The Natural State with Dr. Anthony Gustin

By Dr. Anthony Gustin

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tim
 Jan 22, 2020
great pod. Lots of information.

Robert
 Oct 22, 2018
All of the episodes are informative. I always learn something. Occasionally they're a little geeky or wonky. But even then I always learn something.

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Dr. Anthony Gustin (founder and CEO of Perfect Keto) believes the natural state of an organism is health. In this podcast he explores how we can reclaim our health. The Natural State features interviews with health and nutrition influencers, world-class thought leaders, and industry experts. With exclusive content that breaks down complex ideas to make them simple and digestible. We cover topics like ketosis for weight loss, intermittent fasting, low carb and ketogenic diets, nutrition, healing chronic conditions and hormones.

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127: Dr. Anthony Jay - What Your Genes Can Tell You About Your Health Risks
01:03:10

You probably already know that your genes dictate things like your hair color, eye color, and how tall you are, but did you know they can also give you important details on your health risks for conditions like obesity and type 2 diabetes?

And that’s just the beginning.

As Dr. Anthony Jay, a best-selling author and lead researcher for the Mayo Clinic, shares in this episode, your genes can also clue you into a number of different health issues.

They can tell you how your lifestyle can affect your health, what your risk factors are for chronic diseases, the best exercises to perform, and how you handle vitamins and hormonal issues, among other things.

Dr. Jay also shows how modifying certain things can change the way your genes are affected and he shares all of this in this podcast episode.

When you tune in, you’ll hear Dr. Jay go through Dr. Anthony Gustin’s genetic report to share what he should and shouldn’t do to mitigate his health risks and improve his overall health.

Dr. Anthony Jay received his Ph.D in biochemistry from Boston University’s Medical School where he later went off to study Alzheimer’s disease, hormonal health, fats, and cholesterol.

He then went on to become a lead researcher at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota where he spends his time studying epigenetics, infrared light, and stem cells.

He also published a best-selling book titled, Estrogeneration: How Estrogenics Are Making You Fat, Sick, and Infertile, to show people how removing hormone disrupting chemicals from your life can improve your health.

When you tune in, you’ll discover how it’s possible to improve your health by understanding your specific genes better.

Check out the episode now to learn more!

Jan 18, 2021
126: Shawn Stevenson - Surprising Factors that Impact Your Metabolism, Health, and Weight
56:35

Whether you’re struggling with your health, weight, and metabolism, or you’re simply looking to improve all three, author and long-time podcaster of The Model Health Show, Shawn Stevenson, has some incredible insight to share in this episode.

That’s because Shawn dives into factors that most people aren’t addressing and shows why these could be contributing to why you’re not feeling and looking your best.

Shawn discusses topics such as hypothalamic inflammation, epicaloric influences, and how calories are digested based on the state of your gut microbiome.

You’ll also hear how brain inflammation, calorie counting, and your mindset could be negatively impacting your health and metabolism and what you can do about them.

In addition, Shawn also touches on how out-of-whack hormones could be at fault, why the food you eat affects other aspects of health, and what destroys your metabolism.

Shawn didn’t start out as the epitome of health. At age 20, he was told that he had the spine of an 80 year old man and he was fitted with a back brace and told to go on bedrest.

It was at this point he decided to take his health into his own hands by diving into studies to see what he could uncover and ultimately change.

He radically revamped everything he was doing and completely turned around his health.

Now he shares his principles in his best-selling books, Sleep Smarter and Eat Smarter, and on his podcast The Model Health Show.

You’ll get a glimpse into some of his top health tenets when you tune into this episode with Dr. Anthony Gustin and you’ll learn more about the factors that most people don’t realize have such a huge impact on health, metabolism, and weight.

Tune in now to learn more!

Jan 04, 2021
125: Dr. Robin Berzin - Making Functional Medicine More Accessible
54:48

Functional medicine is an effective alternative to traditional medicine because it addresses the root causes of chronic diseases and aims to reverse them. 

The problem is that it’s an expensive option, making it impossible for most people to access it.

Until now.

Dr. Robin Berzin, the CEO and founder of Parsley Health, is working hard to change that in her practice, which focuses on making functional medicine more accessible.

Not only do they provide an affordable and effective option, they also aim to train other physicians to do the same thing so that people across the United States can get the help they need.

In today’s episode, you’ll discover why functional medicine is so effective, how Dr. Berzin and her team approach each patient to identify what needs to be addressed, and how they tackle mental health issues.

You’ll also hear more about what Dr. Berzin’s team focuses on and why, the exercises she recommends, and the role your gut microbiome plays in mental health.

Dr. Berzin and Dr. Anthony Gustin also chat about why our health system is so messed up, what the future of that looks like, and how things are changing because of Covid.

Dr. Robin Berzin is a practicing physician who went to medical school at Columbia University and trained in internal medicine at Mount Sinai.

From there, Dr. Berzin went on to study at the Institute of Functional Medicine, where she worked with some of the top physicians in this space.

Fast forward to today and Dr. Berzin and her team at Parsley Health work with patients in her clinic to help address chronic diseases and reverse as many as possible. 

You’ll hear more about how that’s possible when you check out the episode now.

Dec 28, 2020
124: Dr. Dan Stickler - Optimizing Health Through Epigenetics
01:13:41

Dr. Dan Stickler and his wife created a new system that analyzes someone’s genes and gives them individualized recommendations to improve their health and performance.

When you tune into this episode, you’ll hear more about how that’s possible, and you’ll also discover how eating locally affects your gene expression, what it takes to shift your epigenetics, and why Dr. Stickler only focuses on a small fraction of someone’s genes.

Dr. Stickler and Dr. Anthony Gustin also get into wearable health trackers, psychedelics on mental health, brain mapping, biofeedback, and so much more.

If you’re not familiar, Dr. Dan Stickler started out in the medical field as a vascular surgeon and weight loss surgeon. But, as you’ll learn, he was quickly disheartened by the fact that all he was doing for patients was helping them postpone death.

He knew there had to be a better way, which led him down the path of creating a systems-based precision performance medicine.

This new paradigm helps people optimize their genes and their health so that they can live better and reach their peak performance.

Because of this unique approach, Dr. Stickler is a top physician to high-performing executives and entrepreneurs looking to upgrade their current state.

In addition to co-founding The Apeiron Center for Human Potential, Dr. Stickler is an author, podcaster, speaker, blogger, and the Medical Director for the Neurohacker Collective.

When you tune into this episode, you’ll see how Dr. Stickler goes against the grain of traditional medicine by integrating several cutting-edge technologies to help people optimize all aspects of their life.

Check out the episode now to learn more!

Dec 23, 2020
123: Mary Ruddick - Healing Chronic Diseases Through Dietary Changes
01:06:38

Certified nutritionist, teacher, author, and yoga instructor Mary Ruddick was sick for over 12 years, unable to walk to the bathroom due to an infection that attacked her brain and nervous system.

She also dealt with severe kidney, liver, and lung disease, was on a countless number of medications, and was seen by dozens of well-renowned doctors who couldn’t help heal her conditions.

Fast forward to today and Mary looks like the picture perfect image of health and she’s never felt better since she was able to reverse her chronic diseases and dysautonomia.

In her effort to heal her own conditions, Mary tested out different diets.

She even cured her PCOS and endometriosis after being told she should remove huge chunks of her reproductive system.

Mary discusses how that’s possible along with why she now studies diets from around the world to uncover what makes some cultures healthier than others.

Mary and Dr. Anthony Gustin also dive into whether chronic diseases are normalized in other countries, how different cultures are able to do better on certain diets, and how to make both mental shifts and lifestyle changes to improve your health.

You’ll also hear more about the gut microbiome and whether being in good health is genetic.

Tune into the episode now to see what it takes to heal chronic diseases starting today.

Dec 18, 2020
122: Ed Byrne - Making Regenerative Agriculture Mainstream
52:06

Ed Byrne and his team at Wholesome Meats are working to scale regenerative agriculture so that there’s a mass adoption.

They hope to bring it to every grocery store across the globe and they believe that it’s the future of food.

When you tune into this episode, you’ll learn why Ed feels so strongly about regenerative agriculture, why it’s beneficial for both people and the planet, and what it’s going to take to make it mainstream.

Ed and Dr. Anthony Gustin also get into lab grown meat, how that and commercial farming are destroying our soil, and why we should have steak tastings just like we do with wine tastings.

Ed Byrne has an interesting background. He’s been involved in a lot of software startups, including funding many, but has since pivoted to the regenerative agriculture space.

He’s using his years of business and entrepreneurial experience to help make regenerative agriculture more scalable, more mainstream, and more affordable.

When you tune into this episode, you’ll hear more about Ed’s background, his experience with regenerative agriculture, and why he’s so passionate about making it mainstream.

Dec 07, 2020
121: Gary Taubes - The Key to Losing Weight and Weight Management
01:01:33

If you’ve ever struggled to lose weight by cutting calories and exercising more, you’re not alone.

As this week’s returning guest and best-selling author Gary Taubes points out, this outdated thinking isn’t going to help you lose weight or maintain a healthy weight, as you’ve probably already experienced.

So what will?

A high-fat keto diet.

In this episode, you’ll find out why that is, the mechanisms behind why a keto diet works so well, who this diet is right for, and how specific hormones are affected by a high-fat diet.

Gary also dives into why reducing calories doesn’t work, how obesity is connected to hormone issues, and the science of hunger, among other topics.

Gary Taubes is an investigative health and science journalist and researcher as well as a best-selling author of The Case Against Sugar, Why We Get Fat and What to Do About It, and Good Calories, Bad Calories.

In his latest book, The Case for Keto, Gary explains why we need to rethink weight control, how to do that, and why a low-carb, high-fat diet is the answer.

By tuning into this episode, you’ll have a sneak peek into the principles in his latest book and so much more.

Tune into the episode now to see why cutting calories and exercising more isn’t the key to lose weight and what is instead.

Dec 04, 2020
120: Dr. Anthony Gustin - (Q&A #10) - Keto Long Term, How Muscles Get Energy in a Low Carb State, Drinking on Keto, and More
53:43

Can you stay in ketosis long term?

Or should you use keto cyclically?

If I’m in a low-carb state, how do my muscles get energy?

What if I want to reintroduce carbs back into my diet? How would I go about doing that?

What’s the key to maintaining metabolic flexibility?

Is it possible to enjoy drinks on keto?

What about caffeine?

Chris Irvin, the Education Manager at Perfect Keto, co-author of the book Keto Answers, and The Ketologist, and Dr. Anthony Gustin are back by popular demand to answer those burning questions and more.

So if you’ve ever wanted to know if it’s safe to follow a keto diet long-term, if it’s possible to add some carbs back in, and whether or not you can enjoy mixed drinks on keto, this episode has those answers for you.

Chris and Dr. Gustin also go over creating metabolically flexibility, why too much caffeine isn’t a good thing, and so much more.

Dr. Anthony Gustin is a board-certified chiropractor and functional medicine practitioner who founded both Perfect Keto and Equip Foods.

As you’ll hear about in this episode, it is his belief that our artificial habitats have forced us into having artificial health problems and this show is his attempt to dive deep into topics like nutrition, sleep, movement, relationships, and more so you can reclaim your natural state of health.

Tune into the episode now to see the answers to some of the most popular questions people have regarding a keto diet.

Nov 23, 2020
119: Dr. Molly Maloof - How to Extend Your Lifespan and Improve Your Quality of Life
01:03:09

Dr. Molly Maloof, a physician, tech advisor, and entrepreneur, comes on the podcast to share what it takes to optimize your health beyond just focusing on nutrition and exercise.

So you’ll discover what that looks like, why addressing these other areas of health can be so life changing, and why your focus should be on extending your lifespan (and how to do this).

Dr. Maloof also goes into other topics like psychedelics, a foundational principle of health, nurturing personal relationships and why this matters, and where our current Covid-19 pandemic is heading.

As mentioned earlier, Dr. Molly Maloof is a physician, tech advisor, entrepreneur, and she teaches at Stanford University. Her focus is on helping people optimize their health -- using unconventional practices -- and extend their lifespans.

She doesn’t believe in running your health to the ground in order to maximize productivity and output and she’s focused on improving our health care using a radically different approach.

You’ll hear more about those topics and so much more when you check out the episode. Tune in now!

Nov 16, 2020
118: Dr. John Jaquish - Why Your Weight Lifting Routine is Wasting Your Time
58:39

If you’re someone who strength trains regularly yet you can’t seem to make any real progress, this podcast episode is for you.

Dr. John Jaquish, who happens to be a scientist, inventor, and The Wall Street Journal best-selling author, explains in this podcast episode, this is an all too common problem that many gym goers face.

And the root cause may surprise you.

Dr. Jaquish believes that weight lifting is actually a huge waste of time. And no matter how many different programs you try, you’re not going to get the results you want because it’s an ineffective form of exercise.

He also suggests that cardio is even worse for you.

So the question becomes, what is the best way to workout?

You’ll find the answer to that and more in this podcast episode.

Along with that, Dr. Jaquish and Dr. Anthony Gustin dive into why going to the gym won’t help, how the equipment in most gyms is useless, genetic differences between athletes and regular people, and what it really takes to create muscle synthesis.

Dr. John Jaquish has spent his life researching and developing a better approach to health. He understood that most people don’t have several hours per week to work out and, even if they did, it’s not an effective way to improve health.

So he set out to change that and eventually invented a bone density building technology known as the X3. This powerful piece of equipment can help people build muscle faster than weight training and it has the lowest risk of joint injuries while doing so.

His method is so powerful that the entire Miami Heat team uses it, along with other NFL and NBA athletes as well as Olypmians.

Find out why that is and how you can improve your workout efforts today by tuning into the episode now.

Nov 09, 2020
117: Dr. Anthony Gustin - (Q&A #9) - Fixing the Farming Industry, PUFAs in Meat, Lab Grown Meat, and Why It’s Crucial to Eat Locally
01:08:21

Chris Irvin, The Ketologist and Education Manager at Perfect Keto, and Dr. Anthony Gustin sit down for their ninth Q&A episode.

In this one, Dr. Anthony Gustin talks about why he bought a farm with his fiance, his plans for it, and what he hopes to do differently compared to most farms out there.

Dr. Gustin also shares his thoughts on why commercial farming is bad for the environment and what can be done to change that.

You may not think that farming has anything to do with you but, if the food you’re eating is coming from commercial farming, your health is going to be negatively affected by it.

Find out why that is in this episode along with some other key topics such as polyunsaturated fatty acids in meat and why lab grown meat is just as detrimental to the environment.

Dr. Anthony Gustin is a board-certified chiropractor and functional medicine practitioner who started both Perfect Keto and Equip Foods.

It’s his belief that our artificial habitats have forced us into having artificial health problems and this show is his attempt to dive deep into topics like nutrition, sleep, movement, relationships and more so that you can reclaim your natural state of health. 

When you tune in, you’ll discover why commercial farming is detrimental to your health and the health of the environment and what can be done to change that.

Check out the episode now!

Nov 02, 2020
116: Carly Johnson - Reversing Hashimoto’s Symptoms and Eliminating Household Toxins
54:24

Carly Johnson, a non-toxic living expert and certified health coach, didn’t take the traditional path to wellness that most of the experts that come on this podcast have.

She was going about her life with little regard for her health and she was eating a typical standard American diet.

It wasn’t until a health scare forced her to re-evaluate her ways and see that she could be doing things drastically different.

And when conventional medicine wasn’t working, she knew there had to be a better way. So she dove in deep to what else she could be doing to improve her health and it changed her life completely.

Carly comes on the show to share her journey and what she changed in order to see such incredible results.

On top of adjusting her diet, which she also discusses in this episode, Carly shares some unexpected areas that could be contributing to poor health.

From water filtration systems to the toxins found in commercial fragrances, you’ll discover what else could be negatively affecting your health and how to eliminate them starting today.

Carly and Dr. Anthony Gustin also chat about detoxification and juice cleanses and what you could be doing instead.

In addition to being a non-toxic living expert and certified health coach, Carly’s also a Hashimoto’s advocate since she personally experienced the debilitating symptoms of this autoimmune disorder.

You’ll hear more about her journey with Hashimoto’s, including what’s worked for her, what she wishes she knew sooner, how to take care of yourself, and what you can do to reduce toxins in your environment (and why you’d want to do this in the first place).

Tune into the episode now to learn more!

Oct 19, 2020
115: Dr. Anthony Jay - The Surprising Hormone Disrupting Chemicals Wreaking Havoc on Your Health
59:34

Xenoestrogens, or chemicals that act like estrogen in the body, could already be lurking in your house and wreaking havoc on your hormones without you even realizing it.

You may have heard of one of the most popular ones, BPA, which is commonly found in plastics, but that’s just the beginning here.

That’s why Dr. Anthony Jay, a best-selling author and lead researcher for the Mayo Clinic, comes on the show to discuss more about these xenoestrogens.

Dr. Jay has been researching these for years and even published a book on the topic. So he’s a top expert that can explain where these harmful chemicals are hiding, why they’re so dangerous, and what you can do to eliminate them from your life.

On top of diving into this topic on a deeper level, Dr. Jay and Dr. Anthony Gustin also veer off into other important ones like DNA testing, water filtration, avoiding grains and high-carb diets, epigenetics, and intermittent fasting.

Since all of these can play a significant role in your hormone health, they’re just as crucial to pay attention to, as you’ll learn in this episode.

Dr. Jay received a Ph.D in biochemistry from Boston University’s Medical School and went off to spend time researching Alzheimer’s disease, cholesterol, fats, and hormone health.

He’s currently a top researcher at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota where he focuses on stem cells, epigenetics, and infrared light.

Through this career path, he discovered just how much of an impact hormone disrupting chemicals can have on our health.

