Ali Miller, RD, LD, CDE
Ali Miller is an integrative dietitian, author of Naturally Nourished: Food-as-Medicine for Optimal Health cookbook (2016) and The Anti-Anxiety Diet (2018) Ali Miller is an integrative functional medicine practitioner with a background in naturopathic medicine. She is a Registered and Licensed Dietitian, Certified Diabetes Educator, and has a contagious passion for food-as-medicine developing clinical protocols and virtual programs using nutrients and food as the foundation of treatment. Her Food-As-Medicine philosophy is supported by up-to-date scientific research for a functional approach to healing the body.
Ali’s message has influenced millions through media with television segments, features in O!, Women’s Health, and Prevention Magazine, her award-winning podcast, Naturally Nourished, and within the medical community. Ali’s expertise can be accessed through her website: www.alimillerRD.com offering her blog, award-winning podcast, virtual learning, and access to her practice. What if you had the tools to harness the wild stallion of your mind? To work with your body to enhance your brain chemistry and provide specific nutritional building blocks to promote a grounding sense of energy and even-keeled reactivity to daily external stressors? Registered dietitian and food-as-medicine guru, Ali Miller will take you on the journey of discovering the root causes to your body’s imbalance.
Using the multifocal functional medicine approach successfully applied in her functional nutrition practice, Ali will navigate you through the connection of anxiety to dysbiosis and the microbiome, leaky gut and food sensitivity, HPA-axis and stress response, hormones and neurotransmitters, genetic contributors, and micronutrient status. You will learn about the brain-gut axis and how inflammatory foods can disturb cognition while imbalanced gut bacteria are intimately connected to mood imbalance and cravings. She will emphasize the micronutrients that play a role in activation of neurotransmitters as well as key amino acids that serve as building blocks for production to replete deficiency.
Ali uses a ketogenic diet as the foundation of her Anti-Anxiety Diet program and layers in functional food-as-medicine approaches to address roadblocks and take results to an optimal level. Learning objectives: Identify and understand the role of 3 “keto-friendly” foods that drive inflammation in the body, determine how much protein you need per day and why that is important for neurotransmitter balance, and how to balance your gut bacteria to work for you and which strains reduce anxiety activity.