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#323 – The Hormone Reset Diet

Guest: Dr. Sara Gottfried

Dr. Sara Gottfried, author of The Hormone Reset Diet, returned to the podcast to reveal how you can balance your hormones and heal your metabolism through diet and lifestyle changes.

Here are my notes:

3:01 – Cravings for Grandma’s chocolate chip cookie dough turned into disordered eating as a teen … and maybe set Dr. Sara up for adult hormone challenges.

8:25 – Are women expected to be everything to everyone all the time? How society’s expectations of women could be leading to addictive behaviors.

10:58 – Madonna helps Dr. Sara dump out her body image shame bucket and find clarity to make a change – and teach other women how to do it too.

13:57 – Why is alternative medicine the 2nd class citizen? The hierarchy of medicine and the reason there isn’t better nutrition science.

18:11 – How modern meat could be making your breasts and hips bigger than they should be … and what you can do to “poop out” some extra estrogen.

29:48 – The subtleties of coffee science: why the final answer on whether or not to drink it will always be “it depends.”

36:27 – The reason you might not be able to hear your body say “dude, put the fork down.”

40:32 – Dr. Sara’s favorite supplements ever for balancing hormones and blood sugar.

42:01 – What fat-free potato chips have to do with reducing your toxic load … and why you probably shouldn’t eat them anyways.

44:45 – More about The Hormone Reset Diet, who it’s for (not just women!) and why you need to be thinking about your cells AND your soul

47:38 – Get your free Hormone Reset Cookbook!


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#322 – Is Alzheimer’s Type 3 Diabetes?

Guest: Dr. Brian Mowll

Dr. Brian Mowll, host of the upcoming Diabetes Summit, discusses how insulin resistance in the brain may be at the root of Alzheimer’s and dementia. And what you can do about it!

Here’s what you’ll learn:

2:10 – How The Diabetes Coach came to be and found his passion for helping people lost in the medical system with whole body diabetes care.

5:45 – It’s not just your genes. The Diabetes-Alzheimer’s connection, the diabetes spectrum and what happens when your body and your brain is “bathing in insulin.”

12:30 – Brain food: the biggest feeder on sugar in your body and what it means for insulin.

16:13 – This is your brain on fire – the vicious cycle of plaque, tangles and inflammation that is preventing your brain from working right.

25:25 – Is insulin resistance affecting your mood or is your mood affecting your insulin levels? Here’s why it might not even matter.

26:42 – The ADA’s “appetite for profit” and how money is influencing the standard of care for diabetics.

30:27 – “There’s no evidence that sugar has anything to do with diabetes.” Is sugar really to blame or should we give it a break?

33:48 – Dr. Mowll recommendations (with some surprises) for preventing and maybe even reversing Type 3 Diabetes and Alzheimer’s.

40:10 – Is your fat protecting you? How cutting too many carbs can cause a problem and why a little extra weight might not always be a bad thing.

46:19 – Supplements and nutrients vital to blood sugar regulation plus some medications you might want to avoid!

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#321 – Are Real Foods Making You Sick?

Guest: Tom Malterre

Tom Malterre, author of The Elimination Diet, stops by to reveal how you can discover exactly which foods that are making you sick and tired.

Here’s what you’ll learn:

1:35 – Chef Lance drops by the show with a special bone broth announcement.

7:36 – What makes Tom a “research machine” and how research proves that our diseases are NOT a coincidence.

11:44 – What “normal” should really feel like and how the elimination diet became a “magic wand” for eliminating symptoms.

18:34 – Are you going to trust the lab or listen to your body? The intolerance/allergy scale, the limitations of testing, and the #1 way to discover your trigger foods.

24:43 – The usual suspects: what the most common allergens are up to once they’re in your body.

29:55 – The right place at the right time, or too much of a good thing? How unexpected allergens (like chocolate!) might be wearing down your body.

36:45 – The #1 most irritating thing to your intestinal tract .. and maybe your entire body.

44:28 – How environmental toxins can cause food sensitivities almost overnight!

48:09 – 3 major ways toxins contribute to your food sensitivities.

52:04 – Natural substitutes for the harmful chemicals behind the drastic rise of Type 2 Diabetes, obesity and other disease.

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#320 – Vaccines, HPV, and $7M!

Guest: Jeff Hays

Jeff Hays — producer of the new documentary Bought — reveals The Truth Behind Vaccines, Big Pharma, & Your Food.

Here’s what you’ll learn:

3:22 – The motivation behind Bought.

7:44 – The only person’s opinion that really matters … and how the movie changed Jeff’s view on vaccines.

11:18 – Why there isn’t more research linking autism and vaccines, and whether or not we’ll ever know if vaccines are to blame.

13:12 – The “very profitable business with no downside” that can produce “inherently and unavoidably unsafe” vaccines without being sued for damages.

17:07 – Playing vaccine whack-a-mole: the unintended consequences of making vaccines safer.

20:14 – The evolution of the vaccine injury compensation plan and who really ends up paying it.

23:50 – Why the vaccine schedule has never been studied and why it’s such a big problem.

25:47 – The dangerous vaccine being recommended to young women and how it got to the market as “safe.”

31:59 – What Wall Street has to do with your doctor and how it’s affecting drug and vaccine studies and the future of our health.

36:18 – A few important questions we really need to start asking ourselves and how “Bought” can help us do it.

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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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