Naturally Nourished Episode 51: What the Hell?! A Rebuttal to What the Health

September 18, 2017

Curious to hear our take on the recent controversial documentary, What the Health? Confused by the “facts” presented and not sure what to believe? Tune in to hear Ali and Becki debunk the Top 5 Myths presented, discuss research flaws and scare tactics used, as well as give props to a couple of items the film got right!


In this episode, Ali and Becki dive headfirst into the science (or lackthereof) presented in What the Health and weed through the evidence on both sides of the story. As conscious consumers, it is important to take the “too good to be true” claims of this documentary with a grain (or a teaspoon!) of salt and to be our own detectives of how evidence is presented and skewed in favor of the film’s vegan agenda. Learn about our take on the link between processed meat and cancer, whether sugar is the true culprit of diabetes and insulin resistance and whether protein deficiency is possible!


Also in this Episode:

Why Quality Matters

Conventional vs. Sustainable Farming Approaches

Why Nutrition Research Methods are Controversial

Alzheimer's as Type 3 Diabetes and the Connection to Insulin Resistance

When a Vegan Approach Might be Beneficial or Warranted

Episode 42: Transitioning from Veganism

Micronutrient Testing at Naturally Nourished

Supplements to Support your Transition

Resources to Support your Real Food Journey


Naturally Nourished Episode 50: Why Diets Don’t Work

September 6, 2017

Have you tried every diet in the book, only to end up back where you started? Are you doing everything “right” but can’t get the scale to budge? Tune in to hear Ali and Becki take on the topic of dieting and explain why they consider themselves “diet-less” dietitians. Learn about the top dieting pitfalls and our approach to sustainable weight loss and lifestyle modification.


In this Episode, Ali and Becki explore modern approaches to dieting and uncover the main mistakes that dieters make that hinder weight loss. Learn about the idea of optimal health at any size, how over-restriction can throw the body out of balance and why Ali does not recommend a cheat day! From mindful indulgence to intermittent fasting and a ketogenic approach, this episode will reframe the way that you think about dieting and help you find freedom in your body with weight loss as merely a pleasant side effect!


Also in this Episode:

  • Macronutrient Balance and Busting Diet Myths
  • Resources for Getting Started with Sustainable Weight Loss
  • Benefits of Intermittent Fasting and Ketosis
    • Hormonal Regulation
    • Cognitive Function and BDNF
    • Autophagy and Regulation of Cancerous Cells
    • Improved Digestion

Naturally Nourished Episode 49: PCOS Part 2

August 29, 2017

Did you listen to our PCOS Part 1 Episode and have more questions about this complex hormonal condition?  Hungry for more information about the hows and whys of PCOS manifestation and treatment approaches? Tune in to hear Ali and Becki go even deeper into this complex topic and address HPA axis dysfunction, the role of toxicity in development of PCOS as well as micronutrient deficiency trends with PCOS and how managing these three areas can have you feeling back in your body!


In this episode, Ali and Becki jump into the role of the HPA vs. HPO access and how stress and adrenal fatigue can make you more susceptible to PCOS. In addition to stress, toxicity and micronutrient deficiency can lead to expression of PCOS. A nutritionally supported detox with adequate phase 1 and phase 2 support can help to reduce xenoestrogens and other compounds that disrupt optimal hormone function. Micronutrient deficiency can also play a role in PCOS, from Inositol to Vitamin D to Chromium and beyond. Learn about how to test for micronutrient deficiencies and which supplements as well as food sources would be appropriate in PCOS.

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Naturally Nourished Episode 48: PCOS Part 1

August 23, 2017

Are you or someone you know diagnosed with PCOS? Curious about the symptoms or diagnosis of this hormonal condition and whether this might be you? Tune in to hear Ali and Becki discuss the criteria for diagnosing PCOS, the underlying mechanisms that drive this hormonal imbalance as well as compare the conventional medical treatment with functional medicine approaches to treating the root cause.


In this information-packed episode, Ali and Becki discuss how PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome) develops and how it manifests in the body, with symptoms ranging from irregular periods and loss of cycle to increased body hair to acne. Women with PCOS have abnormalities in the metabolism of androgens and estrogen and in the control of androgen production. There is also the common thread of insulin resistance, obesity and metabolic syndrome--though not all women present the same way! Ali and Becki will delve into how a ketogenic approach may be the best solution to managing PCOS, as well as food-as-medicine solutions and functional lab testing to help you regain balance in your body!


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Naturally Nourished Episode 47: Keto Pitfalls

August 15, 2017

Are you struggling to lose weight on a ketogenic diet? Have you hit a plateau despite doing everything right? Curious about our stance on artificial sweeteners or excessive protein consumption? Tune in to hear Ali and Becki take a deep dive into the most common pitfalls of ketosis as well as share insights and resources to help you avoid these slip-ups!


