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The Longevity & Biohacking Show with Jason Hartman & Fernando Aires

A show created to inform listeners on the important aspects of health, wealth and happiness to ensure you live life to its fullest. Your host, Jason Hartman, interviews top notch authors and gurus in the field to reveal expert advice. Guest include: Dr. Charles Tandy, David Ewing Duncan, Dr. Joseph Maroon, Dr. Edmund Chein, Dr. Michael Mosley, Matt Fitzgerald, Dr. Norman Shealy, Ari Tulla, Budge Collinson, Luis Tijerina, Ben Greenfield, Dr. Brett Osborn, Ted Anton, Patrick Cox, Jenny Craig, and many more.
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Dec 29, 2016

After a cancer scare, where researchers questioned him about his exposure to chemicals from common household items such as weed killers, glue, detergents, plastic meat wrap, etc, McKay Jenkins started doing his own research on the toxins that are getting into our bodies and environment. Jason Hartman and McKay Jenkins discuss what McKay found that led him to write his book, What’s Gotten into Us? Staying Healthy in a Toxic World.

Before his surgery for a benign tumor in his abdomen, McKay came across many people with various types of cancers and started wondering just how many chemicals we’re exposed to every day. The number was staggering. The toxins are all over. Leached into our environment and ingested through our air, food, water, and numerous household items and lawn care products. Even samples of our water show pharmaceuticals; mattresses contain neurotoxins that break down over time; children’s clothing contains flame retardants; many pots and pans are coated with Teflon. And that's just a start. Body burden studies that are designed to reflect the amount of toxins in a person’s body reveal high levels of hormone-disrupting chemicals in blood samples.

McKay talks about the lack of regulations written in the interest of large corporations rather than protecting consumers. Corporatocracy want consumers to shop without thinking; putting chemicals that are ILLEGAL in Europe into cosmetics here in the USA. Warning labels aren't required on cosmetics, yet the same degreaser found in the hardware store carries a warning lable.

In addition to his book, What’s Gotten into Us, McKay is the author of several other books. He is also the editor of The Peter Matthiessen Reader (Vintage, 2000), an anthology of the American nature writer’s finest and most enduring nonfiction work. McKay holds degrees from Amherst, Columbia’s Graduate School of Journalism, and Princeton, where he received a PhD in English. He has also written for Outside, Orion, The New Republic, and many other publications.

Website:

www.mckayjenkins.com

Dec 22, 2016

Jason Hartman talks with Clint Emerson, a best selling author and author of the new book 100 Deadly Skills. He's also a retired Navy SEAL with 20 years of service. Clint graduated from the American Military University in Virginia with a B.A. in Security Management. He is also Founder and Managing Partner of Escape the Wolf, LLC. The company focuses on workplace violence prevention and crisis management. He is also the founder of Zero Trace Products.

Key Takeaways:

[2:48] Why knowing elusive skills is important for everyone

[7:05] The things that Clint ALWAYS has on him (in his shoes) in case of capture

[11:25] Looking for the "X" and what to do to avoid and get away from it

[15:30] Techniques to use to help you escape

[19:00] Escaping from a trunk

[23:40] What to do when you've actually escaped

Website:

www.100deadlyskills.com

Dec 14, 2016

Fernando talks with Justin Brost, President at Energetic Fitness Systems, about their products which can infuse bio-compatible energy into the human body. This has the effect of energetically balancing the individual, allowing the body to function optimally.

The Energetic Fitness Systems™ Project was launched many years ago. The original concept for the technology was “invented”, or conceptualized by Nicola Tesla in the late 1800’s. Energetic Fitness System™ has further developed and modernized this technological concept.

Energetic Fitness System™ offers two models that are SAFE, EASY & SIMPLE TO USE. Users are insulated from electrical current using only the most modern and highly developed components available.

Key Takeaways:

[2:45] The progression of Energetic Fitness System's product

[8:18] What a PEMF machine is

[13:20] What improvements they've made to Tesla's investions

[17:50] The drop in energy output in the world

[21:00] How you measure the energy field of the world

[27:10] Potential side effects from the device

[31:20] How much the machine costs and where you can get it

Website:

www.energeticfitness.com (enter code ENERGYHACK123 for 10% discount on items purchased through 12/31/16

Dec 8, 2016

The United States is ranked No. 49 in healthcare by the World Health Organization – below some so-called third world countries. Why is this? According to Dr. Harvey Bigelsen, author of Doctors are More Harmful Than Germs: How Surgery Can Be Hazardous to Your Health – And What to Do About It, nearly all surgery is elective surgery, and germs do not cause disease. Most doctors focus on treating illness and disease with surgery and drugs, “fixing” rather than curing patients. Join Jason Hartman as he interviews Dr. Bigelsen regarding his more nontraditional approach to medicine. Listen in for a discussion of Dr. Bigelsen’s simple, if radical approach to healing chronic inflammation, why germs do not cause disease, and how even so-called “non-invasive” surgeries and procedures can harm you. Learn what Biological Medicine is and how it differs from alternative, functional medicine and modern scientific medicine, and why the AMA and Big Pharma are threatened by non-traditional medicine.

