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Sep 26, 2017


Today’s guest is Dr. Norman Robillard, a microbiologist and a researcher who spent 20 years in the pharmaceutical industry before founding the Digestive Health Institute. Dr. Norm’s goal is to develop holistic treatments for digestive illnesses based on understanding the underlying cause of the disease, rather than just dealing with the symptoms. He has created the Fast Tract Diet, which he’s going to talk about in our interview, and he also has two books out — The Fast Tract Digestion and The Fast Tract Heartburn. Today, we discuss the complexities of gut health; touching on some interesting points around symptoms, treatment, carbs, enzyme supplements, fasting, fats, and why you should chew your food. We also get into some of the not-so-pretty stuff like SIBO, mucus membranes, fecal bacteria, and gas. But it’s all for a good cause and makes for an insightful conversation to help us understand our gut and how we can heal it. Take a listen!

CLICK HERE for the full transcript.

Key Points From This Episode:

  • Dr. Norm’s drug and antibiotic free Fast Tract Diet.
  • Current debates in gut health research.
  • How does SIBO differ from IBS?
  • Some of the symptoms specific to SIBO.
  • What are fermentable carbohydrates?
  • The benefits of intermittent fasting.
  • Dr. Norm’s view on Keto diets.
  • Resistant starch and low FP carbs.
  • The effects of high fat diets on digestion.
  • Hear Dr. Norm’s theory on the causes of acid reflux.
  • Can the Fast Tract Diet help with silent reflux or LPR?
  • Diet versus digestive enzyme supplements.
  • The lactase gene and digesting dairy.
  • The importance of a diverse diet.
  • And much more!

Tweetables:

“A science-based diet with behavioral intervention should really be the first line of defense for these functional GI conditions.” — @DrNRobillard [0:12:30.1]

“Just blasting fiber and a lot of fermentable carbs, I’m convinced is part of the problem, not the solution.” — @DrNRobillard [0:18:33.1]

“I really do think for a lot of people, a ketogenic diet is a great way to start.” — @DrNRobillard [0:28:10.1]

“Our main goal is not to overfeed the microbes.” — @DrNRobillard [0:29:22.1]

“Some people confuse an effect that carbs are having on them and they blame the fats.” — @DrNRobillard [0:34:11.1]

“People want the easy thing. They don’t want to have to follow a diet for years to get sorted out.” — @DrNRobillard [0:46:28.4]

“Our mission is to get 10 million people off of drugs and antibiotics and onto a more holistic lifestyle and diet.” — @DrNRobillard [0:58:20.4]

Links Mentioned in This Episode: 

Fast Tract Diet Website – http://www.fasttractdiet.com/
Digestive Health Institute – https://digestivehealthinstitute.org
Dr. Mark Mattson TedX Talk – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4UkZAwKoCP8
Increased Gut Microbiota Diversity And Abundance Of Faecalibacterium Prausnitzii And Akkermansia After Fasting: A Pilot Study – https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25763563
Rebecca Cumes’ Healthy Gut Website – https://thehealthygut.co/
National Institute On Aging – https://www.nia.nih.gov/
The Complete Guide to Fasting by Jimmy Moore – https://www.amazon.com/Complete-Guide-Fasting-Intermittent-Alternate-Day/dp/1628600012
Fast Tract Digestion Heart Burn https://www.amazon.com/Heartburn-Digestion-Surprising-Explained-Clinically-ebook/dp/B007WZHCWK
Fast Tract Diet Facebook Group – https://www.facebook.com/groups/FastTractDiet/
Dr. Norman Robillard on Twitter – https://twitter.com/drnrobillard?lang=en
Clean Food Fest – http://cleanfoodfest.com/

