180 Nutrition -The Health Sessions.

This week we welcome Dr. Michael Ruscio to the show. He is a doctor, clinical researcher and best-selling author whose practical ideas on healing chronic illness have made him an influential voice in functional and alternative medicine. His research has been published in peer reviewed medical journals and he speaks at integrative medical conferences across the globe.

Dr. Ruscio’s best-selling book, Healthy Gut, Healthy You, has paved the way for a ‘start with the gut’ philosophy which has enabled doctors and patient to obtain improved outcomes with minimal expense and effort.

Questions we ask in this episode:

  • What are the most obvious signs of an imbalanced gut?
  • How effective are shop-bought probiotics?
  • What 3 things compromise our gut health the most?

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In this interview, we discuss his best-selling book, Healthy Gut, Healthy You, and talk about the common roadblocks that people face when attempting to improve their own gut health.

With gut health now regarded as pivotal for optimal health, this conversation is a must-listen. Over to Dr Ruscio.

01:19  Hey, guys, this is Stu from 180 Nutrition, and I am delighted to welcome Dr Michael Ruscio to the show. Dr Ruscio, how are you?

Michael

01:26  Doing well. How are you?

Stu

01:28 Very well, thank you, very well. Thank you so much for your time, and before we jump into the questions today, I would love it if you could just explain to our audience a little bit about your work, who you are, what you do.

Michael

01:42  Sure. Sure. So, essentially, right now I have an alternate medicine practice in Northern California, where I primarily focus on gut health. The interesting thing, though, is that, because the gut connects to so many systems, it kinda congenitally ties me to things like thyroid and autoimmunity, in general, immune health, in addition to just the gut.

02:06  After I was in practice for a while, I started noticing that some of the dictums of progressive, alternative and functional medicine were maybe a bit off, maybe a bit well-intentioned, but probably a bit wasteful and in need of some scientific verification. And so that led to the aspect of getting involved in some of the clinical research that we're doing at my office, trying to answer questions of what really works in this progressive, alternative, integrative model. What, maybe, was good idea, but doesn't really pan out.

02:40  And so, in the clinic, also performing clinical research, and I recently authored a book all about gut health. I also have a website and a podcast and write some articles. So, kind of involved in this, I guess, from multiple aspects. But all about trying to help people improve their health with progressive yet conservative and well-evidenced, vetted information that can, again, get them healthy without subjecting them to unnecessary dietary restrictions, unnecessary supplement popping or testing, and try to really take the best from what's out there and leave the rest.

For full transcript and interview:

https://180nutrition.com.au/180-tv/michael-ruscio-interview/

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Category:Health & Nutrition -- posted at: 6:49pm PST

This week we welcome Andrew Steele to the show. Andrew is a former Olympian and professional athlete. As head of product and professional sport at DNAFit, he shows people how to use their genetic information to get the best results from their training.

Questions we ask in this episode:

  • Why is understanding our DNA important?
  • How can understanding our DNA help us with our sleep quality?
  • I’ve heard a lot about the MTHFR gene, what is its role in the body?

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This week I’m excited to welcome Andrew Steele. Andrew is a former Olympian and now head of product at DNAFit, an award-winning personalized health and well being company. They help people like you and me to better understand our DNA in order to get the most out of nutrition, fitness, and general well-being.

01:02 In this interview we discuss how we can benefit from this technology, the most common things that people change after testing, and also what the future holds for DNA testing itself. I’m really excited about this technology as it offers the advice that has the potential for us to make better choices all around, which is fantastic. Anyway, enough from me, over to Andrew.

01:27 Hey guys, this is Stu from 180 Nutrition, and I’m delighted to welcome Andrew Steele to the show. Andrew, how are you?

Andrew

01:34 I’m good, thanks. Thanks for having me.

Stu

01:35 No mate. Thank you for your time. Before we get into the questions, as well for our listeners that may not be familiar with you or your work, could you just tell us a little bit about yourself, and who you are, and what you do?

Andrew

01:50 Sure, I’m Andrew. I’m in my current role as the head of products at a company called DNAFit. We specialize in looking at the genetic factors behind fitness and exercise response. We allow people via a home DNA test to personalize their diet, personalize their exercise workout, based on not just their own choices and goals, but also by understanding more about they’re made from a genetic factor.

02:19 Then that plays very well into my previous career, if you will, which was I was an Olympic athlete. I ran the 400 meters and the 4×4 Inter-relay for Great Britain. I spent about 12 years competing professionally there and spent a lot of time traveling all over the world and training everywhere. Part of that experience is what led me to discover the role of light DNA and genetics in sport, basically, and that led me to part of this company.

For full transcript and interview:

https://180nutrition.com.au/180-tv/andrew-steele-interview/

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Category:Health & Nutrition -- posted at: 5:38pm PST

This week we welcome Mets Analin to the show. Mets is the CEO of Titan Fitness and has been in the fitness industry for over 21 years. He has seen a huge amount of change over that time, but one thing that he constantly strives to stay consistent is Titan's unbeatable customer service, quality and value. Mets has experienced everything from group fitness instructor to personal training to cleaning and everything in-between. Mind you, he’s still till this day cleaning!

Mets' ultimate vision and mission is to help transform billions of lives through the Titan Fitness experience. This is what drives him to get up every morning, his strength is in leading each of his team in pursuit of achieving their goal.

Questions we ask in this episode:

  • What are the most common mistakes you see people making in the gym?
  •  If we’ve got longevity in mind should we choose cardio vs weights (or both)?
  • Do you recommend a set time limit (ie. no more than 1hr) for optimal training?

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This week, I'm excited to welcome Mets Analin. Mets is the co founder of Titan Fitness, a real powerhouse in the fitness industry, with over 20 years in the industry, Mets is the perfect person to explain how to get the best out of our fitness goals. We discussed the biggest mistakes made in the gym and dive deep into recovery, nutrition, gut health, mindset and so much more. Okay. Over to Mets.

01:12 Hey guys, this is Stu from 180 Nutrition, and I am delighted to welcome a good friend today onto the show. It's Mets Analin. So, Mets, how are you buddy?

Mets

01:22 I'm fantastic, Stu. I just want to say, thank you for this opportunity because I listen to you every week on your podcast. It's amazing.

Stu

01:31 Well, I've been very, very keen to get you on the show because I think you've got a whole heap to contribute. And before we get into the questions, for our listeners that might not be familiar with you, I just wondered if you could just tell us a little bit about who you are, what you do and perhaps why you do it as well.

Mets

01:47 Well, I've been in the fitness game for over 22 years. Actually owning gyms. This is my third gym with my brother, [inaudible 00:01:56] is my brother, and it's been quite a journey and definitely learned a lot. I've also got a challenge that we do Titan Fit 40, so obviously have that, and obviously Titan Muscle and Mind. So, been in the fitness industry for more than half my life, absolutely love it. I grew up as a kid watching my brother as a 10 year old, so I'm turning 42 this year and it's just pretty much been in my blood from a young age. It's huge.

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Category:Health & Nutrition -- posted at: 6:32pm PST

This week we welcome Justin Strahan to the show. Justin Strahan is head of R&D at Joovv, he developed the technology. He is also the husband of another co-founder, Melissa Strahan, the heart of Joovv. Not just any man can take his wife’s dream and make it a reality. Prior to inventing and developing the Joovv Light, he spent his career as an engineer managing design and development teams.

Questions we ask in this episode:

  • Exactly what is light therapy?
  •  How can we use it to better our health?
  •  How does colour play a part in light therapy?

 

This week I'm excited to welcome Justin Strahan. Justin is the cofounder of a company called Joovv that specializes in making light therapy devices that can be used to enhance many different areas of our health. In this episode we talk about what light does to our body and how the wrong type of light can negatively affect our health. We'll discuss the science behind light therapy and the clinical studies that support it as well. Very interesting stuff indeed. Okay. Let's get over to Justin.

01:14 Hey guys. This is Stu from 180 Nutrition, and I am delighted to welcome Justin Strahan to the show. Justin, how are you?

Justin

01:21 Excellent. Thanks for having me.

Stu

01:23 Oh. No problems. Thank you for coming on. First up, Justin, for all of our listeners that may not be familiar with you and what you do in your work, I would love it if you could just give us a little bit of an indication of who you are, what you do, and perhaps why you do it as well.

Justin

01:38 Excellent. Yes. My wife and I, and her sister and husband are all cofounders of Joovv. We started the light therapy company about three years ago now, and it's been an incredible journey. I have been the engineering side of the equation, if you will, responsible for designing and basically kind of the science behind our devices and some of the ways that they've been able to impact people.

For full interview and transcript:

https://180nutrition.com.au/180-tv/justin-strahan-interview/

 

 

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This week we welcome Dr. Tom O’Bryan to the show. He is a world-renowned expert in the field of gluten-related disorders, Non-Celiac Gluten Sensitivity (NCGS), Celiac Disease (CD) and their link to other chronic conditions, including autoimmune disorders and diseases.

He is the founder of theDr.com which was created to educate the public about under-diagnosed and under-treated gluten-related disorders, which affect up to 30% of the population. He views the lack of recognition, diagnosis and treatment of these disorders as a massive public health crisis.

Dr. O’Bryan serves on the faculty of the Institute of Functional Medicine. His Certified Gluten Practitioner course revolutionizes the way healthcare professionals and coaches diagnose and treat patients suffering from gluten-related disorders. Dr. O’Bryan founded and hosted the world’s first Gluten Summit, theGlutenSummit.com, where he interviewed 29 experts and opinion leaders on the topic of gluten-related health issues. In this issues we dig deep into the causes and solutions regarding autoimmunity, enjoy :)

Questions we ask in this episode:

  • Why are seeing more diagnosed cases of autoimmunity these days?
  • Are autoimmune diseases life-long conditions?
  • Where do we start on the road to recovery?

 

00:44 This week, I'm excited to welcome Dr. Tom O'Bryan. As an internationally recognized speaker focusing on food sensitivities, environmental toxins and autoimmune disease, Dr. Tom has just released a groundbreaking book called "How to Fix your Brain," hence, this interview today. The book cover promises to unlock the best memory, productivity and sleep and provides a road map to diagnose prevent and repair neurodegenerative issues.

01:11 Now, this is a topic that's really close to my heart as I have a family history of Alzheimer's Disease, so I was particularly interested in hearing the latest science on this. With neurodegenerative diseases on the rise like never before, I strongly recommend that you put the kettle on, make yourself comfortable and enjoy the conversation. Over to Dr. O'Bryan.

01:35 Hey guys, this is Stu from 180 Nutrition and I am delighted to welcome back Dr. Tom O'Bryan to the show. Thank you so much Dr. O'Bryan for appearing again on the podcast. How are you?

Dr. Tom

01:47 Very well, thank you. Very well. We just launched our new book last week.

Stu

01:54 Yes.

