Food as Medicine Solutions to Optimal Health

Welcome to the Naturally Nourished podcast – your resource for cutting-edge food-as-medicine information! In our episodes
you will learn about micronutrient deficiency, signs and symptoms of imbalance within your body, tips and tricks to tame
cravings and keep your diet on track. Through each podcast, you’ll learn how to heal your body and prevent disease by looking
at the root causes of dysfunction through our functional integrative medicine experts!

Naturally Nourished Episode 124
Being a Taste Adventurer and Expanding Your Child’s Palate

Do you have a picky eater at home who you just can’t get to try new things? Worried that your kiddo is becoming a member of the crappy carb club? Want some ideas and a fresh perspective on how to expand your child’s palate? Tune in to hear Ali and Becki discuss Stella’s journey from…

Naturally Nourished Episode 123
Libido and Getting Your Sexy Back with Guest Dr. Anna Cabeca

Have you been dying for an episode that covers menopause? Curious where your libido has gone and want natural solutions to get it back? Want to know how you can get your sexy back at any age? Tune in to hear Ali and Becki interview internationally-acclaimed menopause and sexual health expert, Dr. Anna Cabeca in…

Naturally Nourished Episode 122
Building Strong Bones and Supporting Your Structure

Curious about bone health and how to support your skeletal system in all stages of life? Want to know how to best prevent osteoporosis and bone loss? Tune in to learn about the symptoms and risk factors for osteoporosis, how bone is structured and why we lose bone density as we age. Learn what foods…

Naturally Nourished Episode 121
Keto and Women’s Hormones

Are you curious about the impact of keto on your hormonal health and balance? Worried that keto will make you lose your hair or worse, your period? Want to know more about how carb cycling can benefit your hormonal balance at any age and stage of life? Tune in to hear Ali and Becki break…

Naturally Nourished Episode 120
Biohacking Your Biology

Have you heard of biohacking and want to know what it’s all about? Want to know how you can hack your own genes? Tune in to hear Ali and Becki break down the concept of biohacking, from the nerdy biochemistry and working around genetic SNPs to the practical approaches you can take on a daily…

Naturally Nourished Episode 119
Owning 2019: Manifestations, Goal Setting and Accountability

Do you have a goal or a dream that you want to make happen in 2019? Are you looking for structure and accountability to help you achieve that goal? Feeling stuck on where to start with your goal setting this year? Tune in to hear Ali and Becki take a deep dive into goal setting…

Naturally Nourished Episode 118
Real Food Keto and Natural Sweeteners

Did you know that not all ketogenic diets are created equal? Want to know more about our real food approach? Need more evidence to cut non-caloric sweeteners out of your life? Tune in to hear Ali and Becki break down the principles of a real food keto diet and explain how small amounts of real…

Naturally Nourished Episode 117
Starting off the year strong! 3 Ways to Boost Fat Burn

Are you ready to rock the new year and make this your healthiest one yet? Have some holiday weight gain you’re looking to get rid of? Want tips and tricks to switch up your weight loss game? Tune in to hear Ali and Becki discuss approaches to fat burn from keto and intermittent fasting to…

Naturally Nourished Episode 116
Endocrine Disruptors and Estrogen Overload

Have you heard of the term endocrine disruptors but not really sure what it means? Want to know how this relates to estrogen and overall hormonal balance? Ready to hear how you can decrease exposure to these dangerous compounds in your daily life? Tune in to hear Ali and Becki discuss estrogen dominance and how…

Naturally Nourished Episode 115
All About Antioxidants

We hear about antioxidants all the time, but do you really know what they are? Curious about what the terms ‘antioxidant’ and ‘free radical’ actually mean? Want to how to reduce oxidative damage and best support antioxidant status? Tune in to hear Ali and Becki break down the main function of antioxidants in the body…

Naturally Nourished Episode 114
Boosting Your Immune System for You and Your Family

Are you ready to ramp up immune support for you and your family now that cold and flu season is hitting its peak? Want practical tips for what to do at the first sign of illness? Need to restock your “farmacy” with the immune supporting essentials? Tune in to hear Ali and Becki discuss the…