Harvey Bigelsen, M.D., served his country in Vietnam as a commanding officer in charge of mass casualties and as a trauma surgeon. He had a successful ophthalmology practice in Princeton, New Jersey, before moving to Arizona and following a more nontraditional medical philosophy. He co-authored the Arizona Homeopathic Medical Practice Act, and was appointed by then Governor Babbitt to establish a board, and while acting as president, to set the standards for holistic medicine. The law gave homeopathy equal legal status with allopathic and osteopathic medicine. He continues to consult in Nevada City, California. Bigelsen is no stranger to controversy. For more than thirty years he has been bucking the medical establishment with his more nontraditional or Lamarckian approach to medicine, and he has paid a price for his opposition. But this trailblazing medical maverick has refused to be silenced, doggedly advocating an approach to health that avoids unnecessary surgeries and drugs.

Though he trained as a medical doctor and surgeon, Dr. Bigelsen grew frustrated by his inability to help patients through the traditional methods of Western medicine. Dr. Bigelsen’s work is based in biological medicine, and involves a revolutionary approach that evaluates every patient as an individual, and develops a rational therapeutic plan based on his/her past medical and surgical history. He believes that if the patient is not getting better, it is the practitioner’s fault, because “miracles only happen when you know what you are doing.” This philosophy has been the foundation of Dr. Bigelsen’s work and drives him to find the real cause of each patient’s unique problems. Only when a cause is found, can one find a cure.

Website Mentioned:

www.drbigelsen.com

Dec 2, 2016

Philip Moeller is an award-winning financial journalist, author and entrepreneur. He also has written “Get What’s Yours for Medicare: Maximize Your Coverage, Minimize Your Costs,” which is designed as a companion volume to Get What’s Yours for Social Security.

Phil tackles aging and retirement issues for Money Magazine and PBS in his “Ask Phil” column. He is a research fellow at the Center on Aging & Work at Boston College, and also co-author of “How to Live to 100,” a U.S. News & World Report e-book.

Phil founded Insure.com, an Internet pioneer that became the leading online provider of consumer insurance information. He sold that business and later was a corporate communications executive for a Fortune 500 financial services firm. He then returned to journalism as a Contributing Editor at U.S. News & World Report, where he wrote The Best Life column on retirement and successful aging from 2008 to 2013. Phil graduated from Princeton University and has a master’s degree from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University, where he also taught.

Key Takeaways:

[2:50] The importance of maximizing Social Security and Medicare, and why that's critical to your longevity

[6:00] Things Medicare will pay for that help you extend your life

[11:35] If there's a right time to claim Social Security benefits

[16:10] Some unexpected behavioral actions that impact your health

[20:10] Some secrets to happiness

Website:

www.getwhatsyours.org

Nov 23, 2016

If you read the drug information included with any medication a doctor prescribes for you, there is usually a long list of possible side effects, including some that make you wonder if taking the medication is worth the risk. In recent years, anti-depressants have come under attack for their overuse for various disorders and associated risks in various groups. Jason Hartman interviews psychiatrist, Dr. Peter Breggin about how pharmaceutical companies have promoted that depression and anxiety attacks and many other mental disorders and illnesses are based on chemical imbalances and that this pill or that pill will take care of the problem.

Dr. Breggin talks about how our own internal resources for overcoming challenges are discarded in exchange for a pill. He expresses that happiness and optimism are key elements in successfully facing life’s difficulties, but in this day and age, apathy from being over medicated is setting in and restricting people’s ability to manage their own emotions. Studies have shown that anti-depressants have long-term risks. Dr. Breggin claims drugs given for bi-polar disorder are nothing more than a scam. He goes on to explain that the way the drugs are supposed to work actually creates a chemical imbalance that the brain does not like, leading to unnatural changes, basically causing damage to the brain. Dr. Breggin’s focus is teaching people the high risks of medications that alter the brain’s natural functions, and helping people to learn to take control of their own mind to overcome depression, panic attacks and other mental disorders. He points out that the brain is so complex that it even has a blood/brain barrier that is supposed to keep out things that can alter the psyche of the brain, meaning psychiatric drugs have to be tailored to sneak past it.

Peter R. Breggin M.D. conducts a private practice of psychiatry in Ithaca , New York , where he treats adults, couples, and families with children. He also does consultations in the field of clinical psychopharmacology and often acts as a medical expert in criminal, malpractice and product liability suits. Before moving to Ithaca in November 2002, he was in practice for nearly thirty-five years in Washington , DC and Bethesda , Maryland . He has written dozens of scientific articles and many professional books, including Medication Madness: The Role of Psychiatric Drugs in Cases of Violence, Suicide and Crime (2008), and is on the editorial board of several journals. Dr. Breggin’s work has led to significant changes within the profession. The FDA’s recent recognition of numerous adverse reactions caused by the newer antidepressants — including suicidality in children and young adults, and a stimulant profile involving agitation, akathisia, hostility, aggression, and mania — closely follows observations made and publicized by Dr. Breggin over the past ten years.

In 2010 Dr. Breggin and his wife Ginger formed a new organization that continues their emphasis on bringing professional and laypersons together to share their concerns about the hazards of contemporary biological psychiatry while promoting more caring and empathic approaches to personal conflict and suffering. The new organization will sponsor an annual meeting each April in Syracuse, New York (empathictherapy.org).

Dr. Breggin’s two most recent books are Brain-Disabling Treatments in Psychiatry: Drugs, Electroshock and the Psychopharmaceutical Complex (2008) and Medication Madness: A Psychiatrist Exposes the Dangers of Mind-Altering Drugs (July 2008).

Website:

www.breggin.com

Nov 19, 2016

Mrs. Brannon holds degrees in both Nursing and Psychology from the University of Central Florida. She brings with her almost 20 years of leadership experience in hospital administration and healthcare sector marketing. With a long history of project management, Mrs. Brannon has procured and directed specialized teams to execute construction and implementation of highly complex technologies to advance tertiary and quaternary care hospitals’ market share. As an entrepreneur, she is passionate about creating scientifically supported products that are not only widely accessible to consumers, but ones that can enhance the enjoyment of life in today’s uniquely complex world. Mrs. Brannon looks forward to creating jobs and fostering the fledgling tech industry in her native South Florida community.

Key Takeaways:

[2:50] What Nervana is

[4:45] Fernando's experience with Nervana and if it's in line with what everyone else will get out of it

[6:40] How the Nervana experience triggers your body with signals

[10:55] The ability to control the current entering your body, and if that's the target of the device

[14:35] If Nervana has any known side effects

[16:55] How Ami uses Nervana, and it's not how you'd think

[18:50] How Nervana factors into biohacking

[22:50] How much Nervana costs

Website Mentioned:

www.experiencenervana.com

Nov 10, 2016

Join Jason Hartman as he interviews Dr. Bill Osmunson, a leading dentist in the fight against fluoridation, about the many questions and fallacies surrounding the use of fluoride in fighting tooth decay. After water districts began questioning him about the safety of fluoridating water, Bill started researching the effects of fluoride. His findings changed his mind quickly about its safety.

Among the many dangers associated with fluoridation, one of the worst things happening is what it does to the brain. Studies have shown that areas with heavier fluoridation, there is a tripling in the number of mentally handicapped individuals, with a significant IQ drop of 6 – 8 points. Fluoride also creates apathy in children and adults and has been used for many years to calm down hyperactive or ADD/ADHD children. Other results of Bill’s research showed that the U.S.’s rate slowing down tooth decay has been the same as other countries that have promoted better and proper care of teeth, but who do not fluoridate the water. Bill says as a topical treatment, it may help to a small degree, but it definitely does not help to ingest it. Unfortunately, two different branches of the government disagree on whether fluoride should be swallowed or not. Warning labels on toothpaste recommend only a pea-sized amount of toothpaste to be used and warn to not swallow. Bill says the recommendations for limiting a person’s exposure to fluoride is to basically not drink tap water, but that it is nearly impossible to get away from it because it also leaches into the skin through showers and handwashing.

Jason and Bill also touch on the subject regarding the safety of mercury fillings. Bill said a mercury filling in the mouth is a trillion times more concentrated than what is found in rivers. Due to leaching of the mercury within the mouth, decay is found more than 80 percent of the time underneath a mercury filling. During brushing, cleaning, eating, and drinking hot liquids, the mercury is constantly coming off, causing mercury vapor, which is harmful as well. And like fluoride, mercury goes to the brain and into the blood stream. In Alzheimer’s patients, one of the things doctors look for in the brain is the level of mercury.
Dr. Bill Osmunson has been a dentist for 34 years, with a Masters Degree in Public Health. For the first 25 years of his practicing career, he promoted fluoridation. Following his research into the hazards, he is now involved in the fight against fluoridation of water. He produced a YouTube video talking about the issues surrounding the use of fluoride.

Nov 2, 2016

Jason and Louise Kuo Habakus discuss the human right to vaccination choice, the ethics and constitutionality of vaccination mandates, and what parents should do regarding vaccinating their children. Louise Kuo Habakus, M.A. and Mary Holland, J.D. co-edited the “Vaccine Epidemic: How Corporate Greed, Biased Science, and Coercive Government Threaten Our Human Rights, Our Health, and Our Children.” The book features more than 20 experts from the fields of ethics, law, science, medicine, business, and history, and is a call for reform. According to the research, nearly all Americans receive vaccines. “The federal government’s Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) currently recommends 70 doses of sixteen different vaccines between birth and age eighteen, and all fifty states mandate between 30 and 45 doses of vaccines for admission to day care and school.” Public health officials tell us that vaccines are safe and effective, but there is far more to the story. Louise and Mary introduce a diverse array of interrelated topics concerning the vaccine controversy, building the case that it’s your right – not the government’s – to decide whether to vaccinate yourself or your children.

Louise Kuo Habakus is the director and co-founder of the Center for Personal Rights. She was a managing director for Putnam Investments, a corporate vice president for Prudential Financial, and a consultant with Bain & Company. She graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Stanford University, where she also received a graduate degree in international policy studies. In her advocacy work, she lectures and writes frequently and has appeared in numerous media outlets, including ABC World News Tonight, Fox & Friends, and the New York Times.

Website Mentioned:

www.vaccineepidemic.com

Oct 30, 2016

Dr Alona Pulde and her husband, Dr Matthew Lederman both specialize in nutritional and lifestyle medicine. Together they have created the lifestyle improvement program used in their medical center and for patients in the film Forks Over Knives. They also authored Keep It Simple, Keep It Whole and the New York Times bestseller The Forks Over Knives Plan. Matt and Alona currently live in Los Angeles with their daughters Kylee (age 4) and Jordan (age 2) while working with Whole Foods Market overseeing various health and wellness projects.