Dr. Tom

01:54 "You Can Fix Your Brain" one hour a week to the best memory, productivity and sleep you've ever had. I was telling you just before we went online here, I just reviewed the brain masterclass, I'm starting to review it, that I've been working on for over a year and there's over 140 interviews and videos that I've done and there are clips of this that we talk about what is Lactoferrin and how does that help brain function. Then, we go over to what are Lipopolysaccharides and how do they cause a problem with brain function. I'm looking at this and it's so great.

02:32 I'm so happy to see the book, right now on Amazon is number 1 in 10 categories and it's a number 36 of all books on Amazon right now, which is just remarkable. I'm very grateful to all of our friends who have been telling their tribes, "Get this book."

For full interview and transcript:

http://180nutrition.com.au/180-tv/dr-tom-obryan-interview-2/

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Category:Health & Nutrition -- posted at: 6:48pm PST

This week we welcome Sonya Pemberton to the show. She is one of Australia’s leading factual television producers specialising in science. She has written, directed and produced over 50 hours of broadcast documentary and executive produced many award-winning factual series and one-off programs. Sonya was Head of Specialist Factual at ABC Television from 2004-2007, where she commissioned 300+ hours of factual television. Her understanding of audiences’ desire for smart, accessible TV saw ratings rise across the genres.

Sonya’s science programs have won more than 30 major international awards and she has been three times honoured with the prestigious Eureka Prize for Science Journalism (2003, 2004, 2008). In 2011 Immortal won the Australian Health Journalist of the Year, Best Science at Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival and, in 2012, US News and Documentary Emmy for Outstanding Science Programming. In 2011 Sonya joined forces with Australia’s largest Independent production company Cordell Jigsaw Zapruder (CJZ) to create Genepool Productions – Australia’s first television production company focusing on quality science programming. Genepool’s first feature documentary, Jabbed – love fear and vaccines, was broadcast on SBS TV, May 26 2013.

Questions asked in the episode
 
- How can we tell if our supplements are of a good quality?
- Were there any alarming discoveries regarding vitamins while making the film?
Many vitamins proclaim to be 100% natural, is this just a marketing ploy?
 
 

00:44 This week. I'm excited to welcome Sonia Pemberton. Sonia is one of Australia's leading documentary producers and she specializes in making compelling high quality science films. Her films have been screened in dozens of international festivals and won more than 70 major awards, including an Emmy for outstanding science programming. In this episode we discuss Sonya's latest film, Vitamania that digs deep into the vitamin industry. We chat about the safety of these products, the current regulations, and ask the question if we actually need them at all. The movie completely reshaped my opinion on the humble vitamin pill and I thoroughly recommend watching it. I hope you enjoyed this episode as much as I did. Let's get over to Sonya. Hey guys, this is Stu from 180 Nutrition and I am delighted to welcome Sonya Pemberton to the show. Good morning, Sonya. How are you?

Sonya

01:40 Hello Stu. I'm very well. Thank you.

Stu

01:42 Good stuff. Well, thank you first up for sharing some of your time with us today. And before we get into the conversation, I would love it if you could just tell our listeners a little bit about who you are, what you do, and perhaps why you do it as well.

Sonya

01:56 

For full interview and transcript:

http://180nutrition.com.au/180-tv/sonya-pemberton-interview/ 

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Category:Health & Nutrition -- posted at: 8:03pm PST

This week we welcome Dr Joel Fuhrman to the show. Dr Joel Fuhrman  is an American celebrity doctor who advocates what he calls a micronutrient-rich diet.

A former competitive figure skater, he suffered a serious injury which removed him from competition. He says an alternative medicine therapy helped speed his recovery and led him to become a physician. His practice is based on his nutrition-based approach to obesity and chronic disease, also referred to as a nutritarian or restrictive diet, as well as promoting his products and books. He has written several books promoting his dietary approaches and sells a related line of nutrition related products. As of April 2013, his book Eat to Live was on the New York Times bestseller paperback Advice & Misc. list for 90 weeks.

Questions we ask in this episode:

  • What is the Nutritarian Diet?
  • Is gut health as important as we’re led to believe?
  • What are the top 3 foods to consume with longevity in mind?

00:44 This week, I'm excited to welcome Dr. Joel Fuhrman. Dr. Fuhrman is board certified family physician, a New York Times bestselling author and internationally recognized expert on nutrition and naturally healing. He advocates a micro-nutrient rich diet and explains how eating this way unleashes the body's tremendous ability to heal, achieve optimal weight, and slow the aging process. In this episode, we discuss the health issues linked to a modern-day processed diet and how eating G-BOMBs, more on this later, can help get us back on track. Even if you think you've got your diet covered, I guarantee you'll learn something from this conversation. So, enough from me. Over to Dr. Fuhrman.

01:29 Hey guys. This is Stu from 180 Nutrition and I am delighted to welcome Dr. Joel Fuhrman to the show. Dr. Fuhrman, how are you?

Joel

01:37 Great to be here.

Stu

01:39 Thank you.

Joel

01:40 Fantastic.

Stu

01:40 Thank you. First up, for all of those listeners out there that may not be familiar with you or your work, I'd love it if you could just spend a couple of minutes just telling us a little bit about what you do and perhaps why you do it as well.

Joel

01:54 Well, I've been a board certified [inaudible 00:01:56] family physician specializing in nutrition for about 30 years now. I specifically went to medical school with the intent to do what I do, which is to reverse disease to aggressive nutritional methods. So, people with chronic migraines, fibromyalgia, asthma, advanced heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure, auto-immune conditions like scleroderma, psoriasis, rheumatoid arthritis, ulcerative colitis, I'm making the radical claim that nutritional excellence is more powerful than medication. You could get people back to great health again without poisoning them with toxic drugs. I developed a career around that.

02:39 Aligned with that idea I've been treating sick people and getting them well again through nutrition, not through medications, is this concept of developing the ideal diet style to maximally extend the human lifespan. I've had thousands of people who have lost more than a hundred pounds, but the point I'm making right now is that it's not just about losing weight, it's about slowing the aging process, maintaining our youthful vigor, and our athletic abilities and our mental abilities into our later years and living to 100 years old in great health. I think that these modern advances in nutritional science are making this possible today for those of us that want that.

03:16 I'm president of the Nutritional Research Foundation. In other words, we raise money to do nutritional research studies and I've published numerous research projects and am involved with studies ongoing now, to show that we can protect ... we can prevent cancer and if people have cancer they can live longer. We're doing disease reversal and disease prevention studies as well, utilizing this nutritarian portfolio of these high-nutrient foods we have put together to design this ideal diet to maximize human longevity.

For full transcript and interview: 

http://180nutrition.com.au/180-tv/dr-joel-fuhrman-interview/ ‎

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Category:Health & Nutrition -- posted at: 8:01pm PST

This week we welcome Dr Peter Osborne to the show. He is the clinical director of Origins Health Care in Sugar Land, Texas. He is a Doctor of pastoral science, and a Board Certified Clinical Nutritionist.

Often times referred to as “The Gluten Free Warrior”, he is one of the most sought after alternative and nutritional experts in the world. His practice is centered on helping nutritionally support those with painful chronic degenerative and autoimmune problems using natural methods. He is one of the world’s leading authorities on gluten sensitivity, and lectures nationally to both the public as well as doctors on this and many other nutritionally related topics. He is the founder Gluten Free Society, the author of The Gluten Free Health Solution and The Glutenology Health Matrix, a series of digital videos and ebooks designed to help educate the world about gluten. In addition, he is the author of the best selling book, No Grain No Pain, published by Touchstone (Simon & Schuster)

Dr. Osborne has served as the executive director and the vice president for the American Clinical Board of Nutrition. He is on the advisory board for Functional Medicine University.

Questions we ask in this episode:

  • What are the tell-tale signs of gluten sensitivity?
  • If we eliminate grains, do we need to look to other foods to avoid deficiencies?
  • What everyday foods/practices do you believe can compromise the health of our gut?

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This week, I’m excited to welcome Dr. Peter Osborne. Dr. Osborne is one of the world’s leading authorities on gluten sensitivity. Amongst many other exploits, he’s the founder of the Gluten Free Society, the author of the Gluten Free Health Solution, and the Glutenology Health Matrix, and the best selling book, No Grain, No Pain. In this episode, we discuss the biggest contributing factors that compromise our immune system and the best areas to tackle to start the healing process. Having the opportunity to connect with world experts is a real honor for me and I always come away feeling empowered, and this episode was no exception as Dr. Osborne is a true wealth of knowledge. So I really hope you enjoy this as much as I did. Okay. Let’s get into the show.

01:34 Hey guys, this is Stu from 180 Nutrition and I am delighted to welcome Dr. Peter Osborne to the show. Dr Osborne. How are you?

Peter

01:42 I’m doing fantastic. Thanks for asking. How about yourself?

Stu

01:45 Yeah, really, really good at. It’s 8:00 on a Friday morning, so I should be a little bit dusty, but I’m feeling okay. I’ve had a good breakfast and I’m ready to go. First off for our audience that might not be familiar with your work, I would love it if you could just tell our listeners a little bit about what you do and perhaps why you do it as well.

Peter

02:07 Yeah, so I started out about 18 years ago clinical practice. I left the VA Hospital here in Houston, Texas after a very disgruntled stint in the rheumatology department, and I was very disgruntled with the way that people were being treated. They were being treated with high levels of immune suppressants and steroid medications and surgical joint procedure replacements. And to me it was not a solution, it wasn’t an answer, nobody got better. It just seemed like a system. And I’m a veteran myself. So having these veterans come through the hospital and not being treated properly, it really didn’t sit well with me. So when I started my own private practice, one of the things that I made it a point of was to implement diet, lifestyle and nutrition into people with chronic autoimmune problems, because that’s where I was.

02:57 At VA Hospital, rheumatology, it’s rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, Scleroderma, dermatomyositis. Diseases like psoriatic arthritis and spondyloarthritis. So joint pains, muscle pains, chronic autoimmune in nature. And there just wasn’t a real viable medical option outside of immune suppression, which to me was not a solution.

For full transcript and interview:

http://180nutrition.com.au/180-tv/dr-peter-osborne-interview/

 

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Category:Health & Nutrition -- posted at: 7:53pm PST

 This week we welcome Dane Johnson to the show. Dane is the owner and Founder of CrohnsColitisLifestyle. Dane’s passion for holistic nutrition began after he experienced a life threatening battle with Crohns Disease & Ulcerative Colitis. Natural medicine played a large role in his recovery and allowed him to discontinue the use of conventional drugs.

Dane is a leading practitioner in the holistic community with over 10 years experience in the Health & Wellness industry. He received his Holistic Nutrition Degree from The Energetic Health Institute and has since helped others find natural solutions to their own personal battles with Crohns/Colitis. Dane has been featured in fitness magazines such as ‘Fitness for Men’ and known for his natural recovery from a life threatening battle with Crohns Disease/Ulcerative Colitis.

