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Welcome to the Naturally Nourished podcast - your resource for cutting-edge food-as-medicine information! Ali Miller is an integrative functional medicine practitioner with a background in naturopathic medicine, she is a Registered Dietitian, Certified Diabetes Educator, certified weight management specialist, recognized leader, speaker, and author of Naturally Nourished: Food-as-Medicine for Optimal Health cookbook. In our podcast 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 episode, 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 Ali Miller RD

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Welcome to the Naturally Nourished podcast - your resource for cutting-edge food-as-medicine information! Ali Miller is an integrative functional medicine practitioner with a background in naturopathic medicine, she is a Registered Dietitian, Certified Diabetes Educator, certified weight management specialist, recognized leader, speaker, and author of Naturally Nourished: Food-as-Medicine for Optimal Health cookbook. In our podcast 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 episode, 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!

    Episode 257: Ask Us Anything Immune Health

    Episode 257: Ask Us Anything Immune Health

    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! 


     


    Also in this Episode:


    Naturally Nourished: Food as Medicine for the Whole Family AVAILABLE NOW! 

    Episode 68 Supporting your immune system naturally

    Episode 114 Immune support for you and your family

    Episode 219 DIVOC updates and long haulers

    Episode 222 Immune and depression connection

    Episode 253 vitamin D and DIVOC variants

    Episode 255 Vitamin C Immune and beyond

    How the Immune System Functions

    Kids Supplements for Immune Health and Back to SchoolMultiAvail Kids

    KidsBioticProbiotic effects on cold and influenza-like symptom incidence and duration in children




    Rebuild Spectrum Probiotic open capsules and mix with food

    Vitamin D Balanced Blend Liquid

    Grassfed Whey

    Bio-C Plus open capsules and mix with food

    Cellular Antiox open capsules and mix with food

    Nut Butter Balls - The Anti-Anxiety Diet Cookbook

    Bone Broth Popsicles




    Support for InfantsVitamin D Balanced Blend Liquid

    MetaKids Baby Probiotic

    SBI Protect




    How to Manage a FeverFever management: Evidence vs current practice 

    Therapeutic misadventures with acetaminophen: hepatoxicity after multiple doses in children




    Fasting When SickIntermittent fasting, a possible priming tool for host defense against SARS-CoV-2 infection: Crosstalk among calorie restriction, autophagy and immune response




    Thoughts on Juice Plus

    How to Support Your Immune System Under StressEpisode 251 The Stress Imprint

    GI Lining Support

    Relax and Regulate

    Sleep Support

    Adaptogen BoostCordyceps as an Herbal Drug - Herbal Medicine - NCBI Bookshelf




    Bio-C Plus

    Swap Coffee for Tea




    How to Clear Up the Sniffles FastElderberry Gummies

    XClear Nasal SprayXClear Efficacy in Covid Study




    Cellular Antiox

    Garlic Mullein Drops - use these to prevent ear infections when children have sniffles




    Personal Experience with DIVOC

    Updated DIVOC ProtocolVitamin D Balanced Blend

    Bio-C Plus

    Cellular Antiox

    Super Turmeric

    Targeted Strength Probiotic

    Rebuild Spectrum Probiotic

    Master Tonic

    Kor Immune Shots

    Colloidal Silver




    Long Haul SupportInflammazyme

    Detox Packs




    Keto and Immune HealthThe ketone metabolite β-hydroxybutyrate blocks NLRP3 inflammasome-mediated inflammatory disease

    12 Week Ketosis Program Archive 





     


    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. 

    • 1 hr 36 min
    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

    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. 


     


    Also in this episode: 


    Naturally Nourished: Food as Medicine for the Whole Family Program - Now Available

    Apply to Become an Ambassador

    How Epic Provisions Came to BeEpisode 42: Transitioning from Vegan




    Soil Health

    Thoughts on Food Security and Synthetic MeatEpisode 211: Metabolic, Immune, and Cellular Health with Mike Mutzel

    Episode 217: Beyond Labels with Joel Salatin and Dr. Sina McCollough

    Episode 208: Wild Fed with Guest Daniel Vitalis




    Lessons from the BisonRedmond Real Salt - use code ALIMILLERRD 




    Where to find Taylor and Katie:Force of Nature

    ROAM Ranch





     


    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.


