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Functionally Fit

Functionally Fit

By Jenn Rice

I'm your coach, Jenn Rice. I help people to prioritize and optimize health with anti-aging and functional medicine. I've practiced as a PA for over 18 years and found functional/integrative medicine as a once skeptical yet desperate patient. I was burning out, over stressed and not paying attention at all to my health. Learning this 360 degree approach to wellness has changed everything for me and my mission with this podcast to expose you to the power you already possess to heal yourself and age with less medication, sickness and disease.
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Eating Global & Spicing it Up for Better Health with Shefaly Ravula

Functionally Fit Mar 13, 2021

Lowering Toxins and Endocrine Disruptors
Aug 23, 202319:06
Understanding Acid Reflux Part 2
Apr 28, 202323:18
Understanding Acid Reflux Part 1

Understanding Acid Reflux Part 1

What is acid Reflux, GERD? Why does it happen and what are the causes.
Millions suffer from and take medications for heartburn. It is often completely reversible.
Learn more in this 2 part episode.
Apr 21, 202316:13
True Healing with Kerry Jenkins

True Healing with Kerry Jenkins

Kerry joins me today to share how her daughters chronic symptoms sparked her to seek a holistic approach to medicine and healing.  

She has her own clinical functional medicine practice in Florida specializing in auto immune chronic conditions and dermatology. Using lifestyle medicine and asking "why"? to get to the root cause to promote healing. 

Whisper Health allows for in-depth visits, advanced diagnostic testing, and programs + protocols to meet each individuals need.  Learn more about Kerry and her services HERE 

Todays episode we spoke about an exciting addition to the Diversity in Dermatology annual conference which includes an Integrative Medicine Track.  To learn more about DID and the educational opportunities visit HERE 

The best and most impactful way to support this podcast is to subscribe and leave a review on Apple or Spotify.  Subscribe to the Youtube channel for video of the episodes, tips and live content weekly.  Click Here to subscribe to Functionally Fit YouTube 

Jan 25, 202337:32
The Best Type of Detox
Jan 13, 202318:40
Feeling over-stressed? 8 tips to a New Year of stressing less
Jan 06, 202321:25
Powerful Mindset Tools to Create Massive Health Changes
Oct 15, 202201:03:35
Day 9: Remember to Rotate
Sep 05, 202205:21
Day 11: Stress Check
Sep 03, 202207:59
 When Prescription Meds Don't Work in Chronic Disease with Brittany Heyden
Aug 11, 202231:38
Summer Series: Keys of the Mind for Children and Adults with Valerie Birch
Aug 03, 202244:33
Tools for Metabolism and Weight Loss: Love Your Gut Club
Jul 30, 202226:01
Summer Series: Become Your Own Leader with Sandra Lindholm
Jul 27, 202232:39
Is Wearable Tech a Health Tool You Need? with Shefaly Ravula

Is Wearable Tech a Health Tool You Need? with Shefaly Ravula

Are you already using a wearable health tracker?  Not sure if its for you?  Shefaly Ravula makes a second appearance on the podcast to discuss the Big topic of wearables and we dive into the list of top devices, weigh in on the pros and cons.  Shefaly was a guest on episode #14. Check out that episode for more from her, that was a great topic on spices! 

Shefaly is the founder and medical provider in functional medicine practice in Austin, Texas.  She serves patients throughout Texas and gives us a peek at journey to launching this uniquely personalized practice.  

Learn more about her services here

Connect more with her on social 

Linked In

IG @precisionmetabolichealth and FB 

May 11, 202248:25
Day 9: Is Dairy Addictive?

Day 9: Is Dairy Addictive?

Day 9 of 21 days, audio which accompanies The Elimination Diet Companion.  Find out if dairy is really addictive and what are the best choices in beverages for the 21 days.  Stock up on these so you have them ready at home and to take to work.  

The Elimination Diet Companion is available on  Find hidden food sensitivities which contribute to all kinds of gut problems, headaches, brain fog and more.  This simple step by step program guarantees you can not fail!  If you tune into the daily emails, plan, use the built in support and accountability.  This is NOT for weight loss, it is to discover foods that may be at the root of your symptoms.  The side effect of findings is often weight loss.  

Apr 20, 202210:24
Meet the Tennis Elbow Queen Emma Green

Meet the Tennis Elbow Queen Emma Green

Virtual Physical Therapy.  It's a thing and it works.  Emma Green shares with us how she has helped many people around the globe recover from injuries from sports like tennis and golf without surgery or invasive measures.  Back pain?  She has a program for you too. 

