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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 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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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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