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Podcast #348:
The Final Episode


Guest: Reed Davis

November 12th, 2008.

It was on this very day seven years ago that Underground Wellness Radio first took to the internet airwaves.

Functional Diagnostic Nutrition founder, Reed Davis, and I chopped it up for 90 mins, answering the question, Is Stress Making You Fat?

In fact, Reed was my first and second guest. I guess I was too shy back then to ask anyone else to be on the show.

So when I was pondering who would be the perfect guest to send the podcast off into the sunset, I couldn’t think of anybody better than Reed. He was there at the beginning and he’s still here in the end. My main man.

On today’s final episode of Underground Wellness Radio, Reed and I get together one last time to show you how to become your own health detective … one who stops chasing symptoms and gets to the root cause. Topics include:

* How to navigate the “needs gap.” What to do when your doc or practitioner are stuck in their ways and unconcerned with finding what’s really causing your health challenges.

* Why diet and exercise aren’t always enough .. and how to assess the 4 Pillars of Health on which your health stands upon.

* What may be happening to your hormones if and when you’re feeling a little less “frisky”…

Click the PLAY button above to listen to the entire episode.

Though the podcast is ending, I’m not going anywhere. Be on the lookout for a brand new podcast coming in January. We’ll keep talking about health, just a little less.

You’ll still be able to find all 348 episodes of UW Radio on iTunes, Stitcher, BlogTalk Radio, and the UW website. If you’d like a complete list of episodes (with links to listen) please join The Transcribe Tribe. They’re all in there.

You’ll remain on my email list for our next adventure. There is no need to re-subscribe. When the new podcast launches, you’ll be the first to hear about it. 

The Second Opinion Series will go on. Our next topic will be SLEEP in March 2016. Be on the lookout!

Lastly, my social media accounts will be changing a bit. Please join my “Sean Croxton” pages below. Thanks!




I have more to say at the end of today’s episode. I hope you get a chance to listen. If not, THANK YOU for supporting Underground Wellness Radio. It’s been a blast. I’m sad to bring it to end, but it’s time.

See you in January!


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Podcast #347:
How Meghan Beat Crohn’s Disease.

Meghan Telpner

Guest: Meghan Telpner

Today’s episode of the podcast is the epitome of taking action and taking responsibility for one’s health.

Meghan Telper — author of The UnDiet Cookbook and founder of The Academy of Culinary Nutrition— shares her remarkable story of overcoming an “incurable” Crohn’s diagnosis … and why she says Crohn’s may have been the very BEST thing to ever happen to her.

Here’s what you’ll learn:

* Why Meghan could not and would not accept it when her docs diagnosed her with multiple conditions she never really had … and what she did instead.

* The horrific advice Meghan got from her doctor and the HUGE problem with the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation that has her fired up.

* The one thing Meghan believes is the biggest factor for anyone trying to heal from ANY disease and build health in the body.

* How to deal when an illness affects your relationships, and why support is so important for healing and taking health into our own hands.

Click the PLAY button above to listen in.

Enjoy today’s podcast, amigos and amigas.


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Could a Gut Infection Be Causing Your Digestive Issues?

Digestive Problems

Guest Post by Jen Broyles

Digestive issues are all too common in today’s society.

In fact, 10-15% of the U.S. population has Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), and Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) affects 2-3 million people in the US. These chronic symptoms of abdominal pain, gas, bloating, constipation, diarrhea, food sensitivities, and fatigue can be debilitating and extremely frustrating. I get it. I’ve been there, and I’m still recovering.

I spent years seeing numerous doctors and undergoing a plethora of tests only to be told there was nothing seriously wrong. I just had IBS, and I needed to manage my stress, drink more water, and eat more fiber.

Well, as many of you know, it’s just not that simple. In fact, many people with chronic GI issues or autoimmune conditions often have some type of gut infection. Unfortunately, conventional medicine fails to thoroughly test for these types of infections, and instead gives you medications to manage the symptoms.

Gut infections can include parasites, bacterial overgrowth, Candida (yeast overgrowth), and bacterial infections. All of these infections are extremely common and often overlooked. If you’ve been eating a very clean, real food diet such as Paleo, SCD, or GAPS, and you still don’t feel 100% better, then a gut infection is highly likely.

Infections will not go away with diet changes alone. It will require an herbal or pharmaceutical protocol along with a healthy diet to rid your body of an infection.

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Podcast 247: Holistic Digestion with Andrea Nakayama

Unknown-1by Sean Croxton


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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Poopin’ 2.2: The Squatty Potty!

by Sean Croxton

I’m in love.

Monday afternoon the FedEx guy knocked on my door and delivered the ultimate holiday gift.

No, this gift wasn’t something I’d use once or twice and then put up on a shelf. In fact, I can use it every single day – sometimes twice. Depends on what I eat.

A couple years ago, I posted my most popular video Poopin’ 2.0 in which I explained the importance of going number two with proper form. The design of our modern toilet is actually not so physiologically-friendly, leading to many potential problems including incomplete elimination, colon cancer, hemorrhoids, and diverticulosis.

Since I uploaded Poopin’ 2.0 I have heard from literally hundreds of people – both men and women – who have thanked me (sometimes with very graphic stories) for altering their daily trip to the john.

Saves time.

Saves effort.

Saves paper. (Squatting is eco-friendly, too!)

As I state in the video below, I get a lot of free stuff from companies hoping that I’d help them market their products. Ninety-nine percent of the time I decline.

But when Mr. FedEx dropped off The Squatty Potty the other day, I could not wait to share it with you.

This thing is super cool! It’s stylish. You can stow it away by sliding it under your toilet bowl. And it doesn’t stick out like a sore thumb in your bathroom like the old plastic box I used to use.

I’m so pumped about The Squatty Potty that we’re giving away TWO of them!

You know the drill. To enter the giveaway, just leave a comment below about why you want a Squatty Potty. I’ll draw 2 names out of a bag on Monday morning and announce the winners by video.

Contest ends Friday, December 9 at 11:59pm Pacific Time.

Looking forward to reading your comments!!

Feet up! Butt down!


Sean Croxton
The Poop King