Emma found physical therapy through being a patient herself at age 13 – after the doctor told her that she needed to give up gymnastics – which she thankfully didn’t have to do. She quickly realized that physical therapy was the career for her as she thoroughly enjoys helping people and solving people's health and wellness challenges, many times surprising the medical doctors by how well her clients recover. 

A common phrase you’ll hear her say is “I love proving the doctors wrong!” when clients are told they will have to give up something they love, like soccer, running or even long walks. 

Learn more and connect with Emma here

IG  @tenniselbowqueen 

Apr 13, 202232:46
Day 10: Set Social Schedule for Success

Day 10: Set Social Schedule for Success

Day 10 of 21 day Elimination Diet Companion.  Setting up your social schedule for the 21 days to avoid situations which can throw you off your plan.  When you know there is a major social event you're attending, this may not be the time to begin.  I believe there is never a perfect time to do this but putting it off isn't helping one get to the root cause and heal. 

Get the entire Elimination Diet Companion Guide at  Uncover Food Sensitivities and Start Healing  

Apr 07, 202210:03
6 Essential Functional Lab Tests Your Doctor Should Be Running (But Probably Isn't)

6 Essential Functional Lab Tests Your Doctor Should Be Running (But Probably Isn't)

Inside the class recording on the topic of 6 essential lab tests to help pinpoint specific problems, guide treatments, and get to the root causes or contributors.  This is the first in a series of online classes audio version.  To join us in person in a FB room, join the free Facebook Group Healthy Gut, Healthier You.  

Learn more at 

Mar 30, 202231:28
Day 8: Lowering Stress with this Tool

Day 8: Lowering Stress with this Tool

Day 8 of 21 and you are getting the How to of following food and beverage directions but how is your stress level?  Bringing in meditation can be a huge benefit that builds and builds for you over time.  Starting simple is the key, short and sweet.  

Mar 27, 202208:07
Safe Detoxing Tips with Heather Flanagan

Safe Detoxing Tips with Heather Flanagan

Safe Detox does not mean use coffee enemas or drink green juice for week.  Safe detoxing is often done alongside a qualified practitioner who understands the risks that present to patients when they use methods which can throw off your entire system vs healing it.  Heather joins us today to go over why one would want to do a detox and how to go about doing it so that you do not compromise your health while trying to get healthy.   

Heather Flanagan is a Nurse Practitioner who is certified in functional medicine and offers her patients in Tampa a holistic approach to wellness and combating chronic disease states.  She helps many women with hormone issues and finds they often need to detox to heal.  You can connect more with Heather online and on social media as well as send her an email with any questions you may have after hearing this episode. 

Peak Total Health

Mar 24, 202240:11
Reversing Hashimotos with Sunny Brigham

Reversing Hashimotos with Sunny Brigham

Does it seem like everyone is having or has had thyroid issues?  It is a growing problem and when it comes to Low thyroid it can be from an autoimmune trigger.  Not all doctors test antibodies when a patient has hypothyroid TSH results.  They may test Free T3, T4 but we are missing the diagnostic testing of antibodies.  When checked, antibodies can show Hashimotos and prescription meds are a band aid approach.  

Learn how you can reverse this with Sunny as she shares tons of great nuggets that are actionable in this episode.  

Sunny Brigham is a certified nutrition specialist, they do over a 1000 supervised hours with a Masters in nutrition and board exam.  She is a global coach in Thyroid, specifically Women with Hashimotos.  She offers a free facebook group and programs.  

Connect more with Sunny here

Free Facebook Group

Mar 09, 202241:39
Integrative Approach to Obesity and Weight Loss with Patrice French

Integrative Approach to Obesity and Weight Loss with Patrice French

Pushing back on the Obesity Bias with a multi prong approach to helping patients with weight loss, and keeping it off.  She receives many referrals from physicians who simply do not have the time in their 10 min visit tackle deep root cause and help patients fully with weight. She has many success stories and shares a few with us today.  

Patrice has been a healthcare worker for over 35 years, first as an RN in Oncology and then as an advanced practitioner, ARNP in family care.  She shares her personal story as a caregiver and as a patient diagnosed with MS in her 40's.  We so appreciate her vulnerability and openness in sharing her own health journey and how an integrative approach keeps her not merely functioning but Running!  

Integrated Medical Weight Loss mission:  We use the three I's: Integrated (treating the whole person), Individual (because each person is unique) and Incremental (meaning we take it one visit at a time). "Everyday people tell me this approach has helped them lose more weight and keep more off than they ever did, and in a way that is kinder to themselves."

