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The Gut Check: Nutrition and Gut Health for Recreational Athletes

Kate Cline, Dietitian and Gut Health Specialist

Functional Nutrition for Functional Fitness and Functional Living! This podcasts is dedicated to active people trying to overcome digestive issues, IBS, "runners trots," joint pain, or other chronic health issues. It's a place to discuss performance nutrition, gut health, training, mindset, and more! Kate is a Registered Dietitian, Personal Trainer, Yoga Teacher, and life coach helping people resolve frustrating symptoms with specialized labs and personalized nutrition planning. She shares on her own, or interviews guests to help inform people on healing lifestyles, activities, and living their best life. These podcasts are also shared in video format on her website and YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqjs80fvF6UStsCUQPZMo8w; Find Kate at www.DublinDietitian.com; Facebook @kate.cline.rd; Her Professional Instagram account: @DublinDietitian; Her Personal Tik Tok account chronicling her OCR training with her partner Tyler: @TKOCR_adventures.

Real Talk with a Pharmacist - What Your Doctor Didn't Tell You About Your Medications
Apr 25 2022
Real Talk with a Pharmacist - What Your Doctor Didn't Tell You About Your Medications
A lot of people are starting to understand that antibiotics can screw up your gut microbiome, but did you know there are other medications that are detrimental to your digestive system as well? Or that over half of the people on a PPI acid reducer are being taken without appropriate need? And if you are, you shouldn’t be on it for more than 8 weeks max? In an older episode, I shared about the risks behind treating supplements like candy. Medications are no different – and come with even more risks! But we have become a society that doesn’t balk at the massive side effect lists on even the most benign-seeming prescription drug. We have normalized the idea of “prescribing cascades” and the vicious cycle it creates; and this is a topic that is critical to look at, because  70% of adults are on a prescription medication. Licensed Pharmacist Victoria Shea Swick has an open and candid discussion with us today about the good, bad, and ugly in the medication world. Medications have their place, but should be used mindfully. You should be empowered to understand what you are putting in your body, and what limitations doctors sometimes have on their ability to take time to fully vet multiple medications if you are seeing multiple specialists.We discuss:Drugs that can negatively impact gut health, flora, and nutrient statusLong-term problems with chronic PPI use The differences in brand name vs generic products Gluten and corn as fillers in tablet vs capsuleHow much attention people need to pay to those extensive “possible side effects” lists with medicationsTaking medications to offset side effects from other medications, which are for other medications. polypharmacy and the prescription cascadeThe new push for “de-prescribing”Medications that can inhibit weight goalsHow pharmacists can help you understand your medications and optionsThe common medication athletes use that can cause GI damagePharmacists are an under-utilized resource, and I encourage you to reach out to yours, or to Shea, for guidance, especially if you are taking multiple medications or worried about potential side effects of polypharmacy issues!Related Podcast:If you struggle with heartburn or chronic GI Issues: IBS – There Are AnswersConnect with Shea: FacebookInstagramLinkedInEmail: victoria.swick@ohiohealth.com Shea’s Recommendations:Book: Food as Medicine Every Day by ND Julie Briley, ND Courtney Jackson, et alDrug-Interaction Checker Support the show (
War-X OCR: Chaos with a Cause
Apr 11 2022
War-X OCR: Chaos with a Cause
