PODCAST: Skinny Fat: Nutrition And Exercise Strategies To Build Muscle

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Today we are answering following question from a listener:

“Can you give me some advice on being skinny fat? I’m 5’7” in my late 30s and weigh 115 to 120 pounds. I went through your Paleo Rehab program and have some HPA axis dysregulation as well as high estrogen and low progesterone and testosterone. I tend toward orthorexia and can easily go down to about 1,200 calories a day when I’m not tracking.

Here’s where I need help: Even though I’m thin, I have no muscle and I’m very fat and flabby with increasing cellulite on my quads and thighs. I just can’t seem to burn fat and build muscle. What’s the best macro ratio for this? I’m about 15 to 20 percent protein and 40 to 60 percent fat and carbs currently. Would a higher protein and lower fat help burn fat and build muscle?I currently walk, do yoga,

PODCAST: Staying Lean In Our Modern Food Environment With Dr. Stephan Guyenet

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Today we are thrilled to be interviewing Dr. Stephan Guyenet!

Dr. Stephan Guyenet is an obesity researcher and health writer whose work ties together multiple fields of science to offer explanations and solutions for our global weight problem.

He received a B.S. in biochemistry at the University of Virginia and a Ph.D. in neurobiology at the University of Washington.

He’s the author of the popular health website StephanGuyenet.com, formerly called Whole Health Source, and he is a frequent lecturer on topics of obesity, metabolism, and diet history.

The classic prescription for weight loss and maintenance is based on the basic principles of eating less calories and moving our bodies more. Seems simple, right? But we know that in reality there is more to the equation.

Dr. Stephan Guyenet is here to explain the science behind how the brain’s influence on hunger and satiety can affect even our best of intentions for healthy eating and weight loss.

PODCAST: “The Secret Life Of Fat” With Dr. Sylvia Tara

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Today we are excited to be interviewing Dr. Sylvia Tara!

Dr. Sylvia Tara is the author of the book The Secret Life of Fat. Dr. Tara holds a Ph.D. in Biochemistry from the University of California at San Diego and an MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. She was a consultant with McKinsey & Company and has worked with the world’s largest biotechnology companies. She lives in the Los Angeles area.

When we think about body fat, the first thing that usually comes to mind is the areas of our bodies that we would like to shrink and how difficult it can be to do so. But did you know that body fat is much more than a storage site that contains evidence of eating too much and exercising too little?  This episode is a must for anyone open to a new understanding and appreciation of fat and the differing proportions of it on people’s bodies.

PODCAST: Factors That Can Prevent Weight Loss

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Today we are answering following question from a listener:

“Hello, and thanks for the great show on your approach to weight loss. I found it extremely valuable. On a related note, I was wondering if you could do a show discussing plateaus or problems reaching one’s goals. I have implemented the advice you give, but I’m not seeing any results. I’m going for a similar moderate weight loss as discussed on the weight loss episode, maybe about 15 pounds or so. I’m 5’1” and currently at about 125 pounds. For a few weeks I’ve been eating about 1,850 calories per day and my weight hasn’t changed one way or the other. What would you think are some potential issues that might be causing the problem? I’m okay if weight loss doesn’t happen, but I’m wondering if it’s a sign that there’s something I need to pay attention to just for the sake of my health.”

While we provided a strategy on how to begin working towards healthy weight loss in episode 91,

PODCAST: Recovering From Autoimmune Disease With Eileen Laird

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Today we are excited to be interviewing Eileen Laird!

Eileen Laird is a writer, podcast host, and autoimmune warrior who manages rheumatoid arthritis with the help of the autoimmune paleo diet and lifestyle. She’s the author of the book, A Simple Guide to the Paleo Autoimmune Protocol and the editor of the popular Paleo AIP Instant Pot E-Cookbook. Her popular blog, Phoenix Helix, receives over 1.5 million unique visitors annually. There, she features recipes, research, and personal stories about the autoimmune experience. She also hosts the Phoenix Helix Podcast, the first paleo podcast to focus 100% on autoimmune health. You can find her at PhoenixHelix.com.

