You hear the constant reminder to make sure you get your vitamins by taking a daily multivitamin or any of the other methods available to the general public. But what you don't hear anyone talk about is whether or not you're getting all the minerals that you need.
Pauline Jose is a family medicine specialist and a clinical instructor at UCLA, as well as the co-author of Minerals - The Forgotten Nutrient: Your Secret Weapon for Getting and Staying Healthy. She joins Fernando to discuss the importance of having the right amount of minerals in your body and how you can better your life through them.
[4:39] The function of minerals in our bodies
[9:24] Should we focus on the 14 minerals Pauline mentions in her book or should we worry about all 60+?
[12:45] Can the toxins we're exposed to daily deplete our body of minerals?
[16:49] Whether Pauline would recommend drinking water the way Fernando's family does at home, by adding his own mineral drops into distilled water
[21:04] Some minerals are very dangerous to have too much of, which is why testing is critical
[23:36] The effect of minerals on mental performance
Melissa Francis may have started out as a child actress, and become famous for her stint on Little House on the Prairie, but she's come a long way since then. Now more renowned for her on air time at Fox News, and very savvy when it comes to economics, Melissa has opened up in her new book Lessons from the Prairie.
[2:05] Melissa's journey from actress to news woman
[5:16] How Michael Landon taught Melissa about your responsibility to your job
[9:11] Why it's important to remember that, in life, there are no small parts, only small actors
[13:25] The dangers of the handout culture
[18:03] How the stories of Little House on the Prairie still hold true today
Fernando Aires talks with his friend, Naval Aviator Brandon Cook. Brandon began his journey of health and wellness a few years ago, but has been facing an uphill fight while on deployment. The US military still subscribes to the food pyramid and a grain based diet, which is nothing like what Brandon has chosen as his lifestyle. So he's had to create some hacks for what to do while on the carrier. While the hacks might have been created for life on deployment, there are tips in there to help anyone who finds themselves in a situation where they can't control the food they're eating.
[4:41] Why Brandon got into his current health lifestyle
[10:14] Life on the carrier and your food options
[15:11] An important recommendation for which supplements to take when your options are limited
[20:32] Biohacking to help pilots optimize their body and training
[24:39] Brandon's mindset when he's thinking about eating fats
[29:22] The importance of a skeptical mind
Carla Lee Johnston is Founder and President of One Team Humanity Foods and Managing Member for The Truth Movie, LLC. Carla and Jason discuss how Pinterest has changed the food world, and that we would be surprised to learn about the food we are eating because there are so many “things” in our food that we don’t even know about. She shares what we should look for on labels. Johnston then explains what a flexitarian is and how her Nut Burger product has more benefits than meat.