Dane is the creator of the proprietary healing program – S.H.I.E.L.D; Co-founder of the non-profit NutritionHeals foundation, founder of CCLifestyle, and member of the National Association of Nutrition Professionals. During his battle with Crohns/Colitis, he always wished there was a place where he could connect with others who suffer and help build a healing plan. That place is now CCLifestyle!

Questions we ask in this episode:

  • What treatments did conventional medicine offer and how effective were they?
  • What was the turning point that made you explore alternative treatments?
  • What factors do you believe were the most powerful in terms of healing?

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00:44 This week, I’m excited to welcome Dane Johnson. Dane is the owner and founder of Crohn’s Colitis Lifestyle. His passion for holistic nutrition began after he experienced a life-threatening battle with Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis. Natural medicine played a large role in his recovery and allowed him to discontinue the use of conventional drugs. In this episode, we discuss the shift that Dane embraced that ultimately led to his path of self-healing. We chat about how and when Dane explored natural medicine and discusses healing program shield that outlines the six pillars of healing that provided the greatest results. With so many of us suffering digestive disorders today, I’m so grateful to be able to connect you with Dane and share his knowledge. So without further ado, let’s get over to Dane.

01:34 Hey guys, this is Stu from 180 Nutrition and I am delighted to welcome Dane Johnson to the show. Dane, how are you?

Dane

01:42 Thank you for having me Stu. Hey everybody. Hope you’re having the best day.
Stu

01:46 Fantastic. Again, very thankful to be able to dive into some of your wisdom today and I know that our listeners are gonna love what you have to say, but first up, for all of those that may not be familiar with what you do, I wonder if you could just tell us a little bit about yourself, what you do and perhaps why you do it.

Dane

02:04 So I help people create alternative personalized programs for reversing symptoms of Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis.

For full transcript and interview:

http://180nutrition.com.au/180-tv/dane-johnson-interview/ ‎

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Category:Health & Nutrition -- posted at: 5:01pm PST

This week we welcome Ariel Garten to the show. Ariel Garten is the CEO and co-founder of InteraXon, which creates thought controlled computing products and applications. Ariel has also researched at the Krembil Neuroscience Institute studying hippocampal neurogenesis, displayed work at the Art Gallery of Ontario, been head designer at a fashion label, and opened Toronto Fashion Week. Referred to as the “Brain Guru”, Ariel and her team’s work has been featured in hundreds of articles in over 20 countries.

Questions we ask in this episode:

  • Please explain the process of meditating with Muse?
  • What diet/supplements are useful in enhancing our brains capability?
  • How important do you think a positive mindset is for overall health?

This week I'm excited to welcome Ariel Garten. Ariel is an artist, scientist, entrepreneur and CEO of InteraXon, a company specialized in thought controlled computing. In this episode we discuss Muse, the brain sensing headband. Muse is a wearable device that sits on your head and tracks your brain activity in real time, which brings the practice of meditation into a whole new light. We chat about how meditation can impact our overall health, and discuss the tools, tips, supplements and strategies that can help us get the most from our meditation sessions. 01:18 I like so many of us personally struggle with meditation, but it looks like Muse could be a real game changer in this space. Enough from me. Over to Ariel. Hey, guys. This is Stu from 180 Nutrition, and I am delighted to welcome Ariel Garten to the show. Good morning, Ariel, how are you? Although I say good morning, so it's probably not good morning for you, is it?

Ariel

01:44 I'm in Canada. It is nighttime here, so good evening, good night to everybody in this side of the hemisphere, and good morning to you 

Stu

01:52 Thank you very much. First up, for everybody that may not be familiar with you and your work, I'd love it if you could just tell our listeners a little bit about who you are, what you do and perhaps why you do it as well.

Ariel

02:03 Sure. My name is Ariel and I'm the founder of a company called Muse. We make a device that is a brain sensing headband that helps you meditate, gives you real-time feedback on your meditation so that you can know when you're in the zone and when your mind is wandering. Yes.

Stu

02:21 I was just literally going to jump in there with the meditation aspect as well.

Ariel

02:29 Jump. 02:30 Jump straight in. I was just telling you before that I really struggle with meditation, and after running a podcast for almost five years the take home for me from a lot of the world experts are that meditation is so critically, or it is so critical for overall health in terms of switching off all of the noise.

Stu

02:52 I liken my own personal journey with meditation as to perhaps standing outside a shop and sells televisions, and in the window of the shop there are 100 different screens. Each screen is showing something quite different. That's how my mind is. I'm thinking about this while looking at that, and there's something else happening up here. I've through Headspace, a billion different meditation apps, tried transcendental, tried many different practices and I really struggle with it. 03:21 Very, very interested in Muse and you sharing what Muse is in terms of a tech perspective with our audience, because I'm thinking that it might open up a whole different way of approaching meditation.

Ariel

03:34 What you described is essentially why we built Muse. Everybody knows meditation is fantastic for you, but frankly it's very hard to do. You can sit there even if you're guided by an app and your mind is still wandering all over the place. For some people that can be really scary. You're sitting there. Your mind is supposed to be blank, you imagine, even though that's not what meditation is, and it's bouncing all over the place. You say, "Oh, jeez. I'm not good at this. This is not for me." You end up feeling worse about yourself and not meditating. 04:02 We wanted to build a tool that literally would hold your hand while you meditate and let you hear in real time what was going on inside your mind and guide you and show you what it is that you're supposed to be doing, and reinforce you when you do it right. Stu: 04:16 Sounds like a very useful piece of kit. How does the process work? 04:23 You slip on this little device. This is your Muse. It slips on just like a pair of glasses like this, and it tracks your meditation in real time. There are sensors, two sensors on the forehead and two behind the ears. These are actually clinical-grade EEG sensors. They're actually tracking your brain's brainwave activity in real time. It then sends that data to your smart phone or tablet, which interprets the data and lets you hear the sound of your own brain. 04:52 The metaphor we use is your mind is like the weather. When you're thinking, distracted, it's bouncing all over the place, you hear it is stormy. As you bring yourself to quiet, focused attention it actually quiets the storm. Most people think that meditation is just the idea of letting your mind go blank. It's not. Meditation is actually mental training, and the most basic form of meditation is focused attention meditation. In that you are focusing your attention on your breath or on a neutral object. 05:20 How you do it is you focus your attention on your breath. Your mind wanders. You notice it wanders and then you bring it back to your breath. In doing so you're able to train and maintain your attention. Now, what happens for most of us is our mind wanders, it continues to wander, and then we catch, and, "Oh, right. We're supposed to bring it back." 05:39 This act of noticing it's wandered and bringing it back is like doing your bench press rep at the gym. That's the rep of meditation, noticing it, bringing it back. In a regular meditation you might be wandering one, three, five minutes before you notice and bring it back. With Muse, it cues you instantly. You instantly bring it back, so you can literally get in many times more reps at the gym. You really are honed in that practice of noticing and returning.

For full transcript and interview:

http://180nutrition.com.au/180-tv/ariel-garten-interview/ ‎

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Stu: This week we welcome Alicia Lynn Diaz to the show. Alicia Lynn Diaz, MA, AHP is a spiritual leader, Ayurvedic health practitioner and miracle activator who illuminates the sacred power of impact makers on a mission to create a thriving world for future generations. She is the founder of Sacred Satsang, a spiritual development and personal transformation group program that combines ancient Vedic wisdom with modern-day science to assist Truth seekers in actualizing their greatest potential.

She has mentored extensively under the world renowned Vedic masters, Dr Vasant Lad and Dr Pankaj Naram, who was an advisor to the Dalai Lama and Mother Theresa. Alicia’s experience as a Holistic Health Practitioner, Clinical Physiologist and University Professor combined with deep spiritual mentorship has given her a unique ability to translate this ancient wisdom in a potent way that is relevant to our modern world. Alicia Lynn is deeply committed to global awakening and the transformation of healthcare, environmental and humanitarian constructs. She believes that God is calling us as leaders to realize our souls purpose and be a catalyst to the highest evolution of our society so we can move towards operating as one integrated whole.

Questions we ask in this episode:

  •  What are the 6 stages of disease manifestation?
  • How does emotional trauma impact our overall health?
  • Is gut health as important as we’re led to believe?

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00:44 This week I'm excited to welcome Alicia Lynn Diaz. Alicia is a spiritual healer and Ayurveda health practitioner who combines ancient wisdom with modern day science to help clients irradiate illness, dissolve emotional blocks, and start the journey to self healing. In this episode we discuss the six stages of disease manifestation and how hidden emotional trauma can be impact your health. We chat about traditional medicine versus modern day medicine, and the strategies that we can follow to transform our health, starting today.

01:16 Now, I got a huge amount from this conversation. So, enough from me, over to Alicia.

01:26 Hey, guys. This is Stu from 180 Nutrition, and I am delighted today to welcome Alicia Lynn Diaz to the show. Good morning Alicia. How are you?

Alicia

01:33 Good morning. Thank you for having me, Stuart.

Stu

01:35 No problems. Very intrigued to talk to you about your specialty today, and we're gonna get into that in a sec. But first up, I just love it if you could just tell our listeners a little bit about what you do, and perhaps why you do it as well?

Alicia

01:50 Yeah, my pleasure. So, I practice a form of wholistic medicine called Ayurveda, which is traditional Indian medicine. And, if you've ever heard of this before I'd like you to wipe clean anything you thought you knew of it. And, if you've never heard about it before I'd like you to just enter into this conversation with wide-eyed curiosity, because the term itself can be a little bit like, "Oh, how do you pronounce that? What is that?"

For full transcript and interview:

http://180nutrition.com.au/180-tv/alicia-lynn-diaz-interview/

 

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This week we welcome Catherine Price to the show. She is a science journalist who recently wrote HOW TO BREAK UP WITH YOUR PHONE (Ten Speed Press, 2018), reveals some of the many ways in which our phones are affecting our productivity, creativity, relationships, memory, attention spans, and sleep—and provides a personalized plan for how to take back your life from your device (without giving it up completely). For more info (and interview requests) please visit the book’s website, phonebreakup.com.

Questions we ask in this episode:

  • What are the tell-tale signs of an unhealthy relationship with our phone?
  • Which apps or functions of our phone are the most addictive?
  • What is the smartphone compulsion test?

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his week, I’m excited to welcome Catherine Price. Catherine is an author and science journalist who graduated from Yale and Berkeley Universities. In this episode, we discuss her book, How to Break Up with Your Phone, which presents a practical, hands-on plan to break up, and then make up with your phone. The ultimate goal, a long-term relationship with your phone that actually feels good.

01:07 If you feel that your relationship with your phone is becoming unhealthy, and that you’re losing hours of your day stuck in a virtual world, then this interview is for you. I hope you enjoy this as much as I did. Over to Catherine.

