The Freely Rooted Podcast

By Kori Meloy and Fallon Lee

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Welcome to the Freely Rooted podcast! Joining you are your hosts Kori Meloy + Fallon Lee. We are passionate about helping women reclaim their metabolisms, restore their youthful vitality, & rediscover God’s original design for motherhood + wellness. Health & nutrition have become too dogmatic and complicated. After putting our own chronic diseases & autoimmune conditions into remission without restrictive diets or medication, we set out to help others simplify wellness by getting back to the roots of our biological rhythms while encouraging you to live freely along the way.

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Regenerative Agriculture, Food Sourcing, and Grocery Budgets
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Ashley & Sarah Armstrong are sisters and first generation farmers at Angel Acres. They are passionate about nose-to-tail eating, regenerative agriculture, metabolic health & minerals, and sustainability. They have shared their raw & honest journeys healing from autoimmune disease, amenorrhea, toxic mold, and more over the years. After trying IIFYM, plant-based, keto, & carnivore, they find themselves at their most balanced, resilient, & nourished place with a pursuit of metabolic health & mineral balance. 

Join us as we sit down & discuss the following:

  • Ashley & Sarah's journeys with stress, exercise, dieting, & amenorrhea
  • Their road to healing & how their perspective of health has shifted
  • Healing from toxic mold
  • The sister's Angel Acres farm & first-generation farming experience
  • How their view of honoring the environment has changed their dietary approach
  • What IS regenerative agriculture and why should we care?
  • The importance of cattle in healing the land
  • The long-term consequences of mono-cropping and conventional farming methods
  • How cattle are the best answer to food security 
  • Why nose-to-tail eating is important and how it can help with your budget
  • Where to start looking for a local, regenerative farm
  • Why "organic" may matter less than we think and what questions to ask your farmer
  • What questions to ask your local farmer about raw milk and other animal product production
  • Best brand alternatives to raw milk
  • How we can repurpose and stretch our own food to save money
  • Why you should consider starting a worm farm
  • Their biggest "splurge" food 
  • Food is a worthwhile investment and tallow is magic
  • How we can reframe the way we think about our budget
  • What the Armstrong Sisters have planned for their future resources

*Not medical advice. This podcast & episode are for inspirational + educational purposes only* 

Where to find Ashley & Sarah:

The Armstrong Sisters' Instagram

Angel Acres' Instagram

Armstrong Sisters' Website

Ashley & Sarah's YouTube

The Carnivore Code Cookbook

Links mentioned:

Eat Wild

Rodale Institute

Dutch Meadows

Cream Separation Video

Where to find us:

Kori's Instagram

Fallon's Instagram

Restore your metabolism:

Freely Rooted

Fallon's Table

Our FREE downloads:

Restore Your Metabolism: Free 5 Step Guide

Metabolic Foods Guide

May 12, 2022
Biological Infant Sleep | Reclaiming Intuitive Motherhood
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Taylor Kulik started educating & supporting mothers from around the world about biological infant sleep and responsive parenting after her own journey with her first child. When her daughter was an infant and became increasingly more difficult to place into a crib for daytime or nighttime sleep, Taylor found herself between 1 or 2 options: sleep training (since that seems to be the only answer from the internet, friends, family, or professionals), or accidentally falling asleep herself while trying to nurse her daughter back to sleep. As a healthcare professional, Taylor had heard every fear-based message in the book about the "dangers" of co-sleeping, but once she realized that this was the most instinctual way to sleep with her baby, she expanded her research and realized that much more people were co-sleeping around the world than what she previously believed. Since then, Taylor's mission has been to offer safe co-sleeping information to mothers that they are often withheld from healthcare professionals. We invited Taylor on the podcast to dismantle sleep myths & sleep taboos, and offer what often is the missing piece in our motherhood journey that can optimize the entire family's sleep at night, while honoring biological needs & healthy attachment.

Join us as we sit down & discuss the following:

  • Our culture's obsession with infant sleep
  • Our experiences with a more biological approach to sleep
  • How the sleep training industry created a "problem," and then sold us a "solution"
  • Sleeping through the night is not a rite of passage
  • Your body is enough
  • Setting yourself up for realistic expectations
  • How to support mothers
  • Factors that go into baby's sleep
  • Allowing dependence is how you facilitate independence
  • Is our system set up to support mothers & babies?
  • The implications of the lack of a village
  • Addressing the foundation of biological needs
  • An honest talk about "mom shaming"
  • What is bedsharing?
  • Biologically normal infant sleep patterns
  • How to support sleep for both mom & baby

*Not medical advice. This podcast & episode are for inspirational + educational purposes only*

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Where to find Taylor:

Taylor's Instagram

Taylor's Podcast

Taylor's Website & Courses

Where to find us:

Kori's Instagram

Fallon's Instagram

Restore your metabolism:

Freely Rooted

Fallon's Table

Our FREE downloads:

Restore Your Metabolism: Free 5 Step Guide

Metabolic Foods Guide

Apr 28, 2022
Body Image, Diet Culture, & Female Athletics
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Bethany Hamilton is a professional surfer who was born & raised in Hawai'i, and she resides there now with her husband and three sons. After losing her entire left arm in a shark attack as a young teenager, Bethany shocked the world by not only continuing her surf career, but taking down world champions along the way. Outside of her surf career, Bethany developed a passion for health in her teenage years, and that has evolved over time through her own personal wellness journey, which has included diving into the world of metabolic health & healing! 

Join us as we sit down & discuss the following:

  • Bethany's story & health journey
  • Bethany's intro to metabolic health
  • Diet culture & food fear
  • Body image & comparison
  • Body consciousness in athletics
  • How athletes can succumb to under-eating
  • The outside doesn't always reflect internal health
  • Simply eating enough can radicalize your energy levels
  • How Bethany's wellness has transformed after focusing on her metabolism
  • Eating organic, real food wasn't enough for Bethany- she needed bioavailable nutrition
  • Nutrients should come from food first
  • Healing is a constant journey
  • Being grateful for your body now while covering yourself with grace
  • How Bethany is more resilient now than ever

*Not medical advice. This podcast & episode are for inspirational + educational purposes only*

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Where to find Bethany:

Bethany's Instagram

Unstoppable Documentary

Ohana Mother-Daughter Mentorships

Where to find us:

Kori's Instagram

Fallon's Instagram

Restore your metabolism:

Freely Rooted

Fallon's Table

Our FREE downloads:

Restore Your Metabolism: Free 5 Step Guide

Metabolic Foods Guide

Apr 13, 2022
Acne, Aging, & Healing Your Skin
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Emma Sgourakis is a certified nutritionist who has been in practice for over 15 years. We like to think of her as the Aussie trailblazer in all things Ray Peat-inspired nutrition. Emma and our friend Kitty Blomfield founded the company Saturée, which is an Australian-based pro-metabolic supplement & skincare company. In honor of the long-awaited release of their skincare products, we brought Emma on to ask her how our skin tells the story of our inner health. She ended up giving us a skin health 101 mini course, and you might need to listen to this episode more than once to soak it all in! Join us as we sit down & discuss the following: How Emma found the world of metabolic health Your skin is not the "problem" Root cause of acne Your skin needs real vitamin A, cholesterol, & active thyroid hormone Using food as a building block for your skin Root cause of dry & cracked skin Root cause of melasma, age spots, & hyperpigmentation The positive or negative impact of topical skincare Respecting & honoring our skin's capabilities Cholesterol & youthful skin Simplifying your skincare routine What accelerates aging? Does skin get worse before it gets better? Estrogen dumps Supporting your body during skin flares - organic olivia liver juice How your bowel movements impact your skin Root cause of rosacea Staple skincare ingredients Essential oils in skincare *Not medical advice. This podcast & episode are for inspirational + educational purposes only* Resource Links: https://www.thenutritioncoach.com.au/endotoxin/skin-breakouts-broken-down-with-georgi-dinkov/ https://www.thenutritioncoach.com.au/anti-ageing/on-the-topic-of-topical-skincare-with-georgi-dinkov-and-dr-peat/ https://www.thenutritioncoach.com.au/anti-ageing/age-sweetly/ https://www.thenutritioncoach.com.au/anti-ageing/naringenin-inhibiting-inflammation-with-marmalade/ Where to find Emma: Emma's Instagram Emma's Website Saturée's Instagram Saturée's Website - code: FREELYROOTED Where to find us: Kori's Instagram Fallon's Instagram Restore your metabolism: Freely Rooted Fallon's Table Our FREE downloads: Restore Your Metabolism: Free 5 Step Guide Metabolic Foods Guide
Mar 23, 2022
Pregnancy Loss, Burnout, & Body Stewardship
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Jordan Lee Dooley became a successful entrepreneur, bestselling author, and top podcaster at a very young age. Right when it felt like all of her lifelong dreams were coming true, Jordan suffered not only one, but two consecutive miscarriages. These traumatic events became the catalyst that opened Jordan's eyes to the way that her own health had suffered as a result of operating at an unsustainable pace. Since then, she has made it one of her missions to help women prioritize their health & well-being while pursuing their dreams. Jordan has been working to restore her mind, body, & spirit holistically while healing her metabolism, and she shares about her journey on today's episode.