Key Takeaways:

[2:45] How Dr Pulde got involved with the film Forks Over Knives

[4:47] How accepting people are in a holistic approach to healthcare

[7:40] Why the medical community is seemingly hostile toward nutritional solutions

[12:00] How our pallettes change over time when we change our diets

[16:10] Dr Pulde's optimum plate for a meal

[20:15] Whether other companies are following Whole Foods' example and investing in their employees health

Websites Mentioned:

Keep It Simple, Keep It Whole: Your Guide to Optimum Health
www.forksoverknives.com

Oct 20, 2016

What is the basic difference between hybrid seeds and heirloom seeds?  Has gardening become a lost art in this technological age?  Join Jason Hartman as he discusses the changeover from heirloom to hybrid seeds in our agricultural industry with John Lipscomb, founder of El Dorado Heirloom Seeds, and how growing from hybrid seeds is having a negative impact on our lives.

John Lipscomb is the Founder of a family heirloom seed company called El Dorado Heirloom Seeds. He started the business with $2,000 and less than a pound of his own garden heirloom seeds which he counted and inserted into envelopes at his dining room table. The company operates on a cash basis with no debt. Today, they employee fifteen people, including the five family co-owners, and are on pace to generate over five million dollars in sales this year with their All-In-One Heirloom Garden Kit. The website is www.EldoradoHeirloomSeeds.com. Mr. Lipscomb has written an article called HOW HYBRID SEEDS RUINED AMERICA.  Other websites include:  www.patriotfood.com and www.bigjohnlipscomb.com

Oct 13, 2016

The right balance of personality types in your organization can make a team truly thrive.

Jennifer Kahnweiler, Ph. D. is considered to be the Champion of Introverts. She is a Certified Public Speaker and a best-selling author. She has written three great books, The Introverted Leader: Building on Your Quiet Strength, Quiet Influence: The Introvert’s Guide to Making a Difference and her latest The Genius of Opposites: How Introverts and Extroverts Achieve Extraordinary Results Together. During this interview, she alludes to the true differences between introverts and extroverts, what make introverts so special and how introverts can enhance your organization.

Key Takeaways:

[2:15] How is Shyness different from Introversion?

[4:55] How does someone know if they are an introvert or extrovert?

[7:03] There is a lot of prejudice which exist against introverts.

[11:26] All of us need to flex, Introverts and Extroverts alike.

[13:20] How can introverted leaders and managers increase their influence in their roles?

[18:07] Does a person’s gender come into play when someone is trying to carve out their path?

[20:44] All must respect each other’s talents to make a partnership truly thrive.

[23:05] Discussing the 5 themes of successful partnerships.

Mentioned in This Episode:

http://jenniferkahnweiler.com/

https://twitter.com/jennkahnweiler

Oct 6, 2016

Robert M. Wachter, MD is Professor and Interim Chairman of the Department of Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco, where he holds the Lynne and Marc Benioff Endowed Chair in Hospital Medicine. He is also Chief of the Division of Hospital Medicine. He has published 250 articles and 6 books in the fields of quality, safety, and health policy. He coined the term “hospitalist” in a 1996 New England Journal of Medicine article and is past-president of the Society of Hospital Medicine. He is generally considered the academic leader of the hospitalist movement, the fastest growing specialty in the history of modern medicine.

He is also a national leader in the fields of patient safety and healthcare quality. He is editor of AHRQ WebM&M, a case-based patient safety journal on the Web, and AHRQ Patient Safety Network, the leading federal patient safety portal. Together, the sites receive nearly one million unique visits each year. He received one of the 2004 John M. Eisenberg Awards, the nation’s top honor in patient safety and quality. He has been selected as one of the 50 most influential physician-executives in the U.S. by Modern Healthcare magazine for the past eight years, the only academic physician to achieve this distinction; in 2015 he was #1 on the list. He is a former chair of the American Board of Internal Medicine, and has served on the healthcare advisory boards of several companies, including Google.

His 2015 book, The Digital Doctor: Hope, Hype, and Harm at the Dawn of Medicine’s Computer Age, was a New York Times science bestseller.

Key Takeaways:

[2:30] The role of a hospitalist and why it's growing so fast

[5:58] What innovations are coming in the medical field

[10:22] The role of computers in medicine moving forward

[15:23] How important filtering information will be as technology and medicine merge

[19:10] How hospitalists have improved medical care

[22:06] The all important question we should ask ourselves about medical procedures

Websites Mentioned:

www.twitter.com/bob_wachter
The Digital Doctor: Hope, Hype, and Harm at the Dawn of Medicine's Computer

Sep 29, 2016

Human domestication from a less natural diet and lifestyle has slowly but surely led to degeneration of our species. Jason Hartman is joined by Daniel Vitalis, health and nutrition specialist, for a discussion of getting back to the “wild,” understanding the effect of our processed and hybrid foods, and learning how wild plants are medicinal and healthier for a long and healthy life.

