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Optimal Protein Podcast (Fast Keto) with Vanessa Spina

Dec 30, 2019

This episode is featuring Ali Miller, RD! Vanessa and Ali discuss their journeys from being vegetarian to to being meat based on a keto diet and even carnivore for Vanessa. Other topics include:

-Coffee and real food detoxes

-Caffeine, anxiety and sleep quality 

-Going from raw vegan to meat based carnivore

-What re-introducing red meat into the diet was like

-Optimal Iron levels, ferritin and the connection with thyroid function & hashimotos

-CBD oil for therapeutic effects, moderating anxiety and finding the adrenaline "sweet spot"

-Holiday tips!

Ali Miller is a registered dietitian (RD), certified diabetes educator (CDE), certified weight management specialist, and therapeutic lifestyle healthcare practitioner. Ali developed her Food-As-Medicine approach to disease management through her background in natural food preparation and degree in Nutritional Sciences from Bastyr University, a renowned leader in naturopathic and functional medicine. The diverse medical rotations available in the Houston Medical Center drew Ali to Texas, where she implemented clinical treatment plans provided in some of the top hospitals in the country. Ali has combined the strengths of both naturopathic and allopathic fields, practicing functional medicine that is guided by nature, yet grounded in clinical scientific discovery.

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