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#319 – Missing Microbes

Guest: Dr. Martin Blaser, MD

Dr. Martin Blaser — author of Missing Microbes — reveals how the overuse of antibiotics is fueling our modern plagues.

Here’s what you’ll learn:

1:53 – How a small village in Venezuela proved that we really are “missing microbes” and what that actually means for you.

4:12 – What your mama (and your mama’s mama) has to do with your microbiome.

6:25 – What bacteria has to do with a virus (hint…nothing!) and why antibiotics won’t get rid of your viral infection.

8:50 – The illness spectrum, the gray area of treatment, and the “defensive medicine” being played by doctors.

12:35 – The collateral damage being done by broad spectrum antibiotics – and what the government and Big Pharma can do to stop it.

18:44 – Are antibiotics “spilling out of the farm”? How they get into our food supply and how much we are really consuming.

21:20 – The C-section connection: moms, microbes and why your baby could be getting antibiotics without you even knowing it.

29:07 – Are we supposed to have H. Pylori? The many sides of the H.Pylori story.

36:36 – Gastritis and inflammation could actually be a “normal” response and why we need to be weighing costs, not just benefits.

40:28 – Celiac and antibiotics: what the loss of our bacteria means for our immune system.

44:20 – Solutions for taking back our bacteria for a early life benefit without the late in life cost.

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#318 – The Food Babe Way

Guest: Vani Hari

Vani Hari — author of The Food Babe Way: Break Free from the Hiddden Toxins in Your Food and Lose Weight, Look Years Younger, and Get Healthy in Just 21 Days — returns to the podcast to respond to her critics, to reveal which food ingredients may be making you sick, and to uncover the real truth about GMO labeling laws.

Here’s what you’ll learn:

3:20 – How the Food Babe went from helping friends and family to having a HUGE impact on the food industry – and how she deals with personal attacks.

9:12 – Pointing the finger at Big Food vs taking personal responsibility. Are we just playing the victim here?

16:35 – Is it even possible to know that a food additive is safe … and the moral obligation of food companies to do something about it.

20:02 – Why scientific research isn’t the only thing to take into account when deciding on evidence.

24:45 – Why there is “no defense” for using most chemicals in food.

27:05 – Why big brands and popular products are the best way to get people’s attention … even though Kraft Mac and Cheese will never be real food.

29:45 – Once you know it you cannot unlearn it! A lesson from Vani’s former favorite cheat treat.

32:30 – The Food Babe’s big pet peeve about health food stores and why she hasn’t targeted them. Yet!

35:04 – How 50,000 signatures and a YouTube video helped get the “yoga mat” out of your sandwich and the BHT out of your morning cereal.

45:47 – Why we should be demanding transparency from food companies (and why they should be happy to deliver.)

46:44 – Fish bladder beer: is using the shock factor scary or empowering?

54:27 – What’s the hold up with GMO labeling? Plus what most big companies are actually spending their money on and how you could be supporting them without even knowing it!

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#317 – The Purpose Principles

Guest: Jake Ducey

Jake Ducey — author of The Purpose Principles — reveals how you can draw more meaning into your life.

Here are my notes:

3:25 – Jake goes from failing English class to becoming a writer. How he did it and why.

12:36 – Where Jake finally found the value and meaning he was looking for (and where you can find it, too.)

15:24 – The two most important questions we should be asking ourselves and why most people aren’t even thinking about them.

19:38 – How Jake found perspective and freedom from the fear of failure through a near death and the loss of a friend.

25:28 – What the top five regrets of dying people can teach us about life and opportunity.

28:10 – Process over product: “you don’t find joy out of things and paychecks.”

35:00 – How we can encourage young people to make better decisions and be happier while they do it.

37:37 – Why being scared all the time might be a good thing and what you must do to find the “magic.”

45:36 – The one thing that will make us happier and healthier than we could ever imagine…even if it sucks sometimes.

48:08 – Talent vs. skill. Which one is more important to learn how to do absolutely anything.

51:26 – Dealing with haters: how to keep from driving yourself crazy.

57:00 – The three small phrases we should all use more often.

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#316 – Stop Making Excuses…

Guest: Marie Forleo

Marie Forleo — host of Marie TV and founder of B-School — returns to the podcast to reveal how to go from stuck to getting started.

Here’s what you’ll learn:

8:37 – The one question you MUST ask yourself before starting your own business.

10:55 – Small steps you can take to avoid sacrificing your sleep for success.

