Learn about the role of essential fats and how excessive carbohydrate intake can lead to undesired fat storage and inflammation. Learn how many Americans are fat-starved leading to an imbalance of hormones, dysglycemia (blood sugar irregularities), and cognitive decline. Eating healthy fats not only creates whole body balance but also allows the body’s metabolism to become more efficient at body fat burn. Beyond healthy fats and their role in optimal eating, learn about ketosis a very low carbohydrate approach shown in research to support healthy hormones, mood, and accelerate body composition change!
From cortisol to adiponectin, learn about 5 hormones that when imbalanced can throw your body’s metabolism off and lead to excessive weight gain. Learn about what lifestyle and foods cause excessive output and how to reset balance with food-as-medicine.
Did you know there are 3-5 pounds of living bacteria in your gut? These bacteria strains have the ability to promote a symbiotic state of balance aiding in production of serotonin, metabolism of nutrients, and prevention of tumor activity, but when imbalanced can cause inflammation, weight gain, digestive disturbances, and autoimmune disease! Bacteria and yeast overgrowth can contribute to dermatitis, bloating, irregularity, and whole body imbalance but with food-as-medicine you can rest your body and reclaim your health. In this presentation, you will learn how to make peace with your gut and reset your micro biome to work for your body as well as foods that will maintain a healthy gut function!
Stress can create havoc on your hormones, your thyroid, and your adrenal glands. The role of the hypothalamus-pituitary-adrenal axis plays a dynamic role on your metabolism, cognitive processing, vigor, and hormonal balance. An overactive or under-active axis can lead to brain fog, memory loss, insomnia, weight gain with excessive belly fat, depression, anxiety, and more! Learn about how to assess and manage your stress axis to promote harmony in your whole body while creating vigor, drive, and stress resilience from your day-to-day demands!
Inflammation, digestive disturbances, and hormonal imbalance can all be improved or exacerbated by your diet! Learn about 3 foods to remove from your diet and those to aid to provide anti-inflammatory support, restore digestive balance, and reset your metabolic function. Ali’s cutting-edge information on how food can heal your body will create a buzz that will drive you inspired to make changes with each bite you take fighting disease with your fork!
From fertility to peri-menopausal transition, the food you eat has an ability to favorably influence hormonal expression or wreck havoc with brain fog, weight gain, and decreased libido. With over 300 food-related decisions daily, one can get overwhelmed with nutrients needed and additives to prioritize avoiding. This lecture will draw clarity to the confusion and provide information to optimize your health with food-as-medicine! You will learn how to curb sugar cravings, stress busting snacks, and 3 ways to boost your metabolism the Naturally Nourished way!
Presentation topics include but are not limited to:
- Improving your nutrition with Naturally Nourished
- Weight Management and Body Composition Changes
- Superfoods and Eating the Rainbow
- Balancing Blood Sugar Levels and Curbing Sugar Cravings
- Heart Healthy Eating
- Improving your Digestive Health and the impact of Stress
- The Power of Protein
- Portion Distortion
- Volumetrics for Weight Management
- Setting SMART Goals
- Healthy Dining out and Fast Food Selections
- Healthy Eating on a Budget
- Food-As-Medicine: Treatment and prevention of disease with natural foods
- Exposing Fad Diets
- The Anti-inflammatory Diet
- Complex Carbohydrates
- The Facts on Fats
- Vital Vitamins and Minerals
- The Green Grass Diet (Pasture-raised/Grass-fed impact on health)
- What is Detox? Tips for healthy nutritional detox
- Eating as a Locovore
- Organics in the Food Industry