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A Podcast Designed to Bridge the Gap Between Macros, Metabolism, and Functional Medicine. Here we focus on translating complex concepts into leverage for your health, fitness, and nutrition goals with a special emphasis on content for coaches & health professionals. Sam Miller is a best-selling author in the field of nutrition and metabolism has more than 15 years of experience as a health, fitness, and nutrition coach. His programs help coaches and health professionals improve their clients ...
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If you've been a coach for a decent length of time, you know the value of retention and keeping a client versus always having to acquire more clients every month which feels like a never ending hamster wheel. After 15 years in this industry, I can confidently say I've learned what to do and what not to do when it comes to retention and have helped …
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Are we as a country consuming too much protein? Or is there a potential agenda to recent headlines claiming we are? In today's episode, we're going to look at some recent headlines on protein and why they may not be educating for the purposes of health and longevity but could be taking more of an activist perspective. I'm here to present the facts …
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Who doesn't love a good snack every once and awhile? Frequency being key here as a new study shows individuals are susceptible to potentially consuming a meal's worth of calories when snacking is added up. These hidden calories could explain weight loss plateaus along with digestive and other issues. Listen in as I explain more about the study and …
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Walking into a grocery store, one would think it would be setup and stocked for the health and wellbeing of the customer but sadly, this isn't the case. A grocery store is just like any other business that depends on marketing and their bottom line. Encouraging ultra-processed foods is beneficial for them in many ways and the people behind the make…
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According to their website, the enhanced games are "backed by the worlds' top venture capitalists, the Enhanced Games is the Olympics of the future. When 44% of athletes already use performance enhancements, it is time to safely celebrate science." Is this a true statement? Or detrimental to sport and society? We'll discuss it all in today's episod…
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A once demonized food could potentially be a testosterone supercharger for your post workout nutrition but what do the study results indicate? In today's episode, I will break down a 12 week study looking at whole egg vs egg white only consumed post workout and the testosterone increase along with other factors tested as well. Topics include: - Who…
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What is the buzz surrounding the latest Netflix documentary centered around veganism? While the media frenzy and social media debates have brought "You Are What You Eat" into the limelight, it's critical we approach these type of documentaries with a skeptic's eye and critically think about the claim's made that will impact you and your client's he…
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Our friends across the pond have acknowledged the problems and issues with certain additives and ingredients we still fail to take action on and this information is important to understand for you and your clients. In today's episode, we're going to cover 5 ingredients that are banned in European countries but still exist here in the United States.…
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Just from today's title, you know we'll be diving into some questionable material but it's important to understand what is passing as "information" that your clients might be consuming. In today's episode, we'll look at a recent study examining the effects of Oreo consumption, LDL cholesterol markers, the lipid energy model, and more. Topics includ…
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While it is common knowledge that more sickness occurs during the winter months especially in colder areas of the country and world, few know the ACTUAL reasons why this occurs. In today's episode, I want to cover the real reasons why we tend to get sick during the winter months and why it has to do with evolution and the seasonal variation of our …
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Everyone knows by now the dangers and risks of smoking but many aren't aware of several lifestyle factors that pose a similar risk to an individual's health and longevity. In today's episode, I want to cover 6 specific factors to be on the lookout for when it comes to you or your client's long term health. Topics and factors include: - Obvious Heal…
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Does the type and quality of dietary fat affect body composition and weight loss? In today's episode, I want to examine a recent study with 32 female participates looking at recommended vs consumed fat intake and different dietary fats consumed. We'll also discuss the real world application of this study including cooking oil swaps, meals and snack…
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You've probably heard me talk a time or two (or a lot more) on water quality and why it's such an important consideration and on today's episode, I wanted to dive deeper into why this is the case when it comes to thyroid health. We'll discuss more than just water quality covering bromide, iodine, food quality, nutrition labels, and much more. Topic…
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Normal vs optimal can be two very different scenarios when it comes to lab testing so today's episode is diving into a few functional medical tests, understanding them through a western medicine reference range lens, and why this is important to you as a coach. Topics include: - Popular Functional Medical Tests - What We’ll Cover Today - Western Me…
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After a recent conversation with a new mentee, it got me thinking about some of the fellow coaching friends I've made in my decade plus career so far and what sets them apart from the other coaches I started out with that are no longer in the industry. My hope in this perspective building episode is that you understand the importance of resourceful…