When you tune into this episode, you’ll learn more about the top offenders, why they’re so dangerous, and what can be done to eliminate them from your life.

Check it out now to learn more!

Oct 12, 2020
114: Dr. Benjamin Bikman - The Driving Force Behind Chronic Diseases
01:02:09

If you’ve ever wondered why some people get sick with chronic diseases, today’s guest, Dr. Benjamin Bikman, a top researcher, author, and lecturer, has the answer.

When you tune into this episode with Dr. Anthony Gustin and Dr. Bikman, you’ll hear more about how Dr. Bikman learned what was to blame, his simple yet effective framework for combating this issue and preventing chronic diseases from surfacing, and what diseases are connected to this issue.

You’ll also learn what tests you can have done to see if this is currently a problem for you.

Dr. Bikman also dives into how intermittent fasting is a great tool to use here but only when done correctly, which he’ll share more about.

If you’re not familiar with Dr. Bikman’s work, he received a doctorate degree in bioenergetics and a master’s degree in exercise physiology.

Since achieving those, he went on to study the causes of metabolic disorders like obesity, type 2 diabetes, and dementia as a leading researcher at Brigham Young University where he was also a professor for over a decade.

He publishes his work in peer-reviewed journals and presents across the globe (pre-Covid) at international science conferences and continues to study the role of insulin in the body.

On top of his academic achievements, Dr. Bikman recently published a book titled, Why We Get Sick: The Hidden Epidemic at the Root of Most Chronic Disease—and How to Fight It, which you’ll also hear more about in this episode.

Dr. Bikman also addresses why our current nutritional advice is outdated and causing more people to get sick and what can be done to fix it starting today.

Tune into this eye-opening episode now to learn more!

Oct 05, 2020
113: Dr. Mark Hyman - Fixing Our Food System
37:44

Dr. Hyman is a well-known family physician at the Cleveland Clinic who has written six best-selling books. In his latest one, Food Fix, he discusses how our food system is contributing to worse health outcomes.

And he comes on the show with Dr. Anthony Gustin to share a sneak peek into what he dives into with that book. So you’ll hear more about what’s wrong with our current food system, why it’s making people sick instead of better, what we can do about it, and what these changes could bring about as a result.

By tuning in, you’ll hear more about his research and the profound effects our food system has on our healthcare, the economy, and the environment. 

You’ll also learn more about how this problem contributed to such devastating effects from the Coronavirus and how this could have been drastically reduced had we taken these important steps sooner.

In case you’re not familiar with Dr. Mark Hyman’s work, he’s a popular family physician as well as a speaker and advocate for Functional Medicine on top of being a best-selling author.

He also works extremely hard as an activist to change our food system on a global scale.

Dr. Hyman has testified before the Senate Working Group on Health Care Reform and he’s consulted with the surgeon general on diabetes prevention in the 2009 White House Forum.

He’s also presented at the Clinton Foundation’s Health conference and the World Economic Forum along with TEDMED and TEDx.

Check out the episode now to discover just how bad our food system really is and what can be done to fix it.

Sep 28, 2020
112: Brian Sanders - How the Food Lies We’ve Been Taught are Destroying Our Health
01:09:22

What if everything you’ve been taught about nutrition and health was wrong?

And by following old school principles, you actually have a higher chance of developing chronic diseases?

Brian Sanders, health advocate and filmmaker of Food Lies, has been questioning our current food system after his parents passed away at a young age.

Despite following the nutritional guidelines and doing everything they thought was right, they still ended up getting sick and dying from preventable diseases.

Brian set out to discover why that was and what could be done to change this.

And that’s exactly what he shares on today’s episode with host Dr. Anthony Gustin.

Brian is one of the leading health advocates who’s not afraid to call out our food system and expose it for the food lies they’ve been feeding us for several decades.

He’s been doing this all over social media and he’s in the process of creating a film that outlines exactly what he’s discovered based on several years of research.

In the episode, you’ll have a sneak peek into what he’s discovered, how he got to this point, and what can be done to fix this.

You’ll also hear Brian’s thoughts on what the biggest offenders are and why you should remove them, why the food system is profit driven, and why our focus is all wrong.

One of the great things about Brian’s research is that he’s not biased one way or another. So you’re not going to hear him push one diet over another or put down any of them. Rather, you’ll learn simple principles to live by that can improve your health starting today.

Tune into the episode now to learn more!

Sep 21, 2020
111: Matteo Franceschetti - What It Takes to Optimize Sleep Health, According to Experts
54:21

What does it really take to optimize your sleep?

Should you pop some melatonin and hope it gives you a good night’s rest?

Or can you simply wear a black-out blindfold and hope for the best?

Matteo Franceschetti, the founder and CEO of Eight Sleep, which is a high-tech mattress that helps you optimize your sleep using your own biometrics, comes on the show to share exactly what it takes to improve your sleep.

You’ll discover the key ingredients for better sleep, what you should be tracking to see if you’re getting the right quality and amount of sleep, and how temperature affects your sleep.

Dr. Anthony Gustin and Matteo also veer off into non-sleep related topics to show how optimizing other areas of your life -- or disregarding them -- can impact your sleep.

On top of being the founder and CEO of Eight Sleep, Matteo was a business lawyer and serial entrepreneur who co-founded and led GIR and Global Investment, which you’ll hear more about in this episode.

But since those businesses, his Eight Sleep company has accelerated and was even named one of the Most Innovative Companies in Consumer Electronics by Fast Company.

His Eight Sleep company has also radically transformed the traditional mattress by developing cutting edge AI and machine learning models to track biological signals during sleep to help people optimize recovery and rest.

On top of that, Matteo has been the co-chair at FWD.us and a mentor for Techstars, Microsoft Bizpark, and the NYU Summer Launchpad Program and he’s a member of the Forbes Technology Council.

Tune in now to see how you could be optimizing your sleep health.

Sep 14, 2020
110: Andy Mant - The Truth and Science Behind Blue Light Blocking Glasses
01:02:48

Andy Mant, the CEO and founder of BLUblox, which are blue light blocking glasses that have actually been tested, comes on the show to discuss how different types of light affect your health and the research behind how this is possible.

Andy’s shares his extensive knowledge on the topic, what you can do to mitigate unnatural light exposure to improve your health, and how these lights affect your sleep, weight, blood glucose levels and more.

Dr. Gustin and Andy also discuss common household items that could also be wreaking havoc on your health, why most blue light blocking glasses are bogus, how to tell if yours are, and when to wear your blue light blocking glasses to be most effective.

You’ll also discover whether night mode on your devices is really helpful, the side effects you may notice when blocking out harmful lights, and what else you can do to keep yourself protected.

As mentioned earlier, Andy Mant is the founder of BLUblox’s blue light blocking glasses. He’s played an integral part in helping to develop the technology behind these crazy effective glasses thanks to several years of research and product testing.

Andy spends his time diving into the science behind this technology and he shares this knowledge with as many people as possible to help empower them to improve their health one step at a time.

And that’s exactly what you’ll hear about in this episode. 

Tune in now to learn more!

Sep 07, 2020
109: Anya Fernald - Why Regenerative Farming is the Future of Meat
01:08:06

In this podcast episode, Dr. Anthony Gustin sits down with Anya Fernald, co-founder and CEO of the largest regenerative farming operation in the United States, Belcampo, to see her take on why this is a better way to raise meat sustainably.

Anya has an incredible background that ranges from growing up on a dairy farm in Bavaria to eventually traveling and living in Greece and other parts of Europe to learn more about how they cook, bake, and raise animals.

It was this insider’s look that made her realize that how we do things here in the States needed a major overhaul, which is exactly what she did.

When you tune into the episode, you’ll learn more about Anya’s background, why she got involved in this space, and how she transformed her own life from living on a Standard American Diet (SAD).

You’ll also discover the differences between grass-fed and grass-finished meat, why regenerative agriculture is a better, more sustainable solution, and the problems with our dairy industry today.

Anya also chats about using your body’s own intuition to heal itself with food, why cravings can be a good thing when you know how to use them, and how we’ve turned off natural satiety mechanisms and what you can do to get them working again.

Anya Fernald’s name may sound familiar to you -- not only is she the co-founder and CEO of Belcampo, but she’s also served as a judge on Iron Chef America between 2009-2011.

Anya has been recognized for being a top 40 under 40 by Food and Wine, she’s appeared in The New Yorker’s 2014 Issue, and she’s co-authored two books, including a cookbook of her own.

Anya has also founded the Food Craft Institute, a non-profit that puts out an annual Eat Real Food Festival each year in Oakland.

Tune into the episode now to learn more!

Aug 31, 2020
108: David Nurse - How to Reach Your Goals and Build Unshakable Confidence
47:33

If you’ve ever struggled to reach your goals, this podcast episode is here to help.

As David Nurse, a motivational speaker, optimization coach, and best-selling author,  talks about in this episode, your mindset could be behind why you’re not achieving the goals you set out for yourself.

And it’s not just you.

David works with professional NBA players and sees that they face the same struggles.

Despite having all of the athletic ability in the world, many still battle with negative self-talk, imposter syndrome, and a lack of self-confidence.

And it’s these issues that hold both professional athletes and most people back from reaching their goals.

That’s why David comes on the show to help change that.

As an optimization coach, David shares his simple yet impactful framework for changing your mindset and getting out of a negative headspace so you can finally reach the goals you set for yourself.

When you tune in, you’ll hear more about his framework, the exact tools he uses with the pros, and how to bust through your own roadblocks to achieve your true purpose in life.

David also discusses some of his best principles from his latest book, Pivot & Go, which means you’ll have even more of a sneak peek into changing your situation starting today.

David’s also a former professional basketball player and coach for the Brooklyn Nets and he’s personally worked with over 150 NBA players to help them improve on their personal development, confidence, leadership, and motivational growth.

Using his 29-day action plan, David helps people achieve the best life possible and he’s here to share those exact strategies in this podcast episode.

Tune in now to hear more about how you can optimize your mindset today!

Aug 24, 2020
107: Josh Clemente - Continuous Glucose Monitoring and Why Everyone Should Be Tracking This Important Metric
57:17

As you’ll hear about in this episode, roughly 90 million Americans are unknowingly living in a prediabetic state and up to 70% of them will end up being diabetic if they don’t address it starting today.

That’s why Josh Clemente, a founding partner at Levels Health, and his team are actively working to change that outcome by offering a continuous glucose monitor that is accessible even if you don’t have diagnosed blood sugar issues.

Because, as Josh explains, testing your fasting blood glucose and A1C level once a year aren’t enough to show you the true picture.

Instead, continuous glucose monitoring and making this something that most people start tracking -- just like you would with your steps or sleep -- long before any blood sugar issues surface is the answer to solving this issue.

Doing so has incredible results both in the short and long term which is why it’s so effective.

And that’s exactly what you’ll hear more about in this episode.

Josh and Dr. Anthony Gustin dive into why more people should be tracking their blood sugar using a CGM even if they don’t have diagnosed issues, the incredible information you can gather from doing this, and the powerful benefits that surface as a result of tracking.

Josh Clemente is a former SpaceX Lead Life Support Systems Engineer, a CrossFit L2 Trainer, a Senior Engineer at Hyperloop One and he’s part of the founding team at Levels Health, which aims to bring continuous glucose monitoring to the masses.

Tune in now to see why this is one area of your health that you can’t afford to skip and the benefits you’ll see when you start tracking.

Aug 17, 2020
106: Todd White - Biohacking for Longevity and Disease Prevention and Why Most Wines Are Terrible for You Except This One
01:01:13

Todd White, a serial entrepreneur, writer, speaker, and founder and CEO of Dry Farm Wines, shares the biohacking strategies that had the most profound impact on his life and the ones he continues to practice today.

When you tune into this episode, you’ll learn all about what he uses to improve his mental performance and attract a life of abundance, how he sets up his body for longevity and disease prevention, and what’s been the hardest part of this journey.

Todd also gets into other topics such as the macros and micronutrients he prefers, why he focuses on these, and what it’s like to be a successful entrepreneur.

You’ll discover Todd’s best tips when it comes to thriving in business -- instead of striving -- and how to attract and retain the right people in your business.

As the founder and CEO of Dry Farm Wines, Todd also shares his experience with uncovering the problems with most wines on the market, why he decided to change this, and how his wine does just that.

Lastly, you’ll hear more about Todd’s personal and business values and how these have evolved since he started working as an entrepreneur a few decades ago.

If you don’t already know Todd White, he’s a serial entrepreneur that started at the tender age of 17.

Throughout his career as an entrepreneur, he experienced many highs and lows and even took two breaks that lasted several years to recharge and get himself back on track, which you’ll hear about in this episode.

On top of running his wine company for 15 years now, Todd is also a writer and speaker who shares his knowledge on improving health, longevity, and vitality.

And that’s exactly what you’ll learn more about when you tune into the episode.

Check it out now to learn more!

Aug 10, 2020
105: Dr. Paul Saladino - 2+ Years on the Carnivore Diet, High Cholesterol with Zero Plaque Build-Up, and Why Animal-Based Diets are Better for You
01:31:48

Dr. Paul Saladino, a classically trained physician and functional medicine practitioner,  comes back on the show to share what it’s been like following a carnivore diet for over two years now.

When you tune into this episode, you’ll hear more about what he usually eats during a typical day, what he’s done differently since he first started following this diet, and what his lab work looks like as a result.

Dr. Saladino and Dr. Anthony Gustin also chat about other topics like why vegetable oils are so detrimental to our health, why you should never cook with liquid oils, how to eat nose-to-tail, and why factory farming is a nightmare.

You’ll also hear more about how “eating the rainbow” is one of the worst strategies when it comes to nutrition and why that is.

On top of being a physician and functional medicine practitioner, Dr. Saladino is the author of the book The Carnivore Code, which he’s about to launch an updated version of.

In this book, Dr. Saladino shares his experience with being on the diet for so long and what he would do differently.

Tune in now to hear about those topics and so much more.

Aug 03, 2020
104: Dr. Anthony Gustin - (Q&A #8) - Melatonin, CBD, Creatine, and Immunity Boosts, Plus Why You Probably Don’t Need Sunscreen
55:34

Chris Irvin, The Ketologist and Education Manager at Perfect Keto, and Dr. Anthony Gustin sit down for the eighth time to answer questions from their listeners and online community in this episode.

This time, you’ll hear all about supplements like melatonin, CBD, creatine, and immunity boosting options, and whether or not you should consider taking them.

Chris and Dr. Gustin also chat about a topic that raises a lot of eyebrows -- whether or not you need to lather on sunscreen.

You may be surprised to learn that you don’t need to, which they’ll explain more about in the episode, but that there are some precautions you should still take, especially if you eventually plan to spend a week on a beach.

On top of diving into these supplements and sunscreen, Chris and Dr. Gustin also share their favorite tips for how to improve your sleep, why you should tackle these other health items first and before supplementing, and the top three supplements they take.

If this is your first time listening to this podcast and you don’t know Dr. Anthony Gustin, he’s a board-certified chiropractor and functional medicine practitioner who started both Perfect Keto and Equip Foods.

It’s his belief that our artificial habitats have forced us into having artificial health problems and this show is his attempt to dive deep into topics like nutrition, sleep, movement, relationships and more so that you can reclaim your natural state of health. 

So when you tune in, Dr. Gustin promises to show you how to thrive in an environment that’s stacked against you.

And that’s exactly what you’ll find in this episode.

Tune in now to learn more!

Jul 27, 2020
103: Dr. Cate Shanahan - Why Vegetable Oils are at the Root of Serious Health Conditions
54:12

Dr. Cate Shanahan, a board-certified family physician who specializes in reversing chronic diseases and best-selling author, comes back on the show to dive deeper into how these eight vegetable oils are destroying our health.

In this episode, Dr. Shanahan goes on to suggest that the negative outcomes coming from the Coronavirus pandemic could have been avoided had we eliminated vegetable oils from our diets five years ago.

Not only that, Dr. Shanahan shows that other health conditions, such as type 2 diabetes, could also be radically eliminated or improved simply from removing vegetable oils from our diets.

Dr. Shanahan shares why you’ll want to remove these harmful oils, how to do this, and some other helpful steps you can take starting today.

She also dives into other topics such as why your fat is an essential organ, the benefits of switching to a regenerative agriculture style of farming, and how you can improve your metabolic health.

 

You’ll also discover how to assess your current metabolic health and why you may be healthy on the outside yet you’re experiencing a metabolic storm internally (and what you can do to fix this).

On top of being a physician and author, Dr. Shanahan also works with Dr. Tim DiFrancesco and Gary Vitti to create a PRO Nutrition program for the LA Lakers. In doing this, she was shocked to learn that some of the Lakers had poor metabolic health despite being in great shape.

Tune into the episode now to see why that is and how you can improve your health starting today!

Jul 20, 2020
102: Dr. Jack Wolfson - What Current Heart Health Treatments Get Wrong and How to Fix This
51:14

Dr. Jack Wolfson started out as most traditional cardiologists do -- he went through several years of training and started working with patients in his practice.

But, despite using what he was taught, he found that his treatments weren’t as effective as they should be.

On top of that, his wife opened his eyes to a possibility that he had never considered: what he was taught wasn’t going to fix the problem and only led to prolonging poor heart health.

Dr. Wolfson followed this path and realized there was more than enough truth to it.

So he set out to change how he treats poor heart health conditions in his patients by addressing the root causes that many people don’t even realize are connected to it.

It didn’t take long for him to see success in his patients and now he uses and teaches this holistic approach to heart health both in the United States and across the globe.

When you tune into this episode with Dr. Wolfson and Dr. Anthony Gustin, you’ll learn why our traditional treatments -- such as statins, low dose aspirin, and high blood pressure meds -- aren’t effective and why they contribute to poor health outcomes, not better.