     


    Sponsors for this episode: 


    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. 

    • 1 hr 6 min
    Episode 255: Vitamin C, Immune Health and Beyond

    Episode 255: Vitamin C, Immune Health and Beyond

    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. 


     


    Also in this episode: 


    Symptoms of Vitamin C DeficiencyEpisode 144: All About Collagen 




    Vitamin C and Immune HealthAscorbic acid promotes proliferation of natural killer cell populations in culture systems applicable for natural killer cell therapy

    Protocol: Intravenous high-dose vitamin C for the treatment of severe COVID-19: study protocol for a multicentre randomised controlled trial




    Vitamin C and QuercetinQuercetin and Vitamin C: An Experimental, Synergistic Therapy for the Prevention and Treatment of SARS-CoV-2 Related Disease (COVID-19)




    Highlights of Bio-C Plus - Use Code BIOC10 for 10% off! Acerola, an untapped functional superfruit: a review on latest frontiers, Journal of Food Science and Technology




    Natural Approaches to RSVCellular Antiox

    XClear Nasal Spray

    Frida Baby Snotsucker

    Elderberry Syrup

    Turmeric Lemonade




    Absorption and Bioavailability of Vitamin C

    Vitamin C and Gut Health

    IV Vitamin C Therapy

    Vitamin C and Brain HealthPlasma Vitamin C Concentrations and Cognitive Function: A Cross-Sectional Study

    Adrenal Rebound Bundle

    Adrenal Rehab Shake




    Vitamin C and Stress ResponseScientists Say Vitamin C May Alleviate The Body's Response To Stress

    A randomized controlled trial of high dose ascorbic acid for reduction of blood pressure, cortisol, and subjective responses to psychological stress




    Food Sources of Vitamin C


     


    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. 

    • 1 hr 12 min
    Episode 254: Picking the Right Probiotic

    Episode 254: Picking the Right Probiotic

    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!


     


    Also in this episode:


    12 Week Virtual Ketosis Program - Only $99 through 9/1! 

    Episode 230: Dysbiosis through Disconnection

    Episode 198: So You’re On an Antibiotic

    Episode 174: The Dysbiosis Disease Connection and Ali’s Cleanse

    Episode 60: Dysbiosis and the Microbiome

    Episode 68: Supporting Your Immune System Naturally (Deep dive on ear infections & antibiotic use in kids)

    Episode 87: The Gut Brain Axis

    Episode 131: Candida and SIBO Deep Dive

    What is the Microbiome?

    The Role of Probiotics

    Probiotics and Immune Health Belkaid Y, Hand TW. 2014. Role of the microbiota in immunity and inflammation. Cell157: 121–141. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cell.2014.03.011 

    Collins, N., & Belkaid, Y. (2018). Do the Microbiota Influence Vaccines and Protective Immunity to Pathogens? Engaging Our Endogenous Adjuvants. Cold Spring Harbor perspectives in biology, 10(2), a028860. https://doi.org/10.1101/cshperspect.a028860 

    Kim, C.H. (2018), Immune regulation by microbiome metabolites. Immunology, 154: 220-229. doi:10.1111/imm.12930 

    Pickard, J. M., Zeng, M. Y., Caruso, R., & Núñez, G. (2017). Gut microbiota: Role in pathogen colonization, immune responses, and inflammatory disease. Immunological reviews, 279(1), 70–89. https://doi.org/10.1111/imr.12567 




    What to Look for When Choosing a ProbioticID Guarantee




    Why We Don’t Include Prebiotics in Our ProbioticsPhytofiber




    Strain Specific ResearchLactobacillus Acidophilus NCFMD’Souza, B., et al. (2015), ‘Randomized controlled trial of probiotics after colonoscopy’. ANZ Journal of Surgery, doi: 10.1111/ans.13225.

