The Ancestral RDs Podcast http://theancestralrds.com Real Nutrition for Real People Thu, 20 Apr 2017 12:00:02 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.18 Join Registered Dietitians Laura Schoenfeld and Kelsey Marksteiner as they discuss hot topics in nutrition, fitness, and ancestral health. Learn how to optimize your diet and lifestyle, manage your stress, and enjoy vibrant wellbeing, without unnecessary restrictions or arbitrary food rules! Laura Schoenfeld and Kelsey Marksteiner no Laura Schoenfeld and Kelsey Marksteiner lauraschoenfeldrd@gmail.com lauraschoenfeldrd@gmail.com (Laura Schoenfeld and Kelsey Marksteiner) LK Nutrition With Laura Schoenfeld and Kelsey Marksteiner Health, nutrition, paleo, ancestral, diet, dietitian, real food The Ancestral RDs Podcast http://theancestralrds.com/wp-content/uploads/powerpress/CoverArt2.jpg http://theancestralrds.com TV-G Biweekly Episode 101: Fueling Athletic Performance With Dr. Marc Bubbs http://theancestralrds.com/2017/04/20/episode-101-fueling-athletic-performance-with-dr-marc-bubbs/ http://theancestralrds.com/2017/04/20/episode-101-fueling-athletic-performance-with-dr-marc-bubbs/#respond Thu, 20 Apr 2017 12:00:02 +0000 http://theancestralrds.com/?p=1223 http://theancestralrds.com/2017/04/20/episode-101-fueling-athletic-performance-with-dr-marc-bubbs/feed/ 0 ancestral diet,athlete,carbohydrates,diet,Dr. Marc Bubbs,elite,exercise,intermittent fasting,meal timing,micronutrients,naturopathy,nutrition Thanks for joining us for episode 101 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. - Thanks for joining us for episode 101 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 super excited to be interviewing Dr. Marc Bubbs! Dr. Marc Bubbs is a board-certified Naturopathic Doctor, Author, Speaker, Director of Nutrition for the Canadian Men’s National Basketball Team, and Strength Coach. He’s been working with athletes, active people, and those striving to improve their health for over a decade and is passionate that diet, exercise, and lifestyle are the most important tools for improving your overall health, body composition, and performance. He’s the author of the Paleo Project: The 21st Century Guide To Looking Leaner, Getting Stronger, and Living Longer, a regular contributor to Breaking Muscle, PaleoDiet.com, and Healthier Talks, as well as the nutrition advisory board member for Strong Magazine. He regularly presents at health, fitness, and medical conferences across North America and Europe, consults with the NBA, NHL, and MLB teams, and sees patients in downtown Toronto. If you’ve tuned in to our podcast for any length of time, you know that one diet certainly does not fit all. When it comes to nutrition to fuel and recover from exercise though, it’s common for many to follow generalized recommendations whether a weekend warrior or an elite athlete. You won’t want to miss a minute of today’s conversation as Dr. Marc Bubbs shares insight into maximizing athletic performance using a personalized, real food diet. Just some of what you’ll hear about is meal timing, carbohydrate intake, crucial nutrients for athletes and where to find them in food, and tools you can implement to aid in recovery after exercise. Here are some of the questions we discussed with Dr. Marc Bubbs: What made you interested in naturopathy and nutrition? How do you find that the athlete population is a little bit different from working with some of your other types of patients? Can you tell us your opinion on carbs for athletes and for the general public? How can somebody determine what their goals are? What is the benefit to eating carbohydrates around exercise? Depending on the type of exercise, how much carbohydrate should people try to start with before or after exercise? Do you have a general meal timing strategy? What is your opinion about intermittent fasting for athletes? Are there types of intermittent fasting that work a little bit better between weekend warriors and elite athletes? Are there super important nutrients that an elite athlete or the weekend warrior should focus on? Where are those nutrients found in food? Where do you stand on supplements such as BCAAs or protein powders? What factors play into how well somebody is going to recover from exercise? What types of tools can people can use to recover and how do they impact recovery? Links Discussed: This episode is sponsored by Maty's Healthy Products DrBubbs.com DrBubbs.com/14days (Free 2-Week Kick-Start Plan) PaleoProjectBook.com Follow @DrBubbs - Twitter, Instagram, Facebook TRANSCRIPT:  Kelsey: Hi everyone! Welcome to episode 101 of The Ancestral RDs podcast. I’m Kelsey Kinney and with me as always is my cohost Laura Schoenfeld. Laura: Hi everyone! Kelsey: We are Registered Dietitians with a passion for ancestral health, real food nutrition, and sharing evidence-based guidance that combines science with common sense. You can find me at www.KelseyKinney.com, and Laura at www.LauraSchoenfeldRD.com. We’ve got a great guest on our show today who’s going share his insight into maximizing athletic performance on an ancestral real food diet. We’re so happy he’s joining us and we think you’ll enjoy this episode. Laura: If you’re enjoying the show, remember to subscribe on iTunes so that way you never miss an episode. Laura Schoenfeld and Kelsey Marksteiner no 57:39 Episode 100: 100th Episode Celebration http://theancestralrds.com/2017/04/13/episode-100-100th-episode-celebration/ http://theancestralrds.com/2017/04/13/episode-100-100th-episode-celebration/#comments Thu, 13 Apr 2017 12:00:10 +0000 http://theancestralrds.com/?p=1213 http://theancestralrds.com/2017/04/13/episode-100-100th-episode-celebration/feed/ 2 blog,boundaries,business,client population,criticism,personal development,podcast,professional development,relationships,vulnerability Thanks for joining us for episode 100 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. - Thanks for joining us for episode 100 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. It’s the 100th episode of the Ancestral RDs podcast! Today we have a special show in honor of our 100th. We’re very happy to celebrate with you by sharing stories of how our podcast and businesses have evolved since the first episode. Join us for a laid back show where you can get to know more about us and our experiences.  As we recount the trials and triumphs during the last 100 episodes, you'll hear what we've learned and how it has impacted us professionally and personally. We're thrilled to have you with us as we journey to the 200th! Here's what Laura and Kelsey will be discussing in this episode: How Laura and Kelsey's perception of criticism and how they react to it has changed The importance of the practitioner/client relationship in the experience and outcome for both Experiences that helped to inform which client population Laura and Kelsey choose to serve How learning to set boundaries in business has carried over into personal life How running a business has been the best lesson in personal development The pressure in the health field to live up to images of perfection Balancing the professional and personal side of the blogs Experience with sharing personal stories and struggles Links Discussed: This episode is sponsored by Maty's Healthy Products TRANSCRIPT:  Laura: Hi everyone! Welcome to episode 100 of The Ancestral RDs podcast. I’m Laura Schoenfeld and with me as always is my cohost Kelsey Kinney. Kelsey: Hey everyone! Laura: If you don’t know us, we’re Registered Dietitians with a passion for ancestral health, real food nutrition, and sharing evidence-based guidance that combines science with common sense. You can find me, Laura, at www.LauraSchoenfeldRD.com and Kelsey at www.KelseyKinney.com. This is a special episode in honor of our 100th show. We’ll be sharing how our nutrition philosophy, businesses, and even our podcast have changed since we first started in 2013. We are so thrilled that you have been enjoying our show for 100 episodes and we can’t wait to share many, many more with you! Kelsey: If you’re enjoying the show, subscribe on iTunes so that you never miss an episode. While you’re there, leave us a positive review so that others can discover the show as well! And remember, we want to answer your question, so head over to TheAncestralRDs.com to submit a health-related question that we can answer on an upcoming show. Laura: Before we get into our interview, here’s a quick word from our sponsor: Today’s podcast is sponsored by Maty’s Healthy Products. Maty’s started simply as a mom determined to help her daughter heal and turned into an amazing company that makes all natural and organic cough syrups, vapor rubs, and now even an Acid Indigestion Relief product. Maty’s All Natural Acid Indigestion Relief works quickly to relieve heartburn and indigestion while promoting healthy stomach acid levels. It aids digestion and promotes your body’s natural healing abilities. Made with whole food ingredients you know and recognize like apple cider vinegar, ginger, honey, and turmeric, Maty’s All Natural Acid Indigestion Relief is safe and drug free. Maty’s natural and organic remedies have powerful healing properties to support your body and improve your health. Try them today by visiting Maty’sHealthyProducts.com. You can also find Maty’s at Walmart, CVS, Target, Rite Aid, and a grocery near you. Laura:We’re back everybody and this is going to be a show that if you’re listening to get nutrition information, you should probably turn it off because we’re not going to be doing any sort of nutrition Q&As or anything today. This is really going to be more of a where are we now kind of episode. Laura Schoenfeld and Kelsey Marksteiner no 1:09:52 Episode 99: The Ethics of The Dietary Guidelines And Food Politics In America With Adele Hite http://theancestralrds.com/2017/04/06/episode-99-the-ethics-of-the-dietary-guidelines-and-food-politics-in-america-with-adele-hite/ http://theancestralrds.com/2017/04/06/episode-99-the-ethics-of-the-dietary-guidelines-and-food-politics-in-america-with-adele-hite/#comments Thu, 06 Apr 2017 12:00:16 +0000 http://theancestralrds.com/?p=1201 http://theancestralrds.com/2017/04/06/episode-99-the-ethics-of-the-dietary-guidelines-and-food-politics-in-america-with-adele-hite/feed/ 1 Adele Hite,ancestral health,diet,Dietary Guidelines,disease,ethics,nutrition,obesity,policy,public health,registered dietitian,research Thanks for joining us for episode 99 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. - Thanks for joining us for episode 99 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 excited to be interviewing Adele Hite ! Adele Hite is a Ph.D. candidate in communication, rhetoric, and digital media at North Carolina State University, as well as a Registered Dietitian with a master’s in public health nutrition. Her work encompasses the rhetorical and cultural studies of food politics, nutrition science, and public health; science-based policy controversy; and the ethics of dietary guidance. Information abounds about what foods to eat and not eat in what we learn from conventional nutrition experts. But did you ever wonder what the basis is for this dietary guidance that forms people’s views about food and America’s public health policy? Adele Hite joins us today to discuss what she's learned throughout her research and experience about the effects of the Dietary Guidelines and food politics. Adele also shares insight into the state of nutrition knowledge and what the future holds for the Dietary Guidelines and public health policy. Here are some of the questions we discussed with Adele: What got you interested in studying the Dietary Guidelines? What’s your perspective on whether or not people are actually are following the Dietary Guidelines? Do you think that the Dietary Guidelines are having an actual damaging effect in real-time, or do you feel like it’s mostly the overall changes in the food environment that have led people to eat a different way? You say that there are many oversimplified narratives about nutrition, health, and “the obesity crisis” that deserve more critical examination. What are some of those narratives that you find to be the most pervasive? Do you think that there is a theory that explains the bulk of what causes obesity? If not, why is it so hard to figure out what’s causing it? What’s your opinion about the state of nutrition knowledge? What have you learned in the last several years of doing this deep dive research that either surprised you, was unexpected, or ended up actually changing your personal beliefs? What is your experience been as a dietitian who is not supportive of the Dietary Guidelines as they currently stand? Do you have any advice for listeners who don’t know how to blend their dissension with their career? What is your hope for the future of the Dietary Guidelines and public health policy in general? Links Discussed: This episode is sponsored by Maty's Healthy Products Find Adele online at Eathropology.com Roger Williams' Biochemical Individuality TRANSCRIPT:  Laura: Hi everyone. Welcome to episode 99 of The Ancestral RDs podcast. I’m Laura Schoenfeld and with me as always is my cohost Kelsey Kinney. Kelsey: Hey everyone! Laura: If you don’t know us, we’re Registered Dietitians with a passion for ancestral health, real food nutrition, and sharing evidence-based guidance that combine science with common sense. You can find me at www.LauraSchoenfeldRD.com and Kelsey at www.KelseyKinney.com. We have an awesome guest on our show today who is going to be sharing her research about the ethics of the Dietary Guidelines and the food politics rhetoric that drives our nation’s food choices. I’m so happy she’s joining us. She’s a friend of mine and I think you’re really going to enjoy this episode. Kelsey: If you’re enjoying the show, subscribe on iTunes so that you never miss an episode. While you’re there, leave us a positive review so that others can discover the show as well! And remember, we want to answer your question, so head over to theancestralrds.com to submit a health-related question that we can answer or suggest a guest that you’d love for us to interview on an upcoming show. Laura: Before we get into our interview, Laura Schoenfeld and Kelsey Marksteiner no 1:05:55 Episode 98: Naturally Boosting Your Immune System To Prevent Colds And Flu http://theancestralrds.com/2017/03/30/episode-98-naturally-boosting-your-immune-system-to-prevent-colds-and-flu/ http://theancestralrds.com/2017/03/30/episode-98-naturally-boosting-your-immune-system-to-prevent-colds-and-flu/#respond Thu, 30 Mar 2017 12:00:15 +0000 http://theancestralrds.com/?p=1189 http://theancestralrds.com/2017/03/30/episode-98-naturally-boosting-your-immune-system-to-prevent-colds-and-flu/feed/ 0 allicin,chicken broth,chicken soup,cold,flu,garlic,ginger,honey,immune system,licorice,liver,microbiome Thanks for joining us for episode 98 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. - Thanks for joining us for episode 98 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 ar... Laura Schoenfeld and Kelsey Marksteiner no 59:32 Episode 97: “Wired To Eat” With Robb Wolf http://theancestralrds.com/2017/03/23/episode-97-wired-to-eat-with-robb-wolf/ http://theancestralrds.com/2017/03/23/episode-97-wired-to-eat-with-robb-wolf/#comments Thu, 23 Mar 2017 12:00:29 +0000 http://theancestralrds.com/?p=1173 http://theancestralrds.com/2017/03/23/episode-97-wired-to-eat-with-robb-wolf/feed/ 4 appetite,body image,community,Cross Fit,hyper palatability,neuroregulation,palate fatigue,paleo,relationship with food,relationships,Robb Wolf,social connection Thanks for joining us for episode 97 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. - Thanks for joining us for episode 97 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 thrilled to be interviewing Robb Wolf! Robb Wolf is a former research biochemist, health expert, and author of the New York Times bestseller The Paleo Solution and has written the eagerly anticipated Wired To Eat. He has been a review editor for the Journal of Nutrition and Metabolism and Journal of Evolutionary Health; serves on the board of directors of Specialty Health medical clinic in Reno, Nevada; and is a consultant for the Naval Special Warfare Resilience Program. Robb is also a former California State powerlifting champion and holds the rank of blue belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. He lives in Reno, Nevada with his wife Nicki, and daughters Zoe and Sagan. We constantly hear the advice that we must eat less and move more, but our attempt usually leads us to fall short of reaching our health goals.  Tune in today to hear Robb Wolf's eye opening explanation about why this hasn't proven to be an effective strategy. Join us as Robb shares the compelling reasons why he wrote his new book Wired To Eat. Robb explains how our genetic disposition to eat more and move less combined with our modern environment and engineered foods is a force fighting against our attempts to achieve our health goals. Robb also shares his controversial opinion on our desire to create a healthy relationship with food and why social connection and community are vital to our health. You won’t want to miss a minute of our discussion! Here are some of the questions we discussed with Robb: What made you feel like you needed to write another book after the The Paleo Solution? Can you tell our listeners about the theory of hyper palatability and the neuroregulation of appetite, and how they can use this information in a practical way? How do you feel like this theory can apply to people that are doing more of a Paleo/primal type diet? Can you share a little bit about what your perspective is on the topic of a healthy relationship with food and how that plays into the neurobiology factor? Why did you focus so heavily on community and relationships instead of just food in your book? How important do you think it is? Links Discussed: This episode is sponsored by Maty's Healthy Products Robb's new book Wired To Eat is now available! Find Robb at www.RobbWolf.com TRANSCRIPT:  Laura: Hi everyone. Welcome episode 97 of The Ancestral RDs Podcast. I’m Laura Schoenfeld and with me as always is my cohost Kelsey Kinney. Kelsey: Hey guys. Laura: If you don’t know us, we’re Registered Dietitians with a passion for ancestral health, real food nutrition, and sharing evidence based guidance that combines science with common sense. You can find me, Laura, at LauraSchoenfledRD.com, and Kelsey over at KelseyKinney.com. We have a great guest on our show today who is going to be telling all about his brand new book on how humans are wired to eat. We’re really excited that he’s joining us and we think that you’ll enjoy this episode. If you are enjoying the show, subscribe on iTunes so that you never miss an episode. While you’re over in iTunes, leave us a positive review so that others can discover the show as well. Remember, we do want to answer your questions on the show. Head on over to TheAncestralRDs.com to submit a health related question that we can answer, or suggest another guest that you’d love for us to interview on an upcoming show. Before we get into our interview, here’s a quick word from our sponsor: Today’s podcast is sponsored by Maty’s Healthy Products. Maty’s started simply as a mom determined to help her daughter heal and turned into an amazing company that makes all natural and organic cough syrups, vapor rubs, Laura Schoenfeld and Kelsey Marksteiner no 1:01:59 Episode 96: Stress Management And Ancestral Connection with Kendall Kendrick http://theancestralrds.com/2017/03/16/episode-96-stress-management-and-ancestral-connection-with-kendall-kendrick/ http://theancestralrds.com/2017/03/16/episode-96-stress-management-and-ancestral-connection-with-kendall-kendrick/#respond Thu, 16 Mar 2017 12:00:58 +0000 http://theancestralrds.com/?p=1164 http://theancestralrds.com/2017/03/16/episode-96-stress-management-and-ancestral-connection-with-kendall-kendrick/feed/ 0 addiction,ancestors,ancestral health,community,Kendall Kendrick,mindfulness,motivation,nutrition,primal balance,self-care,self-love,stress Thanks for joining us for episode 96 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. - Thanks for joining us for episode 96 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 very happy to be interviewing Kendall Kendrick. Kendall Kendrick is a motivational speaker and Nutritional Therapy Practitioner specializing in stress management through ancestral health.She uses her experience and education to teach others how to live a stress managed life through ancestral connection, nutrition, lifestyle, mindfulness, and empowerment. Kendall’s other passions include working with recovering addicts using a holistic approach to sobriety and bringing mindfulness programs into inner city schools with at risk youth in her community. We know stress is a part of life, but neither powering though stress nor shying away from having a full life are effective ways to manage it. So then how can we manage stress in our modern lives? Kendall Kendrick knows firsthand the effects of unmanaged stress after it nearly took her life. Today Kendall shares her story being given a second chance at life and her journey from self-medicating to self-care and sustainable stress management practices. You won’t want to miss today’s discussion filled with motivation, practical tips, and insight into how to manage stress through ancestral connection, self-care, mindfulness. Here are some of the questions we discussed with Kendall: How did you get into the field of stress management? How do you view an ancestral lifestyle and diet fitting into your idea of stress management? Are the chronic conditions that we face today mostly related to poorly managed stress and then the diet and lifestyle that’s not the same as our ancestors? Are there other big problems that you see come up as a result of unmanaged stress? What can somebody do to help control their stress level? What are your favorite techniques? When you sit down to write up a self-care plan, how do you determine how much is necessary? What does that plan end up looking like? Links Discussed: This episode is sponsored by Maty's Healthy Products Find Kendall at primal-balance.com Tune into to Kendall's weekly podcast, Born Primal: Conversations With The Ancestral Health Community TRANSCRIPT:  Kelsey: Welcome to episode 96 of The Ancestral RDs Podcast. I’m Kelsey Kinney and with me as always is my cohost Laura Schoenfeld. Laura: Hi everybody. Kelsey: We are Registered Dietitians with a passion for ancestral health, real food nutrition, and sharing evidence based guidance that combines science with common sense. You can find me at KelseyKinney.com and Laura at LauraSchoenfeldrd.com. We have a great guest on our show today who is going to share her insight into how to manage stress through ancestral connection, mindfulness, and empowerment. We’re so glad she’s joining us and we think you’ll really enjoy this episode. Laura: And if you’re enjoying the show, you can subscribe on iTunes so that way you never miss an episode. And while you’re in there leave us a positive review so that other people can discover the show as well. And remember we do want to answer your questions, so head on over to TheAncestralRDs.com to submit a health related question that we can answer or if you have a guest suggestion that you’d love for us to interview on an upcoming show. Kelsey: Before we get into our interview, here’s a quick word from our sponsor: Today’s podcast is sponsored by Maty’s Healthy Products. Maty’s started simply as a mom determined to help her daughter heal and turned into an amazing company that makes all natural and organic cough syrups, vapor rubs, and now even an acid indigestion relief product. Maty’s All Natural Acid Indigestion Relief works quickly to relieve heartburn and indigestion while promoting healthy stomach acid levels. Laura Schoenfeld and Kelsey Marksteiner no 49:12 Episode 95: Developing Consistency In Your Diet And Lifestyle With Kevin Michael Geary http://theancestralrds.com/2017/03/09/episode-95-developing-consistency-in-your-diet-and-lifestyle-with-kevin-michael-geary/ http://theancestralrds.com/2017/03/09/episode-95-developing-consistency-in-your-diet-and-lifestyle-with-kevin-michael-geary/#respond Thu, 09 Mar 2017 13:00:51 +0000 http://theancestralrds.com/?p=1150 http://theancestralrds.com/2017/03/09/episode-95-developing-consistency-in-your-diet-and-lifestyle-with-kevin-michael-geary/feed/ 0 consistency,cravings,Decode Your Cravings,diet,exercise,fitness,food,fulfillment,goals,habits,Kevin Michael Geary,lifestyle Thanks for joining us for episode 95 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. - Thanks for joining us for episode 95 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 w... Laura Schoenfeld and Kelsey Marksteiner no 1:00:19 Episode 94: Combining Biohacking And Ancestral Living with Ben Greenfield http://theancestralrds.com/2017/03/02/episode-94-combining-biohacking-and-ancestral-living-with-ben-greenfield/ http://theancestralrds.com/2017/03/02/episode-94-combining-biohacking-and-ancestral-living-with-ben-greenfield/#comments Thu, 02 Mar 2017 13:00:43 +0000 http://theancestralrds.com/?p=1137 http://theancestralrds.com/2017/03/02/episode-94-combining-biohacking-and-ancestral-living-with-ben-greenfield/feed/ 1 ancestral health,Ben Greenfield,biohacking,diet,earthing,electrical pollution,EMF,exercise,fitness,grounding,health,infrared Thanks for joining us for episode 94 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. - Thanks for joining us for episode 94 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 thrilled to be interviewing Ben Greenfield! Ben Greenfield is a biohacker, human body and brain performance coach, ex bodybuilder, Ironman triathlete, obstacle course racer, anti-aging consultant, speaker, and author of the New York Times bestseller Beyond Training: Mastering Endurance, Health, & Life. In 2008, Ben was voted as NSCA’s Personal Trainer of the Year and in 2013 and 2014 was named by Greatist as one of the Top 100 Most Influential People in Health and Fitness. Ben’s blogs and podcasts at BenGreenfieldFitness.com and resides in Spokane, Washington with his wife and twin boys. Are you curious about biohacking but aren’t really sure what’s involved? Techniques for health related biohacks that empower people to approach health through a lens of experimentation are increasing. But many of us first want to know what biohacking really is before diving in. Today Ben Greenfield shares his entertaining and informative take on biohacking. Join us as Ben defines what biohacking is while sharing with his personal experience of combining ancestral health with the modern science of biohacking in his daily life. You’ll even learn practical techniques that will empower you to biohack your own health today! Here are some of the questions we discussed with Ben: How did you get into the business side of the health and fitness and nutrition world? Can you describe what you’re general approach to diet is? Can you define if there’s a standard definition of biohacking, or what you perceive as biohacking? If we were going to talk about some techniques for biohacking for someone who’s never done it before and doesn’t have a lot of time or money to be spending, what would be a technique that isn’t really expensive or just crazy? What biohacks have made the biggest difference for you and where would you suggest people start? Is there anything from a diet perspective that you feel is a biohacking type of approach? Have you ever seen any issues that can come from excessive biohacking techniques? Links Discussed: This episode is sponsored by Pure Indian Foods Find Ben at BenGreenfieldFitness.com Check out Ben's book, Beyond Training: Mastering Endurance, Health, & Life TRANSCRIPT:  Laura: Hey everyone. Welcome to episode 94 of The Ancestral RDs podcast. I’m Laura Schoenfeld and with me as always today is Kelsey Kinney. Kelsey: Hey guys. Laura: Kelsey, how are you doing this week? Kelsey: Pretty good. I’m just kind of moving along with everything and just working on product creation mode, all that good stuff, which is like I talked about last time, it can be a little draining but I’m trying to hone everything else in my life down a notch so that I kind of have the mental energy to put into content creation. Laura: Are you doing the program 100% by yourself? Kelsey: Pretty much. I have some designers helping me a little bit of course to make everything look good and I have an assistant who is kind of helping me curate some content to go in there. But all the writing pretty much except for a couple pieces I’ve been doing, which is for me the hardest part. I don’t consider myself a great writer. Not that I’m not a great writer, but it just takes me a long time to... Laura: It’s not for you. Kelsey: Yeah, it’s not easy. That just takes me a lot of time and is kind of the most frustrating piece of it. As much as I’d love to hire someone to do all of the writing, I feel like that’s a little bit dishonest. But I’ve had some help with the writing piece of it and kind of getting the major points across well. And then I’ve done probably I’d say 90% of all the writing that’s in there, so that’s a lot for me. Laura Schoenfeld and Kelsey Marksteiner no 57:07 Episode 93: The Ins And Outs Of Intermittent Fasting http://theancestralrds.com/2017/02/27/episode-93-the-ins-and-outs-of-intermittent-fasting/ http://theancestralrds.com/2017/02/27/episode-93-the-ins-and-outs-of-intermittent-fasting/#respond Mon, 27 Feb 2017 15:15:56 +0000 http://theancestralrds.com/?p=1126 http://theancestralrds.com/2017/02/27/episode-93-the-ins-and-outs-of-intermittent-fasting/feed/ 0 autophagy,calorie restriction,calories,disordered eating,fasting,fat loss,hormones,HPA axis dysregulation,intermittent fasting,longevity,metabolic flexibility,paleo Thanks for joining us for episode 93 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. - Thanks for joining us for episode 93 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 the following question from a listener: “What do you think about intermittent fasting or other fasts? I’ve heard they can be contraindicated for women especially. If one wants to try fasting, what signs should they look for to know if it’s having a negative effect? Is there a way to fast that would provide benefits but minimize risks? It seems there are potentially real benefits to fasting.” Intermittent fasting has become a popular topic. We hear about the great benefits to health, but we also hear about the drawbacks and cautions against it. And with so many different fasting plans, it’s as confusing as it is intriguing. If you’re curious about intermittent fasting but don’t know where to begin to make sense of it all, you'll want to listen today! Tune in today as we talk everything fasting. Just some of what we’ll be discussing is the different methods of fasting, the benefits and drawbacks, and how to know if fasting appropriate for you. We’ll even be sharing tips on how to experiment with intermittent fasting to find a way that works for you. Here's what Laura and Kelsey will be discussing in this episode: Evolutionary theory behind the Paleo community’s promotion of intermittent fasting Explanation of different fasting methods Autophagy as a benefit associated with fasting Benefits of intermittent fasting on fat loss and metabolic function The importance of tracking your calories during feeding periods when intermittent fasting How the benefits of intermittent fasting can be obtained from caloric restriction How those who are overweight can have more benefits and less negative effects associated with intermittent fasting than normal weight people How women experience more negative effects from fasting than men Why choosing the right time to fast is key Why those with a history of eating disorder or a bad relationship with food should rethink intermittent fasting Common symptoms associated with negative effects of fasting Examples of illness that would benefit from fasting and illnesses that fasting would be detrimental Links Discussed: This episode is sponsored by Pure Indian Foods Laura's "5 Physical And Spiritual Health Lessons From My Daniel Fast" Article about the potential pros and cons of intermittent fasting TRANSCRIPT: Kelsey: Hi everyone. Welcome to episode 93 of The Ancestral RDs. I’m Kelsey Kinney and with me as always is Laura Schoenfeld. Laura: Hey, everybody. Kelsey: How are you doing today, Laura? Laura: Much better now that I’ve had steak for breakfast and dinner the night before. Kelsey: Sounds great. I’m sure that helps. Laura: Yes. It’s interesting, this episode is going to publish weeks after this happens. If anyone had been following me on Instagram or if they read my blog at all, they’ll have seen that I was doing a vegan fast as part of a spiritual fast with my church. I say vegan because it’s something called the “Daniel Fast” which is basically designed based on some different sections of the Book of Daniel, which is why it makes sense calling it the “Daniel Fast.” Basically there’s two different sections where the prophet Daniel abstains from food, either pleasurable food animal food. They kind of combined that into a single fast. The animal food thing was about the availability of kosher animals products which they didn’t have available to them. Being Jews they said they’d rather not eat any animal products rather than eat something that’s not kosher. Then the second one was really just more fasting from pleasurable and enjoyable food and just subsisting on plain and simple food for three weeks. Kelsey: Mm hmm. Laura Schoenfeld and Kelsey Marksteiner no 1:17:36 Episode 92: Sustainable Fitness with Noelle Tarr http://theancestralrds.com/2017/02/16/episode-92-sustainable-fitness-with-noelle-tarr/ http://theancestralrds.com/2017/02/16/episode-92-sustainable-fitness-with-noelle-tarr/#respond Thu, 16 Feb 2017 13:00:14 +0000 http://theancestralrds.com/?p=1112 http://theancestralrds.com/2017/02/16/episode-92-sustainable-fitness-with-noelle-tarr/feed/ 0 body image,crossfit,exercise,fitness,functional movement,kettlebell,modification,motivation,movement,Noelle Tarr,Paleo diet,routine Thanks for joining us for episode 92 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. - Thanks for joining us for episode 92 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 w... Laura Schoenfeld and Kelsey Marksteiner no 1:02:11 Episode 91: A Practical Strategy For Safe And Sustainable Weight Loss http://theancestralrds.com/2017/02/09/episode-91-a-practical-strategy-for-safe-and-sustainable-weight-loss/ http://theancestralrds.com/2017/02/09/episode-91-a-practical-strategy-for-safe-and-sustainable-weight-loss/#comments Thu, 09 Feb 2017 13:00:52 +0000 http://theancestralrds.com/?p=1102 http://theancestralrds.com/2017/02/09/episode-91-a-practical-strategy-for-safe-and-sustainable-weight-loss/feed/ 1 amenorrhea,BMI,body composition,calorie deficit,calories,diet,metabolism,muscle,protein,under eating,weight loss,weight maintenance Thanks for joining us for episode 91 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. - Thanks for joining us for episode 91 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 ar... Laura Schoenfeld and Kelsey Marksteiner no 1:04:58 Episode 90: Guidelines For Gut Health http://theancestralrds.com/2017/02/02/episode-90-guidelines-for-gut-health/ http://theancestralrds.com/2017/02/02/episode-90-guidelines-for-gut-health/#respond Thu, 02 Feb 2017 13:00:48 +0000 http://theancestralrds.com/?p=1088 http://theancestralrds.com/2017/02/02/episode-90-guidelines-for-gut-health/feed/ 0 antibiotics,antimicrobials,bacteria,digestion,dysbiosis,fodmap,gut health,gut infections,H.Pylori,leaky gut,Paleo diet,prebiotics Thanks for joining us for episode 90 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. - Thanks for joining us for episode 90 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 the following question from a listener: “Could you give some ideas about the best things one can do to help with leaky gut and dysbiosis? If you don’t have access to a functional medicine practitioner or knowledgeable RD, what things could you do on your own to compliment conventional treatment, or simply the most effective things once could implement to support optimal gut health and take care of a sensitive gut? Simply put, what are the things you think make the most difference to gut health and what practical steps are there for those who already eat a Paleo style whole foods diet and know the big things like diet, sleep, and stress management? I hear so many supplements and tips that are supposed to be good for your gut, but if you had to choose the best ones, which ones have the best value while still being practical in terms of cost, safety, and availability for most people?” It can be difficult to navigate through the sea of recommendations for digestive concerns. Whether dealing with a gut condition or trying to support gut health, wouldn’t it be great to have insight into the most practical and effective steps to take? Today is the day you’ve been waiting for! Join us as we share the top ways to address gut health. Some of what we are discussing are the importance of identifying gut infections and the most effective ways to treat dysbiosis and help the gut heal. You’ll also learn about Kelsey’s upcoming gut health program that provides much needed guidance on the journey of healing the gut. Here's what Laura and Kelsey will be discussing in this episode: Why testing for gut infections and dysbiosis is the most important and cost effective step towards gut health The potential long term effects of not treating a gut infection How over reliance on some popular Paleo diet foods can worsen digestive conditions How a low FODMAP or elimination diet may relieve digestive symptoms in the short term Why diet is not a treatment for gut infections The use of antimicrobials and antibiotics for the treatment of gut infections like SIBO The use of prebiotics in a gut dysbiosis treatment protocol How supporting digestion can prevent reoccurrence of gut infections The role of stress in digestive disease A practical and effective stress relieving exercise to help enhance digestion Highlights of Kelsey’s upcoming "Build Your Biome" gut health program and how you can find out more information Links Discussed: This episode is sponsored by Pure Indian Foods Find out more information about Kelsey's upcoming "Build Your Biome" program and sign up for the waitlist! TRANSCRIPT: Kelsey: Hi everyone. Welcome to episode 90 of The Ancestral RDs podcast. I’m Kelsey Kinney and with me as always is Laura Schoenfeld. Laura: Hey everybody. Kelsey: I hear you’re a little sick, Laura. How are you feeling today? Laura: Yes. I’m feeling better than I was over the weekend, but still kind of stuffy, and a little brain foggy, and just ready be done with this. I was mentioning before we got on the call that for whatever reason I’ve gotten sick a lot more in the last year than usual and I think a big part of that has just been all of the many layers of stress that have come into my life in the last couple months. Kelsey: Mm hmm. Laura: Business stuff, and planning a wedding, and all the traveling to see my fiancé. I think my body is just a little less resilient to this kind of thing. I think this was a reaction to how busy we were over the holidays, which I don’t know if that’s going to be normal from now on. I think I learned this time that instead of jumping straight back in to a 50 hour work week right after that, Laura Schoenfeld and Kelsey Marksteiner no 1:11:50 Episode 89: Dietary Supplements: How To Know If They’re Effective And Safe http://theancestralrds.com/2017/01/26/episode-89-dietary-supplements-how-to-know-if-theyre-effective-and-safe/ http://theancestralrds.com/2017/01/26/episode-89-dietary-supplements-how-to-know-if-theyre-effective-and-safe/#respond Thu, 26 Jan 2017 13:00:50 +0000 http://theancestralrds.com/?p=1078 http://theancestralrds.com/2017/01/26/episode-89-dietary-supplements-how-to-know-if-theyre-effective-and-safe/feed/ 0 absorption,digestion,efficacy,heavy metals,herbs,leaky gut,minerals,NSF,nutrient deficiencies,nutrients,safety,SIBO Thanks for joining us for episode 89 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. - Thanks for joining us for episode 89 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 the following question from a listener: “How can you know if you’re absorbing vitamins, minerals, and supplements, especially if there is leaky gut or SIBO? I have heard that normal blood levels don't necessarily mean the nutrients are getting into your cells and exerting an effect. I don't want to spend money on supplements my body isn't absorbing, and if blood levels don't give that information, how can we know? With so much fraud in the supplement industry, how can we know which brands of supplements contain what they claim, and even more are free of dangerous heavy metals that could just make things worse?” With the vast amount of supplements on the market, it seems like there is a supplement for every health concern. But with little oversight in the supplement industry, it can be overwhelming to figure out which ones actually deliver what they claim. On top of that, we are left to wonder if our bodies are actually absorbing them. So how can you be sure what you buy is effective, and most importantly, safe? Today we are diving into the topic of supplementation so you can come away with insight into determining if a supplement is right for you. Packed with much needed information and tips, just some of what we’re discussing in the podcast includes factors that affect absorption and utilization of supplements, types of products with a greater risk of heavy metal contamination, and ways to investigate the quality of a supplement. Here's what Laura and Kelsey will be discussing in this episode: Factors that affect how you absorb supplements Nutrients that can affect the absorption and utilization of other nutrients When supplementation is preferable over just relying on dietary sources Why liquid or powdered forms are preferred when dealing with digestive concerns The effect of stress on digestion and absorption of nutrients A practical stress relief exercise to enhance digestion How paying attention to symptoms is the best way to determine if a supplement is beneficial Why working with a practitioner is especially helpful when considering supplementation Symptoms of common nutrient deficiencies The importance of choosing high quality brands Important factors to consider to be sure a supplement is appropriate for you The types of supplement products that are at greater risk for heavy metal contamination Ways to investigate the quality of a supplement Links Discussed: This episode is sponsored by Pure Indian Foods Integrative Medicine  article: "Facing the Problem of Dietary-Supplement Heavy-Metal Contamination: How to Take Responsible Action" Integrative Medicine Journal's Supplement Quality Audit Form TRANSCRIPT: Laura: Hi everyone. Welcome to episode 89 of The Ancestral RDs podcast. I’m Laura Schoenfeld and with me as always is Kelsey Kinney. Kelsey: Hey guys. Laura: This is our first time back recording in 2017, so starting off a New Year. Kelsey and I always take I think a two week break at the end of the year from working with clients, and doing podcasts, and stuff just to kind get some…well it used to be downtime for me. It really wasn’t much downtime for this past two weeks like usual. But how was your holiday? Kelsey: It was great. I was in Massachusetts for Christmas…Christmas Eve, Christmas, and a few days after that.  When I’m there I have three different families basically that I have to spend time with. My parents are divorced so my mom, my dad, and then my husband’s family are all in the same town. It’s kind of crazy to try to run around and see everybody. Christmas morning was crazy. I think we spent two hours in the morning with each family starting at 8 a.m. Laura Schoenfeld and Kelsey Marksteiner no 1:01:46 Episode 88: Fresh Insight Into Women’s Hormonal Health With Dr. Lara Briden http://theancestralrds.com/2017/01/19/episode-88-fresh-insight-into-womens-hormonal-health-with-dr-lara-briden/ http://theancestralrds.com/2017/01/19/episode-88-fresh-insight-into-womens-hormonal-health-with-dr-lara-briden/#respond Thu, 19 Jan 2017 13:00:53 +0000 http://theancestralrds.com/?p=1057 http://theancestralrds.com/2017/01/19/episode-88-fresh-insight-into-womens-hormonal-health-with-dr-lara-briden/feed/ 0 acne,amenorrhea,birth control pill,carbohydrates,contraception,estrogen,fertility awareness,hormones,irregular periods,IUD,menstrual cycle,natural birth control Thanks for joining us for episode 88 of The Ancestral RDs podcast. 