Daniel explains that the domestic foods have been designed to be more palatable, while wild foods tend to be bitter. He gives a history lesson on bananas, which were originally full of seeds, less fleshy, and very small, needing to be cooked to be eaten. The yellow banana that we consume today came about in the 1800’s. As an illustrative example of mutated domestication, he points out that all of the dogs we have today came from the gray wolf, which is the same mutation process that has happened with food, called GMOs. Daniel encourages travel and acclimating to other temperatures, foods and water to make the body stronger. This influence on your body through environment is called epigenetics, making body changes at the genetic level.

Daniel explains that people think degenerative diseases are happening because we’re living longer today, but this is a misnomer. Our bodies began premature degeneration around 10,000 years ago when farming began. This is when arthritis and cavities first began to appear. Indigenous people and wild animals do not suffer the same degenerative processes as domesticated people and animals and this is due to the difference in diet and how they live with the environment. Compact cities and urban communities have been a feeding ground for disease, and the main cure for such diseases as polio were from the introduction of plumbing more than from vaccines. Daniel emphasizes that the interaction with natural soil and landscapes provides immunity and a strong sense of wellbeing, reducing the need for manmade medicines. Daniel Vitalis is a Leading Health, Nutrition, and Personal Development Strategist as well as a Nature Based Philosopher. He teaches that our Invincible Health is a product of living in alignment with our biological design and our role in the ecosystem. Daniel incorporates the wisdom of indigenous peoples into our modern lives. His entertaining, motivational and magnetic delivery style has made him an in-demand public speaker in North America and abroad. Daniel is the creator of www.FindASpring.com – A resource helping the public find clean, fresh, wild water – Free of manmade pollutants, wherever they live. He is also a founding member of www.SurThrival.com, the suppliers of premier, biologically active and fully natural nutritional medicines for regeneration, immunity and healthy endocrine function. He can be found at www.DanielVitalis.com, www.SurThrival.com, www.FindASpring.com.

Sep 21, 2016

Jason Hartman and Jonathan Emord, Esq. discuss the conflict of interests found within the FDA and their history with hiding the negative aspects of prescription drugs, as well as the benefits of natural remedies. According to Mr. Emord, “Perhaps as many as 15% to 20% of all drugs on the market today are ones that carry serious side effects, including heart attack, stroke, neurological disorders, kidney failure, liver failure, and death.”

Jonathan W. Emord is one of the nation’s leading free speech attorneys. He has defeated the Food and Drug Administration a remarkable seven times in federal court, more times than any other attorney in American history, earning him the title, “FDA Dragon Slayer.” He is the 2007 recipient of the Cancer Control Society’s Humanitarian Award for “winning and preserving our great civil rights to life, to liberty, and to health freedoms.” He is the only non-scientist ever appointed to the Certification Board for Nutrition Specialists and serves as that organization’s Vice Chair. In 2010, he became the first person awarded the title “Honorary Nutrition Specialist” by the CBNS. He is also a member of the Governing Council of the International Society of Regulatory Toxicology.

Congressman Ron Paul says “[a]ll freedom-loving Americans are in debt to Jonathan Emord for his courtroom [victories]” and calls him a “hero of the health freedom revolution.” Formerly an attorney in the Reagan Administration’s Federal Communications Commission, Emord has practiced constitutional and administrative law in Washington, D.C. for the past twenty-five years. He is routinely consulted by industry, Congress, and the media on regulatory issues that affect health freedom. He is the author of four critically acclaimed books: Freedom, Technology and the First Amendment (1991); The Ultimate Price (2007); The Rise of Tyranny (2008); and Global Censorship of Health Information (2010). Mr. Emord is the American Justice columnist for USA Today Magazine.

Websites Mentioned:

www.emord.com

Sep 15, 2016

The Know Your Stats® (KYS) campaign is a national public awareness initiative in partnership with the National Football League (NFL) and the Urology Care Foundation to increase awareness about prostate cancer, and raise funds for prostate cancer research and education.

Dr. Lowentritt is a part of the initiative and has a general urology practice with a focus on minimally invasive techniques to treat urological conditions. His expertise includes robotic, laparoscopic, and endoscopic management of renal, bladder, and prostate cancer, as well as minimally invasive options for benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), kidney stones, pelvic organ prolapse, and ureteropelvic junction obstruction.

Dr. Lowentritt has been at the forefront of robotic urology procedures and was the first surgeon in Maryland to perform robot assisted surgery for bladder cancer.

He has authored numerous articles and chapters on subjects including robotic surgery, erectile dysfunction, pediatric urology, female urology and the urological management of patients after renal transplantation.

Dr. Lowentritt has been selected as a "Super Doctor" by his peers in The Washington Post magazine and as a "Top Doctor" in Baltimore magazine. Dr. Lowentritt serves on the Board of Directors for the Baltimore City Medical Society.

Key Takeaways:

[2:28] The (apparently not so) unusual way NFL Hall of Famer Michael Haynes

[4:21] How prostate cancer is diagnosed

[6:56] When should men start getting screened for prostate cancer?

[8:51] Why men are hesitant to discuss prostate cancer (and their overall health in general)

Website Mentioned:

www.knowyourstats.org

Sep 7, 2016

Jason talks with Jeffrey Smith from the Institute for Responsible Technology in Iowa.  As an international bestselling author and independent filmmaker Jeffrey M. Smith is the leading spokesperson on the health dangers of Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs).  His meticulously researched books and films document how the world’s most powerful Ag biotech companies bluff and mislead safety officials and critics to put the health of society at risk.

