Naturally Nourished Episode 37: Redefine Your Relationship with Food

December 29, 2016

What does food mean to you? What goes through your head when making a decision on what to eat or what to buy at the grocery store? “Redefine your Relationship with Food” most likely meals something different to each one of us. Tune in to find out how Ali and Carli have changed their thought process on food and how you can start to restructure your own through processes on the subject!

 

In the Episode, Ali and Carli  talk all about the evolution of their own diets and the ebbs and flows of how they got to where they are today! Beyond treating diseases, it is important to think about the emotional connection one has with food. From eating local to supporting fair trade, everything you choose to eat has a story. Ali and Carli discuss what balance means to them and how they help clients identify simple ways to improve their relationship with food so that their diet is sustainable. Nourishing, and satisfying--not stressful! Tune in to learn how  you can Redefine your Relationship with Food!!

 

Also in this Episode:

  • Thoughts on Stevia and non-nutritive sweeteners
  • Food tracking can lead to food freedom
  • Emotional Hunger
  • And more!
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Naturally Nourished Episode 36: Integrative Oncology with Dr. Lorenzo Coehn

December 15, 2016
Ali welcomes Dr. Lorenzo Cohen director of the Integrative Medicine Program at MD Anderson Cancer Center and his colleague Robin Haddad, doctoral candidate in health promotion and behavior science to discuss the direction of cancer treatment and research advances in the area of biobehavioral oncology.
 
In this episode we will discuss integration of care and treating the whole person through the inclusion of lifestyle and behavior change to reduce cancer risk and improve control of disease. Dr. Cohen defines the AntiCancer lifestyle and both he and Robin discuss their ongoing research study “CompLife” being conducted in women with breast cancer that connected
 Ali with the MD Anderson team. Ali discusses her role in contributing to the development of the protocol and the food-as-medicine interventions while Robin and Dr. Cohen discuss barriers and successes.
 
Also in this episode:
Nature vs. Nurture the role of genetics vs. environment on cancer
Mindfulness and its importance in successful outcomes
Assessments of cancer risk and ways to monitor
 
Links discussed:
 
Guest Bios:
Dr. Lorenzo Cohen is the Richard E. Haynes Distinguished Professor in Clinical Cancer Prevention and Director of the Integrative Medicine Program at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. Dr. Cohen is a founding member and past president of the international Society for Integrative Oncology and the vice-chair of the Academic Consortium for Integrative Medicine and Health. Dr. Cohen is passionate about educating others on how to prevent cancer and maintain optimal health across the lifespan.  As the majority of cancers are preventable, Dr. Cohen is conducting research to demonstrate that lifestyle factors can influence cancer outcomes. Dr. Cohen leads a team conducting NIH-funded research and delivering clinical care of integrative medicine practices such as meditation, yoga, tai chi, massage, diet, exercise, acupuncture and other strategies such as stress management, music therapy, emotional writing and more aimed at reducing the negative aspects of cancer treatment and improving quality of life and clinical outcomes. 
 
Robin Haddad is a doctoral student and research study coordinator at MD Anderson. The Texas Medical Center brought Robin to Houston after a childhood
 illness kept her at Texas Children's Hospital for many a night, from whose Windows she began to appreciate the city and dream of future studies in Houston.  Knowing from an early age she wanted to pursue a career in social epidemiology, she attended the University of Texas School of Public Health soon after graduating from Rice University. An internship at MD Anderson and masters thesis project on yoga and autonomic nervous system function brought her to Lorenzo’s team. After a year of employment with him, because Of her passion for health promotion she was tasked with working alongside him to make the protocol for the comprehensive lifestyle change study turn into a living, breathing , fully operational program. She managed the project and recruited its first participant on the same day as beginning her doctorate program in Behavioral science. She managed the program and its multidisciplinary staff until the birth of her child earlier this year. She continues to be close to the project today working alongside its current team.
 

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Naturally Nourished Episode 35: Boosting Your Mood with Food

December 7, 2016

Do you or someone you know suffer from anxiety, depression, ADHD, or other mood/cognitive related imbalances? Conventional medicine uses SSRIs, SSNRIs, Amphetamines and other medications to put bandaids on the issue, cause further imbalances. Get to the root of your issues and use Food-As-Medicine to find balanace again!

In this Episode, we talk all about what drive cognitive imbalances and mood disorders. Neurotransmitter imbalance from stress, trauma, micronutrient disorders, GI imbalances and more, Ali  and Carli dive deep into what is happening at the root cause of these common problems. From Serotonin to Glutamate, this episode will cover every neruotransmitter with common symptoms of excess or deficiency and more importantly, how you can rebalance them!

Also in this Episode:

  • FAM for balancing Neruotranmitters
  • Matcha- the superfood!
  • Why should you take l-theanine
  • And more!
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Naturally Nourished Episode 34: Interview with Brian Williamson of Ketovangelist

November 28, 2016

Brian Williamson is a Ketogenic Coach with a dedicated following. He has a touching personal story that led him to the Ketogenic way of life and from that has reached thousands of people, supporting them on their own personal journey.

In this Episode, we ask Brian all about his story and how Keto plays a role in his life. From keto sticks to counseling skills, it is clear why Brian is good at his job. Beyond any information shared, one thing is clear, Brian is very passionate about what he does. He cares about people and wants to help them succeed.  Be sure to tune into our first release interview and check out Brian’s site and very successful facebook page:

https://www.ketovangelist.com/

https://www.facebook.com/groups/ketogenicsuccess/

Also in this Episode:

  • How Ketovangelist started
  • Best way to measure Ketones
  • Ketosis and Epilepsy
  • And more!

