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Podcast 247: Holistic Digestion with Andrea Nakayama

Unknown-1by Sean Croxton

Sorry!

I’m a week behind on show notes. My bad.



Last week, I took a trip to the Bay Area and to Portland to film presentations for my upcoming project, The Second Opinion Series Volume One: The Thyroid Sessions.

I got to hang out with really cool peeps like Chris Kresser, Dr. Dan Kalish, Dr. Sara Gottfried, Nora Gedgaudas, and last week’s podcast guest Andrea Nakayama. 

Stay tuned for more info!


Andrea is crazy smart and she’s the master of “backing it up” — in other words, peeling back the layers and getting to the root cause of health challenges.



On last week’s show, she and I chatted about one of my favorite topics, digestion.



Because anything having to do with poop is a-okay on my book! :)

Here’s what you’ll learn…



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Podcast 245: The TRUTH about Kombucha.

Hannah-Crumby Sean Croxton

I love me some kombucha.

Aside from the detox and digestive benefits, a cold bottle of “the booch” just makes me feel good.

BUT, my obsession with Mystic Mango and Strawberry Serenity has its fair share of critics, especially when it comes to the sugar content, alcohol volume, acidity, cost, and safety.

This week on the podcast I was more than happy to to help set the record straight with the help of kombucha aficionado Hannah Crum of Kombucha Kamp.

Here are my bullets:

7:55 – Love at First Sip: How Hannah and Kombucha met.

10:44 – Is kombucha just another passing fad?

13:17 – Five health benefits of kombucha — digestion, detox, immunity, blood sugar, and mood.

14:45 – How kombucha helped Mr. Crum lose 40 pounds and heal his acid reflux.

17:24 – Why the specific acids in kombucha actually KILL candida overgrowth.

19:55 – Why’s it so darn expensive?


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Podcast 244: Stop Doing ((Stuff)) You Hate!

Stop-Sign-2by Sean Croxton

“There is no reason in 2008 to do ((stuff)) you hate.”

Of all of the personal development and business talks I’ve ever watched, this simple and slightly-profane declaration from one Gary Vaynerchuk six years ago probably had the most lasting impact on the direction I would take in my life.

Because life is way too short to spend one-third of our waking hours doing intolerable ((stuff)) that numbs our spirit in exchange for “security”.

((______)) that…

I know what you’re thinking: The economy isn’t what it used to be, Sean.

I couldn’t agree with you more. And that’s because the economy isn’t what it used to be.

We are no longer living in the days of our grandparents, when a high school diploma punched your ticket to a job at the factory.

Or the days when a college education imparted at least some assurance that a job was waiting on the other side of the commencement stage.

Nope, those factory jobs are on the other side of the ocean. And the college grad has been replaced by the electronic voice that asks me what I want but can’t understand me when I say it and then hangs up on me, but not without that aggravating “goodbye”.

The days we are living in today are the ones when a guy writes an e-book on teaching a parrot how to talk and becomes a millionaire.


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Podcast 243: How to Eat Like a Virgin.

Madonna-like-a-virginby Sean Croxton

JJ Virgin has to be the most generous person I know.

Last weekend, she gave away 15,000 copies of her upcoming Virgin Diet Cookbook…in about 15 hours.

That’s nuts.

If you missed the boat on this one, you can still get a copy of her digital Virgin Diet Community Cookbook — with 150 real food recipes — absolutely FREE at the link below.

www.freevirgindietcookbook.com (offer ends Sunday)

Last night JJ joined me for an hour of Q&A with our live podcast listeners. We even got a few interesting prank calls. :)

All in all, it was an incredible hour of picking JJ’s brain. Here’s what we covered:

2:43 – Announcing our Stressaholic giveaway winners!

4:45 – An update on JJ’s miracle son, Grant. Learn more in this CNN segment.

6:05 – The two biggest questions Virgin Diet readers asked…and what JJ did about them

9:00 – How to get two DVDs — including an aisle-by-aisle shopping tour — for only $3.97.

11:50 – How to reintroduce eggs (raw or cooked?) after an elimination diet.


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Podcast 242: 5 Stress-Busting Strategies for Busy People.

9781118766026_200by Sean Croxton

Sometimes I disappear.

A month (or more) may pass between blog posts. The radio show will go silent. The weekly newsletters stop arriving in your inbox.

Some may misconstrue my disappearing acts for indolence or even a lack of passion for what I do. However, the truth is that my twice-a-year extended bouts of online inactivity substantiate my mission, not undermine it.

I mean, I’m not one to air anyone’s dirty laundry but consider how many health authorities “talk” about stress management while evidently not following their own advice — promoting “self care” but not taking really care of themselves.

I prefer to walk the talk. And if that means losing a few thousand subscribers or making half the money some people think I can make, I’m good with it. I love my job, but I love me more.

And sometimes I need a break.

Working primarily as a Functional Diagnostic Nutrition practitioner for 4 years, I learned some of life’s best lessons from my clients. One of which was that systemic dysfunction (hormonal, digestive, immune, etc.) and poor stress management were usually attached at the hip.


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Podcast 241: Food Industry Secrets with The Food Babe!

vani-hari-food-babeby Sean Croxton

Check this one out…

In the UK, food products containing petroleum-derived dyes require warning labels due to research linking certain shades of yellow to odd behaviors like children bouncing off of walls and running with scissors.

So to avoid having to slap a “you’re a bad parent if you buy me” sticker on one of their best selling products, Kraft Foods went out of its way to cook up a special dye-free version of their Mac & Cheese for their UK customers.

But here’s where it gets weird. Despite being fully aware of the hyperactivity problems linked to the chemical additives lurking inside of their Spongebob-by boxes of neon macaroni evidently marketed to children, Kraft kept peddling them here in the States.

Sounds pretty darn yellow, if you ask me.

From what I hear, put side-by-side in a lineup the reformulated UK version and the crack-for-kids American model are pretty much like twins, virtually identical in appearance and taste.

When a couple of my favorite real foodie bloggers, Vani Hari and Lisa Leake, took action and gathered over 250,0000 signatures from concerned customers demanding that Kraft remove all artificial dyes from their mac and cheese products, the company crossed their arms and refused to budge. Evidently we Americans can handle our yellow dye #5 better than our friends across the pond.


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Podcast 240: The Louder the Blogger, the Wronger the Blogger.

DBFP_3D_smallby Sean Croxton

I had no idea what I was talking about.

It was the first video I’d ever made on YouTube, way back in 2007 — all about the mathematic model of fat loss. Burn more calories than you take in and you’ll lose fat. Take in more calories than you burn and you’ll pack on the pounds.

I even brought props. To drive home my point, I held up a rubbery, yellowish model of a pound of fat. Then for comparison, I held up a pound of muscle. If my memory serves me, I went on to explain how adding a pound of muscle will help you burn an extra 50 calories per day.

Be sure to hit the weights, oh YouTube people. Those calories really do add up!

I clicked the “upload” button and a few hours later returned to my account to find hundreds of comments and “thumbs up” from people around the world who seemed to enjoy the way I explained things.

That was the day that my life completely changed. As a rather shy, socially-anxious personal trainer at the time, I was instantly hooked on my newfound ability to connect with people all the way on the other side of the globe through video.

At the same time, I had no idea that the information I was so righteously espousing to my subscribers was totally and completely wrong.

The mathematical model of fat loss was a myth. And there was absolutely no scientific evidence proving that a pound of muscle burns 50 calories a day. None.

I wasn’t teaching, I was repeating — literally parroting what some “authority” (most likely one of my college professors) had so confidently parroted to me.