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Podcast #341:
Critics, Controversy, and Paleo Cooking. (Plus, a Rant)

Pete Evans

Guest: Chef Pete Evans

Here goes…

I’ve been on quite the Facebook tear these past couple days, airing my thoughts about where my head is at right now.

I think somewhere during my 6-week hiatus from the podcast this summer, I started questioning the way I had been doing things … wondering if the podcast and newsletter were doing more harm than good.

It kinda reminds me of way back in 2011 when I got fed up with foodie bloggers beefing with other foodie bloggers and I wrote this blog post about Just Eating Real Food.

Does being healthy really have to be this complicated?

Should we just accept every charismatic health expert’s word as gospel and shut out all opposing views?

Is letting someone else decide what’s right for you and me really the path we want to take?

Or might we be better off considering all sides, listening to our own bodies and intuitions, and deciding what makes sense for who we are and where we are in our lives.

This morning, I posted the following to Facebook:

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Podcast #340:
Dr. Tom O’Bryan Responds to The Gluten Lie.

Dr. Tom O'Bryan

Guest: Dr. Tom O’Bryan

This one is by popular demand.

A few weeks ago, my podcast interview with Alan Levinovitz, author of The Gluten Lie, caused quite a stir.

If you missed it, here’s the link.

Due to a few controversial statements made during the show, my inbox nearly blew up with requests for a rebuttal episode with Dr. Tom O’Bryan, host of The Gluten Summit.

Dr. Tom was more than happy to give his take on The Gluten Lie. In fact, he was FIRED UP!

Hear EVERYTHING he had to say in today’s episode of Underground Wellness Radio.

Click the PLAY button at the top of this post to listen to the entire episode.

By the way, if you’re a health practitioner, you’ll learn about next Tuesday’s FREE “Autoimmune Intervention” webinar with Dr. Tom and me.

Episode #340 is brought to you by our brand new sponsor, Thrive Market.

I’ve been looking for a show sponsor for almost 7 years and could never find a good fit. Watering down the show with unnecessary ads just to make a buck was never my thing.

And that’s why I’m happy I could gain a sponsorship from a business that I actually use. Thrive is like the Costco for real food and non-toxic products. It’s 100% online and lets you save up to 50% off what you pay at the retail stores.

I don’t know about you, but saving money on food is pretty much awesome. :)

Listen to today’s episode and find out how you can win a $1000 shopping spree and/or a free membership from Thrive.

Happy Friday!


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Podcast #339:
Molds, Mycotoxins, and Sick Building Syndrome


Guest: Dr. Jill Carnahan

Today’s interview is a real eye-opener.

But before we get to our topic and special guest, I’ve got some very important news about the podcast.

We’re moving!

Starting next week, new episodes of Underground Wellness Radio will no longer be posted to BlogTalk Radio (BTR).

The BTR site will host our older episodes (through #296) and will be renamed UW Radio: The Archives.

All new episodes will be available on iTunes, Stitcher, and here on the Underground Wellness website.

If you are currently a subscriber on iTunes, you will need to subscribe to the new feed next week in order to resume your subscription. I’ll send you more details as soon as I have them.

On today’s episode, Dr. Jill Carnahan and I discuss molds, mycotoxins, and sick building syndrome.

Did you know that the mycotoxins from hidden molds in homes and office buildings can be the root cause of asthma, allergies, fatigue, headaches, neurological conditions, and more?

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Podcast #338:
The Upside of Trauma?

Jim Rendon

Guest: Jim Rendon

It was the last thing he expected to hear.

The Vietnam War had come to an end, and U.S. Air Force psychiatrist William Sledge was assigned to evaluate American aviators held captive and released by the Vietnamese.

Many of the POWs Sledge assessed had been confined in the tiniest of cells, often tortured, beaten, and deprived of food and medical care.

After enduring traumas of such a brutal nature, Sledge expected he’d be meeting with men who had been broken, forever damaged by the horrors they had lived through.

What he found was something much different…

“At first I thought I had cotton in my ears or something,” he recalled after speaking with the POWs. “The things they told me didn’t make much sense. They had a hard time, they were clear about that. But so often they would say things like, ‘I kind of miss it. It was an intense experience. I learned a lot.’”

They missed it?

Sledge went on to find that 61% of the POWs indicated that they had undergone beneficial changes are a result of their captivity. Only 30% of the control group (non-POWs) reported similar benefits.

What’s more, the POWs who were held the longest and received the harshest treatment were far more likely to report positive changes than those held for shorter periods of time.

Sledge was right, it didn’t make any sense.

Or does it?

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Podcast #337:
Hacking Your Heart Health


Guest: Joel Kahn, M.D.

So … I’ve been sitting here for an hour trying to write this post in a way that doesn’t scare people.

I mean, after the mass hysteria over last week’s Gluten Lie email/post/podcast, I realize that words can be grossly misinterpreted despite my very best efforts to be perfectly clear.

Thus my hesitation to remind you of the startling statistics about heart disease, this week’s topic of discussion with heart attack prevention specialist Dr. Joel Kahn.

Here goes…

According to Dr. Kahn, standard medical tests simply aren’t enough when it comes to detecting heart disease and predicting heart attack risk.

In fact, using standard risk factors like cholesterol and blood pressure, at least 25% of people with heart artery disease are completely missed.

What’s more, while pushing for preventive tests like colonoscopies and mammograms, doctors are running electrocardiograms in less than 10% of medical exams!