Naturally Nourished Episode 113
Medicinal Mushrooms with Guest Jeff Chilton

Are you curious about the health benefits of mushrooms? Want to know whether you should supplement with cordyceps, lion’s mane or reishi? Tune in to hear Ali and Becki interview Jeff Chilton, an expert in mushroom cultivation, harvesting and supplementation. Learn about the vast nutritional benefits of mushrooms from fiber and digestive support to Vitamin…

Naturally Nourished Episode 112
Alzheimer’s Disease and Cognitive Decline Part 2

Did our first episode on Alzheimer’s and cognitive decline spark your interest? Want to hear more about preventative strategies including the top supplements for optimal brain function? Curious about the connection of the APoE4 gene to Alzheimer’s and where keto fits in? Tune in to hear Ali and Becki go further down the rabbit hole…

Naturally Nourished Episode 111
Staying on Track for the Holidays and Our Holiday Gift Guide

Do you struggle to stay on track during the holiday season? Feel like Halloween to New Year’s is just one big snowball effect of overindulgence? Want to know what Ali and Becki have planned for Thanksgiving this year? Tune in to hear Ali and Becki share tips and tricks for avoiding holiday weight gain, sluggishness…

Naturally Nourished Episode 110
Alzheimer’s Disease and Cognitive Decline Part 1

Are you or a loved one concerned about your risk for Alzheimer’s Disease? Want to know about strategies for prevention and even reversal of cognitive decline? Curious about lab markers to assess for inflammation, toxicity and nutritional status? Tune in to hear Ali and Becki discuss Alzheimer’s Disease from what causes it to how and…

Naturally Nourished Episode 109
Liver Function

Want to know more about the 500+ functions of your liver? Curious about assessment of liver health and how you can support optimal function? Want to know about the role of detox and how you can support your liver on a daily basis using food as medicine? Tune in to hear Ali and Becki unpack…

Naturally Nourished Episode 108
Getting Out of a Flavor Rut with Kyndra Holley

Have you ever found yourself stuck in a flavor rut? Having a hard time sticking to keto or paleo because you’re bored of eating the same thing every day? Tune in to hear Ali and Becki interview Kyndra Holley of Peace, Love and Low Carb about her own personal weight loss journey and how she…

Naturally Nourished Episode 107
Regulating Your Cycle and Natural Birth Control Part 2

Are you intrigued by the idea of stopping your birth control and seeking alternative methods? Want to know more about how you can use the fertility awareness method to either prevent pregnancy or for family planning? Curious to understand the rhythm of your body’s natural cycle and how to best support it? Tune into part…

Naturally Nourished Episode 106
Regulating Your Cycle and Natural Birth Control Pt. 1

Are you currently on birth control and wanting to consider other alternatives? Have you been on birth control in the past and wanting to take a natural approach to correct hormonal imbalance? Want to hear our take on all forms of hormonal and non-hormonal birth control? Tune in to hear Ali and Becki tackle this…

Naturally Nourished Episode 105
Perfecting Your Poop

Do you deal with IBS, constipation or are your bowel movements all over the map? Wondering if your poop is normal? Want to learn how to perfect your poop? Tune in to hear Ali and Becki dive into the often overlooked topic of constipation and what your poop is telling you about your overall health!…

Naturally Nourished Episode 104
Being a Soulpreneur with Guest Michelle Norris

Have you heard of the term soulpreneur? Want to hear how Michelle Norris, the CEO of Paleo f(x) defines this term and applies it to her own business and life? Tune in to hear Ali and Becki interview Michelle on her life story and how she turned a tragic event into a way to fulfill…

Naturally Nourished Episode 103
Balancing Flavor With Real Food

Are you just getting started on your real food journey? Not convinced real food can taste good? Or are you a long-time food as medicine warrior stuck in a food rut? Tune in to get inspired and hear how Ali and Becki balance flavor with real food and how creating amazing depth of flavor in…

Naturally Nourished Episode 102
3 Micronutrients: Pantothenate, Choline & Selenium

Want to dig deeper into the topic of micronutrient deficiency? Wondering this could be the cause of your bothersome symptoms or at the root of your health concerns? Tune in to hear Ali and Becki break down the reasons for micronutrient deficiency and how they approach repletion with food and supplement strategy. Learn about Pantothenate,…

Naturally Nourished Episode 101
Keto for Mental Illness with Guest Carrie Brown

Mental health is a topic often abandoned in our current healthcare model and one that is simply not talked about enough by practitioners, those who are suffering or their family members. The stigma of having a mental illness coupled with a feeling of hopelessness for improving one’s condition can be an incredibly heavy burden to…

