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Women's Health

Guest Heretic, Razi Berry Talks About Her Heart Revolution Summit

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Razi Berry on the Nutrition Heretic Podcast with her Heart Revolution Summit Razi Berry is our guest heretic this week as she talks about her journey through recovering from anorexia and bulimia in her teens, to fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue in her 20s, and how a stressful job led to infertility.  Follow her story to discover how it led to her discovery that naturopathic medicine accepts the mind body connection, and how the Heart Revolution Summit encompasses this.

Heart disease kills more women than all cancers combined, and Razi is taking the lead in bringing the latest research to you.  Listen in to find out how.

Razi Ann Berry is the founder of NaturalPath (thenatpath.com) and publisher of the award-winning journal Naturopathic Doctor News & Review  Razi recovered from chronic fatigue syndrome and fibromyalgia with naturopathic medicine and overcame infertility naturally. This healing journey was the catalyst for her decade’s long work empowering millions of people and practitioners to embrace the philosophies of naturopathy. She is also the host of TheHeartRevolution.org and The Natural Cancer Prevention Summit. Razi lives in Scottsdale, AZ  where she homeschool her two daughters.  You can also follow her on Facebook.

Questions For Razi and The Heart Summit Revolution:

  • How did Razi get into the health area, and heart disease in particular?
  • Is loss a contributor to heart attacks?
  • What are 3 surprising connections to heart disease?
  • What can people explore as potential help for existing heart disease?

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Which Pesticides Are Safe?; André Leu, author of The Myths of Safe Pesticides and Member of the Monsanto Tribunal

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André Leu

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To say that no other company is as hated as Monsanto is an understatement. The Monsanto name is toxic, driving away consumers who point to products like RoundUp, glyphosate and numerous GMO crops for health disorders ranging from autism and alzheimers to gluten intolerance and cancers. Our guest heretic is André Leu, author of The Myths of Safe Pesticides and member of theMonsanto Tribunal andIFOAM Organics International. In today’s episode of the Nutrition Heretic Podcast, we discuss the faulty beliefs behind the safety of poisons, and why they wreak such havoc on our bodies.

Be sure to tune in next time for thesecond half of our discussion with André Leu.

Highlights from today's episode:

6:30 ~ How can we fight labelling laws?

9:16 ~ How did we get to this place where profits are worth more than health?

13:48 ~ The 5 main myths about pesticides and their safety.

17:54 ~ How Ethiopia is restoring vegetation and what caused East Africa to find itself in such poor state.

24:50 ~ Why even low doses of chemicals can cause permanent effects on reproduction and other diseases.

36:08 ~ Are the foxes are in charge of the chicken house when it comes to regulations?

43:10 ~ Effects chemicals have on the next generation - even before they are born.

56:10 ~ What can you eat without making yourself neurotic?  Find out how André does it.

Here are some of the resources mentioned during this episode for you to get more acquainted with this topic:

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One Major Cause of Infertility Your Doctor Doesn't Know About

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There are many reasons why women and men today suffer from infertility. Unfortunately, when people seek the cause of infertility from their doctors, they are told that diet has nothing to do with it. Instead they are often given options that entail dangerous drugs and artificial manipulation of their hormones.

If you’ve been reading this blog, then you realize that our modern diet has a lot to do with the current infertility epidemic. The way we eat has changed dramatically over the past 30 years. But it’s not only whether or not we eat meat, fat or vegetables that contributes to the epidemic. And the problem goes even farther than eating junk food. In fact, what I’m about to tell you will demonstrate how we often harm our fertility by making what we believe to be eating a healthy diet.

So what healthy foods cause infertility? You may not recognize them as healthy foods when I tell you what they are because you aren’t told to look at them that way as a group, but you’ll see what I’m talking about when I break it down.

In a word, GMOs are a major cause of infertility. GMOs (genetically modified organisms) are patented seeds developed by chemical companies such as Monsanto to resist anything from drought to the most potent herbicides. Part of the profile of many of these seeds is that they cannot reproduce. Furthermore, in animal studies, they have found that upwards of 20% of all animals studied were infertile. Infant mortality was increased five times in second generation animals and by the third generation, many animals were sterile!

Since humans have a longer lifespan we haven’t seen the sterility yet, but we are seeing an increase in infant mortality in the US — even though we haven’t gotten into the second generation of people eating these GMOs.

So where can you find this cause of infertility? The major GMO crops are soy, corn, canola, and cottonseed as over 80% of these crops grown now are genetically modified. The percentage is rapidly approaching 90% as it is a well-known fact that these crops cross-breed with conventional crops.

But it doesn’t stop there, now crops such as Hawaiian papaya, beets, potatoes, tomatoes, zucchini and crookneck squash are also being grown as GMO. Like their other GMO cousins, these crops are also a known cause of infertility in animals and so, in humans as well.

So if you do nothing else for your fertility, make sure you avoid these foods. You are not paranoid to question GMO safety in light of all the deleterious effects they are known to cause. Note that soy, corn and cottonseed are often used as feed for animals, so be sure that your source of meat, eggs and dairy is also free of these harmful substances.


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.