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Laura Schoenfeld and Kelsey Marksteiner no 1:14:08 Episode 87: Histamine Intolerance: Contributing Factors And Ways To Tolerate Nutrient Dense Foods http://theancestralrds.com/2017/01/12/episode-87-histamine-intolerance-contributing-factors-and-ways-to-tolerate-nutrient-dense-foods/ http://theancestralrds.com/2017/01/12/episode-87-histamine-intolerance-contributing-factors-and-ways-to-tolerate-nutrient-dense-foods/#comments Thu, 12 Jan 2017 20:30:22 +0000 http://theancestralrds.com/?p=1043 http://theancestralrds.com/2017/01/12/episode-87-histamine-intolerance-contributing-factors-and-ways-to-tolerate-nutrient-dense-foods/feed/ 1 anxiety,B vitamins,B12,bone broth,calcium,fish,folate,gut dysbiosis,histamine intolerance,liver,low carbohydrate diet,methylation Thanks for joining us for episode 87 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. - Thanks for joining us for episode 87 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 the following question from a listener: "I have an anxiety disorder that was under control until I began to eat more high histamine and glutamate foods. While I was previously fine eating foods like canned sardines and salmon, avocados, strawberries, dark chocolate, fermented vegetables, and bone broth in moderation, the anxiety symptoms significantly increased after I made these foods staples in my diet. Similarly, daily B vitamins began to cause the increase in anxiety. I have taken these foods out of my diet for months at a time. Trying to reintroduce them still causes symptoms. My doctor suggested it may be due to histamine intolerance, or impaired methylation from a MTHFR gene mutation which was confirmed by testing. Testing for gut dysbiosis has shown normal results. I’m starting to prepare for pregnancy and would like to include these nutrient dense foods and B vitamins regularly into my diet. How can I increase my tolerance to these?" When dealing with histamine intolerance, it seems like the only way to avoid the uncomfortable symptoms is to avoid higher histamine foods. The problem is that many foods that are high in histamine are also high in health promoting nutrients. But how is it possible to include foods like fish and fermented vegetables in your diet with histamine intolerance? Listen today to learn the steps to take to gain control of histamine intolerance while feeding your body the foods it needs. We discuss potential causes of histamine intolerance and explain how to include nutrient dense higher histamine foods in your diet. We’ll also be sharing which nutrients and supplements may be helpful in lowering the amount of histamine in your body. Here's what Laura and Kelsey will be discussing in this episode: The effect of gut dysbiosis on histamine intolerance Why checking methylation status is key if you have an MTHFR gene mutation Types of B vitamins that may be better tolerated if you are over-methylating Supplements that can help to lower the amount of histamine in your body The role of calcium in histamine response The importance of considering dietary change when investigating contributors to the development of histamine intolerance symptoms Tips for choosing higher histamine foods that give you the most nutrient dense bang for your buck without overflowing your “histamine bucket” How those with histamine intolerance can better tolerate frozen fish instead of fresh or canned Supplements that may help reduce general anxiety levels Links Discussed: This episode is sponsored by Pure Indian Foods Laura's new website is up and running at LauraSchoenfeldRD.com! "Regulatory Role of Calcium on Histamine Secretion" TRANSCRIPT: Laura: Hi everyone. Welcome to episode 87 of The Ancestral RDs podcast. I’m Laura Schoenfeld and with me as always is Kelsey Kinney. Kelsey: Hey guys. Laura: How have you been Kelsey? Kelsey: Pretty good. I had a busy-ish weekend with lots of hanging out with friends and stuff which was great. It actually snowed here in New York for the first time this year. It wasn’t very long, but we had an hour of flurries which was kind of exciting. I always like that first snow of the year. Yeah, pretty busy. I did a lot of stuff. I did some holiday stuff around the city which was fun. My birthday was on Thursday so I celebrated with friends and everything for that. Now I’m settling in for the week and hunkering down and trying to get a lot of work done before the holidays hit. How about you? Laura: You share a birthday with my new nephew. My sister just had a baby last week which was really cool. Kelsey: Yeah. Laura: It’s the first child of my family, Laura Schoenfeld and Kelsey Marksteiner no 50:47 Episode 86: Should You Avoid Food Additives? http://theancestralrds.com/2016/12/29/episode-86-should-you-avoid-food-additives/ http://theancestralrds.com/2016/12/29/episode-86-should-you-avoid-food-additives/#comments Thu, 29 Dec 2016 13:00:31 +0000 http://theancestralrds.com/?p=1030 http://theancestralrds.com/2016/12/29/episode-86-should-you-avoid-food-additives/feed/ 3 almond milk,coconut milk,Digestive conditions,FDA,food additives,food coloring,gellan gum,GRAS,guar gum,high fructose corn syrup,IBD,lecithin Thanks for joining us for episode 86 of The Ancestral RD 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. - Thanks for joining us for episode 86 of The Ancestral RD 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 the following question from a listener: “Hello! I was wondering what's your take on food additives? Which ones do you think one should try to avoid and which ones are okay? I started thinking about this recently when I bought some almond and coconut milk, as I finally found some that seemed to have pretty good ingredients, no sweeteners or vegetable oils etc. They do have some guar gum, gellan gum, and sunflower lecithin as well as calcium phosphate and potassium phosphate. What do you think of these? Can some minerals or vitamin formulations be potentially harmful? If you have time, I would love it if you could also talk about which additives have special contraindications for gut health or that can be problematic for people with IBD. And thanks for your great show!” Have you read the ingredient labels on packaged foods lately? When transitioning to a whole foods diet, we start to be more careful about the packaged foods that we buy.  Often it can be quite a surprise to read the additives that are on the label. On top of that, it can be extremely difficult to find a packaged food that doesn’t contain an additive. Many of us wonder, should we be avoiding food additives? Join us today as we share our opinions about additives in processed foods. Some of what you’ll learn is the process of how additives enter our food supply and which additives we personally try to avoid. You also come away with factors to consider when deciding the amount of additives you want to allow into your diet. Here's what Laura and Kelsey will be discussing in this episode: The prevalence of additives in packaged foods The brand of coconut milk that does not contain additives The history and controversial process of how food additives are allowed into our food supply What the designation of GRAS or “generally regarded as safe” really means How the GRAS label is more about short term safety than long term safety Why the decision of how much you want to avoid food additives is a personal one Laura and Kelsey’s personal opinions about food additives Which food additives Laura and Kelsey try to avoid and in which foods they are commonly found The possible effects of gums on digestive conditions like IBD Why sugar may not be the villain it’s been made out to be Why you should try to avoid food additives without obsessing over it Links Discussed: This episode is sponsored by Pure Indian Foods WebMd.com’s list of foods that contain sulfites Chris Kresser's Harmful or Harmless: Soy Lecithin  and  Harmful or Harmless: Guar Gum, Locust Bean Gum, and More  EWG’s Dirty Dozen Guide to Food Additives TRANSCRIPT: Laura: Hi everyone. Welcome to episode 86 of The Ancestral RDs Podcast. I’m Laura Schoenfeld and with me as always is Kelsey Kinney. Kelsey: Hey guys. Laura: Our episode is publishing the week of Christmas, between Christmas and New Year’s, but we are currently in the beginning of December. Kelsey: We’re talking about ourselves in the future. Laura: Yes, it’s so weird. What are you up to over the holidays, Kelsey? Kelsey: Well I’ll be in Massachusetts for actual Christmas and everything. I think we’re planning and going a few days before Christmas and then staying until probably the 28th I think, or the 27th I guess. Then I’m going to be in Montreal from the 28th to New Year’s. I’ve never been there, but it should be fun. It sounds like they do a lot of fun New Year’s stuff and it’s decorated nicely and everything. I’m going with my mom, my sisters, my husband, and then both my sisters’ boyfriends. It’s going to be a big group actually, which is always interesting. Laura: When you said both my sisters’ boyfriends, Laura Schoenfeld and Kelsey Marksteiner no 52:18 Episode 85: Alternative Healthcare Testing: When Financial Interest Gets In The Way Of Patient Interest http://theancestralrds.com/2016/12/22/episode-85-alternative-healthcare-testing-when-financial-interest-gets-in-the-way-of-patient-interest/ http://theancestralrds.com/2016/12/22/episode-85-alternative-healthcare-testing-when-financial-interest-gets-in-the-way-of-patient-interest/#respond Thu, 22 Dec 2016 13:00:58 +0000 http://theancestralrds.com/?p=1021 http://theancestralrds.com/2016/12/22/episode-85-alternative-healthcare-testing-when-financial-interest-gets-in-the-way-of-patient-interest/feed/ 0 alternative medicine,CLIA program,functional medicine,healthcare,laboratories,NeuroScience Inc.,neurotransmitter,Pharmasan Labs,practicioners,reference range,results,supplements Thanks for joining us for episode 85 of The Ancestral RD 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. - Thanks for joining us for episode 85 of The Ancestral RD 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. Specialized ... Laura Schoenfeld and Kelsey Marksteiner no 50:20 Episode 84: Nutrition Science: Our Insight Into the Confusion and Conflict http://theancestralrds.com/2016/12/15/episode-84-nutrition-science-our-insight-into-the-confusion-and-conflict/ http://theancestralrds.com/2016/12/15/episode-84-nutrition-science-our-insight-into-the-confusion-and-conflict/#comments Thu, 15 Dec 2016 13:00:31 +0000 http://theancestralrds.com/?p=1009 http://theancestralrds.com/2016/12/15/episode-84-nutrition-science-our-insight-into-the-confusion-and-conflict/feed/ 2 ancestral nutrition,bias,carbohydrates,diet,healthcare practicioners,individualization,medical literature,nutrition,prevention,research,researchers,scientific studies Thanks for joining us for episode 84 of The Ancestral RD 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. - Thanks for joining us for episode 84 of The Ancestral RD 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 the following question from a listener: “Please do a show exploring why two opposing groups of doctors, researchers, and readers of medical literature in the alternative health community are at each other’s throats. One the one side are doctors like Taubes, Attia, Perlmutter, Fasano, Hyman, and Rosedale who point to dietary carbohydrates and grains as a major cause of metabolic disease and dysfunction. On the other side are people like Jaminet, Kresser, Wolf, Masterjohn, Aragon, Guyenet, Pardi, and yourselves who argue that a moderate carb diet usually without grains, except for white rice, is healthier for the large majority for the population. Are these two groups of people even reading the same studies? Are the studies themselves good science? Good clinical research is exceedingly difficult and expensive. Is it about calorie balance, or calorie partitioning? Is it possible that a healthy diet depends drastically on your genetics and ability to self-regulate your endocrine system?” Are you frustrated with trying to get a definitive answer on which type of diet is best? The modern arena of nutrition science is filled with confusing studies and conflicting information. One person’s research or experience claiming that a certain diet is optimal for health is almost always confounded by another person’s evidence refuting it. The majority of us don’t have the time to sort through the confusion. If this is you, don’t miss today’s podcast! Join us today as we shed light on multiple factors that affect a person’s perspective on diet and nutrition. We discuss why people come to differing conclusions from the same research studies, the problem with making long term preventative dietary recommendations based on results of short term therapeutic diets, and how the study of ancestral nutrition can fill in the gaps of current research. You’ll come away with new insight into the evolving science of nutrition and better understand that there really is no singular dietary approach that is best for everyone at every time. Here's what Laura and Kelsey will be discussing in this episode: The state of modern nutrition research Why people can come to different conclusions about research studies The issue of bias in nutrition research The problem of self-reporting dietary intake in getting valid clinical research The confounding variables in nutrition research that make valid conclusions difficult to obtain Why a short term diet to treat a health condition should not become evidence for a one-size-fits-all long term approach to prevention of a disease How looking to ancestral nutrition fills in the gaps of current research The importance of studying the diets of multiple cultures when using the ancestral approach to human nutrition The significant benefits of  personalization in dietary approaches Our approach to nutrition based on ancestral diets and individualization Links Discussed: This episode is sponsored by SunBasket.com. Receive $30 off your first order here! TRANSCRIPT: Laura: Hi everyone. Welcome to episode 84 of The Ancestral RDs podcast. I’m Laura Schoenfeld and with me as always is Kelsey Kinney. Kelsey: Hey guys. Laura: So Kelsey, we’re just coming out of Thanksgiving weekend as we’re recording this. How was your holiday? Kelsey: Super fun, but I’m totally exhausted. I was in North Carolina actually Laura: Woo-hoo! Kelsey: Yeah, around Lake Norman. My step mom has her family basically has a house there that they grew up in. I had never been before. This was the first time and it’s gorgeous. It’s like right on the lake, they have a boat, nice house. All my family stayed there. I was there from Wednesday, Laura Schoenfeld and Kelsey Marksteiner no 49:05 Episode 83: Restoring Gut Health After SIBO Treatment http://theancestralrds.com/2016/12/08/episode-83-restoring-gut-health-after-sibo-treatment/ http://theancestralrds.com/2016/12/08/episode-83-restoring-gut-health-after-sibo-treatment/#comments Thu, 08 Dec 2016 21:00:41 +0000 http://theancestralrds.com/?p=1000 http://theancestralrds.com/2016/12/08/episode-83-restoring-gut-health-after-sibo-treatment/feed/ 1 antimicrobials,diet,FODMAPs,gut bacteria,gut dysbiosis,healing,prebiotics,probiotics,rosacea,SIBO,skin conditions,specific carbohydrate diet Thanks for joining us for episode 83 of The Ancestral RD 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. - Thanks for joining us for episode 83 of The Ancestral RD 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 the following question from a listener: “I have finished my kill phase for treated diagnosed SIBO with Lauricidin, NAC, and low dose Naltrexone and I’m now in the rebuild phase. Should I be taking probiotics and prebiotics Prescript-Assist, or just probiotics? I have rosacea on my face and both seem to be making it worse. Is that from the histamine or FODMAPS? I’m following a low FODMAP and Specific Carbohydrate Diet, but I’m slowly adding more carbs in. What do you recommend for this gut healing stage? Thanks.” After finishing a SIBO treatment protocol, it's tempting to expect your gut to be completely back to normal. But there’s more to healing from SIBO than antimicrobial treatment. The time period after treatment is crucial for healing from the effects of SIBO. Tune in today for an important discussion about the gut healing stage after SIBO treatment. We discuss why time is a significant factor in gut healing, recommend helpful supplements, and explain why symptoms can still be present when trying to reintroduce foods and repopulate the gut with good bacteria. Whether you are currently dealing with SIBO or have already nipped it in the bud, you won’t want to miss today’s podcast! Here's what Laura and Kelsey will be discussing in this episode: The relationship between skin conditions and gut bacteria imbalance The importance of retesting for SIBO after treatment if you still have symptoms Recommendations for prebiotic supplements Why it’s a good idea to take a prebiotic during the treatment phase for SIBO as well as in the gut healing phase How probiotics have more of an effect on the immune system than the gut bacteria What to do if probiotics and/or prebiotics are causing symptoms The strains of probiotics we recommended for those sensitive to probiotic supplementation The importance of giving your gut time to heal to see improvement after SIBO treatment Supplement recommendations for the gut healing phase after successful SIBO treatment SIBO treatment and healing is a very individualized process Experimentation is key when in the gut healing phase The significant role stress management plays in gut healing Links Discussed: This episode is sponsored by SunBasket.com. Receive $30 off your first order here! TRANSCRIPT: Kelsey: Hi everyone. Welcome to episode 83 of The Ancestral RDs. I’m Kelsey Kinney and with me as always is Laura Schoenfeld. Laura: Hi everybody. Kelsey: Hey, Laura. How are you doing today? Laura: Not bad, just had my first full weekend home in about 6 weeks. It was almost like a little break from all the traveling, and I got a lot of work done, and had my first cake tasting experience yesterday which is somewhat relevant to just the overall week I had since we’re about to go into Thanksgiving. I have 3 cake tastings scheduled at this point during this week. Kelsey: Yum! Laura: Yeah, it’s a little ridiculous. I don’t really particularly like cake and neither does my fiancé, so it’s kind of an interesting experience and one of the reasons why I may drop that scheduling down to 2 because it’s already enough as is, and then having Thanksgiving coming up with all of the deserts that I’m going to be being around that day, I’m like do we really need to have 3 days’ worth of cake eating? Kelsey: Right, especially if you don’t even like cake that much. Laura: I know. I mean I don’t hate it. It’s just like I’m not that into it and so choosing a wedding cake I’m just kind of like I don’t really care that much. Last night I did it by myself and took a decent amount home to share with my parents and my aunt and uncle who are in town visiting. They were super happy about that. Laura Schoenfeld and Kelsey Marksteiner no 42:46 Episode 82: Omega 6 Fats In Avocados: A Cause For Concern? http://theancestralrds.com/2016/12/01/episode-82-omega-6-fats-in-avocados-a-cause-for-concern/ http://theancestralrds.com/2016/12/01/episode-82-omega-6-fats-in-avocados-a-cause-for-concern/#comments Thu, 01 Dec 2016 13:00:39 +0000 http://theancestralrds.com/?p=990 http://theancestralrds.com/2016/12/01/episode-82-omega-6-fats-in-avocados-a-cause-for-concern/feed/ 3 animal fat,avocado oil,avocados,fat,fatty acids,linoleic acid,monounsaturated fat,nuts,omega 3,omega 6,paleo,plant based fat Thanks for joining us for episode 82 of The Ancestral RD 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. - Thanks for joining us for episode 82 of The Ancestral RD 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... Laura Schoenfeld and Kelsey Marksteiner no 39:36 Episode 81: Our Take On The Clean Eating Trend http://theancestralrds.com/2016/11/25/episode-81-our-take-on-the-clean-eating-trend/ http://theancestralrds.com/2016/11/25/episode-81-our-take-on-the-clean-eating-trend/#comments Fri, 25 Nov 2016 19:00:09 +0000 http://theancestralrds.com/?p=983 http://theancestralrds.com/2016/11/25/episode-81-our-take-on-the-clean-eating-trend/feed/ 1 clean eating,diet,mindset,nutrient deficiencies,nutrition,orthorexia,restriction,trend,under eating Thanks for joining us for episode 81 of The Ancestral RD 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. - Thanks for joining us for episode 81 of The Ancestral RD 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 the following question from a listener: “I would love to hear your thoughts on the clean eating craze. And what does clean eating mean? I’ve seen a lot of health bloggers promoting this.” Clean eating is dietary trend gaining popularity. But what does it really mean to eat “clean?” Tune in today to find out why there is no singular definition to this term. Join us as we discuss our take on the clean eating trend. We talk about the potential psychological and physical effects of approaching your diet according to this mindset and discuss why this movement toward a simpler way of eating can often make things more complicated. Here's what Laura and Kelsey will be discussing in this episode: Why it is difficult to assign one meaning to the clean eating diet trend Negative connotations associated with the term "clean eating" The psychological and physical effects of defining what you eat as “clean” The questions to ask yourself if you define what you eat in terms of good vs. bad How your mindset around diet can lead to health problems associated with under-eating and nutrient deficiencies Why having a mindset of eating "clean" focuses on restriction of foods instead of inclusion and eating enough to support health How long term restrictive eating can be counterproductive to the goal of improving health Links Discussed: This episode is sponsored by SunBasket.com. Receive $30 off your first order here! TRANSCRIPT: Kelsey:  Hi everyone. Welcome to episode 81 of The Ancestral RDs. I’m Kelsey Kinney and with me as always is Laura Schoenfeld. Laura: Hey everybody. Kelsey:  How’s it going, Laura? Laura: Good. I’m finally going to be not traveling for a month. Kelsey:  Yay! Laura: I’m really, really excited about that. It’s crazy, I was talking to my parents about how much I’ve been out of town and from October 5th through November 16th or something I was home for 8 days. Kelsey:  Wow. Laura: Yeah. So it got a little crazy. But I was most recently at the Weston Price Foundation Conference, the annual Wise Traditions Conference in Montgomery, Alabama this past weekend. I was invited to do a full day seminar on…well Sally had asked me to do it on carbs and I was like I mean I guess I could talk for 6 hours on carbs, but let me branch that out into more of the adrenal fatigue kind of thing. I did a whole seminar on HPA axis dysregulation, and how diet plays a role, and some of the other thing that play a role as well. It was cool because that’s the first time I’ve ever done an official paid or expenses paid public speaking type of thing. And I got a little nervous because I was like wow, this is kind of a big jump from not doing that kind of stuff to going straight from that to 6 hours of talking. But it actually went really well and it was a cool format because I did one of the, I guess they call it a workshop on the Monday after the main conference. Instead of being up on a stage in front of a podium, I was actually in a small room with about 15 to 20 people and I got to sit for it. Kelsey: That’s good, for 6 hours. Laura: True. For the 6 hours I could have stood. Physically I could have handled that, but there’s something about sitting when you’re talking that seems a lot less intense. Kelsey:  Yeah. Laura: I say that I get nervous for public speaking, but I was surprised that I wasn’t extremely nervous in the situation. I don’t know if it was the format or the fact that I actually did know what I was talking about and didn’t necessarily have any issues remembering what I wanted to say. I hadn’t actually rehearsed the presentation at all. I just put it together and was like, alright, that’s it. Laura Schoenfeld and Kelsey Marksteiner no 38:59 Episode 80: Should You Follow A Restrictive Diet When Treating SIBO? http://theancestralrds.com/2016/11/17/episode-80-should-you-follow-a-restrictive-diet-when-treating-sibo/ http://theancestralrds.com/2016/11/17/episode-80-should-you-follow-a-restrictive-diet-when-treating-sibo/#comments Thu, 17 Nov 2016 15:00:51 +0000 http://theancestralrds.com/?p=976 http://theancestralrds.com/2016/11/17/episode-80-should-you-follow-a-restrictive-diet-when-treating-sibo/feed/ 1 antibiotics,antimicrobials,diet,Digestive conditions,fodmap,gut infection,low fodmaps,microbiome,restrictive diets,rifaxamin,SCD,SIBO Thanks for joining us for episode 80 of The Ancestral RD 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. - Thanks for joining us for episode 80 of The Ancestral RD 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 the following question from a listener: “I had recently been diagnosed with small intestinal bacterial overgrowth, also known as SIBO, and I’m diving into the murky research. Your podcast on why diet alone cannot treat SIBO made a lot of sense. But I’m wondering: A. Why no discussion about the SCD diet, only FODMAPS? B. Are you telling patients to follow a mostly low FODMAPS diet while taking the antibiotics or antimicrobials, or a total liberalized diet? C. What protocol do you use after finishing a course of antibiotics or antimicrobials? My naturopath recommends at least three months of strict SCD after finishing Xifaxin. Do you know of any research that supports this recommendation? Thank you.” Many restrictive diets claim to be effective in the treatment of digestive conditions. But did you know that a diet protocol is not enough to treat SIBO? If you are trying to address SIBO or think you may have SIBO, you’ll want to join us today! Tune in to hear whether restrictive diets have a role to play when treating SIBO as we discuss how treatment requires a very individualized approach. Here's what Laura and Kelsey will be discussing in this episode: How diet is not enough to treat digestive conditions Why doing a restrictive diet during SIBO treatment is not recommended How treatment and post-treatment of SIBO with an individualized approach is more effective than a one size fits all protocol The possible negative health effects of a restrictive diet after SIBO treatment The importance of working with an experienced health practitioner to treat SIBO Links Discussed: This episode is sponsored by SunBasket.com. Receive $30 off your first order here! TRANSCRIPT: Laura: Hi everyone. Welcome to episode 80 of The Ancestral RDs podcast. I’m Laura Schoenfeld and with me as always is Kelsey Kinney. Kelsey: Hey guys. Laura: So Kelsey, how’s everything been going since our last call? Kelsey: Pretty good. I’m trying to think. We were talking before we got on this call how we’ve both just been being consistent with our workout and diet regimens, and I guess regimen is a bad word because we were just talking about how easy it feels. Laura: Habits? Kelsey: Yes, our habits. Exactly, perfect. You were talking about your dress experience for picking out a dress for your wedding and how that was a much better experience than you were thinking. I’ve just been thinking about for me how for the last, I guess I’ve been regularly weightlifting for I think It’s been four months at my current place and then I was doing it on my own-ish for like a couple months before that. Laura: Wow, it doesn’t seem like it’s been that long. Kelsey: I know, right. I think the same thing. I think Its’ been about six months that I’ve been actually really consistent with it, which to me feels like a really big deal just because as many of our listeners know I had been dealing with kind of a bit of a health issue earlier this year. Working out was kind of inconsistent depending how I was feeling or what was going on. It feels really awesome to be putting in this effort on a regular basis without it feeling like a really difficult thing that I need to force myself to do. It’s been a really great experience in that regard because I’m actually really enjoying it and it doesn’t feel like something every day I’m dreading. I shouldn’t say every day, I’m not going every day. But it’s not something that I’m regularly dreading that I have to do and my body doesn’t feel like it’s worn out by the amount that I’m doing. It’s just been a really awesome last six months and it feels like a big accomplishment for me. Laura Schoenfeld and Kelsey Marksteiner no 47:50 Episode 79: Is Starting An Online Business Right For You? http://theancestralrds.com/2016/11/10/episode-79-is-starting-an-online-business-right-for-you/ http://theancestralrds.com/2016/11/10/episode-79-is-starting-an-online-business-right-for-you/#respond Thu, 10 Nov 2016 13:00:38 +0000 http://theancestralrds.com/?p=964 http://theancestralrds.com/2016/11/10/episode-79-is-starting-an-online-business-right-for-you/feed/ 0 career,employment,entrepreneur,jobs,lifestyle,online business,social media,stress,technology,values Thanks for joining us for episode 79 of The Ancestral RD 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. - Thanks for joining us for episode 79 of The Ancestral RD 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. Have you been dreaming of running your own online business? We know firsthand the simultaneous feelings of excitement and apprehension that come with making this major career and lifestyle decision. Today we share our personal stories of creating and maintaining a successful online business. Join us as we discuss what made us decide to begin our online businesses, the pros and cons of running an online business, and the importance of knowing your values when making this decision. Today’s discussion is sure to spark insight into important considerations to help you decide if starting an online business is right for you! Here's what Laura and Kelsey will be discussing in this episode: What made Laura and Kelsey decide to start their online businesses Differing kinds of stress involved in working for yourself with an online business vs working for someone else The importance of knowing your values and what stressors you are willing to deal with to have the job you want How to dip your toe into starting an online business The significant role social media and creation of online content play in an online business Pros and cons of running your own online business Links Discussed: This episode is sponsored by SunBasket.com. Receive $30 off your first order here! TRANSCRIPT: Kelsey: Hi everyone. Welcome to episode 79 of The Ancestral RDs podcast. I’m Kelsey Kinney and with me as always is Laura Schoenfeld. Laura: Hey everybody. Kelsey: How’s it going, Laura? Laura: Good. I was just on vacation in South Carolina. We happened to have this amazing beautiful week of weather two weeks after a major hurricane that wiped out half the island. Kelsey: Wow. Laura: Yeah, it was crazy. It was really fortunate the weather turned out the way it was. It was low 80s the whole week and sunny. I definitely got a nice tan and I got to lay out at the pool. It was really good timing because as some people may know, well I guess this podcast is coming out a couple weeks after this is happening, but we just launched this fall class of our “Paleo Rehab” program last week. I don’t know if anyone listening does program launches, and if you’re listening to this particular episode you may be interested in this kind of thing, but program launches tend to be fairly stressful. Although I will say that this one was way less stressful than the last couple were. Do you feel like that as well? Kelsey: I agree. Maybe we’re finally getting it down. Laura: Right, well we didn’t make any major changes this time around to the program itself, which last time we were changing a lot of things about it. Kelsey: Mm hmm. Laura: Then the time before I feel like that was our first major launch. So I think this one, it was more just advertising the program as opposed to doing anything really outrageous in terms of change in the program. Last time we involved Chris Kresser in the launch, so that was its own level of craziness that made it sort of stressful. Not that he did anything to make it stressful, but when you work with someone at that level it just kind of ups the ante a lot. Kelsey: It’s our own mental stress in that. Laura: I know. Oh yeah, definitely. Just the pressure we put on ourselves. But this time around seemed a little, I actually would say a lot less stressful than last time. Kelsey: Yeah, I would too. Laura: Maybe it was because I was technically on vacation and didn’t have any clients last week and was able to kind of just jump on the computer when I needed to, to do the stuff we needed to do. Then the rest of the time I was either taking a walk on the beach, or laying at the pool, having a pina colada at like 3:00 in the afternoon. Laura Schoenfeld and Kelsey Marksteiner no 1:02:51 Episode 78: How Diet Can Affect Eczema http://theancestralrds.com/2016/11/03/episode-78-how-diet-can-affect-eczema/ http://theancestralrds.com/2016/11/03/episode-78-how-diet-can-affect-eczema/#respond Thu, 03 Nov 2016 12:00:59 +0000 http://theancestralrds.com/?p=949 http://theancestralrds.com/2016/11/03/episode-78-how-diet-can-affect-eczema/feed/ 0 allergies,dairy,eggs,ezcema,food sensitivities,gluten,gut dysbiosis,gut health,keratosis pilaris,microbiome,natural remedies,prebiotics Thanks for joining us for episode 78 of The Ancestral RD 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. - Thanks for joining us for episode 78 of The Ancestral RD 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... Laura Schoenfeld and Kelsey Marksteiner no 38:01 Episode 77: Hypothalamic Amenorrhea: The Factors That Stall Healing http://theancestralrds.com/2016/10/27/episode-77-hypothalamic-amenorrhea-the-factors-that-stall-healing/ http://theancestralrds.com/2016/10/27/episode-77-hypothalamic-amenorrhea-the-factors-that-stall-healing/#comments Thu, 27 Oct 2016 15:00:39 +0000 http://theancestralrds.com/?p=942 http://theancestralrds.com/2016/10/27/episode-77-hypothalamic-amenorrhea-the-factors-that-stall-healing/feed/ 1 bloating,disordered eating,emotions,gut dysbiosis,gut infection,healing,HPA axis dysregulation,hypothalamic amenorrhea,microbiome,mindset,over exercising,ovulation Thanks for joining us for episode 77 of The Ancestral RD 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. - Thanks for joining us for episode 77 of The Ancestral RD 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 the following question from a listener: “I’m a 37 year old woman with a long history of disordered eating and over-exercising. I have a 3 year old son and have been hoping to have another child for the past year and half. However, this is sort of hard to do when you’re not ovulating. I never got my period back after the birth of my son. I breastfed for 18 months. At that time, I also took on a more Paleo-esqe lifestyle. Then I became underweight at about 96 pounds at 5’3 and my pre-pregnancy weight was 110 pounds. My reproductive hormone levels were very low. I had hypothyroidism and was diagnosed with hypothalamic amenorrhea. I also have significant gut issues, severe bloating. And I’m now 120 pounds and I’m eating more and more drastically reducing my exercise and have been for several months. Still no period.” Are you taking steps to heal from hypothalamic amenorrhea? Whether you are at the beginning of your healing journey or you feel like all your effort hasn't been helping, don't miss today's podcast! It’s important to remember healing can be multi faceted process. There can often be seemingly unrelated factors that are actually much more integral to the body’s ability to fully heal than realized. Join us today as we discuss the significant role gut dysbiosis, stress, and emotions have on the process of healing hypothalamic amenorrhea. We talk about what should be treated first and share ways to address these additional factors to allow your body to fully heal. Here's what Laura and Kelsey will be discussing in this episode: How chronic bloating is usually a red flag for a gut infection such as SIBO Why treatment for gut infections should precede treatment for hypothalamic amenorrhea Ways in which gut dysbiosis is a potent stressor for the body The connection between gut dysbiosis and HPA axis dysregulation The importance of stress management on the healing process The effect of stress on the microbiome How a negative mindset can be an unrecognized hindrance to the healing process How the “Paleo Rehab” program helps participants addresses emotional aspects related to healing Links Discussed: This episode is sponsored by SunBasket.com. Receive $30 off your first order here! MyPaleoRehab.com - Sign up for our e-mail list, get a free 28 page e-book, and enroll in our program starting on October 31, 2016! TRANSCRIPT: Kelsey: Hi everyone. Welcome to episode 77 of The Ancestral RDs. I’m Kelsey Kinney and with me as always is Laura Schoenfeld. Laura: Hello, Kelsey. Kelsey: Hey. Alright, Laura, we are both a little wiped out today. I’m in the final throes of wedding planning. We have our big reception party thing on Sunday this week, so all these last minutes details. And you’re starting your journey into wedding planning. I know exactly how distracting that can be. Laura: Yeah. Kelsey: We’re a little bit off our game today, but hopefully this will still be a good show. Laura: We’ll do our best. Kelsey: Yes. The other big thing that we’re working on now is gearing up for “Paleo Rehab” to launch. Our class is going to start on October 31st and the day that this podcast releases will be a few days out from that final deadline to sign up “Paleo Rehab.” You can sign up until the first day of class which is the 31st. You’ve got about, let’s see… Laura: A few days. Kelsey: A few days, yeah. If you haven’t checked out the previous episode where we talk about “Paleo Rehab” in a little bit more detail at the end of the episode, go back and check on that. There’s a lot of really great stuff in the program. We’re very excited about it. And you can also just check out MyPaleoRehab. Laura Schoenfeld and Kelsey Marksteiner no 46:34 Episode 76: Choosing Your Path To Becoming A Functional Medicine Practitioner http://theancestralrds.com/2016/10/20/episode-76-choosing-your-path-to-becoming-a-functional-medicine-practitioner/ http://theancestralrds.com/2016/10/20/episode-76-choosing-your-path-to-becoming-a-functional-medicine-practitioner/#respond Thu, 20 Oct 2016 12:00:28 +0000 http://theancestralrds.com/?p=933 http://theancestralrds.com/2016/10/20/episode-76-choosing-your-path-to-becoming-a-functional-medicine-practitioner/feed/ 0 ancestral medicine,career,career counseling,career path,certifications,degree programs,functional medicine,healthcare,liability,medical doctor,nurse practicioner,nutritionist Thanks for joining us for episode 76 of The Ancestral RD 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. - Thanks for joining us for episode 76 of The Ancestral RD 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... Laura Schoenfeld and Kelsey Marksteiner no 56:44 Episode 75: Higher Carbohydrate Paleo Diets for Hormone Related Health Issues http://theancestralrds.com/2016/10/13/episode-75-higher-carbohydrate-paleo-diets-for-hormone-related-health-issues/ http://theancestralrds.com/2016/10/13/episode-75-higher-carbohydrate-paleo-diets-for-hormone-related-health-issues/#comments Thu, 13 Oct 2016 14:00:08 +0000 http://theancestralrds.com/?p=925 http://theancestralrds.com/2016/10/13/episode-75-higher-carbohydrate-paleo-diets-for-hormone-related-health-issues/feed/ 2 adrenal fatigue,ancestral health,calories,carbohydrate,Digestive conditions,fat,high carbohydrate diet,HPA axis dysfunction,hypothalamic amenorrhea,hypothalmus,low carbohydrate diet,macronutrients Thanks for joining us for episode 75 of The Ancestral RD podcast. 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Today we are answering the following question from a listener: “My question relates to a high carb Paleo diet.  I'm currently in recovery from hypothalamic amenorrhea and adrenal fatigue, and I've tended toward a high carb Paleo style diet, 45-60% percent carbs.  I still get in around 100 grams of protein and 50-60 grams of fat a day.  Is there anything wrong with tending toward a higher carb and moderate protein diet in a Paleo context?  I tend to feel the best when doing so.” We’ve been talking a lot lately about the benefits of a higher carbohydrate Paleo diet for various health conditions and overall health. But do those benefits apply to hypothalamic amenorrhea and other hormone related health issues? Join us today as we discuss how a higher carbohydrate Paleo diet can be especially beneficial for those with health issues related to hypothalamus function. We share our own personal experience with higher carb Paleo diets, calm the fear surrounding higher carb intake and weight gain, and give you guidelines and tips to experiment with increasing the percentage of carbohydrates in your own diet. Also, it's back! Our popular "Paleo Rehab" program will be opening soon! Be sure to stay tuned for exciting information about the upcoming launch. You'll hear about components of the program, information on start dates, and how to receive announcements when the program opens. You definitely won't want to miss this! Here's what Laura and Kelsey will be discussing in this episode: Laura and Kelsey’s personal experience with a higher carbohydrate Paleo diet Starting points of the percentage of carbohydrates for hypothalamic related health issues Why everyone’s dietary carbohydrate needs are different Why a higher carbohydrate, lower fat Paleo diet can be beneficial for weight loss goals How to experiement to find out what percentage of macronutrients works for you Why a low carbohydrate diet is not always a good idea for digestive issues Calming the fear of overeating calories on a higher carbohydrate Paleo diet Exciting news and information about the upcoming relaunch of  the“Paleo Rehab” program Links Discussed: This episode is sponsored by SunBasket.com. Receive $30 off your first order here! MyPaleoRehab.com - Sign up for our e-mail list, get a free 28 page e-book, and enroll in our program starting on October 31, 2016! TRANSCRIPT: Kelsey: Hi everyone.  Welcome to Episode 75 of The Ancestral RDs podcast.  I'm Kelsey Kinney and with me as always is Laura Schoenfeld. Laura:  Hey everybody. Kelsey: Laura's got some really exciting news to share with everyone. Laura: Oh, you're putting on the spot? Kelsey: I know, I know. Laura: It’s okay. I posted it on all the social media anyway, so it's fine. Kelsey: Yay! Laura: And really sick before that, so I'm still getting over. It's like the longest sickness ever, but I tolerated it because I'm in a good mood. Kelsey: It was worth it. Laura: Yeah, definitely especially because my fiancé was the one that got me sick in the first place. I was perfectly healthy and then we went up to Michigan to do I guess like a cabin camping trip with his family up in Mackinaw Island area and it was super cold. And my fiancé was really, really sick when we got there, and I was trying to take care of him, and then I got really sick, and it was just pretty intense. Kelsey: Welcome to the world of long term relationships where you just pass sicknesses back and forth. Laura: Yes.  