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

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.

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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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I regularly use virgin coconut oil in my cooking and as a supplement. I also use cod liver oil. For some years, I have a love-hate relationship with fermented cod liver oil because my vitamin D levels plummeted at one point while I was taking it even though it is supposed to be much higher in vitamin D than regular cod liver oil. It is unclear if this has to do with the cod liver oil preparation itself or a reaction to stress from a car accident which made it difficult for me to metabolize a lot of foods for some time. Of course, the corner of the planet where I live gets very little sunlight year round, which could have EVERYTHING to do with this as well. However, I still prefer it to other brands because it is the only one I know of that assures it is 100% derived from cod livers versus other brands which are reputed to be a melange of various vegetable oils and synthetic vitamins.

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About Adrienne Hew


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.