You’ll also learn Dr. Wolfson’s top principles for improving health and keeping your heart in tip top shape.

You’ll also hear more about cholesterol, chiropractic care and why emergency rooms should be using this form of medicine, and the top areas to focus on starting today.

If you don’t know Dr. Jack Wolfson, he’s a leading natural holistic health physician on top of being a board-certified cardiologist.

He’s also the author of the best-selling book, The Paleo Cardiologist, and a five-time winner of The Natural Choice Award.

By tuning in, you’ll learn what you can do to keep your heart health strong and how to reverse poor heart health starting today.

Check out the episode now to learn more!

Jul 13, 2020
101: Diana Rodgers - The Case for Better Meat
57:07

Licensed Registered Dietician Nutritionist Diana Rodgers is here to prove that a plant-based diet may not be the answer to better nutrition and a better environment and she shows what is instead in this podcast episode with Dr. Anthony Gustin.

When you tune in, you’ll hear Diana’s case for a higher quality of nutrition, environmental impact, animal welfare, and sustainability through eating a diet that contains meat.

Diana also discusses why meat isn’t the reason behind global warming and skyrocketing cancer rates.

She also tackles issues such as what happens when we pull meat from our schools, if it’s possible to raise meat sustainably and ethically, and so much more.

You’ll also learn about the true water usage of raising meat and whether or not grass-fed versus conventional grown meat really shows much of a difference.

As for Diana’s background, she’s a Licensed Registered Dietician Nutritionist who lives and works on an organic farm in New England.

She’s also a podcast host and author of The Sustainable Dish Podcast and she’s a speaker at both universities and conferences around the world.

On top of that, Diana is a Consulting Dietician for many well-known publications, she’s also a board member of several prestigious programs, and her work has also been featured in many top publications.

Tune in now to learn why a plant-based diet isn’t the answer and what is instead.

Jul 06, 2020
100: Dr. Ryan DeBell - Improving Joint Health and Optimizing Your Range of Motion
01:03:19

You may be working out and thinking that you’re doing a good thing for your physical health but if you’re not considering things like your range of motion and joint health, you could be doing a huge disservice to your body.

As Dr. Ryan DeBell points out in this podcast episode with Dr. Anthony Gustin, many people don’t realize just how variable their anatomy is.

And without considering this, you could be doing popular exercises like squats and overhead lifts incorrectly for your specific body.

Over time, this can lead to injuries and deterioration of joint health despite the fact that you thought you were doing the right thing.

So how can you fix things?

Thanks exactly what you’ll learn about in this episode.

Ryan discusses how to improve your joint health with the goal of preserving it and strengthening it for longevity along with figuring out how to optimize your range of motion without putting yourself at risk for injuries.

On top of having a passion for health and fitness since a young age, Ryan has also received his Master’s Degree in Sports & Exercise Science along with a Doctorate in chiropractic.

What he discovered over the years is that, while most people have good intentions, they’re not using exercise programs designed specifically for their body.

Along with injuries, this can lead to unwanted aches and pains and imbalances.

Ryan’s goal is to help people understand their own personal movement better so each person can become a master of their own body.

And that’s exactly what he dives into with this episode.

Tune in now to learn more!

Jun 29, 2020
099: Dr. Anthony Gustin - (Q&A #7) - Carb Cycling, Best Carb Sources, and When to Consider Adding More Carbs In
55:49

Dr. Anthony Gustin sits down with Chris Irvin, Perfect Keto’s Education Manager and The Ketologist, for another Q&A to tackle some more great questions from their listeners.

But this Q&A is a little different from the other six since it covers more of a hybrid style where Dr. Gustin answers questions and shares his latest experiment with Chris Irvin.

Dr. Gustin and Chris are experimenting with adding more carbs into their diets to see how they feel and what effects (if any) it has on their blood glucose, body composition, resting metabolic rate, and so much more.

They’ll also share why they’ve decided to do this and how it’s working so far. You’ll even hear if they’re going to continue this experiment or abandon it for another testing phase.

On top of discussing this experiment, Dr. Gustin and Chris are answering top questions pertaining to their thoughts on cyclical keto, the best times to add in carbs, their top carb sources, and more.

So if you’ve been considering adding more carbs into your keto diet, this podcast episode has a ton of great information in store for you.

Check out the episode now to learn more!

Jun 22, 2020
098: Mansal Denton - Ethical Hunting and Tapping into Nature and Your Emotions
01:02:26

Mansal Denton isn’t your stereotypical hunter.

As you’ll hear about in this episode with Mansal and Dr. Anthony Gustin, he’s not going out to hunt for the thrill of it and he doesn’t treat it like a sport.

Instead, Mansal believes in ethical hunting, practicing mindfulness while out there, and tapping into the emotions that come up before, during, and after the hunt.

Mansal’s approach resembles that of many indigenous people and Native Americans.

And that’s exactly what you’ll hear more about when you tune in.

Mansal shares how he went from being a vegetarian for 20 years to practicing this style of hunting.

You’ll also learn why he went down this path, why he treats it so differently than most hunters, and why he uses it to tap into his emotions and suggests that more people do it.

Mansal also talks about his guided hunting excursions and what he recommends understanding before going out.

Mansal even dives into how he recommends that people spend more time in nature and tap into their emotions whether they hunt or not.

If you’re not familiar with Mansal Denton, don’t worry. You’ll learn all about his unique background in this episode.

Tune in now to hear more about ethical hunting and how Mansal does things differently.

Jun 15, 2020
097: Dr. Will Cole - Decreasing Inflammation in the Body for Better Health
55:48

Dr. Will Cole, a leading functional medicine practitioner and author of two incredible books, was one of the first guests to appear on this podcast.

This time around, Dr. Gustin and Dr. Cole will be chatting about some topics from his latest book, The Inflammation Spectrum, to discuss all things related to inflammation.

So you’ll learn what inflammation is, why it’s not a bad thing, and what happens when things go wrong.

Dr. Cole also shares what you can do to combat inflammation and how this affects more people than most realize.

Dr. Cole also discusses how inflammation can affect your mental, emotional, and physical wellbeing and what can be done to stop it in its tracks.

If you didn’t catch Dr. Cole on his first episode, or you’re just not familiar with him, he’s a functional medicine expert that focuses on helping people around the globe using telehealth medicine.

In his practice, he helps people identify the underlying causes that are contributing to chronic diseases and autoimmune issues and helps them create a customized plan to start healing these issues.

Dr. Cole was also named one of the top 50 functional medicine and integrative doctors in the United States and he continues to share his message through speaking engagements, the two books he’s written, and as a course instructor for top wellness brands like MindBodyGreen and Goop. 

When you tune into this episode, you’ll discover how inflammation could be at the root of your health issues and some simple strategies you can implement today to start reducing it once and for all.

Check out the episode now to learn more!

Jun 08, 2020
096: Dr. Greg Kelly - Mental Models, Neurohacking, Key Health Markers, and Improving Overall Health
01:06:22

Dr. Greg Kelly, a naturopathic physician (N.D.), has written and published numerous articles on natural medicine and nutrition, he has more than 30 journal articles indexed on PubMed, and he’s contributed to three chapters in the Textbook of Natural Medicine.

He’s also the author of the book Shape Shift and he’s the past editor of the Alternative Medicine Review.

On top of that, Dr. Kelly has been an instructor at the University of Bridgeport in the College of Naturopathic Medicine and he’s now the current lead product formulator at Neurohacker Collective.

To say he’s very accomplished would be an understatement.

In this episode, Dr. Kelly and Dr. Anthony Gustin dive into a number of different topics ranging from key health markers, mental models, optimizing brain health, promoting anti-aging in a healthy manner, and so much more.

Dr. Kelly also shares more about vitamins and minerals along with the one nutrient that he feels most people are deficient in and how you can add more of it into your life.

You’ll also discover more about Dr. Kelly’s impressive background, how he found himself down this path of naturopathic medicine and neurohacking, and what the main similarities and differences are between a naturopathic doctor and a traditional one.

Tune into the episode now to learn more!

Jun 01, 2020
095: Will Harris - Regenerative Agriculture and Why More Farms Should Switch to this Eco-Friendly Model
01:01:51

Will Harris, a sixth generation farmer, followed in the footsteps of his great-great-grandfather, his great-grandfather, his grandfather, and his father before him.

He also went to school for agriculture and he implemented everything he was taught there on his family’s farm.

But after 20+ years of doing this on his family’s farm, White Oaks Pastures, he had a gut instinct that this wasn’t the way to run things, despite everything he had been taught in school.

He followed his instincts and radically transformed his family’s farm going back to the methods his great-great-grandfather used.

And now Will Harris uses a regenerative agriculture approach on his farm, which benefits his animals, the environment, and the people on the farm and in the local community surrounding it.

Will explains why that is in this episode with Dr. Anthony Gustin and he also dives into how his farm went full circle -- from using industrialization and commoditization after WWII to taking a humane animal husbandry approach and focusing on environmental sustainability.

You’ll also hear more about how this approach isn’t the most profitable and why that doesn’t matter to Will.

Will also describes the issues he faced early on and why he continues to hit roadblocks despite doing the right thing.

If you’re not familiar with the term “greenwashing,” you’ll also discover what that is, why it’s so detrimental, and how big corporations are continuing to deceive people.

On top of being a sixth generation farmer, Will has become a leader in the humane animal husbandry and environmental sustainability space. 

He’s the immediate past President of the Board of Directors of Georgia Organics and the Beef Director of the American Grassfed Association.

Will was even selected as the 2011 Business Person of the year for Georgia.

And the reason he’s held such prestigious honors is because he’s not profit-driven, which you’ll hear more about when you tune in.

Will cares about keeping mother nature happy along with making sure his animals and the people surrounding them are taken care of properly.

When you tune in, you’ll discover why regenerative agriculture is so beneficial for the animals, the environment, and the people surrounding it.

Check out the episode now to learn more!

May 25, 2020
094: Emily Fletcher - Using Meditation to Stress Less, Sleep Better, and Improve Performance
56:57

After working as an actress on Broadway for over 10 years, Emily Fletcher found herself sick, struggling with insomnia, and in a constant stressed out state.

It wasn’t until she tapped into meditation that she finally found some relief.

As you’ll hear about in this episode with Dr. Anthony Gustin, this seemingly simple practice turned out to be transformative for Emily, a leading expert in meditation now.

She was able to heal her body, sleep through the night, and so much more.

After seeing these amazing results personally, Emily knew she wanted to share the gift of meditation with the masses so she went on to start teaching it.

Emily eventually created her Ziva Meditation method, which covers mindfulness, meditation, and manifestation, three key ingredients that truly transformed her life.

And now she sees the same things happening in her clients from around the world.

In this podcast episode, you’ll learn more about this unique meditation method, why it differs from most, why it’s so effective, and how you can put it into practice starting today.

If you’re on the fence with meditation, or you’ve tried it before without success, Emily’s eye-opening tips can help.

On top of being a Broadway actress, Emily Fletcher is the founder of Ziva Meditation and she’s a best-selling author of Stress Less, Accomplish More.

Her work has been featured on The Today’s Show, Vogue, ABC News, and The New York Times.

Some of her meditation clients include Apple and Google employees, Harvard Business School and Barclays Bank employees, Oscar, Grammy, Tony and Emmy award winners, NBA players, Navy SEALS, Fortune 500 CEOs, busy parents, and entrepreneurs.

So if you’re looking to learn more about meditation or learn from the best, this is one episode you don’t want to miss.

Check out the episode now!

May 18, 2020
093: Dr. Nicole Rivera - How Functional Medicine Can Uncover What’s Really Causing Poor Health
01:02:44

Dr. Nicole Rivera is unlike most doctors out there.

Instead of taking one course and broadly applying it to her patients, she continues to learn and get certified in many different disciplines so she can combine a bit of each to help her patients heal.

So she takes an integrative approach that really makes her stand out as a functional medicine practitioner.

As Dr. Rivera shares with Dr. Anthony Gustin in this episode, she faced her own health struggles that most doctors failed to help her solve.

In doing that herself, she realized that she could offer the same type of healing to her patients.

When you tune in, you’ll discover the elaborate testing she does with her patients, why she does this, and how she takes an integrative approach to health.

You’ll also learn more about common therapies that didn’t work for her despite their claims that they’re incredibly effective.

Dr. Rivera also shares alternative therapies and why these may or may not be helpful for patients.

If you don’t know Dr. Nicole Rivera, she’s a leading expert in integrative medicine. 

She received a doctorate in chiropractic, a bachelor’s degree in psychology pre-medicine, and she’s graduated from the Klinghardt Academy and the Kresser Institute.

Dr. Rivera is also an active member of the Institute of Functional Medicine and the Academy for Comprehensive Integrative Medicine and she’s the best selling cookbook author of Eat for Your Gut.

She founded the Integrative Wellness Group and the Institute for Integrative Wellness which the former specializes in functional medicine and integrative medicine and the latter teaches other practitioners how to do this too.

Since founding the Integrative Wellness Group, she now specializes in gastrointestinal issues, autoimmunity, lyme literate, hormone, thyroid, and endocrine disorders, as well as mold toxicity, and safe detoxification methods.

Check out the episode now to see how elaborate testing and an integrative approach to wellness can help you address and combat health issues.

May 11, 2020
092: Vivica Menegaz - Ayahuasca, MDMA, and Plant-Based Medicines for Healing Trauma
01:04:41

Vivica Menegaz, a nutritionist and holistic practitioner, comes on the show to share her experience with moving through traumas and shifting to a better mental health mindset using alternative medicines.

These medicines aren’t your typical treatments but they are ones that are growing in popularity due to their effectiveness.

If the title of this podcast hasn’t given it away yet, Vivica is going to share her journey with using substances like psychedelic mushrooms, MDMA, and ayahuasca to heal the traumas she’s experienced.

Vivica also discusses how these traumas could be affecting your health and, even if you work out and eat healthy, they may not be enough to help you feel better overall.

That’s why she believes that starting to address the traumas that are at the root of your health should be something worth considering.

You’ll also discover what else you can do if you don’t have access to these alternative medicines.

For any new listeners who don’t yet know Vivica Menegaz, she’s most known for being a nutritionist, cookbook author, and blogger of The Nourished Caveman, a site that shares a therapeutic approach to food.

She’s even created her own Healing Foods Method to help people transform their health by switching to a whole-foods, low-carb lifestyle.

But nutrition isn’t her only area of expertise.

As you’ll hear more about in this episode, Vivica is also a holistic practitioner who guides people using plant-based medicines like ayahuasca and others.

In this area, she helps people move through emotional and mental blocks and helps them get past traumas that could be holding them back.

If traumas have caused you to retreat and you feel you’re being held back from them as a result, we highly encourage you to check out this episode now to learn more!

Even if you don’t think past traumas are affecting you, we still suggest tuning in since this episode may be a real eye-opener.

May 04, 2020
091: Dr. Michael Ruscio - Combating Viruses Through Improving Gut Health
01:05:59

With this Covid pandemic still in full swing, Dr. Anthony Gustin and Dr. Michael Ruscio, a best-selling author and Doctor of Natural Medicine, wanted to share a side that’s rarely talked about: combating viruses through improving gut health.

In this episode, Dr. Ruscio shares some incredible research on how certain viruses already respond to probiotics and how your gut health can leave you vulnerable or protected from viruses.

Dr. Ruscio and Dr. Gustin also chat about their thoughts on the current pandemic, how healthcare is going to change over the next five, 10, and 15 years from now, and so much more.

You’ll also hear Dr. Ruscio’s incredible insight into probiotics, including the three main types, the research behind each one, and what to do if you’re not responding well to probiotics right now.

He also shares the top sources of probiotic rich foods and how they compare to taking probiotics.

Since Dr. Ruscio has been on the show before, he’s also going to discuss what’s changed for him in his clinical practice since coming on.

If you haven’t caught Dr. Ruscio’s past episodes or you’re not familiar with him, he’s a Doctor of Natural Medicine, a chiropractor, clinical researcher, and best-selling author.

He’s also a committee member of the Naturopathic Board of Gastroenterology research division and his work has been published in peer-reviewed medical journals.

To say Dr. Ruscio is a pioneer in the gut-health space would be an understatement. 

By tuning in, you’ll learn why your gut health could be the key to combating viruses.

Check out the episode now to learn more!

Apr 27, 2020
090: Kelly LeVeque - Four Simple Ingredients to Better Health, Improved Blood Sugar, and Increased Satiety
01:02:46

Kelly LeVeque, a holistic nutritionist, is well-known for the work she does with celebrities like Jennifer Garner, Jessica Alba, Molly Sims, Chelsea Handler, Emmy Rossum, and so many more.

For these A-list clients, Kelly helps them get into shape for roles in a healthy, sustainable way.

But that’s not all she’s up to.

She’s also authored two best-selling books, Body Love and Body Love Every Day, which brings her simple framework to everyday readers.

What’s great about Kelly’s approach is that she takes complex science-based nutrition topics and simplifies them in a way that anyone can understand them and apply them to their everyday lives.

When you tune in, you’ll learn about her simple Fab Four framework and how this helps manage blood sugar, improve satiety, and keeps people looking and feeling their best.

Kelly also discusses her simple recipe for creating a Fab Four smoothie, why it’s crucial to manage blood sugar levels, understanding net carbs, and so much more.

Kelly is also a mom who runs a thriving holistic nutrition practice so she understands what it means to live a busy life while still trying to maintain a healthy lifestyle.

That’s why she’s sharing her simple frameworks in this episode so anyone can start making healthy habits stick no matter how crazy their schedule is.

And that’s exactly what you’ll learn in this episode.

Kelly and Dr. Anthony Gustin also dive into other important areas of health, such as movement and eliminating household chemicals, and how you can weave these practices in without overhauling your entire life.

