Episode 75: Considering Carb Cycling?

March 12, 2018

Considering carb cycling on your ketogenic diet? Confused about how carbs and ketosis can work together? Wondering if carb cycling is right for you? Tune in to hear Ali and Becki go deep into the rationale behind carb cycling on a ketogenic diet and how to know if your body is ready for a carb cycle. Learn about the mechanism of leptin reset to regulate appetite and metabolism, how carb cycling can work for imbalances such as hypothyroidism and adrenal fatigue and get ideas for structured carb cycling meals!

 

In this episode, Ali and Becki dive into Ali’s background of using ketosis in practice for nearly a decade. When using a ketogenic approach for weight loss, there is often a battle between whether to transition to a low glycemic approach of incorporating carbs or staying tight keto. This episode will break down the reasons you might consider a transition, how carb cycling can fit within the parameters of a ketogenic diet and why the keto diet is not all black and white! Learn the signs to look for to know if your body is ready to bring in some carbs, what the best choices for carb cycles are and how this can fit into a keto lifestyle ongoing!

 

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Episode 74: Are You Still Eating Gluten?

March 5, 2018

Are you still eating gluten and wondering if you should try giving it up for good? Wondering if there is a downside to going gluten free? Want to know our take on a gluten free diet for optimal health? Tune in to hear Ali and Becki discuss the difference between celiac disease, gluten sensitivity and the spectrum of symptoms that can fall in between. Learn why modern day wheat in the U.S. is so problematic and why gluten sensitivity is on the rise, conditions that benefit most from a gluten free diet and how you might still be getting exposed to gluten even if following a ketogenic or paleo diet.

In this Episode, Ali and Becki cover the basics of gluten sensitivity, how gluten can drive leaky gut and why anti-nutrients could be a concern. Beyond bothersome symptoms, there are certain conditions for which a gluten free diet is a major part of a functional healing approach from Hashimoto’s to mood disorders. Learn about why Ali and Becki routinely prescribe a gluten free diet to all clients, favorite swap outs and what supplements can aid with gluten exposure.

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Naturally Nourished Episode 73: CBD with Guest Stephen Cherniske

February 26, 2018

Have you heard of Cannabidiol? Wondering about the safety and uses of the latest CBD products starting to crop up? Want to hear our take on how this plant-based compound can fit into a real food lifestyle? Tune in to hear Ali and Becki interview nutritional biochemist and health educator Stephen Cherniske on how cannabis and specifically its legal form, CBD, can be used as medicine.

 

In this Episode, Ali and Becki take on the controversial topic of cannabis with plant-based medicine expert Stephen Cherniske. Cannabidiol is the non-psychoactive component of cannabis and has been seen to aid in anxiety, sleep, immune function and beyond! This episode will distinguish between CBD and THC and will break down some of the myths surrounding its use. Learn about the endocannabinoid system of the body, the importance of sourcing and where to start on dosage if looking to explore CBD.

Ali shares her experience with a line she has confidence in for purity, potency, and accurate dosing, Select CBD

Also In this Episode:

  • Defining CBD as an Adaptogen
  • The Immune-Modulating Effects of CBD
  • How CBD Impacts Stress
  • Sourcing and Dosage of CBD
  • Our favorite CBD Brand
  • Current Research in CBD

 

More about Stephen Cherniske:

A nutritional biochemist and health educator, Stephen is the best-selling author of several books on aging and health, including The Metabolic Plan, Caffeine Blues and The DHEA Breakthrough, that have collectively sold more than one million copies. Stephen consulted for members of the U.S. Olympic Team, served on the faculty of the American College of Sports Medicine, taught clinical nutrition at the UCLA and directed the nation's first federally-licensed clinical laboratory specializing in nutrition and immunology. We sought out Steven as an expert and lover of plants and natural medicine with special interest and expertise in cannabis. You can find Stephen and more information here:

 

The Metabolic Makeover

The Healthy Skeptics

The Healthy Skeptics CBD Products

 

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Naturally Nourished Episode 72: 3 Micronutrients: Magnesium, Vitamin C and Glutamine

February 20, 2018

Wondering if you’re getting all the nutrients you need from your real food diet? Dealing with bothersome symptoms and wondering if it could be a micronutrient deficiency? Tune in to hear Ali and Becki take a deep dive into 3 specific micronutrients often deficient in the American diet: Magnesium, Vitamin C and Glutamine.

In this Episode Ali and Becki will break down what drives nutrient deficiency in the first place, from increased demand to medication depletions. They will discuss the main functions of each nutrient as well as common symptoms of deficiency and give food and supplement recommendations for repletion.

 

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  • Additional Resources

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Naturally Nourished Episode 71: Aphrodisiac Foods

February 12, 2018

Looking to improve your sex life or balance hormones? Wondering if there is any truth to the idea of aphrodisiac foods like oysters, strawberries and dark chocolate? Want the perfect menu to set the mood? Tune in to hear Ali and Becki discuss the history and origin of aphrodisiacs and break down the reasons why foods can be classified in this way. Learn about nutrient deficiencies that can lead to hormonal imbalance, why stress kills libido and get recipe ideas to get you in the mood!

