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Is Whole Wheat Worse Than a Candy Bar?

gluten free bread 024by Sean Croxton

A tablespoon of pure white sugar.

A Snickers bar.

A banana.

And a slice of whole wheat bread.

If I were to ask you which of the edible items above causes the greatest surge in blood sugar, which would you choose?

My guess is that most people would pick the Snickers bar.

It’s a candy bar, and candy bars are sugar bombs that lead to diabetes, right?

Yup, but…

The answer is actually the one you likely least expected — the slice of whole wheat bread.

I kid you not. If you take a look at the glycemic index (GI) — which measures how quickly blood sugar rises after eating particular foods — you’ll find that whole wheat bread has a GI of 71.

Sugar – 68. Snickers – 55. A banana – 54.

Whole wheat wins!

Or loses…


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Podcast 231: Pain is Temporary. Quitting Lasts Forever.

istock_000002368152-don2527t-quit-665x442by Allyson Drosten-Brooks

Underground Wellness has come a LONG way since I first started here.

Things were rocky at times, with Sean even shutting down all social media and his YouTube channel. But he changed his mind and stuck it out. And I can say for certain, he’s never been happier.

One of the key components of his success is value, something that everyone should assess in their lives. Do you value yourself? Are you creating value for others?

To be successful in the business of helping others, or what Sean calls “help mastery”, the answers to both of those questions should be an emphatic YES.

But if they’re not, our friend Cynthia Pasquella is coming to your rescue — to help you live the life you deserve to live.

Because if you have a message to share that can change lives, but you’re not sharing it for whatever reason (fear, “not knowing enough”, lack of time, etc.) then you are doing a disservice to those who need you most.

To help you overcome the inertia of fear and uncertainty, Cynthia has put together a FREE video series to help get your rear in gear — in other words, to transform your mindset, relationships, health, and finances.

In this week’s episode of Underground Wellness Radio, she reveals her 3 Simple Secrets To Transform Your Body and Life, Help Others Do The Same, and Finally Experience Financial Freedom – Without Struggle or Compromise.

So if you’re in that place of “feeling stuck”, I highly encourage you to check this out.

Find your value. It’s there, I promise.

Click the player below to listen to the entire interview.

Or, click HERE to read my notes!

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Podcast 230: Brain Grain with Dr. David Perlmutter

grain-brain-bookby Allyson Drosten-Brooks

Heart healthy.

Lowers cholesterol.

These familiar labels are stamped across products up and down the supermarket shelves.

They’re the lines that you hear repeatedly during commercial breaks.

And for those who don’t know any better, thy are what people look for when making their food choices.

But here’s the thing – cholesterol is VITAL for life. If we didn’t have cholesterol, we’d be dead.

And the war against cholesterol needs to end now.

Dr. David Perlmutter, author of Grain Brain, was recently a guest on UW Radio and discussed the role of cholesterol for many essential life functions.

For example…

Did you know that 25% of the cholesterol in your body is found in the brain, where it is an antioxidant, helps build neuronal membranes, and is the precursor that allows your brain to make vitamin D? (Estrogen, progesterone, testosterone, and cortisol, too.)

With that in mind, why would we want to lower cholesterol, hence inhibiting those functions that are vital for life?

Dr. Perlmutter also shared the shocking results of a study observing the correlation between cholesterol levels and cognitive brain function. But you’re going to have to listen to the show to find out the results…

Bottom line is, cholesterol is your friend helping you live a long, healthy life. Not your enemy.

Click the player below to listen to the entire interview.

Or, click HERE to read my notes!

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This is Your Brain on Gluten.

brainonglutenby Sean Croxton

You eat your morning toast, then can’t remember where you put the car keys?

You have a sandwich for lunch, then can’t seem to focus on your afternoon tasks.

Coffee, please!

Your kids slurp down whole grain cereal for breakfast, then come home from school with notes from their teachers about “attention deficit”.

Could these all be connected?

According to Dr. Tom O’Bryan — renowned gluten expert and host of the upcoming Gluten Summit — the scientific literature seems to think so.

In fact, the research shows that the consumption of gluten can cause reduced blood flow to the brain.

Like the doc says in today’s video, try crossing your legs for two hours, then stand up and walk.

This is your brain on gluten — low blood flow, poor function.

Click THE VIDEO below to watch the first of a series of 3 videos the doc and I filmed this week sharing a few of his favorite pearls from the summit.

And be sure to SAVE YOUR SEAT at the free, online Gluten Summit at the link below. Doors open Monday, November 11th!

www.freeglutensummit.com

Happy Friday,

Sean


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Podcast 229: How to Heal Fungal and Parasite Infections

Paul_smiling_in_gymby Sean Croxton

Got bugs?

Chances are you do. In fact, nine out of ten people reading this blog post right now have a fungal or parasite infection.

No, I’m not trying to scare you. I’ve actually seen this firsthand when I worked with clients.

Fungal and parasite infections were rampant!

I’d say that at least eighty-percent of my clients came up positive for some kind of gut bug on a stool test.

Unfortunately, my clients hadn’t been able to get the help they needed since the medical community thinks fungal overgrowth and parasites are quackery.

They. Are. Not.

This stuff is real, and it’s at the root cause of a ton of nagging symptoms and health conditions.

With qualified help so hard to come by, this week’s Underground Wellness Radio guest Paul Chek went out of his way to put together a 5-disc DVD set on exactly how to heal these infections…and ensure that they don’t come back.

As always, Paul brought his A-game with killer info, laugh-out-loud stories, and just a touch of explicit language.

(Just a warning if you have kids.)

Click the player below to listen to the entire interview.

Or, click HERE to read my notes!

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The Best DATE I Ever Had!

07by Sean Croxton

Her name was Mary.

Pretty girl with a great smile and magnetic personality…

And she’s likes to JERF. (That’s hot.)

I always say that the way to my heart is through my stomach, so I was intrigued by her self-professed confidence in the kitchen.

Could this be love?

She invited me over to her place, but not without texting me a list of items — prosciutto, pistachios, and an orange — to pick up on the way.

Hmmm…I buy it, she cooks it. I can get used to this.

She asked if I could bring my video camera along.

Well, this is…different, I thought.

But instead of getting all judge-y, I said to myself…

Just go with it, Sean.

Go with it.

THIS could get interesting…

So how’d it go? Well…click the video below and find out for yourself.

Easily the best DATE I’ve ever had.

Love at first bite.

Sean
Host, Real Food Con


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Podcast 228: How to Upgrade Your Memory…Kwikly!

Screen Shot 2013-10-08 at 12.37.09 AMby Sean Croxton

What if you could remember and recite a list of twenty random words immediately after hearing them?

Not just the words themselves, but you can recall them in exact order — 1 through 20.

And that’s not all….

The words are given to you out of order!

For example, 10 is thyroid, 2 is turmeric, 15 is liver, 17 is autoimmunity, and so on.

Would be pretty cool, huh?

If I had to guess, I’d say that you highly doubt you could pull something like this off.

But what if I were to tell you that you can learn how to do it in just 10-15 minutes? You’ll even do it backwards. No kidding!

Imagine how much more information you’d be able to retain if you actually…well, learned how to learn.

Last night on Underground Wellness Radio, our friend Jim Kwik stopped by to share a handful of effective and useful strategies for upgrading your memory — the sun list, the vowel technique, and the hook method.

Gosh, I wish I would have learned this stuff back in grade school…

It would have made life so much easier.

But hey, it’s never to late to learn how to learn.

Click the player below to listen to the entire episode/lesson. Be sure to have a pen and paper handy!

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Links To Stuff Mentioned In This Episode

UW Radio: How to Double Your Brainpower (Jim’s previous appearance)
FREE Brain Training Mini-Series
The Kwik System Crash Course

Enjoy the show!

Sean