John Durant, the author and self-proclaimed "professional caveman", (as seen on The Colbert Report) is the guest of our 22nd podcast!
Durant is not only an incredibly well-known author and entrepreneur in the paleo space, but he studied evolutionary psychology at Harvard and was named one of the 100 Most Influential People in Health & Fitness. When he's not busy working he's running barefoot through Central Park, experimenting with intermittent fasting and doing polar bear swims in the Atlantic.
In other words, he's credentialed, walks the talk (for 10 years) and has exciting information that every paleo enthusiast should know. If you're dying to know exactly why the paleo diet is NOT a fad or how you can merge an ancestral approach with cutting-edge health strategies to optimize weight loss and overall health, then this little chat is for you!
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Listen up and feel re-invigorated by your love for the wisdom of paleo approach!
It's our 19th podcast with JJ Virgin, author of the Sugar Impact Diet!
JJ is a legend in the health space and after chatting with her, it's easy to see why. She knows her stuff! And she makes complicated concepts easy to understand.
In fact, she believes that valuable skill is her superpower.
Don't miss your chance to learn from the expert who has literally helped thousands of people kick sugar to the curb.
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Donna Gates is the international best-selling author of The Body Ecology Diet: Recovering Your Health and Rebuilding Your Immunity, The Body Ecology Guide to Growing Young: and the Anti Aging Wisdom for Every Generation. She has been on a mission to change the way that the worlds eats for over 20 years and is a respected authority on digestive health and nutrition. No one is more passionate about the gut than Donna Gates and we are incredibly privileged to speak with her during our 17th podcast episode.
This episode is brimming juicy tidbits so if you have a gut, don't miss it!
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Dr. Seneff is a Senior Research Scientist at the MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory and has earned 4 degrees including a Ph.D. She has published over 170 referenced articles and though she began her career in electrical engineering, she is now focused on nutrition and human health, specifically the devastating effects of glyphosate.
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Dr. Daniel Stickler is a former surgeon turned human potential specialist on a mission to reverse human aging AND transform the way we approach wellness.
Rather than treating symptoms after they develop, he's teaching people how to use diet and lifestyle to optimize human potential and stay well AND young in the first place.
And even though you may have already begun your wellness journey, Dr. Stickler had a lot of insights that may take your health to the next level. Today's talk was fascinating and for everyone who loves to live on the cutting edge of health!
Don't miss out or you may never know:
In our fourteenth Optimize Paleo Podcast episode you will meet Cain Credicott, the magical man behind it all!
And like many of us who adopt the paleo diet, Cain has a transformative health story that is just as wonderful as his magazine.
And he’s just a SUPER passionate guy too, so don’t miss out!
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This thrilling episode features America's favorite farmer, Joel Salatin! Joel has literally revolutionized farming with his incredible books including Folks, This Ain't Normal; You Can Farm; and Everything I Want to do is Illegal. You may also recognize him from the documentary, Food Inc.
HE is truly unstoppable force in the sustainable food movement.
The best part is, he's just as articulate and entertaining as he is informative. In fact, he calls himself a lunatic farmer.
Believe me, you don't want to miss it. Especially if you've ever been told that the Paleo diet (brimming with its grass fed meats) is not sustainable.
Joel wholeheartedly disagrees.
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In this interview we talk to Dr. Marion Nestle who is the Goddard Professor in the Department of Nutrition, Food Studies, and Public Health at New York University, which she chaired from 1988-2003. She is also Professor of Sociology at NYU and Visiting Professor of Nutritional Sciences at Cornell. She earned a Ph.D. in molecular biology and an M.P.H. in public health nutrition from University of California, Berkeley. Her research examines scientific and socioeconomic influences on food choice, obesity, and food safety, emphasizing the role of food marketing. She is the author of three prize-winning books: Food Politics: How the Food Industry Influences Nutrition and Health; Safe Food: The Politics of Food Safety; and What to Eat
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In our 11th episode, one of the world's foremost gluten experts Dr. Tom O'Bryan explains the truth about gluten.
You'll learn why gluten is toxic for everyone, hidden foods containing gluten that will shock you, the harmful effects it has on the immune system, how gluten increases the risk for ALL autoimmune conditions and what you can do to reduce the damage of an inadvertent gluten exposure!
Emily Rosen is the Director of the internationally acclaimed Institute for the Psychology of Eating where she oversees business development strategies, student affairs, marketing and public relations, and keeps a pulse on the fields of eating psychology and nutrition to ensure the Institute’s position as a leader worldwide. With an extensive and varied background in nutritional science, counseling, natural foods, the culinary arts, conscious sex education, mind body practices, business management and marketing, Emily brings a unique skill-set to her role as a consultant to corporate and professional clientele.