    Engelbrektson, A.L .et al., (2009). ‘Probiotics to minimize the disruption of faecal microbiota in healthy subjects undergoing antibiotic therapy’. Journal of Medical Microbiology, 58:663-670.

    Engelbrektson, A.L. et al., (2006). ‘Analysis of treatment effects on the microbial ecology of the gastrointestinal tract’. FEMS Microbiol. Ecol. 57:239-250.

    Faber S.E., (2003), ‘Comparison of probiotics with antibiotics to probiotics alone in treatment of diarrhea predominant IBS (D-IBS), alternating (A-IBS) and constipation (C-IBS) patients’, Gastroenterology, 124(4):A687-A688.

    Faber, S.M., (2000). ‘Treatment of abnormal gut flora improves symptoms in patients with irritable bowel syndrome’. American Journal of Gastroenterology, 95(9):2533.

    Forssten, S., et al., (2014). ‘Influence of a probiotic mixture on antibiotic induced microbiota disturbances’. World Journal of Gastroenterology, 20(33):11878-85.

    Leyer, G.J., et al., (2009). ‘Probiotic Effects on Cold and Influenza-Like Symptom Incidence and Duration in Children’. Pediatrics; 124 (2): 172-179.

    Restore Baseline Probiotic

    Targeted Strength Probiotic - use code TARGETPRO18 for 18% off 

    KidsBiotic




    How to Take Probiotics With Antibi

    • 1 hr 35 min
    Episode 253: Vitamin D and DIVOC Variants

    Episode 253: Vitamin D and DIVOC Variants

    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. 


     


    Also in this episode: 


    12 Week Food-As-Medicine Ketosis Program - AVAILABLE NOW FOR $99!

    Functions of Vitamin D

    Risk Factors for Low Vitamin D

    How Birth Control Impacts Vitamin D StatusEpisode 106: Birth Control Part 1

    Episode 107: Birth Control Part 2




    YouTube: Foods and Supplements to Boost Your Libido

    Testing Vitamin D LevelsVitamin D Blood Spot Test




    Consideration of Vitamin D SupplementationVitamin D Balanced Blend Capsule 

    Vitamin D Balanced Blend Liquid

    Relax and Regulate




    Considerations of Geographic Location & Sunlight

    Food as Medicine for Vitamin DYouTube: Liver Meatballs

    10 Day Detox




    Vitamin D & DIVOCAnalysis of vitamin D level among asymptomatic and critically ill COVID-19 patients and its correlation with inflammatory markers

    Analysis of vitamin D level among asymptomatic and critically ill COVID-19 patients and its correlation with inflammatory markers

    A cohort study to evaluate the effect of combination Vitamin D, Magnesium and Vitamin B12 (DMB) on progression to severe outcome

    Impact of daily high dose oral vitamin D therapy on the inflammatory markers in patients with COVID 19 disease | Scientific Reports

    Calcifediol treatment and COVID-19-related outcomes

    Effects of a 2-Week 5000 IU versus 1000 IU Vitamin D3 Supplementation on Recovery of Symptoms in Patients with Mild to Moderate Covid-19: A Randomized Clinical Trial

    Calcifediol Treatment and Hospital Mortality Due to COVID-19: A Cohort Study

    “Effect of calcifediol treatment and best available therapy versus best available therapy on intensive care unit admission and mortality among patients hospitalized for COVID-19: A pilot randomized clinical study”

    Vitamin D supplementation and clinical outcomes in COVID-19: a systematic review and meta-analysis - Journal of Endocrinological Investigation




    DIVOC UpdatesEpisode 243: The Smaxmine and Staying Sovereign in DIVOC

    Episode 246: Mitochondria, CoQ10 and Myocarditis Updates

    Imperfect Vaccination Can Enhance the Transmission of Highly Virulent Pathogens





     


    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. 

