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Episode 262: The Keto-Immune Connection and Natural Immunity Updates

Episode 262: The Keto-Immune Connection and Natural Immunity Updates

October 18, 2021

Did you know that a ketogenic diet can support immune health? Beyond its tried and true benefits of weight loss, fertility, and enhanced neurological health, keto has multiple mechanisms that reduce inflammation in the body. In fact, keto can reduce certain inflammatory chemicals including inflammasomes, it can enhance cell membrane health and can even reduce CRP by 35-40%. What’s more, there is a direct relationship between ketones and T Cell function including enhanced production and specificity of these long term players of the immune system. 

 

In this episode, we unpack the many benefits of the ketogenic diet on the immune system and get into the nitty gritty research of how a ketogenic diet can be used as a clinical tool for restoring and maintaining metabolic and immune health. We also unpack the taboo topic of n@tural immunitee (did you know it is a banned hashtag?!) Learn how to rev up your immune system using keto along with targeted supplementation and how you can make your terrain resilient to whatever viru$ comes our way next!

 

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Episode 261: Micronutrient Testing and Our Personal Results

Episode 261: Micronutrient Testing and Our Personal Results

October 11, 2021

Do you know if you’re getting all the nutrients you need? Wonder if your current supplement plan is working for you? Want to assess your micronutrient status? Tune in to hear us talk about our brand new micronutrient panel, the Cellular Micronutrient Analysis, and how this test can serve as your yearly wellness check!

 

In this episode, we cover what a micronutrient analysis is, why one may be deficient in nutrients, how to identify patterns of deficiency for root cause interventions. Learn how our new panel is different than a serum or plasma blood test which only measures transient nutrients, not those truly available on a cellular level. Plus we review our personal results and plans for supplement and diet intervention and hook you up with a code for $50 off the new Cellular Micronutrient Analysis in the episode! 

 

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Sponsors for this episode:

This episode is sponsored by Santa Cruz Medicinals, makers of potent and affordable CBD with effective dosing. For more information check out www.scmedicinals.com and use code ALIMILLERRD for 15% off your order.

Episode 260: Coffee: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Episode 260: Coffee: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

October 4, 2021

Are you confused about coffee? Want to know if it is health enhancing or harmful? It seems that every year a new “groundbreaking” headline comes out either putting coffee on a health pedestal or making it seem like it might kill you! Because we truly love coffee but also want to live long, healthy lives, we dug through the research to give you both sides of the story. Tune in to hear us discuss the health properties of coffee as well as the drawbacks and considerations. 

 

There is a plethora of research to support beneficial outcomes with coffee consumption from increased lifespan to reduction of diabetes risk to brain health and so much more. However, coffee can also exacerbate anxiety and disturb sleep. Learn how to determine whether coffee works for you, how you can enhance your coffee to get the best bang for your buck without unpleasant side effects, and how we are drinking our coffee these days! 

 

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Sponsors for this episode: 

This episode is sponsored by FOND Bone Broth Tonics, Your Sous Chef in a Jar. FOND is slow simmered and lovingly tended from simmer to seal. They partner with organic farms and hand-pick and pair ingredients to optimize absorption and taste. Use code ALIMILLERRD to save at fondbonebroth.com

Episode 259: Noah’s Birthday and One Year Old Wellness

Episode 259: Noah’s Birthday and One Year Old Wellness

September 27, 2021

It’s hard to believe that Noah has been part of the Naturally Nourished family for a whole year now! We celebrated his first birthday a few weeks ago and are reflecting on his first year in this special episode. Tune in to hear about updates in baby led weaning, Noah’s first words, and all things one year old wellness. 

 

In this episode, we recap Noah’s first birthday party from the theme to the entertainment to of course, the food! We discuss support for RSV and baby viruses, supplementation from birth to age one, postpartum priorities for mama and so much more. 

 

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Sponsors for this episode: 

This episode is sponsored by Santa Cruz Medicinals, makers of potent and affordable CBD with effective dosing. For more information check out www.scmedicinals.com and use code ALIMILLERRD for 15% off your order. 