On top of everything just mentioned, Kelly also holds a 200 Hr Yoga Instructor certification and she’s an NSCA-Certified Personal Trainer.

Tune into the episode now to learn more about the simple frameworks Kelly uses on A-list celebrities and everyday clients alike.

Apr 20, 2020
089: Ben Greenfield - Biohacking Immunity and Raising Healthy Families
01:06:51

Ben Greenfield, a biohacker, performance coach, ex-bodybuilder, Ironman triathlete, professional Spartan athlete, professional speaker, and New York Times best-selling author, is a returning guest of this podcast.

In his first episode, he dove into how to biohack health by sharing what he does to improve his performance and his overall health using his top principles.

Dr. Anthony Gustin and Ben Greenfield take things a step further in today’s episode by getting into a number of different topics from fortifying the immune system, raising healthy families, unschooling, and so much more.

Ben also gets into what he’s doing to keep his family and his immune system protected during this Covid pandemic and how he’s keeping his physical and mental health strong while being quarantined.

So, when you tune in, you’ll hear more about Ben’s breathwork, cold work, his blood flow restricted training regimen, and his approach to raising a healthy family, among other topics.

If you didn’t catch Ben’s first episode, or you don’t know him, he’s a beast to say the least.

On top of everything mentioned earlier, Ben Greenfield is also a Spartan SGX certified coach, he won NSCA’s Personal Trainer of the Year award in 2008, and he was named one of the top 100 Most Influential People in Health and Fitness in 2013 and 2014.

He’s also recently launched another book titled, Boundless, which teaches people how to upgrade their brain and optimize their bodies to defy aging.

You’ll hear more about this book and some of Ben’s top principles when you tune into the episode.

Check it out now to learn more!

Apr 13, 2020
088: Tero Isokauppila - The Superpowers Mushrooms and Adaptogens Have on Health
01:07:23

As a thirteenth generation farmer who grew up foraging mushrooms and other wild foods on his family’s farm, Tero Isokauppila’s passion and curiosity for improving health started at an early age.

He went on to pursue a degree in Chemistry, Business, and a Certificate in Plant-Based Nutrition at Cornell University and later published two best-selling books, Healing Mushrooms and Santa Sold Shrooms.

He also founded a company you may have heard of called Four Sigmatic.

As you’ll learn about in this podcast episode, Tero is an expert in all things mushrooms, superfoods, and adaptogens.

And that’s exactly what Tero and Dr. Anthony Gustin get into in this episode, among other topics.

So you’ll discover what an adaptogen is, the foods that fall under this category, and how certain mushrooms have medicinal properties..

On top of that, you’ll also discover that mushrooms are much closer to humans than plants and that their microbiome is so beneficial to humans.

And this is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to what Tero and Dr. Gustin chat about in this episode.

If you don’t know Tero, on top of founding Four Sigmatic and writing two best-selling books, he’s also been chosen twice as one of the world’s Top 50 Food Activists.

He’s been featured in Time, Forbes, GQ, Harper’s Bazaar, Bon Appétit, Vogue and more and he’s also been a guest speaker at Wanderlust, Summit Series, Google, WME-IMG, and the Fast Company Innovation Festival. 

Tune into the episode now to learn more about adaptogenic mushrooms and other proven ways to improve your health from the inside out.

Apr 06, 2020
087: Raphael Sirtoli - The Problem with Tracking Calories and What To Do Instead
01:00:10

If you’ve ever tried to lose weight by tracking your calories and struggled, you’re not alone.

This weight loss “tool” rarely works.

And oftentimes there’s a big discrepancy in how many calories you’re supposed to eat versus what you actually should be eating.

So the question is, is there a better way to track your food intake that actually gets results?

As you’ll hear about in this podcast episode with science writer and researcher Raphael Sirtoli, there is definitely a better, more effective approach here and it comes down to tracking a few metrics.

Instead of only focusing on calories, there’s other variables, such as a nutrient density score, keto score, and insulin index, which are far more effective.

When you tune into this episode, you’ll discover why this alternative works so much better for reaching your goals -- including fat loss -- and improving your overall health.

Raphael also explains why you don’t need to measure your food and what you can focus on instead so that you’re not tied to weighing what you eat or measuring every ounce you bite into.

Raphael Sirtoli is a super bright, well-educated researcher and science writer who’s currently pursuing his PhD in the Behavioral and Molecular Lab at the University of Minho.

There, his focus is on combining neuroscience and metabolism to understand the side-effects of antipsychotics and whether or not a keto diet can help mitigate them.

Raphael is also the co-founder of a food tracking app called Nutrita.

Unlike most of these apps on the market, Raphael’s focuses on rating foods based on their nutrition score, among other things, so that you can increase your overall nutrient intake instead of worrying about calories only.

Through his app, he’s helping people reach their health goals by focusing more on behavioral changes that will keep them feeling satisfied instead of hungry for junk foods.

Tune into the episode now to learn more.

Mar 30, 2020
086: Emily Schromm - How Emotional Awareness Can Dramatically Improve Your Life
59:32

She’s a self-proclaimed “Meathead Hippie”, a Nutritional Therapy Practitioner, trainer, coach, writer, and creator who realized she could use food and movement to heal from the inside out.

But it wasn’t until she started doing a deep dive into emotional awareness that she found her true self.

And that’s exactly what Emily Schromm comes on the show to talk about with Dr. Anthony Gustin.

While this is a topic that’s not often talked about, it should be for a number of different reasons, as you’ll learn in this episode.

By taking emotional awareness for granted, you could experience negative health outcomes.

And no matter how hard you workout or eat healthy, if you’re missing this key ingredient, you could still find yourself suffering from health ailments.

As Emily mentions in the show, instead of turning to external sources to find the solutions to all of your problems, it pays to turn inward and tap into your feelings.

So how do you do that?

When you tune into this episode, you’ll hear the exact steps to take to start tapping into your emotional awareness, which can greatly improve your life and health, as Emily experienced firsthand.

If you don’t know Emily, on top of being a Nutritional Therapy Practitioner, personal trainer, and online coach, she recently self-published her book, The Process, which dives into how to do, feel, know, and make without getting in your own way.

Emily shares some strategies from the book and also chats about how to crush self-doubt, when to let go of things that don’t serve you, how to push past your fears, and a number of other topics.

Tune into the episode now to see how you can drastically improve your life.

Mar 23, 2020
085: Max Lugavere - How to Improve Your Health with More than Just Nutrition
01:09:46

Max Lugavere, the New York Times best-selling author of Genius Foods, has come on the show before to talk about what it takes to feed your mind and optimize brain function.

Since that episode, Max has authored another book, The Genius Life, which covers everything else you should focus on to improve your health beyond just nutrition.

And that’s exactly what Max comes on the podcast to chat about with Dr. Anthony Gustin.

Max and Dr. Gustin get into the broader picture of health to see how your environment, what you’re exposed to, sleep, and movement can affect you.

You’ll also hear more about facilitating healthy digestion beyond just what you eat, the problems associated with exposure to endocrine disruptors and eating processed foods, and the one thing most adults don’t get enough of.

If you haven’t met Max Lugavere yet, on top of being a best-selling author, he’s also a talented filmmaker and a health and science journalist.

He’s also the host of The Genius Life podcast, which is a top health podcast on iTunes.

Max has also appeared on The Rachael Ray Show and The Doctors and he’s contributed to Medcape, Vice, Fast Company, CNN, and the Daily News.

When you check out this episode, you’ll see what else could be negatively affecting your health and what you can do about it.

Tune in now to learn more.

Mar 16, 2020
084: Travis Christofferson - How Our Health Care System Keeps You Sick
01:09:01

If you’re a regular listener of this podcast, you’ve heard Dr. Anthony Gustin talk about how cancer may come from a metabolic origin with other guests on the show.

Since this topic was extensively covered already, this episode with author and science writer Travis Christofferson takes the conversation further.

So you’ll hear more about treating cancer with supplemental theories, but that’s just the beginning of what Dr. Anthony Gustin and Travis get into.

While diving into this research, Travis quickly discovered that our health care system is failing patient success rates and it doesn’t have to be this way.

When you tune into the episode, you’ll hear more about what’s really preventing us from lowering health care costs, why supplemental therapies aren’t being used, and what needs to change to fix this.

Travis and Dr. Gustin also get into why the war on cancer is so ineffective, why cancer rates are really down, and so much more.

If you don’t know Travis, he’s the author of Tripping Over the Truth, and his latest book, Curable, outlines the exact blueprint needed to transform our health care system.

Travis has also earned a master’s degree in material engineering and science and he’s the founder of The Foundation for Metabolic Cancer Therapies.

By checking out the episode, you’ll learn more about Travis’ background, whether or not it’s possible to fix this situation, and how we get to that point.

Tune in now to learn more.

Mar 09, 2020
083: Dr. Becky Campbell - Diagnosing and Treating Histamine Intolerance
56:17

After seeing five different doctors, Dr. Becky Campbell, a Functional Medicine practitioner specializing in thyroid health and histamine intolerances, was diagnosed with thyroid issues. Despite this diagnosis and treating it, many other symptoms still remained.

So Dr. Campbell kept digging to uncover the root cause of these issues. She discovered a histamine intolerance was to blame.

In this podcast episode, Dr. Campbell shares her journey along with what a histamine intolerance is and why so many people could unknowingly be affected by it.

You’ll also hear more about the symptoms of an over or underactive thyroid, histamine intolerance symptoms to watch out for, and how to test yourself at home.

If you’re not familiar with Dr. Campbell’s work, she’s the author of The 30-Day Thyroid Reset Plan and The 4-Phase Histamine Reset Plan.

Dr. Campbell is also a board certified doctor of natural medicine (DNM) and she has her doctorate in chiropractic medicine. She’s also trained under Chris Kesser.

Tune in now to learn more about thyroid issues and to see if a histamine intolerance could be causing your unexplained symptoms!

Mar 02, 2020
082: Dr. Paul Saladino - Sustainability of Meat-Based vs. Plant-Based Diets
01:16:37

Have you ever wondered if those vegan documentaries were true and that our heavy meat consumption is really ruining the planet?

Or is it just the opposite true?

You may be surprised by the answers to those questions, which you’ll hear about in this podcast episode with Dr. Paul Saladino and Dr. Anthony Gustin.

Dr. Saladino, a classically trained physician and functional medicine practitioner, discusses the problem with our current agricultural system, including how it’s not sustainable, and what it takes to fix this.

On top of that, you’ll hear how regenerative agriculture benefits animals, the environment, and our health.

 

As a carnivore expert, Dr. Saladino also takes the chat further by sharing important minerals that could be missing from a carnivore diet, why that is, and why LDL cholesterol is an important molecule in the body.

 

You’ll also hear Dr. Saladino’s thoughts on whether or not saturated fat is good for you.

If you don’t know, Dr. Paul Saladino is a classically trained physician, functional medicine practitioner, and board certified in psychiatry.

He’s also worked as a physician assistant in cardiology before medical school and then worked with Dr. Andrew Weil on integrative medicine and nutritional biochemistry at the University of Arizona.

Most recently, Dr. Saladino published a book titled, The Carnivore Code, which dives into all things carnivore diet and more. 

When you check out this episode, you’ll learn more about the sustainability of animal production and so much more.

This is one episode that may surprise you, especially if you follow a plant-based or vegan diet.

Tune in now to learn more!

Feb 24, 2020
081: Zach Bitter - What a World Record Breaking Ultra Runner Eats
53:08

Zach Bitter is a world and American record-holding endurance athlete with three National Champion wins and three Team USA World 100km wins under his belt.

And his next 100+ mile race is just a few months away.

To say he’s an amazing human is an understatement.

But how does he do it?

You’ll find out when you tune into this episode.

Dr. Anthony Gustin and Zach Bitter dive into how he does it plus how Zach used to fuel with a high-carb diet, why he switched, what he does now, and the results he’s seen since doing so.

You’ll also hear more about what it takes to keep your mind going through an ultra long race and what Zach uses for fuel during one. 

For those that don’t know Zach, on top of everything mentioned earlier, Zach is also a coach and public speaker with over 50k social media followers.

He’s made it his mission to find his limitations and help others find theirs.

By tuning in, you’ll see what it really takes to fuel your body and mind through an ultra run.

Check out the episode now!

Feb 17, 2020
080: Dr. Bret Scher - The Low-Carb Cardiologist Who’s Transforming Heart Health
01:00:16

Would you be surprised to hear a cardiologist prescribing low-carb and keto diets to his patients?

Dr. Bret Scher, a board-certified cardiologist known as the Low-Carb Cardiologist, definitely received his share of skepticism in the medical field for this.

But, here’s the thing, Dr. Scher started out prescribing the low-fat, high-carb diet he was taught throughout medical school to his patients.

And it didn’t work.

His patients weren’t making improvements despite his and their best efforts.

Dr. Scher knew there had to be a better way and eventually, his research led him to keto.

You may be thinking that he’d be the last person promoting a low-carb, high-fat diet, but he found incredible results personally and in his patients, especially his most challenging ones.

You’ll hear more about this, along with the other lifestyle therapies he’s prescribing.

Dr. Scher also shares what to do about high cholesterol on keto, other blood markers to consider, and his experience prescribing time-restricted eating.

Dr. Scher is board certified in adult cardiovascular disease, adult echocardiography, and nuclear cardiology.

He’s also held prior certifications as a NASM certified personal trainer and nutrition coach, as well as in functional medicine and behavior modification.

When you check out this episode, you’ll learn about the research behind using keto and low-carb diets to improve heart health and so much more.

Check out the episode now!

Feb 10, 2020
079: William Shewfelt - How One Actor Fine-Tuned His Diet and Workouts for Optimal Performance
59:28

As you’ll learn in this podcast episode, William Shewfelt -- you may know him for his role as Brody the Red Power Ranger on Power Rangers Ninja Steel, uses a much more strategic approach to his health and fitness goals.

And it’s clearly effective.

You’ll get a sneak peek at exactly what that looks like when you tune in.

So you’ll hear about what he eats in a day, what his workout split looks like, and how he’s found the sweet spot that works for him.

William also shares his best tips for getting through personal hardships, why it’s crucial that you spend time on personal development, and so much more.

If you don’t know, William Shewfelt is an actor, speaker, author, and health and fitness advocate who has amassed close to 80k followers on his social media platforms combined.

When you tune in, you’ll hear more about his health and fitness journey and how he’s gone from vegan to keto to carnivore.

And that’s just the beginning.

Tune into the episode now to learn more!



Feb 03, 2020
078: Robby Sansom - The Benefits of Regenerative Agriculture
01:10:39

As you’ll quickly learn in this podcast episode with guest Robby Sansom, fake meat and monocultures are destroying our planet at extremely fast rates.

Robby shares how long we currently have to continue on with the way our agricultural system is set up now-- it’s incredibly low -- and how regenerative agriculture can help fix this.

You’ll also hear more about what regenerative agriculture is, the benefits of switching to this, and how it’s transforming the way we raise meat and the future outlook of our planet. 

If you don’t know Robby, he’s a land steward who has spent the last several years of his life studying the problems in our current agricultural system and addressing how they can be solved with regenerative agriculture.

He co-founded Force of Nature Meats, which is focused on accelerating a global regenerative supply network.

Don’t sweat it if you’ve never heard of these terms -- most people haven’t.

Because of that, we’ll keep things simple in this episode to help you see what’s really going on -- it’s a real eye-opener.

Tune in now to learn more.

Jan 27, 2020
077: Aaron Alexander - Movement Principles that Transform Health
52:49

Getting enough movement throughout your day isn’t just about keeping your body in peak physical shape.

To prove this, Aaron Alexander explains in this episode that postural anchoring can affect your mood and that your wrist strength is a surprising indicator of your cardiovascular health.

Aaron also discusses how our artificial environment is contributing to more health problems instead of less, what NEAT is and how you can improve it, and why standing desks won’t solve this problem.

If you don’t know Aaron, he’s a premier leader in the movement space and has over 10 years of experience studying movement.

He came up with five principles that simplify his extensive research, which he published in a book he co-authored, The Align Method: 5 Movement Principles for a Stronger Body, Sharper Mind and Stress-Proof Life.

In this episode, Aaron’s sharing some of his best movement principles -- which can easily be weaved into your day -- and why these matter so much.

Whether you exercise regularly or you’re on the sedentary side, this episode has some eye-opening points you don’t want to miss.

Tune in now to learn more!

Jan 20, 2020
076: Jesse Griffiths - Hunting for Better Food Quality
01:15:06

In this first episode of The Natural State Podcast, we’re starting out with a controversial episode -- Jesse Griffiths and Dr. Anthony Gustin dive into hunting.

But they’re taking a completely different approach and looking at the other side to hunting in this episode.

So instead of killing animals for sport, it’s about doing so to improve the quality of the foods you eat.

Jesse has a unique way of approaching hunting and he shares this in this podcast episode.

You’ll also discover how Jesse has respect and admiration for the animals he hunts and how he puts incredible emphasis on sourcing ingredients locally and seasonally.

If you’ve never heard of Jesse Griffiths, he’s the owner of Dai Due, a restaurant in Austin, TX that sources its ingredients locally and seasonally.

Jesse also hosts and teaches hunting and butchery classes in his hunting schools, which you’ll also hear more about.

Even if you don’t agree with hunting, this is one episode you don’t want to miss -- it could easily change your mind.

Check out the episode now to learn more about hunting for better food quality.

Jan 15, 2020
Introducing: The Natural State
18:09

If you’re looking for The Keto Answers podcast, you’re in the right place… sort of.

As Dr. Anthony Gustin mentions in this short episode, which dives into what you can expect with The Natural State, keto and nutrition are just one piece of the puzzle and one tool you can use to achieve better health.

But they’re not the only thing you should focus on.

That’s why The Keto Answers podcast has transformed into The Natural State, which expands the conversations beyond just keto and nutrition.

Join Dr. Anthony Gustin and his guests as they dive deeper into nutrition, sleep, movement, relationships, and so much more.

To see what’s in store, check out this short episode now!

Jan 10, 2020
075: Dr. Angela Poff - Ketones, Ketosis, and Cancer Metabolism: A Top Keto Researcher Shares the Latest
50:17

In this podcast episode, Dr. Anthony Gustin interviews Dr. Angela Poff, a leading keto researcher based out of the University of South Florida.

Dr. Poff has worked with Dr. Dominic D’Agostino, another leading researcher at USF, for almost 10 years now to study therapeutic ketosis and cancer metabolism, along with other conditions such as seizures and neurodegenerative diseases.

You’ll hear more about everything they’ve discovered along this research journey when you tune into the episode.

Dr. Angela Poff holds a Ph. D in Medical Sciences from the University of South Florida, where she’s been researching for almost a decade now. 

You’ll discover how Dr. Poff got into this space, why she’s so passionate about it now, and what she does on a day-to-day basis as a result of their research findings in this episode.

Dr. Poff also shares her knowledge on ketones, ketosis on different cancer models, and how she modified keto for pregnancy.

Check out the episode now to learn more!

Sep 23, 2019
074: Dr. Anthony Gustin - Keto Answers: Dr. Gustin’s New Book on Ketosis, Carb Tolerance, Different Keto Diets, and Whether Carbs Are Bad (Hint:They’re Not)
43:36

Does your body need carbohydrates?

Are all carbs bad for you?

Can you change your carb tolerance?

Can you get all your nutrients from high-fat foods?

If questions like these have come up on your keto journey, you’re not alone.

That’s why Dr. Anthony Gustin wrote his new book, Keto Answers. In it, Dr. Gustin addresses 268 questions about keto, covering almost anything you might wonder about on your keto journey. 

In this podcast, Dr. Gustin and Chris Irvin, Head of Education for Perfect Keto, talk about the book-writing process, how many carbs your body needs, whether carbs are bad for you, how to change your carb tolerance, and more.

If this is your first time checking out The Keto Answers Podcast and you’re not familiar, Dr. Anthony Gustin, the host of the episode, is a board-certified chiropractor and functional medicine practitioner as well as the founder of Perfect Keto.

Since he transitioned out of his clinical practice, he’s made it my mission to help as many people as possible achieve optimal health and well-being.

He does this by creating educational pieces -- such as this podcast episode -- and by developing high-quality, clean, keto-friendly products that make living low-carb easier.

When you tune into the episode, you’ll hear more about Dr. Anthony Gustin and Chris’ keto journeys, as well as their thoughts on common keto questions. 

 

Check out the episode now and you may finally have the answers you’ve been looking for.

Sep 16, 2019
073: Dr. Mary Newport - Using Ketones to Combat Brain Inflammation
01:12:49

An unfortunate circumstance led Dr. Mary Newport down a path of needing to find alternative therapies for treating Alzheimer’s.

Through her research, she discovered that something she was already feeding preemies in her NICU could help.

So she dove headfirst into the research and started supplementing on her own and alongside clinical trials.

In this podcast episode, she shares all about her journey and her incredible story, what her research has uncovered, and the powerful results she saw in as little as a few hours. 

You’ll also discover more about MCTs and coconut oil and why she recommends them for preventative purposes and to combat any existing inflammation before it gets worse.

For anyone reading that’s not familiar with Dr. Newport, she’s one of the first to use coconut oil and MCTs to treat neurodegenerative diseases and she’s been doing so for over eleven years now.

She’s also authored three books since starting this journey and has made it her mission to spread everything she’s learned in the hopes of helping others.

By tuning into the episode, you’ll discover just how incredible MCTs can be for combating inflammation.

Check out the episode now to learn more!

Aug 26, 2019
072: Justin Mares - The History of Perfect Keto, Problems with Food Manufacturing, Lab-Grown Meat, Sleep Issues, and Why the Blue Zones May Not Be Accurate
01:03:31

In this week’s episode, Dr. Anthony Gustin sits down with Perfect Keto’s other co-founder, Justin Mares, who’s also the co-founder of Kettle & Fire, to chat about a number of different topics.

So you’ll discover how Perfect Keto started and how it has evolved, the story behind Kettle & Fire, and why both founders turned to health and wellness products.

You’ll also hear how they both struggled with food manufacturers when developing their products and what they did to overcome this.

Justin and Dr. Gustin also get into their thoughts on lab grown meat, regenerative farming, Blue Zones, and insomnia.

If you don’t know Justin, he’s a best-selling co-author of the book, Traction: How Any Startup Can Achieve Explosive Customer Growth, among everything else mentioned.

He’s also had his hand in a number of different successful side hustles, including small SaaS businesses, Udemy courses, email courses, investing in cryptocurrency, and so much more.

Join us as we take a break from only talking about nutrition to giving you a behind-the-scenes sneak peek of what it takes to create high-quality health products. 

Tune in now!

Aug 19, 2019
071: Tim Noakes - CrossFit and Half Marathons on Keto, Carbs and Insulin Resistance, Getting Enough Protein, and the Problem With High-Carb Vegan Diets
01:02:48

Professor Tim Noakes challenged the current dietary guidelines in South Africa and faced heavy opposition -- both persecution and prosecution -- as a result.

In this episode, you’ll learn why he did this, what really happened when he did, and why it was worth it for him to keep powering through despite everything he faced.

Professor Noakes also shares how he used his research to treat his own insulin resistance which he developed despite being active and running half-marathons and several miles each week.

You’ll also hear more about why he loves CrossFit at the age of 69 and why he recommends it.

If you didn’t know, Professor Noakes has been published in 750+ scientific articles and books and cited over 19,000 times in literature.

He’s also authored and co-authored several books and currently teaches medical professionals how to prescribe a low-carb diet to their patients.

By tuning in, you’ll hear all about Professor Noakes’ recommendations for combating insulin resistance and improving your overall health.

Check out the episode now to learn more!

Aug 12, 2019
070: Mike Mutzel - The Five Pillars of Health, Tips for Better Sleep, Meal Timing on Circadian Rhythm, Backyard Farming, and How to Stay Healthy While Traveling
01:08:11

Did you know that your tongue position can significantly impact your quality of sleep?

Or that how much light you’re exposed to -- both natural and the glowing blue light emitted from your devices -- can also contribute to better or worse health?

With exercise and nutrition at the forefront of health, Mike Mutzel is here to share other areas you should be paying attention to -- like those two just mentioned. 

That’s why, in this episode, he dives into his five pillars of health and how to optimize each one.

Dr. Anthony Gustin and Mike also chat about how to stay healthy while traveling, getting started with backyard farming, and how to avoid environmental chemicals, especially those in your couch.

If you don’t know, Mike holds a master’s degree in nutrition, he graduated as a functional medicine practitioner, and he wrote the book Belly Fat Effect.

By tuning into this episode, you’ll hear his best tips and you’ll have a sneak peek into the exact steps he takes, both personally and with his family, to achieve an optimal level of health.

Hit the play button to learn more now.

Jul 22, 2019
069: Dr. Anthony Gustin - (Q&A #6) - Keto Rash, Common Fasting Mistakes, CrossFit and Keto, and What to Do if You Have Trouble Digesting Fats
58:36

What’s the best way to suppress your hunger on keto without breaking your fast?

My doctor said my cholesterol is too high and wants me on a statin. Should I consider keto or avoid it?

What is keto rash and is it possible to prevent it? 

Should beginners track their macros and calories when first starting out on keto?

If questions like these have come up on your keto journey, you’re not alone.

That’s why Dr. Anthony Gustin sits down with Perfect Keto’s Head of Education, Chris Irvin, The Ketologist, to help answer the most common questions they see, including those just mentioned.

Chris and Dr. Gustin also chat about CrossFitting on keto, their personal workout routines, and so much more.

If this is your first time checking out The Keto Answers Podcast and you’re not familiar, Dr. Anthony Gustin, the host of the episode, is a board-certified chiropractor and functional medicine practitioner as well as the founder of Perfect Keto.

Since he transitioned out of his clinical practice, he’s made it my mission to help as many people as possible achieve optimal health and well-being.

He does this by creating educational pieces -- such as this podcast episode -- and by developing high-quality, clean, keto-friendly products that make living low-carb easier.

When you tune into the episode, you’ll hear more about Dr. Anthony Gustin’s and Chris’ keto journey and what they would do differently after being several years in.

Check out the episode now and you may finally have the answers you’ve been looking for.

Jul 15, 2019
068: Dave Feldman - High Cholesterol on Keto, Triglyceride Levels, The Best Way to Gauge Cholesterol, and When to Be Alarmed
01:11:16

Has your doctor recently told you that your cholesterol levels were too high and that your keto diet could be to blame?

Wondering if they’re right and if you have anything to worry about?

While we can’t give you medical advice over the podcast, the guest speaker of this episode, Dave Feldman, provides some helpful insight on this topic.

Dave studies lipidology, which you’ll learn about, to help people prevent cholesterol problems that can lead to serious conditions such as diabetes, heart disease and strokes. 

When you tune in, you’ll discover that high levels of cholesterol may not be a bad thing if these other blood markers are low.

On the flipside, high results in those key markers of inflammation could be a huge sign that your doctor is right.

By tuning into the episode, you’ll find out what it means to have high cholesterol on keto, when to be concerned, and what you can do about it.

Dave Feldman -- who has over 50k social followers -- also shares everything he’s discovered through his research and his own personal journey from lowering his A1c down from 7.1.

So if cholesterol is one of those topics you’re unsure of on a keto diet, this is the episode you don’t want to miss.

Jul 08, 2019
067: Dr. Anthony Gustin – (Q&A #5) - Camping on Keto, Low-Carb Snacks That Won’t Raise Blood Sugar, Exercise and Blood Sugar, and Why You Should Track Your Blood Sugar
46:33

What are the best foods to pack when you’re on keto and plan to camp in a tent for a few days?

Do artificial sweeteners, stevia, or monk fruit spike your blood sugar? Will the latter two cause inflammation?

Should you check your blood sugar even if you have no serious health conditions?

Questions like these come up all the time which is why the Founder of Perfect Keto, Dr. Anthony Gustin, makes it a point to answer as many as he can in these Q&A podcast episodes.

In this fifth edition, Dr. Gustin sits down with Chris Irvin, The Ketologist, and Perfect Keto’s Head of Education, to dive into several topics surrounding blood sugar.

So you’ll learn what keto foods caused their blood sugar to spike and what didn’t, and how exercise affects your blood sugar, among other things.

They also share a sneak peek at upcoming Perfect Keto products and what their VIP customers think of them.

On top of that, you’ll also discover the one snack Dr. Gustin can’t believe is marketed as keto-friendly -- you’ve probably tried it before -- and why he thinks it should be illegal to sell it with that kind of labeling.

Tune into the episode now to learn about these topics and more!

Jul 01, 2019
066: Thomas Seyfried - Upending Traditional Cancer Treatment with Ketosis, Fasting, and Hyperbaric Oxygen
01:10:56

After researching how ketosis combats seizures in children with epilepsy, Dr. Thomas Seyfried realized that it could have even more of an impact.

This time, he set out to see what the research showed when it comes to combating tumor growth and cancer in patients. 

What he discovered was nothing short of incredible.

His research proved that cancer is a metabolic disease -- similar to type 1 or 2 diabetes, not a genetic one.

So your genes, or even genetic mutations, don’t cause cancer.

And since cancer is a metabolic disruption, there are ways to restore balance and reduce the size of cancer tumors.

But those science-backed strategies don’t involve the typical cancer treatments, such as chemotherapy and radiation.  

Instead, Dr. Seyfried’s research showed that ketosis, fasting, and hyperbaric oxygen were more effective at treating tumor growth.

You’ll hear more about this and everything else he’s discovered over decades of research when you tune into the episode.

And if you haven’t come across Dr. Seyfried’s work yet, he wrote the book, Cancer as a Metabolic Disease, and has over 150 peer-reviewed publications.

This episode is jam-packed with information and it’s one you don’t want to miss.

Check out the episode now to learn more.

Jun 24, 2019
065: Miriam Kalamian - Keto for Cancer: Plus Fasting, Protein Intake, and The Number One Thing You Can Do Today, Even if You’re Healthy
01:07:02

Miriam Kalamian’s son was diagnosed with a brain tumor that was progressively getting worse and not responding well to treatment.

Determined to exhaust all of her options, she dove headfirst into treatments she could use to complement the standard one given.

Her research led her to using keto for cancer.

Despite her determination though, Miriam’s doctors didn’t think keto was worth it and advised her to stick to the plan, which did not include the high-fat diet.

Eventually, she persisted, did extensive research, and figured out how to use keto therapeutically.

And her efforts paid off big time since she saw incredible results in her son’s condition.

Miriam dives into the science behind why keto works (and when it doesn’t), what fuels cancer, and the exact steps to take if you’ve been diagnosed.

She also shares her tip for what to focus on if you’re healthy, how to use fasting to reduce chemo side effects, and other therapies.

If you don’t know Miriam Kalamian, she’s authored the book, Keto for Cancer, which shares her journey and the what’s she uncovered along the way in much greater detail.

In this podcast episode, you’ll hear about this and so much more.

Check it out now!

 

Jun 17, 2019
064: Dr. Zoe Harcombe - Reversing Outdated Dietary Guidelines, Understanding Food Cravings, and What it Takes to Stop Overeating Carbs and Sugar
01:00:42

What does the research support when it comes to our current nutritional guidelines?

What about with regards to dietary fat and carbohydrate intake?

Dr. Zoe Harcombe quickly discovered that our current dietary guidelines are outdated and not supported by science.

Instead, the research is proving that just the opposite is true -- following a low-carb, high-fat diet is the key to better health.

Dr. Harcombe discusses why that is and she digs deeper into understanding food cravings, especially those for sweet and carb-heavy foods, in this episode.

You’ll also learn how to stop overeating, what it takes to improve public health, and why she transitioned from being a vegetarian for 20 years.

If you’re not familiar with Dr. Harcombe, she has a Ph.D. in public health nutrition and has authored six books, including, Why Do You Overeat?, The Obesity Epidemic, and Stop Counting Calories and Start Losing Weight.

In this podcast episode, you’ll get to hear a condensed version of her top principles from several decades of research.

Listen in now to learn more about how rewriting our nutritional guidelines can drastically improve health, combat cravings, and promote weight loss.

 

Jun 12, 2019
063: Andy Hnilo - Generating Healthy Skin Cells, Personal Care Ingredients to Avoid for Healthier Skin, Why Retinol is Bad and What to Use Instead
57:49

Most people know just how important it is to check food labels to see if there are any chemical ingredients lurking inside.

But, for some reason, many don’t carry this important step over to other areas of their life, especially when it comes to skincare products.

As you’ll learn in this episode with Andy Hnilo, the founder of an all-natural skincare line, Alitura Naturals, this is a huge mistake.

And we’re not talking about causing more wrinkles or creating crow’s feet twenty years too early.

Rather, you’ll see that many skincare products out there contain carcinogenic ingredients, which means they have the potential to cause cancer.

And that’s just the beginning sadly.

Andy explains the real impact these fake ingredients have on your health, he shares the worst offenders to avoid starting immediately, and why expensive prescription skincare products aren’t any better.

You’ll also discover the truth about retinol creams and how to find sunscreens that are toxin-free.

If you’re wondering who Andy Hnilo is, he’s a former D1 baseball player who suffered a huge trauma that led him down this path of uncovering the truth about skincare products and the harmful ingredients in them.

He’s made it his mission to provide a healthier alternative that’s GMO and chemical-free. You’ll hear about this and so much more when you check out this episode now.

Jun 03, 2019
062: Dr. Anthony Gustin - (Q&A #4) - My Daily Routines, Improving Mental Health, Exogenous Ketones and Stomach Upsets, Fiber Intake, and What I Wish I Knew Sooner
54:18

Have you ever wondered what Dr. Anthony Gustin’s routines look like?

Or how he powers down each night?

Maybe you’re curious to learn how Dr. Gustin juggles running a business and working out while staying in ketosis.

If questions like these have ever come up, today’s podcast episode is for you since Dr. Anthony Gustin, the founder of Perfect Keto, sits down to answer these and more.

This is the fourth Q&A he’s done but it’s a little different than the last three.

For the first half of the episode, you’ll get a peek into what a typical day looks like for him, including what he eats, and how he trains.

You’ll also discover how long he’s followed keto, what he wishes he knew sooner, how to improve mental health, the truth about fiber, and so much more.

As a special treat for tuning in, you’ll also get a sneak peek into the latest Perfect Keto products that are already in the pipeline.

So if you’re curious to see how Dr. Gustin does it all and then some, you have some questions about keto, or you want the inside scoop on the latest products, this is the episode to check out.

Tune in now to learn more!

May 27, 2019
061: Gary Taubes - Why We Get Fat, What Calories In vs Calories Out Gets Wrong, and How to Lose Weight Using a High-Fat Keto Diet
01:03:26

You’ve been told that you need to eat less and exercise more.

But, if you’ve already tried this route, then you know firsthand that it doesn’t work.

Instead of throwing in the towel and feeling like weight loss is impossible for you, tune into this episode to discover strategies to fix this.

As an investigative health and science journalist and researcher, Gary’s spent the last two decades studying the science of fat.

He’s authored several books and made it his mission to uncover why people get fat, why it’s hard to lose fat, and what to do.

And you’ll hear all about this and more in this podcast episode.

Gary also shares the research behind these claims and why many refuse to accept it despite having a mountain of evidence to support it.

You’ll also discover the real culprit behind the obesity epidemic and what it takes to fix this.

So if you’ve ever struggled to lose weight, especially following the calories in vs calories out method, you don’t want to miss this episode.

Check it out now to find out how you can finally tap into your own fat burning potential.

May 20, 2019
060: Dr. Paul Saladino - Plant Toxicity, The Carnivore Diet from a Doctor’s Perspective, and Foods to Add and Avoid When Going Carnivore
01:24:47

While training to be a physician, he was taught that eating a diet packed with fruits and vegetables was the way to go.

But, after practicing for several years, his patients weren’t getting any better despite following these orders and were dependent on a mix of prescriptions.

Convinced there had to be a better solution for his patients, Dr. Paul Saladino started experimenting with the carnivore diet personally and found great success.

After some time, he started testing how his patients responded to it and discovered it was a helpful tool for improving their health..

Since then, Dr. Paul Saladino has made it his mission to help people improve their quality of life by using the carnivore diet.

And in this podcast episode, you’ll learn all about his science-based approach to carnivore and his opinion on whether or not you should eat plants..

Dr. Saladino also shares his hierarchy of meat, how most people on carnivore are not eating nose to tail right, his thoughts on pork and meat sustainability, and so much more.

So if you’ve already started a carnivore diet or you’re thinking of doing so, this is one episode worth checking out.

Tune in now to learn more!

May 13, 2019
059: Dr. Jeff Volek - 10+ Years of Keto Research, Cholesterol on Keto, Exogenous Ketones, and How Keto is Reshaping Outdated Nutritional Guidelines
01:00:03

Over 20 years ago, Dr. Jeff Volek was taught that high-carb, low-fat diets were the key to optimal nutrition.

But, as Dr. Volek soon realized, this diet had just the opposite effect on health.

Instead of promoting a better quality of life, high-carb diets have led to incredibly high rates of type 2 diabetes and obesity.

It’s even contributed to a national security crisis, as you’ll learn in this podcast episode.

As a possible solution, Dr. Volek and his team of researchers started studying nutritional ketosis and they haven’t stopped two decades later.

You’ll hear what the latest low-carb diet research supports, where the future is heading, and so much more in this episode.

If you’re not familiar with Dr. Volek’s work, he’s a New York Times best-selling author, with five books under his belt.

He also has over 300 peer-reviewed scientific manuscripts and has given 200 lectures across the globe on this topic.

As a pioneer in this space, Dr. Volek is a wealth of knowledge and continues to study how nutritional ketosis and exogenous ketones can be beneficial to health.

And he shares his latest findings in this episode, which means you don’t want to miss it.

Tune in now to learn more!

Apr 26, 2019
058: Dr. Michael Ruscio - Strategies for Improving Gut Health, How Histamines Might Be Sabotaging Your Health, and Choosing the Right Probiotic
59:37

Gut health has been such a buzz lately that most people understand its importance on a basic level.

This could mean adding in prebiotic-rich foods, taking probiotics, and drinking or eating things like Kombucha and Kefir to promote an optimal gut balance.

But what if we told you that this approach could be making things worse if you’re not targeting it towards what your body specifically needs?

It’s true.

And if you’re continually doing this, it’s no wonder that your issues have only slightly improved.

The good news is that this is a sign that you’re moving in the right direction and, with the help of this podcast episode with Dr. Michael Ruscio, you can keep moving that way.

To do that, Dr. Ruscio shares the exact steps he uses in his clinical practice to help his patients improve their gut health.

He’ll also jump into why probiotics may not be working for you and how to find ones that will, immunoglobulins on gut health, dietary histamines, the best diets for gut repair, sugar alcohols on the gut, and so much more.

Tune into the episode now to learn what it really takes to improve your gut health.

Apr 22, 2019
057: Robb Wolf - Electrolyte Imbalances When Eating Low-Carb, mTOR Activation, Fasting, the Carnivore Diet, and Finding the Right Tool to Reach Your Health Goals
01:11:08

He was one of the first guys to dive head-first into paleo.

He’s even dabbled on carnivore for six weeks.

Now he prefers a paleo-keto approach.

If you haven’t guessed it yet, this podcast episode features two-time New York Times and Wall Street Journal best-selling author of Paleo Solutions and Wired to Eat, Robb Wolf.

Robb sits down with Dr. Anthony Gustin to chat about everything from mTOR activation, fasting, autophagy, electrolyte imbalances, and more.

Robb even dives in deep to uncover the mechanisms at work with fasting and being on a low-carb diet and where he thinks things will evolve in the future.

So if you’re someone who loves to geek out, this episode is perfect for you.

And if you’re just interested in learning more about how to improve your health and quality of life, you’ll find something interesting in this episode too.

Robb -- who has close to 300k social media followers -- also shares his best advice for choosing the right tool to reach your health goals.

Check out this jam-packed episode now to learn more!

Apr 01, 2019
056: Siim Land - Fasting and Muscle Mass, a Deep Dive into mTOR, and Reaching Autophagy With and Without Fasting
52:20

While most people understand the benefits of fasting, few know the true power of reaching autophagy.

But what exactly is autophagy and the benefits associated with it?

We’ll briefly tackle the basics like these before moving on to more complex topics such as long-term fasting, muscle mass, mTOR, and protein synthesis.

Don’t let the complexity of the topics deter you though -- Siim shares his knowledge in an easy to digest format that both beginners and seasoned pros alike can understand.

In addition to that, you’ll also hear more about Siim’s tips for breaking a fast, prolonging a fast, carb refeeding, and whether or not you should workout while fasting.

As a best-selling author with close to 100k social media followers, Siim Land is a wealth of knowledge on the topic of autophagy and fasting and he shares everything he knows in this episode.

Whether you’re just dipping your toes in the water here or you’ve been fasting for years now, this episode has something for you.

Tune in now to learn more!

Mar 25, 2019
055: Ben Greenfield - Biohacking Your Health: The Top Hacks From a Professional Obstacle Course Racer
56:19

Have you ever wondered if there was a way to improve your health in less time?

While we’re not referring to quick weight loss strategies and detoxes that don’t work, we are saying that it’s possible to biohack your health, as you’ll learn in this podcast episode with Ben Greenfield, one of the world’s top influential people in the health and fitness world.

Ben shares some of his best biohacking strategies, his morning rituals, and what moved the needle the most in terms of performance and health in this episode.

You’ll also hear more about the specific type of water he swears by for better health, his race performance hacks for both before and during a race, and what he sees as the future in this space.

If you’re not familiar with Ben Greenfield, he’s an obstacle course racer, best-selling author, biohacker, coach, relentless self-experimenter, father to twin boys and has over 400k social media followers.

So he understands what it’s like to maintain a busy lifestyle while achieving incredible health feats.

Find out his insanely simple secrets by tuning into this podcast episode now!

Mar 18, 2019
054: Dr. Josh Axe - Nutritional Principles from Chinese Medicine, Keto for Cancer, CBD, and 3 Missing Ingredients in Most Diets
53:41

You may not have expected Dr. Anthony Gustin of Perfect Keto to sit down with Dr. Josh Axe since their companies are similar, but the reality is they share a similar background as well as some of the same health and nutritional philosophies.

You’ll hear more about this and Dr. Axe’s background as a former chiropractor and how he uses a nutritional approach based on Chinese Medicine.

Dr. Axe also shares how he helped his mom use keto during her cancer diagnosis, his thoughts on using keto both short-term and long-term, and whether he follows a keto diet or not.

If you’re not familiar with Dr. Josh Axe, he’s a certified doctor of natural medicine and clinical nutritionist who has amassed close to 5.3 million followers on his social media channels.

We also dive into a number of topics surrounding probiotics, collagen, CBD, and the best herbs and spices for better health.

This episode is jam-packed with a ton of information -- it’s one you don’t want to miss.

Tune in now to learn more!

Mar 11, 2019
053: Dr. Daniel Pompa - Why Most Detoxes Are Bogus, Mercury Poisoning, Autophagy, and How to Create New Stem Cells
52:32

Is it really possible to detoxify the body?

Or are those juice cleanses and detox kits just a marketing scam?

As the title suggests, these quick-fixes don’t even scratch the surface when it comes to detoxification.

But that doesn’t mean you can’t rid your body of toxins, including heavy metals.

Rather, it’s just the opposite as you’ll learn in this podcast episode with Dr. Daniel Pompa, a former chiropractor who now practices cellular healing and teaches hundreds of doctors and professionals how to guide their patients through cellular detoxes.

Find out what it takes to really detoxify your body, why you would want to do this in the first place, and how fasting and a low-carb diet are great tools to use here.

You’ll also discover the one key ingredient missing in people who eat a healthy diet, why Dr. Pompa believes in diet variation, and how autophagy works.

This is one eye-opening episode you don’t want to miss, especially if you’re dealing with unexplained chronic fatigue, headaches, anxiety, sleeplessness, or other unwanted symptoms.

Tune into the episode now to learn more!

Mar 05, 2019
052: Adee Zukier Cazayoux - Tips from a Nutritional Coach, Electrolytes on Keto, and Why Your Nutrition Approach Should Evolve Over Time
50:14

She’s coached hundreds of clients throughout the years and believes in a dogma-free nutrition approach.

Yet, after some persistent nudging, she decided to give keto a try for 90-days.

Despite eating more calories, Adee Zukier Cazayoux, CEO and founder of a nutritional coaching program called Working Against Gravity, lost body fat and felt better than ever.

Even with these positive results though, she doesn’t push keto on her clients.

So what does she promote?

Find out in this podcast episode as Adee shares her top nutrition tips from all of these years helping people make weight for competitions and lose body fat.

These aren’t your typical diet and nutrition tips either. Rather, they’re focused on finding the right fit for you and how this may change over time.

And if you’ve ever wanted a sneak peek into a nutritional coaching program to see if hiring a coach could help you reach your goals, this episode gives you exactly that.

We’ll show you what a coach does and what they focus on specifically.

Tune into the episode to learn more now!

 

Feb 25, 2019
051: Dr. Cate Shanahan - Vegetable Oils: The Real Culprit Behind Poor Health, According to Research
57:34

If you’re following a ketogenic diet, you already know that carbs and sugar are bad for you.

But you may not have realized that vegetable oils are just as detrimental to your health and should be eliminated right away too.

And if you’re unknowingly consuming these, it could be why you’re struggling to reach your goals on keto.

Fortunately, this podcast episode with board certified family medicine physician and author of Deep Nutrition, Dr. Cate Shanahan, can help.

In it, we’ll share why vegetable oils are so bad for you, the exact ones to eliminate, and why we’ve had this wrong for so long.

Dr. Shanahan also dives into a study that’s been overly and incorrectly used showing how a ketogenic diet causes weight gain and fatty liver.

On top of that, we also discuss keto on athletic performance and Dr. Shanahan gives her best tips for how many carbs athletes should consume on keto.

This is one episode you don’t want to miss.

Tune in now to see what we mean.

 

Feb 18, 2019
050: Dr. Anna Cabeca - How Keto Affects Women’s Hormones, Benefits of A Keto-Alkaline Approach, and More Strategies for Achieving Hormonal Balance
48:53

Are you a woman in perimenopause or menopause and have tried a low-carb ketogenic diet only to find that it made you irritable and gave you a case of the “keto crazies?”

If this has happened to you, it doesn’t mean that keto is the wrong tool to use here. Rather, you may just be missing one huge component: alkalinity.

Contrary to popular belief, becoming more alkaline doesn’t involve eliminating all acidic foods for alkaline-only ones. Instead, it means finding the right balance while striving to reach and maintain ketosis.

Fortunately, thanks to this podcast episode with triple board certified physician Dr. Anna Cabeca that won’t be so hard to do since she’s sharing her top principles for becoming more alkaline on a ketogenic diet.

This style of eating helped Dr. Cabeca reverse perimenopause so she could successfully have a child at age 41, and she continues to use these principles with success in thousands of women at her practice.

Tune into the episode now to learn how to balance your hormones naturally so you can finally reap the positive benefits that come with a ketogenic diet.

Feb 13, 2019
049: Kyle Kingsbury - Life Lessons from Fighting UFC and MMA, Experimenting with Nutrition, and the Importance of Self-Reflection
48:05

To improve as an MMA fighter, Kyle Kingsbury turned to meditation and self-reflection, which helped to calm his mind and keep it quiet during fights.

But he quickly realized that these tools were also helping him become a better person.

Fast forward 10 years later and Kyle has moved on from being a professional athlete and works as the Director of Human Optimization at a popular supplement company.

In this podcast episode, we chat about how Kyle still uses those tools to figure out what his next move in life is, why he experiments with nutrition -- including trying the carnivore diet for 17 days and taking part in an elimination challenge, his seasonal approach to carbs, and why he challenges things instead of just accepting them at face value.

Kyle also dives into the life lessons that fighting taught him and why he doesn’t follow some of the traditional dieting advice.

Check out the episode now to learn more!

Jan 15, 2019
048: Brandon Carter - How to Build Muscle on Keto, Protein-Sparing Modified Fasts, and The Positive Side Effects that Come with a Low-Carb High-Fat Diet
52:43

Is it possible to build muscle on keto?

Or do you need carbs to do this?

And if it’s not carbs, then what is it?

Should you just increase your fat intake? Or protein? Or both?

Instead of being overwhelmed by what to do, tune into this podcast episode with the self-proclaimed Keto King, Brandon Carter, who has made it his mission to help people pack on muscle while following a low-carb high fat-diet, to find out the exact strategy you need to do this.

We’ll show you how to adjust your macros and maintain a lean physique without having to add carbs into the mix.

Brandon also shares his experience with cyclical keto and protein-sparing modified fasts.

Check out the podcast episode now to learn more about building muscle on keto.

Jan 07, 2019
047: David Goggins - Overcoming Obstacles, Changing Your Mindset, and How to Break Free From Your Comfort Zone
46:25

On the surface, you see a chiseled Navy SEAL that’s clearly in shape and has his life together.

But that wasn’t always the case thanks to his hard upbringing.

At one point David Goggins had just 3 months to lose over 100 pounds in order to try out to become a Navy SEAL, which would help him escape his abusive, alcoholic father and help to support his mom who worked 3 jobs.

Determined to prove he could, David changed his mindset and put in the hard work necessary to achieve that goal and so many more.

And he continues to implement these same strategies -- which he shares in his latest book and this podcast episode -- to consistently improve his situation.

Join David and Dr. Anthony Gustin as they discuss David’s top tools for changing your mindset, overcoming a bad mentality, and finally making progress in your life.

Tune into the episode now to learn more!

Jan 03, 2019
046: Diane Sanfilippo - Keto & Paleo, Why Ketosis Isn’t About Fat Loss, and How a SAVVY Nutritional Approach Can Help
54:31

You may have heard of Diane Sanfilippo from one of her best selling books, Practical Paleo or The 21-Day Sugar Detox, but did you know she’s been using ketosis as a tool the entire time?

Does that mean she’s switched from her paleo roots to full-time keto?

As you’ll learn in this podcast episode, Diane’s approach is different.

For one, it removes diet labels and encourages flexibility and finding the right diet to support your lifestyle at this stage in your life, even if this changes over time.

She also uses a SAVVY way of eating and tracks her food in another more effective format instead of subtracting from an arbitrary budget of 1,200 calories per day.

Diane shares her knowledge on these topics in an easy-to-digest format in this episode, where we also discuss why ketosis is not about fat loss and what else people get wrong about a keto diet.

Check out the episode now to learn more about Diane’s concise approach and simple framework.

Dec 31, 2018
045: Jonathan Bailor - Why Calorie Counting is Bogus & What to Do Instead
48:18

If you’ve ever tried the calories in versus calories out approach to losing weight, then you probably know firsthand how this doesn’t work.

But is that a universal truth or is it just not the right approach for your body?

In this episode with guest Jonathan Bailer, a New York Times Bestselling Author of The Calorie Myth and other notable books such as The Smarter Science of Slim and The Set Point Diet, Dr. Anthony Gustin explores what’s really going on with calorie counting, including what Harvard Medical research supports.

We’ll also dive into why calories have become such a fixation, the best nutrient-dense foods to reach for, and the exact step-by-step strategy to implement today to improve both your overall health and weight (hint: you won’t have to ever count a single calorie again).

So if you’re tired of logging every bite and killing yourself at the gym, and you’re still not seeing results, the good news is there’s a better approach and we’ll share it in this podcast episode.

Tune in now to learn more!

 

Dec 24, 2018
044: David Perlmutter – Brain Health, Grain Brain 5 Years Later, and How Diet & Exercise Affect Your Brain
51:38

Think you’re too young to worry about cognitive decline and issues like Alzheimer’s and dementia?

As Dr. David Perlmutter, best-selling author of Grain Brain mentions, “the lifestyle choices you are making today are either going to pave the way for health or disability.”

But what exactly are the specific lifestyle choices you should focus on to ensure your risk for developing metabolic diseases and early cognitive decline are as low as possible?

Are gluten, carbs, and sugar the only thing you need to worry about?

And what does the research support 5 years after Grain Brain was published?

Tune into this podcast episode to find out and to see what Dr. Perlmutter, a board certified neurologist, has to say about how to ensure your brain health is in peak condition now and well into your future.

Dec 17, 2018
043: Dr. Peter Attia - How to Increase Longevity & Improve Your Quality of Life
49:29

You’ve probably read stories on how some centenarians owe their triple digit lifespan to their drink-a-day habit, but these people are outliers and this advice is really not practical for living longer.

But if that’s the case, what is?

Should you just chalk it up to good genes or is this something that we can control?

As you’ll learn in this podcast episode with Dr. Peter Attia, there are plenty of strategies that are well within your control when it comes to improving your lifespan and your quality of life.

We’ll dive into these specifically and we’ll explore the connection blood glucose has on the big three (heart disease, neurodegenerative diseases, and cancer) as well as the specific blood markers you can track to see how you’re doing here.

We’ll also discuss personal tracking devices such as the Oura ring and Dexcom G6 continuous blood glucose monitoring to see how these can help.

Tune in to the episode now to find out how you can add more quality years to your life.

Nov 19, 2018
042: Scott Nelson - What Science Says About Red Light Therapy Or Photobiomodulation
49:06

Red light therapy has the complete opposite effect on health as something like a tanning bed.

Instead of delivering damaging rays to your skin, light therapy repairs your cells, helps your muscle recover, increases melatonin production, and improves both skin and brain health, among many other things.

But how is this possible?

And what does science have to say about red light therapy?

Are the benefits really proven?

We’ll answer those questions and more in this podcast episode with Scott Nelson, co-founder of Joovv, an at-home red light therapy device.

We’ll also dive into the research, how a keto diet affects red light therapy, and why it only takes less than 10 minutes a day to start seeing results.

Tune in to the episode now to find out if this is really worth all of the hype.

Nov 12, 2018
041: Dr. Anthony Gustin - The Link Between Blood Sugar Levels & Chronic Diseases + My Continuous Blood Glucose Monitoring Results
48:24

You may be tracking carbs, macros, and your sugar intake, but if you’re not checking your blood sugar levels as often, you’re missing a huge chunk of the puzzle.

And despite eating foods marked as low carb, you may be unknowingly increasing your blood glucose levels just the same.

Do this long enough and for an extended period of time and you’ll quickly increase your risk for developing inflammation, diabetes and other chronic diseases.

Instead, find out how to keep your insulin levels low in this podcast episode to avoid all of these debilitating conditions.

We’ll also explore both nutritional tips and other things you can do to keep your levels within a healthier range.

Tune in now to understand everything you need to know about blood glucose levels.

Nov 05, 2018
040: Dr. Anthony Gustin - (Q&A #3) - Keto Hair Loss, Carnivore Vs Keto, And What Happens When You Go Off Keto While Traveling
54:45

Are you losing your hair on a keto diet?

Wondering if a carnivore diet is better than keto?

Curious to find out what happens when you go off keto while traveling?

Is morning sun exposure any safer?

If questions like these keep coming up on your keto journey, this podcast episode can finally give you some answers.

In it, Alex Cunningham, Perfect Keto’s Head of Partnerships, and I sit down to discuss the answers to these questions and so much more.

We’ll even dive into some non-keto topics such as the goal and future of Perfect Keto and my best advice when it comes to starting a business.

Check out the podcast episode now to learn more.

Oct 29, 2018
039: Dr. Anthony Gustin - (Q&A #2) - Exogenous Ketones, MCT Oil & Fat Burning, Drinking On Keto, and Making Organ Meat Taste Delicious
50:29

Do exogenous ketones or MCT oil stop fat burning?

Is keto a possibility for wine lovers and drinkers?

Is it bad for you to keep going in and out of ketosis?

Questions like these come in from our Perfect Keto community all the time.

So, to help you decipher between facts and fake news, I’m sitting down with our Head of Partnerships, Alex Cunningham, to answer 10 more of your top keto questions.

We’ll discuss everything from exogenous ketones and MCT oil on fat burning, the best sources of micronutrients, building muscle and drinking on keto, and what really happens when you cycle in and out of ketosis.

We’ll also share some tips for restoring gut health and how long it can take to repair damage once it’s been done.

If you’ve had questions on keto, check out this podcast to finally have some answers.

Oct 22, 2018
038: Jeff Nobbs - The Ugly Truth About Vegetable Oils
01:35:28

If you’ve been following a ketogenic diet, then you know just how important it is to eliminate carbs, sugars, and grains.

But what if we told you that there was one more category worth ditching?

It’s true.

Once you’ve eliminated those blood sugar spiking foods, your next step is to get rid of harmful vegetable oils from your diet.

As you’ll see in this podcast episode with co-founder of Kitava and Trish.io, Jeff Nobbs, vegetable oils wreak havoc on both your health and the environment.

And they do nothing to improve the taste of your food.

In fact, if anything, you’re missing out on real flavor when you use inflammatory vegetable oils over healthier alternatives.

So why are vegetable oils so heavily used then?

And what makes them so bad?

Find out the answers to these questions and more in this podcast episode.

We’ll also show you what’s really going on with vegetable oils and why they should be eliminated immediately.

Check out the episode now to learn more.

Oct 15, 2018
037: Vanessa Spina - Going From Vegetarian to Keto to High-Protein Carnivore
46:55

What if your protein intake is the reason why you’re not reaching nutritional ketosis?

Be honest. Are you too afraid to eat enough protein since you’ve heard it will kick you out of ketosis or prevent you from reaching it altogether?

Or are you more concerned that you’re eating too much protein on keto and that’s why you’re stuck gaining weight instead of losing it?

As the Ketogenic Girl, Vanessa Spina, shares, there are some things that will kick you out of ketosis, but protein is probably not the culprit here.

Find out in this episode what could be to blame and how Vanessa went from being vegetarian to carnivore and realized that increasing protein and reducing carbs was the secret sauce to optimizing her health and feeling better.

She’ll also share her best tips, including the exact areas she struggled with, to help other people heal so they can reach nutritional ketosis too.

Tune in to the episode now to learn more about what happens when you increase your protein intake on keto!

Oct 01, 2018
036: Ali Miller - How Your Diet Influences Your Stress & Anxiety + What To Do About It
54:38

Most of us are so used to feeling stressed, anxious, and burned out that we don’t even realize this isn’t a healthy place to be.

Do this long enough over extended periods of time and you’ll quickly set yourself up for a host of chronic health conditions.

Instead of getting to that point, join Dr. Anthony Gustin as he sits down with registered dietician Ali Miller to uncover how stress and anxiety are connected to nutrition and how keto can affect these.

Ali also shares some common ways that you could be adding to your stresses because of keto and why you may be feeling worse on it.

So if you’re tired of feeling so exhausted all the time and you’re ready to move from a reactive stressed out state to one that’s balanced and energizing, check out the episode now!

Sep 24, 2018
035: Chris Irvin - Keto Plateaus: Everything You Need to Know to Bust Through Them
53:19

Hitting a plateau on keto doesn’t mean you’ve failed or that a keto diet isn’t right for you.

It just means your body may have already adapted and needs to switch things up to break through its current plateau.

But with so many variables to tweak, such as carbs, calories, fat, sleep, and more, it can be difficult to pinpoint which ones to start with.

Most people usually start by restricting calories or increasing the intensity of their workouts.  

But these aren’t always the best routes to take, as you’ll learn in this podcast episode with keto expert Chris Irvin.

We’ll also show you the telltale signs you’re in a plateau and what to do about it.

The reality is keto plateaus are inevitable. Once your body adapts, it’s up to you to be your own detective to see what adjustments need to be made.

Find out how to do just that by checking out the episode now!

Sep 17, 2018
034: Dr. Anthony Gustin - (Q&A #1) – Food Additives in Health Foods, My Go-To Supplements, and Why Ketone Levels Are Overrated
47:03

Should you be concerned about food additives in food products like almond milk when following a ketogenic diet?

Can the carnivore diet help heal gut issues? And who is it right for?

Will stevia, monk fruit, or erythritol cause your blood sugar levels to increase?

Why is it that some people don’t see high ketone numbers even when following a strict keto diet and fasting?

I get questions like these on a daily basis.

So, to help sort through the confusion, I sat down with Alex Cunningham, Perfect Keto’s Head of Partnerships, to bust common health myths and answer the most burning questions we get about ketosis and the keto diet.

We also explain why probiotics don’t work how you think they do, my best tips for following keto with a busy lifestyle, and even my go-to 4-ingredient ice cream recipe.

This is one episode you don’t want to miss.

Sep 10, 2018
033: Chris Masterjohn - Why Micronutrients Matter As Much As Macros On Keto
01:09:17

A lot of first-time ketoers believe that having high ketone levels = health.

This couldn't be further from the truth. Ketosis in itself isn't healthy if you're not reaching it by eating nutrient-dense, high-quality foods. 

In today's episode, nutrient density expert Chris Masterjohn, PhD, explains why. 

Chris Masterjohn holds a PhD in Nutritional Sciences and is a former postdoctoral research associate and assistant professor of Health and Nutrition Sciences at Brooklyn College turned entrepreneur.

Since having high blood ketones doesn’t mean your health is any better, what should you focus on besides boosting ketone levels?

Eating enough key micronutrients. 

In this episode you'll learn which micronutrients you need the most, how to get them, how nutrient-density impacts your energy levels and the many side effects of nutrient deficiency.

If you're struggling to make keto work, this is for you. 

Aug 27, 2018
032: Dr. Jesse Chappus & Marni Wasserman - Building Relationships That Support Your Health and Growth
01:04:00

Building better habits takes a lot of effort, but it’s even more challenging when the people around you are holding you back instead of cheering you on.

Anyone who’s tried to eat healthier while their significant other continues eating junk food knows that not having the emotional support for your health goals can strain your relationships and sabotage your best intentions to level up. 

Today, Dr. Jesse Chappus and his wife Marni Wasserman join me to talk about how to find this emotional support in your relationships, why it’s vital to create a support system around you, how they support each other, their health journeys,  and how they run their successful health business together. 

Jesse, a chiropractor, and Marni, a chef and holistic nutritionist, are the co-hosts of The Ultimate Health Podcast. They kickstarted this project when they were dating back in 2014, and now it’s one of the most popular health podcasts out there.

If you want to find like-minded people that support your health and growth or get emotional support from your current relationships, this episode is for you.

Aug 20, 2018
031: Thomas DeLauer - Fasting, Training When You’re Keto-Adapted & Balancing Fats and Protein
55:29

What does science say about fasting? 

Is there any difference between intermittent and prolonged fasting?

How will keto affect my performance at the gym? 

If you've ever wondered any of this, Thomas DeLauer has the answer. 

Thomas Delauer is a health and fitness expert and entrepreneur who has been on the cover of some of the largest fitness magazines in the world, including Ironman Magazine and Natural Muscle Magazine.

He's also a leader in the keto space and has one of the biggest Youtube channel about health and the ketogenic diet, with almost 800k subscribers.

Thomas is one of the best people to follow for keto and health advice because he has a rare talent: He's able to break down complex research into digestible and actionable information that makes your life better. 

In today's episode, Thomas and I chat about fasting, training on ketosis, where to get your fat and protein, food quality, keto walls, and much more. 

Tune in and take notes if you want to make your keto diet even more effective.

Aug 06, 2018
030: Dr. John Limansky - Biohacking: Transforming Your Health Through Better Habits
53:59

Your body is constantly interacting with your environment, and every single interaction impacts your health, for better or worse.

Biohacking means optimizing these interactions through better habits, choices, and techniques so you can be as healthy as possible. 

Through biohacking, you can prevent fatal diseases, boost the quality of your life and even extend your lifespan.

This week, I'm chatting with Dr. John Limansky, aka The Keto Doctor, about the biohacking techniques he uses to enhance not only his own health but that of his patients and family as well.

Shortly after Dr. Limansky became a physician, he decided to focus his career on preventive health care instead of the traditional curative approach that doesn't address the root cause of disease. 

Through his work, he's learned which habits make the most impact on our well-being and what we should focus on to enjoy optimal health. 

Listen in to learn how to upgrade your sleep, reduce stress, improve your nutrition, and lead a better life. 

Jul 30, 2018
029: Danny Vega - Teaching Your Family Healthy Habits, Raising Kids on Real Food, and Fat-Adapted Training
56:08

Danny Vega and his wife treat their children as equals.

They give them the freedom to pick from a range of healthy foods, let them eat from the adults' menu, and teach them about money management. 

This is all part of their transition to a wholesome lifestyle they began as a family years ago. 

Getting your family on board with a healthy change is challenging, and they know this first hand. 

That's why Danny Vega joins me today to share the strategies he used to get his children excited about real food, how he teaches them about nutrition and keto, why they're homeschooled, and much more. 

Danny is a powerlifter, dad of two, and co-host of The Ketogenic Athlete podcast. He received his Masters of Science in Human Performance from the University of Florida and he's a former Strength and Conditioning coach. 

Tune in to learn how to help your family adopt healthy habits, why kids can eat keto, and how Danny trains as a fat-adapted powerlifter.

Jul 23, 2018
028: Dr. Anthony Gustin - My Carnivore Diet Results and Q&A
56:28

Today I’m sharing one of the most requested episodes yet: my results from doing a carnivore diet — which means eating only animal products — for 5.5 weeks.

At the beginning of March — after doing my own research and receiving a lot of questions about whether or not carnivore is healthy — I started a carnivore diet experiment to track its effects on my cognition, productivity, emotional well-being, energy, workout performance, and health markers. 

I had read countless anecdotes of people reporting improved mood, cognition, and overall health from going carnivore, and I wanted to test it out myself. 

Surprisingly, eating a carnivore diet made me feel a lot better than expected. 

In this solo episode, I share exactly what I ate, what my blood tests showed, how I felt on it, whether I stayed in ketosis or not, how my gut reacted, how my eating patterns changed, and a lot more. 

If you’re doing keto and feel curious about going full carnivore, this episode will give you a better idea of what to expect.

Jul 16, 2018
027: Paddy Spence - Cutting Out Sugar and Making Healthier Food Choices
47:28

If you want to live a healthier life, cutting out sugar from your diet is an impactful first step. 

Not only is sugar harmful to your metabolism and energy levels, it's also highly addictive, so kicking the habit is necessary to retrain your taste buds and food preferences. 

In today's episode, Zevia CEO, father, and athlete Paddy Spence shares his own journey of going sugar-free and explains how you can get started too. 

Paddy Spence has been in the health food business for 26 years and has been sugar-free for almost 18 years. During this time, he has grown his low-calorie, sugar-free beverage company and overhauled his family's eating habits.

Tune in to learn why sugar is so detrimental to your health, how to get off it, which sugar substitutes are better, and what going sugar-free can do for your health.

Jul 09, 2018
026: Dr. Michael Ruscio - Fixing Your Gut Health And The Truth About Fiber and Bacteria
01:09:45

What if eating less fiber and prebiotic foods was the key to optimal gut health?

You've probably heard how important fiber is to feed the bacteria in your gut and speed up digestion, but this popular belief may be doing you more harm than good. 

Dr. Michael Ruscio, a leading functional medicine practitioner specializing in gut related disorders, joins me today to bust the most common (and damaging) myths about gut health -- including how fiber affects your gut bacteria. 

Dr. Ruscio is also a clinical researcher, international lecturer, and best-selling author. His research has been published in peer-reviewed medical journals and he speaks at integrative medical conferences across the globe.

In his recent best-selling book, Healthy Gut, Healthy You, he explains how to fix your gut health step-by-step with evidence-based methods, and in this episode, he gives us a peek into the research. 

Tune in to find out how your gut works, how the relationship between lifestyle and microbiota affects your health, why less fiber may be better for you, how to take probiotics the right way, and much more. 

Jul 02, 2018
025: Craig Emmerich - Getting Weight Loss Results on The Ketogenic Diet and Busting Common Keto Myths
57:27

There is a lot of misinformation about what it takes to lose weight on a ketogenic diet.

Are calories in, calories out all that matters on keto? 

Will too much protein stop your weight loss? 

How do you stay at a calorie deficit without feeling hungry?

To set the record straight, this week I'm chatting with Craig Emmerich, the co-author of the book Keto: The Complete Guide to Success on The Ketogenic Diet. 

Besides literally co-writing the book on it, Craig has spent the last few years researching what works and what doesn't on a ketogenic diet. 

Along with his wife Maria Emmerich, he teaches people how to formulate a keto diet that works for them and how to avoid common pitfalls that keep them from seeing results. 

Tune in to find out how to effectively lose weight and fat on keto, get over plateaus, make your diet as healthy as possible, stay satisfied on 800 calories per day, and much more. 

Jun 25, 2018
024: Luis Villasenor - Building Muscle on The Ketogenic Diet and Why Carbs Aren’t Essential For Performance When You’re Fat-Adapted
01:11:57

When you do strength training on a carb-based diet, you need a lot of carbs to build and maintain mass. 

However, those rules go out the window when you follow a ketogenic diet and become fat-adapted.

Building muscle and getting stronger without depending on carbs is completely possible on keto.

Today Luis Villasenor explains exactly how to optimize your ketogenic diet for muscle building, including how much protein to eat, the best fuel sources, and the electrolytes you need. 

Luis is the founder of Ketogains, a website that helps people achieve an optimal body recomposition through a ketogenic diet and fine-tune their diet to reach their health goals. 

He has been powerlifting and strength training on a keto diet for years, so he's living proof you don't need to load up on carbs to grow. 

Join us to learn how a keto diet can boost your gains -- carb-free.

Jun 18, 2018
023: Nora Gedgaudas - Getting The Right Nutrients To Thrive, Increasing Food Quality, and How We Evolved To Eat
01:10:19

Just like a calorie isn't simply a calorie, a nutrient isn't just a nutrient. 

For instance, the zinc in pumpkin seeds isn't absorbed the same way as the zinc in red meat, so it doesn't give you the same health benefits. 

The source of your nutrients and the quality of that source are fundamental to your health. 

Choosing anything less than the highest-quality, most nutrient-dense foods can lead to excess weight, higher risk of metabolic and neurodegenerative diseases, lower energy, and worsened cognitive function.

That's why today I sat down with board-certified nutritional consultant and primal eating expert Nora Gedgaudas to talk all about nutrients.

Nora is also a board-certified neuro-feedback specialist, best-selling author, speaker, teacher, and researcher with over 20 years of clinical experience.  

In this episode, she breaks down which nutrients we need the most and how to get them from our diet, while dispelling common nutrition myths. 

