180 Nutrition -The Health Sessions.

#18 Unless you've had your head under a rock recently, you probably know that Saturated Fat has been getting a lot of good press.

If you want to learn why eating saturated fat is good for you, the best foods for exercise and why The Heart Foundation is not the way forward, then this episode is for you.

This is the full interview with Professor Grant Schofield. Professor of Public Health (Auckland University of Technology) and director of the university’s Human Potential Centre (HPC) located at the Millennium Campus in Auckland, New Zealand.

In this weeks episode:-

  • Clearing up the confusion regarding saturated fat [003:05]
  • The South Pacific Islands study. Why one got sick & one remained healthy[006:25]
  • Why the Australian Heart Foundation have got it wrong [010:30]
  • What fats should we be really eaint [016:17]
  • What we should really be eating for sport & exercise [023:10]
  • and much more…


Direct download: Grant_Schofield_Full.mp3
Category:Health & Nutrition -- posted at: 7:27pm PDT

#17 Are you confused by what your cholesterol levels really say about your health? Don't you wish someone could just spell it out in simple English and tell you what, if anything, you need to do to improve your heart and overall health?

Jimmy Moore is hear to tell us about his new book, 'Cholesterol Clarity'.

He shares with us some invaluable lessons including why consuming saturated fat is good, why carbohydrates are detrimental to attaining the best cholesterol numbers and why there is a growing number of physicians, researchers and nutritionists who believe treating cholesterol numbers is virtually irrelevant.

Jimmy teamed up with Dr. Eric Westman, a practicing internist and nutrition researcher, to bring you one of the most unique books you'll ever read on this subject, featuring exclusive interviews with twenty-nine of the world's top experts from various fields to give you the complete lowdown on cholesterol.

- Cholesterol Clarity: The inspiration behind the book [015:34]

- Simplifying the cholesterol jargon [015:34]

- What really is the best way to measure heart health [019:45]

- What to eat for ultimate heart health [038:58]

- What alcohol can we drink for heart health? [040:30]

- And much more…



Direct download: Jimmy_Moore_Full_Inteview.mp3
Category:Health & Nutrition -- posted at: 4:30am PDT

#16 Have you ever wondered if food intolerances are actually preventing you from reaching your true health/fitness potential?

Learn how getting rid of the foods that disagree with you can shed the kilos, reclaim your youth, energy, sleep, exercise recovery and watch your body transform for the better!

Tania Flack is a leading Naturopath and Nutritionist, with a special interest in hormonal, reproductive health and cancer support; she believes in an integrated approach to healthcare, including the use of evidence based natural medicine.

In this weeks episode:-

- What's the difference between food intolerances & allergies [002:20]

        - How you can become intolerant to food [006:20]

- How we can get tested, & if we can’t what we should we do [007:15]

- Why you may be intoerant to eggs [009:53]

- Why food intolerances could be effecting your weight loss plans [018:40]

- How it can be effecting your exercise recovery [021:10]

- and much more…



Direct download: TF_Food_Full_interview_1.mp3
Category:Health & Nutrition -- posted at: 4:16pm PDT

#15 This is the full interview with Sweet Poison Author David Gillespie. He is s a recovering corporate lawyer and has deciphered the latest medical findings on diet and weight gain. In his own words he says that what he found was chilling.

In this weeks episode:- What inspired David to quit the sugar [003:00] The effects fructose has on ones health [006:58] Why sugar used to be a rare commodity called white gold [008:40] The best place to start when quitting sugar [012:50] Should we be eating fruit? [016:22] Why does the sugar message fire up so many emotions? (eg. Previous Sarah Wilson Interview) [018:37] What to put in your kids lunch boxes [028:05] and much more… 

Direct download: David_G_Interview.mp3
Category:Health & Nutrition -- posted at: 4:08pm PDT

#14 This is the full interview with South African running legend Professor Tim Noakes. He is a health professor of exercise and sport science at the University of Cape Town in South Africa. 

