Nutrition

Alzheimer's and Keto Diet

27- Alzheimer’s and Keto Diet with Amy Berger

Welcome to 2018! Since this time of year everyone starts to set their health goals and everyone is talking about topics related to wellness, we are starting our first episode talking about 2 different health-related topics: Alzheimer’s and the Keto diet.

Alzheimer’s is one of those interesting diseases that scientists have worked hard to study, but have made very little progress with finding treatment options. Most of the time when the diagnosis is made, the family is told that there isn’t much hope, and eventually the disease will fully take over their mind.

The Powerful Blend of Hanah One

26- The Powerful Blend of HANAH ONE with Joel Einhorn

When it comes to using herbal products to help balance the body from all the stressors and toxins we face on a daily basis, I am a huge fan. It is rare to find an herbal product that doesn’t have a bunch of fillers, so when I caught wind of HANAH ONE, they had my attention.

Even if you had no idea what every single herb did in this blend, you could easily recognize that there are no ingredients that don’t come directly from the earth. This alone makes this type of product unique.

Combating Chronic Illness in Children with Madiha Saeed

24- Combating Chronic Illness in Children with Madiha Saeed

When people come to my clinic to see me for their health issues, one of the questions I ask is what their support structure looks like within their family to support them on their health journey. I then ask if the family is prepared to make any changes necessary to the way they eat in order to better everyone’s health, and I include the children.

A lot of the time the response I get is “how would I ever get my kids to stop eating the sugar and the processed food? It tastes too good!”

This is a very valid question, and one that not many people have a great response to. Children have always seemed to be invincible when it comes to dietary and health decisions, and there hasn’t been a need to try and get children to understand what food can do to support, or break down the body.

That is until recently.

23- Preparation for Menopause and Regulating Hormones

23- Preparation for Menopause and Regulating Hormones

If you don’t understand how hormones can affect your moods, then I recommend having a nice chat with a women to learn more. Women go through an entire cycle of hormonal changes every single month, and most women can tell exactly where they are within their cycle based off of their moods. As a women gets closer to menopause, then these hormonal shifts can make some rapid changes to mood, and more.

There seems to be a negative connotations built around women’s hormones. When a women is angry, we assume she must be “PMS’ing”; when a women is crying a lot, then she is being “really hormonal”. This doesn’t open up a very safe space for anyone to talk about what is really going on, and how to lessen the impact that these hormonal changes have on a woman.

Instant Pot Maple Ham with Homemade Cranberry Sauce-4.1

Instant Pot Maple Ham with Homemade Cranberry Sauce

No one likes dry meat right? This Maple Ham recipe is guaranteed to be anything but dry! If you haven’t had a chance to test out an Instant Pot in your kitchen, I definitely recommend looking into one as all of the holiday sales are right around the corner! Every single item I put in my Instant Pot to cook comes out tender and flavorful…and it’s like a crockpot. Once I set the timer, it does all the work for me and I don’t even have to think about dinner again until it’s cooked! Talk about an awesome product to have in your kitchen, especially during the holidays. If you’re a multi-tasker like me, you definitely don’t want to have to stand over your dinner and watch it cook while an hour or sometimes more dwindles away.

Pumpkin Spice Hot Chocolate

Pumpkin Spice Hot Chocolate

During the fall, pumpkin spice everything seems to make their rounds through the stores- pumpkin spice lattes, pumpkin spice cookies, pumpkin spice brownies, and the list goes on and on. Overall, I am not a huge fan of the taste of pumpkin, but when it comes to Pumpkin Spice Hot Chocolate, I actually enjoy it quite a bit!

Weight Loss Centers

22- Why Weight Loss Centers Don’t Work

As I drive around the city, I started to notice that weight loss centers seem to be popping up every couple of blocks. I also noticed that in my Facebook feed, more and more people are trying to sell “weight loss” products that are supposed to be the magical cure to losing weight. There is a common theme within all of these businesses- everyone is trying to lose weight, which means there is a lot of money opportunities within that industry.

Ancestral Diet

21- How To Begin Eating an Ancestral Diet

In our last podcast episode, Dr. Al Danenberg talked a lot about how he has integrated an Ancestral Diet into the way he practices Periodontics. He has noticed a huge increase in health changes in his own life by changing his diet, and recognizes the importance of that in overall health and oral health. With that episode, we received a lot of questions on how to actually start an ancestral diet, and what that diet looks like compared to other diets that are out there.

Oral Health Primal Perspective

20- Oral Health from a Primal Perspective with Al Danenberg

When it comes to functional medicine and nutrition, we typically think of common ailments like digestive issues, hormone issues, or blood sugar issues. Not very often do we think about how our oral health can also be connected into the giant spiderweb of “health”. This is exactly why we brought on today’s guest because he has incorporated ancestral and primal principles into his oral health practice.

Dr. Al Danenberg has been a periodontist for over 4 decades. At some point within his career, he started to notice that there is a correlation between oral health and the state of health with the rest of the body. By utilizing principles he learned from the ancestral community, he has been able to effectively treat gum disease from a variety of different angles. You can learn about some of the best home practices you can do for your mouth in this episode of Oral Health from a Primal Perspective with Dr. Al Danenberg!

