180 Nutrition -The Health Sessions.

This week welcome to the show Laird Hamilton. He is an American athlete, surfer, author, inventor, stunt man, model, producer, TV host, fitness and nutrition expert, husband, father and adrenaline junkie.  He is regarded as one of todays best known big wave surfers.  But at 6’3”, 215 pounds, with an uncommon combination of balance, flexibility, and strength, Laird Hamilton is unique.  In addition to riding many of the biggest waves on the planet, Laird is known as the world-renowned innovator and guiding genius of crossover board sports including tow-in surfing, stand-up paddle boarding, and hydrofoil boarding. In short, Laird Hamilton is the essential Water Man.

Questions we ask in this episode:

  • Describe your mindset leading up to and during life-threatening pursuits (ie. Jaws, Teahupoʻo)
  • What does your training routine look like (on and off season)?
  •  I’ve read that breathwork has become a large component of your training, why?
  • Do you implement any particular stress-reduction techniques?
  • What can we expect from your new movie ‘Take Every Wave’?
  • And much much more..

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Guy

This week, we are doing it with the awesome big wave surfer, Laird Hamilton. I have to say, me and Stu were like kids in a candy shop again today. It was just awesome to get Laird on. If you aren't familiar with Laird, he's an American athlete, surfer, author, inventor, stuntman, model, producer, TV host, fitness and nutrition expert, husband, father and an adrenaline junkie and- did I say?- big wave surfer. We delve into all sorts, today. His training routines. Of course, Wim Hof, and the breath work, I know he's incorporated that into his routine. Mindset; you know, some of these waves he gets on are bigger than- They're huge, I can't even describe; I get scared on a three foot wave. Nutrition, and so forth.

What was clear about Laird: He's a laid back, top guy, and was just happy to share his message and, hopefully, inspire us to make right choices, because he's a great example of a human being. It was awesome to get Laird on and I have no doubt you're gonna enjoy this today.

[00:01:30] Of course, if you enjoy this episode, please share it with other friends and family and, of course, leave us a review on iTunes if you're not subscribed to us, or five-starred us by now, just to help continue to get these episodes out. We're working really, really hard to bring you the best and the latest guests that we think that is gonna compliment the show, and be able to get this information out there to all you guys, as well. I'm loving it, hopefully, you're loving it, and it would be great if you could do that for us.

Anyway, let's go over to Laird Hamilton. Enjoy.

Hi, this is Guy Lawrence. I'm joined with Stuart Cook, as always. Hi, Stu.

Stu

Hello, mate. How are you?

Guy

Very well, thank you. Our awesome guest today is Laird Hamilton. Laird, welcome to the show.

Laird

Thank you very much. Appreciate it.

Guy

Now, mate, I just have to fill you in a little bit with our backgrounds. Stu knows a phenomenal lot about you. He reads your books and everything, and I literally just discovered last year when I did some work with Wim Hof, so I think we're gonna come at it from two very different angles today, doing the interview.

Laird

Perfect. That's the best way.

Guy

[00:02:30] First question we ask everyone on the show, mate, because I'm pretty sure we're gonna be exposing you to a lot of new listeners today that might not be familiar with you, and that is, if some stranger stopped you on the street and asked you what you did for a living, what would you say?

Laird

Well, in the past, I'd probably say I was a sanitation worker or something. A farmer. Anything but a surfer. Normally, people ask me, what do I do? I say, I surf.

Guy

Okay, perfect, perfect. Just to get a little bit of a background, Laird, because I'm not familiar. All I know is that you moved, I think, it was either three or four months old from ... is it San Fran to Hawaii, and then grew up in Hawaii?

Laird

Yeah.

Guy

What I'm intrigued in, what got you into big wave surfing in the first place? Because I've been learning to surf and anything more than three foot terrifies me, at the moment.

Laird

[00:04:30]
Well, lucky for you, then you get terrified a lot. No, I mean, that's a pretty commonly asked question. I think I'm predisposed to like that environment, to like the thrill and the danger. I think I have a disposition for that. Some of the attributing factors to me becoming a big wave rider, I think it was that the ocean was a place that I found a lot of equality. It was a place where I could ... just leave all the worries of the land behind, and maybe be judged, or kind of let your skill do your talking kind of thing, but, yeah. Big is, just for me, in the evolution of being a surfer, is just the apex. It's like if you're a mountain climber, you either go to the most difficult climbs as you evolve, or you go to the biggest mountain, however it is. I think it's a combination of a bunch of different things, but I have a disposition, and I'm kinda predisposed to like danger.

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Category:Health & Nutrition -- posted at: 4:14pm PST

This week welcome to the show Robert Lustig. He is a professor of pediatrics in the UCSF Division of Endocrinology, a member of the Institute for Health Policy Studies and director of the UCSF Weight Assessment for Teen and Child Health (WATCH) Program. Dr. Lustig is a neuroendocrinologist, with basic and clinical training relative to hypothalamic development, anatomy and function. He previously worked at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, TN, where his work with obese children and adults led him to explore the specific role of fructose as a mediator of both chronic disease and continued caloric consumption. His 90-minute UCTV lecture, titled Sugar: The Bitter Truth, has garnered more 5 million views on YouTube.

Questions we ask in this episode:

  • Your YouTube video ‘Sugar: The Bitter Truth’ has almost 7 Million views. Did you expect that kind of response when you released it?
  • What’s the issue with fructose in particular?
  • You were recently quoted in the Australian media as saying; ‘if you feed your kids breakfast cereal, you might as well be giving your kids alcohol’. Please explain...
  • What about fruit, should we be wary of the fructose content?

