Sun, 30 August 2020
This week, I'm excited to welcome Joele Greene. He is the creator of the VEEP Nutrition System, the world's first commercially available program based on targeting gut communities to effect biomarkers. He is a featured author, speaker, and guest in top tier publications like Muscle and Fitness, 24 Hour Fitness Digital Magazine, CBS Online, Superhuman Radio, and beyond. His system has also been featured on the Dr. Phil Show, where it has delivered astounding life-changing results.
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This week, I'm excited to welcome Joel Greene to the podcast. Joel is the creator of the VEEP Nutrition System, the world's first commercially available program based upon targeting gut communities to affect biomarkers. He's a featured author, speaker, and guest across multiple top tier publications, and his latest book, the Immunity Code, will change everything you think you know about your body. In this episode, we discuss food timing, exercise hacks, and why we need to learn how to eat again. Over to Joel.
Hey, guys. This is Stu from 180 Nutrition and I am delighted to welcome Joel Greene to the podcast. Joel, thank you so much for sharing some of your time. How are you today?
01:28 I'm actually fantastic. Yeah. Thank you. Thank you so much for having me. I really appreciate it.
01:34 No, certainly the honor is all mine, but first up, for all of our listeners that may be new to you, unfamiliar with you, and your work, and your message, I'd love it if you could just tell our listeners a little bit about yourself.
01:50 Yeah. So, the question I get a lot is, "Are you a doctor or where'd you get all this stuff?" And my answer is pretty much, I really think of myself as just a consumer. I mean, that's all that I've ever really thought of myself as. I'm just a consumer who, if you go down a certain rabbit hole, and the meta rabbit hole would be that thing we call fitness and body consciousness. If you go down that rabbit hole and listen to people, and then you continue down that rabbit hole, I'm just what you get at the end of 30, 40 years of that, which is at the midpoint, very disillusioned, then where I'm at now, which is just really after what really works in the real world over time for the vast majority of people. What got me to that was, I had done the whole fitness thing starting really in 1970 with Jack LaLanne.
I'm very, very old, so a billion years ago when there was just three channels, Jack LaLanne was like the only thing on, and I would just get up every morning and I would go. I had a onesie that had Tigger on it and Jack had a onesie so, as a kid, I thought that was kind of cool. He's got a onesie too. So, I would just go and I would just mimic whatever he did, and it kind of just became this thing that I got into and did my entire life. So, what happened was, I just was fortunate to grow up around a lot of Olympic athletes. I lived in San Jose, California, and at the time, you had Bruce Jenner, now Caitlin, and you had Mac Wilkins and you had Millard Hampton and Ben Plucknett and all these Olympic gold and silver medalists that were training there.
So, I was around that and I just got bitten by the athletic bug really early. So, in fifth grade, I was going and doing interval sprints at school, trying to get faster. In ninth grade, we had all these Olympic athletes that would train at my high school because my high school coach was an Olympic vaulting coach and he actually coached Jenner. So, I just was doing what they were doing, and they were doing clean and jerks and Olympic lifts. I was so skinny. I'm six, three, and I was 160 pounds, and I was humiliated when people saw my arms. I was doing everything I could do to just not be so skinny. So, I kind of got bitten by the bodybuilding bug when I was very young, 12, 13 years old. I kind of followed that path throughout going into my twenties, and I was never paid to be fit. I was never a fitness person. I was just a regular person, and I would just take whatever was new as soon as it came out and I would just wholeheartedly just digest it and do it militantly. So, in the late eighties, a company came out, Champion Nutrition, and they had a product called Metabolol II, and it was what was called a metabolic optimizer. The label said, "MCTs, the fatless fat." This was the era where fat was evil, and every product out there had a no fat, no fat on the label. So, here's this company saying on the label these fats can't be stored as fat. I was blown away by that. I was like, "Wow. How's this work?" So, I started really studying everything I could find on MCTs and nutrition.
About that time, 2000 or 91, 92, I think, Vince McMahon got into bodybuilding and put everybody on the keto diet. So, this was more of this fat thing. I started looking at this and how can it be that fats can make you lean. That was impossible back then. That led into when Met-Rx first came out in the early nineties. I was like one of the first hundred customers for that. They had it in two cans and it was amazing stuff. Like I got pealed. I was probably 5% body fat for a number of years on that stuff.
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Sun, 23 August 2020
This week I’m excited to welcome Martin Silva back to the show. Martin is a transformation coach, award-winning fitness model, public speaker, podcaster, the list goes on. He’s a rare breed in the fitness industry as his focus is geared towards a holistic approach, with longterm health as his main goal. In this episode we talk about the common misconceptions that he experiences time and time again in health and fitness space. We talk about eating more, not less in order to get the body you want, and also dig deeper into recovery, sleep and the importance of routines. Over to Martin…
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This week, I'm excited to welcome Martin Silva back to the show. Martin is a transformation coach, award-winning fitness model, public speaker, podcaster. The list goes on. He's a rare breed in the fitness industry and his focus is geared towards a holistic approach with long-term health as his main goal. In this episode, we talk about how the pandemic has affected the health and fitness space and how he's managing to get amazing results with his online clients using minimum equipment. Over to Martin.
Hey guys, this is Stu from 180 Nutrition, and I am delighted to welcome Martin Silva back to the podcast. Martin, good to see you, mate. How are you?
Good to see you too, Stu. I'm great. It's good to catch up. Last time we touched bases before lockdown, so great to see your face, man. Great to see you stack some size on there as well from some of the concepts of my program. You need to get a bigger t-shirt, Stu, for sure.
Like we were saying, it's either a washing machine problem.
Yeah, a bit of both. I reckon a bit of both, muscle gains and tumble dryer job, that is.
Fantastic. So before we get into the conversation, I've got so many great questions to throw at you as well, this time. For all of those people that are new to the podcast and may not be familiar with you or your work, I'd love it if you could just tell us a little bit about yourself.
Sure. Yeah. So I'm a fitness professional, and I've been coaching people as a personal trainer for over 15 years now. I ventured into the online space as well. So I've been coaching people online for about five years and I literally live, breathe, and eat health and fitness and getting people in shape, that's my wheelhouse, if you like, just to simplify that one.
And also I've competed as a bodybuilder, so I've done it naturally. I've never taken the performance enhancing supplements and whatnot, but I have competed against some of the best athletes in the world in non tested federation. So, where a lot of people do take stuff or whatever, but I've competed in those federations and I've done it naturally. I always like to clear that one up, right. Because it's a fundamental difference, but no bodybuilding, I did that for about three, four years, competed nine times and got to the professional level there.
And yeah, I mean, like I said, lifting weights and health, I've had my own journey in terms of looking after myself and going from I talked about this on the last podcast, but being driven mainly by how I looked and maybe by aesthetics to focusing more on health, and being kind of forced in a sense to really hone in on taking care of myself and making my health a priority instead of being driven by how I looked. But yeah, I mean, I could go on all day. I don't want to give you my life story and bore you, Stu. But that's the main ones there, mate.