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Naturally Nourished Episode 33: Staying On Track for the Holidays and Navigating Part Foods!

November 16, 2016

Are you one of those people that gains weight every holiday season just to start a fad diet in January to lose it all? Well let the yo-yo approach end! We have the top tips to keep your waistline in check through the holiday season and prevent the “inevitable” gain from parties and indulgent dinners.

In this Episode Ali and Carli break down the most common pitfalls during the holidays. From dealing with stress to knowing what to eat before and during parties, you will finally get the tools to help you stay on track when it’s most difficult. Don’t know what to do about alcohol? We have you covered! It is most important to go into a party or event with a plan, so tune in and identify your triggers before they throw you off.

Also in this Episode:

  • Why Resistance is better than cardio
  • What to eat first at dinner
  • Importance of hydration
  • Volumetrics
  • And more!

For more information and resources go to www.alimillerRD.com

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Naturally Nourished Episode 32: Brain Boosting Food

November 9, 2016

 

Do you ever feel forgetful or that brain fog is interrupting your day to day life? Do you just chalk it up to getting older? In this episode we discuss different reasons why cognitive decline is so prevalent, but more importantly what we can do about using Food-as-medicine!

Its undeniable that we all rely on our brain A LOT. Speaking, reading, writing, problem solving, making decisions etc. When we are sluggish or struggling from brain fog it can really affect our lives and functionality. In this Episode Ali and Carli discuss 5 top reasons why people suffer from cognitive decline from refined carbohydrates in the diet to micronutrient deficiencies.

Also in this Episode:

  • Importance of omega 3s
  • Bacteria and the brain
  • Neurotransmitters
  • Top supplements to consider:

L-Theanine

Curcumasorb

Curcumasorb Mind

Naturally Nourished Baseline Probiotic

 

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Naturally Nourished Episode 31: Ketosis vs Low-Glycemic

November 2, 2016

 

Are you confused about what the difference is between ketogenic, low-glycemic and low carb diets and which may be best for you? Are you experiencing stubborn weight loss and can’t decide what to do? Tune in to get full carb clarification!

In this Episode, Ali and Carli clarify the carb controversy! They discuss how many carbs is considered low vs ketogenic, when it is appropriate to fast and why it would be beneficial, and what carb choices are the best! Tune in to hear exactly what a balance day eating low carb is vs Ketogenic and why someone may want to chose one over the other. Ali discusses glucose as the primary source of fuel as well as how fat can also act as fuel and what this means for your health.

Also in this Episode:

  • Glucose vs glycogen vs glucagon

  • Intermittent fasting benefits

  • When NOT to fast

  • And more

 

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Naturally Nourished Episode 30: MRT inflammatory food blood test

September 28, 2016

If you have ever thought about taking a food intolerance test, THIS is the Episode for you. Whether you are suffering from IBS, reflux, heartburn, bloating gas, chronic fatigue, headaches, joint pain or other inflammatory imbalance, be sure to tune in to see how this test could be beneficial for you!

Episode 30 FINALLY goes into depth about the highly buzzed about  MRT blood test which is an inflammatory food panel that Ali and Carli frequently mention and often use at Naturally Nourished, Ali’s Houston based wellness clinic. Ali and Carli tell you all about what this test is, how it works, who they would recommend take it, what it treats and how they interpret it for their clients.

Also in this Episode:

  • MRT vs Elisa or Alcat test, IgG, vs gE

  • 3 R Approach to Gut Restoration

  • The inflammation Connection

  • Supplements to consider

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Naturally Nourished Episode 29: Balance Eating with a Busy Life

August 29, 2016

Do you feel like a health and wellness guru but can’t seem to make the sustainable changes a reality in your life? Do you ever feel like you are in a food rut or just don’t know what to cook for dinner anymore? In this Episode, Ali and Carli share some of their favorite go-to meals in a flash, no-cook lunch and snack ideas, smoothies, and more!


In this Episode, we share our tips and tricks to make eating healthy a reality! We know all too well the struggle of having a full time job, a family, and acting like a short order cook on top of it all! Its enough to make the most people just break and order take out every night.  Ali and Carli break down how they fit in nutritious food even on the busiest weeks, share their top 5 grocery staples and more!


Also in this Episode:

  • Tips on meal prep

  • How to make a balanced smoothie

  • Go to meals and snacks in a flash

  • Best food swap outs

  • Other resources for support!

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Naturally Nourished Episode 28: Food As Medicine and functional approaches for ADHD

August 22, 2016

Some of the most over prescribed medications include Methamphetamines to treat attention deficits, especially in kids. However,  we know that ADHD and other psychological disorders may be caused by dietary and other digestive reasons and may be treated with food as medicine!

In this Episode, we focus on the brain food connection and techniques to feed yourself and your children for optimal brain function. Ali shares insight into the top 6 root causes of ADHD: Food allergies, micronutrient deficiencies, toxicity, pH imbalance, dysbiosis, blood sugar imbalances. Be sure to tune in to hear how these issues can lead to attention deficit, and more importantly, what can be done to treat them using food-as-medicine!

Also in this Episode:

  • Tips on optimal eating

  • Functional lab testing information

  • Medical grade supplementation

  • ADHD Choconana smoothie recipe!

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