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Sep 19, 2017


Today we welcome Brian Mackenzie, co-author, together with Dr. Andy Galpin, of a book called Unplugged: Evolve from Technology to Upgrade Your Fitness, Performance, & Consciousness. Brian is a world-renowned strength and conditioning expert and has worked with many high level winning CrossFit games athletes and Olympians. He cofounded XPT Life, a wellness conditioning and recovery program, with Laird Hamilton and Gabby Reese. For a while now, the idea of being “plugged in” has been considered pretty much exclusively positive, but it’s safe to say that our addiction to technology today has spiraled out of control, keeping many of us from living our own lives or listening to what our body is telling us. Brian’s book, Unplugged, provides a framework for using technology to meet your specific health and performance goals in a more mindful way, while also reconnecting with your own instincts and the world around you. In this episode, we learn more about Brian’s research into breathing and discuss technology addiction, diving with sharks, why technology is never going to replace your soul, and how to balance it back into our lives. Take a listen! 

CLICK HERE for the full transcript.

Key Points From This Episode:

  • Learn more about Brian’s research into breathing.
  • Who is Brian’s book Unplugged communicating to?
  • Using technology in moderation.
  • Why millennials are no longer having sex.
  • Training the pulmonary system.
  • Re-introducing the concept of triangulation.
  • It’s not the technology, it’s you.
  • Why humans are hardwired like sharks.
  • Blaming the business rather than our behavior.
  • Setting hard lines with our social media.
  • AI, super humans and computer brains.
  • Connecting back to what is in you.
  • Brian’s recommendations for fitness technology tools.
  • Three simple breathing techniques you can do today.
  • And much more!

Tweetables:

“I think [the breath] is easily the greatest tool we’ve got to understanding our own internal technology.” — @brianmackenzie [0:09:20.1]

“Technology is never going to replace your soul.” — @brianmackenzie [0:27:38.1]

“We need to bring back what it’s like to actually socialize and look at somebody in the eyes.” — @brianmackenzie [0:35:55.1]

The moment we stop wanting to learn, life no longer moves forward. Life ends.” — @brianmackenzie [0:40:48.1]

“Are we supposed to save everyone and everything?” — @brianmackenzie [0:43:31.0]

I wouldn’t be where I am at without social media. But it has to be used in a context of delivering information.” — @brianmackenzie [0:50:00.0]

Guest Links: 

Brian Mackenzie on Twitter https://twitter.com/brianmackenzie?lang=en
Brian Mackenzie on Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/iamunscared/?hl=en
Unplugged Website – https://www.athleteunplugged.com/
Unplugged on Amazon – https://goo.gl/2A8soi
XPT Life Website – https://www.xptlife.com/

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Sep 12, 2017


On today’s show we welcome Serenity Heegel and her partner Joe Carr, founders of Serenity Kids, a company that makes portable baby food that’s gluten free, Paleo, and non-GMO in flavors like organic beef with Kale and sweet potato, chicken with peas and carrots, and even uncured bacon with kale and butternut squash. They started Serenity Kids because they wanted only the best for their future baby. They partnered with small, American family farmers to create a delicious baby food that contains meat from animals raised humanely, on pasture, without hormones, antibiotics, or GMO feed. Pastured meats benefit the animal, the family farmers, and the planet. 

The best part is that they're better for your baby because they have a much higher Omega-3s and CLAs than grain-fed meats. At Serenity Kids they blend these meats with high-quality organic vegetables to create balanced, nourishing meals. In this episode Joe and Serenity talk about how they found Paleo, why their product is unique in the baby food market, and they give some tips on the ideal baby food that I certainly didn’t know. 

CLICK HERE for the full transcript.

Key Points From This Episode:

  • How Serenity and Joe’s childhood health issues led them to starting Serenity Kids.
  • Identifying the gap in the market for paleo-friendly baby food.
  • Products launching on Serenity Kids.
  • Their relationship with the farms supplying the ingredients.
  • Breakdown of fats, proteins, carbs and calories in the foods.
  • Deciding what's nutritiously right to feed your baby.
  • The target audience Serenity Kids focuses on.
  • Challenging the cost of baby food.
  • Shelf life stable baby food.
  • Baby food for adults. Can we eat it?
  • We’re discussing future plans for Serenity Kids. 
  • Building good healthy habits at a young age.
  • And much more!