Join us as we sit down & discuss the following:

  • Jordan's story building her businesses
  • The pressure to always be reaching for the "next best thing"
  • How Jordan's miscarriages led to looking into the full picture of her health
  • Why Jordan needed to change her lifestyle
  • The art of learning work & rest rhythms
  • The power of setting boundaries & limits
  • Healing after pregnancy loss
  • The missing "body" conversation in the modern church
  • The mind-body-spirit connection
  • Over-spiritualized cliche's that are ultimately not helpful
  • The balance between stewardship and control
  • Stewardship as an act of worship & thankfulness
  • Sustainable healing
  • Jordan's metabolic health journey
  • We speak to "my body has betrayed me" & other lies
  • Detoxing beliefs that have taken root in your life
  • Jordan's new book!

*Not medical advice. This podcast & episode are for inspirational + educational purposes only*

Where to find Jordan:

Jordan's Instagram

Jordan's Podcast

Jordan's Book

Jordan's Website

Where to find us:

Kori's Instagram

Fallon's Instagram

Restore your metabolism:

Freely Rooted

Fallon's Table

Our FREE downloads:

Restore Your Metabolism: Free 5 Step Guide

Metabolic Foods Guide

Mar 09, 2022
The Big Picture Of Tongue Ties
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During her 25 year career in dentistry, Michale Chatham helped build & create one of the first integrative centers for tongue tie releases. Thousands of cases deep, her health collapsed after her own tongue tie release. Her RN, IBCLC, massage therapy, and myofunctional background allowed her to zoom out and see the full picture of fascia & body expression. What she learned is that tongue ties need individual, holistic, big picture care. They are not a one-size-fits-all standard.  Most practitioners look right to the mouth when they suspect an oral tie, but Michale takes a much different approach: one that allows us to differentiate between a real tie, or simply a tight frenum. 

Join us as we sit down & discuss the following:

  • Michale's background & experience 
  • Michale's health collapse after her tongue tie release
  • Tongue tie revisions: do they "work"?
  • The holistic approach to oral ties
  • Why "fix" and work" are empty words
  • Why revisions are controlled trauma
  • The importance of knowing your outcome goals
  • Finding a provider that supports you
  • Are tongue tie revisions necessary?
  • Are tongue ties more common now, or are we just now focusing on them?
  • Practical tips for your baby from home
  • It starts with you
  • Big announcement!

*Not medical advice. This podcast & episode are for inspirational + educational purposes only*

Where to find Michale:

Michale's Instagram

Bow Classes

Follow along with Molly & Natalie as well for updates on the upcoming project release!

Where to find us:

Kori's Instagram

Fallon's Instagram

Restore your metabolism:

Freely Rooted

Fallon's Table

Our FREE downloads:

Restore Your Metabolism: Free 5 Step Guide

Metabolic Foods Guide

Feb 24, 2022
Nourishing Your Baby | Holistic Baby-Led Weaning
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Back by popular request: the wise & wonderful Noelle Kowalski! Considering how many current & future mothers listen to our podcast, we knew that an episode specifically diving into baby-led weaning needed to happen. The amount of information is endless when it comes to what foods are "best" for your growing child, so our goal was to offer a laid-back, child-led, intuitive approach to holistic nourishment. We hope you learn something new from the episode and feel confident & empowered in your role as a mama for your beautiful baby.

Join us as we sit down & discuss the following:

  • Life updates with Noelle
  • Getting in-tune with your baby's communication
  • First foods for your baby
  • Holistic vs conventional baby-led weaning
  • The importance of starting early  with ancestral foods
  • The big honey conversation
  • Raw eggs, salt, & grains
  • Outdated nutrition advice
  • Metabolically-supportive foods: how much & how often?
  • Metabolically-supportive supplements: how much & how often?
  • Troubleshooting eczema, allergies, & food reactions
  • Vaksine injuries & detoxes (misspelled so we don't get flagged)

*Not medical advice. This podcast & episode are for inspirational + educational purposes only*

Where to find Noelle:

Noelle's Instagram

Forever Healthy Line

Where to find us:

Kori's Instagram

Fallon's Instagram

Restore your metabolism:

Freely Rooted

Fallon's Table

Our FREE downloads:

Restore Your Metabolism: Free 5 Step Guide

Metabolic Foods Guide

Feb 09, 2022
Has Your Pursuit Of Health Become Unhealthy?
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Josh & Jeanne Rubin, who you might know as @realfoodganstas on Instagram, are some of the true OG's in the metabolic health world. These two have paved the way in not only thyroid & metabolic health, but in how to create a sustainable health journey that you truly enjoy. The Rubins have 20 years of clinical work under their belt and have pursued education through a wide range of programs, including the CHECK institute (Paul Chek) & the RCP institute (Morley Robbins). While the Rubins encourage a food-first approach to healing, they emphasize that it can't stop there. We HAVE to address the mind. We HAVE to address the nervous system. "The biology of the individual cannot be separated from the social and psychological aspects of their life." Our mindset shapes our biology. We can be checking boxes all day long, but we can get lost in the process and create more chaos in the stress of "doing all the right things." Has your pursuit of health become unhealthy? Find out in our season 2 finale!

