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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 038: Everything You’ve Ever Wanted to Know About Eczema with Christa Biegler, RD

  Welcome to Real Food Radio! This week Nicole interviews Christa Biegler, award-winning dietitian nutritionist, online educator, and host of The Less Stressed Life Podcast. Christa specializes in gut health and autoimmune conditions in private practice. Today, Christa walks us through her eczema journey and takes a deep dive into what it is, what the root causes are, and how to improve and reverse eczema. Resources Christa Biegler, RD www.christabiegler.com Less Stressed Nutrition www.LessStressedNutrition.com The Less Stressed Life Podcast www.lessstressedlife.com Body Composition testing at Boston Functional Nutrition Body Composition testing at Whole Health RD Nourish You Fertility on Facebook Boston Functional Nutrition on Facebook Whole Health RD Whole Health RD on Facebook Music Credit: www.bensound.com…

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Real Food Radio Episode 037: What Every Woman Needs to Know About Hormonal Birth Control

Today’s episode is all about hormonal birth control. Based on our experiences as both patients in the healthcare system and as practitioners, we’ve found that women are not being given full or accurate information about the risks of hormonal birth control use. Listen to this episode, get informed, and talk to your doctor if you have any questions or concerns. In this episode, we go over: How hormonal birth control works Natural period vs. withdrawal bleed Common myths about hormonal birth control Potential consequences and risk factors of long term hormonal birth control use How hormonal birth control impacts reproductive organs Hormonal birth control and gut health Nutrition implications of being on hormonal birth control…

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Real Food Radio Episode 036: How to Get The Most Nutrition Out of Your Food

Today’s episode is all about how to maximize the nutrition you’re getting from the foods you eat. We take a deep dive into things like bioavailability, soil quality, eating local, cooked vs raw foods, phytic acid, protein, and gut health. Resources Soil quality in your area: https://mrdata.usgs.gov/geochem/doc/averages/se/usa.html How to build a nourishing infusion: https://theherbalacademy.com/build-nutritive-tea/ Where to Find Ayla and Nicole Body Composition testing at Boston Functional Nutrition Body Composition testing at Whole Health RD 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 us on iTunes and on Stitcher – be sure to subscribe! Thanks for listening!

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Real Food Radio Episode 035: Poop – What’s Normal and…What’s Not

  Today’s episode is all about poop! We take a deep dive into what it means to have optimal digestion and healthy eliminations. Some of the topics we cover include: What is a normal, good poop? How frequently should you be eliminating? Why is it important to pay attention to your bowel movements? What role does fiber and roughage play in digestion? What does a normal poop look like? Red flags to look out for in your stool When are laxatives appropriate? What’s the best way to deal with constipation? How to improve digestion What’s a squatty potty? How does stress impact digestion? How does the microbiome relate to digestion and healthy elimination? Disclaimer: Nothing…

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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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