Ironically the day that my…I keep wanting to say boyfriend, my fiancé proposed to me I had like almost 102 degree fever and thought I was like dying. I was in the car like laying down. Laura Schoenfeld and Kelsey Marksteiner no 50:43 Episode 74: The Importance Of Human Connection In The Modern World With Dallas Hartwig http://theancestralrds.com/2016/10/06/episode-74-the-importance-of-human-connection-in-the-modern-world-with-dallas-hartwig/ http://theancestralrds.com/2016/10/06/episode-74-the-importance-of-human-connection-in-the-modern-world-with-dallas-hartwig/#comments Thu, 06 Oct 2016 12:00:07 +0000 http://theancestralrds.com/?p=912 http://theancestralrds.com/2016/10/06/episode-74-the-importance-of-human-connection-in-the-modern-world-with-dallas-hartwig/feed/ 1 awareness,communication,connection,consumerism,conversations,corporate interest,Dallas Hartwig,extroverts,family,food,friends,human touch Thanks for joining us for episode 74 of The Ancestral RD 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. Thanks for joining us for episode 74 of The Ancestral RD 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 thrilled to be interviewing Dallas Hartwig. Dallas Hartwig is a Functional Medicine practitioner, Certified Sports Nutritionist, and best-selling author of two books, It Starts With Food and The Whole 30. He is also the creator of the More Social Less Media program, and he believes deeply in people. We know that the modern world has in many ways altered our relationship with food. But how much do we understand about how it has also changed our relationships with people? Join us today as we discuss with Dallas life altering truths about the often unperceived consequences that the prevalence and ease of technology and social media has on our lives individually and as a society. You’ll learn about the far reaching effects technology has had on human connection and come away with ways you can begin to make more informed choices to re-cultivate this vital piece of human nature to positively impact your health and our society. You’ll also hear about Dallas’ exciting free program More Social Less Media that will help you reassess your use of technology so you can focus on the meaningful in-person social connections humans thrive on. Here are some of the questions we discussed with Dallas: Can you tell us how you evolved to start talking more about human connection coming from a strictly nutritional background? There’s a lot of ways that we feel like we are connecting with people through technology. Would you say that those things truly count as human connection? Or is there a big difference between that kind of connection and sitting down and having a cup of coffee with someone and having a conversation? What is it about vulnerability that is so crucial to these human connection benefits that we’re going to talk about today? When we talk about human connection, when we talk about vulnerability, I think we all inherently know that these things are probably important. Do you have a way to describe why we as humans need this even though our brain will actively avoid things like vulnerability when it seems like it is important? You mentioned that there's a difference between socialization and connection. What is your definition of the two and how they overlap or not? Where does human touch come into play ? Would you mind telling us a little bit more about your More Social Less Media program? Links Discussed: MyPaleoRehab.com DallasHartwig.com More Social Less Media The Living Experiment podcast Follow Dallas on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. TRANSCRIPT: Laura: Hey everyone. Welcome to episode 74 of The Ancestral RDs podcast. I’m Laura Schoenfeld and with me as always is Kelsey Kinney. Kelsey: Hey guys. Laura: We have a really, really cool interview today and we’re not going to do a super long intro just because we don’t want the episode to go on for hours and hours, as much as you guys like hearing our voice. But we did want to just do a little intro to the topic because it’s something that we’ve been talking about a lot more recently not only on the podcast, but I know for me working with my clients I’ve been bringing it in a lot more. I would definitely like to do more either writing or work on this topic in general because of the impact it has on people’s health and wellbeing. But today we’re going to be talking about social connection. We have an awesome guest with us today. But Kelsey and I have just really been kind of latching onto this topic and seeing something important to discuss because we don’t see it being discussed as often as we think it should be, and we’ve seen the difference that it makes in people’s lives when they do focus on it even to the almost exclusion of the other health behaviors like diet, Laura Schoenfeld and Kelsey Marksteiner no 1:37:24 Episode 73: Relieving Pain And Restoring Healthy Movement With Dr. Scott A. Mills http://theancestralrds.com/2016/09/29/episode-73-relieving-pain-and-restoring-healthy-movement-with-dr-scott-a-mills/ http://theancestralrds.com/2016/09/29/episode-73-relieving-pain-and-restoring-healthy-movement-with-dr-scott-a-mills/#respond Thu, 29 Sep 2016 12:00:02 +0000 http://theancestralrds.com/?p=900 http://theancestralrds.com/2016/09/29/episode-73-relieving-pain-and-restoring-healthy-movement-with-dr-scott-a-mills/feed/ 0 2 Minute Fix,Active Release Technique,adhesions,chiropractor,Dr. Scott A. Mills,exercise,Full Body Fix,injury,joints,ligaments,mobility,movement Thanks for joining us for episode 73 of The Ancestral RD 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. - Thanks for joining us for episode 73 of The Ancestral RD 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 super excited to be interviewing Dr. Scott A. Mills. Dr. Scott A. Mills is a Chiropractor with a passion for empowering others with the knowledge and tools needed to eliminate pain and improve the way they move. He spent 6 years as a collegiate certified athletic trainer and has served thousands of patients across various practice settings for 15 years. Scott is regularly creating resources and programs like “The 2 Minute Fix” and “The Full Body Fix” to help people reach their maximum health potential by unlocking the physician within. He is located in San Francisco with his wife Diane Sanfilippo. You can find him at DrScottAMills.com. We know that a healthy diet is a natural way to help prevent and address health conditions. But did you know that there are techniques that work with your body to prevent and recover from pain and injury that also don’t involve drugs or surgery? Join us today as Dr. Scott A. Mills talks about techniques he uses to relieve pain and restore healthy movement. You'll also hear about the importance of stability for health and fitness, tips for a pre-workout warmup, and the role variety in movement and diet play in injury prevention and recovery. Here are some of the questions we discussed with Dr. Scott: What are some of the most common injuries that you see in your clients? You talk a lot about something called soft tissue adhesions in your work. Can you describe to our listeners what those are and what causes them? Can you describe Active Release Technique, or ART, a little bit to us, what that is and how that works differently than something like foam rolling, or mobility, or any of those exercises people tend to do for those either injuries or immobility? What is nerve flossing and what conditions does that process benefit? Are there certain types of warm-ups that you think are definitely not good ideas to do before a training session? And if there’s better ideas, what are some of those? You posed a question/made a statement on Facebook that you thought building stability would be more important for health and fitness than building mobility. Can you describe that a little bit for our listeners what you meant and why you think that? How would you say a do-it-yourself program like “The Full Body Fix” compares to seeing a trained chiropractor in person?’ If you do have an injury that you’re recovering from, is ART something that you have to do for life to keep that injury from re-exacerbating, or can you ever fully recover? Are there any other lifestyle factors that you see affecting injury prevention and recovery from intense workouts? Links Discussed: MyPaleoRehab.com DrScottAMills.com Follow Dr. Scott on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook Full Body Fix 2 Minute Fix TRANSCRIPT: Kelsey: Hi everyone. Welcome to episode 73 of The Ancestral RDs. I’m Kelsey Kinney and with me as always is Laura Schoenfeld. Laura: I’m still getting used to that Kelsey Kinney thing. Kelsey: I’m still getting used to it, too. Laura: Whenever you say it, I’m kind of just like, wait, what? Kelsey: Yeah, who is this? Laura: I know. It’s funny, next time I intro, you’re going to have to remind me to say that because I feel like it’s just ingrained in my head after the last four years that your Kelsey Marsksteiner. Kelsey: Oh yeah, it’s bizarre. But how are you doing, Laura? Laura: I’m good. I’m just kind of mentally trying to recover from a bit of a whirlwind travel weekend. Kelsey: Yeah. Laura: I flew up to Indiana this weekend to see my boyfriend who lives in, he’s technically in Ohio, but he’s literally the northwest corner if you look at the corner of Ohio, that is his town basically. Laura Schoenfeld and Kelsey Marksteiner no 1:07:42 Episode 72: Connecting The Science With Daily Life: Chris Masterjohn On Carbs, Sugar, And Weight Loss http://theancestralrds.com/2016/09/22/episode-72-connecting-the-science-with-daily-life-chris-masterjohn-on-carbs-sugar-and-weight-loss/ http://theancestralrds.com/2016/09/22/episode-72-connecting-the-science-with-daily-life-chris-masterjohn-on-carbs-sugar-and-weight-loss/#comments Thu, 22 Sep 2016 14:00:23 +0000 http://theancestralrds.com/?p=891 http://theancestralrds.com/2016/09/22/episode-72-connecting-the-science-with-daily-life-chris-masterjohn-on-carbs-sugar-and-weight-loss/feed/ 2 ancestral,calories,carbhohydrates,Chris Masterjohn,diet,intuitive eating,low carb,mind-body,nutrient density,nutrition,paleo,practical Thanks for joining us for episode 72 of The Ancestral RD 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! - Thanks for joining us for episode 72 of The Ancestral RD 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 very excited to be interviewing Chris Masterjohn, Ph.D. Chris Masterjohn earned his Ph.D. in Nutritional Science in 2012 from the University of Connecticut at Storrs. He served as a Postdoctoral Research Associate from 2012 to 2014 at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign where he studied interactions between vitamins A, D, and K. He is now Assistant Professor of Health and Nutrition Sciences at Brooklyn College in Brooklyn, New York where he is continuing his research on fat soluble vitamins. He has authored or co-authored 10 peer reviewed publications, and he writes an awesome blog called “The Daily Lipid” and produces a podcast by the same name. You can also follow his work on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, You Tube, and Snapchat. The amount of research, viewpoints, and tips flooding our minds about nutrition is overwhelming to say the least. If you’ve been wondering how you can possibly make sense of it all, don’t miss today’s podcast! Today Chris Masterjohn connects the science to our everyday life so we can make practical changes to positively affect our health and well being. Join us as we discuss the hot topics of carbohydrates and sugar and how you can intuitively figure out your appropriate intake in the context of your lifestyle. As a bonus, be ready to be inspired and equipped to approach weight loss by connecting to your body instead of fighting against it as Chris shares his personal weight loss story. Here are some of the questions we discussed with Chris: What do you think about the low carb bent that seems to be so prevalent in the Paleo and ancestral health community? What’s your take on sugar as a part of the diet? Do you have any thoughts about a percentage of calories from carbs that works well for most people, or even a range? Are there any take home tips for our listeners who want to lose weight but are struggling? Is there anything that worked super well for you that you feel like is important to share? Links Discussed: MyPaleoRehab.com ChrisMasterjohnPhd.com The Daily Lipid Podcast Chris' 2012 Ancestral Health Symposium presentiaton "Oxidative Stress and Carbohydrate Intolerance" Episode 23 of The Daily Lipid Podcast: "How I Lost 30 Pounds in Four Months, And How I Knew It Was Time" Men's Health article: "6 Guys With Ripped Abs Tell You Why It's Not Worth It" Danny Lennon's interveiw with Melissa Davis Follow Chris on Facebook, Instagram, You Tube, Twitter, and Snapchat TRANSCRIPT: Laura: Hi everyone. Welcome to episode 72 of the Ancestral RDs podcast. I’m Laura Schoenfeld and with me as always is Kelsey Kinney. Kelsey:  Hey guys. Laura:  We’re going to skip the intros again this week because we have a really awesome but quite long interview with a really awesome guest today, so I don’t want to waste any time blabbing on about our boring lives. But before we get to that interview, let’s hear a quick word from our sponsor. I’m really excited to have our guest on with us today. Chris Masterjohn earned his Ph.D. in Nutritional Science in 2012 from the University of Connecticut at Storrs. He served as a Postdoctoral Research Associate from 2012 to 2014 at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign…I actually don’t know how to pronounce that location… Chris: Yeah, that’s Champaign. Laura: …where he studied interactions between vitamins A, D, and K. He is now Assistant Professor of Health and Nutrition Sciences at Brooklyn College in Brooklyn, New York where he is continuing his research on fat soluble vitamins. He has authored or co-authored 10 peer reviewed publications, and he writes an awesome blog called “The Daily Lipid” and produces a podcast by the same name. Laura Schoenfeld and Kelsey Marksteiner no 1:16:35 Episode 71: How To Reclaim Your Life From Orthorexia With Maddy Moon http://theancestralrds.com/2016/09/15/episode-71-how-to-reclaim-your-life-from-orthorexia-with-maddy-moon/ http://theancestralrds.com/2016/09/15/episode-71-how-to-reclaim-your-life-from-orthorexia-with-maddy-moon/#respond Thu, 15 Sep 2016 17:35:17 +0000 http://theancestralrds.com/?p=873 http://theancestralrds.com/2016/09/15/episode-71-how-to-reclaim-your-life-from-orthorexia-with-maddy-moon/feed/ 0 body image,diets,disordered eating,fitness,Maddy Moon,orthorexia,passion,self worth Thanks for joining us for episode 71 of The Ancestral RD 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! Thanks for joining us for episode 71 of The Ancestral RD 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 thrilled to be interviewing freedom mindset coach Maddy Moon. After hiding behind fear, perfection, and a risk aversion for many years, Maddy knows what it’s like to play small, downplay your own existence, and only hope that one day it will all be worth it. Today Maddy’s mission is to help you realize the heart pounding fact that you’ve only been giving one life and every day you’re faced with a choice to either to make the most of it unapologetically, or fight against who you’re really meant to be. Her work and story has been featured in The Huffington Post, Teen Vogue, The Daily Mail, Vice, and ABC News Nightline. Maddy is the host of a top ranked podcast, “Mind Body Musings” and can be found passionately exclaiming her love for taking life by it’s golden, glittery reigns on her online space MaddyMoon.com. With the explosion of diet plans and gurus proclaiming their way of eating to be the only acceptable one, our sense of identity and value as a person can become entangled with the way we eat. Maddy Moon has lived through the exhausting fight to eat and look a certain way instead of be the person she’s really meant to be. Today hear Maddy share her personal story of orthorexia and how she overcame it to live a bold life of true purpose and power. You’ll learn tools to overcome orthorexic mindset and hear insightful tips on how to begin to reclaim your true sense of self-worth and discover innate passion in life. Here are some of the questions we discussed with Maddy:  Did you have a hard time getting on board with the idea that recovering from orthorexia was something important to do? What were some of the most powerful tools you used to overcome your orthorexia behaviors and mindset? Where do you feel like it came from for you to get that internal motivation and clarity? What would you recommend to people who just aren’t feeling aligned with what their working toward quite yet, but they know it’s the right direction to move in? Is there anything that you feel tends to be one of the more common issues that come up that people are not dealing with appropriately that is driving their disordered behavior? Do you have any tips for people about how to start to build that self-worth that is not related to the state of their body? Do you have any recommendations or tips for people who want to discover what lights them up, but they don’t even know even know where to start? If you had to tell someone who’s struggling with orthorexic behaviors and obsession with diet and exercise what they should look forward to on the other side of that, what would you say? What has it been like traveling around the world, and living in other countries, and pursuing that part of your passion? Where do you see your business going in the next couple months or years? Links Discussed: MyPaleoRehab.com MaddyMoon.com Mind Body Musings Podcast Follow Maddy on Instagram, You Tube, Twitter, and Facebook TRANSCRIPT: Kelsey: Hi everyone. Welcome to episode 71 of The Ancestral RDs. For the first time today, I’m going to be going by my new married name, which is Kelsey Kinney. I kind of was just like okay, I probably should just change everything over, even though my new website’s not ready. I changed things on my website, I’ll be changing my Facebook page soon. I’m kind of getting everything all together. It’s surprising how much of a process that is. But, I’m Kelsey Kinney and with me as always is Laura Schoenfeld. Laura: I don’t even know who you are anymore. Kelsey: I know, I’m a new person. Laura: I feel like it’s been at this point almost 5 years that we’ve been working together. Kelsey: Yes. Laura: Just now you’re name is changing. Laura Schoenfeld and Kelsey Marksteiner no 58:17 Episode 70: Ancestral Nutrition For Healthy Weight Loss While Breastfeeding http://theancestralrds.com/2016/09/08/episode-70-ancestral-nutrition-for-healthy-weight-loss-while-breastfeeding/ http://theancestralrds.com/2016/09/08/episode-70-ancestral-nutrition-for-healthy-weight-loss-while-breastfeeding/#respond Thu, 08 Sep 2016 12:00:54 +0000 http://theancestralrds.com/?p=863 http://theancestralrds.com/2016/09/08/episode-70-ancestral-nutrition-for-healthy-weight-loss-while-breastfeeding/feed/ 0 ancestral nutrition,appetite,breastfeeding,calories,carbohydrates,exercise,fat,hydration,macronutrients,nutrient density,postpartum,protein Thanks for joining us for episode 70 of The Ancestral RD 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! - Thanks for joining us for episode 70 of The Ancestral RD 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 the following question from a listener: “Hi, do you ladies have suggestions on postpartum nutrition, ancestral style? I am 12 weeks since delivering my baby and exclusively nursing, looking to lose the last 10 to 15 pounds in a healthy way. I’ve found nursing increases my appetite, especially for carbs, and I’m struggling with the right caloric balance to lose weight. I walk 10,000 steps and lift weights for 30 minutes, 2 to 3 times a week. Thanks." If you find your appetite is up and you’re craving carbs, don’t miss today’s podcast! While weight loss during breastfeeding follows similar principles as normal weight loss, there are special considerations that warrant attention. But after your baby is born, it can be a challenge to find balance in daily life, let alone your diet. Today we discuss adjusting calories and macronutrients and explain how to experiment with these ratios for safe and effective weight loss during this special postpartum period. Also hear tips on how to address other significant lifestyle factors that can impact your weight loss goals such as exercise, hydration, and stress. Here's what Laura and Kelsey will be discussing in this episode: How to adjust calorie needs for weight loss during breastfeeding Importance of ensuring appropriate caloric intake to maintain adequate amount and quality of breast milk production Why short term tracking of your diet will help you discover exactly what you’re eating and allow you to accurately adjust intake Symptoms to watch out for that signal you’re eating too low calorie Guidelines on adjusting macronutrient ratios for weight loss during breastfeeding Signs that you tolerate carbohydrates well Symptoms that signal you are not eating enough carbs Importance of experimentation with your calorie intake and macronutrient ratios to find what works best for you Tips for getting adequate water intake throughout the day Tips for increasing nutrient density when diet isn’t optimal Exercise recommendations for effective workouts when short on time Ways to improve sleep quality even when quantity is low Importance of stress management  Links Discussed: MyPaleoRehab.com Weston A. Price Foundation Wise Traditions 2016 Conference TRANSCRIPT:  Kelsey: Hi everyone. Welcome to episode 70 of The Ancestral RDs. I’m Kelsey Marksteiner and with me as always is Laura Schoenfeld. Laura: Hey everybody. Kelsey: How are you doing today, Laura? Laura: I’m good, just finishing up a pretty intense week, which part of that is because I’ve been traveling so much and I’ve tried to squeeze some extra clients on days that I don’t normally see clients. Then the other part of that is anytime that I do have “free time” I have been working on my seminar for the Weston Price Conference in November, which that’s due in I think let’s see, two weeks. No, a week and a half. Wow! Kelsey: Wow! You’re like oh crap! Laura: Well it’s funny because my mom’s presenting as well and she keeps asking me how things are going. She’s like how’s your presentation coming? I’m like I feel like presentation is really not the right word because I have six hours of material I have to create. Kelsey: Right. Laura: To be fair, I think some of that will be question and answer time and I might do some kind of break participation stuff. I don’t know, we’ll see, just to make it a little bit more interesting. Kelsey: Yeah. Laura: But I think I probably have a least 4 to 5 hours worth of material I have to curate. Kelsey: That’s a lot. Laura: Yeah, I don’t really know what I was thinking when I signed up for it because I’ve only done like a handful of live presentations, or talks, Laura Schoenfeld and Kelsey Marksteiner no 40:48 Episode 69: Rediscovering Yourself After Life Altering Health Challenges http://theancestralrds.com/2016/09/01/episode-69-rediscovering-yourself-after-life-altering-health-challenges/ http://theancestralrds.com/2016/09/01/episode-69-rediscovering-yourself-after-life-altering-health-challenges/#respond Thu, 01 Sep 2016 12:00:39 +0000 http://theancestralrds.com/?p=848 http://theancestralrds.com/2016/09/01/episode-69-rediscovering-yourself-after-life-altering-health-challenges/feed/ 0 acute illness,cancer,chronic illness,healing,health,health coach,multiple sclerosis,recovery,Sarah Ramsden Thanks for joining us for episode 69 of The Ancestral RD 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! - Thanks for joining us for episode 69 of The Ancestral RD 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 interviewing Sarah Ramsden who helps people discover and embrace theperson they have become after emerging victoriously from major illness. Sarah Ramsden is the leading Personal Coach helping people who've recovered from major health issues make the most of their second chance in life. As good as it is to feel better, life doesn’t always go back to the way it used to be. Major health issues change more than just medical records, they change you, and that’s what her work is all about. As a brain tumor survivor and someone who manages Multiple Sclerosis naturally, she knows exactly where her clients are coming from. You can find Sarah at SarahRamsden.com. Sarah has gone through the process of reclaiming her sense of self and life. Now she is helping countless others do the same. Join us today as Sarah tells her personal story, explains how she works with clients to help them discover their new identity in life, and even shares examples of practical exercises that you can try on your own. Here are some of the questions we discussed with Sarah:  Any sort of diagnosis of an illness can bring up a lot of different emotions. What do you find are the most common ones and why do these change how people view the world as they move through their diagnosis? What are some examples of areas of people’s lives that are affected? Do you find that there’s a difference in how people deal with acute or chronic illness diagnosis in how that affects their life going forward? What do you feel that your work is all about? What are you doing with people within that coaching session to help them move forward? What practical ways do you get your clients to come to the realization of what their highest values are? If someone has an environmental value that they they’re not in alignment with currently and they really can’t do anything about it right now in the sense of doing something major,  what is something that someone can do to really help them live more in alignment with that in the meantime? How do you feel like social relationships change and play a part in recovering after an illness? Can relationships during the healing process change effectively afterwards? Is there a way to help move the relationship in the direction that they feel it needs to go towards? What cool things do people have to look forward to seeing from you in the future? Links Discussed: MyPaleoRehab.com SarahRamsden.com The Top 10 Signs Your health Issues Have Changed You  24 Tips To Fight The Fear Of Relapse Follow Sarah on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter TRANSCRIPT: Laura: Hi everyone. Welcome to episode 69 of The Ancestral RDs Podcast. I’m Laura Schoenfeld and over there is Kelsey Marksteiner. Kelsey: Hi guys. Laura: We have a really great guest for you today, so we’re going to skip over all the boring updates that Kelsey and I might try to eke out for you guys because not a lot has been going on for us lately. But before we get started with the interview, let’s hear a quick word from our sponsor. Alright. I’m really excited to have our guest on with us today. Sarah Ramsden is the leading Personal Coach helping people who've recovered from major health issues make the most of their second chance in life. As good as it is to feel better, life doesn’t always go back to the way it used to be. Major health issues change more than just medical records, they change you, and that’s what her work is all about. As a brain tumor survivor and someone who manages Multiple Sclerosis naturally, she knows exactly where her clients are coming from. You can find Sarah at SarahRamsden.com. Welcome to the show, Sarah! Sarah: Thank you, ladies. Laura Schoenfeld and Kelsey Marksteiner no 44:50 Episode 68: Cutting Through The Paleo Dogma With Diane Sanfilippo http://theancestralrds.com/2016/08/25/episode-68-cutting-through-the-paleo-dogma-with-diane-sanfilippo/ http://theancestralrds.com/2016/08/25/episode-68-cutting-through-the-paleo-dogma-with-diane-sanfilippo/#respond Thu, 25 Aug 2016 12:00:36 +0000 http://theancestralrds.com/?p=836 http://theancestralrds.com/2016/08/25/episode-68-cutting-through-the-paleo-dogma-with-diane-sanfilippo/feed/ 0 21 Day Sugar Detox,Balanced Bites,carbohydrates,Diane Sanfilippo,diet,dogma,experimentation,fat,paleo,Practical Paleo,protein Thanks for joining us for episode 68 of The Ancestral RD 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 s to answer it on the show! - Thanks for joining us for episode 68 of The Ancestral RD 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 s to answer it on the show! Today we are excited to be interviewing Diane Sanfilippo whose guidance through her programs, books, and social media presence empowers people to navigate a personalized journey of developing awareness of their own path to health. Diane Sanfilippo is the owner and founder of Balanced Bites, a certified Nutrition Consultant, and two-time New York Times bestselling author of Practical Paleo, The 21-Day Sugar Detox, and co-author of Mediterranean Paleo Cooking. Diane holds a B.S. from Syracuse University and is certified in holistic nutrition from Bauman College, holistic lifestyle coaching from the CHEK Institute, and Poliquin BioSignature Modulation. She writes for her popular health blog - balancedbites.com - and is co-host of the top-rated weekly health podcast, "The Balanced Bites Podcast," available free from iTunes. On September 6th, 2016, Diane will release an updated and expanded 2nd edition of her runaway hit Practical Paleo which has sold over half a million copies and spent a total of 97 weeks on the New York Times bestsellers list. Diane lives in San Francisco with her husband, Scott, and two fur kids. Today Diane is sharing her experience in forging her own path through Paleo dogma to find what works best for her despite the noise of naysayers and critics. You’ll hear Diane's refreshing perspective in an arena crowded with conflicting rules and advice as she discusses her own dietary experimentation and how her diet has evolved among the changes in life. Also be sure to catch information about Diane's exciting updates to the second edition of Practical Paleo and where to catch up with her at different tour locations! Here are some of the question we discussed with Diane: What did it take to get you to the point where you decided you're going to do whatever works for you, and if that means people are going be upset or confused, it’s okay because honesty is more important than sticking to Paleo dogma? What kind of dietary experiments have you personally done lately? Have you had bad experiences with some of these dietary experiments? Is there anything that has stuck from a permanent perspective when you’re not on dietary plans? Are there changes that you just now follow even when you’re just eating on the fly? What kind of new things can your readers expect from the new edition of Practical Paleo? Links Discussed: MyPaleoRehab.com BalancedBites.com Balanced Bites Podcast Practical Paleo, 2nd Edition Mediterranean Paleo Cooking 21-Day Sugar Detox Follow Diane on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, and YouTube TRANSCRIPT: Kelsey: Hi everyone. Welcome to episode 68 of the Ancestral RDs. I’m Kelsey Marksteiner and with me as always is Laura Schoenfeld. Laura: Hey, everybody. Kelsey: Today we are really excited to have a very special guest. I’m sure a lot of you know her; Diane Sanfilippo. We’ll just jump right into talking with her today. But before we do, here’s a word from our sponsor. Laura: Alright. I’m really excited to be introducing our interview guest today. Diane Sanfilippo is the owner and founder of Balanced Bites, a certified Nutrition Consultant, and two-time New York Times bestselling author of Practical Paleo, The 21-Day Sugar Detox, and co-author of Mediterranean Paleo Cooking. Diane holds a Bachelor of Science from Syracuse University and is certified in holistic nutrition from Bauman College, holistic lifestyle coaching from the CHEK Institute, and Poliquin BioSignature Modulation. She writes for her popular health blog balancedbites.com and is co-host of the top-rated weekly health podcast, "The Balanced Bites Podcast," available free on iTunes. On September 6th of this year, Laura Schoenfeld and Kelsey Marksteiner no 1:02:41 Episode 67: How Often Should You Indulge In Dessert? http://theancestralrds.com/2016/08/18/episode-67-how-often-should-you-indulge-in-dessert/ http://theancestralrds.com/2016/08/18/episode-67-how-often-should-you-indulge-in-dessert/#respond Thu, 18 Aug 2016 12:00:38 +0000 http://theancestralrds.com/?p=822 http://theancestralrds.com/2016/08/18/episode-67-how-often-should-you-indulge-in-dessert/feed/ 0 calories,carbohydrates,cravings,dessert,restriction,rules,sugar,sweets,treats,values Thanks for joining us for episode 67 of The Ancestral RD 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! - Thanks for joining us for episode 67 of The Ancestral RD 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 the following question from a listener: “I really enjoy desserts. Is it better to have a treat each day, or set aside a few days a week to indulge? What is a general rule of thumb for how much of a treat to have, for example one cupcake, or a small ice cream cone; and the estimated caloric value, for example 200 calories a day dedicated to treats versus 400 calories for 3 or 4 days a week?” Whether it's our favorite ice cream or just a cookie, dessert for some of us can be the best part of the meal! Are you satisfied indulging every once in a while, or do you avoid sweet treats knowing you will devour the entire box of cookies? Join us today as we discuss how to discover your own personalized approach to dessert intake. We’ll be talking about the importance of knowing how your body reacts to sweets, explaining how making values-based decisions can be more effective than creating rules around indulging, and even sharing our personal experience with sweet treats. Here's what Laura and Kelsey will be discussing in this episode: Why there is no general rule or calculation to the frequency or amount of dessert you should consume Laura and Kelsey’s personal experiences with sugar intake and desserts How paying attention to how your body reacts to sweet treats will help you determine how often you indulge The pros and cons of short term sugar restriction for people who have difficulty controlling sugar intake The importance of eating adequate calories and carbohydrates in reducing sugar cravings The value of working with a nutrition professional to objectively evaluate your dietary intake How factors involved in the preparation and quality of a dessert can influence how much you eat of the treat Why approaching treat intake as a values-based decision as situations arise can be more effective than creating rules around dessert Links Discussed: MyPaleoRehab.com TRANSCRIPT:  Laura: Hi everyone. Welcome to episode 67 of The Ancestral RDs podcast. I’m Laura Schoenfeld and with me as always is Kelsey Marksteiner. Kelsey: Hey guys. Laura: We haven’t recorded in a little bit. We did a little bit of a two in day recording set up for a little bit because I’ve been traveling, and maybe Kelsey’s been having kind of a normal schedule. But, any updates that have happened since our last recording, Kelsey? Kelsey: My life is pretty boring, but I did go camping. That was really nice. Laura: Oh yeah! Kelsey: Yeah, to kind of like reset, and oh man, saw the Milky Way. It was beautiful. It was awesome. That was really fun and I feel a little bit refreshed which is very nice. But other than that, life is kind of boring. Laura: Did you get to see any shooting stars? Kelsey: I did, I think I counted five that I saw. Laura: Five? Kelsey: Yeah. Laura: Because we’re in this shooting star zone right now and I didn’t even know this, but I was in Ohio visiting my boyfriend for the last, I don’t know, week and a half or something. And one of the nights we were driving home from a baseball game I was like the stars look really cool tonight, let’s go out and look at them because middle of nowhere Ohio, I feel like that’s going to be better star gazing than downtown Raleigh where I live. It was funny, we were out in his truck bed just looking at the stars getting used to the darkness and I kind of jokingly said oh now I just want to see a shooting star and it’ll be perfect. Literally, I want to say like a minute after I said that, I saw the brightest shooting start I’ve ever seen in my entire life. Kelsey: Wow! Laura: It was insane. I just kind of was like, oh my gosh! Is that seriously, was that a shooting star? Laura Schoenfeld and Kelsey Marksteiner no 40:53 Episode 66: Protein Intake And Adrenal Fatigue – How Much Is Too Much? http://theancestralrds.com/2016/08/11/episode-66-protein-intake-and-adrenal-fatigue-how-much-is-too-much/ http://theancestralrds.com/2016/08/11/episode-66-protein-intake-and-adrenal-fatigue-how-much-is-too-much/#comments Thu, 11 Aug 2016 12:00:41 +0000 http://theancestralrds.com/?p=812 http://theancestralrds.com/2016/08/11/episode-66-protein-intake-and-adrenal-fatigue-how-much-is-too-much/feed/ 2 adrenal fatigue,carbohydrates,excess,HPA axis dysfunction,insomnia,protein,starch,vegetables Thanks for joining us for episode 66 of The Ancestral RD 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! - Thanks for joining us for episode 66 of The Ancestral RD 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... Laura Schoenfeld and Kelsey Marksteiner no 33:13 Episode 65: How To Restore Gut Motility To Ease Constipation http://theancestralrds.com/2016/08/04/episode-65-how-to-restore-gut-motility-to-ease-constipation/ http://theancestralrds.com/2016/08/04/episode-65-how-to-restore-gut-motility-to-ease-constipation/#comments Thu, 04 Aug 2016 12:00:54 +0000 http://theancestralrds.com/?p=803 http://theancestralrds.com/2016/08/04/episode-65-how-to-restore-gut-motility-to-ease-constipation/feed/ 1 ancestral,bacteria,calories,carbohydrates,constipation,diet,digestive enzymes,fiber,gut motility,insoluble,laxatives,microbiome Thanks for joining us for episode 65 of The Ancestral RD 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! - Thanks for joining us for episode 65 of The Ancestral RD 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... Laura Schoenfeld and Kelsey Marksteiner no 54:03 Episode 64: Is Bacon Healthy? http://theancestralrds.com/2016/07/27/episode-64-is-bacon-healthy/ http://theancestralrds.com/2016/07/27/episode-64-is-bacon-healthy/#comments Wed, 27 Jul 2016 23:20:04 +0000 http://theancestralrds.com/?p=789 http://theancestralrds.com/2016/07/27/episode-64-is-bacon-healthy/feed/ 2 ancestral,bacon,cancer,carcinogens,cholesterol,cooking,diet,heart disease,monounsaturated fat,nitrates,nitrites,paleo Thanks for joining us for episode 64 of The Ancestral RD 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! Thanks for joining us for episode 64 of The Ancestral RD 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 the following question from a listener: “Hi, I love your podcast. Is bacon healthy? The Paleo and Ancestral people say yes, but what about all that cholesterol?” Bacon is a highly debated food with proponents on seemingly polar opposite sides. On one side we hear to enjoy it freely from breakfast to dessert. Who here has had chocolate covered bacon? On the other side we hear warnings to avoid it at all costs. Many of us want to know, what’s the real deal with bacon? Join us today as we share insight to help you decide if bacon should be on your breakfast plate. We clear up confusion about cholesterol and saturated fat, discuss bacon’s role in cancer risk, and give tips on how to enjoy bacon while minimizing potential health risks. Here's what Laura and Kelsey will be discussing in this episode: The surprising truth about the effect dietary cholesterol has on blood cholesterol The amount of cholesterol actually in bacon The ratio of fat in bacon Clearing up the confusion about saturated fat and its relationship to heart disease Processed meats and the risk of cancer Why you may not be avoiding nitrates when you buy bacon labeled “nitrate free” Why burnt or charred meat is a bigger risk factor for cancer than nitrates How to cook bacon to reduce carcinogens The importance of not stressing over eating less than ideal foods in moderation How high quality bacon from pastured animals is better protected from the cooking process Why bacon can be part of a healthy diet when considered in relation to other lifestyle factors Links Discussed: KettleAndFire.com - Use the code AncestralRDs for a 15% discount off your first order of Kettle and Fire bone broth! TRANSCRIPT: Kelsey: Hi everyone. Welcome to episode 64 of the Ancestral RDs. I’m Kelsey Marksteiner and with me as always is Laura Schoenfeld. Laura: Hi everyone. Kelsey: Hey Laura. How are you doing? Laura: I’m quite tired. I feel like both of us are on the same page with our exhaustion levels. Kelsey: Yes, very much so. Laura: Although yours may be a little bit more reasonable than me just being tired because I chose to stay up too late for the last two weeks. Why don’t you tell us about your trip to Canada? Kelsey: Sure. I was in Quebec City. They have a big music festival every year that goes for ten or eleven days. I was there from….let’s see, we drove up there on Friday and then I left on the following Sunday. I was there for over a week. I guess that’s about ten days. It was really fun, but basically what it entailed is being out super late every night going to these concerts. There’s nothing during the day really. All the concerts are at night and some of them even go until 1 – 1:30 in the morning. I didn’t do too many of the super late concert nights, but I did do a couple. Otherwise, it was just a bunch of family for me there as well. Even if we didn’t go to a concert, we’d be hanging out after the concerts and staying up late. My body is just totally messed up right now because I am so not used to doing that. Basically we would go to concerts, hang out, go to bed at like 1 or 2 in the morning, and then wake up at 11 every day, and go eat breakfast, and hang out around the town and stuff. I’m trying to get back into the swing of things, which can be hard once your body is adjusted to that sort of schedule. I’m exhausted, so it’s easy to go to sleep. But for me, I’m the kind of person that even if I go to bed at a normal time if I’m really tired, I’ll just sleep for a really long time. Laura: Mm hmm. Kelsey: That’s been a little tough to start waking up at a normal time again. Laura: Yeah. Kelsey: Hopefully it’ll get better. Laura Schoenfeld and Kelsey Marksteiner no 36:36 Episode 63: Increasing Carbohydrates To Fuel Athletes With Digestive Conditions http://theancestralrds.com/2016/07/21/episode-63-increasing-carbohydrates-to-fuel-athletes-with-digestive-conditions/ http://theancestralrds.com/2016/07/21/episode-63-increasing-carbohydrates-to-fuel-athletes-with-digestive-conditions/#respond Thu, 21 Jul 2016 12:00:22 +0000 http://theancestralrds.com/?p=780 http://theancestralrds.com/2016/07/21/episode-63-increasing-carbohydrates-to-fuel-athletes-with-digestive-conditions/feed/ 0 calories,carbohydrates,celiac disease,digestion,endurance,exercise,gluten free,grains,low carb,macronutrients,over training,paleo Thanks for joining us for episode 63 of The Ancestral RD 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! Thanks for joining us for episode 63 of The Ancestral RD 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 the following question from a listener: “I have celiac disease and I find that a low carb Paleo eating style works for my digestion. However, I’m an avid mountain biker, skier, backpacker, climber, hiker, etc., and I wonder how many carbs I should eat in a day, or perhaps just my active days with endurance exercise being from 2 to 6 hours a day. My carb intake right now comes mostly from fruit. When should I eat these carbs? Evening before, during, or after for muscle recovery? On that same note, what foods and/or meals do you recommend for muscle recovery? Thanks.” Endurance exercise requires a high level of nutrition for fuel and recovery. Following a low carb Paleo diet while engaging in endurance activities such as hiking or mountain biking may be causing more harm than good. Join us today to learn the importance of adequate carbohydrate and caloric intake in relation to activity. You'll see that it is possible to fuel your activity without inflaming your digestion! Here's what Laura and Kelsey will be discussing in this episode: The necessity for adequate carbohydrate and caloric intake in relation to your activity level The role microbial balance plays in digesting carbohydrates Observed differences in carbohydrate tolerance with digestive issues How gluten free grains could affect digestion in people with celiac disease while other forms of carbohydrates are well tolerated How the amount of calories and macronutrient ratio depends on type type and intensity of activity The different benefits to eating before and/or after exercise Why caloric amount is more important than meal timing and macronutrient ratios when engaging in super long endurance activity The difficulty in achieving calorie goals to properly fuel your body for endurance activity when on a low carb Paleo diet Possible causes of digestive distress when eating carbohydrates How to tell if your digestive symptoms when eating carbohydrates are normal or something to be investigated The contribution stress from over training and under eating has on digestion and overall health Links Discussed: KettleAndFire.com - Use the code AncestralRDs for a 15% discount off your first order of Kettle and Fire bone broth! TRANSCRIPT: Laura: Hey everyone. Welcome to episode 63 of The Ancestral RDs podcast. I’m Laura Schoenfeld and over there is Kelsey Marksteiner. Kelsey: Hey guys. Laura: Over there being in Brooklyn, New York. Or not Brooklyn, I’m sorry. Astoria. Kelsey: You do it every time, Laura. Laura: Do I? Oh my gosh. Kelsey: I feel like you think I live in Brooklyn every time we talk about it, even though you visited me. Laura: All of those New York boroughs are all the same to