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Real Food Radio is your source for nutrition, health and lifestyle topics explored through an integrative and functional medicine lens. Join Registered Dietitian’s Ayla Barmmer and Nicole Holovach each episode for practical information about how to support your health naturally and live a life you love.
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Real Food Radio Episode 024: Male Fertility with Dr. Michael Roizen

Welcome to Real Food Radio! This week Nicole and I interview Dr. Michael Roizen of the Cleveland Clinic. We discuss the importance of walnuts in a healthy diet and how they can affect male fertility, including sperm health and sperm quality.  Also discussed in Episode 24… Nourish Your Fertility (pilot program registration now open!) Male fertility Dr. Michael Roizen Cleveland Clinic Chief Wellness Officer Walnuts Omega 3s Alpha-linolenic acid- ALA California Walnut Association Walnuts and heart health Sperm health Sperm quality Sperm and unsaturated fatty acids Mice studies and walnuts Walnut preparation Fertility and fish Toxins in food supply Fertility and the four 4 p’s Thermal receipts Moosewood Cookbook by Mollie Katzen Mollie’s favorite walnut recipes…

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Real Food Radio Episode 023: Plastics, Pesticides, Pollution, Personal Care Products and Your Health

Welcome to Real Food Radio! This week Nicole and I discuss  plastics, pesticides, pollution, and personal care products and how they could be affecting your health. We refer to these categories as the 4 P’s and offer simple tips for making changes to minimize exposure to these toxins.  Also discussed in Episode 23… Environmental estrogens & toxins Aim for easy swaps Plastic BPA Avoid heating plastic Swap for using glass, steel, mason jars Pesticides Organic & the dirty dozen Frozen produce Buying local & in season Pollution Toxins in scented products Geranium in laundry Personal Care Products Skindeep Database Parabens & Phthalates DIY products Antiperspirants Soapwalla Primal Pit Paste Milk of Magnesium Environmental Working Group…

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Real Food Radio Episode 022: Why You Need to Know Your Body Composition

Welcome to Real Food Radio! This week Nicole and I discuss body composition and the Inbody 570.  Also discussed in Episode 22… New York State Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Conference in Lake Placid Body composition Inbody 570 Measuring your body composition is crucial to health goals Scale weight versus body composition Basal metabolic rate Not eating enough Percentage of body fat BMI Hypothalamic Amenorrhea Skeletal muscle mass Visceral fat Body water Healthy and sustainable  weight loss Stressors Benefits of measuring body composition   Disclaimer: Nothing in this podcast should be taken as medical advice. Useful Links… Body  Composition testing at Boston Functional Nutrition  Body Composition testing at Whole Health RD Nourish You Fertility on Facebook Boston…

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Real Food Radio Episode 021: Alternatives to Antacids

Welcome to Real Food Radio! This week Nicole and I discuss the prevalence of acid reflux, antacids and protein pump prohibitors, and natural ways to combat too much or too little acid for healthy digestion. Also discussed in Episode 21… Acid reflux Alternative treatments to antacids PPIs- Protein Pump Inhibitors Reasons for reflux Hypochlorhydria Signs & symptoms Long term antacid use Root cause of reflux Natural recommendations for helping with reflux Over hydrating Chewing & breathing while eating   Disclaimer: Nothing in this podcast should be taken as medical advice. Useful Links… Nourish You Fertility on Facebook Boston Functional Nutrition on Facebook Whole Health RD Whole Health RD on Facebook Music Credit: www.bensound.com You can find…

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Real Food Radio Episode 020: Nourish Your Fertility

Welcome to Real Food Radio! This week Nicole and I discuss the launch of our special project and Facebook group: Nourish Your Fertility. Also discussed in Episode 20… Ayla & Nicole catch up Vitamin D lamp Ayla’s hired a new dietitian! Fertility nutrition Facebook support group- Nourish Your Fertility Ayla & Nicole’s fertility nutrition stories Endometriosis Estrogenic foods How nutrition affects fertility Undereating Basal metabolic rate Body fat Full fat dairy Walter Willet Cooking fats 3 Favorites fats for hormonal health- coconut oil,grass fed butter, olive oil The men Oxidative stress General lifestyle factors & fertility   Disclaimer: Nothing in this podcast should be taken as medical advice. Useful Links… Nourish You Fertility on Facebook…