Listen as Ariane Resnick, author of the Bone Broth Miracle, teaches you why you should make bone broth a part of your daily diet. You'll learn about the specific benefits of this ultra nourishing, sacred superfood. Plus, you'll discover why bone broth is considered natural botox and has been likened to taking your insides to the spa. She'll give you her recipe for making the perfect bone broth and how to mix cocktails and broth to make "brocktails" to liven up any paleo occasion!
Ariane is a private chef and certified nutritionist who specializes in organic farm-to-table cuisine and creates indulgent, seemingly “normal” food out of impeccably clean, whole food ingredients. She has cooked for celebrities that include Gwyneth Paltrow, Chris Martin, Agustina Groening, Lisa Edelstein, World Cup winner Vincent Kompany, “The Game” author Neil Strauss, and “Full House” creator/producer Jeff Franklin. She is also a survivor of late stage Lyme Disease and chemical poisoning, and recovered holistically from both. Check out everything she has to teach about the miracle of bone broth.
Listen as Jimmy Moore shares his remarkable story of how, after attempting a plethora of diets, a ketogenic approach finally enabled him to lose 180-pounds and come off prescription drugs for high cholesterol, high blood pressure, and respiratory problems. He was so inspired and empowered by his experience that he has since dedicated his life to spreading the word about ketogenic diets and is now the host of one of the top-ranked iTunes health podcasts, "The Livin' La Vida Low-Carb Show," and the author of Keto Clarity among other books. Jimmy is incredibly knowledgable and tons of fun so don't miss out! In today's show you'll learn:
In this episode we talk with Kris Buchanan, a former Olympian and founder of GoodOnYa, about her struggle with Hashimoto's and the steps she took to manage it. You'll learn about the one toxic beverage she was drinking every day that contributed to her autoimmune condition and what inspired her to create a healthy alternative that includes trace minerals and electrolytes to keep you well hydrated without the refined sugars or artificial sweeteners found in most beverages.
In today’s episode, Christa Orecchio, clinical and holistic nutritionist, founder of thewholejourney.com and co-host of a nationally syndicated health talk show called “The Randy and Christa Show: News that Makes you Healthier", discusses everything you need to know about one of today’s most talked about health issues: leaky gut. You’ll learn exactly what leaky gut is and why it’s become an epidemic. We also cover cutting-edge information about how gut bacteria communicate and all about her Gut Thrive in 5 protocol which has helped thousands fix their lingering gut issues. Christa is not only a leaky gut expert but she’s also breaks down the intricacies of complex health issues in easily understandable ways. Do yourself (and your gut) a favor and don’t miss out!
Discover how Dr. Terry Wahls reversed her progressive multiple sclerosis using the paleo diet and functional medicine. In this episode we talk about the specific types and amounts of vegetables you need to be eating each day to reduce inflammation, and why the Wahls protocol can be therapeutic for virtually every autoimmune disease.
Today’s episode is with uber passionate, Max Lugavere, creator of the documentary, Breadhead. Lugavere shares how his mother’s struggle with early cognitive decline sent him on a mission to create a documentary and share the powerful link between diet and brain degeneration with the world!
Tune in to hear about the cutting-edge research revealing that cognitive decline may be a choice you make a checkout. You’ll also learn simple strategies to help keep your brain young and thriving. An episode your brain will truly thank you for.
Listen as Dave Asprey, founder of bulletproofexec.com, creator of bulleproof coffee and author of the Bulletproof Diet: Lose up to a Pound a Day, Reclaim Energy and Focus, Upgrade your life discusses how he lost over 100 pounds eating thousands of calories per day and high amounts of dietary fat. He also talks about simple ways to biohack your health and which toxins in whole foods may be causing your health to suffer. Dave is a wealth of valuable information so don't miss out!
Listen as Sally Fallon, founding president of the Weston A. Price Foundation, discusses how a dentist's trip around the world taught us more about proper nutrition than almost any other expert. She also provides important information about why one of today's most popular dietary strategies can be damaging to you (and your child's) health. Tune in to learn about the sacred foods that kept indigenous cultures thriving, why eating high quality animal products is essential for optimal health, and what you can do to today begin cultivating vibrant health!
Listen as the founders of Paleovalley, Chas & Autumn Smith, discuss common pitfalls that befall many paleo dieters and 8 simple tips for how you can optimize your paleo approach to achieve radiant health. You’ll learn which carbs are dangerous, why thin does not equal healthy and why sometimes it is necessary to go beyond paleo.