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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 221: How to Detox the Right Way.

Screen Shot 2013-09-19 at 3.12.19 PMby Sean Croxton

Of all of the systems of the body, I’d say that I’m the weakest when it comes to my knowledge on detoxification.

I’m really not sure why. Maybe it’s because I’d much rather study poop than the liver.

Regardless, when your game isn’t quite up to par you bring in the big guns to take you to the next level.

So on this episode of Underground Wellness Radio, my new friend Dr. Andrea Maxim ND stopped by to fill in some of the blanks for me and to help YOU discover the right way to detox.

Click the player below to check out the entire show.

Or, click HERE to read the show notes!

Listen to internet radio with Underground Wellness on Blog Talk Radio

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The BEST Test for Gluten Sensitivity!

Note: The following blog post has been adapted from a post I wrote back in December of 2010 called Detecting Gluten Sensitivity: The New Frontier. A lot has happened on this site since then. So if you missed this post or are new to UW, I’m sure you’ll enjoy it.

I used to be the King of Whole Grains.

Indoctrinated to be a processed food salesman by my university-taught nutrition courses, I spent several years drilling the base of the USDA Food Guide Pyramid into the skulls of my personal training clients.

“Six to eleven servings of bread, rice, and pasta a day, you people!! How on Earth do you expect to meet your energy and fiber requirements? Do it! DO IT NOW!”

Fast-forward ten years to present day and I can’t help but wonder how much damage my whole grain zealotry may have caused. Who knows how many of my clients were overweight, fatigued, depressed, and more due to undiagnosed gluten sensitivity.

I honestly didn’t know any better.


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3 Ways Exercise Can Ruin Your Sex Life.

crossfit-exhaustedby Sean Croxton

Extreme exercise is all the rage these days….

The pedal-till-you-drop spin classes.

The DVD set that left a sweat stain in your living room carpet.

The poorly-designed group workout classes that seem to serve no real purpose other than crushing you.

Don’t get me wrong, I’m not saying that these kinds of programs are all “bad”.

In fact, I’m a fan of just about anything that gets people off their butts.

Hey, if your Insanity DVDs are the only thing that get you moving, have at it. Do what works.

What concerns me is when exercise programs lead to diminishing returns, especially when they put a damper on your sex life.

I mean, if you work out to look sexy but your workouts kill your sex drive, we’ve got a problem.

So on this week’s episode of The Underground Wellness Show, Strength Coach Brett Klika and I discuss the 3 Ways Exercise Can Ruin Your Sex Life. Here they are…

1. A reduction in the hormones that make you want to have sex.

2. An increase in the hormones that make you not want to have sex.

3. An increase in body image issues, leading to diminished confidence in physical appearance.

Check out the video below to get the whole scoop.

You’ll also learn how you can schedule your workouts to allow for proper rest, better recovery, and more sex!

Visit Brett’s blog at www.brettklika.com. Mark your calendars for his upcoming SexyBack Summit presentation on Sunday, May 19th.

And don’t forget to pick up your FREE One-Week Trial of The Underground Workout Manual!

Leave a comment. Let us know if you’ve ever gone overboard with your workout routine. How did you feel? What did you do about it?

See you next week!

Sean
Author, The Dark Side of Fat Loss
Dark Side of Fat Loss


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Top 5 Things You Didn’t Know about Gluten Sensitivity!


1012-glutenby Sean Croxton

The doctor is in the house.

And, as always, he’s packing nothing but truth bombs!

Yesterday, gluten superhero Dr. Tom O’Bryan stopped by the studio to share a handful of facts that you probably didn’t know about gluten sensitivity.

If you’re dealing with headaches, skin problems, fatigue, mood issues, or know a child with celiac disease, you’ll want to check this out.

Here’s what you’ll learn…

* The connection between recurrent headaches, dead brain tissue, and gluten consumption.

* How skin problems can be the sole manifestation of gluten sensitivity.

* How removing gluten from the diet may be the key to restoring your energy and vitality.

* Why getting off of gluten can be so difficult, and how to find a trained Certified Gluten Practitioner to help you with the transition.

* Why there is a 40-96% increased risk of suicide in children with celiac disease versus non-celiac children.

* How people with celiac disease who consume gluten once a month are six times more likely to die early in life compared to the general population. Wait until you hear how much gluten we’re talking about!

* Why kids diagnosed with celiac disease are three times more likely to die early in life with or without a gluten-free diet.

Check out the video below to hear Dr. Tom tell it. Share your thoughts and comments below!

Be sure to check Dr. O’Bryan’s site at www.thedr.com.

He’s the man.

Out.

Sean
Author, The Dark Side of Fat Loss
Dark Side of Fat Loss


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Top 4 Personal Care Ingredients to Avoid!


PersonalCareProductsToxic_thumbby Sean Croxton

Think about this for a second.

If you’re a man and your doctor finds that you have low levels of testosterone, what would your doc prescribe?

Probably some kind of testosterone gel or cream.

(By the way, the above prescription completely ignores the reason WHY your testosterone is low in the first place. But that’s a blog for another day.)

Or let’s say you’re a smoker who really wants to kick the habit. What would you go out and buy?

Probably a nicotine patch of some kind, right?

What these two examples have in common is that by applying a substance to the skin, it is delivered transdermally to the bloodstream in just a matter of seconds.

What we put onto our bodies gets into our bodies.

But what about the personal care products we use every day — the soaps, shampoos, deodorants, cosmetics, toothpastes, mouthwashes, and lotions?

Do their chemical contents have a similar fate, with their foaming and wetting agents, synthetic fragrances, and antifreeze-like compounds eventually pumping through our veins?

Darn right they do.

According to the Environmental Working Group, the typical consumer uses an average of nine personal care products containing 126 separate ingredients every day. At least one-third of these ingredients have been identified as causing cancer or other serious health conditions. (Fitzgerald, 23)

That’s not good.


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Chasing Symptoms: The H.I.D.D.E.N. Truth!

seek_truth_by_beautifullyevilby Sean Croxton

I got a text from my cousin yesterday.

He was hoping I could share with him a good — and of course, FAST — way to lose weight.

You can probably imagine what his New Year’s Resolution is.

Exactly how I was going to answer this ultra-loaded question in a text message was beyond me. And as you and I know, long-term fat loss is not something to be done as quickly as possible.

The best I could do was send him the download link to my ebook. Because the fact of the matter is that I have no idea WHY my cousin is overweight in the first place.

And that’s what I want to talk about today.

Everyday, my inbox is flooded with questions from viewers, readers, and listeners regarding specific symptoms and health conditions.

Questions like…

What can I do to keep my skin from breaking out?

I’ve had insomnia for years, and I’ve tried every supplement under the sun. Why doesn’t anything work?

My digestion is horrible. I have (insert symptoms here) almost daily. What do you think is wrong with me? HELP!

About 90-percent of the time, my answer is this…