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Posted by Autumn Smith

If you've tried EVERYTHING to lose weight or reach your health goals to no avail, you're going to want to listen to today's podcast, The 3 Obstacles to Sustainable & Vibrant Health with International bestselling author, David Zappasodi as soon as you possibly can!

I reached out to David after reading his amazing book, Immovable Heart Unstoppable Mind, about a year ago because it had such a profound impact on the way I viewed HEALTH. He's been a motivational speaker and fitness training professionally for over 20 years and his innovative approach to health and fitness has helped countless people TRANSFORM their lives.

Since we recorded our first podcast, The Secret Sauce for Fat Loss, David has become a friend and his book has become an international best-seller.

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Posted by Autumn Smith

Have you ever tried a keto diet (or been curious about trying it) only to decide it was wayyy too restrictive?

Leanne is an ultra passionate Nutrition Educator and food blogger in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Her goal is to help you do away with feeling overpowered and controlled by food by giving you the tools you need to inject your life with happiness, healthfulness, and a whole lot of dietary fat.

Basically, she's here to help you fall in love with yourself and relinquish your fear of eating fat.

Here's what you'll learn:
How Leanne because SO passionate about high-fat living
How to know if keto is right for you
*How Leanne's approach is different than standard keto
Leanne's 3 different versions of keto
*The keto path for those with hormonal issues
*The keto path for those who crave carbohydrates
*The keto path for those who want to see fast results
How to make keto feel liberating
How to use carbohydrates strategically and still be keto
When to eat carbohydrates for best results
How fasting fits into the keto lifestyle
The ONE thing you should never do while fasting
The most common food allergies for those Leanne works with
Whether or not "high protein" keto is actually a problem
*The difference between being fat adapted and being in ketosis
The populations who will benefit MOST from a ketogenic diet
How to do a "breakfast challenge" and why it will change your life
Helpful tricks for navigating the carb flu
*The beverage you need to calm the keto flow
Why being mindful of your electrolyte intake is important when you're in ketosis
How to tell when you are in ketosis (with and without testing!)
*Leanne's favorite "quickie" recipes for people who hate cooking
Leanne's favorite condiments for keeping keto delicious
What her dinner plate looks like
The keto-approved sweetener that makes her break out
*Three amazing remedies for acne that you've NEVER heard about!
And much more!

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Posted by Autumn Smith

Dr. Izabella Wentz, Pharm.D., FASCP is a passionate, innovative and solution focused clinical pharmacist. She has had a passion for health care from a very early age, inspired by her mother, Dr. Marta Nowosadzka, MD.

As a result of extensive research and experimentation, Izabella has a new lease on life and created THE Hashimoto's Protocol. So far, her protocol has helped THOUSANDS of people reduce their symptoms and achieve remission.

So if you're suffering from Hashimoto's or hypothyroidism symptoms (cold hands and feet, thinning hair and eyebrows, constipation, lethargy) and an inability to lose weight, please be sure to listen to today's podcast! Dr. Wentz is literally one of the most knowledgeable experts on Hashimoto's in the WORLD and we cover tons of interesting topics that we didn't in our first podcast with her, episode 66. Here are some of the juicy tidbits you'll hear:

Why she's on a mission to heal the world of Hashimoto's
The 5 stages of Hashimoto's
When conventional doctors begin treating Hashimoto's and why that's an issue
How to catch Hashimoto's in the early stages
How many people are able to stop taking medication
An exciting new way to regenerate damaged thyroid tissue
The symptom many people have that means you should be tested for autoimmunity
The exact test you need to have to ascertain your risk
Issues with thyroid medications
Her favorite thyroid medications
Why you need to have your thyroid antibodies tested if you are pregnant
The one thing that raises your child's risk of autism by 80%
Whether or not thyroid medications are okay during pregnancy
Why the standard TSH ranges are outdated
The optimal TSH range
The root causes of Hashimoto's that almost no one hears about (this will shock you!)
The most common nutrient deficiencies associated with Hashimoto's
Her favorite supplemental ways to correct these deficiencies
The common parasite that's been linked to IBS, Hashimoto's and hives and how to treat it
Why carbohydrate sensitivity can be a sign of a deeper issue
What low ferritin levels can tell you (pretty amazing!)
What ideal ferritin levels look like
*The BEST diet for Hashimoto's
The most problematic foods for those with Hashimoto's
The uncommon food sensitivities commonly seen in Hashimoto's
A great way to get your organs if you HATE the taste
Whether or not raw milk is problematic
*The one (super affordable) supplement that increased her energy levels the most
Whether or not a low carb diet harms thyroid function
The one piece of advice she'd give you for vibrant health
And much more!

