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Wellness Force Radio | Discovering Physical & Emotional Intelligence To Live Life Well

Wellness Force Radio | Discovering Physical & Emotional Intelligence To Help Men & Women Live Life Well. Your host, Josh Trent, spotlights ​world class experts in the fields of physical and emotional intelligence, mindset, behavior change, supplementation, nutrition, health, wellness, fitness, and technology that empower you with actionable steps for your wellness journey. After struggling with anxiety, depression, and weight gain in adolescence, in 2004 Josh let go of over 75 pounds and transformed his life by becoming a health and fitness professional that would coach over 12,000 sessions and evolve into one of the top wellness influencers on iTunes. In this podcast together, we discover the connections between our emotions and healthy habits to live our best life and enjoy the process. Every week, you'll learn from exceptional people who have dedicated their lives to being a positive force for our global collective. Deeper topics include: Physical intelligence, emotional intelligence, behavior change, wellness, behavioral psychology, habits, mindset, fitness, health, strength training, organic supplementation, bio-hacking, body transformation, psychedelics, digital health, quantified self, mHealth, wearable technology and more.
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Jul 21, 2017

For WFF 008 we're exploring 5 powerful questions with Tom Bilyeu from WFR #098. Tom Bilyeu is the founder and host of Impact Theory and the co-founder of Quest Nutrition.

After spending six years growing Quest into a billion-dollar company by helping people transform their bodies, Tom is now focused on completing the second half of his mission: transforming people’s minds through his new venture with Impact Theory.

Impact theory is a show spearheading a movement to facilitate mental transformation, both through its empowering content and by accelerating the businesses and entrepreneurs destined to change the world.

Impact Theory's mission is to free people from The Matrix. Said another way, they want to end the poverty of poor mindset.

 

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"Once you realize that you can do anything that you set your mind to, how you spend your time becomes a spiritual consideration." - Tom Bilyeu

 

Tom Bilyeu, Co-Founder of Quest Nutrition & Founder of Impact Theory

Tom Bilyeu is the co-founder of 2014 Inc. 500 company Quest Nutrition — a unicorn startup valued at over $1 billion — and the co-founder and host of Impact Theory. Tom’s mission is the creation of empowering media-based IP and the acceleration of mission-based businesses. Personally driven to help people develop the skills they will need to improve themselves and the world, Tom is intent to use commerce to address the dual pandemics of physical and mental malnourishment.

Tom regularly inspires audiences of entrepreneurs, change makers, and thought leaders at some of the most prestigious conferences and seminars around the world, including Abundance 360, A-fest, and Freedom Fast Lane. Tom has also been a guest on the Tony Robbins podcast and The School of Greatness podcast and has been featured in Forbes, Inc., Success, and The Huffington Post. Tom is currently on the Innovation Board of the XPRIZE Foundation.

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Jul 18, 2017

It's no secret that the current condition of our toxic world makes it challenging to build sustainable health and avoid disease. This is also largely due to the fact that our soil and plants don't contain the same nutritional potency they once did.

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Even with a clean diet and healthy lifestyle, many people are still subjected to an extreme amount of toxic build-up.  Much of the problem stems from unhealthy soils, polluted waters, and foods that have lost so much of their nutrient density.

The time has come to ask ourselves a very important question:

How can we create sustainable health while being faced with unsustainable environmental and agricultural condition?

On this episode of Wellness Force Radio, we explore this topic with Dr. David Minkoff, founder of Body Health. He shows us the tools and strategies we need to maintain optimum health in today's increasingly toxic world.

Detoxification Should Be A Lifestyle

In recent decades, the occasional 1 week or 30-day detox plan may have been sufficient for cellular cleanup. However, the increasing amount of toxins we are now exposed to calls for a more continuous approach.

If we want to remove this waste from our bodies and build better wellness, detoxing has to be viewed as a lifestyle.  

To cleanse these excess toxins that lead to unwanted health effects, we now must aid the body in their removal. This can be achieved in a few ways like making sure we sweat outside or in the sauna, adding detoxifying foods into our diets, and using proper supplementation. 

Listen To Episode 121 As Dr. Minkoff Uncovers:

  • How to build sustainable health given the poor conditions of the environment.
  • What may be causing such a massive increase in autism and childhood cancer.
  • The dangerous effects of heavy metal toxicity.
  • Ways to avoid excess toxins and remove them from the body.
  • How to remedy an amino acid deficiency.
  • The pervasive issues that stem from poor gut health.
  • Why detoxing should be an ongoing part of our diet and lifestyle.
  • Why women should detox before pregnancy.
  • How to maintain healthy levels of testosterone.
  • How the body prioritizes the use of nutrients.
  • Ways we can address a protein deficiency in the body.
  • How we can influence our genetic expression through lifestyle.
  • Why having a strong and clear life purpose can help us build sustainable health.

