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Would You Like Toxins with Your Turkey?

by Sean Croxton

This one blew me away.

I was taking David Getoff’s holistic health class back in 2008.

The topic of the day was toxins. We covered chlorine and fluoride in the water, mercury in dental amalgams, and eventually landed on cookware.

Personally, it had never even crossed my mind that my Teflon-coated, non-stick cookware was a problem.

David went on to explain that the chemicals in this type of cookware can off-gas, and can also leach these toxic chemicals into the food being cooked.

But that’s not what blew me away.

What blew me away is that Teflon chemicals have been known to kill birds. Yikes!

According to this article by the Environmental Working Group…

“Bird enthusiasts and veterinarians have known for decades that Teflon-coated and other non-stick cookware, if heated to high temperatures, is acutely toxic to birds. The peer-reviewed literature contains numerous reports of bird deaths linked to the use of Teflon and other non-stick pans and appliances in the home, beginning about 30 years ago.”

If Teflon kills birds, I wonder what it’s doing to humans?

According to Randall Fitzgerald in his book The Hundred Year Lie (one of my faves), ninety-percent of Americans have Teflon residue in their blood. One of these chemicals called C8 has been linked to a wide array of birth defects and developmental problems (from Edward Emmett, University of Pennsylvania research, August 2005).

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Juicing Vegetables: Healthy or Hype?

by Sean Croxton

What an amazing week it was!

We finally got back to our roots, making some killer online video on YouTube.

We broadcasted TWO episodes of UW Radio with guests Drew Canole and JJ Virgin.

We gave away almost 2000 free copies of JJ’s new book The Virgin Diet.

Over 1800 Just Eat Real Foodies joined the new JERFing community of Facebook.

And I celebrated my 35th birthday with an easy Chocolate Coconut Cookie recipe. It doesn’t get much better than that.

So to close out this week of UW awesomeness, I’ll leave you with a video I shot with juicing expert Drew Canole.

In my 4 years of hosting UW Radio, I had never received so many email/Facebook questions for a single guest — there were actually too many to ask Drew on the air! So I asked him to stop by the studio for a Q&A session to answer some of the questions we didn’t get to on the show.

Drew’s appearance on UW Radio was the second most listened to show ever — second only to the episode with Paul Chek and Joel Salatin.

We covered topics like blending versus juicing, potential problems with plant toxins, how juicing improves digestion, and the best juicers YOU can use at home.

Drew even went Oprah on us, giving away a juicer to one of our callers!

Click the player below to listen to the ENTIRE SHOW.

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How to Make Healthy Chocolate Coconut Cookies!

by Sean Croxton

On this day thirty-five years ago my Mom gave birth to a little nerdy kid who rarely spoke and liked to read a lot.

I still like to read, but these days I can’t seem to stop running my big mouth!

So today we celebrate my 35th birthday with a super awesome (and healthy) chocolate coconut cookie recipe, courtesy of Diane Sanfilippo’s bestselling book Practical Paleo.

Here’s what you need…

* Organic cocoa
* Maple syrup (grade B)
* Coconut flakes
* Vanilla extract
* Butter
* 2 Eggs
* Baking soda
* Baking sheet
* Parchment paper

I’ll be honest, I ate 8 of them yesterday. Whoops! My bad.

Check out the video below and follow along as Allyson the Assistant whips up a batch. Enjoy!!


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Foodie Friday: Juice Up Your Life!

by Sean Croxton & Drew Canole

Are you juiced for the weekend?

As a lot of you guys may know already, I’m not the biggest fan of vegetables.

Not that I don’t eat them (I do!) but they’re just not the tastiest things ever. I kinda have to force them down at every meal.

After shooting the video below with my main man Drew Canole, I have decided that I WILL head down to my local Target store and get myself a juicer.

Why? Because juicing veggies is much easier and yummier than eating them off the plate.

Check out today’s Foodie Friday video and try out Drew’s slightly-spicy juice recipe. You’ll dig it.

And since there are beets in the mix you can test your transit time, or how long it takes for food to pass through your digestive system. See how long it takes you to drop a crimson red poop!

Healthy transit time is between 8 to 14 hours. Start your timers!

You can learn more about the Juice Up Your Life system by watching THIS FREE PRESENTATION.

Enjoy, my friends.

Happy Friday!

Sean Croxton
Author, The Dark Side of Fat Loss

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Pork Belly with Pineapple Salsa!

by Sean Croxton & Scott Kustes

I have so much video footage in the can! You have no idea.

While I was writing The Dark Side of Fat Loss, we did quite a bit of filming, but I didn’t have the time to edit it.

So here’s an easy Saturday afternoon Pork Belly with Pineapple Salsa recipe courtesy of our good friend Scott Kustes of Real Food University.

If you love bacon, you’re gonna be all over this!

The ingredients and directions are below. Click the video to follow along.

Let me know if you make this one. Send pics!

If you’re looking for MORE real food recipes, there are over 80 of them in The Underground Cookbook, along with over 40 cooking videos submitted by Undergrounders from around the world. The cookbook comes as a bonus when you purchase The Dark Side of Fat Loss. Click HERE for more details!

Happy weekend, my friends.

* 2 lbs pork belly, 2-3” slab
* 2 tbsp smoked paprika
* 1 tbsp cumin

* 2 c pineapple, diced
* ½ medium red onion, diced
* 1 jalapeno, seeded and diced
* 1 avocado
* 2 limes, juiced
* 1 orange, juiced

* Heat oven to 400 degrees. Rub pork belly with paprika and cumin.
* Place in oven, skin side up, for 30 minutes, then reduce heat to 350 degrees.
* Roast 1 more hour, baste, and turn skin side down for another hour.
* Combine salsa ingredients and mix well.
* Slice pork and serve with salsa.

Sean Croxton
Author, The Dark Side of Fat Loss