180 Nutrition -The Health Sessions.

This week we welcome Martin Silva to the show. He is a true health guru. With a focus on nutrition and the best foods that we can be eating to maintain optimum health.
Find out how Martin's life changed when he put health before aesthetics with a clean diet and a clean lifestyle.

Questions we ask in this episode:

  • What’s the minimum effective dose for exercise if I wanted to see real change in body shape?
  • If I’m genetically lean, is it realistic to build and sustain muscle?
  • What mistakes do most people make in the gym?



This week I'm excited to welcome Martin Silver. Martin is a transformation coach, award-winning fitness model, and a personal trainer with over a decade of experience in the fitness industry. He takes a different approach for his clients by addressing areas of the mind and body, not commonly discussed in the gym.

01:01 In this episode we discuss how he uses intermittent fasting and ketosis as key tools for body transformation. And we discuss the industry myths that may be holding us back from our goals.

01:11 Over to Martin.

01:16 Hey guys, this is Stu from 180 Nutrition and I am delighted to welcome Martin Silver to the podcast.

01:22 Martin, how are you mate?


01:23 I'm great mate, thanks. Thanks for having me on.


01:25 No, it is a pleasure. I'm really intrigued into getting into this conversation today as well, but first up for everybody out there that might not be familiar with you or what you do, I just wanted if you could share a little bit of your journey with us.


01:45 Absolutely, yeah. So to cut a long story short, I started lifting weights at a young age and I've always been competitive, and into sports and stuff from a young age. So I've always been, as I said, very competitive and very active as a child. I started lifting weights at the age of 14 and I've never looked back. And when it comes to me stepping foot into the fitness industry, I was actually, I qualified as a personal trainer by the age of 19, I'm now 31. And I still do personal training now, so I've been doing that for ... I'm not very good at Maths, but 12 years or something.

02:25 So about four or five years ago, I decided to compete for the first time as well. So I've climbed to the Pro level as a fitness model athlete. I've competed I think about eight times. I've taken my body to the extremes in that sense. And nowadays over the last, say three years, I have managed to ... After, as you can imagine, been driven by aesthetics. That's probably the main reason why young lads in their teens start lifting weights anyway. It's probably insecurities or whatever. So obviously always being driven by aesthetics, I then managed to switch my mindset, which was the game changer for me into making health a priority, that was about maybe three years ago. And ever since then, I have managed to maintain my physique and I'm focused on my health and feeling good above anything. And that has now taken me to another level in terms of my message and actually helping people.

For more transcript and interview:



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 This week we welcome Christa Biegler to the show. She is an award-winning dietitian nutritionist, online educator, and host of The Less Stressed Life podcast. She specializes in helping others increase their performance and uplevel their happiness by addressing gut health related issues and inflammation, including digestive issues (burping, bloating, gas, constipation, diarrhea, retaining water), eczema, brain fog, fatigue, joint or muscle pain, migraines, auto-immune conditions and food sensitivities in private practice. Christa has consulted in a variety of areas, including work with a major food company to behind the scenes for a fitness celebrity. Christa graduated from South Dakota State University in dietetics and journalism, completed her dietetic internship at the St. Louis Department of Veteran’s Affairs and has logged many hours of research and study in integrative nutrition. She is the creator of The Less Stressed Approach to Eczema and Fast Track to Fabulous programs and has been a guest on other podcasts and lectures. She enjoys coordinating the local unicycle club with her family, skiing, grocery shopping, dirt biking and visiting higher elevations.

Questions we ask in this episode:

  • What tests do you commonly recommend when investigating digestive issues?
  • Tell me more about your protocol for treating eczema
  •  Are steroid creams of any real value where skin conditions are concerned?



This week I'm excited to welcome Crista Biegler. Christa is an integrative dietician nutritionist who specializes in digestive concerns, Eczema, and skin issues to name but a few. She takes a different path to conventional medicine by looking at the big picture [00:01:00] of our clients to create a unique plan that delivers maximum results. In this episode we discuss how our modern day life is impacting our digestive health, and what we can do to achieve more energy and clear up the familiar brain fog. Over to Christa.

