24 episodes

Welcome to the Freely Rooted podcast! Joining you are your hosts Kori Meloy + Fallon Lee. We are passionate about helping women reclaim their metabolisms, restore their youthful vitality, & rediscover God’s original design for motherhood + wellness.

Health & nutrition have become too dogmatic and complicated. After putting our own chronic diseases & autoimmune conditions into remission without restrictive diets or medication, we set out to help others simplify wellness by getting back to the roots of our biological rhythms while encouraging you to live freely along the way.

The Freely Rooted Podcast Kori Meloy and Fallon Lee

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.9 • 786 Ratings

Welcome to the Freely Rooted podcast! Joining you are your hosts Kori Meloy + Fallon Lee. We are passionate about helping women reclaim their metabolisms, restore their youthful vitality, & rediscover God’s original design for motherhood + wellness.

Health & nutrition have become too dogmatic and complicated. After putting our own chronic diseases & autoimmune conditions into remission without restrictive diets or medication, we set out to help others simplify wellness by getting back to the roots of our biological rhythms while encouraging you to live freely along the way.

    24. Misunderstandings of the "Pro-Metabolic" Approach

    24. Misunderstandings of the "Pro-Metabolic" Approach

    If learning about the pro-metabolic approach to food and wellness has left you feeling overwhelmed, you are not alone.  As this lifestyle has grown in popularity, we have seen a number of misconceptions emerge about what the pro-metabolic approach actually is.  In this episode, we break down some of the most common missteps we see and offer an alternative point of view that emphasizes individual self-experimentation and reconnecting with your body.  We want to help you see how simple and beautiful your metabolic healing journey can be!

    Join us as we discuss the following:


    Why the pro-metabolic approach is not black and white
    What factors might draw us to hard and fast rules around food
    Taking radical responsibility for your unique health journey
    The problem with taking health advice too far and ignoring your individual physiology
    Weight when switching to a metabolically supportive way of eating: when you might need to gain, when you might need to lose, and how to know if you’re gaining too much too quickly
    The surprising truth about pursuing expansion in the body over restriction
    Checking our perception of what a woman’s body “should” look like
    Practical tips to implement if you feel you are gaining weight too quickly
    Why it’s important to use your own discernment when learning from “experts”
    Giving yourself grace to unlearn, relearn, and make mistakes in your healing journey
    Moving beyond physical root cause and examining emotional and spiritual influences



    Resources mentioned:

    Episode with Michale Chatham: The Big Picture of Tongue Ties

    Episode with Josh and Jeanne Rubin: Has Your Pursuit of Health Become Unhealthy?

    Dr. Ray Peat

    Awaken Your Bow classes

    Our episode on Kitty Blomfield’s podcast: How the fitness industry has lied about realistic weight and body fat goals with Fallon & Kori

    Watch @TheStrongMermaid’s “Fertile” highlight on Instagram

    Dr. Layne Norton

    Danny Roddy

    Addressing Trauma on Your Healing Journey with @Samantha.Naturally

    You Can Heal Your Life by Louise L. Hay

    Connect with us:

    Kori Meloy | Instagram | Freely Rooted Course

    Fallon Lee | Instagram | Fallon’s Table

    Looking for more?  Watch this episode on YouTube + visit the blog for full show notes and transcript.

    The information presented in this episode does not constitute medical advice. It is for educational and inspirational purposes only.

    • 1 hr 20 min
    23. A Handmade Home in a Quick Fix World | Lisa Bass of Farmhouse on Boone

    23. A Handmade Home in a Quick Fix World | Lisa Bass of Farmhouse on Boone

    Lisa Bass from Farmhouse on Boone is an aficionado on all things home - scratch recipes, DIY projects, and everything handmade, all from the comfort of her 1960's farmhouse. Lisa, her husband, and their 7 kids live on seven beautiful acres where they homeschool, homestead, and even run their family business. Lisa and her husband make their income entirely from their online presence and continue to bless us all with sourdough recipes, craft projects, and quaint farmhouse living. Lisa truly does it all, from sewing to blogging and everything in between, and she is an inspiration to the rest of us to start curating a handmade home, no matter what your space looks like! Join us as we sit down & discuss the following: Where to start making the most with what you have How Lisa’s wellness journey has evolved Top 3 things to start making at home Where to start with a garden What to look for in a homestead property Lisa walks us through her homestead Raising children on a homestead Mapping out the beginnings of a homestead What does Lisa feed her animals and why? Tips for yielding more cream from a milking cow Nontoxic approach to lawn care & bug exposure Time & home management How does Lisa “do it all”? Tips for finding balance & ease at home How to get started making sourdough! *Not medical advice. This podcast & episode are for inspirational + educational purposes only* Use the code FREELYROOTED for $15 off a Force of Nature purchase Ancestral blend beet burger recipe Where to find Lisa: Lisa's Instagram Lisa's Website Simple Farmhouse Life Podcast Lisa's YouTube Channel Where to find us: Kori's Instagram Fallon's Instagram Restore your metabolism: Freely Rooted Fallon's Table Our FREE downloads: Restore Your Metabolism: Free 5 Step Guide Metabolic Foods Guide