His first book Seeds of Deception: Exposing Industry and Government Lies about the Safety of the Genetically Engineered Foods You’re Eating, became the world’s best-selling and # 1 rated book on GMOs. His second book, Genetic Roulette: The Documented Health Risks of Genetically Engineered Foods, is the authoritative work on GMO health dangers. It includes 65 health dangers, linking GMOs in our food to toxic and allergic reactions, infertility, and damage to virtually every internal organ studied in lab animals. The book expertly summarizes why the safety assessments conducted by the FDA and regulators worldwide teeter on a foundation of outdated science and false assumptions, and why GM foods must urgently become our nation’s top food safety priority. Former UK environment minister says the revelations in Genetic Roulette may “change the global course of events this century.”

Mr. Smith has counseled world leaders from every continent, campaigned to end the use of genetically engineered bovine growth hormone (rbGH or rbST), and influenced the first state laws in the United States regulating GMOs. A riveting keynote speaker and popular guest on TV shows worldwide, he has lectured in 30 countries and has been quoted by government leaders and hundreds of media outlets including, The New York Times, Washington Post, BBC World Service, Huffington Post, Nature, The Independent, Daily Telegraph, New Scientist, The Times (London), Associated Press, Reuters News Service, LA Times, Time Magazine and Genetic Engineering News.

Former US National Institutes of Health scientist Candace Pert describes Jeffrey as “the leading world expert in the understanding and communication of the health issues surrounding genetically modified foods.”

Mr. Smith has united leaders to support The Campaign for Healthier Eating in America, a revolutionary industry and consumer movement to remove GMOs from the US food supply. He is the executive director of the Institute for Responsible Technology, producer of the films Hidden Dangers in Kids’ Meals and Your Milk on Drugs—Just Say No!, writes an internationally syndicated column, Spilling the Beans, has a regular blog on the popular Huffington Post, and is followed on Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube. Mr. Smith lives with his wife in Iowa, surrounded by genetically modified soybeans and corn.

The Institute also informs policy makers and the public around the world about the risks and impacts of GMOs on health, environment,  agriculture, the global economy, and the problems associated with current research, regulation, corporate practices, and reporting.

Website Mentioned:
www.responsibletechnology.org

Sep 1, 2016

Through his medical practice, as well as his New York Times best-selling books and PBS specials, Dr. Fuhrman has helped thousands of people lose weight permanently and reverse chronic diseases, such as heart disease, diabetes, autoimmune diseases and chronic pain syndromes, including migraines, using a nutrient-dense, plant-rich eating style that he calls the Nutritarian diet. Dr. Fuhrman is the President of the Nutritional Research Foundation, and is a frequent guest on The Dr. Oz Show, for which he serves on the medical advisory board.

An internationally recognized expert on nutrition and natural healing, Dr. Fuhrman is also a health and fitness enthusiast, whose athletic background gives him a keen insight into the importance of diet and physical exercise. Before graduating from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Dr. Fuhrman was a world-class figure skater who placed third in the 1976 World Professional Pairs Skating Championship.

Key Takeaways:

[3:15] Dr Fuhrman's history in figure skating, and why he left for medicine after he got injured

[7:50] What two things you could do today to change your life for the better

[10:15] Why using medication isn't always the best solution and how you can protect yourself from heart disease without medication

[13:27] Nutrition vs medication, how much each can actually lower your risk of heart disease

[15:30] Why it's important to start young, and if it's too late for you now if you didn't

[18:00] If there's a model diet for kids that's different from adults

[19:55] Why focusing on what you ARE eating makes you not want what you CAN'T eat

[23:10] If there's a need for any animal products

[28:15] Whether we should still be worried about cholesterol

Websites Mentioned:

www.drfuhrman.com

Aug 24, 2016

Regina M. Benjamin, M.D., M.B.A., was appointed by President Barack Obama as the 18th United States Surgeon General in July, 2009 and served a four-year term. Dr. Benjamin also oversaw the operational command of 6,700 uniformed public health officers who serve in locations around the world to promote, and protect the health of the American People. Dr. Benjamin served simultaneously as Surgeon General and as the first chair of the National Prevention, Health Promotion, and Public Health Council (National Prevention Council) ─ 17 cabinet-level Federal agencies that developed the road map for the Nation’s health – The National Prevention Strategy.

Before becoming “America’s Doctor,” she served her patients at the rural health clinic she founded in tiny, Bayou La Batre, Alabama, keeping the clinic in operation despite damage and destruction inflicted by Hurricanes Georges (1998) and Katrina (2005) and a devastating fire (2006).

She has a B.S. in chemistry from Xavier University of Louisiana, an M.D. degree from the University of Alabama at Birmingham and an M.B.A. from Tulane University. She attended Morehouse School of Medicine and completed her family medicine residency in Macon, Georgia.  Dr. Benjamin is the recipient of 22 honorary degrees.