Join us as we sit down & discuss the following:

  • Josh & Jeanne's health philosophy: it always comes back to the cell
  • Introduction to the nervous system
  • How our nervous system impacts how we see the world
  • How our nervous system gets shaped as a child
  • How developmental trauma occurs
  • How trauma impacts our healing
  • The importance of "play" in reconnecting to our bodies
  • Getting rid of the chaos in our lives
  • Preserving the innocence & play of our children
  • The emotional component of dis-ease
  • The importance of simplicity on a health journey
  • Where to start on your journey to avoid getting overwhelmed

*Not medical advice. This podcast & episode are for inspirational + educational purposes only*

Where to find the Rubins:

Josh & Jeanne's Instagram

Josh & Jeanne's Website

Where to find us:

Kori's Instagram

Fallon's Instagram

Restore your metabolism:

Freely Rooted

Fallon's Table

Our FREE downloads:

Restore Your Metabolism: Free 5 Step Guide

Metabolic Foods Guide

Dec 08, 2021
Pursuing Wellness Outside Of The Broken Healthcare System
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Dr. Courtney Kahla has been one of our favorite voices in the alternative health community for years. She is a Doctor of Chiropractic & the founder of Our Well House, which is a Christ-centered wellness collective that includes chiropractors, pelvic floor therapists, functional medicine practitioners, & a massage therapist. Dr. Courtney not only pours into her local community, but she has also cultivated an online community of critical thinkers who share her values of faith, respectful parenting, home birthing, medical freedom, non-toxic living, & living outside of cultural norms. We knew that Dr. Courtney would be the most epic guest to have on the podcast while we navigated through the topic of taking charge of your health outside of a broken healthcare system. She blew us away, and we know you guys will enjoy this one!

Join us as we sit down & discuss the following:

  • Dr. Courtney's alternative health background & metabolic health journey
  • Our current healthcare culture
  • Mechanistic vs vitalistic health philosophies
  • Why "insurance-based medicine is not evidence-based medicine"
  • Health care vs sick care
  • How to research with a critical mind
  • Why it's important to take a physiology-first approach
  • Making decisions from a place of peace vs fear
  • How parenting styles shape the way we see the "experts"
  • Conflicts of interest in medical research
  • Healing from within vs healing from the outside
  • Pursuing wellness in light of following God
  • Aligning our physiology with God's word
  • Becoming your own best health advocate

*Not medical advice. This podcast & episode are for inspirational + educational purposes only*

Where to find Dr. Courtney:

Dr. Courtney's Instagram

Our Well House

Where to find us:

Kori's Instagram

Fallon's Instagram

Restore your metabolism:

Freely Rooted

Fallon's Table

Our FREE downloads:

Restore Your Metabolism: Free 5 Step Guide

Metabolic Foods Guide

Nov 24, 2021
Optimizing Your Breastfeeding Journey
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We sat down with RN & IBCLC Therese Dansby to merge perhaps one of the most important combinations for motherhood: metabolic health + breastfeeding. In a culture where there seems to be two sides yelling "breast is best!" or "fed is best!," we're here to say that perhaps "nourished & supported breastfeeding is best." The hard truth is that breastmilk nutrition does not stay fixed. The nutrition of your breastmilk is absolutely determined by your own nourishment as a mom. So that does that mean we're saying to outsource to formula to ensure that baby is getting what baby needs? Absolutely not! We're saying that moms. need. NOURISHMENT. And moms need support to make that happen- whether that's through help, lifestyle shifts, financial readjustments, or simply the environment in which the mom feels like the power is back into her hands. 

