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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

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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Posted by Autumn Smith

Modeling school lunches after countries without obesity epidemics might be a great place to begin. This is where the French come in. According to an article entitled, “What French Kids Eat For School Lunch (It Puts americans To Shame!” by Rebecca Plantier, here are some key differences in our school lunch programs, and why following the French’s lead could help usher our children into the path of greater health.

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