180 Nutrition -The Health Sessions.

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?


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


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.



For full interview and transcript:


Direct download: Sonya_Pemberton_Podcast.mp3
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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?


01:37 Great to be here.


01:39 Thank you.


01:40 Fantastic.


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.


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/ ‎

Direct download: Joel_Fuhrman_Podcast.mp3
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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?


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?


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


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.


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:



Direct download: Peter_Osborne_Podcast.mp3
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