Naturally Nourished Episode 27: Ali’s 3rd Trimester + Birth Story

July 26, 2016

With the build up from Ali’s 1st and 2nd trimester, this 3rd trimester episode is sure to surprise you with how baby Stella came into this world! Ali shares details of the last few weeks preparing for giving birth and then what happened when she received the news she never expected.

In this Episode, Ali shares her experiences, feelings, and sensations through the last few months. Working with a midwife and doula, Ali went through birth boot camp and saw a specialized Chiropractor to help make sure Stella was in line and ready to go! Ali also shares her macronutrient breakdown to help her get through the last few months of growth along with certain supplements.

Also in this Episode:

  • Braxton Hicks
  • Midwife vs doula
  • Natural or Gentle cesarean
  • Recovering from surgery


Naturally Nourished Episode 26: IBS

July 26, 2016

IBS is one of the mostcommonly diagnosed digestive imbalances, but what does it really tell you?In functional medicine, we refer to this as an umbrella term that doesn’tactually get at the root cause of the problem. In this Episode we will defineIBS-C (constipation) and IBS-D (diarrhea) and discuss functional medicineapproaches for both including tests for proper diagnosis, best supplements,foods to treat symptoms.

In the clinical setting, weask a lot of questions about digestion in order to determine if a digestiveconcern is bacterial or inflammatory based. We ask a lot of questions aboutwhat the stool is like, so YES we want you to look!  Once we have gottenan idea of what may be happening, we often recommend a stool assessment orinflammatory mediator test to get each client’s intervention 100% tailored tothem. In this episode we will go through each test and what information itshows us as well as possible interventions.

Also in this episode: 

    2nd Trimester Supplements

    Gender reveal…girl or boy????

    All about Pitichea and anemia

    Pregnancy constipation


Naturally Nourished Episode 25: Ali’s Second Trimester

May 5, 2016

If you heard Ali’s First Trimester story you will definitely want to hear about the 2nd trimester! Ali gets personal as she talks about frustrations of mis-diagnosis, mood and food related shifts, and ultimately taking the wheel of her pregnancy with full confidence. Tune in to hear the gender reveal!!

Although it has been overwhelmingly positive, Ali experienced some frustrations that she had to overcome in her 2nd trimester of pregnancy. In this Episode, Ali shares with you her story of transitioning from an MD to a midwife, coping with some depression, opting out of a Glucose Tolerance Test, as well as shifts in her personal supplement lists, and more! If you are pregnant or plan on conceiving, you will want to hear the important lessons Ali has learned herself so you can be prepared!

Also in this episode:

  • 2nd Trimester Supplements

  • Gender reveal….girl or boy????

  • All about Pitichea and Anemia

  • Pregnancy constipation


Naturally Nourished Episode 24: Leaky Gut

May 5, 2016

From stomach aches, gas, and bloating to auto-immune disease and hormonal imbalnace: many diseases that may seem unrelated to the gut often start there! In this Episode Ali will walk you through common causes of leaky gut for prevention as well as an RRR gut restoration protocol to treat it!

Leaky gut or intestinal permeability  is when large protein molecules escape into the bloodstream. This triggers a chain of events where the body actually  mounts an immune response and attacks molecules, thinking that they are “invaders” since they are outside of the intestinal tract where they belong. Studies show that these attacks play a role in the development of autoimmune diseases. 

The main culprits as to why this “leaking” occurs  are foods, infections, and toxins. Gluten is the number one cause of leaky gut! In this Episode, Ali will discuss many other reasons why people experience leaky gut gut so often as well as the most common signs and symptoms including: dermatitis, season allergies/asthma, chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, and more!

Also in this episode:

  • RRR Gut restoration protocol

  • The MRT test and how it can help heal leaky gut

  • Supplement recommendations

  • Therapeutic FAM (food-as-medicine) foods


Naturally Nourished Episode 23: Boosting your Thyroid with food-as-medicine

April 20, 2016

Do you suspect that you have thyroid dysfunction due to changes in your metabolism, energy, sleep patterns or experiencing hair loss? If so or you been diagnosed with hashimotos thyroiditis, hyperthyroid orhypothyroid, tune in to hear how you can restore your thyroid function with food-as-medicine!

You may have heard about the importance of your thyroid gland, in fact the thyroid gland controls the way you metabolize food, the way you use energy, lose and gain weight, how well or poorly you sleep, and much, much more. In this episode, Ali’s talks about how to support your thyroid to boost your metabolism and balance your body! Common symptoms of thyroid disorder include: constipation, depression, enlarged gland, fatigue, joint stiffness, muscle weakness, sensitivity to cold, swelling, weight gain, dry/rough skin, and dry/loss of hair, brittle nails, anxiety, insomnia, infertility and more! 

Often times, patients are misdiagnosed and the root cause of the issue is overlooked. Tune in to hear Ali’s functional medicine approach to addressing imbalance from lab testing to which foods are important to incorporate or avoid! 