Naturally Nourished Episode 100
Five Ways to Solve Your Keto Slump

Is your keto stuck in a rut? Have you hit a plateau with weight loss or just not feeling as good as when you first started? Are you experiencing bothersome side effects such as bowel changes or hormonal shifts? Tune in to hear Ali and Becki discuss the most common keto roadblocks or slumps that…

Naturally Nourished Episode 99
Ketosis As Medicine

Want to know what distinguishes our approach to keto from other keto programs and schools of thought? Curious about the therapeutic benefits of keto beyond weight loss? Want hard scientific evidence to help you back up your keto lifestyle? Tune in to hear Ali and Becki define what it means to use ketosis as medicine…

Naturally Nourished Episode 98
The Dirty Truth About Wine with Dry Farm Wines

Did you know that conventional wines can contain up to 76 additives that are NOT required to be listed on the label?! Want to know more about what toxic ingredients might be hiding in your wine? Curious how you can know if your wine is safe and what we recommend for wine consumption? Tune in…

Naturally Nourished Episode 97
Preventing and Managing a Hangover

Wondering what our take on alcohol consumption is or if we ever let loose? Want to know what our drinks of choice are and why? Curious how you can best support your body for a quick rebound? Tune in to hear Ali and Becki discuss strategies for prevention and management of a hangover, how responsible…

Naturally Nourished Episode 96
Ancestral Approaches to Wellness

Are you ready to get back to an ancestral way of eating, sleeping and moving? Want to know what we think is missing in a modern day Westernized approach and where we’ve gone so wrong? Tune in to hear Ali and Becki discuss ancestral approaches to functional movement, sleep habits, fasting and eating and how…

Naturally Nourished Episode 95
Starting Your Functional Medicine Career

Are you a health professional or nutrition student wanting to get your foot in the door of functional medicine? Want to know how Ali got started and what programs are worth checking out? Curious about what Ali and Becki do on a daily basis? Tune in to learn all about the difference between conventional and…

Naturally Nourished Episode 94
Made Whole with Guest Cristina Curp

Are you curious about the intersection between paleo, keto and an autoimmune protocol? Want to know how Cristina Curp of The Castaway Kitchen used a real food approach to heal leaky gut, lose over 60 pounds and put autoimmune disease into remission? Tune in to hear Ali and Becki interview Cristina about how she uses…

Naturally Nourished Episode 93
Getting Autoimmune Disease Into Remission

Are you or someone you know struggling with an autoimmune disease? Want to know how to best prevent or manage an active flare? Curious to hear what Ali keeps in her toolbelt to manage her autoimmune condition? Tune in to hear Ali and Becki break down autoimmune disease from its root causes to diagnostic criteria…

Naturally Nourished Episode 92
DHEA, The Fountain of Youth with Guest Stephen Cherniske

Have you heard of DHEA? Want to know why biochemist Stephen Cherniske calls it his favorite molecule? Wondering whether supplemental DHEA might be the anti-aging and weight loss boost you need? Tune in to hear Ali and Becki interview Stephen Cherniske for his second time on the podcast talking all about DHEA, the most abundant…

Naturally Nourished Episode 91
Men’s Health

Have you been patiently waiting for us to do an episode specifically on men’s health? Are you looking to address male hormonal concerns, prostate or cardiovascular health? Want to hear our take on using food-as-medicine to address common concerns with aging, hair loss or cognitive performance for men? Tune in to hear Ali and Becki…

Naturally Nourished Episode 90
KetoCon Wrap Up and Q&A

Did you miss KetoCon this year but still want to get the highlights? Curious to know about emerging trends in the keto world? Want to hear about our favorite new products before they hit the grocery store? Tune in to hear Ali and Becki recount their experience at KetoCon 2018, from the awesome new products…

Naturally Nourished Episode 89
Why I HATE Non-Caloric Sweeteners

Want to know our take on non-caloric sweeteners like stevia, monkfruit and erythritol? Have you wondered if these zero calorie “natural” options are too good to be true? Want to know why we don’t have a SINGLE recipe with non-caloric sweeteners? Tune in to hear Ali and Becki discuss this controversial topic live from KetoCon.…