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If you or your clients have done "everything right" when it comes to your sleep and still struggle with sleep quality, there may be a hidden consideration to investigate. That consideration is gut health and possible overgrowth issues. In this episode, I'll talk about a few specific overgrowth scenarios, the why around overgrowth, and explain a few…
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From a women's health perspective, common symptoms of PMS including bloating, cramping, and brain fog to name a few can be disruptive to everyday life. These physiological and psychological symptoms can affect the desire to train and let's be honest: it's not fun. In today's episode, we'll discuss some key considerations within nutrition and lifest…
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Heading into a new year, our wellbeing has never been more important especially our mental wellbeing. In today's episode, I want to highlight some key lifestyle interventions, considerations, and potential supplements if needed to maximize our mental health. Topics include: - Lifestyle Interventions and Mental Health - Exercise vs Pharmaceutical Dr…
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After a few conversations with coaches recently, I can't not talk about this anymore. With having your best interest in mind when it comes to your life and your career as a coach, I see too many fall victim to a few different situations that leave them stuck in perpetual learning mode and not executing to help people in need. The mass amount of cer…
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There are certain phases that a health and nutrition coach reaches in their careers much like the circle of life from the Lion King. Most of us start out on our own transformation, gain confidence and knowledge through that process, gain a bias towards said knowledge, then we hit a point where we realize there is more to the story than our current …
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I was shocked by a recent call with a coach recently as she shared she was overwhelmed with how to help just over 50 clients on her roster and struggling with the systems she had in place. Moreover, she told me she has at least 12 clients where she has no idea how to help. Most business coaches would say, "hire an assistant coach" with that roster …
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One of the coolest parts of my job is that I get to work with coaches just like you from around the world with different backgrounds, goals, and desires and I wanted to share 6 specific success stories with you today. Thank you to Hannah, Holly, Allison, Blake, Molly, and Erin for sharing your experiences with FNMS and Metabolism School and we can'…
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While I could take this opportunity to destroy this article from many different perspectives, I want to instead focus on a few key lessons we can learn from this article and what it says about how mainstream media is disseminating information. I first want to discuss my philosophy with managing nutrition and the 5 M's, you or your client's personal…
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Looking to improve your coaching enrollment in 2024? The term client conversions is simply enrolling prospects into clients and into your coaching program and after a decade plus, I have 3 catalysts or ways for you to improve this area. I'll talk about the belief barrier, the "expert" effect, problem solving, and give you some real life examples of…
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While the shock and awe of Stripe screenshots may do well for engagement on social media, there's a metric most business coaches don't talk about that you need to track if you want to be an in-demand expert coach for the long term. You may have heard of the term Lifetime Value or LTV but I want to be more specific when it comes to coaches and servi…
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I recently joined Michael Chernow on his podcast Kreatures of Habit to discuss a wide array of topics around metabolic health. It's officially 2024 and taking care of your health at a metabolic level has never been more important. We also discuss how bodybuilding can teach you to be more disciplined, the importance of staying consistent with your n…
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Is the 25-40g of protein per meal max a thing of the past? In a very recent article that released this month, "The Anabolic Response to Protein Ingestion During Recovery from Exercise Has No Upper Limit in Magnitude and Duration in Vivo in Humans" (PMID: 38118410), we see that a 100g protein intake has a "greater and prolonged anabolic response" th…
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It can be easy this time of year for our goals and standards to take a backseat temporarily and, with that, comes the potential for negative emotions and I've felt these all too well in my past as well. These emotions including guilt, shame, and regret and we can feel them whether we are looser with our standards or uphold them firmly and miss out …
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I don't know about you, but as someone who has been in this industry a decade plus, the marketing this time of year is vexing. Whether it's your health or your coaching business, the "quick" approach won't get you very far. I want to share and vent a little about my frustration with this topic in hopes you don't fall for these reactive marketing ta…
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As more and more marketing is put into the supplement industry, we've seen the rise and popularity of adaptogens and for good reason in most cases. These adaptogens have solid research behind them and contribute to many benefits. Today's episode is an in-depth look at the function of adaptogens, some popular adaptogens including ashwagandha and rho…
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With a handful of days left in 2023, this can be your "take the foot off the gas and rest" season or it can be your "separation season" allowing the opportunity to work on specific aspects in your business that will set you up for a thriving 2024. I want to share 10 considerations with you for this time of year (and include a bonus one about enjoyi…
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Even if your coaching practice predominately serves women from 20-35, this is still an important episode for you from a multitude of perspectives. Today's episode will be covering menopause in women, signs of early menopause or perimenopause, why you should care as a coach, and much more! Topics include: - Menopause Overview - Average Age of Menopa…