Real lasting change happens when the change comes from the inside out. Through education in various mind-body medicine approaches from Harvard, UMass, Kripalu, Omega Institute, UCSF and more, she has been able to teach people to be in the scientifically validated Relaxation Response, a state of mind in which change flows much more easily.  Learn more here

Mar 02, 202232:37
Day 7: Ideas for Lunch (Series of Shorts)

Day 7: Ideas for Lunch (Series of Shorts)

Day 7 of 21. Congrats on being 1/3 of the way there in this exploration for hidden food Sensitivities. If you need some creative ideas for your lunches, this episode will help.
Feb 10, 202207:27
Day 6: Reviewing the Benefits of Completing (Series of Shorts)

Day 6: Reviewing the Benefits of Completing (Series of Shorts)

Day 6 of 21 day elimination diet audio companion. Many suffer from symptoms a long time before the connection is made to food. This episode reminds us of the why and what we will get as a result of doing the 21 days.
Feb 07, 202209:29
Root Cause Medicine Freedom with Carly Linick

Root Cause Medicine Freedom with Carly Linick

Carly Linick joins Jenn today to speak about her illness she developed while in PA school, how she used functional medicine to find answers and keep her medical problems from worsening.  Her POV as a young 20 something struggling with stress, food, energy, sleep and more brings to light the need for all ages to know the options they have beyond allopathic medicine.  

Carly practices family medicine in New York and she is passionate about helping high achieving women to improve their health but making shifts in lifestyle, nutrition, and habits. She gets to the root cause of dysfunction so they can perform at optimal levels (and feel optimal too).  

Alongside her practice she offers coaching using functional medicine, the Goddess ReNEWal Method is accepting applications for enrollment.  Visit her on IG  to learn more, send her a DM with any questions. 

Feb 06, 202233:06
Day 5: Is it Gluten or Fructans? (Series of Shorts)
Jan 30, 202210:24
Day 4: Are You Nutrient Deficient? Most likely Yes. (Series of Shorts)

Day 4: Are You Nutrient Deficient? Most likely Yes. (Series of Shorts)

Day 4 of 21 Day Audio Elimination Diet Companion. Nutrient deficiency occurs in 3 main ways and from medications, alcohol as well as certain diets followed. Learn the key supplements needed while on the Elimination Diet plan.
Jan 30, 202209:35
Day 3: What to Eat for Breakfast?! (Series of Shorts)

Day 3: What to Eat for Breakfast?! (Series of Shorts)

Day 3 of 21 Day Elimination Diet Series of Short Episodes with Jenn Rice, founder of Love Your Gut Club. Breakfast can be really hard to change if you've been eating breads, eggs, cereals or oats. We have several delicious and Elimination friendly suggestions for you! Tune in and keep going.
Jan 23, 202209:33
Day 2: Smoothies are the Secret (Series of Shorts)
Jan 22, 202209:04
Elimination Diet: Day 1 of 21 Take Time to Prepare (Series of Shorts)
Jan 16, 202208:55
Getting Started: Elimination Diet
Jan 08, 202215:14
Elimination Diet: What, Why and How with Jenn Rice
Jan 05, 202221:54
Powerful Mindset Shifts to Accelerate Your Health Goals

Powerful Mindset Shifts to Accelerate Your Health Goals

Who else has been in survival mode for 2 years?! I know I have. We don't need to be coached on more rules for health changes to stick. Mindset coaching usibg the psychology of habit change is how targeted mindset shifts happen. One habit at a time. Join me for this 20 minute 2022 kick off episode. I'd love to hear your feedback on the content and what resonates with you, leave a review or comment where you listen. Please subscribe and check out the special announcement at the end! Cheers to a year ahead of personal health victories!
Jan 01, 202221:33
Pivoting to Alignment with Lynda Stretton

Pivoting to Alignment with Lynda Stretton

Like so many women, Lynda was all about the hustle, she thought she thrived on being busy, busy, busy.  Lynda was a self proclaimed workaholic and perfectionist struggling with a long time eating disorder.   As years passed, she began to have health problems including anxiety, depression, night sweats, migraines, memory loss, brain fog, hypothalamic amenorrhea, insomnia, and then...trouble conceiving. 

We talk all things health, how we can heal when we tune into our bodies, how you can flip the script in your head and achieve the connection with self you desire.  Learn how Lynda made it through 17 years of being infertile to natural conception within 12 months the first time they tried weeks ahead of her 37th birthday... and then again just weeks before her 40th birthday...In fact, she is quite pregnant for our interview which was really wonderful to witness. 

