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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 034: Managing Chronic Pain and Inflammation Naturally with Amber Gourley

Welcome to Real Food Radio! This week Nicole is on maternity leave, so I am interviewing Amber Gourley, a registered dietician. Amber and I discuss chronic pain and inflammation and how to manage these alignments through diet. Also discussed in Episode 34… Nourish Your Fertility Nourish Your Fertility Website Amber Gourley- The Disobedient Dietician Chronic pain and inflammation Lymes disease Fibromyalgia IBS The LEAP Diet and MRT The root causes The 4 main horsemen The gut Nutrition’s role Nutritional deficiencies Stress- cortisol Sleep Physical movement Vitamin D Color in your diet Tart cherry juice Lily Nicholas’s Tart Cherry Gummies Turmeric and Boswellia Amber’s private facebook groups Disclaimer: Nothing in this podcast should be taken as…

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Real Food Radio Episode 033: Learn to Love Veggies with Mary Purdy

Welcome to Real Food Radio! This week Nicole and I discuss how to incorporate more vegetables into your diet, new preparation techniques and how to learn to love veggies with Mary Purdy.  Mary is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) with a Masters in Clinical Nutrition (MS). Mary has 10+ years of professional nutrition experience: counseling 1-on-1, presenting at conferences, speaking to groups, and training other professionals. Mary is the author of Serving the Broccoli Gods: True Tales and Tips From a Nutritionist On A Quest and hosts the Mary’s Nutrition Show podcast. Also discussed in Episode 33… Nourish Your Fertility Nourish Your Fertility Website Mary Purdy’s website  Mary’s Nutrition Show  Serving The Broccoli Gods Why eat…

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Real Food Radio Episode 032: Toxins in Pregnancy

Welcome to Real Food Radio! This week Nicole is on assignment , so I am chatting with Lily Nichols about toxins and how to avoid them in preparation for and during pregnancy. Lily is a Registered Dietitian/Nutritionist, Certified Diabetes Educator, researcher, and author with a passion for evidence-based nutrition (especially prenatal nutrition). Also discussed in Episode 32… Nourish Your Fertility Nourish Your Fertility Website Pilates Nutritionist Real Food for Gestational Diabetes  Real Food for Pregnancy Cooking with aluminum  What are toxins? Plastics, parabens, pesticides, non-stick pan chemicals, fluoride, aluminum, mercury BPA & Phthalates Xenoestrogens- hormone disrupting compounds Personal care products Thermal paper Breastfeeding Avoid plastic containers & plastic wrap Ayla’s product guide Beautycounter  Environmental Working Group Pesticides Dirty…

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Real Food Radio Episode 031: The Essentials of Self Care

Welcome to Real Food Radio! This week Nicole and I discuss self care with Mia Joelsson. Mia is a licensed social worker with a practice in Maryland. Mia specializes in helping women and couples whom are experiencing a broad range of reproductive challenges, including life coaching services. Also discussed in Episode 31… Nourish Your Fertility Nourish Your Fertility Website Lighthouse Counseling & Coaching The self care industry Popularity of self care as response to busy lifestyles What is self care? Setting up your environment for success Putting yourself at the top of the priority list Conspicuous displays of self care Accountability Generations and self care Women/Men and self care Balance of self care When are…

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Real Food Radio Episode 030: What You Need To Know About Vitamin D

Welcome to Real Food Radio! This week Nicole and I discuss the world of Vitamin D and everything you need to know about Vitamin D’s role in the body, measuring Vitamin D, deficiency, and how to increase levels of Vitamin D. Also discussed in Episode 30… Nourish Your Fertility Nourish Your Fertility Website Vitamin D research Vitamin D is a hormone the body produces in response to the sun Every cell in the body has a vitamin D receptor Affect on immune system Why are my vitamin D levels low? Risk factors for deficiency Genetic polymorphism in BCMO1 gene snp Calcium Excess vitamin D Fat intake How to measure Vitamin D levels 25-Hydroxy Vitamin D Test…

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Real Food Radio Episode 029: Child Feeding Strategies

Welcome to Real Food Radio! This week Nicole is on assignment so I am interviewing pediatric dietitian Ashley Smith of Veggies and Virtue. Ashley and discuss strategies  for feeding children, proper seating and remedies for solving picky eating. Also discussed in Episode 29… Nourish Your Fertility Nourish Your Fertility Website Ashley Smith MPH, RD, LD of Veggies & Virtue Picky eating in children Genetic component The NO phase Nutrition gatekeeper Ellyn Stater Division of Responsibility  Food parenting styles The eating environment What, when, and where of eating Trust and control 7 Ways to Keep Your Child Seated Through Meals 90 degree angles of sitting Tripp Trapp Chairs Svan High Chairs Keekaroo Chairs Sugar & hyper activity Food…

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Real Food Radio Episode 028: Be Wary of Ketogenic Diets

Welcome to Real Food Radio! This week Nicole and I discuss the ever popular ketogenic diet. The ketogenic diet, or keto, is a high fat, low carbohydrate diet that has been shown to help with weight loss but is it really sustainable and good for long term health? Also discussed in Episode 28… Nourish Your Fertility Nourish Your Fertility Website What is a Ketogenic Diet? Transitioning body from using glucose as fuel to ketones as fuel Ketosis Blood sugar management Is Keto sustainable? Why isn’t your body dealing with carbohydrates appropriately? Improving the body’s ability to improve carb metabolism Healthier carbohydrate choices Nutrient density of diet Fat Sustainability of Keto Diet mentality Leptin Short term…

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Real Food Radio Episode 027: You’re Not Crazy: Thyroid Health Part 3

Welcome to Real Food Radio! This week Nicole and I complete our series about thyroid health  by focusing  on the other systems in the body and their effect on hormones and thyroid health. Also discussed in Episode 27… Nourish Your Fertility Nourish Your Fertility Website Thyroid hormone production Thyroid hormone uptake Other hormonal influencers Body systems and their influence on hormones Liver health Eating liver is good for your liver Blood sugar regulation External stressors Endocrine disrupting compounds Estrogen mimicking compounds Estrogen metabolite tests Dutch Complete Stress hormones Estrogen dominance The 4 P’s  Gut health DIM supplement- active compound in broccoli Disclaimer: Nothing in this podcast should be taken as medical advice. Useful Links… Body  Composition…

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Real Food Radio Episode 026: You’re Not Crazy: Thyroid Health Part 2

Welcome to Real Food Radio! This week Nicole and I follow up on our discussion about thyroid health , paying close attention to micronutrients and how vitamin and mineral production can affect your thyroid health. Also discussed in Episode 26… Nourish Your Fertility Nourish Your Fertility Website Sperti Vitamin D Lamp Micronutrients Vitamin D Fat soluble vitamins Vitamin A- Active form & Inactive form Converting plant based vitamin A (beta-carotone) into active form Vitamin D deficiency Vitamin E & estrogen Supplements Vitamin K Gut health Calcium & diet Thyroid production & thyroid uptake Magnesium, soil & dark chocolate Potassium & potatoes Iodine, selenium & sea vegetables Iron Processed and fortified foods Eat more potatoes, fruits, vegetables,…

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Real Food Radio Episode 025: You’re Not Crazy: Thyroid Health Part 1

Welcome to Real Food Radio! This week Nicole and I discuss thyroid health, and why your thyroid may still be under active even if you have been told it is behaving normally. Also discussed in Episode 25… Nourish Your Fertility Nourish Your Fertility Website Nicole’s vineyard Herbalisim for women course Thyroid health Thyroid health checklist from  Sarah Gottfried’s book, The Hormone Cure Difference between thyroid production and uptake Test beyond TSH, Free T3, Reserve T3, T4, Thyroid antibodies Basal body temperature Low thyroid symptoms Medication Normalizing thyroid function BMR- Basal Metabolic Rate Izabella Wentz- Thyroid Pharmacist Increase calories Protein and liver health Phase 1 and Phase 2 liver detoxification Low carb diets Fat sources  …

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