PODCAST: Why We’re Moving On From Podcasting

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Today’s podcast comes with a big announcement. This will be our last episode of The Ancestral RDs Podcast after over four years of recording.

Although we’ve decided to take an indefinite break from the podcast, we have much more planned for 2018!

We invite you to join our conversation today as we explain why we decided to take a break from the podcast and share the exciting projects we have in store as we move into new chapters of our businesses.

We’re very grateful for having the experience of bringing you the podcast. We’re especially grateful to our listeners and guests who have helped shape it into what it has become.

We’re hard at work bringing you fresh content in new ways and we hope you’ll continue to join us!

Here’s what Laura and Kelsey will be discussing in this episode:

  • [00:02:18] The reasons behind our decision to take a break from the podcast
  • [00:23:17] Things we’ve enjoyed most about the podcast and what the experience has taught us
  • [00:35:16] What we’re working on for 2018

TRANSCRIPT:

Laura: Hi everyone!

PODCAST: A Sustainable Approach To Macro Tracking With Emily Field

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Today we are excited to be interviewing Emily Field!

Emily Field is a real food dietitian who teaches women a balanced eating approach so they can finally break up with depriving diet behaviors and nonsense food rules for good. Through flexible dieting, and tracking macros, and tailoring nutrition around effective exercise, her clients are stronger, leaner, and more confident than ever before. They are typically enjoying more food and stressing less about their eating habits. You can learn more about Emily at EmilyFieldRD.com.

Tracking macros is an effective way to reach body composition goals. Oftentimes just thinking about strictly tracking everything you eat is just overwhelming, especially in social situations.

Emily Field joins us today to share a sustainable approach to tracking macros while cultivating healthy eating habits. With flexible dieting, Emily makes macro tracking a sustainable part of daily life that’s compatible with changing situations.

Join us to hear how tracking macros is a better approach than tracking calories,

PODCAST: Optimizing Diet And Lifestyle For Healthy Pregnancy With Ayla Barmmer

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Today we are thrilled to have Ayla Barmmer back with us!

Ayla Barmmer, formerly Withee, is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, CEO and owner of Boston Functional Nutrition, an integrative and functional nutrition practice based in Concord, Massachusetts. Her practice is known for its big picture approach which starts with a thorough whole person assessment and uses cutting edge research to help individuals create effective, meaningful change even with the most complex of cases.

Ayla’s primary specialty is women’s health with a special emphasis on fertility nutrition. Through simple tailored diet and lifestyle interventions she has helped 90 percent of the women she’s worked with conceive and go on to have healthy pregnancies. She is also the co-host of Real Food Radio which relays practical information about how to support your health naturally and live a life you love.

In addition to her nutrition work, Ayla is also a mom to her one year old son and enjoys biking and hiking with him and her husband.

PODCAST: Our Tips For Staying Healthy While Enjoying The Holidays

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It’s the time of year where holiday food and stress of the season can easily derail healthy eating and lifestyle habits. But going in to the season without setting intentions can actually be more of a challenge to a healthy enjoyment of the holidays than trying to stick to a diet while surrounded by holiday treats.

Today we invite you to take a little break from hustle and bustle and join us as we share our tips for staying healthy and minimizing stress over the holidays while still enjoying yourself. Listen and relax as we share what we have found to work best for ourselves and our clients.

Some of what we’ll be chatting about is how to navigate the sea of holiday food choices that can interrupt daily eating habits as well as tips for facing the challenge of turning down food offered at gatherings.

Most importantly,

PODCAST: Vegetable Oils: Is Total Avoidance Necessary?

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Today we are answering the following question from a listener:

“Hi Kelsey & Laura! I love your podcast and am so grateful for the wealth of knowledge you both share. I appreciated your breakdown of the myths surrounding sugar and I wondered if you could do a similar episode about vegetable oils. It’s thrown around that they are toxic in the same way sugar is called toxic and I wondered if there can be room for any vegetable oils within a healthy, real food diet, or if you recommend excluding them 100%?  I’m referring to grape seed, canola, sunflower, etc. rather than olive or coconut oil. Here are my two specific questions:

  1. Do variations like organic, expeller-pressed or first cold-pressed make vegetables oils like canola, safflower, sunflower, grapeseed healthier, or do those processes not make a difference? I’m not talking about olive or coconut oils here.
  2. I recently read Laura’s blog about how it’s possible to overdo it with the anti-inflammatories.