12:40 – The only way to turn yourself from an amateur into an expert.

15:44 – Why “someone else already doing it” is actually GOOD thing, and what Marie does to stand out in the crowd.

19:35 – The three most important letters for any entrepreneur.

20:45 – Dealing with “idea overload”: getting ideas out of your head and into the world.

24:26 – The best piece of advice Marie ever got.

25:12 – The truth about “success” and the power of entrepreneurship to change the world.

29:20 – All about B-School plus how you can get a free sneak peek.

30:00 – How to spend a weekend in San Diego with Sean and friends!

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#315 – Diet Cults!

Guest: Matt Fitzgerald

Matt Fitzgerald — author of Diet Cults: The Surprising Fallacy at the Core of Nutrition Fads and a Guide to Healthy Eating for the Rest of Us — stops by discuss the “scientific schtick” lying at the foundation of today’s popular diets.

Here are my notes:

6:05 – How we got from diet culture to diet cults … and what your diet says about who you are.

10:05 – A final answer on “the one best diet.” What evolution has to do with it all and why we may be more adaptable than we think.

19:10 – The BIG problem with Paleo.

22:13 – How diets might be hurting more than helping, and why you should ask “how much” and “what kind” first.

26:04 – Getting to the bottom of “Gluten free is B.S.” Is gluten really guilty or just a scapegoat?

30:01 – What stress, genetics and childhood traumas might have to do with autoimmune disease.

36:17 – The 3 things all successful weight losers (and maintainers) have in common. Plus, the one thing that will turn weight loss from hard into easy.

41:08 – Matt’s personal recipe for staying lean and why dieting without exercise is pointless.

46:54 – Why following rules instead of diets can help you keep your health in check.

51:00 – Staying sane in the health game and why “happy” may be more important than “healthy”.

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#314 – IBS, Autoimmunity, and Low Vitamin D

Guest: Dr. Michael Ruscio

Dr. Michael Ruscio makes his debut appearance on the podcast to discuss how small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO) causes irritable bowel, what autoimmunity has to do with it, and breaking news in the field of Vitamin D research.

Here are my notes:

2:55 – From pre-law to pre-med: Dr. Ruscio shares his story of overcoming his own health challenges.

7:41 – The SIBO Cliffs Notes: a quick review of small intestinal bacterial overgrowth.

8:50 – The meaning of “motility” and why it might be the most important factor in a healthy gut.

16:42 – The breath test is the best test. How to check for small intestine bacterial overgrowth. Ask your doc!

21:20 – Hope for healing autoimmunity and what our ancestors can teach us about the body’s innate wisdom.

24:28 – The 3 things you need to be aware of if you want to turn off damage, heal your body, and avoid SIBO relapse.

27:17 – Is science “missing the boat” on the brain’s role in SIBO?

30:45 – SIBObesity: a real-life example of how SIBO could be majorly affecting your weight.

35:42 – How hungry bacteria in your gut may be overgrowing, “energy harvesting” and packing on extra pounds.

39:07 – Low Vitamin D levels? You gotta hear this.

47:25 – Dr. Ruscio prescribes some sun and supplementation to help keep you healthy.

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#313 – Thyroid Loving Care

Guest: Jen Wittman

Jen Wittman — author of Healing Hashimoto’s Naturally — visits the podcast to discuss how she used “radical TLC” to LOVE her thyroid and her body back to health. Find out how you can get the support you need, make self-care a daily practice, and get your crazy schedule under control so you make more time for you and the healing process.

Here are my notes:

3:28 – Why it took 3 years and 13 doctors to get the the bottom of Jen’s health problems.

6:45 – Jen gets a reality check about the SAD diet she was eating (and washing down with Gatorade) and the traumatic event that she believes triggered her health problems.

12:20 – The most important thing Jen did to heal herself, why she didn’t want to do it, and how she finally made a change.

14:37 – Dealing with an “invisible” disease and communicating to get the support you need.

22:29 – How to separate your identity from your disease.

23:42 – Setting a daily practice for self-love and self-care, one choice at a time.

27:54 – The 3 phrases of healing and transformation.

28:53 – The most IMPORTANT part of creating real change.

35:24 – What your super busy schedule might really mean and why you need to make time for yourself.

38:05 – Cry buddies: letting it all out for better health.

40:15 – Order Jen’s new book Healing Hashimoto’s Naturally.

40:45 – Sign up for the FREE Your Best Thyroid Life event.

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