In this weeks episode:- Why Tim famously changed his views on carb’ loading for running [005:01]

Is running effective for weight loss? [013:09]

What Tim eats before & after exercise [016:28]

His thoughts on CrossFit & if low carb’ applies? [021:45]

Tim’s thoughts on endurance exercise/running reducing life expectancy [027:38]

Swimming one mile at the north Pole in 1.8 degrees water temp’ [039:45] and much more… 



Direct download: Tim_Noakes_1.mp3
Category:Health & Nutrition -- posted at: 5:48pm PDT

#13 Dr Terry Wahls is a clinical professor of medicine. In addition to being a doctor, she was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 2000.In this weeks episode:-

  • Internet fame with her famous Ted Talks: Minding my Mitochondria Over 1.3 million views on youtube & counting!
  • From relying on a wheelchair to being able to bike ride 18 miles! The steps Dr Terry Wahls takes to help overcome her battle with MS (multiple sclerosis)  [03:12]
  • What is mitochondria & why it's so important [06:10]
  • What she was eating before MS & how much her diet has changed [07:30]
  • Why Dr Terry Wahls decided to seek alternative means to conventional medicine [09:10]
  • Her thoughts on being a vegetarian [16:20]
  • Why inactivity is deadly [19:15]
  • This is a must: Dr Wahls' single piece of advice for optimum health/wellness [28:30]
  • and much more…

Dr Terry Wahls is a clinical professor of medicine. In addition to being a doctor, she was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 2000.

By 2003 It had transitioned to secondary progressive multiple sclerosis. She underwent chemotherapy in an attempt to slow the disease and began using a wheelchair because of weakness in her back muscles. In her own words she says It was clear: eventually she would become bedridden by her disease.

To cut a very long story short, she ended up redesigning her diet for her condition so that she was getting those important nutrients not from supplements but from the foods she ate & created a new food plan.

The results stunned her physician, her family, and herself: within a year, I was able to walk through the hospital without a cane and even complete an 18-mile bicycle tour.

Direct download: Dr_Terry__Wahls_Finished.mp3
Category:Health & Nutrition -- posted at: 2:00am PDT

#12 Dave Asprey aka The Bullet Proof Executive is one exceptionally smart man. On top of that he's a really great guy too! He shares with us his journey from being 297lbs (134kg) in weight to then hacking his health for the fastest & most effective results possible.

He's also singel handily changed the way I drink my coffee (& many others) in the morning. If you haven't heard of the bulletproof coffee with MCT oil and grass-fed butter (yes you read that right), then it's only a matter of time before you do! Guy

If you would like to learn more about Dave Asprey, click here.

You can buy bullet proof coffee in Australia.

Further reading: Better Baby Book

In this weeks episode:-

  • Dave's personal health journey [04:15]
  • What Dave eat's in a day [14:45]
  • Why bulletproof coffee & intermittent fasting is so effective for health & longevity [20:10]
  • The fine line between CrossFit, exercise & overtraining [39:40]
  • Why he wrote the Better Baby Book [47:15]
  • This is a must: Dave's single piece of advice for optimum health/wellness [55:10]
  • and much more…


Direct download: Dave_Asprey_.mp3
Category:Health & Nutrition -- posted at: 9:30am PDT

Lyn Mclean: Is mobile phone radiation dangerous?

 #11. Ever wondered if using a mobile phone is doing the grey matter between your ears any favours?  What about that fancy bluetooth headset you own or the baby monitor that's in the cot?

These are just some of the topics we cover in this eye-opening interview with EMR Australia expert Lyn Mclean, and more importantly, the steps we can take to counter-act the very real problems with electro magnetic fields and radiation (EMR & EMF). After doing this interview, I don't think I'll ever look at a mobile phone the same way again!

If you want to jump straight to where we talk about mobile phone radiation and if it's safe, skip to [010:40], Guy...

If you would like to learn more about EMR Australia, got to www.emraustralia.com.au

Further reading: The Force & Wireless-wise kids.

In this weeks episode:-

  • What is EMF & EMR (electro-magnetic field/radiation)
  • Is mobile phone radiation dangerous? [010:40]
  • What are the effects of using mobile phones in the car?
  • Laptops, iPads & wifi safety
  • Everything from microwave ovens to baby monitors
  • The preventive steps we can take to EMF/EMR exposure
  • and much more…


Direct download: Lyn_EMR.mp3
Category:Health & Nutrition -- posted at: 10:35pm PDT

Chad Mackay: Crossfit, Paleo, Training & Golf Balls

#10. For those of you that CrossFit, Australian legend Chad Mackay needs no introduction. For those that don't, I would best describe him as one of the finest athletes in the country and can honestly do things on times that borderline superhuman!


It was an awesome pleasure to be able to have an in-depth interview with him. So no matter what sport or discipline you are into, there's so much to learn from the big man.



