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How to Boost Healthy Gut Flora!

by Sean Croxton

Stop what you’re doing!

I know you want to watch today’s video, but last night’s radio show was an Instant Classic that you must listen to NOW. And when you’re done, please send it to as many friends as you can.

Dr. Dan Kalish rocked the UW Radio house, as we discussed neurotransmitter deficiencies and how they related to weight gain, cravings, depression, anxiety, and more. It was certainly one of my favorite shows ever.

As I was getting prepared for our show, I decided to go to Whole Foods and pick up a few of the supplements he recommends. I feel amazing! I guess I had a dopamine deficiency going on. A little 5-HTP, tyrosine, and B6 has me happy as a lark today (and super productive, too!).

Click HERE to listen to the show!

Once you’re done, come on back and check out the video below, which is the last episode of our Gut and Psychology Syndrome series.

You can check out Dr. Natasha Campbell-McBride’s full-length lecture HERE.

To learn how to make your own sauerkraut, click HERE for a video I made a few months ago with Jennifer McGruther of Nourished Kitchen.

I’ll be back next Tuesday (Monday’s are always hectic) to start a series of videos on fat loss, leptin, and a bunch of other fun stuff!

Enjoy your weekend!

Sean Croxton
Author, The Dark Side of Fat Loss

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Get Cultured! How to Make Sauerkraut!

Listening to last week’s Great Health Debate, I realized that there is so much stuff that I don’t know. Hearing guys like David Wolfe talk about the benefits of wild foods and herbs like medicinal mushrooms (reishi, shitake, chaga, mitake), nettles, and horsetail was pretty cool and actually quite inspiring. I wanted to get on Amazon right then and start buying books about the healing powers of food. But at the same time, I’m becoming more and more aware of the fact that I have a minor addiction to buying books online. Have you seen my living room?

The first step to recovery is admitting that you have a problem.

Anyway, enough about my Amazon.com dependency. Lately, I’ve been thinking about the whole Paleo thing. I agree that we should eat like our ancestors, that our genes are hardwired for specific traditional foods that we have consumed for thousands of generations. But I also wonder why the Paleo crowd makes little, if any, mention of fermented foods, bone broths, and organ meats. Yeah, I understand that my Paleo friends aren’t trying to exactly mimic the diet of caveman and cavewoman. That wouldn’t be practical for most folks. I always say that the best diet to stick to is one that you can stick to.

I’m even guilty of leaving out these highly beneficial foods. My bad.

But that’s about to change RIGHT NOW!

We’re about to Get Cultured.

Jennifer McGruther of Nourished Kitchen is in the house today to show us how to make sauerkraut. You know, that stuff that tastes really good on your organic hot dogs. I won’t even begin to act like I know a whole lot about fermentation or sauerkraut. So, we’ll just have to ask the expert. Be sure to check out the video above to get the scoop.