087: Raphael Sirtoli - The Problem with Tracking Calories and What To Do Instead
If you’ve ever tried to lose weight by tracking your calories and struggled, you’re not alone. This weight loss “tool” rarely works. And oftentimes there’s a big discrepancy in how many calories you’re supposed to eat versus what you actually should be eating. So the question is, is there a better way to track your food intake that actually gets results? As you’ll hear about in this podcast episode with science writer and researcher Raphael Sirtoli, there is definitely a better, more effective approach here and it comes down to tracking a few metrics. Instead of only focusing on calories, there’s other variables, such as a nutrient density score, keto score, and insulin index, which are far more effective. When you tune into this episode, you’ll discover why this alternative works so much better for reaching your goals -- including fat loss -- and improving your overall health. Raphael also explains why you don’t need to measure your food and what you can focus on instead so that you’re not tied to weighing what you eat or measuring every ounce you bite into. Raphael Sirtoli is a super bright, well-educated researcher and science writer who’s currently pursuing his PhD in the Behavioral and Molecular Lab at the University of Minho. There, his focus is on combining neuroscience and metabolism to understand the side-effects of antipsychotics and whether or not a keto diet can help mitigate them. Raphael is also the co-founder of a food tracking app called Nutrita. Unlike most of these apps on the market, Raphael’s focuses on rating foods based on their nutrition score, among other things, so that you can increase your overall nutrient intake instead of worrying about calories only. Through his app, he’s helping people reach their health goals by focusing more on behavioral changes that will keep them feeling satisfied instead of hungry for junk foods. Tune into the episode now to learn more.
086: Emily Schromm - How Emotional Awareness Can Dramatically Improve Your Life
She’s a self-proclaimed “Meathead Hippie”, a Nutritional Therapy Practitioner, trainer, coach, writer, and creator who realized she could use food and movement to heal from the inside out. But it wasn’t until she started doing a deep dive into emotional awareness that she found her true self. And that’s exactly what Emily Schromm comes on the show to talk about with Dr. Anthony Gustin. While this is a topic that’s not often talked about, it should be for a number of different reasons, as you’ll learn in this episode. By taking emotional awareness for granted, you could experience negative health outcomes. And no matter how hard you workout or eat healthy, if you’re missing this key ingredient, you could still find yourself suffering from health ailments. As Emily mentions in the show, instead of turning to external sources to find the solutions to all of your problems, it pays to turn inward and tap into your feelings. So how do you do that? When you tune into this episode, you’ll hear the exact steps to take to start tapping into your emotional awareness, which can greatly improve your life and health, as Emily experienced firsthand. If you don’t know Emily, on top of being a Nutritional Therapy Practitioner, personal trainer, and online coach, she recently self-published her book, The Process , which dives into how to do, feel, know, and make without getting in your own way. Emily shares some strategies from the book and also chats about how to crush self-doubt, when to let go of things that don’t serve you, how to push past your fears, and a number of other topics. Tune into the episode now to see how you can drastically improve your life.
085: Max Lugavere - How to Improve Your Health with More than Just Nutrition
Max Lugavere, the New York Times best-selling author of Genius Foods , has come on the show before to talk about what it takes to feed your mind and optimize brain function. Since that episode, Max has authored another book, The Genius Life , which covers everything else you should focus on to improve your health beyond just nutrition. And that’s exactly what Max comes on the podcast to chat about with Dr. Anthony Gustin. Max and Dr. Gustin get into the broader picture of health to see how your environment, what you’re exposed to, sleep, and movement can affect you. You’ll also hear more about facilitating healthy digestion beyond just what you eat, the problems associated with exposure to endocrine disruptors and eating processed foods, and the one thing most adults don’t get enough of. If you haven’t met Max Lugavere yet, on top of being a best-selling author, he’s also a talented filmmaker and a health and science journalist. He’s also the host of The Genius Life podcast, which is a top health podcast on iTunes. Max has also appeared on The Rachael Ray Show and The Doctors and he’s contributed to Medcape, Vice, Fast Company, CNN, and the Daily News. When you check out this episode, you’ll see what else could be negatively affecting your health and what you can do about it. Tune in now to learn more.
084: Travis Christofferson - How Our Health Care System Keeps You Sick
If you’re a regular listener of this podcast, you’ve heard Dr. Anthony Gustin talk about how cancer may come from a metabolic origin with other guests on the show. Since this topic was extensively covered already, this episode with author and science writer Travis Christofferson takes the conversation further. So you’ll hear more about treating cancer with supplemental theories, but that’s just the beginning of what Dr. Anthony Gustin and Travis get into. While diving into this research, Travis quickly discovered that our health care system is failing patient success rates and it doesn’t have to be this way. When you tune into the episode, you’ll hear more about what’s really preventing us from lowering health care costs, why supplemental therapies aren’t being used, and what needs to change to fix this. Travis and Dr. Gustin also get into why the war on cancer is so ineffective, why cancer rates are really down, and so much more. If you don’t know Travis, he’s the author of Tripping Over the Truth , and his latest book, Curable , outlines the exact blueprint needed to transform our health care system. Travis has also earned a master’s degree in material engineering and science and he’s the founder of The Foundation for Metabolic Cancer Therapies. By checking out the episode, you’ll learn more about Travis’ background, whether or not it’s possible to fix this situation, and how we get to that point. Tune in now to learn more.
083: Dr. Becky Campbell - Diagnosing and Treating Histamine Intolerance
After seeing five different doctors, Dr. Becky Campbell, a Functional Medicine practitioner specializing in thyroid health and histamine intolerances, was diagnosed with thyroid issues. Despite this diagnosis and treating it, many other symptoms still remained. So Dr. Campbell kept digging to uncover the root cause of these issues. She discovered a histamine intolerance was to blame. In this podcast episode, Dr. Campbell shares her journey along with what a histamine intolerance is and why so many people could unknowingly be affected by it. You’ll also hear more about the symptoms of an over or underactive thyroid, histamine intolerance symptoms to watch out for, and how to test yourself at home. If you’re not familiar with Dr. Campbell’s work, she’s the author of The 30-Day Thyroid Reset Plan and The 4-Phase Histamine Reset Plan . Dr. Campbell is also a board certified doctor of natural medicine (DNM) and she has her doctorate in chiropractic medicine. She’s also trained under Chris Kesser. Tune in now to learn more about thyroid issues and to see if a histamine intolerance could be causing your unexplained symptoms!
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