She is former associate dean for Rural Health at the University of South Alabama College of Medicine in Mobile and past chair of the Federation of State Medical Boards of the United States. In 1995, she was the first physician under age 40 and the first African-American woman to be elected to the American Medical Association Board of Trustees. She served as president of the American Medical Association Education and Research Foundation and chair of the AMA Council on Ethical and Judicial Affairs. In 2002, she became the first African-American female president of a state medical society in the United States when she assumed leadership of the Medical Association State of Alabama.

Key Takeaways:

[1:06] The purpose of the FDA and the importance of adult vaccinations

[3:30] The startlingly low rates of vaccinations among adults

[5:55] Dr Benjamin addresses the vaccination debate and why we need to build up trust as a society

[7:53] What Dr Benjamin is proudest of from her term as the 18th US Surgeon General

[10:12] The obesity epidemic in America and what can be done

Websites Mentioned:

www.knowpneumonia.com
www.twitter.com/reginabenjamin
www.cdc.gov

Aug 17, 2016

Sanjiv Chopra, MD, is professor of medicine and former faculty dean for Continuing Medical Education at Harvard Medical School. He’s also the James Tullis Firm Chief, Department of Medicine, at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. For 12 years he led the most robust academic Continuing Medical Education enterprise in the world, reaching out to 80,000 clinicians in 150 countries each year. Dr. Chopra is also editor-in-chief of the hepatology section of UpToDate, an online resource used by more than 600,000 physicians worldwide for clinical decision-making at point of care.

Dr. Chopra was designated a Master of the American College of Physicians in 2009, and has earned a number of awards, including the American Gastroenterological Association’s Distinguished Educator Award. In 2012, he was awarded the Ellis Island Medal of Honor for “Exemplifying outstanding qualities in both one’s personal and professional lives while continuing to preserve the richness of one’s particular heritage.”

Key Takeaways:

[2:45] The impact Sanjiv's father, a doctor himself, had on his life and career

[6:45] The differences in how students are taught in med school now versus when he was a student

[9:20] Whether med students now are more willing to consider holistic approaches to medicine

[10:24] A couple of thoughts and myths the general public has about medicine (and why your general physician might now know everything)

[12:36] The vaccines cause autism myth

[14:26] The importance of Vitamin D

[19:30] The American Academy of Pediatrics recommended dosage of Vitamin D for children

[20:30] The revolution being created by the microbiome

[24:50] The microbiome differences created by birthing method and how c-section babies can get the benefit of naturally born children

[27:45] What happy people have in common

[31:10] 5 things people say on their deathbed (and it's not "I wish I had more money")

Resources Mentioned:

www.sanjivchopra.com
John Izzo - The Five Secrets You Must Discover Before You Die
www.23andme.com

Aug 10, 2016

Dr. Michael Mosley did a first degree at Oxford University before training to be a doctor at the Royal Free Hospital in London.

After qualifying he joined the BBC, where he has been a science journalist, executive producer and more recently a television presenter. He has written and presented series on BBC One, Two, Three and Four as well as BBC Radio 4. He has won numerous television awards including an RTS (Royal Television Society), an EMMY and being named Medical Journalist of the Year by the British Medical Association. He is also author of the best selling, “Fast Diet” and, now, "Fast Exercise".

Key Takeaways:

[1:10] How interval training impacts your metabolism

[2:45] Why interval training has evolutionary benefits

[5:05] How the science behind interval training works, but we're not 100% sure why, and the proper way to do it

[7:40] Heart rate ranges that you're looking for while interval training

[10:56] Dr Mosley's experience infecting himself with a tapeworm

[12:45] Why parasites fascinate Dr Mosley

[13:35] The premise of The Fast Diet

[15:50] What ratio you should be attempting in interval training between hard exercise and rest

[18:40] How long Fast Exercise will take and whether you even need to go to the gym

Websites Mentioned:

www.fast-exercises.com
www.thefastdiet.co.uk

Aug 4, 2016

International ministry leader and award-winning author Bruce Wilkinson founded TEN as the culmination of four decades of proven global ministry and training ‘best practices’. He has given keynote addresses at major national and international events with stadium audiences of 80,000 or more. Bruce’s breakout book, The Prayer of Jabez, was the fastest-selling book in history with worldwide sales exceeding 20 million. He has written more than 60 books that have been translated into 30 languages, including several books that reached the number one spot on the bestseller lists of The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and USA Today.

He built the largest religious seminar organization in the world, Walk Thru the Bible. He's trained 100,000 professional teachers in Teaching for Life Change, and launched and led the global initiative WorldTeach which recruited and trained more than 30,000 indigenous leaders in 83 nations to conduct life skills courses. He also chaired CoMission, a movement in which 87 national organizations joined together to train Russian teachers on ethics and teaching methodologies.

Bruce founded TEN because he believes that “nothing is more strategic to fulfilling the Great Commission than the training of millions of pastors and church leaders who cannot access or afford traditional academic institutions.”