In this episode, Ali and Becki share the most common issues that can sabotage weight loss and successful outcomes with ketosis. From being too number obsessed to micronutrient deficiencies, find out what might be getting in the way of your keto journey and learn tips for preventing plateau.


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Naturally Nourished Episode 46: Postpartum Nutrition

August 7, 2017

Are you a new mom struggling to balance the demands of motherhood with self care? Curious about how to best support your body postpartum? Tune in to hear Ali and Becki explore the hormonal shifts that can drive postpartum depression and anxiety, common nutrient deficiencies that occur in new moms and how to best support your body during the marathon of new motherhood!


In this episode, Ali shares details from her own postpartum recovery during Stella’s first year. With the increased demand on the body that occurs from nine plus months of carrying a child, the incredible feat of labor and delivery, sleepless night and breastfeeding, many new mommas deal with symptoms of hormonal imbalance and micronutrient deficiency. In this episode, you will learn about the most important nutrients for postpartum recovery, safe supplements during breastfeeding as well as food-as-medicine solutions to support your body during this taxing time.


Also in this episode:

  • The Role of the Placenta
    • Pros and Cons of Placenta Consumption
    • Ali’s Thoughts on Delayed Cord Clamping

Naturally Nourished Episode 45: Balanced Beverages

August 1, 2017


Do you struggle with drinking enough water? Are you in a water and green smoothie rut? Tune in to hear Ali and Becki discuss the importance of hydration, how to know you are adequately hydrated and share some of their favorite tips, tricks and recipes for ensuring optimal hydration beyond plain old water!

In this episode, Ali and Becki tackle the topic of hydration and its importance for a multitude of functions in the body from cellular metabolism to regulation of body temperature to detoxification. Learn about the signs of dehydration to watch for as well as how much water you should actually be consuming on a daily basis and when the best times to consume it is. From smoothies and shakes to water infusions, caffeinated beverages and even alcohol, this episode takes a deep dive into how to choose the most balanced options that provide optimal hydration and nutrient balance. Hear Ali and Becki discuss their favorite recipes and ingredients to make hydration anything but boring!


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Naturally Nourished Episode 44: Women’s Hormones

July 18, 2017

Are you dealing with hormonal imbalance? Do you feel like your hormones are “off” but unsure of where to start? Tune in to hear Ali and Becki tackle the complex topic of women’s hormones throughout life’s major transitions from menstruation to menopause, the signs and symptoms of hormonal imbalance and recommendations for rebalancing your hormones!

In this episode, Ali and Becki break down the functions of hormones in the body as well as telltale signs of hormonal imbalance. From PMS and anxiety to fluid retention and skin conditions, hormonal imbalance can manifest in many different ways and can be seen as an outward expression of underlying toxicity, dysbiosis or a physical or psychological state of stress. Learn how food-as-medicine can be used to balance hormone expression as well as lifestyle modifications and supplements to aid in achieving a more balanced state in both body and mind.

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NOTE: The antioxidant compound broccoli is glucoraphainin, which was stated incorrectly in this episode.


Naturally Nourished Episode 43: Living Your Bliss: Ali’s Recalibration

July 3, 2017

Do you feel trapped in the proverbial “hamster wheel” of a job, relationship or other area of your life that is not working for you? Are you aware that your life could be more blissful but unsure of where to start? Tune in to hear Ali and Becki discuss the importance of finding your bliss and connecting with your inner self to achieve a more balanced state in both body and mind!


In this episode, Ali shares what inspired her recent move to Austin and how she defines her own personal bliss factor.  Ali and Becki discuss the concepts of connecting to your authentic self, calling out incongruencies and moving through fear and self doubt. Learn tips and tricks for achieving a more blissful state in your day to day, the influence of stress on the body as well as supplements that can be used as tools for channelling your inner zen.


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Naturally Nourished Episode 42: Transitioning from Vegan

June 28, 2017

Episode #42 :Transitioning from Vegan

Are you or someone you know a vegan or vegetarian and considering transitioning to a conscious omnivore or paleo lifestyle? Are you unsure of where to start and how to best support your body in the process? Tune in to hear Ali and Becki share their personal journeys from malnourished vegan to food freedom as well as suggestions for those looking to transition their lifestyle.

In this episode, Ali introduces her new cohost, Becki Yoo, and shares some exciting personal news! Ali and Becki discuss their own personal journeys with vegansim as well as their reasons for transitioning to an omnivore approach and delve into some of the common pitfalls of a vegan diet. While a vegan diet may be seen as health promoting for some or for a short time, we often find that the diet throws the body into further imbalance, especially with regards to leaky gut and digestive disturbances, hormonal imbalance and risk for autoimmune disease. Micronutrient deficiencies are also incredibly common in vegans and vegetarians as nutrients from plants are not as bioavailable as those found in animal foods. Find out what labs we suggest running and which supplements to consider whether you are currently a vegan or have recently transitioned!

Also in this Episode:

  • The Leaky Gut and Autoimmune Connection
  • The Influence of Stress on the Microbiome