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Full Transcript & Video Version:

This week, we are doing it with the amazing Robert Lustig. Now, if you're not familiar with Robert, in a nutshell he is a professor of pediatrics in the Division of Endocrinology, if I can say that correctly, where essentially he specializes in childhood obesity. You might have heard the name before, and essentially, Robert released a YouTube video back in, I think it was 2009 or 2010. It went viral and has had nearly 7 million views, which is quite incredible. Even if you type his name up, it's called "Sugar: The Bitter Truth." Better than a video of a double rainbow or whatever going viral, or a cat playing in the kitchen. It was actually something of a very serious message and it was great to get Robert on the show today to basically share with us all his discoveries and what he's finding with sugar, fructose and insulin production, as well. Robert does a fantastic job of simplifying it back down for us, as well, and I promise you, if you do have a lot of sugar in your diet, you're going to think twice about it after today's interview.

[00:02:00] Anyway, I have no doubt you're going to enjoy it anyways. It's all good. It's all good news. Great guy and gets the message across perfectly. Very excited to share that with you. As always guys, if you're enjoying our podcast, please subscribe to us, five star us and leave a review on iTunes, only if you're enjoying them of course and only if it's an honest review. That just helps us get this message out there every week and grow us internationally, as well. Anyway, it is all much appreciated. Let's go over to Robert Lustig. Enjoy.

Hi, this is Guy Lawrence. I'm joined by Stuart Cooke, as always. Hi Stu.

Stu

Hello Guy.

Guy

Our awesome guest today is Mr. Robert Lustig. Robert, welcome to the show.

Robert

Thanks for having me, both of you.

Guy

Very excited mate, very excited. Now Robert, we kick off with one question we ask everyone on this show, and that is if a complete stranger stopped you in the street and asked you what you did for a living, what would you say?

Robert

Right now, I take care of fat kids.

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Category:Health & Nutrition -- posted at: 3:31pm PST

This week welcome to the show Jason Fung. He is a Toronto based nephrologist. He completed medical school and internal medicine at the University of Toronto before finishing his nephrology fellowship at the University of California, Los Angeles at the Cedars-Sinai hospital. He joined Scarborough General Hospital in 2001 where he continues to practice.

Questions we ask in this episode:

  • Fasting can be intimidating and scary. ie: I will starve, waste-away and lose my muscle. Should we be fearful?
  • Is fasting for everyone?
  • The weight loss industry tells us to eat less calories, but snack between meals. Won’t fasting put us into starvation mode?
  • Does fasting give us a license to eat whatever we want when we are not fasting?
  • Can fasting benefit athletes and how would they apply it?

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This week, our awesome guest is Dr. Jason Fung, and we are getting into the topic of fasting. Now, fasting is a topic that we haven’t really covered on the podcast before. I do personally implement little bits of fasting in my life, so it’s great to get a guy that’s been studying it for the last four years and applying it to hundreds and hundreds of patients in his medical practice in the US. We cover things from fasting as an application to obesity, to diabetes, especially Type II, to then obviously just weight loss and the health maintenance and even in athleticism as well, you know, what are the precautions around it, what should be looking for, is fasting hard, can we eat whatever we do outside of fasting and so forth, and why should we do it. Should we be scared of it? Are we going to lose muscle mass? You know, all sorts of stuff. It’s all in there and it was fantastic.

[00:01:30] We had Jason on and basically grilled him for 55 minutes to unleash as much knowledge as we could. No doubt you’re going to enjoy guys, and if you are enjoying the show, please leave us a review on iTunes if you can. Only if you enjoy them of course, but if you subscribe to it, five star it and leave a review for us. It just really helps other people find this podcast as well and get the information, just like yourself right now if you’re a regular listener. That’s one thing I’d ask for guys, and really appreciate it if you do. I read all the reviews and now we’d be happy to read them out on the podcast as well. Anyway, let’s go over to Jason Fung, enjoy.

Hi, this is Guy Lawrence. I’m joined with Stuart Cook. Hi Stu, good morning.

Stu

Hello guys.

Guy

Our awesome guest today is Mr. Jason Fung. Jason, welcome to the show.

Jason

Hey, how are you? [inaudible 00:02:04] be here.

Guy

Thank you, mate. Did I pronounce your surname right? I should have asked you before we started

Jason

Yeah.

Guy

Yeah? Beautiful. Look, the first question I ask everyone on the show is if a complete stranger stopped you on the street and asked you what you did for a living, what would you say?

Jason

[00:03:00] I’m a kidney specialist by trade, so I’m a physician. I trained very conventionally, through internal medicine, and then I did a couple of years in Los Angeles for my nephrology. About 10 years ago now, 8 years ago now, I became very interested in the question of nutrition, obesity, because that’s really the core problem of what faces us in the medical world. A lot of the problems that we face are not what we used to face, which is infections and so on. They’re all metabolic problems, that is, Type II diabetes and all the problems that go along with obesity such as sleep apnea, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and all those sorts of problems. They really take up probably about 40%–50% of the health care budget, so you know, modern Western nations, it’s a huge problem, and worse than that, it’s a growing problem. You’ve all seen the statistics on obesity and Type II diabetes kind of rises right along with that.

[00:04:00] That’s where I really got interested in, trying to see where we kind of went wrong, because obviously what we’re doing was not working. We told everybody, you know, cut calories, eat less, move more. We’ve been saying the same thing for 30 years, we’ve been singing the same song, and nothing has worked. I don’t know why we would keep using it because we knew it didn’t work. That’s really where it came from, that I really started looking into, first, the problems with obesity and the very much related problems of Type II diabetes and how our treatments are really quite incorrect, and really how to properly treat them.

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Category:Health & Nutrition -- posted at: 3:23pm PST

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