PODCAST: Genetic Variants and Your Health With Dr. Benjamin Lynch

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Today we are excited to be interviewing Dr. Benjamin Lynch!

Dr. Lynch is a Naturopathic Doctor who received his Cell and Molecular Biology degree from University of Washington and his ND from Bastyr University. His passion for identifying the cause of disease directed him towards nutrigenomics and methylation dysfunction.

Currently he researches, writes, and presents worldwide on the topic of MTHFR and methylation defects. You can learn more about Dr. Lynch and his work at www.DrBenLynch.com. Dr. Lynch is also the founder and president of www.SeekingHealth.com, a company oriented towards disease prevention and health promotion. He lives in Seattle, Washington with his wife and three boys.

The investigation of genetic variants that may contribute to health conditions is an increasingly popular topic of discussion, most notably MTHFR. With methylation support being a hot issue and the focus seemingly being heavy on supplementation, it may surprise you that this is not the best approach.

PODCAST: Elimination Diets: When And How To Use One

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Today we are answering following question from a listener:

“I would love for you to touch on the topic of elimination diets. I am seeking to heal from an autoimmune condition which has caused lichen planus, weight gain, and digestive problems. I’m using the AIP model for healing my gut and reintroducing foods, but I feel that it’s taking forever and I’m struggling to know how accurate my responses are to the new foods I’m reintroducing. I’ve struggled with eliminating foods and feeling restricted, especially in social situations. Thanks!”

Elimination diets are often used as a strategy to uncover foods that may be triggering symptoms when trying to heal from many health conditions. While elimination diets can be helpful for short term symptom management, they are not a long term solution and can actually cause more problems in the long run.

Join our conversation today as we share how we deal with elimination diets in our practices and provide you with a sustainable,

PODCAST: Changing The World Of Medicine With Chris Kresser

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Today we are thrilled to be interviewing Chris Kresser!

Chris Kresser is the CEO of The Kresser Institute, the co-director of The California Center For Functional Medicine, the creator of ChrisKresser.com, and the New York Times Best Selling author of The Paleo Cure. He’s known for his in-depth research uncovering myths and misconceptions in modern medicine and providing natural health solutions with proven results.

Chris was named one of the 100 Most Influential People in Health and Fitness by Greatest.com and his blog is one of the top ranked natural health websites in the world. He recently launched The Kresser Institute, an organization dedicated to reinventing healthcare and reversing chronic disease by training healthcare practitioners in functional and evolutionary medicine. Chris lives in Berkeley, California with his wife and his daughter.

Our nation’s current healthcare model is showing itself to be of no match against the epidemic of chronic disease affecting both individuals and society at large.

PODCAST: The Truth About Metabolic Damage And How To Fix It

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Today we are answering following question from a listener:

“Is it true that having a history of dieting can result in so-called metabolic damage? Can it mean you will then have a harder time losing weight or that your body tends to then try to maintain a higher weight? And if this is true, how should one go about healing the damage? I do have a history of dieting a few years and I have been at a higher weight after that – normal BMI, but on the higher end. I find it difficult to lose body fat even though years ago it seemed to happen relatively easily. I’ve been measuring my body temperature to track my fertility and there noticed my body temperature is rather low, about 96.6F° at the beginning of my cycle. Is that a sign that some sort of conservation mode or slowdown metabolism is going on?

PODCAST: Phytic Acid In Brown Rice: A Reason For Concern?

Thanks for joining us for episode 129 of The Ancestral RDs podcast. If you want to keep up with our podcasts, subscribe in iTunes and never miss an episode! Remember, please send us your question if you’d like us to answer it on the show.

Today we are answering following question from a listener:

“Laura and Kelsey, I love your podcast! A quick question: I follow a primarily Paleo/whole foods diet. Recently I added more carbohydrates to my diet, specifically in the form of rice to my evening meal. It has overall been a positive addition. My energy levels and sleep quality have improved and I’ve noticed less need for nighttime urination. Hooray! I was inspired after I heard about vasopressin from Chris Masterjohn on your show that he had a client who had a strong need to urinate at night.

For years before I learned about Paleo or ancestral eating patterns, I understood brown rice to be more nutritious than white rice and therefore would always choose brown over white rice. Can you share your understanding about which type of rice, brown or white, is beneficial for us to eat and why? Thanks for your response.”