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Podcast #305: MTHFR Made Easy!

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Guest: Dr. Ben Lynch

It finally happened.

One of the most suggested guest EVER — Dr. Ben Lynch — made his first appearance on the podcast this week. And he crushed it!

The big reason why he hadn’t been on the show before was the fact that I had no idea what MTHFR was. I had seen and heard it come up before, but never took the time to study it.

The general consensus on the MTHFR topic is that it’s too complex for the lay person to understand. So I made it my personal mission to help Dr. Lynch break it down in a way that everyone could understand. 

I think we did a darn good job, too!

Here are Katey the Assistant’s show notes:

5:35 – Folate: the backbone of numerous key reactions in your body.

7:54 – Sean tries to say “methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase”. :)

8:27 – A MTHFR football analogy to help you get it.

11:20 – You need THIS for activated folate.

12:51 – MTHFR gene mutation: who, what and why.

14:45 – How Dr. Lynch found out about his own MTHFR gene mutation.

15:42 – Hold up! A quick MTHFR review.

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Podcast #304:
GMO Foods and Your Digestion.

Guest: Jeffrey Smith

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In this Digestion Sessions presentation, Jeffrey Smith — author of Seeds of Deception — reveals the truth about genetically modified foods and what they do to your gut.

Here are my notes:

2:15 – Just what in the heck in a GMO?

5:18 – How an “FDA lie” is affecting your health and safety.

8:11 – The 9 GMO foods you need to know about.

9:37 – A different type of doctor’s prescription for better health.

10:45 – Is it really the non-GMO diet, or it is the real food?

15:00 – “The most chronically toxic chemical on the planet.”

17:30 – The connection between GMOs, leaky gut and autoimmune disease.

20:00 – The dangerous toxin in your blood, your brain, and your gut.

25:05 – The registered pesticide you could be eating right now!

26:00 – The long list of health problems linked to Roundup-ready crops.

34:23 – Sneaky ways BT toxin might be getting into your body

35:48 – The global impact of GMOs.

40:43 – The GMO tipping point and the future of food labeling laws.

45:45 – The REAL reason why there isn’t more GMO research out there.

46:00 – Register to attend The Digestion Sessions. Going on NOW!

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Podcast #301:
Can Confidence be Learned?


Guest: Jordan Harbinger

Anything can be learned.

Seriously, I’ll sit here at my laptop reading instructional manuals and watching how-to videos on YouTube until I get something figured out.

I firmly believe that if I wanted to learn quantum physics there’s nothing that could stop me but my own willingness to spend the time taking in the information and actually doing it.

But what about confidence?

Is becoming a more confident, charismatic person something you can learn?

Is there a set of instructions (or YouTube videos) that can show you how to make amazing first impressions, win more friends, and earn the respect of your peers and employers.

Well, yes and no.

As a matter of fact, it was a book about becoming more confident and “picking up girls” that actually inspired me to start Underground Wellness.

If it were not for that spark to improve my “inner game”, you and I wouldn’t know each other.

You’ll learn all about it in today’s podcast episode with Jordan Harbinger, founder of The Art of Charm.

Jordan and I discuss:

* How to ask your boss for a raise … and get it!
* Networking tips for introverts (like me)
* Something every business needs to make a difference.
* A ton more!

Sorry, no show notes today. We’re super busy over here putting the finishing touches on The Digestions Sessions. It’s almost time!

Enjoy the show.


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Podcast #300
Sea World, Breast Cancer, and Tighty Whities.


Guest: Katy Bowman

You’re probably wondering what the 3 things in the title have to do with each other.

Well, if you’ve ever been to a place like Sea World or watched the movie Blackfish, you’re certainly familiar with what some call Floppy Fin Syndrome — how a captive whale’s fin flops over to the left.

Floppy fins seldom happen in nature, where whales swim straight ahead while encountering the natural loads and forces of the ocean which keep their fins strong and upright.

Meanwhile, whales in captivity always (for some reason) swim in their tanks in a counterclockwise fashion. Always to the left. Just like their floppy fins.

Human beings like you and me aren’t much different.

No, we don’t have floppy fins. But we do have our fair share of low back aches, trick knees, tight hamstrings, and neck pain, as well as the more serious stuff like cardiovascular disease and cancers.


Because we MOVE like humans in captivity.

Instead of swimming in circles, we sit in chairs for 12 hours a day. Then we try to “offset” all of that sitting by hitting the gym for an hour, performing all of nine movements that make our strong muscles stronger and our weak muscles weaker.

Floppity flop.

Speaking of flopping, we modern humans like to wear special clothing to keep our man and lady parts from flopping around. But did you know that your body came equipped with muscles that support and hold these parts up for you?

And wearing such clothing not only weakens these muscles, but the restricted movement of the tissue is being shown to increase the risk of breast and testicular cancer. Not good.

No, I’m not suggesting you stop wearing underwear.

But I do recommend you check out this week’s podcast with Katy Bowman, author of Move Your DNA, to find out what you can do about it and how you can squeeze more movement into your busy schedule — at your desk, at home, in the modern world.

Katy is HILARIOUS and the only person I know in the whole wide world who can make topics like biomechanics and mechotransduction fun.

Here’s what we talked about:

4:10 – Floppy Fin Syndrome in captive whales and how it applies to you, me, and our DNA.

22:58 – Why exercise in a modern context creates disease. (It’s not what you think!)

27:33 – What you can do at home or work to jump start your physical activity flatline.

29:42 – Is my standup desk any better than sitting at my desk?

32:54 – Why running on a treadmill and running over ground are two DIFFERENT movements.

38:28 – What REALLY pumps your blood.

42:32 – How arterial plaque is a good thing … well, to a point.



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Podcast #299:
Food Was My Boyfriend

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Guest: Neely Quinn

Neely Quinn — host of The Women’s Weight Loss Solution — stopped by the podcast to share her story of emotional eating, overcoming fear, and losing weight the right way.

Here are my notes:

2:02 – Why Neely decided to come out from behind-the-scenes and go in front of the camera to share her story and help others.

5:22 – Neely’s emotional story of vegetarianism, weight gain, and bizarre health problems.

11:38 – How an episode of vision loss led Neely to a new diet and lifestyle.

14:07 – Dealing with the guilt of eating meat.

17:20 – “Eight to ninety-percent of the time I was conscious of how BIG I was.”

19:00 – How removing gluten helped Neely lose 15 pounds, fast!

24:36 – How to address the emotional underpinnings of binge eating and food addiction.

26:45 – The unconventional “therapy” that helped Neely overcome binge eating.

31:47 – Substituting addictions: Trading one addiction for another.

35:23 – Why a low-carb diet can be problematic for women.

38:14 – 4 must-see talks at The Women’s Weight Loss Solution