Top 3 Takeaways From The Show

  • Detoxification needs be a continuous part of our lifestyle. The current state of our environment and agricultural system are so polluted, that we have to take consistent actions to aid or bodies in the removal of toxins.
  • It's important to make sure we consume adequate amounts of the essential amino acids, as well as provide our body what it needs to properly produce the non-essential.
  • We have to figure out the health needs for our individual bodies and adjust our diet and lifestyle accordingly.

Power Quotes From Dr. Minkoff

"Use safe storage materials so unwanted toxins won't enter your food." - Dr. David Minkoff

"The increasing amount of toxins we are now exposed to calls for a more continuous approach for detoxing our bodies." - Dr. David Minkoff

"People have to be more intelligent about how we treat our bodies if our species is to survive and thrive." - Dr. David Minkoff

"We have to figure out our individual health abnormalities, then adjust our lifestyle and nutrition to meet those needs." - Dr. David Minkoff 

"It's really important to eat well, exercise, and have a strong life purpose to help other people."  - Dr. David Minkoff 

"We have to take extra precautions to build sustainable health in such a toxic world." - Dr. David Minkoff

About Dr. Minkoff

Dr. David Minkoff graduated from the University of Wisconsin Medical School in 1974 and was elected to the “Phi Beta Kappa” of medical schools, the prestigious Alpha Omega Alpha Honors Medical Fraternity for very high academic achievement.

He is board certified in pediatrics and has completed a fellowship in Infectious Diseases at the University of California in San Diego, which included research in developing new medicines to fight viral disease. As a clinical faculty member at the University, he also served as co-director of the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Palomar Medical Center.

For 12 years Dr. Minkoff worked in Emergency Medicine at the Community Hospital of New Port Richey, Florida which ranks in the top 100 hospitals in the U.S. This emergency room has a chest pain center considered in the top 1 percent of all such centers in the U.S.

Dr. Minkoff's Clinic

He co-founded LifeWorks Wellness Center in 1997, one of the largest alternative medical clinics in the U.S. This wellness center combines more cutting-edge alternative therapies and modalities under the same roof than almost any other alternative clinic in the country.

In 2000, he founded BodyHealth, a nutrition company which offers a unique range of dietary supplements to the public and practitioners. He is also currently on the board of Home Health Works, an agency which offers in-home care and which was founded by Dr. Minkoff’s wife, Sue Minkoff R.N.

Dr. Minkoff is passionate about sustainable health, fitness, and is a 42-time Ironman finisher. He also devotes much of his time to writing and research. He also writes two newsletters each week, The Optimum Health Report and the BodyHealth Fitness Newsletter.

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Jul 11, 2017

So our brains and guts have an incredibly powerful connection. So powerful in fact that with the right nutrition, we can use foods to heal our brain, and to energize, and invigorate our nervous system.

But if our lifestyle becomes filled with processed foods full of artificial ingredients, refined carbohydrates, and sugar, over time our brains begin to face an energy crisis. 

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We're talking about this with Amy Berger, the Author of The Alzheimer's Antidote and Nutrition Counselor at Tuit Nutrition. Amy's uncovering the different parts of the brain that have a connection to Alzheimer's, and shining a big spotlight on the scientific reach about how a low-carb and higher fat diet can help fight chronic neurodegenerative diseases, memory loss, and cognitive decline.

Even if Alzheimer's doesn't run in your family, this episode is full of great advice for preventing disease and keeping a healthy mind, for life. 

Food itself is not a cure for metabolic problems or chronic neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's. However, if we eat more nutritious foods with plenty of B12 vitamins, healthy fats, and clean non-CAFO sources of animal protein, we can begin to understand their connection towards easing the symptoms of Alzheimer's, brain fog, and dementia for so many millions of people out there who suffer.

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Early Prevention of Alzheimer's

Alzheimer's has been referred to as Type 3 Diabetes because those who have it also tend to have very high insulin levels. 

In a regular blood test, our insulin and glucose levels may appear normal when they're really not at all. To find out our insulin levels, we should specifically ask for a fasting insulin test from a doctor.

We can improve our insulin levels with a short term boost with intranasal insulin. However, we can't solely rely on short term fixes to help our brain.

Rather than turning to insulin treatment, we should be focusing on resensitizing the blood brain barrier. Even if someone is a carrier of the ApoE4 gene, that doesn't mean that they'll automatically have Alzheimer's some day. If we can begin to make lifestyle changes as early as in our 30s and 40s, we might be able to evade triggering the gene.

We also have to consider other factors that can lead to Alzheimer's and dementia such as the side effects from anesthesia or physical trauma to the brain

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Daily Exercise

We don't have to train or push ourselves to compete in marathons in order to have a healthy mind. Regular cardio, lifting weights, or even simple exercises like walking can keep our brains strong.

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The Ketogenic Diet

A low-carb, high-fat diet such as the Ketogenic Diet is not a miracle cure to end Alzheimer's. However, it has been proven that there are noticeable, subjective and objective measurable differences and improvements in the brain when following this diet.

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The Importance of the B12 Vitamin

Besides having high insulin levels, many Alzheimer's patients are also deficient in the B12 vitamin

The B12 vitamin is extremely important because it can help our brains function properly and transport messages via neurons. Unfortunately, even if we do eat plenty of foods that have the B12 vitamin, prescription antacids can inhibit our ability to absorb the nutrient. Too much follate can also mask our B12 numbers.

B12 deficiency can easily be mistaken for dementia because there are side effects that are irreversible. 

A deficiency in the B12 vitamin might not only lead to dementia, but it can also trigger memory loss, confusion, or loss of balance. If it's very severe, we can experience feelings of numbness, tingling sensations, and cold extremities.

To ensure we have good B12 levels, we can add the following foods to our diet:

  • Red meat
  • Egg yolks
  • Fatty seafood
  • Shellfish
  • Lamb
  • Beef
  • Pork
  • Goat
  • Olive oil
  • Avocado oil
  • Nuts
  • Seeds

For vegetarians and vegans, some forms of algae or supplements can help.

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Listen To Episode 119 As Amy Uncovers:

  • Why Alzheimer's Disease  is referred to as Type 3 Diabetes
  • The power of the Ketogenic Diet to keep our brains healthy.
  • Why insulin and glucose levels are so high in Alzheimer's patients. 
  • Why we shouldn't rely on short term fixes to help our brain via insulin treatment, but focus on resensitizing the blood brain barrier.
  • What are the different pieces of the brain that contribute to Alzheimer's including the cell body, the axon, and the dendrites.
  • The importance of getting enough of the B12 vitamin and how to find out if we are deficient.
  • What else can affect our brain's function and a rapid onset of Alzheimer's besides just environmental and product toxins.
  • How we can measure brain decline at any age.
  • The difference between brain fog and experiencing the early stages of Alzheimer's.
  • How the ApoE4 Alzheimer's gene may or may not be a factor for whether some actually develops the disease.
  • About gluconeogenesis and how this metabolic pathway relates to the eating patterns we might have.
  • How to approach changing our diets and allowing our bodies to adjust.
  • Deciding whether or not Ketosis is right for someone.
  • How to give a short term fix and help someone who is older to take exogenous ketones or beneficial MCT oil and coconut oil to help their brain function.

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Top 3 Takeaways From The Show

  • Alzheimer's is basically an energy crises in the brain. Neurons that are affected by Alzheimer's have lost their ability to gather energy from glucose and so they starve and shrivel up. When atrophy begins, the connections between the brain neurons are lost. That is when memory loss, clouded thinking, and personality changes can begin.
  • The brain is like a hybrid car and can run on different sources of energy. Besides glucose and fats, the brain can also run on ketones. Many people have seen great improvement in how their brain functions by following a low-carb, high fat diet such as the Ketogenic Diet. The brain will always need a little bit of glucose for energy, but we don't have to be eating glucose for that to happen. Through gluconeogenesis, our brains are able to turn amino acids and fats into the glucose that it needs to survive.
  • Whether or not we have the ApoE4 gene, it doesn't necessarily mean we will or won't develop a chronic neurodegenerative disease like Alzheimer's. Several lifestyle factors such as diet and exercise also come into play. By keeping up with regular exercise and following a healthy diet, we can help our minds stay strong and sharp for many years.

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Power Quotes From Amy Berger

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[tweetthis]"Ketones are a fuel substrate that can act like an energy drink for the brain. They can be a short term boost." - @TuitNutrition [/tweetthis]

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  • "Alzheimer's is basically an energy crisis because it's a metabolic problem. By that it's a problem with how the brain is receiving metabolic energy. When your body gets tired, you can be sluggish, cranky, or clumsy and maybe you make mistakes that you don't normally make. So, when the brain doesn't have enough energy, it does the same." - Amy Berger on why Alzheimer's is an energy crisis for the brain. 
  • "Many people who have Alzheimer's are also insulin resistant and therefore have very high insulin.  That's why Alzehimer's is now often referred to as Type 3 Diabetes. " - Amy Berger on Alzheimer's and insulin resistance in the brain. 
  • "Alzheimer's itself is not a rapid onset disease. Nobody wakes up one day with Alzheimer's disease. This is something that builds over the course of decades which is why it's so important to be pro-active." - Amy Berger on how Alzheimer's can  develop overtime.
  • "Brain fog is an acute, short term indicator of some type of energy problem in your brain. It's helpful to keep an eye on your blood sugar which you can easily do at home with a glucometer." - Amy Berger on how brain fog can be an indicator that your brain is lacking the energy it needs and how to measure it.
  • "ApoE4 does not cause Alzheimer's, but it does raise your susceptibility to developing it. The most important thing is to get rid of the refined carbohydrates and grains. Focus on eating more fatty seafood, shellfish, lots of healthy fat like olive oil, avocado oil, nuts and seeds or good quality animal protein like lamb, beef, goat, or  pork." - Amy Berger on the ApoE4 gene and what foods to eat to avoid triggering that gene. 

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About The Alzheimer's Antidote by Amy Berger

Amy Berger: The Alzheimer's Antidote WELLNESS FORCE RADIO PODCAST EPISODE 119A diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease in 2016 is startlingly similar to a half-century ago. Despite decades of research and millions of dollars invested in uncovering the causes and developing treatments for this devastating illness, progress has been slow, with each new “blockbuster” drug proving to be as big a disappointment as the ones that went before it. Today, an Alzheimer’s diagnosis is a death sentence.

However, there may be ways to prevent, delay, and possibly even reverse the course of this crippling neurodegenerative disease. In The Alzheimer’s Antidote, Certified Nutrition Specialist Amy Berger presents a multi-pronged nutrition and lifestyle intervention to combat Alzheimer’s disease at its roots. Berger’s research shows that Alzheimer’s results from a fuel shortage in the brain: As neurons become unable to harness energy from glucose, they atrophy and die, leading to classic symptoms like memory loss and behavioral changes.

This is a revolutionary approach―one that has been discussed in the scientific literature for years but has only recently been given credence in clinical settings, thanks to extremely promising studies wherein Alzheimer’s patients have experienced complete reversals of the condition. Medical and scientific journals are full of research showing alternate ways to fuel the starving brain, but no one has been bringing this essential information to the people who need it most―until now.

In a culture obsessed with miracle medications, the pharmaceutical route for tackling Alzheimer’s has been a massive failure. Pills and potions don’t address underlying causes, and regarding Alzheimer’s, they typically fail to improve even the symptoms. As a metabolic problem, the only effective way to treat Alzheimer’s may be a multifaceted approach that fundamentally reprograms energy generation in the brain. The good news is, the secret is as simple as switching to a low-carb, high-fat diet.

The Alzheimer’s Antidote shows us that cognitive decline is not inevitable, but if it does occur, we don’t have to sit idly by and wait helplessly while it progresses and worsens. Amy Berger empowers loved ones and caregivers of Alzheimer’s sufferers, and offers hope and light against this otherwise unnavigable labyrinth of darkness.

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About Amy Berger

Amy Berger is a Certified Nutrition Specialist and Nutritional Therapy Practitioner and the author of The Alzheimer’s Antidote.

She is a US Air Force veteran who now specializes in using low-carbohydrate nutrition to help people reclaim their vitality through eating delicious, wholesome foods, and teaching them that achieving vibrant health doesn’t require starvation, deprivation, or living at the gym. Her motto is, “Real people need real food!”

You can read her blog at www.tuitnutrition.com, here she writes about a wide range of health and nutrition-related topics, such as insulin, metabolism, weight loss, thyroid function, and more.

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Resources Mentioned by Amy & Josh

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[tweetthis]You don't need to eat glucose because gluconeogenesis will create it on demand for the brain." - @TuitNutrition [/tweetthis]

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Jul 5, 2017

Have you noticed that an over-obsession with health research and chasing the symptom rabbit down all the black holes online can create an unhealthy lifestyle?

There is a term for an obsession with excessive elimination diets, and being overly concerned with avoiding foods you believe to be harmful:

It's called orthorexia. 

Being obsessed with your health sounds like a great thing on the surface when you're dealing with disease or physical distress, but the truth is that we as humans tend to have a fundamental flaw:

Thinking that more analysis and more testing will lead to better wellness results.

But paradoxically, the more that most people tend to stress about "finding the one answer" that will ease the pain, the more is actually becomes what is blocking them from hearing the messages the body is trying to say that will yield relief.