Today’s podcast provides to those with autoimmune disease hope and inspiration to live an empowered life. Eileen shares her journey of reclaiming her life from rheumatoid arthritis by combining diet and lifestyle changes with conventional medicine.

Listen as we discuss with Eileen her personal experience with the autoimmune paleo diet and what she finds to be the biggest mistake people make when starting.

PODCAST: How To Test For Gut Dysbiosis

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Today we are answering following question from a listener:

“I’m looking for some guidance with a gut issue I’ve been experiencing. I already know from listening to your show that I need to stop treating the symptoms and get to the root of the issue. I’m just wondering what specific tests I should ask my doctor to order and what the names are. Every month I get inflammation in my intestines. It’s tender when I press on my lower belly. I can tell things aren’t digesting correctly from my stool and I eat low FODMAP when this comes up and it clears eventually and then we’re back to the same issue. My doctor mentioned an antibiotic blast as a treatment. Is this a smart thing to try? Blasting my gut with antibiotics sounds intrusive and I worry about the good bacteria being destroyed.”

Digestive problems are hard enough to deal with,

PODCAST: How The Pill Affects Your Thyroid Health With Dr. Jolene Brighten

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Today we are super excited to be interviewing Dr. Jolene Brighten!

Dr. Jolene Brighten is a Functional Medicine Naturopathic Doctor, herbalist, bestselling author, speaker, and mother. Dr. Brighten earned her doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine from the National College of Natural Medicine. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Nutrition Science and completed graduate coursework in molecular nutrition at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo.

Dr. Brighten is renowned women’s hormone and autoimmune disease expert who takes a root cause approach to help women reverse disease and fall back in love with their life. She supports women struggling with hormonal imbalances including adrenal and thyroid, autoimmune conditions and digestive disorders.

In her patient centered practice, Dr. Brighten thrives on navigating the space between conventional and alternative medicine, all while working with patients to help them achieve optimum balance, health, and happiness.

The birth control pill is so commonplace in our society that not many of us think too much about it when prescribed.

PODCAST: Body Positivity And Food Freedom With Sarah Vance

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Today we are thrilled to be interviewing Sarah Vance!

Sarah Vance is a body image and self-worth coach, host of the Reclaiming You Podcast, and creator of the life changing Breaking Boundaries program. She specializes in helping women all over the world let go of diet dogma, body hate, perfection and all or nothing thinking so they can step into the badass woman within feeling worthy, confident, loved, free, and enough in whatever body they have. Grab your taste of freedom with “5 Mindshifts to Embrace Your Body and Have Food Freedom” at SarahVance.com.

The body positivity movement is gaining momentum in our society that assigns value to a person based on appearance and where thinness is the ideal. Sarah Vance has gone through the process of freeing herself from a life fighting against her body and now empowers others as well to live in the freedom of body acceptance.

PODCAST: Low Hemoglobin: Potential Causes And Dietary Treatment

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Today we are answering following question from a listener:

“I recently found out I have low-ish hemoglobin within normal values but on the low end. I talked with my doctor and it’s probably due to my rather heavy periods. I already eat a moderate amount of red meat, apparently it is the best source. Can I safely increase my consumption of red meat or would it be better to take iron supplements?”

When finding low hemoglobin levels, generally the first line of defense is to reach for an iron supplement. But did you know that there are other factors beyond iron deficiency that can contribute to low hemoglobin?

Today we’ll be discussing various factors that can contribute to low hemoglobin and sharing how to increase your intake of iron from food when iron deficiency is the true culprit.  We also delve into the safety of red meat consumption and share which foods and nutrients affect the absorption of iron.

PODCAST: Factors That Affect Meal Timing And Frequency

Thanks for joining us for episode 107 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:

“What are your thoughts on meal timing and the number of meals in a day? What factors should be taken into account? Do you recommend going according to your hunger or having some sort of a basic structure or plan?”

There are those of us who thrive on sticking to three meals a day and those that feel the need to graze throughout the day. How do we know how often we should really be eating? It turns out there are many factors that influence meal timing and frequency for each of us.

Today we clear up the confusion so you can determine how often you should be eating and figure out meal timing strategies that work for your lifestyle. Just some of what you’ll learn are reasons why you may need to eat more or less frequently than the typical three times per day,