This episode is all about learning how to use food-as-medicine to calm your thoughts and stop anxiety for good.
Ali Miller, RD, LD, CDE is a Registered Dietitian with a naturopathic background and a contagious passion for using nutrients and food as the foundation of treatment protocols and programs. She is the author of international bestseller The Anti-Anxiety Diet, as well as The Anti-Anxiety Diet Cookbook, and Naturally Nourished: Food-As-Medicine for Optimal Health.
Her Food-As-Medicine philosophy is supported by up-to-date scientific research for a functional, integrative approach to healing the body. Ali is a certified diabetes educator (CDE) and renowned expert in the ketogenic diet with over a decade of clinical results using a unique whole foods approach tailored to support thyroid, adrenal and hormonal balance.
In this podcast, we cover:
- Why going vegetarian isn’t the right thing to do
- How to lower anxiety
- The importance of teenagers eating keto
- The ways to battle anxiety during COVID-19
- About The Anti-Anxiety Diet
- How our world is in a health crisis
- The ways you can apply The Anti-Anxiety Diet 6 foundational “R’s”
We are supposed to eat meat.
Ali says that we need to honor the entire animal by consuming all edible parts. When people ask Ali if they can do her Anti-Anxiety Diet as a vegetarian, Ali always asks:
- Will you eat eggs?
- Will you eat fish?
If people are willing to eggs and fish skin, then Ali says it can work. That is the lowest she will go with individuals. Glycine is found in skin and bone broth. It is a nutrient that plays an influential role in upregulating GABA. Plus, eggs are essential for cholesterol and collagen.
Food is medicine.
Ali says we can use food to manage our stress response. Blood sugar regulation is an essential thing to look out for. When we are on a blood sugar rollercoaster, we will experience racing thoughts, fatigue, burnout, and mood swings. The best thing you can do is get off the blood sugar rollercoaster. Going further, you can restrict carbs and increase fat; thus, producing ketones. Ketones will increase GABA, and they have a powerful influence on the pituitary.
COVID-19 creates palpable anxiety. We can’t change those circumstances, but we can change what we are eating. Ali says that anxiety is the Achilles’ heel of wellness. It doesn’t matter how clean your diet is; your body will not feel safe. To reduce anxiety, there are six “R’s:”
- Remove inflammation
- Reset gut microbiome
- Repair GI lining
- Restore micronutrient status
- Rebound adrenals
- Rebalance neurotransmitters
Stay tuned as Ali reveals how to utilize organ meat best! Plus, Ali gives the scoop on The Anti-Anxiety Diet and The Anti-Anxiety Cookbook.
Ali’s message for the world is that your body is capable.
The Anti-Anxiety Diet:
The Anti-Anxiety Cookbook:
Food-as-Medicine Ketosis Program:
Naturally Nourished Supplements: