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Supplements

Guest Heretic Jonny Bowden, the Nutrition Myth Buster, author of The Uncensored Truth about Vitamin & Mineral Supplements

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Jonny Bowden is on the Nutrition Heretic Podcast

Jonny Bowden is on the Nutrition Heretic Podcast

Vitamin A, magnesium, DHA…. what’s the difference between vitamins and minerals? And does it matter if we get them from food versus supplements? This week we talk with the man who wrote the book on The Uncensored Truth about Vitamins and Mineral Supplements — Dr. Jonny Bowden. Known as the Nutrition Myth Buster, Dr. Jonny dishes up facts about everything from fish oil to red wine heretic style with a side of bacon.

Jonny Bowden, PhD, CNS, also known as “The Nutrition Myth Buster” ™ is a nationally known board-certified nutritionist and expert on diet and weight loss. Dr. Jonny is the best-selling author of 15 books including Living Low Carb, The 150 Healthiest Foods on Earth, and (with cardiologist Stephen Sinatra), the controversial best-seller, The Great Cholesterol Myth. He is a consultant with the Cenegenics Medical Institute.

Follow Jonny on Facebook and Twitter, as well as his website.

Great Resources From Jonny Bowden:

Highlights from today's episode:

02:01 ~ Potassium iodide - it's not for everyone; find out why.

06:53 ~The difference between vitamins and minerals and do they work differently in the body?

14:20 ~ How supplements differ from naturally occurring vitamins and minerals.

15:19 ~ Misconceptions about getting enough vitamins or minerals from either plant or animal sources.

20:21 ~ What fat soluble vitamins are and why there is such a focus on them.

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27:55 ~ The effect of cooking on vitamins vs. minerals.

35:35 ~ How to keep your sanity when it comes to the overwhelming array of supplements.

37:10 ~ The ultimate list of recommended supplements.

42:43 ~ The role of probiotics.

54:24 ~ What are some misconceptions about sodium?

57:35 ~ A special offer from Jonny.

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Guest Heretic Carolyn Dean, MD, ND, The Magnesium Miracle, Part II

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Carolyn Dean speaks on the Nutrition Heretic Podcast about the Magnesium Miracle

Carolyn Dean speaks on the Nutrition Heretic Podcast about the Magnesium Miracle

Welcome back to the second half of the Nutrition Heretic Podcast interview with Dr. Carolyn Dean. Last time we talked with Dr. Dean about why magnesium deficiency is so widespread and the many common health disorders that stem from it. This week we continue talking to her about the catch 22 of supplementation and the picometer-sized stabilized ionic magnesium supplement that addresses the problems experienced with other forms of magnesium supplements.

If you missed the first half of Dr. Dean's interview, you can catch it here.

Dr. Carolyn Dean is a medical doctor and naturopathic doctor. She is the author of 110 Kindle books and 35 health books. She is on the Medical Advisory Board of the non-profit educational site - Nutritional Magnesium Association. Her magnesium outreach has won her an award from the Heart Rhythm Society in the UK for “Outstanding Medical Contribution to Cardiac Rhythm Management-2012.” Dr. Dean has a free online newsletter, a valuable online 2-year wellness program called Completement Now! and a 2-hour call in Radio Show at Achieve Radio Mondays at 4pm PST. Find out more at Dr. Dean’s Website.

Great Resources From Carolyn Dean:

  • Read down to the bottom of this page and sign up to receive Dr. Dean's free newsletter.

  • Get 7 free ebooks under the book tab of Dr. Dean's Radio Show Archive.

  • Sign up here to receive 4 free weeks of Dr. Dean's online wellness program.

Highlights from today's episode:

  • 02:19 ~ The problem with most of the magnesium supplements on the market.

  • 11:58 ~ When you should not take a magnesium supplement.

  • 15:36 ~ How does the picometer stabilized ionic magnesium compare to other types.

  • 21:34 ~ How each of Dr. Dean's supplements work? What’s the difference between them?

  • 27:36 ~ Can people do this alone? What can be some side-effects of detoxing?