Join us as we sit down & discuss the following:

  • Therese's metabolic health journey
  • Mercer's theory of maternal attainment
  • Why it's important to put power back into the mom's hands
  • How breastmilk composition changes over time
  • Is "fed" really best
  • What is "costs" a mom metabolically to breastfeed
  • Why it's important to support your metabolism prior to pregnancy + postpartum
  • A whole-body approach to baby's "food intolerances"
  • Postpartum mood disorders: a "chemical imbalance" or a lack of nourishment/support?
  • Society's obsession with infant sleep
  • Postpartum diet culture
  • Calorie needs for breastfeeding moms
  • Postpartum hormonal changes
  • Return of cycle while breastfeeding
  • Forms of natural birth control while breastfeeding
  • Examining the advice of supplementing babies with vitamin D & iron
  • Addressing oral ties systemically

*Not medical advice. This podcast & episode are for inspirational + educational purposes only*

Show references:

"There is no vitamin D or iron in breastmilk" by @realfoodgangstas

Where to find Therese:

Therese's Instagram

Therese's Website

Where to find us:

Kori's Instagram

Fallon's Instagram

Restore your metabolism:

Freely Rooted

Fallon's Table

Our FREE downloads:

Restore Your Metabolism: Free 5 Step Guide

Metabolic Foods Guide

Nov 17, 2021
Blood Pressure, Cholesterol, Depression, Diabetes, & Heart Disease
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In this week's episode, we teamed up with the legendary Kate Deering to tackle some of the most controversial topics in modern health: hypertension, high cholesterol, depression, diabetes, and heart disease. Is our modern health care system helping us when it comes to understanding & actually treating these conditions, or are we simply managing symptoms? With over 25 years under her belt in the health + fitness industry, Kate Deering is a wealth of knowledge, wisdom, & experience. She has done it all, tried it all, and finally crashed & burned at the age of 38 before discovering Dr. Ray Peat & the goldmine of metabolic health. Suddenly, everything made sense, and her dedication to become an expert on her own physiology led her to write her own masterpiece: How To Heal Your Metabolism. Her book essentially can be summed up as this: your metabolism is the root of your symptoms. Kate offers us her refreshing & honest experience on the highs & lows of her healing journey.

Join us as we sit down & discuss the following:

  • Kate's journey with diet culture, fitness, & metabolism
  • Modern medicine view of disease vs bioenergetic view of disease
  • What "metabolism" really means
  • How to assess your metabolism
  • High blood pressure: is it really the salt?
  • High cholesterol: is it really the saturated fat?
  • Depression: is serotonin really the "happy hormone"?
  • Diabetes: is it really the sugar?
  • Heart disease: again, is saturated fat the enemy?
  • How Kate defines health 

*Not medical advice. This podcast & episode are for inspirational + educational purposes only*

Show references:

The Emperor's New Drug: Exploding the Antidepressant Myth

Lost Connections

Win At Life episode on diabetes

Unsaturated vegetable oils: toxic

Where to find Kate:

Kate's Instagram 

Kate's Book

Where to find us:

Kori's Instagram

Fallon's Instagram

Restore your metabolism:

Freely Rooted

Fallon's Table

Our FREE downloads:

Restore Your Metabolism: Free 5 Step Guide

Metabolic Foods Guide

Oct 27, 2021
The Truth About Birth Control
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We knew from day one of the podcast that this topic needed it's own entire episode, so we brought on none other than Loren from @innatefunctionalnutrition to discuss everything that your doctor probably didn't tell you about birth control. We hope you feel empowered by this episode to not only be fully informed when it comes to your birth control options, but also to pursue vibrant health from the inside out!

*Not medical advice. This podcast & episode are for inspirational + educational purposes only*

Join us as we sit down & discuss the following:

  • Our three personal experiences with birth control
  • How hormonal contraceptives actually work
  • What your doctor probably didn't tell you about birth control
  • The downside of using birth control to manage symptoms
  • How birth control depletes nutrients in the body
  • The importance of taking time to heal prior to conception
  • Nutrition & lifestyle tips to incorporate while healing
  • Birth control's impact on gut health
  • Birth control's impact on the thyroid & metabolism
  • Iron overload & the "anemia" myth
  • The vicious relationship of estrogen dominance & iron overload
  • Healing after birth control & comparing the different types
  • Top 3 imbalances Loren sees with women coming off of birth control
  • Objective markers to reach prior to conception
  • Hormone, nutrition, & trauma imprinting on our children

Amanda's Are You Menstrual Podcast

Saturée discount: FREELYROOTED

Where to find Loren:

Loren's Instagram

Conscious Conception Course

Where to find us:

Kori's Instagram

Fallon's Instagram

Restore your metabolism:

Freely Rooted

Fallon's Table

Our FREE downloads:

Restore Your Metabolism: Free 5 Step Guide

Metabolic Foods Guide

Oct 13, 2021
Reversing Hair Loss In Men & Women
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Is it really our genes that contribute to male pattern baldness & hair loss? We sit down with Danny Roddy, author of #1 best-selling free Amazon book HAIR LIKE A FOX: A Bioenergetic View of Pattern Hair Loss, to discuss the bigger picture here. While men & women experiencing hair loss are typically on a desperate search for a quick-fix, Danny reminds us that hair loss is communication of a deeper issue. 

