Naturally Nourished
Episode 177: Why You Need Supplements Part 1

Episode 177: Why You Need Supplements Part 1

February 24, 2020

One of the most common questions we hear both in clinic and from podcast listeners is “but I already eat a squeaky clean keto or paleo diet, do I really need supplements?” The answer is YES as even individuals with the “perfect” diet can see micronutrient deficiency based on demand of their body during times of increased stress, injury, illness, pregnancy and beyond. There are so many factors that contribute as well to inability to absorb or utilize the nutrients we are consuming from genetic variants like MTHFR to gut integrity issues. Not to mention that we can even see inadequate intake of certain nutrients if restricting specific foods or based on changes in farming practices and sourcing. Tune in to hear Ali and Becki tackle common reasons for deficiency and how use of high dose nutrients can accelerate outcomes, support metabolic pathways and ultimately lead to optimal health! 

 

In this episode, we cover the multitude of reasons that you need supplements to thrive in your body and how we use strategic supplementation both clinically and personally to get into superhuman mode. Whether looking to drive remission with autoimmune disease, optimize hormones, or just feel more resilient to stress, you will learn how we use functional targeted nutritional supplementation to yield clinical results. Plus learn how supplements can replace potentially harmful over the counter and prescription medications and actually address the root cause for ongoing resolution versus a bandaid quick-fix that will likely drive dysfunction down the line! 

 

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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 Further Food, a female owned and operated company that provides the highest quality food as medicine products including their Collagen Peptides, Pasture-Raised Gelatin Daily Turmeric Tonic and Mindful Matcha. Use code ALIMILLERRD at checkout for 10% off!

 

Episode 176: Grab Bag Q & A

Episode 176: Grab Bag Q & A

February 17, 2020

Wish you could pick Ali’s brain all day? You guys asked, we answer in this grab bag Q&A episode on everything from microwaves to allergy support to keto for kids. We even broach the subject of vaccines, gulp! Plus, learn about a couple new additions to the Naturally Nourished Supplement line, updates on our website progress and some exciting events coming this Spring! 

 

In this episode, Ali and Becki answer your most burning questions that you submitted and have been waiting patiently to hear us tackle! You’ll hear our take on everything from baby led weaning tips to supporting your child through anxiety to how to recover your gut from antibiotics. As usual, this episode is infused with food-as-medicine recommendations, supplement strategy and tons of practical tips for nourishing your family and thriving in your body! 

 

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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 products 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 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 175: Let’s Talk About Sex with Guest Susan Bratton 

Episode 175: Let’s Talk About Sex with Guest Susan Bratton 

February 10, 2020

Want to improve your sex life but not sure where to start? Looking to spice things up this Valentine’s Day? We dare you to try to get through this episode with guest Susan Bratton, intimacy wellness expert, without blushing! Tune in to learn about mindgasms, heartgasms, and maybe even a way to boost your cup size, ladies! Plus, how your partner can put into the orgasmic karma bank, why intimacy doesn’t always need to be quid pro quo and how you might be able to negotiate your way to more foot massages! 

In this episode, Ali and Becki interview Susan Bratton who is champion and advocate for all those who desire intimacy and passion their whole life long. Susan has made it her mission to put more passion in peoples’ love lives, providing the antidote to inexperience, sexual boredom and infrequency by creating sexy sex ed programs that you can access from the comfort of your home...or bedroom. Grab your partner and tune in to this fun episode to learn about the physiology of orgasm, how men and women are different when it comes to sex and how you can turn up the heat at any age and stage! 

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More about Susan Bratton:

Susan Bratton, Intimacy Wellness Expert is a champion and advocate for all those who desire intimacy and passion their whole life long. Best-selling author and publisher of lovemaking techniques and bedroom communication skills including Sexual Soulmates, Relationship Magic, Revive Her Drive, The Steamy Sex Ed Video Collection, Hormone Balancing, The Pump Guide and Thrust In Time as a small selection of her 34 books and programs. 

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 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 174: The Dysbiosis and Disease Connection and Ali’s Beat the Bloat Cleanse

Episode 174: The Dysbiosis and Disease Connection and Ali’s Beat the Bloat Cleanse

February 3, 2020

Did you know that the microbiome can have a dynamic influence on hormone levels and female fertility? Want to know why Ali just completed her third Beat the Bloat Cleanse? Dysbiosis or yeast and bacteria imbalance can wreak havoc on the body, not only causing GI disturbance and skin flares but it can also exacerbate conditions that lead to infertility such as endometriosis and PCOS. Tune in to find out what happened during Ali’s cleanse, how she dealt with dieoff symptoms and why berberine and aromatic essential oils should have a place in your supplement routine even when not doing a cleanse! 