 

Episode 258: How to Do a Bone Broth Fast

Episode 258: How to Do a Bone Broth Fast

September 20, 2021

Curious about doing a bone broth fast? Want to know the benefits of combining intermittent fasting with the gut and immune enhancing properties of bone broth? Tune in to hear us break down why you might consider a bone broth fast and how to do it in a way that supports and enhances whole body health. 

 

In this episode, we walk you through the research supported benefits of bone broth and intermittent fasting. We discuss how to do a bone broth fast as well as how you can layer on lifestyle support and supplementation to enhance your results. Plus learn about research updates on intermittent fasting and enhancement of gut health, immune function and beyond! 

 

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Sponsors for this episode:

This episode is sponsored by Nutrisense, providing Continuous Glucose Monitors (CGM) that provide you with real-time glucose data and an easy to use phone app that helps you combine and visualize your glucose data with all of your daily activities as well as personalized recommendations on how to improve your health. Use the code AliRD for $30 off your monthly subscription plan at nutrisense.io.

 

This episode is also sponsored by Santa Cruz Medicinals, makers of potent and affordable CBD with effective dosing. For more information check out www.scmedicinals.com and use code ALIMILLERRD for 15% off your order. 

Episode 257: Ask Us Anything Immune Health

Episode 257: Ask Us Anything Immune Health

September 13, 2021

Want to pick our brains on all things immune health? Curious about the best way to support your children as they go back to school? Want to hear about our personal experiences with DIVOC and what we used to treat ourselves and our families? Tune in to hear us answer burning listener questions on all things immune support, from fever management to the role of ketosis in immune health to updates to our DIVOC protocol and more.  

 

In this episode, we cover immune health for all members of the household, from breastfeeding infants to school aged children to adults. Learn about supplement strategy for prevention of colds, flu, and virus as children head back to school, formulas to pulse up when actively ill and how you can best stock your natural pharmacy to be ready for anything! 

 

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Sponsors for this episode:

This episode is sponsored by FOND Bone Broth Tonics, Your Sous Chef in a Jar. FOND is slow simmered and lovingly tended from simmer to seal. They partner with organic farms and hand-pick and pair ingredients to optimize absorption and taste. Use code ALIMILLERRD to save at fondbonebroth.com

Episode 256: The Importance of Soil and Lessons from the Bison with Katie and Taylor of ROAM Ranch

Episode 256: The Importance of Soil and Lessons from the Bison with Katie and Taylor of ROAM Ranch

September 6, 2021

Curious how a livestock ranch gets started and how raising animals can have a net-positive return on the planet? Want to know what it means to be a land steward and how observing animals in nature can teach us valuable lessons?

 

Tune in to hear Ali and Becki interview Katie and Taylor of ROAM Ranch for an important conversation about regenerative agriculture. In this episode, Ali and Becki interview Katie and Taylor of ROAM Ranch about starting Epic Provisions, the transition to raising their own animals, the importance of soil health and beyond. Learn about lessons Katie and Taylor have learned from working with nature, raising bison, and how their work is connecting and healing communities. 

 

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About Taylor and Katie:

TAYLOR AND KATIE ARE CO-FOUNDERS OF ROAM RANCH AS WELL AS EPIC PROVISIONS, THE INDUSTRY PIONEERING MEAT BRAND DEVOTED TO GROWING SUPPLY CHAINS OF REGENERATIVELY SOURCED ANIMALS ON A GLOBAL SCALE. EPIC'S METEORIC RISE LED TO A FULL ACQUISITION OF THE BRAND BY GENERAL MILLS IN 2016 AND HAS SINCE ALLOWED THE COUPLE TO ACCELERATE THEIR VISION OF LARGE SCALE POSITIVE IMPACT BEYOND IMAGINATION. WORKING EVERYDAY TOWARDS REGENERATING THEIR OWN RANCH, TAYLOR AND KATIE HOPE TO INSPIRE THE NEXT GENERATION OF LAND STEWARDS. IN THEIR JOURNEY, THE COUPLE IS PROVING THAT WHEN PROPERLY MANAGED, LIVESTOCK CAN RESTORE ECOSYSTEMS, HEAL SOIL, NOURISH CONSUMERS, REGENERATE RURAL ECONOMIES, AND INVIGORATE WILDLIFE HABITATS. THROUGH RANCHING TAYLOR AND KATIE HOPE TO CREATE A MEANINGFUL IMPACT ON THE LIVES OF OTHERS, THE HEALTH OF CONSUMERS, AND THE ECOLOGICAL WEALTH OF OUR LANDS.