  • 29:23 ~ Why a liver detox can backfire.

  • 35:50 ~ Testing your magnesium levels.

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Guest Heretic Carolyn Dean, MD, ND, Author Of The Magnesium Miracle

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Carolyn Dean speaks on the Nutrition Heretic Podcast about the Magnesium Miracle If a mineral isn’t studied in the US, does that mean it isn’t important? As we learned in a previous episode, sometimes American doctors and researchers resist giving credence to studies conducted abroad. This certainly appears to be the case with the mineral magnesium. Magnesium is integral to as many as 800 enzyme reactions in the body yet very few modern people get enough of it. Dr. Carolyn Dean, author of The Magnesium Miracle, joins us to discuss how she first discovered the power of this miracle nutrient and the broad range of health complaints supplementation can address.

After you listen to this episode, be sure to catch the second half of the interview when Dr. Dean explains the downsides of supplementation and why she created a unique magnesium supplement that removes the issues typically experienced at therapeutic doses.

Dr. Carolyn Dean is a medical doctor and naturopathic doctor. She is the author of 110 Kindle books and 35 health books. She is on the Medical Advisory Board of the non-profit educational site - Nutritional Magnesium Association. Her magnesium outreach has won her an award from the Heart Rhythm Society in the UK for “Outstanding Medical Contribution to Cardiac Rhythm Management-2012.” Dr. Dean has a free online newsletter, a valuable online 2-year wellness program called Completement Now! and a 2-hour call in Radio Show at Achieve Radio Mondays at 4pm PST. Find out more at Dr. Dean’s Website.

Great Resources From Carolyn Dean:

  • Read down to the bottom of this page and sign up to receive Dr. Dean's free newsletter.
  • Get 7 free ebooks under the book tab of Dr. Dean's Radio Show Archive.
  • Sign up here to receive 4 free weeks of Dr. Dean's online wellness program, Completement Now!

Highlights from today's episode:

  • 03:28 ~ Some people say that Magnesium is best used topically and that if it burns, it means you’re deficient; truth or fiction?
  • 07:36 ~ Why Magnesium doesn’t get as much air time as something like Calcium?
  • 12:49 ~ Dr. Dean's ah-ha moment.
  • 19:25 ~ Why Dr. Dean is on the attack against bio hacking.
  • 28:02 ~ Why there doesn't appear to be many Magnesium studies in the USA.
  • 30:29 ~ Some of the common complaints that can benefit from Magnesium supplementation.
  • 39:49 ~ Another case of the “not-invented-here syndrome.”
  • 40:46 ~ Total Biology
  • 44:48 ~ Magnesium's  role in adrenal health

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A Radical New Way to Treat All Chronic Autoimmune Conditions Using Paleo Principles with Terry Wahls, MD, author of the Wahls Protocol

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A Radical New Way to Treat All Chronic Autoimmune Conditions Using Paleo Principles with Terry Wahls, MD, author of the Wahls Protocol on The Nutrition Heretic Autoimmune disease is on the rise, but conventional doctors have little more than drugs to offer and in some cases those drugs appear to accelerate the rate of disease progression. Dr. Terry Wahls spent about 20 years slowly watching her health decline until finally she got the diagnosis of multiple sclerosis.

Only 3 years after beginning standard therapy she ended up in a wheelchair where she remained for 4 years until she began studying Functional Medicine and using supplements while developing her paleo inspired nutritional protocol, The Wahls Protocol. That’s why I invited Dr. Wahls to be our guest heretic so she can explain how she got out of her wheelchair and went back to work.

Terry L. Wahls, M.D. is a clinical professor of medicine at the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine in Iowa City and the Director of the Therapeutic Lifestyle Clinic at the Iowa City Veteran Affairs Health Care System where she treats veterans with autoimmune, neurological, and medical problems using diet and lifestyle interventions. In addition she is a clinical researcher, studying the use of diet and lifestyle interventions in autoimmune and other chronic disease states.  You can follow Dr. Wahls through her website, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, YouTube, and G+.

Find out more about the $1M research study mentioned in this episode.

