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The Nutrition Blueprint Podcast

The Nutrition Blueprint podcast is a health, nutrition, and fitness show hosted by registered dietitian and sports nutrition coach Andres Ayesta. Formerly Vive Nutrition Radio, this podcast is focused on bringing the latest in nutrition and health education to help you design a better lifestyle starting with what you put on your plate. Through expert interviews and his popular chit chat series, Andres dissects common topics into digestible (pun intended) pieces that are applicable to everyone's goals. From weight loss and fat loss strategies to supplementation and life hacks, this podcast is everything you need to be the best version of you

Jun 11, 2019

Dr. Gabrielle Fundaro, CISSN, CHC, is a Renaissance Periodization coach, ISSN-certified sport nutritionist, and ACE-certified health coach. Dr. Fundaro combines her knowledge of nutrition and motivational interviewing techniques to promote intrinsic motivation and behavior change in clients to facilitate long-term weight management and healthy lifestyles.

She believes in the importance of a plant-based diet in addition to regular, enjoyable physical activity and cognitive exercises as part of a sustainable lifestyle, free from the chronic dieting mindset.

She has taught a variety of courses related to nutrition for performance and health, physiology, and macronutrient metabolism. In addition to her teaching experience, she has enjoyed the opportunity to share evidence-based recommendations in seminars, podcasts, and contributions to magazines such as Shape and Oxygen.

Dr. Fundaro is a former Assistant Professor of Exercise Science at Georgia Gwinnett College, and holds a PhD in Human Nutrition, Foods, and Exercise from Virginia Tech as well as a BS in Exercise, Sport, and Health Education from Radford University. She is currently completing requirements towards the Registered Dietitian credential as a participant in the Individualized Supervised Practice Pathway of the Dietetic Internship Program of the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center.

In today’s conversation we covered:


  • Current State of Affairs on Gut Health and Gabrielle’s perspective
  • Probiotic Research and how one-size-fits-all DOES NOT apply
  • Just because it’s GOOD doesn’t mean it’s good for you
  • Dietary Fiber and Microbe-accessible digestive carbies
  • Plant-based vs. Meat-Based diets on Gut Health
  • Busting some myths (Apple Cider Vinegar, Bone Broth, and Lectins)



The Good Gut Book by Justin and Erica Sonnenburg

The Dip by Seth Godin

To connect with Dr. Gabrielle Fundaro

Follow her in Instagram @vitaminphd for coaching and to ask her questions :)