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Podcast #324:
The Obesity Paradox

Guest: Dr. Chip Lavie, M.D.

Dr. Chip Lavie, author of The Obesity Paradox, reveals why thinner can mean sicker and heavier can mean healthier.

Find out why being oveweight or obese on the BMI scale can protect those with heart disease, diabetes, HIV, arthritis, cancer, and more. You’ll also learn what REALLY matter when it comes to longevity. And why endurance training can actually shorten your lifespan.

Here are my notes:

2:26 – How Dr. Lavie discovered The Obesity Paradox almost by mistake. Do overweight, obese or people of normal weight have the better prognosis?

8:29 – Death by weight: What a huge study of 2.9 million people showed us about weight and mild obesity.

10:42 – Are the obese doing really well or is everyone else just really bad? The connection between your BMI, body fat percentage and muscle mass.

16:24 – Some surprising stats bust through common myths about weight and disease and what it means to be “metabolically healthy” regardless of how much you weigh.

19:32 – Calories in vs. calories out: a different take on the fat loss/gain formula and where/when Dr. Lavie thinks we’ve gone wrong.

24:00 – What fitness really means when it comes to the obesity paradox and why a little extra weight does not equal doomsday.

27:27 – Does it matter where your fat is? How some of your fat could be protecting you (thank your thighs!)

32:15 – FIT vs. FAT. Which one always wins the fight for your health and why.

35:39 – “Fit” isn’t as hard as it sounds: the best ways to move (and eat) to maximize long-term benefits.

42:33 – The future of fat: Will we ever be able to accept it?

44:46 – The obesity overlap and why it is so hard to prove whether or not it is a disease or just guilty by association.

Listen to the entire interview!

Enjoy,

Sean

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Podcast #323:
The Hormone Reset Diet

UW Radio #323

Guest: Dr. Sara Gottfried

Dr. Sara Gottfried, author of The Hormone Reset Diet, returned to the podcast to reveal how you can balance your hormones and heal your metabolism through diet and lifestyle changes.

Here are my notes:

3:01 – Cravings for Grandma’s chocolate chip cookie dough turned into disordered eating as a teen … and maybe set Dr. Sara up for adult hormone challenges.

8:25 – Are women expected to be everything to everyone all the time? How society’s expectations of women could be leading to addictive behaviors.

10:58 – Madonna helps Dr. Sara dump out her body image shame bucket and find clarity to make a change – and teach other women how to do it too.

13:57 – Why is alternative medicine the 2nd class citizen? The hierarchy of medicine and the reason there isn’t better nutrition science.

18:11 – How modern meat could be making your breasts and hips bigger than they should be … and what you can do to “poop out” some extra estrogen.

29:48 – The subtleties of coffee science: why the final answer on whether or not to drink it will always be “it depends.”

36:27 – The reason you might not be able to hear your body say “dude, put the fork down.”

40:32 – Dr. Sara’s favorite supplements ever for balancing hormones and blood sugar.

42:01 – What fat-free potato chips have to do with reducing your toxic load … and why you probably shouldn’t eat them anyways.

44:45 – More about The Hormone Reset Diet, who it’s for (not just women!) and why you need to be thinking about your cells AND your soul

47:38 – Get your free Hormone Reset Cookbook!

Click the PLAY button below to listen to the entire interview!

Sean


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Podcast #322:
Alzheimer’s, Type 3 Diabetes, and Cadbury Eggs.

Dr. Brian Mowll

Guest: Dr. Brian Mowll

Easter Sunday is just around the corner.

It’s the time of year when supermarkets strategically line their checkout counters with chocolate covered bunnies, marshmallow peeps, and of course my all-time childhood favorite…

Cadbury creme eggs.

A delicious holiday blend of milk chocolate, vegetable fat, emulsifiers, sugar, glucose syrup, invert sugar syrup, and other weird stuff that surely sent my blood sugar on a wild ride.

And that’s why it struck me as odd that while reading Michele Simon’s book Appetite for Profit I learned that Cadbury Schweppes — maker of the creme eggs and other sugar bombs at the time of the author’s writing — was a strong financial supporter of the American Diabetes Association (ADA).

Say what?!

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Podcast #321:
Can Real Foods Make You Sick?

Tom Malterre

Guest: Tom Malterre

It just won’t go away.

No matter what you try or which doctor you see, you can’t seem to get rid of it.

The headaches. The embarrassing skin breakouts. The foggy brain. The extra weight. The back pain. Or the mucus perpetually lurking in the back of your throat.

In my case, it was the latter. As you may know by now, for years I thought I would be forever plagued by a bad case of the annoying clear-my-throat-every-two-minutes disease.

Eventually I figured it out, removed eggs from my diet, and … poof! Gone.

Glad that’s over.

The only remaining health nuisance was an intermittent pain in my side that was often accompanied by terrible indigestion and a loss of all bass in my voice. Weird, I know.

Then last year I put two and two together and got DAIRY.


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Podcast #320:
Vaccines, HPV, and $7 Million Bucks.

Vaccines, HPV, and $7 Million Bucks-3

Guest: Jeff Hays

I’m an opinionated kind of guy.

I’ll tell you how it is and won’t hold anything back.

BUT of all the email and tweets I receive, there’s one topic I won’t touch…

Vaccines.

Ask me about vaccines and you’re likely to get a “no comment” or an “I don’t know.”

Because really, I don’t know.

For example, I have no idea whether or not vaccines cause autism. I haven’t seen the scientific proof.

And in the litigious society we live in these days, the last thing I need is a lawsuit because someone’s child got a bad case of measles (because of my anti-vaccination stance) or was diagnosed as autistic (because I was pro-vaccines).



Nope, not going near it.

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Podcast #319:
Superbugs, Missing Microbes, and Antibiotic Resistance.

Dr. Martin Blaser

Guest: Dr. Martin Blaser

Today’s interview could not be more timely.

This week, an antibiotic-resistant “nightmare bacteria” was connected to two patient deaths at a UCLA Medical Center.

As reported by CNN, the bacteria known as CRE proves fatal for half of those infected. At last count, 179 patients may have been exposed to the contaminated endoscopes said to be the source of the UCLA outbreak. So far, seven infections have been reported.

Unfortunately, antibiotic-resistant bacteria are become increasingly common. According to today’s podcast guest Dr. Martin Blaser, author of Missing Microbes, the overuse of antibiotics is largely to blame.


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This Year’s B-School Bonuses and Scholarship Info!

Marie Forleo Scholarship

Who wants a scholarship?

Yesterday, our friend Marie Forleo opened enrollment for her online B-School (short for “business school”) course.

Click here to hear our recent podcast.

Being a B-School graduate myself, I cannot recommend the course more highly. BUT I also know that courses like this don’t fit into everyone’s budget.

So, for the second year in a row, I’m sending one ultra-motivated, aspiring entrepreneur to B-School. Right out of my own pocket.

Here’s how to qualify: