The Real Food Reel

The Real Food Reel with The Natural Nutritionist

The Real Food Reel

The Real Food Reel
The Real Food Reel (RFR) is here to get real on the current research, debunk food myths, and educate you how to just eat real food (JERF). We cover real real food, gut health, sports performance, holistic wellness and optimising your health, metabolism and longevity. Each week Steph is joined by leading experts in the field and you get the hard facts, truth bombs, and information gold mines.

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Recent Episodes

  • RFR 176 - LCHF for Anxiety & Depression with Steph Lowe

    LCHF for Anxiety & Depression

    In Episode 176 of The Real Food Reel we explore LCHF for anxiety and depression. You will learn about anxiety, the impact of chronic stress and how to remove the burden on your nervous system. We explore depression, gluten, methylation, the impact of the gut and the essential tests you need to add to your repertoire. This is a really important conversation on a serious topic, and please always make sure you seek professional guidance before making any changes to your current treatment regime.

    Show Notes:

    Contact TNN here: https://thenaturalnutritionist.com.au/contact/

  • RFR 177 - Digestion, Stress & the Sesame Seed Challenge with Dr Damian Kristof

    Digestion, Stress & the Sesame Seed Challenge

    In Episode 177 of The Real Food Reel we are joined by the wellness rock star himself Damian Kristoff. In today’s episode Damian and I discuss the importance of brain and spinal health when it comes to optimal digestion and gut health. We cover the Forage Poo Chart, the sesame seed challenge, the impact of stress and practical strategies to support your digestion while you travel. Yes, we’re talking about poo today team so now’s your time to hit pause if you happen to be tuning in while eating a meal.

    Show Notes:

    Follow Damian online: https://damiankristof.com

    Access the Forage Cereal Poo Chart here: http://foragecereal.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/Forage_PooChart.pdf

  • RFR 178 - Gender Differences & How to Optimise Training & Racing with Katee Pedicini

    Gender Differences & How to Optimise Training & Racing

    In Episode 178 of The Real Food Reel we are joined by Katee Pedicini from Holistic Endurance to explore gender differences and how to optimise training and racing. You will learn the key differences, including hormonal changes, fasting, changes in thermoregulation and peak performance age. We discuss the female hormone cycle and how to periodise nutrition, intensity and overall programming. We also explore male hormone levels and how to keep the balance for health, performance and longevity.

    Show Notes:

    Follow Katee online: https://www.holisticendurance.com.au

    Articles:

    * Gender Differences: https://www.holisticendurance.com.au/2017/10/04/gender-differences/

    * Testosterone vs Cortisol Battle: https://www.holisticendurance.com.au/2016/01/11/testosterone-vs-cortisol-battle/

    * It’s Getting Hot in Here! How to Prepare for a Hot Race: https://www.holisticendurance.com.au/2017/09/27/getting-hot-prepare-hot-race

    * Ebook for how to periodise training around hormones: https://www.holisticendurance.com.au/product/ebook

  • RFR 179 - The Basics of Mitochondrial Health & Optimal Energy with Steph Lowe

    The Basics of Mitochondrial Health & Optimal Energy

    In Episode 179 of The Real Food Reel we explore the basics of mitochondrial health and optimal energy. We discuss the concept of energy as a currency and how the body generates energy versus how the body spends energy. You will learn about “the energy bucket” and the most common “holes” or energy leaks. We explore the significance of real food, ketones, nutrient status, stress, toxins, movement and connection, and teach you how to optimise your energy so can you thrive, instead of just survive.

    Show Notes:

    Contact TNN here: https://thenaturalnutritionist.com.au/contact/

  • RFR 180 - A Low Carb Conversation with Dr. Paul Mason

    A Low Carb Conversation

    In Episode 180 of The Real Food Reel we are joined by Sports Medicine Physician, Dr. Paul Mason. In today's episode we explore low carb and Paul’s personal journey to reversing metabolic syndrome. We break down many nutritional dogmas including salt, the diet-heart hypothesis, total cholesterol and saturated fat. We also explore fibre, FODMAPs, gut health, how to avoid unnecessary surgery and so much more.