Naturally Nourished Episode 88
Nourishing Your Toddler and Stella’s 2nd Birthday

Are you dying to know what Ali has been feeding Stella? Curious about her food philosophy for babies and toddlers? Want to get the low down on Stella’s food as medicine and supplement game that has kept her healthy and thriving? Tune in to hear Ali and Becki discuss Baby Led Weaning, developing your toddler’s…

Naturally Nourished Episode 87
The Gut Brain Axis

Have you heard about the gut being the second brain of the body? Are you curious about the connection between gut health and anxiety? Want to know how to best support mental health starting with the gut? Tune in to hear Ali and Becki discuss the upcoming release of The Anti-Anxiety Diet and cover the…

Naturally Nourished Episode 86
Surviving Summer Travel

Do you struggle to stay on track during travel? Want to avoid the dreaded ten pound vacation weight gain and come home feeling your best? Need some ideas of what to pack to maintain your real food or keto lifestyle? Tune in to hear Ali and Becki troubleshoot common travel pitfalls, discuss favorite travel hacks…

Naturally Nourished Episode 85
3 Micronutrients: Asparagine, CoQ10 and Zinc

Curious whether your real food diet is covering all your bases of nutrients your body needs? Are you 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: Asparagine, CoQ10 and…

Naturally Nourished Episode 84
The Importance of Detox on Keto

Are you curious whether a detox is right for you on top of your clean eating lifestyle or ketogenic diet? Have you hit a plateau with keto and want to know if a detox might help? Want to learn about the influence of keto on male and female hormones? Tune in to hear Ali and…

Naturally Nourished Episode 83
Healthy Hair, Skin & Nails

Are you dealing with hair thinning, dull tired skin, breakouts or dry brittle nails? Tired of topical solutions that just don’t work? Want to know how what you eat affects the health of your hair, skin and nails? Tune in to hear Ali and Becki discuss common issues with hair, skin and nails as well…

Naturally Nourished Episode 82
Pros and Cons of Dairy

Are you unsure of whether dairy fits in your real food lifestyle? Curious about the benefits of certain forms of dairy? Want to know the telltale signs you should eliminate dairy? Tune in to hear Ali and Becki discuss both sides of the story when it comes to dairy and how to choose if dairy…

Naturally Nourished Episode 81
Addressing Insomnia with Food As Medicine

Do you struggle with falling asleep, staying asleep or both? Worried your lack of sleep is impacting your health? Want to know how you can use food, supplements and small lifestyle tweaks to get a better night’s sleep? Tune in to hear Ali and Becki break down the root causes of insomnia, the importance of…

Naturally Nourished Episode 80
The Stress Thyroid Connection

Are you doing everything right but just can’t lose weight? Wondering about the impact of stress on your metabolism? Want to know how your thyroid is affected by stress? Tune in to hear Ali and Becki discuss the often-referenced HPA axis in depth and how stress directly impacts thyroid function. From the function of the…

Naturally Nourished Episode 79
Keto Paleo with Guest Vivica Menegaz

Confused by the difference between keto and paleo? Want to have the best of both worlds by overlapping these dietary practices? Want to hear more about carb cycling and whether it could work for you? Tune in to hear Ali and Becki interview nutritionist Vivica Menegaz about her new book, The Keto Paleo Kitchen and…

Naturally Nourished Episode 78
In Defense of Coconut Oil

Not sure what to make of the recent negative press around your beloved coconut oil? Wondering if you should pull it out of your keto coffee, daily smoothie and kitchen altogether? Want to hear our take on whether coconut oil is still a safe and healthy fat to use? Tune in to hear Ali and…

Naturally Nourished Episode 77
The Stress Connection to Autoimmune Disease

Wondering about the role that stress plays in the development and progression of autoimmune disease? Curious about how a stressful situation can drive an immune system flare? Want to hear more of Ali’s personal story of dealing with autoimmune disease? Tune in to hear Ali and Becki break down the connection of excess stress to…

Naturally Nourished Episode 76
Getting to the Root of Insulin Resistance

Are you or a loved one dealing with insulin resistance? Want to know more about treating insulin resistance from the root cause? Curious about how this could be slowing your weight loss or causing other concerning symptoms? Tune in to hear Ali and Becki break down what insulin resistance is, what causes it and how…

Naturally Nourished Episode 75
Considering Carb Cycling?