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The Orthorexia Connection With Dr. Michael Ruscio

On this podcast with Dr. Michael Ruscio, we're discover the underlying issues that cause this need for perfection, and how to focus in on the few lab tests and strategies that will have the most impact on our well-being.

You'll learn why Dr. Ruscio spends over 30% of his time with new patients simply "calming them down" from their over-researched and frenetic clicking online, to then teach them how to tune back into their body's own voice and intelligence.

It's through using this emotional intelligence, and learning how to trust, that we can know deep down that we will find the answers we're looking for.

The Allure Of Information

With the plethora of health information available today, it's more important than ever to develop skills and knowledge to filter through the noise.

Not only does the mass of information make it challenging to discover our health needs, but it can lead to overwhelm and keep us from taking action.

As alternative medicine grows, more lab and supplement companies stand to make incredible profits from our desire to find vibrant healthWhile some provide amazing products and services, many make fictitious claims or provide information that is improperly used by their consumers.

To take control of our wellness destiny we must learn to seek out valid information, listen to our bodies, and find out what makes sense for our lives.

Listen To Episode 119 As Dr. Ruscio Uncovers:

  • His journey from orthopedic surgery into alternative medicine.
  • How he remedied a health crisis that doctors could not solve.
  • How to sort through the increasing amount of health information online.
  • The problems with self-diagnosing based on your symptoms.
  • How to take control of your health, get to the root of issues, and avoid analysis paralysis.
  • How living an overly restrictive lifestyle can be counterproductive to your wellness. 
  • Tips to avoid orthorexia, and the allure of information on the internet.
  • The fraudulent activities in lab and supplement companies.
  • Why you shouldn't hastily change your diet or supplement intake based off test results.
  • The importance of understanding that correlation does not equal causation.
  • How to get in touch with your inner voice, and listen to your body's needs.
  • How to maintain balance with an addictive personality.
  • The importance of building good gut health from an early age.

Top 3 Takeaways From The Show

  • If you improve your lifestyle and diet and can't seem to get adequate results, you may want to seek out a clinician or trusted wellness source to guide you through the process.
  • Over-testing and analyzing can cripple us underneath information, making it hard to process, sort through, and prioritize. We must develop our body's intuition and find out what health measures will have meaningful impact.
  • We must realize when to step back, relax, and stop measuring every aspect of our health.  The frenetic search for health can keep us from the well-being we desire.

Power Quotes From Dr. Mike Ruscio

 

  • "We must use scientific literature the right way to improve our results, rather than distract us and make the results convoluted." - Dr. Michael Ruscio
  • "It's not about doing lots of testing, but rather the few tests, and the few interventions that have been shown to have the most impact." - Dr. Michael Ruscio
  • "If you do too much testing you cripple yourself underneath information. It becomes hard to process, sort through, and prioritize." - Dr. Michael Ruscio
  • "It's a fundamental flaw, thinking that more testing and more analysis will produce better results." - Dr. Michael Ruscio
  • "A serious problem lies in citing animal and cell cultured data, and using that to justify a treatment or a test." - Dr. Michael Ruscio
  • "Figure out what things you must do to create the best environment for your unique body." - Dr. Michael Ruscio
  • "Be careful when doing testing and examining complicated readouts; it can pull you into empty measures. " - Dr. Michael Ruscio
  • "He who is the best, can do the most with the least." - Dr. Michael Ruscio
  • "Don't let health run your life, instead, use it as a tool to feel more vital."  - Dr. Michael Ruscio

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About Dr. Mike Ruscio

Meet Dr. Michael Ruscio. A doctor, researcher, author, and health enthusiast. He practices functional medicine with an emphasis on natural and nutritional solutions. He gives smart, busy people who are suffering from symptoms of chronic illness simple steps to get better, and get on with life.

After years of an active life as a healthy athlete, Dr. Ruscio suddenly found he was tired, depressed, and his digestion was off. He couldn’t sleep at night. His hair was thinning and he had no libido. He needed multiple naps to get through a day and experienced brain fog from eating almost anything. He was feeling depressed and woke up at 3 a.m. with insomnia only remedied by chocolate. He went to a few doctors and disappointingly, all labs tests came back normal. He was told there was nothing wrong with, but knew something was very wrong.

He read everything he could on the internet and proceeded to waste a ton of money on herbs, vitamins and supplements in attempts at treating his symptoms. He eventually found functional medicine and figured out that a gut infection was at the root of all my problems. He learned how to heal the gut, rebalance hormones, and get back his health.

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