    Show Notes:

    Follow Paul online - Orthosports: http://www.orthosports.com.au/content_common/pg-paulmason.seo

    Saturated Fat is Not Dangerous – Dr. Paul Mason: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NUY_SDhxf4k

    RFR 134 - Nutrition on Trial with Professor Tim Noakes: http://thewellnesscouch.com/rfr/rfr-134-nutrition-on-trial-with-professor-tim-noakes

  • RFR 181 - Coffee Enemas – An Ancient Gut Health & Detox Tool with Kirsty Wirth

    Coffee Enemas – An Ancient Gut Health & Detox Tool

    In Episode 181 of The Real Food Reel we are joined by Kirsty Wirth from Kultured Wellness to discuss coffee enemas. We teach you the amazing properties and health benefits of this ancient gut health and detox tool. Kirsty and I dive both into the traditional approach of coffee enemas, and what the scientific literature indicates. You will learn about palmitic acid, glutathione and antioxidants, as well as the benefits to liver and gall bladder health. And what about those who are sensitive to caffeine, or coffee enemas? Today, we set the record straight.

    Show Notes:

    Follow Kirsty online:
    https://www.kulturedwellness.com

    Coffee Enemas – Why You Should Do One: https://thenaturalnutritionist.com.au/coffee-enemas-why-you-should-do-one/

  • RFR 182 - Overcoming Persistent Injury with Katee Pedicini

    Overcoming Persistent Injury

    In Episode 182 of The Real Food Reel we are joined by Katee Pedicini from Holistic Endurance to explore how to overcome persistent overuse injuries. This episode is 100% relevant to all athletes currently injured or not, especially from a prevention point of view. You will learn about the hierarchy of athletic performance, the model of robust function and how addressing bad, blocked, leaked and deficient energy are all essential treatment and prevention strategies. We discuss the impact of inflammation, your food choices and gut health and speak to the significance of developing a team of practitioners who know how to look beyond the initial pain or injury site.

    Show Notes:

    Follow Katee online: https://www.holisticendurance.com.au

    Find a Functional Movement Systems (FMS) Practitioner here: https://www.functionalmovement.com

  • RFR 183 - Detecting Dysbiosis with Steph Lowe

    Detecting Dysbiosis

    In Episode 183 of The Real Food Reel we explore dysbiosis and how to create balance in your internal ecosystem. We teach you how to develop an appropriate gut health strategy including food, probiotics, prebiotics, resistant starch and if and when supplements are required. We explore testing, parasites, under growths of beneficial bacterial strains, pathogenic bacterial overgrowths and increased intestinal permeability. You will learn about parasites, the importance of treating parasites in conjunction with biofilm, and why we must separate “normal” from “common”. We cover symptoms including poor sleep quality, poor training recovery, constipation, diarrhoea, impaired cognitive function, mental health challenges, behavioural issues and so much more.

    Show Notes:

    Contact TNN here: https://thenaturalnutritionist.com.au/contact/

    Learn more about testing here: https://thenaturalnutritionist.com.au/bioscreen-faecal-microbial-analysis-fma/

  • RFR 184 - A Wholefood Conversation with Stu Cooke

    A Wholefood Conversation

    In Episode 184 of The Real Food Reel we are joined by Stu Cooke from 180 Nutrition. Today Stu shares his personal story and the humble beginnings of his now global company, 180 Nutrition. We explore genetics and the individual differences in nutrition, the relevance of exercise intensity, and how to use trial and error to help you thrive. We discuss Stu’s morning routine, the importance of sleep and sleep hygiene and so much more.

    Show Notes:

    Follow Stu online: http://180nutrition.com.au

  • RFR 185 - A Fat Lot of Good with Dr Peter Brukner

    A Fat Lot of Good

    In Episode 185 of The Real Food Reel we are joined by Dr Peter Brukner, to share his latest project, A Fat Lot of Good. In A Fat Lot of Good, Peter busts the dietary myths we’ve been living by for decades and teaches you how to live a longer, healthier and more enjoyable life. In today’s episode you will learn about Peter’s personal health journey and how this inspired his deep dive into the research to uncover the truth about nutrition. We explore the influence of money, politics, American agriculture and so much more.