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…

Naturally Nourished Episode 74
Are You Still Eating Gluten?

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…

Naturally Nourished Episode 73
CBD with Guest Stephen Cherniske

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…

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

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…

Naturally Nourished Episode 71
Aphrodisiac Foods

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…

Naturally Nourished Episode 70
Dirty Genes with Dr. Ben Lynch

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.…

Naturally Nourished Episode 69
Epigenetics and Methylation

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…

Naturally Nourished Episode 68
Supporting Your Immune System Naturally

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…

Naturally Nourished Episode 67
Successful Resolutions & Goal Setting

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…

Naturally Nourished Episode 66

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…

Naturally Nourished Episode 65
Forecasting Nutrition and Functional Medicine Trends

Want to hear our take on the biggest trends of 2017? Wondering what is all hype and what we think is here to stay? Curious about the next big thing in 2018? Tune in to hear Ali and Becki review this past year’s health and wellness trends, from what will stay on through next year…

Naturally Nourished Episode 64
Carb Cycling & Fat Fueled Profiles with Leanne Vogel

Are you suffering from carb confusion in ketosis? Worried that being keto means you can never touch a carb again? Confused by carb cycling or unsure of where to start? Tune in to hear Ali and Becki interview keto guru Leanne Vogel about her book The Keto Diet and her unique approach to ditching the…

Naturally Nourished Episode 63
Intermittent Fasting

Can intermittent fasting really help you drop pounds of body fat, gain mental clarity and prevent cancer and alzheimer’s disease? Or is this all too good to be true? Curious if intermittent fasting is right for you or how to get started? Tune in to hear Ali and Becki break down the benefits of intermittent…

Naturally Nourished Episode 62
How to Feed a Brain with Cavin Balaster

Can food be medicine to heal your brain? Hear from post-traumatic brain injury recovery victor Cavin Balaster on how he used nutritional therapy to not only survive a traumatic brain injury but to rediscover how to thrive! From being tube fed and on a ventilator in a hospital to doing back flips and publishing his…

Naturally Nourished Episode 61
Curb Your Cravings!

Are you dealing with unrelenting food cravings or food addiction? Not sure where to start to reset your relationship with food? Want to get to the bottom of the physiological and emotional drivers for your cravings? Tune in to hear Ali and Becki discuss the root causes for food cravings from neurotransmitter imbalance to micronutrient…

Naturally Nourished Episode 60
Dysbiosis and the Microbiome

Did you know that the microbiome is made up of 100 trillion cells of bacteria and yeast that line the mouth, skin and gut? Curious about the role they play in our health? Want to know how to make your bacteria work in your favor? Tune in to hear Ali and Becki go down the…

Naturally Nourished Episode 59
Q&A Grab Bag and Thanksgiving Menu Planning

Love the podcast but have trouble listening to a whole episode in one go? Interested to hear Ali’s take on several different health and wellness topics? Tune in to hear Ali and Becki answer burning questions that our podcast listeners have asked across a wide range of topics from the role of biotin to suggestions…

Naturally Nourished Episode 58
Cutting Off Cancer with Food As Medicine

Are you or a loved one dealing with a cancer diagnosis and looking to add diet and lifestyle tools to the fight? Are you confused about the gaps between conventional cancer treatment and a functional medicine and real food approach? Tune in to hear Ali and Becki demystify the pathology of cancer as well offer…

Naturally Nourished Episode 57
Keto and Cancer with Guest Alison Gannett

Have you heard about using ketosis as a therapeutic diet to conquer cancer? Curious to hear about clinical outcomes of a ketogenic diet as an adjuvant to chemotherapy? Tune in to hear Ali and Becki interview Oncology Keto Diet Coach Alison Gannett about her diagnosis of terminal malignant brain cancer and how she has used…

Naturally Nourished Episode 56
Rebounding Your Body from Trauma

Have you or a loved one experienced a traumatic event? Wondering how it might impact your body, even years later? Tune in to hear Ali and Becki discuss the impact of trauma on the body and ways to mitigate the effects, from immune support to breathing techniques and the importance of returning to structure. In this…

Naturally Nourished Episode 55

Are you a new or expecting mom looking for support on your breastfeeding journey? Confused about all of the misinformation out there and not sure what is going to work best for you and your baby? Tune in to hear Ali and Becki share the science behind “nature’s perfect food” including the benefits for both…