01:23 Hey guys, this is Stu from 180 Nutrition, and I am delighted to welcome Catherine Price to the show. Hello, Catherine. How are you?

Catherine

01:31 I am very well. Thank you for inviting me.

Stu

01:33 No problems at all. Thank you for accepting. First up, for all of our listeners that may not be familiar with your work, I would love for you to tell us a little bit about yourself, what you do and perhaps why you do it.

Catherine

01:46 Sure. I am an American science journalist and have an interest in health and nutrition. My last book was called Vitamania: How Vitamins Revolutionized the Way We Think About Food. But my most recent book and the reason I’m here today is called How to Break Up with Your Phone: The 30-Day Plan to Take Back Your Life, and it is about how to create a healthier relationship with your devices so that you can keep the part that you love, but minimize or get rid of the parts that make you feel like you’re wasting your life.

For full transcript and interview:

http://180nutrition.com.au/180-tv/catherine-price-interview/

 

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Category:Health & Nutrition -- posted at: 8:24pm PST

This week we welcome Dr. Tom O’Bryan to the show. He is a world-renowned expert in the field of gluten-related disorders, Non-Celiac Gluten Sensitivity (NCGS), Celiac Disease (CD) and their link to other chronic conditions, including autoimmune disorders and diseases.

He is the founder of theDr.com which was created to educate the public about under-diagnosed and under-treated gluten-related disorders, which affect up to 30% of the population. He views the lack of recognition, diagnosis and treatment of these disorders as a massive public health crisis.

Dr. O’Bryan serves on the faculty of the Institute of Functional Medicine. His Certified Gluten Practitioner course revolutionizes the way healthcare professionals and coaches diagnose and treat patients suffering from gluten-related disorders. Dr. O’Bryan founded and hosted the world’s first Gluten Summit, theGlutenSummit.com, where he interviewed 29 experts and opinion leaders on the topic of gluten-related health issues.

He holds teaching Faculty positions with the Institute for Functional Medicine and the National University of Health Sciences. Dr. O’Bryan is always one of the most respected, highly-appreciated speakers. Dr. O’Bryan’s passion is in teaching the many manifestations of Gluten Sensitivity and Celiac Disease as they occur inside and outside of the intestines.

Questions we ask in this episode:

  • Why are seeing more diagnosed cases of autoimmunity these days?
  • Are autoimmune diseases life-long conditions?
  • Where do we start on the road to recovery?

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This week I’m excited to welcome Dr. Tom O’Bryan. Dr. O’Bryan is an internationally recognized and sought after speaker specializing in wheat, its impact on health, and the development of autoimmune diseases. In this episode, we discuss the potential triggers for autoimmune issues and how simple changes to our modern day living can make a huge difference to our long term health.

00:01:07 There’ll be something for everyone in this interview as we uncover the daily habits that could be impacting our immune systems. Fascinating stuff. Let’s go over to Dr. O’Bryan.

Tom 

00:01:20 Hey.

Stu

00:01:21 Hey guys, this is Stu from 180 Nutrition, and I am delighted to welcome Dr. Tom O’Bryan to the show. Good morning, Dr. O’Bryan.

Tom

00:01:29 Good day to you.

Stu

00:01:31 Fantastic. First up, thank you for sharing your time. Much appreciative. The work you do is unbelievable. We’ve had many requests from you from our listeners on the show. For any of our listeners that haven’t heard about your work, not familiar with you at all, I’d love it if you could just tell us a little bit about what you do and perhaps why you do it?

Tom

00:02:00 Sure. What do I do? Well, our new book will come out in about six weeks. It’s called You Can Fix Your Brain: One Hour a Week To the Best Memory, Productivity, and Sleep You’ve Ever Had. It’s already ranked number one on Amazon under strokes and neurological disease, so that is great that the word’s already getting out there.

00:02:28 This is my second book. The first book came out a couple of years ago called The Autoimmune Fix.

Stu

00:02:33 Okay.

For full transcript and interview:

http://180nutrition.com.au/180-tv/dr-tom-obryan-interview/ 

 

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Stu: This week we welcome Dr. Ritamarie Loscalzo to the show. Dr. Ritamarie Loscalzo is fiercely committed to transforming our current broken disease-care system into a true health care system where each and every practitioner is skilled at finding the root cause of health challenges and using ancient healing wisdom married with modern scientific research to restore balance.

As the founder of the Institute of Nutritional Endocrinology, Dr. Ritamarie specializes in using the wisdom of nature to restore balance to hormones with a special emphasis on thyroid, adrenal, and insulin imbalances. Her practitioner training programs empower health and nutrition practitioners to get to the root cause of health concerns by using functional assessments and natural therapeutics to balance the endocrine system, the master controller.

Dr. Ritamarie is a licensed Doctor of Chiropractic with Certification in Acupuncture and is a Diplomat of the American Clinical Nutrition Board. She is a Certified Clinical Nutritionist with a Master of Science in Human Nutrition and Computer Science, and she has completed a 2-year, 500-hour Herbal Medicine Program.

Dr. Ritamarie is also a certified living foods chef, instructor, and coach, and she has trained and certified hundreds of others in the art of using palate-pleasing, whole fresh food as medicine. As a certified HeartMath® provider, Dr. Ritamarie is passionate about using HeartMath® techniques to guide clients and reduce the negative impact of stress on their health.

A best-selling author, speaker, and internationally recognized nutrition and women’s health authority with over 23 years of clinical experience, Dr. Ritamarie offers online courses, long-distance coaching and counseling, and deeply empowering and informative live events.

Her articles have appeared in the Journal of Nutritional Perspectives, Natural Awakenings, Purely Delicious, and many other national magazines as well as countless online publications.

Questions we ask in this episode:

  • What techniques can we consider to reduce stress in our everyday lives?
  • What causes brain fog and how can we reduce it?
  • Can you explain the principles behind HeartMath®

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Stu

00:44 This week I'm excited to welcome Dr. Ritamarie Loscalzo. Dr. Ritamarie has a chiropractor, nutritionist, and nutritional endocrinology specialists. She educates those who want to understand and attack the root cause of their health issues to resolve, rather than take pills or trendy diets to mask the problem. In this episode, we discuss the issues of stress from feeling tired and wired to the tools, tips, and strategies to eliminate brain fog and boost energy. Dr. Ritamarie also shares a 2-minute breathing tip that can really change your day. Anyway enough from me, let's get into the show.

01:25 Hey guys, this is Stu from 180 Nutrition and I am delighted to welcome Dr. Ritamarie Loscalzo to the show today. Good morning Dr. Ritamarie, how are you?

Ritamarie

01:25 Good afternoon.

Stu

01:35 Good afternoon. I've said that every single time in different parts of the world. Loving the backdrop as well. I have to say for everybody that's listening or watching us on video version, yeah, it's definitely where we want to be today. First up, for everybody out there that may not be familiar with your work, I would love it if you could just tell us a little bit about yourself, what you do and perhaps why you do it.

Ritamarie

02:04 Yeah, absolutely. I am passionate about helping people to regain their energy, their vitality, and to be the best of themselves so that they can live the life they were intended. I so often see people struggling and suffering and saddling basically for not really living the life that they want to because they're exhausted, their brain fogged, they'd just feel out of balance and out of sorts. I also am so passionate about changing the way the system works because I think a lot of it is because we're brainwashed from the time we're little that you have an ache or pain, you go to the doctor, you get a pill, and it takes care of it. As you age, you get frail and slow down and all that kind of stuff, and we expect that so we get it.

02:51 I think that our system needs to change. I also train health practitioners in the art of using nutrition to affect endocrinology and, use holistic and functional medicine techniques, and to do that in a big part is empowering people. It's what I call self-empowered healthcare. Why am I so passionate about that is I lost my own health when I was in my 20s when time of your life when you think you're at your peak. I was able to regain it, not through Western medicine, but through the kind of work that I now do, which is in nutrition and functional medicine.

03:24 I also lost three very close to actually more than three, but three extremely close family members; my mother, my father, and my sister to what I think were preventable illnesses, but their doctors didn't know what to tell them to do to change their diet and lifestyle.

For full transcript and interview:

http://180nutrition.com.au/180-tv/dr-ritamarie-l…alzo-interview/

 

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Category:Health & Nutrition -- posted at: 7:43pm PST

Stu: This week we welcome Nicole Bijlsma to the show. She is a woman of passion, and her passion lies in environmental medicine. Nicole is an accomplished naturopath, acupuncturist, IICRC accredited mould remediation technician and building biologist who began clinical practice in 1989. Nicole is the author of the best seller Healthy Home, Healthy Family, was a columnist for Body+Soul (Herald Sun) and is frequently consulted by the media to comment on health hazards in the built environment (The 7PM Project, Sunrise, The Today Show, The Circle, Channel 7 News, Today Tonight, Channel 74, ABC radio, Fox FM, numerous webinars and podcasts).

Nicole has thirty years experience lecturing at tertiary institutions, and has published in peer-reviewed journals. Her extensive knowledge in environmental medicine has seen her speak at various conferences both in Australia and abroad (USA, Thailand, New Zealand). Nicole single handedly established the building biology industry in Australia, was the former President of the Australasian Society of Building Biologists and established the Australian College of Environmental Studies (RTO #21740) to educate people about the health hazards in the built environment. The college is the only institution in Australia to provide nationally accredited training in Building Biology and Feng Shui. Nicole is currently undertaking her PhD investigating health hazards in the built environment under the supervision of Professor Marc Cohen at RMIT.

Questions we ask in this episode:

  • What are the top 3 culprits that create an unhealthy home?
  • What health symptoms might we experience from an unhealthy home?

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This week, I'm excited to welcome Nicole Bijlsma. Nicole is an accomplished nutripath, acupuncturist, mold remediation technician, building biologist and author. She explains how our home health affects our own health, and outlines the simple steps we can take to create a healthy, low-allergy home. In this episode, we discuss the fundamentals of creating and maintaining a healthy home. We cover tap water, wireless devices, personal care and how selecting the right cleaning products can significantly impact our health.

01:15 Now, I personally got a huge amount out of this episode and had a great time, too. She is a great character, so listen, enough from me. Let's get over to Nicole.

01:27 Hey guys, this is Stu from 180 Nutrition and I am delighted to welcome Nicole Bijlsma to the show. Good morning, Nicole, how are you?

Nicole

01:34 Morning, Stuart. Good thanks.

Stu

01:36 Thank you so much for joining us this morning, Nicole. And I know we're gonna get into some real gems today about healthy home living and everything as well that that means, but just for our audience that may not be familiar with you or your work, I just wondered if you could tell us a little bit about yourself, what you do and perhaps why you do it.

Nicole

01:57 Sure. Well, I'm a building biologist, which essentially means I go into people's homes to determine if their house is making them sick.