Tweetables:

“There’s a lot of problematic foods for autistic kids; dairy and gluten and dyes and sugar are basically all the wrong things.” — Joe Carr [0:10:44.0]

“Not every kid or person fits into a little box and we need to meet each person where they’re at.” — Joe Carr [0:12:14.0]

“Our bodies actually know best what to eat.” — Joe Carr [0:13:34.0]

“Breastmilk is nature’s perfect food.” — @serenityheegel [0:16:08.0]

“We really want every bite to count.” — @serenityheegel [0:27:45.0]

Guest Links: 

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Serenity Kids — http://myserenitykids.com/
Serenity Kids on Facebook — https://www.facebook.com/myserenitykids/
Serenity Kids on Twitter — https://twitter.com/myserenitykids
Serenity on Twitter — https://twitter.com/serenityheegel
Paleo FX — https://www.paleofx.com/
Mark Sisson’s book, the Primal Blueprint — https://www.amazon.com/Primal-Blueprint-21-Day-Total-Transformation/dp/0982207778/
Robb Wolf’s book, The Paleo Solution — https://www.amazon.com/Paleo-Solution-Original-Human-Diet/dp/0982565844/
Birth Fit — https://www.birthfit.com/
Mommy Con — https://mommycon.com/

Serenity Kids Discount — discount code “paleomag” for 10% off.

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Sep 5, 2017


My guest today is natural chef Sarah Russo. Sarah is a private personal chef and the culinary manager at Pre Brands, a company that offers grass-fed and grass-finished beef. Sarah specializes in cooking for people with food allergies, dietary restrictions, weight loss, and other wellness goals. She’s also the founder of Love Your Fat personal chef and catering and, you know that, with a name like that, she’s going to be popular in the Paleo wold! Sarah trained in Berkeley, CA, and her intention is to bring fresh flavors to healthy cooking. Today I get her to talk about her food journey and experiences as a personal chef to professional athletes. She gives us the low down on getting the most out of your gras-fed beef, and ways to up your cooking game and enjoy your food—no matter what the restriction! Take a listen.

CLICK HERE for the full transcript.

Key Points From This Episode:

  • Sarah’s food journey.
  • Why Pre Brands started and their transparent mission.
  • Changing the way people eat beef.
  • Sarah’s role at Pre Brands.
  • Prevalent food sensitivities Sarah encounters.
  • Being open to trying new foods and flavors.
  • Why Sarah chooses to eat simply. 
  • Enjoying your food with people.
  • Sarah’s experience cooking for professional athletes.
  • Grass fed beef 101: Tips and tricks you need to know.
  • Love your fat!
  • And much more!

Tweetables:

“The beef standards in our country are definitely lacking.” — @loveyourfat_ [0:09:55.2]

“I really think that I have the best job.” — @loveyourfat_ [0:11:41.1]

“Eating in a paleo way, really, it gives me life.” — @loveyourfat_ [0:17:35.1]

Enjoying your food with people, that’s my number one thing.” — @loveyourfat_ [0:19:12.1]

“We at Pre think that all steaks should be cooked medium rare.” — @loveyourfat_ [0:30:02.1]

Guest Links: 

Sarah on Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/sarahvrusso/
Sarah on LinkedIn – https://www.linkedin.com/in/sarah-russo-41515045
Pre Brands Website – http://www.pre-brands.com/
Love Your Fat – http://www.loveyourfat.com/
Love Your fat on Twitter – https://twitter.com/loveyourfat_
Pre Brands at Amazon Fresh – http://tinyurl.com/zqnptcz
Pre Brands at Jet.com – https://jet.com/search?term=PRE&brand=PRE&category=0
Pre Brands at Pea Pod – https://www.peapod.com/

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