Naturally Nourished Episode 54
Anti Anxiety Diet

Are you dealing with anxiety and want to take the reins on your life? Know there is more to the story in terms of treatment but unsure of where to start? Tune in to hear Ali and Becki tackle the often taboo subject of anxiety from defining the broad range of symptoms to Ali’s 6 Foundational Rs…

Episode 53
Coping with Chemo

Are you or a loved one dealing with the side effects of chemotherapy or radiation? Struggling with a new diagnosis and unsure of how to best support your body through treatment? Tune in to hear Ali and Becki discuss food-as-medicine therapies that can aid with common side effects of treatment as well as ensure best…

Episode 52
Advocating for your Health and Working with Your Doctor:
Interview with John Limansky

Have you struggled to get your doctor on board with your desire to use food as medicine to heal your own body? Having trouble bridging the gap between conventional and functional medicine on your journey to optimal health? Tune in to hear Ali and Becki interview Dr. John Limansky, conventional doctor turned “recovering physician” about…

Episode 51
What the Hell?! A Rebuttal to What the Health

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…

Episode 50
Why Diets Don’t Work

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…

Episode 49
PCOS Part 2

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…

Episode 48
PCOS Part 1

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…

Episode 47
Keto Pitfalls

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…

Episode 46
Postpartum Nutrition

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…

Episode 45
Balanced Beverages

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 44
Women’s Hormones

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!…

Episode 43
Living Your Bliss: Ali’s Recalibration

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…

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…

Episode 41
Neurological Conditions

 Do you have any concerns about neurological health/cognitive function including: ADHD, Parkinson’s, MS, Mood imbalances etc? Wondering why and how they happen and what you can do about it? Be sure to tune in for an in depth look at a functional medicine approach to these and more! Currently, stimulant drugs (psychostimulants) are the most…

Episode 40
Heart Health and Cholesterol

Are you concerned about your heart health? Do you think that high cholesterol is a problem for you? Wondering if you should remove eggs from your diet? There are important factors to analyze beyond your standard lipid panel. Tune in to find out the true root cauases of heart disease, what to eat and supplements…

Episode 39
Forming Healthy Habits

Are you someone that knows what to do but can’t seem to make the changes you need to make in order to reach your goals? Do you find yourself making excuses and fall into the same patterns year after year? Tune in to hear Ali and Carli discuss tips and tricks to help finally make…

Episode 38
Interview with Diana Rogers of Sustainable Dish

Ever wonder what it would be like to eat eggs from the chickens in your backyard or eat a spinach salad from greens you just harvested from your garden? Well get ready for your new girl crush! Diana Rogers, author of Sustainable Dish, sets the bar high for health sustainable living. Diana Rodgers, RD, LDN,…

Episode 37
Redefine Your Relationship with Food

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…

Episode 36
Integrative Oncology with Dr. Lorenzo Coehn

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 bio-behavioral oncology. In this episode we will discuss integration of care and…

Episode 35
Boosting Your Mood with Food

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…

Episode 34
Interview with Brian Williamson of Ketovangelist

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…

Episode 33
Staying On Track for the Holidays and Navigating Party Foods!

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.…

Episode 32
Brain Boosting Food

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…

Episode 31
Ketosis vs Low-Glycemic

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…

Episode 30
MRT inflammatory food blood test

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…

Episode 29
Balance Eating with a Busy Life

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…

Episode 28
Food As Medicine and functional approaches for ADHD

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…

Episode 27
Ali’s 3rd Trimester and Birth Story

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…

Episode 26

IBS is one of the most commonly diagnosed digestive imbalances, but what does it really tell you? In functional medicine, we refer to this as an umbrella term that doesn’t actually get at the root cause of the problem. In this Episode we will define IBS-C (constipation)  and IBS-D (diarrhea) and discuss functional medicine approaches…

Episode 25
Ali’s Second Trimester

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…

Episode 24
Leaky Gut

From stomach aches, gas, and bloating to auto-immune disease and hormonal imbalance: 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…

Episode 23
Boosting your Thyroid with food-as-medicine

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 Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, hyperthyroid or hypothyroid, tune in to hear how you can restore your thyroid function with food-as-medicine! You may have heard about the importance of your…

Episode 22
Candida Albicans
and Yeast

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 Aliexplains the symptoms, causes, and most importantly the solutions to addressCandida Albicans or an overgrowth of yeast. In this episode Ali demystifies one of the most common causes of digestive…

Ali’s Pregnancy Story
1st Trimester

Curious about the pregnancy details of a functional medicine practitioner? Hoping to help others out there be prepared, Ali shares her shock and awe stories, symptoms, and personal highs and lows of her first trimester of pregnancy.