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Posted by Autumn Smith

Dawn Preisendorf (MA, NC, CHWC ) and she has a master’s degree in nutrition and health education, and is a certified Wellness coach. She has also completed more than 200 additional hours of clinical training with Functional Medicine experts, and is a certified Hormone Cure Practitioner through Dr. Sara Gottfried frees women from fatigue, low energy and digestive distress. She has helped hundreds of women get to the root cause of their health problems, and reclaim vitality so they can live their lives full-out.

Here's what you'll learn:

Why she left a successful career to help people get healthy
How many people suffer from fatigue
What percentage of her clients increase their energy levels (this will shock you!)
Why fatigue is not a caffeine deficiency
Why most people are looking in the wrong places for energy
The 5 underlying causes of fatigue
Foods to eat for energy
4 Supplements that will help heal your gut
How to test for food sensitivities
How to tell if you're absorbing your nutrients properly
Why low triglyceride levels are not always a good thing
What you need to know if you have heartburn
A simple strategy for improving nutrient absorption
Gut infections that can cause fatigue
How to spot gut infections
How to treat them naturally
How hormonal imbalances cause fatigue
How to create hormonal harmony
Her favorite probiotic
The most effective digestive enzymes she's found
The herb you MUST take if you have a gut infection
The most often missed cause of fatigue
3 exercises you can do to improve energy levels
One important question to ask yourself before you attack your fatigue
The foods you should add and eliminate for vibrant energy
The best supplements for vibrant energy
And much more!

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Posted by Autumn Smith

Dr. Tom O’Bryan is an internationally recognized speaker and workshop leader specializing in the complications of Non-Celiac Gluten Sensitivity and Celiac Disease as they occur inside and outside of the intestines. He is the founder of http://www.theDr.com, an author and just released a documentary series all about autoimmunity called Betrayal.

He is so committed to inspiring people to take back their health that it is PALPABLE.

I've honestly never interviewed anyone more informed or passionate.

So don't miss his wise words because they are truly life changing!

Here's what you'll learn:

Which of his autoimmune antibodies were elevated!
The #1 mechanism for getting sick and dying (hint: it's NOT cardiovascular disease!)
Why America is ranked second (from the bottom) in terms of quality of life even though we spend more than on health care than any other country
The most common triggers of autoimmune diseases
The REAL problem with gluten
The food 72% of his patients have elevated antibodies to
Why you may be on the autoimmune spectrum even if you don't have symptoms
How to find out if you're on the autoimmune spectrum before it's too late
The best test for determining your place on the autoimmune spectrum
The 2 OTHER reasons (besides gluten!) that wheat may lead to autoimmune disease
Why there are 4 TIMES more people being diagnosed with Celiacs Disease (CD) than in the 1950's
How we know that the increase in CD is NOT solely the result of better diagnostic tools
The main reasons autoimmune rates are skyrocketing today
Who develops intestinal permeability when they eat wheat
Why depression is the most common symptom for those with Celiac Disease
Why cereal grasses (found in many greens powders!) may be doing more harm than good
How many antigens in wheat we test for vs. how many there REALLY are!
The gene that can increase your risk of a vaccine injury
How many toxic chemicals are found in the placental blood of newborns (this will shock you!)!
3 steps you can take today to stay off of the autoimmune spectrum

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Posted by Autumn Smith

Megan has a bachelor’s degree in American Literature from UCLA and a master’s degree in Traditional Oriental Medicine. She is a writer, student, teacher, wife, and mother who works with Chinese herbs and Chinese massage. She's also been teaching others about the immune system and gut health for over 6 years!