Join us as we sit down & discuss the following:

  • Danny's story with hair loss
  • How Danny discovered Ray Peat
  • The problem with "expert culture"/authoritarianism/allopathic medicine
  • Breaking down the conventional theories of hair loss
  • The importance of self-monitoring to take charge of your own health
  • The bioenergetic/Ray Peat view of hair loss
  • An "anti-hair" lifestyle vs a "pro-hair" lifestyle
  • Q&A's

Where to find Danny:

Danny's Website

Danny's Instagram

Where to find us:

Kori's Instagram

Fallon's Instagram

Restore your metabolism:

Freely Rooted

Fallon's Table

Our FREE downloads:

Restore Your Metabolism: Free 5 Step Guide

Metabolic Foods Guide

Sep 22, 2021
Are You Running On Stress Hormones?
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Welcome back to the podcast! We are kicking off season 2 by talking all things stress hormones. Most of us are probably familiar with the all-too-popular "adrenal fatigue" diagnosis. What if there was a bigger picture to this story? If we zoom out from that acute focus on the body, we can see that there is a whole-body, systemic issue that's taking place. In this episode, we discuss how to support your system as a whole, break out of the "fight or flight" state, rebalance your hormones, and get back to the state of rest & digest

Join us as we sit down & discuss the following:

  • Life updates & announcements
  • What is stress?
  • Simplifying the adrenals & stress hormones
  • The relationship between the adrenals & the thyroid/metabolism
  • The bigger picture of "adrenal fatigue"
  • Signs that you are running on stress hormones
  • How our fast-paced culture enables a stress hormone addiction
  • 3 steps to jumping off the stress hormone ride
  • "Withdrawal" symptoms from coming out of "fight or flight"
  • The balance of owning your past choices while trusting the present process

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Where to find us:

Kori's Instagram

Fallon's Instagram

Restore your metabolism:

Freely Rooted

Fallon's Table

Our FREE downloads:

Restore Your Metabolism: Free 5 Step Guide

Metabolic Foods Guide

Sep 08, 2021
Breaking Down Popular Diets
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For the season 1 finale, we are going out with a bang & discussing POPULAR DIETS! We polled our audience to see which diets you guys wanted to hear about most, and the winners were Paleo, AIP, Keto, Whole30, and Intermittent Fasting. Our heart behind this episode is to paint the whole picture when it comes to these restrictive diets, and the whole picture includes the fact that going on one of these diets can leave you more depleted & further into dysfunction than where you were before you began. They do not address the root cause of symptoms, and they can also trigger orthorexic thoughts, food fears, & MORE food sensitivities. On this episode, we will break down each of the 5 diets by what they get right, what they get wrong, the missing minerals & nutrients, & why they feel "good" at first. Lastly, we're here to share that there IS a different way on your health pursuit, and one that supports your body on the most basic physiological level.

Join us as we sit down & discuss the following:

  • Why restrictive diets don't address the root cause of symptoms
  • How restrictive diets can trigger orthorexia & food fear
  • Food sensitivities - the inaccuracy of popular tests, & what we recommend instead 
  • The Paleo diet
  • The AIP diet
  • The Keto diet
  • The Whole30 diet
  • Intermittent fasting
  • A bonus secret diet

Where to find us:

Kori's Instagram

Fallon's Instagram

Restore your metabolism:

Freely Rooted

Fallon's Table

Our FREE downloads:

Restore Your Metabolism: Free 5 Step Guide

Metabolic Foods Guide

Jun 09, 2021
PCOS to Pregnant | Healing Infertility
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It's estimated that 1 in 8 couples are struggling with infertility, and it's clear that the mainstream health + wellness approach to infertility is not identifying & addressing the issue at it's root. In this episode, we sit down with Ashlee Rowland, who spent 4 years trying ALL the popular "health" diets [fasting, keto, paleo, AIP... you name it - she's tried it]. The end result was further depletion, deeper imbalances, & even a PCOS diagnosis. By God's grace, a friend introduced her to the idea of her minerals & metabolism. After only 2 months of working to restore her metabolism & all that had been depleted from birth control + fad diets, Ashlee healed her infertility & got pregnant with her baby boy! She has since developed an online course called Bare Naked Hormones, which provides her own personal blueprints to turn down the noise of the wellness world & balance hormones holistically.

