Sun, 21 February 2016
180 Nutrition We were told recently that one in four woman show symptoms of an under-active thyroid! So we had no hesitation on focusing some of our podcast today on low thyroid function and some action steps you can start straight away to help.
Today we welcome backMichele Chevalley Hedge.Michele is a Nutritional Medicine Practitioner, (Adv. Dip of Nutritional Medicine, Australia Traditional Medicine Society) and the author of many health related articles. She also has proven strategies to incorporate good nutrition into a fast paced family, as the mother of three teenage children and her own busy practice. She can empathise with all types! A Healthy View recently has expanded Sydney operations to open in New York, with its new online family wellness program Low Sugar Lifestyle.
Questions we ask in this episode:
Hey, this is Guy Lawrence from 180 nutrition and welcome to this week’s episode of “The Health Sessions.”
We welcome back today Michele Chevalley Hedge on the podcast and if you aren’t familiar with Michele and didn’t hear her podcast last year she is a nutritional medicine practitioner. She’s also author of “Beating Sugar Addictions for Dummies.” She’s been a contributor to the Huffington Post, Good Health Magazine, Women’s Fitness, The Sunday Telegraph, The Morning Herald, ABC Radio and Sunrise Channel Seven Weekend Breakfast Show to name a few. It’s actually much bigger than that.
She has a wealth of experience and we are very happy to get her back on the show today where we delve into the topic of hormones. Hormones we feel are a massive contributor to one’s health and how do we knock our hormones out of luck, how can we bring the back in, what influences it, what roles they play in the body.
Thyroids is a common issue, adrenals, cortisols, the list goes on, leptin, serotonin, melatonin. I’m just recapping the interview today but it was an awesome interview.
She shed so much light on the subject and if you are one of those people that is delving into health but are still trying to figure out getting a better night’s sleep, dropping a few kilos of weight and you doing things but still getting frustrated then this is definitely an area we encourage you to look at and as we share the strategies with you and tap into Michele’s wealth of experience today I have no doubt you are going to enjoy this episode.
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It takes two minutes to do and just tell us what’s been helping you, how you listen to the podcasts. We really truly love getting the feedback and love hearing from you guys and it’s more fugal to keep this out there because we’re reaching a lot of people and it’s definitely changing lives which is fantastic. Include the analysis as well.
Anyway let’s go over to Michelle and enjoy the show, cheers.
Stu:Let’s do it.
Guy:All right. His, this is Guy Lawrence, I’m joined with Stuart Cook as always, hi Stu?
Guy:And our lovely guest today Michele Chevalley Hedge, Michele welcome back to the show.
Michele:Hello Stu, hello Guy, hello everybody out here.
Guy:Great to have you back Michele, obviously we were just offline talking about the podcast and we’re picking up more and more listeners every week, new listeners so I’m pretty sure they’ll be a lot of guys out there that happened to hear the previous podcast when you came in last year. Can you just describe for everyone a little bit about yourself, what you do and why we’re super excited to have you back in the show?
Michele:Sure, thank you. Thank you for having me back. I’m a qualified nutritionist and sometimes some of the well-known health editors or even doing a little bit of television will introduce me as Michele Chevalley Hedge, the modern day nutritionist, the nutritionist that likes a little bit of coffee and a little bit of wine and that initially made me very upset. I was like, “Oh no,” and then it really made me real.
That’s a really big part of our philosophy at A Healthy View, my practice, is that we are qualified nutritionists but we really understand real busy people and we like to have a non-extreme approach.
So besides having a busy practice [00:04:00] we also write for many different publications, The Huffington Post, Body and Soul, I wrote a book last year called “Beating Sugar Addictions for Dummies.” Wiley publishing out of New York City commissioned me to write that and I said, “Why ask me to write this? Why aren’t you asking Sarah Wilson and David Gillespie?”
I said, “They’re fantastic in these spaces,” which they are and they said, “Michele the reality is you’re a qualified nutritionist who has been talking about sugar way before sugar was sexy.” That was a lot of fun to write.
We ran programs, we ran retreats, do lots of corporate presenting, do lots of school presenting and so our specialty, our area of specialty is always been talking about sugar but we treat patients for all sorts of reasons, from hormonal dysfunction to weight to ADHD to cognitive dysfunction.
I’m very big in the area of mental health and nutrition. I’ve been speaking a lot on that. Last year I spoke with the Dalai Lama “Happiness and Its Causes,” vitality, energy and serotonin which I want to talk about today.
Guy:Great. Thanks Michele.
Stu:Michele you mentioned hormones as well and that’s the topic that we really want to cover today because a lot of people aren’t aware that their hormones could be holding them back where health is concerned and it can be a culprit in weight loss, weight gain, fatigue, sleep issues, autoimmunity. I wondered if you could just tell us about our hormones. Our listeners right now, what are they and why do we need to support them as we grow older?
Michele:I was so [inaudible 00:05:43] when I got your email to have this podcast and to specialize and talk about hormones because it’s an area of great interest to me.
I’m writing a book about resetting your hormones. [00:06:00] I’m thinking about the tittle could be “It Could Be Your Hormones: Weight, Sleep, Autoimmune.”
Hormones are the special chemical messengers in our body that are incredibly powerful and they affect everything that we do. They affect our sleep, they affect our weight, they affect our energy levels, they affect our autoimmune system, they affect our moods, emotions.
Just on a funny note any woman who has premenstrual tension or any newly pregnant woman who will have hormones firing around their body or any woman going into menopause will immediately know the power of hormones.
I laugh about those things and try to make jokes about them but hormones are incredibly powerful. But some of the ones that we would know even if you’re not in the world of nutritional wellness, things like cortisol, things like insulin, things like leptin, things like melatonin, progesterone, these are all hormones that we really need that for optimal health we need to be safeguarding these type of hormones and how they function in our body.
Guy:Fair enough, I was wondering like when you say [inaudible 00:07:22] what’s the general perception and awareness? You’re in the firing line, you see a lot of people in your practice and your talking. Are people that tuned in or aware about hormones and how they can govern the body from different things?
We see a lot of people inquiring about weight loss especially as you can imagine and they just assume it’s going to be hitting the gym, exercising, cutting up the calories and away we go but obviously it’s a much more complex issue than that.
Michele:I think Guy that that’s a great question. What I think is that as people tend to get [00:08:00] more into nutrition and wellness, they start to look beneath the surface a little bit of just food and start to think, “Wait a minute, what else could be possibly going on in my body?”
So we always say, “Let’s look beneath the surface. Let’s look at what’s happening with your thyroid hormones. Let’s look at what’s happening with your blood insulin hormones. Let’s look at what’s happening with your cortisol hormones.”
Can we Segway and just go into cortisol just for a moment?
Michele:Great. Here’s the thing about cortisol, people will think that they possibly can be gaining weight from food and the reality is yes, poor food choices will lead to insulin dis-regulation, blood sugar dis-regulation insulin being one of our hormones we really want to safeguard.
What happens is people are thinking that that’s all about food and poor food choices. However stress and if we wake up in the morning and we are going and going and going and going and our adrenal glands are on fire, our adrenal glands pump out our cortisol, our cortisol pumps out glucose and this is a wonderful mechanism in the body.
Human nature is amazing because thousands of years ago the body was meant to see a saber tooth tiger, our adrenals were meant to go on fire, our cortisol was meant to pump, our glucose was meant to pump out, kill the saber tooth tiger, glucose goes down, cortisol goes down, adrenal goes back to resting and say, “Thank you very much.”
These days we pop out of bed, we go, “Make somebody breakfast, feed the dog, get to the gym, I better do this, I better do that [00:10:00], oh my goodness, I’ve got the 10:30 meeting,” so we’re going and we’re going and we’re going and we’re going all day long.
I’m not living in ivory tower because this is myself sometimes but I have a very big observation that what’s happening to people is they are creating excess glucose around their body all day long and creating insulin resistance just from stress.
Guy:I was just about to ask you that, can you create excess glucose and spike insulin just from stress?
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Thu, 11 February 2016
180 Nutrition Today we welcome Phillip Day. He is an author, investigative journalist and international speaker . His work revolves around uncovering the most effective treatments available today when it comes to chronic diseases and cancer.
Some of books include - Cancer: Why We're Still Dying to Know the Truth, Health Wars & Simple Changes: 100 Ways to a Happier & Healthier Life
Questions we ask in this episode:
Hey this is Guy Lawrence from 180 Nutrition and welcome to today’s health sessions. We have another cracker of a guest here today and his name is Phillip Day. If you’re unfamiliar with his work, in a nutshell, he is an author, investigative journalist and international speaker and he mainly ... Mainly, his work revolves around uncovering the most effective treatments available today when it comes to chronic diseases in a nutshell and distributing that information to as many people as possible and he’s been doing it for many, many years.
He has a wealth of knowledge, top guy as well and I thoroughly enjoyed interviewing him along with Stu today. We delved mainly into the topic of cancer. He’s very well researched on it including what is cancer, what can we do about it? Is it hereditary? Looking at hospital treatments as well, we even go into other things like metabolic diseases as well, prescription drugs and the medical system itself. This is the podcast I will listen to many times I think.
I got a lot out of it and I think it’s a very important podcast too, so if you are aware of people that might [inaudible 00:01:05] might be suffering or they might have cancer and they are looking to expand their knowledge and awareness on the information that’s out there, this podcast would be a great one to share with them because I think Phillip really articulates it really well, the information he shares with us today. Now, we did film this at night because Phillip was in the UK.
If you’re wondering why Stu is looking a little bit dark on screen, that’s why but I actually thought it did his complexion justice so you’re not going to be disappointed on this and much there, sorry Stu, apologies in advance. Anyway, you’re going to love today’s podcast and if you do, please leave us a review on iTunes. It takes 2 minutes, it’s going to help increase our rankings and it’s going to help increase awareness to podcasts that I feel are super important just like this one.
If you are benefiting from the podcast, if you enjoy them, please just take 2 minutes out of your day, go over to iTunes onto 180 Nutrition [00:02:00] and just leave an honest review. That will be much appreciated and yeah, help us keep getting this word out there because we feel it’s super important. Anyway, this is a cracker of a podcast, let’s go over to Phillip Day. Hi, this is Guy Lawrence. I’m joined with Stuart Cooke as always. Hey, Stu?
Stu: Hello mate.
Guy: Our awesome guest today is Phillip Day. Phillip, welcome to the show.
Phillip: Thank you guys, it’s good to be here.
Guy: Yeah, really appreciate it, very much looking forward to today’s topic. It’s one we’ve been very excited about and getting stuck into. Yeah, looking forward to you sharing your experience and wisdom over the years of what you’ve researched. Before we get into it, would you mind just sharing a little bit about your journey and where it all started for you and what led you down this path in the first place?
Phillip: Well, I was being groomed for big business. I went through a fabulous educational system in the UK and shortly after I left and came out into the big wide world, I had a terrible year when we lost 6 members of our family to cancer. 5 of them died of the chemical treatments, 4 of them committed an insane act posthumously [inaudible 00:03:12] large amounts of their estate to the cancer charities who gave that money back to the drug companies who killed them.
That focused me and I thought, “Hang on, we’re pulling literally millions and millions of pounds into the cancer research fraternity and yet, we don’t have the answer to cancer?” That got me on a bit of a quest and I came at this purely as a private citizen. I have no medical training at all. I came at this from a research standpoint and with the cancer industry, which is the first one I tackled and it’s like everything else. The [defew 00:03:45], degus, it smells.
Bit by bit, I began to piece together what the leading clinics in the world were doing which were getting the results that we all so badly desired, and why the mainline cancer industry or the mainline [00:04:00] oncological system was failing so abysmally. That changed my life basically and I haven’t really turned back since.
Guy: Yeah, and how long has that journey been for you Phillip?
Phillip: 30 years.
Phillip: I’m going to have to go to my old job one day I think.
Stu: Don’t do it.
Phillip: No, it’s been fascinating. I mean you know what? Guy, probably you’ve been in this as well, I’d introduce you two to the facets of human nature which are absolutely fascinating and it’s not just in cancer. I’ve done 14 books on health and probably half a dozen books on other subjects, but it all comes back to the frailty of the human condition and cognitive dissilience and all these lovely little buzz words that perhaps we can touch on as we go through it.
Guy: Yeah, and I’m not sure if you’re aware as Phillip because I worked in the fitness industry for a long time and 180 actually came about from ... I was doing weight training programs for people with cancer and it was a charity. That was when I first heard of your work, so this would be back in probably 2008 and 2009. It was a real eye-opener for me back then and just changed the way everything thought. I met Stu and then we set up this company and started being vocal ourselves out here about different aspects of it but yeah. It’s been an interesting journey.
Phillip: I love the idea of 180, it’s great and you know, one of the fascinating things that you come up against straight away is ... And it doesn’t matter what you’re talking about whether it’s vaccinations or mental health or anything like that. What you come up with is, “Hang on a minute. If the authorities have got it so badly wrong, what else have they got wrong?”
This is where you start to come up against this real ... People cannot accept that we’ve got a problem with what we’re being told about illnesses and we can go onto Zika and look at the latest, what I call, World Health Organization boutique disease for 2016, have a look at that [00:06:00]. Yeah, it’s the same thing and there’s a tremendous amount of resistance among well-meaning, well-trusting members of the public.
Mon, 1 February 2016
180 Nutrition Whether you are an elite athlete, weekend warrior or even a coach potato, there’s much wisdom to be had here.
Ruth Anderson Horrell is a New Zealand representative CrossFit Athlete. She has represented the Australasia region at the World Reebok CrossFit Games in 2011, 2012 and 2013!
Ruth competes for NZ as an Olympic Weightlifter. In 2012 she competed at the Oceania and Trans Tasman Champs. Ruth is a successful co-owner and coach at CrossFit Wild South and works as a Locum small animal veterinarian when she has time :)
Currently she is training towards being Australia’s best female CrossFit athlete. She trains in Los Angeles under the instruction of Dusty Hyland for parts of the year.
In This Episode:
Hey this Guy Lawrence from 180 Nutrition, and welcome to today’s health session. You’ll have to forgive me, it’s nearly 40 degrees Celsius in this room; it is hot. That’s okay, lets push on with the intro. Today’s guest is Ruth Anderson Horrel. She is an incredible athlete, as far as I’m concerned. She’s a Crossfit athlete, if you’re not familiar with her, and she’s been to the Crossfit world games three times. I can assure you now, that is a hell of an achievement. She has a wealth of experience when it comes to exercise, nutrition, and recovery, and I think the one intention was today, whether you’re into Crossfit or not, we really wanted to tap into Ruth’s experience, and wisdom, and hopefully get a few gems across to pick up for everyone, ’cause I think there’s certainly a theme that’s coming across in the podcast, and the way people approach their diet, whether they’re at the elite end of athleticism, or not.
Whether you just move daily and just trying to drop a bit of weight, there’s always some fantastic lessons to be learned from some of the best people that we can get hold of, that’s for sure. The other thing I’d encourage to do as well, is actually follow Ruth on Instagram, and then you’ll start to see what I mean by what her athletic abilities are, and what she is capable of.
Now, I haven’t asked for a review for a while, but I will. We had a fantastic review on iTunes come in the other day. I always ask for them because they obviously help with the rankings, but other people read them as well, and it’ll encourage them to listen to the podcast, so if you’re getting great befits from listening to my podcast every week when we push them out, then it takes two minutes if you could leave a review. The one we had just the other day says, “my favorite podcast by far,” with 5 stars, that was very generous, by [chinlo 00:01:47]. “Thank you, Guy and Stu for hours of learning. My favorite thing to do is listen to your podcast while going for a nice, long walk. I’ve listened to most of them twice or more. I never tire of your fantastic hosting, A-grade guests, [00:02:00] and the wonderful insights your podcasts bring.” I thought that was absolutely wonderful, so thank you for that, and hence why I gave you a shout out.
We read them all. Tell us how you listen to our podcast. I’d be fascinated to hear because we’re in, I think over 50 countries now, getting downloaded anyway, which is really cool. All right. I’m going to stop blabbering. Let’s go over to Ruth Anderson Horrel. Enjoy.
Hi, this is Guy Lawrence. I’m joined with Stuart [Cooke 00:02:27]. Hi, Stu.
Guy:Good to see you. You’re looking well, mate.
Guy:Our lovely guest today is Ruth Anderson Horrel. Welcome, Ruth.
Guy:I just realized, did I pronounce your last name correct?
Ruth:Yeah, that’s good. Yeah.
Guy:Okay. I always get confused slightly on that. You’re not the first guest, either. I have no doubt they’ll be two parties listening in on this podcast today. That’s going to be one that’s going to know [inaudible 00:02:55] is, and who you are and Crossfit fanatics, and then I think a big portion of our listeners, as well. They will have heard of Crossfit, but are not going to have any idea. I think hopefully we can, between us all, please both parties today. That’s our intention, anyway, and tap into some of your experience over the years, which we’re excited about.
Just to start and get the ball rolling, as always on our podcasts, can you just mind sharing a little bit about what you do, including Crossfit and outside of Crossfit as well? I know there’s a lot more to you than just going to Crossfit every day and training your heart out, really, isn’t it?
Ruth:Yeah, yeah. Well, that’s a big part of it. It’s a pretty big goal for the last few years has been competing at the Crossfit games and doing well there. In the meantime, on the Crossfit journey, I ended up opening a Crossfit gym about 5 years ago also. That’s been steadily growing and keeping us busy. That’s been a whole new experience for me, just learning how to run [00:04:00] that business. I also run a website, ruthless.co.nz, where we sell Crossfit equipment and accessories and things. That’s normally a few hours of my day, as well. Then I’m a small animal veterinarian and I’ve been doing that for 2 days a week for the last … I’ve been fairly part time, actually with it, probably for the last 3-4 years, so that I can focus on my training. Yeah.
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