 

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This episode is also sponsored by FOND Bone Broth Tonics, Your Sous Chef in a Jar. FOND is slow simmered and lovingly tended from simmer to seal. They partner with organic farms and hand-pick and pair ingredients to optimize absorption and taste. Use code ALIMILLERRD to save at fondbonebroth.com

Episode 255: Vitamin C, Immune Health and Beyond

Episode 255: Vitamin C, Immune Health and Beyond

August 30, 2021

Are you getting enough Vitamin C? Deficiency in this important antioxidant goes way beyond scurvy and can play a role in hormonal imbalance, chronic fatigue, elevated C-reactive protein and many other disease states. Tune in to hear Ali and Becki unpack deficiency trends, the mechanism of action of vitamin C or how it works in immune health, its role on brain function, adrenals, and more!

 

The role of Vitamin C is often overlooked or thought of for occasional use for immune support, but there are but there are such broad uses and needs including cortisol metabolism, headaches, fertility, and as an ongoing supporter to aid in optimal immune response. In this episode, Ali and Becki cover recent promising studies on Vitamin C for COVID-19 and RSV, how quercetin paired with Vitamin C can have even more impact on viral replication, and our favorite ways to get more Vitamin C in the diet. 

 

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Sponsors for this Episode: 

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 Santa Cruz Medicinals, makers of potent and affordable CBD with effective dosing. For more information check out www.scmedicinals.com and use code ALIMILLERRD for 15% off your order. 

Episode 254: Picking the Right Probiotic

Episode 254: Picking the Right Probiotic

August 23, 2021

Are you totally confused by probiotics or not sure which one to choose? Want to ensure you are getting the best bang for your buck and that your probiotic is actually doing something? Curious about how to pulse your probiotics based on symptoms and season? Tune in to hear Ali and Becki go down the rabbit hole on strain-specific research and discuss what to look for in a probiotic, best formulas for desired clinical outcomes, and how to tell if a probiotic is good quality. 

 

In this episode, Ali and Becki go into detail on some of the most widely researched probiotic strains, from lactobacillus to bifidobacterium to saccharomyces boulardii and beyond. Learn about promising clinical outcomes from reduction of IBS and IBD pain, regulation of bowels post antibiotic, prevention of candida overgrowth, and yeast infection and UTI treatment. Plus we discuss thoughts on probiotics formulated with prebiotics as well as some of the new spore-based probiotics and share our current favorite cultured foods to get a daily dose of probiotics!

 

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Sponsors for this Episode: 

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 Santa Cruz Medicinals, makers of potent and affordable CBD with effective dosing. For more information check out www.scmedicinals.com and use code ALIMILLERRD for 15% off your order. 

Episode 253: Vitamin D and DIVOC Variants

Episode 253: Vitamin D and DIVOC Variants

August 16, 2021

Do you know your Vitamin D level? Vitamin D plays an essential role in the human body but is most known for its role in the immune system. Unlike other vitamins, we get only about 10% of the Vitamin D we need from diet and the rest needs to be made by the body. Between genetic SNPs, lack of sun exposure, obesity and inflammation it is no wonder over 40% of the American population is deficient in this nutrient. Tune in to hear Ali and Becki discuss functions of Vitamin D from immune health to hormone balance to metabolic health and beyond. 

 

In this episode, Ali and Becki unpack the robust function of vitamin D as well as its role in the pandemic. Learn about ideal reference ranges for Vitamin D (deficiency is considered 20 ng/mL and below in mainstream medicine), how over 700 research studies provide data supporting the use of Vitamin D for DIVOC, and considerations of supplementation and sun exposure. We round things out with some discussion of the variants (dun, dun, dun…), changes to PCR testing and the case for natural immunity. 

 

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Sponsors for this episode: 

This episode is sponsored by FOND Bone Broth Tonics, Your Sous Chef in a Jar. FOND is slow simmered and lovingly tended from simmer to seal. They partner with organic farms and hand-pick and pair ingredients to optimize absorption and taste. Use code ALIMILLERRD to save at fondbonebroth.com

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