180 Nutrition -The Health Sessions.

This week we welcome to the show Dan Buettner.  He is an explorer, National Geographic Fellow, award-winning journalist and producer, and New York Times bestselling author. He discovered the five places in the world – dubbed Blue Zones – where people live the longest, healthiest lives. His articles about these places in The New York Times Magazine and National Geographic are two of the most popular for both publications.

Buettner now works in partnership with municipal governments, large employers, and health insurance companies to implement Blue Zones Projects in communities, workplaces, and universities. Blue Zones Projects are well-being initiatives that apply lessons from the Blue Zones to entire communities by focusing on changes to the local environment, public policy, and social networks. The program has dramatically improved the health of more than 5 million Americans to date. His books, The Blue Zones: Lessons for Living Longer from the People Who’ve Lived the Longest, Thrive: Finding Happiness the Blue Zones Way, The Blue Zones Solution: Eating and Living Like the World’s Healthiest People, and The Blue Zones of Happiness were all national bestsellers. Buettner has appeared on The Today Show, Oprah, NBC Nightly News, and Good Morning America, and has keynoted speeches at TEDMED, Bill Clinton’s Health Matters Initiative, and Google Zeitgeist. His speech in January 2018 at the World Economic Forum in Davos was chosen as “one of the best of Davos.” Buettner also holds three Guinness World Records in distance cycling.

Questions we ask in this episode:

  •  Your last two books, The Blue Zones and The Blue Zones Solution, are about longevity and learning to live like the world’s centenarians. How, if at all, did that work inspire you to focus on happiness for your new book?
  • There are many books already out there about happiness. What’s different about THE BLUE ZONES OF HAPPINESS?
  • With all your discoveries, what has the most significant impact on a person’s overall happiness?
  • The book includes a Blue Zones Happiness Test. How did you design this test?

his week, we are doing it with the fantastic Dan Buettner. Now, if you’re not familiar with Dan’s work, he’s a multiple New York Times bestselling author, and he was very famously known for the book The Blue Zones. If you’ve been listening to our podcast, you know we’ve covered the topic a little bit from time to time on the air, which absolutely fascinates me. Essentially Blue Zones are dubbed where people live the longest and are the healthiest. His New York Times Sunday magazine article about these places, “The Island Where People Forgot to Die” was one of the Times’s most popular, and his National Geographic cover story, “The Secrets of Living Longer,” was a finalist for National Magazine Award. I think the Blue Zones has even reached cult status where there’s five of them in the world. And we’ll certainly get into that today. But we’re here today to talk about Dan’s new book, The Blue Zones of Happiness, and what really drives happiness and the lessons he’s learned from that. No doubt, you’re gonna enjoy the show today, so let’s go over to Dan Buettner. Hi, this is Guy Lawrence. I’m joined with Stuart Cooke as always. Good morning, Stuart.

Stu

Hello, mate.

Guy

And our awesome guest today is Dan Buettner. Dan, welcome to the show.

Dan

It’s a delight to be here.

Guy

Mate, I’m itching for this. This topic has come up so many times on our podcast over the last few years. Yeah, I can’t wait to get stuck into it. Now, Dan, we ask a question on every show for a guest, and that is, if a stranger stopped you on the street and asked you what you did for a living, what would you say?

Dan

I explore traditional cultures, and I distill their wisdom for other people to use. How’s that?

Guy

That’s perfect.

Stu

That would get me talking for sure, so I like it.

Dan

I’ve had the good fortune to work for National Geographic for the last 15 years, and I’ve developed a bit of a specialty of finding extraordinary populations and then distilling down their wisdom, and we’re very rigorous about measuring these populations and then also using vetted methodologies to distill down, what can we learn from them? So that’s the general …

 

For full transcript and interview:

http://180nutrition.com.au/180-tv/dan-buettner-interview/

Direct download: Dan_Buettner_Podcast.mp3
Category:Health & Nutrition -- posted at: 5:22pm PST

This week we welcome to the show Sara Gottfried MD.  She is a Harvard-trained MD, bestselling author, and leading expert on hormones. She is a board-certified gynecologist who practices functional medicine, but also a regular gal—a busy working mom, constant chauffeur for my daughters, devoted wife, and spiritual seeker.

In her practice, she helps women balance their hormones naturally—starting with their fork. She has a “food first” philosophy and passionately believe that food is the small hinge that swings the biggest doors when it comes to your health.

Questions we ask in this episode:

  • What is Healthspan?
  • What are the levers that most impact Healthspan?
  • How much of our health is determined by genetics versus the environment?
  • What can we expect from your book Younger?
  • If we could focus on just one thing to improve Healthspan, what would you recommend?

This week we have a very special guest for you. I just loved this podcast, and it was with Doctor Sara Gottfried. Now, if you're not familiar with Sara, she's a Harvard trained MD with over 20 years of experience. She's also the author of The New York Times best selling books, The Hormone Cure, The Hormone Reset Diet and her latest book, Younger.

[00:01:00] I kid you not, we had a blast on this podcast. We covered all sorts of topics from her own personal experiences to her thoughts on middle-age and how we can slow that aging process, but even from a disease-free perspective. On top of that what's clear about Sara is that she's a very honest, loving person, and leads by example in everything that she does. She's putting out such a great message to the world. It was just a privilege to have her on the podcast today and share this. We even get to talk about the Costa Rican term for Avila and Tequila. It's safe to say Stu was on fine form today as well as we kick off in 2018.

Anyway, I know you're going to enjoy this podcast. Let's go over to Sara Gottfried. Enjoy.

[00:01:30] Hi this is Guy Lawrence, I'm joined with Stuart Cook as always, good morning Stu.

Stu

Hello, mate.

Guy

Good to see you. A wonderful guest today is Sara Gottfried. Sara, welcome to the show.

Sara

Thank you, so happy to be here.

Guy

It's beautiful Sara. Like Stu was just saying, we've been following you from afar for so long, so it's nice to finally get round to having you on the podcast and exposing you to our listeners.

 

Sara

Same here.

Guy

Sara, we ask a certain question on every show and that is, literally, if you were say on an airplane or in the street and you sat next to a stranger, and they asked you what you did for a living, what would you say?

Sara

I would say I'm a troublemaker.

Stu

Yeah, that's what we like to hear.

Sara

[00:02:30] Well, it depends on the context. What I usually say is, I'm a change agent, I am a change agent for health and wealth, because your greatest wealth is your health. Our healthcare system is broken. I really want to change all those things, I feel like that's my mission, that's the reason why I'm here. I does depend on context. I used to say I'm a bored certified gynecologist, I practice functional medicine. Half the people would turn on their heel and go the opposite direction, so it's evolved over time.

For full transcript and interview:

http://180nutrition.com.au/180-tv/sara-gottfried-interview/ 

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Category:Health & Nutrition -- posted at: 5:15pm PST

In keeping up with tradition, I take a look back over 2017 and pull out some highlights of what episodes had a great impact on me. I've chosen six episodes. Can you guess what they are?

It's true privilege to interview the guests we have on the show, and with a new year upon us, I think it's healthy to reflect upon the year that was. I enjoy taking a trip down memory lane. My hope is that you do to. 

So here's to 2018!

Enjoy, Guy

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Category:Health & Nutrition -- posted at: 12:38pm PST

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