For full transcript and interview:

http://180nutrition.com.au/180-tv/nicole-bijlsma-interview/

 

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Category:Health & Nutrition -- posted at: 4:53pm PST

This week we welcome Hannah Crum to the show. She is The Kombucha Mamma, founder of Kombucha Kamp (http://www.kombuchakamp.com/), the most visited website in the world for Kombucha information, recipes and advice. KKamp's mission is to “change the world, one gut at a time.” Along with partner Alex LaGory, Hannah is also an industry journalist & Master Brewer, directly mentoring thousands of new and experienced Kombucha brewers and providing consultation services for Kombucha start-ups since 2007. Together, Hannah and Alex co-founded Kombucha Brewers International, a non-profit trade association dedicated to promoting bottled Kombucha around the world. Kombucha Kamp classes, advice and reporting have been featured in BevNet, Beverage Spectrum Magazine, Whole Life Times Magazine, Los Angeles Times, Elephant Journal, Vital Juice and many others while her instructional video series with E-How/Expert Village has racked up over 1 million views. Alex and Hannah have written their first 400 page book, The Big Book of Kombucha (Storey Publishing, 2016), which covers every aspect of brewing Kombucha including 400 recipes, history, research and more. Hannah is also a leader and featured speaker in the Southern California Real Food movement, using the “Kombucha Lifestyle” as an introduction to other fermented foods, gut health, the human microbiome, “bacteriosapiens” and more.

She has truly lived up to her title as The Kombucha Mamma by shipping freshly grown, full-size Kombucha starter cultures to more than 10,000 people worldwide and offers kits and Continuous Brew Packages, the ultimate in convenient homebrewed Kombucha, via her webstore: http://store.kombuchakamp.com/. Kombucha is incredibly easy to make and a lifetime supply can be made from one fresh, healthy culture. Learn more and get a Free “Do-It-Yourself” Kombucha Guide with brewing, bottling & flavoring tips by visiting: http://www.kombuchakamp.com/kombucha-recipe. Don’t forget the Kombucha Kamp motto: Trust your gut!

Questions we ask in this episode:

  • What are the health benefits from drinking kombucha?
  • What’s the process for making our own kombucha?
  • How can we tell if shop-bought versions are really authentic?

 

00:44 This week I’m excited to welcome Hannah Crum. Hannah is the Kombucha Mamma. She’s a master brewer, consultant, and educator who empowers people to safely brew kombucha tea. In this episode, we discuss the process of home brewing, the healing benefits, and how live cultures can really enhance our wellbeing. If you’re interested in learning more about the wonders of kombucha and nourishing your gut with this delicious drink, you will love this podcast. Over to Hannah.

01:15 Hey, this is Stu from 180 Nutrition, and I’m delighted to welcome Hannah Crum to the show. Good morning, Hannah, for me at least. Good afternoon, no doubt, for you. How are you?

Hannah 

01:25 I’m great. How are you Stuart?

Stu

01:28 Very well, thank you. Very well. Really pleased to connect with you because kombucha is a hot topic. Very popular over here. But before we go into the questions, I just wonder if you could tell our listeners a little bit about yourself. Who you are, what you do, and perhaps why you do it as well.

Hannah

01:47 Sure. I’m Hannah Crum, also known as the Kombucha Mamma. I’ve been brewing and educating people about kombucha for almost 15 years.

For full transcript and interview:

http://180nutrition.com.au/180-tv/hannah-crum-interview/

 

 

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Category:Health & Nutrition -- posted at: 4:59pm PST

This week we welcome Dawson Church to the show. Dawson Church, PhD, is an award-winning author whose best-selling book The Genie in Your Genes (www.YourGeniusGene.com) has been hailed by reviewers as a breakthrough in our understanding of the link between emotions and genetics. His follow-up title Mind to Matter, (www.MindToMatter.club) reviews the science of peak mental states. He founded the National Institute for Integrative Healthcare (www.NIIH.org) to study and implement promising evidence-based psychological and medical techniques. His groundbreaking research has been published in prestigious scientific journals. He is the editor of Energy Psychology: Theory, Research, and Treatment, a peer-reviewed professional journal (www.EnergyPsychologyJournal.org) and a blogger for the Huffington Post. He shares how to apply the breakthroughs of energy psychology to health and athletic performance through EFT Universe (www.EFTUniverse.com), one of the largest alternative medicine sites on the web.

Questions we ask in this episode:

  • What are the principals behind EFT?
  • What is EFT best used for?
  • Do I need a trained therapist?

This week, I'm excited to welcome Dawson Church.

Dawson is a health writer and researcher who has edited and authored a number of books in the fields of health, psychology and spirituality. In this particular episode, we focus largely on EFT, which is emotional freedom techniques and specifically the science and studies that support it. I learn a huge amount during our chat including strategies, which may help me overcome my fear of spiders. Fascinating stuff. Without further ado, let's get into the show. Hey, guys. This is Stu from 180 Nutrition and I'm delighted to welcome Dawson Church to the show. Good morning or good evening, afternoon Dawson for you. Sorry. You're in a different continent, aren't you?

Dawson

01:31 All of the above, Stuart.

Stu

01:35 Brilliant.

Dawson

01:35 Different part of the world.

Stu

01:36 Exactly. Well, we are connected which is the most important thing. Thank you again for your time and before we get into the questions today, I would love if you could just tell our listeners that may not be familiar about who you are, a little bit about your work and what you do and why you do it?

Dawson

01:54 Sure. Well, I've been intrigued by energy healing for many, many years. When I was a teenager after high school, I went and lived in a spiritual community where I learned energy healing and learned meditation, so these things are part of my awareness for a long, long time, but what I found really exciting starting in the 1980s where meditation was first being studied was the accumulation or empirical evidence that things like practices, like compassion, like mindfulness, like meditation, like acupuncture, acupressure, all of these seemingly esoteric energetic practices have direct effects and initially the research was on the psyche, so is on anxiety and depression, pain, but now, we have the tools like MRIs, and EEGs to actually drill down and see if they're affecting us physiologically, dramatically.

For the last many, 20, 25 years, I've been collecting evidence, I've been writing books, I've been running clinical trials, I've been doing social projects all to try, and raise the profile of energy medicine in primary care. I wanted in veterans administration hospitals, I wanted in primary care clinics, I wanted in psychotherapy offices. As we get to realize and understand just how profoundly this affects our wellness, I believe it has a place at the frontline of medical care so that's really what my passion is now and that's why I've written ... My earlier book is called, "The Genie in Your Genes," about epigenetics and now this new book, "Mind to Matter," about how our brains and our minds literally are having drastic effects to our bodies and the world around us.

For full interview and transcript:

http://180nutrition.com.au/180-tv/dawson-church-interview/

 

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Category:Health & Nutrition -- posted at: 7:50pm PST

This week we welcome back Alyssa Azar to the show. Alyssa began trekking in 2005 with her first challenge, crossing the Kokoda Track in Papua New Guinea. Alyssa then trekked in Nepal, completed treks such as Everest Base Camp and Kokoda numerous times, Mt Kosciuszko in Australia, the Aussie 10 (the 10 highest peaks in Australia), Mt Kilimanjaro.

After completing Mt Kilimanjaro in 2011, Alyssa began climbing by doing a mountaineering course in NZ. Since then she has climbed in South America and Nepal on various expeditions to different peaks including: Ama Dablam, Aconcagua, Manaslu and two Everest Expeditions.

Alyssa was on Everest both in 2014 and 2015 when the Avalanche and the Nepal Earthquake occurred and closed the mountain.

In 2016 Alyssa returned for a third time and on the 21st May 2016 became the Youngest Australian to Summit Mount Everest.
She has since gone on and climbed again on Aconcagua as well as a summit of the highest mountain in Europe – Mt Elbrus in Russia. Alyssa is currently preparing for a Northside Everest Expedition climbing from Tibet.

She is also now leading climbs on many of the Seven Summits in 2018 and 2019.

Questions we ask in this episode:

  • What drives you to want to achieve goals that appear to be so hard?
  • Tell us about your training routine leading up to a big climb.
  • What strategies to do you take to recover from a huge climb?

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Stu

This week, I'm excited to welcome Alyssa Azar. Alyssa was the youngest person to cross the Kokoda track as an 8 year old in 2005. And the youngest Australian to summit Mount Everest, of which she has now climbed twice. Unbelievable. In this interview, we discuss her diet, training and mindset used to get her to the top of the world and how she approaches goals of such a magnitude. I hope you enjoy this chat as much as I did as she's a real inspiration who is truly following her dream. Over to Alyssa.

01:20 Hey guys, this is Stu from 180 Nutrition, and I am delighted to welcome Alyssa Azar to the show. Good morning Alyssa, how are you?

Alyssa

01:27 Good morning. I'm good.

Stu

01:29 Thank you so much for joining us Alyssa. And I'd love it if you could just tell our listeners that may not be familiar with who you are, a little bit about yourself please.

Alyssa

 01:41 Yeah, so my name's Alyssa Azar. I'm 21 from Brisbane, but essentially I'm a mountaineer. And so just recently summited Everest for the second time. So originally climbed it from the south side and just recently got back from climbing it from the north side in Tibet. But really, how I got started into that was quite young.

02:02 I got into trekking, and that kind of happened just being exposed to it through my dad. So pretty much since I was four or five years old, he was guiding people across the Kokoda track. That's what he does for a living. And so I was kind of exposed to this world of adventure a little bit. But was always interested in the mountains and so I think I was always gonna sort of end up there at some point. But yeah, most of my weekends were out bush walking and I just loved it. And yeah, kind of harassed my dad to take me to Kokoda. I was obsessed with it. And yeah, he did. So I was eight years old when I first crossed the Kokoda track. And then from there, every few years we'd try and do another trip somewhere. And it was then, Everest base camp, Kilimanjaro, and it was often Kilimanjaro that I realized Everest had always been this thing in the back of my mind. And I'm gonna go for it and set the goal and then I knew, it's gonna be a few years away, but yeah started preparing for it and that's essentially been my life I guess. For the last few years now.

For full transcript and interview:

http://180nutrition.com.au/180-tv/alyssa-azar-interview/

 

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Category:Health & Nutrition -- posted at: 8:20pm PST

This week we welcome back Michele Chevalley Hedge to the show. 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:

  • What are the tell-tale signs of hormone imbalance?
  • In terms of nutrition, what foods most negatively impact our hormones?
  • How long does it typically take to start seeing (and feeling) positive results?

This week, I'm excited to welcome Michele Chevalley Hedge. Michele is a highly commended nutritionist, health writer and presenter who is often introduced as the modern day nutritionist, the one who likes a bit of wine and coffee. Love it. Her latest book, The Healthy Hormone Diet, offers a four week reset to help reduce weight, increase energy, and improve mood, which is what we're gonna talk about today.

01:07 Now, I really love Michele's approach to health and nutrition, and I know you'll enjoy this interview as much as I did. Over to Michele.