Are you an Obstacle Course Race (OCR) fan? Or OCR-curious? Listen in and lean about an Ohio-based race course with Jake Moore . He is one of the creators and minds behind the event, War-X (War-Experience) obstacle course race. And it has grown into a full trilogy weekend for those who want to fill a weekend with not one, but THREE, events!So what is War-X? Jake and I discuss:The origins and true purposeTheir partnership with Operation Enduring Warrior Real guns and explosives??Behind-the-scene info and sneak peaksThe EliminatorMindset and preparationAnd more!You don't have to have been in the military to find and practice your own inner strength, or to tap into your inner warrior. We can all work on our Alpha minds, our resilience, in all parts of life.Want to join War-X this year? Jake has extended a discount to listeners and friends. Let me know if you're joining, so we can meet up and say hello!Use this link, and discount code KCX10 to save 10% on registrationFacebook: @thisiswarxInstagram: @thisiswarxOperation Enduring Warrior: @operationenduringwarriorNeed some help figuring out how to eat or train for an Obstacle Course? Email Kate@DublinDietitian.com for some FREE resources to get you started, or discuss a coaching program to guide you along the way!A few examples, depending on your goals/needs:Protein Basics - where to find good proteinCollagen, Joint Health, and Athletics - preventing injury and boosting powerStruggling to lose weight even though you're "doing everything right"? Check out this past Podcast Episode.Join The EMPOWERED HEALTH group of Facebook, helping active people overcome migraines, GI issues, or joint problemsRemember to Use this link, and discount code KCX10 to save 10% on registration if you want to join War-X or the Trilogy!Support the show (
Research Review: Collagen, Cartilage, and Repairing Tendons with Loading and Nutrition
Mar 28 2022
Research Review: Collagen, Cartilage, and Repairing Tendons with Loading and Nutrition
Torn tendons? Surgery, no more! At least, that's what science and case studies are starting to look at -- how to get the body to naturally heal and regrow torn tendons! And what may be some of the implication from that, regarding repairing your own cartilage to help with osteoarthritis?It today's episode, I will review some basics on how collagen works, and the difficulties of getting nutrients in to your tendons without exercise. Then we'll dive into a case study and various research from Dr Keith Baar of UC Davis, professor and researcher with the Functional Molecular Biology Lab. He has many fascinating interviews on various podcasts (links below) and i'll hit some of the key points he's made from all of them in this episode, as well as review a case study from 2019 where they completely healed patellar tendinopathy (damaged tendon over the kneecap, "jumpers knee") in a professional NBA player with just 20 minutes of rehab per week!Surgery is controversial for knee pain, with many study reviews showing it has almost no benefit to skipping the surgery, and sometimes even sets the knee up for more issues down the road because you've now caused a controlled trauma to the knee. So it's exciting to see research showing the advancements not only in how to heal tendons (and maybe cartilage eventually??) but also how to properly train and feed the tissues to help prevent injury.SOURCE:Baar K. Stress Relaxation and Targeted Nutrition to Treat Patellar Tendinopathy. Int J Sport Nutr Exerc Metab. 2019 Jul 1;29(4):453–457. doi: 10.1123/ijsnem.2018-0231. PMID: 30299199.LINKS:Copy of Case StudyDr Baar’s articles on PubMedDr Baar’s articles on Google ScholarMy Spotify Playlist of his interviews Article, “Pain: Causes and Cures”Article, “Collagen, Joint Health, and Athletics”Propello Life (and use this link with discount code DUBLINDIETITIAN for 10% off! I make no profit on that; simply sharing a product I believe in, and small local business I love) CONNECT:Dr Baar: Twitter @MuscleScienceAbout:  Kate:Website: www.DublinDietitian.comFacebook Podcast Page: @TheGutCheckWithKateInstagram: @DublinDietitianFree Facebook Group: ·        the show (
Floral Extracts for Stress, Stress Eating, Anger, Relaxation, and More?
Feb 28 2022
Floral Extracts for Stress, Stress Eating, Anger, Relaxation, and More?