01:19 Hey guys, this is Stu from 180 Nutrition and I am delighted to welcome Christa Biegler to the podcast today. Christa, how are you?


01:26 I'm so good. This morning started out kind [00:01:30] of cloudy so I had to jump on the trampoline and do some things, and now it's sunny and awesome and I'm excited to be here.


01:36 Fantastic. Well, thank you again for your time. Really, really keen to delve into knowledge today as well. But first up, for all of our listeners there that may not have heard about you, I would love it if you could just share a little bit about who you are and what you do.


01:52 Sure. So, I am an integrative dietician, which I feel like is the best of East and West, and I think we're going to talk a little bit about what that means. So basically [00:02:00] I work in private practice, specialize in digestive issues, autoimmunity, and Eczema.

For full transcript and interview:

https://180nutrition.com.au/180-tv/christa-biegler-interview/ ‎


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This week we welcome JJ Virgin to the show. JJ is a prominent TV and media personality, whose previous features include co-host of TLC’s Freaky Eaters, 2 years as the on-camera nutritionist for weight loss challenges on Dr. Phil, and appearances on PBS, Dr. Oz, Rachael Ray, Access Hollywood, and the TODAY Show.

She also speaks regularly and has shared the stage with notables including TD Jakes, Tony Robbins, and Brendon Burchard. JJ is the author of four NY Times bestsellers, The Virgin Diet, The Virgin Diet Cookbook, JJ Virgin’s Sugar Impact Diet, and JJ Virgin’s Sugar Impact Diet Cookbook. Her most recent title is Warrior Mom: 7 Secrets to Bold, Brave Resilience.

JJ hosts the popular JJ Virgin Lifestyle Show podcast, with over 4.5 million downloads and counting. She also regularly writes for Rodale Wellness, Mind Body Green, and other major blogs and magazines.

Questions we ask in this episode:

  • It seems every 2nd person has a food intolerance these days, why do you think that is
  • Is there a gold standard for testing?
  • How long does it typically take to overcome food intolerances.



This week, I'm excited to welcome JJ Virgin. JJ is a celebrity nutrition and fitness expert, four-times New York Times best-selling author who has helped hundreds of thousands of people transform their lives. In this interview, we discuss the link from food [00:01:00] intolerances to weight gain and how we can start to reverse the issues that surround this. JJ is an absolute pioneer in her field and the tips, tricks, and strategies that she shares are applicable to everyone. Over to JJ. Hey, guys, this is Stu from 180 Nutrition and I am delighted to welcome JJ Virgin to the podcast today. JJ, how are you?

01:24 I am good. I always feel like I just got smarter when there's a British accent involved.

Stu: 01:30 [00:01:30] I don't know what to say about that. I wish I was as smart as I sounded, but we'll see how we go. First up, for all of those who may not be familiar with you or your work, I'd love it if you could just tell us a little bit about who you are and perhaps what you do and why you do it.


01:48 I am a nutrition and fitness expert, and I'm obsessed with weight loss, and I feel vindicated, actually, these last couple weeks because I have been literally [00:02:00] into health since the age of 12, and in my 20s, when I started out as a personal trainer, I was one of the first three in the country in the United States: me, and Body by Jake, and Mark Sisson. It was so obvious so quickly that what we were being taught in graduate school, which is calories in, calories out, was a complete ruse. I was like, "All right, I'm gonna figure this out," and I went in and I did 40 graduate and doctoral courses.

02:25 I started going through everything I could find, and what I came to the conclusion [00:02:30] of is that all calories weren't created equal, that our body's not a bank account, it's a chemistry lab, and you have to think of the hormonal effects of food. It was like I said, "Santa Claus, the tooth fairy, and the Easter bunny are all frauds," so it was like I was attacking peoples religions. I was like, "Oh, my gosh," and what I'm super excited about now is I've been, for the last couple decades, looking at everything that could get in the way of you using weight or cause you to gain weight which is how food intolerance and all that came [00:03:00] to be. Just a couple weeks ago, Dr. David Ludwig posted his research findings that, lo and behold, all calories are not created equal.


03:09 Wow, okay.

For full transcript and interview:

https://180nutrition.com.au/180-tv/jj-virgin-interview/ ‎



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