Join us as we sit down & discuss the following:

  • Ashlee’s health story & how she regressed into hormonal imbalance, PCOS, & infertility while doing all the “right” things
  • How Ashlee learned that her metabolism was the root of all her health issues
  • Ashlee’s infertility journey & why she realized she needed to stop trying to get pregnant while healing
  • The failure of mainstream health + wellness to address infertility at its root
  • The foundational roots of fertility
  • Ashlee’s take on the top 3 contributors to infertility
  • When to seek 1-1 support & testing on an fertility journey
  • Which tests are actually helpful & which ones aren’t
  • The truth about clomid, metformin, & fertility interventions
  • Other audience Q&A

Where to find Ashlee:

Ashlee's Instagram

Ashlee's Course: Bare Naked Hormones

Where to find us:

Kori's Instagram

Fallon's Instagram

Restore your metabolism:

Freely Rooted

Fallon's Table

Our FREE downloads:

Restore Your Metabolism: Free 5 Step Guide

Metabolic Foods Guide

May 26, 2021
Respectful Parenting + Simplifying Kids Nutrition
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In this episode, we interviewed the hilarious & beautiful Kaitlyn Sapp to merge two of our favorite topics: respectful parenting + nourishment. These topics are so important to join together, because they have everything to do with each other! Nourishing our children isn't just about cooking "healthy foods" - it's about modeling what we want to see in our children, listening to & validating their communication, honoring their autonomy, & letting go of the desire to obsessively control their behavior + actions. Respecting our children as whole beings from birth is the foundation we need to lay to be able to simplify their nutrition with ease, nourish their minds + bodies, & cultivate peaceful mealtimes.

Join us as we sit down & discuss the following:

  • Respectful parenting vs modern mainstream parenting
  • Our personal stories discovering & implementing respectful parenting
  • The mainstream approach to kids nutrition
  • How respectful parenting laid the foundation for our approach to kids nutrition
  • Kait’s top tips for restoring simplicity + peace to approaching food with your kids
  • The importance of not using food as a tool for manipulation, bribery, or punishment
  • Navigating "picky eating"
  • Introducing new foods in a respectful way
  • Teaching nourishment through modeling
  • How to eliminate junk food from your home without guilt or shame
  • Approaching birthday parties & events with ease

Books mentioned:

A Theory of Objectivist Parenting

No Drama Discipline

The Conscious Parent

Other favorites:

The Whole-Brain Child

No Bad Kids

Elevating Childcare

The Awakened Family

The Connected Parent

The Ministry Of Parenting Your Baby

How Children Learn

Where to find Kaitlyn:

Kaitlyn's Instagram

Kaitlyn's YouTube Channel

Where to find us:

Kori's Instagram

Fallon's Instagram

Restore your metabolism:

Freely Rooted

Fallon's Table

Our FREE downloads:

Restore Your Metabolism: Free 5 Step Guide

Metabolic Foods Guide

May 12, 2021
Minerals + Metabolism
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Do you know what fuels your metabolism? MINERALS, baby! For episode 05, we asked the mineral queen herself, Amanda Montalvo, to come on & give you guys a minerals 101 mini class. There is so much we wish we would have known about minerals when we started our metabolism journey, like the fact that our mineral status can make or break our metabolism?!... or which minerals are burned up the fastest during times of stress, and how we can replenish them through our nutrition. We are so excited for you guys to learn all of this & more from Amanda today!

Join us as we sit down & discuss the following:

  • Amanda's story coming off of birth control & finding no answers from her OB/GYN
  • Her journey leaving conventional functional medicine & moving towards metabolic health
  • Introduction to minerals & how they impact the body
  • The four macro minerals, why they are important, & how to prioritize them from nutrition
  • The 3 most common minerals imbalances Amanda sees among women in her practice
  • How stress impacts our minerals, & what we can do to mitigate stress through nutrition
  • Iron overload from birth control, prenatals, multivitamins, & other supplements
  • Why real vitamin A from animal foods is crucial to your health
  • The danger of vitamin D supplementation
  • When an HTMA test can be a valuable tool on your health journey

Where to find Amanda:

Amanda's Instagram

Amanda's Minerals Course

Where to find us:

Kori's Instagram

Fallon's Instagram

Restore your metabolism:

Freely Rooted

Fallon's Table

Our FREE downloads:

Restore Your Metabolism: Free 5 Step Guide

Metabolic Foods Guide

Apr 28, 2021
Reclaiming The Female Libido
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We are breaking taboos today to discuss this very relevant (and yet rarely discussed) topic - women's libido. Did you know that your libido is a marker of your health? It indicates safety within your body. Since libido is our body's desire to reproduce, our intelligent bodies will suppress that desire when it isn't safe to do so. So how can we create safety within our bodies & experience a thriving libido?

