28 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

    • Nutrition
    • 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

    Longevity in Health and Financial Performance with Former NFL player turned Financial Coach, Jed Collins

    Longevity in Health and Financial Performance with Former NFL player turned Financial Coach, Jed Collins

    Jedidiah "Jed" Collins is a former NFL Fullback turned Financial Coach (CFP). He has a new book out, "Your Money Vehicle" and speaks around the country about financial literacy and longevity.

    Today we talk about financial health and biohacking for longevity among athletes and how our two worlds collide more than you think!

    Learn more about Jed: https://jedidiahcollins.com/
    Follow Jed on Social Media @fullbackoffinance

    Follow ME on social @ashleyabesecker
    www.ashleybesecker.com

    • 42 min
    High Omega-3's without Eating Fish or Taking Pills

    High Omega-3's without Eating Fish or Taking Pills

    Recently, one of my athletes sent me Enhanced Recovery, an Omega-3 sports drink that sounded too good to be true. Well, it wasn't. I was so impressed that I made an entire podcast episode about it. This episode is with Matt Wingo, from Enhanced Recovery, and he tells me all about how they got cod from Norway into a berry-flavored ready to drink format that is sport certified. 

    www.ersportsdrink.com / discount code CRAVE

    Follow Me on all social media @ashleyabesecker
    www.ashleybesecker.com 

    • 49 min
    Lyme Disease and Functional Medicine

    Lyme Disease and Functional Medicine

    A dual podcast if you will, with Cindy Kennedy, a Board Certified Family Nurse Practitioner, and Functional Medicine provider, who also happens to have Lyme Disease. She has a podcast called "Living with Lyme" and this provider to provider discussion will also appear on her podcast!

    Cindy's Clinic (yes, Telemedicine too!): www.pursuewellness.us

    Follow Me on all social media @ashleyabesecker
    www.ashleybesecker.com

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Current Events with Kelsey Plum

    Current Events with Kelsey Plum

    In S1E25 of the podcast I talk with WNBA superstar (and local Seattle hero) Kelsey Plum about her recent Achilles injury and surgery, her nutrition and performance, what the WNBA Season in 2020 looks like with COVID, and things she's working on while off this season.

    Follow me! @ashleyabesecker

    If you're a professional athlete, agent, or conditioning coach and are looking to get a spot on my roster for you or your athlete, start here: www.ashleybesecker.com

    • 27 min
    How CBD Helps Maintain Optimal Health

    How CBD Helps Maintain Optimal Health

    A great scientific discussion on CBD, Terpenes, and how CBD actually gets extracted from the plant with Nurse Romy Campbell, co-owner of Viva Oils, a Colorado-based company focused on sublingual Hemp-derived CBD oils!

    Explore and purchase VivaOils here and use code CRAVEHEALTH for 10% off your purchase!

    Follow Viva Oils on Social @vivaoils 

    Follow Me! @ashleyabesecker

    • 57 min
    Black Lives Matter: what I am doing as a privileged white female

    Black Lives Matter: what I am doing as a privileged white female

    It's June 2020. This one is from the heart. I'm sitting in my car, and felt the need to say something publicly. I am working on my own education and journey, and maybe this will help to open up some conversations.

    Love to you all.

    Ashley

    Follow Me! @ashleyabesecker

    • 10 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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