me. Kelsey: All the same. Yeah, fair enough, fair enough. Laura: I hear your new apartment has a pretty nice backyard type of situation. Kelsey: Yes, and I’ve been totally overwhelmed with what to do with it. Then I remembered, or actually I posted on Facebook or something and Steph from Stupid Easy Paleo recommended that I revisit Diana Rodgers book Homegrown Paleo because just looking at my garden, even Googling stuff, I was like I have no idea what I’m doing. I don’t known even the first thing I should even do at this point. She has a little section in her book about growing your own food and it was super helpful. I actually have to send her a note and thank her for writing such a helpful piece in there because for me, I have a total black thumb. I really, really suck at growing anything and I was very nervous to start because I felt like if I didn’t do it right I was just going to kill everything, which is probably true. Laura Schoenfeld and Kelsey Marksteiner no 37:26 Episode 62: Hacking The Autoimmune Paleo Diet: Taking A Personalized Approach To Ease The Stress http://theancestralrds.com/2016/07/14/episode-62-the-autoimmune-paleo-diet-taking-a-personalized-approach-to-ease-the-stress/ http://theancestralrds.com/2016/07/14/episode-62-the-autoimmune-paleo-diet-taking-a-personalized-approach-to-ease-the-stress/#comments Thu, 14 Jul 2016 17:00:27 +0000 http://theancestralrds.com/?p=762 http://theancestralrds.com/2016/07/14/episode-62-the-autoimmune-paleo-diet-taking-a-personalized-approach-to-ease-the-stress/feed/ 2 autoimmune disease,Autoimmune Paleo Diet,budget,Cyrex,dairy,eggs,elimination diet,emotions,grains,HPA axis dysfunction,orthorexia,paleo Thanks for joining us for episode 62 of The Ancestral RD 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! - Thanks for joining us for episode 62 of The Ancestral RD 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 the following question from a listener: “Can you suggest an alternative plan for trying Autoimmune Paleo that will be effective in identifying food sensitivities? I have HPA axis dysfunction and am a recovering orthorexic. It would be very difficult from a stress and financial perspective, as well as calorie needs perspective to cut eggs, dairy (I eat raw milk and conventional organic cheese, kefir and yogurt), grains (I eat quinoa and buckwheat), nightshades (white potatoes are a good starch for me), and nuts, and seeds all at once. Cutting dairy and eggs at the same time would be especially tough. Can you suggest a plan for elimination and reintroduction for my situation that would alleviate the stress and strict limits, yet also accomplish the goal of finding intolerances and healing any leaky gut? I am not currently diagnosed with an autoimmune disorder, but I do have recurring skin issues that may be autoimmune in nature. Thanks.” Do you want to try an Autoimmune Paleo diet but are overwhelmed just thinking about it? You've come to the right place! Many people understandably rethink the idea when faced with considering the possible stress on their lifestyle. An elimination diet such as Autoimmune Paleo is good way to determine if a food sensitivity could be contributing to a health condition. At the same time, diets are not once size fits all and the best way to apply them largely depends on the person and his/her current lifestyle factors. Listen today as we share insight into approaches that can lessen the stress involved with the Autoimmune Paleo diet and discuss other significant but often overlooked variables that could be affecting a health condition regardless of diet. Here's what Laura and Kelsey will be discussing in this episode: The importance of considering the pros and cons of a restrictive diet like Autoimmune Paleo Ways to reduce financial, mental, and other stress on your lifestyle while going on an elimination diet How being on a restrictive diet like Autoimmune Paleo for too long is not optimal, especially when dealing with orthorexia Benefits of reducing foods one at a time when beginning an elimination diet Why skin problems make it hard to gauge progress on an elimination diet Strategy for slowly removing possible problematic foods from your diet Strategy for the reintroduction phase of the diet The value of specialized testing in taking the guesswork out of experimentation and avoiding the stress associated with an elimination diet Other significant but overlooked variables that may be contributing to your condition regardless of diet Importance of gaining perspective on other stressors in your life that may be priority to address before considering an elimination diet The benefits of working with a nutrition professional to help you through the process from determining if the Autoimmune Paleo Diet is a wise choice for you to navigating the diet according to your individual needs Links Discussed: KettleAndFire.com - Use the code AncestralRDs for a 15% discount off your first order of Kettle and Fire bone broth! Episode 53 of the Ancestral RDs Podcast includes a discussion of  managing the expense of eating to heal and provides tips to maximize nutrient intake while on a tight budget. TRANSCRIPT: Kelsey: Hi everyone. Welcome to episode 62 of The Ancestral RDs. I’m Kelsey Marksteiner and with me as always is Laura Schoenfeld. Laura: Hey everybody. Kelsey: How are you doing today, Laura? Laura: Oh good, just recovering from a pretty exciting week in Nashville on vacation, which was awesome. Kelsey: I know, I saw some of your Instagram posts. It looked so fun. Laura Schoenfeld and Kelsey Marksteiner no 47:39 Episode 61: How To Adjust Your Macronutrient Percentages When Increasing Carbohydrate Intake http://theancestralrds.com/2016/07/07/episode-61-how-to-adjust-your-macronutrient-percentages-when-increasing-carbohydrate-intake/ http://theancestralrds.com/2016/07/07/episode-61-how-to-adjust-your-macronutrient-percentages-when-increasing-carbohydrate-intake/#respond Thu, 07 Jul 2016 18:15:38 +0000 http://theancestralrds.com/?p=750 http://theancestralrds.com/2016/07/07/episode-61-how-to-adjust-your-macronutrient-percentages-when-increasing-carbohydrate-intake/feed/ 0 carbohydrates,diet,fat,low carb,macronutrients,percentages,protein,transition,weight loss Thanks for joining us for episode 61 of The Ancestral RD 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! - Thanks for joining us for episode 61 of The Ancestral RD 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 the following question from a listener: “Hey Laura and Kelsey. In a recent podcast you mention trying a higher carb diet for a bit to improve symptoms and possibly even encourage weight loss. If you have someone who’s been on a lower carb diet, where do you typically recommend starting with macro percentages? I know the point is simply to not be so afraid of carbs, but if you were diving deeper to see if mixing up macros would help, where would you start?” You’ve most likely heard us talk about the benefits of switching from a low carb diet to a moderate or higher carb diet. But you may be left wondering how to start making what may feel like pretty significant transition. Often there's uncertainty about how much carbohydrate to add back in to your diet as well as concerns about the physical and mental adjustment involved. If you are working with clients, or are somebody who is are unsure about transitioning yourself from a low carb diet, you’ll definitely want to listen to today’s podcast. Join us today we discuss the importance of individuality in determining macronutrient ratios, give general guidelines of how to make the adjustment to eating more carbohydrates, and share why it’s important to allow your body to acclimate to any significant dietary change. Here's what Laura and Kelsey will be discussing in this episode: General recommendations for percentage of calories from carbohydrates based on Laura and Kelsey’s experience increasing carbs in their client’s diets The importance of individualization when it comes to calculating appropriate macro percentages Pros and cons of either slowly increasing carbs in your diet or quickly making the switch to a higher carb diet Importance of giving your body time to acclimate to significant changes in your diet The double standard involved in switching the percentage of carbs in your diet The physical and mental challenges associated with the transition to increasing carbs in your diet The importance of adjusting fat percentage along with carbs when the goal is weight loss Why it can be helpful to work with a nutrition professional to guide you through transitioning to a higher carb diet Sources of carbohydrates that will allow you to reach your carb goals on a whole foods diet How a moderate to higher carb diet tends to work better than a low carb diet  for the majority of people Links Discussed: KettleAndFire.com - Use the code AncestralRDs for a 15% discount off your first order of Kettle and Fire bone broth! TRANSCRIPT: Laura: Hey everyone. Welcome to episode 61 of the Ancestral RDs Podcast. I’m Laura Schoenfeld and over there is Kelsey Marksteiner. Kelsey: Hey guys. Laura: So Kelsey, I hear that you have recently joined a different gym than you were working out at the last time we talked about it. So how’s that been going? Kelsey: It’s been going great actually. So just a little bit of background for those who haven’t been keeping up with my life details, I was in Massachusetts in the earlier part of this year and when I was there I started working pretty much one on one with a coach in the area to learn how to start power lifting. I’ve never really done any of it before so that was a really experience. It was awesome to work one on one with someone who is looking at my form and all that good stuff. Then when I came back to New York, I was actually having a fairly difficult time finding a place to do power lifting because a lot of the places that have the type of equipment I needed were more like CrossFit gyms. There weren’t just gyms that had the equipment but were open to people doing other stuff other than CrossFit. Laura Schoenfeld and Kelsey Marksteiner no 50:04 Episode 60: Why Variety Is Important For A Healthy Diet http://theancestralrds.com/2016/06/30/episode-60-why-variety-is-important-for-a-healthy-diet/ http://theancestralrds.com/2016/06/30/episode-60-why-variety-is-important-for-a-healthy-diet/#respond Thu, 30 Jun 2016 12:00:42 +0000 http://theancestralrds.com/?p=741 http://theancestralrds.com/2016/06/30/episode-60-why-variety-is-important-for-a-healthy-diet/feed/ 0 diet,diversity,enjoyment,environment,food,food system,gut bacteria,gut health,microbiome,restriction,toxins,tube feeds Thanks for joining us for episode 60 of The Ancestral RD 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! - Thanks for joining us for episode 60 of The Ancestral RD 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 the following question from a listener: “In an earlier podcast, you said it was very important to have a wide variety of foods in one’s diet. Could you explain why we need variety?” Do you find yourself buying the same foods at the grocery store week after week and eating basically the same foods day after day? Many of us have a tendency to stick the same foods for the sake of convenience or due to a restrictive diet. We often find ourselves in a food rut as a result. You’ve probably heard the phrase "variety is the spice of life." But when it comes to our diet, is variety really that big of a deal?  Join us today as we talk about why food variety is important to health and share how balance and diversity in food choices can cultivate a healthy enjoyment of eating. Here's what Laura and Kelsey will be discussing in this episode: How lack of variety in the diet makes it difficult to get the different types and amounts of micronutrients you need Laura’s work with real food recipes for tube feeds How the microbiome is affected by the diversity, and lack thereof, of foods in your diet The other components of plant foods that feed your gut bacteria besides fiber How often you should diversify the foods in your diet to avoid problematic effects on gut bacteria When lack of variety leads to under eating How to add diversity to your diet even within the context of restricting certain foods due to a health condition How eating too much of the same foods can lead to excess exposure of natural toxins and compounds in foods The effect of our current food system on food diversity and how your choices can influence both your health and the health of the environment How lack of variety in our diet can impact enjoyment in eating and thereby enjoyment in other areas of life as well The importance of balance in eating for health and eating for pure pleasure to cultivate a healthy enjoyment of a variety of foods Links Discussed: KettleAndFire.com - Use the code AncestralRDs for a 15% discount off your first order of Kettle and Fire bone broth! TRANSCRIPT: Kelsey: Hi everyone. Welcome to episode 60 of the Ancestral RDs. I’m Kelsey Marksteiner and with me as always is Laura Schoenfeld. Laura: Hi everyone. Kelsey: How are you doing today, Laura? Laura: Good. Just had a pretty busy weekend with some work on my new branding that’s going to be hopefully coming up in the next…well I’d like to say soon, but it seems every time I talk about it it’s soon. So hopefully this summer at some point I’ll be making that transition. I did a video shoot with a friend of mine and her husband who they’re like amateur photographer, videographers. They don’t have a business or anything, but they’re pretty good at it. So I paid them to help me create a video for my site. Kelsey: Cool. Laura: Yeah. It was super stressful because I mean you and I have been doing this podcasting thing for I guess like two years at this point? Kelsey: Yeah. Laura: When we first started doing podcasts it was super nerve wracking and we were really awkward, or at least I was super awkward. I don’t know if you felt really awkward. Kelsey: We were both awkward. Laura: There was so much nerves involved. I feel like you just get used to doing stuff and things get easier as you do them more and more. Kelsey: Yeah. Laura: And I’ve done a few video interviews, which I’m usually nervous during those as well, but there’s something about having a specific script that you want to portray and trying to do it in a way that’s very succinct and…. Kelsey: Natural? Laura: Yeah well natural but also like using specific words and not repeating yourself, Laura Schoenfeld and Kelsey Marksteiner no 55:41 Episode 59: How Prioritizing Social Relationships Above Diet Improves Health http://theancestralrds.com/2016/06/23/episode-59-how-prioritizing-social-relationships-above-diet-improves-health/ http://theancestralrds.com/2016/06/23/episode-59-how-prioritizing-social-relationships-above-diet-improves-health/#comments Thu, 23 Jun 2016 12:00:25 +0000 http://theancestralrds.com/?p=724 http://theancestralrds.com/2016/06/23/episode-59-how-prioritizing-social-relationships-above-diet-improves-health/feed/ 1 Dallas Hartwig,diet,family,friends,health,isolation,lifestyle,lonlieness,More Social Less Media,relationships,restriction,social Thanks for joining us for episode 59 of The Ancestral RD 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! - Thanks for joining us for episode 59 of The Ancestral RD 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 discussing the often overlooked but significant role social relationships play in recovering and maintaining health. Have you ever turned down hanging out with friends or family because of your diet? Or maybe you’ve just used diet as an excuse? You may be thinking the best thing for health is to focus on diet, and besides, that’s what social media is for, right? Today’s podcast is sure to to shed much needed light on these topics. Join us today as we discuss our opinions about how important diet is to health, share our personal stories about the influence social relationships have in our lives, and share research showing the impact social relationships have on health. Here's what Laura and Kelsey will be discussing in this episode: Laura and Kelsey’s opinions about how important diet is to overall health in relation to other lifestyle factors How dietary dogma and taking diet too seriously can be costly to social relationships The significant influence prioritizing social relationships has on recovering health and long term maintenance of health Discussion of a meta-analysis showing the influence of social relationships on mortality risk The effect of social media on relationships and personal well-being How Dallas Hartwig’s new program More Social Less Media can help you evaluate your social practices and how you use social media Laura and Kelsey’s personal stories of the impact their social relationships have had on their health and lives Social isolation caused by dietary restrictions When diet is used as an excuse to not socialize due to fear of forming and maintaining friendships The risk and effort involved in friendships Importance of creating boundaries with work time and personal time Links Discussed: KettleAndFire.com - Use the code AncestralRDs for a 15% discount off your first order of Kettle and Fire bone broth! Social Relationships and Mortality Risk: A Meta-analytic Review Dallas Hartwig's More Social Less Media TRANSCRIPT:  Laura: Hey everyone. Welcome to episode 59 of the Ancestral RDs podcast. I’m Laura Schoenfeld and with me is the new Kelsey Kinney! Kelsey: Hi guys. Laura: Are we calling you Kelsey Kinney yet? Kelsey: Not yet. Laura: Not yet? Kelsey: I want to have my website up with the new name and branding and everything, and that’s been taking a lot longer than it was supposed to. So for now at least for business stuff I’m holding off on it, but I just switched over my personal email today to my new email address which is kind of exciting. Laura: Yay! Kelsey: Yeah. Laura: Well it’s legally binding now that your last name is Kinney. Kelsey: Right. Exactly. Got to stick with it. Laura: We can still call you Marksteiner as long as you want us to. Kelsey: Yeah. So this weekend was really fun. We kind of did things a little bit differently than probably most people have their wedding. We did small, intimate gathering at a hotel in New York City with just our immediate family. Everybody came and stayed at the hotel with us, and we had the penthouse suite which had this outdoor patio area with a big, rustic, lovely looking table that just barely fit all of us there. There was 11 of us total. We brought food in. There was this place in Astoria where we live called Arepas Café and it’s a Venezuelan type of dish that’s like a corn…it’s almost like a corn pita bread kind of thing. It’s all corn though and you have all these slow cooked meats in there, and plantains, and stuff. So we brought that because it’s like our favorite thing here. Everybody ate dinner and then it actually started raining and we were outside with no cover. But it wasn’t supposed to rain a lot. Laura Schoenfeld and Kelsey Marksteiner no 1:03:04 Episode 58: Sugar In Kombucha And Hormones In Meat – Is Avoidance Necessary? http://theancestralrds.com/2016/06/16/episode-58-sugar-in-kombucha-and-hormones-in-meat-is-avoidance-necessary/ http://theancestralrds.com/2016/06/16/episode-58-sugar-in-kombucha-and-hormones-in-meat-is-avoidance-necessary/#respond Thu, 16 Jun 2016 12:00:13 +0000 http://theancestralrds.com/?p=708 http://theancestralrds.com/2016/06/16/episode-58-sugar-in-kombucha-and-hormones-in-meat-is-avoidance-necessary/feed/ 0 bacteria,beef,diet,estrogen,fear,food choice,hormones,individuality,kombucha,meat,pork,probiotics Thanks for joining us for episode 58 of The Ancestral RD 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! - Thanks for joining us for episode 58 of The Ancestral RD 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 the following two questions from listeners: “Is kombucha good or bad? I hear so much good about it, but I’m hesitant because of its sugar content. I was told that the bacteria eat the sugar. Is this true?” “My doctor told me to stop eating beef and pork due to estrogen content. I can eat chicken and turkey only, organic and preferably pastured. I’m starting to get really bored of the limitations. I’m also worried that the poultry throws off fatty the acid balance in favor of omega 6 while eliminating a potential source of omega 3s in the grass fed beef.” Most of us have avoided a certain food for one reason or another, either by a health practitioner’s recommendation or of our own accord. Often it’s due to fear surrounding one singular aspect of the food, such as sugar, without regard to the food as a whole. Sometimes the restriction is not necessary or even helpful. Today we address the concerns with sugar in kombucha and hormones in meat, specifically beef and pork. Are these legitimate reasons to avoid this potentially health promoting food and drink? Listen now to also hear about the importance of being confident in your ability to discern which foods work for you. Here's what Laura and Kelsey will be discussing in this episode: Why the sugar content in kombucha should not be a reason to avoid it Reasons to moderate your intake of kombucha How different types of bacteria and yeast in kombucha may not agree with everyone Questions to ask yourself when deciding on any food or drink Consequences of restricting types of meat in your diet How to minimize hormone exposure in the meat you consume How being restrictive and stressing about food choices has an impact on hormone balance Why dietary recommendations from health practicioners may not always be best for your individual needs The importance of critical thinking, questioning, and following intuition when it comes to dietary recommendations Why working with a nutrition practitioner can guide you through a personalized approach to your diet leading to less restriction and more confidence in your decision making about food Links Discussed: KettleAndFire.com - Use the code AncestralRDs for a 15% discount off your first order of Kettle and Fire bone broth! TRANSCRIPT:  Kelsey: Hi everyone. Welcome to episode 58 of the Ancestral RDs. I’m Kelsey Marksteiner and with me as always is Laura Schoenfeld. Laura: Hey, Kelsey. Kelsey: Hey, how’s it going? Laura: Good. I know you have a lot of things happening in your life right now. I feel like I don’t have as much to update people on as you do. Kelsey: Yes, I know. Well finally found an apartment, which is super exciting. Laura: Yay, keys in hand! Kelsey: I know. I was telling Laura last time before we got on the call that we had signed a lease but until you literally have keys in your hand in New York City, it’s like anything can happen. So didn’t want to update until I actually had keys in my hand. Actually now I am in the apartment. We moved in this past weekend. It was kind of crazy because we had signed the lease, got keys, then we had pretty much less than a week to pack up everything because we hadn’t even started packing since we wanted to really find a place that we were going to move to before we even gave our landlord notice that we were leaving from our current place. Laura: Mm hmm. Kelsey: Yeah, rough week last week. We would finished working, and then just pack all night, go to bed, wake up, and start the whole process over again. Not a lot of downtime unfortunately. Laura: Yeah moving is really hard. I’m so glad I haven’t have to do it in a while. Kelsey: Yeah. Laura Schoenfeld and Kelsey Marksteiner no 43:02 Episode 57: Is Genetic Analysis Really Worth It? http://theancestralrds.com/2016/06/09/episode-57-is-genetic-analysis-really-worth-it/ http://theancestralrds.com/2016/06/09/episode-57-is-genetic-analysis-really-worth-it/#comments Thu, 09 Jun 2016 12:00:14 +0000 http://theancestralrds.com/?p=695 http://theancestralrds.com/2016/06/09/episode-57-is-genetic-analysis-really-worth-it/feed/ 1 23andMe,anxiety,diet,disease,genes,genetic analysis,genome,lifestyle,orthorexia,SNP,stress,tests Thanks for joining us for episode 57 of The Ancestral RD 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! - Thanks for joining us for episode 57 of The Ancestral RD 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 the following question from a listener: “Hi Laura and Kelsey, thank you for your wonderful podcast. My question is about genetic analysis like 23andMe. Just as someone can become orthorexic, I feel like many of us can become overly obsessive and anxious about our genetic mutations and the potential higher risk for conditions we find out about in the process.Where do you feel like the appropriate line to draw is when it comes to analyzing your genetic testing? How much do you think these SNPs actually determine our likelihood for certain conditions whether it be more immediate concern like miscarriage, blood clotting problems, allergies, or potential concerns down the line like cancer, Alzheimer’s, etc. Thanks.” While the ability to get a picture of your genes is an exciting prospect, the appropriate applications for the data provided by genetic analysis are not completely understood. Along with the information comes knowledge that can be a source of anxiety that outweighs potential benefits. Just how much information do you really get from these tests and to what extent is the data useful? While some see the data as a predictor of disease and a basis for making major diet and lifestyle changes, the evidence to support this practice is questionable. Join us today as we discuss the potential benefits, limitations, and even drawbacks associated with genetic analysis. Here's what Laura and Kelsey will be discussing in this episode: A definition of SNP How most of the genome information is based on correlative evidence The potential uses and limitations of genetic analysis Why having an amount of increased risk of a certain disease does not guarantee that you will get that disease Why the stress caused by anxiety over results can outweigh potential benefit from knowledge uncovered How anxiety of the future is a major contributor of orthorexic behavior The questionable efficacy of using the data to support making major changes to diet and lifestyle in an attempt to prevent a potential disease How being aware of the present and optimizing current state of health is a more beneficial strategy than making modifications with unknown effects in an attempt to prevent a future event The essential question to ask yourself before any lab test Links Discussed: KettleAndFire.com - Use the code AncestralRDs for a 15% discount off your first order of Kettle and Fire bone broth! TRANSCRIPT: Laura: Hey everyone. Welcome to episode 57 of the Ancestral RDs podcast. I’m Laura Schoenfeld and with me as always is Kelsey Marksteiner. Kelsey: Hey guys. Laura: How are you doing lately, Kelsey? Kelsey: Oh man. I’ve been stressed out lately with the whole apartment thing. We’re sort of at the end of the road with it now, but that comes with its own stressors. You always think like, oh gosh, if only this one thing will work out, then everything will be fine from there. Then you forgot that it’s like a whole process of moving and all this other stuff. So we’re sort of almost at that point right now. Laura: Sort of almost? Kelsey: Sort of almost, yeah. We’re getting there is the best way I can put it. We just tried to really take it easy on Saturday because we’ve had a lot of stressors come up, that included with some other things. Especially being in a relationship, when there’s a lot of things going on you sort of can get pulled apart fairly easily, or not pulled apart I guess I should say, but like you’re both doing your own thing and you don’t really connect as much if you’re so busy with all this other stuff. So we were like let’s just spend Saturday cuddling on the couch, and just watching TV, and just being together, Laura Schoenfeld and Kelsey Marksteiner no 40:06 Episode 56: Could Avoiding Fruit Be Harming Your Health? http://theancestralrds.com/2016/06/02/episode-56-could-avoiding-fruit-be-harming-your-health/ http://theancestralrds.com/2016/06/02/episode-56-could-avoiding-fruit-be-harming-your-health/#comments Thu, 02 Jun 2016 12:00:17 +0000 http://theancestralrds.com/?p=685 http://theancestralrds.com/2016/06/02/episode-56-could-avoiding-fruit-be-harming-your-health/feed/ 3 carbohydrates,digestion,fear,food choice,fructose,fruit,insulin,low carb,phobia,scientific studies,sugar,weight Thanks for joining us for episode 56 of The Ancestral RD 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! - Thanks for joining us for episode 56 of The Ancestral RD 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... Laura Schoenfeld and Kelsey Marksteiner no 48:52 Episode 55: What To Expect When Adding Carbs Back Into Your Diet http://theancestralrds.com/2016/05/26/episode-55-what-to-expect-when-adding-carbs-back-into-your-diet/ http://theancestralrds.com/2016/05/26/episode-55-what-to-expect-when-adding-carbs-back-into-your-diet/#respond Thu, 26 May 2016 12:00:04 +0000 http://theancestralrds.com/?p=676 http://theancestralrds.com/2016/05/26/episode-55-what-to-expect-when-adding-carbs-back-into-your-diet/feed/ 0 abdominal pain,bacteria,bloating,carbohydrates,diet,diversity,dysbosis,enzymes,fat,fiber,food sensitivity,gut health Thanks for joining us for episode 55 of The Ancestral RD 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! - Thanks for joining us for episode 55 of The Ancestral RD 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 the following question from a listener: “Hi ladies. I’ve been listening to your advice about eating more carbs. For the past few years with Paleo, I’ve definitely been under eating carbs unintentionally. My question is, what is normal to expect with transitioning to a more moderate carb diet? I have a lot more energy and better bowel movements, but I am also having a lot of abdominal pain and bloating. This is a noticeable increase since a lower carb diet. My typical carb intake in a day is white potato or acorn squash with breakfast, chia seed pudding with banana/berries for a snack, potato again with lunch, sweet potato with dinner, and fruit with nuts in the evening, plus lots of non-starchy veggies. I’m a group fitness instructor and quite active. P.S. I’m in Canada and just got accepted to a dietetic internship. Can’t wait to be a real food RD!" Are you experiencing bloating or other digestive discomfort when adding carbs back into your diet after a period of restriction? Don't throw in the towel just yet! Many people experience some degree of gut issues when adding foods back into their diet. Often times these symptoms are not a sign that you need to keep avoiding the food, but rather a common occurrence when reintroducing foods. The good news is that the majority of the time the symptoms are only temporary as your body readjusts to eating a healthy variety of foods again. We have been learning that restrictive diets may not be so good for us after all. Listen today as we discuss the consequences of restrictive dieting, common symptoms when adding foods back in, and how to navigate the adjustment process your body goes through. Here's what Laura and Kelsey will be discussing in this episode: How it’s common to have gut symptoms when adding foods like carbohydrates back into your diet after being on a restrictive diet Common symptoms of changing the amount of carbohydrates and fat in your diet The role enzyme production plays in gut symptoms after being on a restrictive diet The role of your gut bacteria in gut symptoms when reintroducing foods How to tell if your symptoms are those commonly related to reintroduction of foods, or if it’s something requiring further investigation The potential dangers to your gut health when making extreme changes to your diet and being too restrictive The observed link between food sensitivities and a history of restrictive dieting The importance of examining the amount of plant fiber in your diet when having gut symptoms How to adjust the amount of a possible reactive carbohydrate source instead of avoiding it completely The importance of diversity in carbohydrates choices for gut health Links Discussed: KettleAndFire.com - Use the code AncestralRDs for a 15% discount off your first order of Kettle and Fire bone broth! TRANSCRIPT: Laura: Hey everyone. Welcome to episode 55 of The Ancestral RDs podcast. I’m Laura Schoenfeld, and with me as always is Kelsey Marksteiner. Kelsey: Hey guys. Laura: So Kelsey, how’s your week going? Kelsey: Just pushing through apartment hunting still, unfortunately, and it’s like we’re really coming down to when we want to be moving very soon. So it’s like looking at two apartments everyday which is very, very tiring unfortunately. Laura: Yeah. Kelsey: I’m pretty exhausted this week. How about you? Laura: Yeah, I’m feeling pretty exhausted myself. I’ve been really busy. I just opened up my practice to new clients and it filled up pretty quickly. I kind of went from not taking new clients at all to all of a sudden having a lot, which is awesome, but it’s also a big change from the last couple of weeks of doing our program. Laura Schoenfeld and Kelsey Marksteiner no 41:59 Episode 54: Being A Role Model Through Your Relationship With Food http://theancestralrds.com/2016/05/19/episode-54-being-a-role-model-through-your-relationship-with-food/ http://theancestralrds.com/2016/05/19/episode-54-being-a-role-model-through-your-relationship-with-food/#respond Thu, 19 May 2016 12:00:07 +0000 http://theancestralrds.com/?p=664 http://theancestralrds.com/2016/05/19/episode-54-being-a-role-model-through-your-relationship-with-food/feed/ 0 body image,children,diet,food choice,health,role model,self-confidence,teens Thanks for joining us for episode 54 of The Ancestral RD 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! - Thanks for joining us for episode 54 of The Ancestral RD 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 the following question from a listener: “My question is about being a role model for kids. I’m 21 and eat mostly Paleo. I used to struggle with body image issues and mildly restrictive eating in my teens, but I’ve overcome this and now I have a healthy relationship to food and my body. I have my fair share of treats, enjoy dining with others, and love my curvier female figure. I spend lots of time with my cousins, 10 and 12 year old girls. I’m wondering how to best be a balanced and good example when it comes to food and appearance. We have a lot of big family dinners. Most of them eat a lot of cakes and ice creams, etc. and sometimes I feel like the odd one since I choose different things, and I feel very responsible to be a good influence. What do you think about special diets and being a role model for kids?” How we approach and talk about food has a large impact on how we and those around us view food. Specifically, the way children and teens think about and choose foods is largely impacted by the adults in their lives and their relationship to food. In a culture that is fixated on weight as being the important factor in food choice, it’s almost ingrained in our psyche that a diet is a means to improve body image. This makes taking the spotlight off of appearance difficult when talking to others about our food choices based on a desire for health and just wanting to feel good. How can we be positive role models to the younger generation concerning food choices and a healthy body image regardless of weight? Listen today as we discuss ways to talk about food and demonstrate positive choices to promote confidence in having a healthy relationship with food. Here's what Laura and Kelsey will be discussing in this episode: How your actions influence and educate the younger generation on how they think about their body and food choices Why it’s importatnt for you to understand the real reasons why you eat a certain way How to effectively communicate the reasons why you make certain food choices Why the way you talk about food in front of children should be the way you talk about food in general How to have confidence in your decisions about food choices regardless of how people are going to react How to respond to negative comments or questions regarding your food choices The importance of focusing on the positive aspects of choosing healthy food versus the negative consequences of choosing not so healthy foods The importance of offering young girls genuine compliments in building their self-confidence Links Discussed: WildFoods.co - Use the code WILDRD for a free gift! TRANSCRIPT Kelsey: Hi everyone. Welcome to episode 54 of The Ancestral RDs podcast. I’m Kelsey Marksteiner and with me as always is Laura Schoenfeld. Laura: Hey guys. Kelsey: So how are you doing, Laura? Laura: I’m good. I feel like the last couple weeks of my life have been a little crazy, but good crazy. Kelsey: Good. Laura: So just trying to keep everything balanced and focused on some big changes that I have coming with my business, and also still trying to balance that with socialization and relationships. I feel like that’s the story of my life is trying to run a successful business while not losing the important relationships in my life. So just cutting out time in my schedule to talk to people, and to spend time with my friends, and to not work too hard. It can be really tempting to overload my schedule. Kelsey: Right. Laura: So being more clear about my boundaries with working with clients, and taking on projects, and doing things for other people. It’s been an effort in learning to say no, essentially. Laura Schoenfeld and Kelsey Marksteiner no 48:45 Episode 53: When A Healing Diet Leads To Disordered Eating http://theancestralrds.com/2016/05/05/episode-53-when-a-healing-diet-leads-to-disordered-eating/ http://theancestralrds.com/2016/05/05/episode-53-when-a-healing-diet-leads-to-disordered-eating/#comments Thu, 05 May 2016 12:00:05 +0000 http://theancestralrds.com/?p=654 http://theancestralrds.com/2016/05/05/episode-53-when-a-healing-diet-leads-to-disordered-eating/feed/ 1 autoimmune disease,budget,carbohydrates,diet,disordered eating,elimination diet,gut health,homeostatis,immune system,leaky gut,microbiome,mind-body Thanks for joining us for episode 53 of The Ancestral RD 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! - Thanks for joining us for episode 53 of The Ancestral RD 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 the following question from a listener: “Hello. I love your podcast. I’m an RD with an autoimmune disease living in a place where I have minimal access to high quality foods to heal leaky gut and thus heal my messed up immune system. Plus, I have a hard time with the cost of it all. So I often feel like this conundrum alone leads to disordered eating. I know what to eat but have a hard time getting it all the time. So instead of eating stuff that makes me have symptoms like breakouts, flushing, bloating, fatigue, I don’t eat as much as I should. Can you talk about the fine line between eating to heal disease and disordered eating? I know many people dealing with this situation. Or as dietitians, how you handle patients who can’t financially afford the changes you recommend. Thanks.” Eating to heal is challenging. It requires approaching food in a new way. It’s tough to figure out which foods you don’t react to and find the foods that will support healing, all while maintaining your budget. It's common for this situation to lead to a disordered way of eating. Many times people begin to under eat due to an elimination diet, or simply not having access to “perfect” food. Listen today as we discuss under eating due to stressing over food and the effects this has on trying to heal from autoimmune disease, or any health condition.  We share helpful tips for you to maximize your nutrient intake while on a tight budget without totally sacrificing food quality. You’ll also learn how to de-stress during mealtime to approach food differently. You really can eat to heal! Here's what Laura and Kelsey will be discussing in this episode: The effect of skipping meals or under eating on your body’s homeostasis How prolonged elimination diets can lead to a viscous cycle of more food sensitivities and under eating Why under eating negatively affects your microbiome and therefore can worsen autoimmune disease What to expect as you reintroduce more foods into your diet How to think about money spent for healthy foods as an investment and future money saver Tips to eating with autoimmune disease when finances are low Why the foods that you add in are as important as the foods you take out when trying to heal from leaky gut Tips to maximizing your nutrient intake while on a tight budget without sacrificing food quality Why your protein needs increase as you lower carbs, and vice versa The effect of stress hormones on the appetite when chronically under eating The negative effect stressing out about your diet has on symptoms and quality of life The mind-body connection on how your thoughts affect your immune system and digestion A relaxation exercise for taking the fear and stress out of reintroducing foods Links Discussed: WildFoods.co - Use the code WILDRD for a free gift TRANSCRIPT Laura: Hi, everyone. Welcome to episode 53 of the Ancestral RDs podcast. I’m Laura Schoenfeld, and back with me today is Kelsey Marksteiner. Kelsey: Hi, everyone. Laura: So Kelsey, why don’t you tell us about how your retreat is going? Kelsey: Oh, it’s really nice. It’s in Calistoga, California, which is like in the Napa Valley area. I’ve never been up here. I’ve been to San Francisco once before in my life when I was pretty young so I don’t really remember a whole lot. So I spent a couple days in San Francisco with some friends and then came up here on Sunday night. It is gorgeous. It’s so green, it’s so warm. I’ve been trying to take pictures to send to my friends and family and make them all jealous. It seriously can’t even capture how beautiful it is. You go to bed and hear all those nature sounds, which is awesome. Laura Schoenfeld and Kelsey Marksteiner no 56:50 Episode 52: The First Diet With Sean Bissell http://theancestralrds.com/2016/04/28/episode-52-the-first-diet-with-sean-bissell/ http://theancestralrds.com/2016/04/28/episode-52-the-first-diet-with-sean-bissell/#comments Thu, 28 Apr 2016 12:00:26 +0000 http://theancestralrds.com/?p=640 http://theancestralrds.com/2016/04/28/episode-52-the-first-diet-with-sean-bissell/feed/ 3 carbohydrates,diet,fat,metabolism,nutrition,omega 3,omega6,Paleo diet,polyunsaturated fat,protein,saturated fat,Sean Bissell Thanks for joining us for episode 52 of The Ancestral RD 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! - Thanks for joining us for episode 52 of The Ancestral RD 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 interviewing Sean Bissell whose unique nutrition perspective sheds light on what foods are compatible with human biochemistry from an evolutionary perspective. Sean Bissell is the author of The First Diet. He’s also a dad to two boys, a husband, and a nutrition nut who lives in the Seattle area. At age 20, Sean began having debilitating headaches. Doctors discovered after giving Sean a CAT scan that he had significant plaque buildup in the arteries leading to his brain. But the doctors did not have any solutions to solve this problem. Sean obsessively researched the condition and found that the plaque was a result of specific substances in his diet. He took steps to reverse the damage and after changing his diet, his headaches stopped. That success triggered a lifelong dedication to the study of health to help himself, his boys, his wife, and anyone who’s interested to thrive. Are you confused about what a healthy diet is these days? With the overload of conflicting information about which foods are healthy and which are not, popular strict diets, and confusing studies, the act of eating can turn into a stressful situation. After his own health scare, Sean began researching and cooking his way to health. His book The First Diet provides a refreshing way to approach nutrition offering guidelines to help you determine your individualized approach to eating. Today Sean shares what he learned about nutrition that is biochemically compatible with human physiology and what the first human diet would have looked like. Listen to our discussion of easy to understand explanations about controversial foods such as carbohydrates, fats, and sugar to support metabolism and start peeling back the haze of confusion surrounding eating. Equally as important, you may be surprised to learn that diet is not the most important determinant of health! Here are some of the questions we discussed with Sean: What happened as far as what your diet was, and then what diet you changed to help reverse that damage in your brain? How long were you on the low carb, Paleo diet, and what was your experience with that diet? What’s your opinion about sugar and a high carb diet? Why do you recommend not only people eating a high carb diet, but also not being afraid to have sugar in their diet? One of the things that you mentioned in the book is that people who are anti carbs tend to talk about de novo lipogenesis as being a reason that carbs are bad, that you can turn carbs into fat, and any time you over eat on carbs it’s going to get turned into fat. Is that totally true? Is the problem with sugar just that it’s always combined with fat? Or do you think there’s any problem with eating sugar at all? What kind of problems have you seen in people that are doing an inappropriately low carb diet? Can you tell our audience a little bit about how eating a high carb diet affects the metabolism? How did you come up with the recommended limits for fat, and what’s the reason for keeping fat at those levels? Is there a specific reason that you think avoiding omega 6 and omega 3 fats is a good way to go for the average person? Tell our audience a little bit about your philosophy about diet and how you came to the conclusion that diet is not as important as a lot of people make it out to be? Links Discussed: The First Diet WildFoods.co - Use the code WILDRD for a free gift! TRANSCRIPT Laura: Hey, everyone. Laura Schoenfeld here and unlike usual, Kelsey Marksteiner is not with us today. She’s actually on somewhat a vacation/retreat to California for a health retreat that she’s working at. So today instead of talking with Kelsey to a guest, Laura Schoenfeld and Kelsey Marksteiner no 1:28:41 Episode 51: The Role Of The Ketogenic Diet In Cancer Treatment http://theancestralrds.com/2016/04/21/episode-51-the-role-of-the-ketogenic-diet-in-cancer-treatment/ http://theancestralrds.com/2016/04/21/episode-51-the-role-of-the-ketogenic-diet-in-cancer-treatment/#comments Thu, 21 Apr 2016 12:00:33 +0000 http://theancestralrds.com/?p=630 http://theancestralrds.com/2016/04/21/episode-51-the-role-of-the-ketogenic-diet-in-cancer-treatment/feed/ 1 cancer,carbohydrates,chemotherapy,fat,ketogenic diet,mitochondria,protein,radiation,therapy,tumor Thanks for joining us for episode 51 of The Ancestral RD 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! Thanks for joining us for episode 51 of The Ancestral RD 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 interviewing Patricia Daly who through personal and professional experience with cancer is working to take the fear out of the disease. Patricia Daly is a fully qualified Nutritional Therapist (BA Hons, dipNT, mBANT, mNTOI) based in Dublin, Ireland. Following her cancer diagnosis, she left her corporate career and started studying nutrition, specializing in the area of Integrative Cancer Care. Patricia has worked with hundreds of cancer patients across the world. Her network with both complementary and orthodox health professionals allows her to stay up-to-date with current research and best practice. The process of fighting cancer can be filled with confusion and fear. Often there isn’t time to research and consider the multi-faceted approaches that are widely known, let alone the lesser known approaches. In today's episode, Patricia shares evidence based knowledge about the ketogenic diet and it’s promising role as an adjuvant therapy making cancer treatment more effective and even helping the body fight the disease. Listen to our insightful discussion to learn what the ketogenic diet is, who should implement it, and how. Here are some of the question we discussed with Patricia: You’ve dealt with cancer in the past, so would you mind just starting us with you own story? Can you tell us a little bit about what a ketogenic diet is? Why do you think that a ketogenic diet is very helpful for cancer patients? What makes it so special? What’s your opinion on the whether or not cancer is a metabolic disease, and what does that even mean either way? When there is damage to the mitochondria, why do you feel like a ketogenic diet is then useful in that regard? What does a ketogenic doing to the mitochondria itself? Who should be doing a ketogenic diet? What are your thoughts about how glucose intake without cancer would affect the risk of getting cancer? Do you think that a ketogenic diet can be considered a preventative diet for cancer, or do you think it’s just a therapeutic diet once somebody already has cancer? What kind of things are you monitoring to determine how low someone should go with carbohydrates or any other macronutrient for that reason? Where does the stress level have to lie in someone implementing a diet like this for it to become not useful anymore? How can you determine if it’s going to do more harm than good for someone? How does digestion play a role when it comes to the ketogenic diet? Can you tell us a little bit about the resources that you have available for people that are interested in this? Links Discussed: WildFoods.co - Use the code WILDRD for a free gift! TRANSCRIPT: Laura: Hi, everyone. Welcome to episode 51 of The Ancestral RDs podcast. I’m Laura Schoenfeld and with me as always Kelsey Marksteiner. Kelsey: Hey guys. Laura: So Kelsey, are you getting excited for your trip to California? Kelsey: Yes. Oh my gosh, I’m so excited. I’m excited to do some talks because I was talking about a couple weeks ago, this will be my first sort of “real” public speaking engagement, which is kind of exciting and it seems like it going to be a really awesome retreat. I’m exited both personally and professionally to go. It should be nice. Laura: Do you have a lot of free time where you can enjoy being outside if you’re going to be in California? Kelsey: Yeah. I think I do have a good amount of free time which should be nice. Although I think because I’m offering sessions while I’m there as well on the days that I’m speaking, so I have a few of those so far which is great. And I’m sure probably once I’m there and people hear me speak, there might be a couple add-on’s at that point. Laura: Yeah. Laura Schoenfeld and Kelsey Marksteiner no 1:18:49 Episode 50: Amenorrhea And Infertility in Female Athletes http://theancestralrds.com/2016/04/14/episode-50-amenorrhea-and-infertility-in-female-athletes/ http://theancestralrds.com/2016/04/14/episode-50-amenorrhea-and-infertility-in-female-athletes/#comments Thu, 14 Apr 2016 12:00:12 +0000 http://theancestralrds.com/?p=607 http://theancestralrds.com/2016/04/14/episode-50-amenorrhea-and-infertility-in-female-athletes/feed/ 7 amenhorrea,calories,carbohydrates,diet,exercise,fertility,hormones,infertility,macronutrients,micronutrients,nutrition,paleo Thanks for joining us for episode 50 of The Ancestral RD 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! - Thanks for joining us for episode 50 of The Ancestral RD 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 the following question from a listener: “Hi Laura and Kelsey. I’m a 26 year old female struggling with infertility as I’ve been amenorrheic since 2011. My cycle was always irregular in college while playing volleyball. But recently I’ve gained a little more weight and stopped running distance, but I still haven’t started my cycle. My thyroid test came back normal but my vitamin D is low at 35. I’m in the full sun at least 20 minutes nearly every day and eat a fairly strict Primal diet. Do you have any supplemental suggestions to increase my vitamin D and possibly help my cycle return? Thanks! Love the show!" Struggling with amenorrhea is troublesome on its own, but it’s a double whammy when becoming pregnant is the goal. Whether you are trying to conceive or just regain a regular cycle, a re-evaluation of your diet can shed light on the mystery. You may follow a Paleo, Primal, or other type of strict diet. But that doesn’t always mean it’s the healthiest approach to achieving a balanced way eating for your body and activity level. What you're not eating is just as important as what you are eating, especially when taking your activity level into consideration. Listen today as we discuss the major dietary factors that contribute to hormonal health. A few tweaks to your diet may be what you need to regain balance! Here's what Laura and Kelsey will be discussing in this episode: How following a strict Paleo or Primal diet can contribute to macronutrient imbalances The importance of eating according to activity level to maintain coloric balance How appropriate carbohydrate and caloric intake are synergistically crucial for hormone health and fertility The link between thyroid health, diet, and fertility Insulin's involvment in repairing hypothalamic amenorrhea Adjusting the ratio of protein, fat, and carbohydrates in your diet Balancing the ratio of vitamin A, D, and K2 for hormonal health Additional nutrients for hormonal health Recommended supplements How to approach making changes to your diet Links Discussed: WildFoods.co - Use the code WILDRD for a free gift! TRANSCRIPT Kelsey: Hi, everyone. Welcome to episode 50 of The Ancestral RDs. I’m Kelsey Marksteiner and with me as always is Laura Schoenfeld. Today we are going to skip our little update. Our lives are a little boring this week. We’ll just jump into the question for this week so that we can get right into the meat of the content. But before we do that, here’s a word from our sponsor. Alright. So today our question is from Sarah and she says, “Hi Laura and Kelsey. I’m a 26 year old female struggling with infertility as I’ve been amenorrheic since 2011. My cycle was always irregular in college while playing volleyball. But recently I’ve gained a little more weight and stopped running distance, but I still haven’t started my cycle. My thyroid test came back normal, but my vitamin D is low at 35. I’m in the full sun at least 20 minutes nearly every day and eat a fairly strict Primal diet. Do you have any supplemental suggestions to increase my vitamin D and possibly help my cycle return? Thanks! Love the show!” Laura: Alright. Well, there’s a couple of things that if Sarah was one of our patients that we would defiantly would want to know more about. When she tells us that she has a strict Primal diet, I think we know what that means from a food selection perspective. Generally Paleo plus probably dairy I think is more of the Primal approach. But just because you’re following a specific type of diet as far as the food selection is concerned, that doesn’t really tell us a lot about exactly what she’s eating, how much she’s eating, Laura Schoenfeld and Kelsey Marksteiner no 46:07 Episode 49: Dietary Recommendations for Ulcerative Colitis http://theancestralrds.com/2016/04/07/episode-49-dietary-recommendations-for-ulcerative-colitis/ http://theancestralrds.com/2016/04/07/episode-49-dietary-recommendations-for-ulcerative-colitis/#respond Thu, 07 Apr 2016 12:00:21 +0000 http://theancestralrds.com/?p=597 http://theancestralrds.com/2016/04/07/episode-49-dietary-recommendations-for-ulcerative-colitis/feed/ 0 autoimmune disease,bacteria,curcumin,dairy,demulcent,diet,dysbiosis,egg yolk,fecal transplant,grains,gut,hpa axis Thanks for joining us for episode 49 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! - Thanks for joining us for episode 49 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're answering the following question from a listener: “I have a question about ulcerative colitis. My little brother who is 19 was diagnosed with UC about a year ago and he has suffered a lot with the symptoms. He’s on a variety of medications from anti-inflammatory ones to immune suppressants. He’s tired all the time and cannot do much of anything due to difficult symptoms. A few months ago, my mum started making him gluten free, low FODMAP food and using lactose free milk for him avoiding unhealthy foods as much as possible. His symptoms have improved a bit, but they are still severe. I was wondering if you had any recommendations what to do, what to incorporate, and what to avoid. It’s really difficult for me to see him feel so badly all the time, but we don’t have many functional doctors and nutritionists where we live, so help is welcome.” When living with ulcerative colitis, it can be tricky to find the right combination of things that will work for you as an individual. Are your symptoms still not under control despite current treatment methods or dietary changes? First and foremost, don’t be hard on yourself. Be sure to listen today as we share up to date recommendations for nutrient dense foods, key supplements, and tests that may bring the relief you’re looking for. This discussion can be helpful whether current medications and treatments are not enough, or you’re just beginning to address this health condition. Here's what Laura and Kelsey will be discussing in this episode: A general discussion of ulcerative colitis Why a prolonged restrictive diet may not be the answer How an elimination diet can help you discover food sensitivities that may contribute to symptoms Even if gluten free, how all grains can be problematic Which nutrient dense foods are helpful Nutrients important for gut health The role of vitamin A and D in immune system function How addressing gut dysbiosis is key The importance of prebiotics and probiotics, and our recommendations of which to take The effect of HPA axis dysfunction on symptoms Why starting slow with any supplement is crucial Discussion of fecal transplants for ulcerative colitis along with possible benefits and risks How demulcent herbs can provide protection and healing to the gut The anti inflammatory power of curcumin The necessity of testing vitamin D levels regularly Why working with a practitioner when introducing dietary changes and supplements can be helpful Links Discussed: WildFoods.co - Use the code WILDRD for a free gift! TRANSCRIPT Laura: Hi, everyone. Welcome to episode 49 of The Ancestral RDs podcast. I’m Laura Schoenfeld and with me as always is Kelsey Marksteiner. Kelsey: Hey, guys. Laura: So Kelsey, how’s your apartment search going? Kelsey: Oh you know, it’s super fun. Apartment hunting in New York City, and I’m sure apartment hunting anywhere is not very fun. It can be fun because you’re like ooh, I get to live in a new place. But for us, it’s like we’ve been in our apartment for a long time at this point. We sort of somewhat made it a home at this point. It’s a little sad to leave, especially because for the most part we’re moving because there’s issues with the apartment. But otherwise, it’s a really good location that we really like and we have a very good deal on our apartment. So it’s really hard to give that up as a rent stabilized apartment and move out into the Wild West it feels like. Yeah, it’s a little tough to find something that really, you feel good about. I feel like you often see a lot of crappy apartments and then finally you find one that’s going to work for you. So were’ still in the process of weeding out the crappy ones, Laura Schoenfeld and Kelsey Marksteiner no 1:08:07 Episode 48: Our Personal Stories Of Stress And Ways We Combat It http://theancestralrds.com/2016/03/31/episode-48-our-personal-stories-of-stress-and-ways-we-combat-it/ http://theancestralrds.com/2016/03/31/episode-48-our-personal-stories-of-stress-and-ways-we-combat-it/#respond Thu, 31 Mar 2016 12:00:19 +0000 http://theancestralrds.com/?p=590 http://theancestralrds.com/2016/03/31/episode-48-our-personal-stories-of-stress-and-ways-we-combat-it/feed/ 0 body image,chronic illness,diet,exercise,family,friends,gratitude,health,inappropriate sinus tachycardia,relationships,self worth,sleep Thanks for joining us for episode 48 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! - Thanks for joining us for episode 48 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 sharing our personal stories of our struggles with the stress in our lives as well as ways we combat it. Stress! It comes in many forms. There’s the pressure to fit in, to be financially stable, or to be successful. There’s the effects of events, of dealing with an illness, or simply trying to keep up with a daily jam-packed schedule. Then there’s the feelings of fear, loneliness, or inadequacy associated with the stress. It may seem like an impossible feat to even begin to conquer it. But there’s hope! Everyone has their own methods to combat stress, some healthy and some not so healthy. Today we are sharing methods we have found to be effective in combating stress and its effects on health. While we all experience varying types of stress and effects from it, the strategies we discuss can be of tremendous benefit regardless of those differences.  Today is the day you can begin to step out from the cloud of stress over your life! Relax and enjoy the show. Here's what Laura and Kelsey will be discussing in this episode: Stressors and their effects in Laura and Kelsey's lives Laura’s struggle with the pressure of physical appearance being the value and proof of knowledge of a person both socially and professionally Kelsey’s struggle with the onset of a chronic health condition that changed the appearance and function of her body How Laura and Kelsey changed the thoughts about their bodies to one of acceptance for they way they are Learning to approach health and fitness decisions to benefit health, not aesthetics The importance of eating in a way that supports the individual How prioritizing sleep can greatly affect health and performance The power of creating and maintaining supportive social relationships Expressing gratitude for the supportive people in life gives big benefit to lowering stress levels Changing the focus from the negative to the positive in life The importance of remembering to not take the good in life for granted Links Discussed: Kelsey's blog post: When Chronic Illness Comes Knocking... Laura's blog post: How Adrenal Fatigue Was Ruining My Health, And What I Did About It The Ancestral RDs Community on Facebook WildFoods.co - Use the code WILDRD for a free gift! TRANSCRIPT Kelsey: Hi Everyone. Welcome to episode 48 of the Ancestral RDs podcast. I’m Kelsey Marksteiner and with me as always is Laura Schoenfeld. Laura: Hey, guys. Kelsey: Hey, Laura. Kelsey: How’s it going? Laura: Oh, just recovering from a pretty intense week, I’d say, that we had. Kelsey: Yes. Laura: It’s earlier in the week that we’re recording this and I was hoping to have a fairly relaxed weekend and it ended up being pretty intense as well. Kelsey: Yeah. Laura: I’m really excited for this upcoming weekend. I’m going to be going to Florida to visit my grandmother. Kelsey: Oh, nice. Laura: I’m like, I think I’m going to try to sleep eighty percent of the time that I’m there. Kelsey: Perfect. Yeah, just go out in the sun and fall asleep. Laura: Yeah, essentially. Kelsey: Awesome. Laura: I was going to tell our audience about something really cool that I did this weekend with my mom who is also a nutritionist. We did an interview with her, it was probably a year ago at this point. I don’t actually remember how long ago it was. But I was contacted by another RD named Steven Smith, who actually I feel like we should see if he would want to be a guest on the podcast to talk about his documentary at some point. But he is creating a documentary about omega 6 fats and how that’s a really big issue in the American diet and causing all these health problems. Laura Schoenfeld and Kelsey Marksteiner no 57:54 Episode 47: Nutrition For Fertility With Ayla Withee http://theancestralrds.com/2016/03/24/nutrition-for-fertility-with-ayla-withee/ http://theancestralrds.com/2016/03/24/nutrition-for-fertility-with-ayla-withee/#comments Thu, 24 Mar 2016 12:00:54 +0000 http://theancestralrds.com/?p=568 http://theancestralrds.com/2016/03/24/nutrition-for-fertility-with-ayla-withee/feed/ 2 B12,diet,digestion,fertility,folate,functional,gut health,hormones,infertility,lifestyle,MTHFR,nutragenomics Thanks for joining us for episode 47 of The Ancestral RD 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! Thanks for joining us for episode 47 of The Ancestral RD 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 interviewing Ayla Withee whose expertise and passion for nutrition changes the way issues with fertility are thought about and addressed. Ayla Withee, MS, RDN, LDN, CLT is a Registered Dietitian/Nutritionist, and Certified Leap Therapist, and owner of a successful private practice, Boston Functional Nutrition. She has trained for years with experts in the field of functional medicine and embraces a whole body approach to addressing the root causes of health issues. Her specialties include women's health, gastrointestinal disorders, and nutrigenomics. Often sought after for her passion and expertise for various media and speaking opportunities, Ayla has consulted with a wide range of organizations and health professionals from Fortune 500 companies to Olympic Athletes. She is also a preceptor for several dietetic internship programs. You can find Ayla blogging about real food at EatSimply.org, subscribe to her and cohost Diana Rodgers podcast Real Food Radio, or learn more about her practice at BostonFunctionalNutrition.com. Diet and lifestyle can make all the difference in fertility. But with the array of prenatal vitamins on the shelves and nutrition advice in the media, it can be overwhelming to know how to sift through it all. Because it's not just women's fertility that is affected by nutrition, both women and men should tune in to hear Ayla share valuable insight into what you need to know if you have fertility concerns or are just beginning to think about pregnancy. Here are some of the question we discussed with Ayla: How did you end up getting into the whole world of functional nutrition, and how did you end up with fertility as one of your focuses? For women who are pregnant or trying to get pregnant and having trouble, the extent of the nutrition aspect of that is focused on them to lose weight. How much of a role do you think weight loss really plays when compared to other factors? In what ways does a stressful lifestyle, or just being under emotional stress, have an impact on someone’s fertility? When we’re talking about stress relief and lowering the stress hormones, do you have any favorite types of mind-body activities? What are your thoughts on the prenatal vitamins that are pretty typical to take? Or do you have any recommendations that you like any better? You recommend antioxidants for women as well as their male partners. Why are antioxidants important, especially in this sort of scenario? If you had to describe the ideal diet to enhance fertility for both men and women, what would that look like? Is there anything that we shouldn’t be eating, or restricting a little bit? Or is there anything that’s especially important to stay away from during this time? Are there any particular things that you like to recommend to promote good gut health? Or for example if someone has some sort of digestive issue, is there a protocol that you tend to put people through to alleviate some of those symptoms? Do you ever deal more specifically with women who have genetic mutations such as MTHFR? If somebody needs a more active version of B12, but they’re having a problem with the methylcobalamin, do you have any alternatives? Is there a better version that they do well with? Is there testing that you typically recommend for your clients if you end up getting them six or more months ahead of pregnancy? What is kind of the screening process that you go through? Is there a biggest misconception you think that people have about fertility and prepping for fertility? Links Discussed: Boston Functional Nutrition EatSimply.org Ayla's blog post on how to choose the right prenatal suppplements Laura Schoenfeld and Kelsey Marksteiner no 1:00:05 Episode 46: How To Fix Low Blood Pressure On A Paleo Diet http://theancestralrds.com/2016/03/17/episode-46-how-to-fix-low-blood-pressure-on-a-paleo-diet/ http://theancestralrds.com/2016/03/17/episode-46-how-to-fix-low-blood-pressure-on-a-paleo-diet/#comments Thu, 17 Mar 2016 20:37:10 +0000 http://theancestralrds.com/?p=557 http://theancestralrds.com/2016/03/17/episode-46-how-to-fix-low-blood-pressure-on-a-paleo-diet/feed/ 4 acupuncture,adrenal fatigue,adrenal glands,adrenaline,circulation,cortisol,diet,exercise,hpa axis,lifestyle,low blood pressure,massage Thanks for joining us for episode 46 of The Ancestral RD 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! - Thanks for joining us for episode 46 of The Ancestral RD 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're answering the following questions from listeners: Hi Laura and Kelsey, love the podcasts!  I was wondering what your approach is to helping people with low blood pressure with very poor circulation? I've had both these problems for years and am now becoming aware that it may be affecting my brain function and concentration. I am aware about adequately salting my food but don't want to overdo it either. I haven't tested my adrenal function but I think my cortisol is more likely on the high side than the low side as I don't generally feel tired, more 'over-wired' and unable to calm down, and I easily get stressed out. Because of the potential high cortisol, I don't want to use licorice, which I know can be helpful for low blood pressure. I've tried ginkgo for 3 months + but it hasn't helped my circulation. Thank you!   What can someone do for low blood pressure? My friend struggles with this, especially in summer and tries to stay hydrated and use salt to keep it at bay. Even though she generally eats healthily, when it gets very low the only thing she can do to bring herself out of it is to drink a coke and eat salted peanuts; much to her chagrin. Is there something else she could do to avoid this?  We all know high blood pressure is a major health threat. But low blood pressure can seriously affect your quality of life as well.  You may think a super healthy lifestyle can't possibly be a factor. After all, exercising hard and sticking to a strict diet promotes good health. Right? Surprisingly, that may be part of the problem! Don’t miss this episode where we discuss underlying causes and share techniques to get symptoms of low blood pressure and poor circulation under control! Here's what Laura and Kelsey will be discussing in this episode: While not as common as high blood pressure, how low blood pressure can be debilitating Symptoms of low blood pressure Importance of examining and modifying lifestyle factors Why adrenal or HPA axis function dysregulation is a key part of the puzzle How certain symptoms are misunderstood as being due to high cortisol Techniques to deal with symptoms of low blood pressure and poor circulation How an intense exercise program may be part of the cause Suggestions of how to safely incorporate cardio and strength training How massage and acupuncture are ways to increase circulation and improve blood pressure The importance of dietary salt How a strict Palo diet can cause a cascading effect leading to low blood pressure The connection between thyroid health and low blood pressure How a program like Paleo Rehab: Adrenal Fatigue program can help uncover underlying causes Links Discussed: Chris Kresser's Overcoming Fatigue Webinar Replay Kelsey's article on Low Blood Pressure including her homemade gatorade recipe Video about overweight man who rescued a dog WildFoods.co - Use the code WILDRD for a free gift! TRANSCRIPT Kelsey: Hi everyone.  Welcome to episode 46 of the Ancestral RDs.  I'm Kelsey Marksteiner, and with me as always is Laura Schoenfeld. Laura: Hello everybody. Kelsey: How you doing today, Laura? Laura:  Oh not bad. Just super stoked that I think summer is officially on us in North Carolina. We’re having highs in the seventies and even up to eighty this week. Kelsey: Wow. Laura: Just skipped spring, no problem. Kelsey: Eighties, that’s crazy. Laura: Yeah, it's a little it's a little crazy. I don't really know what's going to happen, but we'll see. I can't complain though because I'd rather have eighty than twenty or something, but it's just weird. It's weird being from the northeast and thinking like February and March are still winter. Laura Schoenfeld and Kelsey Marksteiner no 1:16:24 Episode 45: Empowering Body Confidence With Summer Innanen http://theancestralrds.com/2016/03/10/episode-45-empowering-body-confidence-with-summer-innanen/ http://theancestralrds.com/2016/03/10/episode-45-empowering-body-confidence-with-summer-innanen/#respond Thu, 10 Mar 2016 13:00:07 +0000 http://theancestralrds.com/?p=545 http://theancestralrds.com/2016/03/10/episode-45-empowering-body-confidence-with-summer-innanen/feed/ 0 acceptance,body image,confidence,diet,disordered eating,empowerment,love,mindset,nutrition,paleo,relationships,rock your body Thanks for joining us for episode 45 of The Ancestral RD 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! - Thanks for joining us for episode 45 of The Ancestral RD 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 interviewing Summer Innanen, the empowering woman changing the relationship women have with their bodies to inspire self-love and kick negative body image to the curb once and for all. Summer Innanen is a Body Image Coach specializing in helping women all over the world to ditch their diet demons, amp up their confidence, and break free of deprivation and guilt through her private and group coaching at summerinnanen.com. It's time to defy the conventional standards and redefine beauty.  Listen to today's podcast to jump on the path to realizing that the perfect body really is the one you have. Here are some of the questions we discussed with Summer: Summer's story: You used to be a Paleo nutrition consultant, and now you’re a body image coach who teaches women how to eat whatever they want and love their bodies regardless of their appearance. How did you get to this point? Your story is a great example of healthy behaviors gone wrong. Do you think it’s possible for women to approach health and fitness from a place of self-love while still pursuing a weight loss goal? Or do you believe weight loss is a worthless goal in the first place? Since you have a nutrition background, you obviously know more about nutrition than the average person. When you’re choosing what to eat, does nutrition cross your mind at all these days? Are there things you eat simply for the health value, or is that something you stopped doing after you liberated yourself from the dieting mindset? I’m sure a lot of women listening to this podcast think that eating whatever they want sounds fantastic, but that this way of eating can’t apply to them because they have a health condition like an autoimmune disease or digestive disorder. How does what you teach apply to women who have serious illnesses that are being managed by a more restrictive diet than the type you encourage? I love how you approach the topic of the inner critic, or as you call it the “evil doppelgänger.” Tell us about who the inner critic is and how she affects our decisions about what to eat, how to exercise, and how we feel about ourselves. You run a group program called Rock Your Body where you teach women how to escape the negative body image that controls their thoughts and behaviors, and start living in a way that is free of body shame, obsessive dieting and exercise, and self-doubt. Tell us a little about that program and what big changes you’ve seen in past participants lives after going through it? Links Discussed: Link to free video campaign: http://theancestralrds.com/rockyourbody/  Summer's website: SummerInnanen.com Find Summer on Facebook and Twitter Listen to Summer's Fearless Rebelle Radio TRANSCRIPT Laura: Hi everyone. Welcome to Episode 45 of the Ancestral RDs podcast. I’m Laura Schoenfeld, and with me as always is Kelsey Marksteiner. Kelsey: Hey everybody. Laura: So Kelsey, I know I was mentioning to you on the call before, you didn’t watch the Oscars last night, right? Kelsey: I did not. I’ve heard some of the winners. We were talking about this before, but yay Leo! Good for him! Laura: I know. I have this undying love for him that... I don’t know if he could ever be in a movie that I would not want to see. Kelsey: Right. Laura: I haven’t seen the Revenant yet. It looks a little scary, but I might wait until it comes out on DVD or whatever to watch at home so I’m not totally freaked out. Kelsey: Yeah. I think the only movie I haven’t seen with him in it is The Great Gatsby just because I heard it was terrible. Did you see that one? Laura: Oh, no. I liked it. Kelsey: You did? Laura: It’s not great. I don’t know how to describe it. I love Baz Luhrmann, Laura Schoenfeld and Kelsey Marksteiner no 1:23:15 Episode 44: A Major Update To Our Adrenal Fatigue Program http://theancestralrds.com/2016/03/03/episode-44-a-major-update-to-our-adrenal-fatigue-program/ http://theancestralrds.com/2016/03/03/episode-44-a-major-update-to-our-adrenal-fatigue-program/#comments Thu, 03 Mar 2016 13:00:45 +0000 http://theancestralrds.com/?p=526 http://theancestralrds.com/2016/03/03/episode-44-a-major-update-to-our-adrenal-fatigue-program/feed/ 5 adrenal fatigue,adrenal glands,cortisol,cortisone,dysfunction,dysregulation,hpa axis,hypothalamus,maladaptation,paleo rehab,progam,saliva Thanks for joining us for episode 44 of The Ancestral RD podcast. 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Laura Schoenfeld and Kelsey Marksteiner no 57:33 Episode 43: Real Food Meal Plans with Allison Schaaf of PrepDish.com http://theancestralrds.com/2016/02/25/episode-43-real-food-meal-plans-with-allison-shaaf-of-prepdish-com/ http://theancestralrds.com/2016/02/25/episode-43-real-food-meal-plans-with-allison-shaaf-of-prepdish-com/#respond Thu, 25 Feb 2016 13:00:14 +0000 http://theancestralrds.com/?p=504 http://theancestralrds.com/2016/02/25/episode-43-real-food-meal-plans-with-allison-shaaf-of-prepdish-com/feed/ 0 allison,chef,cooking,diet,dietitian,eating,gluten free,kitchen,meal plan,mold,paleo,prep dish Thanks for joining us for episode 43 of The Ancestral RD 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! - Thanks for joining us for episode 43 of The Ancestral RD 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 interviewing Allison Shaaf, who makes meal time less about stress and more about enjoyment. Allison Schaaf is a Registered Dietitan and the founder of PrepDish.com, a weekly real food meal planning service. Subscribers receive emails with downloadable mealplans- including a grocery list & instructions for spending 2-3 hours prepping meals ahead of time. Here are some of the questions we discussed with Allison: How did you get into real food diets and then end up running a meal planning service? What are the benefits of the PrepDish system? How does planning ahead and being organized tend to improve people’s health or their ability to stick with their goals? What tips do you have for people who have a hard time making meal planning a habit? How do you recommend prepping and/or planning your meals when you are a single person cooking for just yourself versus a family? Can you customize meal plans to make it work for a family that has a lot of different taste palettes? What kind of flexibility do your meal plans have with macronutrients? What are some of your favorite meals that you’ve included in some of your plans? Does PrepDish tend to be seasonal? Do you have any great tips for people who want to save time in the kitchen? What are your favorite tools to have in the kitchen? Links Discussed: PrepDish.com Free 2 week trial of PrepDish.com for Ancestral RDs podcast listeners Allison's video on how to chop an onion Allison's romesco sauce recipe The Flavor Bible Chris Kresser's RHR: How To Test Your Home For Mold, with Mike Schrantz Chris Kresser: 5 Things You Should Know About Toxic Mold Illness TRANSCRIPT Laura: Hi, everyone. Welcome to episode 43 of the Ancestral Rds podcast. I’m Laura Schoenfeld, and over there in chilly New York is Kelsey Marksteiner. Kelsey: Hey, guys. Laura: I shouldn’t say chilly New York, as if North Carolina isn’t chilly right now too. We’re in like the twenties and got a nice little coating of ice today. Everything is shut down, as we do in North Carolina. Kelsey: A shut down. Oh, gosh. Yesterday we went out and the feels like temperature was negative 11. It was not fun. Laura: That makes me feel better being here. But I heard that you are potentially looking to move. Why don’t you tell us a little bit about why you are moving, or might be moving. Kelsey: This is the whole saga of my life for the last month or so, actually, which is that my doctor brought up the possibility that mold might be an issue for me given my heart condition, inappropriate sinus tachycardia, because there’s at least talk that long term mold exposure can kind of mess up the autonomic nervous system. That’s the nervous system that is basically making your body function, doing all the thing that you don’t think about, like breathing, your heartbeat, all that sort of stuff. And so he just said, maybe you should test your apartment and see if you have any mold issues. We did that, and of course it came back high. And now it’s been an interesting process to look for an apartment, especially in the New York area because it’s kind of tough. I mean, I don’t know that anywhere else would necessarily be better because I can’t really test anywhere before I go because, I don’t know if you’re aware of this, Laura, but anyone who lives in New York knows that the rental market is absolutely crazy where literally you’ll go and look at an apartment and you pretty much have to say within a day whether you’re going to take it or not. Laura: Right. Kelsey: Because somebody else is right behind you to take that if you’re not going to take it. It becomes this whole crazy thing of, well, Laura Schoenfeld and Kelsey Marksteiner no 1:04:30 Episode 42: A Paleo Diet Update – Where Are We Now? http://theancestralrds.com/2016/02/11/episode-42-paleo-diet-update/ http://theancestralrds.com/2016/02/11/episode-42-paleo-diet-update/#comments Thu, 11 Feb 2016 13:00:22 +0000 http://theancestralrds.com/?p=486 http://theancestralrds.com/2016/02/11/episode-42-paleo-diet-update/feed/ 1 beans,bread,carbs,change,dairy,diet,idea,legumes,nutritionist,paleo,pasta,potatoes Thanks for joining us for episode 42 of The Ancestral RD 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! - Thanks for joining us for episode 42 of The Ancestral RD 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're answering the following question from a listener: Paleo update: “Where are we on gluten, dairy, legumes, potatoes, and the low carb bias?” Are you wondering if there have been revisions to the seemingly strict Paleo diet guidelines of approved and restricted foods? Today we're updating you on the latest findings about all of these grey-area foods so you can decide for yourself if these foods should be allowed in your diet! Here's what Laura and Kelsey will be discussing in this episode: The current stance of the Paleo diet community on gluten, dairy, legumes, potatoes, and carbs The gluten debate and who should avoid it Problematic types of dairy The misunderstood legume may surprise you Reconsidering white potatoes Thoughts on the low carb bias TRANSCRIPT Kelsey:  Hi, everyone. Welcome to Episode 42 of the Ancestral Rds. I’m Kelsey Marksteiner and with me, as always, is Laura Schoenfeld. Laura: Hi, Kelsey. Kelsey: How are you doing, Laura? Laura: Good. A little tired from watching the Super Bowl with some friends last night. Kelsey: Yeah, I know. It was funny. You texted me last night about the Xifaxin commercial and we were talking about… I don’t know if anyone was watching the Super Bowl yesterday, because I wasn’t. But, Laura informed me that there was a commercial for Xifaxin, which is the brand name for Rifaximin, which is used to treat SIBO, which was kind of exciting and I think probably the only time I’ve ever been excited to say that I’ve seen a pharmaceutical commercial. Laura: Right. Well, it was funny. We were all paying attention to the commercials equally as much as the game as you do during the Super Bowl. Kelsey: Yeah, of course. Laura:  And we had seen a couple of these, I guess pharmaceutical commercials. I was joking about one of them being a pharmaceutical commercial for basically an opiate induced constipation commercial. Kelsey: Oh yeah, I’ve seen that one. Or I’ve seen something like that on Hulu Plus. Laura: Right, and then so it was an advertisement for a drug that was basically fixing a symptom of another drug, which I was like, are we at that point now that we’re advertising symptom fixing, or I guess medication side effect fixing medications? Kelsey: I know. It’s crazy. Laura: Yeah. Then this IBS commercial came on, and none of my friends are in the health field so they didn’t really understand that IBS is actually really common. They were like, why are they advertising a drug for IBS in the Super Bowl? Are they really that many people with IBS? And I said, actually, I think the stats are one in five people have IBS. I mean it’s a pretty good chance that somebody watching, or one-fifth of the population watching, is going to have it. When I was watching the commercial, I didn’t realize what drug they were advertising for and I wasn’t really paying attention that much. But then I saw the name Xifaxin come on, and it just kind of hit me. I was like, oh my gosh! They’re advertising Xifaxin for IBS treatment. And I just started getting really excited and my friends were kind of looking at me like I had three heads or something, like why do you care about this? And I just started saying, oh no, this is actually a really big deal because I have a lot of clients that have SIBO and SIBO is a major cause of IBS in a lot of people, if not the majority of people with IBS. And I have so many clients that have such a hard time getting either a SIBO diagnosis, or if they did get a SIBO diagnosis, getting on the correct medication is always a battle, and then insurance doesn’t want to cover it. It’s actually kind of a big deal because if you’re not having insurance coverage, Laura Schoenfeld and Kelsey Marksteiner no 56:05 Episode 41: Real Food for Athletes with Steph Gaudreau http://theancestralrds.com/2016/01/28/episode-41-real-food-for-athletes-with-steph-gaudreau/ http://theancestralrds.com/2016/01/28/episode-41-real-food-for-athletes-with-steph-gaudreau/#respond Thu, 28 Jan 2016 13:00:47 +0000 http://theancestralrds.com/?p=474 http://theancestralrds.com/2016/01/28/episode-41-real-food-for-athletes-with-steph-gaudreau/feed/ 0 athlete,athletes,crossfit,diet,lifting,nutrition,olympic,paleo,performance,power,real food,steph gaudreau Thanks for joining us for episode 41 of The Ancestral RD 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! - Thanks for joining us for episode 41 of The Ancestral RD 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 interviewing Steph Gaudreau, the holistic nutritionist, weightlifting coach, best-selling author, and photographer behind StephGaudreau.com and the popular blog StupidEasyPaleo.com. Steph loves helping people tap into their unlimited potential, harness their strength and confidence, and create the lifestyle that they’ve always dreamed of for themselves. She hosts a #1-rated health podcast called Harder to Kill Radio, and will be launching the Women’s Strength Summit in March of this year. She lives in San Diego with the loves of her life, her Scottish husband Z and her cat Ellie. When she’s not lifting heavy stuff, you can find her tending to her beehive, standing on the dining room table to get the perfect food photo shot, and reading nerdy science books. Here are some of the questions we discussed with Steph: How did you get into Paleo and olympic weightlifting? Was it a gradual shift or did you have a big AHA moment at some point? When you switched to a Paleo diet, did you have any trouble making that transition as an athlete? If so, what are some specific modifications you had to make to maintain your highest level of performance? Why are so many recreational athletes confused about using real food to support their training efforts? What’s the biggest misconception when it comes to fueling your performance with real food? Can you have a goal of both fat loss and performance at the same time? What is your least favorite trend in the powerlifting, Olympic lifting and Crossfit communities when it comes to nutrition and dieting? You’re putting together a Women’s Strength Summit that contains interviews from some of my absolute favorite voices in the women’s strength, fitness, and nutrition industry. What are a few of the most interesting things you’ve learned while interviewing those women? Links Discussed: www.StephGaudreau.com www.StupidEasyPaleo.com The Women's Strength Summit Laura Schoenfeld and Kelsey Marksteiner no 1:04:19 Episode 40: All About Vitamin K2 with Dr. Kate Rhéume-Bleue http://theancestralrds.com/2016/01/14/episode-40-all-about-vitamin-k2-with-dr-kate-rheume-bleue/ http://theancestralrds.com/2016/01/14/episode-40-all-about-vitamin-k2-with-dr-kate-rheume-bleue/#comments Thu, 14 Jan 2016 13:00:23 +0000 http://theancestralrds.com/?p=461 http://theancestralrds.com/2016/01/14/episode-40-all-about-vitamin-k2-with-dr-kate-rheume-bleue/feed/ 8 bone,calcium,cancer,cardiovascular,density,diet,disease,health,heart,kate rheume-bleue,recommendations,strength Thanks for joining us for episode 40 of The Ancestral RD 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! - Thanks for joining us for episode 40 of The Ancestral RD 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 interviewing Dr. Kate, one of the world's foremost experts on a little known vitamin that is essential for good health and longevity, as well as avoiding chronic disease: Vitamin K2. Dr. Kate Rhéaume-Bleue (RAY-OME BLOO) is a doctor of naturopathic medicine and author.  