    • 48 min
    22. Regenerative Agriculture, Food Sourcing, and Grocery Budgets | Ashley & Sarah Armstrong the Strong Sistas

    22. Regenerative Agriculture, Food Sourcing, and Grocery Budgets | Ashley & Sarah Armstrong the Strong Sistas

    Ashley & Sarah Armstrong are sisters and first generation farmers at Angel Acres. They are passionate about nose-to-tail eating, regenerative agriculture, metabolic health & minerals, and sustainability. They have shared their raw & honest journeys healing from autoimmune disease, amenorrhea, toxic mold, and more over the years. After trying IIFYM, plant-based, keto, & carnivore, they find themselves at their most balanced, resilient, & nourished place with a pursuit of metabolic health & mineral balance. 

    Join us as we sit down & discuss the following:


    Ashley & Sarah's journeys with stress, exercise, dieting, & amenorrhea
    Their road to healing & how their perspective of health has shifted
    Healing from toxic mold
    The sister's Angel Acres farm & first-generation farming experience
    How their view of honoring the environment has changed their dietary approach
    What IS regenerative agriculture and why should we care?
    The importance of cattle in healing the land
    The long-term consequences of mono-cropping and conventional farming methods
    How cattle are the best answer to food security 
    Why nose-to-tail eating is important and how it can help with your budget
    Where to start looking for a local, regenerative farm
    Why "organic" may matter less than we think and what questions to ask your farmer
    What questions to ask your local farmer about raw milk and other animal product production
    Best brand alternatives to raw milk
    How we can repurpose and stretch our own food to save money
    Why you should consider starting a worm farm
    Their biggest "splurge" food 
    Food is a worthwhile investment and tallow is magic
    How we can reframe the way we think about our budget
    What the Armstrong Sisters have planned for their future resources

    *Not medical advice. This podcast & episode are for inspirational + educational purposes only* 

    Where to find Ashley & Sarah:

    The Armstrong Sisters' Instagram

    Angel Acres' Instagram

    Armstrong Sisters' Website

    Ashley & Sarah's YouTube

    The Carnivore Code Cookbook

    Links mentioned:

    Eat Wild

    Rodale Institute

    Dutch Meadows

    Cream Separation Video

    Where to find us:

    Kori's Instagram

    Fallon's Instagram

    Restore your metabolism:

    Freely Rooted

    Fallon's Table

    Our FREE downloads:

    Restore Your Metabolism: Free 5 Step Guide

    Metabolic Foods Guide

    • 1 hr 17 min
    21. Biological Infant Sleep: Reclaiming Intuitive Motherhood | Taylor Kulik

    21. Biological Infant Sleep: Reclaiming Intuitive Motherhood | Taylor Kulik

    Taylor Kulik started educating & supporting mothers from around the world about biological infant sleep and responsive parenting after her own journey with her first child. When her daughter was an infant and became increasingly more difficult to place into a crib for daytime or nighttime sleep, Taylor found herself between 1 or 2 options: sleep training (since that seems to be the only answer from the internet, friends, family, or professionals), or accidentally falling asleep herself while trying to nurse her daughter back to sleep. As a healthcare professional, Taylor had heard every fear-based message in the book about the "dangers" of co-sleeping, but once she realized that this was the most instinctual way to sleep with her baby, she expanded her research and realized that much more people were co-sleeping around the world than what she previously believed. Since then, Taylor's mission has been to offer safe co-sleeping information to mothers that they are often withheld from healthcare professionals. We invited Taylor on the podcast to dismantle sleep myths & sleep taboos, and offer what often is the missing piece in our motherhood journey that can optimize the entire family's sleep at night, while honoring biological needs & healthy attachment.

    Join us as we sit down & discuss the following:


    Our culture's obsession with infant sleep
    Our experiences with a more biological approach to sleep
    How the sleep training industry created a "problem," and then sold us a "solution"
    Sleeping through the night is not a rite of passage
    Your body is enough
    Setting yourself up for realistic expectations
    How to support mothers
    Factors that go into baby's sleep
    Allowing dependence is how you facilitate independence
    Is our system set up to support mothers & babies?
    The implications of the lack of a village
    Addressing the foundation of biological needs
    An honest talk about "mom shaming"
    What is bedsharing?
    Biologically normal infant sleep patterns
    How to support sleep for both mom & baby

    *Not medical advice. This podcast & episode are for inspirational + educational purposes only*

    Use code FREELYROOTED30 for 30% off your first order from Purity Coffee

    Where to find Taylor:

    Taylor's Instagram

    Taylor's Podcast

    Taylor's Website & Courses

    Where to find us:

    Kori's Instagram

    Fallon's Instagram

    Restore your metabolism:

    Freely Rooted

    Fallon's Table

    Our FREE downloads:

    Restore Your Metabolism: Free 5 Step Guide

    Metabolic Foods Guide

    • 1 hr 14 min
    20. Body Image, Diet Culture, and Female Athletics | Bethany Hamilton

    20. Body Image, Diet Culture, and Female Athletics | Bethany Hamilton

    Bethany Hamilton is a professional surfer who was born & raised in Hawai'i, and she resides there now with her husband and three sons. After losing her entire left arm in a shark attack as a young teenager, Bethany shocked the world by not only continuing her surf career, but taking down world champions along the way. Outside of her surf career, Bethany developed a passion for health in her teenage years, and that has evolved over time through her own personal wellness journey, which has included diving into the world of metabolic health & healing! 

    Join us as we sit down & discuss the following:


    Bethany's story & health journey
    Bethany's intro to metabolic health
    Diet culture & food fear
    Body image & comparison
    Body consciousness in athletics
    How athletes can succumb to under-eating
    The outside doesn't always reflect internal health
    Simply eating enough can radicalize your energy levels
    How Bethany's wellness has transformed after focusing on her metabolism
    Eating organic, real food wasn't enough for Bethany- she needed bioavailable nutrition
    Nutrients should come from food first
    Healing is a constant journey
    Being grateful for your body now while covering yourself with grace
    How Bethany is more resilient now than ever

    *Not medical advice. This podcast & episode are for inspirational + educational purposes only*

    Get 15% off your first order from Araza with code FREELYROOTED

    Where to find Bethany:

    Bethany's Instagram

    Unstoppable Documentary

    Ohana Mother-Daughter Mentorships

    Where to find us:

    Kori's Instagram

    Fallon's Instagram

    Restore your metabolism:

    Freely Rooted

    Fallon's Table

    Our FREE downloads:

    Restore Your Metabolism: Free 5 Step Guide

    Metabolic Foods Guide

    • 47 min
    19. Acne, Aging, & Healing Your Skin | Emma Sgourakis

    19. Acne, Aging, & Healing Your Skin | Emma Sgourakis

    Emma Sgourakis is a certified nutritionist who has been in practice for over 15 years. We like to think of her as the Aussie trailblazer in all things Ray Peat-inspired nutrition. Emma and our friend Kitty Blomfield founded the company Saturée, which is an Australian-based pro-metabolic supplement & skincare company. In honor of the long-awaited release of their skincare products, we brought Emma on to ask her how our skin tells the story of our inner health. She ended up giving us a skin health 101 mini course, and you might need to listen to this episode more than once to soak it all in! Join us as we sit down & discuss the following: How Emma found the world of metabolic health Your skin is not the "problem" Root cause of acne Your skin needs real vitamin A, cholesterol, & active thyroid hormone Using food as a building block for your skin Root cause of dry & cracked skin Root cause of melasma, age spots, & hyperpigmentation The positive or negative impact of topical skincare Respecting & honoring our skin's capabilities Cholesterol & youthful skin Simplifying your skincare routine What accelerates aging? Does skin get worse before it gets better? Estrogen dumps Supporting your body during skin flares - organic olivia liver juice How your bowel movements impact your skin Root cause of rosacea Staple skincare ingredients Essential oils in skincare *Not medical advice. This podcast & episode are for inspirational + educational purposes only* Resource Links: https://www.thenutritioncoach.com.au/endotoxin/skin-breakouts-broken-down-with-georgi-dinkov/ https://www.thenutritioncoach.com.au/anti-ageing/on-the-topic-of-topical-skincare-with-georgi-dinkov-and-dr-peat/ https://www.thenutritioncoach.com.au/anti-ageing/age-sweetly/ https://www.thenutritioncoach.com.au/anti-ageing/naringenin-inhibiting-inflammation-with-marmalade/ Where to find Emma: Emma's Instagram Emma's Website Saturée's Instagram Saturée's Website - code: FREELYROOTED Where to find us: Kori's Instagram Fallon's Instagram Restore your metabolism: Freely Rooted Fallon's Table Our FREE downloads: Restore Your Metabolism: Free 5 Step Guide Metabolic Foods Guide

    • 1 hr 4 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
786 Ratings

786 Ratings

Sonya HL ,

Life changing

This podcast opened the door for me to recognize my power as a female and listen to my intuition. Their content is so helpful for those of us confused by the mainstream feminine ideals regarding nutrition, exercise and simple home making. I feel better than ever after leaning into this world and my family is benefiting greatly from it!

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Life changing

This podcast is GOLD! I am so thankful to have stumbled upon the Freely Rooted podcast! Kori and Fallon are so real and down to earth and what they share is truly a gift!

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So thankful—life changing

This podcast fell into my lap one day in passing and my life has never been the same. Thank you so much for sharing this information and getting it out there—I am a new person and I am so confident that I can take control of my health.

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