Paleo Biscuits and Gravy

Paleo Biscuits and Gravy

I was a picky eater growing up, and to be honest I never tried biscuits and gravy until I was about 19. Once I finally tried it, it was obvious why this was a popular breakfast option. With the rich buttery biscuits and the savory flavor of the gravy, it is a meal that is hard to mess up. Lucky for me, I only just delved into the world of B&G at such a late stage because it probably would have made it much more difficult to switch over to Paleo Biscuits and Gravy.

Functional Cupping

19- Functional Cupping with Chris Soterakopoulos

Cupping has finally made it to the modern world since the last Olympics when many of our nation’s top athletes were sporting the circular bruises. Cupping has been used in places like China for thousands of years, where it has been integrated into their medical care along with injury care. Our guest today has taken some of the traditional cupping roots and integrated it with his functional movement background to come up with a unique approach to functional cupping.

Paleo Granola

Paleo Granola

Growing up I was always a big fan of granola instead of the regular ol’ cereal that the rest of the family would eat. I was always the weird one who didn’t eat my granola or cereal with milk either, I just liked it nice and plain. As I got older, I started to realize that granola is full of gluten containing oats, and with trying to eat grain-free, granola became a big deal breaker for me. Finally a couple years ago I decided to try and create a Paleo Granola recipe that would be grain-free, but completely irresistible.

Improve Running Performance

18- Improve Running Performance with Nicole Armbrust

Sometimes the best way to release the stress from a long day is to tie up your shoes, grab your heart rate monitor, and go for a long run. Nicole Armbrust PT, OCS, FAFS specializes with the running athletes. Her mission is to improve running performance by utilizing functional movement patterns and mobility drills to increase each person’s effectiveness with their strides. This episode is all about how to improve your running performance through movement, mobility, and with our added ebook bonus, nutrition!

Avocado Zucchini Hummus

Avocado Zucchini Hummus

The zucchini in our garden is absolutely exploding right now. It seems nearly every day I am picking 2-3 large zucchinis off the vine. We’ve already shared our Paleo Cinnamon Zucchini Bread recipe with you, we made our Chorizo Zucchini Boats (recipe coming later this week), what else could we possibly make? Well, it was time to get creative, and considering this time of year we enjoy dipping vegetables into various dips, it was only fitting to make our Avocado Zucchini Hummus recipe.

Paleo Cinnamon Zucchini Bread

Paleo Cinnamon Zucchini Bread

We are at the time of year when zucchini is popping up like crazy! If your garden has zucchini like mine does, you probably have some monster zucchini just waiting to be picked. I like to use the huge zucchini for recipes like Paleo Cinnamon Zucchini Bread, whereas the smaller zucchinis I use for zoodles and frying up.

Balsamic Peach Salad

Balsamic Peach Salad

With these hot summer days comes the inevitable: not wanting to cook. On days like this I prefer to have something colder to help keep my body cooler. I don’t know about you, but usually salads aren’t filling enough to keep me from needing more food later on. That is why in this balsamic peach salad, the secret ingredient to help keep me fuller for longer is…

Strawberry Lemonade

Strawberry Lemonade

I don’t know about you, but when it is really warm out, the last thing I want is something hot. It is partly due to my fiery constitution, and also due to the fact that food is a metabolic stimulator. This time of year, I tend to lean towards foods and drinks that are cooling and refreshing, such as Strawberry Lemonade.

Plant Based Diet

17- Plant Based Diet Myth with Lierre Keith

Lately, the term plant based diets has been thrown around quite a bit across various media channels. For the most part, a plant based diet is basically a vegan or vegetarian diet, it is just a new term that is being used as a marketing tool to catch people’s attention.

A lot of information that is being told about plant based diets is based off of very poor science, or shown in a very particular way to make the data look better than it really is. One of the main culprits of this information is the documentary What The Health, which has been thoroughly debunked by Robb Wolf (his post can be found here) and many others.

Coconut Whipped Cream

Coconut Whipped Cream

If you are wanting whipped cream, you might as well make sure you are getting some beneficial nutrients from it. This coconut whipped cream version is paleo and vegan friendly, and provides the body lots of healthy fats to use for energy!

Lydia Joy discusses why minerals are so important to the overall workings of the body.

16- Mineral Balancing with Lydia Joy

If you go to see your doctor, you will most likely hear them say that you should be taking a calcium supplement, or your fish oil, or avoid salt, but is this advice true for all people? When it comes to minerals, there is so much more information that goes into a protocol than just taking one pill to supplement all minerals. The amount of individual minerals is important, but also the ratio of various minerals to each other is just as important!

Minerals need specific co-factors in order to be balanced properly, which can make mineral balancing a bit of work to find the proper protocol. Minerals can determine the functionality of many systems in the body, such as your thyroid or even your adrenal glands. All this can be learned in this episode of Mineral Balancing with Lydia Joy!

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