Learn about the many roles of leptin, how to spot low leptin and how carb cycling can help reset your levels for successful outcomes on your high fat low carb diet! 

 

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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!