Also in this episode:

  • Clinical markers and what they mean including: T4, T3,TSH, Anti-TOP, Anti-TG, and more!
  • The HPA axis and auto-immune connection
  • Foods that boost thyroid function
  • A Thyroid Boosting Recipe!


Naturally Nourished Episode #22 Candida Albicans and Yeast

April 8, 2016

Do you suffer from: bloat, IBS/diarrhea/constipation, fatigue, rashes, or brain fog? Curious if you have candida yeast overgrowth or overgrowth of bad bacteria? In this episode Ali explains the symptoms, causes, and most importantly the solutions to address Candida Albicans or an overgrowth of yeast.

In this episode Ali demystifies one of the most common causes of digestive disorders and mysterious symptoms: Candida Albicans. “Candida” is an opportunistic fungus, which is a form of yeast in the body that is naturally occurring. Everyone has some level of yeast in their system, but it is the overgrowth of Candida Albicans that can wreak havoc and lead to dysfunction. When this powerful yeast takes over, Candida releases toxic byproducts into the bloodstream, many of which can act as neurotoxins leading to headaches and brain fog. 

The human body holds 3-5 pounds of living bacteria that has the opportunity to work with our body or against it. When in a state of symbiosis the gut bacteria can aid with absorption of nutrients, production of serotonin and other natural antidepressants, regulation of immune function and cancer fighting compounds, and improvement of digestive function. When in the state of dysbiosis, bad bacteria can take over, leading to a host of symptoms!

Also in this episode:

  • Candida Symptoms
  • How to diagnose Candida
  • Anti-fungals + Probiotics
  • Candida Diet: what to eat and what to avoid
  • Candida Cleanse
  • And more!


Naturally Nourished EPISODE 21: Ali’s Pregnancy Story 1st Trimester

March 14, 2016

In this Episode Ali gets personal by sharing the details of her first trimester of pregnancy. From struggles with getting pregnant to researching doctors and midwives, Ali tells all in hopes that her story can help guide others to making the most informed choices as possible. Ali sharesher most helpful tidbits about supplements, food, resources, blood-work, and more! If you have ever thought about a home birth, skipping a glucose tolerance test, or even bio-identicals during pregnancy then be sure to tune in! 

Also included in this episode: 

     Endometriosis physiology, symptoms, and treatments

     Functional Medicine tests to prepare for pregnancy

     Trimester 1 Symptoms

     Glucose Tolerance Tests-ICK!

     And more!


Naturally Nourished EPISODE 20: Infertility

March 14, 2016

Ali Miller RD LD CDE records this podcast in the beginning of her 3rd trimester of her first pregnancy, after struggling with infertility from endometriosis. In this episode Ali delves into her own journey and breaksdown the top 6 reasons of infertility. Ali discusses functional labs that can help you uncover the root cause of your imbalance as well as food-as-medicine approaches to get back on track. Ali also talks about the typical conventional interventions for infertility and how they can wreak further havoc on your body and create further imbalance including Clomid and Metformin. Finally Ali willreview the top 5 nutrients that are important for fertility. 

Also included in this episode: 

     The best Supplements for fertility

     Fertility Smoothie Recipe

     Endometriosis and ablation 


Naturally Nourished EPISODE 19: Detox Part 2

March 8, 2016

Ali Miller RD LD CDE has developed a 10 day real food detox program called Reset, Restore, Renew, in order to guide people through a true medical grade detox. Each component of the RRR, Ali has strategically selected a lifestyle, dietary, and medical grade supplement focus to ensure a full body reboot. In this Episode, Ali will touch on each pillar of the detox program including: Rest your Metabolism, Restore your Digestion and Renew Your Vitality. Find out what truly makes a detox different from clean eating and how you can get started today.

Also included in this episode:

  • The step by step breakdown of how the RRR Detox program works

  • Lifestyle tips to support everyday detox

  • Common symptoms before during and after detox

  • Detox and weight loss


Naturally Nourished EPISODE 18: Detox Part 1

March 7, 2016

Say it with us, “A juice cleanse is NOT a detox!” In this episode you will learn why this is true! Part 1 of our Detox podcast will undoubtedly make you want to detox with some shock and awe facts our our environment and food system. Ali thoroughly explains the 2 phases of a medical detox, foods and nutrients that are important to incorporate, as well as who should and should not detox.  Some of the benefits that have been associated with successful detox include:

  • Slowing Down the Aging Process

  • Improved Energy

  • Mood Stability

  • Weight Loss

  • Reduced Joint and Muscle Pain

  • Improved Sleep, Skin, and Digestion

  • Prevent Chronic Disease

  • Improved Quality of Life

Also included in this episode:

  • Phase 1 vs Phase 2 detoxification

  • Disease states that can stem from toxicity including: Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Lupus, autoimmune conditions, ADHD, Autism, Cancer, and Diabetes and more!

  • The importance of an abundance of vitamins, minerals, and  antioxidants during a detox

  • Some of the most common detox mistakes!