In this weeks episode:-


  • Who is Chad Mackay & what is CrossFit
  • What a typical day looks like for Chad
  • What he eats, including pre/post training
  • The hurdles people face when starting CrossFit for the first time
  • The fine line between training and over training
  • and much more…



Direct download: Chad_Mackay_Finished.mp3
Category:Health & Nutrition -- posted at: 9:33pm PDT

#9. As far as I’m concerned Christine Cronau rocks! Best selling authour of The Fat Revolution series, her message for great health is simple and clear. 

Christine shares her journey with us, from being overweight with ill-health. Then turning to low fat vegetarianism and then vegan diet with continued poor health. And from there completely changing her diet by eliminating sugar and extra carbohydrates, and re-introduced natural healthy fats, including butter and coconut oil. She is now a picture of health! 

In this weeks episode:-

  • Why being a vegetarian didn’t work for her
  • How much fat can we actually eat?
  • Can you feed your children a high fat diet
  • How 5 x olympian champion Clint Robinson turned to a high fat diet & is in the best shape of his life
  • Why a high fat diet will not only improve your health but your waistline
  • Where to start and what fats you should eat
  • and much more…


Direct download: Christine_Cronau_Finished.mp3
Category:Health & Nutrition -- posted at: 7:40pm PDT

Toby Morrison: Overcoming chronic fatigue (CFS) & turning adversity into passion

#8. Bare with me here for a second. Imagine you are so exhausted you sleep for 18 hours a day and your exercise regiem is to walk for a couple of minutes as you simply can't walk any more.

You are so burnt out, physically you can't do anything. You begin to think you are dying and suicide starts to cross your mind.

This is what Health & Wellness Coach Toby Morrison had to overcome with chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS). He not only overcame the 'untreatable disease', Toby has turned his adversity into his passion and has inspired thousands of others to do the same.

This is a fascinating and uplifting story and well worth watching whether you suffer from chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) or not.


From elite athlete to burnout

What is chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS)

Why high/over achievers are prone to CFS

Why mindset is everything & what he did to turn his life around

Turning adversity into passion

Direct download: Toby_CFS_Finished.mp3
Category:Health & Nutrition -- posted at: 10:00pm PDT

#7. These are  just one of the questions we ask leading naturopath and nutritionist Tania Flack as we go over our results from our DNA test.

If you have no idea what the DNA testing is, listen to this podcast first: The ultimate blueprint for better health. I’ve time coded the bullet points so can you jump straight to the bits that interest you most in the video/podcast if you’re short on time.

In this weeks episode:-

  • What is DNA testing
  • Who would benefit from this [03:10]
  • Even if you eat well, it could be wrong for your body type [05:38]
  • Why it’s 50% harder for me to lose body fat than Stu [07:05]
  • How it can help sports performance [09:50]
  • Looking at risk factors around metabolic conditions [18:30]
  • and much more…


Direct download: Tania_DNA_Results_PC8.mp3
Category:Health & Nutrition -- posted at: 10:00am PDT

#6. Eat fat to lower cholesterol... What about dairy, is it healthy? Can I run an ultra-marathon or CrossFit on a low carb/ high fat or paleo diet?

These are just some of the questions we cover in this episode of The Health Sessions as we catch up with Nora Gedgaudas, best selling author of Primal Body, Primal Mind: Beyond the Paleo Diet. I've time coded the bullet points so you jump straight to the bits that interest you most. But when you've got the time, it's well worth kicking back and listening to the whole episode as the content is invaluable!

You can view all podcast episodes here.

In this weeks episode:-

  • Why we shouldn't be taking cholesterol lowering drugs
  • Why cholesterol is a good thing [011:42]
  • Can kids eat a paleo diet [029:50]
  • From ultra-marathon & CrossFit on a low carb/ high fat diet [035:43]
  • What Nora Gedgaudas eats in a day [1:00:53]
  • Is dairy healthy? [1:06:50]
  • and much more…


Direct download: Nora_Gedgaudas_stuart_cooke_on_2013-04-26_at_10.08_copy.mp3
Category:Health & Nutrition -- posted at: 11:19pm PDT

#5. Is it time to take control of your health?

In this episode of The Health Sessions I hangout with Donna & Tora the weight control experts. Their motto is (love this!)health is a lifestyle, not a life sentence. With a great message to health, weight loss and weight control it is a pleasure to have them on the show.

In this weeks episode:- 

  • Mindset, motivation & metabolism
  • How to find you WHY power!
  • Creating hot, healthy habits
  • The relationship between exercise & weight loss
  • Strong body, strong mind
  • What to do if you hate exercise
  • and much more…


Direct download: 180nutrition_weightloss_podcast.mp3
Category:Health & Nutrition -- posted at: 10:46pm PDT

www.180nutrition.com.au With Smart DNA testing you can discover your genetic road map that will benefit you for the rest of your life.