Jun 11, 2018
022: Chris Irvin - Speeding Up Your Keto-Adaptation Period and Using The Ketogenic Diet Effectively
01:00:49

Most people start a ketogenic diet to reap the fat loss and energy benefits of running on fat instead of carbs, but beginners often struggle during the initial keto-adaptation period – the phase in which your cells adapt to burning fat for energy. 

During this keto-adaptation process, your body goes through fundamental cellular changes that improve how you store and create energy, which takes some time. 

Today, ketosis researcher Chris Irvin, also known as The Ketologist, joins me to explain what keto beginners can expect from their keto-adaptation phase, how to speed up the process and minimize side effects, and how to use the ketogenic diet for optimal health once you're fat-adapted.

Chris Irvin has a background in exercise and nutrition science and he has conducted research about ketosis alongside the famous doctor, professor and researcher Dominic D’Agostino at the University of South Florida. Chris is an expert at taking complex ketosis research and turning it into actionable and digestible information. 

Listen in if you're just starting the ketogenic diet, or want to use it more effectively.

Jun 04, 2018
021: Steph Lowe - Supercharging Your Athletic Performance With a Ketogenic Diet
48:39

Whether you're a competitive endurance athlete, biker, CrossFitter, or barely entering the fitness world, you've probably heard that the best way to fuel your body and speed up recovery is by loading up on carbs. 

You may have also been told that the source of those carbs doesn't matter, so you can indulge in pasta all you want. 

When Steph Lowe was doing long-cross triathlon a few years ago, she was told the same thing, but she refused to go with the flow. 

She believed there had to be a better way to increase performance and endurance without relying on sugar and processed foods. And she was right. 

After her own experience as an athlete, Steph Lowe became a sports nutritionist and founded The Natural Nutritionist, where she uses a LCHF ketogenic diet to help other athletes improve not only their performance, but also their blood sugar, metabolism, gut health, mental well-being, and much more. 

In this episode, she breaks down why athletes are harming their performance by relying on carbs, and how to make the switch to a ketogenic diet for better results. 

May 28, 2018
020: Nina Teicholz - Embracing Saturated Fat and Why Our Nutrition Policy Is Wrong
54:35

What if everything you were ever taught about dietary fat was wrong? 

According to science journalist and best selling author Nina Teicholz, it is. 

Nina is an investigative science journalist who became popular after writing her NYT best selling book The Big Fat Surprise, in which she unmasked the truth about saturated fat and how our grain-loving nutritional guidelines are based on bad science and special interests.

In today's episode, she explains why we should all embrace saturated fat again and how deeply the low-fat dogma has harmed our health in the last decades.

She also reveals why your doctor doesn't recommend a diet high in saturated fats, even though the science clearly shows saturated fat is amazing for our well-being and isn't the culprit of heart disease.

Listen in to hear what truly happened to saturated fat, nutritional policy, and our health. 

May 21, 2018
019: Dr. Shawn Baker - Busting Myths About The Carnivore Diet and How to Thrive On Meat
01:06:57

Could you eat only meat and water for a year? 

Today's guest, Dr. Shawn Baker, is doing just that.

Dr. Baker is an orthopedic surgeon, weightlifting world record holder, and pioneer of the carnivore diet.

He became a vocal leader of the carnivore movement over a year ago, when he transitioned from the ketogenic diet to fully carnivore. 

He eats around 4-6 pounds of meat per day, water, and 0 plants -- and he's thriving. 

However, he admits that if 5 years ago someone had told him about the carnivore diet, he would've thought it's ridiculous. 

That's why in this episode he busts common myths about the carnivore diet and explains how and why it works. 

He also tells us how he ended up eating just meat, how he's improved his health and performance in his year as a carnivore, and other meaty details. 

May 14, 2018
018: Dr. William Davis - Preventing Heart Disease by Cutting Out Grains, The Truth About Cholesterol, and Optimizing Your Health with High Quality Nutrition
01:12:59

Whole grains are promoted as the cornerstone of a healthy diet by authorities like the USDA, the American Heart Association, and the Food Guide Pyramid. 

There's just one problem: Grains are also the leading cause of heart disease, especially modern crops like wheat and corn.  

When Dr. William Davis came to this shocking realization, he began conducting research and later published the New York Times best-selling book Wheat Belly, which then turned into a series of books.

Dr. William Davis is a cardiologist, best selling author, and the medical director and founder of the Wheat Belly Lifestyle Institute.

With this work, he defied the traditional set of nutritional guidelines and beliefs that embraced grains and shunned fat.

His research showed that fats weren't responsible for heart attacks, but grains were. When he put patients on a grain-free diet, their markers for heart disease went down and they experienced other perks like faster weight loss, reduced joint pain, and improved mental clarity. 

In today's episode, I take a deep dive with Dr. Davis to explore why grains cause heart disease, what he found in his research, the important role of cholesterol in the body, why the current healthcare system won't help you prevent heart disease, and how to tweak your nutrition for better health. 

May 07, 2018
017: Chris Kresser - Healing and Preventing Chronic Disease with Functional Medicine
55:45

If you have a chronic disease like type II diabetes, asthma, Alzheimer's, hypertension, or atopic dermatitis, it's unlikely the severity of your condition will ever diminish under traditional healthcare. 

Why? 

Because our health system is designed to dull external symptoms with drugs instead of fixing the root causes of chronic conditions, which are often a mix of genetics and lifestyle factors. 

It's far easier to prescribe a drug than to provide tailored health strategies for each person's unique lifestyle and condition -- and the result of this is a life-long dependence to prescription drugs. 

Today's guest, Chris Kresser, is striving to change this model of healthcare. 

Chris is a functional and integrated medicine provider, one of the most influential people in the health space, author, and entrepreneur who's been studying, practicing, and teaching alternative medicine for more than fifteen years.

He believes diseases should be treated from the root cause, not the symptoms. This approach is called functional medicine and in this episode, Chris explains why it's the best solution we have for preventing and reversing chronic disease. 

Join us to learn what functional medicine is and what you can do in your everyday life to treat and prevent chronic conditions. 

Apr 30, 2018
016: Mark Sisson - Working Out Like Our Ancestors and Going From Paleo to Keto
51:59

There's no doubt our exercise and diet habits have drastically changed since the hunter-gatherer days. 

We now exercise in machines and have immediate access to high-carb, high-calorie foods. These changes, although convenient, are harming your health more than you think. 

Today's guest, Mark Sisson, explains why and what to do about it. 

Mark has been advocating for a healthy lifestyle rooted in the way our ancestors moved and ate since 2006 in his popular blog Mark's Daily Apple. He became a leader in the Paleo community, popularized his eating philosophy called The Primal Blueprint, and recently turned into a vocal supporter of the ketogenic diet. 

He has published books about primal living and ketosis and created his own primal supplement line. 

In this episode, we chat about why he switched endurance exercise for fun strength and power workouts, how he first got into paleo primal living, how to make the leap from the paleo diet to ketosis, and much more. 

Apr 23, 2018
015: Tony Wrighton - Biohacking For a Happier and Healthier Life
01:01:53

The most effective ways to upgrade your confidence, relationships, energy, and mental performance are also the simplest. 

Biohacking means doing small but powerful changes -- biohacks-- that have a profound and long-lasting impact on your health. Today's guest, Tony Wrighton, shares his favorite biohacks for leveling up.

Tony Wrighton is a Sky sports presenter as well as an author, one of Britains most popular NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming) experts, and host of the top-rated podcast Zestology. 

He has published three NLP-related books, which have been translated into 12 languages.

In this episode, we chat about neuro-linguistic programming, using the ketogenic diet to heal, becoming fat-adapted, the carnivore diet, using intermittent fasting while traveling, and more hacks for a better life.

Apr 16, 2018
014: Vivica Menegaz - Healing Your Body With Real Food And The Truth About Detoxing
58:08

The quality of your food determines the quality of your health.

It's no coincidence that the overconsumption of ultra-processed foods goes hand-in-hand with the rise in obesity and heart disease all over the world in the last few decades.

The best way to achieve optimal health is to focus on finding, eating, and enjoying real, high-quality food. 

Today's guest explains exactly how to do that. 

Vivica Menegaz is a nutritionist, cookbook author, keto blogger, and former professional food photographer.

In this episode, we talk about how to make healthier food choices, how to find local and seasonal foods, why detoxing is actually necessary (when done right), and much more. 

Apr 09, 2018
013: Chris Dufey - Transform Your Health By Upgrading Your Relationship with Food
40:43

The way you perceive and interact with your food affects your health.

Counting calories, obsessing over macros, eating on impulse, and binge-eating as a "reward" all foster a harmful relationship with food that makes you miserable and unhealthy. 

Today's guest, Chris Dufey, knows this first hand.

Chris is an author, speaker, former personal trainer, weight loss expert, and entrepreneur who went from feeling sluggish and tired in his early 20s to healthy and fit after improving his relationship with food. 

In this episode, he joins me to talk about why it's better to focus on the quality of your food instead of the quantity, why you don't need to track nutrients intensely, how cheat meals harm you, and other steps you can take to upgrade your relationship with your food. 

 

 

Apr 02, 2018
012: Aaron Alexander - Move Better: Why Improving Your Movement Improves Your Life
01:01:35

Movement is more than just your workout. It's the way you walk, how you sit, how you stand, and the facial expressions you make. 

Everything around us affects our movement, and in turn, our movement has a ripple effect on our physical, emotional, and mental health. 

In today's episode, movement coach, licensed massage therapist, podcast host, and founder of Align Therapy™, Aaron Alexander, breaks down why optimizing our movement is vital for optimal health.

We look at how our modern environment encourages incorrect movements and postures that end up causing pain, inflammation, and disease, and exactly what we can do to prevent it.

Listen in to find out how you can foster healthier movements and enjoy a dynamic pain-free life.

Mar 26, 2018
011: Max Lugavere - Feeding Your Mind: How to Eat to Optimize and Protect Brain Function
01:11:59

Did you know that over 40% of Alzheimer's disease cases have one main cause? 

Today's guest will tell you what it is (hint: it has to do with nutrition).

In today's episode, famous science journalist and brain food expert Max Lugavere joins me to talk about how we can protect our brains from dementia and boost our cognitive performance with proper nutrition.

He also explains the truth behind the onset of neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer's and Parkinson's, and how we can easily prevent them. 

Max is a filmmaker, TV personality, and science journalist passionate about brain health. He's a contributor to major publications including Medscape, Vice, Fast Company, and the Daily Beast.

His latest book, Genius Foods, breaks down all the research he's done over the years on brain health, cognition, diet, and lifestyle habits. 

Listen in to find out how you can protect and supercharge your brain through your food choices.

Mar 22, 2018
010: Chris Bell - The Ketogenic Diet vs. The Carnivore Diet and Rediscovering Nutrition on the Road to Sobriety and Health
01:19:30

The protective effects of the ketogenic diet, including weight loss and brain power, happen thanks to abundant fatty acids and a strict carb restriction of just 20g/day.

But what would happen if the carbs went down from 20g to zero?

That's exactly what the carnivore diet does. 

In this episode, filmmaker and low carb veteran Chris Bell compares the health effects of both the ketogenic diet and the carnivore diet. He also explains what mainstream nutrition gets wrong about carbs and plants. 

Chris Bell is a former powerlifter and filmmaker with many successful documentaries under his belt, including Bigger, Stronger, Faster*, Prescription Thugs, and Trophy Kids. 

Listen in to learn what the carnivore diet really is, what it does different from keto, and how both can help you. 

Mar 19, 2018
009: Mike T. Nelson - Metabolic Flexibility and How To Choose the Best Fuel for Your Goals
01:27:29

The fuel your body runs on determines how you feel and perform.  

Relying on carbs when you should be using fat, or vice-versa, can lower your workout performance, mental energy, and productivity. 

Metabolic flexibility unlocks your ability to switch between fats and carbs easily so you can adapt to different situations.

Dr. Mike T Nelson is an expert in metabolic flexibility and our guest today. He has a PhD in Exercise Physiology, a Masters’ in Biomechanics, he’s a professor and a member of the American College of Sports Medicine, and a professor in human performance at Carrick Institute for Functional Neurology.

He's dedicated his career to figuring out how to make the human body stronger, healthier, and more adaptable. 

In this episode, he goes deep into what metabolic flexibility is, how you can achieve it, how to balance your carbs and fats for optimal performance, the health markers you should track, and a lot more. 

Mar 12, 2018
008: Rachel Gregory and Dr. Brian Lenzkes - Boosting Insulin Sensitivity and Workout Performance with a Ketogenic Diet
01:08:27

 

What is more likely to lead to heart disease: cholesterol or insulin resistance? 

According to one of today's guests, Dr. Brian Lenzkes, it's the latter. 

Dr. Lenzkes is an internal medicine doctor with extensive knowledge in clinical nutrition. By working closely with his patients, he's discovered insulin resistance is central in many metabolic diseases, much more so that cholesterol or triglycerides. 

Today he sits down with me to explain why we need to start paying attention to our insulin sensitivity and how we can keep it in check with a ketogenic diet. 

Rachel Gregory also joins me in this episode to talk about optimizing exercise with a low carb diet.  

Rachel published the first ever human trial about the effects of the ketogenic diet on CrossFit athletes, and the results will impress you. 

She's a board-certified nutrition specialist, athletic trainer, and entrepreneur. 

Listen in to learn how a ketogenic diet can improve one of the most important health markers and make your workouts more effective. 

Mar 05, 2018
007: Dr. Will Cole - Eliminating Inflammation with a Personalized Ketogenic Diet
52:55

Inflammation is one of the major culprits in virtually all diseases. 

Today's guest, Dr. Will Cole, has devoted his entire career to helping people with autoimmune inflammatory conditions, so he's an expert at dealing with inflammation. 

One of the tools he implements to reduce inflammation in his patients is nutritional ketosis. A ketogenic diet can dramatically cut down inflammatory reactions and improve metabolic function.

The results he's seen on his patients are nothing short of impressive, and in this episode, he tells us all about it. 

Dr. Will Cole is a leading functional medicine clinician, chiropractor, author, lecturer, and a firm believer in personalized health. His individualized ketosis approach has made his functional medicine practice famous. 

Listen in as he explains how to treat inflammation with ketosis, how to optimize your ketogenic diet, and what functional medicine is all about.

Feb 26, 2018
006: Emily Schromm - Optimizing Your Skin Health, Gut, and Energy with a High Fat Diet
49:00

To improve your health, all you have to do is pay attention to what you eat.

That's what today's guest, Emily Schromm, learned while she was in the process of healing her chronic acne, digestive problems, and fatigue. She explains why a high fat, low carb approach is the best to eradicate these health problems. 

Emily is a successful personal trainer, nutritional therapy practitioner, CrossFit coach, fitness star, and CEO of Evolved Motion and Herbal Element. She created the first and only functional workout pack called the EMPACK, and she helps thousands of people around the world with her Superhero Challenge and The Body Awareness Project. 

Tune in to find out how Emily healed herself, how she eats now, and how you can listen to your own body to find balance and be at your best every single day.

Feb 17, 2018
005: Ryan Munsey - The Carnivore Diet and What Happens When You Cut Out Plants
59:30

Common nutrition advice champions eating more plants, more vegetables, and more natural foods.

But what happens if you turn your back on that advice?

What happens when you instead cut out all plants and only eat meat? 

That's the Carnivore Diet, and today's guest Ryan Munsey experimented with this diet for 30 days. 

Ryan is a former fitness model, with a Dietetics degree in Food Science and Human Nutrition from Clemson University. He's a writer for leading fitness publications (Men’s Fitness, T-Nation, EliteFTS) is a member of the Men’s Health Fitness Council, and the host of the Better Human Project Podcast.

Listen in to hear his results, as well as find out why you should pay attention the quality of your food no matter what way of eating you follow and why strength is the most important factor of health.

Jan 30, 2018
004: Jason Wittrock - Carb Cycling and Cheat Meals on the Ketogenic Diet
01:03:03

Calories in vs calories out is a great place to start with weight loss, but where those calories come from does matter. 

Carbs make you fat, and we're exploring topics such as carbing up, cheating on keto, and what that does to your body, your gut, and your progress. 

We'll also discuss "realistic keto". Because let's face it: you're going to eat pizza again. It's a part of life. How can you incorporate "life" into your low carb diet? 

Jan 30, 2018
003: Jimmy Moore - Fixing Your Nutrition & Losing Weight With Low Carb Keto
56:54

In the early 2000s, Jimmy Moore weighed over 400 pounds, struggled with high cholesterol, high blood pressure, and wheezing, and consumed 16 cans of sugary soda and 1700 grams of carbohydrates per day... 

Until he stumbled across the low carb Atkins diet in 2004. 

"I started doing a New Year's Resolution to lose weight, and it ended up being a New Life Resolution that changed every aspect of my life."

Jimmy lost 100 pounds in the first 100 days of the low carb, high fat diet, came off cholesterol and blood pressure medication, and fixed his nutrition. He's never looked back.

 

Jan 30, 2018
002: Ryan Lowery - Superhuman Performance and Living Longer with the Low Carb Ketogenic Diet
47:41

Ever wonder how eating a low carb ketogenic diet can affect longevity?

Ryan Lowery, the co-author of The Ketogenic Bible: The Authoritative Guide to Ketosis and the President of the Applied Science and Performance Institute did the research to answer that question and more. 

In this chat, we're talking about how ketosis can promote peak performance (not just athletic) and brain function, as well as longevity. 

Jan 30, 2018
001: Leanne Vogel - Healing Hormonal Imbalances with the Ketogenic Diet
47:47

The ketogenic diet treats everything from eczema to many chronic conditions, and one of the most common benefits of keto is rebalancing hormones, as Leanne Vogel from HealthfulPursuit.com found out.  

Jan 29, 2018