Are you struggling with infertility and want to know what is really going on? There are many different reasons why someone may have a hard time getting pregnant and the answer may be more simple than you think! From root causes to supplement information, tune in as Ali breaks down a functional approach to infertility.

Detox Part 2

Now that you know the “whys” and the “whats” of detox (from episode #18 part 1), tune in to find out the “hows” and hear all about our Rest Restore Renew Real Food Detox Program.

Detox Part 1

Curious about detox? A safe, nutritionally-based, medically supported detoxification program can help rid the body of harmful toxins and restore balance. Listen in to demystify detox!

IFM Updates
and Listener Q&A

Curious about the latest research and where Functional Medicine is headed? Wondering about yeast infections, when to take a probiotic and other common listener questions?

5 Hormones
That Make You Fat

Do you restrict calories, eat clean, workout and STILL see no change on the scale? Are you wondering if your hormones (estrogen, cortisol, etc!) may be working against you? This episode is a must hear!

Ketosis Part 2

Do you know what ketosis is but want to dive deeper? Are you interested to find out if intermittent fasting is right for you? Wondering if working out is OK in ketosis? Get all of your questions answered here!

Ketosis Part 1

Are you looking for accelerated weight loss, more energy, less brain fog and less bloat? What about a treatment for Epilepsy or fighting cancer without medications? If so, tune in to learn more about Ketosis.

Adrenal Fatigue

Do you find yourself exhausted all of the time and can fall asleep at the drop of the time? Do you have trouble getting out of bed even after a full night’s sleep? You may have adrenal fatigue.

Boosting Your Immune System

The immune system is the body’s surveillance and defense system that works to protect the body from invaders. Learn what we can do to support the immune system and prevent getting sick!

The HPA-Axis:
Stress and Your Health

The hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis also known as “fight-or-flight” plays a dynamic role on the function of the body. Learn when this axis is over-activated how it can throw off your metabolism, immune system, thyroid, sexual hormones, and more!

Insulin Resistance

Insulin resistance is often the precursor to diabetes. Understand what insulin is and how if functions in your body. Ali will discuss primary drivers to insulin resistance and how you can reverse this to prevent or manage diabetes!

Break up with Bacon?

Ali will debunk the latest media craze on bacon regarding it being classified as a class 1 carcinogen compared to tobacco and clarify what meats are health supporting and which ones to avoid.

Get back into the Kitchen!

Learn about why making food from scratch is the best line of defense for your health. Ali shares her favorite “no hassle” meals in 30 minutes or less, grocery shopping tricks, and simple cooking techniques to make real food a daily reality!

Balanced Snacks

Ali will talk all about snacks including what makes a healthy snack and how snacking can be a balanced part of optimal health.

Breast Cancer Prevention

Learn about Ali’s research at MD Anderson, the role of hormones on breast cancer and how to balance, and ways to support your body for prevention with immune and detox focus.

3 micronutrients you need in your diet and why!

Three micronutrients you need in your diet and why! Learn about Glutathione, Zinc, and B12: What is their function in your body, common deficiency symptoms to identify, and the best food sources to drive balance and replete your body’s stores!

Conventional vs. Functional medicine approaches for disease treatment

Ali will compare the treatments of High Cholesterol, GERD, and Depression, discussing how conventional interventions may treat the symptoms but can lead to undesired side effects, whereas functional medicine will address the root cause and drive whole body resolution!

Beyond optimal eating: A deeper look into functional foods

Take a deeper look into functional foods featuring: Probiotics, Sulfur, and Leafy Greens. Why are they important and how much should you eat for optimal health?

What is optimal eating?

Learn how to eat to balance blood sugar, reduce cravings, increase energy, and maintain a healthy weight!

Who is Ali Miller, RD, LD, CDE?

Meet Ali Miller and her co-host Carli Vogler, learn about their backgrounds, their training, medical experience, and approaches to healing the body with functional medicine.