01:19 Hey guys. This is Stu from 180 Nutrition, and I'm delighted to welcome Michele Chevalley Hedge back to the show. Good afternoon Michele. How are you?

Michele

01:27 Hi Stu. Thanks for having me on.

Stu

01:29 No problems. Look, before we jump into all of the good bits about the show today, I would love it if you could just tell our listeners a little bit about who you are and what you do.

Michele

01:40 Okay, sure. My name is Michele Chevalley Hedge. I'm a qualified nutritionist, and I'm the founder of A Healthy View. And I chose that name for my business because as a nutritionist I believe in a healthy view, and not an extreme one. I'm often introduced as the modern day nutritionist, the one who likes a little bit of a cheeky pinot, and a little bit of coffee, which I first, Stu, you know, when I was first introduced like that-

For full interview and transcript:

http://180nutrition.com.au/180-tv/michele-chevalley-interview2/

Direct download: Michele_Hedge_Podcast.mp3
Category:Health & Nutrition -- posted at: 8:59pm PST

Stu: This week we welcome Jeff Chilton to the show. He has been in the mushroom industry since 1973. He is a founding member of the World Society for Mushroom Biology and Mushroom Products and a member of the International Society for Mushroom Science. Jeff Chilton’s company, Nammex, was the first company to offer certified organic mushrooms to the supplement industry in the United States. Nammex extracts are used by many supplement companies and are considered high quality based on scientific analysis of the active compounds.

Questions we ask in this episode:

  • Questions asked in the episode
  • Does the way mushrooms are grown affect their medicinal activity?
  •  Which single mushroom offers the most ‘bang for buck’?
  • How can we determine if mushroom supplements live up to their claims?

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This week I'm excited to welcome Jeff Chilton. Jeff has been a pioneer in the medicinal mushroom industry every since he began his career working on a large commercial mushroom farm in the '70s. In this episode we discuss medicinal mushrooms, mushroom industry flaws and the surprising ingredient that may be lurking in your mushroom products. I wonder what that is.

01:06 Jeff is a wealth of knowledge, and given the recent popularity of mushroom supplements, a timely guest on the show. So let's head over to Jeff. Hey guys, this is Stu from 180 Nutrition. And I'm delighted to welcome Jeff Chilton to the show. Good morning Jeff, how are you?

Jeff

01:28 Hi Stuart, how're you doing? I'm fine.

Stu

01:30 Very well thank you. I really appreciate you sharing some time with us today. And we generally start the show with asking our guests just to tell our audience a little bit about who you are and what you do as well please Jeff.

Jeff

01:47 I was born and raised in the Pacific northwest of the United States, in the Seattle area. And this is a part of the world that we call evergreen, so that we've got forests, and lots of lakes and rivers and waters. I came of age actually in the '60s, which was quite a time actually-

For full transcript and interview:

 http://180nutrition.com.au/180-tv/jeff-clinton-interview/ ‎

 

Direct download: Jeff_Chilton_Podcast.mp3
Category:Health & Nutrition -- posted at: 6:51pm PST

 This week we welcome Dr. William Davis to the show. He is a Milwaukee-based American cardiologist and author of health books known for his stance against "modern wheat", which he labels a "perfect, chronic poison." This view had previously been rejected by the medical and agricultural industry based on conjecture, minimal controlled studies, and challenges inherent to clinical research,however anecdotal evidence such as Dr. Davis's and among many patients in the western populace suggest more research is necessary to understand and measure physiological and psychological influences that gluten and today's contemporary cultivars of wheat may have on human health apart from non-therapeutic dietary trends. In a review of May 2015 published in Gastroenterology, Fasano et al. conclude that, although there is an evident "fad component" to the recent rise in popularity of the gluten-free diet, there is also growing and unquestionable evidence of the existence of non-celiac gluten sensitivity.

Questions we ask in this episode:

  •  Is wheat really as harmful as we’re led to believe?
  • What’s the connection of wheat consumption and heart disease?
  • Can 2 slices of wholewheat bread raise blood sugar levels higher than a snickers bar?

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Stu

This week, I’m excited to welcome Dr. William Davis. Dr. Davis is a cardiologist and author of the New York Times best-selling book, Wheat Belly. He’s known for his stance against modern wheat, and believes that it’s the single largest contributor to the nationwide obesity epidemic. Fascinating stuff. In this episode, we discuss how he witnessed over 2000 patients regain their health, after giving up wheat. Also, get this, while eating a Snickers bar is less unhealthy than eating two slices of bread. You guys have been asking for this interview for a while now, and I’m truly honored to chat to Dr. Davis today. Let’s get into the show. 01:25 Hey guys, this is Stu from 180 Nutrition, and I am delighted to welcome Dr. William Davis to the show. Good morning Dr. Davis, although, it probably isn’t morning for you is it? It’s probably the afternoon.

William

01:36 It’s dinner time around here Stu.

Stu

01:37 Oh okay. No problems. Look, firstly thank you so much for sharing your time. For all those that may not be familiar with your work, and there probably won’t be that many people that aren’t, I would love for you to tell our listeners a little bit about who you are and what you do.

William

01:53 I practiced cardiology, interventional cardiology for about 25 years. Became very disenchanted, disappointment what that meant, and practiced preventive cardiology, but truly tried to stop and reverse coronary disease. Did it in many people, and that led to the writing of my Wheat Belly series of books, and then more recently the undoctored book.

For full transcript and interview:

http://180nutrition.com.au/180-tv/dr-william-davis-interview/ ‎

Direct download: William_Davis_Podcast.mp3
Category:Health & Nutrition -- posted at: 6:38pm PST

This week we welcome Amy Clover to the show. She is a writer , fitness personality for Cyberobics & McFit (over 150 gyms across Europe feature me on a big screen), motivational speaker, teacher and mental health advocate.

Questions we ask in this episode:

  • What are the lesser recognised signs of an unhealthy mindset?
  • What strategies do you call upon if/when you’re feeling low?
  • What type of exercise delivered the best results?

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Stu

00:03 Hey, this is Stu from 180 Nutrition and welcome to another episode of The Health Sessions. It's here that we connect with the world's best experts in health, wellness and human performance in an attempt to cut through the confusion around what it actually takes to achieve long lasting health. Now, I'm sure that's something that we all strive to have. I certainly do.

00:23 Before we get into the show today, you might not know that we make products too. That's right. We're into whole food nutrition and have a range of superfoods and natural supplements to help support your day. If you are curious, want to find out more, just jump over to our website. That is 180nutrition.com.au and take a look. Okay, back to the show.
Stu: 00:44 This week, I'm excited to work with Amy Clover. Maybe has an inspiring story starting with OCD, depression and suicidal thoughts as a teenager to then go onto empower hundreds of thousands of people with her online community called Strong Inside Out. In this episode, we discuss how she used exercise to the flip the switch, how social media can lead us down the wrong path and the strategies that we can call upon when we're feeling down. She is filled with energy and has really made the connection between movement and mindset. I know that you will love this episode. Without further ado, let's get into the show.

01:23 Hwy guys, this is Stu from 180 Nutrition and I am delighted to welcome Amy Clover to the show. Good morning Amy. Or don't say good morning, I think it's afternoon for you, isn't it?

Amy

01:33 It is. It is. But good morning to you.

Stu

01:36 Thank you so much. First up, for all of our listeners over here that might not be familiar with your work, I would love it if you could just tell us a little bit about yourself and what you do.

Amy

01:48 Sure, I am a coach. I'm a writer. I'm a teacher and I'm the force behind a movement called Strong Inside Out and what that is, is it all lives over in stronginsideout.com and we help people tear down these shaming metric-based health standard and replace them with individual health that just feels good instead.

For full transcript and interview:

http://180nutrition.com.au/180-tv/amy-clover-interview/ ‎

 

Direct download: Amy_Clover_Podcast.mp3
Category:Health & Nutrition -- posted at: 5:49pm PST

Stu: This week we welcome Jim Kwik to the show. He is the founder of Kwik Learning and a widely recognized world expert in speed-reading, memory improvement, brain performance, and accelerated learning.

For over two decades, he has served as the brain coach to students, seniors, entrepreneurs, and educators, and as an advisor to many of the world’s leading CEOs and celebrities.

Questions we ask in this episode:

  • What do you say to those who self-label themselves as ‘just having a poor memory’?
  • What do you think are the most common roadblocks where learning is concerned?
  • What are your thoughts on artificial stimulants like coffee or energy drinks?
  • Do you think that nutrition can impact our mental performance?

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 This week, I'm excited to welcome Jim Kwik. Now Jim is the founder of Kwik Learning, a widely recognized world expert in speed reading, memory improvement, brain performance, and accelerated learning. In this episode, we discuss the strategies he developed to improve the productivity of our brains, and on the flip side, the most common roadblocks that hold us back from our full potential.
Stu: 00:01:02 So if you think you've been burdened with a poor memory, or you struggle to remember phone numbers, or simply want to sharpen your brain, then you will get a lot from this interview. Anyway, enough rambling from me. Let's get into the show.

Stu

 00:01:18 Hey guys, this is Stu from 180 Nutrition, and I am delighted to welcome Jim Kwik to the show. Good morning, Jim. How are you?

Jim

00:01:25 Stu, thank you, and thank everybody who's joining us. Looking forward to this.

Stu

 00:01:29 Fantastic. So Jim, before we get into the nuts and bolts of the show today, I would love if you could just tell our listeners a little bit about yourself, what you do, why you do it, and go for it.

Jim

 00:01:46 Sounds good. Well, if people are listening to this episode, at some level they're probably interested in improving their mental performance, their focus, their memory, they want to read faster, they know their brain controls every aspect of their life. If people see me on stage or on YouTube, they've seen me memorize 100 people's names. Like literally, 100 people stand up and I'll remember their names, or they'll give me 100 words or 100 numbers, and I'll memorize them forwards and backwards.

But I always tell people, Stu, I don't do this to impress you. I do this more to express to you what's possible because the truth is every single person who's listening to this can do that and a lot more. The only challenge is we weren't taught. If anything, we were taught a lie, a lie that somehow our intelligence, our potential, our memory for instance is somehow fixed, like our shoe size.

For full interview and transcript:

http://180nutrition.com.au/180-tv/jim-kwik-interview/

Direct download: Jim_Kwik_Podcast.mp3
Category:Health & Nutrition -- posted at: 5:49pm PST

Stu: This week we welcome Stig Severinsen to the show. He is a Danish freediver. He is a four-time world freediving champion and holder of multiple Guinness World Records. He wrote Træk Vejret – mere energi, mindre stress (2009), published in English in 2010 as Breatheology – The Art of Conscious Breathing.

Questions we ask in this episode:

  • How can we improve performance with just our breath?
  • Why do most of us panic to breathe after 15 seconds underwater?
  • Can our breathing patterns improve the way we sleep?
  • I’ve heard you talk about being ‘relaxed in an instance’, how can we achieve this?

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 This week I'm excited to welcome an old friend, Stig Severinsen. Stig is a world free diving champion. He holds multiple Guinness World Records for his aquatic exploits and he's an expert, no surprise, on the art of conscious breathing. In this episode we discuss how he's mastered the art of breathing into a practice that allows us to perform better every single day both physically and mentally and how we can become relaxed in an instant, so great technique. I tried it. It works surprisingly well. He's a great guy. His world record attempt will astound you, so please dial, have a listen. Enough rambling from me. Let's get into the show.

Hey guys. This is Stu from 180 Nutrition and I am delighted to welcome Stig Severinsen to the show. Good morning, Stig.

Stig

00:01:32 Good morning, sir, and thank you very much.

Stu

00:01:34 Thank you so much for joining us. I think first up before we get into the juicy questions, I would love it if you could just tell our listeners a little bit about who you are and what you do.

Stig

00:01:46 Well, I'm a very curious person by nature, so to speak. I always loved animals, biology. So even before you got into books and all that, I loved to study nature and catch animals and observe them. So I was kind of born to become a biologist, which I then did 20, 25 odd years later. And then I went into ... Did a PhD study in medicine and so forth, went into more scientific work. But I've always been very curious, and I loved to understand more about the connection between animals, between organs. Now of course with human beings, the organs, the brain, our inner organs, so how can we optimize our health and our performance, sports basically? And how can we use then, what is my big mission in life, breathing techniques to alter to the state of mind? For example, go into the state of flow, into the zone as it's also called. How can we be in a work flow and in a more happy place in life in general? And doing most of that from breathing connected with, of course, positive psychology and the theory of flow.

Full Interview & transcript:

http://180nutrition.com.au/180-tv/stig-severinsen-interview/

Direct download: Stig_Severinsen_Podcast.mp3
Category:Health & Nutrition -- posted at: 5:43pm PST

Stu: This week we welcome Thomas DeLauer. He is an American celebrity trainer, entrepreneur and an author, known for his writings on inflammation inside of the human body. His fitness journey started when he was 12, while studying art history in Italy. After seeing fitness models on magazine covers, Thomas became interested in creating a muscular physique of his own. He quickly developed a passion for exercising.

During his early 20s, Thomas took some time away from the gym to focus on his career as an entrepreneur. During that time, he developed some unhealthy habits and became overweight. He realized he needed to get back into the gym, so he spent several months training hard to get back into shape.

After several months of hard work, Thomas got his old physique back and decided to start a new business that would compliment his love for fitness, so Thomas became a personal trainer. Ever since he made the switch to fitness, he went on to grow his name successfully, and help clients around the world transform their lifestyles.

Questions asked in the episode

Are carbs the enemy or can we use them to our advantage for optimizing health?
Do you think keto is the ‘magic pill’ for weight loss?
- What are your thoughts on ‘looking fit’ vs ‘being healthy’?
- What do you do to ensure that you get the best night’s sleep?
 
 
 Stu

Okay, back to the show. This week I am excited to welcome Thomas DeLauer. Now Thomas is an expert in the world of chronic inflammation. He’s a pioneer in personal transformation. He’s got a great story himself. He’s a host of a very successful and hugely educational YouTube channel as well. So in this episode, this week we discuss the many faces of inflammation. How it’s probably sabotaging your health goals. We discuss looking fit versus being healthy and whether the ketogenic diet is right for you.

So Thomas is a great guy, hugely knowledgeable, and I’m really excited to be able to share this info with you today. Anyway, enough rambling for me. Let’s get back to the show.
[00:01:30] Hey guys, this is Stu from 180 Nutrition and I am delighted to welcome Thomas Delauer to the show today. Good morning Thomas. How are you?

Thomas

What is going on? Thanks for having me.

Stu

Good stuff. So look, first up Thomas, for everybody out there, specifically over here as well, that may not be familiar with what you do, I’d love for you to just tell us a little bit about yourself. Why you do what you do as well.

Thomas

Yeah. I’ll give you kind of the 30 second elevator pitch here.

Stu

Great.

Thomas

[00:02:30] So a lot of people that do know me, know me probably from YouTube and Facebook. Just from the plethora of videos I put out there but my main claim to fame was my transformation. I was 280 pounds and working kind of in a corporate healthcare environment. Very unhappy person. Very unhealthy person. I was focused on money and focused on business and focused on career. So I had a big transformation in my life. Now I’m 180 pounds. Been on covers of multiple magazines, T.V., everything like that, so in all harnessing the power of the Ketogenic diet, fasting, and really understanding inflammation. And working closely with a lot of physicians over my career, cause I was in the health care industry. I owned an ancillary lab services company.

So that was really my claim to fame. Harnessing the power of all these doctors that I worked around and utilizing it to really transform my life. Then I realized that I had a gift for articulating more complex scientific subjects and articulating health and physiology and really breaking it down for people. That’s what I do now. I create lots of videos for a living and fortunately help lots of people, or so I think I do.

 

For full interview and transcript:
http://180nutrition.com.au/180-tv/thomas-delauer-interview/
Direct download: Thomas_Delauer.mp3
Category:Health & Nutrition -- posted at: 6:18pm PST

This week we welcome to the show Kate Kordsmeier. She is an Atlanta-based freelance food and travel writer and recipe developer for more than 100 publications, including USA Today, EatingWell, Travel + Leisure, Cooking Light, The Washington Post, Clean Eating, Conde Nast Traveler, FITNESS, Delta Sky, Women’s Health, American Way, Shape, Wine Enthusiast, Vegetarian Times, The Travel Channel, SELF, Rachael Ray Every Day, Real Simple, Esquire, Modern Luxury and DRAFT. She is also the former Atlanta Editor for About.com, the author of the cookbook Atlanta Chef’s Table: Extraordinary Recipes from the Big Peach and the founder of Root + Revel, a food and wellness site devoted to natural living.

Questions we ask in this episode:

  • How did you use real food to heal from PCOS?
  • What led you to explore a natural approach to healing?
  • Did you supplement your diet during this time?
  • What external/lifestyle factors contributed to your illness?

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Stu

Hey, this is Stu from 180 Nutrition and welcome to another episode of the health sessions. It’s here that we connect with the world’s best experts in health, wellness, and human performance in an attempt to cut through the confusion on what it actually takes to achieve long lasting health. [00:00:30] Before we get into the show today, you might not know that we make products, too. That’s right. We’re into whole food nutrition and have a range of superfoods and natural supplements that help support your day. If you’re curious, jump over to 180Nutrition.com.au, and take a look. [00:01:00] Okay, back to the show. This week, I am excited to welcome Kate Kordsmeier to the show. Kate is a US-based food and travel writer. She is a recipe developer. She is also founder of a food and wellness site called Root and Revel. Well worth a look. In this episode, we concentrate on Kate’s journey in healing herself from PCOS, that’s Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, and also hyperthyroidism. And also, we talk in depth about her experience with conventional medicine versus functional medicine. And regardless of where you are in life right now, I think you’ll get a lot out of this episode. Kate is a lovely lady. We have a lot of fun, and she’s got some great info to share. Anyway, enough rambling from me. Let’s get into the show. Hey guys, this is Stu from 180 Nutrition, and I am delighted to welcome Kate Kordsmeier to the show. Good morning, Kate.

Kate

Good evening from Atlanta.

Stu

Oh, right. Okay. We’ve got our … Yeah, in different time zones.

Kate

Yeah.

Stu

Kate, really, really excited to pick your brains and have you tell your story as well on the show. First up, before we get into all of that stuff, I’d love if you could tell our listeners a little bit about who you are and what you do.

Kate

Sure. Let’s see. My name is Kate Kordsmeier. I have been a freelance food writer and recipe developer for about 10 years. About two … A little more than two years ago, I started a holistic health and wellness blog called Root and Revel, and I now do that full time. And oh, my cat’s coming to say hello.

For full transcript and interview:

http://180nutrition.com.au/180-tv/kate-kordemeier-interview/

Direct download: Kate_Kordsmeier_podcast.mp3
Category:Health & Nutrition -- posted at: 7:02pm PST

This week we welcome to the show Brad Davidson. This week we welcome to the show Brad Davidson. Brad is the author of The Stark Naked 21 Day Metabolic Reset, and Creator of the nutrition program EatSleepRecover.com He is a highly respected nutrition and fitness expert, a world- renowned strength coach, and an international speaker on the topic of metabolism and performance enhancement.

Brad grew up in McMinnville, a small town in Oregon and moved to California in 1998 to pursue his passion for health and fitness. Today he has grown into a leading authority in helping high achieving executives, professional athletes, tactical athletes, and highly driven individuals to offset and optimize their insatiable need to push themselves beyond physical limits. In the last 3 years Brad has consulted for over 450 CEO’s, athletes from 28 professional teams, 10 First Round NFL Draft picks, 4 Miss California contestants, 9 top athletes from the Crossfit Games, and active tactical members from SWAT, SEB, and the Navy Seals.

Brad has recently been featured in Fast Company, Inc. Magazine, The New York Post, Details Magazine, Muscle & Fitness Magazine, Men’s Fitness Magazine, and Martha Stewart Living.

Questions we ask in this episode:

  • How can we determine if our passion for health & fitness becomes an obsession?
  • What are the typical roadblocks that tend to hold us back from our health goals?
  • Can we change our metabolism or is it set for life?
  • How can ‘Type A’ personalities improve sleep quality?

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Stu

[00:00:30] Hey, this is Stu from 180 Nutrition and welcome to another episode of The Health Sessions. It's here that we connect with the world's best experts in health, wellness and human performance in an attempt to cut through the confusion around what it takes to achieve a long lasting health. Before we get into the show today, you might not know that we make products too. That's right. We're into whole food nutrition, have a range of super foods and natural supplements to help support your day. If you're curious, you want to find out more, jump over to 180nutrition.com.au and take a look. Okay. Back to the show.

[00:01:00] This week I am super excited to welcome Brad Davidson. Now Brad is an author, a performance coach, speaker and presenter and is an expert on the topic of metabolism. Brad wrote his bestselling book "Stark Naked 21-Day Metabolic Reset," which has been the topic of conversation around our office for a while. Now he's a super nice guy. We had a lot of fun in this episode and discussed among many things how so many of us get it wrong when thinking about diet and exercise and how doing less and eating more carbs could lead to better health. Now I guarantee you'll get something out of this interview. I had a blast. Without further ado, let's get into the show.

Hey, guys. This is Stu from 180 Nutrition, and I am delighted to welcome Brad Davidson to the show. Good morning, Brad. How are you?

Brad

Hey. I'm doing great. Thank you. So excited to be on this.