 

In this episode, Ali and Becki discuss the influence of the microbiome on disease and what can happen when pathogenic organisms take over. Beyond the common symptoms of bowel irregularity and skin conditions we can see mood influence, headaches, chronic fatigue and even autoimmune disease as common manifestations of dysbiosis. Learn why dysbiosis can occur in the first place, how to recognize and test, and why we created the Beat the Bloat protocol as a microbiome reset. Plus hear us nerd out on how berberine can be more effective than metformin in addressing PCOS and infertility!

 

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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 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 173: 3 Micronutrients: Folate, Serine and Niacin

Episode 173: 3 Micronutrients: Folate, Serine and Niacin

January 27, 2020

Ready for a refresher on why micronutrients matter? Wonder if nutrient deficiency could be at the root of your health concerns? Tune in to hear Ali and Becki discuss folate, serine and niacin as 3 micronutrients that matter! Learn about their function, symptoms of deficiency as well as food sources of these important nutrients and when you should turn to supplementation for repletion. 

 

In this episode, Ali and Becki break down the reasons stress can deplete micronutrients, especially B vitamins like folate and niacin and those used in regulation of cortisol like serine. Learn about symptoms and disease states associated with deficiency of these nutrients and when and why you want to consider supplementation. Plus, hear our take on the importance of avoiding synthetic folate, whether NAD+ is a miracle supplement and why you need to be including organ meats and grassfed whey in your 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

 

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 172: All Things Hormones Q & A

Episode 172: All Things Hormones Q & A

January 20, 2020

You guys asked, we answer in this special Q&A episode all about hormones! We talk about women’s hormones all the time but this episode really breaks down the function of estrogen and progesterone, how levels shift throughout the cycle and lifetime and how the delicate balance of hormones can be thrown off by stress, endocrine disruptors and more. Learn how addressing hot flashes as an inflammatory symptom can make all the difference in getting ongoing resolution and how you can support your system through hormone transitions. Plus get insight into supporting optimal fertility, addressing hormonal weight gain and how stress is intricately connected to PCOS and other hormonal conditions. 

In this episode, Ali and Becki answer your burning questions about topics ranging from hot flash relief to balancing hormones while on birth control to how the microbiome impacts estrogen conjugation and detox. Learn what happens to hormones after a procedure like an ablation and how proteolytic enzymes can help support a hospitable uterine environment, our take on hormone replacement therapy and best place to start with lab testing and supplementation when a hormonal imbalance is suspected. Plus get the skinny on flax seeds and other hormone modulating compounds and how genetics can impact your estrogen status!

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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 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 171: Movement as Medicine with Guest Dr. Deb Kern

Episode 171: Movement as Medicine with Guest Dr. Deb Kern

January 13, 2020

Optimal health goes way beyond diet and supplement strategy and the way we move and connect with our bodies is an integral part of the healing journey. Ali has been taking PranaShakti dance classes with Dr. Deb Kern for the past 6 months and has shared many moments of emotional and physical breakthrough that have come out of this practice. According to Dr. Deb, “PranaShakti is a conscious movement practice that combines elements from many forms of dance, Ayurveda, Kundalini Yoga and Hatha Yoga to remove energy blocks, liberate trapped energy, reconnect mind and body, reawaken creativity, express emotions, pray with the body and ultimately come home to peace, love and freedom.” Tune in to learn more about this unique practice, breaking energy barriers and how you can incorporate movement, mantra and release in your own life! 

 

In this episode, Ali and Becki pick Dr. Deb Kern’s brain on the evolution of her PranaShakti method and dig deep into the intentions behind her class flow and teachings as she guides women to heal physical and emotional wounds. Deb fuses her academic and medical background with ancient healing techniques to help women discover health and balance in their lives. Hear her insight into the signs of disconnect in body and mind and learn how to recognize and move through energy blockages in your own body. From simple movements you can use at home to connecting through physical touch and sound, Deb provides resources and practical ways to get started on using movement as medicine! 

 

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More about Dr. Deb Kern:

Dr. Deb Kern is a health scientist, visionary teacher, and guide who is dedicated to helping women live divinely embodied lives. Deb has traveled far and wide to study and apprentice with master teachers, shamans, yogis, herbalists, and healers. Her varied studies and experiences have helped her evolve practices and tools that help women embody the divine feminine and live pleasurable, purposeful, spirit-infused lives.

