Hi, my name is Katy - Registered Dietitian Nutritionist. I love talking about all things food, family and wellness. There is seemingly ever-changing nutrition information constantly being thrown at us. From fad diets, to quick fixes – I am here to sort all of that out for you. Each week we will be diving in to popular topics – from fertility, to weight loss, even food freedom. You can find it all here. I have made it my work’s mission to educate and empower others towards food freedom. This is the Simply Functional Nutrition Podcast, with Katy. Connect with me:IG: @simplyspencer_Website: www.SimplySpencer.com
Food Anxiety & the Holidays
With the holidays front and center this time of year, the thought of gathering together with friends and family to share a meal can often be anxiety inducing for many. In this episode, we talk mindset and practical tips on how best to approach the holidays and food; allowing us to be totally connected with our loved ones, and not overrun by stress around food.
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Nutrition & Autoimmunity with Erin Holt, Integrative and Functional Nutritionist
Buckle up for this week's episode as Erin and I dive into the world of nutrition and how foods can impact inflammation and autoimmune conditions. In this episode, we talk common foods that may trigger inflammatory responses, the levels of autoimmunity and how food is related, best practices for eating to fight inflammation, and more.
A little bit about Erin:
Erin Holt is a board-certified integrative and functional nutritionist with a feisty attitude and over a decade of clinical experience.
She blends evidence-based practices, functional lab testing, energy medicine, boundary setting & humor for a unique and customized approach to women’s health.
She dives deep with women to get to the root cause of their health issues and finally get answers to their mystery symptoms.
In addition to running multiple online nutrition & functional medicine programs, Erin is the founder of the Funk’tional Nutrition Academy, a 14 month practitioner training and mentorship helping nutrition pros level up with functional medicine methodologies.
You can find Erin rabble-rousing on her weekly show, The Funk’tional Nutrition Podcast.
PCOS and the Role of Nutrition
We are talking PCOS - Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome. This is a hormonal imbalance that plagues between 5-10% of American women. A huge number! If you are someone that suspects you might have PCOS, or have been diagnosed with PCOS but have been left feeling like you don't know the next step in managing your symptoms - this episode is for you. We talk symptoms of PCOS, what might trigger PCOS, and nutrition to support peeling back those nasty symptoms of this hormonal imbalance. Not an episode you want to miss!
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This week we are deep diving right into the top things to look for when shopping prepackaged foods. Prepackaged and convenience foods are directly related to the rise in inflammatory conditions such as cardiovascular disease, obesity and diabetes. Tune in as I walk us through the importance of reading food labels, what modified starches are, and better alternatives to seed oils.
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Fueling for Fitness with Kelsey Smith, MS, RDN, LD
This week, Kelsey Smith - performance dietitian - and I sit down and chat fueling intentionally for fitness. Covering prior to exercise, during and after, this is an episode jam packed with information for all of us out there trying to intentionally fuel our bodies throughout exercise and recovery. Is there a protein threshold? Are carbs or protein better for exercise? What about preworkout? We cover it all in this episode!
Kelsey is a Registered Dietitian and Metabolic Efficiency Training Specialist. Kelsey is a self proclaimed “foodie,” and originally wanted to be a chef. She’s always been an athlete, starting as a competitive gymnast for eight years, then competing as a D1 track and cross country athlete in college. With a background in nutrition and psychology, Kelsey approaches nutrition with an understanding of the complexity between food and behavior. She views food as freedom: freedom from chronic disease, freedom to enjoy activity, and freedom from guilt. She enjoys working with clients to help them discover how food can unlock not only their health potential, but also help them lead satisfying, full lives.
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It's Fall Break!
Taking a pause to enjoy the change of seasons as we dive in to Fall here in Nashville. Stay tuned as we pick up our Diet Debunking series next week with an all new episode.
So much of what I hear on nutrition seems to take so much time! But with Katy, her suggestions are easy to implement. Her personal tone and openness to sharing about herself makes this podcast a great listen!
An awesome resource!
Katy is very informative and personal. Listening feels like I’m talking with her in my living room over a cup of tea. She is highly professional but makes complex topics easy to understand and implement. Well done!