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Real Food Radio Episode 019:Body Kindness with Rebecca Scritchfield

Welcome to Real Food Radio! This week Nicole and I speak with Rebecca Scritchfield, author of Body Kindness: Transform your health from the inside out- and never say diet again. Also discussed in Episode 19… Body Kindness: Transform Your Health from the Inside Out–and Never Say Diet Again Origins of the book Diet culture Post postpartum body acceptance Body positivity movement Better to acknowledge true feelings Feelings do not define you Healthism What matters to you as a practitioner? Fertility Diet changes for therapeutic reasons Framing of food guidance Integrative functional medicine approach Thought bullies BMI Biggest Loser Study Body reset Accountability Rules & regulations Does this create a better life? Aha moments Whole 30…

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Real Food Radio Episode 018:Prepping for Weight Loss

Welcome to Real Food Radio! This week Nicole and I disucss prepping for weight loss. In this episode, we discuss ways to prepare yourself for losing weight, and how to set yourself up for success. We specifically look at stress, sleep, schedules, tools and kitchen staples and how simple adjustments and planning can help weight loss  be more manageable. Also discussed in Episode 18… Chris Masterjohn Weight loss preparations Physiology of stress Stress hormones Fight or Flight Physiological stressors versus life stress Balance Mindfulness Sleep hygiene Screens at night Yoga Nidra Amy Weintraub Meal planning & cooking Schedules Planning Ruhlman’s Twenty  The Flavor Bible Kitchen tools Grace Brinton Instapots Modifying recipes to fit into your…

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Real Food Radio Episode 017:Body Image & Disordered Eating

Welcome to Real Food Radio! This week Nicole and I speak with Michaela Ballman, a Registered Dietitian, nutrition consultant, podcast host, and blogger In this episode, we discuss disordered eating, diet mentality, food relationships, prevalence of eating disorders, orthorexia, and moving towards having a  positive body image and healthy relationships with food and  yourself. About : Michaela Ballmann MS RD CLT Michaela Ballmann  is enthusiastic about guilt-free eating, whole person care, and nourishing food. Her main interest is in helping people to love food, their bodies, and themselves. With advanced training in Integrative and Functional Nutrition, Michaela takes a wholistic approach to health and well being. Coupled with her certification as a LEAP Therapist, Michaela…

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Real Food Radio Episode 016: The Impact of Stress

Welcome to Real Food Radio! This week Nicole is on assignment, so I invited Mary Wingo, Ph.D to the show for an interview about stress and the impact stress has on the human body.  Dr. Mary Wingo is an ex-pat living in Ecuador,  recently publishing the book The Impact of the Human Stress Response. In this episode, we discuss what stress is, the effects of stress on physiological health, causes of stress, and solutions for reducing stress and improving adaptation. About Dr. Mary Wingo: Mary Wingo was born in the United States where she earned a Ph.D. in human stress research from The University of North Texas. in 2014, She emigrated to Ecuador, a tiny…

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Real Food Radio Episode 015: Supporting Your Microbiome

Welcome to Real Food Radio! This week Nicole is on assignment, so I invited Ryan Whitcomb to the show for an interview about the Microbiome and probiotics.  Ryan is a registered dietitian and owner of Gut RXN Nutrition, which specializes in treating individuals with food sensitivities relating to chronic inflammation. In this episode, we discuss keeping your Microbiome balanced, how the Microbiome affects your health, and how to find the best probiotic supplements for your body. Also discussed in Episode 15… Ryan Whitcomb- RD, CDN, CLT Link to Ayla & Ryan’s podcast on supplements Gut RXN Nutrition The Microbiome, probiotics and health Definition of the Microbiome Microbes are everywhere! Each person has a unique Microbiome…

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