    • 1 hr 26 min
    Episode 252: From Fertility to Breezing through Menopause and beyond with guest Dr. Anna Cabeca

    Episode 252: From Fertility to Breezing through Menopause and beyond with guest Dr. Anna Cabeca

    It isn’t very common that we have a repeat guest on the Naturally Nourished Podcast, but Dr. Anna Cabeca blew our minds so much when we had her on back in 2019 that we just had to have her back on! Tune in to hear Ali and Becki interview Dr. Cabeca on all things fertility, from the impact of chronic stress to baseline labs to run to essential supplements for fertility support. Plus we cover birth control, menopause, the stress-hormone connection and so much more in this fun and no holding back episode!


     


    In this episode, Ali and Becki pick Dr. Cabeca’s brain on all things fertility, birth control, menopause and hormone support. Learn about the important role of oxytocin in balancing the body and how cortisol can totally mess with our “love hormone”! This episode also covers thoughts on yoni steaming, how lube can impact vaginal pH, why premature ovarian failure is not a death sentence, and how menopause symptoms can be eliminated by addressing insulin resistance! 


     


    About Dr. Anna Cabeca:


    Best-selling author, Anna Cabeca, DO, OBGYN, FACOG, is known nationally as The Girlfriend Doctor and is host of The Girlfriend Doctor show, where she welcomes experts and guests to the show to share their insights on how women can truly thrive in body, mind and spirit. Dr. Anna is triple-board certified and a fellow of gynecology and obstetrics, integrative medicine, and anti-aging and regenerative medicine. She holds special certifications in functional medicine, sexual health, and bioidentical hormone replacement therapy.


     


    Her first two highly acclaimed books, The Hormone Fix and Keto-Green 16 are best-sellers. In addition, Dr. Anna is the creator of several popular virtual transformation programs – The Keto-Green Way to Breeze through Menopause, Sexual CPR, and Magic Menopause. She offers Keto-Green nutrition plans to online subscribers, is the founder of her Girlfriend Doctor Club, and the host of the vast Keto-Green community on Facebook.


     


    Forbes Magazine reported on her success in creating and building a successful business around her flagship product Julva - an all-natural, over-the-counter cream that she developed to treat vaginal dryness and discomfort. Dr. Anna is also the creator of other top-selling health products such as Mighty Maca Plus. Dr. Anna lives in Dallas, Texas with her daughters, horses, and dogs.


     


    Also in this episode:


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

    Food-as-Medicine Ketosis Program Now Available for just $99!

    Health Benefits of SexThe Importance of Oxytocin




    How Chronic Stress Impacts FertilityKeto pH Strips

    The Hormone Fix




    Labs to Run for FertilityLH, FSH, Estradiol - Cycle Day 3

    Progesterone - Cycle Day 21

    Complete Thyroid Panel

    RBC Magnesium

    Salivary Cortisol

    HgbA1c

    DHEA-s

    hs-CRP

    Vitamin D

    Neurohormone Complete Plus

    Micronutrient Panel




    Essential Supplements for Fertility SupportMighty Maca Plus

    EPA DHA Extra - Omega 3

    MultiAvail Mama - Prenatal

    Relax and Regulate - Magnesium

    Boost and Burn - Carnitine

    CoQ10 Complex

    Bioidentical Progesterone




    Supplemental Support for Premature Ovarian FailureDetox Support - 10 Day Detox 

    Heart Rate Variability

    L-carnitine up to 5g in divided doses (Boost & Burn is 2g per tsp)




    Natural Lubes and How They Impact Vaginal pHJulva Free Trial

    Women’s Flora Probiotic 

    Thoughts on Yoni Steaming

    Foria CBD Suppositories




    Birth Control & IUD ThoughtsEpisode 106: Regulating Your Cycle and Natural Birth Control Pt. 1

    Episode 107: Regulating Your Cycle and Natural Birth Control Part 2




    Menopause SupportThe Hot Flash Insulin Resistance Connection

    Balance Cream

    Menupause coming 2022!





     


    Where to find Dr. Anna Cabeca:


    www.drannacabeca.com


    https://www.linkedin.com/in/drannacabeca/

    https://www.facebook.com/thegirlfrienddoctor/

    https://www.youtube.com

    • 1 hr 27 min

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