Episodes
Published 05/20/22
We're chatting science today and how it is perceived and reported in the mainstream media along with internet arguments and debates. My goal with this episode and this platform is to allow you to be an educated consumer whether in your own transformation or in your client's transformation. Topics include:   - Chatting about Science and Arguments about Science and Research - Why the NYT Sparked This Episode - Testing Hypothesis and Relationships - Inclusion Criteria and Healthy User Bias ...
Published 05/20/22
Should you or should you not incorporate intermittent fasting with clients or yourself? Just as with any well informed answer, it depends on the individual so today, I want to share with you the pros and cons of intermittent fasting, share some studies, and explain some key considerations when determining if this is a helpful protocol. Topics include:   - Evolutionary Perspective and Intermittent Fasting - Pros of Intermittent Fasting - Animal and Human Studies - Gut Health...
Published 05/18/22
Extending our conversation about inflammation, it is important to understand the mechanisms of inflammation, how it presents in the body and mind, and the types of inflammation. Today's episode will cover the three types of inflammation, simplifying cytokines and their role inflammation, fat and muscle tissues considerations, and much more! Topics include:   - Centers of Inflammation - What We’ve Cover Today - Brief Explanation of Inflammation - Gut Health and Gut Inflammation -...
Published 05/16/22
Is there a connection between inflammation and depression? We know there are many factors both psychologically and physiologically that contribute to mood disorders but I wanted to cover this area specifically today. We'll cover serotonin function and holistic function, acute vs chronic inflammation, the different types of cytokines that contribute in this area, and much more! Topics include:   - Connection between Inflammation and Depression - Quick Context on Depression - Serotonin...
Published 05/13/22
We've done a lot of episodes when it comes to women's health and contraceptive use, hormonal physiology, and other similar topics surrounding this subject but today, I want to discuss contraception vs optimization when it comes to female physiology and being informed about the various types of contraceptives and their effects. Topics include:   - Make Sure You Subscribe and Check Out a Few Episodes - Informed Consent and Advocacy - Contraception vs Optimization -  Recommending Advocacy...
Published 05/11/22
One of the most hot button topics in the current nutrition conversation landscape is the red meat industry from a variety of different perspectives from environmental to physiological. I want to bring you the actual data behind studies done in this area along with my experience coaching as well as my own dietary habits. My hope is that you'll make your own educated decisions based on the truth and not fear mongering from different organizations. Topics include:   - Controversy Around Red...
Published 05/09/22
With the rising popularity of consumer DNA tests, more and more individuals are digging into their genetics. While this can be good for some, others are overwhelmed with information or feel "broken" due to certain alleles/genetic variants. I want to break down as simplistically as I can the MTHRF mutation, methylation, and how they play a vital role in metabolism and hormones. Topics include:   - MTHFR Mutation - What is MTHFR? - Please Share, Rate, and Review - Defining Methylation -...
Published 05/06/22
A topic rising in popularity is the concept of a whole food matrix and for those unfamiliar with the concept, this is the difference between a whole apple vs apple juice. I wanted to share a few studies with you on this particular topic and share it's overall benefits. Topics include:   - What is a Whole Food Matrix? - What We’ll Cover - Reductionist Thinking - Macro View and Whole Food Studies - Diet Quality Episode - Overall Benefits and Takeaways ----------  My Live Program for...
Published 05/04/22
Measuring glycemic index has become more and more popular both in studies and in marketing but does it really matter when it comes to health and weight loss? We'll dive into the history of glycemic index, the carb and insulin model of obesity, studies looking at glycemic index, and much more! Topics include:   - First Developed in 1981 - History of Glycemic Index - Carb and Insulin Model of Obesity - Studies on Glycemic Index - Inflammation Considerations - The White Potato Conundrum ...
Published 05/02/22
Instead of bringing you a longer form mentee interview, I wanted to give you different perspectives and shorter reviews of the FNMS program with different mentees with different businesses, coaching experiences, and their own health journeys and my hope is that at least one resonates with you. ----------  My Live Program for Coaches: The Functional Nutrition and Metabolism Specialization  Learn More www.sammillerscience.com/FNMS2022  ----------  No-Cost Coaching Resources for Our...
Published 04/29/22
It may not be what you expect to hear from me but it's the truth. This episode was inspired by a recent live talk I gave in Austin this past weekend surrounded by coaches wanting to grow their coaching businesses. The one thing I see that sets apart rockstar coaches from the rest is their level of urgency in all aspects of their life and work. Listen in as I explain why and how you can use urgency with a caveat to the grind and hustle culture we're living in. Topics include:   - Inspired by...
Published 04/28/22
Another of my rockstar FNMS clients Allie Cass joins me today on the show to discuss her journey from Bikini Boss and the bikini prep world to shifting to the functional and health focused world. We'll also talk about her experience with FNMS. Topics include:   - From Bikini Boss to Functional Coaching - College Days - Different Phase of Life - Desires Through FNMS - Contextual Application - Who Allie Wants to Work With - The Live Component ----------  Follow Allie on Instagram ...