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Highlights from today's episode:

7:49 ~ The first signs that something was going wrong.

10:29 ~ Options offered by the conventional medical industry.

14:24 ~ How supplements and functional medicine changed the way she thinks about health and her patients.

15:57 ~ Differences between the Paleo diet and the Wahls Protocol.

21:00 ~ Trouble with common diets.

26:48 ~ What Functional Medicine is and would Dr. Wahls have entertained it if she hadn't been forced to from her own experience?

30:11 ~ The blessing within disease.

35:56 ~ New hope with e-Stim therapy.

39:46 ~ "You don't have to wait until all the proof comes in and is vetted by the medical community"

45:04 ~  How you can participate in the $1M funded study of the Wahls Protocol.

Now that you're curious to learn more about the Wahls Protocol and how to put it into action, here are two of Dr. Wahls books for you to learn more:

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How to Cure Fibromyalgia; Leah McCullough - The Fibro Lady, author of Freedom from Fibromyalgia: 7 Steps to Complete Recovery

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Leah McCullough, Fibrolady's interview with Nutrition Heretic Do you routinely wake up from 12 or more hours of sleep and feel totally exhausted? Does it ever take you weeks to recover from light exercise? Our Guest Heretic Leah McCullough spent a decade with all that plus numbing flu-like pain that eventually left her bed-ridden for 6 years.

Then she met a practitioner who introduced her to specific forms of popular supplements which enabled her to make a Healing Quantum Leap, so that she could get out of bed and start living her life. Find out the exact steps she took to go from being unable to keep house because of debilitating fatigue to running marathons in this episode.

If you'd like more information, visit Leah's website, Leah E. McCullough or follow her on Facebook.

 

The second half of this interview can be found here where I continue speaking with Leah McCullough about fine-tuning her fibromyalgia protocol including what body care products may interfere with healing, specific supplements that helped her get over the hump and how it feels to live free of the constant numbing pain.

Highlights from today's episode:

6:03 ~ What does fibromyalgia feel like?

16:24 ~ How to know when you’ve hit the Healing Quantum Leap.

17:06 ~ Top two supplements Leah recommends for recovery from fibromyalgia.

31:00 ~ Where to start even if you can’t get out of bed.

Freedom From Fibromyalgia: 7 Steps To Complete Recovery by Leah E. McCullough is available on Amazon! Get a copy for you or someone you know that is ready for action.

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Is Soy Milk Bad for You?

Is Soy Milk Bad for You?

Is Soy Milk Bad for You?

Over the past decade, more and more health-conscious people are starting to ask "Is soy milk bad for you?" This question comes as more and more former vegetarians work hard to repair damaged health that seems to have resulted from years of relying on this bean to replace high quality protein in their diet. Here is how soy became so popular in the west.

Since the time of Hitler and Mussolini, the soybean has been increasingly recognized as a protein replacement that could feed large numbers of people on the cheap — it made up a substantial portion of their soldiers’ rations. Today, soy is said to be powerful enough to lower breast cancer, slow or reverse bone loss, lower cholesterol, reduce excess weight and stave off hot flashes.

However, if soy is potent enough to keep breast cancer rates so low in Asia, what then is responsible for their soaring rates of esophageal, stomach, thyroid, pancreatic and liver cancer? Why is it that both children and adults suffer from more broken bones in since the soy campaign began in the west 20 years ago? Clearly cholesterol levels and obesity are skyrocketing since soy was introduced to the west. And did you ever know a menopausal woman to have a sunny disposition simply by consuming this bean?

Here are just a few of the soy facts I shared with my What Your Baby Needs Before Conception class. Bear in mind that I am only keeping to the facts here. So, is soy milk bad for you? You be the judge:

1. Claims that soy has been around since “time immemorial” are false. Soy was first consumed only about 2,500 years ago. It was called chiang, a fermented product and ancestor of today’s miso. It was used to preserve meat and was consumed in very small quantities — basically whatever clung to the meat.

