Tue, 12 June 2018
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 is also now leading climbs on many of the Seven Summits in 2018 and 2019.
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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?
01:27 Good morning. I'm good.
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.
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.
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Wed, 23 May 2018
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.
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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?
01:28 Hi Stuart, how're you doing? I'm fine.
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.
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-
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Wed, 19 October 2016
This week we welcome back to the show Dr John Hart. Dr Hart runs a busy functional medicine practice specialising in brain health.
His passion for brain health led to the establishment of The Hart Clinic for brain health medicine. Dr Hart and his team have completed Dr Dale Bredesen's practitioner training at The Buck Institute for Research on Aging, and offer patients access to this groundbreaking protocol which has been shown to reverse early Alzheimer's disease.
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Hey, this is Guy Lawrence at 180 Nutrition and of course welcome to another great episode of The Health Sessions, where we're cutting through the confusion by connecting with the leading global health and wellness experts to share the best and the latest science and thinking guys to empower everyone to turn their health and lives around, including myself, because after recording this episode today it is certainly making me think about the future of where my health is going. It's an incredible episode. We welcome back to the show today Dr. John Hart, who is a longevity expert. We had him on the show probably over a year ago and I'd highly recommend you listen to that episode, too, if you haven't, because it really complements this one. Today we are tacking the topic of Alzheimer's and dementia and brain cognition in general, really, and it was absolutely fascinating.
[00:02:00] If you're not familiar with Dr. John Hart, he runs a very busy functional medicine practice specializing in brain health. His passion for brain health led to the establishment of The Hart Clinic for Brain Health Medicine, which we get to talk about today. Him and his team have completed Dr. Dale Bredesen's practitioner training at the Buck Institute of Research of Aging and are offering patients access to this groundbreaking protocol which has been shown to reverse early Alzheimer's disease. I can tell you what, guys, if you know anyone that is suffering with dementia or Alzheimer's, you have to listen to this episode and start implementing some practical advice that John says today, and if you have got a lot of sugar in your diet, I promise you after this episode I'm pretty sure you're going to be removing it - well, I hope so, anyway.
Today's episode just really reinforces the fact about removing processed foods, getting the sugars out of your diet, giving care to yourself, and getting all the basic fundamentals right to set you up well for the long term, because you know prevention is the greatest cure of all and listening to John today is just another fantastic reminder.
[00:03:00] We get a lot of emails with people coming in and struggling and confused about their diet and that's all we want to encourage is to bring them things back. If you are one of them people listening to this and you haven't checked out our product range on our website, go back and check it out, because especially our token 180 Superfood and our greens formula, and there's a couple of other key products there as well, are designed to help you eliminate bad food choices quickly and conveniently and give you all the nutrients, the fiber, the protein, the fats, the vitamins and minerals, all in one hit coming from a natural source. It's as simple as making a smoothie in the morning and replacing those processed foods. I can't stress it enough, and it we've seen it time and time and again, the moment people start doing that, start helping lower their inflammation and it can contribute to your health longer term as well.
We've also got dozens of recipes there, guys. Go and check them out. Lots of ideas. There's free eBooks on there. It's all set up to help you, along with these podcasts, to help you, empower you, so you can make better food choices as well, so make sure you go and check all that out back at 180Nutrition.com.au. Of course, they are available now in the USA and New Zealand as well. Let's go over to John Hart.
Hey, this is Guy Lawrence. I'm joined with Stuart Cooke as always. Hey Stu!
Our awesome guest today is Dr. John Hart. John, welcome to the show.
Thanks Guy, thanks for having us back. Stu, how are you doing?
Very well, thank you, John. Great to have you back on the show.
Yeah, it's been over a year mate. Time is flying, it's incredible. We're very much excited to get you back on the show, John, because the last episode you did with us did incredibly well and there was a wealth of information. We're looking forward to stuck into today's topic, which we haven't cover on the show either, believe it or not. It's going to be fantastic.
Now John, just to get all our listeners up to speed, would you mind just sort of filling in a little bit about yourself and what you do?
Sure. The area of medicine I work in is called functional medicine, which is looking at the root cause of chronic degenerative diseases that are by far the commonest problem in society now. It used to be up til about 100 years ago that most people died and suffered from infections and trauma, but we've controlled the environment now to the point that infections and trauma are no longer big problems. The big problems now are the chronic degenerative diseases that do damage a little bit every day that adds up over decades and eventually ends up manifesting as the things that commonly kill us - dementia, cancer, heart attack, stroke. Functional medicine is a branch of medicine that looks at the underlying causes of those diseases. Rather than just getting symptomatic control, it's going downstream, looking at the cause, fixing the cause, and then the symptoms go away.
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Thu, 11 February 2016
180 Nutrition Today we welcome Phillip Day. He is an author, investigative journalist and international speaker . His work revolves around uncovering the most effective treatments available today when it comes to chronic diseases and cancer.
Some of books include - Cancer: Why We're Still Dying to Know the Truth, Health Wars & Simple Changes: 100 Ways to a Happier & Healthier Life
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Hey this is Guy Lawrence from 180 Nutrition and welcome to today’s health sessions. We have another cracker of a guest here today and his name is Phillip Day. If you’re unfamiliar with his work, in a nutshell, he is an author, investigative journalist and international speaker and he mainly ... Mainly, his work revolves around uncovering the most effective treatments available today when it comes to chronic diseases in a nutshell and distributing that information to as many people as possible and he’s been doing it for many, many years.
