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Podcast #291:
The All-Day Energy Diet

Slim woman in white sportswear doing stretching exercise

Yuri Elkaim — author of The All-Day Energy Diet — stopped by the show to reveal how busy, health-seeking individuals can enjoy more energy, vibrant health, and easier weight loss with a few simple diet, lifestyle, and mindset changes.

Here are my notes:

1:04 – Announcement: This is the FINAL live show. :(

6:41 – From heartthrob to unhealthy: Yuri’s dramatic (and scary) health breakdown.

9:59 – “I woke up in the morning and my pillow was covered in hair.”

13:54 – Reversing alopecia (an autoimmune condition) in two months with real food.

14:31 – The alopecia returns. Due to a tetanus shot?

15:32 – The power of being who you are.

18:40 – How caffeine makes your energy WORSE in the long run!

21:00 – “Stress is self-induced. We give meaning to particular situations and that’s how we interpret them.”

22:46 – Energy vampires and the blood sugar/energy roller coaster.

24:56 – Yuri’s best tips for eliminating coffee and caffeine.

27:45 – How flooding your body with green foods curbs cravings and boosts energy.

30:21 – The acid/alkaline factor: Why a 75% raw diet will oxygenate your blood and send your energy roaring. (This is NOT a vegan diet, by the way!)

34:31 – Should you juice or blend, or does it not even matter?

37:19 – Yuri’s favorite energizing smoothie recipe.

39:04 – 3 natural supplements for boosting energy, stamina, and productivity.

42:01 – The most influential people in Yuri’s health, personal development, and business.

44:00 – Order The All-Day Energy Diet!


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Podcast #290:
Is Adrenal Fatigue a Myth?

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Nora Gedgaudas — author of Rethinking Fatigue — stopped by the show last week to discuss what your adrenals are really telling you and what you can do about it.

As usual, Nora was truth bombing the entire show. Unfortunately, my audio was a bit shaky. The BlogTalk Radio connection is working on my last nerve. If adrenal fatigue were really, I’d say it was killing my adrenals…

I think this Tuesday’s episode will be the final live broadcast. Too many technical challenges when broadcasting live.

Anyway, here are my show notes:

2:53 – Only Nora could work on 4 or 5 books at once!

5:05 – What are your adrenals and why is cortisol important?

9:19 – How “self abuse” like heavy training schedules and burning the candle at both ends sends cortisol into overdrive. 



10:58 – The natural cortisol rhythm — getting you out of bed in the morning and winding you down at night.




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Podcast #289:
The #1 Life Lesson I Ever Learned.

From impossible to the possible

Quick story for ya.

It was the Spring of 1996 — freshman year of college.

I was hanging out in front of the dorm with my roommate and one of his fraternity brothers, complaining about about my professors and a brutal round of midterm exams coming up.

You see, exams were just two weeks away and according to my syllabi I had 4 (yes, four) midterms scheduled on one day.

Back to back to back to back.

I went on and on criticizing my professors, each of whom seemed to act like their class was the ONLY class I was taking.

They were setting me up to fail.

It wasn’t fair!

Then, when my 10-minute grumble finally came to an end, the frat bro looked at me and said this:


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3 Tips for Feeding Your Good Gut Bacteria! [VIDEO]

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Gut bacteria is all the rage.

Never thought I’d say that…

Nor did I ever think I’d see celebrities pitching probiotics on TV, kombucha becoming a trendy beverage, or “active cultures” becoming a household term.

But this isn’t just some passing fad.

Every day, more and more people are finding out about the connection between digestion, healthy poops, and the good guys within.

Like any other organism, gut bacteria require a healthy diet in order to thrive and optimally carry out their tasks of bolstering your immune system, controlling yeast overgrowth, and synthesizing critical vitamins.

But how do you make sure you’re feeding them what they need?


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The Gluten-Free Hoax [VIDEO]

The Gluten Free Hoax

I like gluten-free beer.

So, every so often I’ll mosey down the road to the local health food store and score myself a six-pack before the big game.

A couple months ago, while swiping my debit card to complete my purchase, the guy bagging my brewskies initiated an awkward discourse. It went like this…

Bagger: Do you have celiac?

Me: No, I don’t.

Bagger: Then why are you buying gluten-free beer?

He had that I-should-be-rolling-my-eyes-but-I’m-at-work look on his face, as if I were some dunce just following the gluten-free crowd.

If I had the time I would have broken into full YouTube video mode and dropped some truth bombs on him, but the checker was already handing me my receipt.

So I replied…