Nutrition

Episode 103: What To Do When Increasing Carbohydrates Causes Fatigue

Thanks for joining us for episode 103 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: “Another carb question (shocker!) but basically the opposite of everyone else’s!...
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An Update on Calcium: Are You Getting Enough?

Due to years of exposure to “Got Milk?” ads and the good old USDA food pyramid, most people understand that calcium – mainly found in dairy sources – is essential for building healthy bones. And if you didn’t see those ads, chances are your mom or dad preached that you needed to “drink your milk” to become big and strong....
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5 Reasons Not To Avoid Beans and Legumes

Hardcore Paleo advocates fervently argue that legumes are unhealthy and are to be completely avoided for optimal health. Their main concern with beans, lentils and peas surrounds the high levels of anti-nutrients in legumes, which they claim lead to poor nutrient absorption and inflammation. While there is some truth to these arguments and there are people who may benefit by...
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10 Reasons You Might Be At Risk For Vitamin A Deficiency

Vitamin A is a nutrient that has gotten a seriously bad rap over the years, with most people (dietitians/nutritionists included!) under the false impression that vitamin A is dangerous, and that we need to be careful we don’t get too much. In my practice as a nutritionist, I find that many, if not most of my clients aren’t getting enough...
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5 Physical and Spiritual Health Lessons From My Daniel Fast

If you follow me on Instagram, you may know that I recently participated in a spiritual fast with my church. The fast our church chose to follow is called The Daniel Fast. It is a biblically based partial fast designed around the book of Daniel, where the prophet Daniel chose to abstain from any pleasurable food and subsisted on plain...
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5 Common Paleo Diet Mistakes You Don’t Know You’re Making

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Making the switch from a standard American diet to a whole foods “Paleo” (primal, ancestral, whatever you call it) diet is usually a great first step to improving your health. Perhaps you lost some stubborn body fat when you first made the switch, or perhaps your annoying acne started to die down. You may have even had some significant health...
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Episode 75: Higher Carbohydrate Paleo Diets for Hormone Related Health Issues

Thanks for joining us for episode 75 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 relates to a high carb Paleo diet.  I’m currently...
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Episode 72: Connecting The Science With Daily Life: Chris Masterjohn On Carbs, Sugar, And Weight Loss

Thanks for joining us for episode 72 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 excited to be interviewing Chris Masterjohn, Ph.D. Chris Masterjohn earned his Ph.D. in Nutritional Science in 2012...
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Episode 63: Increasing Carbohydrates To Fuel Athletes With Digestive Conditions

Thanks for joining us for episode 63 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 celiac disease and I find that a low carb...
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