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MyFitnessPal has dominated in digital food tracking for years but did you know there's an alternative? An alternative that may be superior to MFP? Today's episode is a breakdown between MyFitnessPal and Cronometer, micronutrient considerations, user-friendliness, and more! Topics include: - MyFitnessPal vs Cronometer - Cronometer Discount - Compari…
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You've probably heard by now or come across the injection semaglutide known by its brand name Ozempic. Is it the miracle drug that tout it to be or is it a giant mistake for individual's long term health? I'll explore some of the potential consequences of this drug, who I believe it would benefit most, and more! Topics include: - Ozempic: Miracle D…
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The first version of Chat-GPT came out around this time last year and it was all anyone wanted to talk about for awhile. Even with it's newest version of GPT-4, I still don't believe it's ready to replace expert coaches in any significant way. I do believe it can be used as an effective tool to help you though. In today's episode, I want to give yo…
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Wrapping up our truth about red meat series, I wanted to discuss some specific considerations along with first discussing some baseline health benefits and basics. We'll also micronutrient and sport performance considerations, leaky gut, and more! Topics include: - Health Benefits of Red Meat - Kicking Off with the Basics - Seed Oil and Standard Am…
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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 …
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Creatine is one of if not the most most studied supplement on the planet and yet despite the amount of data and research we have, it still has its myths and misconceptions. We'll discuss the role and function it plays in the body, cognitive benefits, why creatine monohydrate is still the gold standard, and more. Topics include: - Deep Dive on Creat…
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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 an…
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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 o…
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Foundational knowledge is key to a successful transformation either in your own life or your client's lives and I wanted to bring you a principle series as we head into the last month of 2023 so you'll have a solid foundation of understanding heading into the new year. Part 1 will cover the essentials of hormones and key aspects of hormones you'll …
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Today's episode marks a few key milestones including episode 600 and roughly our 4 year anniversary so I wanted to share some of my top lessons and takeaways throughout this podcasting journey. I also want to share what's in store for the future of this show, share an exciting addition to our content library, and much more! Topics include: - Celebr…
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We discuss the topic of stress a lot on this show for good reason. This is a large issue in our modern society and one that impacts our physical goals along with reaching our potential physically, mentally, and/or emotionally. I wanted to discuss the role of stress and how cortisol impacts micronutrient status, what specific micronutrients to be aw…
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Continuing our Stress Essentials series, I wanted to bring you a practical longer form discussion style episode devoted to the topic of stress management and the physiology of stress. I recently joined Mike Matthews for round 2 on the Muscle for Life Podcast and we had a great discussion all around the topic of stress I know you'll enjoy. Topics in…
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One important consideration we need to keep in mind as coaches or someone on their own transformation journey is the role of stress and how this affects appetite and following a given nutrition protocol. I'm sure you've dealt with stressful times in your life and that can potentially trigger either the urge to overeat or not eat enough, leading to …
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Continuing our Stress Essentials series, today's epsiode we'll discuss stress and potential weight gain. Can stress make you fat? Is there more to fain gain than a calorie surplus? We'll talk about stress and fat accumulation, a sure fire recipe for insulin resistance, the role of cortisol and fat gain, and much more. Topics include: - Stress and F…
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In honor of my upcoming workshop Stress Essentials, I wanted to share a series of episodes and featured replay's all around different aspects and components to stress. One very popular question I receive is the relationship between progesterone, estrogen, and stress, specifically why both progesterone and estrogen drop during stress. There's a comm…
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Over a decade in the coaching industry, I've seen a lot of good and a lot of not so good much like any other industry. Maximizing your success in this industry means avoiding common pitfalls and mistakes so I want to share my top 5 coaching mistakes I believe you should avoid. Topics and mistakes include: - Beginning With A Food Log and Understandi…
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I wanted to share a special presentation I did inside of Metabolism School and the Functional Nutrition and Metabolism Specialization all around arguably the most popular topic in women's health around hormonal contraceptives and birth control. We'll dive into its history and origin, review cycle health, prescription implications, and more! Topics …
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This concept will not only help your revenue and bottom line in your business but also your confidence. The results you are seeing right now are an indication of what you've did 3 months prior and whether it's your business or a client's transformation, this trailing indicator is important to know and understand for many reasons. Expect to learn ab…
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