Join us as we sit down & discuss the following:

  • Why this topic is especially important to us, & our personal experiences with libido
  • The definition of libido
  • The top 5 suppressors of libido
  • The importance of addressing trauma
  • Postpartum libido
  • Our 3 steps to reclaim your libido
  • Addressing the sexual identity shift that comes with motherhood
  • Audience Q&A
  • Caitlin's story: how she reclaimed her libido, brought life + passion back into her marriage, & restored peace to her home by healing her metabolism

|| Kiara's birth control post ||

|| Book mentioned: Intended For Pleasure ||

|| Serotonin, Depression, And Aggression by Dr. Ray Peat ||

Where to find Caitlin:

Caitlin's Instagram

Caitlin's Youtube Channel

Where to find us:

Kori's Instagram

Fallon's Instagram

Restore your metabolism:

Freely Rooted

Fallon's Table

Our FREE downloads:

Restore Your Metabolism: Free 5 Step Guide

Metabolic Foods Guide

Apr 14, 2021
Prenatal + Postpartum Nourishment
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Our very first guest is the beautiful Noelle Kowalski, who is a powerful guide for women as they pursue optimal holistic + metabolic health. She and her husband own their own beauty line called Forever Healthy Hair Co., and these small batch, non-toxic, organic products are intentionally created to support human physiology.

Noelle is especially knowledgeable in the areas of fertility, pregnancy, & postpartum. In this episode, we take a deep dive into prenatal + postpartum nourishment, and we hope you are inspired today to take charge of your health, simplify your nutrition, & live mindfully.

Join us as we sit down & discuss the following:

  • Pregnancy nourishment | choosing real food over prenatals
  • Traditional pregnancy symptoms | remedies + root causes
  • Pregnancy supplements
  • Nourishing your postpartum body & establishing a strong milk supply
  • The importance of intentionally planning your postpartum season
  • The spirit > mind > body approach to postpartum depression + postpartum anxiety
  • Postpartum weight loss & “bounce-back” culture
  • Preventing postpartum hair loss
  • Progesterone supplementation
  • Morning sickness & hyperemesis gravidarum
  • Pregnancy weight gain
  • Prenatal + postpartum calorie needs [for higher calorie meal plans, check out Fallon’s Table!]

|| Book mentioned: HPV Vaccine On Trial ||

Where to find Noelle:

Noelle's Instagram

Forever Healthy Hair‘s Instagram

Forever Healthy Hair Co.

Where to find us:

Kori's Instagram

Fallon's Instagram

Restore your metabolism:

Freely Rooted

Fallon's Table

Our FREE downloads:

Restore Your Metabolism: Free 5 Step Guide

Metabolic Foods Guide

Mar 24, 2021
Restoring Your Metabolism | Our Top 3 Tips
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Did you know that your metabolism doesn't have to rapidly slow down with age? We can actually reverse and restore our slow metabolisms, and as a result, step into our most healthy & vital versions of ourselves. This is because our metabolisms describe every cell function of our bodies! By supporting our metabolisms, we are working to bring every function of the body back into balance.

Join us as we sit down & discuss the following:

  • The definition of the metabolism & what it means for our overall health
  • Symptoms of a sluggish vs thriving metabolism
  • Which symptoms used to describe our "normal" prior to healing
  • How being "lean" means nothing about your overall health
  • Our top 3 tips to restore your metabolism
  • Advice for starting out on your healing journey
  • The importance of giving yourself grace while on a journey of unlearning dogmatic nutrition beliefs

Where to find us:

Kori's Instagram

Fallon's Instagram

Restore your metabolism:

Freely Rooted

Fallon's Table

Our FREE downloads:

Restore Your Metabolism: Free 5 Step Guide

Metabolic Foods Guide

Mar 10, 2021
Welcome | Our Stories Of Healing
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Welcome to the Freely Rooted podcast! Thank you for joining us in this intro episode, where you will hear our own personal stories of putting our chronic diseases into remission, how we discovered the world of healing & restoring the metabolism, and what our heart & mission is behind the podcast. 

Join us as we discuss the following:

  • How we got connected & started this podcast
  • Fallon reversing her food sensitivities, healing her Hashimoto's, & coming off of thyroid medication
  • Kori getting off birth control & healing her Endometriosis
  • How we finally realized that the metabolism is the bigger picture of disease + dysfunction
  • How our views of both western & functional medicine have changed after discovering a more simple path to wellness
  • How wellness, freedom, and joy can all co-exist

We hope you are encouraged & inspired to step back into your biological design to pursue a simple, enjoyable, empowered path to health + wellness!

Where to find us:

Kori's Instagram

Fallon's Instagram

Restore your metabolism:

Freely Rooted

Fallon's Table

Our FREE downloads:

Restore Your Metabolism: Free 5 Step Guide

Metabolic Foods Guide



Mar 10, 2021