Lynda Stretton is a nutritional therapist, speaker, life coach, and business coach to women in the wellness industry, best known for her popular online programs ‘Fast-Track Your Fertility’ and ‘The Energy Solution’. Lynda is on a mission to help women all over the world escape hustle and burnout, reconnect with their true selves and embrace their feminine essence.

Connect more with Lynda here:  

IG @lynda.stretton

Pick up her FREE 7 day Fertility Mini Course

Fast Track Your Fertility 12 Week Program, Self Study

Nov 22, 202130:52
Gut Inflammation & Skin Problems
Nov 03, 202129:19
 Creating Confidence that Lasts with Eimear Zone

Creating Confidence that Lasts with Eimear Zone

Oct 28, 202141:10
Caregivers: Its OK to be Selfish with Anne Lamantia
Oct 10, 202124:03
Functional Medicine Approach to Improving Autoimmune Conditions with Anindita Rungta

Functional Medicine Approach to Improving Autoimmune Conditions with Anindita Rungta

Anindita Rungta joins me today from her home in India...women's health and wellness is a global concern, and autoimmune conditions are on the rise everywhere.  

With a background in finance, she never thought her life path would take her here, to holistic health.  As a worried mom with a daughter who was suffering with a chronic condition, she began to seek solutions outside of allopathic medicine. 

They visited a functional medicine based practice and found the answers they had been searching for and this is where Anindita would find her way to coaching women with one or more autoimmune conditions.  Listen in on her powerful story today.  

If you'd like to connect more with her please visit her website

"Healing Autoimmune from Within" Podcast launches soon so be sure to join her mailing list so you are notified when this is live.  

Questions?  Comments?  Please send us a message.  Subscribe to where you are listening to your favorite podcasts. 

Sep 29, 202122:52
How to Move Away from "Busy" and Chronic Stress Patterns with Megg Leddy

How to Move Away from "Busy" and Chronic Stress Patterns with Megg Leddy

Megg Leddy began having autoimmune driven condition in her 30's.  As a practicing PA since 2005, she had allowed relentless chronic stress to creep in and it took its toll.  She shares this "wake up call" with us and how she is on a mission to help others prevent the going down same path by offering tips and lifestyle changes you can start sooner than later, for you and your family.  

Megg has her own podcast you can check out here...

What I Have Learned so Far with Megg Leddy is available where you listen to podcasts.  She shares how she integrates wellbeing into her busy day to create the life she wants.

Sep 01, 202134:51
Flourishing Financially is an Inside Job with Robin Hanover

Flourishing Financially is an Inside Job with Robin Hanover

Robin Hanover, RICP®  is a financial consultant and behavioral coach based in Naples, Florida and serving clients nationally.  In this episode we talk all things money...stress, belief, how it effects our entire metal and physical health.  Her "flourish formula" is definitely something you'll want to hear more on.   Robin is on a mission to help others achieve their financial goals without the grind, the hustle and the limiting beliefs that may be holding them back.  Take a listen to the episode and download her FREE worksheet on her website

Connect more with Robin online via her blog

Aug 12, 202129:04
Deepen Your Wellness Journey Using the Power of Moon Cycles with Talei Loloma
Aug 04, 202126:43
"Transcend" Burnout with Shanna Beyah & Amy Ruff

"Transcend" Burnout with Shanna Beyah & Amy Ruff

Shanna Beyah is a PA-C who felt she was getting burned out and she was looking for self help options. She found an ancient technique with over 420 peer reviewed evidence based studies on what happens in the brain with Transcendental Meditation.
Shanna attended the Pancha Karma Retreat and her life was forever changed for the better with this daily practice of TM. is the retreat center link to learn more.
Amy Ruff RN, BSN is the is the National Director, Transcendental Meditation for Nurses and Education Director, Transcendental Meditation for Women. Learn more Amy is always available for questions. You may email her at
Here is the Oprah 2012 episode Shanna viewed which sparked her interest in learning more

Jenn Rice is the host of Functionally Fit Podcast.
This episode is sponsored by Love Your Gut Club, a membership to create whole body transformation by healing and optimizing your gut health. Learn more here @loveyourgutclub on IG
Follow Jenn @jennricepa
Jul 26, 202132:13
Why does gut health matter and how do you know if yours needs help?

Why does gut health matter and how do you know if yours needs help?

