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.
Today’s podcast episode is a real game changer if you’re interested in having stronger bones, healthier joints, better digestion, and more youthful hair, nails, and skin.
I mean, who wouldn’t want any of that?
And that’s why I decided to bring back another classic, retro episode with our buddy Chef Lance Roll to fill you in on how bone broth can literally turn back the clock on not only how you feel, but how you look.
Here’s what you’ll learn:
* Chef Lance’s step-by-step guide and best practices to make your own bone broth at home.
* The Bone Broth Detox: How to use broth to give your digestive system, liver and kidneys a much-needed break.
* Which bones are best … and where to find them!
* Is it botox or bone broth? How broth-derived collagen makes your skin look amazing.
* The chef’s top Crock Pottin’ Bone Brothin’ tips for the slow cooker in you.
Click the PLAY button above to listen to the entire episode.
That’s because today’s podcast episode is a “retro” episode from all the way back in 2010 with our good friend and author of Digestive Wellness, Dr. Liz Lipski.
But before we get to Dr. Lipski’s classic episode, I wanted to make sure you knew that The Digestion Sessions re-launch this Sunday at 8am Pacific/11am Eastern.
Typically I send event-related emails to my entire subscriber list. But since this is a re-launch, I will only be sending Digestion Session-related emails to current registrants. So if you want to attend but have not yet registered, click the link below and get signed up.
If you’d rather skip the event schedule and watch, listen to, or read The Sessions on your own time, the Digestion Sessions Digital Access Pass is on sale for a limited time price of $47. That’s a little over 50% off. Learn more here.
Okay, back to today’s episode…
Dr. Lipski and I chat about all things digestion. We even take a few live callers. Oh, how I miss those days! Here’s a handful of the topics we discussed:
* How constipation can lead to hormone-related cancers. Yikes!
* Colonics: who needs them and who doesn’t?
* A super simple way to use vitamin c powder to … flush it all out.
* How to reduce your dependency of digestive supplements.
* Natural ways to boost your stomach acid production
* Why “suppressing the urge” isn’t a good idea (even while you’re at work!)
This episode of full of useful tips you can put into action right away. Click the PLAY button at the top of this post to listen in.
It seems like it was just yesterday when I went live on the air for the first episode of Underground Wellness Radio.
The date was November 11th, 2008 and my guest was Reed Davis, founder of Functional Diagnostic Nutrition.
There I was, in my shoebox of a studio apartment doing my end of the broadcast from a cordless phone. No fancy equipment. No idea what I was doing. And barely anyone listened.
But I knew there was something to this whole podcasting thing, so I kept showing up. Each week the listenership grew larger and larger, eventually blossoming into a community of Undergrounders across the globe.
And here we are now, almost seven years and 346 episodes later, with one of the most popular health podcasts on the planet. Something that I’m certainly proud of and grateful for.
But something feels off…
For the past year or so, I’ve felt stuck. I mean, while health will always be my first love, it’s not what I’m all about. It’s not all that I have to offer.
And that gnawing feeling … you know, the one you feel when you know you’re not doing exactly what you want to do …. has been eating me up inside.
To me, it was a slam dunk. Vaccines and their noxious ingredients were the obvious culprits, and no one could ever convince me otherwise..
But as time went on, I became less convinced. I guess you can say that I was “on the fence” about it, not completely certain yet still concerned about the impact of the expanded vaccine schedule on the health of our children.
Yet after spending the past couple weeks intensely studying the historical timeline of autism and Asperger’s, I can no longer sit on that fence.
I can say with the utmost certainty that vaccines are not even remotely responsible for the dramatic rise in autism diagnoses over the past few decades.
ADDENDUM: This is not to say that vaccines are not a contributing factor. As you will learn in today’s interview, there are 4 very significant reasons that the numbers spiked. These include a change to a much broader diagnostic criteria for autism in the DSM-IV, increased awareness via the movie Rain Man, the availability of reliable diagnostic testing, improved access to psychiatric services, and a very critical typo in the DSM-IV that went unaddressed for half a decade. These factors have largely been overlooked and are the focus of today’s episode. The intention of the broadened criteria was to cause a spike in diagnoses so that those diagnosed could receive the services they needed and were not getting without a diagnosis. It was intentional. The rise in numbers was not due to vaccines alone. This is what the podcast is about.
Yeah, I should probably know better than to make such a bold statement. I mean, we all know what happened after my Gluten Lie episode…
But that’s how I really feel. Or as one of my Facebookers posted recently, “My opinion changes with new information.”
While vaccine injuries do in fact happen, and while I do think that vaccines contain potentially hazardous ingredients, I do not believe that vaccines are the driving force behind the relatively recent spike in autism incidence.
Honestly, I feel like anyone who has ever studied the history of the condition — what went on before Raymond Babbitt’s cross-country road trip or Dr. Wakefield’s sketchy study — will very likely agree with me.
Unfortunately, this history had been long forgotten and replaced by the prevailing myth that autism is a contemporary epidemic rooted in our modern ways — processed foods, toxins, nutrient deficiencies, and immunizations.
There’s nothing modern about autism. Those children (and adults) were always there. It’s just that no one knew what to call them or what to do with them.