Published 04/27/22
Menopause carries a lot of physiological changes and today's episode is to what extend that looks like and how hormone replacement therapy plays into aiding certain hormonal changes. Topics include:   - HRT After Menopause - Overview Of What We’ll Cover - Menopause Episode - Time Course of HRT and Type of HRT - Oral Estrogen Use - Dropping Hormone Levels and Cognitive Issues - Lean Body Mass Considerations - Cardiovascular Disease Considerations - Share, Rate, and Review ...
Published 04/25/22
We often talk about personal development in the health and fitness Industry but what does it break down to when you really think about it? There are key areas I want to cover in this short episode as a perspective builder and hopefully remind you of the importance of coaching from these lenses. Topics include:   - Breaking Down Personal Development - Personal Integrity - Personal Accountability - Investment and Scaling Self Trust - Scaling Self Trust - Please Share if You Found Value ...
Published 04/22/22
We often talk about personal development in the health and fitness Industry but what does it break down to when you really think about it? There are key areas I want to cover in this short episode as a perspective builder and hopefully remind you of the importance of coaching from these lenses. Topics include:   - Breaking Down Personal Development - Personal Integrity - Personal Accountability - Investment and Scaling Self Trust - Scaling Self Trust - Please Share if You Found Value ...
Published 04/22/22
Kait-Ann Callahan is a former athlete turned contest prep competitor turned health coach and all the while dealt with a lot of health and under-eating issues we've discussed previously on this show. She's since resolved those issues and learned a lot about the advanced concepts in the health and fitness world and is committed to helping women that are in the position she was. Listen in as we talk about some of her frustrations with the health and fitness industry, struggles before FNMS, and...
Published 04/21/22
Shorter Q&A style episode today covering two important topics in insulin resistance and thyroid health as it pertains to fat loss. Topics and questions include:   - FNMS Program - Causes of Insulin Resistance - Snowball Effect of Insulin Resistance - Thyroid/Sex Hormone and Fat Loss - Slow Metabolism - Share, Rate, and Review ----------  My Live Program for Coaches: The Functional Nutrition and Metabolism Specialization  Learn More www.sammillerscience.com/FNMS2022  ...
Published 04/20/22
If there's one thing we remember from high school science class, it's that the mitochondria is the powerhouse of the cell. That was the extent most of us received though so today's episode is a deep dive into mitochondria's role in the endocrine system and how it plays into our overall health. Topics include:   - Throwing it Back to High School Biology - Mitochondrial Dysfunction - Function of Star Protein - Evolutionary History Perspective - Zombie Cells - Anorexia Considerations -...
Published 04/18/22
Finishing up our Principles of Metabolism and Hormones series, I want to recap what we have covered so far, explain why past decisions affect future decisions, and demystify the calories vs hormones debate. Topics include:   - Part 1 and 2 Recap - Defined and Discussed Metabolism - Past Decisions Affecting Future Decisions - Why it’s Both Calories and Hormones - The Role of Leptin - Importance of Understanding Key Hormonal Processes - FNMS Program ----------  My Live Program for...
Published 04/15/22
If you're looking to help your coaching clients in a deeper capacity, this is definitely an episode you'll enjoy. I have Alyssa Wunder, MA, CCC-SLP, and FNMS student with me today to discuss her journey with coaching and her health, overcoming imposter syndrome and being frustrated and confused, and what she is working on now specifically for women that wouldn't be a reality with the FNMS program. Topics include:   - Alyssa’s Unique Story and Journey - Becoming More Health Conscious -...
Published 04/14/22
Part 2 of our 3 Part Principles of Metabolism and Hormones series covers the definition of metabolism. We discuss the actual scientific definition of metabolism, the role of metabolic adaptation, why we all have a unique metabolic identity, and much more! Topics include:   - Metabolism “Slowing” Down - Scientific Definition of Metabolism - The Role of Metabolic Adaptation - Unique Metabolic Identity - What Happens During Down Regulation - Next Episode in the Series - FNMS Program ...
Published 04/13/22
This is Part 1 of a 3 part series going back to basics essentially with the topics of metabolism and hormones and breaking them down in a concise and clear way. Part 1 covers hormones, the two messengers and systems, T3 and reverse T3, and so much more! Topics include:   - Hormones 101 and Functions - Conductor Example - The Two Messengers and Systems - Gender Considerations - Steroid Hormones - The Role of Cholesterol - T3 and Reverse T3 - FNMS Program - Please Share, Rate, and...
Published 04/11/22
Recent controversy in sport, specifically with NCAA swimming and Lea Thomas, brought to mind a topic I wanted to cover and have extensive work with trans-athletes in the past. No matter your political stance on the issue, I wanted to dive into the physiology of the requirements for trans-athletes to compete, adolescence physiology and gender differences earlier in life, and why this is an important lesson for clients. Topics include:   - Heavy Controversy Recently - More Science than...
Published 04/08/22
Alex Johannsson, coach for Lost and Lifting, has grown exponentially during his time in the Functional Nutrition and Metabolism Science Specialization that I wanted to have him on the show to discuss his story. We discuss how long it took him to finally pull the trigger to join the mentorship, some unexpected surprises from the program, and his view on the ROI of the program. Topics include:   - Client Case Study Intro - Alex’s Beginning to Health and Fitness - Beginning to Understand...
Published 04/07/22