A former faculty member at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine, Dr. Kate is a renowned expert in the field of natural health and speaks internationally on many topics related to natural medicine. She is the author of the book Vitamin K2 and the Calcium Paradox: How a Little Known Vitamin Could Save Your Life. Dr. Kate is an incredibly knowledgable expert on vitamin K2 and it was a pleasure to have the opportunity to interview her on this fascinating topic! Here are some of the questions we discussed with Dr. Kate: Why did you write a book on vitamin K2? Why might our diet not provide enough K2? What does K2 do in the body? What diseases/conditions does K2 help with/prevent? Why is supplementing with calcium not a good way to protect your bones? What foods are highest in K2? Is it possible to get enough K2 without supplementing? What K2 supplements do you recommend? How can you tell if you’re deficient in K2? What are some practical tips for keeping A, D, and K2 in balance? What is the difference between MK4 and MK7? Where can people get K2 if they can’t eat soy or dairy? What has surprised you most about vitamin K2? Links Discussed: www.DoctorKateND.com Ask Laura: Should I Eat Natto? Research: Calcium From Supplements Or Dairy Doesn't Strengthen Bones Laura Schoenfeld and Kelsey Marksteiner no 1:00:05 Episode 39: Should You Set A New Years Resolution? http://theancestralrds.com/2015/12/31/episode-39-should-you-set-a-new-years-resolution/ http://theancestralrds.com/2015/12/31/episode-39-should-you-set-a-new-years-resolution/#respond Thu, 31 Dec 2015 13:00:02 +0000 http://theancestralrds.com/?p=466 http://theancestralrds.com/2015/12/31/episode-39-should-you-set-a-new-years-resolution/feed/ 0 2016,advice,diet,fitness,goal,health,new years,nutrition,resolution,setting Thanks for joining us for episode 39 of The Ancestral RD 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! - Thanks for joining us for episode 39 of The Ancestral RD 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're talking all about new years resolutions: should you make them, why they usually fail, and what you should think about when deciding what types of goals to set for 2016. Unfortunately our sound quality for this podcast is terrible - our original recording didn't work, and our backup recording had a lot of audio issues. Just a heads up before you listen to the episode. We hope you enjoy it anyway, despite the poor quality! Links Discussed: www.mypaleorehab.com Laura Schoenfeld and Kelsey Marksteiner no 42:55 Episode 38: Surviving Holiday Parties http://theancestralrds.com/2015/12/17/episode-38-surviving-holiday-parties/ http://theancestralrds.com/2015/12/17/episode-38-surviving-holiday-parties/#respond Thu, 17 Dec 2015 13:00:19 +0000 http://theancestralrds.com/?p=454 http://theancestralrds.com/2015/12/17/episode-38-surviving-holiday-parties/feed/ 0 Thanks for joining us for episode 38 of The Ancestral RD 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! - Thanks for joining us for episode 38 of The Ancestral RD 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're answering the following question from a listener: "I want to know how nutritionists/RDs navigate all those holiday parties that are brimming booze and not-so-healthy foods. Can you two offer some tips based on things you personally do to enjoy yourself without totally overdoing it? For example, what do you eat/drink beforehand, if anything, to help prevent bloating or prevent you from overeating when you get there? What healthy-ish snacks or types of snacks do you primarily try to nosh on? What select indulgences do you choose eat and how do you personally avoid bingeing on them? What might you do post-party if you're feeling a little fuller or more bloated than you'd like to be?" It's that time of year where holiday parties are happening weekly and the opportunity to indulge - or go overboard - is around every corner. Listen to this episode to get tips on how to navigate these parties! Thanks to our podcast sponsor Prep Dish for offering our listeners $10 off their first month of the online meal planning service. CLICK HERE to get your discount! Here's what Laura and Kelsey will be discussing in this episode: What to eat before and during a party to prevent overeating How to really enjoy the food you eat at parties Tips for drinking alcohol that will prevent hangovers or drinking too much How to use exercise to recover your energy after a party Links Discussed: Get your Prep Dish Discount Laura Schoenfeld and Kelsey Marksteiner no 55:13 Episode 37: What Is Disordered Eating? http://theancestralrds.com/2015/12/03/episode-37-what-is-disordered-eating/ http://theancestralrds.com/2015/12/03/episode-37-what-is-disordered-eating/#respond Thu, 03 Dec 2015 12:00:37 +0000 http://theancestralrds.com/?p=449 http://theancestralrds.com/2015/12/03/episode-37-what-is-disordered-eating/feed/ 0 anorexia,binge,body image,bulimia,calorie,calories,disorder,disordered,dysmorphia,eating,food,inadequate Thanks for joining us for episode 37 of The Ancestral RD 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! - Thanks for joining us for episode 37 of The Ancestral RD 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're answering the following question from a listener: "What is defined as "disordered eating"? I've heard you and Kelsey use that term frequently, and I used to think that meant the major eating disorders we think of such as anorexia or bulimia, or maybe even pica syndrome if you want to go way out on a limb. Is under-eating considered an eating disorder? I am a chronic under-eater. In my 20s, I frequently ate 900-1200 calories a day -- not because I was trying to starve myself, but I was trying to maintain my weight. I was only 100 lbs at 5'3", so I did have some body image issues that were skewed. But I honestly didn't feel that hungry, and I didn't realize I was only eating 900 calories a day until my husband brought it up to me. Fast forward to my mid-30s and my body is broken (HPA axis dysregulation among other things), largely due to the processed food I consumed for years PLUS the chronic under-eating issue. When I went Paleo over 3 years ago, my calories maybe got to 1400-1500 -- still too low for my body, plus I was eating a ketogenic diet for 3 years. The past several months, I've been on a mission to increase my calories by tracking my food each day. Once I started eating about 2,200 calories with about 120 g of carbs, I noticed I began to feel and sleep better. Yay! But I find that eating an appropriate amount of food each day is a struggle. If I stop tracking, I ultimately slip back into old habits and eat 1500 calories. I thought my question might be relevant to other women out there since I feel this type of low-calorie mentality is pervasive in our society, specifically among women where we are lead to believe our self-worth is closely tied to our pant size. Thanks for your time." If you relate to this question, you'll want to listen to this episode. Thanks to our podcast sponsor Prep Dish for offering our listeners $10 off their first month of the online meal planning service. CLICK HERE to get your discount! Here's what Laura and Kelsey will be discussing in this episode: The difference between an eating disorder and disordered eating How to know if your food decisions are disordered How we work with clients who are struggling with under eating Links Discussed: Get your Prep Dish Discount Laura's Haiti Trip Recap Are You An Under-Eater? 8 Signs You’re Not Eating Enough Laura Schoenfeld and Kelsey Marksteiner no 43:22 Episode 36: Recovering Your Period After An Eating Disorder http://theancestralrds.com/2015/11/19/episode-36-recovering-your-period-after-an-eating-disorder/ http://theancestralrds.com/2015/11/19/episode-36-recovering-your-period-after-an-eating-disorder/#respond Thu, 19 Nov 2015 13:00:08 +0000 http://theancestralrds.com/?p=442 http://theancestralrds.com/2015/11/19/episode-36-recovering-your-period-after-an-eating-disorder/feed/ 0 amenorrhea,anorexia,body image,bulimia,diet,eating disorder,fast,intermittent fasting,loss,mindset,nutrition,orthorexia Thanks for joining us for episode 36 of The Ancestral RD 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! - Thanks for joining us for episode 36 of The Ancestral RD 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're answering the following question from a listener: "I have had amenorrhea for 4 1/2 years now. This was due to an eating disorder, but even when I regained all the weight back a year and one half ago it still did not come back. I am frustrated because I keep gaining weight and am so fat now. I am not over my bmi, but I am definitely not thin. I really need to lose this weight, but I don't want to send extra stresses to my body. Is intermittent fasting safe for me to do at this point?" If you relate to this question, you'll want to listen to this episode. Thanks to our podcast sponsor Prep Dish for offering our listeners $10 off their first month of the online meal planning service. CLICK HERE to get your discount! Here's what Laura and Kelsey will be discussing in this episode: Why mindset is a huge factor when recovering from an eating disorder How your gut, thyroid, and adrenal health can impact your menstrual function The nutrient deficiencies that can affect your cycle Why intermittent fasting isn't a good idea if you have a history of ED Links Discussed: Get your Prep Dish Discount Laura's article: How to Fix Your Period Without Birth Control Laura Schoenfeld and Kelsey Marksteiner no 50:08 Episode 35: The Ins and Outs Of Tracking Your Diet http://theancestralrds.com/2015/11/05/episode-35-the-ins-and-outs-of-tracking-your-diet/ http://theancestralrds.com/2015/11/05/episode-35-the-ins-and-outs-of-tracking-your-diet/#comments Thu, 05 Nov 2015 13:00:31 +0000 http://theancestralrds.com/?p=437 http://theancestralrds.com/2015/11/05/episode-35-the-ins-and-outs-of-tracking-your-diet/feed/ 16 calories,diet,eating,loss,macro,macronutrients,myfitnesspal,nutrition,over,paleo,thyroid,tracking Thanks for joining us for episode 35 of The Ancestral RD 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! - Thanks for joining us for episode 35 of The Ancestral RD 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! Have you ever wondered if tracking your food intake would help you reach your health goals? Are you struggling with the symptoms of inadequate food intake, such as: Stalled weight loss Hormonal issues Infertility Blood sugar dysregulation Poor energy or brain fog Mood swings Insomnia or sleep disturbances Constipation Low body temperature Hair loss If so, you'll want to listen to our episode today. In it, we explain not only why you might want to track your food intake for a while, but how to do it as well. This is a process we teach many of our clients, so be sure to take notes for this episode! Thanks to our podcast sponsor Prep Dish for offering our listeners $10 off their first month of the online meal planning service. CLICK HERE to get your discount! Here's what Laura and Kelsey will be discussing in this episode: How tracking can be helpful for people who are concerned about over OR under eating The symptoms of undereating that can be improved using tracking Why you might need to be cautious when deciding whether to track food intake or not The best tools for establishing and tracking a healthy calorie and macronutrient intake Links Discussed: Get your Prep Dish Discount Laura's Article: Are You An Under-Eater? Body Weight Planner Estimated Calorie Needs MyFitnessPal Laura Schoenfeld and Kelsey Marksteiner no 1:11:03 Episode 34: Overcoming Disordered Eating and Orthorexia with Chris Sandel http://theancestralrds.com/2015/10/22/episode-34-overcoming-disordered-eating-and-orthorexia-with-chris-sandel/ http://theancestralrds.com/2015/10/22/episode-34-overcoming-disordered-eating-and-orthorexia-with-chris-sandel/#comments Thu, 22 Oct 2015 12:00:03 +0000 http://theancestralrds.com/?p=428 http://theancestralrds.com/2015/10/22/episode-34-overcoming-disordered-eating-and-orthorexia-with-chris-sandel/feed/ 1 Thanks for joining us for episode 34 of The Ancestral RD 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! - Thanks for joining us for episode 34 of The Ancestral RD 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 excited to interview Chris Sandel. Chris is a nutritionist and runs his own company called 7 Health. He works with clients all over the world through private consultations. He also creates and runs online training programs. Chris is non-dogmatic in his approach and wants clients to find the healthiest way for them to live, whatever that may be. He helps clients improve not only their physical health, but also their mental and emotional health and has a specific interest in improving his clients' relationship with food and body image issues. Thanks to our podcast sponsor Prep Dish for offering our listeners a FREE first week of their online meal planning service. CLICK HERE to get your free week of meal plans! Here's what Chris, Laura and Kelsey will be discussing in this episode: How Chris's nutrition philosophy has evolved A practitioner's view on the topic of orthorexia The 6 human needs and how we use food and exercise to meet them Simple exercises that can help you reframe your thinking around food, health, and fitness Links Discussed: Get your Prep Dish Discount Chris's Website 7 Health Chris's Facebook Page Laura Schoenfeld and Kelsey Marksteiner no 1:11:58 Episode 33: Why Diet Alone Is Not Enough to Treat SIBO http://theancestralrds.com/2015/10/08/episode-33-why-diet-alone-is-not-enough-to-treat-sibo/ http://theancestralrds.com/2015/10/08/episode-33-why-diet-alone-is-not-enough-to-treat-sibo/#comments Thu, 08 Oct 2015 15:00:42 +0000 http://theancestralrds.com/?p=423 http://theancestralrds.com/2015/10/08/episode-33-why-diet-alone-is-not-enough-to-treat-sibo/feed/ 1 antibiotic,antimicrobial,bloating,constipation,diarrhea,diet,efficacy,gas,gut,health,low fodmaps,rifaxamin Thanks for joining us for episode 33 of The Ancestral RD 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! - Thanks for joining us for episode 33 of The Ancestral RD 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! If you’re using a low-FODMAP diet to keep your SIBO under control, you’re not alone. However, diet on its own does not cure SIBO. In fact, eating a higher-FODMAP diet in combination with your antibiotic protocol leads to more successful eradication of the bacteria. In this episode, Kelsey and Laura discuss the changing philosophy on SIBO treatment and how that affects the best diet to follow to recover from SIBO. Thanks to our podcast sponsor Prep Dish for offering our listeners $10 off their first month of the online meal planning service. CLICK HERE to get your discount! Here's what Laura and Kelsey will be discussing in this episode: Why diet alone is not enough to treat SIBO How different antibiotics can affect hydrogen vs. methane specific SIBO What to do if you can't eat higher FODMAP foods because of significant gut discomfort or intolerance Links Discussed: Get your Prep Dish Discount Kelsey's article on diet and SIBO treatment RHR Podcast: SIBO Update—An Interview with Dr. Mark Pimentel Laura Schoenfeld and Kelsey Marksteiner no 45:53 Episode 32: How To Overcome A Negative Health Mindset http://theancestralrds.com/2015/09/24/episode-32-how-to-overcome-a-negative-health-mindset/ http://theancestralrds.com/2015/09/24/episode-32-how-to-overcome-a-negative-health-mindset/#respond Thu, 24 Sep 2015 12:00:59 +0000 http://theancestralrds.com/?p=411 http://theancestralrds.com/2015/09/24/episode-32-how-to-overcome-a-negative-health-mindset/feed/ 0 advice,body,clothes,confidence,diet,fat,health,image,loss,mindset,negative,nutrition Thanks for joining us for episode 32 of The Ancestral RD 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! - Thanks for joining us for episode 32 of The Ancestral RD 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! We're doing something a little different in today's episode. Instead of answering questions, we're going to chat about something that's been on both of our minds recently: MINDSET. Did you know your mindset can significantly affect not only your happiness but your physical health as well? Are negative thoughts keeping you from living your healthiest life? Listen to this episode for some tips about how to improve your mindset and start living more positively today. Thanks to our podcast sponsor Prep Dish for offering our listeners $10 off their first month of the online meal planning service. CLICK HERE to get your discount! Here's what Laura and Kelsey will be discussing in this episode: How mindset and positivity can drastically improve your experience of life AND your health Practical ways to start improving your mindset immediately Links Discussed: Get your Prep Dish Discount The Achieving Health Goals Worksheet Vertical Life Church (Raleigh NC) Adrenal Fatigue and Fat Loss: The Gluten Free School Webinar Laura Schoenfeld and Kelsey Marksteiner no 1:15:15 Episode 31: Adding Carbs With Ankylosing Spondylitis and How To Eat More Veggies http://theancestralrds.com/2015/09/10/episode-31-adding-carbs-with-ankylosing-spondylitis-and-how-to-eat-more-veggies/ http://theancestralrds.com/2015/09/10/episode-31-adding-carbs-with-ankylosing-spondylitis-and-how-to-eat-more-veggies/#respond Thu, 10 Sep 2015 12:00:38 +0000 http://theancestralrds.com/?p=401 http://theancestralrds.com/2015/09/10/episode-31-adding-carbs-with-ankylosing-spondylitis-and-how-to-eat-more-veggies/feed/ 0 ankylosing spondylitis,autoimmune,breakfast,carb,carbohydrate,CDSA,diet,disease,green,gut,health,help Thanks for joining us for episode 31 of The Ancestral RD podcast. If you want to keep up with our podcasts, subscribe in iTunes and never miss an episode! - We're continuing with our listener-submitted questions today, Thanks for joining us for episode 31 of The Ancestral RD podcast. If you want to keep up with our podcasts, subscribe in iTunes and never miss an episode! We're continuing with our listener-submitted questions today, so please send us your question if you'd like us to answer it on the show! Thanks to our first podcast sponsor Prep Dish for offering our listeners $10 off their first month of the online meal planning service. CLICK HERE to get your discount! Here's what Laura and Kelsey will be discussing in this episode: How can I support my thyroid if I have to be low-carb? I have an autoimmune disease called Ankylosing Spondylitis which seems to have been triggered by a gut dysbosis (confirmed bacterial overgrowth with a csda test, also low levels of bifido and lacto.) I manage my symptoms very well with a no starch/no sugar (not even fruit) diet as this seems to keep the bad bacteria from thriving. I also have low t3 though and would like to support my thyroid, is there anyway to do this without carbs? My overall goal is to reduce the level of bad bacteria and slowly begin adding in more carbs but after months I still seem to be able to only tolerate very no/low carb foods like meats, healthy fats, and non-starchy vegetables like peppers and spinach. Any help would be greatly appreciated! I am trying to eat more greens and adequate protein at every meal. I am usually not very hungry in the morning to begin with. I have tried my eggs and greens in a number of different ways, but frankly I'm bored on top of already not being interested. I will graze on the greens and eggs until noon when I then look sadly at my new lunch plate with another two cups of greens. I recently resorted to just eating salads, but I would love any new ideas. Links Discussed: Get your Prep Dish Discount Order a Comprehensive Digestive Stool Analysis (Search "CDSA") 100+ Recipes for Amazing Paleo and Primal Vegetables Drink Your Vegetables With Green Soup Order a Nutribullet Blender Laura Schoenfeld and Kelsey Marksteiner no 1:08:23 Episode 30: Is Adrenal Fatigue Real? http://theancestralrds.com/2015/08/27/episode-30-is-adrenal-fatigue-real/ http://theancestralrds.com/2015/08/27/episode-30-is-adrenal-fatigue-real/#comments Thu, 27 Aug 2015 12:00:53 +0000 http://theancestralrds.com/?p=392 http://theancestralrds.com/2015/08/27/episode-30-is-adrenal-fatigue-real/feed/ 10 adrenal fatigue,condition,controversy,diagnosis,diet,dysfunction,dysregulation,exercise,exhaustion,fake,hpa axis,lifestyle Thanks for joining us for episode 30 of The Ancestral RDs podcast! - If you want to keep up with our podcasts, subscribe in iTunes and never miss an episode! - Today's episode is a bit of a rant, but it's an important one. Thanks for joining us for episode 30 of The Ancestral RDs podcast! If you want to keep up with our podcasts, subscribe in iTunes and never miss an episode! Today's episode is a bit of a rant, but it's an important one. Is Adrenal Fatigue a real condition? Or is "diagnosing" someone with adrenal fatigue a dangerous fallacy? You'll want to listen to this episode if you've ever questioned this issue. And we were able to answer one listener-submitted question today, so please send us your question if you'd like us to answer it on the show! Here's what Laura and Kelsey will be discussing in this episode: Laura wrote a guest post on exercising with adrenal fatigue, and the internet blew up. Listen to our discussion/rant about this controversial topic! I'm currently seeing a naturopath for hormonal imbalance (low thyroid) and she suggested a protocol to support my adrenals before moving into thyroid replacement territory. I also believe I have hypothalamic amenorrhea (my lack of period after coming off birth control 9 months ago was my initial reason for seeking help). I want my cortisol levels tested to see which phase of adrenal fatigue I'm in. I've had a full thyroid panel done but no saliva test yet.My question - Is the adrenal support supplement I'm taking good for stage 2 adrenal fatigue? I am now working hard to reduce stress, but my history is one of under eating, over exercising, and a very active job. I sleep 8+ hours nightly, wake refreshed, but my energy decreases through the day. Any other recommendations to balance my hormones, get my cycle back, and continue healing adrenal fatigue? Links Discussed: Laura's Guest Post: Exercising With Adrenal Fatigue Laura explains: Is Adrenal Fatigue Real? Get Your Period Back: 5 Tips For Recovering From Post Birth Control Syndrome Paleo Rehab: Adrenal Fatigue (free eBook!) Laura Schoenfeld and Kelsey Marksteiner no 1:08:36 Episode 29: Calories and Macronutrients for High Intensity Training with Dr. Brad Dieter, PhD http://theancestralrds.com/2015/08/12/episode-29-calories-and-macronutrients-for-high-intensity-training-with-dr-brad-dieter-phd/ http://theancestralrds.com/2015/08/12/episode-29-calories-and-macronutrients-for-high-intensity-training-with-dr-brad-dieter-phd/#comments Wed, 12 Aug 2015 12:00:20 +0000 http://theancestralrds.com/?p=382 http://theancestralrds.com/2015/08/12/episode-29-calories-and-macronutrients-for-high-intensity-training-with-dr-brad-dieter-phd/feed/ 6 Thanks for joining us for episode 29 of The Ancestral RD podcast! If you want to keep up with our podcasts, subscribe in iTunes and never miss an episode. - Today we have a fantastic guest on the show, Dr. Brad Dieter, PhD of Asgard Fit. Thanks for joining us for episode 29 of The Ancestral RD podcast! If you want to keep up with our podcasts, subscribe in iTunes and never miss an episode. Today we have a fantastic guest on the show, Dr. Brad Dieter, PhD of Asgard Fit. Brad is a research scientist studying metabolism and chronic disease and is also an experienced sports nutritionist and Strength and Conditioning coach. He received his Masters in Biomechanics and his PhD in exercise physiology. He has worked with a wide range of athletes and clients, from young kids to NCAA Division 1 college, professional athletes, and older adults. Brad runs a great research-based blog and newsletter service that provides the most up-to-date nutrition and training information. As Brad is both a scientist and a coach, he's able to distill complicated health information into easy-to-follow and results-oriented recommendations for his readers and his clients. Today on the show, we'll be discussing the basics of how to eat if you're an athlete, whether you engage in endurance activities, strength and conditioning, or Crossfit style workouts. Remember, if you'd like to submit a question for our podcast, or suggest a guest that we should host, CLICK HERE. Here's what Brad, Laura and Kelsey will be discussing in this episode: How to determine the right macronutrient ratio for your chosen form of training Why not eating enough could be sabotaging your goals When you should eat carbohydrates for best results How to eat on training versus rest days Whether excess carbs or excess fat cause athletes to gain weight Why your lifestyle affects your risk of overtraining And more! Links Discussed: Asgard Fit - Brad's website Macronutrients And Training Modalities Workout Nutrition For Muscle Gain And Recovery Carbohydrates And Insulin: Do Carbs Make You Fat? Sign up for Kelsey's FREE Fermented for 14 Challenge  Exercising with Adrenal Fatigue - Laura's post on training with adrenal fatigue Laura Schoenfeld and Kelsey Marksteiner no 1:12:13 Episode 28: Working Out With Adrenal Fatigue And Gentle Detoxing Before Pregnancy http://theancestralrds.com/2015/07/30/episode-28-working-out-with-adrenal-fatigue-and-gentle-detoxing-before-pregnancy/ http://theancestralrds.com/2015/07/30/episode-28-working-out-with-adrenal-fatigue-and-gentle-detoxing-before-pregnancy/#comments Thu, 30 Jul 2015 11:00:46 +0000 http://theancestralrds.com/?p=374 http://theancestralrds.com/2015/07/30/episode-28-working-out-with-adrenal-fatigue-and-gentle-detoxing-before-pregnancy/feed/ 8 adrenal fatigue,cardio,crossfit,detox,diet,exercise,gentle,gut,health,herbs,high intensity,HIIT Thanks for joining us for episode 28 of The Ancestral RD podcast! - If you want to keep up with our podcasts, subscribe in iTunes and never miss an episode! - We're continuing with our listener-submitted questions today, Thanks for joining us for episode 28 of The Ancestral RD podcast! If you want to keep up with our podcasts, subscribe in iTunes and never miss an episode! We're continuing with our listener-submitted questions today, so please send us your question if you'd like us to answer it on the show! Here's what Laura and Kelsey will be discussing in this episode: I'm confused about how I should be working out. I've been diagnosed with stage 2 adrenal fatigue (by Dr. Dishman, by the way! I'm near Raleigh!). I've heard that exercise during this type of healing should be limited to walking and gentle yoga, but my doctor mentioned in her treatment plan that I should be working out 45-60 minutes at a time 3-4 days each week. Does this seem excessive, or does it stimulate the adrenals in some way? I'd really like to incorporate some heavy weights into my workouts to help with hormone balancing as well. Would that be harmful? I would think that cardio would be a no-no, but what about HIIT? Can you give me an idea of what a 45-60 min workout should look like for someone with adrenal fatigue? Thank you!! Hi, thanks for the podcast. Really love how practical you information is and how it just gets to the point. I was wondering if you could touch on setting up your body well for conception? I just had a baby about a year and a half ago and have been thinking about doing a gentle detox before getting pregnant with the next one. Something gentle and safe, no major mercury detoxing or anything. Could you give some safe ideas or procedures? I've heard about milk thistle, dandelion, detox baths etc. but I'd like your advice on what is a good idea and what isn't. Like I said I'd like it to be gentle and effective without being potentially dangerous for baby number 2. Thanks so much! Links Discussed: Dr. Meaghan Dishman Environmental Working Group Consumer Guides The EWG Dirty Dozen and Clean Fifteen Purely Primal Skincare by Liz Wolfe Laura Schoenfeld and Kelsey Marksteiner no 58:42 Episode 27: The Art of Strength and Conditioning with Coach Matt McLaughlin http://theancestralrds.com/2015/07/16/episode-27-the-art-of-strength-and-conditioning-with-coach-matt-mclaughlin/ http://theancestralrds.com/2015/07/16/episode-27-the-art-of-strength-and-conditioning-with-coach-matt-mclaughlin/#respond Thu, 16 Jul 2015 12:00:26 +0000 http://theancestralrds.com/?p=363 http://theancestralrds.com/2015/07/16/episode-27-the-art-of-strength-and-conditioning-with-coach-matt-mclaughlin/feed/ 0 body,build,burnout,composition,conditioning,crossfit,diet,fat loss,frequency,goal,injury,intensity Thanks for joining us for episode 27 of The Ancestral RD podcast! If you want to keep up with our podcasts, subscribe in iTunes and never miss an episode! And we're trying a slightly new format, so let us know if you like it. - Thanks for joining us for episode 27 of The Ancestral RD podcast! If you want to keep up with our podcasts, subscribe in iTunes and never miss an episode! And we're trying a slightly new format, so let us know if you like it. Today we have our first male guest ever on the show! (Hopefully he'll be the first of many.) Matt McLaughlin is a personal trainer, strength coach, and owner of Capital Strength & Conditioning, a private training facility in Raleigh, NC. He graduated from NC State University in 2007 and has spent the last several years coaching and training his clients to reach their fitness and athletic goals. He has experience working with D-1 college athletes, baby boomers, and many people in between. Approaching training as an art and a science, Matt specializes in optimal movement and body transformation. He aims to provide his clients with field-tested, science-based solutions to their fitness needs. He believes that the best fitness program is the one that you can stick to and find enjoyment in. Matt takes a no-nonsense approach to training and development. He aims to provide the most effective methods to build strength, transform the body, and increase performance. By approaching training as an eternal student, he never stops learning and applying the latest and most effective training methods to his clients. Today we're discussing how to optimize your training and diet for great performance and/or fat loss, while minimizing injury and burnout. Remember, if you'd like to submit a question for our podcast, or suggest a guest that we should host, CLICK HERE. Here's what Matt, Laura and Kelsey will be discussing in this episode: Stubborn fat: What is it, why it's tough to lose and how to deal with it How water retention might be masking your weight loss and body composition progress How to dial in nutrition for specific training goals Lifestyle variables that affect training and results Training frequency/intensity and its relationship with nutrition, sleep, and recovery The importance of goals and realistic timelines And more! Links Discussed: Capital Strength and Conditioning - Matt's private gym in Raleigh, NC (where Laura trains!) 5 Reasons You Should Hire A Coach Laura Schoenfeld and Kelsey Marksteiner no 1:14:03 Episode 26: Real Food RDs “Grab Bag” http://theancestralrds.com/2015/07/02/episode-26-real-food-rds-grab-bag/ http://theancestralrds.com/2015/07/02/episode-26-real-food-rds-grab-bag/#respond Thu, 02 Jul 2015 12:00:06 +0000 http://theancestralrds.com/?p=356 http://theancestralrds.com/2015/07/02/episode-26-real-food-rds-grab-bag/feed/ 0 ancestral,assessment,career,conventional,counseling,diet,dietitian,evidence,fat,gluten,guidelines,health Thanks for joining us for episode 26 of The Ancestral RD podcast! If you want to keep up with our podcasts, subscribe in iTunes and never miss an episode! - We're continuing with our listener-submitted questions today, Thanks for joining us for episode 26 of The Ancestral RD podcast! If you want to keep up with our podcasts, subscribe in iTunes and never miss an episode! We're continuing with our listener-submitted questions today, and this episode is all about the ins and outs of becoming a Real Food RD. Please send us your question if you'd like us to answer it on the show! Here's what Laura and Kelsey will be discussing in this episode: I'm curious to know how you both gained confidence in your counseling skills when you first began practicing. In my internship, I don't feel as if I'm developing the counseling skills I need for private practice. In the hospital, as I'm sure you both know, we get about 10-20 minutes with a patient, which includes assessment questions and then leaves some time for education. I will have some opportunity for outpatient counseling in my community rotation so hopefully that will help me build upon those skills. I guess I am most curious about how a typical session goes with a new client? Are most of your clients already somewhat familiar with real food/paleo eating? If not, how do you introduce it to them if they are coming from a place of conventional wisdom? I hope that makes sense. Thank you! I'm currently a student studying Nutrition to become an RD. I was just wondering if you are an RD, if you have to push the Dietary Guidelines of America? or if you have to follow a certain set of rules/guidelines for dietary advice. i.e. I think gluten is terrible for the body, can you legally advise clients to not consume it if you're an RD? Also, can you advise people to consume high fat diets if they have insulin resistance or diabetes? seeing as it's not exactly well accepted around the DGAs or what is normally advised. Hi! I have been loving your podcasts, but I am actually pretty far behind because I didn't start listening until recently. I just started RD school and listened to your podcasts about becoming a real food RD. Love the tips and advice you have to offer in the podcasts!! One of my favorite pieces of advice was to take projects in my program and use them as an opportunity to shed light on some scientific research that doesn't completely align with government regulations. Because I am hungry for more information and I want to get the most out of my program, I am wondering what some of your favorite academic journals are. Also, when searching for things that are related to "real food" do you have any key search terms that you use? Would love the advice!! :) Links Discussed: Laura Schoenfeld and Kelsey Marksteiner no 56:18 Episode 25: Hacking Brain Fog and How White Rice Affects Your Gut http://theancestralrds.com/2015/06/18/episode-25-hacking-brain-fog-and-how-white-rice-affects-your-gut/ http://theancestralrds.com/2015/06/18/episode-25-hacking-brain-fog-and-how-white-rice-affects-your-gut/#respond Thu, 18 Jun 2015 12:00:14 +0000 http://theancestralrds.com/?p=349 http://theancestralrds.com/2015/06/18/episode-25-hacking-brain-fog-and-how-white-rice-affects-your-gut/feed/ 0 acellular,ancestral,blood sugar,brain fog,calories,carbohydrates,carbs,celiac,cellular,deficiency,diabetes,diet Thanks for joining us for episode 25 of The Ancestral RD podcast! If you want to keep up with our podcasts, subscribe in iTunes and never miss an episode! We're continuing with our listener-submitted questions today, Thanks for joining us for episode 25 of The Ancestral RD podcast! If you want to keep up with our podcasts, subscribe in iTunes and never miss an episode! We're continuing with our listener-submitted questions today, so please send us your question if you'd like us to answer it on the show! Here's what Laura and Kelsey will be discussing in this episode: After having horrible digestive issues for an incredibly long time, last year I was diagnosed with celiac disease, SIBO, and fructose malabsorption. I'm relieved to say that after many diet adjustments, I now have my digestive issues under control about 80-90% of the time. However, now I'm noticing issues with brain fog. On random days I will find it impossible to put my thoughts into words, I won't be able to focus at work because thinking feels too difficult, and I'll feel anxious and freak out over things that normally wouldn't bother me.This doesn't happen every day, just maybe once a week or so. I am curious if you know of any specific foods (other than caffeine, which I don't consume much) that are most likely to cause these symptoms? I know about lifestyle changes to implement, but I'm wondering if there could be triggers in my diet. I have a question about your recommendation of white rice. Several people in the ancestral health world, including Chris Kresser, have recommended a study in which acellular carbohydrates had a negative effect on the gut micro biome. It provides further evidence that carbohydrates per se are not evil, but suggests rather that carbohydrate quality is what matters most. I'm wondering if this affects your recommendation of white rice, a processed and refined carbohydrate. If not, why do you suppose white rice would not have the negative effects attributed to acellular carbs? I myself have only seen improved digestive health since adding it to my diet, so my hunch is that it is a safe recommendation. Thank you for any thoughts you might have! Links Discussed: DirectLabs Genova GI Effects® Stool Profile Research on Acellular Carbohydrates Laura Schoenfeld and Kelsey Marksteiner no 51:02 Episode 24: Gut Health, Constipation, and Acne http://theancestralrds.com/2015/06/04/episode-24-gut-health-constipation-and-acne/ http://theancestralrds.com/2015/06/04/episode-24-gut-health-constipation-and-acne/#comments Thu, 04 Jun 2015 12:29:15 +0000 http://theancestralrds.com/?p=344 http://theancestralrds.com/2015/06/04/episode-24-gut-health-constipation-and-acne/feed/ 3 acne,constipation,dairy,fodmap,gluten,grain,gut,gut health,motility,paleo,prebiotic,probiotic Thanks for joining us for episode 24 of The Ancestral RD podcast! If you want to keep up with our podcasts, subscribe in iTunes and never miss an episode! - Sorry for the delay in our podcasting schedule, Kelsey was in Iceland for two weeks last month... Thanks for joining us for episode 24 of The Ancestral RD podcast! If you want to keep up with our podcasts, subscribe in iTunes and never miss an episode! Sorry for the delay in our podcasting schedule, Kelsey was in Iceland for two weeks last month so instead of finding someone else to cover for her, we just took the month off from podcasting. But we’re back for good, hopefully! Today we’re getting back to some good old Q&As, and we’re going to be diving deep into some gut health topics. Here's what Laura and Kelsey will be discussing in this episode: What are the best natural ways to stay regular? Salads and broccoli, etc aren't doing the trick!! Background: Did an herbal treatment for rosacea due to SIBO and rosacea is gone but am left with extreme constipation. Chia seeds? 