In this episode of The Health Sessions I chat with molecular geneticist Margie Smith of Smart DNA (smart being an understatement!).  Sounds technical I know, but Margie simplifies it into an easy to understand way of how we can look at our gene expression for a more personalised approach to better health.

In this weeks episode:-

  • Why cholesterol tests at the Dr's only tells us half the story
  • Why olive oil can be not so good for you in some cases
  • Why one diet does not fit all
  • How DNA testing can help with weight loss
  • How DNA testing can improve athletic performance
  • Our hereditary conditions & how we can intervene
  • and much more…
Direct download: 180nutrition_dna_podcast.mp3
Category:Health & Nutrition -- posted at: 10:33pm PDT

#4. Ever wondered if we can live without carbohydrates? It certainly gets a lot of stick in the press…

In this episode of The Health Sessions I catch up with Shane Richards of Holistic Foundations who chats to us about life without carbs. Shane runs a thriving community/gym with a fantastic approach around health & well-being. Shane is one of the most passionate guys I know and it is a pleasure to have him on the podcast.

In this weeks episode:-

  • Living with IBS (irritable bowel syndrome) & steps he took to help overcome it
  • Living without carbs
  • What is nutritional ketosis
  • How to measure ketones accurately
  • What fats he eats
  • Exercising & weight training on a high fat diet with great improvements & not using carbs for recovery
  • What a typical days eating looks like
  • and much more…
  • Useful links we discuss:

If you would like a question or topic covered on our podcasts, then we would love to hear from you.  www.180nutrition.com.au

Direct download: 180nutrition_carb_podcast.mp3
Category:Health & Nutrition -- posted at: 10:22pm PDT

#3. In this weeks episode of The Health Sessions I hang out with leading Naturopath and Nutritionist Tania Flack and discuss leaky gut, dysbiosis and how to fix it. If you want to jump straight to this and skip Stu & I’s ramblings go to [13:03] of the podcast.

In this weeks episode:-

  • Stu & I introduce the show and chat about…
  • Dairy, Neem tea, quality of tap water & hair mineral analysis
  • Tania Flack & I chat about… [13:03]
  • Why a healthy person can have an unhealthy gut
  • How to fix leaky gut
  • What exactly is dysbiosis
  • Why detoxing the liver before the gut is not the best approach
  • and much more…

If you would like a question or topic covered on our podcasts, then we would love to hear from you.


Direct download: 180nutrition_tania_podcast.mp3
Category:Health & Nutrition -- posted at: 10:06pm PDT

Dr. Ranga J. Premaratna; How to enhance brain function

#2. In this episode of The Health Sessions I get to hang out with Dr. Ranga J. Premaratna who has a Ph.D- Food & Nutritional Science with specialisation in Nutrition, Food Microbiology, Biotechnology.

We chat about the gut & brain relationship and simple steps you can take to enhance daily brain function.

  • Stu & I introduce the show and discuss…
  • our recent gut tests with Tania Flack
  • dysbiosis
  • EMF polution
  • Dr. Ranga J. Premaratna discusses… [10:12]
  • gut health relationship
  • where to start with gut health
  • glycation of the brain
  • mobile phones
  • and much more…..

If you would like a question or topic covered on the podcast, then we would love to hear from you.


Direct download: 180nutrition_brain_podcast.mp3
Category:Health & Nutrition -- posted at: 9:32pm PDT

Robert Beson: Learn the secrets to a healthy gut

#1. In this episode we focus on gut health, where I chat to the other half of 180 Nutrition Stuart Cooke and interview the CEO of Progurt, Robert Beson.

Gut health is essential for a healthy mind and body. The gut is actually scientifically known as the second brain, being there’s a direct connection between our mind and gut. A healthy gut means better health physically, mentally, and emotionally. It’s very important.

The gut is the gastrointestinal tract. It’s the single organ that you can describe as a long tube that begins at the mouth and ends at the rectum. The mouth is the first part of the gastrointestinal tract, so you can understand that when the gut loses balance of good bacteria, it can affect your ear, nose, and throat, virtually every part of your body simply because the gut isn’t performing as it should. In my world, you are your gut.


Direct download: 180nutrition_gut_podcast.mp3
Category:Health & Nutrition -- posted at: 10:55pm PDT