She is knowledgable, kind and incredibly passionate about all things BABY.

So if you're feeling confused about how to nourish your little one, please listen to our podcast, and walk away with tools that enable you to feed your baby with CONFIDENCE.

Here's what you'll learn:

The different birthing methods and how to choose the best for you!
What you need to know if you have a C-section
The lifelong impacts of caesarean birth
How to mitigate the negative effects of caesarean birth
How a mamma's diet affects her breastmilk
Why what YOU are eating now affects what your baby's future dietary habits
How your gut and breastmilk are related
How your genes affect your breastmilk
Whether or not the supplemental nutrients make it into your breast milk
The benefits of extended breastfeeding
When to stop breastfeeding
How to supercharge your breast milk supply
The 4 major nutrients exclusively breastfed babies may be missing out on
What delayed cord clamping is and how it can prevent nutrient deficiencies
Why DHA supplementation is very important for pregnant mamma's
Her favorite DHA supplement
Why probiotic supplements can improve mineral counts
Her favorite probiotics for moms and babies
The best first foods for baby and when to introduce them
Her favorite first SUPERfood for babies
Foods that actually block mineral absorption for babies
Why egg yolk can be problematic for babies
Why babies shouldn't be drinking much water
WHEN babies should be eating for best results
A nighttime tonic that can help your toddler sleep
Which probiotic strains the literature has shown are effective for colic
Tips for taking care of mommas
The benefits of infant massage
And much more!

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Posted by Autumn Smith

Did you know that more than 2200 people die EACH DAY from heart disease?

That's one every 40 seconds.

Perhaps even more sobering is the fact that 1/3 of all heart attacks present as sudden cardiac death.

That means Prevention. Is. EVERYTHING!

Which is exactly why we had Dr. Wolfson, the Paleo Cardiologist, on the show so he can teach us exactly how to do just that.

He is experienced, passionate and on a mission to alter the trajectory of their health through heart disease prevention.

Given the fact that heart disease is still considered our #1 killer in America, this is NOT the episode to miss.

Here's what you'll learn:

Why current heart disease treatments and protocols are inadequate
Why getting your cholesterol as low as possible isn't the best way to prevent heart disease
The dangers of extremely low cholesterol
Why LDL cholesterol is not the disease causing culprit its believed to be
Why he says statins are not necessary in his practice at all
The population who will get ZERO benefit from statins
The mechanism by which statins harm your brain
The hypertensive drugs that increase your risk of cancer
How to lower your blood pressure naturally
The simple trick you can use to lower your risk of heart disease every day
The vitamin that helps dramatically reduce blood pressure
One of the most effective blood-pressure reducing foods
Why nitrates and nitrites aren't the disease-causing culprits they're believed to be
Why he calls aspirin "the biggest sham in pharmaceutical history!"
The one indicator that you're NOT heart healthy
Whether or not being thin, means you're heart healthy...
Why diabetes is "just a label."
Why elevated blood sugar is dangerous
The blood sugar numbers that significantly decrease your risk or pretty much all diseases
Why your insulin levels may increase after starting a paleo diet and why it's a GOOD sign
Why dysfunctional HDL affects insulin levels
What two met analyses (2010, 2015!) in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition revealed about the link between saturated fat, cholesterol and heart disease
The incredibly important dietary strategy that most paleo adherents miss
Which supplements help prevent heart disease
The definition of an alcoholic
And much more!

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Posted by Autumn Smith

Jane Barlow is the son of Dr. Max Barlow founder of Barlow Herbals. She has grown up around herbs her entire life and learned her father’s trade working side by side with him in the field. From learning the precise harvest seasons for each herb types to the distinct ways to dry, process and create powerful concentrated extracts, Jane truly understands how to capture the strength from the Earth. She spends years of research carefully formulating healthy products that she uses and endorses. Her 30-something sons have also NEVER taken antibiotics!