Jenn covers what good gut health can do for our overall health and the symptoms/signs your gut may not be optimal. She offers 3 tips to begin your own healing right away at home.
Jun 23, 202126:06
Gaining Control of Diabetes and Pre-Diabeties with Amy Jones

Gaining Control of Diabetes and Pre-Diabeties with Amy Jones

Amy Jones is a practicing PA and health coach. She is focused on helping people prevent and reduce diabetes medications by coaching them to adopt new lifestyle and food changes. Balancing blood sugar is not only an issue for those with diabetes but for many prediabetics. Insulin resistance, when caught early can make a big difference in future health and need for medications, specialists or interventions.  

Grab Amy‘s Free Guide 

5 Ways to Crush Cravings and Balance Blood Sugar 

Join her FB group for support for weight loss and diabetes 

Ditch the Scale and Craving for Women FB group 

Follow her on IG @romainehealthyllc

Jun 13, 202131:15
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Approach to Lessen Your Anxiety with Lucy Smith

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Approach to Lessen Your Anxiety with Lucy Smith

Lucy J Smith is a Mental Health Advocate, Author & Podcaster supporting others with understanding and managing their anxiety after her own struggles.  Lucy invested years into researching how best to manage anxiety to free herself from her own, then put the research and experience to good use becoming a mentor for others.  Lucy is also certified in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy.   You can read more about Lucy at her website where you can listen to the Stand Up To Anxiety Podcast and access free resources for support with your anxiety.  Listen to the Stand Up To Anxiety podcast:   Get the Stand Up To Anxiety book:   Get the Stand Up To Anxiety journal:
May 24, 202133:24
Crush Your Cravings Using Food as Medicine with Lety Algeri

Crush Your Cravings Using Food as Medicine with Lety Algeri

Lety Algeri is a mom, wife and Holistic Health & Nutrition Coach certified with the Institute for Integrative Nutrition.  Lety has helped many to use food as medicine and knows first hand how disruptive cravings can be in your journey to lose weight, to get to better health.  

If you struggle with cravings, its not your fault.  Often there are hidden ingredients in food that can make cravings worse and derail progress.  Lety shares all about this and more in this episode.  

Connect and learn more 

Lety's Thrive Comminty Free Facebook group

Lety's Program Website

May 17, 202130:43
Thousand-Year-Old Drink, The Benefits of Bone Broth with Laya Barak

Thousand-Year-Old Drink, The Benefits of Bone Broth with Laya Barak

What is Bone Broth? What are the benefits? 

Laya Barak shares her transformational healing from Crohns disease flares with the use of bone broth since age 16.  Her mother home cooked her remedy right in the kitchen and it sent them both on a new path to helping others by providing their unique, delicious bone broth to others through their company BrothMasters.  This mother/daughter duo is growing and changing lives with their broth. 

"Perfecting the broth has become my passion." - Dorothy, Co-Founder (Layas mom) 

Questions about bone broth? Drop them in the message tab of the show.  

++Listeners of the podcast can enjoy a $15 off savings using the code FFPodcast at checkout.  

To connect more with Laya, her mom Dorthory and team visit 

@Brothmasters on IG 




Apr 28, 202130:02
How To Get Healthy Using Functional Plant Medicine with Melanie Cross

How To Get Healthy Using Functional Plant Medicine with Melanie Cross

Melanie Cross MSN, NP-C, FMP of Crossable Health shares how Functional Plant Medicine can help people in many ways. Plant medicine, often cannabis, makes getting relief easier and more fun while simultaneously uncovering the root cause and correcting the imbalance.

After her own Functional Plant Medicine Journey, Melanie realized she didn’t know it was possible to ever feel this good. Now, she is on a mission to help givers go from feeling crappy to happy.

Connect with Melanie

Follow her and connect on IG

Send us a message from the podcast with your questions and comments. 

Apr 22, 202135:21
A New Path in Healing Using EMDR with Courtney Faunce
Apr 11, 202132:19
Hardwire Your Health with Dr. Tracy Hill

Hardwire Your Health with Dr. Tracy Hill

Our powerful brains are the leader in all decisions and actions we take.  Physical Therapist and neuroscience coach Tracy Hill shares the key to your success in losing weight, hitting that fitness goal or feeling better overall is held in your brain.  

Things you say to yourself, how you say matters.  Check out the episode and leave any comments, questions or feedback using the message option of the Functionally Fit Podcast.  Please hit the subscribe button to make sure you don't miss any new episodes, we appreciate your support!

To connect more with Tracy please visit her free facebook group

To connect with Dr. Tracy Hill  1:1

Follow her on IG   @bejourneystrong 

Apr 03, 202135:51