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Episode 163: Supporting Detox with Real Food

Episode 163: Supporting Detox with Real Food

November 18, 2019

Your body is wired with the ability to detoxify via the liver and the kidneys supported by excretion through urine, sweat, and stool; however many of us are in a state of overload from the 6+ billion pounds of toxins released in our environment annually. Taking the time to nourish this process both by clean eating and an abundance of the nutrients that support phase 1 and 2 biochemical processes aids in supporting optimal metabolism and whole body health. 

 

In this episode of the Naturally Nourished podcast, Ali and Becki discuss why you need to do a 10-day detox and how your body’s detox pathways work as well as the nutrients required to support them. When your body loses weight or body fat the adipocytes (fat cells) release toxins, often endocrine disruptors which can then wreak havoc on your metabolism, hormones, and neurological system often leading to a new undesired symptom or weight loss stall. A sound protocol focuses on metabolic reset while supporting digestive function both to enhance nutrient absorption, support gut integrity and microbiome balance, as well as supporting antioxidant capacity and anti-inflammatory effects. 

 

Ali will unpack the functional pathways of your body, sources of toxins, where plants fit, lifestyle support, and food-as-medicine to support detoxification. She also takes time to discuss hormesis or the impact of a stressor on the body to make it stronger in this episode speaking to the carnivore movement and anti-nutrients of plants, phytocompounds. Tune in to hear her approach on how bioflavonoids may serve as a stressor but if their outcomes are to support endogenous levels of glutathione and other well accepted beneficial compounds, there is an important place for them in our diet! 

 

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Sponsors for this Episode:

 

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 Harper and Soul, makers of fat fueled, nutrient rich, savory & lightly sweetened granolas. Made with whole, real-food ingredients and fresh, scratch made spices. Great with your breakfast bowls, salads, cauliflower rice pilaf, even the base for a quiche or holiday pie crust – or simply enjoy by the handful! Use code ALIMILLERRD to save on orders of 2 or more bags!

Episode 162: Healthy Holidays, Gift Guide, and Vegan Rant

Episode 162: Healthy Holidays, Gift Guide, and Vegan Rant

November 11, 2019

Do the holidays sneak up on you every year? Want to be on top of it this year with supporting your body’s needs AND getting your shopping done early? Curious what a vegan rant has to do with the holidays? Tune in to hear Ali and Becki talk strategy for navigating holiday celebrations, family drama and finding true food freedom during this season. 

 

In this episode, Ali and Becki share their holiday plans and what is on the menu for Thanksgiving this year. Learn about foundational tools for supporting gut lining integrity, the microbiome and your HPA axis during the holiday season to create resilience no matter what life throws at you! Plus hear what is on Ali and Becki’s personal wishlist and get insight into our updated gift giving guide! And of course, get Ali’s take on the food freedom movement and learn about a recent encounter with a vegan celebrity and how she managed to keep the peace. 

 

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Sponsors for this episode: 

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 Harper and Soul, makers of fat fueled, nutrient rich, savory & lightly sweetened granolas. Made with whole, real-food ingredients and fresh, scratch made spices. Great with your breakfast bowls, salads, cauliflower rice pilaf, even the base for a quiche or holiday pie crust – or simply enjoy by the handful! Use code ALIMILLERRD to save on orders of 2 or more bags!

Episode 161: Neurotransmitters 101 Part 2: Excitatory Compounds

Episode 161: Neurotransmitters 101 Part 2: Excitatory Compounds

November 4, 2019

Did last week’s episode on neurotransmitters leave you wanting more? Want to know what impact dopamine, norepinephrine and epinephrine have on your mind and body? Curious how you can balance your brain chemicals? Tune in to learn what your excitatory neurotransmitters do and how you can use diet, lifestyle and supplemental support to find balance and mellow! 

 

In this episode, Ali and Becki go even deeper into the topic of neurotransmitters, hitting on the main excitatory brain chemicals of dopamine, norepinephrine and epinephrine. Learn about the impact of intermittent fasting on your neurotransmitters, how to recognize symptoms of deficiency and excess and why these brain chemicals might be imbalanced in the first place. Learn why l-theanine can work magic for balancing your brain and mood, how CBD can play a role and how adaptogens and nervines can be supportive of neurotransmitter expression. 

 

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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 also 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 160: Neurotransmitters 101 Part 1 

Episode 160: Neurotransmitters 101 Part 1 

October 27, 2019

Episode 160: Neurotransmitters 101 Part 1 

 

Have you heard of neurotransmitters but not exactly sure what they do or how they are made? Want to know what impact serotonin, gaba and acetylcholine have on the brain and body? Curious how you can support brain chemical balance with food as medicine, lifestyle and supplements? Tune in to hear Ali and Becki deconstruct the role of your neurotransmitters from mood support to anxiety reduction to sleep and so much more. 

 

In this episode, Ali and Becki take a deep dive on 3 primary brain balancing chemicals--serotonin, gaba and acetylcholine. While serotonin is likely the most “known” neurotransmitter for its role in depression, your neurotransmitters act in a complex symphony of expression to support cognitive function, balanced mood, circadian rhythm and can even influence digestion and heart rhythm. Learn about the role of protein and probiotics in making your neurotransmitters, why B Vitamins are an essential cofactor for production and what foods can have a direct impact on your brain chemicals. 