 

Dr. Deb’s years of practice as a nurse, health educator, personal trainer, yoga teacher, Nia teacher a yoga therapist combined with her life experiences have given her insights not found in books.  She has observed, time and time again, that when we take actions in our own healing and become aware of the patterns that disconnect body and mind, miracles can occur in every area of our lives—and she adores inspiring others to experience these miracles. 

 

She’s the creatrix of a healing movement practice called PranaShakti™ Dance, a transformational online program called The Shakti Sisterhood.

 

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 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 170: All things Keto Q&A

Episode 170: All things Keto Q&A

January 6, 2020

You asked, we answered in this Q&A all about keto! From keto crotch to keto while breastfeeding to the ever-present calorie debate, we cover the gamut of listener questions. Whether you are a keto newbie or an OG keto veteran, this episode is a deep dive into some of the common roadblocks we all face when approaching a fat-fueled lifestyle.

 

In this episode, Ali and Becki take a step back from writing and researching nerdy podcast episodes to let you guys, our listeners, run the show! We got such an overwhelming response to our call for questions that we have broken them out into multiple episodes and this first one will be on all things keto. Whether you are a long time listener or a brand new podcast fan, this episode is a great introduction to our real food approach to keto and how we problem solve common issues that might be halting your progress. Get tangible advice for navigating sugar cravings, whether keto can be an 80/20 approach, how to sub dairy in common keto recipes and how you can do keto even without a gallbladder. 

 

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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 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 169: Resolutions, Goals and Focus for the New Year

Episode 169: Resolutions, Goals and Focus for the New Year

December 30, 2019

With a brand new year (and decade!) just days away, many of us have resolutions and goals on the mind. Whether you are a resolution person or not, the new year can be a great time to reflect on where you are and where you want to go. Tune in to hear Ali and Becki talk about taking inventory of 2019, working with mantra to create the life you want and reveal their words of the year for 2020! 

 

While setting resolutions can seen trite or cheesy, creating focus and goals to ring in the new year can provide structure and accountability to ensure you achieve what you set out to do this next year. Learn about Ali’s method for reframing negative thoughts to create a mantra that resonates and hear about a full moon ritual that you can use to inspire growth at any time of year. Plus get rapid fire ideas on how to approach your goals this year, whether you desire weight loss, better digestion, more energy or to learn to cook! 

 

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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 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 168: Normalize Keto

Episode 168: Normalize Keto

December 23, 2019

The ketogenic diet is often seen as a “radical” approach but in actuality ketosis is a natural metabolic state that is necessary for survival. Not only that, ketosis enhances quality of life and whole body health via its neurological, inflammatory and metabolic benefits. Tune in to hear Ali and Becki break down their approach to real food keto and how you can use ketosis as medicine to achieve optimal health. 

 

In this episode, Ali and Becki discuss the polarizing nature of the ketogenic diet and break down why keto is NOT a new or novel approach. In reality, getting into a state of ketosis is an adaptive mechanism and human beings are designed to be hybrids in order to survive in times of lack of food. That said, not all ketogenic diets are created equal and the use of keto products riddled with non-caloric sweeteners and GMO corn derivatives have no place in a real food diet. Learn about new research in the application of the ketogenic diet for neurological conditions, mood disorders and beyond and how our balanced approach to keto can support your health goals! 

 

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Virtual Food As Medicine Ketosis Class - Starts January 8th - GRAB YOUR SPOT NOW!

Past Episodes on Keto:

Episode 75: Considering Carb Cycling

Episode 99: Ketosis as Medicine

Episode 100: Five Ways to Solve Your Keto Slump

Episode 118: Real Food Keto and Natural Sweeteners

Episode 121: Keto and Women’s Hormones

Episode 153: Metabolic Flexibility and the New Age of Keto

Free Keto 101 Keto-as-Medicine Webinar on January 6th - Register Here! 

10 Day Real Food Detox

Gingerbread No Bake Cookie Balls

Kale Chips 3 Ways 

Keto as An Adaptive Mechanism

What are Ketones

Boost and Burn

Why is The Anti-Anxiety Diet Keto?

Leptin and HPA-axis Regulation

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

Research in the Keto Space

Episode 164: Make Positivity Louder and Keto Science with Dr. Ryan Lowery

Testing Ketones

KetoMojo Meter

Ketone Urine Strips

 

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 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!