    Show Notes:

    Follow Peter online: http://www.peterbrukner.com

    Get your copy of A Fat Lot of Good here: http://bit.ly/2vvr9ka

  • RFR 186 - The Parasympathetic & Sympathetic Nervous System with Dr Damian Kristof

    The Parasympathetic & Sympathetic Nervous System

    In Episode 186 of The Real Food Reel we are joined by our regular guest Dr Damian Kristof. In today’s episode Damo and I discuss the parasympathetic and sympathetic nervous system and the intricate dance between the two, our environment and the time of day. You will learn the importance of the ‘fight or flight’ response, but also what can happen when this is out of balance. We also explore the significance of this entire system for natural energy, efficient digestion, managing cravings, improving sleep quality and so much more.

    Show Notes:

    Follow Damian online: https://damiankristof.com

  • RFR 187 - Ketotarian with Will Cole

    Ketotarian

    In Episode 187 of The Real Food Reel we are joined by Dr Will Cole, to share his latest project, Ketotarian. In Ketotarian, Will defines his plant based, ketogenic food and wellness experience. We explore the potential pit falls of a conventional keto diet and the benefits of a plant-based ketogenic approach. We then dive into gut heath, the autoimmune-inflammation spectrum and answer the very popular question: “Is there a plant-based alternative to bone broth or collagen powder?” Let’s dive in.

    Show Notes:

    Follow Will online: https://drwillcole.com

    Get your copy of Ketotarian here: http://bit.ly/2AG8Lej

  • RFR 188 - The Lowdown on Probiotics with Kirsty Wirth

    The Lowdown on Probiotics

    In Episode 188 of The Real Food Reel we are joined by our regular guest, “Gut Guru”, Kirsty Wirth. In today’s episode you will learn all about probiotics, including their benefits and the important guiding principles to use when choosing the right product for you. We discuss the clinical relevance of the proven bacterial strains and answer the question: “Should everyone be supplementing with probiotics?” We also explore the importance of our favorite mantra: “test, don’t guess”, provide you with options for travel and so much more.

    Show Notes:

    Follow Kirsty online:
    https://www.kulturedwellness.com

    Access the full podcast transcript here: http://bit.ly/RFR188transcript

  • RFR 189 - Debunking Myths with Dr Phil Maffetone

    Debunking Myths

    In Episode 189 of The Real Food Reel we are joined by our very good friend Dr Phil Maffetone. He needs no introduction but I wanted to share with you Phil’s credo that “everyone is an athlete.” As a health and fitness trendsetter he has perhaps had more positive impact on a wider variety of people than anyone in modern history. From professional and Olympic athletes in virtually every sport, to average people from all walks of life, his system for achieving optimum human performance by tapping into the body’s fat-burning system has helped millions of people achieve their goals in sports, business and life. In today’s episode Phil and I debunk the myths: “MAF doesn’t work for me” and “Eating low carb makes me lose my top end”. This is an incredible episode where you will learn how to transform your aerobic energy system, burn fat, and eat to support your health, performance and athletic longevity.

    Show Notes:

    Follow Phil online: https://philmaffetone.com

    The 180 Formula: https://philmaffetone.com/180-formula/

    The Two Week Test: https://philmaffetone.com/2-week-test/

    The case study we discuss: https://philmaffetone.com/case-study-reductions-training-load-dietary-carbohydrates-help-restore-health-improve-performance-ironman-triathlete/

    Health Fit University: https://philmaffetone.com/introducing-healthfit-university

  • RFR 190 - The Flow State with Kale Brock

    The Flow State

    In Episode 190 of The Real Food Reel we are joined by Kale Brock, to explore the flow state. In today’s episode you will learn about meditation and mindfulness but also how the flow state may be the vehicle you need to create either of these two states. We discuss the impact of constant device use, mental health, neuroplasticity, how to find your version of surfing, Kale’s flow state, and so much more.

    Show Notes:

    Follow Kale online: http://kalebrock.com.au

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