Stu

[00:02:00] We've just been inundated with emails and requests from our audience over here in Australia, they're talking about "The Stark Naked 21-Day Metabolic Reset" book that seems to be causing a little bit of a stir over here as well. I dug deep and just had a little look what's it's all about, who's this about and realized that you really got a really good story to tell. From your story, you've radically changed the way you do things and now you're helping a whole heap of people. I would love, Brad, if you could perhaps just tell us a little bit about yourself, who you are, what you do and perhaps why you do it just to kick start.

Brad

[00:02:30] Yeah. Awesome. First off, I'm a husband, father of three, got my hands full. I'm a speaker now. I travel around the United States, Canada, get international a little bit here and there. Focused on the metabolism. I'm a big fan of energy. That's my thing. I learned early on at 33 that if you lack energy, you lack life. It was interesting because my life, fitness and obsession with extreme fitness and extreme nutrition, I mean just wiped me up. Talk about a curve ball in life. I was obsessed on that. I love to work with people that are burned out, tired, have roadblocks in life. Just kind of lost that zest for life.

[00:03:00] I love to just restart that. I'm a big fan of helping people live a more fulfilled life is the big goal now.

For full transcript and interview:

http://180nutrition.com.au/180-tv/brad-davidson-interview/ 

Direct download: Brad_Davidson_Podcast.mp3
Category:Health & Nutrition -- posted at: 5:33pm PST

Stu:  This week welcome to the show Max Lugavere. He is a filmmaker, TV personality, health and science journalist and brain food expert. He is also the director of the upcoming film Bread Head, the first-ever documentary about dementia prevention through diet and lifestyle and author of the soon-to-be released, Genius Foods: Become Smarter, Happier, and More Productive While Protecting Your Brain For Life (Harper Wave, March 2018). Lugavere has contributed to Medscape, Vice, Fast Company, and the Daily Beast and has been featured on NBC Nightly News, the Dr. Oz Show, and in The Wall Street Journal. He is a sought-after speaker, invited to lecture at esteemed academic institutions such as the New York Academy of Sciences and Weill Cornell Medicine, has given keynotes at such events as the Biohacker Summit in Stockholm, Sweden. From 2005-2011, Lugavere was a journalist for Al Gore’s Current TV. He lives in New York City and Los Angeles.

Questions we ask in this episode:

  • Can Alzheimer’s be prevented, or even reversed?
  • What ‘everyday foods’ contribute to cognitive decline?
  • Are ancient or pseudo grains a healthier option?
  • How can we best exercise for brain health?

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. This week, I am super excited to welcome, Max Lugavere to the show. Max is a filmmaker, TV personality, health and science journalist and brain food expert. It's that brain food that really got me excited to be able to talk to Max today. It's Max's passion and obsession to discover how we can safeguard ourselves against dementia, Alzheimer's and the growing number of neurodegenerative diseases that are prevalent today. This was a personal topic for me as well because my parents had suffered, are suffering the very things that we get deep down and discover today as well with Max. In this episode, we talk about his discoveries during the making of the movie, "Bread Head," and we also chat about his new book, "Genius Foods," that help us gain back our mental clarity amongst many other things. So, without further ado, let's get into the show. Hey guys, this is Stu from 180 Nutrition and I am delighted this morning to welcome Max Lugavere to the show. Good morning Max.

Max

Good morning Stu. How are you?

Stu

Yeah, very well. Thank you. We're super excited again today to have you on the show because you're a true pioneer in your specified topic, which for me, is neurodegenerative disease, Alzheimer's, optimizing the brain specifically as part of the pillars of health. It's a topic personally as well that is really close to home because we've got family issues as well in that area, which I'll talk to you a little bit later on the show. But first up, before we really get into the good stuff, I just wondered if you could tell our audience who might not have been exposed to your work, a little bit about yourself please.

Max

Absolutely. Again, my name is Max Lugavere. I'm 35 years old. I split my time between New York City and Los Angeles. My background is in media. I'm not a medical doctor. I was a health and science journalist for many years. That sort of began with a five-year tenure working for a TV network in the United States, that was founded by former US Vice President, Al Gore. I worked with him and his team for five years, cutting my teeth with the best of the best in Hollywood, learning how to tell a story, learning how to communicate fairly hot button topics with responsibility and grace. I left current TV to try to figure out where I was going to go with my career. I was in my mid-20s and it was around that time that my, back home in New York City, that my mother started to display strange symptoms of what would ultimately be determined to be a neurodegenerative disease. Basically, for me, I'm my mother's oldest son. My family's very tight-knit. I became, basically, obsessed with learning everything I could about what was robbing my Mom of her brain function such a young age. She was 58 when she first began showing symptoms. In tandem with that, with trying to do everything I could for my mother, my mission became bifurcated, essentially, because on the one hand, I was trying to learn why this happened to her, but on the other hand, it became very much about myself and how I can protect myself from ever having to experience cognitive decline and also to protect those that I care about, which is in a way, a sort of selfish thing. The people that I love, I want them to continue to be around me, in good health. I started learning about all of the mechanisms and associations that play when it comes to preserving and ultimately enhancing the way that our brains work. I just decided at a certain point that I couldn't stay quiet.

Direct download: Max_Lugavere_Podcast.mp3
Category:Health & Nutrition -- posted at: 4:20pm PST

This week welcome to the show Caique Ponzoni. He is the CEO and Founder of Naked Foods Bulk with 8 stores, farmers markets and online retail proving a successful concept. Caique is a passionate entrepreneur with experience in retail, marketing , graphic design and sustainability.

Caique believes now is the time to expand and offer the world a new way of shopping and a greater experience as the awareness for environmental sustainability, waste reduction and ethical food trading rises.

Questions we ask in this episode:

  • How did you bring your idea to life?
  • Can you explain the term ‘precycling’.
  • What food trends are you experiencing throughout your stores?
  • How do you handle stress?

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This week I'm excited to welcome Caique Ponzoni. Caique is the founder and director of Naked Foods. A chain of bulk whole foods stores that live and breathe the mantra that food should be consumed as close to its natural form as possible. So I set down for a coffee with Caique last year and was so intrigued by his story that I just had to share it with you. [00:01:00] It's a tale of dreams, failures, persistence, and determination. When most of us would have thrown in the towel and walked away. So without further ado, let's get into the show. Hey guys, this is Stu from 180 Nutrition and I'm delighted today to welcome Caique Ponzoni to the show. Good morning Caique.

Caique

Good morning. Good morning everyone.

Stu

[00:01:30] Welcome to the show mate. First up, for all those that may not be familiar with you; who you are, what you do, I'd love for you just to tell us a little bit about your journey for a couple of seconds and then we'll get into the good stuff as well.

Caique

My name's Caique Ponzoni, like you said. I'm based [inaudible 00:01:39] of Naked Foods. Been operating Naked Foods with my wife for about 8 years to be where we are today.

For full interview and transcript:

http://180nutrition.com.au/180-tv/caique-ponzoni-interview/

Direct download: Caique_Ponzo_Podcast.mp3
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This week welcome to the show Steph Lowe. She is a sports nutritionist, triathlete and cashew butter addict from Melbourne, Victoria. She teachs how easy real food living and performance can be. 

A little more about Steph:

  • She has been gluten free for nine years now, and literally because it makes her happy.
  • She has an undergraduate degree in Sport and Exercise Science (James Cook University, Townsville).
  • She has a post graduate degree in Human Nutrition (Deakin University, Melbourne) and is one subject away from completing my Masters.
  • She is a long course triathlete currently taking a break from racing to reset the body and mind.

Her biggest piece of advice is to dive straight in – study, blog, create, share and enjoy the journey. Do what you love, love what you do.

Questions we ask in this episode:

  • How can we use carbohydrates to nourish and/or heal our gut?
  • Are shop-bought pre/probiotics beneficial or a waste of money?
  • What are the most common tell-tale symptoms of poor gut health?
  • Will LCHF work for everyone?

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This week I'm excited to welcome Steph Lowe, A.K.A. the natural nutritionist. So Steph is a sports nutritionist, triathlete, and cashew butter addict from Melbourne, with a strong focus on low carb, high fat for enhanced sports performance. So really, really interesting stuff. We talk about gut health, carbohydrate confusion, the effectiveness of shop bought probiotics, and why you may want to switch to eating cold potatoes. I'll be doing that very thing today. So without further ado, let's get into the show. Hey guys, this is Stu from 180, and I'm delighted to welcome Steph Lowe back to the show. Good morning Steph, how are you?

Steph

Well thank you, how are you?

Stu

[00:01:30] Yeah very good thanks, very good. So Steph first up, for all those that may not be familiar with your work, just wondered if you could share a little bit of your history and your journey for our listeners please.

Steph

[00:02:00] Yeah for sure. So these days I run the Natural Nutritionist, which is a online hub that celebrates the importance of real food. And we work with a wide variety of people, certainly from beginners and potentially families that are looking to move into what we call a real food lifestyle, all the way up to our endurance athletes who are looking to optimize their metabolism and become a fat adapted athlete.

 For full transcript and interview:

http://180nutrition.com.au/180-tv/steph-lowe-interview-2/

Direct download: Steph_Lowe_Podcast_2.mp3
Category:Health & Nutrition -- posted at: 3:21pm PST

Guy and Stu catch up for the last time together as Guy is stepping down from 180 Nutrition and the 180 podcast.

In this episode Guy and Stu discuss what you can expect moving forward from both of them.

You can find Guy's new project here:

https://guylawrence.com.au/

And Guy's new Podcast here:

https://goo.gl/ft5k5n

 

Guy

This is Guy Lawrence and welcome to a special episode of The Health Sessions and of course I'm here with Mr. Stuart Cooke. Good morning.

Stu

Hello mate. How are you?

Guy

I'm very well, very well. We are guest free today. Just you and I.

Stu

Wow.

Guy

You and I.

Stu

[00:00:30] Oh dear. Well this is going to be good. I'm super excited. We got some exciting news and it's just also a great opportunity for us to talk about 2018, where we're going this year, what we've got planned and yeah, looking forward to having a chat.

Guy

Yeah. Beautiful. Let's see if we can hold this space for the next 20 minutes without a guest.

Stu

Well 20 minutes is going to be pushing it. I was thinking more along the lines of five.

Guy

[00:01:00] Well, we might as well start with the main announcement, which is I'm stepping down from 180 Nutrition and which has happened for 2018. We wanted to bring it to the podcast and sort of tell everyone, just in case you'll be wondering where I've gone and what I've done and I haven't fallen off the planet.

Full Interview & transcript:
http://180nutrition.com.au/180-tv/guy-lawrence-interview/

Direct download: Guy_Last_Podcast_-_FINISHED.mp3
Category:Health & Nutrition -- posted at: 5:44pm PST

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/ 

Direct download: SaraGottfriedPodcast.mp3
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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Direct download: Best_of_2017_Ausio_FINISHED.mp3
Category:Health & Nutrition -- posted at: 12:38pm PST

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