He has a wealth of knowledge, top guy as well and I thoroughly enjoyed interviewing him along with Stu today. We delved mainly into the topic of cancer. He’s very well researched on it including what is cancer, what can we do about it? Is it hereditary? Looking at hospital treatments as well, we even go into other things like metabolic diseases as well, prescription drugs and the medical system itself. This is the podcast I will listen to many times I think.
I got a lot out of it and I think it’s a very important podcast too, so if you are aware of people that might [inaudible 00:01:05] might be suffering or they might have cancer and they are looking to expand their knowledge and awareness on the information that’s out there, this podcast would be a great one to share with them because I think Phillip really articulates it really well, the information he shares with us today. Now, we did film this at night because Phillip was in the UK.
If you’re wondering why Stu is looking a little bit dark on screen, that’s why but I actually thought it did his complexion justice so you’re not going to be disappointed on this and much there, sorry Stu, apologies in advance. Anyway, you’re going to love today’s podcast and if you do, please leave us a review on iTunes. It takes 2 minutes, it’s going to help increase our rankings and it’s going to help increase awareness to podcasts that I feel are super important just like this one.
If you are benefiting from the podcast, if you enjoy them, please just take 2 minutes out of your day, go over to iTunes onto 180 Nutrition [00:02:00] and just leave an honest review. That will be much appreciated and yeah, help us keep getting this word out there because we feel it’s super important. Anyway, this is a cracker of a podcast, let’s go over to Phillip Day. Hi, this is Guy Lawrence. I’m joined with Stuart Cooke as always. Hey, Stu?
Stu: Hello mate.
Guy: Our awesome guest today is Phillip Day. Phillip, welcome to the show.
Phillip: Thank you guys, it’s good to be here.
Guy: Yeah, really appreciate it, very much looking forward to today’s topic. It’s one we’ve been very excited about and getting stuck into. Yeah, looking forward to you sharing your experience and wisdom over the years of what you’ve researched. Before we get into it, would you mind just sharing a little bit about your journey and where it all started for you and what led you down this path in the first place?
Phillip: Well, I was being groomed for big business. I went through a fabulous educational system in the UK and shortly after I left and came out into the big wide world, I had a terrible year when we lost 6 members of our family to cancer. 5 of them died of the chemical treatments, 4 of them committed an insane act posthumously [inaudible 00:03:12] large amounts of their estate to the cancer charities who gave that money back to the drug companies who killed them.
That focused me and I thought, “Hang on, we’re pulling literally millions and millions of pounds into the cancer research fraternity and yet, we don’t have the answer to cancer?” That got me on a bit of a quest and I came at this purely as a private citizen. I have no medical training at all. I came at this from a research standpoint and with the cancer industry, which is the first one I tackled and it’s like everything else. The [defew 00:03:45], degus, it smells.
Bit by bit, I began to piece together what the leading clinics in the world were doing which were getting the results that we all so badly desired, and why the mainline cancer industry or the mainline [00:04:00] oncological system was failing so abysmally. That changed my life basically and I haven’t really turned back since.
Guy: Yeah, and how long has that journey been for you Phillip?
Phillip: 30 years.
Phillip: I’m going to have to go to my old job one day I think.
Stu: Don’t do it.
Phillip: No, it’s been fascinating. I mean you know what? Guy, probably you’ve been in this as well, I’d introduce you two to the facets of human nature which are absolutely fascinating and it’s not just in cancer. I’ve done 14 books on health and probably half a dozen books on other subjects, but it all comes back to the frailty of the human condition and cognitive dissilience and all these lovely little buzz words that perhaps we can touch on as we go through it.
Guy: Yeah, and I’m not sure if you’re aware as Phillip because I worked in the fitness industry for a long time and 180 actually came about from ... I was doing weight training programs for people with cancer and it was a charity. That was when I first heard of your work, so this would be back in probably 2008 and 2009. It was a real eye-opener for me back then and just changed the way everything thought. I met Stu and then we set up this company and started being vocal ourselves out here about different aspects of it but yeah. It’s been an interesting journey.
Phillip: I love the idea of 180, it’s great and you know, one of the fascinating things that you come up against straight away is ... And it doesn’t matter what you’re talking about whether it’s vaccinations or mental health or anything like that. What you come up with is, “Hang on a minute. If the authorities have got it so badly wrong, what else have they got wrong?”
This is where you start to come up against this real ... People cannot accept that we’ve got a problem with what we’re being told about illnesses and we can go onto Zika and look at the latest, what I call, World Health Organization boutique disease for 2016, have a look at that [00:06:00]. Yeah, it’s the same thing and there’s a tremendous amount of resistance among well-meaning, well-trusting members of the public.
Mon, 10 February 2014
#19 In my research I noticed that International tobacco company Philip Morris, in the early nineties, when the heat came on they started to buy up food companies. They are a brilliantly sinister company. They identified that sugar is very much the same as nicotine; get them young get them hooked & you’ve got them for life.’ – Donal O’Neil
We chat to Donal O’Neill, the man behind the awesome documentary Cereal Killers. If you haven’t seen it then make it a must!
In this episode we talk about:- The inspiration behind the movie- Why professor Tim Noakes is awesome! - The Australian cricketers and their low carb high fat diet - What sports benefit most from LCHF diet - How to increase testosterone & sex drive with men in their 40′s - And much more…