The monthly Research Review looked at the three studies I could find I one my favorite supplement components - and some discussion on the anecdotal evidence as well. There is no “silver bullet” to health, yet there can be things that give us a big boost with little effort.   And today’s episode is about one of those!Stress, inflammation, sleep, cravings, weight loss… imagine one supplement that can help with ALL of that!  One thing you can take to feel less stress, sleep better, boost energy, and turn less often to stress eating so you can stick to your health and fitness goals!too good to be true? Maybe. But let's look at the data. The initial research is from 2006, and was looking at its affect on helping prevent stress-induced eating and weight gain. Two additional studies in 2008 and 2013 go deeper. So what is this “as close to a silver bullet as we can get” item?It’s a patented blend of floral extracts called a Relora Blend. So, let’s first start with what IS Relora, and then we’ll hit the research. Listen in!Talk to your doctor, pharmacist, or dietitian about Relora and the Thorne Elite Multivitamins and see if it could help you with your health journey. Read more:Relora: Multivitamin: (2018, June 14). Phellodendron Amurense Supplement – Research Review. Retrieved February 25, 2022, from Magnolia Officinalis Supplement – Research Review. Retrieved February 25, 2022 from Robert, and Walter G Chambliss. “Effect of a proprietary Magnolia and Phellodendron extract on weight management: a pilot, double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical trial.” Alternative therapies in health and medicine vol. 12,1 (2006): 50-4. ( DS, Feldman S, Feldman R, Schwartz HI, Krieger DR, Garrison R. Effect of a proprietary Magnolia and Phellodendron extract on stress levels in healthy women: a pilot, double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical trial. Nutr J. 2008;7:11. Published 2008 Apr 21. doi:10.1186/1475-2891-7-11 ( J, et al. Phellodendron and Citrus extracts benefit joint health in osteoarthritis patients: a pilot, double-blind, placebo-controlled study. Nutr J. (2009)Talbott SM, Talbott JA, Pugh M. Effect of Magnolia officinalis and Phellodendron amurense (Relora®) on cortisol and psychological mood state in moderately stressed subjects. J Int Soc Sports Nutr. 2013;10(1):37. Published 2013 Aug 7. doi:10.1186/1550-2783-10-37 ( )Watanabe K, et al. Pharmacological properties of magnolol and honokiol extracted from Magnolia officinalis: central depressant effects. Planta Med. (1983)Support the show (
Visceral Manipulation with Eileen Burns
Feb 14 2022
Visceral Manipulation with Eileen Burns
Visceral Manipulation - what is, who would benefit, and how to find someone!Visceral Manipulation is exactly that - manipulation of your viscera, or the internal organs in the main cavities of the body, especially those in the abdomen, e.g. the intestines.  But, did you know that can help so much more than just stomach or abdominal pain?Visceral Manipulation (VM) Therapy was developed by world-renowned French Osteopath and Physical Therapist Jean-Pierre Barral. Comparative studies found Visceral Manipulation beneficial for various disorders.  And our guest today, Eileen Burns, is a physical therapist who specializes in VM. And she shares how she's worked with people with shoulder issues, GERD, backpain, and more. Other claimed benefits include help for whiplash, TBI, reflux and digestive disorders, endometriosis, chronic pelvic pain, headaches and migraines, post-surgery pain and scars, anxiety and depression, and more (Barral's complete list at is a great conjunction for the work I do. I teach people about the Wheel of Health – where it involves  4 aspects of addressing root causes of pain and GI issues. We target sleep, stress/infection, nutrition/gut health, and physicality – the aspects of movement, posture, alignment, and so on. But as I work via telehealth, I don’t get too deep into this physicality aspect. So I love having guests on who can bring that area of expertise to the show! And Eileen is sharing how she does hands on work of the abdomen, connective tissue, and viscera to help with pain, pelvic floor health, GI issues, shoulder issues, back pain, and more!Today’s Guest: Eileen Burns, PT, CFCE, CEAS,ACCI Connect with Eileen and check out her business FYZICAL Therapy & Balance Centers Indianapolis.  Email her for a free handout about visceral manipulation. email: indianapolis@fyzical.comBusiness website: FB: LinkedIn: FB:  To find other visceral therapists: books she discussed: Understanding the Message of your Body, by Jean-Pierre BarralSupport the show (
Covid: FDA, Testing, Root Causes, and Long-Haul Syndrome Research in 2021
Feb 7 2022
Covid: FDA, Testing, Root Causes, and Long-Haul Syndrome Research in 2021
