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.
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.
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.
[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)
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.
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.
[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