5htp? Acacia fiber makes my head feel funny. Thanks! I am wondering if there is a connection between gut health and acne? I am 27 and for a long time I've had both a sensitive gut and constant acne especially around my chin and jaw. I've heard this could be hormonal? I am really keen to get my gut health back on track as I suffer pretty regular stomach cramps, bloating, pain and loose floating stools. I suspect that it may be due to a lactose intolerance but I'm not sure. I am not paleo, but I do eat a whole foods diet (including dairy and grains) and would be willing to try paleo. Would a low-FODMAP diet be worth experimenting with, and can I do this alone? How will I know when to reintroduce high FODMAP foods back into my diet, and in what quantities? Thanks! Links Discussed: Chris Kresser's Gut Health eBook Chris Kresser's Skin Health eBook Chris Kresser's podcast on the Gut-Acne Connection Iberogast (Gut Motility Supplement) Laura Schoenfeld and Kelsey Marksteiner no 49:42 Episode 23: A Sneak Peek Inside Paleo Rehab: Adrenal Fatigue http://theancestralrds.com/2015/04/30/episode-23-a-sneak-peek-inside-paleo-rehab-adrenal-fatigue/ http://theancestralrds.com/2015/04/30/episode-23-a-sneak-peek-inside-paleo-rehab-adrenal-fatigue/#comments Thu, 30 Apr 2015 11:00:26 +0000 http://theancestralrds.com/?p=329 http://theancestralrds.com/2015/04/30/episode-23-a-sneak-peek-inside-paleo-rehab-adrenal-fatigue/feed/ 2 adrenal fatigue,connection,diet,exercise,exhausted,health,lifestyle,nutrition,paleo,program,rehab,sick Thanks for joining us for episode 23 of The Ancestral RD podcast! If you want to keep up with our podcasts, subscribe in iTunes and never miss an episode! - We're so excited that our adrenal fatigue program launched this week! Thanks for joining us for episode 23 of The Ancestral RD podcast! If you want to keep up with our podcasts, subscribe in iTunes and never miss an episode! We're so excited that our adrenal fatigue program launched this week! If you are thinking about whether or not the program is a good fit for you, this podcast will give you all the insider information you need to know about what you can expect to learn and the health benefits you can expect to experience when participating. We put a lot of love and hard work into this program, and we want to share all the juicy details with our favorite people - our podcast listeners! :) If you want to join the program, click here! Here's what Laura and Kelsey will be discussing in this episode: How launching our first program has affected our health, and what we plan to do about getting ourselves back on track What is "Adrenal Fatigue"? We discuss testing options, review how to interpret testing, and the different stages of "adrenal fatigue". Module 2 discusses a Paleo diet with a focus on blood sugar stabilization and adrenal superfoods. In this module we explain what can be expected in terms of weight loss for those with adrenal fatigue (healing is always first and foremost, and sometimes weight gain is actually necessary), how to add in variety, and we touch on a healthy relationship with food. In Module 3, we go over our General Supplement recommendations for those with adrenal fatigue, and specific supplement recommendations for each of the 3 adrenal fatigue stages are outlined and explained. Module 4 dives into stress management, sleep, exercise (not too much, not too little), and social connection as important practices to implement while healing. Module 5 includes interviews with experts on body image and mindful eating to help users create a healthy relationship with food and themselves. It’s really common for those with adrenal fatigue to have a background of orthorexia, so we touch on this as well. Why the bonus office hours are the best part of the program. Sign up by May 4th so you can get this amazing extra! Links Discussed: Join Paleo Rehab: Adrenal Fatigue Today! Laura Schoenfeld and Kelsey Marksteiner no 1:30:33 Episode 22: How Stress Affects Your Gut And Autoimmune Disease http://theancestralrds.com/2015/04/16/episode-22-how-stress-affects-your-gut-and-autoimmune-disease/ http://theancestralrds.com/2015/04/16/episode-22-how-stress-affects-your-gut-and-autoimmune-disease/#respond Thu, 16 Apr 2015 11:00:41 +0000 http://theancestralrds.com/?p=320 http://theancestralrds.com/2015/04/16/episode-22-how-stress-affects-your-gut-and-autoimmune-disease/feed/ 0 adrenal fatigue,arthritis,autoimmune,connection,diet,disease,exercise,graves,gut,hashimoto's,hpa axis,IBD Thanks for joining us for episode 22 of The Ancestral RD podcast! If you want to keep up with our podcasts, subscribe in iTunes and never miss an episode! - We’re continuing on with the adrenal fatigue theme this week, Thanks for joining us for episode 22 of The Ancestral RD podcast! If you want to keep up with our podcasts, subscribe in iTunes and never miss an episode! We’re continuing on with the adrenal fatigue theme this week, and today we'll talk about two very common health concerns that we see in our patients and how they relate to stress: Digestive disorders and autoimmune disease. Kelsey and Laura wrote pretty in depth blogs about these topics that we’ve linked to in the show notes, and today we want to go over these issues for our podcast listeners. Remember, if you'd like to submit a question for our podcast, or suggest a guest that we should host, CLICK HERE. Here's what Laura and Kelsey will be discussing in this episode: How stress can cause digestive problems like leaky gut or IBS How stress fuels inflammation and lowers immune activity How stress causes imbalanced gut flora How stress affects your risk of autoimmune disease The 5 most important steps to managing your stress Links Discussed: Does Stress Cause Digestive Problems? Could Stress Be Causing Your Autoimmune Disease To Get Worse? Sign Up For The Adrenal Fatigue Email List - Get a free 28 page eBook when you join the list! TRANSCRIPT: Laura: Hi everyone. Welcome to episode 22 of The Ancestral RDs podcast. I’m Laura and over there is Kelsey. Kelsey: Hi everybody. Laura: We’re continuing on with the adrenal fatigue theme this week. Today we’re going to be talking about two very common health concerns that we see in our patients in how they relate to stress. These common conditions are digestive disorders and autoimmune disease. Kelsey and I wrote pretty in-depth blogs about these topics that we’ll link to in the show notes, but today we want to go over these issues for our podcast listeners. We’re going to start by talking about stress and gut health, which I think a lot of people intuitively understand that stress affects the gut especially just because of the connection to IBS. Kelsey: Mm hmm. Laura: But Kelsey is going to go into super deep detail about how stress really actually affects the gut. Kelsey: Alright, cool. I think you hit the nail on the head with that, Laura. We all kind of know inherently that stress…first of all just stress in general is not good for any part of the body but especially for digestive health. I think a lot of people with IBS or any other digestive disorder tend to kind of hear from their doctors the line that it’s all in your head or you just have to relax, which can be really frustrating to hear. Obviously if you are suffering from physiological symptoms that feel very, very real to you and someone just tells you It’s all in your head, it’s like well come on, that’s not very nice. I think we tend to kind of push the stress aspect to the wayside because of that a little bit. It’s sort of a defense that someone brings that up, we just say yeah right, it feels so real, I can’t even imagine how stress would be causing these incredibly uncomfortable symptoms that I’m experiencing, so I kind of think your wrong. What I want to remind people before we jump into this in depth is that there really is an aspect of digestive health that relates to stress that you really need to pay attention to. I hope that after I go through some of these different ways that stress affects the digestive system, that you will understand the real physiological impact that the stress response has on the digestive tract so you’ll be more able to justify implementing some of the strategies that we’ll talk about later to reduce stress in order to help yourself heal or feel better with the digestive issues that you are experiencing. To start off, let’s talk a little bit about intestinal permeability. That’s one of those words that you probably have heard before but maybe you’ve heard it more referred to as leaky gut. I’m not going to go much into really what that means. Laura Schoenfeld and Kelsey Marksteiner no 1:05:56 Episode 21: The Many Causes of Adrenal Fatigue (Part 2) http://theancestralrds.com/2015/04/02/episode-21-the-many-causes-of-adrenal-fatigue-part-2/ http://theancestralrds.com/2015/04/02/episode-21-the-many-causes-of-adrenal-fatigue-part-2/#respond Thu, 02 Apr 2015 11:00:41 +0000 http://theancestralrds.com/?p=311 http://theancestralrds.com/2015/04/02/episode-21-the-many-causes-of-adrenal-fatigue-part-2/feed/ 0 adrenal,alcohol,anger,anxiety,autoimmune disease,cigarette,circadian,dark,depression,detox,drinking,dysregulation Thanks for joining us for episode 21 of The Ancestral RD podcast! If you want to keep up with our podcasts, subscribe in iTunes and never miss an episode! - This episode is part two of our 2-hour special on the causes of adrenal fatigue. Thanks for joining us for episode 21 of The Ancestral RD podcast! If you want to keep up with our podcasts, subscribe in iTunes and never miss an episode! This episode is part two of our 2-hour special on the causes of adrenal fatigue. We hope that our first episode was helpful for you, and not too overwhelming. Sometimes having all this knowledge can cause people to be more stressed than if they didn’t know all the ways that life stress can cause adrenal fatigue so we’re hoping you’ll use this information as a way to make appropriate changes to your lifestyle and not get overwhelmed by fear or thinking that you need to move to a deserted island to get away from all of these potential issues.. Remember, if you'd like to submit a question for our podcast, or suggest a guest that we should host, CLICK HERE. Here's what Laura and Kelsey will be discussing in this episode: How toxins can affect your adrenal health. The important role of sleep and circadian rhythm entrainment in HPA axis regulation. The underlying health issues that can cause (and be caused by) HPA axis dysregulation. How your emotions affect your ability to heal from adrenal fatigue. Links Discussed: Sign Up For The Adrenal Fatigue Email List - Get a free 28 page eBook when you join the list! Could Stress Be Causing Your Autoimmune Disease To Get Worse? NPR: Becoming Fearless TRANSCRIPT:  Laura: Hey everyone. Welcome to episode 21 of The Ancestral RDs podcast. I’m Laura and with me as always is Kelsey. Kelsey: Hi everyone. Laura: This episode is part 2 of our 2 hour special on the causes of adrenal fatigue. We hope that our first episode was helpful for you and not too overwhelming. Sometimes having all this knowledge can cause people to be more stressed than if they didn’t know all the ways that life stress can cause adrenal fatigue. So we’re hoping that you’ll use this information as a way to make the appropriate changes to your lifestyle and not get too overwhelmed by fear or thinking that you need move to deserted island to get away from all these potential issues. Kelsey: I hope that we don’t need to move to a deserted island. I think we can manage it. Laura: I don’t know. It’s really cold out today and I’m feeling like being on a deserted island right now. It would be really nice. Kelsey: It does sound kind of nice, get some sun, yeah. Laura: Yeah. I was joking with Kelsey, you guys would think I look ridiculous right now. I’m wearing basically a down jacket, like a parka kind of thing because I turned the heat off in my house thinking it was going to warm up the next couple days and it’s 40 something out right now. So I’m like shaking in my boots literally, I’m wearing UGGs sitting at my desk. Kelsey: At least you don’t still have snow on the ground. Laura: I know, that’s true. Kelsey: Lucky you. Laura: Down here in North Carolina, 40 degrees is basically like the tundra. We do not appreciate this weather and I’ll be looking forward to tomorrow when it’s 70 degrees. Kelsey: Lucky you. Laura: Dreaming of deserted islands, but hopefully all of our listeners will feel comfortable living where they are living and dealing with the kind of stressors that they’re dealing with in their daily life. Kelsey: Yeah. Laura: Let’s get started with taking about, I guess we left off last time talking about a couple of lifestyle habits that could be potentially a problem. Kelsey: Right. Laura: Today we were going to start off by talking about different things that maybe you don’t have quite as much control over, but could potentially be something that you focus on as far as your minimizing stress. A lot of times when we think about stress, we think about emotional stress, or over exercising, or drinking too much caffeine, or something like that. But there’s a lot of other things that can actually be causing your body stress that you’re not even aware about. Laura Schoenfeld and Kelsey Marksteiner no 1:30:35 Episode 20: The Many Causes of Adrenal Fatigue (Part 1) http://theancestralrds.com/2015/03/26/episode-20-the-many-causes-of-adrenal-fatigue-part-1/ http://theancestralrds.com/2015/03/26/episode-20-the-many-causes-of-adrenal-fatigue-part-1/#comments Thu, 26 Mar 2015 11:00:29 +0000 http://theancestralrds.com/?p=305 http://theancestralrds.com/2015/03/26/episode-20-the-many-causes-of-adrenal-fatigue-part-1/feed/ 1 adrenal fatigue,aerobic,anaerobic,blood sugar,caffeine,carbohydrates,diet,endurance,exercise,exhaustion,fat,food sensitivity Thanks for joining us for episode 20 of The Ancestral RD podcast! If you want to keep up with our podcasts, subscribe in iTunes and never miss an episode! - Today we're going to be talking about all the different underlying causes of adrenal fatigue s... Thanks for joining us for episode 20 of The Ancestral RD podcast! If you want to keep up with our podcasts, subscribe in iTunes and never miss an episode! Today we're going to be talking about all the different underlying causes of adrenal fatigue syndrome, which is also referred to as HPA axis dysregulation in the medical community. Last time we primarily focused on the way that a strict Paleo diet and lifestyle could actually be counter productive, and today we’re going to dive a little bit deeper into the vast array of different potential causes of adrenal fatigue Remember, if you'd like to submit a question for our podcast, or suggest a guest that we should host, CLICK HERE. Here's what Laura and Kelsey will be discussing in this episode: Update on how the Paleo Rehab: Adrenal Fatigue Beta program is going. (It's great!) How your diet may be causing adrenal fatigue. The lifestyle habits that harm your adrenals. The two different types of stress that can lead to HPA axis dysregulation. Links Discussed: Sign Up For The Adrenal Fatigue Email List - Get a free 28 page eBook when you join the list! TRANSCRIPT: Laura: Hey everyone. Welcome to episode 20 of The Ancestral RDs podcast. I’m Laura and with me as always is Kelsey. Kelsey: Hey everybody. Laura: Today we are going to be talking about all of the different underlying causes of adrenal fatigue syndrome, which as we mentioned last time is also referred to as HPA axis dysregulation. Last time we primarily focused on the way that a strict Paleo diet and lifestyle can actually be counterproductive to adrenal health. Today we are going to dive a little bit deeper into the vast array of different potential causes of adrenal fatigue. You may be wondering why we’re going so hardcore into adrenal fatigue. If you haven’t noticed from our Facebook, and, emails and all of that, we are putting together an adrenal fatigue program. Right now we’re in the beta test phase of it. We have about 30 participants that are going through the program, and giving us feedback, and helping us refine it so that it is the best program on the market for helping people heal from adrenal fatigue. It’s funny, every time we do a podcast, or an article, or anything, we start realizing oh my gosh, we could put all this information into the program. I feel like it’s going to be a lot bigger and more awesome that it was even when we first designed it and launched it for the beta. What do you think, Kelsey? Kelsey: Yeah, I think so too. It’s really great because we’re in week two of the beta program right now and we’re getting a lot of great feedback from our participants. I think it’s going really well already and it’s going to get even better with all this extra information that we’re going to include as well. Laura: Yeah, I think what’s really interesting to me just interacting with the people in the Facebook group is that it seems like everyone kind of has their own reason for adrenal fatigue. Some people going through the diet module, they’ve been having all these really awesome realizations about their diet not being appropriate and they’re realizing maybe they’re not eating enough, maybe they’re not eating the right types of foods. So they’re already feeling better just making these little diet tweaks. And then we have other people who they go through the diet module and then they say okay, actually I am eating this way, so maybe diet is not a problem. Sometimes people can get a little frustrated when they go through some kind of training and say well, I’m already doing all this, so that’s not helpful. But in my opinion, and this is something that I see with a lot of clients, sometimes knowing that you’re doing everything right is actually really helpful because it can take some of the stress off of you feeling like you’re not doing what you’re supposing to be doing. Kelsey: Yeah. I think that’s huge. Often when I work with clients, Laura Schoenfeld and Kelsey Marksteiner no 58:10 Episode 19: Is A Paleo Lifestyle Giving You “Adrenal Fatigue”? http://theancestralrds.com/2015/03/12/episode-19-is-a-paleo-lifestyle-giving-you-adrenal-fatigue/ http://theancestralrds.com/2015/03/12/episode-19-is-a-paleo-lifestyle-giving-you-adrenal-fatigue/#comments Thu, 12 Mar 2015 11:00:49 +0000 http://theancestralrds.com/?p=299 http://theancestralrds.com/2015/03/12/episode-19-is-a-paleo-lifestyle-giving-you-adrenal-fatigue/feed/ 6 adrenal fatigue,ancestral,connection,crossfit,diet,dysregulation,exercise,help,hpa axis,launch,learn,nutrition Thanks for joining us for episode 19 of The Ancestral RD podcast! If you want to keep up with our podcasts, subscribe in iTunes and never miss an episode! - Today we're going to be talking about how a paleo diet and lifestyle could actually be causing... Thanks for joining us for episode 19 of The Ancestral RD podcast! If you want to keep up with our podcasts, subscribe in iTunes and never miss an episode! Today we're going to be talking about how a paleo diet and lifestyle could actually be causing you to develop adrenal fatigue syndrome, which is also referred to as HPA axis dysregulation in the medical community. Remember, if you'd like to submit a question for our podcast, or suggest a guest that we should host, CLICK HERE. Here's what Laura and Kelsey will be discussing in this episode: What is adrenal fatigue? How your diet might cause adrenal fatigue syndrome? Overtraining and how that taxes your adrenal glands Why lifestyle might be even more important than diet and exercise when it comes to your adrenal health How an overly restrictive diet can actually lead to adrenal fatigue syndrome Links Discussed: Sign Up For The Adrenal Fatigue Email List TRANSCRIPT: Laura: Hey everyone. Welcome to episode 19 of The Ancestral RDs podcast. I’m Laura and over there is Kelsey. Kelsey: Hi everybody. Laura: Today Kelsey and I are going to be talking about how a Paleo diet and Paleo lifestyle could actually be causing you to develop adrenal fatigue syndrome, which is also referred to as HPA axis dysregulation in the medical community. There’s been a couple of articles that have come up. I’m thinking specifically of the one on PaleoForWomen.com about how adrenal fatigue is not a real thing, which that article as we know actually kind of said that it was a real thing, it’s just the terminology is not appropriate for it. Kelsey: Right. Laura: Unfortunately, I feel like it’s one of those terms that has stuck. We call it adrenal fatigue because that’s what the common term for it is. But I just want to make sure everyone knows that when we talk about this, we’re actually talking about HPA axis dysregulation. Kelsey, do you want to explain to our listeners first of all what adrenal fatigue is and why we call it HPA axis dysregulation instead of adrenal fatigue? Kelsey: Yeah, sure. First it’s probably a good idea to talk about what the heck the HPA axis is because if you haven’t heard of that before, it kind of sounds elusive and scary. The HPA axis, basically it stands for Hypothalamic Pituitary Adrenal axis. It’s basically the connection between the hypothalamus, the pituitary, and the adrenals because they all really work tougher to activate the stress response when we come into contact with any kind of stressor. You can think about this like let’s say something jumps out and scares you. Your body goes through this whole process, and I won’t dive really deep into this, but your body goes through this whole process where it secretes a bunch of different hormones that eventually cause the release of cortisol from our adrenal gland. This happens normally. It’s a very normal response, it’s supposed to happen. But what can happen for us kind of in the modern world when we’re exposed to stressors pretty much all day long. Even just thinking about waking up from an alarm clock going off, that’s a little jolting. You should try to maybe pick some soothing music to wake up to instead of a blaring alarm going off. Laura: I know. I have an alarm, it’s very soothing and there’s birds chirping and stuff. There’s been a couple times in the last couple weeks, specifically after daylight savings time, where I slept through that. That’s the one downside is that’s so soothing that it doesn’t wake me up. Kelsey: I used to have the Jawbone Up, it’s one of the fitness wristbands. Laura: Oh yeah, kind of like the Fitbit. Kelsey: That would vibrate to wake you up and it was so awesome. Yeah, it’s like a FitBit. That was a much better way to wake up. But mine broke unfortunately and I haven’t gotten around to getting a new one. But that’s the best alarm out there I feel like. It’s like nothing to wake you up, but it still does the job. Laura Schoenfeld and Kelsey Marksteiner no 1:09:28 Episode 18: Sustainability and Paleo with Diana Rodgers http://theancestralrds.com/2015/02/26/episode-18-sustainability-and-paleo-with-diana-rodgers/ http://theancestralrds.com/2015/02/26/episode-18-sustainability-and-paleo-with-diana-rodgers/#comments Thu, 26 Feb 2015 12:00:25 +0000 http://theancestralrds.com/?p=292 http://theancestralrds.com/2015/02/26/episode-18-sustainability-and-paleo-with-diana-rodgers/feed/ 1 allergy,animal,approved,celiac,cookbook,diana,diet,disease,ecological,environment,farm,free Thanks for joining us for episode 17 of The Ancestral RDs podcast! If you want to keep up with our podcasts, subscribe in iTunes and never miss an episode! - We're thrilled to have Diana Rodgers, NTP on our show today. Thanks for joining us for episode 17 of The Ancestral RDs podcast! If you want to keep up with our podcasts, subscribe in iTunes and never miss an episode! We're thrilled to have Diana Rodgers, NTP on our show today. She is a nutritionist living on a working organic farm west of Boston. She has an active nutrition practice called Radiance Nutritional Therapy and she is a mother of two kids, married to a full time farmer, an author, a multimedia producer, a CrossFitter, and a graduate student currently working on becoming a Registered Dietitian in order to work more closely with the medical community and help more people get well through nutrient dense food. Today we're discussing Diana's journey to becoming a nutritionist and a sustainability activist, the reason why a gluten-free diet wasn't enough for her to get healthy after developing celiac disease, and practical tips on how you can make your gluten free, real food diet more sustainable. And remember, if you'd like to submit a question for our podcast, or suggest a guest that we should host, CLICK HERE. Here's what Diana, Laura and Kelsey will be discussing in this episode: How Diana got interested in nutrition because of her own health struggles with celiac disease, and why she and her husband started a sustainable farm. Why we should care about where our food comes from, and how to know if our food is sustainable for the environment, the animals, and the farm workers. How a sustainable diet can be a more health promoting one as well. Links Discussed: SustainableDish.com The Homegrown Paleo Cookbook: Over 100 Delicious, Gluten-Free, Farm-to-Table Recipes,  and a Complete Guide to Growing Your Own Healthy Food Get your Homegrown Paleo Preorder Bonus Affiliate Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links, which means Laura and/or Kelsey will receive a percentage of any product or service you purchase using the links in this article. You will pay the same price for all products and services, and your purchase helps support the maintenance of this podcast and website. Thanks for your support! Laura Schoenfeld and Kelsey Marksteiner no 1:00:11 Episode 17: Weight Loss For Women with Stefani Ruper http://theancestralrds.com/2015/02/12/episode-17-weight-loss-for-women-with-stefani-ruper/ http://theancestralrds.com/2015/02/12/episode-17-weight-loss-for-women-with-stefani-ruper/#comments Thu, 12 Feb 2015 12:00:19 +0000 http://theancestralrds.com/?p=277 http://theancestralrds.com/2015/02/12/episode-17-weight-loss-for-women-with-stefani-ruper/feed/ 3 carb,controversy,diet,evidence,fat,guide,help,loss,low,nutrition,paleo,ruper Thanks for joining us for episode 17 of The Ancestral RDs podcast! If you want to keep up with our podcasts, subscribe in iTunes and never miss an episode! - This week we have our first non-RD guest (gasp!) here to discuss women's weight loss. Thanks for joining us for episode 17 of The Ancestral RDs podcast! If you want to keep up with our podcasts, subscribe in iTunes and never miss an episode! This week we have our first non-RD guest (gasp!) here to discuss women's weight loss. Stefani Ruper is the author of the best-selling paleo women’s health manifesto Sexy by Nature: The Whole Foods Solution to Radiant Health, Life-Long Sex Appeal, and Soaring Confidence. She is the voice behind the Paleo for Women blog, the first ever body image and self-love podcast Live. Love. Eat., and a self-love YouTube Channel. She's also the author of the recently released program Weight Loss Unlocked, which was designed to help women lose weight in a safe and effective way while eating foods that they love. This is a super fun podcast where Stefani teaches us how to construct a healthy, non-restrictive Paleo-ish diet to help you lose weight and keep it off. Note: There is one small expletive in this podcast so listen with caution. (Thanks Stefani! :-) ) And remember, if you'd like to submit a question for our podcast, or suggest a guest that we should host, CLICK HERE. Here's what Stefani, Laura and Kelsey will be discussing in this episode: Listen as Stefani shares her experience with weight loss and weight gain, and what she learned from her own struggles. Learn why self-love and body image are important factors in anyone's weight loss journey. Find out what the science really says about low carb vs. low fat dieting. Learn how to build a balanced plate with the exact foods you need to eat for losing weight healthily. Laugh with us as we become "fan girls" discussing nutrition pros like Chris Masterjohn, Stephan Guyenet, and Paul Jaminet! Links Discussed: Weight Loss Unlocked by Stefani Ruper Laura's Review of Weight Loss Unlocked Sexy by Nature: The Whole Foods Solution to Radiant Health, Life-Long Sex Appeal, and Soaring Confidence Stefani's self-love podcast Live. Love. Eat. Where to find Stefani: Paleo For Women YouTube Facebook Twitter Pinterest Instagram   Affiliate Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links, which means Laura and/or Kelsey will receive a percentage of any product or service you purchase using the links in this article. You will pay the same price for all products and services, and your purchase helps support the maintenance of this podcast and website. Thanks for your support! Laura Schoenfeld and Kelsey Marksteiner no 1:03:57 Episode 16: Post Birth Control Syndrome and Intermittent Fasting For Women http://theancestralrds.com/2015/01/29/episode-16-post-birth-control-syndrome-and-intermittent-fasting-for-women/ http://theancestralrds.com/2015/01/29/episode-16-post-birth-control-syndrome-and-intermittent-fasting-for-women/#comments Thu, 29 Jan 2015 14:52:18 +0000 http://theancestralrds.com/?p=271 http://theancestralrds.com/2015/01/29/episode-16-post-birth-control-syndrome-and-intermittent-fasting-for-women/feed/ 3 amenorrhea,birth control,calorie,carbohydrate,cycle,diet,fasting,female,hormone,intermittent,loss,lost Thanks for joining us for episode 16 of The Ancestral RD podcast! If you want to keep up with our podcasts, subscribe in iTunes and never miss an episode! - This week we're talking all about female hormones and how they can be affected by what you do ... Thanks for joining us for episode 16 of The Ancestral RD podcast! If you want to keep up with our podcasts, subscribe in iTunes and never miss an episode! This week we're talking all about female hormones and how they can be affected by what you do (and don't) eat. We see issues with our female patients all the time when they're under eating, over exercising, or taking hormonal birth control for a long period of time. We're gearing up to have Stefani Ruper on our show next time so we hope you enjoy the focus on women's health this month! Remember, if you'd like to submit a question for our podcast, or suggest a guest that we should host, CLICK HERE. Here's what Laura and Kelsey will be discussing in this episode: Is there a case for taking oral birth control if you have amenorrhea?I have hypothalamic amenorrhea and early onset osteoporosis, so the supplemental estrogen would be for bone heath. I "lost" my period at 16 and was put on birth control, but went off it a year ago to try and get my period on my own, but no luck. My bone density never improved while on birth control, but the doctor's argument is that it could have been worse. Can post birth control syndrome last longer than 1 year, and is trying to get my period back with diet and lifestyle foolish considering bone loss risk? Some details: 26 yrs old, 5'8", 125 lbs, 100% paleo for 2 years, no refined sugar, and moderate/low carb (ex. 1 piece of fruit and about a cup of starchy tubers most days - slowly upping it) Hi Laura and Kelsey! My question is about intermittent fasting. I've recently been experimenting with daily intermittent fasting and feel great! I've read that women who use IF do not respond as well as men, but when I skip breakfast and only eat between 11:00am and 8:00pm I have no issues and actually have even more energy than ever. Regardless of how I feel, should I be concerned that IF is not good for my health, as a woman? Thanks so much; I love your show! Links Discussed: Episode 9: Women’s Health and the Female Athlete Triad with Kate Callaghan Kate Callaghan: The Holistic Nutritionist Episode 11: Eating Fruit and Keeping Bones Healthy On A Paleo Diet How To Keep Your Bones Healthy On A Paleo Diet Stefani Ruper: Female Specific Responses to Intermittent Fasting Laura Schoenfeld and Kelsey Marksteiner no 44:25 Episode 15: Is Your Diet Worth Getting Stressed About? http://theancestralrds.com/2015/01/15/episode-15-is-your-diet-worth-getting-stressed-about/ http://theancestralrds.com/2015/01/15/episode-15-is-your-diet-worth-getting-stressed-about/#comments Thu, 15 Jan 2015 12:00:49 +0000 http://theancestralrds.com/?p=260 http://theancestralrds.com/2015/01/15/episode-15-is-your-diet-worth-getting-stressed-about/feed/ 5 Thanks for joining us for episode 15 of The Ancestral RD podcast! If you want to keep up with our podcasts, subscribe in iTunes and never miss an episode! - Today we're talking about one of our favorite topics: stress and restrictive diets. Thanks for joining us for episode 15 of The Ancestral RD podcast! If you want to keep up with our podcasts, subscribe in iTunes and never miss an episode! Today we're talking about one of our favorite topics: stress and restrictive diets. Laura and Kelsey both work with clients all the time that are doing more harm than good to their health by trying to eat the "perfect" diet, and we're hoping that this podcast episode will inspire you to re-evaluate your current dietary approach and determine if you need to be less restrictive or reintroduce new foods that you've been avoiding. We could talk about this topic forever, but we want to hear from YOU! So leave your comments below and share your story! Remember, if you'd like to submit a question for our new podcast, or suggest a guest that we should host, CLICK HERE. Here's what Laura and Kelsey will be discussing in this episode: Paleo is very restrictive and if you start listening to all the experts like Chris Kresser etc you really risk to go nuts unless you live a life with lots of free time to make everything on your own and to not just eat salads every day. I have been trying to follow advice on what is "right" and "bad" , making lots of homemade food, paying attention to this and that, but that's not always possible for normal people with an 8hr job and a family. I believe the risk is to get stressed out like I did and in the end we know that stress is part of the "bad" list. So how important is finding balance in your life, even incorporating some of the bad's in order to reduce stress from your life? Links Discussed: Chris Kresser on the 80/20 Rule Molly Galbraith - It's Hard Out There For A Fit Chick Stefani Ruper's Weight Loss Unlocked Program Laura Schoenfeld and Kelsey Marksteiner no 1:04:48 Episode 14: Real Food Meal Planning with Team Nutrition Genius http://theancestralrds.com/2015/01/01/episode-14-real-food-meal-planning-with-team-nutrition-genius/ http://theancestralrds.com/2015/01/01/episode-14-real-food-meal-planning-with-team-nutrition-genius/#comments Thu, 01 Jan 2015 12:00:13 +0000 http://theancestralrds.com/?p=247 http://theancestralrds.com/2015/01/01/episode-14-real-food-meal-planning-with-team-nutrition-genius/feed/ 3 ancestral,change,cook,diet,family,feed,food,grocery,health,market,meal planning,nutrition Thanks for joining us for episode 14 of The Ancestral RD podcast! If you want to keep up with our podcasts, subscribe in iTunes and never miss an episode! - Today with us we have Laura "Sassy" Ligos and Marie "Pearl" Bieber, Thanks for joining us for episode 14 of The Ancestral RD podcast! If you want to keep up with our podcasts, subscribe in iTunes and never miss an episode! Today with us we have Laura "Sassy" Ligos and Marie "Pearl" Bieber, two RDs who believe in our real food message. Laura is a registered dietitian with a bachelor's in nutrition and an MBA and Marie is a registered dietitian with degrees in nutrition and psychology. In this episode we're talking about real food meal plans - how to get started with them and make them stick! Remember, if you'd like to submit a question for our new podcast, or suggest a guest that we should host, CLICK HERE. Here's what Laura, Kelsey, Laura, and Marie will be discussing in this episode: Who is Team Nutrition Genius? What are the first steps to starting your new real food diet? How can you save time and money by cooking real food at home? What are the most important things to remember while shopping, prepping, and cooking? What are Laura and Marie's favorite kitchen and pantry staples? Bonus: Those who sign up for Laura and Marie's email list will get a sample meal plan and a blank template! Sign up HERE! Links Discussed: Website: Team Nutrition Genius Twitter: @TeamNutriGenius Facebook Instagram: Laura @thesassydietitian and Marie @PearlONutrition Chowstalker.com Recipe: Egg and Bacon Cups DOWNLOAD TRANSCRIPT Laura Schoenfeld and Kelsey Marksteiner no 1:01:45 Episode 13: Choosing the Right Diet and Eating White Rice On Paleo http://theancestralrds.com/2014/12/18/episode-13-choosing-the-right-diet-and-eating-white-rice-on-paleo/ http://theancestralrds.com/2014/12/18/episode-13-choosing-the-right-diet-and-eating-white-rice-on-paleo/#respond Thu, 18 Dec 2014 12:00:13 +0000 http://theancestralrds.com/?p=240 http://theancestralrds.com/2014/12/18/episode-13-choosing-the-right-diet-and-eating-white-rice-on-paleo/feed/ 0 ancestral,athlete,blood sugar,breastfeeding,carbohydrate,carbs,diabetes,diet,GAPS,health,healthy,insulin Thanks for joining us for episode 13 of The Ancestral RD podcast! If you want to keep up with our podcasts, subscribe in iTunes and never miss an episode! - We have another question and answer session today, Thanks for joining us for episode 13 of The Ancestral RD podcast! If you want to keep up with our podcasts, subscribe in iTunes and never miss an episode! We have another question and answer session today, and the questions we chose are ones we see being asked pretty regularly as people start to learn more about ancestral health and the Paleo diet. And remember, if you'd like to submit a question for our new podcast, or suggest a guest that we should host, CLICK HERE. Here's what Laura and Kelsey will be discussing in this episode:  With so many dietary lifestyles out there like Paleo, GAPS, and Weston A. Price, how can I know which is right for me and my family? Is white rice acceptable on an Ancestral or Paleo diet? Links Discussed: Is A Low Carb Diet Ruining Your Health? When Should You Try A Low Carb Diet? Primal Toad: White Rice, Friend or Foe? Holistic Squid: Why I Eat White Rice Instead of Brown Laura Schoenfeld and Kelsey Marksteiner no 49:10 Episode 12: Healthy Fat Choices and Preventative Gut Health http://theancestralrds.com/2014/12/04/episode-12-healthy-fat-choices-and-preventative-gut-health/ http://theancestralrds.com/2014/12/04/episode-12-healthy-fat-choices-and-preventative-gut-health/#comments Thu, 04 Dec 2014 12:00:19 +0000 http://theancestralrds.com/?p=233 http://theancestralrds.com/2014/12/04/episode-12-healthy-fat-choices-and-preventative-gut-health/feed/ 8 ancestral,butter,coconut oil,diet,fat,fiber,fruit,ghee,gut health,healthy,lard,monounsaturated Thanks for joining us for episode 12 of The Ancestral RD podcast! If you want to keep up with our podcasts, subscribe in iTunes and never miss an episode! - We got a little chatty today, since some of you recommended we do a bit more in the introducti... Thanks for joining us for episode 12 of The Ancestral RD podcast! If you want to keep up with our podcasts, subscribe in iTunes and never miss an episode! We got a little chatty today, since some of you recommended we do a bit more in the introduction to "show our personalities" - please let us know what you think, if you like the banter or you'd rather us skip it! And remember, if you'd like to submit a question for our new podcast, or suggest a guest that we should host, CLICK HERE. Here's what Laura and Kelsey will be discussing in this episode:  What are the healthiest oils and fats? I don’t have any health problems, but I know gut health is really important. What should I be doing to keep my gut healthy for the rest of my life? Links Discussed: Fill Out Our Adrenal Fatigue Survey! FatWorks - A great place to buy high quality fat online Is it Safe to Cook with Olive Oil? Do Polyphenols Improve Your Gut Bacteria? - Kelsey's article on Chris Kresser's Site Is Stress Wrecking Your Gut? - Kelsey's article on Robb Wolf's site Laura Schoenfeld and Kelsey Marksteiner no 1:06:37 Episode 11: Eating Fruit and Keeping Bones Healthy On A Paleo Diet http://theancestralrds.com/2014/11/20/episode-11-eating-fruit-and-keeping-bones-healthy-on-a-paleo-diet/ http://theancestralrds.com/2014/11/20/episode-11-eating-fruit-and-keeping-bones-healthy-on-a-paleo-diet/#respond Thu, 20 Nov 2014 12:40:41 +0000 http://theancestralrds.com/?p=227 http://theancestralrds.com/2014/11/20/episode-11-eating-fruit-and-keeping-bones-healthy-on-a-paleo-diet/feed/ 0 blood,bone,calcium,density,diabetes,diet,exercise,fructose,fruit,health,inflammation,lifting Thanks for joining us for episode 11 of The Ancestral RD podcast! If you want to keep up with our podcasts, subscribe in iTunes and never miss an episode! - Today we're getting back to some Q&As, so we’ll be answering your nutrition-related questions ... Thanks for joining us for episode 11 of The Ancestral RD podcast! If you want to keep up with our podcasts, subscribe in iTunes and never miss an episode! Today we're getting back to some Q&As, so we’ll be answering your nutrition-related questions on the show. We've taken questions from our submission form, as well as one that keeps popping up in our private 14Four Facebook group. Remember, if you'd like to submit a question for our new podcast, or suggest a guest that we should host, CLICK HERE. Here's what Laura and Kelsey will be discussing in this episode: I love fruit, and always thought our ancestors loved them too. But this fructose and glycemic index stuff is taking the passion away... So what is the paleo deal for fresh fruit? Do I need to worry about my bone health if I'm not eating dairy products? Links Discussed: How To Keep Your Bones Healthy On A Paleo Diet - Laura's guest post Laura Schoenfeld and Kelsey Marksteiner no 40:28 Episode 10: How to Take Insurance as a Private Practice RD with Pamela Schoenfeld http://theancestralrds.com/2014/11/06/episode-10-how-to-take-insurance-as-a-private-practice-rd-with-pamela-schoenfeld/ http://theancestralrds.com/2014/11/06/episode-10-how-to-take-insurance-as-a-private-practice-rd-with-pamela-schoenfeld/#comments Thu, 06 Nov 2014 13:00:44 +0000 http://theancestralrds.com/?p=214 http://theancestralrds.com/2014/11/06/episode-10-how-to-take-insurance-as-a-private-practice-rd-with-pamela-schoenfeld/feed/ 8 advice,CAQH,client,help,how to,insurance,pamela schoenfeld,patient,payment,private practice,provider,recommendations Thanks for joining us for episode 9 of The Ancestral RD podcast! If you want to keep up with our podcasts, subscribe in iTunes and never miss an episode! - This week, we're pleased that Pamela Schoenfeld (yes, Laura's mom! Thanks for joining us for episode 9 of The Ancestral RD podcast! If you want to keep up with our podcasts, subscribe in iTunes and never miss an episode! This week, we're pleased that Pamela Schoenfeld (yes, Laura's mom!) is joining us for another discussion tailored to both practicing dietitians and RD-to-be's! Pam is a registered dietitian who practices holistic nutrition, which means she considers the total health of both the mind and the body when working with clients. She is a graduate of the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, the University of Maryland, and the College of Saint Elizabeth. She has a Masters degree in nutrition and has completed extensive additional training in integrative health, nutrition, and wellness. She has been a mentor to Laura throughout her educational program and now as she builds her career, and would be happy to speak to other dietitians about mentorship opportunities to help get their businesses up and running. Contact her for a free consult about her mentor services! Here's what Pam, Laura, and Kelsey will be discussing in this episode: Tips for getting started taking insurance as a private practice dietitian Pros and cons of taking insurance versus private pay How to make the application process go smoothly What to do if you need help getting your practice off the ground Links Discussed Pam's website: Reinvent Your Diet Contact Pamela at pam@reinventyourdiet.com Become a provider: CAQH Website Referral source: Healthprofs.com Submit claims online: Officeally.com To register for an LLC: LegalZoom.com Get professional liability: EatRight.org Temporary office space: Regus.com Pam's First Steps for Taking Insurance: Rent a temporary or permanent office space where you can actually see patients Decide on a business name, purchase a website with the name you want to use if you are ready Consider what type of business form you would like to be (e.g. LLC) and register with Secretary of State Get a Tax Identification Number from the IRS Get professional liability insurance through the AND website Get a National Provider Number or NPI Fill out application on CAQH website to start the process to becoming a participating provider for all insurance companies Laura Schoenfeld and Kelsey Marksteiner no 1:13:43 Episode 9: Women’s Health and the Female Athlete Triad with Kate Callaghan http://theancestralrds.com/2014/10/23/episode-9-womens-health-and-the-female-athlete-triad-with-kate-callaghan/ http://theancestralrds.com/2014/10/23/episode-9-womens-health-and-the-female-athlete-triad-with-kate-callaghan/#comments Thu, 23 Oct 2014 12:00:16 +0000 http://theancestralrds.com/?p=206 http://theancestralrds.com/2014/10/23/episode-9-womens-health-and-the-female-athlete-triad-with-kate-callaghan/feed/ 5 amenorrhea,body,calorie,carbohydrate,cycle,fat,female,female athlete triad,food,health,hypothalamic,intake Thanks for joining us for episode 9 of The Ancestral RD podcast! If you want to keep up with our podcasts, subscribe in iTunes and never miss an episode! - We're so happy to have Kate Callaghan, RD as a guest on our show today. Thanks for joining us for episode 9 of The Ancestral RD podcast! If you want to keep up with our podcasts, subscribe in iTunes and never miss an episode! We're so happy to have Kate Callaghan, RD as a guest on our show today. Kate is a Holistic Nutritionist, Personal Trainer and Lifestyle Coach specialising in hormone healing with over 13 years experience in the health and fitness industry. She focuses on the whole person, acknowledging that everyone is unique and, therefore, has different needs. Her goal is to unite the nutritional, physical, emotional, mental, environmental and spiritual components of her clients' lives to promote healing and wellbeing. Kate works with clients via Skype, helping others get to the root cause of their concerns to find optimal health and happiness. Here's what Kate, Kelsey, and Laura will be discussing in this episode: What the Female Athlete Triad and Hypothalamic Amenorrhea are and what causes these problems Health consequences of the Female Athlete Triad, both short and long term Common mistakes with going low carb Paleo that can contribute to hormonal issues How to recover from this common condition using nutrition, activity, and lifestyle change Links Discussed Kate's site The Holistic Nutritionist Kate's Facebook and Instagram pages Kate's advice on Hypothalamic Amenorrhea Laura's (controversial) post Paleo Women Are Phat Note: While technology is amazing enough to let us have a three-way Skype chat with someone on the other side of the earth, unfortunately it isn't perfect. We apologize for any drops in audio that you hear, or changes in sound quality. Hopefully you can hear well enough to get lots of great info from the podcast! Laura Schoenfeld and Kelsey Marksteiner no 1:02:04 Episode 8: How to Become a Real Food Dietitian (Part 2) http://theancestralrds.com/2014/10/16/episode-8-how-to-become-a-real-food-dietitian-part-2/ http://theancestralrds.com/2014/10/16/episode-8-how-to-become-a-real-food-dietitian-part-2/#comments Thu, 16 Oct 2014 12:00:12 +0000 http://theancestralrds.com/?p=198 http://theancestralrds.com/2014/10/16/episode-8-how-to-become-a-real-food-dietitian-part-2/feed/ 1 advice,career,dietitian,education,how to,nutrition,paleo,primal,rd,real food,recommendation Thanks for joining us for our latest episode of The Ancestral RD podcast! If you want to keep up with our podcasts, subscribe in iTunes and never miss an episode! - Today's episode is Part 2 of a two part series on how to become a real food dietitian. Thanks for joining us for our latest episode of The Ancestral RD podcast! If you want to keep up with our podcasts, subscribe in iTunes and never miss an episode! Today's episode is Part 2 of a two part series on how to become a real food dietitian. If you missed the first episode, you can listen to that here. We do recommend listening to that podcast first, since this episode is essentially a continuation of that episode! Remember, if you'd like to submit a question for our new podcast, or suggest a guest that we should host, CLICK HERE. Here's what Laura and Kelsey will be discussing in this episode: Navigating the world of dietetics with an unorthodox approach How to use your real food knowledge even if you’re not in private practice How to get into private practice dietetics Links Discussed: Laura's MPH/RD Program Kelsey's MS Program The Real Food RDs Facebook Group (must be an RD or RD student to join) Paleo Nutrition Professionals Group (open to all!) Designs for Health Webinars Emerson Ecologics Webinars Susan Allen's IFMNT Program Laura Schoenfeld and Kelsey Marksteiner no 1:18:24 Episode 7: How to Become a Real Food Dietitian (Part 1) http://theancestralrds.com/2014/10/09/episode-7-how-to-become-a-real-food-dietitian-part-1/ http://theancestralrds.com/2014/10/09/episode-7-how-to-become-a-real-food-dietitian-part-1/#comments Thu, 09 Oct 2014 12:00:46 +0000 http://theancestralrds.com/?p=191 http://theancestralrds.com/2014/10/09/episode-7-how-to-become-a-real-food-dietitian-part-1/feed/ 4 advice,career,dietitian,education,how to,nutrition,program,rd,recommendation,school Thanks for joining us for our latest episode of The Ancestral RD podcast! If you want to keep up with our