2. In ancient Chinese literature, soy was considered the only legume that should not be eaten. Later it was discovered that fermentation neutralized or at least weakened many of soy’s harmful anti-nutrients and the warning was (somewhat) lifted.

3. Tofu, a.k.a. meat without a bone, was introduced a few hundred years after the benefits of fermenting soy were discovered. It was eaten only by monks as an aid to spiritual development and sexual abstinence. Although it was probably not recognized at the time soy lowers testosterone levels — a good way to keep the monks focusing on spiritual development instead of women.

4. The phytoestrogens in soy bind to estrogen receptors creating serious hormonal imbalances resulting in infertility, miscarriage, lowered libido, precocious puberty in girls and breasts, hypospadias* and testicular cancer in boys.

5. Over 80% of all soy grown in the US is genetically engineered — another reason why soy is linked to infertility and miscarriage. Genetically engineered foods also cause infertility in offspring.

6. Talk to any farmer and they will tell you that soy (along with corn and skim milk) is the fastest and surest way to fatten up an animal. Goitrogens in soy are particularly hardy and block iodine uptake to the thyroid gland, which stokes the body’s metabolic fire. In a few people it speeds up the thyroid resulting in the opposite problem (extreme weight loss) and premature aging. For these people it often ends up exhausting the thyroid over time and eventually leading to sudden unexplained weight gain.

7. Soy bio-accumulates aluminum, a toxic heavy metal associated with cognitive decline.

8. Soy contains fluoride, which is associated with cretinism, learning disabilities, violence and ADD in children.

9. Soy contains toxic levels of manganese an otherwise helpful nutrient in trace amounts. High levels of manganese are considered by many to be the true cause of mad cow and related diseases of the brain including learning disabilities, violence and ADD.

10. Soy’s protease inhibitors impair protein digestion. Protease is the enzyme that breaks down protein.

11. Soy is not a complete protein. It is missing four essential amino acids — amino acids the body must get from food. Combining it with grains does not improve it’s profile much. Your body will not wait around to for you to get the missing aminos from other foods at a subsequent meal. Therefore, the aminos in soy are essentially useless. Traditionally, Asians always consumed soy foods with animal foods such as fish or pork to help round out the protein content.

12. Soy is listed on the FDA’s poisonous plant database where it has confirmed over 250 known side effects.

13. Soy is one of the top seven allergens. It is steadily climbing to the #1 position.

If there are some benefits to soy, they would be revealed by consuming it similar to the traditional Asian way — about two teaspoons per day or less and fermented. In fact, after World War II small amounts of miso were given to Hiroshima victims to reduce the incidence of stomach cancer.

Japan and China are increasing their rates of soy consumption thanks to a US campaign led by soy producers to “reconnect Asians with their traditional diet.” Despite consuming soy in its fermented forms, the increases are resulting in the many problems listed above.

Read labels on soy milk and other products very carefully. Soy parades under many names: genistein, textured vegetable protein (TVP), vegetable oil, protein isolate, vitamin E, and lecithin. It also shows up in some of the least expected places: gravies and sauces, milk, meat (fresh and processed), supplements, medications, breads, mayonnaise and farm-raised fish. But no matter where it shows up, its effects are still the same.

The governments of New Zealand and Israel require a type of “Surgeon General’s” warnings on many soy-containing products, but especially infant formula. We would all do well to completely avoid these once-considered inedible forms of this highly toxic legume to protect our fertility and our babies’ health.

So what do you think? Is soy milk bad for you?

*Hypospadias is a condition in which a boy is born with the opening of the urethra towards the underside of the penis.


About Adrienne Hew

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Adrienne Hew is a Certified Nutritionist and the Nutrition Heretic Podcast Host, but is best known online as an author of the Amazon Top 100 Bestseller 50 Ways to Eat Cock: Healthy Chicken Recipes with Balls! Receiving a certificate in Chinese dietetics in 2002 and her degree as a Certified Nutritionist in 2004, she has helped many clients and workshop attendees to decode their own health dilemmas by understanding the inconsistencies in conventional nutritional dogma. She currently resides in Hawaii with her husband and two children.