I begged Jane to come on the show and talk all about herbal remedies for today's common ailments!

So if you hate being sick, having headaches, migraines, Candida, parasites or feeling tired, or treating any of the aforementioned conditions with medications that have side effects, listen to the podcast so you can create your Herbal Arsenal!

Here's what you'll learn:

Why she started making herbal products
How her thirty something sons have NEVER taken an antibiotic
Why herbs can be a great alternative to modern medications
Where many pharmaceutical drugs are actually derived
The herb that aspirin is derived from
How to treat colds and flus naturally
The plant that saved MANY lives during the flu epidemic
Whether or not you need a flu shot?
Why she only recently began selling her products direct to customer
How to prevent the cold and flu
An effective remedy for viruses (including ear infections!)
Effective herbs for parasites and candida
What to do to PREVENT parasites and candida
How to do a parasite cleanse
How many of us are hosting a parasite
Remedies for tummy troubles and IBS (irritable bowel syndrome!)
Herbs to increase energy
The #1 cause of headaches
An amazing herb to alleviate headaches and migraines for good!

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Posted by Autumn Smith

Dr. Mosley trained as a doctor at the Royal Free Hospital in London and after qualifying joined the BBC as a trainee assistant producer. Over the last 25 years he has made numerous science and history documentaries for the BBC, first behind the camera, more recently as a presenter. He was executive producer of QED, Trust Me I’m a Doctor and Superhuman. He is also the author of the Fast Diet.

Dr. Mosley successfully reversed his type 2 diabetes by fasting and so if you have excess weight (especially around the middle), insulin resistance, pre-diabetes, type 2 diabetes, or unmet health goals than this is NOT the show to miss.

Here are sons of the other interesting things you'll lead:

How to lose weight and boost brain function without changing your diet
The empirically-supported benefits of intermittent fasting (IF)
The different types of IF
The history of fasting
Which populations benefit from fasting
What your waist circumference can tell you about whether or not you should be fasting
Why fasting is beneficial EVEN when it's slightly stressful
How to do a 5/2 fast
How to fast and still eat EVERY day
Why research has shown that IF is surprisingly EASIER (physically and psychologically!) than standards diets
How IF helps you make healthier decisions
Why you actually eat LESS the day after you fast
Who should NOT be fasting
Whether or not fasting triggers eating disorders
How many food decisions you make each day (this will SHOCK you!)
How you should approach your first days fasting for best results!
One food that is really helpful on fasting days
And much more!

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Posted by Autumn Smith

It may shock you to know that of the 80,000 chemicals in circulation today, only 200 of them have been tested for safety!
What's worse is that research is now showing that these chemicals can increase our risk for pretty much every disease AND make us fat.

Which is why in today's podcast we're going to geek out with Lara Adler, a Certified Holistic Health Coach and self-taught Environmental Toxins Expert.

Here are some of the juicy tidbits you're in for:

What toxins are and where they are found
The link between toxins and obesity
How exactly toxins make us fat
The surprising places you'll find obesogens
Why the dose does NOT always make the poison
Which diseases the literature links to toxic exposure
what a NOAL level is and why it matters for your health
How many chemicals the typical woman is exposed to before she leaves the house
Why only 200 of the 80,000 chemicals in circulation have been thoroughly tested for safety
Why 2 chemicals is "badder" than one!
How much toxic exposure costs us in terms of health care costs (this will SHOCK you!)
The 5 steps to reducing your toxic exposure!
The most important step you can take to reduce toxic exposure
Why traditional "detoxes" don't necessarily remove toxins
Why toxins are stored in fat
Why many people get sick after gastric bypass surgery
Foods that encourage your body to release toxins
Why certain prescription medications trigger weight gain (really interesting!)
The reason rice almost always contains arsenic
How to reduce the amount of arsenic in your rice
Her favorite personal care products
Why BPA-free plastic may be even WORSE
The beverage you can use to supercharge your detox
Lifestyle changes you can make to reduce your toxic burden
And much more!

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