 

In this fun episode, Ali and Becki discuss the health benefits of sex and how having a healthy sex life can optimize your wellness. Learn about the historical significance of aphrodisiacs and the nutritional science behind foods that can support healthy sex drive and fertility like asparagus, pumpkin seeds and avocados. Get tasty menu ideas that combine aphrodisiac foods and learn about simple ways to balance hormones and get your groove back!

 

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  • Coconut Oil in the Bedroom

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Naturally Nourished Episode 70: Dirty Genes with Dr. Ben Lynch

February 5, 2018

 Intrigued by the topic of epigenetics and want to go deeper? Want practical tips on how you can influence and modify your genetic expression to prevent disease? Tune in to hear Ali and Becki interview leading methylation expert Dr. Ben Lynch about how our genes are NOT our destiny and his new book, Dirty Genes. Learn about the most common genetic SNPs that can influence our health and wellbeing, how Dr. Lynch uses genetic data to customize his nutritional approaches and how you can apply this information in your everyday life!

 In this Episode, Ali and Becki take a deeper dive into epigenetics, nutrigenomics and genetic SNPs with leading expert Dr. Ben Lynch. Dr. Lynch received his Cell and Molecular Biology, BS from the University of Washington and his ND from Bastyr University. His passion for identifying the root cause of disease directed him towards nutrigenomics and methylation dysfunction and he delves deeper into this subject in his new book, Dirty Genes. From practical tips for cleaning up your “dirty genes” to basic recommendations for MTHFR, GST and COMT genetic mutations, you will learn how you can rewrite your genetic destiny.

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Naturally Nourished Episode 69: Epigenetics and Methylation

January 29, 2018

Have you ever heard yourself say “it’s in my genes so there’s nothing I can do”? Feel like your future health is beyond your control? Wondering why you respond differently to certain supplements or diets from other people you know? Tune in to hear Ali and Becki break down the topic of epigenetics and how you can control the way that your genes get expressed! Learn about how you can empower yourself by knowing your genetic predisposition and using targeted nutrients and lifestyle modifications to support best outcomes.

In this Episode, Ali and Becki break down the seemingly complex topic of epigenetics and go over the basics of genetic SNPs, methylation and what this all means for your health. The environment, our lifestyle choices and the foods that we put into our body can actually be greater influencers of our genes than the genetic code itself. From mood disorders like anxiety and depression to weight gain to cardiovascular risk, many conditions are coded for in our genetics BUT are not necessarily our destiny. Learn about supplement recommendations that influence genetic expression as well as diet and lifestyle modifications to move beyond the cards you were dealt and achieve optimal health!

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Naturally Nourished Episode 68: Supporting Your Immune System Naturally

January 22, 2018

Were you caught off guard by this year’s cold and flu season? Feeling run down or like you are always fighting something? Want to make sure your Farmacy is stocked with all the right tools for supporting your system through illness? Tune in to hear Ali and Becki break down the function of the immune system, why your immune system can become imbalanced in the first place as well as foods and supplements to support best immune response.

 

In this Episode, Ali and Becki discuss the main drivers of a compromised immune system, which can lead to susceptibility to cold, and flu as well as more serious diseases like cancer and autoimmune conditions if left unchecked. The immune system is our body’s surveillance system that works to protect us from foreign invaders like bacteria and viruses, parasites and even abnormal tissue growth like tumors. Lear about key players in the immune system, how we can best support the immune system as well as our favorite preventative measures to keep in stock for cold, flu, ear infections and more!

 

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Naturally Nourished Episode 67: Successful Resolutions & Goal Setting

January 16, 2018

Are you already struggling with keeping your resolutions for this year? Feeling unmotivated or unsure of how to approach your health and wellness goals? Want to hear our take on resolutions and goal setting to make this year your healthiest, most productive and most balanced year yet? Tune in to hear Ali and Becki delve deep into the topic of new years resolutions, creating new habits and successful goal setting.

 

In this Episode, Ali and Becki discuss why resolutions work well for some but not for others, the keys to a successful resolution or goal, as well as share practical tips for long term habit change. Creating accountability and structure can be two of the key components to successful habit change, but they are often missing from our new year's resolutions, making them seem like a huge undertaking that we may not be able to achieve. Ali and Becki will give you practical tips for breaking our goals down into smaller, more measurable pieces and how creating structure can ultimately lead to more balance and freedom! Learn about our goals for 2018 and how we plan to approach them, the role of authenticity in goal setting and how starting with a vision can make all the difference!

 

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Naturally Nourished Episode 66: Over-Exercising

January 9, 2018

Are you a gym rat or treadmill junkie who has suddenly hit a plateau? Wondering why you are feeling burned out by your bootcamp? Do you feel like you work out all the time but just cannot lose weight? Tune in to hear Ali and Becki discuss the epidemic of over-exercising and how it can create imbalance in the body and why weight loss does NOT come down to a calories in, calories out equation!

In This Episode, Ali and Becki go deep into why you might want to pump the brakes on your workout routine. While exercise can have benefits of improved cardiovascular health, circulation and detoxification as well as body composition change, too much exercise or not listening to your body can actually derail the whole process. From adrenal and thyroid burnout to high cortisol and belly fat storage, this episode breaks down the signs you might be over-exercising and how to start listening to your body again. Learn about how your HIIT workout could be sabotaging your stress response, how long distance running can cause oxidative stress and what exercises we DO recommend as an alternative.

 

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