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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!

 

My Adrenal Rehab Program provides the science and strategy to rebound your primary stress glands to support your body’s return to balance while mellowing the mind. Use code ADRENAL99 through 10/31/19!

Episode 159 Fat Fueled Family with Guests Maura and Danny Vega

Episode 159 Fat Fueled Family with Guests Maura and Danny Vega

October 21, 2019

Want to know what Maura and Danny Vega have to say about keto, carbs and carnivore? Curious about their philosophies on parenting, unschooling and feeding kids fat fueled? Tune in to hear Ali and Becki interview Danny and Maura Vega, the duo behind Fat Fueled Family. 

 

In this episode, Ali and Becki pick Maura and Danny’s brains about all things diet, exercise and mindset. Learn about their diet evolution, how stoic philosophy influences their household and what they eat in a day. 


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More about Maura and Danny:

Maura & Danny Vega are the dynamic duo behind Fat Fueled Family. Maura—classically trained in ballet, contemporary and other forms of dance, learned the importance of discipline and consistency at an early age.

 

Danny was a lifelong football player who finished his career at Columbia University. Danny’s obsession from as early as five years old was strength and conditioning. He was able to pursue this obsession as a collegiate strength and conditioning coach, and now, he gets to spend his days learning and teaching others about various topics such as performance nutrition, building muscle, and lifestyle coaching.

 

Maura is just as passionate about these topics, however she also educates mothers and families on how to eat a proper diet and give the most nourishing nutrition available to their children. Together, they are on a mission to boycott kid’s menus and empower families to take a much more active role in their health vs. being dependent on the pharmaceutical/healthcare industrial complex. They cohost the fat fueled family podcast, a weekly podcast dedicated to five main topics:

Nutrition

Fitness

Mindset

Peaceful parenting

Unschooling

 

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

 

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!

 

My Adrenal Rehab Program provides the science and strategy to rebound your primary stress glands to support your body’s return to balance while mellowing the mind. 

 

Episode 158: How to Rebound Your Adrenal Glands

Episode 158: How to Rebound Your Adrenal Glands

October 14, 2019

Are you feeling burned out and flatlined? Or are you running on adrenaline, feeling over-extended and anxious? Just barely hanging on and know it could be better? Tune in to learn about how you can rebound your adrenal glands and create resilience in times of increased stress demand. When in chronic fight-or-flight mode our body responds hard-wired for survival often leaving us over-reactive and irritable or over time hitting a wall, experiencing life through a burned out and depleted state. Chronic unmanaged stress is the driver of chronic illness, leading to immune and inflammatory conditions, digestive issues, hormone imbalance, weight gain, and more!

 

In this episode, Ali and Becki reveal the new Adrenal Rehab Program, available for presale starting October 15th! If you’re living in chronic fight or flight mode, just barely hanging on and trying to keep it all together, this program is for you. Learn about symptoms of adrenal imbalance, how to know if you are Stressed and Wired or Stressed and Tired, and what supplements are most appropriate for where you fall on the spectrum of adrenal imbalance. Plus get food as medicine support to aid in rebounding your body’s stress response and creating a resilient body and mellow mind. 

 

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

 

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!

 

Episode 157: Cholesterol as Medicine

Episode 157: Cholesterol as Medicine

October 7, 2019

Are you sick of all the cholesterol misinformation out there? Want definitive answers on why cholesterol is NOT the enemy? Just straight up confused about cholesterol in the diet and its link to heart disease? Tune in to hear Ali and Becki rip the circulating cholesterol myths to shreds in this information-packed episode. Learn what current research says about cholesterol, how it can actually be protective and what it can mean if your cholesterol goes up out of the blue! 

 

In this episode, Ali and Becki debunk the diet and cholesterol connection and explain why high cholesterol on its own is not and never has been a risk factor for heart disease. In fact, cholesterol is a necessary compound produced by the body whether we consume it in the diet or not! Learn about the many redeeming aspects of cholesterol from its role in building hormones to immune function to how it acts as an antioxidant in the body and brain. Plus, learn why cholesterol may go up on keto and how a sudden change in cholesterol might mean your sexual hormones or thyroid need attention!

 

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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!

 

Episode 156: Supporting Healthy Skin

Episode 156: Supporting Healthy Skin

September 30, 2019

Are you looking for natural solutions for skin concerns such as acne, eczema or psoriasis? Want to know how to address skin conditions from the root cause? Curious about what Ali and Becki use on their skin to deal with breakouts, dryness and more? Tune in to learn about the connection between gut and skin health, toxicity and lymphatic flow and how hormonal balance plays a role in many skin conditions. 

 

In this episode, Ali and Becki dig into common skin concerns and their drivers, from dysbiosis to toxic burden to hormonal imbalance and beyond. Our skin can be seen as an outer reflection of gut health and conditions like acne, eczema, psoriasis, rashes and beyond often have common trends of bacterial imbalance, leaky gut or nutrient deficiency. Learn about labs to monitor, baseline supplements for supporting your skin and how you can use food as medicine to heal your skin from the inside out. Plus learn about Ali and Becki’s favorite products from jade rollers to zit stickers to peels and beyond! 

 

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

 

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 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

 

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

 

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 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! 

 

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

 

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!