podcasts, subscribe in iTunes and never miss an episode! - Today's episode is going to be a little bit different. Thanks for joining us for our latest episode of The Ancestral RD podcast! If you want to keep up with our podcasts, subscribe in iTunes and never miss an episode! Today's episode is going to be a little bit different. Instead of talking about nutrition and health recommendations, we're going to switch gears and have a conversation about how we got to where we are in our careers, and what to do if you dream of becoming a real food RD. Remember, if you'd like to submit a question for our new podcast, or suggest a guest that we should host, CLICK HERE. Here's what Laura and Kelsey will be discussing in this episode: How we became interested in nutrition and how we got our education Things we had to do outside of school to get to where we are Tips for how to self-educate after school Links Discussed: Laura's MPH/RD Program Kelsey's MS Program The Real Food RDs Facebook Group (must be an RD or RD student to join) Paleo Nutrition Professionals Group (open to all!) Designs for Health Webinars Emerson Ecologics Webinars TRANSCRIPT Laura Schoenfeld and Kelsey Marksteiner no 1:17:09 Episode 6: All About Gestational Diabetes with Lily Nichols http://theancestralrds.com/2014/09/25/episode-6-all-about-gestational-diabetes-with-lily-nichols/ http://theancestralrds.com/2014/09/25/episode-6-all-about-gestational-diabetes-with-lily-nichols/#comments Thu, 25 Sep 2014 12:00:42 +0000 http://theancestralrds.com/?p=172 http://theancestralrds.com/2014/09/25/episode-6-all-about-gestational-diabetes-with-lily-nichols/feed/ 2 birth,blood,carb,control,diabetes,diet,gestational,glucose,ketosis,nutrition,paleo,pregnancy Thanks for joining us for our sixth episode of The Ancestral RD podcast! If you want to keep up with our podcasts, subscribe in iTunes and never miss an episode! - We are so thrilled to have our first guest on our show. Lily Nichols, RDN, CDE, Thanks for joining us for our sixth episode of The Ancestral RD podcast! If you want to keep up with our podcasts, subscribe in iTunes and never miss an episode! We are so thrilled to have our first guest on our show. Lily Nichols, RDN, CDE, CLT is a Registered Dietitian/Nutritionist, Certified Diabetes Educator, Certified LEAP Therapist and Certified Pilates Instructor whose approach to nutrition embraces real food, integrative medicine, and mindfulness. She specializes in helping people with digestive issues heal from food sensitivities, supporting pregnant women to have the healthiest pregnancy possible (even if and especially when they have conditions like gestational diabetes), and helping Pilates teachers and students finally lose weight by ditching restrictive dieting habits, indulging in real food, and tuning in to their body’s inner cues. Listen to this podcast if you want to learn more about gestational diabetes and nutrition during pregnancy. Remember, if you'd like to submit a question for our new podcast, or suggest a guest that we should host, CLICK HERE. Here's what Lily, Kelsey, and Laura will be discussing in this episode: What is gestational diabetes? How common is it? Why do women get gestational diabetes? Is this something they caused? What are their risk factors? Does it go away after pregnancy? How is GDM usually treated? Do all women need insulin or medication? What’s the conventional diet recommendation? Why do you take a different approach to gestational diabetes management? What type of diet do you suggest? How does exercise affect the blood sugar? What types of exercise are safe during pregnancy? Links Discussed: Lily's Book: Real Food for Gestational Diabetes: An Alternative to the Conventional Nutrition Approach PilatesNutritionist.com Follow Lily on Facebook and Twitter Check out Lily's great freebies Laura Schoenfeld and Kelsey Marksteiner no 1:15:12 Episode 5: Curing SIBO with Adrenal Fatigue and Whether to Eliminate Nightshades http://theancestralrds.com/2014/09/11/episode-5-curing-sibo-with-adrenal-fatigue-and-whether-to-eliminate-nightshades/ http://theancestralrds.com/2014/09/11/episode-5-curing-sibo-with-adrenal-fatigue-and-whether-to-eliminate-nightshades/#comments Thu, 11 Sep 2014 12:00:46 +0000 http://theancestralrds.com/?p=162 http://theancestralrds.com/2014/09/11/episode-5-curing-sibo-with-adrenal-fatigue-and-whether-to-eliminate-nightshades/feed/ 7 adrenal,autoimmune,carb,carbohydrate,diet,eggplant,fatigue,flare,nightshades,nutrition,paleo,pepper Thanks for joining us for our fifth episode of The Ancestral RD podcast! If you want to keep up with our podcasts, subscribe in iTunes and never miss an episode! - We talked about treating SIBO last week, and this week Kelsey addresses some common iss... Thanks for joining us for our fifth episode of The Ancestral RD podcast! If you want to keep up with our podcasts, subscribe in iTunes and never miss an episode! We talked about treating SIBO last week, and this week Kelsey addresses some common issues that come up when trying to treat SIBO and another condition like Adrenal Fatigue at the same time. Laura will be discussing nightshades and how to determine if they're worth eliminating in your diet. Remember, if you'd like to submit a question for our new podcast, or suggest a guest that we should host, CLICK HERE. Here's what Laura and Kelsey will be discussing in this episode: I have SIBO, adrenal fatigue and a bunch of other issues. I'm eating low FODMAP. Apparently with SIBO it's important to avoid starchy vegetables and fruit. But with adrenal fatigue, I end up in trouble if I don't have enough carbs each day. Adding to the confusion, I've seen articles that encourage people to increase their intake of starchy vegetables if suffering from constipation (which is my main symptom of SIBO). I really have no idea what I'm supposed to be doing. Should I EAT or AVOID starchy vegetables and fruit? And if I'm avoiding, then what on earth do I eat for carbohydrates? How will I know whether or not I need to eliminate nightshades? (28:09) DOWNLOAD TRANSCRIPT Links Discussed: SIBO and Carbohydrate Intake - quote from this article "Dr. Pimentel’s theory in regard to diet during antibiotic treatment is to NOT be on a low fermentable carb diet while using antibiotics as the microbes go in a hibernation phase and are less likely to be eradicated." The Paleo Mom: Modifying Paleo for Autoimmune Disease The Paleo Mom: The Why's Behind the Autoimmune Protocol The Paleo Mom: You May Have an Autoimmune Disease But Don’t Know It! Melissa Joulwan's Autoimmune Paleo Diet Experiment Laura Schoenfeld and Kelsey Marksteiner no 57:37 Episode 4: Recommendations for SIBO and “Paleo” Alcohol Choices http://theancestralrds.com/2014/08/28/episode-4-recommendations-for-sibo-and-paleo-alcohol-choices/ http://theancestralrds.com/2014/08/28/episode-4-recommendations-for-sibo-and-paleo-alcohol-choices/#comments Thu, 28 Aug 2014 11:00:55 +0000 http://theancestralrds.com/?p=136 http://theancestralrds.com/2014/08/28/episode-4-recommendations-for-sibo-and-paleo-alcohol-choices/feed/ 18 acne,alcohol,antibiotic,antimicrobial,beer,bloating,detox,die off,diet,gas,gluten,liquor Thanks for joining us for our fourth episode of The Ancestral RD podcast!  This is definitely a longer episode today, so buckle up and get ready for nearly an hour of Ancestral RD goodness! If you want to keep up with our podcasts, Thanks for joining us for our fourth episode of The Ancestral RD podcast!  This is definitely a longer episode today, so buckle up and get ready for nearly an hour of Ancestral RD goodness! If you want to keep up with our podcasts, subscribe in iTunes and never miss an episode! Remember, if you'd like to submit a question for our new podcast, or suggest a guest that we should host, CLICK HERE. Here's what Laura and Kelsey will be discussing in this episode: Are there any special instructions for the getting started with a Paleo diet for someone with SIBO? What are the most "Paleo" alcohol choices I can drink? (36:40) Links Discussed: Digestive Health with Real Food by Aglaée Jacob M.S. R.D. SIBOInfo.com by Dr. Alison Siebecker Prescript Assist Lactoprime Plus Monolaurin Lauricidin Herbal Antimicrobials vs Rifaximin for SIBO Gluten-free Vodka List Laura Schoenfeld and Kelsey Marksteiner no 57:24 Episode 3: Choosing a Prebiotic and Grains Recommended During Pregnancy http://theancestralrds.com/2014/08/14/episode-3-choosing-a-prebiotic-and-grains-recommended-during-pregnancy/ http://theancestralrds.com/2014/08/14/episode-3-choosing-a-prebiotic-and-grains-recommended-during-pregnancy/#comments Thu, 14 Aug 2014 16:05:13 +0000 http://theancestralrds.com/?p=132 http://theancestralrds.com/2014/08/14/episode-3-choosing-a-prebiotic-and-grains-recommended-during-pregnancy/feed/ 8 acacia,baby,brain,carbohydrate,choose,development,diet,fiber,FOS,GAPS,glucose,grains Thanks for joining us for our third episode of The Ancestral RD podcast!  We've got a lot of great questions to choose from so thanks for submitting them! If you want to keep up with our podcasts, subscribe in iTunes and never miss an episode! - Thanks for joining us for our third episode of The Ancestral RD podcast!  We've got a lot of great questions to choose from so thanks for submitting them! If you want to keep up with our podcasts, subscribe in iTunes and never miss an episode! Remember, if you'd like to submit a question for our new podcast, or suggest a guest that we should host, CLICK HERE. Here's what Laura and Kelsey will be discussing in this episode: My question is on prebiotics and soluble fiber. I often hear Acacia fiber recommended for gut health as it can feed good bacteria. But doesnt this also feed bad bacteria too? I have noticed prebiotics being sold in the store but I just dont get how it can help if its also promoting bad bacteria growth. I thought any kind of soluble fibre/prebiotic will help both the good and bad. And if we have Bad bacteria overgrowth, don’t we want to reduce it by starving them off? I have problems with grains, and have been doing well on the GAPS diet. However, I'm also pregnant, and most recommendations for pregnant women include several servings of grains. Should I avoid or include grains during pregnancy? Links Discussed: Paul Jaminet: The Danger of Protein During Pregnancy Loren Cordain: Protein Intake for Pregnant Women Our Nourishing Roots: 8 Ways To Get Enough Carbs on GAPS Stephan Guyenet: Beans, Lentils, and the Paleo Diet Chris Kresser: Are Legumes Paleo? And does it really matter?   Laura Schoenfeld and Kelsey Marksteiner no 42:24 Episode 2: Switching to High Carb and Healing Leaky Gut http://theancestralrds.com/2014/08/01/episode-2-switching-to-high-carb-and-healing-leaky-gut/ http://theancestralrds.com/2014/08/01/episode-2-switching-to-high-carb-and-healing-leaky-gut/#comments Fri, 01 Aug 2014 16:06:56 +0000 http://theancestralrds.com/?p=126 http://theancestralrds.com/2014/08/01/episode-2-switching-to-high-carb-and-healing-leaky-gut/feed/ 12 digestion,expensive,gastrointestinal,heal,health,high carb,leaky gut,long term,paleo,plant based,supplements,vegetarian Thanks for joining us for our second episode of The Ancestral RD podcast! We're planning to publish every two weeks and will hopefully nail down a consistent day of the week to publish once we determine a schedule for production. Thanks for joining us for our second episode of The Ancestral RD podcast! We're planning to publish every two weeks and will hopefully nail down a consistent day of the week to publish once we determine a schedule for production. If you want to keep up with our podcasts, subscribe in iTunes and never miss an episode! Remember, if you'd like to submit a question for our new podcast, or suggest a guest that we should host, CLICK HERE. Here's what Laura and Kelsey will be discussing in this episode: Due to crazy GI distress from paleo, is there any reason a plant-based, carb heavy diet might be unhealthy long term? Can leaky gut really be healed without expensive supplements? Seems a lot of health issues track back to that, and hope would be appreciated... Links Discussed: Green Pastures Fermented Cod Liver Oil Probiotic Chart ($15 for purchase, but lots of free resources too!) Laura Schoenfeld and Kelsey Marksteiner no 39:18 Episode 1: Sweet Potato Intolerance and Multivitamin Dangers http://theancestralrds.com/2014/07/16/episode-1-sweet-potato-intolerance-and-multivitamin-dangers/ http://theancestralrds.com/2014/07/16/episode-1-sweet-potato-intolerance-and-multivitamin-dangers/#comments Wed, 16 Jul 2014 01:42:49 +0000 http://theancestralrds.com/?p=96 http://theancestralrds.com/2014/07/16/episode-1-sweet-potato-intolerance-and-multivitamin-dangers/feed/ 24 Welcome to our very first episode of The Ancestral RDs Podcast! We are so excited to finally be hosting our very own podcast, and we can't wait to answer all your burning questions about nutrition and ancestral health. - Welcome to our very first episode of The Ancestral RDs Podcast! We are so excited to finally be hosting our very own podcast, and we can't wait to answer all your burning questions about nutrition and ancestral health. If you'd like to submit a question for our new podcast, or suggest a guest that we should host, CLICK HERE. Here's what Laura and Kelsey will be discussing in this episode: 1. I’ve eaten sweet potatoes twice now and both times I’ve reacted poorly. My gut feels irritated and I go to the bathroom shortly afterwards. Any idea why this might be happening? I can tolerate regular potatoes with no problem. 2. Do I need to take a multivitamin? Are they healthy or harmful? Links Discussed Kelsey's FODMAP Chart Chris Kresser: The little known difference between folate and folic acid Laura Schoenfeld and Kelsey Marksteiner no 42:12 Ask the RD: Post Meal Sugar Cravings and Overdosing On Liver http://theancestralrds.com/2014/07/15/ask-the-rd-post-meal-sugar-cravings-and-overdosing-on-liver/ http://theancestralrds.com/2014/07/15/ask-the-rd-post-meal-sugar-cravings-and-overdosing-on-liver/#comments Tue, 15 Jul 2014 22:04:05 +0000 http://theancestralrds.com/?p=87 http://theancestralrds.com/2014/07/15/ask-the-rd-post-meal-sugar-cravings-and-overdosing-on-liver/feed/ 2 craving,diet,how much,liver,meal,nutrition,overdose,paleo,post,sugar,too much We have another Q&A episode this week! Thank you to everyone who has submitted questions so far, and we hope you’re enjoying the podcast. Here are the questions that Laura and Kelsey address in this episode: We have another Q&A episode this week! Thank you to everyone who has submitted questions so far, and we hope you’re enjoying the podcast. Here are the questions that Laura and Kelsey address in this episode: I would like to know more about cravi... Laura Schoenfeld and Kelsey Marksteiner no 39:53 Ask The RD: Mixed Heritage Ancestral Diets and Getting Enough Calcium On Paleo http://theancestralrds.com/2014/07/15/ask-the-rd-mixed-heritage-ancestral-diets-and-getting-enough-calcium-on-paleo/ http://theancestralrds.com/2014/07/15/ask-the-rd-mixed-heritage-ancestral-diets-and-getting-enough-calcium-on-paleo/#respond Tue, 15 Jul 2014 21:59:14 +0000 http://theancestralrds.com/?p=84 http://theancestralrds.com/2014/07/15/ask-the-rd-mixed-heritage-ancestral-diets-and-getting-enough-calcium-on-paleo/feed/ 0 aboriginal,african,american,ancestral,asian,australian,black,calcium,diet,european,heritage,hispanic We have another Q&A episode this week! Thank you to everyone who has submitted questions so far, and we hope you’re enjoying the podcast. Here are the questions that Laura and Kelsey address in this episode: We have another Q&A episode this week! Thank you to everyone who has submitted questions so far, and we hope you’re enjoying the podcast. Here are the questions that Laura and Kelsey address in this episode: I have read a lot lately about the be... Laura Schoenfeld and Kelsey Marksteiner no 44:56 Ask the RD: Are Seeds Healthy and Animal Foods for Vegetarians http://theancestralrds.com/2014/07/15/ask-the-rd-are-seeds-healthy-and-animal-foods-for-vegetarians/ http://theancestralrds.com/2014/07/15/ask-the-rd-are-seeds-healthy-and-animal-foods-for-vegetarians/#respond Tue, 15 Jul 2014 21:53:57 +0000 http://theancestralrds.com/?p=81 http://theancestralrds.com/2014/07/15/ask-the-rd-are-seeds-healthy-and-animal-foods-for-vegetarians/feed/ 0 animal,food,healthy,nuts,seeds,vegan,vegetarian Thank you to everyone who has submitted questions so far, and we hope you’re enjoying the podcast. Laura is also very happy to announce that she has finally earned her RD degree and will now be taking private clients. Thank you to everyone who has submitted questions so far, and we hope you’re enjoying the podcast. Laura is also very happy to announce that she has finally earned her RD degree and will now be taking private clients. Now we have two RDs in our “Ask the RD” podcast! Here are the questions that Laura and Kelsey address in this episode: I would like to ask whether chia, flax, sunflower and pumpkin seeds fall within the paleo diet. Can I harm my health by eating a few tablespoons of these seeds on a daily basis? I usually put them into a breakfast smoothie. There’s a lot of talk in regard to exercise about ‘minimum effective dose’ or how to achieve the best results with limited time. I would be really interested to hear you discuss the ‘minimum effective dose’ of animal products. I think this would open up the paleo diet to a broader audience, including those that don’t want to eat a lot of meat for various personal reasons, whether that be ethics, spirituality, environmental values, or simply personal preferences. If you were to design a diet that is mostly vegetarian (so includes dairy products and eggs), but adds just a few key animal products that fill in the gaps normally left by a vegetarian diet. What would be the, say, five key animal products that you would add that would give the most bang for the buck and also be palatable for someone with more vegetarian sensibilities? Links Discussed: Chris Masterjohn: Understanding Essential Fatty Acids Chris Kresser: Why fish stomps flax as a source of omega-3 Chris Kresser: Essential fatty acids: not so essential after all Go Raw Sprouted Pumpkin Seeds 3-Ingredient Chia Pudding Recipe Great Lakes Gelatin Hydrolyzed and Regular Fermented Cod Liver Oil/Butter Oil Blend TRANSCRIPT Thanks again to Amy Berger of TuitNutrition.com for the amazing transcription! LAURA: Hey everyone, welcome to this week’s episode of Ask the RD. I’m Laura, and on the other end of the line is Kelsey. How are you doing this week, Kelsey? KELSEY: Doing pretty well, how about yourself, Laura? LAURA: Good, I’m just preparing to take my RD exam finally, so… KELSEY: Yikes! LAURA: So hopefully the next time I’m on this show, it’ll be actually legitimate Ask the RD. KELSEY: Right, double RDs. Excellent. LAURA: We can change it to Ask the RDs, plural! KELSEY: Perfect. Well, good luck! LAURA: Thanks. All right, well, are you ready to get started with our first question? KELSEY: Yeah, and this one’s for you. LAURA: Cool. KELSEY: I would like to ask whether chia, flax, sunflower and pumpkin seeds fall within the Paleo diet. Can I harm my health by eating a few tablespoons of these seeds on a daily basis? I usually put them into a breakfast smoothie. LAURA: Okay, so I actually think it’s a really good habit to have a few nuts and seeds every day. And it’s generally not something that will harm your health unless you have a condition that is sensitive to nuts and seeds, such as an autoimmune disease. And even though seeds are somewhat higher in omega-6 fats, they do have a lot of health benefits to them that I think make them worth eating. They’re generally pretty high in a lot of different nutrients, and a few of them are really high in omega-3 fats, but we need to talk about the various nutritional benefits of eating seeds, since I think there’s a slight misconception that they’re not healthy for you because of their omega-6 content. And I do want to address the omega-3 issue, because as many of our listeners probably know, the omega-3s that come from seeds is different from the omega-3 that comes from fatty fish, eggs, and that kind of thing. So, one of the major fats in these seeds is called alpha-linolenic acid, which is the plant form of omega-3, and it is an anti-inflammatory fat that does lower levels of C-reactive protein in the blood. And like I said, it’s important to remember that alpha-linolenic acid, which I’ll refer to as ALA, Laura Schoenfeld and Kelsey Marksteiner no 32:34 Ask the RD: Paleo Weight Gain and Supplements for Gas http://theancestralrds.com/2014/07/15/ask-the-rd-paleo-weight-gain-and-supplements-for-gas/ http://theancestralrds.com/2014/07/15/ask-the-rd-paleo-weight-gain-and-supplements-for-gas/#respond Tue, 15 Jul 2014 21:48:44 +0000 http://theancestralrds.com/?p=78 http://theancestralrds.com/2014/07/15/ask-the-rd-paleo-weight-gain-and-supplements-for-gas/feed/ 0 bloating,calories,carb,diet,fat,flatulence,gain,gas,insulin,nutrition,paleo,supplement We have another Q&A episode this week! Thank you to everyone who has submitted questions so far, and we hope you’re enjoying the podcast. Here are the questions that Laura and Kelsey address in this episode: We have another Q&A episode this week! Thank you to everyone who has submitted questions so far, and we hope you’re enjoying the podcast. Here are the questions that Laura and Kelsey address in this episode: My question is regarding Paleo Weight Gain. I have been Paleo for few years but don’t do any of the Paleo dessert cheating with nutbreads, muffins, sugar substitutes etc. No grains or sugar including honey or other substitutes. No fruit or nuts as these make me gain weight. I do include bone broth, cheese and butter and other good fats. In fact I have increased the fats in my diet significantly – coconut oil, coconut milk, avocado, olive oil, butter. Lots of vegetables and meat – everything is organic and/or grass fed as this is easy to get in Australia. I do have a couple of coffees every day with coconut oil/MTC blended. I eat 3 meals a day with no snacking as I don’t feel hungry between meals with the increased fats. I walk at a moderate pace for 1 hour a day, and I do yoga about 3 times a week. No intense cardio. 

My problem is that I am gaining weight. If these foods don’t spike insulin then why am I gaining weight, because all the low carb podcasts seem to agree that its insulin spiking foods that trigger fat storage. My fasting blood sugar averages about 80 mg/dL and goes up to about 90 mg/dL after eating – so its not spiking. I’m really confused and starting to think I have to go back to a more conventional calorie counting method, but this would mean cutting out the fats as they are so high. Is there a supplement I can take when eating gas producing foods? I have trouble with many of my favorite foods such as broccoli, brussels sprouts, and cabbage. I don’t want to eliminate them from my diet. Links Discussed: Stephan Guyenet on the Carbohydrate Hypothesis of Obesity Calorie Needs Estimator Calorie Counting Website List of Paleo FODMAPs TRANSCRIPT Thank you again to Amy Berger of TuitNutrition.com for the excellent transcription. LAURA: Hey everyone! Thanks for joining us for this week’s Ask the RD podcast. I’m Laura Schoenfeld and on the other end is Kelsey Marksteiner. How are you doing today, Kelsey? KELSEY: Doing well, Laura, how about you? LAURA: Good! A little cold…we’re about to enter a cold front for the second time this year. KELSEY: Oh, yeah. I know, here, I’m in Massachusetts now and we just had a nice, lovely snowstorm that coated all the trees, so the nature is just beautiful. LAURA: Yeah, well I’m about to head to North Carolina, so I’m excited to escape, hopefully, snow for a long time. KELSEY: Yeah, lucky you. LAURA: Yeah. So, okay, I think we’re ready to get started with our first question, and the first one’s for me, right, Kelsey? KELSEY: It is. All right, so here we go. “My question is regarding Paleo weight gain. I have been Paleo for a few years but don’t do any of the Paleo dessert cheating with nutbreads, muffins, sugar substitutes etc. No grains or sugar including honey or other substitutes. No fruit or nuts, as these make me gain weight. I do include bone broth, cheese, and butter and other good fats. In fact I have increased the fats in my diet significantly—coconut oil, coconut milk, avocado, olive oil, butter. Lots of vegetables and meat – everything is organic and/or grass-fed as this is easy to get in Australia. I do have a couple of coffees every day with coconut oil or MTC oil blended. I eat 3 meals a day with no snacking, as I don’t feel hungry between meals with the increased fats. I walk at a moderate pace for 1 hour a day, do yoga about 3 times a week, and no intense cardio. My problem is that I’m gaining weight. If these foods don’t spike insulin then why am I gaining weight? Because all the low carb podcasts seem to agree that it’s insulin spiking foods that trigger fat storage. My fasting blood sugar averages about 80 mg/dL and goes up to about 90 mg/dL after eating – so it’s not spiking. Laura Schoenfeld and Kelsey Marksteiner no 33:27 Ask the RD: Leg cramping on Paleo and Laryngopharyngeal Reflux (LPR) http://theancestralrds.com/2014/07/15/ask-the-rd-leg-cramping-on-paleo-and-laryngopharyngeal-reflux-lpr/ http://theancestralrds.com/2014/07/15/ask-the-rd-leg-cramping-on-paleo-and-laryngopharyngeal-reflux-lpr/#respond Tue, 15 Jul 2014 21:45:00 +0000 http://theancestralrds.com/?p=75 http://theancestralrds.com/2014/07/15/ask-the-rd-leg-cramping-on-paleo-and-laryngopharyngeal-reflux-lpr/feed/ 0 calcium,cramp,diet,epsom salts,GERD,leg,LPR,magnesium,nutrition,paleo,recommendation,reflux We have another Q&A episode this week! Sorry about the double intro, but we didn’t realize our new and improved introduction would be ready for this episode! (And Laura apologizes for being a bit spacey this week, We have another Q&A episode this week! Sorry about the double intro, but we didn’t realize our new and improved introduction would be ready for this episode! (And Laura apologizes for being a bit spacey this week, since she stayed up watching the BCS bowl game the night before recording and was running on a sleep deficit. Just goes to show you the power of a good night’s sleep!) Here are the questions that Laura and Kelsey address in this episode: I’ve been doing paleo for 12 years and take magnesium supplements, as well as some others, but I still get some cramps in my legs and feet every so often, even when just walking around the house. I’m wondering if I’m not absorbing the magnesium well? Thanks. I have been suffering from Laryngophosageal [sic] Reflux (LPR) for two years and have tried everything. A friend suggested Paleo and I have been following it for several weeks without any change in my LPR symptoms. Do you think I should continue on with Paleo or do you have any other ideas? Links Discussed: Chris’s podcast on nighttime cramps Magnesium Malate Bone meal powder Cramp Bark tea (check with your doctor, don’t take if pregnant) Epsom salts Anti-GERD diet  Why Stomach Acid is Good for You (Book Review) TRANSCRIPT Thanks to Amy Berger for working so hard on these transcripts! She has a great article on the role stomach acid plays in GERD, so check it out if you’re interested. LAURA: Hi everyone! Welcome to this week’s episode of Ask the RD. I’m Laura. I have a Master’s in public health nutrition from UNC Chapel Hill, and I’ll have my RDat the end of 2013 (hopefully soon!). KELSEY: And I’m Kelsey, a Registered Dietitian with a Master’s in nutrition and functional medicine. LAURA: Thanks for joining us for this week’s Ask the RD podcast. We’re excited to be here and we hope that you’ll enjoy learning about nutrition-related topics. Remember to submit your nutrition-related questions through the online submission form, which we’ve linked to on Chris’s site. We’ll be answering your questions on the show, so feel free to submit as many as you’d like. And as a reminder to everyone, this is just general advice and should not be used in place of medical advice from a licensed professional. So are you ready to get started with our podcast, Kelsey? KELSEY: Yeah, and this first question’s for you, Laura. “I’ve been doing Paleo for twelve years and take magnesium supplements as well as some others, but I still get some cramps in my legs and feet every so often, even when just walking around the house. I’m wondering if I’m not absorbing the magnesium well. Thanks.” LAURA: Okay, so first I want to just give a little disclaimer if my voice cracks, as you might have seen in the intro, I was up kind of late watching the BCS Bowl last night, so I have a little sore throat this morning but I’ll do my best to plow through this question. Okay, so I do think this is a really good question because it’s a common problem for people that are new to Paleo, and muscle cramps are generally caused by an imbalance of electrolytes, such as potassium, calcium, magnesium, or sodium, and this can be from dietary deficiency, illness, or excessive exercise, which are the most common reasons. However, muscle cramps can also be caused by a number of other problems as well, and when I was doing some research, I came up with a list of all the issues I could find that can cause muscle cramping, and this includes sitting or standing in one position for too long; certain medications; anemia; inactivity; fibromyalgia; hormone imbalances; allergies; arthritis, atherosclerosis; dehydration; hypothyroidism; varicose veins; and ALS, or Lou Gehrig’s Disease. So you can see that there are many different factors that could be playing into this particular person’s cramps. However, I’m going to focus on the most common treatments that should be tried first if people are suffering from frequent cramps, Laura Schoenfeld and Kelsey Marksteiner no 32:09 Ask the RD: Nutrition for Better Sleep and Gaining Weight on Paleo http://theancestralrds.com/2014/07/15/ask-the-rd-nutrition-for-better-sleep-and-gaining-weight-on-paleo/ http://theancestralrds.com/2014/07/15/ask-the-rd-nutrition-for-better-sleep-and-gaining-weight-on-paleo/#respond Tue, 15 Jul 2014 20:42:15 +0000 http://theancestralrds.com/?p=69 http://theancestralrds.com/2014/07/15/ask-the-rd-nutrition-for-better-sleep-and-gaining-weight-on-paleo/feed/ 0 better,diet,gaining,nutrition,paleo,sleep,weight Laura and Kelsey will be addressing the following topics in this podcast: Are there things I can do nutrition-wise that will help promote better sleep habits? I have started doing the Paleo diet but I need to gain about five pounds so what can ... Laura and Kelsey will be addressing the following topics in this podcast: Are there things I can do nutrition-wise that will help promote better sleep habits? I have started doing the Paleo diet but I need to gain about five pounds so what can I do to gain weight? I’ve only been on Paleo about 3 weeks and haven’t lost anymore weight, but I am underweight so really need to gain about 4-5 pounds. Links discussed: Mark’s Daily Apple: 7 Ways You Might Be Inadvertently Sabotaging a Good Night’s Sleep Balanced Bites: Dense Carb Sources on a Paleo Diet (includes PDF chart) Effects of food on cortisol and mood in vulnerable subjects under controllable and uncontrollable stress. High-glycemic-index carbohydrate meals shorten sleep onset. New therapeutic strategy for amino acid medicine: glycine improves the quality of sleep. Regular Gelatin and Hydrolyzed Gelatin Whole Health Source: Stephan Guyenet’s articles on the “Food Reward Hypothesis” TRANSCRIPT Thanks to Amy Berger of www.tuitnutrition.com for volunteering to transcribe this episode! LAURA: Hi everyone, welcome to this week’s episode of Ask the RD. I’m Laura; I’m a graduate student at UNC Chapel Hill, studying public health and nutrition and I’ll have my RD at the end of 2013. KELSEY: And I’m Kelsey, a registered dietitian specializing in whole food ancestral diets, and I’m working on my master’s in nutrition and functional medicine. LAURA: Thanks for joining us for this week’s Ask the RD podcast. We’re excited to be here and hope you enjoy learning about nutrition-related topics. Remember to submit your nutrition-related questions through the online submission form, which we’ve linked to on Chris’s site. And we’ll be answering as many of your questions as we can on the show, so feel free to submit as many as you’d like. And as a reminder to everyone, this is just general advice and should not be used in place of medical advice from a licensed professional. So, you ready to get started with our podcast, Kelsey? KELSEY: Absolutely. So the first question is for you, Laura. LAURA: Cool. KELSEY: Are there things I can do nutrition-wise that will help promote better sleep habits? LAURA:  All right. Well, I really like this question because I think sleep habits not only are something that a lot of us need to work on, but they’re also a topic that, if you can get your sleep under control, then it can make a huge difference in your health. So I think doing nutritional strategies to improve your sleep is a really good idea for everyone. And in my opinion, the most important thing in promoting sleep for most people is trying to keep their stress hormones down, which I think is a huge factor that prevents many people from getting to sleep and staying asleep throughout the night. We already have a bunch of environmental or lifestyle factors working against us when it comes to our circadian and cortisol rhythms, such as bright and artificial light at night, not getting enough natural light during the day, exercising too close to bedtime, and simply getting in bed too late. And this is really common for most people. In fact, I’ll admit that I’ve struggled with all of these issues at some point in my life. KELSEY: Oh, me too. LAURA: And as you know, Kelsey, recently I was in an internship at a hospital, and I’m pretty sure that clinical dietitians have it written into their contracts that they’re not allowed to have an office with a window, because I was spending about 40 hours a week in complete artificial light from 9 to 5, which really wore me down after a while when I was at the hospital. KELSEY: Same for me. It’s terrible. I would never…well, I shouldn’t say never, but I would not like to work in a hospital ever again, just honestly because of that. I felt so crappy all the time. LAURA: Yeah, I agree. I mean, if I don’t get enough sunlight, I really don’t feel well. And it tends to be a serious issue for me. Laura Schoenfeld and Kelsey Marksteiner no 32:49 Ask the RD: Probiotic Timing and the Blood Type Diet http://theancestralrds.com/2014/07/15/ask-the-rd-probiotic-timing-and-the-blood-type-diet/ http://theancestralrds.com/2014/07/15/ask-the-rd-probiotic-timing-and-the-blood-type-diet/#comments Tue, 15 Jul 2014 20:11:15 +0000 http://theancestralrds.com/?p=63 http://theancestralrds.com/2014/07/15/ask-the-rd-probiotic-timing-and-the-blood-type-diet/feed/ 1 blood type,d'adamo,diet,meals,probiotic,recommendations,timing,type a,type ab,type b,type o,with This week in our Ask the RD podcast, we’re answering not one but two separate questions! We sincerely appreciate everyone submitting their great questions. Laura and Kelsey will be addressing the following topics in this podcast: This week in our Ask the RD podcast, we’re answering not one but two separate questions! We sincerely appreciate everyone submitting their great questions. Laura and Kelsey will be addressing the following topics in this podcast: Should I take probiotics on an empty stomach or with a meal? What do you think about the “eating for your blood type” diet? Links discussed: The impact of meals on a probiotic during transit through a model of the human upper gastrointestinal tract. Blood type diets lack supporting evidence: a systematic review. Probiotic chart ($15 for purchase, but lots of free resources too!) ABO Genotype, ‘Blood-Type’ Diet and Cardiometabolic Risk Factors (Published in 2014) TRANSCRIPT Thanks to Noelle Kahne for volunteering to transcribe this week’s podcast. LAURA: Hi everyone, welcome to this week’s episode of Ask the RD. I’m Laura; I’m a graduate student at UNC Chapel Hill studying public health and nutrition and I’ll have my RD at the end of 2013. KELSEY: And I’m Kelsey, a registered dietitian specializing in whole food, ancestral diets, and I’m working on my master’s in nutrition and functional medicine. LAURA: Thanks for joining us for this week’s Ask the RD podcast. We’re excited to be here and we hope that you’ll enjoy learning about nutrition-related topics. Remember to submit your nutrition-related questions through the online submission form, which we’ve linked to on Chris’s site. We’ll be answering your questions on the show, so feel free to submit as many as you want. As a reminder to everyone this is just general advice and should NOT be used in place of medical advice from a licensed professional. So let’s get started with our podcast. Kelsey, I think the first question that we have is for you. KELSEY: All right. LAURA: Should I take probiotics on an empty stomach, or with food? KELSEY: Excellent question. So first, I just want to talk a little bit about probiotic supplements in general and then move on to the crux of the question because I think a little bit of background information is useful here. First, it’s really important to think about probiotics in terms of what strains you’re introducing. And when I say strain I don’t just mean Lactobacillus acidophilus, I mean Lactobacillus acidophilus LA-5. That third letter number or name is really important. Just saying Lactobacillus acidophilus is just like saying ‘dog’, but what we’re looking for is the particular breed of dog, which would be equivalent to that strain of bacteria. And, the point being that we’re looking for something more specific. So once you know the actual strain of bacteria, you can look at research on it to see it’s survival in the gut, and it’s specific effects on body systems. The reason I bring this up is because if you buy a supplement that doesn’t specify that strain of bacteria, you really have no idea what the supplement is going to do because different strains have completely different effects on the body and completely different survival through the gastro-intestinal tract. So I really only recommend supplement companies that are willing to disclose which strains their products contain, because that means that they did the research, saw that those are really good strains to be using, that they’ve survived through the GI tract, and they’re being used for a particular purpose, and put them in a product. So if a supplement company doesn’t disclose that information, to me that means that either they don’t know that strain is important, or they know it’s important and they don’t put the best strain in or most researched strain in order to keep the price down. So they’ll use just a general lactobacillus acidophilus strain that they don’t even know what it is because it’s cheaper than lactobacillus acidophilus LA-5 or some well-researched strain. Either way, you know, whether they don’t know it’s important or they know it’s important and choose not to put it in there, Laura Schoenfeld and Kelsey Marksteiner no 40:42 Ask the RD: All About Food Combining http://theancestralrds.com/2014/07/15/ask-the-rd-all-about-food-combining/ http://theancestralrds.com/2014/07/15/ask-the-rd-all-about-food-combining/#comments Tue, 15 Jul 2014 20:05:15 +0000 http://theancestralrds.com/?p=60 http://theancestralrds.com/2014/07/15/ask-the-rd-all-about-food-combining/feed/ 2 carbohydrates,carbs,fat,food combining,fruit,meat,myth,protein,sugar,truth This week in our Ask the RD podcast, we’re focusing on food combining diets and whether or not there’s any science supporting those recommendations. We’ve received many questions about this topic so we’re going to cover the topic completely in today’s ... This week in our Ask the RD podcast, we’re focusing on food combining diets and whether or not there’s any science supporting those recommendations. We’ve received many questions about this topic so we’re going to cover the topic completely in today’s podcast. Laura and Kelsey will be addressing the following question in this podcast: 1. Is there any science behind the food combining diet? Links Discussed: Oil and salad study Stephan Guyenet on Food Reward Mark Sisson on Food Combining Paleologix Adaptagest Supplements TRANSCRIPT A big thank you to Amy Berger of tuitnutrition.com for the transcription of this episode.  LAURA:  Hi everyone. Welcome to the second episode of ask the RD. I’m Laura; I’m a graduate student at UNC Chapel Hill studying public health and nutrition, and I’ll have my RD at the end of 2013. KELSEY:  And I’m Kelsey, a registered dietitian specializing in whole food ancestral diets, and I’m working on my Master’s in nutrition and functional medicine. LAURA:  Thanks for joining us for our second edition of Ask the RD. We’re really excited that this is a new feature on Chris’s website and we hope that you’ll enjoy learning about nutrition-related topics. And just as a reminder, as always, this is just general advice and should not be used in place of medical advice from a licensed professional. Are we ready to get started with our podcast, Kelsey? KELSEY:  Sure! Okay, so I’m going to ask you this question. I know you’re going to do a of of talking about it but I’ll do some interjections here. So here we go. Is there any science behind food combining diets? LAURA:  Okay, so first what I want to do is explain to everyone what a food combining diet is. It’s not something that everyone’s always familiar with, and honestly, being an RD, we don’t often learn about this kind of stuff in school, so I had to do a little research for myself about what a food combining diet is. So the basic principle behind a food combining diet is that different foods require different pH levels to digest properly, and they all have different transit times in the GI tract. And the belief is that eating certain food combinations—specifically, protein-rich foods combined with carbohydrate-rich foods—these combinations are harder to digest, which supposedly decreases nutrient absorption, and also the combination of the foods supposedly would cause food to sit longer in the GI tract, which could promote gas, bloating, and the buildup of toxins from food not moving through quickly enough. So people who recommend food combining diets usually have specific recommendations for what type of foods to eat at the same time, and which foods to eat separately. One example of one of the more original food combining diets is called the Hay Diet, and that one has three different types of food. They’re  either acid, alkaline, or neutral. And this particular diet suggests that combining acid foods like meat, fish, and dairy, with alkaline foods like potatoes and rice, would lead to a buildup of toxins. Some people even suggest that the reason this would occur is because these foods require different types of enzymes that end up canceling each other out when used in the same meal. So, there are four common rules in food combining, depending on which food combining diet you’re looking at. Number one is to always eat fruit—and especially melons—on an empty stomach, or at least twenty minutes before eating anything else. Number two is to eat starches alone, or with cooked non-starchy vegetables. Number three is to eat meat, dairy, fish, and eggs, and other high-protein foods alone or with cooked non-starchy vegetables. And number four is to eat nuts, seeds, and dried fruit with raw vegetables. And these are all recommendations that aren’t really supported by any evidence, and most of them are actually myths. KELSEY:  Right. And I have to say, I tried to find research on this stuff, and there’s really just nothing, to be honest, Laura Schoenfeld and Kelsey Marksteiner no 45:13 Ask the RD: Adrenal Fatigue http://theancestralrds.com/2014/02/26/ask-the-rd-adrenal-fatigue/ http://theancestralrds.com/2014/02/26/ask-the-rd-adrenal-fatigue/#respond Wed, 26 Feb 2014 19:18:02 +0000 http://ancestralrd.com/?p=15 http://theancestralrds.com/2014/02/26/ask-the-rd-adrenal-fatigue/feed/ 0 This was our first ever Ask the RD podcast. - In it, we focus on adrenal fatigue. We've received a lot of questions about this topic so we tried to condense it into one podcast. We have two major questions that have come up frequently that Kelsey addr... This was our first ever Ask the RD podcast. In it, we focus on adrenal fatigue. We've received a lot of questions about this topic so we tried to condense it into one podcast. We have two major questions that have come up frequently that Kelsey addresses in this podcast: What is adrenal fatigue and how do you get it? What are the dietary recommendations for treating adrenal fatigue? Laura Schoenfeld and Kelsey Marksteiner no 51:33