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#306 – 5 Steps to Permanent Gut Healing

Guest: Dr. Jack Tips

Jack Tips makes his debut appearance on the podcast to discuss the ins ands out of your microbiome and to break down his 5 steps to PERMANENT gut healing.

Here are my notes:

3:42 – How a 12 year old boy became a health expert.

9:30 – Shocking revelations from the Human Genome Project.

15:21 – The “secret” to undoing the damage we’ve done to our microbial populations.

16:40 – Can taking probiotic supplements throw your microbiome out of whack?

19:26 – Quorum Sensing: How good bacteria can turn into “bad guys”.

27:40 – How dysregulated gut bacteria increase your inflammation set point.

28:13 – Biofilms: How bad bacteria protect themselves from the immune system.

30:06 – The power of botanical herbs in healing the gut and protecting the good guys.

33:29 – GMO corn is poisoning your gut bacteria!

35:00 – How poor farming practices and bad science are destroying the Earth’s microbiome.

38:29 – A Native American principle we should (and can) live by.

39:04 – Is there really science that says GMO foods can turn your gut bacteria into pesticide factories?

40:40 – Specific botanicals you can use to heal your gut and more.

43:42 – Introducing the Gut Thrive in 5 program.

46:09 – Step 1: Adapt with Your Diet.

48:26 – Step 2: The Pathogen Purge.

50:32 – “Autoimmune diseases are reversible.”

51:49 – Step 3: Recolonize the Gut. (The GI Urban Renewal)

53:57 – Step 4: Heal and Seal the Gut.

57:00 – The problems with one-size-fits-all programs.

58:25 – Step 5: Optimize Stomach Acid and Maintain Health

1:03:00 – Register for Wednesday’s webinar with Christa Orecchio!

1:03:15 – Visit Dr. Jack’s website and get your FREE Microbiome report!


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#305 – MTHFR Made Easy

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.

16:51 – More factors that affect your ability to make methylfolate.

18:51 – How to test for nutrient deficiencies … and why.

21:30 – The MTHFR test and Dr. Lynch’s gene testing disclaimer.

22:40 – MTHFR and reproduction: knowledge is power.

25:15 – The methylfolate B12 connection for methylation.

28:25 – The problem with folic acid supplementation.

30:35 – Specific issues in your kids that might be caused by MTHFR.

34:00 – Pregnancy, doctors and the folic acid myth.

36:20 – Pharmaceutical drugs and the impact on folate.

38:00 – All about B12. A must-hear!

42:00 – Your diet’s role in methylation.

44:50 – Exactly what to do, eat and take to improve methylation.

51:04 – Methylation, estrogen and cancer risk.

53:00 – Get your FREE MTHFR report!


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#304 – GMO Foods and Your Digestion

Guest: Jeffrey Smith

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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#303 – 11 Tips for Gas, Bloating, Constipation, and More!

Guest: Digestion Sessions Experts

It’s about that time!

Check out eleven of my favorite (and useful) Digestion Sessions clips from the likes of Paul Chek, Dr. Kharrazian, Jeffrey Smith, Sayer Ji, Dr. Michael Ruscio, and more.

Here are my notes:

4:17 – Andrea Nakayama on what functional medicine is and why there is no one-size-fits-all program for everyone. You need personalized attention that lasts more than 12 minutes!

6:41 – A shocking statistic about how far the average medical doctor is behind on the research and what actually works to heal their patients.

8:48 – Dr. Kharrazian on how to know whether a digestive problems is rooted in the gut or your brain.

13:56 – Keri Brooks shares 3 natural remedies to increase stomach acid and overcome constipation.

18:59 – Dr. Michael Ruscio discusses how misplaced bile can be a major diarrhea trigger in people with small intestine bacterial overgrowth (SIBO) and/or have had their gallbladder removed. And what to do about it!

25:55 – Dr. Steven Sandberg-Lewis on how IBD medications deplete folic acid and increase risk of colon cancer.

30:10 – Dr. Allison Siebecker uncovers how specific bacterial gases cause constipation and diarrhea. Plus, how these gases cause reflux and abdominal pain.

38:16 – Dr. Shawn Soszka reveals how poor digestion, brain inflammation, and blood sugar problems can be at the root of depression and anxiety.

41:50 – Sayer Ji on how glucosamine REALLY works and what it has to do with wheat lectins.

45:43 – Dr. Kelly Brogan discusses where exactly your gut flora comes from. Thanks, Mom!

50:20 – Jeffrey Smith drops a truth bomb about the many digestive symptoms that clear up when GMO foods are removed from the diet.

55:15 – Paul Chek on parasite phobia, iPhones, and the big picture.

57:32 – Save Your Seat for The Digestion Sessions!

59:29 – Order the Digestion Sessions Digital Access Pass and get lifetime access to the video, audio file, transcripts, and more!


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#302 – How to Heal Children’s Emotional Problems

Guest: David Getoff

David Getoff – Traditional Naturopath and Vice-President of The Price-Pottenger Nutrition Foundation — returns to the podcast to reveal practical dietary strategies for healing children’s emotional problems, including ADD, ADHD, depression, and anxiety.

Here are my notes!

3:40 – How to “bounce” your cells for better health.

8:12 – David’s three categories of Sabotage Foods.

9:25 – Carbohydrates vs. starch and sugar. What’s the difference?

11:40 – A simple two month experiment to improve your children’s life and health. (And probably yours, too!)

14:00 – The exact words to use when talking to your kids about their health.

16:04 – What “no sugar” REALLY means.

22:47 – Two biochemical real reasons we crave sweets.

27:15 – The 4-Day Sabotage Foods experiment to test your own biochemistry.

30:53 – The one thing that could be causing an even bigger problem than sugar.

35:55 – How to get your kids to cooperate with the experiment and what to feed them.

39:10 – Doctors, drugs, and the bogus sugar study…

50:48 – Pros and cons of lab testing for food allergies and sensitivities.

56:10 – How to effectively communicate with spouses, grandparents and caretakers about your child’s health.

1:02:51 – Two supplement recommendations for healing your gut.

1:05:32 – David’s thoughts on naturopathic doctors, medical doctors and current laws of the healing arts.

1:20:00 – Visit David’s website!


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#301 – The Art of Charm

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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#300 – Move Your DNA

Guest: Katy Bowman

Katy Bowman — biomechanist and author of Move Your DNA: Restore Your Health Through Natural Movement — stops by the show to discuss why you are how you move. This episode is pretty darn funny! :)

2:31 – How the science of biomechanics will make you way HOTTER.

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

9:42 – “You don’t want to fix a problem in the same environment in which it occurred.”

10:57 – You are what you eat, but you are also how you move.

13:36 – Are bras and underwear partly responsible for the rise in cancers of the breast and testicles?

20:14 – How breastfeeding develops the jaw, sinus and facial muscles of babies.

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.

45:55 – Order Move Your DNA!