33 episodes

Ashley Besecker is a registered dietitian nutritionist and expert in human biochemistry. She went on to specialize in functional medicine, nutritional genetics, and sports medicine and has completed degrees at Pepperdine University, Vanderbilt University, and Stanford University. She believes in using science with integrity, building trust with her players, and working smarter, in order to attain longevity in a professional athlete's career.

You can find more information about Ashley on her website, www.ashleybesecker.com

The Functional Performance Nutrition Podcast Ashley Besecker, RDN, CD

    • Health & Fitness
    • 5.0 • 12 Ratings

Ashley Besecker is a registered dietitian nutritionist and expert in human biochemistry. She went on to specialize in functional medicine, nutritional genetics, and sports medicine and has completed degrees at Pepperdine University, Vanderbilt University, and Stanford University. She believes in using science with integrity, building trust with her players, and working smarter, in order to attain longevity in a professional athlete's career.

You can find more information about Ashley on her website, www.ashleybesecker.com

    Fueling for Performance with Nneka Ogwumike

    Fueling for Performance with Nneka Ogwumike

    In this episode I talk with Nneka Ogwumike, WNBA superstar with the LA Sparks, about her work on nutrition and health and what that's done for her career so far and will do for her longevity.  www.ashleybesecker.com
    www.avotix.io
     
     

    • 18 min
    Permission to Enjoy Food

    Permission to Enjoy Food

    A "Walk & Talk" (Drive & Talk) episode from Ashley. Unscripted, unedited audio containing lots of pearls of wisdom. In this episode, it's Christmas Eve and you have permission to relax!
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    Instagram, Twitter, & TikTok @ashleyabesecker
     
     

    • 4 min
    Functional Performance Nutrition with Simone Manuel

    Functional Performance Nutrition with Simone Manuel

    Simone Manuel is an American professional swimmer specializing in freestyle. She's won two gold medals, two silver medals and a bronze medal. Simone became the first Black American woman to win an individual Olympic gold in swimming and set an Olympic and American Record.
    In this episode she talks with me about NFT's, the AVOTIX NFT Project, and what it's actually like working with a dietitian focused on Nutrigenetics and Genomics, and deep biochemistry and how its effected her own nutrition and longevity in her sport.
    For more information on the AVOTIX NFT Project visit ashleybesecker.com/nft

    • 15 min
    AVOTIX NFT Project

    AVOTIX NFT Project

    A one-of-a-kind NFT Project that acts as a raffle for real world personal nutrition services. Each NFT is a raffle ticket that enters you for a chance to win a year of personalized nutritional services with Ashley Besecker, RDN, CD. 
    Ashley is the personal nutritionist to Megan Rapinoe, Sue Bird, and more Professional Athletes and Olympians.
    Raffles will be ongoing and every NFT will continue to exist as a ticket for each drawing. Drawings are announced when Ashley has an open spot on her roster that comes available. 
    For more information visit https://www.ashleybesecker.com/nft
    Notes:
    - There will never be more than 2000 NFT Raffle Tickets that exist
    - Each NFT comes with Ashley's Ebook, "Health. Performance. Longevity"
    - Airdrops will occur with bonus content, access to Ashley, invite only Q&A sessions and more
    - If you're token is selected as a winner, activation to Ashley's roster will occur within 4 weeks
    - Winners do not pay anything additional for services

    • 10 min
    Training for Longevity and How to be a Good Sports Parent

    Training for Longevity and How to be a Good Sports Parent

    From David's Behind the Sports Story Episode description: Ashley Besecker RDN is the founder of Functional Performance Nutrition and is the nutritionist for athletes at the highest level of numerous professional sports. In this episode, Ashley talks to Dave about how she built such an impressive roster of professional clients, how to apply nutrigenetics & nutrigenomics to training, the interplay between mental and physical health as well how to be a good sports parent.

    • 50 min
    Nutrition and Longevity for the Tactical Athlete

    Nutrition and Longevity for the Tactical Athlete

    From Assuming Command: We spoke with Ashley about some steps tactical athletes can take to utilize the same information in their careers. Ashley highlighted the importance of training and maintaining your body to cope with the physical aspects of being a first responder. She also discussed the importance of having comprehensive labs drawn regularly. Even though we can’t all hire Ashley, she does have an ebook available on her website, www.ashleybesecker.com, that contains information on what labs to ask for, what supplements to take and how much, and macronutrient breakdowns. She also recommends tracking health markers using wearable technology to stay ahead of health issues that may be developing but not creating any current indicators.  

    • 36 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
12 Ratings

12 Ratings

Miriam Mom of two ,

Great dialogue and knowledgeable!

Ashley has a relatable down to earth personality and is very easy to listen to. I live in the Seattle area and found her via Sue Bird's episode. As a mom of two I have appreciated her digging in and asking about food culture in the home as the guests were being raised-it has helped me re think and examine the food culture in our home. I look forward to listening and enjoy following her on social media.

Cej76 ,

A great story-teller, based in scientific fact

Ashley is extremely knowledgeable in her field as well as an engaging storyteller. Whether she is speaking to us about technical or non-technical information, I'm all ears and excited to hear more. Worth a listen for anyone looking to expand their knowledge about sports nutrition.

AustinTH ,

Informative and entertaining!

Ashley does a great job and holds your attention on a very popular topic. From Sue bird to Rachael Rapinoe, these have been great!!

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