Key Takeaways:

[2:37] If there are instances where we shouldn't forgive

[5:14] If forgiveness even needs to involve the person being forgiven

[6:50] How hard it is to forgive yourself

[10:11] The process of forgiving yourself

[11:43] The one question that will tell you if you're experiencing unforgiveness

[14:49] Where forgiveness occurs

[19:01] The history of Teach Every Nation

Websites Mentioned:

www.teacheverynation.org

Jul 28, 2016

Grindhouse Wetware is an open source biotechnology startup company based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Grindhouse applies the biohacker ethic to create technology that augments human capabilities. The company is most well known for their Circadia device, a wireless biometric sensor that was implanted into co-founder Tim Cannon in October 2013. Grindhouse was nominated for a corporate award in the Health & Medicine category of the 2014 World Technology Awards summit in New York City. Grindhouse has been featured in television shows such as Taboo on National Geographic Channel, Joe Rogan Questions Everything on Syfy, "The Big Picture with Kal Penn", as well as podcasts including Future Grind and Roderick Russell's Remarkably Human.

In November 2015, Grindhouse members Tim Cannon, Shawn Sarver, Justin Worst, Jessica Waldrip, Michael Seeler, and Marlo Webber had prototypes of Grindhouse’s Northstar device implanted into during simultaneous procedures occurring at the “Cyborg Fair” in Dusseldorf, Germany and at a studio in Pittsburgh.

Key Takeaways:

[1:20] What is wetware?

[4:00] How wetware can be used by the average person and why you'd voluntarily use it

[7:20] Why wetware is superior to things like the Apple Watch and their LED implant

[11:05] Where Grindhouse gets their inspiration for new wetware

[12:55] Why wetware is still currently socially taboo and what might make it go away

[15:50] The goal of being 100% non-biological

Website Mentioned:

www.grindhousewetware.com
www.twitter.com/timthecyborg

Jul 1, 2016

G. Edward Griffin is a writer and documentary film producer with many successful titles to his credit. Listed in Who’s Who in America, he is well known because of his talent for researching difficult topics and presenting them in clear terms that all can understand. He has dealt with such diverse subjects as archaeology and ancient Earth history, the Federal Reserve System and international banking, terrorism, internal subversion, the history of taxation, U.S. foreign policy, the science and politics of cancer therapy, the Supreme Court, and the United Nations.

His better-known works include The Creature from Jekyll Island, World without Cancer, The Discovery of Noah’s Ark, Moles in High Places, The Open Gates of Troy, No Place to Hide, The Capitalist Conspiracy, More Deadly than War, The Grand Design, The Great Prison Break, and The Fearful Master.

G. Edward Griffin is a recipient of the Telly Award for excellence in television production, the creator of the Reality Zone Audio Archives, and President of American Media, a publishing and video production company in Southern California. He has served on the board of directors of The National Health Federation and The International Association of Cancer Victors and Friends and is Founder and President of The Cancer Cure Foundation. He is the founder of The Coalition for Visible Ballots, a grassroots organization for the elimination of vote fraud made possible by electronic vote-counting systems. He is publisher of Unfiltered News, a weekly analysis of world events, and is Founder and President of Freedom Force International.

Key Takeaways:

[1:40] How Ed got interested in writing about the topic of cancer

[5:23] The treatment Ed's doctor friend was using that was disrupting the medical status quo

[7:22] Whether this is a preventative solution or a treatment plan

[9:04] The 4 components of amygdalin (one of them will throw a scare into you)

[12:20] How amygadlin can take out cancer cells when ingested

[14:20] Why this solution isn't being gobbled up by the big pharmaceutical companies

[18:18] Whether this is an all or nothing thing or if you can do this concurrently with "standard" cancer treatments

[20:44] Why apricot seeds technically could release toxic components, but unless you go crazy eating a ton of them, you're safe

[23:32] Why Ed thinks what he's learned is so important and how we can make cancer an oddity

[25:33] Stories of places without cancer

Website Mentioned:

www.realityzone.com

Jun 23, 2016

Stephen Heuer is the founder of Cocoon Nutrition. In 1990 he earned a Bachelor of Science Degree as a Nutripath, which was a Nutritional Correspondence course, much like the Naturopathic Doctor correspondence courses, just a slightly different name. He has done Live Cell Therapy, Ozone Therapy, Psychic Surgery, Visited John of God In Brazil, and Magnetic Therapy in England and many other therapies. Over these 20 years in practice his clients have improved or recovered from many conditions including; chronic fatigue, cancer, psoriasis, chronic constipation, kidney failure, adrenal fatigue, Liver problems, gallstones, depression, reproductive health, dysbiosis of the intestines, acne, skin conditions, sleeping problems, arthritis, osteoporosis, herniated or thinned discs, reproductive deficiency, menstrual cramps, memory and focus problems, mercury poisoning, autism, hyper and hypo Thyroid, gray hair, vision improvement and much more. Stephen has been in full time private practice for 20 years.

Key Takeaways:

[3:26] The history of Stephen's battle with chronic illness

[5:08] How a trip to the dentist, and dentists nationwide saving money on fillings, changed Stephen's life (and not for the better)

[8:33] What kind of guidance Stephen was able to get in the early years

[10:25] How Stephen detoxed from his mercury poisoning in the 90s

[13:30] The whey protein powder that helped Stephen start turning his health around

[16:42] Why fueling your body with protein is a better route than taking supplements that stimulate production of glutathione

[19:31] What growth factors are and why they're important

[23:00] Why oils we're eating now are actually harming our body

[25:38] Why ground flax seed isn't giving you what you need

Websites Mentioned:

www.sgn80.com
www.sacredseedoils.com

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