This was actually a conversation recorded in March of 2021, but so much of the science is still relevant, so I wanted to get it formally turned into a Gut Check podcast episode. There are visuals and screen shots shared on my website. Links below.Thoughts on Covid root cause, and Long Hauler research and theories. In this episode, Andee and I discuss:Some of the numerous ways Coronavirus manifests in different peopleSome of the potential underlying ways the virus is targeting such a wide variety of organs and body systemsImprovements in testing and false negativesThen we wind down to show what some research is shedding light on, regarding long haul syndrome, and what theories we have about potential mitigation strategies you can look in to, to try support your body’s natural balance and health and ease symptoms.A general disclaimer that has to come with ALL covid talks… no one can guarantee a cure right now, technically due to the newness of Covid-10, and legally due to semantics rules. That word, cure, or treat, are only legally allowed to be used by physicians, regardless of if other medical professionals can address a disease. Do be careful of empty promises, and obviously there’s TONS of controversy out there about this; but also be aware that there may be genuine help out there using different terminology because our hands (and mouths) are sometimes tied.LINKS:March 2020 FB vid: 2020 research review: www.dublindietitian.com/covid19Screen shots from this episode: RESEARCH ARTICLES: Baig, Abdul Mannan. “Deleterious Outcomes in Long-Hauler COVID-19: The Effects of SARS-CoV-2 on the CNS in Chronic COVID Syndrome.” ACS chemical neuroscience vol. 11,24 (2020): 4017-4020. doi:10.1021/acschemneuro.0c00725 (link:  Short, Kirsty R et al. “Back to the Future: Lessons Learned From the 1918 Influenza Pandemic.” Frontiers in cellular and infection microbiology vol. 8 343. 8 Oct. 2018, doi:10.3389/fcimb.2018.00343 (link:  Support the show (
Prescribed Therapeutic Diets - Keto, FODMAPS, and AIP
Jan 10 2022
Prescribed Therapeutic Diets - Keto, FODMAPS, and AIP
TALKING ABOUT THERAPEUTIC USE OF DIETS!Specifically, what you should be aware of if you’re told to follow a true keto diet (vs “low carb”), a low FODMAP diet, or the AIP (Autoimmune Protocol) diet.Why does a doctor recommend one? And do you really need to follow it?Why are they recommending it - what's the actual goal with it?What are they?What are the pros and cons and common pit falls?And what should you be aware of long-term?SPOILER: you should NOT just be stuck on a restricted diet the rest of your life! There NEEDS to be a game-plan to address the root cause of WHY you were put on the diet to begin with! Otherwise you’re just using the diet like a pill to mask symptomsSo listen in, and share with others! NOTE: There is a moment in talking about the AIP diet where Andee lists items that are not allowed on the AIP diet, and she lists NSAIDS and states prescription meds (which can be stronger level NSAIDS, such as Naproxen). This was brought to my attention that someone may interpret that as someone thinking they should quit their medications if they want to do a true AIP diet. PLEASE NOTE, THAT IS NOT WHAT WE ARE SAYING! Andee is sharing the given protocol, not our condoning of quitting meds. Per Dr. Sarah Ballantyne’s outline, yes, NSAIDS (such as aspirin or ibuprofen) are listed under “to be removed” — BUT! This again drive home the need to PERSONALIZE and INDIVIDUALIZE! If your doctor told you to take a medicine, do NOT quit taking without their guidance. Dr. Ballantyne’s outline is a good cookie-cutter starting point, but you need to adapt for you, with guidance from your doctor or other health care professional well versed in AIP.Support the show (
Goal Setting and True Motivation with Ashley Tryban
Jan 3 2022
Goal Setting and True Motivation with Ashley Tryban
Did you know only about 10% of yearly resolutions are actually kept? Maybe you can improve your odds![links below!]Setting goals can be incredibly powerful, but also can be trickier than you may realize at times. In this Gut Check episode, Ashley Tryban breaks down some tools to look at and consider. Not only is she a powerhouse of goal setting for herself, but her passion is coaching others by helping them tap into their own inner motivation to set goals and crush them! She was the Health & Wellness specialist for Verizon for over 10 years, and recently took on the role of Manager of Coaching Operations with AliveCor Inc. She shares a passion for disrupting the healthcare model by focusing on diet, lifestyle, sustainability, and gratitude. So we dive into why setting goals can help, some tips on how to do that, and common mistakes people make that can derail you fairly quickly. It starts with MINDSET! Finding your deep WHY and that ROOT CAUSE of why you want to hit a goal, and what it really means to you on a much deeper level. Ask “why is that important” five times for a goal, to start. And then have a way to stay accountable! To yourself, to friends, to an app, to a coach – whatever it takes!Ashley also mentions a few resources that you can check out; and she and I had a little post-podcast chat where she shows her journal, and I added on a little more about goal setting, and discussing my own morning routine a bit. You can check that bonus material out here: Tryban: share your goals and let the Empowered Health Tribe help you stay motivated and accountable! Briggs personality test – strengths Test - Dozen App Google Play: Instagram: @DublinDietitianPersonal Instagram: @TKOCR_adventuresSupport the show (